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Course rules for Z2E Associate Degree in Applied Design

COURSE RULES

University College - Associate degrees

1. These Specifications apply to the Associate degrees offered by the University College (UC) as listed in Schedule B.  These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2017 and shall apply to all candidates for the UC Associate degrees listed in Schedule B.

2. Candidates for UC Associate degrees shall be admitted in accordance with Rule 3 Admission and Student Progress.

3. Candidates are given 5 years to complete the degree requirements, calculated from the commencement of the first subject.

4. Degree requirements  

4.1 Each UC Associate degree comprises 16x ‘pairs’ of subjects (32x 6.25% subjects).

4.2 Each ‘pair’ of subjects comprises a discipline subject (6.25%) with a ‘companion’ practice & portfolio subject (6.25%). These subjects are completed together.

4.3 The UC Associate Degrees have a nominal degree length of 2 years, with a Diploma entry and/or exit award making up the first year of the course.

5. Degree models

There are two types of Associate degree models offered by UC: General and Specialisation. Each is defined by the below combination of subject pairs.

5.1 General Associate Degree

The General Associate degree comprises 16x subject pairs. A minimum of 8x subject pairs (4 at introductory level, 4 at intermediate level) make up the “core” subjects of the degree. Up to 4 of the intermediate level pair subjects can be replaced with faculty units.

5.2 Specialisation Associate Degree

The Associate degree (Specialisation) comprises 16x subject pairs. A minimum of 8x subject pairs (4 at introductory level, 4 at intermediate level) make up the “core” subjects of the degree. Up to 8x subject pairs (50% coursework) make up the “specialisation” of the degree, which appear in brackets after the course title.

5.3 Required number of subject pairs:

Subject pair^ numbers and levels


UC Associate Degree

Year 1

(all introductory level)

Year 2

(all intermediate level)

General Associate Degree (no brackets)4 core
4 general
4 core
4 general*
Specialisation** Associate Degree (with brackets)4 core
Up to 4 specialisation
4 core
Up to 4 specialisation**

^Each ‘pair’ comprises a discipline subject with a companion ‘Practice & Portfolio’ (Work Integrated Learning) subject.

*General subjects can be made up of specified/required subjects, course electives or student electives. Up to 50% of coursework (4x subject pairs) in year 2 of the general UC Associate Degree can be replaced with 4x 12.5% faculty units in order to enable students to maximise credit when articulating into a Bachelor Degree. These units may be specified and delivered by the partnering faculty.

**A “specialisation” within the Associate Degree is defined as a combination of up to 8 subjects relating to a specified discipline or field of study, which appears on the course title in brackets.  

***A minimum of two specialisation subjects must be completed at intermediate level. Each Associate Degree will have course rules specifying the number of specialisation subjects required to satisfy the requirements of the specialisation.  

Degree electives are subjects chosen from a schedule provided by the University College;

Student electives are subjects selected by students from any available units/subjects in which they are qualified to enrol (including faculty offered units).

The models are identified in the relevant course schedule together with details of the availability of subjects.

6. Enrolment conditions

6.1 Enrolment in the UC Associate Degrees, and all subjects comprising them, will be in accordance with requisites and enrolment conditions determined by the University College.

6.2 When two or more subjects of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree (the exception to this specification is the Practice and Portfolio subjects, each of which bear the same name but have different subject codes).

7. Enrolment exemption ‐ credit for previous studies

Passes in units/subjects in other incomplete courses within the University of Tasmania, or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree and a course plan developed to detail the subjects required by the student to qualify for the degree.  The maximum credit granted will be in accordance with the limits as stated in Rule 3 Admission and Student Progress.

8. Transition

Students who have passed units/subjects under existing awards (faculty associate degrees under current or the previous specifications and associate degrees from other institutions) will be entitled to transfer to a UC Associate Degree under these specifications with credit as deemed applicable by the course coordinator. The transition for continuing students to these specifications will be managed carefully to ensure students are not disadvantaged.

COURSE RULES

University College - Diplomas

1. These Specifications apply to the Diplomas offered by the University College (UC) as listed in Schedule B.  These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2017 and shall apply to all candidates for the UC Diplomas listed in Schedule B.

2. Candidates for UC Diplomas shall be admitted in accordance with Rule 3 Admission and Student Progress.

3. Candidates are given 3 years to complete the degree requirements, calculated from the commencement of the first subject.

4. Degree requirements    4.1 Each UC Diploma comprises 8x ‘pairs’ of subjects (16x 6.25% subjects).
4.2  Each ‘pair’ of subjects comprises a discipline subject (6.25%) with a ‘companion’ (or co-requisite) practice & portfolio subject  (6.25%). 
4.3 The UC Diplomas have a nominal degree length of 1 year.

5. Degree models

There is one type of Diploma offered by the University College, as defined by the below combination of subject pairs.

5.1 General Diploma

The General Diploma comprises 8x subject pairs. A minimum of 4x subject pairs make up the “core” subjects of the degree.

5.2 Required number of ‘pair’ subjects:

UC Diploma

Subject pair^ numbers and levels

General Diploma4 core
4 general*

^ Each ‘pair’ comprises a discipline subject with a companion ‘Practice & Portfolio’ (Work Integrated Learning) subject.

*General subjects can be made up of specified/required subjects, course electives or student electives.

Degree elective subjects are those chosen from a schedule provided by the University College;

Student elective subjects are those selected by candidates from any available units/subjects in which they are qualified to enrol (including faculty offered units).

The models are identified in the relevant course schedule together with details of the availability of subjects.

6. Enrolment conditions

6.1 UC Diplomas may serve as an entry or exit point from UC Associate Degrees (as determined by each course proposal).

6.2 Enrolment in the UC Diploma, and all subjects comprising them, will be in accordance with requisites and enrolment conditions determined by the University College.

6.3 When two or more subjects of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree (the exception to this specification is the Practice and Portfolio subjects, each of which bear the same name but have different subject codes).

7. Passes in units/subjects in other incomplete courses within the University of Tasmania, or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the Diploma and a course plan developed to detail the subjects required by the student to qualify for the degree.  The maximum credit granted will be in accordance with the limits as stated in Rule 3 Admission and Student Progress.

8. Students who have passed units/subjects under existing awards (faculty Diplomas/associate degrees under current or the previous specifications and Diplomas/associate degrees from other institutions) will be entitled to transfer to a UC Diploma under these specifications, with credit as deemed applicable by the course coordinator. The transition for continuing students to these specifications will be managed carefully to ensure students are not disadvantaged.