Glossary

U

undergraduate
An undergraduate is a student who has not yet received a bachelor or similar degree.
unit
A thematic area of study, usually of one or two trimesters duration. Units may have a value of between 0.25 and eight credit points,
unit chair
The person appointed by a faculty board to oversee (chair) the assessment panel for each unit.
unit class
Unit class is the mode of study in which a unit is offered.   The most common unit classes for students at Deakin are 'D' for On Campus and 'X' Off Campus.
unit codes
Code consisting of three letters and three numerals, used to identify units. The unit code should be quoted along with unit title when referring to any unit.
  • first letter indicates the faculty offering the unit
  • second letter indicates the school responsible for the unit
  • third letter indicates the discipline area within which the unit falls
  • first numeral indicates the level of study
  • second and third numerals signify a particular syllabus
Universities Australia
Universities Australia is the industry peak body representing the university sector (formerly AVCC).
unspecified credit transfer
Advanced standing granted in a Deakin course for previous studies when no comparable Deakin unit or units exist
UWM
University Web Manager - central coordinator of university websites

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