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2013 Course information sessions and booklets
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Important terms and definitions
Areas of study / discipline
The areas of study, sometimes referred to as disciplines, are broad topic areas like History or Politics.
A course is a defined period of study leading to a tertiary qualification. Rules and requirements for each course are included in the University Handbook.
This is the value given to a unit/subject, normally 6 credit points. There are some second and third year units that are worth 12 credit points.
Unit / subject
Units are like subjects and they make up the different areas of study (disciplines).
Within a course, there are a number of different year levels at which units are offered. These represent the order in which you should take them in your course.
Note: The term does not necessarily refer to the number of years a student has been studying but the level you have achieved in your course or a particular area of study. For example, a double degree student may find that they study first-year level units in their second year at university.