Mapping university prerequisites in Australia
The Mapping University Prerequisites in Australia paper, a joint report by the Office of the Chief Scientist and Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, analyses university mathematics and science prerequisites for domestic undergraduate courses in the disciplines of Architecture, Computer Science, Economics and Commerce, Education, Engineering, Health and Medical Science, and Science.
University prerequisites can allow universities to select students who have shown interest and aptitude for relevant subjects, and set the baseline for first-year university teaching. They can also provide an incentive for secondary school students to choose subjects that provide the best preparation for university study.
Findings are supported by a background literature review on the importance of subject choice in secondary school for successful university study.
Mapping University Prerequisites in Australia can be downloaded as a full paper below.
The Australian Informed Choices for Higher Education position paper draws on the lessons learnt from Mapping University Prerequisites in Australia and can also be downloaded below. Informed Choices presents a strategy to improve the passageway between senior secondary schools and universities.
Mapping University Prerequisites in Australia – full paper [PDF]
Australian Informed Choices for Higher Education – full position paper [PDF]