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

 

Bachelor of Commerce 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 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

FH034

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science

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 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 School student office.

4 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 University of Sydney Business School and the Faculty of Science shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerning the combined award 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 the Table of undergraduate units of study: University of Sydney Business School and Table 1 from the Faculty of Science. The Faculty of Science 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.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the pass degrees a candidate must successfully complete 240 credit points.
(3)
Requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce a candidate must successfully complete a minimum of 96 credit points of units of study from the Table of undergraduate units of study: University of Sydney Business School including:
(a)
36 credit points of core units of study;
(b)
a major from one of the Commerce subject areas; and
(c)
a minimum of 48 credit points in senior units of study.
(4)
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Science a candidate must successfully complete a minimum of 96 credit points of units of study from Science subject areas including:
(a)
a major from Science subject areas in Table 1;
(b)
a minimum of 12 credit points from the Science subject areas of Mathematics and Statistics; and
(c)
a minimum of 24 credit points of junior units of study from at least two Science subject areas other than Mathematics and Statistics.
(d)
a minimum of 60 credit points of intermediate and senior units of study from the Science subject areas in Table 1.
(5)
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) stream
Candidates completing the Advanced stream of the Bachelor of Science must include as part of the above requirements:
(a)
maximum 48 credit points from junior Science units of study;
(b)
a minimum of 12 credit points of intermediate Science units of study at either the Advanced level or as TSP units; and
(c)
a minimum of 48 credit points of senior Science units of study of which at least 24 credit points are units of study in a single Science subject area, taken at the Advanced level or as TSP units.
(6)
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) stream
Candidates completing the Advanced Mathematics stream of the Bachelor of Science must include as part of the above requirements:
(a)
maximum 48 credit points from junior Science units of study;
(b)
minimum 12 credit points of intermediate Mathematics and Statistics units of study at either the Advanced level or as TSP units;
(c)
a major in Mathematics, Statistics or Financial Mathematics and Statistics; and
(d)
a minimum of 48 credit points of senior Science units of study of which at least 24 credit points are completed at the Advanced level or as TSP units in Mathematics and Statistics.

7 Majors

(1)
Candidates are required to complete a major in both the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science. Units of study counted towards one major may not count toward any other major completed.
(2)
The majors available for the Bachelor of Commerce are specified in the course resolutions for the Bachelor of Commerce.
(3)
The majors available in the Bachelor of Science are specified in the course resolutions for the Bachelor of Science.

8 Progression rules

(1)
A candidate may proceed concurrently to the degrees of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science.
(2)
In the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) or Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics), students must maintain in intermediate and senior units of study in Science subject areas an average mark of 65 or greater in each year of enrolment.
(3)
Students in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) or Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) streams who fail to maintain a Credit average will be transferred to the Bachelor of Science in the next year of enrolment with full credit for units completed in the Advanced or Advanced Mathematics stream.
(4)
Students in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) or Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) streams who fail to achieve a credit average across all units attempted in their final year of the degree will be awarded the Bachelor of Science pass degree.
(5)
To transfer from the Bachelor of Science to the Advanced or Advanced Mathematics stream, a student must satisfy the following:
(a)
completion of at least 48 credit points;
(b)
an average of 75 or greater over all attempted units of study; and
(c)
be able to enrol in the required number of advanced level or TSP units.
(6)
Full time students must enrol in all junior core units of study for the Bachelor of Commerce within the first two years of enrolment. Part time students must enrol in all junior core units of study for the Bachelor of Commerce within the first four years of enrolment.

9 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 pass degree. Part time study over two years may be permitted with School approval.
(2)
Both of the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Science may be awarded with honours in any of the subject areas as approved by the school. Joint honours in two of these subject areas may also be available.
(3)
Admission and award requirements for honours in each course are described in the Resolutions of the University of Sydney Business School and the Faculty of Science.

10 Award of the degrees

(1)
Both Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Science are awarded in the grades of 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 Science.
(2)
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 either the Bachelor of Commerce 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 students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 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, 2016. The School may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.