12. Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) degree course

(1) The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) degree course consists of 32 units.

(2) The units must include—

(a) no more than 12 Level 1 units; and

(b) at least 12 Level 2 or above units, including at least four Level 3 units; and

(c) four broadening units including at least one Category A broadening unit; and

(d) the equivalent of eight Level 4 units; and

(e) a degree-specific major in the form of either a single major or a double major; and

(f) a research dissertation component equivalent to four Level 4 units.

(3) A single major consists of eight units from the same disciplinary field with, normally—

(a) two Level 1 units; and

(b) two Level 2 units; and

(c) four Level 3 units.

(4) A double major consists of 14 units with, normally—

(a) two Level 1 units that are acceptable to each major; and

(b) four Level 2 units; and

(c) eight Level 3 units.

(5) At least one of the units in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) degree course must normally involve the study of a language other than English.

(6) A unit that is a complementary unit in relation to a student's degree-specific major must be included in the student's degree course.

(7) Students are normally required to undertake a residential program approved by the Academic Board before the Level 1 units are completed.

(8) A semester of study outside of Australia (that may include a research placement) must normally be undertaken after the Level 1 units are completed and before the Level 3 units are completed.

13. Academic Conduct Essentials, Communication and Research Skills and Indigenous Studies Essential modules

(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) degree course for the first time, irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake modules called Academic Conduct Essentials (the ACE module), Communication and Research Skills (the CARS module) and Indigenous Studies Essentials (the ISE module) in the teaching period in which they are first enrolled.

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module, the CARS module or the ISE module is not required to repeat the relevant module.

14. Satisfactory progress

(1) To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass all units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty and maintain a course weighted average mark of at least 75.

(2) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) in one or more of the ACE module, the CARS module or the ISE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress.

15. Progress status

(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 14(2) is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation'.

(3) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances or (2) or (4) applies, a student who does not make satisfactory progress is assigned the progress status of 'Excluded'.

(4) A student who has a weighted average mark below 75 in their first academic year but who, in the opinion of the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) Selection Group of the Curriculum Committee, has a reasonable prospect of attaining a cumulative weighted average mark of 75 by the time their progress is next assessed, is assigned the progress status of ‘On Probation’ and appropriate conditions are applied to allow close monitoring of the student’s progress in the next period with a view to course transfer if appropriate.

(5) To be awarded the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) a student must achieve an Honours classification of 2A or above.

(6) A student who is awarded an Honours classification below 2A is awarded the degree to which their degree-specific major belongs with the relevant classification of Honours.