Environmental Law

Course rules

 

Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law

Master of Environmental Law


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
GNENVLAW-01 Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law
MAENVLAW-02 Master of Environmental Law

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses 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 degree, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law
(b)
the Master of Environmental Law
(2)
Provided that candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of either of the courses in this sequence. Only the longer award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney in environmental studies, law or other appropriate discipline as determined by the Faculty, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; and the applicant provides evidence of professional experience or of a period of service (normally of several years in duration) which in the opinion of the Dean adequately prepares the applicant to undertake the course of study.
(3)
Admission to candidature for the Master of Environmental Law requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit average from the University of Sydney in environmental studies, law or other appropriate discipline as determined by the Faculty, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; and the applicant provides evidence of professional experience or of a period of service (normally of several years in duration) which in the opinion of the Dean adequately prepares the applicant to undertake the course of study; or
(c)
completion of the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law with a minimum credit average, or an equivalent qualification.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law are set out in the table of units of study for the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law. To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law, a candidate must complete 24 credit points, comprising:
(a)
12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates without a law background; or
(b)
6 credit points of core units of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates with a law background who have not completed any tertiary study in environmental law; or
(c)
24 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates with an environmental law background.
(2)
The units of study that may be taken for the Master of Environmental Law are set out in the table of units of study for the Master of Environmental Law. To qualify for the award of the Master of Environmental Law, a candidate must complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(a)
12 Credit Points of core units of study and 36 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates without a law background; or
(b)
6 credit points of core units of study and 42 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates with a law background who have not completed any tertiary study in environmental law; or
(c)
48 credit points of core units of study and 36 credit points of elective units of study for candidates with an environmental law background.

7 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree may elect to discontinue study and graduate with the shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature on or after 1 January 2011.
(2)
Students who commenced prior to 1 January 2011 will 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.