Faculty Handbook Errata 2013

The following updates should be read in conjunction with the complete published version of the handbook found at sydney.edu.au/handbooks.

Any enquiries related to the updates should be directed to the faculty.

Agriculture and Environment

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 20/09/2012.

Architecture, Design and Planning

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 6/12/2012.

Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate


Item Change URL Section Date
 1 Translation Studies - TRNS7000 Translation Studies A will be offered in Semester 1, 2013. Postgraduate unit of study table Translation Studies Translation Studies  23/10/2012
2 Translation Studies - TRNS7001 Translation Studies B will be offered in Semester 2, 2013. Postgraduate unit of study table Translation Studies Translation Studies 23/10/2012
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Master of Digital Communication and Culture – Change to the elective component of the award.

With the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 12 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside those listed in the Digital Communication and Culture subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study Table, including a maximum of 6 credit points from units of study offered by other faculties. 

Also, MECO6928-Internship should be included in the electives for this table.

Resolutions for Digital Communication and Culture

Postgraduate unit of study table Digital Communication and Culture

Resolutions for Digital Communication and Culture -Section 6, 4(B)

Digital Communication and Culture

 11/12/2012
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Master of Strategic Public Relations – Change to the elective component of the award.

With the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 12 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside those listed in the Strategic Public Relations subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study Table, including a maximum of 6 credit points from units of study offered by other faculties. 

Also, MECO6928-Internship should be included in the electives for this table.

Resolutions for Strategic Public Relations

Postgraduate unit of study table Strategic Public Relations

Resolutions for Strategic Public Relations -Section 6, 4(B)

Strategic Public Relations

11/12/2012
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Master of Media Practice – Change to the elective component of the award.

With the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 12 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside those listed in the Media Practice subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study Table, including a maximum of 6 credit points from units of study offered by other faculties.  

Resolutions for Media Practice

Postgraduate unit of study table Media Practice

Resolutions for Media Practice -Section 6, 4(B)

Media Practice
11/12/2012
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Master of Health Communication – Change to the elective component of the award.

With the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 12 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside those listed in the Health Communication subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study Table, including a maximum of 6 credit points from units of study offered by other faculties. 

Resolutions for Health Communication

Postgraduate unit of study Health Communication

Resolutions for Health Communication -Section 6, 4(B)

Health Communication
11/12/2012
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Master of Publishing – Change to the elective component of the award.

With the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 12 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside those listed in the Publishing subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study Table, including a maximum of 6 credit points from units of study offered by other faculties. 

 Resolution for Publishing

postgraduate unit of study table Publishing

Resolutions for Publishing -Section 6, 4(B)

Publishing
 11/12/2012
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Grad Dip in/Master of Human Rights – Change to the Requirements of the award.

(3) Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Human Rights are required to complete 36 credit points including:

(a) 12 credit points of core units of study; and

(b) 24 credit points from elective units of study, including at least 6 credit points of core electives.

(4) Candidates for the Master of Human Rights are required to complete 48 credit points including:

(a) 12 credit points of core units of study; and

(b) 12 credit points from core elective units of study; and

(c) 24 credit points from elective units of study. With the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 12 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside those listed in the Human Rights subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study Table, these may come from other faculties.

DVST6901–Development: Critical Perspectives A and DVST6904–Rethinking Poverty should be listed as 'Core Electives' in the Human Rights table of units of study.

Resolution for Human Rights

Postgraduate unit of study table Human Rights

Resolutions of Human Rights - Section 6  11/12/2012
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Master of International Studies - The following units should be listed as elective units of study

CISS6001 New Security Challenges

CISS6002 Strategy & Security in the Asia-Pacific

CISS6004 Disease and Security

CISS6005 Ethics, Law and War

CISS6006 State-building and Fragile State

CISS6007 Terrorism in the Asia-Pacific Region

CISS6008 Population and Security

CISS6012 Civil-Military Relations

CISS6013 Middle East Conflict and Security

CISS6014 Human Security

CISS6015 Alliances and Coalition Warfare

CISS6016 Chinese Foreign and Security Policy

CISS6018 Nuclear Arms Control and Non Proliferation

CISS6011 Special Topics in International Security

Resolutions for International Studies

International Studies table of units of study

Resolutions for International Studies - Section 6 15/3/2013
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Master of Public Policy - The following units should be listed as elective units of study

CISS6001 New Security Challenges

CISS6002 Strategy & Security in the Asia-Pacific

CISS6004 Disease and Security

CISS6005 Ethics, Law and War

CISS6006 Statebuilding and Fragile States

CISS6007 Terrorism in the Asia-Pacific Region

CISS6008 Population and Security

CISS6012 Civil-Military Relations

CISS6013 Middle East Conflict and Security

CISS6014 Human Security

CISS6015 Alliances and Coalition Warfare

CISS6016 Chinese Foreign and Security Policy

CISS6018 Nuclear Arms Control and Non Proliferation

CISS6011 Special Topics in International Security

CHSC6909 Government and Public Services in China

Resolutions for Public Policy

Public Policy table of units of study

Resolutions for Public Policy - Section 6 15/3/2013
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Master of International Security - The following units should be listed in Section B of the Elective units of study

GOVT6103 Australia in Diplomacy, Defence and Trade

GOVT6136 Asia-Pacific Politics

GOVT6318 Crises, Disasters and Public Management

GOVT6121 Northeast Asian Politics

GOVT6123 Globalisation and Governance

GOVT6166 International Organisations

GOVT6117 International Politics of Human Rights

GOVT6119 International Security

GOVT6135 Global Environmental Politics

GOVT6220 The State, Secession and War

GOVT6304 Development and World Politics

GOVT6314 Terrorism and International Security

LAWS6856 Terrorism and Counterterrorism Policy and Law

CISS6017 Transnational Threats and Organised Crime

Resolutions for International Security

International Security table of units of study

Resolutions for International Studies - section 6 15/3/2013

Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate

Item Change URL Section Date
 1 French Studies - FRNC2666 Research Methods in French Studies will no longer be offered in 2013 Table A French Studies Table A French Studies  23/10/2012
 2 French Studies - FRNC3653 French Translation will no longer be offered in 2013  Table A French Studies Table A French Studies

23/10/2012
3 Modern Greek Studies - MGRK2633 Social Norms/Stereotypes in Greek Cinema will now be offered in Semester 2, 2013 and not in Semester 1. Table A Modern Greek Studies Table A Modern Greek Studies 23/10/2012
 4. Modern Greek Studies - MGRK3633 Greekness and Hellenism will now be offered in Semester 1, 2013 and not in Semester 2.

Table A Modern Greek Studies Table A Modern Greek Studies 23/10/2012
5. Music - MUSC2654 Popular Music will no not be offered in 2013 Table A Music Table A Music  23/10/2012
6. Government and International Relations - GOVT1104 Introduction to Political Science will not be offered in 2013 Table A Government and International Relations Table A Government and International Relations 22/1/2013
7.

Arabic World, Islam and the Middle East AND Arabic Language and Literature -

ARBC2633 Arabic Advanced Language & Literature 3A, ARBC3635 Arabic Advanced Translation & Writing 5A, ARBC3636 Arabic Advanced for Media Studies 6A will not be offered in 2013

Table A - Arabic World, Islam and the Middle East

Table A - Arabic Language and Literature

Table A - Arab World, Islam and the Middle East AND Arabic Language and Literature 19/2/2013
8.

Chinese Studies - CHNS3640 Chinese History Through Chinese Eyes will be offered in Semester 2, 2013

Table A - Chinese Studies

Table A - Chinese Studies 27/2/13
9.

Buddhist Studies has been added as an area of study available in the Diploma of Arts for 2013 and onwards.

Diploma of Arts Resolutions

Diploma of Arts Resolutions 31/5/13

Business School Postgraduate

Item Change URL Section Date
 1

Minor changes to the professional accounting accreditation requirements as per below:

II. Professional accreditation in accounting

Students seeking associate membership of CPA Australia or the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) should complete the Master of Professional Accounting, which is accredited by both CPA Australia and the ICAA. Depending on their choice of units of study, however, students enrolled in the Master of Commerce or a combined Master of Commerce program may also be able to cover the core knowledge areas required for associate membership of CPA Australia or the ICAA.

As a guide, choice of the following units of study are suggested to maximise the coverage of the foundation core knowledge areas that are required by the two main professional accounting bodies in Australia:

Foundational units of study

  • ACCT5001 Accounting Principles
  • BUSS5001 Firms, Markets and Business Management;
  • CLAW5001 Legal Environment of Business
  • FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
  • QBUS5001 Quantitative Methods for Business OR ECMT5001 Principles of Econometrics.

Accounting specialisation units of study

  • ACCT5002 Managerial Accounting and Decision Making
  • ACCT6001 Intermediate Financial Reporting
  • ACCT6007 Contemporary Issues in Auditing *
  • ACCT6010 Advanced Financial Reporting

Non-specialist units of study

  • ACCT6014 Designing Accounting Systems OR INFS5000 Accounting Information Systems
  • CLAW6002 Corporate Structures in Practice
Master of Commerce accreditation
Commerce  10/01/2013

Business School Undergraduate

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 1

Degree structure for the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) should read as follows:

  • three core junior units of study, including a zero credit point unit, (12 credit points) and one senior capstone unit of study (six credit points)
  • compulsory units of study from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Table A subject areas) to the total minimum value of 24 credit points
  • compulsory units of study from the Faculty of Science (Table 1 subject areas) to the total minimum value of 12 credit points
  • two majors: one selected from the subject areas specified as 'Major I subject areas' and one from the subject areas specified as 'Major II subject areas'
  • a maximum of 96 credit points in junior units of study (1000 level units of study)
  • a minimum of 108 credit points in units of study from the University of Sydney Business School (a maximum of 84 credit points from non-Business School subject areas).
Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) degree structure Commerce (Liberal Studies)  19/11/2012

 

Dentistry

Item Change URL Section Date
 1

Bachelor of Dentistry

Table of Units of Study - year 4

The units should be listed as follows:

  • USDP4001- Life Sciences 7
  • USDP4012 - Total Patient Care 3
  • USDP4013 - Professional and Community Practice 3
  • USDP4014 - Elective 3
  • USDP4019 - Research/Honours Project 3
  • USDP4021 - Life Sciecnes 8
  • USDP4022 - Total Patient Care 4
  • USDP4023 - Professional and Community Practice 4
  • USDP4024 - Elective 4
  • USDP4029 - Research/Honours Project 4
Descriptions for the above listed units are available from the Faculty of Dentistry office.
Bachelor of Dentistry Unit of Study Tables Year 4 units of study  30/1/2013

Education and Social Work Postgraduate

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 5/10/2012.

Education and Social Work Undergraduate and Graduate Entry

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 24/10/2012.

Engineering and Information Technologies

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 5/11/2012.

Graduate Studies

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 14/12/2012.

Health Sciences

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 18/10/2012.

Koori Centre

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 21/08/2012.

Pharmacy

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 9/10/2012.

Science

Item Change URL Section Date
 1

Immunobiology Intermediate Units - Remove the following statement:

"The completion of MBLG2101/2901 is highly recommended."

Table 1 - Immunobiology Units of Study Undergraduate: Table 1 - Immunobiology 18/02/2013
 2

Neuroscience Senior Units - Inclusion of PSYC3012 as an available unit. Removal of PSYC3018 as an available unit. Amended statement:

For a major in Neuroscience, 24 credit points must be chosen from any of the following units: PCOL3022/3922, NEUR3001/3901, NEUR3002/3902, NEUR3003/3903, NEUR3004/3904, PSYC3011, PSYC3012, PSYC3013, PSYC3014/3914.

Table 1 - Neuroscience - Units of Study Undergraduate: Table 1 - Neuroscience

18/02/2013

Updated 13/11/2013

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Computational Science Senior Units - COSC3011/3911 prohibitions:

PHY3043/3943 and PHYS3044/3944 are prohibited against COSC3011/3911.

Table 1 - Computational Science - Units of Study Undergraduate: Table 1 - Computational Science 18/02/2013
 4

Mathematics Senior Units - MATH3078/3978 amended assessment:

To pass MATH3078/3978, students must achieve satisfactory performance in the in-semester assessment component.

Table 1 - Mathematics - Units of Study Undergraduate: Table 1 - Mathematics 18/02/2013
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Financial Mathematics and Statistics Senior Units - MATH3078/3978 amended assessment:

To pass MATH3078/3978, students must achieve satisfactory performance in the in-semester assessment component.

Table 1 - Financial Mathematics and Statistics - Units of Study Undergraduate: Table 1 - Financial Mathematics and Statistics 18/02/2013
 6

Marine Science and Management - MARS5009 amended assessment:

Assessment: Practical exercises (50%), 500 word project assignment (20%), exam (30%).

Marine Science and Management - Units of Study Postgraduate Coursework: Marine Science and Management 18/02/2013
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Health Psychology - Inclusion of further additional elective units: master's only.

The following units are also available as elective units in the master's degree only: HPOL5000, HPOL5003, HPOL5007, MECO6919, MMHU6913, PUBH5033.

Health Psychology - Units of Study Postgraduate Coursework: Health Psychology 18/02/2013
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Cell Pathology Senior Units - CPAT3201 and CPAT3202 amended prerequisites:

Students need to have completed one of the following:

1. At least 6cp intermediate for one of the following units of study: ANAT, BCHM, BIOL, HPSC, MBLG, MICR, PCOL, or PHSI; or

2. For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including BMED2401; or

3. Completion of suitable subjects as determined by the Head of Department.

Table 1 - Cell Pathology - Units of Study Undergraduate: Table 1 - Cell Pathology 25/02/2013
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Study in other faculties - amended rules regarding ECMT1010

No student in any degree administered by the Faculty of Science (including those degrees jointly administered by the Faculty of Science and another faculty) shall be permitted to undertake ECMT1010. No exception is made for students in the BSc/BA or the BLAS degrees. ECMT1010 has been deemed mutually exclusive with units in Table 1 - namely MATH1005, MATH1015 and MATH1905.

If their degree resolutions allow, students may enrol into ECMT1020 or intermediate Econometrics and Economics units of study. These units are not deemed mutually exclusive with Table 1.

Students in the BSc/BA or the BLAS degrees wishing to complete an Econometrics major or an Economics major should take one of MATH1005, MATH1015 or MATH1905 in lieu of ECMT1010. Where successful completion of ECMT1010 is a necessary prerequisite for entry into another unit of study (eg, ECMT1020 or intermediate Econometrics units), successful completion of MATH1005, MATH1015 or MATH1905 shall be accepted as fulfilling that component of the prerequisite.

Any BSc/BA or BLAS degree students who have completed ECMT1010 prior to 2013 shall be made an exception. They will be permitted to count ECMT1010 towards completion of their degree.

For the same reasons, no student in any degree administered by the Faculty of Science (including those degrees jointly administered by the Faculty of Science and another faculty) shall be permitted to undertake STAT1021 or ENVX1001.

Study in other faculties Undergraduate: study in other faculties 25/02/2013
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Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science (BLAS) - Sample BLAS pathway: Psychology major

Bioethics HPSC1000 (6) appearing in Year 3 is replaced by Reality, Ethics and Beauty PHIL1011 (6). 

BLAS Sample Enrolment Undergraduate: Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science - Sample Enrolment 25/02/2013
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Environmental Science - amended course outcomes

"Graduates of the Master of Science in Environmental Science who have completed the 12cp Research Project ENVI5501 are eligible to apply for admission to a research degree (MSc or PhD)."

Environmental Science - Course Information Postgraduate Coursework: Environmental Science 25/02/2013
 12

Sustainability - SUST5005

SUST5005 will now be offered in Semester 110 (i.e. Intensive October).

Sustainability - Units of Study Postgraduate Coursework: Sustainability 28/02/2013
 13

Chemistry Intermediate Units - CHEM2404 Prerequisites

"(CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903) and (CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904), 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics."

Table 1 - Chemistry Units of Study Undergraduate: Table 1 - Chemistry 22/03/2013
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Bachelor of  Science / Master of Nutrition and Dietetics (BSc/MND) - Table 1G - Second Year - Remove points (v) and (vi). Insert the following:

"(v) An additional 24 credit points of intermediate Science electives from Table 1"

BSc/MND - Table 1G Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science / Master of Nutrition and Dietetics - Sample Enrolment 22/03/2013
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Environmental Studies, Geography and Geology and Geophysics Intermediate Units - GEOS2111 and GEOS2911 amended prerequisites:

24 credit points of Junior Science units of study, including 6 credit points of first year Geosciences units

Table 1 - Environmental Studies Units of Study

Table 1 - Geography Units of Study

Table 1 - Geology and Geophysics Units of Study

Undergraduate: Table 1 - Environmental Studies

Undergraduate: Table 1 - Geography

Undergraduate: Table 1 - Geology and Geophysics

22/03/2013
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Molecular Biology and Genetics Intermediate Units - Additional note:

"6 credit points of Intermediate Biochemistry units (taken from BCHM2071/2971 and/or BCHM2072/2972) is a pre-requisite for BCHM3071/3971 and BCHM3072/3972, which are required for a major in Molecular Biology and Genetics."

Table 1 - Molecular Biology and Genetics Units of Study

 

Undergraduate: Table 1 - Molecular Biology and Genetics 22/03/2013
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Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics and Nutrition and Metabolism Senior Units - BCHM3071/3971, BCHM3072/3972, BCHM3081/3981, BCHM3082/3982 and BCHM3092/3992 amended prerequisites:

All references to "MBLG2701" should be "MBLG2071".

Table 1 - Biochemistry Units of Study

Table 1 - Molecular Biology and Genetics Units of Study

Table 1 - Nutrition and Metabolism Units of Study

Undergraduate: Table 1 - Biochemistry

Undergraduate: Table 1 - Molecular Biology and Genetics

Undergraduate: Table 1 - Nutrition and Metabolism

22/03/2013
 18

Culture, Society and Global Citizenship Units - Inclusion of ARHT1001 (Art and Experience) as an available Liberal Studies unit in this category.

BLAS - Table of Liberal Studies Units

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science - Table of Liberal Studies Units

28/03/2013
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Geography Senior Units - GEOG2321, GEOS3101/3901 should be removed from the list of Senior units for the Geography major. GEOS3103/3803 should be added to the list of Senior units for the Geography major. The requirements for the major should read:

For a major in Geography, the minimum requirement is 24 credit points from senior units of study comprising:

(i)GEOS3333/3933 and/or GEOS3053/3953; plus

(ii) any of GEOS3520/3920, GEOS3524/3924, GEOS3009/3909, GEOS3014/3914, GEOS3103/3803, ENVI3111 and ENVI3112.

Table 1 - Geography Units of Study

Undergraduate: Table 1 - Geography

22/04/2013

Updated 10/10/2013

Sydney College of the Arts

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 31/08/2012.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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Bachelor of Music Studies/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. Correction to the Resolutions in the Enrolment pattern Table for Musicology, The number of Elective credit points should be 9 not 21.

 

Undergraduate resolution for Music Studies/Medicine/Surgery

 

Section 5 (c) Musicology 11/12/2012

Sydney Law School

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 10/12/2012.

Sydney Medical School

Item Change URL Section Date
 1 Public Health - Students who commenced prior to 2013 must complete PUBH5031 or QUAL5005. Masters students who commenced in 2010, 2011 or 2012 must complete PUBH5034. Table of units of study: Public Health  Pre-2013 core units of study  10/1/2013
 2 Genetic Counselling - Academic Year 2 and Stage 2 units of study - EDPK5013
Quantitative Analysis  and EDPK6012
Qualitative Analysis are not on offer in 2013.  Master of Genetic Counselling students must complete GENC5016 Research Data Analysis to fulfil the course requirements.
Pattern of enrolment and Table of units of study: Genetic Counselling

Pattern of enrolment - Academic Year 2 Semester 2;

Stage 2 units of study

 10/1/2013
 3

Assessment change for SEXH5409 Adult Sexual Assault

Assessment weighting has changed for SEXH5409 to:

Workbook (40%); Participation on campus (10%); case study (30%); completion of 1 expert certificate (20%)


Units of Study descriptions for 2013

Units of Study descriptions for 2013  21/1/2013
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Brain and Mind Sciences

BMRI5013 Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology is not on offer in 2013

Table of Units of Study:Brain and Mind Sciences

Elective Units 30/1/2013

Sydney Nursing School

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 12/11/2012.

Veterinary Science

There have been no updates to this handbook since publication on 19/11/2012.