Bachelor of Design Computing and Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies

 

Bachelor of Design Computing

Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies


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Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

 BPDESCMP-02

Bachelor of Design Computing

 BPDCMAVS1000

Bachelor of Design Computing / Bachelor of Advanced Studies

 

2 Attendance pattern

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

3 Streams

(1)
The Bachelor of Design Computing is not available in individual streams.
(2)
The Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies is available in the following streams:
(a)
Dalyell.
(3)
Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies. The requirements of the completion of the Dalyell Stream are as specified in Table D of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees and Part 6 of these resolutions. Candidates who wish to exit the stream should do so through the enrolment system or by contacting the Student Centre.

4 Cross-faculty management

(1)
Candidates in the Bachelor of Design Computing and the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies and those undertaking honours in the Bachelor of Design Computing and the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies will be under the supervision of the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning throughout.
(2)
Candidates undertaking honours will be under the management of the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning. Admission, requirements, award of the honours mark, and award of the grade of honours for an honours component undertaken by a candidate will be under the academic governance of the faculty offering and supervising the embedded honours component. The faculty offering and supervising the embedded component will direct the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning on all matters relating to admission, requirements, award of honours mark and award of honours grade.
(3)
The Head of School and Dean of the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning shall exercise authority in any matter concerned with the Bachelor of Design Computing and the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies and the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor Advanced Studies with honours combined degrees not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
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 and Coursework Policy.
(2)
Admission to the Dalyell Stream requires achievement of a minimum tertiary admission rank (ATAR) set by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies, or equivalent.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Design Computing and the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies are set out in:
(a)
Table A for the Bachelor of Design Computing and the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies;
(b)
Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(c)
Table O of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(d)
For students enrolled in the Dalyell stream, Table D of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
The requirements for the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) are set out in Section 9 below.
(2)
Bachelor of Design Computing:
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Design Computing, a candidate must complete 144 credit points, comprising:
(a)
96 credit points of core units of study as set out in Table A;
(b)
48 credit points of elective units of study. At least 12 credit points of these must be 2000-level or 3000-level units.
(3)
Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies:
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, a candidate must complete 192 credit points, comprising:
(a)
84 credit points of core units of study as set out in Table A according to one of the following patterns:
(i)
48 credit points at 1000 level, 24 credit points at 2000-level, and 12 credit points at 3000-level; or
(ii)
48 credit points at 1000 level, 12 credit points at 2000-level, and 24 credit points at 3000-level;
(b)
a major (48 credit points) or program specified in Table S for the Bachelor of Advanced Studies;
(c)
for students not enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, a minimum of 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees;
(d)
for students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream:
(i)
a minimum of 6 credit points of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O; and
(ii)
a minimum of 12 credit points of Dalyell units of study as specified in Table D.
(e)
for students previously but no longer enrolled in the Dalyell Stream who have completed at least 6 credit points of Dalyell units of study:
(i)
a minimum of 6 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O.
(f)
a minimum of 24 credit points at 4000-level from Table A or Table S, including a research, community, industry or entrepreneurship project of 12 to 36 credit points; and
(g)
where appropriate, elective units from Table A and Table S, Table O or, for students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, Table D in the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.

7 Progression rules

(1)
Progression within a major, minor or program:
Except with the permission of the relevant major coordinator, candidates must pass all 1000-level units of study within a major, program or minor, before proceeding to 2000-level units within that major, program or minor, or else undertake those 1000-level units concurrently with the 2000-level units. Except with the permission of the relevant major coordinator, candidates must pass all 2000-level units of study within a major, program or minor, before proceeding to 3000-level units, or else undertake those 2000-level units concurrently with the 3000-level units.
(2)
Progression within the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies:
Except with the permission of the Program Director, Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies candidates must complete 144 credit points, the degree core and any stream-specific core, and the required credit points from the Open Learning Environment as set out in Section 6 above before progressing to 4000-level units, (including 4000-level project units).
(3)
Progression within the Dalyell Stream:
(a)
With the permission of the Dalyell coordinator, candidates in the Dalyell stream may attempt units at higher levels than the usual sequence through a program, major or minor.
(b)
Candidates must achieve a Cross-Semester Average Mark (CSAM) at a level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies in each year of study or over each 48 credit point block to continue in the Dalyell Stream.
(c)
Candidates who do not maintain a CSAM at the level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies may continue in any other major, minor, program or stream into which they were admitted, but will not remain in the Dalyell Stream.
(d)
Candidates enrolled in the Dalyell Stream who do not satisfy requirements for the Dalyell Stream but who otherwise meet requirements for the award course in which they are enrolled will graduate from the award course without the Dalyell Stream. Students may not study units additional to the maximum credit points for their award course except with approval of the Associate Dean.

8 Requirements for the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours

(1)
An embedded honours component, involving a research project, is available to meritorious students who complete an alternative set of units of study in the final year of the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
(2)
Candidates undertaking an honours component within the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning must complete the requirements for the honours component full-time over two consecutive semesters.
If the School is satisfied that a student is unable to attempt honours component on a full time basis and if the Associate Dean so recommends, permission may be granted to undertake honours part-time over four consecutive semesters.
(3)
For candidates undertaking an honours component with the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, admission, requirements and award of honours are according to these resolutions, the Coursework Policy and the Resolutions of the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning.
(4)
For candidates undertaking an honours component in another faculty, admission, requirements and award of honours are according to these resolutions and the relevant resolutions of the faculty in which the honours component is undertaken.
(5)
Admission to the embedded honours component is by permission of the relevant honours coordinator or Program Director after the completion of the following:
(a)
144 credit points, including at least one major or program, any degree or stream-specific core;
(b)
a Weighted Average Mark of at least 70 in units of study completed to that point;
(c)
a major or study of equivalent depth in the area of the proposed honours component; and
(d)
any requirements for honours set by the relevant department, school or faculty as set out in the relevant resolutions.
(6)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours a candidate must complete the requirements for the pass degree but include 36 to 48 credit points of honours units at 4000-level or above, including an honours research project of 12 to 36 credit points, and 12 to 36 credit points of honours coursework, as required by the relevant department and published in the school handbook. Honours subject areas and units of study for honours within the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning are listed in Table A.
(7)
The grade of honours will be determined by an honours mark calculated from work in the embedded honours component. For honours with the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, the grade for honours is determined by using a mark derived from weighting the mark for honours dissertation at 70 percent and a Weighted Average Mark of the pass degree at 30 percent.
For honours in another faculty the honours mark is as specified in the relevant faculty resolutions.

9 Award of the Bachelor of Design Computing, Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies

(1)
Candidates for the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies combined degree who have completed requirements for the Bachelor of Design Computing, who do not meet requirements for the combined degree, will be awarded the Bachelor of Design Computing.
(2)
Honours in the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the following table and rules specified in the Resolutions of the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning or relevant resolutions for the faculty in which the embedded honours component is undertaken.
A student who achieves an honours mark in therange … will be awarded honours …
80 ≤ honours mark ≤ 100 First Class
75 ≤ honours mark < 80 Second Class / Division 1
70 ≤ honours mark < 75 Second Class / Division 2
65 ≤ honours mark < 70 Third Class
(3)
Candidates for the award of the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) who do not meet the requirements for the honours degree, but who otherwise meet requirements for the Bachelor of Design Computing or the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies will be awarded the bachelor degree(s) merited.

10 Cross-institutional study

Cross-institutional study is available in this course under conditions specified in the Resolutions of the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

11 International exchange

The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning. encourages candidates in this course to participate in international exchange programs as set out in the Resolutions of the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

12 Course transfer

A candidate may transfer from the Bachelor of Design Computing and elect to complete the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies in accordance with these resolutions and receive full credit for work completed in the Bachelor of Design Computing. A candidate may abandon the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies combined degree and elect to complete the Bachelor of Design Computing in accordance with these resolutions. Completion of the Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies in the future will require a new application for admission to candidature for that course and completion in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.

13 Credit for previous study

Credit transfer is subject to the provisions of the Coursework Policy and the Resolutions of the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning or, in the case of a major or minor offered by another faculty, any relevant resolutions of that faculty.

14 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2020 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 who elect to proceed under these resolutions. Students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.