How to plan your enrolment for each term As an international student on a student visa, you are required to complete your course within the time specified in your Confirmation of Enrolment (COE). This means you must be enrolled in a full-time study load, consisting of a minimum of 48 credit points (8 subjects) per year (except the Master of Marketing or Master of Business Administration (12 units), which has a full-time study load of 6 subjects per year*). These units can be spread over the three standard terms per academic year. The commencing term will be regarded as the first term of your first academic year. For example, if you start your study from March 2021 at IMC, the March term will be the first term of your 1st academic year, and July term will be the second term of your 1st academic year. To enable a flexible study experience at IMC, the following enrolment pattern examples can be referred to when planning your enrolment: 1st term of academic year 2nd term of academic year 3rd term of academic year Pattern 1 4 4 0 Pattern 2 4 3 1 Pattern 3 3 4 1 Pattern 4 3 3 2 Please be aware that it is compulsory for you to enrol in at least 3 subjects in the first two terms of your academic year. The rest of your study load can be undertaken in the 3rd term to ensure that you have fulfilled the full-time study load requirement. Depending on the structure and rules of your course, if you have demonstrated your ability to manage a higher study load, you may be able to apply for academic approval to complete a maximum of 12 subjects per year (4 subjects per term). Your progression and results will be assessed to consider your request to exceed the standard study load (8 subjects in an academic year). *Please be aware that a full-time study load for Master of Marketing or Master of Business Administration (12 units) students is 36 credit points a year (3 units each in Terms 1 and 2). You will have the option to enrol in a maximum of 3 units in Term 3 if you have not progressed satisfactorily in Terms 1 and 2 to ensure that you have completed a full-time study load of 36 credit points within the academic year. You may be able to apply for academic approval to exceed the standard study load (6 subjects in an academic year), and your progression and results will be assessed. The standard enrolment pattern is recommended as shown below: MM/MBA(12) 1st term of academic year 2nd term of academic year 3rd term of academic year Pattern 1 3 3 0 Pattern 2 3 3 1-3(If you did not successfully complete 6 subjects in Terms 1 and 2) It's important to track your study progress and ensure you are meeting the requirements of your course. IMC will monitor your study progression each term according to the Student Progression Exclusion and Graduation Policy and provide support through our Early Intervention Strategy. If you are considering reducing your study load by taking less than 8 subjects per year over the three standard terms, you will need to complete an application. For further advice, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.