Bachelor of Science

 

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies


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), 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: sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

BPSCIENC-05 

Bachelor of Science

BPSCIAVS-01 

Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies

 

2 Attendance pattern

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

3 Streams

(1)
Candidates may enter and complete the Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies through a stream.
(2)
The Bachelor of Science is available in the following streams:
(a)
Health
(b)
Medical Science
(c)
Dalyell
(3)
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.
(4)
The Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies is available in the following streams:
(a)
Advanced
(b)
Agriculture
(c)
Animal and Veterinary Bioscience
(d)
Food and Agribusiness
(e)
Health
(f)
Medical Science
(g)
Dalyell
(h)
Taronga Wildlife Conservation
(5)
Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies. 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.
(6)
Candidates wishing to transfer between streams should contact the Student Centre.
(7)
Candidates who qualify for the Dalyell stream may complete that stream while also completing another stream.

4 Cross-faculty management

(1)
Candidates in Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies will be under the supervision of the Faculty of Science throughout.
(2)
Candidates undertaking honours will be under the management of the Faculty of Science. Admission, requirements, award of the honours mark, and award of the grade of honours for an honours component undertaken by a candidate will be under the academic governance of the faculty offering and supervising the embedded honours component. The faculty offering and supervising the embedded component will direct the Faculty of Science on all matters relating to admission, requirements, award of honours mark and award of honours grade.
(3)
The Dean of the Faculty of Science shall exercise authority in any matter concerned with the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies and the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor Advanced Studies with honours 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 mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. 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 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 equivalent.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies are set out in:
(a)
Table A for the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies;
(b)
Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(c)
Table O of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees. In these resolutions, except where otherwise specified, Table A, Table S and Table O mean Table A, Table S and Table O as specified here.
(2)
Bachelor of Science:
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Science, a candidate must complete 144 credit points, comprising:
(a)
Degree Core: 12 credit points of mathematics degree core units of study as set out in Table A (students may count the units from their major(s) or minor(s) to fulfil this requirement); and 12 credit points of 1000-level science elective units of study (excluding units listed as Mathematics degree core) as set out in Table A (students may count the units from their major(s) or minor(s) to fulfil this requirement); and
(b)
a major (48 credit points) or program listed and defined in Section 7 below and specified in Table A; and
(c)
a minor (36 credit points) or second major (48 credit points) as defined in Section 7 below and listed and specified in Table A or Table S; and
(d)
a minimum of 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O and
(e)
where appropriate, elective units from Table A and Table S; and
(f)
if enrolled in a stream, complete the requirements for the stream as specified in Table A.
(3)
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies:
(a)
Degree Core: 12 credit points of mathematics degree core units of study as set out in Table A (students may count the units from their major(s) or minor(s) to fulfil this requirement); and 12 credit points of 1000-level science elective units of study (excluding units listed as Mathematics degree core) as set out in Table A (students may count the units from their major(s) or minor(s) to fulfil this requirement); and
(b)
a major (48 credit points) or program listed and defined in Section 7 below and specified in Table A; and
(c)
a second major (48 credit points) as defined in Section 7 below and specified in Table A or Table S; and
(d)
a minimum of 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O; and
(e)
a minimum of 24 credit points at 4000 level from Table A or Table S, including a research, community, industry or entrepreneurship project of at least 12 and a maximum of 36 credit points; and
(f)
where appropriate, elective units from Table A or Table S; and
(g)
if enrolled in a stream, complete the requirements for the stream as specified in Table A.

7 Programs, majors and minors

(1)
Bachelor of Science:
(a)
Completion of a major or program from Table A and a minor or second major from Table A or Table S is a requirement of the Bachelor of Science. Requirements for completion of majors and minors are as set out in Table A and Table S.
(b)
Candidates in the Bachelor of Science have the option of completing:
(i)
a program (which contains a major); and
(ii)
a second major from Table A or Table S in place of the minor.
(2)
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies:
Completion of a major or a program (which contains a major) from Table A and second major from Table A or Table S is a requirement of the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies. Requirements for completion of majors and minors are as set out in Table A and Table S.
(3)
The majors and minors available in Table A in the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies are:
 

Majors

Minors

Anatomy and Histology

Anatomy and Histology

Animal Health, Disease and Welfare

Animal Health, Disease and Welfare

Animal Production

Animal Production

Animal Veterinary Bioscience

(only available in Animal Veterinary Bioscience program)

 

Applied Medical Science

Applied Medical Science

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biology

Biology;
Plant Science

Cell and Developmental Biology

Cell and Developmental Biology

Chemistry

Chemistry

Computer Science

Computer Science

Data Science

Data Science

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

 

Environmental Science

(only available in Environmental Science program)

 

Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

Financial Mathematics and Statistics

Financial Mathematics and Statistics

Food Science

Food Science

Genetics and Genomics

Genetics and Genomics

Geography

Geography

Geology and Geophysics

Geology and Geophysics

Health

(only available in Health stream)

 

History and Philosophy of Science

History and Philosophy of Science

Human Movement

(only available in Health stream)

Human Movement

(only available in Health stream)

Immunology and Pathology

Immunology;
Pathology

Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases;
Virology

Information Systems

Information Systems

Marine Science

Marine Science

Mathematics

Mathematics

Medical Science

(only available in the Medical Science program)

 

Medicinal Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry

Microbiology

Microbiology

Neuroscience

Neuroscience

Nutrition Science

Nutrition Science

Pharmacology

Pharmacology

Physics

Physics

Physiology

Physiology

Plant Production

Plant Production

Psychological Science

Psychological Science

Quantitative Life Sciences

Quantitative Life Sciences

Software Development

Software Development

Soil Science and Hydrology

Soil Science and Hydrology

Statistics

Statistics

Wildlife Conservation

(only available in the Taronga Wildlife Conservation Program)

Wildlife Conservation

 

(4)
The programs available in Table A of the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies are:
 

The programs available in the Bachelor of Science are:

The programs available in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies are:

 

Agriculture

(only available in Agriculture stream)

Agroecosystems

Agroecosystems

 

Animal Veterinary Bioscience

(only available in Animal Veterinary Bioscience stream

Environmental Science

Environmental Science

 

Food and Agribusiness (only available in Food and Agribusiness stream)

Mathematical Sciences

(only available to students eligible for the Dalyell stream)

Mathematical Sciences

(only available to students eligible for the Dalyell stream)

Medical Science

(only available in Medical Science stream)

Medical Science

(only available in Medical Science stream)

 

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

(also available to combined Bachelor of Engineering Honours/Bachelor of Science students)

Neuroscience

Neuroscience

Psychology

Psychology

 

Taronga Wildlife Conservation

(only available in the Taronga Wildlife Conservation Stream)

 

(5)
The minors and majors available as second majors in the Bachelor of Science are as listed in Table A and Table S.

8 Progression rules

(1)
Progression within a stream, program or Honours component:
Enrolment and progression for each candidate for a stream, program or honours component is governed by progression rules specified in the relevant Table for the component.
(2)
Progression within Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies:
Except with the permission of the Dean, candidates who are not in the Dalyell stream must complete the degree requirements listed under Section 6(1) before progressing to 4000-level units (including 4000-level project units).
(3)
Progression within the Dalyell Stream:
(a)
With the permission of the Dalyell coordinator, candidates in the Dalyell Stream may attempt units at higher levels than the usual sequence.
(b)
Candidates must achieve an Annual Average Mark at a level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies in each year of study or over for each 48 credit-point block to continue in the Dalyell Stream. Candidates who do not maintain an Annual Average Mark at the level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies may continue in any other stream into which they were admitted, major, program or minor but will not remain in the Dalyell Stream.
(4)
Progression within the Advanced Stream:
(a)
Candidates in the Advanced Stream may attempt advanced or units at higher levels than the usual sequence.
(b)
Candidates must achieve an Annual Average Mark of at least 65.0 for each 48 credit-point block to continue in the Advanced Stream. Candidates who do not maintain an Annual Average Mark at this level may continue in the Bachelor of Science, major, program or minor but will not remain in the Advanced Stream.

9 Requirements for the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours

(1)
An embedded honours component, involving a research project, is available to meritorious students in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies who complete an alternative set of units of study in the final year. Candidates undertaking an honours component within the Faculty of Science must complete the requirements for the honours component full-time over two consecutive semesters. If the School is satisfied that a student is unable to attempt the honours component on a full time basis and if the Associate Dean so recommends, permission may be granted to undertake honours part-time over four consecutive semesters. For candidates undertaking an honours component with the Faculty of Science, admission, requirements and award of honours are according to the Coursework Policy, these resolutions and the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science. For candidates undertaking an honours component in another faculty, admission, requirements and award of honours are according to the Coursework Policy, these resolutions and the relevant resolutions of the faculty in which the component is undertaken.
(2)
Admission to the honours program is by permission of the Associate Dean and relevant honours coordinator or head of department after the completion of all of the following requirements:
(a)
a Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) including at least one major or program; or 144 credit points, including at least one major or program, any degree or stream-specific core, and a minor, or equivalent studies at another institution.
(b)
an AAM of at least 65.0 in units of study completed to that point, and a major or study of equivalent depth in the area of the proposed honours project; or a credit average in 48 credit points in relevant intermediate and senior Science units of study relevant to the honours area, as determined by the School concerned;
(c)
any requirements for honours entry set by the relevant department, school or faculty.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours, a candidate must complete the requirements for the pass degree and at least 36 and a maximum of 48 credit points of additional honours units at 4000 level or above, including an honours research project of at least 12 and a maximum of 36 credit points, and at least 12 and a maximum of 36 credit points of honours coursework, as required by the relevant department and published in the faculty handbook. Honours subject areas and units of study for honours within the Faculty of Science are listed in Table A for the relevant faculty or Table S in the Shared Pool for Undergraduate degrees.
(4)
The grade of honours will be determined by an honours mark calculated from work, including the embedded honours component as specified in these resolutions, in the resolutions for the Faculty of Science or in the resolutions of the relevant faculty.

10 Award of the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies and Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies with Honours

(1)
Candidates for the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies combined degree who have completed requirements for the Bachelor of Science who do not meet requirements for the combined degree will be awarded the Bachelor of Science.
(2)
Honours in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the following table and rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science or relevant resolutions for the faculty in which the embedded honours component is undertaken.
 
A student who achieves
an honours mark in the
range …
will be awarded honours …
80 ≥ honours mark ≤ 100 First Class
75 ≥ honours mark < 80 Second Class / Division 1
70 ≥ honours mark < 75 Second Class / Division 2
65 ≥ honours mark < 70 Third Class
(3)
Candidates for the award of the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours who do not meet the requirements for the honours degree, but who otherwise meet requirements for the Bachelor of Science, or the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies will be awarded the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies as appropriate.

11 Cross-institutional study

Cross-institutional study is available in this course under conditions specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science.

12 International exchange

The Faculty of Science encourages candidates in this course to participate in international exchange programs as set out in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science.

13 Course transfer

A candidate may transfer from the Bachelor of Science and elect to complete the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies in accordance with these resolutions and receive full credit for work completed in the Bachelor of Science. A candidate may abandon the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies combined degree and elect to complete the Bachelor of Science in accordance with these resolutions and receive credit in accordance with the requirements of the Bachelor of Science. Readmission to the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies in the future will require a new application for admission to candidature for that course and completion in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.

14 Credit for previous study

Credit transfer is subject to the provisions of the Coursework Policy and the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science or, in the case of a major or minor offered by another faculty, any relevant resolutions of that faculty.

15 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2019 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2019 who elect to proceed under these resolutions. Students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2019 who elect to transfer and proceed under these resolutions should note that the University does not undertake to offer 4000 level units and projects in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies combined degree prior to 2020 and that it may not be possible to complete requirements for the combined degree before the end of Semester 2 2020.
(2)
Candidates who commence candidature after 1 January, 2019 who are seeking credit for prior study should note that the University does not undertake to offer 4000 level units and projects in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies combined degree prior to 2020 and that it may not be possible to complete requirements for the combined degree before the end of Semester 2 2020. 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, 2019 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.