Bachelor of Science

 

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Science (Advanced)

Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)


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 Stream title
LH000 Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science (Advanced), Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)

LH040 Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours), Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours)

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Streams

(1)
The Bachelor of Science is available in the following streams:
(a)
Advanced
(b)
Advanced Mathematics
(2)
Students will apply for, and be enrolled in, either the Bachelor of Science or one of its streams. Students, who have completed at least 48 credit points, may be permitted to transfer to either the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) or (Advanced Mathematics) stream from the Bachelor of Science if they:
(a)
achieved an average mark of 75 or greater over all units of study attempted; and
(b)
are able to enrol in the required number of Advanced level units or Talented Student Program (TSP) units.
(3)
Students wishing to transfer between streams should contact the Faculty office.

4 Admission to candidature

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Sydney is competitive on the basis of completion of secondary study via the NSW Higher School Certificate, leading to the award of an Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR) or equivalent (and subject to special admissions provisions as set out in the Coursework Rule), or on the basis of Mature Age Admission as set out in the Admissions section of the Coursework Rule.

5 Requirements for award

(1)
The Dean may permit a student of exceptional merit who is admitted to the Talented Student Program to undertake a unit or units of study within the Faculty other than those specified in the tables.
(2)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Advanced) and Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) are listed in Table 1.
(3)
Bachelor of Science
(a)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Science, a student must successfully complete 144 credit points, comprising:
(i)  a major from Science subject areas listed in Table 1; and
(ii)  a minimum of 12 credit points from the Science subject areas of Mathematics and Statistics; and
(iii)  a minimum of 24 credit points of Junior units of study from at least two Science subject areas other than Mathematics and Statistics;
(b)
and ensure:
(i)  a minimum of 96 credit points from Science subject areas; and
(ii)  no more than 60 credit points from junior units of study; and
(iii)  no more than 48 credit points from units of study not listed in Table 1, with the approval of the relevant faculty.
(4)
Bachelor of Science (Advanced)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) stream, a student must successfully complete 144 credit points specified in the Bachelor of Science above, include no more than 48 credit points from junior units of study, and ensure:
(i)  a minimum of 12 credit points of intermediate units of study at either the advanced level or as Talented Student Program (TSP) units in Science subject areas; and
(ii)  a minimum of 48 credit points of senior units of study of which at least 24 credit points are completed at the advanced level or as TSP units in a single Science subject area.
(5)
Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) stream, a student must successfully complete 144 credit points specified in the Bachelor of Science above, include no more than 48 credit points from junior units of study, and ensure:
(i)  a minimum of 12 credit points of intermediate units of study at either the advanced level or as TSP units in the Science subject areas of Mathematics and Statistics; and
(ii)  a major in Mathematics, Statistics or Financial Mathematics and Statistics; and
(iii)  at least 48 credit points of senior units of study of which at least 24 credit points are completed at the advanced level or as TSP units in the Science subject areas of Mathematics and Statistics.

6 Majors

(1)
Completion of a major is a requirement of the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Advanced) and Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics). Students have the option of completing up to two majors. A major requires the completion of 24 senior credit points chosen from units of study listed in the table for that major, except for a Psychology major. A Psychology major requires 48 credit points across Intermediate and Senior units of study as specified in Table 1. Units of study counted towards one major may not count toward any other major. The majors available are:
(a)
Agricultural Chemistry
(b)
Anatomy and Histology *
(c)
Biochemistry *
(d)
Bioinformatics
(e)
Biology *
(f)
Cell Pathology
(g)
Chemistry *
(h)
Computer Science *
(i)
Environmental Studies *
(j)
Financial Mathematics and Statistics *
(k)
Geography *
(l)
Geology & Geophysics *
(m)
History and Philosophy of Science
(n)
Immunobiology *
(o)
Information Systems *
(p)
Marine Science *
(q)
Mathematics *
(r)
Medicinal Chemistry *
(s)
Microbiology *
(t)
Molecular Biology and Genetics*
(u)
Nanoscience and Technology *
(v)
Neuroscience *
(w)
Nutrition and Metabolism
(x)
Pharmacology *
(y)
Physics *
(z)
Physiology *
(aa)
Plant Science *
(bb)
Psychology (additional requirements apply)
(cc)
Soil Science
(dd)
Statistics *
* indicates a major in this area is also available at the advanced level.

7 Progression rules

(1)
Candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) or Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) are required to maintain a minimum average mark of 65 in all intermediate and senior units of study in Science subject areas in each year of enrolment. Failure to maintain the required average will result in candidates being transferred to the Bachelor of Science in their next year of enrolment with full credit for the units of study completed.
(2)
Candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) or Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) who fail to achieve an average mark of 65 across all Science units of study attempted in their final year but have otherwise completed all the requirements of the degree will be awarded the Bachelor of Science.
(3)
Candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology and Genetics) who fail to maintain a minimum average mark of 65 in units of study in Science subject areas in each year of enrolment will be transferred to the Bachelor of Science.

8 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious candidates who complete an additional year of full time study, after the completion of the pass degree. Candidates must complete the requirements for the honours course full-time over two consecutive semesters. If the School is satisfied that a student is unable to attempt honours course on a full time basis and if the Dean so recommends, permission may be granted to undertake honours part-time over four consecutive semesters.
(2)
Admission, requirements and award of honours are according to the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science.
(3)
The honours subject areas and units of study for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours) and Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) are listed in Table VI.

9 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Advanced) and Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) are awarded as either Pass or Honours. The honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science.
(2)
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 merited.

10 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to persons who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2014 and persons who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2014 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2014 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2019, or later date as the Faculty may, in special circumstances, approve.