Bachelor of Design in Architecture and Bachelor of Laws

 

Bachelor of Design in Architecture 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 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

GCDICOCU-01

Bachelor of Design in Architecture and Bachelor of Laws

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time only.

3 Cross-faculty management

(1)
Candidates in this combined degree program will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning until the end of the semester in which they complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Design in Architecture. They will then be under the supervision of the Faculty of Law.
(2)
The Deans of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning and the Faculty of Law shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerned with the combined course not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

4 Admission to candidature

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 Rule.

5 Requirements for the degrees in the combined course

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the degrees in the combined program are set out in Table C of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, and in the Faculty of Law Undergraduate Table.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the pass degrees in the combined program, candidates must complete 240 credit points comprising:
(a)
96 credit points from Table C; and
(b)
144 credit points of Law units of study, of which 48 credit points are Combined Law compulsory units of study for Years 1, 2 and 3 and are credited towards the requirements for both the Bachelor of Design in Architecture and the Bachelor of Laws degrees.
(3)
Requirements for the Bachelor of Design in Architecture
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Design in Architecture, candidates must complete 144 credit points taken from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Table C of units of study, comprising:
(a)
48 credit points of the Combined Law compulsory units of study for Years 1, 2 and 3;
(b)
a maximum of 36 junior credit points (not including the LAWS units);
(c)
a maximum of 60 in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Table of units of study.
(4)
Requirements for the Bachelor of Laws
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Laws, candidates must complete 144 credit points taken from the Faculty of Law Undergraduate Table, comprising:
(a)
102 credit points of compulsory units of study; and
(b)
42 credit points of elective units of study, of which a maximum of 36 credit points are taken from Part 1 and a minimum of 6 credit points are taken from Part 2.

6 Progression rules

(1)
Candidates in a Combined Law program must successfully complete LAWS1006 Foundations of Law before enrolling in any other Bachelor of Laws units of study.
(2)
Candidates are required to complete the Bachelor of Laws units of study in the order listed in the Faculty of Law Undergraduate Table.
(3)
Except with the permission of the Dean of the Faculty of Law, candidates must complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Design in Architecture before proceeding to Year Four of the Bachelor of Laws.

7 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Both the Bachelor of Design in Architecture and the Bachelor of Laws may be awarded with honours.
(2)
Honours in the Bachelor of Design in Architecture is available to meritorious students who complete an additional year of full time study after the completion of the pass degree.
(3)
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 program.
(4)
Candidates who qualify to undertake Honours in the Bachelor of Design in Architecture 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 Faculty of Law; or
(b)
by undertaking the honours course after completion of both degrees in the combined program.
(5)
The admission and award requirements for honours in either the Bachelor of Design in Architecture or Law are listed in the resolutions of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning and Bachelor of Law respectively.

8 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Design in Architecture and the Bachelor of Laws are awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours.
(2)
Honours in the Bachelor of Design in Architecture is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Second Class, Division II in accordance with the Resolutions of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning.
(3)
Honours in the Bachelor of Laws is awarded in First Class or Second Class in accordance with the Resolutions of the Bachelor of Laws.

9 Course transfer

Candidates may withdraw from the combined degree program and elect to transfer to the Bachelor of Design in Architecture degree, by written application to the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, 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.

10 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature on or after 1 January, 2012.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2011 will complete the requirement in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that the requirements are completed by 1 January 2016.