Courses & Units

Course rules for S2D Associate Degree in Computing


1. Candidates for the Associate Degree in Computing shall be qualified for entry in accordance with the provisions of the University's Rules of Admission including those for Admission for Alternative Entry.

2. Candidates for the Associate Degree shall complete the degree requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than two separate years of full-time study (or its equivalent) and not more than six years, from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

3. The units which may be included in a course for the Associate Degree shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with the Schedule, accompanying these specifications.

4. Units may be counted towards the Associate Degree only if they have been taken in accordance with any prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.

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

6. To qualify for the Associate Degree, the candidate shall pass in units totalling 200% chosen as follows: (a) 50% of core Year 1 compulsory units from Schedule A (b) 25% of further units from Schedule B (c) 50% of core Year 2 compulsory units from Schedule C (d) up to a maximum of 50% of Foundation Level units from the Schedule (e) up to 75% of units from within the Faculty or from other faculties in place of the foundation units listed in the Schedule.

7. Not more than 125% may be counted from Foundation and Level 100 units combined.

8. Not more than 25% may be counted from units in which a terminating pass has been awarded.

9. A candidate normally may not enrol in any semester in units totalling more than 50% weighting.

10. In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies

11. Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the associate degree.


12. The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedule to these specifications.

13. These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2008 and shall apply to all candidates for the Associate Degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.

14. The approved abbreviation for the Associate Degree in Computing shall be AssocDegComp.