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Policy No.
UP11/6
Function
Student Administration
Authoring Organisational Unit
Academic Secretariat (University Secretariat)
Date Approved
06/04/2011
Next Review Date
06/04/2017
Approving Body
Academic Council

The University of Western Australia

University Policy on: Academic year of a bachelors degree student calculation

Purpose of the policy and summary of issues it addresses:

This policy deals with defining the academic year of a bachelors degree student in terms of credit points accumulated towards the students course.

Definitions:

Policy statement:

1 General Principle

1.1 The academic year of a bachelors degree student is defined in terms of the total credit points accumulated towards the students course.

2 Credit points

2.1 The University assigns a credit point value to each unit of study.

2.2 The credit point value of a unit reflects the student workload involved.

2.3 The standard credit point value of a unit is six points but some units have a greater value that is a multiple of six.

3 Definition of the academic years of a bachelors degree student in terms of credit point value of units completed

3.1 Students enrolled in a bachelors degree course are in their

(a) first academic year until they have accumulated 48 credit points;

(b) second academic year after they have accumulated 48 credit points and until they have accumulated 96 points;

(c) third academic year after they have accumulated 96 credit points and until they have accumulated 144 points;

(d) fourth academic year after they have accumulated 144 credit points and until they have accumulated 192 points;

(e) fifth academic year after they have accumulated 192 credit points and until they have accumulated 240 points;

(f) sixth academic year after they have accumulated 240 credit points and until they have accumulated 288 points; and

(g) seventh academic year after they have accumulated 288 credit points.

Related forms: (Link)

Policy No:

UP11/6

Approving body or position:

Academic Council

Date original policy approved:

06/04/2011

Date this version of policy approved:

06/04/2011

Date policy to be reviewed:

06/04/2014

Date this version of procedures approved:

06/04/2011

TRIM File No:

F35789

Contact position:

Academic Secretary

Related Policies or legislation:

Credit point value of a unit

Full-time and part-time enrolment and overload