Honours procedures

Assessment

Students are required to complete 16 units, comprising coursework (8 units) and thesis (8 units). Refer to the Course Profile for assessment details and procedures in individual courses.

Thesis marks are awarded by two examiners, and then averaged to arrive at one mark out of 100. In cases where there is a discrepancy of 8 marks or more, a third examiner will see the other two reports, but not the marks awarded. The third examiner’s decision will be final.

All marks will be finally determined and confirmed by the Honours Examiners’ Meeting for each discipline (usually held at the end of each semester). The decision of the meeting is collegiate and final. 

Applying for an extension

Extension applications must be received by the due date.

Details of the extension application procedure on are available on the application for extension form

Results

Grades for each Honours course are based on the following percentages:

PERCENTAGE
GRADE
80 and above
7
70.00-79.99
6
60.00-69.99
5
50.00-59.99
4
<50
1, 2, 3
 
2015 onwards

At the completion of the program, a weighted GPA for the whole program will be generated. The Class of Honours is based on this weighted GPA. Classes of Honours are awarded as follows:

GPA
CLASS
6.200-7.000
Class I
5.650-6.199
Class IIA
5.000-5.649
Class IIB
4.000-4.999
Class IIIA
<4.000
Class IIIB
 
Pre-2015

At the completion of the program, a weighted percentage for the whole program will be generated. The Class of Honours is based on this weighted percentage. Classes of Honours are awarded as follows:

PERCENTAGE
CLASS
80 and above
Class I
70.00-79.99
Class IIA
60.00-69.99
Class IIB
50.00-59.99
Class III
<50
Fail
 

Communication of Results

Honours grades and classes are determined, and confirmed, at the Honours Examiners' Meeting. Decisions of the meeting are final. Students receive advice regarding their class of Honours after this meeting. Students are emailed thesis reports, which are usually anonymous, and asked to collect from the School office the thesis copies that they lodged for examination purposes. Students will be asked to correct the thesis according to the examiners' comments before submitting a final copy to the School for its thesis library.

The School formally notifies the Faculty of Honours results. The Faculty updates student academic records and enables graduation.

Further enquiries

Please refer to section 2.4 Honours degrees of the General Award Rules.

If you have any questions, please contact the Honours Administrator:
Phone: +61 7 3365 2795