Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
2.(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) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).
(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 73250 Graduate Certificate in International Development (24 points)
- 73350 Graduate Diploma in International Development (48 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of International Development course before completing it, but has completed either 24 points of core units or 18 points of core units and 6 points from Group B, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in International Development.
(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of International Development course before completing it, but after completing at least 48 points, including 36 points of core units, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in International Development.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
(3) Students who have completed a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, in a discipline which aligns with the course are eligible to gain advanced standing in up to 24 credits. Such disciplines include Development Studies, Humanitarian Studies, Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, Anthropology, Sociology, International Relations, Political Science, Migration Studies and Sustainability Studies. are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.
8. 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.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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 Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction
(a) a 70 per cent average in 24 points of coursework comprising Level 4 or 5 units, with a minimum of 18 points core units of the Master of International Development in order to undertake the Research Design unit; and