Rules for Minors
In these rules:
- 'Course' refers to the Bachelor of Arts (B-ARTS) and the Bachelor of Commerce (B-COMM);
- 'Minor' refers to an undergraduate minor as defined in the Bachelor Degree Policy and Procedures (refer to the Course Approval and Quality Manual: Consolidated Policies and Procedures);
- Students must comply with the policy and procedures associated with minors.
2 Minor requirements
- 2.1 To complete a minor, a student must:
- 2.1.1 undertake a prescribed minor, comprising units totalling 100 credits; of which no more than 50 credits can be at first year level;
- 2.1.2 fulfil those requirements of a minor that were operational at the time the student was admitted to the course or approved in that minor. Where a student has taken a break in studies of two or more semesters (other than a formal suspension), the requirements that apply are those operating at the time of readmission;
- 2.2 A minor can be undertaken in a course where the courses structure includes at least 100 credits of elective units;
- 2.3 Units included in the pre-major cannot be used towards the completion of a minor;
- 2.4 A maximum of 2 minors can be undertaken in a course;
- 2.5 A minor must be in a different discipline area to the course or major being studied, e.g. a student cannot undertake a minor in advertising if their major is in advertising.
3 Minor admission/enrolment
- 3.1 Eligible students include new to course and currently enrolled students in either the B-ARTS or B-COMM;
- 3.2 Students requesting to study a 'minor' must have elective credits to the value of the minor(s);
- 3.3 Students who wish to study a minor and have 100 or more planned elective credits, or have completed (partially or all) electives that comprise a defined minor should contact their Student Services Office to request an amendment to their study plan;
- 3.4 Students must request to study a minor on enrolment or as early in their course of study as possible. The request must be made no later than the final semester of the course and within the University enrolment deadline;
- 3.5 Students who subsequently decide they no longer wish to proceed with a particular minor, should contact their Student Services Office to have the minor removed from their study plan, and the associated planned units will be replaced with the equivalent value of electives. Passed units undertaken will remain on the plan.
- 3.6 A student may change a minor(s) once per study period in alignment with the University enrolment deadlines.
4 Special requirements
- 4.1 Minors will not be awarded retrospectively to students who completed their course in 2014 or earlier, or who failed to request to undertake the minor no later than the final semester of their study and within the University enrolment deadline.
- 4.2 The completed minor will appear on the students' Academic Transcript upon completion of the course.
- 4.3 The completed minor will not appear on the student's Award certificate or Graduation Statement.
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