A post-nominal or award abbreviation are the letters denoting the qualifications you receive after you graduate.
Note, you can only use post-nominals once your award has been conferred, ie you have attended a graduation ceremony or graduated in absentia.
To determine your post-nominals, you can check them on your official Transcript of Academic Record or on your unofficial transcript (which can be accessed by logging into the Student Information System and selecting the ‘My Exams and Results’ tab). The abbreviated title of your award will be located underneath the units attempted, before your GPA (Grade Point Average).
How to write your post-nominals
Post-nominals are listed directly after your name.
Order of qualifications
The recommended order is lowest qualifications first, leading to the highest.
The name of the awarding institution should also follow your academic qualifications. If you hold multiple qualifications from the one institution just list the institution after all of the qualifications, not after each qualification. The abbreviation for qualifications completed at Flinders University is Flin.
If you are the member of a professional association, you may be entitled to include the postnominals for that association after your academic post-nominals.
Student who have undertaken an honours program, should list this after the qualification.
Your name, qualifications in order received, name of institution you studied at: eg
J Bloggs BEng, PhD Flin
J Bloggs BA(Hons) Adel, MBA, PhD Flin
J Bloggs BEng, PhD Flin, FAA FTSE