Bachelor of Arts

 

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts (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 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, 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. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://www.sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

BPARTSAR-07

Bachelor of Arts

BHARTSAH-01

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

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 Bachelor of Arts degree are set out in Table A and Table B of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Tables of units of study.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Arts degree, candidates must complete 144 credit points in total, comprising:
(a)
a maximum of 48 junior credit points;
(b)
a minimum of 96 senior credit points;
(c)
a major from Table A.
(3)
Candidates must also be aware of the following limits:
(a)
a maximum of 18 junior credit points from one subject area;
(b)
a maximum of 60 senior credit points from one subject area;
(c)
a maximum of 60 credit points from Table B including no more than 12 junior credit points.

5 Majors

(1)
Completion of a Table A major is a requirement of the degree. Candidates have the option of completing a second major from either Table A or Table B. Units of study counted towards one major may not count toward any other major completed.

6 Dual Degree Pathway

(1)
Attendance pattern
(a)
The attendance pattern for this pathway is full time only.
(2)
Admission to candidature
(a)
Admission to this pathway is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents). 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 Policy.
(b)
In addition, admission to this pathway requires the applicant to submit a statement of motivation and attend an interview. The results of this process will form part of the ranking of applicants.
(3)
Requirements for award
(a)
Candidates will satisfy all academic requirements of the partner institution over two years immediately prior to commencing the Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney.
(b)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Arts degree, candidates must complete 144 credit points in total, comprising:
(i)
a maximum of 48 junior credit points granted as credit on the basis of studies at the partner institution;
(ii)
a minimum of 96 senior credit points;
(iii)
a major from Table A.
(c)
Candidates must also be aware of the following limits:
(i)
a maximum of 18 junior credit points from one subject area;
(ii)
a maximum of 60 senior credit points from one subject area;
(iii)
a maximum of 60 credit points from Table B including no more than 12 junior credit points.
(4)
Majors
(a)
Access to certain majors may be restricted for students enrolling in this pathway due to prerequisite restrictions. Major/s will be determined by the credit granted on the basis of studies at the partner institution.
(5)
Progression rules
(a)
Students failing to meet the requirements at either institution will no longer be eligible to participate in the dual degree program.
(i)
Students must make satisfactory academic progress as stipulated by the rules of the partner institution and must complete years one and two of the partner degree to be eligible to continue the dual degree program.
(ii)
Students are expected to complete the requirements for the award of a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney within two years to fulfill all degree requirements.
(b)
Academic progress will be reviewed according to existing policies at each institution.
(6)
Cross-Institutional Management
(a)
Candidates in the dual degree program will be under the general supervision of the partner institution until the end of their fourth semester. They will then be under the supervision of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(b)
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the partner institution shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerned with the dual degree program not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

7 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious students who complete an additional year of full-time study, after the completion of the pass degree. Part-time study is permitted if approved by the administering department or program.
(2)
Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Arts are listed in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

8 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Arts is awarded in two grades: Pass or Honours. Honours is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(2)
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the pass degree.
(3)
Dual Degree candidates will be awarded a separate testamur for each degree completed.

9 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2011.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2011 will 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.
(3)
The Dual Degree pathway is only available to students who commence their candidature after 1 January 2016.