Pave the way to your preferred degree

If you lack the formal qualifications, entry rank or subject prerequisites for your preferred degree, completing a bridging course or enabling program first could be the answer.

Enabling programs can provide an admission pathway if you lack the qualifications required for admission to undergraduate study. Bridging courses can bridge the gaps in your knowledge and help you meet subject prerequisites. Explore the options below.

Bridging courses

We offer a number of bridging courses to prospective and commencing students. These courses are particularly useful for students who have no or limited prior studies in a particular study area, have had a significant break from prior studies or who simply wish to have a refresher course in a particular field.

These courses can provide you with the necessary study to:

  • meet prerequisite requirements for admission into your degree
  • brush up on your knowledge or skills in a specific study area
  • provide a foundation for your university study.

Griffith Bridging English

If you're ready for university but don't have the senior English (or equivalent) studies, successful completion of Griffith's seven-week Bridging English course meets Griffith's English subject prerequisite for a range of our undergraduate degrees. You could also start your studies* in the next available trimester. Griffith Bridging English is a blended-learning course comprising online study at your own pace, as well as an on-campus tutorial.

Griffith Bridging English caters to domestic mature students who need to meet the English subject prerequisite for Griffith programs, or would like to brush up on their English studies since leaving school. This course is not available to international students, or applicants who have not completed their studies with English as the language of instruction or worked intensively in an English-speaking environment. Completion of this course will not satisfy English Language Proficiency requirements.

*Subject to meeting the other admission criteria and selection rank. Completion of this course meets the English Subject Prerequisite only and does not: satisfy English Language Proficiency, provide a rank, or meet any other requirements for admission.

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Congratulations if you have successfully completed your Griffith Bridging English and are ready to apply for a bachelor degree. To make the application process as smooth as possible, it would be helpful for you to have your Griffith University ID (your s number) and copies of secondary study and other completed qualifications and work experience to upload with your application.

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Griffith Sciences bridging and short courses

Griffith Sciences offer:

  • Mathematics Bridging Course (Intensive)
  • short courses in Mathematics and Chemistry designed to prepare students for university-level study, but do not meet prerequisite requirements.

Griffith Sciences bridging short courses

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

If you're unsure if your prior studies meet subject prerequisites or assumed knowledge for your preferred degree, explore our Prerequisites and Assumed Knowledge website.

Here you can find information on subject equivalents and alternative options for meeting these requirements.

Prerequisites and Assumed knowledge

Enabling programs

Enabling programs help you transition into university life, provide you with the foundational knowledge necessary for success at tertiary study or assist you with gaining admission into your preferred degree. Selecting an enabling program can depend on your level of prior knowledge, your confidence and your comfort at the study level.

Griffith College Foundation Program

Griffith College offers a foundation program that prepares students for university study and provides a seamless pathway to Griffith. Students may wish to undertake specific modules to improve their area of study, or to meet subject prerequisites.

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Australian universities and private institutions offer a range of bridging courses and enabling programs, which Griffith University recognises for admission and prerequisite purposes. For more information, please contact us.

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