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Undergraduate

Guide

2017 edition

This Undergraduate Guide


provides the key information
you need to apply for a
degree here thenext
stepis uptoyou.

sydney.edu.au/ask
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Cover image: Peering through the cloisters at the iconic


Clocktower in the Quadrangle - the iconic heart of the University.

Undergraduate
Guide

2017 edition

This Undergraduate Guide


provides the key information
you need to apply for a
degree here the next
stepis uptoyou.

sydney.edu.au/ask
1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864)

sydney.edu.au

Contents

Join us

Areas of interest

Why study here? 6

Agriculture, environment
and veterinary studies27

Our students 8
Our alumni11
University life 12
The heart of Sydney 14
Camperdown/Darlington
Campus map 16
Global opportunities 18
Student support services 20

The University of Sydney

Undergraduate guide 2017

Sport and fitness 21


Accommodation 22

Architecture and
interaction design 31
Arts and social sciences 33
Business37
Education and social work 40
Health and medicine 42
Law 46
Music 49
Science, technology,
engineering and mathematics 50
Visual arts 55

Courses A-Z

How to apply

Important dates

Guide to entry requirements


How to apply
Open Day
for domestic students 58 domestic students 85 27 August 2016
Courses A-Z 61 Access Sydney 88

Semester 1, 2017
Orientation:
Table notes82 Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander students 90 27 February - 3 March 2017
Lectures begin: 6 March 2017
Costs 91
Scholarships 92 Semester 2, 2017
Orientation: 17-21 July 2017
How to apply
Lectures begin: 31 July 2017
international students97
Semester 1, 2018
Guide to entry requirements
for international students 98 Orientation: 19-23 February 2018
Lectures begin: 5 March 2018
Costs100

Summer School and


Winter School 104
Glossary 105

Dates are subject to change. Forthe


most up-to-date information, please
check our website: sydney.edu.au/dates

Contents

Additional selection criteria 102

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Forward thinking: the Sydney Nanoscience Hub (left) was completed in 2015,
with the future in mind. It complements the Physics Building, completed in 1924.

We help
shapethe minds
of graduates
who go on to
change the
world as
leadersand
innovators in
their fields.

Dr Michael Spence
Vice-Chancellor and Principal

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The University of Sydney

Undergraduate guide 2017


sydney.edu.au

study alongside some of the brightest


young global thinkers and influencers

ranked 1st in Australia and 14th in the


world for graduate employability*
no. 1 student experience in Australia
with more than 200 clubs and societies**

Why study here?

more than 400areas of


study to choosefrom

ranked in the worlds top 50 universities


combine study and travel: we have
more than 300 global partners
$65 million in scholarships each year
we are investing $675 million in vital
new infrastructure: the Nanoscience
hub building; the Business School;
and the Charles Perkins Centre
research and education hub
learn outside lecture theatres
throughinternships, leadership
and research programs.

* QS graduate employability rankings 2016


**QS World University Rankings 2015-16

Join us

The University is not


just about teaching.
Wetake real-life
problems and look at
them from all angles,
uniting the expertise
and insights of staff
and students across
multipledisciplines.

Here are just a few reasons tojoinus:

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Why study here?

More than 54,000 students are


shaping their future at the University
of Sydney. Heres what some of
them have to say about life and
learning at one of the worlds most
prestigious universities.

The University of Sydney

Undergraduate guide 2017

sydney.edu.au

Our students

I wanted to put into practice the


skills that I have learned as part
of my degree and to see an idea
transformed into an actual object.
Itis the first real-world project I
have worked on and the experience
has been invaluable.
Deidre Mair

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Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)/


Bachelor of Design in Architecture
Deidre Mair and Harry Stitt exhibited
Mirage at Sculpture by the Sea 2015

One of the most enjoyable aspects


of studying at the University of
Sydney Business School has been
the opportunity to meet people
with similar aspirations to me.
The networking opportunities
are unparalleled, and will be very
useful as I begin my career.
Alex Bain

Bachelor of Commerce

Our students

Yeji Kim

The best thing about university


is that I have been given so
many opportunities, ranging
from producing consulting
reports for real organisations
tovolunteeringoverseas.
Joshua Lorusso

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)(Structures)(Honours)


and Bachelor of Laws

Join us

When I first enrolled, I was


surprised to find how openly I could
structure my degree. I now major in
Chinese and Japanese. This means
I can focus on language studies and
gain insights into the cultures of
both countries through exchanges
with top-ranking universities
around the world.

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Bachelor of Arts

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MacLaurin Hall, a major events hub for the University.

Our alumni
Weve taught generations of students who
have gone on to remarkable achievements,
including: 2 Nobel laureates, 3 astronauts,
7prime ministers, 110 Rhodes scholars,
145 Olympians and 1 Pulitzer Prize winner.
What will you achieve?

Inside view
Dr Eric Knight

Our alumni

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, PhD


Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Management,
the University of Sydney Business School

Dr Eric Knight undertook his undergraduate study


at the University of Sydney, completing a Bachelor
of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws, and his DPhil at
the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He is
now Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Management
at the University of Sydney Business School and a
Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.

His research focuses on corporate innovation and


how leadership practices and processes enable
new technology to emerge inside well-established

He is the author of numerous books, including


Reframe, which examines how cognitive biases
feature in how we tackle strategy and innovation,
and he is the recipient of a University of Sydney
Alumni Award for Young Alumni Achievement.
@ericknight

Join us

Before joining the University of Sydney Business


School, Eric worked for several years at Boston
Consulting Group.

companies. He often speaks on these topics at


forums such as the Sydney Festivalof Dangerous
Ideas and TEDx. He has served as a consultant
adviser to the Organisation for Economic
Cooperation and Development and the World Bank,
and he is also a company director.

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Erics PhD thesis focused on novel ways in which


financial markets were being used to stimulate
investment in clean energy technologies. However,
during his time at Oxford, he did not limit himself
to academic challenges. He also swam in a relay
team across the English Channel with three other
Australian students to raise money for childrens
medical research.

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The University of Sydney

Undergraduate guide 2017

sydney.edu.au

University life

We have a packed calendar


of events and celebrations
for you to explore and enjoy.
With more than 200 clubs
and societies, including
26cultural groups, theres
something foreveryone.
Our clubs and societies help you
make the most of your university
experience. They prepare you for the
workforce by providing networking
opportunities and allowing you to
develop your leadership skills.

Number 1 for student


experience and quality of
teaching and learning*
200+ clubs and societies
12 cafs and 8 bars on campus
4 live performance spaces
2 fitness centres
50-metre heated indoor
swimming pool

You can join in a variety of activities, team up


and make new friends, share your ideas and
learn new skills through performances, sports
and leadership opportunities.
Were also proud to partner with festivals and
events that reflect the heart ofSydneys vibrant
communities and diverse cultural landscape.

2 museums (natural history and


antiquities) and an art gallery

The University of Sydney Union is a studentled,


notfor-profit organisation that invests all funds
back into the student experience andruns many
activities on campus.

a heritage-listed graffiti tunnel

usu.edu.au

*National Union
of Students (NUS)
Quality Survey,
2010, 2012, 2013
and2015.

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Join us

an indoor rock-climbing wall

University life

The facts

sydney.edu.au

The heart of Sydney


Sydney is in the top 5 of the 50 best
cities in the world in which to live,
work and study,* above New York
and London. Our university has also
been named among the worlds
top10mostbeautiful universities.**

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campuses in the heart ofthe city andbeyond.

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To Camden Campuses
(70 km)

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Strathfield (12 minutes)
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North Sydney (16 minutes).

This campus is close to Sydneys


business district and sandy
beaches. The surrounding areas
are both cosmopolitan and
multicultural, with the lively
suburb of Newtown, laidback
Glebe Point Road, andthe
bustlingCentral Park precinct
ashort walkaway.

cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
To find out more about Sydneys
public transport, visit:
transportnsw.info
To find your way around
ourcampuses, visit:
sydney.edu.au/maps

* PwC Cities of Opportunity report, 2014


**
The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom) and
TheHuffington Post (United States).

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Join us

The campus is near Central and


Redfern train stations, and on
various major bus routes.

To find out more about Sydney


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Global opportunities

Every year, more than


3000students visit
or depart from the
University of Sydney
for an international
experience.
We offer overseas field schools,
global professional placements,
short-term, semester, and
yearlong exchange opportunities
with more than 300partner
universities worldwide, from
China to Chile, Norway to
New Zealand, Sweden to
Spain, the United States
totheUnitedKingdom.

Global opportunities

sydney.edu.au/study/
overseas-exchange

Join us

sydney.edu.au/scholarships/
current/exchange

We can also connect you to a


world of opportunity through
our international institutional
affiliations, industry and alumni
mentoring programs and
innovativepartnerships.

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We offer support for


youroverseas experience
throughtravel scholarships,
grants and loans.

sydney.edu.au

Student support services


Once you get to the University of
Sydney, youll have plenty of help.
Here are just a few of the ways we
support your health, welfare and
academicachievement.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander support

Disability Services

Assistance with university entry

Lecture support

Personal support

Undergraduate guide 2017

Tutorial assistance

Financial Assistance

Bridging courses

Study related expenses

Online learning resources

Help for you to complete


your studies

Drop in support
Mathematics Learning Support
Academic Language and
Learning Support

Health and Wellbeing

Transition Courses

Pharmacists

Online learning resources


Faculty embedded support
Accommodation
The University of Sydney

Building/room accessibility

Academic Enrichment

Workshops

On-campus student housing

Doctors
Dentists
Psychologists
Optometrists
Physiotherapists
Developing skills for academic
and personal success

Residential colleges
Off-campus living

Orientation and arrival sessions


Welcome to university

Careers support

Adjusting to Sydney

Developing career
employability skills

Arrival sessions

Connect with employers


through careers fairs

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Assisted technology

Join Sydney CareerHub,


an online jobs database

Meet fellow students


Practical skills workshops
Study skills
Accelerating learning

Sport and fitness


Sydney Uni Sport &
Fitness offers a huge
range of facilities,
programs and campus
events to keep you
healthy and active.
You can get involved in athletics, swimming,
tennis, golf, hockey, soccer, rugby union,
rowing, scuba diving, skiing and more.
Whether you just want to keep fit or
compete at the highest level, weve got
something for you.

I chose to study Secondary


Education in Human Movement
as I love health and sport, and I
want to try and teach kids about
theimportance of an active life
not only for the physical benefits
but the social and emotional
onesaswell.
Katie-Rae Ebzery

Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Human


Movement and Health Education); Sydney Uni
Flames and Australian Opals basketball teams

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Join us

Sport and fitness

Stay in touch with all things sport and


fitness at theUniversity of Sydney by visiting
our website:

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Accommodation
Choosing where to live
may be one of the biggest
decisions youll make
when you start university,
but there is plenty of
help available. Your
first stop should be our
Student Accommodation
Serviceswebsite.
You will find helpful advice on
where to live, expected costs,
and accommodation options
onand off-campus.
This service also allows you to register for
Universityowned housing, including the newly
built selfcatered accommodation located near
the Abercrombie Precinct and Royal Prince
AlfredHospital.

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The University of Sydney

sydney.edu.au/accommodation

The facts
4000+ beds on campus
8 residential colleges
8 University-run residences

Accommodation options
Camperdown/Darlington Campus
Places

Gender

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F, M

9351 3222

sydney.edu.au/accommodation

Terraces

186

F, M

9351 3222

sydney.edu.au/accommodation

Queen Mary Building

800

F, M

9351 3222

sydney.edu.au/accommodation

International House

200

F, M

9950 9800

sydney.edu.au/internationalhouse

Mandelbaum House

36

F, M

9692 5200

www.mandelbaum.usyd.edu.au

Sancta Sophia College

170 (UG)
128 (PG)

F (UG, PG) 9577 2100


M (PG)

www.sanctasophiacollege.edu.au

St Andrews College

285

F, M

9565 7300

www.standrewscollege.edu.au

St Johns College

252

F, M

9394 5000

www.stjohnscollege.edu.au

St Pauls College

200

9550 7451

www.stpauls.edu.au

Wesley College

260

F, M

9565 3333

www.wesleycollege-usyd.edu.au

The Womens College

280

9517 5018

www.thewomenscollege.com.au

Accommodation

Residential Colleges with board ($382 $687 per week)

Privately managed accommodation ($294 - $616 per week)


Sydney University Village

650

F, M

9036 4000

www.sydneyuv.com.au

Urbanest Cleveland

438

F, M

8091 9959

www.urbanest.com.au

Urbanest Darlington

464

F, M

8091 9959

www.urbanest.com.au

F, M

9351 9405

sydney.edu.au/accommodation-cumberland

Nepean Hall (Camden)

43

F, M

9351 1662

sydney.edu.au/accommodation-camden

Nepean Lodge (Camden)

98

F, M

9351 1662

sydney.edu.au/accommodation-camden

UG = Undergraduate; PG = Postgraduate.
All prices are indicative and students should contact each provider for up-to-date fees.

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Join us

Cumberland and Camden Campuses ($135 - $330 per week)

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The Abercrombie Building is the headquarters for the University of Sydney Business School.
It offers lecture theatres, seminar rooms, learning hubs and informal learning spaces.

Choosing what to study now


can be a big influence on what
you cando later, but the future
shouldnt be the driving factor.
Itsalso important to be happy
while yourehere.
University study isnt simply
about gaining credentials. Its
about investing your time in the
investigation and discovery of
what it is you really love doing.

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Think about what you want to


study, but also about how you
liketo learn and what you want
from your university experience.

How to choose the right undergraduate degree

How to choose
the right
undergraduate
degree

sydney.edu.au
Undergraduate guide 2017
The University of Sydney
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Go
confidently
in the
direction of
your dreams.
Live the life
you have
imagined.
Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist,
naturalist, surveyor, historian

These fields are critical to


our future. By studying them,
you will develop the skills
andknowledge to tackle the
most important issues our
planet faces.

Career pathways
Agricultural scientist
Agricultural strategist
Animal health and
welfare professional
Biosecurity researcher
Crop disease specialist
Ecologist
Environmental policy maker
Food producer
Food safety manager
Horticulturalist
Hydrologist
Plant geneticist
Soil scientist
Veterinarian

Some of our courses are


accredited by industry bodies and
associations. Find out more at
sydney.edu.au/courses

Areas of interest

Wildlife population manager

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You can explore innovative approaches to


major sustainability issues such as animal
and ecosystem health, water availability
and quality, conservation and developing
new and existing food sources.

Agriculture, environment and veterinary sciences

Agriculture, environment
and veterinary sciences

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The University of Sydney

Undergraduate guide 2017

sydney.edu.au

A highlight of my degree for me


is the exposure we get to livestock
industries and large animal
industries. We get to work in the
Universitys sheep unit, dairy
unit and pig unit, which gives
usvaluable experience.
Ethan Mooney

Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

Join a growing agriculture and food sector


Your agriculture or food science degree will
prepare you to enter a thriving job market.
Like many of our students, you could be
offered a job before you even graduate,
thanks to the excellent reputation of our
degrees and demand from industry.

Multidisciplinary advantage
We have recently brought our veterinary
science, agriculture and environment,
biology and molecular biology disciplines
together, uniting scientists from across
the life sciences tosolve the worlds
bigchallenges.

Your highly sought after skills will open


the door to many exciting career choices,
including biosecurity, biotechnology,
environmental science, food marketing,
crop production and protection, and
commodities trading.

You will benefit from this new


multidimensional view, which reflects
howthese disciplines are interlinked.

Top-ranked veterinary education


We are ranked Australias top university
and equal 11th in the world for veterinary
science in the latest QS World University
Rankings (2015-16). When you study with
us,youll get the best training in the health
and conservation of animals.

Become a practising vet and much more


Our Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine prepares
you for a variety of rewarding careers
in the veterinary industry. It qualifies
you to enter private practice as a vet, or
pursue a multitude of other careers
from sophisticated veterinary medicine
and surgery to public health, animal
production, wildlife ecology orresearch.

Daphne Sun

Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness

Enjoy excellent facilities


You will study in some of the worlds
best facilities for the agricultural and
environmental sciences, including the
Centre for Carbon, Water and Food, the
Plant Breeding Institute, the Charles
Perkins Centre, and the IA Watson
International Grains Research Centre,
the largest regional grains research
centre in Australia.

Protect our greatestresources


Agricultural, environmental and
veterinary sciences play a key part in
determining Australias economic and
ecological future. We support innovation
and encourage you to find new ways to
protect the worlds resources.

Agriculture, environment and veterinary sciences

I have always been interested


in working in the food industry
and I realised how essential food
science is to the industry, so
studying both the science and
business aspects of food is exactly
what I was looking for.

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Areas of interest

Impressive facilities allow you to


makethe most of our courses run
by industry and research leaders,
addressing the important issues
suchasanimal and human health,
andfood and water security.

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The University of Sydney

Undergraduate guide 2017

Inside view
Annabelle Honner

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Why did you choose the Bachelor


of Science in Agriculture?
Agriculture has always been a huge
part of my life and I am extremely
passionate about it. I grew up on
a farm on the Liverpool Plains in
NSW, so my interest in agriculture
was sparked early in life.
What do you find most interesting
about your degree?
Learning about the gaps that
agriculture needs to fill to meet
the growing global demand for
food. I believe Australia has
huge potential to be one of the
main players in increasing food
production, so learning about new
technology and innovations in
farming is both very interesting
tome and hugely relevant.

What advice would you give


to an incoming student who is
interested in agricultural science?
Get involved the University
of Sydney has an amazing
Agricultural Society, which is a
great way to meet like-minded
people, network and find out about
agricultural events and potential
career options. My other piece of
advice is to persevere first year
might seem hard, but it is worth
it and study gets easier as you
progress through your degree.
What sort of career do you hope
to have after graduating?
I am set on entering a career in crop
and pasture agronomy. Being able
to increase agricultural production
without degrading natural
resources, such as soil, is at the
core of meeting the growing global
food demand. I hope that the work
I do will contribute in some way to
greater worldwide foodsecurity.

Architecture and
interaction design

Image: Noa Hackett and Stephanie Hope, Ueno Fureai

Career pathways
Architect
Architectural technician
Design manager
Designer
Heritage consultant
Interaction designer
Multimedia strategist
Project manager
Sustainability consultant
User experience designer

Architecture and interaction design

The faculty is ranked first in


Sydney for architecture/built
environment.* We offer innovative
teaching and collaborative
learning programs that can
involveinternational travel
and industry internships. Our
graduates are highly sought
afterthroughout theprofession.

Some of our courses are


accredited by industry bodies and
associations. Find out more at

The collaborative and holistic manner


in which my architectural studies were
delivered very much reflects the way Iwork
today in my role at LendLease. I recall many
group design projects at uni that reflected
the very nature of design architecture
as a collaborative process, made up of the
contributions of numerous individuals,
exploring ideas in an open forum.

Areas of interest

sydney.edu.au/courses

Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) (2006)

*QS World Rankings 2015-16

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Natasha Galvez

sydney.edu.au

Innovative learning
Our students can select from a range of
innovative programs:

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The University of Sydney

Undergraduate guide 2017

Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours)/


Master of Architecture: a new, double degree
for ambitious, high-performing students
Bachelor of Design in Architecture: a
forwardthinking, studio-based program and
first step to becoming a registered architect
Bachelor of Architecture and Environments:
a broader built environment context for
the study of design and architecture
Bachelor of Design Computing: graduates
are sought after for their skills in interaction
design and creative technologies.
Unrivalled facilities
The Wilkinson Building is home to one of the
bestequipped fabrication laboratories in
Australia, providing a hub for experimentation,
digital design and robotic processes. You can
use 3D printers, laser cutting, CNC routers,
wood turning and make models. Design
workshops include clay modelling, digital
photography and digital printmaking.
Faculty experience
There is always plenty going on in the faculty,
from exhibitions in our Tin Sheds Gallery to talks
and symposia by leading local and international
scholars. These activities ensure you will have
broad exposure to some of the worlds best
industry practitioners and ideas while you
studyhere.

After completing my undergraduate


degree, I joined the Innovation team
at PwC as a user experience (UX)
designer. I get to test cutting-edge
technology on real users, tackling
unusual design challenges. I have
also created various apps and website
designs forblue-chip corporations.
Victoria Adams

Bachelor of Design Computing (2014)

Arts and social sciences

You will gain the skills to shape the


future and we will help you to achieve
remarkable goals by challenging you
to engage with fundamental ideas and
develop your critical thinking capacity.

Career pathways
Advertising
Diplomacy
Economics
Education
Finance
Foreign affairs
Human rights
International relations
Investment banking
Journalism
Management consultancy
Marketing
Media
Public policy
Public relations

Some of our courses are


accredited by industry bodies and
associations. Find out more at
sydney.edu.au/courses

Arts and social sciences

Our faculty of Arts and Social


Sciences is ranked 29th
in the world for arts and
humanities,* and offers the
most comprehensive range
ofsubjects in Australia.

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Areas of interest

*Times Higher Education Rankings, 2015-16

sydney.edu.au

I felt the Department of History


was world class the academics
were fantastic, inspiring,
passionate and knowledgeable in
their fields of study. Understanding
history inspired me to want to
create something that could make
the world a better place.
David Handley

Undergraduate guide 2017

Bachelor of Arts (1987)/Bachelor of Laws (1989)


Founder, Sculpture by the Sea

Engage with world-class experts


Youll be taught and inspired by teachers,
researchers, practitioners and clinicians
who are internationally respected. You can
follow some of them on Twitter to hear
more about their areas ofexpertise:
Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott
@adamkams
(health security, infectious diseases
and civil-military relations)

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Dr Megan MacKenzie
@MeganhMackenzie
(feminism and militarisation)
Dr Christopher Neff
@christopherneff
(comparative public policy, policy
analysis and environmental politics)
Professor Glenda Sluga
@GlendaSluga
(international history)
Professor Simon Tormey
@tormeysimon
(political theory and global politics)

Get career ready


Your degree will ensure you are confident and
prepared for your career by giving you opportunities
to apply your knowledge andskills.
We offer one of the most extensive professional
experience and internship programs in
Australia as well as exclusive opportunities
withorganisationsabroad.
To find out more about the ArtSS CareerReady
program, visit:
sydney.edu.au/arts/careers
Critical thinking for the future
An arts degree will help you to understand and
critique the relationships, factors and processes
that define contemporary societies. This is essential
for engaging with the opportunities and challenges
presented by a rapidly evolving world.
Find out more:
sydney.edu.au/why-arts

I try to dispel the thought that a career is


like a ladder, where you climb to a potential
end point. I prefer to see it as a maze. You
dont really know where its going to end but
what you should be doing is making the right
call at the next turn. And you make that
right call based on whats in your gut and
what youre really enjoying at the time.
Adam Jacobs

Bachelor of Arts (2007)


Managing Director, The Iconic

Arts and social sciences

Immerse yourself
We have one of the worlds largest and most
comprehensive undergraduate programs in arts
and humanities. At the Faculty of Arts and Social
Sciences, you can choose from 21 undergraduate
degree programs across 50 majors, including
15languages. Youll have the freedom to structure
a program suited to your own needs and interests,
as well as the opportunity to undertake an
honoursyear.
The Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)
This degree provides you with the flexibility needed
to be competitive in a dynamic and evolving industry.
Your studies in media relations, print, radio,
broadcast and online journalism will be grounded
in a strong theoretical understanding of the media
landscape. You can also gain invaluable experience
with our student broadcasters and publications,
including Honi Soit, SURG FM and USYD Update.

In 1965, University of Sydney


student Charles Perkins led
30students through smalltown
Australia on a Freedom Ride
protesting against racial
discrimination.
He was the first Aboriginal
man to graduate from
university (BA 1966) and later
was the first Aboriginal
person to become the head of a
federal government department.

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Complement your degree with a language


We offer the opportunity to study a language
alongside your degree and to practise your language
skills with an exchange overseas. The Diploma of
Language Studies (Accelerated Mode) is a flexible
program allowing you to choose from one of five
languages (Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean or
Spanish), alongside your studies in many faculties.

Areas of interest

International dual degree with Sciences Po


Weve joined forces with one of the worlds leading
institutions for the humanities and social sciences,
Sciences Po in France, to offer you new dual degree
programs. This degree takes four years: you will
complete two years in France and two inSydney.

Sample course structure: Bachelor of Arts with


majors in History and Philosophy

sydney.edu.au

Year 1

Inside view

Semester 1
(24 credit points)

Semester 2
(24 credit points)

Arts (Table A)* major


(eg, History)
junior prerequisite unit

Arts (Table A) major


(eg, History)
junior prerequisite unit

Arts (Table A)
(eg, French Studies)
junior unit

Arts (Table A)
(eg, French Studies)
junior unit

Arts (Table A)
(eg, Philosophy)
junior unit

Arts (Table A)
(eg, Philosophy)
junior unit

Arts (Table A or B)*


(eg, Psychology)
junior unit

Arts (Table A or B)
(eg, Film Studies)
junior unit

Mary Kostakidis

Undergraduate guide 2017

Bachelor of Arts (1977)

A BA will make you who you are, not


what you do, journalist and presenter
MaryKostakidis says.
The face of the SBS evening World News
for two decades, Kostakidiss public
broadcasting career spans 27 years. The
University of Sydney alumna was also a
member of the original team that set up SBS.

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Kostakidis studied a Bachelor of Arts before


she began her successful media career.
Being accepted as a student at Sydney
fulfilled a longstanding dream, she says. It
still is for generations of students for whom
anywhere else would be a compromise.
Kostakidis says studying at Sydney was one
of the great times of her life. I was free to
pursue the subjects that interested me and
to explore myriad possible paths. Studying
philosophy, for example, provided great
inspiration and tools with which to assess
my own thinking and that of others.
For me, a BA was excellent preparation
for the real world. Learning how to think
critically and developing a capacity for
empathy are attributes that are honed
bystudy of the humanities.

Year 2
Semester 1
(24 credit points)

Semester 2
(24 credit points)

Arts (Table A) major


(eg, History) senior unit

Arts (Table A) major


(eg, History)
senior unit

Arts (Table A or B)
(eg, Philosophy)
senior unit

Arts (Table A) major


(eg, History)
senior unit

Arts (Table A or B)
(eg, Philosophy)
senior unit

Arts (Table A or B)
(eg, Philosophy)
senior unit

Arts (Table A or B)
(eg, Latin)
senior unit

Arts (Table A or B)
(eg, Latin)
senior unit

Year 3
Semester 1
(24 credit points)

Semester 2
(24 credit points)

Arts (Table A) major


(eg, History)
senior unit

Arts (Table A) major


(eg, History)
senior unit

Arts (Table A or B)
(eg, Philosophy)
senior unit

Arts (Table A) major


(eg, History)
senior unit

Arts (Table A or B)
(eg, Philosophy)
senior unit

Arts (Table A or B)
(eg, Philosophy)
senior unit

Arts (Table A or B)
(eg, European Studies)
senior unit

Arts (Table A or B)
(eg, European Studies)
senior unit

*See sydney.edu.au/handbooks

Business

Business systems analyst

Business

Accountant
Entrepreneur
Financial dealer and broker
Human resources specialist
Investment banker
Management consultant
Marketing executive
Project manager
Stock trader

Some of our courses are


accredited by industry bodies and
associations. Find out more at
sydney.edu.au/courses

Areas of interest

Our flexible courses focus on


realworld issues, giving you the
analytical, technical and practical
skills to succeed in the global business
world. The core units in the Bachelor
of Commerce will provide you with
grounding in areas such as accounting,
economics and businessstatistics.

Career pathways

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Your global business journey


starts here. Study at the
University of Sydney Business
School is more dynamic
and industryengaged
thaneverbefore.

Your majors your career

sydney.edu.au

Bachelor of Commerce
and Bachelor of Commerce
(Liberal Studies)
Econometrics
Economics

Economist
Banker
Management consultant

Finance

Undergraduate guide 2017

Securities trader
Corporate adviser
Investment banker

Commercial law

Regulatory and compliance officer


Policy adviser
Company secretary

Business information systems

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Business consultant
Business analyst
Enterprise architect

Behaviour modelling
Policy adviser
Consumer modelling

Management

Management consultant
Project manager
Corporate Manager

Accounting

Financial accounting
Auditing and assurance
Risk management
Business analyst
Financial analyst

Industrial relations
and human resource
management
Human resources director
Diversity consultant
Employment relations manager

Business analytics
International business

International trade manager


International business consulting
Corporate relations
Government relations

Investment banker
Business logistics
Industry consultant

Marketing

Marketing strategist
Business development manager
Account director

Semester 2
(24 credit points)

Understanding Business
and
Managing Business
Communication A

The Business Environment

Economics for Business


Decision Making

Quantitative Business Analysis

Accounting, Business
andSociety

Accounting and Financial


Management

Foundations of
Business Law

Digital Business Innovation


Business

Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies)

Semester 1
(24 credit points)

Year 2
Semester 1
(24 credit points)

Semester 2
(24 credit points)

Corporate Finance 1

Corporate Finance 2

Financial Accounting A

Management Accounting A

Corporations Law

Australian Taxation System

Information Systems for


Performance Improvement

Elective from the


Business School

Year 3
Semester 1
(24 credit points)

Semester 2
(24 credit points)

Finance senior unit elective

Finance senior unit elective

Investments and Portfolio


Management

Finance senior unit elective

Financial Accounting B

Auditing and Assurance

Management Accounting B

Integrated Business
Applications

The Bachelor of Commerce is a highly flexible


program with a wide range ofmajors and electives.
This degree progression table gives you possible
combinations ofmajors andelectives.
sydney.edu.au/business/undergraduate

Areas of interest

Charles Rees

Year 1

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The Business School is a place


that truly fosters intelligence and
free thinking. The opportunities
available to students are limitless.
I will finish my study with not only
a worldrenowned degree, but also
the skills and experience to ensure
a strong start to my career.

Sample course structure: Bachelor of Commerce


with majors in Accounting and Finance

sydney.edu.au

Education and
social work
Youll change lives every day whenyou
become a teacher or asocial worker.

Undergraduate guide 2017

The Faculty of Education and Social Work is


ranked 9th in the world for education teaching
and research.* Our education program equips
you with the skills and knowledge to help young
minds develop, while our social work program
enables you to improve the lives of disadvantaged
communitymembers.

Career pathways
Teaching
Early childhood teacher
Primary teacher
Secondary teacher
Other vocations
Advocacy
Career adviser
Counselling

The University of Sydney

Development
Human rights
International aid
Policy development
Social justice
Social policy
Social work

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Some of our courses are


accredited by industry bodies and
associations. Find out more at
sydney.edu.au/courses
*QS World Rankings, 2015

Be inspired
You will be taught by
internationally renowned
teachers who are committed to
community development, meeting
socialdevelopment needs and
improving teaching and learning
through innovation. Our staff are
active researchers who receive
national and international praise
for the quality of their teaching,
scholarship, and contribution to
the wider community.

Get prepared
Our education and social work
degrees are internationally
recognised and graduates
are highly sought after both
in Australia and overseas. We
ensure that you are prepared for
employment in a complex and
changing environment.

Our education graduates receive


accreditation from the NSW
Institute of Teachers. Our social
work graduates are accredited
by the Australian Association
Make lifelong connections
The University of Sydney Education of Social Workers (AASW) and
meet the Australian Social Work
Society (EdSoc) is a forum for
Education and Accreditation
you to develop and encourage
social, academic and professional Standards (ASWEAS).
cooperation with other students.
Together, you will share ideas,
experience andpassions.

Inside view
Anne Crawford

Bachelor of Arts (1985)


Bachelor of Social Work
(1987) Founder and Director,
CanToo

I was taught by the top lecturers


in Australia. I often think of how
significantly the faculty has shaped
me. Im constantly learning about
myself, about my own subject area,
and about the kids Im teaching.
Imalways looking for tools and
newways to channel ideas.

I used my social work degree so much in the first half


of my career. I started out as a hospital social worker,
then moved into community mental health working
with people with mental illness and also women in
situations of domestic violence.

Education and social work

Be innovative
Our Centre for Computer-Supported
Learning and Cognition (CoCo) leads the
way in innovative learning technologies
and approaches. You will learn to educate
using virtual worlds. Our research includes
a focus on how innovative multiuser virtual
environments can be designed and used in
schools to enhancelearning.

In return for being part of the coached team, our


people raise funds for Cure Cancer Australia and
young innovative researchers in the early stages
oftheir career, Crawford explains.

I finally fulfilled my real vocational passion when


I worked as a Sexual Assault Counsellor at Royal
Prince Alfred Sexual Assault Unit.
My Bachelor of Social Work made me the person I am
today. It really affected the way I see the world and
the things that give me a sense of meaning.
My strong principles on issues of equality are a result
of studying social work. I always think back to our
discussions about equality of outcome versus equality
of opportunity.
I want to live in a world that is just and fair, which
is why I feel the need to give back to society. I have a
very strong appreciation of the privileged life I live
and the need to make it fairer for others.

Areas of interest

Go global
We provide you with amazing opportunities
to broaden your knowledge. Explore
teaching or social work in an international
context by going on an exchange or
shortterm experience program overseas.
We offer specific exchange schemes with
the United Kingdom, New Zealand and
Sweden, with other study destinations
available through the general University
ofSydney exchangeprogram.

Anne Crawford is
founder and director of
Can Too, a health and
fitness program that
trains people to achieve goals they never imagined
they could reach, such as running a marathon, half
marathon, 10km or doing an oceanswim.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education


(Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences)
(Honours) (2010); Secondary English and Literacy
Teacher, William Clarke College, Sydney

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Alexander Wharton

Undergraduate guide 2017

sydney.edu.au

Health and medicine


A qualification in health can
lead to a rewarding career
in the fastest growing area
of Australias economy: the
sector is expected to employ
258,000more peoplefrom
2014 to 2019.* Graduates
improve health outcomes
forindividuals and families,
as well as local andglobal
communities.

Career pathways
Biomedical engineer
Dentist
Diagnostic radiographer
Doctor
Exercise and sport scientist
Health journalist
Health policy and
administration
International aid and
development
Registered nurse
Occupational therapist

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Oral health therapist


Pharmacist
Physiotherapist
Project management
Rehabilitation counsellor
Speech language pathologist

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* Australian Government Department of Employment, Employment Outlook to


November 2019, published August 2015.
Note: The Faculty of Health Sciences is currently located at Cumberland
Campus, Lidcombe. We are planning to relocate our teaching, research
and clinical services to a new dedicated facility on the Camperdown
Campus, proposed for 2018. We are expecting this to be a smooth
transition for current and future health sciences students.

Most of our courses are


accredited by industry bodies and
associations. Find out more at
sydney.edu.au/courses

Nursing is a really dynamic


profession and you get a chance to
make a huge difference in peoples
lives. This program appeals to
me because its extremely well
regarded, offers early practical
experience, and provides a diverse
range of clinical placements.
Daniel Walsh

World leaders in health education


The University of Sydney is ranked
17th in the world for Medicine.^
Since 1856 we have produced
world leaders in health and
medical research, treatment and
education. Our graduates include
pioneers such as heart transplant
surgeon and researcher Victor
Chang, orthoptist and public
health advocate Gabi Hollows,
research biologist Sir Gustav
Nossal, and leading adolescent
psychiatrist (and former governor
of NSW) Dame Marie Bashir.

Cross borders
Studying health at the University
of Sydney is a multicultural
experience. You will work
alongside academics and students
from diverse backgrounds.
You may have opportunities to
study at affiliate institutions in
Europe, the USA, South America
or Asia, or find yourself learning
from international experts in
infectious disease, mental health,
cardiovascular disease and
muchmore.

^QS World University Rankings 20152016

Areas of interest

Join a dynamic industry


The Australian healthcare sector
is always changing and adapting
with new treatments, new ways
to provide patient care and new
approaches to disease prevention
and health promotion.

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Explore your options


Our health programs are highly
versatile and transferable.
For example, the Bachelor of
Pharmacy prepares you to own
your own business, work in
researchintensive laboratory
settings, or contribute to
This is why we ensure our students multidisciplinary teams in
learn to be versatile, creative
hospitals. Mostof our degrees
thinkers with an understanding
also lead to eligibility to apply
of research principles and the
for professional registration in
ability to apply new knowledge
Australia and may enable you to
apply for registration in other
to solve emergingand current
issues such as cancer, ageing
countries around theworld.
and management of chronic
andcomplex illnesses.

Health and medicine

Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) student

sydney.edu.au

Combine areas of interest


Your career can extend beyond
treating patients. The health
sector also values knowledge and
skills in business management,
marketing, industrial relations,
information technology, languages
and more. The Bachelor of
Health Sciences offers students a
holistic understanding of health
and the healthcare system in
combination with a second major
from one of these. Our graduates
also move into government and
non-government organisations,
politics, business, education and
research and international aid
anddevelopment.

The University of Sydney

Undergraduate guide 2017

Pathways to further study


The health sector offers
excellent opportunities for
career progression, flexible work
arrangements, innovation and
entrepreneurship. You can take
your health skills and knowledge
to new levels with postgraduate
study in areas such as medicine,
dentistry, physiotherapy, nursing,
speech-language pathology,
pharmacy, international public
health, sleep medicine and health
technology innovation.

Working in northern NSW was


extremely rewarding. I provided
treatment to people of all ages,
ranging from young children to
community elders. In addition
to treating disease, building
meaningful relationships
and gaining the trust of my
patientswaskey.
Dr Stephanie Chow

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Dentist, Bachelor of Science


Doctor of Dental Medicine (2013)

Inside view
Jayden Bregu

Bachelor of Health Sciences (2014)


Master of Public Health (2015)

Tell us about your course


The course is broad in focus, which captured
my attention as I could see the benefit of
having a wide choice of subjects. I also took
aunit in Cambodia as part of FHSAbroad.

Tell us about a project youve worked on


The e-Health course in my final year
included a competition to design a health
app, which I won. I was invited to judge the
competition the following year and am now
exploring the development of my app for
commercialisation.

My advice is to keep your options open


bychoosing a wide range of electives,
even if you know you want to specialise in
a particular discipline. Its also possible
to do subjects outside the Faculty of
Health Sciences, such as Greek and
Romanmythology.

Management felt like a natural path to


follow because of the leadership camps I
attended at school and university, as well
as helping to run the Police Citizens Youth
Club Blue Star leadership program, which
fosters leaders in the community.

Having this opportunity to study widely


wasgreat and helped to clarify my direction.

Where do you see yourself in 10years?


My goal is to run a hospital within 15 years,
and to own one within 20years.

In your final year, its worth looking for


graduate roles around March and April for
the followingyear. I secured a place in the
NSW Graduate Training Program and feel
lucky to have my first rotation in the NSW
Ministry of Health.

Health and medicine

Why did you decide to do your degree?


My mum survived cancer but my best
mates dad did not. They had very different
healthcare experiences, which left me
Many people choose the course as an entry
curious about the impact that the hospital
point to other courses, such as physiotherapy
environment can have on patients and
and occupational therapy; however, it is
wanting to help as many people in need
possible to major in management.
aspossible.

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Areas of interest

I was mentored by the chief executive of GE


Healthcare as part of the FHS Leadership
Mentoring Program, in which healthcare
leaders mentor students with leadership
potential. Many wouldnt think of GE, an
electrical giant, as a health graduate option.

sydney.edu.au

Law
The University of Sydney Law
School is one of the worlds
leading law schools, ranked
13thfor the discipline of law.*
Career pathways
Legal
Solicitor
Barrister
Magistrate
Judge

Undergraduate guide 2017

Non-legal
Diplomacy
Foreign affairs
Human rights
International relations
Investment banking
Journalism
Management consultancy
Project management
Public policy

The University of Sydney

Research and development

I completed the Social Justice Program and


was one of three inaugural recipients of the
David Burnett Memorial Scholarship in Social
Justice. It reignited my passion for social justice
and my desire to stand up for the rights of
some of the most disadvantaged members of
our community. I want to dedicate my life to
building a more just, productive and inclusive
Australia for allAustralians.
May Samali

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Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences (2009)


Bachelor ofLaws (2011)

*QS World Universities Rankings, 2015-16

Some of our courses are


accredited by industry bodies and
associations. Find out more at
sydney.edu.au/courses

Ive been fortunate to be able to


combine my personal passions
through my work. I have the kind
of job that will send me to places
where I can work on womens rights
and help victims of sexual violence.
I can help get other companies on
board to help findsolutions.
Sarah Morton-Ramwell

Stand up for social justice


Our Social Justice Program will
help you to gain practical legal
experience and provide vital
services to disadvantaged people.

Share your experiences


The Sydney University Law Society
(SULS) will enhance your student
experience by providing social
and professional opportunities.
SULS was formed in 1902 and has
developed a strong relationship
with the legal industry. The
society is also a member of
the Australasian Law Students
Association (ALSA).
www.suls.org.au

Prepare for the future


There is an unprecedented
demand for legal advice and
innovative approaches to problem
solving. We offer you a number
of ways to learn more about
your career options. We have
a dedicated employment and
careers service to provide you
with information on the latest
opportunities and clerkships. You
can also access the expertise of
the Universitys Careers Centre.
Learn from our leaders
We have strived to match
academic excellence with close
professional links. Our staff are
highly experienced, approachable
and are international leaders
in their fields. You will also
learn from a number of visiting
globalexperts who teach in
theprogram.

Areas of interest

You can also gain international


experience and prepare for an
international career through our
Exchange Program, Offshore
units and Oxford Cambridge
Pathwayinitiative.

You can also undertake a


clinicalplacement at established
nongovernment organisations
and law firms involved in public
interest law. You get to provide
much-needed professional legal
services to the disadvantaged
or vulnerable members of
thecommunity.

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Discover our unmatched


reputation for internationallaw
We consistently demonstrate
our strength on an international
scale. For example, our students
recently won the worlds most
prestigious student legal
advocacy competition the
Jessup International Law
Moot Competition for a
recordequalling fourth time.

Law

Bachelor of Arts (2005)/Bachelor of Laws (2007),


Partner, Global Head of Pro Bono, Ashurst

Sample course structure: Combined Law degree


(law units of study only)

sydney.edu.au

Year 1
Semester 1
(24 credit points)

Semester 2
(24 credit points)

Foundations of Law

Torts

Legal Research 1
3 x Partner degree units

3 x Partner degree units

Year 2

Inside view
Andrew Thomas

Undergraduate guide 2017

Bachelor of Economics (2011)/Bachelor of Laws


(2013), Founder of the Manjeri School Program

The Manjeri School Program is a


community-based project led by alumni
that is creating real change in a small
Ugandan town. The program has built
and manages a primary school for 300
students. It has also established several
social enterprises to generate sustainable
sources of revenue for the community.

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The University of Sydney

What is the aim of the program?


We believe that education is one of the
critical enablers to breaking the poverty
cycle. Many of our students, all between the
age of five and 15, would not otherwise have
access to formal schooling.
What difference will the program make?
When we first arrived, the school was
bankrupt and lacked a steady source of
income. In 2015, after nearly a year of
planning, we launched its largest social
enterprise yet the Manjeri Mixed Farm.
The 15acre farm will produce maize,
cassava, vegetables and goats, and is on track
to become the primary source of revenue for
the school.
What are your future plans?
Unlike many charities, the Manjeri School
Project has a very clear exit strategy. We
aim to ensure the school is financially selfsustainable by2018.

Semester 1
(24 credit points)

Semester 2
(24 credit points)

Contracts

Criminal Law

Civil & Criminal Procedures


2 x Partner degree units

3 x Partner degree units

Year 3
Semester 1
(24 credit points)

Semester 2
(24 credit points)

Public International Law

Torts and Contracts 2

Legal Research 2

Public Law

3 x Partner degree units

2 x Partner degree units

Year 4
Semester 1
(24 credit points)

Semester 2
(24 credit points)

Administrative Law

Corporations Law

Federal Constitutional Law

Equity

Introduction to Property
and Commercial Law

Evidence

The Legal Profession

Real Property

Year 5
Semester 1
(24 credit points)

Semester 2
(24 credit points)

Private International Law A

Law Elective

Law Elective

Law Elective

Law Elective

Law Elective

Law Elective

Law Elective (Jurisprudence)

Music

Chamber musician
Composer
Concert soloist
Conductor
Contemporary musician
Music journalist or critic
Musicologist
Opera singer
Orchestral musician
State-certified classroom music teacher
Private studio teacher

Some of our courses are accredited by


industry bodies and associations.
Find out more at
sydney.edu.au/courses
The Sydney Conservatorium
of Music allowed me the space
to create my own experiences,
accommodating my orchestral
projects in Australia and overseas.
This was enormously beneficial
to my musical development
without it Iwould not be where
Iam today.
Toby Thatcher

Bachelor of Music (Performance, oboe)


(2011), Assistant Conductor, Sydney
Symphony Orchestra (since May 2015)

Prepare for a rewarding musicalcareer


Graduates of our Bachelor of Music
program are first-rate musicians,
composers, teachers, scholars and
members of great rock bands. Studying
at the Con provides you with more than
a degree: you will extend your technical
abilities, imagination and form creative
partnerships that last a lifetime.
Flexible study options and pathways
Our flexible three-year Bachelor of
Music Studies, based on the Universitys
Camperdown Campus, allows you to
choose from performance, composition,
contemporary music, jazz, musicology
and music education units as part of your
degree. Contemporary music students
study with popular music specialists,
contemporary music producers and
industry professionals.
You can also enhance your chosen degree
with a wide range of engaging music
electives and ensembles within the Con
and the Arts Music Unit.

Music

Arts or festival manager

Areas of interest

Career pathways

Be inspired by world-class teachers


We will challenge and engage your musical
creativity, whether you are a bassoonist,
jazz drummer, composer, DJ, conductor
or singer. You will be inspired by highly
dedicated teachers who are world leaders
in performance, composition, jazz,
musicology and music education. You
can join masterclasses given by visiting
international artists and participate in our
annualEstivo European Chamber Music
Summer School in Verona, Italy.

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Study at one of Australias most


iconicinstitutions. The Sydney
Conservatorium of Music (the Con)
hasbeen a focal point of Sydneys
cultural history for more than
100years.Studying at the Con
will develop your technical ability
andinspire your musicalcreativity.

Undergraduate guide 2017

sydney.edu.au

Science, technology,
engineering and mathematics
(STEM)
Our STEM degrees will equip
you with the skills to engage
with some of the worlds
biggest issues. Choose from
diverse study areas such
as nanoscience, robotics,
ITandbiology.
Some 75 percent of the fastest
growing occupations need STEM
skills and knowledge.* A degree
in these disciplines will prepare
you for a globalcareer in science,
technologyorengineering.

Career pathways
Aeronautical engineer
Biomedical engineer
Chemical engineer
Civil engineer
Electrical engineer
Food chemistry analyst
Mathematician
Mechanical engineer
Mechatronic (robotics) engineer
Medical scientist
Nanoscientist
Nutritionist
Psychologist
Scientific researcher

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The University of Sydney

Software engineer or
technology specialist

Some of our courses are


accredited by industry bodies and
associations. Find out more at
sydney.edu.au/courses

* Australian Industry Group Research report Lifting our Science,


Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Skills, 2013

Engineering and science are incredibly


flexible degrees. They teach you how
to think critically and solve problems
skills that can be applied across a variety
of disciplines to create solutions to the
challenges the world faces today, and to
help shape the world of tomorrow. I think
they are an excellent foundation for a
diverse range of pursuits.

Our degrees are accredited


by the relevant professional
bodies, so you will graduate with
globally recognised qualifications.
Our engineering degrees
are accredited by Engineers
Australia, our IT degrees by the
Australian Computer Society,
and our psychology degrees
by the Australian Psychology
Accreditation Council.

More than just numbers


The discipline of mathematics
underpins science, technology
and engineering degrees.
Mathematics equips you with logic
and problem solving skills, and
allows you to analyse data from
any source, including scientific or
business data.
Majoring in mathematics can lead
you to many exciting careers,
including statistics, medical
data analysis, air traffic control,
artificial intelligence, pattern
recognition, meteorology,
economic forecasting and more.

Join the next scientific generation


Studying science is your first step
towards a stimulating, fascinating
and rewarding career. It can take
you from microscopic to cosmic
scales, from biological to physical
and chemical processes, to
preventing and curing diseases
inhumans and animals.
You could become a practising
psychologist or nutritionist, or
manage natural resources or
conservation. There has never
been a more exciting time to
studyscience.

Combined with my engineering degree,


my project management studies will open
more doors, fast-tracking my career and
the projects I can work on. This degree will
create so many more career opportunities,
more variety and a better understanding of
theindustry.
Our alumni include
3astronauts,
and 3Antarctic
explorers.

^QS World University Rankings, 2015-2016

Dana King

Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical)/Bachelor of


Project Management (Civil Engineering Science)
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Study at a highly ranked university


We are ranked in the top 20in
the world for life sciences
and medicine, the top 30 for
engineering and technology,
and the top 40 for natural
sciencesdisciplines.^

Areas of interest

PhD in Physics (2008)


Engineer, scientist, TV presenter and
creator of YouTube channel Veritasium

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

Derek Muller

sydney.edu.au

Studying science is an incredible


experience and I constantly find myself
amazed at what we are taught. When I
began studying at university, I hadnt
imagined that I would continue to a
PhD, but now I cant imagine doing
anything other than more science.
Claire Edmunds

Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)

The University of Sydney

Undergraduate guide 2017

Clear pathways and wide choice


Our engineering degree options
include aeronautical, mechanical,
mechatronic, biomedical,
chemical and biomolecular,
civil, electrical, and software
engineering. With more than
15majors, you can personalise
your degree.
A career in engineering could take
you anywhere, from developing
space robotics to designing
offshore pipelines, integrating
renewable energy into our power
supply, improving pharmaceutical
delivery, managing construction
of critical infrastructure or
developing software.

More Australian
start-up founders
studied with
us than any
other Australian
University.
(Start-up Muster,
2015)

Technical skills plus business nous


Our Bachelor of IT and Bachelor of
Computer Science and Technology
degrees prepare you to become
a professional at the forefront of
information technology.
You will study a number of core
subjects before choosing one of
two streams - computer science
or information systems. When
you graduate you could play
an important role in building
corporate infrastructure,
developing products, managing
data, analysing trends, strategising
and conducting research.

I chose Sydney for its fantastic reputation


in computer science and IT research,
and teaching. With support from the
University of Sydney Union and the
University, I cofounded Incubate, a
program that helps foster entrepreneurial
students and get start-up businesses off
the ground its the first of its kind in
theAsiaPacificregion.
James Alexander

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Co-founder, Incubate

While studying for a Bachelor of Computer Science and


Technology, James co-founded Incubate, an award-winning
start-up accelerator and entrepreneur program.

Our alumnus John


Bradfield designed the
Sydney HarbourBridge.

Flexible options
If you want to study STEM but are
worried about making the ATAR
cut-off, consider our Flexible
Entry scheme.
If you want greater STEM
challenges, we also offer a
selection of advanced and
talented studentprograms.
You can also broaden your career
options with a combined degree
a program of study that allows you
to graduate with two degrees.

Sample course structure: Bachelor of Science with


majors in Chemistry and Psychology

Chemistry 1A

Chemistry 1B

Economics as
a Social Science

International Economy
and Finance

Psychology 1001

Psychology 1002

Applications of Calculus

Mathematical Modelling

Biostatistics

Introduction to Linear Algebra

Year 2

Sample course structure: Bachelor of Engineering


Honours (Civil) with Advanced Engineering

Semester 1
(24 credit points)

Semester 2
(24 credit points)

Molecular Reactivity
and Spectroscopy

Chemical Structure
and Stability

Year 1

Social Foundations of
Modern Capitalism

Economic Policy in
Global Context

Advanced Engineering 1 B

Brain and Behaviour

Cognitive and
Social Psychology

Statistics and Research


Methods for Psychology

Personality and Intelligence 1

Advanced Engineering 1 A

Intro to Civil Engineering


Engineering Geology, Mechanics and Computing
Mathematics
Engineering Construction and Surveying Materials

Year 3
Semester 1
(24 credit points)

Semester 2
(24 credit points)

Organic Structure
and Reactivity

Metal Complexes:
Medicine and Materials

Materials Chemistry

Synthetic Medicinal
Chemistry

Abnormal Psychology

Advanced Statistics
for Psychology*

Learning and Behaviour

Behavioural and
Cognitive Neuroscience

*Students who are considering an honours program


need to complete this unit.

Year 2
Advanced Engineering 2
Transport Systems
Structural, Soil, Fluid Mechanics
Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus
Project Appraisal
Sustainable Systems Engineering
Materials

Year 3
Advanced Engineering 3
Fluid Mechanics
Engineering Design and Construction
Concrete and Steel Structures
Civil Specialist Breadth Units

Year 4
Advanced Engineering 4
Thesis A&B
Civil Engineering Design

Areas of interest

Semester 2
(24 credit points)

Civil Specialist Depth Units


Practical Experience

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Semester 1
(24 credit points)

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

Year 1

sydney.edu.au

in science, through which I worked at the


cutting edge of scientific understanding in
anumber of fields and published my results
in international peerreviewed journals.
This was a fantastic opportunity.

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The University of Sydney

Undergraduate guide 2017

Inside view
Harrison Steel

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)(Space)


Bachelor of Science (Advanced)

Why did you choose a combined


engineering and science degree?
Together, these degrees equip me with
all the skills I need to excel as a graduate.
Science gives a fantastic understanding
of the inner workings of the world around
us, while engineering teaches a range
of approaches to problem solving. I was
inspired by some interesting research
groups at the University of Sydney in
thescience and engineering faculties.
What do you find most interesting
aboutyourdegree?
Although I enjoy coursework, most of the
interesting opportunities I have taken part
in at university have come from outside of
lecture halls and textbooks. For example, I
took part in the Talented Student Program

I was a member of Sydneys gold medal


winning team at the International
Genetically Engineered Machine
competition for undergraduate research in
synthetic biology, held in the United States;
and building and launching a 3D printed
satellite as part of the Intercollegiate Rocket
Engineering Competition, also in the US.
What advice would you give to a student
who is interested in engineering
andscience?
Consider a combination of your strengths
and interests. For most people, a cross-over
between the two is a huge driver of academic
and professional success. But dont worry
if you arent sure yet university courses
are surprisingly flexible, and if you take
relatively general subjects in first year, such
as maths, physics, or Flexible First Year
engineering, then you can decide on your
direction as you go.
What sort of career are you aiming for?
After graduating I plan to pursue a
PhD. Following that, I hope to work in
a field where I can apply my scientific
understanding to solving big challenges.

Visual arts

Arts writer
Curator
Digital media artist
Filmmaker
Illustrator
Jeweller
Painter
Photographer
Web and multimedia designer

Some of our courses are


accredited by industry bodies and
associations. Find out more at
sydney.edu.au/courses

SCA has produced generations


of Australias foremost
contemporary artists, including
Archibald Prize winners Fiona
Lowry and BenQuilty, along with
digital artist Shaun Gladwell
and worldrenowned industrial
designer MarcNewson.

Bachelor of Visual Arts


This hands-on program
focusesondeveloping the
conceptual, theoretical and
technical skills you need to
transform ideas into art, succeed
as a practising artist, or flourish
in a range of careers in the
creative sector. You can choose
from six disciplinary majors:
painting, photography, screen
arts, sculpture, print media,
andjewellery andobject.
SCA Galleries
The SCA Galleries provide a
vibrant space for students, staff,
visiting artists, scholars and
curators to experiment, create,
and present research and artistic
works for the University and the
broader arts community. Youll
learn and evolve in a unique hub
of creativity.

Areas of interest

Arts administrator

Learn from the best


Learn from practising artists,
writers and curators, including
Lindy Lee, Mikala Dwyer, Julie
Rrap, Matthys Gerber and David
Haines, who will share their
extensive professional experience
and arts industrynetworks.

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Career pathways

Visual arts

Sydney College of the Arts


(SCA) has been at the forefront
of research and practice of
contemporary art in Australia
since 1976. You will be taught
by leading, practising artists
tomaximise your potential.

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At the Charles Perkins Centre we are dedicated to easing the global burden
of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and related conditions.

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Courses A-Z

Courses A-Z

Guide to entry requirements


for domestic students

Duration in years

Page number

Undergraduate guide 2017


The University of Sydney

A+C

A+C

77

A+C
(99.5)

A+C
(43)

80

B Education (Early Childhood)

77

27

68

B Education (Primary)^

85

31

68

B Education (Secondary: Human Movement


and Health Education)^

80

29

69

B Education (Secondary: Humanities


and Social Sciences)/B Arts

82.5

30

69

B Education (Secondary Education:


Mathematics)/B Science

83

30

68

B Education (Secondary Education:


Science)/B Science

83

30

68

B Social Work

80

29

81

Course name

Dentistry

B Food and Agribusiness

80

29

72

B Oral Health

B Science in Agriculture

75

27

81

B Science (Advanced)/D Dental Medicine*

B Architecture and Environments

85

31

62

B Design Computing

80

29

66

B Design in Architecture

95

37

66

B Design in Architecture (Hons)/


MArchitecture

n/c

n/c

67

Architecture, Design and Planning

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IB

Agriculture and Environment

ATAR

Page number

Duration in years

IB

Course name

ATAR

sydney.edu.au

Below you can find out the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR), or International Baccalaureate (IB)
you would have needed to gain entry for each degree in 2016. These scores can change from year to year,
but this gives you an idea of what you need to achieve to gain entry in 2017.

Arts and Social Sciences

Education and Social Work

B Arts

82.5

30

63

B Arts (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France)#

A+C

A+C

63

B Arts (Languages)

98.5

41

63

B Arts (Media and Communications)

95

37

63

B Arts/B Economics

90

33

64

Engineering and Information Technologies

B Arts/B Social Work

82.5

30

64

B Computer Science and Technology

81.3

30

66

B Economics

90

33

67

B Computer Science and Technology


(Advanced)

87

32

66

B Economics
(Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France)#

n/c

n/c

67

B Engineering Honours (Aeronautical)

90

33

69

B International and Global Studies

92.5

35

74

B Engineering Honours (Biomedical)

90

33

69

B Political, Economic and Social Sciences

82.5

30

78

B Engineering Honours
(Chemical and Biomolecular)

90

33

69

B Political, Economic and Social Sciences


(Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France)#

n/c

n/c

78

B Engineering Honours (Civil)

90

33

70

Dip of Arts

n/a

n/a

81

B Engineering Honours (Civil)/


B Design in Architecture

95

37

70

Dip of Language Studies

n/a

n/a

81

B Engineering Honours (Electrical)

90

33

70

Dip of Social Sciences

n/a

n/a

81

B Engineering Honours (Flexible First Year)

90

33

70

B Engineering Honours (Mechanical)

90

33

70

Business (Business School)


B Commerce

95

37

65

B Engineering Honours (Mechatronic)

90

33

70

B Commerce (Liberal Studies)

98

40

65

B Engineering Honours (Software)

90

33

71

B Commerce/B Arts

95

37

65

97.5

39

72

B Commerce/B Science

95

37

65

B Engineering Honours with


Advanced Engineering

B for Bachelor of, M for Master of and D for Doctor of

Duration in years

Page number

Duration in years

Page number

42

72

B Engineering Honours/B Arts

90

33

71

B Music (Composition)

A+C

A+C

76

B Engineering Honours/B Commerce

95

37

71

B Music (Music Education)^

A+C

A+C

76

B Engineering Honours/B Medical Science

90

33

71

B Music (Performance)

A+C

A+C

76

A+C

A+C

71

B Music Studies

A+C

A+C

77

B Engineering Honours/
B Project Management

90

33

72

B Music Studies/B Arts

A+C

A+C

77

B Engineering Honours/B Science

90

33

72

Nursing (Sydney Nursing School)

B Information Technology

92

34

73

B Nursing (Advanced Studies)

84

31

77

B Information Technology/B Arts

92

34

73

B Arts/M Nursing

82.5

30

64

B Information Technology/B Commerce

95

37

73

B Health Sciences/M Nursing

80

29

73

B Information Technology/
B Medical Science

92

34

73

B Science/M Nursing

83

30

79

B Information Technology/B Science

92

34

74

Pharmacy

B Project Management

86

31

78

B Pharmacy

90

33

77

B Project Management/B Arts

86

31

78

B Pharmacy and Management

n/c

n/c

78

B Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography)

95

37

61

B Liberal Arts and Science

70

25

75

B Applied Science
(Exercise and Sport Science)

85

31

61

B Medical Science

90

33

75

B Applied Science (Exercise and Sport


Science)/M Nutrition and Dietetics

99

42

61

B Psychology

96

38

78

B Science

83

30

79

B Applied Science (Exercise Physiology)

90

33

61

B Science/B Arts

83

30

79

B Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

93

35

62

B Science/M Nutrition and Dietetics

98.5

41

79

B Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

99

42

62

B Science (Advanced)

95

37

80

B Applied Science (Speech Pathology)

95

37

62

B Science (Advanced Mathematics)

98

40

80

B Health Sciences

80

29

72

85

31

61

A+C

A+C

81

A+C

81

Science

Veterinary Science

Law
Combined law with Arts; Arts (Media and
Communications); Commerce; Design
in Architecture; Economics; Engineering
Honours; Information Technology;
International and Global Studies; Science.

B Animal and Veterinary Bioscience


99.5

43

5,

B Veterinary Biology/
D Veterinary Medicine

Visual Arts (Sydney College of the Arts)


B Visual Arts

Medicine
Double degree medicine* with
Commerce; Economics; Medical Science;
Music Studies; Science (Advanced)

Guide to entry requirements for domestic students

Health Sciences

Music (Sydney Conservatorium of Music)

A+C A+C
(99.95) (45)

A+C

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IB

IB

99

Course name

ATAR

ATAR

B Engineering Honours with


Space Engineering Major

Course name

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UAC 512105
4 years full time

B Applied
Science
(Diagnostic
Radiography)
ATAR 95
IB 37
UAC 512630
4 years full time

B Applied
Science
(Exercise and
Sport Science)
ATAR 85
IB 31
UAC 512655
3 years full time

B Applied
Science
(Exercise and
Sport Science)/
M Nutrition and
Dietetics
ATAR 99
IB 42
UAC 512658
5 years full time

B Applied
Science
(Exercise
Physiology)
ATAR 90
IB 33
UAC 512652
4 years full time

Career possibilities

This course is your passport to a


career working with animals. You will
develop an excellent foundation in
science, and this flexible degree will
give you the freedom to tailor your
studies to suit your interests within
the field of animal science.

Areas of study include animal


behaviour, animal nutrition, animal
structure and function, and animal
welfare. You can also complete an
optional major from the following:
animal genetics and biotechnology,
animal health and disease, animal
production systems, or wildlife
conservation and management

Mathematics
and Chemistry.
Recommended
studies:
Biology

Learn the skills to create meaningful


medical images, enabling an accurate
diagnosis of a patients condition. You
will learn to use equipment ranging
from small mobile X-ray machines
to larger units, from MRI and CT
scanners to highly sophisticated
cardiac units. Graduates are eligible
to apply for registration as diagnostic
radiographers with the Medical
Radiation Practice Board of Australia.

Anatomy, biological sciences,


equipment and imaging techniques,
image processing, pathology, physics,
psychology, radiation biology

Recommended Diagnostic
studies:
radiographer
Mathematics
plus one
of Biology,
Chemistry or
Physics

Become an exercise scientist with


the skills to integrate exercise
and physical activity with disease
prevention and the promotion of
goodhealth, rehabilitation, nutrition
and sports performance. Graduates
are eligible to apply for membership
of Exercise and Sport Science
Australia and registration as an
exercise scientist.

Anatomy, biochemistry,
biomechanics,learning and control
of human movement, nutrition,
physiology/exercise physiology, and
the application of these fundamental
sciences to sport, exercise, ageing,
public health, rehabilitation
andresearch

Chemistry and
Mathematics

Exercise scientist,
coach, personal
trainer, strength and
conditioning specialist

This combined degree provides a


pathway to a career that integrates
exercise and physical activity
with disease prevention, health,
rehabilitation, nutrition and sports
performance. You will learn to design
exercise and nutrition programs to
improve quality of life across diverse
populations. Graduates are eligible to
become accredited exercise scientists
(with Exercise and Sports Science
Australia), nutritionists, or practising
dietitians (with the Dietitians
Association of Australia).

Anatomy, biology, biomechanics,


chemistry, dietetics, food science,
nutrition, physiology/exercise
physiology, sport science

Chemistry and
Mathematics

Exercise scientist,
coach, personal
trainer, strength
and conditioning
specialist, dietitian

This degree provides you with the


knowledge, competencies and clinical
experience required to deliver
exercise and behaviour change
strategies for the prevention and
management of chronic disease.
Graduates are eligible for both
exercise science and exercise
physiology accreditation through
Exercise and Sports Science Australia.

Biomechanics, clinical exercise


practice, ergonomics, exercise
physiology, functional anatomy,
motorcontrol and behaviour

Chemistry and
Mathematics

Health and physical


education (PDHPE)
specialist

Animal infectious
diseases researcher,
animal pharmaceutical
developer, animal
welfare agency
manager, food
safety scientist,
wildlife conservation
manager, animal
biochemist, animal
geneticist, veterinary
public health manager

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IB 31

Major studies

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Veterinary
Bioscience

Assumed
knowledge

Course description

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B Applied
Science
(Occupational
Therapy)
ATAR 93
IB 35
UAC 512600
4 years full time

B Applied
Science
(Physiotherapy)
ATAR 99
IB 42
UAC 512605
4 years full time

B Applied
Science (Speech
Pathology)

UAC 512610
4 years full time

B Architecture
and
Environments
ATAR 85
IB 31
UAC 511103
3 years full time

Major studies

Assumed
knowledge

Learn how to help clients who are


ill, injured or disabled, to overcome
barriers that may be preventing them
from participating more fully in life,
by teaching alternative techniques to
achieve a given task and facilitating
improvement of skills. Graduates
are eligible for membership with
Occupational Therapy Australia
and the World Federation of
OccupationalTherapists.

Human anatomy, neurosciences,


occupational therapy theory and
practice, psychology, social sciences

Recommended Occupational
studies:
therapist
Biology

This degree will teach you how to


assess, diagnose and treat people
with movement problems caused by
a wide variety of joint, muscle and
nerve disorders. You will also learn
how to help people avoid injuries
and maintain a fit and healthy body.
Graduates are eligible to apply for
registration as physiotherapists with
the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

Biomedical sciences, behavioural and


social sciences, exercise science,
human anatomy, human movement,
neuroscience, theory and practice
of musculoskeletal, neurological and
cardiopulmonary physiotherapy across
the lifespan

Chemistry,
Physiotherapist
Physics.
Recommended
studies:
Mathematics

This degree prepares you for


professional practice as a speech
pathologist, and is accredited
by Speech Pathology Australia.
You will be involved in the study
and treatment of communication
disorders in both children and adults,
including problems with speaking,
comprehension, reading, writing,
voice problems and stuttering.

Anatomy, audiology, linguistics and


language development, neurobiology,
phonetics, psychology, research
methods, speech pathology specialist
areas (eg aphasia, cleft palate,
dysarthria, dyslexia, stuttering)

Recommended Speech therapist


studies:
English
(Advanced)

This degree provides a thorough


architectural education within
the framework of the wider built
environment. While design is central
to the course, you will also gain an
understanding of urban planning and
policy, architectural science and the
digital technology that underlays
contemporary design and modelling.

Core areas of study in architectural


and environmental design,
architectural history and theory,
architectural sciences and
technologies, property and
sustainability, urban design and
planning. Faculty of Architecture,
Design and Planning electives may
include acoustics, lighting, structures
and design computing. Electives may
also be taken in other faculties.

English
Architecture,
(Advanced) and property and real
Mathematics
estate, construction,
project management,
urban design, urban
planning

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IB 37

Course description

B for Bachelor of, M for Master of and D for Doctor of

Career possibilities

UAC 511200
3 years full time

Depends
on subjects
chosen. Most
subject areas
in arts require
no previous
knowledge
(see sydney.
edu.au/
handbooks)

Policy analyst,
historian, teacher,
translator, diplomat,
market researcher,
publisher,
public relations
adviser, linguist,
writer, librarian,
criminologist,
aidworker

Refer to B Arts

Policy analyst,
historian, teacher,
translator, diplomat,
market researcher,
publisher,
public relations
adviser, linguist,
writer, librarian,
criminologist,
aidworker

Two majors from Table A with at least


one major from the following areas:
Arabic language and cultures, Chinese
studies, French studies, Germanic
studies, Hebrew (modern), Indonesian
studies, Italian studies, Japanese
studies, Korean studies, Modern Greek
studies, Spanish and Latin American
studies. You have the option of
completing a third major from either
the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
or another faculty.

Depends
on subjects
chosen. Prior
language
learning
experience
is not
required but
recommended.

Interpreter, secondary
school teacher,
translator

Students complete a core program of


study in media and communications
with a major from the B Arts (refer
to core majors in B Arts). A second
major may be completed from majors
listed in B Arts with the addition of a
marketing major.

Depends
on subjects
chosen. Most
subject areas
in arts require
no previous
knowledge
(see sydney.
edu.au/
handbooks)

Journalism,
public relations,
publishing, media
producer, digital
project manager,
advertising project
manager, copywriter,
strategicplanner

This degree will hone your critical


thinking skills to help you become an
independent thinker, able to form
and articulate judgements based on
argument and evidence. Whether
you wish to learn a new language,
study the great works of literature or
uncover archaeological remains, our
courses will challenge you to think
differently.

Complete at least one of the following


core majors: agricultural economics;
American studies; ancient history;
anthropology; Arabic language and
culture; archaeology; art history;
Asian studies; Australian literature;
biblical studies; Celtic studies;
Chinese studies; cultural studies;
digital cultures; economics; English;
European studies; film studies; French
studies; gender studies; Germanic
studies; government and international
relations; Greek (ancient); Hebrew
(classical); Hebrew (modern); history;
Indigenous Australian studies;
Indonesian studies; international and
comparative literary studies; Italian
studies; Japanese studies; Jewish
civilisation, thought and culture;
Korean studies; Latin; linguistics;
Modern Greek studies; music; theatre
and performance studies; philosophy;
political economy; environmental and
resource economics; Sanskrit; social
policy; sociology; socio-legal studies;
Spanish and Latin American studies;
studies in religion; world religions.
An optional major may be selected
from the core majors or from the
following offered by other faculties:
biochemistry, bioinformatics, biology,
chemistry, computer science,
education, environmental studies,
geography, geology and geophysics,
history and philosophy of science,
industrial relations and human
resource management, information
systems, management, mathematics,
microbiology, physics, plant science,
psychology or statistics.

Travel abroad, immerse yourself in the Refer to B Arts for Sydney majors.
B Arts (Dual
Degree, Sciences French culture, learn a new language For information on studies in France,
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ATAR A+C
IB A+C
UAC 511200
4 years full time

B Arts
(Languages)
ATAR 98.5
IB 41
UAC 511208
4 years full time

same time. This four-year dual degree to sydney.edu.au/arts/international/


program enables you to work towards years_1_2.shtml
both a Bachelor of Arts at Sciences Po
in France and a Bachelor of Arts at the
University of Sydney.

This degree is designed for worldly


students who wish to link their
humanities and social sciences
studies with the core study of one or
more foreign languages. The course
prepares you for further studies and/
or work overseas, and offers you
international career opportunities in
the private and public sector, such as
diplomacy and international trade.

B Arts (Media and This degree offers you an exciting


Communications) combination of academic excellence
ATAR 95
IB 37
UAC 511207
4 years full time

and professional training in media


and communications. It links practical
training in media writing, radio,
video, online media production and
media relations with a scholarly
and critical education in media and
communications theory and practice.

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ATAR 82.5
IB 30

Career possibilities

Major studies

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Assumed
knowledge

Course description

Course description

Major studies

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B Arts (Media and Prepare to test yourself and get


Communications) career ready for either the legal
profession or the media industry with
/B Laws
ATAR 95
IB 37
UAC 511801
6 years full time

B Arts/
B Economics
ATAR 90
IB 33
UAC 511260
4 years full time

Undergraduate guide 2017

B Arts/B Laws
ATAR 99.5
IB 43
UAC 511801
5 years full time

B Arts/
B Social Work
ATAR 82.5
IB 30

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UAC 511300
5 years full time

B Arts/
MNursing
ATAR 82.5
IB 30
UAC 511913
4 years full time

Assumed
knowledge

Career possibilities

Refer to B Arts (Media and


Communications). Units of study
for Law: First year: Foundations of
this comprehensive double-degree
law, legal research I, torts. Second
combination. With media law shaping year: Civil and criminal procedure,
to be one of the most innovative and
contracts, criminal law. Third year:
changing areas of specialisation within Torts and contracts II, legal research
the law, this combined degree will
II, public international law, public
equip you for the challenges ahead.
law. Fourth year: Administrative law,
corporations law, equity, evidence,
federal constitutional law, introduction
to property and commercial law, real
property and the legal profession.
Final year: Private international law A
and seven elective units of study.

Refer to B Arts
(Media and
Communications).
For Law: none

This combined degree offers you


high-quality, professional training
in economics as well as the broad
flexibility of a Bachelor of Arts degree.
The skills you will gain are sought
after by leading employers including
government departments, respected
private sector consultancies
and corporations, in Australia
andoverseas.

There is a minimum of three majors.


You may choose either one major from
the School of Economics and two
additional majors from the B Arts Table
A (where no more than one is chosen
from School of Economics majors),
or one major from the School of
Economics, one additional major from
Table A, and one major offered by the
Business School.

Mathematics.
Refer to B Arts and B
Other assumed Economics
knowledge
depends on
first-year
subjects
chosen

The most established double-degree


combination in Australia, Arts/Law
challenges your outlook and gives you
the skillset to think differently about
how to find real-world, workable and
ethical solutions to contemporary
problems and issues. Applicable to
a wealth of career pathways in law,
government, not-for-profit and the
corporate sector, Arts/Law gives you
the edge after you graduate.

Refer to B
Refer to B Arts. Units of study for
Law: First year: Foundations of
Arts. For Law:
law, legal research I, torts. Second
None
year: Civil and criminal procedure,
contracts, criminal law. Third year:
Torts and contracts II, legal research
II, public international law, public
law. Fourth year: Administrative law,
corporations law, equity, evidence,
federal constitutional law, introduction
to property and commercial law, real
property and the legal profession.
Final year: Private international law A
and seven elective units of study.

Refer to B Arts.
For Law: solicitor,
barrister, magistrate,
judge. Non-legal:
diplomacy, foreign
affairs, human
rights, international
relations, investment
banking, journalism,
management
consultancy,
publicpolicy

The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of


Social Work degree is a professional
qualification that is accredited with
the Australian Association of Social
Workers (AASW) and satisfies all the
academic requirements necessary
for professional recognition as a
social worker. It teaches relevant
skills and knowledge to people who
are interested in becoming social,
youth, health, welfare or community
workers, or working in residential
care, administration, research, policy
development or counselling.

Refer to B Arts and B Social Work.


Social work includes a professional
two-year program, including research
skills, social policy and social work.

Depends
on subjects
chosen

Refer to B Arts and B


Social Work

This combined degree allows you


to study an undergraduate degree
in arts, selecting from more than
50 humanities and social science
areas. Beginning in your second year,
your studies will include units in
postgraduate nursing, and give you a
broad interdisciplinary understanding
in both humanities and health.
Completion of this degree allows you
to apply to become a registered nurse
in Australia.

Refer to B Arts. Focus areas for


Nursing: acute care, aged care,
chronic illness, clinical practice,
Indigenous health, mental health care
and management, pharmacology,
physiology, professional practice,
social and health policy.

Refer to B Arts

Registered nurse
in a range of health
care settings and
highly employable in a
range of nonclinical
settings including
government,
non-government
organisations,
business, education
and research

B for Bachelor of, M for Master of and D for Doctor of

Refer to B Arts (Media


and Communications).
For Law: solicitor,
barrister, magistrate,
judge. Non-legal:
diplomacy, foreign
affairs, human
rights, international
relations, investment
banking, journalism,
management
consultancy,
publicpolicy

UAC 511504
3 years full time

B Commerce
(Liberal Studies)
ATAR 98
IB 40
UAC 511510
4 years full time

B Commerce/
B Arts
ATAR 95
IB 37
UAC 511530
5 years full time

B Commerce/
B Laws
ATAR 99.5
IB 43
UAC 511801
5 years full time

B Commerce/
B Science
ATAR 95
IB 37
UAC 511535
5 years full time

Our Bachelor of Commerce offers


a wide variety of subject options,
immersive learning experiences
and a strong commercial grounding
in business. Take advantage of our
international exchange and industry
placement opportunities and tailor
your degree to launch your career
in virtually any field, anywhere in
theworld.

Accounting, banking, business


analytics, business information
systems, commercial law,
econometrics, economics, finance,
industrial relations and human
resource management, international
business, management, and marketing.
You may choose a second major from
the above list or from other faculties
within the University (depending on
the first major chosen). You may also
take a sequence of elective units as an
alternative to a second major.

The Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal


Studies) is a highly flexible program
that allows you to combine the
solid business foundations and
experiential learning opportunities
of our commerce degree with other
areas of study, such as the arts and
sciences. The critical thinking and
decisionmaking skills you will acquire
on this program will set you apart
from your peers.

You can complete up to three majors,


Depends
with at least one from accounting,
on subjects
business information systems,
chosen
commercial law, finance, industrial
relations and human resource
management, international business,
management, marketing or business
analytics. You can choose other majors
from a broader list, which includes all
of the above areas as well as majors
from the faculties of Agriculture and
Environment, Arts and Social Sciences,
and Science.

This five-year combined degree


Refer to B Arts and B Commerce
produces graduates who are well
prepared for the challenges of todays
business world and who possess a
wide range of industry-relevant skills
and knowledge. Many organisations
have international affiliations and
business operations, so students
often choose to combine their studies
in commerce with a language or
cultural studies an invaluable asset
in gaining international employment.

Mathematics.
Other assumed
knowledge
depends
on subjects
chosen

Career possibilities
Accountant, business
systems analyst,
economist, financial
specialist, human
resources specialist,
management
consultant,
marketing executive,
projectmanager

Accountant,
entrepreneur,
financial dealer
and broker, human
resources specialist,
international business
strategist, investment
banker, management
consultant,
marketingexecutive.

Mathematics.
Refer to B Commerce
Other assumed and B Arts
knowledge
depends
on subjects
chosen

This combined degree program


allows you to integrate your studies
in both commerce and law, providing
you with excellent career prospects
in both fields. You will develop
the commercial, technical and
management skills needed for an
exciting career as a legal practitioner
or in business, where a law degree is
highly regarded.

Refer to B Commerce. Units of study


Mathematics.
for Law: First year: Foundations of
For Law: none
law, legal research I, torts. Second
year: Civil and criminal procedure,
contracts, criminal law. Third year:
Torts and contracts II, legal research
II, public international law, public
law. Fourth year: Administrative law,
corporations law, equity, evidence,
federal constitutional law, introduction
to property and commercial law, real
property and the legal profession.
Final year: Private international law A
and seven elective units of study.

Refer to B Commerce.
For Law: solicitor,
barrister, magistrate,
judge. Non-legal:
diplomacy, foreign
affairs, human
rights, international
relations, investment
banking, journalism,
management
consultancy,
publicpolicy

Our Bachelor of Commerce offers


a wide variety of subject options,
immersive learning experiences and
a strong commercial grounding in
business. Our Bachelor of Science
brings you to the cutting edge of
research, refining your critical
thinking skills. In this combined
degree you will develop a unique set
of analytical and management skills,
opening up a world of opportunity in
the private and public sectors.

Refer to B Science and B Commerce

Refer to B Commerce
and B Science

Mathematics
or HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1

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IB 37

Major studies

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Assumed
knowledge

Course description

sydney.edu.au

B Commerce/
D Medicine*
ATAR A+C (99.95)
IB A+C (45)
UAC 511541
7 years full time

B Computer
Science and
Technology
ATAR 81.3
IB 30

Undergraduate guide 2017

UAC 511795
3 years full time

B Computer
Science and
Technology
(Advanced)
ATAR 87
IB 32
UAC 511796
3 years full time

B Design
Computing
ATAR 80
IB 29

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UAC 511102
3 years full time

B Design in
Architecture
ATAR 95
IB 37
UAC 511101
3 years full time

Assumed
knowledge

Course description

Major studies

You will develop a strong commercial


grounding in business while gaining a
professional qualification in medicine.
Students complete the commerce
program before entering the medicine
program. Medical professionals in
supervisory roles, such as hospital
chief executives, require high-level
management skills to coordinate
staff, manage large budgets and
make important administrative
decisionssuccessfully.

Refer to B Commerce and the Sydney


Medical School handbook (sydney.
edu.au/handbooks/medicine). During
the Bachelor of Commerce, you will
complete studies in biology, physics
and chemistry plus a zero-creditpoint
subject in Medicine. In the Doctor
of Medicine component, practical
experience including contact
with patients and observation of
the physical aspects of disease
commences in the first year and
continues to the final year.

Refer to B
Commerce

Doctor, general
practitioner,
medical specialist,
medicalresearcher

This degree will prepare you to work


at the cutting edge of information
technology. After completing core
studies in programming, databases,
systems analysis and professional
IT practice, you will pursue a
course of study along one of two
streams: information systems or
computerscience.

Computer science, information


systems, mathematics, professional
technology skills, systems
analysis. Electives include
artificial intelligence, e-business
analysis and design, graphics,
humancomputer interaction, internet
software platforms, networking,
objectoriented design, operating
systems. You may also take electives
from other faculties.

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1.
Students with
2U Maths are
able to enrol
but will have a
restricted set
of choices in
their first year.

Computer
programmer,
computer system
administrator,
systems analyst,
softwareengineer

A more challenging variant of the


Bachelor of Computer Science
and Technology, this degree will
appeal to you if you have substantial
programming experience. It has
the same flexible structure but
with advanced units where more
challenging topics are covered
in areas such as networking,
humancomputer interaction,
objectoriented design, internet
software platforms, artificial
intelligence, and e-business analysis
and design

Computer science, information


systems, mathematics, professional
technology skills, systems
analysis. Electives include
artificial intelligence, e-business
analysis and design, graphics,
humancomputer interaction, internet
software platforms, networking,
objectoriented design and operating
systems. You may also take electives
from other faculties.

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1

Computer
programmer,
computer system
administrator,
systems analyst,
softwareengineer

This degree provides specialist


training in the emerging fields of
interaction design and creative
technologies. You will gain a toolbox of
skills in user experience, interaction
design, graphic design, programming
and object design. Using those skills,
you can Invent elegant, commercially
viable products and services that
are in high demand from employers,
ranging from large multinationals to
boutique creative studios.

Core areas of study include app


design, creative technology, design
thinking, graphic design, information
architecture, physical computing,
sound design, user experience and
user-centred design. Core studios are
in digital design, interaction design,
information visualisation design and
human computer experience. Related
units may be taken from the faculties
of Arts and Social Sciences, Business,
Engineering, Information Technology,
Music and Visual Arts.

Mathematics

Interaction design,
user experience
design, creative
technology, web
design, digital
production,
productdesign

This degree is offered by the


Faculty of Architecture, Design and
Planning, ranked first in Sydney and
17th in the world for Architecture/
Built Environment (2015 QS World
University Rankings). This forwardthinking studio-based course explores
the aesthetic, theoretical, technical
and social aspects of architecture
and is your first step in becoming a
professional architect.

Core areas of study include


English
architectural design, architectural
(Advanced) and
history and theory, architectural
Mathematics
technologies, architecture workshops,
environment and sustainability,
professional practice and architectural
communications. Faculty of
Architecture, Design and Planning
electives are offered in architectural
design, allied arts in architecture,
digital architecture, urban design and
planning. Electives may also be taken in
other faculties.

B for Bachelor of, M for Master of and D for Doctor of

Career possibilities

Architecture,
architectural
technology, interior
and spacial design,
urban design, project
management,
property development

UAC 511801
5 years full time

B Design in
Architecture
(Hons)/
M Architecture
ATAR n/c
IB n/c
UAC n/c
5 years full time

B Economics
ATAR 90
IB 33
UAC 511235
3 years full time

B Economics
(Dual Degree,
Sciences Po,
France)#
ATAR n/c
IB n/c
UAC n/a
4 years full time

B Economics/
B Laws
ATAR 99.5
IB 43
UAC 511801
5 years full time

Career possibilities

This five-year degree prepares


students for careers in both
architecture and law. On completion
you will be uniquely positioned to
elect whether you want to enter legal
or architectural practice or pursue
the broadening nexus between
thesefields.

Refer to B Design in Architecture.


Units of study for Law: First year:
Foundations of law, legal research I,
torts. Second year: Civil and criminal
procedure, contracts, criminal law.
Third year: Torts and contracts II, legal
research II, public international law,
public law. Fourth year: Administrative
law, corporations law, equity,
evidence, federal constitutional
law, introduction to property and
commercial law, real property and the
legal profession. Final year: Private
international law A and seven elective
units of study.

English
Refer to B Design in
(Advanced) and Architecture. For Law:
Mathematics
solicitor, barrister,
magistrate, judge.
Non-legal: diplomacy,
foreign affairs, human
rights, international
relations, investment
banking, journalism,
management
consultancy,
publicpolicy

The five-year Bachelor of Design


in Architecture (Honours)/Master
of Architecture is designed for
high-achieving students who like a
challenge. This program is a unique
opportunity for students looking
toward leadership in the architecture
profession. It is accredited by
Australia New Zealand Architecture
Program Accreditation Procedure
(ANZAPAP), and the Australian
Institute of Architects.

Core areas of study include


architectural design, history and
theory, technologies, architecture
workshops, environment and
sustainability, professional practice
and architectural communications.
Faculty of Architecture, Design and
Planning electives are offered in
architectural design, allied arts in
architecture, digital architecture,
urban design and planning. Electives
may also be taken in other faculties.

English
Architect, design
(Advanced) and manager, academic
Mathematics

The Bachelor of Economics degree


provides you with a comprehensive
understanding of the overall context
of business and government, and the
high-level technical skills to analyse
economic and social data and events.
The program equips you with key
capabilities to develop economic
and social policy in fields such as
financial markets, business, banking,
and consulting in both the private
andpublic sectors.

One core major from econometrics,


economics, financial economics
and agricultural economics or
environmental and resource
economics and a second major from
the core majors, or from the majors
offered by the Business School.
Note that only one of agricultural
economics or resource economics
may be completed. Alternatively, a
second major may be selected from B
Arts Table A (Arts and Social Science
faculty majors) or Table B (other
faculty majors), as long as you have
completed sufficient units of study
from the School of Economics and the
BusinessSchool.

Mathematics

Economist, financial
analyst, investment
analyst, policy analyst,
historian, teacher,
translator, diplomat,
market researcher,
publisher

Travel abroad, immerse yourself


in the French culture, learn a new
language and complete a dual degree,
all at the same time. This four-year
dual degree program enables you to
work towards both a Bachelor of Arts
degree at Sciences Po in France and a
Bachelor of Economics degree at the
Universityof Sydney.

Refer to B Economics for Sydney


majors. For further information on
studies in France, including units of
study, please refer to: sydney.edu.au/
arts/international/years_1_2.shtml

Refer to B
Economics

Economist, financial
analyst, investment
analyst, policy
analyst, historian,
teacher, translator,
diplomat, market
researcher, publisher,
public relations
adviser, linguist,
writer, librarian,
criminologist,
aidworker

Discover where Economics and Law


collide with this versatile combined
degree combination. Choose from
a career in business, finance or the
law and experience how your double
degree enhances your knowledge,
expertise and learning capacity.
Specialised career fields include
compliance, securities regulation
andeconomic analysis.

Refer to B Economics. Units of study


Refer to B
for Law: First year: Foundations of
Economics.
For Law: None
law, legal research I, torts. Second
year: Civil and criminal procedure,
contracts, criminal law. Third year:
Torts and contracts II, legal research
II, public international law, public
law. Fourth year: Administrative law,
corporations law, equity, evidence,
federal constitutional law, introduction
to property and commercial law, real
property and the legal profession.
Final year: Private international law A
and seven elective units of study.

Courses A-Z

ATAR 99.5
IB 43

Major studies

Refer to B Economics.
For Law: solicitor,
barrister, magistrate,
judge. Non-legal:
diplomacy, foreign
affairs, human
rights, international
relations, investment
banking, journalism,
management
consultancy,
publicpolicy

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B Laws

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B Economics/
D Medicine*
ATAR A+C (99.95)
IB A+C (45)
UAC 511236
7 years full time

Course description

Major studies

This unique degree allows students


interested in studying medicine to
combine a professional degree with a
passion for arts and social sciences.
It offers the opportunity to study in
areas that are of particular relevance
to the management and conduct of
business before studying medicine.

Refer to B Economics and the Sydney


Medical School handbook (sydney.
edu.au/handbooks/medicine). During
the Bachelor of Economics you will
complete studies in biology, physics
and chemistry plus a zero-creditpoint
subject in medicine. In the Doctor
of Medicine component, practical
experience including contact
with patients and observation of
the physical aspects of disease
commences in the first year and
continues to the final year.

Undergraduate guide 2017

UAC 511612
4 years full time

B Education
(Primary)^
ATAR 85
IB 31
UAC 511600
4 years full time

B Education
(Secondary
Education:
Mathematics)/
B Science
ATAR 83
IB 30

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The University of Sydney

UAC 511607
5 years full time

B Education
(Secondary
Education:
Science)/
B Science
ATAR 83
IB 30
UAC 511608
5 years full time

Career possibilities

Refer to B
Economics

Doctor, general
practitioner,
medical specialist,
medicalresearcher

General units in education and


professional studies including child
all aspects of early childhood settings, development and learning; early
from newborn up to five years old. It
childhood curriculum and teaching;
sets the benchmark in early childhood early childhood management
education programs with compulsory leadership and advocacy; families,
professional experiences and
community and diversity; study in
indepth study of child development
key learning areas (eg arts, health
and pedagogy.
and wellbeing, literacy, mathematics,
science). The faculties of Arts
and Social Sciences, Science and
the Business School offer studies
in the humanities, sciences and
socialsciences.

Depends on
units chosen

Early learning centre


or preschool teacher
(birth to five years)

Inspire our next generation with this


professional qualification to teach
in a primary school with children
aged five to 12 years old. The degree
offers extensive professional
experience, at schools throughout
the four-year program and mandatory
units in Indigenous education,
Teaching English to Speakers of
Other Languages (TESOL) and
SpecialEducation.

General units in child development


and learning, education and
professional studies, specialist studies
in key learning areas: language, arts,
mathematics, health and wellbeing,
science. Units in the humanities,
sciences and social sciences are taken
in the faculties of Arts and Social
Sciences and Science, and in the
Business School.

Band 5 in
three HSC
subjects, one
of which must
be English
(not English
as a Second
Language).
Recommended
studies: HSC
mathematics
or equivalent.

Teacher or curriculum
consultant,
corporate training
or development,
educational
researcher,
government
(policy developer),
educational
administrator,
management and
politics

Pursue your passion in sciences


and mathematics and become a
specialised secondary school teacher
in these areas in New South Wales,
Australia and overseas. Develop
strong practical and theoretical
knowledge in this professionally
accredited program offering science
teaching areas including biology,
chemistry, earth and environmental
systems, geography and physics.

A core program of study in education


along with intensive study and
professional experience in teaching
areas. A major must be taken in
mathematics. A second teaching
area can be taken in one of the
following: biology, chemistry, earth
and environmental science, geography
and physics. Graduates intending to
teach science at a secondary level
need to complete at least one year of
study in chemistry or physics during
theirdegree.

Band 5 in
Mathematics teacher
three HSC
- statistics, calculus,
general mathematics
subjects, one
of which needs
to be English
(not English
as a Second
Language).
For B Science:
Mathematics
or HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1.

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary


Education: Science) and Bachelor of
Science gives you a professionally
accredited qualification and covers
professional teaching, special
education, international education,
and information and communications
technology. Science teaching areas on
offer include biology, chemistry, earth
and environmental science, geography
and physics.

You will take a core program of study


in education, along with intensive
study and professional experience in
teaching areas. Two teaching areas are
selected from the following: biology,
chemistry, earth and environmental
science, geography, mathematics,
physics. A major needs to be taken in
a science teaching area. Graduates
intending to teach science at a
secondary level need to complete one
year of study in mathematics and at
least one year of study in chemistry or
physics during their degree.

Band 5 in
Science teacher three HSC
chemistry, biology,
subjects, one
physics
of which needs
to be English
(not English
as a Second
Language).
For B Science:
Mathematics
or HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1

This program will challenge you and


B Education
(Early Childhood) develop your confidence to teach in
ATAR 77
IB 27

Assumed
knowledge

B for Bachelor of, M for Master of and D for Doctor of

UAC n/c
4 years full time

B Education
(Secondary:
Humanities
and Social
Sciences)/B Arts
ATAR 82.5
IB 30
UAC 511605
5 years full time

B Engineering
Honours
(Aeronautical)
ATAR 90
IB 33
UAC 511716
4 years full time

B Engineering
Honours
(Biomedical)
ATAR 90
IB 33
UAC 511758
4 years full time

B Engineering
Honours
(Chemical and
Biomolecular)
ATAR 90
IB 33
UAC 511735
4 years full time

Career possibilities

A degree with a strong focus on


integrating educational theory and
practice that will produce teachers
equipped with the necessary skills
to be leaders of Health and Physical
Education. Students also complete a
second teaching method. University
lectures and practical workshops
will be linked to a comprehensive
professional experience program
including various service
learningexperiences.

Health and physical education. Second


teaching areas include: Aboriginal
studies, biology, business studies,
chemistry, commerce, drama,
economics, English, geography, history
(ancient and modern), languages, and
mathematics.

Band 5 in
three HSC
subjects, one
of which needs
to be English
(not English
as a Second
Language)

Teacher in personal
development,
health and physical
education (PDHPE),
careers in community
health, recreation,
sport and fitness

The Bachelor of Education


(Secondary: Humanities and Social
Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts
offers you the opportunity to teach
at secondary schools in the areas
of humanities and social sciences
including: English, drama, history,
mathematics, TESOL, geography,
economics, languages (including
Arabic, Chinese, Classical Hebrew,
French, German, Indonesian, Italian,
Japanese and Modern Greek), and
classical Hebrew and Judaism as a
social science.

You will take a core program in


education, along with intensive
study and professional experience
in teaching areas. Two teaching
areas need to be selected. These
may include Aboriginal studies,
business studies/commerce, drama,
economics/commerce, English,
geography, history, languages,
mathematics, teaching English to
speakers of other languages (TESOL).
A major needs to be taken in one or
two teaching areas. Business studies,
geography, mathematics or TESOL
may be taken as a second teaching
area only. A third teaching area may be
taken in TESOL or Aboriginal studies.

Band 5 in
three HSC
subjects, one
of which must
be English
(not English
as a Second
Language)

Teacher in
humanities and social
sciences areas at
secondarylevel

This degree will provide you with a


complex understanding of the design
of a flight vehicle and a knowledge of
aerodynamics, propulsion systems,
structural design, materials, avionics,
and stability and control systems. Your
studies will cover the development
and operation of aircraft both within
the Earths atmosphere and in space,
from design and manufacture through
to maintenance and operation.

There are more than 15 engineering


majors to choose from. The majors
that best align with this stream are
Environmental Engineering, Materials
and Space Engineering.

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1
and Physics

Employment in
manufacturing and
assembly, design
research and
certification in the
airline/aerospace
industry and general
engineering positions

This degree covers all aspects of


biomedical engineering, including
technology, biology, biomechanics,
biomaterials, orthopaedic
engineering, tissue engineering,
medical regulation, bioelectronics,
medical instrumentation, and
computational simulation of
biomedical systems. The degree
includes electives that provide
opportunities for breadth and depth
as well as a wide range of majors,
including information technology,
mechanical, mechatronic, electrical,
or chemical engineering.

There are more than 15 engineering


majors to choose from. The majors
that best align with this stream are
Chemical Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, Information Technology,
Mechanical Engineering and
Mechatronic Engineering.

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1,
Physics and/
or Chemistry.
Recommended
studies:
Biology

Clinical support
specialist,
instrumentation
engineer, medical
device assessor,
patent examiner
and field service
engineer. Biomedical
engineers design
and manufacture
implantable and
external medical
devices including
orthopaedic,
cardiovascular and
other electronic and
surgical equipment

During this degree you will learn to


develop creative solutions in the
areas of chemical, combustion,
environmental, petroleum and water
engineering as well as explore how to
transform raw materials into useful
products using chemistry, biology
and physics. Your studies will include
the newer fields of nanotechnology
and molecular biology, which are
revolutionising energy and storage
systems, food production and
healthcare industries.

There are more than 15 engineering


majors to choose from. The major
that best aligns with this stream
isChemical.

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1
and Chemistry

All sectors of the


process industries
from primary resource
industries through
to fine chemicals
and sophisticated
manufacturing

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IB n/c

Major studies

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Physical
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B Engineering
Honours (Civil)
ATAR 90
IB 33
UAC 511741
4 years full time

B Engineering
Honours (Civil)/
B Design in
Architecture
ATAR 95
IB 37
UAC 511762
5 years full time

B Engineering
Honours
(Electrical)

Undergraduate guide 2017

ATAR 90
IB 33
UAC 511747
4 years full time

B Engineering
Honours
(Flexible First
Year)
ATAR 90
IB 33
UAC 511756
4 years full time

B Engineering
Honours
(Mechanical)
ATAR 90
IB 33

The University of Sydney

UAC 511729
4 years full time

B Engineering
Honours
(Mechatronic)
ATAR 90
IB 33

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UAC 511730
4 years full time

Assumed
knowledge

Course description

Major studies

This degree will teach you about


planning, designing and testing
structures within the built
environment, including buildings,
roads, railways, bridges, tunnels,
dams and ports as well as systems
for managing water and sewerage.
Core units of study will enable you
to master the foundations of civil
engineering before specialising in
your chosen major.

There are more than 15 engineering


majors to choose from. The majors
that best align with this stream
are Construction Management,
Environmental Engineering,
Geotechnical Engineering, Structures
and Transport Engineering.

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1
and Physics

Airport and harbour


authorities, banks,
construction and
mining companies,
engineering and
infrastructure
consultants, municipal
councils, project
management,
consultants and
publicworks

This combined degree offers you


the opportunity to study both civil
engineering and architectural design
simultaneously over five years. Your
engineering studies will teach you to
analyse the forces within a structure
and to design its skeleton to support
these forces, while your architectural
studies will emphasise the conceptual
and aesthetic aspects of the
designprocess.

Refer to B Engineering Honours (Civil)


and B Design in Architecture.

HSC
Mathematics
Extension
1 and
Physics. For
Architecture:
English
(Advanced)

Refer to B Engineering
(Civil) and B Design in
Architecture

This degree includes foundations


in physics, mathematics, computer
science and basic electrical
engineering principles, on which
further studies in electrical circuits,
electronics and computer systems,
signals and communications, and
power and energy systems and
management are based. Your studies
will involve extensive computer-based
problem-solving projects and aspects
of modern workplace management.

There are more than 15 engineering


majors to choose from. The majors
that best align with this stream
are Computer Engineering, Power
Engineering and Telecommunications
Engineering.

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1
and Physics

Power transmission
and generating
systems engineering,
grid maintenance and
stability contractor,
industry power
supply engineer,
telecommunications
and specialised
consulting companies

This program gives you the time and


flexibility to discover where your
strengths lie before deciding on an
engineering stream. You will start
your studies with core subjects and
transfer at the end of first semester
or at the end of first year into your
stream of choice. You will still
complete your engineering degree in
the normal time.

There are more than 15 engineering


majors to choose from. Information
on which majors align best with the
different engineering streams can be
found under the individual stream
descriptions. Students commencing
their studies in Flexible First Year will
be able to pursue a major once they
have transferred to a stream.

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1,
Physics and/or
Chemistry

Refer to individual
engineering streams

This degree covers all aspects of


mechanical engineering including
power generation, transport, building
services, machinery, manufacturing,
computer-aided design, advanced
materials and environmental studies.
You will analyse mechanical design
using principles of motion, energy
and force to ensure safety and
reliability, and you will understand
how efficient systems and processes
support costeffective manufacture
of products.

There are more than 15 engineering


majors to choose from. The majors
that best align with this stream are
Environmental Engineering, Materials
and Space Engineering.

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1
and Physics

Employment in fields
including automated
airport facilities,
automatic control
systems, biomedical
implant design,
building industry,
design of automotive
undersea exploration
and space vehicles,
environmental
pollution control,
manufacturing
industry, mineral and
oil exploration

Mechatronics combines mechanical,


electronic and software engineering
to create computer-controlled
machines and consumer products.
It is the technology that underpins
robotics and autonomous systems,
automated manufacturing and
intelligent microprocessor-based
products. This degree places strong
emphasis on the development
of skills in digital electronics,
microprocessors, computer control,
and software design in a mechanical
engineering environment.

There are more than 15 engineering


majors to choose from. The majors
that best align with this stream are
Environmental Engineering, Materials
and Space Engineering.

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1
and Physics

Automatic control
systems, product
design and
development, robotics
and automation
for advanced
manufacturing,
software design and
development for
real-time computer
systems

B for Bachelor of, M for Master of and D for Doctor of

Career possibilities

UAC 511753
4 years full time

B Engineering
Honours/B Arts
ATAR 90
IB 33
UAC 511780
5 years full time

B Engineering
Honours/
B Commerce
ATAR 95
IB 37
UAC 511760
5 years full time

This degree prepares you for


a role as a software engineer,
development manager, applications
programmer, analyst, consultant or
software innovator. You will learn
all aspects of software production,
from strategy and design to coding,
quality and management. You
will cover foundation units on
which further studies in software
design, development, security and
management are built.

There are more than 15 engineering


majors to choose from. Depending on
your engineering stream, some majors
may require additional study. Certain
majors may also have limited capacity.

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1
and Physics

Control systems,
database
management,
information
technology, internet
programming,
language compliers,
multimedia and
telecommunication
software systems,
real-time software
engineering, reliable
biomedical systems
and artificial
intelligence

This combined degree allows you


to study engineering while pursuing
your interests in the humanities,
social sciences or languages. You
can combine any of the Bachelor of
Engineering Honours streams with a
Bachelor of Arts.

Refer to the relevant engineering


stream and B Arts

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1,
Physics and/or
Chemistry

Refer to B Engineering
Honours relevant
stream and B Arts

This combined degree program is


designed to extend the management
component of the Bachelor of
Engineering Honours. You can
combine any of the engineering
streams with a Bachelor of
Commerce. In addition to your
engineering stream, this program
allows you to complete one major and
one minor in any area of commerce.

Refer to the relevant Engineering


stream and B Commerce

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1,
Physics and/or
Chemistry

Refer to B Engineering
Honours relevant
stream and
BCommerce

Refer to the B Engineering relevant


stream. For Law: First year:
Foundations of law, legal research I,
torts. Second year: Civil and criminal
procedure, contracts, criminal law.
Third year: Torts and contracts II, legal
research II, public international law,
public law. Fourth year: Administrative
law, corporations law, equity,
evidence, federal constitutional
law, introduction to property and
commercial law, real property and the
legal profession. Final year: Private
international law A and seven elective
units of study.

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1,
Physics and
Chemistry

Refer to B Engineering
Honours relevant
stream. For Law:
solicitor, barrister,
magistrate, judge.
Non-legal: diplomacy,
foreign affairs, human
rights, international
relations, investment
banking, journalism,
management
consultancy,
publicpolicy

This five-year combined degree links


the core elements of engineering
and medical science. The
technologybased engineering skills
you develop during your studies will
be complemented by skills in medical
sciences. It forms an ideal base for
postgraduate research or graduate
studies in medicine or dentistry. You
can combine any engineering stream
with a Bachelor of Medical Science.

Refer to the relevant Engineering


stream and B Medical Science

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1,
Physics and/or
Chemistry

Refer to B Engineering
Honours relevant
stream and
BMedicalScience

This five-year combined degree gives


you an opportunity to pursue your
passions in both the technical and
artistic arenas. You will explore the
synergies between the rule-based
domains of music and engineering,
bringing together your musical
creativity with your creative thinking
skills. You can combine any of the
engineering streams with a Bachelor
of Music Studies.

Refer to the relevant Engineering


stream and B Music Studies

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1,
Physics and/or
Chemistry. For
Music Studies:
Music 2. For
Contemporary
Music Practice
major only:
Music 1

Refer to B Engineering
Honours relevant
stream and
BMusicStudies

This six-year combined degree


B Engineering
Honours/B Laws is an excellent foundation for a
ATAR 99.5
IB 43
UAC 511801
6 years full time

B Engineering
Honours/
B Medical
Science
ATAR 90
IB 33
UAC 511790
5 years full time

B Engineering
Honours/
B Music Studies
ATAR A+C
IB A+C
UAC 511792
5 years full time

career in law or engineering. Your


engineering studies emphasise
the practical aspects of science,
while your law studies focus on the
interpretation and application of the
legal system. You can combine any
of the engineering streams with a
Bachelorof Laws.

Career possibilities

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IB 33

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Honours
(Software)

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knowledge

Course description

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B Engineering
Honours/
B Project
Management
ATAR 90
IB 33
UAC 511784
5 years full time

B Engineering
Honours/
B Science
ATAR 90
IB 33
UAC 511770
5 years full time

Undergraduate guide 2017

B Engineering
Honours with
Advanced
Engineering
ATAR 97.5
IB 39
UAC 511700
4 years full time

B Engineering
Honours
with Space
Engineering
Major
ATAR 99
IB 42
UAC 511734
4 years full time

B Food and
Agribusiness

The University of Sydney

ATAR 80
IB 29
UAC 511009
4 years full time

B Health
Sciences
ATAR 80
IB 29

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UAC 512670
3 years full time

Assumed
knowledge

Course description

Major studies

In this combined degree you will


develop technical expertise in your
chosen engineering stream and
complementary project management
skills. Along with engineering, you
will study core project management
subjects including project finance,
complex project coordination,
analytics, risk management,
organisational behaviour and
psychology. You can combine any
engineering stream with a Bachelor
ofProject Management.

Refer to the relevant Engineering


stream and B Project Management

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1,
Physics and/or
Chemistry

Refer to B Engineering
Honours relevant
stream and
BProjectManagement

This combined degree emphasises


the strong scientific foundations
of engineering. It will expand your
career options by giving you two
qualifications with just one extra
year of study. In addition to your
engineering stream, you will complete
a major in science. You can combine
any engineering stream with a
Bachelor of Science.

Refer to the relevant Engineering


stream and B Science

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1,
Physics and/
or Chemistry.
Also refer to B
Science

Refer to B Engineering
Honours relevant
stream and B Science

This program is open to students


who demonstrate outstanding
academic ability. You will undertake
advanced engineering units covering
topics such as sustainability and
humanitarian issues, business
planning and strategy, technology and
education. You will also participate
in small groups working on problems
relevant to the community. You may
take any engineering stream within
thisprogram.

Advanced engineering units are


integrated within your chosen stream.
These units are challenging and may
cover such topic as sustainability
and humanitarian issues, business
planning and strategy or technology
and education.

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1,
Physics and/or
Chemistry

Along with career


options from your
chosen stream, the
valuable insights
you have gained into
business planning,
strategy development
and financial planning
will broaden your
career prospects

This major is available to students


undertaking aeronautical, mechanical
or mechatronic engineering streams.
You will study all facets of space
engineering, including orbital
mechanics, space vehicles, ground
station infrastructure, space avionics
and space robotics. This space
major is the only program of its kind
inAustralia.

Refer to the relevant stream. For


Space: aerospace systems, electronic
devices and circuits, orbital
mechanics, space vehicle design,
systems engineering.

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1
and Physics

Along with career


options from your
chosen stream,
you can apply
your specialised
knowledge of the
space environment
to careers in the
aerospace, defence,
environmental and
research sectors

Feeding the world is big business. The


Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness
is an innovative and multidisciplinary
way to learn about the business and
science of sustainably supplying food
to a growing global population while
gaining the work experience needed
to launch a career in the next big
boom industry.

Agribusiness: majors include


agricultural trade, business, human
resource management, international
specialisation, marketing, quality
assurance, retail, supply chain
management, transport logistics and
value adding. Food science: majors
include food biochemistry, food
safety and packaging, global food
security, international specialisation,
microbiology, postharvest and
productdevelopment.

Mathematics,
Chemistry.
Recommended
studies:
Biology

Food marketer, food


product developer,
health promoter,
post-harvest
researcher, food
quality assurance
specialist, food
biochemist, food
logistics manager,
agricultural financier

This degree provides a pathway to


many careers in healthcare. You
can major in a range of professional
fields, with a thorough grounding in
health and health systems at the local,
national and global level. Graduates
can expect to move directly into
health or industries supporting health
in the private or public health sector.
The broad, detailed understanding
of health you gain is also invaluable
for future careers in specialist
healthprofessions.

Anatomy and histology, Arabic language


and cultures, Chinese studies, French
studies, Germanic studies, health
sciences, hearing and speech, Hebrew
(modern), histology, Indonesian
studies, industrial relations and human
resource management, information
systems (science), Italian studies,
Japanese studies, Korean studies,
management, marketing, Modern
Greek studies, movement science,
psychology (science), sociology,
Spanish and Latin Americanstudies.

For the
Movement
Science major:
Chemistry,
Mathematics

Corporate health,
disability and ageing
management and
research, global
health research
and policy analyst,
hospital management,
Indigenous
health, mental
health and safety,
pharmaceutical
research

B for Bachelor of, M for Master of and D for Doctor of

Career possibilities

UAC 511916
4 years full time

B Information
Technology
ATAR 92
IB 34
UAC 511797
4 years full time

B Information
Technology/
BArts
ATAR 92
IB 34
UAC 511765
5 years full time

B Information
Technology/
B Commerce
ATAR 95
IB 37
UAC 511761
5 years full time

B Information
Technology/
B Laws
ATAR 99.5
IB 43
UAC 511801
6 years full time

B Information
Technology/
B Medical
Science
ATAR 92
IB 34
UAC 511763
5 years full time

This combined degree gives you


the knowledge and skills required
to register for practice as a nurse
in Australia combined with a broad
understanding of the entire health
system. You will also apply your
knowledge about health and health
systems to your nursing career in
roles including health promotion
and prevention, behavioural health
science, project management and
design, health administration and
health technology.

Refer to B Health Sciences. Focus


areas for Nursing: Acute care, aged
care, child and adolescent health,
chronic illness, clinical practice,
Indigenous health, mental health care
and management, pharmacology,
physiology, professional practice,
social and health policy.

If you are technically minded and


want to work on extending the cutting
edge of information technology and
business innovation, this degree is
for you. You can choose one of two
streams - information systems or
computer science - and will enjoy
flexibility within your study, emerging
equipped to take advantages of the
opportunities in this dynamic field.

Computer science, databases,


HSC
group project, information
Mathematics
systems, mathematics, professional
Extension 1
technology skills, programming,
systems analysis. Electives include
advanced data models, data mining,
highperformance network computing,
knowledge management, mobile
networking, multimedia storage and
retrieval, natural language processing,
software architecture.

Consultancy,
information services
management,
software architecture,
web development
andmanagement

This combined degree enables you


to study IT while pursuing interests
in the humanities, social sciences
or languages. You can choose an IT
stream in either computer science or
information systems, and complete
one arts major and other elective
units of study from areas as diverse
as linguistics, anthropology, cultural
studies, or a range of languages.

Refer to B Information Technology


andB Arts

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1

Refer to B Information
Technology and B Arts

This combined degree program is


designed to extend the management
component of the Bachelor of
Information Technology and further
satisfy the increasing demand for IT
professionals with business skills. You
will undertake one major from the
University of Sydney Business School
and one of two IT streams: computer
science or information systems.

Refer to B Information Technology


andB Commerce

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1,
Physics

Refer to B Information
Technology and
BCommerce

This combined degree program


provides you with an excellent
foundation in both law and IT. You
will be well equipped to tackle
legal issues in the growing field of
technology, such as privacy, data
collection, copyright, censorship,
contracts and patents, and
understand the challenges of working
in internationalmarkets.

Refer to B Information Technology.


Units of study for Law: First year:
Foundations of Law, Legal research I,
torts. Second year: Civil and criminal
procedure, contracts, criminal law.
Third year: Torts and contracts II, legal
research II, public international law,
public law. Fourth year: Administrative
law, corporations law, equity,
evidence, federal constitutional
law, introduction to property and
commercial law, real property and the
legal profession. Final year: Private
International Law A and seven elective
units of study.

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1

Refer to B Information
Technology. For Law:
solicitor, barrister,
magistrate, judge.
Non-legal: diplomacy,
foreign affairs, human
rights, international
relations, investment
banking, journalism,
management
consultancy,
publicpolicy

This five-year combined degree will


allow you to complement your IT skills
with those from medical science,
biomedicine and bioinformatics. You
will choose either computer science
or information systems for your IT
stream while also studying foundation
science followed by senior units of
study in the clinical sciences.

Refer to B Information Technology and


B Medical Science

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1

Refer to B Information
Technology and
BMedical Science

Chemistry

Career possibilities
Registered nurse in a
range of health care
settings and apply
your knowledge of
health systems to
industries supporting
health care, including
e-health, mental
health, industrial
relations and
management

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ATAR 80
IB 29

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Sciences/
MNursing

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knowledge

Course description

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B Information
Technology/
B Science
ATAR 92
IB 34
UAC 511764
5 years full time

B International
and Global
Studies
ATAR 92.5
IB 35

B International
and Global
Studies/
B Laws
ATAR 99.5
IB 43
UAC 511801
5 years full time

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Assumed
knowledge

Career possibilities

This combined degree emphasises the Refer to B Information Technology and


natural synergy between science and
B Science
technology. In your IT studies you can
pursue either computer science or
information systems subjects, while
also completing core units in selected
science areas such as mathematics,
physics, biology, chemistry, geography
or psychology.

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1.
Science
assumed
knowledge
should be
appropriate
to the chosen
science major.

Refer to B Information
Technology and
BScience

The Bachelor of International and


Global Studies degree centres on the
study of the underlying processes
driving this phenomenon, including
travel, communication technology,
political and economic currents,
and globalising markets, and the
way these processes constantly
evolve and interrelate. The program
equips you to operate effectively as
members of the global community
with skills in analysis, evaluation
andcommunication.

Students complete a core program


in international and global studies
with a major from: American studies,
anthropology, Arabic language and
culture, Asian studies, government
and international relations, history;
international business, political
economy, sociology. A second major
may be chosen from one of the above
majors or another subject area in the
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
or another faculty as listed in B
Arts (except biology which is not an
available major for this degree).

Depends
on subjects
selected.
Students are
encouraged,
but not
required,
to study a
language
relevant to
the areas of
international
and global
studies they
are pursuing in
their degree.

Communication,
tourism, human
justice, environment,
government

Thinking about a career in


international law? Offering a broad
perspective on major contemporary
international and global issues and
drawing on a range of disciplinary
perspectives including politics,
economics, anthropology, sociology
and cultural and linguistic studies, this
combined law qualification can take
you global.

Refer to B International and Global


Studies. Units of study for Law:
First year: Foundations of law, legal
research I, torts. Second year: Civil
and criminal procedure, contracts,
criminal law. Third year: Torts and
contracts II, legal research II, public
international law, public law. Fourth
year: Administrative law, corporations
law, equity, evidence, federal
constitutional law, introduction to
property and commercial law, real
property and the legal profession.
Final year: Private international law A
and seven elective units of study.

Refer to B
International
and Global
Studies. For
Law: none

Refer to B
International and
Global Studies.
For Law: solicitor,
barrister, magistrate,
judge. Non-legal:
diplomacy, foreign
affairs, human
rights, international
relations, investment
banking, journalism,
management
consultancy,
publicpolicy

The University of Sydney

Undergraduate guide 2017

UAC 511227
3 years full time

Major studies

B for Bachelor of, M for Master of and D for Doctor of

UAC 512009
3 years full time

B Medical
Science
ATAR 90
IB 33
UAC 512080
3 years full time

B Medical
Science/
DMedicine*
ATAR A+C (99.95)
IB A+C (45)
UAC 512097
7 years full time

Career possibilities

With its flexibility and huge choice


of majors, the Bachelor of Liberal
Arts and Science provides you with a
background in both the humanities
and the sciences, and gives you
useful skills that will make you
highly valued by potential employers
in jobs across the market. From
writing and presenting to thinking
ethically and critically, this degree
is your preparation for life beyond
theclassroom.

A major is selected from either Arts


Depends on
(plus a sequence of units in Science)
the subject
or Science (plus a sequence of units in areas chosen
Arts), and the liberal studies stream.
Arts majors: agricultural economics;
American studies; ancient history;
anthropology; Arabic language and
culture; archaeology; art history;
Asian studies; Australian literature;
biblical studies; Celtic studies;
Chinese studies; cultural studies;
digital cultures; economics; English;
European studies; film studies; French
studies; gender studies; Germanic
studies; government and international
relations; Greek (ancient); Hebrew
(classical); Hebrew (modern); history;
Indigenous Australian studies;
Indonesian studies; international and
comparative literary studies; Italian
studies; Japanese studies; Jewish
civilisation, thought and culture;
Korean studies; Latin; linguistics;
Modern Greek studies; music; theatre
and performance studies; philosophy;
political economy; environmental and
resource economics; Sanskrit; social
policy; sociology; socio-legal studies;
Spanish and Latin American studies;
studies in religion; world religions.
Science majors: Anatomy and histology,
biochemistry, bioinformatics, biology
(animal, plant genetics), cell pathology,
chemistry, computer science,
environmental studies, financial
mathematics and statistics, geography,
geology and geophysics, history and
philosophy of science, immunobiology,
information systems, marine science,
mathematics, medicinal chemistry,
microbiology, molecular biology and
genetics, nanoscience and technology,
neuroscience, nutrition and
metabolism, pharmacology, physics,
physiology, plant science, psychology,
soil science, statistics.

Science media
adviser, science
historian, science
documentary maker,
algebraic geometrist,
theoretical chemist,
mammalian ecologist,
human resources
manager

Whether you want to go into practice


as a doctor or dentist, or work at
the cutting edge of research, the
Bachelor of Medical Science will give
you the essential foundation for a
rewarding career improving the health
of people and the community.

Anatomy and histology, biochemistry,


cell pathology, immunology,
microbiology, molecular biology and
genetics, neuroscience, nutrition
and metabolism, pharmacology,
physiology. Refer to B Science for
additional science majors.

Mathematics
and Chemistry
and either
Physics or
Biology

Histologist,
biochemist,
pathologist,
microbiologist,
anatomy researcher,
infectious diseases
researcher, geneticist,
doctor (after further
study in medicine)

The Bachelor of Medical Science


and Doctor of Medicine gives you
the opportunity to study across the
medical sciences before medicine.
With a deeper understanding of the
fundamentals that underpin the
health profession, youll be better
prepared for any career in medicine,
from specialisation to research
andteaching.

Refer to B Medical Science and the


Sydney Medical School Handbook
(sydney.edu.au/handbooks/medicine).
During B Medical Science, you will
complete studies in biology, physics
and chemistry plus a zero-credit
point subject in medicine. In the
Doctor of Medicine component,
practical experience including
contact with patients and observation
of the physical aspects of disease
commences in the first year and
continues to the final year.

Mathematics
and Chemistry
and either
Physics or
Biology

Doctor, general
practitioner,
medicalspecialist,
medical researcher

Courses A-Z

ATAR 70
IB 25

Major studies

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and Science

Assumed
knowledge

Course description

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B Medical
Science/D
Medicine (for
Aboriginal
and Torres
Strait Islander
applicants only)*
ATAR A+C
IB A+C
UAC 512098
7 years full time

B Music
(Composition)
ATAR A+C
IB A+C

Undergraduate guide 2017

UAC 512308
4 years full time

B Music (Music
Education)^
ATAR A+C
IB A+C
UAC 512301
4 years full time

B Music
(Performance)
ATAR A+C
IB A+C

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The University of Sydney

UAC 512311
4 years full time

Assumed
knowledge

Course description

Major studies

The Bachelor of Medical Science


and Doctor of Medicine gives you
the opportunity to study across the
medical sciences before medicine.
With a deeper understanding of the
fundamentals that underpin the
health profession, youll be better
prepared for any career in medicine,
from specialisation to research
and teaching. This degree is for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
applicantsonly.

Refer to B Medical Science and the


Sydney Medical School Handbook
(sydney.edu.au/handbooks/medicine).
During B Medical Science, you will
complete studies in biology, physics
and chemistry plus a zero-credit
point subject in Medicine. In the
Doctor of Medicine component,
practical experience including
contact with patients and observation
of the physical aspects of disease
commences in the first year and
continues to the final year.

Mathematics
and Chemistry
and either
Physics or
Biology

Doctor, general
practitioner,
medicalspecialist,
medical researcher

Creating new music is a vital


part of studies at the Sydney
Conservatorium of Music. The
Conservatoriums composition and
music technology staff are some of
Australias most gifted and widely
recognised composers, working
across instrumental and vocal to
electronic and electroacoustic music.
Students learn all facets of musical
composition, and are encouraged to
specialise and create more ambitious
work, with many opportunities to hear
their work performed.

Composition skills and techniques.


You have the opportunity to study in
both traditional and electroacoustic
composition areas, including computer
music, digital music and sound art.
Core studies are taken in analysis,
composer performance workshop,
composition through improvisation,
history and culture, and music
skills (aural perception, harmony
and analysis, music technology and
soundrecording).

HSC Music 2
(formerly 2
Unit Music) or
AMEB Level 6
Musicianship
or equivalent

Composer,
contemporary
musician, concert
entrepreneur,
musicteacher

Music educators train the musicians


of tomorrow. The Music Education
Unit immerses students in the Sydney
Conservatorium of Musics melting
pot of performance, composition and
teaching. While preparing to become
accredited classroom teachers, our
music education students undertake
a principal study in performance
(jazz or classical), musicology or
composition.

Music education, plus instrument or


voice or academic study selected
from brass, composition, historical
performance, jazz studies, musicology,
organ, percussion, piano, strings, vocal
studies, woodwind. Studies are also
undertaken in analysis, history and
cultural studies, and music skills (aural
perception, harmony and analysis).

HSC Music 2
and Band 5
in three HSC
subjects, one
of which must
be English
(not English
as a Second
Language) or
equivalent

Classroom music
teacher, private music
teacher, conductor,
orchestral musician,
chamber musician,
concert soloist

The internationally regarded Bachelor


of Music (Performance) at the Sydney
Conservatorium of Music produces
performers of the highest calibre. You
will combine your chosen principal
study (instrument, classical voice
or jazz) with orchestral studies and
chamber music, and core studies
such as music skills, analysis, history,
culture and pedagogy. You will
benefit from one-on-one tuition and
make use of the Conservatoriums
state-of-the-art facilities: practice
rooms, extensive library resources
and cutting edge music technology.
There are also opportunities for
international tours with professional
orchestras, bands and ensembles.
You will undergo a comprehensive
education on your chosen instrument
that is designed to push your creative
and performative abilities to the
nextlevel.

You will take an instrumental


(including jazz) or vocal (classical)
principal study from Brass, Early
Music, Jazz Performance, Percussion,
Piano, Strings, Voice (classical) and
Woodwind. In addition, you will
complete core studies in music
skills and analysis, history, culture,
performance, ensemble studies
andpedagogy.

HSC Music 2 or Concert soloist,


equivalent
contemporary
musician, private
music teacher,
orchestral musician,
chamber musician,
concert entrepreneur,
arts manager

B for Bachelor of, M for Master of and D for Doctor of

Career possibilities

UAC 512307
3 years full time

The Bachelor of Music Studies,


based at the Arts Music Unit on the
Universitys Camperdown Campus,
produces broadly educated musicians
who can apply their knowledge and
skills in various music and artsrelated
contexts and professions. You
can focus on contemporary music
practice, performance, composition
or musicology, together with core
music skills and various arts electives.
Students are welcomed from all
musical backgrounds, including those
with no prior musical experience.

Academic study; contemporary music


practice; instrument or voice selected
from brass, composition, historical
performance, musicology, organ,
percussion, strings, voice (classical or
jazz) and woodwind. Studies are also
undertaken in analysis, history and
cultural studies, music skills (aural
perception, harmony and analysis),
music technology, teaching music
and/or units from other faculties.

HSC Music 2
(formerly 2
Unit Music) or
AMEB Level 6
Musicianship
or equivalent

Contemporary
musician, private
music teacher,
chamber musician,
concert entrepreneur,
artist manager, music
producer, music critic
or journalist

Academic study; contemporary


music practice; instrument or voice
selected from brass, composition,
historical performance, musicology,
organ, percussion, piano, strings,
voice (classical or jazz) and woodwind.
Studies are also undertaken in analysis,
history and culture, music skills (aural
perception, harmony and analysis),
music technology and/or teaching
music.

HSC Music 2
(formerly 2
Unit Music) or
AMEB Level 6
Musicianship
or equivalent.
Also refer to
B Arts

Contemporary
musician, private
music teacher,
chamber musician,
concert entrepreneur,
artist manager, music
producer, music critic
or journalist

B Music Studies/ The combination of the Bachelor of


Music Studies and Bachelor of Arts
B Arts
ATAR A+C
IB A+C
UAC 512310
5 years full time

will allow you to acquire musical


skills in performance, composition,
or musicology, together with
academic expertise in your chosen
discipline within the humanities and
socialsciences.

B Music Studies/ This seven-year (full-time) program


provides outstanding students
D Medicine*
ATAR A+C (99.95)
IB A+C (45)
UAC 512309
7 years full time

B Nursing
(Advanced
Studies)
ATAR 84
IB 31
UAC 511925
3 years full time

B Oral Health
ATAR A+C
IB A+C
UAC 511401
3 years full time

B Pharmacy
ATAR 90
IB 33
UAC 512400
4 years full time

with the challenging and rewarding


opportunity to study music before
studying medicine. In your first three
years, undertaking the Bachelor
of Music Studies, you will major
in performance, composition or
musicology. You will also complete
core units of study in music skills,
music history and analysis.

This degree will give you a


comprehensive understanding of
professional nursing practice. You will
study subjects in the areas of human
biology, physiology, pharmacology
and learn about the differing areas
of nursing including ageing, child
and adolescent care and mental
health. In your final semester you will
undertake a clinical placement and
upon completion you will be eligible
to apply for registration as a nurse
inAustralia.

Refer to B Music Studies and the


Refer to B
Sydney Medical School Handbook
Music Studies
(sydney.edu.au/handbooks/medicine).
During B Music Studies, you will
complete studies in biology, physics
and chemistry plus a zero-credit
point subject in Medicine. In the
Doctor of Medicine component,
practical experience including
contact with patients and observation
of the physical aspects of disease
commences in the first year and
continues to the final year.

Doctor, general
practitioner,
medicalspecialist,
medical researcher

Focus areas for Nursing: Acute care,


None
aged care, child and adolescent health,
chronic illness, clinical practice,
Indigenous health, mental health care
and management, pharmacology,
physiology, primary health care,
professional practice, social and
health policy.

Registered nurse
with a career in a
range of healthcare
settings, including
emergency, intensive
care, mental health,
cancer and palliative
care, aged care,
child and adolescent
health, international
health, education
andresearch

Dental hygiene, dental therapy,


The Bachelor of Oral Health is a
oralhealth promotion
full-time course taught five days a
week over three years. The course
equips you with the required skills,
knowledge and experience to
deliver oral health education and
promotion, dental hygiene and dental
therapy services to patients and
communities throughout Australia and
NewZealand.
This degree requires four years of
fulltime study and covers topics
including chemical, physical,
pharmaceutical and pharmacological
properties of medicines, and the
application of these in the practice
of pharmacy. It is accredited by
the Australian Pharmacy Council
and allows graduates to progress
towards registration as a pharmacist
inAustralia.

Career possibilities

Completion of a major is not a


requirement of the Bachelor of
Pharmacy. Candidates have the option
of completing one major, either an
Industrial Placement or International
Exchange Major. A major requires the
completion of 24 credit points chosen
from units of study listed during the
fourth year of study.

Courses A-Z

ATAR A+C
IB A+C

Major studies

There is no
Dental assistant,
assumed
dental hygienist,
knowledge.
dental technician
Recommended
studies:
Biology and/or
Chemistry

Mathematics
Pharmacist
and Chemistry.
Recommended
studies :
Biology or
Physics

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B Pharmacy and
Management
ATAR n/c
IB n/c
UAC 512402
5 years full time

B Political,
Economic and
Social Sciences
ATAR 82.5
IB 30

Undergraduate guide 2017

UAC 511226
3 years full time

B Political,
Economic and
Social Sciences
(Dual Degree,
Sciences Po,
France)#
ATAR n/c
IB n/c

B Project
Management

UAC 511785
3 years full time

B Project
Management/
B Arts
The University of Sydney

Major studies

Career possibilities

The Bachelor of Pharmacy and


Management is an innovative fiveyear course that offers a unique
combination of pharmacy and
business knowledge and skills for
students to develop an understanding
of sound business practices,
integrated with sustainable healthcare
models, and to qualify for professional
registration as a pharmacist.

Biology, chemistry, medicinal


chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences,
pharmaceutics, pharmacology,
pharmacy and pharmacy practice.
Optional majors in fourth year:
rural or industrial pharmacy or
internationalexchange.

Mathematics
and Chemistry.
Recommended
studies:
Biology or
Physics

Registered
pharmacists work
in retail pharmacy
(community practice),
hospital pharmacies,
research positions
within universities or
research institutes,
or positions in the
pharmaceutical
industry in drug
production, marketing
of drug development

The Bachelor of Political,


Economic and Social Sciences
combines indepth inquiry with an
interdisciplinary approach to give
you a broad appreciation of the
major political, economic and social
issues and policies of our time. An
understanding of these areas is
critical for success in a number of
professional fields in public affairs,
government and the corporate sector.

You will complete at least two years


of study in any three of the following
subject areas: economics; government
and international relations; political
economy; and either sociology or
anthropology. You will be able to
continue one of the three subject
areas as a major and choose a second
major or electives from B Arts.

Depends
on subjects
selected. See
sydney.edu.
au/handbooks
for details.

Policy analyst,
diplomat,
environment,
communications,
economist,
international business

Travel abroad, immerse yourself in the


French culture, learn a new language
and complete a dual degree, all at the
same time. This four-year dual degree
program enables you to work towards
both a Bachelor of Arts degree at
Sciences Po in France, and a Bachelor
of Political, Economic and Social
Sciences degree at the University
ofSydney.

Refer to B Political, Economic and


Social Sciences for Sydney majors.
For information on studies in France,
including units of study, please refer
to: sydney.edu.au/arts/international/
years_1_2.shtml

Refer to B
Political,
Economic
and Social
Sciences

Policy analyst,
diplomat,
environment,
communications,
economist,
international business

The Bachelor of Project Management


is unlike any other project
management degree in Australia and
will provide you with the fundamental
project management skills, theories
and methods required in todays
complex business environment.
Subjects include project finance,
statistics, analytics, risk management,
organisational behaviour and
psychology. You can choose a stream
from civil engineering science, built
environment or software.

Built environment stream, civil


engineering science stream or
software stream. Core subjects
include analytics, complex project
coordination, organisational
behaviour, project finance, project
management, psychology, risk
management and statistics. You will
undertake a capstone project in the
final year. Built environment stream
units and the capstone project are
within the Faculty of Architecture,
Design and Planning.

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1

Professional and
management
roles in property
development,
construction, mining,
IT, banking and
finance, state or
federal government
or in consultancy
roles in engineering,
water health or
energysectors

This five-year combined degree


will provide you with fundamental
practical and behavioural project
management skills and allows you
to explore your arts and humanities
interests and passions. It offers the
broad flexibility of an arts degree
along with project management
methodologies and competencies,
giving you valuable skills that enhance
your career opportunities.

Refer to B Project Management and B


Arts. You may take one major from Arts
Table A.

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1

Refer to B Project
Management and
BArts

The Bachelor of Psychology is ideal


for the student who knows they want
to work in the industry. By the end of
the four-year degree, you will have
the basis for provisional registration
as a psychologist in Australia and
enough training and experience to
start working right away. To be a fully
registered psychologist, you can
undertake another two years of study.

For Arts stream: Psychology and


refer to B Arts for the list of available
majors. For Science stream major:
Psychology.

Science
stream:
Mathematics.
Both streams:
Other assumed
knowledge
depends
on subjects
chosen

Clinical psychologist,
neuroscientist,
organisational
psychologist,
market researcher,
advertising executive,
social psychology
researcher, learning
and attention
researcher

UAC n/a
4 years full time

ATAR 86
IB 31

ATAR 86
IB 31
UAC 511783
5 years full time

B Psychology
ATAR 96
IB 38
UAC 512085
4 years full time

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Assumed
knowledge

Course description

B for Bachelor of, M for Master of and D for Doctor of

UAC 512040
3 years full time

A Bachelor of Science opens up a


world of opportunity. Whether you
dream about being at the cutting edge
of research, learning how to analyse
and think critically, or just want to
help make the planet a better place,
a BSc will give you highly sought-after
skills for a huge range of careers
from the sciences and beyond.

Anatomy and histology, biochemistry,


bioinformatics, biology (animal, plant
genetics), cell pathology, chemistry,
computer science, environmental
studies, financial mathematics and
statistics, geography, geology and
geophysics, history and philosophy of
science, immunobiology, information
systems, marine science, mathematics,
medicinal chemistry, microbiology,
molecular biology and genetics,
nanoscience and technology,
neuroscience, nutrition and
metabolism, pharmacology, physics,
physiology, plant science, psychology,
soil science, statistics.

Mathematics
or HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1.
Other assumed
knowledge
depends on
the areas or
programs
studied

Refer to B Science and B Arts.


All students need to take some
units of study in mathematics and
interdisciplinary subject areas.

Mathematics
Refer to B Science and
or HSC
B Arts
Mathematics
Extension 1.
Other assumed
knowledge
depends
on subjects
chosen

Many industries need professionals


who can understand and translate
complex science law is one of
them. With a Bachelor of Science and
Bachelor of Laws, you will graduate
with two degrees and a suite of
specialist skills that will allow you to
carve out a niche in the legal sector,
with jobs across patents, intellectual
property and even forensics.

Refer to B Science. Units of study


for Law: First year: Foundations of
law, legal research I, torts. Second
year: Civil and criminal procedure,
contracts, criminal law. Third year:
Torts and contracts II, legal research
II, public international law, public
law. Fourth year: Administrative law,
corporations law, equity, evidence,
federal constitutional law, introduction
to property and commercial law, real
property and the legal profession.
Final year: Private international law A
and seven elective units of study.

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

Refer to B Science.
For Law: solicitor,
barrister, magistrate,
judge. Non-legal:
diplomacy, foreign
affairs, human
rights, international
relations, investment
banking, journalism,
management
consultancy,
publicpolicy

As well as providing you with the basis


for becoming a registered nurse in
Australia, the combined Bachelor of
Science and Master of Nursing imparts
a deep understanding of the biology
underpinning human health that will
greatly boost your knowledge base
and career options in this rewarding
sector of medicine.

Refer to B Science. All students


need to take some units of study in
mathematics. Focus areas for Nursing:
Acute care, aged care, child and
adolescent health, chronic illness,
clinical practice, Indigenous health,
mental health care and management,
pharmacology, physiology, professional
practice, social and health policy.

Mathematics
or HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1

Registered nurse in a
range of healthcare
settings and apply
your knowledge of
science to health
issues such as
infectious and
non-communicable
diseases, infection
control, climate
change, anatomy,
pharmacology
andresearch

The five-year Bachelor of Science


and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
provides the training you need to
launch straight into a career in
nutrition and dietetics. It provides
a solid foundation in science plus a
two-year masters degree that has
full accreditation from the Dietitians
Association of Australia (DAA).

Refer to B Science: You will need


to complete a major in one of the
following areas: biochemistry,
microbiology, nutrition and
metabolism, physiology or psychology.
For M Nutrition and Dietetics: clinical
nutrition, nutritional science or public
health nutrition.

Mathematics,
Chemistry
and Biology

Dietitian, nutritionist,
biochemist,
obesity researcher,
human physiology
researcher, public
health policymaker,
sports dietitian,
metabolismscientist

B Science/BArts Pursue your passion for both


ATAR 83
IB 30
UAC 512094
4 years full time

B Science/
BLaws
ATAR 99.5
IB 43
UAC 511801
5 years full time

B Science/
M Nursing
ATAR 83
IB 30
UAC 511914
4 years full time

B Science/
M Nutrition
and Dietetics
ATAR 98.5
IB 41
UAC 512099
5 years full time

humanities and science with the


Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of
Arts. The four-year double degree
offers you a total of 70 majors as well
as world-class research and teaching
from two of the nations most
respected university faculties.

Career possibilities
Astronomer,
entomologist,
geophysicist,
mathematician,
psychologist,
medicinal chemist,
microbiologist,
science historian

A+C, n/c, n/a, ^, *, #: See Table notes on page 82 for more information

Courses A-Z

ATAR 83
IB 30

Major studies

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B Science

Assumed
knowledge

Course description

B Science
(Advanced)

sydney.edu.au

ATAR 95
IB 37
UAC 512041
3 years full time

B Science
(Advanced)/
D Dental
Medicine*
ATAR A+C (99.5)
IB A+C (43)

Undergraduate guide 2017

UAC 512093
7 years full time

B Science
(Advanced)/
D Medicine*
ATAR A+C (99.95)
IB A+C (45)
UAC 512097
7 years full time

B Science
(Advanced)/
D Medicine
(for Aboriginal
and Torres
Strait Islander
applicants only)*

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The University of Sydney

ATAR A+C
IB A+C
UAC 512098
7 years full time

B Science
(Advanced
Mathematics)
ATAR 98
IB 40
UAC 512042
3 years full time

Assumed
knowledge

Course description

Major studies

The Bachelor of Science (Advanced)


offers exceptional opportunities
to budding scientists hungry for
a challenge, while still providing
the signature flexibility of the
regular Bachelor of Science. From
independent research to in-depth
problems and lectures that go beyond
the norm, the advanced program
will give you the skills to embark on
postgraduate study or to work at the
forefront of research.

Refer to B Science. Majors available


at the advanced level are anatomy
and histology, biochemistry,
biology, chemistry, computer
science, environmental studies,
financial mathematics and statistics,
geography, geology and geophysics,
immunobiology, information systems,
marine science, mathematics,
medicinal chemistry, microbiology,
molecular biology and genetics,
nanoscience and technology,
neuroscience, pharmacology,
physics, physiology, plant science,
andstatistics.

Mathematics
or HSC
Mathematics
Extension 1.
Other assumed
knowledge
depends
on subjects
chosen.
Applicants are
required to
obtain marks
in specified
subjects in
the HSC or
equivalent to
enrol in some
advanced units
of study.

Optics researcher,
plant cell physiologist,
geologist, statistician,
sensory perception
researcher,
renewable energy
chemist, biochemist,
sciencejournalist

The Bachelor of Science (Advanced)


and Doctor of Dental Medicine
represents a new chapter in dental
education. Not only will you graduate
from this double degree as a dentist,
eligible for registration with the
Dental Board of Australia, you will
also have an in-depth understanding
of a range of science areas that
interestyou.

Refer to B Science (Advanced).


All students undertake first-year
biology and some units of study in
mathematics. For Doctor of Dental
Medicine: clinical dentistry, life
sciences and a research project.

Refer to
B Science
(Advanced)

Dentist

The Bachelor of Science (Advanced)


and Doctor of Medicine gives
you the opportunity to study
science before medicine. With
a deeper understanding of the
fundamentals that underpin the
health profession, youll be better
prepared for any career in medicine,
from specialisation to research
andteaching.

Refer to B Science (Advanced) and the


Medical School Handbook (sydney.
edu.au/handbooks/medicine).
During B Science (Advanced), you will
complete studies in biology, physics
and chemistry plus a zero-credit
point subject in Medicine. In the
Doctor of Medicine component,
practical experience including
contact with patients and observation
of the physical aspects of disease
commences in the first year and
continues to the final year.

Refer to
B Science
(Advanced)

Doctor, general
practitioner,
medicalspecialist,
medical researcher

The Bachelor of Science (Advanced)


and Doctor of Medicine gives
you the opportunity to study
science before medicine. With
a deeper understanding of the
fundamentals that underpin the
health profession, youll be better
prepared for any career in medicine,
from specialisation to research
and teaching. This degree is for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
applicantsonly.

Refer to B Science (Advanced) and the


Medical School Handbook (sydney.
edu.au/handbooks/medicine). During
B Science Medical Science, you will
complete studies in biology, physics
and chemistry plus a zero-credit
point subject in Medicine. In the
Doctor of Medicine component,
practical experience including
contact with patients and observation
of the physical aspects of disease
commences in the first year and
continues to the final year.

Refer to
B Science
(Advanced)

Doctor, general
practitioner,
medicalspecialist,
medical researcher

The three-year Bachelor of Science


(Advanced Mathematics) is ideal
for talented students wanting to
combine their interest in mathematics
with other areas of science and
technology. Skills such as constructing
computer models, analysing complex
situations and logical thinking will
open up lucrative career paths
like that of Sydney alumnus Nick
Leeder, now Director General of
GoogleFrance.

Financial mathematics and statistics,


mathematics, or statistics. You may
choose a second major from those
available in the B Science.

HSC
Mathematics
Extension 2.
Other assumed
knowledge
depends
on subjects
chosen.
Applicants are
required to
obtain marks
in specified
subjects in
the HSC or
equivalent to
enrol in some
advanced units
of study.

Mathematician,
statistician,
stockbroker,
investment banker,
topology analyst,
representation
theorist, data analyst,
bioinformatician

B for Bachelor of, M for Master of and D for Doctor of

Career possibilities

UAC 511001
4 years full time

B Social Work
ATAR 80
IB 29
UAC 511615
4 years full time

B Veterinary
Biology/
D Veterinary
Medicine
ATAR A+C
IB A+C
UAC 512101
6 years full time

B Visual Arts
ATAR A+C
IB A+C
UAC 512200
3 years full time

Dip of Arts
ATAR n/a
IB n/a
UAC n/a
1 year full time

A Bachelor of Science in Agriculture


will prepare you for a thriving job
market. Taught by industry and
research leaders, you will learn how to
address the most significant issues of
our time, such as food production and
sustainable use of natural resources.
Thats why graduates in agriculture
often have up to six jobs waiting
forthem.

Agricultural chemistry, agricultural


economics, agricultural genetics,
agronomy, animal production,
entomology, environmetrics, food
science, forest science, horticulture,
hydrology, international specialisation,
soil science.

Mathematics
and Chemistry

Agronomist,
sustainable
agriculture
researcher, plant
geneticist, animal
reproduction
specialist,
environmental
microbiologist,
agricultural journalist,
commodities trader,
precision soil scientist

The internationally recognised


Bachelor of Social Work degree
prepares you for employment in a
complex, diverse and changing field
where your capacity to transfer
knowledge and skills across contexts
is essential. This degree is accredited
with the Australian Association of
Social Workers (AASW).

Indigenous Australian studies,


psychology, social policy and social
work, social research, sociology. In
first and second year you may choose
from the areas listed under B Arts.
In third and fourth year, you will
undertake a professional program in
social work and social policy.

Depends on
the first-year
subjects
chosen

Counsellor,
community
development worker,
youth worker,
careersadviser

The Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
provides you with both a scientific
foundation and specialist clinical
and medical experience. With its
integrated, cross-subject approach
designed for understanding
realworld situations, the six-year
course will turn you into a global
professional at the cutting edge of
modern veterinary medicine.

Animal behaviour and welfare


science, animal diseases and
pathobiology, animal husbandry, cell
biology, clinical and professional
practice, pharmacology, veterinary
anatomy and physiology, veterinary
conservation biology, veterinary
medicine, veterinary public health,
veterinarysurgery.

Chemistry,
Mathematics
and Physics.
Recommended
studies:
Biology

Veterinarian,
veterinary
geneticist, small
animal veterinarian,
livestock veterinarian,
equine veterinarian,
biosecurity
researcher, veterinary
cardiologist, public
health policy maker

The Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA)


offered by Sydney College of the Arts
(SCA) is a hands-on degree focused
on developing the conceptual,
theoretical and technical skills you
need to succeed as a practising
artist or in a range of careers in the
creativeindustries.

Painting, photomedia, printmedia,


screen arts, sculpture, jewellery
and object. A second major in
critical studies is available. You may
complement your major through a wide
range of electives in contemporary
art at SCA, or through study in other
disciplines across the University.

Visual arts,
and design and
technology is
recommended

Animation, arts
administration, digital
media, photography,
painting, sculpture,
video and television
production

The Diploma of Arts is designed


for candidates who have already
completed a bachelors degree
in a different field. It gives you
an academic foundation in the
humanities, allowing you to progress
to further postgraduate study in your
chosen field. An arts qualification is
ideal for those who wish to develop
personal and professional skills
as a basis for employment or as a
foundation for postgraduate study.

You need to complete one major from


the core majors within B Arts

Depends
A pathway to honours
on subjects
and postgraduate
chosen. See
studies in the arts
sydney.edu.au/
handbooks

The Diploma of Language Studies is


Dip of
Language Studies a flexible pathway program designed
ATAR n/a
IB n/a
UAC n/a
1 year full time

Dip of
Social Sciences
ATAR n/a
IB n/a
UAC n/a
1 year full time

to offer you the opportunity to


study a language alongside your
undergraduate degree. The program
allows students from any faculty
the opportunity to study one of the
15 diverse languages that we offer.
This diploma will ensure that you are
confident with language skills and
have a strong understanding of the
culture and societies in which that
language is spoken.
The Diploma of Social Sciences is
designed for candidates who have
already completed a bachelors
degree in a different field. It gives you
an academic foundation in the social
sciences, allowing you to progress
to an honours year or postgraduate
study in your chosen field.

Career possibilities

You need to complete one major from


No prior
a language subject area. Refer to B Arts language
(Languages) for list of majors
experience
required

Career opportunities
depend on the area
of study undertaken.
A diploma is often
a springboard to
a postgraduate
degree or a way of
focusing your study
in a particular area by
doing a short course

Core majors: anthropology,


government and international
relations, political economy,
sociology,social policy

A pathway to honours
and postgraduate
studies in the
socialsciences

Depends
on subjects
chosen. See
sydney.edu.au/
handbooks

A+C, n/c, n/a, ^, *, #: See Table notes on page 82 for more information

Courses A-Z

ATAR 75
IB 27

Major studies

Page 81

B Science in
Agriculture

Assumed
knowledge

Course description

Table notes

sydney.edu.au

Please note: the entry requirements published


here are a guide only, based on the requirements
for 2016, and are subject to change.
Entry requirements vary from year to year and
the entry scores shown here will not necessarily
result in an offer of a place.
Additional requirements may also apply for some
courses. For more information, please refer to
our Find a course website at
sydney.edu.au/courses
This is not a comprehensive list of high school
qualifications accepted by the University for
afull list, visit

Undergraduate guide 2017

sydney.edu.au/ug-int-qualifications
B Education (Health and Physical Education)
From 2017, the B Education (Secondary: Human
Movement and Health Education) will be replaced
by B Education (Health and Physical Education).
Visit our Find a course website forupdates
to the UAC code and CRICOS. The entry
requirements for the old degree can serve as a
guide to entry requirements for the new degree.
sydney.edu.au/courses

Key to the table


A+C
A combination of ATAR (or equivalent score) plus additional
selection criteria (eg portfolio, audition, interview). Check
the details for your specific degree using Find a course on
sydney.edu.au/courses
n/c
New course - ATAR and corresponding scores for other
qualifications are not available at this stage.
n/a
Not applicable as an entry score cannot be applied.
^ Teaching programs
Students entering teaching programs will need to have
achieved a minimum of three Band 5s in their NSW HSC,
oneof which must be English (not ESL). Similar requirements
will be applied to the IB and other Australian year 12
qualifications. For other secondary qualifications, applicants
will need to achieve the minimum scores provided as a guide
as well as achieve good results in English (not ESL). Applicants
who need to meet English proficiency requirements through
atest such as IELTS complete those requirements separately.
*Double degree Medicine and Dentistry
Double degree Medicine degrees are expected to have
a domestic ATAR of 99.95 and an international ATAR
99.5 or higher (or equivalent scores for other accepted
secondary school qualifications). Separate requirements
apply to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.
Music Studies/D Medicine applicants also need to be
successful at an audition/interview required by the Sydney
Conservatoriumof Music.
The double degree Dentistry program is expected to have
a minimum ATAR of 99.5 or equivalent for domestic and
international applicants.
All Dentistry and Medicine double degree applicants need
to be successful at an interview. The University will contact
eligible applicants for interview. Admission criteria and
application processes for these courses are subject to
changewithout notice.
Sciences Po and University of Sydney dual degrees
Admission to the dual degree program is highly competitive.
Acceptance to the program will be determined by a Sciences
Po and University of Sydney Dual Degree Admissions
Committee based on evidence of academic achievement and
intellectual readiness, and on applicants own representation
of their experience, ideas and aspirations. Applicants need
to also meet the minimum admission requirements for their
degree of choice at the University of Sydney, including English
language requirements. International students during years
3-4 will enrol in the applicable CRICOS-registered Sydney
degree with transfer credits from studies undertaken at
Sciences Po. For more information on entry requirements,
tuition fees and application processes, visit the course page
at sydney.edu.au/courses

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The University of Sydney

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How to apply

How to apply
domestic
students

sydney.edu.au
Undergraduate guide 2017
The University of Sydney

Its only
those who are
persistent and
willing to study
things deeply
who achieve
masterwork.

Page 84

Paulo Coelho (1947)


lyricist and novelist

How to apply
Information for domestic students*
Step 1: Choose your course.
Step 2: Check the entry requirements of the course.
Step 3: Explore your entry options.
Step 4: Submit your application to UAC with the relevant documents.

Step 1: Choose your course.

Step 3: Explore your entry options.

Visit sydney.edu.au

If youre not sure youll reach the ATAR


cut-off for your preferred course, read
the Access Sydney section (page 88) to see
if youre eligible to apply forone of our
alternative entrypathways.

For most undergraduate courses, entry


is based onyour ATAR (Australian Tertiary
Admission Rank) orequivalent.
For some courses, including medicine,
music, oral health, visual arts and
veterinary science, there may be additional
selection criteria, such as an interview,
portfolio orperformance.

Step 4: Submit your application to


UAC with the relevant documents.
As a domestic student, you need to submit
your application online through the
Universities Admissions Centre website:

How to apply

You need to meet specific academic


requirements before we can make an
unconditional offer of admission.

sydney.edu.au/access

www.uac.edu.au
On-time applications are due by
30September 2016. A late fee applies
toapplications after thisdate.

For details, see page 102 or visit:


sydney.edu.au/ug-entry

* You are a domestic student if you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen (including
dual citizens), or an Australian permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder.

How to apply domestic students

Admission to the University of Sydney is


highly competitive.

Page 85

Step 2: Check the entry


requirements of the course.

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The Quadrangle has many beautiful examples of Gothic architecture.

Please note that deadlines


and application requirements
may differ depending on the
scholarship.
sydney.edu.au/scholarships

2016
August

September Submit your application to UAC no later than 30 September.


Late applications may be accepted (with anadditional cost).
Apply for accommodation. Scholarship applications
also open in early September (and deadlines close in
earlyOctober).
Check out alternative entry pathwas into university in
caseyour ATAR doesnt quite reach the course cut-off.
December

In 2016, Open Day is taking place


on Saturday 27 August.
sydney.edu.au/open-day

January

sydney.edu.au/ug-bridging

Info Day is usually held in the first week of January.


Your Main Round UAC preferences should be finalised no
later than the first week of January.
Main round offers are made in the second half of January
via the UAC website. You need to accept this offer within
one week or it may be withdrawn and offered to another
applicant in later rounds.

February

Following the main round, UAC releases further offers in


waves throughout February. You may receive one if you
submitted your application late, or did not receive an offer in
the main round, and your preferred course is not alreadyfull.
Orientation takes place the week before semester starts
its a great way to get to know your faculty, teaching staff and
fellow students before classes begin.

March

Semester 1 begins
Once classes start, you have two weeks to try out different
subjects (depending on the flexibility within your degree), as
long as you finalise your enrolment no later than the Friday of
Week 2.

Assumed knowledge and


bridging courses
While there are no prerequisites
for our degrees, some courses
expect you to have a certain level
of knowledge in areas such as
mathematics, physics, biology
andchemistry. If you have not
studied these subjects in high
school, we offer bridging courses
to get you up to speed.

Year 12 students receive their high school results and ATAR in


mid-December.

2017

Visit us on Open Day


The best way to get a feel for the
campus is to visit us on Open
Day. Explore the campus, enjoy
the atmosphere, and learn more
about our courses and facilities
byattending mini-lectures,
activities and tours.

Join us on 27 August for Open Day.

How to apply

Most scholarship applications


are due by early October 2016,
so you will apply for them around
the same time you submit your
university application to UAC.

Key admission dates

If you change your mind about a unit of study, you can still
withdraw without academic or financial penalty up until the
HECS census date. This usually falls on the last day of March.
June

Applications close for the Semester 2 intake. Visit Find a


course to see which degrees are open for mid-year entry.

July

Semester 2 begins.
Some faculties host orientation events in the week before
the start of lectures.

August

You can try out different units of study before finalising your
enrolment at the end of the second week of August.
You can withdraw from a unit of study without academic or
financial penalty up until the HECS census date. This usually
falls on the last day of August.

How to apply domestic students

We award more than 500


scholarships to undergraduate
students each year based on
academic, personal leadership
and equity grounds. See page 92.

Timeline for 2017 entry

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Apply for scholarships

Undergraduate guide 2017

sydney.edu.au

Access Sydney
Access Sydney offers alternative
entry pathways for Year 12
students, and you may be eligible
to apply for more than one.

Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme

Transferring

The E12 scheme shifts focus from the ATAR alone


you can show us more about yourself and your
enthusiasm for a course of study. E12 is for students
who have been financially disadvantaged during
their time at school and who have the potential to
succeed at the University of Sydney. It offers ATAR
concessions for selected courses. In 2016 there
aremore than 39 courses to choose from.

If you dont get into the course you want in your


first year, you may be eligible to reapply after you
complete one full-time year of tertiary study at the
University of Sydney or another tertiary institution.

With E12 you could have an early conditional offer,


a scholarship and an Apple iPad to assist you with
your studies, as well as support for your transition
touniversity study.
Who is it for?
To be eligible to apply for E12, you need to be:
currently a domestic student* undertaking
the HSC or IB at a NSW high school;
studying any required HSC or IB subjects
for your selected E12 course; and

The University of Sydney

supported by your school principal.


In addition, you need to be either:
studying at a high school identified by the
government as low socioeconomic in 2016,
asatthe time of application
or
experiencing financial hardship at the time
you apply for E12 (if so, you will need to
complete a UAC Educational Access Scheme
application as well as your E12 application).

This form of admission can be very competitive.


While transferring requirements vary between
faculties, you will generally be assessed on the basis
of the university results you obtain in your first year
of study, or your ATAR, depending on which gives
youa greater chance of admission.

Flexible Entry Scheme


Flexible entry looks at the whole you, not just your
ATAR. It takes into account your performance in
the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or International
Baccalaureate (IB) subjects relevant to your
preferred degree.
It means you may still receive an offer for a course
if you achieve an ATAR within five points of the
published ATAR cut-off.
Flexible entry is available for about 70 of our
undergraduate courses. In most cases its applied
automatically if youre eligible.
For a few other courses, such as Media and
Communications, Architecture or Engineering,
youneed to submit a separate application.
sydney.edu.au/flexible-entry

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To find out if your school is eligible, visit:


sydney.edu.au/e12
*Please note that E12 is for NSW domestic undergraduate students only. International students are not eligible to apply.

Broadway Scheme
Students who have experienced longterm
educational disadvantage can apply through the
Broadway Scheme. The University of Sydneys
Educational Access Scheme (EAS) offers more
than 600 Broadway places to eligible applicants
eachyear.

Cadigal Alternative Entry


The Cadigal Alternative Entry Program is an access
scheme and academic support program for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.
The program aims to encourage greater participation
by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in
tertiary education and to support their successful
transition into university life.

Dux Entry Scheme


The University of Sydney recognises that being
named dux of a school shows leadership and is
a profound academic achievement in itself. In
recognition of this, a school dux may be admitted
to a course with an ATAR below that required for
normal admission to that course.

Your Path to Sydney Uni


An information evening for students
andparents
Dont miss our information evening in
May 2016. Its a great way to learn about
alternative entry pathwaysand ask
questions. Well post the details onour
website closer to the date (Wednesday
25May 2016).

Access Sydney

For more information see page 90.

Dux entry for specified courses is available to


domestic and international applicants, including
applicants who hold an International Baccalaureate.

Elite Athletes and Performers


Rural Entry schemes
Mature-Age Entry
For more information on these and other entry
pathways to the University of Sydney, visit:
sydney.edu.au/access

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Other entry schemes include:

How to apply domestic students

sydney.edu.au/dux

sydney.edu.au

Aboriginal and Torres


Strait Islander students
Cadigal Alternative Entry

Scholarships

The Cadigal Alternative Entry Program is an access


and support program for Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander applicants. The program aims to
encourage greater participation by Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander students in tertiary education
and to facilitate their successful transition into
tertiarystudy.

Students identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres


Strait Islander who achieve an ATAR of 85 or above
will automatically be granted a one-year $10,000
Entry Scholarship.

Undergraduate guide 2017

One of the benefits of entering through the Cadigal


program is that you are automatically reserved a
place in the Cadigal Orientation and Academic Skills
workshop run by the Learning Centre and Student
Support Services, or for Health Sciences students
the Yooroang Garang Orientation Program.
If you need extra support in your first year, the
Pemulwuy Pathway provides an opportunity for
youto ease your study load.
We may invite you to enrol in a Bachelor of Arts,
Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, or Bachelor
of Health Sciences. In your first year, you will take
fewer units of study while attending academic skills
development workshops and individual tutoring to
build your capacity and confidence to succeed in
your studies.
sydney.edu.au/access

sydney.edu.au/scholarships-indigenous

Other support services


Tutoring
The Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme is
designed to help you achieve your full academic
potential. The scheme provides qualified tutors to
offer you two hours of individual tutoring per unit
of study per week during semester. You can have
oneonone private tuition or group sessions.
Support officers
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student
support team offers you ongoing support from
transition to graduation.
Culturally safe spaces
The University provides culturally safe spaces for all
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and
has equipped computer laboratories, photocopying
facilities, research library, tutorial rooms for
study, and student/staff common rooms with
kitchenfacilities.

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sydney.edu.au/indigenous-support

Costs
Course fees

HECS-HELP

All domestic students taking an undergraduate


course at the University of Sydney are
Commonwealthsupported students. To be eligible
for a Commonwealth-supported place,you need to:

Most Commonwealth-supported students


(Australiancitizens and Australian humanitarian
visa holders and eligible New Zealand citizens) can
access the federal governments Higher Education
Loan Program for HECS-HELP assistance. For
information about fee HELP limits and options for
paying or deferring your student contribution, see:

be a citizen of Australia or New Zealand or


hold an Australian permanent resident visa or
hold an Australian humanitarian visa.

www.studyassist.gov.au

2016 student contribution rates


In the table below you will find indicative student
contribution rates, by area of study, for 2016 only.
Commonwealth-supported students enrolled in
a university course after 1 January 2017 will have
different rates.
Band Area of study

Cost

Humanities, behavioural science, social


studies, education, clinical psychology,
foreign languages, visual and performing
arts, nursing

$6256

Mathematics, statistics, computing, built


environments, other health, science,
engineering, surveying, agriculture

$8917

Law, accounting, administration,


economics, commerce, dentistry,
medicine, veterinary science

$10,440

The cost shown is the annual indicative student contribution


amount for 1 Equivalent Full-Time Student Load (EFTSL) in
2016 (48 credit points).

All Australian universities charge a Student


Services and Amenities fee (SSA fee), set by the
Australian Government. In 2016, it was $290.
This fee supports student services, amenities,
advocacy, representation, and similar activities.
Eligible students can defer their SSA fee to the
Governments SAHELP scheme, if required.

Costs

Australian citizens can pay the student contribution


upfront in full, or obtain a full(or part) HECSHELP
loan, which you start repaying when your income
exceeds a certain amount (in 2016, it was $54,126).

Student Services and Amenities fee

Additional course-specific fees


Some courses have incidental fees (in addition to
the student contribution towards the tuition fee) to
cover expenses such as faculty-specific materials,
tools, protective clothing and equipment.
sydney.edu.au/study/getting-started/
before-you-arrive.html

How to apply domestic students

The fees and the amount you contribute depend


on the units of study you choose, as costs vary
across disciplines. Student contributions are
calculated several times a year, at each census date
and are subject to annual review by the University.
They are likely to increase each year (subject to
a Commonwealth-specified cap), effective at the
startof each calendar year.

If you hold a permanent resident visa (other than a


humanitarian visa), or you are a New Zealand citizen
who is not eligible for HECS HELP, you will still be a
Commonwealthsupported student but will need to
pay your fullsemester student contribution upfront.

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If you are offered a Commonwealth-supported


place in one of our courses, your course fees will be
subsidised by the Australian Government. You will
pay the remainder called a student contribution.

Undergraduate guide 2017

sydney.edu.au

Scholarships
Scholarships enable promising
students to concentrate on
their studies. University of
Sydney students come from
a wide variety of schools and
backgrounds, and our range of
scholarships reflect thisdiversity.
Some of our scholarships are
specifically for students who
havejust finished Year 12 or
TAFE. Others are for athletes
or performers, Aboriginalor
Torres Strait Islander people
or students from remote or
rural backgrounds. Thispage
summarises just a few that
mightbe available to you.
For acomprehensive list, visit:
sydney.edu.au/scholarships

Sydney Scholars Program


The Sydney Scholars Program offers opportunities
for Year 12 students commencing their studies
in 2017. Ranging from $2000 to $10,000 in value,
they are awarded in durations of one to six years
(combined degrees).
The program is a suite of prestigious scholarships
and will be offered to students who meet the
selection criteria, including leadership skills and an
ATAR requirement of 95 and above.
For domestic students, if you receive an ATAR of
99.90 or 99.95 you will automatically be awarded a
scholarship worth $10,000 annually for the duration
of yourundergraduatedegree.
sydney.edu.au/scholarships-ssp

Equity scholarships
There are a number of equity scholarships for
school leavers these are assessed on academic
merit, personal statement and equity grounds. They
include the Sydney Scholars Program, Robert Maple
Brown Bursary, University of Sydney Bridging Course
Scholarship, Bruton Educational Trust scholarship,
Rural Sustainability scholarships, Environmental
Sustainable scholarships and more.
sydney.edu.au/scholarships/prospective/
equity.shtml

Faculty-based scholarships

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Some faculties offer up to 100 percent tuition fee


scholarships. Faculty-based scholarships and prizes
are also available to current students.
sydney.edu.au/faculty-scholarships

Elite Athlete Program


Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness (SUSF), through the
Elite Athlete Program, has assisted the University
of Sydney to continue Australias oldest and richest
academic and sporting tradition.
SUSF is a leading provider of support and services to
student athletes who are enrolled at the University
or representing the University in their chosen sport.
If you are an elite athlete who wants to achieve
excellence in your concurrent pursuit of academic
studies and sport, look no further than the
University of Sydney and SUSF.
susf.com.au/page/elite_athlete_program.html

Accommodation scholarships
There are a number of accommodation
scholarshipsavailable for undergraduate students.
These include a rental rebate to assist with living
at the Universityowned residences and are open
to Australian citizens and permanent residents
ofAustralia.
sydney.edu.au/accommodation

australia.gov.au for government


scholarship programs
cef.org.au/students/scholarships
for Country Education Foundation of
Australia rural grant programs
www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/
scholarship/search to search for
scholarship schemes across Australia
studyassist.gov.au for information about
government financial assistance.
Once you are at university, we also provide
oncampus bursary options to help you manage
dailyliving and study costs.

Bursaries and loans


Bursaries are non-repayable grants available to
domestic students who are having difficulty paying
for their study and living expenses but are making
satisfactory academic progress.
Our unique bursary scheme is one of the most
generous in Australia. Formerly called the University
of Sydney First Year Bursary, the Robert Maple
Brown Bursary (worth $2000) is offered to eligible
firstyear students to help with starting university.
You are eligible to apply if you will be enrolled full
time; in receipt of Youth Allowance, Austudy or
any other Centrelink benefit; and can demonstrate
financial need due to one or more of the following:
low socioeconomic status
rural or isolated background

College accommodation scholarships

living away from home

Each of the eight residential colleges at the


University of Sydney offers various opportunities
and scholarships to their new and current
studentresidents.

You can apply online through the UAC website:

sydney.edu.au/scholarships/prospective/college

Scholarships

sydney.edu.au/scholarships-indigenous

There are several other avenues for scholarships


that you should consider alongside those offered by
the University of Sydney. For more details, check:

disability.

www.uac.edu.au
For advice on how to manage your finances or to
apply for financial assistance, get in touch with our
Financial Assistance Office.
sydney.edu.au/financial-assistance

How to apply domestic students

The University of Sydney and the Australian


Government offer numerous scholarship and
financial assistance programs to Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander students throughout the year.
Students identifying as Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander who achieve an ATAR of 85 or above will
automatically be granted the one-year $10,000
EntryScholarship.

Scholarships outside of the University

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait


Islanderstudents

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How to apply

How to apply
international
students

sydney.edu.au
Undergraduate guide 2017
The University of Sydney

The future
belongs to
those who
believe in
the beauty
of their
dreams.

Page 96

Eleanor Roosevelt (18841962)


politician, diplomat, activist, first lady

How to apply
Information for international students*

Step 1: Choose your course

Application deadlines

Visit sydney.edu.au

These vary by course. Check the specific


closing date for your course at:

Step 2: Check the entry requirements

sydney.edu.au/courses

Admission to the University of Sydney is


highly competitive. You need to meet specific
academic requirements before we can make an
unconditionaloffer of admission.

Assumed knowledge and


bridgingcourses

For most undergraduate courses, entry is based on


your ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) or
equivalent. For some courses, including medicine,
music, oral health, visual arts and veterinary
science,there may be additional selection criteria,
such as aninterview, portfolio or performance.

While there are no prerequisites for our


degrees, some courses expect you to have
a certain level of knowledge in areas such
as mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry
etc. If you have not studied these in high
school, we offer bridging courses to get you
up to speed.

For details, see page 102 or visit:

sydney.edu.au/ug-bridging

How to apply

Step 1: Choose your course.


Step 2: Check the entry requirements of the course.
Step 3: Submit your application with the relevant documents.

sydney.edu.au/ug-int-entry

Step 3: Submit your application


If you are completing

a current International Baccalaureate (IB)


diploma in Australia or New Zealand or
a current New Zealand Certificate of Educational
Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 qualification.
You need to submit your application online
throughthe Universities Admissions Centre
International website:
uac.edu.au/international
All other applicants need to apply directly to the
University. Go to sydney.edu.au/courses to search
for your course, then click on the Apply now button
on the course page.

* An international student is anyone who is not


an Australian or New Zealand citizen (or dual
citizen of Australia or New Zealand), permanent
resident of Australia, or holder of an Australian
humanitarian visa. To enrol at university,
international students need to hold a visa that
allows them to study in Australia.

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How to apply international students

a current Australian Year 12 secondary


school examination or

Guide to entry requirements


for international students

sydney.edu.au

Below you can find out the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR), or International Baccalaureate (IB)
you would have needed to gain entry for each degree in 2016. These scores can change from year to year,
but this gives you an idea of what you need to achieve to gain entry in 2017.

Course Name

2016
ATAR

IB

Agriculture and Environment

Undergraduate guide 2017

IB

B Food and Agribusiness

75.25

27

B Commerce

95.00

37

B Science in Agriculture

71.70

26

B Commerce (Liberal Studies)

98.00

40

B Commerce/B Arts

95.00

37

B Commerce/B Laws

94.50

37

B Commerce/D Medicine*

A+C
(99.5)

A+C
(43)

B Commerce/B Science

95.00

37

A+C

A+C

A+C
(99.5)

A+C
(43)

B Architecture and Environments

80.00

29

B Design in Architecture/B Laws

94.50

37

B Design Computing

75.65

27

B Design in Architecture

90.00

33

n/c

n/c

B Design in Architecture (Hons)/M Architecture

Dentistry
B Oral Health
B Science (Advanced)/D Dental Medicine*

Arts and Social Sciences


B Arts

77.50

28

B Arts (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France)#

A+C

A+C

B Arts (Languages)

93.55

36

B Education (Early Childhood)

78.10

28

B Arts (Media and Communications)

90.50

33

B Education (Primary)^

85.00

31

B Arts/B Economics

86.55

31

B Education (Secondary:
Human Movement and Health Education)^

80.00

29

B Arts/B Laws

94.50

37

29

77.50

28

B Education (Secondary:
Humanities and Social Sciences)/B Arts

80.00

B Arts/B Social Work


B Arts (Media and Communications)/B Laws

94.50

37

B Education (Secondary: Mathematics)/B Science

80.00

29

B Economics

86.55

31

B Education (Secondary: Science)/B Science

80.00

29

n/c

n/c

B Social Work

80.00

29

B Economics/B Laws

94.50

37

Engineering and Information Technologies

B Economics/D Medicine*

A+C
(99.5)

A+C
(43)

B Computer Science and Technology

76.30

27

B International and Global Studies

87.60

32

B Computer Science and Technology (Advanced)

85.00

31

B International and Global Studies/B Laws

94.50

37

B Engineering Honours (Aeronautical)

85.25

31

B Political, Economic and Social Sciences

77.55

28

B Engineering Honours (Biomedical)

85.00

31

B Political, Economic and Social Sciences


(Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France)#

n/c

n/c

B Engineering Honours (Chemical and Biomolecular)

85.00

31

B Engineering Honours (Civil)

85.20

31

B Engineering Honours (Civil)/B Design in Architecture

95.00

37

B Engineering Honours (Electrical)

85.00

31

B Economics (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France)#

The University of Sydney

2016
ATAR

Business (Business School)

Architecture, Design and Planning

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Course Name

Education and Social Work

B for Bachelor of, M for Master of and D for Doctor of

Course Name

2016
ATAR

B Engineering Honours (Flexible First Year)

85.00

31

B Engineering Honours (Mechanical)

85.45

31

B Engineering Honours (Mechatronic)

86.30

31

B Engineering Honours (Software)

85.00

31

B Engineering Honours with Advanced Engineering

96.00

38

B Engineering Honours with Space Engineering Major

97.00

39

B Engineering Honours/B Arts

86.45

31

B Engineering Honours/B Commerce

95.00

37

B Engineering Honours/B Laws

94.50

37

B Engineering Honours/B Medical Science

90.00

33

A+C

A+C

B Engineering Honours/B Project Management

85.55

31

B Engineering Honours/B Science

85.25

31

B Information Technology

90.00

33

B Information Technology/B Arts

90.00

33

B Information Technology/B Commerce

95.00

37

B Information Technology/B Laws

94.50

37

B Information Technology/B Medical Science

90.00

33

B Information Technology/B Science

90.00

33

B Project Management

81.00

29

Science

B Project Management/B Arts

81.00

29

2016
ATAR

IB

Music (Sydney Conservatorium of Music)


B Music (Composition)

A+C

A+C

B Music (Music Education)^

A+C

A+C

B Music (Performance)

A+C

A+C

B Music Studies

A+C

A+C

B Music Studies/B Arts

A+C

A+C

A+C
(99.5)

A+C
(43)

B Nursing (Advanced Studies)

82.00

30

B Arts/M Nursing

80.00

29

B Health Science/M Nursing

80.00

29

B Science/M Nursing

80.00

29

n/a

n/a

85.20

31

n/c

n/c

B Liberal Arts and Science

75.00

27

B Medical Science

85.00

31

B Medical Science/D Medicine*

A+C
(99.5)

A+C
(43)

B Psychology

93.50

36

B Science

78.00

28

B Science/B Arts

78.00

28

B Music Studies/D Medicine*

B Nursing Post Registration (Singapore)

Pharmacy
B Pharmacy
B Pharmacy and Management

B Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography)

91.00

34

B Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)

85.00

31

B Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science)/


M Nutrition and Dietetics

95.00

37

B Applied Science (Exercise Physiology)

89.00

33

B Science/B Laws

94.50

37

B Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

90.00

33

B Science/M Nutrition & Dietetics

95.00

37

B Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

96.00

38

B Science (Advanced)

93.00

35

B Applied Science (Speech Pathology)

91.00

34

B Science (Advanced)/D Medicine*

B Health Sciences

80.00

29

A+C
(99.5)

A+C
(43)

B Science (Advanced)/D Dental Medicine*

A+C
(99.5)

A+C
(43)

B Science (Advanced Mathematics)

95.00

37

79.55

29

A+C
(89)

A+C
(33)

A+C

A+C

Law
Combined law with Arts; Arts (Media and
94.50
Communications); Commerce; Design in Architecture;
Economics; Engineering Honours; Information
Technology; International and Global Studies; Science.

37

Veterinary Science
B Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

Medicine
Double degree medicine* with Commerce;
Economics; Medical Science; Music Studies; Science
(Advanced)

B Veterinary Biology/D Veterinary Medicine*


A+C
(99.5)

A+C
(43)

Visual Arts (Sydney College of the Arts)


B Visual Arts

A+C, n/c, n/a, ^, *, #, : See Table notes on page 82 for more information

Guide to entry requirements for international students

Nursing (Sydney Nursing School)

How to apply international students

Health Sciences

Course Name

Page 99

B Engineering Honours/B Music Studies

IB

Costs

sydney.edu.au

Tuition fees
Fees for international students vary between
courses and are based on enrolment in actual units
of study for each semester, though this charging
structure is under review (see below) and may
change in the year you enrol.
Check the current fees for your specific course at:
sydney.edu.au/courses
Please note that all fees shown are:
quoted in Australian dollars
indicative fees for students commencing
in the stated year only

Undergraduate guide 2017

based on a full-time student enrolment load of 48


credit points per year, unless otherwise indicated
exclusive of the cost of textbooks,
other additional course costs, health
insurance or living expenses such as
food, accommodation and transport
exclusive of the Student Services and Amenities
fee (SSA fee) of up to $290, charged from
1January 2016 (indexed annually thereafter)
as an initiative to increase student support
and services in Australian universities.
sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs.html

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Annual review
Tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are
likely to increase each year of your period of study,
effective at the start of each calendar year.
When you are calculating the likely total cost of your
course, please factor in these price increases.

We anticipate that, from 2017, tuition fees will be


calculated based on a course tuition fee and your
enrolment load (number of credit points).
Your tuition fees will not be impacted by your choice
of units of study. For example, if you are enrolled
in a Combined Law program, your units of study in
Arts, Commerce or Law will be calculated at the
same rate.
Students will be given updated information once we
have finalised our implementation of this fee change.

Additional course-specific fees


For some courses there are incidental fees (in
addition to the tuition fees) to cover expenses
such as faculty-specific materials, tools, protective
clothing and equipment. Some of these fees may be
significant. For more information, see our website.
sydney.edu.au/study/getting-started/
before-you-arrive.html

Health insurance
International students on an Australian Student
Visa need to have appropriate health insurance for
the duration of their studies on that visa, obtained
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.
sydney.edu.au/study/admissions/apply/visas.html
sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/
living-costs/health-insurance.html

Scholarships

Also note that if you extend your enrolment beyond


the normal course duration, either by repeating or
taking extra subjects, you will be required to pay
additional fees based onupdated fee levels.

A number of scholarships are available to


international students. Some are provided by the
University of Sydney and others by the Australian
Government. They may be available as faculty-based
or University-wide scholarships.

Important change to tuition fees

sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/
scholarships.html

The University is currently in the process of reviewing


how tuition fees are calculated for full feepaying
places in undergraduate courses, applicable to
domestic and international students. Please note
that this change does not apply to Commonwealthsupported places for domestic students.

Explore our 360 tour


online and seeour campus
through a students eyes.
Our interactive tour lets you look inside our historic
Quadrangle, explore the futuristic Charles Perkins Centre
and get a glimpse of what student life is really like.

sydney.edu.au/tour

sydney.edu.au

Additional selection criteria


Information for all students
For entry to some of our courses, we consider more
than just your marks. We may ask you to submit a
portfolio or attend an interview or audition. The
following courses have additional requirements.

Doctor of Medicine

Music

Undergraduate guide 2017

A small number of high-achieving students study


medicine as part of our seven-year Doctor of
Medicine double degree program.

To apply to study at the Sydney Conservatorium


of Music, you will need to submit your university
application and an application for an audition
and/or interview by 30 September (a fee applies).
You may then be invited to an audition and/or
For domestic applicants starting in 2017, the
required ATAR is expected to be 99.95 (or equivalent) interview in late November or early December.
for all double degree medicine courses.
sydney.edu.au/music
For international applicants, please check the
table on page 98. Applicants are also required to
attend aninterview, which will be held in January
2017. If you are eligible foran interview, you will
becontacted by email or phone.

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If you are a United States citizen, national or


permanent resident, you are required to submit
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) results,
regardless of whether you are also a citizen or
permanent resident of a country other than the
United States.
We encourage you to apply for admission to a
double degree medicine program at your earliest
opportunity after graduating from high school,
regardless of when your results becomeavailable.
For more information, application timelines and
entry requirements for the double degree, visit:
sydney.edu.au/medicine/ddmp
Most medical students join us through our
graduateentry scheme (available to applicants
who already have a bachelors degree). If you plan
to apply for graduate entry, you should start the
application process at least 12months in advance.
sydney.edu.au/medicine/study/md/admission

Medicine/Music
Applicants for the Bachelor of Music Studies and
Doctor of Medicine will undertake an interview and
an audition, required by the Sydney Conservatorium
of Music. The results of the interview and audition
will form part of the ranking of applicants.

Veterinary science

After you submit your university application for the


Bachelor of Oral Health, you also need to register
online with the Faculty of Dentistry by late October
2016, and sit a Personal Qualities Assessment (PQA)
test in November (there is a A$75 fee). If successful
in the PQA test, you will be invited to multiple mini
interviews in early December.

There are additional application requirements for


the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of
Veterinary Medicine.

A small number of high-achieving students can


studydentistry as part of our seven-year double
degree program: the Bachelor of Science (Advanced)
and Doctor of Dental Medicine. For applicants
starting in 2017, the required ATAR is expected to
be99.5 for domestic and international applicants.

sydney.edu.au/vetscience

sydney.edu.au/dentistry/dddp

sydney.edu.au/courses/
doctor-of-veterinary-medicine

Visual arts
In addition to your university application, you
need to submit a portfolio of artwork. We assess
this on a broad range of criteria including your
creative thinking, cultural awareness, critical
skills, communication skills, potential for skill
development, and evidence of resolved ideas.
Forportfolio guidelines, visit:

Information for all students

We encourage you to apply for admission to the


double degree at your earliest opportunity after
graduating from high school, regardless of when
your results become available.

Separate requirements apply for progression to the


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine component of the
combined program. See:

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Applicants for the double degree also need to


attendan interview, held in January 2017. If you
areeligible for an interview, you will be contacted
byemail orphone.

In addition to the university application, you need to


submit a Commitment to Veterinary Science form,
depending on where you live. The closing date is
inNovember 2016.

Additional selection criteria

Dentistry

Undergraduate guide 2017

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Summer School
and Winter School
Our Summer and
Winter Schools can
help you to get ahead
on your degree, ease
your workload during
semester, or make
upa failed subject.

Both schools are offered on a fullfee-paying basis,


and offer a wide range of subjects. The Summer
School teaches 150undergraduate and postgraduate
units of study, and the Winter School teaches
60units.
When does it run?
The teaching periods are timed so they wont
conflict with your studies during the main two
semesters of the year.
Summer School units start at various times: some
in early December, others in January, with most
running for about six weeks.

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The University of Sydney

The Winter School starts in early July and runs for


four weeks (until the beginning of Semester 2).
How to apply
Applications open in the third week of September
for Summer School and the last week of May for
Winter School.
You can apply online.
sydney.edu.au/summer
If you are an international student you will need
tosend your English-language qualifications,
academic transcript and a letter from your home
institution stating that it is prepared to credit your
units ofstudy.

Glossary

Learn more about HSC subjects:


boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/
syllabus_hsc
Australian Tertiary Admission
Rank (ATAR)
The ATAR is a ranking between
0 and 99.95 that is allocated to
all students who complete an
Australian Year 12 (secondary
school) qualification. It is a
measure of the students overall
academic achievement relative
to other students who have
undertaken an Australian Year 12
qualification. Applicants who have
completed another recognised
secondary qualification will have
their results translated to an ATAR
equivalent to determine whether
they have met the standard
required for admission.

Credit point
A credit point is the value that
each unit of study (single subject)
contributes towards course
completion requirements.
Mostunits of study are worth
sixcreditpoints.
Domestic student
You are considered a domestic
student if you are:
an Australian or New
Zealand citizen

Enrolment
Enrolment enables you to officially
become a student by registering
(choosing) your units of study for
the upcoming year or semester.
Faculty or school
A faculty or school is responsible
for administering all the courses in
a particular subject area. Itmainly
comprises academic staff and is
headed by a dean.
Graduate-entry degree
This is a bachelors
(undergraduate) degree that
requires you to have completed
another undergraduate degree
first, as a prerequisite for entry.

a holder of an Australian
humanitarian visa

Honours
Some degrees may be completed
with honours. Honours differs
depending on the faculty, and
usually involves:

a dual citizen with citizenship


of Australia or New Zealand.

the completion of a
separate honours year

a permanent resident
of Australia

Glossary

sydney.edu.au/ug-bridging

Credit for previous studies


Students admitted to a course
may be granted credit towards
that course, based on what
they have attained in previous
university studies. This is also
called advanced standing or
transfer credit.

Double degrees
A double degree allows you
to combine two separate AQF
level qualifications with no
cross-crediting of units between
qualifications. For example,
you can undertake an approved
undergraduate degree with a
specific postgraduate program
such as the Bachelor of Science
(Advanced) combined with the
Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of
Dental Medicine.

additional work in the later


years of the course, or
high-level achievement over
all years of the course.

Information for all students

Some courses offer bridging


courses to bring you up to speed.

Combined degrees
A combined degree allows you to
earn degrees from two faculties
by combining a range of interests.
For example, if you complete a
combined Arts/Law program,
you will be awarded a Bachelor of
Arts and a Bachelor of Laws. You
can complete two degrees in less
time than if the two degrees were
studied sequentially.

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Assumed knowledge
For some courses or units of
study, we assume you have
reached a certain level of
knowledge or have passed a
relevant subject at Australian Year
12 level this is called assumed
knowledge. It often refers to a
Higher School Certificate (HSC)
subject. While students are
generally advised against taking
a unit of study for which they do
nothave the assumed knowledge,
they are not prevented from
enrolling (see also prerequisite).

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International student
An international student is
anyone who is not an Australian
or NewZealand citizen (or dual
citizen of Australia or New
Zealand), permanent resident
of Australia or a holder of an
Australian humanitarian visa. To
enrol at university, international
students need to hold a visa that
allows them to study in Australia.

Orientation
Orientation sessions held before
the start of each semester
give you essential and valuable
information about services and
resources at the University, as well
as opportunities to meet students
and staff, enjoy social activities
and discover the many student
organisations and sporting
facilities available.

Tutorial
A tutorial or tute is a smaller
and less formal learning setting.
Students can ask questions and
have group discussions.

Lecture
A lecture is a formal presentation
to a large group of students by
alecturer.

Prerequisite
A prerequisite is a specific unit of
study that you need to complete
before you can take another unit.

Major
In most of our courses, you
can choose a major. This is a
field of study that represents
your principal interest and is
comprised of specified units
of study from later stages of
the course. Some courses have
specialisations, streams, focus
areas or subject areas that are
listed under the major studies
section of the course table.

Postgraduate degree
A postgraduate degree is a
higherlevel degree that you
can apply for once you have
completed undergraduate study.
This can be a graduate diploma,
amasters degree or a PhD.

Unit of study
This is an individual subject that
you study as part of your degree.
It is the smallest standalone
component of a course that can
be recorded on your academic
transcript. For information about
course rules and unit of study
requirements, visit:

Minor
Minor studies require a smaller
number of credit points than a
major, and one or more minors
may be awarded once your work
has been assessed.

Undergraduate degree
An undergraduate degree is your
first degree, usually after finishing
high school. It can be a diploma or
a bachelors degree.

sydney.edu.au/handbooks

Universities Admissions
Centre (UAC)
Semester
UAC receives and processes
A semester is the academic
applications for admission
teaching period; about 16 weeks in to undergraduate courses at
duration. There are two semesters recognised universities in New
each year and they usually run
South Wales (NSW) and the
from late February to June, and
Australian Capital Territories (ACT).
July to November.
Student ID card
Your Student ID card is proof of
your enrolment. You can use it to
borrow library books, print, get
discounts, access buildings and be
identified during exam periods.

You need to apply through UAC if


you are undertaking an Australian
year 12, IB or New Zealand Year
12 (NCEA) qualification. For more
information refer to the relevant
How to apply pages of this guide
(page 84 and 96).

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