Planning your Summer School

Courses run over a shorter time than usual using a condensed teaching format and a demanding assessment schedule.

Selecting your course load

  • All courses are 15 points (unless otherwise indicated).
  • The maximum course load you can take over Summer School is 30 points.
  • The condensed teaching format means 30 points of Summer School courses is at least equal to a workload of 60 points (or more) of courses taken during a normal semester.
  • If you are planning to re-enrol in a failed course, you will not be able to carry across course work credit from a previous semester of study.
  • We recommend you take a maximum course load of 15 points if:
    • You are new to tertiary study
    • You have studied and completed a 45-point courseload during a normal semester, with a grade point average of less than 3.5

We encourage new students to talk to faculty student advisers before enrolling.

Making the most of Summer School

You must be really committed to successfully completing the course requirements. It’s vital that you organise and manage your time effectively. For example, you will need to spend a minimum of two additional hours of reading and private study for each class hour.

You need to attend all lectures, tutorial and laboratory classes, and complete all set work, as well as a final examination (if applicable) in each course studied.  Language courses are likely to involve different time requirements from other courses.

Academic integrity

All students proposing to enter Summer School for the first time must take the online academic integrity course.

Build your study skills

We have courses that will help  you learn useful skills for Summer School.