How is the maximum time calculated?
The maximum time to complete a program is calculated from the first day of the first teaching period for the program in which you are enrolled.
All absences (both approved and unapproved) and any recognition of prior learning (RPL), either from UNSW or another higher education provider, towards your program are included in the calculation.
If you are granted RPL (sometimes known as credit or advanced standing) towards your program, the normal full-time duration of your program used in the maximum time to complete calculation will be reduced on a pro rata basis to the nearest term/semester.
For example, if you are admitted to a 3 year undergraduate program with 1 year RPL, the maximum time to complete the program will be:
2 x 2 years plus 2 years = 6 years