Education at UWA

New major proposal


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For definitions of terms used, refer to the Academic Policies: Glossary of Terms.

This information is intended to assist faculty users and other stakeholders who are developing a new major proposal within an undergraduate degree course.

What do I need to do?


Essential reading material


The development of a new major proposal will involve two phases. An advisory phase involving the preparation of a Strategic Case and an approval phase involving the development of an Academic Proposal. Both phases can be developed concurrently, but are approved simultaneously.   


Strategic Case


Academic Proposal


Development of Strategic Case by School/Faculty outside of CAIDi. Submission to the University's Executive for consideration/feedback 


Development of Academic Proposal by School/Faculty via CAIDi


Faculty endorsement


Faculty endorsement


Recording of feedback summary entered into CAIDi including link to SharePoint site

Submission of Academic Proposal


Submission of Strategic Case


Academic Proposal and new units endorsed by Curriculum Committee




 Approved by Academic Council 


Academic Proposal forms are available on UWA's online curriculum management system, CAIDi. Links to relevant policy and guidance documents are included in all proposal forms. Getting started with Curriculum Management provides more information.


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When do I need to submit?

Submit your proposal as early as possible!

What are the benefits of early submission?

Early submissions take full advantage of international and domestic marketing opportunities. For more details see critical dates for curriculum approval.

Do faculty submission dates differ from central submission dates?

Yes. When developing your proposal, consider internal faculty approval processes and timings. For more details contact your faculty office.

Is there flexibility in submitting proposals?

You are invited to submit your proposal any time; however, to guarantee approval for 2020 offerings, proposals have to be received by the latest recommended date.

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