Academic Progress is a process where the University monitors each student’s academic progress to ensure that they are making satisfactory progress towards completing their degree.
The academic progress timelines are set out in theAcademic Progress: Show Cause and Appeals Schedule (PDF, 36.4 KB)
Academic progress at Deakin University is governed by the following Statutes and Regulation of the University:
- Statute 2.2 The Academic Board
- Statute 5.3 Assessment and Academic Progress
- Regulation 5.3(1) Assessment and Academic Progress in Higher Education Courses
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) where:
- 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)
# Procedures, policies or legislation from this year may have been replaced with revised or new versions and the links to these documents have been removed. To access documents relevant to this year, please contact the Records Unit.