Course titles should follow the relevant award title as set out in the Faculty's Awards Regulations. For double degree courses, the course title should contain both of the component award titles as set out in the Faculties' Awards Regulations.
Course nomenclature (award title, course title, short name and abbreviation) should be used consistently across all sites of course information, including the University Handbook and other sources of information provided to students, academic transcripts and testamurs, and the student management system.
All course titles must indicate the qualification category and the field of study or discipline. Specialised courses may employ either a specific course title or a tagged course title to indicate the specialised field of study or discipline, or the nature of study (research, coursework, or research and coursework). To be approved, specific course titles should be justified in terms of:
- the specialised structures of the course;
- recruitment or marketing considerations;
- professional or employment considerations;
- appropriate advertising, understanding by students and employers, selection and the life expectancy of the value of the title;
- the number of specialised course titles in the general academic or professional area being used by the University;
- Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) requirements for qualification titles, and the equivalent Malaysian and South African government requirements where appropriate.
The standard forms of nomenclature for courses are set out in the Course Titling and Abbreviation Procedures.
Exceptions to these requirements shall be considered on a case-by-case basis by Education Committee or by Research Graduate School Committee as appropriate, taking into account the specialised structure of the course, comparability with peer institutions and government requirements at the campuses where the course is to be offered.