Credit for courses completed in another program or tertiary institution may be granted for a specified UQ course, where the content and standard is deemed to be substantially the same.

Unspecified credit (eg. for elective courses) may also be granted for other completed courses of an appropriate standard. The following guidelines will apply:

  • The total number of units required to satisfy program requirements (for example 48 units for the BA) is reduced by the unit value of the credit granted.
  • Credit may also be used to satisfy some program requirements –for example, the completion of a compulsory course for which specified credit has been granted.
  • You will only be granted credit for studies completed within 10 years for Bachelor, 7 years for Masters, 5 years for Graduate Diploma, and 3 years for Graduate Certificate, of the time at which you apply for the credit towards your current program.
  • You may claim credit at any stage during your studies although it is preferable to do so in the early stages of your program of study so you know what courses you need to complete.
  • Credit will not be granted for courses undertaken at this or another university that are graded at the level of a conceded pass (3).
  • Credit will not normally be granted for work undertaken in an Associate Diploma or Diploma program at an Australian university or other institutions.
  • Credit transfer is usually only undertaken when requested by you, whether the study was completed at UQ or at another institution.
  • Students who change programs at UQ to one of the component degrees or if they change from a single program to a dual program involving that component degree are obliged to retain credit for courses they have completed in the relevant component. Example: if a student is enrolled in a BA/LLB dual degree, and requests to program change to the single BA, the student must retain credit for courses completed towards the BA component of the dual.
  • There is no provision to rescind credit once it has been transferred, unless there is administrative error.
 

Credit Limits

For external credit (i.e. from Universities other than UQ)

For all Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Postgraduate Coursework programs and Undergraduate Bachelor programs the maximum credit available for students for an incomplete or completed award, is 50% of the total program requirements for the single or dual component (eg. in the single Bachelor of Arts program of 48 units, the maximum credit available is 24 units). Where appropriate specified credit is granted you may claim up to a maximum of 16 units towards a major or extended major or up to #8 towards a minor in a given field.

The maximum external credit for a completed award that can be applied to the Diploma in Arts, the concurrent Diploma in Languages, the concurrent Diploma in Music Performance, and the concurrent Diploma of Global Issues is 4 units. 

For internal credit (i.e. from UQ to UQ)

For all Postgraduate Coursework programs and Undergraduate Bachelor programs the maximum credit available for students for a completed award, is 50% of the total program requirements for the single or dual component. For an incomplete UQ award, decisions about the amount of credit to be granted will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Associate Dean, Academic.

The maximum internal credit for a completed award that can be applied to the Diploma in Arts, the concurrent Diploma in Languages, the concurrent Diploma in Music Performance, and the concurrent Diploma of Global Issues, is 4 units. The maximum internal credit for an incomplete award that can be applied to the Diploma in Arts, the concurrent Diploma in Languages, the concurrent Diploma in Music Performance, and the concurrent Diploma of Global Issues, is 14 units.