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 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
BPSCINUD-01 Bachelor of Science/ Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
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 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.

4 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.

5 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.
(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)
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.

6 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.

7 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.

8 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.

9 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.

10 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.

11 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.