Glossary

U

undergraduate
An undergraduate is a student who has not yet received a bachelor or similar degree.
unit
Units are the specific subjects and areas of study, based around a theme or topic, which make up a course. They may require attendance at unit specific lectures, tutorials or practicals and the completion of assessment or examination tasks. You'll need to complete a set credit point value of units for your course. Find out what units your course offers in the University Handbook.
unit chair
The person appointed to oversee each unit. The contact details for your Unit Chair are in your unit guide and on your unit page in CloudDeakin. You can also check the contact details for any Deakin staff member by visiting the Deakin Staff directory.
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
Page custodian: eSolutions - Digital Presence
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