Final Unit to Complete

For students enrolled in Business and Law courses only

The 'Final Unit to Complete' (FUTC) provision, described in clauses 56-62 of the Assessment (Higher Education Courses) Procedure, offers you the opportunity of a Pass Conceded grade (PC) or Supplementary Assessment where you are one credit point short of completing your degree.

You must apply to the Faculty which owns your course:
Course codes starting with A or E: Faculty of Arts and Education
Course codes starting with H: Faculty of Health
Course codes starting with S: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

Eligibility

  • The Faculty Academic Progress Committee (FAPC) will usually award a PC grade over a Supplementary Assessment if you are eligible for both.
  • Neither PC grades nor Supplementary Assessment will be awarded for units worth 2 credit points, or if you have more than one credit point remaining to complete the course.
  • If you opt for Supplementary Assessment, the outcome:
    • does not guarantee a pass in the unit
    • is final and there is no further opportunity for additional supplementary assessment, review of result or PC grade
Pass Conceded requirements Supplementary Assessment requirements
  1. Final unit of degree;
  2. A unit result of between 45% and 49% (inclusive) in a unit studied in any trimester of your course;
  3. Fail grades in other units as described below:
    1. two-year undergraduate course : a fail in no more than two other units
    2. three-year undergraduate course : a fail grade in no more than three other units
    3. four- or five-year undergraduate course : a fail grade in no more than four other units
    4. combined courses : a fail grade in no more than two other units in the relevant courseā€”a student is eligible to be considered for a pass conceded grade in each of the component courses
    5. graduate certificate or graduate diploma : a fail grade in no more than one other unit
    6. masters by coursework : a fail grade in no more than two other units
  1. Final unit of degree;
  2. A unit result of between 40% and 49% (inclusive);
  3. The Unit was studied during the last 12 months (e.g. the trimester just completed and the two trimesters before that).
  4. Where a relevant unit had an exam the student will be offered a supplementary exam (SAE grade) to be scheduled in the next available sup/special exam period. See important dates in the University Handbook
  5. Where a relevant unit did not have an exam a student will be offered a supplementary piece of assessment (SAA Grade) to be organised by the Faculty
Outcome: if awarded, a PC grade and eligibility to graduate Outcome: if awarded, a supplementary assessment with a maximum possible grade of 50P and there is no guarantee of a pass

How to apply

Applications for Trimester 2 2017 will open at 6pm on Friday 3 November for 5 working days.

For any enquiries please email bl-spar@deakin.edu.au.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I apply for a Final Unit to Complete (supplementary assessment or pass conceded) for Trimester 2 2017?

  • The application form will open at 6pm on Friday 3 November 2017 and close at 6pm on Friday 10 November  2017.

How long will my application take to be assessed?

  • Students will normally receive an outcome within 5 working days of application to their Deakin email address.

What type of supplementary assessment will I be given?

  • For units with an exam, successful applicants will be given a supplementary exam (SAE)
  • For units with no exam, successful applicants will be given another form of assessment (SAA)

When will I sit my supplementary exam?

  • Eligible students who apply before 6pm on Thursday 3 November 2017 will sit a supplementary exam in the Trimester 2 2017 supplementary exam period (8 February-16 February 2018) where applicable.
  • No changes to exam times or dates will be offered for Final Unit to Complete supplementary assessments.

Can I enrol in a Trimester 3 2017 unit or have a COE extension if I am waiting for a supplementary exam? (International Students)

  • Please contact a Student Adviser (via buslaw@deakin.edu.au) if you would like to discuss these options.

Can I receive a Final Unit to Complete supplementary assessment for a cross-institutional or study abroad unit?

  • Only units directly administered by Deakin University are eligible for Final Unit to Complete supplementary assessments - this does not include cross-institutional or study abroad units.

Can I apply for special consideration for a Final Unit to Complete supplementary assessment?

  • Special consideration will not be granted in any form for these supplementary assessments.

Can I apply for a Review of Results following the outcome of a Final Unit to Complete supplementary assessment?

  • Review of results applications will not be accepted following Final Unit to Complete assessment outcomes.
  • Students who wish to apply for Review of Results for a unit should apply within 5 working days of the release of Trimester 2 2017 results.

What happens if I pass my Final Unit to Complete supplementary assessment?

  • Students who pass a Final Unit to Complete supplementary assessment will receive a maximum mark of 50 P* for the applicable unit. Course completion will then be assessed by Student Services.

What happens if I don't pass my Final Unit to Complete supplementary assessment?

  • Students who fail a Final Unit to Complete supplementary assessment will have their original fail grade/mark for the unit confirmed.
  • These students will be required to re-enrol in a unit to complete their course.

* Students should consider whether a Final Unit to Complete supplementary assessment (capped at 50 P) is right for them in relation to their completion aims, such as meeting professional recognition requirements, before applying.

In relation to combined degree programs, a student is eligible to be considered for a Pass Conceded grade in each of the component degrees.

In some cases, eg LLB, professional recognition requirements will make a Pass Conceded grade inappropriate even where all criteria have been met. If you are in this category please seek advice from a student adviser.

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