Assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge is what we expect you to already have when you start a particular degree course. It is not required for admission, but it will help you to understand and succeed in your studies. If you don't have the assumed knowledge you might find it difficult to keep up, as your lecturers will assume that you already have this knowledge.

The following HSC subjects are assumed knowledge for our degree courses:

Engineering degrees

  • HSC Mathematics Extension 1
  • Physics and/or Chemistry

Information Technologies degrees

  • HSC Mathematics Extension 1

Combined Engineering and Information Technologies degrees

  • HSC Mathematics Extension 1
  • Physics and/or Chemistry

Project Management degree

  • HSC Mathematics Extension 1

If you completed Maths Extension 2 in Year 12, we encourage you to consider enrolling in advanced maths subjects in first year.

If you are missing this assumed knowledge for the degree course you're interested in, you can complete a bridging course to bring you up to speed. The following bridging courses are held in February each year, just before the beginning of Semester One:

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics.

For more information, visit sydney.edu.au/ug-bridging

As an example, if you completed Mathematics (2 unit) or General Maths we strongly advise you to complete the Mathematics bridging course.