Procedures

Postgraduate Coursework Admissions - Procedures

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1. Purpose and Objectives

The procedures enact PPL 3.40.04 Admissions and Enrolments - Policy.

2. Definitions, Terms, Acronyms

Applicant – a person applying for enrolment in a program.

Coursework master – a master other than a research master.

GPA – Grade point average (GPA) is defined as the average of the grade of results obtained by the student in all courses in which the student is enrolled, weighted by the unit value of each course in accordance with the following formula —

∑(GP)/∑(P)

where:

G = the grade of result in a course; and

P = the unit value of that course.

If a student is enrolled in a course but gets no result, G=0.

PPL 3.10.07 Grading System - Procedures explains how a non-graded pass (P) and a non-graded fail (N) are considered. Where ignoring a non-graded pass (P) disadvantages a student, a result of P should be treated in accordance with PPL 3.10.07 Grading System - Procedures.

Research master – a degree which the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) decides incorporates a research component involving at least 66% of the work for the degree.

Suite of programs – a multi-step progression of postgraduate programs offered under the same program title.

Example —

graduate certificate in business administration;

graduate diploma in business administration;

master of business administration;

master of business administration (advanced).

3. Procedures Scope/Coverage

These procedures apply to all postgraduate coursework students at The University of Queensland.

4. Procedures Statement

These procedures provide direction on managing admission and enrolment of postgraduate coursework students.

5. Admission to Postgraduate Programs

5.1 For admission to a program, an applicant must satisfy —

(a) the minimum English language proficiency requirements set by the University (PPL 3.40.14 English Language Proficiency Admission and Concurrent Support); and

(b) the enrolment requirements in the program rules; and

(c) the executive dean (or, where unavailable or not reasonably practicable, head of school or associate dean (academic)) that the student is qualified for admission.

5.2 To approve a degree as satisfying the entry requirements for a program, the executive dean (or, where unavailable or not reasonably practicable, head of school or associate dean (academic)) must deem whether the award has been completed —

(a) in either the same or different discipline as the award being undertaken; and

(b) at the minimum level for entry as referenced by the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Example: entry into a 16-unit level 9 program requires completion of a level 8 bachelor honours degree in the same discipline to be considered an ‘approved degree’. See also PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design Principles.

5.3 An applicant who does not qualify for entry into a masters or doctoral program may progress through a suite of programs in the following way —

(a) from a graduate certificate to a graduate diploma, if a GPA of 4 is attained in the 8 units of courses required for credit towards the graduate certificate award; and

(b) from a graduate diploma to a coursework masters, if a GPA of 5 is attained in the 8 units of courses required for credit towards the graduate diploma award.

5.4 Section 5.3 may be overridden by a program rule.

6. Cancellation of Enrolment

6.1 An executive dean (or, where unavailable or not reasonably practicable, head of school or associate dean (academic)) may cancel a student’s enrolment if the student has supplied incomplete or inaccurate information associated with the enrolment.

Custodians
Academic Registrar
Mr Mark Erickson
Custodians
Academic Registrar
Mr Mark Erickson