If you are studying a coursework degree at UTS, you will receive a grade for each subject that you complete.
In most situations you will also receive a progressive grade point average (GPA) indicating your overall performance in a course.
For each coursework subject you complete you are awarded one of the following grades:
|Subject Grades||Mark range||Description|
|High Distinction (HD)||85-100%||Work of outstanding quality on all objectives of the subject.|
|Distinction (D)||75-84%||Work of superior quality on all objectives of the subject.|
|Credit (C)||65-74%||Work of good quality showing more than satisfactory achievement on all objectives of the subject.|
|Pass (P)||50-64%||Work showing a satisfactory achievement on all objectives of the subject.|
|Fail (X)||50% or more||Unsatisfactory performance in a compulsory component of the subject. A Fail(X) grade is awarded on the basis that compulsory component is essential for meeting the objectives of the subject.|
|Fail (Z)||0-49%||Work showing an unsatisfactory achievement on one or more objectives of the subject.|
|Withheld (W)||Result withheld.|
|Results Pending (Q)||Awaiting the completion of a project, clinical practice or final exam. Some subjects are ungraded, in these cases only a Pass or Fail grade is awarded
Student and related rules:
Schedule 2 - Results and Grades
Grade point average (GPA)
A grade point average (GPA) is a progressive measure of academic achievement over the duration of enrolment in a course. It provides an overview of your performance in a course and is an internationally recognised measure of student performance.
GPA is only applicable to coursework awards that commenced from Autumn semester 2003 onwards. It is not applicable to research degrees.
Your GPA is calculated based on your subject grade and credit points using a pre-set weighting for each grade for all courses commenced from autumn semester 2003. In most case your GPA is calculated automatically at the end of each semester.
Your GPA will be included on your:
If you would like a detailed breakdown of that calculation contact your UTS Student Centre .
Further information about your GPA is available, on:
Graduates and other past students
If you commenced your course from autumn semester 2003 onwards, and have completed the requirements of the course, you will have a GPA calculated for your course of study.
Your grade point average (GPA) is recorded as part of your academic record information on the UTS student system. Authorised UTS staff have confidential access to your academic record information.
UTS will only release your GPA outside of UTS if:
- You apply to another tertiary institution through the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) and you indicate previous studies at UTS
- Your application through UAC authorises UAC to collect results (including GPA) from UTS
- You authorise UTS to do so on your behalf.
If you have studied in multiple UTS courses you will have a unique grade point average (GPA) for each course, provided that each course began from Autumn semester 2003 onwards.