Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management

The units of study listed in the following table are those available for the current year. Students may also include any units of study, which are additional to those currently listed, which appear under these subject areas in the Business School handbook/website in subsequent years (subject to any prerequisite or prohibition rules).

Timetabling information for the current year is available on this website: Timetables.

Table A - The University of Sydney Business School

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management

Honours in Work and Organisational Studies

Achievement of Honours in Work and Organisational Studies requires 48 of credit points from this table comprising:
(i) 48 credit points of 4000-level core units

Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management major

Achievement of a major in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management requires 48 credit points from this table comprising:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 6 credit points of 3000-level core units
(iv) 18 credit points of 3000-level selective units.

Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management minor

Achievement of a minor in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management requires 36 credit points from this table comprising:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units.

Units of study

The relevant units of study are listed below.

1000-level units of study

Core
WORK1003
Foundations of Work and Employment
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK1004
Foundations of Management
6    N WORK2201
Semester 1
Semester 2

2000-level units of study

Core
WORK2203
IR Policy and Processes
6    P 24 credit points of Junior units of study including (WORK1003 or WORK1002)
Semester 2
WORK2205
HR Strategies and Processes
6    P 24 credit points of Junior units of study including (WORK1003 or WORK1002)
Semester 1

3000-level units of study

Core (major only)
WORK3600
IR and HRM in Practice
6    P Students commencing from 2018: completion of at least 120 credit points including WORK1003, WORK1004, WORK2203 and WORK2205. Pre-2018 continuing students: completion of at least 120 credit points including WORK2203 and WORK2205.
N WORK2215


This unit should only be undertaken by students in their final semester of the IR and HRM major.
Semester 2a
Selective
IBUS3104
Ethical International Business Decisions
6    P Completion of at least 48 credit points
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFS3050
Business Intelligence for Managers
6    A INFS1000 or INFO1000 or INFO1003 or INFO1903
Semester 2
WORK3201
International Human Resource Management
6    A WORK1003
P Completion of at least 48 credit points
N WORK2217
Intensive June
Semester 1
WORK3206
Workplace Law and Regulation
6    A WORK1003
P Completion of at least 48 credit points
N WORK2227
Semester 2
WORK3207
Future of Work
6    A WORK1003
P Completion of at least 48 credit points
N WORK2225
Semester 1
WORK3208
Globalisation, Work and Employment
6    A WORK1003 and (WORK1004 or WORK2201)
P completion of at least 48 credit points
N WORK2224
Semester 2

4000-level units of study

Core
BUSS4000
Honours in Business
   P BUSS4001 AND 2 x Honours coursework units in the specialisation area ((BUSS4112 and BUSS4113) or (BUSS4212 and BUSS4213) or (BUSS4312 and BUSS4313) or (BUSS4412 and BUSS4413) or (BUSS4512 and BUSS4513) or (BUSS4612 and BUSS4613) or (BUSS4712 and BUSS4713) or (BUSS4812 and BUSS4813)).
C BUSS4104

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS4001
Business Honours Research Methods
12    P Students must meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area
Semester 1
BUSS4812
Work and Organisational Studies Honours A
6    P Students must meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area
C BUSS4001; BUSS4813
Semester 1
BUSS4813
Work and Organisational Studies Honours B
6    P Students must meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area
C BUSS4001; BUSS4812
Semester 1
BUSS4104
Business Honours Thesis
24    P BUSS4001 + 2 x Honours coursework units in the specialisation area
C BUSS4000
Semester 2