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Graduation - Double Degree Policy

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Section 1 - Preamble

(1) This Policy replaces Chapter 5.20 of the Academic Policy (December 2010).

Section 2 - Definitions

(2) For the purpose of this Policy refer to the Academic Board's Definitions Policy.

Section 3 - Graduation Policy

Part A - Graduation with a Double Degree

(3) In the case of graduation in a course leading to a double degree, the student will be presented with two testamurs for the respective degrees.

(4) Where both degrees are offered by the one School/College, the student:

  1. will receive both degrees at the School/College Graduation ceremony;
  2. will be listed in the graduation program twice (once under each degree to be conferred);
  3. may elect to be called onto the stage twice to receive each testamur separately; and
  4. will wear academic dress appropriate to that School/College.

(5) Where the degrees are offered by different School/Colleges, the student may elect to:

  1. attend both School/College Graduation ceremonies and receive each degree separately; or
  2. attend only one ceremony in which case the two degrees will be presented to the student together;
  3. will be listed in two programs under each degree heading; and
  4. will wear academic dress appropriate to the School/College's ceremony being attended.

(6) A student who completes the requirements for the award of one of the degrees may not graduate with that award before fulfilling all the requirements of the Rules for the double degree. However, a student who while enrolled in a double degree course has completed the requirements for the award of one of the degrees may elect to be awarded that degree following withdrawal from candidature of the double degree award.