Course Transfer - Undergraduate

Course Transfer - Undergraduate

Course transfer application dates

Commencing session

Opening dates

Closing dates

Session 2 2017

9am 1 July 2017

5pm 17 July 2017

Session 1 2018

9am 11 December 2017

5pm 3 January 2018

What is course transfer?

Course transfer is the process used to:

  1. Change from your current degree to a different degree - e.g. from Bachelor of Arts to Bachelor of Commerce. This includes transferring from a double degree to a single degree (i.e. from a Bachelor of Commerce with a Bachelor of Science to a Bachelor of Arts).
  2. Change to the newest curriculum for your current degree, e.g. from Bachelor of Medical Science 2013 curriculum to Bachelor of Medical Science 2017 curriculum.
  3. Change the qualifying major in your current degree to a major in a different faculty - e.g. from Bachelor of Arts majoring in Modern History (Faculty of Arts) to Bachelor of Arts majoring in Economics (Faculty of Business and Economics). This change will result in you being placed into the newest curriculum.
  4. Change the qualifying major in your current degree to a major that is new in 2017.

Important points to note before you apply for course transfer:

When your course transfer is processed, you will be transferred to the newest curriculum as listed in the handbook i.e. the curriculum in the year and session that you will commence. You will also receive a new admission into the degree you are requesting to transfer into.

  • You can submit only one application per session. It is important to check you meet the requirements for the course you wish to transfer into. 
  • You are required to seek academic advice before transferring into your new degree.
  • To be eligible to apply for a transfer, you must be currently admitted into an undergraduate Bachelor degree.
  • If you are an international student, requesting a course transfer may cause a change in your fees.
  • If you are an International Student Visa Holder, a new Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) will be issued by the University and sent to you via your student email account.
  • You cannot cancel your request to Course Transfer once you submit your application.
  • Course Transfer applications cannot be reversed once they have been processed.
  • Please ensure you have received Academic Advice prior to submitting your application and that you are sure of your decision to transfer.

Can I course transfer?

To be eligible to Course Transfer, you will need to meet the conditions of both Step One and Step Two, which are listed below:

Step 1.  Are you eligible to transfer?

To be eligible for internal course transfer you must be a current undergraduate Bachelor degree student admitted to a degree at North Ryde.

Students cannot apply for Course Transfer if:

  • You do not have at least one recorded grade under the degree you are currently admitted into
  • You are currently excluded from the University.
  • You are currently enrolled for Winter Vacation, Session 3 or Exchange units. Further information below.
  • You have an incomplete grade for a previous session. Further information below.
  • If you have completed and been qualified for your degree, you may not use the Course Transfer Process to take up a double degree or change your course.
  • You are a Sponsored Student. Sponsored students must receive permission from your Sponsor Country before applying for Course Transfer. Please contact Student Advocacy for further information.
  • You are a postgraduate student. Please see information about changing your course at Course transfer - postgraduate
  • You are studying via Next Step or Non-Award
  • You are studying via Open Universities Australia (OUA)
  • You are currently on exchange, you have just returned from exchange and your grades are not yet finalised, or you are about to start an exchange in the next session.
  • If you are completing Concurrent Degrees please visit the Concurrent Degrees website for further information.
Step 2. Do you meet the requirements for the degree you wish to transfer into?

In order to be eligible for Course Transfer, you must also meet the transfer requirements. These requirements are listed in the Course Transfer Requirement Table below.

You will notice that not all course transfers are automatic and not all courses are available for transfer therefore you will need to check the table carefully for current requirements.

Course transfer and deferments 

Students who do not intend to enrol into units under the new degree they have been transferred into cannot defer their course transfer offer.

You should only apply for Course Transfer if you plan to undertake studies in the session you are applying to Transfer.   For example, you should only apply for Course Transfer in July if you plan to begin your studies in Session 2. Failure to enrol into units in your first session of study after transferring can result in your admission being discontinued.

Session 3, Winter Vacation, Exchange and Internship units 

If you are enrolled into Winter Vacation, Session 3, Exchange and/or Internship Units you will not be eligible to apply for Course Transfer until all your grades have been finalised for the units you are enrolled into.

When can you apply for a Course Transfer if you are enrolled into Winter Vacation, Session 3, Exchange and Internship Units?
Session WV/S3/Exchange/Internship units undertakenNext available CT period to apply

Session 3, 2016

Session 2, 2017

Session 1, 2017

Session 1, 2018

Session 2, 2017

Session 2, 2018

Session 3, 2017

Session 2, 2018

Students with incomplete grades 

Students who have incomplete grades from the previous session will not be eligible to apply for Course Transfer until all their grades have been released. If you are not sure whether you will receive an incomplete grade for unit/s you are currently enrolled into, and have submitted an application, your application will be cancelled if your grades are not resolved by the closing date for Course Transfer applications.

When can you apply for a Course Transfer if you have an Incomplete Grade?

Provided the incomplete grade is resolved within the session, the next available course transfer eligibility is shown in the table below.

Session student has received Incomplete GradeNext available CT period to apply

Session 3, 2016

Session 2, 2017

Session 1, 2017

Session 1, 2018

Session 2, 2017

Session 2, 2018

Session 3, 2017

Session 2, 2018

Recent changes to the course transfer process 

Over the past two years the Course Transfer process has evolved following a review of the process and changes to the student system.

All Course Transfer requests prior to Session 2, 2015 transferred students to the newest curriculum and the GPA continued.

If you applied to change to the newest curriculum of your degree, a new major in a different faculty, or a new major between Session 2, 2015 and Session 2, 2016, your course will have been updated to the newest curriculum and your GPA will have continued.

If you applied to change to a different degree (eg from BA to BCom) during or after Session 2, 2015, a new process was implemented which consists of the following four stages:

  1. Your current course will be discontinued.
  2. A new admission will be made for the newest curriculum for your chosen course.
  3. All the units you've previously passed, and any designated credits and exemptions will be transferred to your new course, provided they can be mapped into the required or elective space in the new degree. Units, which you have failed or withdrawn from, will not be transferred, but they will remain on your transcript under your previous admission.
  4. Each course (your old degree and your new degree) will have its own GPA.

From Session 1, 2017 all Course Transfer requests whether is it change to the newest curriculum, or change to a different degree will be a new admission into the newest curriculum and each course will have its own GPA.

What is the process? 

Course transfer consists of the following four stages:

  1. Your current admitted course will be discontinued.
  2. A new admission will be made in the newest curriculum for your chosen course.
  3. All the units you've previously passed, and any RPL will be transferred to your new course, provided they can be placed into the required or elective space in the new degree. Units which you have failed (with a status of F, FW or FA) or withdrawn from (with a status of "W") will not be transferred, but they will remain on your transcript under your previous admission.  
  4. Each course (your old degree and your new degree) will have its own GPA.

Important:

  • If you are enrolled in units for a future session, we will need to withdraw you from those units in order to process your transfer.
  • It is your responsibility to re-enrol in units and re-register in classes in your new degree once the transfer is processed.
  • It is recommended you read the Course Transfer Policy. 
  • If you do not complete any units under your new degree once you have transferred, you will not record a grade and therefore will not have a GPA for this degree.

The role of GPA and credit point totals 

Some internal degree transfer requirements will require that you successfully complete a certain number of credit points and/or that you meet a specified overall GPA before being able to transfer. Some degrees which require a certain amount of credit points to be completed prior to transferring may not allow for unspecified credit to be counted towards this total. More information regarding this can be found in the Course Transfer Requirements table. 

The credit points to meet transfer requirements must have been accumulated (or on track to achieving, from your currently enrolled units in the current session) prior to applying for Course Transfer from units completed in your current degree and/or from units listed as specified credit or exemptions on your transcript.

The GPA to meet transfer requirements is generated from Macquarie units undertaken as part of the currently admitted degree program only (i.e. specified credit and exemptions are not considered in the calculation of overall GPA).

If you are transferring into a different course, each degree  will have its own GPA. Students who do not record a grade under the new degree they have transferred into will not have a GPA for this degree.


Changes to the GPA for 2017

For students who commence a new degree at Macquarie University from 1 January 2017  or students who apply to course transfer into a 2017 degree, their GPA will be calculated on a 7 point scale as detailed below:

GradeMarkGPA
HD85-1007
D75-846
Cr65-745
P50-644
F0-490

More information about GPA and how it is calculated can be found on the GPA Information page.

How do I apply? 

  1. Check to see if you are eligible to Course Transfer
  2. Check to ensure you meet the requirements for the Degree you wish to transfer into
  3. If you are an international sponsored student (ie a non-Australian government sponsor pays your tuition fees) you MUST receive permission from your sponsor to make the change you are requesting before submitting your application. All incomplete grades on your transcript will need to be finalised - please contact the relevant department to have them resolved. If your incomplete grades are not finalised by the time Course Transfer applications close, your transfer application will be cancelled and you will need to re-apply the next Course Transfer period.
  4. If the course you wish to transfer to is not listed in the Course Transfer Requirement Table, you will need to apply through UAC. For dates regarding UAC applications, please visit the UAC Website.
  5. Apply for a Course Transfer by submitting a Course Transfer application during the key application dates.
  6. If you are a Domestic Student and your course transfer application is successful you must complete a new HECS-HELP and SA-HELP form for the new course before you can enrol in units.
  7. If your course transfer application is successful it is your responsibility to re-enrol in units and re-register in classes if necessary.
  8. You are permitted to submit one application only in a course transfer period. You cannot change your mind once your application has been submitted. Please ensure you have received Academic Advice prior to submitting your application and that you are sure of your decision to transfer.
  9. Course Transfer applications cannot be reversed once they have been processed.

Course Transfer Requirements Table

Please consider your request to transfer carefully. Students considering a course transfer must consult with an academic advisor prior to their transfer.

Transfers to a double degree - Students must meet transfer requirements for any component of the double degree they are not currently admitted to.  For example, a student admitted to a BCom seeking transfer to a BCom with BLaws will only need to meet the requirement of the BLaws. However, a student admitted to a BCom seeking transfer to BArts with BLaws must meet the transfer requirement of both BArts and BLaws.

Upon submission for course transfer or change of major within a different Faculty, students will be transferred to the most current curriculum (listed in 2017 handbook).

The following transfers do not have a GPA or minimum credit point requirement:

From

To

Any MQ undergraduate bachelor degree

B Science
B Arts or B Arts (Distance)

B Actuarial Studies
B Applied Finance
B Business Administration
B Com-Prof Accg
B Bus Analytics
B Bus Leadership Commerce
B Economics
B Global Business
B Marketing Media

B Commerce

B Actuarial Studies

B Applied Finance

B Information Technology - Games Design and Development

B Information Technology

B Arts – Media

B Media

B Arts – Media/B Laws

B Media/B Laws

B Arts - Psychology

B Science - Psychology

B Science - Psychology

B Arts - Psychology

B Psychology (Honours)

B Arts - Psychology
B Science - Psychology

B Marketing and MediaB Media

Double degrees

Single degree (already enrolled in) [eg from           BAppFin with BEc to BAppFin; or BALLB to LLB]

GPA and unit requirements for transfer

Faculty of Arts

Transfer To

2017 Policy Requirements for Transfer:

B Ancient History

(i)       GPA of 3.25 out of 4 [or 5.69 out of 7.0]; and

(ii)     Completion of 18cp including:
6 cp from:
AHIS100 (AHST102),
AHIS110 (AHST103),
AHIS120 (AHST104),
AHIS140 (AHST101),
AHIS150, or
AHIS170 (AHST100) at Pass grade or higher; and

3 cp from one of:
AHIS108 (AHIS208, AHST205),
AHIS118 (AHIS218, AHST207), 
AHIS178 (AHIS278, AHST260),
AHIS258 (AHST241), or
AHIS268

  1. Pass grade or higher

B Archaeology

(i)       GPA of 3.25 out of 4 [or 5.69 out of 7.0]; and

(ii)     at least 18cp, including AHIS190 (P) and AHIS191 (P)

B Hellenic Studies

(mid–year transfer is not available)

(i)       GPA of 2.5 out of 4 [or 4.5 out of 7.0]; and

(ii)     At least 12cp.

B International Studies

(mid-year transfer is not available)

(i)       GPA of 2.5 out of 4 [or 4.5 out of 7.0]; and

(ii)     At least 18cp.

B Laws

Students currently admitted to Pre-Law Pathway

(adding B Laws to an existing degree to enter a double degree program with Law [eg BA to BALLB], or to transfer into the single  B Laws [eg BA to LLB])

(i)      Completion of (Pass grade or higher):

LAW 115 Foundations of Law

LAWS104 – Contracts

LAW109 – Criminal Justice

LAWS108 – Law, Lawyers and Society

B Laws

Any other MQ undergraduate Bachelor degree(adding B Laws to an existing degree to enter a double degree program with Law [eg BA to BALLB], or to transfer into the single  B Laws [eg BA to LLB])

(i) Completion of 24cp at Macquarie University (RPL excluded); with a maximum of 48cp** including

RPL; and

(ii)  GPA of 3.0/4.0 [or 5.25/7.0] or higher; and

(iii) pass grades or higher in LEX101 or LEX102.

** students who have completed more than 48 credit points cannot transfer into a single or double Bachelor of Laws degree.

B Media

(i)       GPA of 2.5 out of 4 [or 4.5 out of 7.0]; and

(ii)     at least 12cp; and

(iii)   at least 3cp from

MAS 104,

MAS 105,

MAS 110, or

MMCS115

  1. Pass grade or higher

B Planning

(i)       Completion of 12cp; and

(ii)     ENV118 (P) and GEOP181 (P); and

(iii)   one of either ENVG111 (P) or GEOP111(P)

B Security Studies

(i)       Completion of 12cp, including 6cp from:

PICT110 (Cr),

PICT111 (Cr),

PICT112 (Cr), or

PICT113 (Cr)

B Social Science

(i)       Completion of 12 cp

Faculty of Business and Economics

Transfer To

2017 Policy Requirements for Transfer:

B Actuarial Studies

(i)        GPA of 3.25 out of 4.0 [or 5.25 out of 7.0]; and

(ii)       at least 18cp; and

(iii)     completion of STAT171 (CR); and

(iv)     MATH132 (CR) or MATH133 (CR); and

(v)       ACST101 (CR)

B Applied Finance

(i)        GPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 [or 4.75 out of 7.0]; and

(ii)       completion of 18cp; and

(iii)     completion of ACST101 (P); and

(iv)     completion of either AFIN100 (P) or AFIN102 (P) or ACST152 (P)

B Business Administration

(i)        GPA of 2.0 out of 4.0 [or 4.0 out of 7.0]; and

(ii)       completion of 12cp including ACST101 (P) and BBA102 (P)

B Business Analytics

(i)        GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 [or 4.5 out of 7.0]; and

(ii)       completion of 12cp including:

ACCG100 (P) or ACCG106 (P); and

ISYS104 (P)

B Business Leadership and Commerce

(mid-year transfer is not available)

(i)        GPA of 3.25 out of 4.0 [or 5.25 out of 7.0]; and

(ii)       completion of 12 cp including ACST101 (CR) and BBA102(CR); and

(iii)     submission of CV; and

(iv)     interview

B Commerce

(i)        Completion of 12cp, including ACST101 (P) and BBA102 (P); or

(ii)       Automatic transfer from other FBE degrees as listed on Page 1 of this table.

B Commerce - Professional Accounting

(i)        GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 [or 4.5 out of 7.0]; and

(ii)       completion of 12cp including:

ACST101 (P); and

ACCG100 (P) or ACCG106 (P)

B Economics

(i)        GPA of 2.0 out of 4.0 [or 4.0 out of 7.0]; and

(ii)       completion of 12cp including:

ECON110(P), and

ECON111 (P)

B Global Business

(i)        GPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 [or 4.75 out of 7.0]; and

(ii)       completion of 18cp including:

BBA102 (P), and

ECON110 (P)

B Marketing and Media

(i)        GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 [or 5.5 out of 7.0]; and

(ii)       completion of 18cp including:

BBA102 (CR), and

MAS110 (CR), and

MKTG101 (CR)

Faculty of Human Sciences

Transfer To

2017 Policy Requirements for Transfer:

B Arts - Psychology

Completion of 18cp including PSYC104 (P) and PSYC105 (P)

B Arts - Psychology B Education (Primary)

Completion of 24cp including:

(i)           PSYC104 (P); and

(ii)          PSYC105 (P); and

(iii)        EDUC105 (P) or EDUC106 (P)

B Arts B Education (Primary)

Completion of 24cp including EDUC105 (P) or EDUC106 (P)

B Arts B Education (Secondary)

Completion of 24cp including EDUC105 (P) or EDUC106 (P)

B Education (ECE)(0-12)

Completion of 24cp with an average SNG of 60*
* The average SNG is a requirement for BOSTES alternate entry pathway for this program.

B Human Sciences

Completion of 12cp including at least 3cp from:

PSYC104,

PSYC105,

HLTH108,

HLTH109,

ENVG111, or

HRM107

at Pass grade or higher

B Psychology (Honours)

(i)           GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 [or 5.0 out of 7.0]; and

(ii)          At least 24cp; and

(iii)         Completion of PSY234, PSY235, PSY236, PSY246, PSY247 and PSY248.
*Please note that this does not guarantee entry to the 4th (honours) year of the course. Details of when and how to apply for the honours year can be found online at http://www.students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/manage_your_study_program/honours_program/

**If you have completed at least 9cp at 300 level PSY/PSYC, you will be assessed individually by the Department of Psychology for your eligibility to transfer into this degree.

B Science - Psychology

Completion of 18cp including PSYC104 (P) and PSYC105 (P)

B Science B Education (Secondary)

Completion of 24cp including EDUC105 (P) or EDUC106 (P)

B Speech, Hearing & Language Sciences

Completion of 12cp and GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 [or 4.5 out of 7.0]

B Teach (ECE)

Completion of 24cp including at least 9cp from:

ECHE120,

ECH113,

ECH130,

ECH131,

ECHE118, or

ECHP122

at Pass grade or higher

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

From

To

2017 Policy Requirements for Transfer:

B Chiropractic Science

B Human Sciences

B Medical Science

B Science

B Science – Psychology

B Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences

B Clinical Science

(mid-year transfer is not available)

  1. GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 [or 5.0 out of 7]; and
  2. Completion of MATH130 (P) or MATH123 (HD) or PHYS149 (P); and
  3. Completion of 18 cp including at least 6 cp from: BIOL108 (D) or HLTH108 (Cr) or PHYS149 (P) or STAT170 (P).

Any other MQ undergraduate bachelor degree

B Clinical Science

(mid-year transfer is not available)

  1. GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 [or 5.0 out of 7]; and
  2. Completion of MATH130 (P) or MATH123 (HD) or PHYS149 (P); and
  3. Completion of 18 cp including at least 6 cp from: BIOL108 (D) or HLTH108 (Cr) or PHYS149 (P) or STAT170 (P); and
  4. Permission of Program Director.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Transfer To

2017 Policy Requirements for Transfer:

B Advanced Science - Astronomy and Astrophysics Stream

(mid-year transfer is not available)

(i)        PHYS143 (HD) and PHYS140 (HD), or

  PHYS107 (D) and PHYS106(D); and

(ii)       MATH135 (D) or MATH132 (D); and

(iii)     MATH136 (D) or MATH133 (CR); and

(iv)     Permission of Program Director.

B Advanced Science - Biology Stream

(mid-year transfer is not available)

(i)        BIOL114 (D) or BIOL115 (D); and

(ii)       9cp in 100-level BIOL, CBMS, GEOS, PHYS , ENVE, ENV, ENVG, ENVS, MATH, or STAT units at Credit grade or higher; and

(iii)     Permission of Program Director

B Advanced Science - Biomolecular Science and Chemistry Stream

(mid-year transfer is not available)

(i)        CBMS107(D) or CBMS103(D); and

(ii)       CBMS108(D) or CBMS101(HD) or CBMS102(D); and 

(iii)     Permission of Program Director.

B Advanced Science - Maths Stream

(mid-year transfer is not available)

(i)        MATH135 (HD) or MATH132 (D); and

(ii)       MATH133 (D); and

(iii)     Permission of Program Director.

B Advanced Science - Palaeobiology Stream

(mid-year transfer is not available)

(i)        BIOL114 (D) or BIOL115 (D) or GEOS112 (D) or GEOS126 (D); and

(ii)       9cp in 100-level BIOL, CBMS, GEOS, PHYS , ENVE, ENV, ENVG, ENVS, MATH, or STAT units at Credit grade or higher; and

(iii)     Permission of Program Director.

B Advanced Science - Physics Stream

(mid-year transfer is not available)

(i)        PHYS143 (HD) and PHYS140 (HD), or

         PHYS107 (D) and PHYS106(D); and

(ii)       MATH135 (D) or MATH132 (D); and

(iii)     MATH136 (D) or MATH133 (CR); and

(iv)     Permission of Program Director.

B Advanced Science - Software Technology Stream

(mid-year transfer is not available)

(i)        COMP125 (D); and

(ii)       Distinction or higher in one of DMTH137, MATH132, MATH135, MATH133, MATH136, STAT170; and

(iii)     Permission of Program Director.

B Biodiversity & Conservation

(i)        BIOL114; and

(ii)       BIOL115; and

(iii)     STAT170 or STAT171; and

(iv)     Completion of 3cp with the prefix:

ENV, ENVE, ENVG, ENVS or GEOS,

  1. Pass grade or higher.

B Chiropractic Science

Completion of 12cp including HLTH108 (CR)

B Digital Business

Completion of 12cp including COMP115 (P) and ISYS104 (P)

B Engineering (Honours)

Completion of 18cp including:

(i) MATH135 (P)  or  MATH132 (p)  or,

(ii)  COMP115 (P)  and  DMTH137 (P)

B Environment

Completion of 12cp including 3cp from:

ENV118,

ENVE117,

ENVS117, or

GEOS112

  1. Pass grade or higher

B Information Technology

Completion of 12cp including COMP115 (P)

B Information Technology - Games Design and Development

Completion of 12cp including:

(i)        COMP115 (P); and

(ii)       MAS111 (P) or COMP111 (P)

B Marine Science

Completion of 12cp including 6cp from:
BIOL114,

BIOL115,

BIOL121,

GEOS126,

GEOS112, or

ENV 118

at Pass grade or higher

B Medical Sciences

(i)          Completion of 24cp, including:

(ii)        BIOL114 (CR) or BIOL116 (CR); and

(iii)       BIOL115 (CR); and

(iv)       CBMS103 (CR) or CBMS107 (Cr); and

(v)         STAT170 (CR)

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