Admission (Coursework)

Admission (Coursework)

SUMMARY

The Admission to Coursework Programs Policy establishes the principles that govern the admission of students to an approved preparatory, undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program of study. Procedures provide more specific information as follows:

  • Admission of Domestic Applicants to Coursework Programs Procedure
  • Deferment of a Coursework Program Offer Procedure

Note Schedule 1: Academic GPA and English Language Requirements for Postgraduate Programs supports implementation of the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy for both domestic and international postgraduate applicants effective for offers commencing from 2019.

POLICY

1     PURPOSE

To specify the principles that govern the admission of students to an approved preparatory, undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program of study.

2      BACKGROUND

Macquarie University offers a range of preparatory, undergraduate and postgraduate awards and is committed to principles of social inclusivity and equity when admitting students.  Successful applicants will be assessed by the University as having a reasonable expectation of successfully completing the chosen award.

3     SCOPE

This Policy applies to commencing domestic and international students applying for entry into a preparatory, undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program of study and to staff involved in the recruitment and administration of these students.

4     DEFINITIONS

Commonly defined terms are located in the University Glossary. The following definitions apply for the purpose of this Policy:

Award means the qualification resulting from the satisfactory completion of a specific Program of Study.  Also known as qualification or degree.

Course or Program of study means the minimum sequence of required study which would enable a student to qualify for an award, including both the general requirements of a specific award and the specific requirements of a qualifying major or specialisation where applicable.

5     POLICY STATEMENT

PRINCIPLES FOR ADMISSION

The University will assess all applicants through fair, equitable and documented policies and procedures and defined admission criteria.

To be selected for entry to the University as a student for a coursework award, applicants are required to meet admission requirements.

Admission to the University will be either:

a) by a direct application to the University to a specified program of study or entry program, or

b) indirectly via application through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC), or

c) indirectly via application through an official representative.

The University reserves the right to regulate the admission of applicants to all programs of study.

Applicants who meet admission requirements are not necessarily guaranteed admission to a program of study, as places may be limited.

The University may charge an application fee.

The University reserves the right to withdraw an offer or cancel the enrolment of a student where an offer is made on the basis of incomplete, inaccurate, fraudulent or misleading information supplied by the applicant or certifying authority. Any fees paid may be forfeited.

CRITERIA

The University recognises that formal educational qualifications may not always be the best indicator of aptitude or ability to undertake tertiary studies, and is committed to considering a wide range of academic and non-academic attributes in determining admission.

The University will consider recognised Prior Learning (including Formal, Informal and Non-Formal learning) when determining entry to a program of study and/or the granting of Credit, in accordance with the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy and the RPL Assessment Procedure.

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Applicants will be admitted to the current curriculum of an approved program of study.

The University reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission if the program of study ceases to be offered prior to commencement.

Programs of study that have specific currency and/or practical, clinical or professional requirements are listed in Schedules to the Academic Progression Policy and may have additional conditions for enrolment.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

International applicants who meet admission requirements are also required to meet any criteria imposed under Australian Commonwealth or State legislation or regulation.

Students who will be under the age of 18 at the commencement of study, must meet care, accommodation and welfare arrangements as stipulated by the Australian Commonwealth Government.

APPROVALS

Academic Senate will determine and approve admission requirements for programs of study.

The Vice-Chancellor, on recommendation of the Revenue and Student Numbers Planning Group, will approve the annual schedule of tuition fees and charges.

Applicants who do not meet admission requirements may, on a case by case basis, be approved for entry to a specific program of study by the Domestic or International Admissions Manager as the authorised agent of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) respectively, in consultation with the Executive Dean of the Faculty or College Director (or their nominated officers).

APPEALS

Appeals against an unsuccessful application for admission will be considered in accordance with the Academic Appeals Policy.

DEFERRING AN OFFER OF ADMISSION

The University will determine the grounds upon which an applicant may defer their offer.

Students taking up their deferred offer will be admitted to the current curriculum of their program of study, provided that the program of study has not been discontinued or is currently inactive in which case they will be offered admission to a comparable program of study.

EXPIRATION OF OFFERS

The University reserves the right to set expiry dates on offers.

DISCONTINUATION AND READMISSION

Students who have no effective enrolment beyond the study period census date are considered to be absent from their program, but may resume their studies if the absence is not greater than 2 years (meaning 24 consecutive months from the end date of their last enrolment period at Macquarie). Students who have not had an effective enrolment within this timeframe will be discontinued.

Discontinued students seeking readmission to their incomplete program of study must reapply through UAC or directly to Macquarie. Admission is competitive. If offered admission, students will be admitted to the current curriculum of their program of study.

6    RELEVANT LEGISLATION

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
Education Services for Overseas Students Regulations 2001
National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (National Code 2018)

7     KEY RELATED DOCUMENTS

Supporting Admission documents (see tabs above):
Admission of Domestic Applicants to Coursework Programs Procedure
Admission of International Applicants to Coursework Programs Procedure (under development)
Deferment of a Coursework Program Offer Procedure

Other related documents:
Academic Appeals Policy / Procedure
Academic Progression Policy / Procedure / Fitness to Practice Procedure / Schedules
Calendar of governance, legislation and rules
Enrolment Policy (under development)
Entry Schemes and Pathways
Macquarie University Handbook
Recognition of Prior Learning Policy / Assessment Procedure

Discontinuing Study

8     NOTES

8.1

Contact Officer

Director, Academic Services

8.2

Implementation Officer

Director, Academic Services

Director, International Administration

8.3

Approval Authority

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

8.4

Date Approved

8 May 2017

8.5

Date of Commencement

8 May 2017

8.6

Date for Review

May 2020

8.7

Documents Superseded by this Policy

Admission (Coursework) Policy approved 16 December 2010

8.8

Amendment History

22 March 2019 – Update to Relevant Legislation: National Code 2018 replacing National Code 2007
9 October 2018 – Minor amendment to position title for Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) – removing ‘and Registrar’ from title.
20 June 2018 - reference to Fitness to Practice Procedure added under Key Related Documents.
29 March 2018 – Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) approval of Amendments to Policy, including:
  • additional wording on requirements relating to currency and to practical, clinical and professional programs;
  • additional wording on ‘Expiration of offers’; and
  • use of more precise terminology under the ‘Discontinuation and Readmission' section.
8 November 2017 – Contact Officer and Implementation Officer updated from Head of Student Administration to Director, Academic Services.

ADMISSION OF DOMESTIC APPLICANTS

ADMISSION OF DOMESTIC APPLICANTS TO COURSEWORK PROGRAMS PROCEDURE

1     PURPOSE

To specify the requirements and actions that enable the admission of domestic applicants to an approved preparatory, undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program of study at the University.

2     SCOPE

This Procedure applies to:

  • all commencing domestic applicants applying for entry into a preparatory, undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program of study via direct entry and/or the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC); and
  • University staff involved in the process.

3     DEFINITIONS

Commonly defined terms are located in the University Glossary. Definitions specific to this Procedure are contained in the accompanying Policy.

4     RESPONSIBILITIES AND REQUIRED ACTIONS

The following flowchart sets out the steps and actions that must be undertaken to ensure the admission of domestic applicants in accordance with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

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This Procedure requires actions by the following:

  • Academic Senate
  • Executive Deans / Macquarie University International College Director
  • Vice-Chancellor
  • Revenue and Student Numbers Planning Group
  • Faculty Standards and Quality Committee
  • Head of Student Administration
  • Admissions Manager
  • Admissions Team
  • Student Business and Systems Solutions
  • Faculty Academics
  • Applicants.

Academic Senate

On recommendation of the Academic Standards and Quality Committee, and as proposed by the Faculty Executive Deans, approve the coursework awards to be offered.

Approve admission requirements, including minimum English language proficiency, on the recommendation of the Executive Dean of Faculty.

Consider and approve recommendations from Faculties relating to requirements for selection of candidates.

Executive Deans/Macquarie University International College Director

Prior to each admission period, and in time for relevant publications, inform the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of:

  • individual programs to be offered for admission
  • any particular selection criteria, application material or changes to the application process for programs on offer
  • individual program enrolment targets
  • the admission requirements for each program below which an applicant will not be considered for an offer.

Vice-Chancellor

Approve the annual schedule of tuition fees and charges on recommendation of the Revenue and Student Numbers Planning Group for programs offered in any given admission period.

Advise the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of program and/or unit fees for each coursework award on offer the following academic year.

Revenue and Student Numbers Planning Group

On recommendation of the Faculty Executive Deans, and with input from relevant planning sections of the University, determine the individual program enrolment targets and admission strategies for any given admission period.

Faculty Standards and Quality Committee

Annually review and approve Recognition of Prior Learning schedules (Departmental RPL Plans) for admission to the University.

Head of Student Administration

Liaise with Faculties and relevant Units on strategy and policy matters related to admissions

Represent the University in communications with UAC on strategy and policy matters.

Admissions Manager

Publish Application Information

In consultation with Faculties and relevant offices and units, confirm the programs to be offered for admission via direct entry or UAC for each admission period, and programs available for deferment.

Liaise with UAC and relevant offices and units within the University to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of admission information published on UAC, University websites and other printed material including:

  • programs to be offered
  • minimum admission requirements for each program
  • fee details
  • candidate selection criteria
  • additional application documentation and processes, and other relevant information
  • procedures to accept and enrol in a timely manner, or to defer an offer

Review Applications for Additional Consideration

As the Authorised Agent of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), review applications for additional consideration.

In conjunction with the Executive Dean (or the Faculty’s nominated officer), finalise application decisions by taking into account:

  • existing and supplementary information submitted by the applicant for additional consideration;
  • the applicant’s demonstrated readiness for study;
  • alternative study options and support that can be recommended to the applicant, and
  • the Faculty’s recommendation.

Admissions Manager and Admissions Teams

Prepare and Complete Application Setup

Liaise with Student Business and Systems Solutions to ensure that online application and enrolment systems are updated and configured for each admission period in a timely and appropriate manner.

Liaise with UAC to ensure that accurate program information and admission requirements are set up on UAC systems by agreed timelines for each admission period.

Process Applications

Process and assess direct entry and UAC applications in accordance with the University’s approved admission requirements and UAC guidelines.

Manage the receipt and recording of each direct application.

Liaise with applicants to ensure correct and timely provision of additional application details (if required) to enable processing.

Process, assess and finalise application outcomes, including credits for Recognition for Prior Learning that can be determined at the admissions stage.

Provide full applicant reports to the relevant Committees and/or Faculties to assist the selection of candidates where required.

Process application decisions made by Admissions, Faculties or Committees.

Notify successful applicants, including details of how they can accept their offer and subsequently enrol via the appropriate channel (direct entry or UAC).

Notify unsuccessful applicants.

Student Business and System Solutions

Work with Admissions to update and configure Macquarie online application and enrolment systems as well as UAC system interface for each admission period in a timely and appropriate manner.

Extract and import UAC offers within specified timeframe.

Faculty Academics

Review applications which are referred to Departments for decision.

Return admission recommendations, including Recognition for Prior Learning decisions, to Admissions.

Applicants

Submit a complete direct entry or UAC application according to the details, instructions and timelines specified on the Macquarie University Courses website or the UAC website.

Accept an offer and follow the Macquarie University enrolment steps.

If applicants consider that they have grounds to appeal a decision, lodge an appeal for admission in accordance with the Academic Appeals Policy / Procedure.

5     RELEVANT LEGISLATION

NA

6     KEY RELATED DOCUMENTS

Supporting Admission documents (see tabs above):
Admission to Coursework Programs Policy
Deferment of a Coursework Program Offer Procedure
Admission of International Applicants to Coursework Programs Procedure (under development)

Other related documents:
Academic Appeals Policy / Procedure
Academic Senate Principles of English Language Statement
English Language Requirements
Entry Schemes and Pathways
Recognition of Prior Learning Policy / Assessment Procedure

7     NOTES

7.1

Contact Officer

Director, Academic Services

7.2

Implementation Officer

Admissions Manager

7.3

Approval Authority

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

7.4

Date Approved

8 May 2017

7.5

Date of Commencement

8 May 2017

7.6

Date for Review

May 2020

7.7

Documents Superseded by this Procedure

Admission (Coursework) Procedure – Direct Entry approved 4 August 2011

Admission (Coursework) Procedure – Via UAC approved 4 August 2011

7.8

Amendment History

11 December 2018 – Amendment to Flowchart to remove reference to Macquarie University Student Ombudsman approved by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).
9 October 2018 – Minor amendment to position title for Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) – removing ‘and Registrar’ from title.
29 March 2018 - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) approval of Amendments to Procedure concerning use of more precise terminology under the ‘Review Applications for Additional Consideration’ section.
8 November 2017 – Contact Officer updated from Head of Student Administration to Director, Academic Services.

DEFERMENT

DEFERMENT OF A COURSEWORK PROGRAM OFFER PROCEDURE

1     PURPOSE

To specify the steps required for a domestic student to defer an offer of admission in accordance with the deferment principles approved by the University.

2     SCOPE

This Procedure applies to commencing domestic students entering into a preparatory, undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program of study at Macquarie University.

3     DEFINITIONS

Commonly defined terms are located in the University Glossary. Definitions specific to this Procedure are contained in the accompanying Policy.

4     RESPONSIBILITIES AND REQUIRED ACTIONS

DEFERMENT CRITERIA

Commencing undergraduate coursework students

Commencing undergraduate coursework students may request to defer their offer of admission to a subsequent admission period in the following circumstances:

a) an undergraduate offer of admission as a domestic student has been received by the student via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC); and

b) the student has not previously deferred an offer to the same program of study.

Undergraduate students can only defer their study commencement date by up to one (1) calendar year.  This may be extended by an additional year (a total of two years deferment)if the student:

a) is eligible under the Government Youth Allowance Independent Rate workplace participation criteria; or

b) is required to serve mandatory military service for a duration of over one calendar year, as required by their home country, or

c) other approved conditions.

The offer for admission will lapse if, during the deferment period, the undergraduate student completes studies at Certificate IV level or higher. In this instance, students will need to re-apply for admission through UAC.

Commencing Macquarie University International College (MUIC) students

Commencing MUIC students are subject to the same deferment criteria as commencing undergraduate coursework students, except that they may only request to defer their offer of admission to the next available commencing term.

Commencing postgraduate coursework students:

Commencing postgraduate coursework students may request to defer their offer of admission to a subsequent admission period in the following circumstances:

a) a postgraduate coursework offer of admission has been received by the student;

b) the program of study has been approved for deferment by the owning Faculty; and

c) the student has not previously deferred an offer to the same program of study.

Postgraduate students can only defer their study commencement date by up to one (1) calendar year.

DEFERMENT PROCESS

The following flowchart sets out the steps and actions that must be undertaken to ensure the approved deferment process is followed.

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This Procedure requires actions by the following:

  • Commencing Coursework Students
  • Admissions Manager
  • Admissions Officers.

Commencing Coursework Students

Check Deferment Criteria and Programs Available for Deferment

Request deferment by:

  • using eStudent if the offer has not been accepted, or
  • completing a deferment request via ask.mq.edu.au if the offer has been accepted.

Accept and enrol into the deferred offer by completing the instructions stated in the approved deferment notification from the University.

Admissions Manager

Ensure all deferment information, including programs approved for deferment, deferment criteria, timelines and eStudent/Online Request forms are configured, updated and published in a timely manner.

Admissions Officers

Receive and process deferment requests.

Update admission records to create deferred offers for students who have made a successful deferment request.

Notify students of the outcome of their deferment request.

Issue new offer letters, including acceptance and enrolment instructions, to the deferred students.

5     RELEVANT LEGISLATION

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6     KEY RELATED DOCUMENTS

Supporting Admission documents (see tabs above):
Admission to Coursework Programs Policy
Admission of Domestic Applicants to Coursework Programs Procedure
Admission of International Applicants to Coursework Programs Procedure (under development)

Other related documents:
Request for Deferment and Variation to Deferment

7     NOTES

7.1

Contact Officer

Director, Academic Services

7.2

Implementation Officer

Admissions Manager

7.3

Approval Authority

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

7.4

Date Approved

8 May 2017

7.5

Date of Commencement

8 May 2017

7.6

Date for Review

May 2020

7.7

Documents Superseded by this Procedure

Defer Offer (Coursework) Procedure approved 4 August 2011

7.8

Amendment History

9 October 2018 – Minor amendment to position title for Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) – removing ‘and Registrar’ from title under Approval Authority.
8 November 2017 – Contact Officer updated from Head of Student Administration to Director, Academic Services.

SCHEDULE 1

SCHEDULE 1: Academic GPA and English Language Requirements for Postgraduate Programs

1     PURPOSE

This Schedule supports implementation of the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy for both domestic and international postgraduate applicants effective for offers commencing from 2019.

Note: this Schedule documents Academic Senate approved changes to listed programs (Resolutions 18/62 & 18/86), no changes are proposed to unlisted programs.

2     SCHEDULE

English language admission requirements:

i.

Standard Academic IELTS 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0);

ii.

Academic IELTS 7.0 (no sub-score below 6.5) where required for professional accreditation or for accelerated / compressed programs with placements;

iii.

Academic IELTS 7.0 (no sub-score below 7.0) for clinical programs in medicine and health professions where required for professional accreditation, clinical practice and/or professional registration; and

iv.

Academic IELTS 7.5 (8.0 for Listening and Speaking; 7.0 for Reading and Writing) for all initial teacher education programs in line with requirements for professional accreditation.

Note: Appendix 1: List of IELTS requirements for specific Faculty programs. For further information see the English language requirements webpage.

English language admission requirements for the MBA and Global MBA and associated Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diploma:

i.

The English Language Requirements for the Master of Business Administration, the Global Master of Business Administration, the Graduate Diploma of Management, the Graduate Certificate of Management and the Graduate Certificate of Management – Post MBA to be Academic IELTS 7.0 (no sub-score below 6).

Postgraduate GPA admission requirements:

i.

Standard GPA admission requirements to a Postgraduate coursework degree be completion of an Australian Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a GPA equivalent to a Pass subject to all other admission requirements being met;

ii.

Admission requirements higher than the standard GPA requirement (i.e. an Australian Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a GPA of 4.5 or 5.0) only be approved by exception where needed for students to manage the additional demands of the discipline, based on evidence provided;

iii.

Standard admission requirements of an Australian Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a GPA equivalent to a Pass for those programs listed in Appendix 2 subject to all other admission requirements being met; and

iv.

Exceptions to the standard admission requirements subject to all other admission requirements being met for those programs listed in Appendix 3.

3     NOTES

3.1

Contact Officer

Director, Academic Services

3.2

Implementation Officer

Director, Academic Services

3.3

Approval Authority

Academic Senate (Resolution 18/62)

3.4

Date Approved

24 July 2018

3.5

Date of Commencement

For offers commencing from 2019

3.6

Date for Review

July 2019

3.7

Documents Superseded by this Schedule

Nil

3.8

Amendment History

8 May 2019 – Minor Amendment: references to Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) updated to Macquarie Business School (MQBS) effective from 8 May 2019.
20 August 2018 - Executive action by Chair of Academic Senate authorising English language requirements for the MBA and Global MBA and associated Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diploma. Ratified by Academic Senate 4 September 2018 (Resolution 18/86).

3.9

Policy Authorisation

Admission to Coursework Programs Policy

Appendix 1: List of IELTS requirements for specific Faculty programs

Approved by Academic Senate 24 July 2018 (Resolution 18/62)

Faculty of Arts

Program Type

Award Name

IELTS Requirement

Bachelor

Bachelor of Archaeology

IELTS 6.5 (6.0)

Bachelor

Bachelor of Hellenic Studies

IELTS 6.5 (6.0)

Grad Cert

Graduate Certificate of Laws

IELTS 6.5 (6.0)

Grad Dip

Graduate Diploma of Laws

IELTS 6.5 (6.0)

Masters

Master of Children's Literature

IELTS 7.0 (6.5)

Masters

Master of Creative Writing

IELTS 7.0 (6.5)

 

Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Program Type

Award Name

IELTS Requirement

Grad Cert

Graduate Certificate of Management

IELTS 6.5 (6.0)

Grad Dip

Graduate Diploma of Management

IELTS 6.5 (6.0)

 

Faculty of Human Sciences

Program Type

Award Name

IELTS Requirement

Bachelor (Double)

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology with the degree of Bachelor of Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences

IELTS 6.5 (6.0)

Bachelor (Double)

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) with the degree of Bachelor of Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences

IELTS 6.5 (6.0)

Grad Cert

Graduate Certificate of Business Psychology

IELTS 6.5 (6.0)

Grad Dip

Graduate Diploma of Business Psychology

IELTS 6.5 (6.0)

 

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Program Type

Award Name

IELTS Requirement

Master

Master of Public Health

IELTS 6.5 (6.0)

 

Faculty of Human Sciences

Program Type

Award Name

IELTS Requirement

Bachelor

Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

IELTS 7.5 (R/W 7.0; S/L 8.0)

Bachelor (Double)

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology with the degree of Bachelor of Education (Primary)

IELTS 7.5 (R/W 7.0; S/L 8.0)

Bachelor (Double)

Bachelor of Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

IELTS 7.5 (R/W 7.0; S/L 8.0)

Bachelor (Double)

Bachelor of Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Education (Primary)

IELTS 7.5 (R/W 7.0; S/L 8.0)

Bachelor (Double)

Bachelor of Science with the degree of Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

IELTS 7.5 (R/W 7.0; S/L 8.0)

Grad Cert

Graduate Certificate of Editing and Electronic Publishing

IELTS 7.0 (R/W 7.0; S/L 6.0)

Master

Master of Accessible Communication

IELTS 7.0 (6.5)

 

Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Program Type

Award Name

IELTS Requirement

Masters

Master of Business Administration

IELTS 7.0 (6.0)

Masters

Global Master of Business Administration

IELTS 7.0 (6.0)

Note: this Schedule documents Academic Senate approved changes to listed programs (Resolutions 18/62 & 18/86), no changes are proposed to unlisted programs.

Appendix 2:
Minimum GPA Postgraduate Coursework Entry Requirements

(Subject to all other admission requirements being met)

Approved by Academic Senate 24 July 2018 (Resolution 18/62)

Owner

AwardType

AwardName

RequiredEntryQualification

GPARequirement

FOA

Masters

Master of Criminology

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters

Master of Cyber Security

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass – all specialisations

FOA

Masters

Master of Creative Industries

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters

Master of Creative Writing

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters

Master of Development Studies

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters

Master of International Communication

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters

Master of International Relations

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters

Master of Media

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters

Master of Planning

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters

Master of Policy and Applied Social Research

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters

Master of Politics and Public Policy

Bachelor + work experience

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters (Double)

Master of Counter Terrorism with the degree of Master of Criminology

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters (Double)

Master of Cyber Security with the degree of Master of Counter Terrorism

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters (Double)

Master of Cyber Security with the degree of Master of Criminology

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters (Double)

Master of Intelligence with the degree of Master of Counter Terrorism

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters (Double)

Master of Intelligence with the degree of Master of Criminology

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters

(Double)

Master of Intelligence with the degree of  Master of Cyber Security

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

Owner

AwardType

AwardName

RequiredEntryQualification

GPARequirement

FOA

Masters (Double)

Master of Security and Strategic Studies with the degree of Master of Counter Terrorism

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters (Double)

Master of Security and Strategic Studies with the degree of Master of Criminology

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters (Double)

Master of Security and Strategic Studies with the degree of Master of Cyber Security

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters (Double)

Master of Security and Strategic Studies with the degree of Master of Intelligence

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters (Double)

Master of Creative Industries with the degree of Master of Media

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters (Double)

Master of International Communication with the degree of Master of International Relations

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters (Double)

Master of Policy and Applied Social Research with the degree of Master of Development Studies

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters (Double)

Master of Politics and Public Policy with the degree of Master of Development Studies

Bachelor + work experience

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters (Double)

Master of Politics and Public Policy with the degree of Master of International Relations

Bachelor + work experience

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Masters (Double)

Master of Politics and Public Policy with the degree of Master of Policy and Applied Social Research

Bachelor + work experience

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Grad Cert

Graduate Certificate of Laws

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Grad Cert

Graduate Certificate of Development Studies and Global Health

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Grad Cert

Graduate Certificate of Environmental Planning

Bachelor

No GPA (Passing Bachelor)

Owner

AwardType

AwardName

RequiredEntryQualification

GPARequirement

FOA

Grad Cert

Graduate Certificate of International Relations

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Grad Cert

Graduate Certificate of Policy and Applied Social Research

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Grad Cert

Graduate Certificate of Politics and Public Policy

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Grad Dip

Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Grad Dip

Graduate Diploma of International Relations

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Grad Dip

Graduate Diploma of Laws

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Grad Dip

Graduate Diploma of Policy and Applied Social Research

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FOA

Grad Dip

Graduate Diploma of Politics and Public Policy

Bachelor + work experience

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

MQBS

Grad Dip

Graduate Diploma of Forensic Accounting

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

MQBS

Masters

Master of Accounting

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

MQBS

Masters

Master of Accounting (Advanced)

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

MQBS

Masters

Master of Advanced Professional Accounting

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

MQBS

Masters

Master of Banking and Finance

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

MQBS

Masters

Master of Banking and Finance (ECNU)

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

MQBS

Masters

Master of Commerce

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

MQBS

Masters

Master of International Business

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

MQBS

Masters

(Double)

Master of International Business with the degree of Master of International Communication

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

Owner

AwardType

AwardName

RequiredEntryQualification

GPARequirement

MQBS

Masters (Double)

Master of International Business with the degree of Master of International Relations

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass 2

MGSM

Grad Cert

Graduate Certificate of Management

Bachelor + work experience

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

MGSM

Grad Cert

Graduate Certificate of Social Entrepreneurship

Bachelor + work experience

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

MGSM

Grad Dip

Graduate Diploma of Management

Bachelor + work experience

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

MGSM

Masters

Master of Management

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

MGSM

Masters

Master of Social Entrepreneurship

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FSE

Masters

Master of Chiropractic

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FSE

Masters

Master of Engineering

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FSE

Masters

Master of Conservation Biology

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FSE

Masters

Master of Environment

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FSE

Masters

Master of Information Technology

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FSE

Masters

Master of Laboratory Quality Analysis and Management

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FSE

Masters

Master of Marine Science and Management

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FSE

Masters

Master of Radiopharmaceutical Science

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FSE

Masters

Master of Science Innovation

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

Owner

AwardType

AwardName

RequiredEntryQualification

GPARequirement

FSE

Masters

Master of Sustainable Development

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FSE

Grad Cert

Graduate Certificate of Conservation Biology

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FSE

Grad Cert

Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Development

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FSE

Grad Dip

Graduate Diploma of Conservation Biology

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FSE

Grad Dip

Graduate Diploma of Environment

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FSE

Grad Dip

Graduate Diploma of Geoscience

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FSE

Grad Dip

Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Development

Bachelor

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

FSE

Grad Dip

Graduate Diploma of Applied Statistics

Bachelor + work experience

Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA of Pass

Note: this Schedule documents Academic Senate approved changes to listed programs (Resolutions 18/62 & 18/86), no changes are proposed to unlisted programs.

Appendix 3:
Exceptions to minimum GPA Postgraduate Coursework Entry Requirements

(Subject to all other admission requirements being met)

Approved by Academic Senate 24 July 2018 (Resolution 18/62)

Faculty

AwardType

AwardName

RequiredEntryQualification

EntryGPA

FOA

Masters

Master of International Law, Governance and Public Policy

  1. Honours Bachelor
  2. Bachelor + work experience

A) No GPA (Passing Honours Bachelor)

  1. Two options for entry:
    1. GPA 4.5 + NO work experience, or
    2. No GPA (Passing Bachelor) + 18 months’ work experience

FOA

Masters

Master of International Trade and Commerce Law

  1. Honours Bachelor
  2. Bachelor + work experience

A) No GPA (Passing Honours Bachelor)

  1. Two options for entry:
    1. GPA 4.5 + NO work experience, or
    2. No GPA (Passing Bachelor) + 18 months’ work experience

FOA

Masters

Master of Laws

  1. Honours Bachelor
  2. Bachelor + work experience

A) No GPA (Passing Honours Bachelor)

  1. Two options for entry:
    1. GPA 4.5 + NO work experience, or
    2. No GPA (Passing Bachelor) + 18 months’ work experience

MQBS

Masters

Master of Actuarial Practice

Bachelor

GPA 4.5 (Cognate)

GPA 5.0 (Non-Cognate)

FSE

Masters

Master of Biotechnology and Business

Bachelor

GPA 4.5

FMH

Masters

Master of Public Health

Bachelor

No GPA (Passing Bachelor) for Cross-disciplinary or Professional Practice specialisation;

GPA 4.5 for Research specialisation

FMH

Masters

(Extended)

Doctor of Physiotherapy

Bachelor

GPA 4.5

FOA

Masters

(Extended)

Juris Doctor

Bachelor

GPA 4.5

FHS

Masters

Master of Advanced Translation and Interpreting Studies

Bachelor + language proficiency

GPA 4.5

MQBS

Masters

Master of Applied Economics

Bachelor

GPA 4.5

MQBS

Masters

Master of Applied Statistics

Bachelor

GPA 4.5

FSE

Masters

Master of Biotechnology

Bachelor

GPA 4.5

FSE

Masters

Master of Data Science

Bachelor

GPA 4.5

FMH

Masters

(Extended)

Doctor of Medicine

Bachelor + GAMSAT

GPA 5.0

MGSM

Masters

Global Master of Business Administration

Bachelor + work experience

GPA 5.0

MGSM

Masters

Master of Business Administration

Bachelor + work experience

GPA 5.0

FHS

Masters

Master of Clinical Audiology

Bachelor

GPA 5.0

FHS

Masters

Master of Speech and Language Pathology

Bachelor

GPA 5.0

FHS

Masters

Master of Accessible Communication

Bachelor

GPA 4.5

FHS

Masters

Master of Conference Interpreting

Bachelor

GPA 4.5

FHS

Masters

Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)

Bachelor

GPA 4.5

FHS

Masters

Master of Translation and Interpreting Studies

Bachelor

GPA 4.5

FHS

Masters

Master of Translation and Interpreting Studies with the degree

Bachelor

GPA 4.5

FHS

Masters

Master of Translation and Interpreting Studies with the degree

Bachelor

GPA 4.5

FHS

Grad Cert

Graduate Certificate of Community Interpreting

Bachelor

GPA 4.5

FHS

Grad Dip

Graduate Diploma of Translating and Interpreting

Bachelor

GPA 4.5

FHS

Grad Dip

Graduate Diploma of Auslan-English Interpreting

Bachelor + work experience

GPA 4.5

Note: this Schedule documents Academic Senate approved changes to listed programs (Resolutions 18/62 & 18/86), no changes are proposed to unlisted programs.

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