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Postgraduate Coursework Presentation WELCOME TO Wednesday 22 February 2012 School of Economics Postgraduate Coursework Postgraduate Coursework O Week Seminar.

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1 Postgraduate Coursework Presentation WELCOME TO Wednesday 22 February 2012 School of Economics Postgraduate Coursework Postgraduate Coursework O Week Seminar

2 Postgraduate Coursework Presentation Where to Start? Courses and Programs Website program Use this website to find program information including: program entry requirements, courses of study, program descriptions and rules, course schedule. course The website also has general course information, giving any required pre-requisites and current and past course profiles. MyAdvisor is also a very helpful website for general student information:

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4 Postgraduate Coursework Presentation Who are We? If you have any questions relating to your program of study, you can seek advice from: Ms Julie Waldon Phone: Mrs Leanne Cronin Phone: Where can you find us? We are in Room 652 (6 th Floor), Colin Clark Building at the School of Economics. How do you contact us? The address for the Postgraduate Coursework administrative officers is:

5 Postgraduate Coursework Presentation What do we do? We advise on: * Course Progression *Program Requirements *Offer advice on program changes *Assess applications to change programs *Manage the Exemption/Credit Process *Course planning following failing of courses * repeating of core courses If you feel that we can be of assistance with any of these things, you need to make an appointment to meet with an Administrative Officer. Please contact to make an

6 Postgraduate Coursework Presentation What Don’t We Do? We are not able to: *Complete forms on your behalf *Enrol you in your courses *Make decisions about the Exemption/Credit of courses *Advocate for you in academic matters

7 Postgraduate Coursework Presentation Who Else can Assist me? Associate Professor Mohammad Alauddin Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator School of Economics Ms Megan Sandaver Manager, Coursework Students & Programs School of Economics

8 Postgraduate Coursework Presentation Exemptions If you have completed similar courses in previous study, at an undergraduate level you may be eligible for EXEMPTION/S from core courses. To receive an exemption you must apply using the form located at: You should supply the course outline from when you completed the course/s at the time of application. For a course to be considered comparable and eligible for Credit/Exemption, there must be a 70% similarity in content to the current Economics Postgraduate course that it is being compared. Receiving exemptions does not reduce the number of units you must complete. You should replace any core/compulsory courses you are given exemptions for with an elective choice.

9 Postgraduate Coursework Presentation Credit If you have completed similar courses at another institution at a Postgraduate level, you may be eligible for CREDIT. To receive credit you must apply using the form located at: At the time you submit the application form you should also submit the course outline from when you studied the course/s. Receiving Credit reduces the number of units you must complete to meet the requirements of your degree. You do not need to replace the courses that you are awarded credit for.

10 Postgraduate Coursework Presentation Study Plans Sample study plans are available on the School of Economics website at If you would like to discuss your study plan with an administrative officer, please to make an appointment. Please outline the reason for your interview in your It is particularly important to plan your study if you are on an articulation plan or considering changing programs and/or early exit from a suite of programs. International Students International Students should enrol in 4 courses (#8) per semester unless you have an alternative study plan approved, which may include Summer Semester courses, to enable completion within the normal duration.

11 Postgraduate Coursework Presentation Pre-requisites = The course(s) that must have been previously passed to be able to enrol in a particular course. A prerequisite course provides the appropriate foundation knowledge in order to progress to the next course. It is the students responsibility to ensure they have completed required prerequisites when enrolling. Once you are enrolled in a course there is an expectation that you will have successfully completed all pre-requisites and have the assumed level of knowledge to successfully proceed. Any pre-requisites will be listed via the Programs & Courses website. Most study plans will suggest that in your first semester of study that ECON7010, ECON7020 and ECON7300 be studied as these provide the building blocks for most other Economics courses.

12 Postgraduate Coursework Presentation Program Change Requests Domestic students Domestic students – applications should be completed through mySI-net after the release of exam results each semester until the Friday prior to Orientation Week.. International students International students – applications should be completed using the following form and submitted to the Student Centre after the release of exam results each semester until the Friday prior to Orientation Week. onal-program-change.pdf onal-program-change.pdf

13 Postgraduate Coursework Presentation Examination Period 3 – 8JuneRevision Period 9 – 23 JuneExamination Period 18 – 20 JulyDeferred Exams held 23 June – Semester 1 Ends

14 Postgraduate Coursework Presentation Important Dates All important dates can be found on the website Starting at UQ 17 February – Last Date to request Program Change 24 February – Due Date to enrol for International Students 9 March – Last Date to add or substitute courses on mySInet 31 March – Semester 1 Census date – Last Date to drop courses without financial penalty 30 April – Last date to drop courses without academic penalty – financial penalty remains Mid-Semester Break – 9 – 13 April

15 Postgraduate Coursework Presentation Opportunities INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES:  Start planning your exchange now – the application process takes 12 months; BEL EMPLOYMENT SERVICES:  Short term internship placements with a range of organisations;  Volunteer placements in Australia and internationally;  Graduate roles with some of the world’s largest organisations;  Network with employers, industry professionals and alumni; EVENTS AND PRESENTATIONS: leadership-serieshttp://bel.uq.edu.au/the-edge- leadership-series  ‘The Edge’: student leadership lunchtime series. Listen to, and connect with, high achieving young Australians

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