Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

The Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience students will be based at the Camperdown Campus for the first three years of the course and will use the faculty's large animal teaching and research facilities at the University farms and Camden Campus.

Professional development

Throughout the degree and in university vacations, students will undertake a professional development program incorporating at least 60 days of practical, faculty-supported work experience.

Course rules

 

Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience (Honours)


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
NH003 Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

2 Attendance pattern

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

3 Admission to candidature

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 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.

4 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in Table of units of study for Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a candidate must successfully complete 192 credit points, comprising:
(a)
48 credit points of first year core units of study; and
(b)
48 credit points of second year core units of study; and
(c)
48 credit points of third year units of study, including:
(i)  24 credit points of core units of study;
(ii)  24 credit points of elective units of study; and
(d)
48 credit points of fourth year units of study as prescribed in the Table of units of study.

5 Progression rules

(1)
Candidates for the degree may enrol in the units of study prescribed for the fourth year of candidature only after completion of Year One to Year Three.
(2)
All candidates are required to undertake a minimum of 60 days of professional experience as a part of their overall training in this degree.

6 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious candidates who complete an alternative set of units of study in the final year of the program. Admission to the honours program is by permission of the program coordinator after the completion of the third year. Admission requires:
(a)
Candidates to normally be of no more than three years standing, and normally have no fail or absent fail results; and
(b)
a WAM of at least 65 in year two and three units of study.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the honours degree, a candidate must:
(a)
complete the requirements for the pass degree but include the alternative honours pathway described in the table of units for the degree; and
(b)
obtain a minimum WAM of 65 in second and third year units of study and a minimum WAM of 65 in fourth year units of study
(c)
normally be of no more than four years standing in the degree
(d)
normally have no fail or absent fail results.
(3)
The grade of honours will be deterined by the final honours mark. The final honours mark is the average of the Second and Third Year WAM and the Fourth Year WAM.
(4)
In exceptional circumstances the conditions for the award of honours may be varied at the Dean's discretion.

7 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience is awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours. The honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Second Class according to the rules specified in the following table:

Description

Minimum second and third year WAM

 Minimum fourth year WAM

Final Honours grade

Honours Class I

70

 75

Grade >= 75

Honours Class II (Division 1)

65

 70

70 <= Grade < 75

Honours Class II (Division 2)

65

 65

65 <= Grade < 70

Honours not awarded

Grade < 65

   
(2)
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, but who have otherwise satisfied the course requirements, will be awarded the pass degree.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2014 and students 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 the requirements are completed by 1 January, 2017. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.