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Course and Unit Nomenclature Policy

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Section 1 - Purpose and Scope

(1) This Policy defines the University naming conventions for and within Courses to facilitate consistency in terminology.

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Section 2 - Definitions

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Section 3 - Policy

(3) The following naming conventions will be used for and within SCU Courses:

Award Nomenclature
Diploma AQF Level 5
Award title: Diploma of 'field of study/discipline'
Abbreviated title: Dip'field/discipline abbreviated'
Example: Diploma of Business Management - DipBusMgt
Associate Degree AQF Level 6
Award title: Associate Degree of 'title reflecting field of study/discipline', or Associate Degree of 'title reflecting field of study/discipline' in 'specific area'
Abbreviated title: AssocDeg 'field of study/discipline ' or 'field of study/discipline in specific area', usually abbreviated
Example: Associate Degree of Indigenous Studies - AssocDegIndigStudies Associate Degree of Business Administration in Purchasing - AssocDegPurchasing
Bachelor Degree AQF Level 7
Award title: Bachelor of 'title reflecting field of study/discipline ' or Bachelor of 'title reflecting field of study/discipline ' in 'specific area'
Abbreviated title: Bachelor 'field of study/discipline ' or 'field of study/discipline in specific area', usually abbreviated
Example: Bachelor of Laws - LLB Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing - BHlthScN
Bachelor Degree with Honours Level 8
Award title: Bachelor of 'title reflecting field of study/discipline ' with Honours or Bachelor of 'title reflecting field of study/discipline' in 'specific area' with Honours
Abbreviated title: Bachelor of 'field of study/discipline' or 'field of study/discipline in specific area', usually abbreviated
Example: Bachelor of Social Science with Honours - BSocSc(Hons) Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering - BE(Hons)Civil
Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8
Award title: Graduate Certificate in 'field of study/discipline'
Abbreviated title: GradCert 'field abbreviated'
Example: Graduate Certificate in Professional Development - GradCertProfDev
Graduate Diploma AQF Level 8
Award title: Graduate Diploma of 'field of study/discipline' Graduate Diploma of 'title reflecting field of study/discipline' in 'specific area'
Abbreviated title: GradDip 'field of study' or 'field of study in specific area', usually abbreviated
Example: Graduate Diploma of Health Science - GradDipHlthSc
Masters Degree (Coursework), Masters Degree (Research), Masters Degree (Extended) AQF Level 9
Award title: Master of 'field of study' Master of 'title reflecting field of study/discipline' in 'specific area'
Abbreviated title: M 'field of study/discipline' or 'field of study/discipline in specific area', usually abbreviated
Example: Master of Business Administration - MBA
Doctoral Degree AQF Level 10
Award title: Doctor of Philosophy
Abbreviated title: PhD
Professional Doctorate AQF Level 10
Award title: Doctor of 'field of study/discipline' Doctor of 'title reflecting field of study/discipline' in 'specific area'
Abbreviated title: D 'field of study/discipline' or 'field of study/discipline in specific area', usually abbreviated
Example: Doctor of Business Administration - DBA
Double Degree
Award title: Bachelor of ...., Bachelor of .....
Abbreviated title: A comma and space is to be used between the abbreviated form of the degrees.
Example: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws - BA, LLB
Combined Degree
Award title: Bachelor of 'field of study/discipline' and 'field of study/discipline'
Abbreviated title: B 'field of study/discipline' and 'field of study/discipline', usually abbreviated
Example: Bachelor of Arts and Sciences - BASc