Dentistry - Admission Statistics and Selection Process

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From: James Brooke

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Dear University of Queensland,

I am writing to you with regards to the admission statistics and selection process for the Dentistry course.

1. Admission statistics for the 2014 and 2015 admission cycles:
* No. of applicants
* No. of interviews
* No. of offers
* No. of places

2. What is the selection criteria for applicants invited for interview?

3. What is the admission criteria for applicants who were made offers?

4. What is the UMAT cut-off score for interviews?

5. How are personal statements used in the selection process?

6. How is work experience placement used in the selection process?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

James Brooke

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University of Queensland

Dear Mr Brooke

Receipt of your email below is acknowledged and its contents noted.

I have forwarded your inquiry to the Admissions Office to respond to your questions regarding the Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) program at the University. The Admissions Office will provide this information outside the Right to Information Act.

If, after receiving the information from the University's Admission Office, you require further information and wish to lodge a formal application, can you please complete the statutory form (available from http://www.rti.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/... and email it to me. Your application will be subject to a statutory application fee in the amount of $46.40. Information on making an RTI application to the University is available from http://www.uq.edu.au/rti/.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or require further information.

Yours sincerely

Anthony Zgrajewski 
Right to Information and Privacy Office | The University of Queensland | www.uq.edu.au/rti
Phone: +61 7 3365 2571 | Fax: +61 7 3365 1058 | Email: [email address]
“This email (including any attached files) is intended only for the addressee and may contain confidential information of The University of Queensland. If you are not the addressee, you are notified that any transmission, distribution, printing or photocopying of this email is prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please delete and notify me. Unless explicitly stated the opinions expressed in this email do not necessarily represent the official position of The University of Queensland.”

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University of Queensland

[1]University of Queensland
Dear James,

You recently requested personal assistance from UQ. Below is a summary of your request
and our response. If this issue is not resolved to your satisfaction, you may reopen it
within the next 7 days.
To access your question from our support site, [2]Click here
Response By Email (Clive McKeown) (16/11/2016 02:05 PM)
Dear James,
 
Thank you for your recent enquiry.
 
Entry to all undergraduate programs at The University of Queensland (UQ) are based on two
broad requirements:
 
* Eligibility (subject prerequisites and other requirements)
* Merit (entry rank or OP)
 
Offers of university place are made to eligible applicants in order of merit.
 
The subject prerequisites for the [3]Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) for admission
in 2017 are a sound achievement in QLD Year 12 Senior English and Chemistry.  Applicants
are also required to undertake the Undergraduate Medical Assessment Test (UMAT).  The
UMAT is used as the secondary differentiator to select applicants.  The lowest scaled
UMAT score to gain entry for 2016 was 173 with 65 in section one.  The entry rank for
2016 admission (based on the major offer round released on 14 January 2016) to a
Commonwealth supported place in the Bachelor of Dental Science was 99.
 
Please note that the UMAT is not pre-determined and may fluctuate from year to year as
cut-offs are dependent upon the number and standard of applications.
 
UQ does not use interviews to sub-select applicants.
 
Prerequisites are minimum entry requirements for admission to a program. Subject
prerequisites are specific subjects applicants need to have studied and passed at Year
12/matriculation level or equivalent. They are intended to ensure that all persons
entering a program has studied and achieved an appropriate level of knowledge in subjects
deemed necessary to undertake the program successfully.
 
The prerequisite subjects required for each undergraduate degree program at UQ vary
depending on the area of study within the degree. All bachelor programs at UQ have an
English prerequisite, with some requiring additional prerequisite subjects in mathematics
and science.
 
You can locate a list standard Queensland, interstate, New Zealand (NCEA Level 3), GCE
and the International Baccalaureate year 12subject equivalents on page 14 & 15 of [4]UQ
Entry Options.
 
Entry ranks range from 1-99; with 99 being the highest entry rank attainable. Entry ranks
are derived from prior academic qualifications. The use of entry ranks allows applicants
with different qualifications to be assessed and compared against each other for entry to
a particular program.  You can locate information on how an entry rank is derived from
various study from [5]UQ Entry Options.
 
Entry ranks will be based in the level of the qualification, duration of study and the
GPA.  Some qualification such as bridging courses, trade qualification, the special
tertiary admission test and employment experience will be capped.  UQ Admission rule will
determine how entry ranks may be used.  For example once an applicant has completed one
full-time year or more of bachelor level or higher studies, the GPA from this study will
be used above all other qualification to derive an entry rank to gain entry into an
undergraduate program.  Program such as the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Dental Science
and the provisional year 12 entry into the Doctor of Medicine will have addition entry
criteria.  Applicants for the Bachelor of Music will be required to sit an audition. High
demand programs such as the Bachelor of Dental Science and the provision year 12 entry
into the Doctor of Medicine, UMAT is used as a secondary differentiator to select
applicants.
 
You can locate statistic on Admission to UQ from the [6]Planning and Business
Intelligence website.  For form details information please contact the Planning and
Business Intelligence unit.  You can also locate general statistics information on offer
from the [7]Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC).
 
If you have any further enquiries regarding the domestic admission process please contact
Admissions on Ph: (07) 3365 2203 or email [8][email address].
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Clive McKeown
Admissions (Domestic)
The University of Queensland
QLD 4072 Australia
Telephone: +61 7 3365 2203
 
Facsimile: +61 7 3365 2061
Website: [9]http://www.uq.edu.au/
 
CRICOS Provider Code: 00025B
Unless stated otherwise, this email represents only the
 views of the Sender and not the views of The University of
 Queensland.
Customer By CSS Email (Clive McKeown) (15/11/2016 04:03 PM)

Dear CRM,

 

Got an bounced error msg for enquiry 161114-001625.  I am unable to locate the email
address from the original enquiry.  Can you please take a look a let us know what went
wrong and  how to fix it.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Clive McKeown

Admissions Officer

Admissions (Domestic Undergraduate)| The University of Queensland | St Lucia QLD 4072

t. 07 3346 8317 | e. [10][email address] |

 

Response By Email (Clive McKeown) (15/11/2016 02:41 PM)
Dear James,
 
Thank you for your recent enquiry.
 
Entry to all undergraduate programs at The University of Queensland (UQ) are based on two
broad requirements:
 
* Eligibility (subject prerequisites and other requirements)
* Merit (entry rank or OP)
 
Offers of university place are made to eligible applicants in order of merit.
 
The subject prerequisites for the [11]Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) for admission
in 2017 are a sound achievement in QLD Year 12 Senior English and Chemistry.  Applicants
are also required to undertake the Undergraduate Medical Assessment Test (UMAT).  The
UMAT is used as the secondary differentiator to select applicants.  The lowest scaled
UMAT score to gain entry for 2016 was 173 with 65 in section one.  The entry rank for
2016 admission (based on the major offer round released on 14 January 2016) to a
Commonwealth supported place in the Bachelor of Dental Science was 99.
 
Please note that the UMAT is not pre-determined and may fluctuate from year to year as
cut-offs are dependent upon the number and standard of applications.
 
UQ does not use interviews to sub-select applicants.
 
Prerequisites are minimum entry requirements for admission to a program. Subject
prerequisites are specific subjects applicants need to have studied and passed at Year
12/matriculation level or equivalent. They are intended to ensure that all persons
entering a program has studied and achieved an appropriate level of knowledge in subjects
deemed necessary to undertake the program successfully.
 
The prerequisite subjects required for each undergraduate degree program at UQ vary
depending on the area of study within the degree. All bachelor programs at UQ have an
English prerequisite, with some requiring additional prerequisite subjects in mathematics
and science.
 
You can locate a list standard Queensland, interstate, New Zealand (NCEA Level 3), GCE
and the International Baccalaureate year 12subject equivalents on page 14 & 15 of [12]UQ
Entry Options.
 
Entry ranks range from 1-99; with 99 being the highest entry rank attainable. Entry ranks
are derived from prior academic qualifications. The use of entry ranks allows applicants
with different qualifications to be assessed and compared against each other for entry to
a particular program.  You can locate information on how an entry rank is derived from
various study from [13]UQ Entry Options.
 
Entry ranks will be based in the level of the qualification, duration of study and the
GPA.  Some qualification such as bridging courses, trade qualification, the special
tertiary admission test and employment experience will be capped.  UQ Admission rule will
determine how entry ranks may be used.  For example once an applicant has completed one
full-time year or more of bachelor level or higher studies, the GPA from this study will
be used above all other qualification to derive an entry rank to gain entry into an
undergraduate program.  Program such as the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Dental Science
and the provisional year 12 entry into the Doctor of Medicine will have addition entry
criteria.  Applicants for the Bachelor of Music will be required to sit an audition. High
demand programs such as the Bachelor of Dental Science and the provision year 12 entry
into the Doctor of Medicine, UMAT is used as a secondary differentiator to select
applicants.
 
You can locate statistic on Admission to UQ from the [14]Planning and Business
Intelligence website.  For form details information please contact the Planning and
Business Intelligence unit.  You can also locate general statistics information on offer
from the [15]Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC).
 
If you have any further enquiries regarding the domestic admission process please contact
Admissions on Ph: (07) 3365 2203 or email [16][email address].
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Clive McKeown
Admissions (Domestic)
The University of Queensland
QLD 4072 Australia
Telephone: +61 7 3365 2203
 
Facsimile: +61 7 3365 2061
Website: [17]http://www.uq.edu.au/
 
CRICOS Provider Code: 00025B
Unless stated otherwise, this email represents only the
views of the Sender and not the views of The University of
Queensland.
 
 
 
 
Customer By CSS Email (Right to Information) (14/11/2016 05:00 PM)
Dear Mr Brooke

Receipt of your email below is acknowledged and its contents noted.

I have forwarded your inquiry to the Admissions Office to respond to your questions
regarding the Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) program at the University. The
Admissions Office will provide this information outside the Right to Information Act.

If, after receiving the information from the University's Admission Office, you require
further information and wish to lodge a formal application, can you please complete the
statutory form (available from
[18]http://www.rti.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/...
and email it to me. Your application will be subject to a statutory application fee in
the amount of $46.40. Information on making an RTI application to the University is
available from [19]http://www.uq.edu.au/rti/.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or require further
information.

Yours sincerely

Anthony Zgrajewski 
Right to Information and Privacy Office | The University of Queensland |
www.uq.edu.au/rti
Phone: +61 7 3365 2571 | Fax: +61 7 3365 1058 | Email: [20][email address]
This email (including any attached files) is intended only for the addressee and may
contain confidential information of The University of Queensland. If you are not the
addressee, you are notified that any transmission, distribution, printing or photocopying
of this email is prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please delete and
notify me. Unless explicitly stated the opinions expressed in this email do not
necessarily represent the official position of The University of Queensland.

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From: James Brooke

Delivered

Dear UQ Admissions,

You did not provide the admission statistics as requested in Question (1).

1. Admission statistics for the 2014 and 2015 admission cycles:
* No. of applicants
* No. of interviews
* No. of offers
* No. of places

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

James Brooke

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From: UQ Admissions
University of Queensland

[1]University of Queensland
Dear James,

You recently requested personal assistance from UQ. Below is a summary of your request and
our response. If this issue is not resolved to your satisfaction, you may reopen it within
the next 7 days.
To access your question from our support site, [2]Click here
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Right to Information request - Dentistry - Admission Statistics and Selection Process
Response By Email (Tamalee Robbins) (29/11/2016 03:25 PM)
Dear James,
 
The University of Queensland does not conduct interviews for entry to the Bachelor of Dental
Science (Honours).
 
The statistics you have requested are listed below:
 
2014 Admissions:
 
Applications: 1125
Offers: 109
Number of enrolments: 61
 
2015 Admissions:
 
Applications: 1000
Offers: 70
Number of enrolments: 30
 
 The places in this program are restricted by the physical facilities required to deliver
dental training.  Whilst this program is very competitive, the number of offers required is
high due to interstate applicants applying through more than one Tertiary Admissions Centre.
We use previous acceptance rates to calculate the offers required, but applicant behaviour
changes from year to year, so we adjust to maintain our numbers across multiple offering
years.
 
 Yours sincerely,
 
Tamalee Robbins
Admissions (Domestic, Undergraduate)
The University of Queensland
QLD 4072 Australia
Telephone: +61 7 3365 2203
Facsimile: +61 7 3365 2061
Website: [3]http://www.uq.edu.au/
 
CRICOS Provider Code: 00025B
Unless stated otherwise, this email represents only the
views of the Sender and not the views of The University of
Queensland.
 
Customer By CSS Email (James Brookes) (19/11/2016 07:00 PM)
Dear UQ Admissions,

You did not provide the admission statistics as requested in Question (1).

1. Admission statistics for the 2014 and 2015 admission cycles:
* No. of applicants
* No. of interviews
* No. of offers
* No. of places

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

James Brooke

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