Course rules and resolutions

 

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies


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 Business School, 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 title

 BPCOMMER8000

Bachelor of Commerce

 BPCOMAVS1000

Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Advanced Studies

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Streams

(1)
The Dalyell stream is available in the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
(2)
Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Commerce or the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
(3)
The requirements for the completion of the Dalyell Stream are as specified in Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.

4 Cross-faculty management

(1)
Candidates in the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies will be under the supervision of the University of Sydney Business School throughout.
(2)
Candidates undertaking honours in the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies will be under the management of the Business School.
(3)
Admission, requirements, award of the honours mark, and award of the grade of honours for an honours component undertaken by a candidate will be under the academic governance of the faculty offering and supervising the embedded honours component. The faculty offering and supervising the embedded component will direct the Business School on all matters relating to admission, requirements, award of honours mark and award of honours grade.
(4)
The Dean of the Business School shall exercise authority in any matter concerned with the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies and the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor Advanced Studies (Honours) combined degrees 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. 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 Dalyell Stream requires achievement of a minimum tertiary admission rank (ATAR) set by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies, or equivalent.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies are set out in:
(a)
Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies;
(b)
Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(c)
Table O of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
(2)
In these resolutions, except where otherwise specified, Table A, Table S and Table O mean Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor Advanced Studies, Table S and Table O as specified here.
(3)
Bachelor of Commerce:
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce, a candidate must complete 144 credit points, comprising:
(a)
24 credit points of core units of study as set out in Table A;
(b)
a major (48 credit points) or program listed in Section 7 below and specified in Table A;
(c)
a minor (36 credit points) or second major (48 credit points) as listed and specified in Table A or Table S;
(d)
a minimum of 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O; and
(e)
where appropriate, elective units from Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce, Table A for the Bachelor of Economics or Table S.
(4)
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies:
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, a candidate must complete 192 credit points, comprising:
(a)
24 credit points of core units of study as set out in Table A;
(b)
a major (48 credit points) or program listed in Section 7 below and specified in Table A;
(c)
a second major (48 credit points) as listed and specified in Table A or Table S;
(d)
12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O;
(e)
a minimum of 24 credit points at 4000-level from Table A or Table S, including a research, community, industry or entrepreneurship project of at least 12 and up to 36 credit points; and
(f)
where appropriate, elective units from Table A or Table S.

7 Programs, majors and minors

(1)
Bachelor of Commerce:
Completion of a major or program from Table A and a minor or second major from Table A or Table S is a requirement of the Bachelor of Commerce.
(2)
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies:
Completion of a major or program from Table A and a second major from Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, Table A for the Bachelor of Economics or Table S is a requirement of the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
(3)
Requirements for programs, majors and minors
(a)
A program, major and minor are as defined in the Learning and Teaching Policy.
(b)
The requirements for completion of programs, majors and minors are as set out in Table A and Table S.
(c)
Units of study higher than 1000-level contributing towards one program, major or minor may not contribute towards any other program, major or minor completed except where a unit is listed as core for both course components.
(4)
The programs, majors and minors available in Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies are:

Programs

Majors

Minors

Professional Accounting

Accounting

Accounting

 

Banking

 

 

Business Analytics

Business Analytics

 

Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems

 

Business Law

Business Law

 

Finance

 

 

Industrial Relations and

Human Resource

Management

Industrial Relations and

Human Resource

Management

 

International Business

International Business

 

Management

Management

 

Marketing

Marketing

(5)
The minors and majors available as second majors in the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies are as listed in Table A and Table S.

8 Progression rules

(1)
Progression within a major, minor or program:
Enrolment and progression within a major, minor or program is governed by progression rules specified for that component in the relevant Table.
(2)
Progression within the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies:
Except with the permission of the Bachelor of Commerce program director, candidates who are not in the Dalyell Stream must complete the degree requirements listed under 6(1) before progressing to 4000-level units.
(3)
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 Weighted Average Mark 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.
(c)
Candidates who do not maintain a Weighted Average Mark at a level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies may continue in the Bachelor of Commerce but will not remain in the Dalyell Stream.

9 Requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours

(1)
An embedded honours component, involving a research project, is available to meritorious students in the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies who complete an alternative set of units of study in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
(2)
Candidates undertaking an honours component within the Business School must complete the requirements for the honours component full-time over two consecutive semesters. If the School is satisfied that a student is unable to attempt the honours component on a full-time basis and if the Associate Dean so recommends, permission may be granted to undertake honours part-time over four consecutive semesters.
(3)
For candidates undertaking an honours component with the Business School, admission, requirements and award of honours are according to these resolutions, the Coursework Policy and the Resolutions of the Business School.
(4)
For candidates undertaking an honours component in another faculty, admission, requirements and award of honours are according to these resolutions, the Coursework Policy and the relevant resolutions of the faculty in which the honours component is undertaken.
(5)
Admission to the embedded honours component is by permission of the relevant honours coordinator or head of department after the completion of the following:
(a)
144 credit points including a major or program, a minor, degree core, and 12 credit points from the Open Learning Environment;
(b)
a Weighted Average Mark of at least 65 in units of study completed to that point;
(c)
a major or study of equivalent depth in the area of the proposed honours component; and
(d)
any requirements for honours set by the relevant department, school or faculty as set out in the relevant resolutions.
(6)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours a candidate must complete the requirements for the pass degree and 36–48 credit points of honours units at 4000-level or above, including an honours research project of 12–36 credit points, and 12–36 credit points of honours coursework, as required by the relevant department and published in the faculty handbook. Honours subject areas and units of study for honours within the Business School are listed in Table A for the relevant faculty or Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
(7)
The grade of honours will be determined by an honours mark calculated from work in the embedded honours component as specified in these resolutions, the Resolutions of the Business School or in the resolutions of the relevant faculty.

10 Award of the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies and Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours

(1)
Candidates for the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies combined degree who have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce but who do not meet the requirements for the combined degree will be awarded the Bachelor of Commerce.
(2)
Honours in the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the following table, the Coursework Policy and rules specified in the Resolutions of the Business School or relevant resolutions for the faculty in which the embedded honours component is undertaken.
A student who achieves
an honours mark in the
range …
will be awarded honours …
80 ≤ honours mark ≤ 100 First Class
75 ≤ honours mark < 80 Second Class / Division 1
70 ≤ honours mark < 75 Second Class / Division 2
65 ≤ honours mark < 70 Third Class
(3)
Candidates for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours who do not meet the requirements for the honours degree, but who otherwise meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce, or the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies will be awarded the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies as appropriate.

11 Cross-institutional study

Cross-institutional study is available in this course under the conditions specified in the Resolutions of the Business School.

12 International exchange

The Business School encourages candidates in this course to participate in international exchange programs as set out in the Resolutions of the Business School.

13 Course transfer

A candidate may abandon the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies combined degree and elect to complete the Bachelor of Commerce in accordance with these resolutions.

14 Credit for previous study

Credit transfer is subject to the provisions of the Coursework Policy, the University of Sydney Business School Credit Provisions, or, in the case of a major or minor offered by another faculty, any relevant resolutions of that faculty.

15 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2018 not seeking credit for prior study and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2018 who elect to transfer and proceed under these resolutions. Students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2018 who elect to proceed under these resolutions should note that the University does not undertake to offer 4000-level units and projects in the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies combined degree prior to 2020 and that it may not be possible to complete requirements for the combined degree before the end of Semester 2 of that year.
(2)
Candidates who commence candidature after 1 January, 2018 who are seeking credit for prior study should note that the University does not undertake to offer 4000-level units and projects in the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies combined degree prior to 2020 and that it may not be possible to complete requirements for the combined degree before the end of Semester 2 of that year. Where a student in the Bachelor of Commerce proceeding under these resolutions applies for and is granted credit and wishes to complete the degree before 1 January, 2020, the student will be offered the opportunity to complete the Bachelor of Commerce degree under the resolutions that applied at 1 January, 2017.
(3)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2018 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, 2027.