Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws

 

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws


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 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the University of Sydney Business School and the University of Sydney Law School, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

 

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time only.

3 Streams

(1)
The Bachelor of Commerce in this combined degree is available in the following streams:
(a)
Dalyell.
(2)
Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Commerce. The requirements for the completion of the Dalyell stream are as specified in Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.

4 Cross faculty management

Candidates will be under the general supervision of the University of Sydney Business School until the end of the semester in which they complete requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce. After completion of requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce, students will be under the supervision of the University of Sydney Law School.
(2)
The Deans of the Business School and the University of Sydney Law School shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerned with the combined course not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Policy.
(2)
Admission to the Dalyell Stream requires achievement of a minimum tertiary admission rank (ATAR) set by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies or above in or equivalent standard.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for this combined degree are set out in the following tables:
(a)
Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce;
(b)
Tables O (the Open Learning Environment) and S in the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(c)
the University of Sydney Law School Undergraduate Table.
In these resolutions, except where otherwise specified, Table A, the University of Sydney Law School Undergraduate Table, Table S and Table O mean Table A, the University of Sydney Law School Undergraduate Table, Table S and Table O as specified here.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the pass combined degrees, a candidate must complete 240 credit points, comprising:
(a)
24 credit points of core units from Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce;
(b)
a major (48 credit points) from Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce as set out in Section 7 below;
(c)
12 credit points of units from the Open Learning Environment as set out in Table O in the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees;
(d)
a minimum of 12 credit points of elective units from Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce or Table S in the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(e)
144 credit points of Law units of study as specified in the University of Sydney Law School Undergraduate Table, of which 48 credit points are Combined Law compulsory units of study for Years 1, 2 and 3 of the combined degree and are credited towards the requirements for both the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Laws.
(3)
Requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce:
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce, a candidate must complete 144 credit points, comprising:
(a)
96 credit points specified in 6 (2) (a) – (d) above; and
(b)
48 credit points of Combined Law compulsory subjects from years 1, 2 and 3 from the University of Sydney Law School Undergraduate Table which shall take the place of the compulsory minor specified in the resolutions for the Bachelor of Commerce.
(4)
Requirements for the Bachelor of Laws:
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Laws, a candidate must complete 144 credit points taken from the University of Sydney Law School Undergraduate Table, comprising:
(a)
102 credit points of compulsory units of study as specified in the University of Sydney Law School Undergraduate Table; and
(b)
42 credit points from the elective Unit of Study Table (undergraduate) for the University of Sydney Law School, of which a maximum of 36 credit points are taken from Part 1, Elective Units of Study or as specified in 6 (5) (c) below, and a minimum of 6 credit points are taken from Part 2, Jurisprudence Units of Study.
(c)
Students may apply to take up to a maximum of 24 credit points of advanced learning Master's units of study as elective units of study.
(i)
Enrolment in Master's units of study will be subject to availability and any unit pre-requisites or assumed knowledge, which may include relevant industry experience or prior specialist study.
(ii)
Enrolment in Master’s units is only permitted after a candidate has completed 96 credit points towards the Bachelor of Laws.
(iii)
Students may only enrol in Master’s units listed in the Bachelor of Laws Elective units of study Table.

7 Majors

(1)
Completion of a major from Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce is a requirement for this combined degree.
(2)
Requirements for majors are as specified in the Learning and Teaching Policy and Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce.
(3)
The majors available as first majors in the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies are:
(a)
Accounting
(b)
Banking
(c)
Business Analytics
(d)
Business Information Systems
(e)
Business Law
(f)
Finance
(g)
Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
(h)
International Business
(i)
Management
(j)
Marketing.

8 Progression rules

(1)
Candidates in a combined law course must successfully complete LAWS1006 Foundations of Law before enrolling in any other Bachelor of Laws units of study.
(2)
Candidates are required to complete Bachelor of Laws units in the order listed in the University of Sydney Law School Undergraduate Table.
(3)
Except with permission of the Dean of the University of Sydney Law School, candidates must complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce before proceeding to Year Four of the combined degree with Bachelor of Laws.
(4)
Progression within a major
Enrolment and progression within a major is governed by the progression rules specified for the major in Table A.
(5)
Progression with the Dalyell Stream
Candidates in the Dalyell Stream may proceed in the Bachelor of Commerce according to the resolutions of the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies and Table S.

9 Requirements for award with Honours

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious candidates in the Bachelor of Laws and in the Bachelor of Commerce.
(2)
Honours in the Bachelor of Commerce is available by suspending enrolment in the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws and taking an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies in an additional year of full time study, or by enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies after the completion of the pass degree.
(3)
Candidates undertaking an honours component within the Business School must complete the requirements for the honours component full-time over two consecutive semesters. If the School is satisfied that a student is unable to attempt the honours component on a full-time basis and if the Associate Dean so recommends, permission may be granted to undertake honours part-time over four consecutive semesters. For candidates undertaking an honours component with the Business School, admission, requirements and award of honours are according to these resolutions and the Resolutions of the Business School.
(4)
Candidates who qualify to undertake honours in the Bachelor of Commerce may elect to enrol in the honours program:
(a)
by suspending candidature from the Bachelor of Laws degree for one year, with the permission of the University of Sydney Law School; and enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and taking an embedded honours component; or
(b)
by enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and undertaking an embedded honours component after completion of both degrees in the combined program.
(5)
Admission to the embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies is by permission of the relevant honours coordinator after the completion of 144 credit points and the requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce, including a major, degree core and 12 credit points from the Open Learning Environment. Admission requires an Annual Average Mark of at least 65 in units of study completed to that point, and an Annual Average Mark of at least 70 across 2000 and 3000-level units of study in the major subject area of the proposed honours component. Applicants for admission to an embedded honours component must also meet any requirements for honours as set out in the relevant resolutions.
(6)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce with an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours, a candidate must complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (noting 9 (7) below) but include 36 – 48 credit points of honours units at 4000 level or above as specified by the Sydney Business Schools for the relevant honours area, including:
(a)
any compulsory units specified by the Sydney Business Schools for the honours component as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce;
(b)
an honours research project of 12 – 36 credit points as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce; and
(c)
honours coursework to the value of 12 – 36 credit points as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce.
(d)
For candidates completing the Bachelor of Commerce in a combined degree with the Bachelor of Laws and also completing an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, the requirement in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies for completion of a second major shall be met by the 48 credit points of Law units specified in 6 (3) (b) above.
(e)
The grade of honours awarded on the basis of an embedded component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies will be determined by an honours mark calculated from work in the embedded honours component as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Commerce.
(7)
Honours in the Bachelor of Laws is available to meritorious students who complete an alternative set of units of study in the final year of the combined degree program. Admission, requirements and calculation of the honours grade are as set out in the resolutions for the Bachelor of Laws.

10 Award of the degrees

(1)
The Bachelor of Commerce is awarded in the grade of Pass.
(2)
The Bachelor of Laws is awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours.
(3)
Candidates who successfully complete the Bachelor of Commerce as specified in 6
(4)
and also complete an embedded honours component with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies shall:
(a)
if they have not already graduated, be awarded the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours;
(b)
if they have already graduated, be awarded the Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours.
(4)
Candidates for the Bachelor of Commerce with an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours who do not meet the requirements for honours but who meet the requirement for the pass degree, may be awarded the relevant degrees for which they fulfil requirements at pass level.
(5)
Honours in the Bachelor of Commerce with an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies taken as part of a combined degree with the Bachelor of Laws as specified in 9 above is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class in accordance with the following table and the resolutions of the
Business School.
  A student who achieves an honours mark in the range... will be awarded honours...
1 80 ≤ honours mark ≤ 100 First Class
2 75 ≤ honours mark < 80 Second Class/Division 1
3 70 ≤ honours mark < 75 Second Class/Division 2
4 65 ≤ honours mark < 70 Third Class
(6)
Honours in the Bachelor of Laws may be awarded in First Class or Second Class in accordance with the Resolutions of the Bachelor of Laws.
(7)
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the pass degree.

11 Cross-institutional study

(1)
Cross-institutional study is available in this course subject to the terms set out in the Resolutions of the University of Sydney Business School during the first 144 credit points of the combined degree and subsequently to the terms set out in the Resolutions of the University of Sydney Law School.

12 International exchange

(1)
The Business School and University of Sydney Law School encourage candidates in this course to participate in international exchange programs subject to the terms set out in the Resolutions of the University of Sydney Business School during the first 144 credit points of the combined degree and subsequently subject to the terms set out in the Resolutions of the University of Sydney Law School.

13 Course transfer

(1)
A candidate may withdraw from the combined degree program and elect to transfer to the Bachelor of Commerce by written application to the Business School, and complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree at the time of transfer. Candidature in the Bachelor of Laws will cease in these circumstances.
(2)
A candidate who has suspended enrolment in the combined degree to enrol in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies to complete requirements honours or a stream may abandon the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and return to the combined Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws.

14 Credit for previous study

(1)
Credit transfer is subject to the relevant provisions of the Coursework Policy, the Resolutions of the Business School and the University of Sydney Law School and the University of Sydney Business School Credit Provisions.

15 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2018 who are not seeking credit for prior study and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2018 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commence candidature after 1 January, 2018 who are seeking credit for prior study should note that the University does not undertake to offer 3000 level units in the Bachelor of Commerce prior to 2020 and that it may not be possible to complete requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce degree before the end of Semester 2 of that year. Where a student in the Bachelor of Commerce proceeding under these resolutions applies for and is granted credit and wishes to complete the degree before 1 January 2020, the student will be offered the opportunity to complete the combined degree in a sequence that matches the availability of units in line with these resolutions.
(3)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2018 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that the requirements are completed by 1 January, 2027.