Pass Conceded

This information is for students enrolled in Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment courses only.

This process is pursuant to Assessment (Higher Education Courses)-Procedure (sections 40 – 42)

If you are applying for a Science, Engineering and Built Environment unit however you are completing your course in another faculty, you will need to apply to that faculty.

Eligibility

Students may apply to the Faculty Committee for a pass conceded grade where the final mark is between 45% and 49% (inclusive). A pass conceded grade may be awarded where all of the following conditions are met:

  • the student is one credit point short of completing their program of study
  • the student has not failed any hurdle requirement for the unit for which the pass conceded grade is being considered
  • the student has not been awarded a pass conceded grade for any other unit in the course or articulated suite of courses
  • the student must have received a fail grade for no more than the number of units specified below for each degree type:
DegreeNumber of units in which fail grade may have been recieved
Three-year undergraduate degreea fail grade in no more than three other units
Four- or five-year undergraduate degreea fail grade in no more than four other units
Combined degreesa fail grade in no more than two other units in the relevant degree of the combined degree program. A student is eligible to be considered for a pass conceded grade in each of the component degrees
Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diplomaa fail in no more than one other unit
Masters by courseworka fail in no more than two other units

The faculty will consider the recommendations of the Course Director when deciding whether to award a pass conceded grade.

How to apply

Applications for a pass conceded grade within the faculty are to be submitted electronically using an online application form.

You will be required to log in using your Deakin username and password.

Please note that any application must meet eligibility criteria and this includes the application being for the final unit of your degree.

Applying for a pass conceded grade does not result in one being granted automatically.

Assistance and Questions

if you have any queries regarding pass conceded grades or the process, please contact one of our faculty student advisors at one of our faculty campus offices in person, by phone or email.

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