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

Note: For the convenience of students and staff, the course code is recorded against the title of each course. This information, however, does not form part of the rules.

Rules approved up to June 2014.


Unless the context suggests otherwise—

a core unit means a unit which is compulsory in a course;

an option means a unit chosen from among a range of given options;

an elective means a unit which a student may choose freely from among the units available in the University, subject to the rules of the unit concerned and to any Faculty rules which govern the number of points that must or may be counted towards the degree from units of a specific level;

the level of a unit indicates the amount of prior knowledge or maturity of learning required to study it successfully;

foundation units are a subset of Level 1 units which a student must undertake in their first academic year;

the Faculty includes a body or person to whom the Faculty has delegated responsibility for a particular function;

units chosen with the special approval of the Faculty means that a student is required to submit a Special Approval form (available from the Student Administration website or the ECM Student Office) to the Faculty.