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Information on this page is for domestic applicants. If you're an international applicant, see our page on International Entry Requirements

Select the country you studied in to view the name of equivalent subjects where you're from:

If you have completed overseas subjects not listed here, please contact UQ Admissions for advice.

UQ Admissions
Phone: +61 (7) 3365 2203
Email: admissions@uq.edu.au

Canada

Alberta High School Diploma

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent

(50 per cent – min pass – level 30 subjects only)

English

- English 30
- English Language Arts 30

Mathematics A

- Pure Mathematics

Mathematics B

- Mathematics 31 (Mathematics 30 & lower are not acceptable)

Physics

- Physics 30

Chemistry

- Chemistry 30

Biology

- Biology 30

British Columbia Senior Secondary School Graduation Diploma

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent

(50 per cent – min pass – prior to 2005: Provincially Examinable)

English

- English

 

- Application of Mathematics
- Principles of Mathematics

Mathematics B

- Mathematics

Mathematics C

- Calculus 12

Physics

- Physics

Chemistry

- Chemistry

Biology

- Biology
- Biological Science

Ontario Secondary School Diploma

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent

(Ontario Academic Courses – OACs)

English

- English

Mathematics B

- Algebra & Calculus
- Calculus & Vectors
- Calculus

Physics

- Physics

Chemistry

- Chemistry

Biology

- Biology
- Biological Science

Nova Scotia High School Completion Certificate

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent

(50 per cent – min pass)

English

- English

Mathematics A

- Mathematics 12
- Advanced Mathematics 12

General Certificate of Education (GCE)

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent

(A Level – D. O and AS Level – C)

English

- English Language or English Literature (A or AS Level)
- Any ‘English’ Subject (GCSE/O Level)

Mathematics A

- Mathematics (GCSE/O Level)

Mathematics B

- Mathematics (A or AS Level)

Mathematics C

- Mathematics (A Level)

Physics

- Physics (A or AS Level)

Chemistry

- Chemistry (A or AS Level)

Biology

- Biology (A or AS Level)
- Human and Social Biology (A Level)

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent

(3 = min pass. 4 required for English)

English

- English Language (Grade of 4 required)

Mathematics A

- Mathematics Compulsory

Mathematics B

- Mathematics Compulsory plus Ext Module 1 (Calculus & Statistics)*

Mathematics C

- Mathematics Compulsory plus Ext Module 2 (Algebra & Calculus)*

Physics

- Physics
- Combined Science +

Chemistry

- Chemistry
- Integrated Science
- Combined Science +

Biology

- Biology


+ Combined Science may be used to meet one of either Physics or Chemistry. Please contact UQ Admissions if the program has both Physics and Chemistry prerequisites.

* Applicants must gain a grade of 3 in each relevant module to meet the mathematics prerequisite (e.g. you must gain a minimum grade of 3 in both the compulsory module AND the extension module to meet the equivalent requirements of Mathematics B).

India

All India Senior School Cert (XII) Central Board of Secondary Education

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent

(C1/5/50-60%; C2/6 40-50%; D/7/35-40%)

English

- English 

Mathematics B

- Mathematics

Mathematics C

- Mathematics

Physics

- Physics

Chemistry

- Chemistry

Biology

- Biology
- Biological Science

International Baccalaureate (IB)

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent

(HL subs: 3 = pass, SL subs: 4 = pass)

English

- English B (HL/SL)
- English A: Literature (HL/SL)
- English A: Language & Literature (HL/SL)
- English A1(HL/SL)
- English A2(HL/SL)

Mathematics A

- Mathematical Studies (SL)

Mathematics B

- Mathematics (HL/SL)
- Mathematical Methods (SL)

Mathematics C

- Mathematics (HL)
- Mathematical Methods (SL or HL)

Physics

- Physics (HL or SL)
- Physical Science (HL)
- Physical Chemical Systems (HL)

Chemistry

- Chemistry (HL or SL)

Biology

- Biology (HL or SL)

Irish Leaving Certificate

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent

(D1 or better – since 1992)

English

- English  

Mathematics B

- Mathematics (Ordinary Level)

New Zealand NCEA Level 3

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent

(Achieved= 2.0)

English

- English 

Mathematics A

- Pre 2014: Statistics & Modelling
- 2014 onwards: Mathematics OR Statistics

Mathematics B

- Pre 2014: Mathematics with Calculus
- 2014 onwards: Calculus

Physics

- Physics 

Chemistry

- Chemistry

Biology

- Biology 

South African National Senior Certificate

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent

(4 or 50 per cent = min pass)

English

- English (Home Lang)
- English (Additional First Lang)

Mathematics B

- Mathematics

Physics

- Physical Science

Chemistry

- Physical Science

Biology

- Life Sciences

USA High School Diploma

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent

(Advanced Placement – AP – min grade = 3)

English

- English (AP)

Mathematics B

- Calculus (AP) (all levels i.e. – AB, BC, etc)

Physics

- Physics (AP)

Chemistry

- Chemistry (AP)

Biology

- Biology/ Biological Science (AP)

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