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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 Science Management.

if including the course code when referring to a UTS course, put the code in parentheses after the course name (note the capital 'C')

Students must complete this degree followed by the Master of Architecture (C04235).

link the course name for online content

Students must complete this degree followed by the Master of Economics.

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 (note that 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).

it is also acceptable to 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.

link the course name for online content

lower case in generic instances

Students require a bachelor's degree with first or second class honours (division 1).

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

if including the code, put the code in parentheses after the major's name

Students must complete the Data Analytics major (MAJ02081).

link the name for online content

Students need to enrol in the Electrical Engineering 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) and Spring session (from the beginning of August to the end of November)

there is also an optional 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.

The timetable is available for Summer session.

lower case in generic instances

Students must complete at least two sessions of study.

subjects

use initial capitals for subject names

link the subject name for online content

Students must complete Advertising Research.

lower case when referring to a subject area

Students should enrol in four business subjects.

Students should have a pass in at least two law subjects.

core and elective

lower case

Students must choose six core subjects.

The Bachelor of Science contains 24 credit points of elective subjects.

pass and fail

lower case

A student must pass the subject.

This subject is graded at pass or fail.

sub-majors

hyphenate

use initial capitals when referring to a specific sub-major

if including the code, put the code in parentheses after the sub-major's name

Students need to enrol in the Chemistry sub-major (SMJ01005).

link the name for online content

Students must complete the Economics sub-major.

lower case in generic instances

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