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Academic progress

The academic progress timelines are set out in the Academic Progress: Show Cause and Appeals Schedule (37 KB).

Academic progress at Deakin University is governed by the following Statutes and Regulation of the University:

As determined by the Academic Board, students enrolled in higher education award courses, other than higher degrees by research courses, may be deemed to have achieved satisfactory academic progress when they have:

  • passed at least 50 per cent of the credit points in which they are enrolled each trimester
  • passed an enrolled Unit in a maximum of two attempts
  • will be able complete their course within the maximum period of study, which will normally be calculated using the following formula:


2n + 1u (not including periods of intermission)
n = the time taken to complete the equivalent full time load, normally 8 credit points per year, and
u = year/semester, depending on the unit of measure of n.
  • complied with an enrolment restriction/prescription imposed by the Faculty Committee, Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee or the Academic Appeals Committee.

Further information can be found in the Academic Progress in Higher Education Award Courses procedure (effective from 9 November 2009) and in the Academic Hearings: Rules of Procedure
(Added to Handbook 2 Nov 2009 and 4 Mar 2010).

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4th October 2010