Workload (Volume of Learning)

Undergraduate Units

180 hours for a 18-point unit. This is normally 36 hours of engagement (for example, twelve 3 hour classes) plus 114 hours of personal study including assessments across 16 weeks of the semester. 

Postgraduate Units

200 hours for a 24-point unit. This is normally 36 hours of engagement (for example, twelve 3 hour classes) plus 164 hours of personal study including assessments across a 16 week semester. For 16-point units the workload (volume of learning) is reduced by a pro-rata amount from that of a 24-point unit.

Workload per semester

UDiv recommends a maximum of four units per semester for Undergraduate students, and three units per semester for Postgraduate students. This equates to 72 credit points for all students.

For holders of a student visa

  • Undergraduate Students: full-time study is regarded as four units per semester
  • Postgraduate Students: full-time study is regarded as three units per semester

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