3 years, 6 months ago

Hi guys,

I graduated from University of Melbourne from Bachelor of Engineering, with H2B Honours. But I found that lots of employers use GPA score, anyone who has any idea how to convert this?

much appreciated!

3 years, 6 months ago

Hey Jeffery,

Each university has a different GPA scoring system, I tried to figure out one or two a while back because they seemed to be a little over complicated. I would suggest you go to your faculty and ask them to calculate it for you :)

Mike

3 years, 6 months ago

I studied at the Australian National University (ANU). I asked the Business and Economics faculty and they have no clue. ANU does not list any GPA on its academic transcript.

So, not all universities calculate GPA. All you can do is calculate an average percentage.

What do you do then?

3 years, 6 months ago (Last modified 3 years, 6 months ago by the original author)

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grade_%28education%29#Australia

Grade point averages are not generally used in Australia below a tertiary level. They are calculated according to more complicated formula than some other nations:

Grade Point Average (GPA) = Sum of (grade points × course unit values) / total number of credit points  attempted, in which grade points are as follows:

High Distinction = 7

Distinction = 6

Credit = 5

Pass = 4

Fail level 1 = 1

Fail level 2 = 0

At some universities, such as University of Technology, Sydney, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and Monash University, Melbourne, a GPA calculation out of 4 is calculated, whereby 4.0 = a High Distinction; 3.0 is a Distinction, 2.0 is a Credit, and 1.0 is a pass. In certain faculties, such as law, it is

therefore possible to graduate with "honors" with a GPA of less than 2.5.

Whenever a course result is a Non-Graded Pass, the result will normally be disregarded in GPA calculation.

I'm at UoW and I've never been provided with a GPA, and the transcript provided by the uni does not mention one. I agree with Gopinaath Ragavan, you are better off calculating your average percentage.

3 years, 6 months ago

Awesome Matt, thanks for that. Appreciatge it.

MC

3 years, 6 months ago

Hi Mike,

I was reading the grad program for the NAB and they wanted a GPA of 700.  Would  that be right?

3 years, 6 months ago

NAB is going to be on these forums tomorrow from 2pm - 4pm so you can ask them yourself :) here is the link!

Infact you could even ask the question now, and they will answer it when they get on tomorrow. Here is the link:

http://www.gradconnection.com.au/forums/thread/1015/

Make sure you ask a detailed and unique question and interact a little so hopefully they remember you when you apply (if you decide to). Something like 

"After talking to xxx online I decided to apply to NAB because" can be quite powerful.

Good luck,

Mike

3 years, 6 months ago

i know when i was working in grad recruitment we would be using gpa's to select grads but i have noticed on applications they are now not asking your gpa.

 

is this a correct obversation.

 

3 years, 6 months ago

Quoting robyn kieseker (Posted on: 29 March 2011 05:25PM)

i know when i was working in grad recruitment we would be using gpa's to select grads but i have noticed on applications they are now not asking your gpa.

 

is this a correct obversation.

Applying the "need to know" concept, if they are not interested in GPAs

or academic averages, they would not ask for your academic transcript.  The big firms and most mid-tier firms will ask for it as standard filtering procedures. They may not explicitly ask for you to give them a GPA. They receive numerous applications and this is their filter:

Source: Academic Transcript. Input: Academic grades -> Process:

Calculate GPA based on firm GPA criteria and apply minimum GPA filter ->

Output Students shortlisted or considered for next stage in application

process.

Not all professions ask for GPAs. The accounting and finance profession does.

6 months ago

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