Schools are asked to note a two year lead-in as shown in the New Programme Approval flowchart. Under CMA Guidance, new programmes should not be listed in University websites or publications, or advertised in any media until final approval has been granted by the University’s Courses and Regulations Group.
Schools are strongly advised to make provisional arrangements for a Programme Evaluation Meeting (PEM) in Semester 1, given that the availability of external advisors at short notice may be problematic. The PEM may only proceed if Approval to Proceed has been granted by the Faculty.
|Courses and Regulations Approval Deadline||Prospectus Information Deadline||Year|
|Undergraduate||18 December 2020||29 January 2021||2021-22|
|Postgraduate||4 June 2021||3 September 2020||2021-22|
Please note that if these dates are not met new programmes will not be advertised in the relevant prospectus.
Major changes to existing programmes must be submitted for approval by the Courses and Regulations Group by 28 February 2021. This should be completed using the Programme Specification functionality in Qsis and accompanied by the Programme Amendment Form.
All Programme Specifications, including relevant documentation for minor changes, must be submitted via Qsis by 31 March 2021.
Approval should be sought from Faculty Executive Boards normally one year in advance of the programme's withdrawal. Only in exceptional circumstances will the withdrawal of suspension of a programme be considered in the current recruitment cycle.
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