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New courses available via SATAC
The University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide have recently announced new courses. As these courses have just been announced, the details of these courses will not be in the SATAC guide, but will be listed on the SATAC website.

  • University of SA: Bachelor of Speech Pathology. Four year degree, commencing in February 2020 (please note this is an earlier start date to previous information)
  • University of Adelaide: Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics. Three year course commencing in February 2020
  • University of Adelaide: Bachelor of Technology (Defence Industries)
  • University of Adelaide: Bachelor of Information Technology

University of Adelaide: subject based admissions
The University has introduced a subject-based admission requirements for selected degree programs in 2020. The program bypasses the ATAR, and requires applicants to achieve a minimum grade in certain subjects to gain an offer into one of many University of Adelaide degrees – Arts, Media, Commerce, Psychological Science, Health & Medical Science, Science and selected Engineering degrees. Further information can be found at

St Andrews University International Summer Program
The St Andrews University Summer program is a three week live in program that is held at St Andrews University in July each year. The program offers students aged 16 to 18 from around the world the unique opportunity to experience courses taught in the Scottish academic tradition by current academic staff. Participants on the International Summer Programmes will receive a student ID card and will have free access to world-class facilities, including the library and newly redeveloped sports centre. Students can enrol in one of a number of academic courses including creative writing, classics, Scottish studies, world literature, psychology and neuroscience, physical science, mathematics and computer science, biological and earth sciences, science and religion, moral philosophy, and sustainable development. Applications open in October. Established in 1413, St Andrews has a high academic reputation and this Summer Program offers students an opportunity to explore this environment which may assist in planning their post school study plans. For more details of the Program, go to, email or see the Careers Counsellor.

UniTEST – Flinders University
uniTEST is an aptitude test that has been designed by ACER to assess the kinds of generic reasoning and thinking skills that are needed for students to achieve success in tertiary education. uniTEST assesses this reasoning and thinking across the broad domains of mathematics, science, humanities and social sciences. At Flinders, uniTEST is available for school leavers and has the potential to effectively improve an applicant’s selection rank as the uniTEST result is weighted at 40% and considered alongside the applicant’s ATAR (weighted at 60%) during the selection processes for Flinders Uni courses. Details have been emailed to all Year 12 students and for further information about the test, go to

Ingenuity 2019
The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide is conducting Ingenuity. Ingenuity 2019 is an interactive showcase of university student projects exploring the dynamic world and applications of engineering, computer and mathematical sciences. This event provides students, parents and teachers with an opportunity to engage with university students, share in their experiences, and learn more about studying engineering, computer and mathematical sciences at the University of Adelaide. It is being held on Thursday 31 October at Adelaide Convention Centre from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Go to for more information.

MEGT – apprenticeships
Students looking for an apprenticeship or traineeship may find the MEGT Career Hub useful. It has online aptitude testing and career quizzes to resume templates, job hunting tips and interview advice.  MEGT’s Career Hub has a number of free resources to support students. The Career Hub online can be found

Engineering at the University of Adelaide in 2021
From 2021 intake onwards, all engineering programs at the single, double and combined level will have standardised prerequisites to ensure students studying engineering are best prepared for the level of mathematics required. For the engineering prerequisites from 2021, there will be two sets of prerequisite subjects as outlined below.

Program/course Prerequisites – from 2021
All undergraduate engineering single, double and combined degrees (Excepting the programs below) SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics and Physics. IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental)

All Chemical and Environmental engineering double and combined degrees

SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics and Chemistry.

IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3), Chemistry (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3)

For students who are unable to meet all of the course prerequisites, the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) – Engineering Pathway allows students to enter into engineering at Adelaide through a specially designed program where they are supported to study any missing prerequisite requirements. On successful completion of the program prerequisite requirements, students are guaranteed transfer into their engineering discipline of choice.

Grant Fairy
GrantFairy is an app/website that will search for scholarships and grants that may be available for students considering UK study options. Potential applicants submit information/profile which Grant Fairy uses to identify potential scholarships. The site/app also provides university details and assists with application preparation. Details can be found at or go to the School’s UK applications page in Keystone – Resource ID 8WPSZ9.

AIQS Scholarships
The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) offers the AIQS Scholarships which are available to Year 12 students who qualify for entry into a Quantity Surveying, Construction Economics, Construction Management or other appropriate courses at an AIQS accredited university in Australia. The scholarship is valued at a total of AU$5,000 across the entirety of the degree. Further information on the application process is available at Applications close on 31 October 2019.

Immerse Education: Cambridge Summer School.
Immerse Education is conducting an essay competition which offers the opportunity for students to win a place in a programme at the Cambridge Summer School with a scholarship covering 100% of the participation fee. These programmes include Medicine, Law, Computer Science and Engineering and are designed for high performing students. Details available at:

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor