Course rules and resolutions - Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts

 

Bachelor of Commerce 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 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) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

BPCOMART-01

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice. Visa requirements commonly restrict international students to full time study only.

3 Cross faculty management

(1)
Candidates in this combined degree will be under the general supervision of the University of Sydney Business School for the duration of the combined program.
(2)
The Deans of the University of Sydney Business School 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.

4 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 and Coursework Policy.

5 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the combined degree program are set out in Tables A, B and C of the University of Sydney Business School and Tables A and B of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts, a candidate must successfully complete 240 credit points, comprising:
(a)
a minimum of 96 credit points in units of study from Tables A and B of the University of Sydney Business School, including:
(i)
30 credit points of Bachelor of Commerce core units of study (24 junior credit points and 6 senior credit points; and
(ii)
a major from the Commerce subject areas listed in Tables A and B;
(b)
a minimum of 72 credit points of senior units of study from Table A of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, including a major from Arts and Social Sciences subject areas listed in Table A;
(c)
any additional units of study required to make 240 credit points in total;
(d)
and ensuring the completion of no more than 96 credit points in junior units of study.

6 Majors

(1)
Completion of a major in each degree is a requirement of the combined degree program. Units of study counted towards one major may not count toward any other major completed.*
(2)
The list of majors available for the Bachelor of Commerce and the requirements for the completion of a major, are specified in the course resolutions for the Bachelor of Commerce.
(3)
The list of majors available for the Bachelor of Arts and the requirements for the completion of a major, are specified in the resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
*Note: Exception applies to FINC2011 Corporate Finance which can be counted toward both the Banking and Finance majors.

7 Progression rules

Full time students must enrol in all junior core units of study for the Bachelor of Commerce within the first two years of enrolment.
(2)
Part time students must enrol in all junior core units of study for the Bachelor of Commerce within the first four years of enrolment.

8 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 combined degree program. Part time study is permitted if approved by the administering Discipline or Department.
(2)
Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Commerce are listed in the resolutions of the University of Sydney Business School.
(3)
Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Arts are listed in the resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

9 Award of the degrees

(1)
Candidates will be awarded a separate testamur for each degree completed.
(2)
The Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Arts are awarded as either Pass or Honours. The honours degree is awarded in classes according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the University of Sydney Business School and the 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.

10 Course transfer

A candidate may abandon the combined degree program and elect to complete either the Bachelor of Commerce or the Bachelor of Arts 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.

11 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2017.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2017 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, 2022. The Business School may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.