Course Titling and Abbreviation Procedures
These procedures apply to university and faculty awards.
When an award is tagged, the tag must relay significant disciplinary content. For example, Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) would be an example of a 'good' tag, while Bachelor of Arts (Humanities and Social Sciences) would not.
When a course is a tagged version of another course with the same basic form of title, there should be course structure similarities between the two. For example, a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Science (Environment) should have a basic structural relationship; two Bachelor of Business (tagged) degrees should have the same initial form. If this is not the case, then a specific title is more appropriate; a Bachelor of Business Systems would be more appropriate than Bachelor of Computing (Business Systems).
In a tagged degree, there should be a mechanism for students to move to the untagged form or to an equivalent award, even if there is to be no intake into that course at first year. For example, a student who has enrolled in Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) should be able, if their interests or abilities have changed, to transfer to a Bachelor of Arts without significant loss of credit.
Approval of Tagged Coursework Award Titles
Faculties shall establish tags for generically structured and approved awards via proposals for major course amendments.
Approval of Tagged and Joint Higher Degrees by Research Titles
Faculties shall apply to establish tagged and joint higher degrees by research via new course and joint award proposals, as set out in HDR Course Accreditation Policy.
Course Nomenclature Standards
These standards must be applied consistently in all sites of course information.
The choice should be consistent with articulated courses, ie;
10. For dual award courses with external international partners, the course title shall contain the Monash award with the type of collaborative arrangement ie, dual award and the name of the external partner in brackets.
Course Nomenclature Templates
Honours Bachelor Degree
Bachelor Degree with Honours
Double Degree Honours
Dual Awards with external international partners
|Doctor of Philosophy||PhD||PhD|
|Doctor of Medicine||MD||MD|
|Doctor of Public Health||DPH||DPH|
|Doctor of Economics||DEc||DEc|
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