Courses & Units

Course rules for 54A Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours

Course Specification - Single Bachelor degrees with Honours

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

2.Candidates for the Bachelor degrees with Honours 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

4.1 Degree elements

The Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours will comprise 400 credit points in total and include:

a. A minimum of 24 units (300 credit points), where a standard unit measure is 12.5 credit points, and incorporate an Applied honours-level year (or equivalent) of study (AQF Level 8) that is defined as 100 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 – a minimum of 4 units (50 credit points), up to a maximum of 8 units (100 credit points).

-Disciplinary Outcomes – minimum requirement of one disciplinary major in the AQF 7 component of the degree.  A disciplinary major is 8 units (100 credit points), typically comprised of 2 introductory-level units (25 credit points), 2 intermediate-level units (25 credit points), and 4 advanced-level units (50 credit points)

-Experience & Engagement plus breadth opportunities throughout the integrated curriculum.

c. Explicitly address the requirements of the University Graduate Statement within the degree.

4.2 Required volume of learning

To qualify for the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours level degree, the candidate shall complete a total of 400 credit points required for the degree in accordance with the approved Schedules.

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

6.1 The award title to appear on the testamurs of graduating students is Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours.

6.2 The Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours will not have an option for students to exit at 3 years with a bachelor-level (AQF 7) aligned qualification.

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.


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.