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Summer and Winter School

Study Abroad & Exchange students can choose to study one or two courses in intensive mode during Summer School or Winter School.

  • 2 courses (6 units – 50% of a full-time semester load) OR
  • 1 course (3 units - 25% of a full-time semester load)

Take a look at the variety of courses available in Summer School and Winter School.

Semester Length Study

Study Abroad & Exchange students can study for one or two semesters, commencing in Semester 1 (February – July) or Semester 2 (July – November).

Whether students study for one semester or two semesters with us, it is a student visa requirement that they study full-time. A standard full-time workload per semester is considered to be:

  • 4 courses (12 units - 100% of a full-time semester load) OR
  • 3 courses (9 units - 75% of a full-time semester load)

Note: 12 units = 30 ECTS = 15 US credits

  • Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate Courses
    • Undergraduate courses are for students currently studying a Bachelor degree at their home institution.
    • Postgraduate courses are for students who have completed an undergraduate qualification and are continuing their studies by completing an Award such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters Degree, PhD or Doctorate at their home institution.
    • All courses have a course code, which includes 4-digit numbers. These numbers indicate the course level:
      • 1000 to 3999 – Undergraduate courses (e.g the second year course International Business II has a code of INTBUS 2500)
      • 4000 – Honours courses. Honours courses are not currently offered to Study Abroad or Exchange students.
      • 5000 to 7999 – Postgraduate courses
  • Unavailable and Restricted Courses

    Unavailable courses are not offered to Study Abroad or Exchange students.

    Restricted courses are available to Study Abroad or Exchange students. However, they will have pre-requisites and/or limited availability and may require pre-approval by the School/Faculty. Students should ensure that they have appropriate academic background.

    General Restrictions:

    • External Courses are not available. These courses are identified by the suffix EX in the course code (e.g. – WINEMKTG 1013EX)
    • Courses with a course code ending in RG (e.g. FOOD SC 2501RG) are not available
    • Courses with a course code ending in NA (e.g. COMMLAW 1004NA) are not available
    • In general courses that have the name of a specialisation (in brackets) after the course name are unavailable, e.g. BIOCHEM 3003 Genes and Proteins III (Molecular Biology). Equivalents to these courses are often available (e.g. BIOCHEM 3000 Molecular and Structural Biology III is the equivalent for the course name aboved).  

    To check if a course you have selected:

    • is available to Study Abroad or Exchange students visit Course Outlines and search for the course. Under ‘General Course Information’ you will find the availability information in the ‘Course Details’ section under ‘Available for Study Abroad and Exchange’. ‘Y’ means the course is available for Study Abroad and Exchange students. ‘N’ means the course is not available for Study Abroad and Exchange students.
    • has pre-requisites visit Course Outlines and search for the course. Under ‘General Course Information’ you will find the pre-requisite details in the ‘Course Details’ section under ‘Prerequisites’.
    • has restrictions visit Course Outlines and search for the course. Under ‘General Course Information’ you will find the restriction details in the ‘Course Details’ section under ‘Restrictions’.

Please refer below to confirm that your discipline is available.

 

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