Award levels

When you graduate, your award will be conferred with an award level, such as Distinction or Honours First Class.

What is an award level?

When you graduate, your award will be conferred with an ‘award level’ for example, ‘Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) with Distinction’. Depending on your program, this may reflect the results you achieved during your studies. 

Award levels, other than Pass, are included on your transcript and other academic statements.

Read on for detailed information about award level calculation for various programs at RMIT.
 

Award levels by program

Are awarded unclassified (pass only). For example, ‘Diploma of Fashion Styling’.

Are awarded based on your cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA).

GPA Award level Example

Less than 3.0

Pass

Bachelor of Data Science

3.0 or more

Pass with Distinction

Bachelor of Data Science with Distinction

Please note

Associate degree: These award levels apply to associate degree students who commenced their enrolment from 1 January 2016 onwards. For students who commenced their enrolment before 1 January 2016, the degree is awarded unclassified (pass only).

Bachelor degree: There is no ‘with High Distinction’ award level.

Double degree: Each component degree has its own award level, which is determined separately. For example ‘Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) with Distinction & Bachelor of Science (Biology) (Honours) H2B’.

Are awarded based on your Weighted Average Mark (WAM).

WAM Award level Example

50-59

Pass

Bachelor of Science (Biology) (Honours)

60-69

Honours Class 2B (H2B)

Bachelor of Science (Biology) (Honours) H2B

70-79

Honours Class 2A (H2A)

Bachelor of Science (Biology) (Honours) H2A

80 or more

Honours First Class (H1)

Bachelor of Science (Biology) (Honours) H1

These award levels apply to students who commenced their enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. For students who commenced their enrolment before 1 January 2016, award levels are determined based on Grade Point Average (GPA).

Are awarded based on the mark achieved in your research project.

Mark in research project Award level Example

50% to 59%

Pass (P)

Master of Fine Arts

60% to 69%

Credit (C)

Master of Fine Arts with Credit

70% to 79%

Distinction (D)

Master of Fine Arts with Distinction

80% to 100%

High Distinction (HD)

Master of Fine Arts with High Distinction

These award levels apply to students who commenced their enrolment in a masters by research program from 1 January 2016 onwards. For students who commenced their enrolment before 1 January 2016, the degree is awarded unclassified (pass only).

Are awarded unclassified (pass only). For example, ‘Doctor of Philosophy’.

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