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Unit Coding Procedures

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Unit Coding Policy

Implementation Administration

Where the unit is primarily offered as a prescribed component of a ‘specialist’ course, or as part of an approved major/minor sequence, the Faculty that awards the degree that the unit is primarily offered for is responsible for administration of this policy and associated procedures (i.e. Degree Awarding Faculty). 

Where the unit is primarily offered as an elective unit (not forming part of an approved major/minor sequence or prescribed component of a ‘specialist’ course) the Faculty that teaches the unit is responsible for administration of this policy and associated procedures.

Alpha unit codes

  1. The three character alpha code will be assigned in accordance with the following:

    Coursework:

    1. the unit is primarily offered as a component of a ‘specialist’ course where the Degree Awarding faculty uses a common alpha coding system for all units, irrespective of course (or specialisation), use the faculty alpha code (eg LAW, ENG, FIT).
    2. the unit is primarily offered as component of a ‘specialist’ course where the Degree Awarding faculty uses a common alpha coding system for all core units in the course, use the course alpha code (eg BMS for core units in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science)
    3. the unit is primarily offered as a component of a ‘generic’ course where the course requires students to complete a defined major and/or minor sequence, use the alpha code assigned to units approved as forming part of the particular major/minor sequence. (eg MTH for units approved as part of defined major/minor sequence in Mathematical Sciences)
    4. the unit is not offered as a component of an approved major/minor sequence nor a core unit within a ‘specialist’ course, use a code indicative of the area of study (eg SCI for units owned by the faculty of Science not covered by points i-iii above)
    5.  the unit is offered for studies approved to be completed elsewhere (not at Monash) by the Degree Awarding faculty, use the faculty alpha code assigned:

    Area

    Codes

    Faculty Name

    Complementary

    Faculty alpha + CL

    ACL

    Arts

     

    BCL

    Business and Economics

     

    FCL

    Art and Design

     

    DCL

    Education

     

    ECL

    Engineering

     

    LCL

    Law

     

    MCL

    Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

     

    SCL

    Science

     

    PCL

    Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science

     

    CCL

    Information Technology

     

    Exchange

    Faculty alpha + EH

    AEH

    Arts

     

    BEH

    Business and Economics

     

    FEH

    Art and Design

     

    DEH

    Education

     

    EEH

    Engineering

     

    LEH

    Law

     

    MEH

    Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

     

    SEH

    Science

     

    PEH

    Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science

     

    CEH

    Information Technology

     

    Study Abroad

    Faculty alpha + SA

    ASA

    Arts

     

    BSA

    Business and Economics

     

    FSA

    Art and Design

     

    DSA

    Education

     

    ESA

    Engineering

     

    LSA

    Law

     

    MSA

    Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

     

    SSA

    Science

     

    PSA

    Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science

     

    CSA

    Information Technology

     

    Cross-Listed and Multi Level Units:

    A coursework unit can be cross-listed (Alpha Code) as a component of a major sequence(s) or ‘specialist’ course, provided it is approved by the relevant Faculty Board of each of the Degree awarding faculties.

    A cross-listed or multi-level coursework unit will have the same Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED) field of study and will be listed as a Unit prohibition with other versions of the unit.

    Faculties are responsible for establishing and updating the Unit Reference Code facility in Callista to record Cross-listed and Multi Level Units.

    Research:

    Where the unit is offered as part of a Higher degree by research program, use the assigned faculty research alpha code.

    Area

    Codes

    Faculty Name

    Research

    Faculty alpha + RU

    ARU

    Arts

     

    BRU

    Business and Economics

     

    FRU

    Art and Design

     

    DRU

    Education

     

    ERU

    Engineering

     

    LRU

    Law

     

    MRU

    Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

     

    SRU

    Science

     

    PRU

    Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science

     

    CRU

    Information Technology

     

    Responsibility

    Degree Awarding Faculty or Teaching Faculty (refer to Implementation Administration section).

Numeric component of unit code

  1. The first of the four numeric characters will indicate the year level (and/or qualification category) at which the unit is primarily offered. The first digit will be:

    Unit Level

    Unit level description

    1

    first year level in undergraduate program

    2

    second year level in undergraduate program

    3

    third year level in undergraduate program

    4

    fourth year level in undergraduate program, honours, postgraduate diploma or certificate, masters

    5

    fifth year level in masters degree program

    6

    doctoral degree program

    9

    introductory graduate level (taken in graduate diploma or certificate or masters program)

    Responsibility

    Degree Awarding Faculty or Teaching Faculty (refer to Implementation Administration section).

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