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UQ Dentistry Entrance Information


Overview:

Degree: Bachelor of Dental Science
Type: Undergraduate – 5 years – Full Time
Campus: St.Lucia & Herston, Brisbane
QTAC Code: 712002

Academic Requirements:
Pre-requisites- Maths B, English & one of Chemistry, Biology or Physics
School leaver – OP 1/ Rank 99
Non-standard
– GPA 5.8 (Go8 uni)
– GPA 6.5 (Non-Go8 uni)
UMAT 2010 – 173
UMAT 2011 – 174

How to apply:
+ Submit Online application via QTAC by the 30th September.
– Apply on the QTAC website: http://www.qtac.edu.au/

Intake per year
+ 50 CSP – Domestic applicants
+ 15 FFP – International applicants

Offers:
First Main Round Offer – 12th Jan

Dentistry Facilities:
+ Turbot Street consisting of

· The Hospital Building
· The Clinical Building
· The Pre-clinical Building
+ Relocating to Herston in 2012 to the Oral Health Centre
+ $104 million funding & largest Oral Health facility in Australia

Post-graduate Specialities:
+ Dento-Maxillofacial Radiology, Endodontics, Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics
+ For more details: http://www.dentistry.uq.edu.au/postgraduate-programs

Course Structure:
+ http://www.uq.edu.au/study/program_l…acad_prog=2257

FAQ’S
+ http://www.dentistry.uq.edu.au/faqs-bdsc

Just one point: the threshold GPA for Go8 uni is 5.8. (Oh how I wish it was 5.75)<br />
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<span style="color:#000000" class="colored"><span style="font-family: verdana">(1) Entry rank 99 (OP 1/GPA 5.8 Group I tertiary institution*, GPA 6.5 Group II institution**) with minimum UMAT score of 174 for a Commonwealth Supported place;<br />
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    Just one point: the threshold GPA for Go8 uni is 5.8. (Oh how I wish it was 5.75)<br />
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    <span style="color:#000000" class="colored"><span style="font-family: verdana">(1) Entry rank 99 (OP 1/GPA 5.8 Group I tertiary institution*, GPA 6.5 Group II institution**) with minimum UMAT score of 174 for a Commonwealth Supported place;<br />
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    Thanks motivate123 for the mistake. I wrote the article and it must of slipped my mind :p
      <span style="color:#333333" class="colored">UMAT 2012 - 174<br /></span><br />
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      @<a href="http://www.medstudentsonline.com.au/member.php?u=6084">Hutcherson</a> How do you know the UMAT cut off for this year is going to be 174? Do you mean 2010?
        <blockquote><span style="color:#333333" class="colored">UMAT 2012 - 174<br /></span><br />
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        How do you know the UMAT cut off for this year is going to be 174?</blockquote><br />
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        Based on offers so far most likely.<br />
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        Also I think you need to add dates when offers came out etc.
          <blockquote>Based on offers so far most likely.<br />
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          Also I think you need to add dates when offers came out etc.</blockquote><br />
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          But UQ dent only has one offer round (main round) on January 12. I think it might just be a typo above.
          Could be. Hutch do you mean UMAT for 2010 and 2011?
        <blockquote><span style="color:#333333" class="colored">UMAT 2012 - 174<br /></span><br />
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        @<a href="http://www.medstudentsonline.com.au/member.php?u=6084">Hutcherson</a> How do you know the UMAT cut off for this year is going to be 174? Do you mean 2010?</blockquote><br />
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        I meant 2010 & 2011 entry sorry! By the way, try not to tag Shizzy because he just authorizes me to publish articles. He hasn't seen them yet and yeah probably best to ask muse or I for dent articles. Sorry shizzy for all the mentions!.
why does the non-standard have 2 values? Go8 and non-Go8.... what is the difference?... i go to USyd, so does that mean i need 5.8 GPA?<br />
Also a UMAT score of 174 is equivalent to around what percentile and overall score? (ofc the percentile of 174 will vary year to year but a general range)
    <blockquote>why does the non-standard have 2 values? Go8 and non-Go8.... what is the difference?... i go to USyd, so does that mean i need 5.8 GPA?</blockquote><br />
    It's just the way UQ works. Go8 is a group of universities (USyd, UNSW, Monash, UMelb, UWA, UQ, UAdel, ANU). Yes that means you need a 5.8 GPA.<br />
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    <blockquote>Also a UMAT score of 174 is equivalent to around what percentile and overall score? (ofc the percentile of 174 will vary year to year but a general range)</blockquote><br />
    According to last year's graphs, around 85-87%tile.
What scores do you need to average to get a GPA of 5.8?
    <blockquote>What scores do you need to average to get a GPA of 5.8?</blockquote><br />
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    Around the 80% mark as per university standards
      <blockquote>Around the 80% mark as per university standards</blockquote><br />
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      for g08, UWA in particular, its..<br />
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      Grade - GPA<br />
      50 - 4.0 - Pass<br />
      55 - 4.5<br />
      60 - 5.0 - Credit<br />
      65 - 5.5<br />
      70 - 6.0 - Distinction<br />
      75 - 6.5 <br />
      >80 - 7.0 - High Distinction
what scores do you need to average to get a GPA of 5.8??
<blockquote>for g08, UWA in particular, its..<br />
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Grade - GPA<br />
50 - 4.0 - Pass<br />
55 - 4.5<br />
60 - 5.0 - Credit<br />
65 - 5.5<br />
70 - 6.0 - Distinction<br />
75 - 6.5 <br />
>80 - 7.0 - High Distinction</blockquote><br />
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But for UQ, the system as follows is the one they will use to calculate your GPA:<br />
Pass=4.0<br />
Credit=5.0<br />
Distinction=6.0<br />
High Distinction=7.0<br />
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So for 5.8 you're looking at mostly distinctions or better and one or two credits.
    <blockquote>But for UQ, the system as follows is the one they will use to calculate your GPA:<br />
    Pass=4.0<br />
    Credit=5.0<br />
    Distinction=6.0<br />
    High Distinction=7.0<br />
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    So for 5.8 you're looking at mostly distinctions or better and one or two credits.</blockquote><br />
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    Yep! so UQ is the same then. What you posted is the same as what I wrote. Simply translate the GPA into the grade to know where you sit. <br />
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    What you have be careful with GPA is even if you get above 80%, the GPA will max out at 7.0. So it will always be better to do more study in a unit where there is a chance to boost a pass into a credit than to focus on a single unit where you are already doing well; boosting a 78 to a score of say 95 won't do much for you GPA.
do year 12 students coming out of high school need umat?
Hi guys, would you recommend doing BOH 1 year and then transferring into BDS as a non-standard? assuming you get in of course.
    One thing i will add is that the academic grading system varies from university to university. I.e. at UQ >85% is a HD (7.0) where UWA is >80% for a HD (7.0). <br />
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    [MENTION=9709]Worshipppp[/MENTION] BOH is definitely a degree you can do for non standard entry. And it does provide a lot of knowledge for dentistry if you were to get in. However some people believe that due to the nature of the course (i.e. clinical/practical) it is often harder to do as well in as compared to a BSc. In saying that i know people who have transferred across so it is definitely possible! (but again i also know people who have transferred from pharmacy, med sci and BSc so either is good)
      It is in no way a 'pathway', being in a BOH will not give you an advantage into dentistry and it wont be easier to transfer than lets say a BSc (they dont give you preference being a BOH student). I would recommend you just do a degree which you find interesting and hence can do well in, and transfer out of that.
        This is a copy - paste of a email I got from UQ admissions regarding 2012 UMAT selection criteria- thought people on here may like to know! I never knew UQ took into consideration your section 1 score but seems they do! <br />
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        From UQ admissions:<br />
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        Applicants with an entry rank of 99 (or OP1), who satisfy the Queensland Year 12 subject prerequisites, are then differentiated for entry on the basis of their overall UMAT aggregate. For 2012 admissions, applicants required a minimum UMAT aggregate scaled score of 181.59, as well as a minimum UMAT Section 1 scaled score of 59.<br />
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        For 2012 admissions, students with one full-time year/16 units or more of bachelor (or higher level study) from a Group 1 institution (i.e. UQ) required a minimum GPA of 5.80 to be competitive for a place in the Bachelor of Dental Science, while students with one full-time year or more of bachelor (or higher level study) from a Group 2 institution required a minimum GPA of 6.50.
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from year 12, would it be harder to get into dent UAdel or UQ?
    <blockquote>from year 12, would it be harder to get into dent UAdel or UQ?</blockquote><br />
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    "Hard" is subjective. I would say equally as difficult...
    <blockquote>from year 12, would it be harder to get into dent UAdel or UQ?</blockquote><br />
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    Neither, they are both easy. <br />
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    I kid. I don't think there is an 'easier' one to get into. Nor would you find valid enough info on this. I will say that generally its harder to get into UoA if you are not a SA resident.<br />
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    At the end of the day though it doesn't matter because you should apply for both!
<blockquote>"Hard" is subjective. I would say equally as difficult...</blockquote><br />
Okay thank you ^^<br />
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<blockquote>Neither, they are both easy. <br />
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I kid. I don't think there is an 'easier' one to get into. Nor would you find valid enough info on this. I will say that generally its harder to get into UoA if you are not a SA resident.<br />
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At the end of the day though it doesn't matter because you should apply for both!</blockquote><br />
So is University of Adelaide a bit biased towards South Australian residents? I'm more leaning towards Adelaide than Queensland... I'm definitely applying for both though! ^^
    <blockquote>Okay thank you ^^<br />
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    So is University of Adelaide a bit biased towards South Australian residents? I'm more leaning towards Adelaide than Queensland... I'm definitely applying for both though! ^^</blockquote><br />
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    I dont know if the biased-ness if for medicine only. I havnt noticed it for dent, as only like 10 Adelaide-ians get in every year...
Im so worried right now.. Honestly, does admission officers put more emphasis on isat results? What if someone got really good a levels result but horrible isat results, what are the chances? Should an application be sent in? :(
Is it worth applying?
Are there still 50 CSP for 2015?
[MENTION=18736]Limobean[/MENTION]<br />
I think I read somewhere that there were 50 CSP and 20 International?
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