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UTS PUBLICATIONS STYLE GUIDE

courses

always use the official nomenclature given in the UTS Handbook

use initial capitals when the degree name is written in full

The Bachelor of Business is one of UTS's most popular courses.

Students need to enrol in the Master of Animation and Visualisation.

link the course name for online content

Students must complete this degree followed by the Bachelor of Laws.

lower case when referring to an area of study

Nancy is completing a degree in science.

All students enrolled in law are required to complete the form.

lower case when referring to a general degree type (and note the 's)

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree at a pass level.

Students can continue on to a master's degree.

Professor Smith has a doctoral degree.

abbreviations

always use the official abbreviations given in the UTS Handbook when referring to UTS courses

no spaces or full stops

B
bachelor
Dip
diploma
M
master
GradCert
graduate certificate
GradDip
graduate diploma
D
doctor
PhD
doctor of philosophy

combined degrees

no punctuation between the degree names

Tom graduated with a Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Laws degree.

use a space between abbreviated combined degree names

BBus LLB

credit points

use as follows (the rule for numbers — spell out one to nine, use numerals for 10 onwards — does not apply when referring to credit points)

This is a 6-credit-point subject.

Students should choose a 24-credit-point major.

Students must complete a total of 144 credit points.

use the abbreviation (no space between the value and 'cp') within lists of subjects, course programs, tables, etc.

3cp

honorary degrees

include 'honoris causa' in italics and parentheses after the name of the honorary degree

The Vice-Chancellor has been awarded a Doctor of Letters (honoris causa).

or use the name of the honorary award

John Smith was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws.

use the following abbreviations in a list of postnominals

HonDBus
Honorary Doctor of Business
HonDCA
Honorary Doctor of Creative Arts
HonDDes
Honorary Doctor of Design
HonDEng
Honorary Doctor of Engineering
HonDHlthSc
Honorary Doctor of Health Sciences
HonLLD
Honorary Doctor of Laws
HonLittD
Honorary Doctor of Letters
HonDSc
Honorary Doctor of Science
HonDTech
Honorary Doctor of Technology
HonDUniv
Honorary Doctor of the University
HonMA
Honorary Master of Arts
HonMUniv
Honorary Master of the University

honours

use initial capitals when the degree name is written in full

The Bachelor of Business (Honours) is available with an additional one year of study.

lower case in generic instances

Students require a bachelor's degree with first or second class honours.

Students can do a further year of honours.

abbreviation

use 'Hons' in parentheses and no space between it and the course name abbreviation

BBus(Hons)

majors

use initial capitals when referring to a specific major

Students must complete the Data Analytics major.

lower case in generic instances

Students can do either a major in law or marketing.

sessions

UTS has three teaching sessions in the academic year: Autumn session (from the beginning of March to the end of June), Spring session (from the beginning of August to the end of November), and Summer session (from the beginning of December to the end of February).

use an initial capital for the official sessions

This subject is offered in Autumn session.

The course commences in Spring session.

lower case in generic instances

Students must complete at least two sessions of study.

subjects

use initial capitals for subject names

Students must complete Advertising Research.

lower case when referring to a subject area

Students should enrol in four science subjects.

core and elective

lower case

Students must choose six core subjects and two electives.

pass and fail

lower case

This subject is graded at pass or fail.

sub-majors

hyphenate

use initial capitals when referring to a specific sub-major

Students need to do the Chemistry sub-major.

lower case in generic instances

Students can do either a sub-major in chemistry or marketing.