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Moving into the new curriculum

Before you apply

If you’re eligible, the next step is to work out what your course will look like in the new curriculum and how this change will affect your progression so far.

If you move into the new curriculum, you can’t go back to your previous course requirements so it’s important that you consider carefully how this change will affect you.

First, check your current course resolutions to understand how your course is currently structured.

Work out how you’ve progressed so far and what credit you may be eligible for in the new course.

Your majors and course models

If you apply to change to a course in the new curriculum, you will be asked to nominate the major and minor, or two majors that you intend to complete in the new course.

If you are currently completing a major that counts toward your degree, it’s likely that this will count towards a major/minor in your new course. Some majors, however, will not be available in 2018 as there are no Year 2 units of study available, so it’s important to check this first.

If your major/minor is not available and you choose to move to the new curriculum, you will not be able to be continue in your current study areas.

Course models

Select your major(s) below to see a model for how your course will look in the new curriculum. The structures shown in this study plan are meant as a guide only.

If you can’t find your major in the list, Year 2 is not available in 2018 in the new curriculum.


Most majors can also be taken as a minor. Check the list of majors in the course model above to see your options. 

The following minors will also have Year 2 available in 2018 in the new curriculum course:

  • Australian Literature
  • Celtic Studies
  • Criminology
  • Diversity Studies
  • Immunology
  • Pathology
  • Plant Science
  • Sanskrit
  • Social Policy
  • Virology
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Writing Studies.

Changing from your current three-year course to a new course combined with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies

Before you apply to change to a combined award course that includes the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, you should consider the following:

  1. The Bachelor of Advanced Studies is not a standalone course of one year’s duration that you apply for admission to from your current course. It’s offered in combination with another preliminary course of study from the new curriculum. For example, the new Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
  2. Completing two majors is a core requirement of the award course.
  3. 4000-level units of study offered in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies will not be available until 2020. This means that if you wish to complete your course and graduate at the end of 2019, do not request a change of course – stay in your current course
  4. If you want to undertake an honours year following completion of your current course of study, you should opt to stay in your current course.

If you’re an international student and change to a combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies, you should also check the information for international students about how this will impact your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment and student visa. 

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Last updated: 02 March 2018

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