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Policy No.
UP11/42
Function
Student Administration
Authoring Organisational Unit
Academic Secretariat (University Secretariat)
Date Approved
23/11/2011
Next Review Date
01/12/2017
Approving Body
Academic Council

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The University of Western Australia

University Policy on: Concurrent Enrolment

Purpose of the policy and summary of issues it addresses:

This policy deals with concurrent enrolment in two award courses.

Definitions:

In this policy and any associated procedures,

the University means The University of Western Australia

concurrent enrolment means enrolling simultaneously in more than one award course

relevant faculty or board means the faculty(ies) or board(s) with responsibility for administering the courses in which the student intends to enrol and may mean a position or body of people with authority to carry out the function concerned.

Policy statement:

1 General principles

1.1 Students are not permitted to enrol concurrently in award courses unless the relevant faculty or board allows concurrent enrolment in accordance with this policy.

1.2 Concurrent enrolment in award courses is not permitted if there is an approved combined course 1 leading to the awards in question.

1 Combined courses leading to two bachelor's degrees are not available for new enrolments as of 2012.

2 Undergraduate courses

2.1 From 2012 students are not permitted to enrol concurrently in undergraduate degree courses unless otherwise permitted in the rules for the courses concerned.

2.2 From 2012 bachelor's degree students are not permitted to commence a concurrent enrolment in an undergraduate diploma except as set out in 2.3 and 2.4.

2.3 Except as set out 2.4, students enrolled in an undergraduate degree course may, with the approval of the relevant faculty or board, enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Modern Languages 2.

2To be reviewed in 2013

2.4 Unless the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences permits otherwise in exceptional academic circumstances, students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (10110), Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies), Bachelor of Arts (European Studies), Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies), Bachelor of Letters or a combined course are not permitted to enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Modern Languages.

2.5 A student in a combined course 3 leading to the award of two bachelor's degrees who has completed the requirements for the award of a degree and is eligible to enrol in a relevant honours degree course may be permitted by the faculties concerned, or the faculty in the case of a combined course administered by only one faculty, to enrol concurrently in the honours degree course and in units forming part of the remaining requirements for the combined course.

3Combined courses leading to two bachelor's degrees are not available for new enrolments as of 2012.

3 Concurrent enrolment in the Doctor of Philosophy and a coursework course

3.1 A student may, with the approval of the Board of the Graduate Research School and the relevant faculty, enrol concurrently in the Doctor of Philosophy and in a coursework course leading to another award of the University provided that:

(a) following a written submission from the student, the name of the other award is submitted through the supervisor and head of school to the Board for approval; and

(b) with the exception of the Commercialisation Training Scheme, the concurrent course is not one for which the University receives Commonwealth Government funding.

3.2 A student enrolled in a concurrent course under 3.1 who wishes to continue with the Doctor of Philosophy may be required to withdraw from, or suspend enrolment in, the concurrent course if the student does not make satisfactory progress in the Doctor of Philosophy annually.

3.3 Unless the Board of the Graduate Research School, in recognition of exceptional circumstances approves otherwise, students must not be enrolled in a concurrent course during the year in which they indicate they will be submitting a thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

3.4 Unless the Board of the Graduate Research School approves otherwise in recognition of exceptional circumstances, suspensions or extension of candidature are not granted for reasons connected with concurrent enrolment.

3.5 The Board of the Graduate Research School does not grant a reduction of the time limit for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on the basis of work completed during a concurrent enrolment.

4 Students enrolled in a course for a professional doctorate

4.1 A student enrolled in a course for a professional doctorate must not enrol simultaneously either at this institution or elsewhere in a course leading to a formal higher degree qualification or in any course for which the University receives Commonwealth Government funding.

Related forms:

TRIM File No:

F35422

Contact position:

Associate Director, Student Administration

Related Policies or legislation:

Doctor of Philosophy Rules

Combined Course Rules

University Policy on Professional Doctorates

Procedures

1.1 A student who wishes to enrol concurrently in two award courses must apply to the relevant faculty or board

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