Diploma in Arts
Graduate-entry diplomas are available to students who have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and who wish to undertake further studies towards an additional undergraduate major.
|Intake periods||beginning of year and mid-year|
|Status||current / 2017|
|Credit points required||48 (A standard unit is worth 6 credit points)|
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
|Attendance type||part-time only|
|Locations offered||UWA (Crawley), Albany|
|Available to international|
|Yes. Due to the requirement to study part-time the course may not be suitable for international students whose VISA conditions specify full-time study. For futher information consult the UWA International Centre.|
|Course advice||Student Office, Faculty of Arts|
+61 8 6488 2091
|Note||Albany (limited offerings: Anthropology and Sociology; English and Cultural Studies; History)|
The Diploma in Arts course normally consists of eight units from Levels 1–3 comprising a single major offered within the undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree course.
Students take the second major sequence and are normally not required to complete complementary units. Additional units may be permitted to satisfy prerequisites or co-requisites.
Choose one of the following second majors:
1 Only available to re-enrolling students, not available to students commencing in 2017.
2 Music Specialist Studies can only be taken after or in conjunction with Music Studies.
A number of pathways are possible on completion of a diploma course. A graduate-entry diploma is particularly beneficial to those who are seeking an alternative study or career path upon completion of their course, or simply wish to complement their previous studies in order to enhance their career opportunities.
These rules are the Diploma Rules.
In these rules—
To be considered for admission to a diploma course a person must have a bachelor's degree of the University, or equivalent as recognised by the relevant board.
(1) Subject to (2), a diploma course normally consists of eight units comprising a single major offered in an undergraduate degree course of the University, excluding any complementary units.
(2) Students are permitted to include additional units to satisfy prerequisites and/or co-requisites.
(3) A single major consists of eight units from the same disciplinary field.
(4) The eight units of a single major are made up of—
(a) in most cases:
(i) two Level 1 units; and
(ii) two Level 2 units; and
(iii) four Level 3 units;
(b) in exceptional cases:
(i) two Level 1 units; and
(ii) three Level 2 units; and
(iii) three Level 3 units;
Credit is not granted towards the course on the basis of units successfully undertaken as part of a previously completed award.
(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in a course of the University for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE 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 is not required to repeat the module.
(1) Subject to (2), to make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
(2) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) in the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress.
(3) A student who fails a unit twice is not permitted to enrol again in that unit unless the relevant board approves otherwise.
(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.
(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise in recognition of exceptional circumstances—
(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 7(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';
(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 7(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded';
(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 7(2) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to make satisfactory progress under Rule 7(1).