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Information relevant to 2003 – Course Specifications

Bachelor of Education with Honours (BEd(Hons))

Course details (E4A)

In-Service Honours: please contact the Faculty of Education for details of specifications

(for Early Childhood and Primary Education Students)


1 This is an alternative final year of the Bachelor of Education course. Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Education with Honours shall normally be qualified for entry by attaining:
[i] a credit grade or better in EPF202 Education 2 and EPF303 Education 3;
[ii] a Grade Point Average (GPA) [a] of 3.25 in eight out of thirteen curriculum units taught in semesters 3, 4 and 5 of the BEd Early Childhood and Primary Education program. (At least two curriculum units must be nominated from each of the three semesters); and
[iii] proficiency [b] in School Experience 3.
2 Candidates for the degree shall complete the degree requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than four separate years of full-time study (or its equivalent) and not more than eight years, from the time of first enrolment.

Course structure

3[i] To qualify for the degree, the candidate shall successfully acquire all units in the first three years on the schedules accompanying the specifications for the Bachelor of Education. In addition, the candidate shall acquire all of the units for year four as prescribed in the schedule accompanying these specifications.
[ii] The units which may be included in a course for the degree shall, unless otherwise approved by the dean, be in accordance with Schedule A accompanying these specifications and with the first three years of the schedule for the Bachelor of Education.
4[i] Units may be counted towards the degree only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Education and as summarised in Schedule A.
[ii] A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting unless approval is given by the dean.
[iii] Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree.
[iv] 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

5 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 degree.


6 The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the schedules and these specifications.
7 These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 1997 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.
8 The Classes of honours shall be first class, second class and third class. There shall be an upper and lower division in the second class. The determination of the level of honours shall be on the basis of Grade Point Average.
9 The approved abbreviation for the degree of Bachelor of Education with Honours shall be BEd (Hons).


[a] The required GPA in any one year may be altered at the dean’s discretion.
[b] Proficiency means satisfactory demonstration of the competencies detailed in School Experience 3 handbook.

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