Regulations - Education And Social Work


The Degree of Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) – BSW(Hons)

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 a No student on whom the Degree of Bachelor of Social Work has already been conferred may enrol for this degree.

b In order to be admitted to this degree, a student must have:

(i) passed 360 points towards the Degree of Bachelor of Social Work from this University with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 60 points above Stage II

and

(ii) been recommended for admission by the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work.

c Where the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work approves enrolment for the Degree of Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) the courses previously passed for the Degree of Bachelor of Social Work will be reassigned to the Degree of Bachelor of Social Work (Honours).

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student enrolled for this degree must follow a programme of the equivalent of eight full-time semesters and pass courses with a total value of 480 points, unless credit is granted under the Admission Regulations and/or the Credit Regulations.

Structure and Content

3 Of the 480 points required for this degree, a student must pass:

a 330 points from the Bachelor of Social Work Schedule

and

b (i) 30 points from courses offered in either the General Education Open Schedule or the General Education Faculty Schedule approved for this degree or from a combination of these schedules

(ii) In order to complete the requirements for General Education students must pass the Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar

and

c 120 points from courses listed in the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) Schedule.

4 The programme for each student requires the approval of the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work.

Research Project

5 a The research project is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor/s appointed by Senate or its representative, on the recommendation of the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work.

b The research project topic must be approved by the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work prior to enrolment.

c A student enrolled must complete the research project by the last day of the final semester of enrolment in the research project.

d In exceptional circumstances beyond the student’s control, Senate or its representative, acting upon the recommendation of the Head of Department, may approve a limited extension of time, not exceeding two months.

General Education Exemptions

6 a A student is exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules who has:

either

(i) completed an undergraduate degree at a tertiary institution

or

(ii) been admitted to this degree having completed 240 points or more of degree-level study at another tertiary institution.

b A student who has been exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules must substitute 30 points from courses approved by the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work.

c A student admitted to this degree, who has completed between 120 and 235 points inclusive of degree-level study at another tertiary institution, must pass:

(i) 15 points from courses offered in the General Education Schedules

and

(ii) a further 15 points from courses available for this degree.

d A student who has been fully or partially exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules is nonetheless required to complete the Academic Integrity course.

Practical and Professional Requirements

7 a At the discretion of Senate or its representative, a student who does not pass a required Professional Practice course (SOCWORK 317, 715) may be declined permission to re-enrol in this degree.

b Re-enrolment in any of SOCWORK 317, 411 or 715 after failing that course requires the permission of the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work.

c A student must continue to meet the requirements for registration throughout the duration of enrolment in the programme as outlined in the programme handbook.

Termination of Enrolment

8 a If the behaviour of a student in a learning or practice environment is found, after due and fair inquiry, to be offensive, disruptive or likely to give rise to a risk of harm to the welfare of any person, the enrolment of the student in the programme may be terminated by Senate or its representative and any application to re-enrol may likewise be declined.

b A student who is subject to any such inquiry may be suspended by Senate or its representative from lectures, classes and any practice placement pending the outcome of the inquiry.

c A student whose enrolment is terminated under Regulation 8a may appeal from that decision to the Council or its duly appointed delegate.

Honours

9 a This degree will be awarded with Honours in one of three classes: First Class Honours, Second Class Honours, or Third Class Honours. Second Class Honours are awarded in either First Division or Second Division.

b The class of Honours is determined by the student’s overall grade in 120 points of 700 level courses as follows:

7.0 to 9.0 - First Class Honours

5.5 to 6.9 - Second Class Honours First Division

4.0 to 5.4 - Second Class Honours Second Division

3.9 and below - Third Class Honours

Reassignment

10 A student may apply to reassign the courses passed for this degree to the Degree of Bachelor of Social Work.

Variations

11 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Commencement

12 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2020. The 2018 regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) were thereby repealed.

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) BSW(Hons) Schedule

Requirement:

30 points: SOCWORK 711, 713

30 points: SOCWORK 715

15 points: SOCWORK 726

15 points from SOCCHFAM 731, SOCHLTH 732, SOCWORK 701

30 points: SOCWORK 780 Research Project

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