Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws

 

Bachelor of Science 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 Faculty of Science and of 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

BPSCILAW-02

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time only.

3 Streams

(1)
The Bachelor of Science 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 Science. The requirements for the completion of each stream are as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Science or, in the case of the Dalyell Stream, in Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
(3)
Candidates wishing to transfer between streams should contact the Student Centre.
(4)
Candidates who qualify for the Dalyell Stream may complete that stream while also completing another stream.

4 Cross faculty management

(1)
Candidates will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Science until the end of the semester in which they complete requirements for the Bachelor of Science. After completion of requirements for the Bachelor of Science, students will be under the supervision of the University of Sydney Law School.
(2)
The Dean of the Faculty of Science and the Head of School and Dean of the 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 requirements are found in the Coursework Rule and 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:
(a)
Table A for the Bachelor of Science;
(b)
the University of Sydney Law School Undergraduate Table;
(c)
Table S from the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(d)
Table O of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
(e)
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)
a major (48 credit points) from Table A for the Bachelor of Science as set out in Section 7 below;
(b)
12 credit points of mathematics degree core units of study as set out in Table A (students may count the units from their major to fulfil this requirement); and
(c)
12 credit points of junior science elective units of study (excluding Mathematics) as set out in Table A (students may count the units from their major to fulfil this requirement); and
(d)
12 credit points of units from the Open Learning Environment as set out in Table O in the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees;
(e)
a minimum of 24 credit points of elective units or units taken towards a program from Table A for the Bachelor of Science or Table S in the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees;
(f)
if enrolled in a stream, complete the requirements for the stream as specified in Table A; and
(g)
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 Science and the Bachelor of Laws.
(3)
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Science, a candidate must complete 144 credit points, comprising:
(a)
96 credit points specified in 6 (2) (a) – (f) 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 minor specified in the course resolutions for the Bachelor of Science.
(4)
Requirements in the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws who also enrol in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies
For candidates completing the Bachelor of Science in a combined degree with the Bachelor of Laws who enrol in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies to complete a stream or honours, 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.
(5)
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 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;
(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; and
(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 and Programs

(1)
Completion of a major from Table A for the Bachelor of Science is a requirement for this combined degree.
(2)
Candidates have the option of completing a program with an embedded major from Table A for the Bachelor of Science of up to 72 credit points.
(3)
The majors and programs for the Bachelor of Science are as specified in the Learning and Teaching Policy and in the degree resolutions and Table A for the Bachelor of Science.

8 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 Bachelor of Laws units in the order listed in the Sydney Law School Undergraduate Table.
(3)
Except with permission of the Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Law School, candidates must complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science before proceeding to Year Four of the combined degree with the Bachelor of Laws.
(5)
Progression with the Dalyell Stream
Candidates in the Dalyell Stream may proceed in the Bachelor of Science according to the resolutions of the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science/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 an area of study within the Bachelor of Science by enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and taking an embedded honours component after the completion of the pass Bachelor of Science degree.
(2)
Candidates who qualify to undertake honours in the Bachelor of Science 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.
(3)
For candidates completing the Bachelor of Science 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.
(4)
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 Law 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 Laws is awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours.
(2)
Candidates who successfully complete requirements for the Bachelor of Science as specified in 6 (4) and also complete an embedded honours component or a stream with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies shall be awarded the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Advanced Studies with the appropriate stream or honours.
(3)
Candidates who attempt the Bachelor of Science with an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies who do not meet the requirements for honours but who meet the requirement for the pass degree, may be awarded the relevant degree or combined degree for which they fulfil requirements at pass level.
(4)
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.
(5)
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the relevant pass degree.
(6)
For candidates qualifying for the Dalyell Stream, the words “Dalyell scholar” will be inserted below the degree name on the testamur.

11 Cross-institutional study

Cross-institutional study is available in this course subject to the terms set out in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science 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.

12 International exchange

The Faculty of Science and the 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 Faculty of Science during the first 144 credit points of the combined degree and subsequently subject to the terms set out in the Resolutions of the School of
Law.

13 Course transfer

(1)
A candidate may withdraw from the combined degree program and elect to transfer to the Bachelor of Science by written application to the Faculty of Science, 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)
With the permission of the Faculty of Science and the University of Sydney Law School, suitably qualified candidates may, after completing requirements for the Bachelor of Science as specified in 6 (3) and 6 (4), defer progression to the Bachelor of Laws and undertake an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and then continue to the Bachelor of Laws.
(3)
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 Science and Bachelor of Laws.

14 Credit for previous study

Credit transfer is subject to the relevant provisions of the Coursework Policy and the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science and the University of Sydney Law School.

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. Students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2018 who elect to transfer and proceed under these resolutions should note that the University does not undertake to offer 3000 level units of study prior to 2019 and that it may not be possible to complete requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree before the end of Semester 2 of that year or the single degree before the end of Semester 2, 2019.
(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 2000 and 3000-level units of study prior to 2019 and that it may not be possible to complete requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree before the end of Semester 2 of that year. Where a student in the Bachelor of Science 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 Bachelor of Science degree under the resolutions that applied at 1 January 2017.
(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.