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

 

Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics) 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 and stream title

BPESMSCI-02

Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics) 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 stream - Advanced Mathematics.
(2)
Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the course.

4 Cross-faculty management

(1)
Candidates in this combined degree program will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Education and Social Work for the duration of the combined degree course.
(2)
The Deans of the Faculty of Education and Social Work 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

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 degrees in the combined program are set out in:
(a)
the Faculty of Education and Social Work Table of Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics) and Bachelor of Science units of study and
(b)
Table 1: Bachelor of Science of the Faculty of Science Tables of units of study.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics) and Bachelor of Science, a candidate must complete 240 credit points, comprising:
(a)
Year 1
(i)  12 credit points of Education One units of study from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics) and Bachelor of Science Table;
(ii)  12 credit points of junior units of study in Mathematics as the first teaching area (the Major sequence), offered by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, chosen from Science Table 1;
(iii)  12 credit points of junior (level 1000) units of study in a second science teaching area, chosen from Science Table 1; and
(iv)  12 credit points of junior (level 1000) units of study, chosen from Science Table 1.
(v)  Candidates who intend on having Science as their second teaching area must include in the above requirements 12 credit points of units of study of one of either Chemistry or Physics.
(b)
Year 2
(i)  24 credit points of units of study from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics) 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 intermediate (level 2000) units of study in Mathematics as the first teaching area (the Major sequence), chosen from Science Table 1; and
(iii)  12 credit points of intermediate (level 2000) units of study in Mathematics or in the second science teaching area, chosen from Science Table 1.
(c)
Year 3
(i)  36 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units of study from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics) and Bachelor of Science Table, including 24 credit points of teaching area units; and
(ii)  12 credit points of senior (level 3000) units of study in Mathematics as the first teaching area (the Major sequence), chosen from Science Table 1.
(d)
Year 4
(i)  36 credit points of units of Curriculum and Professional Studies units of study from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics) and Bachelor of Science Table, including 12 credit points of teaching area units; and
(ii)  12 credit points of senior (level 3000) units of study in Mathematics as the first teaching area (the Major sequence), chosen from Science Table 1.
(e)
Year 5
(i)  24 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units of study from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics) and Bachelor of Science Table including 6 credit points of Education Three Optional units; and 18 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units; and
(ii)  24 credit points of units of study, including either 12 credit points of junior (level 1000), intermediate (level 2000) or senior (level 3000) units and 12 credit points of intermediate (level 2000) or senior (level 3000) units, chosen from Science Table 1; or for those candidates who are undertaking a second major in science, 24 credit points of senior (level 3000) units of study from the science teaching area chosen from Science Table 1.
(3)
Candidates completing the Advanced Mathematics stream in the Bachelor of Science must include:
(a)
a minimum of 12 credit points of intermediate units of study at either the advanced level or as TSP units in the Science subject areas of Mathematics and Statistics; and
(b)
a minimum of 24 credit points of senior units of study at the Advanced level or as TSP units in a major in Mathematics, Statistics or Financial Mathematics and Statistics.

7 Majors

(1)
Completion of a major in Mathematics is a requirement in this combined degree program. Candidates have the option of completing up to two majors, including a major in Mathematics and a major in Science. A major must support the teaching area. A major requires the completion of 24 senior (level 3000) credit points chosen from units of study listed for that major. Units of study counted towards one major may not count toward any other major completed. The majors available are:
(a)
Mathematics
(b)
Biology*
(c)
Chemistry*
(d)
Geology and Geophysics (Teaching area: Earth & Environmental Science)*
(e)
Geography*
(f)
Physics*
*Available as a second teaching/ second major area only.

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)
Candidates completing the Advanced Mathematics stream in the Bachelor of Science are required to maintain a minimum average mark of 65 in all intermediate and senior units of study in Science subject areas in each year of enrolment. Failure to maintain the required average will result in candidates being transferred to the Bachelor of Science in their next year of enrolment with full credit for the units of study completed.
(3)
Candidates completing the Advanced Mathematics stream in the Bachelor of Science who fail to achieve an average mark of 65 across all Science units of study attempted in their final year, but who have otherwise completed all the requirements of the degree, will be awarded the Bachelor of Science.

9 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious candidates, in either Education or Bachelor of Science.
(2)
Honours in Education requires the completion of an alternative 12 credit-point honours pathway described in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics Sciences) Table of units. Completion of the degree is required in the minimum standard full-time duration.
(3)
Honours in the Bachelor of Science requires an additional full-time year of study after the completion of the combined degrees. Part-time study of honours over two years consecutively may be permitted if the Faculty is satisfied the candidate cannot undertake honours full time.
(4)
Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics) are set out in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Education and Social Work. Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Science are listed in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science.

10 Award of the degrees

(1)
The Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics) and the Bachelor of Science are awarded at either Pass or Honours level.
(2)
The honours degree in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics) is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Second Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Education and Social Work.
(3)
The honours degree in the Bachelor of Science is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science.
(4)
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, but who have otherwise satisfied the course requirements, will be awarded the pass degree.

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, 2011 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 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, 2016 and provided that there is no suspension of candidature, in which case the candidature for any period shall proceed under the by-laws and resolutions in force at the time of re-enrolment. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.