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Bachelor of Arts

ART01BOUA

Faculty:
Faculty of Arts
Award:
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
English Language Proficiency:
IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent
Study Mode:
Full-time, Part-time
Attendance Mode:
External
Commencement:
OUA — Session 3
Volume of Learning:
Equivalent to 3 years
General requirements:
1. Students must follow the degree structure in place at the time of registration in the degree.
2. Students must complete 24 units of study.
3. At least 15 of the 24 units must be Macquarie units (including a minimum of 6 at 100 level, 4 at 200 level, 4 at 300 level and the Capstone.
4. The remaining elective units can be selected from any OUA provider (including Macquarie) or credit from previous studies outside of the OUA program to meet the structure requirement.
5. A maximum of 10 units of study may be undertaken at 100 level.
6. A minimum of 6 units must be undertaken at 300 level, including the approved major and capstone.
7. A major = 8 units of study in the same field, including at least 3 units at 300 level, plus the capstone unit.
8. A second major may be undertaken if desired.
9. A minor = 4 units at 100 level and 200 level that are requirements of the related major.
10. Only one SSK unit may be included in the degree.

In order to graduate students must ensure that they have satisfied all of the general requirements of the award.

Qualifying Majors
AQF Level Level 7 Bachelor Degree
Overview and Aims of the Program The Bachelor of Arts is a broad-ranging, flexible degree allowing you to follow a path to suit your intended career. You can specialise in a particular area by choosing a major and can also explore ideas across disciplines. This interdisciplinary approach is a hallmark of our graduates and highly valued by employers. The Bachelor of Arts will help you develop problem solving, critical analysis and highly developed communication skills. More information can be found in the information on the individual majors.
Graduate Capabilities

The Graduate Capabilities Framework articulates the fundamentals that underpin all of Macquarie’s academic programs. It expresses these as follows:

Cognitive capabilities
(K) discipline specific knowledge and skills
(T) critical, analytical and integrative thinking
(P) problem solving and research capability
(I) creative and innovative


Interpersonal or social capabilities
(C) effective communication
(E) engaged and ethical local and global citizens
(A) socially and environmentally active and responsible

Personal capabilities
(J) capable of professional and personal judgement and initiative
(L) commitment to continuous learning

Program Learning Outcomes Refer to individual majors for relevant program learning outcomes.
Learning and Teaching Methods Macquarie University aspires to be an inclusive and supportive community of learners where all students are given the opportunity to meet their academic and personal goals. To this end, the University offers a comprehensive range of accessible student support services which include academic advice, counselling and psychological services, a medical service, advocacy and welfare advice, careers and employment, disability and language support and academic skills workshops amongst others. OUA also provides support to students and this can be accessed via the Macquarie University online units or through the OUA website.
Recognition of Prior Learning

Macquarie University may recognise prior formal, informal and non-formal learning for the purpose of granting credit towards, or admission into, a program. The recognition of these forms of learning is enabled by the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy (see www.mq.edu.au/policy) and its associated Procedures and Guidelines. The RPL pages contain information on how to apply, links to registers, and the approval processes for recognising prior learning for entry or credit.


Information can be found at: https://mq.edu.au/rpl

Support for Learning

Macquarie University aspires to be an inclusive and supportive community of learners where all students are given the opportunity to meet their academic and personal goals. The University offers a comprehensive range of free and accessible student support services which include academic advice, counselling and psychological services, advocacy services and welfare advice, careers and employment, disability services and academic skills workshops amongst others. There is also a bulk billing medical service located on campus.

Further information can be found at www.students.mq.edu.au/support/

Campus Wellbeing contact details:
Phone: +61 2 9850 7497
Email: campuswellbeing@mq.edu.au
www.students.mq.edu.au/support/wellbeing

Program Standards and Quality

The program is subject to an ongoing comprehensive process of quality review in accordance with a pre-determined schedule that complies with the Higher Education Standards Framework. The review is overseen by Macquarie University's peak academic governance body, the Academic Senate and takes into account feedback received from students, staff and external stakeholders.

Graduate Destinations and Employability Graduates have the opportunity to work in a range of industries where creative problem solving, critical analysis, communication and research skills are valued. Depending on the major of choice, areas such as journalism, media, advertising are options. The degree also provides the academic background for later professional studies in areas such as teaching or Law.
Assessment Regulations

This program is subject to Macquarie University regulations, including but not limited to those specified in the Assessment Policy, Academic Honesty Policy, the Final Examination Policy and relevant University Rules. For all approved University policies, procedures, guidelines and schedules visit www.mq.edu.au/policy.

Accreditation This is an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) accredited qualification.

Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course or program necessary for a student to successfully achieve the core learning outcomes of a course or program. Students must meet the inherent requirements to complete their Macquarie University course or program.

Inherent requirements for Macquarie University programs fall under the following categories:

Physical: The physical inherent requirement is to have the physical capabilities to safely and effectively perform the activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Cognition: The inherent requirement for cognition is possessing the intellectual, conceptual, integrative and quantitative capabilities to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Communication: The inherent requirement for communication is the capacity to communicate information, thoughts and ideas through a variety of mediums and with a range of audiences.

Behavioural: The behavioural inherent requirement is the capacity to sustain appropriate behaviour over the duration of units of study to engage in activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

For more information see https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/inherent-requirements



2019 Unit Information

When offered:
S1 Day
Prerequisites:
Permission of Executive Dean of Faculty
Corequisites:
None
NCCWs:
HSC Chinese, CHN113, CHN148