Information about subject entries - Postgraduate subjects
The postgraduate subjects listed in this Handbook are in alpha-numeric order by code.
The codes comprise:
- a three alpha-character abbreviation of the subject area or discipline; followed by
- a three digit number the first digit of which indicates the subject's level.
The level of a subject is denoted by the first digit of its code.
Level 1 Denotes an introductory, usually first year, undergraduate subject. Level 2 Denotes a subject normally taken in the second full-time year of an undergraduate course which usually has a level 1 subject as a prerequisite. Level 3 Denotes a subject normally taken in the third full-time year of an undergraduate course which usually has a level 1 or level 2 subject as a prerequisite. Level 4 Denotes a subject taken in the fourth full-time year of an undergraduate course which usually has a level 1 or level 2 or level 3 subject as a prerequisite; or a subject in a graduate certificate or graduate diploma course. Level 5 Denotes a subject taken in a master or doctoral program or a dissertation taken in a master by coursework and dissertation program. Level 6 Denotes the research component in a master by research program. Level 7 Denotes the research component of a doctoral program.
The point value of a subject is indicated by the number in brackets after the subject's title. The point value denotes the relative size of a subject. A standard subject is 8 points and four 8 point subjects (ie 32 points) constitute a normal full-time semester study load.
Prerequisites, Corequisites and Enrolment Restrictions
Prerequisites, corequisites and enrolment restrictions (these terms are explained below) may apply to particular subjects and where they do they are specified in the description of that subject. If there is no mention of prerequisites, corequisites or enrolment restrictions in a particular description then none apply to that subject.
If a subject has a prerequisite, the student must have passed the prerequisite, or expect to have passed the prerequisite, when enrolling in that subject.
If a subject has a corequisite, the student must enrol in the corequisite in the same session as the student enrols in that subject, unless the corequisite has already been passed.
Enrolment restrictions are conditions which restrict enrolment in a subject to particular student cohorts.
For some Faculty of Commerce subjects, the Faculty has identified prior knowledge which the student is assumed to have acquired prior to enrolment in the subject. This assumed knowledge is described as being equivalent to that covered in specified other postgraduate subjects also listed in the postgraduate Handbook and is identified in the final paragraph of the abstract for the subject in question.
Information on the textbooks prescribed for particular subjects is not provided in this Handbook as the information is susceptible to frequent change. Students are told of the textbooks required for a particular subject when they have enrolled in the subject. Distance education students are advised by mail; on-campus students are advised in their first class in the subject.