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UNDERGRADUATE STUDY

UNIGATEWAY

Pathways are offered into JCU degrees in the following areas through the UniGateway Program:

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Business and Law

Creative Arts

Science, Engineering and Information Technology.

The UniGateway program is available to international students who do not meet the minimum entry requirement for a Bachelor degree. Students take pre-University subjects in combination with selected first year subjects. When students successfully complete the UniGateway program, they automatically gain entry into a JCU Bachelor degree and receive credit towards their degree for the first year subjects they completed, thus reducing the time required to finish the degree. Students indicate which Bachelor degree they wish to study before commencing UniGateway as the subjects studied in the program depend on this. UniGateway offers direct entry into all JCU undergraduate degrees except the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).

There are three types of UniGateway –

Academic Gateway – Intended for students who do not meet the academic entry requirement but do meet the English language proficiency entry requirement for a James Cook University undergraduate degree.

Gateway Plus 15 weeks – Intended for students who do not meet the academic entry requirement nor the English language proficiency entry requirement and require approximately 15 weeks of English language training for entry into a James Cook University undergraduate degree.

Gateway Plus 30 weeks – Intended for students who do not meet the academic entry requirement nor the English language proficiency entry requirement and require approximately 30 weeks of English language training for entry into a James Cook University undergraduate degree.

UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE COURSEWORK AWARDS

1. GRANTING OF AN AWARD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Candidates who have fulfilled the conditions of the Requirements for the Award in which they are enrolled and have complied with all Statutes and other Requirements applicable to them may be granted the Award.

2. SUBJECT ENROLMENT

In each year of enrolment, each student is required to nominate a selection of subjects. The Executive Dean of the appropriate faculty may reject a student’s enrolment and/or selection of subjects where the selection of subjects does not conform to the requirements of the award or where enrolment in a particular subject is restricted. At the direction of the Executive Dean some students will be required to attend an enrolment advisory session. However, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the selection of subjects conforms to the requirements of the award in which the student is enrolled; and acceptance by the University of a student’s enrolment and selection of subjects must not be taken as confirmation that the selection of subjects conforms to the requirements of the award in which the student is enrolled.

3. CONCURRENT ENROLMENT

A candidate shall not enrol concurrently for any other degree or diploma of this or any other institution of higher education without the written permission of the Executive Dean of the appropriate faculty or in the case of joint or interfaculty degrees, the Executive Deans of the appropriate Faculties.

4. MAXIMUM ENROLMENT

The maximum enrolment for any candidate will normally be restricted to 15 units per semester without the special approval of the Executive Dean of the appropriate faculty. The normal enrolment for a full-time candidate is 24 units in an academic year.

5. NORMAL PERIOD OF CANDIDATURE

A three year degree requires 72 units and is normally completed in three years of full-time study or the part-time equivalent; a four year degree requires 96 units and is normally completed in four years of full-time study or the part-time equivalent.

Candidates’ attention is drawn to the Re-enrolment Requirements which require that candidates progress with their studies in accordance with the conditions set down by those Requirements.

Candidates are not permitted to undertake more than the minimum number of units required to complete their degree without the approval of the Executive Dean.

6. ENROLMENT STATUS

A full-time candidate for any particular year is one who in that year enrols for subjects to the value of at least 18 units.

A part-time candidate for any particular year is one who in that year enrols for subjects to the value of less than 18 units.

7. SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION OF ENROLMENT

Where a student’s enrolment is suspended or terminated, their attendance at the University, participation in on-line tuition or participation in a professional or clinical placement will cease, with effect from the date of suspension or termination.

8. COMPLETION OF A SUBJECT

To complete a subject a candidate shall, in the one academic year, fulfil the requirements of the appropriate School as approved by the appropriate faculty for that subject in regard to attendance at lectures and classes, presentation of oral, written, practical and field work and satisfactory performance in examinations or in other forms of assessment. These conditions will be specified in each subject outline issued at the commencement of the subject.

9. PREREQUISITE SUBJECTS

Except with faculty permission, granted on advice from the Head of the appropriate School, a candidate may not enrol for any subject until a passing grade has been obtained for any prerequisite subject or subjects or other conditions have been met as detailed in the Master Schedule of subjects.

10. INADMISSIBLE SUBJECTS

Where two subjects are listed in the Master Schedule of subjects as an inadmissible subject combination, credit may be gained for only one of the subjects.

11.1 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Where a course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements, students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled at their own expense.

11.2 Students may be required to be interviewed, in accordance with the relevant procedures, to assess their suitability to undertake, or to continue in, a professional or clinical placement.

11.3 Where a course includes a prescribed professional or clinical placement(s) and where that placement(s) may involve contact with young people, a student’s initial enrolment and continuing enrolment in that course will be conditional upon the following:

In the event that a student becomes ineligible for a Suitability to Work with Children Card, at any time between the date of first enrolment and the date of completion of the course, the student will not be able to complete the degree.

12. WITHDRAWAL FROM SUBJECTS BY CANDIDATES

A candidate who withdraws from a subject after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty shall be deemed to have failed in the subject unless the faculty is satisfied that there are special reasons for waiving this provision.

13. GRADES AWARDED

A candidate’s performance in a subject shall be classified as satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) or graded within the following range:

Schools will inform students of the criteria for each grade in each subject.

14.1 HONOURS

The degree with honours may be taken with honours in a single discipline or with combined honours in two disciplines.

14.2 The examination for the degree with honours shall be as designated by the Head of the appropriate School and shall be by:

14.3 The Bachelor Degree with Honours may be awarded in the following classes:

15. CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS STUDIES

An Executive Dean may give a candidate credit towards an award of this University for subjects completed at this or another University within the limits indicated in the policy statement on credit transfer approved by each faculty.

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