Students who commenced their course before 2012 should consult the rules below.
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures184.108.40.206(1) The Student Rules apply to students in combined courses.
Applicability of the Faculties’ general rules and general provisions220.127.116.11 The relevant Faculty general provisions for the corresponding single degree apply to the degree components except as set out in the rules for a specific combined course.
Combined courses for two bachelor’s degrees18.104.22.168(1) A faculty or faculties may offer combined courses for the award of two bachelor's degrees.
(2) A combined course referred to in (1) comprises significant components of each of two bachelor's degree courses.
(3) Completion of the remaining requirements of the degrees is achieved by the faculty or faculties cross-crediting units. (For details of limits on credit permitted see University Policy)
(4) To be eligible to apply for enrolment in a combined course for two bachelor's degrees an applicant must at least be qualified for entry to each of the relevant single degree courses.
Progress Committee22.214.171.124(1) For each combined course that is offered by two or more faculties there is a Progress Committee.
(2) The Progress Committee comprises—
(a) the deans of all faculties involved;
(b) the associate deans or sub-deans, or equivalent, of all faculties involved; and
(c) the faculty administrative officers, or equivalent, of all faculties involved.
(3) The role of the Progress Committee is to—
(a) act under delegated authority from all faculties involved as the Board of Examiners for the combined course;
(b) grant credit towards the combined course;
(c) in exceptional circumstances, permit variations to enrolment in respect of specific course requirements;
(d) assign progress status;
(e) make decisions on appeals against progress status; and
(f) make decisions on applications for re-admission to the combined course following exclusion.126.96.36.199 In the case of a combined course offered by one faculty only, the faculty determines who will carry out the functions of the Progress Committee.
Satisfactory progress188.8.131.52 To make satisfactory progress in a combined course a student must, in a calendar year—
(a) 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 [see University Policy]; and
(b) satisfy any additional requirements that apply to progress in the relevant single degree courses and are stated in the relevant faculty's rules.
Progress status184.108.40.206 Unless the Progress Committee determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances—
(a) when a student fails to make satisfactory progress for the first time, a status of 'On Probation' or ‘Suspended’ is assigned;
(b) when a student fails to make satisfactory progress for the second time, a status of 'Excluded' is assigned.
Completion of single degree following exclusion220.127.116.11 A student who has been excluded from a combined course but wishes to complete one of the component degrees as a single degree may apply to do so by writing a letter to the associate dean or sub-dean or equivalent of the relevant faculty, with a copy to the dean of the faculty which administers the other component degree.
Transfer to single degree course18.104.22.168 A student who wishes to transfer from the combined course and to complete one of the component degrees as a single degree must apply to the relevant faculty.22.214.171.124 (1) If a student is permitted to transfer from a combined course into a single degree course they must comply with the rules for the single degree course into which they have transferred.
(2) A student who has transferred from a combined course into a single degree course and who wishes to transfer back into the combined course must apply to do so.
Completion of degree requirements126.96.36.199 On completion of a combined course, students will have completed the course requirements for both degrees towards which it leads.188.8.131.52 Students may be qualified for the award of one of the degrees before completing the combined course if they have completed units to a total value of at least that required for the single degree course as specified in the relevant faculty's rules, including—
(a) all of the units specified for the relevant degree component in the rules for the combined course; and
(b) other units completed in or credited towards the combined course which the relevant faculty determines will satisfy the remaining requirements of the single degree course when they are credited towards that course in accordance with the University’s and the relevant faculty's policy on credit.184.108.40.206 Students who consider that they may be qualified for the award of a degree under Student Rule 42 and who wish to take out that degree must write to the dean of the faculty concerned, with a copy to the dean of the faculty which administers the other component degree, seeking written approval to take out the degree concerned.220.127.116.11 Students who graduate with a degree under Student Rule 42 are not permitted to re-enrol in the combined course.
Entry to honours18.104.22.168 (1) The faculty concerned may permit a student who has completed the requirements for the award of a degree to enrol in the course for that degree with honours.
(2) A student who is permitted to enrol for a degree with honours before completing the requirements for the combined course will be permitted subsequently to re-enrol in and complete the combined course subject to the time limit outlined in University Policy.