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Nonstandard Entry to Programs And Units Procedure

Document: PR007: Procedure for Nonstandard Entry to Programs And Units

Date of Approval: Thursday, 03 September 2015
Date of Implementation: Thursday, 03 September 2015

1. Purpose of Procedure

The Procedures outlined in this document ensure that CPEE recognises and provides flexible pathways for entry to its Units and Programs.

The Procedure also ensures that students who are admitted possess the potential to succeed in their studies

Entry will be granted at the appropriate level with the opportunity for students to progress to the next academic level. The default entry level shall be at the Single Unit level.

2. Definitions

Refer to CPEE list of Academic Definitions

3. Instructions

The CPEE staff use the process as outlined in the flow chart to admit students to Units or Programs.

* Refer to procedure pdf for associated flow chart

Note - All relevant certified documentation must be supplied by the student.

3.1. Course entry requirements for nonstandard entry:

3.1.1. Academic Standards

Single Unit

Nonstandard entry into a Single Unit will be based on a combination of the following:

  • Evidence of previous relevant technical study at a tertiary level.
  • Evidence of a minimum of 5 years relevant industrial experience.

Graduate Certificate

Nonstandard entry will be granted into the Graduate Certificate based upon a combination of the following:

  • Evidence of previous relevant technical study at a tertiary level.
  • Evidence of relevant significant industrial experience in a senior and/or supervisory capacity.
  • Satisfactory completion of the CPEE Core Unit "Introduction to Pavements" as a single non-award Unit. Credit will be awarded for completion of this Unit

Masters

Nonstandard entry will be granted into the Masters based upon a combination of the following:

  • Evidence of previous relevant technical study at a tertiary level
  • Evidence of relevant significant industrial experience in a senior and/or supervisory capacity.
  • Satisfactory completion of two Units as part of the CPEE Graduate Certificate including the CPEE Core Unit "Introduction to Pavements”. Credit will be awarded for completion of these Units
  • Relevant publications and reports

3.1.2. English language requirements

Any of the following or their equivalent

  • First language in English and secondary and/or undergraduate studies were conducted in English.
  • Successful completion of a tertiary degree program of minimum 2 years full time equivalent where the degree program was instructed and examined in English
  • English language proficiency valid within 2 years prior to submission of the application,
    • IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)
    • TOEFL (PBT) 575 TWE 4.5; TOEFL (iBT) 88 (no score below 20)
    • PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50
    • Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade
    • Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade
    • Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade
  • Qualifications from a University in an overseas country are assessed
3.2. Deferment

An offer for entry to a CPEE Program Single Unit or Program remains valid for a maximum of two (2) semesters after the commencing date applied for.

3.2.1. Students who elect to commence in the second of these two semesters must apply for deferred entry prior to the end of the first week of the semester for which entry was approved.

3.2.2. Offers will be automatically withdrawn unless a deferral of commencement form is received

4. Roles & Responsibilities

The HEO is responsible for application of this Procedure. All students must comply with this Procedure.