- Current rules
- Bachelor of Modern Languages [BP054]
1. These rules are the Bachelor of Modern Languages (Specialised) degree Course Rules.
2. The Glossary provides an explanation of the terms used in these rules.
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
3.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials, Communication and Research Skills And Indigenous Studies Essentials module
4.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in an undergraduate degree 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), Communication and Research Skills (the CARS module) and Indigenous Studies Essentials (the ISE module) in the teaching period in which they are first enrolled.
(2) 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.
(3) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module or the ISE module is not required to repeat the relevant module.
English Language competency requirements
5.(1) 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, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
(2) Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.5 with no individual band less than 7.0.
(3) Applicants presenting with the TOEFL iBT require an overall score of at least 100, a minimum score of 28 in the Speaking section, and no other sub-score less than 26.
(4) Applicants presenting with the Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic) require an overall score of at least 70 and no sub-score less than 70.
(5) Applicants presenting with the UWA Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) Bridging Course require a minimum grade of Grade A (85%) in the final CELT examination, with no band less than 80%.
6.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have
(a) achieved an ATAR of at least 80, or equivalent as recognised by UWA;
(b) an assured pathway offer;
(c) a place in a relevant UWA access program.
Admission ranking and selection
7. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
8.(1) A student enrolled in an undergraduate degree course at UWA may apply to transfer into this course if they satisfy the following conditions:
(a) the student has not commenced their final semester of enrolment;
(b) the course transfer is undertaken within the two transfer windows in each academic year;
(c) there are no quotas preventing the student from enrolling in a major or unit in which the student seeks to enrol; and
(2) (a) have completed a minimum of 24 points of study in their current course and achieved a WAM of at least 50; and
(b) have met any subject prerequisites for their intended majors.
9.(1) The Undergraduate Bachelor's degree consists of:
(a) 144 credit points (normally 24 units), which will include:
(i) a degree-specific major chosen from the list below:
(1) MJD-CHNSA Chinese Studies
(2) MJD-CHNSB Chinese Studies
(3) MJD-CHNSI Chinese Studies
(4) MJD-CHNSP Chinese Studies
(5) MJD-FRNHA French Studies
(6) MJD-FRNHB French Studies
(7) MJD-FRNHI French Studies
(8) MJD-GRMNA German Studies
(9) MJD-GRMNB German Studies
(10) MJD-GRMNI German Studies
(11) MJD-INDNB Indonesian Studies
(12) MJD-INDNI Indonesian Studies
(13) MJD-INDNP Indonesian Studies
(14) MJD-ITLNA Italian Studies
(15) MJD-ITLNB Italian Studies
(16) MJD-ITLNI Italian Studies
(17) MJD-JPNSB Japanese Studies
(18) MJD-JPNSI Japanese Studies
(19) MJD-JPNSP Japanese Studies
(20) MJD-KOREB Korean Studies
(21) MJD-SPNHB Spanish Studies
(22) MJD-KOREI Korean Studies
(ii) no more than 72 credit points (normally 12 units) of Level 1 units; and
(iii) at least 72 credit points (normally 12 units) of Level 2 or Level 3 units, including at least 36 credit points (normaly 6 units) of Level 3 units; and
(iv) any relevant foundation units.
and(2) Students may choose to undertake a minor, provided the student will be able to complete all nominated majors and minors within 144 credit points.
(3) In order to satisfy the requirements of this course students must complete a second major chosen from the following:
(i) MJD-CHNSA Chinese Studies
(ii) MJD-CHNSB Chinese Studies
(iii) MJD-CHNSI Chinese Studies
(iv) MJD-CHNSP Chinese Studies
(v) MJD-FRNHA French Studies
(vi) MJD-FRNHB French Studies
(vii) MJD-FRNHI French Studies
(viii) MJD-GRMNA German Studies
(ix) MJD-GRMNB German Studies
(x) MJD-GRMNI German Studies
(xi) MJD-INDNB Indonesian Studies
(xii) MJD-INDNI Indonesian Studies
(xiii) MJD-INDNP Indonesian Studies
(xiv) MJD-ITLNA Italian Studies
(xv) MJD-ITLNB Italian Studies
(xvi) MJD-ITLNI Italian Studies
(xvii) MJD-JPNSB Japanese Studies
(xviii) MJD-JPNSI Japanese Studies
(xix) MJD-JPNSP Japanese Studies
(xx) MJD-KOREB Korean Studies
(xxi) MJD-LINGO Linguistics
(xxii) MJD-SPNHB Spanish Studies
(xxiii) MJD-KOREI Korean Studies
(4) Existing Bachelors graduates of the University of Western Australia are required to undertake one major from the above areas (excluding Linguistics) and a minor in one of the above areas.
10.(1) To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than 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) for the CARS module or the ISE 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.
11.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.
(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances
(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 10(1) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';
(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 10(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';
(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 10(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded';
(d) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 10(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 10(1).
12. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).
- Bachelor of Modern Languages [BP054]