Units of Credit and Student Workload

The University’s academic structure is based on units of credit (UOC). Every course in the University has a UOC value. Program requirements are partly defined in terms of the completion of a specified number of units of credit.

All courses are measured in whole UOC. Full-time enrolment for one year is defined as 48 UOC with at least one enrolment in each term. Domestic students wishing to be considered full-time need to enrol in a minimum of 12 UOC each term, or 36 UOC across three standard terms with at least one course enrolment in each term.

Irrespective of the program or stage in which a course is taken, it has the same UOC value and generates the same load for student contribution charges and fees.

The normal workload expectations of a student are approximately 25 hours per term for each UOC, including class hours, other learning activities, preparation and time spent on all assessable work.

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