Entry Requirements-International Students

 

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Minimum Age

An applicant for admission to CIM undergraduate or graduate programs must be over 18 years age.

Academic Requirement

Undergraduate Programs Graduate Diploma Programs Masters Programs Research Programs
Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent with an ATAR of 65 or above Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent.

 

Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent.

Students enrolling into graduate programs, particularly in ICT programs, require abachelor’s degree from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent in a discipline containing mathematics up to year two level. *

 

A Master Degree (AQF Level 9) or Bachelor (Honours) degree from CIM or any other approved institution.
Satisfactory completion of an approved Tertiary Preparation Program, Tertiary Orientation Program, or a Foundation Year Program through an accredited institution of higher education offered at Australian Universities, TAFE Institutes or government approved Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) Successful completion of a Graduate Certificate (or equivalent) in similar discipline from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent Successful completion of a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma from an Australian institution or overseas equivalent.

 

A three-year undergraduate degree and a graduate diploma at a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70 percent or higher.

 

Completion of a Certificate IV or higher. Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate programs.

 

 

Evidence of a minimum of two years relevant industry experience at managerial level. A three-year undergraduate degree at a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70 percent or higher , plus a minimum of one year’s relevant work experience.
Admission to candidature for an undergraduate course at an Australian university which achieve equivalent point. Completion of a relevant postgraduate preparation program

 

Successful completion of an approved Graduate Qualifying Program from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent. A qualification recognised as equivalent by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR)
Alternative qualification/s and/or experience may be considered to be of equivalent scope and standard to those listed above by the Academic Board of the Institute.

 

*A discipline containing “mathematics up to year two level” would mean that applicants need to have an appropriate background in one of the following areas:

  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Engineering Maths
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Actuarial Maths
  • Numerical Methods
  • Vector Algebra

English Language Proficiency

Undergraduate Programs Graduate Programs Research Program
A current (within two years of test date) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of 6.0 or higher with no band lower than 5.5; or A current (within two years of test date) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of 6.5* or higher with no band lower than 6.0; or A current (within two years of test date) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of 6.5 or higher with no band lower than 6.0; or
Successful completion of an approved English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course;

(Other acceptable test scores in PTE, CAE and TOEFL as mentioned in Section b below)

Successful completion of an approved English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course;

(Other acceptable test scores in PTE, CAE and TOEFL as mentioned in Section b below)

Successful completion of an approved English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course at the required level;

(Other acceptable test scores in PTE, CAE and TOEFL as mentioned in Section b below)

If the admission applicant’s IELTS test result is older than two years, to prove their required English language competency, the admission applicant may sit for an English language test conducted by an Australian ELICOS provider. If the admission applicant’s IELTS test result is older than two years, to prove their required English language competency, the admission applicant may sit for an English language test conducted by an Australian ELICOS provider. If the admission applicant’s IELTS test result is older than two years, to prove their required English language competency, the admission applicant may sit for an English language test conducted by an Australian ELICOS provider.
Undertaken secondary or higher education (tertiary) studies in English

i.   a completed and recognised secondary education (high school) qualification, or

ii.   a completed and recognised foundation/preparation program with the required grades in relevant English subjects or,

iii.   a completed AQF diploma /advanced diploma (or equivalent) from a recognised institution, or

iv.   at least one year of full-time study (or part-time equivalent) in a recognised bachelor’s degree or other approved higher education qualifications.

The above studies must be undertaken in English within five years of the date on which students will commence their course, in an English-speaking country as listed below:

American Samoa, Australia, Botswana, Canada (excluding Quebec), Fiji, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland), United States of America, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

If students have completed studies in a different country, they can prove their proficiency through satisfactory achievement in:

  1. a completed and recognised secondary education (high school) qualification undertaken in English, such as the Cambridge GCE Advanced Levels and International Baccalaureate diploma, or
  2. a completed and recognised foundation/preparation program with the required grades in relevant English subjects or
  3. at least one year of full-time study (or part-time equivalent) in a recognised bachelor’s degree or other approved higher education qualifications, where the instruction for studies (teaching, assessment and examination) was entirely in English in approved countries and/or institutions, assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Institute.

The above studies must be undertaken in English within five years of the date on which students will commence their course.

The five years limitation period would not apply to applicants who:

Meet the minimum institutional English language requirements and can demonstrate with evidence that they have continuously resided and studied/worked in an English-speaking country since the completion of their English language studies.

Undertaken higher education (tertiary) studies in English

i.         a successful completion of (of all subjects) one year of full-time tertiary study in one of the following English-speaking countries:

American Samoa, Australia, Botswana, Canada (excluding Quebec), Fiji, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland), United States of America, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

If students have completed studies in a different country, they can prove their proficiency through satisfactory achievement in:

i.         a three-year undergraduate degree, or

ii.         one-year of a postgraduate degree conducted entirely in English, including all teaching, assessments, and examinations.

The above studies must be undertaken in English within five years of the date students will commence their course.

The five years limitation period would not apply to applicants who:

Meet the minimum institutional English language requirements and can demonstrate with evidence that they have continuously resided and studied/worked in an English-speaking country since the completion of their English language studies.

Undertaken higher education (tertiary) studies in English

i.         at least one year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) tertiary study in a recognised bachelor’s degree or other approved tertiary qualifications, within five years of the date on which students will commence their course, in one of the following English-speaking countries:

American Samoa, Australia, Botswana, Canada (excluding Quebec), Fiji, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland), United States of America, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

If students have completed studies in a different country, they can prove their proficiency through satisfactory achievement in:

i.         a three-year undergraduate degree, or

ii.         one-year of a postgraduate degree conducted entirely in English, including all teaching, assessments, and examinations.

The above studies must be undertaken in English within five years of the date students will commence their course.

The five years limitation period would not apply to applicants who:

Meet the minimum institutional English language requirements and can demonstrate with evidence that they have continuously resided and studied/worked in an English-speaking country since the completion of their English language studies.

*If the applicant meets all other entry requirements and has an overall IELTS academic score of 6 or equivalent with no band less than 6, the applicant will have an opportunity to sit for an English language test at a recognised ELICOS provider. If the Director of Studies of the ELICOS provider determined in their test report for the applicant to meet CIM’s English language entry requirements, the applicant will be offered admission.

Other Tests of English Language

Other tests of English language may also be used to satisfy the English language The table below presents the equivalence of different tests acceptable scores for CIM admission.
TEST Undergraduate Programs Graduate Programs  Research Program
IELTS 6.0 (or better) (no component lower than 5.5) 6.5 (or better) (no component lower than 6.0) 6.5 (or better) (no component lower than 6.0)
TOEFL (internet-based) Minimum overall score of 60

 

 

Minimum overall score of 80

 

 

90 (or better)

 

Pearson (PTE Academic) Minimum overall score of 50 with no band less than 42 Minimum overall score of 58 with no band less than 50 59 (or better)

 

Cambridge English Overall Cambridge English Scale score of 169 from C1 Advanced. No less than 162 in any paper. Overall Cambridge English Scale score of 176 from C1 Advanced. No less than 169 in any paper. Overall Cambridge English Scale score of 176 from C1 Advanced. No less than 169 in any paper.

Graduate Diploma Programs

Minimum Age
An applicant for admission to CIM undergraduate or graduate programs must be over 18 years age and satisfy at least one of the following academic admission requirements.

  • Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent.
  • Successful completion of a Graduate Certificate (or equivalent) in similar discipline from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent.
  • Successful completion of an associate degree (or equivalent) or 3 years diploma in related field studied at an accredited university/provider.
  • Successful completion of an associate degree (or equivalent) or 3 years diploma in non-related field studied at an accredited university/provider plus 1-year relevant work experience

 

Masters Programs

Minimum Age
An applicant for admission to CIM undergraduate or graduate programs must be over 18 years age and satisfy at least one of the following academic admission requirements.

  • Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent.
  • Successful completion of an Australian Associate Degree or equivalent with 2 years relevant work experience.
  • Successful completion of a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma from an Australian institution or overseas equivalent.
  • Successful completion of at least four (4) award, or non-award, graduate subjects (at AQF Level 8 or above) from an Australian institution or overseas equivalent.
  • Successful completion of an approved Graduate Qualifying Program from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent.