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), 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

BPSCINUD-02

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 Streams

(1)
The Bachelor of Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics is available in the following stream:
(b)
Dalyell.
(2)
Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics. 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 D S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
(3)
Candidates who qualify for the Dalyell stream may complete that stream while also completing another stream.

4 Master's type

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

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 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 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 standard.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in:
(a)
Table A for the Bachelor of Science;
(b)
Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees;
(c)
Table O of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(d)
for students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, Table D of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(e)
The Table of units for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from the Faculty of Science.
(f)
In these resolutions, except where otherwise specified, Table A, Table S, Table O and Table D mean Table A, Table S, Table O and Table D as specified here.
(2)
To qualify for the award of both degrees a candidate must successfully complete 240 credit points, comprising:
(a)
144 credit points to qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Science as specified in resolutions for the Bachelor of Science, including:
(i)
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);
(ii)
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);
(iii)
a program (72 credit points) in Nutrition and Dietetics as defined in Section 7 below and specified in Table A;
(iv)
a minor (36 credit points) or second major (48 credit points) as defined in Table A or Table S;
(b)
for students never enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O and
(c)
for students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream;
(i)
6 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O; and
(ii)
12 credit points of Dalyell units of study as specified in Table D.
(d)
students previously but no longer enrolled in the Dalyell Stream:
(i)
who have completed at least 6 credit points of Dalyell units of study will need to complete 6 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O,
(ii)
who have not completed any Dalyell units of study will need to complete 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O
(e)
where appropriate, elective units from Table A, Table S, Table O or, for students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, Table D; and
(f)
if enrolled in a stream, complete the requirements for the stream as specified in Table A or Table D.
(g)
96 credit points for the award of the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics as required by the resolutions and Table of units for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics.

7 Programs, majors and minors

(1)
Completion of a program in Nutrition and Dietetics from Table A for the Bachelor of Science is a requirement for this double degree.
(2)
Completion of a minor or second major from Table A or Table S is a requirement for this double degree.

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)
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 a Cross-Semester Average Mark (CSAM) at a level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies in each year of study or over each 48 credit-point block to continue in the Dalyell Stream. Candidates who do not maintain a CSAM at the level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies may continue in any other major, minor, program or stream into which they were admitted, but will not remain in the Dalyell Stream.
(c)
Candidates enrolled in the Dalyell Stream who do not satisfy requirements for the Dalyell Stream but who otherwise meet requirements for the award course in which they are enrolled will graduate from the award course without the Dalyell Stream. Students may not study units additional to the maximum credit points for their award course except with the approval of the Associate Dean. 

9 Access to the Bachelor of Advanced Studies with Honours

(1)
Honours in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies is available to meritorious candidates who have completed requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree, by suspending candidature, with the permission of the Faculty of Science, in the double degree for one year, enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and taking an embedded honours component in an additional year of full time study. Award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies are listed in the Resolutions of the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours).

10 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Science is awarded at Pass level. Honours in science disciplines is taken by enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and completing an embedded honours component.
(2)
The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics is awarded as a Pass degree only.

11 Course transfer

(1)
A candidate may abandon the double degree program 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.
(2)
With the permission of the Faculty of Science, suitably qualified candidates may, after completing requirements for the Bachelor of Science, defer progression to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics and undertake an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and then, upon completion of the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, continue to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics.
(3)
A candidate who has suspended enrolment in the double degree program to enrol in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies to complete requirements of honours or a stream may, with the permission of the Faculty of Science, abandon the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and enrol in the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics.

12 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2020 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 who elect to proceed under these resolutions. Students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.