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 the Academic Progress: Show Cause and Appeals Schedule for 2013 (93 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 Award Courses
Faculty Committees will review the Academic Progress of students after each trimester to identify students who have made unsatisfactory Academic Progress and students who are at risk of unsatisfactory Academic Progress.
Students are considered to have made unsatisfactory Academic Progress, when:
- they have failed at least 50 per cent of credit points in each the preceding two trimesters, or
- they have failed a unit twice, or
- they have failed a compulsory practicum or placement, or
- they will not complete their course within the Maximum Period of Study.
Students are considered to be at risk of unsatisfactory Academic Progress when:
- they have failed one or more units in a trimester, or
- they are unlikely to complete their course within the Maximum Period of Study.
Further information on the process of notification, Show Cause and Appeals you can refer to the following procedures and view the the Academic Progress website.
For Trimester 1 2013 and study periods prior:
- the Academic Progress in Higher Education Award Courses procedure
- the Academic Hearings: Rules of Procedure
From Trimester 2, 2013 there is a new procedure which covers Academic Progress.
Maximum period of study
The formula to calculate the Maximum Period of Study is 2n + 1u (not including periods of intermission)
- n = the time taken to complete the equivalent full time load, normally 8 credit points per year, and
- u = year/trimester, depending on the unit of measure of n.