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

  • Self paced or intensive bridging courses meet the prerequisites to enter Griffith University.
  • Short courses assist commencing students to come 'up to speed' before starting university study.

Bridging courses

Mathematics Bridging Course

Dates: 30 November – 18 December 2020

(Monday-Thursday 8:30am – 4pm and Friday 8:30am – 1pm)

In 2020 the Mathematics Bridging (3 week intensive) course will be offered online.  The course meets the General Subject Mathematical Methods and/or the Authority subject Mathematics B pre-requisite admission requirements for all courses at Griffith University.

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  • The Mathematics Bridging Course is an (intensive 3 week) online course with a mandatory online exam on each of the Fridays, so to qualify to pass the bridging course you will be required to undertake and pass these exams.  Those enrolled in the Bridging Course have access to tutors all day for the three weeks (except for Fridays) via the MS Teams platform. Having access to a computer, internet, webcam and microphone would be essential to undertake the course.
  • The course has an assumed knowledge equivalent to Year 9/10 mathematics, but any senior mathematics would be helpful. Most students need to be in attendance online all day every day to get through the content and make the most out of the help from the tutors. However, the course offers videos and tutorial questions that you can do in your own time or to catch up, if you are confident to work without the help of the tutors.
  • There is quite a bit of 'independent study' expected each day.  For students who have not taken any Mathematics B or Mathematical Methods previously, you will need to devote 6+ hours a day over the three weeks.
  • The Mathematics Bridging Course is accepted as the Mathematics B pre-requisite at Griffith University. If you have a QTAC application in at the time of doing the course, Griffith University will send your passing results of the Mathematics Bridging Course to the Griffith’s Assessor at QTAC as this information will be relevant for students seeking admission to Griffith in time for offer rounds cuttoffs. If you are enrolling in another institution, you will need to check with QTAC or your preference University’s Admission Office directly whether they will accept this course as their pre-requisite.
  • As the course is run in intensive mode, if you don’t have any prior knowledge of Mathematics B or Mathematical Methods and the timing of this course does not suit, it would be recommended you look to complete the course Foundation Mathematics (1017SCG) as a single course of study which is run in every trimester. More details on how to enrol in a single course of study can be found here:

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Short courses

Looking to update your skills? Take a Short course (non-prerequisite) - short courses assist commencing students to come 'up to speed' before starting university study.

Mathematics Short Course (Gold Coast)

15 - 19 February 2021 (Registration opens late October)

The Mathematics Short Course is a five-day intensive training course designed to help students prepare for their university studies that require mathematical knowledge and skills. For those with limited mathematical knowledge, this short course is particularly helpful for their study of:

- Foundation health course, especially 1001MSC Chemistry of Biological systems 1 and 1002MSC Introduction to Biomedical Data Analysis.- Science courses eg 1015SCG Quantitative Reasoning, 1201SCG Linear Algebra and 1023SCG Chemistry 1.

Chemistry Short Course (Gold Coast)

22 - 26 February 2021 (Registration opens late October)

The Chemistry Short Course is designed to help students prepare for further studies which involve chemistry. It is particularly helpful for those who have a weak or non-existent background in chemistry, and for those who have not studied chemistry for a long time. The five-day intensive course (from 9 am to 5 pm) will involve approximately 35 contact hours spread over both large group lectures and small group (25 students maximum/tutor) laboratory-tutorial sessions.

Mathematics Short Course (Nathan)

Dates 22 -25 February 2021 (Registration opens late October)

This intensive four-day revision course will assist students to gain skills and confidence in the basic techniques underlying a typical university Mathematics course. The course is primarily aimed at students who would like to improve their confidence in basic algebra, and those who have been away from Mathematics for some time looking to improve their skills.

Attention Linear Algebra (1201SCG) students: please complete the below algebra quiz for which the pass mark is 27 out of 30 (don’t look at the answers until you have completed the quiz.) If you cannot pass this quiz without difficulty, then you should seriously consider attending the Mathematics Short Course.

Chemistry Short Course (Nathan)

Dates 16 -19 February 2021 (Registration opens late October)

If you have a limited background in chemistry or you lack confidence in your abilities to ‘handle’ some of the basic principles of chemistry, we have prepared this four-day course to help you develop self-confidence in some of the more fundamental concepts of the chemical sciences. This course is designed to introduce students to the language and elementary concepts used in first-year, first-semester chemistry. Also included will be instruction on the use of basic mathematics in chemistry.

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