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UCL Launches New MSc Programme on Global Management of Natural Resources

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UCL Australia
Torrens Building
220 Victoria Square
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000

Tel: +61 8 8110 9960
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Research at UCL Australia

UCL School of Energy and Resources

Research in the School of Energy and Resources focuses on both the upstream and downstream development of energy and resources, covering a wide range of disciplines - from engineering and economics to environmental science and law. 

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Mullard Space Science Laboratory

The Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) is a world-leading research organisation delivering a broad science programme that is underpinned by a strong capability in space science instrumentation, space-domain engineering, space medicine, systems engineering and project management.

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International Energy Policy Institute

The International Energy Policy Institute (IEPI) was created to address key policy issues in the mineral, energy and resources industries through intensive and innovative research.

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2014 Annual Report

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Read about all departmental research in the 2014 Annual Report.

Tuition Assurance - International students

Under the provisions of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act 2000) and associated amendments,  UCL School of Energy and Resources, Australia (UCL Australia) is required to provide a tuition assurance arrangement for overseas students (ie those studying in Australia on a student visa) who are enrolled in higher education courses it offers. This requirement is to protect students in the event that UCL Australia ceases to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled.  The meaning of ‘ceasing to provide a course of study’ is set out in the HEP Guidelines (available here) with a more detailed definition is defined in the ESOS Legislation Amendment Act 2012[1]

In the event that UCL Australia ceases to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled the student is entitled to a choice of:

a)    an offer of a place in a similar course of study with a Second Provider without any requirement to pay the Second Provider any student contribution or tuition fee for any replacement courses; OR
b)    a refund of his or her up-front payments for any course (unit of study) that the student commences but does not complete because UCL Australia ceases to provide the course of study of which the course forms part of.


Operated by the Australian Government, the TPS is designed to assist overseas students find, if required, a replacement course, through an online placement service.  The TPS gives overseas students greater control and responsibility in the placement process by allowing them a choice of available alternative placement options.  A direct relationship between affected students and their prospective providers should lead to a more efficient and effective outcome for the students and the sector overall.  With the new TPS students should also benefit from a more timely placement, or a refund where necessary as well as a smoother transition to another provider as required.

UCL Australia aims to meet the tuition assurance requirements of the ESOS Act 2000 and its associated amendments through the TPS.  Should UCL Australia in an unlikely event ceases to provide a course of study, UCL Australia must fulfil its obligations to the affected students within a period of 14 business days.  Should UCL Australia not meet its obligation, the TPS Director has a responsibility to facilitate access to alternative placements as per the options mentioned above.

Specific information on the TPS is available at: https://tps.gov.au/Information/Students/How


In addition students are informed of the Statement of Tuition Assurance during enrolment and at orientation.

[1] ESOS Legislation Amendment (TPS and other measures) Act 2012, under Schedule 1, Division 2, Subdivision A, section 46A, titled ‘when a registered provider defaults’.

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