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important dates Welcome Your studies – graduate certificate in economics – graduate certificate in international economics – graduate diploma in applied economics – graduate diploma in international economics – master of applied economics – master of applied economics (international) – master of applied economics (public policy) – master of economics (coursework) – master of research studies (economics) Your professions postgraduate hub Your academic study Your experience glossary and common terms

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important dates
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first semester
mon 27 february mon 12 march fri 16 march sat 31 march sat 31 march fri 4 may fri 8 June sat 16 June – sat 30 June mon 16 July – sat 21 July semester 1 regular session begins last day to add courses online due date for payment of upfront student contributions and tuition fees last day to delete courses from a student’s record census date: last day to withdraw without incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees last day to withdraw without failure (Wnf) last day to withdraw fail (Wf) exam period supplementary exams

second semester
mon 23 July mon 6 august fri 17 august fri 31 august fri 31 august fri 14 september fri 26 october sat 3 – sat 17 november mon 10 – sat 15 december semester 2 regular session begins last day to add courses online due date for payment of upfront student contributions and tuition fees last day to delete courses from a student’s record census date: last day to withdraw without incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees last day to withdraw without failure (Wnf) last day to withdraw fail (Wf) exam period supplementary exams

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Welcome
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congratulations on becoming a student at the universitY of adelaide
congratulations on becoming a student at the university of adelaide! studying with the university means you’ve become part of a rich tradition of excellence in education and research, with world class academics and a vibrant student life. established in 1874, the university of adelaide is one of australia’s oldest and most prestigious universities and is widely recognised as the centre of academic learning in south australia. the faculty of the professions is one of five faculties at the university, established in 1996. the faculty encompasses five separate schools including economics, law, education, architecture and business. the professions student support hub, also commonly known as the professions postgraduate hub, services you as a student of the business, economics or education schools. make yourself familiar with your new, exclusive surrounds and enjoy this learning journey. We look forward to sharing your successful university career with you.

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Your studies
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Your degree program
graduate certificate in economics
the graduate certificate in economics is designed to provide training in theoretical and applied aspects of modern economics and econometrics to graduates of other disciplines. the program is particularly suitable for managers and key decision makers who wish to expand their understanding of economic principles and applications. students who do not have a background in economics and are enrolled in the graduate certificate are required to undertake intermediate level (iid) courses to the value of 12 units. studY pathWaY | 6 months four elective courses from level iid or iiid (12 units) for students using the graduate certificate as a qualifying degree for a masters of applied economics, you will need to achieve a credit average across the three core economics courses listed below, plus complete an elective course: • Intermediate Microeconomics A IID • Intermediate Macroeconomics IID* • Intermediate Econometrics IID* total units 12
*These courses require some mathematical or statistical background.

graduate certificate in international economics
the graduate certificate in international economics is designed to provide training in theoretical and applied aspects of modern economics and econometrics to graduates of other disciplines. the program is particularly suitable for managers and key decision makers who wish to expand their understanding of economic principles and applications. students who do not have a background in economics and are enrolled in the graduate certificate are required to undertake intermediate level (iid) courses to the value of 12 units. this specialisation in international economics requires compulsory courses in international trade or international finance to be undertaken. studY pathWaY | 6 months one international economics course from the list below (3 units): • International Trade & Investment Policy IID • International Trade IIID • International Finance IIID • Three elective courses selected from the Level IID & IIID courses (9 units) previously not taken. total units 12

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graduate diploma in applied economics
the graduate diploma in applied economics provides training in theoretical and applied aspects of modern economics and econometrics, catering for graduates of degrees in other disciplines as well as students who have studied economics previously. the graduate diploma provides an opportunity to build upon prior learning and can articulate to the master of applied economics, master of applied economics (international) and master of applied economics (public policy) programs. students enrolled in a graduate diploma are required to undertake intermediate level courses to the value of 24 units. career opportunities graduates usually work for companies, governments or international agencies. studY pathWaY | 1 Yr • Two core courses (6 units): Intermediate Macroeconomics IID* intermediate microeconomics a iid • One of the following Quantitative courses (3 units): Intermediate Mathematical Economics IID* Intermediate Econometrics IID* Econometrics IIID* • Five elective courses selected from the Level IID & IIID courses (15 units) not previously completed (3 courses must be at iiid level). total units 24
*These courses require some mathematical or statistical background.

graduate diploma in international economics
the graduate diploma in international economics provides training in theoretical and applied aspects of modern economics and econometrics, catering for graduates of degrees in other disciplines as well as students who have studied economics previously. the graduate diploma provides an opportunity to build upon prior learning and can articulate to the master of applied economics (international) program. students enrolled in a graduate diploma are required to undertake intermediate level courses to the value of 24 units. the specialisation in international economics requires compulsory courses in international trade, international finance and statistics or econometrics to be undertaken. career opportunities graduates usually work for companies, governments or international agencies. studY pathWaY | 1 Yr • One core course (3 units): intermediate microeconomics a iid • Two of the following International Economics courses (6 units): International Trade & Investment Policy IID international trade iiid international finance iiid • One of the following Quantitative courses (3 units): Intermediate Econometrics IID* Econometrics IIID* • Four elective courses selected from the Level IID & IIID courses (12 units) previously not taken. total units 24
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master of applied economics
the master of applied economics is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of theoretical and applied economics. the degree is based on training in core areas of economics and optional specialised courses. the program emphasises knowledge of analytical techniques and the ability to apply them in new contexts, providing the training required of a professional economist working in government departments, business and not-for-profit organisations. students whose degree is in another discipline, such as arts, engineering, science or business, must complete the graduate certificate in economics before being admitted to the masters program. completion of the graduate certificate plus the masters of applied economics will take 2 years of full-time study. career opportunities graduates can expect to find employment in the government sector, particularly with the central banks and the ministry of finance, as well as private banking and financial institutions around the world. studY pathWaY | 1.5 Yrs • The following compulsory courses (6 units): Econometrics IIID* challenges facing economic policy makers • Four elective courses selected from the Level IIID courses (12 units) previously not taken. • Two elective courses selected from the Level IV courses (6 units) previously not taken. • A Research Dissertation, International Exchange, or additional courses at Level IIID or iv to the value of 12 units. total units 36
*These courses require some mathematical or statistical background.

master of applied economics (international)
the master of applied economics (international) program allows students to focus on areas of international finance and international trade within the framework of the master of applied economics. the program blends practical experience with rigorous academic analysis to broaden the knowledge of practitioners in the field of international economics. the master of applied economics (international) requires compulsory courses in intermediate and higher level international finance or international trade. students whose degree is in another discipline, such as arts, engineering, science or business, must complete the graduate certificate in international economics before being admitted to the masters program. completion of the graduate certificate plus the masters of applied economics (international) will take 2 years of full-time study. career opportunities managers and decision makers in all areas of the economy, including private firms, government departments, consultancies, private and public interest groups, trading and merchant banks, manufacturers and distributors, insurance companies, and academia. this program is suitable for students who plan to progress to a career that might have an international focus. studY PathWaY | 1.5 YRs • One of the following combinations (6 units): international trade iiid and international trade iv or international finance iiid and international finance iv • One compulsory course (3 units): challenges facing economic policy makers • Four elective courses selected from the Level IIID courses (12 units) previously not taken, including the option of the following courses: International Trade: Negotiations & Agreements International Trade: Strategies & Opportunities • One elective courses selected from the Level IV courses (3 units) previously not taken. • A Research Dissertation, International Exchange, or additional courses at Level IIID or iv to the value of 12 units. total units 36
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master of applied economics (public policY)
this degree aims to provide students with a master degree with a specialisation in the related field of public policy, for capacity building research and policy economists. it will provide an understanding of the motivations for and processes of policy making, from an economic perspective. graduates will develop the capacity to analyse policy effectiveness, design reform programs and identify the challenges to policy implementation. this program is designed for mid-career professionals in the public sector, public affairs or government relations. it will also be highly beneficial and relevant for students entering government service careers, and those intending to work in the private sector dealing with government. the course is designed for students with or without a background in economics. students whose degree is in another discipline, such as arts, engineering, science or business, must complete the graduate certificate in economics before being admitted to the masters program. completion of the graduate certificate plus the masters degree will take 2 years of full-time study. career opportunities graduates can expect to find employment in government service and private sectors dealing with government. the program is ideal for professionals in the public sector especially in public affairs and government relations roles. this program will strengthen graduates effectiveness in policy making roles or management of public sector relationships. studY pathWaY | 1.5 Yrs • All of the following compulsory courses (15 units): public economics iiid Econometrics IIID* public finance llld public economics iv challenges facing economic policy makers • Two elective courses selected from the Level IIID courses (6 units) previously not taken. • One elective courses selected from the Level IV courses (3 units) previously not taken. • A Research Dissertation, International Exchange, or additional courses at Level IIID or iv to the value of 12 units. total units 36
*These courses require some mathematical or statistical background.

master of economics (courseWork)
the master of economics (coursework) program is particularly useful for students who wish to continue with their studies in advanced economics. master of economics (coursework) students are required to undertake compulsory advanced level core courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics and a number of higher level elective courses. upon completion of the program graduates will be able to explain, apply and critically evaluate the use of economic theory and advanced econometric methods in the analysis of economic policies contained in government publications by a range of regulatory bodies such as the central bank, department of treasury and finance, and the accc. career opportunities the program is recognised by private and public employers for its rigorous analytical training. opportunities exist in analytically oriented divisions of investment banks, banks, consultancies, and local and commonwealth government departments. studY pathWaY | 1 Yr • Two core courses (6 units): advanced macroeconomics v advanced microeconomics v • One of the following Quantitative courses (3 units): econometrics iv advanced econometrics v • Up to four elective courses selected from the Level IV & V courses (12 units) previously not taken, including the option to undertake the following course: economics dissertation (12 units) • At least 3 units of supervised research project: economics minor research project (3 units) m ec research project a (6 units) total units 24
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master of research studies (economics)
the master of research studies is designed as a pathway to a doctor of philosophy primarily for international applicants who do not meet the university’s normal academic admission requirements (honours degree or research masters). it is offered in different discipline areas to applicants with an undergraduate qualification which is assessed by the university of adelaide to be equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree (AQF level 7) and who have extensive background in economics and a credit average. career opportunities this program is designed to be used as a pathway to the phd in economics. studY pathWaY | 1 Yr • All of the following compulsory courses (24 units): research processes research design research communication Research Profiling & Dissemination m res st (economics) dissertation • Eight elective courses selected from the Level IV & V courses (24 units) not previously taken. total units 48 have both the course planner and access adelaide open at the same time while enrolling.

elective options
What is an elective?
an elective is a non-core course you can usually choose from within your discipline to add breadth to your degree.
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hoW do i find electives?
to search for electives, use the course planner: • Leave the ‘Course Title’ field empty • In the ‘Catalogue Number’ field, enter ‘7’ for postgraduate courses • Select ECON as the ‘Subject Area’ from the drop down box • Under ‘More Options’, select a semester to find more relevant courses. level iid economic statistical theory iid Intermediate Microeconomics B IID Intermediate Econometrics IID* thinking strategically iid International Trade & Investment Policy IID level iiid intermediate microeconomics b iid¥ public economics iiid International Economic History IIID Development Economics IIID Resource & Environmental Economics IIID Game Theory IIID Advanced Mathematical Economics IIID* Study Tour-Eco & Bus in Asia PG
*These courses require some mathematical or statistical background.

intermediate microeconomics a iid Intermediate Macroeconomics IID* Intermediate Mathematical Economics IID east asian economies iid

public finance iiid international trade iiid Money, Banking & Financial Markets IIID Econometrics IIID* International Finance IIID Macroeconomics IIID* The Economics of Climate Change

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Level IV advanced time series econometrics iv econometrics iv microeconomic theory iv# public economics iv Behavioural Game Theory & Experiments IV level V advanced microeconomics v advanced econometrics v research dissertation economics dissertation (9 units)^ economics dissertation (12 units)+ advanced macroeconomics v international finance iv macroeconomics iv# international trade iv economic development iv

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Notes: Level IID & IIID courses involve work and assessment in addition to that which is required in Level III courses. ¥ This course is recognised as a iiid course for the master of applied economics programs. # these courses are requisites for students intending to transfer to master of economics (coursework). + only available to students with distinction average. students must first consult with a program adviser before enrolling in the course. ^ only available to students with credit average. students must first consult with a program adviser before enrolling in the course. * Students must seek school permission prior to enrolling in these courses.

PRE-REQUISITES
many courses have pre-requisites. if the course information lists pre-requisites, the course requires prior knowledge learnt from the listed courses. each semester, the professions undergraduate hub performs pre-requisite checks. if you do not satisfy the pre-requisite conditions, you will be un-enrolled from the course. pre-requisites are listed on the course planner. draft a plan of your lecture/tutorial/seminar times using a class planner Worksheet before enrolling on access adelaide.

assumed knoWledge
if a course has assumed knowledge, then the content taught in that course will expand on prior knowledge taught in another course. it is also strongly recommended that you do not take a course without having the ‘Assumed Knowledge’ as specified. assumed knowledge for courses is listed on the course planner.

enrolment
Visit our easy to use enrolment website to help you with the enrolment process!

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Your professions postgraduate hub
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at the front counter, you can seek advice about: • Specific programs from Program Advisers • Overseas study and abroad options • Questions specific to international students from our International Officer, such as advanced standing computer labs the professions pg hub computing labs are located on levels 1 and 2 of neXus 10. the computer labs are available 24 hours and provide students with access to computing facilities for completing assignments and tutorial work. to access these labs after hours, you will need your student id card. printing printers are available in the computer labs on levels 1 and 2. When using any computer in any computer suite, if you notice a printer is not working, you should contact its by using the phone next to the printer and dialling 8313 3000 or emailing the help desk. Wireless internet

services
the professions postgraduate hub, or pg hub, is an exclusive service for students enrolled in business, economics and education. front counter – open monday to friday 9am-5pm the pg hub front counter offers a range of services, including help with enrolment, study plans, completing forms and critical date information. You can also book appointments with program advisers here as well as have answered any general enquiries..

the professions pg hub has wireless internet access throughout the building more information on the wireless network, including configuration, services and support can be found by visiting the website.

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computers available around the rest of the universitY

Your places to relaX and studY
the postgraduate hub is open 24 hours. all you need to do is swipe your card to enter!
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Computer and study areas

Toilets

PG Kitchen
Barr Smith Library 24 hour suite: 30 computers Rest of library: various times available

Stairs down to ground floor and basement study area

Stairs

Hub Central 200+ computers Open 24 hours

Plaza (Hub Central)

BankSA Room
(Teaching purposes only)

Postgraduate Foyer
Lounges, study tables and short-term computers. Open 24 hours

Professions Student Hub UG Student Lounge: 40 computers Open 24 hours First Year Learning Centre: 21 computers Mon-Fri 7am-7pm Level 2 Computer Labs: 200+ computers Mon-Fri 7am-7pm

Toilets Santos Room Santos Room

PG Front Counter
Open Mon-Fri 9am–5pm

(Teaching purposes only) (Teaching purposes only)

Security House 233 North Terrace Basement: 64 computers Mon-Fri 8am-6pm Level 1: 20 computers Open 24 hours

Professions Student Hub

Professions Learning Centre (PLC) Offices

Security House

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Your places to relaX and studY
doWnstairs: the postgraduate hub is open 24 hours. all you need to do is swipe your card to enter!
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Cafe
• Outdoor and indoor seating areas • Monday to Thursday 8am–6.30pm • Friday 8am–5pm • Closed weekends & public holidays

UG Front Counter
• Monday to Friday 9am–5pm

Professions Hub Foyer
• Lounges, study tables and short term computers • Open 24 hours

professions learning centre
business hours: monday to friday 9am-5pm
STAIRS Down to Professions Hub Basement
• Red, blue and green seminar rooms • Quiet study area with study booths and lounges • Open 24 hours

Outside seated area with data and electricty ports

located on level 1, neXus 10, majoribanks Wing the professions learning centre provides learning and academic support to all postgraduate coursework students, such as: • How to structure your assignment • Written language structures • Listening and note-taking skills • Time management • Examination preparation • Writing a covering letter and CV Just email the professions learning centre to make an appointment time, or visit the website.

LIFTS Up to Level 2 Computer Suites

Assignment Dropboxes

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communication skills guide
download your copy of the communication skills guide or grab a hard copy from the professions pg hub. it has been designed to help you when it comes to writing and presenting assessment pieces, such as writing short answer questions and how to structure various forms of assessment.

professions hub blog
constantly updated, the professions hub blog is full of event info and important information.

Website
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the official website of the professions postgraduate hub. here you will find your enrolment information, all downloads and forms and much, much more. Video walk-through of the postgraduate facilities:

contacting the professions pg hub
face to face support
the profession’s pg hub administrative staff can provide you with general advice and information on your program, while course specific questions can be answered by a program adviser. to make an appointment with a program adviser, contact the hub via email, phone, or come and see us at the front counter. office hours: monday - friday , 9am – 5pm, including semester breaks. location: level 1, marjoribanks Wing of neXus 10 (corner of pulteney and north terrace)

phone
Want to speak to someone but can’t come in to the professions pg hub? phone: 8313 6455 or 8313 0718 monday to friday 9am-5pm.

email
if you can’t find your answer on our website, you can email your question to pghub@adelaide.edu.au. You will receive a response from a staff member within 2 business days.

facebook and tWitter
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Your academic studY
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enrolment
for information on how to enrol please visit the pg hub webpage.

studY modes, contact hours and Workload
postgraduate coursework courses generally have three hours of contact each per week, either in the form of one two-hour lecture and one tutorial or one three-hour lecture. although your ‘contact hours’ may appear minimal, if you are enrolled full time you are expected to dedicate yourself to a 48-hour week of study, and carefully plan ‘non-contact’ hours to complete set readings and assignments and prepare for examinations. tutorials take the form of small discussion groups. tutorials are a crucial component of learning and in some cases tutorial attendance and participation are assessable components. You will need to choose tutorial times when you enrol and cannot add or change tutorials after week 2 except under exceptional circumstances (for example, tutorial cancellations).

CHOOSING COURSES & FOLLOWING yOUR STUDy PLAN
it is important that you plan and organise your enrolment carefully. in planning your enrolment, you must follow the study plans provided to you by the professions pg hub. core courses must be completed first in order for you to have the base knowledge to continue successfully in your program. if you are unsure, you can check what courses to enrol into by visiting the professions pg hub study plan webpage. it is also imperative that you check the pre-requisites and assumed knowledge as some courses must be completed before others.

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prizes
there are a number of academic prizes available for postgraduate students. Visit the website for a list of more information.
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academic integritY
as a student of the university, it is important that you are familiar with the academic honesty & assessment obligations coursework student policy, which includes issues associated with plagiarism and cheating in exams and, in turn, your responsibilities. the university has devised a list of resources to help you with your studies, such as strategies to avoid plagiarism. in the pg hub, you also have access to an academic integrity officer if you would like to speak to someone directly, and can make an appointment at the front counter.

unsatisfactorY academic progress
the university monitors your academic progress so that it can assist you in the successful completion of your program. to learn more about this, review the university’s unsatisfactory academic progress policy.

assignment drop boXes
the drop boxes are where you submit your assignments on or before the due date. the assignment submission boxes are located on the ground floor, adjacent to the ground floor lifts. each assignment box is labelled, so please make sure that you place your assignments in the correct labelled box. When submitting an assignment, it must be accompanied by a signed cover sheet. most assignments are handed back to students in class. You will need to collect your assignment within two weeks of the date your assignment is made available. once this date has passed, assignments will then be made available for pick-up from the professions pg hub, where they will be held until the end of each semester. overdue assignments should be submitted in the late submission box by the drop boxes, or can be submitted over the front counter. You can download an assignment cover sheet here or find one on your usb!

eXaminations
at the end of each semester, many courses require you to sit an exam. the official examination timetable will be available on the web towards the end of each semester. university staff are not permitted to provide examination times to you over the telephone or in response to your personal enquiries. You are encouraged to remain in adelaide until the end of the supplementary examination period.

graduations
the graduations office will notify students of their eligibility or ineligibility to graduate via access adelaide. students who are eligible must confirm their attendance option to have a parchment issued. refer to the graduation website for the more information.

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Your eXperience
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studY aboard and student eXchange
studying abroad and exchange programs offer an exciting and unique opportunity for you to earn your degree while immersing yourself in a different culture and possibly learning a new language. the pg hub encourages business, economics and education postgraduate students to undertake part of their academic studies at some of the world’s most highly ranked universities, with whom we have an exchange partnership agreement. this international study experience can be counted as credit towards your postgraduate program.

am i eligible?
to be eligible for an exchange, you need to have: • Completed at least 12 units of your program prior to going on exchange • Successfully completed or will be finishing all core courses before departure to exchange institution • Strong academic record of at least a Credit (65%) average so as you begin your first year, don’t forget to keep overseas study in the back of your mind! Visit the website for more information.

WhY go on a studY abroad and student eXchange?
here are just some of the reasons why you should go overseas: • An opportunity to study in an international tertiary environment • Eexperience studying at one of the world’s top ranking universities • Gain a global perspective of politics, inter-cultural negotiation, institutions and markets and corporate sustainability • Establish an international network of friends and contacts • Open doors for career opportunities abroad • Provide a choice of a variety of elective offerings and specialisations

studY tour
We offer short-term study tour programs for students who are not able to spend an entire semester abroad but are still interested in gaining an international study experience. they are in various disciplines and to several destinations each year to allow you to study a variety of disciplines in a fun and educational setting. this international study experience can be counted as credit towards your postgraduate program. for more information, come into the hub and chat to the international executive officer or send an email! Video of student testimonial:

hoW long is an international eXchange and Where can i go?
exchange programs vary from 2 weeks to a full semester, with the option to credit either 2-4 courses towards your postgraduate degree.

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pg mentor program
the mentoring program offers first year postgraduate students in business, economics and education the chance to benefit from the experiences of senior postgraduate students. the program incorporates social activities and practical information sessions for students. there will be all sorts of fun and interesting activities in 2012, so stay tuned and check your inbox for upcoming events! for more information and how to be involved visit the website.

the university of adelaide’s office for community engagement also runs a number of internship programs that give postgraduate students the opportunity to integrate into a structured workplace experience using their knowledge and skills gained through their studies. if you are interested in applying to one of their programs or for further information please visit the website.

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alumni
adelaide onlion is a professional networking site that provides opportunities for university of adelaide alumni to connect with the university and fellow alumni, within a safe and secure online environment. the main features of adelaide onlion include: • Alumni Search facility • Career Centre (job search, post a resume, find an employee) • Perpetual Email forwarding service • Exclusive Alumni Benefits and more….. Who is eligible? adelaide onlion is open to graduates, current and former staff and current and former students of the university.

internships
undertaking a professions internship provides you with invaluable experience in your field that you can’t achieve in the classroom. it is also a great way to build industry networks when you begin looking for employment and life after university. “The internship brought together a number of concepts from my undergraduate studies, but the transferable skills I gained were far more valuable: liaising with industry leaders, dealing with an ever-changing workload, and working to a deadline.” hamish ninham, student intern, department of trade and economic development (dted) the university of adelaide has ties with a wide variety of industries and organisations, from large to small enterprises, government, not-for-profit and other ngo’s. “I am very satisfied with the way our intern fitted in to the Axios workplace. They demonstrated a high level of professionalism at all times - always punctual, communicated appropriately and worked diligently. This research project will be of great benefit to Axios.” matt larwood, general manager, aXios it the faculty of the professions has developed a competitive internships program for students in Business & Economics in the penultimate or final year or their degree. If you’re a Postgraduate student we would consider you in the final year or semester of your degree program. for more information on how the internship program works and to find details on how to register your interest in being shortlisted for these opportunities, go to the faculty of the professions internship program website.

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GLOSSARy & COMMON TERMS
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academic transcript - Your academic transcript contains the complete record of all of the courses that you have studied and the grades that you have received at the university of adelaide. academic Year - the academic year (or academic cycle) is divided into two 12-13 week semesters, each followed by an examination period. semester 1 runs from late february to mid June, and semester 2 from late July to early november. there is a two week mid-semester break in each semester. access adelaide - access adelaide is a web-based information interface for students and academic teaching staff. students use access adelaide to enrol online, change contact details, view personal information, view examination times, obtain official results and enter graduation details. advanced standing - similar to recognition of prior study or recognition of prior learning that may lead to a student being granted admission to a program at an advanced level. bachelor’s degree - the bachelor’s degree is an undergraduate award requiring successful completion of 72-144 units of credit (depending upon the award requirements). census date - the last day a student can withdraw from a course(s) without incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees. class - Within each course there are classes that students enrol into. these are identified by the class number. such classes could be lectures, tutorials or practicals etc. class number - unique identifying number for individual classes (lectures and tutorials) used when enrolling in a class at a specific day, time and location. combined degree - a combined degree is an academic program that leads to the award of one university of adelaide degree that includes components from two degree programs and satisfies the minimum requirements of one but not both individual degrees. upon graduation a single parchment will be received, awarding only the combined degree. the award is economical in terms of time and expense, but generally allows for little or no elective study. those who wish to complete more than one award can study two degrees concurrently,

but the combined and double degree pathways do provide packages that can generally be completed in less time and with fewer courses than if the awards were being studied concurrently. see also double degree. concurrent degree - this is similar to a double degree in that the assembly entitles the graduate to two separate degrees. It differs in that the assembly is ‘built’ by the student over time, first gaining entry to one of the degree programs and, at a later time, gaining entry to another program. concurrent degrees generally have no guarantee of a particular length of time in which the award is achievable and are not nominated as ‘double degrees’ with their own admission centre code. over time some of these constructions become formalised as double degrees as institutions realise that many students wish to take those particular pathways. core course - compulsory courses which must be passed in order for the student to graduate from a program of study. co-requisite - a course that must be studied in the same semester as another, usually related or dependent, course. credit for previous study - in some cases students may receive credit for previous tertiary study (also referred to as advanced standing/status/exemptions) on the basis of studies successfully completed at another institution. this is particularly the case with studies taken at other universities, but some tafe studies are also accepted for credit towards university programs. degree- a degree is any of a wide range of university programs, including bachelor, honours, masters and other awards, also called a program. discipline - Discipline is a term used interchangeably with ‘area of study’. double degree - this term is often used loosely to describe the assembling of two different degrees. the arrangement provides for broad career options and great depth, however some students undertaking these degrees may not be able to select all the courses they want to do due to timetable restrictions. however, they may extend the length of their program to capture their preferred courses. the satac guide makes it clear which stream leads to a combined award and which to a double, using stream codes. see also combined degree.

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faculty - the university is sectioned into principal academic divisions in which teaching and research are conducted and are called ‘faculties’. There are five academic faculties that make up the university of adelaide. grade point average (gpa) - Your gpa is the average of the grades obtained in all courses, weighted by the unit value of each course. if you are enrolled in more than one program, you will have a program gpa for each, calculated using the final grades for the courses associated with each program. honours degree - obtaining an honours award involves an additional full-time year of study (or equivalent) following completion of a bachelor program, or additional study with a research element included in the final year (or years) of a bachelor program. lecture - a lecture is an oral and audio-visual presentation, usually given by a subject matter expert (the lecturer), intended to convey critical information, history, background, theories and equations to a group of people about a particular subject area relevant to a course of study. lectures run from 50 minutes up to two hours in length and can contain anywhere from 2-200 people. students are expected to listen carefully and take notes with little guidance from the lecturer in identifying what should be recorded. lecturer - lecturers are instructors or presenters that deliver information to groups of students in a lecture or seminar setting. they are similar to tutors, as most lecturers also teach. major - a major is a part of an academic program consisting of a set of defined courses, from a recognised discipline area and, if appropriate, supporting courses from other discipline areas, which form a significant part of an academic program. students select and transfer between majors according to their selection of units of study. one or more majors may be prescribed in order to satisfy course requirements. myuni - myuni is a personalised online space for students. it delivers information and services directly through a central location, while also allowing users to customise certain information. students are able to access details such as examination seat numbers, results, timetables and enrolment variations. parchment - a parchment is the official certification of a student’s completion of a degree, diploma or certificate. it contains the signatures of the chancellor and vice-chancellor, and bears the official seal of the university. plan (or academic plan; study plan) - each program must have at least one defined plan. a

plan defines each of the specialisations/streams which might be available in a degree/diploma. as a result of this specialisation, you are required to complete a number of core courses and may have some choice of non-core courses (or electives). as you move through each semester of study, the plan should indicate the units that you have completed, the courses that you are currently studying, and those you are still yet to complete for your selected majors, sub-majors or minors. plans are also used when applying for exchange study or credit for previous study to demonstrate how a specific course or unit of study fits into a prescribed plan of study. postgraduate - postgraduate students have completed an undergraduate qualification such as a bachelor’s degree and are continuing their studies by completing an award such as a graduate certificate, graduate diploma, masters degree, phd or doctorate. program - program is the award you are working towards. it is made up of courses, each of which are attributed a unit value. to earn your award, you need to have successfully completed a certain number of study units. the way these are put together for your award is called your ‘program’. See also Degree. school - faculties are divided into schools, which are defined by disciplines. for example, the faculty of the professions has five schools. business, economics, education, architecture and law. transition - movement or change from one state to another. for example, the transition from school to university, or from first year to second year, or undergraduate to postgraduate. true double degree - to be accurate, a double degree is such an assembly that has been identified by the institution as being an approved combination, one that can be done within a certain number of years of full-time study, given the timetabling limitations of the institution. in this process, cross credit is awarded between the degrees for subjects undertaken in each. this enables the student to complete their studies with less expense than would be necessary if they were to undertake a concurrent degree. the assembly entitles the graduate to the award of two separate degrees. undergraduate - a student studying a foundation university program, such as a bachelor’s degree. students who go on to do honours are classified as graduate students, having completed an undergraduate program. unified - unified is the student portal that allows you access access adelaide, myuni and your student email all with a single log in. units - each course is given a unit value and each program requires the accumulation of a total number of units according to the degree pattern.

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