Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science) and Bachelor of Science

 

Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science) and Bachelor of Science


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), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course and stream title

BPESISCI-03

Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science) and Bachelor of Science

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time only.

3 Streams

(1)
The Bachelor of Science is available in the following streams:
(a)
Dalyell.
(2)
Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the course.
(3)
The requirements for 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 this combined degree program will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for the duration of the combined degree course.
(2)
The Deans of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerned with the combined course 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. Admission standards set buy regulatory bodies, accrediting agencies and government for teacher education must also be met. 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 Policy.
(2)
Admission to the Dalyell stream requires achievement of a minimum tertiary admission rank (ATAR) or equivalent set by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies, or equivalent standard.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the degrees in the combined program are set out in:
(a)
the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science) and Bachelor of Science table of units of study;
(b)
Table A for the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies;
(c)
Table S from the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees;
(d)
Table O from the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(e)
For students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, Table D of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
(f)
In these resolutions, except where otherwise specified, Table A, Table S, Table O, and Table D mean Table A, Table S, Table O, and Table D as specified here.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science) and Bachelor of Science, a candidate must complete 240 credit points of units of study, comprising:
(a)
108 units from Table A, Table S, Table O or, for students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, Table D, including:
(i)
Degree Core: 12 credit points of mathematics degree core units of study as set out in Table A (students may count the units from their major(s) or minor(s) to fulfil this requirement); and 12 credit points of 1000-level science elective units of study (excluding units listed as Mathematics degree core) as set out in Table A (students may count the units from their major(s) or minor(s) to fulfil this requirement);
(ii)
a major from Table A (the first teaching area);
(iii)
a minimum of 24 and a maximum of 48 credit points in a second teaching area from Table A or Table S;
(iv)
for students not enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, a minimum of 12 credit points of units from the open learning environment as set out in Table O;
(v)
for students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream;
(1) a minimum of 6 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O; and
(2) a minimum of 12 credit points of Dalyell units of study as specified in Table D.
(vi)
for students previously but no longer enrolled in the Dalyell Stream who have completed at least 6 credit points of Dalyell units of study;
(1) a minimum of 6 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O.
(vii)
Elective units from Table A, Table S, Table O or, for students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, Table D as appropriate; and
(viii)
if enrolled in a stream, complete the requirements for the stream in Table A or Table D;
(b)
132 credit points of units of study from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science) and Bachelor of Science Table.
(3)
The enrolment pattern for these requirements is set out below.
(a)
Year 1
(i)
12 credit points of Education One units of study from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science) and Bachelor of Science Table;
(ii)
12 credit points of Mathematics degree core units of study as set out in Table A; and
(iii)
12 credit points of 1000-level units from one of the Science Majors listed in section 7 below according to the requirements set out in Table A which shall be the first teaching area;
(iv)
12 credit points of 1000-level units of study in a second teaching area, chosen from Table A.
(v)
Candidates must include in the above requirements 12 credit points of units of study of one of either Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
(b)
Year 2
(i)
24 credit points of units of study from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science) and Bachelor of Science Table, including 12 credit points of Education Two units and 12 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units;
(ii)
12 credit points of 2000-level units from the Science Major (first teaching area) selected according to 2(a)(iii) above as set out in Table A; and
(iii)
12 credit points of 2000-level units from the second teaching area selected according to 2(a)(iv) above, chosen from Table A or Table S.
(c)
Year 3
(i)
36 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units of study from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science) and Bachelor of Science Table, including 24 credit points of teaching area units; and
(ii)
12 credit points of 3000-level units from the Science Major (first teaching area) selected according to 2(a)(iii) above as set out in Table A.
(d)
Year 4
(i)
36 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units of study from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science) and Bachelor of Science Table, including 12 credit points of teaching area units; and
(ii)
12 credit points of 3000-level units from the Science Major (first teaching area) selected according to 6.2(a)(i) above as set out in Table A.
(iii)
One of the 3000-level units from the Science Major taken in 6.2(a)(i) must include an approved research, industry community, entrepreneurship, project and one must enable the student to demonstrate disciplinary expertise in an interdisciplinary perspective.
(e)
Year 5
(i)
24 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units of study from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science) and Bachelor of Science Table, including 6 credit points of Education Three Optional units; and 18 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units;
(ii)
12 credit points of 3000-level units from the second teaching area selected according to 2(a)(iv) above to complete a minor or 12 credit points of elective units from the Faculty of Science as listed in Table A for the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies; and
(iii)
12 credit points of study from the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O or Table D according to 2 (a) (iv-vi) above.

7 Majors

(1)
Completion of a major in the first teaching area as set out in Table A is a requirement of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science)/Bachelor of Science. Candidates have the option of completing a minor offered by the Faculty of Science in the second teaching area as set out in Table A or S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees. Both the major and the minor must support the teaching areas.
(2)
The majors available in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science)/Bachelor of Science are:
(a)
Biology
(b)
Chemistry
(c)
Geology and Geophysics (Teaching area: Earth & Environmental Science)
(d)
Physics
(e)
Environmental Science (only available to candidates in Environmental Science Program: Teaching area: Earth and Environmental Science).
(3)
The minors available as second teaching areas in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science)/ Bachelor of Science are:
(a)
Biology
(b)
Chemistry
(c)
Geology and Geophysics (Teaching area: Earth & Environmental Science)
(d)
Physics
(e)
Geography
(f)
Mathematics.
(4)
Requirements for minors and second majors are as set out in Table A and in Table S.

8 Progression rules

(1)
Except with permission of the Dean, a candidate must complete all unit of study requirements specified for each year, including Professional Experience units, before proceeding to the next year.
(2)
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. 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.
(c)
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 the approval of the Associate Dean.

9 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious candidates, in either Education or Science.
(2)
Honours in Education requires the completion of an alternative 12 credit-point honours pathway described in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science) Table of units. Completion of the degree is required in the minimum standard full-time duration.
(3)
Honours in Science is available to meritorious students by enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and completing an embedded honours component after completion of requirements for the Bachelor of Education (Secondary; Science)/ Bachelor of Science combined degree.
(4)
For candidates completing the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science)/Bachelor of Science and also completing an embedded honours component in Science in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, the requirement in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies for completion of a second major or equivalent shall be deemed to have been met by completion of the 132 credit points of units of study from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science) and Bachelor of Science Table specified in 6(2)(b).
(5)
Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science) are set out in these resolutions and in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Science are listed in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science and the Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

10 Award of the degrees

(1)
The Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science) is awarded at either Pass or Honours level.
(2)
The Bachelor of Science is awarded at Pass level. Honours in Science is taken by enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and completing an embedded honours component.
(3)
Candidates who attempt the Bachelor of Science with an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies who do not meet the requirements for honours but who meet the requirement for the pass degree, may be awarded the relevant degree or combined degree at pass level for which they fulfil requirements.
(4)
The honours degree in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science) is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Second Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science Arts and Social Sciences.

11 Course transfer

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

12 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.