Honours program

Working out your Law Honours Grade Point Average (GPA)

Please note: From January 1st 2015 the award of a degree with honours on the on-course basis will no longer be available for students commencing in 2015 onwards.

Law Honours Grade Point Average is calculated as follows:

All Deakin Law units are counted towards your GPA except units that are completed on Exchange, Study Abroad or Cross Institutional.

Note:

  • All attempts are to be counted, eg: if a student fails a unit three times then the attempt must be counted three times.
  • Withdrawn Fail ‘WN’ is to be counted as 0
  • Failure, not assessed ‘XN’ is to be counted as 0
  • Note: MLL401 Legal Project is worth two credit points so must be counted twice. This means that if the student received a mark of 96 for MLL401 then you would add 96 twice into your calculation; be sure to add an extra credit point when dividing the total LLB marks.
  • If no numerical grade appears, use middle point of the grade as follows:

P = 55% C = 65% D = 75% HD = 85%

All Deakin Law unit attempts* should be added together and then divided by the number of completed law units to arrive at a total Law GPA. For eg: Total marks = 1560 divided by 24 units completed = 65%

* Do not include Cross-Institutional or Study Abroad units

Please note: no rounding up is done for Honours calculations eg 64.686 will not be rounded up to 65.


Final Honours Grade Table

The final Honours grade should be awarded as follows:

If the Law student commenced their law course prior to 2002, and are eligible for Honours Program One, then the Honours should be awarded as follows:

H2B 60 - 69.99%
H2A 70 - 74.99%
H1 75% and above

If the Law student commenced their Law course in or after 2002, and are eligible for Honours Program Two or Three, then the Honours should be awarded as follows:

H2B 65 - 69.99%
H2A 70 - 79.99%
H1 80% and above.


Need additional information?
If you require additional information about the Law Honours structure please contact a Student Adviser.


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