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NOTICE OF MEETING

A meeting of the Academic Board will be held at 2.00 pm on Wednesday 27 May 2009 in
the Professorial Board Room.

Members who are unable to attend are asked to notify Megan Kemmis at the above address.
Enquiries concerning this meeting may also be directed to Ms Kemmis.

Megan Kemmis
Secretary to Academic Board

20 May 2009


AGENDA                                                                                    Pages

    1.   Apologies
         Apologies have been received from: Dr M Fisher, M Spence and R Stanton, and
         Mr A McLeod.


    2.   Arrangement of agenda
         2.1   Starring of items

         2.2    Adoption of unstarred items

                Recommendation
                The Academic Board resolve as recommended with respect to all unstarred
                items.


    3.   Minutes of previous meetings                                             Appendix A
         3.1   Meeting of 15 April 2009                                              A1-A20

                Recommendation
                The Academic Board adopt the minutes of the previous meeting held on 15
                April 2009 as a true record.


    4.   Business arising from Minutes (not dealt with elsewhere in the Agenda)
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    5.   Focus Topic: University of Sydney Strategic Plan                     separate attachment
            (Presentation by the Director, Strategic Planning)

               Recommendation
               That the Academic Board note the presentation by the Director, Strategic
               Planning on the development of the new University of Sydney Strategic Plan.


    6.   Report of the Chair                                                          Appendix B
         6.1   Report on Senate Matters
               6.1.1 Report of the Senate meeting held on 4 May 2009                           B1-B3

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board note the report of the Chair of the
                        Academic Board on academic matters considered by Senate at its
                        meeting of 4 May 2009.

         6.2     Honours and Distinctions                                                        B3

                 Recommendation
                 That the Academic Board note the report of the Chair of the Academic
                 Board on the honours and distinctions and congratulate the recipients, as
                 set out in the report presented.

         6.3     General Report
                 6.3.1 Academic Board Membership for 2009                                        B3

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board note and approve the nomination of
                        Associate Professor Hans Zoellner as an academic staff
                        representative of the Faculty of Dentistry, as set out in the report
                        presented.


    7.   Report of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal          Appendix C and attachment
         7.1   Report on Senate Matters
               7.1.1 Report of the Senate meeting held on 4 May 2009              C1-C3

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board note the report of the Vice-Chancellor and
                        Principal on matters considered by Senate at its meeting held on 4
                        May 2009.

         7.2     General report


    8.   Question time
         Questions to the Vice-Chancellor and Chair of the Academic Board

         (Time limit 15 minutes)
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    9.   Report of the Undergraduate Studies Committee                               Appendix D
         (Professor Scott Kable)

         9.1    Oral report of the Chair

                Recommendation
                That the Academic Board note the report of the Chair of the Undergraduate
                Studies Committee.

         9.2    Report of the meeting held on 6 May 2009                          D1-D76
                9.2.1 Proposals for new and amended undergraduate courses
                      9.2.1.1 Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
                               (1)   Bachelor of Environmental Systems        D1, D9-D16

                                      Recommendation
                                      That the Academic Board:
                                      (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                              Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources to
                                              introduce the Bachelor of Environmental
                                              Systems;
                                      (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                              (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                      approval of the proposal,
                                              (b)     approve the amendment of the
                                                      Resolutions of the Senate relating to
                                                      the     Degrees,    Diplomas     and
                                                      Certifications in the Faculty of
                                                      Agriculture, Food and Natural
                                                      Resources, and
                                              (c)     approve the adoption of the new
                                                      Resolutions of the Senate relating to
                                                      this course,
                                      (3)     note the Resolutions of the Faculty relating
                                              to the above course, made pursuant to the
                                              University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule
                                              2000 (as amended); and
                                      (4)     approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                              admission, units of study, the pass degree,
                                              specially designated streams and award of
                                              the degree,
                                      with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                                      report presented.

                                (2)   Bachelor of Horticultural Science              D2, D9-D16

                                      Recommendation
                                      That the Undergraduate Studies Committee
                                      recommend that the Academic Board:
                                      (1)   approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                            Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources to
                                            delete the Bachelor of Horticultural Science;
                                      (2)   recommend that Senate:
                                            (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                    approval of the proposal,
                                            (b)     approve the amendment of the
                                                    Resolutions of the Senate relating to
                                                    the    Degrees,     Diplomas      and
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                                                       Certificates in the Faculty of
                                                       Agriculture, Food and Natural
                                                       Resources, and
                                                (c)    approve the rescission of the
                                                       Resolutions of the Senate relating to
                                                       this course, and
                                        (3)     approve the deletion of the Faculty
                                                Resolutions relating to this course
                                        with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                                        report presented.

                                  (3)   Bachelor of Land and Water Science         D2-D3, D9-D16

                                        Recommendation
                                        That the Undergraduate Studies Committee
                                        recommend that the Academic Board:
                                        (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                                Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources to
                                                delete the Bachelor of Land and Water
                                                Science;
                                        (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                                (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                        approval of the proposal,
                                                (b)     approve the amendment of the
                                                        Resolutions of the Senate relating to
                                                        the     Degrees,      Diplomas   and
                                                        Certificates in the Faculty of
                                                        Agriculture, Food and Natural
                                                        Resources, and
                                                 (c)    approve the rescission of the
                                                        Resolutions of the Senate relating to
                                                        this course, and
                                        (3)     approve the deletion of the Faculty
                                                Resolutions relating to this course
                                        with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                                        report presented.

                        9.2.1.2   Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Law: Bachelor of
                                  Political, Economic and Social Sciences/Bachelor of
                                  Laws and Bachelor of Economic and Social
                                  Sciences/Bachelor of Laws        D3-D4, D17-D28, D45-D49

                                  Recommendation
                                  That the Academic Board:
                                  (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of Arts and
                                         Faculty of Law to introduce the Bachelor of
                                         Political, Economic and Social Sciences/Bachelor
                                         of Laws combined degree and delete the Bachelor
                                         of Economic and Social Sciences/Bachelor of
                                         Laws combined degree;
                                  (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                         (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of
                                                 the proposal,
                                         (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions
                                                 of the Senate relating to the Degrees,
                                                 Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of
                                                 Arts and the Bachelor of Laws, and
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                                         (c)      approve the adoption of the new
                                                  Resolutions of the Senate relating to the
                                                  Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social
                                                  Sciences/Bachelor of Laws combined
                                                  degree and the rescission of the
                                                  Resolutions of Senate related to the
                                                  Bachelor of Economic and Social
                                                  Sciences/Bachelor of Laws combined
                                                  degree,
                                  (3)     note the Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the
                                          Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social
                                          Sciences/Bachelor of Laws combined degree,
                                          made pursuant to the University of Sydney
                                          (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as amended);
                                  (4)     approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                          admission, units of study, the pass degree, the
                                          combined degree, the honours degree, specially
                                          designated streams and award of the combined
                                          degree; and
                                  (5)     approve the deletion of the Resolutions of the
                                          Faculty related to the Bachelor of Economic and
                                          Social Sciences/Bachelor of Laws and the
                                          amendment of the Resolutions of the Faculty
                                          related to the Bachelor of Laws,
                                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report
                                  presented.

                        9.2.1.3   Faculty of Education and Social Work: Bachelor of
                                  Education (Early Childhood)                D4, D29-D33

                                  Recommendation
                                  That the Academic Board:
                                  (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                          Education and Social Work to introduce the
                                          Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) degree;
                                  (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                          (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s approval of
                                                 the proposal, and
                                          (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions
                                                 of the Senate relating to the Degrees,
                                                 Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of
                                                 Education and Social Work;
                                  (3)     note the Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the
                                          degree, made pursuant to the University of Sydney
                                          (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as amended); and
                                  (4)     approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                          admission, units of study, the pass degree, the
                                          combined degree, the honours degree, specially
                                          designated streams and award of the degree;
                                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report
                                  presented.
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                        9.2.1.4   Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
                                  and Faculty of Law: Bachelor of Information
                                  Technology/Bachelor of Laws      D4-D5, D34-D39, D45-D49

                                  Recommendation
                                  That the Academic Board:
                                  (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                          Engineering and Information Technologies and
                                          Faculty of Law to introduce the Bachelor of
                                          Information     Technology/Bachelor      of   Laws
                                          combined degree;
                                  (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                          (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s approval of
                                                 the proposal,
                                          (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions
                                                 of the Senate relating to the Degrees,
                                                 Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of
                                                 Engineering and Information Technologies
                                                 and the Bachelor of Laws, and
                                           (c)   approve the adoption of the new
                                                 Resolutions of the Senate relating to this
                                                 course,
                                  (3)     note the Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the
                                          combined degree, made pursuant to the University
                                          of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as amended);
                                          and
                                  (4)     approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                          admission, units of study, the pass degree, the
                                          combined degree, the honours degree, specially
                                          designated streams and award of the combined
                                          degree and the amendment of the Resolutions of
                                          the Faculty related to the Bachelor of Laws;
                                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report
                                  presented.

                        9.2.1.5   Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Science:
                                  Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport
                                  Science)/Bachelor of Science (Nutrition)
                                                                         D5, D40-D44, D50-D53

                                  Recommendation
                                  That the Academic Board:
                                  (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of Health
                                         Sciences and the Faculty of Science to delete the
                                         Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport
                                         Science)/Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) combined
                                         degree;
                                  (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                         (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s approval of
                                                the proposal,
                                         (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions
                                                of the Senate relating to the Degrees,
                                                Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of
                                                Health Sciences and the Degrees,
                                                Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of
                                                Science, and
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                                          (c)     approve the rescission of the Resolutions
                                                  of the Senate relating to this course, and
                                  (3)     approve the deletion of the Faculty Resolutions
                                          relating to this course
                                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report
                                  presented.

                        9.2.1.6   Faculty of Science and Faculty of Arts: Bachelor of
                                  Science/Bachelor of Arts                  D5-D6, D54-D64

                                  Recommendation
                                  That the Academic Board:
                                  (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Science
                                          and the Faculty of Arts to amend the Bachelor of
                                          Science/Bachelor of Arts combined degree;
                                  (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                          (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s approval of
                                                 the proposal, and
                                          (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions
                                                 of the Senate relating to the course,
                                  (3)     note the Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the
                                          course, made pursuant to the University of Sydney
                                          (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as amended); and
                                  (4)     approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                          admission, units of study, the pass degree,
                                          combined degrees, the honours degree, specially
                                          designated streams and award of the degree,
                                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report
                                  presented.

                9.2.2   Reports from Faculties                                        D6-D8
                        9.2.2.1 Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies:
                                 Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Medical Science
                                                                                D6, D65-D67

                                  Recommendation
                                  That the Academic Board:
                                  (1)    note the report of the Faculty of Engineering and
                                         Information Technologies regarding amendments
                                         to the Bachelor of Engineering/ Bachelor of Medical
                                         Science combined degree; and
                                  (2)    approve the amendments to the Faculty
                                         Resolutions for the course relating to course
                                         requirements
                                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report
                                  presented.

                        9.2.2.2   Faculty of Law: Bachelor of Laws and combined
                                  degrees                                 D6, D68-D70

                                  Recommendation
                                  That the Academic Board:
                                  (1)    note the report of the Faculty of Law regarding
                                         amendments to units of study in the Bachelor of
                                         Laws and associated combined degrees; and
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                                  (2)    approve the amendments to the Faculty
                                         Resolutions for the courses relating to units of
                                         study
                                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report
                                  presented.

                        9.2.2.3   Sydney Conservatorium of Music
                                  (1)  Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Studies
                                       and Bachelor of Music Studies/Bachelor of Arts
                                                                                D7, D71-D72

                                        Recommendation
                                        That the Academic Board note the report of the
                                        Sydney Conservatorium of Music regarding
                                        changes to units of study in the Bachelor of Music,
                                        the Bachelor of Music Studies and the Bachelor of
                                        Music Studies/Bachelor of Arts.

                                  (2)   Bachelor of Music (Music Education)               D7, D73

                                        Recommendation
                                        That the Academic Board:
                                        (1)    note     the   report    of    the    Sydney
                                               Conservatorium of Music regarding changes
                                               to a unit of study in the Bachelor of Music
                                               (Music Education); and
                                        (2)    approve the amendments to the Faculty
                                               Resolutions for the course relating to course
                                               requirements
                                        with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                                        report presented.

                                  (3)   Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) D7-D8, D74-D76

                                        Recommendation
                                        That the Academic Board:
                                        (1)    note     the   report    of    the    Sydney
                                               Conservatorium of Music regarding changes
                                               to units of study in the Bachelor of Music
                                               (Jazz Performance); and
                                        (2)    approve the amendments to the Faculty
                                               Resolutions for the course relating to course
                                               requirements
                                        with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                                        report presented.

                9.2.3   Proceedings of the Committee                                           D8

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board note the proceedings of the
                        Undergraduate Studies Committee meeting held on 6 May 2009, as
                        set out in the report presented.
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    10.   Report of the Graduate Studies Committee                                    Appendix E
          (Associate Professor Peter McCallum)

          10.1   Oral report of the Chair

                 Recommendation
                 That the Academic Board note the report of the Chair of the Graduate
                 Studies Committee.

          10.2   Report of the meeting held on 13 May 2009                          E1-E101
                 10.2.1 Proposals for new and amended postgraduate courses
                        10.2.1.1 Faculty of Arts: Master of Human Rights and
                                 Democratisation (Asia Pacific Regional program)
                                                                                E1, E10-E15

                                 Recommendation
                                 That the Academic Board
                                 (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Arts to
                                         introduce the Master of Human Rights and
                                         Democratisation (Asia Pacific Regional program);
                                 (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                         (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of
                                                the proposal;
                                         (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions
                                                of Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas
                                                and Certificates in the Faculty of Arts; and
                                         (c)    approve the introduction of the Resolutions
                                                of Senate related to the course;
                                 (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the
                                         course;
                                 with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the reports
                                 presented.

                        10.2.1.2 Faculty of Education and Social Work: Graduate
                                 Certificate in Human and Community Services,
                                 Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Policy and
                                 Practice, Graduate Certificate in Social Work:
                                 Professional Practice Supervision and Graduate
                                 Certificate in Social Work: Dying, Death and Palliative
                                 Care                                         E1-E2, E16-E27

                                 Recommendation
                                 That the Academic Board
                                 (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                        Education and Social Work to introduce the
                                        Graduate Certificate in Human and Community
                                        Services and delete the Graduate Certificate in
                                        Mental Health Policy and Practice, Graduate
                                        Certificate in Social Work: Professional Practice
                                        Supervision and Graduate Certificate in Social
                                        Work: Dying, Death and Palliative Care;
                                 (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                        (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of
                                                the proposal;
                                        (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions
                                                of Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas
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                                               and Certificates in the Faculty of Education
                                               and Social Work; and
                                        (c)    approve the introduction of the Resolutions
                                               of Senate relating to the Graduate
                                               Certificate in Human and Community
                                               Services and the rescission of the
                                               Resolutions of Senate related to the
                                               Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Policy
                                               and Practice;
                                (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the
                                        courses;
                                with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the reports
                                presented.

                        10.2.1.3 Faculty of Health Sciences and Science: Bachelor of
                                 Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)/Master
                                 of Nutrition and Dietetics           E2, E28-E33, E60-E62

                                Recommendation
                                That the Academic Board
                                (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Health
                                        Sciences and the Faculty of Science to introduce
                                        the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and
                                        Sport Science)/Master of Nutrition and Dietetics;
                                (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                        (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s approval of
                                               the proposal;
                                        (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions
                                               of Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas
                                               and Certificates in the Faculty of Health
                                               Sciences and the Faculty of Science; and
                                        (c)    approve the introduction of the Resolutions
                                               of Senate related to the courses;
                                (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the
                                        course;
                                with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the reports
                                presented.

                        10.2.1.4 Faculty of Medicine
                                 (1)  Graduate        Certificate      in     Bioethics
                                      (Biotechnology) and Graduate Certificate in
                                      Bioethics (Clinical Ethics)
                                                                E3, E34-E36, E57-E59, E64-E70

                                      Recommendation
                                      That the Academic Board
                                      (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                             Medicine and the Faculty of Science to
                                             delete the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics
                                             (Biotechnology) and the Graduate Certificate
                                             in Bioethics (Clinical Ethics);
                                      (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                             (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                    approval of the proposal;
                                             (b)    approve the amendment of the
                                                    Resolutions of Senate related to the
                                                    Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in
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                                              the Faculty of Medicine and the
                                              Faculty of Science; and
                                      (c)     approve the rescission of the
                                              Resolutions of Senate related to the
                                              courses;
                               (3)    approve the deletion of the faculty
                                      resolutions relating to the courses;
                               with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                               reports presented.

                         (2)   Master of Public Health (Professional Practice)
                                                                      E3-E4, E34- E41

                               Recommendation
                               That the Academic Board
                               (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                      Medicine to introduce the Master of Public
                                      Health (Professional Practice);
                               (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                      (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s
                                              approval of the proposal;
                                      (b)     approve the amendment of the
                                              Resolutions of Senate related to the
                                              Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in
                                              the Faculty of Medicine; and
                                      (c)     approve the introduction of the
                                              Resolutions of Senate related to the
                                              course;
                               (3)    approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                      the course;
                               with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                               reports presented.

                        (3)    Doctor of Clinical Surgery          E4, E34-E36, E42-F45

                               Recommendation
                               That the Academic Board
                               (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                      Medicine to introduce the Doctor of Clinical
                                      Surgery;
                               (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                      (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s
                                              approval of the proposal;
                                      (b)     approve the amendment of the
                                              Resolutions of Senate related to the
                                              Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in
                                              the Faculty of Medicine; and
                                      (c)     approve the introduction of the
                                              Resolutions of Senate related to the
                                              course;
                               (3)    approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                      the course;
                               with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                               reports presented.
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                        10.2.1.5 Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
                                 (1)  Master of Clinical Trials Research, Master of
                                      Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) and Graduate
                                      Diploma in Clinical Trials Research  E4-E5, E46-E56

                                      Recommendation
                                      That the Academic Board
                                      (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                             Nursing and Midwifery to introduce the
                                             Master of Clinical Trials Research, the
                                             Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) and
                                             the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials
                                             Research;
                                      (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                             (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                     approval of the proposal;
                                             (b)     approve the amendment of the
                                                     Resolutions of Senate related to the
                                                     Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in
                                                     the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery;
                                                     and
                                             (c)     approve the introduction of the
                                                     Resolutions of Senate related to the
                                                     courses;
                                      (3)    approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                             the course;
                                      with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                                      reports presented.

                                (2)   Master of Cancer and Haematology Nursing,
                                      Graduate Diploma in Cancer and Haematology
                                      Nursing and Graduate Certificate in Cancer and
                                      Haematology Nursing                   E5-E6, E46-E46

                                      Recommendation
                                      That the Academic Board
                                      (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                             Nursing and Midwifery to rename the Master
                                             of Cancer Nursing, the Graduate Diploma in
                                             Cancer Nursing and the Graduate Certificate
                                             in Cancer Nursing as the Master of Cancer
                                             and Haematology Nursing, the Graduate
                                             Diploma in Cancer and Haematology
                                             Nursing and the Graduate Certificate in
                                             Cancer and Haematology Nursing;
                                      (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                             (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                     approval of the proposal; and
                                             (b)     approve the amendment of the
                                                     Resolutions of Senate related to the
                                                     Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in
                                                     the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
                                                     and related to the courses;
                                      (3)    approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                             the courses;
                                      with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                                      reports presented.
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                        (3)   Master of Clinical Nursing, Master of Emergency
                              Nursing, Master of Intensive Care Nursing,
                              Master of Mental Health Nursing, Graduate
                              Diploma in Clinical Nursing, Graduate Diploma
                              in Emergency Nursing, Graduate Diploma in
                              Intensive Care Nursing, Graduate Diploma in
                              Mental Health Nursing, Graduate Certificate in
                              Clinical Nursing, Graduate Certificate in
                              Emergency Nursing, Graduate Certificate in
                              Intensive Care Nursing and Graduate Certificate
                              in Mental Health Nursing                  E6, E46-E56

                              Recommendation
                              That the Academic Board
                              (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                     Nursing and Midwifery to amend the Master
                                     of Clinical Nursing, Master of Emergency
                                     Nursing, Master of Intensive Care Nursing,
                                     Master of Mental Health Nursing, Graduate
                                     Diploma in Clinical Nursing,         Graduate
                                     Diploma in Emergency Nursing, Graduate
                                     Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing, Graduate
                                     Diploma in Mental Health Nursing, Graduate
                                     Certificate in Clinical Nursing, Graduate
                                     Certificate in Emergency Nursing, Graduate
                                     Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing and
                                     Graduate Certificate in Mental Health
                                     Nursing;
                              (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                     (a)      endorse the Academic Board’s
                                             approval of the proposal; and
                                     (b)     approve the amendment of the
                                             Resolutions of Senate related to the
                                             Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in
                                             the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery;
                              (3)    approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                     the courses;
                              with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                              reports presented.

                        (4)   Master of Cancer Nursing (Honours), Master of
                              Clinical Education (Honours), Master of Clinical
                              Nursing (Honours), Master of Emergency
                              Nursing (Honours), Master of Gerontic Nursing,
                              Master of Gerontic Nursing (Honours), Master of
                              Health Services Management (Honours), Master
                              of Intensive Care Nursing (Honours), Master of
                              Mental Health Nursing (Honours), Master of
                              Midwifery, Master of Nursing, Master of Nursing
                              (Honours), Graduate Diploma in Clinical
                              Education, Graduate Diploma in Gerontic
                              Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Midwifery,
                              Graduate Diploma in Nursing, Graduate
                              Certificate in Clinical Education and Graduate
                              Certificate in Gerontic Nursing           E7, E46-E56
Academic Board Agenda                                                             Page 14
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                                      Recommendation
                                      That the Academic Board
                                      (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                              Nursing and Midwifery to delete the Master
                                              of Cancer Nursing (Honours), Master of
                                              Clinical Education (Honours), Master of
                                              Clinical Nursing (Honours), Master of
                                              Emergency Nursing (Honours), Master of
                                              Gerontic Nursing, Master of Gerontic
                                              Nursing (Honours), Master of Health
                                              Services Management (Honours), Master of
                                              Intensive Care Nursing (Honours), Master of
                                              Mental Health Nursing (Honours), Master of
                                              Midwifery, Master of Nursing, Master of
                                              Nursing (Honours), Graduate Diploma in
                                              Clinical Education, Graduate Diploma in
                                              Gerontic Nursing, Graduate Diploma in
                                              Midwifery, Graduate Diploma in Nursing,
                                              Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education
                                              and Graduate Certificate in Gerontic
                                              Nursing;
                                      (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                             (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                     approval of the proposal; and
                                             (b)     approve the amendment of the
                                                     Resolutions of Senate related to the
                                                     Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in
                                                     the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
                                                     and related to the courses;
                                      (3)    approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                             the course;
                                      with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                                      reports presented.

                        10.2.1.6 Faculty of Science: Bachelor of Science/Master of
                                 Nutrition and Dietetics                  E7-E8, E57-E63

                                Recommendation
                                That the Academic Board
                                (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Science
                                        to introduce the Bachelor of Science/Master of
                                        Nutrition and Dietetics combined degree;
                                (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                        (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of
                                                the proposal;
                                        (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions
                                                of Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas
                                                and Certificates in the Faculty of Science;
                                                and
                                        (c)     approve the introduction of the Resolutions
                                                of Senate related to the course;
                                (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the
                                        course;
                                with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the reports
                                presented.
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                10.2.2 Reports from Faculties
                       10.2.2.1 Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources:
                                Master of Agriculture, Graduate Diploma in
                                Agriculture and Graduate Certificate in Agriculture
                                                                                 E8, E71-E79

                                 Recommendation
                                 That the Academic Board approve the proposal from the
                                 Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources to
                                 make minor amendments to the Master of Agriculture,
                                 Graduate Diploma in Agriculture and Graduate Certificate
                                 in Agriculture, with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out
                                 in the report presented.

                        10.2.2.2 Faculty of Arts: Master of Letters in US Studies         E8, E80

                                 Recommendation
                                 That the Academic Board approve the proposal from the
                                 Faculty of Arts to make minor amendments to the
                                 admission requirements for the Master of Letters in US
                                 Studies, with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                                 report presented.

                        10.2.2.3 Faculty of Law: Master of Environmental Law, Master
                                 of Environmental Science and 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 Environmental Law, Graduate
                                 Diploma in International Law, Graduate Diploma in
                                 Jurisprudence and Graduate Diploma in Taxation E9, E81-E82

                                 Recommendation
                                 That the Academic Board approve the proposal from the
                                 Faculty of Law to make amendments to the units of study
                                 in the Master of Environmental Law, Master of
                                 Environmental Science and 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
                                 Environmental Law, Graduate Diploma in International
                                 Law, Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence and Graduate
                                 Diploma in Taxation, with effect from 1 January 2010, as
                                 set out in the report presented.

                        10.2.2.4 Faculty of Medicine: Master of Public Health and
                                 Graduate Diploma in Public Health           E9, E83-E84

                                 Recommendation
                                 That the Academic Board approve the proposal from the
                                 Faculty of Medicine to make minor amendments to the
                                 Master of Public Health and Graduate Diploma in Public
                                 Health, with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                                 report presented.
Academic Board Agenda                                                            Page 16
27 May 2009


                        10.2.2.5 Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery: Master of Nursing,
                                 Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing, Bachelor of
                                 Health Sciences/Master of Nursing and Bachelor of
                                 Science/Master of Nursing                    E9, E85-E101

                                 Recommendation
                                 That the Academic Board approve the proposal from the
                                 Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery to make minor
                                 amendments to the Master of Nursing, Bachelor of
                                 Arts/Master    of     Nursing,     Bachelor  of    Health
                                 Sciences/Master      of    Nursing    and   Bachelor   of
                                 Science/Master of Nursing, with effect from 1 January
                                 2010, as set out in the report presented.

                 10.2.3 Proceedings of the Committee                                            E9

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board note the proceedings of the Graduate
                        Studies Committee meeting held on 13 May 2009, as set out in the
                        report presented.


    11.   Report of the Learning and Teaching Committee                             Appendix F
          (Associate Professor Simon Barrie)

          11.1   Oral report of the Chair

                 Recommendation
                 That the Academic Board note the report of the Chair of the Learning and
                 Teaching Committee.

          11.2   Report of the meeting held on 13 May 2009                                   F1-F7
                 11.2.1 Academic Board Faculty Reviews                                       F1- F7
                        (1)    Faculty of Medicine                                               F1

                               Recommendation
                               That the Academic Board note the Academic Board Review
                               Phase Three Report for the Faculty of Medicine as
                               presented.

                        (2)    Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources     F1, F3-F7

                               Recommendation
                               That the Academic Board note the update report from the
                               Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources as
                               presented.

                 11.2.2 Proceedings of the Committee                                         F1-F2

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board note the proceedings of the Learning and
                        Teaching Committee meeting held on 13 May 2009, as set out in
                        the report presented.
Academic Board Agenda                                                               Page 17
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    12.   Report of the Research and Research Training Committee                       Appendix G
          (Professor Jillian Kril)

          12.1     Oral report of the Chair

                   Recommendation
                   That the Academic Board note the report of the Chair of the Research and
                   Research Training Committee.

          12.2     Report of the meeting held on 6 May 2009                                     G1
                   12.2.1 Proceedings of the Committee                                          G1

                          Recommendation
                          That the Academic Board note the proceedings of the Research and
                          Research Training Committee meeting held on 6 May 2009, as set
                          out in the report presented.


    13.   Report of the Academic Staffing Committee                                    Appendix H
          (Professor Belinda Bennett)

          13.1     Oral report of the Chair

                   Recommendation
                   That the Academic Board note the report of the Chair of the Academic
                   Staffing Committee.

          13.2     Report of the meeting held on 29 April 2009                                  H1
                   13.2.1 Proceedings of the Committee                                          H1

                          Recommendation
                          That the Academic Board note the proceedings of the Academic
                          Staffing Committee meeting held on 29 April 2009, as set out in the
                          report presented.


      14.        General Business                                                       Appendix I
                 14.1 Membership of the Central Promotions Committee 2009                      I1

                       Recommendation
                       That the Academic Board approve the amendments to the
                       membership of the Central Promotions Committees for 2009, as set
                       out in the report presented.
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                       Minutes of the meeting of the Academic Board
         held at 2 pm on Wednesday 15 April 2009 in the Professorial Board Room

There were present: the Chair (Professor B Sutton) presiding; the Vice-Chancellor and
                    Principal (Dr M Spence); the Chairs of the Standing Committees
                    (Professors B Bennett and S Kable and Associate Professor P
                    McCallum); Professors D Armstrong, A Aspromourgos, J Brien, E
                    Cowley, D Day, S Garton, G Hancock, J Hearn, G Llewellyn, A Peters,
                    I Ramzan, E Schwarz, G Triggs, K Trigwell and J White, Associate
                    Professors M Boughton, M Edmond, M Fairskye, A Fekete, M
                    Halliwell, D Hibbs, A Jamalipour, T Masters, S Newberry, N O’Dwyer,
                    G Ryan, J Shields (attending for Professor P Wolnizer) and A
                    Twomey, Drs J Callen, F Collyer, S Cox, K Crameri, S Cumming, M
                    Fisher, R Gibson, J Hanrahan, D Higgins, S Mansfield, P Marks, K
                    Nelson, S Ronaldson and L Scanlon, Mr P Ball, Mr D Brooks, Ms J
                    Henderson, Ms P Kamvounias, Ms R Kumar, Mr D Liu, Ms J Mooney,
                    Mr J Quilty, Ms R Rodney, Ms R Santos, Mr J Shipp, Ms M Stephens,
                    Ms L-M Syron, Mr A Thomas, Ms J Truman and Mr N White.

Present as observers: Mr M Charet (Secretariat) and Ms L Rose (Provost’s Office).

In attendance:        Ms Megan Kemmis (Executive Officer to Academic Board).

    1.     Apologies
           The Board noted that apologies had been received from: Professors C Armour, A
           Boyd, A Brewer, S Clarke, R Ewing, R Magnusson, D Nutbeam, B Paltridge, C
           Rhodes and P Wolnizer (A/P John Shields attending as Acting Dean), Associate
           Professors E Blignaut, A Dunn, A Holland and L Hossain, Drs T Anthony, L
           Cutcher, C Grupen, B Jones, I Odeh, J Slapeta and R Stanton and Mr W Chan,
           Mr J Conomos, Mr M Kalonikos, Mr A McLeod and Ms C McNally.

    2.     Arrangement of agenda
           2.1   Starring of items
                 Members of the Board were invited to star for discussion any unstarred
                 items. The following items were starred: 9.2.1.1(1), 9.2.1.1(3) and 9.2.1.2.

           2.2    Adoption of unstarred items

                  Resolution 28/09
                  That the Academic Board resolve as recommended with respect to all
                  unstarred items.
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    3.   Minutes of previous meeting

         Resolution 29/09
         That the Academic Board adopt the minutes of the previous meeting held on 10
         December 2008, as a true record.

    4.   Business arising from Minutes (not dealt with elsewhere in the Agenda)
         There was no business arising from the minutes.

    5.   Report of the Chair
         5.1   Report on Senate matters
               5.1.1 Report of the Senate meeting held on 16 March 2009
                       The Chair noted that the report of this meeting had been circulated
                       with the agenda.

                           Resolution 30/09
                           That the Academic Board note the report of the Chair of the
                           Academic Board on academic matters considered by Senate at its
                           meeting of 16 March 2009.

         5.2    Honours and Distinctions
                The Board noted and congratulated by acclamation the recipients of
                honours and distinctions, as set out in the agenda.

                Resolution 31/09
                That the Academic Board note the report of the Chair of the Academic
                Board on the honours and distinctions and congratulate the recipients, as
                set out in the report presented.

         Action: Chair of the Academic Board to write to recipients congratulating them on
                 their honours and distinctions.

         5.3    General Report
                5.3.1 University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as amended)
                      The Chair reminded members that the concept of a Postgraduate
                      Coursework Rule had been discussed with the Academic Board on
                      a number of occasions and that there had been general agreement
                      for the concept. There had been some debate as to whether there
                      should be a separate rule or an Academic Board policy, but it had
                      been agreed that the existing Coursework Rule should be
                      amended. He added that further amendments to the Coursework
                      Rule would come forward later in the year as part of the proposed
                      revisions to the current PhD resolutions. He invited Associate
                      Professor McCallum to talk to the proposal.

                           Professor McCallum advised that the proposal built on the
                           recommendations from the Postgraduate Coursework review,
                           including the recognition of two different types of masters,
                           advanced learning and professional, the admission requirements,
                           characteristics and components.             He explained that some
                           requirements had been spelled out in detail to give faculties more
                           agility in developing their courses, and to provide some generic
                           resolutions for courses. In addition to the inserted sections, the
                           proposed amendments include the deletion of a reference to the
                           Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) and a revision
                           to the definition of credit points to align it with the Academic Board’s
                           policy. He advised that the postgraduate section had been
                           amended since the draft was last discussed at the Academic Board
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                           to refer to interdisciplinary degrees and to remove the reference to
                           coursework doctorates.          In addition the Graduate Studies
                           Committee had also revised the admission requirements. The
                           Chair invited members to discuss the proposal.

                           Professor White queried the inconsistent use of the phrase “other
                           university or institution” and asked if this could be uniform.
                           Members supported this amendment.           Ms Kumar expressed
                           concern at the removal of honours from coursework masters, noting
                           that it was used as a pathway to the PhD. Professor McCallum
                           advised that it was intended that there be a pathway to the PhD in
                           as many coursework masters as possible by the inclusion of a
                           research component (normally twelve credit points) which would
                           also make students eligible for postgraduate awards (APAs and
                           UPAs).

                           Professor Hancock thanked Professor McCallum for his work on
                           the Postgraduate Rule but asked whether the proposed
                           requirements would match the criteria for courses to be eligible for
                           Austudy. Professor McCallum advised that this should be the case
                           but agreed to check this issue again.

                           Associate Professor Shields also thanked Professor McCallum,
                           particularly for his consultative approach. He noted that there was
                           some concern in the Faculty of Economics and Business that the
                           definitions for the professional masters and advanced learning
                           masters did not cover some masters designed for changes in
                           career but not for professional accreditation (e.g. the Master of
                           Commerce and the Executive Master of Business Administration).
                           Professor McCallum agreed that this was a concern shared with the
                           Faculty of Law, and that such courses could be viewed in either
                           category. He added that the key for describing a course as
                           professional was accreditation or recognition, which could apply to
                           the sort of course described by Professor Shields.

                           Ms Kumar queried the transitional arrangements in clause 28 and
                           suggested they should specifically allow currently enrolled students
                           to complete a course under the current resolutions or transfer to the
                           new resolutions. Professor McCallum agreed and suggested using
                           clause 25.2 from the existing rule to create a new clause 28.3.

                           Members approved the proposed amendments.

                           Resolution 32/09
                           That the Academic Board recommend that Senate approve the
                           amendments to the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000
                           (as amended), with effect from 1 June 2010 as set out in the report
                           presented.

                Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate approve the amendments to
                        the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as amended),
                        with effect from 1 June 2010.

                File No. (PD7)
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                5.3.2      2008 Annual Report of Academic Board Activities
                           The Chair noted that this report would also be sent to Senate for its
                           advice. He thanked everyone who had assisted with the Board’s
                           work in 2008, noting it was voluntary work and deeply appreciated.

                           Resolution 33/09
                           That the Academic Board note the 2008 Annual Report of
                           Academic Board activities, as set out in the report presented.

                5.3.3      Academic Board Membership for 2009
                           The Chair advised that, in addition to the appointment of Associate
                           Professor Anne Dunn to fill the casual vacancy caused by Dr
                           Gaynor Macdonald’s resignation, the following amendments to the
                           membership of the Academic Board had been submitted:
                           • Dr Ruth Phillips to replace Professor Robyn Ewing as an
                              academic staff representative of the Faculty of Education and
                              Social Work; and
                           • Associate Professor Louise Chappell, Dr Nijmeh Hajjar and Dr
                              Dirk Moses to replace Drs Kathryn Crameri, Peter Marks and
                              Richard Stanton for the period 1 July 2009 to 31 December
                              2009.

                           He pointed that all of the above changes to membership are for the
                           period ending 31 December 2009. A fresh round of elections for
                           faculty academic staff representatives will be held in Semester 2 for
                           the period 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2011.

                           Members approved these appointments.

                           Resolution 34/09
                           That the Academic Board note and approve the amendments to the
                           Academic Board’s membership, as set out in the report presented.

                Action: Executive Officer to update the Academic Board’s membership list.

                5.3.4      Chairs of Academic Board Standing Committees
                           The Chair advised members that he was currently seeking chairs
                           for the Learning and Teaching Committee and Research and
                           Research Training Committee, and that it was proving difficult to
                           find high calibre people who were willing to take on the extra work
                           involved with chairing a committee. He had particularly hoped to
                           identify senior female academics to chair both committees, and he
                           indicated that the Academic Board needed to do more work on
                           succession planning and to provide opportunities for female
                           academics. He noted that committee chairs were normally Level D
                           or Level E academics, and suggested that this rule could be
                           relaxed. With regard to the Learning and Teaching Committee he
                           advised that he was nominating Professor Tony Aspromourgos
                           from the Faculty of Economics and Business to chair the
                           committee. Members endorsed the Chair’s nomination.

                           Professor White queried the mechanism for the appointment of
                           chairs, suggesting in future that the deans be contacted for their
                           suggestions.
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                           Resolution 35/09
                           That the Academic Board approve the appointment Professor Tony
                           Aspromourgos as chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee
                           for a term expiring 31 December 2009, as set out in the report
                           presented.

                5.3.5      Review of Academic Board
                           The Chair noted that the Academic Board had, at its last meeting,
                           approved the concept of reviewing the Board as well as the draft
                           terms of reference and membership of the review panel. He
                           pointed out that it was possible the review would recommend
                           amendments to the current membership of the Academic Board.
                           As current members’ terms expired on 31 December this year, and
                           elections are to be held in Semester 2, any such amendments
                           would need to be passed at the Board’s July meeting for referral to
                           the Senate meeting on 3 August. Professor Deryck Schreuder had
                           also advised earlier in the day that he was no longer able to chair
                           the panel, as AUQA is entering a period of discussion and
                           negotiation with the Federal government.

                           He suggested reconfiguring the proposed panel to a smaller
                           external group, and to ask them to review the membership as a
                           priority, with any recommendation to come to the Board in time for
                           its July meeting. Other issues could be the subject of a report
                           submitted later in the year. He stressed that delaying the report
                           beyond the July Board meeting would mean that no amendments to
                           the membership would be made for another two years.

                           Associate Professor Fekete queried the need to amend the current
                           membership structure of the Board. The Chair pointed out that one
                           of the Board’s roles is to serve as a forum for senior management
                           and the wider academic community, and that the forum currently
                           did not include heads of schools and departments. The proposed
                           review would look at whether this group should be included as ex
                           officio members of the Board, and how this would affect the current
                           membership structure. The Vice-Chancellor pointed out that this
                           group had day-to-day responsibility for implementing the Board’s
                           decisions, and their input would be useful. He further pointed out
                           that a great deal of work had already gone into revising the senior
                           management structure and committees of the University, and that it
                           would be worthwhile continuing this momentum into the review of
                           the Board.

                           Professor White agreed with this last point and asked what the
                           proposed membership of the revised panel would be. The Chair
                           advised that it would be Professors Carter and Harris, Dr Jeanette
                           Baird from AUQA and Ms Anderson. He expressed his thanks to
                           all those who had offered their time to the original panel, and added
                           that Dr Baird had written the definitive paper on Academic Boards
                           in Australian universities. Mr White expressed concern that the
                           revised panel would not include a student representative. The
                           Chair pointed out that there would be no current member of the
                           Academic Board, staff or student, on the revised panel, but
                           members would be encouraged to make submissions and would
                           have the final say on any recommendations. Mr White countered
                           that a student representative did not need to be an Academic Board
                           member and that it would be good policy to include such
                           representation.
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                           The Vice-Chancellor suggested an alternative way forward: instead
                           of using a review panel, a white paper could be developed for
                           discussion by the Academic Board. He offered the services of his
                           staff in developing such a paper. Professor Fekete suggested that
                           any such white paper should be referred to the proposed panel for
                           consideration and the development of recommendations. The
                           Vice-Chancellor supported this suggestion. Professor Fekete
                           added that the opportunity for people to make submissions should
                           also be maintained. This suggestion received general support from
                           the meeting. Mr White asked that any white paper contain a range
                           of options for debate. The Vice-Chancellor suggested circulating a
                           proposal to members on how to proceed, giving members a week
                           to comment.

                           Associate Professor Masters expressed concern at the proposed
                           amendments to the Board’s membership, particularly the potential
                           impact on the collegial nature of the board. He added that previous
                           reviews of the Board had struggled with reducing the overall size of
                           the Board while maintaining this collegial nature and representative
                           structure. He also expressed concern that reviewing the Board by
                           white paper would limit the sorts of issues that could be considered,
                           raising the communication of Board decisions as one issue that
                           needed thought. He suggested that, instead of attempting to
                           conduct the review in time for the next elections, the Board discuss
                           with Senate how a new structure could be implemented if one were
                           proposed. He pointed out that alterations to the membership of
                           both the Board and Senate had occurred in the past outside the
                           normal election cycle.

                           The Vice-Chancellor argued that the Board’s committee structure
                           would also be an important issue for review, in terms of the recent
                           changes to the structure of senior management’s decision-making
                           bodies. He suggested that membership and committee structures
                           were two issues that could be dealt with quickly, before tackling
                           other matters. With regard to collegiality at the University, he
                           agreed that the Academic Board had an important tribunal function,
                           but pointed out that the surveys conducted by Lipman Hearn as
                           part of the Brand Project indicated that many staff and students did
                           not feel engaged with the University. He added that he was
                           committed to clarifying for these people how and where the
                           University’s decisions are made, what bodies are involved, what the
                           functions of such bodies are and how people can get involved.

                           Professor Bennett suggested that a series of white papers could be
                           developed looking at a range of themes, and stressed the need for
                           the Board to be realistic about what it wished to achieve. Professor
                           Armstrong suggested that the Board should look at the relationship
                           between its committees and those recently formed by the Senior
                           Executive Group, and supported the idea of the Vice-Chancellor
                           presenting a background paper on the new management structure.
                           Professor Hancock and Professor Day also expressed support for
                           this suggestion, while Professor Garton supported the concept of a
                           range of white papers, suggesting that the proposed white paper on
                           membership and committees structure could go to a committee of
                           advice together with submissions from Board members. If a
                           particular point regarding membership arose which requires further
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                           discussion, the Board could then discuss possible timelines and
                           strategies with Senate.

                           Professor Fekete asked whether or not the Board needed to
                           rescind its decision from the March meeting. This motion was put
                           to the Board and carried. The Chair offered to circulate details for
                           the process of preparing the white paper and a timeline for
                           submissions following the meeting. The Vice-Chancellor suggested
                           that any call for submissions should call quickly, with respondents
                           given the option of providing open or confidential comment. He
                           again offered for his staff to develop the initial white paper as a
                           starting point for discussion at the Board. There was general
                           agreement from members for the proposed amendments to the
                           planned review of the Academic Board.

                           Resolution 36/09
                           That the Academic Board note the Chair’s report on the review of
                           the Academic Board, as set out in the report presented.

    6.   Report of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal
         6.1   Report on Senate Matters
               6.1.1 Report of the Senate meeting held on 16 March 2009
                       The Vice-Chancellor noted that the report of this meeting had been
                       circulated with the agenda.

                           Resolution 37/09
                           That the Academic Board note the report of the Vice-Chancellor
                           and Principal on matters considered by Senate at its meeting held
                           on 16 March 2009.

         6.2    General Report
                The Vice-Chancellor provided some general advice to the Academic Board
                regarding the University’s 2008 financial report. He also noted that the
                development of the University’s next Strategic Plan would need to
                commence soon, and advised that he would speak further at future
                meetings on the relevant processes. In terms of recent discussions at the
                Senior Executive Group he made the following points:
                • the criteria for honorary awards were being revised and tightened up;
                • the Vice-Chancellor’s awards were also being revised: the number of
                   awards would be maintained, but third party nominations will be
                   introduced, and the teaching awards would focus on awarding great
                   teaching teams and those teachers who develop excellent teaching
                   processes and systems;
                • the University’s Code of Conduct is currently being reviewed; and
                • the 2009 Capital Infrastructure Services budget is being discussed with
                   faculties to determine which infrastructure projects should proceed and
                   to look at competing needs; the Vice-Chancellor particularly noted that
                   the current formulae used to make such decisions needed careful
                   consideration.

                Resolution 38/09
                That the Academic Board note the report of the Vice-Chancellor.
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    7.   Question time
         There were no questions asked of the Vice-Chancellor and Chair.

    8.   Report of the Faculties
         8.1   Report of the Board of Studies in Indigenous Studies
               8.1.1 Amendment to the Constitution of the Board of Studies in
                       Indigenous Studies

                           Resolution 39/09
                           That the Academic Board recommend that Senate approve the
                           amendments to the Senate Resolutions relating to the Constitution
                           of the Board of Studies in Indigenous Studies, as set out in the
                           report presented.

                Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate approve the amendments to
                        the Senate Resolutions relating to the Constitution of the Board of
                        Studies in Indigenous Studies.

                           The Chair and Faculty Manager of the Board of Studies in
                           Indigenous Studies to note the Academic Board’s approval of the
                           proposal to amend the Constitution of the Board of Studies in
                           Indigenous Studies and submit resolutions via CMS.

                File No. (PD207)

    9.   Report of the Undergraduate Studies Committee
         (Professor Scott Kable)

         9.1    Oral report of the Chair
                Professor Kable noted that many of the proposals submitted to this Board
                meeting reflected the recommendations from the 2007 Academic Reform
                recommendations. He added that there were a number of other proposals
                which would be reconsidered at the Committee’s next meeting.

                Resolution 40/09
                That the Academic Board note the report of the Chair of the Undergraduate
                Studies Committee.

         9.2    Report of the meeting held on 18 March 2009
                9.2.1 Proposals for new and amended undergraduate courses
                      9.2.1.1 Faculty of Arts
                                (1) Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social
                                     Sciences
                                     Professor Kable noted that he had previously
                                     undertaken to brief the Academic Board on any
                                     proposals that had not received unanimous support
                                     from his Committee. He advised that the Faculty of
                                     Economics and Business had raised an objection to
                                     the use of the term “economic” in the proposed
                                     course’s title, but added that the proposal had been
                                     supported by the majority of the Committee’s
                                     members.

                                          The Academic Board approved the proposal by a
                                          majority vote.
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                                  Resolution 41/09
                                  That the Academic Board:
                                  (1) approve the proposal from the Faculty of Arts
                                        to rename the Bachelor of Economic and
                                        Social Sciences as the Bachelor of Political,
                                        Economic and Social Sciences;
                                  (2) recommend that Senate:
                                        (a) endorse the Academic Board’s approval
                                              of the proposal,
                                        (b) approve the amendment of the
                                              Resolutions of the Senate relating to the
                                              Degree, Diplomas and Certifications in
                                              the Faculty of Arts, and
                                        (c) approve the adoption of the new
                                              Resolutions of the Senate relating to
                                              this course, made pursuant to the
                                              University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule
                                              2000, and
                                  (3) note the Resolutions of the Faculty relating to
                                        the above course, made pursuant to the
                                        University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000
                                        (as amended); and
                                  (4) approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                        admission, units of study, the pass degree,
                                        combined degrees, the honours degree,
                                        specially designated streams and award of
                                        the degree,
                                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                                  report presented.

                           Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate endorse the
                                   Academic Board’s approval of the Faculty of Arts’
                                   proposal to rename the Bachelor of Economic and
                                   Social Sciences as the Bachelor of Political,
                                   Economic and Social Sciences, approve the
                                   amendment of the Resolutions of the Senate
                                   relating to the Degree, Diplomas and Certifications
                                   in the Faculty of Arts and approve the adoption of
                                   the new Resolutions of the Senate relating to this
                                   course.

                                  The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty of
                                  Arts to note the Academic Board’s approval of the
                                  proposal to rename the Bachelor of Economic and
                                  Social Sciences as the Bachelor of Political,
                                  Economic and Social Sciences and submit
                                  resolutions via CMS.

                                  File No. (2009/5442)

                            (2)   Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

                                  Resolution 42/09
                                  That the Academic Board:
                                  (1) approve the proposal from the Faculty of Arts
                                        to delete the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
                                        and the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
                                        (Honours);
Academic Board Minutes                                                           A10
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                                  (2)   recommend that Senate:
                                        (a) endorse the Academic Board’s approval
                                              of the proposal,
                                        (b) approve the amendment of the
                                              Resolutions of the Senate relating to the
                                              Degree, Diplomas and Certifications in
                                              the Faculty of Arts, and
                                        (c) approve the deletion of the Resolutions
                                              of the Senate relating to these courses,
                                              made pursuant to the University of
                                              Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000, and
                                  (3) approve the deletion of the Resolutions of the
                                        Faculty relating to the above courses,
                                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                                  report presented.

                           Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate endorse the
                                   Academic Board’s approval of the Faculty of Arts’
                                   proposal to delete the Bachelor of Arts and
                                   Sciences and the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
                                   (Honours), approve the amendment of the
                                   Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Degree
                                   and approve the deletion of the Resolutions of the
                                   Senate relating to these courses.

                                  The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty of
                                  Arts to note the Academic Board’s approval of the
                                  proposal to delete the Bachelor of Arts and
                                  Sciences and the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
                                  (Honours) and submit resolutions via CMS.

                                  File No. (2004/7828)

                            (3)   Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Liberal
                                  Studies (Honours) and Bachelor of Liberal
                                  Studies (International)
                                  Professor McCallum noted that there was a related
                                  proposal for amendments to the Bachelor of
                                  Arts/Bachelor of Science combined degree and
                                  queried whether the Liberal Studies proposal
                                  should be deferred until it was received. Professor
                                  Kable advised that the Committee had viewed the
                                  Liberal Studies deletions as being related to the
                                  introduction of the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and
                                  Science. Professor Day concurred, adding that this
                                  deletion was not related to the proposed changes
                                  to the combined degree.

                                  Dr Crameri expressed concern that the compulsory
                                  language study in the Liberal Studies degree was
                                  being replaced by elective studies in the Bachelor
                                  of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and that a similar
                                  change had occurred when the Bachelor of Global
                                  Studies was replaced by the Bachelor of
                                  International and Global Studies. She queried
                                  whether the University was sending mixed
                                  messages by watering down the requirement to
                                  study a language in these courses. The Chair
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                                  noted that this issue was being reviewed by
                                  Professor Riegel.

                                  The proposed deletions were approved by a
                                  majority vote.

                                  Resolution 43/09
                                  That the Academic Board:
                                  (1) approve the proposal from the Faculty of Arts
                                        to delete the Bachelor of Liberal Studies,
                                        Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Honours) and
                                        Bachelor of Liberal Studies (International);
                                  (2) recommend that Senate:
                                        (a) endorse the Academic Board’s approval
                                              of the proposal,
                                        (b) approve the amendment of the
                                              Resolutions of the Senate relating to the
                                              Degree, Diplomas and Certifications in
                                              the Faculty of Arts, and
                                        (c) approve the deletion of the Resolutions
                                              of the Senate relating to these courses,
                                              made pursuant to the University of
                                              Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000, and
                                  (3) approve the deletion of the Resolutions of the
                                        Faculty relating to the above courses,
                                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                                  report presented.

                           Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate endorse the
                                   Academic Board’s approval of the Faculty of Arts’
                                   proposal to delete the Bachelor of Liberal Studies,
                                   Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Honours) and
                                   Bachelor of Liberal Studies (International), approve
                                   the amendment of the Resolutions of the Senate
                                   relating to the Degree and approve the deletion of
                                   the Resolutions of the Senate relating to these
                                   courses.

                                  The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty of
                                  Arts to note the Academic Board’s approval of the
                                  proposal to delete the Bachelor of Liberal Studies,
                                  Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Honours) and
                                  Bachelor of Liberal Studies (International) and
                                  submit resolutions via CMS.

                                  File No. (2001/1449)

                            (4)   Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of
                                  Arts (Psychology) (Honours)

                                  Resolution 44/09
                                  That the Academic Board:
                                  (1) approve the proposal from the Faculty of Arts
                                        to delete the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
                                        and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours);
                                  (2) recommend that Senate:
                                        (a) endorse the Academic Board’s approval
                                             of the proposal,
Academic Board Minutes                                                                      A12
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                                                 (b)   approve the amendment of the
                                                       Resolutions of the Senate relating to the
                                                       Degree, Diplomas and Certifications in
                                                       the Faculty of Arts, and
                                                 (c) approve the deletion of the Resolutions
                                                       of the Senate relating to these courses,
                                                       made pursuant to the University of
                                                       Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000, and
                                           (3) approve the deletion of the Resolutions of the
                                                 Faculty relating to the above courses,
                                           with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                                           report presented.

                                     Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate endorse the
                                             Academic Board’s approval of the Faculty of Arts’
                                             proposal to delete the Bachelor of Arts
                                             (Psychology) and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
                                             (Honours), approve the amendment of the
                                             Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Degree
                                             and approve the deletion of the Resolutions of the
                                             Senate relating to these courses.

                                            The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty of
                                            Arts to note the Academic Board’s approval of the
                                            proposal to delete the Bachelor of Arts
                                            (Psychology) and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
                                            (Honours) and submit resolutions via CMS.

                                            File No. (2008/978)

                           9.2.1.2    Faculty of Science
                                     Professor Hancock noted that the deletion of the Bachelor
                                     of Sciences and Technology and the introduction of the
                                     Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science would not create a
                                     generic degree that automatically allowed graduating
                                     students to progress to a professional masters, and that
                                     these proposals did not constitute the introduction of the
                                     “Melbourne Model” by stealth. He added that he was in
                                     support of the proposals, but wanted to make this
                                     particular point clear. Professor Fekete queried this point,
                                     adding that a student who completed the science major in
                                     the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science would meet the
                                     admission criteria for the Master of Professional
                                     Engineering. Professor Hancock agreed this was so, but
                                     pointed out completion of the undergraduate degree
                                     would not automatically qualify all students for entry to the
                                     masters degree.        Professor Garton added that the
                                     University would need to provide appropriate advice to
                                     students about structuring pathways through the Bachelor
                                     of Liberal Arts and Science.

                                     Mr White raised concerns with the proposed deletion of
                                     the Bachelor of Science (Nutrition), and queried whether
                                     there was a trend to replace undergraduate degrees with
                                     postgraduate degrees. If so, was the University genuinely
                                     wanting to raise the level at which certain disciplines were
                                     taught, or was this a move towards fee-paying programs.
                                     With regard to the proposed deletion, he requested that
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                           the Faculty of Science seek Austudy coverage for the
                           Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics. He also asked the
                           Faculty to reconsider the sunset period for the degree and
                           to align it with the University’s rule that students complete
                           degrees within ten years of enrolment. Professor Day
                           agreed to look into this last matter. He stressed that the
                           proposal to delete the undergraduate degree had not
                           been taken lightly, and added that there would be
                           Commonwealth-supported places in the masters degree.

                           Professor Hancock noted that the requirements for the
                           Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science included studying no
                           more than 84 credit points of junior units, and queried the
                           inclusion of so many junior units of study. Ms Henderson
                           explained that the maximum number of junior units had
                           been increased because the course would include a
                           stream of 36 credit points from liberal studies units, and
                           students should be given a reasonable chance of
                           successfully satisfying the liberal studies component. The
                           increased number of junior units also enabled depth of
                           study across the two faculties. Professor Garton added
                           that the proposed course was replacing a range of other
                           degrees and would provide a generic skills course.

                           The Academic Board approved the following four
                           proposals:

                           (1)   Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science

                                 Resolution 45/09
                                 That the Academic Board:
                                 (1) approve the proposal from the Faculties of
                                       Arts and Science for the introduction of the
                                       new degree, the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and
                                       Science;
                                 (2) recommend that Senate:
                                       (a) endorse the Academic Board’s approval
                                             of the proposal,
                                       (b) approve the amendment of the
                                             Resolutions of the Senate relating to the
                                             Degree, Diplomas and Certificates in
                                             the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of
                                             Science,
                                       (c) approve the adoption of the new
                                             Resolutions of the Senate relating to
                                             this course, made pursuant to the
                                             University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule
                                             2000, and
                                 (3) note the Resolutions of the Faculties relating
                                       to the above course, made pursuant to the
                                       University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000
                                       (as amended); and
                                 (4) approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                       admission, units of study, the pass degree,
                                       combined degrees, the honours degree,
                                       specially designated streams and award of
                                       the degree,
Academic Board Minutes                                                           A14
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                                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                                  report presented.

                           Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate endorse the
                                   Academic Board’s approval of the Faculties of Arts
                                   and Science’s proposal to introduce the Bachelor
                                   of Liberal Arts and Science, approve the
                                   amendment of the Resolutions of the Senate
                                   relating to the Degree, Diplomas and Certifications
                                   in the Faculty of Science and approve the adoption
                                   of the new Resolutions of the Senate relating to
                                   this course.

                                  The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty of
                                  Arts and Faculty of Science to note the Academic
                                  Board’s approval of the proposal to introduce the
                                  Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science and submit
                                  resolutions via CMS.

                                  File No. (TBA)

                            (2)   Bachelor of Psychology

                                  Resolution 46/09
                                  That the Academic Board:
                                  (1) approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                        Science to amend          the Bachelor of
                                        Psychology;
                                  (2) recommend that Senate endorse the
                                        Academic Board’s approval of the proposal,
                                        noting there are no consequent amendments
                                        to Resolutions of Senate;
                                  (3) note the Resolutions of the Faculties relating
                                        to the above course, made pursuant to the
                                        University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000
                                        (as amended); and
                                  (4) approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                        admission, units of study, the pass degree,
                                        combined degrees, the honours degree,
                                        specially designated streams and award of
                                        the degree,
                                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                                  report presented.

                           Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate endorse the
                                   Academic Board’s approval of the Faculty of
                                   Science’s proposal to amend the Bachelor of
                                   Psychology noting there are no consequent
                                   amendments to Resolutions of Senate.

                                  The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty of
                                  Science to note the Academic Board’s approval of
                                  the proposal to amend the Bachelor of Psychology
                                  and submit resolutions via CMS.

                                  File No. (2000/3528)

                            (3)   Bachelor of Science (Nutrition)
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                                  Resolution 47/09
                                  That the Academic Board:
                                  (1) approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                        Science to delete the Bachelor of Science
                                        (Nutrition);
                                  (2) recommend that Senate:
                                        (a) endorse the Academic Board’s approval
                                              of the proposal,
                                        (b) approve the amendment of the
                                              Resolutions of the Senate relating to the
                                              Degree, Diplomas and Certificates in
                                              the Faculty of Science, and
                                  (3) approve the amendment of the Resolutions of
                                        the Faculty relating to the Bachelor of
                                        Science,
                                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                                  report presented.

                           Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate endorse the
                                   Academic Board’s approval of the Faculty of
                                   Science’s proposal to delete the Bachelor of
                                   Science (Nutrition) and approve the amendment of
                                   the Resolutions of the Senate relating to the
                                   Degree, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of
                                   Science.

                                  The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty of
                                  Science to note the Academic Board’s approval of
                                  the proposal to delete the Bachelor of Science
                                  (Nutrition) and submit resolutions via CMS.

                                  File No. (003/0021/00006)

                            (4)   Bachelor of Science and Technology

                                  Resolution 48/09
                                  That the Academic Board:
                                  (1) approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                        Science to delete the Bachelor of Science
                                        and Technology;
                                  (2) recommend that Senate:
                                        (a) endorse the Academic Board’s approval
                                              of the proposal,
                                        (b) approve the amendment of the
                                              Resolutions of the Senate relating to the
                                              Degree, Diplomas and Certificates in
                                              the Faculty of Science, and
                                        (c) approve the deletion of the Resolutions
                                              of the Senate relating to this course,
                                              made pursuant to the University of
                                              Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000, and
                                  (3) approve the amendment of the Resolutions of
                                        the Faculty relating to the Bachelor of
                                        Science,
                                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                                  report presented.
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                                     Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate endorse the
                                             Academic Board’s approval of the Faculty of
                                             Science’s proposal to delete the Bachelor of
                                             Science and Technology, approve the amendment
                                             of the Resolutions of the Senate relating to the
                                             Degree, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of
                                             Science and approve the deletion of the
                                             Resolutions of the Senate relating to this course.

                                            The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty of
                                            Science to note the Academic Board’s approval of
                                            the proposal to delete the Bachelor of Science and
                                            Technology and submit resolutions via CMS.

                                            File No. (TBA)

                9.2.2      Report of the Admissions Sub-Committee
                           9.2.2.1 Sydney Conservatorium of Music

                                     Resolution 49/09
                                     That the Academic Board note the approval of the
                                     introduction of flexible entry criteria for the Bachelor of
                                     Music (Performance), Advanced Diploma of Opera and
                                     Diploma of Music.

                            Action: The Executive Officer to the Academic Board to amend
                                    the Academic Board Policy on Admission to
                                    Undergraduate Courses and upload the policy to Policy
                                    OnLine.

                                      The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Sydney
                                      Conservatorium of Music to note the Academic Board’s
                                      approval of the introduction of flexible entry criteria for the
                                      Bachelor of Music (Performance), Advanced Diploma of
                                      Opera and Diploma of Music.

                                     File No. (P23, 2000/4196, 2000/4198)

                           9.2.2.2   Faculty of Economics and Business

                                     Resolution 50/09
                                     That the Academic Board approve amendments to the
                                     English language requirements of all undergraduate
                                     courses offered by the Faculty of Economics and
                                     Business and consequent changes to Schedule One of
                                     the Academic Board policy: Admission to Undergraduate
                                     Courses, to be implemented for applications for 2010
                                     onwards.

                            Action: The Executive Officer to the Academic Board to amend
                                    the Academic Board Policy on Admission to
                                    Undergraduate Courses and upload the policy to Policy
                                    OnLine.

                                      The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty of
                                      Economics and Business to note the Academic Board’s
                                      approval of the amendments to the English language
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                                     requirements of all undergraduate courses offered by the
                                     Faculty.

                                     File   No. (P23, 003/0017/00010,       003/0017/00012,
                                             003/0017/00013)

                           9.2.2.3   Flexible Entry Requirements

                                     Resolution 51/09
                                     That the Academic Board approve the new schedule for
                                     the Academic Board Policy Admission to Undergraduate
                                     Courses.

                            Action: The Executive Officer to the Academic Board to amend
                                    the Academic Board Policy on Admission to
                                    Undergraduate Courses and upload the policy to Policy
                                    OnLine.

                                     File No. (P23)

                 9.2.3     Proceedings of the Committee

                           Resolution 52/09
                           That the Academic Board note the proceedings of the
                           Undergraduate Studies Committee meeting held on 18 March
                           2009, as set out in the report presented.

    10.   Report of the Graduate Studies Committee
          (Associate Professor Peter McCallum)

          10.1   Oral report of the Chair
                 Professor McCallum noted that much of the Committee’s recent work had
                 focussed on the draft Postgraduate Coursework rule. He advised that the
                 Committee would be establishing a working party to look at online learning
                 and the related quality issues, particularly with regards to overseas
                 students studying the University’s courses off-shore and online. A further
                 working party would look at the application of the policy “Identifying and
                 Supporting Students at Risk” to postgraduate students.

                 Resolution 53/09
                 That the Academic Board note the report of the Chair of the Graduate
                 Studies Committee.
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         10.2   Report of the meeting held on 25 March 2009
                10.2.1 Proposals for new and amended postgraduate courses
                       10.2.1.1 Faculty of Medicine: Master of Qualitative Health
                                Research, Graduate Diploma in Qualitative Health
                                Research and Graduate Certificate in Qualitative
                                Health Research

                                   Resolution 54/09
                                   That the Academic Board:
                                   (1) approve the proposal from the Faculty of Medicine to
                                        introduce the Master of Qualitative Health Research,
                                        Graduate Diploma in Qualitative Health Research
                                        and Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Health
                                        Research;
                                   (2) recommend that Senate:
                                        (a) endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the
                                               proposal;
                                        (b) approve the amendment of the Resolutions of
                                               Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                                               Certificates in the Faculty of Medicine; and
                                        (c) approve the introduction of the Resolutions of
                                               Senate related to the courses;
                                   (3) approve the faculty requirements relating to the
                                        courses;
                                   with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report
                                   presented.

                             Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate endorse the
                                     Academic Board’s approval of the Faculty of Medicine’s
                                     proposal to introduce the Master of Qualitative Health
                                     Research, Graduate Diploma in Qualitative Health
                                     Research and Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Health
                                     Research, approve the amendment of the Resolutions of
                                     Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates
                                     in the Faculty of Medicine and introduce the Resolutions
                                     of Senate related to the courses.

                                    The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty of
                                    Medicine to note the Academic Board’s approval of the
                                    proposal to introduce the Master of Qualitative Health
                                    Research, Graduate Diploma in Qualitative Health
                                    Research and Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Health
                                    Research and submit resolutions via CMS.

                                    File No. (2009/3914)

                10.2.2 Proceedings of the Committee

                           Resolution 55/09
                           That the Academic Board note the proceedings of the Graduate
                           Studies Committee meeting held on 25 March 2009, as set out in
                           the report presented.
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    11.   Report of the Learning and Teaching Committee
          (Professor Bruce Sutton)

          11.1   Oral report on behalf of the Chair
                 The Chair advised that the Committee had formed a working party to
                 review the recommendations from the report into the implementation of the
                 policy “Identifying and Supporting Students at Risk”.

                 Resolution 56/09
                 That the Academic Board note the report of the Chair of the Learning and
                 Teaching Committee.

          11.2   Report of the meeting held on 25 March 2009
                 11.2.1 Academic Board Faculty Reviews
                        (1)    Review: Report Faculty of Pharmacy

                                 Resolution 57/09
                                 That the Academic Board note the Academic Board Review
                                 Phase Three Report for the Faculty of Pharmacy as
                                 presented.

                           (2)   Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

                                 Resolution 58/09
                                 That the Academic Board note the update report from the
                                 Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies as
                                 presented.

                 11.2.2 Proceedings of the Committee

                           Resolution 59/09
                           That the Academic Board note the proceedings of the Learning and
                           Teaching Committee meeting held on 25 March 2009, as set out in
                           the report presented.

    12.   Report of the Research and Research Training Committee
          (Professor Bruce Sutton)

          12.1   Oral report on behalf of the Chair
                 The Chair advised that the PhD Review Working Party was continuing its
                 work and was aiming to have a draft report ready by the middle of the year.
                 The report would outline the PhD experience at the University and would
                 recommend amendments to the existing rules and resolutions.

                 Resolution 60/09
                 That the Academic Board note the report of the Chair of the Research and
                 Research Training Committee.

          12.2   Report of the meeting held on 18 March 2009
                 12.2.1 Proceedings of the Committee

                           Resolution 61/09
                           That the Academic Board note the proceedings of the Research
                           and Research Training Committee meeting held on 18 March 2009,
                           as set out in the report presented.
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       13.    General Business
              There were no items of general business.

The meeting closed at 4:12 p.m.

                                                 Signed as a correct record




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                                                                            Strategic Planning Office  
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                                                                      The University of Sydney NSW 2006 
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Strategic Plan 2011‐2014   
Discussion paper 
 
This paper outlines our proposed program to develop the University of Sydney’s next Strategic 
Plan.   
 
OBJECTIVES 
 
Getting the Strategic Planning process right is crucial because the decisions we make now – and 
the way in which we make those decisions – will determine our direction and position us for years 
to come. 
 
          • We want Sydney and its stakeholders to embrace a shared, aspirational vision of its 
             future, and to decide on a coherent set of priority actions we will take as a community 
             towards achieving that vision. 
          • We want to build on our current efforts to implement the previous Strategic Plan 2007‐
             2010 within our academic units and through the cross‐university Vice‐Chancellor’s 
             Work Slate projects. 
          • We want the strategic planning process to create ongoing capabilities and behaviours 
             in our people so that we continue to base all of our decisions on an understanding of 
             our external challenges and opportunities, our stakeholders’ needs, our competitors’ 
             strategies and our own strengths and weaknesses. 
          • Ultimately, we want to harness the intellectual energies that have been unleashed 
             within our academic community in the past decade, to meet the aspirations we have 
             for our institution and for its impact on our greater community.  
 
APPROACH 
 
We propose to involve a rigorous process of defining the questions to be investigated, forming a 
set of hypotheses, developing methodologies for data collection, analysis and synthesis, and finally 
drawing conclusions that can be subjected to and withstand intellectual challenge. 
 
The “Big Question” we propose to investigate is: 
 
“How can we create and sustain a university that will, for the benefit of both Australia and the 
world, maximise the potential of the brightest researchers and most promising students, 
whatever their social or cultural background?” 
 
This question in turn generates a series of challenge questions about how we prosecute our 
mission of research and teaching, through the key people we seek to support, in the service of our 
greater community – such as: 
 
         • How can we leverage our multi‐disciplinary research strengths to create integrated 
            solutions to complex systemic problems? 

 
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           •   How can we create an environment that attracts the brightest creators of new 
               knowledge and the most effective educators of inquisitive minds? 
           •   How can we identify and maximise the potential of our most promising students, given 
               their diverse social and cultural backgrounds? 
           •   How can we become truly global citizens, ensuring that our activities all benefit both 
               Australia and the world? 
           •   How can we best deploy our shared resources to support and sustain the crucial 
               activities of our staff and students?  
 
METHODOLOGY 
 
We propose that the process involve five parallel streams of activity, briefly outlined as follows:  
        • Reference to governing bodies 
        • Engagement with stakeholders 
        • Evidence‐based analysis 
        • Regular two‐way communications 
        • Capability building  
 
1. Reference to governing bodies 
This involves up‐front scoping and periodic review sessions with Senate, SEG, VCOM and the 
Academic Board to ensure that the strategic plan fully respects our leadership and governance 
processes.  This will start with agreement about the “Big Question” we seek to answer.  
 
2. Engagement with stakeholders 
Stakeholders are people and organisations that we need to satisfy in order to get something we 
need (money, talent, permission) to pursue our mission 1 .  We will therefore undertake a ‘Great 
Conversation’ with our staff, students, alumni, government, the professions and industry to 
articulate what they really want from us (their needs) and what we really want from them (our 
objectives). Understanding these “exchanges” will form the basis for our institutional strategy. 
  
Several methodologies and technologies will be used for this, including themed lunch‐time 
discussion sessions, focus groups, questionnaires and an intranet information exchange site to 
ensure that all interested stakeholders have an opportunity to provide feedback and contribute to 
the process.  
 
3. Evidence‐based analysis 
We will second staff from our faculties and hire students through SydneyTalent, to collect, analyse 
and synthesise data and report on the findings using research terminology. This will be a practical 
demonstration of evidence‐led practice and utilise the research expertise of the academic 
community to confirm and validate the hypotheses.  A multi‐method approach will collect 
qualitative and quantitative data on external trends, competitor benchmarking and analysis, 
scenario planning, and financial modelling.  
 
4.  Regular two‐way communications 
The findings will be reported and reactions sought through a series of Green Papers (September 
2009) and draft White Papers (November 2009 and February 2010) put out for comment and 

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consultation.  A communication plan will be developed to engage and inform stakeholders using 
multiple media such as websites, e‐mails, and personal contacts, led by key university leaders 
including the VC, DVCs and Deans as well as professional support staff leaders. 
 
5. Capability building  
Building institutional strategic planning capability and establishing a strategic planning continuum 
will be a critical outcome of the process. We will also have established a new strategic planning 
precedent and transformed strategic leadership practice within the University of Sydney.  
 
STAGED TIMING 
A staged approach will incorporate milestones tracking progress in the research methodology: 
 
Stage 1:         Define questions and, hypotheses and methodology (May to June 2009) 
                 VCOM discussion ‐ 29 April 
                 VSOG Discussion – 7 May 
                 SEG Discussion – 14 May 
                 Academic Board Discussion – 27 May 
                 Alumni Forum ‐ 9 June 
                 Milestone:  Senate pre‐work assigned – 15 June 
 
Stage 2:         Preliminary data gathering and consultation (July to September 2009) 
                 Senate pre‐work returned – 15 July 
                 Senate Strategy off‐site ‐ 1 August 
                 SEG Strategic Forum off‐site – 10/11 or 13/14 August 
                 Academic Board Strategy Session – 26 August 
                 VSOG Strategy Session – 27 August 
                 Milestone:  Green Paper (issues and hypotheses) published ‐ 15 September 
 
Stage 3:         Further data gathering and consultation (September to November 2009) 
                 University community conversation – September/ October 2009 
                 Preliminary check against 2010 budget plans – October 2009 
                 Milestone:  Strategy White Paper published ‐ 15 November 2009 
 
Stage 4:         Refine conclusions (December to March 2010) 
                 Feedback and Comments on Strategy White Paper ‐ December/ January  
                 Milestone: Draft Strategic Plan – 1 February 2010 
                 VCOM Draft Strategic Plan review – February 2010 
                 SEG Draft Strategic Plan review – February 2010 
                 Academic Board Draft Strategic Plan review – February 2010 
                 Milestone:  Draft Strategic Plan to Senate ‐ March 2010 
 
Stage 5:         Define action implications (March to April 2010) 
                 Milestone:  Measures and implementation initiatives – April 2010 
 
Stage 6:         Publish the results (May to June 2010) 
                 Milestone:  Input into 2011 budget planning process 




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                                                                       AGENDA ITEM 6
                                                                     Report of the Chair

6.1   Report on Senate Matters
      6.1.1 Report of the Senate meeting held on 4 May 2009
            Senate, at its meeting on 4 May 2009, on the report of the Academic Board
            meeting held on 15 April 2009:
            (1)    noted the oral report of the Chair.
            (2)    approved:
                   (a)      the amendment of the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule
                            2000 encapsulating recommendations concerning coursework
                            masters made by the Postgraduate Coursework Review
                            Working Group, established as part of the Provost’s Academic
                            Reform project in 2007.
                   (b)      the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate relating to the
                            Constitution of the Board of Studies in Indigenous Studies.
            (3)    endorsed the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal from the
                   Faculty of Arts to rename the Bachelor of Economic and Social
                   Sciences as the Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences,
                   approved the amendment of the Resolutions of the Senate relating to
                   the Degrees, Diplomas and Certifications in the Faculty of Arts, and
                   approved the adoption of the new Resolutions of the Senate relating to
                   this course, with effect from 1 January 2010.
            (4)    endorsed the Board’s approval of the proposal from the Faculty of Arts
                   to delete the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, approved the amendment
                   of the Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                   Certifications in the Faculty of Arts, and approved the rescission of the
                   Resolutions of the Senate relating to this course, with effect from 1
                   January 2010.
            (5)    endorsed the Board’s approval of the proposal from the Faculty of Arts
                   to delete the Bachelor of Liberal Studies, the Bachelor of Liberal
                   Studies (Honours) and the Bachelor of Liberal Studies (International),
                   approved the amendment of the Resolutions of the Senate relating to
                   the Degrees, Diplomas and Certifications in the Faculty of Arts, and
                   approved the rescission of the Resolutions of the Senate relating to
                   these courses, with effect from 1 January 2010.
            (6)    endorsed the Board’s approval of the proposal from the Faculty of Arts
                   to delete the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and the Bachelor of Arts
                   (Psychology) (Honours), approved the amendment of the Resolutions
                   of the Senate relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certifications in
                   the Faculty of Arts, and approved the rescission of the Resolutions of
                   the Senate relating to these courses, with effect from 1 January 2010
            (7)    endorsed the Board’s approval of the proposal from the Faculty of
                   Medicine to introduce the Master of Qualitative Health Research, the
                   Graduate Diploma in Qualitative Health Research and the Graduate
                   Certificate in Qualitative Health Research; approved the amendment of
                   the Resolutions of Senate relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                   Certificates in the Faculty of Medicine; and approved the introduction
                   of the Resolutions of Senate relating to these courses, with effect from
                   1 January 2010.
            (8)    endorsed the Board’s approval of the proposal from the Faculty of
                   Science and the Faculty of Arts to introduce the Bachelor of Liberal
                   Arts and Science, approved the amendment of the Resolutions of the
                   Senate relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certifications in the
                   Faculty of Arts and the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
Academic Board agenda                                                       6. Report of the Chair
27 May 2009                                                                     Page B2
                        Faculty of Science, and approved the adoption of the new Resolutions
                        of the Senate relating to this course, with effect from 1 January 2010.
               (9)      endorsed the Board’s approval of the proposal from the Faculty of
                        Science to amend the Bachelor of Psychology with effect from 1
                        January 2010.
               (10)     endorsed the Board’s approval of the proposal from the Faculty of
                        Science to delete the Bachelor of Science (Nutrition), and approved
                        the amendment of the Resolutions of the Senate relating to the
                        Degrees, Diplomas and Certifications in the Faculty of Science, with
                        effect from 1 January 2010.
               (11)     endorsed the Board’s approval of the proposal from the Faculty of
                        Science to delete the Bachelor of Science and Technology, approved
                        the amendment of the Resolutions of the Senate relating to the
                        Degrees, Diplomas and Certifications in the Faculty of Science, and
                        the departments, schools and units within the Faculty of Science, and
                        approved the rescission of the Resolutions of Senate relating to the
                        course, with effect from 1 January 2010.
               (12)     noted that the Academic Board had approved:
                        (a)      a recommendation that its structure and operation be reviewed
                                 and agreed upon draft terms of reference and the composition
                                 of the review panel.
                        (b)      a revised proposal to amend the Academic Board policy on
                                 Advanced Standing, Credit and Exemption.
                        (c)      Board membership for 2009.
                        (d)      changes to the terms of reference for the Standing Committees
                                 arising from the appointment of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor
                                 (Education), including appointing the Deputy Vice-Chancellor
                                 (Education) as a member of the Research and Research
                                 Training Committee.
                        (e)      amendments to the Academic Board’s membership list.
                        (f)      the appointment of Professor Tony Aspromourgos as Chair of
                                 the Board’s Learning and Teaching Committee.
                        (g)      amendment of the Academic Board policy “Admission to
                                 Undergraduate Courses”.
               (13)     noted that the Academic Board had endorsed minor amendments to
                        the following courses:
                        (a)      Faculty of Economics and Business: amendments to the
                                 English language requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce,
                                 Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) and Bachelor of
                                 Economics; and
                        (b)      Sydney Conservatorium of Music: introduction of flexible entry
                                 criteria for the Bachelor of Music (Performance), the Advanced
                                 Diploma of Opera and the Diploma of Opera.
               (14)     noted that the Academic Board had noted:
                        (a)      the report of the Vice-Chancellor on the Senate meeting of 16
                                 March 2009 and Senior Executive Group meetings of 19 March
                                 and 2 April 2009.
                        (b)      the formation by the Graduate Studies Committee of working
                                 parties to look at on-line courses and the application of the
                                 Academic Board policy “Identifying and Supporting Students at
                                 Risk” to postgraduate coursework courses.
                        (c)      the formation by the Learning and Teaching Committee of a
                                 working party to consider the recommendations of the report
                                 into the implementation of the Academic Board policy
                                 “Identifying and Supporting Students at Risk”.
Academic Board agenda                                                    6. Report of the Chair
27 May 2009                                                                  Page B3
                        (d)     the Academic Board Review Phase Three Report for the
                                Faculty of Pharmacy and an update report from the review of
                                the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
                        (e)     that a report from the PhD Review Working Party would be
                                available by the middle of the year.
                        (f)     action taken by the Chair on behalf of the Board since the
                                meeting of December 2008.
               (15)     noted that the Board had discussed revisions to the proposed review
                        of the Academic Board.

               Recommendation
               That the Academic Board note the report of the Chair of the Academic Board
               on academic matters considered by Senate at its meeting of 4 May 2009.

6.2    Honours and Distinctions
       I am pleased to report the following honours and distinctions and recommend the
       Academic Board extend its congratulations to the recipients:

       Associate Professor Paul McGreevy, Faculty of Veterinary Science
       Awarded the Ian Clunies Ross Memorial Award 2009 from the Australian College of
       Veterinary Scientists for outstanding research contributions.

       Dr Matthew Hindson, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
       Appointed Chair of the Music Board of the Australia Council.

       Recommendation
       That the Academic Board note the report of the Chair of the Academic Board on the
       honours and distinctions and congratulate the recipients, as set out in the report
       presented.

6.3    General Report
       6.3.1 Doctorates and Graduate-entry Courses at the University of Sydney
             An oral report on this matter will be presented at the meeting.

               Recommendation
               That the Academic Board note the report on doctorates and graduate-entry
               courses at the University of Sydney, as set out in the report presented.

       6.3.2   Academic Board Membership for 2009
               Ms Clare McNally is no longer an academic staff member of the Faculty of
               Dentistry. The Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Professor Eli Schwarz, has
               nominated Associate Professor Hans Zoellner to fill the resulting casual
               vacancy.

               Recommendation
               That the Academic Board note and approve the nomination of Associate
               Professor Hans Zoellner as an academic staff representative of the Faculty of
               Dentistry, as set out in the report presented.
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                                                                 AGENDA ITEM 7
                                       Report of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal

7.1   Report on Senate Matters
      7.1.1 Report on the Senate meeting held on 4 May 2009
            N.B. The Vice-Chancellor’s report to the Senate meeting held on 4 May 2009
            is available as a separate attachment.

             Senate, at its meeting held on 4 May 2009:
             (1)   noted the Vice-Chancellor’s report to Senate, which is separately
                   enclosed, on the following items (item numbers are those used in the
                   Senate agenda):
                   6.2       Vice-Chancellor’s and Provost’s Business
                             6.2.1 Work Slate Progress Report
                             6.2.2 SEG Developments
                             6.2.3 Process for Strategic Planning
                             6.2.4 Brand Project
                   6.3       Research
                             6.3.1 Sydnovate
                   6.4       Education
                             6.4.2 Learning and Teaching Performance Fund
                   6.5       Finance, Infrastructure and ICT
                             6.5.3 Information and Communication Technology
                             6.5.4 Triple Bottom Line Reporting
                             6.5.5 Campus Infrastructure and Services
                             6.5.6 Decanting Space at the ATP
                             6.5.7 SydneyTalent
                   6.6       International and External Relations
                             6.6.1 Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (International)
                             6.6.2 Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific
                             6.6.3 International Office
                             6.6.4 Summer and Winter School
                             6.6.6 Media and Public Relations
                             6.6.7 Year to Date Fundraising
                             6.6.8 Events
                             6.6.9 Seymour Centre
                             6.6.10 Cultural and Community Engagement
                   6.7       Human Resources
             (2)   resolved as follows in relation to items from the Vice-Chancellor’s
                   report to Senate (item numbers are those used in the Senate agenda):
                   6.4.1 approved amendments to the following in relation to the
                             definition of “student”:
                             • University of Sydney Bylaw 1999 (as amended)
                             • University of Sydney (Academic Governance) Rule 2003
                                 (as amended)
                             • University of Sydney (Amendment Act) Rule 1999 (as
                                 amended)
                             • University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as
                                 amended)
                             • University of Sydney (Intellectual Property) Rule 2002 (as
                                 amended)
                             • University of Sydney (Library) Rule 2003 (as amended)
                             • University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic
                                 Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended)
Academic Board agenda                                   7. Report of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal
27 May 2009                                                                         Page C2

                               •   University of Sydney (Student Proctorial Panel) Rule 2003
                                   (as amended)
                               • Resolutions of the Senate: Restriction upon re-enrolment
                                   (as amended)
                        6.5.1 approved the transfer of lands in relation to the site of St
                               Michael’s College to the Catholic Church.
                        6.5.2 adopted the University of Sydney (Campus Access) Rule.
                        6.6.5 approved the following recommendations from the
                               Nomenclature Committee:
                               (1)    the naming of the Level 4 bridge in the new law building
                                      as The Leonie Hilton Gallery.
                               (2)    the naming of the Institute of Obesity, Nutrition and
                                      Exercise, The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition and
                                      Exercise
                        6.7.1 approved the following selection committee for the Deanship in
                               Architecture, Design and Planning:
                               Ex-officio
                               • Vice-Chancellor and Principal (Dr Michael Spence)
                               • Chair of the Academic Board (or nominee) Professor Bruce
                                   Sutton
                               • Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Don
                                   Nutbeam
                               Members appointed by Senate
                               Three members (plus reserve) nominated by the Faculty:
                                   • Professor Richard Hyde
                                   • Professor Mary Lou Maher
                                   • Professor of Architecture (when appointed)
                               Reserve members:
                                   • Associate Professor Nicole Gurran (Reserve)
                                   • Dr Andy Dong (Reserve)
                                   • Dr Gary Hill (Reserve)
                               External Members:
                                   • Professor Michael Keniger, Senior Deputy Vice-
                                       Chancellor (previously Executive Dean, Faculty of
                                       Engineering, Physical Sciences and Architecture)
                                       University of Queensland
                        6.7.2 resolved to admit Dr Harley Athol Rose to the degree of Master
                               of Science in Agriculture ad eundem gradum.
               (3)      Other matters:
                        (a)    resolved to place on record its formal appreciation for the
                               contribution made by retiring Fellow of Senate, Professor Iqbal
                               Ramzan (1 December 2005 – 31 May 2009) who did not re-
                               nominate for election.
                        (b)    noted the Senate action sheet, 5 May 2009.
                        (c)    resolved that meetings of Senate commence at 3.30pm from 1
                               January 2010.
               (4)      Senate election update:
                        (a)    Professor Belinda Bennett has been elected and Dr Roslyn
                               Bohringer, Professor Simon Chapman and Professor Margaret
                               Harris have been re-elected as Fellows of Senate by and from
                               the academic staff for a two year term of office to commence
                               on 1 June 2009.
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                                                                  AGENDA ITEM 9
                                    Report of the Undergraduate Studies Committee

9.2    Report of the Undergraduate Studies Committee meeting held on Wednesday 6
       May 2009
       The Committee met on 6 May 2009 when there were present: The Chair (Professor S
       Kable) presiding; Professors A Boyd; Associate Professor C Collyer (from 11am
       onwards); Drs D Auld, F Burns, S Cattle, C Comerton-Forde, S Cumming, W Currie, R
       Gibson, J Hanrahan, C Smith and B Winter; Mr P Ball, D Bowan, W Chan and N White;
       Ms L Brown and J Gavan. Professor D Day (from 11am onwards); Ms M Kemmis and
       L Young were in attendance.

       The full agenda for the meeting may be accessed on the web at:
       http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/UG_studies/UG_studies_agendas2011.shtml

9.2.1 Proposals for New and Amended Undergraduate Courses
      9.2.1.1 Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
              (1)     Bachelor of Environmental Systems                             pages D9-D16
                      The Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is proposing
                      to introduce a new award course, the Bachelor of Environmental
                      Systems. This applied science course is being introduced to service
                      the demand for technically proficient graduates capable of tackling
                      catchment and regional-scale environmental issues. In particular, the
                      course will prepare graduates for the critical challenges of measuring
                      and managing carbon and water in the Australian environment, whilst
                      ensuring sustainable food production.

                       The full proposal is available on the Committee’s website at:
                       http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/UG_studies/UG_studies_agenda
                       s2011.shtml

                       Recommendation
                       That the Academic Board:
                       (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Agriculture, Food
                               and Natural Resources to introduce the Bachelor of
                               Environmental Systems;
                       (2)     recommend that Senate:
                               (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the
                                       proposal,
                               (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions of the
                                       Senate relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                                       Certificates in the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and
                                       Natural Resources, and
                                (c)    approve the adoption of the new Resolutions of the
                                       Senate relating to this course,
                       (3)     note the Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the degree,
                               made pursuant to the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule
                               2000 (as amended); and
                       (4)     approve the faculty requirements relating to admission, units
                               of study, the pass degree, specially designated streams and
                               award of the degree; and
                       with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report presented.
Academic Board agenda                             9. Report of the Undergraduate Studies Committee
27 May 2009                                                                      Page D2
                  (2)   Bachelor of Horticultural Science                           pages D9-D16
                        The Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Science is proposing to
                        delete the Bachelor of Horticultural Science. Over the last fifteen
                        years, the boutique degree program has struggled to attract students,
                        despite the effort put in by the Faculty to make this an attractive
                        course and despite the lack of competing university courses in the
                        Sydney basin tailored to horticulture. In most years, only 40-70% of
                        Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for this degree have been
                        taken up, despite the UAI remaining comparatively low for a
                        University of Sydney offering (~70-75).

                        The full proposal is available on the Committee’s website at:
                        http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/UG_studies/UG_studies_agenda
                        s2011.shtml

                        Recommendation
                        That the Undergraduate Studies Committee recommend that the
                        Academic Board:
                        (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Agriculture, Food
                                and Natural Resources to delete the Bachelor of Horticultural
                                Science;
                        (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the
                                        proposal,
                                (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions of the
                                        Senate relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                                        Certificates in the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and
                                        Natural Resources, and
                                 (c)    approve the rescission of the Resolutions of the
                                        Senate relating to this course, and
                        (3)     approve the deletion of the Faculty Resolutions relating to this
                                course
                        with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report presented.

                  (3)   Bachelor of Land and Water Science                          pages D9-D16
                        The Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Science is proposing to
                        delete the Bachelor of Land and Water Science. Over the last fifteen
                        years, the boutique degree program has struggled to attract students,
                        despite the effort put in by the Faculty to make this an attractive
                        course and despite the lack of competing university courses in the
                        Sydney basin tailored to horticulture. In most years, only 40-70% of
                        Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for this degree have been
                        taken up, despite the UAI remaining comparatively low for a
                        University of Sydney offering (~70-75).

                        The full proposal is available on the Committee’s website at:
                        http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/UG_studies/UG_studies_agenda
                        s2011.shtml

                        Recommendation
                        That the Undergraduate Studies Committee recommend that the
                        Academic Board:
                        (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of Agriculture, Food
                               and Natural Resources to delete the Bachelor of Land and
                               Water Science;
Academic Board agenda                              9. Report of the Undergraduate Studies Committee
27 May 2009                                                                       Page D3
                         (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                 (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the
                                         proposal,
                                 (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions of the
                                         Senate relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                                         Certificates in the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and
                                         Natural Resources, and
                                  (c)    approve the rescission of the Resolutions of the
                                         Senate relating to this course, and
                         (3)     approve the deletion of the Faculty Resolutions relating to this
                                 course
                         with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report presented.

       9.2.1.2    Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Law: Bachelor of Political, Economic and
                  Social Sciences/Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economic and
                  Social Sciences/Bachelor of Laws            pages D17-D28 (Arts); D45-D49(Law)
                  Following on from the proposal approved at the Academic Board’s last
                  meeting to rename the Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences as the
                  Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Arts and
                  the Faculty of Law are proposing to replace the Bachelor of Economic and
                  Social Sciences/Bachelor of Laws combined degree with the Bachelor of
                  Political, Economic and Social Sciences/Bachelor of Laws combined degree.

                  The full proposal is available on the Committee’s website at:
                  http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/UG_studies/UG_studies_agendas2011.
                  shtml

                  Recommendation
                  That the Academic Board:
                  (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Law to
                         introduce the Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social
                         Sciences/Bachelor of Laws combined degree and delete the
                         Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences/Bachelor of Laws
                         combined degree;
                  (2)    recommend that Senate:
                         (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal,
                         (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions of the Senate
                                 relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
                                 Faculty of Arts and the Bachelor of Laws, and
                         (c)     approve the adoption of the new Resolutions of the Senate
                                 relating to the Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social
                                 Sciences/Bachelor of Laws combined degree and the
                                 rescission of the Resolutions of Senate related to the
                                 Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences/Bachelor of Laws
                                 combined degree,
                  (3)    note the Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Bachelor of
                         Political, Economic and Social Sciences/Bachelor of Laws combined
                         degree, made pursuant to the University of Sydney (Coursework)
                         Rule 2000 (as amended);
                  (4)    approve the faculty requirements relating to admission, units of study,
                         the pass degree, the combined degree, the honours degree, specially
                         designated streams and award of the combined degree; and
                  (5)    approve the deletion of the Resolutions of the Faculty related to the
                         Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences/Bachelor of Laws and the
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                          amendment of the Resolutions of the Faculty related to the Bachelor
                          of Laws,
                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report presented.

       9.2.1.3    Faculty of Education and Social Work: Bachelor of Education (Early
                  Childhood)                                                        pages D29-D33
                  The Faculty of Education and Social Work is proposing to introduce the
                  Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). The course will provide a new
                  qualifying Bachelor of Education degree in early childhood, and is designed
                  to respond to Federal and State government priorities in early childhood
                  training.

                  The full proposal is available on the Committee’s website at:
                  http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/UG_studies/UG_studies_agendas2011.
                  shtml

                  Recommendation
                  That the Academic Board:
                  (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Education and Social Work
                          to introduce the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) degree;
                  (2)     recommend that Senate:
                          (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal, and
                          (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions of the Senate
                                  relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
                                  Faculty of Education and Social Work;
                  (3)     note the Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the degree, made
                          pursuant to the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as
                          amended); and
                  (4)     approve the faculty requirements relating to admission, units of study,
                          the pass degree, the combined degree, the honours degree, specially
                          designated streams and award of the degree;
                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report presented

       9.2.1.4    Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and Faculty of
                  Law: Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Laws
                                                    pages D34-D39 (Eng&IT); D45-D49 (Law)
                  The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and the Faculty of
                  Law are proposing to introduce the Bachelor of Information
                  Technology/Bachelor of Laws combined degree. The course is designed to
                  meet the growing industry demand for elite graduates who master both the
                  Information Technology (IT) and Law disciplines, and to allow students who
                  are interested in both IT and Law the opportunity to study both degrees
                  simultaneously and graduate with skills which would make them an asset to
                  both professions.

                  The full proposal is available on the Committee’s website at:
                  http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/UG_studies/UG_studies_agendas2011.
                  shtml

                  Recommendation
                  That the Academic Board:
                  (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of Engineering and Information
                         Technologies and Faculty of Law to introduce the Bachelor of
                         Information Technology/Bachelor of Laws combined degree;
                  (2)    recommend that Senate:
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                         (a)      endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal,
                         (b)      approve the amendment of the Resolutions of the Senate
                                  relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
                                  Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and the
                                  Bachelor of Laws, and
                           (c)    approve the adoption of the new Resolutions of the Senate
                                  relating to this course,
                  (3)     note the Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the combined degree,
                          made pursuant to the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000
                          (as amended); and
                  (4)     approve the faculty requirements relating to admission, units of study,
                          the pass degree, the combined degree, the honours degree, specially
                          designated streams and award of the combined degree and the
                          amendment of the Resolutions of the Faculty related to the Bachelor
                          of Laws;
                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report presented.

       9.2.1.5    Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Science: Bachelor of Applied
                  Science (Exercise and Sport Science)/Bachelor of Science (Nutrition)
                                             pages D40-D44 (Health Sciences); D50-D53 (Science)
                  Following on from the deletion of the Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) and the
                  introduction of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport
                  Science)/Master of Nutrition and Dietetics combined degree, the Faculty of
                  Health Sciences and Faculty of Science are proposing to delete the Bachelor
                  of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)/Bachelor of Science
                  (Nutrition) combined degree.

                  The full proposal is available on the Committee’s website at:
                  http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/UG_studies/UG_studies_agendas2011.
                  shtml

                  Recommendation
                  That the Academic Board:
                  (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Health Sciences and the
                          Faculty of Science to delete the Bachelor of Applied Science
                          (Exercise and Sport Science)/Bachelor of Science (Nutrition)
                          combined degree;
                  (2)     recommend that Senate:
                          (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal,
                          (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions of the Senate
                                  relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
                                  Faculty of Health Sciences and the Degrees, Diplomas and
                                  Certificates in the Faculty of Science, and
                           (c)    approve the rescission of the Resolutions of the Senate
                                  relating to this course, and
                  (3)     approve the deletion of the Faculty Resolutions relating to this course
                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report presented.

       9.2.1.6    Faculty of Science and Faculty of Arts: Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of
                  Arts                                                              pages D54-D64
                  At its meeting of 18 March 2009, the Committee considered and rejected (by
                  majority vote) the proposal from the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of
                  Arts to amend the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts combined degree. A
                  revised proposal document has now been submitted. The main purpose of
                  the proposal is to reduce the overall length of the combined degree from five
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                  to four years, thus creating a course which will replace the recently deleted
                  Bachelor of Liberal Studies.

                  The full proposal is available on the Committee’s website at:
                  http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/UG_studies/UG_studies_agendas2011.
                  shtml

                  Recommendation
                  That the Academic Board:
                  (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of
                          Arts to amend the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts combined
                          degree;
                  (2)     recommend that Senate:
                          (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal, and
                          (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions of the Senate
                                  relating to the course,
                  (3)     note the Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the course, made
                          pursuant to the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as
                          amended); and
                  (4)     approve the faculty requirements relating to admission, units of study,
                          the pass degree, combined degrees, the honours degree, specially
                          designated streams and award of the degree,
                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report presented.

9.2.2 Reports from Faculties
      9.2.2.1 Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies: Bachelor of
               Engineering/Bachelor of Medical Science                      pages D65-D67
               The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies is proposing to
               make minor amendments to the Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of
               Medical Science combined degree to allow better alignment of the junior
               Chemistry requirements in the combined degree with the Faculty of
               Science’s requirements in the Bachelor of Medical Science.

                  Recommendation
                  That the Academic Board:
                  (1)    note the report of the Faculty of Engineering and Information
                         Technologies regarding amendments to the Bachelor of Engineering/
                         Bachelor of Medical Science combined degree; and
                  (2)    approve the amendments to the Faculty Resolutions for the course
                         relating to course requirements
                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report presented.

       9.2.2.2    Faculty of Law: Bachelor of Laws and combined degrees            pages D68-D70
                  The Faculty of Law is proposing to make minor changes to existing units of
                  study in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degrees. The
                  Faculty resolutions for the Bachelor of Laws will be amended accordingly.

                  Recommendation
                  That the Academic Board:
                  (1)    note the report of the Faculty of Law regarding amendments to units
                         of study in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degrees;
                         and
                  (2)    approve the amendments to the Faculty Resolutions for the courses
                         relating to units of study
                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report presented.
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       9.2.2.3    Sydney Conservatorium of Music
                  (1)  Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Studies and Bachelor of
                       Music Studies/Bachelor of Arts                           pages D71-D72
                       The Sydney Conservatorium of Music has submitted two reports
                       regarding amendments to the units of study in the Bachelor of Music,
                       Bachelor of Music Studies and Bachelor of Music Studies/Bachelor of
                       Arts.

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board note the report of the Sydney
                        Conservatorium of Music regarding changes to units of study in the
                        Bachelor of Music, the Bachelor of Music Studies and the Bachelor of
                        Music Studies/Bachelor of Arts.

                  (2)   Bachelor of Music (Music Education)                            page D73
                        The Sydney Conservatorium of Music has submitted a report
                        regarding an amendment to units of study in the Bachelor of Music
                        (Music Education). As ICT is a mandated area for NSW Institute of
                        Teachers accreditation, those preparing to be teachers need a
                        learning and teaching focus when studying music technology. By
                        providing Music Education students with a separate technology UOS
                        (as in the old degree), the Conservatorium can better cater for the
                        needs of these students in the area of ICT and music technology.
                        The proposed change also includes amendments to the total credit
                        points to be undertaken in the areas of Teaching Music/Music
                        Education and Music Skills.

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board:
                        (1)     note the report of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
                                regarding changes to a unit of study in the Bachelor of Music
                                (Music Education); and
                        (2)     approve the amendments to the Faculty Resolutions for the
                                course relating to course requirements
                        with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report presented.

                  (3)   Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance)                         pages D74-D76
                        The Sydney Conservatorium of Music has submitted reports
                        regarding amendments to units of study in the Bachelor of Music
                        (Jazz Performance) and consequent amendments to the degree
                        structure. Jazz Improvisation is a large part of training within the
                        Jazz Studies degree, and has always been an inclusive element of
                        Principal Study. Current workload for jazz students in Principal Study
                        is over 6 hours/week, this includes one-to-one lessons, concert
                        practice, sectional tutorials and improvisation classes. In recognition
                        of a more realistic student workload within these Principal Study
                        units, the Faculty proposes to remove the 2 hour improvisation class
                        from them and introduce a separate three-credit point Improvisation
                        unit per semester as a co-requisite of Principal Study. This will also
                        result in students being able to refer to more detailed results in their
                        transcripts, and better management of teaching resources across the
                        Faculty.

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board:
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                        (1)     note the report of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
                                regarding changes to units of study in the Bachelor of Music
                                (Jazz Performance); and
                        (2)     approve the amendments to the Faculty Resolutions for the
                                course relating to course requirements
                        with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report presented.

9.2.3 Proceedings of the Committee
      The Committee also received and noted the reports of the Academic Board meetings
      held on 10 March and 15 April 2009.
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                          Amendments to Resolutions of Senate

Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural
Resources
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, as
follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural
Resources
1. The degrees in the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources shall be:
1.1 Bachelor of Agricultural Economics (BAgrEc)
1.2 Bachelor of Horticultural Science (BHortSc)
1.3 Bachelor of Land and Water Science (BLWSc)
1.2 Bachelor of Resource Economics (BResEc)
1.3 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BScAgr)
1.4 Bachelor of Environmental Systems (BEnvSys)
1.5 Master of Science in Agriculture (MScAgr)
1.6 Master of Agricultural Economics (MAgrEc)
1.7 Master of Agriculture (MAgr)
1.8 APEC Master of Sustainable Development (APEC MSDevel)
1.9 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
1.10 Doctor of Science in Agriculture (DScAgr)
1.11 Doctor of Agricultural Economics (DAgrEc)
2. The diplomas in the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources shall be:
2.1 Graduate Diploma in Agriculture (GradDipAgr)
2.2 Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Science (GradDipAgrSc)
2.3 Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics (GradDipAgrEc)
2.4 Graduate Certificate in Agriculture (GradCertAgr)
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                           Amendment to Resolutions of Senate

Undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Agriculture,
Food and Natural Resources are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

1. The undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources shall
be:
1.1 Bachelor of Agricultural Economics (BAgrEc)
Bachelor of Horticultural Science (BHortSc)
Bachelor of Land and Water Science (BLWSc)
1.2 Bachelor of Resource Economics (BResEc)
1.3 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BScAgr)
1.4 Bachelor of Environmental Systems (BEnvSys)

2. Requirements for the bachelor's degrees of Agricultural Economics, Resource
Economics and Science in Agriculture at pass level
2.1 To qualify for the award of the degree at pass level students must:
2.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 192 credit points; and
2.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the University.

3. Requirements for the Bachelor of Environmental Systems degree at pass level
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Environmental Systems a student must:
3.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 144 credit points; and
3.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and resolutions of the
University.

4. Requirements Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, Bachelor of Resource
Economics, and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at honours level
4.1 To qualify for the award of the degree at honours level, students must complete the pass
level requirements at the honours level published in the Faculty Resolutions relating to the
course.
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                           Amendment to Resolutions of Faculty

Undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Agriculture,
Food and Natural Resources are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

1. Admission
1.1 All applications for admission to candidature to an undergraduate degree or combined
undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources will be
subject to the Undergraduate Admissions policy of the University of Sydney.
1.2 A candidate for the Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, Bachelor of Resource Economics,
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Bachelor of Environmental Systems degrees in any
stream may apply to the Dean for permission to transfer candidature to any other stream.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study for the Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, Bachelor of Resource
Economics, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Bachelor of Environmental Systems are
set out under the subject areas tables in Chapter 4, together with:
2.1.1 credit point values
2.1.2 assumed knowledge, corequisites and prerequisites
2.1.3 the semesters in which they are offered
2.1.4 the units of study with which they are mutually exclusive
2.2 A student who enrols, in accordance with these resolutions, in a unit or units of study
prescribed for a degree other than the Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, Bachelor of
Resource Economics, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Bachelor of Environmental
Systems, shall satisfy the prerequisites, corequisites and other requirements prescribed for
such units of study.
3. Requirements for the pass degree
3.1 To qualify for a the degrees of Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, Bachelor of Resource
Economics or Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, candidates must complete units of study
making a total of 192 credit points and Professional Experience specified for individual degree
courses. In a full-time program the normal load will be 48 credit points in each year for four
years. The degree program must be completed within 10 calendar years of the first enrolment
or re-admission without credit. If a candidate is admitted or re-admitted with credit, the faculty
will determine a reduced time limit for completion of the degree.
3.2 To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Environmental Systems, candidates must
complete units of study making a total of 144 credit points In a full-time program the normal
load will be 48 credit points in each year for three years. The degree program must be
completed within 10 calendar years of the first enrolment or re-admission without credit. If a
candidate is admitted or re-admitted with credit, the faculty will determine a reduced time limit
for completion of the degree.
3.3. Candidates for the degrees of Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, Bachelor of
Horticultural Science, Bachelor of Land and Water Science, Bachelor of Resource Economics,
and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Bachelor of Environmental Systems shall complete
the units of study listed for each degree in the faculty handbook.
4. Restrictions on units
4.1 A candidate may choose elective units of study for which there is no prerequisite unit of
study or for which the prerequisite/corequisite has been satisfied, provided that the timetable
permits attendance at all scheduled classes.
4.2 Variations permitted to the requirements specified in Resolutions 1 and 2 include:
4.3 Talented students
4.3.1 Some variation in units of study required for completion of the degree may be approved
by the Dean for exceptionally talented students.
4.4 Summer School
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4.4.1 Units of study completed at the University of Sydney Summer School which correspond
to units of study listed for the undergraduate degrees in the faculty handbook may be credited
towards the course requirements.
4.5 Cross-institutional enrolment
4.5.1 Provided that permission has been obtained in advance, the Dean may permit a student
to complete a unit of study at another institution and have that unit credited to his/her course
requirements provided that either:
4.5.1.1 the unit of study content is material not taught in any corresponding unit of study in the
University, or
4.5.1.2 the student is unable for good reason to attend a corresponding unit of study at the
University.
4.6 Additional units
4.6.1 A student may enrol in units of study additional to the requirements in an academic year,
only with the permission of the Dean.
4.7 Timetable clashes
4.7.1 A student must obtain written permission of the Discipline Leader(s) concerned, and the
permission of the Dean, all of whom may impose conditions of attendance, to enrol in units of
study which have timetable clashes.
4.8 Restriction on enrolment
4.8.1 A student must obtain the written permission of the Dean to enrol in level 3000 units of
study unless he/she has successfully completed all required level 1000 units of study and has
successfully completed or is concurrently enrolled in compulsory level 2000 units of study.
4.9 Credit transfer
4.9.1 Graduates or students in other faculties or other degrees within the faculty or of other
institutions who are admitted to candidature for the degree of bachelor in the faculty may be
granted credit for units of study required for the various degrees of the faculty as specified in
Resolution 2, as the Dean on behalf of the Faculty may determine, up to a maximum value of
96 credit points.
4.9.2 The Dean may approve credit for a maximum of 36 unspecified credit points for units of
study successfully completed elsewhere, but not comparable to units listed in Resolution 2, as
part of the 96 credit point maximum credit transfer permitted.
Faculty rules
5. Assessment policy
5.1 Assessment methods for units of study offered in the faculty will be included in unit details
in the faculty handbook and made available to students enrolled in the units at the beginning
of the semester.
5.2 Examinations
5.2.1 Completion of unit of study
5.2.1.1 A student who has been absent from more than 10 percent of classes in a unit may be
deemed to have failed to complete the requirements specified by the faculty for the unit and
may be excluded by the Dean from admission to examinations in that unit.
5.2.2 Further testing
5.2.2.1 A Discipline Leader may arrange for further testing of students in addition to scheduled
assessments and examinations, in accordance with Academic Board policy.
5.2.2.2 Further tests may be awarded where the candidate has been prevented by sufficient
and duly certified illness or misadventure from completing the assessment for a unit of study.
The full range of common result grades is available for these candidates.
5.2.2.3 Further tests may be awarded in a unit of study where the examiner requires further
evidence to reach a final assessment of a candidate who has failed a unit of study and whose
performance is borderline (e.g. a final mark in the range 45–49 percent). The highest grade of
award available is Pass.
5.2.2.4 Where possible and practicable, all further tests will be administered and results
finalised no later than two weeks after the end of the examination period.
5.2.2.5 The Discipline Leader is responsible for the awarding, timetabling and conduct of
further tests, which may take such form as the Discipline Leader directs. Students in a unit of
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study must be given notice of the proposed date for conducting further tests no later than the
date of publication of the final University examinations timetable.
5.2.2.6 Individual students granted a further test should wherever possible be given at least
three days prior notice. A candidate who is absent from a further test without sufficient reason
will be deemed to have failed the test.
5.2.2.7 In respect to the notification of students referred to above, students will be deemed to
have been notified by the Discipline Leader as a result of the posting of information by the due
date on one or more noticeboards as advised by the Discipline Leader concerned and posting
an email to the student/s official University email address.
5.2.2.8 It is the responsibility of the student to provide written evidence of illness or
misadventure to the appropriate Discipline Leader as soon as possible and practicable and in
any case before the close of the relevant examination period. Where such evidence is not
presented in time for the student to be offered a further test on the advertised date, the
evidence will only be considered by the Discipline Leader where there is sufficient reason why
it has not been presented by that date.
6. Honours and University Medal
6.1 First Class or Second Class Honours, Division One or Division Two may be awarded at
graduation.
6.2 First Class Honours candidates whose work is of sufficient merit, in the opinion of the
Faculty Committee to Award Prizes, Honours and the University Medal, shall receive a bronze
medal.
6.3 Award of honours at graduation
6.3.1 Honours are awarded in Agriculture and not in an individual subject.
6.3.2 Details of the fourth year work and determination of marks for fourth year are the
responsibility of the Discipline Leader and sections concerned.
6.3.3.1 All candidates who have completed an independent research project as part of the
final year degree program are formally eligible to be considered for honours.
6.3.3.2 Except with the special permission of the faculty, honours shall not be awarded to any
candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, Bachelor of Horticultural
Science, Bachelor of Land and Water Science, Bachelor of Resource Economics or Bachelor
of Science in Agriculture unless the candidate has completed the course in the minimum time
(defined as four years for full-time students and up to 16 semesters for part-time students, pro-
rated for any full-time study within the candidature).
6.3.3.3 Notwithstanding the previous condition, candidates who complete the first three years
of the course in four years, and who by virtue of their weighted average marks would
otherwise qualify for the award of honours, will be so considered.
6.3.3.4 Such candidates may however be disadvantaged in terms of honours grading and
ranking.
For the Bachelor of Agricultural Economics and Bachelor of Resource Economics:
6.3.4.1 For the assessment of an aggregate mark for the award of honours at the end of the
fourth year:
6.3.4.1.1 Each of the units of study at level 2 and level 3 provided for in the resolutions shall
be weighted according to credit point value and a weighted average mark (WAM) obtained.
6.3.4.1.2 Each of the units of study at level 4 provided for in the resolutions shall be weighted
according to credit point value and a weighted average mark (WAM) obtained.
6.3.4.1.3 The overall aggregate honours mark shall be the average of the level 2/3 WAM and
the level 4 WAM.
For the Bachelor of Horticultural Science, Bachelor of Land and Water Science and Bachelor
of Science in Agriculture:
6.3.4.2 For the determination of the overall honours mark for the award of honours at the end
of the fourth year:
6.3.4.2.1 Each of the units of study provided for in the resolutions in second and third years
shall be weighted according to credit point value and a weighted average mark (WAM)
obtained.
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6.3.4.2.2 The overall honours mark shall be the average of the second and third year WAM
and the fourth year mark.
6.3.5 In computing the aggregate marks of students, the mark achieved on the occasion of the
first attempt at a unit of study shall be the mark used.
For the Bachelor of Agricultural Economics and Bachelor of Resource Economics:
6.3.6 For the award of a particular level of honours a candidate, except in special
circumstances, must obtain the relevant minimum aggregate honours mark and the minimum
WAM in second and third year units of study set out in the following table:

Level of honours         Minimum overall        Minimum WAM
                         honours mark           Years 2/3
First Class              75                     70
Second Class, Division 1 70                     65
Second Class, Division 2 65                     62

For the Bachelor of Horticultural Science, Bachelor of Land and Water Science Bachelor of
Science in Agriculture:
6.3.6.2 For the award of a particular level of honours, a candidate, except in special
circumstances, must obtain the relevant minimum marks as set out in the following table:

Level of honours         Minimum overall        Minimum WAM
                         honours mark           Years 2/3
First Class              75                     70
Second Class, Division 1 70                     65
Second Class, Division 2 65                     60

6.3.6.3 In the event of a recommendation for the award of honours that departs from these
standards, it shall be incumbent upon the Discipline Leader and section concerned to make
out a substantial case for such a departure.
6.3.6.4 Admissible grounds for departure would include medical disability or misadventure
early in the course, and the existence of consistently lower standards of grading in units of
study undertaken outside the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.
6.3.7 The Committee to Award Prizes, Honours and the University Medal shall be responsible
for the award of the university medal and the award of honours. Achievement of the minimum
standards referred to elsewhere in these resolutions is not in itself sufficient justification for
these awards.
6.3.7.1 For the Bachelor of Agricultural Economics and Bachelor of Resource Economics, a
university medal may be awarded, on the recommendation of the Agricultural and Resource
Economics Discipline Leader, to a student who has a Level 4 WAM of at least 85, an
aggregate honours mark of at least 80 and a Second/Third Year WAM of at least 80.
6.3.7.2 For the Bachelor of Horticultural Science, Bachelor of Land and Water Science and
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, a university medal may be awarded, on the
recommendation of the Sciences Discipline Leader, to a student who has a Level 4 WAM of at
least 85, an overall honours mark of at least 80 and a Second/Third Year WAM of at least 80.
7. Suspension, withdrawal and discontinuation, re-enrolment and satisfactory progress
7.1 Suspension of candidature
7.1.1 A student, who has enrolled for the degree and who wishes to suspend candidature for
more than two semesters, must seek approval of the Dean, who, where appropriate, may
consult Discipline Leaders concerned and having considered advice, may determine any
conditions for re-enrolment.
7.1.2 A student, who has not obtained written permission to suspend candidature for more
than two semesters, will be required to apply for re-admission in accordance with procedures
determined by the Dean.
7.2 Withdrawal and discontinuation of enrolment
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7.2.1 Withdrawal from Semester 1 units of study
7.2.1.1 A candidate for a degree of bachelor who discontinues enrolment in a March Semester
unit of study on or before 31 March in that year shall be recorded as having withdrawn from
that unit.
7.2.2 Withdrawal from Semester 2 units of study
7.2.2.1 A candidate for a degree of bachelor who discontinues enrolment in a July Semester
unit of study on or before 31 August in that year shall be recorded as having withdrawn from
that unit.
7.2.3 Discontinuation
7.2.3.1 A student who wishes to discontinue enrolment in a course or a unit of study must
apply to the Dean or the Dean's nominee.
7.2.3.2 Discontinued – Not to count as failure: A candidate for the degree of bachelor who
discontinues enrolment in a unit of study after the relevant withdrawal period and up to the last
day of the seventh week of teaching in a one semester unit of study, shall be recorded as
Discontinued – Not to count as failure (DNF).
7.2.3.3 Discontinued – Fail: A candidate for the degree of bachelor who discontinues
enrolment in a unit of study after the last day of the seventh week of teaching in a one
semester unit of study, shall be recorded as Discontinued – Fail (DF).
7.2.3.4 The Dean, Pro-Dean or an Associate Dean of the faculty may determine that a
discontinuation of enrolment should be recorded as Discontinued – Not to count as failure
(DNF) on the grounds of serious ill health or misadventure.
7.3 Re-enrolment after an absence
7.3.1 A student who wishes to re-enrol after an absence must contact the Dean in writing no
less than six weeks prior to the commencement of the semester to allow administrative
processes to be carried out.
7.4 Satisfactory progress – exclusion and re-admission
7.4.1 There are certain circumstances in which a student may be asked to show good cause
why he/she should be permitted to repeat any previously attempted study, if, in the opinion of
the Faculty Exclusions and Re-admission Committee, he/she has not made satisfactory
progress towards fulfilling the requirements of the degree or the unit.
7.4.2 Satisfactory progress cannot be defined in all cases in advance but a student who has
failed more than 50 percent of the credit points for which enrolled in the most recent two
semesters of enrolment shall be deemed not to have made satisfactory progress.
7.4.3 In cases where the faculty permits the re-enrolment of a student whose progress has
been deemed unsatisfactory, the faculty may require the completion of specified units of study
in a specified time, and if the student does not comply with these conditions the student may
again be called upon to show good cause why he/she should be allowed to re-enrol in the
Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.
7.4.4.1 It is not possible to define in advance all the reasons that constitute 'good cause' but
serious ill health, or misadventure properly attested, will be considered.
7.4.4.2 In addition your general record, for example in other courses, would be taken into
account. In particular if you were transferring from another faculty your record in your previous
faculty would be considered.
7.4.4.3 Not usually acceptable as good cause are such matters as demands of employers,
pressure of employment, time devoted to non-university activities and so on, except as they
may be relevant to any serious ill health or misadventure.
8. Professional experience
8.1 Students are required to undertake professional experience in university vacations as an
integral and essential part of their overall training in the degrees of Bachelor of Agricultural
Economics, Bachelor of Horticultural Science, Bachelor of Land and Water Science, Bachelor
of Resource Economics and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.
8.2 The aims of professional experience are to:
8.2.1 Familiarise students with agricultural, horticultural or natural resource industries.
8.2.2 Provide the opportunity to experience agricultural and horticultural production and
natural resource management across a range of environments and managerial systems.
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8.2.3 Provide experience with business organisations involved in finance, marketing, research
and development and other aspects of the rural industries, and
8.2.4 Train students to collect, collate, analyse and report.
8.3 For all the bachelor's degrees of Agricultural Economics, Resource Economics and
Science in Agriculture
Please note: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Land and Water Science who commenced
their enrolment in 2004 need to attend one faculty excursion only to satisfy their professional
experience requirements.
For all other students:
8.3.1 Candidates must complete a minimum of 60 days of professional experience.
8.3.1.1 Each component of the experience must be approved on behalf of the Dean before
credit is granted. A minimum of 30 days must be completed as on-farm/field experience with
the minimum on any enterprise being 10 days.
8.3.1.2 A maximum of 20 days may be credited on property which is owned by the candidate's
parents or the University.
8.3.1.3 The farms concerned must be commercial farms not hobby farms. Commercial farms
are defined as those having a gross income of at least $25,000.
8.3.1.4 Field experience relates to work undertaken in practical settings for example Landcare,
survey work, etc.
8.3.1.5 In addition, candidates must complete a minimum of 30 days 'graduate placement'
(minimum 10 days at any one enterprise). Graduate placement is non-farm experience,
typically with organisations with whom graduates find employment (e.g. NSW Department of
Primary Industries, finance organisations, etc) experiencing the kind of work they will find as a
graduate.
8.3.2 A separate professional experience report must be submitted following each visit to a
farm or organisation.
8.3.2.1 Credit is subject to a satisfactory and timely report.
8.3.2.2 Late reports normally are not credited. Time penalties are applied to resubmitted and
incomplete reports.
8.3.3 In addition to the 60 days minimum professional experience, students must attend one of
the North Western, Central or South Western New South Wales excursions arranged by the
faculty.
8.3.4 Final year students wishing to graduate must complete all practical work requirements by
31 January of the year of graduation. Reports from graduands submitted after 31 January will
not be marked until the July semester.
9. Faculty excursions
9.1 All students in the degrees of Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, Bachelor of Resource
Economics and Bachelor Science in Agriculture must attend at least one faculty NSW
excursion. The excursions are normally held each year as follows:
9.1.1 Central West – at Easter, from Easter Monday
9.1.2 South West Excursion – in the second semester mid-semester break (the end of
September, just before the October long weekend).
9.1.3 North West Excursion – during Orientation Week.
9.2 The faculty arranges all local transport, food and accommodation. Students are required to
meet reasonable living costs.
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                          Amendments to Resolutions of Senate

Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Arts
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of
Arts are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, 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))
1.3 Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours) (BA (Adv)(Hons))
1.4 Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) (BA(AsianStud))
1.5 Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) (Honours) (BA(AsianStud)(Hons))
1.6 Bachelor of Arts (Digital Technology and Culture) (BA(DigTech&Culture))
1.7 Bachelor of Arts (Digital Technology and Culture) (Honours) (BA(DigTech&Culture)(Hons))
1.8 Bachelor of Arts (Languages) (BA (Lang))
1.9 Bachelor of Arts (Languages) (Honours) (BA (Lang)(Hons))
1.10 Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) (BA (Media & Comm))
1.11 Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) (Honours) (BA (Media & Comm)) (Hons)
1.12 Bachelor of International and Global Studies (BIGS)
1.13 Bachelor of International and Global Studies (Honours) (BIGS)(Hons))
1.14 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Advanced) (BLibStud (Advanced))
1.15 Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSci)
1.16 Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) (BSocSci(Hons))
1.17 Bachelor of Socio-Legal Studies (BSLS)
1.18 Bachelor of Socio-Legal Studies (Honours) (BSLS(Hons))
1.19 Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences (BPESS)
1.20 Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences (BPESS) (Hons)
1.21 Master of Applied Functional Linguistics (MAFL)
1.22 Master of Applied Linguistics (MAppLing)
1.23 Master of Asian Studies (MAsianStud)
1.24 Master of Arts (MA)
1.25 Master of Arts (Research) (MA (Research))
1.26 Master of Buddhist Studies (MBuddhistStud)
1.27 Master of Creative Writing (MCW)
1.28 Master of Crosscultural Communication (MCC)
1.29 Master of Cultural Studies (MCS)
1.30 Master of Development Studies (MDVST)
1.31 Master of Digital Communication and Culture
1.32 Master of Economics (Social Sciences) (MEc(SocSc)
1.33 Master of Economics (Social Sciences) in Australian Political Economy
(MEc(SocSc)APE)
1.34 Master of English Language in Australia (MELA)
1.35 Master of European Studies (MEuroStud)
1.36 Master of Film Studies (MFS)
1.37 Master of International Studies (MIntS)
1.38 Master of Liberal Studies (MLibStud)
1.39 Master of Media Practice (MMediaPrac)
1.40 Master of Museum Studies (MMuseumStud)
1.41 Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS)
1.42 Master of Professional Communication (MPC)
1.43 Master of Public Affairs (MPA)
1.44 Master of Public Policy (MPP)
1.45 Master of Publishing (MPub)
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1.46 Master of Strategic Public Relations (MStratPR)
1.47 Master of Letters (MLitt)
1.48 Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
1.49 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
1.50 Doctor of Letters (DLitt)
1.51 Doctor of Arts (DArts)
1.52 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 Arts (GradDipArts)
2.4 Graduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies (GradDipBuddhistStud)
2.5 Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing (GradDipCW)
2.6 Graduate Diploma in Cultural Studies (GradDipCS)
2.7 Graduate Diploma in Development Studies (GradDipDVST)
2.8 Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication and Culture (GradDipDCC)
2.9 Graduate Diploma in Economics (Social Sciences) in Australian Political Economy
(GradDipEc(SocSc)APE)
2.10 Graduate Diploma in English Language in Australia (GradDipELA)
2.11 Graduate Diploma in European Studies (GradDipEuroStud)
2.12 Graduate Diploma in Film Studies (GradDipFS)
2.13 Graduate Diploma in International Studies (GradDipIntS)
2.14 Graduate Diploma in Liberal Studies (GradDipLibStud)
2.15 Graduate Diploma in Media Practice (GradDipMediaPrac)
2.16 Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies (GradDipMuseumStud)
2.17 Graduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies (GradDipPACS)
2.18 Graduate Diploma in Professional Communication (GradDipPC)
2.19 Graduate Diploma in Public Affairs (GradDipPA)
2.20 Graduate Diploma in Public Policy (GradDipPP)
2.21 Graduate Diploma in Publishing (GradDipPub)
2.22 Graduate Diploma in Strategic Public Relations (GradDipStratPR)
2.23 Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics (GradCertAppLing)
2.24 Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies (GradCertAsianStud)
2.25 Graduate Certificate in Arts (GradCertArt)
2.26 Graduate Certificate in Buddhist Studies (GradCertBuddhistStud)
2.27 Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing (GradCertCW)
2.28 Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies (GradCertCS)
2.29 Graduate Certificate in Development Studies (GradCertDVST)
2.30 Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication and Culture (GradCertDCC)
2.31 Graduate Certificate in E-Communications (GradCertE-Comm)
2.32 Graduate Certificate in Economics (Social Sciences) in Australian Political Economy
(GradCertEc(SocSc)APE)
2.33 Graduate Certificate in English Language in Australia (GradCertELA)
2.34 Graduate Certificate in European Studies (GradCertEuroStud)
2.35 Graduate Certificate in Film Studies (GradCertFS)
2.36 Graduate Certificate in HSC English (GradCert(HSC English))
2.37 Graduate Certificate in International Studies (GradCertIntS)
2.38 Graduate Certificate in Liberal Studies (GradCertLibStud)
2.39 Graduate Certificate in Media Practice (GradCertMediaPrac)
2.40 Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies (GradCertMuseumStud)
2.41 Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies (GradCertPACS)
2.42 Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication (GradCertPC)
2.43 Graduate Certificate in Public Affairs (GradCertPA)
2.44 Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (GradCertPP)
2.45 Graduate Certificate in Publishing (GradCertPub)
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2.46 Graduate Certificate in Strategic Public Relations (GradCertStratPR)
2.47 Diploma of Arts (DipArts)
2.48 Diploma of Language Studies (DipLangStud)
2.49 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 3.8 Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of
Arts (BEd/BA)
3.10 3.9 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts (BE/BA)
3.11 3.10 Bachelor of International and Global Studies and Bachelor of Laws (BIGS/LLB)
3.12 3.11 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts (BSc/BA)
3.13 3.12 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts (BIT/BA)
3.13 Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Laws (BPESS/LLB)
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                                   Resolutions of Senate

Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences/Bachelor of Laws
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social
Sciences/Bachelor of Laws in the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Law are inserted, with effect
from 1 January 2010, as follows:

Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences/Bachelor of Laws

1. Requirements for the Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences and
Bachelor of Laws
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences and
Bachelor of Laws a student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 240 credit points; and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University including Faculty Resolutions relating to the course.
2. Requirements for the honours degree
2.1 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 Faculty

Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences/Bachelor of Laws
The Resolutions of Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social
Sciences/Bachelor of Laws in the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Law are inserted, with effect
from 1 January 2010, as follows:

Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Laws
1. Cross-faculty management of the combined degree
1.1 Students will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Arts until the end of the
semester in which they complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Political, Economic and
Social Sciences.
1.2 They will then be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Law.
1.3 The Deans of the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Law shall jointly exercise authority in
any matter concerning the combined award course not otherwise dealt with in these
resolutions.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study which may be taken for the Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social
Sciences are set out under the Tables of undergraduate units of study in the Faculty of Arts
Handbook, together with:
2.1.1 designation as junior, senior or honours level;
2.1.2 credit point value;
2.1.3 the units of study with which they are mutually exclusive;
2.1.4 corequisites/prerequisites/assumed learning/ assumed knowledge; and
2.1.5 any special conditions.
2.2 The units of study which may be taken for the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) are set out under
the Tables of undergraduate units of study in the Faculty of Law Handbook, together with:
2.2.1 designation as compulsory or optional;
2.2.2 credit point value;
2.2.3 the units of study with which they are mutually exclusive;
2.2.4 corequisites/prerequisites/ assumed learning/assumed knowledge; and
2.2.5 any special conditions.
3. Requirements for the Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences and the
Bachelor of Laws
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences and
Bachelor of Laws a student must complete successfully units of study amounting to a total of
240 credit points.
3.2 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences degree
a student must complete successfully units of study amounting to a total of 144 credit points,
including:
3.2.1 10 compulsory LAWS units of study (48 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
Handbook;
3.2.2 no more than 48 junior credit points in total;
3.2.3 a minimum of 96 senior credit points;
3.2.4 a core major in one of the following subject areas:
3.2.4.1 Anthropology
3.2.4.2 Government and International Relations
3.2.4.3 Political Economy
3.2.4.4 Sociology
3.2.5 at least 12 senior credit points from each of Government and International Relations,
Political Economy, and either Anthropology or Sociology.
3.2.6 A Faculty of Arts major consists of 36 senior credit points in a single subject area or from
pre-approved cross-listing in the Arts Undergraduate Resolutions; a major from another faculty
is as defined by that faculty. The testamur for the degree shall specify the major/s.
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3.3 To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Laws, in the Bachelor of Political, Economic and
Social Sciences and Bachelor of Laws combined degree program a student must complete
units of study to the value of 144 credit points, made up of the following:
3.3.1 96 credit points of the compulsory units of study, which includes the 48 credit points of
LAWS units of study listed in 3.5.1 and counted towards the Bachelor of Political, Economic
and Social Sciences;
3.3.2 48 credit points of the elective units of study in the Faculty of Law Undergraduate
Resolutions that must include:
3.3.2.1 a maximum of 42 credit points from the units of study listed in Part One of the
Undergraduate units of study table, and
3.3.2.2 a minimum of six credit points from the units of study listed in Part Two of the
Undergraduate units of study table.
3.4 Candidates may credit the following units of study to both the Bachelor of Political,
Economic and Social Science and the Bachelor of Laws:
3.4.1 Contracts
3.4.2 Criminal Law
3.4.3 Foundations of Law
3.4.4 International Law
3.4.5 Legal Research I
3.4.6 Legal Research II
3.4.7 Civil and Criminal Procedure
3.4.8 Public Law
3.4.9 Torts
3.4.10 Torts and Contracts II
3.5.1 Candidates in Combined Law must complete the law units of study in the following
sequence:

Year               Unit of study                  Credit points

Combined Law 1 Foundations of Law                 6
               Legal Research I                   0
               Torts                              6
Combined Law 2 Contracts                          6
               Civil and Criminal Procedure       6
               Criminal Law                       6
Combined Law 3 International Law                  6
               Legal Research II                  0
               Public Law                         6
               Torts and Contracts II             6

3.5.2 On completion of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Political, Economic and
Social Sciences, a student must then complete the following compulsory units of study
towards the degree.

Year               Unit of study                                              Credit points

Combined Law 4 Administrative Law                                             6
               Corporations Law                                               6
               Equity                                                         6
               Evidence                                                       6
               Federal Constitution Law                                       6
               Introduction to Property and Commercial Law                    6
               Real Property                                                  6
               The Legal Profession                                           6
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Combined Law 5 Elective units of study selected from Part 1 and Part 2 48

3.6 Except with the permission of the Dean or Associate Dean (Undergraduate) of the Faculty
of Law, candidates in a Combined Law program must successfully complete Foundations of
Law before enrolling in any other Bachelor of Laws units of study.
3.7 Students must complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Political, Economic and
Social Sciences before proceeding to the Bachelor of Laws (unless they have permission from
the Faculty of Law stating otherwise).
3.8 On written application to the Faculty of Arts, a student may abandon their candidature in
the combined degree program and elect to transfer to the Bachelor of Political, Economic and
Social Sciences degree in accordance with the Resolutions governing that degree at the time
of transfer.
4. Requirements for the award of honours
4.1 Both the Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences and the Bachelor of Laws
may be awarded with honours.
4.2 To qualify for the award of honours in the Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social
Sciences (Honours) a student in the combined Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social
Sciences and Bachelor of Laws degree must:
4.2.1 with the permission of the Faculty of Law, either suspend their candidature for the
Bachelor of Laws degree while undertaking the honours course, or undertake the honours
course after completion of both degrees in the combined degree program; and
4.2.2 complete the requirements outlined in Section 4 Requirements for honours degrees in
the Faculty of Arts Resolutions relating to undergraduate degrees and combined degrees in
the Faculty of Arts Handbook.
4.2.3 To qualify to enrol in the honours program in the Faculty of Law candidates shall:
4.2.3.1 Be selected in the penultimate year of the Bachelor of Laws degree;
4.2.3.2 Have a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 75, averaged across all law
compulsories with the exception of Foundations of Law;
4.2.3.2.1 Entry to the Honours program is competitive and the number of places in the
Honours program each year is limited and dependant on available resources. The exact WAM
will be determined by the Honours Committee on an annual basis.
4.3.2 The Honours program will be assessed by an honours dissertation, completed under the
supervision of an academic member of staff or adjunct staff.
4.3.2.1 Candidates will enrol in two specified 6 credit point Honours research units as listed in
the Table of undergraduate units of study in Part 2 of the Bachelor of Laws resolutions.
4.3.2.2 These units will be included in the 48 credit points of elective subjects that are part of
the pass requirements for the Bachelor of Laws.
4.3.3 The Faculty Honours Committee will determine the class of honours, based on a
student's final Honours WAM (HWAM).
4.3.3.1 The HWAM will be drawn from a minimum of 90 credit points, and will include all
compulsories and elective units undertaken at the University of Sydney, with the exception of
Foundations of Law.
4.3.3.2 The weighting of the Honours research units will be double that of the non Honours
units.
4.3.4 Honours in the Bachelor of Laws may be awarded in two classes: Class I and Class II.
4.3.4.1 The honours degree of the Bachelor of Laws will be awarded on the following basis:
4.3.4.1.1 Honours Class I: those students with a HWAM of at least 80;
4.3.4.1.2 Honours Class II/Division 1: those students with a HWAM of at least 75
4.3.4.1.3 The Faculty Honours Committee will have the discretion to vary the required HWAM
in exception circumstances.
4.3.4.2 To be awarded honours, a student must pass the honours dissertation.
4.3.4.3 A candidate for the Honours program who does not meet the requirements for the
award of honours may be awarded the Bachelor of Laws pass degree.
4.3.4.4 All pass and honours students will be ranked together for graduate purposes to
achieve a final graduation ranking.
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4.3.4.5 Students who qualify for the award of first class honours, and whose work is of
outstanding merit in the opinion of the Faculty; may be considered for the award of a
University Medal.
4.3.5 These resolutions will apply to all students who complete their Bachelor of Laws degree
in the July semester 2013 or later.
4.3.5.1 Students who complete the requirements of their degree by 31 July 3013 will have
honours awarded in accordance with the Faculty resolutions in force at the time of
commencement.
5. Award of Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Laws
5.1 A student who completes the requirements of the Bachelor of Political, Economic and
Social Sciences and Bachelor of Laws shall receive at graduation a separate testamur for
each of the degrees.
5.2 The Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences and the Bachelor of Laws may be
awarded in two grades, namely pass and honours.
5.2.1 The testamur for pass degree of Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences
shall specify the major completed.
5.2.2 The testamur for the Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences with honours
shall specify the subject area and the class of honours. It shall not include majors.
Faculty Rules
6. Details of Units of Study
6.1 Students are to refer to the Table of Units of Study provided in the Arts Undergraduate
Handbook. For LAWS units of study refer to the Tables of Units of Study in the Law
Handbook.
7. Satisfactory progress
7.1 The Faculty requires students to demonstrate satisfactory progress with their studies.
7.2 A student may be deemed not to have made satisfactory progress in any semester if the
student:
7.2.1 fails to complete at least half the credit points in which he/she is enrolled; or
7.2.2 obtains a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of less than 50 based on units of study for a
given semester; or
7.2.3 fails a unit of study for the second time; or
7.2.4 has an unsatisfactory attendance record; or
7.2.5 is unable to complete the degree in the maximum time permitted.
7.3 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 will be subject to the
procedures of University policy on Identifying and Supporting Students at Risk.
7.4 A student who has been identified as being at risk on three 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.
7.5 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.
8. Assessment policy
8.1 The assessment requirements for each unit of study are outlined in the Arts Faculty
Handbook and detailed in the departmental information distributed to students enrolled in that
unit.
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                           Amendment to Resolutions of Faculty

Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences/Bachelor of Laws
The Resolutions of Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences/Bachelor
of Laws in the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Law are deleted, with effect from 1 January 2010,
as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Laws
1. Cross-faculty management of the combined degree
1.1 Students will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Arts until the end of the
semester in which they complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Economic and Social
Sciences (BEcSocSci).
1.2 They will then be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Law.
1.3 The Deans of the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Law shall jointly exercise authority in
any matter concerned the combined award course not otherwise dealt with in these
Resolutions.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study which may be taken for the Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences
are set out under the Tables of undergraduate units of study in the Faculty of Arts Handbook,
together with:
2.1.1 designation as junior, senior or honours level;
2.1.2 credit point value;
2.1.3 the units of study with which they are mutually exclusive;
2.1.4 corequisites/prerequisites/assumed learning/ assumed knowledge; and
2.1.5 any special conditions.
2.2 The units of study which may be taken for the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) are set out under
the Tables of undergraduate units of study in the Faculty of Law Handbook, together with:
2.2.1 designation as compulsory or optional;
2.2.2 credit point value;
2.2.3 the units of study with which they are mutually exclusive;
2.2.4 corequisites/prerequisites/ assumed learning/assumed knowledge; and
2.2.5 any special conditions.
3. Requirements for the Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences (BEcSocSci) and
the Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
3.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degree a student must complete successfully units of
study amounting to a total of 240 credit points.
3.2 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences (BEcSocSci)
degree a student must complete successfully units of study amounting to a total of 144 credit
points, including:
3.2.1 either a major (minimum of 36 senior credit points) or an extended major (minimum of 48
senior credit points), comprising units of study as specified in the Faculty of Arts Handbook, in
a subject area selected from one of the columns below; and
3.2.2 at least 12 credit points of senior units of study from a subject area selected from the
other column;

I                 II
Economics         Government and International Relations
Political Economy Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management

3.2.3 10 compulsory units of study (48 credit points) in Law, as specified in the Faculty of Arts
and Faculty of Law Handbooks; and
3.2.4 no more than 48 credit points of junior units of study in Economics and Business.
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3.3 To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB), in the Bachelor of Economic and
Social Sciences and Bachelor of Laws (BEcSocSci/LLB) combined degree program a student
must complete units of study to the value of 144 credit points, made up of the following:
3.3.1 96 credit points of the compulsory units of study, which includes the 48 credit points of
LAWS units of study listed in
3.5.1 and counted towards the Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences (BEcSocSci);
3.3.2 48 credit points of the elective units of study, as specified in the Faculty of Law
Handbook, that must include:
3.3.2.1 a maximum of 42 credit points from the units of study listed in Part One of the
Undergraduate units of study table, and
3.3.2.2 a minimum of six credit points from the units of study listed in Part Two of the
Undergraduate units of study table.
3.4 Candidates may credit the following units of study to both the Bachelor of Economic and
Social Science (BEcSocSc) and the Bachelor of Laws (LLB);
3.4.1 Contracts
3.4.2 Criminal Law
3.4.3 Foundations of Law
3.4.4 International Law
3.4.5 Legal Research I
3.4.6 Legal Research II
3.4.7 Civil and Criminal Procedure
3.4.8 Public Law
3.4.9 Torts
3.4.10 Torts and Contracts II
3.5.1 Candidates in Combined Law must complete the law units of study in the following
sequence:

Year               Unit of study                  Credit points

Combined Law 1 Foundations of Law                 6
               Legal Research I                   0
               Torts                              6
Combined Law 2 Contracts                          6
               Civil and Criminal Procedure       6
               Criminal Law                       6
Combined Law 3 International Law                  6
               Legal Research II                  0
               Public Law                         6
               Torts and Contracts II             6

3.5.2 On completion of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Economic and Social
Sciences (BEcSocSci), a student must then complete the following compulsory units of study
towards the degree.

Year               Unit of study                                              Credit points

Combined Law 4 Administrative Law                                             6
               Corporations Law                                               6
               Equity                                                         6
               Evidence                                                       6
               Federal Constitution Law                                       6
               Introduction to Property and Commercial Law                    6
               Real Property                                                  6
               The Legal Profession                                           6
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3.6 Except with the permission of the Dean or Associate Dean (Undergraduate) of the Faculty
of Law, candidates in a Combined Law program must successfully complete Foundations of
Law before enrolling in any other Bachelor of Laws units of study.
3.7 Students must complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Economic and Social
Sciences (BEcSocSci) before proceeding to the Bachelor of Laws (unless they have
permission from the Faculty of Law stating otherwise).
4. Requirements for the award of honours
4.1 Both the Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences (BEcSocSci) and the Bachelor of
Laws (LLB) may be awarded with honours.
4.2 To qualify for the award of honours in the Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences
(BEcSocSci) a student must successfully complete an additional year of study (the honours
year), as specified in the Faculty of Arts Handbook.
4.2.1 Students who qualify to undertake the honours year may elect to do so either:
4.2.1.1 by suspending candidature from the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (including the combined
Economic and Social Sciences/Laws award course) for one year with the permission of the
Faculty of Law; or
4.2.1.2 after completion of the combined award course.
4.2.2 The Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences (BEcSocSci) may be awarded with
honours in any of the subject areas where honours are listed in the Tables of undergraduate
units of study or, as approved by the Faculty of Arts, with joint honours in two of these subject
areas.
4.2.3 To enrol in the honours year, a student must satisfy the following:
4.2.3.1 successful completion of the requirements for the pass degree;
4.2.3.2 confirmation of the student's eligibility for entry to the honours year from the relevant
Discipline(s)/Department; and
4.2.3.3 any other requirements for entry into the honours year set by the relevant
Discipline(s)/Departments and the Faculty of Arts, unless otherwise approved by the Faculty of
Arts.
4.2.4 The classes for the award of honours in the Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences
(BEcSocSci) are specified in the following table:

Mark range Description
Honours Class I and University Medal                           90 to 100*
Honours Class I                                                80 to 100
Honours Class II (Division 1) Honours Class II (Division 2) 75 to 79 70 to 74
Honours Class III                                              65 to 69
Pass                                                           50 to 64
*Please note: This is a minimum criterion only, other criteria apply.

4.3.1 To qualify to enrol in the honours program candidates shall:
4.3.1.1 Be selected in the penultimate year of the Bachelor of Laws degree;
4.3.1.2 Have a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 75, averaged across all law
compulsories with the exception of Foundations of Law.
4.3.1.2.1 Results in elective subjects will not be included in the calculation.
4.3.1.2.2 Entry to the Honours program is competitive and the number of places in the
Honours program each year is limited and dependant on available resources. The exact WAM
will be determined by the Honours Committee on an annual basis.
4.3.2 The honours program will be assessed by an honours dissertation, completed under the
supervision of an academic member of staff or adjunct staff.
4.3.2.1 Candidates will enrol in two specified 6 credit point Honours research units as listed in
the "Table of undergraduate units of study" in Part 2 of the Bachelor of Laws resolutions.
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4.3.2.2 These units will be included in the 48 credit points of elective subjects that are part of
the pass requirements for the Bachelor of Laws.
4.3.3 The Faculty Honours Committee will determine the class of honours, based on a
student's final Honours WAM (HWAM).
4.3.3.1 The HWAM will be drawn from a minimum of 90 credit points, and will include all
compulsories and elective units undertaken at the University of Sydney, with the exception of
Foundations of Law.
4.3.3.2 The weighting of the Honours research units will be double that of the non-Honours
units.
4.3.4 Honours in the Bachelor of Laws may be awarded in two classes: Class I and Class II.
4.3.4.1 The honours degree of the Bachelor of Laws will be awarded on the following basis:
4.3.4.1.1 Honours class 1: those students with an HWAM of at least 80;
4.3.4.1.2 Honours class 2/ Division 1: those students with an HWAM of at least 75;
4.3.4.1.3 The Faculty Honours Committee will have the discretion to vary the required HWAM
in exceptional circumstances.
4.3.4.2 To be awarded honours, a student must pass the honours dissertation.
4.3.4.3 A candidate for the Honours program who does not meet the requirements for the
award of honours may be awarded the Bachelor of Laws pass degree.
4.3.4.4 All pass and honours students will be ranked together for graduation purposes to
achieve a final graduation ranking.
4.3.4.5 Students who qualify for the award of first class honours, and whose work is of
outstanding merit in the opinion of the faculty, may be considered for the award of a University
medal.
4.3.5 These resolutions will apply to all students who complete their degree in the July
semester 2013 or later.
4.3.5.1 Students who complete the requirements of their degree by 31 July 2013 will have
honours awarded in accordance with the Faculty resolutions in force at the time of
commencement.
5. Award of Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences (BEcSocSci) and Bachelor of
Laws (LLB)
5.1 A student who completes the requirements of the Bachelor of Economic and Social
Sciences (BEcSocSci) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) shall receive at graduation a separate
testamur for each of the degrees.
5.2 The Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences (BEcSocSci) and the Bachelor of Laws
(LLB) may be awarded in two grades, namely pass and honours.
5.2.1 The testamur for pass degree of Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences
(BEcSocSci) shall specify the major(s) completed.
5.2.2 The testamur for the Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences (BEcSocSci) with
honours shall specify the subject area(s) and the class of honours. It shall not include majors.
5.2.3 The testamur for the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with honours shall specify the class of
honours.
5.3 Students may abandon the combined award course and elect to complete the Bachelor of
Economic and Social Sciences (BEcSocSci) in accordance with the Resolutions governing this
award course.
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                          Amendments to Resolutions of Senate

Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Education and Social Work
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of
Education and Social Work are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Education and Social Work
1. The degrees in the Faculty of Education and Social Work shall be:
1.1 Bachelor of Education (BEd)
1.2 Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
1.3 Bachelor of Teaching (BTeach)
1.4 Master of Teaching (MTeach)
1.5 Master of Education (Research) (MEd (Research))
1.6 Master of Education (MEd)
1.7 Master of Learning Science & Technology (MLS&T)
1.8 Master of Social Work (MSW)
1.9 Master of Social Work (International) (MSW (International))
1.10 Master of Philosophy in Social Work (MPhilSW)
1.11 Master of Philosophy in Education (MPhilEd)
1.12 Master of Policy Studies (MPS)
1.13 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
1.14 Doctor of Education (EdD)
1.15 Doctor of Social Work (DSW)
1.16 Doctor of Letters in Education (DLittEd)
1.17 Doctor of Letters in Social Work (DLittSW)
2. The degree of Bachelor of Education shall be awarded in the following fields and the
certificates for the degrees shall state the respective specifications for which the degree has
been awarded:
2.1 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
2.2 Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)
2.3 Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Human Movement and Health Education)
2.4 Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Humanities and Social Sciences)/Bachelor
of Arts
2.5 Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Science/Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of
Science (Advanced)
2.6 Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Mathematics/Bachelor of Science or
Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)
2.7 Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Humanities and Social Sciences)
2.8 Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Mathematics)
2.9 Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Science)
2.10 Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Design and Technology)
2.11 Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
2.12 Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
2.13 Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Aboriginal Studies)
3. The degree of Master of Education may be awarded in the following designated areas of
study:
3.1 Management and Human Resource Development
3.2 Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages/Languages
3.3 Teaching and Curriculum Studies
3.4 Information Technology in Education
3.5 Special Education
3.6 Educational Psychology
3.7 English and Literacies in Education
3.8 Health Education
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3.9 Research Methodology
3.10 Higher Education
3.11 International Education
3.12 Coach Education
3.13 Human Movement
4. The diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Education and Social Work shall be:
4.1 Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (GradDipEdStud)
4.2 Graduate Diploma in Learning Science and Technology (GradDipLS&T)
4.3 Graduate Diploma in Policy Studies (GradDipPS)
4.4 Graduate Diploma in Professional Studies (Education) (GradDipProfStud(Education))
4.5 Graduate Diploma in Social Work (GradDipSW)
4.6 Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (GradCertEdStud)
4.7 Graduate Certificate in Learning Science and Technology (GradCertLS&T)
4.8 Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Policy and Practice (GradCertMHPolicyandPractice)
4.9 Graduate Certificate in Policy Studies (GradCertPS)
4.10 Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (GradCertTEFL)
4.11 Graduate Certificate in Social Work: Professional Practice Supervision
(GradCertSW:PPS)
4.12 Graduate Certificate in Social Work: Dying, Death and Palliative Care
(GradCertSW:DDPC)
5. The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies may be awarded in
the following designated areas of study:
5.1 Aboriginal Education
5.2 Management and Human Resource Development
5.3 Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages/Languages
5.4 Teaching and Curriculum Studies
5.5 Information Technology in Education
5.6 Special Education
5.7 Educational Psychology
5.8 English and Literacies in Education
5.9 Health Education
5.10 Research Methodology
5.11 Higher education
5.12 International Education
5.13 Coach Education
5.14 Human Movement
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                                    Resolutions of Faculty

Bachelor of Education
The Resolutions of Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Education in the Faculty of Education
and Social Work are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows (additions indicated
by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Bachelor of Education
1. Pass degree and degree with honours
1.1 The degree of Bachelor of Education shall be awarded in two grades, namely, the pass
degree and the degree with honours.
1.2 The pass degree shall be in the pass grade only – provided that an outstanding candidate
may be awarded the degree with merit according to Academic Board policy.
1.3 There shall be two classes of honours, namely, Class I and Class II and within Class II
there shall be two divisions, namely division 1 and division 2.
2. Progression within the degree
2.1 Professional experience is an essential requirement for all Bachelor of Education award
courses.
2.2 A candidate shall not progress with their award course at the beginning of any year without
successfully completing the required professional experience units of study for the previous year
(refer 5.2 – Satisfactory progress).
3. Units of study of enrolment undertaken in other faculties
3.1 A candidate for the degree who enrols in accordance with these resolutions in a unit of study
prescribed for a degree offered by the Faculties of Arts, Science or Economics and Business
shall satisfy the prerequisites, corequisites and other requirements prescribed for such unit
of study for that other degree.
4. Transitional provisions
4.1 These resolutions shall apply to all persons enrolled as of 1 January 2006 in an
undergraduate program of the Faculty of Education and Social Work; notwithstanding any
resolutions in place at the time the candidate enrolled in the degree.
Programs of study - pass degree
Early Childhood Education
1. Except with the permission of the Faculty, a candidate for the degree in Early Childhood shall
complete the following program of units of study:
1.1 Year 1
1.1.1 Junior units of study in Education, as specified in the Table of units of study, with a total
value of 12 credit points; and
1.1.2 Junior units of study in Professional Studies in Early Childhood, as specified for Year 1 in
the Table of units of study, with a total value of 24 credit points; and
1.1.3 Junior or First Year, 100 level, units of study comprising a full year of study in a subject
area. 12 credit points, offered by a department or school within each of the Faculties of Arts,
Science or Economics and Business.
1.2 Year II
1.2.1 Senior, 200 level, units of study in Education taken as specified in the Table of units of
study, 12 credit points; and
1.2.2 Program of 200 level units of study in Curriculum and Professional Studies in Early
Childhood as specified in the Table of units of study, total of 24 credit points; and
1.2.3 Either:
1.2.3.1 Senior, 200 level, units of study, comprising a full year of study in a subject area, with
total of 12 credit points, offered by a department of school within the Faculty of Arts; or
1.2.3.2 Intermediate units of study, comprising a full year of study in a subject area, total of 12
credit points, offered by a department or school within the Faculty of Science; or
1.2.3.3 Second Year units of study, comprising a full year of study in a subject area, total of 12
credit points, offered by a department or school within the Faculty of Economics and Business.
1.3 Year III
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1.3.1 Senior, 300 level, units of study in Education taken from those listed in the Table of units of
study, including specified units, total of 12 credit points; and
1.3.2 Program of Senior, 300 level, units of study in Curriculum and Professional Studies in
Early Childhood taken from those listed in the Table of units of study, including specified units,
total of 36 credit points.
1.4 Year IV
1.4.1 Senior, 300 level, units of study in Education taken from those listed in the Table of units of
study, including specified units, total of 12 credit points; and
1.4.2 Program of Senior, 400 level, units of study in Curriculum and Professional Studies in
Early Childhood taken from those listed in the Table of units of study, including specified units,
total of 36 credit points.

Primary Education
1. Except with the permission of the Faculty, a candidate for the degree in Primary Education
shall complete the following program of units of study:
1.1 Year I
1.1.1 Junior units of study in Education, as specified in the Table of units of study, with a total
value of 12 credit points; and
1.1.2 Science Foundations 1 and Science Foundations 2;
1.1.3 Junior units of study in Professional Studies in Primary education, as specified for
Year 1 in the Table of units of study, with a total value of 12 credit points; and
1.1.4 Junior or First Year, 100 level, units of study comprising a full year of study in a subject
area, 12 credit points, offered by a department or school within either of the Faculties of Arts,
Science or Economics and Business.
1.2 Year II
1.2.1 Senior, 200 level, units of study in Education taken as specified in the Table of units
of study, total of 12 credit points; and
1.2.2 Program of 200 level units of study in Curriculum and Professional Studies in Primary
Education as specified in the Table of units of study, total value of 24 credit points; and
1.2.3 Either:
1.2.3.1 Senior, 200 level units of study, comprising a full year of study in a subject area, total of
12 credit points, offered by a department or school within the Faculty of Arts; or
1.2.3.2 Intermediate units of study, comprising a full year of study in a subject area, total of 12
credit points, offered by a department or school within the Faculty of Science; or
1.2.3.3 Second Year units of study, comprising a full year of study in a subject area, total of 12
credit points, offered by a department or school within the Faculty of Economics and Business.
1.3 Year III
1.3.1 Senior, 300 level, units of study in Education taken from those listed in the Table of units
of study, including specified units, total of 12 credit points.
1.3.2 Program of Senior, 300 level, units of study in Curriculum and Professional Studies in
Primary Education taken from those listed in the Table of units of study, including specified units,
total of 36 credit points.
1.4 Year IV
1.4.1 Senior, 300 level, units of study in Education taken from those listed in the Table of units
of study, including specified units, total of 12 credit points;
1.4.2 Program of Senior, 400 level, units of study in Curriculum and Professional Studies in
Primary Education taken from those listed in the Table of units of study, including specified units
total of 36 credit points.
Secondary Education
Human Movement and Health Education
1. Except with the permission of the Faculty, a candidate for the degree in Secondary
Education in the areas of human movement and health education shall complete the following
program of units of study:
1.1 Year I
1.1.1 Junior units of study in Education, as specified in the Table of units of study, total of 12
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credit points; and
1.1.2 Sports Mechanics; 12 credit points and
1.1.3 Junior units of study in Professional Studies in Human Movement and Health
Education, as specified for Year I in the Table of units of study, total of 12 credit points; and
1.1.4 Junior or First Year, 100 level, units of study comprising a full year of study in a subject
area, total of 12 credit points, offered by a department or school in either of the Faculties of
Arts, Science or Economics and Business.
1.2 Year II
1.2.1 Senior, 200 level, units of study in Education taken as specified in the Table of units
of study, total of 12 credit points; and
1.2.2 Program of 200 level units of study in Curriculum and Professional Studies in Human
Movement and Health Education, as specified in the Table of units of study, total of 24 credit
points;
1.3 Year III
1.3.1 Senior, 300 level units of study in Education taken from those listed in the Table of units of
study, including specified units, total of 12 credit points and
1.3.2 Program of Senior, 300 level, units of study in Curriculum and Professional Studies in
Human Movement and Health Education as specified, in the Table of units of study, total of 36
credit points.
1.4 Year IV
1.4.1 Senior, 400 level, units of study in Education taken from those listed in the Table of units
of study, total of 6 credit points for non Honours students; or
1.42. Senior, 400 level, units of study in Education taken from those listed in the Table of units
of study, total of 12 credit points for Honours students;
1.4.3 Program of 400 level units of study in Curriculum Professional Studies in Human Movement
and Health Education, taken from those listed in the Table of units of study, including
specified units, comprising a full year of study, total of 42 credit points for non Honours
students; or
1.4.4 Program of 400 level units of study in Curriculum Professional Studies in Human Movement
and Health Education, taken from those listed in the Table of units of study, including
specified units, comprising a full year of study, total of 36 credit points for Honours students.
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                          Amendments to 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 2010, as
follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Engineering and Information
Technologies
1. The degrees in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies shall be:
1.1 Bachelor of Engineering (BE)
1.2 Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT)
1.3 Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (BCST)
1.4 Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Advanced)(BCST(Advanced))
1.5 Master of Engineering (ME)
1.6 Master of Engineering Practice (MEP)
1.7 Master of Environmental Engineering Practice (MEEP)
1.8 Master of Philosophy in Engineering (MPhil)
1.9 Master of Project Management (MPM)
1.10 Master of Information Technology (MInfTech)
1.11 Master of Information Technology Management (MInfTechMan)
1.12 Master of Applied Information Technology (MAppIT)
1.13 Master of Philosophy in Information Technology (MPhil)
1.14 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
1.15 Doctor of Engineering (DEng)
1.16 Doctor of Engineering Practice (DEngPrac)
2. The combined degrees in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies shall be:
2.1 Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Arts (BE/BA)
2.2 Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Commerce (BE/BCom)
2.3 Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Laws (BE/LLB)
2.4 Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Medical Science (BE/BMedSc)
2.5 Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science (BE/BSc) [or Advanced Science or Advanced
Mathematics]
2.6 Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Design in Architecture (BE/BDesArch)
2.7 Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Commerce (BIT/BCom)
2.8 Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Arts (BIT/BA)
2.9 Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Science (BIT/BSc)
2.10 Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Medical Science (BIT/BMedSc)
2.11 Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Laws (BIT/LLB)
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                                   Resolutions of Senate

Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Laws
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of
Laws in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and Faculty of Law are
inserted, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows:

Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Laws
1. Requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Laws
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Laws a
student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 288 credit points; and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University including Faculty Resolutions relating to the course.
2. Requirements for the honours degree
2.1 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 Faculty

Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Laws
The Resolutions of Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of
Laws in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and Faculty of Law are
inserted, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows:

Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Laws
Resolutions related to admission, units of study, progression, assessment, credit, cross-
institutional study, advanced standing and completion for all students enrolled in a degree in
the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies are published in section 2 of the
faculty handbook.

Combined Degree Specific Resolutions.
1. Cross-faculty management of combined degree course
1.1 Candidates in a combined BIT/LLB program are under the general supervision of the
Engineering and Information Technologies Faculty in which they are enrolled until the end of
the semester in which they complete the requirements of the Information Technology degree.
1.1.1 While enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree students will be subject to the
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies resolutions covering admission,
enrolment restrictions, progression requirements, satisfactory progress, cross-institutional
study, examination and assessment criteria as shown in the Faculty Handbook.
1.2 After that, they will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Law.
1.3 The Deans of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and the Faculty of
Law shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerning the combined award course not
otherwise dealt with in these Resolutions.
2. Units of study
2.1.1 The units of study which may be taken for the IT streams and the flexible first year
program in the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) are set out in the Bachelor of
Information Technology Stream Tables in the Faculty of Engineering and Information
Technologies Handbook.
2.1.2 These stream requirements indicate:
2.1.2.1 the core units of study prescribed, and the recommended units available, for each
stream;
2.1.2.2 the credit point values of the units;
2.1.2.3 any assumed knowledge, prerequisite or corequisite requirements; and
2.1.2.4 any prohibitions placed on units of study.
2.1.3 A unit of study shall comprise such lectures, tutorial instruction, assignments and
practical work as the Faculty may prescribe.
2.1.4 In order to complete a unit of study a student shall, except as provided in the section
entitled Progression in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Engineering and Information
Technologies, in the Faculty Handbook:
2.1.4.1 attend the lectures and laboratory/tutorial classes;
2.1.4.2 complete satisfactorily any assignments and practical work; and
2.1.4.3 pass any examinations prescribed for that unit.
2.1.5 A student may enrol in units of study only in accordance with these Resolutions and
subject to the constraints of the timetable, unless approval is given by the head of the relevant
school.
2.2 The units of study which may be taken for the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) are set out in the
Undergraduate units of study table in the Faculty of Law Handbook, together with:
2.2.1 designation as compulsory or elective;
2.2.2 credit point value;
2.2.3 the units of study with which they are mutually exclusive;
2.2.4 assumed knowledge/prerequisites/corequisites/ prohibition; and
2.2.5 any special conditions.
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3.Requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) and the Bachelor of Laws
(LLB)
3.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degrees a student shall complete a minimum of 288
credit points.
3.2 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) in the Bachelor of
Engineering and Bachelor of Laws (BIT/LLB) combined degree program a student must
complete:
3.2.1 48 credit points of LAWS units of study as listed below in 3.5.1, and
3.2.2 units of study as prescribed in the BIT stream tables.
3.3 To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB), in the Bachelor of Information
Technology and Bachelor of Laws (BIT/LLB) combined degree program a student must
complete units of study to the value of 144 credit points, made up of the following:
3.3.1 96 credit points of the compulsory units of study, which includes the 48 credit points of
LAWS units of study listed below in 3.5.1 and counted towards the Bachelor of Information
Technology (BIT);
3.3.2 48 credit points of the elective units of study in the Faculty of Law Handbook that must
include:
3.3.2.1 a maximum of 42 credit points from the units of study listed in Part 1 of the
Undergraduate units of study table, and
3.3.2.2 a minimum of six credit points from the units of study listed in Part 2 of the
Undergraduate units of study table.
3.4 Candidates may credit the following units of study to both the Bachelor of Information
Technology (BIT) and the Bachelor of Laws (LLB):
3.4.1 Civil and Criminal Procedure
3.4.2 Contracts
3.4.3 Criminal Law
3.4.4 Foundations of Law
3.4.5 International Law
3.4.6 Legal Research I
3.4.7 Legal Research II
3.4.8 Public Law
3.4.9 Torts
3.4.10 Torts and Contracts II
3.5.1 Candidates in combined Law must complete the law units of study in the following
sequence:
  Year                     Unit of study                                              Credit
                                                                                      points
Combined Law 1             Foundations of Law                                         6
                           Legal Research I                                           0
                           Torts                                                      6
Combined Law 2             Contracts                                                  6
                           Civil and Criminal Procedure                               6
                           Criminal Law                                               6
Combined Law 3             International Law                                          6
                           Legal Research II                                          0
                           Public Law                                                 6
                           Torts and Contracts II                                     6
Combined Law 4             The 4th year of enrolment is entirely in Information
                           Technology units of study
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3.5.2 On completion of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Information Technology
(BIT) a student must then complete the following compulsory units of study towards the
degree.

Year               Unit of study                                       Credit
                                                                       points
Combined Law 5 Administrative Law                                      6
               Corporations Law                                        6
               Equity                                                  6
               Evidence                                                6
               Federal Constitutional Law                              6
               Introduction to Property and Commercial Law             6
               Real Property                                           6
               The Legal Profession                                    6
Combined Law 6 Elective units of study selected from Part 1 and Part 2 48

3.6 Except with the permission of the Dean or Associate Dean (Undergraduate), candidates in
a combined Law program must successfully complete Foundations of Law before enrolling in
any other Bachelor of Laws (LLB) units of study.
3.7 Students must complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology
(BIT) before proceeding to the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (unless they have permission from the
Faculty of Law stating otherwise).
4.Requirements for award of Honours
4.1 Both the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) and the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) may be
awarded with Honours.
4.2 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) (Honours) degree
student must:
4.2.1 Qualify to transfer into the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) degree. To
qualify for entry students shall:
 4.2.1.1 have completed at least 144 credit points from the Bachelor of Information Technology
degree;
 4.2.1.2 have completed the requirements of a stream in either Computer Science or
Information Systems associated with the degree of Bachelor of Information Technology;
4.2.1.3 have achieved either a credit average in the relevant units of study used to satisfy an
ISWAM of at least 65;
4.2.1.4 satisfy any additional criteria set by the head of school concerned; and
4.2.1.5 with the permission of the Faculty of Law, either suspend their candidature for the
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree while undertaking the honours course, or undertake the
honours course after completion of both degrees in the combined degree program.
4.2.2 Once enrolled in the BIT (Honours) course, students shall complete the requirements for
the honours course full-time, over two consecutive semesters.
4.2.3 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) degree,
students shall complete 192 credit points, including 48 credit points of units of study at the
4000 or 5000 level, of which at least 42 credit points must be from 4000 and 5000 level core
and selected core units listed in the BIT table, including INFO4991, INFO4992 and INFO4999,
with a result of at least 65 in INFO4999.
4.2.4 The grade of Honours and the Honours mark are determined by performance in all 4000
and 5000 level units attempted from the BIT table.
4.2.5 Honours in the Bachelor of Information Technology may be awarded in four classes as
follows:
4.2.5.1 Class I (Honours mark range: 80 and above)
4.2.5.2 Class II(1) (Honours mark range: 75–79)
4.2.5.3 Class II(2) (Honours mark range: 70–74)
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4.2.5.4 Class III (Honours mark range: 65–69)
4.2.6 A student with an Honours mark of 90 or greater and a minimum ISWAM of 80 shall, if
deemed to be of sufficient merit by the Dean, be awarded a University Medal.
4.2.7 A student may not re-attempt the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) course.
However, students who fail to meet the requirements for the award of honours and who have
not already satisfied the requirements of the BIT may elect to transfer back to the BIT. A
student who does not meet the requirements for the award of honours and who has completed
the requirements of the BIT shall graduate with the BIT Pass degree.
4.3.1 To qualify to enrol in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Honours) program candidates shall:
4.3.1.1 Be selected in the penultimate year of the Bachelor of Law degree;
4.3.1.2 Have a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 75, averaged out across all law
compulsories with the exception of Foundations of Law.
4.3.1.2.1 Results in elective subjects will not be included in the calculation.
4.3.1.2.2 Entry to the Honours program is competitive and the number of places in the
Honours program each year is limited and dependant on available resources. The exact WAM
will be determined by the Honours Committee on an annual basis.
4.3.2 The honours program will be assessed by an honours dissertation, completed under the
supervision of an academic member of staff or adjunct staff.
4.3.2.1 Candidates will enrol in two specified 6 credit point Honours research units as listed in
the "Table of undergraduate units of study" in Part 2 of the Bachelor of Laws resolutions.
4.3.2.2 These units will be included in the 48 credit points of elective subjects that are part of
the pass requirements for the Bachelor of Laws.
4.3.3 The Faculty Honours Committee will determine the class of honours, based on a
student's final Honours WAM (HWAM).
4.3.3.1 The HWAM will be drawn from a minimum of 90 credit points, and will include all
compulsories and elective units undertaken at the University of Sydney, with the exception of
Foundations of Law.
4.3.3.2 The weighting of the Honours research units will be double that of the non-Honours
units.
4.3.4 Honours in the Bachelor of Laws may be awarded in two classes: Class I and Class II.
4.3.4.1 The honours degree of the Bachelor of Laws may be awarded on the following basis:
4.3.4.1.1 Honours class 1: those students with an HWAM of at least 80;
4.3.4.1.2 Honours class 2/ Division 1: those students with an HWAM of at least 75;
4.3.4.1.3 The Faculty Honours Committee will have the discretion to vary the required HWAM
in exceptional circumstances.
4.3.4.2 To be awarded honours, a student must pass the honours dissertation.
4.3.4.3 A candidate for the Honours program who does not meet the requirements for the
award of honours may be awarded the Bachelor of Laws pass degree.
4.3.4.4 All pass and honours students will be ranked together for graduation purposes to
achieve a final graduation ranking.
4.3.4.5 Students who qualify for the award of first class honours, and whose work is of
outstanding merit in the opinion of the faculty, may be considered for the award of a University
medal.
4.3.5 These resolutions will apply to all students who complete their degree in the July
semester 2013 or later.
4.3.5.1 Students who complete the requirements of their degree by 31 July 2013 will have
honours awarded in accordance with the Faculty resolutions in force at the time of
commencement.
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                          Amendments to Resolutions of Senate

Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Health Sciences
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of
Health Sciences are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows (additions indicated
by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Health Sciences
1. The degrees in the Faculty of Health Sciences shall be:
1.1 Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc)
1.2 Bachelor of Health Science (BHlthSc)
1.3 Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHlthSci)
1.4 Bachelor of Behavioural Health Science (BBHSc)*
1.5 Master of Applied Science (MAppSc)
1.6 Master of Clinical Vision Sciences (MClinVisSci)
1.7 Master of Communication Disorders (MCommDis)
1.8 Master of Diagnostic Radiography (MDR)
1.9 Master of Exercise and Sport Science (MExSpSci)
1.10 Master of Health Information Management (MHIM)
1.11 Master of Health Science (MHlthSc)
1.12 Master of Nuclear Medicine (MNM)
1.13 Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
1.14 Master of Orthoptics (MOrth)
1.15 Master of Physiotherapy (MPhty)
1.16 Master of Radiation Therapy (MRT)
1.17 Master of Rehabilitation Counselling (MRehabClng)
1.18 Master of Speech Language Pathology (MSLP)**
1.19 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
1.20 Doctor of Health Science (HScD)
* The last intake of new students was in 2006.
** May be awarded in the grade of pass degree or honours degree.
There shall be one level of honours.
2. The combined degrees in the Faculty of Health Sciences shall be:
2.1 Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) and Bachelor of Science
(Nutrition) [BAppSc (Ex&SpSc) and BSc (Nutr)]
2.1 Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) and Master of Nutrition and
Dietetics (BAppSc (Ex&SpSc) and MNutrDiet)
2.2 Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Clinical Vision Sciences
(BHlthSci/MClinVisSci)
2.3 Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Health Information Management
(BHlthSci/MHIM)
2.4 Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Rehabilitation Counselling
(BHlthSci/MRehabClng)
3. The diplomas in the Faculty of Health Sciences shall be:
3.1 Diploma of Health Science (DipHlthSc)
3.2 Graduate Diploma of Health Science (GradDipHlthSc)
3.3 Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling (GradDipRehabClng)
3.4 Graduate Diploma in Communication Disorders (GradDipCommDis)
4. The certificates in the Faculty of Health Sciences shall be:
4.1 Graduate Certificate of Health Science (GradCertHlthSc)
5. The Faculty, acting on the recommendation of the head of school concerned, may refuse
permission to a candidate for any of the above degrees, diplomas or certificates, to undertake
or continue the clinical education (fieldwork/professional experience) component of the award;
in circumstances where the candidate has not demonstrated satisfactory progress toward
fulfilling the clinical requirements of the award.
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6. The Faculty delegates authority to the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies)/Associate
Dean (Graduate Studies) to act on behalf of Faculty in relation to section 3 above; and that the
Dean be the first point of appeal for students in relation to actions taken in this matter.
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                            Amendment to Resolutions of Senate

Bachelor of Applied Science
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the Bachelor of Applied Science in the Faculty of Health
Sciences are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows (additions indicated by
underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Bachelor of Applied Science
1. Requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Science
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Applied Science students must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for the total of credit points for the pass
degree or the honours degree set out in section 3; and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
2. Programs of study
2.1 The degree of Bachelor of Applied Science may be awarded in:

Program of study           Credit points
                           Pass degree Honours degree
Exercise and Sport Science 144           192
Medical Radiation Sciences 144                  192
Occupational Therapy           192              192
Physiotherapy                  192              192
Speech Pathology               192              192

2.2 The degree of Bachelor of Applied Science may be awarded in the combined degree:

Program of study                           Credit points
                                           Pass degree                    Honours degree
Exercise and Sport Science and Bachelor of 240                            240
Science (Nutrition)

3. Requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Science honours degree
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Applied Science honours degree students must
complete the honours requirements published in the faculty resolutions relating to the course.
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                                    Resolutions of Faculty

Bachelor of Applied Science
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the Bachelor of Applied Science in the Faculty of Health
Sciences are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows (additions indicated by
underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Bachelor of Applied Science
1. Requirements for the degree
1.1 A student who is a candidate for the pass degree is to complete all core, elective and
general elective units of study shown in the Table of units of study for the pass degree in the
program of study in which he or she has enrolled, as set out in the chapter of the Faculty of
Health Sciences Handbook for the degree concerned.
1.2 A student who is a candidate for the honours degree is to:
1.2.1 meet the requirements prescribed for the degree concerned for admission to the honours
program; and
1.2.2 complete all core, elective and general elective units of study shown in the Table of units
of study for the honours degree in the program of study in which he or she has enrolled, as set
out in the chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences Handbook for the degree concerned.
1.3 Units of study may specify assumed knowledge or prerequisite or corequisite units of
study.
1.3.1 The head of the academic unit may permit a student to enrol in a unit of study without
having completed the specified prerequisite or corequisite units of study.
1.4 A student may proceed concurrently to the degrees of Bachelor of Applied Science
(Exercise and Sport Science) and Bachelor of Science (Nutrition).
1.4.1 To qualify for the award of the combined degrees a student shall complete, normally
over a period of ten semesters, units of study having a total value of at least 240 credit points
as specified in Table 10.2 of the Faculty of Health Sciences Handbook including:
1.4.1.1 at least 138 credit points from Science subject areas;
1.4.1.2 at least 12 credit points from the Science subject areas of Mathematics and Statistics;
1.4.1.3 an honours year in Nutrition or Nutrition and Dietetics;
1.4.1.4 at least 102 credit points of units of study in Exercise and Sport Science listed in Table
10.1 of the Faculty Resolutions for the degree of BAppSc(Exercise and Sport Science) in the
Faculty of Health Sciences.
1.4.2 A student who does not qualify to undertake the final year (Year 5) of the combined
degrees course or who chooses to exit after completing Year 4 may:
1.4.2.1 graduate with the degree of Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise, Sport Science and
Nutrition) in accordance with the Resolutions of the Senate in the Faculty of Health Sciences;
or
1.4.2.2 elect to undertake the degree of Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise, Sport Science
and Nutrition) (Honours) in accordance with the Resolutions of the Senate in the Faculty of
Health Sciences.
1.4.3 After completing at least two semesters in the combined degrees course, a student may
abandon the combined degrees course and elect to complete either a BSc, a BSc(Nutrition), a
BAppSc(Exercise and Sport Science) or a BAppSc(Exercise, Sport Science and Nutrition) in
accordance with the Resolutions of the Senate and Faculty Resolutions governing those
degrees.
1.4.4 Students in years 1–4 of the combined degrees course will be under the general
supervision of the Faculty of Health Sciences; students in the honours year will be under the
supervision of the faculty in which the honours course is being undertaken.
1.4.5 The Deans of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Science shall jointly exercise
authority in any matter concerning the combined degrees course not otherwise dealt with in
these Resolutions.
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1.5 A unit of study shall consist of lectures together with such clinical, laboratory and tutorial
instruction, practical work, exercises and essays as may be prescribed by the Faculty or the
academic unit concerned.
1.5.1 The words 'to complete a unit of study' and derivative expressions mean:
1.5.1.1 to attend the lectures and the meetings, if any, for clinical, laboratory or tutorial
instruction; and
1.5.1.2 to obtain a passing grade for that unit of study in accordance with the assessment
criteria prescribed by the Faculty or the academic unit concerned.
1.5.2 A candidate permitted to re-enrol in a unit of study which has previously not been
satisfactorily completed shall, unless exempted by the Faculty, again complete all the work of
the unit.
1.6 Where in these resolutions a power is given to the Faculty or a head of the academic unit,
subject to any express indication to the contrary or resolution passed by the Faculty, the
Faculty or a head of the academic unit may, in their discretion, in any particular case:
1.6.1 exercise the power,
1.6.2 exercise the power conditionally, or
1.6.3 decline to exercise the power.
1.7 A candidate readmitted to candidature for the degree after an absence of more than one
year shall complete the degree under such conditions as the Faculty shall determine.
1.7.1 Except with the permission of the Faculty, on the recommendation of the head of the
academic unit concerned, a candidate shall not enter a unit of study unless entry requirements
prescribed for that unit of study have been satisfied.
1.8 A candidate may be granted credit towards the degree on the basis of a unit of study or
units of study regarded by the Faculty, on the recommendation of the head of academic unit
concerned, as equivalent in workload and academic standard, completed at another university
or other tertiary institution, provided that the maximum credit granted shall not exceed the
equivalent of two-thirds of the degree requirements for a program of three years standard
length or three-quarters for a program of four years length.
1.9 A candidate for the pass degree shall complete the units of study as set out in the tables in
respect of the appropriate degree area.
1.10 A candidate for the honours degree shall meet the requirements prescribed by the
Faculty for admission to the honours program and shall complete the units as set out in the
relevant entry for the degree in the Faculty of Health Sciences Handbook.
2. Enrolment restrictions
2.1 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.
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                           Amendment to Resolutions of Senate

Bachelor of Laws
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the Bachelor of Laws in the Faculty of Law are
amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows (additions indicated by underlined,
deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Bachelor of Laws
1.1 Including the Combined Law programs:
1.1.1 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (BA/LLB)
1.1.2 Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws (BCom/LLB)
1.1.3 Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Laws (BEc/LLB)
1.1.4 Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences/Bachelor of Laws (BEcSocSc/LLB)
1.1.4 Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Laws (BE/LLB)
1.1.5 Bachelor of International and Global Studies/ Bachelor of Laws (BGS/LLB)
1.1.6 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws (BSc/LLB)
1.1.7 Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications)/Bachelor of Laws (BA(Media&Comm)/LLB
1.1.8 Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences/Bachelor of Laws (BPESS/LLB)
1.1.9 Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Laws (BIT/LLB)

1. Requirements for the pass degree of Bachelor of Laws
1.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degree students must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 144 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 honours degree of Bachelor of Laws
2.1 To qualify for the award of the honours degree students must complete the honours
requirements published in the Faculty Resolutions relating to the course.

3. Requirements for the combined degrees
3.1 To qualify for the award of the two degrees in a combined degree course, students must
complete the honours requirements published in the Faculty Resolutions relating to the
course.
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                           Amendment to Resolutions of Faculty

Bachelor of Laws
The Resolutions of Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Laws in the Faculty of Law are
amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows (additions indicated by underlined,
deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Bachelor of Laws
 [Section 1]
1. Units of study
1.1 A unit of study consists of such lectures, seminars, tutorials, written assignments, moots,
experiential learning, and any other method of instruction or assessment as may be
prescribed by the Faculty.
1.2 A prerequisite unit of study means a unit of study which must have been completed with a
result of Pass or better prior to a candidate enrolling in another unit of study for which it is a
prerequisite.
1.3 A corequisite unit of study means a unit of study which must be taken concurrently with the
unit of study for which it is a corequisite.
1.4 The Dean or Associate Dean (Undergraduate) may vary the entry requirements for units of
study for particular candidates in special circumstances.
1.5 All units of study for the degree will be of semester length.
1.6 No unit of study may be credited more than once for the degree.
1.7 All elective units of study are worth 6 credit points. The compulsory units of study total 96
credit points. The credit points for each compulsory unit of study are as indicated in the
Requirements for the pass degree.
1.8 The elective units of study which may be taken for the degree are as set out in the Table of
undergraduate units of study including:
1.8.1 Corequisites and prerequisites;
1.8.2 Designation as Part 1 or Part 2 units of study.
1.9 A unit of study includes a unit of study set out in the Table of undergraduate units of study
completed in a summer school or like program at the University of Sydney.
1.10 Compulsory units of study
1.10.1 The following units of study are compulsory for the degree (total 96 credit points):
1.10.1.1 Administrative Law
1.10.1.2 Contracts
1.10.1.3 Corporations Law
1.10.1.4 Criminal Law
1.10.1.5 Equity
1.10.1.6 Evidence
1.10.1.7 Federal Constitutional Law
1.10.1.8 Foundations of Law
1.10.1.9 International Law
1.10.1.10 Introduction to Property and Commercial Law
1.10.1.11 Legal Research I
1.10.1.12 Legal Research II
1.10.1.13 Civil and Criminal Procedure
1.10.1.14 Public Law
1.10.1.15 Real Property
1.10.1.16 The Legal Profession
1.10.1.17 Torts
1.10.1.18 Torts and Contracts II
1.11 Elective units of study
1.11.1 The elective units of study are listed in Section 2.
2. Requirements for the pass degree
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2.1 To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB), candidates must complete units of
study to the value of 144 credit points, made up of the following:
2.1.1 96 credit points of the compulsory units of study,
2.1.2 48 credit points of the elective units of study that must include:
2.1.2.1 a maximum of 42 credit points from the units of study listed in Part 1 of the Table of
undergraduate units of study, and
2.1.2.2 a minimum of 6 credit points from the units of study listed in Part 2 of the Table of
undergraduate units of study.
2.2.1 A candidate may proceed concurrently to the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with the
following:
2.2.1.1 Bachelor of Arts (BA)
2.2.1.2 Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)
2.2.1.3 Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
2.2.1.4 Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences (BEcSocSci)
2.2.1.4 Bachelor of Economics (BEc)
2.2.1.5 Bachelor of Engineering (BE)
2.2.1.6 Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT)
2.2.1.7 Bachelor of International and Global Studies (BIGS), or
2.2.1.8 Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences (BPESS)
2.2.1.9 Bachelor of Science (BSc)
2.2.2 This is the Combined Law program.
2.3.1 Candidates in a Combined Law program may credit the following units of study to both
the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and the non-law component of the Combined Law program:
2.3.1.1 Contracts
2.3.1.2 Criminal Law
2.3.1.3 Foundations of Law
2.3.1.4 International Law
2.3.1.5 Legal Research I
2.3.1.6 Legal Research II
2.3.1.7 Civil and Criminal Procedure
2.3.1.8 Public Law
2.3.1.9 Torts
2.3.1.10 Torts and Contracts II
2.3.2 Candidates in Combined Law must complete the law units of study in the following
sequence:

Year               Unit of study                 Credit points

Combined Law 1 Foundations of Law                6
               Legal Research I                  0
               Torts                             6
Combined Law 2 Contracts                         6
               Civil and Criminal Procedure      6
               Criminal Law                      6
Combined Law 3 International Law                 6
               Legal Research II                 0
               Torts and Contracts II            6
               Public Law                        6

2.4 On completion of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor
of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom),
Bachelor of Economics (BEc), Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences (BEcSocSci),
Bachelor of Engineering (BE), Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT), Bachelor of
International and Global Studies (BIGS), Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences
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(BPESS) or Bachelor of Science (BSc), candidates must then complete the following units of
study (except as provided in Clause 2.10);

Year               Unit of study                                              Credit points

Combined Law 4 Administrative Law                                             6
               Corporations Law                                               6
               Equity                                                         6
               Evidence                                                       6
               Federal Constitutional Law                                     6
               Introduction to Property and Commercial Law                    6
               Real Property                                                  6
               The Legal Profession                                           6
Combined Law 5 Elective units of study selected from Part 1 and Part 2        48

2.5 Except with the permission of the Dean or Associate Dean (Undergraduate), candidates in
a Combined Law program must successfully complete Foundations of Law before enrolling in
any other Bachelor of Laws (LLB) units of study.
2.6 Candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Laws (BE/LLB), Bachelor
of Information Technology/Bachelor of Laws (BIT/LLB) or the Bachelor of Arts (Media and
Communications)/Bachelor of Laws (LLB) must take the Combined Law 4 program in the fifth
year of the combined degree and the Combined Law 5 program in the sixth year of the
combined degree.
2.7 Candidates in a Combined Law program are under the general supervision of the other
Faculty in which they are enrolled until the end of the semester in which they complete the
requirements of the other degree. After that, they will be under the general supervision of the
Faculty of Law.
2.8.1 Candidates may be admitted to the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) on the basis of having
completed the requirements of a degree of The University of Sydney, or other such institution
as approved by the Faculty.
2.8.2 This is the Graduate Law program.
2.9 Candidates in the Graduate Law Program must complete the Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
degree in the following sequence:
Year               Unit of study                                            Credit points

Graduate Law 1 Contracts                                                     6
               Criminal Law                                                  6
               Foundations of Law                                            6
               International Law                                             6
               Legal Research I                                              0
               Legal Research II                                             0
               Civil and Criminal Procedure                                  6
               Public Law                                                    6
               Torts                                                         6
               Torts and Contracts II                                        6
Graduate Law 2 Administrative Law                                            6
               Corporations Law                                              6
               Equity                                                        6
               Evidence                                                      6
               Federal Constitutional Law                                    6
               Introduction to Property and Commercial Law                   6
               Real Property                                                 6
               The Legal Profession                                          6
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2.10 Candidates are normally enrolled in four compulsory units of study in Semester 1 of
Combined Law 4/Graduate Law 2, and in four compulsory units of study in Semester 2 of that
same year.
2.10.1 If candidates so elect, they may replace one compulsory unit with one elective unit in
each semester.
2.10.2 Where such a replacement has occurred, candidates must enrol in the postponed
compulsory unit(s) in the final year of their candidature.
3. Requirements for the honours degree
3.1 To qualify to enrol in the honours program candidates shall:
3.1.1 Be selected in the penultimate year of the Bachelor of Law degree;
3.1.2 Have a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 75, averaged out across all law
compulsories with the exception of Foundations of Law.
3.1.2.1 Results in elective subjects will not be included in the calculation.
3.1.2.2 Entry to the Honours program is competitive and the number of places in the Honours
program each year is limited and dependent on available resources. The exact WAM will be
determined by the Honours Committee on an annual basis.
3.2 The honours program will be assessed by an honours dissertation, completed under the
supervision of an academic member of staff or adjunct staff:
3.2.1 Candidates will enrol in two specified 6 credit point Honours research units as listed in
the "Table of undergraduate units of study" in Part 2 of the Bachelor of Laws resolutions.
3.2.2 These units will be included in the 48 credit points of elective subjects that are part of the
pass requirements of the Bachelor of Laws.
3.3 The Faculty Honours Committee will determine the class of honours, based on a student's
final Honours WAM (HWAM).
3.3.1 The HWAM will be drawn from a minimum of 90 credit points, and will include all
compulsories and elective units undertaken at the University of Sydney, with the exception of
Foundations of Laws.
3.3.2 The weighting of the honours research units will be double that of the non-Honours units.
3.4 Honours in the Bachelor of Laws may be awarded in two classes: Class I and Class II.
3.4.1 The honours degree of the Bachelor of Laws will be awarded on the following basis:
3.4.1.1 Honours class 1: those student with an HWAM of at least 80;
3.4.1.2 Honours class 2/Division 1: those students with an HWAM of at least 75;
3.4.1.3 The Faculty Honours Committee will have the discretion to vary the required HWAM in
exceptional circumstances.
3.4.2 To be awarded honours, a student must pass the honours dissertation.
3.4.3 A candidate for the Honours program who does not meet the requirements for the award
of honours may be awarded the Bachelor of Laws pass degree.
3.4.4 All pass and honours students will be ranked together for graduation purposes to
achieve a final graduation ranking.
3.4.5 Students who qualify for the award of first class honours, and whose work is of
outstanding merit in the opinion of the faculty, may be considered for the award of a University
medal.
3.5 These resolutions will apply to all students who will complete their degree in the July
semester 2013 or later.
3.5.1 Student who complete the requirements of their degree by 31 July 2013 will have
honours awarded in accordance with the Faculty resolutions in force at the time of
commencement.
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                          Amendments to 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 2010, 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 /Master of Nutrition and Dietetics (BSc/MND)
1.2 Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science
1.3 Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc)
1.4 Bachelor of Psychology (BPsych), which shall also incorporate the streams:
1.4.1 Bachelor of Psychology - Science stream
1.4.2 Bachelor of Psychology - Arts stream
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 (Environmental Science) (MApplSc(EnvSc))
1.8.1.2 Master of Applied Science (Health Psychology) (MApplSc(HealthPsych))
1.8.1.3 Master of Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology) (MAppSc(MBT))
1.8.1.4 Master of Applied Science (Wildlife Health and Population Management)
(MAppSc(Wild Hlth Pop Man))
1.8.1.5 Master of Applied Science (Neuroscience) (MAppSc(NeuroSc))
1.8.1.6 Master of Applied Science (Photonics) (MAppSc(Photonics))
1.8.1.7 Master of Applied Science (Bioinformatics) (MApplSc(Bioinf))
1.8.1.8 Master of Applied Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis) (MApplSc (Microsc &
Micronal))
1.8.1.9 Master of Applied Science (Coastal Management) (MApplSc(CoastalMgt))
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 Information Technology (MInfTech)
1.13 Master of Information Technology Management (MInfTechMan)
1.14 Master of Applied Information Technology (MAppIT)
1.15 Master of Environmental Science and Law (MEnvSciLaw)
1.16 Master of Medical Physics (MMedPhys)
1.17 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
1.18 Doctor of Science (DSc)
1.19 Doctor of Clinical Psychology/Master of Science DCP/MSc
1.20 Doctor of Clinical Psychology/Doctor of Philosophy (DCP/PhD)
1.21 Doctor of Clinical Neuropsychology/Master of Science (DCN/MSc)
1.22 Doctor of Clinical Neuropsychology/Doctor of Philosophy (DCN/PhD)
2. The combined degrees in the Faculty of Science shall be:
2.1 Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)/Bachelor of Science (Nutrition)
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2.1 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts (BSc/BA)
2.2 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science (BE/BSc)
2.3 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce (BSc/BCom)
2.4 Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Science (BN/BSc)
2.5 Bachelor of Education (Secondary:Science) and Bachelor of Science
BEd(Secondary:Science)/BSc)
2.6 Bachelor of Education (Secondary:Mathematics)
2.7 Bachelor of Science (BEd(Secondary:Mathematics)/BSc)
2.8 Bachelor of Education (Secondary:Science) and Bachelor of Science
(BEd(Secondary)/BSc(Psychology))
2.9 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Medical Science (BE/BMedSc)
3. The degrees in the Faculty of Science offered in conjunction with other faculties shall be:
3.1 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLibStud)
3.2 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (International) (BLibStud(International)
3.3 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Advanced) (BLibStud(Advanced))
3.4 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BAS)
5. The diplomas in the Faculty of Science shall be:
5.1 Graduate Diploma in Science (GradDipSc)
5.2 Graduate Diploma in Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis) (GradDipSc(Micr&An))
5.3 Graduate Diploma in Science (Psychology) (GradDipSc(Psych))
5.4 Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (GradDipApplSc)
5.4.1 which shall also incorporate the streams:
5.4.1.1    Graduate        Diploma      in       Applied     Science    (Environmental     Science)
(GradDipApplSc(EnvSc))
5.4.1.2      Graduate       Diploma        in      Applied      Science     (Health     Psychology)
(GradDipApplSc(HealthPsych))
5.4.1.3    Graduate       Diploma      in       Applied    Science     (Molecular    Biotechnology)
(GradDipApplSc(MBT)
5.4.1.4 Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Wildlife Health and Population Management)
(GradDipApplSc(Wild Hlth Pop Man))
5.4.1.5 Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Neuroscience) (GradDipApplSc(Neuroscience))
5.4.1.6 Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Bioinformatics) (GradDipApplSc(Bioinf))
5.4.1.7 Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis)
(GradDipApplSc(Microsc&Micronal))
5.4.1.8    Graduate      Diploma      in      Applied     Science    (Psychology    of    Coaching)
(GradDipApplSc(PsychCoach))
5.4.1.9     Graduate       Diploma       in       Applied     Science    (Coastal     Management)
(GradDipApplSc(CoastalMgt))
5.5 Graduate Diploma in Psychology (GradDipPsych)
5.6 Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (GradDipIT)
5.7 Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management (GradDipITMan)
5.8 Graduate Diploma in Applied Information Technology (GradDipAppIT)
5.9 Graduate Diploma in Medical Physics (GradDipMedPhys)
5.10 Graduate Diploma in Computing (GradDipComp)
6. The certificates in the Faculty of Science shall be:
6.1 Graduate Certificate in Science (History and Philosophy in Science) (GradCert(HPS))
6.2 Graduate Certificate in Science (Microscopy & Microanalysis) (GradCertSc(Micr&An))
6.3 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (GradCertApplSc)
6.4 Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Clinical Ethics) (GradCertBEth (ClinEth)
6.3.1 which shall also incorporate the streams:
6.3.1.1    Graduate       Certificate     in      Applied    Science    (Environmental     Science)
(GradCertApplSc(EnvSc))
6.3.1.2     Graduate       Certificate       in     Applied     Science     (Health     Psychology)
(GradCertApplSc(HealthPsych))
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6.3.1.3 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching)
(GradCertApplSc(PsychCoach))
6.3.1.4   Graduate      Certificate    in   Applied    Science    (Molecular    Biotechnology)
(GradCertApplSc(MBT)
6.3.1.5 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Wildlife Health and Population Management)
(GradCertApplSc(Wild Hlth Pop Man))
6.3.1.6     Graduate         Certificate     in      Applied      Science      (Neuroscience)
(GradCertApplSc(Neuroscience)
6.3.1.7 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Bioinformatics) (GradCertApplSc(Bioinf))
6.3.1.8 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis)
(GradCertApplSc(Microsc&Micronal))
6.3.2.9    Graduate      Certificate     in   Applied    Science     (Coastal    Management)
(GradCertApplSc(CoastalMgt))
6.4 Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (GradCertIT)
6.5 Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management (GradCertITMan)
6.6 Graduate Certificate in Applied Information Technology (GradCertAppIT)
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                          Amendments to Resolutions of Senate

Bachelor of Science
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Bachelor of Science in the Faculty of Science
are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows (additions indicated by underlined,
deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science (Advanced)
Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)
Bachelor of Science (Bioinformatics)
Bachelor of Science (Environmental)
Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology and Genetics)
Bachelor of Science (Nutrition)
and the combined degree courses:
Bachelor of Science [or BSc(Advanced) or BSc(Advanced Mathematics)]/Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Science [or BSc(Advanced) or BSc(Advanced Mathematics)]/Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science [or BSc(Advanced) or BSc(Advanced Mathematics)
Bachelor of Science [or BSc(Advanced) or BSc(Advanced Mathematics)]/Bachelor of
Commerce
Bachelor of Science [or BSc(Advanced) or BSc(Advanced Mathematics)]/Bachelor of
Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science [or BSc(Advanced) or BSc(Advanced
Mathematics)
Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science)/Bachelor of Science [or BSc(Advanced) or
BSc(Advanced Mathematics)]
Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics)/Bachelor of Science [or BSc(Advanced) or
BSc(Advanced Mathematics)]
Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science)/Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Science [or BSc(Advanced) or BSc(Advanced Mathematics)]
Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science)/Bachelor of Science (Nutrition)
1. Requirements for the pass degree
1.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degree students must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 144 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 honours degree
2.1 To qualify for the award of the honours degree students must complete the honours
requirements published in the faculty resolutions relating to the course.
3. Requirements for the combined degrees
3.1 To qualify for the award of the two degrees in a combined degree course students must
complete the requirements published in these and the other relevant faculty resolutions
relating to the course.
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                           Amendments to Resolutions of Senate

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts combined degree
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts
combined degree in the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Arts are amended, with effect from
1 January 2010, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by
strikethrough):

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts combined degree
1. Requirements for the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts combined degree
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees a student
must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 240 192 credit points; and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
2. Specialisations, streams or majors
2.1 The Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts combined degree, will be awarded in the
following streams:
2.1.1 Bachelor of Science
2.1.2 Bachelor of Science (Advanced)
2.1.3 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)
2.1.4 Bachelor of Arts
2.2 The testamur for the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) and Bachelor of Science (Advanced
Mathematics) shall specify the stream for which it is awarded.
2.3 The following majors will be awarded in the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science
(Advanced) and Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics):
2.3.1 Agricultural Chemistry
2.3.2 Anatomy and Histology
2.3.3 Biochemistry
2.3.4 Biology
2.3.5 Cell Pathology
2.3.6 Chemistry
2.3.7 Computational Science
2.3.8 Computer Science
2.3.9 Financial Mathematics and Statistics
2.3.10 Geography
2.3.11 Geology
2.3.12 Geophysics
2.3.13 History and Philosophy of Science
2.3.14 Immunobiology
2.3.15 Information Systems
2.3.16 Marine Science
2.3.17 Mathematics
2.3.18 Medicinal Chemistry
2.3.19 Microbiology
2.3.20 Nanoscience and Technology
2.3.21 Neuroscience
2.3.22 Pharmacology
2.3.23 Physics
2.3.24 Physiology
2.3.25 Psychology
2.3.26 Soil Science
2.3.27 Statistics
3. The following majors will be awarded in the Bachelor of Arts:
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Subjects in Part A of the Table of units of study offered by the Departments of the Faculty of
Arts.
At least one major must come from this group:
3.1 American Studies
3.2 Ancient History
3.3 Anthropology
3.4 Arab World, Islam and the Middle East
3.5 Arabic Language and Literature
3.6 Archaeology
3.7 Art History and Theory
3.8 Asian Studies
3.9 Australian Literature
3.10 Australian Studies
3.11 Biblical Studies
3.12 Celtic Studies
3.13 Chinese Studies
3.14 Classical Studies
3.15 Cultural Studies
3.16 Digital Cultures
3.17 English
3.18 European Studies
3.19 Film Studies
3.20 French Studies
3.21 Gender Studies
3.22 Germanic Studies
3.23 Government and International Relations
3.24 Greek (Ancient)
3.25 Hebrew (Classical)
3.26 Hebrew (Modern)
3.27 Heritage Studies
3.28 Hindi-Urdu
3.29 History
3.30 Indigenous Australian Studies
3.31 Indonesian Studies
3.32 International and Comparative Literary Studies
3.33 Italian Studies
3.34 Japanese Studies
3.35 Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture
3.36 Korean Studies
3.37 Latin
3.38 Legal Studies (no major is available)
3.39 Linguistics
3.40 Medieval Studies
3.41 Modern Greek Studies
3.42 Music
3.43 Pali (no major is available)
3.44 Peace and Conflict Studies (no major available)
3.45 Performance Studies
3.46 Philosophy
3.47 Political Economy
3.48 Sanskrit
3.49 Social Policy
3.50 Sociology
3.51 Spanish and Latin American Studies
3.52 Thai (no major available)
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3.53 Yiddish
Subjects in Part B of the Table of units of study offered by Departments in faculties other than
Arts.
Unless indicated otherwise, a major may be completed from this group in addition to the major
required from Part A above:
3.54 Economics
3.55 Education
3.56 Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
3.57 Management
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 combined award course.
4.2 Honours will be awarded in the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts.
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                            Amendments to Resolutions of Faculty

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts
The Resolutions of Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in the Faculty
of Science and Faculty of Arts are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts
1. Admission
1.1 All applications for admission to candidature to an undergraduate degree or combined
degree in the Faculty of Science will be subject to the Undergraduate Admissions policy of the
University of Sydney.
1.1.1 A candidate for the BSc, BSc(Advanced) or BSc(Advanced Mathematics) may apply to
the Dean for permission to transfer candidature to any other stream.
1.2 Cross-Faculty Management of Combined Degree Course
1.2.1 The primary Faculty for management of the combined course is the Faculty of Science.
The Deans of the Faculties of Arts and Science shall jointly exercise authority in any matter
concerning the combined degrees not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.
2. Requirements for the degree
2.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degrees a student shall complete from the Table of
undergraduate units of study for the Bachelor of Science and from the Table of units of study
for the Bachelor of Arts, units of study having a total value of 240 192 credit points, including:
2.1.1 no more than 96 credit points from junior units of study, with no more than 18 junior
credit points from the same Arts subject area;
2.1.2 at least 96 credit points from Science subject areas, including
2.1.2.1 at least 12 credit points from the Science subject area of Mathematics and Statistics;
2.1.2.2 at least 24 credit points of junior units of study from at least two Science subject areas
other than Mathematics & Statistics;
2.1.2.3 a major in a Science area as defined in Table I for the Bachelor of Science, normally
requiring the completion of 24 credit points of senior units of study in one Science area,
including any units of study specified in the table as compulsory for that major;
2.1.3 at least 72 credit points of senior units of study in Arts subject areas from Part A
including
2.1.3.1 a Part A major consisting of 36 senior credit points in a single subject area listed in
Part A of the table of units of study for the Bachelor of Arts or of at least 18 senior credit points
from a Part A subject area combined with no more than 18 senior credit points from units of
study approved by the Dean of Arts for cross-listing with the major, except in the case of
Medieval Studies, Film Studies, European Studies and Asian Studies where the entire major
may be cross-listed, and in such other subject areas as may be approved by the Dean of Arts;
2.1.3.2 no more than 60 senior credit points from the same Arts subject area.
2.1.4 A student may not count a unit of study toward more than one major.
2.1.5 The testamurs for the degrees of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts shall specify
the major(s) completed in order to qualify for the awards.
3. Specially designated streams
3.1 A student may proceed concurrently to the degrees of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor
of Arts, Bachelor of Science (Advanced) and Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
(Advanced Mathematics) and Bachelor of Arts.
3.2 BSc(Advanced)
3.2.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degree in the Advanced stream of the BSc degree, a
student shall complete the requirements for the BSc degree in subsection 2 and in addition,
except with the permission of the Dean:
3.2.1.1 include at least 12 credit points of Intermediate Science units of study at either the
Advanced level or as TSP units;
3.2.1.2 include at least 24 credit points of Senior units of study at the Advanced level or as
TSP units in a single Science subject area; and
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3.2.1.3 maintain in Intermediate and Senior units of study in Science subject areas an average
mark of 65 or greater in each year of enrolment.
3.2.2 Candidates who fail to maintain the required Credit average will be transferred to
candidature for the Bachelor of Science degree in their next year of enrolment with full credit
for the units of study completed in the Advanced stream. Candidates who fail to achieve a
Credit average across all units of study attempted in the year in which they have otherwise
completed the requirements for the degree will be awarded the Bachelor of Science.
3.2.3 Students who have completed at least 48 credit points may be permitted to transfer to
the BSc (Advanced) stream from the BSc or BSc (Advanced Mathematics) if:
3.2.3.1 their mark averaged over all attempted units of study is 75 or greater; and
3.2.3.2 they are able to enrol in the required number of Advanced level units or TSP units.
3.2.4 The testamur for the degree of Bachelor of Science (Advanced) shall specify the
major(s) completed in order to qualify for the award.
3.3 BSc (Advanced Mathematics)
3.3.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degree in the Advanced Mathematics stream of the
BSc degree, a student shall complete the requirements for the BSc degree in subsection 2
and in addition, except with the permission of the Dean:
3.3.1.1 include no more than 48 credit points from junior Science units of study;
3.3.1.2 include at least 12 credit points of intermediate units of study at either the Advanced
level or as TSP units in the Science subject areas of Mathematics and Statistics;
3.3.1.3 include a major in Mathematics, Statistics or Financial Mathematics and Statistics;
3.3.1.4 include at least 48 credit points of senior units of study of which at least 24 are
completed at the Advanced level or as TSP units in the Science subject areas of Mathematics
and Statistics; and
3.3.1.5 maintain in intermediate and senior units of study in Science subject areas an average
mark of 65 or greater in each year of enrolment.
3.3.2 Candidates who fail to maintain the required Credit average will be transferred to
candidature for the Bachelor of Science degree in their next year of enrolment with full credit
for the units of study completed as Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) candidates.
Candidates who fail to achieve a Credit average across all units of study attempted in the year
in which they have otherwise completed the requirements for the degree will be awarded the
Bachelor of Science.
3.3.3 Students who have completed at least 48 credit points may be permitted to transfer to
the BSc (Advanced Mathematics) stream from the BSc or BSc(Advanced) if:
3.3.3.1 their mark averaged over all attempted units of study is 75 or greater; and
3.3.3.2 they are able to enrol in the required number of Advanced level units or TSP units.
4. Honours in Science and Arts
4.1 Students who are qualified to do so may undertake honours courses in either or both
degrees or a joint honours course at the completion of the combined degrees.
4.2 There shall be honours courses in the following Science subject areas:
4.2.1 Agricultural Chemistry
4.2.2 Anatomy and Histology
4.2.3 Biochemistry
4.2.4 Biology
4.2.5 Cell Pathology
4.2.6 Chemistry
4.2.7 Computational Science
4.2.8 Computer Science
4.2.9 Environmental Studies
4.2.10 Geography
4.2.11 Geology
4.2.12 Geophysics
4.2.13 History and Philosophy of Science
4.2.14 Immunology
4.2.15 Information Systems
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4.2.16 Marine Science
4.2.17 Applied Mathematics
4.2.18 Pure Mathematics
4.2.19 Microbiology
4.2.20 Molecular Biotechnology
4.2.21 Pharmacology
4.2.22 Physics
4.2.23 Physiology
4.2.24 Psychology
4.2.25 Soil Science
4.2.26 Mathematical Statistics
4.3 To qualify to enrol in an honours course, students shall:
4.3.1 have qualified for the award of a pass degree;
4.3.2 have completed a minimum of 24 credit points of Senior units of study relating to the
intended honours course;
4.3.3 have achieved either:
4.3.3.1 at least a credit average in 48 credit points in relevant intermediate and senior Science
units of study; or
4.3.3.2 a SCIWAM of at least 65; and
4.3.3.3 satisfy any additional criteria set by the Head of Department concerned.
4.4 Students shall complete the requirements for the honours course full-time over two
consecutive semesters.
4.5 If the Faculty is satisfied that a student is unable to attempt the honours course on a full-
time basis and if the Head of Department concerned so recommends, permission may be
granted to undertake honours half-time over four consecutive semesters.
4.6 To qualify for the award of an honours degree, students shall complete 48 credit points of
honours units of study in the Table of undergraduate units of study, as prescribed by the Head
of Department concerned.
4.7 The grade of honours and the honours mark are determined by performance in the
honours course.
4.8 Honours in the Bachelor of Science may be awarded in four classes as follows:
4.8.1 Class I (mark range: 80 and above)
4.8.2 Class II(1) (mark range: 75-79)
4.8.3 Class II(2) (mark range: 70-74)
4.8.4 Class III (mark range: 65-69)
4.9 A student with an honours mark of 90 or greater in an honours subject area and a
minimum SCIWAM of 80 shall, if deemed to be of sufficient merit by the Dean of Science,
receive a bronze medal.
4.10 A student may not re-attempt an honours course in a single subject area.
4.11 A student who is qualified to enrol in two honours courses may either:
4.11.1 complete the honours courses in the two subject areas separately and in succession; or
4.11.2 complete a joint honours course, equivalent to an honours course in a single subject
area, in the two subject areas. A joint honours course shall comprise such parts of the two
honours courses as may be decided by the Dean of Science.
4.12 There shall be honours courses in the following Arts subject areas:
4.12.1 Ancient History
4.12.2 Social Anthropology
4.12.3 Archaeology
4.12.4 Art History and Theory
4.12.5 Australian Literature
4.12.6 Chinese Studies
4.12.7 Classics
4.12.8 Economics
4.12.9 Education
4.12.10 English
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4.12.11 French Studies
4.12.12 Gender Studies
4.12.13 Germanic Studies
4.12.14 Government and International Relations
4.12.15 Greek (Ancient)
4.12.16 Hebrew (Classical)
4.12.17 History
4.12.18 Indonesian Studies
4.12.19 Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
4.12.20 Italian Studies
4.12.21 Japanese Studies
4.12.22 Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture
4.12.23 Korean Studies
4.12.24 Latin
4.12.25 Linguistics
4.12.26 Medieval Studies
4.12.27 Modern Greek Studies
4.12.28 Music
4.12.29 Performance Studies
4.12.30 Philosophy
4.12.31 Political Economy
4.12.32 Sanskrit
4.12.33 Sociology
4.12.34 Studies in Religion
4.13 To qualify to enrol in an honours course, students shall
4.13.1 have qualified for the award of the pass degree; and
4.13.2 have completed at least 48 senior credit points in the subject area concerned,
completed at an average of credit level, or
4.13.3 have completed the requirements of the Faculties of Economics and Business, and
Education and Social Work, for subject areas listed in Part B of the table of units of study for
the BA, as appropriate; and
4.13.4 have met any other entry requirements as specified in the table of units of study for the
BA, except that the entry requirement must not exceed 64 senior credit points in the subject
area concerned; and
4.13.5 have the written approval of the Chair of department concerned.
4.14 A student who is qualified to enrol in two honours courses may either:
4.14.1 complete the honours courses in the two subject areas separately and in succession, or
4.14.2 complete a joint honours course, equivalent to an honours course in a single subject
area, in the two subject areas. A joint honours course shall comprise such parts of the two
honours courses as may be decided by the Dean of Arts.
4.15 Candidature is normally full-time. Full-time students must complete the requirements over
two consecutive semesters.
4.16 A student may seek permission from the Dean of Arts to undertake the honours course
on a part-time basis. Part-time candidature must not exceed four consecutive semesters.
4.17 A student may seek written permission from the Dean of Arts to suspend candidature.
4.18 Suspension may be granted for a maximum period of one semester.
4.19 In the case of a student being granted suspension the student must not exceed five
consecutive semesters, including the semester of suspension.
4.20 Students resuming the honours course after a period of suspension must advise the
Faculty of Arts office in writing of their intention to re-enrol.
4.21 A student may not:
4.22.1 enrol in any fourth year unit of study without first qualifying for the award of the pass
degree,
4.22.2 be awarded the pass degree while enrolled in final year honours, or
4.22.3 enrol concurrently in a fourth year unit of study and any other course or unit of study,
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4.22.4 enrol in more than two fourth year units per semester.
4.23 Candidates for combined degrees are required to transfer to the single Bachelor of Arts
candidature when enrolled in fourth year units of study.
4.24 To qualify for the award of an honours degree, students shall complete 48 credit points of
honours units of study, comprising four, 12 credit point semester length units of study.
4.25 The grade of honours and the honours mark are determined by performance in the
honours course.
4.26 The award of honours degrees, the level at which they are awarded and the award of the
University Medal shall be determined by the Dean of Arts on the advice of the Faculty Honours
Committee.
4.27 A student with an honours mark of 90 and a meritorious record in previous studies may
be considered by the Dean of Arts on the advice of the Faculty Honours Committee for the
award of the University Medal.
4.28 The testamur for the honours course shall specify the subject area or areas and the
grade of honours, and the medal if awarded. It shall not include majors.
4.29 Students who fail or discontinue - fail final year honours may not re-enrol in it.
Faculty rules
5. Units of study
5.1 The units of study which may be taken for the degrees of Bachelor of Science and
Bachelor of Arts are set out under subject areas in Tables I and VI for the Bachelor of Science
and Table Part A and Part B for the Bachelor of Arts together with:
5.1.1 designation as junior, intermediate (in the case of Science units), senior or Honours, and
where appropriate as Advanced, units of study
5.1.2 credit point values
5.1.3 corequisites/prerequisites/assumed learning/assumed knowledge
5.1.4 the semesters in which they are offered
5.1.5 the units of study with which they are mutually exclusive
5.1.6 units of study in Part A of the table of units available to BA students cannot be cross-
listed to majors in Part B of the table of units of study available to BA students
5.1.7 the faculty responsible for the unit of study; and
5.1.8 any special conditions.
5.2 The Dean may permit a student of exceptional merit who is admitted to the Talented
Student Program to undertake a unit or units of study within the Faculty other than those
specified in Table I.
5.3 Units of study completed at the University of Sydney Summer/Winter School which
correspond to units of study in the table of units of study for the Bachelor of Arts and the
Bachelor of Science may be credited towards the course requirements.
6. Enrolment in more/less than minimum load
6.1 A student may not enrol without first obtaining permission from the Dean in additional units
of study once the combined degree requirements of 240 192 credit points have been satisfied.
6.2 Students may enrol on either a full-time or part-time basis.
7. Cross-institutional enrolment
7.1 Provided that permission has been obtained in advance, the Dean may permit a student to
complete a unit of study at another institution and have that unit credited to his/her course
requirements provided that either
7.1.1 the unit of study content is material not taught in any corresponding unit of study in the
University; or
7.1.2 the student is unable for good reason to attend a corresponding unit of study at the
University.
8. Restrictions on enrolment
8.1 Units of study in subject areas in the Faculty of Arts which are restricted to a specific
degree are as follows:
8.1.1 Bachelor of Arts Informatics - units of study with the prefix ARIN except ARIN2100 Web
Tools available to Bachelor of Arts with departmental permission and ARIN3000
Technocultures available to Bachelor of Arts.
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8.1.2 Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) - units of study with the prefix MECO
8.1.3 Bachelor of Social Sciences - units of study with the prefix SSCI
8.1.4 Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) (Honours), Bachelor of Arts
(Languages) (Honours), Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) (Honours), Bachelor of
Informatics (Honours), Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) - Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
(Honours) all Fourth Year Honours units (4000 units)
8.1.5 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws - units of study with the prefix LAWS
8.1.6 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree - units of study with the prefix SLSS
8.2 A student may not enrol in a language based unit of study, if, in the opinion of the Chair of
the department involved, on the advice of the teacher of the unit, the student's linguistic
knowledge or competence would unfairly advantage them over other students in the unit. If
enrolment has already taken place, the Dean may direct that the student be withdrawn without
penalty from the unit.
8.3 A candidate may not count a particular unit of study more than once towards the degrees
or count two units of study which overlap substantially in content.
8.4 Units of study which overlap substantially in content are noted in the Tables of
undergraduate units of study. Such units of study are mutually exclusive and no more than
one of the overlapping units of study may be counted towards meeting the combined course
requirements.
8.5 A candidate may not enrol in units of study having a total value of more than 30 credit
points in a semester.
9. Time limits
9.1 A candidate must complete all the requirements for the award of the degrees within ten
calendar years of admission to candidature or readmission without credit. If a candidate is
readmitted with credit, the Faculty will determine a reduced time limit for completion of the
degrees.
10. Repeating a unit of study
10.1 Where a student enrols in a unit of study which is the same as, or has a substantial
amount in common with, a unit of study previously attempted but not completed at the grade of
Pass or better, the Head of Department concerned may exempt the student from certain
requirements of the unit of study if satisfied that the relevant competence has been
demonstrated.
10.2 A student may not enrol in a unit of study which they have completed previously with a
grade of Pass or better.
11. Discontinuation of enrolment
11.1 Students may abandon the combined degree course and elect to complete either a
Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in accordance with the resolutions governing these
degrees.
11.2 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
admission to the course and be subject to admission requirements pertaining at that time.
12. Suspension of candidature
12.1 A student may seek written permission from the Dean to suspend candidature in the
combined course. Suspension may be granted for a maximum period of one year on any one
application.
13. Re-enrolment after an absence
13.1 A student who intends 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.
14. Satisfactory progress
14.1 If a student fails or discontinues enrolment in one unit of study twice, a warning will be
issued that if the unit is failed a third time, the student may be asked to show good cause why
he or she should be allowed to re-enrol in that unit of study.
15. Assessment policy
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15.1 Students may be tested by written and oral examinations, exercises, essays or practical
work or any combination of these as the Faculty may determine.
15.2 Where a unit of study is offered at different levels of difficulty, the performance of
students will be matched so that a grade obtained at one level indicates a quality of work
comparable with that required for the same grade at the other level(s).
15.3 Heads of Department may arrange for further testing in cases of special consideration, in
accordance with Academic Board policy governing illness and misadventure.
16. Credit Transfer Policy
16.1 Credit will not be granted for units of study completed more than 10 years prior to
application, except with the permission of the Dean.
16.2 Credit may be granted as specific credit if the unit of study is considered to be directly
equivalent to a unit of study in Table I or as non-specific credit.
16.3 The total amount of credit granted may not be greater than 96 credit points and may not
include more than 48 credit points of units of study from other degrees for which credit is
maintained or a degree has been conferred.
16.4 All students, notwithstanding any credit transfer, must complete at least 24 credit points
of Senior Science units of study towards a major taken at the University of Sydney.
17. Candidates enrolled before 2010
17.1 These Resolutions apply to all candidates for the degrees enrolling in units of study after
1 January, 2006. These resolutions apply to all candidates for the degree enrolling in units of
study after 1 January 2010.
17.1.1 Pre 2006, pre 2010 and 2010 onwards resolutions are all operating
17.1.2 With the permission of the Faculty of Science candidates who first enrolled for the
degrees prior to 2006 and have not had a period of suspension or exclusion may until 31
March 2013 choose to qualify for the degrees under the pre 2006 resolutions
17.1.3 With the permission of the Faculty of Science candidates who first enrolled for the
degrees as part time candidates prior to 2006 and have not had a period of suspension or
exclusion may until 31 March 2015 choose to qualify for the degrees under the pre 2006
resolutions
17.1.4 With the permission of the Faculty of Science candidates who first enrolled for the
degrees after 2006 and before 2010 and have not had a period of suspension or exclusion
may until 31 March 2013 choose to qualify for the degrees under the pre 2010 resolutions
17.1.5 With the permission of the Faculty of Science candidates who first enrolled for the
degrees as part time candidates after 2006 and before 2010 and have not had a period of
suspension or exclusion may until 31 March 2015 choose to qualify for the degrees under the
pre 2010 resolutions
17.2 With the permission of the Faculty of Science, candidates who first enrolled for the
degrees prior to 2006 and have not had a period of suspension or exclusion may until 31
March 2009 choose to qualify for the degrees under the old resolutions.
17.3 With the permission of the Faculty of Science, candidates who first enrolled for the
degrees as part-time candidates prior to 2006 and have not had a period of suspension or
exclusion may until 31 March 2011 choose to qualify for the degrees under the old resolutions.
18. Glossary for the BSc/BA
18.1 Completion of a unit of study means that the assessment requirements have been
satisfied and a grade of Pass or better has been achieved.
18.2 Junior unit of study is a 1000 or first-year stage unit. Its prerequisites or assumed
knowledge are non-tertiary qualifications and corequisites are other Junior units of study
18.3 Intermediate unit of study is a 2000 or second-year stage unit. Its prerequisites or
assumed knowledge are Junior or Intermediate units of study and corequisites are other
Intermediate units of study. (Specific to the Faculty of Science).
18.4 Senior unit of study is a 3000 or third-year stage unit. Its prerequisites or assumed
knowledge are Junior, Intermediate or Senior units of study and corequisites are other Senior
units of study. (Specific to the Faculty of Science.) A Senior Arts unit of study is a 2000 or
3000 level unit of study. (Specific to the Faculty of Arts.)
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18.5 Honours unit of study is a 4000 or fourth-year stage unit offered within an honours
course.
18.6 Advanced unit of study is a unit which generally parallels a normal unit of study but which
provides added breadth of material and/or sophistication of approach.
18.7 Major in the BSc normally requires the completion of a minimum of 24 credit points of
Senior units of study in one Science area, including any units of study specified in the Table of
undergraduate units of study as compulsory for that major. A student may not count a unit of
study toward more than one major. (A major in Psychology requires 48 credit points of
Intermediate and Senior Psychology units of study including PSYC(2111 or 2011),
PSYC(2112 or 2012), PSYC(2113 or 2013) and PSYC(2114 or 2014). No other Intermediate
Psychology units can be counted towards the major).
18.8 Major in the Faculty of Arts is normally 36 credit points from Senior units of study in an
Arts subject area.
18.9 Major in the Faculty of Economics and Business is usually a three year sequence of
study (in some cases a two year sequence) in a particular Economics and Business subject
area.
18.10 Major in the Faculty of Education is 36 credit points from Senior units of study in the
subject area of Education.
18.9 Dean means the Dean of Science.
18.10 Faculty means the Faculty of Science.
18.11 Science subject area means a defined field of study in science.
18.12 Degrees means the degrees of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts.
18.13 Requirements means coursework requirements for the award of the degree of Bachelor
of Science or Bachelor of Arts.
18.14 Student means a person enrolled as a candidate for the degrees of Bachelor of Science
and Bachelor of Arts.
18.15 TSP means the Talented Student Program in the Faculty of Science.
18.16 SCIWAM means the weighted average mark calculated by the Faculty from the results
for all Intermediate and Senior units of study with a weighting of 2 for Intermediate units and 3
for Senior units.
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Minor Course Amendment Proposal

Faculty/Board of Studies: Engineering and Information Technologies

Contact person: Dr Doug Auld
      Associate Dean Undergraduate
      Engineering and IT


1.     Name of award course
       Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Medical Science


2.     Purpose of proposal
       This change in resolutions is to allow better alignment of the Junior Chemistry
       requirements of the combined degree BE/BMedSc with the standard Science faculty
       requirements for BMedSc.

3.     Details of amendment

The modification of the combined degree resolutions is as follows.

Combined degree resolutions Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Medical Science
(BE/BMedSc)

The following paragraph is to be removed,
        3.1.2 at least 24 credit points from junior Science units of study (which may be
        common with those of 3.1.1, but including CHEM1101, CHEM1102 Chemistry 1A,1B,
        MBLG1001 Introductory Molecular Biology & Genetics and 12 credit points of
        Mathematics);

And replaced by

       3.1.2 at least 24 credit points from junior Science units of study (which may be
       common with those of 3.1.1, but including 12 cp of Junior Chemistry, MBLG1001
       Introductory Molecular Biology & Genetics and 12 credit points of Mathematics);


       See attachment for complete resolutions.

4.     Transitional arrangements
       As this is broadening the 1st year Chemistry requirements there are no transitional
       arrangements required.



5.     Signature of Dean
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                           Amendment to Resolutions of Faculty

Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Medical Science
The Resolutions of Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Medical
Science in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and the Faculty of
Science are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows (additions indicated by
underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Medical Science
0.1 Combined degree course rules
1. Requirements of the BE/BMedSc
1.1 A student may proceed concurrently to the degrees of Bachelor of Medical Science, and
Bachelor of Engineering.
1.1 To qualify for the award of the BE/BMedSc combined degree a student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 240 credit points; and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
1.2 Admission, progression and assessment criteria apply and are described in the resolutions
for the BE specialisations shown in the relevant section of the faculty handbook.
1.3 Students will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technologies for administrative matters.
1.4 The Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies shall
jointly exercise authority in any academic matter concerning the combined course not
otherwise dealt with in these Resolutions.
2. Specialisations, streams and majors
2.1 The combined award course, BE/BMedSc, will be awarded in all of the Engineering
specialisations that are available for the BE degree and all majors as are applicable under the
resolutions of the Faculty of Science.
3. Requirements for the BE/BMedSc Pass degree
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Pass degrees a student shall complete units of study having
a total value of at least 240 credit points including:
3.1.1 Units of study as prescribed in the tables of BE specialisation requirements for the
specialisation that the student is pursuing;
3.1.2 at least 24 credit points from junior Science units of study (which may be common with
those of 3.1.1, but including CHEM1101, CHEM1102 Chemistry 1A,1B, MBLG1001
Introductory Molecular Biology & Genetics and 12 credit points of Mathematics);
3.1.2 at least 24 credit points from junior Science units of study (which may be common with
those of 3.1.1, but including 12 cp of Junior Chemistry, MBLG1001 Introductory Molecular
Biology & Genetics and 12 credit points of Mathematics);
3.1.3 48 credit points of Intermediate core units of study as listed in Table IV of the Science
Faculty Handbook of units of study for the BMedSc;
3.1.4 at least 24 credit points of Senior units of study taken from the subject areas of
Anatomy/Histology, Biology (Genetics), Biochemistry, Cell Pathology, Immunology, Infectious
Diseases, Microbiology, Pharmacology and Physiology;
4. Requirements for the Honours degree
4.1 BE with Honours
4.1.2 On completion of the requirements for the combined degrees, a student may qualify for
the award of BE degree with Honours in accordance with the requirements set out in the
Resolutions of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies relating to the BE
degree.
4.2 BMedSc with Honours
4.2.1 On completion of the requirements for the combined degrees, a student may be qualified
to enrol in Honours in the Bachelor of Medical Science.
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4.2.2 To qualify for the award of the BMedSc with Honours, a student must complete
successfully an additional year of study (the Honours year), as specified in the Faculty of
Science Handbook.
5. Units of study
5.1 Units of study must be selected as shown in the Engineering specialisation tables for the
core components of the chosen Engineering specialisation and as specified for the MedSc
component in clause 3.1 above.
5.2 Units from the Science Faculty must be chosen as shown in the Science Faculty
Handbook to meet requirements of a Science major.
5.3 The faculty Resolutions (which are reproduced in the Engineering and Information
Technologies and Science Handbooks, as the case may be) specify:
5.3.1 credit point values;
5.3.2 corequisites/prerequisites/assumed learning/ assumed knowledge; and
5.3.3 any special conditions.
6. Students may at any stage abandon the combined degree course and elect to complete
either a BMedSc or a BE in accordance with the resolutions governing those degrees.
7. Resolutions covering admission, enrolment restrictions, progression requirements,
satisfactory progress, cross-institutional study and assessment criteria for the combined
degree are equivalent to those for the BE degree and specialisations, as shown in the faculty
handbook.
8. The Deans of the Faculties of Engineering and Information Technologies and Science shall
jointly exercise authority in any matter concerning the combined degrees not otherwise dealt
with in these resolutions.
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Proposal for Academic Development
Notification of faculty variation or approval

Faculty/Board of Studies: Faculty of Law

Contact person: Dr Fiona Burns, Associate Dean (Undergraduate)

1.     Name of award course
       Various undergraduate courses

2.     Purpose of proposal
       To make minor changes to existing units of study and amend Faculty resolutions
       accordingly

3.     Details of amendment

       At its meeting held on 3 March 2009 the Faculty Board resolved to:

       .1 approve the following amendments to Faculty Resolutions as contained in the 2009
       Faculty Handbook:

               Page 43 Bachelor of Laws

               Elective units of study

               Replace the existing elective unit of study table with the following table which
               reflects the change from 8 credit points to 6 credit points:

     Unit of Study                               Pre/co-requisite
     Part 1
     Advanced Commercial Law                     P: Contracts; Equity; Introduction to Property
                                                 and Commercial Law; Corporations Law
     Advanced Constitutional Law                 P: Public Law. C: Federal Constitutional Law
     Advanced Contracts                          P: Contracts; Equity
     Advanced Corporate Law                      P: Corporate Law
     Advanced Environmental Law                  P: Environmental Law. C: Administrative Law
     Advanced Evidence                           P: Evidence or Litigation
     Advanced Family Law                         P: Family Law
     Advanced Public International Law           P: International Law
     Animal Law
     Anti-Discrimination Law
     Banking and Financial Instruments           P: Contracts; Equity; Real Property
     Bioethics and the Law
     Biosciences and the Criminal Law            P: Criminal Law
     Business Taxation                           P: Personal Taxation
     Commercial Dispute Resolution
     Commercial Land Law                         P: Real Property
     Comparative Constitutional Law:             P: Public Law; Federal Constitutional Law
     Australia and the United States
     Competition Law
     Contemporary Issues in Health Law
     Conveyancing                                P: Real Property
     IP: Copyright, Design and Patents
     Corporate and Securities Regulation         P: Corporations Law
     Criminal Law Reform                         P: Criminal Law; Civil and Criminal
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                                                 Procedure
    Criminology
    Death and Inheritance Law
    Defamation and Privacy
    Dispute Resolution
    Environmental Law                            C: Administrative Law
    External Placement Program
    Family Law
    Gender and Constitutional-Making             P: Federal Constitutional Law
    Independent Research Project
    International Commercial Arbitration         P: Contracts
    International Economic Law                   P: International Law
    International Law of War, Crime and          P: International Law
    Terror
    Issues in Property Law                       P: Real Property
    Interpretation                               P: Public Law; Contracts
    Japanese Law
    Jessup International Law Moot                P: International Law
    Labour Law                                   P: Contracts; Federal Constitutional Law
    Law of Work                                  P: Labour Law
    Media, Contempt and Open Justice
    Medical Law
    Migration Law                                P: Administrative Law; Public Law; Federal
                                                 Constitutional Law. C: Administrative Law
    Personal Taxation
    Policing, Crime and Society
    Poverty and Social Security Law
    Private International Law
    Refugees and Forced Migration                P: Administrative Law; Public Law; Federal
                                                 Constitutional Law. C: Administrative Law;
                                                 International Law; Migration Law
    Roman Law
    Seminar*
    Sports Law
    State Constitutional Law                     P: Public Law; Federal Constitutional Law
    Sydney Law Review
    The Constitution and the Crown               P: Public Law; Federal Constitutional Law
    High Court of Australia                      P: Public Law; Federal Constitutional Law
    IP: Trade Marks and Passing Off

    Part 2
    Constitutional Theory
    International and Comparative
    Jurisprudence
    Law and Economics
    Philosophy of Law
    Right Morality and Law
    Seminar*
    Sociological Theories of Law
    Theories of Justice
    Theories of Law
    Theories of Legal Reasoning
    Theories of Obedience
    *Seminar (Seminar units may be offered with the approval of the Pro-Dean to bring
    together research interests of staff and students, or to permit a visiting staff member to
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     teach in their area of expertise.


        .2 report the Faculty’s decision to the Undergraduate Studies Committee; and

        .3 update the 2010 Faculty Handbook accordingly.

4.      Transitional arrangements
        Nil

5.      Other relevant information
        Nil

6.      Signature of Dean




        Professor Gillian Triggs
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Minor Course Amendment Proposal

Faculty/Board of Studies: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Contact person: Adrienne Sach

1.     Name of award course
       Bachelor of Music
       Bachelor of Music Studies
       Bachelor of Music Studies/Bachelor of Arts

2.     Purpose of proposal
       To advise the Undergraduate Studies Committee of a change of code for the Unit of
       Study MUED1002 Music Technology to CMPN1302 Music Technology.


3.     Details of amendment
       Changing the prefix alpha code will allow this unit to be appropriately lodged within the
       correct Conservatorium Unit; Composition and Music Technology. Staff from this area
       coordinate and teach this unit entirely.
       Content of the unit will remain the same.


4.     Transitional arrangements
       N/A


5.     Other relevant information


6.     Signature of Dean
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Minor Course Amendment Proposal

Faculty/Board of Studies: Sydney Conservatorium

Contact person: Adrienne Sach

1.     Name of award course
       Bachelor of Music
       Bachelor of Music Studies
       Bachelor of Music Studies/Bachelor of Arts


2.     Purpose of proposal
       To advise the Undergraduate Studies Committee of the adoption of new units of study:

       MUSC2672 A CERTAIN BEAT: AUSTRALIAN POPULAR MUSIC
       MUSC2673 FIRST NIGHTS: MUSICAL PREMIERES
       MUSC3622 MUSICAL ALCHEMY
       MUSC2674 PUTTING IT TOGETHER: THE HISTORY OF THE MUSICAL

3.     Details of amendment
       These new units of study are electives, and do not require specific music prerequisites.
       They can therefore be taken by most undergraduate students as an elective unit, and
       can also be undertaken as part of a Music Major within any Bachelor of Arts degree.
       They will be replacing the following retired units:

       MUSC2671 SONGS & SYMPHONIES OF GUSTAV MAHLER
       MUSC3607 TOPICS IN ABORIGINAL MUSIC AND DANCE
       MUSC2692 DISSONANCE AND DESIRE
       MUSC3606 TOPICS IN ASIAN MUSIC


4.     Transitional arrangements

       N/A


5.     Other relevant information


6.     Signature of Dean
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Minor Course Amendment Proposal

Faculty/Board of Studies: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Contact person: Adrienne Sach

1.     Name of award course

       Bachelor of Music (Music Education)

2.     Purpose of proposal
       To advise the Undergraduate Studies Committee of the reinstatement of the unit of
       study: MUED4002 Technology in Music Education to the new BMus(MusEd) degree
       QH011. MUED4002 will replace the current requirement of MUED1002 Music
       Technology.

3.     Details of amendment
       As ICT is a mandated area for NSW Institute of Teachers accreditation, those
       preparing to be teachers need a learning and teaching focus when studying music
       technology. By providing Music Education students with a separate technology UOS
       (as in the old degree), the conservatorium can better cater for the needs of these
       students in the area of ICT and music technology.

       The unit of study MUED4002 Technology in Music Education is still in FlexSIS and
       currently on offer to those students enrolled in the old BMus (Music Education) QH004
       degree.

       Changes to Faculty Resolutions for post-2008 Undergraduate degrees:
       Table 4 – BMus(MusEd)
        Area         Min cps     Minimum level of achievement
        Teaching     81          Professional & Social issues in Music Ed; Professional
        Music/Music 84           Experience; Technology in Music Education
        Education
        Music Skills 27          Jazz Music Skills 4 (students taking Jazz as Principal
                     24          Study only) or Harmony and Analysis 4 and Aural
                                 Perception 4; Music Technology


4.     Transitional arrangements
       N/A

5.     Other relevant information


6.     Signature of Dean
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Minor Course Amendment Proposal

Faculty/Board of Studies: Sydney Conservatorium

Contact person: Adrienne Sach

1.     Name of award course

       Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance)

2.     Purpose of proposal
       To advise the Undergraduate Studies Committee of the adoption of the following new
       unit of study:

       JAZZ3618 JAZZ TRANSCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS

3.     Details of amendment
       This new (6 credit point) unit of study will be replacing two (3 credit point) units
       JAZZ3018 Jazz Transcription and Analysis 1 and JAZZ3019 Jazz Transcription and
       Analysis 2. The new six credit point unit is a synthesis of these two units and can now
       be taught in a concentrated manner across one semester.

4.     Transitional arrangements

       The old 3 credit point units will be phased out from 2010. The new 6 credit point course
       will be available to both old [BMus (Jazz) QH006] and new [BMus (Jazz) QH013]
       degree enrolments.

5.     Other relevant information


6.     Signature of Dean
Academic Board agenda                              9. Report of the Undergraduate Studies Committee
27 May 2009                                                                      Page D75

      SEM 1                  SEM 2                    SEM 3                       SEM 4




Minor Course Amendment Proposal

Faculty/Board of Studies: Sydney Conservatorium

Contact person: Adrienne Sach

1.     Name of award course

       Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance)

2.     Purpose of proposal
       To advise the Undergraduate Studies Committee of changes to the BMus Jazz degree
       structure from 2010.
       Jazz Improvisation is a large part of training within the Jazz Studies degree, and has
       always been an inclusive element of Principal Study. Current workload for jazz
       students in Principal Study is over 6 hours/week, this includes one-to-one lessons,
       concert practice, sectional tutorials and improvisation classes. In recognition of a more
       realistic student workload within these Principal Study units, the Faculty proposes to
       remove the 2 hour improvisation class from them and introduce a separate three-credit
       point Improvisation unit per semester as a co-requisite of Principal Study. This will also
       result in students being able to refer to more detailed results in their transcripts, and
       better management of teaching resources across the Faculty.

3.     Details of amendment

       JAZZ1006 Jazz Improvisation 1
       JAZZ1007 Jazz Improvisation 2
       JAZZ2006 Jazz Improvisation 3
       JAZZ2007 Jazz Improvisation 4
       JAZZ3006 Jazz Improvisation 5
       JAZZ3007 Jazz Improvisation 6
       JAZZ4006 Jazz Improvisation 7
       JAZZ4007 Jazz Improvisation 8

       The above units of study already exist in FlexSIS and need minor amendments to
       make   them     co-requisites  for    the   equivalent  Principal Study  units
       JAZZ1601/1602/2603/2604/4605/3606/4607/4608 Jazz Performance 1 – 8.

       A typical enrolment pattern for Bachelor of Music (Perf), Jazz Studies would be
       included in the Course information for Undergraduate Degrees chapter in the 2010
       Faculty handbook:
Academic Board agenda                            9. Report of the Undergraduate Studies Committee
27 May 2009                                                                    Page D76
      Jazz Perf 1             Jazz Perf 2           Jazz Perf 3                 Jazz Perf 4
      6                       6                     6                           6
      Music Skills 1          Music Skills 2        Music Skills 3              Music Skills 4
      6                       6                     6                           6
      Jazz Ensemble 1         Jazz Ensemble 2       Jazz Ensemble 3             Jazz Ensemble 4
      6                       6                     6                           6
      Jazz Impro 1            Jazz Impro 2          Jazz Impro 3                Jazz Impro 4
      3                       3                     3                           3
      Jazz History A          Jazz History B        HACS                        HACS
      3                       3                     3                           3

      SEM 5                   SEM 6                 SEM 7                       SEM 8
      Jazz Perf 5             Jazz Perf 6           Jazz Perf 7                 Jazz Perf 8
      6                       6                     6                           6
      Jazz Ensemble 5         Jazz Ensemble 6       Jazz Perf 7 (Adv)           Jazz Perf 8 (Adv)
      6                       6                     6                           6
      Jazz Impro 5            Jazz Impro 6          Jazz Ensemble 7             Jazz Ensemble 7
      3                       3                     6                           6
      Free Choice             Trans &Analysis       Jazz Impro 7                Jazz Impro 8
      3                       6                     3                           3
      Music Tech/FC           Jazz History 4        Jazz Pedagogy/Ed            Free Choice
      3                       3                     3                           3
      Jazz History 3
      3



       Changes to Faculty Resolutions for post-2008 Undergraduate degrees:
       Table 1 – BMus(Performance)

        Area            Min cps   Minimum level of achievement
        Studies in      18        Should include at least 12 credit points in Foundation
        the History               Units. Jazz students should take a further 6 credit
        and                       points in Jazz Transcription and Analysis. 18 credit
        Analysis of               points in of Jazz History Foundation Units.
        Music

       Core Requirements for BMus(Perf)
       Core History and Analysis of Music requirements for Jazz students are met with Jazz
       History (12 credit points) plus Jazz Transcription and Analysis (6 credit points).
       All other core requirements remain the same and are fulfilled.


4.     Transitional arrangements

       This new degree structure will apply only to new enrolments from 2010 onwards and
       will not affect continuing students.

5.     Other relevant information


6.     Signature of Dean
                                                                               APPENDIX E
                                                                                  Page E1

                                                                      AGENDA ITEM 10
                                              Report of the Graduate Studies Committee

10.2 Report of the Graduate Studies Committee meeting held on 13 May 2009
The Committee met on 13 May 2009 when there were present: The Chair (Associate
Professor P McCallum) presiding, Professors C Baldock, R Cumming, R Magnusson and G
Murray, Associate Professors F Dehghani and A Mitchell, Drs D Field, J Hanrahan, A
Marshall, K Nelson, P Sinclair and R Walker, and Ms R Kumar, Mr C Riley (for Mr P Ball) and
Mr B Shelton. Professors A Conigrave and K Mohamed, Associate Professors M Allman-
Farinelli and A Barrett, Drs H McKenzie, H O’Connor, M Rawsthorne and S Shawleshwarkar
and Ms M Kemmis and Ms M Symons were in attendance.

10.2.1 Proposals for new and amended postgraduate courses
       10.2.1.1 Faculty of Arts: Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia
                 Pacific Regional program)                                       pages E10-E15
                 The Faculty of Arts is proposing to introduce the Master of Human Rights
                 and Democratisation (Asia Pacific Regional program). The degree will
                 fulfil the contract that the University of Sydney has signed with the
                 European Commission pursuant to the University of Sydney being
                 awarded a grant to establish a regional Master’s program in Human
                 Rights and Democratisation. This Master’s program will constitute the first
                 regional program in Asia-Pacific and will provide postgraduate education
                 and training for students across the region with a view to substantially
                 improving the human capacity in this field. The degree will be
                 cooperatively taught and awarded by a consortium of Universities in the
                 region, with the University of Sydney as the lead institution.

                  Full details of the proposal are available in the agenda on the Committee’s
                  website at:
                  http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agendas.
                  shtml

                  Recommendation
                  That the Academic Board
                  (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Arts to introduce the
                          Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific
                          Regional program);
                  (2)     recommend that Senate:
                          (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
                          (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
                                 related to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
                                 Faculty of Arts; and
                          (c)    approve the introduction of the Resolutions of Senate
                                 related to the course;
                  (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
                  with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the reports presented.

       10.2.1.2   Faculty of Education and Social Work: Graduate Certificate in
                  Human and Community Services, Graduate Certificate in Mental
                  Health Policy and Practice, Graduate Certificate in Social Work:
                  Professional Practice Supervision and Graduate Certificate in Social
                  Work: Dying, Death and Palliative Care                        pages E16-E27
                  The Faculty of Education and Social Work is proposing to introduce the
                  generic Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services, and to
                  delete the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Policy and Practice,
                  Graduate Certificate in Social Work: Professional Practice Supervision
                  and the Graduate Certificate in Social Work: Dying, Death and Palliative
                  Care.
Academic Board agenda                                 10. Report of the Graduate Studies Committee
27 May 2009                                                                       Page E2

                   Full details of the proposal are available in the agenda on the Committee’s
                   website at:
                   http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agendas.
                   shtml

                   Recommendation
                   That the Academic Board
                   (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Education and Social
                           Work to introduce the Graduate Certificate in Human and
                           Community Services and delete the Graduate Certificate in Mental
                           Health Policy and Practice, Graduate Certificate in Social Work:
                           Professional Practice Supervision and Graduate Certificate in
                           Social Work: Dying, Death and Palliative Care;
                   (2)     recommend that Senate:
                           (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
                           (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
                                  related to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
                                  Faculty of Education and Social Work; and
                           (c)    approve the introduction of the Resolutions of Senate
                                  relating to the Graduate Certificate in Human and
                                  Community Services and the rescission of the Resolutions
                                  of Senate related to the Graduate Certificate in Mental
                                  Health Policy and Practice;
                   (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the courses;
                   with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the reports presented.

       10.2.1.3    Faculty of Health Sciences and Science: Bachelor of Applied
                   Science (Exercise and Sport Science)/Master of Nutrition and
                   Dietetics                                             pages E28-E33, E60-E62
                   The Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science are proposing
                   to introduce the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport
                   Science)/Master of Nutrition and Dietetics combined degree. This course
                   will replace the recently deleted Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise
                   and Sport Science)/Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) degree.

                   Full details of the proposal are available in the agenda on the Committee’s
                   website at:
                   http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agendas.
                   shtml

                   Recommendation
                   That the Academic Board
                   (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Health Sciences and the
                           Faculty of Science to introduce the Bachelor of Applied Science
                           (Exercise and Sport Science)/Master of Nutrition and Dietetics;
                   (2)     recommend that Senate:
                           (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
                           (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
                                  related to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
                                  Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science; and
                           (c)    approve the introduction of the Resolutions of Senate
                                  related to the courses;
                   (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
                   with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the reports presented.
Academic Board agenda                               10. Report of the Graduate Studies Committee
27 May 2009                                                                     Page E3
       10.2.1.4    Faculty of Medicine
                   (1)    Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Biotechnology) and
                          Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Clinical Ethics)
                                                                pages E34-E36, E57-E59, E64-E70
                          The Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Science are proposing to
                          delete two existing streams in the Graduate Certificate in
                          Bioethics: Biotechnology and Clinical Ethics. The units of study for
                          both streams will remain available via the remaining postgraduate
                          Bioethics course, such as the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics and
                          Master of Bioethics.

                         Full details of the proposal are available in the agenda on the
                         Committee’s website at:
                         http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_ag
                         endas.shtml

                         Recommendation
                         That the Academic Board
                         (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of Medicine and the
                                Faculty of Science to delete the Graduate Certificate in
                                Bioethics (Biotechnology) and the Graduate Certificate in
                                Bioethics (Clinical Ethics);
                         (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the
                                       proposal;
                                (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions of
                                       Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                                       Certificates in the Faculty of Medicine and the
                                       Faculty of Science; and
                                (c)    approve the rescission of the Resolutions of Senate
                                       related to the courses;
                         (3)    approve the deletion of the faculty resolutions relating to
                                the courses;
                         with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the reports
                         presented.

                   (2)   Master of Public Health (Professional Practice)         pages E34- E41
                         The Faculty of Medicine is proposing to introduce the Master of
                         Public Health (Professional Practice). The new course will provide
                         high performing students in the Master of Public Health with the
                         opportunity to include a practice placement or internship in their
                         course experience. This new degree will comprise 60 credit points
                         and be completed over three semesters.

                         Full details of the proposal are available in the agenda on the
                         Committee’s website at:
                         http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_ag
                         endas.shtml

                         Recommendation
                         That the Academic Board
                         (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of Medicine to
                                introduce the Master of Public Health (Professional
                                Practice);
                         (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the
                                       proposal;
Academic Board agenda                                10. Report of the Graduate Studies Committee
27 May 2009                                                                      Page E4
                                 (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions of
                                        Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                                        Certificates in the Faculty of Medicine; and
                                (c)     approve the introduction of the Resolutions of
                                        Senate related to the course;
                          (3)    approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
                          with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the reports
                          presented.

                   (3)    Doctor of Clinical Surgery                         pages E34-E36, E42-F45
                          The Faculty of Medicine is proposing to introduce the Doctor of
                          Clinical Surgery. The Doctorate in Clinical Surgery is designed to
                          provide the University of Sydney an opportunity to contribute to
                          surgical specialist training by providing a set of rigorous academic
                          standards for the cognitive components of the surgical specialist
                          training programme and to offer a value add through the addition
                          of management, research, education and public health subjects
                          which prepare the practicing surgeon for the challenges of modern
                          surgical practice. Training of surgeons currently occurs in
                          University of Sydney affiliated clinical schools and hospitals and is
                          conducted by University of Sydney surgical academics and
                          affiliates who also act as examiners; all under the auspices of the
                          Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. The Doctorate of Clinical
                          Surgery standardises and formalises the contribution by the
                          University and aims to produce surgical leaders with attitudes and
                          skills that allow them to meet the challenges of modern surgical
                          specialist practice. Furthermore, completion of the course of study
                          in the Doctorate allows students to develop research skills which
                          equip them to plan an academic career.

                          Full details of the proposal are available in the agenda on the
                          Committee’s website at:
                          http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_ag
                          endas.shtml

                          Recommendation
                          That the Academic Board
                          (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of Medicine to
                                 introduce the Doctor of Clinical Surgery;
                          (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                 (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the
                                        proposal;
                                 (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions of
                                        Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                                        Certificates in the Faculty of Medicine; and
                                 (c)    approve the introduction of the Resolutions of
                                        Senate related to the course;
                          (3)    approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
                          with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the reports
                          presented.

       10.2.1.5    Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
                   (1)    Master of Clinical Trials Research, Master of Nursing (Nurse
                          Practitioner) and Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research
                                                                                     pages E46-E56
                          The Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery is proposing to introduce the
                          Master of Clinical Trials Research, the Master of Nursing (Nurse
                          Practitioner) and the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research.
Academic Board agenda                               10. Report of the Graduate Studies Committee
27 May 2009                                                                     Page E5
                         The two areas (Clinical Trial Research and Nurse Practitioner)
                         have both been identified at state and federal level as areas of
                         growth in the field of nursing.

                         Full details of the proposal are available in the agenda on the
                         Committee’s website at:
                         http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_ag
                         endas.shtml

                         Recommendation
                         That the Academic Board
                         (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of Nursing and
                                Midwifery to introduce the Master of Clinical Trials
                                Research, the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) and
                                the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research;
                         (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the
                                       proposal;
                                (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions of
                                       Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                                       Certificates in the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery;
                                       and
                                (c)    approve the introduction of the Resolutions of
                                       Senate related to the courses;
                         (3)    approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
                         with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the reports
                         presented.

                   (2)   Master of Cancer and Haematology Nursing, Graduate
                         Diploma in Cancer and Haematology Nursing and Graduate
                         Certificate in Cancer and Haematology Nursing           pages E46-E46
                         The Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery is proposing to rename the
                         Master of Cancer Nursing, and the related graduate diploma and
                         graduate certificate, as the Master of Cancer and Haematology
                         Nursing. This change in name reflects the breadth of practice
                         within this specialised area of nursing.

                         Full details of the proposal are available in the agenda on the
                         Committee’s website at:
                         http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_ag
                         endas.shtml

                         Recommendation
                         That the Academic Board
                         (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of Nursing and
                                Midwifery to rename the Master of Cancer Nursing, the
                                Graduate Diploma in Cancer Nursing and the Graduate
                                Certificate in Cancer Nursing as the Master of Cancer and
                                Haematology Nursing, the Graduate Diploma in Cancer
                                and Haematology Nursing and the Graduate Certificate in
                                Cancer and Haematology Nursing;
                         (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the
                                        proposal; and
                                (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions of
                                        Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                                        Certificates in the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
                                        and related to the courses;
Academic Board agenda                               10. Report of the Graduate Studies Committee
27 May 2009                                                                     Page E6
                         (3)    approve the faculty requirements relating to the courses;
                         with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the reports
                         presented.

                   (3)   Master of Clinical Nursing, Master of Emergency Nursing,
                         Master of Intensive Care Nursing, Master of Mental Health
                         Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing, Graduate
                         Diploma in Emergency Nursing, Graduate Diploma in
                         Intensive Care Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Mental Health
                         Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing, Graduate
                         Certificate in Emergency Nursing, Graduate Certificate in
                         Intensive Care Nursing and Graduate Certificate in Mental
                         Health Nursing                                           pages E46-E56
                         The Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery is proposing to amend the
                         Master of Clinical Nursing, Master of Emergency Nursing, Master
                         of Intensive Care Nursing, Master of Mental Health Nursing,
                         Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing, Graduate Diploma in
                         Emergency Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing,
                         Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing, Graduate Certificate
                         in Clinical Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing,
                         Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing and Graduate
                         Certificate in Mental Health Nursing. This revision will bring the
                         current courses into line with the new Academic Board structure of
                         postgraduate advanced learning master’s programs and thus will
                         require completion of no more than 60 credit points including a 12
                         credit point capstone.

                         Full details of the proposal are available in the agenda on the
                         Committee’s website at:
                         http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_ag
                         endas.shtml

                         Recommendation
                         That the Academic Board
                         (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of Nursing and
                                Midwifery to amend the Master of Clinical Nursing, Master
                                of Emergency Nursing, Master of Intensive Care Nursing,
                                Master of Mental Health Nursing, Graduate Diploma in
                                Clinical Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing,
                                Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing, Graduate
                                Diploma in Mental Health Nursing, Graduate Certificate in
                                Clinical Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Emergency
                                Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing and
                                Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing;
                         (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                (a)      endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the
                                        proposal; and
                                (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions of
                                        Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                                        Certificates in the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery;
                         (3)    approve the faculty requirements relating to the courses;
                         with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the reports
                         presented.
Academic Board agenda                                10. Report of the Graduate Studies Committee
27 May 2009                                                                      Page E7
                   (4)    Master of Cancer Nursing (Honours), Master of Clinical
                          Education (Honours), Master of Clinical Nursing (Honours),
                          Master of Emergency Nursing (Honours), Master of Gerontic
                          Nursing, Master of Gerontic Nursing (Honours), Master of
                          Health Services Management (Honours), Master of Intensive
                          Care Nursing (Honours), Master of Mental Health Nursing
                          (Honours), Master of Midwifery, Master of Nursing, Master of
                          Nursing (Honours), Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education,
                          Graduate Diploma in Gerontic Nursing, Graduate Diploma in
                          Midwifery, Graduate Diploma in Nursing, Graduate Certificate
                          in Clinical Education and Graduate Certificate in Gerontic
                          Nursing                                              pages E46-E56
                          The Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery is proposing to delete a
                          range of courses for which there have been limited or no
                          enrolments for a number of years.

                          Full details of the proposal are available in the agenda on the
                          Committee’s website at:
                          http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_ag
                          endas.shtml

                          Recommendation
                          That the Academic Board
                          (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of Nursing and
                                 Midwifery to delete the Master of Cancer Nursing
                                 (Honours), Master of Clinical Education (Honours), Master
                                 of Clinical Nursing (Honours), Master of Emergency
                                 Nursing (Honours), Master of Gerontic Nursing, Master of
                                 Gerontic Nursing (Honours), Master of Health Services
                                 Management (Honours), Master of Intensive Care Nursing
                                 (Honours), Master of Mental Health Nursing (Honours),
                                 Master of Midwifery, Master of Nursing, Master of Nursing
                                 (Honours), Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education,
                                 Graduate Diploma in Gerontic Nursing, Graduate Diploma
                                 in Midwifery, Graduate Diploma in Nursing, Graduate
                                 Certificate in Clinical Education and Graduate Certificate in
                                 Gerontic Nursing;
                          (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                 (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the
                                         proposal; and
                                 (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions of
                                         Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                                         Certificates in the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
                                         and related to the courses;
                          (3)    approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
                          with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the reports
                          presented.

       10.2.1.6    Faculty of Science: Bachelor of Science/Master of Nutrition and
                   Dietetics                                                       pages E57-E63
                   The Faculty of Science is proposing to combine entry into two existing
                   degrees, that is the Bachelor of Science with the Master of Nutrition and
                   Dietetics. The purpose of the new combination is to offer students of
                   exceptional academic ability certainty of entry to the Master of Nutrition
                   and Dietetics with a Commonwealth Supported place or for talented
                   international fee paying students. The existing Bachelor of Science
                   (Nutrition) degree is to be deleted (separate course proposal template
                   submitted).
Academic Board agenda                                  10. Report of the Graduate Studies Committee
27 May 2009                                                                        Page E8

                   Full details of the proposal are available in the agenda on the Committee’s
                   website at:
                   http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agendas.
                   shtml

                   Recommendation
                   That the Academic Board
                   (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Science to introduce the
                           Bachelor of Science/Master of Nutrition and Dietetics combined
                           degree;
                   (2)     recommend that Senate:
                           (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
                           (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
                                  related to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
                                  Faculty of Science; and
                           (c)    approve the introduction of the Resolutions of Senate
                                  related to the course;
                   (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
                   with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the reports presented.

10.2.2 Reports from Faculties
       10.2.2.1 Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources: Master of
                  Agriculture, Graduate Diploma in Agriculture and Graduate
                  Certificate in Agriculture                                       pages E71-E79
                  The Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is proposing to
                  amend the Master of Agriculture, Graduate Diploma in Agriculture and
                  Graduate Certificate in Agriculture to include a capstone experience (in
                  the form of a research project), remove the tables of units of study from
                  the resolutions, remove the list of subject areas and update the
                  satisfactory progression requirements.

                   Recommendation
                   That the Academic Board approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                   Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources to make minor amendments to
                   the Master of Agriculture, Graduate Diploma in Agriculture and Graduate
                   Certificate in Agriculture, with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                   report presented.

       10.2.2.2    Faculty of Arts: Master of Letters in US Studies                       page E80
                   The Faculty of Arts is proposing to amend the admission requirements for
                   the Master of Letters in US Studies so that it does not preclude a student
                   from going overseas on exchange prior to completing the Master of US
                   Studies.

                   Recommendation
                   That the Academic Board approve the proposal from the Faculty of Arts to
                   make minor amendments to the admission requirements for the Master of
                   Letters in US Studies, with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the
                   report presented.
Academic Board agenda                                10. Report of the Graduate Studies Committee
27 May 2009                                                                      Page E9
       10.2.2.3    Faculty of Law: Master of Environmental Law, Master of
                   Environmental Science and 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 Environmental Law, Graduate Diploma in International
                   Law, Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence and Graduate Diploma in
                   Taxation                                                      pages E81-E82
                   The Faculty of Law has amended the units of study in the above courses
                   and is seeking approval for the consequent amendments to the related
                   Faculty Resolutions.

                   Recommendation
                   That the Academic Board approve the proposal from the Faculty of Law to
                   make amendments to the units of study in the Master of Environmental
                   Law, Master of Environmental Science and 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 Environmental Law, Graduate Diploma in International Law,
                   Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence and Graduate Diploma in Taxation,
                   with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report presented.

       10.2.2.4    Faculty of Medicine: Master of Public Health and Graduate Diploma
                   in Public Health                                              pages E83-E84
                   The Faculty of Medicine is proposing to amend units of study in the
                   Master of Public Health and Graduate Diploma in Public Health. A new
                   capstone unit of study will be introduced, increasing the core units of
                   study from 24 to 28 credit points.

                   Recommendation
                   That the Academic Board approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                   Medicine to make minor amendments to the Master of Public Health and
                   Graduate Diploma in Public Health, with effect from 1 January 2010, as
                   set out in the report presented.

       10.2.2.5    Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery: Master of Nursing, Bachelor of
                   Arts/Master of Nursing, Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of
                   Nursing and Bachelor of Science/Master of Nursing                pages E85-E101
                   The Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery is proposing to introduce the Master
                   of Clinical Trials Research, the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) and
                   the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research. The two areas (Clinical
                   Trial Research and Nurse Practitioner) have both been identified at state
                   and federal level as areas of growth in the field of nursing.

                   Recommendation
                   That the Academic Board approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                   Nursing and Midwifery to make minor amendments to the Master of
                   Nursing, Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing, Bachelor of Health
                   Sciences/Master of Nursing and Bachelor of Science/Master of Nursing,
                   with effect from 1 January 2010, as set out in the report presented.

10.2.3 Proceedings of the Committee
       The Committee also:
       • noted and approved the terms of reference for the Students at Risk Working Party
          and the Online and Distance Courses and Units of Study Working Party; and
       • noted the report of the Academic Board’s meeting of 15 April 2009.
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                         Amendments to Resolutions of Senate

Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of Arts
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty
of Arts are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, 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 (Advanced) (Honours) (BA (Adv)(Hons))
1.5 Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) (BA(AsianStud))
1.6 Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) (Honours) (BA(AsianStud)(Hons))
1.7 Bachelor of Arts (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 International and Global Studies (BIGS)
1.14 Bachelor of International and Global Studies (Honours) (BIGS)(Hons))
1.15 Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences (BPESS)
1.16 Bachelor of Socio-Legal Studies (BSLS)
1.17 Bachelor of Socio-Legal Studies (Honours) (BSLS(Hons))
1.18 Master of Applied Functional Linguistics (MAFL)
1.19 Master of Applied Linguistics (MAppLing)
1.20 Master of Asian Studies (MAsianStud)
1.21 Master of Art Curatorship (MAC)
1.22 Master of Arts (MA)
1.23 Master of Arts (Research) (MA (Research))
1.24 Master of Buddhist Studies (MBuddhistStud)
1.25 Master of Creative Writing (MCW)
1.26 Master of Crosscultural Communication (MCC)
1.27 Master of Cultural Studies (MCS)
1.28 Master of Development Studies (MDVST)
1.29 Master of Digital Communication and Culture (MDCC)
1.30 Master of Economics (Social Sciences) (MEc(SocSc))
1.31 Master of Economics (Social Sciences) in Australian Political Economy
(MEc(SocSc)APE)
1.32 Master of English Language in Australia (MELA)
1.33 Master of European Studies (MEuroStud)
1.34 Master of Film Studies (MFS)
1.35 Master of Health Communication (MHC)
1.36 Master of Human Rights (MHR)
1.37 Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific Regional Program) (MHRD
(Asia Pacific)
1.38 Master of International Studies (MIntS)
1.39 Master of Media Practice (MMediaPrac)
1.40 Master of Museum Studies (MMuseumStud)
1.41 Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS)
1.42 Master of Professional Communication (MPC)
1.43 Master of Public Affairs (MPA)
1.44 Master of Public Policy (MPP)
1.45 Master of Publishing (MPub)
1.46 Master of Strategic Public Relations (MStratPR)
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1.47 Master of Translation Studies (MTrans)
1.48 Master of US Studies (MUSS)
1.49 Master of Letters (MLitt)
1.50 Master of Letters in US Studies (MLitt (US Studies))
1.51 Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
1.52 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
1.53 Doctor of Letters (DLitt)
1.54 Doctor of Arts (DArts)
1.55 Doctor of Social Sciences (DSocSci)
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                                  Resolutions of Senate

Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific Regional Program)
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia
Pacific Regional Program) in the Faculty of Arts are inserted, with effect from 1 January
2010, as follows:

Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific Regional Program)
1. Requirements for the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific
Regional Program)
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia
Pacific Regional Program) a student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 60 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 Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific Regional Program)
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation
(Asia Pacific Regional Program) in the Faculty of Arts are inserted, with effect from 1 January
2010, as follows:

Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific Regional Program)
[Course Rules]
1. Admission
1.1 An applicant for admission to the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia
Pacific Regional Program) shall:
1.1.1 be a graduate of The University of Sydney or another recognised institution as provided
for in the University of Sydney By-laws and
1.1.2 have completed a Bachelor degree with a major in the social sciences provided that the
applicant’s work is of sufficient merit and meets a standard acceptable to the Faculty; or
1.1.3 have completed a Bachelor of Law degree provided that the applicant’s work is of
sufficient merit and meets a standard acceptable to the Faculty
2. Units of study
The units of study which may be undertaken for the award in the Master of Human Rights
and Democratisation are set out in the Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Handbook, including:
2.1 credit point value;
2.2 assumed knowledge;
2.3 co-requisites/prerequisites/assumed learning/assumed knowledge; and
2.4 any special conditions
3. Requirements for the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific
Regional Program
3.1 Requirements for the award of the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia
Pacific Regional Program):
3.1.1 To qualify for the award, a student shall complete 10 units of study having a total value
of 60 credit points, at the University of Sydney and at a partner university in the Asia Pacific
Region at Thailand (Mahidol), Sri Lanka (the University of Colombo), Indonesia (Gada Madja
University) and Nepal (Kathmandu Law School) completing fifty percent of the degree at the
University of Sydney and fifty percent at a partner university including:
3.1.2 four core units of study (24 credit points) as prescribed by the Faculty of Arts at the
University of Sydney in the first semester of the degree; and in the second and third
semester undertaking the following at a partner university including:
3.1.3 two common core units of study (6 credit points each) offered by each partner
university;
3.1.4 a dissertation (18 credit points) or internship and research report (18 credit points), or
three HRTD elective units and thematic paper (18 credit points); and
3.1.5 at the end of semester, undertake one core unit of study (6 credit points) at the
University of Sydney
3.1.6 students may also complete the course over two semesters as set out in the Faculty of
Arts Postgraduate Handbook
4. Award of the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific Regional
Program)
4.1 Award of the Master of Human Rights Democratisation (Asia Pacific Regional Program)
(under a conjoint agreement with the University of… (name of partner institution)) shall be
awarded in one grade only, namely Pass.
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 60 credit
points for the award of the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific
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Regional Program) have been satisfied, without first obtaining permission from the Dean of
the Faculty of Arts.
7. 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 Human Rights and Democratisation
(Asia Pacific Regional Program), 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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 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 three 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
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13. Time limit if different from the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as
amended)
13.1 A student enrolled in the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific
Regional Program) shall complete candidature within three semesters full time in the first
two semesters and part time in the third semester or a latest completion time of six
semesters part-time
14. 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.
15. Credit transfer policy in accordance with the University of Sydney (Coursework)
Rule 2000 (as amended) and Academic Board policies.
16. Degree Transfer
16.1 A student enrolled in the University of Sydney Master of Human Rights course may
apply to transfer to the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific Regional
Program), subject to meeting progression requirements in their current degree.
16.2 Credit may be granted as recommended by the Degree Director
16.3 Students enrolled in the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific)
may transfer to the University of Sydney Master of Human Rights and will be grated credit for
all units of study satisfactorily completed.
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                          Amendments to Resolutions of Senate

Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of Education and Social Work
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty
of Education and Social Work are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Education and Social Work
1. The degrees in the Faculty of Education and Social Work shall be:
1.1 Bachelor of Education (BEd)
1.2 Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
1.3 Bachelor of Teaching (BTeach)
1.4 Master of Teaching (MTeach)
1.5 Master of Education (Research) (MEd (Research))
1.6 Master of Education (MEd)
1.7 Master of Learning Science & Technology (MLS&T)
1.8 Master of Social Work (MSW)
1.9 Master of Social Work (International) (MSW International))
1.10 Master of Philosophy in Social Work (MPhilSW)
1.11 Master of Philosophy in Education (MPhilEd)
1.12 Master of Policy Studies (MPS)
1.13 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
1.14 Doctor of Education (EdD)
1.15 Doctor of Social Work (DSW)
1.16 Doctor of Letters in Education (DLittEd)
1.17 Doctor of Letters in Social Work (DLittSW)
2. The degree of Bachelor of Education shall be awarded in the following fields and the
certificates for the degrees shall state the respective specifications for which the degree has
been awarded:
2.1 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
2.2 Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)
2.3 Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Human Movement and Health Education)
2.4 Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Humanities and Social Sciences)/Bachelor
of Arts
2.5 Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Science)/Bachelor of Science or Bachelor
of Science (Advanced)
2.6 Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Mathematics)/Bachelor of Science or
Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)
2.7 Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Humanities and Social Sciences)
2.8 Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Mathematics)
2.9 Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Science)
2.10 Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Design and Technology)
2.11 Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
2.12 Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
2.13 Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Aboriginal Studies)
3. The degree of Master of Education may be awarded in the following designated areas of
study:
3.1 Educational Management and Leadership
3.2 Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages/Languages
3.3 Teaching and Curriculum Studies
3.4 Information Technology in Education
3.5 Special Education
3.6 Educational Psychology
3.7 English and Literacies in Education
3.8 Health Education
3.9 Research Methodology
3.10 Higher Education
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3.11 International Education
3.12 Coach Education
3.13 Human Movement
4. The diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Education and Social Work shall be:
4.1 Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (GradDipEdStud)
4.2 Graduate Diploma in Learning Science and Technology (GradDipLS&T)
4.3 Graduate Diploma in Policy Studies (GradDipPS)
4.4 Graduate Diploma in Professional Studies (Education) (GradDipProfStud(Education))
4.5 Graduate Diploma in Social Work (GradDipSW)
4.6 Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (GradCertEdStud)
4.7 Graduate Certificate in Learning Science and Technology (GradCertLS&T)
4.8 Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services (GradCertH&CS)
4.8      Graduate      Certificate    in    Mental     Health     Policy     and      Practice
(GradCertMHPolicyandPractice)
4.9 Graduate Certificate in Policy Studies (GradCertPS)
4.10 Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (GradCertTEFL)
4.11 Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice and Supervision (GradCertPPS)
4.12 Graduate Certificate in Dying, Death and Palliative Care (GradCertDD&PC)
5. The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies may be awarded
in the following designated areas of study:
5.1 Aboriginal Education
5.2 Educational Management and Leadership
5.3 Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages/Languages
5.4 Teaching and Curriculum Studies
5.5 Information Technology in Education
5.6 Special Education
5.7 Educational Psychology
5.8 English and Literacies in Education
5.9 Health Education
5.10 Research Methodology
5.11 Higher Education
5.12 International Education
5.13 Coach Education
5.14 Human Movement
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                                  Resolutions of Senate

Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the Graduate Certificate in Human and Community
Services in the Faculty of Education and Social Work are inserted, and the Resolutions of
Senate relating to the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Policy and Practice are deleted,
with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions
indicated by strikethrough):

Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services
1. To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services a
student must:
1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 24 credit points; and
1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.

Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Policy and Practice
1. Requirements for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Policy and
Practice
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Policy and Practice
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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                         Amendments to Resolutions of the Faculty

Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Graduate Certificate in Human and Community
Services in the Faculty of Education and Social Work are inserted, and the Resolutions of the
Faculty relating to the Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice Supervision, the
Graduate Certificate in Death, Dying and Palliative Care and the Graduate Certificate in
Mental Health Policy and Practice are deleted, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services
1. Admission
1.1 An applicant for admission to the candidature shall:
1.1.1 hold the degree of Bachelor or equivalent from the University of Sydney or any other
institution approved by the Faculty and in accordance with the Academic Board policy; and
1.1.2 apply in writing to the Faculty for admission to candidature.
2. Units of Study
2.1 A candidate for the certificate is required to satisfactorily complete:
2.1.1 four units of study, equivalent to 24 credit points, as prescribed by the Faculty, of
which;
2.1.2 one unit of study, equivalent to 6 credit points, shall be the core unit of study offered
and prescribed by the Faculty; and
2.1.3 three units of study, equivalent to 18 credit points, which shall be elective units of study,
of which a minimum of two units of study, equivalent to 12 credit points, shall be units offered
by the Faculty of Education and Social Work and a further unit of study, equivalent to 6 credit
points, which may be selected from units of study offered by other faculties as prescribed by
the Faculty of Education and Social Work.
3. Requirements for the degree
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services a
candidate must:
3.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving total of 24 credit points; as prescribed by the
Faculty
3.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
4. Award of Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services
4.1 The Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services shall be awarded in the
pass grade only.
5. Details of Units of Study
5.1 The units of study which may be taken for the award of the Graduate Certificate in
Human and Community Services which are specified as core and elective units of study are
set out in the Units of Study Outline section of the Graduate Handbook of the Faculty.
6. Discontinuation of enrolment
6.1.The Faculty may call upon any candidate to show cause why his/her candidature should
not be terminated by reason of unsatisfactory progress and where, in the opinion of the
Faculty, the candidate does not show good cause, terminate the candidature.
7. Suspension of candidature
7.1 A candidate must be enrolled in each semester in which he or she is actively completing
the requirements for the award. A candidate who wishes to suspend his or her candidature
must first obtain approval in writing from the Faculty.
7.2 The candidate will be deemed to have lapsed where a candidate has not re-enrolled or
obtained approval for suspension in accordance with subsection 7.1.
7.3 A candidate whose candidature has lapsed must apply for re-admission in accordance
with procedures determined by the Faculty. If re-admitted to the candidature, the candidate
shall complete the certificate requirements under such conditions as may be determined by
the Faculty and shall proceed under such By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions as prevail at the
time of re-enrolment.
8. Re-enrolment after an absence
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8.1 Except where the Faculty determines otherwise in any particular case, a candidate who
re-enrols after a suspension or absence of candidature for any period of time, shall proceed
under the By- Laws and Resolutions in force at the time of re-enrolment.
9. Satisfactory progress pursuant to the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000
9.1 The Faculty requires students to demonstrate satisfactory progress with their studies.
9.2 A student may be deemed not to have made satisfactory progress in any semester if the
student:
9.2.1 fails to complete at least half the credit point he/she is enrolled; or
9.2.2 obtains a mark of less than 50 based on units of study for a given semester; or
9.2.3 fails a unit of study for the second time; or
9.2.4 has an unsatisfactory attendance record; or
9.2.5 is unable to complete the degree in the maximum time.
9.3 A student who fails to demonstrate satisfactory progress in any semester of enrolment
may become subject to the relevant Academic Board policy on progression.
9.4 In accordance with the relevant University and Faculty policies, a student who has
repeatedly failed to demonstrate satisfactory progress may be called upon to show good
cause why he or she should be allowed to re-enrol in the degree course.
9.5 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.
10. Time limit
10.1 A candidate may proceed on either a full-time or on a part-time basis.
10.1.1 A full-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the award of the certificate
not earlier than at the end of one semester from the date of first enrolment and, unless
otherwise determined by the Faculty, not later than at the end of two consecutive semesters
of candidature from the date of first enrolment;
10.1.2 A part-time candidate shall complete the requirements for award of certificate in not
earlier than at the end of two consecutive semesters from the date of first enrolment and,
unless otherwise determined by the Faculty, not later than at the end of four consecutive
semesters from the date of first enrolment;
10.1.3 The earliest and latest dates for completion of requirements for award of the certificate
shall be adjusted for those candidates wishing to proceed on a part-time basis following their
admission to candidature on a full-time basis, and vice versa.
10.1.4 Time spent by a candidate in advanced study before admission to candidature at the
University of Sydney, or at another University, or at another institution which may be deemed
by the Faculty to be equivalent, may be deemed by the Faculty to be time spent after such
admission.
11. Assessment policy
Assessment will be in accordance with the Academic Board Resolutions: Assessment and
Examination of Coursework approved by the Academic Board on 13 December 2000,
amended on 8 October, 2008 and effective from the 9 October 2008.
12. Credit transfer
The Faculty may grant a candidate credit towards completion of the requirements for the
award of the certificate for a unit or unit(s) of study (or work deemed by the Faculty to be
equivalent) completed at this or another University or appropriate institution, provided that:
the unit or units of study (or equivalent work) was completed within three years immediately
preceding the commencement of candidature for the degree;
such credit may not excess one quarter of the total requirements for the award, or 6 credit
points;
the candidate shall not be granted credit towards the core of unity; and
unless otherwise permitted by the Faculty, a candidate shall not be granted credit for, or on
the basis of, any unit or unit(s) of study (or equivalent work) upon which the candidate has
relied, or intends to rely, in order to satisfy requirements for an ward other than the Graduate
Certificate in Human and Community Services.

Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice Supervision
1. Award of the certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice Supervision shall be awarded in the pass
grade only.
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2. Title of the Certificate
The testamur for the certificate shall be entitled the Graduate Certificate in Professional
Practice Supervision.
3. Eligibility for admission
3.1 Except as provided in part 9, Section 47 of the University of Sydney (Amendment) Act
1999 as amended, an applicant for admission to candidature shall:
3.1.1 hold the degree of Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent from the University of Sydney
or any other institution approved by the Faculty and the Academic Board; or
3.1.2 hold the degree of Bachelor in any degree in Humanities, Social Sciences or Health
Sciences from the University of Sydney or any other institution approved by the Faculty and
the Academic Board and;
3.1.3 have been in full-time employment in a related field or setting, deemed appropriate by
the Faculty, for a minimum of one year; and
3.1.4 complete any additional qualifying courses prescribed by the Faculty; and
3.1.5 apply in writing to the Faculty for admission to candidature.
4. Availability of admission
4.1 Admission to candidature for the certificate may be limited by quota.
4.2 In determining the quota the University will take into account:
4.2.1 availability of resources including staff, space, library equipment and computing
facilities; and
4.2.2 availability of adequate and appropriate supervision and co-ordination of candidatures.
4.3 In considering an application for admission to candidature, the Faculty shall take account
of the quota and will select in preference candidates who are most meritorious in terms of
admission criteria.
5. Units of Study
The units of study which may be taken for the award of the Graduate Certificate, are set out
in the Unit of Study Outlines of the Graduate Handbook of the Faculty.
6. Method of progression
A candidate for the Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice Supervision shall proceed
by coursework in accordance with section 7.
7. Requirements for the certificate
A candidate shall successfully complete four (4) units of study prescribed by the Faculty for
the award of the Graduate Certificate, as set out in the Graduate Handbook of the Faculty
and giving credit for a total of 24 credit points.
8 Credit for course completed external to candidature
A candidate who has completed a unit or units of study (or equivalent work) towards a
degree, diploma or as a non-award student at this or another university or towards an
equivalent qualification at an appropriate institution, may be granted credit towards the
Graduate Certificate Professional Practice Supervision for up to half of the overall
coursework requirements, provided that the content of the unit or units of study (or equivalent
work), for which credit is sought, is considered by the Faculty to be equivalent to a unit or
units of study prescribed for the course and offered at postgraduate degree level by the
Faculty of Education and Social Work.
9 Conditions of granting credit
9.1 The Faculty may grant a candidate credit towards completion of the requirements for
award of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice Supervision for a unit or units of
study (or work deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent) completed at this or another
University or appropriate institution, provided that:
9.1.1 the unit or units of study (or equivalent work) was completed within the six years
immediately preceding the commencement of candidate for the Graduate Certificate;
9.1.2 the candidate's result in each unit of study for which credit is sought is at a sufficient
level of attainment for the purposes of the Certificate; and
9.1.3 all units of study so credited, subject to the provisions of these resolutions, be counted
towards the requirements for award of the Certificate;
9.1.4 candidates granted such credit may be required not to undertake units of study
prescribed within their candidature at the University of Sydney; and
9.1.5 a candidate completes all necessary qualifying units of study for the certificate within
such period of time and such number of years of candidature as the Faculty may determine
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having regard to the number of units of study credited, the length of time over which the unit
or units of study concerned were completed and the time limits for the completion of the
certificate prescribed under these resolutions.
9.2 The Faculty may permit a candidate for the Graduate Certificate to undertake approved
units of study offered at postgraduate level at other approved institutions where a similar unit
is not offered by the Faculty and which may, with the approval of the Faculty, be counted
towards the award of the Graduate Certificate.
9.3 Unless otherwise permitted by the Faculty, and subject to provisions relating to
articulation with any degree offered at Masters level by the Faculty, a candidate shall not be
granted credit for, or on the basis of, any unit or units of study (or equivalent work) upon
which the candidate has relied or intends to rely in order to satisfy requirements for award or
an award other than the Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice Supervision.
10 Time limits
10.1 A candidate shall proceed on a part-time basis.
10.1.1 A part-time candidate undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice
Supervision shall complete the requirements for award of the Certificate not earlier than the
end of two consecutive semesters of candidature from the date of first enrolment and, unless
otherwise determined by Faculty, not later than the fourth consecutive semester of
candidature from the date of first enrolment;
10.1.2 Time spent by a candidate in advanced study before admission to candidature at the
University of Sydney, or at another University, or at another institution which may be deemed
by the Faculty to be equivalent, may be deemed by the Faculty to be time spent after such
admission.
11 Suspension of candidature
11.1 A candidate must be enrolled in each semester in which he or she is actively completing
the requirements for award. A candidate who wishes to suspend his or her candidature must
first obtain approval in writing from the Faculty.
11.2 The candidature will be deemed to have lapsed where a candidate has not re-enrolled
accordance with subsection (1) of this Section and has not obtained approval from the
Faculty for suspension of the candidature.
11.3 A candidate whose candidature has lapsed must apply for re-admission in accordance
with procedures determined by the Faculty. If re-admitted to candidature, the candidate shall
complete the requirements for award under such conditions as may be determined by the
Faculty and shall proceed under such by-laws, rules and resolutions As prevail at the time of
the re-enrolment.
11.4 Except where the Faculty determines otherwise in any particular case, a candidate who
re-enrols after a suspension of candidature for any period shall proceed under the by-laws
and resolutions in force at the time of re-enrolment.
12 Lapse of candidature
12.1 Unless the Faculty otherwise determines in any particular case, candidature will be
deemed to have lapsed if a candidate has:
12.1.1 Not completed all the requirements for award of the Certificate in accordance with
Sections 7 and/or 10; or
12.1.2 Not re-enrolled for the Certificate as required in accordance with Section 11.
12.2 A candidate whose candidature has been deemed to have lapsed in accordance with
subsection 11(2) shall not be permitted to re-enrol as a candidate for the Certificate unless
again selected for admission.
13. Examination
13.1 A candidate shall attend instruction in each unit of study, in whatsoever format or mode
offered, and pass such assessment tasks as required, in each unit of study.
13.2 A candidate may be tested by written and oral examinations, assignments, exercises
and practical work or in any combination of these, or others, as prescribed by Faculty.
13.3 The candidate’s results in each unit of study will be reported to the Board of Examiners,
which shall determine the results of the candidature.
14. Termination
The Faculty may call upon any candidate to show cause why his/her candidature should not
be terminated by reason of unsatisfactory progress and where, in the opinion of the Faculty,
the candidate does not show good cause, terminate the candidature.
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15. Articulation with Higher Awards
A candidate who has successfully completed requirements for award of the Certificate may
elect not to take out the Certificate, but to progress to candidature for a Graduate Diploma of
Policy Studies or a Graduate Diploma of Social Work.

Graduate Certificate in Dying, Death and Palliative Care
1. Award of the certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Dying, Death and Palliative Care shall be awarded in the pass
grade only.
2. Title of the certificate
The testamur for the certificate shall be entitled the Graduate Certificate in Dying, Death and
Palliative Care.
3. Eligibility for admission to candidature
3.1 Except as provided in part 9, Section 47 of the University of Sydney (Amendment) Act
1999 as amended, an applicant for admission to candidature shall:
3.1.1 Hold the degree of Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent from the University of Sydney
or any other institution approved by the Faculty and the Academic Board; or
3.1.2 Hold the degree of Bachelor in any degree in Humanities, Social Sciences or Health
Sciences from the University of Sydney or any other institution approved by the Faculty and
the Academic Board; and
3.1.3 have been in full-time employment in a related field or setting, deemed appropriate by
the Faculty, for a minimum of one year; and
3.1.4 complete any additional qualifying courses prescribed by the Faculty; and
3.1.5 apply in writing to the Faculty for admission to candidature.
4. Availability of admission
4.1 Admission to candidature for the certificate may be limited by quota.
4.2 In determining the quota the University will take into account:
4.2.1 Availability of resources, including teaching staff, space, library equipment and
computing facilities; and
4.2.2 Availability of adequate and appropriate supervision and co-ordination of candidatures.
4.3 In considering an applicant for admission to candidature the Faculty, in taking account of
the quota, will select in preference applicants who are most meritorious in terms of admission
criteria.
5. Units of study
The units of study, which may be taken for the award of the Graduate Certificate, are set out
in the Unit of Study Outlines section of the Graduate Handbook of the Faculty.
6. Method of progression
A candidate for the Graduate Certificate in Dying, Death and Palliative Care shall proceed by
coursework in accordance with Section 7.
7. Requirements for the certificate
A candidate shall successfully complete four (4) units of study prescribed by the Faculty for
award of the Graduate Certificate, as set out in the Graduate Handbook of the Faculty and
giving credit for a total of 24 credit points.
8. Credit for courses completed external to candidature
A candidate who has completed a unit or units of study (or equivalent work) towards a
degree, diploma or as a non-award student at this or another university or towards an
equivalent qualification at an approved institution, may be granted credit towards the
Graduate Certificate in Dying, Death and Palliative Care for up to half of the overall
coursework requirements, provided that the content of the unit or units of study (or equivalent
work), for which credit is sought, is considered by the Faculty to be equivalent to a unit or
units of study prescribed for the course and offered at postgraduate degree level by the
Faculty of Education and Social Work.
9. Conditions of granting credit
9.1 The Faculty may grant a candidate credit towards completion of the requirements for
award of the Graduate Certificate in Dying, Death and Palliative Care for a unit or units of
study (or work deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent) completed at this or another
University or appropriate institution, provided that:
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9.1.1 The unit or units of study (or equivalent work) was completed within the six years
immediately preceding the commencement of candidature for the Graduate Certificate;
9.1.2 The candidate’s result in each unit of study for which credit is sought is at a sufficient
level of attainment for the purposes of the Certificate; and
9.1.3 All units of study so credited, subject to the provisions of these resolutions, be counted
towards the requirements for award of the Certificate;
9.1.4 Candidates granted such credit may be required not to undertake units of study
prescribed within their candidature at the University of Sydney; and
9.1.5 A candidate completes all necessary qualifying units of study for the certificate within
such period of time and such number of years of candidature as the Faculty may determine
having regard to the number of units of study credited, the length of time over which the unit
or units of study concerned were completed and the time limits for the completion of the
certificate prescribed under these resolutions.
9.2 The Faculty may permit a candidate for the Graduate Certificate to undertake approved
units of studied offered at postgraduate level at other approved institutions where a similar
unit is not offered by the Faculty and which may, with the approval of Faculty, be counted
towards the award of the Graduate Certificate.
9.3 Unless otherwise permitted by Faculty, and subject to provisions relating to articulation
with any degree offered at Masters level by the Faculty; a candidate shall not be granted
credit for, or on the basis of, any unit or units of study (or equivalent work) upon which the
candidate has relied or intends to rely in order to satisfy requirements for award of an award
other than the Graduate Certificate in Dying, Death and Palliative Care.
10. Time limits
10.1 A candidate shall proceed on a part-time basis.
10.1.1 A part-time candidate undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Dying, Death and
Palliative Care shall complete the requirements for award of the Certificate not earlier than
the end of two consecutive semesters of candidature from the date of first enrolment and,
unless otherwise determined by Faculty, not later than the fourth consecutive semester of
candidature from the date of first enrolment.
10.1.2 Time spent by a candidate in advanced study before admission to candidature at the
University of Sydney, or at another University, or at another institution which may be deemed
by the Faculty to be equivalent, may be deemed by the Faculty to be time spent after such
admission.
11. Suspension of candidature
11.1 A candidate must be enrolled in each semester in which he or she is actively completing
the requirements for award. A candidate who wishes to suspend his or her candidature must
first obtain approval in writing from the Faculty.
11.2 The candidature will be deemed to have lapsed where a candidate has not re-enrolled
in accordance with subsection (1) of this Section and has not obtained approval from the
Faculty for suspension of the candidature.
11.3 A candidate whose candidature has lapsed must apply for re-admission in accordance
with procedures determined by the Faculty. If re-admitted to candidature, the candidate shall
complete the requirements for award under such conditions as may be determined by the
Faculty and shall proceed under such by-laws, rules and resolutions as prevail at the time of
the re-enrolment.
11.4 Except where the Faculty determines otherwise in any particular case, a candidate who
re-enrols after a suspension of candidature for any period shall proceed under the by-laws
and resolutions in force at the time of re-enrolment.
12. Lapse of candidature
12.1 Unless the Faculty otherwise determines in any particular case, candidature will be
deemed to have lapsed if a candidate has:
12.1.1 Not completed all the requirements for award of the Certificate in accordance with
Sections 7 and/or 10; or
12.1.2 Not re-enrolled for the Certificate as required in accordance with Section 11.
12.2 A candidate whose candidature has been deemed to have lapsed in accordance with
subsection 11.2 shall not be permitted to re-enrol as a candidate for the Certificate unless
again selected for admission.
13 Examination
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13.1 A candidate shall attend instruction in each unit of study, in whatsoever format or mode
offered, and pass such assessment tasks as required, in each unit of study.
13.2 A candidate may be tested by written and oral examinations, assignments, exercises
and practical work or in any combination of these, or others, as prescribed by Faculty.
13.3 The candidate’s results in each unit of study will be reported to the Board of Examiners,
which shall determine the results of the candidature.
14. Termination
The Faculty may call upon any candidate to show cause why his/her candidature should not
be terminated by reason of unsatisfactory progress and where, in the opinion of the Faculty,
the candidate does not show good cause, terminate the candidature.
15. Articulation with Higher Awards
A candidate who has successfully completed requirements for award of the Certificate may
elect not to take out the Certificate, but to progress to candidature for a Graduate Diploma of
Policy Studies or a Graduate Diploma of Social Work.

Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Policy and Practice
1. Award of the certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Policy and Practice shall be awarded in the pass
grade only.
2. Title of the certificate
The testamur for the certificate shall be entitled the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health
Policy and Practice
3. Eligibility for admission to candidature
3.1 Except as provided in part 9, Section 47 of the University of Sydney (Amendment) Act
1999 as amended, an applicant for admission to candidature shall:
3.1.1 hold the degree of Bachelor or equivalent from the University of Sydney or any other
institution approved by the Faculty and the Academic Board; and
3.1.2 have been in full-time employment in a mental health practice setting, deemed
appropriate by the Faculty, for a minimum of one year; and
3.1.3 complete any additional qualifying courses prescribed by the Faculty; and
3.1.4 apply in writing to the Faculty for admission to candidature.
4. Availability of admission
4.1 Admission to candidature for the certificate may be limited by quota.
4.2 In determining the quota the University will take into account:
4.2.1 availability of resources, including teaching staff, space, library equipment and
computing facilities; and
4.2.2 availability of adequate and appropriate supervision and co-ordination of candidatures.
4.3In considering an applicant for admission to candidature the Faculty, in taking account of
the quota, will select in preference applicants who are most meritorious in terms of admission
criteria.
5. Units of study
The units of study, which may be taken for the award of the Graduate Certificate, are set out
in the Unit of Study Outlines section of the Graduate Handbook of the Faculty.
6. Method of progression
A candidate for the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Policy and Practice shall proceed
by coursework in accordance with Section 7.
7. Requirements for the certificate
A candidate shall successfully complete four (4) units of study prescribed by the Faculty for
award of the Graduate Certificate, as set out in the Graduate Handbook of the Faculty and
giving credit for a total of 24 credit points or fulfil the criteria set out in Section 8 and 9.
8. Credit for courses completed external to candidature
A candidate who has completed a unit or units of study (or equivalent work) towards a
degree, diploma or as a non-award student at this or another university or towards an
equivalent qualification at an approved institution, may be granted credit towards the
Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Policy and Practice for up to 25% of the overall
coursework requirements, provided that the content of the unit or units of study (or equivalent
work), for which credit is sought, is considered by the Faculty to be equivalent to a unit or
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units of study prescribed for the course and offered at graduate degree level by the Faculty
of Education and Social Work.
9. Conditions of granting credit
9.1 The Faculty may grant a candidate credit towards completion of the requirements for
award of the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Policy and Practice for a unit or units of
study (or work deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent) completed at this or another
University or appropriate institution, provided that:
9.1.1 the unit or units of study (or equivalent work) was completed within the six years
immediately preceding the commencement of candidature for the Graduate Certificate;
9.1.2 the candidate’s result in each unit of study for which credit is sought is at a sufficient
level of attainment for the purposes of the Certificate; and
9.1.3 all units of study so credited, subject to the provisions of these resolutions, be counted
towards the requirements for the award of the Certificate;
9.1.4 candidates granted such credit may be required not to undertake units of study
prescribed within their candidature at the University of Sydney; and
9.1.5 a candidate completes all necessary qualifying units of study for the certificate within
such period of time and such number of years of candidature as the Faculty may determine
having regard to the number of units of study credited, the length of time over which the unit
or units of study concerned were completed and the time limits for the completion of the
certificate prescribed under these resolutions;
9.2 The Faculty may permit a candidate for the Graduate Certificate to undertake approved
units of study offered at graduate level at other approved institutions where a similar unit is
not offered by the Faculty and which may, with the approval of Faculty, be counted towards
the award of the Graduate Certificate.
9.3 Unless otherwise permitted by the Faculty, and subject to provisions relating to
articulation with any degree offered at Masters level by the Faculty; a candidate shall not be
granted credit for, or on the basis of, any unit or units of study (or equivalent work) upon
which the candidate has relied or intends to rely in order to satisfy requirements for an award
other than the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Policy and Practice.
10. Time limits
10.1 A candidate shall proceed on a part-time basis.
10.2 A part-time candidate undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Policy and
Practice shall complete the requirements for award of the Certificate not earlier than the end
of two Consecutive semesters of candidature from the date of first enrolment and, unless
otherwise determined by Faculty, not later than the fourth consecutive semester of
candidature from the date of first enrolment;
10.3 Time spent by a candidate in advanced study before admission to candidature at the
University of Sydney, or at another University, or at another institution which may be deemed
by the Faculty to be equivalent, time spent after such admission.
11. Suspension of candidature
11.1 A candidate must be enrolled in each semester in which he or she is actively completing
the requirements for the award. A candidate who wishes to suspend his or her candidature
must first obtain approval in writing from the Faculty.
11.2 The candidature will be deemed to have lapsed where a candidate has not re-enrolled
in accordance with subsection 11.1 and has not obtained approval from the Faculty for
suspension of the candidature.
11.3 A candidate whose candidature has lapsed must apply for re-admission in accordance
with procedures determined by the Faculty. If re-admitted to candidature, the candidate shall
complete the requirements for the award under such conditions as may be determined by the
Faculty and shall proceed under such by-laws, rules and resolutions as prevail at the time of
the re-enrolment.
11.4 Except where the Faculty determines otherwise in any particular case, a candidate who
re-enrols after a suspension of candidature for any period shall proceed under the by-laws
and resolutions in force at the time of re-enrolment.
12. Lapse of candidature
12.1 Unless the Faculty otherwise determines in any particular case, candidature will be
deemed to have lapsed if a candidate has:
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12.1.1 Not completed all the requirements for award of the Certificate in accordance with
Sections 7 and/or 10; or
12.1.2 Not re-enrolled for the Certificate as required in accordance with Section 11.
12.2 A candidate whose candidature has been deemed to have lapsed in accordance with
subsection 11.2 shall not be permitted to re-enrol as a candidate for the Certificate unless
again selected for admission.
13. Examination
13.1 A candidate shall attend instruction in each unit of study, in whatsoever format or mode
offered, and pass such assessment tasks as required, in each unit of study.
13.2 A candidate may be tested by written and oral examinations, assignments, exercises
and practical work or in any combination of these, or others, as prescribed by Faculty.
13.3 The candidate’s results in each unit of study will be reported to the Head of School
which shall determine the results of the candidature.
14. Termination
The Faculty may call upon any candidate to show cause why his/her candidature should not
be terminated by reason of unsatisfactory progress and where, in the opinion of the Faculty,
the candidate does not show good cause, terminate the candidature.
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                                   Resolutions of Senate

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)/Master of Nutrition and
Dietetics
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport
Science)/Master of Nutrition and Dietetics in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of
Science are inserted, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows:

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)/Master of Nutrition and
Dietetics
1. Requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport
Science)/Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport
Science)/Master of Nutrition and Dietetics a student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 240 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 honours degree
2.1 To qualify for the award of the honours degree for the Bachelor of Applied Science
(Exercise and Sport Science) component of the combined 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

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)/Master of Nutrition and
Dietetics
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and
Sport Science)/Master of Nutrition and Dietetics in the Faculty of Health Sciences and
Faculty of Science are inserted, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows:

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)/Master of Nutrition and
Dietetics
Course Rules
1. Admission
1.1 All applicants for admission to candidature to the double degree in the Faculty of Science
will be subject to the Undergraduate Admissions policy of the University of Sydney
2. Units of Study
2.1 The units of study for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)
degree are set out in the Faculty of Health Sciences Handbook.
2.2 The units of study for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics degree are set out in the
Faculty of Science Handbook.
3. Requirements for the double degree
3.1 To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)/
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics a student shall complete 240 units of study in accordance
with the resolutions for each of those degrees as set out in the Faculty of Science and the
Faculty of Health Sciences Handbooks and in these resolutions.
3.4 To qualify for the award of the BAppSc(ESS) students must complete at least 144 credit
points and for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics the specified 96 credit points.
3.5 In the case of any inconsistency between these resolutions and resolutions for the
Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) or the Master of Nutrition and
Dietetics degree, these resolutions shall prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.
3.6 Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)
3.6.1 Students shall complete the requirements of the BAppSc(ESS) as set out in the Faculty
of Health Sciences Handbook.
3.7 A student who is suitably qualified may undertake an Honours year in the Bachelor of
Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) degree before continuing to the Master of
Nutrition and Dietetics degree.
3.8 Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
3.8.1 A student shall not proceed to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics degree until the
student has completed all requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and
Sport Science)degree.
3.8.2 A student shall not proceed to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics degree unless the
student has achieved a WAM of 65 at the end of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise
and Sport Science) degree and until the student has successfully completed the
prerequisites for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics of 2 intermediate Biochemistry units of
study and 2 intermediate Human Physiology units of study.
4. Satisfactory progress
4.1 To maintain satisfactory progress, a student shall maintain a Weighted Average Mark of
60 in the first year of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) degree
and Weighted Average Mark of 65 in subsequent years of the Bachelor of Applied Science
(Exercise and Sport Science) degree.
4.2 A student who does not maintain the required average shall be transferred from the
double degree to the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) degree.
4.3 A student who has not maintained the required average at the completion of the Bachelor
of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) degree shall not proceed to the Master of
Nutrition and Dietetics. The student shall graduate with the Bachelor of Applied Science
(Exercise and Sport Science) degree only.
4.4 Satisfactory progress using a WAM calculation is assessed on an annual basis at the
conclusion of semester 2 each year.
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                                 Resolutions of the Faculty

Bachelor of Applied Science
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Applied Science in the Faculty of
Health Sciences are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows (additions
indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Bachelor of Applied Science
1. Requirements for the degree
1.1 A student who is a candidate for the pass degree is to complete all core, elective and
general elective units of study shown in the Table of units of study for the pass degree in the
program of study in which he or she has enrolled, as set out in the chapter of the Faculty of
Health Sciences Handbook for the degree concerned.
1.2 A student who is a candidate for the honours degree is to:
1.2.1 meet the requirements prescribed for the degree concerned for admission to the
honours program; and
1.2.2 complete all core, elective and general elective units of study shown in the Table of
units of study for the honours degree in the program of study in which he or she has enrolled,
as set out in the chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences Handbook for the degree
concerned.
1.3 Units of study may specify assumed knowledge or prerequisite or corequisite units of
study.
1.3.1 The head of the academic unit may permit a student to enrol in a unit of study without
having completed the specified prerequisite or corequisite units of study.
1.4 A student may proceed concurrently to the degrees of Bachelor of Applied Science
(Exercise and Sport Science) and Bachelor of Science (Nutrition).
1.4.1 To qualify for the award of the combined degrees a student shall complete, normally
over a period of ten semesters, units of study having a total value of at least 240 credit points
as specified in Table 10.2 of the Faculty of Health Sciences Handbook including:
1.4.1.1 at least 138 credit points from Science subject areas;
1.4.1.2 at least 12 credit points from the Science subject areas of Mathematics and Statistics;
1.4.1.3 an honours year in Nutrition or Nutrition and Dietetics;
1.4.1.4 at least 102 credit points of units of study in Exercise and Sport Science listed in
Table 10.1 of the Faculty Resolutions for the degree of BAppSc(Exercise and Sport Science)
in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
1.4.2 A student who does not qualify to undertake the final year (Year 5) of the combined
degrees course or who chooses to exit after completing Year 4 may:
1.4.2.1 graduate with the degree of Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise, Sport Science
and Nutrition) in accordance with the Resolutions of the Senate in the Faculty of Health
Sciences; or
1.4.2.2 elect to undertake the degree of Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise, Sport
Science and Nutrition) (Honours) in accordance with the Resolutions of the Senate in the
Faculty of Health Sciences.
1.4.3 After completing at least two semesters in the combined degrees course, a student
may abandon the combined degrees course and elect to complete either a BSc, a
BSc(Nutrition), a BAppSc(Exercise and Sport Science) or a BAppSc(Exercise, Sport Science
and Nutrition) in accordance with the Resolutions of the Senate and Faculty Resolutions
governing those degrees.
1.4.4 Students in years 1–4 of the combined degrees course will be under the general
supervision of the Faculty of Health Sciences; students in the honours year will be under the
supervision of the faculty in which the honours course is being undertaken.
1.4.5 The Deans of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Science shall jointly exercise
authority in any matter concerning the combined degrees course not otherwise dealt with in
these Resolutions.
1.4 A student enrolled in the double degree of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and
Sport Science) and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics must complete 240 credit points as
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specified in the Exercise and Sport Science chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences
Handbook.
1.4.1 A student will be expected to obtain a minimum credit average of 65 throughout the
undergraduate component of the double degree to obtain entry to the Master of Nutrition and
Dietetics. Students who do not qualify for entry to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics will
graduate in three years with the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science).
1.4.2 A student will be permitted to undertake Honours in the Bachelor of Applied Science
(Exercise and Sport Science) component of the double degree which is an additional year of
full-time study during the 4th year. This will extend the double degree to 6 years and 288
credit points.
1.4.2.1 Honours students will conduct a research project and write a thesis under the
supervision of a member of the academic staff. Admission will be based on the student's
marks across all units of study and the student must be eligible for the award of a pass
degree, as well as be considered by the head of the academic unit to have the aptitude to
conduct a research project.
1.4.3 As the Faculty of Science offers the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, which is the
higher degree, it is has responsibility of overall management of the program. However the
Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sport Science) component will be administered by
the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Master of Nutrition & Dietetics component will be
administered by the Faculty of Science.
1.4.4 The student is bound by the resolutions of the Faculty of Science when undertaking the
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics component of the double degree.
1.4.5 The Deans of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Science shall jointly exercise
authority in any matter concerning the double degree course not otherwise dealt with in these
Resolutions.
1.5 A unit of study shall consist of lectures together with such clinical, laboratory and tutorial
instruction, practical work, exercises and essays as may be prescribed by the Faculty or the
academic unit concerned.
1.5.1 The words 'to complete a unit of study' and derivative expressions mean:
1.5.1.1 to attend the lectures and the meetings, if any, for clinical, laboratory or tutorial
instruction; and
1.5.1.2 to obtain a passing grade for that unit of study in accordance with the assessment
criteria prescribed by the Faculty or the academic unit concerned.
1.5.2 A candidate permitted to re-enrol in a unit of study which has previously not been
satisfactorily completed shall, unless exempted by the Faculty, again complete all the work of
the unit.
1.6 Where in these resolutions a power is given to the Faculty or a head of the academic
unit, subject to any express indication to the contrary or resolution passed by the Faculty, the
Faculty or a head of the academic unit may, in their discretion, in any particular case:
1.6.1 exercise the power,
1.6.2 exercise the power conditionally, or
1.6.3 decline to exercise the power.
1.7 A candidate readmitted to candidature for the degree after an absence of more than one
year shall complete the degree under such conditions as the Faculty shall determine.
1.7.1 Except with the permission of the Faculty, on the recommendation of the head of the
academic unit concerned, a candidate shall not enter a unit of study unless entry
requirements prescribed for that unit of study have been satisfied.
1.8 A candidate may be granted credit towards the degree on the basis of a unit of study or
units of study regarded by the Faculty, on the recommendation of the head of academic unit
concerned, as equivalent in workload and academic standard, completed at another
university or other tertiary institution, provided that the maximum credit granted shall not
exceed the equivalent of two-thirds of the degree requirements for a program of three years
standard length or three-quarters for a program of four years length.
1.9 A candidate for the pass degree shall complete the units of study as set out in the tables
in respect of the appropriate degree area.
1.10 A candidate for the honours degree shall meet the requirements prescribed by the
Faculty for admission to the honours program and shall complete the units as set out in the
relevant entry for the degree in the Faculty of Health Sciences Handbook.
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2. Enrolment restrictions
2.1 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.
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                         Amendments to Resolutions of Senate

Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of Medicine
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty
of Medicine are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, 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 Clinical Surgery (DClinSurg)
1.5 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
1.6 Doctor of Public Health (DPH)
1.7 Master of Bioethics (MBEth)
1.8 Master of Bioethics (Honours) (MBEthHon)
1.9 Master of Biostatistics (MBiostat)
1.10 Master of Health Policy (MHPol)
1.11 Master of Indigenous Health Promotion (Substance Use) (MIndigH(SubUse))
1.12 Master of International Ophthalmology (MIOphth)
1.13 Master of International Public Health (MIntPH)
1.14 Master of Medical Education (MMedEd)
1.15 Master of Medical Humanities (MMedHum)
1.16 Master of Medicine (MMed)
1.17 Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)/Master of
Philosophy
1.18 Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
1.19 Master of Public Health (MPH)
1.20 Master of Public Health (Professional Practice) (MPH(Professional Practice))
1.21 Master of Qualitative Health Research (MQHR)
1.22 Master of Science in Medicine (MScMed)
1.23 Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human
Genetics)/Master of Philosophy
1.24 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 Commerce/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (BCom/MBBS)
2.3 Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (BEcon/MBBS)
2.4 Bachelor of Medical Science/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (BMedSc/
MBBS)
2.5 Bachelor of Music Studies/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
(BMusSt/MBBS)
2.6 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)
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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 in Qualitative Health Research (GradDipQHR)
3.15 Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine (GradDipScMed)
3.16 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)
4.2 Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics (GradCertBiostat)
4.3 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology (GradCertClinEpi)
4.4 Graduate Certificate in Health Policy (GradCertHPol)
4.5 Graduate Certificate in Infection and Immunity (GradCertInfnImm)
4.6 Graduate Certificate in Medical Education (GradCertMedEd)
4.7 Graduate Certificate in Medical Humanities (GradCertMedHum)
4.8 Graduate Certificate in Medicine (GradCertMed)
4.9 Graduate Certificate in Pain Management (GradCertPainMgt)
4.10 Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Health Research (GradCertQHR)
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)
5.10 Renal Medicine (RenalMed)
5.11 Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics (RHHG)
5.12 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV (STD/HIV)
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. The streams
shall be:
7.1 Cardiothoracic Surgery
7.2 Colorectal
7.3 Endocrine Surgery
7.4 Endovascular Surgery
7.5 Hand Surgery
7.6 Head and Neck
7.7 Neurosurgery
7.8 Orthopaedic
7.9 Otorhinolaryngology
7.10 Paediatric Surgery
7.11 Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery
7.12 Surgical Oncology
7.13 Transplant Surgery
7.14 Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
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7.15 Urology
7.16 Vascular Surgery
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)
9.8 Renal Medicine (RenalMed)
9.9 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV (STD/HIV)
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 certificate for the graduate diplomas shall specify the specialty in which the graduate
diploma is awarded.
12. The Graduate Certificate in Medicine shall be awarded in the following streams:
12.1 Dermatology (Derm)
12.2 Interdisciplinary Medicine (IntMed)
12.3 Paediatric Medicine (Paed)
12.4 Renal Medicine (RenalMed)
13. The certificate for the Graduate Certificate in Medicine shall specify the speciality in
which the graduate certificate is awarded.
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                           Amendment to Resolutions of Senate

Master of Public Health, Master of Public Health (Professional Practice), Graduate
Diploma in Public Health
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the Master of Public Health, Master of Public Health
(Professional Practice), Graduate Diploma in Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine are
amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows (additions indicated by underlined,
deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Public Health, Master of Public Health (Professional Practice), Graduate
Diploma in Public Health
1. Requirements for the Master of Public Health
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Public Health a candidate must:
1.1.1 successfully complete such units of study as may be prescribed by the Faculty on the
recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned;
1.1.2 enrol for and successfully complete units of study giving credit for a total of 48 credit
points; and
1.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
1.2 The head of the School of Public Health 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.
2. Requirements for the honours degree
2.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Public Health with honours a candidate must:
2.1.1 fulfil all of the requirements for the Master of Public Health as outlined in section 1 of
these resolutions; and
2.1.2 enrol for and successfully completed 48 credit points of coursework and 12 credit
points of research resulting in a successfully completed dissertation; and
2.1.3 obtain a weighted average mark of at least 70 percent in the coursework component of
the degree.
3. Requirements for the Master of Public Health (Professional Practice)
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Public Health (Professional Practice) a
candidate must:
3.1.1 fulfil all the requirements of the Master of Public Health as set out in section 1 of these
resolutions; and
3.1.2 enrol for and successfully complete 12 credit points of practice placement resulting in
successfully completed practice placement assessments, giving credit for a total of 60 credit
points.
3.2 The head of the School of Public Health shall report the result of the assessment of the
workplace practice, if any, to the Faculty which shall determine the results of the candidature.
4. Requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Public Health
4.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Public Health a candidate must:
4.1.1 successfully 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 enrol for and successfully complete units of study giving credit for a total of 36 credit
points; and
4.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
4.2 The head of the School of Public Health 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.
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                           Amendment to Resolutions of Faculty

Master of Public Health, Master of Public Health (Professional Practice), Graduate
Diploma in Public Health
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Public Health, Master of Public
Health (Professional Practice), Graduate Diploma in Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine
are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows (additions indicated by underlined,
deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Public Health, Master of Public Health (Professional Practice), Graduate
Diploma in Public Health
1. Admission
1.1 Except as provided for in Part 9, section 47 of the University of Sydney (Amendment Act)
Rule 1999 (as amended), the The Faculty may, on the recommendation of the head of the
School of Public Health, admit to candidature for the degree of Master of Public Health an
applicant who:
1.1.1 holds a degree from the University of Sydney for which the minimum time to qualify
was at least four academic years, or
1.1.2 has passed a preliminary examination or examinations prescribed by the Faculty,
unless exempted by the Faculty.
1.2 The Faculty may, on the recommendation of the head of the School of Public Health,
admit to candidature for the degree of Master of Public Health (Professional Practice) an
applicant who:
1.2.1 obtains a weighted average mark of at least 75% in the first 24 credit points of core
coursework undertaken for the Master of Public Health from the University of Sydney, and
1.2.2 satisfies any other requirements prescribed by the faculty such as provide a
satisfactory placement proposal.
1.3 Such a candidate shall thereupon cease to be a candidate for the Master of Public
Health.
1.4 Admission to the Master of Public Health (Professional Practice) will be limited by a quota
and entry will be based on applicants who are most meritorious in terms of 1.2 above.
1.5 Applications for admission to the Master of Public Health (Professional Practice) will only
be accepted from students commencing their Master of Public Health at the University of
Sydney in 2010 or later and the first placements will occur no earlier than 2011.
1.6 Except as provided for in Part 9, section 47 of the University of Sydney (Amendment Act)
Rule 1999 (as amended), the The Faculty may, on the recommendation of the head of the
School of Public Health, admit to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Public Health an
applicant who:
1.6.1 holds a degree from the University of Sydney or of another university or academic
institution approved by the Faculty and has completed units of study acceptable to the head
of the School of Public Health, or
1.6.2 has obtained such qualifications and completed such units of study as are acceptable
to the Faculty of Medicine and the Academic Board; or
1.6.3 furnishes such evidence of special fitness to enter upon systematic units of study in
public health as is acceptable to the Faculty.
1.7 An applicant for admission to candidature to the Master of Public Health or Graduate
Diploma of Public Health shall have held the qualification on the basis of which admission is
sought for at least one year prior to the commencement of candidature.
2. Units of study
2.1 For unit of study details relating to the degree of Master of Public Health, Master of Public
Health (Professional Practice) and the Graduate Diploma in Public Health refer to the Faculty
Handbook.
3. Requirements for the award courses
3.1 To qualify for the degree of Master of Public Health candidates must:
3.1.1 successfully complete such units of study within the general area of public health and
as may be prescribed by the Faculty on the recommendation of the head of the School of
Public Health, and
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3.1.2 enrol in and successfully complete units of study giving credit for a total of 48 credit
points, and
3.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
3.2 To qualify for the degree of Master of Public Health (Professional Practice) candidates
must:
3.2.1 enrol in and be assessed as successfully completing 12 credit points of practice
placement units of study giving credit for a total of 60 credit points, and
3.2.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
3.3 To qualify for the degree of Graduate Diploma in Public Health candidates must:
3.3.1 successfully complete such units of study within the general area of public health and
as may be prescribed by the Faculty on the recommendation of the head of the School of
Public Health, and
3.3.2 enrol in and successfully complete units of study giving credit for a total of 36 credit
points, and
3.3.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
4. Requirements for the award of honours
4.1 A candidate of the degree of Master of Public Health may be awarded the degree with
honours at graduation where the candidate:
4.1.1 has enrolled for and successfully completed 48 credit points of coursework and 12
credit points of research resulting in a successfully completed dissertation; and
4.1.2 has obtained a weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent in the coursework
component of the degree.
4.2 If a pass level degree of Master of Public Health has already been awarded, the testamur
will be replaced by the honours level degree testamur after completing all honours
requirements.
4.3 Not more than ten years shall have elapsed between a candidate being awarded the
pass level degree of Master of Public Health and beginning requirements for the award of
honours.
5. Award
5.1 The Graduate Diploma in Public Health shall all be awarded in one grade only, namely
pass.
5.2 The degree of Master of Public Health shall all be awarded as a pass degree or with
honours.
5.2.1 A candidate may be awarded the pass degree of Master of Public Health with merit at
graduation where the candidate has achieved a minimum average mark of 75 per cent upon
completion of all units.
5.3 The Master of Public Health (Professional Practice) shall be awarded in one grade only,
namely pass.
6. Award of Master of Public Health
6.1 A candidate for the degree of Master of Public Health (Professional Practice) may apply
for the award of the Master of Public Health if, in the opinion of the faculty and on the
recommendation of the head of the relevant discipline, the candidate fulfils the requirements
in 3. of these resolutions
6.2 Such a candidate shall thereupon cease to be a candidate for the previous award course.
7. Award of Graduate Diploma of Public Health
7.1 A candidate for the degree of Master of Public Health may apply for the award of the
Graduate Diploma in Public Health if, in the opinion of the faculty and on the
recommendation of the head of the relevant discipline, the candidate fulfils the requirements
in 3. of these resolutions
7.2 Such a candidate shall thereupon cease to be a candidate for the previous award course.
8. Method of progression
8.1 A candidate of the Graduate Diploma in Public Health shall proceed by coursework.
8.2 A candidate of the degree of Master of Public Health shall proceed by coursework or
coursework and dissertation.
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8.3 A candidate of the degree of Master of Public Health must achieve a minimum weighted
average mark of 70 per cent in the first 24 credit points of coursework to proceed by
coursework and dissertation.
8.4 A candidate of the degree of Master of Public Health proceeding by coursework and
dissertation must write a dissertation on a supervised project approved by the head of the
School of Public Health and lodge with the School of Public Health three copies of this
dissertation, typewritten and bound according to University requirements.
8.5 A candidate of the degree of Master of Public Health (Professional Practice) shall
proceed by workplace placement under the supervision of a workplace supervisor approved
by the Head of the School of Public Health.
9. Enrolment
9.1 A student must be enrolled in each semester in which he or she is actively completing the
requirements for the award course.
9.2 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.
10. Suspension of candidature: Master of Public Health (Professional Practice)
10.1 A candidate for the Master of Public Health (Professional Practice) will not be allowed to
suspend candidature apart from in exceptional circumstances and then only with the prior
approval of the workplace supervisor before applying to the faculty for suspension.
10.2 A candidate for the Master of Public Health (Professional Practice) who applies for
suspension must do so according to item 11. of these resolutions.
11. Suspension of candidature
11.1 A candidate who wishes to suspend their candidature must apply, in writing, to the
Faculty.
11.1.1 The application must be received by the Faculty prior to the commencement of the
relevant semester.
11.1.2 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.
11.1.3 Late applications may be considered at the Faculty's discretion.
11.1.4 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.
11.2 Where the candidate has previously had two semesters of suspension the application
will be considered by the Board of Postgraduate Studies for the Faculty.
12. Re-enrolment after an absence
12.1 A student must enrol in the semester following a period of approved suspension.
12.2 A student whose candidature has lapsed must apply for re-admission in accordance
with procedures determined by the Faculty.
13. Credit
13.1 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.
14. Time limits
14.1 A full-time candidate for the degree of Master of Public Health shall complete the
requirements for the degree not earlier than two semesters after the commencement of
candidature and not later than the end of the sixth semester of candidature, except with the
permission of the Faculty on the recommendation of the head of the School of Public Health.
14.2 A part-time candidate for the degree of Master of Public Health shall complete the
requirements for the degree not earlier than four semesters after the commencement of
candidature and not later than the end of the eighth semester of candidature, except with the
permission of the Faculty on the recommendation of the head of the School of Public Health.
14.3 A candidate for the degree of Master of Public Health(Professional Practice) shall
complete the requirements for the degree not earlier than the end of the first semester after
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commencing candidature in the Master of Public Health (Professional Practice) and not later
than the end of the second semester following completion of the requirements of the Master
of Public Health, except with the permission of the Faculty on the recommendation of the
head of the School of Public Health.
14.4 A full-time candidate for the Graduate Diploma in Public Health shall complete the
requirements for the degree not earlier than two semesters after the commencement of
candidature and not later than the end of the fourth semester of candidature, except with the
permission of the Faculty on the recommendation of the head of the School of Public Health.
14.5 A part-time candidate for the Graduate Diploma in Public Health shall complete the
requirements for the degree not earlier than four semesters after the commencement of
candidature and not later than the end of the sixth semester of candidature, except with the
permission of the Faculty on the recommendation of the head of the School of Public Health.
15. Examination
15.1 The head of the School of Public Health 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.
15.2 For examination of the dissertation component of the degree of Master of Public Health:
15.2.1 the head of the School of Public Health shall appoint at least two examiners for the
dissertation, of whom at least one shall be an internal examiner, and
15.2.2 the reports of the examiners shall be transmitted to the head of the School of Public
Health who shall make a recommendation concerning award of the degree.
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                                   Resolutions of Senate

Doctor of Clinical Surgery
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the Doctor of Clinical Surgery in the Faculty of
Medicine are inserted, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows:

Doctor of Clinical Surgery
1. Requirements for the Doctor of Clinical Surgery
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Doctor of Clinical Surgery a student must:
1.1.1 successfully complete units of study giving credit for a total of 144 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 Faculty

Doctor of Clinical Surgery
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Doctor of Clinical Surgery in the Faculty of
Medicine are inserted, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows:

Doctor of Clinical Surgery
1. Admission
1.1 Except as provided in Part 9, section 47 of the University of Sydney (Amendment Act)
Rule 1999, the Faculty may, on the recommendation of the Head of the Discipline of Surgery,
admit to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Clinical Surgery an applicant who:
1.1.1 holds a recognized medical degree to the satisfaction of the dean and
1.1.2 demonstrates advanced postgraduate knowledge of anatomy, surgical pathology and
applied physiology acquired either by a relevant postgraduate degree or equivalent to the
satisfaction of the dean, or
1.1.3 who has completed the Basic Training Requirements of the Royal Australasian College
of Surgeons or equivalent as determined by the dean or
1.1.4 already possess a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons or
equivalent and
1.1.5 fulfils any further requirements required by the faculty such as an entry interview or
examination.
2. Units of study
2.1 For details of units of study relating to the degree of Doctor of Clinical Surgery refer to the
Faculty Handbook.
2.2 In addition to the elective units of study listed in the Faculty Handbook students may
enrol in elective units of study that reflect their interests, including those from other faculties,
subject to appropriate approvals.
3. Requirements for the award courses
3.1 To qualify for the degree of Doctor of Clinical Surgery candidates must:
3.1.1 successfully complete such units of study as may be prescribed by the Faculty on the
recommendation of the Head of the Discipline of Surgery, and
3.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant by-laws, rules and resolutions of the
University, and
3.1.3.1 enrol for and successfully complete units of study, covering material new to the
candidate, giving credit for a total of 144 credit points.
4. Award
4.1 The Doctor of Clinical Surgery shall be awarded in one grade only, namely pass.
5. Method of progression
5.1 A candidate for the degree shall proceed by enrolling and completing units of study as
prescribed by the faculty.
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 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 item 1.
8. Discontinuation of enrolment
8.1 A candidate who wishes to discontinue enrolment from the Doctor of Clinical Surgery
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:
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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 Approval of a period of suspension will take into account the Candidate’s stage of training
and their skill competence.
9.2 Two sequential semesters of suspension will not be approved, apart from in exceptional
circumstances.
9.2.3 Late applications may be considered at the faculty’s discretion.
9.2.4 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.
9.3 Where the candidate has previously had two or more 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 requires students to demonstrate satisfactory progress with their studies as
set out in the current relevant University policy on progression.
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.
12.2 Candidates who possess the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
or equivalent may be granted advanced standing for up to 66 units of clinical coursework as
recommended by the admission panel chaired by the Head of the Discipline of Surgery
13. Time limits
13.1 A full-time candidate of the degree of Doctor of Clinical Surgery must complete the
requirements for the degree not earlier than three 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 five years after commencement of
candidature.
13.2 A part-time candidate of the degree of Doctor of Clinical Surgery must complete the
requirements for the degree not earlier than six 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 ten years after commencement of
candidature.
14. Examination
14.1 The head of the relevant discipline 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.
15. Research and dissertation
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15.1 The Faculty shall appoint, on the recommendation of the Associate Dean (Postgraduate
Studies), a supervisor and, preferably, an associate supervisor to oversee the research
component of the degree requirements.
15.2 The topic of the research shall be approved by the faculty.
15.3 As part of the candidature, candidates shall present at research seminars as required.
15.4 The candidate shall write a dissertation embodying the results of the research, which
shall
15.4.1 be of approximately 50,000 words in length;
15.4.2 be an original contribution to the subject concerned;
15.4.3 afford evidence of originality by the exercising of independent critical ability;
15.4.4 be a satisfactory literary presentation; and
15.4.5 contain material suitable for publication.
15.5 The candidate shall state in the dissertation 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.
15.6 The candidate may include in the dissertation published papers of which the candidate
is sole or joint author, provided that
15.6.1 the papers are based on work undertaken during the candidature for the degree;
15.6.2 the papers are identified as published work;
15.6.3 the papers are compatible with the overall coherence and organisation of the text of
the dissertation; and
15.6.4 the candidate provides evidence to identify satisfactorily the sections of work for which
the candidate is responsible, such as a signed, written statement from all authors attesting to
the contribution of the candidate.
15.6.5 Any other papers of which the candidate is sole or joint author may be lodged in
support of the dissertation.
15.7 A candidate may not present as the dissertation a work which has been presented for a
degree in this or another university, but will not be precluded from incorporating such in the
dissertation provided that in presenting the dissertation the candidate indicates the part of the
work which has been so incorporated.
15.8 The candidate shall lodge with the faculty three copies of this dissertation, typewritten
and bound.
15.9 The dissertation shall be accompanied by a statement from the supervisor stating
whether, in the supervisor’s opinion, the form of presentation of the dissertation is
satisfactory.
15.10 A satisfactory outcome of the examination of the dissertation is essential to meet the
degree requirements.
16. Examination of the dissertation
16.1 The examination of a dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Clinical Surgery shall
follow closely the examination process as stipulated by the Resolutions of the Academic
Board for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (with any reference to the PhD Award
Subcommittee being substituted by the Board of Postgraduate Studies) except for the
following variations:
16.1.1 The head of discipline shall recommend the appointment of two examiners of the
dissertation
16.1.1.1 of whom normally at least one shall be an external to the Faculty, not being a
member of staff or a clinical academic title holder of the faculty,
16.1.1.2 however, on the recommendation of the supervisor and head of department
concerned, both examiners may be from within the faculty.
16.1.2 Approval of the examiners is the responsibility of the Board of Postgraduate Studies.
16.1.3 The supervisor and head of discipline shall take all possible steps to ensure that
examiners are appointed within four weeks of the submission of the dissertation and where
this does not occur, shall report the circumstances to the Board of Postgraduate Studies.
16.1.4 The final approved version of the dissertation will be submitted electronically.
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                         Amendments to Resolutions of Senate

Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty
of Nursing and Midwifery are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
1. The degrees in the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery shall be:
1.1 Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration)
1.2 Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) (BN (Hons))
1.3 Bachelor of Nursing (Indigenous Australian Health) (BN(IAH))
1.4 Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Nursing
1.5 Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)/Master of Nursing
1.6 Bachelor of Science/Master of Nursing
1.7 Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing
1.8 Master of Cancer Nursing (MCaN)
1.9 Master of Cancer Nursing (Honours) (MCaN(Hons))
1.9 Master of Cancer & Haematology Nursing (MCaHaemN)
1.10 Master of Clinical Education (MClinEd)
1.11 Master of Clinical Education (Honours) (MClinEd(Hons))
1.10 Master of Clinical Nursing (MClinN)
1.13 Master of Clinical Nursing (Honours) (MClinN (Hons))
1.11 Master of Clinical Trials Research (MClinTRes)
1.12 Master of Emergency Nursing (MEmergN)
1.15 Master of Emergency Nursing (Honours) (MEmergN (Hons))
1.16 Master of Gerontic Nursing (MGerN)
1.17 Master of Gerontic Nursing (Honours) (MGerN (Hons))
1.13 Master of Health Services Management
1.14 Master of Intensive Care Nursing (MIntCarN)
1.20 Master of Intensive Care Nursing (Honours) (MIntCarN (Hons))
1.15 Master of Mental Health Nursing (MMHlthN)
1.22 Master of Mental Health Nursing Honours (MMHlthN (Hons))
1.23 Master of Midwifery (MMid)
1.24 Master of Midwifery Research (MMidRes)
1.25 Master of Midwifery Research (Honours) (MMidRes (Hons))
1.16 Master of Nursing (MN)
1.27 Master of Nursing (Honours) (MN (Hons))
1.17 Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) (MN (NP))
1.28 Master of Nursing Research (MNRes)
1.29 Master of Nursing Research (Honours) (MNRes (Hons))
1.18 Master of Philosophy (Nursing) (MPhil(Nurs))
1.31 Doctor of Midwifery (DM)
1.32 Doctor of Nursing (DN)
1.19 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
2. The diplomas in the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery shall be:
2.1 Graduate Diploma in Cancer Nursing (GradDipCaN)
2.2 Graduate Diploma in Cancer & Haematology Nursing (GradDipCaHaemN)
2.2 Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education (GradDipClinEd)
2.3 Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing (GradDipClinN)
2.4 Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research (GradDipClinTRes)
2.5 Graduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing (GradDipEmergN)
2.5 Graduate Diploma in Gerontic Nursing (GradDipGerN)
2.6 Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management (GradDipHSM)
2.6 Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing (GradDipICN)
2.7 Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing (GradDipMHN)
2.9 Graduate Diploma in Midwifery (GradDipMid)
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3. The certificates in the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery shall be:
3.1 Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing (GradCertCaN)
3.2 Graduate Certificate in Cancer & Haematology Nursing (GradCertCaHaemN)
3.2 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education (GradCertClinEd)
3.3 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (GradCertClinN)
3.4 Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing (GradCertEmergN)
3.5 Graduate Certificate in Gerontic Nursing (GradCertGerN)
3.5 Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing (GradCertMHN)
3.6 Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management
3.7 Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing (GradCertIntCareN)
3.8 Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing (GradCertMHlthN)
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                          Amendment to Resolutions of Senate

Master of Cancer and Haematology Nursing, Master of Clinical Education, Master of
Clinical Nursing, Master of Clinical Trials Research, Master of Emergency Nursing,
Master of Gerontic Nursing, Master of Intensive Care Nursing, Master of Mental Health
Nursing, Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner), Graduate Diploma in Cancer and
Haematology Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education, Graduate Diploma in
Clinical Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research, Graduate Diploma in
Emergency Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Gerontic Nursing, Graduate Diploma in
Intensive Care Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing, Graduate
Certificate in Cancer and Haematology Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Clinical
Education, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Emergency
Nursing, Graduate Certificate In Gerontic Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Intensive
Care Nursing and Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the Master of Cancer and Haematology Nursing,
Master of Clinical Education, Master of Clinical Nursing, Master of Clinical Trials Research,
Master of Emergency Nursing, Master of Gerontic Nursing, Master of Intensive Care Nursing,
Master of Mental Health Nursing, Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner), Graduate Diploma
in Cancer and Haematology Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education, Graduate
Diploma in Clinical Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research, Graduate Diploma
in Emergency Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Gerontic Nursing, Graduate Diploma in
Intensive Care Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing, Graduate Certificate in
Cancer and Haematology Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education, Graduate
Certificate in Clinical Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing, Graduate
Certificate In Gerontic Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing and Graduate
Certificate in Mental Health Nursing in the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery are amended,
with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions
indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Cancer and Haematology Nursing, Master of Clinical Education, Master of
Clinical Nursing, Master of Clinical Trials Research, Master of Emergency Nursing,
Master of Gerontic Nursing, Master of Intensive Care Nursing, Master of Mental Health
Nursing, Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
1. Requirements for the degree
1.1.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Cancer and Haematology Nursing, Master of
Clinical Education, Master of Clinical Nursing, Master of Clinical Trials Research, Master of
Emergency Nursing, Master of Gerontic Nursing, Master of Intensive Care Nursing, or the
Master of Mental Health Nursing or the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) a student
must:
1.1.2 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a minimum total of 72 credit
points; and
1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
2. Requirements for the honours degree
2.1 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.

Graduate Diploma in Cancer and Haematology Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Clinical
Education, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials
Research, Graduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Gerontic
Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Mental
Health Nursing
1. Requirements for the diploma
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Cancer and Haematology Nursing,
the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing, Graduate
Diploma in Clinical Trials Research, Graduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing, Graduate
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Diploma in Gerontic Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing or the Graduate
Diploma in Mental Health Nursing 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.

Graduate Certificate in Cancer and Haematology Nursing, Graduate Certificate in
Clinical Education, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing, Graduate Certificate in
Emergency Nursing, Graduate Certificate In Gerontic Nursing, Graduate Certificate in
Intensive Care Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing
1. Requirements for the certificate
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Cancer and Haematology Nursing,
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing, Graduate
Certificate in Emergency Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Gerontic Nursing, Graduate
Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing or the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing a
student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a minimum 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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                           Amendment to Resolutions of Faculty

Master of Cancer and Haematology Nursing, Master of Clinical Education, Master of
Clinical Nursing, Master of Clinical Trials Research, Master of Emergency Nursing,
Master of Gerontic Nursing, Master of Intensive Care Nursing, Master of Mental Health
Nursing, Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner), Graduate Diploma in Cancer and
Haematology Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education, Graduate Diploma in
Clinical Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research, Graduate Diploma in
Emergency Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Gerontic Nursing, Graduate Diploma in
Intensive Care Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing, Graduate
Certificate in Cancer and Haematology Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Clinical
Education, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Emergency
Nursing, Graduate Certificate In Gerontic Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Intensive
Care Nursing and Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Cancer and Haematology Nursing,
Master of Clinical Education, Master of Clinical Nursing, Master of Clinical Trials Research,
Master of Emergency Nursing, Master of Gerontic Nursing, Master of Intensive Care Nursing,
Master of Mental Health Nursing, Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner), Graduate Diploma
in Cancer and Haematology Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education, Graduate
Diploma in Clinical Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research, Graduate Diploma
in Emergency Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Gerontic Nursing, Graduate Diploma in
Intensive Care Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing, Graduate Certificate in
Cancer and Haematology Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education, Graduate
Certificate in Clinical Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing, Graduate
Certificate In Gerontic Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing and Graduate
Certificate in Mental Health Nursing in the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery are amended,
with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions
indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Cancer and Haematology Nursing, Master of Clinical Education, Master of
Clinical Nursing, Master of Clinical Trials Research, Master of Emergency Nursing,
Master of Gerontic Nursing, Master of Intensive Care Nursing, Master of Mental Health
Nursing, Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
1. Admission
1.1 Applicants for admission to candidature for the Master of Cancer and Haematology
Nursing, Master of Clinical Education, Master of Clinical Nursing, Master of Clinical Trials
Research, Master of Emergency Nursing, Master of Gerontic Nursing or the Master of Mental
Health Nursing shall:
1.1.1 be graduates of the University of Sydney holding a Bachelor of Nursing degree, or
another equivalent degree, with a minimum grade point average of credit or better; or
1.1.2 be graduates of other universities or other appropriate institutions who hold
qualifications equivalent to those specified in 1.1.1, with a minimum grade point average of
credit or better; or
1.1.3 hold a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in the area of specialisation in which
they will be studying from the University of Sydney or another university, or equivalent, taking
into account recognition of prior learning, normally with a minimum grade point average of
credit or better; or and
1.1.4 be a registered nurse with a minimum of five years experience in the field and can
demonstrate significant contribution to the development of the specialty, e.g., clinical
leadership, improvement of clinical standards, practice development, publications or
research; and
1.1.4 be registered to practise nursing in an Australian state or territory, or country in which
they are residing except in the case of Master of Clinical Trials Research where applicants
are required to be employed as a registered nurse or in health care research; and
1.1.5 meet the Faculty's English language requirements as follows:
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1.1.5.1 applicants with qualifications gained in a country other than Australia, where the
previous qualification was not taken in English, will be required to have a minimum IELTS of
7.0 with 7.0 in each band; and
1.1.5.2 meet minimum standards, as specified by the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, of:
1.1.5.2.1 written and verbal English language competence and interpersonal communication;
and
1.1.5.2.2 numeracy.
1.1.6 Meet the requirements for the relevant specialty area as outlined;
1.1.6.1 In the case of the Masters of Emergency or Intensive Care Nursing be employed as a
registered nurse for the duration of the course in an Emergency or Intensive Care area with
support from the NUM or supervisor in order to meet clinical assessment requirements.
1.1.6.2 In the case of the Master in Mental Health Nursing be employed as a registered
nurse, working primarily in the provision of care to people with mental health problems and
with support from the Nursing Unit Manager or supervisor in order to meet clinical
assessment requirements.
1.1.6.3 In the case of the Graduate Certificate in Cancer and Haematology Nursing be a
registered nurse, have the ability to negotiate clinical access for the purpose of completing
required assessments and or undertake required assessment by simulation within the faculty
1.1.6.4 In the case of the Master in Clinical Trials Research be employed as a registered
nurse or health care professional preferably working in the area of clinical trials or health care
research.
1.2 provided that with respect to clauses to clauses 1.1.1, 1.1.2 or
1.1.3 the degree shall not be older than 10 years since completion;
1.2.1 Degrees older than ten years will be considered subject to the applicant providing
further information substantiating continuing education and development; and
1.2.2 Admission to applicants with degrees older than ten years will be at the discretion of
the Dean;
1.3 Applicants with qualifications gained in a country other than Australia will be assessed on
the equivalence of their qualifications to Australian standards.
1.4 Candidates who do not meet the above criteria may be admitted by the Dean of the
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
1.5 Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
1.5.1 In the case of the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) in addition to the English
language requirements outlines in 1.1.6 shall
1.5.2 hold a minimum of a Graduate Certificate in the area of clinical practice that is relevant
to the nurse practitioner application or have equivalent knowledge and experience at an
advanced practice level as demonstrated by portfolio and referee reports. Referee reports
are expected to follow the format of the verification proforma developed by the Nurses and
Midwives Board (NSW); and
1.5.3 have a minimum of (3) years experience as a registered nurse, of which one (1) year
full time (or equivalent) experience is at an advanced practice level in the relevant area of
clinical practice
2. Requirements for the Degree
2.1 To qualify for the award of the degree:
2.1.1 those candidates admitted under 1.1.1, 1.1.2 or 1.1.4 shall:
2.1.1.1 complete a minimum of 72 60 credit points which includes a prescribed pattern of
study approved by the Faculty and provided in the unit of study tables for this degree listed in
chapters 11 to 14 of this handbook; and
2.1.2 those candidates admitted under 1.1.3 shall:
2.1.2.1 applicants that hold a Graduate Certificate complete 48 36 credit points which
includes a prescribed pattern of study approved by the Faculty and provided in the unit of
study tables for this degree listed in chapters 11 to 14 of this handbook; or
2.1.2.2 applicants that hold a Graduate Diploma complete 30 credit points which includes a
prescribed pattern of study approved by the Faculty and provided in the unit of study tables
for this degree listed in chapters 11 to 14 of this handbook; and
2.1.2.3 applicants who hold a Graduate Diploma from the University of Sydney that is an
embedded course within the degree may only be required to complete 12 credit points which
includes a prescribed pattern of study approved by the Faculty; and
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2.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University and Faculty.
2.1.4 Where appropriate, the Faculty reserves the right to require individual students to
undertake further or remedial theoretical, clinical or practical study in addition to the minimum
requirements set down in 2.1.1.1 and 2.1.2.1.
2.2 Students are required to attend clinical placements, fieldwork and laboratory sessions
clinical simulation and fieldwork as prescribed by the Faculty.
2.3 A candidate who is deemed to be unsatisfactory at any time during a clinical placement
or fieldwork may be failed in that unit of study and may be required to attend a Professional
Standards Sub-committee hearing. The Sub-committee may;
2.3.1 require the candidate to undertake units of study or clinical practice in addition to the
minimum credit point value for the degree set down in 2.1.1.1 or 2.1.2.1 above; and/or
2.3.2 ask the candidate to show good cause as to why they should be allowed to continue
the degree.
2.4 A candidate whose behaviour, performance or character may be considered to be
incompatible with the safe and professional practice of nurses or commits any serious breach
of the ethical standards required for the professional practice of nursing, or is convicted of an
indictable offence, or whose good standing with the registration authorities ceases, may be
required to attend a Professional Standards Sub-committee hearing. The Sub-committee
may;
2.4.1 require the candidate to undertake units of study or clinical practice or other
requirements in addition to the minimum credit point value for the degree set down in 2.1.1.1
or 2.1.2.1 above; and/or
2.4.2 ask the candidate to show good cause as to why they should be allowed to continue
the degree.
3. Award of the degree
3.1 Candidates who achieve an average of 75% will be eligible for admission to the degree
with merit. The Masters Degree shall only be awarded in one grade only, namely the pass
degree.
4. Cross institutional study
4.1 Provided that permission has been obtained in advance, the Dean may permit a student
to complete a unit of study at another institution and have that unit credited to his/her course
requirements provided that either:
4.1.1 the unit of study content is material not taught in any corresponding unit of study in the
University; or
4.1.2 the student is unable for good reason to attend a corresponding unit of study at the
University.
4. Time limit
4.1 A candidate for the degree may proceed on either a full-time or part-time basis.
4.1.1 A full-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree no later than at the
end of the sixth semester of candidature.
4.1.2 A part-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree no later than at
the end of the tenth semester of candidature.
4.1.3 All candidates must complete the requirements for the degree within five calendar
years of first enrolment inclusive of periods of suspension and exclusion.
5. Credit transfer policy
5.1 Credit granted on the basis of work completed or prior learning in another course at this
University or at another university may not exceed 48 30 credit points.
5.2 Credit granted on the basis of academic study in a course that is embedded within the
degree may not exceed 48 credit points.
5.2 Credit will not be granted for any units of study which were completed more than five ten
years before admission or re-admission to candidature.

Graduate Diploma in Cancer and Haematology Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Clinical
Education, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials
Research, Graduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Gerontic
Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Mental
Health Nursing
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1. Admission
1.1 Applicants for admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Cancer and
Haematology Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education, Graduate Diploma in Clinical
Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research, Graduate Diploma in Emergency
Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Gerontic Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care
Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing shall:
1.1.1 be graduates of the University of Sydney holding a Bachelor of Nursing degree; or
1.1.2 be graduates of other universities or other appropriate institutions who hold
qualifications equivalent to those specified in 1.1.1; or
1.1.3 hold a Graduate Certificate in the area of specialisation in which they will be studying
from the University of Sydney or another university, or equivalent, taking into account
recognition of prior learning; or
1.1.4 be a registered nurse with a minimum of five years experience in the field and can
demonstrate significant contribution to the development of the specialty, e.g., clinical
leadership, improvement of clinical standards, practice development, publications or
research; and
1.1.5 be registered as a nurse in Australia or in another country other than Australia except in
the case of Diploma in Clinical Trials Research were applicants are to be employed as a
registered nurse or in health care research; and,
1.1.6 meet the Faculty's English language requirements as follows:
1.1.6.1 applicants with qualifications gained in a country other than Australia, where the
previous qualification was not taken in English, will be required to have a minimum IELTS of
7.0 with 7.0 in each band; and
1.1.6.2 meet minimum standards, as specified by the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, of:
1.1.6.2.1 written and verbal English language competence and interpersonal communication;
and
1.1.6.2.2 numeracy.
1.1.7 Meet the requirements for the relevant specialty area as outlined;
1.1.7.1 In the case of the Graduate Diplomas in Emergency or Intensive Care Nursing be
employed as a registered nurse for the duration of the course in an Emergency or Intensive
Care area with support from the NUM or supervisor in order to meet clinical assessment
requirements.
1.1.7.2 In the case of the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing be employed as a
registered nurse, working primarily in the provision of care to people with mental health
problems and with support from the Nursing Unit Manager or supervisor in order to meet
clinical assessment requirements.
1.1.7.3 In the case of the Graduate Certificate in Cancer and Haematology Nursing be a
registered nurse, have the ability to negotiate clinical access for the purpose of completing
required assessments and or undertake required assessment by simulation within the faculty
1.1.7.4 In the case of the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research be employed as a
registered nurse or health care professional preferably working in the area of clinical trials or
health care research.
1.2 provided that with respect to clauses to clauses 1.1.1, 1.1.2 or
1.1.3 the degree shall not be older than 10 years since completion;
1.2.1 Degrees older than ten years will be considered subject to the applicant providing
further information substantiating continuing education and development; and
1.2.2 Admission to applicants with degrees older than ten years will be at the discretion of
the Dean;
1.3 Applicants with qualifications gained in a country other than Australia will be assessed on
the equivalence of their qualifications to Australian standards.
1.4 Candidates who do not meet the above criteria may be admitted by the Dean of the
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
2. Requirements for the Diploma
2.1 To qualify for the award of the course, a candidate must:
2.1.1 complete successfully 48 credit points as prescribed in the unit of study tables for this
course listed in chapters 11 to 13 of this handbook;
2.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of The
University of Sydney;
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2.1.3 where appropriate, the Faculty reserves the right to require individual students to
undertake further or remedial theoretical, clinical or practical study in addition to the minimum
requirements set down in 2.1.1.
2.2 Students are required to attend clinical placements and laboratory sessions clinical
simulation and fieldwork as prescribed by the Faculty.
2.3 A candidate who is deemed to be unsatisfactory at any time during a clinical requirement
for the award may be failed in that unit of study and may be required to attend a Professional
Standards Sub-committee hearing. The Sub-committee may;
2.3.1 require the candidate to undertake units of study or clinical practice in addition to the
minimum credit point value for the certificate set down in 2.1.1; and/or
2.3.2 ask the candidate to show good cause as to why they should be allowed to continue
the course.
2.4 A candidate whose behaviour, performance or character is considered to be incompatible
with the safe and professional practice of nurses or commits any serious breach of the
ethical standards required for the professional practice of nursing, or is convicted of an
indictable offence, or whose good standing with the registration authorities ceases, may be
required to attend a Professional Standards Sub-Committee hearing. The Sub-committee
may;
2.4.1 require the candidate to undertake units of study or clinical practice in addition to the
minimum credit point value for the degree set down in 2.1 above; and/or
2.4.2 ask the candidate to show good cause as to why they should be allowed to continue
the degree.
3. Award of the Diploma
3.1 The Graduate Diploma shall be awarded in one grade only, namely the Pass diploma.
4. Cross institutional study
4.1 Provided that permission has been obtained in advance, the Dean may permit a student
to complete a unit of study at another institution and have that unit credited to his/her course
requirements provided that either:
4.1.1 the unit of study content is material not taught in any corresponding unit of study in the
University; or
4.1.2 the student is unable for good reason to attend a corresponding unit of study at the
University.
4. Time limit
4.1 A candidate for the degree may proceed on either a full-time or part-time basis:
4.1.1 a full-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree no later than at the
end of the fourth semester of candidature;
4.1.2 a part-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree no later than at
the end of the eighth semester of candidature;
4.1.3 all candidates must complete the requirements for the degree within four calendar
years of first enrolment inclusive of periods of suspension and exclusion.
5. Credit transfer policy
5.1 Credit granted on the basis of work completed or prior learning in another course at this
University or at another university or institution may not exceed 18 credit points.
5.2 Credit will not be granted for any units of study which were completed more than five ten
years before admission or re-admission to candidature.

Graduate Certificate in Cancer and Haematology Nursing, Graduate Certificate in
Clinical Education, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing, Graduate Certificate in
Emergency Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Gerontic Nursing, Graduate Certificate in
Intensive Care Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing
1. Admission
1.1 Applicants for admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Cancer and
Haematology Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education, Graduate Certificate in
Clinical Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Gerontic
Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing or the Graduate Certificate in Mental
Health Nursing shall:
1.1.1 be graduates of the University of Sydney holding a Bachelor of Nursing degree; or
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1.1.2 be graduates of other universities or other appropriate institutions who hold
qualifications equivalent to those specified in 1.1.1; or
1.1.3 be a registered nurse with a minimum of five years experience in the field and can
demonstrate significant contribution to the development of the specialty, e.g., clinical
leadership, improvement of clinical standards, practice development, publications or
research; and
1.1.4 be registered as a nurse in Australia, or in a country other than Australia; and
1.1.5 be a registered nurse in a country other than Australia; and
1.1.5 meet the Faculty's English language requirements as follows:
1.1.5.1 applicants with qualifications gained in a country other than Australia, where the
previous qualification was not taken in English, will be required to have a minimum IELTS of
7.0 with 7.0 in each band; and
1.1.5.2 meet minimum standards, as specified by the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, of:
1.1.5.2.1 written and verbal English language competence and interpersonal communication;
and
1.1.5.2.2 numeracy.
1.1.6 Meet the requirements for the relevant specialty area as outlined;
1.1.6.1 In the case of the Graduate Certificates in Emergency or Intensive Care Nursing be
employed as a registered nurse for the duration of the course in an Emergency or Intensive
Care area with support from the NUM or supervisor in order to meet clinical assessment
requirements; or
1.1.6.2 In the case of the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing be employed as a
registered nurse, working primarily in the provision of care to people with mental health
problems and with support from the Nursing Unit Manager or supervisor in order to meet
clinical assessment requirements; or
1.1.6.3 In the case of the Graduate Certificate in Cancer and Haematology Nursing be
employed as a registered nurse, have the ability to negotiate clinical access for the purpose
of completing required assessments and or undertake required assessment by simulation
within the faculty
1.2 provided that with respect to clauses to clauses 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 the degree shall not be
older than 10 years since completion;
1.2.1 degrees older than ten years will be considered subject to the applicant providing
further information substantiating continuing education and development; and
1.2.2 admission to applicants with degrees older than ten years will be at the discretion of the
Dean;
1.3 Applicants with qualifications gained in a country other than Australia will be assessed on
the equivalence of their qualifications to Australian standards.
1.4 Candidates who do not meet the above criteria may be admitted by the Dean of Faculty
of Nursing and Midwifery.
2. Requirements for the Certificate
2.1 To qualify for the award of the course, a candidate must:
2.1.1 complete successfully 24 credit points as prescribed in the unit of study tables for this
course listed in chapters 11 and 12 of this handbook;
2.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of The
University of Sydney;
2.1.3 where appropriate, the Faculty reserves the right to require individual students to
undertake further or remedial theoretical, clinical or practical study in addition to the minimum
requirements set down in 2.1.1.
2.2 Students are required to attend clinical placements and laboratory sessions clinical
simulation and fieldwork as prescribed by the Faculty.
2.3 A candidate who is deemed to be unsatisfactory at any time during a clinical requirement
for the award may be failed in that unit of study and may be required to attend a Professional
Standards Sub-committee hearing. The Sub-committee may;
2.3.1 require the candidate to undertake units of study or clinical practice in addition to the
minimum credit point value for the certificate set down in 2.1.1; and/or
2.3.2 ask the candidate to show good cause as to why they should be allowed to continue
the course.
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2.4 A candidate whose behaviour, performance or character is considered to be incompatible
with the safe and professional practice of nurses or commits any serious breach of the
ethical standards required for the professional practice of nursing, or is convicted of an
indictable offence, or whose good standing with the registration authorities ceases, may be
required to attend a Professional Standards Sub-Committee hearing. The Sub-committee
may;
2.4.1 require the candidate to undertake units of study or clinical practice in addition to the
minimum credit point value for the degree set down in 2.1 above; and/or
2.4.2 ask the candidate to show good cause as to why they should be allowed to continue
the degree.
3. Award of the Certificate
3.1 The Graduate Certificate shall be awarded in one grade only, namely the Pass certificate.
4. Cross institutional study
4.1 Provided that permission has been obtained in advance, the Dean may permit a student
to complete a unit of study at another institution and have that unit credited to his/her course
requirements provided that either:
4.1.1 the unit of study content is material not taught in any corresponding unit of study in the
University; or
4.1.2 the student is unable for good reason to attend a corresponding unit of study at the
University.
4. Time limit
4.1 A candidate for the degree may proceed on a part-time basis.
4.1.1 Candidates shall complete the requirements for the degree no later than at the end of
the fifth semester of candidature.
4.1.2 All candidates must complete the requirements for the degree within two and a half
calendar years of first enrolment inclusive of periods of suspension and exclusion.
5. Credit transfer policy
5.1 Credit granted on the basis of work completed or prior learning in another course at this
University or at another university or institution may not exceed 24 credit points.
5.2 Credit granted on the basis of work completed at an institution other than a university
may not exceed 18 credit points.
5.2 Credit will not be granted for any units of study which were completed more than five ten
years before admission or re-admission to candidature.
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                         Amendments to Resolutions of Senate

Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of Science
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty
of Science are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, 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)) Bachelor of Science /Master of
Nutrition and Dietetics (BSc/MND)
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) (MAppSc(MBT))
1.8.1.7 Master of Applied Science (Neuroscience) (MAppSc(NeuroSc))
1.8.1.8 Master of Applied Science (Photonics) (MAppSc(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)
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2.2 Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)/Bachelor of Science
(Nutrition)
2.32 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts (BSc/BA)
2.43 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science (BE/BSc)
2.54 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce (BSc/BCom)
2.65 Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Science (BN/BSc)
2.76 Bachelor of Education (Secondary:Science) and Bachelor of Science
(BEd(Secondary:Science)/BSc)
2.87 Bachelor of Education (Secondary:Mathematics) and Bachelor of Science
(BEd(Secondary:Mathematics)/BSc)
2.98 Bachelor of Education (Secondary:Science) and Bachelor of Science
(BEd(Secondary)/BSc(Psychology))
2.109 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Medical Science (BE/BMedSc)
2.110 Bachelor of Science (Advanced)/MBBS (BSc(Adv)/MBBS)
2.1211 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 streams:
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)
3.1 Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences
3.2 Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)/Master of Nutrition and
Dietetics (BAppSc(Ex&SpSc)/MNutrDiet)
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:
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5.3.1.1 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (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))
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)
6. The testamur for the Bachelor of Science shall specify the stream for which the degree is
being awarded.
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                                 Resolutions of the Faculty

Bachelor of Science/Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Science/Master of Nutrition and
Dietetics in the Faculty of Science are inserted, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows:

Bachelor of Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
1. Admission
1.1 All applicants for admission to candidature to the double degree in the Faculty of Science
will be subject to the Undergraduate Admissions policy of the University of Sydney
2. Units of Study
2.1 The units of study for the Bachelor of Science degree are set out in Table 1 of the Faculty
of Science Handbook.
2.2 The units of study for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics degree are set out in the
Faculty of Science Handbook.
3. Requirements for the double degree
3.1 To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Science/ Master of Nutrition and Dietetics a
student shall complete 240 units of study in accordance with the resolutions for each of those
degrees as set out in the Faculty of Science Handbook and in these resolutions.
3.4 To qualify for the award of the BSc students must complete at least 144 credit points and
for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics the specified 96 credit points.
3.5 In the case of any inconsistency between these resolutions and resolutions for the
Bachelor of Science or the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics degree, these resolutions shall
prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.
3.6 Bachelor of Science
3.6.1 Students shall complete:
3.6.1.1 at least one major from Science subject areas of Biochemistry, Physiology,
Microbiology or Psychology included in Table I;
3.6.1.2 at least 12 credit points from the Science subject areas of Mathematics and Statistics
including 3 credit points of statistics;
3.6.1.3 at least 12 credit points of Junior units of study from chemistry;
3.6.1.4 at least 6 credit points of Junior units of study from biology;
3.6.1.5 at least 12 credit points from two Science subject areas other than specified above;
3.2.1.6 no more than 60 credit points from Junior units of study.
3.3 A student who is suitably qualified may undertake an Honours year in the Bachelor of
Science degree before continuing to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics degree.
3.4 Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
3.4.1 A student shall not proceed to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics degree until the
student has completed all requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.
4. Satisfactory progress
4.1 To maintain satisfactory progress, a student shall obtain a Weighted Average Mark of 65
for the Bachelor of Science degree.
4.2 A student who has not obtained the required Weighted Average Mark of 65 at the
completion of the Bachelor of Science degree shall not proceed to the Master of Nutrition
and Dietetics. The student shall graduate with the Bachelor of Science degree only.
4.3 Satisfactory progress using a WAM calculation is assessed at the conclusion of semester
2 of the final year.
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                                  Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics in the Faculty
of Science are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows (additions indicated by
underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
Course rules
1. Admission
1.1 The Faculty of Science, on the recommendation of the Nutrition Program Committee,
may admit to candidature for the degree:
1.1.1 graduates of the University of Sydney who have, unless exempted by the Nutrition
Program Committee, completed acceptable units of study in Biochemistry and Human
Physiology.
1.1.2 graduates of other universities who have qualifications equivalent to those specified in
1.1.1, and on such conditions as the Nutrition Program Committee may prescribe.
1.2 The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics provides training in Nutrition and Dietetics for
science graduates who have not completed the degree of Bachelor of Science (Nutrition).
1.1.3 graduates of the Bachelor of Science degree undertaken as part of the double Bachelor
of Science/ Master of Nutrition and Dietetics degree.
1.1.4 graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Sport and Exercise Science) degree
undertaken as part of the double Bachelor of Applied Science (Sport and Exercise Science)/
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics degree.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics are listed in subsection 4.1.
2.2 Credit point value, assumed knowledge, corequisites, prerequisites and any special
conditions are included in description of units of study associated with this course.
3. Requirements for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
3.1 Candidates for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics are required to complete
satisfactorily units of study granting a minimum of 48 credit points selected from the table of
units of study in subsection 4.1, in their first year of study.
3.2 In the second year of candidature a candidate will:
3.2.1 undertake training in the dietetics departments of primary health care settings;
3.2.2 complete further units of study as prescribed by the Program Committee in Nutrition
and Dietetics; and
3.2.3 undertake a project approved by the unit of study coordinator. The results of this
project shall be presented for examination in the form of a long essay.
Faculty rules
4. Details of units of study
4.1 The units of study for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics are listed in the following table

Unit of study                                                Credit points
Year 1, Semester 1
NTDT5501      Nutritional Science                            6
NTDT5502      Food Science                                   3
NTDT5503      Dietary Intake & Nutritional Assessment        6

NTDT5504        Communications A                             3
NTDT5305        Food Service Management                      6

Year 1, Semester 2
NTDT5307      Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics               12
NTDT5308      Community and Public Health Nutrition          10

NTDT5309      Communication                                  2
Year 2, Semester by arrangement
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NTDT5310        Nutrition Research Project                 24
NTDT5311        Nutrition Practice                         12
NTDT5312        Nutrition & Dietetics Training Placemen    12

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 A candidate shall complete in the first year of candidature such units of study as
described in table 4.1 above.
4.7 The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics shall be awarded in two grades, namely Pass and,
in the case of an outstanding candidates, Pass with Merit.
5. Enrolment in more/less than minimum load
5.1 A candidate for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics may proceed on a full-time basis
only.
6. Cross-institutional study
6.1 Cross institutional study shall not be available to students enrolled in Master of Nutrition
and Dietetics, 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 Master of Nutrition and Dietetics shall be governed by the rule as
follows:
11.1.2 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 12cp at any stage of enrolment in the
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics 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 terminated and the student will not be permitted to re-enrol.
11.1.3 Any candidate who fails to complete satisfactorily a clinical training placement unit of
study at the second attempt will be deemed to have failed to complete the course
requirements and their candidature will be terminated by the Dean.
12. Time limit
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12.1 A candidate for the degree shall be enrolled full-time and, except with the permission of
the Faculty of Science, shall complete the requirements for the degree no later than two
years from the date of first enrolment.
13. Assessment policy
13.1 On completion of the requirements for the degree, the Faculty shall determine the result
of the candidature, on the recommendation of the Nutritional Science Program Committee,
acting on a report from the Head of the Human Nutrition unit.
14. Credit transfer policy
14.1 Credit is not available in the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics for previous study.
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                          Amendments to Resolutions of Senate

Master of Bioethics, Graduate Diploma in Bioethics, Graduate Certificate in Bioethics,
Graduate Certificate In Bioethics (Biotechnology), Graduate Certificate In Bioethics
(Clinical Ethics)
The Resolutions of Senate relating to the Master of Bioethics, Graduate Diploma in
Bioethics, Graduate Certificate in Bioethics, Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Biotechnology)
and Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Clinical Ethics) in the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty
of Science are amended, with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows (additions indicated by
underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Bioethics, Graduate Diploma in Bioethics, Graduate Certificate in Bioethics,
Graduate Certificate In Bioethics (Biotechnology), Graduate Certificate In Bioethics
(Clinical Ethics)

1. Requirements for the Master of Bioethics
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Bioethics by coursework a student must:
1.1.1 complete such units of study as may be prescribed by the Faculty of Science as
detailed in the Faculty of Science Handbook;
1.1.2 complete the specified number of credit points as detailed in the Faculty of Science
Handbook;
1.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
2. Requirements for the Master of Bioethics honours degree
2.1 To qualify for the award of the honours degree, candidates must complete the honours
requirements published in the Faculty of Science Handbook relating to the course.
3. Requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Bioethics
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Bioethics by coursework a student
must:
3.1.1 complete such units of study as may be prescribed by the Faculty of Science as
detailed in the Faculty of Science Handbook;
3.1.2 complete the specified number of credit points as detailed in the Faculty of Science
Handbook;
3.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
4. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics
4.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics by coursework a student
must:
4.1.2 complete such units of study as may be prescribed by the Faculty of Science as
detailed in the Faculty of Science Handbook;
4.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
5. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Biotechnology)
5.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Biotechnology) by
coursework a student must:
5.1.1 complete such units of study as may be prescribed by the Faculty of Science as
detailed in the Faculty of Science Handbook;
5.1.2 complete the specified number of credit points as detailed in the Faculty of Science
Handbook;
5.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
6. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Clincal Ethics)
6.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Clinical Ethics) by
coursework a student must:
6.1.1 complete such Units of study as may be prescribed by the Faculty of Science as
detailed in the Faculty of Science Handbook;
6.1.2 complete the specified number of credit points as detailed in the Faculty of Science
Handbook;
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6.1.3 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 Bioethics, Graduate Diploma in Bioethics, Graduate Certificate in Bioethics,
Graduate Certificate In Bioethics (Biotechnology), Graduate Certificate In Bioethics
(Clinical Ethics)
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Bioethics, Graduate Diploma in
Bioethics, Graduate Certificate in Bioethics, Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Biotechnology)
and Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Clinical Ethics) in the Faculty of Science are amended,
with effect from 1 January 2010, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions
indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Bioethics, Master of Bioethics (Honours), Graduate Diploma in Bioethics,
Graduate Certificate in Bioethics, Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Biotechnology)
and Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Clinical Ethics)
1. Admission
1.1 The Dean of the Faculty of Science may admit to candidature for:
1.1.1 the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics, Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Biotechnology),
Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Clinical Ethics), Graduate Diploma in Bioethics and Master
of Bioethics:
1.1.1.1 an applicant who is the holder of a Bachelor's degree or any equivalent award in
science, medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, philosophy/ethics, sociology,
anthropology, history, law, or other relevant field;
1.1.2 the Master of Bioethics (Honours):
1.1.2.1 an applicant who has completed at least four units of study in the University's
Postgraduate Program in Bioethics and who holds at least a distinction average for units of
study taken in the University's Postgraduate Program in Bioethics.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study for these award courses are listed in the tables for Bioethics
Postgraduate coursework degrees in subsection 4.1 of these resolutions this chapter of the
Faculty of Science Handbook.
2.2 Credit point value, assumed knowledge, corequisites, prerequisites and any special
conditions are included in the description of units of study associated with these resolutions.
3. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics, Graduate Certificate in
Bioethics (Biotechnology), Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Clinical Ethics), Graduate
Diploma in Bioethics, Master of Bioethics, Master of Bioethics (Honours)
3.1 Candidates for the GradCertBEth are required to complete satisfactorily units of study
granting a minimum of 24 credit points selected from units of study approved from time to
time by the Faculty.
3.1.2 They must complete BETH5000 and three Foundational units of study.
3.2 Candidates for the GradCertBEth(BTech) are required to complete satisfactorily units of
study granting a minimum of 24 credit points selected from units of study approved from time
to time by the Faculty.
3.2.1 They must complete BETH5000, BETH5201, BETH5202 and one Foundational unit.
3.3 Candidates for the GradCertBEth(ClinEth) are required to complete satisfactorily units of
study granting a minimum of 24 credit points selected from units of study approved from time
to time by the Faculty.
3.3.1 They must complete BETH5000 and BETH5204, and two additional units of study
(Foundational or Elective).
3.2 Candidates for the GradDipBEth are required to complete satisfactorily units of study
granting a minimum of 36 credit points selected from units of study approved from time to
time by the Faculty.
3.2.1 They must complete BETH5000, three Foundational units, and two additional units of
study (Foundational or elective).
3.3 Candidates for the MBEth are required to complete satisfactorily units of study granting a
minimum of 48 credit points selected from units of study approved from time to time by the
Faculty.
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3.3.1 They must complete BETH5000, four Foundational units, and three Elective units of
study.
3.4 Candidates for the MBEthHon are required to complete satisfactorily units of study
granting a minimum of 60 credit points selected from units of study approved from time to
time by the Faculty.
3.4.1 They must complete the BETH5000, four Foundational units, three Elective units, and
two Research Project units of study.
Faculty rules
4. Details of units of study
4.1 The units of study for the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics, Graduate Certificate in
Bioethics (Biotechnology), Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Clinical Ethics), Graduate
Diploma in Bioethics, Master of Bioethics, Master of Bioethics (Honours) are listed in the
following tables of units of study in this chapter of the Faculty of Science Handbook:.
4.1.1 Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (GradCertBEth)
Unit of study                                       cp Sem
Compulsory
BETH5000 Core Concepts in Bioethics                 6        1
Foundational
BETH5101 Introduction to Ethical Reasoning 6                 1
BETH5102 Philosophy of Medicine                     6        1
BETH5103 Biomedicine and Society                    6        2
BETH5104 Bioethics, Law and Society                 6        1
BETH5205 Ethics and Mental Health                   6        2

4.1.2 Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Biotechnology) (GradCertBEthBTech)
Unit of study                                                cp Sem
Compulsory
BETH5000 Core Concepts in Bioethics                          6      1
BETH5201 Ethics and Biotechnology: Genes and Stem Cells 6           2
BETH5202 Human and Animal Research Ethics                    6      2
Foundational
BETH5101 Introduction to                                     6      1
             Ethical Reasoning
BETH5102 Philosophy of Medicine                              6      1
BETH5103 Biomedicine and Society                             6      2
BETH5104 Bioethics, Law and Society                          6      1
BETH5205 Ethics and Mental Health                            6      2

4.1.4 Graduate Diploma in Bioethics (GradDipBEth)
Unit of study                                                  cp Sem
Compulsory
BETH5000 Core Concepts in Bioethics                            6         1
Foundational
BETH5101 Introduction to Ethical Reasoning                     6         1
BETH5102 Philosophy of Medicine                                6         1
BETH5103 Biomedicine and Society                               6         2
BETH5104 Bioethics, Law and Society                            6         1
Electives
BETH5201 Ethics and Biotechnology: Genes and Stem Cells        6         2
BETH5202 Human and Animal Research Ethics                      6         2
BETH5203 Ethics and Public Health                              6         2
BETH5204 Clinical Ethics                                       6         1

4.1.5 Master of Bioethics (MBEth)
Unit of study                                                  cp Sem
Compulsory
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BETH5000 Core Concepts in Bioethics                               6        1
Foundational
BETH5101 Introduction to Ethical Reasoning                        6        1
BETH5102 Philosophy of Medicine                                   6        1
BETH5103 Biomedicine and Society                                  6        2
BETH5104 Bioethics, Law and Society                               6        1
Elective
BETH5201 Ethics and Biotechnology: Genes and Stem Cells           6        2
BETH5202 Human and Animal Research Ethics                         6        2
BETH5203 Ethics and Public Health                                 6        2
BETH5204 Clinical Ethics                                          6        1

4.1.6 Master of Bioethics (Honours) (MBEthHon)
Unit of study                                                     cp Sem
Compulsory
BETH5000 Core Concepts in Bioethics                               6           1
BETH5301 Research Project A                                       6     1 and 2
BETH5302 Research Project B                                       6     1 and 2
Foundational
BETH5101 Introduction to                                          6            1
             Ethical Reasoning
BETH5102 Philosophy of Medicine                                   6            1
BETH5103 Biomedicine and Society                                  6            2
BETH5104 Bioethics, Law and Society                               6            1
Elective
BETH5201 Ethics and Biotechnology: Genes and Stem Cells           6            2
BETH5202 Human and Animal Research Ethics                         6            2
BETH5203 Ethics and Public Health                                 6            2
BETH5204 Clinical Ethics                                          6            1

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, upon the recommendation of the course coordinator, may allow substitution of
any unit of study by another unit of study (up to a maximum of two units of study), for
candidates with the appropriate background/experience.
4.6.1 Candidates (for all degrees) with special aims/interests may be permitted to substitute
one relevant non-BETH postgraduate unit of study (in History, Medical Humanities, or Law,
for example) for specifically required units upon approval of the course coordinator and
Dean.
4.7 The Master of Bioethics shall be awarded in two grades, namely Pass and, in the case of
an outstanding candidate, Pass with Merit.
5. Enrolment in more/less than minimum load
5.1 A candidate may proceed on either a full-time or a part-time basis.
6. Cross-institutional study
6.1 Cross-institutional study shall not be available to students enrolled in the Graduate
Certificate in Bioethics, the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Biotechnology), the Graduate
Certificate in Bioethics (Clinical Ethics), the Graduate Diploma in Bioethics, the Master of
Bioethics, and the Master of Bioethics (Honours), except where the University of Sydney has
a formal Cooperation Agreement with another University.
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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 shall be governed by the rules as follows:
11.2 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 12credit points at any stage of enrolment
in the Master of Bioethics or Master of Bioethics (Honours) 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 Bioethics;
11.3 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 12 credit points at any stage of enrolment
in the Master of Bioethics and/or Master of Bioethics (Honours) and/or the Graduate Diploma
in Bioethics 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 Bioethics.
11.4 A student who has failed a cumulative total of more than 18 credit points in the Master
of Bioethics and/or Master of Bioethics (Honours) and/or the Graduate Diploma in Bioethics
and/or the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics and/or the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics
(Biotechnology) and/or the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Clinical Ethics) 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.
12. Time limit
12.1 A candidate for the GradCertBEth shall complete the requirements for the award in a
minimum of one semester and a maximum of five semesters, and (in the event of
suspension) except with permission of the Dean within three calendar years of admission to
candidature.
12.2 A candidate for the GradCertBEth(BTech) shall complete the requirements for the
award in a minimum of two semesters and a maximum of five semesters, and (in the event of
suspension) except with permission of the Dean within three calendar years of admission to
candidature.
12.3 A candidate for the GradCertBEth(ClinEth) shall complete the requirements for the
award in a minimum of one semester and a maximum of five semesters, and (in the event of
suspension) except with permission of the Dean within three calendar years of admission to
candidature.
12.4 A candidate for the GradDipBEth shall complete the requirements for the award in a
minimum of two semesters and a maximum of eight semesters, and (in the event of
suspension) except with permission of the Dean within five calendar years of admission to
candidature.
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12.5 A candidate for the MBEth shall complete the requirements for the award in a minimum
of two semesters and a maximum of ten semesters, and (in the event of suspension) except
with permission of the Dean within six calendar years of admission to candidature.
12.6 A candidate for the MBEthHon shall complete the requirements for the award in a
minimum of three semesters and a maximum of twelve semesters, and (in the event of
suspension) except with permission of the Dean within seven calendar years of admission to
candidature.
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 may be available in the GradCertBEth, GradCertBEth(BTech),
GradCertBEth(ClinEth), GradDipBEth, MBEth and MBEth(Hon) for postgraduate study which
has been undertaken at the University of Sydney (either within the Postgraduate Program in
Bioethics or through the University's Professional Master of Medicine Program) within the
past three years and for which no award has been conferred.
14.1.2 If an award has been conferred for this study, credit is not available within any of the
Bioethics programs.
14.2 A candidate who has qualified for the award of GradCertBEth, GradCertBEth(BTech), or
GradCertBEth(ClinEth) may transfer, within three years, to the GradDipBEth, MBEth or
MBEth (Hon) and receive credit for up to 24 credit points from the GradCertBEth,
GradCertBEth(BTech), or GradCertBEth(ClinEth).
14.3 To transfer to the MBEth(Hon) the candidate must satisfy admission requirements in
sub-section 1.1.2 of the Resolutions of Faculty.
14.4 A candidate who has qualified for the award of GradDipBEth may transfer, within three
years, to the MBEth or MBEth(Hon) and receive credit for up to 36 credit points from the
GradDipBEth.
14.5 A candidate who has qualified for the award of MBEth may transfer, within three years,
to the MBEth(Hon) and receive credit for up to 48 credit points from the MBEth.
14.5.1 To transfer to MBEth(Hon) the candidate must satisfy admission requirements in
subsection 1.1.2.
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Minor Course Amendment Proposal

Faculty/Board of Studies: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Contact person:         Dr Damien Field
                        Ph. 9531 2527, e-mail : d.field@usyd.edu.au

1.     Name of award course
       Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Agriculture

2.     Purpose of proposal
       The purpose of this proposal is to amend the Postgraduate degree resolutions and
       policies, Resolutions of the Faculty, for the award courses Graduate Certificate,
       Graduate Diploma and Master of Agriculture to:

          I. accommodate the inclusion of a capstone experience into the award course as
             defined by the new University of Sydney (Postgraduate Coursework) Rule,
             which is currently being considered by the Senate for implementation in 2010.
             This Faculty has a long history of a research intensive culture maintained by
             staff and postgraduate (and undergraduate) students. As described in the
             University of Sydney (Postgraduate Coursework) Rule the Faculty will adopt the
             requirement that students undertake a major research project as their capstone
             experience in the Master of Agriculture degree.
         II. remove the table(s) listing units of study from the Resolutions of the Faculty
             negating the need to request an amendment to the Resolutions of the Faculty if
             units of study are created or removed to accommodate changes in the needs of
             the teaching and learning in the Faculty, University and broader community.
        III. remove the listing of subject areas from the Resolutions of the Faculty removing
             the need to request an amendment to the degree resolutions and policies,
             Resolutions of the Faculty as subject areas are created or removed to
             accommodate changes in the needs of the teaching and learning in the Faculty,
             University and broader community.
        IV. include changes to the Faculty’s requirements for satisfactory progress that
             reflect the recommendations of the Graduate Studies Committee

3.     Details of amendment
       The complete emended resolutions are attached.

       Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
       10. Postgraduate degree resolutions and policies

       Resolutions of the Faculty 2009, p85-87, :

       1.3 Students may commence candidature in either first or second semester subject to
       the candidate being able to meet the requirements for the degree as described in
       Clause 4 of these resolutions.

       4.1.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate complete a total of 24 credit points
       made up of 12 credit points from their selected specialisation as specified in TABLE A
       and the balance from elective units chosen from any other units listed in TABLE B
       (subject to meeting prior learning requirements and timetabling) Candidates for the
       Graduate Certificate complete a total of 24 credit points made up from a selection of
       units specified in the units of study Tables in Chapter 8.
       4.2.1 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma complete a total of 36 credit points made
       up of 18 credit points from their selected specialisation as specified in TABLE A and
       the balance from elective units chosen from any other units listed in TABLE B
       (subject to meeting prior learning requirements and timetabling) Candidates for the
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       Graduate Diploma complete a total of 36 credit points made up of a research project
       equating to 12 credit points and the balance from electing units as specified in units of
       study Tables in Chapter 8 (subject to meeting prior learning requirements and
       timetabling). All research projects will commence in Semester 1 unless exemption is
       approved by the Dean.
       4.3.1 Candidates for the Master of Agriculture complete a total of 48 credit points
       made up of 24 credit points from their selected specialisation as specified in TABLE A
       and the balance from elective units chosen from any other units listed in TABLE B
       (subject to meeting prior learning requirements and timetabling) or, with the Dean’s
       approval, two appropriate 6 credit point units offered from outside the Faculty.
       Candidates for the Master of Agriculture complete a total of 48 credit points made up
       of a research project equating to 24 credit points and the balance from electing units
       as specified in units of study Tables in Chapter 8 (subject to meeting prior learning
       requirements and timetabling) or with the Dean’s approval, two appropriate credit
       point units offered from outside the Faculty. All research projects will commence in
       Semester 1 unless exemption is approved by the Dean.
       4.4 The requirements for the completion of specified units of study of the degrees
       may be reviewed by the Faculty on a case-by-case basis, based on academic
       grounds. Any recommended changes arising must be approved by the Dean.
       5.1 The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Agriculture may be
       awarded in the following subject areas and the testamur for the award will specify the
       subject areas: subject areas that reflect the research areas in the Faculty.
       Agribusiness
       Agricultural Economics
       Agricultural Technologies
       Natural Resource Management
       Resource Economics
       Sustainable Agriculture
       Turf Management
       6. Satisfactory progress
       6.1 The Board of Postgraduate Studies may require a candidate proceeding by
       coursework to show good cause why he or she should be allowed to reenrol in a unit
       of study which has been twice failed or discontinued to count as failure. The Faculty
       requires students to demonstrate satisfactory progress with their studies.
       6.2 A student may be deemed not to have made satisfactory progress in any
       semester if the student:
       6.2.1 fails to complete at least half the credit points he/she is enrolled in; or
       6.2.2 obtains a mark of less than 50 based on units of study for a given semester; or
       6.2.3 fails a unit of study for the second time; or
       6.2.4 has an unsatisfactory attendance record; or
       6.2.5 is unable to complete the degree in the maximum time.
       6.3 A student who fails to demonstrate satisfactory progress in any semester or
       enrolment may become subject to the relevant Academic Board policy on
       progression.
       6.4 In accordance with the relevant University and Faculty policies, a student who has
       repeatedly failed to demonstrate satisfactory progress may be called upon to show
       good cause why he or she should be allowed to re-enrol in the degree course.
       6.5 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.

       Deletion of Tables A and B Listing units of Study as per the attachment

4.     Transitional arrangements
       All students who enrolled in the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master
       of Agriculture before semester one of the year 2010 will be allowed to complete their
       studies as per the Postgraduate degree resolutions and policies, Resolutions of the
       Faculty, for the award courses Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of
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       Agriculture 2009, unless they elect to have their candidature managed under the
       changed resolutions to be adopted in 2010.

5.     Other relevant information


6.     Signature of Dean
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Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Agriculture
1.1 Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Agriculture candidates will
proceed by coursework.
1.2 Students may undertake part-time candidature.
1.3 Students may commence candidature in either first or second semester subject to the
candidate being able to meet the requirements for the degree as described in Clause 4 of
these resolutions.
2. Admission requirements
2.1 Admission requirements for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of
Agriculture are normally a bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification.
2.2 In some instances the admission requirements may be met by evidence of general or
professional qualifications and appropriate work experience to indicate that the student has
the academic preparation and capacity to complete the course in question.
2.3 With the approval of the Dean, students may be granted admission with advanced
standing if they have completed relevant prior learning at an equivalent level elsewhere.
3. Periods of candidature
3.1 The period of candidature for a full-time candidate for the Graduate Certificate will be one
semester.
3.2 The period of candidature for a full-time candidate for the Graduate Diploma will be one
year.
3.3 The Master of Agriculture will normally take three semesters (18 months) of full time
study to complete, but may be completed in two semesters with Faculty approval.
4. Coursework to be completed
4.1.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate complete a total of 24 credit points made up of
12 credit points from their selected specialisation as specified in TABLE A and the balance
from elective units chosen from any other units listed in TABLE B (subject to meeting prior
learning requirements and timetabling). Candidates for the Graduate Certificate complete a
total of 24 credit points made up from a selection of units specified in the units of study
Tables in Chapter 8.
4.1.2 Students who have completed relevant prior learning at an equivalent level may be
given up to 6 credit points advanced standing with the approval of the Dean.
4.2.1 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma complete a total of 36 credit points made up of
18 credit points from their selected specialisation as specified in TABLE A and the balance
from elective units chosen from any other units listed in TABLE B (subject to meeting prior
learning requirements and timetabling).Candidates for the Graduate Diploma complete a
total of 36 credit points made up of a research project equating to 12 credit points and the
balance from electing units as specified in units of study Tables in Chapter 8 (subject to
meeting prior learning requirements and timetabling). All research projects will commence in
Semester 1 unless exemption is approved by the Dean.
4.2.2 Students who have completed relevant prior learning at an equivalent level may be
given up to 12 credit points advanced standing with the approval of the Dean.
4.3.1 Candidates for the Master of Agriculture complete a total of 48 credit points made up of
24 credit points from their selected specialisation as specified in TABLE A and the balance
from elective units chosen from any other units listed in TABLE B (subject to meeting prior
learning requirements and timetabling) or, with the Dean's approval, two appropriate 6 credit
point units offered from outside the Faculty. Candidates for the Master of Agriculture
complete a total of 48 credit points made up of a research project equating to 24 credit points
and the balance from electing units as specified in units of study Tables in Chapter 8 (subject
to meeting prior learning requirements and timetabling) or with the Dean's approval, two
appropriate credit point units offered from outside the Faculty. All research projects will
commence in Semester 1 unless exemption is approved by the Dean.
4.3.2 Students who have completed relevant prior learning at an equivalent level may be
given up to 12 credit points advanced standing with the approval of the Dean.
4.4 The requirements for the completion of specified units of study of the degrees maybe
reviewed by the Faculty on a case-by-case basis, based on academic grounds. Any
recommended changes arising must be approved by the Dean.
4.5 Advanced standing is given only when:
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4.5.1 no unit of study for which credit is granted has been a basis for the award of any other
degree or diploma;
4.5.2 the unit or units were passed at a level of competence or with such additional
assessment or other requirements as may be determined by the Board in each case;
4.5.3 the unit or units were completed within six years immediately preceding the
commencement of candidature for the Master of Agriculture, the Graduate Diploma or the
Graduate Certificate.
4.6 Students may transfer between programs and receive credit for any completed units,
provided they have not taken out the award from which they are transferring.
4.6.1 To achieve the objectives of the courses, especially for students seeking training in a
new discipline, some classes may be taught in conjunction with advanced undergraduate
units.
4.6.2 However, postgraduate coursework students will engage in additional consultation and
more advanced assignment work than their undergraduate counterparts.
4.6.3 They will also be assessed against a higher standard.
5. Subject Areas
5.1 The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Agriculture may be awarded
in the following subject areas and the testamur for the award will specify the subject area:
subject areas that reflect the research areas in the Faculty.
Agribusiness
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Technologies
Natural Resource Management
Resource Economics
Sustainable Agriculture
Turf Management
6. Satisfactory progress
6.1 The Board of Postgraduate Studies may require a candidate proceeding by coursework
to show good cause why he or she should be allowed to reenrol in a unit of study which has
been twice failed or discontinued to count as failure. The Faculty requires students to
demonstrate satisfactory progress with their studies.
6.2 A student may be deemed not to have made satisfactory progress in any semester if the
student:
6.2.1 fails to complete at least half the credit point he/she is enrolled; or
6.2.2 obtains a mark of less than 50 based on units of study for a given semester; or
6.2.3 fails a unit of study for the second time; or
6.2.4 has an unsatisfactory attendance record; or
6.2.5 is unable to complete the degree in the maximum time.
6.3 A student who fails to demonstrate satisfactory progress in any semester of enrolment
may become subject to the relevant Academic Board policy on progression.
6.4 In accordance with the relevant University and Faculty policies, a student who has
repeatedly failed to demonstrate satisfactory progress may be called upon to show good
cause why he or she should be allowed to re-enrol in the degree course.
6.5 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.
7. Withdrawal from units of study
7.1 A candidate for a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master of Agriculture who
discontinues enrolment in a Semester 1 unit of study on or before 31 March in that year, will
be recorded as withdrawn from that unit.
7.2 A candidate for a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master of Agriculture who
discontinues enrolment in a Semester 2 unit of study on or before 31 August in that year, will
be recorded as withdrawn from that unit.
8. Discontinuation
8.1 A candidate for a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master of Agriculture who
discontinues enrolment in a unit of study after the withdrawal period but before the end of
classes in that unit, will be recorded as 'Discontinued - Not to count as failure' in that unit.
9. Completion of course
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9.1 Except by permission of the Dean, no student will be allowed to sit for any examination
unless the requirements specified by the Faculty have been completed.
9.2 The Dean may call upon any student who has been absent from more than 10 per cent of
classes in any semester to show cause for such absence.
9.3 Students who fail to show sufficient cause may be excluded from admission to
examinations. No excuse for absence from lectures, demonstration or practical work will be
received unless tendered in writing to the Faculty Office within one week after attendance is
resumed.
10. Delegation
10.1 In these resolutions:
10.1.1 Faculty delegates its responsibility to the Board of Postgraduate Studies.
10.1.2 The Board of Postgraduate Studies awards the Graduate Certificate, Graduate
Diploma and Master of Agriculture whenever the coursework results are satisfactory.
10.1.3 The Board of Postgraduate Studies delegates the following responsibilities to the
Dean who in turn delegates them to the Associate Dean (Postgraduate): approval of:
10.1.3.1 admission to candidature
10.1.3.2 suspension of candidature
10.1.3.3 award of the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Agriculture.
Table A: core units
Semester 1 (all units are 6 credit points unless otherwise indicated)

Agribusiness
AGEC5301 Agribusiness Management
AGEC5403 International Agricultural Trade
AGEC5404 Agribusiness Analysis

Agricultural Economics
AGEC5403 International Agricultural Trade
AGEC5404 Agribusiness Analysis
AGEC5405 Quantitative Planning Methods
AGEC5407 Professional Skills (3 credit points)

Agricultural Technologies
AFNR5102 Food Science A
AFNR5103 Food Science B
AFNR5107 Analytical Chemistry A
AFNR5109 Plant Breeding
AFNR5201 Crop Agronomy
AFNR5205 Production Horticulture
AFNR5206 Postharvest Biology and Technology
AFNR5207 Issues in Horticultural Science
AFNR5301 Plant Disease
AFNR5303 Adv Mycology Plant Path
AFNR5304 Soil Biology and Biodiversity
AFNR5305 Applied Entomology (Crops)
AFNR5306 Insect Taxonomy and Systematics
AFNR5506 Limnology and Water Quality
AFNR5507 Landscape Hydrology and Mngt
AFNR5509 Contemporary Field and Lab Soil Science

Natural Resource Management
AFNR5503 Field and Laboratory Soil Physics
AFNR5504 Field and Laboratory Pedology
AFNR5506 Limnology and Water Quality
AFNR5507 Catchment Hydrology and Mngt
AFNR5509 Contemporary Field and Lab Soil Science
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RSEC5431 Benefit-Cost Analysis
RSEC5432 Environmental Economics

Resource Economics
RSEC5431 Benefit-Cost Analysis
RSEC5432 Environmental Economics

Sustainable Agriculture
AFNR5201 Crop Agronomy
AFNR5202 Professional Practice in Agronomy
AFNR5205 Production Horticulture
AFNR5206 Postharvest Biology and Technology
AFNR5207 Issues in Horticultural Science
RSEC5431 Benefit-Cost Analysis
RSEC5432 Environmental Economics

Turf Management
AFNR5601 Turf Management
AFNR5603 Turf Species and Varieties
AFNR5604 Diagnostic Methods in Turf Mngt

Semester 2 (all units are 6 credit points unless otherwise indicated)

Agribusiness
AGEC5401 Agricultural Marketing Analysis

Agricultural Economics
AGEC5401 Agricultural Marketing Analysis
AGEC5402 Agricultural Development Economics
AGEC5406 Agricultural Finance and Risk
AGEC5408 Contemporary Issues (3 credit points)

Agricultural Technologies
AFNR5101 Plant Agricultural Biotechnology
AFNR5106 Ecochemistry
AFNR5108 Plant Cytogenetics
AFNR5204 Crop Water Management
AFNR5208 Research & Practice in Hort Science
AFNR5501 The Soil Resource
AFNR5502 Remote Sensing, GIS and Land Management
AFNR5510 The Soil at Work

Natural Resource Management
AFNR5501 The Soil Resource
AFNR5502 Remote Sensing, GIS and Land Management
AFNR5510 The Soil at Work

Resource Economics
RSEC5433 Econs of Mineral & Energy Industries
RSEC5434 Econs of Water and Bio-resources

Sustainable Agriculture
AFNR5204 Crop Water Management
AFNR5208 Research & Practice in Hort Science
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Turf Management
AFNR5602 Advanced Turf Management
AFNR5605 Applied Plant Ecology

Table B: all units

Code           Unit                                             Sem
AFNR5003       Biometry                                         1
AFNR5101       Plant Agricultural Biotechnology                 2
AFNR5102       Food Science A                                   1
AFNR5103       Food Science B                                   1
AFNR5106       Ecochemistry                                     2
AFNR5107       Analytical Chemistry A                           1
AFNR5108       Plant Cytogenetics                               2
AFNR5109       Plant Breeding                                   1
AFNR5201       Crop Agronomy                                    1
AFNR5202       Professional Practice in Agronomy                1
AFNR5204       Crop Water Management                            2
AFNR5205       Production Horticulture                          1
AFNR5206       Postharvest Biology & Technology                 1
AFNR5207       Issues in Horticultural Science                  1
AFNR5208       Research and Practice in Horticultural Science   2
AFNR5209       Sustainable Cropping Systems                     1
AFNR5301       Plant Disease                                    2
AFNR5303       Adv Mycology and Plant Path                      1
AFNR5304       Soil Biology and Biodiversity                    1
AFNR5305       Applied Entomology (Crops)                       1
AFNR5306       Insect Taxonomy and Systematics                  1
AFNR5501       The Soil Resource                                2
AFNR5502       Remote Sensing, GIS & Land Mngt                  2
AFNR5506       Limnology and Water Quality                      1
AFNR5507       Landscape Hydrology and Management               1
AFNR5601       Turf Management                                  1
AFNR5509       Contemporary Field and Lab Science               1
AFNR5510       The Soil at Work                                 2
AFNR5602       Advanced Turf Management                         2
AFNR5603       Turf Species and Varieties                       1
AFNR5604       Diagnostic Methods in Turf Management            1
AFNR5605       Applied Plant Ecology                            2
AFNR5901*      Research Review                                  1 or 2
AFNR5902*      Research Study (12 credit points)                1 or 2
AFNR5903*      Research Project (24 credit points)              1 or 2
AGEC5300       Business Topics in Amenity Horticulture          1
AGEC5301       Agribusiness Management                          1
AGEC5302       Agricultural and Resource Policy                 1
AGEC5303       Applied Optimisation                             1
AGEC5304       Research Methods                                 1
AGEC5401       Agricultural Marketing Analysis                  2
AGEC5402       Agricultural Development Economics               2
AGEC5403       International Agricultural Trade                 1
AGEC5404       Agribusiness Analysis                            1
AGEC5405       Quantitative Planning Methods                    1
AGEC5406       Agricultural Finance and Risk                    2
AGEC5407       Professional Skills (3 credit points)            1
AGEC5408       Contemporary Issues (3 credit points)            2
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RSEC5431 Benefit-Cost Analysis                         1
RSEC5432 Environmental Economics                       1
RSEC5433 Economics of Mineral & Energy Industries      2
RSEC5434 Economics of Water and Bio-resources          2
*AFNR5901, AFNR5902 and AFNR5903 are mutually exclusive
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Minor Course Amendment Proposal

Faculty/Board of Studies: ARTS

Contact person: Associate Professor Judith Keene (Associate Dean)
Email: judith.keene@usyd.edu.au

1.     Name of award course
       Master of Letters in US Studies

2.     Purpose of proposal
       Permission is sought to amend the admission criteria for the Master of Letters in US
       Studies so that it does not preclude a student from going overseas on exchange prior
       to completing the Master of US Studies. The Faculty’s Postgraduate Matters
       Committee Meeting on 9 March 2009 recommended the amendment.

3.     Details of amendment
       Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Degree Resolutions
       Clause 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%.
       1.1.1 have completed 24 credit points in the Master of US Studies with a weighted
       average mark (WAM) between 70% - 75%..

4.     Transitional arrangements
       Not applicable

5.     Other relevant information
       To be effective from Semester 1, 2010

6.     Signature of Dean




       Professor Stephen Garton
       Dean of the Faculty of Arts
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Proposal for Academic Development
Notification of faculty variation or approval

Faculty/Board of Studies: Faculty of Law

Contact person: Professor Roger Magnusson, Associate Dean (PG Coursework)

1.     Name of award course
       Various postgraduate courses

2.     Purpose of proposal
       To make minor changes to existing units of study and amend Faculty resolutions
       accordingly

3.     Details of amendment

       At its meeting held on 3 March 2009 the Faculty Board resolved to:

       .1 approve the following amendments to the Faculty Resolutions as contained in the
       2009 Faculty Handbook:


       Master of Laws (Coursework)

       Include the following approved unit of study in the table of units to be made available:
       •      Family Dispute Resolution

       Page 87 Master of Environmental Law; Page 89 Master of Environmental Science
       and Law; Page 109 Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law

       Optional units of study

       Insert the following approved unit of study in correct alphabetical order:
       •       Environmental Litigation

       Page 93 Master of International Law; Page 95 Master of International Taxation; Page
       101 Master of Taxation; Page 113 Graduate Diploma in International Law; Page 118
       Graduate Diploma in Taxation

       Optional units of study

       Insert the following approved unit of study in correct alphabetical order:
       •       Tax Treaties Special Issues

       Page 97 Master of Jurisprudence; Page 115 Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence

       Optional units of study

       Insert the following approved unit of study in correct alphabetical order:
       •       Theories of Law
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       Master of Labour Law and Relations

       Page 99 2.4 Table of units of study: Master of Labour Law and Relations (MLLR)

       2.4.1 Compulsory units of study

       Replace core unit of study

       2.4.1.2 International Industrial Relations
       with
       2.4.1.2 Human Resource Strategies


       .2 report the above minor changes to the University Graduate Studies Committee as
       appropriate; and:

       .3 update the 2010 Faculty Handbook accordingly.

4.     Transitional arrangements
       Nil

5.     Other relevant information
       Nil

6.     Signature of Dean




       Professor Gillian Triggs
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Minor Course Amendment Proposal
Faculty/Board of Studies: Medicine

Contact person: A/Prof Alex Barratt
Name of award course
Master of Public Health (MPH), Graduate Diploma in Public Health (GradDipPH)

1. Purpose of proposal
To make amendments to update MPH and GDPH core curriculum including replacement of
existing units of study with new units of study, and addition of a new capstone unit of study
(public health integrative unit of study). These changes will increase core from 24 to 28 credit
points.

2. Details of amendment
In response to recommendations from (i) the Academic Reform review of post-graduate
courses within the University, and (ii) an external review of the MPH conducted in 2008, and
recent policy initiatives of the new Commonwealth government via the National Preventative
Health Taskforce, and guidance from the Public Health Education and Research Program,
we are undertaking revisions to the core content of the MPH and GDPH. Specifically, we
propose to:
    1. increase content and importance of preventive health and health promotion,
    2. increase student exposure to indigenous health and indigenous health promotion
    3. provide core curriculum in qualitative research methods
    4. restructure teaching in relation to public health practice and policy
    5. provide an integrative public health experience for students that will make our
       graduates more work-ready and better able to bridge the gap between training and
       working as public health professionals.

This will be accomplished by
1. a new 6 credit point unit of study, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, which will
include a module(s) in indigenous health promotion (approximately 2 credit points);
2. three new 2 credit point units of study: Introductory Qualitative Methods, Public Health
Achievements and Challenges) and Making Decisions in Public Health, which will increase
exposure to public health values, decision making, practice and policy;
3. a new 4 credit point integrated capstone unit of study which MPH students will undertake
towards the end of their coursework (Semester 2 for full time students and Semester 3 or
later for part time students). Students will need to have successfully completed at least 24
core credit points prior to commencing this unit of study. (This unit of study will not be part of
the GDPH.) These changes are summarised in the table below.

Table: Existing and proposed core units of study for MPH and GDPH
Existing                           Proposed
Existing       Code        CP      Proposed                  Code                    CP
Introductory   PUBH5018 6          Introductory              PUBH5018                6
Biostatistics                      Biostatistics*
Epidemiology PUBH5010 6            Epidemiology*             PUBH5010                6
                                   Introductory Qualitative NEW                      2
                                   Methods
Public Health PUBH5015 6           Making Decisions in NEW                           2
Principles                         Public Health
and Practice                       Public            Health: NEW                     2
                                   Achievements         and
                                   Challenges
Society,       PUBH5016 6          Disease        Prevention NEW                     6
Behaviour                          and Health Promotion
and     Public
Health
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                                        Capstone                   NEW             4
                                        (MPH only)
                TOTAL         24                                   TOTAL           28 (MPH)
                                                                                   24 (GDPH)
                                        * Unchanged

Where possible units of study are presented as 6 credit point units (e.g. Disease Prevention
and Health Promotion), but this has not been possible for all the proposed new units of study.
Running some courses with fewer than 6 credit points is necessary because of the diverse
nature of the material to be covered. Previous attempts to synthesise this curricular material
into two large units (PUBH5015 and PUBH5016) have not been successful pedagogically
and have not been well evaluated by students. We have chosen instead to create three 2
credit point units of study which have clearly different content and learning objectives
(Introductory Qualitative Methods, Making Decisions in Public Health, and Public Health:
Achievements and Challenges). The proposed integrated Capstone unit of study will be 4
credit points as this seems the appropriate number of credit points as the primary task of the
unit of study is to integrate knowledge and skills already mastered, rather than to acquire
new knowledge and skills. We would prefer not to make this unit of study 6 credit points as
we do not think it is necessary and it will reduce the number of elective units of study
students can undertake.

3. Changes to the Resolutions of the Senate or Faculty Resolutions are not required.

4. Transitional arrangements
Students commencing study in 2009 have been advised of the planned changes. Those
enrolling part time have been advised to enrol in both or neither PUBH 51016 and PUBH
5015 to avoid transition arrangements next year. Therefore we anticipate few students will
require the transition arrangements described below. These transition arrangements will
apply only to students who have not completed one or both of PUBH5016 Society, Behaviour
and Public Health and PUBH5015 Public Health Principles and Practice during or before
2009. PUBH5010 Epidemiology methods and uses and PUBH5018 Introductory biostatistics
will not change in 2010 hence no transition arrangements are needed.
If a student has completed neither PUBH5015 nor PUBH5016, s/he should enrol in all of the
new core units:
     • Making Decisions in Public Health 2 cps
     • Public Health: Achievements and Challenges 2 cps
     • Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 6 cps
     • Introductory Qualitative Methods 2 cps

If a student has successfully completed PUBH5015 but not PUBH5016 s/he should enrol in
     • Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 6 cp
Students in this position will not take Qualitative Research Methods but will be able to take
an elective in this area if they wish.

If a student has successfully completed PUBH5016 but not PUBH5015, s/he should enrol in
     • Making Decisions in Public Health 2 cp
     • Public Health: Achievements and Challenges 2 cp
     • The indigenous health module(s) of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Students in this position will not undertake Qualitative Research Methods however they will
have had an introduction to qualitative research within PUBH5016, and will be able to take
an elective in this area if they wish.


5. Signature of Dean
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Minor Course Amendment Proposal
Faculty/Board of Studies: Nursing and Midwifery

Contact person: Ms Andrea Marshall

Approved in principle by Faculty Board 27 April 2009
Approved by Curriculum Sub Committee 1 May 2009

1. Name of award course
   Master of Nursing
   Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing
   Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Nursing
   Bachelor of Science/Master of Nursing

2. Purpose of proposal
   The above award courses were introduced into the Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery in
   2006. These make up the Faculty’s pathway to professional practice courses, which
   students can enter either through one of three combined degree courses or through the
   graduate entry pathway. In response to student and staff feedback, this proposal contains
   minor amendments to (i) admission criteria, (ii) current unit of study offerings and (iii)
   clinical placement arrangements in the final year of the course

   NB: None of the proposed amendments will have any impact on the Bachelor degree
   components of the combined degree courses except for a slight change to admission
   criteria. The amendments only relate to the Master of Nursing.

3. Details of amendment
   (i)    Slight change to admission criteria

   Current pre-requisite of Human Biology at tertiary level will no longer apply. A unit of
   study titled Human Bioscience in Health will be available in Year One, Semester One.
   Combined Degree students will not be required to take Human Biology in the first year of
   their Bachelor degree course.

   (ii)       Amendments to current unit of study offerings

          Deletion of four units of study
          NURS5001 Nursing Concepts: Bodies and Boundaries
          NURS5005 Nursing Observations & Bio Parameters
          NURS6002 Maternal, Child & Adolescent Nursing
          NURS6006 Mental Health Nursing Practice II

          Addition of four new units of study
          XXXXXXXX Human Bioscience in Health (under discussion with the Faculty of Health
          Sciences and Faculty of Science)
          NURSXXXX Global Health and Nursing
          NURSXXXX Professional Practice of Nursing
          NURSXXXX Nursing Practice (Options)

          Amendments to unit of study titles
          The units of study listed below have been updated with titles amended:

          NURSXXXX Introduction to Nursing Practice (Currently NURS5003 Observation in
          Nursing Practice)
          NURSXXXX Developing Nursing Practice (Currently NURS5004 Applied Nursing
          Practice)
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           NURSXXXX Drug Therapies, Disease & Nursing Practice (Currently NURS5005
           Biomedical Therapies & Nursing)
           NURSXXXX Mental Health Nursing Practice (Currently NURS5007 Mental Health
           Nursing Practice I)
           NURSXXXX Nursing the Acutely Ill Person (Currently NURS5008 Acute Care &
           Nursing Practice I)
           NURSXXXX Care and Chronic Conditions (Currently NURS6003 Nursing Care for
           Chronic Conditions)
           NURSXXXX High Acuity Nursing (Currently NURS6005 Acute Care Nursing Practice
           II)
           NURSXXXX Community Health Nursing (Currently NURS6007Community Nursing)

   (iii)        Alteration to clinical placement arrangements in the final year of the degree.
           In the final year, students will have their clinical placement experiences in University
           of Sydney clinical schools for twelve weeks in Semester One and six weeks in the
           Semester Two. This arrangement will significantly improve the student experience,
           firstly because students will be connected to a clinical home (not an option currently
           available for nursing students), and secondly because it will reduce the need for
           extended semesters in the final year (currently a difficult situation for final year
           students). Current arrangements require students to have at least fifteen weeks of
           clinical placements in their final year.

           NB: Combined degree students can only enter the final year on completion of the
           Bachelor degree components of their course. In the final year they complete their
           Master of Nursing. Therefore, this change to clinical placement arrangements has no
           impact on the Bachelor degree component

   4. Transitional arrangements
      For graduate entry students, the proposed amendments would be introduced for Year
      One in 2010 and for Year Two in 2011. Combined degree students commence their
      Master of Nursing units of study in their second year. This means that students
      commencing in 2009 will have the option of transferring into the amended course in
      2010.

           The Faculty will enter into a process of consultation with the student body in relation
           to who wishes to be transferred across into the amended program. The Faculty will
           have a designated Transition Officer to consult with individual, currently enrolled
           students to ensure that they are not disadvantaged in any way by the proposed
           amendments. Where, necessary, units of study that are proposed for deletion will
           continue to be offered in 2010 for existing students who may choose/need to enrol in
           these.

   5. Other relevant information
      Bachelor degree components of combined degrees will not be affected in any way by
      any of the proposed amendments. The Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Health
      Sciences have been consulted and have provided in principle support for the
      proposed amendments. Discussions are ongoing with the Faculty of Science about
      the unit of study Human Bioscience in Health. The unit will be located in either
      Nursing and Midwifery or Science, whichever is in the best interest of all concerned.
      This will be finalised prior to the forthcoming Academic Board meeting.

           The proposed amendments have been discussed with current student representative
           focus groups where they have been fully supported.

   6. Signature of Dean
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                             Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery

                          Revised Pre – Registration Curriculum
                           New Unit of study descriptors (2010)

NURS XXXX Human Bioscience in Health
Credit points: 6
Semester:1
Unit of Study Description:
This unit of study will examine various biological processes to assist students in developing
their understanding of human cellular structure and function and the contribution this makes
to body functions in health. The major body systems and following physiological concepts will
be addressed within the context of neuro-hormonal regulation, and the body’s maintenance
of a general state of homeostasis: Oxygenation, metabolism, elimination, movement, pH &
fluid-electrolyte balance, immunity & reproduction.

NURS XXXX Global Health & Nursing
Credit points: 6
Semester: 2
Unit of Study Description:
This unit of study explores the role of nurses as global citizens, the role of the profession in
its global context and associated ethical issues. Demographic trends and issues surrounding
newly emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, chronic disease and injury, and mental
health will be analysed, and their consequences for health, nursing and nursing practice
explored. The ways in which individual and local nursing activities may impact on global
sustainability will be examined within the context of current debates about population
overload, global warming and resource depletion. The unit will facilitate student appraisal of
non-western and western approaches to providing care and the related issue of knowledge
translation in developing countries.

Students will be encouraged to think critically about the ways forward for nursing as a
profession through an examination of international interventions such as Human Rights,
Primary Health Care and Millennium Development Goals, along with a focus on the
organisations tasked with the responsibility of implementation such as UN, WHO, UNESCO
and UNDP. Concepts and initiatives that have proven effective in achieving more sustainable
outcomes will be explored as possible strategies for achieving a sustainable way forward.

NURS XXXX Professional Practice of Nursing
Credit points: 6
Semester: 2
Unit of study description:
This unit of study examines key relevant parts of the four elements of the regulation of health
care professionals, using nursing as the example. The four elements are:

•      Registration; including continuing competence and professional portfolios, life-long
       learning and currency and recency of practice
•      Education; including accreditation of programs
•      Professional standards; including Codes of Conduct and Ethics, Standards for
       registered nurses, enrolled nurses, midwives and nurse practitioners, professional
       boundaries, legal frameworks for practice and decision making frameworks; and
•      Professional competence; including conduct, health and performance.

The unit will explore the key elements of this framework in relation to the professional
practice of nurses and will enable the student to understand their legal and ethical framework
for professional practice and the regulatory environment they will enter upon registration. The
unit will focus particularly on providing a helpful frame of reference for the student that will
give them the confidence to practice within a professional framework and the resources to
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access should professional issues arise. This unit is also designed to assist students prepare
for making the transition into the workforce.

NURS XXXX Nursing Practice (Options)
Credit points: 6
Semester: 2
Unit of study description:

In this option, students have the opportunity to further develop their understanding, skills and
interest in one of the following nursing practice areas:
     (i)     Primary Health Care Option
     (ii)    Paediatrics Option
     (iii)   Mental Health Option
     (iv)    High Acuity Option
Each of these units of study will build on prior learning experiences within the specialty area,
and enable students to expand their knowledge base and nursing practice expertise in that
field, and to critically engage with the specialty-related research literature.
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Master of Nursing
1. Admission
1.1 Applicants for admission as candidates for the Master of Nursing shall be:
1.1.1 graduates of the University of Sydney holding a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other
than nursing; or
1.1.2 be graduates of other universities or other appropriate institutions who hold
qualifications equivalent to those specified in 1.1.1; or
1.1.3 hold a Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, or equivalent, and have
relevant work experience;
1.1.4 provided that with respect to clauses 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 the degree shall not be older than
ten years since completion;
1.1.4.1 Degrees older than ten years will be considered subject to the applicant providing
further information substantiating continuing education and development; and
1.1.4.2 Admission to applicants with degrees older than ten years will be at the discretion of
the Dean;
1.1.5 meet the Faculty's English language requirements as follows:
1.1.5.1 Applicants with qualifications gained in a country other than Australia, where the
previous qualification was not taken in English, will be required to have a minimum IELTS of
7.0 with 7.0 in each band.
1.1.5.2 meet minimum standards as specified by the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, of:
1.1.5.2.1 written and verbal English language competence and interpersonal communication;
and
1.1.5.2.2 numeracy.
1.1.6 have completed the equivalent of a 6 credit point unit in a human biology subject
approved by the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery for this purpose;
1.1.6.1 Students with a human biology unit of study at tertiary level that is older than ten
years will be required to undertake further study at tertiary level in this unit; and
1.1.6 not be currently registered as a nurse in New South Wales.
1.2 Applicants with qualifications gained in a country other than Australia will be:
1.2.1 assessed on the equivalence of their qualifications to the Australian bachelor degree
standards;
1.3 Candidates who do not meet the above criteria may be admitted by the Dean of Nursing
and Midwifery.
1.4 Mature-age applicants will be assessed on criteria determined by the Faculty of Nursing
and Midwifery.
2. Requirements for the Degree
2.1 To qualify for the award of the degree of Master of Nursing , a candidate shall complete
successfully:
2.1.1 96 credit points as prescribed in the unit of study table for this degree listed in chapter
7; and
2.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University and Faculty;
2.1.3 where appropriate, the Faculty reserves the right to require individual students to
undertake further or remedial theoretical, clinical or practical study in addition to the minimum
requirements set down in 2.1.1.
2.2 Students are required to attend clinical placements and laboratory sessions as
prescribed by the Faculty.
2.3 A candidate who is deemed to be unsatisfactory at any time during a clinical placement
may have that placement terminated, may be failed in that unit of study and may be required
to attend a Professional Standards Subcommittee hearing. The subcommittee may:
2.3.1 require the candidate to undertake units of study or clinical practice in addition to the
minimum credit point value for the degree set down in 2.1.1 above; and/or
2.3.2 ask the candidate to show good cause as to why they should be allowed to continue
the degree.
2.4 A candidate whose behaviour, performance or character is considered to be incompatible
with the safe and professional practice of nurses and midwives, or commits any serious
breach of the ethical standards required for the professional practice of nursing, or is
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convicted of an indictable offence, may be required to attend a Professional Standards
Subcommittee hearing. The subcommittee may:
2.4.1 require the candidate to undertake units of study or clinical practice or other
requirements in addition to the minimum credit point value for the degree set down in 2.1.1
above; and/or
2.4.2 ask the candidate to show good cause as to why they should be allowed to continue
the degree.
3. Award of the degree
3.1 Candidates in the pass degree who achieve an average of 75% will be eligible for
admission to the degree with merit.
4. Cross Institutional study
4.1 Provided that permission has been obtained in advance, the Dean may permit a student
to complete a unit of study at another institution and have that unit credited to his/her course
requirements provided that either:
4.1.1 the unit of study content is material not taught in any corresponding unit of study in the
University; or
4.1.2 the student is unable for good reason to attend a corresponding unit of study at the
University.
5. Progression rules
5.1 All candidates enrolled in the Master of Nursing must successfully complete all year 1
Master of Nursing units of study before progressing to year 2 Master of Nursing units of study
as prescribed in the unit of study table for this degree listed in chapter 8 of this handbook.
5.2 Students may be permitted by the delegated academic to enrol in Year 2 units of study
while also enrolled in a normal Year 1 pattern in the Master of Nursing providing the
requested units are available in the required semester, and the pre-requisites have been
met. Refer to chapter 8 in this handbook for unit of study tables which outline pre-requisite
requirements.
6. Time limit
6.1 A candidate for the degree may proceed on either a full-time or part-time basis:
6.1.1 a full-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree no later than at the
end of the eighth semester of candidature for the Master of Nursing including time taken for a
suspension of candidature;
6.1.2 a part-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree no later than at
the end of the tenth semester of candidature for a Master of Nursing including time taken for
a suspension of candidature; and
6.1.3 these times are pro-rata for candidates who change their study between full and part-
time.
7. Credit transfer policy
7.1 Credit granted on the basis of academic study completed or prior learning in another
course at this University or at another university may not exceed 24 credit points.
7.2 Credit will not be granted for any units of study which were completed more than five
years before admission or re-admission to candidature.
8. Transitional Arrangements
8.1 These resolutions shall apply to:
8.1.1 students who commence their candidature after 1 January 2010; and
8.1.2 students who commence their candidature prior to 1 January 2010 and who elect to
proceed under these resolutions.
9. A candidate for the degree who commenced prior to 1 January 2010 may complete the
requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time the candidate
commenced, provided that the candidate shall complete the requirements by 1 January 2011
or such a later date as the faculty may, in special circumstances, approve.
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Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing
1. Admission
1.1 Applicants for admission as candidates for the combined Bachelor of Arts/Master of
Nursing shall:
1.1.1 be eligible for admittance to the Bachelor of Arts, the University of Sydney; and
1.1.2 meet the Faculty's English language requirements as follows:
1.1.2.1 Applicants with qualifications gained in a country other than Australia, where the
previous qualification was not taken in English, will be required to have a minimum IELTS of
7.0 with 7.0 in each band.
1.1.2.2 meet minimum standards, as specified by the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, of:
1.1.2.2.1 written and verbal English language competence and interpersonal communication;
and
1.1.2.2.2 numeracy; and
1.1.3 not hold a bachelor qualification approved for the purposes of meeting the
requirements to register, or be registered as a nurse in New South Wales.
1.2 Candidates who do not meet the above criteria, may be admitted by the Dean of Nursing
and Midwifery.
2. Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing
2.1 Candidates will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery.
General supervision covers all areas of policy and procedures affecting candidates such as
combined course rules and enrolment procedures.
2.2 To qualify for the award of the degree of combined Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing, a
candidate shall:
2.2.1 meet all requirements for the Bachelor of Arts and the Master of Nursing as specified in
the tables of units for this degree listed in chapter 7 of this handbook;
2.2.1.1 Complete a minimum of 192 credit points which includes:
2.2.1.1.1 96 credit points from the Bachelor of Arts comprised of:
2.2.1.1.1.1 a major from Part A of the Faculty of Arts Table of units of study;
2.2.1.1.1.2 a maximum of 48 Junior credit points from the Faculty of Arts;
2.2.1.1.1.3 a maximum of 12 credit points from Part B from the Faculty of Arts Table of units
of study; and
2.2.1.1.2 48 credit points from the Master of Nursing year 1 units of study in the manner
prescribed in the tables of units for this degree; and
2.2.1.1.3 48 credit points from the Master of Nursing year 2 units of study in the manner
prescribed in the tables of units for this degree, in addition to those prescribed in 2.2.1.1.2
above.
3. Additional requirements
3.1 In addition to the above requirements, and in order to qualify for the award of the
Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing, a candidate:
3.1.1 will complete a minimum of 6 credit points in a human biology subject in year 1 of the
degree approved by the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery;
3.1.1 may not enrol in any unit of study that is substantially the same as one they have
already passed;
3.1.2 will, where appropriate, undertake further or remedial theoretical, clinical or practical
study in addition to the minimum requirements set down in section 2 above as required by
the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery.
3.1.3 will satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University and Faculty.
3.2 The Deans of the Faculties of Nursing and Midwifery and Arts shall jointly exercise
authority in any matter concerning this combined degree course not otherwise dealt with in
these resolutions.
3.3 Clinical Requirements
3.3.1 In addition to the requirements outlined in sections 2-3.2 above the following clinical
requirements apply:
3.3.1.1 Students are required to attend clinical placements and laboratory sessions as
prescribed by the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery.
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27 May 2009                                                                      Page E92
3.3.2 A candidate who is deemed to be unsatisfactory at any time during a clinical placement
may have that placement terminated, be failed in that unit of study and may be required to
attend a Professional Standards Subcommittee hearing. The subcommittee may:
3.3.2.1 require the candidate to undertake units of study or clinical practice in addition to the
minimum credit point value for the degree set down in section 2 above; and/or
3.3.2.2 ask the candidate to show good cause as to why they should be allowed to continue
the degree.
3.4 A candidate whose behaviour, performance or character is considered to be incompatible
with the safe and professional practice of nurses and midwives, or commits any serious
breach of the ethical standards required for the professional practice of nursing, or is
convicted of an indictable offence, may be required to attend a Professional Standards
Subcommittee hearing. The subcommittee may:
3.4.1 require the candidate to undertake units of study or clinical practice or other
requirements in addition to the minimum credit point value for the degree set down in section
2 above; and/or
3.4.2 ask the candidate to show good cause as to why they should be allowed to continue
the degree.
4. Candidates who abandon the combined course
4.1 Candidates who abandon the combined course may:
4.1.1 elect to complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in accordance with appropriate rules
governing that degree.
5. Award of the degree
5.1 Graduands will receive separate testamurs for both the Bachelor of Arts and the Master
of Nursing in accordance with appropriate rules governing those degrees.
5.2 Candidates for the Master of Nursing degree who achieve an average of 75% will be
eligible for the award of the degree with merit.
6. Cross Institutional study
6.1 Provided that permission has been obtained in advance, the Dean may permit a student
to complete a unit of study at another institution and have that unit credited to his/her course
requirements provided that either:
6.1.1 the unit of study content is material not taught in any corresponding unit of study in the
University; or
6.1.2 the student is unable for good reason to attend a corresponding unit of study at the
University.
7. Re-enrolment after an absence
7.1 There is no automatic right of re-entry. Students who wish to be considered for re-
enrolment need to fulfil the following condition:
7.1.1 In cases of lapsed candidature lodge an application through the Universities
Admissions Centre (UAC) by the specified deadline.
8. Progression Rules
8.1 Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing:
8.1.1 may not commence Master of Nursing units of study without satisfactorily completing
Year 1 units of study, that is 48 credit points, in the Bachelor of Arts with a grade point
average of credit or better, with due regard to any exceptional circumstances, in which case
their progression must be approved by the Dean or their nominee;
8.1.2 may not enrol in Year 4 units of study until they have completed the requirements for
the Bachelor of Arts; and
8.1.3 all candidates must successfully complete all year 1 Master of Nursing units of study
before progressing to year 2 Master of Nursing units of study.
8.2 In exceptional circumstances candidates may be permitted by the delegated academic to
enrol in year 2 units of study in the Master of Nursing while also enrolled in a normal year 1
pattern in the Master of Nursing provided the requested units are available in the required
semester, and the pre-requisites have been met.
9. Time limit
9.1 A candidate for the degree may proceed on either a full-time or part-time basis:
9.1.1 a full-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree no later than the
twelfth semester of candidature for a combined degree including time taken for a suspension
of candidature;
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9.1.2 a part-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree no later than the
sixteenth semester of candidature for a combined degree including time taken for a
suspension of candidature;
9.1.3 these times are pro-rata for candidates who change their study between full and part-
time.
10. Credit transfer policy
10.1 Credit granted on the basis of academic study completed or prior learning in another
course at another university may not exceed 24 credit points.
10.2 Credit granted on the basis of academic study completed or prior learning in another
course at this university will not exceed 96 credit points with the approval of both the Faculty
of Arts and Faculty of Nursing.
10.3 Credit will not be granted for any units of study which were completed more than five
years before admission or re-admission to candidature.
11. Transitional Arrangements
11.1 These resolutions shall apply to;
11.1.1 students who commence their candidature after 1 January 2010; and
11.1.2 students who commence their candidature prior to 1 January 2010 and who elect to
proceed under these resolutions.
12. A candidate for the degree who commenced prior to 1 January 2010 may complete the
requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time the candidate
commenced, provided that the candidate shall complete the requirements by 1 January 2011
or such a later date as the faculty may, in special circumstances, approve.
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27 May 2009                                                                       Page E94
Bachelor of Science/Master of Nursing
1. Admission
1.1 Applicants for admission as candidates for the combined Bachelor of Science/Master of
Nursing shall:
1.1.1 be eligible for admittance to the Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney; and
1.1.2 meet the Faculty's English Language Requirements as follows;
1.1.2.1 Applicants with qualifications gained in a country other than Australia, where the
previous qualification was not taken in English, will be required to have a minimum IELTS of
7.0 with 7.0 in each band.
1.1.2.2 meet minimum standards, as specified by the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, of:
1.1.2.2.1 written and verbal English language competence and interpersonal communication;
and
1.1.2.2.2 numeracy; and
1.1.3 not hold a bachelor qualification approved for the purposes of meeting the
requirements to register, or be registered as a nurse in New South Wales.
1.2 Candidates who do not meet the above criteria, may be admitted by the Dean of Nursing
and Midwifery.
2. Requirements for the Bachelor of Science/Master of Nursing
2.1 Candidates will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery.
General supervision covers all areas of policy and procedures affecting candidates such as
combined course rules and enrolment procedures.
2.2 To qualify for the award of the degree of combined Bachelor of Science/Master of
Nursing, a candidate shall:
2.2.1 meet all requirements for the Bachelor of Science, and also the Master of Nursing as
specified in the tables of units for this degree listed in chapter 7 of this handbook, as follows;
2.2.1.1 Complete a minimum of 192 credit points which includes:
2.2.1.1.1 96 credit points from the Table 1 (Faculty of Science) units prescribed for the
Bachelor of Science including 12 credit points of maths and a major area of study; and
2.2.1.1.2 48 credit points from the Master of Nursing year 1 units of study in the manner
prescribed in the tables of units for this degree; and
2.2.1.1.3 48 credit points from the Master of Nursing year 2 units of study.
3. Additional Requirements
3.1 In addition to the above requirements, and in order to qualify for the award of the
Bachelor of Science/Master of Nursing, a candidate:
3.1.1 will complete a minimum of 6 credit points in a human biology subject in year 1 of the
degree approved by the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery;
3.1.1 may not enrol in any unit of study that is substantially the same as one they have
already passed;
3.1.2 will, where appropriate, undertake further or remedial theoretical, clinical or practical
study in addition to the minimum requirements set down in section 2 as required by the
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery;
3.1.3 will satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University and Faculty.
3.2 The Deans of the Faculties of Nursing and Midwifery and Science shall jointly exercise
authority in any matter concerning this combined degree course not otherwise dealt with in
these resolutions.
3.3 Clinical Requirements
3.3.1 In addition to the requirements outlined in section 2 above
the following clinical requirements shall apply:
3.3.1.1 Students are required to attend clinical placements and laboratory sessions as
prescribed by the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery.
3.3.2 A candidate who is deemed to be unsatisfactory at any time during a clinical placement
may have that placement terminated, be failed in that unit of study and may be required to
attend a Professional Standards Sub-committee hearing. The Subcommittee may:
3.3.2.1 require the candidate to undertake units of study or clinical practice in addition to the
minimum credit point value for the degree set down in section 2 above; and/or
3.3.2.2 ask the candidate to show good cause as to why they should be allowed to continue
the degree.
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27 May 2009                                                                      Page E95
3.4 A candidate whose behaviour, performance or character is considered to be incompatible
with the safe and professional practice of nurses and midwives, or commits any serious
breach of the ethical standards required for the professional practice of nursing, or is
convicted of an indictable offence, may be required to attend a Professional Standards
Subcommittee hearing. The Subcommittee may:
3.4.1 require the candidate to undertake units of study or clinical practice or other
requirements in addition to the minimum credit point value for the degree set down in section
2 above; and/or
3.4.2 ask the candidate to show good cause as to why they should be allowed to continue
the degree.
4. Candidates who abandon the combined course
4.1 Candidates who abandon the combined course may:
4.1.1 elect to complete the Bachelor of Science degree in accordance with the resolutions
governing that degree.
5. Award of the degree
5.1 Graduands will receive separate testamurs for both the Bachelor of Science and the
Master of Nursing in accordance with appropriate rules governing those degrees.
5.2 Candidates for the Master of Nursing who achieve an average of 75% will be eligible for
the award of the degree with merit.
6. Cross-institutional study
6.1 Provided that permission has been obtained in advance, the Dean may permit a student
to complete a unit of study at another institution and have that unit credited to his/her course
requirements provided that either:
6.1.1 the unit of study content is material not taught in any corresponding unit of study in the
University; or
6.1.2 the student is unable for good reason to attend a corresponding unit of study at the
University.
7. Re-enrolment after an absence
7.1 There is no automatic right of re-entry. Students who wish to be considered for re-
enrolment need to fulfil the following condition:
7.1.1 In cases of lapsed candidature lodge an application through the Universities
Admissions Centre (UAC) by the specified deadline.
8. Progression Rules
8.1 Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science/Master of Nursing:
8.1.1 may not commence Master of Nursing units of study without satisfactorily completing
Year 1 units of study that is 48 credit points, in the Bachelor of Science with a grade point
average of credit or better, with due regard to any exceptional circumstances, in which case
their progression must be approved by the Dean or their nominee;
8.1.2 may not enrol in Year 4 units of study until they have completed the requirements for
the Bachelor of Science; and
8.1.3 all candidates must successfully complete all year 1 Master of Nursing units of study
before progressing to year 2 Master of Nursing units of study.
8.2 In exceptional circumstances candidates may be permitted by the delegated academic to
enrol in year 2 units of study in the Master of Nursing while also enrolled in a normal year 1
pattern in the Master of Nursing provided the requested units are available in the required
semester, and the pre-requisites have been met.
9. Time limit
9.1 A candidate for the degree may proceed on either a full-time or part-time basis:
9.1.1 a full-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree no later than the
twelfth semester of candidature for a combined degree including time taken for a suspension
of candidature;
9.1.2 a part-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree no later than the
sixteenth semester of candidature for a combined degree including time taken for a
suspension of candidature;
9.1.3 these times are pro-rata for candidates who change their study between full and part-
time.
10. Credit transfer policy
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27 May 2009                                                                      Page E96
10.1 Credit granted on the basis of academic study completed or prior learning in another
course at another university may not exceed 24 credit points.
10.2 Credit granted on the basis of academic study completed or prior learning in another
course at this university will not exceed 96 credit points with the approval of both the Faculty
of Science and Faculty of Nursing.
10.3 Credit will not be granted for any units of study which were completed more than five
years before admission or re-admission to candidature.
11. Transitional Arrangements
11.1 These resolutions shall apply to:
11.1.1 students who commence their candidature after 1 January 2010; and
11.1.2 students who commence their candidature prior to 1 January 2010 and who elect to
proceed under these resolutions.
12. A candidate for the degree who commenced prior to 1 January 2010 may complete the
requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time the candidate
commenced, provided that the candidate shall complete the requirements by 1 January 2011
or such a later date as the faculty may, in special circumstances, approve.
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Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Nursing
1. Admission
1.1 Applicants for admission as candidates for the combined Bachelor of Health
Sciences/Master of Nursing shall:
1.1.1 be eligible for admittance to the Bachelor of Health Sciences, the University of Sydney;
and
1.1.2 meet the Faculty's English language requirements as follows:
1.1.2.1 Applicants with qualifications gained in a country other than Australia, where the
previous qualification was not taken in English, will be required to have a minimum IELTS of
7.0 with 7.0 in each band.
1.1.2.2 meet minimum standards, as specified by the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, of:
1.1.2.2.1 written and verbal English language competence and interpersonal communication;
and
1.1.2.2.2 numeracy; and
1.1.3 not hold a bachelor qualification approved for the purposes of meeting the
requirements to register, or be registered as a nurse in New South Wales.
1.2 Candidates who do not meet the above criteria may be admitted by the Dean of Nursing
and Midwifery.
2. Requirements for the Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Nursing
2.1 Candidates will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery.
General supervision covers all areas of policy and procedures affecting candidates such as
combined course rules and enrolment procedures.
2.2 To qualify for the award of the degree of combined Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master
of Nursing, a candidate shall complete successfully:
2.2.1 meet all requirements for the Bachelor of Health Sciences and the Master of Nursing as
specified in the tables of units for this degree listed in chapter 7 of this handbook as follows;
2.2.1.1 Complete a minimum of 192 credit points which includes:
2.2.1.1.1 96 credit points from the Bachelor of Health Sciences;
2.2.1.1.2 48 credit points from the Master of Nursing year 1 units of study in the manner
prescribed in the tables of units for this degree; and
2.2.1.1.3 48 credit points from the Master of Nursing year 2 units of study, in addition to
those prescribed in 2.2.1.1.2 above.
3. Additional Requirements
3.1 In addition to the above requirements, and in order to qualify for the award of the
Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Nursing, a candidate:
3.1.1 will complete a minimum of 6 credit points in a human biology subject approved by the
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery;
3.1.2 may not enrol in any unit of study that is substantially the same as one they have
already passed;
3.1.3 will, where appropriate, undertake further or remedial theoretical, clinical or practical
study in addition to the minimum requirements set down in section 2 above as required by
the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery; and
3.1.4 will satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University and Faculty.
3.2 The Deans of the Faculties of Nursing and Midwifery and Health Sciences shall jointly
exercise authority in any matter concerning this combined degree course not otherwise dealt
with in these resolutions.
3.3 Clinical Requirements
3.3.1 In addition to the requirements outlines in section 2-3.2 above the following clinical
requirements apply:
3.3.1.1 Students are required to attend clinical placements and laboratory sessions as
prescribed by the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery.
3.3.2 A candidate who is deemed to be unsatisfactory at any time during a clinical placement
may have that placement terminated, be failed in that unit of study and may be required to
attend a Professional Standards Subcommittee hearing. The subcommittee may:
3.3.2.1 require the candidate to undertake units of study or clinical practice in addition to the
minimum credit point value for the degree set down in section 2 above; and/or
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27 May 2009                                                                      Page E99
3.3.2.2 ask the candidate to show good cause as to why they should be allowed to continue
the degree.
3.4 A candidate whose behaviour, performance or character is considered to be incompatible
with the safe and professional practice of nurses and midwives, or commits any serious
breach of the ethical standards required for the professional practice of nursing, or is
convicted of an indictable offence, may be required to attend a Professional Standards
Subcommittee hearing. The subcommittee may:
3.4.1 require the candidate to undertake units of study or clinical practice or other
requirements in addition to the minimum credit point value for the degree set down in section
2 above; and/or
3.4.2 ask the candidate to show good cause as to why they should be allowed to continue
the degree.
4. Candidates who abandon the combined course
4.1 Candidates who abandon the combined course may:
4.1.1 elect to complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in accordance with
appropriate rules governing that degree.
5. Award of the degree
5.1 Graduands will receive separate testamurs for both the Bachelor of Health Sciences and
the Master of Nursing in accordance with appropriate rules governing those degrees.
5.2 Candidates for the Master of Nursing degree who achieve an average of 75% will be
eligible for the award of the degree with merit.
6. Cross Institutional study
6.1 Provided that permission has been obtained in advance, the Dean may permit a student
to complete a unit of study at another institution and have that unit credited to his/her course
requirements provided that either:
6.1.1 the unit of study content is material not taught in any corresponding unit of study in the
University; or
6.1.2 the student is unable for good reason to attend a corresponding unit of study at the
University.
7. Re-enrolment after an absence
7.1 There is no automatic right of re-entry. Students who wish to be considered for re-
enrolment need to fulfil the following condition:
7.1.1 In cases of lapsed candidature lodge an application through the Universities
Admissions Centre (UAC) by the specified deadline.
8. Progression Rules
8.1 Students enrolled in a Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Nursing:
8.1.1 may not commence Master of Nursing units of study without satisfactorily completing
Year 1 units of study that is 48 credit points, in the Bachelor of Health Sciences with a grade
point average of credit or better, with due regard to any exceptional circumstances, in which
case their progression must be approved by the Dean or their nominee;
8.1.2 may not enrol in Year 4 units of study until they have completed the requirements for
the Bachelor of Health Sciences; and
8.1.3 all candidates must successfully complete all year 1 Master of Nursing units of study
before progressing to year 2 Master of Nursing units of study.
8.2 In exceptional circumstances candidates may be permitted by the delegated academic to
enrol in year 2 units of study in the Master of Nursing while also enrolled in a normal year 1
pattern in the Master of Nursing provided the requested units are available in the required
semester, and the pre-requisites have been met.
9. Time limit
9.1 A candidate for the degree may proceed on either a full-time or part-time basis:
9.1.1 a full-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree no later than the
twelfth semester of candidature for a combined degree including time taken for a suspension
of candidature;
9.1.2 a part-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree no later than the
sixteenth semester of candidature for a combined degree including time taken for a
suspension of candidature;
9.1.3 these times are pro-rata for candidates who change their study between full and part-
time.
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27 May 2009                                                                    Page E100
10. Credit transfer policy
10.1 Credit granted on the basis of academic study completed or prior learning in another
course at another university may not exceed 24 credit points.
10.2 Credit granted on the basis of academic study completed or prior learning in another
course at this university will not exceed 96 credit points with the approval of both the Faculty
of Health Science and Faculty of Nursing.
10.3 Credit will not be granted for any units of study which were completed more than five
years before admission or re-admission to candidature.
11. Transitional Arrangements
11.1 These resolutions shall apply to;
11.1.1 students who commence their candidature after 1 January 2010; and
11.1.2 students who commence their candidature prior to 1 January 2010 and who elect to
proceed under these resolutions.
11.2 A candidate for the degree who commenced prior to 1 January 2010 may complete the
requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time the candidate
commenced, provided that the candidate shall complete the requirements by 1 January 2011
or such a later date as the faculty may, in special circumstances approve.
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                                                                                  Page F1
                                                                AGENDA ITEM 11
                                   Report of the Learning and Teaching Committee

11.2   Report of the Learning and Teaching Committee meeting held on Wednesday
       13 May 2009
       The Learning and Teaching Committee met on 13 May 2009 when there was present:
       The Deputy Chair (Associate Professor S Barrie) presiding; Professor D Armstrong;
       Associate Professors C Collyer (from 10.50am), M Scoufis, T Ho and P McCallum;
       Drs S Cattle, M Edmund, C Groenlund, J Jones, H McKenzie, R Roubin, R Saunders
       and F Waugh; Ms J Gavan, Ms R Kumar; Mr B Meikle and Mr J Saurine. Mr M Charet
       and Ms L Young were in attendance.

       The full agenda for the meeting may be accessed on the web at:
       http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/oldcom/learn_teach/agendas.shtml

11.2.1 Academic Board Faculty Reviews
       (1)  Sydney College of the Arts
            The Academic Board Review Phase Three Report for the Sydney College of
            the Arts was circulated as Attachment 2 to the agenda. The Committee was
            informed that since the Academic Board Review, the Faculty had developed a
            workshop plan with Human Resources around mentoring staff and improving
            communication. The Faculty is about to launch this plan and had already
            completed a survey on how staff and students were feeling. The Committee
            also heard that the Faculty had developed a clear, transparent model for staff
            and students to see the roles of – and subsequent hours worked by –
            technical staff in demonstration during lectures.

              The full report is available on the Committee’s website at:
              http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/oldcom/learn_teach/agendas/2009/LTC_
              May09_Item_7.1_-_Phase_3_Review_Report_-_SCA.pdf

              Recommendation
              That the Academic Board note the Academic Board Review Phase Three
              Report for the Sydney College of the Arts as presented.

11.2.2 Proceedings of the Committee
       (1)   Policy updates and reviews: Students at Risk Working Party
             The Committee heard that the Working Party was making good progress, with
             discussion at the most recent meeting on the identification of practices which
             had developed outside the requirements of policy.

       (2)    Review of Academic Board
              The Committee discussed what changes might be made to the structure and
              membership of the Academic Board’s standing committees in the University’s
              new operating environment. The key points noted in the discussion were:
              • That there was a role for the Learning and Teaching Committee in terms
                 of scrutinising and reflecting decision-making as well as participating in
                 collegial decision-making about teaching and learning matters in the
                 University
              • That there was a particular role for the Learning and Teaching Committee
                 in ensuring the maintenance of standards - both in teaching and learning
                 policy formulation and its implementation
              • That there could be an additional role for the Learning and Teaching
                 Committee in informing future Academic Board quality assurance and
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27 May 2009                                                                       Page F2
                   enhancement processes - for instance in analysis and interpretation of
                   teaching and learning quality data, and on subsequent follow-through of
                   responses to teaching and learning quality processes across the
                   University
               •   That the membership of the Learning and Teaching Committee might
                   require review to reflect an enhanced quality assurance role
               •   That there was a need for a clear delineation of functions between SEG
                   (Education) subcommittee and Learning and Teaching Committee – while
                   recognising that some processes, eg policy formulation might originate in
                   either
               •   That there should be separate reporting lines for the Learning and
                   Teaching Committee and the SEG (Education) subcommittee however
                   there was a need for close communication between the two to ensure
                   neither operated in isolation

       (3)     Reports
               The Committee noted the following reports:
               • Report of the Academic Board meetings held on 10 March and 15 April
                  2009 and the 2008 Annual Report; and
               • report of the DVC(Education).
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                                                                                   Page G1

                                                                 AGENDA ITEM 12
                           Report of the Research and Research Training Committee

12.2   Report of the Research and Research Training Committee meeting held on 6 May
       2009
       The Committee met on 6 May 2009 when there were present: The Deputy Chair
       (Professor J Kril) presiding; Professors D Armstrong (until 3pm), G Clarke, E. Cowley
       (until 3pm), T Hambley, A Masri, A McBratney, B Paltridge, K Refshauge, J Trewhella
       (until 3pm) and K White; Associate Professors A Ammit, M Fairskye, K Marsh, P
       McCallum and G Tolhurst; Dr D Cabrera; Mr W Dawson (until 3pm), Mr J Shipp and Mr
       N Wilson (for Ms R Kumar). Associate Professor S Williams and Dr S Sawleshwarkar
       were present by invitation and Mr M Charet was in attendance.

       The full agenda for the meeting may be accessed on the web at:
       http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/oldcom/rrtc/agendas.shtml

12.2.1 Proceedings of the Committee
       (1)   Report of the Chair
             The Committee noted that the Chair had approved:
             • the deferment of public availability of one thesis; and
             • award of Higher Doctorates to two candidates.

       (2)    Other Reports
              The Committee also noted:
              • the reports of the Academic Board meetings of 10 March and 15 April 2009;
              • update reports from the PhD Review Working Party, Master of Philosophy
                 Working Party and Open Access Working Party;
              • the report of the PhD Award Sub-Committee meetings of 25 March 2009 (by
                 circulation) and 21 April 2009;
              • the report of the Postgraduate Awards Sub-Committee meetings in Semester
                 2, 2008;
              • the report of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), who updated on
                 progress of the review of ethics procedures;
              • an update report on the Research Management Program; and
              • an update on the Best Practice Manual.
                                                                            APPENDIX H
                                                                                     Page H1

                                                                  AGENDA ITEM 13
                                          Report of the Academic Staffing Committee

13.2   Report of the Academic Staffing Committee meeting held on 29 April 2009
       The Committee met on 29 April 2009 when there were present: The Chair (Professor
       B Bennett) presiding, Professors D Day, G Hancock, G Llewellyn, C Murphy, G
       Pearson, I Ramzan and B Sutton, and Ms B Anderson, Mr J Dixon and Mr C Streeter.
       Ms M Kemmis was in attendance.

13.2.1 Proceedings of the Committee
       (1)     Titles for Retired Staff
               The Committee noted a response from the University of Sydney Association
               of Professors on the concept of allowing retired professors to retain the title
               “professor” without any further qualifier (such as “emeritus” or “honorary”). A
               brief paper on this issue will be developed by the Committee for submission
               to the Academic Board later this year.

       (2)      Promotions
                The Committee discussed issues related to promotions in the research-only
                and teaching and research tracks, as well as where staff receive an
                externally funded research fellowship with an associated appointment to a
                higher level. It was agreed that this issue would be referred to the Academic
                Roles Working Group established under the University’s Work Slate.

       (3)      Survey of Teaching Support Staff
                The Committee noted data compiled by SydneyPeople on the extent of
                academic teaching undertaken by non-employees (including casuals).
                Members noted that further data was required, and it was agreed that a
                number of faculties would be selected by SydneyPeople for more intensive
                research on this matter.

       (4)      Other Reports
                The Committee also noted the reports of the Academic Board meetings of
                25 February, 10 March and 15 April 2009.
                                                                        APPENDIX I
                                                                                 Page I1

                                                                    AGENDA ITEM 14
                                                                    General Business

14.1   Membership of the Central Promotions Committees 2009
       It is recommended that the Academic Board approve the following appointments to
       the membership of the Central Promotions Committees for 2009:

        Level D
        Provost and Deputy Vice-         Professor Stephen Garton
        Chancellor or nominee (Chair)
        Chair of the Academic Board      Professor Bruce Sutton
        One senior academic from         Professor Michael Johnson, Macquarie
        another University - nominated   University
        by the Provost and Deputy Vice-
        Chancellor
        Six members of the academic staff comprising:
        Three nominated by the Provost Professor Elisabeth Peden (Law)
        and Deputy Vice-Chancellor;      Professor Adrian Vickers (Arts)
        and                              Professor Corinne Mulley (Economics &
                                         Business)
        Three nominated by the Chair of Professor Louise Baur (Medicine)
        the Academic Board               Associate Professor Charles Macaskill
                                         (Science)
                                         Professor Mark Onslow (Health
                                         Sciences)

       Meeting Date: 7 October 2009

        Level E
        Vice-Chancellor (Chair)          Dr Michael Spence
        Provost and Deputy Vice-         Professor Stephen Garton
        Chancellor
        Two Deans nominated by the       Professor Iqbal Ramzan (Pharmacy)
        Provost and Deputy Vice-         Professor Bruce Robinson (Medicine)
        Chancellor
        Chair of the Academic Board      Professor Bruce Sutton
        One senior academic from         Professor Janet Chan, Chair Academic
        another University (nominated    Board, University of New South Wales
        by the Vice-Chancellor)
        Three professors (nominated by   Professor Moira Gatens (Arts)
        the Chair of the Academic        Professor Anne Green (Physics)
        Board)                           Professor David Cook (Science)
                                         Professor Anthony Aspromourgos
                                         (Economics & Business) - Reserve

       Meeting Date: 23 November 2009

       Recommendation
       That the Academic Board approve the amendments to the membership of the Central
       Promotions Committees for 2009, as set out in the report presented.

				
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