How to use this handbook

An understanding of the information in this handbook will allow you to make more informed choices about your study at the University of Sydney. It will:

  • ensure that you have the information necessary to make informed program and unit of study choices.
  • ensure that you understand the rules that both govern and ensure your successful academic progress toward graduating at the end of your degree.

Most of the information presented under the tabs across the top of this web page will provide you with the information necessary to make program and unit of study choices. These choices will enable you to attain a wholistic and well-rounded understanding of your disciplinary area of interest, so that you may fulfil your academic and vocational ambitions.

  • When you browse the tabs from left-to-right, you will observe a General tab and a tab for each school and two specialised study programs within the Faculty. These are:
  • Aeronautical, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Information Engineering
  • Information Technologies and
  • Project Management.

The menu sets under each of the School and Program tabs consist of general information about the courses and units of study on offer.

The requirements for Flexible First-year entry are found under the General tab.

Unit of Study Tables and Descriptions

Unit of study tables and descriptions for each undergraduate degree can be found under the tab corresponding to the School or Program (Biomedical Engineering or Project Management).

In addition, elective unit of study tables and descriptions for faculty-wide electives, those on offer in the Advanced Engineering program and the Talented Information Technology program, and those related to Exchange programs, are listed under the General tab, for ease of access.

Students and professionals seeking to further develop their skills in engineering and information technology in order to meet professional requirements may apply to undertake individual units of study as non-award students. Whether you are an undergraduate degree student or a graduate seeking to enhance your learning, it is envisaged that you will find the information layout useful.

Other information under the General Tab, for instance, the course rules and course resolutions (Senate and faculty resolutions), relates to the second concern: that of ensuring that your academic progress meets the requirements necessary for you to graduate at the end of your degree.

Senate and Faculty Resolutions

The Senate Resolutions and Faculty Resolutions specify general course requirements; the Senate Resolutions for the courses offered and conferred by the University of Sydney, and the Faculty Resolutions for those courses specifically conferred by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.

Faculty Resolutions also outline the general conditions of enrolment and progression that pertain to its degrees. These conditions are outlined under five broad areas:

  1. course enrolment
  2. unit of study enrolment
  3. studying and assessment
  4. progression, results and graduation
  5. transitional provisions.

Course rules

The Course Rules specify the enrolment, progression and completion requirements for each single and combined degree offered by the Faculty, and in so doing, expand upon and particularise the general course requirements contained in the Faculty Resolutions.

For instance, in order to prescribe the allowable enrolment of a student in a particular course, course rules outline the particulars of the following:

  • the attendance pattern
  • the streams offered within the particular degree
  • admission and award requirements
  • requirements for the Honours degree
  • transitional provisions.

Please take the time to become familiar with the course rules and resolutions for your degree.

It is recommended that the Senate Resolutions for the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies be read in conjunction with both the appropriate Faculty resolutions and the individual course rules relating to your degree.