Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts

 

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts


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

Stream title

BPSCIART-02

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science (Advanced), Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)

 

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 Science in this combined degree is also available in the following streams:
(a)
Advanced
(b)
Advanced Mathematics
(2)
Students with a sufficient ATAR may choose to be admitted into either of the Advanced streams. All others will enter the Bachelor of Science without a stream. Students, who have completed at least 48 credit points, may be permitted to transfer to either the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) or (Advanced Mathematics) stream if they:
(a)
achieved an average mark of 75 or greater over all units of study attempted; and
(b)
are able to enrol in the required number of Advanced level units or Talented Student Program (TSP) units.
(3)
Students wishing to transfer between streams should contact the Faculty student office.

4 Cross faculty management

(1)
Candidates will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Science for the duration of the combined program.
(2)
The Deans of the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 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 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.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out under subject areas in Table 1 from the Faculty of Science and Table A and Table B from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(2)
The Dean may permit a candidate of exceptional merit who is admitted to the Faculty of Science Talented Student Program to undertake a unit or units of study within the Faculty of Science other than those specified in Table 1.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts, a candidate must successfully complete 192 credit points, comprising:
(a)
a minimum of 96 credit points from Science subject areas, including:
(i)  a major from Science subject areas listed in Table 1; and
(ii)  a minimum of 12 credit points from the Science subject areas of Mathematics and Statistics; and
(iii)  a minimum of 24 credit points of Junior units of study from at least two Science subject areas other than Mathematics and Statistics.
(b)
a minimum of 72 credit points of Senior units of study in Arts and Social Sciences subject areas from Table A, including:
(i)  a major from Arts and Social Sciences subject areas listed in Table A; and
(ii)  ensuring no more than 60 credit points of Senior units of study from any one Arts and Social Sciences subject area.
(c)
no more than 18 credit points of Junior units of study from any one Arts and Social Sciences subject area; and
(d)
no more than 12 credit points from units of study not listed in Table 1, Table A and Table B, with the approval of the relevant faculty.
(4)
Candidates completing the Advanced stream must include as part of the above requirements:
(a)
a minimum of 12 credit points of intermediate units of study at either the Advanced level or as Talented Student Program (TSP) units in Science subject areas; and
(b)
a minimum of 24 credit points of senior units of study at the Advanced level or as TSP units in a single Science subject area.
(5)
Candidates completing the Advanced Mathematics stream must include as part of the above requirements:
(a)
a minimum of 12 credit points of intermediate units of study at either the advanced level or as TSP units in the Science subject areas of Mathematics and Statistics; and
(b)
a minimum of 24 credit points of Senior units of study at the Advanced level or as TSP units in a major in Mathematics, Statistics or Financial Mathematics and Statistics.

7 Majors

(1)
Completion of a major in each degree is a requirement of the course. Units of study counted towards one major may not count toward any other major completed.
(2)
The list of majors available in the Bachelor of Science is specified in the course Resolutions for the Bachelor of Science.
(3)
The list of majors available in the Bachelor of Arts are listed in the resolution of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

8 Progression rules

(1)
A candidate may proceed concurrently to the degrees of Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Advanced), Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) and Bachelor of Arts.
(2)
Candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) or Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) 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 Science in their next year of enrolment with full credit for the units of study completed.
(3)
Candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) or Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) 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.

9 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious candidates, in either or both the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts. Honours requires the completion of one additional full time year of study for each honours degree attempted. Candidates must complete the requirements for the honours course full-time over two consecutive semesters. If the School or Department is satisfied that a student is unable to attempt the honours course on a full time basis and if the Dean so recommends, permission may be granted to undertake honours part-time over four consecutive semesters.
(2)
Candidates who enrol in the honours year during the program will suspend enrolment in the combined degree and transfer to the single Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science honours candidature and enrol in fourth year units of study, before returning to complete the combined award. Honours can also be attempted at the completion of the pass program.
(3)
Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Science are listed in the resolutions of the Faculty of Science. Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Arts are listed in the resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

10 Award of the degree

(1)
Candidates will be awarded a separate testamur for each degree completed.
(2)
The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts are awarded as either 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 Science and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(3)
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.

11 Course transfer

A candidate may abandon the combined program and elect to complete the either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree. 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.

12 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to candidates who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2015 and candidates who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2015 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2015 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that the requirements are completed by 1 January, 2020. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.