Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) – RMAPPSCI2000

Course rules

 

Master of Applied 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 (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 (the 'HDR Rule'), the Academic Board resolutions relating to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy and the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended).

Course resolutions

Part 1: Preliminary

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

SC108

Master of Applied Science

Part 2: Admission requirements

2 Eligibility for admission to candidature

(1)
To be eligible to be admitted to candidature by the Dean or Associate Dean, an applicant must hold or have completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney in an area of study relevant to that in which the applicant wishes to undertake the degree.
(2)
The Dean or Associate Dean may admit to candidature an applicant who does not meet the requirements of sub-clause (1), provided that the applicant holds a qualification or qualifications that, in the opinion of the Faculty Research Higher Degree Subcommittee, is equivalent to those prescribed in sub-clause (1).

3 Application for admission to candidature

(1)
An applicant for admission to candidature must submit to the Faculty:
(a)
satisfactory evidence of the applicant's eligibility for admission; and
(b)
a proposed supervisor within the Faculty of Health Sciences; and
(c)
a proposed course of research and advanced study; and
(d)
a statement certifying the applicant's understanding that, subject to the HDR Rule, if the candidature is successful, his or her thesis will be lodged with the University Librarian and made available for immediate public use.
(2)
In addition, an applicant for admission to part-time candidature must submit a statement that he or she will have sufficient time available to complete the requirements of the degree in accordance with these resolutions.

4 Credit transfer

The HDR Rule specifies the conditions for the granting of credit for previous studies, including the effect on completion times.

Part 3: Candidature

5 Appointment of supervisor

The Research Group Convenor will appoint a supervisor and associate supervisor for each candidate in accordance with the HDR Rule and Academic Board policies for postgraduate research higher degree supervision.

6 Control of candidature

The HDR Rule specifies the conditions for the control of candidature by the University.

7 Location of candidature and attendance

The HDR Rule specifies the conditions for the location of candidature and attendance by candidates at the University.

Part 4: Requirements

8 Degree requirements

(1)
To satisfy the requirements of the degree candidates must:
(a)
complete any specified probationary requirements and conditions of candidature;
(b)
complete any units of study prescribed by the Research Group Convenor;
(c)
conduct research on the approved topic; and
(d)
write a thesis embodying the results of the research that passes the examination.

9 The thesis

(1)
A candidate shall produce a thesis that meets the requirements specified in the HDR Rule.
(2)
A candidate must ensure that the thesis prepared for examination is typewritten and bound according to the Academic Board resolutions of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
(3)
The thesis will be no more than 60,000 words, except with permission of the Research Group Convenor.

Part 5: Enrolment and progression

10 Probation

(1)
A candidate is normally accepted for candidature on a probationary basis for a period not exceeding one year according to the provisions of the HDR Rule.
(2)
In the probationary period each candidate must:
(a)
complete any units of study as specified by the Research Group Convenor;
(b)
develop and present a refined research proposal to the satisfaction of the Supervisor and Research Group Convenor; and
(c)
demonstrate adequate English language competency for the completion of the degree.

11 Time limits, earliest and latest submission dates

(1)
The HDR Rule specifies the allowable completion times and submission dates available for full- and part-time candidates in this course, except that:
(a)
a student who has undertaken all of his or her candidature on a full-time basis may not submit a thesis for examination earlier than the end of the third semester of candidature; and
(b)
a student who has undertaken all of his or her candidature on a part-time basis may not submit a thesis for examination earlier than the end of the sixth semester of candidature; and
(c)
Where a student has undertaken his or her candidature as a mixture of part-time candidature and full-time candidature, a part-time semester will be counted as the equivalent of one half of a full-time semester, and the student may not submit a thesis for examination earlier than the end of the third full-time equivalent semester of candidature; and
(d)
for the purposes of paragraphs (a - d), a student's candidature will be considered by the University to include any periods of credit granted.

12 Mode of attendance

The attendance pattern for this course is full-time or part-time according to candidate choice and subject to approval of the Dean or Associate Dean.

13 Discontinuation of candidature

A candidate may discontinue enrolment in a unit of study or the degree subject to the conditions specified by the HDR Rule.

14 Suspension of candidature

A candidate may suspend enrolment from the degree subject to the conditions specified by the HDR Rule.

15 Leave of absence

A candidate may take leave of absence from the degree subject to the conditions specified by the HDR Rule.

16 Progress

(1)
A candidate is required to maintain satisfactory progress towards the timely completion of the degree. Progress will be reviewed annually according to the provisions of the HDR Rule.
(2)
A candidate may not change any thesis subject approved by the Research Group Convenor without the express permission of the Research Group Convenor.

Part 6: Examination

17 Examination of the thesis

(1)
Examination of the thesis will be conducted in general accordance with standards prescribed by Academic Board for the Doctor of Philosophy, except that:
(a)
three months prior to the anticipated submission of the thesis, when a candidate is advising the Faculty of approaching completion, the candidate must also submit three copies of a summary of the thesis, of not more than 300 words, for distribution to potential examiners;
(b)
three copies of the thesis shall be submitted by the candidate;
(c)
two examiners will be appointed by the Faculty, at least one of whom shall be external to the University; and
(d)
the Faculty Research Higher Degree Sub-committee will act in place of the PhD Award Subcommittee.

18 Award of the degree

The degree is awarded at the Pass level only.

Part 7: Other

19 Transitional provisions

(1)
These course resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2012 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2012 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2012 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed within the time limits specified in those resolutions. The Dean or Associate Dean may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.