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Academic Board 2 July 2014

Course Proposals
The Academic Board approved proposals to introduce, delete or amend the following courses:

  • Faculty of Dentistry: the introduction of the Bachelor of Science (Advanced)/Doctor of Dental Medicine;

    Faculty of Medicine: the reintroduction of the Graduate Diploma in Public Health;
  • Sydney College of the Arts: the deletion of the Master of Documentary Photography; and
  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music: the deletion of the Master of Music Studies (Creative Sound Production), Graduate Diploma in Music (Creative Sound Production), Graduate Certificate in Music (Creative Sound Production), Master of Music Studies (Pedagogy), Graduate Diploma in Music (Pedagogy), Graduate Certificate in Music (Pedagogy), Master of Music Studies (Opera) and Graduate Diploma in Music (Opera).

Reports from Faculties:
The Academic Board approved the following proposals:

  • [[Faculty of Agriculture and Environment:]] the amendment of the Master of Agriculture and Environment and the Graduate Diploma in Agriculture and Environment, and the approval of parallel teaching in some units of study with the course;
  • Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning: the amendment of the Bachelor of Design in Architecture and the Bachelor of Design Computing;
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: the establishment of a dual degree pathway to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Economics and the Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences with partner institutions of strategic importance; the amendment of the lists of majors for coursework awards, the Diploma of Language Studies, the Diploma of Arts and the combined course for the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics;
  • University of Sydney Business School: the amendment of a major in the Bachelor of Commerce; the amendment of the Master of Commerce, Graduate Diploma in Commerce, Graduate Certificate in Commerce, the Master of Logistics Management, Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management, Graduate Certificate in Logistics Management, Master of Transport Management, Graduate Diploma in Transport Management and Graduate Certificate in Transport Management;
  • Faculty of Education and Social Work: the amendment of the WAM entry criteria for Honours and the weighting of Honours units for the overall HWAM calculation for the award of Honours in the Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Human Movement and Health Education), Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences)/Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics)/Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science)/Bachelor of Science; amendment to student choice of units from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Table B Units of Study in the first year of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Human Movement and Health Education) and Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences)/Bachelor of Arts; the amendment of the Master of Teaching (Primary), Master of Teaching (Secondary), Master of Teaching (School Counselling) and Master of Teaching (Early Childhood);
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies: the amendment of the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology, the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Advanced), the Mechanical and Mechatronic majors and Table of Elective Units for the Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical), the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical and Biomolecular), the Tables of Units of Study for the Bachelor of Engineering degree in the streams of Aeronautical Engineering (Space); Mechanical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering (Space); Mechatronic Engineering; and Mechatronic Engineering (Space); the Bachelor of Engineering Honours/Bachelor of Laws combined degree; the Bachelor of Project Management; the Master of Engineering, Graduate Diploma in Engineering, Graduate Certificate in Engineering; the Geomechanical major in the Master of Engineering and Master of Professional Engineering; the Master of Health Technology Innovation and the Master of Professional Engineering;
  • Faculty of Health Sciences: the amendment of the Faculty Resolutions to amend the provisions relating to the award of the University Medal;
  • Faculty of Law: the continued offering of the Master of Administrative Law and Policy, Master of Business Law, Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities & Finance Law, Graduate Diploma in International Business Law, Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law, Master of Criminology, Graduate Diploma in Criminology, Master of Environmental Law, Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law, Graduate Diploma in Health Law, Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law, Master of International Law, Graduate Diploma in International Law, Master of Jurisprudence, Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence, Master of International Taxation, Master of Taxation and Graduate Diploma in Taxation with their existing volumes of learning; the Faculty Resolutions;
  • Faculty of Medicine: the continued offering of the Graduate Diploma in Brain and Mind Sciences, Master of International Ophthalmology, Graduate Diploma in International Ophthalmology, Master of Medicine (Cataract and Refractive Surgery), Graduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Master of Medicine (Ophthalmic Science), Master of Science in Medicine (Ophthalmic Science), Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmic Science and Graduate Diploma in Sleep Medicine with their existing volumes of learning; the amendment of the Master of International Ophthalmology, Graduate Diploma in International Ophthalmology, Master of Medicine (Cataract and Refractive Surgery), Master of Medicine (Ophthalmic Science), Master of Science in Medicine (Ophthalmic Science), Master of Medicine (Sleep Medicine) and Master of Science in Medicine (Sleep Medicine); the correction of the resolution regarding the amendment of the Master of Qualitative Health Research and Graduate Diploma in Health Research; the amendment of the Master of Bioethics, Graduate Diploma in Bioethics and Graduate Certificate in Bioethics;
  • Faculty of Science: the continued offering of the Graduate Diploma in Psychology with its existing table of units of study until 2017; the amendment of the Bachelor of Psychology and the Graduate Certificate in Science (History and Philosophy of Science);
  • Sydney College of the Arts: the amendment of the Master of Moving Image and Graduate Diploma in Moving Image;
  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music: the amendment of the Bachelor of Music (Performance) and Bachelor of Music Studies; and
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science: the amendment of the Master of Wildlife Health and Population Management and the Graduate Diploma in Wildlife Health and Population Management.

Policies
The Academic Board approved:

  • the amendment of the Admission to Undergraduate Courses policy;
  • the amendment of the Assessment Policy 2011 and Assessment Procedures 2011; and
  • the amendment of the Postgraduate English Language Requirements policy.

Other Matters
The Academic Board also:

  • noted the presentation from the Dean of Health Sciences and the Director of the Workplace Research Centre on Student Clinical Education in Australia;
  • approved the amendment of the Terms of Reference of the Academic Standards and Policy Committee related to the committee’s membership;
  • noted the report on the recent meeting of the NSW/ Territories Committee of Chairs of Academic Boards/Senates;
  • noted the report on the development of the proposed Coursework Policy;
  • approved the revised semester and vacation dates for 2017 and 2018;
  • noted the University of Sydney’s response to the Higher Education Standards Panel call for comment on proposed amendments to the Higher Education Standards Framework;
  • noted the report of the Acting Vice-Chancellor on Sydney Student Release 3 and the University’s response to the Federal budget;
  • recommended that Senate approve the proposed amendments to the constitution of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences;
  • recognised the Diploma of Tertiary Preparation for admission purposes;
  • approved the application of the UK GCE A Level Schedules to the New Zealand Cambridge A Levels for entry to the University of Sydney;
  • approved the report of the Sydney College of the Arts Review; and
  • approved the amendment of the Procedure / Checklist for suspected plagiarism / academic dishonesty document.