Bachelor of Science / Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

 

Bachelor of Science / Master of Nutrition and Dietetics


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, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://www.sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title Stream title
BPSCINUD-01 Bachelor of Science/ Master of Nutrition and Dietetics Bachelor of Science (Advanced), Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)
MANUTDIE-01 Master of Nutrition and Dietetics  

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for the Bachelor of Science is full time or part time according to student choice, whereas the attendance pattern for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics is full time only.

3 Streams

(1)
The Bachelor of Science in this combined degree is also available in the following streams:
(a)
Advanced
(b)
Advanced Mathematics
(2)
Students with a sufficient ATAR may choose to be admitted into either of the Advanced streams. All others will enter the Bachelor of Science without a stream. 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 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 student office.

4 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Policy. It is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia.

5 Admission to candidature

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Sydney is either 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 Policy), or on the basis of Mature Age Admission as set out in the Admissions chapter of the Coursework Rule.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Science/ Master of Nutrition and Dietetics a student must successfully complete 240 credit points, comprising:
(a)
144 credit points from the Bachelor of Science; and
(b)
96 credit points from the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics.
(2)
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science
(a)
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.
(b)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Science are listed in:
(i)  Table 1G for the combined Bachelor of Science/ Master of Nutrition and Dietetics; and
(ii)  Table 1 for the Bachelor of Science.
(c)
Candidates must complete 144 credits points, comprising:
(i)
42 credit points of core Junior Science units as specified in Table 1G; and
(ii)
24 credit points of core Intermediate Science units as specified in Table 1G; and
(iii)
At least 24 credit points of elective Intermediate Science units selected from Table 1; and
(iv)
at least one major from Science subject areas of Biochemistry, Microbiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, Physiology or Psychology as described in Table 1; and
(v)
6 credit points of Intermediate or Senior level Nutrition Science as specified in Table 1G: and
(vi)
6 credit points of Intermediate or Senior level Food Science as specified in Table 1G.
(d)
In addition, candidates must ensure they enrol in no more than:
(i)  60 credit points of junior units of study; and
(ii)  12 credit points from units of study not listed in Table 1G and Table 1, with the approval of the relevant faculty.
(3)
Candidates completing the Advanced stream must include no more than 48 credit points of junior units of study and, as part of the above requirements, ensure:
(a)
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
(b)
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.
(4)
Candidates completing the Advanced Mathematics stream must include no more than 48 credit points of junior units of study and, as part of the above requirements, ensure:
(a)
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
(b)
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 major in Mathematics, Statistics or Financial Mathematics and Statistics.
(5)
Requirements for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
Candidates must complete the requirements for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics degree as set out in the course resolutions and table of units for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics.

7 Majors

(1)
A candidate must complete at least one of the following majors in the Bachelor of Science degree:
(a)
Biochemistry
(b)
Microbiology
(c)
Nutrition and Metabolism
(d)
Physiology
(e)
Psychology
(2)
Completion of a major is a requirement of the Bachelor of Science. With the exception of the Psychology major which requires 48 credit points across intermediate and senior Psychology units of study, a major requires the completion of 24 senior credit points in one Science subject area, chosen from units of study listed in the table for that subject area. Units of study counted towards one major may not count toward any other major. The full list of majors available in the Bachelor of Science is specified in the course resolution for the Bachelor of Science.

8 Progression rules

(1)
Candidates must complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science with a Weighted Average Mark of at least 65 in order to be eligible to proceed to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics.
(2)
Candidates who complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science but fail to achieve a WAM of 65 will not progress to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics and will be awarded the Bachelor of Science only.
(3)
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.
(4)
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.

9 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours in Science is available to meritorious candidates who complete an additional year of full time study, after the completion of the pass degree. Students 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 and award requirements for honours in Science are described in the resolutions of the Faculty of Science.
(3)
Students who qualify to undertake honours in the Bachelor of Science may elect to enrol in the honours program:
(a)
by suspending candidature from the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics for one year, with the permission of the Faculty; or
(b)
by undertaking the honours course after completion of both degrees in the combined program.

10 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Science is 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. 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.
(2)
The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics is awarded as a Pass degree only.

11 Course transfer

A student may abandon this course and elect to complete the Bachelor of Science in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree. Completion of the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics in the future will require a new application for admission to that course and completion in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.

12 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to persons who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2017 and persons who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2017 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2017 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, 2021 or later date as the Faculty may, in special circumstances, approve.