Undergraduate Awards Rules 2012

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THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
 
Programs and Awards Statute 2012
 
UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS RULES 2012
 
The Council of The Australian National University makes these Rules under section 8 of the Programs and Awards Statute 2012.
 
Dated: 25 May 2012.
 
 
 
 
 
Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AO QC
Chancellor
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART 1 - PRELIMINARY. 2
1.1        Name of Rules and commencement 2
OBJECT OF THESE RULES. 2
1.2        Application. 3
1.3        Interpretation. 3
1.4        Orders. 4
1.5        Appointments. 5
PART 2 – ADMISSION, PROGRAMS AND COURSES: GENERAL. 5
2.1        Admissions: application. 5
2.2        Admissions. 5
2.3        Notice of admission. 5
2.4        Alternative admission. 6
2.5        Undertaking and deferring programs. 6
2.6        Degrees that may be conferred. 6
2.7        Concurrent studies. 6
2.8        How must courses be chosen?. 7
2.9        How may a student be assessed?. 7
2.10      Language of instruction. 7
2.11      What are the time-limits for a program?. 7
2.12      Program leave of absence. 8
2.13      Application of Academic Progress Rules. 8
PART 3 - UNDERTAKING A SINGLE DEGREE PROGRAM.. 8
Division 1 – General 8
3.1        Application. 8
Division 2 - Pass Degree. 9
3.2        What are the program requirements for a pass degree?. 9
3.3        What courses may be taken for a pass degree?. 9
3.4        How to get status in pass program for previous work. 9
3.5        How must a student’s performance be categorised?. 10
3.6        When can a student be granted the degree?. 10
Division 3 - The Degree with Honours. 10
3.7        Enrolment in honours program.. 10
3.8        How to get status in honours program for previous work. 10
3.9        Honours work. 11
3.10      Honours year 11
3.11      How may an honours year be cancelled?. 11
3.12      May an honours year be attempted more than once?. 11
3.13      When can a student be granted an honours degree?. 11
3.14      How must an honours degree be categorised?. 11
3.15      Candidates for honours degree may be granted pass degree. 12
PART 4 - UNDERTAKING COMBINED PROGRAMS. 12
4.1        Application. 12
4.2        Combined programs. 12
4.3        What are the requirements for a combined program?. 12
4.4        How can a student be granted a component degree?. 13
4.5        Can all or part of a combined program be taken as an honours degree?. 13
4.6        Application of Rules and Orders to combined programs. 13
PART 5– UNDERTAKING A DIPLOMA. 13
5.1        Application. 13
5.2        What are the program requirements for a diploma?. 13
5.3        How to get status. 14
5.4        Student may complete certain courses at approved institutions. 14
5.5        Classifications of performance of student 14
5.6        When can a student be granted the diploma?. 14
PART 6- REVIEW OF DECISIONS. 14
6.1        Review of Admission Decisions. 14
6.2        Appeals. 15
6.3        Review of other decisions. 16
PART 7- MISCELLANEOUS. 17
7.1        Adjustment of time limits. 17
7.2        Application of amending Rules and Orders. 17
7.3        Repeal 17
SCHEDULE. 17
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PART 1 - PRELIMINARY
1.1    Name of Rules and commencement
 
1.1(1) These Rules are the Undergraduate Awards Rules 2012.
(2)  These Rules commence on the day after they are registered.
 
OBJECT OF THESE RULES
These Rules are intended to set up the platform upon which the University’s undergraduate degrees and undergraduate diplomas are based.  They are meant to be read in conjunction with the Undergraduate Handbook Rules and the Handbook itself as it appears on the web. 
 
In these Rules you will find generally applicable information about doing an undergraduate degree or diploma at the University, including the range of awards offered, the combinations available for combined programs and obtaining status for work already done. 
 
Details about specific courses, prerequisites, incompatible courses, sequences and combinations of courses, honours programs and other matters relating to particular awards and courses are to be found in the Handbook.  The relevant parts of the Handbook are given legislative authority by the Undergraduate Handbook Rules. 
 
Definitions are used to draw the distinction between single and combined award programs and their components.  This enables the Rules to cover all undergraduate awards in the same way.
 
 
1.2    Application
1.2(1)  These Rules, and Orders made under these Rules, apply in relation to a program commenced or continued on or after the commencement of these Rules.
(2)  For rule 7.1, these Rules are taken to be an amendment of the Bachelor Degrees Rules, and the Undergraduate Diplomas Rules, as in force immediately before the commencement of these Rules.
[NOTE: Although these Rules replace the Bachelor Degrees Rules and the Undergraduate Diplomas Rules, it is intended that they operate as amending Rules for rule 7.1.]
1.3    Interpretation
1.3(1)  In these Rules, unless the contrary intention appears:
admission means admission to an undergraduate award program, or to a non-award program, at the University;
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, in relation to a matter, means the person who holds office as a Deputy Vice-Chancellor and who has portfolio responsibility for the matter;
Education Dean, in relation to admission, means:
              (a)   for admission to a program for a single award, the Education Dean for the ANU College in which the relevant program is offered; and
              (b)   for admission to a combined program:
                           (i)   the Education Dean responsible for the program that has the higher entry level; but
                          (ii)   if the programs have the same entry level, the Education Dean responsible for the component of the combined program in the ANU College first mentioned in the definition of ANU College in the Programs and Awards Statute;
award means an undergraduate degree or diploma, as the case requires;
bachelor honours degree means a program undertaken as an honours program from its commencement, details of which are published in the Handbook;
combined program means a program leading to the award of 2 degrees in accordance with Part 4;
course means a subject of scholarly study taught:
(a)     in a connected series of classes or demonstrations; or
(b)     by means of practical work, including the production by students of essays or theses or case studies or the attendance and participation by students in seminars or workshops;
Course Authority means a person appointed under subrule 1.5(2) by the Education Dean or the appropriate Delegated Authority;
degree means a degree mentioned in Part 1 of the Schedule, a combined program mentioned in Part 2 of the Schedule (or a component degree of a combined program) or a joint program mentioned in Part 3 of the Schedule, as the case requires;
Delegated Authority means the person appointed by the Education Dean under subrule 1.5(1);
diploma means an undergraduate diploma referred to in column 2 of an item in Part 4 of the Schedule;
Handbook Rules and Handbook means the Undergraduate Handbook Rules;
non-award program means a program of study that does not lead to an award;
Orders, for an award, means the Orders, published (or to be published) in the Handbook under rule 9 of the Handbook Rules, that relate to the award, or, for a component of a combined program, the Orders so published (or to be so published) that relate to that component;
[NOTE: For example, a reference to the Orders in relation to the degree of Bachelor of Actuarial Studies is a reference to so much of the Degree of Bachelor of Actuarial Studies (Courses) Order (however called) as is included in the relevant Part of the Handbook.]
program means a course of study, or a series of courses of study, leading to an award or a non-award program, as the case requires;
status means recognition of a course or other relevant undergraduate work undertaken at the University or at a similar institution towards a student’s academic program, and includes advanced standing and recognition of prior learning;
student means a person admitted to undertake all or part of a program.
(2)  A reference in these Rules to value for a course is a reference to the value, in units, of the course.
(3)  Notwithstanding anything else in these Rules, if the Deputy Vice-Chancellor arranges for a dual or joint program to be offered in conjunction with another tertiary education institution, the legislation of the University, including these Rules and the Orders, applies to a student undertaking the program who is located at the University together with any additional requirements set out in the arrangement with the other institution.
1.4    Orders
1.4(1)  For these Rules:
              (a)   the appropriate Education Dean may make Orders about courses; and
              (b)   the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, with the advice of the appropriate Education Dean, may make Orders about requirements for completion of programs.
(2)  The Orders may set out, for each course an ANU College offers:
              (a)   the course’s name; and
              (b)   the course’s identifying code; and
              (c)   the course’s unit value; and
              (d)   the prerequisites and co-requisites (if any) for taking the course; and
              (e)   if there are any other courses with which the course is regarded as incompatible the names of those courses; and
               (f)   the methods of assessment for the course; and
              (g)   any other conditions to which taking the course is subject.
1.5    Appointments
1.5(1)  An Education Dean may appoint a member of the staff of the ANU College to be a Delegated Authority for the purposes of these Rules.
(2)  An Education Dean or the appropriate Delegated Authority may appoint a member of the staff of the ANU College to be a Course Authority for the purposes of these Rules.
PART 2 – ADMISSION, PROGRAMS AND COURSES: GENERAL
2.1    Admissions: application
2.1(1)   A person desiring admission to a program at the University must apply for admission in accordance with application procedures issued by the Registrar from time to time.
(2)   An application for admission is to be in a form approved by the Registrar.
2.2    Admissions
2.2(1)  The appropriate Delegated Authority may admit a person to a program if the person satisfies the standard qualifications contained in guidelines available from the University.
(2)   The appropriate Delegated Authority may admit a person to a program if the person has non-standard qualifications which, in the opinion of the Delegated Authority, indicate that the person has the capacity and educational background to pursue that program successfully.
(3)  In reaching a decision under subrule (2), the Delegated Authority may request advice from any appropriate body or person.
(4)  However, unless the Deputy Vice-Chancellor determines otherwise, an applicant must meet the minimum English language requirements determined by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for admission to the University.
(5)   A Delegated Authority may withhold admission to a program from any applicant.
(6)  To avoid doubt, if a person presents or relies on false or misleading information in relation to his or her application for admission, (whether the person has enrolled or not) the Delegated Authority may:
              (a)   withhold or withdraw the person’s admission; or
              (b)   direct the Registrar to withdraw a notice of admission given under subrule 2.3(1).
2.3    Notice of admission
2.3(1)   The Registrar must cause to be given to each applicant who has been admitted to a program notice in writing of his or her admission.
(2)   The notice referred to in subrule (1) must specify the year in relation to which, and the purpose for which, the admission is effective.
(3)  A person does not become enrolled as a student only because the person is admitted to a program.
(4)  The Registrar may enrol a person as a student if the person has been admitted to the University in accordance with rule 2.2.
(5)  A person who is admitted in accordance with rule 2.2 must enrol in a course leading to the program for which the person is admitted.
2.4    Alternative admission
2.4(1)  A Delegated Authority may admit as a student for a diploma administered by an ANU College a person who was, immediately before applying for admission, undertaking a degree or another diploma offered by the University.
(2)  A person admitted as a student in a program for a diploma under subrule (1) is taken to have commenced the program on the date on which the student commenced the program for the degree or a diploma for which the person was previously admitted.
(3)  The Delegated Authority may admit a student under this rule conditionally or refuse to admit such a student.
2.5    Undertaking and deferring programs
2.5(1)  A person must be admitted to a program for the relevant year to be eligible to undertake the program.
(2)  However, if a person admitted, for a year, to undertake a program for an award withdraws from that program before a final assessment is made of the person's academic performance in at least one course prescribed for that program, then that person is not eligible to recommence that program, or to commence any other program, or to undertake a course prescribed for a program, unless he or she is admitted for the relevant program in accordance with these Rules.
(3)   In spite of subrule (2), a person who is admitted to a program for an award may, with the approval of the appropriate Delegated Authority, defer his or her program for one year without penalty.
(4)  A person is eligible to undertake a non-award program only in a year in relation to which the person is also admitted.
2.6    Degrees that may be conferred
2.6(1)  A degree may be conferred as a pass degree or as a degree with honours.
(2 )  However, a bachelor honours degree may only be conferred as a degree with honours.
[NOTE: Rule 17 of the Discipline Rules provides for withholding of awards where obligations to the University have not been met.]
2.7    Concurrent studies
2.7(1)  Except with the permission of the Delegated Authority, a student must not undertake a program at the same time as undertaking a degree, diploma or other award program offered by:
              (a)   another ANU College; or
              (b)   another tertiary education institution.
2.8    How must courses be chosen?
2.8(1)  A student must choose the courses of his or her program, and make any change to that choice, in accordance with the Orders.
(2)  However, if the Orders indicate that the approval of a Delegated Authority must be obtained for the choice or number of courses that may be undertaken in a particular program, a student wishing to undertake that program must get that approval.
[NOTE: For the degree of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, courses are mandatory and are set out in the Orders.]
2.9    How may a student be assessed?
2.9(1)  A student undertaking a program must submit to assessment in the courses of the program as required by the Delegated Authority concerned.
(2)  A student may only be admitted to assessment in any of the courses of a program if he or she has attended the classes, and carried out work in the courses of the program, to the satisfaction of the Course Authority concerned.
(3)  However, a student must not be refused an assessment by reason only of the fact that the student failed to attend a class or carry out work if the student was not given reasonable notice that he or she was required to attend the class or carry out the work.
(4)   Coursework is to be assessed in accordance with the Assessment Rules.
(5)  Theses and assessments are to be written and conducted in the English language unless the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, acting on the recommendation of the Delegated Authority, determines otherwise.
2.10  Language of instruction
2.10(1)  Unless the Deputy Vice-Chancellor determines otherwise, a program is to be conducted in the English language.
2.11  What are the time-limits for a program?
2.11(1)  Unless the appropriate Delegated Authority otherwise determines, a student must finish his or her program:
              (a)   if the program is a single degree program—in not more than 10 years after beginning it; and
              (b)   if the program is a combined degree program for which the total value mentioned in the Schedule is less than 240 units—in not more than 10 years after beginning it; and
              (c)   if the program is a combined degree program for which the total value mentioned in the Schedule is 240 units or more—in not more than 11 years after beginning it; and
              (d)   if the program is a diploma program—in not more than 5 years after beginning it.
(2)  However, if status is granted under rule 3.4, 3.8 or 5.3 for work done elsewhere, the relevant Delegated Authority may fix a time, not more than the maximum period for the program, within which the student undertaking a pass degree or a diploma must comply with these Rules.
(3)  However, a student undertaking a degree with honours may only be granted the degree if the student:
              (a)   finishes the program for the corresponding pass degree within the period mentioned in subrule (1) or (2); and
              (b)   finishes the honours year of that program, to the satisfaction of the Delegated Authority, in 1 year as a full-time student or 2 years as a part-time student.
(4)  Also, a student undertaking a degree with honours may only be granted the degree if:
              (a)   for a student undertaking 1 honours program, or a combined honours program—he or she undertakes the honours year immediately after finishing the requirements for the corresponding pass degree; and
              (b)   for a student undertaking 2 honours programs—he or she undertakes the honours year of each program:
                           (i)   immediately after completing the requirements for the corresponding pass degree; or
                          (ii)   immediately after completing the honours year for the other component degree.
(5)  However, if a student undertakes an honours program for which he or she is not required to undertake an honours year, subrules (1) and (2) apply to that student for that program and subrules (3) and (4) do not.
(6)  The appropriate Delegated Authority may change a time limit mentioned in subrule (3) or (4) for an honours degree.
2.12  Program leave of absence
2.12(1)  The Delegated Authority may approve leave of absence for a student from the student’s program.
(2)  If the Delegated Authority approves the leave of absence, the period of leave must be included in the maximum period of the program.
2.13  Application of Academic Progress Rules
2.13(1)   The Academic Progress Rules apply in relation to an award and, in relation to a diploma, those Rules apply as if the diploma were a degree.
PART 3 - UNDERTAKING A SINGLE DEGREE PROGRAM
Division 1 – General
3.1    Application
3.1(1)  This Part applies to programs for degrees and to students undertaking such programs.
Division 2 - Pass Degree
3.2    What are the program requirements for a pass degree?
3.2(1)  A list of single degree programs offered by the University is set out in Part 1 of the Schedule.
(2)  To avoid doubt, the degree of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery is regarded as a single undergraduate degree.
(3)  To finish the program for a pass degree a student must pass courses mentioned in subrule (4) the total value of which is set out in the Schedule and complete the other requirements for the degree set out in the Orders.
(4)  The courses, sequences of courses or combinations of courses that may be included in a program are the courses, sequences or combinations of courses approved by the Education Dean concerned and set out in the Orders.
(5)  The Delegated Authority may, in special circumstances, approve a program or variation of a program that does not comply with subrule (3) or (4).
3.3    What courses may be taken for a pass degree?
3.3(1)  The courses for the pass degree must be chosen from:
              (a)   courses offered by the ANU College concerned; and
              (b)   except for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, courses approved by the appropriate Education Dean that are offered by other ANU Colleges or elsewhere in the University.
(2)  The courses offered by an ANU College are the courses set out in the Orders for the College and have the unit values set out in those Orders.
(3)  A Delegated Authority may, for a particular student, determine:
              (a)   courses for which the student may not receive status if taken with other courses; and
              (b)   a maximum number of courses for which the student may receive status in any year; and
              (c)   a maximum number of units for which the student may receive status for taking specified courses; and
              (d)   subject to any relevant Orders, any other condition to which the taking of a particular course is subject.
 [NOTE: The Orders generally mention courses that are incompatible with, or that may not be taken concurrently with, or after completion of, other courses and prerequisites and co-requisites to the taking of particular courses.]
3.4    How to get status in pass program for previous work
3.4(1)  The Delegated Authority may grant a student who has carried out work or completed part of a program at this University or at another university or similar institution such status in the program for a pass degree as the Delegated Authority determines, having regard to all the circumstances.
(2)  Unless the relevant Delegated Authority determines otherwise, a student must not be granted status for work carried out, or a course passed, more than 10 years before the date on which the student applied for status for that work or course.
(3)  Unless the relevant Delegated Authority determines otherwise, a student may not enrol in a course forming part of a sequence of courses if the student seeks status for work carried out, or a course passed, in relation to that sequence of courses more than 10 years before the date on which the student applies to enrol for the first-mentioned course.
(4)  However, if a student undertaking a degree is granted status under subrule (1), the student must complete at least the equivalent of one year’s full-time enrolment, including sufficient later year courses, to qualify for the degree.
3.5    How must a student’s performance be categorised?
3.5(1)  The performance of a student in a course other than for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, must be classified as high distinction, distinction, credit, pass, course requirements satisfied or fail.
(2)  The performance of a student in a course for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, must be classified as higher level performance, course requirements satisfied or fail.
3.6    When can a student be granted the degree?
3.6(1)  Except with the permission of the Delegated Authority concerned, a student may only be granted the pass degree if the student has satisfied the requirements of the program and has complied with these Rules and the Orders.
Division 3 - The Degree with Honours
3.7    Enrolment in honours program
3.7(1)  A Delegated Authority may enrol a student in an honours program mentioned in the Orders.
3.8    How to get status in honours program for previous work
3.8(1)  The Delegated Authority may grant a student who has carried out work or completed part of a program at this University or at another university or similar institution such status in the program for the honours degree as the Delegated Authority determines, having regard to all the circumstances.
(2)  Unless the appropriate Delegated Authority determines otherwise, a student must not be granted status for work carried out, or a course passed, more than 10 years before the date on which the student applied for status for that work or course.
(3)  Unless the appropriate Delegated Authority determines otherwise, a student may not enrol in a course forming part of a sequence of courses if the student seeks status for work carried out, or a course passed, in relation to that sequence of courses more than 10 years before the date on which the student applies to enrol for the first-mentioned course.
3.9    Honours work
3.9(1)  A candidate for the degree with honours must undertake the program for the corresponding pass degree at the University or at another university or similar institution in compliance with rule 3.2 as well as any extra work required by the Delegated Authority responsible for the honours program.
(2)  However, for a bachelor honours degree, a candidate must undertake the program for the degree and courses, sequences of courses or combinations of courses approved by the Delegated Authority, and complete any other requirements for the degree set out in the Orders.
3.10  Honours year
3.10(1)  The program requirements for an honours program (including the requirements for an honours year if applicable to the program) must be set out in the Orders.
(2)  If the program for a degree with honours includes an honours year, a student may be admitted to the honours year by the Delegated Authority concerned if the student has reached a sufficiently high standard in the preceding years of the program for the corresponding pass degree.
3.11  How may an honours year be cancelled?
3.11(1)  If a student is not making satisfactory progress in an honours program, the Delegated Authority may cancel the enrolment of the student for the degree with honours.
(2)  If, under subrule (1), the Delegated Authority cancels the enrolment of a student for a degree with honours, the student is to be regarded, for rule 3.15, as having abandoned the program for the degree with honours.
3.12  May an honours year be attempted more than once?
3.12(1)  Except with the permission of the Delegated Authority, a candidate for a degree with honours may only attempt the honours year once.
3.13  When can a student be granted an honours degree?
3.13(1)  A student who has complied with these Rules and Orders and who has reached a standard satisfactory to the relevant Delegated Authority in the courses of the student's program and any other work that he or she is required to perform may be granted the degree with honours.
3.14  How must an honours degree be categorised?
3.14(1)  Subject to subrules (2), (3) and (4), a candidate for the degree with honours who reaches an appropriate standard and complies with these Rules and the Orders for the degree may be granted a degree with First Class Honours, Second Class Honours, Division A, Second Class Honours, Division B, or Third Class Honours.
(2)  The degree of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with honours may only be granted without classification.
(3)  If the Orders so indicate, a bachelor honours degree may only be granted if the candidate achieves the standard required for first class honours.
(4)  Also, a candidate for a bachelor honours degree may be granted another relevant honours degree (with Second Class Honours, Division A, Second Class Honours, Division B, or Third Class Honours), or a relevant pass degree, if the candidate has not already been granted that degree, has complied with these Rules for admission to that degree, and:
              (a)   fails to reach an appropriate standard for the award of the bachelor honours degree; or
              (b)   abandons the program for the bachelor honours degree.
3.15  Candidates for honours degree may be granted pass degree
3.15(1)  A candidate for a degree with honours may be granted an appropriate pass degree if the candidate has not already been granted that pass degree, has complied with these Rules for that pass degree, and:
              (a)   fails to reach an appropriate standard for the award of the degree with honours; or
              (b)   abandons the program for the degree with honours.
PART 4 - UNDERTAKING COMBINED PROGRAMS
4.1    Application
4.1(1)   This Part applies to combined programs for degrees and to students undertaking such programs.
4.2    Combined programs
4.2(1)  With the permission of the relevant Education Deans, a student may undertake the programs for 2 degrees as a combined program.
(2)  The University offers the combined programs mentioned in Part 2 of the Schedule.
[Note: Typically 1 or both degrees taken as a combined program involves taking fewer courses than taking the 2 degrees separately.]
4.3    What are the requirements for a combined program?
4.3(1)  To finish a combined program, a student must pass courses the total value of which is the value in units for the program mentioned in the Schedule.
(2)  The courses, sequences or combinations of courses that may be included in the program are the courses, sequences or combinations of courses approved by the relevant Education Deans and set out in the Orders.
(3)  The relevant Education Deans, may, in special circumstances, approve a program or variation of a program that does not comply with subrule (1) or (2).
(4)  A course must not be credited more than once to a student undertaking a combined program.
4.4    How can a student be granted a component degree?
4.4(1)  Subject to the Orders, a student may be granted one of the pass degrees if the student finishes the requirements for the relevant component of the combined program mentioned in the entry for the degree in the Orders.
[Note: Typically, the compulsory requirements include all of the courses undertaken in that component of the degree and also a number of units taken from the other component.]
(2)  Having been granted that degree, the student may not be granted the second pass degree in the combined program unless he or she finishes all of the requirements for the combined program.
4.5    Can all or part of a combined program be taken as an honours degree?
4.5(1)  A student undertaking a combined program may undertake a program for either or both of the degrees with honours.
(2)  If a student undertakes a program for one of the degrees with honours, the student must comply with any conditions imposed by the Delegated Authority on the enrolment of the student in the honours program.
(3)  A student may be granted one of the degrees with honours if the student finishes the requirements mentioned in subrule 4.4(1) for the relevant pass degree and complies with the requirements for that degree with honours in accordance with these Rules and the Orders.
(4)  If a student undertakes a combined program for both of the degrees with honours, the student must take the honours year (if any) of each degree in separate years unless the Delegated Authorities concerned permit otherwise.
4.6    Application of Rules and Orders to combined programs
4.6(1)  The Rules and Orders that are applicable to a single degree apply, except where they are inconsistent with this Part, in relation to a component of a combined program.
PART 5– UNDERTAKING A DIPLOMA
5.1    Application
5.1(1)   This Part applies to programs for diplomas and to students undertaking such a program.
5.2    What are the program requirements for a diploma?
5.2(1)   A program for a diploma consists of a sequence of undergraduate courses to a value of not less than 42 units or such other value as set out in the Schedule unless the appropriate Education Dean, by Order, otherwise determines.
(2)  To finish the program for a diploma a student must pass the courses mentioned in subrule (1) and complete any other requirements for the diploma set out in the Orders.
5.3    How to get status
5.3(1)  If a student has, before being admitted, performed relevant undergraduate work, whether at the University or at another tertiary education institution, the relevant Delegated Authority may grant such status towards the diploma in respect of such of that work as the Delegated Authority thinks fit.
(2)  Status for a program for a diploma student may be granted for not greater than half of the program’s requirements.
5.4    Student may complete certain courses at approved institutions
5.4(1)  A Delegated Authority may permit a student for a diploma, to complete courses at a tertiary education institution approved by the Delegated Authority.
(2)  The Delegated Authority must determine the maximum number of courses that may be completed at the other institution.
(3)   Permission is not to be granted under subrule (1) unless the Delegated Authority is satisfied that the courses are substantially comparable in quality with equivalent courses of the University.
5.5    Classifications of performance of student
5.5(1)  The performance of a student in a course forming part of a program must be classified as high distinction, distinction, credit, pass,  or fail.
(2)  The Delegated Authority must, in relation to each student, recommend to the Education Dean:
              (a)   that the student has satisfactorily completed the program and that the student’s performance be classified as Pass or Pass with Merit; or
              (b)   that the student has not satisfactorily completed the program and that the student’s performance be classified as Fail.
(3)  The Delegated Authority is only to classify the performance of the student as Pass with Merit if the student has achieved an average standard equivalent to a distinction standard for an equivalent pass degree.
(4)  The Education Dean may grant the award of the diploma with the appropriate classification.
5.6    When can a student be granted the diploma?
5.6 (1)  Except with the permission of the Delegated Authority concerned, a student may only be granted the diploma if the student has satisfied the requirements of the program and has complied with these Rules and the Orders.
PART 6- REVIEW OF DECISIONS
6.1    Review of Admission Decisions
6.1(1)  A person may apply for a review of a decision not to admit the person to a program.
(2)  A request for review of a decision referred to in subrule (1) must be in writing and must be lodged with the Registrar within the period of 20 working days commencing on the date of advice of the outcome of the person’s application for admission.
(3)  The review must be conducted under procedures published by the Education Dean.
(4)   On the basis of the material included in the application for a review, the Education Dean may:
              (a)   confirm the original decision not to admit the person to the program concerned; or
              (b)   set aside the original decision and admit the person to the program.
(5)   The decision of the Education Dean and the reasons for the decision must be given in writing to the applicant by the Education Dean within 7 working days of the decision.
(6)  However, if a request for a Review of a decision referred to in subrule (1) relates to a direction by an Education Dean that a Notice of Admission be withdrawn under subrule 2.2(6) and the person is already enrolled under these Rules, the person is entitled to remain enrolled pending the outcome of the Review.
(7) An Education Dean may, for this rule, appoint a nominee to exercise the powers or perform the functions of the Education Dean, and a person so appointed may exercise those powers or perform those functions as if the person were the Education Dean concerned.
 
6.2    Appeals
6.2(1)  A person may appeal to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor on procedural grounds only against a decision made under subrule 6.1(4).
(2)  An appeal mentioned in subrule (1) must:
              (a)   be in writing; and
              (b)   be lodged with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor within 20 working days commencing on the date the advice of the decision of the Education Dean was given to the applicant under subrule 6.1(5), unless the Deputy Vice-Chancellor extends the date for submission on special grounds; and
              (c)   be accompanied by appropriate information and documentation; and
              (d)   state clearly the grounds on which the application is based.
(3)  An appeal must be conducted under procedures established by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor who may inform himself or herself as he or she sees fit.
(4)  If an appellant is already enrolled under these Rules, he or she is entitled to remain enrolled pending the outcome of the appeal.
(5)  At a hearing, if any, for an appeal, the appellant is entitled to be accompanied by another person who may observe the proceedings but not act as an advocate unless expressly invited by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor to do so.
(6)  On the basis of the material included in the application, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor may:
              (a)   confirm the decision not to admit the person to the program concerned; or
              (b)   set aside the original decision and refer the matter to the Education Dean to:
                           (i)   reconsider the original decision in light of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s findings; and
                          (ii)   make a new decision.
 (7)  The decision of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and the reasons for the decision must be given in writing to the applicant within 7 working days of the decision.
(8)   The decision of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor is final.
6.3    Review of other decisions
6.3(1)  If an Education Dean or a Delegated Authority makes a decision affecting a student under these Rules, the Education Dean or Delegated Authority must tell the student, in writing, about his or her rights to a review of the decision.
(2)  A student may seek review of a decision made by an Education Dean or a Delegated Authority under these Rules, except a decision classifying the student’s performance in accordance with rule 3.5 or 5.5.
(3)  Application for review of a decision must initially be made, in writing, to the Education Dean concerned within 20 working days commencing on the date of advice of the decision concerned.
(4)  If an Education Dean receives an application for review, he or she must review the decision and make a fresh decision as if he or she were making the original decision.
(5)   The decision of the Education Dean and the reasons for the decision must be given in writing to the applicant by the Education Dean within 7 working days of the decision.
(6) An Education Dean may, for subrules (1) to (5), appoint a nominee to exercise the powers or perform the functions of the Education Dean, and a person so appointed may exercise those powers or perform those functions as if the person were the Education Dean concerned.
(7)  A student may appeal against a decision made under subrule (4) to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor on procedural grounds only within 20 working days commencing on the date of advice of the decision concerned.
(8)  The Deputy Vice-Chancellor may:
              (a)   confirm the decision; or
              (b)   set aside the original decision and refer the matter to the Education Dean to:
                           (i)   reconsider the original decision in light of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s findings; and
                          (ii)   make a new decision.
(9)  In determining an appeal, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor may inform himself or herself as he or she sees fit.
(10)  The decision of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and the reasons for the decision must be given in writing to the applicant by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor within 7 working days of the decision.
(11)  However, if a person seeking a review of a decision under subrule (2), or an appellant under subrule (7), is already enrolled under these Rules, he or she is entitled to remain enrolled pending the outcome of the review or appeal.
PART 7- MISCELLANEOUS
7.1    Adjustment of time limits
7.1(1)   If these Rules fix, or authorise the fixing of, time limits for anything required to be done, the Delegated Authority may from time to time extend or abridge the time limits in any case if it is just and reasonable to do so, and may do so retrospectively.
7.2    Application of amending Rules and Orders
7.2(1)  If an amendment affecting a program or combined program is made to these Rules, or to relevant Orders, the amendment does not apply to a student who, before the amendment was made, had finished 1 or more courses of the program or combined program unless:
              (a)   the student:
                           (i)   elects in writing that the amendment apply; and
                          (ii)   submits to the Delegated Authority concerned proposed alterations to the program or combined program that are in accordance with these Rules and the relevant Orders, as so amended; and
                         (iii)   the Delegated Authority approves those alterations; or
              (b)   the Delegated Authority determines otherwise.
7.3    Repeal
7.3(1)  The Undergraduate Awards Rules (No.2) 2009, as amended and in force immediately before the commencement of these Rules, are repealed.
6.7(2)  However, the Undergraduate Awards Rules (No.2) 2009 as amended and in force immediately before the commencement of these Rules continue to apply in relation to any decision taken, or proceeding commenced and not concluded, under those Rules before the commencement of these Rules.
 
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SCHEDULE
 
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE UNIVERSITY
PART 1 - SINGLE BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMS
 
Degree
Program abbreviation
ANU College responsible
Units

1.      
Bachelor of Actuarial Studies
BActS
Business and Economics
144

2.      
Bachelor of Advanced Computing
BAdvComp
Engineering and Computer Science
192

3.      
Bachelor of Advanced Computing
(Honours)
BAdvComp(Hons)
Engineering and Computer Science
192

4.      
Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Research and Development)
BAdvComp(R&D)
Engineering and Computer Science
192

5.      
Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Research and Development) (Honours)
BAdvComp
(R&D)(Hons)
Engineering and Computer Science
192

6.      
Bachelor of Archaeological Practice
BArchPract
Arts and Social Sciences
144

7.      
Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship
BArtHistCur
Arts and Social Sciences
144

8.      
Bachelor of Arts
BA
Arts and Social Sciences
144

9.      
Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Security
BAsia-PacificSecurity
Asia and the Pacific
144

10.   
Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies*
BAPS
Asia and the Pacific
144

11.   
Bachelor of Biotechnology
BBiotech
Medicine, Biology and Environment
144

12.   
Bachelor of Business Administration
BBA
Business and Economics
144

13.   
Bachelor of Classical Studies
BClassS
Arts and Social Sciences
144

14.   
Bachelor of Commerce
BComm
Business and Economics
144

15.   
Bachelor of Computational Science (Honours)
BComptlSci(Hons)
 
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
192

16.   
Bachelor of Design Arts
BDesA
Arts and Social Sciences
144

17.   
Bachelor of Development Studies
BDevS
Arts and Social Sciences
144

18.   
Bachelor of Digital Arts
BDigA
Arts and Social Sciences
144

19.   
Bachelor of Economics
BEc
Business and Economics
144

20.   
Bachelor of Engineering
BE
Engineering and Computer Science
192

21.   
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
BE(Hons)
Engineering and Computer Science
192

22.   
Bachelor of Engineering (Research and Development)
BE(R&D)
Engineering and Computer Science
192

23.   
Bachelor of Engineering (Research and Development) (Honours)
BE(R&D)(Hons)
Engineering and Computer Science
192

24.   
Bachelor of Environmental Studies
BEnvS
Arts and Social Sciences
144

25.   
Bachelor of European Studies
BEuroS
Arts and Social Sciences
144

26.   
Bachelor of Finance
BFin
Business and Economics
144

27.   
Bachelor of Genetics
BGenetics
Medicine, Biology and Environment
144

28.   
Bachelor of Global and Ocean Sciences (Honours)
BGOSc(Hons)
Medicine, Biology and Environment
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
192

29.   
Bachelor of Information Technology
BInfTech
Engineering and Computer Science
144

30.   
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Honours) (Sustainability)
BIStudies(Hons)(Sust)
Medicine, Biology and Environment
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
192

31.   
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability)
BIS(Sust)
Medicine, Biology and Environment
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
144

32.   
Bachelor of International Business
BIntBus
Business and Economics
144

33.   
Bachelor of International Relations
BIR
Arts and Social Sciences
144

34.   
Bachelor of Languages
BLang
Asia and the Pacific
144

35.   
Bachelor of Latin American Studies
BLAmS
Arts and Social Sciences
144

36.   
Bachelor of Laws**
LLB
Law
192

37.   
Bachelor of Medical Science
BMedSc
Medicine, Biology and Environment
144

38.   
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS
Medicine, Biology and Environment
192

39.   
Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
BMECAS
Arts and Social Sciences
144

40.   
Bachelor of Music
BMus
Arts and Social Sciences
144

41.   
Bachelor of Pacific Studies
BPS
Asia and the Pacific
144

42.   
Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
PhB
Arts and Social Sciences Medicine, Biology and Environment
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
192
 
 
 
 

43.   
Bachelor of Policy Studies
BPolS
Arts and Social Sciences
144

44.   
Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics
BPPE
Arts and Social Sciences
144

45.  B
Bachelor of Professional Music Practice
BProMusP
Arts and Social Sciences
144

46.   
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
BPsych(Hons)
Medicine, Biology and Environment
192

47.   
Bachelor of Science
BSc
Medicine, Biology and Environment
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
144

48.   
Bachelor of Science (Advanced)(Honours)
BSc(Adv)(Hons)
Medicine, Biology and Environment
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
192

49.   
Bachelor of Science (Forest Sciences)
BSc(ForSc)
 
Medicine, Biology and Environment
192

50.   
Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
BSc(Psych)
Medicine, Biology and Environment
144

51.   
Bachelor of Science (Resource and Environmental Management)
BSc(Res&EnvMan)
Medicine, Biology and Environment
144

52.   
Bachelor of Science (Science Communication)
BSc(SciCommun)
Medicine, Biology and Environment
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
144

53.   
Bachelor of Software Engineering
BSEng
Engineering and Computer Science
192

54.   
Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
BSEng(Hons)
Engineering and Computer Science
192

55.   
Bachelor of Statistics
BStat
Business and Economics
144

56.   
Bachelor of Visual Arts
BVA
Arts and Social Sciences
144


*Information on pathways from this degree to the Graduate Diploma in Asia-Pacific Studies and the degree of Master of Asia and the Pacific (Honours) is available from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
**The Degree of Juris Doctor (144 units) is available for qualified graduates of non-law disciplines or holders of non-Australian law degrees
 
PART 2 - COMBINED BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMS
[NOTE 1: The ANU Colleges responsible for a combined program are the ANU Colleges responsible for the single Bachelor Degrees that are components of the combined program.]
[NOTE 2: The abbreviation for a combined program consists of the abbreviation for each of its components separated by a slash (for example, the abbreviation for the Degrees of Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce is BA/BComm).]
 
 
Combined program
Units

1.      
Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Bachelor of Commerce
192

2.      
Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Bachelor of Economics
192

3.      
Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Bachelor of Finance
192

4.      
Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Bachelor of Laws
240

5.      
Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Bachelor of Science
192

6.      
Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Bachelor of Statistics
192

7.      
Bachelor of Advanced Computing/Bachelor of Science
240

8.      
Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Honours)/Bachelor of Science
240

9.      
Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Research and Development)/Bachelor of Science
240

10.   
Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Research and Development) (Honours)/Bachelor of Science
240

11.   
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies
192

12.   
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce
192

13.   
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Digital Arts
192

14.   
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Economics
192

15.   
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information Technology
192

16.   
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws
240

17.   
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Music
192

18.   
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
192

19.   
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
192

20.   
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Visual Arts
192

21.   
Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies/Bachelor of Commerce
192

22.   
Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies/Bachelor of Economics
192

23.   
Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies/Bachelor of Engineering
240

24.   
Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies/Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
240

25.   
Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies/Bachelor of Laws
240

26.   
Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies/Bachelor of Science
192

27.   
Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies/Bachelor of Science (Forest Sciences)
240

28.   
Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies/Bachelor of Visual Arts
192

29.   
Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Arts
192

30.   
Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies
192

31.   
Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Information Technology
192

32.   
Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Laws
240

33.   
Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Science
192

34.   
Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
192

35.   
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Economics
192

36.   
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Engineering
240

37.   
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
240

38.   
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Information Technology
192

39.   
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws
240

40.   
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Music
192

41.   
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science (Forest Sciences)
240

42.   
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
192

43.   
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Statistics
192

44.   
Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Finance
192

45.   
Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Information Technology
192

46.   
Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Laws
240

47.   
Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Science (Forest Sciences)
192

48.   
Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
192

49.   
Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Statistics
192

50.   
Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Arts
240

51.   
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts
240

52.   
Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Economics
240

53.   
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Economics
240

54.   
Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Information Technology
240

55.   
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Information Technology
240

56.   
Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science
240

57.   
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science
240

58.   
Bachelor of Engineering (Research and Development)/Bachelor of Science
240
 

59.   
Bachelor of Engineering (Research and Development) (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science
240
 

60.   
Bachelor of Finance/Bachelor of Laws
240

61.   
Bachelor of Finance/Bachelor of Science
192

62.   
Bachelor of Finance/Bachelor of Statistics
192

63.   
Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Laws
240

64.   
Bachelor of International Relations/Bachelor of Laws
240

65.   
Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies
192

66.   
Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Business Administration
192

67.   
Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Laws
240

68.   
Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Science
192

69.   
Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
192

70.   
Bachelor of Professional Music Practice/Bachelor of Business Administration
192

71.   
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Commerce
192

72.   
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Economics
192

73.   
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws
240

74.   
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science (Forest Sciences)
240

75.   
Bachelor of Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Laws
240

76.   
Bachelor of Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Science
192

77.   
Bachelor of Science (Resource and Environmental Management)/Bachelor of Laws
240

78.   
Bachelor of Software Engineering/Bachelor of Commerce
240

79.   
Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce
240

80.   
Bachelor of Software Engineering/Bachelor of Science
240

81.   
Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science
240

82.   
Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Music
192

 
PART 3 - JOINT BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMS
[NOTE: Joint programs referred to in subrule 1.3(3) are offered by the University in association with another tertiary education institution (whether in Australia or overseas).]
 
1
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours in Actuarial Studies and Economics)*
[* offered jointly with the National University of Singapore]
BSocScs(H)
Business and Economics
192

2
Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)*
[*in the fields of chemistry, mathematics or physics jointly with the Bachelor of Science Honours Degree of the National University of Singapore]
PhB
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
192

4
Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)*
[*in the fields of contemporary Europe, English, film and new media studies, French, German, history, international relations, political science, philosophy or sociology, jointly with the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree of the National University of Singapore]
PhB
Arts and Social Sciences
192

 
PART 4 – CONCURRENT DEGREE PROGRAMS
 

Program
 
ANU College
Units

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education (Secondary Teaching) [University of Canberra]
BSc
Medicine, Biology and Environment
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
192
 
192

Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies/Bachelor of Education (Secondary Teaching) [University of Canberra]
BAPS
Asia and the Pacific
192

 
PART 5 – UNDERGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMS
 
1
Diploma of Art
 
DipArt
 
Arts and Social Sciences
96
 

2
Diploma in Arts
DipArts
Arts and Social Sciences
48

3
Diploma of Asia-Pacific Studies
DipAPS
Asia and the Pacific
48