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Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Coursework)

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Overview

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Coursework) is an additional year of intensive study that high achieving studentsmay undertake after completing an undergraduate degree. The program complements your prior studies and deepens your expertise in your chosen field, increasing your graduate employability.

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies is available to students who have completed an eligible bachelor’s degree at the University of Sydney or another university.

This course will enhance your knowledge and collaborative problem-solving and critical thinking skills through challenging coursework and an advanced project. This is an opportunity to experience work outside the classroom by collaborating across disciplines on a substantial real-world project in a professional, community or entrepreneurial setting.

You will graduate from the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Coursework) equipped with attributes highly valued by employers and the skills and experience to pursue a variety of careers.

Alternatively, if you wish to undertake an independent research project under academic supervision, you may wish to consider the honours pathway of the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. Please visit the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) page for more information.

Subject areas
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Admission, fees and how to apply

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What you'll study

You will extend your knowledge and critical thinking skills through challenging coursework and an advanced project. This is an opportunity to experience work outside the classroom by collaborating on a substantial real-world project in a professional, community or entrepreneurial setting.

In 2020, students will need to select one discipline area when applying for the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Coursework).  Options will include: 

Units of Study

Sample study plan


Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Coursework)

Year Sem  Units of study 
1 1 4000-level project 4000-level project Advanced coursework Advanced coursework
  2 4000-level project 4000-level project Advanced coursework Advanced coursework

 

Admission requirement

To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Coursework), you must:

  1. have completed a bachelor degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification from another tertiary institution in time to commence advanced coursework in the semester for which entry is sought;
  2. have completed two majors or study deemed by the supervising faculty to be of comparable depth, of which at least one major is in a disciplinary area relevant to your application

Career pathways

  • The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Coursework) gives you the chance to gain additional skills and expertise that are highly prized by employers in industry and government.
  • This course provides you with an opportunity to upskill in project work, analysis, problem solving, communication and presentation, which are all highly valued by employers across all industries.

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Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


Please note that for some courses there are additional costs in addition to the student contribution. Some of these additional costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protective clothing, and equipment. Please consult the University's web page for more information: https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students


The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protective clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through a government approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government. Further information is available from https://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/living-costs/health-insurance.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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