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Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars including Mathematical Sciences)

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Overview

Exclusive to high-achieving students with an ATAR (or equivalent) of 98+, the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars) program is an opportunity to challenge yourself alongside your most promising and talented peers.

The Dalyell Scholars program allows you to collaborate and network with like-minded world influencers.

In your first year, you"ll gain essential knowledge in the fundamental sciences with broad subjects, including mathematics, and the option to choose units outside of the sciences. In second and third years you'll specialise in your chosen program with the option to take subjects from across the University. Throughout the four years of the Bachelor of Advanced Studies you'll complete a second major and get involved in cross-disciplinary, community, professional, research or entrepreneurial project work.

Throughout your degree you will also undertake exclusive Dalyell units of study that cover research showcases and methods and give you an opportunity to mentor.

In addition to completing distinctive Dalyell units of study with other high achievers, you will have access to enrichment opportunities including:

  • acceleration to master's level study
  • exclusive research and entrepreneurship programs
  • direct access to industry-based project learning
  • tailored mentoring and professional skills development to enhance your study and career opportunities
  • international experiences to develop your global perspective, including a global mobility scholarship.

Also available within the Dalyell stream is a special program in mathematical sciences for students who are looking for a career in maths and statistics.

Subject areas

You are required to choose one major from the faculty listing below and a second major or minor either from your faculty options or from our shared pool of majors and minors.

Shared pool

Admission, fees and how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

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What you'll study

You can undertake the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Daylell Scholars) full-time over four years or part-time over eight years.

To complete the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Daylell Scholars) you must complete a total 192 credit points (cp) worth of units of study. A typical unit of study has a value of 6cp. Full-time students normally enrol in 48 cp worth of units each year. Each student is required to complete two majors, at least one from Science Table A.

The combined degree incorporates either an embedded Honours program of study for those who qualify or 4 x 4000-level coursework and project units that deepen your knowledge of your discipline area(s), and provide further experiential opportunities such as research, industry, or community related projects.

Science Daylell scholars will also offered the opportunity to complete 12 credit points of distinctive Dalyell units of study within the degree. This will include 2 x 2cp showcase units, a 6cp Research Methods unit and either a 2cp mentorship or research project. Dalyell Scholars in Science will also tailor their own suite of enrichment opportunities, from: acceleration within their major or to masters level study in the student’s discipline; additional third level and fourth level enrichment units of study outside of the student’s discipline; mentoring and professional skills development; a global mobility experience and access to high achiever programs in mathematical sciences.

You may exit Dalyell stream at any time and an average mark of 75 s to be maintained for progression through the degree in the Dalyell stream.Should the average not be maintained, students will be moved out of the stream but remain in the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars) (Honours)

Year 1

  • Degree core: Maths 6cp
  • Degree core: Maths 6cp
  • Major 1 6cp
  • Major 1 6cp
  • Major 2 6cp
  • Major 2 6cp
  • Elective 6cp
  • Research Showcase(Dalyell unit) 4cp
  • Open Learning (OLE) 2cp

Year 2

  • Major 1 6cp
  • Major 1 6cp
  • Major 1 6cp
  • Major 1 6cp
  • Major 2 6cp
  • Major 2 6cp
  • Research Methods(Dalyell unit) 6cp
  • Open Learning (OLE) 6cp

Year 3

  • Major 1 6cp
  • Major 1 6cp
  • Major 2 6cp
  • Major 2 6cp
  • Major 2 6cp
  • Major 2 6cp
  • Elective 6cp
  • Research Showcase Mentoring (Dalyell unit) 2cp
  • Open Learning (OLE) 4cp

Year 4

  • 4000 level coursework 12cp
  • 4000 level project 12cp
  • 4000 level project 12cp
  • 4000 level project 12cp

Units of Study

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics or HSC Mathematics Extension 1. All students undertake some study in mathematics.

Admission criteria

Admission as a Dalyell scholar is on the basis of the following criteria:

  • a secondary education qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents) with an ATAR  of 98 or equivalent, or the first year of full time study in a bachelor's degree with an average mark of 80 or equivalent.
  • English language requirements where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

Admission pathways are open to domestic applicants on the basis of equity or other adjustment factors. To be considered for admission as a Dalyell scholar via an admission pathway, as a guide for eligibility, the following minimum ATARs are required: ATAR of 95 for Broadway, E12 and Future Leaders; an ATAR of 90 for Cadigal - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details, visit admission pathways.

Prerequisites

Mathematics (equivalent of band 4 in the NSW HSC subject Mathematics* or band E3 in Mathematics Extension 1 or 2) from 2019, if you are completing a senior secondary (year 12) qualification in Australia. For details including equivalent requirements for other qualifications, visit Mathematics course prerequisites.

*The subject requirement refers to Mathematics (not Mathematics General or Mathematics Standard), or Mathematics Advanced which will be first examined in the NSW HSC in 2020.

Course opportunities

The mathematical sciences program is only available in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell) stream.

Professional accreditation

Most majors are recognised by the relevant professional association. For example, if you complete a major in chemistry you are eligible for graduate membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).

Career Pathways

Our science and mathematics graduates can be found in many careers and roles, including:

  • agricultural scientist
  • astronomer
  • biosecurity researcher
  • data scientist
  • ecologist
  • environmental policy
  • food chemist
  • hydrologist
  • investment banker
  • journalist
  • mathematician
  • medical scientist
  • nanoscientist
  • nutritionist
  • psychologist
  • plant geneticist
  • soil scientist
  • statistician
  • veterinarian (with further study).

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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


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. 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.

Combined undergraduate degree tuition fees


For international students, for combined undergraduate degrees, a single indicative course tuition fee applies for the duration of your study in the combined degree, regardless of the units of study that are undertaken as part of your combined degree. Importantly, the single indicative course tuition fee is subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your study in the combined degree.

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, protected 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 an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. 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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