The University of Tasmania welcomes applications for admission from students who have been awarded the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. Applicants with incomplete Diplomas (Certificate students) will be considered for concessional entry and should therefore not be deterred from applying.
How is an IB score compared to the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR)?
As of September 2012, the University of Tasmania has adopted the South Australian IB to ATAR equivalency table for entry in 2013 as follows.
Courses at the University may be subject to quota selection, as some courses have a limited number of places and high numbers of applications.
|IB to ATAR table
IB Subjects for Admission in 2013
For information on IB subjects available worldwide go to http://www.ibo.org/diploma. The University has approved the following list for subjects offered in Tasmanian schools/colleges.
Group 1 Language A1
English A1 HL and SL
Any other A1 language, provided the student has Group 2 English A2 or B HL or SL
Group 2 Second Language A2, B or ab initito
Any Second Language subjects under Group 2 at HL or SL are approved for University admission. Examples include:
Chinese B HL and SL
French B HL and SL, and French ab initio Standard Level
German B HL and SL
Japanese B HL and SL, and Japanese ab initio Standard Level
Group 3 Individuals and Societies
Business and Management HL and SL
Economics HL and SL
Geography HL and SL
History HL and SL
Information Technology in a Global Society HL and SL
Islamic History HL and SL
Philosophy HL and SL
Psychology HL and SL
Social and Cultural Anthropology HL and SL
Group 4 Experimental Sciences
Biology HL and SL
Chemistry HL and SL
Design Technology HL and SL
Environmental Systems and Societies (known as Environmental Systems SL prior to 2009) – Considered Group 3 also
Physics HL and SL
Group 5 Mathematics and Computer Science
Further Mathematics SL
Mathematical Methods SL
Mathematical Studies SL
Computer Science HL and SL
Group 6 Arts and Electives
Visual Arts HL and SL
Music HL and SL
Theatre Arts HL and SL
* Pilot or school-based syllabi accredited by IBO are not included in this list.