- Feb 9, 2008
You certainly can. From what I have experienced and observed there are two systems which allow you to increase your chances to gain entry in engineering or specifically civil in your case. First is the bonus point system which I'm pretty sure your aware of, the uni awards you up to a bonus of up to 6 points I believe for doing relevant engineering subjects such as math,phys etc..Hey guys! my HSC is this year and I've used many atar calculators and it says I'm going to be 2 - 3 atar off from my course which is civil engineering.
It says i would get 89ish but I think I'm being abit too lenient on a few subjects.
Just asking you guys if I'm 1 - 2 ATAR off my course, does that mean i cannot get in ? i know all about the bonus points but it still worries me
Can I still apply for the course with an atar lower than the cut-off and have chances of getting in ?
The other is called the FEAS interview/application. It is basically like an interview style scenario for students who don't think they will get the required cutoff mark. They ask you questions about your motivations in doing engineering and experiences you had which demonstrate your engineering thinking. I know this because I went through the process.
Also back in 2009 the civil engineering cut off was like 88, and when the cutoffs came out it was 91. And I know some people who got in with 86 atar. But in summary do the FEAS thing if they still do it.