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Majors and minors

Majors and minors

Definition

A Major is a series of units combined to satisfy the University's requirements in an area of specialisation and includes at least two units at final year level. There must be more components that constitute the major than components that constitute any other single area. Minor is a series of four units in the same subject, including at least two units at second year level or higher.
Masters

Masters

Definition

Masters is an academic degree conferred by a college or university upon those who complete at least one year of prescribed study beyond the bachelor's degree. See Australian Qualifications Framework.
Mate

Mate

Definition

Australians will often refer to their friends and acquaintances as ‘mate’. It is also often used in social situations if someone does not know, or does not remember your name.
Mid-year entry

Mid-year entry

Definition

Mid-year entry allows new students to enter a course in the middle of the year. It is not available for all courses at all institutions.
Migration

Migration

Definition

Migration is the movement of person(s) from one country or locality to another.
Mobile

Mobile

Definition

Mobile or Mobile Phone is the term used in Australia to denote a hand held mobile phone, also known as a cell, cell phone or hand phone.
Mode of Study

Mode of Study

Definition

Mode of Study is the way a course or program is studied, some examples are full-time, part-time, distance, online or flexible. International students have restrictions on their mode of study based on their student visa.
Modules

Modules

Definition

A module is a unit of education or training which can be completed on its own or as part of a course or subject. Modules may also result in the attainment of one or more units of competency. See also Unit and Subject.
Mozzie

Mozzie

Definition

Mosquito’s in Australia are often known as mozzies.