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462 Field of education supplementary code


A code which identifies the supplementary field of education to which a Combined Course is classified


Version: 6.0
First year: 2015
Last year: -
Field name: FOE-SUPP
Element name: Field of education supplementary code

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: Code (numeric), left justified, with trailing zeros if needed
Width: 6


000000 ​ Course is not a combined course or is a non-award course or is an OUA unit ​
010000 to 129999​ Field of education code​

Coding notes

Refer to Appendix E – Field of Education Classification.

Combined courses must be assigned a substantive field of education (i.e. spaces or all zeros are not valid).

Field to be filled with zeroes for courses other than combined courses, even though some single-award courses may have dual strands.

Element 461 (Field of education code) is to be used to indicate the primary field of education for the course and will be the element used in tables where continuity of statistical reporting is essential.

Applications and Offers only

The substantive field assigned by HEPs is to be provided to TACs

Offer Details (OD)
HEPs / TACs - data is required in both submissions.

Preference Details (PD)
HEPs - data is required in both submissions.
TACs - data is required in detailed submissions but discretionary in preliminary submission.

For TACs refer to TAC Data Elements Map for more information.

Please refer to the Glossary for further information about terminology used in this document.

Input files

Higher Education Student:

  • Course of Study (CO)

University Applications and Offers:

  • Preference Details (PD)
  • Offer Details (OD)​

Change History

Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.

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