Masters Qualifying Program

Non-award

Deakin University's Masters Qualifying Program (MQP) will develop the core skills you need for success at selected postgraduate level courses at Deakin.

International student information

Key facts

Duration

0.5 year full-time

Campuses

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

Deakin University's Masters Qualifying Program (MQP) will develop the core skills you need for success at selected postgraduate level courses at Deakin.

The Deakin University Masters Qualifying Program is a non-award program designed to provide a quality pathway to Deakin University's postgraduate programs in Business and Law.

Combining English language training and academic studies, the MQP is designed for students whose academic qualifications and/or English proficiency levels are marginally below the entry requirements for postgraduate programs at Deakin University.

The emphasis is on developing the skills necessary for success at postgraduate level. Students who complete the particular pathways within the MQP will meet the academic and English language requirements for entry into specified coursework postgraduate programs at Deakin University.

The MQP is taught by the Deakin College and Deakin University's English Language Institute (DUELI). Both institutions are co-located in a purpose-built building on Deakin University's Burwood (Melbourne) campus with state-of-the-art classroom facilities.

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Course structure

To complete the Masters Qualifying Program (MQP), students must complete two discipline-based units (with a minimum weighted average mark of 60%) and two skill-based units (with an achieved Pass grade).

Units

Students complete 4 credit points of study:

- Academic and Intercultural Communication for Postgraduate Study^

- Academic Writing and Research Skills Development for Postgraduate Study^

Plus 2 credit points of units from:

MAAP103   Accounting for Decision Making*

MAEP101   Economic Principles*

MAFP101   Fundamentals of Finance*

MISP171    Business Analytics*

MMMP132   Management*

^ Units delivered by DUELI located at the Burwood Melbourne Campus.

* Units delivered by Deakin College located at the Burwood Melbourne Campus.

 

Key information

Award granted

This is a non-award course.

Year

2019 course information

Deakin code
M068
CRICOS code?
091382E
Level
Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Courses Policy.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

Not applicable.

Campuses by intake

Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

Intake 1 - March

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)

Intake 2 - June

  • Start date: June
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)

Intake 3 - October

  • Start date: October
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)

Mandatory student checks

N/A

Workload

As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

Participation requirements

This course does not include any compulsory placements or work-based training.

Entry requirements

Entry information

Minimum admission requirements for the MQP programs are outlined below. For specific academic standard requirements, and requirements for countries not listed, please refer to http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/international/apply-entry.php

Completion of three year post-secondary study qualification (equivalent to post-Year 12).

  • India/Pakistan - 3 year qualification post Standard/Class XII
  • China - 3 year qualification post Senior High School Certificate
  • Sri Lanka - 3 year qualification post A levels.

English language proficiency requirements:
An overall band score of 6 or better in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test (Academic module) with no individual band score less than 6; or equivalent. A full listing of the University’s undergraduate English language requirements is available at http://www.deakin.edu.au/international-students/getting-into-deakin/entry-requirements/english-language-requirements.

Fees and scholarships

Fee information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

International tuition fees for the Masters Qualifying Programs are charged on a per course basis. Rates will be set annually and enrolled students will be invoiced in the applicable study period 

Scholarship options

No scholarships are currently available for this course.

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How to apply

Apply direct to Deakin

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page.  Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Apply through Deakin
Deakin International office or Deakin representative

Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

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Need more information on how to apply?

For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage
If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.


Entry pathways

Further study options

Successful completion of this course allows you to meet the University's English language requirements for postgraduate study. The following postgraduate courses are available for entry upon completion of the Business and Law MQP:

 

Course Code

Course Name

Course Pathways (Refer to notes below)

Graduate Diplomas (8 credit points – 1 year duration)

M601

Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

4

M616

Graduate Diploma of Commerce

1

M622

Graduate Diploma of Information Systems

1

M630

Graduate Diploma of International Finance

1

M649

Graduate Diploma of Accounting and Law

4

M696

Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting

4

Master degrees (12 credit points – 1.5 years duration)

M701

Masters of Business Administration

4

M720

Masters of Professional Accounting

4

Master degrees (16 credit points – 2 years duration)

M703

Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Management)

4

M722

Master of Information Systems

1

M737

Master of Legal Studies

1

M748

Master of Business (Sport Management)

1

M749

Master of Accounting and Law

4

M755

Master of Commerce

1

M750

Master of International Finance

1

M751

Master of Business Administration (International)

3

M780

Master of International Accounting

5

M788

Master of Marketing

1

M794

Master of Accounting and International Finance

4

Notes:

1- The Minimum requirements - Applicants must have successfully completed all four MQP units and achieved a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) grade of 60 per cent for each discipline-based unit undertaken.

2- Applicants must have successfully completed all four MQP units and achieved a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of a 65 per cent or above, plus 3 years managerial or professional work experience.

3- Applicants must have successfully completed all four MQP units and achieved a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of a 65 per cent or above

4- Applicants must have successfully completed all four MQP units and achieved a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) grade of 60 per cent for each discipline-based unit undertaken, plus 3 years relevant work experience.

5- Applicants must have successfully completed all four MQP units and achieved a minimum overall average of 70, and a minimum score of 65 in each discipline-based unit undertaken.

 

 

Frequently asked questions

How do I apply?

We provide step-by-step guidance online to make applying to Deakin easy. And, with three study periods a year, the next intake is never far away. Learn more about the application process and entry requirements by visiting our How to apply page.

When do applications close?

Application deadlines depend on the course and trimester you’re applying for.

Find out the application open and close dates for your course by visiting our Key dates page.

Missed the application cut-off? The good news is Deakin has three study periods a year, which means the next intake is never far away.

How do fees work?

Fees are paid according to the units you study each trimester.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to pay your course fees upfront. There are different loans available depending on the type of student you are and the course you’re applying for.

For more information on fees, including payment assistance, and understanding what type of student you are, visit our Fees hub.

If we haven’t answered your question, our student enquiries team is ready to help.

Why choose Deakin

Career outcomes

The MQP program is a Masters qualifying program with all successful students articulating into a Faculty of Business and Law Master or Graduate Diploma program. This will then enable the student to complete a professional degree leading on to employment in a related business area.

Course learning outcomes

Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Demonstrate a broad range of theoretical and technical knowledge of commerce and its applications.

 


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