APPENDIX E AGENDA ITEM 11 Report of the Graduate Studies Committee

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AGENDA ITEM 11
Report of the Graduate Studies Committee
11.2 Report of the Graduate Studies Committee meeting held on 18 June 2008
The Committee met on 18 June 2008 when there were present: The Chair (Associate
Professor P McCallum) presiding, Professor B Sutton, Associate Professors B Buckley, M
Collins, D Dragovich, A Mitchell and J Shields, Drs J Clegg, L Hossain, and Ms C Black, Ms
J Gamble, Ms J Nicholls, Mr C Riley and Mr B Shelton. Dr K Beilharz, Ms A Alexander, Mr
M Hesse, Ms M Kemmis and Mr E van Wijk were in attendance.
11.2.1 Proposals for new and amended postgraduate courses
11.2.1.1 Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
(1) Master of Architectural History and Theory, Graduate Diploma in
Architectural History and Theory and Graduate Certificate in
Architectural History and Theory
pages E12-E15
This embedded sequence of award courses was created in 2008 to
reinvigorate a dormant program in Architectural History, Theory and
Criticism. It attracted just one applicant in 2008. The Faculty has
formed the view that however desirable it may be to have a course of
this nature, it is not viable.
The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
website at:
http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
as.shtml
Recommendation
That the Academic Board:
(1)
approve the proposal from the Faculty of Architecture, Design
and Planning to delete the Master of Architectural History and
Theory, Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and Theory
and Graduate Certificate in Architectural History and Theory,
(2)
recommend that Senate:
(a)
endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
(b)
approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning; and
(c)
approve the rescission of Resolutions of Senate relating
to the courses; and
(3)
approve the rescission of the Faculty Resolutions relating to the
courses;
with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.
(2)
Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts, Master of
Interaction Design and Electronic Arts (Honours), Graduate
Diploma in Interaction Design and Electronic Arts and Graduate
Certificate in Interaction Design and Electronic Artssupplementary agenda
11.2.1.2 Faculty of Arts: Master of Letters in US Studies
pages E26-E32
During the process of developing the proposal for the new postgraduate
program in US Studies in March 2007, it was decided that an advanced
option should also be developed. However, it was decided at the time to
submit a separate course proposal for this. Therefore the purpose of this
proposal is to introduce a merit-based advanced component to the new
postgraduate program in United States Studies which will be known as
Master of Letters in US Studies. The MLitt program will provide students
with the opportunity to take a third semester to further develop their
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expertise in US Studies. In order to provide maximum benefit to students
enrolling in this third semester, three choices will be made available: a
treatise; an internship; or additional units taken at the University of Sydney
and/or a US university through a postgraduate exchange or semester
abroad program. Through the exchange or semester abroad program in
particular, key strategic relations with US universities will be strengthened
or, in some cases, established. Such universities will include: Georgetown,
Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, and the University of Texas.
The proposal was considered at the May meeting of the Graduate Studies
Committee and was referred back to the Faculty for further revision (see
pages 13 to 14 of the minutes in this agenda for details). The Faculty has
now submitted an amended proposal.
The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee website
at:
http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agendas.sht
ml
Recommendation
That the Academic Board:
(1)
approve the proposal from the Faculty of Arts to introduce the Master
of Letters in US Studies
(2)
recommend that Senate:
(a)
endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
(b)
approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate relating
to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of
Arts; and
(c)
approve the introduction of Resolutions of Senate relating to
the course; and
(3)
approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.
11.2.1.3 Faculty of Economics and Business
(1) Master of Business and Graduate Diploma in Business
pages E34-E38
The purpose of this proposal is to discontinue the current Master of
Business and Graduate Diploma programs as a result of a Faculty
review of program offerings. In 2009, the Faculty of Economic and
Business will introduce the Master of Management and as such
teaching resources have been reallocated accordingly.
The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
website at:
http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
as.shtml
Recommendation
That the Academic Board:
(1)
approve the proposal from the Faculty of Economics and
Business to delete the Master of Business and Graduate
Diploma in Business,
(2)
recommend that Senate:
(a)
endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
(b)
approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
Faculty of Economics and Business; and
(c)
approve the rescission of Resolutions of Senate relating
to the courses; and
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(3)
approve the rescission of the Faculty Resolutions relating to the
courses;
with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.
(2)
Master of Business Information Systems
pages E34-E35, E39-E40
The purpose of this proposal is to discontinue the current Master of
Business Information Systems degree as a result of a Faculty review of
program offerings.
Due to low enrolment numbers since its
introduction in 2006, the decision has been made to discontinue the
Master of Business Information Systems.
The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
website at:
http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
as.shtml
Recommendation
That the Academic Board:
(1)
approve the proposal from the Faculty of Economics and
Business to delete the Master of Business Information
Systems,
(2)
recommend that Senate:
(a)
endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
(b)
approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
Faculty of Economics and Business; and
(c)
approve the rescission of Resolutions of Senate relating
to the course; and
(3)
approve the rescission of the Faculty Resolutions relating to the
course;
with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.
11.2.1.4 Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
(1) Master of Professional Engineering
pages E41-E49
The purpose of this proposal is to introduce a new award course, the
Master of Professional Engineering or MPE degree for new students
and also to provide a transition pathway for existing Master of
Engineering students to transfer to the MPE in 2009.
The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
website at:
http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
as.shtml
Recommendation
That the Academic Board:
(1)
approve the proposal from the Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technologies to introduce the Master of
Professional Engineering,
(2)
recommend that Senate:
(a)
endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
(b)
approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies;
and
(c)
approve the introduction of Resolutions of Senate
relating to the course; and
(3)
approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
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with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.
(2)
Master of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering)
pages E50-E53
The purpose of this proposal is to introduce a new award course, the
Master of Engineering (Biomedical). The course is designed to meet
the needs of the Australian and overseas biomedical industry by
producing graduates with the strongest possible technical skills in
areas of relevance to the rapidly growing local and global biomedical
industry.
The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
website at:
http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
as.shtml
Recommendation
That the Academic Board:
(1)
approve the proposal from the Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technologies to amend the Master of Engineering
to introduce the Biomedical Engineering stream,
(2)
recommend that Senate:
(a)
endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
(b)
approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
and the Master of Engineering; and
(3)
approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.
11.2.1.5 Faculty of Health Sciences
(1) Master of Health Science
pages E54-E60
The Master of Health Science (Physiotherapy) is proposed to subsume
the seven specialist post-graduate masters courses offered by the
Discipline of Physiotherapy. These courses are Master of Health
Science (Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy), Master of Health Science
(Sports Physiotherapy), Master of Health Science (Manipulative
Physiotherapy),
Master
of
Health
Science
(Manipulative
Physiotherapy),
Master
of
Health
Science
(Neurological
Physiotherapy), Master of Health Science (Paediatric Physiotherapy)
and Master of Health Science (Physiotherapy). In the new course, a
Generic stream and a Combined Sports and Manipulative
Physiotherapy stream will no longer be offered. Also, all Honours
programs will be deleted.
The Faculty also intends to delete the current Master of Health
Sciences (Speech Language Pathology) based on a review undertaken
by the Faculty of Health Sciences and the 2008 introduction of a
generic Master of Health Science and Graduate Certificate. In this
proposal it is suggested that Speech Language Pathology be included
as a specialist stream. This is in line with the rationalisation and
consolidation of programme offerings within the Faculty.
The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
website at:
http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
as.shtml
Recommendation
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That the Academic Board:
(1)
approve the proposal from the Faculty of Health Sciences to
amend the Physiotherapy stream and delete the streams of
Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy, Manipulative Physiotherapy,
Neurological Physiotherapy, Paediatric Physiotherapy, Sports
Physiotherapy,
Sports
Physiotherapy/Manipulative
Physiotherapy and Speech-Language Pathology from the
Master of Health Science
(2)
recommend that Senate:
(a)
endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
(b)
approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
relating to the Masters Degrees in the Faculty of Health
Sciences; and
(3)
approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.
(2)
Master of Health Sciences
pages E54-E65
This proposal will introduce a new stream in the Graduate Certificate of
Health Sciences, Graduate Diploma of Health Sciences (exit only),
Master of Health Sciences, Master of Health Sciences Honours.
Existing streams include Occupational Therapy, Indigenous Health,
Gerontology and Orthoptics. The healthcare environment has changed
dramatically in recent years and the health sector needs people with
generic skills who can adapt to this changing sector. These existing
courses will allow students who have a background in the health
professions and/or relevant disciplines to develop discipline or cross
discipline based knowledge and research skills so they can critically
evaluate and integrate evidence based practice into their work across a
range of health disciplines. The new stream will provide speech
pathology graduates with the opportunity to extend their undergraduate
education by providing them with flexible pathways (streams) for
professional development. The opportunity for choice of units of study
provides students with flexibility and enables them to select subjects
relevant to their professional development needs, thus equipping
students with the knowledge, understanding and expertise to work
within the contemporary health care sector.
The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
website at:
http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
as.shtml
Recommendation
That the Academic Board:
(1)
approve the proposal from the Faculty of Health Sciences to
amend the Master of Health Sciences to introduce the stream of
Speech and Language Pathology
(2)
recommend that Senate:
(a)
endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
(b)
approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
relating to the Masters Degrees in the Faculty of Health
Sciences; and
(3)
approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.
11.2.1.6 Faculty of Medicine: Master of Medicine (Refractive Surgery) and
Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Refractive Surgery)
pages E95-E107
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This proposal aims to introduce a new graduate diploma and masters
degree in refractive surgery for local and international medical graduates. It
will be the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere and aims to address a
gap in the postgraduate training of ophthalmologists in the area of refractive
surgery. The diploma and degree will have appeal to Australian, New
Zealand and overseas ophthalmologists and should eventually become a
prerequisite to practicing refractive surgery in Australia and New Zealand as
it has been in the United Kingdom.
The proposal was considered at the May meeting of the Graduate Studies
Committee and was approved subject to amended admissions resolutions
being received and circulated (see pages 18 to 19 of the minutes in this
agenda for details). The Faculty has now provided amended resolutions.
The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee website
at:
http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agendas.sht
ml
Recommendation
That the Academic Board:
(1)
approve the proposal from the Faculty of Medicine to introduce the
Master of Medicine (Refractive Surgery) and Graduate Diploma in
Medicine (Refractive Surgery),
(2)
recommend that Senate:
(a)
endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
(b)
approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate relating
to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of
Medicine; and
(c)
approve the introduction of Resolutions of Senate relating to
the course; and
(3)
approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.
11.2.1.7 Faculty of Science
(1) Master of Photonics and Optical Science and Graduate Diploma in
Photonics and Optical Science
pages E108-E114
The purpose of this proposal is to introduce a new award course, the
Master of Photonics and Optical Science. The course is intended to
provide advanced training to ICT professionals in engineering and
science by providing a broad yet high level training program in optics
and photonics and their application within the communications, medical
science and scientific instrumentation industries. The course will also
serve as an entry point for those wishing to pursue a doctorate in
optical and photonic sciences.
The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
website at:
http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
as.shtml
Recommendation
That the Academic Board:
(1)
approve the proposal from the Faculty of Science to introduce
the Master of Photonics and Optical Science and Graduate
Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science,
(2)
recommend that Senate:
(a)
endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
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(b)
approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
Faculty of Science; and
(c)
approve the introduction of Resolutions of Senate
relating to the course; and
(3)
approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.
(2)
Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive
Psychology)
pages E108-E110, E115-E129
The purpose of this proposal is to introduce a new stream in the
Graduate Certificate in Applied Science, in Applied Positive
Psychology. This course is designed to meet the growing interest from
local and international students in the psychology of well-being and
positive psychology.
The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
website at:
http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
as.shtml
Recommendation
That the Academic Board:
(1)
approve the proposal from the Faculty of Science to introduce
the Applied Positive Psychology stream in the Graduate
Certificate in Applied Science;
(2)
recommend that Senate:
(a)
endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
(b)
approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
Faculty of Science and the Graduate Certificate in
Applied Science; and
(3)
approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.
11.2.2 Reports from Faculties
11.2.2.1 Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
(1) Master of Design Science
pages E16-E19
The Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning is proposing to
amend the Master of Design Science to make the Facilities
Management Stream a secondary stream and to embed the honours
component of the degree into the overall degree structure.
The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
website at:
http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
as.shtml
Recommendation
That the Academic Board:
(1)
approve the proposal from the Faculty of Architecture, Design
and Planning to amend the Facilities Management stream and
the honours requirements for the Master of Design Science,
and
(2)
approve the requirements for the honours degree,
with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.
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(2)
Master of Facilities Management, Master of Heritage Conservation
and Master of Urban Design
pages E20-E25
The Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning is proposing to
amend the Master of Facilities Management, the Master of Heritage
Conservation and the Master of Urban Design to embed the honours
component of the degree into the overall degree structure.
The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
website at:
http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
as.shtml
Recommendation
That the Academic Board:
(1)
approve the proposal from the Faculty of Architecture, Design
and Planning to amend the honours requirements for the
Master of Facilities Management, Master of Heritage
Conservation and Master of Urban Design, and
(2)
approve the requirements for the honours degrees,
with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.
(3)
Master of Design Science, Master of Facilities Management,
Master of Heritage Conservation, Master of Housing Studies,
Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts, Master of Urban
Design and Master of Urban and Regional Planning
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11.2.2.2 Faculty of Arts: Master of Public Policy, Graduate Diploma in Public
Policy and Graduate Certificate in Public Policy
page E33
The Faculty of Arts is intending to amend the Faculty Resolutions for the
Master of Public Policy, Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Graduate
Certificate in Public Policy to introduce one compulsory core unit and one
core unit from a pool of core units. Currently students must complete a
minimum of three ‘core’ units for a Master/Graduate Diploma in Public Policy
and two ‘core’ units for the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy from a pool
of core units.
Recommendation
That the Academic Board:
(1)
approve the proposal from the Faculty of Arts to amend the selection
of core units of study for the Master of Public Policy, Graduate
Diploma in Public Policy and Graduate Certificate in Public Policy,
and
(2)
approve the requirements for the pass degree, honours degree,
graduate diploma and graduate certificate
with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.
11.2.2.3 Faculty of Law
(1) Master of Administrative Law and Policy, Master of Criminology,
Master of Environmental Law, Master of Environmental Science
and Law, Master of Health Law, Master of International Business
and Law, Master of International Law, Master of International
Taxation, Master of Labour Law and Relations, Master of Taxation,
Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law, Graduate Diploma in
Corporate, Securities and Finance Law, Graduate Diploma in
Criminology, Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law, Graduate
Diploma in Health Law, Graduate Diploma in International Law,
Graduate Diploma in International Business Law, Graduate
Diploma in Public Health Law and Graduate Diploma in Taxation
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The Faculty of Law has approved a number of minor amendments to
these courses, and the related Faculty resolutions, arising from
amendments to various units of study.
The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
website at:
http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
as.shtml
Recommendation
That the Academic Board:
(1)
approve the proposal from the Faculty of Law to amend the
units of study in the Master of Administrative Law and Policy,
Master of Criminology, Master of Environmental Law, Master of
Environmental Science and Law, Master of Health Law, Master
of International Business and Law, Master of International Law,
Master of International Taxation, Master of Labour Law and
Relations, Master of Taxation, Graduate Diploma in Commercial
Law, Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities and Finance
Law, Graduate Diploma in Criminology, Graduate Diploma in
Environmental Law, Graduate Diploma in Health Law, Graduate
Diploma in International Law, Graduate Diploma in International
Business Law, Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law and
Graduate Diploma in Taxation; and
(2)
approve the faculty requirements relating to the courses;
with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.
(2)
Master of Administrative Law and Policy, Master of Asian and
Pacific Legal Systems, Master of Business Law, Master of
Criminology, Master of Environmental Law, Master of Health Law,
Master of International Law, Master of International Taxation,
Master of Jurisprudence, Master of Labour Law and Relations,
Master of Laws, Master of Taxation, Graduate Diploma in
Commercial Law, Graduate Diploma in Corporate Securities and
Finance Law, Graduate Diploma in Criminology, Graduate
Diploma in Environmental Law, Graduate Diploma in Health Law,
Graduate Diploma in International Business Law, Graduate
Diploma in International Law, Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence,
Graduate Diploma in Law, Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law
and Graduate Diploma in Taxation: Amendment of assessment
procedures
pages E66-E94
The Faculty of Law is seeking to amend the assessment procedures
for the above courses, and in particular to amend the delegation of
some rights to waive attendance at classes from its Postgraduate
Coursework Committee to the relevant postgraduate course coordinator. The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies
Committee website at:
http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
as.shtml
Recommendation
That the Academic Board:
(1)
approve the proposal from the Faculty of Law to amend the
assessment procedures for the Master of Administrative Law
and Policy, Master of Asian and Pacific Legal Systems, Master
of Business Law, Master of Criminology, Master of
Environmental Law, Master of Health Law, Master of
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International Law, Master of International Taxation, Master of
Jurisprudence, Master of Labour Law and Relations, Master of
Laws, Master of Taxation, Graduate Diploma in Commercial
Law, Graduate Diploma in Corporate Securities and Finance
Law, Graduate Diploma in Criminology, Graduate Diploma in
Environmental Law, Graduate Diploma in Health Law, Graduate
Diploma in International Business Law, Graduate Diploma in
International Law, Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence,
Graduate Diploma in Law, Graduate Diploma in Public Health
Law and Graduate Diploma in Taxation; and
(2)
approve the faculty requirements relating to the courses;
with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.
(3)
Master of Administrative Law and Policy, Master of Asian and
Pacific Legal Systems, Master of Criminology, Master of
Environmental Law, Master of Health Law, Master of International
Taxation, Master of Jurisprudence, Master of Labour Law and
Relations, Master of Laws and Master of Taxation: Deletion of
honours
pages E66-E94
The Faculty of Law determined to only award the above courses as
pass degrees in 1999. The decision was implemented with a ten-year
transition period. This period expires at the end of 2008 and the
Faculty is now seeking to formalise the removal of award with honours
from the above programs.
The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
website at:
http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
as.shtml
Recommendation
That the Academic Board:
(1)
approve the proposal from the Faculty of Law to delete the
award of the degree with honours in the Master of
Administrative Law and Policy, Master of Asian and Pacific
Legal Systems, Master of Criminology, Master of Environmental
Law, Master of Health Law, Master of International Taxation,
Master of Jurisprudence, Master of Labour Law and Relations,
Master of Laws and Master of Taxation; and
(2)
approve the faculty requirements relating to the courses;
with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.
11.2.2.4 Sydney College of the Arts: Postgraduate courses
pages E130-E137
The Sydney College of the Arts is requesting that the Academic Board
amend the policy “Postgraduate English Language Requirements” to insert
the following definition of “satisfactory record in tertiary studies” with respect
to its postgraduate courses:
Applicants must present evidence of one-year full-time university study in
which the language of the institution was English, and the language of
instruction, examination and assessment was English. To be “satisfactory”
the applicant must have a pass average if this qualification was not used to
gain admission. The study must have been undertaken at a recognised
institution. Where a university has two official languages, one being English,
proof must be received from the Registrar/Academic Affairs office or
equivalent that the applicant’s entire course was conducted in English.
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The above definition of “satisfactory achievement” should be applied for
local and international postgraduate applicants, where English is not their
first language.
The proposed amendment excludes TAFE Diplomas, private institution
Diplomas at AQF5 or above, graduate certificates (if less than one year) and
study abroad (if less than one year). Only one year of full-time university
study will be accepted by the Sydney College of the Arts to meet the English
language requirement.
Recommendation
That the Academic Board approve the amendments to the policy
“Postgraduate English Language Requirements”, as set out in the report
presented.
11.2.3 Student Appeals against Academic Decisions
B2-B6
The Committee considered the proposed amendments to the Academic Board
resolutions relating to Student Appeals against Academic Decisions, and endorsed
the amendments for the approval of the Board. This issue will be dealt with under
item 5.3.1 (Report of the Chair) of the agenda.
11.2.4 Proceedings of the Committee
The Committee also noted the report of the Academic Board’s meeting of 16 April
2008.
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Amendments to the Resolutions of Senate
Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of
Architecture, Design and Planning are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009 as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
1. The degrees in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
shall be:
1.1.1 Bachelor of Design in Architecture (BDesArch)
1.1.2 Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
1.1.3 Bachelor of Design Computing (BDesComp)
1.2.1 Master of Architecture (MArch)
1.2.2 Master of Architectural History and Theory (MArchHistTheory)
1.2.2 Master of Design Science (MDesSc)
1.2.3 Master of Facilities Management (MFM)
1.2.4 Master of Heritage Conservation (MHeritCons)
1.2.5 Master of Housing Studies (MHS)
1.2.6 Master of Urban Design (MUrbDes)
1.2.7 Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)
1.2.8 Master of Philosophy (Architecture) (MPhil(Arch))
1.3.1 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
1.3.2 Doctor of Science in Architecture (DScArch)
2. The graduate diplomas and graduate certificates in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and
Planning shall be:
2.1.1 Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and Theory (GradDipArchHistTheory)
2.1.1 Graduate Diploma in Design Science (GradDipDesSc)
2.1.2 Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management (GradDipFM)
2.1.3 Graduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation (GradDipHeritCons)
2.1.4 Graduate Diploma in Housing Studies (GradDipHS)
2.1.5 Graduate Diploma in Urban Design (GradDipUrbDes)
2.1.6 Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (GradDipURP)
2.2.1 Graduate Certificate in Architectural History and Theory (GradCertArchHistTheory)
2.2.1 Graduate Certificate in Design Science (GradCertDesSc)
2.2.2 Graduate Certificate in Facilities Management (GradCertFM)
2.2.3 Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation (GradCertHeritCons)
2.2.4 Graduate Certificate in Housing Studies (GradCertHS)
2.2.5 Graduate Certificate in Urban Design (GradCertUrbDes)
2.2.6 Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning (GradCertURP)
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Resolutions of the Senate
Master of Architectural History and Theory, Graduate Diploma in Architectural History
and Theory and Graduate Certificate in Architectural History and Theory
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Master of Architectural History and Theory,
Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and Theory and Graduate Certificate in
Architectural History and Theory in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning are
deleted, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined,
deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Architectural History and Theory
Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and Theory
Graduate Certificate in Architectural History and Theory
1. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Architectural History and Theory
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Architectural History and Theory a
student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 24 credit points; and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
2. Requirements for the Graduate Diploma of Architectural History and Theory
2.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and Theory a
student must:
2.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 48 credit points; and
2.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
3. Requirements for the Master of Architectural History and Theory
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Architectural History and Theory a student must:
3.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 72 credit points; and
3.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
4. Requirements for the honours degree
4.1 To qualify for the award of the honours degree a student must complete the honours
requirements published in the Faculty Resolutions relating to the course.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of Architectural History and Theory, Graduate Diploma in Architectural History
and Theory and Graduate Certificate in Architectural History and Theory
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Architectural History and Theory,
Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and Theory and Graduate Certificate in
Architectural History and Theory in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning are
deleted, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined,
deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Architectural History and Theory
Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and Theory
Graduate Certificate in Architectural History and Theory
1. Admission
1.1 An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Architectural
History and Theory shall:
1.1.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney, or hold qualifications deemed by
the Dean to be equivalent; or
1.1.2 furnish evidence which satisfies the Dean that he or she is qualified to enter upon the
prescribed units of study.
1.2 An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Architectural
History and Theory shall:
1.2.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney or hold qualifications deemed by the
Dean to be equivalent; or
1.2.2 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate certificate with a weighted average
mark of at least 70 across all units attempted for the award.
1.3 An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Architectural
History and Theory shall:
1.3.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney or hold qualifications deemed by the
Dean to be equivalent; or
1.3.2 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate diploma; or
1.3.3 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate certificate with a weighted average
mark of at least 70 across all units attempted for the award.
1.4 An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Architectural
History and Theory with honours must:
1.4.1 hold or have qualified for the award of the pass degree and achieved a weighted
average mark of at least 75; and
1.4.2 have the approval of the program coordinator, including having an agreed supervisor.
1.5 The number of students admitted to the courses may be limited in accordance with
University policies depending on available teaching resources.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in Table G, the table of
graduate units of study, in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Handbook,
together with:
2.1.1 credit point values;
2.1.2 assumed knowledge, corequisites and prerequisites;
2.1.3 the sessions in which they are offered;
2.1.4 he units with which they are mutually exclusive;
2.1.5 designation as core, optional or elective; and
2.1.6 any special conditions.
3. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of
Architectural History and Theory
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Architectural History and Theory, a
candidate must successfully complete 24 credit points from units of study selected from
Table G, the faculty's table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of
requirements below.
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3.2 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and Theory, a
candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points from units of study selected from
Table G, the faculty's table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of
requirements below.
3.3 To qualify for the award of the Master of Architectural History and Theory, a candidate
must successfully complete 72 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the
faculty's table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements
below.
3.4 Table of requirements
Min core Min Options Max Elective
Graduate Certificate 24
0
0
Graduate Diploma
24
0
24
Masters
24
24
24
3.5 Core units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as options or
electives.
3.6 Optional units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as electives.
3.7 Candidates may substitute graduate units of study from outside the faculty's table of
graduate units of study to the limits shown in the table of credits and substitutions.
4. Requirements for the honours degree
4.1 To qualify for the award of the honours degree, a student must successfully complete
units of study amounting to 96 credit points, comprising
4.1.1 the requirements for the pass master degree with a weighted average mark of at least
75; and
4.1.2 a 24 credit point dissertation with a grade of at least Distinction.
5. Award of the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Architectural
History and Theory
5.1 The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and Theory are
awarded in the Pass grade only.
5.2 The Master of Architectural History and Theory will be awarded in two grades, namely
pass and honours.
5.2.1 A candidate will graduate with the grade merited.
5.2.2 A candidate who fails to satisfy the requirements for the honours degree, and who has
not already graduated, shall be awarded the pass degree.
5.3 A candidate who enrols in the following semester, in a higher level award course in this
embedded sequence, will not graduate until the completion of the highest award attempted.
5.4 A candidate who has completed the requirements for a course, and who does not enrol in
the following semester in a higher level embedded course in this sequence, will graduate
from that course.
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Resolutions of the Senate
Master of Design Science, Graduate Diploma in Design Science, Graduate Certificate
in Design Science
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Master of Design Science, Graduate Diploma in
Design Science and Graduate Certificate in Design Science in the Faculty of Architecture,
Design and Planning are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions
indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Design Science
Graduate Diploma in Design Science
Graduate Certificate in Design Science
1. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Design Science
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Design Science a student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 24 credit points;
1.1.2 complete the requirements for one stream; and
1.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
2. Requirements for the Graduate Diploma of Design Science
2.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Design Science a student must:
2.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 48 credit points;
2.1.2 complete the requirements for one stream; and
2.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
3. Requirements for the Master of Design Science
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Design Science a student must:
3.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 72 credit points;
3.1.2 complete the requirements for one stream; and
3.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
3. Requirements for the Master of Design Science with two streams
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Design Science with two streams a student
must:
3.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 96 credit points;
2.1.2 complete the requirements for two streams; and
3.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
4. Streams
4.1 The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Design Science shall be
awarded in the following streams.
4.1.1 audio and acoustics;
4.1.2 building;
4.1.3 building services;
4.1.4 design computing;
4.1.5 digital media;
4.1.6 facilities management;
4.1.4 illumination design; and/ or
4.1.5 sustainable design.
4.2 The Master of Design Science with two streams may include the following streams as
secondary only:
4.2.1 facilities management.
5. Requirements for the honours degree
5.1 To qualify for the award of the honours degree a student must complete the honours
requirements published in the Faculty Resolutions relating to the course.
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Amendment to Faculty Resolutions
Master of Design Science, Graduate Diploma in Design Science, Graduate Certificate
in Design Science
The Faculty Resolutions relating to the Master of Design Science, Graduate Diploma in
Design Science and Graduate Certificate in Design Science in the Faculty of Architecture,
Design and Planning are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions
indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Design Science
Graduate Diploma in Design Science
Graduate Certificate in Design Science
1. Admission
1.1 An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
or Master of Design Science (Digital Media) or (Design Computing) shall submit a portfolio of
work indicating relevant design interests and capacities to the satisfaction of the stream
coordinator, as well as satisfy the requirements of 1.2, 1.3 or 1.4 below.
1.1 An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Design Science
shall:
1.1.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney, or hold qualifications deemed by
the Dean to be equivalent; or
1.1.2 furnish evidence which satisfies the Dean that he or she is qualified to enter upon the
prescribed units of study.
1.2 An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Design Science
shall:
1.2.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney or hold qualifications deemed by the
Dean to be equivalent; or
1.2.2 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate certificate with a weighted average
mark of at least 70 across all units attempted for the award.
1.3 An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Design Science
shall:
1.3.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney or hold qualifications deemed by the
Dean to be equivalent; or
1.3.2 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate diploma; or
1.3.3 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate certificate with a weighted average
mark of at least 70 across all units attempted for the award.
1.4 An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Design Science
with honours must:
1.4.1 hold or have qualified for the award of the pass degree and achieved a weighted
average mark of at least 75; have achieved a weighted average mark of at least 75 in all
other coursework required for the degree; and
1.4.2 have the approval of the relevant program coordinator, including having an agreed
supervisor.
1.5 The number of students admitted to the courses may be limited in accordance with
University policies depending on available teaching resources.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in Table G, the table of
graduate units of study, in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Handbook,
together with:
2.1.1 credit point values;
2.1.2 assumed knowledge, corequisites and prerequisites;
2.1.3 the sessions in which they are offered;
2.1.4 the units with which they are mutually exclusive;
2.1.5 designation as core, optional or elective; and
2.1.6 any special conditions.
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3. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Design
Science
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Design Science, a candidate must
successfully complete and 24 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the
faculty's table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements
below for a single stream.
3.2 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Design Science, a candidate must
successfully complete 48 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the faculty's
table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements below for a
single stream.
3.3 To qualify for the award of the Master of Design Science, a candidate must successfully
complete 72 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the faculty's table of
graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements below for a single
stream.
3.4 To qualify for the award of the Master of Design Science with two streams, a candidate
must successfully complete 96 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the
faculty's table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements
below, meeting the following requirements for two streams:
3.4.1 the candidate must decide which of the two streams is primary, and meet the core and
optional requirements for that stream;
3.4.2 the candidate must decide which of the two streams is secondary, and meet the core
requirements for that stream; and
3.4.3 a unit that is common to the requirements of both streams may count towards the
requirements for both streams, but may only count once in the total credit points for the
degree.
3.5 Table of requirements
Audio and Acoustics Min core Min Options Max Elective
Graduate Certificate
18
6
0
Graduate Diploma
24
18
6
Masters
24
18
30
Building
Graduate Certificate
Graduate Diploma
Masters
Min core
24
30
36
Min Options
0
0
0
Max Elective
0
18
36
Building Services
Graduate Certificate
Graduate Diploma
Masters
Min core
18
24
36
Min Options
6
12
12
Max Elective
0
12
24
Design Computing
Graduate Certificate
Graduate Diploma
Masters
Min core
18
36
48
Min Options
6
12
18
Max Elective
0
0
6
Digital Media
Graduate Certificate
Graduate Diploma
Masters
Min core
18
36
36
Min Options
0
6
18
Max Elective
6
6
18
Facilities Management
Graduate Certificate
Graduate Diploma
Masters (Secondary stream only)
Min core
24
24
36
Min Options
0
12
18
Max Elective
0
12
18
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Illumination Design
Graduate Certificate
Graduate Diploma
Masters
Min core
24
36
36
Min Options
0
6
18
Max Elective
0
6
18
Sustainable Design
Graduate Certificate
Graduate Diploma
Masters
Min core
18
24
24
Min Options
6
12
18
Max Elective
0
12
30
3.6 Core units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as options or
electives.
3.7 Optional units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as electives.
3.8 Candidates may substitute graduate units of study from outside the faculty's table of
graduate units of study to the limits shown in the table of credits and substitutions in section
2.
4. Requirements for the honours degree
4.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Design Science honours degree, a student must
complete the requirements for the pass degree but:
4.1.1 hold or have qualified for the pass master degree with a weighted average mark of at
least 75; and
4.1.1 complete include a 24 credit point dissertation with a grade of at least Distinction.
4.1.2 The dissertation will count first as elective credit points and then as optional credit
points, as determined by the requirements for each stream.
5. Award of the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Design Science
5.1 The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Design Science are awarded in the
Pass grade only.
5.2 The Master of Design Science will be awarded in two grades, namely pass and honours.
5.2.1 A candidate will graduate with the grade merited.
5.2.2 A candidate who fails to satisfy the requirements for the honours degree, and who has
not already graduated, shall be awarded the pass degree.
5.3 A candidate who enrols in the following semester, in a higher level award course in this
embedded sequence, will not graduate until the completion of the highest award attempted.
5.4 A candidate who has completed the requirements for a course, and who does not enrol in
the following semester in a higher level embedded course in this sequence, will graduate
from that course
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Amendment to Faculty Resolutions
Master of Facilities Management, Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management,
Graduate Certificate in Facilities Management
The Faculty Resolutions relating to the Master of Facilities Management, Graduate Diploma
in Facilities Management and Graduate Certificate in Facilities Management in the Faculty of
Architecture, Design and Planning are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Facilities Management
Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management
Graduate Certificate in Facilities Management
1. Admission
1.1 An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Facilities
Management shall:
1.1.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney, or hold qualifications deemed by
the Dean to be equivalent; or
1.1.2 furnish evidence which satisfies the Dean that he or she is qualified to enter upon the
prescribed units of study.
1.2 An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Facilities
Management shall:
1.2.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney or hold qualifications deemed by the
Dean to be equivalent; or
1.2.2 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate certificate with a weighted average
mark of at least 70 across all units attempted for the award.
1.3 An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Facilities
Management shall:
1.3.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney or hold qualifications deemed by the
Dean to be equivalent; or
1.3.2 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate diploma; or
1.3.3 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate certificate with a weighted average
mark of at least 70 across all units attempted for the award.
1.4 An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Facilities
Management with honours must:
1.4.1 hold or have qualified for the award of the pass degree and achieved a weighted
average mark of at least 75; have achieved a weighted average mark of at least 75 in all
other coursework required for the award of the degree; and
1.4.2 have the approval of the program coordinator, including having an agreed supervisor.
1.5 The number of students admitted to the courses may be limited in accordance with
University policies depending on available teaching resources.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in Table G, the table of
graduate units of study, in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Handbook,
together with:
2.1.1 credit point values;
2.1.2 assumed knowledge, corequisites and prerequisites;
2.1.3 the sessions in which they are offered;
2.1.4 the units with which they are mutually exclusive;
2.1.5 designation as core, optional or elective; and
2.1.6 any special conditions.
3. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of
Facilities Management
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Facilities Management, a candidate
must successfully complete 24 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the
faculty's table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements
below.
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3.2 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management, a candidate
must successfully complete 48 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the
faculty's table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements
below.
3.3 To qualify for the award of the Master of Facilities Management, a candidate must
successfully complete 72 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the faculty's
table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements below.
3.4 Table of requirements
Min core Min Options Max Elective
Graduate Certificate 24
0
0
Graduate Diploma
24
12
12
Masters
36
18
18
3.5 Core units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as options or
electives.
3.6 Optional units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as electives.
3.7 Candidates may substitute graduate units of study from outside the faculty's table of
graduate units of study to the limits shown in the table of credits and substitutions in section
2.
4. Requirements for the honours degree
4.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Facilities Management with honours degree, a
student must successfully complete units of study amounting to 72 credit points, comprising:
4.1.1 hold or have qualified for the pass master degree with a weighted average mark of at
least 75; core units of study to the limits shown in the table of requirements; and
4.1.2 complete a 24 credit point dissertation with a grade of at least Distinction; and
4.1.3 12 additional credit points.
5. Award of the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Facilities
Management
5.1 The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management are awarded in
the Pass grade only.
5.2 The Master of Facilities Management will be awarded in two grades, namely pass and
honours.
5.2.1 A candidate will graduate with the grade merited.
5.2.2 A candidate who fails to satisfy the requirements for the honours degree, and who has
not already graduated, shall be awarded the pass degree.
5.3 A candidate who enrols in the following semester, in a higher level award course in this
embedded sequence, will not graduate until the completion of the highest award attempted.
5.4 A candidate who has completed the requirements for a course, and who does not enrol in
the following semester in a higher level embedded course in this sequence, will graduate
from that course.
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Amendment to Faculty Resolutions
Master of Heritage Conservation, Graduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation,
Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation
The Faculty Resolutions relating to the Master of Heritage Conservation, Graduate Diploma
in Heritage Conservation and Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation in the Faculty of
Architecture, Design and Planning are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Heritage Conservation
Graduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation
Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation
1. Admission
1.1 An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Heritage
Conservation shall:
1.1.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney, or hold qualifications deemed by
the Dean to be equivalent; or
1.1.2 furnish evidence which satisfies the Dean that he or she is qualified to enter upon the
prescribed units of study.
1.2 An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Heritage
Conservation shall:
1.2.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney or hold qualifications deemed by the
Dean to be equivalent; or
1.2.2 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate certificate with a weighted average
mark of at least 70 across all units attempted for the award.
1.3 An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Heritage
Conservation shall:
1.3.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney or hold qualifications deemed by the
Dean to be equivalent; or
1.3.2 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate diploma; or
1.3.3 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate certificate with a weighted average
mark of at least 70 across all units attempted for the award.
1.4 An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Heritage
Conservation with honours must:
1.4.1 hold or have qualified for the award of the pass degree and achieved a weighted
average mark of at least 75; have achieved a weighted average mark of at least 75 in all
other coursework required for the award of the degree; and
1.4.2 have the approval of the program coordinator, including having an agreed supervisor.
1.5 The number of students admitted to the courses may be limited in accordance with
University policies depending on available teaching resources.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in Table G, the table of
graduate units of study, in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Handbook,
together with:
2.1.1 credit point values;
2.1.2 assumed knowledge, corequisites and prerequisites;
2.1.3 the sessions in which they are offered;
2.1.4 the units with which they are mutually exclusive;
2.1.5 designation as core, optional or elective; and
2.1.6 any special conditions.
3. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of
Heritage Conservation
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation, a
candidate must successfully complete 24 credit points from units of study selected from
Table G, the faculty's table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of
requirements below.
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3.2 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation, a candidate
must successfully complete 48 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the
faculty's table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements
below.
3.3 To qualify for the award of the Master of Heritage Conservation, a candidate must
successfully complete 72 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the faculty's
table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements below.
3.4 Table of requirements
Min core Min Options Max Elective
Graduate Certificate 18
6
0
Graduate Diploma
30
6
12
Masters
58
12
12
3.5 Core units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as options or
electives.
3.6 Optional units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as electives.
3.7 Candidates may substitute graduate units of study from outside the faculty's table of
graduate units of study to the limits shown in the table of credits and substitutions.
4. Requirements for the honours degree
4.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Heritage Conservation with honours degree, a
student must successfully complete
units of study amounting to 72 96 credit points, comprising
4.1.1 the requirements for the pass master degree with a weighted average mark of at least
75; 60 core credit points selected
from Table G, the Faculty's table of graduate units of study, substituting a 24 credit point
dissertation with a grade of at least Distinction in place of the Research Report; and
4.1.2 a 24 credit point dissertation with a grade of at least Distinction. 12 additional credit
points.
5. Award of the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Heritage
Conservation
5.1 The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation are awarded in
the Pass grade only.
5.2 The Master of Heritage Conservation will be awarded in two grades, namely pass and
honours.
5.2.1 A candidate will graduate with the grade merited.
5.2.2 A candidate who fails to satisfy the requirements for the honours degree, and who has
not already graduated, shall be awarded the pass degree.
5.3 A candidate who enrols in the following semester, in a higher level award course in this
embedded sequence, will not graduate until the completion of the highest award attempted.
5.4 A candidate who has completed the requirements for a course, and who does not enrol in
the following semester in a higher level embedded course in this sequence, will graduate
from that course.
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Amendment to Faculty Resolutions
Master of Urban Design, Graduate Diploma in Urban Design, Graduate Certificate in
Urban Design
The Faculty Resolutions relating to the Master of Urban Design, Graduate Diploma in Urban
Design and Graduate Certificate in Urban Design in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and
Planning are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by
underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Urban Design
Graduate Diploma in Urban Design
Graduate Certificate in Urban Design
1. Admission
1.1 An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
or Master of Urban Design shall
1.1.1 submit a portfolio of work indicating relevant design interests and capacities to the
satisfaction of the program coordinator; and
1.1.2 hold a professional degree in architecture or a degree in landscape architecture, urban
planning or similar related field.
1.2 An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Urban Design with
honours must:
1.2.1 hold or have qualified for the award of the pass degree and achieved a weighted
average mark of at least 75; have achieved a weighted average mark of at least 75 in all
other coursework required for the degree; and
1.2.2 have the approval of the program coordinator, including having an agreed supervisor.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in Table G, the table of
graduate units of study, in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Handbook,
together with:
2.1.1 credit point values;
2.1.2 assumed knowledge, corequisites and prerequisites;
2.1.3 the sessions in which they are offered;
2.1.4 the units with which they are mutually exclusive;
2.1.5 designation as core, optional or elective; and
2.1.6 any special conditions.
3. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Urban
Design and designated streams
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Urban Design, a candidate must
successfully complete 24 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the faculty's
table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements below.
3.2 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Urban Design, a candidate must
successfully complete 48 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the faculty's
table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements below.
3.3 To qualify for the award of the Master of Urban Design, a candidate must successfully
complete 72 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the faculty's table of
graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements below.
3.4 To qualify for the award of the Master of Urban Design (Architectural and Urban Design)
or the Master of Urban Design (Urban Design and Planning), a candidate must successfully
complete 96 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the faculty's table of
graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements below.
3.5 Table of requirements
Min core Min Options Max Elective
Graduate Certificate
18
0
6
Graduate Diploma
36
0
12
Masters
54
0
18
Masters (Architectural and Urban Design) 78
0
18
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Masters (Urban Design and Planning)
78
0
18
3.6 Core units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as options or
electives.
3.7 Optional units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as electives.
3.8 Candidates may substitute graduate units of study from outside the faculty's table of
graduate units of study to the limits shown in the table of credits and substitutions in section
2.
4. Requirements for the honours degree
4.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Urban Design with honours degree, a student
must successfully complete units of study amounting to 72 credit points, comprising:
4.1.1 hold or have qualified for the pass master degree with a weighted average mark of at
least 75; 66 core credit points selected from Table G, the Faculty's table of graduate units of
study, substituting a 24 credit point dissertation with a grade of at least Distinction in place of
the Urban Design Report; and
4.1.2 complete a 24 credit point dissertation with a grade of at least Distinction. six additional
credit points.
5. Award of the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Urban Design
5.1 The Graduate Certificate and ,Graduate Diploma ,Master of in Urban Design
(Architectural and Urban Design) and Master of Urban Design (Urban Design and Planning)
are awarded in the Pass grade only.
5.2 The Master of Urban Design will be awarded in two grades, namely pass and honours.
5.2.1 A candidate will graduate with the grade merited.
5.2.2 A candidate who fails to satisfy the requirements for the honours degree, and who has
not already graduated, shall be awarded the pass degree.
5.3 A candidate who enrols in the following semester, in a higher level award course in this
embedded sequence, will not graduate until the completion of the highest award attempted.
5.4 A candidate who has completed the requirements for a course, and who does not enrol in
the following semester in a higher level embedded course in this sequence, will graduate
from that course.
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Amendments to the Resolutions of Senate
Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Arts
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of
Arts are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009 as follows (additions indicated by
underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
DEGREES, DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES IN THE FACULTY OF ARTS
1. The degrees in the Faculty of Arts shall be:
1.1 Bachelor of Arts (BA)
1.2 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BA(Hons))
1.4 Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) (BA(AsianStud))
1.6 Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) (Honours) (BA(AsianStud)(Hons))
1.7 Bachelor of Arts of Arts (Advanced) (Honours) (BA (Adv)(Hons))
1.5 Bachelor (Digital Technology and Culture) (BA(DigTech&Culture))
1.8 Bachelor of Arts (Digital Technology and Culture) (Honours)
(BA(DigTech&Culture)(Hons))
1.9 Bachelor of Arts (Languages) (BA (Lang))
1.10 Bachelor of Arts (Languages) (Honours) (BA (Lang)(Hons))
1.11 Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) (BA (Media & Comm))
1.12 Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) (Honours) (BA (Media & Comm)) (Hons)
1.13 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
1.14 Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences (BEcSocSc)
1.15 Bachelor of Global Studies (BGS)
1.16 Bachelor of Global Studies (Honours) (BGS(Hons))
1.17 Bachelor of International Studies (BIntS)
1.18 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLibStud)
1.19 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Honours) (BLibStud (Hons))
1.20 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (International) (BLibStud (International))
1.21 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Advanced) (BLibStud (Advanced))
1.22 Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSci)
1.23 Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) (BSocSci(Hons))
1.24 Bachelor of Socio-Legal Studies (BSLS)
1.25 Bachelor of Socio-Legal Studies (Honours) (BSLS(Hons))
1.26 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BASc)
1.27 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Honours) (BASc(Hons))
1.28 Master of Applied Functional Linguistics (MAFL)
1.29 Master of Applied Linguistics (MAppLing)
1.30 Master of Asian Studies (MAsianStud)
1.31 Master of Art Curatorship (MAC)
1.32 Master of Arts (MA)
1.33 Master of Arts (Research) (MA (Research))
1.34 Master of Buddhist Studies (MBuddhistStud)
1.35 Master of Creative Writing (MCW)
1.36 Master of Crosscultural Communication (MCC)
1.37 Master of Cultural Studies (MCS)
1.38 Master of Development Studies (MDVST)
1.39 Master of Digital Communication and Culture (MDCC)
1.40 Master of Economics (Social Sciences) (MEc(SocSc))
1.41 Master of Economics (Social Sciences) in Australian Political Economy
(MEc(SocSc)APE)
1.42 Master of European Studies (MEuroStud)
1.43 Master of Film Studies (MFS)
1.44 Master of Health Communication (MHC)
1.45 Master of Human Rights (MHR)
1.46 Master of International Studies (MIntS)
1.47 Master of Media Practice (MMediaPrac)
1.48 Master of Museum Studies (MMuseumStud)
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1.49 Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS)
1.50 Master of Professional Communication (MPC)
1.51 Master of Public Policy (MPP)
1.52 Master of Publishing (MPub)
1.53 Master of Strategic Public Relations (MStratPR)
1.54 Master of Translation Studies (MTrans)
1.55 Master of US Studies (MUSS)
1.56 Master of Letters (MLitt)
1.57 Master of Letters in US Studies (MLitt (US Studies))
1.58 Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
1.59 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
1.60 Doctor of Letters (DLitt)
1.61 Doctor of Arts (DArts)
1.62 Doctor of Social Sciences (DSocSci)
2. The diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Arts shall be:
2.1 Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics (GradDipAppLing)
2.2 Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies (GradDipAsianStud)
2.3 Graduate Diploma in Art Curatorship (GradDipAC)
2.4 Graduate Diploma in Arts (GradDipArts)
2.5 Graduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies (GradDipBuddhistStud)
2.6 Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing (GradDipCW)
2.7 Graduate Diploma in Cultural Studies (GradDipCS)
2.8 Graduate Diploma in Development Studies (GradDipDVST)
2.9 Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication and Culture (GradDipDCC)
2.10 Graduate Diploma in Economic and Social Sciences (GradDipEcSS)
2.11 Graduate Diploma in Economics (Social Sciences) in Australian Political Economy
(GradDipEc(SocSc)APE)
2.12 Graduate Diploma in European Studies (GradDipEuroStud)
2.13 Graduate Diploma in Film Studies (GradDipFS)
2.14 Graduate Diploma in International Studies (GradDipIntS)
2.15 Graduate Diploma in Health Communication (GradDipHC)
2.16 Graduate Diploma in Human Rights (GradDipHR)
2.17 Graduate Diploma in Media Practice (GradDipMediaPrac)
2.18 Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies (GradDipMuseumStud)
2.19 Graduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies (GradDipPACS)
2.20 Graduate Diploma in Professional Communication (GradDipPC)
2.21 Graduate Diploma in Public Policy (GradDipPP)
2.22 Graduate Diploma in Publishing (GradDipPub)
2.23 Graduate Diploma in Strategic Public Relations (GradDipStratPR)
2.24 Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies (GradDipTrans)
2.25 Graduate Diploma in US Studies (GradDipUSS)
2.26 Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics (GradCertAppLing)
2.27 Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies (GradCertAsianStud)
2.28 Graduate Certificate in Art Curatorship (GradCertAC)
2.29 Graduate Certificate in Arts (GradCertArt)
2.30 Graduate Certificate in Buddhist Studies (GradCertBuddhistStud)
2.31 Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing (GradCertCW)
2.32 Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies (GradCertCS)
2.33 Graduate Certificate in Development Studies (GradCertDVST)
2.34 Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication and Culture (GradCertDCC)
2.35 Graduate Certificate in E-Communications (GradCertE-Comm)
2.36 Graduate Certificate in Economic and Social Sciences (GradCertEcSS)
2.37 Graduate Certificate in Economics (Social Sciences) in Australian Political Economy
(GradCertEc(SocSc)APE)
2.38 Graduate Certificate in European Studies (GradCertEuroStud)
2.39 Graduate Certificate in Film Studies (GradCertFS)
2.40 Graduate Certificate in HSC English (GradCert(HSC English))
2.41 Graduate Certificate in International Studies (GradCertIntS)
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2.42 Graduate Certificate in Health Communication (GradCertHC)
2.43 Graduate Certificate in Human Rights (GradCertHR)
2.44 Graduate Certificate in Media Practice (GradCertMediaPrac)
2.45 Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies (GradCertMuseumStud)
2.46 Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies (GradCertPACS)
2.47 Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication (GradCertPC)
2.48 Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (GradCertPP)
2.49 Graduate Certificate in Publishing (GradCertPub)
2.50 Graduate Certificate in Strategic Public Relations (GradCertStratPR)
2.51 Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies (GradCertTrans)
2.52 Graduate Certificate in US Studies (GradCertUSS)
2.53 Diploma of Arts (DipArts)
2.54 Diploma of Language Studies (DipLangStud)
2.55 Diploma of Social Sciences (DipSocSc)
3. The combined degrees in the Faculty of Arts shall be:
3.1 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (BA/LLB)
3.2 Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours)/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
(BA(Advanced)(Hons)/MBBS)
3.3 Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours)/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
(Honours) (BA(Adv)(Hons)/MBBS)
3.4 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music Studies (BA/BMusStudies)
3.5 Bachelor of Arts and Master of Nursing (BA/MN)
3.6 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work (BA/BSW)
3.7 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts (BCom/BA)
3.8 Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Laws (BEcSocSc/LLB)
3.9 Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of
Arts (BEd/BA)
3.10 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts (BE/BA)
3.11 Bachelor of International Studies and Bachelor of Laws (BIntS/LLB)
3.12 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts (BSc/BA)
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Resolutions of the Senate
Master of Letters in US Studies
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Master of Letters in US Studies in the Faculty
of Arts are inserted, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows:
Master of Letters in US Studies
1.
1.1
Requirements for the Master of Letters in US Studies
To qualify for the award of the Master of Letters in US Studies a student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 72 credit points;
and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions
of the University.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of Letters in US Studies
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Letters in US Studies in the Faculty
of Arts are inserted, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows:
Master of Letters in US Studies
1.
Admission
1.1
An applicant for admission to the Master of Letters in US Studies shall:
1.1.1 have satisfied the requirements for the award of the Master of US
Studies at the University of Sydney with a weighted average mark
(WAM) between 70% - 75%.
2.
Units of study
2.1
The units of study which may be undertaken for the award in the postgraduate
program in Master of Letters in US Studies are set out in the Faculty of Arts
Postgraduate Handbook, including:
2.1.1 credit point value;
2.2.2 assumed knowledge;
2.3.3 co-requisites/prerequisites/assumed learning/assumed knowledge;
and
2.4.4 any special conditions
3.
Requirements for the Master of Letters in US Studies
3.1
Requirements for the award of the Master of Letters in US Studies:
3.1.1 To qualify for the award, a student shall complete 12 units of study
having a total value of 72 credit points, including:
3.1.2 48 credit points for the Master of US Studies; and
3.1.3 4 core units of study (24 credit points) from one of the following options
(treatise, internship or study abroad) as prescribed by the Faculty of
Arts comprising:
3.1.3.1 one research methods unit (6cp); and
3.1.3.2 a treatise (18 credit points) for students with a WAM of 75%;
or
3.1.3.3 an internship (12 credit points) and internship project (6 credit
points) for students with a WAM of 70%; or
3.1.4 one semester study abroad at a US university for students with a WAM
of 70%
4.
Award of the Master of Letters in US Studies
4.1
Award of the Master of Letters in US Studies
4.1.1 The Master of Letters in US Studies shall be awarded in one grade
only, namely Pass.
4.1.2. Students progressing to the Master of Letters in US Studies from the
Master of US Studies shall only be awarded the Master of Letters in
US Studies.
4.1.3 A candidate who has completed 48 credit points and is no longer able
to complete the program may apply to the Dean to be awarded the
Master of US Studies.
[Section 2]
5.
Details of units of study
5.1
Students are to refer to the Table of Units of Study provided in the Faculty of
Arts Postgraduate Handbook
6.
Enrolment in more/less than minimum load
6.1
A student may not enrol in additional units of study once the requirements of
72 credit points for the award of the Master of Letters in US Studies have
been satisfied, without first obtaining permission from the Dean of the Faculty
of Arts
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10.
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Cross-institutional study
7.1
Provided that permission has been obtained in advance, the Dean of the
Faculty of Arts may permit a student to complete a unit of study at another
institution and have that unit credited to his/her course requirements for the
Master of Letters in US Studies, on condition that:
7.1.1 the unit of study content is material not taught in any corresponding
unit of study at The University of Sydney and that
7.1.2 the student is unable, for good reason, to attend a corresponding unit
of study at The University of Sydney
Restrictions on enrolment
8.1
Units of study which overlap substantially in content are noted in the table of
postgraduate units of study in the Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Handbook
8.2
Such units of study are mutually exclusive and no more than one of the
overlapping units may be counted towards meeting award requirements
Discontinuation of enrolment
9.1
A student who wishes to discontinue enrolment from an award course or a unit
of study must apply to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and will be presumed to
have discontinued enrolment from the date of that application, unless
evidence is provided which shows:
9.1.1 that the discontinuation occurred at an earlier date, and
9.1.2 that there was good reason why the application could not be made at
the earlier time
9.2
A discontinuation of enrolment may be recorded as Withdrawn (W) or
Discontinued Not to Count as Failure (DNF) where that discontinuation occurs
within the timeframes specified by the University and published by the Faculty,
or where the student meets other conditions specified by the Faculty of Arts
Suspension of candidature
10.1 A student must be enrolled in each semester in which he or she is actively
completing the requirements for the award course. A student who wishes to
suspend candidature must first obtain approval from the Dean of the Faculty
of Arts.
10.2 The candidature of a student who has not re-enrolled and who has not
obtained approval from the Dean for suspension will be deemed to have
lapsed.
10.3 A student whose candidature has lapsed must apply for re-admission in
accordance with procedures determined by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts.
10.4 A student who enrols after suspending candidature shall complete the
requirements for the award course under such conditions as determined by
the Dean.
Re-enrolment after an absence
11.1 A student must apply to the Dean in writing to recommence their candidature
after a period of suspension.
Satisfactory progress pursuant to the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule
2000 (as amended)
12.1 The Faculty requires students to demonstrate satisfactory progress with their
studies.
12.2 A student may be deemed not to have made satisfactory progress in any
semester if the student:
12.2.1 fails to complete at least half the credit points in which he/she is
enrolled; or
12.2.2 obtains a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of less than 50 based on
units of study for a given semester; or
12.2.3 fails a unit of study for the second time; or
12.2.4 has an unsatisfactory attendance record; or
12.2.5 is unable to complete the degree in the maximum time permitted
12.3 A student who fails to demonstrate satisfactory progress in any semester of
enrolment may be considered to fall into the “Students at Risk” category and
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will be subject to the procedures of University policy on Identifying and
Supporting Students at Risk.
12.4 A student who has been identified as being at risk on two consecutive
instances will normally be called upon to show good cause why he or she
should be allowed to re-enrol in the degree course
12.5 Where a student fails to show good cause why he or she should be allowed to
re-enrol, the Dean may exclude the student from re-enrolment in the degree
Time limit if different from the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as
amended)
13.1 A student enrolled in the Master of Letters in US Studies shall complete
candidature within three semesters full time or a maximum of twelve semesters
part time
Assessment policy
14.1 Units of study are assessed in a variety of ways, namely essay, book review,
class seminar, practical work. The assessment criteria for each unit of study is
available from the relevant Department.
Credit transfer policy in accordance with the University of Sydney
(Coursework) Rule 2000 (as amended) and Academic Board policies.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of Public Policy, Graduate Diploma in Public Policy, Graduate Certificate in
Public Policy
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Public Policy, Graduate Diploma in
Public Policy, Graduate Certificate in Public Policy in the Faculty of Arts are amended, with
effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated
by strikethrough):
Master of Public Policy, Graduate Diploma in Public Policy, Graduate Certificate in
Public Policy
3. Requirements for the pass degree
3.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a student must successfully complete units
of study amounting to a total of 48 credit points, comprising:
3.1.1 one compulsory core unit of study (6 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
Handbook; and
3.1.2 at least 3 one core unit of study (6 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
Handbook; and
3.1.3 up to 5 six elective units of study (36 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
Handbook
4. Requirements for the honours degree
4.1 To qualify for the award of the honours degree, a student must successfully complete
units of study amounting to a total of 48 credit points comprising:
4.1.1 one compulsory core unit of study (6 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
Handbook; and
4.1.2 at least 3 one core unit of study (6 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
Handbook; and
4.1.3 1 compulsory research/methodology unit of study ( 6 credit points) as specified in the
Faculty of Arts Handbook; and
4.1.4 up to 2 three elective units of study (18 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of
Arts Handbook; and
4.1.5 a dissertation (2 units of study totalling 12 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of
Arts Handbook
Graduate Diploma in Public Policy
3.1 To qualify for the award of the graduate diploma, a student must successfully complete
units of study amounting to a total of 36 credit points, comprising:
3.1.1 one compulsory core unit of study (6 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
Handbook; and
3.1.2 at least 3 one core unit of study (6 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
Handbook; and
3.1.3 up to 3 four elective units of study (24 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
Handbook
Graduate Certificate in Public Policy
3.1 To qualify for the award of the graduate certificate, a student must successfully complete
units of study amounting to a total of 24 credit points, comprising:
3.1.1 one compulsory core unit of study (6 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
Handbook; and
3.1.2 at least 2 one core unit of study (6 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
Handbook; and
3.1.3 up to 2 elective units of study (12 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
Handbook
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Amendments to the Resolutions of Senate
Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Economics and Business
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of
Economics and Business are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009 as follows (additions
indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
1. The degrees in the Faculty of Economics and Business shall be:
1.1 Bachelor of Economics (BEc)
1.2 Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
1.3 Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) (BCom(Liberal Studies))
1.4 Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
1.5 Master of Business (MBus)
1.6 Master of Business Information Systems (MBIS)
1.5 Master of Commerce (MCom)
1.6 Master of Economics (MEc)
1.7 Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (MHRM&IR)
1.8 Master of International Business (MIntBus)
1.9 Master of International Business and Law (MIntBus&L)
1.10 Master of International Security (MIntSec)
1.11 Master of Logistics Management (MLM)
1.12 Master of Management (MMgt)
1.13 Master of Management (CEMS) (MMgt (CEMS))
1.14 Master of Marketing (MMktg)
1.15 Master of Organisational Coaching (MOrgCoaching)
1.16 Master of Philosophy in Economics (MPhil)
1.17 Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc)
1.18 Master of Transport Management (MTM)
1.19 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
2. The combined degrees in the Faculty of Economics and Business shall be:
2.1 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts (BCom/BA)
2.2 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (BCom/LLB)
2.3 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science (BCom/BSc)
2.4 Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (BEc/LLB)
2.5 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce ( BE/BCom)
2.6 Master of Commerce and Master of Facilities Management (MCom/MFM)
2.7 Master of Commerce and Master of Logistics Management (MCom/MLogMan)
2.8 Master of Commerce and Master of Professional Accounting (MCom/MPAcc)
2.9 Master of Commerce and Master of Transport Management (MCom/MTM)
2.10 Master of International Business and Master of Commerce (MIntBus/MCom)
2.11 Master of International Business and Master of Logistics Management (MIntBus
/MLogMan)
2.12 Master of International Business and Master of Transport Management (MIntBus /
MTM)
2.13 Master of Transport Management and Master of Logistics Management
(MTM/MLogMan)
2.14 Master of Transport Management and Master of Urban and Regional Planning
3. The diplomas in the Faculty of Economics and Business shall be:
3.1 Graduate Diploma in Business (GradDipBus)
3.1 Graduate Diploma in Commerce (GradDipCom)
3.2 Graduate Diploma in Economics (GradDipEc)
3.3 Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
(GDipHRM&IR)
3.4 Graduate Diploma in International Business (GradDipIntBus)
3.5 Graduate Diploma in International Security (GDipIntSec)
3.6 Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management (GradDipLM)
3.7 Graduate Diploma in Marketing (GradDipMktg)
3.8 Graduate Diploma in Organisational Coaching (GDipOrgCoaching)
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3.9 Graduate Diploma in Transport Management (GradDipTM)
4. The certificates in the Faculty of Economics and Business shall be:
4.1 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GradCertBA)
4.2 Graduate Certificate in Commerce (GradCertCom)
4.3 Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
(GCertHRM&IR)
4.4 Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise (GCertInn&Ent)
4.5 Graduate Certificate in International Business (GradCertIB)
4.6 Graduate Certificate in International Security (GCertIntSec)
4.7 Graduate Certificate in Logistics Management (GradCertLM)
4.8 Graduate Certificate in Management (GCertMgt)
4.9 Graduate Certificate in Marketing (GradCertMktg)
4.10 Graduate Certificate in Transport Management (GradCertTM).
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Resolutions of the Senate
Master of Business, Graduate Diploma in Business
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Master of Business and Graduate Diploma in
Business in the Faculty of Economics and Business are deleted, with effect from 1 January
2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Business and Graduate Diploma in Business
1. Requirements for the pass degree
1.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degree a student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study amounting to a total value of 72 credit points; and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
2. Majors
2.1 The degree of Master of Business will be awarded in the following majors:
2.1.1 Accounting
2.1.2 Business and Security
2.1.3 Business and Society
2.1.4 Business Decision Sciences
2.1.5 Business Information Systems
2.1.6 Business Law
2.1.7 Business Statistics
2.1.8 Economics
2.1.9 Employment Relations and Human Resource Management
2.1.10 Entrepreneurship
2.1.11 Finance
2.1.12 Governance
2.1.13 International Business
2.1.14 Marketing
2.1.15 Organisational Analysis and Strategy
2.1.16 Strategic Management
2.1.17 Supply Chain and Logistics Management
2.1.18 Transport Management
3. Requirements for the graduate diploma
3.1 To qualify for the award of the graduate diploma a student must:
3.1.1 complete successfully units of study amounting to a total value of 48 credit points; and
3.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of Business, Graduate Diploma in Business
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Business and Graduate Diploma in
Business in the Faculty of Economics and Business are deleted, with effect from 1 January
2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Business
1. Admission
1.1 An applicant for admission to candidature for the pass degree must:
1.1.1 have completed a bachelor's degree, graduate diploma/certificate or equivalent at an
institution approved by the Faculty and at a standard acceptable to the Faculty; and
1.1.2 have met the work experience requirements of the Faculty.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study which may be taken for the degree are set out under the tables of
postgraduate units of study in the Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook,
together with:
2.1.1 credit point value;
2.1.2 the units of study with which they are mutually exclusive;
2.1.3 the semesters in which they are offered;
2.1.4 corequisites/prerequisites/assumed learning/assumed knowledge; and
2.1.5 any special conditions.
3. Requirements for the pass degree
3.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a student must successfully complete units
of study amounting to a total of 72 credit points, comprising:
3.1.1 8 core units of study (48 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Economics and
Business Handbook; and either
3.1.2 a major comprising at least 4 units (24 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of
Economics and Business Handbook, from one of the following subject areas:
3.1.2.1 Accounting;
3.1.2.2 Business and Security
3.1.2.3 Business and Society;
3.1.2.4 Business Decision Sciences;
3.1.2.5 Business Information Systems
3.1.2.6 Business Law;
3.1.2.7 Business Statistics;
3.1.2.8 Economics;
3.1.2.9 Employment Relations and Human Resource Management;
3.1.2.10 Entrepreneurship;
3.1.2.11 Finance;
3.1.2.12 Governance;
3.1.2.13 International Business;
3.1.2.14 Marketing;
3.1.2.15 Organisational Analysis and Strategy;
3.1.2.16 Strategic Management;
3.1.2.17 Supply Chain and Logistics Management; and
3.1.2.18 Transport Management; or
3.1.3 4 elective units (24 credit points) from the subject areas listed in 3.1.2.
4. Award of the degree
4.1 The Master of Business will be awarded in two grades, namely pass and merit.
4.2 Merit will be awarded to students who achieve an average of at least 75 per cent in the
pass degree.
Graduate Diploma in Business
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1. Admission
1.1 An applicant for admission to candidature for the graduate diploma in Business must:
1.1.1 have completed a bachelor's degree, graduate diploma/certificate or equivalent at an
institution approved by the Faculty and at a standard acceptable to the Faculty; and
1.1.2 have met the work experience requirements of the Faculty
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study which may be taken for the graduate diploma are set out under the
tables of postgraduate units of study in the Faculty of Economics and Business
Handbook, together with:
2.1.1 credit point value;
2.1.2 the units of study with which they are mutually exclusive;
2.1.3 the semesters in which they are offered;
2.1.4 corequisites/prerequisites/assumed learning/assumed knowledge; and
2.1.5 any special conditions.
3. Requirements for the graduate diploma
3.1 To qualify for the award of the graduate diploma, a student must successfully complete 8
core units of study (48 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Economics and
Business Handbook.
4. Award of the graduate diploma
4.1 The Graduate Diploma in Business will be awarded in the pass grade.
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Resolutions of the Senate
Master of Business Information Systems
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Master of Business Information Systems in the
Faculty of Economics and Business are deleted, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Business Information Systems
1. Requirements for the pass degree
1.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degree a student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study amounting to a total value of 72 credit points; and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of Business Information Systems
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Business Information Systems in the
Faculty of Economics and Business are deleted, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Business Information Systems
1. Admission
1.1 An applicant for admission to candidature for the pass degree must:
1.1.1 have completed a bachelor's degree, graduate diploma/certificate or equivalent at an
institution approved by the Faculty and at a standard acceptable to the Faculty.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study which may be taken for the degree are set out under the tables of
postgraduate units of study in the Faculty of Economics and Business, together with:
2.1.1 credit point value
2.1.2 the units of study with which they are mutually exclusive
2.1.3 the semesters in which they are offered;
2.1.4 corequisites/prerequisites/assumed knowledge; and
2.1.5 any special conditions
3. Requirements for the pass degree
3.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a student must successfully complete units
of study amounting to a total of 72 credit points, comprising:
3.1.1 2 core units of study (12 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Economics and
Business Handbook;
3.1.2 4 units of study (24 credit points) comprising 2 units from each of 2 streams as
specified in the Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook;
3.1.3 2 units of study (12 credit points) of study from any of the remaining streams on offer;
3.1.4 4 elective units of study (24 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Economics and
Business Handbook.
4. Award of the degree
4.1 The Master of Business Information Systems will be awarded in two grades, namely pass
and merit.
4.1.1 Merit will be awarded to students who achieve an average of at least 75 per cent in the
pass degree.
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Amendments to the Resolutions of Senate
Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Engineering and Information
Technologies
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of
Engineering and Information Technologies are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009 as
follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
DEGREES, DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES IN THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
1. The postgraduate degrees in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
shall be:
1.1 Master of Professional Engineering (MPE)
1.2 Master of Engineering (ME)
1.3 Master of Information Technology (MIT)
1.4 Master of Applied Information Technology (MAppIT) (Not available to new students in
2009)
1.5 Master of Information Technology Management (MITM)
1.6 Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
1.7 Master of Project Management (MPM)
1.8 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
1.9 Doctor of Engineering (DEng)
1.10 Doctor of Engineering Practice (DEngPrac)
2. The diplomas in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies shall be:
2.1 Graduate Diploma in Engineering (GradDipEng)
2.2 Graduate Diploma in Telecommunications (GradDipTelecomm)
2.3 Graduate Diploma in Power Engineering (GradDipPowEng)
2.4 Graduate Diploma in Computer Systems Engineering (GradDipCompSystEng)
2.5 Graduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering (GradDipEnvironEng)
2.6 Graduate Diploma in Project Management (GradDipPM)
2.7 Graduate Diploma in Structural Engineering (GradDipStructEng)
2.8 Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Processing (GradDipSustProc)
2.9 Graduate Diploma in Information Technologies (GradDipIT)
2.10 Graduate Diploma in Applied Information Technology (GradDipAppIT) (Not available to
new students in 2009)
2.11 Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management (GradDipITM)
2.12 Graduate Diploma in Computing (GradDipComp)
3. The certificates in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies shall be:
3.1 Graduate Certificate in Engineering (GradCertEng)
3.2 Graduate Certificate in Project Management (GradCertPM)
3.3 Graduate Certificate in Greenhouse Gas Mitigation (GradCertGHGMit)
3.4 Graduate Certificate in Information Technologies (GradCertIT)
3.5 Graduate Certificate in Applied Information Technology (GradCertAppIT) (Not available
to new students in 2009)
3.6 Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management (GradCertITM)
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Resolutions of the Senate
Master of Professional Engineering
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Master of Professional Engineering in the
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies are inserted, with effect from 1 January
2009, as follows:
Master of Professional Engineering
1. Requirements for the Master of Professional Engineering
1.1 A candidate who has been admitted to the Master of Professional Engineering shall
proceed:
1.1.1 by coursework and project, in accordance with the relevant sections of the Resolutions;
or
1.2 A candidate proceeding by coursework and project shall:
1.2.1 Candidates with science or other degrees (non engineering background) must
complete coursework prescribed by the Committee to a total value of 60 credit points
specialist UOS from a specific discipline area and according to requirements prescribed in
the Faculty Postgraduate Tables. For Master’s degrees in a specific discipline area (i.e.,
Civil, Chemical, Mechanical and others), the prescribed core 48cp Units of Study of the
specialisation and additional 12cp specialised UOS listed in the Faculty Postgraduate Tables
must be completed. In addition, candidates must complete mandatory units of study to a total
value of 24 credit points coursework related to professional engineering practice, and
complete 12 credit points of industry based project.
1.2.2 Candidates with overseas engineering degrees must complete specialised units of
study coursework prescribed by the Committee to a total value of 24 credit points and
according to requirements prescribed in the Faculty Postgraduate Tables. For named
Master’s degrees, the prescribed core Units of Study of the specialisation listed in the Faculty
Postgraduate Tables must be completed. In addition, candidates must complete mandatory
units of study to a total value of 24 credit points coursework related to professional
engineering practice, complete 24 credit points of research practice; or 12 credit points of
professional engineering practice units of study and 12 credit points of industry project, and
complete 24 credit points of electives.
1.2.3 Candidates with engineering degrees and wanting to move into another area of
engineering practice must complete specialised units of study coursework prescribed by the
Committee to a total value of 36 credit points and according to requirements prescribed in
the Faculty Postgraduate Tables. For named Master’s degrees, the prescribed core Units of
Study of the specialisation listed in the Faculty Postgraduate Tables must be completed. In
addition, candidates must complete mandatory units of study to a total value of 24 credit
points coursework related to professional engineering practice, complete 24 credit points of
research practice or 12 credit points of professional engineering practice units of study and
12 credit points of industry project, and complete 12 credit points of electives.
1.2.4 carry out under supervision a project in a field of study approved by the Committee and
submit for examination a report on such a project;
1.2.5 lodge with the school/schools two bound copies (typewritten or printed) of the project
report.
2. The degree of Master of Professional Engineering may be awarded in the following subject
areas and the named testamurs for the degree shall specify the subject area: To qualify for
one of these streams, students with an engineering background will have completed 24 cp of
the specific subject area.
2.1 Aerospace Engineering
2.2 Automation and Manufacturing Systems
2.3 Environmental Engineering
2.4 Sustainable Processing
2.5 Biophysical Processes
2.6 Structural Engineering
2.7 Geotechnical Engineering
2.8 Fluid and Wind Engineering
2.9 Environmental Fluids
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2.10 Wireless Engineering
2.11 Network Engineering
2.12 Power Engineering
2.13 Biomedical Engineering
2.14 Mechanical Engineering
3. Students coming into the programme from a non-engineering background may be
awarded the degree of Master of Professional Engineering in the following subject areas and
the named testamurs for the degree shall specify the subject area.
3.1 Aerospace Engineering
3.2 Biomedical Engineering
3.3 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
3.4 Civil Engineering
3.5 Electrical Engineering
3.6 Mechanical Engineering
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of Professional Engineering
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Professional Engineering in the
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies are inserted, with effect from 1 January
2009, as follows:
Master of Professional Engineering
Admission requirements
Eligibility for Admission for Master of Professional Engineering:
Eligibility for admission for Overseas Engineering Graduates:
1. Except as provided in Part 9, the University of Sydney (Amendment Act) Rule 1999 of the
Bylaws, an applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Professional
Engineering:
1.1 must have an undergraduate degree in Engineering with credit average from an
institution which is acceptable to the University of Sydney admission; or
1.2.1 have completed courses acceptable to the Faculty of Engineering and Information
Technologies.
1.3 be a graduate of another institution holding equivalent qualifications to those of a
Bachelor of Engineering graduate of the University of Sydney.
1.4 An applicant for admission to candidature shall apply in writing to the Graduate School of
Engineering and Information Technologies for such admission to candidature.
1.5 A candidate must study towards a similar specialisation to that awarded in their
Bachelors degree.
Eligibility for admission for Engineering graduates moving into another Engineering
area:
1. Except as provided in Part 9, the University of Sydney (Amendment Act) Rule 1999 of the
Bylaws, an applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Professional
Engineering shall:
1.1 be a graduate of Engineering from the University of Sydney; and,
1.2.1 must have an undergraduate degree in Engineering with credit average from an
institution which is acceptable to the University of Sydney admission; or
1.2.2 have completed courses acceptable to the Faculty of Engineering and Information
Technologies.
1.3 be a graduate of another institution holding equivalent qualifications to those of a
graduate of the University of Sydney.
1.4 An applicant for admission to candidature shall apply in writing to the Graduate School of
Engineering and Information Technologies for such admission to candidature.
1.5 A candidate must study towards a different specialisation to that awarded in their
Bachelors degree.
Eligibility for admission for Graduates from Science and other disciplines:
1. Except as provided in Part 9, the University of Sydney (Amendment Act) Rule 1999 of the
Bylaws, an applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Professional
Engineering shall:
1.1 be a graduate of the University of Sydney with substantial tertiary knowledge in
mathematics, and physics or chemistry or biology or geology or computing; and,
1.2.1 must have an undergraduate degree with a minimum of 24 credit points (or equivalent)
of mathematics, and a major in physics, chemistry, biology, geology or economics and
business with credit average from an institution which is acceptable to the University of
Sydney admission.
1.2.2 Candidates undertaking additional studies to meet these entry requirements will not be
credited for that study.
1.2.3 A candidate shall study towards an Engineering stream similar to their undergraduate
area of specialisation.
1.2.3.1 A candidate entering the degree with the intention of studying towards the Civil
Engineering specialisation must have completed in their Bachelor’s degree: a minimum of
18cp of mathematics, plus 30cp of additional mathematics, geology, physics or computing
(up to a maximum of 18cp in any one subject area).
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1.2.3.2 A candidate entering the degree with the intention of studying towards the Chemical
and Biomolecular Engineering specialisation must have completed in their Bachelor’s
degree: minimum of 12cp of chemistry or biochemistry ; a minimum of 18cp of mathematics
and 12 cp of physics and computing.
1.2.3.3 A candidate entering the degree with the intention of studying towards the Electrical
Engineering specialisation must have completed in their Bachelor’s degree: a minimum of
18cp of mathematics; 12cp of computing or information technology; and 18cp of physics.
1.2.3.4 A candidate entering the degree with the intention of studying towards the
Mechanical Engineering specialisation must have completed in their Bachelor’s degree: 18cp
of mathematics; 12cp of physics and 6 cp of computing.
1.2.3.5 A candidate entering the degree with the intention of studying towards the Biomedical
Engineering specialisation must have completed in their Bachelor’s degree: 6cp of junior
Biology; 12cp of junior mathematics; and 6cp of either chemistry, physics or mathematics
and 6cp of computing.
1.2.3.5 A candidate entering the degree with the intention of studying towards the Aerospace
Engineering specialisation must have completed in their Bachelor’s degree: 18 cp of
mathematics, 24 cp of physics and 6cp of computing.
1.2.4 Candidates will have completed courses acceptable to the Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technologies; or
1.3 be a graduate of another institution holding equivalent qualifications to those of a
graduate of the University of Sydney.
1.4 An applicant for admission to candidature shall apply in writing to the Graduate School of
Engineering and Information Technologies for such admission to candidature.
Probationary admission
2. A candidate shall:
2.1 if required by the Dean or his delegate of the Graduate School of Engineering and IT,
produce evidence of such engineering experience as the Committee for Postgraduate
Studies shall consider satisfactory;
2.2 engage in such study in engineering as the Committee shall prescribe for not less than
two years of full-time candidature or three years of part-time candidature;
2.3 unless granted an extension by the Committee, complete the requirements for the degree
within two years (full-time) or six years (part-time) of admission.
3 Credit transfer policy
3.1 Credit may be available for time spent or study done towards the Graduate Certificate of
Engineering, the Graduate Diploma of Engineering, and the Master of Engineering subject to
the approval of the Faculty and to the following guidelines:
3.1.1 If no award has been conferred for previous study, credit may be transferred in full to
the Master of Professional Engineering.
3.1.2 If an award has been conferred for previous study, credit to a limit of 12 credit points
may be transferred to the Master of Professional Engineering.
3.1.3 Where study has been undertaken at postgraduate level in an institution which is
acceptable to the University of Sydney and no award has been granted, a maximum of 36
credit points may be transferred to the Master of Professional Engineering.
3.1.4 Credit may be transferred provided a credit average has been obtained and subject to
the approval of the Faculty.
4. Satisfactory Progress
4.1 The Dean may advise a student when his or her performance has been such that a rule
would normally be applied and call upon that student to show good cause why the rule
should not be applied; and where the student does not show good cause, apply the rule.
4.2 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 12 credit points at any stage of enrolment
in the Master of Professional Engineering will be required to show good cause why he or she
should be allowed to re-enrol and,
4.2.1 if good cause has not been established by the candidate with an engineering
bachelor’s degree, the student's enrolment will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma in
Engineering; or
4.2.2 if good cause has not been established by the candidate with a science or equivalent
bachelors degree, the student may be excluded.
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4.3 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 18 credit points at any stage of enrolment
in the Master of Professional Engineering will be required to show good cause why he or she
should be allowed to re-enrol and,
4.3.1 if good cause has not been established by the candidate with an engineering
bachelor’s degree, the student's enrolment will be transferred to the Graduate Certificate in
Engineering; or
4.3.2 if good cause has not been established by the candidate with a science or equivalent
bachelor’s degree, the student may be excluded.
4.4 A student who has failed a cumulative total of more than 18 credit points in the Master of
Professional Engineering will be required to show good cause why he or she should be
allowed to re-enrol.
4.5 If good cause has not been established, the Dean may, in accordance with the in
accordance with clause 16 of the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as
amended):
4.5.1 exclude the student from the degree course; or
4.5.2 permit the student to re-enrol in the degree course subject to restrictions on units of
study, which may include: completion of a unit or units of study within a specified time;
exclusion from a unit or units of study; and specification of the earliest date on which a
student may re-enrol in a unit or units of study.
4.5 Students deemed to be at risk of failing have failed to satisfactorily complete more than
50% of the credit points they are enrolled in for one semester or for a full year.
4.5.1 Students who have been identified as being at risk will:
4.5.1.1 be asked to consult an academic advisor; and
4.5.1.2 be asked to attend a Staying On Track Information Session.
4.5.1.3 A student may also be given a reduced enrolment load in the following semester with
conditions applied, including passing all credit points enrolled in before being allowed to
progress further with the degree.
5. Degree requirements
5.1 Master of Professional Engineering:
A candidate shall proceed—
5.1.1 by coursework and project, in accordance with sections 6 to 10;
6. A candidate proceeding by coursework and project shall:
6.1 Candidates with science or other degrees (non engineering background) must
complete coursework prescribed by the Committee to a total value of 60 credit points
specialist UOS from a specific discipline area and according to requirements prescribed in
the Faculty Postgraduate Tables. For Master’s degrees in a specific discipline area (i.e.,
Civil, Chemical, Mechanical and others), the prescribed core 48cp Units of Study of the
specialisation and additional 12cp specialised UOS listed in the Faculty Postgraduate Tables
must be completed. In addition, candidates must complete mandatory units of study to a total
value of 24 credit points coursework related to professional engineering practice, and
complete 12 credit points of industry based project.
6.2 Candidates with overseas engineering degrees must complete specialised units of
study coursework prescribed by the Committee to a total value of 24 credit points and
according to requirements prescribed in the Faculty Postgraduate Tables. For named
Master’s degrees, the prescribed core Units of Study of the specialisation listed in the Faculty
Postgraduate Tables must be completed. In addition, candidates must complete mandatory
units of study to a total value of 24 credit points coursework related to professional
engineering practice, complete 24 credit points of research practice; or 12 credit points of
professional engineering practice units of study and 12 credit points of industry experience
and placement, and complete 24 credit points of electives.
6.3 Candidates with engineering degrees and wanting to move into another area of
engineering practice must complete specialised units of study coursework prescribed by the
Committee to a total value of 36 credit points and according to requirements prescribed in
the Faculty Postgraduate Tables. For named Master’s degrees, the prescribed core Units of
Study of the specialisation listed in the Faculty Postgraduate Tables must be completed. In
addition, candidates must complete mandatory units of study to a total value of 24 credit
points coursework related to professional engineering practice, complete 24 credit points of
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research practice or 12 credit points of professional engineering practice units of study and
12 credit points of industry experience, and complete 12 credit points of electives.
6.4 Carry out under supervision a project in a field of study approved by the Committee and
submit for examination a report on such a project;
6.5 lodge with the school/schools two bound copies (typewritten or printed) of the project
report.
7. The Committee shall appoint a person who is a full-time member of the staff of the
University to act as supervisor in respect of the candidate’s project.
8. The school shall nominate at most two examiners of the project report for approval by the
Committee.
9. The results of the coursework and the examiners’ reports on the project report, together
with a recommendation from the head of school, shall be considered by the Committee which
shall determine the outcome of the candidature.
10. A candidate shall complete, to the satisfaction of the Committee, coursework prescribed
by the Committee to a total value of 24 credit points to 48 credit points of specialist units of
study and according to requirements prescribed in the Faculty Postgraduate Tables. For
named Master’s degrees, the prescribed core Units of Study of the specialisation listed in the
Faculty Postgraduate Tables must be completed. At least half of the Credit Points (i.e. 48
CPs) shall come from the area of the specialisation for candidates with non engineering
degrees, at least 24 Credit Points shall come from the area of the specialisation for
candidates with overseas engineering degrees and, at least at least 36 Credit Points shall
come from the area of the specialisation for candidates with engineering degrees wanting to
move into a different area of engineering practice.
11. Provided that at least half of the credit points required for any candidate shall be
completed from among the postgraduate units of study offered within the Faculty of
Engineering and IT, the Committee may permit any candidate to include within the
prescribed coursework up to 12 credit points and a maximum of 2 units of study of approved
postgraduate units of study from other faculties of the University of Sydney or other
institutions.
12. The degree of Master of Professional Engineering for candidates with an engineering
background may be awarded in the following subject areas and the testamur for the degree
shall specify the subject area:
12.1 Aerospace Engineering
12.2 Automation and Manufacturing Systems
12.3 Environmental Engineering
12.4 Sustainable Processing
12.5 Biophysical Processes
12.6 Structural Engineering
12.7 Geotechnical Engineering
12.8 Fluid and Wind Engineering
12.9 Environmental Fluids
12.10 Wireless Engineering
12.11 Network Engineering
12.12 Power Engineering
12.13 Biomedical Engineering
12.14 Mechanical Engineering
13. The degree of Master of Professional Engineering for candidates from non engineering
background may be awarded in the following discipline area and the named testamurs for the
degree shall specify the discipline area:
13.1 Civil Engineering
13.2 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
13.3 Mechanical Engineering
13.4 Electrical Engineering
13.5 Biomedical Engineering
13.6 Aerospace Engineering
14. Degree progression
14.1 Graduates with overseas Engineering degrees may discontinue the MPE after one year
of full-time candidature and shall be awarded a Master of Engineering as described in the
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Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies Resolutions pertaining to the awarding
of the Master of Engineering.
14.2 Graduates with an Engineering degree moving into another area of expertise may
discontinue the MPE after one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) candidature and shall
be awarded a Master of Engineering as described in the Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technologies Resolutions pertaining to the awarding of the Master of
Engineering.
14.2.1 Foundation units of study will not be counted towards the awarding of the degree of
ME.
14.3 Graduates with a Science or equivalent degree shall progress through the 96cp of the
MPE.
14.3.1 Candidates following this pathway must complete the 96cp to be awarded a degree.
15 Time limits
15.1 A student shall, unless special permission is granted by the Faculty, complete the
requirements of the degree, in the case of a full-time student not later than three years, and
in the case of a part-time student not later than six years, after the commencement of
candidature.
15.2 The Faculty may include in the minimum period of candidature time spent in advanced
study and research in the University of Sydney Faculty of Engineering and Information
Technologies (or any other institute as approved by the Faculty) prior to the application for
admission to candidature.
16 Details of units of study
16.1 The units of study for the Master of Professional Engineering are listed in the Table for
Master of Professional Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering and Information
Technologies Handbook.
16.2 A candidate for the course shall proceed by completing units of study as prescribed by
the Faculty.
16.3 A unit of study shall consist of such lectures, seminars, tutorial instructions, essays,
exercises, practical work, or project work as may be prescribed.
16.4 All units of study for a particular subject area may not be available every semester.
16.5 The Dean may allow substitution of any unit of study by another unit of study, including
units of study from other postgraduate coursework programs in the Faculty and elsewhere in
the University.
17. Enrolment in more/less than minimum load
17.1.1 A candidate proceeding on a full-time basis may enrol in a maximum of 24 credit
points per semester.
17.1.2 A candidate proceeding on a part-time basis may enrol in a minimum of 6 credit points
to a maximum of 24 credit points per semester.
18. Cross-institutional study
18.1 Cross-institutional study shall not be available to students enrolled in the Master of
Professional Engineering except where the University of Sydney has a formal cooperation
agreement with another university.
19. Restrictions on enrolment
19.1 Admission to the Master of Professional Engineering may be limited by a quota.
19.2 In determining the quota, the University will take into account:
19.2.1 availability of resources including space, laboratory and computing facilities; and
19.2.2 availability of adequate and appropriate supervision.
19.3 In considering an application for admission to candidature the Dean shall take account
of the quota and will select, in preference, applicants who are most meritorious in terms of
subsection 2, above.
20. Discontinuation of enrolment
20.1 A student who does not enrol in any semester without first obtaining written permission
from the Dean to suspend candidature will be deemed to have discontinued enrolment in the
course.
20.2 Students who have discontinued from the course will be required to apply for admission
to the course and be subject to admission requirements pertaining at that time.
21. Suspension of candidature
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21.1 A student may seek written permission from the Dean to suspend candidature in the
course.
21.2 Suspension may be granted for a maximum of two semesters.
22. Re-enrolment after an absence
22.1 A student who plans to re-enrol after a period of suspension must advise the Graduate
School of Engineering and IT in writing of their intention by no later than the end of October
for Semester One of the following year or the end of May for Semester Two of the same
year.
23. Assessment policy
23.1 On completion of the requirements for the course, the Faculty shall determine the
results of the candidature.
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Resolutions of the Senate
Master of Engineering, Graduate Diploma in Engineering, Graduate Certificate in
Engineering
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Master of Engineering, Graduate Diploma in
Engineering, Graduate Certificate in Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technologies are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Engineering, Graduate Diploma in Engineering, Graduate Certificate in
Engineering
1. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Engineering, Graduate Diploma in
Engineering and Master of Engineering
1.1 A candidate who has been admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Engineering shall:
1.1.1 complete a total of 24 credit points from units of study listed in the Faculty postgraduate
tables.
1.1.2 For named certificates, the prescribed core units of study of the specialisation listed in
the Faculty postgraduate tables must be completed. At least half of the credit points (that is,
12 credit points) shall come from the area of the specialisation.
1.2 A candidate who has been admitted to the Graduate Diploma in Engineering shall:
1.2.1 complete a total of 36 credit points from units of study listed in the Faculty postgraduate
tables.
1.2.2 For named certificates, the prescribed core units of study of the specialisation listed in
the Faculty postgraduate tables must be completed. At least half of the credit points (that is,
18 credit points) shall come from the area of the specialisation.
1.3 A candidate who has been admitted to the Master of Engineering shall proceed either:
1.3.1 by coursework and project, in accordance with the relevant sections of the Resolutions;
or
1.3.2 by coursework only, in accordance with the Resolutions.
1.4 A candidate proceeding by coursework and project shall:
1.4.1 complete coursework prescribed by the Committee to a total value of 24 credit points if
carrying out a 24 credit points project, or 30 credit points coursework if carrying out an 18
credit point project or 36 credit points coursework if carrying out a 12 credit point project;
1.4.2 carry out under supervision a project in a field of study approved by the Committee and
submit for examination a report on such a project;
1.4.3 lodge with the school two bound copies (typewritten or printed) of the project report.
1.5 A candidate proceeding by coursework only shall complete, to the satisfaction of the
Committee, coursework prescribed by the Committee to a total value of 48 credit points and
according to requirements prescribed in the Faculty postgraduate tables. For named masters
degrees, the prescribed core units of study of the specialisation listed in the Faculty
postgraduate tables must be completed. At least half of the credit points (that is, 24 CPs)
shall come from the area of the specialisation.
2. The degree of Master of Engineering may be awarded in the following subject areas and
the testamur for the degree shall specify the subject area:
2.1 Aerospace Engineering
2.2 Automation and Manufacturing Systems
2.3 Environmental Engineering
2.4 Sustainable Processing
2.5 Biophysical Processes
2.6 Structural Engineering
2.7 Geotechnical Engineering
2.8 Fluid and Wind Engineering
2.9 Environmental Fluids
2.10 Wireless Engineering
2.11 Network Engineering
2.12 Power Engineering
2.13 Biomedical Engineering
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of Engineering, Graduate Diploma in Engineering, Graduate Certificate in
Engineering
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Engineering, Graduate Diploma in
Engineering, Graduate Certificate in Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technologies are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Engineering, Graduate Diploma in Engineering, Graduate Certificate in
Engineering
1. Eligibility for admission
1.1 Except as provided in Part 9, the University of Sydney (Amendment Act) Rule 1999 of the
By-laws, an applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Engineering
shall:
1.1.1 be a graduate of Engineering at the University of Sydney; or
1.1.2 be a graduate of any other Faculty of the University of Sydney; and
1.1.3 have completed courses acceptable to the Faculty of Engineering and Information
Technologies.
1.1.4 be a graduate of another institution holding equivalent qualifications to those of a
graduate of the University of Sydney.
1.2 An applicant for admission to candidature shall apply in writing to the relevant School or
Schools of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies for such admission to
candidature.
2. Probationary admission
2.1 A candidate shall:
2.1.1 if required by the head of the school or schools concerned, produce evidence of such
engineering experience as the Committee for Postgraduate Studies shall consider
satisfactory;
2.1.2 engage in such study in engineering as the Committee shall prescribe for not less than
one year of full-time candidature or two years of part-time candidature;
2.1.3 unless granted an extension by the Committee, complete the requirements for the
degree within two years (full-time) or three years (part-time) of admission.
3. Credit transfer policy
3.1 Credit may be available for time spent or study done towards the Graduate Certificate of
Engineering, the Graduate Diploma of Engineering, and the Master of Engineering subject to
the approval of the Faculty and to the following guidelines:
3.1.1 If no award has been conferred for this study, credit may be transferred in full to the
Graduate Certificate of Engineering, the Graduate Diploma of Engineering, and the Master of
Engineering.
3.1.2 If an award has been conferred for this study, credit to a limit of 12 credit points may be
transferred to the Graduate Certificate of Engineering, 18 credit points to the Graduate
Diploma of Engineering, and 36 credit points to the Master of Engineering.
3.1.3 Credit may be transferred provided a credit average has been obtained and subject to
the approval of the Faculty.
4. Satisfactory progress
4.1 The Dean may advise a student when his or her performance has been such that a rule
would normally be applied and call upon that student to show good cause why the rule
should not be applied; and where the student does not show good cause, apply the rule.
4.2 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 12 credit points at any stage of enrolment
in the Master of Engineering will be required to show good cause why he or she should be
allowed to re-enrol and, if good cause has not been established, the student's enrolment will
be transferred to the graduate diploma;
4.3 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 18 credit points at any stage of enrolment
in the Master of Engineering and/or the graduate diploma will be required to show good
cause why he or she should be allowed to re-enrol and, if good cause has not been
established, the student's enrolment will be transferred to the graduate certificate;
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4.4 A student who has failed a cumulative total of more than 18 credit points in the Master of
Engineering and/or the graduate diploma and/or the graduate certificate will be required to
show good cause why he or she should be allowed to re-enrol.
4.5 If good cause has not been established, the Dean may, in accordance with clause 16 of
the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as amended):
4.5.1 exclude the student from the degree course; or
4.5.2 permit the student to re-enrol in the degree course subject to restrictions on units of
study, which may include: completion of a unit or units of study within a specified time;
exclusion from a unit or units of study; and specification of the earliest date on which a
student may re-enrol in a unit or units of study.
5. Degree requirements
5.1 Graduate Certificate:
5.1.1 A total of 24 credit points must be completed from the units of study listed in the Faculty
postgraduate tables appended to these resolutions.
5.1.2 For named certificates, the prescribed core units of study of the specialisation listed in
the Faculty postgraduate tables must be completed. At least half of the credit points (that is,
12 credit points) shall come from the area of the specialisation.
5.2 Graduate Diploma:
5.2.1 A total of 36 credit points must be completed.
5.2.2 For named diplomas, the prescribed core units of study of the specialisation listed in
the Faculty postgraduate tables must be completed. At least half of the credit points (that is,
18 credit points) shall come from the area of the specialisation.
5.3 Master of Engineering:
A candidate shall proceed either
5.3.1 by coursework and project, in accordance with sections 6 to 9; or
5.3.2 by coursework only, in accordance with section 10.
6. A candidate proceeding by coursework and project shall:
6.1 complete coursework prescribed by the Committee to a total value of 24 credit points if
carrying out a 24 credit points project, or 30 credit points coursework if carrying out an 18
credit point project or 36 credit points coursework if carrying out a 12 credit point project;
6.2 carry out under supervision a project in a field of study approved by the Committee and
submit for examination a report on such a project;
6.3 lodge with the school/schools two bound copies (typewritten or printed) of the project
report.
7. The Committee shall appoint a person who is a full-time member of the staff of the
University to act as supervisor in respect of the candidates project.
8. The school shall nominate at most two examiners of the project report for approval by the
Committee.
9. The results of the coursework and the examiners reports on the project report, together
with a recommendation from the head of school, shall be considered by the Committee which
shall determine the outcome of the candidature.
10. A candidate proceeding by coursework only shall complete, to the satisfaction of the
Committee, coursework prescribed by the Committee to a total value of 48 credit points and
according to requirements prescribed in the Faculty postgraduate tables. For named masters
degrees, the prescribed core units of study of the specialisation listed in the Faculty
postgraduate tables must be completed. At least half of the credit points (that is, 24 credit
points) shall come from the area of the specialisation.
11. Provided that at least half of the credit points required for any candidate shall be
completed from among the postgraduate units of study offered within the Faculty of
Engineering and IT, the Committee may permit any candidate to include within the
prescribed coursework up to 18 credit points and a maximum of 3 units of study of approved
postgraduate units of study from other faculties of the University of Sydney or other
institutions.
12. The degree of Master of Engineering may be awarded in the following subject areas and
the testamur for the degree shall specify the subject area:
12.1 Aerospace Engineering
12.2 Automation and Manufacturing Systems
12.3 Environmental Engineering
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12.4 Sustainable Processing
12.5 Biophysical Processes
12.6 Structural Engineering
12.7 Geotechnical Engineering
12.8 Fluid and Wind Engineering
12.9 Environmental Fluids
12.10 Wireless Engineering
12.11 Network Engineering
12.12 Power Engineering
12.13 Biomedical Engineering
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Resolutions of the Senate
Faculty of Health Sciences Masters degrees
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Masters degrees in the Faculty of Health
Sciences are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by
underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Masters degrees
1. The Faculty of Health Sciences offers the following master's degrees:
1.1 Master of Applied Science
1.1.1 The degree of Master of Applied Science is available in the following areas:
1.1.1.1 Behavioural Science
1.1.1.2 Biomedical Sciences
1.1.1.3 Communication Sciences and Disorders
1.1.1.4 Education
1.1.1.5 Exercise and Sport Science
1.1.1.6 Gerontology
1.1.1.7 Indigenous Community Health
1.1.1.8 Medical Radiation Sciences
1.1.1.9 Occupational Therapy
1.1.1.10 Orthoptics
1.1.1.11 Physiotherapy
1.1.1.12 Rehabilitation
1.1.1.13 Rehabilitation Counselling
1.1.1.14 Stuttering
1.2 Master of Health Science
1.2.1 The degree of Master of Health Science may be awarded in the grade of pass degree
or honours* degree in the following subject areas:
1.2.1.1 Augmentative and Alternative Communication
1.2.1.2 Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy
1.2.1.2 Clinical Data Management
1.2.1.3 Development Disability
1.2.1.4 Education
1.2.1.5 Exercise and Sport Science
1.2.1.6 Management
1.2.1.8 Manipulative Physiotherapy
1.2.1.7 Medical Radiations Sciences
1.2.1.8 Medical Sonography
1.2.1.11 Neurological Physiotherapy
1.2.1.12 Paediatric Physiotherapy
1.2.1.9 Physiotherapy
1.2.1.10 Sexual Health
1.2.1.15 Speech-Language Pathology
1.2.1.11 Sports Physiotherapy
* There shall be one level of honours.
1.3 Master of Health Sciences
1.4 Master of Communication Disorders (by research only)
1.5 Master of Diagnostic Radiography*
1.6 Master of Exercise and Sport Science*
1.6.1 The degree Master of Exercise and Sport Science will be awarded in the following
specialisations:
1.6.1.1 Master of Exercise and Sport Science (Clinical Exercise Science)*
1.6.1.2 Master of Exercise and Sport Science (Sports Performance)*
1.7 Master of Health Informatics*
1.8 Master of Nuclear Medicine*
1.9 Master of Occupational Therapy*
1.10 Master of Orthoptics
1.11 Master of Physiotherapy
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1.12 Master of Radiation Therapy*
1.13 Master of Rehabilitation Counselling
1.14 Master of Speech Language Pathology*
*May be awarded in the grade of pass degree or honours degree.
There shall be one level of honours.
1.15 The combined degrees of:
1.15.1 Master of Health Science (Sports Physiotherapy) and Master of Health Science
(Manipulative Physiotherapy)
1.15.1 Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Clinical Vision Sciences
1.15.2 Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Health Informatics
1.15.3 Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Rehabilitation Counselling
2. Eligibility for admission
2.1 The Faculty may, on the recommendation of the head of the academic unit concerned,
admit to candidature for a degree of master within the Faculty, an applicant:
2.1.1.1 who is a graduate of the University of Sydney and has completed courses
appropriate to the area of study in which the applicant seeks to proceed, provided that the
applicant's work is of sufficient merit; or
2.1.1.2 who has submitted evidence of general and professional qualifications to satisfy the
Faculty that the applicant possesses the educational preparation and capacity to pursue
graduate studies; and
2.1.2 who, in addition, meets any other requirements for admission to a particular program
that has been prescribed by Faculty.
2.2 Notwithstanding section 2.1, the Academic Board may admit a person to candidature in
accordance with the provisions of Part 9, section 47 of the University of Sydney (Amendment
Act) Rule 1999 (as amended).
3. Availability
3.1 Admission to candidature for any master's degree or any program within a master's
degree may be limited by quota.
3.2 In determining any quota the University will take into account:
3.2.1 availability of resources including space, library, equipment and computing facilities;
and
3.2.2 availability of adequate and appropriate supervision, including both the supervision of
research candidatures and the coordination of coursework programs.
3.3.1 In considering an application for admission to candidature the Faculty shall take
account of any quota; and
3.3.2 will select in preference applicants who are most meritorious in terms of section 2
above.
3.4 Before recommending the admission of any applicant the head of the academic unit
concerned shall ensure that the extent of the resources and supervision available:
3.4.1 is known to and understood by the applicant; and
3.4.2 is appropriate to the applicant's proposed area of study and research.
4. Preliminary studies
4.1 An applicant may be required to:
4.1.1 undertake preliminary or qualifying studies; and
4.1.2 complete such preliminary examinations as the Faculty may prescribe, before
admission to candidature.
4.2 Such an applicant shall complete the preliminary studies:
4.2.1 in not less than one semester; and
4.2.2 in not greater time than the Faculty may prescribe but in any case in not longer than
two years.
5. Probationary admission
5.1 A candidate may be accepted by the Faculty on a probationary basis for a period not
exceeding 12 months; and upon completion of this period the Faculty shall review the
candidate's work; and
5.1.1 either confirm the candidate's status with effect from the date of the original
acceptance; or
5.1.2 terminate the candidature.
6. Method of progression
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6.1 A candidate shall proceed:
6.1.1 primarily by research and thesis; or
6.1.2 by coursework and thesis; or
6.1.3 primarily by coursework.
7. Time limits
7.1 A candidate may be admitted to proceed on either a full-time basis or a part-time basis.
7.2 Except with the permission of the Faculty as provided in section 7.4 below:
7.2.1 a full-time candidate proceeding primarily by research and thesis shall complete the
requirements:
7.2.1.1 not earlier than the end of the fourth semester: and
7.2.1.2 not later than the end of the sixth semester of candidature;
7.2.2 a full-time candidate proceeding primarily by coursework shall complete the
requirements:
7.2.2.1 not earlier than the end of the second semester; and
7.2.2.2 not later than the end of the sixth semester of candidature;
7.2.2.3 except in the case of candidates proceeding to the award of the degrees of Master of
Diagnostic Radiography, Master of Exercise and Sport Science, Master of Nuclear Medicine,
Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Orthoptics, Master of Physiotherapy, Master of
Radiation Therapy, Master of Speech Language Pathology
7.2.2.4 where the minimum period of candidature is four semesters and the maximum period
of candidature is eight semesters;
7.2.3 a part-time candidate proceeding primarily by research and thesis shall complete the
requirements:
7.2.3.1 not earlier than the end of the sixth semester; and
7.2.3.2 not later than the end of the tenth semester of candidature;
7.2.4 a part-time candidate proceeding by coursework shall complete the requirements:
7.2.4.1 not earlier than the end of the fourth semester; and
7.2.4.2 not later than the end of the tenth semester of candidature.
7.3 The Faculty may in special circumstances:
7.3.1 extend a candidate's maximum period of candidature; and
7.3.2 prescribe special conditions to be fulfilled by the candidate.
7.4 The Faculty, at the time of admission to candidature, may permit a candidate proceeding
primarily by research and thesis who holds a bachelor's degree with first or second class
honours from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification, to complete the
requirements:
7.4.1 not earlier than the end of the first year of candidature if a full-time candidate; and
7.4.2 not earlier than the end of the second year of candidature if a part-time candidate.
8. Credit
8.1 The Faculty may, in respect of a candidate who before admission to candidature has
spent time in advanced study or research in the University of Sydney or in another university
or institution:
8.1.1 deem such time to have been time spent after admission to candidature; and
8.1.2 grant credit towards the degree on the basis of a course or courses regarded as
equivalent in workload and academic standard, provided that:
8.1.2.1 the time recognised or the credit granted represents no more than half of the total
candidature; and
8.1.2.2 any attendance requirements as may be prescribed by resolution of the Faculty are
met.
8.2 The Faculty may, under specific conditions prescribed by resolution of the Faculty, grant
credit additional to that specified in section 8.1.2 to holders of graduate diplomas awarded by
the Faculty.
9. Supervision
9.1.1 The Faculty shall appoint, on the recommendation of the head of the academic unit
concerned, a full-time member of the academic staff of the Faculty to act as supervisor of
each candidate proceeding primarily by research and thesis or by coursework and thesis;
and
9.1.2 may appoint, for each such candidate, an advisory committee.
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9.2 The Faculty shall appoint, on the recommendation of the head of the academic unit
concerned, a full-time member of the academic staff of the Faculty to act as supervisor or
adviser, as thought most appropriate for each candidate proceeding primarily by coursework.
9.3 The Faculty may appoint, on the recommendation of the head of the academic unit
concerned, from amongst appropriately qualified persons, an associate supervisor to assist
in the supervision of any candidature.
10. Enrolment
10.1 A candidate shall, unless otherwise permitted by the Faculty, enrol each year until the
requirements for the degree are completed or the candidature terminated.
10.2 A candidate readmitted to candidature after an absence of more than one year shall
complete the degree under such conditions as the Faculty shall determine.
11. Requirements for the degree
11.1 A candidate for the degree proceeding primarily by coursework shall complete the
courses for the degree:
11.1.1 as prescribed by the Faculty; and
11.1.2 set out in tables of units of study.
11.2 A candidate for the degree proceeding primarily by research and thesis or by
coursework and thesis shall:
11.2.1 complete the units of study for the degree as prescribed by the Faculty and set out in
tables of units of study;
11.2.2 carry out supervised research on a topic which has been approved by the Faculty on
the recommendation of the head of the academic unit concerned no later than the end of the
second semester of the full-time candidature or the third semester of part-time candidature;
11.2.3 write a thesis embodying the results of the research; and
11.2.3.1 in completion of the requirements for the degree, lodge with the Registrar three
copies of the thesis, typewritten and bound in either a temporary or permanent form.
11.3 Theses submitted in a temporary binding should be strong enough to withstand ordinary
handling and postage;
11.3.1 the preferred form of temporary binding is the 'perfect binding' system;
11.3.2 ring-back or spiral binding is not acceptable.
11.4 Theses submitted in a temporary form shall have fixed to the cover a label clearly
identifying:
11.4.1 the name of the candidate;
11.4.2 the title of the thesis; and
11.4.3 the year of submission.
11.5 Theses submitted in a bound form shall normally be on international standard A4 size
paper sewn and bound in boards covered with bookcloth or buckram or other binding fabric.
11.6 The title of the thesis, the candidate's initials and surname, the title of the degree, the
year of submission and the name of the University of Sydney should appear in lettering on
the front cover or on the title page.
11.7 The lettering on the spine, reading from top to bottom, should conform as far as
possible to the above except that the name of the University of Sydney may be omitted and
the thesis title abbreviated.
11.8 Supporting material should be bound in the back of the thesis as an appendix or in a
separate set of covers.
11.9 The degree shall not be awarded until the candidate has caused at least two copies of
the thesis (containing any corrections or amendments that may be required) to be bound in a
permanent form.
11.10 The candidate shall state in the thesis the sources from which the information was
derived, the extent to which the work of others has been used and the portion of the work
claimed as original.
11.11 The thesis shall be accompanied by a statement from the supervisor stating whether,
in the supervisor's opinion, the form of presentation of the thesis is satisfactory.
11.12.1 A candidate may not present as the thesis a work which has been presented for a
degree in this or another university, but will not be precluded from incorporating such in the
thesis;
11.12.2 provided that in presenting the thesis the candidate indicates the part of the work
which has been so incorporated.
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11.13 On completion of the requirements for the degree by a candidate proceeding primarily
by research and thesis or by coursework and thesis, the Faculty, on the recommendation of
the head of the academic unit concerned, shall appoint two examiners, of whom one shall
not be a member of the academic staff of the Faculty, to examine and report on the thesis.
11.14.1 All examiners shall be furnished with a copy of the course description and course
requirements as published in the Faculty Postgraduate Study booklet; and
11.14.2 be required to award marks/grades of fail, pass, credit, distinction and high
distinction according to the criteria demanded by the Faculty, which is available from Student
Central (Cumberland).
11.15 the reports of the examiners shall be made available to the head of the academic unit
concerned, who shall consult with the supervisor.
11.16 The head of the academic unit concerned shall report the result of the examination of
the candidature together with a recommendation concerning the award of the degree
(mark/grade) to the Faculty which shall determine the final result and its grade.
11.17 In special cases the Faculty may, on the recommendation of the head of the academic
unit concerned, require the candidate to take a further examination in the area of the thesis
which may be an oral examination to be held at the Faculty or at such other location as may
be determined by the Faculty.
11.18 The Faculty may permit an unsuccessful candidate to revise and resubmit the thesis
for re-examination if, in the opinion of the head of the academic unit concerned, the
candidate's work is of sufficient merit and may prescribe special conditions to be fulfilled by
the candidate.
11.19 On the completion of the requirements for the degree by a candidate proceeding
primarily by coursework the academic unit concerned shall report the results of the
examination of the coursework to the Faculty which shall determine the result of the
candidature.
12. Progress
12.1 A report on the progress towards completion of the requirements for the degree shall be
prepared by the appointed supervisor at least annually in respect of each candidate
proceeding primarily by research and thesis or by coursework and thesis.
12.2 The report shall be shown to the candidate and the candidate shall sign the report as
having sighted the contents.
12.3 The report, after signature by the candidate, shall be forwarded to the Faculty through
the head of the academic unit concerned.
12.4.1 The Faculty may, on the recommendation of the head of the academic unit
concerned, call upon any candidate to show cause why that candidature should not be
terminated by reason of unsatisfactory progress towards completion of the degree; and
where, in the opinion of the Faculty, the candidate does not show good cause, the Faculty
may terminate the candidature.
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Resolutions of the Senate
Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates
in the Faculty of Health Sciences are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates
1. Subject areas
1.1 The Graduate Diploma of Health Science may be taken in the following subject areas:
1.1.1 Augmentative and Alternative Communication
1.1.2 Education
1.1.3 Exercise and Sport Science
1.1.4 Health Information Management*
1.1.5 Manipulative Physiotherapy*
1.1.5 Medical Radiation Sciences
1.1.6 Medical Sonography
1.1.7 Physiotherapy*
1.1.8 Sexual Health
1.1.10 Sports Physiotherapy*
*No commencing students
1.2 A Graduate Diploma may be taken in the following subject areas:
1.2.1 Communication Disorders
1.2.2 Health Sciences
1.2.3 Rehabilitation Counselling
1.3 The Graduate Certificate of Health Science may be taken in
the following areas:
1.3.1 Augmentative and Alternative Communication
1.3.2 Casemix
1.3.3 Clinical Data Management
1.3.4 Developmental Disability
1.3.5 Education
1.3.6 Exercise and Sport Science
1.3.7 Medical Radiation Sciences
1.3.8 Medical Sonography
1.3.9 Physiotherapy*
1.3.10 Sexual Health
1.4 A Graduate Certificate may be taken in the following subject area:
1.4.1 Health Sciences
*No commencing students
2. Eligibility for admission
2.1 The Faculty may, on the recommendation of the head of the academic unit concerned,
admit to candidature for a graduate diploma or a graduate certificate within the Faculty an
applicant:
2.1.1.1 who is a graduate of the University of Sydney and has completed courses
appropriate to the area of study in which the applicant seeks to proceed, provided that the
applicant's work is of sufficient merit; or
2.1.1.2 who has submitted evidence of general and professional qualifications to satisfy the
Faculty that the applicant possesses the educational preparation and capacity to pursue
graduate studies; and
2.1.2 who, in addition, meets any other requirements for admission to a particular program
that has been prescribed by Faculty.
2.2 Notwithstanding section 2.1, the Academic Board may admit a person to candidature for
a graduate diploma or a graduate certificate in accordance with the provisions of Part 9,
section 47 of the University of Sydney (Amendment Act) Rule 1999 (as amended).
3. Availability
3.1 Admission to candidature for any graduate diploma or graduate certificate or for any
program within a graduate diploma or graduate certificate may be limited by quota.
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3.2 In determining any quota the University will take into account:
3.2.1 availability of resources including space, library, equipment and computing facilities;
and
3.2.2 availability of adequate and appropriate supervision, including both the supervision of
research candidatures and the coordination of coursework programs.
3.3 In considering an application for admission to candidature the Faculty shall take account
of any quota and will select in preference applicants who are most meritorious in terms of
section 2 above.
3.4 Before recommending the admission of any applicant the head of the academic unit
concerned shall ensure that the extent of the resources and supervision available:
3.4.1 is known to and understood by the applicant; and
3.4.2 is appropriate to the applicant's proposed area of study and research.
4. Preliminary studies
4.1 An applicant may be required to undertake preliminary or qualifying studies, and
complete such preliminary examinations as the Faculty may prescribe, before admission to
candidature.
4.2 Such an applicant shall complete the preliminary studies in not less than one semester
and in not greater time than the Faculty may prescribe.
5. Probationary admission
5.1 A candidate may be accepted by the Faculty on a probationary basis for a period not
exceeding 12 months, and upon completion of this period the Faculty shall review the
candidate's work and shall:
5.1.1 either confirm the candidate's status with effect from the date of the original
acceptance; or
5.1.2 terminate the candidature.
6. Time limits
6.1 A candidate may be admitted to proceed on either a full-time basis or a part-time basis.
7. Credit
7.1 The Faculty may, in respect of a candidate who before admission to candidature has
spent time in advanced study or research in the University of Sydney or in another university
or institution:
7.1.1 deem such time to have been time spent after admission to candidature; and
7.1.2 grant credit towards the graduate diploma on the basis of a course or courses regarded
as equivalent in workload and academic standard provided that:
7.1.2.1 the time recognised or the credit granted represents no more than half of the total
candidature; and
7.1.2.2 any attendance requirements as may be prescribed by resolution of the Faculty are
met.
8. Enrolment
8.1 A candidate shall, unless otherwise permitted by the Faculty, enrol each year until the
requirements for the graduate diploma are completed or the candidature terminated.
8.2 A candidate readmitted to candidature after an absence of more than one year shall
complete the graduate diploma under such conditions as the Faculty shall determine.
9. Requirements for the graduate diploma
9.1 A candidate for the graduate diploma or graduate certificate shall complete the courses
as prescribed by the Faculty and set out in tables of courses.
9.2 On the completion of the requirements for the graduate diploma or graduate certificate
the head of the academic unit concerned shall report the results of the examination of the
coursework to the Faculty which shall determine the result of the candidature.
10. Progress
10.1 The Faculty may, on the recommendation of the head of the academic unit concerned,
call upon any candidate to show cause why that candidature should not be terminated by
reason of unsatisfactory progress towards completion of the graduate diploma or graduate
certificate; and where, in the opinion of the Faculty, the candidate does not show good
cause, the Faculty may terminate the candidature.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of Health Sciences
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Health Sciences in the Faculty of
Health Sciences are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions
indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Health Sciences
1. Admission
1.1 Applicants for admission as candidates for the Master of Health Sciences shall possess:
1.1.1 a bachelor's degree in health science with satisfactory performance; or
1.1.2 a bachelor's degree in social, welfare or biological sciences, with satisfactory
performance; or
1.1.3 a bachelor's degree in a health profession with satisfactory performance; or
1.1.4 other general and professional qualifications and/or experience as will satisfy the
Faculty that the applicant possesses the educational preparation and capacity to pursue
graduate studies and satisfy such additional requirements for admission to the program, as
may be prescribed by the Faculty.
1.2 Articulation into the Master of Health Sciences honours degree is contingent upon the
student achieving an overall credit average and distinction in at least two units of study in the
Master of Health Sciences pass degree.
2. Units of study
2.1 A student who is a candidate for the pass degree is to complete all core and elective
units of study for the pass degree, as set out in the chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences
handbook relating to the degree.
2.2 A student who is a candidate for the honours degree is to:
2.2.1 meet the requirements for admission to the honours degree; and
2.2.2 complete all core and elective units of study for the honours degree, as set out in the
chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences handbook relating to the degree.
2.3 Units of study may specify assumed knowledge or prerequisite or corequisite units of
study.
2.3.1 The Dean may permit a student to enrol in a unit of study without having completed the
specified prerequisite or corequisite units of study.
3. Requirements for the Master of Health Sciences
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Health Sciences, a candidate shall complete
successfully:
3.1.1 48 credit points units of study including:
3.1.1.1 at least 12 credit points of core units; and
3.1.1.2 36 credit points of elective units of study; or
3.1.1.3 36 credit points of specialist stream units of study as prescribed by the requirements
relevant to that stream.
3.2 A student who completes 36 credit points of units of study can choose to exit from the
master's degree, and qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences.
4. Combined degrees and specially designated streams
4.1 The degree may be taken in the following specialist stream of study, which will be
specified on the testamur:
4.1.1 Gerontology
4.1.2 Indigenous Community Health
4.1.3 Occupational Therapy
4.1.4 Speech Pathology
5. Requirements for honours degrees
5.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Health Sciences honours degree, a candidate
shall complete successfully
5.1.1 60 credit points units of study including:
5.1.1.1 48 credit points units of study with a 65 percent pass or better in all units of study,
including a 75 percent pass or better in at least two units of study, and as specified under
sections 3.1.1, 3.1.1.1, 3.1.1.2 and 3.1.1.3; and
5.1.1.2 an additional 12 credit points units of study in the form of a 'dissertation'.
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6. Award of the Master of Health Sciences
6.1 The Master of Health Sciences will be awarded in two grades, namely pass and honours.
6.1.1 There shall be one level of honours award.
Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Exit only)
1. Units of study
1.1 A student who is a candidate for Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences is to complete all
core and elective units of study, as set out in the chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences
handbook relating to the course.
1.2 Units of study may specify assumed knowledge or prerequisite or corequisite units of
study.
1.2.1 The Dean may permit a student to enrol in a unit of study without having completed the
specified prerequisite or corequisite units of study.
2. Requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences
2.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences, a candidate shall
complete successfully:
2.1.1 36 credit points units of study including:
2.1.1.1 at least 12 credit points of core units; and
2.1.1.2 24 credit points of elective units of study; or
2.1.1.3 24 credit points of specialist stream units of study as prescribed by the requirements
relevant to that stream.
3. Combined degrees and specially designated streams
3.1 The Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences may be taken in the following specialist
stream of study, which will be specified on the testamur:
3.1.1 Gerontology
3.1.2 Indigenous Community Health
3.1.3 Occupational Therapy
3.1.4 Orthoptics
3.1.5 Speech Pathology
4. Award of the Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences
4.1 The Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences will be awarded in one grade only, namely
pass.
Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences
1. Admission
1.1 Applicants for admission as candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences
shall possess:
1.1.1 a bachelor's degree in health science with satisfactory performance, or;
1.1.2 a bachelor's degree in social, welfare or biological sciences, with satisfactory
performance; or
1.1.3 a bachelor's degree in a health profession with satisfactory performance, or;
1.1.4 other general and professional qualifications and/or experience as will satisfy the
Faculty that the applicant possesses the educational preparation and capacity to pursue
graduate studies and satisfy such additional requirements for admission to the program, as
may be prescribed by the Faculty.
2. Units of study
2.1 A student who is a candidate for Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences is to complete
all core and elective units of study, as set out in the chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences
handbook relating to the course.
2.2 Units of study may specify assumed knowledge or prerequisite or corequisite units of
study.
2.2.1 The Dean may permit a student to enrol in a unit of study without having completed the
specified prerequisite or corequisite units of study.
3. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences, a candidate shall
complete successfully:
3.1.1 24 credit points units of study including:
3.1.1.1 at least 12 credit points of core units; and
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3.1.1.2 12 credit points of elective units of study; or
3.1.1.3 12 credit points of specialist stream units of study as prescribed by the requirements
relevant to that stream.
4. Combined degrees and specially designated streams
4.1 The Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences may be taken in the following specialist
stream of study, which will be specified on the testamur:
4.1.1 Gerontology
4.1.2 Indigenous Community Health
4.1.3 Occupational Therapy
4.1.4 Orthoptics
4.1.5 Speech Pathology
4.2 Specialist stream of study for development and offer from 2009 may include:
4.2.1 Behavioural Science
4.2.2 Health Science Education
5. Award of the Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences
5.1 The Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences will be awarded in one grade only, namely
pass.
Faculty rules
1. Details of units of study
1.1 Details of units of study that may be taken for the degree are set out in the entry for the
degree in the Faculty of Health Sciences Handbook.
2. Enrolment in more or less than minimum load
2.1 Students who have a shown significant academic ability may, at the discretion of the
Dean, be allowed to undertake more than the prescribed 24 credit points per semester.
2.2 Except with the permission of the Dean a student may not enrol in units of study with a
total value of more than 30 credit points in any one semester.
2.3 Students who can demonstrate good reason as to why they should be allowed to
undertake less than 12 credit points in any one semester may, at the discretion of the Dean,
be permitted to do so.
3. Cross-institutional study
3.1 Master of Health Sciences
3.1.1 The credit granted on the basis of work completed at another university or institution as
part of a program of cross-institutional study may not exceed 24 credit points.
3.1.2 The credit granted on the basis of work completed at another institution other than a
University may not exceed 16 credit points.
3.2 Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences
3.2.1 The credit granted on the basis of work completed at another university or institution as
part of a program of cross-institutional study may not exceed 18 credit points.
3.2.2 The credit granted on the basis of work completed at another institution other than a
University may not exceed 12 credit points.
3.3 Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences
3.3.1 The credit granted on the basis of work completed at another university or institution as
part of a program of cross-institutional study may not exceed 12 credit points.
3.3.2 The credit granted on the basis of work completed at another institution other than a
University may not exceed 8 credit points.
4. Restrictions on enrolment
4.1 In considering an application for admission to candidature the Faculty will select in
preference applicants who are most meritorious in terms of the admission criteria.
4.2 The enrolment of candidates in units of study shall be limited by the exigencies of the
timetable.
4.3 The applicant must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Faculty, that during the
candidature the student will be able to complete clinical and professional experience required
for the course.
5. Discontinuation of enrolment
5.1 A student who wishes to suspend or discontinue his or her candidature is to apply to do
so in accordance with the procedures set out in the Faculty of Health Sciences Handbook.
6. Suspension of candidature
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6.1 Suspension of candidature is only applicable in cases of hardship or activities on the part
of the student that are of national or state importance/are of a significant nature.
6.2 Examples of hardship may be illness or financial difficulties.
Activities of a significant nature may be the inclusion of the student on a national sporting
team, orchestra, etc that requires him/her to travel extensively for a specific period of time.
6.3 The granting of a suspension of candidature is at the discretion of the Dean.
6.4 Suspension of candidature will be for a minimum of one semester and a maximum of two
semesters and may be granted only once during the degree.
6.5 In cases where a suspension of candidature is not granted, students may be required to
discontinue their studies and follow the procedures for re-enrolment after an absence.
7. Re-enrolment after an absence
7.1 A student returning after an approved period of suspension may re-enrol in accordance
with the current procedures for continuing students.
7.2 A student who has discontinued his or her candidature or whose candidature has lapsed,
is to reapply for admission to candidature. Such an application must be lodged by the
advertised closing date in accordance with the usual procedures for the course and will be
considered with all other applications received that year for that course.
8. Satisfactory progress
8.1 To satisfy the academic requirement for a University award, students must obtain a
passing grade in all units of study in their courses.
8.2 Students must repeat failed units of study or their equivalent at the first opportunity and
will be permitted to progress to the next semester in addition to repeating failed units of
study, providing course requirements, including any prerequisites, corequisites and
attendance requirements, can be met.
8.3 The Faculty of Health Sciences' 'Removal or Restriction of Students on Clinical
Education of Fieldwork Placements' policy may apply where a candidate is deemed to be
unsatisfactory at any time during a clinical or professional placements.
8.4 Detailed information about progression and show cause was set out in the Faculty of
Health Sciences Handbook.
9. Time limit
9.1 A candidate for the Master of Health Sciences may proceed on a full-time or part-time
basis.
9.1.1 A full-time student shall complete the requirements for the pass degree no later than at
the end of the second semester of candidature.
9.1.2 A full-time student shall complete the requirements for the honours degree no later than
at the end of the first semester of honours candidature.
9.1.3 A part-time student shall complete the requirements for the pass degree no later than
at the end of the fourth semester of candidature.
9.1.4 A part-time student shall complete the requirements for the honours degree no later
than at the end of the second semester of honours candidature.
9.1.5 All students must complete the requirements for the degree within four calendar years
of first enrolment.
9.2 A candidate for the Diploma in Health Sciences may proceed on a full-time or part-time
basis.
9.2.1 A full-time student shall complete the requirements for the Diploma in Health Sciences
no later than at the end of nine months of candidature.
9.2.2 A part-time student shall complete the requirements for the Diploma in Health Sciences
no later than at the end of the third semester of candidature.
9.2.3 All students must complete the requirements for the Diploma in Health Sciences within
three calendar years of first enrolment.
9.3 A candidate for the Certificate in Health Sciences may proceed on a full-time or part-time
basis.
9.3.1 A full-time student shall complete the requirements for the Certificate in Health
Sciences no later than at the end of the first semester of candidature.
9.3.2 A part-time student shall complete the requirements for the Certificate in Health
Sciences no later than at the end of the second semester of candidature.
9.3.3 All students must complete the requirements for the Certificate in Health Sciences
within two calendar years of first enrolment.
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10. Credit Transfer Policy
10.1 Master of Health Sciences
10.1.1 The credit granted on the basis of work completed or prior learning at another course
at this University or another university may not exceed 24 credit points.
10.1.2 The credit granted on the basis of work completed in the Graduate Certificate in
Health Sciences of this University which articulates with this degree may not exceed 24
credit points.
10.1.3 The credit granted on the basis of work completed in the Graduate Diploma in Health
Sciences of this University which articulates with this degree may not exceed 36 credit
points.
10.1.4 The credit granted on the basis of work completed at an institution other than a
university may not exceed 16 credit points.
10.1.5 Credit will not be granted for any units of study which were completed more than five
years before admission or re-admission to candidature.
10.2 Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences
10.2.1 The credit granted on the basis of work completed or prior learning at another course
at this University or another university may not exceed 18 credit points.
10.2.2 The credit granted on the basis of work completed in the Graduate Certificate in
Health Sciences of this University which articulates with this graduate diploma may not
exceed 24 credit points.
10.2.3 The credit granted on the basis of work completed at an institution other than a
university may not exceed 12 credit points.
10.2.4 Credit will not be granted for any units of study which were completed more than five
years before admission or re-admission to candidature.
10.3 Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences
10.3.1 The credit granted on the basis of work completed or prior learning at another course
at this University or another university may not exceed 12 credit points.
10.3.2 The credit granted on the basis of work completed at an institution other than a
university may not exceed 8 credit points.
10.3.3 Credit will not be granted for any units of study which were completed more than five
years before admission or re-admission to candidature.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Law
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Law and Graduate Diploma in Law in
the Faculty of Law are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions
indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Laws
4. Requirements for honours degrees
4.1 The degree of Master of Laws (LLM) by thesis is awarded at Honours 1, Honours 2 or
Pass level.
4.2 A candidate for the Master of Laws (LLM) by coursework who first enrolled after 1
January 1999 is not eligible for Honours unless they first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and
are currently enrolled in Honours as at 1 January 2009.
4.3 A candidate for the Master of Laws (LLM) by coursework who first enrolled before 1
January 1999 is eligible to enrol for an Honours dissertation if the candidate obtains an
average mark of 75 or above determined from the best 36 credit points. The following
conditions apply:
4.3.1 A candidate who has failed one unit of study twice or who has failed two units of study
is not eligible for Honours.
4.3.2 A candidate who wishes to offer the Postgraduate Coursework Committee an
explanation for a failure which the candidate claims to be relevant in deciding eligibility for the
award of Honours must do so as soon as possible after the failure.
4.3.3 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee or its nominee may allow a candidate to
enrol for an Honours dissertation before all required units of study have been completed.
4.3.4 The dissertation topic must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the
Postgraduate Coursework Committee after receipt of a recommendation from the Program
Coordinator.
4.3.5 When nominating a topic the candidate must outline briefly the matter to be dealt with
in the dissertation.
4.3.6 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee must appoint a full-time member of the
University's academic staff to act as supervisor for each candidate enrolled for an Honours
dissertation.
4.3.7 The required dissertation length is approximately 20,000 words.
4.3.8 The dissertation shall be at a standard determined by the Postgraduate Coursework
Committee.
4.4 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of Laws (LLM) by coursework who
first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of study required for the
degree and the Honours dissertation, is calculated as follows:
4.4.1 Where a candidate has not chosen to complete an Independent Research Project, the
average mark for the calculation of Honours is determined using the marks from:
4.4.1.1 the candidate's 36 best credit points and the dissertation; or
4.4.1.2 the candidate's 48 credit points and half of the total marks from the dissertation,
whichever is the higher.
4.4.2 Where a candidate has chosen to complete an Independent Research Project, the
average mark for the calculation of Honours is determined by using the marks from:
4.4.2.1 the candidate's 24 best credit points and the combined mark of the Independent
Research Project and the dissertation; or
4.4.2.2 the candidate's 36 best credit points and half the combined mark of the Independent
Research Project and dissertation, whichever is the higher.
4.5 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of Laws (LLM) by coursework who
first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of study required for the
Degree and the Honours dissertation but has failed a unit of study, is calculated by taking the
average mark of:
4.5.1 the candidate's 48 credit points and half the dissertation mark if the candidate has not
chosen to complete an Independent Research Project; or
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4.5.2 the candidate's 36 best credit points and half the combined mark for the Independent
Research Project and dissertation if the candidate has chosen to complete an Independent
Research Project.
4.6 The final grade for Honours for Candidates in the Master of Laws (LLM) by coursework
who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is calculated as follows:
4.6.1 First Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark is 85 percent
or above, with a discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to award First Class
Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below 85 percent.
4.6.2 Second Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within
the range 78-84 percent, with discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to
award Second Class Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below
78 percent.
4.6.3 A pass degree may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within the
range 50–77 percent.
4.6.4 A candidate's average mark for coursework is determined in accordance with section 8
of these resolutions.
8. Assessment policy
8.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master of Laws (LLM) by Coursework up to 50% of the unit of study attendance.
Graduate Diploma in Law
7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master of Laws (LLM) by Coursework up to 50% of the unit of study attendance.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of Administrative Law and Policy
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Administrative Law and Policy in the
Faculty of Law are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated
by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Administrative Law and Policy
2. Units of study
2.4 Table of units of study: Master of Administrative Law and Policy (MALP)
2.4.2 Optional units of study
2.4.2.1 Comparative Constitutional Law
2.4.2.2 Dispute Resolution in Australia
2.4.2.3 Drugs, Drug Policy and the Law
2.4.2.4 Environmental Impact Assessment Law
2.4.2.5 Environmental Planning Law
2.4.2.6 Federal Jurisdiction
2.4.2.7 Government Regulation, Health Policy and Ethics
2.4.2.5 Immigration and Nationality Law
2.4.2.6 Judicial Review: Principles, Policy and Procedure
2.4.2.7 Law, Ageing and Disability
2.4.2.8 Local Government Law
2.4.2.9 Privacy, Surveillance and Fair Information Practices
2.4.2.10 Refugee Law
2.4.2.11 Law of Tax Administration
4. Requirements for Honours
4.1 A candidate for the Master of Administrative Law and Policy (MALP) who first enrolled
after 1 January 1999 is not eligible for Honours unless they first enrolled before 1 January
1999 and are currently enrolled in Honours as at 1 January 2009.
4.2 A candidate for the Master of Administrative Law and Policy (MALP) who first enrolled
before 1 January 1999 is eligible to enrol for an Honours dissertation if the candidate obtains
an average mark of 75 or above determined from the best 36 credit points. The following
conditions apply:
4.2.1 A candidate who has failed one unit of study twice or who has failed two units of study
is not eligible for Honours.
4.2.2 A candidate who wishes to offer the Postgraduate Coursework Committee an
explanation for a failure which the candidate claims to be relevant in deciding eligibility for the
award of Honours must do so as soon as possible after the failure.
4.2.3 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee or its nominee may allow a candidate to
enrol for an Honours dissertation before all required units of study have been completed.
4.2.4 The dissertation topic must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the
Postgraduate Coursework Committee after receipt of a recommendation from the Program
Coordinator.
4.2.5 When nominating a topic the candidate must outline briefly the matter to be dealt with
in the dissertation.
4.2.6 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee must appoint a full-time member of the
University's academic staff to act as supervisor for each candidate enrolled for an Honours
dissertation.
4.2.7 The required dissertation length is approximately 20,000 words.
4.2.8 The dissertation shall be at a standard determined by the Postgraduate Coursework
Committee.
4.3 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of Administrative Law and Policy
(MALP) who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of study
required for the degree and the Honours dissertation, is calculated:
4.3.1 using the marks from the best 36 credit points and the dissertation, or
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4.3.2 the marks from the best 48 credit points and half the dissertation, whichever is the
higher.
4.4 The award of Honours to a candidate who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who
has completed all units of study required for the Degree and the Honours dissertation but has
failed a unit of study, is calculated by taking the average of the marks from the candidate's 48
credit points and half the total marks from the dissertation.
4.5 The final grade for Honours for candidates who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is
calculated as follows:
4.5.1 The dissertation has a value of 24 credit points, producing a 72 notional credit point
denominator for the purpose of this calculation.
4.5.2 First Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark is 85 percent
or above, with a discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to award First Class
Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below 85 percent.
4.5.3 Second Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within
the range 78–84 percent, with discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to
award Second Class Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below
78 percent.
4.5.4 A pass degree may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within the
range 50–77 percent.
4.5.5 A candidate's average mark for coursework is determined in accordance with section 8
of these resolutions.
8. Assessment policy
8.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master of Administrative Law and Policy (MALP) up to 50% of the unit of study
attendance.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of Asian and Pacific Legal Systems
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Asian and Pacific Legal Systems in
the Faculty of Law are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions
indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Asian and Pacific Legal Systems
4. Requirements for Honours
4.1 A candidate for the Master of Asian and Pacific Legal Systems (MAPLS) who first
enrolled after 1 January 1999 is not eligible for Honours unless they first enrolled before 1
January 1999 and are currently enrolled in Honours as at 1 January 2009.
4.2 A candidate for the Master of Asian and Pacific Legal Systems (MAPLS) who first
enrolled before 1 January 1999 is eligible to enrol for an Honours dissertation if the candidate
obtains an average mark of 75 or above determined from the best 36 credit points. The
following conditions apply:
4.2.1 A candidate who has failed one unit of study twice or who has failed two units of study
is not eligible for Honours.
4.2.2 A candidate who wishes to offer the Postgraduate Coursework Committee an
explanation for a failure which the candidate claims to be relevant in deciding eligibility for the
award of Honours must do so as soon as possible after the failure.
4.2.3 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee or its nominee may allow a candidate to
enrol for an Honours dissertation before all required units of study have been completed.
4.2.4 The dissertation topic must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the
Postgraduate Coursework Committee after receipt of a recommendation from the Program
Coordinator.
4.2.5 When nominating a topic the candidate must outline briefly the matter to be dealt with
in the dissertation.
4.2.6 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee must appoint a full-time member of the
University's academic staff to act as supervisor for each candidate enrolled for an Honours
dissertation.
4.2.7 The required dissertation length is approximately 20,000 words.
4.2.8 The dissertation shall be at a standard determined by the Postgraduate Coursework
Committee.
4.3 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of Asian and Pacific Legal Systems
(MAPLS) who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of study
required for the degree and the Honours dissertation, is calculated:
4.3.1 using the marks from the best 36 credit points and the dissertation, or
4.3.2 the marks from the best 48 credit points and half the dissertation, whichever is the
higher.
4.4 The award of Honours to a candidate who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who
has completed all units of study required for the degree and the Honours dissertation but has
failed a unit of study, is calculated by taking the average of the marks from the candidate's 48
credit points and half the total marks from the dissertation.
4.5 The final grade for Honours for candidates who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is
calculated as follows:
4.5.1 The dissertation has a value of 24 credit points, producing a 72 notional credit point
denominator for the purpose of this calculation.
4.5.2 First Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark is 85 percent
or above, with a discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to award First Class
Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below 85 percent.
4.5.3 Second Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within
the range 78-84 percent, with discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to
award Second Class Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below
78 percent.
4.5.4 A pass degree may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within the
range 50–77 percent.
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4.5.5 A candidate's average mark for coursework is determined in accordance with section 8
of these resolutions.
8. Assessment policy
8.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master Asian and Pacific Legal Systems (MAPLS) up to 50% of the unit of study
attendance.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of Business Law
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Business Law in the Faculty of Law
are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined,
deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Business Law
7. Assessment policy
7.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master Business Law (MBL) up to 50% of the unit of study attendance.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law, Graduate Diploma in Corporate Securities and
Finance Law
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law and the
Graduate Diploma in Corporate Securities and Finance Law in the Faculty of Law are
amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined,
deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law
2. Units of study
2.3 List of units of study: Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law (GradDipCommLaw)
2.3.1 Optional units of study
2.3.1.1 Advanced Financing Techniques
2.3.1.1.1 Candidates who do not have a background in Australian corporate law are
encouraged to undertake Introductory Corporate Law and possibly Debt Financing or Equity
Financing before taking this unit.
2.3.1.2 Advanced International Trade Regulation World Trade Organisation Law II
2.3.1.3 Chinese Legal System and Foreign Investment Law
2.3.1.3 Comparative Competition Law
2.3.1.4 Comparative Constitutional Law
2.3.1.5 Consumer Protection Law - Regulation of Unfair Marketing Practices
2.3.1.6 Corporate Fundraising
2.3.1.7 Current Issues in Defamation Law
2.3.1.8 Debt Financing
2.3.1.8.1 Candidates who do not have a background in Australian corporate law are
encouraged to undertake Introductory Corporate Law before taking this unit.
2.3.1.9 Equity Financing
2.3.2.9.1 Candidates who do not have a background in Australian corporate law are
encouraged to undertake Introductory Corporate Law before taking this unit.
2.3.2.10 Insolvency Law
2.3.2.11 Intellectual Property: Issues in Marketing Rights
2.3.2.12 International Business Law
2.3.2.13 International Commercial Arbitration
2.3.1.14 International Trade Regulation World Trade Organisation Law I
2.3.1.15 Issues in the Law of Copyright
2.3.1.16 Maritime Law
2.3.1.17 Modern Corporate Governance
2.3.1.18 Principles of Defamation Law
2.3.1.19 Privacy, Surveillance and Fair Information Practices
2.3.1.20 Regulation of Collective Investments
2.3.1.21 Regulation of Derivatives, Products and Markets
2.3.1.21 Restitution for Ineffective Contracts
2.3.1.22 Restitution for Unjust Enrichment
2.3.1.23 Takeovers and Reconstructions
2.3.1.24 The Legal System of the European Union
2.3.1.25 Trade and Commerce in European Law
7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law (GradDipCommLaw) up to 50% of the
unit of study attendance.
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Graduate Diploma in Corporate Securities and Finance Law
2. Units of study
2.3 Table of units of study: Graduate Diploma in Corporate Securities and Finance Law
(GradDipCorpLaw)
2.3.1 Optional units of study
2.3.1.1 In addition to the subjects listed in 2.3.1.2-2.3.1.21, candidates may also take one
unit of study not on the prescribed list, including from among those units listed for the Master
of Taxation (MTax).
2.3.1.2 Advanced Financing Techniques
2.3.1.2.1 Candidates who do not have a background in Australian corporate law are
encouraged to undertake Introductory Corporate Law and possibly Debt Financing or Equity
Financing before taking this unit.
2.3.1.3 Advanced International Trade Regulation World Trade Organisation Law II
2.3.1.4 Comparative Competition Law
2.3.1.5 Comparative Corporate Taxation
2.3.1.6 Comparative International Taxation
2.3.1.7 Corporate Fundraising
2.3.1.8 Corporate Taxation
2.3.1.9 Debt Financing
2.3.1.9.1 Candidates who do not have a background in Australian corporate law are
encouraged to undertake Introductory Corporate Law before taking this unit.
2.3.1.10 Doing Business in China
2.3.1.11 Equity Financing
2.3.1.11.1 Candidates who do not have a background in Australian corporate law are
encouraged to undertake Introductory Corporate Law before taking this unit.
2.3.1.12 Intellectual Property: Issues in Marketing Rights
2.3.1.13 International Business Law
2.3.1.14 International Commercial Arbitration
2.3.1.15 International Trade Regulation World Trade Organisation Law I
2.3.1.16 Labour Law in the New Economy
2.3.1.17 Modern Corporate Governance
2.3.1.18 Regulation of Derivatives Products & Markets
2.3.1.18 Stamp Duties
2.3.1.19 Takeovers and Reconstructions
2.3.1.20 Taxation of Financial Transactions
2.3.1.20.1 This unit replaces Taxation of Financial Institutions and Financial Transactions. It
is recommended that candidates who are not working in the field of tax and have not
completed an undergraduate tax unit in Australia in the past five years undertake The Impact
of Tax on Business Structures and Operations before enrolling in this unit.
7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Graduate Diploma in Corporate Securities and Finance Law (GradDipCorpLaw)
up to 50% of the unit of study attendance.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of Criminology, Graduate Diploma in Criminology
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Criminology and Graduate Diploma
in Criminology in the Faculty of Law are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as
follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Criminology
2. Units of study
2.5 Table of units of study: Master of Criminology (MCrim) by Coursework
2.5.2 Optional units of study
2.5.2.1 Advanced Criminal Law Contemporary Challenges for Criminal Law
2.5.2.1.1 This unit is only available to candidates who have completed an undergraduate unit
of study in criminal law or equivalent.
2.5.2.2 Advanced Forensic Psychiatry
2.5.2.2.1 This unit of study is only available to candidates who have completed Forensic
Psychiatry.
2.5.2.3 Contemporary Crime Issues
2.5.2.4 Critical Issues in Crime Research and Policy
2.5.2.4.1 This unit of study is only available to candidates who have completed Crime,
Research and Policy.
2.5.2.5 Criminal Justice: Developments in Prevention and Control
2.5.2.6 Criminal Procedures
2.5.2.7 Death Law
2.5.2.8 Environmental Criminology
2.5.2.9 Explaining Punishment
2.5.2.10 Forensic Psychiatry
2.5.2.11 Gender, Race and Crime
2.5.2.12 Hate Crime
2.5.2.13 International and Comparative Criminal Justice
2.5.2.14 Policing Australian Society
2.5.2.15 Policing Bodies: Crime, Sexuality and Reproduction
2.5.2.16 Young People, Crime and the Law
4. Requirements for honours degrees
4.1 The degree of Master of Criminology (MCrim) by thesis is awarded at Honours 1,
Honours 2 or Pass level.
4.2 A candidate for the Master of Criminology (MCrim) who first enrolled after 1 January
1999 is not eligible for Honours unless they first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and are
currently enrolled in Honours as at 1 January 2009.
4.3 A Candidate for the Master of Criminology (MCrim) by coursework who first enrolled
before 1 January 1999 and who attains the required standard is eligible to enrol for an
Honours dissertation. The following conditions apply:
4.3.1 A candidate who has failed one unit of study twice or who has failed two units of study
is not eligible for Honours.
4.3.2 A candidate who wishes to offer the Postgraduate Coursework Committee an
explanation for a failure which the candidate claims to be relevant in deciding eligibility for the
award of Honours must do so as soon as possible after the failure.
4.3.3 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee or its nominee may allow a candidate to
enrol for an Honours dissertation before all required units of study have been completed.
4.3.4 The dissertation topic must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the
Postgraduate Coursework Committee after receipt of a recommendation from the Program
Coordinator.
4.3.5 When nominating a topic the candidate must outline briefly the matter to be dealt with
in the dissertation.
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4.3.6 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee must appoint a full-time member of the
University's academic staff to act as supervisor for each candidate enrolled for an Honours
dissertation.
4.3.7 The required dissertation length is approximately 20,000 words.
4.3.8 The dissertation shall be at a standard determined by the Postgraduate Coursework
Committee.
4.4 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of Criminology (MCrim) by
coursework who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of
study required for the Degree and the Honours dissertation, is calculated as follows:
4.4.1 Where a candidate has not chosen to complete a Criminology Research Project, the
average mark for the calculation of Honours is determined using the marks from:
4.4.1.1 the candidate's 36 best credit points and the dissertation; or
4.4.1.2 the candidate's 48 credit points and half of the total marks from the dissertation,
whichever is the higher.
4.4.2 Where a candidate has chosen to complete a Criminology Research Project, the
average mark for the calculation of Honours is determined by using the marks from:
4.4.2.1 the candidate's 24 best credit points and the combined mark of the Criminology
Research Project and the dissertation; or
4.4.2.2 the candidate's 36 best credit points and half the combined mark of the Criminology
Research Project and dissertation, whichever is the higher.
4.5 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of Criminology (MCrim) by
coursework who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of
study required for the degree and the Honours dissertation but has failed a unit of study, is
calculated by taking the average mark of:
4.5.1 the candidate's 48 credit points and half the dissertation mark if the candidate has not
chosen to complete a Criminology Research Project; or
4.5.2 the candidate's 36 best credit points and half the combined mark for the Criminology
Research Project and dissertation if the candidate has chosen to complete a Criminology
Research Project.
4.6 The final grade for Honours for Candidates in the Master of Criminology (MCrim) by
coursework who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is calculated as follows:
4.6.1 First Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark is 85 percent
or above, with a discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to award First Class
Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below 85 percent.
4.6.2 Second Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within
the range 78-84 percent, with discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to
award Second Class Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below
78 percent.
4.6.3 A pass degree may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within the
range 50–77 percent.
4.6.4 A candidate's average mark for coursework is determined in accordance with section 8
of these resolutions.
8. Assessment policy
8.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master of Criminology (MCrim) by coursework up to 50% of the unit of study
attendance.
Graduate Diploma in Criminology
7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Graduate Diploma in Criminology (GradDipCrim) up to 50% of the unit of study
attendance.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of Environment Law, Master of Environmental Science and Law, Graduate
Diploma in Environment Law
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Environment Law, the Master of
Environmental Science and Law and Graduate Diploma in Environment Law in the Faculty of
Law are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by
underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Environmental Law
2. Units of study
2.4 List of units of study: Master of Environmental Law (MEL)
2.4.2 Optional units of study
2.4.2.1 Administrative Law
2.4.2.2 Asia Pacific Environmental Law
2.4.2.3 Asia Pacific Environmental Law Journal
2.4.2.4 Biodiversity Law
2.4.2.5 Comparative Environmental Law
2.4.2.6 Dispute Resolution in Australia
2.4.2.7 Environmental Criminology
2.4.2.8 Environmental Dispute Resolution
2.4.2.9 Environmental Economics
2.4.2.9.1 Candidates who have previously completed Public Policy are not permitted to enrol
in this unit.
2.4.2.10 Environmental Impact Assessment Law
2.4.2.11 Environmental Planning Law
2.4.2.12 European Environmental Law
2.4.2.13 Heritage Law
2.4.2.14 Integrated Natural Resources Management
2.4.2.15 International Environmental Law
2.4.2.16 International Law and Australian Institutions
2.4.2.17 Judicial Review - Principles, Policy and Procedure
2.4.2.18 Law and Legal Culture in Asia/Pacific (12 credit points)
2.4.2.19 Law of the Sea
2.4.2.20 Local Government Law
2.4.2.21 Modern Corporate Governance
2.4.2.22 Native Title – Perspectives on Co-existence
2.4.2.23 Pollution Law
2.4.2.24 Protection of the Antarctic Environment
2.4.2.25 Public Policy
2.4.2.25.1 Candidates who have completed Public Sector Policy 1, Taxation and Social
Policy or Environmental Economics are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
2.4.2.26 Sustainable Development Law in China (12 credit points)
4. Requirements for honours degrees
4.1 A candidate for the Master of Environmental Law (MEL) who first enrolled after 1 January
1999 is not eligible for Honours unless they first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and are
currently enrolled in Honours as at 1 January 2009.
4.2 A candidate for the Master of Environmental Law (MEL) who first enrolled before 1
January 1999 is eligible to enrol for an Honours dissertation if the candidate obtains an
average mark of 75 or above determined from the best 36 credit points. The following
conditions apply:
4.2.1 A candidate who has failed one unit of study twice or who has failed two units of study
is not eligible for Honours.
4.2.2 A candidate who wishes to offer the Postgraduate Coursework Committee an
explanation for a failure which the candidate claims to be relevant in deciding eligibility for the
award of Honours must do so as soon as possible after the failure.
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4.2.3 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee or its nominee may allow a candidate to
enrol for an Honours dissertation before all required units of study have been completed.
4.2.4 The dissertation topic must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the
Postgraduate Coursework Committee after receipt of a recommendation from the Program
Coordinator.
4.2.5 When nominating a topic the candidate must outline briefly the matter to be dealt with
in the dissertation.
4.2.6 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee must appoint a full-time member of the
University's academic staff to act as supervisor for each candidate enrolled for an Honours
dissertation.
4.2.7 The required dissertation length is approximately 20,000 words.
4.2.8 The dissertation shall be at a standard determined by the Postgraduate Coursework
Committee.
4.3 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of Environmental Law (MEL) who first
enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of study required for the
degree and the Honours dissertation, is calculated:
4.3.1 using the marks from the best 36 credit points and the dissertation or
4.3.2 the marks from the best 48 credit points and half the dissertation, whichever is the
higher.
4.4 The award of Honours to a candidate who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who
has completed all units of study required for the degree and the Honours dissertation but has
failed a unit of study, is calculated by taking the average of the marks from the candidate's 48
credit points and half the total marks from the dissertation.
4.5 The final grade for Honours for candidates who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is
calculated as follows:
4.5.1 The dissertation has a value of 24 credit points, producing a 72 notional credit point
denominator for the purpose of this calculation.
4.5.2 First Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark is 85 percent
or above, with a discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to award First Class
Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below 85 percent.
4.5.3 Second Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within
the range 78–84 percent, with discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to
award Second Class Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below
78 percent.
4.5.4 A Pass degree may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within the
range 50–77 percent.
4.5.5 A candidate's average mark for coursework is determined in accordance with section 8
of these resolutions.
8. Assessment policy
8.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master Environmental Law (MEL) up to 50% of the unit of study attendance.
Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law
7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law (GradDipEnvLaw) up to 50% of the
unit of study attendance.
Master of Environmental Science and Law
4. Details of units of study
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4.1 The units of study for the Master of Environmental Science and Law are listed in the
following table (in accordance with requirements in subsection 3):
Unit of study
Unless otherwise indicated, all units are worth 6 credit points
Core units
LAWS6252
Legal Reasoning and Common Law System
LAWS6044
Environmental Law and Policy
Science Units (* = recommended)
ENVI5501
Environmental Research Project (12cp)
ENVI5705*
Ecological Principles for Environmental Scientists
ENVI5707
Energy - Sources, Uses and Alternatives
ENVI5708*
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
ENVI5808*
Applied Ecology for Environmental Scientists
ENVI5809
Computer Modeling and Resource Management
GEOG5001
Geographic Information Science A
GEOG5002
Geographic Information Science B
MARS5001
Coastal Processes and Systems
WILD5001
Australasian Wildlife: Introduction
WILD5002
Australasian Wildlife: Field Studies
Law units (# = offered every second year)
LAWS6041
Environmental Dispute Resolution
LAWS6042
Environmental Economics
LAWS6043
Environmental Impact Assessment Law
LAWS6045
Environmental Planning Law
LAWSXXXX
European Environmental Law
LAWS6055
Heritage Law
LAWS6081
Integrated Natural Resources Management
LAWS6061
International Environmental Law
LAWS6082#
Pollution Law
LAWS6154
Sustainable Development Law in China
LAWS6163
Energy Law
LAWS6165
Biodiversity Law
LAWS6186
Native Title - Co-Existence Perspectives
LAWS6191#
Water Law
LAWS6257
Public Policy
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of Health Law, Graduate Diploma in Health Law, Graduate Diploma in Public
Health Law
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Health Law, Graduate Diploma in
Health Law and Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law in the Faculty of Law are amended,
with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions
indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Health Law
2. Units of study
2.4 Table of units of study: Master of Health Law (MHL)
2.4.1 Compulsory units of study
2.4.1.1 Health Law for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health Professionals or
Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System
2.4.1.1.1 Candidates in the Master of Health Law (MHL) who do not hold a law degree or
equivalent qualification as specified in 1.5 of these resolutions must enrol in either Health
Law for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health Professionals or Legal
Reasoning and the Common Law System, but not both. Candidates are encouraged to enrol
in Health Law for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health Professionals where
possible.
2.4.1.1.2 Candidates must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in either Health Law
for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health Professionals or Legal Reasoning and
the Common Law System before being permitted to enrol in other law units.
2.4.1.2 In addition to the requirements in 2.4.1.1, candidates are required to complete 3 out
of the following 4 units of study:
2.4.1.2.1 Government Regulation, Health Policy and Ethics
2.4.1.2.2 Health Care and Professional Liability
2.4.1.2.3 Information Rights in Health Care
2.4.1.2.4 Critical Issues in Public Health Law
2.4.1.2.4.1 The unit of study New Directions in Public Health Law and Policy may be
substituted for Critical Issues in Public Health Law as a compulsory unit for credit towards the
Master of Health Law (MHL).
2.4.2 Optional units of study
2.4.2.1 Advanced Forensic Psychiatry
2.4.2.2 Death Law
2.4.2.3 Dispute Resolution in Australia
2.4.2.4 Drugs, Drug Policy and the Law
2.4.2.5 Forensic Psychiatry
2.4.2.6 Genetics and the Law
2.4.2.7 Health Law and Globalisation
2.4.2.8 Law, Ageing and Disability
2.4.2.9 Law, Ethics and the Autonomy Rationale
2.4.2.10 Law Reform: Processes, Practices and Problems
2.4.2.11 Legal Issues in Health Care and Technology
2.4.2.12 Mediation - Skills and Theory
2.4.2.13 New Directions in Public Health Law and Policy
2.4.2.14 Policing Bodies: Crime, Sexuality and Reproduction
2.4.2.15 Privacy, Surveillance and Fair Information Practices
2.4.2.15 Reproduction and the Law
4. Requirements for Honours degrees
4.1 A candidate for the Master of Health Law (MHL) who first enrolled after 1 January 1999 is
not eligible for Honours unless they first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and are currently
enrolled in Honours as at 1 January 2009.
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4.2 A candidate for the Master of Health Law (MHL) who first enrolled before 1 January 1999
is eligible to enrol for an Honours dissertation if the candidate obtains an average mark of 75
or above determined from the best 36 credit points. The following conditions apply:
4.2.1 A candidate who has failed one unit of study twice or who has failed two units of study
is not eligible for Honours.
4.2.2 A candidate who wishes to offer the Postgraduate Coursework Committee an
explanation for a failure which the candidate claims to be relevant in deciding eligibility for the
award of Honours must do so as soon as possible after the failure.
4.2.3 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee or its nominee may allow a candidate to
enrol for an Honours dissertation before all required units of study have been completed.
4.2.4 The dissertation topic must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the
Postgraduate Coursework Committee after receipt of a recommendation from the Program
Coordinator.
4.2.5 When nominating a topic the candidate must outline briefly the matter to be dealt with
in the dissertation.
4.2.6 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee must appoint a full-time member of the
University's academic staff to act as supervisor for each candidate enrolled for an Honours
dissertation.
4.2.7 The required dissertation length is approximately 20,000 words.
4.2.8 The dissertation shall be at a standard determined by the Postgraduate Coursework
Committee.
4.3 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of Health Law (MHL) who first
enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of study required for the
degree and the Honours dissertation, is calculated:
4.3.1 using the marks from the best 36 credit points and the dissertation, or
4.3.2 the marks from the best 48 credit points and half the dissertation, whichever is the
higher.
4.4 The award of Honours to a candidate who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who
has completed all units of study required for the degree and the Honours dissertation but has
failed a unit of study, is calculated by taking the average of the marks from the candidate's 48
credit points and half the total marks from the dissertation.
4.5 The final grade for Honours for candidates who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is
calculated as follows:
4.5.1 The dissertation has a value of 24 credit points, producing a 72 notional credit point
denominator for the purpose of this calculation.
4.5.2 First Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark is 85 percent
or above, with a discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to award First Class
Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below 85 percent.
4.5.3 Second Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within
the range 78–84 percent, with discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to
award Second Class Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below
78 percent.
4.5.4 A Pass degree may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within the
range 50–77 percent.
4.5.5 A candidate's average mark for coursework is determined in accordance with section 8
of these resolutions.
8. Assessment policy
8.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master Health Law (MHL) up to 50% of the unit of study attendance.
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Graduate Diploma in Health Law
2. Units of study
2.4 Table of units of study: Graduate Diploma in Health Law (GradDipHL)
2.4.1 Compulsory units of study
2.4.1.1 Health Law for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health Professionals or
Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System
2.4.1.1.1 Candidates in the Graduate Diploma in Health Law (GradDipHL) who do not hold a
law degree or equivalent qualification as specified in 1.5 of these resolutions must enrol in
either Health Law for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health Professionals or
Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System, but not both. Candidates are encouraged to
enrol in Health Law for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health Professionals
where possible.
2.4.1.1.2 Candidates must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in either Health Law
for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health Professionals or Legal Reasoning and
the Common Law System before being permitted to enrol in other law units.
2.4.1.2 Health Care and Professional Liability
2.4.1.3 Information Rights in Health Care
2.4.2 Optional units of study
2.4.2.1 Advanced Forensic Psychiatry
2.4.2.2 Critical Issues in Public Health Law
2.4.2.3 Death Law
2.4.2.4 Dispute Resolution in Australia
2.4.2.5 Drugs, Drug Policy and the Law
2.4.2.6 Forensic Psychiatry
2.4.2.7 Genetics and the Law
2.4.2.8 Government Regulation, Health Policy and Ethics
2.4.2.9 Health Law and Globalisation
2.4.2.10 Law, Ageing and Disability
2.4.2.11 Law, Ethics and the Autonomy Rationale
2.4.2.12 Law Reform: Processes, Practices and Problems
2.4.2.13 Legal Issues in Health Care and Technology
2.4.2.14 Mediation - Skills and Theory
2.4.2.15 New Directions in Public Health Law and Policy
2.4.2.16 Policing Bodies: Crime, Sexuality and Reproduction
2.4.2.15 Privacy, Surveillance and Fair Information Practices
2.4.2.17 Reproduction and the Law
7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Graduate Diploma in Health Law (GradDipHL) up to 50% of the unit of study
attendance.
Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law
2. Units of study
2.4 Table of units of study: Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law (GradDipPubHL)
2.4.1 Compulsory units of study
2.4.1.1 Health Law for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health Professionals or
Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System
2.4.1.1.1 Candidates in the Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law (GradDipPubHL) who do
not hold a law degree or equivalent qualification as specified in 1.5 of these resolutions must
enrol in either Health Law for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health
Professionals or Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System, but not both. Candidates
are encouraged to enrol in Health Law for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health
Professionals where possible.
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2.4.1.1.2 Candidates must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in either Health Law
for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health Professionals or Legal Reasoning and
the Common Law System before being permitted to enrol in other law units.
2.4.1.2 Critical Issues in Public Health Law
2.4.1.3 New Directions in Public Health Law and Policy
2.4.2 Optional units of study
2.4.2.1 Drugs, Drug Policy and the Law
2.4.2.2 Genetics and the Law
2.4.2.3 Government, Regulation, Health Policy and Ethics
2.4.2.4 Health Law and Globalisation
2.4.2.5 Law, Ageing and Disability
2.4.2.6 Legal Issues in Health Care and Technology
2.4.2.7 Policing Bodies: Crime, Sexuality and Reproduction
2.4.2.8 Pollution Law
2.4.2.8 Privacy, Surveillance and Fair Information Practices
2.4.2.9 Reproduction and the Law
2.4.2.10 Work Safety
7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law (GradDipPubHL) up to 50% of the unit
of study attendance.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Graduate Diploma in International Business Law
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Graduate Diploma in International Business
Law in the Faculty of Law are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Graduate Diploma in International Business Law
2. Units of study
2.4 Table of units of study: Graduate Diploma in International Business Law
(GradDipIntBusL)
2.4.1 Core units of study
2.4.1.1 Candidates are required to complete at least 2 out of the following units of study:
2.4.1.1.1 Comparative International Taxation
2.4.1.1.2 International Business Law
2.4.1.1.3 International Commercial Arbitration
2.4.1.1.4 International Trade Regulation World Trade Organisation Law I
2.4.2 Optional units of study
2.4.2.1 Advanced International Trade Regulation World Trade Organisation Law II
2.4.2.2 Chinese Legal System and Foreign Investment Law
2.4.2.2 Comparative Competition Law
2.4.2.3 Comparative Corporate Taxation
2.4.2.4 Comparative Value Added Tax
2.4.2.5 Doing Business in China
2.4.2.6 GST - International Issues
2.4.2.7 International Investment Law
2.4.2.8 Introduction to Chinese Law
2.4.2.8.1 Candidates who have previously completed Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal
Systems (12 credit points) are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
2.4.2.9 Law and Society in Indonesia
2.4.2.10 Maritime Law
2.4.2.11 Modern Corporate Governance
2.4.2.12 Public International Law
2.4.2.13 Tax Law in Asia and the Pacific
2.4.2.14 Tax Treaties
2.4.2.15 The Legal System of the European Union
2.4.2.16 Trade and Commerce in European Law
2.4.2.17 Transfer Pricing in International Taxation
7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Graduate Diploma in International Business Law (GradDipIntBusL) up to 50% of
the unit of study attendance.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of International Law, Graduate Diploma in International Law
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of International Law and Graduate
Diploma in International Law in the Faculty of Law are amended, with effect from 1 January
2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of International Law
2. Units of study
2.4 List of units of study: Master of International Law (MIL)
2.4.2 Core units of study
2.4.2.1 International Business Law
2.4.2.2 International Commercial Arbitration
2.4.2.3 International Environmental Law
2.4.2.4 International Human Rights
2.4.2.5 International Law and the Use of Armed Force
2.4.2.6 International Trade Regulation World Trade Organisation Law I
2.4.2.7 Law and Society in Indonesia
2.4.2.8 Law of the Sea
2.4.2.9 Protection of the Antarctic Environment
2.4.2.10 Refugee Law
2.4.2.11 Theories of International Law
2.4.3 Optional units of study
2.4.3.1 Advanced International Trade Regulation World Trade Organisation Law II
2.4.3.2 Asia Pacific Environmental Law
2.4.3.3 Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems (12 credit points)
2.4.3.3.1 Candidates undertaking this unit are not permitted to enrol in Introduction to
Chinese Law.
2.4.3.4 Chinese Legal System & Foreign Investment Law
2.4.3.4 Comparative Competition Law
2.4.3.5 Comparative Constitutional Law
2.4.3.6 Comparative Environmental Law
2.4.3.7 Comparative International Taxation
2.4.3.8 Doing Business in China
2.4.3.9 European Environmental Law
2.4.3.10 Health Law and Globalisation
2.4.3.11 Human Rights and the Global Economy
2.4.3.12 Immigration and Nationality Law
2.4.3.13 International and Comparative Criminal Justice
2.4.3.14 International Investment Law
2.4.3.15 International Law Research Project (12 credit points)
2.4.3.16 Introduction to Chinese Law
2.4.3.16.1 Candidates who have previously completed Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal
Systems (12 credit points) are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
2.4.3.17 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System
2.4.3.17.1 Candidates who do not hold a law degree or equivalent qualification may
undertake this unit prior to enrolling in other law units.
2.4.3.18 Maritime Law
2.4.3.19 Sustainable Development Law in China (12 credit points)
2.4.3.20 Tax Law in Asia and the Pacific
2.4.3.21 Tax Treaties
2.4.3.22 The Legal System of the European Union
2.4.3.23 Trade and Commerce in European Law
7. Assessment policy
7.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
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requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master International Law (MIL) up to 50% of the unit of study attendance..
Graduate Diploma in International Law
2. Units of study
2.4 Table of units of study: Graduate Diploma in International Law (GradDipIL)
2.4.2 Core units of study
2.4.2.1 International Business Law
2.4.2.2 International Commercial Arbitration
2.4.2.3 International Environmental Law
2.4.2.4 International Human Rights
2.4.2.5 International Law and the Use of Armed Force
2.4.2.6 International Trade Regulation World Trade Organisation Law I
2.4.2.7 Law and Society in Indonesia
2.4.2.8 Law of the Sea
2.4.2.9 Protection of the Antarctic Environment
2.4.2.10 Refugee Law
2.4.2.11 Theories of International Law
2.4.3 Optional units of study
2.4.3.1 Advanced International Trade Regulation World Trade Organisation Law II
2.4.3.2 Asia Pacific Environmental Law
2.4.3.3 Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems (12 credit points)
2.4.3.3.1 Candidates undertaking this unit are not permitted to enrol in Introduction to
Chinese Law.
2.4.3.4 Chinese Legal System & Foreign Investment Law
2.4.3.4 Comparative Competition Law
2.4.3.5 Comparative Environmental Law
2.4.3.6 Comparative International Taxation
2.4.3.7 Doing Business in China
2.4.3.8 European Environmental Law
2.4.3.9 Health Law and Globalisation
2.4.3.10 Human Rights and the Global Economy
2.4.3.11 Immigration and Nationality Law
2.4.3.12 International and Comparative Criminal Justice
2.4.3.13 International Investment Law
2.4.3.14 Introduction to Chinese Law
2.4.3.14.1 Candidates who have previously completed Chinese Laws & Chinese Legal
Systems (12 cp) are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
2.4.3.15 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System
2.4.3.15.1 Candidates who do not hold a law degree or equivalent qualification may
undertake this unit prior to enrolling in other law units.
2.4.3.16 Maritime Law
2.4.3.17 Sustainable Development Law in China (12 credit points)
2.4.3.18 Tax Law in Asia and the Pacific
2.4.3.19 Tax Treaties
2.4.3.20 The Legal System of the European Union
2.4.3.21 Trade and Commerce in European Law
7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Graduate Diploma in International Law up to 50% of the unit of study
attendance.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of Jurisprudence, Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Jurisprudence and Graduate Diploma
in Jurisprudence in the Faculty of Law are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as
follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Jurisprudence
4. Requirements for honours degrees
4.1 A candidate for the Master of Jurisprudence (MJur) who first enrolled after 1 January
1999 is not eligible for Honours unless they first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and are
currently enrolled in Honours as at 1 January 2009.
4.2 A candidate for the Master of Jurisprudence (MJur) who first enrolled before 1 January
1999 is eligible to enrol for an Honours dissertation if the candidate obtains an average mark
of 75 or above determined from the marks obtained in the best 24 credit points and the
research project. The following conditions apply:
4.2.1 A candidate who has failed one unit of study twice or who has failed two units of study
is not eligible for Honours.
4.2.2 A candidate who wishes to offer the Postgraduate Coursework Committee an
explanation for a failure which the candidate claims to be relevant in deciding eligibility for the
award of Honours must do so as soon as possible after the failure.
4.2.3 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee or its nominee may allow a candidate to
enrol for an Honours dissertation before all required units of study have been completed.
4.2.4 The dissertation topic must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the
Postgraduate Coursework Committee after receipt of a recommendation from the Program
Coordinator.
4.2.5 When nominating a topic the candidate must outline briefly the matter to be dealt with
in the dissertation.
4.2.6 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee must appoint a full-time member of the
University's academic staff to act as supervisor for each candidate enrolled for an Honours
dissertation.
4.2.7 The required dissertation length is approximately 20,000 words.
4.2.8 The dissertation shall be at a standard determined by the Postgraduate Coursework
Committee.
4.3 The award of Honours to a candidate for the Master of Jurisprudence (MJur) who first
enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of study required for the
degree, the Jurisprudence Research Project and the Honours dissertation, is calculated:
4.3.1 using the marks of the candidate's 24 best credit points, the Jurisprudence Research
Project and the dissertation.
4.4 The award of Honours to a candidate who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who
has completed all units of study required for the degree, the Jurisprudence Research Project
and the Honours dissertation, but has failed a unit of study, is calculated by taking the
average mark of the candidate's 36 best credit points, the Jurisprudence Research Project
and half total marks from the dissertation.
4.5 The final grade for Honours for candidates who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is
calculated as follows:
4.5.1 The dissertation has a value of 24 credit points, producing a 72 notional credit point
denominator for the purpose of this calculation.
4.5.2 First Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark is 85 percent
or above, with a discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to award First Class
Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below 85 percent.
4.5.3 Second Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within
the range 78–84 percent, with discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to
award Second Class Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below
78 percent.
4.5.4 A pass degree may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within the
range 50–77 percent.
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4.5.5 A candidate's average mark for coursework is determined in accordance with section 8
of these resolutions.
8. Assessment policy
8.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master Jurisprudence up to 50% of the unit of study attendance..
Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence
7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence up to 50% of the unit of study attendance.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of Labour Law and Relations
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Labour Law and Relations in the
Faculty of Law are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated
by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Labour Law and Relations
2. Units of study
2.4 Table of units of study: Master of Labour Law and Relations (MLLR)
2.4.2 Optional units of study
2.4.2.1 Advanced Employment Law
2.4.2.2 Comparative Industrial Law
2.4.2.3 Discrimination in the Workplace
2.4.2.4 Dispute Resolution in Australia
2.4.2.5 Immigration and Labour Law
2.4.2.6 Labour Law in the New Economy
2.4.2.7 Mediation - Skills and Theory
2.4.2.8 Trade Union Law
2.4.2.8 Workplace Bargaining
2.4.2.9 Work Safety
4. Requirements for honours degrees
4.1 A candidate for the Master of Labour Law and Relations (MLLR) who first enrolled after 1
January 1999 is not eligible for Honours unless they first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and
are currently enrolled in Honours as at 1 January 2009.
4.2 A candidate for the Master of Labour Law and Relations (MLLR) who first enrolled before
1 January 1999 is eligible to enrol for an Honours dissertation if the candidate obtains an
average mark of 75 or above determined from the best 36 credit points. The following
conditions apply:
4.2.1 A candidate who has failed one unit of study twice or who has failed two units of study
is not eligible for Honours.
4.2.2 A candidate who wishes to offer the Postgraduate Coursework Committee an
explanation for a failure which the candidate claims to be relevant in deciding eligibility for the
award of Honours must do so as soon as possible after the failure.
4.2.3 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee or its nominee may allow a candidate to
enrol for an Honours dissertation before all required units of study have been completed.
4.2.4 The dissertation topic must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the
Postgraduate Coursework Committee after receipt of a recommendation from the Program
Coordinator.
4.2.5 When nominating a topic the candidate must outline briefly the matter to be dealt with
in the dissertation.
4.2.6 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee must appoint a full-time member of the
University's academic staff to act as supervisor for each candidate enrolled for an Honours
dissertation.
4.2.7 The required dissertation length is approximately 20,000 words.
4.2.8 The dissertation shall be at a standard determined by the Postgraduate Coursework
Committee.
4.3 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of Labour Law and Relations (MLLR)
who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of study required
for the degree and the Honours dissertation, is calculated:
4.3.1 using the marks from the best 36 credit points and the dissertation or
4.3.2 the marks from the best 48 credit points and half the dissertation, whichever is the
higher.
4.4 The award of Honours to a candidate who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who
has completed all units of study required for the degree and the Honours dissertation but has
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failed a unit of study, is calculated by taking the average of the marks from the candidate's 48
credit points and half the total marks from the dissertation.
4.5 The final grade for Honours for candidates who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is
calculated as follows:
4.5.1 The dissertation has a value of 24 credit points, producing a 72 notional credit point
denominator for the purpose of this calculation.
4.5.2 First Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark is 85 percent
or above, with a discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to award First Class
Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below 85 percent.
4.5.3 Second Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within
the range 78-84 percent, with discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to
award Second Class Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below
78 percent.
4.5.4 A pass degree may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within the
range 50–77 percent.
4.5.5 A candidate's average mark for coursework is determined in accordance with section 8
of these resolutions.
8. Assessment policy
8.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master of Labour Law and Relations (MLLR) up to 50% of the unit of study
attendance.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of International Taxation, Master of Taxation, Graduate Diploma in Taxation
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of International Taxation, Master of
Taxation and Graduate Diploma in Taxation in the Faculty of Law are amended, with effect
from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by
strikethrough):
Master of International Taxation
2. Units of study
2.4 Table of units of study: Master of International Taxation (MIntTax)
2.4.2 Optional units of study
2.4.2.1 Advanced Goods and Services Tax
2.4.2.2 Australian International Taxation
2.4.2.3 Comparative Corporate Taxation
2.4.2.4 Comparative Value Added Tax
2.4.2.5 GST – International Issues
2.4.2.6 Public Policy
2.4.2.6.1 Candidates who have completed Public Sector Policy 1, Taxation and Social Policy
or Environmental Economics are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
2.4.2.7 Law of Tax Administration
2.4.2.8 Tax Law in Asia and the Pacific
2.4.2.9 Tax Treaties
2.4.2.10 Taxation of Business and Investment Income A
2.4.2.10.1 This unit replaces New Income Tax System. Candidates who have previously
completed New Income Tax System are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
2.4.2.11 Taxation of Controlled Foreign Companies, Foreign Investment Funds and
Transferor Trusts
2.4.2.12 Transfer Pricing in International Taxation
4. Requirements for honours degrees
4.1 A candidate for the Master of International Taxation (MIntTax) who first enrolled after 1
January 1999 is not eligible for Honours unless they first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and
are currently enrolled in Honours as at 1 January 2009.
4.2 A candidate for the Master of International Taxation (MIntTax) who first enrolled before 1
January 1999 is eligible to enrol for an Honours dissertation if the candidate obtains an
average mark of 75 or above determined from the best 36 credit points. The following
conditions apply:
4.2.1 A candidate who has failed one unit of study twice or who has failed two units of study
is not eligible for Honours.
4.2.2 A candidate who wishes to offer the Postgraduate Coursework Committee an
explanation for a failure which the candidate claims to be relevant in deciding eligibility for the
award of Honours must do so as soon as possible after the failure.
4.2.3 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee or its nominee may allow a candidate to
enrol for an Honours dissertation before all required units of study have been completed.
4.2.4 The dissertation topic must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the
Postgraduate Coursework Committee after receipt of a recommendation from the Program
Coordinator.
4.2.5 When nominating a topic the candidate must outline briefly the matter to be dealt with
in the dissertation.
4.2.6 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee must appoint a full-time member of the
University's academic staff to act as supervisor for each candidate enrolled for an Honours
dissertation.
4.2.7 The required dissertation length is approximately 20,000 words.
4.2.8 The dissertation shall be at a standard determined by the Postgraduate Coursework
Committee.
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4.3 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of International Taxation (MIntTax)
who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of study required
for the degree and the Honours dissertation, is calculated:
4.3.1 using the marks from the best 36 credit points and the dissertation or
4.3.2 the marks from the best 48 credit points and half the dissertation, whichever is the
higher.
4.4 The award of Honours to a candidate who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who
has completed all units of study required for the degree and the Honours dissertation but has
failed a unit of study, is calculated by taking the average of the marks from the candidate's 48
credit points and half the total marks from the dissertation.
4.5 The final grade for Honours for candidates who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is
calculated as follows:
4.5.1 The dissertation has a value of 24 credit points, producing a 72 notional credit point
denominator for the purpose of this calculation.
4.5.2 First Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark is 85 per cent
or above, with a discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to award First Class
Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below 85 percent.
4.5.3 Second Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within
the range 78–84 percent, with discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to
award Second Class Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below
78 per cent.
4.5.4 A pass degree may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within the
range 50–77 percent.
4.5.5 A candidate's average mark for coursework is determined in accordance with section 8
of these resolutions.
8. Assessment policy
8.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master International Taxation (MIntTax) up to 50% of the unit of study
attendance.
Master of Taxation
2. Units of study
2.3 Table of units of study: Master of Taxation (MTax)
2.3.1 Optional units of study
2.3.1.1 Advanced Goods and Services Tax
2.3.1.2 Australian International Taxation
2.3.1.3 Comparative Corporate Taxation
2.3.1.4 Comparative International Taxation
2.3.1.5 Comparative Value Added Tax
2.3.1.6 Corporate Taxation
2.3.1.7 GST - International Issues
2.3.1.8 Public Policy
2.3.1.8.1 Candidates who have completed Public Sector Policy 1, Taxation and Social Policy
or Environmental Economics are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
2.3.1.9 Stamp Duties
2.3.1.10 Law of Tax Administration
2.3.1.11 Tax Law in Asia and the Pacific
2.3.1.12 Tax Treaties
2.3.1.13 Taxation of Business and Investment Income A
2.3.1.13.1 This unit replaces New Income Tax System. Candidates who have previously
completed New Income Tax System are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
2.3.1.14 Taxation of Business and Investment Income B
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2.3.1.14.1 This unit replaces Taxation of Business and Investment Income. Candidates who
have previously completed Taxation of Business and Investment Income are not permitted to
enrol in this unit.
2.3.1.15 Taxation of Controlled Foreign Companies, Foreign Investment Funds and
Transferor Trusts
2.3.1.16 Taxation of Financial Transactions
2.3.1.17 Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions
2.3.1.18 Taxation of Partnerships and Trusts
2.3.1.19 Taxation of Remuneration
2.3.1.20 Taxation of Superannuation and Insurance
2.3.1.21 Transfer Pricing in International Taxation
4. Requirements for honours degrees
4.1 A candidate for the Master of Taxation (MTax) who first enrolled after 1 January 1999 is
not eligible for Honours unless they first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and are currently
enrolled in Honours as at 1 January 2009.
4.2 A candidate for the Master of Taxation (MTax) who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is
eligible to enrol for an Honours dissertation if the candidate obtains an average mark of 75 or
above determined from the best 36 credit points. The following conditions apply:
4.2.1 A candidate who has failed one unit of study twice or who has failed two units of study
is not eligible for Honours.
4.2.2 A candidate who wishes to offer the Postgraduate Coursework Committee an
explanation for a failure which the candidate claims to be relevant in deciding eligibility for the
award of Honours must do so as soon as possible after the failure.
4.2.3 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee or its nominee may allow a candidate to
enrol for an Honours dissertation before all required units of study have been completed.
4.2.4 The dissertation topic must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the
Postgraduate Coursework Committee after receipt of a recommendation from the Program
Coordinator.
4.2.5 When nominating a topic the candidate must outline briefly the matter to be dealt with
in the dissertation.
4.2.6 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee must appoint a full-time member of the
University's academic staff to act as supervisor for each candidate enrolled for an Honours
dissertation.
4.2.7 The required dissertation length is approximately 20,000 words.
4.2.8 The dissertation shall be at a standard determined by the Postgraduate Coursework
Committee.
4.3 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of Taxation (MTax) who first enrolled
before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of study required for the degree and
the Honours dissertation, is calculated:
4.3.1 using the marks from the best 36 credit points and the dissertation or
4.3.2 the marks from the best 48 credit points and half the dissertation, whichever is the
higher.
4.4 The award of Honours to a candidate who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who
has completed all units of study required for the degree and the Honours dissertation but has
failed a unit of study, is calculated by taking the average of the marks from the candidate's 48
credit points and half the total marks from the dissertation.
4.5 The final grade for Honours for candidates who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is
calculated as follows:
4.5.1 The dissertation has a value of 24 credit points, producing a 72 notional credit point
denominator for the purpose of this calculation.
.5.2 First Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark is 85 percent or
above, with a discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to award First Class
Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below 85 percent.
4.5.3 Second Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within
the range 78-84 percent, with discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to
award Second Class Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below
78 percent.
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4.5.4 A pass degree may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within the
range 50–77 percent.
4.5.5 A candidate's average mark for coursework is determined in accordance with section 8
of these resolutions.
8. Assessment policy
8.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master of Taxation (MTax) up to 50% of the unit of study attendance.
Graduate Diploma in Taxation
2. Units of study
2.3 Table of units of study: Graduate Diploma in Taxation
2.3.1 Optional units of study
2.3.1.1 Advanced Goods and Services Tax
2.3.1.2 Australian International Taxation
2.3.1.3 Comparative Corporate Taxation
2.3.1.4 Comparative International Taxation
2.3.1.5 Comparative Value Added Tax
2.3.1.6 Corporate Taxation
2.3.1.7 GST - International Issues
2.3.1.8 Public Policy
2.3.1.8.1 Candidates who have completed Public Sector Policy 1, Taxation and Social Policy
or Environmental Economics are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
2.3.1.9 Stamp Duties
2.3.1.10 Law of Tax Administration
2.3.1.11 Tax Law in Asia and the Pacific
2.3.1.12 Tax Treaties
2.3.1.13 Taxation of Business and Investment Income A
2.3.1.13.1 This unit replaces New Income Tax System. Candidates who have previously
completed New Income Tax System are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
2.3.1.14 Taxation of Business and Investment Income B
2.3.1.14.1 This unit replaces Taxation of Business and Investment Income. Candidates who
have previously completed Taxation of Business and Investment Income are not permitted to
enrol in this unit.
2.3.1.15 Taxation of Controlled Foreign Companies, Foreign Investment Funds and
Transferor Trusts
2.3.1.16 Taxation of Financial Transactions
2.3.1.17 Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions
2.3.1.18 Taxation of Partnerships and Trusts
2.3.1.19 Taxation of Remuneration
2.3.1.20 Taxation of Superannuation and Insurance
2.3.1.21 Transfer Pricing in International Taxation
7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Graduate Diploma in Taxation (GradDipTax) up to 50% of the unit of study
attendance.
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Amendments to the Resolutions of Senate
Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Medicine
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of
Medicine are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009 as follows (additions indicated by
underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
DEGREES, DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES IN THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE
1. The degrees in the Faculty of Medicine shall be:
1.1 Bachelor of Medicine (MB)
1.2 Bachelor of Surgery (BS)
1.3 Doctor of Medicine (MD)
1.4 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
1.5 Doctor of Public Health (DPH)
1.6 Master of Bioethics (MBEth)
1.7 Master of Bioethics (Honours) (MBEthHon)
1.8 Master of Biostatistics (MBiostat)
1.9 Master of Health Policy (MHPol)
1.10 Master of Indigenous Health Promotion (Substance Use) (MIndigH(SubUse))
1.11 Master of International Ophthalmology (MIOphth)
1.12 Master of International Public Health (MIntPH)
1.13 Master of Medical Education (MMedEd)
1.14 Master of Medical Humanities (MMedHum)
1.15 Master of Medicine (MMed)
1.16 Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
1.17 Master of Public Health (MPH)
1.18 Master of Science in Medicine (MScMed)
1.19 Master of Surgery (MS)
2. The combined degrees in the Faculty of Medicine shall be:
2.1 Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours)/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
(BA(Advanced)(Hons)/MBBS)
2.2 Bachelor of Medical Science/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (BMedSc/
MBBS)
2.3 Bachelor of Music Studies/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
(BMusSt/MBBS)
2.4 Bachelor of Science (Advanced)/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
(BSc(Advanced)/MBBS)
3. The diplomas in the Faculty of Medicine shall be:
3.1 Advanced Diploma in Indigenous Primary Health Care (AdvDipIndigPrimHC)
3.2 Diploma in Indigenous Primary Health Care (DipIndigPrimHC)
3.3 Graduate Diploma in Bioethics (GradDipBEth)
3.4 Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics (GradDipBiostat)
3.5 Graduate Diploma in Health Policy (GradDipHPol)
3.6 Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion (GradDipIndigHProm)
3.7 Graduate Diploma in Infection and Immunity (GradDipInfnImm)
3.8 Graduate Diploma in International Ophthalmology (GradDipIOphth)
3.9 Graduate Diploma in International Public Health (GradDipIntPH)
3.10 Graduate Diploma in Medical Education (GradDipMedEd)
3.11 Graduate Diploma in Medical Humanities (GradDipMedHum)
3.12 Graduate Diploma in Medicine (GradDipMed)
3.13 Graduate Diploma in Public Health (GradDipPH)
3.14 Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine (GradDipScMed)
3.15 Graduate Diploma in Surgery (GradDipSurg)
4. The certificates in the Faculty of Medicine shall be:
4.1 Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (GradCertBEth)
4.2 Graduate Certificate In Bioethics (Biotechnology) (GradCertBEthBTech)
4.3 Graduate Certificate In Bioethics (Clinical Ethics) (GradCertBEthClinEth)
4.4 Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics (GradCertBiostat)
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4.5 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology (GradCertClinEpi)
4.6 Graduate Certificate in Health Policy (GradCertHPol)
4.7 Graduate Certificate in Infection and Immunity (GradCertInfnImm)
4.8 Graduate Certificate in Medical Education (GradCertMedEd)
4.9 Graduate Certificate in Medical Humanities (GradCertMedHum)
4.10 Graduate Certificate in Medicine (GradCertMed)
4.11 Graduate Certificate in Pain Management (GradCertPainMgt)
5. The degree of Master of Medicine shall be awarded in the following streams:
5.1 Clinical Epidemiology (ClinEpi)
5.2 Dermatology (Derm)
5.3 Infection and Immunity (InfnImm)
5.4 Interdisciplinary Medicine (IntMed)
5.5 Ophthalmic Science (OphthSc)
5.6 Paediatric Medicine (Paed)
5.7 Pain Management (PainMgt)
5.8 Psychotherapy (Psychotherapy)
5.9 Refractive Surgery (RefractSurg) Renal Medicine (RenalMed)
5.10 Renal Medicine (RenalMed) Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics
(RHHG)
5.11 Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics (RHHG) Sexually Transmitted
Diseases/HIV (STD/HIV)
5.12 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV (STD/HIV) Sleep Medicine (Sleep Medicine)
6. The degree of Master of Science in Medicine shall be awarded in the following streams:
6.1 Clinical Epidemiology (ClinEpi)
6.2 Infection and Immunity (InfnImm)
6.3 Ophthalmic Science (OphthSc)
6.4 Pain Management (PainMgt)
6.5 Psychotherapy (Psychotherapy)
6.6 Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics (RHHG)
6.7 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV (STD/HIV)
6.8 Sleep Medicine (Sleep Medicine)
7. The degree of Master of Surgery by coursework and treatise shall be awarded in the
surgical stream in which the candidate enrols and completes a dissertation.
8. The testamur for the degree shall specify the specialty in which the degree is awarded.
9. The Graduate Diploma in Medicine shall be awarded in the following streams:
9.1 Clinical Epidemiology (ClinEpi)
9.2 Dermatology (Derm)
9.3 Interdisciplinary Medicine (IntMed)
9.4 Ophthalmic Science (OphthSc)
9.5 Paediatric Medicine (Paed)
9.6 Pain Management (PainMgt)
9.7 Refractive Surgery (RefractSurg) Renal Medicine (RenalMed)
9.8 Renal Medicine (RenalMed) Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV (STD/HIV)
9.9 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV (STD/HIV) Sleep Medicine (Sleep Medicine)
10. The Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine shall be awarded in the following streams:
10.1 Clinical Epidemiology (ClinEpi)
10.2 Ophthalmic Science (OphthSc)
10.3 Pain Management (PainMgt)
10.4 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV (STD/HIV)
10.5 Sleep Medicine (Sleep Medicine)
11. The Graduate Diploma in Surgery shall be awarded in the surgical stream in which the
candidate enrols.
12. The certificate for the graduate diplomas shall specify the specialty in which the graduate
diploma is awarded.
13. The Graduate Certificate in Medicine shall be awarded in the following streams:
13.1 Dermatology (Derm)
13.2 Interdisciplinary Medicine (IntMed)
13.3 Paediatric Medicine (Paed)
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13.4 Renal Medicine (RenalMed)
14. The certificate for the Graduate Certificate in Medicine shall specify the speciality in
which the graduate certificate is awarded.
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Resolutions of the Senate
Master of Medicine, Graduate Diploma in Medicine
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Master of Medicine and Graduate Diploma in
Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as
follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Medicine
1. Requirements for the Master of Medicine, Master of Science in Medicine
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Medicine or the Master of Science in Medicine a
student must:
1.1.1 complete such units of study and such treatise or dissertation as may be prescribed by
the Faculty on the recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned;
1.1.2 complete the specified number of credit points as detailed in the Resolutions of the
Faculty of Medicine;
1.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
1.2 The head of the discipline concerned shall report the result of the examination of the
coursework and treatise or dissertation and other work, if any, to the Faculty which shall
determine the results of the candidature.
2. Specialisations, streams or majors
2.1 A candidate for the Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine shall proceed:
2.1.1 by coursework and treatise; or
2.1.2 by coursework and dissertation; or
2.1.3 by coursework only.
2.2 The degree of Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine by coursework and
treatise shall be awarded in the following specialties:
2.2.1 Ophthalmic Science
2.2.2 Psychotherapy
2.2.3 Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics
2.2.4 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV
2.2.5 Sleep Medicine
2.3 The degree of Master of Medicine by coursework and dissertation or by coursework only
shall be awarded in the following specialties:
2.3.1 Clinical Epidemiology
2.3.2 Dermatology
2.3.3 Infection and Immunity
2.3.4 Interdisciplinary Medicine
2.3.5 Paediatric Medicine
2.3.6 Pain Management
2.3.7 Refractive Surgery
2.3.8 Renal Medicine
2.4 The degree of Master of Science in Medicine by coursework and dissertation or by
coursework only shall be awarded in the following specialties:
2.4.1 Clinical Epidemiology
2.4.2 Infection and Immunity
2.4.3 Pain Management
2.5 The testamur for the degree shall specify in parentheses the specialty in which the
degree is awarded.
3. Requirements for the honours degree
3.1 A candidate of the Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine may be awarded
the degree with honours at graduation where the candidate:
3.1.1 is enrolled in one of the following specialties:
3.1.1.1 Clinical Epidemiology
3.1.1.2 Dermatology
3.1.1.3 Infection and Immunity
3.1.1.4 Interdisciplinary Medicine
3.1.1.5 Paediatric Medicine
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3.1.1.6 Pain Management
3.1.1.7 Refractive Surgery
3.1.1.8 Renal Medicine; and
3.1.2 has enrolled for and successfully completed 48 credit points of coursework and 12
credit points of research resulting in a successfully completed dissertation; and
3.1.3 has obtained a weighted average mark of at least 70 percent in the coursework
component of the degree.
4. Requirements for the Graduate Diploma of Medicine, Graduate Diploma of Science
in Medicine
4.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma of Medicine or the Graduate Diploma of
Science in Medicine a student must:
4.1.1 complete such units of study as may be prescribed by the Faculty on the
recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned.
4.1.2 complete the specified number of credit points as detailed in the Resolutions of the
Faculty of Medicine;
4.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
4.2 The head of the discipline concerned shall report the result of the examination of the
coursework and other work, if any, to the Faculty which shall determine the results of the
candidature.
5. Specialisations, streams or majors
5.1 The Graduate Diploma in Medicine shall be awarded in the following specialties:
5.1.1 Clinical Epidemiology
5.1.2 Dermatology
5.1.3 Interdisciplinary Medicine
5.1.4 Ophthalmic Science
5.1.5 Paediatric Medicine
5.1.6 Pain Management
5.1.7 Refractive Surgery
5.1.8 Renal Medicine
5.1.9 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV
5.1.10 Sleep Medicine
5.2 The degree of Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine shall be awarded in the
following specialties:
5.2.1 Clinical Epidemiology
5.2.2 Ophthalmic Science
5.2.3 Pain Management
5.2.4 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV
5.2.5 Sleep Medicine
5.3 The certificate for the diploma shall specify in parentheses the speciality in which the
diploma is awarded.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of Medicine, Graduate Diploma in Medicine
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Medicine and Graduate Diploma in
Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as
follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
Master of Medicine
1. Admission
1.1 Except as provided in Part 9, section 47 of the University of Sydney (Amendment Act)
Rule 1999, the Faculty of Medicine may, on the recommendation of the head of a discipline
in the Faculty:
1.1.1 admit to candidature for the degree of Master of Medicine an applicant who holds the
degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of the University of Sydney;
1.1.1.1 an applicant who holds the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
of the University of Sydney;
1.1.1.2 and in the case of the specialty of Refractive Surgery, who
1.1.1.2.1.1 is eligible to undertake a subspecialty fellowship in their final year of accredited
training having completed all the requirements of the Royal Australian and New Zealand
College of Ophthalmologist’s or equivalent body; or
1.1.1.2.1.2 is registered by their state, territory or country to practice ophthalmology; and
1.1.1.2.2 has appropriate medical indemnity;
1.1.2 admit to candidature for the degree of Master of Science in Medicine:
1.1.2.1 an applicant who holds the degree of bachelor with first or second class honours, or
1.1.2.2 an applicant who holds the degree of bachelor of the University of Sydney without
first or second class honours and who has completed equivalent work or passed a
preliminary examination or examinations as prescribed by the Faculty.
2. Method of Progression
2.1 A candidate for the Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine shall proceed by
either:
2.1.1 coursework and treatise; or
2.1.2 coursework and dissertation; or
2.1.3 coursework only.
2.2 A candidate shall proceed by successfully completing units of study as prescribed by the
faculty.
2.3 Successful completion of a unit of study requires candidates to:
2.3.1 formally enrol in the unit of study and pay associated tuition fees, if any; and
2.3.2 attend lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, seminars, Web forums or conduct
research, if any; and
2.3.3 satisfactorily complete assignments, practical work, treatise or dissertation, if any; and
2.3.4 pass the written and practical examinations of the unit of study, if any.
2.4 Where approved, in addition to campus-based learning, the Master of Medicine or Master
of Science in Medicine may be delivered by distance learning.
2.5 The degree of Master of Medicine by coursework and treatise shall be awarded in the
following streams:
2.5.1 Ophthalmic Science
2.5.2 Psychotherapy
2.5.3 Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics
2.5.4 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV
2.5.5 Sleep Medicine
2.6 The degree of Master of Science in Medicine by coursework and treatise shall be
awarded in the following streams:
2.6.1 Ophthalmic Science
2.6.2 Psychotherapy
2.6.3 Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics
2.6.4 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV
2.6.5 Sleep Medicine
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2.7 The degree of Master of Medicine by coursework and dissertation shall be awarded in
the following streams:
2.7.1 Clinical Epidemiology
2.7.2 Dermatology
2.7.3 Infection and Immunity
2.7.4 Interdisciplinary Medicine
2.7.5 Paediatric Medicine
2.7.6 Pain Management
2.7.7 Refractive Surgery
2.7.8 Renal Medicine
2.8 The degree of Master of Science in Medicine by coursework and dissertation shall be
awarded in the following streams:
2.8.1 Clinical Epidemiology
2.8.2 Infection and Immunity
2.8.3 Pain Management
2.9 The degree of Master of Medicine by coursework only shall be awarded in the following
streams:
2.9.1 Clinical Epidemiology
2.9.2 Dermatology
2.9.3 Infection and Immunity
2.9.4 Interdisciplinary Medicine
2.9.5 Paediatric Medicine
2.9.6 Pain Management
2.9.7 Refractive Surgery
2.9.8 Renal Medicine
2.10 The degree of Master of Science in Medicine by coursework only shall be awarded in
the following streams:
2.10.1 Clinical Epidemiology
2.10.2 Infection and Immunity
2.10.3 Pain Management
2.11 The testamur for the degree shall specify in parentheses the stream in which the degree
is awarded in parentheses.
3. Units of study
3.1 For details of units of study relating to the degrees of Master of Medicine and Master of
Science in Medicine by coursework, please refer to the Faculty Handbook.
4. Requirements
4.1 A Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine candidate proceeding by
coursework and treatise shall:
4.1.1 successfully complete such units of study and such treatise as may be prescribed by
the faculty on the recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned.
4.1.2 successfully complete the specified number of credit points as detailed in 4.5.1.
4.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant by-laws, rules and resolutions of the
University.
4.2 A Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine candidate proceeding by
coursework and dissertation shall:
4.2.1 have achieved a minimum weighted average mark of 70% in at least 24 credit points of
the degree prior to being permitted by the head of discipline to enrol in and undertake the
dissertation.
4.2.2 successfully complete such units of study and such dissertation as may be prescribed
by the Faculty on the recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned.
4.2.3 enrol in and successfully complete units of study giving credit for a total of 60 credit
points;
4.2.4 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant by-laws, rules and resolutions of the
University.
4.3 A Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine candidate proceeding by
coursework only shall:
4.3.1 successfully complete such units of study as may be prescribed by the faculty on the
recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned.
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4.3.2 enrol in and successfully complete units of study giving credit for a total of 48 credit
points;
4.3.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
4.4 The head of the discipline concerned shall report the result of the examination of the
coursework and other work, if any, to the faculty which shall determine the results of the
candidature.
4.5.1 Master of Medicine/Master of Science in Medicine by coursework and treatise
Specialities
Required
credit
points
for
award
Psychotherapy
72
Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV
72
Reproductive Health Sciences and Human 60
Genetics
Sleep Medicine
60
Ophthalmic Science
48
5. Award of Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine
5.1 The degree of Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine shall be awarded in
either a pass grade or honours grade, or with merit.
5.1.1 Honours
5.1.1.1 A candidate may be awarded the degree with honours at graduation where the
candidate:
5.1.1.1.1 is enrolled in one of the following streams:
5.1.1.1.1.1 Clinical Epidemiology; or
5.1.1.1.1.2 Dermatology; or
5.1.1.1.1.3 Infection and Immunity; or
5.1.1.1.1.4 Interdisciplinary Medicine; or
5.1.1.1.1.5 Paediatric Medicine; or
5.1.1.1.1.6 Pain Management; or
5.1.1.1.1.7 Refractive Surgery
5.1.1.1.1.8 Renal Medicine; and
5.1.1.1.2 has enrolled for and successfully completed 48 credit points of coursework and 12
credit points of research resulting in a successfully completed dissertation; and
5.1.1.1.3 has obtained a weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent in the coursework
component of the degree.
5.1.2 Pass with merit
5.1.2.1 A candidate may be awarded pass with merit at graduation where the candidate has
achieved a minimum weighted average mark of 75 per cent upon completion of all units of
study and is enrolled in one of the following streams:
5.1.2.1.1 Clinical Epidemiology, or
5.1.2.1.2 Dermatology, or
5.1.2.1.3 Infection and Immunity, or
5.1.2.1.4 Interdisciplinary Medicine, or
5.1.2.1.5 Paediatric Medicine, or
5.1.2.1.6 Pain Management, or
5.1.2.1.7 Renal Medicine.
5.1.2.2 If a pass level degree has already been awarded, the testamur will be replaced by the
honours level degree testamur after completing all requirements.
5.1.2.3 Not more than ten years shall have elapsed between being awarded the pass level
degree and beginning requirements for the honours level degree.
6. Enrolment
6.1 A student must be enrolled in each semester in which he or she is actively completing the
requirements for the award course.
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6.2 The candidature of a student who has not re-enrolled and who has not obtained approval
from the faculty for a suspension of candidature for the relevant semester will be deemed to
have lapsed.
7. Restrictions on enrolment
7.1 Admission to candidature may be limited by a quota. In determining the quota the faculty
will take into account:
7.1.1 availability of resources
7.1.2 availability of adequate and appropriate supervision.
7.2 In considering an application for admission the dean will take into account the quota.
Entry will be based on applicants who are most meritorious in terms of 1 above.
8. Discontinuation of enrolment
8.1 A candidate who wishes to discontinue enrolment from the Master of Medicine or Master
of Science of Medicine must notify the faculty in writing and will be presumed to have
discontinued enrolment from the date of that notification, unless evidence is produced
showing:
8.1.1 that the discontinuation occurred at an earlier date; and
8.1.2 that there was good reason why the notification could not be made at the earlier time.
8.2 A discontinuation of enrolment may be recorded as Withdrawn (W) or Discontinued Not
To Count As Failure (DNF) where that discontinuation occurs within the time-frames
specified by the University and published by the Student Centre, or where the student meets
other conditions as specified by the faculty.
9. Suspension of candidature
9.1 A candidate who wishes to suspend their candidature must apply, in writing, to the
faculty.
9.1.1 The application must be received by the faculty prior to the commencement of the
relevant semester.
9.1.2 A candidate may only apply for a period of suspension for one semester at any one
time. Should a candidate wish to suspend their candidature for more than one semester
another application must be made to the Faculty for each subsequent semester, prior to the
commencement of the relevant semester.
9.1.3 Late applications may be considered at the faculty's discretion.
9.1.4 Where a student has previously enrolled for the relevant semester, a suspension of
enrolment may be recorded as Withdrawn (W) or Discontinued Not To Count As Failure
(DNF) where that application is received within the time-frames specified by the University
and published by the Student Centre, or where the student meets other conditions as
specified by the faculty.
9.2 Where the candidate has previously had two semesters of suspension the application will
be considered by the Board of Postgraduate Studies for the faculty.
10. Re-enrolment after an absence
10.1 A student must enrol in the semester following a period of approved suspension.
10.2 A student whose candidature has lapsed must apply for re-admission in accordance
with procedures determined by the faculty.
11. Satisfactory progress
11.1 The faculty may
11.1.1 on the recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned, call upon any
candidate to show cause why that candidature should not be terminated by reason of
unsatisfactory progress towards completion of either degree; and
11.1.2 where, in the opinion of the faculty, the candidate does not show good cause,
terminate the candidature.
11.1 The faculty requires students to demonstrate satisfactory progress with their studies as
set out in the current relevant University policy on progress.
12. Credit
12.1 Refer to University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as amended), Division 3.
Section 8 and the Board of Postgraduate Studies for the Faculties of Dentistry, Medicine and
Pharmacy, Academic Credit, Advanced Standing, and Exemption Policy.
13. Time limits
13.1 A full-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree not earlier than one
year after the commencement of candidature and, except with the permission of the faculty
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on the recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned, not later than three years
after commencement of candidature.
13.2 A part-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree not earlier than
two years after the commencement of candidature and, except with the permission of the
faculty on the recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned, not later than six
years after commencement of candidature.
Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine by coursework and treatise/dissertation:
14. Examination of treatise/dissertation
14.1 The faculty shall appoint two examiners, of whom at least one shall be an external
examiner, who is not a member of the faculty or a member of the part-time teaching staff of
the faculty.
14.2 The reports of the examiners shall be transmitted to the course coordinator who shall
make them available to the supervisor.
14.3 The head of the discipline shall transmit these reports to the faculty, together with a
recommendation concerning the award of the degree, and the faculty shall determine the
result of the candidature.
14.4 In special cases the faculty, on the recommendation of the head of the discipline
concerned, may require the candidate to take a further examination in the area of the
treatise/dissertation.
14.5 The faculty may permit an unsuccessful candidate to revise and resubmit the
treatise/dissertation if, in the opinion of the head of the discipline concerned, the candidate's
work is of sufficient merit to warrant this concession, and may prescribe special conditions to
be fulfilled by the candidate.
Graduate Diploma of Medicine
1. Admission
1.1 Except as provided in Part 9, section 47 of the University of Sydney (Amendment Act)
Rule 1999, the Faculty of Medicine may, on the recommendation of the head of a discipline
in the faculty:
1.1.1 admit to candidature for the Graduate Diploma of Medicine an applicant who holds the
degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of the University of Sydney and
who has completed any courses in the subject area in which the applicant seeks to proceed
as determined by the faculty on the recommendation of the head of discipline concerned;
1.1.2 admit to candidature for the Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine an applicant who
holds the degree of bachelor with first or second class honours, or an applicant who holds
the degree of bachelor of the University of Sydney without first or second class honours and
who has completed equivalent work or passed a preliminary examination or examinations as
prescribed by the faculty, and who has completed any courses in the subject area in which
the applicant seeks to proceed as determined by the faculty on the recommendation of the
head of the discipline concerned.
2. Method of progression
2.1 A candidate for the Graduate Diploma of Medicine or Graduate Diploma of Science in
Medicine shall proceed by coursework.
2.2 A candidate shall proceed by completing units of study as prescribed by the faculty.
2.3 Successful completion of a unit of study requires candidates to:
2.3.1 formally enrol in the unit of study and pay associated tuition fees, if any; and
2.3.2 attend lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, seminars, Web forums or conduct
research, if any; and
2.3.3 satisfactorily complete assignments, practical work, treatise or dissertation, if any; and
2.3.4 pass the written and practical examinations of the unit of study, if any.
2.5 The degree of Graduate Diploma of Medicine by coursework shall be awarded in the
following streams:
2.5.1 Clinical Epidemiology
2.5.2 Dermatology
2.5.3 Ophthalmic Science
2.5.4 Interdisciplinary Medicine
2.5.5 Paediatric Medicine
2.5.6 Pain Management
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2.5.7 Refractive Surgery
2.5.8 Renal Medicine
2.5.8 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV
2.5.9 Sleep Medicine
2.6 The degree of Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine by coursework shall be awarded
in the following streams:
2.6.1 Clinical Epidemiology
2.6.2 Ophthalmic Science
2.6.3 Pain Management
2.6.4 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV
2.6.5 Sleep Medicine
2.7 The certificate for the diploma shall specify in parentheses the stream in which the
diploma is awarded.
3. Units of study
3.1 For unit of study details relating to the degrees of Graduate Diploma of Medicine and
Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine by coursework please refer to the Faculty
handbook.
4. Requirements
4.1 A Graduate Diploma of Medicine or Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine candidate
proceeding by coursework shall:
4.1.1 complete such units of study as may be prescribed by the Faculty on the
recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned.
4.1.2 complete the specified number of credit points as detailed in 4.3.1 or 4.3.2;
4.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
4.2 The head of the discipline concerned shall report the result of the examination of the
coursework and other work, if any, to the Faculty which shall determine the results of the
candidature.
4.3.1 Graduate Diploma of Medicine
Streams
Clinical Epidemiology
Dermatology
Interdisciplinary Medicine
Ophthalmic Science
Paediatric Medicine
Pain Management
Renal Medicine
Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV
Sleep Medicine
Required credit
points for award
36
36
36
36
36
36
36
48
48
4.3.2 Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine
Streams
Clinical Epidemiology
Ophthalmic Science
Pain Management
Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV
Sleep Medicine
Required credit
points for award
36
36
36
48
48
5. Award of Graduate Diploma of Medicine or Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine
5.1 A candidate for the degree of Master of Medicine or the degree of Master of Science in
Medicine in a particular stream may apply for the award of the Graduate Diploma of Medicine
or the Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine in that stream if, in the opinion of the faculty
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and on the recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned, the candidate fulfils the
requirements in 1., and has completed work for that degree equivalent to that required in 4.
5.2 Such a candidate shall thereupon cease to be a candidate for the degree of Master of
Medicine or the degree of Master of Science in Medicine in that stream.
6. Enrolment
6.1 A student must be enrolled in each semester in which he or she is actively completing the
requirements for the award course.
6.2 The candidature of a student who has not re-enrolled and who has not obtained approval
from the faculty for a suspension of candidature for the relevant semester will be deemed to
have lapsed.
7. Restrictions on enrolment
7.1 Admission to candidature may be limited by a quota. In determining the quota the dean
will take into account:
7.1.1 availability of resources
7.1.2 availability of adequate and appropriate supervision.
7.2 In considering an application for admission the Dean will take into account the quota.
Entry will be based on applicants who are most meritorious in terms of 1 above.
8. Discontinuation of enrolment
8.1 A candidate who wishes to discontinue enrolment from the Graduate Diploma of
Medicine or Graduate Diploma of Science of Medicine must notify the faculty in writing and
will be presumed to have discontinued enrolment from the date of that notification, unless
evidence is produced showing:
8.1.1 that the discontinuation occurred at an earlier date; and
8.1.2 that there was good reason why the notification could not be made at the earlier time.
8.2 A discontinuation of enrolment may be recorded as Withdrawn (W) or Discontinued Not
To Count As Failure (DNF) where that discontinuation occurs within the time-frames
specified by the University and published by the Student Centre, or where the student meets
other conditions as specified by the faculty.
9. Suspension of candidature
9.1 A candidate who wishes to suspend their candidature must apply, in writing, to the
faculty.
9.1.1 The application must be received by the faculty prior to the commencement of the
relevant semester.
9.1.2 A candidate may only apply for a period of suspension for one semester at any one
time. Should a candidate wish to suspend their candidature for more than one semester
another application must be made to the Faculty for each subsequent semester, prior to the
commencement of the relevant semester.
9.1.3 Late applications may be considered at the faculty's discretion.
9.1.4 Where a student has previously enrolled for the relevant semester, a suspension of
enrolment may be recorded as Withdrawn (W) or Discontinued Not To Count As Failure
(DNF) where that application is received within the time-frames specified by the University
and published by the Student Centre, or where the student meets other conditions as
specified by the faculty.
9.2 Where the candidate has previously had two semesters of suspension the application will
considered by the Board of Postgraduate Studies for the faculty.
10. Re-enrolment after an absence
10.1 A student must enrol in the semester following a period of approved suspension.
10.2 A student whose candidature has lapsed must apply for re-admission in accordance
with procedures determined by the faculty.
11. Satisfactory progress
11.1 The faculty may
11.1.1 on the recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned, call upon any
candidate to show cause why that candidature should not be terminated by reason of
unsatisfactory progress towards completion of the diploma; and
11.1.2 where, in the opinion of the faculty, the candidate does not show good cause,
terminate the candidature.
11.1 The faculty requires students to demonstrate satisfactory progress with their studies as
set out in the current relevant University policy on progress.
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12. Credit
12.1 Refer to University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as amended), Division 3.
Section 8 and the Board of Postgraduate Studies for the Faculties of Dentistry, Medicine and
Pharmacy, Academic Credit, Advanced Standing, and Exemption Policy.
13. Time limits
13.1 A full-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree not earlier than two
semesters after the commencement of candidature and, except with the permission of the
faculty on the recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned, not later than two
years after commencement of candidature.
13.2 Except with the permission of the faculty on the recommendation of the head of the
discipline concerned, a part-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree
not earlier than two semesters after the commencement of candidature and not later than
three years after commencement of candidature.
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Amendments to the Resolutions of Senate
Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Science
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of
Science are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009 as follows (additions indicated by
underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):
DEGREES, DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES IN THE FACULTY OF SCIENCE
1. The degrees in the Faculty of Science shall be:
1.1 Bachelor of Science (BSc)
1.1.1 which shall also incorporate the streams:
1.1.1.1 Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (BSc(Advanced))
1.1.1.2 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (BSc(Advanced Mathematics))
1.1.1.3 Bachelor of Science (Bioinformatics) (BSc(Bioinformatics))
1.1.1.4 Bachelor of Science (Environmental) (BSc(Environmental))
1.1.1.5 Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology & Genetics) (BSc(Molecular Biology &
Genetics))
1.1.1.6 Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) (BSc (Nutrition))
1.2 Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc)
1.3 Bachelor of Psychology (BPsych)
1.4 Bachelor of Science and Technology (BST)
1.5 Master of Science (MSc)
1.6 Master of Science (Environmental Science) (MSc(EnvironSc))
1.7 Master of Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis) (MSc(Micro&An))
1.8 Master of Applied Science (MApplSc)
1.8.1 which shall also incorporate the streams:
1.8.1.1 Master of Applied Science (Bioinformatics) (MApplSc(Bioinf))
1.8.1.2 Master of Applied Science (Coastal Management) (MApplSc(CoastalMgt))
1.8.1.3 Master of Applied Science (Environmental Science) (MApplSc(EnvSc))
1.8.1.4 Master of Applied Science (Health Psychology) (MApplSc(HealthPsych))
1.8.1.5 Master of Applied Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis) (MApplSc (Microsc &
Micronal))
1.8.1.6 Master of Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology) (MApplSc(MBT))
1.8.1.7 Master of Applied Science (Neuroscience) (MApplSc(NeuroSc))
1.8.1.8 Master of Applied Science (Photonics) (MApplSc(Photonics))
1.8.1.9 Master of Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching) (MApplSc(PsychCoach))
1.8.1.10 Master of Applied Science (Spatial Information Science) (MApplSc(SIS))
1.8.1.11 Master of Applied Science (Wildlife Health and Population Management)
(MAppSc(Wild Hlth Pop Man))
1.9 Master of Nutrition and Dietetics (MNutrDiet)
1.10 Master of Nutritional Science (MNutrSc)
1.11 Master of Psychology (MPsych)
1.12 Master of Environmental Science and Law (MEnvSciLaw)
1.13 Master of Medical Physics (MMedPhys)
1.14 Master of Bioethics (MBEth)
1.15 Master of Bioethics (Honours) (MBEth)(Hon)
1.16 Master of Applied Nuclear Science (MAppNucSci)
1.17 Master of Photonics and Optical Science (MPhotOptSci)
1.18 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
1.19 Doctor of Science (DSc)
1.20 Doctor of Clinical Psychology/Master of Science (DCP/MSc)
1.21 Doctor of Clinical Psychology/Doctor of Philosophy (DCP/PhD)
1.22 Doctor of Clinical Neuropsychology/Master of Science (DCN/MSc)
1.23 Doctor of Clinical Neuropsychology/Doctor of Philosophy (DCN/PhD)
2. The combined degrees in the Faculty of Science shall be:
2.1 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws (BSc/LLB)
2.2 Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)/Bachelor of Science
(Nutrition)
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2.3 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts (BSc/BA)
2.4 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science (BE/BSc)
2.5 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce (BSc/BCom)
2.6 Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Science (BN/BSc)
2.7 Bachelor of Education (Secondary:Science) and Bachelor of Science
BEd(Secondary:Science)/BSc)
2.8 Bachelor of Science (BEd(Secondary:Mathematics)/BSc)
2.9 Bachelor of Education (Secondary:Science) and Bachelor of Science
(BEd(Secondary)/BSc(Psychology))
2.10 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Medical Science (BE/BMedSc)
2.11 Bachelor of Science (Advanced)/MBBS (BSc(Adv)/MBBS)
2.12 Bachelor of Medical Science/MBBS (BMedSc/MBBS)
3. The degrees in the Faculty of Science offered in conjunction with other faculties shall be:
3.1 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLibStud) which shall also incorporate the stream:
3.1.1 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Advanced) (BLibStud(Advanced))
3.2 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (International) (BLibStud(International)
3.3 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BAS)
4. The diplomas in the Faculty of Science shall be:
4.1 Graduate Diploma in Science (GradDipSc)
4.2 Graduate Diploma in Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis) (GradDipSc(Micr&An))
4.3 Graduate Diploma in Science (Psychology) (GradDipSc(Psych))
4.4 Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (GradDipApplSc)
4.4.1 which shall also incorporate the streams:
4.4.1.1 Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Bioinformatics) (GradDipApplSc(Bioinf))
4.4.1.2
Graduate
Diploma
in
Applied
Science
(Coastal
Management)
(GradDipApplSc(CoastalMgt))
4.4.1.3
Graduate
Diploma
in
Applied
Science
(Environmental
Science)
(GradDipApplSc(EnvSc))
4.4.1.4
Graduate
Diploma
in
Applied
Science
(Health
Psychology)
(GradDipApplSc(HealthPsych))
4.4.1.5 Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis)
(GradDipApplSc(Microsc&Micronal))
4.4.1.6
Graduate
Diploma
in
Applied
Science
(Molecular
Biotechnology)
(GradDipApplSc(MBT)
4.4.1.7
Graduate
Diploma
in
Applied
Science
(Neuroscience)
(GradDipApplSc(Neuroscience))
4.4.1.8 Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching)
(GradDipApplSc(PsychCoach))
4.4.1.9 Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Spatial Information Science)
(GradDipApplSc(SIS))
4.4.1.10 Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Wildlife Health and Population Management)
(GradDipApplSc(Wild Hlth Pop Man))
4.5 Graduate Diploma in Psychology (GradDipPsych)
4.6 Graduate Diploma in Medical Physics (GradDipMedPhys)
4.7 Graduate Diploma in Bioethics (GradDipBEth)
4.8 Graduate Diploma in Applied Nuclear Science (GradDipAppNucSci)
4.9 Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science (GradDipPhoOptSci)
5. The certificates in the Faculty of Science shall be:
5.1 Graduate Certificate in Science (History and Philosophy in Science) (GradCert(HPS))
5.2 Graduate Certificate in Science (Microscopy & Microanalysis) (GradCertSC(Micr&An))
5.3 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (GradCertApplSc)
5.3.1 which shall also incorporate the streams:
5.3.1.1 Applied Positive Psychology (GradCertApplSc(ApplPosPsych))
5.3.1.2 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Bioinformatics) (GradCertApplSc(Bioinf))
5.3.1.3
Graduate
Certificate
in
Applied
Science
(Coastal
Management)
(GradCertApplSc(CoastalMgt))
5.3.1.4
Graduate
Certificate
in
Applied
Science
(Environmental
Science)
(GradCertApplSc(EnvSc))
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5.3.1.5
Graduate
Certificate
in
Applied
Science
(Health
Psychology)
(GradCertApplSc(HealthPsych))
5.3.1.6 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis)
(GradCertApplSc(Microsc&Micronal))
5.3.1.7 Graduate Certificate in Applied
Science (Molecular
Biotechnology)
(GradCertApplSc(MBT)
5.3.1.8
Graduate
Certificate
in
Applied
Science
(Neuroscience)
(GradCertApplSc(Neuroscience)
5.3.1.9 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching)
(GradCertApplSc(PsychCoach))
5.3.1.10 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Spatial Information Science)
(GradDipApplSc(SIS))
5.3.1.11 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Wildlife Health and Population
Management) (GradCertApplSc(Wild Hlth Pop Man))
5.4 Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (GradCertBEth)
5.4.1 which shall also incorporate the streams:
5.4.1.1 Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Biotechnology) (GradCertBEthBTech)
5.4.1.2 Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Clinical Ethics) (GradCertBEthClinEth)
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Resolutions of the Senate
Master of Photonics and Optical Science, Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical
Science
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Master of Photonics and Optical Science,
Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science in the Faculty of Science are inserted,
with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows:
Master of Photonics and Optical Science, Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical
Science
1. Requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science and
Master of Photonics and Optical Science
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science a
student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 48 credit points; and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
1.2 To qualify for the award of the Master of Photonics and Optical Science a student must:
1.2.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 72 credit points; and
1.2.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of Photonics and Optical Science, Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical
Science
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Photonics and Optical Science,
Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science in the Faculty of Science are inserted,
with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows:
Master of Photonics and Optical Science, Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical
Science
1. Admission
1.1 The Faculty may, on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Science, admit to
candidature for:
1.1.1 The Master of Photonics and Optical Science:
1.1.1.1 an applicant who is the holder of a bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering from
the University of Sydney provided the applicant has achieved a major in physics, or
equivalent;
1.1.1.2 a graduate of another university or appropriate institution who has equivalent
qualifications to those specified in subsection 1.1.1.1.
1.1.2 The Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science:
1.1.2.1 an applicant who has the qualifications specified in subsections 1.1.1.1 or 1.1.1.2.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study for the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science and the
Master of Photonics and Optical Science are listed in the Details of units of study associated
with these resolutions.
3. Requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science and
Master of Photonics and Optical Science
3.1 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science are required to
complete 48 credit points consisting of the core units of study in the Details of units of study
in subsection 4.1.
3.2 Candidates for the Master of Photonics and Optical Science are required to complete 72
credit points consisting of the 48 credit points of core units of study in the Details of units of
study in subsection 4.1 and the 24 credit point PHYS5019 Research Methodology and
Project.
3.3 A candidate must complete successfully 48 credit points of units of study before enrolling
in PHYS5019 Research Methodology and Project.
Details of units of study
Core units Diploma and Masters degrees
PHYS5021 Optical Instrumentation and Imaging
PHYS5022 Optical Materials and Methods
PHYS5024 Optical Sources and Detectors
PHYS5025 Biophotonics and Microscopy
PHYS5106 Physical and Nonlinear Optics
PHYS5027 Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics
PHYS5028 Optics in Industry
ELEC5511 Optical Communications Systems
Core unit Masters only
PHYS5019 Research Methodology and Project (taken in third semester of enrolment)
5. Enrolment in more/less than minimum load
5.1 A local candidate may proceed on either a full-time or part-time basis.
6. Cross-institutional study
6.1 Cross-institutional study shall not be available to students enrolled in the Graduate
Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science and the Master of Photonics and Optical Science
courses, except where the University of Sydney has a formal Cooperation Agreement with
another University.
7. Restrictions on enrolment
7.1 Admission to either course may be limited by quota.
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7.2 In determining the quota the University will take into account:
7.2.1 Availability of resources including space, library, equipment, laboratory and computing
facilities; and
7.2.2 Availability of adequate and appropriate supervision.
7.2.3 In considering an application for admission to candidature the Head of Department and
the Faculty shall take account of the quota and will select in preference applicants who are
most meritorious in terms of section 1 above.
8. Discontinuation of enrolment
8.1 A student who does not enrol in any semester without first obtaining written permission
from the Dean to suspend candidature will be deemed to have discontinued enrolment in the
course. Students who have discontinued from the course will be required to apply for
readmission to the course and be subject to admission requirements pertaining at that time.
9. Suspension of candidature
9.1 A student may seek written permission from the Dean to suspend candidature in the
course.
9.2 Suspension may be granted for a maximum of one year.
10. Re-enrolment after an absence
10.1 A student who plans to re-enrol after a period of suspension must advise the Faculty of
Science Office in writing of their intention by no later than the end of October for First
Semester of the following year or the end of May for Second Semester of the same year.
11. Satisfactory progress
11.1 Candidates for the Master of Photonics and Optical Science and the Graduate Diploma
in Photonics and Optical Science shall be governed by the rules as follows:
11.1.1 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 12cp at any stage of enrolment in the
Master of Photonics and Optical Science will be required to show good cause why he or she
should be allowed to re-enrol and, if good cause has not been established, the student's
enrolment will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science;
11.1.2 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 18cp at any stage of enrolment in the
Master of Photonics and Optical Science and/or the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and
Optical Science will be required to show good cause why he or she should be allowed to reenrol and, if good cause has not been established, the student will not be permitted to reenrol.
11.1.3 A student who has failed a unit at the second attempt in the Photonics and Optical
Science and/or the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science will be deemed to
have failed to complete course requirements and will be required to show good cause why
he or she should be allowed to re-enrol. If good cause has not been established, the student
will not be permitted to re-enrol.
12. Time limit
12.1 For the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science:
12.1.1 A full-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the Graduate Diploma not
earlier than the end of the second semester of candidature, and not later than the fourth
semester of candidature.
12.1.2 A part-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the Graduate Diploma not
earlier than the end of the fourth semester of candidature, and not later than the sixth
semester of candidature.
12.2 For the Master of Photonics and Optical Science:
12.2.1 A full-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the Masters degree not
earlier than the end of the third semester of candidature, and not later than the fourth
semester of candidature.
12.2.2 A part-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the Masters degree not
earlier than the end of the fourth semester of candidature, and not later than the sixth
semester of candidature.
13. Assessment policy
13.1 On completion of the requirements for the course, the Faculty shall determine the
results of the candidature, on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Physics.
14. Credit transfer policy
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14.1 Credit is not available in the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science and
Master of Photonics and Optical Science for postgraduate study which has not been
undertaken in these award courses within the previous three years.
14.2 A candidate who has qualified for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and
Optical Science may transfer, within three years, to the Master of Photonics and Optical
Science and receive credit for up to 48 credit points from the Graduate Diploma in Photonics
and Optical Science.
15. Award of the Masters degree
15.1 The Master of Photonics and Optical Science shall be awarded in two grades, namely
Pass and, in the case of an outstanding candidate, Pass with Merit
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Resolutions of the Senate
Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive Psychology)
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science
(Applied Positive Psychology) in the Faculty of Science are inserted, with effect from 1
January 2009 as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by
strikethrough):
Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive Psychology)
1. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive
Psychology)
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive
Psychology) a student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 24 credit points; and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Master of Applied Science, Graduate Diploma in Applied Science, Graduate Certificate
in Applied Science
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Applied Science, Graduate Diploma
in Applied Science, Graduate Certificate in Applied Science in the Faculty of Science are
amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows:
Graduate Certificate in Applied Science
Graduate Diploma in Applied Science
Master of Applied Science
[Section 1]
1. Admission
1.1 The Dean of the Faculty of Science may admit to candidature for:
1.1.1 the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science:
1.1.1.1 graduates of the University of Sydney holding the degree of Bachelor of Science or
any other equivalent award of the University of Sydney;
1.1.1.2 graduates of other universities or other appropriate institutions who have
qualifications equivalent to those specified in subsection 1.1.1.1; or
1.1.1.3 persons who have experience which is considered to demonstrate the knowledge
and aptitude required to undertake the units of study;
1.1.2 the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science:
1.1.2.1 graduates of the University of Sydney holding the degree of Bachelor of Science or
any other equivalent award of the University of Sydney;
1.1.2.2 graduates of other universities or other appropriate institutions who have
qualifications equivalent to those specified in subsection 1.1.2.1; or
1.1.2.3 persons who have completed requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Applied
Science, or equivalent;
1.1.3 the Master of Applied Science:
1.1.3.1 graduates of the University of Sydney holding the degree of Bachelor of Science or
any other equivalent award of the University of Sydney;
1.1.3.2 graduates of other universities or other appropriate institutions who have
qualifications equivalent to those specified in subsection 1.1.3.1; or
1.1.3.3 persons who have completed requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Applied
Science, or equivalent.
1.2 In relation to particular subject areas the Dean may require applicants to satisfy
additional specific requirements relating to that subject area.
1.3 The additional requirements are as follows.
1.3.1 Health Psychology
1.3.1.1 Students must have either a four-year Psychology degree or a three-year degree in a
cognate discipline with at least two years relevant employment experience. Students can
articulate from Certificate to Master's by obtaining Distinction level results at the Certificate
level. To obtain entry into the Research stream, students will need to have either a four-year
Psychology degree on entry or obtain distinction or better at the Certificate level.
1.3.2 Molecular Biotechnology
1.3.2.1 Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology)
should hold a Bachelors degree with credit average results in substantial study in areas of
relevance to Molecular Biotechnology, such as biochemistry, biology, chemistry, genetics
or molecular biology, or previous experience in a relevant area that is considered to
demonstrate the knowledge and aptitude required to undertake this award course.
1.3.2.2 Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology)
should hold a Bachelors degree with credit average results in substantial study in areas of
relevance to Molecular Biotechnology, such as biochemistry, biology, chemistry, genetics
or molecular biology, or have completed the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science
(Molecular Biotechnology) at the University of Sydney, without failing any units of study.
1.3.2.3 Applicants for a Master of Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology) should hold a
Bachelors degree with credit average results in substantial study in areas of relevance to
Molecular Biotechnology, such as biochemistry, biology, chemistry, genetics or molecular
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biology; or have completed the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Molecular
Biotechnology) at the University of Sydney, without failing any units of study; or have
completed the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology) at the
University of Sydney without failing more than 6 credit points of study.
1.3.3 Nutrition and Dietetics (Note: Not available to new students in 2007)
1.3.3.1 Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Nutrition and Dietetics),
Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Nutrition and Dietetics), Master of Applied Science
(Nutrition and Dietetics) should:
1.3.3.2 be eligible for FULL membership of the Dieticians Association of Australia; and
1.3.3.3 have at least three years experience as a professional dietician.
1.3.4 Applied Positive Psychology and Psychology of Coaching
1.3.4.1 An applicant for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied
Positive Psychology), Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching),
Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching) or Master of Applied
Science (Psychology of Coaching) should:
1.3.4.2 have a minimum 3 year sequence in Psychology; and
1.3.4.3 relevant work experience. Relevant work experience may include counselling,
experience in organisational learning and development, management experience, employment
in applied psychology settings, professional coaching or other areas directly related to
coaching.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science, Graduate Diploma
in Applied Science and Master of Applied Science are listed in subsection 3.
2.2 Credit point value, assumed knowledge, corequisites, prerequisites and any special
conditions are included in Tables 1 to 11 of these resolutions.
3. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science, Graduate Diploma in
Applied Science and Master of Applied Science
3.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science are required to complete
satisfactorily units of study granting a minimum of 24 credit points selected from units of
study as listed in subsection 3.
3.1.1 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science are required to complete
satisfactorily units of study granting a minimum of 36 credit points selected from units of study
as listed in subsection 3.
3.1.2 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science are required to complete satisfactorily
units of study granting a minimum of 48 credit points selected from units of study as listed in
subsection 3.
3.1.3 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science may enrol in 12-credit point project units
of study only after successful completion of at least 24 credit points of study, with credit
average and above, subject to the approval of the Program Coordinator.
3.1.4 Except as provided in subsection 4.6, candidates may not enrol in units of study that
are not included in the tables associated with these resolutions.
3.2 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Bioinformatics) (GradCertApplSc(Bioinf));
Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Bioinformatics) (GradDipApplSc(Bioinf)); Master of
Applied Science (Bioinformatics) (MApplSc(Bioinf))
3.2.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Bioinformatics) Stream A
are required to complete satisfactorily four core units of study (BIOL5001, BIOL5002,
MOBT5201, STAT5001).
3.2.2 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Bioinformatics) Stream B
are required to complete satisfactorily four core units of study (BIOL5002, MOBT5201,
STAT5001, COMP5213).
3.2.3 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Bioinformatics) Stream A
are required to complete satisfactorily four core units of study (BIOL5001, BIOL5002,
MOBT5201, STAT5001) and 12 credit points from optional units of study.
3.2.4 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Bioinformatics) Stream B
are required to complete satisfactorily five core units of study (BIOL5002, MOBT5201,
STAT5001, COMP5213, COMP5214) and 6 credit points from optional units of study.
3.2.5 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (Bioinformatics) Stream A are required to
complete satisfactorily four core units of study (BIOL5001, BIOL5002, MOBT5201, STAT5001)
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and 24 credit points from optional units of study.
3.2.6 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (Bioinformatics) Stream B are required to
complete satisfactorily five core units of study (BIOL5002, MOBT5201, STAT5001,
COMP5213, COMP5214) and 18 credit points from optional units of study.
Table 1 Bioinformatics
Unit of study
Unless otherwise indicated, all units are worth 6 credit points
Stream A (Information Technology Background)
BIOL5001
Molecular Genetics & Inheritance
BIOL5002
Bioinformatics: Sequences & Genomes
MOBT5201 Molecular Biotechnology A (Theory)
STAT5001 Applied Statistics for Bioinformatics
BINF5002
Bioinformatics Research Project A
BINF5003
Bioinformatics Research Project B
COMP5028 Object Oriented Analysis and Design
COMP5318 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
COMP5426 Network Based High Performance Computing
MCAN5104 Image Analysis
Stream B (Life Science Background)
BIOL5002
Bioinformatics: Sequences & Genomes
COMP5213 Computer & Network Organisation
MOBT5201 Molecular Biotechnology A (Theory)
STAT5001 Applied Statistics for Bioinformatics
COMP5214 Software Development in Java
BINF5002
Bioinformatics Research Project A
BINF5003
Bioinformatics Research Project B
COMP5206 Introduction to Information Systems
COMP5211 Algorithms
MCAN5104 Image Analysis
* Core units for Graduate certificate
Core/Option
C*
C*
C*
C*
O
O
O
O
O
O
C*
C*
C*
C*
C
O
O
O
O
O
3.3 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Coastal Management) (GradCertApplSc(Coastal
Mgt)); Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Coastal Management) (GradDipApplSc(Coastal
Mgt)); Master of Applied Science (Coastal Management) (MApplSc(Coastal Mgt)) (Note: Not
available to new students from Semester 2, 2007)
3.3.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Coastal Management) are
required to complete satisfactorily at least two core units of study from: MARS5001, MARS5002,
MARS5003, GEOG5001, and 12 credit points from the following optional units of study:
MARS5001, MARS5002, MARS5003, GEOG5001, CHEM5001, ENVI5705, ENVI5803,
ENVI5808, ENVI5809.
3.3.2 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Coastal Management) are
required to complete satisfactorily four core units of study (MARS5001, MARS5002,
MARS5003, GEOG5001) and 12 credit points from the following optional units of study:
MARS5004, CHEM5001, ENVI5705, ENVI5803, ENVI5808, ENVI5809.
3.3.3 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (Coastal Management) are required to
complete satisfactorily four core units of study (MARS5001, MARS5002, MARS5003,
GEOG5001) and 24 credit points from the following optional units of study: MARS5004,
MARS5005, CHEM5001, ENVI5705, ENVI5803, ENVI5808, ENVI5809.
Table 2 Coastal Management
Unit of study
Unless otherwise indicated, all units are worth 6 credit points
MARS5001 Coastal Processes and Systems
NTMP5005 Tropical Coastal Management
MARS5006 Coral Reefs, Science & Management
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MARS5007
GEOG5001
GEOG5002
ENVI5708
ENVI5809
ENVI5803
ENVI5903
ENVI5905
ENVI5904
MARS5005
Coral Reefs, Energy and Climate
Geographic Information Science A
Geographic Information Science B
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
Computer Modelling & Resource Management
Law and the Environment
Sustainable Development
Management of Parks
Understanding Environmental Uncertainty
Coastal Management Project (12cp) (Master's students only)
3.4
Graduate
Certificate
in
Applied
Science
(Environmental
Science)
(GradCertApplSc(EnvSc)); Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Environmental Science)
(GradDipApplSc(EnvSc)); Master of Applied Science (Environmental Science)
(MApplSc(EnvSc))
3.4.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Environmental Science) are
required to satisfactorily complete 24 credit points of units of study including one ENVI core
unit of study (ENVI5708 or ENVI5808) and 18 credit points from the optional units of study.
3.4.2 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Environmental Science) are
required to satisfactorily complete three core units of study (ENVI5705 and ENVI5808 and
either ENVI5708 or ENVI5904), and 18 credit points from optional units of study.
3.4.3 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (Environmental Science) are required to
satisfactorily complete three core units of study (ENVI5705 and ENVI5808 and either ENVI5708
or ENVI5904), and 30 credit points from optional units of study.
Table 3 Environmental Science
Unit of study
Unless otherwise indicated, all units are worth 6 credit points
MARS5001 Coastal Processes and Systems
NTMP5005 Tropical Coastal Management
MARS5006 Coral Reefs, Science & Management
MARS5007 Coral Reefs, Energy and Climate
GEOG5001 Geographic Information Science A
GEOG5002 Geographic Information Science B
ENVI5708
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
ENVI5809
Computer Modelling & Resource Management
ENVI5803
Law and the Environment
ENVI5903
Sustainable Development
ENVI5905
Management of Parks
ENVI5904
Understanding Environmental Uncertainty
For Master's students only:
ENVI5501
Environmental Research Project (12cp)
MARS5005 Coastal Management Project (12cp)
3.5 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Health Psychology) (GradCertApplSc
(HlthPsych)); Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Health Psychology) (GradDipApplSc
HlthPsych)); Master of Applied Science (Health Psychology) (MApplSc (HlthPsych))
3.5.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Health Psychology) are
required to complete satisfactorily the following core units of study: PSYC5010, PSYC5011,
PUBH5018, and one elective unit of study from the following: PSYC5013, PSYC5012,
BACH5180.
3.5.2 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Health Psychology) are
required to complete satisfactorily the following core units of study: PSYC5010, PSYC5011,
PUBH5018; one elective unit of study from PSYC5013, PSYC5012, BACH5180; one
elective unit of study from PSYC5013, PSYC5012, BACH5180, and BACH5268.
3.5.3 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science ((Health Psychology) are required to
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complete satisfactorily the following core units of study: PSYC5010, PSYC5011 and
PUBH5018; one elective unit of study from PSYC5013, PSYC5012, and BACH5180; one
elective unit of study from PSYC5013, PSYC5012, BACH5180 and BACH5268; one elective
unit of study and one research elective unit of study.
3.5.4 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (Health Psychology) may be admitted to
the Research stream in their second semester of enrolment, upon completion of at least 24
credit points with a distinction average.
3.5.4.1 Candidates in the Research stream of the Master of Applied Science (Health
Psychology) are required to complete satisfactorily the following units of study:
PSYC5010, PSYC5011, PUBH5018; one elective unit of study from PSYC5013, PSYC5012,
BACH5180; one elective unit of study from PSYC5013, PSYC5012, BACH5180; BACH5268
and PSYC5015.
3.5.4 The units of study associated with the proposed award course are in Table 4, as follows.
Other electives will be available to students where appropriate and with agreement with the
programs' coordinator and Head of School and with agreement from the Faculty involved.
3.5.5 A candidate for the course shall proceed by completing units of study as prescribed by the
Faculty.
Table 4 Health Psychology
Unless otherwise indicated, all units are worth 6 credit points.
Unit of study
PSYC5010
PSYC5011
PUBH5018
PSYC5015
BACH5268
PSYC5013
PSYC5012
BACH5180
PSYC5014
HPSC1000
PUBH5010
NURS6010
NURS5024
NURS5025
NURS5026
BACH5061
BACH5300
Core/Option
Health Psychology in Clinical Practice
C
Applying Models of Health Behaviour
C
Introductory Biostatistics
C
Research project in Health Psychology (Research stream only) 12 C
cp
Developing a Research Project (for Research stream)
C
Coping and adjustment to illness
O
Advanced Communication Skills
O
Stress and illness
O
Developments in Health Psychology
O
Bio ethics
O
Epidemiology Methods and Uses
O
Clinical Qualitative Research
O
Cancer nursing practice
O
Understanding cancer causes and therapies
O
Health promotion in cancer recovery
O
Statistical Analysis with SPSS
O
Action Research
O
3.6 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis)
(GradCertApplSc (Microsc and Microanal)); Graduate Diploma in Applied Science
(Microscopy and Microanalysis) (GradDipApplSc (Microsc and Microanal)); Master of Applied
Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis) (MApplSc (Microsc and Microanal))
3.6.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Microscopy and
Microanalysis) are required to complete satisfactorily 12 credit points from core units of study
and 12 credit points from optional units of study.
3.6.2 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Microscopy and
Microanalysis) are required to complete satisfactorily 12 credit points from core units of study
and a further 24 credit points from optional units of study.
3.6.3 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis) are
required to complete satisfactorily 12 credit points from core units of study, a further 24 credit
points from optional units of study, and 12 credit points of additional core project and report units
of study.
Table 5 Microscopy and Microanalysis
Unit of study
Core/Option
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All units are worth 6 credit points. There are no prerequisites, corequisites or other special
conditions for enrolment in these units of study except that 24 credit points of units of study
must be completed successfully before a candidate may enrol in MCAN5201, MCAN5202 or
MCAN5203.
Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master’s core units
MCAN5005
Introductory Microscopy & Microanalysis
C
MCAN5006
Electron Microscopy
C
Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters Optional units
MCAN5101
Confocal & Fluorescence Microscopy
O
MCAN5102
Biological Specimen Preparation
O
MCAN5103
Materials Preparation and Microscopy
O
MCAN5104
Image Analysis
O
MCAN5110
Nanostructural Analysis of Materials
O
MCAN5111
Microscopy of Biomolecular Processes
O
MCAN5112
Advances in Modern Microscopy
O
MCAN5210
Research Methodology
O
Master’s additional core units
MCAN5201
Project and Report A
C
MCAN5202
Project and Report B
C
Masters, Research path, Additional Core units
MCAN5203
Project and Report Part C
C
MCAN5210
Research Methodology
C
3.7
Graduate
Certificate
in
Applied
Science
(Molecular
Biotechnology)
(GradCertApplSc(MBT)); Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology)
(GradDipApplSc(MBT)); Master of Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology) (MApplSc(MBT))
3.7.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology)
are required to complete satisfactorily two core units of study (MOBT5101 and
MOBT5102).
3.7.2 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology)
are required to complete satisfactorily two core units of study (MOBT5101 and MOBT5102)
and 12 credit points from optional units of study.
3.7.3 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology) are required
to complete satisfactorily four core units of study (MOBT5101, MOBT5102 or BETH5201, and
MOBT5303) and 12 credit points from optional units of study.
Table 6 Molecular Biotechnology
Unit of study
Core/Option
Unless otherwise indicated, all units are worth 6 credit points. To enrol in these units of study,
candidates must satisfy the specific requirements relating to the subject area as detailed in
subsection 4.6 of the Resolutions.
Core units all degrees
MOBT5101
Applied Molecular Biotechnology A (12 credit points)
C
MOBT5102
Applied Molecular Biotechnology B (12 credit points)
C
Core units Master’s only
BETH5201
Ethics and Biotechnology (Genes and Stem Cells)
C/O
MOBT5303
Applied Molecular Biotech C (Project)
C/O
Optional units Master’s only 12 credit points of units of study selected with the permission of the
program coordinator.
3.8 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Neuroscience) (GradCertApplSc(NeuroSc));
Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Neuroscience) (GradDipApplSc(NeuroSc)); Master of
Applied Science (Neuroscience) (MApplSc(NeuroSc)) Note: Not available to new students in
2007
3.8.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Neuroscience) are required
to complete satisfactorily four units of study selected from NEUR5101, NEUR5102,
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NEUR5103, NEUR5104, NEUR5105, NEUR5106, NEUR5107 or NEUR5108.
3.8.2 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Neuroscience) are required
to complete satisfactorily five units of study selected from NEUR5101, NEUR5102,
NEUR5103, NEUR5104, NEUR5105, NEUR5106, NEUR5107 or NEUR5108 and either
NEUR5001 or NEUR5002.
3.8.3 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (Neuroscience) are required to complete
satisfactorily five units of study selected from NEUR5101, NEUR5102, NEUR5103,
NEUR5104, NEUR5105, NEUR5106, NEUR5107 or NEUR5108 and three units of study
selected from NEUR5001, NEUR5002, NEUR5003, NEUR5004.
Table 7 Neuroscience
Unit of study
All units are worth 6 credit points. There are no prerequisites, corequisites or other special
conditions for enrolment in these units of study.
Optional units all degrees
NEUR5101
Neurobiology of Addiction
NEUR5102
Neuroscience of Aging
NEUR5103
Brain Development
NEUR5104
Psychobiology of Learning and Memory
NEUR5105
Movement and Motor Control
NEUR5106
Pain
NEUR5107
Neurobiology of Psychoses
NEUR5108
Visual Neuroscience
Project units Graduate Diploma and Master’s only
NEUR5001
Neuroscience Library Project
NEUR5002
Neuroscience Laboratory Project A
NEUR5003
Neuroscience Laboratory Project B
NEUR5004
Neuroscience Laboratory Project C
3.9
Graduate
Certificate
in
Applied
Science
(Nutrition
and
Dietetics)
(GradCertApplSc(NutrDiet)); Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Nutrition and Dietetics)
(GradDipApplSc(NutrDiet)); Master of Applied Science (Nutrition and Dietetics)
(MApplSc(NutrDiet)) Note: Not available to new students in 2007
3.9.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) are
required to satisfactorily complete two core units of study (NTDT6001 and NTDT6011) and 12
credit points from optional units of study.
3.9.2 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) are
required to satisfactorily complete two core units of study (NTDT6001 and NTDT6011) and 24
credit points from optional units of study.
3.9.3 Candidates for the Masters of Applied Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) are required to
satisfactorily complete two core units of study (NTDT6001 and NTDT6011), and 36 credit
points from optional units of study.
Table 8 Nutrition and Dietetics
Unit of study
Core/Option
Unless otherwise indicated, all units are worth 6 credit points. To enrol in these units of study,
candidates must satisfy the specific requirements detailed in subsection 4.8 of the Resolutions.
Core units all degrees
NTDT6001
Advanced Nutritional Support (Theory)
C
NTDT6011
Advanced Nutritional Support (Clinical)
C
Elective units all degrees
NTDT6002
Nutrition Support in Critical Care
O
NTDT6012
Critical Care Nutritional Support
O
NTDT6003
Medical Gastroenterology (Theory)
O
NTDT6013
Medical Gastroenterology (Clinical)
O
NTDT6004
Surgical Gastroenterology (Theory)
O
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NTDT6014
Surgical Gastroenterology (Clinical)
O
3.10 Graduate
Certificate
in
Applied
Science
(Psychology
of
Coaching)
(GradCertApplSc(PsychCoach)); Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Psychology of
Coaching) (GradDipApplSc (PsychCoach)); Master of Applied Science(Psychology of
Coaching) (MApplSc(PsychCoach))
3.10.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching)
are required to satisfactorily complete three core units of study PSYC4721, PSYC4722 and
PSYC4724 and 6 credit points from elective units.
3.10.2 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching)
are required to satisfactorily complete three core units of study PSYC4721, PSYC4722 and
PSYC4724 and 18 credit points from elective units.
3.10.3 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching) are required
to complete satisfactorily three core units of study PSYC4721, PSYC4722 and PSYC4724
and a further 30 credit points from elective units of study.
Table 9 Psychology of Coaching
Unit of study
Core/Option
All units are worth 6 credit points. To enrol in these units of study, candidates must satisfy the
specific requirements detailed in subsection 3.10 of the Resolutions.
Core units all degrees
PSYC4721
Theories & Techniques of Coaching Psych
C
PSYC4722
Fundamentals of Coaching Practice
C
PSYC4724
Coaching Practice: Co-coaching & Groups
C
PSYC4723
Socio-cognitive Issues in Coaching Psych
O
PSYC4725
Assessment and Selection
O
PSYC4727
Coaching in Organisations
O
PSYC4729
Groups, Teams and Systems
O
PSYC4730
Personal and Work/Life Coaching
O
3.11 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive Psychology)
(GradCertApplSc(ApplPosPsych));
3.11.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive
Psychology) are required to satisfactorily complete two core units of study PSYC4727 and
PSYC4730 and 12 credit points from elective units.
Table 10 Psychology of Coaching
Unit of study
Core/Option
All units are worth 6 credit points. To enrol in these units of study, candidates must satisfy the
specific requirements detailed in subsection 3.11 of the Resolutions.
Core units all degrees
PSYC4727
Positive Organisational Coaching
C
PSYC4730
Applied Positive Psychology
C
PSYC4721
O
Theories & Techniques of Coaching Psychology
PSYC4731
Psychology of Peak Performance
O
PHIL7840
Philosophy and Science of Happiness
O
3.12 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Spatial Information Science) (GradCertApplSc
(SIS))
3.12.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Spatial Information
Science) are required to complete satisfactorily two core units of study (GEOG5001 and
GEOG5002) and 12 credit points from optional units of study.
Table 11 Spatial Information Science
Unit of study
Core/Option
Unless otherwise indicated, all units are worth 6 credit points.
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GEOG5001
GEOG5002
GEOG5003
GEOG5004
COMP5338
ENVI5809
AFNR5502
Geographic Information Science A
Geographic Information Science B
Environmental Remote Sensing
Environmental Mapping and Monitoring
Advanced Data Models
Computer Modelling & Resource Management
Remote Sensing, GIS & Land Management
C
C
O
O
O
O
O
3.13 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Wildlife Health and Population Management)
(GradCertApplSc(WildHlthPopMan)); Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Wildlife Health
and Population Management) (GradDipApplSc(WildHlthPopMan)); Master of Applied Science
(Wildlife Health and Population Management) (MApplSc(WildHlthPopMan))
3.13.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Wildlife Health and
Population Management) are required to complete satisfactorily two core units of study
(WILD5001 and WILD5002) and 12 credit points from optional units of study.
3.13.2 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Wildlife Health and
Population Management) are required to complete satisfactorily two core units of study
(WILD5001 and WILD5002) and 24 credit points from optional units of study.
3.13.3 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (Wildlife Health and Population
Management) are required to complete satisfactorily three core units of study (WILD5001,
WILD5002 and WILD5009) and 24 credit points from optional units of study.
Table 12 Wildlife Health and Population Management
Unless otherwise indicated, all units are worth 6 credit points. There are no prerequisites,
corequisites or other special conditions for enrolment in these units of study except that 24
credit points of units of study must be completed successfully before a candidate may enrol in
WILD5009.
Core units all degrees
WILD5001 Australasian Wildlife: Introduction
C
WILD5002 Australasian Wildlife: Field Studies
C
Additional core unit Master’s
WILD5009 Research Project (12cp)
C
Optional units
WILD5003 Wildlife Health
O
WILD5004 Vertebrate Pest Management
O
WILD5005 In Situ Wildlife Management
O
WILD5006 Ex Situ Wildlife Management
O
WILD5007 Sustainable Wildlife Use & Stewardship O
[Section 2]
4. Details of units of study
4.1 The units of study for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science, Graduate Diploma
in Applied Science and Master of Applied Science are listed in tables 1 to 11 of these
resolutions, in subsection 3.
4.2 A candidate for the course shall proceed by completing units of study as prescribed by the
Faculty.
4.3 A unit of study shall consist of such lectures, seminars, tutorial instruction, essays,
exercises, practical work, or project work as may be prescribed.
4.4 In these resolutions, 'to complete a unit of study' or any derivative expression means:
4.4.1 to attend the lectures and the meetings, if any, for seminars or tutorial instruction;
4.4.2 to complete satisfactorily the essays, exercises, practical and project work if any; and
4.4.3 to pass any other examination of the unit of study that may apply.
4.5 All units of study for a particular subject area may not be available every semester.
4.6 The Dean may allow substitution of any unit of study by another unit of study, including units
of study from other postgraduate coursework programs in the Faculty or elsewhere in the
University.
5. Enrolment in more/less than minimum load
5.1 A candidate may proceed on either a full-time or a part-time basis.
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6. Cross-institutional study
6.1 Cross institutional study shall not be available to students enrolled in the Graduate
Certificate in Applied Science, Graduate Diploma in Applied Science and Master of Applied
Science courses, except where the University of Sydney has a formal Cooperation Agreement
with another University.
7. Restrictions on enrolment
7.1 Admission to candidature may be limited by a quota.
7.2 In determining the quota, the University will take into account:
7.2.1 availability of resources including space, laboratory and computing facilities; and
7.2.2 availability of adequate and appropriate supervision.
7.3 In considering an application for admission to candidature the Dean shall take account
of the quota and will select, in preference, applicants who are most meritorious in terms of
section 2 above.
8. Discontinuation of enrolment
8.1 A student who does not enrol in any semester without first obtaining written permission
from the Dean to suspend candidature will be deemed to have discontinued enrolment in the
course.
8.2 Students who have discontinued from the course will be required to apply for
admission to the course and be subject to admission requirements pertaining at that time.
9. Suspension of candidature
9.1 A student may seek written permission from the Dean to suspend candidature in the
course.
9.2 Suspension may be granted for a maximum of one year.
10. Re-enrolment after an absence
10.1 A student who plans to re-enrol after a period of suspension must advise the Faculty of
Science Office in writing of their intention by no later than the end of October for First
Semester of the following year or the end of May for Second Semester of the same year.
11. Satisfactory progress
11.1 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science, the Graduate Diploma in Applied
Science, and the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science, shall be governed by the rules as
follows:
11.1.1 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 12 credit points at any stage of enrolment
in the Master of Applied Science will be required to show good cause why he or she should
be allowed to re-enrol and, if good cause has not been established, the student's
enrolment will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science;
11.1.2 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 18 credit points at any stage of enrolment
in the Master of Applied Science and/or the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science will be
required to show good cause why he or she should be allowed to re-enrol and, if good
cause has not been established, the student's enrolment will be transferred to the Graduate
Certificate in Applied Science;
11.1.3 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 12 credit points at any stage of enrolment
in the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science will be required to show good cause why he
or she should be allowed to re-enrol and, if good cause has not been established, the student
will not be permitted to re-enrol.
11.2 A student who has failed a cumulative total of more than 18 credit points in the Master
of Applied Science and/or the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science and/or the Graduate
Certificate in Applied Science will be required to show good cause why he or she should be
allowed to re-enrol and, if good cause has not been established, the student will not be
permitted to re-enrol.
11.3.1 A student who has failed a core unit at the second attempt in the Master of Applied
Science and/or the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science and/or the Graduate Certificate in
Applied Science will be deemed to have failed to complete course requirements and will be
required to show good cause why he or she should be allowed to re-enrol.
11.3.2 If good cause has not been established, the student will not be permitted to re-enrol.
12. Time limit
12.1 A candidate for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science shall complete the
requirements for the award in a minimum enrolment of one semester and a maximum
enrolment of four semesters.
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12.2 A candidate for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science shall complete the requirements
for the award in a minimum enrolment of two semesters and a maximum enrolment of six
semesters.
12.3 A candidate for the Master of Applied Science shall complete the requirements for the
award in a minimum of two semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.
13. Assessment policy
13.1 On completion of the requirements for the course, the Faculty shall determine the results
of the candidature.
14. Credit transfer policy
14.1 Credit is not available in the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science, Graduate Diploma
in Applied Science and Master of Applied Science for postgraduate study which has not been
undertaken in these award courses within the previous three years.
14.2 A candidate who has qualified for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Applied
Science may transfer, within three years, to the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science and
receive credit for up to 24 credit points from the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science.
14.3 A candidate who has qualified for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science
may transfer, within three years, to the Master of Applied Science and receive credit for up to
36 credit points from the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science.
14.4 A candidate who has completed units of study in the Applied Science program within the
previous three years, but has not qualified for an award, may transfer to another award course
within the same Applied Science program and receive credit for the units of study completed.
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Resolutions of the Faculty
Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive Psychology)
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science
(Applied Positive Psychology) in the Faculty of Science are inserted, with effect from 1
January 2009 as follows:
Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive Psychology)
1. Admission
1.1 The Dean of the Faculty of Science may admit to candidature for:
1.1.1 The Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive Psychology):
1.1.1.1 graduates of the University of Sydney holding the degree of Bachelor of Science or
any other equivalent award of the University of Sydney;
1.1.1.2 graduates of other universities or other appropriate institutions who have
qualifications equivalent to those specified in subsection 1.1.1.1; or
1.1.1.3 persons who have experience which is considered to demonstrate the knowledge
and aptitude required to undertake the units of study.
1.2 Applicants must also meet the following requirements:
1.2.1 have either a 3-year Psychology degree or a 3-year degree in a cognate discipline; and
1.2.2 at least 2 years relevant employment experience is required.
1.2.3 Relevant work experience may include counselling, experience in organisational
learning and development, management experience, employment in applied psychology
settings, professional coaching or other areas directly related to coaching.
2. Units of Study
2.1 The units of study for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive
Psychology) are listed in subsection 4.1.
2.2 Credit point value, assumed knowledge, corequisites, prerequisites and any special
conditions are included in the unit of study descriptions.
Requirements for Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive
Psychology)
3.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive Psychology)
are required to satisfactorily complete two core units of study PSYC4727 and PSYC4730,
and 12 credit points from elective units.
Details of units of study
4.1 The units of study for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive
Psychology), are listed in the following table:
Unit of study 2009
Core units
PSYC4727 Positive Organisational Coaching
PSYC4730 Applied Positive Psychology
Elective units
PSYC4721 Theories & Techniques of Coaching Psychology
PSYC4731 Psychology of Peak Performance
PHIL7840 Philosophy and Science of Happiness
Students may enrol in alternative elective units with permission.
4.2 A candidate for the course shall proceed by completing units of study as prescribed by
the Faculty.
4.3 A unit of study shall consist of such lectures, seminars, tutorial instruction, essays,
exercises, practical work, or project work as may be prescribed.
4.4 In these resolutions, 'to complete a unit of study' or any derivative expression means:
4.4.1 to attend the lectures and the meetings, if any, for seminars or tutorial instruction;
4.4.2 to complete satisfactorily the essays, exercises, practical and project work if any; and
4.4.3 to pass any other examination of the unit of study that may apply.
4.5 All units of study for a particular subject area may not be available every semester.
4.6 The Dean may allow substitution of any unit of study by another unit of study, including
units of study from other postgraduate coursework programs in the Faculty or elsewhere in
the University.
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5. Enrolment in more/less than minimum load
5.1 A candidate may only proceed on a part-time basis.
6. Cross-institutional study
6.1 Cross institutional study shall not be available to students enrolled in the Graduate
Certificate course, except where the University of Sydney has a formal Cooperation
Agreement with another University.
7. Restrictions on enrolment
7.1 Admission to candidature may be limited by a quota.
7.2 In determining the quota, the University will take into account:
7.2.1 availability of resources including space, laboratory and computing facilities; and
7.2.2 availability of adequate and appropriate supervision.
7.3 In considering an application for admission to candidature the Dean shall take account of
the quota and will select, in preference, applicants who are most meritorious in terms of
subsection 1 above.
8. Discontinuation of enrolment
8.1 A student who does not enrol in any semester without first obtaining written permission
from the Dean to suspend candidature will be deemed to have discontinued enrolment in the
course.
8.2 Students who have discontinued from the course will be required to apply for admission
to the course and be subject to admission requirements pertaining at that time.
9. Suspension of candidature
9.1 A student may seek written permission from the Dean to suspend candidature in the
course.
9.2 Suspension may be granted for a maximum of one year.
10. Re-enrolment after an absence
10.1 A student who plans to re-enrol after a period of suspension must advise the Faculty of
Science Office in writing of their intention by no later than the end of October for First
Semester of the following year or the end of May for Second Semester of the same year.
11. Satisfactory progress
11.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive
Psychology), shall be governed by the rules as follows:
11.1.1 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 12 credit points at any stage of
enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive Psychology) will
be required to show good cause why he or she should be allowed to re-enrol and, if good
cause has not been established, the student will not be permitted to re-enrol.
11.2 A student who has failed a core unit at the second attempt in the Graduate Certificate in
Applied Science (Applied Positive Psychology) will be deemed to have failed to complete
course requirements and will be required to show good cause why he or she should be
allowed to re-enrol.
11.2.1 If good cause has not been established, the student will not be permitted to re-enrol.
12. Time limit
12.1 A candidate for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive
Psychology) shall complete the requirements for the award in a minimum enrolment of two
semesters and a maximum enrolment of four semesters.
13. Assessment policy
13.1 On completion of the requirements for the course, the Faculty shall determine the
results of the candidature.
14. Credit transfer policy
14.1 Credit is not available in the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive
Psychology) for postgraduate study which has not been undertaken in this award course
within the previous three years.
14.2 A candidate who has qualified for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Applied
Science (Applied Positive Psychology) may transfer, within three years, to the Master of
Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching) and receive credit for up to 12 credit points from
the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive Psychology).
14.3 A candidate who has completed units of study in the Applied Science program within
the previous three years, but has not qualified for an award, may transfer to another award
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course within the same Applied Science program and receive credit for the units of study
completed.
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Postgraduate English Language Requirements
Amended by the Academic Board on 16 April 2008
Date of effect: 17 April 2008
Appendix last amended: 2 July 2008
1.
Policy
This policy outlines the Academic Board’s position on English language requirements
for applicants for postgraduate award courses for whom English is not their first
language.
2.
Background
The Academic Board has established the minimum English language requirements
for postgraduate award course applicants. Faculties may ask the Academic Board to
approve specific requirements above the University minimum levels. Students must
be made aware of the English language requirements at the time of application.
3.
Coverage
This policy applies to all applicants, both local and international, for postgraduate
coursework and postgraduate research award courses.
4.
Principles
4.1
Once candidates have satisfied academic eligibility provisions (admission) and
met any necessary student visa requirements, candidates must also satisfy
these provisions relating to English language proficiency.
4.2
Faculties may request that the Academic Board approve English language
requirements above the minimum set out in 4.3.3 below. Approved Faculty
variations above the minimum requirements are set out in appendix one of this
policy.
4.3
Proof of proficiency in English may include:
4.3.1 a record of satisfactory achievement in tertiary studies in which the
language of the institution was English and the language of instruction,
examination and assessment was English. Satisfactory achievement
will be determined by the appropriate Faculty and should be relevant to
the discipline concerned.
4.3.2 successful completion of the course “English for Academic Purposes”
at the University’s Centre for English Teaching.
4.3.3 an internationally recognised English language test meeting the
University minimum requirements, or approved Faculty requirements
where these are higher than the University minimum:
4.3.3.1 IELTS (International English Language Testing Scheme)
overall band score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band;
or
4.3.3.2 TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 577 plus TWE
(Test of Written English) at 4.5; or
4.3.3.3 CBT (Computer-based TOEFL) 233 plus Essay Rating 4.5; or
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4.3.3.4 IBT (Internet Based TOEFL) 90 plus minimum of 23 for writing
and 22 for Reading, Speaking and Listening
4.3.3.5 Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English grade A or B;
4.3.3.6 GCSW English language grade A or B; or
4.3.3.7 CULT (Combined Universities Language Test 70); or
4.3.3.8 the relevant Faculty requirements set out in Appendix One,
where the requirements are higher than the University
minimum above.
5.
6.
7.
Dean’s ability to waive English language requirements in certain circumstances
5.1
In accordance with the Delegations of Authority: Academic Functions, the
Dean of the Faculty has the ability to waive English language requirements in
certain circumstances.
5.2
In waiving English language requirements the Dean of the Faculty must be
satisfied, on the advice of the head of department/school concerned that the
candidate has English language competency to enable the successful
completion of the course.
5.3
The Dean of the Faculty may waive English language requirements where a
candidate submits a recognised English language test score which deviates
from the University, or specific course requirements by IELTS (International
English Language Testing Scheme) not more than 0.5 below the overall band
score and not more than 1.0 below in any of the individual bands; or
equivalent result in an alternative recognised measure of English language
proficiency as listed in Section 4.3.
5.4
In establishing satisfaction that the candidate has English language
competency to enable the successful completion of the course, where the
Dean is waiving English language requirements, the Dean may consider all
relevant factors including such things as ability to communicate in an
academic environment; the fact of a student having been known to the Faculty
for at least two years; previous appropriate work experience in an English
language environment; and verbal discussion between the Faculty and the
candidate.
5.5
The Graduate Studies Committee (in the case of postgraduate coursework
courses) and the Research and Research Training Committee (in the case of
postgraduate research courses) may approve exceptions to the limits for 5.3
in exceptional circumstances.
Time limits
6.1
Where a candidate is providing proof of proficiency in English through a record
of satisfactory achievement in tertiary studies. The tertiary studies must have
been undertaken no more than a maximum of 5 years prior to the application.
6.2
Where a candidate is providing proof of proficiency in English through
successful completion of an appropriate course at the University’s Centre for
English Teaching, the course shall have been completed no more than 2
years prior to the application
6.3
Where a candidate is providing proof of proficiency in English through an
internationally recognised English language test, scores older than two years
at the time of application will not be accepted.
Procedures for waiving English language requirements
7.1
The Dean must record in writing the approval to waive English requirements
on an individual basis outlining:
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7.1.1
7.1.2
7.2
8.
9.
the proof of proficiency in English provided by the candidate;
the reasons, in accordance with this policy, the Dean approved the
waiver.
The Faculty Office (or appropriate administrative unit) shall ensure:
7.2.1 a record of the approved waiving of requirements is kept on the
student file;
7.2.2 for local applicants, that the basis for admission is recorded in FlexSIS;
and
7.2.3 for International applicants, that the International Office is advised of
the approval to waive English requirements and the basis for the
decision and that the International Office ensures that the basis for
admission is recorded in FlexSIS.
Authority
8.1
Development/consultation
Consultation on this policy involved the International Office, the Strategic
Director (Internationalisation), faculties, the Postgraduate Research Training
Sub-Committee, Graduate Studies Committee, and the Academic Board.
8.2
Management responsibility
The Dean of Graduate Studies shall have overall management responsibility
for the policy.
8.3
Implementation and monitoring
The Dean of Graduate Studies shall have responsibility for implementing and
monitoring the policy.
8.4
Review
The Dean of Graduate Studies shall initiate a review of the policy in July 2006
8.5
Communication
The Dean of Graduate Studies shall be responsible for communicating the
policy.
8.6
Contact
Inquiries should be directed to:
Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies
H04
Phone: 9036 9518
E-mail: [email protected]
Related information
9.1
Related University legislation, resolutions, policies and procedures include:
9.1.1 University of Sydney (Amendment Act) Rule 1999 (as amended) at
http://www.usyd.edu.au/publications/calendar/
9.1.2 Probationary candidate and English expression at
http://db.usyd.edu.au/policy/policy_index.stm
9.2
University policies superseded or replaced by this policy:
9.2.1 Postgraduate English Language Requirements (approved 28 April
2004) at
http://db.usyd.edu.au/policy/policy_index.stm
9.3
External legislation, resolutions, policies related to this policy include:
9.3.1 Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 at
http://www.dest.gov.au/esos/
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9.3.2
National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of
Education and Training to Overseas Students (The National Code) at
http://www.dest.gov.au/esos/National_Code/contents.htm
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Appendix One:
Schedule of approved Faculty variations, above the University minimum
requirements
Faculty
Faculty of Agriculture, Food
and Natural Resources
Faculty of Architecture
Course
All postgraduate award
courses
Requirements (above the
University minimum)
Approval Date
For students without a
Bachelor’s Degree from an
English language
university, and who have
studied less than two years
in an institution of English
instruction, an IELTS score
of a minimum average of
7.0 with no section below
6.0 must be provided.
•
TOEFL – 600 or better
plus TWE at 4.5+
•
IELTS – Overall band
score 6.5 or better;
with a minimum of 7.0
in Writing AND
Speaking; minimum
6.0 in Listening AND
Reading
•
IELTS 7 with no band
below 6.0 or
•
TOEFL 600 plus TWE
4.5 or
•
Computer-based
TOEFL 250 with an
Essay Rating of 4.5.
18 April 2007
TOEFL – 600 or better
plus TWE at 4.5+
IELTS – Overall band
score of 7.0 or better,
with no component
being below 6.0
16 April 2008
Faculty of Arts
Master of Media Practice
Graduate Diploma in Media
Practice
Graduate Certificate in Media
Practice
Faculty of Dentistry
Master of Dental Science in
Oral Medicine and Oral
Pathology, Orthodontics,
Paediatric Dentistry,
Periodontics, Prosthodontics
Faculty of Economics and
Business
Executive Master of Business
Administration, Master of
Management, Master of
Management (CEMS), Master
of Marketing, Master of
Human Resource
Management and Industrial
Relations (and embedded
sequences), Master of
International Business and
Law, Master of International
Security Studies (and
embedded sequences),
Master of Organisational
Coaching (and embedded
sequences), Master of
Commerce and Master of
Facilities Management,
Master of Transport
Management and Master of
Urban and Regional Planning
Master of Teaching
•
•
IELTS – Overall band
score of 7.5 or better
with no band less than
7.5
27 February 2008
Doctor of Health Sciences
•
12 June 2002
(effective from 1
January 2003)
Master of Occupational
Therapy
•
IELTS - Overall band
of 7.0, with individual
band of speaking and
writing of no less than
6.5
TOEFL – 600 or better,
plus TWE at 5.0+
IELTS – Overall band
Faculty of Education and
Social Work
•
29 August 2007
18 April 2007
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Health Sciences
•
29 August 2007
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Master of Diagnostic
Radiography, Master of
Nuclear Medicine and Master
of Radiation Therapy
•
All postgraduate
Physiotherapy courses
•
Master of Speech Language
Pathology; Master of Speech
Language Pathology
(Honours)
•
All postgraduate award
courses in the School of
Exercise and Sports Science
•
Combined degrees of:
Bachelor of Health Sciences /
Master of Clinical Vision
Sciences;
Bachelor of Health Sciences /
Master of Health Information
Management;
Bachelor of Health Sciences /
Master of Rehabilitation
Counselling
•
•
•
•
•
Faculty of Law
All postgraduate award
courses
Faculty of Medicine
All postgraduate award
courses
•
Faculty of Nursing and
Midwifery
All postgraduate award
courses
•
Faculty of Pharmacy
All postgraduate award
courses, with the exception of
the Master of Philosophy and
Doctor of Philosophy
•
Master of Nutrition and
Dietetics; Master of
Nutritional Science; Master of
Applied Science (Nutrition
and Dietetics); Graduate
Diploma in Applied Science
(Nutrition and Dietetics); and
Graduate Certificate in
Applied Science (Nutrition
and Dietetics)
Graduate Certificate in
Applied Science (Psychology
•
Faculty of Science
•
•
score of 7.0 or better,
with at least 7 for
Speaking and for
Writing on each band
TOEFL – 600 or better,
plus TWE at 5.0+
IELTS – Overall band
score of 7.0 or better,
with at least 6.5 for
Speaking and for
Writing on each band
29 August 2007
IELTS – Overall band
score of 7.0 or better
with individual bands of
speaking and writing of
7.0
IELTS – Overall band
score of 7.0 or better,
with at least 7.0 in
each of the
components
IELTS – Overall band
score of 7.0 or better
with individual bands of
speaking and writing of
no less than 6.5
IELTS – Overall band
score of 7.0 or better,
with individual bands of
speaking and writing of
no less than 7.0
TOEFL – 600 or better,
plus TWE at 5+,
computer 250 or better,
plus essay rating of 5
or better
CULT – 85
IELTS – Overall band
score of 7.0 or better,
with at least 6.0 in
each of the
components
TOEFL – 577 or better
overall, plus TWE at
4.5+
IELTS – Overall band
score of 7.0 or better,
with at least 7.0 in
each of the
components
TOEFL – 600 or better
plus TWE at 4.5+
IELTS – Overall band
score of 7.0 or better,
with no component
being below 6.5
IELTS – Overall band
score of 7.5 or better,
with at least 6.5 in
each of the
components
17 May 2006
IELTS: Overall band
score of 7.5 as a
16 March 2005
(effective from 1
15 September 2004
2 November 2005
4 October 2006
12 February 1997
2 November 2005
14 August 2002
11 October 2007
(effective from 1
January 2008)
14 November 2005
(effective from 1
January 2006)
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of Coaching), Graduate
Diploma in Applied Science
(Psychology of Coaching)
and Master of Applied
Science (Psychology of
Coaching)
Faculty of Veterinary Science
Master of Environmental
Science and Law and Master
of Environmental Law
Doctor of Clinical Psychology;
Doctor of Clinical
Neuropsychology
All postgraduate award
courses except the Veterinary
Public Health Management
courses
•
•
•
•
•
Master of Veterinary Public
Health Management;
Graduate Diploma in
Veterinary Public Health
Management; and Graduate
Certificate in Veterinary
Public Health Management
Sydney College of the Arts
All postgraduate award
courses
minimum on each band
with no band falling
below a score of 6.0
January 2005)
IELTS – Overall band
score of 7.0 with no
band less than 6.0
IELTS – Overall score
of 7.0, with no band
less than 7.0
IELTS: Overall band
score of 7.0 with no
band falling below a
score of 6.5.
TOEFL: 600 or better
plus TWE at 5.0+
CBT: 250 plus essay
rating 5.0
2 November 2005
•
TOEFL – 600 or better
plus TWE at 5.0+
•
CBT – 250 plus Essay
Rating 5.0
•
IELTS – Overall band
score of 7.0 or better,
with at least 7.0 for
Speaking and 7.0 for
Writing on each band.
“Satisfactory
record
in
tertiary studies” is defined
as follows:
14 November 2005
(effective from 1
January 2006)
16 March 2005
(effective from 1
January 2005)
12 November 2003
2 July 2008
Applicants must present
evidence of one-year fulltime university study in
which the language of the
institution was English, and
the language of instruction,
examination
and
assessment was English.
To be “satisfactory” the
applicant must have a pass
average if this qualification
was not used to gain
admission. The study must
have been undertaken at a
recognised
institution.
Where a university has two
official languages, one
being English, proof must
be received from the
Registrar/Academic Affairs
office or equivalent that the
applicant’s course was
conducted in English.
Sydney Conservatorium of
Music
All postgraduate award
courses
The above definition of
“satisfactory achievement”
should be applied for local
and international
postgraduate applicants,
where English is not their
first language.
•
IELTS – Overall band
score of 7.0 with no
band less than 6.5
2 November 2005
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Graduate Certificate of Music
Studies (Pedagogy),
Graduate Diploma of Music
Studies (Pedagogy) and
Master of Music Studies
(Pedagogy)
Graduate Certificate of Music
Studies (Creative Sound
Production), Graduate
Diploma of Music Studies
(Creative Sound Production)
and Master of Music Studies
(Creative Sound Production)
the Graduate Diploma of
Music (Performance) and
Master of Music Studies
(Performance)
•
IELTS – Overall band
of 6.5 with no band
less than 6.0
2 November 2005
•
IELTS – Overall band
of 6.5 with no band
less than 6.0
2 November 2005
•
IELTS – Overall band
of 6.0
2 November 2005
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