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					          CONSOLIDATED 2009 AMENDMENTS TO
            THE BACHELOR DEGREE RULES


                                TRANCHE 1
    Amendments already approved by the University Council on 24 June 2009
     (a new Rule 1, plus amended Rules 1, 3, 4 and 24, plus new Schedules)


                                 TRANCHE 2
           Amendments now proposed to Rule 2, and Rules 5 to 23,)
           plus minor modifications to TRANCHE 1 (Rules 1 and 24)


CONSOLIDATED TRANCHES 1 AND 2 ARE SUBMITTED IN THIS DOCUMENT
                      FOR ENDORSEMENT BY
         Senate Committees (LTC, CSC, APC) in July/August 2009,
                 Academic Senate on 11 August 2009, and
                  University Council on 19 August 2009




               submitted by Con Papas, ext 7867, con.papas@law.mq.edu.au
          for the Degree Rules working group of Academic Programs Committee




                   CONTENTS OF THIS DOCUMENT

    1. The 2009 Review of Bachelor Degree Rules ……………………………. Page 2
    2. Summary of Tranche 1 amendments ……………………………………. Page 3
    3. Summary of Tranche 2 amendments ……………………………………. Page 5
    4. Consolidated description of all amendments ……………………………. Page 7
    5. Form and content of the new Schedules to the Rules …………………… Page 38
    6. Degree Rules BEFORE Tranche 1 and Tranche 2 amendments ……....... Page 40
    7. Degree Rules AFTER ALL Tranche 1 and Tranche 2 amendments ……. Page 50
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        1. THE 2009 REVIEW OF THE BACHELOR DEGREE RULES
   In early 2009, the Academic Senate approved the general elements of the new curriculum for
    Macquarie University, based on the White Paper Review of Academic Programs.

   The new curriculum introduces the following concepts:
    – new set of Programs of Study, with Qualifying Majors, and other Majors;
    – programs of Study to include a People unit, Planet unit, and Participation unit;
    – a reviewed set of undergraduate units (some existing, some modified, some new, some deleted).

   As of the 2009 academic year, the Bachelor Degree Rules do not yet provide for these new elements,
    ie. the Rules only define degree requirements in terms of “programs” and “units”.

   In June 2009, the Degree Rules working group developed amendments to Bachelor Degree Rules 1,
    3, 4 and 24 to implement the new curriculum. These were considered by Senate and approved by the
    University Council, to take effect on 1 January 2010.

   These new Bachelor Degree Rules provide for a 3 year transition period for pre-2010 students: 1 Jan
    2010 – 31 Dec 2012.

   The Rules provide a 4th year in which exemption is given from People and Planet requirements for
    pre-2010 students: up to 31 Dec 2013.

   Programs of Study, Qualifying Majors, Majors, and undergraduate units which will sit in the new
    framework are currently being progressed by Academic Senate for introduction from 2010, and will
    appear in the 2010 Handbook of Academic Studies.

   A second tranche of amendments is now being progressed. The 2009 review of the Bachelor Degree
    Rules first sought to create the framework for the New Curriculum, but also examined the general
    accessibility and useability of the Rules. As a result most of the 24 existing Rules have been redrafted
    to some extent to deliver this.

   The first tranche of Rule amendments in June 2009 created the broad framework for the New
    Curriculum, but further development of the concepts and the Program of Study details to fit into each
    Award have identified areas in which the first tranche amendments need to be tightened or focused.

This paper therefore presents the first tranche amendments already approved, plus the second tranche
amendments relating to the remainder of the Rules (which includes some fine adjustments required to the
first tranche amendments).

The relevant Committees of the Academic Senate (Academic Program Committee, Coursework Studies
Committee, Learning & Teaching Committee) are being asked to examine the proposed amendments at
their meetings in late July and early August, and to identify any areas of concern. The package will then
be presented in August 2009 to the Academic Senate for endorsement, and to the University Council for
final approval. All of the amendments, if approved, will take effect from 1 January 2010.
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                  2. SUMMARY OF TRANCHE 1 AMENDMENTS
                         (already approved by Council)

1. Restructure the current body of Rules into a streamlined set of Rules plus newly clarified Schedules,
   and continue current authorisations of the University Council and the Academic Senate to manage
   those Schedules.

   (i)     A new Rule 1 is inserted to contain formal definitions of terms.

   (ii)    The new Rule 1 also confirms that the provisions of the Bachelor Degree Rules in the Calendar
           of Governance, Legislation and Rules are authoritative over all information in the Handbook of
           Undergraduate Studies and all other University communications.

   (iii) The new Rule 1 gives precedence to the Rules published on the University website over all
         printed publications of the Rules, to reflect current practice of periodic updates in electronic
         form on the website during the year.

   (iv)    Existing Rule 1 amended to remove the List of Bachelor Awards, and Rule 3 amended to
           establish a new Schedule of Awards which follows the Rules. University Council will maintain
           its current and ongoing responsibility for any amendments to the list of Awards in this
           Schedule.

   (v)     The new Schedule of Awards will only contain awards currently open for new admissions
           (defunct awards to be removed each year). Amendments to Rule 24 will prevent students from
           attempting to graduate in Awards that become defunct before the student initially enrolled, and
           prevent students attempting to qualify for an Award by completion of a Program of Study
           which ceased to be offered before the student initially enrolled. This is an important measure to
           ensure that pre-2010 students can not avoid transition to the New Curriculum.

   (vi)    Current consolidated Schedule of General Requirements will be split and displayed alongside
           each Award.

   (vii) Rule 3 amended to create four new Schedules to contain: Programs of Study, Majors,
         Undergraduate Units, People Units and Planet Units.


2. Rule 4 amended to require students admitted from 2010 to complete all the requirements of the
   Awards and Programs of Study in the New Curriculum. This implements key features of the White
   Paper on Curriculum Renewal: these are Majors, People, Planet, Participation, and Capstone units.


3. The outdated Rule 24 is deleted and replaced with a new Rule 24 to provide for transition to the
   University’s new curriculum of Awards, Programs of Study, Majors, and undergraduate units
   commencing in 2010. The transition provisions will specify that:

    (i)    All Progams of Study offered up the end of 2009 will cease to be offered to new admissions
           from 1 January 2010.

    (ii)   All students enrolling initially from 2010 will enter Awards and Programs of Study in the New
           Curriculum.
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(iii) Pre-2010 students will have until end of 2012 to complete and graduate under the old Awards
      and Programs of Study.

(iv)   Pre-2010 students still enrolled after 31 December 2012 will be transferred by default to the
       new Awards and Programs of Study.

(v)    Pre-2010 students will be exempt from doing People and Planet units until the end of 2013 –
       this will prevent extensive appeals/legal action against additional requirements being imposed
       on students doing pre-2010 programs, and will facilitate voluntary transfers of pre-2010
       students to the New Curriculum before the default date of 1 January 2012. This will maximise
       both curriculum benefits to graduates and administrative cost savings for the University.

(vi)   Rule 24 is also amended to close a significant loophole whereby students can graduate in
       defunct Awards if they qualify in them. The Rule is amended to state that candidates can only
       graduate in an Award in which they were admitted or an Award which was open for new
       admissions at the time they initially enrolled or later. This allows students to keep current
       flexibility to qualify for several different Awards amongst current offerings (BA, BSc, etc), but
       prevents pre-2010 students from avoiding requirements of Awards and Programs of Study in
       the New Curriculum if they are transferred to them after 2012/2013.
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                 3. SUMMARY OF TRANCHE 2 AMENDMENTS
               to be considered by Senate and Council in August 2009

Definitions (new Rule 1) – minor change to definition of “concurrent Awards” and to definition of
            “corequisites” to more accurately reflect current policies for administration of awards and
            units. An additional term – “Honours Awards” is also now defined.

Rule 1 –    Some amendments are already approved for this Rule with Tranche 1. Further unrelated
            amendments remove the defunct Diploma of Chemistry in Industry, and establish that a
            candidate’s admission ceases once their application to graduate under any Award is approved.

Rule 2 –    No change in policy due to amendments.

Rule 3 –    Amendments already approved by Council on 24 June 2009.

Rule 4 –    Amendments already approved by Council on 24 June 2009.

Rule 5 –    amendment to ensure that Honours requirements continue to be treated separately to
            requirements for undergraduate programs.

Rule 6 –    no change in policy due to amendments.

Rule 7 –    no change in policy due to amendments.

Rule 8 –    Maintains authority of Executive Deans to determine conduct of examinations, but adds new
            provision that Academic Senate policies and prescriptions will also apply.

Rule 9 –    no change in policy due to amendments.

Rule 10 –   Tightens definition of units taken at other institutions. Removes reference to defunct Bachelor
            of Legal Studies.

Rule 11 –   Simplifies Rule and makes reference to detailed policies on compliance as prescribed by
            Academic Senate.

Rule 12 –   Amends the Rule to link roles of Academic Senate, Executive Deans and Faculties to
            governance of approvals for enrolment.

Rule 13 & 14 – Maintains provisions for exclusion due to inadequate progress, but moves the detailed
          criteria for those exclusions into policies prescribed by Academic Senate. Removes
          references to defunct awards. Brings Chiropractic programs into line with the rest of the
          University regarding exclusions.

Rule 15 – no change in policy due to amendments.

Rule 16 – no change in policy due to amendments.

Rule 17 – no change in policy due to amendments.

Rule 18 – Amended to relate provision to new Schedules of the Rules
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Rule 19 – no change in policy due to amendments.

Rule 20 – Amended to authorise the Provost to consult with Executive Deans on endorsement of grades.

Rule 21 – no change in policy due to amendments.

Rule 22 and 23 – no change in policy due to amendments.

Rule 24 – minor changes to already approved Rule 24 to correct flaws in the provision. This modification
          effects the three year transition to the New Curriculum as already endorsed by Academic
          Senate and University Council when Rule 24 was previously approved (ie. no change in policy
          rationale for Rule 24 for 2010 and beyond).

Schedule of People units and Planet units
       – the terms “Program of Study” and “Qualifying Major” both inserted as indicators of which
         department and faculty a student belongs to for the purpose of selecting the location of People
         and Planet units.

Consequent numbering effects – the provisions of the Rules for Graduate Diplomas, Diplomas, Graduate
        Certificates, and Certificates contain references to particular Bachelor Degree Rules (eg.
        Discontinuance, Exclusion, Grades). The numerical information (but not the text) in these
        references will be updated to reflect renumbering of the Bachelor Degree Rules.
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        4. CONSOLIDATED DESCRIPTION OF ALL AMENDMENTS


SCHEDULE OF GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENT WAS APPROVED BY THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL ON
24 JUNE 2009:

DELETE: the entire consolidated Schedule of General Requirements from the Calendar of Governance,
Legislation and Rules, and from the Handbook of Undergraduate Studies.

REPLACE WITH:
 1. New Schedules 1 to 5 to be created by amendment of existing Bachelor Degree Rule 3 (see Rule 3
    amendments below). The Schedules will be published in the Handbook (but not in the Calendar of
    Governance, Legislation and Rules).

  2. The General Requirements for each award to be layed out separately in the new Schedules in
     sequence with each description of an Award, its programs of study, qualifying majors, and
     prescribed units.




POLICY RATIONALE FOR THIS AMENDMENT
The general requirements for each degree are currently in a consolidated list for all awards in a schedule
attached to the Bachelor Degree Rules (in both the Calendar and the Handbook). They are also below the
description of each separate award in the Handbook. This duplication is considered superfluous, and
means that students must read unnecessary amounts of information in several locations.

Deleting the consolidated list means that students will only need to find one entry with both a description
of each degree and its general requirements presented together, and that they will interpret the degree
description in the context of those requirements visible next to it.

Irrespective of whether the General Requirements are in the current consolidated schedule or dispersed
alongside their specific award descriptions in the other schedules, they remain part of the Bachelor
Degree Rules, and the University Council retains its power to override any decision or modification made
to these General Requirements by the Academic Senate.
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CREATE AND ORGANISE FIVE NEW SCHEDULES OF THE RULES
THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENTS WERE APPROVED BY THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
ON 24 JUNE 2009:

Amend Rule 3 (see below) to insert 5 new schedules after the body of the Rules in the Handbook of
Undergraduate Studies:

    Schedule of Bachelor Awards Currently Open For New Admissions
       Part 1 – Single Degrees
       Part 2 – Double Degrees
       Part 3 – Combined Degrees
       Part 4 – Honours Degrees [this further category added now with Tranche 2 amendments to reflect
      a distinct group of Honours degrees which already exists]

    Schedule of Programs of Study Currently Open For New Admissions

    Schedule of Majors

    Schedule of Undergraduate Units

    Schedule of People Units and Planet Units
       Part 1 - Criteria for selection of People Units and Planet Units
       Part 2 - People Units
       Part 3 - Planet Units


Provision to establish these Schedules and to govern their operation in the Rules will be established by
amendments to Rule 3 (see below) and in related amendments in other Rules (see below).


POLICY RATIONALE FOR THIS AMENDMENT
The lists of awards, programs, majors, undergraduate units, and People and Planet units will be contained
in specific schedules to the Rules as shown above. The first schedule – Schedule of Awards Currently
Open For New Admissions – will be published in the Calendar, the Handbook, and the University
website. The remaining four Schedules will be published only in the Handbook and University website.

This arrangement makes the information on these items much more accessible and readable rather than
buried in the detailed Rules, and more logically organised in a sequence consistent with how a student
would seek information from Awards to programs and then the units required to fulfil them.

Identical with current delegations of authority by the University Council, the Schedule of Awards may
only be amended by resolution of the University Council, whilst the remaining Schedules (Programs,
Majors, Units, People & Planet Units) may be amended by the Academic Senate and must be reported to
the next meeting of the University Council following any such Senate decision to amend.

Importantly, ALL of the Schedules will continue to be a part of the Rules, and be subject to approval,
amendment, and/or disallowance by the University Council irrespective of any actions or decisions by the
Academic Senate.
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CREATE AND INSERT A NEW RULE 1 WITH DEFINITIONS:
“INTERPRETATION AND PRECEDENCE OF TERMS”
THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENTS TO INSERT A NEW RULE 1 WERE APPROVED BY THE
UNIVERSITY COUNCIL ON 24 JUNE 2009:


INSERT A NEW RULE 1 worded as follows:
Interpretation and precedence of terms
1. (a) For the purposes of these Rules the following definitions will apply:
       (i)      “Award” means the Awards listed in the Schedule of Bachelor Awards Currently Open for New Admissions, or
                Awards previously approved by the Council and published as part of these Rules.
       (ii)     “single Award” or “single Degree” mean each of the Awards listed in Part 1 of the Schedule of Bachelor
                Awards Currently Open for New Admissions, of these Rules.
       (iii)    “Double Award” or “Double Degree” means each of the Double Awards listed in Part 2 of the Schedule of
                Bachelor Awards Currently Open for New Admissions, of these Rules.
       (iv)     “Combined Award” or “Combined Degree” means each of the Combined Awards listed in Part 3 of the Schedule
                of Bachelor Awards Currently Open for New Admissions, of these Rules, and may include combinations of non-
                Bachelor Awards which are not listed in Schedules of these Rules with Bachelor Awards which are listed in
                Schedules of these Rules.
       (v)      “concurrent Award” or “concurrent degree” means concurrent completion of two of the Awards listed in Part 1 of
                the Schedule of Bachelor Awards Currently Open For New Admissions, of these Rules, and subject to the
                Academic Senate or delegated authority approving:
                (1) admission of the candidate to a second Program of Study, such that completion of the two Programs of Study
                    which the candidate is admitted to concurrently may qualify the candidate for each of the two Awards, and
                (2) appropriate credit for previous study in the first Program of Study towards the second Program of Study.

       (vi)     INSERT DEFINITION OF “Honours Award” or “Honours Degree” ADDITIONAL TO TRANCHE 1, SEE
                NOTE BELOW.
       (vii)    “Unit” means the units listed in the Schedule of Undergraduate Units of these Rules, or units offered in Honours
                Awards .
       (viii)   “Program of Study” or “Program” means the Programs of Study listed in the Schedule of Programs of Study
                Currently Open for New Admissions, of these Rules.
       (xi)     “Qualifying Major” means the Qualifying Majors prescribed in the Schedule of Programs of Study Currently
                Open For New Admissions and/or prescribed in the Schedule of Majors, of these Rules.
       (x)      “Major” means the Majors listed in the Schedule of Majors, of these Rules.
       (xi)     “People Unit” means the People Units and accompanying criteria for selection as prescribed in the Schedule of
                People Units and Planet Units, of these Rules.
       (xii)    “Planet Unit” means the Planet Units and accompanying criteria for selection as prescribed in the Schedule of
                People Units and Planet Units, of these Rules.
       (xiii)   “Capstone Unit” means the units prescribed as Capstone Units in each Program of Study in the Schedule of
                Programs of Study Currently Open for New Admissions, of these Rules.
       (xiv)    “Prerequisites” means the conditions which must be satisfied prior to a student’s enrolment in a unit.
       (xv)     “Corequisites” means the conditions which must be satisfied prior to or in the same period as a student’s
                enrolment in a unit.
       (xvi)    “Not to Count for Credit” means a unit and the credit for that unit as defined by Rule 17.
       (xvii) “NCCW” has the same meaning and effect as the term “Not to Count for Credit”.
       (xviii) “Designated Executive Dean of Faculty” means the Executive Dean of the Faculty which the Deputy Vice
               Chancellor (Provost) has determined pursuant to Rule 3(1).

  (b) Where any term used by the University or its agents in any publication, document or statement may be inconsistent with
      the terms or their definitions in Rule 1(a), the terms in Rule 1(a) are authoritative over all other sources and uses.
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  (c) Rules 1 to 24 and any Schedules published in the Calendar of Governance, Legislation and Rules have precedence over
      any use of terms or statements made in the Handbook of Undergraduate Studies, any publication of the University, or any
      statement by an agent of the University.
  (d) The University may from time to time publish amendments to the content and form of the Calendar of Governance,
      Legislation and Rules and of the Handbook of Undergraduate Studies on the University’s website, and in each such case
      the content and form of those publications on the website supercedes the content and form of the same publications in
      printed form.


RENUMBER ALL SUBSEQUENT RULES: to reflect insertion of a new Rule 1



THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENTS TO THIS RULE ARE PROPOSED NOW IN ADDITION
TO THOSE ABOVE APPROVED BY THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL ON 24 JUNE 2009:

INSERT A DEFINITION OF HONOURS AWARDS worded as follows:
      (vi)     “Honours Award” or “Honours Degree” means the Awards listed in Part 4 of the Schedule of Bachelor Awards
               Currently Open for New Admissions, or Awards previously approved by the Council and published as part of
               these Rules.




POLICY RATIONALE FOR CREATING & INSERTING A NEW RULE 1
Issue 1: Formalising definitions. Many terms which are commonly used in the Bachelor Degree Rules
(and in daily administration of the University) have not been defined at a formal level in the Rules. Much
of the regulatory onus for conduct of programs is taken up by formal or informal University-wide and
local policies, and there is some risk of misinterpretation of terms, sometimes accidentally due to
misreading by students, sometimes due to incompletely-informed Academic Advisors, sometimes due to
erroneous versions or usage in different documents, and potentially by students attempting to circumvent
award requirements.

This review of the Bachelor Degree Rules does not propose a full definitional overhaul of the University’s
entire array of legislation and policies, but there is a good case in the current exercise for including a new
Rule 1(a), 1(b) and 1(c) (proposed above) which
    (i)      defines key terms which tie together the architecture of the Rules, awards and programs
             (particularly as the New Curriculum has significantly modified that architecture);
    (ii)     formally establishes the Rules as the authoritative source of interpretation for the use of those
             terms by the University in its daily activities;
    (iii) gives precedence to terms used in the Calendar of Governance over any usage of terms in the
          Handbook of Undergraduate Studies or elsewhere, to deal with possible misprints, copying
          errors, flawed or incomplete statements by staff, or other mistakes which may result in
          conflicting use and consequent legal risk.
    (iv)     Formalises the current practice of updating the electronic publication of the Calendar and
             Handbook on the University website with any Rule or Schedule amendments made mid-year by
             the University Council or the Academic Senate. Currently, inconsistencies between the
             constantly updated website and the out-of-date printed versions have a high risk of academic
             appeal and/or legal action if a complainant identifies that out-of-date University
             communications in printed form have caused them disadvantage or to be non-compliant with
             University requirements.
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Issue 2: Publication of mid-year amendments to Rules and Schedules. There is no formal arrangement
for where, when and how amendments are published in the Calendar and Handbook, and which version is
authoritative.

   Amendments by Academic Senate: currently changes in programs, units or other academic aspects
    which are promulgated by the Senate under delegation from the Council, are published as an updated
    version of the Calendar and Handbook in electronic form on the University website. This is
    necessary, as many such aspects are modified during the academic year and need to take effect before
    the next printed publication of the Calendar and Handbook for the coming year.

   Amendments by the University Council: amendments to the fundamental Rules (eg. changes to list
    of Awards, repeals of various provisions, changes in procedure) may be made by the Council and
    updated versions of the Rules are posted on the website in mid-year and printed in the next year’s
    publications of the Calendar Handbook.

Thus, for both amendments by Council (Rules and Schedules) and amendments by Senate (Schedules),
the versions posted at any time on the website must be formally recognised as authoritative over
superceded printed versions.

With the current proposal to create a new Rule 1(d) (proposed above), amendments required to take effect
before each upcoming academic year will be posted as updated Rules or Schedules on the University
website, and proposed Rule 1(d) states that the Calendar and Handbook information on the website will
have precedence over printed versions.

This amendment therefore resolves the currently undefined relationship between printed publications and
website and provides the missing authority for updates at any time to the website to have legal precedence
over prints. It also supports the credibility of various policies (eg. Policy Central) which are posted only
on the website or with limited access to printed copies – ie. the formal position of the Calendar and
Handbook elements of the website implies greater formal status of the rest of the website as a legal
framework.

For the future: Establishing this formal authority for the Calendar and Handbook on the website also
enables further consideration of whether the University should eventually limit the size (or cease
production) of printed versions of the Calendar and Handbook as a stakeholders become increasingly
oriented to electronic access, and in order to reduce very significant printing costs and environmental
impact of these publications.

Even more fundamentally, establishing a formal location for the Rules in the on-line space enables
consideration of how to consolidate and reduce the size and complexity of all of the University’s
governance elements (legislation and rules, published policies, and individual communications with
students). There is an increasing need to bring key elements into an integrated, accessible and
understandable form to students who are otherwise flooded with documentation.
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EXISTING PROVISION FOR RULE 1
Awards
1. (1) There shall be the following awards which may be conferred by the Council on candidates who have been deemed by the
Academic Senate to have complied with these Rules:
    the degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA);
    etc etc ………………[extensive list of Awards included as per University Council approvals in 2009]
    (2) In no case shall any of the awards be conferred more than once on the same candidate.
    (3) Where, under these Rules, a candidate has qualified for more than one of the awards referred to in Rule 1(1), the
candidate shall elect only one of such awards to be conferred.
    (4) A candidate who holds a Bachelor Degree or an Honours Bachelor Degree may, upon subsequent completion of the
requirements for a combined award with that Bachelor Degree or Honours Bachelor Degree, elect to have the Diploma of
Education, the Diploma of Chemistry in Industry or the Degree of Bachelor of Laws, as the case may be, conferred separately.
    (5) To qualify for an award referred to in Rule 1(1), a candidate must complete a Program of Study approved by the
Academic Senate for that award, provided that the Academic Senate may determine the maximum number of credit points in
which a candidate may enrol in one half year period.




PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO EXISTING RULE 1
THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENTS TO RULE 1 WERE APPROVED BY THE UNIVERSITY
COUNCIL ON 24 JUNE 2009:

Generally renumber Rule 1 to be Rule 2: to reflect insertion of new Rule 1 Interpretation and
precedence of terms.

Delete: the entire list of Awards currently listed in Rule 1.
Replace with: the list of Awards which the University Council approves in 2009 to be open for new
admissions from 2010. List these awards under the appropriate category within the Schedule of Awards
Currently Open For New Admissions (three categories: degrees, combined degrees, double degrees).
Henceforth, this list will be updated from time to time by resolution of the University Council to add new
Awards and/or modify existing Awards and/or delete defunct Awards.

Replace all wording of Rule 1(1) with new wording as follows :
   (1) The Council may confer Awards which are listed in the Schedule of Bachelor Awards Currently Open For New
       Admissions, or other Awards, on candidates who have been deemed by the Academic Senate to have complied with these
       Rules.


Rule 1(2): no change

Rule 1(3): no change


THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENTS TO RULE 1 ARE PROPOSED NOW IN ADDITION TO
THOSE ABOVE APPROVED BY THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL ON 24 JUNE 2009:

Rule 1(4): remove reference to “Diploma of Chemistry in Industry”. Reformat terminology: “combined
award” as “Combined Award” to reflect the format of definitions in Rule 1.

Insert a new Rule 1(5) worded as follows:
    (5) Except as provided by Rule 2(4), a candidate’s admission to all awards ceases once their application to graduate under
any Award is approved.
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Retain old Rule 1(5) but split it into Rules 1(6) and 1(7), change reference to “Rule 1(1)” to refer to
“Rule 2(1)”, with consequent subsections worded as follows:
    (6) To qualify for an Award referred to in Rule 2(1), a candidate must complete a Program of Study approved by the
        Academic Senate for that Award.
    (7) The Academic Senate may determine the maximum number of credit points in which a candidate may enrol in one half
        year period.




POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 1
Changes to Rule 1(1):
In these amendments that Awards which will cease to be open for new admissions from 1 January
2010, and Awards which ceased to be open any time before 1 January 2010, will no longer be listed
in the Calendar or Handbook.

Candidates who wish to apply for Awards which are no longer open for admission but which they were
admitted to a Program of Study for before the New Curriculum took effect in 2010, will still be able to
refer to previous editions of the Calendar and Handbook which listed those Awards, and may apply to
graduate in those Awards where the Rules allow it.

To maintain the right to make a reasonable application to graduate for Awards that have been
discontinued, the reworded Rule 24 in this package operates alongside reworded Rule 1(1) and
states that a candidate may graduate in an Award which was open for new admissions when they
initially enrolled or later and for which they qualify. Thus if, for example, a candidate who enrolled in
2008 in an Award completes their Program of Study requirements for that Award at the end of 2011, but
that Award closed to new enrolments from beginning of 2010, then the candidate can apply to graduate in
it as they were initially enrolled before the Award became defunct.

The reworded Rule 1(1) above and reworded Rule 24 together enable the removal of defunct
Awards and Programs of Study from the Calendar and Handbook to
    maximise accessibility and readability for student users of the Calendar and Handbook,
    minimise the complexity and cost for administrative staff who must interpret requirements to
      qualify candidates each year for current or defunct awards,
    encourage voluntary transfer of students to current programs of study in the New Curriculum, and
    reduce the significant production costs for the Calendar and Handbook.


The reference to the Diploma of Chemistry in Industry is removed from old Rule 1(4), as this
Diploma has not been offered by the University for some years now.

Changes proposed to Rule 1(5)
The text of the subsection has been split into two separate subsections as it was difficult to interpret its
meaning as a single extended sentence.
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EXISTING PROVISION FOR RULE 2
Registration
2. (1) In these Rules, unless otherwise stated or implied, a designated Executive Dean of Faculty means the Executive Dean of
the Faculty which the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost) has determined pursuant to Rule 2(2).
    (2) A candidate shall be enrolled for an award referred to in Rule 1(1) and shall be registered in a Faculty of the University as
determined by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost).
    (3) A candidate may, under conditions determined by the Academic Senate, change the award for which they are enrolled.
    (4)(a)Where a candidate is enrolled in nine or more credit points in a study period, the candidate shall be designated as a full-
time student;
      (b) Where a candidate is enrolled in less than nine credit points in a study period, the candidate shall be designated as a
          part-time student;
      (c) Where a candidate’s total enrolment is in units which are classified external, that candidate shall be designated as an
          external student.




PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 2
Generally renumber Rule 2 to be Rule 3: reflects renumbering due to insertion of a proposed Rule 1
(Interpretation and precedence of terms)


Delete Rule 2(1): Move the definition of designated Executive Dean to the list of definitions in new Rule
1 (Interpretation and precedence of terms). It has no dedicated relevance to Rule 2 (Registration) and it is
appropriate to include this with other definitions in proposed Rule 1.


In the moved definition of Executive Dean (in Rule 1), amend the reference to “Rule 2(2)” to refer
instead to “Rule 3(1)”: Reflects renumbering in this Rule due to insertion of a new Rule 1, and due to
the fact that subsection (1) is moved out of existing Rule 2.


Amend reference to “Rule 1(1)” in existing Rule 2(2): refer instead to “the Schedule of Bachelor
Awards Currently Open For New Admissions, of these Rules”


Renumber subsections of this Rule: renumber subsections (2), (3), (4), as subsections (1), (2), (3)
respectively.




POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 2
There are no anticipated policy implications for the proposed changes to Rule 2.
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EXISTING PROVISION FOR RULE 3
Schedules to the Rules
3. (1) The Academic Senate prescribes a Schedule of General Requirements for the awards specified in these Rules.
   (2) The Academic Senate prescribes a Schedule of Programs of Study approved for candidates seeking to qualify for an
award under these Rules.
   (3) The Academic Senate prescribes a Schedule of Undergraduate Units approved as qualifying under these Rules.




AMENDMENTS TO RULE 3
THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENTS TO RULE 3 WERE APPROVED BY THE UNIVERSITY
COUNCIL ON 24 JUNE 2009.

Delete Rule 3(1): The consolidated Schedule of General Requirements is now listed as separate General
Requirements beneath each listed Award in the Schedule of Awards Currently Open for Admission.

Insert new Rule 3(1), worded as follows:
“(1) The Council prescribes a Schedule of Bachelor Awards Currently Open For New Admissions under these Rules.”



THE FOLLOWING CHANGE TO RULE 3(1) IS PROPOSED NOW IN ADDITION TO THAT
ABOVE APPROVED BY THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL ON 24 JUNE 2009:

In new Rule 3(1), insert references to establish the four parts of the schedule which list of the
various categories of degrees, worded as follows:
“(1) The Council prescribes a Schedule of Bachelor Awards Currently Open For New Admissions under these Rules, and the
Schedule is comprised of
     (i) Part 1 – Single Degrees
     (ii) Part 2 – Double Degrees
     (iii) Part 3 – Combined Degrees
     (iv) Part 4 – Honours Degrees




THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENTS TO RULE 3 WERE APPROVED BY THE UNIVERSITY
COUNCIL ON 24 JUNE 2009.
Generally renumber Rule 3 as Rule 4


Amend Rule 3(2), with the following wording:
“(2) The Academic Senate prescribes a Schedule of Programs of Study Currently Open For New Admissions, approved for
candidates seeking to qualify for an Award under these Rules.”


Renumber existing Rule 3(3) to be Rule 3(4), with existing wording as follows:
(4) The Academic Senate prescribes a Schedule of Undergraduate Units approved as qualifying under these Rules.
Insert new Rule 3(3), worded as follows:
“(3) The Academic Senate prescribes a Schedule of Majors.”
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Insert new Rule 3(5), worded as follows:
“(5) (i) The Academic Senate prescribes a Schedule of People Units and Planet Units, approved as qualifying under these Rules.
    (ii) Within Part 1 of the Schedule stipulated in Rule 4(5)(i), the Senate prescribes criteria for the selection of People Units
         and Planet Units in a Program of Study where the Program of Study requires completion of such units.
    (iii) Within Part 2 of the Schedule stipulated in Rule 4(5)(i), the Senate prescribes People Units approved as qualifying
          under these Rules.
    (iv) Within Part 3 of the Schedule stipulated in Rule 4(5)(i), the Senate prescribes Planet Units approved as qualifying
         under these Rules.




POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 3
New schedules created. The lists of awards, programs, majors, undergraduate units, and People and
Planet units will be contained in specific schedules to the Rules as shown above. The first schedule –
Schedule of Awards Currently Open For New Admissions – will be published in the Calendar, the
Handbook, and the University website. The remaining four Schedules will be published only in the
Handbook and University website.

Current delegations are maintained. The new Rule 3(1) confirms that the Schedule of Awards
Currently Open For New Admissions continues to be prescribed by the University Council rather than by
the Academic Senate. This is consistent with current delegations which limit the Academic Senate to
prescribing matters for Programs of Study and for units to fulfil Awards, but not the Awards themselves.

Prescription of Majors under new Rule 3(3) and prescription of People and Planet Units under new Rule
3(5) are similarly delegated to the Senate, as they are components of Programs of Study.

Currency of Awards and Programs of Study. The new Rule 3(1) and the amendment to Rule 3(2)
stipulate that Awards and Programs of Study in these Schedules are currently open for new admissions.
This is important as all defunct Awards and Programs of Study (as of 1 January 2010) have been removed
from the Schedules, and the intention is that they will always be removed each year from now on.

The proposed amendments to Rule 24 (see below) will stipulate that a candidate may only be admitted to
an Award or Program of Study which was open for new admissions when they initially enrolled or later
and for which they qualify. This has the effect of ensuring that candidates can not apply to qualify for
defunct Awards or Programs of Study (they could conceivably seek this to avoid certain requirements of
the University’s New Curriculum, such as People, Planet, Participation, and Capstone units).

Therefore, the above Rule 3 amendments specifying that the Schedules only contain Awards and
Programs of Study which are currently open for new admissions enables the proposed Rule 24, and
provides clarity for students on which Awards and Programs of Study they are eligible to qualify in
during the specific years of their enrolment.

People and Planet Units. The creation of a new Schedule of People units and Planet units provides
authority for the Academic Senate to prescribe such units as and when they are developed each year, and
to delete defunct units. The Schedule will contain procedural criteria which define the Faculties and
Departments which the units must be selected from in order to ensure that students gain the breadth of
learning which the People and Planet units were conceived to deliver in the New Curriculum. The criteria
may be modified by the Senate from time to time as management of the New Curriculum evolves with
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any emerging issues from 2010 onwards. As with the Schedules themselves, the criteria included in the
Schedules are part of the Rules and subject to veto or modification by the University Council.

Participation Units. For cohorts beginning from 2012, the University will be introducing a requirement
to complete Participation Units as part of the New Curriculum. The specific units are still in development,
as are criteria for their selection and management, and so these amendments do not yet create a Schedule
to list these units. Further amendments may be proposed for this purpose in future. However, amendments
proposed to existing Rule 4 (see below), which describe the general form of Programs of Study, do
mention the new Participation units in anticipation of their introduction in the 2012 cohorts, and applying
specifically when Programs of Study are amended at that time to require a Participation unit.




EXISTING PROVISION FOR RULE 4
Programs of Study
4. (1) A candidate shall select a Program of Study approved by Academic Senate pursuant to Rule 3(2) for the award for which
the candidate is enrolled, and shall enrol in units to complete that Program.
    (2) Unless determined otherwise by resolution of Academic Senate:
      (a) a candidate’s selection of an approved Program of Study and enrolment in units to complete that Program of Study will
          require the approval of the designated Executive Dean of Faculty, or where the Academic Senate has so determined, the
          Executive Dean of another Faculty;
      (b)any subsequent change to a candidate’s enrolment will require the approval of the designated Executive Dean of Faculty,
          or where the Academic Senate has so determined, the Executive Dean of another Faculty.
    (3) A candidate who wishes to add an internal unit may do so only in the first two weeks of the study period. A candidate
who wishes to add an external unit may do so only in the first week of the study period. No approval is required to add a unit
within these time periods.




PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 4

THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENTS TO RULE 4 WERE APPROVED BY THE UNIVERSITY
COUNCIL ON 24 JUNE 2009.


Generally renumber Rule 4 to be Rule 5
Reflects renumbering due to insertion of a new Rule 1


Amend wording of Rule 4(1): Change reference to “Rule 3(2)” to refer instead to “Rule 4(2)”. Reflects
renumbering of Rule 3.
Amend wording of this Rule: Change the phrase “and shall enrol in units to complete that Program” to the
following wording: “and shall enrol in and complete units to satisfy the requirements of that Program of Study.”

Amend wording of Rule 4(2): Delete all wording of this subsection and replace with the following
wording:
    “(2) Unless determined otherwise by resolution of Academic Senate, a designated Dean of Faculty or delegated person may
approve or refuse a candidate’s selection of Program of Study, Major, Units, People Units, Planet Units, or other selection made
under Rule 5(1).”
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Amend wording of Rule 4(3): Delete the following sentence from this subsection:
“No approval is required to add a unit within these time periods.”

Insert new Rule 4(4), worded as follows:
“(4) (a)   Except where stipulated otherwise by Rule 23, if a candidate is admitted for the first time in a Program of Study, or is
           transferring or transferred by default to a Program of Study, on 1 January 2010 or later, the candidate is required to
           complete People units and Planet units if these are prescribed in the Program of Study in which they are admitted.
     (b) For the purposes of Rule 5(4)(a), the selection of People units and Planet units must be in accordance with the criteria
         and units stipulated in the Schedule of People units and Planet units of these Rules.”


Insert new Rule 4(5), worded as follows:
“(5) If a candidate is admitted for the first time in a Program of Study, or is transferring or transferred by default to a Program of
Study, on 1 January 2010 or later, the candidate is required to complete a Capstone Unit if it is prescribed in the Program of
Study in which they are admitted.”


Insert new subsection 4(6), worded as follows:
“(6) Except where stipulated otherwise by Rule 23, if a candidate is admitted for the first time in a Program of Study, or is
transferring or transferred by default to a Program of Study, on 1 January 2012 or later, the candidate is required to complete a
Participation Unit if it is prescribed in the Program of Study in which they are admitted.”


Insert new subsection 4(7), worded as follows:
“(7) A candidate who wishes to enrol in a unit or units in an institution other than Macquarie University and seek to credit
completion of such units in a Program of Study prescribed by these Rules, may only do so with the approval of the designated
Executive Dean of the Faculty administering that Program of Study, and must also comply with any policies or procedures made
by the Academic Senate in accordance with Rule 10.”




POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 4
Enrolment versus completion. Existing Rule 4(1) has been amended to reflect more precisely the
difference between enrolling in a unit, completing the unit, and fulfilling the requirements of a Program of
Study using that unit.

Existing Rule 4(2) has also been condensed into a single statement. This simplifies the reading of the
provision, provides for the same authority of Executive Deans to approve or modify Programs of Study at
any time as it did before, and represents no change in policy.

New requirement for People, Planet, Capstone, and Participation units. Insertion of new Rules 4(4),
4(5) and 4(6) provides for the introduction of compulsory People, Planet and Capstone units for all new
students admitted from 2010 onwards, and for compulsory Participation units for all new students
admitted from 2012 onwards.

Students who transfer into the New Curriculum programs of study from pre-2010 Programs of Study are
treated as new students for the purpose of People, Planet, and Capstone requirements. However an
important exception to this is in the form of the transitional arrangements which have been agreed by the
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Senate. These transitional arrangements are included here as amendments to Rule 24. The transitional
arrangements allow pre-2010 students to continue with their old Program of Study until the end of 2012,
and also stipulate that these students are exempt from People and Planet requirements until the end of
2013 even if they transfer or are transferred into the New Curriculum programs before 2013. The above
amendments proposed for Rule 4 include deference to the exemptions in amendments to Rule 24, and so
pre-2010 students are not caught by Rules 4(4), 4(5) and 4(6) proposed above, unless they are still
enrolled in 2014 or later. Thus the amendments to Rule 4 and Rule 24 together frame an orderly transition
to the New Curriculum over the next 3-4 years.

Credit for study at another institution. There is currently no specific provision which defines the
approval process and requirements for students wishing to credit studies done at another institution
towards a Program of Study at Macquarie University. The proposed Rule 4(7) confirms the current role of
Executive Deans in determining the merit and approving such requests, and also invokes any policies or
procedures which Senate may develop to regulate such decisions by the various Faculties.




EXISTING PROVISION FOR RULE 5
Honours Degrees
5. A candidate for an Honours degree shall meet the requirements for candidature as determined by the Academic Senate and
shall undertake and satisfactorily complete an approved Program of Study.




PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 5
Generally renumber Rule 5 to be Rule 6


Delete wording of this Rule and replace with wording as follows:
6. (1) A candidate for an Honours degree shall meet the requirements for candidature as determined by the Academic Senate
       and shall undertake and satisfactorily complete an approved Program of Study.
   (2) Except for the Awards of Bachelor of Psychology Honours and Bachelor of Ancient History Honours, Rule 5(1), Rule
       5(4), Rule 5(5) and Rule 5(6) will not apply for the purpose of satisfying the Honours requirements.




POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 5
The amendment to this Rule adds a Rule 5(2) as shown above to ensure that satisfaction of Honours
requirements continues to be treated separately to satisfaction of requirements of the undergraduate
Programs of Study.

The Honours programs in Psychology and Ancient History are dedicated programs with specific entry
requirements at undergraduate level (separate UAI score, etc), and so they should not be included in the
scope of the proposed amendment.
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EXISTING PROVISION FOR RULE 6
Prerequisite Studies
6. (1) A candidate may not enrol in a unit unless the conditions for enrolment therein specified in the Schedule of Units of
Study are satisfied or the Executive Dean of the Faculty providing the unit has granted permission for enrolment.
    (2) A candidate who has enrolled in a unit in breach of Rule 6(1) shall nevertheless be treated as a candidate enrolled in that
unit for the purposes of Rules 11 and 12.



PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 6
Generally renumber Rule 6 to be Rule 7

Amend wording of Rule 6(1): replace “Schedule of Units of Study” with “Schedule of Undergraduate
Units”

Amend reference in Rule 6(1)): delete reference to “Faculty providing the unit” and replace with
“Faculty in which the unit is offered”.

Amend wording of Rule 6(2): replace reference to “Rule 6(1)” with reference to “Rule 7(1)”, to reflect
renumbering.

Amend wording of Rule 6(2): replace reference to “Rules 11 and 12” with reference to “Rules 10 and
11”. This reflects renumbering due to insertion of a new Rule 1 and deletion of references to the
previously repealed Rules 7 and 9 (see amendments proposed below)


POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 6
There are no anticipated policy implications for the proposed changes to Rule 6.




EXISTING PROVISION FOR RULE 7
7. Repealed




PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 7
Delete all reference to the Repealed Rule 7.
Renumber subsequent Rules to reflect deletion of reference to repealed Rule 7.



POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 7
Rule 7 was repealed by Council previously. The removal of reference to Repealed provisions and
consequent renumbering can be accomplished as part of the review, to improve clarity and accessibility of
the Rules.
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EXISTING PROVISION FOR RULE 8
Examinations
8. Examinations for a unit are conducted by such means as the Executive Dean of the Faculty in which the unit is offered
determines.



PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 8
Delete current wording of the Rule and replace with wording as follows:

Examinations
8. (1) Examinations for a unit are conducted by such means as the Executive Dean of the Faculty in which the unit is offered
       determines, subject to Rule 8(2).
   (2) The Academic Senate may prescribe any matter relating to the means in which examinations are conducted within a
       Faculty or within several Faculties for a unit.




POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 8
Executive Deans of Faculties currently have appropriate delegated authority to determine how units may
be examined within their individual Faculties.

However, there is an increasing practice of coordinating or harmonising assessment aspects across the
University, and there is a need for a diversity of relevant University-wide policies and procedures which
accomplish this to be recognised in this Rule, alongside the authority of Executive Deans to manage their
individual administrations. There are relevant policies on Assessment, on Special Consideration, on
Exclusion, on students at risk, on the principles for constructing and assessing Participation units
(expected to be developed), and on other matters which the Senate has been or may in the future establish
policies or procedures which relate to examinations.

The existing wording of this Rule is overly simplistic and does not reflect the current practice that
Faculties manage their internal academic matters but must simultaneously comply with University-wide
academic policies and procedures. The Rule similarly does not allude to the fact that the conduct of
examinations is often required to be coordinated between several Faculties which teach within the same
programs or units.

It would be excessive to attempt to define in the Bachelor Degree Rules the specific conduct and
responsibility for any and all matters that may arise in relation to examinations, but it is appropriate that
Senate be able to prescribe policies, procedures and actions if and where necessary to maintain probity,
coordinate the conduct, and ensure the quality of examinations by Faculties and between Faculties.

The proposed amendment above
   (i)     maintains the delegated authority of Executive Deans to determine how examinations may be
           conducted within their Faculty,
   (ii)    adds a provision that the authority of Executive Deans regarding examinations is always
           subject to determinations by the Academic Senate, and
   (iii)   gives the Academic Senate flexibility to prescribe any matters relating to examinations within
           or between Faculties.
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EXISTING PROVISION FOR RULE 9
9. Repealed




PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 9
Delete all reference to the Repealed Rule 9.

Renumber subsequent Rules to reflect deletion of reference to repealed Rule 9.



POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 9
Rule 9 was repealed by Council previously. The removal of reference to Repealed provisions and
consequent renumbering can be accomplished as part of the review, to improve clarity and accessibility of
the Rules.




EXISTING PROVISION FOR RULE 10
Grades
10. (1) Repealed

   (2) The grade of a candidate is recorded as follows:
       HD High Distinction denotes performance which meets all unit objectives in such an exceptional way and with such
       marked excellence that it deserves the highest level of recognition
      D Distinction denotes performance which clearly deserves a very high level of recognition as an excellent achievement in
      the unit
      Cr Credit denotes performance which is substantially better than would normally be expected of competent students in
      the unit
      P Pass denotes performance which satisfies unit objectives
      PC Conceded Pass denotes performance which meets unit objectives only marginally
      F Fail denotes performance which does not meet unit objectives

   (3) After considering the recommendation of the Executive Dean of the Faculty in which a unit is offered and having regard
       to the subject matter of the unit and to the method of teaching it, the Academic Senate may determine that the grades
       specified in Rule 10(2) are not appropriate to that unit. In this case, the grade of a candidate is recorded as follows:
       Satisfactory (S) which indicates that the candidate has completed the unit satisfactorily; or
      Fail (F) which indicates that the candidate has failed to complete the unit satisfactorily.


   (4) Where a candidate has undertaken a unit at another tertiary institution as part of the course, the grade for the candidate
       shall be recorded as follows:
       Satisfactory (S) which indicates that the candidate has completed the unit satisfactorily; or
      Fail (F)which indicates that the candidate has failed to complete the unit satisfactorily.

   (5) The Academic Senate may determine the range of scaled marks which apply to the grades referred to above.

   (6) Once a grade has been determined by the Academic Senate it shall not be changed except:
      (a) following an appeal by the student pursuant to the provisions set down by the Academic Senate; or
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      (b) in exceptional circumstances, a change is approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost) on behalf of the
          Academic Senate or the Executive Dean of the Faculty in which the unit is offered, provided that the application for
          a change is submitted to the Academic Registrar not later than six weeks after the notification of examination results
          for the study period; or in exceptional circumstances, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost) may approve on behalf
          of the Academic Senate an application submitted at a later date but before the commencement of the next succeeding
          examination period.

   (7) Unless the Academic Senate otherwise determines,
       (a) a candidate who has completed satisfactorily the approved units for an Honours Degree may be awarded Honours
           Class I, Honours Class II Division 1, Honours Class II Division 2, Honours Class III;
      (b) a candidate who has, to the satisfaction of the Academic Senate, completed a Program of Study for the degree of
          Bachelor of Laws with outstanding merit may be awarded that degree with First Class or Second Class Honours;
      (c) a candidate who has, to the satisfaction of the Academic Senate, completed the Program of Study for the degree of
          Bachelor of Legal Studies with outstanding merit may be awarded that degree with First or Second Class Honours.
      (d) a candidate who has, to the satisfaction of the Academic Senate, completed a Program of Study for the degree of
          Bachelor of Engineering with outstanding merit may be awarded that degree with Honours Class I, Honours Class II
          Division 1 or Honours Class II Division 2.




PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 10
Generally renumber Rule 10 to be Rule 9

Delete all reference to the repealed Rule 10(1).

Amend the wording of existing Rule 10(2): delete the words “The grade of a candidate is recorded as
follows:” and replace with “The grade of a candidate for a unit offered by the University is recorded as
follows:”


Renumber subsections (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7) to be subsections (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6) respectively:
reflects deletion of reference to repealed Rule 10(1).

Delete existing Rule 10(7)(c): delete the entire subsection, and renumber Rule 10(7)(d) to be 10(7)(c).



POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 10
Existing Rule 10(2): The amendment to existing Rule 10(2) tightens the definition of the Rule, such that
grades are specifically for units offered by the University. This distinguishes the units in existing Rule
10(2) with units taken at other institutions mentioned in existing Rule 10(3).


Existing Rule 10(5): This subsection refers to the concept of scaling marks, and the University is
currently moving to a policy of non-scaled marks. The existing provision gives Senate the authority to
scale marks if wishes, but does not specifically require Senate to do so. Therefore there is scope in this
Rule to authorise the implementation of the non-scaled marking system. Accordingly, no amendment to
this subsection is proposed here, but it is recommended that the University further examine the
governance framework as the new marking policy is managed during the coming academic year,
and determine if any Rule amendments are necessary in this regard.
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Existing Rule 10(7)(c): Macquarie Law School has advised that the Bachelor of Legal Studies has been a
defunct award for some time, it is not open to new admissions, and there are no remaining cohorts of it
enrolled at the University. It appears it used to be offered as the award appropriate for students
undertaking a Bachelor or Laws program by distance delivery mode and that it was intended to reflect a
notion that the external mode was inferior to internal students (who, by contrast, were admitted to the
Bachelor of Laws award). This notion is thoroughly outdated, and the external mode is firmly established
with the same standing in the legal profession as the internal mode. It is therefore appropriate to delete
the Rule which governs the Bachelor of Legal Studies, and indeed the award will not appear in the
Handbook’s Schedule of Awards Currently Open For New Admissions.




EXISTING PROVISION FOR RULE 11
Non-compliance With Unit Requirements
11. (1) Repealed
    (2) Where, notwithstanding a candidate’s failure to comply with the requirements, the candidate is not excluded, the
Academic Senate may, on the recommendation of the Executive Dean of the Faculty in which the unit is provided, permit the
candidate to meet the requirements for its satisfactory completion by such date as determined by the Executive Dean of Faculty.
Satisfactory completion must not be later than 30 August in the same year for first-half year units and 30 January in the
succeeding year for second-half year and full-year units. In special circumstances, the Academic Senate, on the recommendation
of the Executive Dean of Faculty, may determine a later date but before the commencement of the next succeeding regular
examination period.




PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 11
Generally renumber Rule 11 to be Rule 10

Delete heading “Non-compliance With Unit Requirements” and replace with the heading
“Requirements For Completion”

Delete all reference to the repealed Rule 11(1).

Delete all of existing Rule 11(2), and replace with the following wording:
10. The Academic Senate may approve policies and procedures for the University which prescribe matters including, but not
    limited to:
    (i)     the requirements for satisfactory completion of a Program of Study or unit listed in any Schedule of these Rules;

    (ii)    the circumstances under which special consideration due to unavoidable disruption or other reasons may be given
            with respect to a candidate;

    (iii)   the period and/or dates for compliance with requirements of a Program of Study or unit listed in any Schedule of
            these Rules;

    (iv)    exclusion from participation in a Program of Study or unit listed in any Schedule of these Rules;

    (v)     unit exclusion from examination or from any other form of assessment of a candidate’s compliance with the
            requirements of a Program of Study or unit listed in any Schedule to these Rules;

    (vi)    the minimum rate of progress in a Program of Study; and

    (vii)   the consequences of any or all such matters to which any policies or procedures made under this Rule or under any
            other Bachelor Degree Rule apply.
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POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 11
This existing Rule is difficult to read, it’s length and complexity leave it open to different interpretations,
and detailed stipulation of such things as timeframes for compliance does not permit evolution of adaptive
and intelligent policy. Such details are liable to change with evolving University circumstances and
management philosophies.

This Rule should be limited to stipulating the concepts or issues on which Senate has authority to
prescribe policies and procedures. Those policies and procedures then become the living and adaptable
management tools which the University and its students can easily access, understand and apply.
Amendment is therefore proposed to reword the Rule to this effect. The key policy areas in the new
Rule (special consideration and exclusion) would then be supported by a new Special Consideration
policy and Exclusion policy which have been created by the University.



EXISTING PROVISION FOR RULE 12
Discontinuance of Studies
12. (1) Where a candidate is permitted to change the enrolment in units of study pursuant to Rule 4(2)(b) following application in
writing to the Academic Registrar and such change includes discontinuance of a unit or units offered by the University, or where
a candidate discontinues all the units enrolled:
      (a) the candidate is deemed not to have been effectively enrolled in a unit if they discontinue before the unit census date;
      (b) the candidate is deemed to have withdrawn from a unit if the candidate discontinues after the unit census date but
           (i) for units offered in University vacation periods, no later than seven days after the unit census date; and
           (ii) for all other units, no later than four weeks after the unit census date. In such cases, the candidate’s record is
                endorsed with the letter “W” denoting “Withdrawn”.
      (c) the candidate is deemed to have failed in any unit where the candidate’s discontinuance is other than as provided in
           clauses (a) or (b) in Rule 12(1). In such cases the candidate’s record is endorsed with the letter “F” denoting “Failed”. If
           a candidate claims that such discontinuance is due to unavoidable disruption, the candidate may report the
           circumstances in writing (supported by a medical certificate or other proper evidence) to the Academic Registrar,
           whereupon the Executive Dean of the Faculty providing any unit which the candidate has discontinued may determine
           that the candidate be not recorded as having failed in the unit and the candidate’s record is endorsed with the letter “W”
           denoting “Withdrawn”.
    (2) Subject to Rule 12(1), if a candidate has discontinued all the units in the course the candidate is not permitted to enrol
again except with the permission of the Academic Senate.
    (3) A candidate whose record in a unit has been endorsed with the letter “W” or the grade “F” may, if the candidate has not
been excluded therefrom pursuant to Rule 14, re-enrol in such unit in a later year provided that such enrolment is subject to the
provision of Rule 4, including any limitation imposed upon the enrolment in that unit. A candidate re-enrolling shall not receive
credit for any work previously performed in that unit.
    (4) For the purposes of this Rule:
      (a) a candidate may be deemed by the Academic Registrar to have discontinued:
           (i) all the units in the Program of Study if the candidate fails to confirm enrolment by the date specified by the
                Academic Registrar;
           (ii) any unit, if, in the opinion of the Executive Dean of the Faculty providing the unit, the candidate has abandoned that
                unit;
      (b) the effective date of discontinuance of a unit is the date of receipt by the Academic Registrar of written notification
           from the candidate, provided that in special cases the Academic Registrar may determine a different date.
           (i) Where a candidate discontinues a unit which was being undertaken at another tertiary institution as part of the
                Program of Study the candidate’s record is endorsed as follows:
                F denoting “Failed” if the candidate is deemed to have failed the unit by that institution; or,
                W denoting “Withdrawn” if the candidate is deemed not to have failed the unit by that institution;
                provided that if the candidate is deemed not to have been effectively enrolled in the unit by that institution, the unit
                is deleted from the candidate’s record.
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PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 12
Generally renumber Rule 12 to be Rule 11 to reflect renumbering due to new Rule 1, and repeal of
Rules 7 and 9.

Amend reference in Rule 12(1): delete reference to 4(2)(b), refer instead to “Rule 5(2)”

Amend reference in Rule 12(1)(c): delete reference to “Rule 12(1)”and refer instead to “Rule 11(1)”.
This reflects renumbering of this Rule.

Repeal and delete reference to Rule 12(2): delete all of wording of Rule 12(2).

Amend references in Rule 12(3): delete references to “Rule 14” and “Rule 4” and replace with
references to “Rule 13” and “Rule 5” respectively, to reflect renumbering of Rules.

Renumber Rule 12(3) as Rule 12(2), to reflect renumbering due to repeal of Rule 12(2).

Renumber Rule 12(4) as Rule 12(3), to reflect renumbering due to repeal of Rule 12(2).

Amend reference in existing Rule 12(4)(a)(ii): delete reference to “Faculty providing the unit” and
replace with “Faculty in which the unit is offered”.

Renumber Rule 12(4)(b)(i) as Rule 12(4)(c) to enable easier reading.



POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 12
Proposed amendment of Rule 12(1): The reference to a Rule 4(2)(b) is broadened by the proposed
amendment to refer to all of existing Rule 4(2).

Rule 4(2)(b) only discusses changes of enrolment and does not mention whether it relates to enrolment in
a Program of Study or enrolment in a unit, or both.

Rule 4(2)(a) discusses the connected roles of the Academic Senate, designated Executive Dean, and
Executive Deans of other Faculties, and the governance of approvals for enrolment, and stipulates that
enrolment involves both Programs of Study and units.

It is therefore appropriate that Rule 12(1) be amended to relate discontinuation to the whole process and
scope of enrolment described in Rule 4(2).

Proposed repeal of Rule 12(2): Coursework Studies Section has advised that this provision has not been
used for a significant number of years and agrees that it is not necessary. There is also some concern that
the provision may conflict with current practices of maintaining an enrolment in cases where units have
been discontinued. Further, it is considered excessive to require that each and every application by
discontinued students be determined by the Academic Senate (they are generally dealt with by delegated
officers in Coursework Studies Section). It is recommended therefore that this Rule be repealed.
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EXISTING PROVISIONS FOR RULE 13 AND RULE 14
Exclusion From Enrolment
13. (1) A candidate who is taking an unduly long time to complete a course may be excluded from further enrolment in any
         units. For the purpose of this Rule, an unduly long time will be regarded as 10 years of effective enrolment.
    (2) A candidate who fails to meet the required minimum rate of progress in a Program of Study is excluded from further
        enrolment with an appeal process as outlined in Bachelor Degree Rule 15.
         For the purpose of this rule, minimum rate of progress is considered to be unsatisfactory at the end of an academic year if
        the student has attempted at least 36 credit points after 1 January 2006 with an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of less
        than 1.00 and in the year under consideration has a GPA of less than 1.00.

14. (1) A student who commenced candidature after 1 January 1987 for the degree of Bachelor of Legal Studies, the degree of
        Bachelor of Laws, or for a combined award including the Bachelor of Laws and who has failed to complete a unit
        prescribed by Academic Senate to be completed for this degree, after having been enrolled therein twice, is excluded from
        further enrolment in any units for the degree of Bachelor of Legal Studies or for the degree of Bachelor of Laws.

    (2) A student
      (a) who commenced candidature after 1 January 2000 for one of the following degrees
          All Bachelor degrees with the Diploma of Education
          Bachelor of Education (Primary)
          Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
          Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education); or
      (b) who commenced candidature after 1 January 2001 for the degree of Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Services)
          or for the degree Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education: Birth to School Age) and who has failed to
          complete a unit offered by the Faculty of Human Sciences after having been enrolled therein twice because of a failure
          in the practicum component of that unit, (these units are listed in the schedule of prescribed practicum units for the
          degrees listed above) is excluded from the degrees listed in Rule 14(2) and the Graduate Diploma in Education and the
          Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

    (3) A student who commenced candidature after 1 January 2001 in the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science degree who has
        failed to complete a unit prescribed for that degree (These units are listed in the schedule of prescribed units for the
        degree) after having been enrolled therein twice is excluded from the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science degree program.

    (4) A student who commenced candidature after 1 January 2005 for the Bachelor of Commerce –Accounting degree or for a
        combined degree award or double degree award including the Bachelor of Commerce–Accounting degree who has failed
        to complete ACCG200, ACCG201, ACCG250, ACCG251 or ACCG253 after having been enrolled therein twice is
        excluded from the Bachelor of Commerce–Accounting degree or the combined degree award or the double degree award
        including the Bachelor of Commerce–Accounting degree.

    (5) A student
      (a) who is excluded pursuant to Rule 14 will be permitted to apply for internal transfer to any other undergraduate program
          for which they are eligible or to be considered for admission to any other undergraduate program after making
          application through the Universities Admission Centre;
      (b) who is excluded pursuant to Rule 14 because of double failure in a prescribed unit and who was enrolled in a combined
          award or double degree program will be permitted to continue that part of the Program of Study that is not affected by
          the double failure in a prescribed unit as specified in the Bachelor Degree Rules or to be considered for admission to
          any other undergraduate program after making application through the Universities Admission Centre.




PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 13 AND RULE 14
Generally renumber Rule 13 to be Rule 12
Reflects renumbering of Rules due to insertion of new Rule 1 and repeal of Rules 7 and 9.


Repeal the second sentence of Rule 13(1), specifically, delete the following text:
“For the purpose of this Rule, an unduly long time will be regarded as 10 years of effective enrolment”.
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Repeal the second paragraph of Rule 13(2), specifically, delete the following text:
“For the purpose of this rule, minimum rate of progress is considered to be unsatisfactory at the end of an academic year if the
student has attempted at least 36 credit points after 1 January 2006 with an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of less than 1.00
and in the year under consideration has a GPA of less than 1.00.”


Amend reference in Rule 13(2): delete reference to “Rule 15” and replace with reference to “Rule 14”.
Reflects renumbering of Rules due to insertion of new Rule 1 and repeal of Rules 7 and 9.


Generally renumber Rule 14 to be Rule 13
Reflects renumbering of Rules due to insertion of new Rule 1 and repeal of Rules 7 and 9.


Amend names of awards in Rule 14(1): Remove the two references to the defunct award “Bachelor of
Legal Studies”. The remaining text should be worded as follows:
“(1)    A student who commenced candidature after 1 January 1987 for the degree of Bachelor of Laws, or for a combined award
including the Bachelor of Laws and who has failed to complete a unit prescribed by Academic Senate to be completed for this
degree, after having been enrolled therein twice, is excluded from further enrolment in any units for the degree of Bachelor of
Laws.”


Amend names of awards in Rule 14(2) where necessary: Conditional approval is sought such that, if
the University Council decides in late 2009 to modify, rename or discontinue (as part of the renewal
process for Awards to be offered in 2010) the bachelor awards in the Education discipline currently
mentioned in this Rule, the Rule text will be updated to reflect the exact formal name(s) of those awards.


Amend Rule 14(2)(b): change the reference in the text to “Rule 14(2)” to refer instead to “Rule 13(2)”.
This reflects renumbering of Rule 14 to be Rule 13.


Repeal Rule 14(3): delete the entire text of this provision.


Amend names of awards and units in Rule 14(4) where necessary: Conditional approval is sought
such that, if the University Council decides in late 2009 to modify, rename or discontinue (as part of the
renewal process for Awards to be offered in 2010) the bachelor Accounting awards and the Accounting
units currently mentioned in this Rule, the Rule will be amended to reflect the exact formal name(s) of
those awards.


Amend Rule 14(5)(a) and 14(5)(b): delete references to “Rule 14” in each case, and replace with
references to “Rule 13” in each case.



POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 13 AND RULE 14
Proposed amendment of Rule 13(1):
The Rule appropriately provides for exclusion of students taking an unduly long time, but it is
recommended that the actual number of years (10) which is regarded as the criterion for exclusion should
be removed from the Rule. The criterion should instead be stated in an appropriate University policy
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where staff and students can better access, understand and apply it, and where it can be altered if
necessary as the University’s programs evolve. Inclusion in a policy would need to be approved by
Academic Senate, if it has not already been, by 1 January 2010 when the proposed Rule
amendment would come into effect.

Proposed amendment of Rule 13(2):
Similar rationale to the proposed amendment of Rule 13(1) above. Rule 13(2) appropriately provides for
exclusion of students who do not meet the minimum rate of progress, but it is recommended that the
given value and procedure for calculating of the Grade Point Average as the criterion for exclusion should
be removed from the Rule. The criterion should instead be stated in an appropriate University policy
where staff and students can better access, understand and apply it, and where it can be altered if
necessary as the University’s programs evolve. Inclusion in a policy would need to be approved by
Academic Senate, if it has not already been, by 1 January 2010 when the proposed Rule
amendment would come into effect.

Proposed amendment of Rule 14(1):
The existing Rule provides for exclusion of students from undergraduate Law programs if they have
not completed a unit after two enrolments. Macquarie Law School has advised that one of the degrees
mentioned in the Rule, the Bachelor of Legal Studies, has been a defunct award for some time, it is
not open to new admissions, and there are no remaining cohorts of it enrolled at the University. It appears
it used to be offered as the award appropriate for students undertaking a Bachelor or Laws program by
distance delivery mode and that it was intended to reflect a notion that the external mode was inferior to
internal students (who, by contrast, were admitted to the Bachelor of Laws award). This notion is
thoroughly outdated, and the external mode is firmly established with the same standing in the legal
profession as the internal mode. It is therefore appropriate to delete the reference to Bachelor of Legal
Studies in this Rule, but maintain the Rule with regard to the ongoing Bachelor of Laws and with
regard to combined programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Laws.


Conditional approval by University Council of names of awards in Rule 14:
The proposed amendment of the names of Education awards in Rule 14(2) will await and be
conditional on the University Council’s approval of names of Education awards being offered in 2010, if
any such award changes are made.
Similarly, the proposed of amendment of the names of Accounting awards and units in Rule 14(4)
will await and be conditional on the University Council’s approval of names of Accounting awards being
offered in 2010, if any such award changes are made.


Proposed repeal of Rule 14(3):
The existing Rule provides for exclusion of Chiropractic students if they have not completed a unit
after two enrolments. The Faculty of Science has advised that Rule 14(3) should not be maintained. The
Faculty advises that students can still transfer to a science program anyway if they are failing, and it tends
to be the non-chiropractic elements (eg. chemistry units) of the Chiropractic Program of Study which they
are failing. In other words, such exclusions have more relevance to the Faculty of Science than to the
Chiropractic discipline per se. Since the University still has the general requirement of needing approval
for a third time enrolment, the Faculty considers that it still maintains some control over the matter if
this Rule is repealed. Although Chiropractic is not the only program with such a rule, the Faculty
considers that repealing it with regard to this discipline will bring the Chiropractic Program of Study
more into line with the rest of the University.
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EXISTING PROVISION FOR RULE 15
Appeals
15. (1) A candidate who is excluded pursuant to Rule 13 or Rule 14 may appeal to the Academic Senate. The appeal is to be
submitted in writing to the Academic Registrar no later than the date specified by the Academic Registrar.
    (2) The Academic Senate shall establish the Academic Appeals Committee which may dismiss the appeal, determine that the
candidate may apply for permission to re-enrol after the expiration of one calendar year, or permit the candidate to re-enrol, and
may impose conditions upon such re-enrolment.
    (3) A candidate excluded pursuant to Rule 13 or Rule 14 may apply to re-enrol after the expiration of two calendar years
following such exclusion, or after the expiration of one calendar year if so determined pursuant to Rule 15. Any application for
permission to re-enrol after the expiration of the period of exclusion shall be determined by the Academic Senate. Any applicant
who is refused permission to enrol again pursuant to Rule 15 may appeal to the Academic Appeals Committee which may
determine the matter as it thinks fit.


PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 15
Generally renumber Rule 15 to be Rule 14

Amend Rule 15(1): delete reference “Rule 13 or Rule 14”. Replace with reference “Rule 12 and Rule 13”

Amend Rule 15(3): delete references to “Rule 13 or Rule 14” and to “Rule 15”, and replace with
references to “Rule 12 and Rule 13” and “Rule 14 respectively.


POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 15
There are no anticipated policy implications for the proposed amendments to Rule 15. They are all made
to reflect renumbering due to insertion of a new Rule 1 and deletion of repealed Rules 7 and 9.




EXISTING PROVISION FOR RULE 16
Enrolled in a Unit for the Third Time
16. (1) Except as provided in Rule 14, a candidate who has twice had a grade recorded for a unit offered by the University
pursuant to Rule 10 may not enrol again in that unit, except with the prior permission of the Executive Dean of the Faculty.
    (2) The Academic Senate may determine whether a Faculty is exempt from the application of Rule 16(1).
    (3) A candidate not permitted to enrol again in a unit may appeal to the Academic Appeals Committee which may determine
the matter as it thinks fit.


PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 16
Generally renumber Rule 16 to be Rule 15

Amend Rule 16(1): delete references to “Rule 14” and “Rule 10”, and replace with references to “Rule
13” and “Rule 9” respectively.

Amend wording of Rule 16(1): reword final phrase as follows:
“except with the prior permission of the Executive Dean of the Faculty in which the unit is offered.”

Amend Rule 16(2): delete reference to “Rule 16(1)”, and replace with reference to “Rule 15(1).


POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 16
No anticipated policy implications. The Rule is renumbered due to insertion and deletion of other rules.
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EXISTING PROVISION FOR RULE 17
Credit for Previous Study
17. (1) Where a candidate has qualified for a degree, diploma or certificate of the University or of any other university or other
tertiary institution or undertakes one or more units at another tertiary institution, other than as part of a Program of Study
pursuant to Rule 4, the candidate may be granted such credit as may be determined by the Academic Senate.
     (2) A student who was not a candidate for an award and who successfully completed one or more units from the Schedule of
Units of Study may, with the approval of the Academic Senate, be permitted to count that unit or units should the student be
subsequently accepted as a candidate under these Rules.


PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 17
Generally renumber Rule 17 to be Rule 16

Amend reference in Rule 17(1): delete reference to “Rule 4” and replace with “Rule 5”.

Amend reference in Rule 17(2): delete reference to “Schedule of Units of Study” and replace with
reference to “Schedule of Undergraduate Units”.


POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 17
There are no anticipated policy implications for the proposed changes to Rule 17.




EXISTING PROVISION FOR RULE 18
Not to Count for Credit
18. (1) A candidate may not count for credit towards any award under these Rules the credit points of a unit if the candidate has
already successfully completed a unit designated by the same unit code in the Schedule of Undergraduate Units.
    (2) Except with the approval of the Academic Senate, on the recommendation of the Executive Dean of the Faculty
concerned, a candidate may not count for credit towards any award under these rules the credit points in respect of a unit:
      (a) if the candidate has successfully completed and is counting for credit another unit designated in the Schedule of Units of
          Study as not to count for credit with that unit; or
      (b) if the candidate has been granted credit pursuant to Rule 17 for one or more units in a Program of Study at another
          tertiary institution, and has successfully completed in that program a unit which, in the opinion of the Executive Dean of
          the Faculty concerned, is a similar unit; or
      (c) where that unit is a 100-level unit and is designated by the Executive Dean of the Faculty concerned as an elementary or
          bridging unit, if the candidate has successfully completed, at any university or other tertiary institution or at Year 12
          standard in a secondary school, a unit which, in the opinion of the Executive Dean of the Faculty concerned, is a similar
          unit.
    (3) If two or more units are designated in the Schedule of Units of Study as not to count for credit with each other, a student
may include no more than one of these units in a Program of Study.




PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 18
Generally renumber Rule 18 to be Rule 17

Amend reference in Rule 18(2)(a): delete reference to “Schedule of Units of Study” and replace with
reference to “Schedule of Undergraduate Units”.

Amend reference in Rule 18(2)(b): delete reference to “Rule 17”, replace with reference to “Rule 16”.
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Amend reference in Rule 18(3): delete reference to “Schedule of Units of Study” and replace with
reference to “Schedule of Undergraduate Units”.



POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 18
Various parts of the Rule are proposed to be amended to fix the incorrect names for the Schedule of
Undergraduate Units.

Existing Rule 18(1) provides that units in the Schedule of Undergraduate units may not be credited if they
have the same code. This is appropriate, however there have been examples where students have sought
to credit work done in assignments such as essays for assessment activities in more than one unit.
Currently there is no provision in either the Rules or in a University policy (eg. Plagiarism) which
specifically prohibits this double crediting of submitted study material or participation in unit activities. It
would be advisable that the Senate consider inclusion of such a prohibition in a relevant policy, perhaps in
those relating to plagiarism or misconduct where this issues seems to be most directly related.




EXISTING PROVISION FOR RULE 19
University Medal
19. The Academic Senate, on the recommendation of the designated Executive Dean of the Faculty concerned, may award a
University Medal to a candidate who has obtained an honours degree of bachelor, or a degree of bachelor with honours, with
Honours Class I and has shown exceptional academic achievement.


PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 19
Generally renumber Rule 19 to be Rule 18


POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 19
There are no anticipated policy implications for the proposed changes to Rule 19.



EXISTING PROVISIONS FOR RULE 20 AND RULE 21
Saving Clause
20. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost) may, in extreme and unusual circumstances and on the recommendation of the
designated Executive Dean of the Faculty concerned, determine that an endorsement of W be recorded for a unit under
circumstances other than those specified in Rule 12.

21. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein contained, the Academic Senate may, in any exceptional case in which it
may deem it appropriate to do so, dispense with or suspend any requirements of or prescription by these rules. Any such action
by the Academic Senate is to be reported forthwith to the Council.
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PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 20 AND RULE 21
Amend Rule 20: delete “designated Executive Dean of the Faculty concerned, determine that an
endorsement of W be recorded for a unit under circumstances other than those specified in Rule 12”
and replace with
“Executive Dean of the Faculty in which a unit is offered, determine that an endorsement of W be
recorded for that unit under circumstances other than those specified in Rule 12”.

Generally renumber Rule 20 to be Rule 19

Generally renumber Rule 21 to be Rule 20



POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 20 AND RULE 21
Existing Rule 20 provides for the Provost to determine an endorsement for a unit in consultation with the
designated Executive Dean of a Faculty. However, a unit may offered in programs of study in more than
one Faculty. The proposed amendment therefore refers to an Executive Dean in the Faculty which offers
the unit, and therefore gives the Provost flexibility to consult with the appropriate Executive Dean in
relation to the Program of Study which the candidate is enrolled in.




EXISTING PROVISIONS FOR RULE 22 AND RULE 23
Deeming Provision
22. The Academic Senate may recommend the conferring of a degree of the University upon any person who has completed a
course of studies in another tertiary institution which the Academic Senate, on the recommendation of the Deputy Vice-
Chancellor (Provost), may from time to time deem to be the equivalent of a degree of this University.
23. The Coursework Studies Committee may declare that a candidate has completed the specified prescribed unit where other
work completed by the candidate is deemed by the designated Executive Dean of Faculty to be equivalent to the prescribed unit.


PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 22 AND RULE 23
Generally renumber Rule 22 to be Rule 21, and generally renumber Rule 23 to be Rule 22



POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 22 AND RULE 23
There are no anticipated policy implications for the proposed changes to Rule 22 and Rule 23.
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EXISTING PROVISION FOR RULE 24
Application of Rules
24. (1) These Rules shall apply from 1 January 2001 to new students enrolling for the first time in 2001 and subsequent years.
    (2) Candidates who were enrolled prior to 1 January 2001 must satisfy the Bachelor Degree Rules as set out in the Handbook
        of Undergraduate Studies 2001 unless the Academic Senate has approved a transfer of candidature to the Rules which
        apply from 1 January 2001.
    (3) Unless the Academic Senate determines otherwise, those candidates who have not met the requirements for the award of
        their degree by 31 December 2005 must meet the requirements of a Program of Study as set out in these Rules.




PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 24

THE INTENT AND GENERAL FORM OF THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENTS TO RULE 24 WERE
ENDORSED BY THE SENATE AND APPROVED BY THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL IN JUNE 2009.

FURTHER TO THIS APPROVAL, CLAUSES (2), (9) AND (10) WERE REDRAFTED TO ADDRESS
SOME INADEQUACES AND TO FULLY EFFECT THE DECISIONS OF SENATE AND COUNCIL
REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW CURRICULUM OVER THE NEXT 3-4 YEARS.
THIS REDRAFTING DOES NOT CHANGE THE ORIGINAL POLICY RATIONALE WHICH
SENATE ENDORSED (SEE BELOW).

THESE UPDATED PROVISIONS FOR THIS RULE ARE INTENDED TO REPLACE THE
PREVIOUS VERSION CONSIDERED IN JUNE 2009 AND, IF APPROVED, WILL SUPERCEDE
THAT PREVIOUS AMENDMENT AND TAKE EFFECT ON 1 JANUARY 2010.


UPDATED AMENDMENTS TO BE ENDORSED:

Generally renumber Rule 24 to be Rule 23.

Delete entire text of Rule 24 and replace with the following wording:
Application of Rules
23. (1) From 1 January 2010, all undergraduate programs of study and awards offered up to 2009 will cease to be offered to
        new admissions.

    (2) Students who were enrolled before 1 January 2010 will

         (a) be able to continue in their old Program of Study until 31 December 2012, and will then be transferred by default
             to a Program of Study offered from 1 January 2013 where they are eligible to be admitted to that Program of
             Study, and

         (b) until 31 December 2012 will be able to qualify for an Award under a Program of Study which was offered for new
             admissions when or after they initially enrolled.

    (3) Students who were enrolled before 1 January 2010 may apply to transfer to a new Program of Study, for which they are
        eligible to be admitted, before the default transfer date of 1 January 2013.

    (4) Any student who transfers to a different Program of Study must consult with an academic advisor in their Faculty prior
        to their transfer regarding the implications of the transfer on their ability to qualify for any particular Award.

    (5) Where a student transfers into a Program of Study, any units completed by that student before the transfer may be
        credited toward qualifying for an Award if the Program of Study for that Award includes such units.
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    (6) Where a student applies to transfer to another Program of Study or is transferred by default, and where that student is
        eligible to transfer to more than one Program of Study, the student may nominate which Program of Study they wish to
        be transferred to, or if they do not make such a nomination the University may nominate a Program of Study for them.

    (7) From 1 January 2010, students who fail to meet the requirements for minimum progress towards their Award, as
        defined by the Bachelor Degree Rules and by any policies determined by the Senate, and students who are returning
        from an absence from study of 12 months or more for any reason, will only be eligible to apply for readmission to a
        Program of Study which is offered for new admissions at the time of that application.

    (8) Students who are approved to transfer or are transferred by default to a Program of Study which is offered from 1
        January 2010 or later, may not subsequently apply to transfer back to a Program of Study which was offered before 1
        January 2010.

    (9)    (a) Students in the following categories must satisfy all the requirements of the Program of Study applying to the
               Award for which they intend to qualify:

                (i)     students who initially enrol in a Program of Study on 1 January 2010 or later;
                (ii)    students who transfer voluntarily to a Program of Study on 1 January 2010 or later;
                (iii)   students who are transferred by default to a Program of Study on 1 January 2013 or later, and
                (iv)    students who are admitted to a new Program of Study as a consequence of being readmitted on any date
                        later than 1 January 2010.

           (b) Students in the categories described by (9)(a) may not qualify for an Award under Programs of Study offered
               before 2010.

           (c) (i)      Students in category (9)(a)(i) may only qualify for an Award under a Program of Study which was offered
                        for new admissions when or after they initially enrolled.

                (ii) Students in categories (9)(a)(ii), (iii) and (iv) may only qualify for an Award under a Program of Study
                     which was offered for new admissions when or after they transferred voluntarily, were transferred, or were
                     readmitted.

    (10) For the purposes of Rule 23(9) students who transfer voluntarily or are transferred into a new Program of Study will not
         be required to fulfil the People unit and Planet unit requirements of that Program of Study as stipulated in Schedule 2
         and Schedule 5 of these Rules if they otherwise qualify for an Award before 1 January 2014, and the Academic Senate
         may also stipulate exemptions to other requirements for students who otherwise qualify for an Award before 1 January
         2014.




POLICY RATIONALE FOR AMENDMENTS TO RULE 24
Key policy considerations for the transition to the New Curriculum
Issue: What is the optimal length for a transitional period which will:
(i) best encourage uptake of Macquarie University’s New Curriculum offered from 2010, by both new
    students in 2010 and students commencing Programs of Study before 2010;
(ii) minimise the resources and administrative complexity required to phase in the new Programs of
     Study and phase out old Programs; and
(iii) minimise the risk of student appeals against additional Program of Study requirements or other
      changes which are imposed on students enrolled in old Programs.


The amendment of Bachelor Degree Rule 24
A provision has been developed by the Bachelor Degree Rules Working Group of Academic Programs
Committee, in consultation with the INC Transition group, the Registrar, the Dean of Students, and other
stakeholders, to give effect to the following:
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(i) immediate entry to new programs for new students from 1 January 2010 onwards, with NO
    exemption from People and Planet requirements, and

(ii) compulsory transfer of pre-2010 students to new programs on 1 January 2013, but exempt these
     transferred students from People and Planet requirement if they qualify to graduate before 1 January
     2014, and

(iii) pre-2010 students will still have the option of doing People and Planet units if they transfer to new
      Programs, but these units will be compulsory if they are still enrolled after 1 January 2014.


This provision has been recommended in pursuit of the following policy objectives:

   Sufficient lead time for current students. The provision allows most pre-2010 students in old 3, 4
    or 5 year programs to graduate before a compulsory 3 year transfer date. However, highly structured
    single programs (eg. Law), double programs, combined programs, and part time programs will have a
    large number of students still enrolled at this date and they are very sensitive to any increase in
    program requirements (addressed in next point).

   Facilitated by partial exemptions. This provision is superior to a 3 year transition with no
    exemptions, as it significantly reduces objections by pre-2010 students to additional requirements in
    programs. The biggest issue is the People and Planet requirement, and this provision would exempt
    that requirement for those who qualify to graduate before 1 January 2014 (ie. 3 year transition to
    general requirements of the new programs, but 4 year transition to People and Planet requirement if
    still enrolled at 1 Jan 2014).

   Facilitating the voluntary transfer of the tail of pre-2010 students. So far, the University has been
    relying on a communication strategy being developed by the INC groups and on the attractiveness of
    the new program structures to encourage pre-2010 students to voluntarily transfer into the new
    curriculum. These measures would be significantly enhanced by a transition rule which removes
    structural barriers to transfer. Managing the additional requirements of People and Planet units would
    be one of the biggest drawbacks to students who are considering the benefits of voluntarily
    transferring to revitalised programs in the new curriculum – so, making the People and Planet
    requirement optional will facilitate those voluntary transfers for pre-2010 students who will be
    graduating any time up to the third year of the transition, and would also allow more flexibility for
    those who are transferred by default in the fourth year of the transition phase. In the fifth year and
    beyond, all students will be in the new programs and there will be no university-wide exemptions
    from People and Planet.

   Minimising appeals and associated administrative costs. Giving these exemptions to People and
    Planet during the fourth year of the transition tends to balance the risk of appeals (and potentially a
    class action in the Courts) by students objecting to new requirements imposed on their old programs.
    A transition of three years with no fourth year of People and Planet exemptions was considered in
    order to reduce the complexity of managing several cohorts with several different general
    requirements on their programs, but the administrative cost saving from this would likely be negated
    by the increased cost of responding to appeals from students objecting to People and Planet
    requirements in the fourth year.

   Systems requirements. Setting 1 January 2013 as the date for general transition, and 1 January 2014
    as the date or People and Planet requirement to commence for pre-2010 students is likely to be
    feasible in the technical updates of the administrative systems for the new curriculum.
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   Does not undermine the New Curriculum. This provision has People and Planet units REQUIRED
    for all new students admitted to Programs of Study from 2010 or later, and for students who have
    unsatisfactory progress or have been absent for 12 months of more and are applying for re-admission
    (these are effectively new admissions, consistent with current policy & rules). The exemption
    provision does not aim to undermine the spirit of the New Curriculum – rather, through the
    exemptions, it encourages students to transfer from old programs to the new ones and allows them to
    choose to take up People and Planet units if they wish to in advance of the compulsory transfer date,
    so that they merge with the cohorts in the New Curriculum as much as possible.

   Participation units. Clause (10) of these transition provisions specifies the exemption for People and
    Planet units, but does not mention exemption from the Participation unit requirement. The
    Participation unit requirement will be introduced in 2012 for cohorts beginning in that year or
    beyond. So, there is no need at this time to consider an exemption for pre-2010 students from
    Participation units in the same sense as for People and Planet units. In a more general sense, however,
    it will be difficult to predict every detailed outcome of the transition to the new curriculum and also
    what new academic content and implementation issues may evolve in the University’s policies over
    the next 3-4 years. Therefore, flexibility is deliberately built into clause (10) by providing that the
    Senate may stipulate further exemptions for students who qualify for an Award before 1 January 2014
    (ie. the end of the 4 year transition period) – and the Senate may or may not elect to exercise this
    authority, depending on how it views the circumstances for students over the next 3-4 years.

   Need to close loophole of students qualifying for non-current awards. Currently students who
    complete units which satisfy the requirements of a program can apply to graduate with any Award
    which that program qualifies them for. The University has a long list of Awards which have not been
    open for new admissions but which continue to be listed in the Bachelor Degree Rules as available for
    students to qualify for. There is a steady but small stream of students each year who complete the
    outdated and possibly less onerous sets of units to qualify for defunct awards, which is inconsistent
    with the notion of curriculum renewal and graduate competitiveness. Even more serious is the impact
    which this loophole may have on the large scale transition to the new curriculum from 2010 onwards.
    Potentially, many students could complete the units required under their pre-2010 program and apply
    to qualify for graduation without completing requirements which the new curriculum has brought
    forward as valid elements for contemporary graduates. This scenario includes students who may
    voluntarily transfer to a new program to gain its benefits, and students who are transferred by default
    on 1 January 2014, all of whom could circumvent the requirement to complete People, Planet, Majors
    and Capstone units, by graduating under pre-2010 programs which did not have these requirements.
    Clauses (1), (2), (9) and (10) in this new rule are designed to limit qualification for graduation only to
    Programs of Study and Awards which students are enrolled in or which were open for new
    admissions when the student initially enrolled or later. Defunct Programs of Study and Awards would
    sit outside this definition. This measure does not affect the University Council’s existing general
    power to determine or modify which Awards may be conferred on candidates, nor does it limit the
    University’s ability to exercise the Deeming authority and Saving authority in the Bachelor Degree
    Rules to deal with special, unforeseen, or unresolvable circumstances.


In summary, the proposed provisions of this transition Rule aim to:

    -   maximise the pedagogical benefits from uptake of the new curriculum,
    -   reduce the tail of pre-2010 students in old programs,
    -   reduce the administrative cost of running parallel old and new programs,
    -   reduce the complexity of assessing the eligibility of pre-2010 students to graduate, and
    -   reduce the potential for appeals by compulsorily transferred students.
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 5. FORM AND CONTENT OF THE NEW SCHEDULES TO THE RULES

SCHEDULE OF BACHELOR AWARDS CURRENTLY OPEN FOR NEW
ADMISSIONS (schedule published in Handbook of Undergraduate Studies)
Insert list of Awards, as approved by University Council. Group under the following headings:
      Part 1 – Single Degrees
      Part 2 – Double Degrees
      Part 3 – Combined Degrees
      Part 3 – Honours Degrees



SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS OF STUDY CURRENTLY OPEN FOR
ADMISSION (schedule published in Handbook of Undergraduate Studies)
Insert list of Programs of Study, with accompanying General Requirements, and with their
Qualifying Majors, as approved by the Academic Senate.



SCHEDULE OF MAJORS (schedule published in Handbook of Undergraduate Studies)
Insert list of majors, as approved by the Academic Senate.



SCHEDULE OF UNDERGRADUATE UNITS
(schedule published in Handbook of Undergraduate Studies)

Insert list of undergraduate units, as approved by the Academic Senate.



SCHEDULE OF PEOPLE UNITS AND PLANET UNITS
(schedule published in Handbook of Undergraduate Studies)

Insert criteria for selection of People units and Planet units in Part 1 of this Schedule, as approved
by the Academic Senate.

The criteria listed below (applying from 1 January 2010) have already been endorsed by Senate in June
2009. Since that decision, the words “or Qualifying Major” have also been inserted into criterion (1)(i), to
more accurately reflect the intent of both the White Paper – Review of Academic Programs” and the
Academic Senate’s endorsement of the general form of these criteria (ie. no change in policy as result of
the inserted text in the clause).
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PART 1 OF SCHEDULE – CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF PEOPLE UNITS AND PLANET UNITS

(1) To satisfy the requirements of Rule 5(5) of the Bachelor Degree Rules, a Program of Study for a single Award must include:

     (i) one unit taken from Part 2 of this Schedule and one unit taken from Part 3 of this Schedule, and
     (ii) one of those units must be taken outside the Department administering the Program of Study or Qualifying Major
          which the student is admitted to, and the other such unit must be taken outside the Faculty administering the Program
          of Study or Qualifying Major which the student is admitted to.

(2) To satisfy the requirements of Rule 5(5) of the Bachelor Degree Rules, a Program of Study for a Combined Award, Double
    Award or concurrent Award must include:
    (i) one unit taken from Part 2 of this Schedule and one unit taken from Part 3 of this Schedule, and
    (ii) those units must be taken in two different Faculties.

(3) Where any additional criteria for selection of People units and/or Planet units are stipulated in the Schedule of Programs of
    Study, these criteria supercede the criteria in this Schedule of People units and Planet units in relation to the Programs of
    Study in which they appear, and only do so to the extent that they are inconsistent with this Schedule of People units and
    Planet units.

(4) Units which are designated by the Schedule of Programs of Study as required to qualify for an Award and/or units which are
    credited to qualify for a major in an Award may not be credited for the purpose of satisfying the People unit or Planet unit
    requirements for that Award.

(5) A student must satisfy any prerequisites or corequisites prescribed for a People unit or Planet unit in order to enrol in that
    unit.

(6) A student may apply for Credit for Previous Study with regard to satisfying the requirements for a People unit or Planet unit.

(7) Unless it contravenes criterion (3) in this Schedule, the University may deem a unit to be substantially the same in content to
    a specific People unit or Planet unit, and in that case that unit may be credited towards the People unit or Planet unit
    requirement, as appropriate, in the Program of Study which the student is admitted to.




Insert list of People units in Part 2 of this Schedule, as approved by the Academic Senate:

PART 2 OF SCHEDULE – PEOPLE UNITS

             UNIT CODE                      UNIT TITLE                   DEPARTMENT                       FACULTY
                                                                        OFFERING UNIT                   OFFERING UNIT




Insert list of Planet Units in Part 3 of this Schedule, as approved by the Academic Senate:

PART 3 OF SCHEDULE – PLANET UNITS

             UNIT CODE                      UNIT TITLE                   DEPARTMENT                       FACULTY
                                                                        OFFERING UNIT                   OFFERING UNIT
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                        6. BACHELOR DEGREE RULES BEFORE
                       TRANCHE 1 & TRANCHE 2 AMENDMENTS

Awards
1. (1) There shall be the following awards which may be conferred by the Council on candidates who have been deemed by the
Academic Senate to have complied with these Rules:
   the degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA);
   the degree of Bachelor of Arts – Psychology (BA – Psych);
   the degree of Bachelor of Arts – Psychology with the degree of Bachelor of Health (BA – Psych BHlth);
   the degree of Bachelor of Applied Finance (BAppFin);
   the degree of Bachelor of Applied Finance with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (BAppFin BCom);
   the degree of Bachelor of Applied Finance with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting (BAppFin BCom –
   Accg);
   the degree of Bachelor of Applied Finance with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Actuarial Studies (BAppFin BCom –
   Act Stud);
   the degree of Bachelor of Applied Finance with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Marketing (BAppFin BCom – Mktg);
   the degree of Bachelor of Applied Finance with the degree of Bachelor of Economics (BAppFin BEc);
   the degree of Bachelor of Biotechnology (BBiotech);
   the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA);
   the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (International Studies) (BBA (International Studies));
   the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with the degree of Bachelor of Arts (BBA BA);
   the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with the degree of Bachelor of Arts – Psychology (BBA BA – Psych);
   the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (BBA BCom);
   the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with the degree of Bachelor of Computing and Information Systems (BBA
   BCIS);
   the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with the degree of Bachelor of Economics (BBA BEc);
   the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with the degree of Bachelor of Information Technology (BBA BIT);
   the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with the degree of Bachelor of Science (BBA BSc);
   the degree of Business and Retail Management (BBusRetMgt);
   the degree of Bachelor of Business, Hospitality and Tourism (BBHT);
   the degree of Bachelor of Business – Event Management (BB – EM);
   the degree of Bachelor of Business – Hospitality Management (BB – HM);
   the degree of Bachelor of Business – International Tourism (BB – IT);
   the degree of Bachelor of Chiropractic Science (BChiroSc);
   the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (BCom);
   the degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting (BCom – Accg);
   the degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Actuarial Studies (BCom –
   Accg BCom – ActStud);
   the degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Actuarial Studies (BCom – Act Stud);
   the degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Marketing (BCom – Mktg);
   the degree of Bachelor of Commerce with the degree of Bachelor of Economics (BCom BEc);
   the degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Actuarial Studies with the degree of Bachelor of Science (BCom – Act Stud BSc);
   the degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Actuarial Studies with the degree of Bachelor of Economics (BCom – Act Stud BEc);
   the degree of Bachelor of Community Management (BCM);
   the degree of Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS);
   the degree of Bachelor of Computing and Information Systems (BCIS);
   the degree of Bachelor of Creative Arts (BCA);
   the degree of Bachelor of Creative Arts (International) (BCA (International));
   the degree of Bachelor of eBusiness (BeBus);
   the degree of Bachelor of Economics (BEc);
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the degree of Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) (BEd (EC));
the degree of Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) (BEd (ECE));
the degree of Bachelor of Education (Primary) (BEd (Prim));
the degree of Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (BEd (Sec));
the degree of Bachelor of Education (TESOL) (BEd (TESOL));
the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (BE);
the degree of Bachelor of Engineering with the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BE BBA);
the degree of Bachelor of Engineering with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (BE BCom);
the degree of Bachelor of Engineering with the degree of Bachelor of Science (BE BSc);
the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications) (BE (Tele));
the degree of Bachelor of Environmental Science (BEnvSc);
the degree of Bachelor of Environmental Management (BEnvMgmt);
the degree of Bachelor of Health (BHlth);
the degree of Bachelor of Human Resource Management (BHRM);
the degree of Bachelor of Information Systems (BIS);
the degree of Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT);
the degree of Bachelor of International Communication (BIntCom);
the degree of Bachelor of International Business (BIntBus);
the degree of Bachelor of International Studies (BIntStud);
the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB);
the degree of Bachelor of Legal Studies (BLegS);
the degree of Bachelor of Marine Science (BMarSc);
the degree of Bachelor of Media (BMedia);
the degree of Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedScs);
the degree of Bachelor of Music and Media Studies (BMus Media Stud);
the degree of Bachelor of Optical Technology (BOptTech);
the degree of Bachelor of Planning (BPlan);
the degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc);
the degree of Bachelor of Science with the degree of Bachelor of Arts (BSc BA)
the degree of Bachelor of Science – Psychology (BSc – Psych);
the degree of Bachelor of Science – Psychology (Hons) (BSc – Psych (Hons));
the degree of Bachelor of Science – Psychology with the degree of Bachelor of Health (BSc – Psych BHlth);
the degree of Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc);
the degree of Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences (BSpHearingSc);
the degree of Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to School Age) (BTeach (BS));
the degree of Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) (BTeach (EC));
the degree of Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Services) (BTeach (ECS));
the degree of Bachelor of Technology (Analytical Chemistry) (BTech (Analytical Chemistry));
the degree of Bachelor of Technology (Atmospheric Science) (BTech (AtmosSc));
the degree of Bachelor of Technology (Biotechnology) (BTech (Biotech));
the degree of Bachelor of Technology (Environmental Geochemistry) (BTech (EnvGeo));
the degree of Bachelor of Technology (Exploration Geoscience) (BTech (ExpGeo));
the degree of Bachelor of Technology (Information and Communications Systems) (BTech (ICSys));
the degree of Bachelor of Technology (Optoelectronics) (BTech (Optoel));
the degree of Bachelor of Technology (Telecommunications) (BTech (Telecomm));
the degree of Bachelor of Arts with the Diploma of Education (BA DipEd);
the degree of Bachelor of Arts – Psychology with the Diploma of Education (BA – Psych DipEd);
the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with the Diploma of Education (BBA DipEd);
the degree of Bachelor of Commerce with the Diploma of Education (BCom DipEd);
the degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting with the Diploma of Education (BCom – Accg DipEd);
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the degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Actuarial Studies with the Diploma of Education (BCom – Act Stud DipEd);
the degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Marketing with the Diploma of Education (BCom – Mktg DipEd);
the degree of Bachelor of Economics with the Diploma of Education (BEc DipEd);
the degree of Bachelor of Science with the Diploma of Education (BSc DipEd);
the degree of Bachelor of Science – Psychology with the Diploma of Education (BSc – Psych DipEd);
the degree of Bachelor of Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BA LLB);
the degree of Bachelor of Arts – Psychology with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BA – Psych LLB);
the degree of Bachelor of Applied Finance with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BAppFin LLB);
the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BBA LLB);
the degree of Bachelor of Commerce with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BCom LLB);
the degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BCom – Accg LLB);
the degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Actuarial Studies with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BCom – Act Stud LLB);
the degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Marketing with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BCom – Mktg LLB);
the degree of Bachelor of Economics with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BEc LLB);
the degree of Bachelor of Environmental Science with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BEnvSc LLB);
the degree of Bachelor of Environmental Management with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BEnvMgmt LLB);
the degree of Bachelor of Information Systems with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BIS LLB);
the degree of Bachelor of Information Technology with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BIT LLB);
the degree of Bachelor of International Studies with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BIntStud LLB);
the degree of Bachelor of Media with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BMedia LLB);
the degree of Bachelor of Science with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BSc LLB);
the degree of Bachelor of Science – Psychology with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BSc – Psych LLB);
the degree of Bachelor of Social Science with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BSocSc LLB);
the degree of Bachelor of Science with the Diploma of Chemistry in Industry (BSc DipChemInd);
the honours degree of Bachelor of Ancient History (BAncHist (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Arts – Psychology (BA – Psych (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Applied Finance (BAppFin (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Commerce (BCom (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting (BCom – Accg (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Actuarial Studies (BCom – Act Stud (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Marketing (BCom – Mktg (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Computing and Information Systems (BCIS (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Creative Arts – (BCA (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Economics (BEc (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) (BEd (ECE) (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Environmental Management (BEnvMgmt (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Environmental Science (BEnvSc (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Health (BHlth (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Human Resource Management (BHRM (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of International Business (BIntBus (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Marine Science (BMarSc (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Media (BMedia (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedScs (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Optical Technology (BOptTech (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Psychology (BPsych (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc (Hons));
the honours degree of Bachelor of Science – Psychology (BSc – Psych (Hons));
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    the honours degree of Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc (Hons));
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences (BSpHearingSc (Hons));
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Technology (Analytical Chemistry) (BTech (Hons) (Analytical Chemistry));
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Technology (Atmospheric Science) (BTech (Hons) (AtmosSc));
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Technology (Biotechnology) (BTech (Hons) (Biotech));
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Technology (Environmental Geochemistry) (BTech (Hons) (EnvGeo));
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Technology (Exploration Geoscience) (BTech (Hons) (ExpGeo));
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Technology (Information and Communications Systems) (BTech (Hons) (ICSys));
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Technology (Optoelectronics) (BTech (Hons) (Optoel));
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Arts with the Diploma of Education (BA (Hons) DipEd);
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Arts – Psychology with the Diploma of Education (BA – Psych (Hons) DipEd);
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with the Diploma of Education (BBA (Hons) DipEd);
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Commerce with the Diploma of Education (BCom (Hons) DipEd);
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting with the Diploma of Education (BCom – Accg (Hons) DipEd);
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Economics with the Diploma of Education (BEc (Hons) DipEd);
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Science with the Diploma of Education (BSc (Hons) DipEd);
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Science – Psychology with the Diploma of Education (BSc – Psych (Hons) DipEd);
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BA (Hons) LLB);
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Arts – Psychology with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BA – Psych (Hons) LLB);
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BBA (Hons) LLB);
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Commerce with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BCom (Hons) LLB);
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BCom – Accg (Hons)
    LLB);
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Actuarial Studies with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BCom – Act Stud
    (Hons) LLB);
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Commerce – Marketing with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BCom – Mktg (Hons)
    LLB);
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Economics with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BEc (Hons) LLB);
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Media with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BMedia (Hons) LLB);
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Science with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BSc (Hons) LLB);
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Science – Psychology with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BSc – Psych (Hons) LLB);
    the honours degree of Bachelor of Science with the Diploma of Chemistry in Industry (BSc (Hons) DipChemInd).

    (2) In no case shall any of the awards be conferred more than once on the same candidate.
    (3) Where, under these Rules, a candidate has qualified for more than one of the awards referred to in Rule 1(1), the
        candidate shall elect only one of such awards to be conferred.
    (4) A candidate who holds a Bachelor Degree or an Honours Bachelor Degree may, upon subsequent completion of the
        requirements for a combined award with that Bachelor Degree or Honours Bachelor Degree, elect to have the Diploma of
        Education, the Diploma of Chemistry in Industry or the Degree of Bachelor of Laws, as the case may be, conferred
        separately.
    (5) To qualify for an award referred to in Rule 1(1), a candidate must complete a Program of Study approved by the
        Academic Senate for that award, provided that the Academic Senate may determine the maximum number of credit points
        in which a candidate may enrol in one half year period.


Registration
2. (1) In these Rules, unless otherwise stated or implied, a designated Executive Dean of Faculty means the Executive Dean of
       the Faculty which the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost) has determined pursuant to Rule 2(2).
    (2) A candidate shall be enrolled for an award referred to in Rule 1(1) and shall be registered in a Faculty of the University
       as determined by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost).
    (3) A candidate may, under conditions determined by the Academic Senate, change the award for which they are enrolled.
    (4)(a)Where a candidate is enrolled in nine or more credit points in a study period, the candidate shall be designated as a
          full-time student;
         (b) Where a candidate is enrolled in less than nine credit points in a study period, the candidate shall be designated as a
          part-time student;
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       (c) Where a candidate’s total enrolment is in units which are classified external, that candidate shall be designated as an
         external student.


Schedules to the Rules
3. (1) The Academic Senate prescribes a Schedule of General Requirements for the awards specified in these Rules.

   (2) The Academic Senate prescribes a Schedule of Programs of Study approved for candidates seeking to qualify for an
       award under these Rules.

   (3) The Academic Senate prescribes a Schedule of Undergraduate Units approved as qualifying under these Rules.


Programs of Study
4. (1) A candidate shall select a Program of Study approved by Academic Senate pursuant to Rule 3(2) for the award for which
       the candidate is enrolled, and shall enrol in units to complete that Program.

   (2) Unless determined otherwise by resolution of Academic Senate:

     (a) a candidate’s selection of an approved Program of Study and enrolment in units to complete that Program of Study will
         require the approval of the designated Executive Dean of Faculty, or where the Academic Senate has so determined, the
         Executive Dean of another Faculty;

     (b)any subsequent change to a candidate’s enrolment will require the approval of the designated Executive Dean of Faculty,
         or where the Academic Senate has so determined, the Executive Dean of another Faculty.

   (3) A candidate who wishes to add an internal unit may do so only in the first two weeks of the study period. A candidate
       who wishes to add an external unit may do so only in the first week of the study period. No approval is required to add a
       unit within these time periods.


Honours Degrees
5. A candidate for an Honours degree shall meet the requirements for candidature as determined by the Academic Senate and
    shall undertake and satisfactorily complete an approved program of study.


Prerequisite Studies
6. (1) A candidate may not enrol in a unit unless the conditions for enrolment therein specified in the Schedule of Units of
    Study are satisfied or the Executive Dean of the Faculty providing the unit has granted permission for enrolment.

     (2) A candidate who has enrolled in a unit in breach of Rule 6(1) shall nevertheless be treated as a candidate enrolled in that
     unit for the purposes of Rules 11 and 12.

7. Repealed


Examinations
8. Examinations for a unit are conducted by such means as the Executive Dean of the Faculty in which the unit is offered
    determines.

9. Repealed


Grades
10. (1) Repealed

   (2) The grade of a candidate is recorded as follows:
                     HD High Distinction          denotes performance which meets all unit objectives in such an exceptional
                     way and with such marked excellence that it deserves the highest level of recognition
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                     D Distinction    denotes performance which clearly deserves a very high level of recognition as an
                     excellent achievement in the unit
                     Cr Credit        denotes performance which is substantially better than would normally be expected of
                     competent students in the unit
                     P Pass denotes performance which satisfies unit objectives
                     PC Conceded Pass             denotes performance which meets unit objectives only marginally
                     F Fail denotes performance which does not meet unit objectives

   (3) After considering the recommendation of the Executive Dean of the Faculty in which a unit is offered and having regard
       to the subject matter of the unit and to the method of teaching it, the Academic Senate may determine that the grades
       specified in Rule 10(2) are not appropriate to that unit. In this case, the grade of a candidate is recorded as follows:
                      Satisfactory (S) which indicates that the candidate has completed the unit satisfactorily; or
                     Fail (F) which indicates that the candidate has failed to complete the unit satisfactorily.

   (4) Where a candidate has undertaken a unit at another tertiary institution as part of the course, the grade for the candidate
       shall be recorded as follows:
                      Satisfactory (S) which indicates that the candidate has completed the unit satisfactorily; or
                     Fail (F) which indicates that the candidate has failed to complete the unit satisfactorily.

   (5) The Academic Senate may determine the range of scaled marks which apply to the grades referred to above.

   (6) Once a grade has been determined by the Academic Senate it shall not be changed except:

     (a) following an appeal by the student pursuant to the provisions set down by the Academic Senate; or

     (b) in exceptional circumstances, a change is approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost) on behalf of the Academic
         Senate or the Executive Dean of the Faculty in which the unit is offered, provided that the application for a change is
         submitted to the Academic Registrar not later than six weeks after the notification of examination results for the study
         period; or in exceptional circumstances, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost) may approve on behalf of the Academic
         Senate an application submitted at a later date but before the commencement of the next succeeding examination period.

   (7) Unless the Academic Senate otherwise determines,

     (a) a candidate who has completed satisfactorily the approved units for an Honours Degree may be awarded Honours Class
         I, Honours Class II Division 1, Honours Class II Division 2, Honours Class III;

     (b) a candidate who has, to the satisfaction of the Academic Senate, completed a program of study for the degree of
         Bachelor of Laws with outstanding merit may be awarded that degree with First Class or Second Class Honours;

     (c) a candidate who has, to the satisfaction of the Academic Senate, completed the program of study for the degree of
         Bachelor of Legal Studies with outstanding merit may be awarded that degree with First or Second Class Honours.

     (d) a candidate who has, to the satisfaction of the Academic Senate, completed a program of study for the degree of
         Bachelor of Engineering with outstanding merit may be awarded that degree with Honours Class I, Honours Class II
         Division 1 or Honours Class II Division 2.


Non-compliance With Unit Requirements
11. (1) Repealed

   (2) Where, notwithstanding a candidate’s failure to comply with the requirements, the candidate is not excluded, the
       Academic Senate may, on the recommendation of the Executive Dean of the Faculty in which the unit is provided, permit
       the candidate to meet the requirements for its satisfactory completion by such date as determined by the Executive Dean
       of Faculty. Satisfactory completion must not be later than 30 August in the same year for first-half year units and 30
       January in the succeeding year for second-half year and full-year units. In special circumstances, the Academic Senate, on
       the recommendation of the Executive Dean of Faculty, may determine a later date but before the commencement of the
       next succeeding regular examination period.
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Discontinuance of Studies
12. (1) Where a candidate is permitted to change the enrolment in units of study pursuant to Rule 4(2)(b) following application in
        writing to the Academic Registrar and such change includes discontinuance of a unit or units offered by the University, or
        where a candidate discontinues all the units enrolled:

     (a) the candidate is deemed not to have been effectively enrolled in a unit if they discontinue before the unit census date;

     (b) the candidate is deemed to have withdrawn from a unit if the candidate discontinues after the unit census date but
         (i) for units offered in University vacation periods, no later than seven days after the unit census date; and
         (ii) for all other units, no later than four weeks after the unit census date. In such cases, the candidate’s record is
              endorsed with the letter “W” denoting “Withdrawn”.

     (c) the candidate is deemed to have failed in any unit where the candidate’s discontinuance is other than as provided in
          clauses (a) or (b) in Rule 12(1). In such cases the candidate’s record is endorsed with the letter “F” denoting “Failed”. If
          a candidate claims that such discontinuance is due to unavoidable disruption, the candidate may report the
          circumstances in writing (supported by a medical certificate or other proper evidence) to the Academic Registrar,
          whereupon the Executive Dean of the Faculty providing any unit which the candidate has discontinued may determine
          that the candidate be not recorded as having failed in the unit and the candidate’s record is endorsed with the letter “W”
          denoting “Withdrawn”.

   (2) Subject to Rule 12(1), if a candidate has discontinued all the units in the course the candidate is not permitted to enrol
       again except with the permission of the Academic Senate.

   (3) A candidate whose record in a unit has been endorsed with the letter “W” or the grade “F” may, if the candidate has not
       been excluded therefrom pursuant to Rule 14, re-enrol in such unit in a later year provided that such enrolment is subject
       to the provision of Rule 4, including any limitation imposed upon the enrolment in that unit. A candidate re-enrolling
       shall not receive credit for any work previously performed in that unit.

   (4) For the purposes of this Rule:

     (a) a candidate may be deemed by the Academic Registrar to have discontinued:
         (i) all the units in the program of study if the candidate fails to confirm enrolment by the date specified by the
              Academic Registrar;
         (ii) any unit, if, in the opinion of the Executive Dean of the Faculty providing the unit, the candidate has abandoned that
              unit;

     (b) the effective date of discontinuance of a unit is the date of receipt by the Academic Registrar of written notification
         from the candidate, provided that in special cases the Academic Registrar may determine a different date.
         (i) Where a candidate discontinues a unit which was being undertaken at another tertiary institution as part of the
             program of study the candidate’s record is endorsed as follows:
             F denoting “Failed” if the candidate is deemed to have failed the unit by that institution; or,
             W denoting “Withdrawn” if the candidate is deemed not to have failed the unit by that institution;
             provided that if the candidate is deemed not to have been effectively enrolled in the unit by that institution, the unit
             is deleted from the candidate’s record.


Exclusion From Enrolment
13. (1) A candidate who is taking an unduly long time to complete a course may be excluded from further enrolment in any units.
        For the purpose of this Rule, an unduly long time will be regarded as 10 years of effective enrolment.

   (2) A candidate who fails to meet the required minimum rate of progress in a program of study is excluded from further
       enrolment with an appeal process as outlined in Bachelor Degree Rule 15.
        For the purpose of this rule, minimum rate of progress is considered to be unsatisfactory at the end of an academic year if
       the student has attempted at least 36 credit points after 1 January 2006 with an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of less
       than 1.00 and in the year under consideration has a GPA of less than 1.00.

14. (1) A student who commenced candidature after 1 January 1987 for the degree of Bachelor of Legal Studies, the degree of
     Bachelor of Laws, or for a combined award including the Bachelor of Laws and who has failed to complete a unit prescribed
     by Academic Senate to be completed for this degree, after having been enrolled therein twice, is excluded from further
     enrolment in any units for the degree of Bachelor of Legal Studies or for the degree of Bachelor of Laws.
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   (2) A student
     (a) who commenced candidature after 1 January 2000 for one of the following degrees
         All Bachelor degrees with the Diploma of Education
         Bachelor of Education (Primary)
         Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
         Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education); or

     (b) who commenced candidature after 1 January 2001 for the degree of Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Services)
         or for the degree Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education: Birth to School Age) and who has failed to
         complete a unit offered by the Faculty of Human Sciences after having been enrolled therein twice because of a failure
         in the practicum component of that unit, (these units are listed in the schedule of prescribed practicum units for the
         degrees listed above) is excluded from the degrees listed in Rule 14(2) and the Graduate Diploma in Education and the
         Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

     (3) A student who commenced candidature after 1 January 2001 in the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science degree who has
         failed to complete a unit prescribed for that degree (These units are listed in the schedule of prescribed units for the
         degree) after having been enrolled therein twice is excluded from the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science degree program.

   (4)    A student who commenced candidature after 1 January 2005 for the Bachelor of Commerce –Accounting degree or for
          a combined degree award or double degree award including the Bachelor of Commerce–Accounting degree who has
          failed to complete ACCG200, ACCG201, ACCG250, ACCG251 or ACCG253 after having been enrolled therein twice
          is excluded from the Bachelor of Commerce–Accounting degree or the combined degree award or the double degree
          award including the Bachelor of Commerce–Accounting degree.

   (5) A student
     (a) who is excluded pursuant to Rule 14 will be permitted to apply for internal transfer to any other undergraduate program
         for which they are eligible or to be considered for admission to any other undergraduate program after making
         application through the Universities Admission Centre;

     (b) who is excluded pursuant to Rule 14 because of double failure in a prescribed unit and who was enrolled in a combined
         award or double degree program will be permitted to continue that part of the program of study that is not affected by
         the double failure in a prescribed unit as specified in the Bachelor Degree Rules or to be considered for admission to
         any other undergraduate program after making application through the Universities Admission Centre.


Appeals
15. (1) A candidate who is excluded pursuant to Rule 13 or Rule 14 may appeal to the Academic Senate. The appeal is to be
        submitted in writing to the Academic Registrar no later than the date specified by the Academic Registrar.

  (2) The Academic Senate shall establish the Academic Appeals Committee which may dismiss the appeal, determine that the
      candidate may apply for permission to re-enrol after the expiration of one calendar year, or permit the candidate to re-
      enrol, and may impose conditions upon such re-enrolment.

  (3) A candidate excluded pursuant to Rule 13 or Rule 14 may apply to re-enrol after the expiration of two calendar years
      following such exclusion, or after the expiration of one calendar year if so determined pursuant to Rule 15. Any
      application for permission to re-enrol after the expiration of the period of exclusion shall be determined by the Academic
      Senate. Any applicant who is refused permission to enrol again pursuant to Rule 15 may appeal to the Academic Appeals
      Committee which may determine the matter as it thinks fit.


Enrolled in a Unit for the Third Time
16. (1) Except as provided in Rule 14, a candidate who has twice had a grade recorded for a unit offered by the University
     pursuant to Rule 10 may not enrol again in that unit, except with the prior permission of the Executive Dean of the Faculty.

   (2) The Academic Senate may determine whether a Faculty is exempt from the application of Rule 16(1).

     (3) A candidate not permitted to enrol again in a unit may appeal to the Academic Appeals Committee which may determine
     the matter as it thinks fit.
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Credit for Previous Study
17. (1) Where a candidate has qualified for a degree, diploma or certificate of the University or of any other university or other
        tertiary institution or undertakes one or more units at another tertiary institution, other than as part of a program of study
        pursuant to Rule 4, the candidate may be granted such credit as may be determined by the Academic Senate.

    (2) A student who was not a candidate for an award and who successfully completed one or more units from the Schedule of
        Units of Study may, with the approval of the Academic Senate, be permitted to count that unit or units should the student
        be subsequently accepted as a candidate under these Rules.


Not to Count for Credit
18. (1) A candidate may not count for credit towards any award under these Rules the credit points of a unit if the candidate has
        already successfully completed a unit designated by the same unit code in the Schedule of Undergraduate Units.

    (2) Except with the approval of the Academic Senate, on the recommendation of the Executive Dean of the Faculty
        concerned, a candidate may not count for credit towards any award under these rules the credit points in respect of a unit:

     (a) if the candidate has successfully completed and is counting for credit another unit designated in the Schedule of Units of
         Study as not to count for credit with that unit; or

     (b) if the candidate has been granted credit pursuant to Rule 17 for one or more units in a program of study at another
         tertiary institution, and has successfully completed in that program a unit which, in the opinion of the Executive Dean of
         the Faculty concerned, is a similar unit; or

     (c) where that unit is a 100-level unit and is designated by the Executive Dean of the Faculty concerned as an elementary or
         bridging unit, if the candidate has successfully completed, at any university or other tertiary institution or at Year 12
         standard in a secondary school, a unit which, in the opinion of the Executive Dean of the Faculty concerned, is a similar
         unit.

    (3) If two or more units are designated in the Schedule of Units of Study as not to count for credit with each other, a student
        may include no more than one of these units in a program of study.


University Medal
19. The Academic Senate, on the recommendation of the designated Executive Dean of the Faculty concerned, may award a
University Medal to a candidate who has obtained an honours degree of bachelor, or a degree of bachelor with honours, with
Honours Class I and has shown exceptional academic achievement.


Saving Clause
20. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost) may, in extreme and unusual circumstances and on the recommendation of the
designated Executive Dean of the Faculty concerned, determine that an endorsement of W be recorded for a unit under
circumstances other than those specified in Rule 12.

21. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein contained, the Academic Senate may, in any exceptional case in which it
may deem it appropriate to do so, dispense with or suspend any requirements of or prescription by these rules. Any such action
by the Academic Senate is to be reported forthwith to the Council.


Deeming Provision
22. The Academic Senate may recommend the conferring of a degree of the University upon any person who has completed a
course of studies in another tertiary institution which the Academic Senate, on the recommendation of the Deputy Vice-
Chancellor (Provost), may from time to time deem to be the equivalent of a degree of this University.

23. The Coursework Studies Committee may declare that a candidate has completed the specified prescribed unit where other
work completed by the candidate is deemed by the designated Executive Dean of Faculty to be equivalent to the prescribed unit.
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Application of Rules
24. (1) These Rules shall apply from 1 January 2001 to new students enrolling for the first time in 2001 and subsequent years.

   (2) Candidates who were enrolled prior to 1 January 2001 must satisfy the Bachelor Degree Rules as set out in the Handbook
       of Undergraduate Studies 2001 unless the Academic Senate has approved a transfer of candidature to the Rules which
       apply from 1 January 2001.

   (3) Unless the Academic Senate determines otherwise, those candidates who have not met the requirements for the award of
       their degree by 31 December 2005 must meet the requirements of a Program of Study as set out in these Rules.
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                          7. BACHELOR DEGREE RULES AFTER ALL
                           TRANCHE 1 & TRANCHE 2 AMENDMENTS

Interpretation and precedence of terms
1. (a) For the purposes of these Rules the following definitions will apply:
        (i)      “Award” means the Awards listed in the Schedule of Bachelor Awards Currently Open for New Admissions, or
                 Awards previously approved by the Council and published as part of these Rules.
        (ii)     “single Award” or “single Degree” mean each of the Awards listed in Part 1 of the Schedule of Bachelor
                 Awards Currently Open for New Admissions, of these Rules.
        (iii)    “Double Award” or “Double Degree” means each of the Double Awards listed in Part 2 of the Schedule of
                 Bachelor Awards Currently Open for New Admissions, of these Rules.
        (iv)     “Combined Award” or “Combined Degree” means each of the Combined Awards listed in Part 3 of the Schedule
                 of Bachelor Awards Currently Open for New Admissions, of these Rules, and may include combinations of non-
                 Bachelor Awards which are not listed in Schedules of these Rules with Bachelor Awards which are listed in
                 Schedules of these Rules.
        (v)      “concurrent Award” or “concurrent degree” means concurrent completion of two of the Awards listed in Part 1 of
                 the Schedule of Bachelor Awards Currently Open For New Admissions, of these Rules, and subject to the
                 Academic Senate or delegated authority approving:
                 (1) admission of the candidate to a second Program of Study, such that completion of the two Programs of Study
                     which the candidate is admitted to concurrently may qualify the candidate for each of the two Awards, and
                 (2) appropriate credit for previous study in the first Program of Study towards the second Program of Study.

        (vi)     “Honours Award” or “Honours Degree” means the Awards listed in Part 4 of the Schedule of Bachelor Awards
                 Currently Open for New Admissions, or Awards previously approved by the Council and published as part of
                 these Rules.

        (vii)    “Unit” means the units listed in the Schedule of Undergraduate Units of these Rules, or units offered in Honours
                 Awards .
        (viii)   “Program of Study” or “Program” means the Programs of Study listed in the Schedule of Programs of Study
                 Currently Open for New Admissions, of these Rules.
        (xi)     “Qualifying Major” means the Qualifying Majors prescribed in the Schedule of Programs of Study Currently
                 Open For New Admissions and/or prescribed in the Schedule of Majors, of these Rules.
        (x)      “Major” means the Majors listed in the Schedule of Majors, of these Rules.
        (xi)     “People Unit” means the People Units and accompanying criteria for selection as prescribed in the Schedule of
                 People Units and Planet Units, of these Rules.
        (xii)    “Planet Unit” means the Planet Units and accompanying criteria for selection as prescribed in the Schedule of
                 People Units and Planet Units, of these Rules.
        (xiii)   “Capstone Unit” means the units prescribed as Capstone Units in each Program of Study in the Schedule of
                 Programs of Study Currently Open for New Admissions, of these Rules.
        (xiv)    “Prerequisites” means the conditions which must be satisfied prior to a student’s enrolment in a unit.
        (xv)     “Corequisites” means the conditions which must be satisfied prior to or in the same period as a student’s
                 enrolment in a unit.
        (xvi)    “Not to Count for Credit” means a unit and the credit for that unit as defined by Rule 17.
        (xix)    “NCCW” has the same meaning and effect as the term “Not to Count for Credit”.
        (xx)     “Designated Executive Dean of Faculty” means the Executive Dean of the Faculty which the Deputy Vice
                 Chancellor (Provost) has determined pursuant to Rule 3(1).

  (e) Where any term used by the University or its agents in any publication, document or statement may be inconsistent with
      the terms or their definitions in Rule 1(a), the terms in Rule 1(a) are authoritative over all other sources and uses.
  (f)   Rules 1 to 24 and any Schedules published in the Calendar of Governance, Legislation and Rules have precedence over
        any use of terms or statements made in the Handbook of Undergraduate Studies, any publication of the University, or any
        statement by an agent of the University.
  (g) The University may from time to time publish amendments to the content and form of the Calendar of Governance,
      Legislation and Rules and of the Handbook of Undergraduate Studies on the University’s website, and in each such case
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       the content and form of those publications on the website supercedes the content and form of the same publications in
       printed form.


Awards
2. (1) The Council may confer Awards which are listed in the Schedule of Bachelor Awards Currently Open For New
       Admissions, or other Awards, on candidates who have been deemed by the Academic Senate to have complied with these
       Rules.

   (2) In no case shall any of the awards be conferred more than once on the same candidate.

   (3) Where, under these Rules, a candidate has qualified for more than one of the awards referred to in Rule 1(1), the
       candidate shall elect only one of such awards to be conferred.

   (4) A candidate who holds a Bachelor Degree or an Honours Bachelor Degree may, upon subsequent completion of the
       requirements for a Combined Award with that Bachelor Degree or Honours Bachelor Degree, elect to have the Diploma
       of Education, or the Degree of Bachelor of Laws, as the case may be, conferred separately.

   (5) Except as provided by Rule 2(4), a candidate’s admission to all awards ceases once their application to graduate under
       any Award is approved.

   (6) To qualify for an Award referred to in Rule 2(1), a candidate must complete a Program of Study approved by the
       Academic Senate for that Award.

   (7) The Academic Senate may determine the maximum number of credit points in which a candidate may enrol in one half
       year period.



Registration
3. (1) A candidate shall be enrolled for an award referred to in the Schedule of Bachelor Awards Currently Open For New
       Admissions and shall be registered in a Faculty of the University as determined by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost).

   (2) A candidate may, under conditions determined by the Academic Senate, change the award for which they are enrolled.

   (3)(a)Where a candidate is enrolled in nine or more credit points in a study period, the candidate shall be designated as a full-
          time student;
     (b) Where a candidate is enrolled in less than nine credit points in a study period, the candidate shall be designated as a
         part-time student;
     (c) Where a candidate’s total enrolment is in units which are classified external, that candidate shall be designated as an
         external student.


Schedules to the Rules
4. (1) The Council prescribes a Schedule of Bachelor Awards Currently Open For New Admissions under these Rules, and the
       Schedule is comprised of
       (i) Part 1 – Single Degrees
       (ii) Part 2 – Double Degrees
       (iii) Part 3 – Combined Degrees
       (iv) Part 4 – Honours Degrees

   (2) The Academic Senate prescribes a Schedule of Programs of Study Currently Open For New Admissions, approved for
       candidates seeking to qualify for an Award under these Rules.

   (3) The Academic Senate prescribes a Schedule of Majors.

   (4) The Academic Senate prescribes a Schedule of Undergraduate Units approved as qualifying under these Rules.
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     (5) (i) The Academic Senate prescribes a Schedule of People Units and Planet Units, approved as qualifying under these
             Rules.
          (ii) Within Part 1 of the Schedule stipulated in Rule 4(5)(i), the Senate prescribes criteria for the selection of People
                Units and Planet Units in a Program of Study where the Program of Study requires completion of such units.
          (iii) Within Part 2 of the Schedule stipulated in Rule 4(5)(i), the Senate prescribes People Units approved as qualifying
                under these Rules.
               (iv) Within Part 3 of the Schedule stipulated in Rule 4(5)(i), the Senate prescribes Planet Units approved as
               qualifying under these Rules.




Programs of Study
5. (1) A candidate shall select a Program of Study approved by Academic Senate pursuant to Rule 4(2) for the award for which
         the candidate is enrolled, and shall enrol in and complete units to satisfy the requirements of that Program of Study.

     (2) Unless determined otherwise by resolution of Academic Senate, a designated Dean of Faculty or delegated person may
         approve or refuse a candidate’s selection of Program of Study, Major, Units, People Units, Planet Units, or other
         selection made under Rule 5(1).

     (3) A candidate who wishes to add an internal unit may do so only in the first two weeks of the study period. A candidate
         who wishes to add an external unit may do so only in the first week of the study period.


(4) (a) Except where stipulated otherwise by Rule 23, if a candidate is admitted for the first time in a Program of Study, or is
        transferring or transferred by default to a Program of Study, on 1 January 2010 or later, the candidate is required to
        complete People units and Planet units if these are prescribed in the Program of Study in which they are admitted.
  (b) For the purposes of Rule 5(4)(a), the selection of People units and Planet units must be in accordance with the criteria and
       units stipulated in the Schedule of People units and Planet units of these Rules.


  (5) If a candidate is admitted for the first time in a Program of Study, or is transferring or transferred by default to a Program
      of Study, on 1 January 2010 or later, the candidate is required to complete a Capstone Unit if it is prescribed in the
      Program of Study in which they are admitted.


  (6) Except where stipulated otherwise by Rule 23, if a candidate is admitted for the first time in a Program of Study, or is
      transferring or transferred by default to a Program of Study, on 1 January 2012 or later, the candidate is required to
      complete a Participation Unit if it is prescribed in the Program of Study in which they are admitted.


  (7) A candidate who wishes to enrol in a unit or units in an institution other than Macquarie University and seek to credit
      completion of such units in a Program of Study prescribed by these Rules, may only do so with the approval of the
      designated Executive Dean of the Faculty administering that Program of Study, and must also comply with any policies or
      procedures made by the Academic Senate in accordance with Rule 10.


Honours Degrees
6. (1) A candidate for an Honours degree shall meet the requirements for candidature as determined by the Academic Senate
       and shall undertake and satisfactorily complete an approved Program of Study.

    (2) Except for the Awards of Bachelor of Psychology Honours and Bachelor of Ancient History Honours, Rule 5(1), Rule
        5(4), Rule 5(5) and Rule 5(6) will not apply for the purpose of satisfying the Honours requirements.
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Prerequisite Studies
7. (1) A candidate may not enrol in a unit unless the conditions for enrolment therein specified in the Schedule of
       Undergraduate Units are satisfied or the Executive Dean of the Faculty in which the unit is offered has granted permission
       for enrolment.

    (2) A candidate who has enrolled in a unit in breach of Rule 7(1) shall nevertheless be treated as a candidate enrolled in that
      unit for the purposes of Rules 10 and 11.


Examinations
8. (1) Examinations for a unit are conducted by such means as the Executive Dean of the Faculty in which the unit is offered
       determines, subject to Rule 8(2).
   (2) The Academic Senate may prescribe any matter relating to the means in which examinations are conducted within a
       Faculty or within several Faculties for a unit.


Grades
9. (1) The grade of a candidate for a unit offered by the University is recorded as follows:
                     HD High Distinction          denotes performance which meets all unit objectives in such an exceptional
                     way and with such marked excellence that it deserves the highest level of recognition
                     D Distinction    denotes performance which clearly deserves a very high level of recognition as an
                     excellent achievement in the unit
                     Cr Credit        denotes performance which is substantially better than would normally be expected of
                     competent students in the unit
                     P Pass denotes performance which satisfies unit objectives
                     PC Conceded Pass             denotes performance which meets unit objectives only marginally
                     F Fail denotes performance which does not meet unit objectives

   (2) After considering the recommendation of the Executive Dean of the Faculty in which a unit is offered and having regard
       to the subject matter of the unit and to the method of teaching it, the Academic Senate may determine that the grades
       specified in Rule 10(2) are not appropriate to that unit. In this case, the grade of a candidate is recorded as follows:
                      Satisfactory (S) which indicates that the candidate has completed the unit satisfactorily; or
                     Fail (F) which indicates that the candidate has failed to complete the unit satisfactorily.

   (3) Where a candidate has undertaken a unit at another tertiary institution as part of the course, the grade for the candidate
       shall be recorded as follows:
                      Satisfactory (S) which indicates that the candidate has completed the unit satisfactorily; or
                     Fail (F) which indicates that the candidate has failed to complete the unit satisfactorily.

   (4) The Academic Senate may determine the range of scaled marks which apply to the grades referred to above.

   (5) Once a grade has been determined by the Academic Senate it shall not be changed except:

     (a) following an appeal by the student pursuant to the provisions set down by the Academic Senate; or

     (b) in exceptional circumstances, a change is approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost) on behalf of the Academic
         Senate or the Executive Dean of the Faculty in which the unit is offered, provided that the application for a change is
         submitted to the Academic Registrar not later than six weeks after the notification of examination results for the study
         period; or in exceptional circumstances, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost) may approve on behalf of the Academic
         Senate an application submitted at a later date but before the commencement of the next succeeding examination period.

   (6) Unless the Academic Senate otherwise determines,

     (a) a candidate who has completed satisfactorily the approved units for an Honours Degree may be awarded Honours Class
         I, Honours Class II Division 1, Honours Class II Division 2, Honours Class III;
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     (b) a candidate who has, to the satisfaction of the Academic Senate, completed a program of study for the degree of
         Bachelor of Laws with outstanding merit may be awarded that degree with First Class or Second Class Honours;

     (c) a candidate who has, to the satisfaction of the Academic Senate, completed the program of study for the degree of
         Bachelor of Legal Studies with outstanding merit may be awarded that degree with First or Second Class Honours.

     (d) a candidate who has, to the satisfaction of the Academic Senate, completed a program of study for the degree of
         Bachelor of Engineering with outstanding merit may be awarded that degree with Honours Class I, Honours Class II
         Division 1 or Honours Class II Division 2.


Requirements For Completion
10. The Academic Senate may approve policies and procedures for the University which prescribe matters including, but not
    limited to:
    (i) the requirements for satisfactory completion of a Program of Study or unit listed in any Schedule of these Rules;

    (ii) the circumstances under which special consideration due to unavoidable disruption or other reasons may be given with
         respect to a candidate;

    (iii) the period and/or dates for compliance with requirements of a Program of Study or unit listed in any Schedule of these
          Rules;

    (iv) exclusion from participation in a Program of Study or unit listed in any Schedule of these Rules;

    (v) unitexclusion from examination or from any other form of assessment of a candidate’s compliance with the
        requirements of a Program of Study or unit listed in any Schedule to these Rules;

    (vi) the minimum rate of progress in a Program of Study; and

    (vii) the consequences of any or all such matters to which any policies or procedures made under this Rule or under any
          other Bachelor Degree Rule apply.



Discontinuance of Studies
11. (1) Where a candidate is permitted to change the enrolment in units of study pursuant to Rule 5(2) following application in
     writing to the Academic Registrar and such change includes discontinuance of a unit or units offered by the University, or
     where a candidate discontinues all the units enrolled:

     (a) the candidate is deemed not to have been effectively enrolled in a unit if they discontinue before the unit census date;

     (b) the candidate is deemed to have withdrawn from a unit if the candidate discontinues after the unit census date but
         (i) for units offered in University vacation periods, no later than seven days after the unit census date; and
         (ii) for all other units, no later than four weeks after the unit census date. In such cases, the candidate’s record is
              endorsed with the letter “W” denoting “Withdrawn”.

     (c) the candidate is deemed to have failed in any unit where the candidate’s discontinuance is other than as provided in
          clauses (a) or (b) in Rule 11(1). In such cases the candidate’s record is endorsed with the letter “F” denoting “Failed”. If
          a candidate claims that such discontinuance is due to unavoidable disruption, the candidate may report the
          circumstances in writing (supported by a medical certificate or other proper evidence) to the Academic Registrar,
          whereupon the Executive Dean of the Faculty providing any unit which the candidate has discontinued may determine
          that the candidate be not recorded as having failed in the unit and the candidate’s record is endorsed with the letter “W”
          denoting “Withdrawn”.

  (2) A candidate whose record in a unit has been endorsed with the letter “W” or the grade “F” may, if the candidate has not
      been excluded therefrom pursuant to Rule 13, re-enrol in such unit in a later year provided that such enrolment is subject
      to the provision of Rule 5, including any limitation imposed upon the enrolment in that unit. A candidate re-enrolling
      shall not receive credit for any work previously performed in that unit.

   (3) For the purposes of this Rule:
     (a) a candidate may be deemed by the Academic Registrar to have discontinued:
         (i) all the units in the program of study if the candidate fails to confirm enrolment by the date specified by the
             Academic Registrar;
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          (ii) any unit, if, in the opinion of the Executive Dean of the Faculty in which the unit is offered, the candidate has
               abandoned that unit;

     (b) the effective date of discontinuance of a unit is the date of receipt by the Academic Registrar of written notification
         from the candidate, provided that in special cases the Academic Registrar may determine a different date.

     (c) Where a candidate discontinues a unit which was being undertaken at another tertiary institution as part of the program
           of study the candidate’s record is endorsed as follows:
           F denoting “Failed” if the candidate is deemed to have failed the unit by that institution; or,
           W denoting “Withdrawn” if the candidate is deemed not to have failed the unit by that institution;
           provided that if the candidate is deemed not to have been effectively enrolled in the unit by that institution, the unit
           is deleted from the candidate’s record.


Exclusion From Enrolment
12. (1) A candidate who is taking an unduly long time to complete a course may be excluded from further enrolment in any units.

   (2) A candidate who fails to meet the required minimum rate of progress in a program of study is excluded from further
       enrolment with an appeal process as outlined in Bachelor Degree Rule 14.

13. (1) A student who commenced candidature after 1 January 1987 for the degree of Bachelor of Laws, or for a combined award
        including the Bachelor of Laws and who has failed to complete a unit prescribed by Academic Senate to be completed for
        this degree, after having been enrolled therein twice, is excluded from further enrolment in any units for the degree of
        Bachelor of Laws.

   (2) A student
     (a) who commenced candidature after 1 January 2000 for one of the following degrees
         All Bachelor degrees with the Diploma of Education
         Bachelor of Education (Primary)
         Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
         Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education); or

     (b) who commenced candidature after 1 January 2001 for the degree of Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Services)
         or for the degree Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education: Birth to School Age) and who has failed to
         complete a unit offered by the Faculty of Human Sciences after having been enrolled therein twice because of a failure
         in the practicum component of that unit, (these units are listed in the schedule of prescribed practicum units for the
         degrees listed above) is excluded from the degrees listed in Rule 13(2) and the Graduate Diploma in Education and the
         Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

    (4)   A student who commenced candidature after 1 January 2005 for the Bachelor of Commerce –Accounting degree or for
          a combined degree award or double degree award including the Bachelor of Commerce–Accounting degree who has
          failed to complete ACCG200, ACCG201, ACCG250, ACCG251 or ACCG253 after having been enrolled therein twice
          is excluded from the Bachelor of Commerce–Accounting degree or the combined degree award or the double degree
          award including the Bachelor of Commerce–Accounting degree.

   (5) A student
     (a) who is excluded pursuant to Rule 13 will be permitted to apply for internal transfer to any other undergraduate program
         for which they are eligible or to be considered for admission to any other undergraduate program after making
         application through the Universities Admission Centre;

     (b) who is excluded pursuant to Rule 13 because of double failure in a prescribed unit and who was enrolled in a combined
         award or double degree program will be permitted to continue that part of the program of study that is not affected by
         the double failure in a prescribed unit as specified in the Bachelor Degree Rules or to be considered for admission to
         any other undergraduate program after making application through the Universities Admission Centre.
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Appeals
14. (1) A candidate who is excluded pursuant to Rule 12 or Rule 13 may appeal to the Academic Senate. The appeal is to be
        submitted in writing to the Academic Registrar no later than the date specified by the Academic Registrar.

   (2) The Academic Senate shall establish the Academic Appeals Committee which may dismiss the appeal, determine that the
       candidate may apply for permission to re-enrol after the expiration of one calendar year, or permit the candidate to re-
       enrol, and may impose conditions upon such re-enrolment.

   (3) A candidate excluded pursuant to Rule 12 or Rule 13 may apply to re-enrol after the expiration of two calendar years
       following such exclusion, or after the expiration of one calendar year if so determined pursuant to Rule 14. Any
       application for permission to re-enrol after the expiration of the period of exclusion shall be determined by the Academic
       Senate. Any applicant who is refused permission to enrol again pursuant to Rule 14 may appeal to the Academic Appeals
       Committee which may determine the matter as it thinks fit.


Enrolled in a Unit for the Third Time
15. (1) Except as provided in Rule 13, a candidate who has twice had a grade recorded for a unit offered by the University
     pursuant to Rule 9 may not enrol again in that unit, except with the prior permission of the Executive Dean of the Faculty in
     which the unit is offered.

   (2) The Academic Senate may determine whether a Faculty is exempt from the application of Rule 15(1).

   (3) A candidate not permitted to enrol again in a unit may appeal to the Academic Appeals Committee which may determine
       the matter as it thinks fit.


Credit for Previous Study
16. (1) Where a candidate has qualified for a degree, diploma or certificate of the University or of any other university or other
    tertiary institution or undertakes one or more units at another tertiary institution, other than as part of a Program of Study
    pursuant to Rule 5, the candidate may be granted such credit as may be determined by the Academic Senate.

   (2) A student who was not a candidate for an award and who successfully completed one or more units from the Schedule of
       Undergraduate Units may, with the approval of the Academic Senate, be permitted to count that unit or units should the
       student be subsequently accepted as a candidate under these Rules.


Not to Count for Credit
17. (1) A candidate may not count for credit towards any award under these Rules the credit points of a unit if the candidate has
        already successfully completed a unit designated by the same unit code in the Schedule of Undergraduate Units.

   (2) Except with the approval of the Academic Senate, on the recommendation of the Executive Dean of the Faculty
       concerned, a candidate may not count for credit towards any award under these rules the credit points in respect of a unit:

     (a) if the candidate has successfully completed and is counting for credit another unit designated in the Schedule of
         Undergraduate Units as not to count for credit with that unit; or

     (b) if the candidate has been granted credit pursuant to Rule 16 for one or more units in a program of study at another
         tertiary institution, and has successfully completed in that program a unit which, in the opinion of the Executive Dean of
         the Faculty concerned, is a similar unit; or

     (c) where that unit is a 100-level unit and is designated by the Executive Dean of the Faculty concerned as an elementary or
         bridging unit, if the candidate has successfully completed, at any university or other tertiary institution or at Year 12
         standard in a secondary school, a unit which, in the opinion of the Executive Dean of the Faculty concerned, is a similar
         unit.

   (3) If two or more units are designated in the Schedule of Undergraduate Units as not to count for credit with each other, a
       student may include no more than one of these units in a program of study.
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University Medal
18. The Academic Senate, on the recommendation of the designated Executive Dean of the Faculty concerned, may award a
University Medal to a candidate who has obtained an honours degree of bachelor, or a degree of bachelor with honours, with
Honours Class I and has shown exceptional academic achievement.


Saving Clause
19. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost) may, in extreme and unusual circumstances and on the recommendation of the
Executive Dean of the Faculty in which the unitis offered, determine that an endorsement of W be recorded for a unit under
circumstances other than those specified in Rule 11.

20. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein contained, the Academic Senate may, in any exceptional case in which it
may deem it appropriate to do so, dispense with or suspend any requirements of or prescription by these rules. Any such action
by the Academic Senate is to be reported forthwith to the Council.


Deeming Provision
21. The Academic Senate may recommend the conferring of a degree of the University upon any person who has completed a
course of studies in another tertiary institution which the Academic Senate, on the recommendation of the Deputy Vice-
Chancellor (Provost), may from time to time deem to be the equivalent of a degree of this University.

22. The Coursework Studies Committee may declare that a candidate has completed the specified prescribed unit where other
work completed by the candidate is deemed by the designated Executive Dean of Faculty to be equivalent to the prescribed unit.


Application of Rules
23. (1) From 1 January 2010, all undergraduate programs of study and awards offered up to 2009 will cease to be offered to
        new admissions.

    (2) Students who were enrolled before 1 January 2010 will

         (a) be able to continue in their old Program of Study until 31 December 2012, and will then be transferred by default
             to a Program of Study offered from 1 January 2013 where they are eligible to be admitted to that Program of
             Study, and

         (b) until 31 December 2012 will be able to qualify for an Award under a Program of Study which was offered for new
             admissions when or after they initially enrolled.

    (3) Students who were enrolled before 1 January 2010 may apply to transfer to a new Program of Study, for which they are
        eligible to be admitted, before the default transfer date of 1 January 2013.

    (4) Any student who transfers to a different Program of Study must consult with an academic advisor in their Faculty prior
        to their transfer regarding the implications of the transfer on their ability to qualify for any particular Award.

    (5) Where a student transfers into a Program of Study, any units completed by that student before the transfer may be
        credited toward qualifying for an Award if the Program of Study for that Award includes such units.

    (6) Where a student applies to transfer to another Program of Study or is transferred by default, and where that student is
        eligible to transfer to more than one Program of Study, the student may nominate which Program of Study they wish to
        be transferred to, or if they do not make such a nomination the University may nominate a Program of Study for them.

    (7) From 1 January 2010, students who fail to meet the requirements for minimum progress towards their Award, as
        defined by the Bachelor Degree Rules and by any policies determined by the Senate, and students who are returning
        from an absence from study of 12 months or more for any reason, will only be eligible to apply for readmission to a
        Program of Study which is offered for new admissions at the time of that application.

    (8) Students who are approved to transfer or are transferred by default to a Program of Study which is offered from 1
        January 2010 or later, may not subsequently apply to transfer back to a Program of Study which was offered before 1
        January 2010.
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(9)    (a) Students in the following categories must satisfy all the requirements of the Program of Study applying to the
           Award for which they intend to qualify:

            (i)     students who initially enrol in a Program of Study on 1 January 2010 or later;
            (ii)    students who transfer voluntarily to a Program of Study on 1 January 2010 or later;
            (iii)   students who are transferred by default to a Program of Study on 1 January 2013 or later, and
            (iv)    students who are admitted to a new Program of Study as a consequence of being readmitted on any date
                    later than 1 January 2010.

       (b) Students in the categories described by (9)(a) may not qualify for an Award under Programs of Study offered
           before 2010.

       (c) (i)      Students in category (9)(a)(i) may only qualify for an Award under a Program of Study which was offered
                    for new admissions when or after they initially enrolled.

            (ii) Students in categories (9)(a)(ii), (iii) and (iv) may only qualify for an Award under a Program of Study
                 which was offered for new admissions when or after they transferred voluntarily, were transferred, or were
                 readmitted.

(10) For the purposes of Rule 23(9) students who transfer voluntarily or are transferred into a new Program of Study will not
     be required to fulfil the People unit and Planet unit requirements of that Program of Study as stipulated in Schedule 2
     and Schedule 5 of these Rules if they otherwise qualify for an Award before 1 January 2014, and the Academic Senate
     may also stipulate exemptions to other requirements for students who otherwise qualify for an Award before 1 January
     2014.

				
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