Enrolment Modes

Enrolment at Deakin is changing for the better

At Deakin University we are transforming our learning environment and refining the way we talk about course and unit delivery modes and locations. These changes will make things simpler and easier for you to see where and how courses and units are delivered and taught which will enable you to easily search by enrolment mode and campus.

What are the changes?


Enrolment modes

Where you see 'Campus' in places like the Handbook and StudentConnect in reference to a unit, this means that the main mode of delivery for this unit is through attendance at classes at a Deakin campus, centre, industry or other physical site.

Where you see 'Cloud (online)' this means the main mode of delivery is through Deakin's online environment. There may or may not be compulsory contact hours online. In some units, you may be required to attend an event such as an exam or an assessment at a designated physical site. You should always check the online Handbook.

A lecture is now a class

The Handbook is going to show 'Class' instead of 'Lecture'. A 'Class' means a general meeting for all enrolled students, for which you do not need to register, and where teaching staff engage you through presentations and other learning activities.

The terms 'tutorial' or 'workshop' are replaced by the term 'Seminar.' A Seminar is a more interactive meeting for smaller groups of students.

When accessing either STAR or the online timetable, entries will now be prefaced by 'Cls' (instead of Lec) and 'Sem' (instead of Tut).

Campus descriptors

For greater clarity, the online Handbook will show campus names - for example: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong) Waurn Ponds (Geelong) Warrnambool, or Cloud (online) instead of codes like B, S, F, W, G and X.

The Handbook, Course Search, StudentConnect, the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal as well as our webpages and publications will include this new language.

If you have any questions please call Customer Service on (03) 924 46333 or visit Deakin Central.

Here is a summary of the information above:

New Terminology Definition
Campus The dominant mode of delivery is through attendance at classes at a Deakin campus, centre, affiliated industry or other physical site.
Cloud (online) The dominant mode of delivery is through the University's online environment. There may or may not be compulsory contact hours online. In some Units, students may be required to attend an event such as an exam or an assessment at a designated physical site.
Class Is a general meeting for all enrolled students, in a particular unit, for which you do not need to register (if you're enrolled in the unit which has a 'class', it will appear on your timetable), and where teaching staff engage you through presentations and learning activities. Formerly called a 'lecture'.
Seminar Is an interactive meeting for smaller groups of students. All other contact hours descriptors remain unchanged (eg. practicums, studio work).

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