Courses & Units

Course rules for P3G Bachelor of Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies

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

  1. Degree elements

Each Bachelor’s degree with Honours will comprise:

  1. a minimum of 24 units (300 credit points) or equivalent for the bachelor-level qualification (AQF Level 7), where a standard unit measure is 12.5 credit points.
  2. and 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

- allows a specialisation in honours – research, applied, professional, clinical, and/or integrated/embedded

  1. 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 and Engagement units – a minimum of 2 units (25 credit points)

- Breadth Units – a minimum of 2 units (25 credit points) from the list of approved breadth units

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

4.2     Required volume of learning

To qualify for the Bachelor with Honours level degree (or Bachelor level degree where relevant), the candidate shall complete the total minimum units/credit points required for the degree per the table below:

Total Course Duration Required

for AQF Level 8 qualification with AQF Level 7 qualification embedded within it

Course Duration for

AQF Level 8 component

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

Units / credit points required

Nominal degree length

Units / credit points required

Nominal degree length

Introductory

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

Intermediate

Advanced

32 units /

400 cps

4 years

8 units /

100 cps

1 year

24 units /

300 cps

3 years

8-10 units /

100-125 cps

6-10 units /

75-125 cps

6-10 units /

75-125 cps

40 units /

500 cps

5 years

8 units /

100 cps

1 year

32 units /

400 cps

4 years

8-10 units /

100-125 cps

6-10 units /

75-125 cps

14-18 units /

175-225 cps

48 units /

600 cps

6 years

8 units /

100 cps

1 year

40 units /

500 cps

5 years

8-10 units /

100-125 cps

6-10 units /

75-125 cps

18-22 units /

225-275 cps

5. Enrolment conditions

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