Bachelor of Resource Economics

Units of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Year 2

AGEC2103
Production Economics

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    P ECON1001 or AGEC1006 or (AGEC1003 and AGEC1004) or RESEC1031
N AGEC2003
Semester 1
or
AREC2001
Econ of Biological Production Systems
6    P ECON1001 or AGEC1006 or AGEC1102
Semester 1
AGEC2105
Applied Econometric Modelling 1

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    P (ECMT1010 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015) and ECMT1020
N AGEC2005, ECMT2110
Semester 1
or
ECMT2150
Cross Section Econometrics
6    P (ECMT1010 or BUSS1020 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015) AND ECMT1020
N ECMT2110
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECOS2001
Intermediate Microeconomics
6    P ECON1001 or BUSS1040
C ECMT1010 or BUSS1020 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015
N ECON2001, ECOS2901, ECON2901


Certain combinations of Maths/Stats may substitute for Econometrics. Consult the School of Economics Undergraduate Coordinator.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
AGEC2101
Market and Price Analysis

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    P AGEC1006 or (AGEC1003 and AGEC1004) or AGEC1002 or AGEC1102 or RSEC1031 or AGEC1031
N AGEC2001
Semester 2
or
AREC2002
Commodity Market and Price Analysis
6    P ECON1001 or AGEC1006 or AGEC1102
Semester 2
ECOS2002
Intermediate Macroeconomics
6    P ECON1002
C ECMT1020
N ECON2002, ECOS2902, ECON2902


Certain combinations of Maths/Stats may substitute for Econometrics. Consult the School of Economics Undergraduate Coordinator.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
RSEC2031
Resource Economics

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    N RSEC1031, AGEC1031
Semester 2
or
AREC2003
Concepts in Enviro and Resource Economics
6    P ECON1001 or AGEC1006 or AGEC1102
Semester 1
And 2 elective units from Tables RE2 and RE3, with a view to completing a Table RE3 non-ResEc major

Year 3

Year 3 will have a minimum of 48 credit points comprised of:
AGEC3102
Agricultural and Resource Policy
6    P (AGEC2001 or AGEC2101) and (AGEC2003 or AGEC2103)
N AGEC3002
Semester 1
AGEC3103
Applied Optimisation

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    P (AGEC2001 or AGEC2101) and (AGEC2003 or AGEC2103)
N AGEC3101, AGEC3001
Semester 1
or
AREC3001
Production Modelling and Management
6    P AREC2001 or AGEC2103 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
ENVI3111
Environmental Law and Ethics
6    P 12 credit points of intermediate units of study
N ENVI3911
Semester 1
And 1 elective unit from Table 2, with a view to completing a Table 4 non-ResEc major
AGEC3104
Research Methods
6    P AGEC2105
N AGEC3004
Semester 2
Economics level 3 ECOS3000 unit
Level 2/3 units of study from the School of Economics or Sydney Business School
And 1 elective unit from Table 2, with a view to completing a Table RE3 non-ResEc major

Year 4

Year 4 WAM will be calculated based on the units chosen from the Year 4 Units of Study Table.
AFNR4001
Professional Development
6    N AGRF4000

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
and
AGEC4121
Research Exercises A
9    P 2 units out of AGEC3101, AGEC3102, AGEC3103, AGEC 3104 or AGEC3004
N AGEC4112, AGEC4012
Semester 1
and
AGEC4122
Research Exercises B
9    P 2 units out of AGEC3101, AGEC3102, AGEC3103, AGEC3104, or AGEC3004
N AGEC4113, AGEC4013
Semester 2
or
RSEC4141
Resource Economics Project A
9    P AGEC3104 or AGEC3004 or AGEC4041
N AGEC4112, AGEC4012

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
and
RSEC4142
Resource Economics Project B
9    P AGEC3104 or AGEC4112 or AGEC4041
N AGEC4113, AGEC4013

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
and two electives each semester from below.
Note, you cannot double count units in your degree, i.e. if you have completed ECOS3006, you can only count this unit of study as either a year 3 or year 4 unit, likewise units of study can only count towards one major.
AGEC4103
International Agricultural Trade

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    P (AGEC2001 or AGEC2101) and (AGEC2003 or AGEC2103)
N AGEC4003
Semester 1
or
ECOS3006
International Trade
6    P (ECOS2001 or ECON2001) or (ECOS2901 or ECON2901)
N ECON3006
Semester 1
AGEC4104
Industrial Organization of Agribusiness

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    P (AGEC2001 or AGEC2101) and (AGEC2003 or AGEC2103)
Semester 1
or
ECOS3005
Industrial Organisation
6    P ECOS2001 or ECON2001 or ECOS2901 or ECON2901
N ECOS2201, ECON3005
Semester 2
AGEC4107
Special Topics
6    N AGEC4007

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
AGEC4108
Quantitative Planning Methods

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    P AGEC3101 or AGEC3103 or AGEC3031 or AGEC3001
N AGEC4008

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
RSEC4133
Economics of Mineral & Energy Industries

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    A (ECON2002 or ECOS2002), AGEC3001, AGEC2101, AGEC2105
P (ECON2001 or ECOS2001) and (AGEC2103 or AGEC2003)
N ECON3013
Semester 2
or
AREC3003
Econ of Minerals and Energy Industries
6    P AREC2003 or RSEC2031 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
AGEC4102
Agricultural Development Economics

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    P (AGEC2001 or AGEC2101) and (AGEC2003 or AGEC2103)
Semester 2
or
ECOS3002
Development Economics
6    P One of (ECOS2001 or ECON2001) or (ECOS2002 or ECON2002) or (ECOS2901 or ECON2901) or (ECOS2902 or ECON2902)
N ECON3002
Semester 1
AGEC4107
Special Topics
6    N AGEC4007

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
or
RSEC4134
Economics of Water & Bio-resources

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    A (ECON2002 or ECOS2002), AGEC3001, AGEC2101, AGEC2105
P (ECON2001 or ECOS2001) and (AGEC2103 or AGEC2003)
N ECON3013
Semester 2
or
AREC3004
Economics of Water and Bio-Resources
6    P AREC2003 or RSEC2031 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 1
Table RE1: Elective units of study available for inclusion in years 1 or 2 of the BResEc degree
  1. Students may count no more that 12 credit points of the units specified in this table as elective units towards meeting the requirements of their degree (equivalently, 24 credit points in total when the units of compulsory Year 1 science are counted).
  2. Prerequisites apply for many second semester units.
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
BIOL1001
Concepts in Biology
6    A HSC Biology, however, students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (in February).
N BIOL1101, BIOL1991, BIOL1500, BIOL1901, BIOL1911
Semester 1
Summer Main
BIOL1002
Living Systems
6    A HSC Biology, however, students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (in February).
N BIOL1500, BIOL1902; BIOL1992
Semester 2
BIOL1902
Living Systems (Advanced)
6    P Distinction or better in the BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993, OR HSC Biology equal to 90 or greater
N BIOL1500, BIOL1002; BIOL1992, BIOL1904, BIOL1905

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
CHEM1001
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A
6    A There is no assumed knowledge of chemistry for this unit of study, but students who have not undertaken an HSC chemistry course are strongly advised to complete a chemistry bridging course before lectures commence.
N CHEM1906, CHEM1909, CHEM1901, CHEM1101, CHEM1905, CHEM1109, CHEM1903
Semester 1
CHEM1101
Chemistry 1A
6    A HSC Chemistry and Mathematics
N CHEM1905, CHEM1906, CHEM1903, CHEM1001, CHEM1909, CHEM1109, CHEM1901
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
CHEM1901
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6    P HSC Chemistry result of 80 or more
N CHEM1109, CHEM1001, CHEM1101, CHEM1905, CHEM1903, CHEM1909, CHEM1906

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
CHEM1002
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or equivalent
N CHEM1102, CHEM1902, CHEM1907, CHEM1904, CHEM1108, CHEM1908
Semester 2
CHEM1102
Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or a Distinction in CHEM1001 or equivalent
N CHEM1904, CHEM1907, CHEM1902, CHEM1108, CHEM1908, CHEM1002
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
CHEM1902
Chemistry 1B (Advanced)
6    P CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or Distinction in CHEM1101 or equivalent
N CHEM1102, CHEM1904, CHEM1002, CHEM1908, CHEM1907, CHEM1108

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
CLAW1001
Foundations of Business Law
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECMT1010
Introduction to Economic Statistics
6    N ECMT1011, ECMT1012, ECMT1013, MATH1015, MATH1005, MATH1905, STAT1021, ECOF1010, BUSS1020, ENVX1001
Semester 1
Semester 2
GEOS1001
Earth, Environment and Society
6    N ENSY1001, GEOS1901, GEOL1001, GEOG1001, GEOG1002, GEOL1002, GEOL1902
Semester 1
GEOS1002
Introductory Geography
6    N GEOG1001, GEOS1902, GEOG1002
Semester 2
GEOS1003
Introduction to Geology
6    N GEOS1903, GEOL1501, GEOL1002, GEOL1902
Semester 2
Summer Late
GOVT1101
Australian Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT1202
World Politics
6   

In Summer School this unit is available to current HSC students only.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
PSYC1001
Psychology 1001
6      Semester 1
Summer Main
PSYC1002
Psychology 1002
6      Semester 2
Summer Main
Modern Language (Level 1 or higher) units, with the approval of the Dean FAE.
Table RE2: Electives available for inclusion in years 2 or 3 of the BResEc degree

Units of study in the following discipline areas (level 2000 or level 3000 unless otherwise specified):

  • Agricultural Economics (level 3000)
  • Biology (including plant science units)
  • Commercial Law
  • Econometrics
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Government
  • Mathematics (including Statistics)
  • Psychology
  • Soil Science
  1. Notes:
    AGEC2102 is permitted for Year 2 only.
    Prerequisites and/or corequisites apply for most units.
Table RE3: Majors in the BResEc degree

The definitions of majors in the following tables apply for students commencing in 2005 or later. These students are required to complete 48 credit points in their chosen majors. Their majors must comply with the requirements for the BResEc degree as set out below, and also with the minimum requirements of the discipline teaching that major.

Students who have commenced in 2004 or earlier will be required to complete 44 credit points to obtain a major. The major will be defined according to the criteria as currently determined by the discipline teaching that major. The current requirements for majors in the University of Sydney Business School and the Faculty of Science can be found in the respective faculty handbooks.

All students must complete a Resource Economics major. In addition, students may also complete major(s) in other disciplines.

  • For disciplines based in other faculties (e.g. Geography is based in the Faculty of Science), the specification of a major here may differ from that in its 'home' faculty. The requirement for a major within the BResEc degree is no less, nor more liberal, than in the discipline's 'home' faculty.
  • A student can count a particular unit of study towards only one major.
  • Where a student could count a unit of study towards more than one major, the student must nominate by the end of their final year the particular major to which the unit is to be allocated.
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Resource Economics Major

Junior (Level 1) units
AGEC1102
Agricultural and Resource Economics

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    A HSC Mathematics or HSC Mathematics Extension 1
N AGEC1002
Semester 2
Two of:
MATH1001
Differential Calculus
3    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1
N MATH1111, MATH1901, MATH1906, MATH1011, ENVX1001
Semester 1
Summer Main
and
MATH1002
Linear Algebra
3    A HSC Mathematics or MATH1111
N MATH1902, MATH1012, MATH1014
Semester 1
Summer Main
or
MATH1003
Integral Calculus and Modelling
3    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or MATH1001 or MATH1011 or a credit or higher in MATH1111
N MATH1013, MATH1903, MATH1907
Semester 2
Summer Main
and
MATH1005
Statistics
3    A HSC Mathematics
N STAT1022, ECMT1010, MATH1015, ENVX1001, MATH1905, BUSS1020, STAT1021
Semester 2
Summer Main
Winter Main
or
ECMT1010
Introduction to Economic Statistics
6    N ECMT1011, ECMT1012, ECMT1013, MATH1015, MATH1005, MATH1905, STAT1021, ECOF1010, BUSS1020, ENVX1001
Semester 1
Semester 2
or
ECMT1020
Introduction to Econometrics
6    P ECMT1010 or ECOF1010 or BUSS1020 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015
N ECMT1001, ECMT1002, ECMT1003, ECMT1021, ECMT1022, ECMT1023


Other than in exceptional circumstances, it is strongly recommended that students do not undertake Business and Economic Statistics B before attempting Business and Economic Statistics A.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Level 2 and 3 units
AGEC2103
Production Economics

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    P ECON1001 or AGEC1006 or (AGEC1003 and AGEC1004) or RESEC1031
N AGEC2003
Semester 1
or
AREC2001
Econ of Biological Production Systems
6    P ECON1001 or AGEC1006 or AGEC1102
Semester 1
AGEC3103
Applied Optimisation

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    P (AGEC2001 or AGEC2101) and (AGEC2003 or AGEC2103)
N AGEC3101, AGEC3001
Semester 1
or
AREC3001
Production Modelling and Management
6    P AREC2001 or AGEC2103 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
RSEC2031
Resource Economics

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    N RSEC1031, AGEC1031
Semester 2
or
AREC2003
Concepts in Enviro and Resource Economics
6    P ECON1001 or AGEC1006 or AGEC1102
Semester 1
At least three elective units of study from the Year 4 level units.

Non-Resource Economics majors

Biology

Departmental permission is required to undertake this major.
Junior (Level 1) units
Two BIOL1000 units
Level 2 and 3 units
Two BIOL2000 units
Four BIOL3000 units
See the Faculty of Science handbook at sydney.edu.au/handbooks/science

Chemistry

Departmental Permission is required to undertake this major.
Junior (Level 1) units
Two CHEM1000 units
12 credit points of junior maths:
MATH1001
Differential Calculus
3    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1
N MATH1111, MATH1901, MATH1906, MATH1011, ENVX1001
Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1002
Linear Algebra
3    A HSC Mathematics or MATH1111
N MATH1902, MATH1012, MATH1014
Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1003
Integral Calculus and Modelling
3    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or MATH1001 or MATH1011 or a credit or higher in MATH1111
N MATH1013, MATH1903, MATH1907
Semester 2
Summer Main
and
MATH1005
Statistics
3    A HSC Mathematics
N STAT1022, ECMT1010, MATH1015, ENVX1001, MATH1905, BUSS1020, STAT1021
Semester 2
Summer Main
Winter Main
Level 2 and 3 units
24 credit points from senior units of study listed in this subject area, which must include the associated laboratory units as per the Faculty of Science Handbook
See the Faculty of Science handbook at sydney.edu.au/handbooks/science

Commercial Law

Junior (Level 1) units
CLAW1001
Foundations of Business Law
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Level 2 and 3 units
A minimum of six CLAW2000 or 3000 units
See the Business School handbook at sydney.edu.au/handbooks/business_school

Econometrics

Junior (Level 1) units
ECMT1010
Introduction to Economic Statistics
6    N ECMT1011, ECMT1012, ECMT1013, MATH1015, MATH1005, MATH1905, STAT1021, ECOF1010, BUSS1020, ENVX1001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECMT1020
Introduction to Econometrics
6    P ECMT1010 or ECOF1010 or BUSS1020 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015
N ECMT1001, ECMT1002, ECMT1003, ECMT1021, ECMT1022, ECMT1023


Other than in exceptional circumstances, it is strongly recommended that students do not undertake Business and Economic Statistics B before attempting Business and Economic Statistics A.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Compulsory senior units
ECMT2150
Cross Section Econometrics
6    P (ECMT1010 or BUSS1020 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015) AND ECMT1020
N ECMT2110
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECMT2160
Time Series Econometrics
6    P ECMT2150 or ECMT2110
Semester 2
Level 2 and 3 units
ECMT2150
Cross Section Econometrics
6    P (ECMT1010 or BUSS1020 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015) AND ECMT1020
N ECMT2110
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECMT2160
Time Series Econometrics
6    P ECMT2150 or ECMT2110
Semester 2
Four senior elective units of study (24 credit points) selected from the following options with a maximum of three at the 3000 level:
ECMT2130
Financial Econometrics
6    P ECMT2110 or ECMT2010 or ECMT1020
N ECMT2030
Semester 2
ECMT3120
Applied Econometrics
6    P ECMT3110 or ECMT3010 or (ECMT2150 and ECMT2160)
N ECMT3020
Semester 2
ECMT3130
Forecasting for Economics and Business
6    P ECMT2110 or ECMT2010 or (ECMT2150 and ECMT2160)
N ECMT3030
Semester 2
ECMT3150
The Econometrics of Financial Markets
6    P ((ECMT1010 or BUSS1020 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015) and (ECMT2110 or ECMT2010) and (ECMT2130 or ECMT2030)) or (ECMT2130 and ECMT2150 and ECMT2160)
N ECMT3050
Semester 1
ECMT3170
Computational Econometrics
6    P ECMT2160 or ECMT2110
Semester 2
ECMT3160 and ECMT3170 are not offered in 2014.
A minimum of three further ECMT2000 and ECMT3000 units
See the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences handbook sydney.edu.au/handbooks/arts

Economics

Junior (Level 1) units
ECMT1010
Introduction to Economic Statistics
6    N ECMT1011, ECMT1012, ECMT1013, MATH1015, MATH1005, MATH1905, STAT1021, ECOF1010, BUSS1020, ENVX1001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECMT1020
Introduction to Econometrics
6    P ECMT1010 or ECOF1010 or BUSS1020 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015
N ECMT1001, ECMT1002, ECMT1003, ECMT1021, ECMT1022, ECMT1023


Other than in exceptional circumstances, it is strongly recommended that students do not undertake Business and Economic Statistics B before attempting Business and Economic Statistics A.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON1001
Introductory Microeconomics
6    N BUSS1040
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ECON1002
Introductory Macroeconomics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
Level 2 and 3 units
ECOS2001
Intermediate Microeconomics
6    P ECON1001 or BUSS1040
C ECMT1010 or BUSS1020 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015
N ECON2001, ECOS2901, ECON2901


Certain combinations of Maths/Stats may substitute for Econometrics. Consult the School of Economics Undergraduate Coordinator.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ECOS2002
Intermediate Macroeconomics
6    P ECON1002
C ECMT1020
N ECON2002, ECOS2902, ECON2902


Certain combinations of Maths/Stats may substitute for Econometrics. Consult the School of Economics Undergraduate Coordinator.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
Any four further ECOS2000 or ECOS3000 units, of which at least three must be at the 3000 level
See the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences handbook sydney.edu.au/handbooks/arts

Finance

Junior (Level 1) units
Any one junior unit of study (six credit points) from the University of Sydney Business School.
ECMT1010
Introduction to Economic Statistics
6    N ECMT1011, ECMT1012, ECMT1013, MATH1015, MATH1005, MATH1905, STAT1021, ECOF1010, BUSS1020, ENVX1001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON1001
Introductory Microeconomics
6    N BUSS1040
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ECON1002
Introductory Macroeconomics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
Level 2 and 3 units
FINC2011
Corporate Finance I
6    A ECMT1010 or BUSS1020, BUSS1040 or (ECON1001 and ECON1002) and BUSS1030 (or ACCT1001 and ACCT1002)
N FINC2001


Note: Study in Finance commences in second year. BUSS1020 (or ECMT1010), BUSS1040 (or ECON1001 and ECON1002) and BUSS1030 (or ACCT1001 and ACCT1002) are recommended for all students wanting to study Finance.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
Winter Main
FINC2012
Corporate Finance II
6    P FINC2011 or FINC2001
N FINC2002
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
FINC3017
Investments and Portfolio Management
6    P FINC2011
N FINC3007


Students who achieved less than a credit in FINC2011 are advised not to attempt FINC3017 until they have completed FINC2012.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
A minimum of three (18 credit points) further FINC3000 level units
See the Business School handbook sydney.edu.au/handbooks/business_school

Geography

Junior (Level 1) units and Level 2 units
Some junior elective and intermediate GEOG/GEOS units may be required to meet the prerequisites of Level 3 units for this major.
Level 3 units
24 CP made up of:
GEOS3333
Geographical Concepts, Skills & Methods
6    P Assumed Knowledge: Basic knowledge of ARC GIS software.
N GEOS3933
Semester 2
or
GEOS3933
Geog. Concepts, Skills & Methods (Adv)
6    P Distinction average in 24 credit points of Intermediate units of study including 6 credit points from one of the following units: GEOS2112, GEOS2912, GEOS2123, GEOS2923, GEOS2115, GEOS2915, GEOS2121, GEOS2921, SOIL2002, LWSC2002.
N GEOS3333
Semester 2
GEOS3053
Southeast Asia Field School
6    P 6 credit points of Intermediate units of study in Geography. Department permission is required for enrolment.
N GEOS3953, GEOG3201

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must contact the unit coordinator no later than September in the year before taking this unit.
Intensive July
or
GEOS3953
Southeast Asia Field School (Adv)
6    P 6 credit points of Intermediate units of study in Geography. Department permission required for enrolment.
N GEOS3053

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must contact the unit coordinator no later than September in the year before taking this unit.
Intensive July
Plus any of the following units:
GEOS3101
Earth's Structure and Evolution
6    A GEOS2114, GEOS2124
P (GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924); or 24 credit points of Intermediate Science units of study and GEOS1003 or GEOS1903 with permission of the Head of School
N GEOS3903, GEOS3904, GEOS3006, GEOS3017, GEOS3906, GEOS3917, GEOS3004, GEOS3801, GEOS3003
Semester 1
or
ENVI3111
Environmental Law and Ethics
6    P 12 credit points of intermediate units of study
N ENVI3911
Semester 1
or
ENVI3911
Environmental Law and Ethics (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average across 12 credit points of intermediate units of study
N ENVI3111
Semester 1
ENVI3112
Environmental Assessment
6    P (GEOS2121 or GEOS2921) and 6 additional credit points of intermediate units
N ENVI3912, ENVI3004, ENVI3002
Semester 2
or
ENVI3912
Environmental Assessment (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average in ((GEOS2121 or GEOS2921) and 6 additional credit points of intermediate units)
N ENVI3112, ENVI3004, ENVI3002
Semester 2
GEOS3520
Urban Citizenship & Sustainability
6    P 24 credit points of Intermediate units of study including 6 credit points from one of the following units: GEOS2112, GEOS2912, GEOS2123, GEOS2923, GEOS2115, GEOS2915, GEOS2121, GEOS2921, SOILS2002, LWSC2002
N GEOS3920
Semester 1
or
GEOS3920
Urban Citizenship & Sustainability (Adv)
6    P Distinction average in 24 credit points of Intermediate units of study including 6 credit points from one of the following units: GEOS2112, GEOS2912, GEOS2123, GEOS2923, GEOS2115, GEOS2915, GEOS2121, GEOS2921, SOIL2002, LWSC2002
N GEOS3520
Semester 1
GEOS3524
Global Development and Livelihoods
6    P 24 credit points of Intermediate units of study including 6 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience
N GEOS2112, GEOS3924, GEOS2912
Semester 1
or
GEOS3924
Global Development and Livelihoods (Adv)
6    P 24 credit points of Intermediate units of study including a distinction in 6 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience
N GEOS2912, GEOS2112, GEOS3524
Semester 1
GEOS3009
Coastal Environments and Processes
6    P (6 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience units) and (6 further credit points of Intermediate Geoscience or 6 credit points of Physics or Mathematics or Information Technology or Engineering units) or ((MARS2005 or MARS2905) and (MARS2006 or MARS2906))
N MARS3003, MARS3105, GEOS3909
Semester 1
or
GEOS3909
Coastal Environments and Processes (Adv)
6    P Distinction average in ((6 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience* units) and (6 further credit points of Intermediate Geoscience or 6 credit points of Physics, Mathematics, Information Technology or Engineering units) or ((MARS2005 or MARS2905) and (MARS2006 or MARS2906)))
N MARS3105, GEOS3009, MARS3003


A distinction average in prior Geography or Geology units is normally required for admission. This requirement may be varied and students should consult the unit of study coordinator.
Semester 1
GEOS3014
GIS in Coastal Management
6    P Either 12 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience units or [(GEOS2115, GEOS2915) and (BIOL2018 or BIOL2918 or BIOL2024 or BIOL2924 or BIOL2028 or BIOL2928)].
N MARS3104, GEOS3914
Semester 2
or
GEOS3914
GIS in Coastal Management (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average in either 12 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience units or [(GEOS2115 or GEOS2915) and (BIOL2018 or BIOL2918 or BIOL2024 or BIOL2924 or BIOL2028 or BIOL2928)].
N GEOS3014, MARS3104

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
A distinction average in prior Geography, Geology or Marine Science units of study is normally required for admission. This requirement may be varied and students should consult the unit of study coordinator.
Semester 2
Different pathways are available for this major.
See the Faculty of Science handbook sydney.edu.au/handbooks/science

Geology and Geophysics

Junior (Level 1) units and Level 2 units
Some junior elective and intermediate GEOS units may be required to meet the prerequisites of Level 3 units listed for this major
Level 3 units
Four units (24 credit points) of Senior Geology and Geophysics units of study, including:
GEOS3008
Field Geology
6    P GEOS2124 or GEOS2924
N GEOS3908
Semester 2a
GEOS3908
Field Geology (Adv)
6    P GEOS2124 or GEOS2924 with a mark of 65% or greater
N GEOS3008

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2a
GEOS3101
Earth's Structure and Evolution
6    A GEOS2114, GEOS2124
P (GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924); or 24 credit points of Intermediate Science units of study and GEOS1003 or GEOS1903 with permission of the Head of School
N GEOS3903, GEOS3904, GEOS3006, GEOS3017, GEOS3906, GEOS3917, GEOS3004, GEOS3801, GEOS3003
Semester 1
GEOS3801
Earth's Structure and Evolutions (Adv)
6    A GEOS2114, GEOS2124
P Distinctions in (GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924); Students who have a credit average for all Geoscience units may enrol in this unit with the permission of the Head of School
N GEOS3904, GEOS3917, GEOS3906, GEOS3006, GEOS3101, GEOS3017, GEOS3004, GEOS3003, GEOS3903
Semester 1
and at least two of:
GEOS3102
Global Energy and Resources
6    A GEOS2114 and GEOS2124
P (GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924); or 24 credit points of Intermediate Science units of study and GEOS1003 and GEOS1903 with permission of the Head of School
N GEOS3003, GEOS3904, GEOS3006, GEOS3017, GEOS3917, GEOS3004, GEOS3906, GEOS3802, GEOS3903
Semester 1
GEOS3802
Global Energy and Resources (Adv)
6    P Distinction in (GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924); Students who have a credit average for all Geoscience units may enrol in this unit with the permission of the Head of School.
N GEOS3917, GEOS3906, GEOS3006, GEOS3903, GEOS3904, GEOS3017, GEOS3004, GEOS3102, GEOS3003
Semester 1
GEOS3103
Environmental and Sedimentary Geology
6    A GEOS1003, GEOS2124
P (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924) and (GEOS2111 or (GEOS2911) or (GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) or (GEOS2113 or GEOS2913); or (GEOS1003 or GEOS1903) and 24 credit points of Intermediate Science units of study with permission of the Head of School.
N GEOS3803
Semester 2
GEOS3014
GIS in Coastal Management
6    P Either 12 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience units or [(GEOS2115, GEOS2915) and (BIOL2018 or BIOL2918 or BIOL2024 or BIOL2924 or BIOL2028 or BIOL2928)].
N MARS3104, GEOS3914
Semester 2
GEOS3803
Environmental & Sedimentary Geology(Adv)
6    A GEOS1003, GEOS2124
P Distinctions in (GEOS2114 or (GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or (GEOS2924); Students who have a credit average for all Geoscience units may enrol in this unit with permission of the Head of School.
N GEOS3103
Semester 2
GEOS3804
Geophysical Methods (Advanced)
6    P Distinction in GEOS2114 or GEOS2914 and GEOS2124 or GEOS2924; Students who have a credit average for all Geoscience units may enrol in this unit with the permission of the Head of School
N GEOS3006, GEOS3104, GEOS3016, GEOS3917, GEOS3903, GEOS3017, GEOS3916, GEOS3003, GEOS3906
Semester 2
See the Faculty of Science handbook sydney.edu.au/handbooks/science

Government and International Relations

Junior (Level 1) units
Two level 1000 Government (GOVT) units
Level 2 and 3 units
At least 36 credit points of Level 2000 and Level 3000 GOVT units of study with at least 6 credit points of Level 3000 GOVT units of study.
See the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences handbook sydney.edu.au/handbooks/arts
Note. Students may also complete a maximum of 12 credit points in cross-listed non-'GOVT' senior units of study as electives for this major. For details of all non-'GOVT' units of study that may be cross listed with this major, see the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website

Mathematics

Junior (Level 1) units
MATH1001
Differential Calculus
3    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1
N MATH1111, MATH1901, MATH1906, MATH1011, ENVX1001
Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1002
Linear Algebra
3    A HSC Mathematics or MATH1111
N MATH1902, MATH1012, MATH1014
Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1003
Integral Calculus and Modelling
3    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or MATH1001 or MATH1011 or a credit or higher in MATH1111
N MATH1013, MATH1903, MATH1907
Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1004
Discrete Mathematics
3    A HSC Mathematics or MATH1111
N MATH2011, MATH1904
Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1005
Statistics
3    A HSC Mathematics
N STAT1022, ECMT1010, MATH1015, ENVX1001, MATH1905, BUSS1020, STAT1021
Semester 2
Summer Main
Winter Main
Or parallel advanced units.
Level 2 and 3 units
Two of:
MATH2061
Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus
6    P (MATH1011 or MATH1001 or MATH1901 or MATH1906) and (MATH1014 or MATH1002 or MATH1902) and (MATH1003 or MATH1903 or MATH1907)
N MATH2961, MATH2067, MATH2901, MATH2902, MATH2001, MATH2002
Semester 1
Summer Main
or
MATH2961
Linear Mathematics & Vector Calculus Adv
6    P (MATH1901 or MATH1906 or Credit in MATH1001) and (MATH1902 or Credit in MATH1002) and (MATH1903 or MATH1907 or Credit in MATH1003)
N MATH2901, MATH2002, MATH2001, MATH2902, MATH2067, MATH2061
Semester 1
MATH2065
Partial Differential Equations (Intro)
6    P (MATH1011 or MATH1001 or MATH1901 or MATH1906) and (MATH1014 or MATH1002 or MATH1902) and (MATH1003 or MATH1903 or MATH1907)
N MATH2965, MATH2005, MATH2905, MATH2067
Semester 2
Summer Main
or
MATH2965
Partial Differential Equations Intro Adv
6    P MATH2961 or Credit in MATH2061
N MATH2065, MATH2905, MATH2005, MATH2067
Semester 2
MATH2068
Number Theory and Cryptography
6    A MATH1014 or MATH1002 or MATH1902
P 6 credit points of Junior level Mathematics
N MATH3009, MATH3024, MATH2988
Semester 2
or
MATH2968
Algebra (Advanced)
6    P 9 credit points of Junior Mathematics (advanced level or Credit at normal level) including (MATH1902 or Credit in MATH1002)
N MATH2918, MATH2008, MATH2908
Semester 2
MATH2069
Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory
6    P 6 credit points of Junior level Mathematics
N MATH2011, MATH2009, MATH2969
Semester 1
or
MATH2969
Discrete Mathematics & Graph Theory Adv
6    P 9 credit points of Junior Mathematics (advanced level or Credit at the normal level)
N MATH2069, MATH2009, MATH2011
Semester 1
MATH2070
Optimisation and Financial Mathematics
6    A MATH1003 or MATH1903 or MATH1907
P (MATH1011 or MATH1001 or MATH1901 or MATH1906) and (MATH1014 or MATH1002 or MATH1902)
N MATH2933, MATH2970, MATH2033, ECMT3510, MATH2010


Students may enrol in both MATH2070 and MATH3075 in the same semester
Semester 2
or
MATH2970
Optimisation & Financial Mathematics Adv
6    A MATH1903 or MATH1907 or Credit in MATH1003
P (MATH1901 or MATH1906 or Credit in MATH1001) and (MATH1902 or Credit in MATH1002)
N MATH2033, MATH2933, MATH2070, ECMT3510, MATH2010


Students may enrol in both MATH2970 and MATH3975 in the same semester
Semester 2
MATH2962
Real and Complex Analysis (Advanced)
6    P (MATH1901 or MATH1906 or Credit in MATH1001) and (MATH1902 or Credit in MATH1002) and (MATH1903 or MATH1907 or Credit in MATH1003)
N MATH2907, MATH2007
Semester 1
MATH2968
Algebra (Advanced)
6    P 9 credit points of Junior Mathematics (advanced level or Credit at normal level) including (MATH1902 or Credit in MATH1002)
N MATH2918, MATH2008, MATH2908
Semester 2
MATH2916
Working Seminar A (SSP)
3    P By invitation, High Distinction average over 12 credit points of Advanced Junior Mathematics

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MATH2917
Working Seminar B (SSP)
3    P By invitation, High Distinction average over 12 credit points of Advanced Junior Mathematics

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
24 credits points from MATH3000 units
See the Faculty of Science handbook sydney.edu.au/handbooks/science

Soil Science

Departmental Permission is required to undertake this major.
Junior (Level 1) and level 2 units
Some junior and intermediate AGCH, MICR, LWSC or SOIL elective units may be required to meet the prerequisites of Level 3 units listed for this major. Please check each unit of study for further details
Level 3 units
ENVX3001
Environmental GIS
6    P AGEN1002 or 6cp of Junior Geoscience or 6cp of Junior Biology
Semester 2
SOIL3009
Contemporary Field and Lab Soil Science
6    P SOIL2003
Semester 1
SOIL3010
The Soil at Work
6    P SOIL2003 or SOIL2004
Semester 2
and one of
AGCH3033
Environmental Chemistry
6    A SOIL2003, LWSC2002
P 12 cp of Junior Chemistry
N CHEM2404
Semester 2
LWSC3007
Advanced Hydrology and Modelling
6    P LWSC2002
Semester 1
PPAT4005
Soil Biology

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    P MICR2024 or MICR2021 or MICR2921 or MICR2022 or MICR2922
Semester 1
Note. Some senior units for this major may have specific prerequisites for enrolment. Please check each unit of study for further detail

Statistics

Junior (Level 1) units
MATH1001
Differential Calculus
3    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1
N MATH1111, MATH1901, MATH1906, MATH1011, ENVX1001
Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1002
Linear Algebra
3    A HSC Mathematics or MATH1111
N MATH1902, MATH1012, MATH1014
Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1003
Integral Calculus and Modelling
3    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or MATH1001 or MATH1011 or a credit or higher in MATH1111
N MATH1013, MATH1903, MATH1907
Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1005
Statistics
3    A HSC Mathematics
N STAT1022, ECMT1010, MATH1015, ENVX1001, MATH1905, BUSS1020, STAT1021
Semester 2
Summer Main
Winter Main
Or parallel advanced units.
Level 2 and 3 units
STAT2011
Statistical Models
6    P (MATH1001 or MATH1901 or MATH1906 or MATH1011) and (MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or STAT1021 or ECMT1010 or BUSS1020)
N STAT2001, STAT2901, STAT2911
Semester 1
or
STAT2911
Probability and Statistical Models (Adv)
6    P (MATH1903 or MATH1907 or Credit in MATH1003) and (MATH1905 or MATH1904 or Credit in MATH1005 or Credit in ECMT1010 or Credit in BUSS1020)
N STAT2001, STAT2901, STAT2011
Semester 1
STAT2012
Statistical Tests
6    P MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or ECMT1010 or BUSS1020
N STAT2912, STAT2004
Semester 2
or
STAT2912
Statistical Tests (Advanced)
6    A STAT2911
P MATH1905 or Credit in MATH1005 or Credit in ECMT1010 or Credit in BUSS1020
N STAT2004, STAT2012
Semester 2
And 24 credit points of STAT3000 units
See the Faculty of Science handbook sydney.edu.au/handbooks/science