Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)

 

Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)

Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) (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 and stream title

BPARTMCO-01

Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)

BHARTMCH-01

Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) (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 (Media and Communications) are set out in Tables A and B of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Tables of units of study and the Table of Media and Communications units of study.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a candidate must successfully complete 192 credit points, comprising:
(a)
78 credit points in core Media and Communications (MECO) units of study comprising 18 junior credit points in MECO units of study and 60 senior credit points in MECO units of study taken from the Table of Media and Communications units of study.
(b)
a major from Table A from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Tables of units of study;
(c)
elective units of study or an additional optional major from Table A or B from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Tables of Units of Study, or a Marketing major from the Sydney Business School.
(3)
Candidates must also comply with the following limits:
(a)
a maximum of 60 credit points from Table B including no more than 12 junior credit points;
(b)
a maximum of 72 junior credit points;
(c)
a minimum of 120 senior credit points.

5 Majors

(1)
All candidates must complete the core requirements in Media and Communications and a major from Table A. Candidates have the option of completing an additional major as set out above. Units of study counted towards one major may not count toward any other major completed.
(2)
The list of majors and the requirements for the completion of a major are specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

6 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)
To qualify for the award of the honours degree, a candidate must complete 48 credit points of honours units of study in Media and Communications or joint honours in Media and Communications and an approved subject area.
(3)
Admission and award requirements for honours are listed in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

7 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) is awarded in two grades, Pass or Honours. The honours degree 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.

8 Exit

Candidates may apply in writing to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to exit the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) degree with the Bachelor of Arts degree, having satisfied the following requirements:
(i) A minimum of 96 senior credit points;
(ii) At least one Table A major; and
(iii) 144 credit points in total.

9 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2013.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2013 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 2018. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.