Master of Heritage Conservation

The program's primary aim is to develop skills in the assessment, interpretation, management, formulation of policy and documentation of culturally significant places, including buildings, sites and cultural landscapes. Secondary aims include the analysis of pressures for change and the promotion of cross-cultural study. The program emphasises the importance of management issues and a practical understanding of mechanisms of statutory authorities, both local and international, which affect conservation and development. A professional placement provides a link between the academic core of the program and the discipline and methods of practice.

Course rules

 

Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation

Graduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation

Master of Heritage Conservation


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

GCHERICO-01

Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation

GNHERICO-03

Graduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation

MAHERICO-03

Master of Heritage Conservation

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time with the exception of the following course which is only offered part time - the Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation if commenced in semester 2.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation
(c)
the Master of Heritage Conservation
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants in the order in which complete applications are received, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation requires a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification.
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate with a weighted average mark of at least 70 across all units attempted for the award.
(4)
Admission to the Master of Heritage Conservation requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification with a credit average mark across all units; or
(b)
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate diploma; or
(c)
completion of the requirements of the graduate certificate with a weighted average mark of at least 70 across all units attempted for the award.
(5)
In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications but whose evidence of experience and achievement is deemed by the Dean to be equivalent.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for these awards are set out in Table G.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation, a candidate must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a)
minimum 18 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
minimum 6 credit points of optional units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation, a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
minimum 30 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
minimum 6 credit points of optional units of study; and
(c)
maximum 12 credit points of elective units of study.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Heritage Conservation, a candidate must complete 72 credit points, including:
(a)
minimum 42 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
minimum 18 credit points of optional units of study; and
(c)
maximum 12 credit points of elective units of study.
(5)
Core units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as optional or elective units of study.
(6)
Optional units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as elective units of study.

7 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree or graduate diploma may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.