A major, a minor and a specialisation is a set of units (or module) within a particular discipline in which students choose to specialise as part of their course (see Award Course Design).
At Victoria University a major is made up of 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units), a minor and a specialisation are made up of 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units)
There are two types of changes that can be made to an existing major, minor or specialisation:
- minor modification
- minor amendment.
A minor modification is the smallest change that can be made where there is no approval required as there are a limited number of fields available to edit (as seen below).
A minor amendment requires review and/ approval from within the College and sign off at Vice-Chancellor level.
Any changes to title, code, duration, or credit points will require a new code which will mean the major or minor or specialisation will be classified as "new" (see Creating a new major or minor or specialisation).
Majors, minors and specialisations are also called ‘unit sets’ in CAMS. A unit set is another name for a group of units that have been organised into a major or minor or specialisation.