What's New

Academic Board 1 July 2015

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

  • Faculty of Education and Social Work: the renaming of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Human Movement and Health Education) as the Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education); and
  • Faculty of Medicine: the amendment of the Master of Medicine and Master of Science in Medicine to introduce new streams in Clinical Neurophysiology, Maternal Fetal and Reproductive Medicine and the existing Sleep Medicine stream from the Master of Medicine (Sleep Medicine) and the Master of Medicine in Science (Sleep Medicine); and the amendment of the Master of Surgery (Stream) to introduce a Graduate Certificate in Surgery (Stream).

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

  • Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning:: the amendment of the Bachelor of Architecture and Environments (Honours), the Bachelor of Design Computing and the Master of Architectural Science, Graduate Diploma in Architectural Science and Graduate Certificate in Architectural Science;
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: the amendment of the Bachelor of International and Global Studies, the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work, the Master of Health Communication, Graduate Diploma in Health Communication, Graduate Certificate in Health Communication, the Master of Museum and Heritage Studies, Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies, Graduate Certificate in Heritage Studies, the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies, Graduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies, Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies and the Faculty Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences;
  • University of Sydney Business School: the amendment of the Master of Commerce, Graduate Diploma in Commerce and Graduate Certificate in Commerce;
  • Faculty of Education and Social Work: the amendment of the Bachelor of Social Work;
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies: the amendment of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Aeronautical), Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechanical), Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic), the Master of Engineering, Graduate Diploma in Engineering, Graduate Certificate in Engineering, the Master of Professional Engineering (Software) and the Master of Project Management, Graduate Diploma in Project Management and Graduate Certificate in Project Management;
  • Faculty of Health Sciences: the amendment of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), the Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography), the Bachelor of Health Sciences, the Master of Health Science (Developmental Disability), the Master of Medical Imaging Science and the Master of Physiotherapy;
  • Faculty of Medicine:: the amendment of the minimum time stated in the progression rules for the Bachelor of Commerce/Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Economics/ Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Music Studies/Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science (Advanced)/Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine, and the amendment of the Master of Medicine and Master of Science in Medicine;
  • Faculty of Pharmacy: the amendment of the Bachelor of Pharmacy, the Master of Pharmacy and the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice;
  • Faculty of Science: the amendment of the Bachelor of Science (Advanced)/Doctor of Dental Medicine, the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science, the Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Science/Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor of Science (Advanced)/Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)/Master of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Master of Science (Research);
  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music: the amendment of the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music (Composition), Bachelor of Music (Music Education), Bachelor of Music (Performance), Bachelor of Music Studies/Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music Studies/Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Music Studies and the Master of Music (Musicology); and
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science: the amendment of the Bachelor of Science (Veterinary), the Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience and the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Policies
The Academic Board approved a minor amendment to the Coursework Policy 2014.

Other Matters
The Academic Board also:

  • noted a presentation from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Registrar) on admissions;
  • noted the report of the Chair on the meeting of the NSW/Territories Committee of Chairs on 26th June 2015;
  • noted the report on policy developments and other major items being undertaken in 2015;
  • noted the report of the Vice-Chancellor on the development of the 2016-2020 strategic plan, the new China strategy, the Medical Research Future Fund, and the development of new student accommodation;
  • approved the recognition for admission to the University of Foundation programs of at least one year’s duration offered by the Russell Group of universities in the United Kingdom and of Foundation programs of at least one year’s duration offered by Study Group International, excluding distance education and online programs;
  • approved the inclusion of the Advanced International Certificate of Education, University of Cambridge, within the new category of foundation programs from the United Kingdom;
  • adopted the UAC Schedules for the International Baccalaureate (IB), German Abitur and Swedish Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate and rejected the Schedule for the Jordanian General Secondary Education Certificate Examination; and
  • approved the revised guidelines for the award of postgraduate research scholarships.