Program and plan pages only appear on the Study website.

Understanding program and plan pages

Program and plan pages provide prospective students with information they need to decide whether to apply to UQ and what to study.

Programs include:

  • undergraduate programs
  • postgraduate coursework
  • higher degree by research (HDR) programs.

See example program

Plans include:

  • majors
  • extended majors
  • minors
  • specialisations
  • fields of study.

See example plan

Where content comes from

Content on program and plan pages is drawn from various sources, including:

  • Drupal:
    • templates
    • taxonomies
    • micro-content (e.g. rankings, job outcomes and student testimonials)
    • page-specific content (e.g. program summaries and overviews)
  • Jac/SI-net
  • Scholarships website.

View content sources for programs (staff login required) (PDF, 5.3 MB)

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Creating new programs and plans

The process for new programs and plans to be published on Study is:

  1. After VC approval, faculty academic admin teams publish programs and plans in Jac.
  2. Programs and plans are imported into Study, usually overnight.
  3. Faculty web editors add required content in Drupal and submit as ready for publishing. How to edit programs and plans.
  4. M&C Website Channel team review and publish.
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Editing programs and plans

To update content that comes from Jac or SI-net, contact your faculty academic admin team.

Once you log into Study, you can either navigate to the page and click 'Edit' or access pages via the Drupal menu:

  1. Hover over 'Content' in the Drupal menu then select 'Programs' or 'Plans'. (Due to the number of plans, the Plans screen can take a long time to load and you may need to try more than once.)
  2. Search by program or plan name or code. Filter by year, study area or faculty if that helps.
  3. Select 'Edit' for the relevant entry. There may be multiple entries if the program or plan is available in multiple years. You'll need to update each year individually.
  4. Complete all required fields.
  5. Select a workflow status and save.

Choose the appropriate workflow status: 

  • Draft if you're still working on the page and want to save an unpublished version. 
  • Needs review if you want to send the page to another editor for internal review. Enter the email address of anyone you want to notify (select 'Add another item' to add multiple recipients). To provide context, add a brief note to the 'Revision log message' field at the top right of the page.
  • Ready for publishing if you want the page to be reviewed by a publisher and published to live. This should trigger a notification to the site publishers, so they'll know the page is ready for review. To provide context, add a brief note to the 'Revision log message' field at the top right of the page.

Site builders and publishers can save pages as Published or Archived.

Adding new micro-content items

The following content must be created in Drupal as micro-content items before you can add it to programs and plans:

  • rankings
  • testimonials
  • career outcomes.

How to add micro-content

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Fields

Program fields

This list only includes fields to complete on the program page in Drupal. If a field isn't listed below, you don't need to enter anything in Drupal.

FieldCompleting the fieldLimitRequired or optional
Summary
  • Add a 1-sentence elevator pitch. Focus on careers/outcomes from the program.
50 wordsRequired
Overview
  • Describe why someone should study this program.
  • Don't include subheadings in the overview.
  • Don't include rankings information in the overview - rankings should be created as micro-content.
  • Signpost if a program is for a specific audience if necessary (e.g. qualified dentists wanting to specialise) but don't duplicate detailed information about entry requirements or the application process.
200 wordsRequired
Highlights
  • Add 1 sentence per box to highlight the key selling points of the program.
  • Generally, start highlights with a verb.
  • Don't include ranking info in highlights – rankings should be created as micro-content.
4 highlightsRequired
Study areas
  • Select relevant child study areas.
-Required
Media
  • Select 'Add media', then select the 'Remote video' tab and search for a video. Select the video, then click 'Insert selected'.
  • If needed, see how to add or update videos.

1 video will display

Can select 1 for domestic and 1 for international if region is set on video

Optional
Courses
  • List sample courses a student is likely to study in their first year in this program.
  • Start typing the course name to select it. If the course isn't already in the system, you can just paste in the name.
  • Match the course name used on Programs and Courses – use title case and don't include course codes.
4 coursesRequired
How you will learn
  • Select all relevant options for how students will be taught in the program.
  • Choose options that will be broadly representative of students' experiences in the programs. 
  • Start with core courses, but consider electives if appropriate (e.g. if all students have to choose from a curated list of electives and most of those electives offer online study, it may be appropriate to select that).
-Required
Next steps after graduation
  • Add any critical additional careers information (e.g. if further qualifications or registration is needed to practise).
  • Don't duplicate accreditation, registration or membership information entered in Jac/SI-net.
-Optional
Related programs
  • Start typing to select related programs.
  • If left blank, programs will automatically be selected based on study areas, faculties and program levels.
4 programsOptional
Possible careers
  • Start typing to select relevant careers. Career terms are from ATO/census data and should be comprehensive.
  • If your exact phrasing isn't showing up, try some variations.
10 careersRequired
Rankings
  • Select 'Add items', then search for relevant rankings. Select the ranking, then click 'Select micro-content'.
  • If left blank, rankings may be automatically populated based on the study area.
  • If needed, see how to add or update rankings.
2 rankingsOptional
Testimonial
  • Select 'Add items', then search by student name or program name for relevant testimonials. Select the testimonial, then click 'Select micro-content'.
  • If needed, see how to add or update testimonials.
3 testimonialsOptional
Career outcomes
  • Select 'Add items', then search for a relevant salary or job spotlight. Select the salary or job spotlight, then click 'Select micro-content'.
  • If needed, see how to add or update career outcomes.
2 career outcomesOptional
Related events
  • Start typing to select relevant events.
  • If left blank, events will be selected based on study area.
3 eventsOptional
Related articles
  • Start typing to select relevant articles.
  • If left blank, articles will be selected based on study area.
3 articlesOptional

Plan fields

This list only includes fields to complete on the plan page in Drupal. If a field isn't listed below, you don't need to enter anything in Drupal.

FieldCompleting the fieldLimitRequired or optional
Summary
  • Add a 1 sentence elevator pitch. Focus on careers/outcomes from the plan.
50 wordsRequired
Overview
  • Describe why someone should study this plan.
  • Don't include headings in the overview.
  • Don't include rankings information in the overview – rankings should be created as micro-content.
  • Don't include italics except to provide specific information the user needs to decide if there is a similar plan that may be more suitable.
200 wordsRequired
Career possibilities
  • Start typing to select relevant careers. Career terms are from ATO/census data and should be comprehensive.
  • If your exact phrasing isn't showing up, try some variations.
10 careersRequired
Career outcomes
  • Select 'Add items', then search for a relevant salary or job spotlight. Select the salary or job spotlight, then click 'Select micro-content'.
  • If needed, see how to add or update career outcomes.
2 career outcomesOptional
Rankings
  • Select 'Add items', then search for relevant ratings. Select the rating, then click 'Select micro-content'.
  • If left blank, ratings may be automatically populated based on the study area.
  • If needed, see how to add or update rankings.
2 ratingsOptional
Media
  • Select 'Add media', then select the 'Remote video' tab and search for a video. Select the video, then click 'Insert selected'.
  • Only choose videos that relate to the plan in your program.
  • If needed, see how to add or update videos.

1 video will display

Can select 1 for domestic and 1 for international

Optional
Testimonial
  • Select 'Add items', then search by student name or plan name for relevant testimonials. Select the testimonial, then click 'Select micro-content'.
  • Testimonials should relate to the specific plan, not the program.
  • If needed, see how to add or update testimonials.
3 testimonialsOptional
Related events
  • Start typing to select relevant events.
  • If left blank, events will be selected based on study area.
3 eventsOptional
Related articles
  • Start typing to select relevant articles.
  • If left blank, articles will be selected based on study area.
3 articlesOptional
Courses
  • List sample courses a student is likely to study in their first year in this program.
  • Start typing the course name to select it. If the course isn't already in the system, you can just paste in the name.
  • Match the course name used on Programs and Courses – use title case and don't include course codes.
4 coursesRequired
How you will learn
  • Select all relevant options for how students will be taught in the plan.
  • Choose options that will be broadly representative of students' experiences in the programs. 
  • Start with core courses, but consider electives if appropriate (e.g. if all students have to choose from a curated list of electives and most of those electives offer online study, it may be appropriate to select that).
-Required
Next steps after graduation
  • Add any critical additional careers information (e.g. if further qualifications or registration is needed to practise).
  • Don't duplicate accreditation, registration or membership information – this information should come from SI-net.
-Optional
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