Regulation 5.1.7 - Degrees of Master by Coursework
Pursuant to Statute 5.1 Awards, the Council of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology makes the following Regulation entitled – Regulation 5.1.7 ‐ Master by Coursework.
1. This Regulation governs the degrees of Master by coursework listed in the Schedule to this Regulation.
2. A candidate for a Master by Coursework (“the degree”) will pursue an approved program of study for such period as may be approved by the Council on the recommendation of the Academic Board.
3. The degree of Master by Coursework (“the degree”) will be awarded for:
(a) coursework; and
(b) a minor thesis or project based on original research and/or a research subject designed to introduce the student to skills in research methodology, demonstrating the ability to research academic resources and critically assess the quality of the methodology applied.
4. An applicant for admission to candidature will:
(a) have qualified for or graduated with a degree of the University; or
(b) be a graduate of another University or institution recognised by the Portfolio Board for the purpose of this Regulation; or
(c) have such other qualifications or experience as the Portfolio Board may consider appropriate.
5. A candidate will pursue their studies for not less than three semesters full‐time or not less than six semesters part-time or such shorter period as the Academic Board may approve.
6. A candidate may not pursue a program of study or receive credits for examinations passed unless:
(a) the courses taken by a candidate in any year; and
(b) any alteration in such program of study;
have been approved by the Portfolio Board.
7. A candidate may be enrolled as a full-time or part-time candidate and may, subject to the approval of the Portfolio Board, transfer between full‐time and part‐time candidature.
8. A candidate must be an enrolled student for the period of the candidature.
9. A candidate shall comply with the Regulations of the University as amended from time to time provided that where the Academic board considers that any candidate for the degree has been adversely affected by a change in the Regulations since the candidate first enrolled for the degree the Academic Board may permit the candidate to qualify for the degree under the Regulations as in force at any time during the candidature.
10. Where a candidate has satisfactorily completed all the requirements prescribed for the degree, they may be admitted to the degree.