Master of Speech Language Pathology – MASPLAPA1000

Course rules

 

Master of Speech Language Pathology

Graduate Diploma in Communication Disorders


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 title
MASPLAPA-01 Master of Speech Language Pathology
GNCOMMDI-01 Graduate Diploma in Communication Disorders (Exit only)

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time, according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places in the Master of Speech Language Pathology will be offered to qualified applicants based on academic merit. No offers of admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Communications Disorders will be made - this is an exit award only.
(2)
Admission to candidature for the Master of Speech Language Pathology requires:
(a)
A PhD, master's or bachelor's degree from an Australian institution or equivalent; and
(b)
Pre-existing knowledge in the following two areas:
(i)  Phonology (applicants who do not have prior studies in phonology must complete prescribed units prior to commencement of the degree).
(ii)  Linguistics (applicants who do not have prior studies in linguistics must complete prescribed units prior to commencement of the degree).

5 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for this course are set out in the Faculty of Health Sciences Table of units of study for the Master of Speech Language Pathology.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Speech Language Pathology a candidate must complete 96 credit points of core units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Communication Disorders a candidate must complete 48 credit points of core units of study prescribed for the first year of the Master of Speech Language Pathology.

6 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree may elect to discontinue study and graduate with the graduate diploma, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the graduate diploma have been met.

7 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 requirements are completed by 1 January, 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.