Subject prerequisite equivalents
You can meet subject prerequisites for UQ programs if you've studied equivalent subjects through high school or tertiary study.
Our subject prerequisites are listed as Queensland Year 12 General subjects, but you can also meet them by passing equivalent subjects through:
 Australian high school, including Queensland Senior, interstate Year 12 or International Baccalaureate (IB)
 overseas high school or International Baccalaureate (IB)
 tertiary study, including university subjects, and bridging and preparatory programs.
If you've completed high school subjects or tertiary studies that aren't listed here, contact us for advice.
If you haven't studied the prerequisites or equivalent subjects, pathway options can help you meet the requirements for your preferred program.
Australian high school
If you completed high school or the International Baccalaureate in Australia, check your subjects and results to see if you meet our program prerequisites.
UQ subject prerequisite  Queensland Year 12 subject equivalent Grade of C or better in Units 3/4 (or equivalent) 

English 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Specialist Mathematics 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

Earth and Environmental Science 

UQ subject prerequisite  ACT Year 12 subject equivalent Achieve 50% in T Majors only 

English 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Specialist Mathematics 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

Earth and Environmental Sciences 

UQ subject prerequisite  NSW Year 12 subject equivalent Achieve performance band 3+ 

English 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Specialist Mathematics 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

Earth and Environmental Science 

UQ subject prerequisite  SA and NT Year 12 subject equivalent C+ or better (from Publicly Assessed Subjects only) 

English 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Specialist Mathematics 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

Earth and Environmental Science 

UQ subject prerequisite  Tasmania Year 12 subject equivalent SA or better (exit level of achievement) 

English 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Specialist Mathematics 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

UQ subject prerequisite  Victoria Year 12 subject equivalent 26+ (study score) 

English 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Specialist Mathematics 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

UQ subject prerequisite  WA Year 12 subject equivalent 50 per cent + (subject scaled mark) 

English 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Specialist Mathematics 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

Earth and Environmental Science 

UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent HL subs: 3 = pass, SL subs: 4 = pass 

English 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Specialist Mathematics 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

International Baccalaureate (IB) information sheet (PDF, 89.98 KB)
How you can use the International Baccalaureate to meet subject prerequisites and gain a selection rank.
Overseas high school
If you completed high school or studied the IB overseas, check your subjects and results to see if you meet our program prerequisites.
Alberta High School Diploma
UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (minimum pass = 50% – level 30 subjects only) 

English 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

British Columbia Senior Secondary School Graduation Diploma*
UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (minimum pass = 50%) 

English 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Specialist Mathematics 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

*Provincially examined acceptable if completed before 2019.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma
UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (minimum pass mark = 50%, Ontario Academic Courses – OACs) 

English 

Mathematical Methods 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

Nova Scotia High School Completion Certificate
UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (minimum pass = 50%) 

English 

General Mathematics 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (minimum pass = 50% or better) 

Mathematical Methods 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (minimum pass = 5) 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Specialist Mathematics 

Chemistry 

Physics 

Biology 

UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (minimum pass = 10/20 pt) 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Chemistry 

Physics 

Biology 

UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (minimum pass = 60%) 

Mathematical Methods 

Chemistry 

Physics 

Biology 

UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (minimum pass = 4) 

Mathematical Methods 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (minimum pass = 3, and a 4 is required for English) 

English 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Specialist Mathematics 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

+ Combined Science may be used to meet one of either Physics or Chemistry. Please contact UQ 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).
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) information sheet (PDF, 71.86 KB)
How you can use the HKDSE to meet subject prerequisites and gain a selection rank.
All India Senior School Cert (XII) (Central Board of Secondary Education)
UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (minimum pass = 33%) 

English 

Mathematical Methods 

Specialist Mathematics 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

India Certificate of Secondary Education (Council for School Certificate Examination)
UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (minimum pass = 40%) 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Specialist Mathematics 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

Gujarat
UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (minimum pass = 33%) 

Mathematical Methods 

Physics 

Biology 

Chemistry 

Maharastra
UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (minimum pass = 35%) 

Mathematical Methods 

Specialist Mathematics 

Chemistry 

Physics 

Biology 

Tamil Nadu
UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (minimum pass = 35%) 

Mathematical Methods 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent HL subs: 3 = pass, SL subs: 4 = pass 

English 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Specialist Mathematics 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

International Baccalaureate (IB) information sheet (PDF, 89.98 KB)
How you can use the International Baccalaureate to meet subject prerequisites and gain a selection rank.
UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (D1 or better) 

English 

Mathematical Methods 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

Malaysian STPM
UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (minimum pass = Pass, C or 2 on a 4point scale) 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Chemistry 

Physics 

Biology 

UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (Achieved = 2.0) 

English 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

New Zealand NCEA Level 3 information sheet (PDF, 52.57 KB)
How you can use NCEA studies to meet subject prerequisites and gain a selection rank.
UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (minimum requirement = Pass) 

English  English core plus two of either:

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Chemistry 

Physics 

Biology 

UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (GCSE/IGCSE, AS level or H1 = C or better. A level or H2 = D or better. O Level = C6 or better) 

English 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Chemistry 

Physics 

Biology 

UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (minimum pass = 4 or 50%) 

English 

Mathematical Methods 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) information sheet (PDF, 75.27 KB)
How you can use the South African NSC to meet subject prerequisites and gain a selection rank.
UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (mathematics: minimum pass = 100 out of 200. Chemistry: minimum pass = 50 out of 100) 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Specialist Mathematics 

Chemistry 

UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (minimum pass = E) 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Specialist Mathematics 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (A Level = D. O and AS Level = C) 

English 

General Mathematics 

Mathematical Methods 

Specialist Mathematics 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

*GCSE O Level English subjects are not accepted for Bachelor of Education (Primary) or Bachelor of Education (Secondary) programs.
UK General Certificate of Education (GCE) information sheet (PDF, 69.55 KB)
How you can use the UK GCE to meet subject prerequisites and gain a selection rank.
UQ subject prerequisite  Subject equivalent (Advanced Placement (AP) minimum grade = 3; SAT/ACT score) 

English 

General Mathematics 
Aptitude test scores:

Mathematical Methods 

Physics 

Chemistry 

Biology 

USA high school qualifications information sheet (PDF, 80.31 KB)
How you can use USA high school qualifications to meet subject prerequisites and gain a selection rank.
Tertiary study
If you've completed university or other tertiary study, check your subjects and results to see if you meet our program prerequisites.
This includes bridging and preparatory programs, such as university foundation years and tertiary preparation programs.
Bridging subjects to meet prerequisites information sheet (PDF, 137.27 KB)
Bridging program subjects you can use to meet subject prerequisites.
Tertiary subjects to meet prerequisites information sheet (PDF, 134.34 KB)
Subjects at UQ and other universities that you can use to meet subject prerequisites.
Some undergraduate programs have subject prerequisites. These are listed as Queensland Year 12 General subjects, but you may be able to meet them if you've studied equivalent subjects at an interstate or overseas high school, at university or through a bridging program.
Check the program page and select your qualification to see equivalent subjects.