Find out more about assumed prior knowledge

To enable you to successfully complete the first year of some Griffith degrees, it is assumed you will have achieved a minimum level of knowledge in certain subjects through your secondary school or equivalent studies. If you haven’t completed these subjects, or don’t have the recommended level of prior knowledge, you will still be made an offer to enrol in the degree. However, you may find your university study easier if you have an understanding of the subjects. If you want to gain this knowledge, you may decide to take one of our bridging, preparatory, or introductory courses.

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What is the assumed prior knowledge for my degree?

Some degrees recommend you have foundational knowledge in one or more of the following Queensland Year 12 subjects: Maths (A, B or C); Physics, Chemistry or Biology. If you want to know the content of each of these subjects, please visit Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

If you are intending to apply to study a degree that has assumed knowledge and you didn’t study those subjects, our listing of equivalent subjects includes information on related bridging and preparatory courses.

How much knowledge is enough?

For each subject, you will have achieved a recommended level of knowledge if you have successfully completed four semesters at secondary school (Years 11 and 12) with at least a Sound Achievement. This will be shown in admission criteria as (4, SA).

Assumed knowledge equivalent subjects

If you didn’t complete Year 12 in Queensland, our listing of assumed knowledge equivalent subjects will help you see how your studies match up. If you have completed other studies or work that you think might meet the requirements, contact our admissions team on 1800 677 728.

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Mathematics A and B Bridging Course

2018 dates to be determined

Gold Coast

In this self-paced modular course, students work through nine modules that meet the Maths A and Maths B prerequisite for university study at Griffith. As the course is self-paced, there is no set starting date, and participants can start the course on any Monday.

  • Cost: $200.00 for the initial block of 10 tutorials. Additional blocks as required.
  • Contact: Phone the Griffith School of Environment on (07) 555 28064 or email environment-goldcoast@griffith.edu.au

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Mathematics Short Course

2018 dates to be determined

Gold Coast

This course does not meet the maths prerequisite for entry to university. It is designed to help students prepare for university studies that assume some mathematical knowledge and skills. It is particularly helpful for those with limited mathematical knowledge. It also provides some core maths knowledge that benefits study in chemistry.

  • Cost: $170.00
  • Contact: Phone Belinda Hachem in the Griffith School of Environment on (07) 555 28064

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Mathematics B Bridging Course

2018 dates to be determined

Nathan

This intensive course is designed for students who are considering studying a degree in 2017 that has a Mathematics B (or equivalent) prerequisite. This course also suits students who wish to strengthen their mathematical skills and understanding before beginning their tertiary studies.

  • Cost: $850.00
  • Cancellation fee: Cancellations up to 21 November 2016 will incur a 10% administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations after 23 November 2016.
  • Register: GriffithPAY
  • Contact: Phone Jodie Chappell on (07) 3735 7948

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Mathematics B Bridging Course

2018 dates to be determined

Nathan

This intensive course is strongly advised for students who have not completed a Mathematics B prerequisite (or equivalent). This course also suits students who wish to strengthen their mathematical skills and understanding before beginning their degree.

  • Cost: $450.00(two-week course) or $580 (three-week course). AEA applicants who successfully complete the test and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are entering an engineering degree are able to attend the bridging course free of charge.
  • Contact: Phone Michael Kok in the Griffith School of Engineering on (07) 3735 3924 or email aeaeng@griffith.edu.au

Chemistry Short Course

2018 dates to be determined

Gold Coast

This course does not meet the chemistry prerequisite for entry to university. It is designed to help students prepare for studies that assume some knowledge of chemistry. It is particularly helpful for those who have a minimal or non-existent background in chemistry, and for those who have not studied chemistry for a long time.

  • Cost: $225.00(includes chemistry companion text book).
  • Contact: Phone Belinda Hachem in the Griffith School of Environment on (07) 555 28064

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Chemistry Linking Course

2018 dates to be determined

Nathan

This course is designed to introduce students to the language and concepts used in Chemistry. It is assumed that you have never studied Chemistry before, but even if you have this course will help you brush up your skills and confidence prior to starting University.

Physics Linking Course

2018 dates to be determined

Nathan

If you have a limited background in Physics, or if you lack confidence in your ability to cope with the conceptual nature or mathematical language of Physics, this brief Physics Linking Course is right for you. The course is designed to introduce students to the language, necessary basic mathematics and elementary concepts used in Physics. It consists of the document 'An Introduction to Physics' and a two-day workshop.

Mathematics

Mathematics B

New South Wales

Mathematics (General) 1 and 2

Course codes
  • ATP437
  • ATP438

Mathematics A

TAFE Queensland

Mathematical Studies (HL or SL)

Mathematics A

International Baccalaureate

ATPPHY401A, ATPPHY402A and ATPPHY403A

ATPPHY401A Demonstrate the application of Measurement, Wave motion, Optics and Electricity theory in Physics and

ATPPHY402A Demonstrate the application of Kinematics, Dynamics and Gravitational Forces in Physics and

ATPPHY403A Demonstrate the application of theory relating to Electronics, Magnetism and Nuclear Physics

Physics

TAFE Queensland

Physics 1, 2 and 3

Course codes
  • ATP448
  • ATP449
  • ATP450

Physics

TAFE Queensland

CTP212A/CTP212B Physics

Physics

TAFE Queensland

SCI16 General Physics (Previously Introduction to Physics), UNL71 Physics

Physics

Open Universities Australia

FND003 Physics

Foundation Program – Course passed (Pass= 4)

Physics

Griffith College

Physics (Stage 3)

Physics

Western Australia

Physical Science

Physics

Western Australia

Physics

Physics

Western Australia

Physics

Physics

Victoria

Applied Science - Physical Sciences

Physics

Tasmania

Physics

Physics

Tasmania

Physics

Physics

South Australia and Northern Territory

Science 3 or 4 unit

Physics

New South Wales

Physics

Physics

New South Wales

Physics 2 unit

Physics

New South Wales

Electronics

Physics

Australian Capital Territory

Physics

Physics

Australian Capital Territory

Physical Science (HL)

Physics

International Baccalaureate

Physics (HL or SL)

Physics

International Baccalaureate

ATPCHE401A, ATPCHE402A and ATPCHE403A

ATPCHE401A Demonstrate the practical and theoretical application of introductory Chemistry and

ATPCHE402A Apply theory relating to thermochemistry, kinetics and equilibrium to chemical systems and

ATPCHE403A Demonstrate the application of theory related to electrochemistry and organic chemistry

Chemistry

TAFE Queensland

Chemistry 1, 2 and 3

Course codes
  • ATP412
  • ATP413
  • ATP414

Chemistry

TAFE Queensland

CTP213A Chemistry

Chemistry

TAFE Queensland

SCI18 Fundamentals of Chemistry and UNL21 Chemistry

Fundamentals of Chemistry (Previously: Introduction to Chemistry)

Chemistry

Open Universities Australia

FND002 Chemistry

Foundation Program – Course passed (Pass= 4)

Chemistry

Griffith College

Chemistry (Stage 3)

Chemistry

Western Australia

Chemistry

Chemistry

Western Australia

Chemistry

Chemistry

Victoria

Chemistry

Chemistry

Tasmania

Chemistry

Chemistry

South Australia and Northern Territory

Science 3 or 4 unit

Chemistry

New South Wales

Chemistry

Chemistry

New South Wales

Chemistry 2 unit

Chemistry

New South Wales

Chemistry

Chemistry

Australian Capital Territory

Chemistry (HL or SL)

Chemistry

International Baccalaureate

ATPBIO401A and ATPBIO402A

ATPBIO401A Apply theory relating to organisms, their cells and physiology, and scientific method in Biology and

ATPBIO402A Apply theory relating to ecology, classification, genetics and evolution in Biology

Biology

TAFE Queensland

ATP410 Biology 1 and ATP411 Biology 2

Biology

TAFE Queensland

CTP211A/CTP211B Biology

Biology

TAFE Queensland

UNL44 Biology

Biology

Open Universities Australia

FND001 Biology

Foundation Program – Course passed (Pass= 4)

Biology

Griffith College

Human Biological Sciences (Stage 3)

Biology

Western Australia

Biological Sciences (Stage 3)

Biology

Western Australia

Human Biology

Biology

Western Australia

Biology

Biology

Western Australia

Biology

Biology

Victoria

Biology

Biology

Tasmania

Biology

Biology

South Australia and Northern Territory

Biology

Biology

New South Wales

Biology 2 unit

Biology

New South Wales

Biological Science

Biology

Australian Capital Territory

Human Biology

Biology

Australian Capital Territory

Biology

Biology

Australian Capital Territory

Biology (HL or SL)

Biology

International Baccalaureate

ATPPMA401A, ATPPMA402A and ATPPMA403A

ATPPMA401A Pure Mathematics

ATPPMA402A Pure Mathematics and

ATPPMA403A Pure Mathematics

Mathematics B

TAFE Queensland

Mathematics (Pure) 1, 2 and 3

Course codes
  • ATP439
  • ATP440
  • ATP441

Mathematics B

TAFE Queensland

CTP215A/CTP215B Pure Mathematics

Mathematics B

TAFE Queensland

MAS110 Fundamentals of Mathematics, UNL32 Senior Mathematics

Mathematics B

Open Universities Australia

MTH001A Advanced Mathematics 1

Foundation Program – Course passed (Pass= 4)

Mathematics B

Griffith College

Mathematics Specialist 3A/3B

Mathematics B

Western Australia

Mathematics 3C/3D

Mathematics B

Western Australia

Mathematics II

Mathematics B

Western Australia

Calculus

Mathematics B

Western Australia

Applicable Mathematics

Mathematics B

Western Australia

Mathematical Methods

Mathematics B

Victoria

Mathematics Methods Senior Secondary 5C

Mathematics B

Tasmania

Analysis and Statistics

Mathematics B

Tasmania

Algebra and Geometry

Mathematics B

Tasmania

Mathematics

Mathematics B

Tasmania

Mathematical Studies

Mathematics B

South Australia and Northern Territory

Mathematics 1

Mathematics B

South Australia and Northern Territory

Mathematics Extension 1 + 2

Mathematics B

New South Wales

Mathematics + Extension 1

Mathematics B

New South Wales

Mathematics 2, 3 or 4 unit

Mathematics B

New South Wales

Mathematical Methods

Mathematics B

Australian Capital Territory

Special- Mathematics

Mathematics B

Australian Capital Territory

Mathematics

Mathematics B

Australian Capital Territory

Mathematics (HL or SL)

Mathematics B

International Baccalaureate

ATPGMA401A and ATPGMA402A

ATPGMA401A General Mathematics 1 and

ATPGMA402A General Mathematics 2

Mathematics A

TAFE Queensland

CTP210A/CTP210B Mathematics

Mathematics A

TAFE Queensland

ATPPMA401A, ATPPMA402A and ATPPMA403A

ATPPMA401A Pure Mathematics and Algebra and

ATPPMA402A Solve Pure Mathematics and

ATPPMA403A Solve Pure Mathematics

Mathematics A

TAFE Queensland

Mathematics (Pure) 1, 2 and 3

Course codes
  • ATP439
  • ATP440
  • ATP441

Mathematics A

TAFE Queensland

CTP215A/CTP215B Pure Mathematics

Mathematics A

TAFE Queensland

Mathematics (Applied) 1, 2 and 3

Course codes
  • ATP434
  • ATP435
  • ATP436

Mathematics A

TAFE Queensland

CTP214A/CTP214B Applied Mathematics

Mathematics A

TAFE Queensland

UNL31 Introductory Mathematics

Mathematics A

Open Universities Australia

BUS105 Statistics and MTH001A Advanced Mathematics 1

Foundation Program – Course passed (Pass = 4)

Mathematics A

Griffith College

Mathematics 3A/3B

Mathematics A

Western Australia

Mathematics 2C/2D

Mathematics A

Western Australia

Discrete Mathematics

Mathematics A

Western Australia

Mathematics IV

Mathematics A

Western Australia

Modelling with Mathematics

Mathematics A

Western Australia

Mathematics I

Mathematics A

Western Australia

Further Mathematics

Mathematics A

Victoria

Mathematics Applied Senior Secondary 5C

Mathematics A

Tasmania

Maths Applied

Mathematics A

Tasmania

Mathematics Applied

Mathematics A

Tasmania

Mathematical Methods

Mathematics A

South Australia and Northern Territory

Mathematics in Society

Mathematics A

New South Wales

Mathematics in Practice

Mathematics A

New South Wales

General Mathematics

Mathematics A

New South Wales

Mathematical Applications

Mathematics A

Australian Capital Territory

Quantitative Methods

Mathematics A

South Australia and Northern Territory

Mathematics Stage 2 or 3

Mathematics B

Tasmania