Students who commenced their course before 2012 should consult the rules below.

Note: (1) This course is only available to re-enrolling students. Commencing students in 2015 should refer to the Master of Urban Design (dissertation and coursework) (25530).

(2) This course has an advisory board known as the Urban Design Program (UDP) Academic Committee.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module
1.A(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course 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).

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

(3) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in the rules for this course.

(4) A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of (3) is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation'.

Admission
2. To be considered for admission to the Master of Urban Design (by coursework) an applicant must have—

(a) a relevant bachelor's degree from this University or another recognised institution;

or

(b) the Graduate Diploma in Urban Design with an average mark of at least 60 per cent, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, on the recommendation of the UDP Academic Committee.

Course structure
3. The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points comprising—

(a) all units in Table a [Master of Urban Design (by coursework) core units]—66 points

and

(b)(i) the unit from Group A in Table b [Master of Urban Design (by coursework) options]—18 points

or

(ii) both units from Group B in Table b [Master of Urban Design (by coursework) options]—18 points

or

(iii) both units from Group C in Table b [Master of Urban Design (by coursework) options]—18 points

and

(c) two units from Group D in Table b [Master of Urban Design (by coursework) options] selected to complement but not repeat previous relevant coursework, as advised by the Faculty, on the recommendation of the UDP Academic Committee—12 points.

Credit
4.(1) The Faculty, on the recommendation of the UDP Academic Committee, may grant credit towards the course up to a value of 24 points for units completed in a relevant postgraduate degree course from this University or another recognised institution other than a course described in (4) and (5).

(2) Credit described in (1) is normally granted only for units completed within the previous five years but the Faculty, on the recommendation of the UDP Academic Committee, may in special circumstances approve an extension to the five-year limitation.

(3) Credit for URBD5804 Urban Design Workshop is only granted on submission of a satisfactory portfolio of relevant design work or related graphics produced within the previous five years.

(4) Subject to (6), the Faculty may grant credit up to a value of 24 points to a student who has completed the Graduate Certificate in Urban Design.

(5) Subject to (6), the Faculty may grant credit up to a value of 42 points to a student who has completed the Graduate Diploma in Urban Design.

(6) If a student has completed both the Graduate Certificate in Urban Design and the Graduate Diploma in Urban Design the total value of credit for units completed in those courses will not exceed 42 points.

Approval of course
5. Students must submit to the Faculty for approval—

(a) their proposed course of studies;

and

(b) any proposed changes to the approved course of studies.

Satisfactory progress
6.(1) Subject to (2) and (3), 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) Students who fail a Design unit must pass that unit at the next attempt.

[(2) is an approved addition to University Policy]

Progress status
7.(1) Unless the Faculty, on the recommendation of the UDP Academic Committee, determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances—

(a) when a student fails to make satisfactory progress for the first time, a progress status of 'Suspended' is assigned;

(b) when a student fails to make satisfactory progress for the second time, a progress status of 'Excluded' is assigned.

(2) Students applying to re-enrol in the course after being assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' must submit sufficient reason, in writing, demonstrating why an improvement in performance could reasonably be expected.

(3) Students who have been assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' and are subsequently permitted by the Faculty to re-enrol are assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' and must meet any conditions determined by the Faculty.

(4) Students who have had conditions attached to their enrolment in terms of University Policy and who meet those conditions are assigned a progress status of 'Good Standing' by the Faculty, on the recommendation of the UDP Academic Committee.

(5) Students who have had conditions attached to their enrolment in terms of University Policy and who fail to meet those conditions are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty, on the recommendation of the UDP Academic Committee.

Repeat withdrawal from a unit
8. A student who withdraws twice from a unit may only re-enrol in that unit with the permission of the Faculty, on the recommendation of the UDP Academic Committee.

Award of Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Urban Design
9. A student who withdraws from the course before completing the course requirements but after completing required units to the value of 24 points for the Graduate Certificate in Urban Design or 48 points for the Graduate Diploma in Urban Design may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the relevant qualification.

Time limit
10.(1) The time limit is eight years from the beginning of the semester in which the first unit is credited towards the course.

[Approved exception to University Policy]

(2) The Faculty, on the recommendation of the UDP Academic Committee, may in special circumstances approve an extension to the time limit in (1).

[Approved addition to University Policy]

Award of degree with distinction
11. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent in—

(a) all units attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark; and

(b) all relevant units undertaken in articulating courses of this university that are awarded a final percentage mark.