Program Architecture 2

UQ’s Program Architecture 2 (PA2) will deliver a set of consistent program design principles, tools, systems and frameworks to help ensure UQ’s programs, majors and courses are sustainable, meet student and market expectations, and optimise the student experience.

PA2 is a foundation project that supports the ambitions of UQ’s Strategic Plan and the objectives of the Student Strategy. It will help ensure our portfolio delivers maximum value to students, employers and communities.


Key deliverables

  • Sustainable portfolio of programs, majors and courses: A portfolio that delivers on student and employer expectations whilst ensuring that UQ remains a comprehensive and sustainable university for the future.
  • Standardised program structures and contemporary program development: Simpler program structures that are easily understood and managed by students and staff. A contemporised approach to the introduction and development of programs and courses that takes student and employer preferences and market trends into account.
  • Improved governance: A Curriculum Management System (CMS) that will provide enhanced governance through improved workflows, version control, and a reduced duplication of effort. The CMS will also automate core aspects of curriculum management to increase efficiency and improve the user experience for students and staff. Find out more about the Curriculum Management System (CMS) on the Curriculum End-to-End Program (CEEP) webpage.
  • Reinvestment of resources: Where applicable, freed resources may be reinvested in other teaching and learning experiences linked to the Student Strategy (for example, flagship courses, the development and delivery of new programs and majors) as well as other initiatives that support students.
  • Simplification of the underpinning policies and procedures: Students and staff can more easily find and understand the policies and procedures that apply to their situation and there is greater consistency between programs.


These outcomes will enrich the student experience and graduate employability through:

  • improvements in navigating the administrative aspects of programs, majors and courses 
  • automation of key processes including study planners, student advice, progression checks 
  • a more personalised and enhanced learning experience 
  • more timely and accurate responses to student enquiries and advice
  • greater support for complex learning needs and mental health
  • greater access to academics and academic support 
  • greater access and ability to participate in a UQ Signature Learning Experience
  • greater ease when transferring between programs
  • a move towards a more flexible academic calendar 
  • improvements to timetabling, including for exams.

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Program Architecture 2 Team
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