New Zealand undergraduate
If you are a New Zealand or Australian Citizen or permanent resident and want to study at undergraduate (or 4th-year) level then please read:
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If you want to study at post-graduate level then please read:
Course-related terminology used at the University of Otago
Course: The collection of papers for which a student
is enrolled in a particular semester or year.
Paper: The smallest individual academic components of a course (and thus of a Programme).
Papers are characterised by:
1. being recorded as separate entities on an academic record
2. having some form of result attached to them
3. generating a definable portion of the tuition fees payable.
Thus the Otago term 'paper' is equivalent to the US term 'course'.