Hub and Spokes Launch Seminar 1. New Undergraduate Course Structure. New Undergraduate Courses. Three-year pass degrees BP001 Bachelor of Arts BP002 Bachelor of Commerce BP003 Bachelor of Design BP004 Bachelor of Science Four-year integrated honours degree
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New Undergraduate Course Structure
Each language has separate majors corresponding to the student’s entry level.
(i) that enrolment in an undergraduate diploma normally be open only to graduates;
(ii) that a course leading to the award of an undergraduate diploma normally have the value of eight units comprising a major: an approved unit sequence from Level 1 to Level 3;
(iii) that the unit sequence comprising a course for an undergraduate diploma be regarded in the same light as a second major rather than a degree-specific major, and that therefore complementary units cannot be prescribed as necessary adjuncts to the major;
(iv) that although the credit point value of an undergraduate diploma course must be 48 points, a student may take additional units in order to meet prerequisites;
(v) that, as it would seldom be feasible to take all eight units across the three levels of a major within two successive semesters, a student may not compress diploma studies into a full-time year unless (a) this does not compromise the principle of learning progression in the relevant discipline, and (b) the discipline offering the diploma is able and willing to schedule its offering of units accordingly, without undue pressure on resources;
(vi) that, to prevent the possibility that a student could gain both a degree and an undergraduate diploma for substantially fewer points than the two would separately require, the granting of credit (advanced standing) towards a diploma for any completed unit that forms part of the chosen major be disallowed if it has already been counted towards a degree course, and that, in such cases, the student be required to take a replacement unit specified by the relevant discipline;
(vii) that a student may be permitted to proceed to an honours course on the basis of diploma results in the relevant field, provided that this is subject to the normal rules for honours admission, course structure and other matters;
(viii) that, subject to (xiii), to prevent proliferation of undergraduate diploma titles and repeated enrolment by any student in sub-bachelor courses within the same area of knowledge, there be only four qualifications available: Diploma in Arts, Diploma in Commerce, Diploma in Design and Diploma in Science – within each of which a wide range of different majors may be offered;
(ix) that the University resolve to extend undergraduate diplomas beyond ‘skills-based’ fields, making them potentially available in all fields that offer a major; and that the principle embodied in Rec. 29 in the Review of Course Structures report be modified accordingly;
(x) that, subject to (xiii), concurrent enrolment in an undergraduate diploma and a bachelor degree be disallowed after any students who are already so enrolled before 2012 have completed their diploma;
(xi) that, as the defined responsibilities of the Interim Boards of Studies (IBoS) include majors along with related matters such as prerequisites, and undergraduate diplomas comprise majors in a different form, the appropriate IBoS be responsible for advising Academic Council (through the Board of Coursework Studies) on the approval and structure of any proposed undergraduate diploma;
(xii) that the rules for undergraduate diplomas be as shown in Appendix C pending clarification of nomenclature for the diploma;
(xiii) that the Diploma in Modern Languages continue to be offered concurrently pending a comprehensive review in 2013 to assess the desirability of its retention.