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Workload

Students in the Commerce building

A full-time first year course is generally between 54 and 72 points in any one semester or 108 and 144 points in any one year. As a general guide, 1 point represents study in formal instruction or independent study for 10 hours made up of a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratories, assignments and reading.

Most students take 108 to 126 points per year. Very able students may take up to 144 points annually with the load spread as evenly as possible between both semesters.

Part-time study is considered as taking fewer than 54 points in any one semester or 108 points in any one year. Part-time students are not normally eligible to receive student allowances, and obviously take longer to complete degrees.

If you have a disability that restricts your working capacity, you should contact Disability Information and Support for advice and assistance.