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Materials and equipment

Most courses and units of study have required or recommended course materials, such as books, readers, materials and equipment. There may also be ancillary costs for your degree to cover additional resources.

Books and study materials

Prescribed textbooks for each unit of study are listed in your faculty handbook, unit of study outlines or on the Co-op bookshop website, using its textbook search.

Buy your textbooks and course notes or readers early to save time and avoid queues. You can also order them online for collection or delivery.

You can buy textbooks a number of ways:

Some units of study also prescribe student notes or a course reader. This is a collection of journal articles, book chapters and other material from a range of sources. Hardcopies may be available from:

If you’re enrolled in a course taught at another campus, check your unit of study outlines to find out where your textbooks, notes and readers are available.

If you need help covering the cost of reading materials, contact our Financial Support Service.

You can also see if your course readings and textbooks can be accessed online or are available to borrow by checking the Library website.

Course equipment

Your unit of study outline will contain information on whether you need to buy course equipment or clothing, such as lab coats, safety glasses or boots.

You can also find your course requirements and order equipment online through the faculty e-stores below.

Ancillary expenses

Ancillary expenses are some of the additional costs associated with your degree, covering resources such as materials, equipment and uniforms.

Below is a list of estimated additional costs associated with your degree. These aren’t always compulsory and where kits are available for purchase, you can choose to use your own equipment and materials or buy them independently.

Program/unit

Approximate cost

Details

Bachelor of Architecture and Environments  (Year1)

$115

Set costs for materials kit (timber, plaster, card, polypropylene) and toolkit

Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Year 1)

$70

Toolkit

Bachelor of Design in Architecture (BDES1026 Studio 1A)

$40

Set costs for materials kit (plaster, bamboo, card, polypropylene etc)

Bachelor of Design in Architecture (BDES2026 Studio 2A)

$45

Set costs for stream-specific materials kit (object, image, drawing, materials modules)

Bachelor of Design in Architecture (each year)

$250 – $750

Model-making materials (perspex, board, wood, metals etc, used in producing models for architecture studios)

Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Year 3) 

$200 – $750

Students are invited to participate in a field trip to Melbourne. Transport and accommodation options are at the discretion of students.

Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Year 3)

$35 – $60

Participation in the Graduate Exhibition (contributing to printing, catalogue and other costs associated with the exhibition). Charges determined and collected by students.

Master of Architecture (each studio)

$150 – $500

Model-making materials (perspex, board, wood, metals etc, used in producing models for architecture studios)

Master of Architecture (graduate studio)

$50 – $75

Participation in the Graduate Exhibition (contributing to printing, catalogue and other costs associated with the exhibition). Charges determined and collected by students.

Bachelor of Design Computing (each studio)

up to $200

Electronics and other materials to support studio projects

Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts (each studio)

up to $200

Electronics and other materials to support studio projects

AWSS1001 Architectural Sketching and Drawing 

$50

Set costs for materials kit. You can supply your own materials.

AWSS2002 Site Specific Art

$60

Set costs for materials kit (concrete, casting, brazing consumables)

AWSS2010 Architecture & Design Ceramic Processes
DESA9014 Architecture & Design Ceramic Processes

$65

Set costs for materials kit (clay, plaster, glaze, sketchbook etc). You can supply your own materials.

AWSS2020/DESA9008 Object Design

$65

Set costs for materials kit. You can supply your own materials.


AWSS2015 Generative Drawing

$50

Set costs for materials kit (ink, quills, paper, pens, charcoal, sketchbook etc)

AWSS2027/DESA9013 Architecture and Design Material Processes

$65

Set costs for materials kit (ink, quills, paper, pens, charcoal, sketchbook etc)

AWSS2023 Architectural Photography

$30

Set costs for materials kit (photographic paper, class activity materials)

AWSS2026/DESA9012 2D Print Processes in Design

$65

Set costs for materials kit (casting materials, card, silicone, plaster, sketchbook etc)

DESA3013 Expanded Colour: from Theory to Application

$50

Set costs for materials kit (papers, brushes, colour filters)

These approximate costs are indicative and subject to change on an annual basis. You will be given an order form and exact costs once your course begins.

Bachelor of Oral Health

  • Year 1 – $2110
  • Year 2 – $330
  • Year 3 – $300

Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

  • Year 1 – $5500
  • Year 2 – $2300
  • Year 3 – $750
  • Year 4 – $200

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Below is a guide to some of the costs you can expect during your four years of study. These are estimates only and there may be additional costs that arise.

You can order equipment specific to your degree through our online store. All mandatory items (except the DVM Professional Pack) will be clearly marked, with additional optional items available. Prac class items have been selected by the school specifically for their students.

We recommend you consult with your unit of study coordinators before purchasing textbooks.

Item

Further information

Price

Year required

Equipment

Laboratory coat

Minimum 1 recommended

$30

All

DVM Professional Pack1

Compulsory

$848

All

Textbooks and unit of study handbooks

As advised by unit of study coordinator. All textbooks are available in the University library

Varies according to unit of study

All

 

Clothing and footwear

Safety boots

Practical classes and placements2

$50-80

All

Gum boots

Practical classes and placements2

$19-49

All

School dental coat

1 required

$30

All

Surgical scrubs

1 top and bottom required

$20-50

All

Cotton drill work trousers

Minimum 1 pair required for practicals and placements

$45-55

All

School overalls

Minimum 2 pairs required for practicals and animal husbandry placements

$60-70

All

School shirts

Compulsory, minimum 2 recommended, required for all placements3

$40-50

All

Travel and accommodation

Animal husbandry placements3

 

Variable cost for travel to/from placement and accommodation

1-2

Preparatory clinical placements3

 

2-3

Clinical placements3

 

4

Third year at Camden4

 

3

Incidentals

Dissection gloves

Required for classes from Semester 1

$9 /50 pairs

All

Scalpel blades

 

$2/10 blades

All

Name badge

Compulsory, new badge provided each year

$40

All

Radiation badge

Compulsory, purchased in Year 3

$80-100

3

Locker key

Optional

$10 + $10 deposit

1-3

Photocopying

As required

Refer to website

All

Q fever vaccination

Once only. Needs to be completed no later than 15 days before Week 3, Semester 1

$150

All

Associations (optional)

Veterinary Society

 

$80

All

University Co-op Bookshop

 

$25

All

You can find information on public transport on the Transport for NSW website.

  1. The DVM Professional Pack is compulsory for all students and includes high quality instruments, dissection tools, safety goggles and other key equipment that has been designed to meet equipment needs throughout your course.
  2. During Years 1 and 2, you will attend the University Farms, Camden up to 2 days per week. You will need to pay transport costs to and from the University Farms and Camden campus. Public transport from the nearest railway station is infrequent, but you may be able to join a car pool and share transport costs with other students.
  3. During vacation periods from Year 1 to Year 3, you are required to complete an extramural studies program of practical work in pre- clinical (animal husbandry) and preparatory clinical (veterinary practice) placements. Animal husbandry placements commence during Year 1, Semester 2, and pre-clinical placements during Year 2. You also need to attend a placement at an abattoir in Year 3 or 4. In Year 4, you will complete a minimum of 40 weeks of clinical rotations at approved extramural sites (both urban and rural) and the University Veterinary Teaching Hospitals (Sydney and Camden). The extramural studies program meets requirements set by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and is an essential component of the DVM degree. The location of properties, private veterinary practices and other partner sites may be some distance from Sydney, and may include interstate or overseas travel if you choose so. During rotations, you will need to travel to your allocated site on a daily basis. You are responsible for funding transport and accommodations expenses to complete each rotation.
  4. During Year 3, most classes will take place at the University Camden Campus. There are self-catered student accommodation facilities on the campus. Alternative accommodation is available in the surrounding area and adjacent towns, however you will need to make your own arrangements for travel to and from the Camden campus.

After you’ve enrolled in a program at Sydney College of the Arts, you will be able to pay your ancillary expenses online.

  • If you’re commencing your first year of the Bachelor of Visual Arts, you need to pay $250 when you enrol to cover the cost of materials used in your studio project assignments. The cost of additional materials is your own responsibility.
  • If you’re an honours or postgraduate student, you may need to pay a fee for studio access. You’ll be given this information during your orientation session.
  • If you’re enrolling in an elective, you may need to pay an extra fee for additional materials.
  • If you’re in the final semester of your course, you need to pay a contribution towards the cost of the Degree Show exhibition and catalogue.

Adobe Creative Suite Licence

If you’re enrolled in any Sydney College of the Arts units of study, you can access the full range of the Adobe Creative Suite products via the Adobe Creative Cloud for $50 (plus $5 GST) per year.

Purchase a subscription for the Adobe Creative Cloud online. Once your payment has been processed, your University student email address will be provided to Adobe. You will receive an email explaining how to finalise the registration.

If you’re in your first year of the Bachelor of Visual Arts, the licence cost for the year is included in the $250 ancillary expense you paid at enrolment.

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