Majors, minors and specialisations

A group of related unit which together make up an approved minor sequence, major sequence or specialisation.

A successfully completed major sequence or specialisation is listed on your academic transcript.

Not all courses include major sequences and/or specialisations. Instead, some courses have a prescribed set of units that must be completed to satisfy course requirements and structure.

To find out if your course has major sequences or specialisations, please see the University Handbook.

You can also contact Student Central and speak to a Student Adviser who can help if you have questions about your course requirements and structure.

Minor sequence

A group of related units approved by the Faculty Board and listed in the University Handbook. Minor sequences are taken over two levels and amount to a minimum of four credit points. Minors are not included on academic transcripts or testamurs.

Major Sequence

A Major sequence is a group of related units (a unit set) in a particular area or academic discipline, approved by the Academic Board and listed in the University Handbook under the relevant course. A major can be made up of either 6 or 8 units. A successfully completed major sequence will be listed on your academic transcript and only pertains to undergraduate courses.

Some courses allow more than one major sequence and it depends on your course rules as to how many you can do and whether you can use a unit towards more than one major. Always best to speak to a Student Adviser to discuss the rules for your course and your options.

Specialisation

A Specialisation is a group of related units, which are usually a further study within a particular area or field of study. These too are listed in the University Handbook under the relevant courses in which they are offered. A successfully completed specialisation may be listed on your academic transcript.

You can change your specialisation, but it may mean you need to study additional units to complete your course. This will have an impact on your fees, especially if you have a Commonwealth supported place. You should contact a Student Adviser to discuss this.

How to add a major, minor or specialisation in StudentConnect

To add, modify or withdraw a minor sequence, major sequence or specialisation, go to StudentConnect and click 'Enrol in Unit/Course'. Follow the steps through where you will be able to access your minors, majors and  specialisations. You can view your progress under the 'Course and units details'.

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