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Degree structure, grading and more

How Bond's degrees are structured

Bond’s diplomas, undergraduate and graduate programs are all made up of credit points (CPS):

Diploma80 CPSGraduate Certificate40 CPS
Bachelor240 – 360 CPSGraduate Diploma80 CPS
Honours Year80 – 90 CPSMasters120 – 160 CPS
Doctorate240 CPS
Foundation Program80 CPSMaster of PhilosophyMin 2 years
Diploma Preparation30 CPSDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)Min 4 years

Most subjects/courses are worth 10 CPS, but some are worth five or 15 or 20 CPS. The standard 10 CPS subjects generally equate to three or four credits in the US system.

Most bachelor's degrees are worth 240 CPS or the equivalent of 24 subjects and the average master's degree is 120 CPS or 12 subjects.

A condition of your Australian Student Visa is that you must be enrolled as a full-time student. In Australia, that usually means four subjects per semester. As such, you can finish a standard 24-subject bachelor's degree in two years and a master’s in one to two years at Bond University.

Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) like the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) work a bit differently. They are based on completing a major research dissertation or thesis and usually take around two years for an MPhil and four years for a PhD at Bond.