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March 06, 2021, 07:04:25 pm

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skyofsecret

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UMEP Physics?
« on: February 10, 2021, 05:31:19 pm »
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Hi! I am now a year 11 student studying two 3&4 subjects, math methods and algorithmics. Next year I will do chemistry, physics, EAL and specialist maths. Do you think it is a good idea to drop chemistry for UMEP physics? I really want to study engineering in uni. Would studying UMEP physics help that? I also want to ask does UMEP physics assume we know Unit 3&4 physics? Are there any Unit 3&4 content on the placement test? If so, I will need to self learn the course material earlier.
I would be really really grateful if anyone answers any of my questions.
Thank you very much!!!
An international student that loves science
Unit 3&4 subjects I am doing and going to do
2021: Math methods, Algorithmics
2022: Specialist maths, physics, EAL, Chemistry(may drop that, not sure🤷🏻), (UMEP physics hopefully)

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Re: UMEP Physics?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2021, 05:57:40 pm »
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Hi there!

My question to you is - do you enjoy chemistry? Also, do you need it for any other uni courses you're considering? If you enjoy physics (and it seems you do by your post and career aspirations), go for it!

Physics is studied within engineering, so doing the UMEP version may be helpful. Depending on the uni you go to, you might be able to receive credit for either one or both of the units you take (meaning that when you get to uni, you can complete one or two less units during your degree). This is something that is determined by the uni you go to once you start and apply for credit. However, the uni might have a "credit search" tool where you can see previous outcomes of students who tried to apply for credit with the same units are you in the past.

The entry requirements for UMEP Physics are at least a B+ average overall and one of the following:
- completion of Physics 3/4 and Mathematical Methods 3/4 with study scores of at least 37; or
- enrolment in Physics 3/4 and Mathematical Methods 3/4 after completion of Physics 1/2 and Mathematical Methods 1/2 with at least A averages.


Because of this, the assumed knowledge for the selection test seems to be Methods 1/2 and Physics 1/2.


Hope this helps! All the best :)
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Re: UMEP Physics?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2021, 05:50:54 pm »
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Sorry if this seems kinda stupid but what is considered a B+ or A?

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Re: UMEP Physics?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2021, 11:22:16 am »
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Hey, sorry for the late reply!

To apply for the program, you are asked to attach a grading scale with your school reports so that your results can be standardized, as a B+ at one school is different to a B+ at another. They haven't indicated a numerical grade required and on the recommendation form, your school has to tick that you have achieved a B+ average, so I'm assuming that if you get a B+ average according to your school's grading scale, you will have met the prerequisite.

You can email the extension program for more info here (scroll down to where it says "Questions?"). :)

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Re: UMEP Physics?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2021, 10:31:12 pm »
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Ok thanks a ton! My school just uses percentage but they also give a box plot of how u did compared to the rest of class and I am almost always in third quartile-max so it should be fine.