Bachelor of Advanced Computing

 

Bachelor of Computing

Bachelor of Advanced Computing

Bachelor of Advanced Computing and Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Advanced Computing and Bachelor of Commerce


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), 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 and stream title

BPCOMPUT-01

Bachelor of Computing

BPADVCMP-01

Bachelor of Advanced Computing

BPACMSCI-01

Bachelor of Advanced Computing / Bachelor of Science

BPACMCOM-01

Bachelor of Advanced Computing / Bachelor of Commerce

 

2.
Attendance Pattern
The attendance pattern for these courses is full time or part time according to candidate choice. Part-time students must still satisfy appropriate enrolment progression and are subject to the same degree time limits as full-time students. Visa requirements commonly restrict international students to full time study only. The Faculty strongly recommends full-time enrolment as the preferred option for all undergraduate students unless exceptional circumstances exist.
3.
Streams
(1)
The Bachelor of Computing is not available in streams.
(2)
The Bachelor of Advanced Computing is available in the Dalyell stream.
(3)
Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Advanced Computing. The requirements for the Dalyell stream are set out in Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees. Candidates wishing to transfer into or out of the Dalyell stream should contact the Student Centre.
(4)
The Bachelor of Science, as part of the Bachelor of Advanced Computing / Bachelor of Science combined degree, is available in the following streams:
(a)
Health
(b)
Medical Science
(c)
Dalyell
Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Science. The requirements for the completion of each stream are as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Science or, in the case of the Dalyell Stream, in Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees. Candidates wishing to transfer between the Bachelor of Science streams should contact the Student Centre. Candidates who qualify for the Dalyell stream may complete that stream while also completing another stream.
(5)
The Bachelor of Commerce, as part of the Bachelor of Advanced Computing / Bachelor of Commerce combined degree, is available in the following streams:
(a)
Dalyell
Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Commerce. The requirements for the completion of the Dalyell Stream are set out in Table S the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees. Candidates wishing to transfer into or out of the Dalyell Stream should contact the Student Centre.
4.
Cross-Faculty Management
(1)
Candidates will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies for the duration of the degree or combined degree.
(2)
The Deans of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology and the Faculty responsible for the second degree shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerned with the combined course not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.
5.
Admission to Candidature
(1)
Admission to the Bachelor of Advanced Computing, the Bachelor of Advanced Computing and Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Advanced Computing and Bachelor of Commerce 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 applicants. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission requirements are found in the Coursework Rule and the Coursework Policy.
(2)
Commencing candidates may not be admitted to candidature in the Bachelor of Computing. With the permission of the Faculty, candidates in the Bachelor of Advanced Computing may transfer into the Bachelor of Computing as specified in Clause 13 below.
(3)
Admission to the Dalyell stream requires achievement of a minimum tertiary admission rank (ATAR) set by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies or equivalent standard.
6.
Requirements for Award
(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Computing, the Bachelor of Advanced Computing, the Bachelor of Advanced Computing/Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Advanced Computing/Bachelor of Science are:
(a)
Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing;
(b)
Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce;
(c)
Table A for the Bachelor of Science;
(d)
Table S from the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees;
(e)
Table O from the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
In these resolutions, except where otherwise specified Table S and Table O mean Table S and Table O as specified here.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Computing, a candidate must complete 144 credit points, comprising:
(a)
78 credit points of core units as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing;
(b)
An Information Technology Major (48 credit points) from Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing and as defined in section 7 below;
(c)
Optionally, up to 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O;
(d)
Optionally a minor (36 credit points) from Table S;
(e)
Where appropriate, additional elective units as required from Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Advanced Computing, a candidate must complete 192 credit points, comprising:
(a)
96 credit points of core units as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing;
(b)
An Information Technology Major (48 credit points) from Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing and as defined in section 7 below;
(c)
At least 12 credit points of 4000-level or higher IT electives from Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing;
(d)
Optionally up to 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O;
(e)
Optionally, minor (36 credit points) or second major (48 credit points) from Table S;
(f)
Where appropriate, additional elective units as required from Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing or Table S.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Advanced Computing / Bachelor of Science a candidate must complete 240 credit points comprising:
(a)
96 credit points of core units as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing;
(b)
An Information Technology Major (48 credit points) from Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing and as defined in section 7 below;
(c)
At least 12 credit points of 4000-level or higher IT electives from Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing;
(d)
Degree core: 12 credit points of mathematics degree core units of study as set out in Table A for the Bachelor of Science (students may count the units from their major(s) or minor(s) to fulfill this requirement) and 12 credit points of 1000-level science elective units of study (excluding units listed as Mathematics degree core) as set out in Table A (students may count the units from their major(s) or minor(s) to fulfil this requirement); and
(e)
A Science Major (48 credit points) or a 3-year program with an embedded major from Table A for the Bachelor of Science, and which is different from the major completed to satisfy requirements specified clause 6 (4)(b) above (note: candidates taking Computational Data Science to fulfil requirements specified in clauses 6 (4) (b) may not take Data Science to fulfil requirements for the second major specified in this clause);
(f)
If enrolled in a stream, requirements for the stream as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Science or Table S.
(g)
12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O;
(h)
Where appropriate, additional elective units as required from Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing, Table A for the Bachelor of Science and Table S.
(5)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Advanced Computing / Bachelor of Commerce a candidate must complete 240 credit points comprising:
(a)
96 credit points of core units as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing;
(b)
An Information Technology Major (48 credit points) from Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing and as defined in section 7 below;
(c)
At least 12 credit points of 4000-level or higher IT electives from Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing;
(d)
24 credit points of core units of study as set out in Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce;
(e)
A Commerce Major (48 credit points) from Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce;
(f)
12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O;
(g)
Where appropriate, additional elective units as required from Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing, Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce, and Table S.
7.
Majors, Minors and Programs
(1)
Bachelor of Computing and Bachelor of Advanced Computing
(a)
Completion of a major (the Information Technology Major) from Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing is a requirement for the Bachelor of Computing and Bachelor of Advanced Computing. The majors available as Information Technology Majors are:
(i)
Computer Science
(ii)
Software Development
(iii)
Information Systems
(iv)
Computational Data Science
(b)
Completion of a minor (the common pool minor) as listed and specified in Table S is optional in the Bachelor of Computing. Completion of a minor or major (the common pool minor or major) as listed and specified in Table S is optional in the Bachelor of Advanced Computing. The available minors and majors and requirements are as specified in TableS. Students taking an Information Technology Major in Computational Data Science may not take a minor or major in Data Science from Table S.
(2)
Bachelor of Advanced Computing / Bachelor of Science
(a)
Completion of a major (the Information Technology Major) from Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing is a requirement for the Bachelor of Advanced Computing/Bachelor of Science. The majors available as Information Technology Majors are as specified in clause 7 (1)(a) for the Bachelor of Advanced Computing.
(b)
Completion of a major (the Science Major) or a program which contains a major (the Science Program) from Table A for the Bachelor of Science is a requirement for the Bachelor of Advanced Computing/ Bachelor of Science. The Science Major must not be the same as the Information Technology Major completed to satisfy requirements specified in clause 7 (2)(a) above. Students taking an Information Technology Major in Computational Data Science may not take a Table A major for the Bachelor of Science or Table S Major in Data Science. The majors and programs available and requirements for completing the majors and programs are as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Science.
(3)
Bachelor of Advanced Computing / Bachelor of Commerce
(a)
Completion of a major (the Information Technology Major) from Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing is a requirement for the Bachelor of Advanced Computing/ Bachelor of Commerce. The majors available are as specified in clause 7 (1) (a) for the Bachelor of Advanced Computing.
(b)
Completion of a major (the Commerce Major) from Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce is a requirement. The majors available and requirements for completing the major are as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce.
8.
Progression Rules
(1)
Progression within a major, program or minor: Except with the permission of the relevant program, major or minor coordinator, candidates must have passed, or be concurrently enrolled in, all units of study at a given level before enrolling in any units at a higher level.
(2)
Progression within the Bachelor of Advanced Computing combined degrees: Candidates must adhere to any progression rules for the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Commerce as relevant.
(3)
Progression within the Medical Science Stream: Students in this stream will be required to meet the progression requirements for the stream.
(4)
Progression with the Dalyell Stream: .
(a)
With the permission of the Dalyell coordinator, candidates in the Dalyell stream may attempt advanced units at higher levels than the usual sequence through a program, major or minor.
(b)
Candidates must achieve an Annual Average Mark at a level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies in each year of study to continue in the Dalyell stream. Candidates who do not maintain an Annual Average Mark at the level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies may continue in any other major, minor, program or stream into which they were admitted, but will not remain in the Dalyell stream.
9.
Requirements for the Honours degree
(1)
Bachelor of Computing: Honours is not available in the Bachelor of Computing.
(2)
Bachelor of Advanced Computing (as either a single degree or as part of a combined degree): Honours is awarded in the Bachelor of Advanced Computing to meritorious candidates who meet the level of performance specified in clause 10.
(3)
Honours in an area of study in the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce, as part of a combined degree with the Bachelor of Advanced Computing
(a)
Honours in an area of study in the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Commerce, as part of the combined degree, is available to meritorious candidates by enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and completing an embedded honours component after completion of requirements for the combined degree.
(b)
For candidates completing the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Commerce as part of a combined degree with the Bachelor of Advanced Computing and also completing an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, the requirement in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies for completion of a second major shall be met by the Information Technology major specified in 6 (4) (b) or 6 (5) (b).
10.
Award of the Degrees
(1)
The Bachelor of Advanced Computing degree is awarded with honours. The honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Second Class, Division Two. The various classes of Honours are awarded on the basis of a candidate's EIHWAM.
Description Range
Honours Class I 75 <= EIHWAM
Honours Class II (Division 1) 70 <= EIHWAM <75
Honours Class II (Division 2) 65 <= EIHWAM <70
Candidates who do not meet the requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Advanced Computing but who have otherwise satisfied the course requirements, will be awarded the pass degree.
(2)
The Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Commerce are awarded at pass level. Honours in Science or Commerce is taken by enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and completing an embedded honours component.
(3)
Candidates who attempt the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Commerce as part of a combined degree with the Bachelor of Advanced Computing with an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies who do not meet the requirements for honours but who meet the requirement for the pass degree, may be awarded the relevant degree or combined degree at pass level for which they fulfil requirements.
11.
Cross-institutional study
Cross-institutional study is not available in the Bachelor of Computing or Bachelor of Advanced Computing. Cross-institutional study in the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Science is as specified in the relevant degree and faculty resolutions.
12.
International exchange
The faculties of Engineering and Information Technology, Science and Commerce encourage candidates in these degrees to participate in international exchange programs subject to the terms set out in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology.
13.
Course Transfer
(1)
A candidate enrolled in the Bachelor of Advanced Computing who has satisfied the requirements of the Bachelor of Computing may transfer to the Bachelor of Computing and graduate.
(2)
A candidate in a combined degree with the Bachelor of Advanced Computing may abandon that combined degree and elect to complete either the Bachelor of Advanced Computing or the other component of the combined degree (the Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Commerce) in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.
(3)
A candidate who, having satisfied requirements for a combined degree with the Bachelor of Advanced Computing, who has enrolled in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies to complete an embedded honours component as specified in 9 (3) (a) may abandon the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and graduate with the Bachelor of Advanced Computing or the associated combined degree in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree or those degrees.
14.
Credit for previous study
Credit transfer is subject to the provisions of the Coursework Policy and the Resolutions of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and also, for students enrolled in combined degrees, the resolutions of the relevant faculty.
15.
Transitional Provisions
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2018.