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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Conjoint Programme for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
BA/BBus

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Conjoint Programme for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

2. A candidate who has already completed the requirements of one of the component degrees will not be permitted to enrol in the conjoint programme.

Qualification Requirements

3. Candidates for the Conjoint Programme for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 510 credits, comprising:

(a) completion of a Bachelor of Arts component;

(b) completion of a Bachelor of Business component;

(c) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

4. Each course successfully completed for the conjoint programme shall be credited to one or other of the two components. Except as provided by these regulations, each component shall be governed by the regulations of the corresponding degree.

5. Courses may not be cross-credited into or between components of the conjoint BA/BBus programme.

6. The Bachelor of Arts component shall consist of a total of 255 credits made up as follows:

(a) The five compulsory Arts courses: 230.110, 230.111, 230.112, 230.210, and 230.310. Courses 230.110, 230.111 and 230.112 must be completed within the first 120 credits of the BA component. Course 230.210 must be completed within the first 195 credits of the BA component.

(b) The majoring requirements of at least one subject as specified in the BA Schedule. Business Psychology is not available as a major in the conjoint programme.

(c) Courses with prefixes 114, 115, 152, 153, 178, 190, 219 and 295 may be included in the BA component only if they are listed on the schedule for a major in Defence Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Media Studies, Politics, Security Studies or Social Policy, and only by students enrolled in that major.

(d) No fewer than 45 credits selected from Schedule B or Schedule C of the Bachelor of Arts Schedule.

(e) Students may not include in these 45 credits courses with prefixes 114, 115, 152, 153, 178, 190, 219 or 295.

7. The Bachelor of Business component shall consist of a total of 255 credits made up as follows:

(a) The compulsory eight core business courses: 115.111, 115.112, 115.113, 115.114, 115.115, 115.116, 115.211, 115.212.

(b) Completion of a major in accordance with the regulations for the BBus.

(c) No fewer than 120 credits at the 200 level or above, of which at least 60 credits must be at the 300 level, selected from Schedule B of the Schedule for the BBus degree.

(d) Students taking a major in Economics in the BA component may not include courses from this major in the BBus component.

Specialisations

8. Candidates may complete a major in each component by complying with the requirements of the regulations of the corresponding degree.

Student Progression

9. Candidates shall pass all courses and maintain a grade average of B or higher in order to continue enrolment in the conjoint programme.

10. A candidate is required to advance studies concurrently in both components of the programme in each year of enrolment.

Completion Requirements

11. A candidate's programme of study may not exceed 10 years from date of first enrolment in a course to be credited to the Conjoint Programme for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business.

12. Candidates may be graduated and conjointly awarded the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Business when they meet the Admission, Qualification, and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Business or another qualification should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

13. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

14. Notwithstanding Regulation 9, candidates who were enrolled in the Conjoint Programme for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business commencing in 2015 or earlier shall pass all courses and achieve a grade average of B- or higher each year in order to continue enrolment in the conjoint programme.

Transition Arrangements - BBus Component

15. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who have passed fewer than 180 credits towards the Bachelor of Business Studies prior to 1 January 2017 will transfer to the 2017 regulations under the following conditions:

(a) Course substitution beyond the normal limits will be permitted in respect to courses already completed at the same level towards the BBS core or towards a major or minor prior to 1 January 2017.

(b) Candidates who have not completed 115.103 prior to the beginning of the 2017 academic year must complete the core course 115.211.

(c) Candidates must complete the core course 115.212.

(d) Where under these regulations a capstone course is specified for a major in which a candidate is enrolled that course must be completed unless at least 60 credits at 300 level has already been completed towards that major. The transition arrangements established under Regulation 23 expire 31 December 2023.

16. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who have passed at least 180 credits of study towards the Bachelor of Business component prior to 1 January 2017 will transfer to the 2017 regulations under the following conditions:

(a) Course substitution beyond the normal limits will be permitted in respect to courses already completed towards the BBus core or at the same level towards a major or minor prior to 1 January 2017.

(b) Where under these regulations a capstone course is specified for a major in which a candidate is enrolled that course must be completed unless at least 60 credits at 300 level has already been completed towards that major. The transition arrangements established under Regulations 24 expire 31 December 2021.

17. All candidates who commenced study towards the conjoint programme of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business prior to 1 January 2017 may elect to be awarded the alternative title of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Studies on completion, subject to the maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Study provisions specified in the Part I regulations to the Degree.

The transition arrangements established under Regulation 25 expire 31 December 2021.

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