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Course rules for R4F Bachelor of Social Science with Honours

Course Rules – Bachelor of Social Science with Honours

1. These Specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2019 and shall apply to all candidates enrolled in Bachelor of Social Science with Honours in the College of Arts, Law and Education.

2. Candidates for the Bachelor degrees with Honours shall be admitted in accordance with Rule 6 Admission, Assessment 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

4.1 Degree elements

The Bachelor of Social Science with Honours (BSocSc(Hons)) will comprise:

an honours-level year of study (AQF Level 8) that:- is defined as 100 credit points with a minimum of 50% research or project component

The units which may be included in the degree shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with the approved Schedules

Explicitly address the requirements of the University Graduate Statement within the AQF Level 8 component of the degree.

4.2 Required volume of learning

To qualify for the Bachelor of Social Science with Honours the candidate shall complete one full
year of full-time study, comprising 100 credit points.

5. Enrolment conditions

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

5.2 When 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 honours-level (AQF 78) 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 6 Admission, Assessment 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.