Courses & Units

Course rules for P3B Bachelor of ICT and Bachelor of Science

Combined Bachelor degrees

1.  These specifications apply to the combined Bachelor degrees listed in Schedule A. They shall take effect on 1 January 2010 and shall apply to all candidates for the Bachelor degrees listed in Schedule A.

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. Bachelor degree requirements

4.1 Requirements for combined Bachelor degrees comprise a minimum of 32 units. For Bachelor degrees with requirements over 32 units, all additional units will be at advanced level.

Course duration

Unit numbers and levels

in each component degree

Total units

Nominal degree length

Course type combinations

Introductory

Intermediate

Advanced

32

4 years

General/General

4‐6

4‐6

4‐8

4‐8

4‐8

4‐8

 

General/Specialist

4‐6

4‐6

4‐8

4

4‐8

6‐8

 

Specialist/Specialist

4‐6

4‐6

4

4

6‐8

6‐8

40

5 years

General/Specialist

4‐6

4‐6

4‐8

4

4‐8

12‐16

 

Specialist/Specialist

4‐6

4‐6

4

4

6‐8

12‐16

The range in unit levels varies according to the degree model and to accommodate choice in the degree electives only.

5. Degree models

5.1   There will be two Bachelor degree model combinations: General and Specialist, as defined by the combination of modules and electives of the first 16 units of each component degree.

A standard major module is comprised of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate and 4 advanced;

a reversed major module is comprised of 8 units: 4 introductory, 2 intermediate and 2 advanced;

a minor module is comprised of 4 units: 2 introductory and 2 intermediate;

degree electives units are those chosen from a schedule provided by the faculty.

The models are identified in Schedule A and details of the availability of modules and units are listed in Schedules B and C respectively.

5.2   General model

The first 16 units of a General degree component will comprise: one standard major, one minor and 4 degree elective units.

5.3   Specialist model

The first 16 units of a Specialist degree component will follow either Specialist model 1: two standard majors or Specialist model 2: one standard and one reversed major.

6. Enrolment conditions

6.1   Enrolment in all units will be in accordance with requisites determined by the relevant Faculty.

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

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.