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Information relevant to 2003 – Course Specifications

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Course details (R3A)


1 The Faculty of Arts (hereinafter called the Faculty) may accept as a candidate for the award of Bachelor of Arts a person who is qualified for entry in accordance with the provisions of the University’s Rules of Admission. In these specifications the dean includes a delegate of the dean.
2 Candidates for the degree shall complete the degree requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than three separate years of full-time study (or its equivalent) and not more than nine years from the time of first enrolment, including the year of passing the first unit claimed to count towards the degree.

Course structure

3[i] To qualify for the degree, the candidate shall obtain not less than 300%, provided that:
(a) not more than 100% are from units in Groups 1 and 1A, and not more than 25% are from Group 1A. The maximum percentage at 100 level in any discipline which may be counted towards the degree shall be 25%.
(b) not less than 100% are from units in Groups 2 and 2A.
(c) not less than 100% are from units in Groups 3 and 3A.
(d) no more than 75% in total are from Groups 2A and 3A.
(e) Units must be selected from the accompanying schedule, so as to meet the requirements for two major sequences. Candidates may not count towards the degree units to the value of more than 150%* in any discipline (as indicated by a common alphabetical unit code).
(f) Candidates must make an interim declaration of their intended majors by the time they have completed 100% and make a firm declaration by the time they have completed 200%.
(g) A major shall consist of units in a specified discipline to the value of 100%. This will normally comprise 25% at 100 level and 75% at 200 and/or 300 level.
[ii] The units which may be included in a course for the degree shall, unless otherwise approved by the dean, be in accordance with the accompanying Schedule.
4[i] Units may be counted towards the degree only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty and as summarised in the accompanying Schedule.
[ii] A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100%, or, if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given Semester, more than 50%.
[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. The Faculty may permit candidates to count towards the degree, units completed at another approved institution, subject to the approval of the dean.


6 The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedule to these specifications.
7 These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2001 and shall apply to all candidates enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.
Note: Should any difficulty arise for a candidate previously enrolled because of any difference between course requirements (such as required majors) and units offered under these specifications and those previously in force, the Faculty shall ensure that the candidate is not materially disadvantaged by these specifications.
8 The approved abbreviation for the degree of Bachelor of Arts shall be BA.

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