Bachelor of Science (Advanced) / Doctor of Dental Medicine

 

Bachelor of Science (Advanced)/Doctor of Dental Medicine


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 and stream title
BPSCADMD-01 Bachelor of Science (Advanced)/Doctor of Dental Medicine

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time only.

3 Cross faculty management

(1)
Candidates in this double degree will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Science until the end of the semester in which they complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Advanced). They will then be under the supervision of the Faculty of Dentistry.
(2)
The Deans of the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Dentistry shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerned with the double degree course not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

4 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) leading to the award of an Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR) or equivalent. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Eligible Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander applicants who submit additional information may improve their ranking by participating in the University's access and equity schemes. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Policy 2014.
(2)
In addition, admission to this course requires the applicant to participate in a semi structured interview. The results of this interview will form part of the ranking of applicants.

5 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in:
(a)
Table 1 for the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) from the Faculty of Science; and
(b)
The table of units of study for the Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Faculty of Dentistry.
(2)
The Dean of the Faculty of Science may permit a candidate of exceptional merit who is admitted to the Talented Student Program (TSP) to undertake a unit or units of study within the Faculty other than those specified in Table 1.
(3)
To qualify for the award of both degrees a candidate must successfully complete 336 credit points, comprising:
(a)
144 credit points to qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) as required by the Bachelor of Science resolutions, including 6 credit points of junior biology taken from BIOL1003, BIOL1903, BIOL1993, BIOL1006, BIOL1906, BIOL1996, BIOL1007, BIOL1907 or BIOL1997; and
(b)
192 credit points to qualify for the award of the Doctor of Dental Medicine as required by the resolutions for the Doctor of Dental Medicine.

6 Majors

(1)
Completion of a major, comprising all units completed at advanced level, is a requirement of the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) in this double degree. Candidates have the option of completing up to two majors.
(2)
The list of majors available in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) is specified in the course resolutions for the Bachelor of Science.

7 Progression rules

(1)
Candidates must complete all requirements for the degree Bachelor of Science (Advanced) within three years (or four years with honours), excluding any authorised periods of suspension, and must maintain a credit average in each year of study in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) degree (assessed annually), this being the minimum achievement required for admission to candidature for the Doctor of Dental Medicine.
(2)
Candidates must meet the Doctor of Dental Medicine Biology pre-requisite through successful completion of 6 credit points of junior biology taken from BIOL1003, BIOL1903, BIOL1993, BIOL1006, BIOL1906, BIOL1996,BIOL1007, BIOL1907 or BIOL1997 in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) degree.
(3)
One zero credit point unit of study (SDDP1011) in Dentistry to be completed during candidature in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) degree
(4)
Failure to maintain required progression and minimum result requirements will result in candidates being transferred from the double degree program to the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) or to the Bachelor of Science, determined by the Faculty of Science, according to the requirements of those degree resolutions at the point of transfer, with full credit for the units of study completed.

8 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious candidates in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced).
(2)
Honours in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) requires completion of an additional year of full time study. Candidates must complete the requirements for the honours course full-time over two consecutive semesters.
(3)
Candidates who enrol in the honours year at the completion of the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) will suspend enrolment in the double degree and transfer to the Bachelor of Science honours candidature and enrol in fourth year units of study, before returning to complete the double award. Honours can also be attempted at the completion of the double degree program.
(4)
Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) are described in the Coursework Policy 2014 and the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science.

9 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Science (Advanced) is awarded as either Pass or Honours. The honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the conditions specified in the Coursework Rule 2014 and the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science.
(2)
Candidates for the award of an Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the relevant pass degree.
(3)
The Doctor of Dental Medicine is awarded as a Pass grade.

10 Credit Transfer

It is not possible for candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced)/Doctor of Dental Medicine to obtain credit towards the Doctor of Dental Medicine for previous studies.

11 Course transfer

A candidate may abandon the double degree program and elect to complete the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) or the Bachelor of Science in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree. Completion of the Doctor of Dental Medicine 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.

12 Transitional Provisions

(1)
Students who commenced their degree prior to 1 January 2018 or who progress according to degree resolutions applicable to students commencing before that date may take major/s from the major/s listed under 'Transitional Provisions' in Table 1.