Regulation 5.6.1 - Awards in conjunction with other institutions
Pursuant to Statute 5.6 Awards in Conjunction with Other Institutions, the Council of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology makes the following Regulation entitled - Regulation 5.6.1 - Awards in Conjunction with Other Institutions.
1. An award conferred in conjunction with another institution (“An Award in Conjunction”) occurs where the University and another institution enter into an agreement to offer jointly a program leading to such an award.
2. The University will enter into legal arrangements for the provision of an Award in Conjunction only with institutions which have capacity to grant awards at the level proposed and to issue such awards.
3. Any agreement for the provision of an Award in Conjunction must include the recognition of each institution’s requirements pertaining to such awards. The University’s general requirements are contained in this Regulation.
4. A proposal for an agreement between the University and another institution for an Award in Conjunction must gain approval from the Deputy Vice - Chancellor on the recommendation of the Pro Vice-Chancellor responsible for the program and, if the other institution is located outside Australia, of the Pro Vice - Chancellor responsible for international matters, prior to signing of the agreement.
(a) A program leading to an Award in Conjunction must be accredited by each institution through their respective usual procedures.
(b) The curriculum document for a program leading to an Award in Conjunction must also include information on the following matter:
(i) the proposed partner institution;
(ii) the need for the Award in Conjunction;
(iii) eligibility for entry to the program;
(iv) the proposed arrangements for delivery and student assessment;
(v) the stage at which students will enrol at the University;
(vi) the period of the agreement;
(vii) the proposed arrangements for program maintenance;
(viii) arrangements to be made for students who are part‐way through the program in the event of termination of an agreement;
(ix) any other relevant matters.
6. Program title
The program title for an Award in Conjunction must comply with the University policy on award titles. (See Operating procedure 188.8.131.52: Award Titles).
The agreement between the University and the other institution should specify the ownership of curriculum, intellectual property and program-ware to be used in the delivery of the program.
8. Registration at the university
When accredited, a program leading to an Award in Conjunction will be regarded as a new program and will receive a program code, which is different from those applying to other University programs.
9. Minimum contribution from each institution
The amount of the program to be taught by each institution must not be less than the minimum requirements for University awards (See Operating Procedure 7.22.26: Minimum Study for a First or Subsequent Award of RMIT).
10. Student rights and responsibilities
Students will enrol at the University to take that part of the Award in Conjunction which is offered by the University. During this period, they will be subject to the rules and regulations of the University.
11. Student records
The University record of students who enrol in Awards in Conjunction will show:
(a) the results of all courses taken at the University;
(b) credit granted for that part of the program which was taken at the other institution;
(c) when the award is conferred and by which institution.
12. Eligibility for an award
The University and any partner institution will agree to the following:
(a) Both institutions must approve each student’s eligibility for the Award in Conjunction;
(b) A student may have the award conferred by only one institution;
(c) A statement of the circumstances under which either will confer the award to each student;
(d) Each institution will notify the other of the names of all students on whom it has conferred the award;
(e) Graduates will be deemed to be graduates of both institutions, but will be entitled to receive one award only.
(a) Testamurs issued to graduates of Awards in Conjunction will show:
(i) the names of the University and the other institution issuing the award;
(ii) the title of the award;
(iii) the name of the graduate;
(iv) the date of issue;
(v) signatures of the officers of the issuing institution, or of both institutions;
(vi) the seal of the issuing institution or both institutions.
(b) Testamurs issued by the University will be in accordance with the general style as authorised by the University, from time to time.
14. For the sake of clarity in the interpretation of this Regulation any reference to the “University” is a reference to Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (also known as RMIT University).