Information for Year 12 Students

Participating Year 12 students will be invited to a range of exclusive STEM events, workshops, and camps throughout the year.

By joining the STEM Academy you will benefit from:

  • Early conditional offer into a range of STEM degrees at the University of Adelaide.
  • Invitations to exclusive on-campus events and activities.
  • Networking opportunities with industry representatives and current University of Adelaide STEM students and graduates.
  • Meeting other like-minded peers who have a passion for STEM.
  • Ongoing support from university staff on admissions and degree selection advice.

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Early conditional offer program

The early conditional offer program is open to Year 12 students from any school in South Australia. Students will need to self-nominate by registering to become members of the STEM Academy in order to gain access to all elements of the program. Students who are part of this program must meet the eligibility requirements below. Students will still need to apply to SATAC to receive their formal offer.

There are three tiers to the early conditional offer which is based on the entry requirements for the various degrees:

  • Tier 1: Students who have completed one or more SACE Stage 2 Science subjects (or IB equivalent)
  • Tier 2: Students who have completed SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods (or IB equivalent)
    • Also includes Tier 1 degrees
  • Tier 3: Students who have completed both SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics (or IB equivalent)
    • Also includes Tier 1 and Tier 2 degrees

Overview 

The early conditional offer program is intended to provide prospective students with a conditional offer to study at University of Adelaide prior to them sitting their final exams and receiving their ATAR. The early conditional offer will be conditional on recipients meeting the minimum entry requirements (selection rank + prerequisites) for their degree of preference, selected from a list of eligible University of Adelaide STEM degrees. It is important to note that this is not considered an official offer of admission and all recipients will be required to submit a formal SATAC application in order to redeem their early offer. 

STEM Academy students will be guaranteed a place in an eligible STEM degree they receive a SATAC offer for if they meet its minimum requirements for entry. 

Next steps

  • Self-nominate by registering on the link below
  • Meet eligibility requirements
  • Take part in the program of activities
  • Registered students will receive a letter containing their early conditional offer in late August/early September
    • Note this is not an official offer, letter will outline which tier of degrees you are eligible for and provide instructions on how to redeem
  • Apply through SATAC 
  • Complete SACE Stage 2 or IB Equivalent
  • Receive official offer from SATAC

Eligibility

In order for students to become a member of the STEM Academy’s Year 12 Stream, they must:

  • Be undertaking Year 12 (SACE or IB) in South Australia in 2020
  • Be enrolled in (or have already completed) at least one of the eligible Science or Mathematics 20 credit SACE Stage 2 subjects listed below (or the IB equivalent):
Eligible science subjects Eligible mathematics subjects
  • Agricultural production
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural systems
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and environmental studies
  • Nutrition
  • Physics
  • Scientific studies
  • Mathematical methods
  • Specialist mathematics
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  • Degrees included in each tier

    Key:
    * = Additional prerequisites must be met
    # = Physics prerequisite must be met
    ^ = Chemistry prerequisite must be met

    Tier 1: Students who have completed one or more SACE Stage 2 Science subjects (Or IB Equivalent) are eligible for an early conditional offer into one of the following degrees:

    • Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences
    • Bachelor of Architectural Design
    • Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science
    • Bachelor of Information Technology
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Bachelor of Science (Animal Behaviour)
    • Bachelor of Science (Animal Science)
    • Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)*
    • Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology)
    • Bachelor of Science (Mineral Geoscience)*
    • Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Conservation Biology)
    • Bachelor of Veterinary Technology
    • Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology

    Tier 2: Students who have completed SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods (or IB equivalent) are eligible for an early conditional offer into one of the following degrees:

    • Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics
    • Bachelor of Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Engineering Pathway
    • Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
    • Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)^
    • Bachelor of Technology (Construction)#
    • Bachelor of Technology (Defence Industries)
    • All degrees previously listed in Tier 1

    Tier 3: Students who have completed both SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics (or IB equivalent) are eligible for an early offer into one of the following degrees:

    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Flexible Entry#
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Architectural and Structural)#
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical)^
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil)#
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Electrical and Electronic)#
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Environmental)^
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mechanical)#
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mining)#
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Petroleum)#
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Petroleum) with major#
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Software)#
    • Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences
    • All degrees previously listed in Tiers 1 and 2
  • Degrees not included into the early conditional offer program

    • ALL double and combined degrees 
    • Bachelor of Computer Science (Advanced)
    • Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced)
    • Bachelor of Science (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Science (High Performance Computation Physics)
    • Bachelor of Science (Space Sciences and Astrophysics)
    • Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience)
    • Bachelor of Science (Advanced)
    • Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours)

How to apply

You can register for the STEM Academy online.

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