SSS021 Transition to University Study (5)


Transition to University Study is designed to better prepare students for successful study at university. This subject offers students an introduction into academic culture, and will allow them to become familiar with Charles Sturt University, its support systems and the expectations of tertiary study. Topics include university teaching and learning; managing self and time; reading, writing and reasoning; and preparing for and performing well in exams.

Transition to University Study is an online and self-paced subject that allows student discussion and interaction to assist students towards a successful transition to university. The Subject Coordinator will be available to support and facilitate student learning in this subject. At least 30 hours of personal study will be required to satisfactorily complete the subject.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Term 1
DistanceOrange Campus
Term 2
DistanceOrange Campus
Term 3
DistanceOrange Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SSS021
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One session (or one term)SY/USOffice for Students

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • Explain the expectations of university learning
  • Identify learning preferences and strategies for learning in relation to a range of teaching methods
  • Plan study time according to priorities and deadlines
  • Select a reading strategy appropriate to the text and the purpose of your task
  • Write a short text that uses conventions of academic writing
  • Demonstrate knowledge of effective exam preparation
  • Find resources or services that support further development in transition to university study.


The subject will cover the following topics:
*Getting Started - Subject Introduction *Learning at university *Organising yourself and your time *Reading and note-taking for university study *Writing at university *Passing exams


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.