Courses & Units

Course rules for B3E Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Science

1.These Specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2018 and shall apply to all candidates enrolled in combined Bachelor degrees under the Degrees of Difference framework.

2.Candidates for the combined Bachelor degrees shall be admitted in accordance with Rule 3 Admission and Student Progress.

3.Candidates for the degrees shall complete the degree requirements in not more than the degree maximum, which will be twice the course length and one additional year. The maximum completion time will be calculated from the commencement of the first unit which is passed and which counts towards the degree requirements.

4.Degree requirements

4.1Degree elements

The combined Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Science will comprise:

a.a minimum of 32 units (400 credit points) or equivalent for the bachelor-level qualification (AQF Level 7), where a standard unit measure is 12.5 credit points.

b.The units which may be included in the degree shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with the approved Schedules accompanying these Specifications and will at a minimum include:

-Degree Core Knowledge – twelve (12) specified units (150 credit points) in the AQF 7 component of the degree.

-Disciplinary Outcomes – minimum requirement of two disciplinary majors (200 credit points), one from Economics and one from Science in the AQF 7 component of the degree.  A disciplinary major is 8 units (100 credit points), comprised of:
*Two (2) introductory (100) level units
*Two (2) intermediate (200) level units
*Four (4) advanced (300) level units
In addition students must complete one disciplinary minor from Science.  The minor is comprised of:
*Two (2) introductory (100) level units
*Two (2) intermediate (200) level units

-Breadth Units – 1 unit (12.5 credit points) completed in the degree core knowledge component of the degree.

c.Explicitly address the requirements of the University Graduate Statement within the AQF Level 7 component of the degree.

4.2Required volume of learning

To qualify for the Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Science level degree, the candidate shall complete the total minimum units/credit points required for the degree per the table below:

Course Duration for

AQF Level 7 component

Unit numbers / credit points and levels

for AQF Level 7 component

Units / credit points required

Nominal degree length

Introductory*

Intermediate

Advanced

24 units /

300 cps

3 years

8-10 units /

100-125 cps

6-10 units /

75-125 cps

6-10 units /

75-125 cps

32 units /

400 cps

4 years

8-10 units /

100-125 cps

6-10 units /

75-125 cps

14-18 units /

175-225 cps

40 units /

500 cps

5 years

8-10 units /

100-125 cps

6-10 units /

75-125 cps

18-22 units /

225-275 cps

* May include up to 4 units / 50 cps maximum at foundation level

5.Enrolment conditions

5.1Enrolment in all units will be in accordance with requisites determined by the relevant College, Faculty or Institute.

5.2When two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree.

6.Award Eligibility

Students will be permitted to graduate with the bachelor-level (AQF 7) qualification where relevant.

7.Enrolment exemption ‐ credit for previous studies

Passes in units in other incomplete courses in this University 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 units 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 towards degrees under the previous Specifications will be entitled to transfer to the degrees under these Specifications with full equivalent credit. The transition for continuing students to these Specifications will be managed to ensure that students are not disadvantaged.