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Science study arrangements

Last updated Friday 14 February
The Faculty of Science has made study arrangements to support students affected by the Australian Government's restrictions on travel from China.

We have made study arrangements in courses where possible for students who are affected by the travel ban and unable to come to campus. All other students will be expected to attend classes on campus from week 1, 24 February. 

Several units will run the full semester (13 weeks) with online supported learning.

Lectures, tutorials and assessments (exams, essays etc) will take place online for the majority of these units. You will still be able to join an on-campus class if you are able to arrive in Sydney during semester. You may need to complete some course components in-person on campus to complete the unit. This information will be detailed on the Canvas page for each unit.

In several units, the first five weeks will be delivered online. You will then need to attend classes on campus to complete the remainder of the unit. If there is an ‘in person component of study’ you will be able complete it once you are able to attend on campus, and prior to the commencement of Semester 2. These units may require you to sit exams in person, attend laboratory sessions and/or undertake practical assessments at our campus in Sydney.

We will be updating the list of available units regularly. Units of study that are not listed by 19 February 2020 are unfortunately not able to offer online supported learning to affected students for Semester 1. If you are enrolled in units that are not listed by 19 February, you will need to change your unit selection in Sydney Student or choose to defer.

You can choose to:

  • remain in China for all of Semester 1 and choose up to four units that offer full semester online supported learning
  • commence studying up to four units in China with part-semester online supported learning and join classes on campus once travel restrictions are lifted. You will need to attend class by week 6, Monday 30 March to successfully complete the unit and have it counted towards your degree.
  • you can choose to withdraw from a unit, or defer your studies by 31 March 2020 and enrol again in a later semester.
  • Review the selection of units available and determine if they fit with your study plans.
  • Enrol in your chosen units in Sydney Student before Friday 6 March.

If you are enrolled in units that are not available with online supported learning, you will need to change your selection in Sydney Student. You will be able to withdraw or defer up to 31 March.

Please check our frequently asked questions (FAQs) or contact the dedicated hotline for students affected by the travel ban if you need further advice:

  • 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) if you are calling from within Australia
    • Select '9' for the coronavirus hotline 
  • +61 2 8627 0010 if you are calling from overseas 
    • Select '9' for the coronavirus hotline

Area of study

Last updated 13 February

Unit of study Online availability In-person component
CHEM1011 Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A Full semester Yes*
CHEM1111 Chemistry 1A Full semester Yes*
CHEM1112 Chemistry 1B Full semester Yes*
CHEM1611 Chemistry A (Pharmacy) Full semester Yes*
CHEM1911 Chemistry 1A (Advanced) Full semester Yes*

Refer to the above information for details on these study arrangements.

* Students can do the full semester of online chemistry lectures and tutorials, but will need to complete lab classes on campus to complete the subject. We will make arrangements for these lab classes once you are able to travel to campus.

Last updated 13 February

Unit of study Online availability In-person component
GEOS1001 Earth, Environment and Society Part semester Yes
GEOS1901 Earth, Environment and Society Advanced Part semester Yes

Refer to the above information for details on these study arrangements.

Last updated 13 February

Unit of study Online availability In-person component
HPSC1000 Bioethics Part semester Yes
HPSC1900  Bioethics (Advanced) Part semester Yes

Refer to the above information for details on these study arrangements.

Last updated 13 February

Unit of study Online availability In-person component
AVBS1003 Animals and Us Part semester Yes
BIOL1006 Life and Evolution Part semester Yes
BIOL1008 Human Biology Part semester Yes
BIOL1906 Life and Evolution (Advanced) Part semester Yes
BIOL1908 Human Biology (Advanced) Part semester Yes
ENVX1002 Introduction to Statistical Methods Part semester Yes
MEDS1001 Human Biology Part semester Yes

Refer to the above information for details on these study arrangements.

Last updated 13 February

Unit of study Online availability In-person component
DATA1001 Foundations of Data Science Part semester Yes
DATA1901 Foundations of Data Science (Advanced) Part semester Yes
MATH1002 Linear Algebra* Part semester Yes
MATH1005 Statistical Thinking with Data Part semester Yes
MATH1011 Applications of Calculus* Part semester Yes
MATH1021 Calculus of One Variable* Part semester Yes
MATH1023 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling* Part semester Yes
MATH1111 Introduction to Calculus Part semester Yes
MATH1902 Linear Algebra (Advanced) Part semester Yes
MATH1921 Calculus of One Variable (Advanced) Part semester Yes
MATH2021 Vector Calculus and Differential Equations Part semester Yes
MATH2061 Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus* Part semester Yes
MATH2069 Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory Part semester Yes
STAT2011 Probability and Estimation Theory Part semester Yes
STAT5002 Introduction to Statistics Part semester Yes
STAT5003 Computational Statistical Methods Part semester Yes

*These units of study are also available for enrolment as a summer intensive (January).

Refer to the above information for details on these study arrangements.

Last updated 13 February

Unit of study Online availability In-person component
PHYS1001 Physics 1 (Regular)* Part semester Yes
PHYS1002 Physics 1 (Fundamentals) Part semester Yes
PHYS1901 Physics 1A (Advanced) Part semester Yes

*this unit is also available for enrolment in intensive July.

Refer to the above information for details on these study arrangements.

Last updated 13 February

Unit of study Online availability In-person component
ATHK1001 Analytical Thinking Part semester Yes
PSYC1001  Psychology Part semester Yes

Refer to the above information for details on these study arrangements.

Last updated 14 February

Unit of study Online availability* In-person component
VETS6101 The Veterinary Professional 1 Part semester Yes
VETS6102 Professional Skills 1A Part semester Yes
VETS6103 Research and Enquiry 1A Part semester Yes
VETS6104 Foundations of Veterinary Science A Part semester Yes
VETS6201 The Veterinary Professional 2 Part semester Yes
VETS6202 Professional Skills 2A Part semester Yes
VETS6203 Research and Enquiry 2A Part semester Yes
VETS6204 Principles of Animal Disease A Part semester Yes
VETS6301 Veterinary Public Practice Part semester Yes
VETS6302 Clinical Foundations Part semester Yes
VETS6303 Small Animal Practice A Part semester Yes
VETS6304 Livestock Practice A Part semester Yes
VETS6305 Equine Practice A Part semester Yes
VETS6306 Exotic and Wildlife Practice Part semester Yes
VETS6307 Research and Enquiry 3A Part semester Yes

Refer to the above information for details on these study arrangements.

* The duration of online availability varies between DVM Years. Please refer to school communication for dates of on campus attendance.