Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness

Course rules

 

Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness

Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness (Honours)


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

BUFDAGBU-01

Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Admission to candidature

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.

4 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in table of units of study for the Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness. The Dean may approve some variation in units of study required for the degree for exceptionally talented students.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a candidate must successfully complete 192 credit points, including:
(a)
156 credit points of core units of study including an internship (12 credit points) and a research project (24 credit points); and
(b)
36 credit points of electives from Year 3 or Year 4 units of study.
(3)
A maximum of 6 credit points in Year 4 may be taken from units outside of the Table (including from other faculties), to count as Year 4 electives.
(4)
To qualify for the award of international specialisation, a candidate must complete a minimum of 48 credit points in approved units of study for two semesters at an approved university. Once a student has applied for and been accepted for International Exchange, the student may then apply for the International Specialisation. For detailed information on the application procedure, requirements and approved universities, please see the Faculty website: http://sydney.edu.au/agriculture/current_students

5 Majors

(1)
It is a requirement of the course that all students complete the following majors:
(a)
Agribusiness; and
(b)
Food Science
(2)
Outside of the internship (12 credit points) and the research project (24 credit points), students will complete 66 credit points of core units of study to achieve a major in Agribusiness and 66 credit points of core units of study to achieve a major in Food Science.

6 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
All candidates for the degree are considered for the award of the degree with honours. Honours is awarded to meritorious candidates.
(2)
To qualify for the award of honours a candidate must have:
(a)
Achieved a weighted average mark (WAM) of 65 for all 2000 and 3000 level units of study completed in years 2 and 3 of the degree except those 3000 level units of study taken to fulfil part of the requirements for year 4.
(b)
Achieved a WAM in year 4 of 65 for all 3000, 4000 and 5000 units of study completed to fulfil the requirements for year 4. The year 4 WAM is calculated from 48 credit points and includes 24 credit points of research project units as well as 12 credit points from the internship. The remaining 12 credit points will be made up of 3000, 4000 or 5000 level units selected as electives.
(3)
The overall honours mark shall be the average of the year 2/3 WAM and the year 4 WAM.
Honours is awarded in the following classes:


Class of honours

Overall honours mark

Minimum WAM Years 2/3

First Class

mark >= 75

65

Second Class, Division 1

70 <= mark < 75

65

Second Class, Division 2

65 <= mark < 70

65

Honours not awarded

mark <65

n/a

(7)
Award of the degree
(1)
The Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness is awarded as either Pass or Honours. The honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Second Class according to the conditions specified in Resolution 6.3
(2)
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, but who have otherwise satisfied the course requirements, will be awarded the pass degree.