Undergraduate Forms and Procedures

This page contains information on how to make changes to your current Faculty of Science undergraduate degree, enrolment or candidature, and the forms you need to read, download and complete in order to make those changes.

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Academic advisor appointments and
Planning my degree
Download the information sheet and degree planner
The Faculty of Science assists undergraduate students enrolled in degrees administered by the Faculty, and combined degrees through the provision of administrative and academic advice. If you need assistance with degree planning, you are most welcome to submit a degree plan and make a booking with one of the Sub or Associate Deans. Postgraduate research and honours students should consult their supervisor and PG/Hons degree coordinator. Postgraduate coursework students should consult their degree coordinator.
Download the information sheet and degree planner

Appeals against an academic decision
Download the application form
If you believe you have genuine grounds for contesting an academic decision, you may apply to have the decision reviewed.
 
Feedback and appeal of mark or grade
The Faculty encourages you to take the earliest opportunity to contact the relevant staff member for further information about the result and/or to discuss any concerns. Please read the information sheet.
 
Appeal to the Faculty
You can submit a written appeal to the Faculty on the grounds that due academic process has not been observed by a School/Discipline or the Faculty when making an academic decision. Academic decisions can relate to marks, grades, assessment, and coursework in Science units of study and degrees. Download the appeal form.
 
Appeals relating to credit should be directed to the Student Credit Team sc.credit@sydney.edu.au. For appeals relating to Special Consideration and Special Arrangements, please see the information on the University website.

Allowable Course Transfers (Faculty of Science degrees)

Log in to your Sydney Student portal to apply.

Transfers into the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Advanced)* and Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)* are available from the following::

Single degrees Combined degrees
BSc (Environmental) Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sport Science) and BSc (Nutrition)
BSc (Molecular Biology and Genetics) Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws (BSc/LLB)
BSc (Bioinformatics) Bachelor of Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics (BSc/MND)
BSc(Marine Science) Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts
BSc Nutrition) Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science
BSc (Molecular Biotechnology) Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Medical Science Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Psychology (Science stream) Bachelor of Science and Master of Nursing
Bachelor of Liberal Studies Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science
  Bachelor of Science and MBBS
Bachelor of Science (Advanced) and Doctor of Medicine
Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science (Advanced) and Doctor of Dental Medicine (2016 start)

Transfers into the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences are available from the following:

  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies (including the International Stream)
  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Transfers into the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws are available for any current enrolled combined Law student.

Transfers into the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts are available from the following:

  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts LH011 (five year degree)
  • Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Science DH018 (five year degree)

Transfers into the Bachelor of Medical Scienceare available from:

  • Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Medical Science

*Students who apply for transfer into the Advanced or Advanced Mathematics stream and are not successful will still be considered for transfer into the Bachelor of Science.

Please apply after the release of results and before the commencement of semester.

Please note that students who will complete degree requirements in the next semester will not be transferred but will instead be exited early from their combined degree with the single degree.

Please be aware that an application for allowable course transfer automatically generates an application for credit. In some circumstances (such as a transfer to BSc/LLB) you may not be able to credit all successfully completed units due to degree requirements.

If you wish to change degree streams, please download the form. If you would like to transfer to a degree that is not on the list, please see information about transferring.

Students are advised that they should only submit an application for course transfer in the period after the release of results for the current semester and before the commencement of the next semester. Applications submitted outside this period may not be able to be processed.

Cross-institutional study (Inbound)
If you are enrolled at another tertiary institution and would like to undertake some units/subjects at the University of Sydney, you will need to carefully read the information provided in the information sheet below and complete an application form.
Complete the online application via Sydney Courses

Cross-institutional study (Outbound) Download the information sheet
Download the application form

If you are interested in taking a unit/s from another Australian university as part of your degree, you can apply to the Faculty of Science to study on a cross-institutional basis. You must complete and submit the application form above, and provide all documentation requested. You must also contact the university that offers the unit/s well in advance of your intended semester of study for information on application procedures and deadlines.

If you intend on completing study at an international institution, please see Short Term Independent Study Abroad

Download the information sheet
Download the application form
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Your application form may be submitted in the following ways:

  • in person at the Faculty of Science Office
  • by mail to the Faculty of Science Office
  • by scanning your completed form and emailing it to science.grads.compliance@sydney.edu.au
  • via fax to 02 9351 4846 (least preferred method)

Discontinuation of my Science degree
Discontinuation is stopping your studies in a degree program completely. If you have decided not to study any further, have transferred to another degree, another Faculty or another University, then you must 'discontinue' your Science degree, via MyUni

Discontinued not to count as failure (DC) Download the application form

IMPORTANT: Use this DC application form only if you are requesting a DC after the advertised deadline.
Discontinued not to count as failure (DC) refers to discontinuing a unit of study without academic penalty, BUT you remain liable for the relevant HECS charge. Normally, you can request a DC by varying your enrolment (ie. dropping a unit) in MyUni before the advertised DC deadline, but if you are requesting a DC after the deadline, then you must use the DC application form below.

Your application form may be submitted in the following ways:
  • in person at the Faculty of Science Office
  • by mail to the Faculty of Science Office

Enrolment variation

To enrol in or withdraw from units of study, please vary your enrolment through your Sydney Student portal via MyUni

Exchange scholarships Download the application form
View the application deadline
Each semester, the Faculty of Science awards up to 4 scholarships, each valued at $5000, to students going on exchange at selected overseas universities.
Download the application form
View the application deadlne
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Your application form may be submitted in the following ways:

  • in person at the Faculty of Science Office
  • by mail to:
    Faculty of Science Office
    Dean of Science Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship Program
    Carslaw Building (F07)
    University of Sydney  NSW 2006

Financial assistance
Have you taken time off work to prepare for exams and assessments and are struggling to meet your rent, buy food, or cover bills? The Financial Assistance Office has bursaries and interest free loans that are to help with these kinds of expenses. For an application form to apply for assistance, please see the Financial Assistance Office website, or email fao@stuserv.usyd.edu.au

Honours View the application deadline

Honours in the Faculty of Science is a widely recognised and highly regarded additional year of undergraduate study available to students who have recently completed their undergraduate degree. Honours is a unique opportunity for you to explore your research potential by designing an independent project and producing a thesis of your work.

View the application deadline

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM:
Applications must be submitted online. Find your honours degree in this list and then click Apply Now.

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Non-award study Download the information sheet
Complete the online application form
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study for your own interest, or for other reasons, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student. Admission as a non-award student is assessed on an individual basis. Non-degree students pay full tuition fees to undertake a unit of study (subject) offered in the Faculty of Science without being enrolled in an award course (degree).
Download the information sheet

Complete the online application form
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Recommencement

Domestic students: Download the application form
International students: complete this application form

Recommencement (also called Re-admission) is starting your degree studies again after you have suspended (paused) your studies. If you have suspended your studies, you need to sign into MyUni and complete an application to indicate that you wish to recommence your studies when your suspension period comes to an end. Please note that the application form is only to be submitted in hard copy to the Faculty of Science office if you cannot access your Sydney Student portal.

Reducing my study load (international visa holders) Download the application form
If you are an international student and you have a student visa and you wish to withdraw from a unit of study or reduce your study load, apply through MyUni

Request for insurance for unpaid internship Complete the online application form

The Faculty of Science will consider requests to provide insurance cover for students undertaking internships provided that the student is able to demonstrate the following:

  • How the work experience contributes to an area of study
  • How the activity is related to the applicant’s field of study

Fill in the online Request for insurance for unpaid internship form

Short Term Independent Study Abroad

Read the Local Provision on Short Term Study Abroad

Download the application form

Independent Study Abroad is an opportunity to study at an international university in the Summer or Winter break periods, and to have that study count towards an undergraduate degree administered by the Faculty of Science in circumstances where the formal University of Sydney Exchange Program does not apply. The maximum credit available is 24 credit points (cps) of undergraduate study of which the equivalent of 6cps can be taken in any one July Winter break period and 12cps in any one December-February Summer break period. This study is treated in a manner similar to Outbound Cross Institutional Study, but the Faculty of Science imposes further requirements for approval.

Read the Local Provision on Short Term Study Abroad
Download the application form

Your application form may be submitted in the following ways:

Special arrangements  

Special arrangements can be made if you will have difficulty submitting assessment tasks due to essential community commitments (eg. essential religious commitments, jury duty, Australian Defence Force commitment etc.)

Applications for special consideration and special arrangements are managed by the University’s Student Administration Services (SAS). Visit the SAS web pages for information on eligibility and how to apply online.

Replacement Final Examinations

Replacement Final Examinations for units of study administered by the Faculty of Science in Semester 1, 2016 will be held in the period: Monday 27 June 2016 to Friday 8 July 2016.

If you are granted Special Consideration or Special Arrangement for a Final Examination you will be expected to attend a replacement examination in the above replacement examination period.

Special consideration

If your work during a teaching period or performance in an exam or assessment has been affected by serious illness or misadventure, you need to submit an Application for Special Consideration.

Applications for special consideration and special arrangements are managed by the University’s Student Administration Services (SAS). Visit the SAS web pages for information on eligibility and how to apply online.

Replacement Final Examinations

Replacement Final Examinations for units of study administered by the Faculty of Science in Semester 1, 2016 will be held in the period: Monday 27 June 2016 to Friday 8 July 2016.

If you are granted Special Consideration or Special Arrangement for a Final Examination you will be expected to attend a replacement examination in the above replacement examination period.

Special Permission
If you wish to undertake an advanced unit of study or you have failed a pre-requisite for a unit of study you wish to undertake, you are required to apply for Special Permission via your Sydney Student portal.
Your application form may be submitted in the following way:

Stream Transfer (Faculty of Science administered degrees)

Download the stream transfer application form

If you are enrolled in a degree administered by the Faculty of Science and you wish to transfer streams within your degree, please download the application form and return it to the Faculty of Science office. Please consult the list below for approved stream transfers.

For further information please email the Science Student Advisor (Admissions and Candidature): science.candidature@sydney.edu.au.

The following stream transfers are available:

From To
BSc BSc (Adv)/BSc (Adv Maths)
BSc (Adv)/BSc (Adv Maths) BSc
BSc/BA BSc(Adv)/BA
BSc/LLB BSc (Adv)/LLB
BSc/MND BSc(Adv)/MND
BPsych (Arts) BPsych (Science)
BPsych (Science) BPsych (Arts)

Please note: If you are in a combined degree administered by another Faculty (for example, BE/BSc), please contact the relevant Faculty about stream transfer. If you wish to change degrees, please see either the list of allowable course transfers or information on transferring.

Student Academic Progression Read the policy
The Faculty of Science recognises the value of reliably and efficiently monitoring your progress in your studies, and of having systems in place to promote the early detection of students who are making poor or unsatisfactory progress and are therefore at risk of exclusion from their degree. Read the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 and the Coursework Policy 2014 to learn about how this policy might affect you.
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Suspension for one or two semesters

Suspension refers to students who have begun their degree program and wish to pause their studies for one or two semesters. You can suspend studies via MyUni

Talented Student Program (TSP)  More information >>

If you have a strong interest in scientific investigation and have distinguished yourself in your studies in science at high school, you may be eligible for entry to the Faculty of Science Talented Student Program (TSP). The TSP is restricted to the very top science students and exists to meet the individual needs of these high-achievers. Everything you need to know about the TSP is available in the TSP booklet.

Download the 2016 TSP enrolment form

View the 2016 TSP coordinators

Transfers

 

If you would like to transfer to a degree that is not an allowable course transfer (such as transferring from a BA to a BPsych), please apply:
Domestic students: please apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC), or if you are a current University of Sydney student through direct application
International students: please apply through Sydney Courses.

Before you apply through these methods, be sure to check the list of allowable course transfers and stream transfers.

Unit of Study Stream Downgrade Request Download the request form.

This form is for students in degrees administered by the Faculty of Science who are seeking permission to drop from an advanced unit of study to a mainstream unit of study OR from a mainstream unit of study to a fundamental stream unit of study covering the same material, after week 2 of Semester, i.e. after the last day to add a unit.

Procedure:

  1. Print a copy of the attached form and fill it in.
  2. Takes this to the unit coordinator of the unit you intend to enrol in to approve.
  3. Returns signed form to the Faculty of Science office counter in Carslaw Building before the Census date

Note: Prior to the end of the 2nd week of semester students can make these changes themselves via their Sydney Student Portal.