Bachelor of Advanced Studies

 

Bachelor of Advanced Studies

Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours)

Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Psychology)


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 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. These resolutions do not apply to students admitted to a combined degree with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. Requirements for combined degrees with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies are set out in the resolutions for the combined degree. Current versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

BPADVSTU-01

Bachelor of Advanced Studies

BHADVSTH-01

Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours)

BPADVPSY-01

Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Psychology)

 

2 Attendance pattern

Unless otherwise specified in the resolutions of the supervising faculty, the attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Streams

(1)
For candidates admitted to the Bachelor of Advanced Studies on the basis of clause 5 (2) of these resolutions, the Bachelor of Advanced Studies is available in the following streams:
(a)
Psychology
(2)
For candidates admitted to the Bachelor of Advanced Studies on the basis of clause 5 (2) of these resoultions, completion of a stream is a requirement of the Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

4 Faculty management

(1)
Candidates for the Bachelor of Advanced Studies without Honours will be under the supervision of the Faculty that administers the subject area or stream in which the candidate is enrolled.
(2)
Candidates undertaking Honours in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies will be under the supervision of the Faculty offering and supervising the Honours component in which the candidate is enrolled.
(3)
The Dean of the supervising Faculty shall exercise authority in any matter concerned with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and the Bachelor of Advanced Studies with Honours not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Admission to the Bachelor of Advanced Studies with 96 credit points reduction of volume of learning requires:
(a)
a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Design Computing or Bachelor of Visual Arts from the University of Sydney, including two majors, or study deemed by the supervising faculty referred to in Section 4 of these resolutions to be of comparable or appropriate depth; or
(b)
a bachelor degree from another university deemed by the relevant faculty to achieve comparable learning outcomes and standards with comparable or appropriate depth to that of a degree listed in clause 5 (1) (a); or
(c)
144 credit points towards a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Design Computing or Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of Sydney from which the student has not yet graduated, including a major from Table A for the relevant degree, or equivalent specialisation, a second major, the degree core, if any, and 12 credit points from the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(d)
for candidates undertaking an Honours component, a minimum Weighted Average Mark of at least 65 or equivalent or a higher mark or grade as specified by the faculty that administers the proposed Honours component; and
(e)
other requirements specified by the faculty that administers the proposed subject area (where appropriate), stream or Honours component.
(2)
Admission to the Bachelor of Advanced Studies with 48 credit points reduction of volume of learning is only available under defined stream(s) as specified in 3 (1) and requires:
(a)
a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Design Computing or Bachelor of Visual Arts from the University of Sydney, including two majors or study deemed by the supervising faculty referred to in Section 4 of these resolutions to be of comparable or appropriate depth; or
(b)
a degree from the University of Sydney not listed in 5 (2) (a) that the managing faculty as defined in Part 4 deems appropriate preparation to undertake the Bachelor of Advanced Studies; or
(c)
a bachelor degree from another university deemed by the relevant Faculty to achieve comparable learning outcomes and standards with comparable or appropriate depth to that of a degree listed in clause 5 (2) (a); and
(d)
other requirements specified by the faculty that administers the proposed subject area, stream and, for students seeking admission to Honours, the Honours component.
(i)
Admission to the Psychology stream requires:
a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, or Bachelor of Liberal Studies from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification, provided the applicant has not previously completed a major in Psychology; and completion within the last ten years of twelve credit points of foundation units in psychology as specified in Table A or units of study taken at another university deemed by the relevant Associate Dean to be equivalent in content and standard to these units.
(3)
For candidates seeking direct admission with a 96 credit point reduction of learning as specified in 5 (1) to an embedded Honours component as specified in Clause 9, the major or equivalent referred to in clause (5) (1) (a)-(c), or 5 (2) (a)-(c) must be in a discipline area approved by the relevant faculty.
(4)
English language requirements as specified in the Coursework Policy 2014 must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The Bachelor of Advanced Studies with a reduced volume of learning may only be taken in conjunction with a partner bachelor award which may be:
(a)
a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Design Computing or Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of Sydney from which the candidate has not graduated but towards which the candidate has completed 144 credit points, including:
(i)
a major as specified in Table A for the relevant degree; and
(ii)
12 credit points from the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; or
(b)
a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Design Computing or Bachelor of Visual Arts from the University of Sydney from which the candidate has graduated; or
(c)
a degree from another university deemed by the relevant faculty to achieve comparable learning outcomes and standards, and comparable or appropriate depth to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Design Computing or Bachelor of Visual Arts from the University of Sydney, from which the candidate has graduated.
(2)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Advanced Studies are set out in:
(a)
Table A for the Bachelor of Advanced Studies;
(b)
The 4000-level Elective Collection from Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees;
In these resolutions Table S means Table S as specified here.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, a candidate must complete 144 credit points, less any reduction in the volume of learning as specified in clause 4, comprising:
(a)
For candidates granted 96 credit point reduction in volume of learning:
(i)
A minimum of 24 credit points in a single subject area at 4000-level from Table A including a research, community, industry or entrepreneurship project of at least 12 and up to 36 credit points;
(ii)
Elective units from Table S as specified in 6 (2);
(b)
For candidates granted 48 credit points reduction in volume of learning:
(i)
48 credit points of units from the Table A of a stream specified in section 3 (1)
(ii)
A minimum of 24 credit points in a single subject area at 4000-level from Table A, including a research, community, industry or entrepreneurship project of at least 12 and up to 36 credit points;
(iii)
Elective units from Table A or Table S as specified in 6 (2);
(4)
Applicants may be granted a reduction in the volume of learning of either 48 or 96 credit points on the basis of a prior bachelor degree or equivalent qualification.

7 Streams, Honours Components and Subject Areas

(1)
By the completion of the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, students must have completed the requirements for the Stream, Honours Component or Subject Area as set out in 6.3.

8 Progression rules

(1)
For candidates granted 48 credit points reduction in volume of learning, except with the permission of the relevant Associate Dean candidates must complete the 48 credit points specified for the stream in 6 (3) (b) (i) before progressing to 4000-level units.
(2)
For candidates undertaking a stream, or subject area, progression rules specified in any of the tables in 6 (3) for that stream or subject area apply.

9 Requirements for the Bachelor of Advanced Studies with Honours

(1)
An Honours component, involving a research project, is available to meritorious students in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies who complete an alternative set of units of study in the final year. Except with the permission of the Associate Dean from the relevant faculty, candidates undertaking an Honours component must complete the requirements full-time over two consecutive semesters. If the relevant faculty is satisfied that a student is unable to attempt Honours component on a full time basis and if the relevant Associate Dean so recommends, permission may be granted to undertake Honours part-time. Requirements and the class of award for Honours are as specified in the relevant resolutions of the faculty in which the component is undertaken.
(2)
Admission
Admission to the Honours component is by permission of the relevant Honours coordinator or head of department after the completion of 144 credit points, including at least one major in an area related to the intended Honours study and any degree or stream-specific core or equivalent as determined by the relevant faculty. Admission requires a Weighted Average Mark of at least 65 in units of study completed to that point, and a major or study of equivalent depth in the area of the proposed Honours component. Applicants for admission to an Honours component must also meet any requirements for Honours set by the relevant department, school or faculty as set out in the relevant resolutions.
(3)
Requirements
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Advanced Studies with Honours a candidate must complete 36 - 48 credit points of Honours units at 4000 level or above, including an Honours research project of 12 - 36 credit points, and 12 - 36 credit points of Honours coursework, as required by the relevant department and published in the relevant table listed in 6 (2) (a). Honours subject areas and units of study for Honours are listed in the tables listed in 6 (2) (a).
(4)
The Honours mark
The grade of Honours will be determined by an Honours mark calculated from work in the embedded Honours component as specified in the relevant Faculty resolutions.

10 Award of the Bachelor of Advanced Studies

(1)
Candidates who successfully undertake the Bachelor of Advanced Studies with Honours and who entered the Bachelor of Advanced Studies on the basis of a completed bachelor degree, as specified in clauses 5 (1) (a) or (b) above, will be awarded the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours).
(2)
Candidates who undertake the Bachelor of Advanced Studies without Honours and who entered the Bachelor of Advanced Studies on the basis of a completed bachelor degree, as specified in clauses 5 (1) (a) or (b) above, will be awarded the Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
(3)
Candidates who entered the Bachelor of Advanced Studies with or without Honours on the basis of 144 credit towards a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Design Computing or Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of Sydney from which the candidate has not graduated, shall be awarded the Bachelor of Advanced Studies with or without Honours as appropriate.
(4)
Honours in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the table and rules specified in the resolutions of the relevant faculty in which the embedded Honours component is undertaken.
(5)
Candidates who complete the Bachelor of Advanced Studies with a stream will be awarded the Bachelor of Advanced Studies ([stream]).

11 Cross-institutional study

Cross-institutional study is not available for candidates entering the Bachelor of Advanced Studies on the basis of a completed bachelor degree as specified in clauses 5 (1) (a) or (b) or 5 (2) (a), (b) or (c).

12 International exchange

International exchange programs are available in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies under conditions specified in the resolutions of the relevant supervising faculty as specified in clause 4 of these resolutions.

13 Concurrent Study

(1)
Candidates who entered the Bachelor of Advanced Studies with or without Honours on the basis of 144 credit towards a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Design Computing or Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of Sydney from which the candidate has not graduated; and
(a)
who are enrolled in a combined or double degree; or
(b)
have suspended enrolment in a combined or double degree; may:
(i)
complete the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and then elect to complete the combined or double degree, subject to permission of the relevant faculty; or
(ii)
abandon the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and elect to complete the combined or double degree in accordance with the resolutions governing that combined or double degree.

14 Credit for previous study

(1)
Credit may be granted subject to the provisions of the Coursework Policy 2014 and the resolutions of the supervising faculty, provided that a candidate completes a minimum of 48 credit points at the University of Sydney toward the degree.
(2)
Where a student is admitted to the Bachelor of Advanced Studies with a 96 credit point reduction in the volume of learning, no credit will be granted.

15 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies after 1 January, 2020.