Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Arts

 

Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined degrees

Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined degrees

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Design in Architecture

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Medical Science

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Music Studies

 

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Project Management

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Science

Course Resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

BHENGART

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Arts

BHENGCOM

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Commerce

BHENGDAR

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Design in Architecture

BHENGLAW

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Laws

BHENGMSC

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Medical Science

BHENGPRM

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Project Management

BHENGSCI

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Science

BHENGMST

Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Music Studies

2 Attendance Pattern

(1)
The attendance pattern for the following programs is full-time only. The attendance pattern for all other Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined courses is full time or part time.
(a)
Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Design in Architecture
(b)
Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Laws
(2)
Part time students must still satisfy appropriate enrolment progression and are subject to the same degree time limits as full time students. International students are required to follow the enrolment pattern as specified by their visa. The Faculty strongly recommends full time enrolment as the preferred option for all undergraduate students unless exceptional circumstances exist.

3 Streams

(1)
Completion of a stream is a requirement of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours and students in combined degrees are subject to the stream requirements in the Bachelor of Engineering Honours course resolutions.
(2)
Students in the Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined degrees can change the stream of the BEHons portion of their combined degree in accordance with the same requirements specified in the Bachelor of Engineering Honours resolutions.
(3)
Flexible First Year
(a)
Students gaining entry to any of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined degrees may also choose to undertake the Flexible First Year program under the same requirements as specified in the Bachelor of Engineering Honours resolutions.
(4)
Within the Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Design in Architecture, the Bachelor of Engineering Honours is available only in the Civil Engineering stream. For all other Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined degrees, the streams available for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours are listed under the course resolution for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours.
(5)
The Bachelor of Science degree is available in the following streams:
(a)
Advanced
(b)
Advanced Mathematics
Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Science. Candidates wishing to transfer between streams should contact the Faculty of Science student office.
(6)
The Bachelor of Music Studies is available in the following streams:
(a)
Composition
(b)
Contemporary Music Practice
(c)
Musicology
(d)
Performance
Completion of a stream is a requirement of the Bachelor of Music Studies.

4 Cross-Faculty Management

(1)
Candidates in the combined Engineering and Law courses will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies until the end of the semester in which they complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours. They will then be under the supervision of the Faculty of Law. Candidates in all other combined degree programs will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies for the duration of the combined program.
(2)
The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and the Dean of the Faculty hosting the associated combined degree shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerned with the combined course not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

5 Admission to Candidature

Admission to these degrees 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 Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Music Studies will, in addition to the above, require the applicant to complete a music skills test or jazz aptitude test and:
(a)
Principal Study in Composition, to submit three compositions in different performance media which should represent their present level of achievement as composers, and to attend an interview;
(b)
Principal Study in Contemporary Music Practice, to submit a portfolio with original work; song(s) or composition(s) in any genre that demonstrates a high level of creative potential and technical ability, and to attend an interview;
(c)
Principal Study in Musicology, to present an example of recent work and to attend an interview;
(d)
Principal Study in Performance, to undertake a practical audition in their nominated instrument or in voice.
The results of this process will form part of the ranking of applicants.

6 Requirements for Award

(1)
To qualify for the award of the combined degree:
(a)
For all Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined degrees except the Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Laws, a candidate must complete 240 credit points and satisfy any additional requirements specified in the following clauses.
(b)
For the Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Laws combined degree, a candidate must complete 288 credit points and any additional requirements specified in the following clauses.
(c)
Where the requirements specified in the following clauses account for less than the total required credit, candidates must complete additional units of study (not including general electives) from the relevant Bachelor of Engineering Honours specialist stream table subject to any conditions specified in that table as may be necessary to satisfy the requirements of the degree.
(2)
For the Bachelor of Engineering Honours component of a combined degree:
(a)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours component of the combined degree are set out in the tables of units of study for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours single degree;
(b)
Except where varied by other clauses of these resolutions, all candidates must complete a minimum of 144 credit points comprising:
(i)
36cp from the Engineering Core Table, including all required units;
(ii)
108cp from the Engineering Stream Core Table pertaining to the specialist stream being undertaken, including all required units;
(c)
The Faculty Board may approve, based on appropriate academic justification, a list of approved unit alternatives. These alternatives specify, for particular Engineering stream / combined degree combinations, units within the normal requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours component of the combined degree that can be replaced by specified alternative units that would form part of the normal program for single degree students in that stream.
(3)
For the Bachelor of Arts component of a combined degree:
(a)
The units of study that may be taken are set out in Table A from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Tables of units of study.
(b)
Candidates must complete a total of 84 credit points from Table A, including:
(i)
a major from Table A
(ii)
a minimum of 54 credit points of 2000/3000 level units of study.
(4)
For the Bachelor of Commerce component of a combined degree:
(a)
The units of study that may be taken are set out in Tables A and B of the University of Sydney Business School.
(b)
Candidates must complete 96 credit points of units of study selected from Tables A and B including:
(i)
24 credit points of core units of study (18 junior credit points and six senior credit points); and
(ii)
a major.
(5)
For the Bachelor of Science component of a combined degree:
(a)
The units of study that may be taken are listed in Table 1 from the Faculty of Science.
(b)
Candidates must complete 96 credit points of Science units of study, including at least one major in a Science subject area.
(c)
Candidates completing the Bachelor of Science in the Advanced or the Advanced Mathematics stream must include as part of the above requirements:
(i)
a minimum of 54 credit points of intermediate or senior Science units of study, of which at least 36 credit points shall be completed at either the Advanced level or as Talented Student Program (TSP) units of study; and
(ii)
a minimum of 24 credit points of senior Science units of study at either the Advanced level or as TSP units in a single Science subject area.
(6)
For the Bachelor of Design in Architecture component of a combined degree:
(a)
Candidates must complete 96 credit points of units of study from the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) and Bachelor of Design in Architecture - Architecture Table.
(7)
For the Bachelor of Laws component of a combined degree candidates must complete 144 credit points of Law units of study taken from the University of Sydney School of Law Undergraduate Table, comprising:
(a)
102 credit points of compulsory units of study; and
(b)
42 credit points of elective units of study, of which a maximum of 36 credit points are taken from Part 1 and a minimum of 6 credit points are taken from Part 2.
(c)
Students may apply to take up to a maximum of 24 credit points of LAWS6000/JURS6000 units of study as elective units of study:
(i)
enrolment in LAWS6000/JURS6000 units of study will be subject to availability and any unit pre-requisites or assumed knowledge, which may include relevant industry experience or prior specialist study.
(ii)
enrolment in LAWS6000/JURS6000 units is only permitted after a candidate has completed 96 credit points towards the Bachelor of Laws.
(iii)
students may only enrol in LAWS6000/JURS6000 units listed in the Bachelor of Laws Elective units of study Table.
(8)
For the Bachelor of Medical Science component of a combined degree:
(a)
The units of study that may be taken are listed in Table IV for the Bachelor of Medical Science from the Faculty of Science.
(b)
The mathematics requirement for the Bachelor of Engineering Honous component of the combined degree will also satisfy the mathematics requirements for the Bachelor of Medical Science component.
(c)
Candidates must complete 96 credit points of units including:
(i)
A minimum of 24 credit points from junior Science units of study, including:
12 credit points from Chemistry; and
12 credit points from 1000 level Biology or 1000 level Molecular Biology units;
(ii)
48 credit points from intermediate Science units of study, comprising:
36 credit points of BMED240X units from Table IV(B) for the Bachelor of Medical Science; and
MBLG2071/2971 Molecular Biology and Genomics; and
MBLG2072/2972 Genetics and Genomics.
(iii)
A minimum of 24 credit points of senior Science units of study selected from the Bachelor of Medical Science Table IV (C).
(9)
For the Bachelor of Project Management component of a combined degree:
(a)
Candidates must complete the core and elective units of study as set out in the Bachelor of Project Management Unit of Study Table.
(10)
For the Bachelor of Music Studies component of a combined degree:
(a)
Candidates must complete 96 credit points from the Conservatorium of Music, and reach the minimum levels of achievement as set out in the table below:
(i)
Performance
Area of Study Credit Points Minimum Level of Achievement
Principal Study 36 Principal Study 1-6
Performance 18  
Music Skills 24 Harmony and analysis 1-4 and Aural Perception 1-4; or Jazz Music Skills 1-4; or Music Fundamentals 1-2.
Analysis, history, and culture studies 18 At least 12 credit points from Foundation units.
(ii)
Composition
Area of Study Credit Points Minimum Level of Achievement
Principal Study 36 Principal Study 1-6
Composition 18 Instrumentation & Orchestration; New Music, New Thinking; or Electroacoustic Music 1& 2; Composer Performer Workshop 1
Performance 6 6 credit points Ensemble or 6 credit points Composition Through Improvisation
Music Skills 24 18 credit points of music theory and aural skills; Creative Music Technology; Sound Recording Fundamentals
Analysis, history and culture studies 12

Comp Techniques: Number & Process

Comp Techniques: Tonality & Process

(iii)
Musicology
Area of Study Credit Points Minimum Level of Achievement
Principal Study 36 6 credit points of Historical Studies; 6 credit points of Ehtnographic Studies; 6 credit points in Analytical Studies; 18 credit points in senior Musicology Studies.
Music Skills 24 Harmony and Analysis 1-4 and Aural Perception 1-4; or Jazz Music Skills 1-4; or Music Fundamentals 1-2.
Analysis, History and Culture Studies 24 At least 24 credit points of Foundation units
Performance 12  
(iv)
Contemporary Music Practice
Area of Study Credit Points Minimum Level of Achievement
Principal Study 36 Contemporary Music Practice 1-6
Contemporary Music Studies 18 12 credit points in popular music units
Music Skills 24 Fundamentals of Music 1, 2, and 3, 18 credit points in Harmony & Analysis, Aural Perception, or Jazz Music Skills units; 6 credit points in Music Technology
Analysis, History and Culture Studies 12 Sounds, Screens, Speakers, New Music, New Thinking
Performance 6  

7 Majors and Principal Studies

(1)
For the Bachelor of Engineering Honours component of a combined degree:
(a)
The conditions for awarding of a major, and the majors available, are the same as for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree.
(b)
Where a candidate wishes to complete a major, and that major requires completion of additional credit points beyond the standard requirements, then such enrolment will be allowed for the first major to be completed, up to 24cp in total, provided the candidate utilises all allowed elective components in satisfying the requirements of the major.
(2)
For the Bachelor of Arts component of a combined degree:
(a)
completion of a Table A major is a requirement. The list of Table A majors is specified in the resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(3)
For the Bachelor of Science component of a combined degree:
(a)
completion of at least one major is a requirement. The list of majors available in the Bachelor of Science is specified in the course resolutions for the Bachelor of Science.
(4)
For the Bachelor of Medical Science component of a combined degree:
(a)
If the senior Science units of study completed by a candidate form a Science Table 1 major, the candidate shall have that major recorded on the Bachelor of Medical Science testamur at the completion of the degree.
(5)
For the Bachelor of Commerce component of a combined degree:
(a)
completion of a major is a requirement. The majors available and requirements are outlined in the resolutions for the Bachelor of Commerce.

8 Requirements for Honours

(1)
Honours is available to candidates and is as defined for the constituent single degrees.
(2)
Requirements for awarding of Honours is as defined in the course resolutions for the constituent single degrees.

9 Award of the Degrees

(1)
Candidates will be awarded a separate testamur for each degree completed.
(2)
The award grades, and the criteria for the grades, are as defined in the resolutions for the constituent degrees.
(3)
Candidates for the award of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts pass degree.
(4)
Candidates for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the Bachelor of Commerce pass degree.
(5)
Candidates for the award of the Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours) who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the Bachelor of Design in Architecture pass degree.
(6)
The Bachelor of Laws can be awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours. Honours in the Bachelor of Laws is awarded in First Class or Second Class in accordance with the resolutions of the Bachelor of Laws.
(7)
Candidates for the award of the Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the Bachelor of Medical Science pass degree.
(8)
Candidates for the award of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded Bachelor of Science pass degree.

10 Course Transfer

(1)
For the Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined with Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Bachelor of Project Management, and Bachelor of Medical Science, a candidate may abandon the combined program and elect to complete either the Bachelor of Engineering Honours or the associated combined degree in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.
(2)
For the Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined with Bachelor of Laws, a candidate may withdraw from the combined degree program and elect to transfer to the Bachelor of Engineering, by written application to the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, and complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree at the time of transfer. Candidature in the Bachelor of Laws will cease in these circumstances.
(3)
For the Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined with Bachelor of Commerce a candidate may abandon the combined program and elect to complete either the Bachelor of Engineering Honours or the Bachelor of Commerce in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree. Transfer from a combined degree to the Bachelor of Commerce is also conditional on the student having met the entry requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce in force at the time of their enrolment in the combined degree.
(4)
Completion of the abandoned degree in the future will require a new application for admission to that course and completion in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.

11 Progression Rules

(1)
General progression rules for the combined degrees are covered by the resolutions of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
(2)
Candidates in a combined Science program with a stream in either Science (Advanced) or Science (Advanced Mathematics):
(a)
are required to maintain a minimum average mark of 65 in all intermediate and senior units of study in Science subject areas in each year of enrolment. Failure to maintain the required average will result in candidates being transferred to the Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Science without stream in their next year of enrolment with full credit for the units of study completed.
(b)
who fail to achieve an average mark of 65 across all Science units of study attempted in their final year but have otherwise completed all the requirements of the degree will be awarded the Bachelor of Science.
(3)
Candidates in a combined law program:
(a)
must successfully complete LAWS1006 Foundations of Law before enrolling in any other Bachelor of Laws units of study;
(b)
who fail to achieve an average mark of 65 across all Science units of study attempted in their final year but have otherwise completed all the requirements of the degree will be awarded the Bachelor of Science.
(c)
except with permission of the Dean of the Faculty of Law, candidates must complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours before proceeding to Year Five of the Bachelor of Laws.

12 Transitional Provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature on or after 1 January, 2017.
(2)
Students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2017 may:
(a)
complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions governing their candidature immediately prior to these changes; or
(b)
where approved by the Faculty, elect to proceed under these resolutions provided appropriate programs of study can be identified.
(3)
Notwithstanding sub-rule (2), the admission and award requirement for Honours in the Bachelor of Laws will be determined according to the transistional provisions in rule 11 of the Resolutions for the Bachelor of Laws.