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NOTICE OF MEETING

A meeting of the Academic Board will be held at 2.00 pm on Wednesday 2 July 2008 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
for
Dr W Adams
Registrar

25 June 2008


AGENDA                                                                                    Pages

    1.   Apologies
         Apologies have been received from: Professors G Brown, S Garton, R Jeremy and
         D Nutbeam, Associate Professor M Walton, Drs S Cumming and B Jones, and Mr
         B Kotic, Ms N Legge-Wilkinson, Ms L-M Syron, Mr R Walpola and Mr N Ware.


    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 meeting                                              Appendix A
         3.1   Meeting of 28 May 2008                                                A1-A33

                Recommendation
                The Academic Board adopt the minutes of the previous meeting held on 28
                May 2008 as a true record.


    4.   Business arising from Minutes (not dealt with elsewhere in the Agenda)
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    5.   Focus Topic: Review of Australian Higher Education                  separate attachment

         Recommendation
         That the Academic Board note the presentation on the Review of Australian Higher
         Education.


    6.   Report of the Chair                                                 Appendix B
         6.1   Report on Senate Matters
               6.1.1 Report of the Senate meeting held on 16 June 2008
                                                                    supplementary agenda

                        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 16 June 2008.

         6.2    Honours and Distinctions                                                      B1-B2

                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 Student Appeals against Academic Decisions                       B2, B4-B7

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board amend the Academic Board Resolutions
                        regarding Student Appeals against Academic Decisions, as set out
                        in the report presented.

                6.3.2   Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Higher Degree
                        Supervision                                             B2-B3

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board note and congratulate the recipient of the
                        Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Higher Degree
                        Supervision for 2008.


    7.   Report of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal              Supplementary agenda
         7.1   Report on Senate Matters
               7.1.1 Report of the Senate meeting held on 16 June 2008
                                                                    supplementary agenda

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board note the report of the Vice-Chancellor and
                        Principal on matters considered by Senate at its meeting held on 16
                        June 2008.

         7.2    General report

                Recommendation
                That the Academic Board note the general report of the Vice-Chancellor
                and Principal.
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    8.    Question time
          Questions to the Vice-Chancellor and Chair of the Academic Board

          (Time limit 15 minutes)


    9.    Reports of the Faculties                                        Appendix C
          9.1   Report of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
                9.1.1 Amendment to Constitution of the Sydney Conservatorium of
                       Music                                                    C1-C2

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board recommend that Senate approve the
                        amendments to the Constitution of the Sydney Conservatorium of
                        Music, as set out in the report presented.

                 9.1.2 Amendment to Election of Staff from the                     Sydney
                       Conservatorium of Music to the Academic Board                     C1, C3

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board recommend that Senate approve the
                        amendments to the election of staff from the Sydney
                        Conservatorium of Music to the Academic Board, as set out in the
                        report presented.


    10.   Report of the Undergraduate Studies Committee                               Appendix D
          (Professor Scott Kable)

          10.1   Oral report of the Chair

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

          10.2   Report of the meeting held on 18 June 2008                          D1-D72
                 10.2.1 Proposals for new and amended undergraduate courses
                        10.2.1.1 Faculty of Arts
                                 (1)   Bachelor of International and Global StudiesD1, D7-D10

                                        Recommendation
                                        That the Academic Board:
                                        (1)    approve the proposal of the Faculty of Arts
                                               for the introduction of a Bachelor of
                                               International and Global Studies,
                                        (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                               (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                       approval of the proposal to
                                                       introduce these courses,
                                               (b)     approve the amendment of the
                                                       Resolutions of the Senate relating to
                                                       the     Degrees,    Diplomas     and
                                                       Certificates in the Faculty of Arts,
                                                       and
                                               (c)     approve the adoption of the new
                                                       Resolutions of the Senate relating to
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                                                      this course, made pursuant to the
                                                      University of Sydney (Coursework)
                                                      Rule 2000,
                                      (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 2009.

                                (2)    Bachelor   of    International and   Global
                                       Studies/Bachelor of Laws D2, D7, D11-D16, D49-D58

                                       Recommendation
                                       That the Academic Board:
                                       (1)     approve the proposal of the Faculty of Arts
                                               for the introduction of a Bachelor of
                                               International and Global Studies,
                                       (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                               (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                       approval of the proposal to
                                                       introduce these courses,
                                               (b)     approve the amendment of the
                                                       Resolutions of the Senate relating
                                                       to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                                                       Certificates 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,
                                       (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 2009.

                        10.2.1.2 Faculty of Economics and Business: Bachelor of
                                 Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies),
                                 Bachelor of Economics and associated combined
                                 degrees                                D2-D3, D17-D44

                                Recommendation
                                That the Academic Board:
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                                (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                        Economics and Business for the amendment of the
                                        major ‘Management Decision Sciences’ in the
                                        Bachelor of Commerce, the Bachelor of
                                        Commerce (Liberal Studies), the Bachelor of
                                        Economics and associated combined degrees,
                                (2)     recommend that Senate :
                                        (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of
                                                the proposal to amend these courses,
                                        (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions
                                                of the Senate relating to the Bachelor of
                                                Commerce, the Bachelor of Commerce
                                                (Liberal Studies), the Bachelor of
                                                Commerce and Bachelor of Arts, and the
                                                Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of
                                                Science and the Bachelor of Economics in
                                                the Faculty of Economics and Business,
                                                the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of
                                                Science, and
                                (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the
                                        units of study
                                with effect from 1 January 2009.

                        10.2.1.3 Faculty of Education and Social Work: Bachelor of
                                 Social Work                                D3, D45-D46

                                Recommendation
                                That the Academic Board:
                                (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                        Education and Social Work to amend the Bachelor
                                        of Social Work,
                                (2)     recommend that Senate endorse the Academic
                                        Board’s approval of the proposal to amend the
                                        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 the
                                        honours degree, as set out in the report presented,
                                with effect from 1 January 2009.

                10.2.2 Reports from Faculties
                       10.2.2.1 Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources:
                                Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, Bachelor of
                                Horticultural Science, Bachelor of Land and Water
                                Science, Bachelor of Resource Economics and
                                Bachelor of Science in Agriculture            D3-D4, D59

                               Recommendation
                               That the Academic Board note the report from the Faculty
                               of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources regarding
                               amendments to the units of study in the Bachelor of
                               Agricultural Economics, Bachelor of Horticultural Science,
                               Bachelor of Land and Water Science, Bachelor of
                               Resource Economics and Bachelor of Science in
                               Agriculture, as set out in the report presented.
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                        10.2.2.2 Faculty of Economics and Business: Bachelor of
                                 Commerce and Bachelor of Economics          D4, D60

                                Recommendation
                                That the Academic Board note the report from the Faculty
                                of Economics and Business regarding amendments to the
                                units of study in the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of
                                Economics and associated combined degrees, as set out
                                in the report presented.

                        10.2.2.3 Faculty of Education and Social Work: Bachelor of
                                 Education (Secondary: Human Movement and Health
                                 Education)                                 D4, D47-D48

                                Recommendation
                                That the Academic Board:
                                (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Education
                                        and Social Work to amend the Bachelor of
                                        Education (Secondary: Human Movement and
                                        Health Education), and
                                (2)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the
                                        units of study, as set out in the report presented,
                                with effect from 1 January 2009.

                        10.2.2.4 Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies:
                                 Bachelor of Engineering                       D4, D61-D63

                                Recommendation
                                That the Academic Board note the report from the Faculty
                                of Engineering and Information Technologies regarding
                                amendments to the units of study in the Bachelor of
                                Engineering, as set out in the report presented.

                        10.2.2.5 Faculty of Health Sciences: Bachelor of Applied
                                 Science (Occupational Therapy), Bachelor of Applied
                                 Science (Physiotherapy), Bachelor of Applied Science
                                 (Exercise and Sport Science)/Bachelor of NutritionD5, D64-D68

                                Recommendation
                                That the Academic Board note the report from the Faculty
                                of Health Sciences regarding amendments to the units of
                                study in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational
                                Therapy), Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
                                and Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport
                                Science)/Bachelor of Nutrition, as set out in the report
                                presented.

                        10.2.2.6 Faculty of Law: Bachelor of Laws                   D5, D50-D58

                                Recommendation
                                That the Academic Board:
                                (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Law to
                                        amend the Bachelor of Laws, and
                                (2)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the
                                        units of study, as set out in the report presented,
                                with effect from 1 January 2009.
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                        10.2.2.7 Faculty of Pharmacy: Bachelor of Pharmacy                D5, D69

                                 Recommendation
                                 That the Academic Board note the report from the Faculty
                                 of Pharmacy regarding amendments to the units of study
                                 in the Bachelor of Pharmacy, as set out in the report
                                 presented.

                 10.2.3 Faculty of Health Sciences Rural Entry Scheme            D5-D6, D70-D72

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board approve the proposed extension of the
                        Rural Entry Scheme, offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences, for
                        implementation beginning with the student intake of 2009.

                 10.2.4 Student Appeals against Academic Decisions                  D6, B2, B4-B7

                 10.2.5 Proceedings of the Committee                                           D6

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board note the proceedings of the
                        Undergraduate Studies Committee meeting held on 18 June 2008,
                        as set out in the report presented.


    11.   Report of the Graduate Studies Committee                                    Appendix E
          (Associate Professor Peter McCallum)

          11.1   Oral report of the Chair

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

          11.2   Report of the meeting held on 18 June 2008                            E1-E137
                 11.2.1 Proposals for new and amended postgraduate courses
                        11.2.1.1 Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
                                 (1)    Master of Architectural History and Theory,
                                        Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and
                                        Theory     and     Graduate    Certificate     in
                                        Architectural History and Theory           E1, E12-E15

                                        Recommendation
                                        That the Academic Board:
                                        (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                               Architecture, Design and Planning to delete
                                               the Master of Architectural History and
                                               Theory, Graduate Diploma in Architectural
                                               History and Theory and Graduate
                                               Certificate in Architectural History and
                                               Theory,
                                        (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                               (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                       approval of the proposal;
                                               (b)     approve the amendment of the
                                                       Resolutions of Senate relating to the
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                                                       Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates
                                                       in the Faculty of Architecture,
                                                       Design and Planning; and
                                                (c)    approve      the      rescission   of
                                                       Resolutions of Senate relating to the
                                                       courses; and
                                        (3)     approve the rescission of the Faculty
                                                Resolutions relating to the courses;
                                        with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the
                                        report presented.

                                 (2)    Master of Interaction Design and Electronic
                                        Arts, Master of Interaction Design and
                                        Electronic Arts (Honours), Graduate Diploma in
                                        Interaction Design and Electronic Arts and
                                        Graduate Certificate in Interaction Design and
                                        Electronic Arts                  supplementary agenda

                        11.2.1.2 Faculty of Arts: Master of Letters in US Studies
                                                                                E1-E2, E26-E32

                                 Recommendation
                                 That the Academic Board:
                                 (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Arts to
                                         introduce the Master of Letters in US Studies
                                 (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                         (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s approval of
                                                the proposal;
                                         (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions
                                                of Senate relating to the Degrees, Diplomas
                                                and Certificates in the Faculty of Arts; and
                                         (c)    approve the introduction of Resolutions of
                                                Senate relating to the course; and
                                 (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the
                                         course;
                                 with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report
                                 presented.

                        11.2.1.3 Faculty of Economics and Business
                                 (1)    Master of Business and Graduate Diploma in
                                        Business                             E2, E34-E38

                                        Recommendation:
                                        That the Academic Board:
                                        (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                               Economics and Business to delete the
                                               Master of Business and Graduate Diploma
                                               in Business,
                                        (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                               (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                      approval of the proposal;
                                               (b)    approve the amendment of the
                                                      Resolutions of Senate relating to the
                                                      Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates
                                                      in the Faculty of Economics and
                                                      Business; and
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                                              (c)     approve      the      rescission   of
                                                      Resolutions of Senate relating to the
                                                      courses; and
                                       (3)     approve the rescission of the Faculty
                                               Resolutions relating to the courses;
                                       with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the
                                       report presented.

                                 (2)   Master of Business Information Systems
                                                                   E2-E3, E34-E35, E39-E40

                                       Recommendation:
                                       That the Academic Board:
                                       (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                               Economics and Business to delete the
                                               Master of Business Information Systems,
                                       (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                               (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                      approval of the proposal;
                                               (b)    approve the amendment of the
                                                      Resolutions of Senate relating to the
                                                      Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates
                                                      in the Faculty of Economics and
                                                      Business; and
                                               (c)    approve      the      rescission   of
                                                      Resolutions of Senate relating to the
                                                      course; and
                                       (3)     approve the rescission of the Faculty
                                               Resolutions relating to the course;
                                       with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the
                                       report presented.

                        11.2.1.4 Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
                                 (1)    Master of Professional Engineering      E3, E41-E49

                                       Recommendation:
                                       That the Academic Board:
                                       (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                               Engineering and Information Technologies
                                               to introduce the Master of Professional
                                               Engineering,
                                       (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                               (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                      approval of the proposal;
                                               (b)    approve the amendment of the
                                                      Resolutions of Senate relating to the
                                                      Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates
                                                      in the Faculty of Engineering and
                                                      Information Technologies; and
                                               (c)    approve      the    introduction    of
                                                      Resolutions of Senate relating to the
                                                      course; and
                                       (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                               the course;
                                       with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the
                                       report presented.
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                                (2)    Master     of       Engineering       (Biomedical
                                       Engineering)                             E3-E4, E50-E53

                                       Recommendation:
                                       That the Academic Board:
                                       (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                               Engineering and Information Technologies
                                               to amend the Master of Engineering to
                                               introduce the Biomedical Engineering
                                               stream,
                                       (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                               (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                      approval of the proposal;
                                               (b)    approve the amendment of the
                                                      Resolutions of Senate relating to the
                                                      Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates
                                                      in the Faculty of Engineering and
                                                      Information Technologies and the
                                                      Master of Engineering; and
                                       (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                               the course;
                                       with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the
                                       report presented.

                        11.2.1.5 Faculty of Health Sciences
                                 (1)    Master of Health Science                 E4-E5, E54-E60

                                       Recommendation:
                                       That the Academic Board:
                                       (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                               Health    Sciences      to   amend       the
                                               Physiotherapy stream and delete the
                                               streams of Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy,
                                               Manipulative Physiotherapy, Neurological
                                               Physiotherapy, Paediatric Physiotherapy,
                                               Sports        Physiotherapy,         Sports
                                               Physiotherapy/Manipulative Physiotherapy
                                               and Speech-Language Pathology from the
                                               Master of Health Science
                                       (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                               (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                      approval of the proposal;
                                               (b)    approve the amendment of the
                                                      Resolutions of Senate relating to the
                                                      Masters Degrees in the Faculty of
                                                      Health Sciences; and
                                       (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                               the course;
                                       with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the
                                       report presented.

                                 (2)   Master of Health Sciences                    E5, E54-E65

                                       Recommendation:
                                       That the Academic Board:
                                       (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                              Health Sciences to amend the Master of
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                                               Health Sciences to introduce the stream of
                                               Speech and Language Pathology
                                       (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                               (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                      approval of the proposal;
                                               (b)    approve the amendment of the
                                                      Resolutions of Senate relating to the
                                                      Masters Degrees in the Faculty of
                                                      Health Sciences; and
                                       (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                               the course;
                                       with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the
                                       report presented.

                        11.2.1.6 Faculty of Medicine: Master of Medicine (Refractive
                                 Surgery) and Graduate Diploma in Medicine
                                 (Refractive Surgery)                     E5-E6, E95-E107

                                Recommendation
                                That the Graduate Studies Committee recommend that
                                the Academic Board:
                                (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Medicine
                                        to introduce the Master of Medicine (Refractive
                                        Surgery) and Graduate Diploma in Medicine
                                        (Refractive Surgery),
                                (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                        (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s approval of
                                               the proposal;
                                        (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions
                                               of Senate relating to the Degrees, Diplomas
                                               and Certificates in the Faculty of Medicine;
                                               and
                                        (c)    approve the introduction of Resolutions of
                                               Senate relating to the course; and
                                (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the
                                        course;
                                with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report
                                presented.

                        11.2.1.7 Faculty of Science
                                 (1)    Master of Photonics and Optical Science and
                                        Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical
                                        Science                             E6, E108-E114

                                       Recommendation:
                                       That the Academic Board:
                                       (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                              Science to introduce the Master of
                                              Photonics and Optical Science and
                                              Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical
                                              Science,
                                       (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                              (a)   endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                    approval of the proposal;
                                              (b)   approve the amendment of the
                                                    Resolutions of Senate relating to the
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                                                     Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates
                                                     in the Faculty of Science; and
                                              (c)    approve      the    introduction    of
                                                     Resolutions of Senate relating to the
                                                     course; and
                                      (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                              the course;
                                      with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the
                                      report presented.

                               (2)    Graduate Certificate in Applied Science
                                      (Applied Positive Psychology)
                                                                 E7, E108-E110, E115-E129

                                      Recommendation:
                                      That the Academic Board:
                                      (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                              Science to introduce the Applied Positive
                                              Psychology stream in the Graduate
                                              Certificate in Applied Science;
                                      (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                              (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                      approval of the proposal;
                                              (b)     approve the amendment of the
                                                      Resolutions of Senate relating to the
                                                      Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates
                                                      in the Faculty of Science and the
                                                      Graduate Certificate in Applied
                                                      Science; and
                                      (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                              the course;
                                      with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the
                                      report presented.

                11.2.2 Reports from Faculties
                       11.2.2.1 Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
                                (1)    Master of Design Science                     E7, E16-E19

                                      Recommendation
                                      That the Academic Board:
                                      (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                              Architecture, Design and Planning to
                                              amend the Facilities Management stream
                                              and the honours requirements for the
                                              Master of Design Science, and
                                      (2)     approve the requirements for the honours
                                              degree,
                                      with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the
                                      report presented.

                               (2)    Master of Facilities Management, Master of
                                      Heritage Conservation and Master of Urban
                                      Design                            E7-E8, E20-E25

                                      Recommendation
                                      That the Academic Board:
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                                       (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                               Architecture, Design and Planning to
                                               amend the honours requirements for the
                                               Master of Facilities Management, Master of
                                               Heritage Conservation and Master of Urban
                                               Design, and
                                       (2)     approve the requirements for the honours
                                               degrees,
                                       with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the
                                       report presented.

                                (3)    Master of Design Science, Master of Facilities
                                       Management, Master of Heritage Conservation,
                                       Master of Housing Studies, Master of
                                       Interaction Design and Electronic Arts, Master
                                       of Urban Design and Master of Urban and
                                       Regional Planning              supplementary agenda

                        11.2.2.2 Faculty of Arts: Master of Public Policy, Graduate
                                 Diploma in Public Policy and Graduate Certificate in
                                 Public Policy                                      E8, E33

                                Recommendation
                                That the Academic Board:
                                (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Arts to
                                        amend the selection of core units of study for the
                                        Master of Public Policy, Graduate Diploma in
                                        Public Policy and Graduate Certificate in Public
                                        Policy, and
                                (2)     approve the requirements for the pass degree,
                                        honours degree, graduate diploma and graduate
                                        certificate
                                with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report
                                presented.

                        11.2.2.3 Faculty of Law
                                 (1)    Master of Administrative Law and Policy,
                                        Master      of   Criminology,    Master    of
                                        Environmental Law, Master of Environmental
                                        Science and Law, Master of Health Law, Master
                                        of International Business and Law, Master of
                                        International Law, Master of International
                                        Taxation, Master of Labour Law and Relations,
                                        Master of Taxation, Graduate Diploma in
                                        Commercial Law, Graduate Diploma in
                                        Corporate, Securities and Finance Law,
                                        Graduate Diploma in Criminology, Graduate
                                        Diploma in Environmental Law, Graduate
                                        Diploma in Health Law, Graduate Diploma in
                                        International Law, Graduate Diploma in
                                        International Business Law, Graduate Diploma
                                        in Public Health Law and Graduate Diploma in
                                        Taxation                            E8-E9, E66-E94

                                       Recommendation
                                       That the Academic Board:
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                              (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                      Law to amend the units of study in the
                                      Master of Administrative Law and Policy,
                                      Master     of   Criminology,  Master      of
                                      Environmental       Law,     Master       of
                                      Environmental Science and Law, Master of
                                      Health Law, Master of International
                                      Business and Law, Master of International
                                      Law, Master of International Taxation,
                                      Master of Labour Law and Relations,
                                      Master of Taxation, Graduate Diploma in
                                      Commercial Law, Graduate Diploma in
                                      Corporate, Securities and Finance Law,
                                      Graduate Diploma in Criminology, Graduate
                                      Diploma in Environmental Law, Graduate
                                      Diploma in Health Law, Graduate Diploma
                                      in International Law, Graduate Diploma in
                                      International Business Law, Graduate
                                      Diploma in Public Health Law and Graduate
                                      Diploma in Taxation; and
                              (2)     approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                      the courses;
                              with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the
                              report presented.

                        (2)   Master of Administrative Law and Policy,
                              Master of Asian and Pacific Legal Systems,
                              Master    of   Business     Law,    Master    of
                              Criminology, Master of Environmental Law,
                              Master of Health Law, Master of International
                              Law, Master of International Taxation, Master of
                              Jurisprudence, Master of Labour Law and
                              Relations, Master of Laws, Master of Taxation,
                              Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law,
                              Graduate Diploma in Corporate Securities and
                              Finance     Law,    Graduate     Diploma      in
                              Criminology,      Graduate      Diploma       in
                              Environmental Law, Graduate Diploma in
                              Health Law, Graduate Diploma in International
                              Business     Law,    Graduate     Diploma     in
                              International Law, Graduate Diploma in
                              Jurisprudence, Graduate Diploma in Law,
                              Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law and
                              Graduate Diploma in Taxation: Amendment of
                              assessment procedures                     E9, E66-E94

                              Recommendation
                              That the Academic Board:
                              (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                     Law to amend the assessment procedures
                                     for the Master of Administrative Law and
                                     Policy, Master of Asian and Pacific Legal
                                     Systems, Master of Business Law, Master
                                     of Criminology, Master of Environmental
                                     Law, Master of Health Law, Master of
                                     International Law, Master of International
                                     Taxation, Master of Jurisprudence, Master
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                                               of Labour Law and Relations, Master of
                                               Laws, Master of Taxation, Graduate
                                               Diploma in Commercial Law, Graduate
                                               Diploma in Corporate Securities and
                                               Finance Law, Graduate Diploma in
                                               Criminology,    Graduate     Diploma      in
                                               Environmental Law, Graduate Diploma in
                                               Health Law, Graduate Diploma in
                                               International Business Law, Graduate
                                               Diploma in International Law, Graduate
                                               Diploma in Jurisprudence, Graduate
                                               Diploma in Law, Graduate Diploma in
                                               Public Health Law and Graduate Diploma in
                                               Taxation; and
                                       (2)     approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                               the courses;
                                       with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the
                                       report presented.

                                 (3)   Master of Administrative Law and Policy,
                                       Master of Asian and Pacific Legal Systems,
                                       Master     of    Criminology,   Master    of
                                       Environmental Law, Master of Health Law,
                                       Master of International Taxation, Master of
                                       Jurisprudence, Master of Labour Law and
                                       Relations, Master of Laws and Master of
                                       Taxation: Deletion of honours     E9-E10, E66-E94

                                       Recommendation
                                       That the Academic Board:
                                       (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                               Law to delete the award of the degree with
                                               honours in the Master of Administrative
                                               Law and Policy, Master of Asian and
                                               Pacific Legal Systems, Master of
                                               Criminology, Master of Environmental Law,
                                               Master of Health Law, Master of
                                               International   Taxation,     Master      of
                                               Jurisprudence, Master of Labour Law and
                                               Relations, Master of Laws and Master of
                                               Taxation; and
                                       (2)     approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                               the courses;
                                       with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the
                                       report presented.

                        11.2.2.4 Sydney College of the Arts: Postgraduate courses
                                                                             E10, E130-E137

                                Recommendation
                                That the Academic Board approve the amendments to the
                                policy “Postgraduate English Language Requirements”, as
                                set out in the report presented.

                11.2.3 Student Appeals against Academic Decisions                B2, B4-B7, E10
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                 11.2.4 Proceedings of the Committee                                           E11

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board note the proceedings of the Graduate
                        Studies Committee meeting held on 18 June 2008, as set out in the
                        report presented.


    12.   Report of the Learning and Teaching Committee                              Appendix F
           (Associate Professor Greg Ryan)

          12.1   Oral report of the Chair

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

          12.2   Report of the meeting held on 11 June 2008                                    F1-2
                 12.2.1 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards
                        (1)    Award for Outstanding Teaching                                   F1

                               Recommendation
                               That the Academic Board note and congratulate the
                               recipients of the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding
                               Teaching for 2008.

                        (2)    Award for Support of the Student Experience                    F1-F2

                               Recommendation
                               That the Academic Board note and congratulate the
                               recipients of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Support of the
                               Student Experience for 2008.

                 12.2.2 Proceedings of the Committee                                            F2

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board note the proceedings of the Learning and
                        Teaching Committee meeting held on 11 June 2008, as set out in
                        the report presented.


    13.   Report of the Research and Research Training Committee                     Appendix G
          (Associate Professor Jillian Kril, Deputy Chair)

          13.1   Oral report of the Chair

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

          13.2   Report of the meeting held on 11 June 2008                          G1-G4
                 13.2.1 Proposals for New and Amended Courses
                        13.2.1.1 Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies:
                                 Master of Philosophy                               G1, G3

                                 Recommendation
                                 That the Academic Board:
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                                 (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                         Engineering and Information Technologies to
                                         amend the Master of Philosophy, and
                                 (2)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions of
                                         Faculty relating to the course
                                 with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report.

                 13.2.2 Appointment of Examiners                                              G1

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board amend the Academic Board Resolutions
                        relating to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, as set out in the
                        report presented.

                 13.2.3 Reports to Examiners on the Outcome of the Examination
                        Process                                               G2, G4

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board approve the implementation of the
                        outcome of the examination template, as outlined in the report
                        presented.

                 13.2.4 Proceedings of the Committee                                          G2

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board note the proceedings of the Research and
                        Research Training Committee meeting held on 11 June 2008, as
                        set out in the report presented.


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

          14.1   Oral report of the Chair

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

          14.2   Report of the meeting held on 3 June 2008                                    H1
                 14.2.1 Proceedings of the Committee                                          H1

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board note the proceedings of the Academic
                        Staffing Committee meeting held on 3 June 2008, 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 28 May 2008 in the Professorial Board Room

There were present: the Chair (Professor B Sutton) presiding, the Provost and Deputy
                    Vice-Chancellor (Professor D Nutbeam) representing the Vice-
                    Chancellor and Principal, the Chairs of the Standing Committees
                    (Professor B Bennett, Associate Professors J Kril, P McCallum and G
                    Ryan, Dr J Shaw), Professors M Adams, C Armour, A Brewer, J Brien,
                    M Crossley, G Hancock, R Jeremy, W Julian, B Paltridge, K Trigwell
                    and P Wolnizer, Associate Professors A Fekete, T Gerzina, M
                    Halliwell, L Harris, A Holland, A F Masters, R Magnusson, S
                    Newberry, A Twomey and S Willcock, Drs M Boughton, F Collyer, S
                    Cox, K Crameri, S Cumming, J Hanrahan, D Hibbs, D Higgins, L
                    Hossain, B Jones, G Macdonald, S Mansfield, I Odeh, S Ronaldson, L
                    Scanlon, M-A Schnabel and C Taylor, Mr P Ball, Ms K Barnsley, Ms C
                    Blomley, Ms M Fairskye, Dr M Fisher, Ms K Laing, Ms N Legge-
                    Wilkinson, Mrs S McCallum, Mr A McLeod, Ms R Santos, Mr J Shipp,
                    Ms L-M Syron and Mr R Walpola.

Also present:           Secretary of the Academic Board (Dr W A Adams).

Present as observers: Ms A Griffiths (Secretariat), Ms L Rose (Provost’s Office)

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

       1.        Apologies
                 The Board noted that apologies had been received from: Professors D
                 Armstrong, A Coats, E Cowley, D Day, S Garton, S Kable, G Llewellyn, A
                 McBratney, C Murphy, I Ramzan, E Schwarz, J Trewhella, G Triggs, K
                 Walker and J White, Associate Professors C Collyer, R Ewing, A Jamalipour,
                 N O’Dwyer and M Walton, Drs T Anthony, D Auld, V Barrs, J Callen, M
                 Edmond, N Gurran, P Marks, R Stanton and T Schofield, and Ms A Freeborn,
                 Ms J Henderson, Ms P Kamvounias, Mr B Kotic, Mr M Lines, Ms J McKenzie,
                 Ms C McNally, Ms J Mooney, Ms S Tolerton, Mr D Trembath, Mr N Ware and
                 Mr S Wilkinson.

       2.        Arrangement of agenda
                 2.1   Starring of items
                       Members of the Board were invited to star for discussion any
                       unstarred items. No additional items were starred.
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               2.2    Adoption of unstarred items

                      Resolution 90/08
                      That the Academic Board resolve as recommended with respect to all
                      unstarred items.

       3.      Minutes of previous meeting

               Resolution 91/08
               That the Academic Board adopt the minutes of the previous meeting held on
               16 April 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.      Focus Topic: Campus 2020 Master Plan
               (Presentation by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Campus Infrastructure and
               Services))

               The Chair invited Professor Jeremy to make his presentation to the Academic
               Board. Professor Jeremy advised members that the Campus 2020 had
               received approval from Senate to proceed to consultation, and that feedback
               was currently being sought from the University community. A secure website
               (accessible by staff and students) would be created which would provide
               access to the overview of the Master Plan (which was distributed to members
               with the agenda), individual plans for the various precincts and a set of
               supporting documents. The website would allow people to provide electronic
               feedback on the plan. Presentations to faculties and schools was also being
               arranged.

               Professor Jeremy advised that the presentation would focus on the
               Camperdown and Darlington campuses, but stressed that the Master Plan
               would look at all of the University’s locations, including Camden, Lidcombe,
               the City campuses and the teaching hospitals. The main aim of the Campus
               2020 Master Plan was to outline a proposed comprehensive redevelopment
               and reinvigoration of the campuses in order to improve the urban
               environment by providing for restoration and adaptive reuse of heritage
               buildings, removal of intrusive works, restoration of green space and of visual
               and pedestrian linkages across the campus.

               The Master Plan was urgently needed to make sense of the development of
               the campuses since 1950 and to provide a way forward to meet short term
               and long term future needs. The University’s gross floor space area per
               EFTSU was diminishing and no longer met the best practice guidelines of
               TEFMA (the Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association). The
               condition of many of the University’s existing buildings also required action,
               with heritage buildings in need of refurbishment and other post-WWII
               buildings in need of replacement, particularly so on the Darlington campus.

               The function of the Master Plan was to provide a comprehensive planning
               approach to the entire campus. It:
               • defines the principles underlying the development of a world‐class
                  University campus;
               • describes the opportunity and envelopes for future capital development;
               • defines appropriate long term management of heritage assets;
               • assesses opportunity for improvement in public spaces;
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               •   describes a durable solution to traffic management and pedestrian
                   access;
               •   describes opportunity for improved functional linkage of campus precincts;
                   and
               •   describes opportunities for improvement of the student experience.

               Professor Jeremy stressed that the Master Plan did not set out what should
               be built or the timing for building projects, nor did it prioritise the different
               projects.    These details required consultation across the University
               community.

               The Master Plan proposes a whole-of-campus approach, with Camperdown
               divided into five precincts (Eastern Avenue, Science Road, The Square,
               Western Avenue and Orphan School Creek) and Darlington divided into two
               (Maze Green and Abercrombie). A further possible precinct at North Eveleigh
               is also identified in the Master Plan. Details are provided in the Master Plan
               for how each precinct will operate and link with other precincts. One major
               focus was the development and preservation of green spaces on the
               Camperdown and Darlington campuses. Associated with this it was intended
               that parking and traffic arrangements would be significantly altered, with
               perimeter parking in new buildings around the campus, and the gradual
               closing off of through traffic to allow predominantly pedestrian and bicycle
               traffic.

               Many of the University’s ageing and derelict building stock had the potential
               to be replaced by newer buildings with increased floor capacity, and work had
               been done to identify the specific building heights required to provide
               particular floor space totals. There was definite scope for the University to
               increase its overall floor space to 250,000 m2.

               Professor Jeremy then provided a visual walk through the various campus
               precincts, showing some of the envisaged changes. Starting from the corner
               of Parramatta Road and University Avenue, the first major new building
               shown was the proposed University Art Gallery. Further along Parramatta
               Road, the plan proposes the removal of parking on Science Road, the
               removal of the Footbridge Theatre, and the conversion of the parking lot
               between the John Woolley and Badham buildings into green space. At Ross
               Street, most of the buildings (with the exception of the R D Watt building)
               would be replaced with new building stock. There was also scope to
               redevelop the Parramatta Road frontage near the Faculty of Veterinary
               Science.

               Planning was already in progress for the new ARC buildings (including Bio3)
               to be built near St John’s Oval, with further buildings proposed near the No.1
               and No.2 Ovals. These buildings would produce a new biomedical precinct
               for the University. Professor Jeremy advised that the residential colleges
               were also in the process of planning refurbishments and additions to their
               buildings. On the Darlington campus, there were major plans for refurbishing
               the accommodation on Darlington Crescent, developing a new Economics &
               Business facility further along Codrington Street, and a total replacement of
               the older Architecture and Engineering building stock.

               The precinct     at North Eveleigh (bounded by the railway line and Wilson
               Street) had       been identified by the Redfern Waterloo Authority for
               development      with three planning zones: mixed use commercial with some
               residential, a   cultural precinct, and residential accommodation. The site had
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               the potential to provide teaching and research space, new sporting facilities,
               and accommodation for staff and students.

               Professor Jeremy finished by pointing out that the Master Plan identified the
               potential for major new teaching and research facilities, the co-location of
               various faculties and research teams, with the emphasis on developing
               flexible and adaptive buildings with the capacity to respond to the University’s
               future needs. The University had the opportunity to use the best available
               designs to create a suite of innovative buildings.

               The Chair invited members to respond to the presentation, and the following
               points were raised:
               • Associate Professor Masters asked if it was intended that the University
                   would make use of its own expertise in areas such as urban renewal,
                   smart materials, green energy, etc. in the planned developments;
                   Professor Jeremy responded that these resources would be utilised and it
                   was intended that a number of internships would be established;
               • the Chair pointed out that there should be a stronger emphasis on
                   academic needs, noting that this was not included as one of the design
                   principles; Professor Jeremy advised that academic requirements would
                   be the drivers in determining the final shape of the proposed
                   developments;
               • Professor Julian commented that the Master Plan outlined many exciting
                   opportunities, but highlighted the problems associated with decanting staff
                   from one building to another; he also pointed out that there had recently
                   been renewed commercial interest in the North Eveleigh site; Professor
                   Jeremy acknowledged this and stated that the University would need to
                   develop a commercially robust case for use of the site, emphasising the
                   additional value to the community which could be provided by the
                   University;
               • Ms Barnsley (Co-President, SUPRA) asked if there were any plans for
                   formal consultation with students, to which Professor Jeremy responded
                   that a whole series of consultations across the University were planned,
                   and that his team would also be happy to speak to specific groups if
                   invited;
               • Associate Professor Gerzina commented on the current problems
                   (particularly for timetabling classes) caused by the geographical location
                   of various faculties and Professor Jeremy agreed that this required further
                   discussion to identify solutions;
               • Ms Laing (President, SRC) asked if there were any plans to provide more
                   flexible and affordable student accommodation; Professor Jeremy
                   responded that, apart from the proposal for the North Eveleigh precinct,
                   the University was also identifying other areas that could be used to
                   develop such accommodation; and
               • Ms Fairskye requested information on future plans for the Sydney College
                   of the Arts campus, and Professor Jeremy advised that specific faculty
                   space requirements would need to be discussed in more detail, taking into
                   account issues such as co-location.

               The Chair thanked Professor Jeremy for his presentation and suggested that
               this matter be revisited at a future meeting. He encouraged members to take
               the opportunity to respond to the master plan.

               Resolution 92/08
               That the Academic Board note the presentation by the Pro Vice-Chancellor
               (Campus Infrastructure and Services) on the Campus 2020 Master Plan for
               the University of Sydney.
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       6.      Report of the Chair
               6.1   Report on Senate matters
                     6.1.1 Report of the Senate meeting held on 5 May 2008
                             The Chair advised members that the Charter of Academic
                             Freedom, as reworded, had been endorsed by Senate. He
                             thanked everyone involved with developing the Charter,
                             particularly Professor Chris Murphy.

                              Resolution 93/08
                              That the Academic Board note the report of the Chair of the
                              Academic Board on academic matters considered by Senate
                              at its meeting held on 5 May 2008.

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

                      Resolution 94/08
                      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.

               6.3    General Report
                      6.3.1 Applications for Early Submission of PhD Theses
                            The Chair advised that he approved a number of applications
                            for early submission of PhD theses, based on the candidates
                            achieving significant progress.

                              Resolution 95/08
                              That the Academic Board note the report of the Chair of the
                              Academic Board regarding his approval of applications for
                              early submission of PhD theses, as set out in the report
                              presented.

                      6.3.2   Filling of Casual Vacancies in Academic Board
                              Membership: Elected Academic Staff Members
                              The Academic Board approved the nomination of Dr Brian
                              Jones from the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural
                              Resources.

                              Resolution 96/08
                              That the Academic Board approve the appointment of Dr Brian
                              Jones to fill the casual vacancy among elected academic staff
                              members from the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural
                              Resources for a term expiring 31 December 2009, as set out in
                              the report presented.

                      Action: The Executive Officer to amend the membership list.

                      File No. (2004/1728)
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                      6.3.3   Academic Reform Program
                              The Chair reminded members that at the Board’s last meeting
                              the Provost had presented an overview of the
                              recommendations from the four academic reform working
                              groups.     He noted that the next step would be the
                              implementation of the recommendations.         He expressed
                              disappointment that the details of the working groups
                              discussions, and the recommendations, had not been
                              communicated more widely in faculties, and he encouraged
                              members to discuss the recommendations with their
                              colleagues. The Chair also offered that he and the other
                              chairs of the working groups could speak to faculty committee
                              and other meetings to discuss the recommendations.

                              Associate Professor Fekete asked if the reports from all four
                              working groups could be made public and the Chair agreed to
                              place them on the Academic Board’s website.

                              Resolution 97/08
                              That the Academic Board note the report of the Chair of the
                              Academic Board regarding the academic reform program, as
                              set out in the report presented.

                      Associate Professor Masters noted the regular list of honours and
                      distinctions included in each agenda and put forward the suggestion
                      that the Academic Board invite some of the academic staff mentioned
                      in this item to address the Board and discuss the future of their
                      particular disciplines. The Chair agreed that this was an excellent
                      idea and agreed to give it consideration.

               Action: The Chair to assess the possibility of inviting recipients of honours and
                       awards to make presentations to the Academic Board.

       7.      Report of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal
               7.1   Report on Senate Matters
                     7.1.1 Report of the Senate meeting held on 5 May 2008
                             The Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, on behalf of the
                             Vice-Chancellor, asked members to note the report of the
                             Senate meeting on 5 May 2008.

                              Resolution 98/08
                              That the Academic Board note the report of the Vice-
                              Chancellor and Principal on matters considered by Senate at
                              its meeting held on 5 May 2008.

               7.2    General report
                      The Provost advised that he had nothing further to report.

       8.      Question time
               Associate Professor Fekete noted that the Vice-Chancellor’s report from
               Senate referred to “a proposal under joint consideration for the University of
               Sydney to contract to a Kuwaiti company, which would be the academic
               sponsor of a private university to deliver programs in Education”. He asked if
               there was further information available regarding this proposal and also asked
               how the University planned to avoid some of the financial and reputational
               risks encountered by other institutions with teaching programs in the Middle
               East.
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               Professor Nutbeam indicated that he had limited knowledge of the details of
               the proposal. He advised that this was an initiative in which the Vice-
               Chancellor had a strong personal interest, and that the Vice-Chancellor had
               assured Senate that potential financial or reputational risk would be fully
               evaluated before any recommendation was made. He advised that there was
               a strong social purpose to the proposal, which would initially provide teacher
               education for students in the region. It was proposed that existing University
               teacher education programs, adapted for purpose, would initially be offered
               through the contract, but that there was potential for the partner institution to
               develop its own courses over time.

               Associate Professor Fekete queried the Academic Board’s role in this
               proposal, particularly in determining where the University’s courses are
               offered. The Chair agreed that there was scope for the Academic Board to
               be involved in assessing the proposal but pointed out that it was still under
               discussion, and that no firm recommendation had been received. Professor
               Nutbeam also agreed, and pointed out that the University was successfully
               offering courses in Singapore, noting that this program had been favourably
               reviewed by the then Chair of the Academic Board (Professor John Carter) in
               2005.

               Associate Professor Michael Halliwell advised the Academic Board of the
               recent closure of the Australian Centre for Applied Research in Musical
               Performance (ACARMP), and the termination of Associate Professor Dianna
               Kenny’s directorship of the Centre. On behalf of other staff and students at
               the Sydney Conservatorium of Music he expressed concern that there had
               been no consultation over the Centre’s closure, and that no reasons had
               been given for the closure. He noted that a review of the Centre had been
               undertaken but that the report of this review had not been made available.
               He further pointed out that the Centre had been operating successfully, and
               had received ARC grants, produced a range of publications and postgraduate
               research degree completions. The Chair advised that he was not aware of
               the closure of the Centre but agreed to report back to the Academic Board on
               this matter.

               Associate Professor Peter McCallum, on behalf of another academic staff
               member, requested clarification of the University’s recruitment and selection
               policy. He advised that the staff member had expressed concern regarding a
               recent round of appointments where there had been no stated selection
               criteria. The staff member had been advised that such criteria could be
               perceived as restrictive and were not always necessary. He noted that the
               current recruitment and selection policy stated that “all candidates will be
               assessed by clearly defined, position-related criteria” and asked whether this
               policy was still in place. Both the Chair and Professor Nutbeam confirmed
               that it was University policy to recruit on merit, using selection criteria, and the
               Chair agreed to investigate this matter further. Professor Julian asked what
               action Academic Board nominees should take in such situations, and the
               Chair advised that they should contact him.

               Resolution 99/08
               That the Academic Board note the questions and responses provided.
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       9.      Reports of Faculties and Boards
               9.1   Report of the Faculty of Pharmacy
                     9.1.1 Amendment to Resolutions of Senate

                             Resolution 100/08
                             That the Academic Board recommend that Senate approve the
                             amendment of the Resolutions of Senate relating to
                             Governance: Faculties, Colleges, College Boards, Boards of
                             Studies, Departments, Schools and Committees with
                             immediate effect, as set out in the report presented.

                      Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate approve the
                              amendments to the Resolutions of Senate relating to
                              Governance: Faculties, Colleges, College Boards, Boards of
                              Studies, Departments, Schools and Committees with
                              immediate effect.

                             The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty of Pharmacy to
                             note the Academic Board’s approval of the amendments to the
                             Resolutions of Senate relating to Governance: Faculties,
                             Colleges, College Boards, Boards of Studies, Departments,
                             Schools and Committees.

                      File No. (028/0002/00364)

       10.     Report of the Undergraduate Studies Committee
               (Dr Jennie Shaw)

               10.1   Oral report of the Deputy Chair
                      Dr Shaw advised members that the Committee had received a large
                      number of proposals, many of which had been referred back to
                      faculties for further work.

                      Resolution 101/08
                      That the Academic Board note the report of the Deputy Chair of the
                      Undergraduate Studies Committee.

               10.2   Report of the meeting held on 14 May 2008
                      10.2.1 Proposals for new and amended postgraduate courses
                             10.2.1.1 Faculty of Arts: Bachelor of Arts (Digital
                                      Technology and Culture), Bachelor of Arts
                                      (Digital Technology and Culture) (Honours)

                                      Resolution 102/08
                                      That the Academic Board:
                                      (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of Arts
                                             to delete the Bachelor        of Arts (Digital
                                             Technology and Culture) and the Bachelor of
                                             Arts (Digital Technology and Culture)
                                             (Honours),
                                      (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                             (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                    approval of the proposal to delete
                                                    these courses; and
                                             (b)    approve the amendment of the
                                                    Resolutions of the Senate relating to
                                                    the list of degrees, diplomas and
                                                    certificates in the Faculty of Arts, and
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                                                      the rescission of the Resolutions of
                                                      Senate relating to the courses,
                                               (3)    approve the deletion of the Faculty
                                                      Resolutions relating to the courses
                                       with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the
                                       report presented.

                               Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate approve the
                                       amendments to the Resolutions of Senate relating to
                                       the list of degrees, diplomas and certificates in the
                                       Faculty of Arts, and the rescission of the Resolutions
                                       of Senate relating to the Bachelor of Arts (Digital
                                       Technology and Culture) and the Bachelor of Arts
                                       (Digital Technology and Culture) (Honours).

                                       The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty of Arts
                                       to note the Academic Board’s approval of the
                                       deletion of the Bachelor of Arts (Digital Technology
                                       and Culture) and the Bachelor of Arts (Digital
                                       Technology and Culture) (Honours) and submit
                                       amended resolutions via CMS.

                                       File No. (2000/3982)

                      10.2.2 Reports from Faculties
                             10.2.2.1 Faculty of Health Sciences: Bachelor of Applied
                                      Science (Exercise and Sport Science)

                                      Resolution 103/08
                                      That the Academic Board approve the amendments
                                      to the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and
                                      Sport Science) with effect from 1January 2009, as set
                                      out in the report presented.

                               Action: The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty of
                                       Health Sciences to note the Academic Board’s
                                       approval of the amendment of the Bachelor of
                                       Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science).

                               File No. (2003/4237)

                      10.2.3 Proceedings of the Committee

                             Resolution 104/08
                             That the Academic Board note the proceedings of the
                             Undergraduate Studies Committee meeting held on 14 May
                             2008, as set out in the report presented.

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

               11.1   Oral report of the Chair
                      Associate Professor McCallum highlighted the proposal from the
                      Faculty of Dentistry to introduce the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry. He
                      advised that the doctorate will replace the Master of Dental Science,
                      which was a three year coursework masters. The new course would
                      be a coursework doctorate with a research component, and was in
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                      line with changing requirements from the relevant registration body
                      and curriculum developments at other Australian institutions.

                      He also noted that the Committee’s previous report (submitted to the
                      Academic Board meeting in April) had featured some new courses
                      from the Faculty of Economics and Business, including the Executive
                      Master of Business Administration, the Master of Management and
                      the Master of Management (CEMS).

                      Resolution 105/08
                      That the Academic Board note the report of the Chair of the Graduate
                      Studies Committee.

               11.2   Report of the meeting held on 14 May 2008
                      11.2.1 Proposals for new and amended postgraduate courses
                             11.2.1.1 Faculty of Arts
                                      (1)    Master of Art Curatorship, Graduate
                                             Diploma in Art Curatorship and Graduate
                                             Certificate in Art Curatorship

                                             Resolution 106/08
                                             That the Academic Board:
                                             (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty
                                                     of Arts to introduce the Master of Art
                                                     Curatorship, Graduate Diploma in Art
                                                     Curatorship and Graduate Certificate
                                                     in Art Curatorship,
                                             (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                                     (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                             approval of the proposal;
                                                     (b)     approve the amendment of the
                                                             Resolutions of Senate relating
                                                             to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                                                             Certificates in the Faculty of
                                                             Arts; and
                                                     (c)     approve the introduction of
                                                             Resolutions of Senate relating
                                                             to the courses; and
                                             (3)     approve the faculty requirements
                                                     relating to the courses;
                                             with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in
                                             the report presented.

                                      Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate approve
                                              the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
                                              relating to the degrees, diplomas and
                                              certificates in the Faculty of Arts and the
                                              introduction of the Resolutions of Senate
                                              relating to the Master of Art Curatorship,
                                              Graduate Diploma in Art Curatorship and
                                              Graduate Certificate in Art Curatorship.

                                             The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty
                                             of Arts to note the Academic Board’s approval
                                             of the introduction of the Master of Art
                                             Curatorship, Graduate Diploma in Art
                                             Curatorship and Graduate Certificate in Art
                                             Curatorship and submit resolutions via CMS.
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                           File No. (TBA)

                           (2)    Master of English Language in Australia,
                                  Graduate Diploma in English Language in
                                  Australia and Graduate Certificate in
                                  English Language in Australia

                                  Resolution 107/08
                                  That the Academic Board:
                                  (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty
                                          of Arts to delete the Master of English
                                          Language in Australia, Graduate
                                          Diploma in English Language in
                                          Australia and Graduate Certificate in
                                          English Language in Australia,
                                  (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                          (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                 approval of the proposal;
                                          (b)    approve the amendment of the
                                                 Resolutions of Senate relating
                                                 to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                                                 Certificates in the Faculty of
                                                 Arts; and
                                          (c)    approve      the   deletion   of
                                                 Resolutions of Senate relating
                                                 to the courses; and
                                  (3)     approve the deletion of the Faculty
                                          Resolutions relating to the courses;
                                  with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in
                                  the report presented.

                           Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate approve
                                   the amendments to the Resolutions of Senate
                                   relating to the list of degrees, diplomas and
                                   certificates in the Faculty of Arts, and the
                                   rescission of the Resolutions of Senate
                                   relating to the Master of English Language in
                                   Australia, Graduate Diploma in English
                                   Language in Australia and Graduate
                                   Certificate in English Language in Australia.

                                  The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty
                                  of Arts to note the Academic Board’s approval
                                  of the deletion of the Master of English
                                  Language in Australia, Graduate Diploma in
                                  English Language in Australia and Graduate
                                  Certificate in English Language in Australia
                                  and submit amended resolutions via CMS.

                           File No. (2005/10008)
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                           (3)    Master     of  Health   Communication,
                                  Graduate      Diploma     in   Health
                                  Communication and Graduate Certificate
                                  in Health Communication

                                  Resolution 108/08
                                  That the Academic Board:
                                  (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty
                                          of Arts to introduce the Master of
                                          Health Communication, Graduate
                                          Diploma in Health Communication and
                                          Graduate       Certificate  in    Health
                                          Communication,
                                  (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                          (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                  approval of the proposal;
                                          (b)     approve the amendment of the
                                                  Resolutions of Senate relating
                                                  to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                                                  Certificates in the Faculty of
                                                  Arts; and
                                          (c)     approve the introduction of
                                                  Resolutions of Senate relating
                                                  to the courses; and
                                  (3)     approve the faculty requirements
                                          relating to the courses;
                                  with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in
                                  the report presented.

                           Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate approve
                                   the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
                                   relating to the degrees, diplomas and
                                   certificates in the Faculty of Arts and the
                                   introduction of the Resolutions of Senate
                                   relating    to   the   Master   of   Health
                                   Communication, Graduate Diploma in Health
                                   Communication and Graduate Certificate in
                                   Health Communication.

                                  The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty
                                  of Arts to note the Academic Board’s approval
                                  of the introduction of the Master of Health
                                  Communication, Graduate Diploma in Health
                                  Communication and Graduate Certificate in
                                  Health      Communication     and      submit
                                  resolutions via CMS.

                           File No. (TBA)

                           (4)    Master of Public Affairs, Graduate
                                  Diploma in Public Affairs and Graduate
                                  Certificate in Public Affairs

                                  Resolution 109/08
                                  That the Academic Board:
                                  (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty
                                         of Arts to delete the Master of Public
                                         Affairs, Graduate Diploma in Public
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                                          Affairs and Graduate Certificate in
                                          Public Affairs,
                                  (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                          (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                 approval of the proposal;
                                          (b)    approve the amendment of the
                                                 Resolutions of Senate relating
                                                 to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                                                 Certificates in the Faculty of
                                                 Arts; and
                                          (c)    approve     the    deletion   of
                                                 Resolutions of Senate relating
                                                 to the courses; and
                                  (3)     approve the deletion of the Faculty
                                          Resolutions relating to the courses;
                                  with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in
                                  the report presented.

                           Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate approve
                                   the amendments to the Resolutions of Senate
                                   relating to the list of degrees, diplomas and
                                   certificates in the Faculty of Arts, and the
                                   rescission of the Resolutions of Senate
                                   relating to the Master of Public Affairs,
                                   Graduate Diploma in Public Affairs and
                                   Graduate Certificate in Public Affairs.

                                  The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty
                                  of Arts to note the Academic Board’s approval
                                  of the deletion of the Master of Public Affairs,
                                  Graduate Diploma in Public Affairs and
                                  Graduate Certificate in Public Affairs and
                                  submit amended resolutions via CMS.

                           File No. (TBA)

                           (5)    Master of Translation Studies and
                                  Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies

                                  Resolution 110/08
                                  That the Academic Board:
                                  (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty
                                         of Arts to introduce the Master of
                                         Translation Studies and Graduate
                                         Diploma in Translation Studies,
                                  (2)    recommend that Senate:
                                         (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                 approval of the proposal;
                                         (b)     approve the amendment of the
                                                 Resolutions of Senate relating
                                                 to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                                                 Certificates in the Faculty of
                                                 Arts; and
                                         (c)     approve the introduction of
                                                 Resolutions of Senate relating
                                                 to the courses; and
                                  (3)    approve the faculty requirements
                                         relating to the courses;
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                                           with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in
                                           the report presented.

                                    Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate approve
                                            the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
                                            relating to the degrees, diplomas and
                                            certificates in the Faculty of Arts and the
                                            introduction of the Resolutions of Senate
                                            relating to the Master of Translation Studies
                                            and Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies.

                                           The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty
                                           of Arts to note the Academic Board’s approval
                                           of the introduction of the Master of
                                           Translation Studies and Graduate Diploma in
                                           Translation Studies and submit resolutions
                                           via CMS.

                                    File No. (TBA)

                                    (6)    Graduate Certificate in Arts

                                           Resolution 110/08
                                           That the Academic Board:
                                           (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty
                                                   of Arts to amend the        Graduate
                                                   Certificate in Arts,
                                           (2)     recommend that Senate endorse the
                                                   Academic Board’s approval of the
                                                   proposal noting that there are no
                                                   related amendments to Resolutions of
                                                   Senate;
                                           (3)     approve the faculty requirements
                                                   relating to the course;
                                           with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in
                                           the report presented.

                                    Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate approve
                                            the proposal to amend the Graduate
                                            Certificate in Arts in the Faculty of Arts noting
                                            that there are no related amendments to
                                            Resolutions of Senate.

                                           The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty
                                           of Arts to note the Academic Board’s approval
                                           of the amendment of the Graduate Certificate
                                           in Arts and submit resolutions via CMS.

                                    File No. (003/0015/00032)

                           11.2.1.2 Faculty of Dentistry: Doctor of Clinical Dentistry,
                                    Master of Dental Science, Graduate Diploma in
                                    Clinical Dentistry, Graduate Certificate in Clinical
                                    Dentistry

                                   Resolution 111/08
                                   That the Academic Board:
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                                    (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of
                                            Dentistry to introduce the Doctor of Clinical
                                            Dentistry, delete the Master of Dental Science
                                            and amend the Graduate Diploma in Clinical
                                            Dentistry and the Graduate Certificate in
                                            Clinical Dentistry,
                                    (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                            (a)    endorse      the     Academic   Board’s
                                                   approval of the proposal;
                                            (b)    approve the amendment of the
                                                   Resolutions of Senate relating to the
                                                   Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in
                                                   the Faculty of Dentistry; and
                                            (c)    approve the introduction of Resolutions
                                                   of Senate relating to the Doctor of
                                                   Clinical Dentistry, the deletion of the
                                                   Resolutions of Senate relating to the
                                                   Master of Dental Science and the
                                                   amendment of the Resolutions of
                                                   Senate relating to the Graduate
                                                   Diploma in Clinical Dentistry and the
                                                   Graduate       Certificate  in  Clinical
                                                   Dentistry; and
                                   (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the
                                           courses;
                                    with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the
                                    report presented.

                             Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate approve the
                                     amendments to the Resolutions of Senate relating to
                                     the list of degrees, diplomas and certificates in the
                                     Faculty of Dentistry, the introduction of Resolutions
                                     of Senate relating to the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry,
                                     the deletion of the Resolutions of Senate relating to
                                     the Master of Dental Science and the amendment of
                                     the Resolutions of Senate relating to the Graduate
                                     Diploma in Clinical Dentistry and the Graduate
                                     Certificate in Clinical Dentistry.

                                    The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty of
                                    Dentistry to note the Academic Board’s approval of
                                    the introduction of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry,
                                    deletion of the Master of Dental Science and
                                    amendment of the Graduate Diploma in Clinical
                                    Dentistry and the Graduate Certificate in Clinical
                                    Dentistry and submit amended resolutions via CMS.

                             File No. (2000/3626)

                           11.2.1.3 Faculty of Economics and Business: Graduate
                                    Diploma in Marketing

                                    Resolution 112/08
                                    That the Academic Board recommend that Senate
                                    approve the introduction of Resolutions of Senate
                                    relating to the Graduate Diploma in Marketing in the
                                    Faculty of Economics and Business, with effect from
                                    1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.
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                             Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate approve the
                                     introduction of Resolutions of Senate relating to the
                                     Graduate Diploma in Marketing in the Faculty of
                                     Economics and Business.

                                    The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty of
                                    Dentistry to note the Academic Board’s approval of
                                    the introduction of Resolutions of Senate relating to
                                    the Graduate Diploma in Marketing and submit
                                    amended resolutions via CMS.

                             File No. (TBA)

                           11.2.1.4 Faculty of Health Sciences
                                    (1)    Master of Exercise Physiology

                                              Resolution 113/08
                                              That the Academic Board:
                                              (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty
                                                      of Health Sciences to introduce the
                                                      Master of Exercise Physiology,
                                              (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                                      (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                              approval of the proposal;
                                                      (b)     approve the amendment of the
                                                              Resolutions of Senate relating
                                                              to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                                                              Certificates in the Faculty of
                                                              Health Sciences; and
                                                      (c)     approve the introduction of
                                                              Resolutions of Senate relating
                                                              to the course; and
                                              (3)     approve the faculty requirements
                                                      relating to the course;
                                              with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in
                                              the report presented.

                                    Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate approve
                                            the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
                                            relating to the degrees, diplomas and
                                            certificates in the Faculty of Health Sciences
                                            and the introduction of the Resolutions of
                                            Senate relating to the Master of Exercise
                                            Physiology.

                                              The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty
                                              of Health Sciences to note the Academic
                                              Board’s approval of the introduction of the
                                              Master of Exercise Physiology and submit
                                              resolutions via CMS.

                                    File No. (TBA)
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                           (2)    Master of Health Science (Child and
                                  Adolescent Health), Master of Health
                                  Science (Child and Adolescent Health)
                                  (Honours) and Graduate Certificate of
                                  Health Science (Child and Adolescent
                                  Health)

                                  Resolution 114/08
                                  That the Academic Board:
                                  (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty
                                          of Health Sciences to delete the
                                          Master of Health Science (Child and
                                          Adolescent Health), Master of Health
                                          Science (Child and Adolescent
                                          Health) (Honours) and Graduate
                                          Certificate of Health Science (Child
                                          and Adolescent Health),
                                  (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                          (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                  approval of the proposal;
                                          (b)     approve the amendment of the
                                                  Resolutions of Senate relating
                                                  to the Masters Degrees in the
                                                  Faculty of Health Sciences and
                                                  the Graduate Diplomas and
                                                  Graduate Certificates in the
                                                  Faculty of Health Sciences;
                                                  and
                                  (3)     approve the deletion of the Faculty
                                          Resolutions relating to the courses;
                                  with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in
                                  the report presented.

                           Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate approve
                                   the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
                                   relating to the Masters Degrees in the Faculty
                                   of Health Sciences and the Graduate
                                   Diplomas and Graduate Certificates in the
                                   Faculty of Health Sciences.

                                  The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty
                                  of Health Sciences to note the Academic
                                  Board’s approval of the deletion of the Master
                                  of Health Science (Child and Adolescent
                                  Health), Master of Health Science (Child and
                                  Adolescent Health) (Honours) and Graduate
                                  Certificate of Health Science (Child and
                                  Adolescent Health) and submit resolutions via
                                  CMS.

                           File No. (003/0032/00004-02)
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                                     (3)    Master of Health Science (Behavioural
                                            Science), Master of Health Science
                                            (Behavioural Science) (Honours) and
                                            Graduate Certificate of Health Science
                                            (Behavioural Science)

                                            Resolution 115/08
                                            That the Academic Board:
                                            (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty
                                                    of Health Sciences to delete the
                                                    Master      of     Health      Science
                                                    (Behavioural Science), Master of
                                                    Health Science (Behavioural Science)
                                                    (Honours) and Graduate Certificate of
                                                    Health      Science        (Behavioural
                                                    Science),
                                            (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                                    (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s
                                                           approval of the proposal;
                                                    (b)    approve the amendment of the
                                                           Resolutions of Senate relating
                                                           to the Masters Degrees in the
                                                           Faculty of Health Sciences and
                                                           the Graduate Diplomas and
                                                           Graduate Certificates in the
                                                           Faculty of Health Sciences;
                                                           and
                                            (3)     approve the deletion of the Faculty
                                                    Resolutions relating to the courses;
                                            with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in
                                            the report presented.

                                     Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate approve
                                             the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
                                             relating to the Masters Degrees in the Faculty
                                             of Health Sciences and the Graduate
                                             Diplomas and Graduate Certificates in the
                                             Faculty of Health Sciences.

                                            The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty
                                            of Health Sciences to note the Academic
                                            Board’s approval of the deletion of the Master
                                            of Health Science (Behavioural Science),
                                            Master of Health Science (Behavioural
                                            Science) (Honours) and Graduate Certificate
                                            of Health Science (Behavioural Science) and
                                            submit resolutions via CMS.

                                     File No. (003/0032/00004-02)

                      11.2.2 Reports from Faculties
                             11.2.2.1 Faculty of Arts: Parallel Teaching of Pali and
                                      Sanskrit

                                    Resolution 116/08
                                    That the Academic Board approve the application
                                    from the Faculty of Arts for parallel teaching of
                                    undergraduate and postgraduate students in Pali and
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                                   Sanskrit units of study, as set out in the report
                                   presented.

                             Action: The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty of Arts
                                     to note the Academic Board’s approval of the request
                                     to allow parallel teaching of undergraduate and
                                     postgraduate students in Pali and Sanskrit units of
                                     study.

                             File No. (TBA)

                           11.2.2.2 Faculty of Health Sciences: Bachelor of Applied
                                    Science (Exercise and Sport Science)/Master of
                                    Nursing

                                   Resolution 117/08
                                   That the Academic Board approve the proposal from
                                   the Faculty of Health Sciences to amend the Health
                                   Sciences units within the Bachelor of Applied Science
                                   (Exercise and Sport Science)/Master of Nursing, with
                                   effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report
                                   presented.

                             Action: The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty of
                                     Health Sciences to note the Academic Board’s
                                     approval of the amendment of Health Sciences units
                                     within the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and
                                     Sport Science)/Master of Nursing.

                             File No. (2005/4462)

                           11.2.2.3 Sydney College of the Arts: Master of
                                    Documentary Photography, Master of Film and
                                    Digital Image, Master of Interactive and Digital
                                    Media and Master of Studio Art

                                   Resolution 118/08
                                   That the Academic Board:
                                   (1)    recommend that Senate approve the
                                          rescission of the existing Resolutions of
                                          Senate and the introduction of new
                                          Resolutions of Senate relating to the Master of
                                          Documentary Photography, Master of Film
                                          and Digital Image, Master of Interactive and
                                          Digital Media and Master of Studio Art in the
                                          Sydney College of the Arts;
                                   (2)    approve the proposal from the Sydney College
                                          of the Arts to rescind the existing Faculty
                                          Resolutions and introduce new Faculty
                                          Resolutions for all four courses; and
                                   (3)    approve the faculty requirements relating to
                                          the courses;
                                   with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the
                                   report presented.

                             Action: The Chair to recommend that Senate approve the
                                     rescission of the existing Resolutions of Senate and
                                     the introduction of new Resolutions of Senate
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                                      relating to the Master of Documentary Photography,
                                      Master of Film and Digital Image, Master of
                                      Interactive and Digital Media and Master of Studio
                                      Art in the Sydney College of the Arts.

                                      The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty of
                                      Sydney College of the Arts to note the Academic
                                      Board’s approval of the rescission of the Faculty
                                      Resolutions for the Master of Documentary
                                      Photography, Master of Film and Digital Image,
                                      Master of Interactive and Digital Media and Master of
                                      Studio Art, and the introduction of new Faculty
                                      Resolutions for all four courses, and submit
                                      resolutions via CMS.

                               File No. (2004/3354, 2006/4202, 2008/4852)

                      11.2.3 Postgraduate Coursework at the University of Sydney

                             Resolution 119/08
                             That the Academic Board note the report from the Chair of the
                             Graduate Studies Committee regarding the Working Group on
                             Postgraduate Coursework at the University of Sydney.

                      11.2.4 Proceedings of the Committee

                             Resolution 120/08
                             That the Academic Board note the proceedings of the
                             Graduate Studies Committee meeting held on 14 May 2008,
                             as set out in the report presented.

       12.     Report of the Learning and Teaching Committee
               (Associate Professor Greg Ryan)

               12.1   Oral report of the Chair
                      Associate Professor Ryan advised that he had nothing further to add
                      to the report of the Committee.

               12.2   Report of the meeting held on 7 May 2008
                      12.2.1 Proceedings of the Committee

                             Resolution 121/08
                             That the Academic Board note the proceedings of the Learning
                             and Teaching Committee meeting held on 7 May 2008, as set
                             out in the report presented.

       13.     Report of the Research and Research Training Committee
               (Associate Professor Jillian Kril)

               13.1   Oral report of the Chair
                      Associate Professor Kril highlighted some items currently being
                      investigated by the Committee. In particular she advised that a
                      working party was currently considering a draft policy from SUPRA on
                      minimum requirements for postgraduate research students. The
                      Committee had also formed two working parties to look at the
                      recommendations from the Academic Pathways to Research Training
                      report.
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                      Resolution 122/08
                      That the Academic Board note the report of the Acting Chair of the
                      Research and Research Training Committee.

               13.2   Report of the meeting held on 7 May 2008
                      13.2.1 Proposals for New and Amended Courses
                             13.2.1.1 Faculty of Arts
                                      (1)    Master of Philosophy

                                            Resolution 123/08
                                            That the Academic Board:
                                            (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty
                                                    of Arts to amend the Master of
                                                    Philosophy, and
                                            (2)     approve the amendment of the
                                                    Resolutions of Faculty relating to the
                                                    course;
                                            with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in
                                            the report presented.

                                     Action: The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty
                                             of Arts to note the Academic Board’s approval
                                             of the amendment of the Master of Philosophy
                                             and submit resolutions via CMS.

                                     File No. (003/0015/00040)

                                     (2)    Doctor of Arts and Doctor of Social
                                            Sciences

                                            Resolution 124/08
                                            That the Academic Board:
                                            (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty
                                                    of Arts to amend the Doctor of Arts
                                                    and Doctor of Social Sciences, and
                                            (2)     approve the amendment of the
                                                    Resolutions of Faculty relating to the
                                                    courses;
                                            with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in
                                            the report presented.

                                     Action: The Dean and Faculty Manager of the Faculty
                                             of Arts to note the Academic Board’s approval
                                             of the amendment of the Doctor of Arts and
                                             Doctor of Social Sciences and submit
                                             resolutions via CMS.

                                     File No. (2002/3751, 2002/4386)

                      13.2.2 Guidelines for Examiners of PhD Theses

                            Resolution 125/08
                            That the Academic Board amend the policy “PhD: Guidelines
                            for Examiners of Doctor of Philosophy Thesis”, as set out in
                            the report presented.
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                      Action: The Executive Officer to amend the policy “PhD: Guidelines for
                              Examiners of Doctor of Philosophy Thesis” on Policy OnLine.

                      File No. (P17)

                      13.2.3 Proceedings of the Committee

                             Resolution 126/08
                             That the Academic Board note the proceedings of the
                             Research and Research Training Committee meeting held on
                             7 May 2008, as set out in the report presented.

       14.     Report of the Academic Staffing Committee
               (Professor Belinda Bennett)

               14.1   Oral report of the Chair
                      This item was not discussed at the meeting.

               14.2   Report of the meeting held on 30 April 2008
                      14.2.1 Proceedings of the Committee

                             Resolution 127/08
                             That the Academic Board note the proceedings of the
                             Academic Staffing Committee meeting held on 30 April 2008,
                             as set out in the report presented.

       15.     General Business
               15.1 Membership of the Central Promotions Committees 2008

                      Resolution 128/08
                      That the Academic Board approve the amendments to the
                      membership of the Central Promotions Committees for 2008, as set
                      out in the report presented.

               15.2   John Elliott Medal

                      Resolution 129/08
                      That the Academic Board:
                      (1)    note the acceptance of a gift to establish the John Elliott
                             Medal;
                      (2)    approve the amendment of the terms of reference for the
                             Wentworth Medal Committee to allow the Committee to deal
                             with matters relating to the John Elliott Medal, including
                             determining the annual essay topic and determining the annual
                             winner (or winners) of the Medal and prize
                      with immediate effect, as set out in the report presented.

                      Action: The Scholarships Office to note the approval of the procedures
                              for awarding the John Elliott Medal.

                      File No. (2008/4602)


The meeting closed at 3:20 p.m.
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                                                                        AGENDA ITEM 6
                                                                      Report of the Chair

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:

      Queen’s Birthday Honours

      COMPANION (AC) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

      Hon. Dr Geoffrey Gallop, Graduate School of Government
      For distinguished service to the Parliament of Western Australia, to the promotion of
      economic development and environmental sustainability, and to the community
      through educational, health and social reform.

      OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

      Professor James Bishop, Faculty of Medicine
      For service to medicine, particularly in the field of cancer treatment and research and
      through the development of innovative policy, improved public awareness and service
      delivery programs.

      MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

      Emeritus Professor Louis Birch, Faculty of Science
      For service to science, particularly in the field of biology as an academic and
      researcher, and through contributions to the understanding of the relationship of
      science to religion.

      Professor Elizabeth Elliott, Faculty of Medicine
      For service to paediatrics and child health as an academic, researcher and educator
      and through the establishment of the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit.

      Associate Professor Ronald WALLS, Faculty of Medicine
      For service to medicine in the fields of clinical immunology and allergy, as an
      academic, researcher and administrator, to the advancement of medical education,
      and to professional associations.

      MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

      Professor Philip Neil Sambrook, Faculty of Medicine
      For service to medicine, particularly as a researcher and clinician in the fields of
      rheumatology and osteoporosis.

      The following award is also recognised:

      Professor Tony Underwood, Faculty of Science
      Awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in
      recognition of the immense influence of his research on the scientific views and
      approaches used by a majority of researchers at the Department of Marine Ecology,
      University of Gothenburg.
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        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 Student Appeals against Academic Decisions                           pages B3-B6
              At its meeting of 16 April 2008 the Academic Board endorsed the revised
              Academic Board Resolutions regarding Student Appeals against Academic
              Decisions. The presidents of the SRC and SUPRA expressed concern at the
              meeting regarding the timelines for students wishing to submit an appeal.
              Following discussions with the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Academic Board
              on this matter, the following amendment has been submitted:

                   5.1   If a student is concerned about any academic decision, he or she
                         should first discuss the issue with the relevant teacher or unit of
                         study co-ordinator. Students are encouraged to take the earliest
                         opportunity to discuss their concerns with relevant staff. This
                         should normally be done within a) 15 working days of the student
                         being advised of the particular academic decision or, b) in the case
                         of matters academic decisions relating to a unit of study, within 15
                         working days of the unit of study result being posted by the
                         University. During this time the student should attempt to resolve
                         the matter with the relevant teacher or unit of study co-ordinator.

                In addition, the Chair of the Academic Board wishes to make a further
                amendment to clause 4.1 as follows:

                   4.1   Timeliness. All disputes should, wherever feasible, be resolved as
                         quickly as possible. Timelines prescribed in these procedures
                         should always be followed, unless there are exceptional
                         circumstances. If the timeline is to be exceeded by staff, the student
                         must always be informed of the length of, and the reason for, the
                         delay. A student may request an extension to these timelines
                         where they can provide good grounds for the granting of such an
                         extension. Such requests are to be made in writing and, where
                         possible, before the timeline expires. In assessing whether or not a
                         student has submitted an appeal in a timely fashion, or whether an
                         extension should be granted, faculties should give due regard to the
                         circumstances surrounding the appeal and the personal
                         circumstances of the student. Faculties will not unreasonably deny
                         a request for an extension of the period in which a student may
                         submit an appeal.

                Recommendation
                That the Academic Board amend the Academic Board Resolutions regarding
                Student Appeals against Academic Decisions, as set out in the report
                presented.

        6.3.2   Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Supervision
                The winner of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Higher Degree
                Supervision for 2008 have been announced and the recipient is:
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               Professor Richard Shine, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science.

               This year there were five applications with two of the unsuccessful applicants
               (Associate Professor Sandra West, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery and Dr
               Carole Cusack, Faculty of Arts) being highly commended by the award
               committee.

               Recommendation
               That the Academic Board note and congratulate the recipient of the Vice-
               Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Supervision for 2008.
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 Student Appeals Against Academic Decisions – Academic
                   Board Resolutions
Approved by:                  Academic Board
Latest amendment approved on: 2 July 2008
Amended to take effect:       28 July 2008

Procedures Approved by the Academic Board in Respect of Student Appeals
Against Academic Decisions

Glossary
Academic decision means a decision of a member of the academic staff that affects the
academic assessment or progress of a student.
Academic unit means a school, department or other unit within a Faculty
Dean means the dean, college principal or director, or chairperson of the board of studies
Decision-maker means the person or academic unit responsible for the decision which is
the subject of any given appeal
Faculty means the faculty, college board, department, school or board of studies

Introduction
The University operates on the basis that academic decisions (e.g. in relation to assessment,
examining, etc.) are entrusted to members of the academic staff acting in accordance with
proper procedures established by the faculty in question. A student dissatisfied with a
decision should be able to apply to have the decision reconsidered and in appropriate cases
reviewed. As set out below, a student would first approach their relevant teacher to discuss
the issue and attempt to resolve it in person. If this were unsuccessful the student would
have the opportunity to write formally to the Faculty. Where the issue under discussion
involves an academic decision made by a dean, the student has the opportunity to write
formally to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching). Any student who was not
satisfied with the Faculty’s decision would be able to appeal to the Student Appeals Body
against the academic decision if he or she believed that due academic process had not been
observed by the relevant Faculty in relation to the academic decision. A student wishing to
appeal must lodge his or her written appeal with the Registrar (on behalf of the Student
Appeals Body) within 21 days of the date of the written decision of the Dean of the relevant
Faculty regarding the academic decision, or within such extended time as the Registrar, in
his or her absolute discretion, authorises.

An appeal will not be heard by the Student Appeals Body unless
(a)   the basis for the Student’s appeal has previously been considered by the relevant
      Faculty, as set out below;
(b)   the Student has set out in the written appeal his or her reasons, including any written
      evidence and written submissions, for believing that due academic process has not
      been observed by the Faculty in relation to the academic decision, including matters
      pertaining to Special Consideration; and
(c)   the Registrar has confirmed that the requirements under clauses (a) and (b) above
      have been satisfied.
(extract from the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006)
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Principles for Student Appeals Against Academic Decisions
Preliminary
1.     Any student may contest an academic decision that affects him or her. This document
       describes the principles and procedures to be followed by students, academic units
       and decision-makers when a student contests an academic decision:
       1.1     First, at a local level, to enable a student’s concerns to be addressed via
               personal communication; and
       1.2     Secondly, by means of a formal procedure.

2.      The procedures in clauses 5 to 7 apply to all academic decisions made in relation to
        undergraduate and postgraduate coursework awards. A separate set of procedures in
        clause 8 applies to postgraduate research awards.

3.      Each stage below represents an opportunity to resolve the issue. Members of
        academic staff are expected to attempt to resolve all students’ concerns at a local
        level, wherever possible. If at any stage further information comes to light which
        causes a staff member or a faculty reverse a decision taken previously, a note
        recording the reasons and the new recommendation should be sent by the staff
        member or faculty to the person or group currently dealing with the issue.

Principles that underpin these procedures
4.     The following principles apply with respect to any dispute about an academic
       decision, whether dealt with formally or informally:
       4.1    Timeliness. All disputes should, wherever feasible, be resolved as quickly as
              possible. Timelines prescribed in these procedures should always be
              followed, unless there are exceptional circumstances. If the timeline is to be
              exceeded by staff, the student must always be informed of the length of, and
              the reason for, the delay. A student may request an extension to these
              timelines where they can provide good grounds for the granting of such an
              extension. Such requests are to be made in writing and, where possible,
              before the timeline expires. In assessing whether or not a student has
              submitted an appeal in a timely fashion, or whether an extension should be
              granted, faculties should give due regard to the circumstances surrounding
              the appeal and the personal circumstances of the student. Faculties will not
              unreasonably deny a request for an extension of the period in which a student
              may submit an appeal.
       4.2    Confidentiality. All student appeals must be treated confidentially at all
              stages of the process. Any information about an appeal must be strictly limited
              to those staff who need to know about it in order to deal with the appeal.
       4.3    Procedural fairness. All staff involved in an appeal have a duty to observe
              the principles of procedural fairness (sometimes called natural justice), which
              include the following.
              4.3.1 Staff and students involved in an appeal are entitled to raise all issues
                      which are important to them, and to put their points of view in their own
                      terms.
              4.3.2 Staff and students are entitled to have matters dealt with in an
                      unbiased manner, and lack of bias or conflict of interest should always
                      be apparent. Any person concerned about bias or conflict of interest is
                      expected to raise it with the appropriate person promptly (Refer to the
                      University’s Code of Conduct for staff members).
              4.3.3 Parties are entitled to know the basis on which decisions about them
                      have been made, and accordingly reasons should be given for a
                      decision, in sufficient detail that it is reasonable to expect both the staff
                      and student involved to be able to understand the decision.
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               4.3.4   Any person involved in this process who is disadvantaged in any way
                       in their ability to present their case should be allowed the support and
                       advice they need to participate effectively. While a conciliatory
                       approach is preferred and encouraged under these rules it may be
                       appropriate, in some circumstances, that the student or staff member
                       has another person speak on his or her behalf.
        4.4    Record-keeping. It is important that staff establish and maintain proper
               records (through the Records Management Services filing system) once an
               appeal becomes formal. Staff are also advised to keep notes of any
               discussions with students. Copies of documentation given to students in
               relation to a unit of study should be kept, as well as a record of the date on
               which that information was supplied to students and the means by which it
               was disseminated.
        4.5    Access. Students should normally have a right of free access to all
               documents concerning their appeal. This right does not apply to any
               documents for which the University claims legal professional privilege.

Procedures for Student Appeals Against Academic Decisions for Undergraduate and
Postgraduate Coursework Awards

5.      Resolution with teacher
        5.1   If a student is concerned about any academic decision, he or she should first
              discuss the issue with the relevant teacher or unit of study co-ordinator.
              Students are encouraged to take the earliest opportunity to discuss their
              concerns with relevant staff. This should normally be done within a) 15
              working days of the student being advised of the particular academic decision
              or, b) in the case of matters academic decisions relating to a unit of study,
              within 15 working days of the unit of study result being posted by the
              University. During this time the student should attempt to resolve the matter
              with the relevant teacher or unit of study co-ordinator.
        5.2   The teacher or unit of study co-ordinator should then deal with the issue
              promptly, giving a full explanation to the student of the reasons for the
              academic decision. It should be possible to resolve many issues at this stage.
              5.2.1 If the student’s concerns are not resolved by these means, then the
                      teacher should:
                      5.2.1.1 Explain the next step and the procedure, which is set out in
                              paragraph 6 below; and
                      5.2.1.2 Give to the student a copy of these principles and procedures
                              or advise the student how to access the document online.

6.      Approach the Faculty
        6.1   If the student’s concerns cannot be resolved under paragraph 5, or because
              of an apparent failure to follow procedures, the student may then approach
              the Faculty. The student should put his or her concerns in writing within 15
              working days of the outcome of discussions under paragraph 5. The student
              will submit their written concerns to the office or staff member nominated by
              the Faculty to receive student appeals (this information is to be provided to
              students at the start of each Semester).
        6.2   If the Dean is the decision-maker under paragraph 5, then the Pro Vice-
              Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) shall act as decision-maker under this
              paragraph 6.
        6.3   The Faculty must acknowledge receipt of a formal complaint in writing within 3
              working days of receipt.
        6.4   The Faculty will determine who is to undertake the initial review of the
              student’s appeal. This person will normally be the person to whom the
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               decision-maker (of Section 5) reports, and may be the course co-ordinator,
               Head of Department or School or relevant Associate Dean. The report of the
               reviewer will be considered by the Dean or his or her nominee (where the
               Dean chooses to nominate another staff member to consider review reports, it
               will be on the understanding that the Dean retains final responsibility for any
               decision made regarding a student appeal to the Faculty).
        6.5    The Faculty must try to resolve the complaint within 10 working days of
               receiving the complaint, and then advise the student in writing of the Faculty’s
               decision:
               6.5.1 setting out the reasons;
               6.5.2 advising that if the student does not agree with the decision, then the
                       student has a right of appeal under these procedures; and
               6.5.3 giving to the student a copy of these principles and procedures, if the
                       student does not already have a copy or advising the student how to
                       access the document online.

7.      Student Appeals Rule
        7.1   If the student is not satisfied that his or her concerns have been addressed
              satisfactorily under paragraph 6, the student may lodge a written appeal, in
              accordance with the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic
              Decisions) Rule 2006.
        7.2   The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 (as
              amended), and the related National Code of Practice, states that the
              University “must have arrangements in place for a person or body
              independent of and external to the registered provider to hear complaints or
              appeals arising from the registered provider’s internal complaints and appeals
              process or refer students to an existing body where that body is appropriate
              for the complaint or appeal”. In the case of the University of Sydney, the
              independent and external person is the NSW Ombudsman.

Procedures for Student Appeals Against Academic Decisions for Postgraduate
Research Awards
8.    If a student wishes to appeal an academic decision associated with:
      8.1     termination of their candidature, they should lodge a written appeal in
              accordance with the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic
              Decisions) Rule 2006;
      8.2     the examination of a thesis, they should lodge a written appeal in accordance
              with the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions)
              Rule 2006; or
      8.3     any other matter, they should follow the steps outlined for coursework matters
              in clauses 5 to 7 above.
                                                                          APPENDIX C
                                                                                   Page C1
                                                                       AGENDA ITEM 9
                                                                    Reports of Faculties


9.1   Report of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
      9.1.1 Amendment to the Constitution of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music              C2
            At its meeting of 2 June 2008, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music approved
            amendments to the Faculty’s Constitution to delete references to the previous
            Board of Studies in Music and Department of Music and to correct the title of
            Principal to “Principal and Dean”.

              Recommendation
              That the Academic Board recommend that Senate approve the amendments
              to the Constitution of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, as set out in the
              report presented.

      9.1.2   Amendment to Election of Staff from the Sydney Conservatorium of
              Music to the Academic Board                                                    C3
              At its meeting of 2 June 2008, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music approved
              amendments to the election of staff from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
              to the Academic Board.

              Recommendation
              That the Academic Board recommend that Senate approve the amendments
              to the election of staff from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music to the
              Academic Board, as set out in the report presented.
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                                   Resolutions of Senate

Constitution of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Constitution of the Sydney Conservatorium of
Music are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009 as follows (additions indicated by
underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Constitution of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
1. The Conservatorium College Board (hereafter called the College Board) shall comprise
the following persons:
1.1 the professors, readers, associate professors, senior lecturers, lecturers and associate
lecturers, being full-time or fractional members of the teaching staff in the tertiary program
and members of the full-time or fractional research staff, as defined by the Senate, of:
1.1.1 the departments and schools placed under the supervision of the Conservatorium; and
1.1.2 such other departments and schools as may be prescribed from time to time by
resolution of the Senate;
1.2 the Principal and Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music;
1.3 the part-time members of the teaching staff of the Conservatorium who are currently
employed and who have been employed continuously for two or more years in the tertiary
program and who teach in the tertiary program for at least six hours per teaching week;
1.4 the Dean of the Faculty of Arts or nominee;
1.5 the Chairperson of the Board of Studies in Music or nominee;
1.6 the Professors of Music in the Department of Music
1.5 the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine or nominee;
1.6 the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture or nominee;
1.7 the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business or nominee;
1.8 the Dean of the Faculty of Education or nominee;
1.9 not more than two Conservatorium students elected annually in the manner prescribed
by resolution of the Senate;
1.10 the Conservatorium Librarian;
1.11 one person, being a member of the staff of the Conservatorium who, in the opinion of
the College Board, has a close and appropriate association with its work of teaching and
research.
2. A person shall cease to hold office if that person ceases to hold the qualifications in
respect of which he or she was eligible to hold office.
3.1 The College Board shall encourage teaching, scholarship and research in the
departments and schools that the Vice-Chancellor has determined shall be placed under the
supervision of the Conservatorium; and
3.2 shall have the same powers and functions as are specified for faculties in the resolutions
of the Senate.
4. The Principal and Dean shall preside at meetings of the College Board.
5.1 The College Board shall meet at least once each semester and shall be convened at the
direction of the Vice-Chancellor, the Principal and Dean, or on the written requisition of any
five members addressed to the Registrar.
5.2 The Principal and Dean shall have a vote and in the case of an equality of votes a
second or casting vote.
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       Election of Academic Staff Members from Faculties to the Academic Board

For the purpose of electing academic staff members of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
to the Academic Board, the Faculty has determined as follows:
1. Those persons eligible to vote in an election of academic staff members of the Sydney
Conservatorium of Music shall be:
    1.1 all full-time continuing academic staff
    1.2 all fractional academic SCM staff 0.4fte 0.2fte and above. (Where staff have a
        shared appointment across multiple Faculties/divisions, their SCM fraction will be
        0.5fte or greater)
    1.3 all full time and fractional academic fixed term contracted academic staff whose
    contract extends over the current academic year. Extends over the term of the resultant
    Academic Board membership period.
                                                                          APPENDIX D
                                                                                   Page D1
                                                               AGENDA ITEM 10
                                  Report of the Undergraduate Studies Committee

10.2   Report of the Undergraduate Studies Committee meeting held on 11 June 2008
       There were present: the Chair (Professor S Kable) presiding, Professors D Guest
       and B Sutton, Associate Professors C Collyer, T Ho, P McCallum and P McGreevy,
       Drs D Auld, F Burns, C Comerton-Forde, C Cusack (for B Winter), R Gibson, J
       Hanrahan, M Rosenman and J Shaw, Mr D Bowan, Ms J Gamble and Mr C Riley.
       Associate Professor B McDonald, Drs S Goodwin and K Russell, Ms A Griffiths and
       Ms H Triantafyllou were in attendance.

10.2.1 Proposals for New and Amended Undergraduate Courses
       10.2.1.1 Faculty of Arts
                (1) Bachelor of International and Global Studies                   pages D7-D10
                    The purpose of this proposal is to introduce a new award course – the
                    Bachelor of International and Global Studies – thereby restructuring and
                    amalgamating two existing degrees, the Bachelor of International Studies
                    and Bachelor of Global Studies. A core recommendation of the 2006
                    Review of Social Sciences Report was that after the creation of a
                    proposed School of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty
                    should seek to identify and reduce overlap and duplication in degrees as
                    a consequence of new programs being brought into the Faculty. The two
                    degrees in question (International and Global) have long been seen as
                    obvious candidates for rationalisation (and were cited as such in the
                    Social Sciences Review Report, p.10) as both deal with similar questions
                    and problems – how a world system of governance, economy, culture
                    and migration works – but from different perspectives.

                    The full proposal is available on the Undergraduate Studies Committee
                    website at:
                    http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/UG_studies/agendas/agendas200
                    8/2008_agendas.shtml

                    Recommendation
                    That the Academic Board:
                    (1)     approve the proposal of the Faculty of Arts for the introduction
                            of a Bachelor of International and Global Studies,
                    (2)     recommend that Senate:
                            (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal
                                    to introduce these courses,
                            (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions of the
                                    Senate relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and
                                    Certificates 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,
                    (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 2009.
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                 (2)    Bachelor of International and Global Studies/ Bachelor of Laws
                                                                         pages D7, D11-D16, D49-D58
                        The purpose of the proposal is to introduce a new combined award
                        course: the Bachelor of International and Global Studies/Bachelor of
                        Laws. This new degree will replace the previous combined Bachelor of
                        International Studies/Bachelor of Laws, taking into account the reform of
                        International studies into International and Global Studies. The focus of
                        the new degree will be on combining a rigorous law curriculum with a
                        Bachelor degree aimed at developing an understanding of international
                        affairs, awareness of the major currents of global change, an ability to
                        think critically about the issues and debates these changes raise, as well
                        as a capacity for effective communication including linguistic
                        communication across cultural boundaries.

                        The full proposal is available on the Undergraduate Studies Committee
                        website at:
                        http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/UG_studies/agendas/agendas200
                        8/2008_agendas.shtml

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board:
                        (1)     approve the proposal of the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Law
                                for the introduction of a combined Bachelor of International and
                                Global Studies and Bachelor of Laws,
                        (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal
                                        to introduce these courses,
                                (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions of the
                                        Senate relating to the Degree, Diplomas and
                                        Certifications in the Faculty of Arts and the Bachelor of
                                        Laws in the Faculty of Law, 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,
                        (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 the amendments to
                                the Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Laws;
                                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 2009.

        10.2.1.2 Faculty of Economics and Business: Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor
                 of Commerce (Liberal Studies), Bachelor of Economics and associated
                 combined degrees                                               pages D17-D44
                 The Faculty of Economics and Business is proposing to introduce a new
                 major in Operations Management and Decision Sciences to its
                 undergraduate programs. The new major will replace the existing major in
                 Management Decision Sciences.

                 The full proposal is available on the Undergraduate Studies Committee
                 website at:
Academic Board agenda                           10. Report of the Undergraduate Studies Committee
2 July 2008                                                                      Page D3
                 http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/UG_studies/agendas/agendas2008/200
                 8_agendas.shtml

                 Recommendation
                 That the Academic Board:
                 (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Economics and Business
                         for the amendment of the major ‘Management Decision Sciences’ in
                         the Bachelor of Commerce, the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal
                         Studies), the Bachelor of Economics and associated combined
                         degrees,
                 (2)     recommend that Senate :
                         (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal to
                                 amend these courses,
                         (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions of the Senate
                                 relating to the Bachelor of Commerce, the Bachelor of
                                 Commerce (Liberal Studies), the Bachelor of Commerce and
                                 Bachelor of Arts, and the Bachelor of Commerce and
                                 Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Economics in the
                                 Faculty of Economics and Business, the Faculty of Arts and
                                 the Faculty of Science, and
                 (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the units of study
                 with effect from 1 January 2009.

        10.2.1.3 Faculty of Education and Social Work: Bachelor of Social Work
                                                                              pages D45-D46
                 The Faculty of Education and Social Work is proposing to amend the
                 Bachelor of Social Work. The planned amendments will introduce an
                 integrated Honours program into the degree.

                 The full proposal is available on the Undergraduate Studies Committee
                 website at:
                 http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/UG_studies/agendas/agendas2008/200
                 8_agendas.shtml

                 Recommendation
                 That the Academic Board:
                 (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Education and Social Work
                         to amend the Bachelor of Social Work,
                 (2)     recommend that Senate endorse the Academic Board’s approval of
                         the proposal to amend the 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 the honours degree, as
                         set out in the report presented,
                 with effect from 1 January 2009.

10.2.2 Reports from Faculties
       10.2.2.1 Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources: Bachelor of
                Agricultural Economics, Bachelor of Horticultural Science, Bachelor of
                Land and Water Science, Bachelor of Resource Economics and
                Bachelor of Science in Agriculture                                  pages D59
                The Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has made a
                number of changes to units of study in the Bachelor of Agricultural
                Economics, Bachelor of Horticultural Science, Bachelor of Land and Water
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                 Science, Bachelor of Resource Economics and Bachelor of Science in
                 Agriculture.

                 Recommendation
                 That the Academic Board note the report from the Faculty of Agriculture,
                 Food and Natural Resources regarding amendments to the units of study in
                 the Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, Bachelor of Horticultural Science,
                 Bachelor of Land and Water Science, Bachelor of Resource Economics and
                 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, as set out in the report presented.

        10.2.2.2 Faculty of Economics and Business: Bachelor of Commerce and
                 Bachelor of Economics                                             page D60
                 The Faculty of Economics and Business has introduced a number of new
                 units of study in the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics and
                 associated combined degrees.

                 Recommendation
                 That the Academic Board note the report from the Faculty of Economics and
                 Business regarding amendments to the units of study in the Bachelor of
                 Commerce, Bachelor of Economics and associated combined degrees, as
                 set out in the report presented.

        10.2.2.3 Faculty of Education and Social Work: Bachelor of Education
                 (Secondary: Human Movement and Health Education)                    page D47-D48
                 The New South Wales Institute of Teachers (NSWIT) has stipulated that the
                 Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Human Movement and Health
                 Education) award course needs to gain professional accreditation for 2009.
                 In order to meet content and professional experience requirements for this
                 award course, a number of new units of study have been created, existing
                 units of study amended and some units of study removed. As a professional
                 teacher training program, the ability to successfully meet stated criteria in
                 content and professional experience is essential. To that end an extensive
                 review was undertaken with external experts to indicate the level of change
                 required and appropriate recommendations were implemented.

                 The full proposal is available on the Undergraduate Studies Committee
                 website at:
                 http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/UG_studies/agendas/agendas2008/200
                 8_agendas.shtml

                 Recommendation
                 That the Academic Board:
                 (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Education and Social Work
                         to amend the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Human Movement
                         and Health Education), and
                 (2)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the units of study, as set
                         out in the report presented,
                 with effect from 1 January 2009.

        10.2.2.4 Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies: Bachelor of
                 Engineering                                                pages D61-D63
                 The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies has made a
                 number of changes to units of study in the Bachelor of Engineering,
                 including the renaming of pass/honours thesis units.
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                 Recommendation
                 That the Academic Board note the report from the Faculty of Engineering
                 and Information Technologies regarding amendments to the units of study in
                 the Bachelor of Engineering, as set out in the report presented.

        10.2.2.5 Faculty of Health Sciences: Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational
                 Therapy), Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), Bachelor of
                 Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)/Bachelor of Nutrition
                                                                                  pages D64-D68
                 The Faculty of Health Sciences has made a number of changes to units of
                 study in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), Bachelor
                 of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) and the Bachelor of Applied Science
                 (Exercise & Sport Science)/Bachelor of Nutrition.

                 Recommendation
                 That the Academic Board note the report from the Faculty of Health
                 Sciences regarding amendments to the units of study in the Bachelor of
                 Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), Bachelor of Applied Science
                 (Physiotherapy) and Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport
                 Science)/Bachelor of Nutrition, as set out in the report presented.

        10.2.2.6 Faculty of Law: Bachelor of Laws                                     pages D50-D58
                 The Faculty of Law has made a number of changes to units of study in the
                 Bachelor of Laws, and has amended the Faculty Resolutions relating to the
                 course to reflect these changes. The Faculty has also made amendments
                 to the Faculty Resolutions relating to the assessment policy for the degree.

                 The full proposal is available on the Undergraduate Studies Committee
                 website at:
                 http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/UG_studies/agendas/agendas2008/200
                 8_agendas.shtml

                 Recommendation
                 That the Academic Board:
                 (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Law to amend the Bachelor
                         of Laws, and
                 (2)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the units of study, as set
                         out in the report presented,
                 with effect from 1 January 2009.

        10.2.2.7 Faculty of Pharmacy: Bachelor of Pharmacy                            page D69
                 The Faculty of Pharmacy has made a number of changes to units of study in
                 the Bachelor of Pharmacy.

                 Recommendation
                 That the Academic Board note the report from the Faculty of Pharmacy
                 regarding amendments to the units of study in the Bachelor of Pharmacy, as
                 set out in the report presented.

10.2.3 Faculty of Health Sciences Rural Entry Scheme                              pages D70-D72
       Following discussion in the Admissions Sub-Committee, the Undergraduate Studies
       Committee has considered a proposal from the Faculty of Health Sciences to extend
       its Rural Entry Scheme. The current scheme is available to students living in a rural
       area, applying for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy). The Faculty
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        proposes to extend the scheme to apply to undergraduate programs in all disciplines.
        Applicants will be required to have
        • A UAI within 5 points of the main round UAI
        • Completed a minimum of four years secondary education at a rural school
        • Lived for a significant time in a rural area
        • A demonstrated commitment to a career in rural health.

        Details of the current scheme are enclosed for the information of members.

        Recommendation
        That the Academic Board approve the proposed extension of the Rural Entry
        Scheme, offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences, for implementation beginning with
        the student intake of 2009.

10.2.4 Student Appeals against Academic Decisions                                        B2-B6
       The Committee considered the proposed amendments to the Academic Board
       resolutions relating to Student Appeals against Academic Decisions, and endorsed
       the amendments for the approval of the Board. This issue will be dealt with under
       item 5.3.1 (Report of the Chair) of the agenda.

10.2.5 Proceedings of the Committee
       The Committee also noted the following reports
       • report of the Academic Board meeting held on 28 May 2008;
       • Faculty of Veterinary Science report on transitional arrangements for Bachelor of
          Veterinary Science students.

        The Chair thanked Dr Jennie Shaw for many years of outstanding service on the
        Undergraduate Studies Committee, including the past two years as Deputy Chair. Dr
        Shaw is leaving the University to take up a position as Professor and Head of the
        School of Arts at the University of New England, Armidale. Dr Jane Hanrahan
        (Faculty of Pharmacy) will take over the role of Deputy Chair of the Committee.
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                        Amendments to the Resolutions of Senate

Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Arts
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of
Arts are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009 as follows (additions indicated by
underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

DEGREES, DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES IN THE FACULTY OF ARTS
1. The degrees in the Faculty of Arts shall be:
1.1 Bachelor of Arts (BA)
1.2 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BA(Hons))
1.4 Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) (BA(AsianStud))
1.6 Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) (Honours) (BA(AsianStud)(Hons))
1.7 Bachelor of Arts of Arts (Advanced) (Honours) (BA (Adv)(Hons))
1.5 Bachelor (Digital Technology and Culture) (BA(DigTech&Culture))
1.8 Bachelor of Arts (Digital Technology and Culture) (Honours)
(BA(DigTech&Culture)(Hons))
1.9 Bachelor of Arts (Languages) (BA (Lang))
1.10 Bachelor of Arts (Languages) (Honours) (BA (Lang)(Hons))
1.11 Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) (BA (Media & Comm))
1.12 Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) (Honours) (BA (Media & Comm)) (Hons)
1.13 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
1.14 Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences (BEcSocSc)
1.15 Bachelor of Global Studies (BGS)
1.16 Bachelor of Global Studies (Honours) (BGS(Hons))
1.17 Bachelor of International Studies (BIntS)
1.15 Bachelor of International and Global Studies (BIGS)
1.16 Bachelor of International and Global Studies (Honours) (BIGS(Hons))
1.17 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLibStud)
1.18 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Honours) (BLibStud (Hons))
1.19 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (International) (BLibStud (International))
1.20 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Advanced) (BLibStud (Advanced))
1.21 Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSci)
1.22 Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) (BSocSci(Hons))
1.23 Bachelor of Socio-Legal Studies (BSLS)
1.24 Bachelor of Socio-Legal Studies (Honours) (BSLS(Hons))
1.25 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BASc)
1.26 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Honours) (BASc(Hons))
3. The combined degrees in the Faculty of Arts shall be:
3.1 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (BA/LLB)
3.2 Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours)/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
(BA(Advanced)(Hons)/MBBS)
3.3 Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours)/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
(Honours) (BA(Adv)(Hons)/MBBS)
3.4 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music Studies (BA/BMusStudies)
3.5 Bachelor of Arts and Master of Nursing (BA/MN)
3.6 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work (BA/BSW)
3.7 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts (BCom/BA)
3.8 Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Laws (BEcSocSc/LLB)
3.9 Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of
Arts (BEd/BA)
3.10 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts (BE/BA)
3.11 Bachelor of International Studies and Bachelor of Laws (BIntS/LLB)
3.11 Bachelor of International and Global Studies and Bachelor of Laws (BIGS/LLB)
3.12 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts (BSc/BA)
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                                Resolutions of the Senate

Bachelor of International and Global Studies
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Bachelor of International and Global Studies in
the Faculty of Arts are inserted, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows:

Bachelor of International and Global Studies
1.    Requirements for the Bachelor of International and Global Studies
      1.1 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of International and Global Studies a
             student 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 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 the Faculty

Bachelor of International and Global Studies
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Bachelor of International and Global Studies in
the Faculty of Arts are inserted, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows:

Bachelor of International and Global Studies
1.  Admission
    All applications for admission to candidature to an undergraduate degree in the Faculty
    of Arts will be subject to the Undergraduate Admissions Policy of the Faculty of Arts.
2.  Units of study
    See Table of Unit of Study – Arts Undergraduate Handbook
3.  Requirements for the Bachelor of International and Global Studies
    3.1 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of International and Global Studies
          students must be admitted to candidature for the degree and complete 144 credit
          points in total, including:
          3.1.1 no more than 48 junior credit points in total;
          3.1.2 a minimum of 96 senior credit points;
          3.1.3 units of study in International and Global Studies (units coded INGS) to the
                   value of 24 credit points as may be prescribed annually by the Degree
                   Director;
          3.1.4 at least one major from the following subject areas:
                   3.1.4.1 Anthropology
                   3.1.4.2 American Studies
                   3.1.4.3 Arab World, Islam and The Middle East
                   3.1.4.4 Asian Studies
                   3.1.4.5 Australian Studies
                   3.1.4.6 European Studies
                   3.1.4.7 Government and International Relations
                   3.1.4.8 Political Economy
                   3.1.4.9 Sociology
          3.1.5 a second major or elective units from Table A or Table B of the Faculty of
                   Arts units of study.
          3.1.6 A Faculty of Arts major consists of 36 senior credit points in a single
                   subject area, or from pre-approved cross-listing between subject areas, as
                   outlined in Section 3 The major and 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.
4.  Requirements for honours degrees
    To qualify to enrol in an honours course as a Bachelor of International and Global
    Studies candidate, a student must:
    4.1 have qualified for the award of the pass degree of Bachelor of International and
          Global Studies from the University of Sydney, or have qualified for the award of
          the pass degree from another faculty of the University of Sydney, or from another
          university, and
          4.1.1 have completed the pre-requisites as outlined in the Table of units of
                   study; and
          4.1.2 have written permission of the chair of department concerned.
    4.2 A student who is qualified to enrol in two honours courses may either:
          4.2.1 complete the honours course in the two subject areas separately, or
          4.2.2 complete a joint honours course, equivalent to an honours course in a
                   single subject area, in two subject areas. A joint honours course shall
                   comprise such units of the two Honours courses as may be decided by the
                   Dean.
    4.3 An honours course consists of 48 credit points at 4000 level in International and
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            Global Studies, or as a joint honours year in International and Global Studies and
            one other approved subject area, completed with a minimum overall mark of 65.
5.    Award of Bachelor of International and Global Studies
      5.1 There are no special requirements for the award of the Bachelor of International
            and Global Studies apart from the successful completion of units of study.
6.    Details of units of study
      Students are to refer to the Table of Units of Study provided in the Arts Undergraduate
      Handbook
7.    Enrolment in more/less than minimum load
      As per existing Faculty Resolutions in the 2008 Arts Undergraduate Handbook, p. 253
8.    Cross-institutional study
      As per existing Faculty Resolutions in the 2008 Arts Undergraduate Handbook, p. 253
9.    Restrictions on enrolment
      As per existing Faculty Resolutions in the 2008 Arts Undergraduate Handbook, p. 253
10.   Discontinuation of enrolment
      As per existing Faculty Resolutions in the 2008 Arts Undergraduate Handbook, p. 253
11.   Suspension of candidature
      As per existing Faculty Resolutions in the 2008 Arts Undergraduate Handbook, p. 253
12.   Re-enrolment after an absence
      As per existing Faculty Resolutions in the 2008 Arts Undergraduate Handbook, p. 253
13.   Satisfactory progress pursuant to the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule
      2000
      13.1 The Faculty requires students to demonstrate satisfactory progress with their
            studies.
      13.2 A student may be deemed not to have made satisfactory progress in any
            semester if the student:
            13.2.1 fails to complete at least half the credit points in which he/she is enrolled;
                    or
            13.2.2 obtains a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of less than 50 based on units of
                    study for a given semester; or
            13.2.3 fails a unit of study for the second time; or
            13.2.4 has an unsatisfactory attendance record; or
            13.2.5 is unable to complete the degree in the maximum time permitted
      13.3 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.
      13.4 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.
      13.5 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
14.   Time limit
      As per existing Faculty Resolutions in the 2008 Arts Undergraduate Handbook, p. 253
15.   Assessment policy
      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.
16.   Credit transfer policy
      As per existing Faculty Resolutions in the 2008 Arts Undergraduate Handbook, p. 253
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                                Resolutions of the Senate

Bachelor of International and Global Studies/Bachelor of Laws
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Bachelor of International and Global
Studies/Bachelor of Laws in the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Law are inserted, with
effect from 1 January 2009, as follows:

Bachelor of International and Global Studies/Bachelor of Laws

1.    Requirements for the Bachelor of International and Global Studies/Bachelor of
      Laws
      1.1 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of International and Global Studies 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.

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 the Faculty

Bachelor of International and Global Studies/Bachelor of Laws
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Bachelor of International and Global
Studies/Bachelor of Laws in the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Law are inserted, with
effect from 1 January 2009, as follows:

Bachelor of International and Global Studies/Bachelor of Laws

1.    Cross-faculty management of the combined award course
      1.1 Students will be under the general supervision of he Faculty of Arts until the end
           of the semester in which they complete the requirements for the Bachelor of
           International and Global Studies.
      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 International and Global
           Studies 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 by the Bachelor of Laws 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 International and Global Studies and Bachelor
      of Laws
      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, including:
      3.2 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of International and Global Studies
           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 units of study in International and Global Studies (units coded INGS) to the
                   value of 24 credit points as may be prescribed annually by the Degree
                   Director;
           3.2.5 at least one major from the following subject areas:
                   3.2.5.1 Anthropology
                   3.2.5.2 American Studies
                   3.2.5.3 Arab World, Islam and The Middle East
                   3.2.5.4 Asian Studies
                   3.2.5.5 Australian Studies
                   3.2.5.6 European Studies
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                      3.2.5.7 Government and International Relations
                      3.2.5.8 Political Economy
                      3.2.5.9 Sociology
              3.2.6 elective units from Table A or Table B of the Faculty of Arts units of study.
              3.2.7 A Faculty of Arts major consists of 36 senior credit points in a single
                      subject area, or from pre-approved cross-listing between subject areas, as
                      outlined in Section 3 The major and 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.
      3.3     To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Laws, in the Bachelor of International and
              Global Studies 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 compulsory units of study, which includes 48 credit
                      points of LAWS units of study listed below 3.5.1 and counted towards the
                      Bachelor of International and Global Studies.
              3.3.2 48 credit points of 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 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
              International and Global Studies 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           Units 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
                      International and Global Studies a student must then complete the
                      following compulsory units of study towards the degree:

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

      3.6 Except with the permission of the Dean or Associate Dean (Undergraduate),
          candidates in the 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 International and
          Global Studies 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 International and Global Studies degree in accordance with the Resolutions
          governing that degree at the time of transfer.
4.    Requirements for honours degrees
      4.1 Both the Bachelor of International and Global Studies and the Bachelor of Laws
          may be awarded with honours.
      4.2 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of International and Global Studies
          (Honours) degree, a student in the combined Bachelor of International and Global
          Studies 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.
          4.3.1 Honours in the Bachelor of Laws may be awarded in two classes: Class I
                  and Class II
          4.3.2 To qualify for award of honours in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) a
                  student must obtain the following WAM across all Law units, including
                  those taken as part of the combined award course and any failures:
                  4.3.2.1 First class honours are awarded to students who obtain an average
                          mark of 75 per cent or higher (weighted in accordance with the
                          credit points for each unit of study).
                  4.3.2.2 Second class honours are awarded to students who obtain an
                          average mark between 70 per cent and 74.9 per cent (weighted in
                          accordance with the credit points for each unit of study).
          4.3.3 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.
          4.3.4 An honours year is not required.
5.    Award of Bachelor of International and Global Studies and Bachelor of Laws
      5.1 A student who completes the requirements for the Bachelor of International and
          Global Studies and the Bachelor of Laws shall receive at graduation a separate
          testamur for each of the degrees.
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      5.2  The Bachelor of International and Global Studies and Bachelor of Laws may be
           awarded in two grades, namely pass and honours.
           5.2.1 The testamur for the pass degree of Bachelor of International and Global
                   Studies shall specify the major completed.
           5.2.2 The testamur for the Bachelor of International and Global Studies with
                   honours shall specify the subject area and class of honours. It shall not
                   include majors.
           5.2.3 The testamur for the Bachelor of Laws with honours shall specify the class
                   of honours.
6.   Details of units of study
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 Law Handbook.
7.   Enrolment in more/less than minimum load
As per existing Faculty Resolutions in the 2008 Arts Undergraduate Handbook, p. 253. For
the Bachelor of Laws refer to the Law Handbook.
8.   Cross-institutional study
As per existing Faculty Resolutions in the 2008 Arts Undergraduate Handbook, p. 253. For
the Bachelor of Laws refer to the Law Handbook.
9.   Restrictions on enrolment
As per existing Faculty Resolutions in the 2008 Arts Undergraduate Handbook, p. 253. For
the Bachelor of Laws refer to the Law Handbook.
10. Discontinuation of enrolment
As per existing Faculty Resolutions in the 2008 Arts Undergraduate Handbook, p. 253. For
the Bachelor of Laws refer to the Law Handbook.
11. Suspension of candidature
As per existing Faculty Resolutions in the 2008 Arts Undergraduate Handbook, p. 253. For
the Bachelor of Laws refer to the Law Handbook.
12. Re-enrolment after an absence
As per existing Faculty Resolutions in the 2008 Arts Undergraduate Handbook, p. 253. For
the Bachelor of Laws refer to the Law Handbook.
13. Satisfactory progress pursuant to the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule
     2000
     13.1 The Faculty requires students to demonstrate satisfactory progress with their
           studies.
     13.2 A student may be deemed not to have made satisfactory progress in any
           semester if the student:
           13.2.1 fails to complete at least half the credit points in which he/she is enrolled;
                   or
           13.2.2 obtains a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of less than 50 based on units of
                   study for a given semester; or
           13.2.3 fails a unit of study for the second time; or
           13.2.4 has an unsatisfactory attendance record; or
           13.2.5 is unable to complete the degree in the maximum time permitted
     13.3 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.
     13.4 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
     13.5 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
14. Time limit
As per existing Faculty Resolutions in the 2008 Arts Undergraduate Handbook, p. 253. For
the Bachelor of Laws refer to the Law Handbook.
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15. Assessment policy
The assessment requirements for each unit of study are outlined in the Faculty of Arts
Handbook, and detailed in the departmental information distributed to students enrolled in
that unit. For LAWS units refer to the Law Handbook.
16. Credit transfer policy
As per existing Faculty Resolutions in the 2008 Arts Undergraduate Handbook, p. 253. For
the Bachelor of Laws refer to the Law Handbook.
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                                 Resolutions of the Senate

Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal
Studies), Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Commerce and
Bachelor of Science
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of
Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies), Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor
of Arts, and Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science in the Faculty of Economics and
Business, the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science are amended, with effect from 1
January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by
strikethrough):

Bachelor of Economics
1. Requirements for the Bachelor of Economics
1.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degree a student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study amounting to a total value of 144 credit points; and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
2. Majors
2.1 The award course of Bachelor of Economics will be awarded in the following majors:
2.1.1 Accounting
2.1.2 Business Information Systems
2.1.3 Commercial Law
2.1.4 Econometrics
2.1.5 Economics
2.1.6 Finance
2.1.7 Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
2.1.8 International Business
2.1.9 Marketing
2.1.10 Management
2.1.11 Operations Management and Decision Sciences and
2.2 may also include any major offered by another Faculty of the University, as approved by
the Faculty of Economics and Business.
3. Requirements for the honours degree
3.1 To qualify for the award of the honours degree, a student must complete the
requirements specified in the Faculty Resolutions relating to this degree.
4. Requirements for the combined degrees
4.1 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws degrees and
Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees, a student
must complete the requirements specified in the Faculty Resolutions relating to this
combined degree.

Bachelor of Commerce
1. Requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce
1.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degree a student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study amounting to a total value of 144 credit points; and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
2. Majors
2.1 The award course, Bachelor of Commerce, will be awarded in the following majors:
2.1.1 Accounting
2.1.2 Business Information Systems
2.1.3 Commercial Law
2.1.4 Econometrics
2.1.5 Economics
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2.1.6 Finance
2.1.7 Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
2.1.8 International Business
2.1.9 Management
2.1.10 Management Decision Sciences Marketing
2.1.11 Operations Management and Decision Sciences, and
2.2 may also include any major offered by another Faculty of the University, as approved by
the Faculty of Economics and Business.
3. Requirements for the honours degree
3.1 To qualify for the award of the honours degree a student must complete the requirements
specified in the Faculty Resolutions relating to this degree.
4. Requirements for the combined degrees
4.1 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of
Commerce and Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Medicine and
Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science, or the Bachelor of
Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce degrees, a student must complete the requirements
specified in the Faculty Resolutions relating to these combined degrees.

Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies)
1. Requirements for Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies)
1.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degree a student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study amounting to a total value of 192 credit points; and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
2. Majors
2.1 The award course of Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) will be awarded in the
following majors:
2.1.1 Accounting
2.1.2 Agricultural Economics
2.1.3 Business Information Systems
2.1.4 Commercial Law
2.1.5 Computer Science
2.1.6 Econometrics
2.1.7 Economics
2.1.8 Finance
2.1.9 Government and International Relations
2.1.10 Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
2.1.11 Marketing
2.1.12 Management
2.1.13 Operation Management and Decision Sciences
2.1.14 Mathematics
2.1.15 Political Economy
3. Requirements for the honours award course
3.1 To qualify for the award of the honours award course, a student must complete the
requirements specified in the Faculty Resolutions relating to this award course.

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts
1. Requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts
1.1 To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts a student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study amounting to a total value of 240 credit points; and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
2. Majors
2.1 The degree of the Bachelor of Commerce will be awarded in the following majors:
2.1.1 Accounting
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2.1.2 Business Information Systems
2.1.3 Commercial Law
2.1.4 Econometrics
2.1.5 Economics
2.1.6 Finance
2.1.7 Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
2.1.8 International Business
2.1.9 Management
2.1.10 Operations Management and Decision Sciences
2.1.11 Marketing, and
2.2 may also include any major offered by another Faculty of the University, as approved by
the Faculty of Economics and Business.
2.3 The award course, Bachelor of Arts, will be awarded in the following majors:
2.3.1 American Studies
2.3.2 Ancient History
2.3.3 Anthropology
2.3.4 Arab World, Islam and the Middle East
2.3.5 Arabic Language and Literature
2.3.6 Archaeology (Classical and Near Eastern)
2.3.7 Archaeology (Prehistoric and Historical)
2.3.8 Art History and Theory
2.3.9 Asian Studies
2.3.10 Australian Literature
2.3.11 Australian Studies
2.3.12 Biblical Studies
2.3.13 Chinese Studies
2.3.14 Classical Studies
2.3.15 Cultural Studies
2.3.16 English
2.3.17 European Studies
2.3.18 Film Studies
2.3.19 French Studies
2.3.20 Gender Studies
2.3.21 Germanic Studies
2.3.22 Government and International Relations
2.3.23 Greek (Ancient)
2.3.23 Hebrew (Classical)
2.3.24 Hebrew (Modern)
2.3.25 Heritage Studies
2.3.26 Hindi-Urdu
2.3.27 History
2.3.28 Indigenous Australian Studies
2.3.29 Indonesian Studies
2.3.30 International and Comparative Literary Studies
2.3.31 Italian Studies
2.3.32 Japanese Studies
2.3.33 Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture
2.3.34 Korean Studies
2.3.35 Latin
2.3.36 Linguistics
2.3.37 Medieval Studies
2.3.38 Modern Greek Studies
2.3.39 Music
2.3.40 Performance Studies
2.3.41 Philosophy
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2.3.42 Political Economy
2.3.43 Sanskrit
2.3.44 Social Policy
2.3.45 Sociology
2.3.46 Spanish and Latin American Studies
2.3.47 Studies in Religion
2.3.48 Thai
2.3.49 Yiddish
3. Requirements for the honours degrees
3.1 To qualify for the award of the honours degrees a student must complete the
requirements specified in the Faculty Resolutions relating to this combined degree.
3.2 Both the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Arts may be awarded with honours.

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science
1. Requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science
1.1 To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science a student
must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study amounting to a total value of 240 credit points; and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
2. Majors
2.1 The Bachelor of Commerce, will be awarded in the following majors:
2.1.1 Accounting
2.1.2 Business Information Systems
2.1.3 Commercial Law
2.1.4 Econometrics
2.1.5 Economics
2.1.6 Finance
2.1.7 Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
2.1.8 International Business
2.1.9 Management
2.1.10 Operations Management and Decision Sciences
2.1.11 Marketing, and
2.2 may also include any major offered by another Faculty of the University, as approved by
the Faculty of Economics and Business.
2.3 The Bachelor of Science, will be awarded in the following majors:
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 Environmental Studies
2.3.10 Financial Mathematics and Statistics
2.3.11 Geography
2.3.12 Geology
2.3.13 Geophysics
2.3.14 History and Philosophy of Science
2.3.15 Immunobiology
2.3.16 Information Systems
2.3.17 Marine Science
2.3.18 Mathematics
2.3.19 Medicinal Chemistry
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2.3.20 Microbiology
2.3.21 Nanoscience and Technology
2.3.22 Neuroscience
2.3.23 Pharmacology
2.3.24 Physics
2.3.25 Physiology
2.3.26 Plant Science
2.3.27 Psychology
2.3.28 Soil Science
2.3.29 Statistics
3. Requirements for the honours degrees
3.1 To qualify for the award of the honours degrees a student must complete the
requirements specified in the Faculty Resolutions relating to this combined degree.
3.2 Both the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Science may be awarded with
honours.
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                                 Resolutions of the Faculty

Bachelor of Commerce
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Commerce in the Faculty of
Economics and Business are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Bachelor of Commerce
1. Units of study
1.1 The units of study which may be taken for the pass degree are set out under the tables of
undergraduate units of study in the Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook, together
with:
1.1.1 designation as junior, intermediate, senior or honours level;
1.1.2 credit point value;
1.1.3 the units of study with which they are mutually exclusive;
1.1.4 the semesters in which they are offered;
1.1.5 corequisites/prerequisites/assumed learning/assumed knowledge;
1.1.6 the faculty responsible for the unit of study; and
1.1.7 any special conditions.
2. Requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce
2.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a student must complete successfully units
of study amounting to a total of 144 credit points, comprising:
2.1.1 11 core units of study (comprising 42 junior and 24 senior credit points), as specified in
the Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook; and
2.1.2 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 Economics
and Business Handbook, from one of the following subject areas:
2.1.2.1 Accounting;
2.1.2.2 Business Information Systems;
2.1.2.3 Commercial Law;
2.1.2.4 Econometrics;
2.1.2.5 Economics;
2.1.2.6 Finance;
2.1.2.7 Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management;
2.1.2.8 International Business;
2.1.2.9 Management;
2.1.2.10 Management Decision Sciences; or
2.1.2.10 Marketing; or
2.1.2.11 Operations Management and Decision Sciences
2.1.3 no more than 60 credit points of junior units of study; and
2.1.4 no more than 48 credit points of units of study from another Faculty of the University.
3. Requirements for the combined degrees
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of
Commerce and Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science, or the
Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce degrees, a student must complete the
requirements specified in the Faculty Resolutions relating to these combined award courses.
4. Requirements for the honours degree
4.1 The Bachelor of Commerce may be awarded either with honours in any one of the
subject areas where honours units are listed below in the Tables of undergraduate units of
study Faculty of Economics and Business or, as approved by the Faculty of Economics and
Business, with joint honours in two of these subject areas.
4.2 Honours may also be awarded in any other area offered by another Faculty of the
University, as approved by the Faculty of Economics and Business.
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4.3 To qualify for the award of the honours degree a student must complete successfully an
additional year of study (the honours year), as specified in the Faculty of Economics and
Business Handbook.
4.4 To enrol in the honours year, a student must satisfy the following:
4.4.1 successful completion of the requirements for the pass degree;
4.4.2 confirmation of the student's eligibility for entry to the honours year from the relevant
Discipline(s)/Department;
4.4.3 any other requirements for entry into the honours year set by the relevant
Discipline(s)/Department and the Faculty of Economics and Business, unless otherwise
approved by the Faculty of Economics and Business.
4.5 The classes for the award of honours are specified in the following table:

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

5. Award of Bachelor of Commerce
5.1 The Bachelor of Commerce may be awarded in two grades, namely pass and honours.
5.1.1 The testamur for the pass degree shall specify the major(s) completed.
5.1.2 The testamur for the honours degree shall specify the subject area(s) and the grade of
honours. It shall not include majors.
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                                  Resolutions of the Faculty

Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies)
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) in the
Faculty of Economics and Business are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as
follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies)
1. Units of study
1.1 The units of study which may be taken for the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies)
are set out under the tables of undergraduate units of study in the Faculty of Economics and
Business Handbook, together with:
1.1.1 designation as junior, senior or honours level;
1.1.2 credit point value;
1.1.3 the units of study with which they are mutually exclusive;
1.1.4 the semesters in which they are offered;
1.1.5 corequisites/prerequisites/assumed learning/assumed knowledge;
1.1.6 the faculty responsible for the unit of study; and
1.1.7 any special conditions.
2. Requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies)
2.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degree a student must complete successfully units of
study amounting to a total of 192 credit points, including:
2.1.1 1 compulsory junior unit of study (6 credit points), as specified in the Faculty of
Economics and Business Handbook;
2.1.2 at least 24 credit points of units of study from the Faculty of Arts;
2.1.3 at least 12 credit points of units of study from the Faculty of Science;
2.1.4 2 majors (minimum of 36 senior credit points each), comprising units of study as
specified in the Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook, one taken from each side of
the columns in the table below:

I                                                    II
All subject areas listed in column I as well as:
Accounting                                           Agricultural Economics
Commercial Law                                       Business Information Systems
Econometrics                                         Computer Science
Economics                                            Financial Mathematics
Finance                                              Government and International Relations
Industrial Relations and Human Resource              Operations Management and Decision
Management                                           Sciences
International Business                               Mathematics
Management                                           Political Economy
Marketing

2.1.5 no more than 96 credit points of junior units of study; and at least 108 credit points from
the Faculty of Economics and Business as indicated in the tables of undergraduate units of
study
3. Requirements for the honours degree
3.1 The Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) may be awarded either with honours in any
of the subject areas where honours units are listed in the tables of undergraduate units of
study or, as approved by the Faculty of Economics and Business, with joint honours in two of
these subject areas.
3.2 Honours may also be awarded in any other area offered by another Faculty of the
University, as approved by the Faculty of Economics and Business.
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3.3 To qualify for the award of the honours degree a student must complete successfully an
additional year of study (the honours year), as specified in the Faculty of Economics and
Business Handbook.
3.4 To enrol in the honours year, a student must satisfy the following:
3.4.1 successful completion of the requirements for the pass degree;
3.4.2 confirmation of the student's eligibility for entry to the honours year from the relevant
Discipline(s)/Department; and
3.4.3 any other requirements for entry into the honours year set by the relevant
Discipline(s)/Department and the Faculty of Economics and Business, unless otherwise
approved by the Faculty of Economics and Business.
3.5 The classes for the award of honours are specified in the following table:

Description                                        Mark range
Honours Class I and University Medal               90 to 100*
Honours Class I                                    80 to 100
Honours Class II (Division 1)                      75 to 79
Honours Class II (Division 2)                      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. Award of Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies)
4.1 The Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) may be awarded in two grades, namely
pass and honours.
4.2 The testamur for the pass degree shall specify the major(s) completed.
4.2.1 The testamur for the honours degree shall specify the subject area(s) and the grade of
honours.
4.2.2 It shall not include majors.
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                                 Resolutions of the Faculty

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts in
the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Arts are amended, with effect
from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by
strikethrough):

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts

1. Cross-faculty management of the combined award course
1.1 The Faculty of Economics and Business is the primary Faculty for management for the
combined award course.
1.2 The Deans of the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Arts 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 combined award course are set out under
the Table of undergraduate units of study in the Faculty of Economics and Business
Handbook, and the Table of 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 the semesters in which they are offered;
2.1.5 corequisites/prerequisites/assumed learning/assumed knowledge;
2.1.6 the faculty responsible for the unit of study; and
2.1.7 any special conditions.
3. Requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts
3.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degrees a student must complete successfully units
of study amounting to a total of 240 credit points (but no more than 96 credit points of junior
units of study), including:
In the Faculty of Economics and Business:
3.1.1 at least 96 credit points (minimum of 48 senior credit points) of units of study from the
Table of undergraduate units of study – Faculty of Economics and Business, which must
include:
3.1.1.1 seven core units of study (comprising 36 junior and 6 senior credit points), as
specified by the Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook; and
3.1.1.2 either a major (minimum of 36 senior credit points) or an extended major (minimum of
38 senior credit points), comprising units of study as specified in the Faculty of Economics
and Business Handbook, from one of the following subject areas;
3.1.1.2.1 Accounting;
3.1.1.2.2 Business Information Systems;
3.1.1.2.3 Commercial Law;
3.1.1.2.4 Econometrics;
3.1.1.2.5 Economics;
3.1.1.2.6 Finance;
3.1.1.2.7 Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management;
3.1.1.2.8 International Business;
3.1.1.2.9 Management;
3.1.1.2.10 Management Decision Sciences; or
3.1.1.2.10 Marketing; or
3.1.1.2.11 Operations Management and Decision Sciences
In the Faculty of Arts:
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3.1.2 at least 72 credit points of senior units of study from Part A of the Table of units of
study for the Bachelor of Arts (see the Table of undergraduate units of study – Faculty of Arts
in the Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook), which must include:
3.1.2.1 a major (minimum of 36 senior credit points), comprising units of study as specified in
the Faculty of Arts Handbook, from one of the following subject areas:
3.1.2.1.1 American Studies;
3.1.2.1.2 Ancient History;
3.1.2.1.3 Anthropology;
3.1.2.1.4 Arab World, Islam and the Middle East;
3.1.2.1.5 Arabic Language and Literature;
3.1.2.1.6 Archaeology;
3.1.2.1.7 Art History and Theory;
3.1.2.1.8 Asian Studies;
3.1.2.1.9 Australian Literature;
3.1.2.1.10 Australian Studies;
3.1.2.1.11 Biblical Studies;
3.1.2.1.12 Chinese Studies;
3.1.2.1.13 Classical Studies;
3.1.2.1.14 Cultural Studies;
3.1.2.1.15 Digital Cultures;
3.1.2.1.16 English;
3.1.2.1.17 European Studies;
3.1.2.1.18 Film Studies;
3.1.2.1.19 French Studies;
3.1.2.1.20 Gender Studies;
3.1.2.1.21 Germanic Studies;
3.1.2.1.22 Government and International Relations;
3.1.2.1.23 Greek (Ancient);
3.1.2.1.24 Hebrew (Classical);
3.1.2.1.25 Hebrew (Modern);
3.1.2.1.26 Heritage Studies;
3.1.2.1.27 Hindi-Urdu;
3.1.2.1.28 History;
3.1.2.1.29 Indigenous Australian Studies
3.1.2.1.30 Indonesian Studies;
3.1.2.1.31 International and Comparative Literary Studies;
3.1.2.1.32 Italian Studies;
3.1.2.1.33 Japanese Studies;
3.1.2.1.34 Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture;
3.1.2.1.35 Korean Studies;
3.1.2.1.36 Latin;
3.1.2.1.37 Linguistics;
3.1.2.1.38 Medieval Studies;
3.1.2.1.39 Modern Greek Studies;
3.1.2.1.40 Music;
3.1.2.1.41 Performance Studies;
3.1.2.1.42 Philosophy;
3.1.2.1.43 Political Economy
3.1.2.1.44 Sanskrit;
3.1.2.1.45 Social Policy;
3.1.2.1.46 Sociology;
3.1.2.1.47 Spanish and Latin American Studies;
3.1.2.1.48 Studies in Religion;
3.1.2.1.49 Thai (major may not be available); or
3.1.2.1.50 Yiddish (no guarantee of continuing availability)
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4. Requirements for the honours degrees
4.1 On completion of the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts (or equivalent),
students who are qualified to do so may undertake an honours year in either or both of the
award courses. Joint honours courses are also available.
4.1.1 To qualify for the award of honours in the Bachelor of Commerce a student must
complete successfully an additional year of study (the honours year), as specified in the
Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook.
4.1.1.1 The Bachelor of Commerce may be awarded with honours in any of the subject areas
where honours units are listed in the Table of undergraduate units of study – Faculty of
Economics and Business or, as approved by the Faculty of Economics and Business, with
joint honours in two of these subject areas.
4.1.1.2 Honours may also be awarded in any other area offered by another Faculty of the
University, as approved by the Faculty of Economics and Business.
4.1.1.3 To enrol in the honours year, a student must satisfy the following:
4.1.1.3.1 confirmation of the student's eligibility for entry to the honours year set by the
relevant Discipline(s)/ Department; and
4.1.1.3.2 any other requirements for entry into the honours year set by the relevant
Discipline(s)/Department and the Faculty of Economics and Business, unless otherwise
approved by the Faculty of Economics and Business.
4.1.2 To qualify for the award course of honours in the Bachelor of Arts a student must
complete successfully an additional year of study (the honours year), as specified in the
Faculty of Arts Handbook.
4.1.2.1 The Bachelor of Arts may be awarded with honours in any of the subject areas where
honours units are listed in the Table of units of study for the Bachelor of Arts or, as approved
by the Faculty of Arts, with joint honours in two of these subject areas.
4.1.2.2 To enrol in the honours year, a student must satisfy the following:
4.1.2.2.1 confirmation of the student's eligibility for entry to the honours year from the
relevant Discipline(s)/Department; and
4.1.2.2.2 any other requirements for entry into the honours year set by the relevant
Discipline(s)/Department and the Faculty of Arts, unless otherwise approved by the Faculty
of Arts.
4.1.3 The classes for the award of honours are specified in the following table:

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

5. Award of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts
5.1 A student who completes the requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce and the
Bachelor of Arts shall receive at graduation a separate testamur for each of the degrees.
5.1.1 The Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Arts may be awarded in two grades,
namely pass and honours.
5.1.1.1 The testamur for the pass degrees shall specify the major(s) completed.
5.1.1.2 The testamur for the honours degrees shall specify the subject area(s) and the class
of honours. It shall not include majors.
5.1.2 Students may abandon the combined award course and elect to complete either the
Bachelor of Commerce or the Bachelor of Arts in accordance with the Resolutions governing
those award courses.
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                                Resolutions of the Faculty

Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of
Commerce in the Faculty of Engineering Information Technologies and the Faculty of
Economics and Business are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce

1. Requirements for the Pass Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce
degrees
1.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degrees of Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of
Commerce a student must complete successfully units of study that total at least 240 credit
points and include:
1.2 in the Faculty of Engineering:
1.2.1 the program of units of study set out in the Specialisation Requirements relating to the
Bachelor of Engineering Specialisation that the student is pursuing; and
1.3 in the Faculty of Economics and Business:
1.3.1 at least 96 credit points in units of study taught by the Faculty of Economics and
Business (including at least 48 credit points of 2000 and/or 3000 level units), which cannot
be counted towards the award of the Bachelor of Engineering;
1.3.2 7 core units of study in Economics and Business (comprising 36 junior and 6 senior
credit points as specified in the Faculty of Economics and Business Handbooks; and
1.3.3 either a major (minimum of 36 senior credit points) or an extended major (minimum of
48 credit points), comprising units of study specified in the Faculty of Economics and
Business Handbook, from one of the following subject areas:
1.3.3.1 Accounting
1.3.3.2 Business Information Systems
1.3.3.3 Commercial Law
1.3.3.4 Econometrics
1.3.3.5 Economics
1.3.3.6 Finance
1.3.3.7 Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
1.3.3.8 International Business
1.3.3.9 Management
1.3.3.10 Management Decision Sciences
1.3.3.10 Marketing
1.3.3.11 Operations Management and Decision Sciences
2. Requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce degrees
with Honours
2.1 Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
2.1.1 On completion of the requirements for the combined degree, a student may qualify for
the award of the Bachelor of Engineering degree with Honours in accordance with the
requirements set out in the resolutions of the Faculty of Engineering relating to the Bachelor
of Engineering degree.
2.2 Bachelor of Commerce with Honours
2.2.1 On completion of the requirements for the combined degree, a student may qualify to
enrol in Honours in the Bachelor of Commerce.
2.2.2 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce with Honours, a student must
complete successfully an additional year of study (the honours year), as specified in the
Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook.
3. Units of study
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3.1 The units of study, which may be taken for the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering and
Bachelor of Commerce, are set out in the resolutions of the Faculty of Engineering and the
Faculty of Economics and Business retrospectively.
3.2 The Faculty Resolutions (which are reproduced in the Engineering and Economics and
Business Handbooks, as the case may be) specify:
3.2.1 credit point values;
3.2.2 corequisites/perquisites/assumed learning/assumed knowledge; and
3.2.3 any special conditions.
4. Award of the degrees
4.1 A student who completes the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor
of Commerce degrees shall receive at graduation a separate testamur for each of the
degrees.
4.2 A student may abandon the combined Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of
Commerce degree to elect to complete either the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of
Commerce degree in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.
5. Supervision of the degrees
5.1 Students will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Engineering for
administrative matters.
5.2 Students will be under the supervision of the Faculty of Economics and Business in
relation to the Bachelor of Commerce component and will be under the supervision of the
Faculty of Engineering in relation to the Bachelor of Engineering component.
5.3 The Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Engineering shall jointly
exercise authority in any matter concerning the combined course not otherwise dealt with in
these resolutions.
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                                 Resolutions of the Faculty

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of
Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty
of Medicine are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by
underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

1. Admission
1.1 To be considered for entry to the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Medicine and
Bachelor of Surgery, students must fulfil all admission requirements of the combined degree
program.
1.2 Admission is determined on the basis of the New South Wales Higher School Certificate,
or its interstate or overseas equivalent, at a level determined each year by the Faculty of
Economics and the Faculty of Medicine. Candidates should normally:
1.2.1 have gained a Universities Admission Index (UAI) through the Higher School
Certificate;
1.2.2 attend an interview with a panel organised by the Faculty of Medicine.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study which may be taken for the Bachelor of Commerce are set out under
the tables of undergraduate units of study in the Faculty of Economics and Business
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 the semesters in which they are offered;
2.1.5 corequisites/prerequisites/assumed learning/assumed knowledge;
2.1.6 the faculty responsible for the unit of study; and
2.1.7 any special conditions.
2.2 The units of study for progression to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
that are to be undertaken as part of the Bachelor of Commerce component of the degree will
include:
2.2.1 Two compulsory zero credit point units of study: SMTP1000 Communicating Effectively
in Teams and SMTP2000 Introduction to Clinical Research Ethics; and
2.2.2 One elective zero credit point unit of study drawn from a field of interest to the student
and approved by both Faculties.
2.2.3 Six junior credit points of Chemistry.
2.2.4 Six junior credit points of Physics.
2.2.5 Six junior credit points of Biology or Molecular Biology & Genetics.
2.3 Students take units of study with a total credit point value of 24 credit points per semester
for 6 semesters to acquire the pass degree in the Bachelor of Commerce.
2.4 Students take units of study with a total credit point value of 24 credit points per semester
for a further 8 semesters to acquire the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.
3. Requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of
Surgery
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor
of Surgery a student shall:
3.1.1 complete units of study having a total value of at least 336 credit points;
3.1.2 complete all requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Commerce in minimum time
and maintain, as a minimum, a credit average in the Bachelor of Commerce, being the
minimum level of academic performance required for admission to candidature for the
degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery;
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3.1.3 satisfactorily complete three zero credit point units of study, as outlined in 2.2.1 and
2.2.2, in the first three years of the program;
3.1.4 complete 18 junior credit points in designated Science units of study as outlined in
2.2.3, 2.2.4 and 2.2.5; and
3.1.5 meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce degree outlined below.
3.2 A student may proceed through the degree of Bachelor of Commerce degree to the
degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.
3.3 Students who fail to satisfy 3.1.2 or 3.1.3 or 3.1.4 will be transferred to candidature for
the Bachelor of Commerce degree.
3.4 To qualify for the Bachelor of Commerce pass degree, a student must complete
successfully units of study amounting to a total of 144 credit points, including:
3.4.1. 7 core units of study (comprising 36 junior and 6 senior credit points), as specified in
the Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook; and
3.4.2 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 Economics
and Business Handbook, from one of the following subject areas:
3.4.2.1 Accounting;
3.4.2.2 Business Information Systems;
3.4.2.3 Commercial Law;
3.4.2.4 Econometrics;
3.4.2.5 Economics;
3.4.2.6 Finance;
3.4.2.7 Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management;
3.4.2.8 International Business;
3.4.2.9 Management
3.4.2.10 Operations Management and Decision Sciences; or
3.4.2.11 Marketing.
3.5 no more than 60 credit points of junior units of study; and
3.6 no more than 48 credit points of junior units of study from another Faculty of the
University.
3.7 Table 1 Core requirements for BCom in the BCom/MBBS award course
3.7.1 Students should complete a minimum of the following number of credit points in each
area throughout their course and reach the following minimum levels of achievement (see
Table):

Area: core Minimum             credit   Requirements
units         points
Core          36 credit points          • ACCT1001
Commerce                                • ACCT1002
units: junior                           • ECMT1010
                                        • ECON1001
                                        • ECON1002
                                        • INFS1000
Core            6 credit points         ECOF3001
Commerce
units: senior
Either        a 36     senior   credit One of the fields of study taught within the Faculty of
major           points                 Economics and Business:
                                       • Accounting
                                       • Business Information Systems
                                       • Commercial Law
                                       • Econometrics
                                       • Economics
                                       • Finance
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                                       • Industrial Relations and Human Resource
                                       Management
                                       • International Business
                                       • Management
                                       • Operations Management and Decision Sciences
                                       • Marketing
OR extended 48          senior  credit One of the fields of study taught within the Faculty of
major          points                  Economics and Business
Additional     Either 48 credit points 96 credit points in Faculty of Economics and
elective units (if major completed) Business and 84 senior credit points overall
               OR 36 credit points if
               extended         major
               completed)
Science        18 credit points        Students must take 6 junior credit points of
                                       Chemistry; 6 junior credit points of Physics; and 6
                                       junior credit points of Biology or Molecular Biology &
                                       Genetics
Medicine       0       credit   points Students must satisfactorily complete 3 zero credit
Other faculty maximum of 30 credit point units offered by the Faculty of Medicine It is
study          points                  possible for students to complete up to 30 credit
                                       points from other faculties (outside of Economics and
                                       Business and Medicine) as part of this degree
                                       provided all other degree requirements have been
                                       met.
               144 credit points
               (total)

4. Requirements for the honours degree
4.1 The Bachelor of Commerce may be awarded either with honours in any one of the
subject areas where honours units are listed below in the Tables of undergraduate units of
study Faculty of Economics and Business or, as approved by the Faculty of Economics and
Business, with joint honours in two of these subject areas.
4.2 Honours may also be awarded in any other area offered by another Faculty of the
University, as approved by the Faculty of Economics and Business.
4.3 To qualify for the award of the honours degree a student must complete successfully an
additional year of study (the honours year), as specified in the Faculty of Economics and
Business Handbook.
4.4 To enrol in the honours year, a student must satisfy the following:
4.4.1 successful completion of the requirements for the pass degree;
4.4.2 confirmation of the student's eligibility for entry to the honours year from the relevant
Discipline(s)/Department;
4.4.3 any other requirements for entry into the honours year set by the relevant
Discipline(s)/Department and the Faculty of Economics and Business, unless otherwise
approved by the Faculty of Economics and Business.
4.5 The classes for the award of honours are specified in the following table:

Description                                        Mark range
Honours Class I and University Medal               90 to 100*
Honours Class I                                    80 to 100
Honours Class II (Division 1)                      75 to 79
Honours Class II (Division 2)                      70 to 74
Honours Class III                                  65 to 69
Pass                                               50 to 64
*Please Note. This is a minimum criterion only, other criteria apply.
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5. Award of the Bachelor of Commerce / MBBS award course
5.1 The Bachelor of Commerce may be awarded in two grades, namely pass and honours.
5.1.1 The testamur for the pass degree shall specify the major(s) completed.
5.1.2 The testamur for the honours degree shall specify the subject area(s) and the grade of
honours. It shall not include majors.
6. Award of the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
6.1 A student will be eligible for award of the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Medicine
and Bachelor of Surgery degrees if a credit average or greater is maintained throughout the
Bachelor of Commerce degree, and if the student has successfully completed three zero
credit point units of study,
as set out in 2.2.1 and 2.2.2 of these Resolutions, 18 Junior credit points of designated
Science units of study as set out in 2.2.3, 2.2.4 and 2.2.5 of these Resolutions, and all
requirements of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.
6.2 Students will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Economics and Business
until the end of the semester in which they complete the requirements for the Bachelor of
Commerce degree. From that point students will be under the general supervision of the
Faculty of Medicine.
6.3 The Associate Dean (Undergraduate) for the Faculty of Economics and Business and the
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerning the
combined degree program not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.
7. Details of units of study
7.1 Students are to refer to the Table of units of study undergraduate provided in the Faculty
of Economics and Business Handbook for normal progression through the Bachelor of
Commerce pathway degree.
7.2 Students are to refer to the units of study for the University of Sydney Medical program
and for the Economics and Business-Medicine Transition Program published in the Faculty
of Medicine Handbook.
7.3 Prerequisites, corequisites, assumed knowledge, mode of delivery, assessment and
course content for units of study are as published annually in the Faculty of Economics and
Business Handbook and the Faculty of Medicine Handbook and as advised in unit of study
outlines.
8. Variation of normal load
8.1 A normal full-time load is defined as an enrolment in a program of units of approved
study to a total value of 24 credit points in any one semester.
8.2 Providing the student maintains a full-time load, permission to vary the normal pattern of
progression may be granted at the discretion of the Undergraduate Program Adviser at the
Faculty of Economics and Business and the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.
8.2.1 A student who is permitted to undertake a minimum of three quarters of the full number
of units prescribed for a course in any semester or year shall be regarded as a full-time
student for that semester or year.
8.2.2 Except with the approval of the Undergraduate Program Adviser at the Faculty of
Economics and Business and the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, a student shall not be
permitted to undertake a load that exceeds the normal full-time load by more than one
quarter in any one semester.
9. Cross-institutional study
9.1 It is not possible for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Medicine
and Bachelor of Surgery to undertake cross-institutional study.
10. Restrictions on enrolment
10.1 Rules on enrolment in units of study in the Bachelor of Commerce are governed by
subsections of the Rules of the Faculty of Economics and Business, published in the
Faculty's Handbook.
10.2 Rules on enrolment in units of study in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of
Surgery are governed by the Faculty of Medicine Resolutions published in the Faculty of
Medicine Handbook.
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11. Discontinuation of enrolment, suspension of candidature and re-enrolment after an
absence
11.1 Rules on Discontinuation of Enrolment, suspension of candidature and re-enrolment
after an absence are governed by subsections of the Rules of the Faculty of Economics and
Business published in the Faculty's Handbook and website.
11.2 Rules on Discontinuation of Enrolment, suspension of candidature and re-enrolment
after an absence in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery are governed by the
Faculty of Medicine Resolutions published in the Faculty of Medicine Handbook.
12. Satisfactory progress
12.1 During the first three years of the degree, on the recommendation of the Associate
Dean for Undergraduate Studies within the Faculty of Economics and Business, and the
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, a candidate may be called upon to show cause as to why
that candidature should not be terminated by reason of unsatisfactory progress towards
completion of the combined degree; and
12.1.1 where, in the opinion of the Associate Dean for the Faculty of Economics and
Business and the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, the candidate does not show good cause,
terminate the candidature.
12.2 The Resolutions and Rules on satisfactory progression in both faculties will also comply
with the University's policy on Identifying and Supporting Students at Risk of Exclusion.
13. Time limit
13.1 A student shall be required to complete the degrees of Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor
of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery according to section 3 of these Resolutions.
14. Assessment policy
14.1 Rules on assessment in the program are provided through the Unit of Study Outlines in
the Faculty of Economics and Business and by the Faculty of Medicine Resolutions
published in the Faculty of Medicine Handbook.
14.2 Candidates may be assessed by a combination of written and oral examinations, written
essays, assignments and reports, seminar, workshop and meeting participation, professional
experience or any combination of these as the faculties may determine.
14.3 Further assessment may be permitted in a unit of study in cases of special
consideration, in accordance with Academic Board policy, the Faculty Resolutions for both
faculties, governing illness or misadventure.
15. Credit transfer policy
15.1 nil
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                                 Resolutions of the Faculty

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of
Science in the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Science are amended,
with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions
indicated by strikethrough):

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science

1. Cross-faculty management of the combined award course
1.1 The Faculty of Economics and Business is the primary Faculty of management for the
combined award course.
1.2 The Deans of the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Science 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 combined award course are set out under
the tables of undergraduate units of study in the Faculty of Economics and Business
Handbook, and the Undergraduate tables and units of study in the Faculty of Science
Handbook together with:
2.1.1 designation as junior, intermediate, 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 the semesters in which they are offered;
2.1.5 corequisites/prerequisites/assumed learning/assumed knowledge;
2.1.6 the faculty responsible for the unit of study; and
2.1.7 any special conditions.
2.2 The Dean of the Faculty of Science may permit a student admitted to the Talented
Student Program to undertake Science units of study other than those specified in Table I:
Bachelor of Science in the Faculty of Science Handbook (see the tables of undergraduate
units of study in the Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook).
3. Requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science
3.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degrees a student must complete successfully units
of study amounting to a total of 240 credit points (but no more than 96 credit points of junior
units of study), including:
3.2 In the Faculty of Economics and Business:
3.2.1 at least 96 credit points (minimum of 48 senior credit points) of units of study from the
Faculty of Economics and Business, as specified in the Faculty of Economics and Business
Handbook, which must include;
3.2.1.1 7 core units of study (comprising 36 junior and 6 senior credit points), as specified in
the Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook; and
3.2.1.2 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 Economics
and Business Handbook, from one of the following subject areas:
3.2.1.2.1 Accounting;
3.2.1.2.2 Business Information Systems;
3.2.1.2.3 Commercial Law;
3.2.1.2.4 Econometrics;
3.2.1.2.5 Economics;
3.2.1.2.6 Finance;
3.2.1.2.7 Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management;
3.2.1.2.8 International Business;
3.2.1.2.9 Management;
3.2.1.2.10 Management Decision Sciences; or
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3.2.1.2.10 Marketing; or
3.2.1.2.11 Operations Management and Decision Sciences
3.3 In the Faculty of Science:
3.3.1 at least 12 credit points of units of study from the Science subject area of Mathematics
and Statistics;
3.3.2 24 credit points of junior units of study from at least two Science subject areas
(excluding Mathematics and Statistics);
3.3.3 at least 60 credit points of intermediate and senior Science units of study;
3.3.4 a major (normally 24 senior credit points) comprising units of study specified in Table I:
Bachelor of Science listed in the Undergraduate tables and units of study in the Faculty of
Science Handbook.
3.4 In the Bachelor of Science (Advanced), those requirements specified in 4(2) and in
addition, except with the permission of the Dean of the Faculty of Science:
3.4.1 include no more than 48 credit points of junior Science units of study;
3.4.2 include at least 12 credit points of intermediate Science units of study at either the
advanced level or as TSP units;
3.4.3 include at least 48 credit points of senior Science units of study of which at least 24
credit points are units of study in a single Science subject area, taken at the advanced level
(or as TSP units); and
3.4.4 maintain in intermediate and senior units of study in Science subject areas an average
mark of 65 or greater in each year of enrolment.
3.5 In the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics), those requirements specified in 4(2)
and in addition, except with the permission of the Dean of the Faculty of Science:
3.5.1 include no more than 48 credit points of junior Science units of study;
3.5.2 include at least 12 credit points of intermediate Mathematics and Statistics units of
study at either the advanced level or as TSP units;
3.5.3 include at least 48 credit points of senior Science units of study of which at least 24 are
completed at the advanced level (or as TSP units) in Mathematics and Statistics; and
3.5.4 maintain in intermediate and senior units of study in Science subject areas an average
mark of 65 or greater in each year of enrolment.
4. Transfer between Bachelor of Science streams
4.1 Students in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) or Bachelor of Science (Advanced
Mathematics) streams who fail to maintain a Credit average will be transferred to the
Bachelor of Science in the next year of enrolment with full credit for units completed in the
Advanced or Advanced Mathematics stream.
4.2 Students in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) or Bachelor of Science (Advanced
Mathematics) streams who fail to achieve a Credit average across all units attempted in their
final year of the degree will be awarded the Bachelor of Science.
4.3 To transfer to the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) or Bachelor of Science (Advanced
Mathematics), a student must satisfy the following:
4.3.1 completion of at least 48 credit points;
4.3.2 an average of 75 or greater over all attempted units of study; and
4.3.3 be able to enrol in the required number of advanced level or TSP units.
5. Requirements for the Honours degrees
5.1 On completion of the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science (or equivalent),
students who are qualified to do so may undertake an honours year in either or both of the
award courses.
5.2 Joint honours courses are also available.
5.3 To qualify for the award of honours in the Bachelor of Commerce a student must
complete successfully an additional year of study (the honours year), as specified in the
Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook.
5.3.1 The Bachelor of Commerce may be awarded with honours in any of the subject areas
where honours units are listed in the Table of undergraduate units of study - Faculty of
Economics and Business or, as approved by the Faculty of Economics and Business, with
joint honours in two of these subject areas.
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5.3.2 Honours may also be awarded in any other area offered by another Faculty of the
University, as approved by the Faculty of Economics and Business.
5.3.3 To enrol in the honours year, a student must satisfy the following:
5.3.3.1 confirmation of the student's eligibility for entry to the honours year from the relevant
Discipline(s)/Department; and
5.3.3.2 any other requirements for entry into the honours year set by the relevant
Discipline(s)/Department and the Faculty of Economics and Business, unless otherwise
approved by the Faculty of Economics and Business.
5.4 To qualify for the award of honours in the Bachelor of Science a student must complete
successfully an additional year of study (the honours year), as specified in the Faculty of
Science Handbook.
5.4.1 The Bachelor of Science may be awarded with honours in any of the subject areas in
Table VI: Honours units of study listed in Undergraduate tables and units of study of the
Faculty of Science Handbook or, as approved by the Faculty of Science, with joint honours in
two of these subject areas.
5.4.2 To qualify to enrol in an honours course a student must satisfy the following:
5.4.2.1 have completed a minimum of 24 credit points of senior units of study relating to the
intended honours course;
5.4.2.2 have achieved either at least a credit average in 48 credit points in relevant
intermediate and senior Science units of study or a SCIWAM of at least 65; and
5.4.2.3 any additional criteria set by the Head of Department concerned.
5.5 The classes for the award of honours are specified in the following table:

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

6. Award of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science
6.1 A student who completes the requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce and the
Bachelor of Science shall receive at graduation a separate testamur for each of the degrees.
6.2 The Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Science may be awarded in two grades,
namely pass and honours.
6.2.1 The testamur for the pass degrees shall specify the major(s) completed.
6.2.2 The testamur for the honours degrees shall specify the subject area(s) and the class of
honours.
6.2.3 It shall not include majors.
6.3 The Bachelor of Science may be awarded in the following streams:
6.3.1 Bachelor of Science;
6.2.2 Bachelor of Science (Advanced); or
6.2.3 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics).
6.3 Students may abandon the combined award course and elect to complete either the
Bachelor of Commerce or the Bachelor of Science in accordance with the Resolutions
governing those award courses.
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                                Resolutions of the Faculty

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws
in the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Law are amended, with effect
from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by
strikethrough):

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws

1. Cross-faculty management of the combined award course
1.1 Students will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Economics and Business
until the end of the semester in which they complete the requirements for the Bachelor of
Commerce (BCom).
1.2 They will then be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Law.
1.3 The Deans of the Faculty of Economics and Business 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 Commerce (BCom) are set out
under the Tables of undergraduate units of study in the Faculty of Economics and Business
Handbook, together with:
2.1.1 designation as junior, intermediate, 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;
2.1.5 any special conditions.
2.2 The units of study which may be taken for the Bachelor 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 elective;
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;
2.2.5 any special conditions.
3. Requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and the Bachelor of Laws
(LLB)
3.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degrees 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 Commerce (BCom) degree a student must
complete successfully units of study amounting to a total of 144 credit points, including:
3.2.1 7 core units of study (comprising 36 junior and 6 senior credit points), as specified in
the Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook; and
3.2.2 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 Economics
and Business Handbook, from one of the following subject areas:
3.2.2.1 Accounting;
3.2.2.2 Business Information Systems;
3.2.2.3 Commercial Law;
3.2.2.4 Econometrics;
3.2.2.5 Economics;
3.2.2.6 Finance;
3.2.2.7 Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management;
3.2.2.8 International Business;
3.2.2.9 Management;
3.2.2.10 Operations Management and Decision Sciences; or
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3.2.2.11 Marketing;
3.2.3 10 compulsory units of study (48 credit points) in Law, as specified in the Faculty of
Economics and Business and Faculty of Law Handbooks; and
3.2.4 no more than 48 credit points of junior units of study in Economics and Business.
3.3 To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB), in the Bachelor of Commerce and
Bachelor of Laws (BCom/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 Commerce
(BCom);
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 Commerce
(BCom) 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 Processes of Justice 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           Units 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 Commerce (BCom), a
student must then complete the following compulsory units of study towards the degree:

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

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 Commerce (BCom) before
proceeding to the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (unless they have permission from the Faculty of
Law stating otherwise).
4. Requirements for the award of honours
4.1 Both the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) may be
awarded with honours.
4.2 To qualify for the award of honours in the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) a student must
successfully complete an additional year of study (the honours year), as specified in the
Faculty of Economics and Business 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
Commerce/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 Commerce (BCom) may be awarded with honours in any of the
subject areas where honours are listed in the Tables of undergraduate units of study, 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 Economics and Business, unless otherwise
approved by the Faculty of Economics and Business.
4.2.4 The classes for the award of honours in the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) are
specified in the following table:

Description                                        Mark range
Honours Class I and University Medal               90 to 100*
Honours Class I                                    80 to 100
Honours Class II (Division 1)                      75 to 79
Honours Class II (Division 2)                      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 Honours in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) may be awarded in two classes: Class I and
Class II.
4.3.2 To qualify for the award of honours in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) students must obtain
the following WAM across all Law units, including those taken as part of the combined award
course and any failures:
4.3.2.1 First class honours are awarded to students who obtain an average mark of 75
percent or higher (weighted in accordance with the credit points for each unit of study).
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4.3.2.2 Second class honours are awarded to students who obtain an average mark of
between 70 percent and 74.9 per cent (weighted in accordance with the credit points for
each unit of study).
4.3.3 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.
4.3.4 An honours year is not required.
5. Award of Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
5.1 A student who completes the requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) shall receive at graduation a separate testamur for each of the
degrees.
5.2 The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) 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 Commerce (BCom) shall specify the
major(s) completed.
5.2.2 The testamur for the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) 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 Commerce (BCom) in accordance with the Resolutions governing this award course.
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                                Resolutions of the Faculty

Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Commerce
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Information Technology and
Bachelor of Commerce in the Faculty of Engineering Information Technologies and the
Faculty of Economics and Business are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as
follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Commerce

1. Cross-faculty management of the combined award course
1.1 Participating faculties: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and Faculty
of Economics and Business.
1.2 Students will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technologies for administrative matters.
1.3 Students will be under the supervision of the Faculty of Economics and Business in
relation to the Bachelor of Commerce component and will be under the supervision of the
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies in relation to the Bachelor of
Information Technology component.
1.4 Students will be subject to conditions on admission, stream requirements, enrolment
restrictions, assessment, advanced standing, progression, academic honesty, degree
completion times and transition arrangements as shown in the resolutions for Bachelor of
Information Technology published in the Faculty of Engineering and Information
Technologies Handbook.
1.5 The Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Engineering and Information
Technologies shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerning the combined course
not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.
2. Requirement for the Pass degrees of Bachelor of Information Technology and
Bachelor of Commerce
2.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degrees of Bachelor of Information Technology and
Bachelor of Commerce a student must complete successfully units of study that total at least
240 credit points and include:
2.1.1 in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
2.1.1.1 the program of units of study set out in the BIT table, relating to the Bachelor of
Information Technology Stream (Computer Science or Information Systems) that the student
is pursuing; and
2.1.2 in the Faculty of Economics and Business
2.1.2.1 at least 96 credit points in units of study taught by the Faculty of Economics and
Business (including at least 48 credit points of 2000 and/or 3000 level units), which cannot
be counted towards the award of the Bachelor of Information Technology;
2.1.2.2 7 core units of study in Economics and Business (comprising 36 junior and 6 senior
credit points as specified in the Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook); and
2.1.2.3 either a major (minimum of 36 senior credit points) or an extended major (minimum of
48 credit points), comprising units of study specified in the Faculty of Economics and
Business Handbook, from one of the following subject areas:
2.1.2.3.1 Accounting
2.1.2.3.2 Business Information Systems
2.1.2.3.3 Commercial Law
2.1.2.3.4 Econometrics
2.1.2.3.5 Economics
2.1.2.3.6 Finance
2.1.2.3.7 Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
2.1.2.3.8 International Business
2.1.2.3.9 Management
2.1.2.3.10 Operations Management and Decision Sciences
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2.1.2.3.11 Marketing
3. Requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of
Commerce degrees with Honours
3.1 Bachelor of Information Technology with Honours
3.1.1 On completion of the requirements for the combined degree, a student may qualify for
the award of the Bachelor of Information Technology degree with Honours in accordance
with the requirements set out in the resolutions of the Faculty of Engineering and Information
Technologies relating to the Bachelor of Information Technology degree as shown in the
faculty handbook.
3.2 Bachelor of Commerce with Honours
3.2.1 On completion of the requirements for the combined degree, a student may qualify to
enrol in Honours in the Bachelor of Commerce.
3.2.2 To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce with Honours, a student must
complete successfully an additional year of study (the honours year), as specified in the
Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook.
4. Units of study
4.1 The units of study, which may be taken for the degrees of Bachelor of Information
Technology and Bachelor of Commerce, are set out in the resolutions of the Faculty of
Engineering and Information Technologies and the Faculty of Economics and Business
respectively.
4.2 The faculty Resolutions (which are reproduced in the Engineering and Information
Technologies and Economics and Business Handbooks, as the case may be) specify:
4.2.1 credit point values;
4.2.2 corequisites/perquisites/assumed learning/assumed knowledge; and
4.2.3 any special conditions.
5. Award of the degrees
5.1 A student who completes the requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology
and Bachelor of Commerce degrees shall receive at graduation a separate testamur for each
of the degrees.
5.2 A student may abandon the combined Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor
of Commerce degree to elect to complete either the Bachelor of Information Technology or
Bachelor of Commerce degree in accordance with the Resolutions governing that degree.
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                                   Resolutions of the Faculty

Bachelor of Social Work
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Honours course for the Bachelor of Social
Work in the Faculty of Education and Social Work are amended, with effect from 1 January
2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Honours course for Bachelor of Social Work
1. Honours shall be awarded in the following manner:
1.1 The credit points in the third and fourth years shall be weighted as follows:
1.1.1          Year III
1.1.1.1                 IBL unit 1: 2 1.
1.1.2          IBL Unit 2: 2 1.
1.1.3          Professional Practice: 2

1.1.2            Year IV
1.1.2.1                 IBL unit 3: 3
1.1.2.2                 IBL unit 4: 4
1.1.2.3                 Integrative Studies 402: 4

1.        Requirements for the award of the Bachelor of Social Work with Honours
1.1       To qualify to enrol in the Honours program, students shall have a WAM (weighted
          average mark) of at least 70, averaged across 48 credit points comprising 24 credit
          points in semester 1 of year 3 and 24 credit points of compulsory units of study in
          year 2.
1.1.1     Eligibility to apply for the Honours program for candidates entering the BSW in the
          third year under the accelerated entry provisions will be based on a WAM of at least
          70 for units of study in semester 1 of the 3rd year of the BSW.
1.2       For eligible candidates, entry to the honours program will be competitive.
1.3       Availability of places in the Honours program will be determined on the availability of
          suitable research projects.
1.4       Candidates in the Honours program shall enrol in the specified units of study as set
          out in the Table of units of study in second semester of year 3 and second semester
          of year 4 of the BSW.
1.5       The Honours program shall be assessed, at least in part, by a dissertation.
1.6       The Faculty, on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners or the Delegated
          Faculty Officer, will determine the class of honours.

2.        Award of the degree
2.1       In accordance with Academic Board policy, the honours degree of the Bachelor of
          Social Work shall be awarded to eligible candidates with the following grades:
2.1.1     Honours class 1 (with a HWAM of at least 75%) or
2.1.2     Honours class II, Division 1 (with a HWAM of at least 70%) or
2.1.3     Honours class II, Division II (with a HWAM of at least 65%)
2.2       Honours students who have maintained an outstanding academic record throughout
          the degree and who have achieved Honours Class I, may be eligible for the award of
          a university medal, in accordance with Academic Board policy and on nomination by
          the Faculty with the recommendation of the Board of Examiners.
2.3       Candidates in the Honours program who achieve a WAM of less than 65% shall be
          awarded the Bachelor of Social Work pass degree.

2.       A weighted average mark shall be calculated and grades of honours will be awarded
for the following weighted average marks:

Marks                                         Class of honours
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80-100                                       1
75-79                                        2/1
70-74                                        2/2

3.1      In awarding honours at graduation, the Faculty will take into account the performance
         of students generally, including the length of time taken to complete the course and
         performance in field education;
3.2      Where students are selected to participate in exchange programs the marks received
         at the other institution will not be calculated for the purposes of weighted average
         marks.
4.1      Where students are selected to participate in exchange programs the marks received
         at the other institution will not be calculated for the purposes of weighted average
         marks.
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                                  Resolutions of the Faculty

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) in the
Faculty of Education and Social Work are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as
follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
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
credit points; and
1.1.2 Human Bioscience and Sports Mechanics; 12 6 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 18 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 36
credit points;
1.2.3 Units of study chosen from the following:
1.2.3.4 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
1.2.3.5 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
1.2.3.6 Second Year 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 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 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, 3400 level, units of study in Education taken from those listed in the Table of
units of study, including specified units, total of 12 6 credit points for non Honours students;
or
1.4.2 Senior, 400 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 for Honours students
1.4.2 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 36 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,
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including specified units, comprising a full year of study, total of 36 credit points for Honours
students.
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                        Amendment of the Resolutions of the Senate

Bachelor of Laws
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Bachelor of Laws in the Faculty of Law are
amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, 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)
1.1.5 Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Laws (BE/LLB)
1.1.6 Bachelor of International and Global Studies/ Bachelor of Laws (BIntGS/LLB)
1.1.7 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws (BSc/LLB)
1.1.8 Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications)/Bachelor of Laws
      (BA(Media&Comm)/LLB
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                                  Resolutions of the Faculty

Bachelor of Laws
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Bachelor of Laws in the Faculty of Law are
amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined,
deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Bachelor of Laws

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 Processes of Justice 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)
2.2.1.5 Bachelor of Economics (BEc)
2.2.1.6 Bachelor of Engineering (BE)
2.2.1.7 Bachelor of International and Global Studies (BIntGStuds), or
2.2.1.8 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 Processes of Justice 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           Units of study                                              Credit points
Combined Law 1 Foundations of Law                                          6
                Legal Research I                                           0
                Torts                                                      6
Combined Law 2 Contracts                                                   6
               Processes of Justice 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

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 International and Global Studies
(BIntGStuds) or Bachelor of Science (BSc), candidates must then complete the following
units of study (except as provided in Clause 2.10);

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

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) 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
               Processes of Justice 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                                         6
               Law
               Introduction to Property and Commercial Law                    6
               Real Property                                                  6
               The Legal Profession                                           6
Graduate Law 3 Elective units of study selected from Part 1 and Part 2        48
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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 Honours in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) may be awarded in two classes: Class I and
Class II.
3.2 To qualify for the award of honours in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) candidates must obtain
the following Weighted Average Mark (WAM) across all Law units, including those taken as
part of the combined award course and any failures:
3.2.1 First class honours are awarded to candidates who obtain a WAM of 75 percent or
higher.
3.2.2 Second class honours are awarded to candidates who obtain a WAM of between 70
percent and 74.9 percent.
3.3 Candidates 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.
3.4 An additional honours year is not required.
[Section 2]
4. Details of units of study
4.1 The compulsory units of study which are to be counted towards the Bachelor of Laws
(LLB) degree are listed in Section 1 of the resolutions.
4.2 The elective units of study are as follows:

Unit of study                                  Pre/corequisite
Part 1
Advanced Administrative Law                    P: Administrative Law
Advanced Constitutional Law                    P: Federal Constitutional Law
Advanced Contracts                             P: Contracts
Advanced Corporate Law                         P: Corporations Law
Advanced Public International Law              P: International Law
Advanced Real Property                         P: Real Property
Advanced Torts                                 P: Torts
Advocacy, Interviewing and Negotiation         C: Evidence
Amicus Litigation Clinic
Anti-Discrimination Law
Aspects of Legal History
Banking and Financial Instruments
Business Taxation                              P: Personal Taxation
Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems
Clinical Environmental Law                     P: Environmental Law
Comparative Commercial Contracts               P: Contracts
Comparative Law
Competition Law
Contemporary Issues in Health Law
Conveyancing                                   P: Real Property
Corporate and Securities Regulation            P: Corporations Law
Death and Inheritance Law
Dispute Resolution
Employment and Industrial Law                  P: Federal Constitutional Law; Contracts
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Environmental Law
External Placement Program
Family Law
Forced Migration: Law and Ethics            P: International Law
Gender and Constitution Making: History and P: Federal Constitutional Law
Practice
High Court of Australia                     P: Federal Constitutional Law
Independent Research Project
Indigenous People and the Law
Intellectual Property
International Commercial Transactions       P: Contracts; International Law
International Human Rights Law              P: International Law
Internet Law
Introduction to Vietnamese Law
Japanese Law
Jessup International Law Moot               P: International Law
Law and Commercial Transactions             P: Contracts; Equity; Real Property
Law at Work                                 P: Employment and Industrial Law
Media Law
Medical Law
Migration Law                               P: Administrative Law
Personal Taxation
Policing Crime and Society                  P: Criminology
Practising in the Public Interest
Private International Law
Product Liability Law                       P: Contracts; Torts
Regulation of Financial Markets             P: Corporations Law; Equity; Administrative
                                            Law
Roman Law
Seminar*
Social Security Law
Sydney Law Review
War Law: Use of Force and                   P: International Law
Humanitarian Law
Part 2
Comparative Constitutionalism
Criminology
Fundamental Principles of the Philosophy P: Federal Constitutional Law
and Sociology of Law
Health Law Jurisprudence
International and Comparative Jurisprudence
Law and Economics
Law and Gender
Law and Sexuality
Law and Social Theory
Law, Communications, Culture and Global
Economies
Law, Ethics and Personhood
Law, Norms and Legitimacy
Legal Geographies                           P: Administrative Law; Federal Constitutional
                                            Law; Real Property
Philosophy of Law
Post Communist Law and Legal Theory
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Sociological Jurisprudence
The Holocaust: Moral Responsibility and the
Rule of Law
Theories of Justice
Theories of Legal Reasoning
* Seminar (Seminar units of study may be offered with the approval of the Pro-Dean
(Teaching Programs) to bring together research interests of staff and students, or to permit a
visiting staff member to teach in their area of expertise.)


4.3.1 Candidates satisfy the compulsory jurisprudence requirement of the Bachelor of Laws
(LLB) degree by completing at least one 6 credit point unit from Part 2.
4.3.2 A unit may be included in Part 2 if a focus on legal theory is the unit's primary
educational goal.
4.3.3 If a focus on the area of law itself is the primary educational goal, the unit should be
placed in Part 1.
5. Enrolment in more/less than minimum load
5.1 Except with the permission of the Dean or Associate Dean (Undergraduate), candidates
may not enrol in more than 24 credit points in a semester.
5.2 Except with the permission of the Dean or Associate Dean (Undergraduate) candidates
may not enrol in less than 18 credit points in a semester.
5.3 A student may not enrol in more than two units of study in any one summer or winter
session.
5.4 Except with the permission of the Dean or Associate Dean (Undergraduate), candidates
may not enrol in a unit of study after the degree requirements of 144 credit points have been
completed.
6. Cross-institutional study
6.1 The Dean or Associate Dean (Undergraduate) may permit candidates to enrol in a unit of
study at another tertiary institution and have that unit of study credited to the requirements of
the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree at the University of Sydney.
6.2 Applications to enrol cross-institutionally as per 6.1 will only be considered if:
6.2.1 the student has already completed 48 credit points towards the Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
degree;
6.2.2 the student is seeking credit towards elective units in Part 1 only. Students are not
permitted to undertake compulsory units of study or elective units that satisfy the Part 2
requirement on a cross-institutional basis;
6.2.3 the content of the unit of study is not taught in any corresponding unit available at the
University of Sydney or the student is unable for good reason to attend a corresponding unit
at the University of Sydney;
6.2.4 the student satisfies the usual progression rules, and the maximum enrolment
requirements;
6.2.5 the student has not exceeded, or will not exceed in any particular application, the
maximum limit of 24 credit points of unspecified credit for all cross-institutional study.
7. Restriction on enrolment
7.1 Restriction on enrolment
7.2 A student may not enrol in any unit of study which overlaps substantially in content with a
unit of study already completed, or, for which credit or exemption has been granted towards
the degree requirements.
7.3 A student may not enrol concurrently in another award course except where a combined
law student is completing the requirements of their Arts, Arts (Media & Communications),
Commerce, Economics, Economic and Social Sciences, International and Global Studies,
Engineering or Science degree.
8. Discontinuation of Enrolment
8.1 A student seeking a total discontinuation of enrolment in a degree must lodge a change
of candidature form with the Faculty of Law by the relevant census date.
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8.2 Students seeking to re-enrol must apply to Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) and be
reselected for admission in competition with other applicants, and will be subject to the
admission criteria of the Faculty at the time.
8.3 Except with the permission of the Dean or Associate Dean (Undergraduate) candidates
may not enrol in a unit of study after the degree requirements of 144 credit points have been
completed. Students wishing to undertake units of study additional to award course
requirements must enrol as a non-award student.
9. Suspension of candidature (Faculty procedures for readmission)
9.1 Candidates must re-enrol each calendar year unless the Dean or Associate Dean
(Undergraduate) has permitted a suspension of candidature.
9.2 A student's candidature lapses if they do not re-enrol after an approved suspension of
candidature, or they do not seek appropriate approval for a leave of absence.
9.3 Students seeking to suspend their candidature must do so by submitting a change of
candidature form to the Faculty by the relevant census date.
9.4 A student whose candidature lapses must re-apply to the Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC) and be reselected for admission in competition with other applicants, and will be
subject to the admission criteria of the Faculty at the time.
9.5.1 Students are entitled to suspend their law candidature for one year.
9.5.2 The Associate Dean (Undergraduate) may permit a further suspension of one year.
9.5.3 However, suspensions exceeding two years in total will not be approved except in
cases of serious illness or misadventure.
9.6 Students will not be permitted to suspend in order to undertake another award course,
unless the student can provide evidence that the award course can be completed within two
years and the student has not previously suspended.
10. Re-enrolment after an absence
10.1 A student wishing to re-enrol after an approved suspension must notify the Faculty in
writing in October of the year preceding enrolment.
11. Satisfactory progress
11.1 The Faculty will require candidates to show good cause why they should be permitted to
re-enrol in the Faculty of Law if they have not made satisfactory progress towards fulfilling
the requirements of the degree.
11.2 Candidates who do not pass at least 24 credit points in any year of enrolment shall not
have made satisfactory progress except when fewer than 24 credit points are required to
complete the degree.
11.3 Candidates who fail a unit of study more than once shall not have made satisfactory
progress.
11.4 Where the Faculty permits the re-enrolment of candidates whose progress has been
unsatisfactory, the Faculty may require the completion of specified units of study or a
specified number of credit points in a specified time.
11.5 Candidates who fail to comply with these conditions shall not have made satisfactory
progress.
11.6 Candidates must complete the requirements for the degree within ten calendar years of
admission to candidature.
12. Time limit
12.1 A time limit of 10 years for completion of the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree applies to
both Graduate and Combined Law students. This time limit is, however, subject to the
Faculty's rules on minimum progression and suspension of candidature.
12.2 Combined Law students should note that the time limit of 10 years also applies to the
completion of all the requirements of their Arts, Arts (Media & Communications), Commerce,
Economics, Economic and Social Sciences, International and Global Studies, Engineering
and Science degrees.
13. Assessment policy
13.1 Candidates are required to attend at least 70 per cent of the scheduled classes in each
unit of study for which they are enrolled.
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13.2 Candidates whose attendance record falls below this level without reasonable excuse
may be precluded by the Dean or Pro-Dean (Teaching Programs) from taking the final
assessment in that unit of study.
13.3 Candidates may be assessed by written and oral examinations, exercises, essays,
class participation, mooting, a supervised research project, or practical work, or any
combination of these as the Faculty may determine.
13.4.1 The Dean or Associate Dean (Undergraduate) may permit further assessment in a
unit of study in cases of special consideration, in accordance with Academic Board policy
governing illness and misadventure, provided that such assessment can be completed within
14 7 days following the
end of the examination period, and no later than that.
13.4.2 Only in exceptional circumstances, and only with the permission of the Dean, will
further assessment be allowed to be undertaken after this 14 day period.
13.4.2 Further assessment refers to any piece of outstanding assessment as defined in
clause 13.3. It does not refer to supplementary assessment following a failed attempt.
13.4.3 Only in exceptional circumstances, and only with the permission of the Dean, will
further assessment be allowed to be undertaken after this 7 day period.
14. Credit transfer policy
14.1 A minimum of 96 credit points must have been studied at the University of Sydney in
order to qualify for the degree.
14.2 Candidates may be granted credit for up to 48 credit points for units of study completed
during a previous candidature in an award course of the University of Sydney or at an
equivalent institution approved by the Faculty.
14.3 Non-specific credit may be granted for up to 24 of these 48 credit points for units of
study not sufficiently related to units of study in Part 1 or Part 2 of the Table of undergraduate
units of study which form part of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, or its equivalent in
another jurisdiction, or which otherwise relate to the study of Law.
14.4 A candidate will not be granted credit toward the degree for any units of study;
14.4.1 for which the result is a Terminating Pass, Conceded Pass or the equivalent;
14.4.2 which were completed more than nine years before admission to candidature for the
degree;
14.4.3 undertaken in the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BAS) degree at the University of
Sydney.
14.5 Candidates will not be granted credit toward the degree for any units of study which
have been relied upon to qualify for another degree or academic qualification except for units
of study which were taken as part of a Combined Law degree program and credited to the
non-law degree component of that program.
14.6 Candidates who have completed a law degree or an equivalent professional legal
qualification from a recognised institution outside Australia may be granted up to 48 credit
points of non-specific credit.
15. Transitional provisions
15.1 All candidates who enrolled first in a Combined Law degree prior to 1 January 2007 will
proceed under the resolutions in place when they commenced the degree, except as
provided below.
15.2 All candidates who first enrolled in a Graduate Law degree prior to 1 January 2008 will
proceed under the resolutions in place when they commenced the degree, except as
provided below.
15.3 All candidates who first enrolled in Combined Law prior to January 1 2007, and who had
completed no more than Foundations of Law, Torts and Legal Research prior to 1 January
2007 (or are given credit for these units of study), will be transferred to these degree
resolutions.
15.4 If they have completed Legal Research, then they will be given credit for Legal
Research II. In the event of any inconsistency between the 2004 resolutions for the Bachelor
of Laws (LLB) degree and these resolutions, these resolutions shall apply.
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15.5 All candidates who first enrolled in Graduate Law prior to January 1 2007 2008, and
who had completed no more than Foundations of Law, Torts and Legal Research prior to 1
January 2007 (or are given credit for these units of study), will be transferred to these degree
resolutions.
15.6 If they have completed Legal Research, then they will be given credit for Legal
Research II. In the event of any inconsistency between the 2004 resolutions for the Bachelor
of Laws (LLB) degree and these resolutions, these resolutions shall apply.
15.7 All students who commenced this degree in 2006 (Combined Law) and 2008 (Graduate
Law) shall complete under these resolutions.
15.8 Notwithstanding the preceding transitional provisions, any candidate who commenced
the degree prior to 1 January 2009 and who has completed less than 24 credit points under
the former 2005 revised degree resolutions, will be automatically transferred to these degree
resolutions and given credit for those units of study.
16. Variation of requirements for the degree
16.1 The Dean may vary these resolutions for a particular candidate in exceptional
circumstances.
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Minor Course Amendment Proposal

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

Contact person: Pam Brass

1.      Name of award course
        Undergraduate and postgraduate courses administered by the Faculty of Agriculture,
        Food and Natural Resources.

2.      Purpose of proposal
        To advise the Undergraduate Studies Committee of the adoption of new units of
        study and changes to titles of existing units of study.

3.      Details of amendment
        The following units of study have been approved for introduction in 2009:
           • ENVX2001 Biometry
           • ENVX3001 Environmental GIS
           • ENVX3002 Statistics for the Natural Sciences
           • ENVX3003 Environmental Remote Sensing
           • ENVX4003 Environmetrics
           • SOIL3011 Soil, Landscapes and Landuses of New Zealand

              The following units have new titles:
              • AFNR5305 Integrated Pest Management
              • AGCH3025 Chemistry and Biochemistry of Foods
              • AGCH3026 Food Biotechnology
              • ENTO2001 Agricultural Entomology
              • ENTO4003 Integrated Pest Management

4.      Transitional arrangements
        These units of study will be available to students who are currently enrolled. No
        transitional arrangements are required.

5.      Other relevant information
        Subject to prerequisite rules, these units of study are to be available to students in
        other faculties permitted to undertake electives from the Faculty of Agriculture, Food
        and Natural Resources.

6.      Signature of Dean
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Minor Course Amendment Proposal

Faculty/Board of Studies: Faculty of Economics and Business

Contact person: Assoc Prof Carole Comerton-Forde

1.      Name of award course
        All undergraduate award courses administered by the Faculty of Economics and
        Business.

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

3.      Details of amendment
        The following units of study have been approved for introduction in 2009:
                 ECMT2640 Operations Management
                 ECMT3640Project Planning and Management
                 WORK2223 Work and Globalisation
                 WORK2222 Leadership in Organisations
                 ECOS3016 Health Economics
                 ECOS3017 Experimental & Behavioural Economics

4.      Transitional arrangements
        These units of study will be available to students who are currently enrolled. No
        transitional arrangements are required.

5.      Other relevant information
        Subject to prerequisite rules, these units of study are to be available to students in
        other faculties permitted to undertake electives from the Faculty of Economics and
        Business.

6.      Signature of Dean
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Minor Course Amendment Proposal

Faculty/Board of Studies: Engineering and Information Technologies

Contact person: Annette Alexander, Faculty Secretary

1.      Name of award course
        Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering combined degrees.

        The minor amendments effect only those streams run by
        a) School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
        b) School of Electrical and Information Engineering
        c) School of Information Technology
        d) Flexible First Year Program.
        e) Advanced Engineering

2.      Purpose of proposal/ Details of Units Changed
        These changes to units of study have been implemented to adjust the Engineering
        program in the following areas,
        a)    Deletions of 3 cp elective units from the AMME programs and replacement
              with 6 cp unit modules. This results in all AMME units being of a 6 cp
              structure.

                  i) Delete
                          AERO4296 Rotary Wing Aircraft                            3 CP
                          MECH4621 Industrial Ergonomics                           3 CP
                          AMME4970 Tissue Engineering                              3 CP
                          MECH4901 Orthopaedic Engineering                                 3 CP
                  ii) Add
                          AERO4206 Rotary Wing Aircraft                            6 CP
                          MECH4622 Industrial Ergonomics                           6 CP
                          AMME4990 Biomedical Product Development                          6 CP
                          MECH4904 Orthopaedic and Surgical Engineering            6 CP

        b)     i) Change of semesters or change of name for
                  ELEC2103 Simulation and Numerical Solutions in Engineering: S1 to S2
                  ELEC3203 Power Transmission Systems: S1 to S2
              ii) Change of Name for the following units in order to clarify the purpose, content
              and outcomes of the units.
                  ELEC1103 Foundations of Electronic Engineering to
                  Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
                  ELEC2104 Electronic Devices and Basic Circuits to
                  Electronic Devices and Circuits
                  ELEC3203 Power Transmission Systems to
                  Electricity Networks
                  ELEC3204 Power Electronics and Drives to
                  Power Electronics and Applications
                  ELEC5204 Power Systems to
                  Power Systems Analysis and Protection

              iii) Deletion of units to remove duplication of material in other units.
                   ELEC3205 Electrical Energy Systems and Management
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              iv) Addition of unit to introduce relevant material not otherwise covered in the EIE
              streams
                  This will require amendments to the EIE stream tables but does not change the
                  basic requirements for completion of the streams.
                      ELEC3206 Electrical Energy Conversion Systems (S 1)

        c) Change of syllabus for
              INFO2120 Database Systems 1
              INFO3404 Database Systems 2
              and INFO3402 Management of IT projects and systems.
              INF01903 Informatics (Adv)

                  Minor syllabus changes to reflect changing emphasis in IT program.

         d) Change of syllabus for
              ENGG1801 Engineering Computing
              ENGG1802 Engineering Mechanics

                  This allows the Flexible First Year program to be better aligned with the
                  assumed knowledge and pre-requisite requirements of the follow-on stream
                  programs offered with the various schools.

        e)        ENGG delete
                  ENGG4005 Industrial & Engineering Management Adv                               4CP

                  replace with
                  ENGG4006 Advanced Professional Engineering Management & Practice
                  6CP

3.      Details of amendment
        Full details of the changes to Faculty Stream Tables and the UoS descriptors for
        these      proposals    are   available  on   the    Engineering  web     portal
        http://info.eng.usyd.edu.au/CUS/

4.      Transitional arrangements
        Students who are currently enrolled will not be effected by these changes as the new
        units are available to them as replacements for the deleted units.

6.      Signature of Dean
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Minor Course Amendment Proposal

Faculty/Board of Studies: Engineering and Information Technologies

Contact person: Annette Alexander, Faculty Secretary

Faculty Approval for Minor changes to units for study for 2009.

The following minor changes to units of study for 2009 have now been approved by the
Faculty of Engineering and IT Board.

The new Pass/Honours Thesis units were considered at the May Academic Board
[Undergraduate Studies Committee- Amy] meeting but changes were requested to use a
consistent naming system. This has now been taken into account.

The new thesis units would thus be renamed as

AMME 4111 Honours Thesis A                     AMME 4112 Honours Thesis B
AMME 4121 Engineering Project A                AMME 4122 Engineering Project B

CHNG4811 Honours Thesis A                      CHNG4812 Honours Thesis B
CHNG4813 Engineering Project A                 CHNG4813 Engineering Project B

CIVL 4022 Honours Thesis A                     CIVL 4023 Honours Thesis B
CIVL 4024 Engineering Project A                CIVL 4025 Engineering Project B

ELEC 4012 Honours Thesis A                     ELEC 4013 Honours Thesis B
ELEC 4010 Engineering Project A                ELEC 4011 Engineering Project B

All units are 6 cp and are coupled so that thesis or project is run over a full year.

As well there are minor change request for several Civil Engineering units which did not
make it on the agenda for the May faculty meeting.

CIVL2611 Fluid Mechanics: Inviscid Flow
minor name change and syllabus revision.

CIVL3612 Environmental and Fluids Engineering: Viscous Flow
Minor name change and syllabus review.

CIVL3613 Ocean and Coastal Engineering
New elective unit for Civil Engineering streams.

The detailed course descriptions for these units of study are available on the Faculty
Information Portal, http://info.eng.usyd.edu.au/CUS/

Doug Auld
Associate Dean Undergraduate
Chair of the undergraduate studies committee.
                                                       Approved


                                                       Gregory Hancock
                                                       Dean, Engineering and IT
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Minor Course Amendment Proposal

Faculty/Board of Studies: Health Sciences

Contact person: Professor Anita Bundy

1.      Name of award course
        Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Pass
        Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Honours

2.      Purpose of proposal
        It is proposed to modify current OT undergraduate programs in order to fulfil
        University initiative to standardise all units of study to six credit points.

        To standardise all OT units to six credit points, the majority of units of study require
        the content to be re-allocated to new units of study. Despite this re-allocation, the
        current overall progression through the four years is retained, including sequencing
        and placement of professional practice, as well as the requirements for professional
        accreditation. Finally, this re-allocation of content also provides an opportunity to
        more explicitly incorporate a focus on graduate attributes (including research) and
        opportunities for inter-professional learning, indigenous, and international
        experiences.

3.      Details of amendment
        Amendments required to the Faculty Handbook are specified in section 5 and will
        come into effect commencing 2009. No additional changes are required to Senate or
        Faculty Resolutions as the current admission and progression requirements will
        remain unchanged.

4.      Transitional arrangements
        The 2008 cohort of first year students will continue to progress through the current
        course for two years. Plans are underway to transition this cohort into the third year
        of the proposed curriculum (in 2010) as the content and progression are very similar
        between the current and proposed curriculum at this juncture in the program. Thus,
        these students would undertake the first two years of the current curriculum and the
        last two years of the proposed curriculum.

         Admission      2009             2010               2011                 2012
         2006           Current Year 4
         2007           Current Year 3Current Year 4
         2008           Current Year 2Proposed Year         Proposed Year
                                      3                     4
         2009           Proposed Year Proposed Year         Proposed Year Year    4               -
                        1             2                     3             Proposed

5.      Other relevant information
        Current and proposed curriculum progression (see attached).

6.      Signature of Dean or delegate
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Minor Course Amendment Proposal

Faculty/Board of Studies: Health Sciences

Contact person: Ms Vicki Williams, Course Coordinator

1.      Name of award course
        Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Pass
        Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Honours

2.      Purpose of proposal
        It is proposed to modify current physiotherapy undergraduate programs to comply
        with the University’s initiative to convert all units of study to six credit points.

        In order to fully align the units of study, modification of the credit point values and
        thereby internal content of each unit of study has been reorganised.

        The current overall progression through the four years is retained, including
        sequencing and placement of professional practice.

3.      Details of amendment
        No changes will be required to Senate or Faculty Resolutions.

4.      Transitional arrangements
        Students who are currently enrolled in the pass and honours courses will continue to
        progress through the courses. In the event that students have not completed units of
        study that have been phased out, students will attend relevant classes in the revised
        course.

        These students will be provided with teaching material and assessment approaches
        that will reflect the number of credit points to their relevant course code. This will
        enable the students to progress in a timely manner.

                        Commencement of proposed 6 credit point program
         Year    of     2009          2010              2011                     2012
         Admission
         2006           Current Year 4
         2007           Current Year 3   Current Year 4
         2008           Current Year 2   Current Year 3 Current Year 4
         2009           Proposed Year    Proposed Year Proposed Year Proposed Year
                        1                2              3              4-

5.      Other relevant information
        Proposed curriculum progression (see attached).

6.      Signature of Dean or delegate
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Minor Course Amendment Proposal

Faculty/Board of Studies:             Faculty of Health Sciences,
                                      Discipline of Exercise & Sport Science

Contact person:                       Ms. Jane Gamble

1.      Name of award course
        Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sport Science)/Bachelor of Science
        (Nutrition)

2.      Purpose of proposal
        The proposed changes relate to the first 3½ years of the combined program and will:
          Bring all Faculty of Health Science units within the program to 6 credit points
          Maximise the use of common units of study provided by the Faculty of Health
           Sciences and the Discipline of Biomedical Sciences.
          Allow greater flexibility for students because of larger numbers of common units
           as well as a number of these units being offered in both semesters due to
           economies of scale.
          Allow all Science units to remain the same.

3.      Details of amendment
        See details attached

4.      Transitional arrangements
        Students who are currently enrolled in the existing courses will continue to progress
        through the course. In the event that students have not completed units of study that
        have been phased out, students will attend relevant lectures/practicals/tutorials in the
        new units. These students will be provided with teaching materials and assessment
        approaches that will reflect the number of credit points in the old course.

5.      Other relevant information
        These amendments have been endorsed by the Faculty of Science (see email
        attached).

6.      Signature of Dean or delegate



        …………………………………………….
        Dr Steve Cumming
        Associate Director, Learning & Teaching
         & Associate Dean
        Faculty of Health Sciences

        Date:
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        Combined Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) / Bachelor
        of Science (Nutrition)
                                     Minor Course Change
Faculty of Health Sciences

Pro Forma –Faculty Senior Executive and Faculty Learning & Teaching Executive
Consideration of New Courses

Approval in Principle

Relationship with Goals of Faculty Plan
a)    When is it proposed to introduce the program
      2009

b)    Indicate how the proposed course is compatible with goals and directions of the Faculty
      (as set out in the Faculty Strategic Plan).

      The proposed changes for the first 3 ½ years only of this combined program will:
      •    Bring all Faculty of Health Science units within the program to 6 credit points
      •    Maximise the use of common units of study provided by the Faculty of Health
           Sciences and the Discipline of Biomedical Sciences.
      •    Allow greater flexibility for students because of larger numbers of common units
           as well as a number of these units being offered in both semesters due to
           economies of scale.
      •    Allow all Science units to remain the same.

Content and Purpose
      This has not changed from the current program.

General Infrastructure
a)    What facilities, staff and equipment (including library, computer and communications
      resources) are available, i.e. what are the strengths of the department/school relevant
      to this proposal? It is not necessary to provide detailed information on the qualifications
      of individual staff members.
      This has not changed from the current program.

b)    To what extent will the course utilise existing units of study?
      All changed units of study (see Attachment) in this proposal are either:
        • Proposed new 6 credit point units of study taught that are essentially
            combinations of existing 3 credit point units taught by the Faculty of Health
            Sciences or the Discipline of Biomedical Sciences.
        • Minor modifications to existing units.
        • Movement of a 3 credit point maths unit (MATH 1011 Lifesciences Calculus) from
            Year 4, Semester 1 to Year 3, Semester 1.

c)    What facilities, staff and equipment (including library, computer and communications
      resources) will be needed?
      This has not changed from the current undergraduate program.

d)    Is there any requirement for an interdepartmental or inter faculty committee and if so
      what arrangements have been/ will be made?
      Current arrangements with the Faculty of Science will continue.
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e)    Is the course to be offered in off-shore mode and/or by distance education? If so what
      processes are in place to guarantee:
      1. the quality of academic staffing;
      2. available resources for teaching; and
      3. provision for adequate – curriculum delivery, assessment and authentication of
          student work.
      The course will only be offered on campus.

Consultation
a)    What processes of consultation within the School and with other Schools have taken
      place?
      Within the Discipline of Exercise and Sport Science:
      •     Discussion of draft proposals at two staff meetings
      •     Email circulations of proposals with invitations for comments.
      •     Discussions with individual staff members.

      External to the Discipline:
      •    Various meetings with the Head, Acting Head and relevant teaching staff of the
           Discipline of Biomedical Sciences
      •    Meetings with Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching), Sub Dean (Curriculum
           Review & Development), including one with representatives from other Faculty
           Disciplines and Biomedical Sciences.
      •    The Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) had undertaken to discuss these
           changes with the Faculty of Science.

b)    What consultations have occurred with external professional or community groups?
      There has been no consultation external to the University. However, Dr Jacquelene
      Raymond is a member of the AAESS Accreditation Advisory Committee, and has
      provided extensive comments on the course in relation to AAESS accreditation
      requirements.

Transitional Arrangements
Students who are currently enrolled in the existing courses will continue to progress through
the course. In the event that students have not completed units of study that have been
phased out, students will attend relevant lectures/practicals/tutorials in the new units. These
students will be provided with teaching materials and assessment approaches that will reflect
the number of credit points in the old course.
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Minor Course Amendment Proposal

Faculty/Board of Studies: Faculty of Pharmacy

Contact person: Dr Jane Hanrahan, Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)

1.      Name of award course
        Bachelor of Pharmacy

2.      Purpose of proposal
        Proposed changes to the second year Bachelor of Pharmacy units of study of the
        new curriculum to commence in first semester, 2009.

3.      Details of amendment
        In 2006, in consultation with the profession the Faculty of Pharmacy conducted a
        substantial review of the Bachelor of Pharmacy curriculum. Year one of the new
        curriculum commenced in 2008, and year two will commence in 2009.

        The new units of study will be:
        Semester 1:
        - PHAR281A – Drug Discovery and Design A (6 credit points)
        - PHAR281B – Microbiology and Infection (6 credit points)
        - PHAR281C – Therapeutic Principles (6 credit points)

        Semester 2:
        - PHAR282A – Drug Discovery and Design B (6 credit points)
        - PHAR282B – Pharmacy Practice (6 credit points)
        - PHAR282C – Formulation and Dispensing (6 credit points)

4.      Transitional arrangements
        Existing Units of Study will remain available to current students who have a non-
        standard progression for 2 years after the last official enrolment in those UoS.

5.      Other relevant information
        The major changes in year 2 will be:
        - Integration of maths and statistics from year 1 into units of study across years 1, 2
           and 3 where the applications will be immediately apparent to the students.
        - Integration of biochemistry and medicinal chemistry into a unit of study that
           focuses on the biologically relevant macromolecules
        - Introduction of the Therapeutic Principles unit of study which will provide the
           foundations for future clinically-based units of study
        - Movement of the year 3 Physical Pharmaceutics unit of study to year 2 and
           inclusion of some practicals on compounding in this unit of study

6.      Signature of Dean



        Professor Iqbal Ramzan
        Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy
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                                                                             APPENDIX E
                                                                                      Page E1
                                                                   AGENDA ITEM 11
                                           Report of the Graduate Studies Committee

11.2 Report of the Graduate Studies Committee meeting held on 18 June 2008
The Committee met on 18 June 2008 when there were present: The Chair (Associate
Professor P McCallum) presiding, Professor B Sutton, Associate Professors B Buckley, M
Collins, D Dragovich, A Mitchell and J Shields, Drs J Clegg, L Hossain, and Ms C Black, Ms
J Gamble, Ms J Nicholls, Mr C Riley and Mr B Shelton. Dr K Beilharz, Ms A Alexander, Mr
M Hesse, Ms M Kemmis and Mr E van Wijk were in attendance.

11.2.1 Proposals for new and amended postgraduate courses
       11.2.1.1 Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
                (1) Master of Architectural History and Theory, Graduate Diploma in
                    Architectural History and Theory and Graduate Certificate in
                    Architectural History and Theory                            pages E12-E15
                    This embedded sequence of award courses was created in 2008 to
                    reinvigorate a dormant program in Architectural History, Theory and
                    Criticism. It attracted just one applicant in 2008. The Faculty has
                    formed the view that however desirable it may be to have a course of
                    this nature, it is not viable.

                      The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
                      website at:
                      http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
                      as.shtml

                      Recommendation
                      That the Academic Board:
                      (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Architecture, Design
                              and Planning to delete the Master of Architectural History and
                              Theory, Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and Theory
                              and Graduate Certificate in Architectural History and Theory,
                      (2)     recommend that Senate:
                              (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
                              (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
                                     relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
                                     Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning; and
                              (c)    approve the rescission of Resolutions of Senate relating
                                     to the courses; and
                      (3)     approve the rescission of the Faculty Resolutions relating to the
                              courses;
                      with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.

                (2)   Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts, Master of
                      Interaction Design and Electronic Arts (Honours), Graduate
                      Diploma in Interaction Design and Electronic Arts and Graduate
                      Certificate in Interaction Design and Electronic Artssupplementary agenda

       11.2.1.2 Faculty of Arts: Master of Letters in US Studies                pages E26-E32
                During the process of developing the proposal for the new postgraduate
                program in US Studies in March 2007, it was decided that an advanced
                option should also be developed. However, it was decided at the time to
                submit a separate course proposal for this. Therefore the purpose of this
                proposal is to introduce a merit-based advanced component to the new
                postgraduate program in United States Studies which will be known as
                Master of Letters in US Studies. The MLitt program will provide students
                with the opportunity to take a third semester to further develop their
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                 expertise in US Studies. In order to provide maximum benefit to students
                 enrolling in this third semester, three choices will be made available: a
                 treatise; an internship; or additional units taken at the University of Sydney
                 and/or a US university through a postgraduate exchange or semester
                 abroad program. Through the exchange or semester abroad program in
                 particular, key strategic relations with US universities will be strengthened
                 or, in some cases, established. Such universities will include: Georgetown,
                 Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, and the University of Texas.

                 The proposal was considered at the May meeting of the Graduate Studies
                 Committee and was referred back to the Faculty for further revision (see
                 pages 13 to 14 of the minutes in this agenda for details). The Faculty has
                 now submitted an amended proposal.

                 The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee website
                 at:
                 http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agendas.sht
                 ml

                 Recommendation
                 That the Academic Board:
                 (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Arts to introduce the Master
                         of Letters in US Studies
                 (2)     recommend that Senate:
                         (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
                         (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate relating
                                 to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of
                                 Arts; and
                         (c)     approve the introduction of Resolutions of Senate relating to
                                 the course; and
                 (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
                 with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.

        11.2.1.3 Faculty of Economics and Business
                 (1) Master of Business and Graduate Diploma in Business        pages E34-E38
                     The purpose of this proposal is to discontinue the current Master of
                     Business and Graduate Diploma programs as a result of a Faculty
                     review of program offerings. In 2009, the Faculty of Economic and
                     Business will introduce the Master of Management and as such
                     teaching resources have been reallocated accordingly.

                        The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
                        website at:
                        http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
                        as.shtml

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board:
                        (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of Economics and
                               Business to delete the Master of Business and Graduate
                               Diploma in Business,
                        (2)    recommend that Senate:
                               (a)   endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
                               (b)   approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
                                     relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
                                     Faculty of Economics and Business; and
                               (c)   approve the rescission of Resolutions of Senate relating
                                     to the courses; and
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                        (3)     approve the rescission of the Faculty Resolutions relating to the
                                courses;
                        with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.

                 (2)    Master of Business Information Systems             pages E34-E35, E39-E40
                        The purpose of this proposal is to discontinue the current Master of
                        Business Information Systems degree as a result of a Faculty review of
                        program offerings.      Due to low enrolment numbers since its
                        introduction in 2006, the decision has been made to discontinue the
                        Master of Business Information Systems.

                        The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
                        website at:
                        http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
                        as.shtml

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board:
                        (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Economics and
                                Business to delete the Master of Business Information
                                Systems,
                        (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
                                (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
                                       relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
                                       Faculty of Economics and Business; and
                                (c)    approve the rescission of Resolutions of Senate relating
                                       to the course; and
                        (3)     approve the rescission of the Faculty Resolutions relating to the
                                course;
                        with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.

        11.2.1.4 Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
                 (1) Master of Professional Engineering                         pages E41-E49
                     The purpose of this proposal is to introduce a new award course, the
                     Master of Professional Engineering or MPE degree for new students
                     and also to provide a transition pathway for existing Master of
                     Engineering students to transfer to the MPE in 2009.

                        The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
                        website at:
                        http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
                        as.shtml

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board:
                        (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of Engineering and
                               Information Technologies to introduce the Master of
                               Professional Engineering,
                        (2)    recommend that Senate:
                               (a)   endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
                               (b)   approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
                                     relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
                                     Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies;
                                     and
                               (c)   approve the introduction of Resolutions of Senate
                                     relating to the course; and
                        (3)    approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
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                        with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.

                 (2)    Master of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering)               pages E50-E53
                        The purpose of this proposal is to introduce a new award course, the
                        Master of Engineering (Biomedical). The course is designed to meet
                        the needs of the Australian and overseas biomedical industry by
                        producing graduates with the strongest possible technical skills in
                        areas of relevance to the rapidly growing local and global biomedical
                        industry.

                        The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
                        website at:
                        http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
                        as.shtml

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board:
                        (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Engineering and
                                Information Technologies to amend the Master of Engineering
                                to introduce the Biomedical Engineering stream,
                        (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
                                (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
                                        relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
                                        Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
                                        and the Master of Engineering; and
                        (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
                        with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.

        11.2.1.5 Faculty of Health Sciences
                 (1) Master of Health Science                                    pages E54-E60
                     The Master of Health Science (Physiotherapy) is proposed to subsume
                     the seven specialist post-graduate masters courses offered by the
                     Discipline of Physiotherapy. These courses are Master of Health
                     Science (Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy), Master of Health Science
                     (Sports Physiotherapy), Master of Health Science (Manipulative
                     Physiotherapy),    Master    of   Health   Science     (Manipulative
                     Physiotherapy),    Master    of   Health    Science    (Neurological
                     Physiotherapy), Master of Health Science (Paediatric Physiotherapy)
                     and Master of Health Science (Physiotherapy). In the new course, a
                     Generic stream and a Combined Sports and Manipulative
                     Physiotherapy stream will no longer be offered. Also, all Honours
                     programs will be deleted.

                        The Faculty also intends to delete the current Master of Health
                        Sciences (Speech Language Pathology) based on a review undertaken
                        by the Faculty of Health Sciences and the 2008 introduction of a
                        generic Master of Health Science and Graduate Certificate. In this
                        proposal it is suggested that Speech Language Pathology be included
                        as a specialist stream. This is in line with the rationalisation and
                        consolidation of programme offerings within the Faculty.

                        The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
                        website at:
                        http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
                        as.shtml

                        Recommendation
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                        That the Academic Board:
                        (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Health Sciences to
                                amend the Physiotherapy stream and delete the streams of
                                Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy, Manipulative Physiotherapy,
                                Neurological Physiotherapy, Paediatric Physiotherapy, Sports
                                Physiotherapy,         Sports        Physiotherapy/Manipulative
                                Physiotherapy and Speech-Language Pathology from the
                                Master of Health Science
                        (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
                                (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
                                       relating to the Masters Degrees in the Faculty of Health
                                       Sciences; and
                        (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
                        with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.

                 (2)    Master of Health Sciences                                     pages E54-E65
                        This proposal will introduce a new stream in the Graduate Certificate of
                        Health Sciences, Graduate Diploma of Health Sciences (exit only),
                        Master of Health Sciences, Master of Health Sciences Honours.
                        Existing streams include Occupational Therapy, Indigenous Health,
                        Gerontology and Orthoptics. The healthcare environment has changed
                        dramatically in recent years and the health sector needs people with
                        generic skills who can adapt to this changing sector. These existing
                        courses will allow students who have a background in the health
                        professions and/or relevant disciplines to develop discipline or cross
                        discipline based knowledge and research skills so they can critically
                        evaluate and integrate evidence based practice into their work across a
                        range of health disciplines. The new stream will provide speech
                        pathology graduates with the opportunity to extend their undergraduate
                        education by providing them with flexible pathways (streams) for
                        professional development. The opportunity for choice of units of study
                        provides students with flexibility and enables them to select subjects
                        relevant to their professional development needs, thus equipping
                        students with the knowledge, understanding and expertise to work
                        within the contemporary health care sector.

                        The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
                        website at:
                        http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
                        as.shtml

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board:
                        (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Health Sciences to
                                amend the Master of Health Sciences to introduce the stream of
                                Speech and Language Pathology
                        (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
                                (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
                                       relating to the Masters Degrees in the Faculty of Health
                                       Sciences; and
                        (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
                        with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.

        11.2.1.6 Faculty of Medicine: Master of Medicine (Refractive Surgery) and
                 Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Refractive Surgery)       pages E95-E107
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                 This proposal aims to introduce a new graduate diploma and masters
                 degree in refractive surgery for local and international medical graduates. It
                 will be the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere and aims to address a
                 gap in the postgraduate training of ophthalmologists in the area of refractive
                 surgery. The diploma and degree will have appeal to Australian, New
                 Zealand and overseas ophthalmologists and should eventually become a
                 prerequisite to practicing refractive surgery in Australia and New Zealand as
                 it has been in the United Kingdom.

                 The proposal was considered at the May meeting of the Graduate Studies
                 Committee and was approved subject to amended admissions resolutions
                 being received and circulated (see pages 18 to 19 of the minutes in this
                 agenda for details). The Faculty has now provided amended resolutions.

                 The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee website
                 at:
                 http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agendas.sht
                 ml

                 Recommendation
                 That the Academic Board:
                 (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Medicine to introduce the
                         Master of Medicine (Refractive Surgery) and Graduate Diploma in
                         Medicine (Refractive Surgery),
                 (2)     recommend that Senate:
                         (a)    endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
                         (b)    approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate relating
                                to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of
                                Medicine; and
                         (c)    approve the introduction of Resolutions of Senate relating to
                                the course; and
                 (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
                 with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.

        11.2.1.7 Faculty of Science
                 (1) Master of Photonics and Optical Science and Graduate Diploma in
                     Photonics and Optical Science                              pages E108-E114
                     The purpose of this proposal is to introduce a new award course, the
                     Master of Photonics and Optical Science. The course is intended to
                     provide advanced training to ICT professionals in engineering and
                     science by providing a broad yet high level training program in optics
                     and photonics and their application within the communications, medical
                     science and scientific instrumentation industries. The course will also
                     serve as an entry point for those wishing to pursue a doctorate in
                     optical and photonic sciences.

                        The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
                        website at:
                        http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
                        as.shtml

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board:
                        (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of Science to introduce
                               the Master of Photonics and Optical Science and Graduate
                               Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science,
                        (2)    recommend that Senate:
                               (a)   endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
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                               (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
                                       relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
                                       Faculty of Science; and
                                (c)    approve the introduction of Resolutions of Senate
                                       relating to the course; and
                        (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
                        with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.

                 (2)    Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive
                        Psychology)                                  pages E108-E110, E115-E129
                        The purpose of this proposal is to introduce a new stream in the
                        Graduate Certificate in Applied Science, in Applied Positive
                        Psychology. This course is designed to meet the growing interest from
                        local and international students in the psychology of well-being and
                        positive psychology.

                        The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
                        website at:
                        http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
                        as.shtml

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board:
                        (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Science to introduce
                                the Applied Positive Psychology stream in the Graduate
                                Certificate in Applied Science;
                        (2)     recommend that Senate:
                                (a)     endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal;
                                (b)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate
                                        relating to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the
                                        Faculty of Science and the Graduate Certificate in
                                        Applied Science; and
                        (3)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the course;
                        with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.

11.2.2 Reports from Faculties
       11.2.2.1 Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
                (1) Master of Design Science                                   pages E16-E19
                    The Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning is proposing to
                    amend the Master of Design Science to make the Facilities
                    Management Stream a secondary stream and to embed the honours
                    component of the degree into the overall degree structure.

                        The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
                        website at:
                        http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
                        as.shtml

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board:
                        (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Architecture, Design
                                and Planning to amend the Facilities Management stream and
                                the honours requirements for the Master of Design Science,
                                and
                        (2)     approve the requirements for the honours degree,
                        with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.
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                 (2)    Master of Facilities Management, Master of Heritage Conservation
                        and Master of Urban Design                                 pages E20-E25
                        The Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning is proposing to
                        amend the Master of Facilities Management, the Master of Heritage
                        Conservation and the Master of Urban Design to embed the honours
                        component of the degree into the overall degree structure.

                        The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
                        website at:
                        http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
                        as.shtml

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board:
                        (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Architecture, Design
                                and Planning to amend the honours requirements for the
                                Master of Facilities Management, Master of Heritage
                                Conservation and Master of Urban Design, and
                        (2)     approve the requirements for the honours degrees,
                        with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.

                 (3)    Master of Design Science, Master of Facilities Management,
                        Master of Heritage Conservation, Master of Housing Studies,
                        Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts, Master of Urban
                        Design and Master of Urban and Regional Planning           supp. agenda

        11.2.2.2 Faculty of Arts: Master of Public Policy, Graduate Diploma in Public
                 Policy and Graduate Certificate in Public Policy                           page E33
                 The Faculty of Arts is intending to amend the Faculty Resolutions for the
                 Master of Public Policy, Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Graduate
                 Certificate in Public Policy to introduce one compulsory core unit and one
                 core unit from a pool of core units. Currently students must complete a
                 minimum of three ‘core’ units for a Master/Graduate Diploma in Public Policy
                 and two ‘core’ units for the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy from a pool
                 of core units.

                 Recommendation
                 That the Academic Board:
                 (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Arts to amend the selection
                         of core units of study for the Master of Public Policy, Graduate
                         Diploma in Public Policy and Graduate Certificate in Public Policy,
                         and
                 (2)     approve the requirements for the pass degree, honours degree,
                         graduate diploma and graduate certificate
                 with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.

        11.2.2.3 Faculty of Law
                 (1) Master of Administrative Law and Policy, Master of Criminology,
                     Master of Environmental Law, Master of Environmental Science
                     and Law, Master of Health Law, Master of International Business
                     and Law, Master of International Law, Master of International
                     Taxation, Master of Labour Law and Relations, Master of Taxation,
                     Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law, Graduate Diploma in
                     Corporate, Securities and Finance Law, Graduate Diploma in
                     Criminology, Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law, Graduate
                     Diploma in Health Law, Graduate Diploma in International Law,
                     Graduate Diploma in International Business Law, Graduate
                     Diploma in Public Health Law and Graduate Diploma in Taxation
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                                                                                 pages E66-E94
                        The Faculty of Law has approved a number of minor amendments to
                        these courses, and the related Faculty resolutions, arising from
                        amendments to various units of study.

                        The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
                        website at:
                        http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
                        as.shtml

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board:
                        (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Law to amend the
                                units of study in the Master of Administrative Law and Policy,
                                Master of Criminology, Master of Environmental Law, Master of
                                Environmental Science and Law, Master of Health Law, Master
                                of International Business and Law, Master of International Law,
                                Master of International Taxation, Master of Labour Law and
                                Relations, Master of Taxation, Graduate Diploma in Commercial
                                Law, Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities and Finance
                                Law, Graduate Diploma in Criminology, Graduate Diploma in
                                Environmental Law, Graduate Diploma in Health Law, Graduate
                                Diploma in International Law, Graduate Diploma in International
                                Business Law, Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law and
                                Graduate Diploma in Taxation; and
                        (2)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the courses;
                        with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.

                 (2)    Master of Administrative Law and Policy, Master of Asian and
                        Pacific Legal Systems, Master of Business Law, Master of
                        Criminology, Master of Environmental Law, Master of Health Law,
                        Master of International Law, Master of International Taxation,
                        Master of Jurisprudence, Master of Labour Law and Relations,
                        Master of Laws, Master of Taxation, Graduate Diploma in
                        Commercial Law, Graduate Diploma in Corporate Securities and
                        Finance Law, Graduate Diploma in Criminology, Graduate
                        Diploma in Environmental Law, Graduate Diploma in Health Law,
                        Graduate Diploma in International Business Law, Graduate
                        Diploma in International Law, Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence,
                        Graduate Diploma in Law, Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law
                        and Graduate Diploma in Taxation: Amendment of assessment
                        procedures                                                  pages E66-E94
                        The Faculty of Law is seeking to amend the assessment procedures
                        for the above courses, and in particular to amend the delegation of
                        some rights to waive attendance at classes from its Postgraduate
                        Coursework Committee to the relevant postgraduate course co-
                        ordinator. The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies
                        Committee website at:
                        http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
                        as.shtml

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board:
                        (1)    approve the proposal from the Faculty of Law to amend the
                               assessment procedures for the Master of Administrative Law
                               and Policy, Master of Asian and Pacific Legal Systems, Master
                               of Business Law, Master of Criminology, Master of
                               Environmental Law, Master of Health Law, Master of
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                                International Law, Master of International Taxation, Master of
                                Jurisprudence, Master of Labour Law and Relations, Master of
                                Laws, Master of Taxation, Graduate Diploma in Commercial
                                Law, Graduate Diploma in Corporate Securities and Finance
                                Law, Graduate Diploma in Criminology, Graduate Diploma in
                                Environmental Law, Graduate Diploma in Health Law, Graduate
                                Diploma in International Business Law, Graduate Diploma in
                                International Law, Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence,
                                Graduate Diploma in Law, Graduate Diploma in Public Health
                                Law and Graduate Diploma in Taxation; and
                        (2)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the courses;
                        with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.

                 (3)    Master of Administrative Law and Policy, Master of Asian and
                        Pacific Legal Systems, Master of Criminology, Master of
                        Environmental Law, Master of Health Law, Master of International
                        Taxation, Master of Jurisprudence, Master of Labour Law and
                        Relations, Master of Laws and Master of Taxation: Deletion of
                        honours                                                      pages E66-E94
                        The Faculty of Law determined to only award the above courses as
                        pass degrees in 1999. The decision was implemented with a ten-year
                        transition period. This period expires at the end of 2008 and the
                        Faculty is now seeking to formalise the removal of award with honours
                        from the above programs.

                        The full proposal is available on the Graduate Studies Committee
                        website at:
                        http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/grad_studies/grad_studies_agend
                        as.shtml

                        Recommendation
                        That the Academic Board:
                        (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Law to delete the
                                award of the degree with honours in the Master of
                                Administrative Law and Policy, Master of Asian and Pacific
                                Legal Systems, Master of Criminology, Master of Environmental
                                Law, Master of Health Law, Master of International Taxation,
                                Master of Jurisprudence, Master of Labour Law and Relations,
                                Master of Laws and Master of Taxation; and
                        (2)     approve the faculty requirements relating to the courses;
                        with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report presented.

        11.2.2.4 Sydney College of the Arts: Postgraduate courses                      pages E130-E137
                 The Sydney College of the Arts is requesting that the Academic Board
                 amend the policy “Postgraduate English Language Requirements” to insert
                 the following definition of “satisfactory record in tertiary studies” with respect
                 to its postgraduate courses:

                 Applicants must present evidence of one-year full-time university study in
                 which the language of the institution was English, and the language of
                 instruction, examination and assessment was English. To be “satisfactory”
                 the applicant must have a pass average if this qualification was not used to
                 gain admission. The study must have been undertaken at a recognised
                 institution. Where a university has two official languages, one being English,
                 proof must be received from the Registrar/Academic Affairs office or
                 equivalent that the applicant’s entire course was conducted in English.
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                 The above definition of “satisfactory achievement” should be applied for
                 local and international postgraduate applicants, where English is not their
                 first language.

                 The proposed amendment excludes TAFE Diplomas, private institution
                 Diplomas at AQF5 or above, graduate certificates (if less than one year) and
                 study abroad (if less than one year). Only one year of full-time university
                 study will be accepted by the Sydney College of the Arts to meet the English
                 language requirement.

                 Recommendation
                 That the Academic Board approve the amendments to the policy
                 “Postgraduate English Language Requirements”, as set out in the report
                 presented.

11.2.3 Student Appeals against Academic Decisions                                        B2-B6
       The Committee considered the proposed amendments to the Academic Board
       resolutions relating to Student Appeals against Academic Decisions, and endorsed
       the amendments for the approval of the Board. This issue will be dealt with under
       item 5.3.1 (Report of the Chair) of the agenda.

11.2.4 Proceedings of the Committee
       The Committee also noted the report of the Academic Board’s meeting of 16 April
       2008.
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                        Amendments to the Resolutions of Senate

Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of
Architecture, Design and Planning are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009 as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
1. The degrees in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
shall be:
1.1.1 Bachelor of Design in Architecture (BDesArch)
1.1.2 Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
1.1.3 Bachelor of Design Computing (BDesComp)
1.2.1 Master of Architecture (MArch)
1.2.2 Master of Architectural History and Theory (MArchHistTheory)
1.2.2 Master of Design Science (MDesSc)
1.2.3 Master of Facilities Management (MFM)
1.2.4 Master of Heritage Conservation (MHeritCons)
1.2.5 Master of Housing Studies (MHS)
1.2.6 Master of Urban Design (MUrbDes)
1.2.7 Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)
1.2.8 Master of Philosophy (Architecture) (MPhil(Arch))
1.3.1 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
1.3.2 Doctor of Science in Architecture (DScArch)
2. The graduate diplomas and graduate certificates in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and
Planning shall be:
2.1.1 Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and Theory (GradDipArchHistTheory)
2.1.1 Graduate Diploma in Design Science (GradDipDesSc)
2.1.2 Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management (GradDipFM)
2.1.3 Graduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation (GradDipHeritCons)
2.1.4 Graduate Diploma in Housing Studies (GradDipHS)
2.1.5 Graduate Diploma in Urban Design (GradDipUrbDes)
2.1.6 Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (GradDipURP)
2.2.1 Graduate Certificate in Architectural History and Theory (GradCertArchHistTheory)
2.2.1 Graduate Certificate in Design Science (GradCertDesSc)
2.2.2 Graduate Certificate in Facilities Management (GradCertFM)
2.2.3 Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation (GradCertHeritCons)
2.2.4 Graduate Certificate in Housing Studies (GradCertHS)
2.2.5 Graduate Certificate in Urban Design (GradCertUrbDes)
2.2.6 Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning (GradCertURP)
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                                Resolutions of the Senate

Master of Architectural History and Theory, Graduate Diploma in Architectural History
and Theory and Graduate Certificate in Architectural History and Theory
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Master of Architectural History and Theory,
Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and Theory and Graduate Certificate in
Architectural History and Theory in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning are
deleted, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined,
deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Architectural History and Theory
Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and Theory
Graduate Certificate in Architectural History and Theory

1. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Architectural History and Theory
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Architectural History and Theory a
student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 24 credit points; and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
2. Requirements for the Graduate Diploma of Architectural History and Theory
2.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and Theory a
student must:
2.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 48 credit points; and
2.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
3. Requirements for the Master of Architectural History and Theory
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Architectural History and Theory a student must:
3.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 72 credit points; and
3.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
4. Requirements for the honours degree
4.1 To qualify for the award of the honours degree a student must complete the honours
requirements published in the Faculty Resolutions relating to the course.
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                                 Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Architectural History and Theory, Graduate Diploma in Architectural History
and Theory and Graduate Certificate in Architectural History and Theory
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Architectural History and Theory,
Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and Theory and Graduate Certificate in
Architectural History and Theory in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning are
deleted, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined,
deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Architectural History and Theory
Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and Theory
Graduate Certificate in Architectural History and Theory

1. Admission
1.1 An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Architectural
History and Theory shall:
1.1.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney, or hold qualifications deemed by
the Dean to be equivalent; or
1.1.2 furnish evidence which satisfies the Dean that he or she is qualified to enter upon the
prescribed units of study.
1.2 An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Architectural
History and Theory shall:
1.2.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney or hold qualifications deemed by the
Dean to be equivalent; or
1.2.2 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate certificate with a weighted average
mark of at least 70 across all units attempted for the award.
1.3 An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Architectural
History and Theory shall:
1.3.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney or hold qualifications deemed by the
Dean to be equivalent; or
1.3.2 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate diploma; or
1.3.3 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate certificate with a weighted average
mark of at least 70 across all units attempted for the award.
1.4 An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Architectural
History and Theory with honours must:
1.4.1 hold or have qualified for the award of the pass degree and achieved a weighted
average mark of at least 75; and
1.4.2 have the approval of the program coordinator, including having an agreed supervisor.
1.5 The number of students admitted to the courses may be limited in accordance with
University policies depending on available teaching resources.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in Table G, the table of
graduate units of study, in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Handbook,
together with:
2.1.1 credit point values;
2.1.2 assumed knowledge, corequisites and prerequisites;
2.1.3 the sessions in which they are offered;
2.1.4 he units with which they are mutually exclusive;
2.1.5 designation as core, optional or elective; and
2.1.6 any special conditions.
3. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of
Architectural History and Theory
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Architectural History and Theory, a
candidate must successfully complete 24 credit points from units of study selected from
Table G, the faculty's table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of
requirements below.
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3.2 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and Theory, a
candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points from units of study selected from
Table G, the faculty's table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of
requirements below.
3.3 To qualify for the award of the Master of Architectural History and Theory, a candidate
must successfully complete 72 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the
faculty's table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements
below.
3.4 Table of requirements
                        Min core Min Options Max Elective
Graduate Certificate 24             0               0
Graduate Diploma        24          0               24
Masters                 24          24              24
3.5 Core units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as options or
electives.
3.6 Optional units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as electives.
3.7 Candidates may substitute graduate units of study from outside the faculty's table of
graduate units of study to the limits shown in the table of credits and substitutions.
4. Requirements for the honours degree
4.1 To qualify for the award of the honours degree, a student must successfully complete
units of study amounting to 96 credit points, comprising
4.1.1 the requirements for the pass master degree with a weighted average mark of at least
75; and
4.1.2 a 24 credit point dissertation with a grade of at least Distinction.
5. Award of the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Architectural
History and Theory
5.1 The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Architectural History and Theory are
awarded in the Pass grade only.
5.2 The Master of Architectural History and Theory will be awarded in two grades, namely
pass and honours.
5.2.1 A candidate will graduate with the grade merited.
5.2.2 A candidate who fails to satisfy the requirements for the honours degree, and who has
not already graduated, shall be awarded the pass degree.
5.3 A candidate who enrols in the following semester, in a higher level award course in this
embedded sequence, will not graduate until the completion of the highest award attempted.
5.4 A candidate who has completed the requirements for a course, and who does not enrol in
the following semester in a higher level embedded course in this sequence, will graduate
from that course.
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                                Resolutions of the Senate

Master of Design Science, Graduate Diploma in Design Science, Graduate Certificate
in Design Science
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Master of Design Science, Graduate Diploma in
Design Science and Graduate Certificate in Design Science in the Faculty of Architecture,
Design and Planning are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions
indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Design Science
Graduate Diploma in Design Science
Graduate Certificate in Design Science

1. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Design Science
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Design Science a student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 24 credit points;
1.1.2 complete the requirements for one stream; and
1.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
2. Requirements for the Graduate Diploma of Design Science
2.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Design Science a student must:
2.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 48 credit points;
2.1.2 complete the requirements for one stream; and
2.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
3. Requirements for the Master of Design Science
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Design Science a student must:
3.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 72 credit points;
3.1.2 complete the requirements for one stream; and
3.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
3. Requirements for the Master of Design Science with two streams
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Design Science with two streams a student
must:
3.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 96 credit points;
2.1.2 complete the requirements for two streams; and
3.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
4. Streams
4.1 The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Design Science shall be
awarded in the following streams.
4.1.1 audio and acoustics;
4.1.2 building;
4.1.3 building services;
4.1.4 design computing;
4.1.5 digital media;
4.1.6 facilities management;
4.1.4 illumination design; and/ or
4.1.5 sustainable design.
4.2 The Master of Design Science with two streams may include the following streams as
secondary only:
4.2.1 facilities management.
5. Requirements for the honours degree
5.1 To qualify for the award of the honours degree a student must complete the honours
requirements published in the Faculty Resolutions relating to the course.
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                           Amendment to Faculty Resolutions

Master of Design Science, Graduate Diploma in Design Science, Graduate Certificate
in Design Science
The Faculty Resolutions relating to the Master of Design Science, Graduate Diploma in
Design Science and Graduate Certificate in Design Science in the Faculty of Architecture,
Design and Planning are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions
indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Design Science
Graduate Diploma in Design Science
Graduate Certificate in Design Science

1. Admission
1.1 An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
or Master of Design Science (Digital Media) or (Design Computing) shall submit a portfolio of
work indicating relevant design interests and capacities to the satisfaction of the stream
coordinator, as well as satisfy the requirements of 1.2, 1.3 or 1.4 below.
1.1 An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Design Science
shall:
1.1.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney, or hold qualifications deemed by
the Dean to be equivalent; or
1.1.2 furnish evidence which satisfies the Dean that he or she is qualified to enter upon the
prescribed units of study.
1.2 An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Design Science
shall:
1.2.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney or hold qualifications deemed by the
Dean to be equivalent; or
1.2.2 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate certificate with a weighted average
mark of at least 70 across all units attempted for the award.
1.3 An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Design Science
shall:
1.3.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney or hold qualifications deemed by the
Dean to be equivalent; or
1.3.2 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate diploma; or
1.3.3 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate certificate with a weighted average
mark of at least 70 across all units attempted for the award.
1.4 An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Design Science
with honours must:
1.4.1 hold or have qualified for the award of the pass degree and achieved a weighted
average mark of at least 75; have achieved a weighted average mark of at least 75 in all
other coursework required for the degree; and
1.4.2 have the approval of the relevant program coordinator, including having an agreed
supervisor.
1.5 The number of students admitted to the courses may be limited in accordance with
University policies depending on available teaching resources.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in Table G, the table of
graduate units of study, in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Handbook,
together with:
2.1.1 credit point values;
2.1.2 assumed knowledge, corequisites and prerequisites;
2.1.3 the sessions in which they are offered;
2.1.4 the units with which they are mutually exclusive;
2.1.5 designation as core, optional or elective; and
2.1.6 any special conditions.
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3. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Design
Science
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Design Science, a candidate must
successfully complete and 24 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the
faculty's table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements
below for a single stream.
3.2 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Design Science, a candidate must
successfully complete 48 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the faculty's
table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements below for a
single stream.
3.3 To qualify for the award of the Master of Design Science, a candidate must successfully
complete 72 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the faculty's table of
graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements below for a single
stream.
3.4 To qualify for the award of the Master of Design Science with two streams, a candidate
must successfully complete 96 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the
faculty's table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements
below, meeting the following requirements for two streams:
3.4.1 the candidate must decide which of the two streams is primary, and meet the core and
optional requirements for that stream;
3.4.2 the candidate must decide which of the two streams is secondary, and meet the core
requirements for that stream; and
3.4.3 a unit that is common to the requirements of both streams may count towards the
requirements for both streams, but may only count once in the total credit points for the
degree.
3.5 Table of requirements
Audio and Acoustics Min core Min Options Max Elective
Graduate Certificate      18           6                0
Graduate Diploma          24           18               6
Masters                   24           18               30

Building                Min core   Min Options     Max Elective
Graduate Certificate    24         0               0
Graduate Diploma        30         0               18
Masters                 36         0               36

Building Services       Min core   Min Options     Max Elective
Graduate Certificate    18         6               0
Graduate Diploma        24         12              12
Masters                 36         12              24

Design Computing        Min core   Min Options     Max Elective
Graduate Certificate    18         6               0
Graduate Diploma        36         12              0
Masters                 48         18              6

Digital Media           Min core   Min Options     Max Elective
Graduate Certificate    18         0               6
Graduate Diploma        36         6               6
Masters                 36         18              18

Facilities Management                Min core    Min Options     Max Elective
Graduate Certificate                 24          0               0
Graduate Diploma                     24          12              12
Masters (Secondary stream only)      36          18              18
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Illumination Design     Min core   Min Options     Max Elective
Graduate Certificate    24         0               0
Graduate Diploma        36         6               6
Masters                 36         18              18

Sustainable Design      Min core   Min Options     Max Elective
Graduate Certificate    18         6               0
Graduate Diploma        24         12              12
Masters                 24         18              30

3.6 Core units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as options or
electives.
3.7 Optional units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as electives.
3.8 Candidates may substitute graduate units of study from outside the faculty's table of
graduate units of study to the limits shown in the table of credits and substitutions in section
2.
4. Requirements for the honours degree
4.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Design Science honours degree, a student must
complete the requirements for the pass degree but:
4.1.1 hold or have qualified for the pass master degree with a weighted average mark of at
least 75; and
4.1.1 complete include a 24 credit point dissertation with a grade of at least Distinction.
4.1.2 The dissertation will count first as elective credit points and then as optional credit
points, as determined by the requirements for each stream.
5. Award of the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Design Science
5.1 The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Design Science are awarded in the
Pass grade only.
5.2 The Master of Design Science will be awarded in two grades, namely pass and honours.
5.2.1 A candidate will graduate with the grade merited.
5.2.2 A candidate who fails to satisfy the requirements for the honours degree, and who has
not already graduated, shall be awarded the pass degree.
5.3 A candidate who enrols in the following semester, in a higher level award course in this
embedded sequence, will not graduate until the completion of the highest award attempted.
5.4 A candidate who has completed the requirements for a course, and who does not enrol in
the following semester in a higher level embedded course in this sequence, will graduate
from that course
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                            Amendment to Faculty Resolutions

Master of Facilities Management, Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management,
Graduate Certificate in Facilities Management
The Faculty Resolutions relating to the Master of Facilities Management, Graduate Diploma
in Facilities Management and Graduate Certificate in Facilities Management in the Faculty of
Architecture, Design and Planning are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Facilities Management
Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management
Graduate Certificate in Facilities Management

1. Admission
1.1 An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Facilities
Management shall:
1.1.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney, or hold qualifications deemed by
the Dean to be equivalent; or
1.1.2 furnish evidence which satisfies the Dean that he or she is qualified to enter upon the
prescribed units of study.
1.2 An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Facilities
Management shall:
1.2.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney or hold qualifications deemed by the
Dean to be equivalent; or
1.2.2 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate certificate with a weighted average
mark of at least 70 across all units attempted for the award.
1.3 An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Facilities
Management shall:
1.3.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney or hold qualifications deemed by the
Dean to be equivalent; or
1.3.2 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate diploma; or
1.3.3 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate certificate with a weighted average
mark of at least 70 across all units attempted for the award.
1.4 An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Facilities
Management with honours must:
1.4.1 hold or have qualified for the award of the pass degree and achieved a weighted
average mark of at least 75; have achieved a weighted average mark of at least 75 in all
other coursework required for the award of the degree; and
1.4.2 have the approval of the program coordinator, including having an agreed supervisor.
1.5 The number of students admitted to the courses may be limited in accordance with
University policies depending on available teaching resources.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in Table G, the table of
graduate units of study, in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Handbook,
together with:
2.1.1 credit point values;
2.1.2 assumed knowledge, corequisites and prerequisites;
2.1.3 the sessions in which they are offered;
2.1.4 the units with which they are mutually exclusive;
2.1.5 designation as core, optional or elective; and
2.1.6 any special conditions.
3. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of
Facilities Management
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Facilities Management, a candidate
must successfully complete 24 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the
faculty's table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements
below.
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3.2 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management, a candidate
must successfully complete 48 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the
faculty's table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements
below.
3.3 To qualify for the award of the Master of Facilities Management, a candidate must
successfully complete 72 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the faculty's
table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements below.
3.4 Table of requirements
                       Min core Min Options Max Elective
Graduate Certificate 24             0               0
Graduate Diploma       24           12              12
Masters                36           18              18

3.5 Core units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as options or
electives.
3.6 Optional units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as electives.
3.7 Candidates may substitute graduate units of study from outside the faculty's table of
graduate units of study to the limits shown in the table of credits and substitutions in section
2.
4. Requirements for the honours degree
4.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Facilities Management with honours degree, a
student must successfully complete units of study amounting to 72 credit points, comprising:
4.1.1 hold or have qualified for the pass master degree with a weighted average mark of at
least 75; core units of study to the limits shown in the table of requirements; and
4.1.2 complete a 24 credit point dissertation with a grade of at least Distinction; and
4.1.3 12 additional credit points.
5. Award of the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Facilities
Management
5.1 The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management are awarded in
the Pass grade only.
5.2 The Master of Facilities Management will be awarded in two grades, namely pass and
honours.
5.2.1 A candidate will graduate with the grade merited.
5.2.2 A candidate who fails to satisfy the requirements for the honours degree, and who has
not already graduated, shall be awarded the pass degree.
5.3 A candidate who enrols in the following semester, in a higher level award course in this
embedded sequence, will not graduate until the completion of the highest award attempted.
5.4 A candidate who has completed the requirements for a course, and who does not enrol in
the following semester in a higher level embedded course in this sequence, will graduate
from that course.
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                            Amendment to Faculty Resolutions

Master of Heritage Conservation, Graduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation,
Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation
The Faculty Resolutions relating to the Master of Heritage Conservation, Graduate Diploma
in Heritage Conservation and Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation in the Faculty of
Architecture, Design and Planning are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Heritage Conservation
Graduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation
Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation

1. Admission
1.1 An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Heritage
Conservation shall:
1.1.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney, or hold qualifications deemed by
the Dean to be equivalent; or
1.1.2 furnish evidence which satisfies the Dean that he or she is qualified to enter upon the
prescribed units of study.
1.2 An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Heritage
Conservation shall:
1.2.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney or hold qualifications deemed by the
Dean to be equivalent; or
1.2.2 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate certificate with a weighted average
mark of at least 70 across all units attempted for the award.
1.3 An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Heritage
Conservation shall:
1.3.1 hold a bachelor degree of the University of Sydney or hold qualifications deemed by the
Dean to be equivalent; or
1.3.2 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate diploma; or
1.3.3 hold or have qualified for the award of the graduate certificate with a weighted average
mark of at least 70 across all units attempted for the award.
1.4 An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Heritage
Conservation with honours must:
1.4.1 hold or have qualified for the award of the pass degree and achieved a weighted
average mark of at least 75; have achieved a weighted average mark of at least 75 in all
other coursework required for the award of the degree; and
1.4.2 have the approval of the program coordinator, including having an agreed supervisor.
1.5 The number of students admitted to the courses may be limited in accordance with
University policies depending on available teaching resources.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in Table G, the table of
graduate units of study, in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Handbook,
together with:
2.1.1 credit point values;
2.1.2 assumed knowledge, corequisites and prerequisites;
2.1.3 the sessions in which they are offered;
2.1.4 the units with which they are mutually exclusive;
2.1.5 designation as core, optional or elective; and
2.1.6 any special conditions.
3. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of
Heritage Conservation
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation, a
candidate must successfully complete 24 credit points from units of study selected from
Table G, the faculty's table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of
requirements below.
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3.2 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation, a candidate
must successfully complete 48 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the
faculty's table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements
below.
3.3 To qualify for the award of the Master of Heritage Conservation, a candidate must
successfully complete 72 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the faculty's
table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements below.
3.4 Table of requirements
                       Min core Min Options Max Elective
Graduate Certificate 18             6               0
Graduate Diploma       30           6               12
Masters                58           12              12

3.5 Core units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as options or
electives.
3.6 Optional units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as electives.
3.7 Candidates may substitute graduate units of study from outside the faculty's table of
graduate units of study to the limits shown in the table of credits and substitutions.
4. Requirements for the honours degree
4.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Heritage Conservation with honours degree, a
student must successfully complete
units of study amounting to 72 96 credit points, comprising
4.1.1 the requirements for the pass master degree with a weighted average mark of at least
75; 60 core credit points selected
from Table G, the Faculty's table of graduate units of study, substituting a 24 credit point
dissertation with a grade of at least Distinction in place of the Research Report; and
4.1.2 a 24 credit point dissertation with a grade of at least Distinction. 12 additional credit
points.
5. Award of the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Heritage
Conservation
5.1 The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation are awarded in
the Pass grade only.
5.2 The Master of Heritage Conservation will be awarded in two grades, namely pass and
honours.
5.2.1 A candidate will graduate with the grade merited.
5.2.2 A candidate who fails to satisfy the requirements for the honours degree, and who has
not already graduated, shall be awarded the pass degree.
5.3 A candidate who enrols in the following semester, in a higher level award course in this
embedded sequence, will not graduate until the completion of the highest award attempted.
5.4 A candidate who has completed the requirements for a course, and who does not enrol in
the following semester in a higher level embedded course in this sequence, will graduate
from that course.
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                            Amendment to Faculty Resolutions

Master of Urban Design, Graduate Diploma in Urban Design, Graduate Certificate in
Urban Design
The Faculty Resolutions relating to the Master of Urban Design, Graduate Diploma in Urban
Design and Graduate Certificate in Urban Design in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and
Planning are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by
underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Urban Design
Graduate Diploma in Urban Design
Graduate Certificate in Urban Design

1. Admission
1.1 An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
or Master of Urban Design shall
1.1.1 submit a portfolio of work indicating relevant design interests and capacities to the
satisfaction of the program coordinator; and
1.1.2 hold a professional degree in architecture or a degree in landscape architecture, urban
planning or similar related field.
1.2 An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Urban Design with
honours must:
1.2.1 hold or have qualified for the award of the pass degree and achieved a weighted
average mark of at least 75; have achieved a weighted average mark of at least 75 in all
other coursework required for the degree; and
1.2.2 have the approval of the program coordinator, including having an agreed supervisor.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in Table G, the table of
graduate units of study, in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Handbook,
together with:
2.1.1 credit point values;
2.1.2 assumed knowledge, corequisites and prerequisites;
2.1.3 the sessions in which they are offered;
2.1.4 the units with which they are mutually exclusive;
2.1.5 designation as core, optional or elective; and
2.1.6 any special conditions.
3. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Urban
Design and designated streams
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Urban Design, a candidate must
successfully complete 24 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the faculty's
table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements below.
3.2 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Urban Design, a candidate must
successfully complete 48 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the faculty's
table of graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements below.
3.3 To qualify for the award of the Master of Urban Design, a candidate must successfully
complete 72 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the faculty's table of
graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements below.
3.4 To qualify for the award of the Master of Urban Design (Architectural and Urban Design)
or the Master of Urban Design (Urban Design and Planning), a candidate must successfully
complete 96 credit points from units of study selected from Table G, the faculty's table of
graduate units of study, to the limits specified in the table of requirements below.
3.5 Table of requirements
                                               Min core Min Options Max Elective
Graduate Certificate                           18           0               6
Graduate Diploma                               36           0               12
Masters                                        54           0               18
Masters (Architectural and Urban Design) 78                 0               18
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Masters (Urban Design and Planning)           78          0                 18

3.6 Core units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as options or
electives.
3.7 Optional units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as electives.
3.8 Candidates may substitute graduate units of study from outside the faculty's table of
graduate units of study to the limits shown in the table of credits and substitutions in section
2.
4. Requirements for the honours degree
4.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Urban Design with honours degree, a student
must successfully complete units of study amounting to 72 credit points, comprising:
4.1.1 hold or have qualified for the pass master degree with a weighted average mark of at
least 75; 66 core credit points selected from Table G, the Faculty's table of graduate units of
study, substituting a 24 credit point dissertation with a grade of at least Distinction in place of
the Urban Design Report; and
4.1.2 complete a 24 credit point dissertation with a grade of at least Distinction. six additional
credit points.
5. Award of the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Urban Design
5.1 The Graduate Certificate and ,Graduate Diploma ,Master of in Urban Design
(Architectural and Urban Design) and Master of Urban Design (Urban Design and Planning)
are awarded in the Pass grade only.
5.2 The Master of Urban Design will be awarded in two grades, namely pass and honours.
5.2.1 A candidate will graduate with the grade merited.
5.2.2 A candidate who fails to satisfy the requirements for the honours degree, and who has
not already graduated, shall be awarded the pass degree.
5.3 A candidate who enrols in the following semester, in a higher level award course in this
embedded sequence, will not graduate until the completion of the highest award attempted.
5.4 A candidate who has completed the requirements for a course, and who does not enrol in
the following semester in a higher level embedded course in this sequence, will graduate
from that course.
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                        Amendments to the Resolutions of Senate

Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Arts
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of
Arts are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009 as follows (additions indicated by
underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

DEGREES, DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES IN THE FACULTY OF ARTS
1. The degrees in the Faculty of Arts shall be:
1.1 Bachelor of Arts (BA)
1.2 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BA(Hons))
1.4 Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) (BA(AsianStud))
1.6 Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) (Honours) (BA(AsianStud)(Hons))
1.7 Bachelor of Arts of Arts (Advanced) (Honours) (BA (Adv)(Hons))
1.5 Bachelor (Digital Technology and Culture) (BA(DigTech&Culture))
1.8 Bachelor of Arts (Digital Technology and Culture) (Honours)
(BA(DigTech&Culture)(Hons))
1.9 Bachelor of Arts (Languages) (BA (Lang))
1.10 Bachelor of Arts (Languages) (Honours) (BA (Lang)(Hons))
1.11 Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) (BA (Media & Comm))
1.12 Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) (Honours) (BA (Media & Comm)) (Hons)
1.13 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
1.14 Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences (BEcSocSc)
1.15 Bachelor of Global Studies (BGS)
1.16 Bachelor of Global Studies (Honours) (BGS(Hons))
1.17 Bachelor of International Studies (BIntS)
1.18 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLibStud)
1.19 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Honours) (BLibStud (Hons))
1.20 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (International) (BLibStud (International))
1.21 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Advanced) (BLibStud (Advanced))
1.22 Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSci)
1.23 Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) (BSocSci(Hons))
1.24 Bachelor of Socio-Legal Studies (BSLS)
1.25 Bachelor of Socio-Legal Studies (Honours) (BSLS(Hons))
1.26 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BASc)
1.27 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Honours) (BASc(Hons))
1.28 Master of Applied Functional Linguistics (MAFL)
1.29 Master of Applied Linguistics (MAppLing)
1.30 Master of Asian Studies (MAsianStud)
1.31 Master of Art Curatorship (MAC)
1.32 Master of Arts (MA)
1.33 Master of Arts (Research) (MA (Research))
1.34 Master of Buddhist Studies (MBuddhistStud)
1.35 Master of Creative Writing (MCW)
1.36 Master of Crosscultural Communication (MCC)
1.37 Master of Cultural Studies (MCS)
1.38 Master of Development Studies (MDVST)
1.39 Master of Digital Communication and Culture (MDCC)
1.40 Master of Economics (Social Sciences) (MEc(SocSc))
1.41 Master of Economics (Social Sciences) in Australian Political Economy
(MEc(SocSc)APE)
1.42 Master of European Studies (MEuroStud)
1.43 Master of Film Studies (MFS)
1.44 Master of Health Communication (MHC)
1.45 Master of Human Rights (MHR)
1.46 Master of International Studies (MIntS)
1.47 Master of Media Practice (MMediaPrac)
1.48 Master of Museum Studies (MMuseumStud)
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1.49 Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS)
1.50 Master of Professional Communication (MPC)
1.51 Master of Public Policy (MPP)
1.52 Master of Publishing (MPub)
1.53 Master of Strategic Public Relations (MStratPR)
1.54 Master of Translation Studies (MTrans)
1.55 Master of US Studies (MUSS)
1.56 Master of Letters (MLitt)
1.57 Master of Letters in US Studies (MLitt (US Studies))
1.58 Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
1.59 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
1.60 Doctor of Letters (DLitt)
1.61 Doctor of Arts (DArts)
1.62 Doctor of Social Sciences (DSocSci)
2. The diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Arts shall be:
2.1 Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics (GradDipAppLing)
2.2 Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies (GradDipAsianStud)
2.3 Graduate Diploma in Art Curatorship (GradDipAC)
2.4 Graduate Diploma in Arts (GradDipArts)
2.5 Graduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies (GradDipBuddhistStud)
2.6 Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing (GradDipCW)
2.7 Graduate Diploma in Cultural Studies (GradDipCS)
2.8 Graduate Diploma in Development Studies (GradDipDVST)
2.9 Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication and Culture (GradDipDCC)
2.10 Graduate Diploma in Economic and Social Sciences (GradDipEcSS)
2.11 Graduate Diploma in Economics (Social Sciences) in Australian Political Economy
(GradDipEc(SocSc)APE)
2.12 Graduate Diploma in European Studies (GradDipEuroStud)
2.13 Graduate Diploma in Film Studies (GradDipFS)
2.14 Graduate Diploma in International Studies (GradDipIntS)
2.15 Graduate Diploma in Health Communication (GradDipHC)
2.16 Graduate Diploma in Human Rights (GradDipHR)
2.17 Graduate Diploma in Media Practice (GradDipMediaPrac)
2.18 Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies (GradDipMuseumStud)
2.19 Graduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies (GradDipPACS)
2.20 Graduate Diploma in Professional Communication (GradDipPC)
2.21 Graduate Diploma in Public Policy (GradDipPP)
2.22 Graduate Diploma in Publishing (GradDipPub)
2.23 Graduate Diploma in Strategic Public Relations (GradDipStratPR)
2.24 Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies (GradDipTrans)
2.25 Graduate Diploma in US Studies (GradDipUSS)
2.26 Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics (GradCertAppLing)
2.27 Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies (GradCertAsianStud)
2.28 Graduate Certificate in Art Curatorship (GradCertAC)
2.29 Graduate Certificate in Arts (GradCertArt)
2.30 Graduate Certificate in Buddhist Studies (GradCertBuddhistStud)
2.31 Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing (GradCertCW)
2.32 Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies (GradCertCS)
2.33 Graduate Certificate in Development Studies (GradCertDVST)
2.34 Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication and Culture (GradCertDCC)
2.35 Graduate Certificate in E-Communications (GradCertE-Comm)
2.36 Graduate Certificate in Economic and Social Sciences (GradCertEcSS)
2.37 Graduate Certificate in Economics (Social Sciences) in Australian Political Economy
(GradCertEc(SocSc)APE)
2.38 Graduate Certificate in European Studies (GradCertEuroStud)
2.39 Graduate Certificate in Film Studies (GradCertFS)
2.40 Graduate Certificate in HSC English (GradCert(HSC English))
2.41 Graduate Certificate in International Studies (GradCertIntS)
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2.42 Graduate Certificate in Health Communication (GradCertHC)
2.43 Graduate Certificate in Human Rights (GradCertHR)
2.44 Graduate Certificate in Media Practice (GradCertMediaPrac)
2.45 Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies (GradCertMuseumStud)
2.46 Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies (GradCertPACS)
2.47 Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication (GradCertPC)
2.48 Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (GradCertPP)
2.49 Graduate Certificate in Publishing (GradCertPub)
2.50 Graduate Certificate in Strategic Public Relations (GradCertStratPR)
2.51 Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies (GradCertTrans)
2.52 Graduate Certificate in US Studies (GradCertUSS)
2.53 Diploma of Arts (DipArts)
2.54 Diploma of Language Studies (DipLangStud)
2.55 Diploma of Social Sciences (DipSocSc)
3. The combined degrees in the Faculty of Arts shall be:
3.1 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (BA/LLB)
3.2 Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours)/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
(BA(Advanced)(Hons)/MBBS)
3.3 Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours)/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
(Honours) (BA(Adv)(Hons)/MBBS)
3.4 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music Studies (BA/BMusStudies)
3.5 Bachelor of Arts and Master of Nursing (BA/MN)
3.6 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work (BA/BSW)
3.7 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts (BCom/BA)
3.8 Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Laws (BEcSocSc/LLB)
3.9 Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of
Arts (BEd/BA)
3.10 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts (BE/BA)
3.11 Bachelor of International Studies and Bachelor of Laws (BIntS/LLB)
3.12 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts (BSc/BA)
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                                  Resolutions of the Senate

Master of Letters in US Studies
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Master of Letters in US Studies in the Faculty
of Arts are inserted, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows:

Master of Letters in US Studies

1.      Requirements for the Master of Letters in US Studies
1.1     To qualify for the award of the Master of Letters in US Studies a student must:
        1.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 72 credit points;
               and
        1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions
               of the University.
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                                Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Letters in US Studies
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Letters in US Studies in the Faculty
of Arts are inserted, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows:

Master of Letters in US Studies
1.    Admission
      1.1     An applicant for admission to the Master of Letters in US Studies shall:
              1.1.1 have satisfied the requirements for the award of the Master of US
                     Studies at the University of Sydney with a weighted average mark
                     (WAM) between 70% - 75%.
2.    Units of study
      2.1     The units of study which may be undertaken for the award in the postgraduate
              program in Master of Letters in US Studies are set out in the Faculty of Arts
              Postgraduate Handbook, including:
              2.1.1 credit point value;
              2.2.2 assumed knowledge;
              2.3.3 co-requisites/prerequisites/assumed learning/assumed knowledge;
              and
              2.4.4 any special conditions
3.    Requirements for the Master of Letters in US Studies
      3.1     Requirements for the award of the Master of Letters in US Studies:
              3.1.1 To qualify for the award, a student shall complete 12 units of study
                     having a total value of 72 credit points, including:
              3.1.2 48 credit points for the Master of US Studies; and
              3.1.3 4 core units of study (24 credit points) from one of the following options
                     (treatise, internship or study abroad) as prescribed by the Faculty of
                     Arts comprising:
                     3.1.3.1 one research methods unit (6cp); and
                     3.1.3.2 a treatise (18 credit points) for students with a WAM of 75%;
                     or
                     3.1.3.3 an internship (12 credit points) and internship project (6 credit
                     points) for students with a WAM of 70%; or
              3.1.4 one semester study abroad at a US university for students with a WAM
                     of 70%
4.    Award of the Master of Letters in US Studies
      4.1     Award of the Master of Letters in US Studies
              4.1.1 The Master of Letters in US Studies shall be awarded in one grade
                     only, namely Pass.
              4.1.2. Students progressing to the Master of Letters in US Studies from the
                     Master of US Studies shall only be awarded the Master of Letters in
                     US Studies.
              4.1.3 A candidate who has completed 48 credit points and is no longer able
                     to complete the program may apply to the Dean to be awarded the
                     Master of US Studies.

[Section 2]
5.     Details of units of study
       5.1    Students are to refer to the Table of Units of Study provided in the Faculty of
              Arts Postgraduate Handbook
6.     Enrolment in more/less than minimum load
       6.1    A student may not enrol in additional units of study once the requirements of
              72 credit points for the award of the Master of Letters in US Studies have
              been satisfied, without first obtaining permission from the Dean of the Faculty
              of Arts
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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 Letters in US Studies, on condition that:
               7.1.1 the unit of study content is material not taught in any corresponding
                        unit of study at The University of Sydney and that
               7.1.2 the student is unable, for good reason, to attend a corresponding unit
                        of study at The University of Sydney
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
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               will be subject to the procedures of University policy on Identifying and
               Supporting Students at Risk.
        12.4 A student who has been identified as being at risk on two consecutive
               instances will normally be called upon to show good cause why he or she
               should be allowed to re-enrol in the degree course
        12.5 Where a student fails to show good cause why he or she should be allowed to
               re-enrol, the Dean may exclude the student from re-enrolment in the degree
13.     Time limit if different from the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as
        amended)
        13.1 A student enrolled in the Master of Letters in US Studies shall complete
            candidature within three semesters full time or a maximum of twelve semesters
            part time
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.
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                                 Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Public Policy, Graduate Diploma in Public Policy, Graduate Certificate in
Public Policy
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Public Policy, Graduate Diploma in
Public Policy, Graduate Certificate in Public Policy in the Faculty of Arts are amended, with
effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated
by strikethrough):

Master of Public Policy, Graduate Diploma in Public Policy, Graduate Certificate in
Public Policy

3. Requirements for the pass degree
3.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a student must successfully complete units
of study amounting to a total of 48 credit points, comprising:
3.1.1 one compulsory core unit of study (6 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
        Handbook; and
3.1.2 at least 3 one core unit of study (6 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
        Handbook; and
3.1.3 up to 5 six elective units of study (36 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
        Handbook
4. Requirements for the honours degree
4.1 To qualify for the award of the honours degree, a student must successfully complete
        units of study amounting to a total of 48 credit points comprising:
4.1.1 one compulsory core unit of study (6 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
        Handbook; and
4.1.2 at least 3 one core unit of study (6 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
        Handbook; and
4.1.3 1 compulsory research/methodology unit of study ( 6 credit points) as specified in the
        Faculty of Arts Handbook; and
4.1.4 up to 2 three elective units of study (18 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of
        Arts Handbook; and
4.1.5 a dissertation (2 units of study totalling 12 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of
        Arts Handbook

Graduate Diploma in Public Policy
3.1 To qualify for the award of the graduate diploma, a student must successfully complete
units of study amounting to a total of 36 credit points, comprising:
3.1.1 one compulsory core unit of study (6 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
        Handbook; and
3.1.2 at least 3 one core unit of study (6 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
        Handbook; and
3.1.3 up to 3 four elective units of study (24 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
        Handbook

Graduate Certificate in Public Policy
3.1 To qualify for the award of the graduate certificate, a student must successfully complete
units of study amounting to a total of 24 credit points, comprising:
3.1.1 one compulsory core unit of study (6 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
        Handbook; and
3.1.2 at least 2 one core unit of study (6 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
        Handbook; and
3.1.3 up to 2 elective units of study (12 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Arts
        Handbook
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                        Amendments to the Resolutions of Senate

Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Economics and Business
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of
Economics and Business are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009 as follows (additions
indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

1. The degrees in the Faculty of Economics and Business shall be:
1.1 Bachelor of Economics (BEc)
1.2 Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
1.3 Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) (BCom(Liberal Studies))
1.4 Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
1.5 Master of Business (MBus)
1.6 Master of Business Information Systems (MBIS)
1.5 Master of Commerce (MCom)
1.6 Master of Economics (MEc)
1.7 Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (MHRM&IR)
1.8 Master of International Business (MIntBus)
1.9 Master of International Business and Law (MIntBus&L)
1.10 Master of International Security (MIntSec)
1.11 Master of Logistics Management (MLM)
1.12 Master of Management (MMgt)
1.13 Master of Management (CEMS) (MMgt (CEMS))
1.14 Master of Marketing (MMktg)
1.15 Master of Organisational Coaching (MOrgCoaching)
1.16 Master of Philosophy in Economics (MPhil)
1.17 Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc)
1.18 Master of Transport Management (MTM)
1.19 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
2. The combined degrees in the Faculty of Economics and Business shall be:
2.1 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts (BCom/BA)
2.2 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (BCom/LLB)
2.3 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science (BCom/BSc)
2.4 Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (BEc/LLB)
2.5 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce ( BE/BCom)
2.6 Master of Commerce and Master of Facilities Management (MCom/MFM)
2.7 Master of Commerce and Master of Logistics Management (MCom/MLogMan)
2.8 Master of Commerce and Master of Professional Accounting (MCom/MPAcc)
2.9 Master of Commerce and Master of Transport Management (MCom/MTM)
2.10 Master of International Business and Master of Commerce (MIntBus/MCom)
2.11 Master of International Business and Master of Logistics Management (MIntBus
/MLogMan)
2.12 Master of International Business and Master of Transport Management (MIntBus /
MTM)
2.13 Master of Transport Management and Master of Logistics Management
(MTM/MLogMan)
2.14 Master of Transport Management and Master of Urban and Regional Planning
3. The diplomas in the Faculty of Economics and Business shall be:
3.1 Graduate Diploma in Business (GradDipBus)
3.1 Graduate Diploma in Commerce (GradDipCom)
3.2 Graduate Diploma in Economics (GradDipEc)
3.3 Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
(GDipHRM&IR)
3.4 Graduate Diploma in International Business (GradDipIntBus)
3.5 Graduate Diploma in International Security (GDipIntSec)
3.6 Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management (GradDipLM)
3.7 Graduate Diploma in Marketing (GradDipMktg)
3.8 Graduate Diploma in Organisational Coaching (GDipOrgCoaching)
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3.9 Graduate Diploma in Transport Management (GradDipTM)
4. The certificates in the Faculty of Economics and Business shall be:
4.1 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GradCertBA)
4.2 Graduate Certificate in Commerce (GradCertCom)
4.3 Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
(GCertHRM&IR)
4.4 Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise (GCertInn&Ent)
4.5 Graduate Certificate in International Business (GradCertIB)
4.6 Graduate Certificate in International Security (GCertIntSec)
4.7 Graduate Certificate in Logistics Management (GradCertLM)
4.8 Graduate Certificate in Management (GCertMgt)
4.9 Graduate Certificate in Marketing (GradCertMktg)
4.10 Graduate Certificate in Transport Management (GradCertTM).
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                                 Resolutions of the Senate

Master of Business, Graduate Diploma in Business
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Master of Business and Graduate Diploma in
Business in the Faculty of Economics and Business are deleted, with effect from 1 January
2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Business and Graduate Diploma in Business

1. Requirements for the pass degree
1.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degree a student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study amounting to a total value of 72 credit points; and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
      University.

2. Majors
2.1 The degree of Master of Business will be awarded in the following majors:
2.1.1 Accounting
2.1.2 Business and Security
2.1.3 Business and Society
2.1.4 Business Decision Sciences
2.1.5 Business Information Systems
2.1.6 Business Law
2.1.7 Business Statistics
2.1.8 Economics
2.1.9 Employment Relations and Human Resource Management
2.1.10 Entrepreneurship
2.1.11 Finance
2.1.12 Governance
2.1.13 International Business
2.1.14 Marketing
2.1.15 Organisational Analysis and Strategy
2.1.16 Strategic Management
2.1.17 Supply Chain and Logistics Management
2.1.18 Transport Management

3. Requirements for the graduate diploma
3.1 To qualify for the award of the graduate diploma a student must:
3.1.1 complete successfully units of study amounting to a total value of 48 credit points; and
3.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
      University.
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                                Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Business, Graduate Diploma in Business
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Business and Graduate Diploma in
Business in the Faculty of Economics and Business are deleted, with effect from 1 January
2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Business

1. Admission
1.1 An applicant for admission to candidature for the pass degree must:
1.1.1 have completed a bachelor's degree, graduate diploma/certificate or equivalent at an
      institution approved by the Faculty and at a standard acceptable to the Faculty; and
1.1.2 have met the work experience requirements of the Faculty.

2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study which may be taken for the degree are set out under the tables of
    postgraduate units of study in the Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook,
    together with:
2.1.1 credit point value;
2.1.2 the units of study with which they are mutually exclusive;
2.1.3 the semesters in which they are offered;
2.1.4 corequisites/prerequisites/assumed learning/assumed knowledge; and
2.1.5 any special conditions.

3. Requirements for the pass degree
3.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a student must successfully complete units
    of study amounting to a total of 72 credit points, comprising:
3.1.1 8 core units of study (48 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Economics and
      Business Handbook; and either
3.1.2 a major comprising at least 4 units (24 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of
      Economics and Business Handbook, from one of the following subject areas:
3.1.2.1 Accounting;
3.1.2.2 Business and Security
3.1.2.3 Business and Society;
3.1.2.4 Business Decision Sciences;
3.1.2.5 Business Information Systems
3.1.2.6 Business Law;
3.1.2.7 Business Statistics;
3.1.2.8 Economics;
3.1.2.9 Employment Relations and Human Resource Management;
3.1.2.10 Entrepreneurship;
3.1.2.11 Finance;
3.1.2.12 Governance;
3.1.2.13 International Business;
3.1.2.14 Marketing;
3.1.2.15 Organisational Analysis and Strategy;
3.1.2.16 Strategic Management;
3.1.2.17 Supply Chain and Logistics Management; and
3.1.2.18 Transport Management; or
3.1.3 4 elective units (24 credit points) from the subject areas listed in 3.1.2.

4. Award of the degree
4.1 The Master of Business will be awarded in two grades, namely pass and merit.
4.2 Merit will be awarded to students who achieve an average of at least 75 per cent in the
    pass degree.

Graduate Diploma in Business
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1. Admission
1.1 An applicant for admission to candidature for the graduate diploma in Business must:
1.1.1 have completed a bachelor's degree, graduate diploma/certificate or equivalent at an
      institution approved by the Faculty and at a standard acceptable to the Faculty; and
1.1.2 have met the work experience requirements of the Faculty

2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study which may be taken for the graduate diploma are set out under the
    tables of postgraduate units of study in the Faculty of Economics and Business
    Handbook, together with:
2.1.1 credit point value;
2.1.2 the units of study with which they are mutually exclusive;
2.1.3 the semesters in which they are offered;
2.1.4 corequisites/prerequisites/assumed learning/assumed knowledge; and
2.1.5 any special conditions.

3. Requirements for the graduate diploma
3.1 To qualify for the award of the graduate diploma, a student must successfully complete 8
    core units of study (48 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Economics and
    Business Handbook.

4. Award of the graduate diploma
4.1 The Graduate Diploma in Business will be awarded in the pass grade.
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                                 Resolutions of the Senate

Master of Business Information Systems
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Master of Business Information Systems in the
Faculty of Economics and Business are deleted, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Business Information Systems

1. Requirements for the pass degree
1.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degree a student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study amounting to a total value of 72 credit points; and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
      University.
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                                 Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Business Information Systems
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Business Information Systems in the
Faculty of Economics and Business are deleted, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Business Information Systems

1. Admission
1.1 An applicant for admission to candidature for the pass degree must:
1.1.1 have completed a bachelor's degree, graduate diploma/certificate or equivalent at an
      institution approved by the Faculty and at a standard acceptable to the Faculty.

2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study which may be taken for the degree are set out under the tables of
    postgraduate units of study in the Faculty of Economics and Business, together with:
2.1.1 credit point value
2.1.2 the units of study with which they are mutually exclusive
2.1.3 the semesters in which they are offered;
2.1.4 corequisites/prerequisites/assumed knowledge; and
2.1.5 any special conditions

3. Requirements for the pass degree
3.1 To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a student must successfully complete units
    of study amounting to a total of 72 credit points, comprising:
3.1.1 2 core units of study (12 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Economics and
      Business Handbook;
3.1.2 4 units of study (24 credit points) comprising 2 units from each of 2 streams as
      specified in the Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook;
3.1.3 2 units of study (12 credit points) of study from any of the remaining streams on offer;
3.1.4 4 elective units of study (24 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Economics and
      Business Handbook.

4. Award of the degree
4.1 The Master of Business Information Systems will be awarded in two grades, namely pass
    and merit.
4.1.1 Merit will be awarded to students who achieve an average of at least 75 per cent in the
      pass degree.
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                        Amendments to the Resolutions of Senate

Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Engineering and Information
Technologies
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of
Engineering and Information Technologies are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009 as
follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

DEGREES, DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES IN THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
1. The postgraduate degrees in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
shall be:
1.1 Master of Professional Engineering (MPE)
1.2 Master of Engineering (ME)
1.3 Master of Information Technology (MIT)
1.4 Master of Applied Information Technology (MAppIT) (Not available to new students in
2009)
1.5 Master of Information Technology Management (MITM)
1.6 Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
1.7 Master of Project Management (MPM)
1.8 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
1.9 Doctor of Engineering (DEng)
1.10 Doctor of Engineering Practice (DEngPrac)
2. The diplomas in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies shall be:
2.1 Graduate Diploma in Engineering (GradDipEng)
2.2 Graduate Diploma in Telecommunications (GradDipTelecomm)
2.3 Graduate Diploma in Power Engineering (GradDipPowEng)
2.4 Graduate Diploma in Computer Systems Engineering (GradDipCompSystEng)
2.5 Graduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering (GradDipEnvironEng)
2.6 Graduate Diploma in Project Management (GradDipPM)
2.7 Graduate Diploma in Structural Engineering (GradDipStructEng)
2.8 Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Processing (GradDipSustProc)
2.9 Graduate Diploma in Information Technologies (GradDipIT)
2.10 Graduate Diploma in Applied Information Technology (GradDipAppIT) (Not available to
new students in 2009)
2.11 Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management (GradDipITM)
2.12 Graduate Diploma in Computing (GradDipComp)
3. The certificates in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies shall be:
3.1 Graduate Certificate in Engineering (GradCertEng)
3.2 Graduate Certificate in Project Management (GradCertPM)
3.3 Graduate Certificate in Greenhouse Gas Mitigation (GradCertGHGMit)
3.4 Graduate Certificate in Information Technologies (GradCertIT)
3.5 Graduate Certificate in Applied Information Technology (GradCertAppIT) (Not available
to new students in 2009)
3.6 Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management (GradCertITM)
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                                 Resolutions of the Senate

Master of Professional Engineering
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Master of Professional Engineering in the
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies are inserted, with effect from 1 January
2009, as follows:

Master of Professional Engineering
1. Requirements for the Master of Professional Engineering
1.1 A candidate who has been admitted to the Master of Professional Engineering shall
proceed:
1.1.1 by coursework and project, in accordance with the relevant sections of the Resolutions;
or
1.2 A candidate proceeding by coursework and project shall:
1.2.1 Candidates with science or other degrees (non engineering background) must
complete coursework prescribed by the Committee to a total value of 60 credit points
specialist UOS from a specific discipline area and according to requirements prescribed in
the Faculty Postgraduate Tables. For Master’s degrees in a specific discipline area (i.e.,
Civil, Chemical, Mechanical and others), the prescribed core 48cp Units of Study of the
specialisation and additional 12cp specialised UOS listed in the Faculty Postgraduate Tables
must be completed. In addition, candidates must complete mandatory units of study to a total
value of 24 credit points coursework related to professional engineering practice, and
complete 12 credit points of industry based project.
1.2.2 Candidates with overseas engineering degrees must complete specialised units of
study coursework prescribed by the Committee to a total value of 24 credit points and
according to requirements prescribed in the Faculty Postgraduate Tables. For named
Master’s degrees, the prescribed core Units of Study of the specialisation listed in the Faculty
Postgraduate Tables must be completed. In addition, candidates must complete mandatory
units of study to a total value of 24 credit points coursework related to professional
engineering practice, complete 24 credit points of research practice; or 12 credit points of
professional engineering practice units of study and 12 credit points of industry project, and
complete 24 credit points of electives.
1.2.3 Candidates with engineering degrees and wanting to move into another area of
engineering practice must complete specialised units of study coursework prescribed by the
Committee to a total value of 36 credit points and according to requirements prescribed in
the Faculty Postgraduate Tables. For named Master’s degrees, the prescribed core Units of
Study of the specialisation listed in the Faculty Postgraduate Tables must be completed. In
addition, candidates must complete mandatory units of study to a total value of 24 credit
points coursework related to professional engineering practice, complete 24 credit points of
research practice or 12 credit points of professional engineering practice units of study and
12 credit points of industry project, and complete 12 credit points of electives.
1.2.4 carry out under supervision a project in a field of study approved by the Committee and
submit for examination a report on such a project;
1.2.5 lodge with the school/schools two bound copies (typewritten or printed) of the project
report.
2. The degree of Master of Professional Engineering may be awarded in the following subject
areas and the named testamurs for the degree shall specify the subject area: To qualify for
one of these streams, students with an engineering background will have completed 24 cp of
the specific subject area.
2.1 Aerospace Engineering
2.2 Automation and Manufacturing Systems
2.3 Environmental Engineering
2.4 Sustainable Processing
2.5 Biophysical Processes
2.6 Structural Engineering
2.7 Geotechnical Engineering
2.8 Fluid and Wind Engineering
2.9 Environmental Fluids
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2.10 Wireless Engineering
2.11 Network Engineering
2.12 Power Engineering
2.13 Biomedical Engineering
2.14 Mechanical Engineering
3. Students coming into the programme from a non-engineering background may be
awarded the degree of Master of Professional Engineering in the following subject areas and
the named testamurs for the degree shall specify the subject area.
3.1 Aerospace Engineering
3.2 Biomedical Engineering
3.3 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
3.4 Civil Engineering
3.5 Electrical Engineering
3.6 Mechanical Engineering
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                                Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Professional Engineering
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Professional Engineering in the
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies are inserted, with effect from 1 January
2009, as follows:

Master of Professional Engineering
Admission requirements
Eligibility for Admission for Master of Professional Engineering:
Eligibility for admission for Overseas Engineering Graduates:
1. Except as provided in Part 9, the University of Sydney (Amendment Act) Rule 1999 of the
Bylaws, an applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Professional
Engineering:
1.1 must have an undergraduate degree in Engineering with credit average from an
institution which is acceptable to the University of Sydney admission; or
1.2.1 have completed courses acceptable to the Faculty of Engineering and Information
Technologies.
1.3 be a graduate of another institution holding equivalent qualifications to those of a
Bachelor of Engineering graduate of the University of Sydney.
1.4 An applicant for admission to candidature shall apply in writing to the Graduate School of
Engineering and Information Technologies for such admission to candidature.
1.5 A candidate must study towards a similar specialisation to that awarded in their
Bachelors degree.
Eligibility for admission for Engineering graduates moving into another Engineering
area:
1. Except as provided in Part 9, the University of Sydney (Amendment Act) Rule 1999 of the
Bylaws, an applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Professional
Engineering shall:
1.1 be a graduate of Engineering from the University of Sydney; and,
1.2.1 must have an undergraduate degree in Engineering with credit average from an
institution which is acceptable to the University of Sydney admission; or
1.2.2 have completed courses acceptable to the Faculty of Engineering and Information
Technologies.
1.3 be a graduate of another institution holding equivalent qualifications to those of a
graduate of the University of Sydney.
1.4 An applicant for admission to candidature shall apply in writing to the Graduate School of
Engineering and Information Technologies for such admission to candidature.
1.5 A candidate must study towards a different specialisation to that awarded in their
Bachelors degree.
Eligibility for admission for Graduates from Science and other disciplines:
1. Except as provided in Part 9, the University of Sydney (Amendment Act) Rule 1999 of the
Bylaws, an applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Professional
Engineering shall:
1.1 be a graduate of the University of Sydney with substantial tertiary knowledge in
mathematics, and physics or chemistry or biology or geology or computing; and,
1.2.1 must have an undergraduate degree with a minimum of 24 credit points (or equivalent)
of mathematics, and a major in physics, chemistry, biology, geology or economics and
business with credit average from an institution which is acceptable to the University of
Sydney admission.
1.2.2 Candidates undertaking additional studies to meet these entry requirements will not be
credited for that study.
1.2.3 A candidate shall study towards an Engineering stream similar to their undergraduate
area of specialisation.
1.2.3.1 A candidate entering the degree with the intention of studying towards the Civil
Engineering specialisation must have completed in their Bachelor’s degree: a minimum of
18cp of mathematics, plus 30cp of additional mathematics, geology, physics or computing
(up to a maximum of 18cp in any one subject area).
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1.2.3.2 A candidate entering the degree with the intention of studying towards the Chemical
and Biomolecular Engineering specialisation must have completed in their Bachelor’s
degree: minimum of 12cp of chemistry or biochemistry ; a minimum of 18cp of mathematics
and 12 cp of physics and computing.
1.2.3.3 A candidate entering the degree with the intention of studying towards the Electrical
Engineering specialisation must have completed in their Bachelor’s degree: a minimum of
18cp of mathematics; 12cp of computing or information technology; and 18cp of physics.
1.2.3.4 A candidate entering the degree with the intention of studying towards the
Mechanical Engineering specialisation must have completed in their Bachelor’s degree: 18cp
of mathematics; 12cp of physics and 6 cp of computing.
1.2.3.5 A candidate entering the degree with the intention of studying towards the Biomedical
Engineering specialisation must have completed in their Bachelor’s degree: 6cp of junior
Biology; 12cp of junior mathematics; and 6cp of either chemistry, physics or mathematics
and 6cp of computing.
1.2.3.5 A candidate entering the degree with the intention of studying towards the Aerospace
Engineering specialisation must have completed in their Bachelor’s degree: 18 cp of
mathematics, 24 cp of physics and 6cp of computing.
1.2.4 Candidates will have completed courses acceptable to the Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technologies; or
1.3 be a graduate of another institution holding equivalent qualifications to those of a
graduate of the University of Sydney.
1.4 An applicant for admission to candidature shall apply in writing to the Graduate School of
Engineering and Information Technologies for such admission to candidature.
Probationary admission
2. A candidate shall:
2.1 if required by the Dean or his delegate of the Graduate School of Engineering and IT,
produce evidence of such engineering experience as the Committee for Postgraduate
Studies shall consider satisfactory;
2.2 engage in such study in engineering as the Committee shall prescribe for not less than
two years of full-time candidature or three years of part-time candidature;
2.3 unless granted an extension by the Committee, complete the requirements for the degree
within two years (full-time) or six years (part-time) of admission.
3 Credit transfer policy
3.1 Credit may be available for time spent or study done towards the Graduate Certificate of
Engineering, the Graduate Diploma of Engineering, and the Master of Engineering subject to
the approval of the Faculty and to the following guidelines:
3.1.1 If no award has been conferred for previous study, credit may be transferred in full to
the Master of Professional Engineering.
3.1.2 If an award has been conferred for previous study, credit to a limit of 12 credit points
may be transferred to the Master of Professional Engineering.
3.1.3 Where study has been undertaken at postgraduate level in an institution which is
acceptable to the University of Sydney and no award has been granted, a maximum of 36
credit points may be transferred to the Master of Professional Engineering.
3.1.4 Credit may be transferred provided a credit average has been obtained and subject to
the approval of the Faculty.
4. Satisfactory Progress
4.1 The Dean may advise a student when his or her performance has been such that a rule
would normally be applied and call upon that student to show good cause why the rule
should not be applied; and where the student does not show good cause, apply the rule.
4.2 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 12 credit points at any stage of enrolment
in the Master of Professional Engineering will be required to show good cause why he or she
should be allowed to re-enrol and,
4.2.1 if good cause has not been established by the candidate with an engineering
bachelor’s degree, the student's enrolment will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma in
Engineering; or
4.2.2 if good cause has not been established by the candidate with a science or equivalent
bachelors degree, the student may be excluded.
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4.3 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 18 credit points at any stage of enrolment
in the Master of Professional Engineering will be required to show good cause why he or she
should be allowed to re-enrol and,
4.3.1 if good cause has not been established by the candidate with an engineering
bachelor’s degree, the student's enrolment will be transferred to the Graduate Certificate in
Engineering; or
4.3.2 if good cause has not been established by the candidate with a science or equivalent
bachelor’s degree, the student may be excluded.
4.4 A student who has failed a cumulative total of more than 18 credit points in the Master of
Professional Engineering will be required to show good cause why he or she should be
allowed to re-enrol.
4.5 If good cause has not been established, the Dean may, in accordance with the in
accordance with clause 16 of the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as
amended):
4.5.1 exclude the student from the degree course; or
4.5.2 permit the student to re-enrol in the degree course subject to restrictions on units of
study, which may include: completion of a unit or units of study within a specified time;
exclusion from a unit or units of study; and specification of the earliest date on which a
student may re-enrol in a unit or units of study.
4.5 Students deemed to be at risk of failing have failed to satisfactorily complete more than
50% of the credit points they are enrolled in for one semester or for a full year.
4.5.1 Students who have been identified as being at risk will:
4.5.1.1 be asked to consult an academic advisor; and
4.5.1.2 be asked to attend a Staying On Track Information Session.
4.5.1.3 A student may also be given a reduced enrolment load in the following semester with
conditions applied, including passing all credit points enrolled in before being allowed to
progress further with the degree.
5. Degree requirements
5.1 Master of Professional Engineering:
A candidate shall proceed—
5.1.1 by coursework and project, in accordance with sections 6 to 10;
6. A candidate proceeding by coursework and project shall:
6.1 Candidates with science or other degrees (non engineering background) must
complete coursework prescribed by the Committee to a total value of 60 credit points
specialist UOS from a specific discipline area and according to requirements prescribed in
the Faculty Postgraduate Tables. For Master’s degrees in a specific discipline area (i.e.,
Civil, Chemical, Mechanical and others), the prescribed core 48cp Units of Study of the
specialisation and additional 12cp specialised UOS listed in the Faculty Postgraduate Tables
must be completed. In addition, candidates must complete mandatory units of study to a total
value of 24 credit points coursework related to professional engineering practice, and
complete 12 credit points of industry based project.
6.2 Candidates with overseas engineering degrees must complete specialised units of
study coursework prescribed by the Committee to a total value of 24 credit points and
according to requirements prescribed in the Faculty Postgraduate Tables. For named
Master’s degrees, the prescribed core Units of Study of the specialisation listed in the Faculty
Postgraduate Tables must be completed. In addition, candidates must complete mandatory
units of study to a total value of 24 credit points coursework related to professional
engineering practice, complete 24 credit points of research practice; or 12 credit points of
professional engineering practice units of study and 12 credit points of industry experience
and placement, and complete 24 credit points of electives.
6.3 Candidates with engineering degrees and wanting to move into another area of
engineering practice must complete specialised units of study coursework prescribed by the
Committee to a total value of 36 credit points and according to requirements prescribed in
the Faculty Postgraduate Tables. For named Master’s degrees, the prescribed core Units of
Study of the specialisation listed in the Faculty Postgraduate Tables must be completed. In
addition, candidates must complete mandatory units of study to a total value of 24 credit
points coursework related to professional engineering practice, complete 24 credit points of
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research practice or 12 credit points of professional engineering practice units of study and
12 credit points of industry experience, and complete 12 credit points of electives.
6.4 Carry out under supervision a project in a field of study approved by the Committee and
submit for examination a report on such a project;
6.5 lodge with the school/schools two bound copies (typewritten or printed) of the project
report.
7. The Committee shall appoint a person who is a full-time member of the staff of the
University to act as supervisor in respect of the candidate’s project.
8. The school shall nominate at most two examiners of the project report for approval by the
Committee.
9. The results of the coursework and the examiners’ reports on the project report, together
with a recommendation from the head of school, shall be considered by the Committee which
shall determine the outcome of the candidature.
10. A candidate shall complete, to the satisfaction of the Committee, coursework prescribed
by the Committee to a total value of 24 credit points to 48 credit points of specialist units of
study and according to requirements prescribed in the Faculty Postgraduate Tables. For
named Master’s degrees, the prescribed core Units of Study of the specialisation listed in the
Faculty Postgraduate Tables must be completed. At least half of the Credit Points (i.e. 48
CPs) shall come from the area of the specialisation for candidates with non engineering
degrees, at least 24 Credit Points shall come from the area of the specialisation for
candidates with overseas engineering degrees and, at least at least 36 Credit Points shall
come from the area of the specialisation for candidates with engineering degrees wanting to
move into a different area of engineering practice.
11. Provided that at least half of the credit points required for any candidate shall be
completed from among the postgraduate units of study offered within the Faculty of
Engineering and IT, the Committee may permit any candidate to include within the
prescribed coursework up to 12 credit points and a maximum of 2 units of study of approved
postgraduate units of study from other faculties of the University of Sydney or other
institutions.
12. The degree of Master of Professional Engineering for candidates with an engineering
background may be awarded in the following subject areas and the testamur for the degree
shall specify the subject area:
12.1 Aerospace Engineering
12.2 Automation and Manufacturing Systems
12.3 Environmental Engineering
12.4 Sustainable Processing
12.5 Biophysical Processes
12.6 Structural Engineering
12.7 Geotechnical Engineering
12.8 Fluid and Wind Engineering
12.9 Environmental Fluids
12.10 Wireless Engineering
12.11 Network Engineering
12.12 Power Engineering
12.13 Biomedical Engineering
12.14 Mechanical Engineering
13. The degree of Master of Professional Engineering for candidates from non engineering
background may be awarded in the following discipline area and the named testamurs for the
degree shall specify the discipline area:
13.1 Civil Engineering
13.2 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
13.3 Mechanical Engineering
13.4 Electrical Engineering
13.5 Biomedical Engineering
13.6 Aerospace Engineering
14. Degree progression
14.1 Graduates with overseas Engineering degrees may discontinue the MPE after one year
of full-time candidature and shall be awarded a Master of Engineering as described in the
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Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies Resolutions pertaining to the awarding
of the Master of Engineering.
14.2 Graduates with an Engineering degree moving into another area of expertise may
discontinue the MPE after one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) candidature and shall
be awarded a Master of Engineering as described in the Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technologies Resolutions pertaining to the awarding of the Master of
Engineering.
14.2.1 Foundation units of study will not be counted towards the awarding of the degree of
ME.
14.3 Graduates with a Science or equivalent degree shall progress through the 96cp of the
MPE.
14.3.1 Candidates following this pathway must complete the 96cp to be awarded a degree.
15 Time limits
15.1 A student shall, unless special permission is granted by the Faculty, complete the
requirements of the degree, in the case of a full-time student not later than three years, and
in the case of a part-time student not later than six years, after the commencement of
candidature.
15.2 The Faculty may include in the minimum period of candidature time spent in advanced
study and research in the University of Sydney Faculty of Engineering and Information
Technologies (or any other institute as approved by the Faculty) prior to the application for
admission to candidature.
16 Details of units of study
16.1 The units of study for the Master of Professional Engineering are listed in the Table for
Master of Professional Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering and Information
Technologies Handbook.
16.2 A candidate for the course shall proceed by completing units of study as prescribed by
the Faculty.
16.3 A unit of study shall consist of such lectures, seminars, tutorial instructions, essays,
exercises, practical work, or project work as may be prescribed.
16.4 All units of study for a particular subject area may not be available every semester.
16.5 The Dean may allow substitution of any unit of study by another unit of study, including
units of study from other postgraduate coursework programs in the Faculty and elsewhere in
the University.
17. Enrolment in more/less than minimum load
17.1.1 A candidate proceeding on a full-time basis may enrol in a maximum of 24 credit
points per semester.
17.1.2 A candidate proceeding on a part-time basis may enrol in a minimum of 6 credit points
to a maximum of 24 credit points per semester.
18. Cross-institutional study
18.1 Cross-institutional study shall not be available to students enrolled in the Master of
Professional Engineering except where the University of Sydney has a formal cooperation
agreement with another university.
19. Restrictions on enrolment
19.1 Admission to the Master of Professional Engineering may be limited by a quota.
19.2 In determining the quota, the University will take into account:
19.2.1 availability of resources including space, laboratory and computing facilities; and
19.2.2 availability of adequate and appropriate supervision.
19.3 In considering an application for admission to candidature the Dean shall take account
of the quota and will select, in preference, applicants who are most meritorious in terms of
subsection 2, above.
20. Discontinuation of enrolment
20.1 A student who does not enrol in any semester without first obtaining written permission
from the Dean to suspend candidature will be deemed to have discontinued enrolment in the
course.
20.2 Students who have discontinued from the course will be required to apply for admission
to the course and be subject to admission requirements pertaining at that time.
21. Suspension of candidature
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21.1 A student may seek written permission from the Dean to suspend candidature in the
course.
21.2 Suspension may be granted for a maximum of two semesters.
22. Re-enrolment after an absence
22.1 A student who plans to re-enrol after a period of suspension must advise the Graduate
School of Engineering and IT in writing of their intention by no later than the end of October
for Semester One of the following year or the end of May for Semester Two of the same
year.
23. Assessment policy
23.1 On completion of the requirements for the course, the Faculty shall determine the
results of the candidature.
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                                  Resolutions of the Senate

Master of Engineering, Graduate Diploma in Engineering, Graduate Certificate in
Engineering
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Master of Engineering, Graduate Diploma in
Engineering, Graduate Certificate in Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technologies are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Engineering, Graduate Diploma in Engineering, Graduate Certificate in
Engineering
1. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Engineering, Graduate Diploma in
Engineering and Master of Engineering
1.1 A candidate who has been admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Engineering shall:
1.1.1 complete a total of 24 credit points from units of study listed in the Faculty postgraduate
tables.
1.1.2 For named certificates, the prescribed core units of study of the specialisation listed in
the Faculty postgraduate tables must be completed. At least half of the credit points (that is,
12 credit points) shall come from the area of the specialisation.
1.2 A candidate who has been admitted to the Graduate Diploma in Engineering shall:
1.2.1 complete a total of 36 credit points from units of study listed in the Faculty postgraduate
tables.
1.2.2 For named certificates, the prescribed core units of study of the specialisation listed in
the Faculty postgraduate tables must be completed. At least half of the credit points (that is,
18 credit points) shall come from the area of the specialisation.
1.3 A candidate who has been admitted to the Master of Engineering shall proceed either:
1.3.1 by coursework and project, in accordance with the relevant sections of the Resolutions;
or
1.3.2 by coursework only, in accordance with the Resolutions.
1.4 A candidate proceeding by coursework and project shall:
1.4.1 complete coursework prescribed by the Committee to a total value of 24 credit points if
carrying out a 24 credit points project, or 30 credit points coursework if carrying out an 18
credit point project or 36 credit points coursework if carrying out a 12 credit point project;
1.4.2 carry out under supervision a project in a field of study approved by the Committee and
submit for examination a report on such a project;
1.4.3 lodge with the school two bound copies (typewritten or printed) of the project report.
1.5 A candidate proceeding by coursework only shall complete, to the satisfaction of the
Committee, coursework prescribed by the Committee to a total value of 48 credit points and
according to requirements prescribed in the Faculty postgraduate tables. For named masters
degrees, the prescribed core units of study of the specialisation listed in the Faculty
postgraduate tables must be completed. At least half of the credit points (that is, 24 CPs)
shall come from the area of the specialisation.
2. The degree of Master of Engineering may be awarded in the following subject areas and
the testamur for the degree shall specify the subject area:
2.1 Aerospace Engineering
2.2 Automation and Manufacturing Systems
2.3 Environmental Engineering
2.4 Sustainable Processing
2.5 Biophysical Processes
2.6 Structural Engineering
2.7 Geotechnical Engineering
2.8 Fluid and Wind Engineering
2.9 Environmental Fluids
2.10 Wireless Engineering
2.11 Network Engineering
2.12 Power Engineering
2.13 Biomedical Engineering
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                                 Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Engineering, Graduate Diploma in Engineering, Graduate Certificate in
Engineering
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Engineering, Graduate Diploma in
Engineering, Graduate Certificate in Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technologies are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Engineering, Graduate Diploma in Engineering, Graduate Certificate in
Engineering
1. Eligibility for admission
1.1 Except as provided in Part 9, the University of Sydney (Amendment Act) Rule 1999 of the
By-laws, an applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Engineering
shall:
1.1.1 be a graduate of Engineering at the University of Sydney; or
1.1.2 be a graduate of any other Faculty of the University of Sydney; and
1.1.3 have completed courses acceptable to the Faculty of Engineering and Information
Technologies.
1.1.4 be a graduate of another institution holding equivalent qualifications to those of a
graduate of the University of Sydney.
1.2 An applicant for admission to candidature shall apply in writing to the relevant School or
Schools of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies for such admission to
candidature.
2. Probationary admission
2.1 A candidate shall:
2.1.1 if required by the head of the school or schools concerned, produce evidence of such
engineering experience as the Committee for Postgraduate Studies shall consider
satisfactory;
2.1.2 engage in such study in engineering as the Committee shall prescribe for not less than
one year of full-time candidature or two years of part-time candidature;
2.1.3 unless granted an extension by the Committee, complete the requirements for the
degree within two years (full-time) or three years (part-time) of admission.
3. Credit transfer policy
3.1 Credit may be available for time spent or study done towards the Graduate Certificate of
Engineering, the Graduate Diploma of Engineering, and the Master of Engineering subject to
the approval of the Faculty and to the following guidelines:
3.1.1 If no award has been conferred for this study, credit may be transferred in full to the
Graduate Certificate of Engineering, the Graduate Diploma of Engineering, and the Master of
Engineering.
3.1.2 If an award has been conferred for this study, credit to a limit of 12 credit points may be
transferred to the Graduate Certificate of Engineering, 18 credit points to the Graduate
Diploma of Engineering, and 36 credit points to the Master of Engineering.
3.1.3 Credit may be transferred provided a credit average has been obtained and subject to
the approval of the Faculty.
4. Satisfactory progress
4.1 The Dean may advise a student when his or her performance has been such that a rule
would normally be applied and call upon that student to show good cause why the rule
should not be applied; and where the student does not show good cause, apply the rule.
4.2 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 12 credit points at any stage of enrolment
in the Master of Engineering will be required to show good cause why he or she should be
allowed to re-enrol and, if good cause has not been established, the student's enrolment will
be transferred to the graduate diploma;
4.3 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 18 credit points at any stage of enrolment
in the Master of Engineering and/or the graduate diploma will be required to show good
cause why he or she should be allowed to re-enrol and, if good cause has not been
established, the student's enrolment will be transferred to the graduate certificate;
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4.4 A student who has failed a cumulative total of more than 18 credit points in the Master of
Engineering and/or the graduate diploma and/or the graduate certificate will be required to
show good cause why he or she should be allowed to re-enrol.
4.5 If good cause has not been established, the Dean may, in accordance with clause 16 of
the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as amended):
4.5.1 exclude the student from the degree course; or
4.5.2 permit the student to re-enrol in the degree course subject to restrictions on units of
study, which may include: completion of a unit or units of study within a specified time;
exclusion from a unit or units of study; and specification of the earliest date on which a
student may re-enrol in a unit or units of study.
5. Degree requirements
5.1 Graduate Certificate:
5.1.1 A total of 24 credit points must be completed from the units of study listed in the Faculty
postgraduate tables appended to these resolutions.
5.1.2 For named certificates, the prescribed core units of study of the specialisation listed in
the Faculty postgraduate tables must be completed. At least half of the credit points (that is,
12 credit points) shall come from the area of the specialisation.
5.2 Graduate Diploma:
5.2.1 A total of 36 credit points must be completed.
5.2.2 For named diplomas, the prescribed core units of study of the specialisation listed in
the Faculty postgraduate tables must be completed. At least half of the credit points (that is,
18 credit points) shall come from the area of the specialisation.
5.3 Master of Engineering:
A candidate shall proceed either
5.3.1 by coursework and project, in accordance with sections 6 to 9; or
5.3.2 by coursework only, in accordance with section 10.
6. A candidate proceeding by coursework and project shall:
6.1 complete coursework prescribed by the Committee to a total value of 24 credit points if
carrying out a 24 credit points project, or 30 credit points coursework if carrying out an 18
credit point project or 36 credit points coursework if carrying out a 12 credit point project;
6.2 carry out under supervision a project in a field of study approved by the Committee and
submit for examination a report on such a project;
6.3 lodge with the school/schools two bound copies (typewritten or printed) of the project
report.
7. The Committee shall appoint a person who is a full-time member of the staff of the
University to act as supervisor in respect of the candidates project.
8. The school shall nominate at most two examiners of the project report for approval by the
Committee.
9. The results of the coursework and the examiners reports on the project report, together
with a recommendation from the head of school, shall be considered by the Committee which
shall determine the outcome of the candidature.
10. A candidate proceeding by coursework only shall complete, to the satisfaction of the
Committee, coursework prescribed by the Committee to a total value of 48 credit points and
according to requirements prescribed in the Faculty postgraduate tables. For named masters
degrees, the prescribed core units of study of the specialisation listed in the Faculty
postgraduate tables must be completed. At least half of the credit points (that is, 24 credit
points) shall come from the area of the specialisation.
11. Provided that at least half of the credit points required for any candidate shall be
completed from among the postgraduate units of study offered within the Faculty of
Engineering and IT, the Committee may permit any candidate to include within the
prescribed coursework up to 18 credit points and a maximum of 3 units of study of approved
postgraduate units of study from other faculties of the University of Sydney or other
institutions.
12. The degree of Master of Engineering may be awarded in the following subject areas and
the testamur for the degree shall specify the subject area:
12.1 Aerospace Engineering
12.2 Automation and Manufacturing Systems
12.3 Environmental Engineering
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12.4 Sustainable Processing
12.5 Biophysical Processes
12.6 Structural Engineering
12.7 Geotechnical Engineering
12.8 Fluid and Wind Engineering
12.9 Environmental Fluids
12.10 Wireless Engineering
12.11 Network Engineering
12.12 Power Engineering
12.13 Biomedical Engineering
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                               Resolutions of the Senate

Faculty of Health Sciences Masters degrees
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Masters degrees in the Faculty of Health
Sciences are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by
underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Masters degrees
1. The Faculty of Health Sciences offers the following master's degrees:
1.1 Master of Applied Science
1.1.1 The degree of Master of Applied Science is available in the following areas:
1.1.1.1 Behavioural Science
1.1.1.2 Biomedical Sciences
1.1.1.3 Communication Sciences and Disorders
1.1.1.4 Education
1.1.1.5 Exercise and Sport Science
1.1.1.6 Gerontology
1.1.1.7 Indigenous Community Health
1.1.1.8 Medical Radiation Sciences
1.1.1.9 Occupational Therapy
1.1.1.10 Orthoptics
1.1.1.11 Physiotherapy
1.1.1.12 Rehabilitation
1.1.1.13 Rehabilitation Counselling
1.1.1.14 Stuttering
1.2 Master of Health Science
1.2.1 The degree of Master of Health Science may be awarded in the grade of pass degree
or honours* degree in the following subject areas:
1.2.1.1 Augmentative and Alternative Communication
1.2.1.2 Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy
1.2.1.2 Clinical Data Management
1.2.1.3 Development Disability
1.2.1.4 Education
1.2.1.5 Exercise and Sport Science
1.2.1.6 Management
1.2.1.8 Manipulative Physiotherapy
1.2.1.7 Medical Radiations Sciences
1.2.1.8 Medical Sonography
1.2.1.11 Neurological Physiotherapy
1.2.1.12 Paediatric Physiotherapy
1.2.1.9 Physiotherapy
1.2.1.10 Sexual Health
1.2.1.15 Speech-Language Pathology
1.2.1.11 Sports Physiotherapy
* There shall be one level of honours.
1.3 Master of Health Sciences
1.4 Master of Communication Disorders (by research only)
1.5 Master of Diagnostic Radiography*
1.6 Master of Exercise and Sport Science*
1.6.1 The degree Master of Exercise and Sport Science will be awarded in the following
specialisations:
1.6.1.1 Master of Exercise and Sport Science (Clinical Exercise Science)*
1.6.1.2 Master of Exercise and Sport Science (Sports Performance)*
1.7 Master of Health Informatics*
1.8 Master of Nuclear Medicine*
1.9 Master of Occupational Therapy*
1.10 Master of Orthoptics
1.11 Master of Physiotherapy
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1.12 Master of Radiation Therapy*
1.13 Master of Rehabilitation Counselling
1.14 Master of Speech Language Pathology*
*May be awarded in the grade of pass degree or honours degree.
There shall be one level of honours.
1.15 The combined degrees of:
1.15.1 Master of Health Science (Sports Physiotherapy) and Master of Health Science
(Manipulative Physiotherapy)
1.15.1 Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Clinical Vision Sciences
1.15.2 Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Health Informatics
1.15.3 Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Rehabilitation Counselling
2. Eligibility for admission
2.1 The Faculty may, on the recommendation of the head of the academic unit concerned,
admit to candidature for a degree of master within the Faculty, an applicant:
2.1.1.1 who is a graduate of the University of Sydney and has completed courses
appropriate to the area of study in which the applicant seeks to proceed, provided that the
applicant's work is of sufficient merit; or
2.1.1.2 who has submitted evidence of general and professional qualifications to satisfy the
Faculty that the applicant possesses the educational preparation and capacity to pursue
graduate studies; and
2.1.2 who, in addition, meets any other requirements for admission to a particular program
that has been prescribed by Faculty.
2.2 Notwithstanding section 2.1, the Academic Board may admit a person to candidature in
accordance with the provisions of Part 9, section 47 of the University of Sydney (Amendment
Act) Rule 1999 (as amended).
3. Availability
3.1 Admission to candidature for any master's degree or any program within a master's
degree may be limited by quota.
3.2 In determining any quota the University will take into account:
3.2.1 availability of resources including space, library, equipment and computing facilities;
and
3.2.2 availability of adequate and appropriate supervision, including both the supervision of
research candidatures and the coordination of coursework programs.
3.3.1 In considering an application for admission to candidature the Faculty shall take
account of any quota; and
3.3.2 will select in preference applicants who are most meritorious in terms of section 2
above.
3.4 Before recommending the admission of any applicant the head of the academic unit
concerned shall ensure that the extent of the resources and supervision available:
3.4.1 is known to and understood by the applicant; and
3.4.2 is appropriate to the applicant's proposed area of study and research.
4. Preliminary studies
4.1 An applicant may be required to:
4.1.1 undertake preliminary or qualifying studies; and
4.1.2 complete such preliminary examinations as the Faculty may prescribe, before
admission to candidature.
4.2 Such an applicant shall complete the preliminary studies:
4.2.1 in not less than one semester; and
4.2.2 in not greater time than the Faculty may prescribe but in any case in not longer than
two years.
5. Probationary admission
5.1 A candidate may be accepted by the Faculty on a probationary basis for a period not
exceeding 12 months; and upon completion of this period the Faculty shall review the
candidate's work; and
5.1.1 either confirm the candidate's status with effect from the date of the original
acceptance; or
5.1.2 terminate the candidature.
6. Method of progression
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6.1 A candidate shall proceed:
6.1.1 primarily by research and thesis; or
6.1.2 by coursework and thesis; or
6.1.3 primarily by coursework.
7. Time limits
7.1 A candidate may be admitted to proceed on either a full-time basis or a part-time basis.
7.2 Except with the permission of the Faculty as provided in section 7.4 below:
7.2.1 a full-time candidate proceeding primarily by research and thesis shall complete the
requirements:
7.2.1.1 not earlier than the end of the fourth semester: and
7.2.1.2 not later than the end of the sixth semester of candidature;
7.2.2 a full-time candidate proceeding primarily by coursework shall complete the
requirements:
7.2.2.1 not earlier than the end of the second semester; and
7.2.2.2 not later than the end of the sixth semester of candidature;
7.2.2.3 except in the case of candidates proceeding to the award of the degrees of Master of
Diagnostic Radiography, Master of Exercise and Sport Science, Master of Nuclear Medicine,
Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Orthoptics, Master of Physiotherapy, Master of
Radiation Therapy, Master of Speech Language Pathology
7.2.2.4 where the minimum period of candidature is four semesters and the maximum period
of candidature is eight semesters;
7.2.3 a part-time candidate proceeding primarily by research and thesis shall complete the
requirements:
7.2.3.1 not earlier than the end of the sixth semester; and
7.2.3.2 not later than the end of the tenth semester of candidature;
7.2.4 a part-time candidate proceeding by coursework shall complete the requirements:
7.2.4.1 not earlier than the end of the fourth semester; and
7.2.4.2 not later than the end of the tenth semester of candidature.
7.3 The Faculty may in special circumstances:
7.3.1 extend a candidate's maximum period of candidature; and
7.3.2 prescribe special conditions to be fulfilled by the candidate.
7.4 The Faculty, at the time of admission to candidature, may permit a candidate proceeding
primarily by research and thesis who holds a bachelor's degree with first or second class
honours from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification, to complete the
requirements:
7.4.1 not earlier than the end of the first year of candidature if a full-time candidate; and
7.4.2 not earlier than the end of the second year of candidature if a part-time candidate.
8. Credit
8.1 The Faculty may, in respect of a candidate who before admission to candidature has
spent time in advanced study or research in the University of Sydney or in another university
or institution:
8.1.1 deem such time to have been time spent after admission to candidature; and
8.1.2 grant credit towards the degree on the basis of a course or courses regarded as
equivalent in workload and academic standard, provided that:
8.1.2.1 the time recognised or the credit granted represents no more than half of the total
candidature; and
8.1.2.2 any attendance requirements as may be prescribed by resolution of the Faculty are
met.
8.2 The Faculty may, under specific conditions prescribed by resolution of the Faculty, grant
credit additional to that specified in section 8.1.2 to holders of graduate diplomas awarded by
the Faculty.
9. Supervision
9.1.1 The Faculty shall appoint, on the recommendation of the head of the academic unit
concerned, a full-time member of the academic staff of the Faculty to act as supervisor of
each candidate proceeding primarily by research and thesis or by coursework and thesis;
and
9.1.2 may appoint, for each such candidate, an advisory committee.
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9.2 The Faculty shall appoint, on the recommendation of the head of the academic unit
concerned, a full-time member of the academic staff of the Faculty to act as supervisor or
adviser, as thought most appropriate for each candidate proceeding primarily by coursework.
9.3 The Faculty may appoint, on the recommendation of the head of the academic unit
concerned, from amongst appropriately qualified persons, an associate supervisor to assist
in the supervision of any candidature.
10. Enrolment
10.1 A candidate shall, unless otherwise permitted by the Faculty, enrol each year until the
requirements for the degree are completed or the candidature terminated.
10.2 A candidate readmitted to candidature after an absence of more than one year shall
complete the degree under such conditions as the Faculty shall determine.
11. Requirements for the degree
11.1 A candidate for the degree proceeding primarily by coursework shall complete the
courses for the degree:
11.1.1 as prescribed by the Faculty; and
11.1.2 set out in tables of units of study.
11.2 A candidate for the degree proceeding primarily by research and thesis or by
coursework and thesis shall:
11.2.1 complete the units of study for the degree as prescribed by the Faculty and set out in
tables of units of study;
11.2.2 carry out supervised research on a topic which has been approved by the Faculty on
the recommendation of the head of the academic unit concerned no later than the end of the
second semester of the full-time candidature or the third semester of part-time candidature;
11.2.3 write a thesis embodying the results of the research; and
11.2.3.1 in completion of the requirements for the degree, lodge with the Registrar three
copies of the thesis, typewritten and bound in either a temporary or permanent form.
11.3 Theses submitted in a temporary binding should be strong enough to withstand ordinary
handling and postage;
11.3.1 the preferred form of temporary binding is the 'perfect binding' system;
11.3.2 ring-back or spiral binding is not acceptable.
11.4 Theses submitted in a temporary form shall have fixed to the cover a label clearly
identifying:
11.4.1 the name of the candidate;
11.4.2 the title of the thesis; and
11.4.3 the year of submission.
11.5 Theses submitted in a bound form shall normally be on international standard A4 size
paper sewn and bound in boards covered with bookcloth or buckram or other binding fabric.
11.6 The title of the thesis, the candidate's initials and surname, the title of the degree, the
year of submission and the name of the University of Sydney should appear in lettering on
the front cover or on the title page.
11.7 The lettering on the spine, reading from top to bottom, should conform as far as
possible to the above except that the name of the University of Sydney may be omitted and
the thesis title abbreviated.
11.8 Supporting material should be bound in the back of the thesis as an appendix or in a
separate set of covers.
11.9 The degree shall not be awarded until the candidate has caused at least two copies of
the thesis (containing any corrections or amendments that may be required) to be bound in a
permanent form.
11.10 The candidate shall state in the thesis the sources from which the information was
derived, the extent to which the work of others has been used and the portion of the work
claimed as original.
11.11 The thesis shall be accompanied by a statement from the supervisor stating whether,
in the supervisor's opinion, the form of presentation of the thesis is satisfactory.
11.12.1 A candidate may not present as the thesis a work which has been presented for a
degree in this or another university, but will not be precluded from incorporating such in the
thesis;
11.12.2 provided that in presenting the thesis the candidate indicates the part of the work
which has been so incorporated.
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11.13 On completion of the requirements for the degree by a candidate proceeding primarily
by research and thesis or by coursework and thesis, the Faculty, on the recommendation of
the head of the academic unit concerned, shall appoint two examiners, of whom one shall
not be a member of the academic staff of the Faculty, to examine and report on the thesis.
11.14.1 All examiners shall be furnished with a copy of the course description and course
requirements as published in the Faculty Postgraduate Study booklet; and
11.14.2 be required to award marks/grades of fail, pass, credit, distinction and high
distinction according to the criteria demanded by the Faculty, which is available from Student
Central (Cumberland).
11.15 the reports of the examiners shall be made available to the head of the academic unit
concerned, who shall consult with the supervisor.
11.16 The head of the academic unit concerned shall report the result of the examination of
the candidature together with a recommendation concerning the award of the degree
(mark/grade) to the Faculty which shall determine the final result and its grade.
11.17 In special cases the Faculty may, on the recommendation of the head of the academic
unit concerned, require the candidate to take a further examination in the area of the thesis
which may be an oral examination to be held at the Faculty or at such other location as may
be determined by the Faculty.
11.18 The Faculty may permit an unsuccessful candidate to revise and resubmit the thesis
for re-examination if, in the opinion of the head of the academic unit concerned, the
candidate's work is of sufficient merit and may prescribe special conditions to be fulfilled by
the candidate.
11.19 On the completion of the requirements for the degree by a candidate proceeding
primarily by coursework the academic unit concerned shall report the results of the
examination of the coursework to the Faculty which shall determine the result of the
candidature.
12. Progress
12.1 A report on the progress towards completion of the requirements for the degree shall be
prepared by the appointed supervisor at least annually in respect of each candidate
proceeding primarily by research and thesis or by coursework and thesis.
12.2 The report shall be shown to the candidate and the candidate shall sign the report as
having sighted the contents.
12.3 The report, after signature by the candidate, shall be forwarded to the Faculty through
the head of the academic unit concerned.
12.4.1 The Faculty may, on the recommendation of the head of the academic unit
concerned, call upon any candidate to show cause why that candidature should not be
terminated by reason of unsatisfactory progress towards completion of the degree; and
where, in the opinion of the Faculty, the candidate does not show good cause, the Faculty
may terminate the candidature.
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                                Resolutions of the Senate

Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates
in the Faculty of Health Sciences are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates
1. Subject areas
1.1 The Graduate Diploma of Health Science may be taken in the following subject areas:
1.1.1 Augmentative and Alternative Communication
1.1.2 Education
1.1.3 Exercise and Sport Science
1.1.4 Health Information Management*
1.1.5 Manipulative Physiotherapy*
1.1.5 Medical Radiation Sciences
1.1.6 Medical Sonography
1.1.7 Physiotherapy*
1.1.8 Sexual Health
1.1.10 Sports Physiotherapy*
*No commencing students
1.2 A Graduate Diploma may be taken in the following subject areas:
1.2.1 Communication Disorders
1.2.2 Health Sciences
1.2.3 Rehabilitation Counselling
1.3 The Graduate Certificate of Health Science may be taken in
the following areas:
1.3.1 Augmentative and Alternative Communication
1.3.2 Casemix
1.3.3 Clinical Data Management
1.3.4 Developmental Disability
1.3.5 Education
1.3.6 Exercise and Sport Science
1.3.7 Medical Radiation Sciences
1.3.8 Medical Sonography
1.3.9 Physiotherapy*
1.3.10 Sexual Health
1.4 A Graduate Certificate may be taken in the following subject area:
1.4.1 Health Sciences
*No commencing students
2. Eligibility for admission
2.1 The Faculty may, on the recommendation of the head of the academic unit concerned,
admit to candidature for a graduate diploma or a graduate certificate within the Faculty an
applicant:
2.1.1.1 who is a graduate of the University of Sydney and has completed courses
appropriate to the area of study in which the applicant seeks to proceed, provided that the
applicant's work is of sufficient merit; or
2.1.1.2 who has submitted evidence of general and professional qualifications to satisfy the
Faculty that the applicant possesses the educational preparation and capacity to pursue
graduate studies; and
2.1.2 who, in addition, meets any other requirements for admission to a particular program
that has been prescribed by Faculty.
2.2 Notwithstanding section 2.1, the Academic Board may admit a person to candidature for
a graduate diploma or a graduate certificate in accordance with the provisions of Part 9,
section 47 of the University of Sydney (Amendment Act) Rule 1999 (as amended).
3. Availability
3.1 Admission to candidature for any graduate diploma or graduate certificate or for any
program within a graduate diploma or graduate certificate may be limited by quota.
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3.2 In determining any quota the University will take into account:
3.2.1 availability of resources including space, library, equipment and computing facilities;
and
3.2.2 availability of adequate and appropriate supervision, including both the supervision of
research candidatures and the coordination of coursework programs.
3.3 In considering an application for admission to candidature the Faculty shall take account
of any quota and will select in preference applicants who are most meritorious in terms of
section 2 above.
3.4 Before recommending the admission of any applicant the head of the academic unit
concerned shall ensure that the extent of the resources and supervision available:
3.4.1 is known to and understood by the applicant; and
3.4.2 is appropriate to the applicant's proposed area of study and research.
4. Preliminary studies
4.1 An applicant may be required to undertake preliminary or qualifying studies, and
complete such preliminary examinations as the Faculty may prescribe, before admission to
candidature.
4.2 Such an applicant shall complete the preliminary studies in not less than one semester
and in not greater time than the Faculty may prescribe.
5. Probationary admission
5.1 A candidate may be accepted by the Faculty on a probationary basis for a period not
exceeding 12 months, and upon completion of this period the Faculty shall review the
candidate's work and shall:
5.1.1 either confirm the candidate's status with effect from the date of the original
acceptance; or
5.1.2 terminate the candidature.
6. Time limits
6.1 A candidate may be admitted to proceed on either a full-time basis or a part-time basis.
7. Credit
7.1 The Faculty may, in respect of a candidate who before admission to candidature has
spent time in advanced study or research in the University of Sydney or in another university
or institution:
7.1.1 deem such time to have been time spent after admission to candidature; and
7.1.2 grant credit towards the graduate diploma on the basis of a course or courses regarded
as equivalent in workload and academic standard provided that:
7.1.2.1 the time recognised or the credit granted represents no more than half of the total
candidature; and
7.1.2.2 any attendance requirements as may be prescribed by resolution of the Faculty are
met.
8. Enrolment
8.1 A candidate shall, unless otherwise permitted by the Faculty, enrol each year until the
requirements for the graduate diploma are completed or the candidature terminated.
8.2 A candidate readmitted to candidature after an absence of more than one year shall
complete the graduate diploma under such conditions as the Faculty shall determine.
9. Requirements for the graduate diploma
9.1 A candidate for the graduate diploma or graduate certificate shall complete the courses
as prescribed by the Faculty and set out in tables of courses.
9.2 On the completion of the requirements for the graduate diploma or graduate certificate
the head of the academic unit concerned shall report the results of the examination of the
coursework to the Faculty which shall determine the result of the candidature.
10. Progress
10.1 The Faculty may, on the recommendation of the head of the academic unit concerned,
call upon any candidate to show cause why that candidature should not be terminated by
reason of unsatisfactory progress towards completion of the graduate diploma or graduate
certificate; and where, in the opinion of the Faculty, the candidate does not show good
cause, the Faculty may terminate the candidature.
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                                 Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Health Sciences
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Health Sciences in the Faculty of
Health Sciences are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions
indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Health Sciences
1. Admission
1.1 Applicants for admission as candidates for the Master of Health Sciences shall possess:
1.1.1 a bachelor's degree in health science with satisfactory performance; or
1.1.2 a bachelor's degree in social, welfare or biological sciences, with satisfactory
performance; or
1.1.3 a bachelor's degree in a health profession with satisfactory performance; or
1.1.4 other general and professional qualifications and/or experience as will satisfy the
Faculty that the applicant possesses the educational preparation and capacity to pursue
graduate studies and satisfy such additional requirements for admission to the program, as
may be prescribed by the Faculty.
1.2 Articulation into the Master of Health Sciences honours degree is contingent upon the
student achieving an overall credit average and distinction in at least two units of study in the
Master of Health Sciences pass degree.
2. Units of study
2.1 A student who is a candidate for the pass degree is to complete all core and elective
units of study for the pass degree, as set out in the chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences
handbook relating to the degree.
2.2 A student who is a candidate for the honours degree is to:
2.2.1 meet the requirements for admission to the honours degree; and
2.2.2 complete all core and elective units of study for the honours degree, as set out in the
chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences handbook relating to the degree.
2.3 Units of study may specify assumed knowledge or prerequisite or corequisite units of
study.
2.3.1 The Dean may permit a student to enrol in a unit of study without having completed the
specified prerequisite or corequisite units of study.
3. Requirements for the Master of Health Sciences
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Health Sciences, a candidate shall complete
successfully:
3.1.1 48 credit points units of study including:
3.1.1.1 at least 12 credit points of core units; and
3.1.1.2 36 credit points of elective units of study; or
3.1.1.3 36 credit points of specialist stream units of study as prescribed by the requirements
relevant to that stream.
3.2 A student who completes 36 credit points of units of study can choose to exit from the
master's degree, and qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences.
4. Combined degrees and specially designated streams
4.1 The degree may be taken in the following specialist stream of study, which will be
specified on the testamur:
4.1.1 Gerontology
4.1.2 Indigenous Community Health
4.1.3 Occupational Therapy
4.1.4 Speech Pathology
5. Requirements for honours degrees
5.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Health Sciences honours degree, a candidate
shall complete successfully
5.1.1 60 credit points units of study including:
5.1.1.1 48 credit points units of study with a 65 percent pass or better in all units of study,
including a 75 percent pass or better in at least two units of study, and as specified under
sections 3.1.1, 3.1.1.1, 3.1.1.2 and 3.1.1.3; and
5.1.1.2 an additional 12 credit points units of study in the form of a 'dissertation'.
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6. Award of the Master of Health Sciences
6.1 The Master of Health Sciences will be awarded in two grades, namely pass and honours.
6.1.1 There shall be one level of honours award.

Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Exit only)
1. Units of study
1.1 A student who is a candidate for Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences is to complete all
core and elective units of study, as set out in the chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences
handbook relating to the course.
1.2 Units of study may specify assumed knowledge or prerequisite or corequisite units of
study.
1.2.1 The Dean may permit a student to enrol in a unit of study without having completed the
specified prerequisite or corequisite units of study.
2. Requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences
2.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences, a candidate shall
complete successfully:
2.1.1 36 credit points units of study including:
2.1.1.1 at least 12 credit points of core units; and
2.1.1.2 24 credit points of elective units of study; or
2.1.1.3 24 credit points of specialist stream units of study as prescribed by the requirements
relevant to that stream.
3. Combined degrees and specially designated streams
3.1 The Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences may be taken in the following specialist
stream of study, which will be specified on the testamur:
3.1.1 Gerontology
3.1.2 Indigenous Community Health
3.1.3 Occupational Therapy
3.1.4 Orthoptics
3.1.5 Speech Pathology
4. Award of the Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences
4.1 The Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences will be awarded in one grade only, namely
pass.

Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences
1. Admission
1.1 Applicants for admission as candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences
shall possess:
1.1.1 a bachelor's degree in health science with satisfactory performance, or;
1.1.2 a bachelor's degree in social, welfare or biological sciences, with satisfactory
performance; or
1.1.3 a bachelor's degree in a health profession with satisfactory performance, or;
1.1.4 other general and professional qualifications and/or experience as will satisfy the
Faculty that the applicant possesses the educational preparation and capacity to pursue
graduate studies and satisfy such additional requirements for admission to the program, as
may be prescribed by the Faculty.
2. Units of study
2.1 A student who is a candidate for Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences is to complete
all core and elective units of study, as set out in the chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences
handbook relating to the course.
2.2 Units of study may specify assumed knowledge or prerequisite or corequisite units of
study.
2.2.1 The Dean may permit a student to enrol in a unit of study without having completed the
specified prerequisite or corequisite units of study.
3. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences
3.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences, a candidate shall
complete successfully:
3.1.1 24 credit points units of study including:
3.1.1.1 at least 12 credit points of core units; and
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3.1.1.2 12 credit points of elective units of study; or
3.1.1.3 12 credit points of specialist stream units of study as prescribed by the requirements
relevant to that stream.
4. Combined degrees and specially designated streams
4.1 The Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences may be taken in the following specialist
stream of study, which will be specified on the testamur:
4.1.1 Gerontology
4.1.2 Indigenous Community Health
4.1.3 Occupational Therapy
4.1.4 Orthoptics
4.1.5 Speech Pathology
4.2 Specialist stream of study for development and offer from 2009 may include:
4.2.1 Behavioural Science
4.2.2 Health Science Education
5. Award of the Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences
5.1 The Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences will be awarded in one grade only, namely
pass.
Faculty rules
1. Details of units of study
1.1 Details of units of study that may be taken for the degree are set out in the entry for the
degree in the Faculty of Health Sciences Handbook.
2. Enrolment in more or less than minimum load
2.1 Students who have a shown significant academic ability may, at the discretion of the
Dean, be allowed to undertake more than the prescribed 24 credit points per semester.
2.2 Except with the permission of the Dean a student may not enrol in units of study with a
total value of more than 30 credit points in any one semester.
2.3 Students who can demonstrate good reason as to why they should be allowed to
undertake less than 12 credit points in any one semester may, at the discretion of the Dean,
be permitted to do so.
3. Cross-institutional study
3.1 Master of Health Sciences
3.1.1 The credit granted on the basis of work completed at another university or institution as
part of a program of cross-institutional study may not exceed 24 credit points.
3.1.2 The credit granted on the basis of work completed at another institution other than a
University may not exceed 16 credit points.
3.2 Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences
3.2.1 The credit granted on the basis of work completed at another university or institution as
part of a program of cross-institutional study may not exceed 18 credit points.
3.2.2 The credit granted on the basis of work completed at another institution other than a
University may not exceed 12 credit points.
3.3 Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences
3.3.1 The credit granted on the basis of work completed at another university or institution as
part of a program of cross-institutional study may not exceed 12 credit points.
3.3.2 The credit granted on the basis of work completed at another institution other than a
University may not exceed 8 credit points.
4. Restrictions on enrolment
4.1 In considering an application for admission to candidature the Faculty will select in
preference applicants who are most meritorious in terms of the admission criteria.
4.2 The enrolment of candidates in units of study shall be limited by the exigencies of the
timetable.
4.3 The applicant must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Faculty, that during the
candidature the student will be able to complete clinical and professional experience required
for the course.
5. Discontinuation of enrolment
5.1 A student who wishes to suspend or discontinue his or her candidature is to apply to do
so in accordance with the procedures set out in the Faculty of Health Sciences Handbook.
6. Suspension of candidature
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6.1 Suspension of candidature is only applicable in cases of hardship or activities on the part
of the student that are of national or state importance/are of a significant nature.
6.2 Examples of hardship may be illness or financial difficulties.
Activities of a significant nature may be the inclusion of the student on a national sporting
team, orchestra, etc that requires him/her to travel extensively for a specific period of time.
6.3 The granting of a suspension of candidature is at the discretion of the Dean.
6.4 Suspension of candidature will be for a minimum of one semester and a maximum of two
semesters and may be granted only once during the degree.
6.5 In cases where a suspension of candidature is not granted, students may be required to
discontinue their studies and follow the procedures for re-enrolment after an absence.
7. Re-enrolment after an absence
7.1 A student returning after an approved period of suspension may re-enrol in accordance
with the current procedures for continuing students.
7.2 A student who has discontinued his or her candidature or whose candidature has lapsed,
is to reapply for admission to candidature. Such an application must be lodged by the
advertised closing date in accordance with the usual procedures for the course and will be
considered with all other applications received that year for that course.
8. Satisfactory progress
8.1 To satisfy the academic requirement for a University award, students must obtain a
passing grade in all units of study in their courses.
8.2 Students must repeat failed units of study or their equivalent at the first opportunity and
will be permitted to progress to the next semester in addition to repeating failed units of
study, providing course requirements, including any prerequisites, corequisites and
attendance requirements, can be met.
8.3 The Faculty of Health Sciences' 'Removal or Restriction of Students on Clinical
Education of Fieldwork Placements' policy may apply where a candidate is deemed to be
unsatisfactory at any time during a clinical or professional placements.
8.4 Detailed information about progression and show cause was set out in the Faculty of
Health Sciences Handbook.
9. Time limit
9.1 A candidate for the Master of Health Sciences may proceed on a full-time or part-time
basis.
9.1.1 A full-time student shall complete the requirements for the pass degree no later than at
the end of the second semester of candidature.
9.1.2 A full-time student shall complete the requirements for the honours degree no later than
at the end of the first semester of honours candidature.
9.1.3 A part-time student shall complete the requirements for the pass degree no later than
at the end of the fourth semester of candidature.
9.1.4 A part-time student shall complete the requirements for the honours degree no later
than at the end of the second semester of honours candidature.
9.1.5 All students must complete the requirements for the degree within four calendar years
of first enrolment.
9.2 A candidate for the Diploma in Health Sciences may proceed on a full-time or part-time
basis.
9.2.1 A full-time student shall complete the requirements for the Diploma in Health Sciences
no later than at the end of nine months of candidature.
9.2.2 A part-time student shall complete the requirements for the Diploma in Health Sciences
no later than at the end of the third semester of candidature.
9.2.3 All students must complete the requirements for the Diploma in Health Sciences within
three calendar years of first enrolment.
9.3 A candidate for the Certificate in Health Sciences may proceed on a full-time or part-time
basis.
9.3.1 A full-time student shall complete the requirements for the Certificate in Health
Sciences no later than at the end of the first semester of candidature.
9.3.2 A part-time student shall complete the requirements for the Certificate in Health
Sciences no later than at the end of the second semester of candidature.
9.3.3 All students must complete the requirements for the Certificate in Health Sciences
within two calendar years of first enrolment.
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10. Credit Transfer Policy
10.1 Master of Health Sciences
10.1.1 The credit granted on the basis of work completed or prior learning at another course
at this University or another university may not exceed 24 credit points.
10.1.2 The credit granted on the basis of work completed in the Graduate Certificate in
Health Sciences of this University which articulates with this degree may not exceed 24
credit points.
10.1.3 The credit granted on the basis of work completed in the Graduate Diploma in Health
Sciences of this University which articulates with this degree may not exceed 36 credit
points.
10.1.4 The credit granted on the basis of work completed at an institution other than a
university may not exceed 16 credit points.
10.1.5 Credit will not be granted for any units of study which were completed more than five
years before admission or re-admission to candidature.
10.2 Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences
10.2.1 The credit granted on the basis of work completed or prior learning at another course
at this University or another university may not exceed 18 credit points.
10.2.2 The credit granted on the basis of work completed in the Graduate Certificate in
Health Sciences of this University which articulates with this graduate diploma may not
exceed 24 credit points.
10.2.3 The credit granted on the basis of work completed at an institution other than a
university may not exceed 12 credit points.
10.2.4 Credit will not be granted for any units of study which were completed more than five
years before admission or re-admission to candidature.
10.3 Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences
10.3.1 The credit granted on the basis of work completed or prior learning at another course
at this University or another university may not exceed 12 credit points.
10.3.2 The credit granted on the basis of work completed at an institution other than a
university may not exceed 8 credit points.
10.3.3 Credit will not be granted for any units of study which were completed more than five
years before admission or re-admission to candidature.
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                                  Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Law
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Law and Graduate Diploma in Law in
the Faculty of Law are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions
indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Laws

4. Requirements for honours degrees
4.1 The degree of Master of Laws (LLM) by thesis is awarded at Honours 1, Honours 2 or
Pass level.
4.2 A candidate for the Master of Laws (LLM) by coursework who first enrolled after 1
January 1999 is not eligible for Honours unless they first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and
are currently enrolled in Honours as at 1 January 2009.
4.3 A candidate for the Master of Laws (LLM) by coursework who first enrolled before 1
January 1999 is eligible to enrol for an Honours dissertation if the candidate obtains an
average mark of 75 or above determined from the best 36 credit points. The following
conditions apply:
4.3.1 A candidate who has failed one unit of study twice or who has failed two units of study
is not eligible for Honours.
4.3.2 A candidate who wishes to offer the Postgraduate Coursework Committee an
explanation for a failure which the candidate claims to be relevant in deciding eligibility for the
award of Honours must do so as soon as possible after the failure.
4.3.3 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee or its nominee may allow a candidate to
enrol for an Honours dissertation before all required units of study have been completed.
4.3.4 The dissertation topic must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the
Postgraduate Coursework Committee after receipt of a recommendation from the Program
Coordinator.
4.3.5 When nominating a topic the candidate must outline briefly the matter to be dealt with
in the dissertation.
4.3.6 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee must appoint a full-time member of the
University's academic staff to act as supervisor for each candidate enrolled for an Honours
dissertation.
4.3.7 The required dissertation length is approximately 20,000 words.
4.3.8 The dissertation shall be at a standard determined by the Postgraduate Coursework
Committee.
4.4 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of Laws (LLM) by coursework who
first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of study required for the
degree and the Honours dissertation, is calculated as follows:
4.4.1 Where a candidate has not chosen to complete an Independent Research Project, the
average mark for the calculation of Honours is determined using the marks from:
4.4.1.1 the candidate's 36 best credit points and the dissertation; or
4.4.1.2 the candidate's 48 credit points and half of the total marks from the dissertation,
whichever is the higher.
4.4.2 Where a candidate has chosen to complete an Independent Research Project, the
average mark for the calculation of Honours is determined by using the marks from:
4.4.2.1 the candidate's 24 best credit points and the combined mark of the Independent
Research Project and the dissertation; or
4.4.2.2 the candidate's 36 best credit points and half the combined mark of the Independent
Research Project and dissertation, whichever is the higher.
4.5 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of Laws (LLM) by coursework who
first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of study required for the
Degree and the Honours dissertation but has failed a unit of study, is calculated by taking the
average mark of:
4.5.1 the candidate's 48 credit points and half the dissertation mark if the candidate has not
chosen to complete an Independent Research Project; or
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4.5.2 the candidate's 36 best credit points and half the combined mark for the Independent
Research Project and dissertation if the candidate has chosen to complete an Independent
Research Project.
4.6 The final grade for Honours for Candidates in the Master of Laws (LLM) by coursework
who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is calculated as follows:
4.6.1 First Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark is 85 percent
or above, with a discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to award First Class
Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below 85 percent.
4.6.2 Second Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within
the range 78-84 percent, with discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to
award Second Class Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below
78 percent.
4.6.3 A pass degree may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within the
range 50–77 percent.
4.6.4 A candidate's average mark for coursework is determined in accordance with section 8
of these resolutions.

8. Assessment policy
8.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master of Laws (LLM) by Coursework up to 50% of the unit of study attendance.

Graduate Diploma in Law
7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master of Laws (LLM) by Coursework up to 50% of the unit of study attendance.
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                                  Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Administrative Law and Policy
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Administrative Law and Policy in the
Faculty of Law are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated
by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Administrative Law and Policy

2. Units of study
2.4 Table of units of study: Master of Administrative Law and Policy (MALP)
2.4.2 Optional units of study
2.4.2.1 Comparative Constitutional Law
2.4.2.2 Dispute Resolution in Australia
2.4.2.3 Drugs, Drug Policy and the Law
2.4.2.4 Environmental Impact Assessment Law
2.4.2.5 Environmental Planning Law
2.4.2.6 Federal Jurisdiction
2.4.2.7 Government Regulation, Health Policy and Ethics
2.4.2.5 Immigration and Nationality Law
2.4.2.6 Judicial Review: Principles, Policy and Procedure
2.4.2.7 Law, Ageing and Disability
2.4.2.8 Local Government Law
2.4.2.9 Privacy, Surveillance and Fair Information Practices
2.4.2.10 Refugee Law
2.4.2.11 Law of Tax Administration

4. Requirements for Honours
4.1 A candidate for the Master of Administrative Law and Policy (MALP) who first enrolled
after 1 January 1999 is not eligible for Honours unless they first enrolled before 1 January
1999 and are currently enrolled in Honours as at 1 January 2009.
4.2 A candidate for the Master of Administrative Law and Policy (MALP) who first enrolled
before 1 January 1999 is eligible to enrol for an Honours dissertation if the candidate obtains
an average mark of 75 or above determined from the best 36 credit points. The following
conditions apply:
4.2.1 A candidate who has failed one unit of study twice or who has failed two units of study
is not eligible for Honours.
4.2.2 A candidate who wishes to offer the Postgraduate Coursework Committee an
explanation for a failure which the candidate claims to be relevant in deciding eligibility for the
award of Honours must do so as soon as possible after the failure.
4.2.3 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee or its nominee may allow a candidate to
enrol for an Honours dissertation before all required units of study have been completed.
4.2.4 The dissertation topic must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the
Postgraduate Coursework Committee after receipt of a recommendation from the Program
Coordinator.
4.2.5 When nominating a topic the candidate must outline briefly the matter to be dealt with
in the dissertation.
4.2.6 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee must appoint a full-time member of the
University's academic staff to act as supervisor for each candidate enrolled for an Honours
dissertation.
4.2.7 The required dissertation length is approximately 20,000 words.
4.2.8 The dissertation shall be at a standard determined by the Postgraduate Coursework
Committee.
4.3 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of Administrative Law and Policy
(MALP) who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of study
required for the degree and the Honours dissertation, is calculated:
4.3.1 using the marks from the best 36 credit points and the dissertation, or
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4.3.2 the marks from the best 48 credit points and half the dissertation, whichever is the
higher.
4.4 The award of Honours to a candidate who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who
has completed all units of study required for the Degree and the Honours dissertation but has
failed a unit of study, is calculated by taking the average of the marks from the candidate's 48
credit points and half the total marks from the dissertation.
4.5 The final grade for Honours for candidates who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is
calculated as follows:
4.5.1 The dissertation has a value of 24 credit points, producing a 72 notional credit point
denominator for the purpose of this calculation.
4.5.2 First Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark is 85 percent
or above, with a discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to award First Class
Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below 85 percent.
4.5.3 Second Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within
the range 78–84 percent, with discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to
award Second Class Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below
78 percent.
4.5.4 A pass degree may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within the
range 50–77 percent.
4.5.5 A candidate's average mark for coursework is determined in accordance with section 8
of these resolutions.

8. Assessment policy
8.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master of Administrative Law and Policy (MALP) up to 50% of the unit of study
attendance.
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                                  Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Asian and Pacific Legal Systems
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Asian and Pacific Legal Systems in
the Faculty of Law are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions
indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Asian and Pacific Legal Systems

4. Requirements for Honours
4.1 A candidate for the Master of Asian and Pacific Legal Systems (MAPLS) who first
enrolled after 1 January 1999 is not eligible for Honours unless they first enrolled before 1
January 1999 and are currently enrolled in Honours as at 1 January 2009.
4.2 A candidate for the Master of Asian and Pacific Legal Systems (MAPLS) who first
enrolled before 1 January 1999 is eligible to enrol for an Honours dissertation if the candidate
obtains an average mark of 75 or above determined from the best 36 credit points. The
following conditions apply:
4.2.1 A candidate who has failed one unit of study twice or who has failed two units of study
is not eligible for Honours.
4.2.2 A candidate who wishes to offer the Postgraduate Coursework Committee an
explanation for a failure which the candidate claims to be relevant in deciding eligibility for the
award of Honours must do so as soon as possible after the failure.
4.2.3 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee or its nominee may allow a candidate to
enrol for an Honours dissertation before all required units of study have been completed.
4.2.4 The dissertation topic must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the
Postgraduate Coursework Committee after receipt of a recommendation from the Program
Coordinator.
4.2.5 When nominating a topic the candidate must outline briefly the matter to be dealt with
in the dissertation.
4.2.6 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee must appoint a full-time member of the
University's academic staff to act as supervisor for each candidate enrolled for an Honours
dissertation.
4.2.7 The required dissertation length is approximately 20,000 words.
4.2.8 The dissertation shall be at a standard determined by the Postgraduate Coursework
Committee.
4.3 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of Asian and Pacific Legal Systems
(MAPLS) who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of study
required for the degree and the Honours dissertation, is calculated:
4.3.1 using the marks from the best 36 credit points and the dissertation, or
4.3.2 the marks from the best 48 credit points and half the dissertation, whichever is the
higher.
4.4 The award of Honours to a candidate who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who
has completed all units of study required for the degree and the Honours dissertation but has
failed a unit of study, is calculated by taking the average of the marks from the candidate's 48
credit points and half the total marks from the dissertation.
4.5 The final grade for Honours for candidates who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is
calculated as follows:
4.5.1 The dissertation has a value of 24 credit points, producing a 72 notional credit point
denominator for the purpose of this calculation.
4.5.2 First Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark is 85 percent
or above, with a discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to award First Class
Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below 85 percent.
4.5.3 Second Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within
the range 78-84 percent, with discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to
award Second Class Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below
78 percent.
4.5.4 A pass degree may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within the
range 50–77 percent.
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4.5.5 A candidate's average mark for coursework is determined in accordance with section 8
of these resolutions.

8. Assessment policy
8.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master Asian and Pacific Legal Systems (MAPLS) up to 50% of the unit of study
attendance.
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                                Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Business Law
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Business Law in the Faculty of Law
are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined,
deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Business Law

7. Assessment policy
7.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master Business Law (MBL) up to 50% of the unit of study attendance.
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                                Resolutions of the Faculty

Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law, Graduate Diploma in Corporate Securities and
Finance Law
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law and the
Graduate Diploma in Corporate Securities and Finance Law in the Faculty of Law are
amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined,
deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law
2. Units of study
2.3 List of units of study: Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law (GradDipCommLaw)
2.3.1 Optional units of study
2.3.1.1 Advanced Financing Techniques
2.3.1.1.1 Candidates who do not have a background in Australian corporate law are
encouraged to undertake Introductory Corporate Law and possibly Debt Financing or Equity
Financing before taking this unit.
2.3.1.2 Advanced International Trade Regulation World Trade Organisation Law II
2.3.1.3 Chinese Legal System and Foreign Investment Law
2.3.1.3 Comparative Competition Law
2.3.1.4 Comparative Constitutional Law
2.3.1.5 Consumer Protection Law - Regulation of Unfair Marketing Practices
2.3.1.6 Corporate Fundraising
2.3.1.7 Current Issues in Defamation Law
2.3.1.8 Debt Financing
2.3.1.8.1 Candidates who do not have a background in Australian corporate law are
encouraged to undertake Introductory Corporate Law before taking this unit.
2.3.1.9 Equity Financing
2.3.2.9.1 Candidates who do not have a background in Australian corporate law are
encouraged to undertake Introductory Corporate Law before taking this unit.
2.3.2.10 Insolvency Law
2.3.2.11 Intellectual Property: Issues in Marketing Rights
2.3.2.12 International Business Law
2.3.2.13 International Commercial Arbitration
2.3.1.14 International Trade Regulation World Trade Organisation Law I
2.3.1.15 Issues in the Law of Copyright
2.3.1.16 Maritime Law
2.3.1.17 Modern Corporate Governance
2.3.1.18 Principles of Defamation Law
2.3.1.19 Privacy, Surveillance and Fair Information Practices
2.3.1.20 Regulation of Collective Investments
2.3.1.21 Regulation of Derivatives, Products and Markets
2.3.1.21 Restitution for Ineffective Contracts
2.3.1.22 Restitution for Unjust Enrichment
2.3.1.23 Takeovers and Reconstructions
2.3.1.24 The Legal System of the European Union
2.3.1.25 Trade and Commerce in European Law

7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law (GradDipCommLaw) up to 50% of the
unit of study attendance.
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Graduate Diploma in Corporate Securities and Finance Law
2. Units of study
2.3 Table of units of study: Graduate Diploma in Corporate Securities and Finance Law
(GradDipCorpLaw)
2.3.1 Optional units of study
2.3.1.1 In addition to the subjects listed in 2.3.1.2-2.3.1.21, candidates may also take one
unit of study not on the prescribed list, including from among those units listed for the Master
of Taxation (MTax).
2.3.1.2 Advanced Financing Techniques
2.3.1.2.1 Candidates who do not have a background in Australian corporate law are
encouraged to undertake Introductory Corporate Law and possibly Debt Financing or Equity
Financing before taking this unit.
2.3.1.3 Advanced International Trade Regulation World Trade Organisation Law II
2.3.1.4 Comparative Competition Law
2.3.1.5 Comparative Corporate Taxation
2.3.1.6 Comparative International Taxation
2.3.1.7 Corporate Fundraising
2.3.1.8 Corporate Taxation
2.3.1.9 Debt Financing
2.3.1.9.1 Candidates who do not have a background in Australian corporate law are
encouraged to undertake Introductory Corporate Law before taking this unit.
2.3.1.10 Doing Business in China
2.3.1.11 Equity Financing
2.3.1.11.1 Candidates who do not have a background in Australian corporate law are
encouraged to undertake Introductory Corporate Law before taking this unit.
2.3.1.12 Intellectual Property: Issues in Marketing Rights
2.3.1.13 International Business Law
2.3.1.14 International Commercial Arbitration
2.3.1.15 International Trade Regulation World Trade Organisation Law I
2.3.1.16 Labour Law in the New Economy
2.3.1.17 Modern Corporate Governance
2.3.1.18 Regulation of Derivatives Products & Markets
2.3.1.18 Stamp Duties
2.3.1.19 Takeovers and Reconstructions
2.3.1.20 Taxation of Financial Transactions
2.3.1.20.1 This unit replaces Taxation of Financial Institutions and Financial Transactions. It
is recommended that candidates who are not working in the field of tax and have not
completed an undergraduate tax unit in Australia in the past five years undertake The Impact
of Tax on Business Structures and Operations before enrolling in this unit.

7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Graduate Diploma in Corporate Securities and Finance Law (GradDipCorpLaw)
up to 50% of the unit of study attendance.
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                                  Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Criminology, Graduate Diploma in Criminology
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Criminology and Graduate Diploma
in Criminology in the Faculty of Law are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as
follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Criminology

2. Units of study
2.5 Table of units of study: Master of Criminology (MCrim) by Coursework
2.5.2 Optional units of study
2.5.2.1 Advanced Criminal Law Contemporary Challenges for Criminal Law
2.5.2.1.1 This unit is only available to candidates who have completed an undergraduate unit
of study in criminal law or equivalent.
2.5.2.2 Advanced Forensic Psychiatry
2.5.2.2.1 This unit of study is only available to candidates who have completed Forensic
Psychiatry.
2.5.2.3 Contemporary Crime Issues
2.5.2.4 Critical Issues in Crime Research and Policy
2.5.2.4.1 This unit of study is only available to candidates who have completed Crime,
Research and Policy.
2.5.2.5 Criminal Justice: Developments in Prevention and Control
2.5.2.6 Criminal Procedures
2.5.2.7 Death Law
2.5.2.8 Environmental Criminology
2.5.2.9 Explaining Punishment
2.5.2.10 Forensic Psychiatry
2.5.2.11 Gender, Race and Crime
2.5.2.12 Hate Crime
2.5.2.13 International and Comparative Criminal Justice
2.5.2.14 Policing Australian Society
2.5.2.15 Policing Bodies: Crime, Sexuality and Reproduction
2.5.2.16 Young People, Crime and the Law

4. Requirements for honours degrees
4.1 The degree of Master of Criminology (MCrim) by thesis is awarded at Honours 1,
Honours 2 or Pass level.
4.2 A candidate for the Master of Criminology (MCrim) who first enrolled after 1 January
1999 is not eligible for Honours unless they first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and are
currently enrolled in Honours as at 1 January 2009.
4.3 A Candidate for the Master of Criminology (MCrim) by coursework who first enrolled
before 1 January 1999 and who attains the required standard is eligible to enrol for an
Honours dissertation. The following conditions apply:
4.3.1 A candidate who has failed one unit of study twice or who has failed two units of study
is not eligible for Honours.
4.3.2 A candidate who wishes to offer the Postgraduate Coursework Committee an
explanation for a failure which the candidate claims to be relevant in deciding eligibility for the
award of Honours must do so as soon as possible after the failure.
4.3.3 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee or its nominee may allow a candidate to
enrol for an Honours dissertation before all required units of study have been completed.
4.3.4 The dissertation topic must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the
Postgraduate Coursework Committee after receipt of a recommendation from the Program
Coordinator.
4.3.5 When nominating a topic the candidate must outline briefly the matter to be dealt with
in the dissertation.
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4.3.6 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee must appoint a full-time member of the
University's academic staff to act as supervisor for each candidate enrolled for an Honours
dissertation.
4.3.7 The required dissertation length is approximately 20,000 words.
4.3.8 The dissertation shall be at a standard determined by the Postgraduate Coursework
Committee.
4.4 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of Criminology (MCrim) by
coursework who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of
study required for the Degree and the Honours dissertation, is calculated as follows:
4.4.1 Where a candidate has not chosen to complete a Criminology Research Project, the
average mark for the calculation of Honours is determined using the marks from:
4.4.1.1 the candidate's 36 best credit points and the dissertation; or
4.4.1.2 the candidate's 48 credit points and half of the total marks from the dissertation,
whichever is the higher.
4.4.2 Where a candidate has chosen to complete a Criminology Research Project, the
average mark for the calculation of Honours is determined by using the marks from:
4.4.2.1 the candidate's 24 best credit points and the combined mark of the Criminology
Research Project and the dissertation; or
4.4.2.2 the candidate's 36 best credit points and half the combined mark of the Criminology
Research Project and dissertation, whichever is the higher.
4.5 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of Criminology (MCrim) by
coursework who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of
study required for the degree and the Honours dissertation but has failed a unit of study, is
calculated by taking the average mark of:
4.5.1 the candidate's 48 credit points and half the dissertation mark if the candidate has not
chosen to complete a Criminology Research Project; or
4.5.2 the candidate's 36 best credit points and half the combined mark for the Criminology
Research Project and dissertation if the candidate has chosen to complete a Criminology
Research Project.
4.6 The final grade for Honours for Candidates in the Master of Criminology (MCrim) by
coursework who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is calculated as follows:
4.6.1 First Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark is 85 percent
or above, with a discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to award First Class
Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below 85 percent.
4.6.2 Second Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within
the range 78-84 percent, with discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to
award Second Class Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below
78 percent.
4.6.3 A pass degree may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within the
range 50–77 percent.
4.6.4 A candidate's average mark for coursework is determined in accordance with section 8
of these resolutions.

8. Assessment policy
8.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master of Criminology (MCrim) by coursework up to 50% of the unit of study
attendance.

Graduate Diploma in Criminology

7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Graduate Diploma in Criminology (GradDipCrim) up to 50% of the unit of study
attendance.
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                                  Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Environment Law, Master of Environmental Science and Law, Graduate
Diploma in Environment Law
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Environment Law, the Master of
Environmental Science and Law and Graduate Diploma in Environment Law in the Faculty of
Law are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by
underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Environmental Law

2. Units of study
2.4 List of units of study: Master of Environmental Law (MEL)
2.4.2 Optional units of study
2.4.2.1 Administrative Law
2.4.2.2 Asia Pacific Environmental Law
2.4.2.3 Asia Pacific Environmental Law Journal
2.4.2.4 Biodiversity Law
2.4.2.5 Comparative Environmental Law
2.4.2.6 Dispute Resolution in Australia
2.4.2.7 Environmental Criminology
2.4.2.8 Environmental Dispute Resolution
2.4.2.9 Environmental Economics
2.4.2.9.1 Candidates who have previously completed Public Policy are not permitted to enrol
in this unit.
2.4.2.10 Environmental Impact Assessment Law
2.4.2.11 Environmental Planning Law
2.4.2.12 European Environmental Law
2.4.2.13 Heritage Law
2.4.2.14 Integrated Natural Resources Management
2.4.2.15 International Environmental Law
2.4.2.16 International Law and Australian Institutions
2.4.2.17 Judicial Review - Principles, Policy and Procedure
2.4.2.18 Law and Legal Culture in Asia/Pacific (12 credit points)
2.4.2.19 Law of the Sea
2.4.2.20 Local Government Law
2.4.2.21 Modern Corporate Governance
2.4.2.22 Native Title – Perspectives on Co-existence
2.4.2.23 Pollution Law
2.4.2.24 Protection of the Antarctic Environment
2.4.2.25 Public Policy
2.4.2.25.1 Candidates who have completed Public Sector Policy 1, Taxation and Social
Policy or Environmental Economics are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
2.4.2.26 Sustainable Development Law in China (12 credit points)

4. Requirements for honours degrees
4.1 A candidate for the Master of Environmental Law (MEL) who first enrolled after 1 January
1999 is not eligible for Honours unless they first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and are
currently enrolled in Honours as at 1 January 2009.
4.2 A candidate for the Master of Environmental Law (MEL) who first enrolled before 1
January 1999 is eligible to enrol for an Honours dissertation if the candidate obtains an
average mark of 75 or above determined from the best 36 credit points. The following
conditions apply:
4.2.1 A candidate who has failed one unit of study twice or who has failed two units of study
is not eligible for Honours.
4.2.2 A candidate who wishes to offer the Postgraduate Coursework Committee an
explanation for a failure which the candidate claims to be relevant in deciding eligibility for the
award of Honours must do so as soon as possible after the failure.
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4.2.3 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee or its nominee may allow a candidate to
enrol for an Honours dissertation before all required units of study have been completed.
4.2.4 The dissertation topic must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the
Postgraduate Coursework Committee after receipt of a recommendation from the Program
Coordinator.
4.2.5 When nominating a topic the candidate must outline briefly the matter to be dealt with
in the dissertation.
4.2.6 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee must appoint a full-time member of the
University's academic staff to act as supervisor for each candidate enrolled for an Honours
dissertation.
4.2.7 The required dissertation length is approximately 20,000 words.
4.2.8 The dissertation shall be at a standard determined by the Postgraduate Coursework
Committee.
4.3 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of Environmental Law (MEL) who first
enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of study required for the
degree and the Honours dissertation, is calculated:
4.3.1 using the marks from the best 36 credit points and the dissertation or
4.3.2 the marks from the best 48 credit points and half the dissertation, whichever is the
higher.
4.4 The award of Honours to a candidate who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who
has completed all units of study required for the degree and the Honours dissertation but has
failed a unit of study, is calculated by taking the average of the marks from the candidate's 48
credit points and half the total marks from the dissertation.
4.5 The final grade for Honours for candidates who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is
calculated as follows:
4.5.1 The dissertation has a value of 24 credit points, producing a 72 notional credit point
denominator for the purpose of this calculation.
4.5.2 First Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark is 85 percent
or above, with a discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to award First Class
Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below 85 percent.
4.5.3 Second Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within
the range 78–84 percent, with discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to
award Second Class Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below
78 percent.
4.5.4 A Pass degree may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within the
range 50–77 percent.
4.5.5 A candidate's average mark for coursework is determined in accordance with section 8
of these resolutions.

8. Assessment policy
8.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master Environmental Law (MEL) up to 50% of the unit of study attendance.

Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law

7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law (GradDipEnvLaw) up to 50% of the
unit of study attendance.

Master of Environmental Science and Law

4. Details of units of study
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4.1 The units of study for the Master of Environmental Science and Law are listed in the
following table (in accordance with requirements in subsection 3):
        Unit of study
        Unless otherwise indicated, all units are worth 6 credit points
        Core units
        LAWS6252                  Legal Reasoning and Common Law System
        LAWS6044                  Environmental Law and Policy
        Science Units (* = recommended)
        ENVI5501                  Environmental Research Project (12cp)
        ENVI5705*                 Ecological Principles for Environmental Scientists
        ENVI5707                  Energy - Sources, Uses and Alternatives
        ENVI5708*                 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
        ENVI5808*                 Applied Ecology for Environmental Scientists
        ENVI5809                  Computer Modeling and Resource Management
        GEOG5001                  Geographic Information Science A
        GEOG5002                  Geographic Information Science B
        MARS5001                  Coastal Processes and Systems
        WILD5001                  Australasian Wildlife: Introduction
        WILD5002                  Australasian Wildlife: Field Studies
        Law units (# = offered every second year)
        LAWS6041                  Environmental Dispute Resolution
        LAWS6042                  Environmental Economics
        LAWS6043                  Environmental Impact Assessment Law
        LAWS6045                  Environmental Planning Law
        LAWSXXXX                  European Environmental Law
        LAWS6055                  Heritage Law
        LAWS6081                  Integrated Natural Resources Management
        LAWS6061                  International Environmental Law
        LAWS6082#                 Pollution Law
        LAWS6154                  Sustainable Development Law in China
        LAWS6163                  Energy Law
        LAWS6165                  Biodiversity Law
        LAWS6186                  Native Title - Co-Existence Perspectives
        LAWS6191#                 Water Law
        LAWS6257                  Public Policy
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                                 Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Health Law, Graduate Diploma in Health Law, Graduate Diploma in Public
Health Law
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Health Law, Graduate Diploma in
Health Law and Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law in the Faculty of Law are amended,
with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions
indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Health Law

2. Units of study
2.4 Table of units of study: Master of Health Law (MHL)
2.4.1 Compulsory units of study
2.4.1.1 Health Law for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health Professionals or
Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System
2.4.1.1.1 Candidates in the Master of Health Law (MHL) who do not hold a law degree or
equivalent qualification as specified in 1.5 of these resolutions must enrol in either Health
Law for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health Professionals or Legal
Reasoning and the Common Law System, but not both. Candidates are encouraged to enrol
in Health Law for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health Professionals where
possible.
2.4.1.1.2 Candidates must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in either Health Law
for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health Professionals or Legal Reasoning and
the Common Law System before being permitted to enrol in other law units.
2.4.1.2 In addition to the requirements in 2.4.1.1, candidates are required to complete 3 out
of the following 4 units of study:
2.4.1.2.1 Government Regulation, Health Policy and Ethics
2.4.1.2.2 Health Care and Professional Liability
2.4.1.2.3 Information Rights in Health Care
2.4.1.2.4 Critical Issues in Public Health Law
2.4.1.2.4.1 The unit of study New Directions in Public Health Law and Policy may be
substituted for Critical Issues in Public Health Law as a compulsory unit for credit towards the
Master of Health Law (MHL).
2.4.2 Optional units of study
2.4.2.1 Advanced Forensic Psychiatry
2.4.2.2 Death Law
2.4.2.3 Dispute Resolution in Australia
2.4.2.4 Drugs, Drug Policy and the Law
2.4.2.5 Forensic Psychiatry
2.4.2.6 Genetics and the Law
2.4.2.7 Health Law and Globalisation
2.4.2.8 Law, Ageing and Disability
2.4.2.9 Law, Ethics and the Autonomy Rationale
2.4.2.10 Law Reform: Processes, Practices and Problems
2.4.2.11 Legal Issues in Health Care and Technology
2.4.2.12 Mediation - Skills and Theory
2.4.2.13 New Directions in Public Health Law and Policy
2.4.2.14 Policing Bodies: Crime, Sexuality and Reproduction
2.4.2.15 Privacy, Surveillance and Fair Information Practices
2.4.2.15 Reproduction and the Law

4. Requirements for Honours degrees
4.1 A candidate for the Master of Health Law (MHL) who first enrolled after 1 January 1999 is
not eligible for Honours unless they first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and are currently
enrolled in Honours as at 1 January 2009.
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4.2 A candidate for the Master of Health Law (MHL) who first enrolled before 1 January 1999
is eligible to enrol for an Honours dissertation if the candidate obtains an average mark of 75
or above determined from the best 36 credit points. The following conditions apply:
4.2.1 A candidate who has failed one unit of study twice or who has failed two units of study
is not eligible for Honours.
4.2.2 A candidate who wishes to offer the Postgraduate Coursework Committee an
explanation for a failure which the candidate claims to be relevant in deciding eligibility for the
award of Honours must do so as soon as possible after the failure.
4.2.3 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee or its nominee may allow a candidate to
enrol for an Honours dissertation before all required units of study have been completed.
4.2.4 The dissertation topic must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the
Postgraduate Coursework Committee after receipt of a recommendation from the Program
Coordinator.
4.2.5 When nominating a topic the candidate must outline briefly the matter to be dealt with
in the dissertation.
4.2.6 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee must appoint a full-time member of the
University's academic staff to act as supervisor for each candidate enrolled for an Honours
dissertation.
4.2.7 The required dissertation length is approximately 20,000 words.
4.2.8 The dissertation shall be at a standard determined by the Postgraduate Coursework
Committee.
4.3 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of Health Law (MHL) who first
enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of study required for the
degree and the Honours dissertation, is calculated:
4.3.1 using the marks from the best 36 credit points and the dissertation, or
4.3.2 the marks from the best 48 credit points and half the dissertation, whichever is the
higher.
4.4 The award of Honours to a candidate who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who
has completed all units of study required for the degree and the Honours dissertation but has
failed a unit of study, is calculated by taking the average of the marks from the candidate's 48
credit points and half the total marks from the dissertation.
4.5 The final grade for Honours for candidates who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is
calculated as follows:
4.5.1 The dissertation has a value of 24 credit points, producing a 72 notional credit point
denominator for the purpose of this calculation.
4.5.2 First Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark is 85 percent
or above, with a discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to award First Class
Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below 85 percent.
4.5.3 Second Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within
the range 78–84 percent, with discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to
award Second Class Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below
78 percent.
4.5.4 A Pass degree may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within the
range 50–77 percent.
4.5.5 A candidate's average mark for coursework is determined in accordance with section 8
of these resolutions.

8. Assessment policy
8.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master Health Law (MHL) up to 50% of the unit of study attendance.
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Graduate Diploma in Health Law

2. Units of study
2.4 Table of units of study: Graduate Diploma in Health Law (GradDipHL)
2.4.1 Compulsory units of study
2.4.1.1 Health Law for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health Professionals or
Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System
2.4.1.1.1 Candidates in the Graduate Diploma in Health Law (GradDipHL) who do not hold a
law degree or equivalent qualification as specified in 1.5 of these resolutions must enrol in
either Health Law for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health Professionals or
Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System, but not both. Candidates are encouraged to
enrol in Health Law for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health Professionals
where possible.
2.4.1.1.2 Candidates must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in either Health Law
for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health Professionals or Legal Reasoning and
the Common Law System before being permitted to enrol in other law units.
2.4.1.2 Health Care and Professional Liability
2.4.1.3 Information Rights in Health Care
2.4.2 Optional units of study
2.4.2.1 Advanced Forensic Psychiatry
2.4.2.2 Critical Issues in Public Health Law
2.4.2.3 Death Law
2.4.2.4 Dispute Resolution in Australia
2.4.2.5 Drugs, Drug Policy and the Law
2.4.2.6 Forensic Psychiatry
2.4.2.7 Genetics and the Law
2.4.2.8 Government Regulation, Health Policy and Ethics
2.4.2.9 Health Law and Globalisation
2.4.2.10 Law, Ageing and Disability
2.4.2.11 Law, Ethics and the Autonomy Rationale
2.4.2.12 Law Reform: Processes, Practices and Problems
2.4.2.13 Legal Issues in Health Care and Technology
2.4.2.14 Mediation - Skills and Theory
2.4.2.15 New Directions in Public Health Law and Policy
2.4.2.16 Policing Bodies: Crime, Sexuality and Reproduction
2.4.2.15 Privacy, Surveillance and Fair Information Practices
2.4.2.17 Reproduction and the Law

7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Graduate Diploma in Health Law (GradDipHL) up to 50% of the unit of study
attendance.

Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law

2. Units of study
2.4 Table of units of study: Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law (GradDipPubHL)
2.4.1 Compulsory units of study
2.4.1.1 Health Law for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health Professionals or
Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System
2.4.1.1.1 Candidates in the Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law (GradDipPubHL) who do
not hold a law degree or equivalent qualification as specified in 1.5 of these resolutions must
enrol in either Health Law for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health
Professionals or Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System, but not both. Candidates
are encouraged to enrol in Health Law for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health
Professionals where possible.
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2.4.1.1.2 Candidates must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in either Health Law
for Health Professionals Introduction to Law for Health Professionals or Legal Reasoning and
the Common Law System before being permitted to enrol in other law units.
2.4.1.2 Critical Issues in Public Health Law
2.4.1.3 New Directions in Public Health Law and Policy
2.4.2 Optional units of study
2.4.2.1 Drugs, Drug Policy and the Law
2.4.2.2 Genetics and the Law
2.4.2.3 Government, Regulation, Health Policy and Ethics
2.4.2.4 Health Law and Globalisation
2.4.2.5 Law, Ageing and Disability
2.4.2.6 Legal Issues in Health Care and Technology
2.4.2.7 Policing Bodies: Crime, Sexuality and Reproduction
2.4.2.8 Pollution Law
2.4.2.8 Privacy, Surveillance and Fair Information Practices
2.4.2.9 Reproduction and the Law
2.4.2.10 Work Safety

7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law (GradDipPubHL) up to 50% of the unit
of study attendance.
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                                Resolutions of the Faculty

Graduate Diploma in International Business Law
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Graduate Diploma in International Business
Law in the Faculty of Law are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows
(additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Graduate Diploma in International Business Law

2. Units of study
2.4 Table of units of study: Graduate Diploma in International Business Law
(GradDipIntBusL)
2.4.1 Core units of study
2.4.1.1 Candidates are required to complete at least 2 out of the following units of study:
2.4.1.1.1 Comparative International Taxation
2.4.1.1.2 International Business Law
2.4.1.1.3 International Commercial Arbitration
2.4.1.1.4 International Trade Regulation World Trade Organisation Law I
2.4.2 Optional units of study
2.4.2.1 Advanced International Trade Regulation World Trade Organisation Law II
2.4.2.2 Chinese Legal System and Foreign Investment Law
2.4.2.2 Comparative Competition Law
2.4.2.3 Comparative Corporate Taxation
2.4.2.4 Comparative Value Added Tax
2.4.2.5 Doing Business in China
2.4.2.6 GST - International Issues
2.4.2.7 International Investment Law
2.4.2.8 Introduction to Chinese Law
2.4.2.8.1 Candidates who have previously completed Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal
Systems (12 credit points) are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
2.4.2.9 Law and Society in Indonesia
2.4.2.10 Maritime Law
2.4.2.11 Modern Corporate Governance
2.4.2.12 Public International Law
2.4.2.13 Tax Law in Asia and the Pacific
2.4.2.14 Tax Treaties
2.4.2.15 The Legal System of the European Union
2.4.2.16 Trade and Commerce in European Law
2.4.2.17 Transfer Pricing in International Taxation

7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Graduate Diploma in International Business Law (GradDipIntBusL) up to 50% of
the unit of study attendance.
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                               Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of International Law, Graduate Diploma in International Law
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of International Law and Graduate
Diploma in International Law in the Faculty of Law are amended, with effect from 1 January
2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of International Law

2. Units of study
2.4 List of units of study: Master of International Law (MIL)
2.4.2 Core units of study
2.4.2.1 International Business Law
2.4.2.2 International Commercial Arbitration
2.4.2.3 International Environmental Law
2.4.2.4 International Human Rights
2.4.2.5 International Law and the Use of Armed Force
2.4.2.6 International Trade Regulation World Trade Organisation Law I
2.4.2.7 Law and Society in Indonesia
2.4.2.8 Law of the Sea
2.4.2.9 Protection of the Antarctic Environment
2.4.2.10 Refugee Law
2.4.2.11 Theories of International Law
2.4.3 Optional units of study
2.4.3.1 Advanced International Trade Regulation World Trade Organisation Law II
2.4.3.2 Asia Pacific Environmental Law
2.4.3.3 Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems (12 credit points)
2.4.3.3.1 Candidates undertaking this unit are not permitted to enrol in Introduction to
Chinese Law.
2.4.3.4 Chinese Legal System & Foreign Investment Law
2.4.3.4 Comparative Competition Law
2.4.3.5 Comparative Constitutional Law
2.4.3.6 Comparative Environmental Law
2.4.3.7 Comparative International Taxation
2.4.3.8 Doing Business in China
2.4.3.9 European Environmental Law
2.4.3.10 Health Law and Globalisation
2.4.3.11 Human Rights and the Global Economy
2.4.3.12 Immigration and Nationality Law
2.4.3.13 International and Comparative Criminal Justice
2.4.3.14 International Investment Law
2.4.3.15 International Law Research Project (12 credit points)
2.4.3.16 Introduction to Chinese Law
2.4.3.16.1 Candidates who have previously completed Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal
Systems (12 credit points) are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
2.4.3.17 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System
2.4.3.17.1 Candidates who do not hold a law degree or equivalent qualification may
undertake this unit prior to enrolling in other law units.
2.4.3.18 Maritime Law
2.4.3.19 Sustainable Development Law in China (12 credit points)
2.4.3.20 Tax Law in Asia and the Pacific
2.4.3.21 Tax Treaties
2.4.3.22 The Legal System of the European Union
2.4.3.23 Trade and Commerce in European Law

7. Assessment policy
7.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
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requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master International Law (MIL) up to 50% of the unit of study attendance..

Graduate Diploma in International Law

2. Units of study
2.4 Table of units of study: Graduate Diploma in International Law (GradDipIL)
2.4.2 Core units of study
2.4.2.1 International Business Law
2.4.2.2 International Commercial Arbitration
2.4.2.3 International Environmental Law
2.4.2.4 International Human Rights
2.4.2.5 International Law and the Use of Armed Force
2.4.2.6 International Trade Regulation World Trade Organisation Law I
2.4.2.7 Law and Society in Indonesia
2.4.2.8 Law of the Sea
2.4.2.9 Protection of the Antarctic Environment
2.4.2.10 Refugee Law
2.4.2.11 Theories of International Law
2.4.3 Optional units of study
2.4.3.1 Advanced International Trade Regulation World Trade Organisation Law II
2.4.3.2 Asia Pacific Environmental Law
2.4.3.3 Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems (12 credit points)
2.4.3.3.1 Candidates undertaking this unit are not permitted to enrol in Introduction to
Chinese Law.
2.4.3.4 Chinese Legal System & Foreign Investment Law
2.4.3.4 Comparative Competition Law
2.4.3.5 Comparative Environmental Law
2.4.3.6 Comparative International Taxation
2.4.3.7 Doing Business in China
2.4.3.8 European Environmental Law
2.4.3.9 Health Law and Globalisation
2.4.3.10 Human Rights and the Global Economy
2.4.3.11 Immigration and Nationality Law
2.4.3.12 International and Comparative Criminal Justice
2.4.3.13 International Investment Law
2.4.3.14 Introduction to Chinese Law
2.4.3.14.1 Candidates who have previously completed Chinese Laws & Chinese Legal
Systems (12 cp) are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
2.4.3.15 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System
2.4.3.15.1 Candidates who do not hold a law degree or equivalent qualification may
undertake this unit prior to enrolling in other law units.
2.4.3.16 Maritime Law
2.4.3.17 Sustainable Development Law in China (12 credit points)
2.4.3.18 Tax Law in Asia and the Pacific
2.4.3.19 Tax Treaties
2.4.3.20 The Legal System of the European Union
2.4.3.21 Trade and Commerce in European Law

7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Graduate Diploma in International Law up to 50% of the unit of study
attendance.
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                                  Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Jurisprudence, Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Jurisprudence and Graduate Diploma
in Jurisprudence in the Faculty of Law are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as
follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Jurisprudence

4. Requirements for honours degrees
4.1 A candidate for the Master of Jurisprudence (MJur) who first enrolled after 1 January
1999 is not eligible for Honours unless they first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and are
currently enrolled in Honours as at 1 January 2009.
4.2 A candidate for the Master of Jurisprudence (MJur) who first enrolled before 1 January
1999 is eligible to enrol for an Honours dissertation if the candidate obtains an average mark
of 75 or above determined from the marks obtained in the best 24 credit points and the
research project. The following conditions apply:
4.2.1 A candidate who has failed one unit of study twice or who has failed two units of study
is not eligible for Honours.
4.2.2 A candidate who wishes to offer the Postgraduate Coursework Committee an
explanation for a failure which the candidate claims to be relevant in deciding eligibility for the
award of Honours must do so as soon as possible after the failure.
4.2.3 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee or its nominee may allow a candidate to
enrol for an Honours dissertation before all required units of study have been completed.
4.2.4 The dissertation topic must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the
Postgraduate Coursework Committee after receipt of a recommendation from the Program
Coordinator.
4.2.5 When nominating a topic the candidate must outline briefly the matter to be dealt with
in the dissertation.
4.2.6 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee must appoint a full-time member of the
University's academic staff to act as supervisor for each candidate enrolled for an Honours
dissertation.
4.2.7 The required dissertation length is approximately 20,000 words.
4.2.8 The dissertation shall be at a standard determined by the Postgraduate Coursework
Committee.
4.3 The award of Honours to a candidate for the Master of Jurisprudence (MJur) who first
enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of study required for the
degree, the Jurisprudence Research Project and the Honours dissertation, is calculated:
4.3.1 using the marks of the candidate's 24 best credit points, the Jurisprudence Research
Project and the dissertation.
4.4 The award of Honours to a candidate who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who
has completed all units of study required for the degree, the Jurisprudence Research Project
and the Honours dissertation, but has failed a unit of study, is calculated by taking the
average mark of the candidate's 36 best credit points, the Jurisprudence Research Project
and half total marks from the dissertation.
4.5 The final grade for Honours for candidates who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is
calculated as follows:
4.5.1 The dissertation has a value of 24 credit points, producing a 72 notional credit point
denominator for the purpose of this calculation.
4.5.2 First Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark is 85 percent
or above, with a discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to award First Class
Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below 85 percent.
4.5.3 Second Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within
the range 78–84 percent, with discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to
award Second Class Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below
78 percent.
4.5.4 A pass degree may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within the
range 50–77 percent.
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4.5.5 A candidate's average mark for coursework is determined in accordance with section 8
of these resolutions.

8. Assessment policy
8.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master Jurisprudence up to 50% of the unit of study attendance..

Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence

7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence up to 50% of the unit of study attendance.
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                                  Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Labour Law and Relations
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Labour Law and Relations in the
Faculty of Law are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated
by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Labour Law and Relations

2. Units of study
2.4 Table of units of study: Master of Labour Law and Relations (MLLR)
2.4.2 Optional units of study
2.4.2.1 Advanced Employment Law
2.4.2.2 Comparative Industrial Law
2.4.2.3 Discrimination in the Workplace
2.4.2.4 Dispute Resolution in Australia
2.4.2.5 Immigration and Labour Law
2.4.2.6 Labour Law in the New Economy
2.4.2.7 Mediation - Skills and Theory
2.4.2.8 Trade Union Law
2.4.2.8 Workplace Bargaining
2.4.2.9 Work Safety

4. Requirements for honours degrees
4.1 A candidate for the Master of Labour Law and Relations (MLLR) who first enrolled after 1
January 1999 is not eligible for Honours unless they first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and
are currently enrolled in Honours as at 1 January 2009.
4.2 A candidate for the Master of Labour Law and Relations (MLLR) who first enrolled before
1 January 1999 is eligible to enrol for an Honours dissertation if the candidate obtains an
average mark of 75 or above determined from the best 36 credit points. The following
conditions apply:
4.2.1 A candidate who has failed one unit of study twice or who has failed two units of study
is not eligible for Honours.
4.2.2 A candidate who wishes to offer the Postgraduate Coursework Committee an
explanation for a failure which the candidate claims to be relevant in deciding eligibility for the
award of Honours must do so as soon as possible after the failure.
4.2.3 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee or its nominee may allow a candidate to
enrol for an Honours dissertation before all required units of study have been completed.
4.2.4 The dissertation topic must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the
Postgraduate Coursework Committee after receipt of a recommendation from the Program
Coordinator.
4.2.5 When nominating a topic the candidate must outline briefly the matter to be dealt with
in the dissertation.
4.2.6 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee must appoint a full-time member of the
University's academic staff to act as supervisor for each candidate enrolled for an Honours
dissertation.
4.2.7 The required dissertation length is approximately 20,000 words.
4.2.8 The dissertation shall be at a standard determined by the Postgraduate Coursework
Committee.
4.3 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of Labour Law and Relations (MLLR)
who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of study required
for the degree and the Honours dissertation, is calculated:
4.3.1 using the marks from the best 36 credit points and the dissertation or
4.3.2 the marks from the best 48 credit points and half the dissertation, whichever is the
higher.
4.4 The award of Honours to a candidate who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who
has completed all units of study required for the degree and the Honours dissertation but has
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failed a unit of study, is calculated by taking the average of the marks from the candidate's 48
credit points and half the total marks from the dissertation.
4.5 The final grade for Honours for candidates who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is
calculated as follows:
4.5.1 The dissertation has a value of 24 credit points, producing a 72 notional credit point
denominator for the purpose of this calculation.
4.5.2 First Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark is 85 percent
or above, with a discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to award First Class
Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below 85 percent.
4.5.3 Second Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within
the range 78-84 percent, with discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to
award Second Class Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below
78 percent.
4.5.4 A pass degree may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within the
range 50–77 percent.
4.5.5 A candidate's average mark for coursework is determined in accordance with section 8
of these resolutions.

8. Assessment policy
8.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master of Labour Law and Relations (MLLR) up to 50% of the unit of study
attendance.
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                                  Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of International Taxation, Master of Taxation, Graduate Diploma in Taxation
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of International Taxation, Master of
Taxation and Graduate Diploma in Taxation in the Faculty of Law are amended, with effect
from 1 January 2009, as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by
strikethrough):

Master of International Taxation

2. Units of study
2.4 Table of units of study: Master of International Taxation (MIntTax)
2.4.2 Optional units of study
2.4.2.1 Advanced Goods and Services Tax
2.4.2.2 Australian International Taxation
2.4.2.3 Comparative Corporate Taxation
2.4.2.4 Comparative Value Added Tax
2.4.2.5 GST – International Issues
2.4.2.6 Public Policy
2.4.2.6.1 Candidates who have completed Public Sector Policy 1, Taxation and Social Policy
or Environmental Economics are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
2.4.2.7 Law of Tax Administration
2.4.2.8 Tax Law in Asia and the Pacific
2.4.2.9 Tax Treaties
2.4.2.10 Taxation of Business and Investment Income A
2.4.2.10.1 This unit replaces New Income Tax System. Candidates who have previously
completed New Income Tax System are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
2.4.2.11 Taxation of Controlled Foreign Companies, Foreign Investment Funds and
Transferor Trusts
2.4.2.12 Transfer Pricing in International Taxation

4. Requirements for honours degrees
4.1 A candidate for the Master of International Taxation (MIntTax) who first enrolled after 1
January 1999 is not eligible for Honours unless they first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and
are currently enrolled in Honours as at 1 January 2009.
4.2 A candidate for the Master of International Taxation (MIntTax) who first enrolled before 1
January 1999 is eligible to enrol for an Honours dissertation if the candidate obtains an
average mark of 75 or above determined from the best 36 credit points. The following
conditions apply:
4.2.1 A candidate who has failed one unit of study twice or who has failed two units of study
is not eligible for Honours.
4.2.2 A candidate who wishes to offer the Postgraduate Coursework Committee an
explanation for a failure which the candidate claims to be relevant in deciding eligibility for the
award of Honours must do so as soon as possible after the failure.
4.2.3 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee or its nominee may allow a candidate to
enrol for an Honours dissertation before all required units of study have been completed.
4.2.4 The dissertation topic must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the
Postgraduate Coursework Committee after receipt of a recommendation from the Program
Coordinator.
4.2.5 When nominating a topic the candidate must outline briefly the matter to be dealt with
in the dissertation.
4.2.6 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee must appoint a full-time member of the
University's academic staff to act as supervisor for each candidate enrolled for an Honours
dissertation.
4.2.7 The required dissertation length is approximately 20,000 words.
4.2.8 The dissertation shall be at a standard determined by the Postgraduate Coursework
Committee.
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4.3 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of International Taxation (MIntTax)
who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of study required
for the degree and the Honours dissertation, is calculated:
4.3.1 using the marks from the best 36 credit points and the dissertation or
4.3.2 the marks from the best 48 credit points and half the dissertation, whichever is the
higher.
4.4 The award of Honours to a candidate who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who
has completed all units of study required for the degree and the Honours dissertation but has
failed a unit of study, is calculated by taking the average of the marks from the candidate's 48
credit points and half the total marks from the dissertation.
4.5 The final grade for Honours for candidates who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is
calculated as follows:
4.5.1 The dissertation has a value of 24 credit points, producing a 72 notional credit point
denominator for the purpose of this calculation.
4.5.2 First Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark is 85 per cent
or above, with a discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to award First Class
Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below 85 percent.
4.5.3 Second Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within
the range 78–84 percent, with discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to
award Second Class Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below
78 per cent.
4.5.4 A pass degree may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within the
range 50–77 percent.
4.5.5 A candidate's average mark for coursework is determined in accordance with section 8
of these resolutions.

8. Assessment policy
8.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master International Taxation (MIntTax) up to 50% of the unit of study
attendance.

Master of Taxation

2. Units of study
2.3 Table of units of study: Master of Taxation (MTax)
2.3.1 Optional units of study
2.3.1.1 Advanced Goods and Services Tax
2.3.1.2 Australian International Taxation
2.3.1.3 Comparative Corporate Taxation
2.3.1.4 Comparative International Taxation
2.3.1.5 Comparative Value Added Tax
2.3.1.6 Corporate Taxation
2.3.1.7 GST - International Issues
2.3.1.8 Public Policy
2.3.1.8.1 Candidates who have completed Public Sector Policy 1, Taxation and Social Policy
or Environmental Economics are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
2.3.1.9 Stamp Duties
2.3.1.10 Law of Tax Administration
2.3.1.11 Tax Law in Asia and the Pacific
2.3.1.12 Tax Treaties
2.3.1.13 Taxation of Business and Investment Income A
2.3.1.13.1 This unit replaces New Income Tax System. Candidates who have previously
completed New Income Tax System are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
2.3.1.14 Taxation of Business and Investment Income B
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2.3.1.14.1 This unit replaces Taxation of Business and Investment Income. Candidates who
have previously completed Taxation of Business and Investment Income are not permitted to
enrol in this unit.
2.3.1.15 Taxation of Controlled Foreign Companies, Foreign Investment Funds and
Transferor Trusts
2.3.1.16 Taxation of Financial Transactions
2.3.1.17 Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions
2.3.1.18 Taxation of Partnerships and Trusts
2.3.1.19 Taxation of Remuneration
2.3.1.20 Taxation of Superannuation and Insurance
2.3.1.21 Transfer Pricing in International Taxation

4. Requirements for honours degrees
4.1 A candidate for the Master of Taxation (MTax) who first enrolled after 1 January 1999 is
not eligible for Honours unless they first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and are currently
enrolled in Honours as at 1 January 2009.
4.2 A candidate for the Master of Taxation (MTax) who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is
eligible to enrol for an Honours dissertation if the candidate obtains an average mark of 75 or
above determined from the best 36 credit points. The following conditions apply:
4.2.1 A candidate who has failed one unit of study twice or who has failed two units of study
is not eligible for Honours.
4.2.2 A candidate who wishes to offer the Postgraduate Coursework Committee an
explanation for a failure which the candidate claims to be relevant in deciding eligibility for the
award of Honours must do so as soon as possible after the failure.
4.2.3 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee or its nominee may allow a candidate to
enrol for an Honours dissertation before all required units of study have been completed.
4.2.4 The dissertation topic must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the
Postgraduate Coursework Committee after receipt of a recommendation from the Program
Coordinator.
4.2.5 When nominating a topic the candidate must outline briefly the matter to be dealt with
in the dissertation.
4.2.6 The Postgraduate Coursework Committee must appoint a full-time member of the
University's academic staff to act as supervisor for each candidate enrolled for an Honours
dissertation.
4.2.7 The required dissertation length is approximately 20,000 words.
4.2.8 The dissertation shall be at a standard determined by the Postgraduate Coursework
Committee.
4.3 The award of Honours to a candidate in the Master of Taxation (MTax) who first enrolled
before 1 January 1999 and who has completed all units of study required for the degree and
the Honours dissertation, is calculated:
4.3.1 using the marks from the best 36 credit points and the dissertation or
4.3.2 the marks from the best 48 credit points and half the dissertation, whichever is the
higher.
4.4 The award of Honours to a candidate who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 and who
has completed all units of study required for the degree and the Honours dissertation but has
failed a unit of study, is calculated by taking the average of the marks from the candidate's 48
credit points and half the total marks from the dissertation.
4.5 The final grade for Honours for candidates who first enrolled before 1 January 1999 is
calculated as follows:
4.5.1 The dissertation has a value of 24 credit points, producing a 72 notional credit point
denominator for the purpose of this calculation.
.5.2 First Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark is 85 percent or
above, with a discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to award First Class
Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below 85 percent.
4.5.3 Second Class Honours may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within
the range 78-84 percent, with discretion in the Postgraduate Coursework Committee to
award Second Class Honours in special cases where a candidate's average mark is below
78 percent.
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4.5.4 A pass degree may be awarded where a candidate's average mark falls within the
range 50–77 percent.
4.5.5 A candidate's average mark for coursework is determined in accordance with section 8
of these resolutions.

8. Assessment policy
8.5 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Master of Taxation (MTax) up to 50% of the unit of study attendance.

Graduate Diploma in Taxation

2. Units of study
2.3 Table of units of study: Graduate Diploma in Taxation
2.3.1 Optional units of study
2.3.1.1 Advanced Goods and Services Tax
2.3.1.2 Australian International Taxation
2.3.1.3 Comparative Corporate Taxation
2.3.1.4 Comparative International Taxation
2.3.1.5 Comparative Value Added Tax
2.3.1.6 Corporate Taxation
2.3.1.7 GST - International Issues
2.3.1.8 Public Policy
2.3.1.8.1 Candidates who have completed Public Sector Policy 1, Taxation and Social Policy
or Environmental Economics are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
2.3.1.9 Stamp Duties
2.3.1.10 Law of Tax Administration
2.3.1.11 Tax Law in Asia and the Pacific
2.3.1.12 Tax Treaties
2.3.1.13 Taxation of Business and Investment Income A
2.3.1.13.1 This unit replaces New Income Tax System. Candidates who have previously
completed New Income Tax System are not permitted to enrol in this unit.
2.3.1.14 Taxation of Business and Investment Income B
2.3.1.14.1 This unit replaces Taxation of Business and Investment Income. Candidates who
have previously completed Taxation of Business and Investment Income are not permitted to
enrol in this unit.
2.3.1.15 Taxation of Controlled Foreign Companies, Foreign Investment Funds and
Transferor Trusts
2.3.1.16 Taxation of Financial Transactions
2.3.1.17 Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions
2.3.1.18 Taxation of Partnerships and Trusts
2.3.1.19 Taxation of Remuneration
2.3.1.20 Taxation of Superannuation and Insurance
2.3.1.21 Transfer Pricing in International Taxation

7. Assessment policy
7.4 In exceptional circumstances, the Postgraduate Coursework Committee lecturer may
waive any or all of the unit of study attendance, practical, research or written work
requirements normally required before candidates can present for an examination of a unit of
study for the Graduate Diploma in Taxation (GradDipTax) up to 50% of the unit of study
attendance.
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                        Amendments to the Resolutions of Senate

Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Medicine
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of
Medicine are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009 as follows (additions indicated by
underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

DEGREES, DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES IN THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE
1. The degrees in the Faculty of Medicine shall be:
1.1 Bachelor of Medicine (MB)
1.2 Bachelor of Surgery (BS)
1.3 Doctor of Medicine (MD)
1.4 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
1.5 Doctor of Public Health (DPH)
1.6 Master of Bioethics (MBEth)
1.7 Master of Bioethics (Honours) (MBEthHon)
1.8 Master of Biostatistics (MBiostat)
1.9 Master of Health Policy (MHPol)
1.10 Master of Indigenous Health Promotion (Substance Use) (MIndigH(SubUse))
1.11 Master of International Ophthalmology (MIOphth)
1.12 Master of International Public Health (MIntPH)
1.13 Master of Medical Education (MMedEd)
1.14 Master of Medical Humanities (MMedHum)
1.15 Master of Medicine (MMed)
1.16 Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
1.17 Master of Public Health (MPH)
1.18 Master of Science in Medicine (MScMed)
1.19 Master of Surgery (MS)
2. The combined degrees in the Faculty of Medicine shall be:
2.1 Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours)/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
(BA(Advanced)(Hons)/MBBS)
2.2 Bachelor of Medical Science/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (BMedSc/
MBBS)
2.3 Bachelor of Music Studies/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
(BMusSt/MBBS)
2.4 Bachelor of Science (Advanced)/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
(BSc(Advanced)/MBBS)
3. The diplomas in the Faculty of Medicine shall be:
3.1 Advanced Diploma in Indigenous Primary Health Care (AdvDipIndigPrimHC)
3.2 Diploma in Indigenous Primary Health Care (DipIndigPrimHC)
3.3 Graduate Diploma in Bioethics (GradDipBEth)
3.4 Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics (GradDipBiostat)
3.5 Graduate Diploma in Health Policy (GradDipHPol)
3.6 Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion (GradDipIndigHProm)
3.7 Graduate Diploma in Infection and Immunity (GradDipInfnImm)
3.8 Graduate Diploma in International Ophthalmology (GradDipIOphth)
3.9 Graduate Diploma in International Public Health (GradDipIntPH)
3.10 Graduate Diploma in Medical Education (GradDipMedEd)
3.11 Graduate Diploma in Medical Humanities (GradDipMedHum)
3.12 Graduate Diploma in Medicine (GradDipMed)
3.13 Graduate Diploma in Public Health (GradDipPH)
3.14 Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine (GradDipScMed)
3.15 Graduate Diploma in Surgery (GradDipSurg)
4. The certificates in the Faculty of Medicine shall be:
4.1 Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (GradCertBEth)
4.2 Graduate Certificate In Bioethics (Biotechnology) (GradCertBEthBTech)
4.3 Graduate Certificate In Bioethics (Clinical Ethics) (GradCertBEthClinEth)
4.4 Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics (GradCertBiostat)
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4.5 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology (GradCertClinEpi)
4.6 Graduate Certificate in Health Policy (GradCertHPol)
4.7 Graduate Certificate in Infection and Immunity (GradCertInfnImm)
4.8 Graduate Certificate in Medical Education (GradCertMedEd)
4.9 Graduate Certificate in Medical Humanities (GradCertMedHum)
4.10 Graduate Certificate in Medicine (GradCertMed)
4.11 Graduate Certificate in Pain Management (GradCertPainMgt)
5. The degree of Master of Medicine shall be awarded in the following streams:
5.1 Clinical Epidemiology (ClinEpi)
5.2 Dermatology (Derm)
5.3 Infection and Immunity (InfnImm)
5.4 Interdisciplinary Medicine (IntMed)
5.5 Ophthalmic Science (OphthSc)
5.6 Paediatric Medicine (Paed)
5.7 Pain Management (PainMgt)
5.8 Psychotherapy (Psychotherapy)
5.9 Refractive Surgery (RefractSurg) Renal Medicine (RenalMed)
5.10 Renal Medicine (RenalMed) Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics
(RHHG)
5.11 Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics (RHHG) Sexually Transmitted
Diseases/HIV (STD/HIV)
5.12 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV (STD/HIV) Sleep Medicine (Sleep Medicine)
6. The degree of Master of Science in Medicine shall be awarded in the following streams:
6.1 Clinical Epidemiology (ClinEpi)
6.2 Infection and Immunity (InfnImm)
6.3 Ophthalmic Science (OphthSc)
6.4 Pain Management (PainMgt)
6.5 Psychotherapy (Psychotherapy)
6.6 Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics (RHHG)
6.7 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV (STD/HIV)
6.8 Sleep Medicine (Sleep Medicine)
7. The degree of Master of Surgery by coursework and treatise shall be awarded in the
surgical stream in which the candidate enrols and completes a dissertation.
8. The testamur for the degree shall specify the specialty in which the degree is awarded.
9. The Graduate Diploma in Medicine shall be awarded in the following streams:
9.1 Clinical Epidemiology (ClinEpi)
9.2 Dermatology (Derm)
9.3 Interdisciplinary Medicine (IntMed)
9.4 Ophthalmic Science (OphthSc)
9.5 Paediatric Medicine (Paed)
9.6 Pain Management (PainMgt)
9.7 Refractive Surgery (RefractSurg) Renal Medicine (RenalMed)
9.8 Renal Medicine (RenalMed) Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV (STD/HIV)
9.9 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV (STD/HIV) Sleep Medicine (Sleep Medicine)
10. The Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine shall be awarded in the following streams:
10.1 Clinical Epidemiology (ClinEpi)
10.2 Ophthalmic Science (OphthSc)
10.3 Pain Management (PainMgt)
10.4 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV (STD/HIV)
10.5 Sleep Medicine (Sleep Medicine)
11. The Graduate Diploma in Surgery shall be awarded in the surgical stream in which the
candidate enrols.
12. The certificate for the graduate diplomas shall specify the specialty in which the graduate
diploma is awarded.
13. The Graduate Certificate in Medicine shall be awarded in the following streams:
13.1 Dermatology (Derm)
13.2 Interdisciplinary Medicine (IntMed)
13.3 Paediatric Medicine (Paed)
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13.4 Renal Medicine (RenalMed)
14. The certificate for the Graduate Certificate in Medicine shall specify the speciality in
which the graduate certificate is awarded.
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                                Resolutions of the Senate

Master of Medicine, Graduate Diploma in Medicine
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Master of Medicine and Graduate Diploma in
Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as
follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Medicine
1. Requirements for the Master of Medicine, Master of Science in Medicine
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Master of Medicine or the Master of Science in Medicine a
student must:
1.1.1 complete such units of study and such treatise or dissertation as may be prescribed by
the Faculty on the recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned;
1.1.2 complete the specified number of credit points as detailed in the Resolutions of the
Faculty of Medicine;
1.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
1.2 The head of the discipline concerned shall report the result of the examination of the
coursework and treatise or dissertation and other work, if any, to the Faculty which shall
determine the results of the candidature.
2. Specialisations, streams or majors
2.1 A candidate for the Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine shall proceed:
2.1.1 by coursework and treatise; or
2.1.2 by coursework and dissertation; or
2.1.3 by coursework only.
2.2 The degree of Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine by coursework and
treatise shall be awarded in the following specialties:
2.2.1 Ophthalmic Science
2.2.2 Psychotherapy
2.2.3 Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics
2.2.4 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV
2.2.5 Sleep Medicine
2.3 The degree of Master of Medicine by coursework and dissertation or by coursework only
shall be awarded in the following specialties:
2.3.1 Clinical Epidemiology
2.3.2 Dermatology
2.3.3 Infection and Immunity
2.3.4 Interdisciplinary Medicine
2.3.5 Paediatric Medicine
2.3.6 Pain Management
2.3.7 Refractive Surgery
2.3.8 Renal Medicine
2.4 The degree of Master of Science in Medicine by coursework and dissertation or by
coursework only shall be awarded in the following specialties:
2.4.1 Clinical Epidemiology
2.4.2 Infection and Immunity
2.4.3 Pain Management
2.5 The testamur for the degree shall specify in parentheses the specialty in which the
degree is awarded.
3. Requirements for the honours degree
3.1 A candidate of the Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine may be awarded
the degree with honours at graduation where the candidate:
3.1.1 is enrolled in one of the following specialties:
3.1.1.1 Clinical Epidemiology
3.1.1.2 Dermatology
3.1.1.3 Infection and Immunity
3.1.1.4 Interdisciplinary Medicine
3.1.1.5 Paediatric Medicine
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3.1.1.6 Pain Management
3.1.1.7 Refractive Surgery
3.1.1.8 Renal Medicine; and
3.1.2 has enrolled for and successfully completed 48 credit points of coursework and 12
credit points of research resulting in a successfully completed dissertation; and
3.1.3 has obtained a weighted average mark of at least 70 percent in the coursework
component of the degree.
4. Requirements for the Graduate Diploma of Medicine, Graduate Diploma of Science
in Medicine
4.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma of Medicine or the Graduate Diploma of
Science in Medicine a student must:
4.1.1 complete such units of study as may be prescribed by the Faculty on the
recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned.
4.1.2 complete the specified number of credit points as detailed in the Resolutions of the
Faculty of Medicine;
4.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
4.2 The head of the discipline concerned shall report the result of the examination of the
coursework and other work, if any, to the Faculty which shall determine the results of the
candidature.
5. Specialisations, streams or majors
5.1 The Graduate Diploma in Medicine shall be awarded in the following specialties:
5.1.1 Clinical Epidemiology
5.1.2 Dermatology
5.1.3 Interdisciplinary Medicine
5.1.4 Ophthalmic Science
5.1.5 Paediatric Medicine
5.1.6 Pain Management
5.1.7 Refractive Surgery
5.1.8 Renal Medicine
5.1.9 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV
5.1.10 Sleep Medicine
5.2 The degree of Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine shall be awarded in the
following specialties:
5.2.1 Clinical Epidemiology
5.2.2 Ophthalmic Science
5.2.3 Pain Management
5.2.4 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV
5.2.5 Sleep Medicine
5.3 The certificate for the diploma shall specify in parentheses the speciality in which the
diploma is awarded.
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                                 Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Medicine, Graduate Diploma in Medicine
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Medicine and Graduate Diploma in
Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as
follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Medicine
1. Admission
1.1 Except as provided in Part 9, section 47 of the University of Sydney (Amendment Act)
Rule 1999, the Faculty of Medicine may, on the recommendation of the head of a discipline
in the Faculty:
1.1.1 admit to candidature for the degree of Master of Medicine an applicant who holds the
degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of the University of Sydney;
1.1.1.1 an applicant who holds the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
of the University of Sydney;
1.1.1.2 and in the case of the specialty of Refractive Surgery, who
1.1.1.2.1.1 is eligible to undertake a subspecialty fellowship in their final year of accredited
training having completed all the requirements of the Royal Australian and New Zealand
College of Ophthalmologist’s or equivalent body; or
1.1.1.2.1.2 is registered by their state, territory or country to practice ophthalmology; and
1.1.1.2.2 has appropriate medical indemnity;
1.1.2 admit to candidature for the degree of Master of Science in Medicine:
1.1.2.1 an applicant who holds the degree of bachelor with first or second class honours, or
1.1.2.2 an applicant who holds the degree of bachelor of the University of Sydney without
first or second class honours and who has completed equivalent work or passed a
preliminary examination or examinations as prescribed by the Faculty.
2. Method of Progression
2.1 A candidate for the Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine shall proceed by
either:
2.1.1 coursework and treatise; or
2.1.2 coursework and dissertation; or
2.1.3 coursework only.
2.2 A candidate shall proceed by successfully completing units of study as prescribed by the
faculty.
2.3 Successful completion of a unit of study requires candidates to:
2.3.1 formally enrol in the unit of study and pay associated tuition fees, if any; and
2.3.2 attend lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, seminars, Web forums or conduct
research, if any; and
2.3.3 satisfactorily complete assignments, practical work, treatise or dissertation, if any; and
2.3.4 pass the written and practical examinations of the unit of study, if any.
2.4 Where approved, in addition to campus-based learning, the Master of Medicine or Master
of Science in Medicine may be delivered by distance learning.
2.5 The degree of Master of Medicine by coursework and treatise shall be awarded in the
following streams:
2.5.1 Ophthalmic Science
2.5.2 Psychotherapy
2.5.3 Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics
2.5.4 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV
2.5.5 Sleep Medicine
2.6 The degree of Master of Science in Medicine by coursework and treatise shall be
awarded in the following streams:
2.6.1 Ophthalmic Science
2.6.2 Psychotherapy
2.6.3 Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics
2.6.4 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV
2.6.5 Sleep Medicine
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2.7 The degree of Master of Medicine by coursework and dissertation shall be awarded in
the following streams:
2.7.1 Clinical Epidemiology
2.7.2 Dermatology
2.7.3 Infection and Immunity
2.7.4 Interdisciplinary Medicine
2.7.5 Paediatric Medicine
2.7.6 Pain Management
2.7.7 Refractive Surgery
2.7.8 Renal Medicine
2.8 The degree of Master of Science in Medicine by coursework and dissertation shall be
awarded in the following streams:
2.8.1 Clinical Epidemiology
2.8.2 Infection and Immunity
2.8.3 Pain Management
2.9 The degree of Master of Medicine by coursework only shall be awarded in the following
streams:
2.9.1 Clinical Epidemiology
2.9.2 Dermatology
2.9.3 Infection and Immunity
2.9.4 Interdisciplinary Medicine
2.9.5 Paediatric Medicine
2.9.6 Pain Management
2.9.7 Refractive Surgery
2.9.8 Renal Medicine
2.10 The degree of Master of Science in Medicine by coursework only shall be awarded in
the following streams:
2.10.1 Clinical Epidemiology
2.10.2 Infection and Immunity
2.10.3 Pain Management
2.11 The testamur for the degree shall specify in parentheses the stream in which the degree
is awarded in parentheses.
3. Units of study
3.1 For details of units of study relating to the degrees of Master of Medicine and Master of
Science in Medicine by coursework, please refer to the Faculty Handbook.
4. Requirements
4.1 A Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine candidate proceeding by
coursework and treatise shall:
4.1.1 successfully complete such units of study and such treatise as may be prescribed by
the faculty on the recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned.
4.1.2 successfully complete the specified number of credit points as detailed in 4.5.1.
4.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant by-laws, rules and resolutions of the
University.
4.2 A Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine candidate proceeding by
coursework and dissertation shall:
4.2.1 have achieved a minimum weighted average mark of 70% in at least 24 credit points of
the degree prior to being permitted by the head of discipline to enrol in and undertake the
dissertation.
4.2.2 successfully complete such units of study and such dissertation as may be prescribed
by the Faculty on the recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned.
4.2.3 enrol in and successfully complete units of study giving credit for a total of 60 credit
points;
4.2.4 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant by-laws, rules and resolutions of the
University.
4.3 A Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine candidate proceeding by
coursework only shall:
4.3.1 successfully complete such units of study as may be prescribed by the faculty on the
recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned.
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4.3.2 enrol in and successfully complete units of study giving credit for a total of 48 credit
points;
4.3.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
4.4 The head of the discipline concerned shall report the result of the examination of the
coursework and other work, if any, to the faculty which shall determine the results of the
candidature.
4.5.1 Master of Medicine/Master of Science in Medicine by coursework and treatise
Specialities                                     Required
                                                 credit
                                                 points   for
                                                 award
Psychotherapy                                    72
Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV                72
Reproductive Health Sciences and Human 60
Genetics
Sleep Medicine                                   60
Ophthalmic Science                               48

5. Award of Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine
5.1 The degree of Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine shall be awarded in
either a pass grade or honours grade, or with merit.
5.1.1 Honours
5.1.1.1 A candidate may be awarded the degree with honours at graduation where the
candidate:
5.1.1.1.1 is enrolled in one of the following streams:
5.1.1.1.1.1 Clinical Epidemiology; or
5.1.1.1.1.2 Dermatology; or
5.1.1.1.1.3 Infection and Immunity; or
5.1.1.1.1.4 Interdisciplinary Medicine; or
5.1.1.1.1.5 Paediatric Medicine; or
5.1.1.1.1.6 Pain Management; or
5.1.1.1.1.7 Refractive Surgery
5.1.1.1.1.8 Renal Medicine; and
5.1.1.1.2 has enrolled for and successfully completed 48 credit points of coursework and 12
credit points of research resulting in a successfully completed dissertation; and
5.1.1.1.3 has obtained a weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent in the coursework
component of the degree.
5.1.2 Pass with merit
5.1.2.1 A candidate may be awarded pass with merit at graduation where the candidate has
achieved a minimum weighted average mark of 75 per cent upon completion of all units of
study and is enrolled in one of the following streams:
5.1.2.1.1 Clinical Epidemiology, or
5.1.2.1.2 Dermatology, or
5.1.2.1.3 Infection and Immunity, or
5.1.2.1.4 Interdisciplinary Medicine, or
5.1.2.1.5 Paediatric Medicine, or
5.1.2.1.6 Pain Management, or
5.1.2.1.7 Renal Medicine.
5.1.2.2 If a pass level degree has already been awarded, the testamur will be replaced by the
honours level degree testamur after completing all requirements.
5.1.2.3 Not more than ten years shall have elapsed between being awarded the pass level
degree and beginning requirements for the honours level degree.
6. Enrolment
6.1 A student must be enrolled in each semester in which he or she is actively completing the
requirements for the award course.
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6.2 The candidature of a student who has not re-enrolled and who has not obtained approval
from the faculty for a suspension of candidature for the relevant semester will be deemed to
have lapsed.
7. Restrictions on enrolment
7.1 Admission to candidature may be limited by a quota. In determining the quota the faculty
will take into account:
7.1.1 availability of resources
7.1.2 availability of adequate and appropriate supervision.
7.2 In considering an application for admission the dean will take into account the quota.
Entry will be based on applicants who are most meritorious in terms of 1 above.
8. Discontinuation of enrolment
8.1 A candidate who wishes to discontinue enrolment from the Master of Medicine or Master
of Science of Medicine must notify the faculty in writing and will be presumed to have
discontinued enrolment from the date of that notification, unless evidence is produced
showing:
8.1.1 that the discontinuation occurred at an earlier date; and
8.1.2 that there was good reason why the notification could not be made at the earlier time.
8.2 A discontinuation of enrolment may be recorded as Withdrawn (W) or Discontinued Not
To Count As Failure (DNF) where that discontinuation occurs within the time-frames
specified by the University and published by the Student Centre, or where the student meets
other conditions as specified by the faculty.
9. Suspension of candidature
9.1 A candidate who wishes to suspend their candidature must apply, in writing, to the
faculty.
9.1.1 The application must be received by the faculty prior to the commencement of the
relevant semester.
9.1.2 A candidate may only apply for a period of suspension for one semester at any one
time. Should a candidate wish to suspend their candidature for more than one semester
another application must be made to the Faculty for each subsequent semester, prior to the
commencement of the relevant semester.
9.1.3 Late applications may be considered at the faculty's discretion.
9.1.4 Where a student has previously enrolled for the relevant semester, a suspension of
enrolment may be recorded as Withdrawn (W) or Discontinued Not To Count As Failure
(DNF) where that application is received within the time-frames specified by the University
and published by the Student Centre, or where the student meets other conditions as
specified by the faculty.
9.2 Where the candidate has previously had two semesters of suspension the application will
be considered by the Board of Postgraduate Studies for the faculty.
10. Re-enrolment after an absence
10.1 A student must enrol in the semester following a period of approved suspension.
10.2 A student whose candidature has lapsed must apply for re-admission in accordance
with procedures determined by the faculty.
11. Satisfactory progress
11.1 The faculty may
11.1.1 on the recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned, call upon any
candidate to show cause why that candidature should not be terminated by reason of
unsatisfactory progress towards completion of either degree; and
11.1.2 where, in the opinion of the faculty, the candidate does not show good cause,
terminate the candidature.
11.1 The faculty requires students to demonstrate satisfactory progress with their studies as
set out in the current relevant University policy on progress.
12. Credit
12.1 Refer to University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as amended), Division 3.
Section 8 and the Board of Postgraduate Studies for the Faculties of Dentistry, Medicine and
Pharmacy, Academic Credit, Advanced Standing, and Exemption Policy.
13. Time limits
13.1 A full-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree not earlier than one
year after the commencement of candidature and, except with the permission of the faculty
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on the recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned, not later than three years
after commencement of candidature.
13.2 A part-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree not earlier than
two years after the commencement of candidature and, except with the permission of the
faculty on the recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned, not later than six
years after commencement of candidature.
Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine by coursework and treatise/dissertation:
14. Examination of treatise/dissertation
14.1 The faculty shall appoint two examiners, of whom at least one shall be an external
examiner, who is not a member of the faculty or a member of the part-time teaching staff of
the faculty.
14.2 The reports of the examiners shall be transmitted to the course coordinator who shall
make them available to the supervisor.
14.3 The head of the discipline shall transmit these reports to the faculty, together with a
recommendation concerning the award of the degree, and the faculty shall determine the
result of the candidature.
14.4 In special cases the faculty, on the recommendation of the head of the discipline
concerned, may require the candidate to take a further examination in the area of the
treatise/dissertation.
14.5 The faculty may permit an unsuccessful candidate to revise and resubmit the
treatise/dissertation if, in the opinion of the head of the discipline concerned, the candidate's
work is of sufficient merit to warrant this concession, and may prescribe special conditions to
be fulfilled by the candidate.

Graduate Diploma of Medicine
1. Admission
1.1 Except as provided in Part 9, section 47 of the University of Sydney (Amendment Act)
Rule 1999, the Faculty of Medicine may, on the recommendation of the head of a discipline
in the faculty:
1.1.1 admit to candidature for the Graduate Diploma of Medicine an applicant who holds the
degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of the University of Sydney and
who has completed any courses in the subject area in which the applicant seeks to proceed
as determined by the faculty on the recommendation of the head of discipline concerned;
1.1.2 admit to candidature for the Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine an applicant who
holds the degree of bachelor with first or second class honours, or an applicant who holds
the degree of bachelor of the University of Sydney without first or second class honours and
who has completed equivalent work or passed a preliminary examination or examinations as
prescribed by the faculty, and who has completed any courses in the subject area in which
the applicant seeks to proceed as determined by the faculty on the recommendation of the
head of the discipline concerned.
2. Method of progression
2.1 A candidate for the Graduate Diploma of Medicine or Graduate Diploma of Science in
Medicine shall proceed by coursework.
2.2 A candidate shall proceed by completing units of study as prescribed by the faculty.
2.3 Successful completion of a unit of study requires candidates to:
2.3.1 formally enrol in the unit of study and pay associated tuition fees, if any; and
2.3.2 attend lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, seminars, Web forums or conduct
research, if any; and
2.3.3 satisfactorily complete assignments, practical work, treatise or dissertation, if any; and
2.3.4 pass the written and practical examinations of the unit of study, if any.
2.5 The degree of Graduate Diploma of Medicine by coursework shall be awarded in the
following streams:
2.5.1 Clinical Epidemiology
2.5.2 Dermatology
2.5.3 Ophthalmic Science
2.5.4 Interdisciplinary Medicine
2.5.5 Paediatric Medicine
2.5.6 Pain Management
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2.5.7 Refractive Surgery
2.5.8 Renal Medicine
2.5.8 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV
2.5.9 Sleep Medicine
2.6 The degree of Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine by coursework shall be awarded
in the following streams:
2.6.1 Clinical Epidemiology
2.6.2 Ophthalmic Science
2.6.3 Pain Management
2.6.4 Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV
2.6.5 Sleep Medicine
2.7 The certificate for the diploma shall specify in parentheses the stream in which the
diploma is awarded.
3. Units of study
3.1 For unit of study details relating to the degrees of Graduate Diploma of Medicine and
Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine by coursework please refer to the Faculty
handbook.
4. Requirements
4.1 A Graduate Diploma of Medicine or Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine candidate
proceeding by coursework shall:
4.1.1 complete such units of study as may be prescribed by the Faculty on the
recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned.
4.1.2 complete the specified number of credit points as detailed in 4.3.1 or 4.3.2;
4.1.3 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
4.2 The head of the discipline concerned shall report the result of the examination of the
coursework and other work, if any, to the Faculty which shall determine the results of the
candidature.
4.3.1 Graduate Diploma of Medicine

Streams                                          Required credit
                                                 points for award
Clinical Epidemiology                            36
Dermatology                                      36
Interdisciplinary Medicine                       36
Ophthalmic Science                               36
Paediatric Medicine                              36
Pain Management                                  36
Renal Medicine                                   36
Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV                48
Sleep Medicine                                   48

4.3.2 Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine

Streams                                          Required credit
                                                 points for award
Clinical Epidemiology                            36
Ophthalmic Science                               36
Pain Management                                  36
Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV                48
Sleep Medicine                                   48

5. Award of Graduate Diploma of Medicine or Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine
5.1 A candidate for the degree of Master of Medicine or the degree of Master of Science in
Medicine in a particular stream may apply for the award of the Graduate Diploma of Medicine
or the Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine in that stream if, in the opinion of the faculty
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and on the recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned, the candidate fulfils the
requirements in 1., and has completed work for that degree equivalent to that required in 4.
5.2 Such a candidate shall thereupon cease to be a candidate for the degree of Master of
Medicine or the degree of Master of Science in Medicine in that stream.
6. Enrolment
6.1 A student must be enrolled in each semester in which he or she is actively completing the
requirements for the award course.
6.2 The candidature of a student who has not re-enrolled and who has not obtained approval
from the faculty for a suspension of candidature for the relevant semester will be deemed to
have lapsed.
7. Restrictions on enrolment
7.1 Admission to candidature may be limited by a quota. In determining the quota the dean
will take into account:
7.1.1 availability of resources
7.1.2 availability of adequate and appropriate supervision.
7.2 In considering an application for admission the Dean will take into account the quota.
Entry will be based on applicants who are most meritorious in terms of 1 above.
8. Discontinuation of enrolment
8.1 A candidate who wishes to discontinue enrolment from the Graduate Diploma of
Medicine or Graduate Diploma of Science of Medicine must notify the faculty in writing and
will be presumed to have discontinued enrolment from the date of that notification, unless
evidence is produced showing:
8.1.1 that the discontinuation occurred at an earlier date; and
8.1.2 that there was good reason why the notification could not be made at the earlier time.
8.2 A discontinuation of enrolment may be recorded as Withdrawn (W) or Discontinued Not
To Count As Failure (DNF) where that discontinuation occurs within the time-frames
specified by the University and published by the Student Centre, or where the student meets
other conditions as specified by the faculty.
9. Suspension of candidature
9.1 A candidate who wishes to suspend their candidature must apply, in writing, to the
faculty.
9.1.1 The application must be received by the faculty prior to the commencement of the
relevant semester.
9.1.2 A candidate may only apply for a period of suspension for one semester at any one
time. Should a candidate wish to suspend their candidature for more than one semester
another application must be made to the Faculty for each subsequent semester, prior to the
commencement of the relevant semester.
9.1.3 Late applications may be considered at the faculty's discretion.
9.1.4 Where a student has previously enrolled for the relevant semester, a suspension of
enrolment may be recorded as Withdrawn (W) or Discontinued Not To Count As Failure
(DNF) where that application is received within the time-frames specified by the University
and published by the Student Centre, or where the student meets other conditions as
specified by the faculty.
9.2 Where the candidate has previously had two semesters of suspension the application will
considered by the Board of Postgraduate Studies for the faculty.
10. Re-enrolment after an absence
10.1 A student must enrol in the semester following a period of approved suspension.
10.2 A student whose candidature has lapsed must apply for re-admission in accordance
with procedures determined by the faculty.
11. Satisfactory progress
11.1 The faculty may
11.1.1 on the recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned, call upon any
candidate to show cause why that candidature should not be terminated by reason of
unsatisfactory progress towards completion of the diploma; and
11.1.2 where, in the opinion of the faculty, the candidate does not show good cause,
terminate the candidature.
11.1 The faculty requires students to demonstrate satisfactory progress with their studies as
set out in the current relevant University policy on progress.
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12. Credit
12.1 Refer to University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as amended), Division 3.
Section 8 and the Board of Postgraduate Studies for the Faculties of Dentistry, Medicine and
Pharmacy, Academic Credit, Advanced Standing, and Exemption Policy.
13. Time limits
13.1 A full-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree not earlier than two
semesters after the commencement of candidature and, except with the permission of the
faculty on the recommendation of the head of the discipline concerned, not later than two
years after commencement of candidature.
13.2 Except with the permission of the faculty on the recommendation of the head of the
discipline concerned, a part-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree
not earlier than two semesters after the commencement of candidature and not later than
three years after commencement of candidature.
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                        Amendments to the Resolutions of Senate

Degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of Science
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to degrees, diplomas and certificates in the Faculty of
Science are amended, with effect from 1 January 2009 as follows (additions indicated by
underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

DEGREES, DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES IN THE FACULTY OF SCIENCE
1. The degrees in the Faculty of Science shall be:
1.1 Bachelor of Science (BSc)
1.1.1 which shall also incorporate the streams:
1.1.1.1 Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (BSc(Advanced))
1.1.1.2 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (BSc(Advanced Mathematics))
1.1.1.3 Bachelor of Science (Bioinformatics) (BSc(Bioinformatics))
1.1.1.4 Bachelor of Science (Environmental) (BSc(Environmental))
1.1.1.5 Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology & Genetics) (BSc(Molecular Biology &
Genetics))
1.1.1.6 Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) (BSc (Nutrition))
1.2 Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc)
1.3 Bachelor of Psychology (BPsych)
1.4 Bachelor of Science and Technology (BST)
1.5 Master of Science (MSc)
1.6 Master of Science (Environmental Science) (MSc(EnvironSc))
1.7 Master of Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis) (MSc(Micro&An))
1.8 Master of Applied Science (MApplSc)
1.8.1 which shall also incorporate the streams:
1.8.1.1 Master of Applied Science (Bioinformatics) (MApplSc(Bioinf))
1.8.1.2 Master of Applied Science (Coastal Management) (MApplSc(CoastalMgt))
1.8.1.3 Master of Applied Science (Environmental Science) (MApplSc(EnvSc))
1.8.1.4 Master of Applied Science (Health Psychology) (MApplSc(HealthPsych))
1.8.1.5 Master of Applied Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis) (MApplSc (Microsc &
Micronal))
1.8.1.6 Master of Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology) (MApplSc(MBT))
1.8.1.7 Master of Applied Science (Neuroscience) (MApplSc(NeuroSc))
1.8.1.8 Master of Applied Science (Photonics) (MApplSc(Photonics))
1.8.1.9 Master of Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching) (MApplSc(PsychCoach))
1.8.1.10 Master of Applied Science (Spatial Information Science) (MApplSc(SIS))
1.8.1.11 Master of Applied Science (Wildlife Health and Population Management)
(MAppSc(Wild Hlth Pop Man))
1.9 Master of Nutrition and Dietetics (MNutrDiet)
1.10 Master of Nutritional Science (MNutrSc)
1.11 Master of Psychology (MPsych)
1.12 Master of Environmental Science and Law (MEnvSciLaw)
1.13 Master of Medical Physics (MMedPhys)
1.14 Master of Bioethics (MBEth)
1.15 Master of Bioethics (Honours) (MBEth)(Hon)
1.16 Master of Applied Nuclear Science (MAppNucSci)
1.17 Master of Photonics and Optical Science (MPhotOptSci)
1.18 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
1.19 Doctor of Science (DSc)
1.20 Doctor of Clinical Psychology/Master of Science (DCP/MSc)
1.21 Doctor of Clinical Psychology/Doctor of Philosophy (DCP/PhD)
1.22 Doctor of Clinical Neuropsychology/Master of Science (DCN/MSc)
1.23 Doctor of Clinical Neuropsychology/Doctor of Philosophy (DCN/PhD)
2. The combined degrees in the Faculty of Science shall be:
2.1 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws (BSc/LLB)
2.2 Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)/Bachelor of Science
(Nutrition)
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2.3 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts (BSc/BA)
2.4 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science (BE/BSc)
2.5 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce (BSc/BCom)
2.6 Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Science (BN/BSc)
2.7 Bachelor of Education (Secondary:Science) and Bachelor of Science
BEd(Secondary:Science)/BSc)
2.8 Bachelor of Science (BEd(Secondary:Mathematics)/BSc)
2.9 Bachelor of Education (Secondary:Science) and Bachelor of Science
(BEd(Secondary)/BSc(Psychology))
2.10 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Medical Science (BE/BMedSc)
2.11 Bachelor of Science (Advanced)/MBBS (BSc(Adv)/MBBS)
2.12 Bachelor of Medical Science/MBBS (BMedSc/MBBS)
3. The degrees in the Faculty of Science offered in conjunction with other faculties shall be:
3.1 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLibStud) which shall also incorporate the stream:
3.1.1 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Advanced) (BLibStud(Advanced))
3.2 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (International) (BLibStud(International)
3.3 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BAS)
4. The diplomas in the Faculty of Science shall be:
4.1 Graduate Diploma in Science (GradDipSc)
4.2 Graduate Diploma in Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis) (GradDipSc(Micr&An))
4.3 Graduate Diploma in Science (Psychology) (GradDipSc(Psych))
4.4 Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (GradDipApplSc)
4.4.1 which shall also incorporate the streams:
4.4.1.1 Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Bioinformatics) (GradDipApplSc(Bioinf))
4.4.1.2    Graduate        Diploma      in     Applied     Science    (Coastal     Management)
(GradDipApplSc(CoastalMgt))
4.4.1.3    Graduate       Diploma      in     Applied     Science    (Environmental     Science)
(GradDipApplSc(EnvSc))
4.4.1.4     Graduate        Diploma       in     Applied     Science     (Health    Psychology)
(GradDipApplSc(HealthPsych))
4.4.1.5 Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis)
(GradDipApplSc(Microsc&Micronal))
4.4.1.6    Graduate       Diploma     in     Applied     Science    (Molecular    Biotechnology)
(GradDipApplSc(MBT)
4.4.1.7       Graduate         Diploma        in       Applied      Science      (Neuroscience)
(GradDipApplSc(Neuroscience))
4.4.1.8 Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching)
(GradDipApplSc(PsychCoach))
4.4.1.9 Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Spatial Information Science)
(GradDipApplSc(SIS))
4.4.1.10 Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Wildlife Health and Population Management)
(GradDipApplSc(Wild Hlth Pop Man))
4.5 Graduate Diploma in Psychology (GradDipPsych)
4.6 Graduate Diploma in Medical Physics (GradDipMedPhys)
4.7 Graduate Diploma in Bioethics (GradDipBEth)
4.8 Graduate Diploma in Applied Nuclear Science (GradDipAppNucSci)
4.9 Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science (GradDipPhoOptSci)
5. The certificates in the Faculty of Science shall be:
5.1 Graduate Certificate in Science (History and Philosophy in Science) (GradCert(HPS))
5.2 Graduate Certificate in Science (Microscopy & Microanalysis) (GradCertSC(Micr&An))
5.3 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (GradCertApplSc)
5.3.1 which shall also incorporate the streams:
5.3.1.1 Applied Positive Psychology (GradCertApplSc(ApplPosPsych))
5.3.1.2 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Bioinformatics) (GradCertApplSc(Bioinf))
5.3.1.3    Graduate       Certificate     in    Applied     Science    (Coastal    Management)
(GradCertApplSc(CoastalMgt))
5.3.1.4    Graduate       Certificate    in    Applied    Science    (Environmental     Science)
(GradCertApplSc(EnvSc))
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5.3.1.5    Graduate       Certificate    in    Applied      Science    (Health    Psychology)
(GradCertApplSc(HealthPsych))
5.3.1.6 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis)
(GradCertApplSc(Microsc&Micronal))
5.3.1.7 Graduate Certificate in Applied                Science (Molecular      Biotechnology)
(GradCertApplSc(MBT)
5.3.1.8     Graduate         Certificate     in      Applied      Science      (Neuroscience)
(GradCertApplSc(Neuroscience)
5.3.1.9 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching)
(GradCertApplSc(PsychCoach))
5.3.1.10 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Spatial Information Science)
(GradDipApplSc(SIS))
5.3.1.11 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Wildlife Health and Population
Management) (GradCertApplSc(Wild Hlth Pop Man))
5.4 Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (GradCertBEth)
5.4.1 which shall also incorporate the streams:
5.4.1.1 Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Biotechnology) (GradCertBEthBTech)
5.4.1.2 Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Clinical Ethics) (GradCertBEthClinEth)
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                                Resolutions of the Senate

Master of Photonics and Optical Science, Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical
Science
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Master of Photonics and Optical Science,
Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science in the Faculty of Science are inserted,
with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows:

Master of Photonics and Optical Science, Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical
Science
1. Requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science and
Master of Photonics and Optical Science
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science a
student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 48 credit points; and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.

1.2 To qualify for the award of the Master of Photonics and Optical Science a student must:
1.2.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 72 credit points; and
1.2.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
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                                  Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Photonics and Optical Science, Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical
Science
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Photonics and Optical Science,
Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science in the Faculty of Science are inserted,
with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows:

Master of Photonics and Optical Science, Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical
Science
1. Admission
1.1 The Faculty may, on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Science, admit to
candidature for:
1.1.1 The Master of Photonics and Optical Science:
1.1.1.1 an applicant who is the holder of a bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering from
the University of Sydney provided the applicant has achieved a major in physics, or
equivalent;
1.1.1.2 a graduate of another university or appropriate institution who has equivalent
qualifications to those specified in subsection 1.1.1.1.
1.1.2 The Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science:
1.1.2.1 an applicant who has the qualifications specified in subsections 1.1.1.1 or 1.1.1.2.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study for the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science and the
Master of Photonics and Optical Science are listed in the Details of units of study associated
with these resolutions.
3. Requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science and
Master of Photonics and Optical Science
3.1 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science are required to
complete 48 credit points consisting of the core units of study in the Details of units of study
in subsection 4.1.
3.2 Candidates for the Master of Photonics and Optical Science are required to complete 72
credit points consisting of the 48 credit points of core units of study in the Details of units of
study in subsection 4.1 and the 24 credit point PHYS5019 Research Methodology and
Project.
3.3 A candidate must complete successfully 48 credit points of units of study before enrolling
in PHYS5019 Research Methodology and Project.
Details of units of study
Core units Diploma and Masters degrees
PHYS5021 Optical Instrumentation and Imaging
PHYS5022 Optical Materials and Methods
PHYS5024 Optical Sources and Detectors
PHYS5025 Biophotonics and Microscopy
PHYS5106 Physical and Nonlinear Optics
PHYS5027 Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics
PHYS5028 Optics in Industry
ELEC5511 Optical Communications Systems
Core unit Masters only
PHYS5019 Research Methodology and Project (taken in third semester of enrolment)
5. Enrolment in more/less than minimum load
5.1 A local candidate may proceed on either a full-time or part-time basis.
6. Cross-institutional study
6.1 Cross-institutional study shall not be available to students enrolled in the Graduate
Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science and the Master of Photonics and Optical Science
courses, except where the University of Sydney has a formal Cooperation Agreement with
another University.
7. Restrictions on enrolment
7.1 Admission to either course may be limited by quota.
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7.2 In determining the quota the University will take into account:
7.2.1 Availability of resources including space, library, equipment, laboratory and computing
facilities; and
7.2.2 Availability of adequate and appropriate supervision.
7.2.3 In considering an application for admission to candidature the Head of Department and
the Faculty shall take account of the quota and will select in preference applicants who are
most meritorious in terms of section 1 above.
8. Discontinuation of enrolment
8.1 A student who does not enrol in any semester without first obtaining written permission
from the Dean to suspend candidature will be deemed to have discontinued enrolment in the
course. Students who have discontinued from the course will be required to apply for
readmission to the course and be subject to admission requirements pertaining at that time.
9. Suspension of candidature
9.1 A student may seek written permission from the Dean to suspend candidature in the
course.
9.2 Suspension may be granted for a maximum of one year.
10. Re-enrolment after an absence
10.1 A student who plans to re-enrol after a period of suspension must advise the Faculty of
Science Office in writing of their intention by no later than the end of October for First
Semester of the following year or the end of May for Second Semester of the same year.
11. Satisfactory progress
11.1 Candidates for the Master of Photonics and Optical Science and the Graduate Diploma
in Photonics and Optical Science shall be governed by the rules as follows:
11.1.1 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 12cp at any stage of enrolment in the
Master of Photonics and Optical Science will be required to show good cause why he or she
should be allowed to re-enrol and, if good cause has not been established, the student's
enrolment will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science;
11.1.2 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 18cp at any stage of enrolment in the
Master of Photonics and Optical Science and/or the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and
Optical Science will be required to show good cause why he or she should be allowed to re-
enrol and, if good cause has not been established, the student will not be permitted to re-
enrol.
11.1.3 A student who has failed a unit at the second attempt in the Photonics and Optical
Science and/or the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science will be deemed to
have failed to complete course requirements and will be required to show good cause why
he or she should be allowed to re-enrol. If good cause has not been established, the student
will not be permitted to re-enrol.
12. Time limit
12.1 For the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science:
12.1.1 A full-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the Graduate Diploma not
earlier than the end of the second semester of candidature, and not later than the fourth
semester of candidature.
12.1.2 A part-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the Graduate Diploma not
earlier than the end of the fourth semester of candidature, and not later than the sixth
semester of candidature.
12.2 For the Master of Photonics and Optical Science:
12.2.1 A full-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the Masters degree not
earlier than the end of the third semester of candidature, and not later than the fourth
semester of candidature.
12.2.2 A part-time candidate shall complete the requirements for the Masters degree not
earlier than the end of the fourth semester of candidature, and not later than the sixth
semester of candidature.
13. Assessment policy
13.1 On completion of the requirements for the course, the Faculty shall determine the
results of the candidature, on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Physics.
14. Credit transfer policy
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14.1 Credit is not available in the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science and
Master of Photonics and Optical Science for postgraduate study which has not been
undertaken in these award courses within the previous three years.
14.2 A candidate who has qualified for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Photonics and
Optical Science may transfer, within three years, to the Master of Photonics and Optical
Science and receive credit for up to 48 credit points from the Graduate Diploma in Photonics
and Optical Science.
15. Award of the Masters degree
15.1 The Master of Photonics and Optical Science shall be awarded in two grades, namely
Pass and, in the case of an outstanding candidate, Pass with Merit
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                                Resolutions of the Senate

Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive Psychology)
The Resolutions of the Senate relating to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science
(Applied Positive Psychology) in the Faculty of Science are inserted, with effect from 1
January 2009 as follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by
strikethrough):

Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive Psychology)
1. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive
Psychology)
1.1 To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive
Psychology) a student must:
1.1.1 complete successfully units of study giving credit for a total of 24 credit points; and
1.1.2 satisfy the requirements of all other relevant By-laws, Rules and Resolutions of the
University.
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                                 Resolutions of the Faculty

Master of Applied Science, Graduate Diploma in Applied Science, Graduate Certificate
in Applied Science
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Master of Applied Science, Graduate Diploma
in Applied Science, Graduate Certificate in Applied Science in the Faculty of Science are
amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as follows:

Graduate Certificate in Applied Science
Graduate Diploma in Applied Science
Master of Applied Science
[Section 1]
1. Admission
1.1 The Dean of the Faculty of Science may admit to candidature for:
1.1.1 the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science:
1.1.1.1 graduates of the University of Sydney holding the degree of Bachelor of Science or
any other equivalent award of the University of Sydney;
1.1.1.2 graduates of other universities or other appropriate institutions who have
qualifications equivalent to those specified in subsection 1.1.1.1; or
1.1.1.3 persons who have experience which is considered to demonstrate the knowledge
and aptitude required to undertake the units of study;
1.1.2 the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science:
1.1.2.1 graduates of the University of Sydney holding the degree of Bachelor of Science or
any other equivalent award of the University of Sydney;
1.1.2.2 graduates of other universities or other appropriate institutions who have
qualifications equivalent to those specified in subsection 1.1.2.1; or
1.1.2.3 persons who have completed requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Applied
Science, or equivalent;
1.1.3 the Master of Applied Science:
1.1.3.1 graduates of the University of Sydney holding the degree of Bachelor of Science or
any other equivalent award of the University of Sydney;
1.1.3.2 graduates of other universities or other appropriate institutions who have
qualifications equivalent to those specified in subsection 1.1.3.1; or
1.1.3.3 persons who have completed requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Applied
Science, or equivalent.
1.2 In relation to particular subject areas the Dean may require applicants to satisfy
additional specific requirements relating to that subject area.
1.3 The additional requirements are as follows.
1.3.1 Health Psychology
1.3.1.1 Students must have either a four-year Psychology degree or a three-year degree in a
cognate discipline with at least two years relevant employment experience. Students can
articulate from Certificate to Master's by obtaining Distinction level results at the Certificate
level. To obtain entry into the Research stream, students will need to have either a four-year
Psychology degree on entry or obtain distinction or better at the Certificate level.
1.3.2 Molecular Biotechnology
1.3.2.1 Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology)
should hold a Bachelors degree with credit average results in substantial study in areas of
relevance to Molecular Biotechnology, such as biochemistry, biology, chemistry, genetics
or molecular biology, or previous experience in a relevant area that is considered to
demonstrate the knowledge and aptitude required to undertake this award course.
1.3.2.2 Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology)
should hold a Bachelors degree with credit average results in substantial study in areas of
relevance to Molecular Biotechnology, such as biochemistry, biology, chemistry, genetics
or molecular biology, or have completed the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science
(Molecular Biotechnology) at the University of Sydney, without failing any units of study.
1.3.2.3 Applicants for a Master of Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology) should hold a
Bachelors degree with credit average results in substantial study in areas of relevance to
Molecular Biotechnology, such as biochemistry, biology, chemistry, genetics or molecular
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biology; or have completed the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Molecular
Biotechnology) at the University of Sydney, without failing any units of study; or have
completed the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology) at the
University of Sydney without failing more than 6 credit points of study.
1.3.3 Nutrition and Dietetics (Note: Not available to new students in 2007)
1.3.3.1 Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Nutrition and Dietetics),
Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Nutrition and Dietetics), Master of Applied Science
(Nutrition and Dietetics) should:
1.3.3.2 be eligible for FULL membership of the Dieticians Association of Australia; and
1.3.3.3 have at least three years experience as a professional dietician.
1.3.4 Applied Positive Psychology and Psychology of Coaching
1.3.4.1 An applicant for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied
Positive Psychology), Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching),
Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching) or Master of Applied
Science (Psychology of Coaching) should:
1.3.4.2 have a minimum 3 year sequence in Psychology; and
1.3.4.3 relevant work experience. Relevant work experience may include counselling,
experience in organisational learning and development, management experience, employment
in applied psychology settings, professional coaching or other areas directly related to
coaching.
2. Units of study
2.1 The units of study for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science, Graduate Diploma
in Applied Science and Master of Applied Science are listed in subsection 3.
2.2 Credit point value, assumed knowledge, corequisites, prerequisites and any special
conditions are included in Tables 1 to 11 of these resolutions.
3. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science, Graduate Diploma in
Applied Science and Master of Applied Science
3.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science are required to complete
satisfactorily units of study granting a minimum of 24 credit points selected from units of
study as listed in subsection 3.
3.1.1 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science are required to complete
satisfactorily units of study granting a minimum of 36 credit points selected from units of study
as listed in subsection 3.
3.1.2 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science are required to complete satisfactorily
units of study granting a minimum of 48 credit points selected from units of study as listed in
subsection 3.
3.1.3 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science may enrol in 12-credit point project units
of study only after successful completion of at least 24 credit points of study, with credit
average and above, subject to the approval of the Program Coordinator.
3.1.4 Except as provided in subsection 4.6, candidates may not enrol in units of study that
are not included in the tables associated with these resolutions.
3.2 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Bioinformatics) (GradCertApplSc(Bioinf));
Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Bioinformatics) (GradDipApplSc(Bioinf)); Master of
Applied Science (Bioinformatics) (MApplSc(Bioinf))
3.2.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Bioinformatics) Stream A
are required to complete satisfactorily four core units of study (BIOL5001, BIOL5002,
MOBT5201, STAT5001).
3.2.2 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Bioinformatics) Stream B
are required to complete satisfactorily four core units of study (BIOL5002, MOBT5201,
STAT5001, COMP5213).
3.2.3 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Bioinformatics) Stream A
are required to complete satisfactorily four core units of study (BIOL5001, BIOL5002,
MOBT5201, STAT5001) and 12 credit points from optional units of study.
3.2.4 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Bioinformatics) Stream B
are required to complete satisfactorily five core units of study (BIOL5002, MOBT5201,
STAT5001, COMP5213, COMP5214) and 6 credit points from optional units of study.
3.2.5 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (Bioinformatics) Stream A are required to
complete satisfactorily four core units of study (BIOL5001, BIOL5002, MOBT5201, STAT5001)
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and 24 credit points from optional units of study.
3.2.6 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (Bioinformatics) Stream B are required to
complete satisfactorily five core units of study (BIOL5002, MOBT5201, STAT5001,
COMP5213, COMP5214) and 18 credit points from optional units of study.
Table 1 Bioinformatics

Unit of study                                                     Core/Option
Unless otherwise indicated, all units are worth 6 credit points
Stream A (Information Technology Background)
BIOL5001       Molecular Genetics & Inheritance                   C*
BIOL5002       Bioinformatics: Sequences & Genomes                C*
MOBT5201 Molecular Biotechnology A (Theory)                       C*
STAT5001 Applied Statistics for Bioinformatics                    C*
BINF5002       Bioinformatics Research Project A                  O
BINF5003       Bioinformatics Research Project B                  O
COMP5028 Object Oriented Analysis and Design                      O
COMP5318 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining                      O
COMP5426 Network Based High Performance Computing                 O
MCAN5104 Image Analysis                                           O
Stream B (Life Science Background)
BIOL5002       Bioinformatics: Sequences & Genomes                C*
COMP5213 Computer & Network Organisation                          C*
MOBT5201 Molecular Biotechnology A (Theory)                       C*
STAT5001 Applied Statistics for Bioinformatics                    C*
COMP5214 Software Development in Java                             C
BINF5002       Bioinformatics Research Project A                  O
BINF5003       Bioinformatics Research Project B                  O
COMP5206 Introduction to Information Systems                      O
COMP5211 Algorithms                                               O
MCAN5104 Image Analysis                                           O
* Core units for Graduate certificate

3.3 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Coastal Management) (GradCertApplSc(Coastal
Mgt)); Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Coastal Management) (GradDipApplSc(Coastal
Mgt)); Master of Applied Science (Coastal Management) (MApplSc(Coastal Mgt)) (Note: Not
available to new students from Semester 2, 2007)
3.3.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Coastal Management) are
required to complete satisfactorily at least two core units of study from: MARS5001, MARS5002,
MARS5003, GEOG5001, and 12 credit points from the following optional units of study:
MARS5001, MARS5002, MARS5003, GEOG5001, CHEM5001, ENVI5705, ENVI5803,
ENVI5808, ENVI5809.
3.3.2 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Coastal Management) are
required to complete satisfactorily four core units of study (MARS5001, MARS5002,
MARS5003, GEOG5001) and 12 credit points from the following optional units of study:
MARS5004, CHEM5001, ENVI5705, ENVI5803, ENVI5808, ENVI5809.
3.3.3 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (Coastal Management) are required to
complete satisfactorily four core units of study (MARS5001, MARS5002, MARS5003,
GEOG5001) and 24 credit points from the following optional units of study: MARS5004,
MARS5005, CHEM5001, ENVI5705, ENVI5803, ENVI5808, ENVI5809.
Table 2 Coastal Management

Unit of study
Unless otherwise indicated, all units are worth 6 credit points
MARS5001 Coastal Processes and Systems
NTMP5005 Tropical Coastal Management
MARS5006 Coral Reefs, Science & Management
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MARS5007      Coral Reefs, Energy and Climate
GEOG5001      Geographic Information Science A
GEOG5002      Geographic Information Science B
ENVI5708      Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
ENVI5809      Computer Modelling & Resource Management
ENVI5803      Law and the Environment
ENVI5903      Sustainable Development
ENVI5905      Management of Parks
ENVI5904      Understanding Environmental Uncertainty
MARS5005      Coastal Management Project (12cp) (Master's students only)

3.4     Graduate      Certificate   in      Applied    Science      (Environmental    Science)
(GradCertApplSc(EnvSc)); Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Environmental Science)
(GradDipApplSc(EnvSc)); Master of Applied Science (Environmental Science)
(MApplSc(EnvSc))
3.4.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Environmental Science) are
required to satisfactorily complete 24 credit points of units of study including one ENVI core
unit of study (ENVI5708 or ENVI5808) and 18 credit points from the optional units of study.
3.4.2 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Environmental Science) are
required to satisfactorily complete three core units of study (ENVI5705 and ENVI5808 and
either ENVI5708 or ENVI5904), and 18 credit points from optional units of study.
3.4.3 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (Environmental Science) are required to
satisfactorily complete three core units of study (ENVI5705 and ENVI5808 and either ENVI5708
or ENVI5904), and 30 credit points from optional units of study.
Table 3 Environmental Science

Unit of study
Unless otherwise indicated, all units are worth 6 credit points
MARS5001 Coastal Processes and Systems
NTMP5005 Tropical Coastal Management
MARS5006 Coral Reefs, Science & Management
MARS5007 Coral Reefs, Energy and Climate
GEOG5001 Geographic Information Science A
GEOG5002 Geographic Information Science B
ENVI5708      Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
ENVI5809      Computer Modelling & Resource Management
ENVI5803      Law and the Environment
ENVI5903      Sustainable Development
ENVI5905      Management of Parks
ENVI5904      Understanding Environmental Uncertainty
For Master's students only:
ENVI5501      Environmental Research Project (12cp)
MARS5005 Coastal Management Project (12cp)

3.5 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Health Psychology) (GradCertApplSc
(HlthPsych)); Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Health Psychology) (GradDipApplSc
HlthPsych)); Master of Applied Science (Health Psychology) (MApplSc (HlthPsych))
3.5.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Health Psychology) are
required to complete satisfactorily the following core units of study: PSYC5010, PSYC5011,
PUBH5018, and one elective unit of study from the following: PSYC5013, PSYC5012,
BACH5180.
3.5.2 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Health Psychology) are
required to complete satisfactorily the following core units of study: PSYC5010, PSYC5011,
PUBH5018; one elective unit of study from PSYC5013, PSYC5012, BACH5180; one
elective unit of study from PSYC5013, PSYC5012, BACH5180, and BACH5268.
3.5.3 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science ((Health Psychology) are required to
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complete satisfactorily the following core units of study: PSYC5010, PSYC5011 and
PUBH5018; one elective unit of study from PSYC5013, PSYC5012, and BACH5180; one
elective unit of study from PSYC5013, PSYC5012, BACH5180 and BACH5268; one elective
unit of study and one research elective unit of study.
3.5.4 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (Health Psychology) may be admitted to
the Research stream in their second semester of enrolment, upon completion of at least 24
credit points with a distinction average.
3.5.4.1 Candidates in the Research stream of the Master of Applied Science (Health
Psychology) are required to complete satisfactorily the following units of study:
PSYC5010, PSYC5011, PUBH5018; one elective unit of study from PSYC5013, PSYC5012,
BACH5180; one elective unit of study from PSYC5013, PSYC5012, BACH5180; BACH5268
and PSYC5015.
3.5.4 The units of study associated with the proposed award course are in Table 4, as follows.
Other electives will be available to students where appropriate and with agreement with the
programs' coordinator and Head of School and with agreement from the Faculty involved.
3.5.5 A candidate for the course shall proceed by completing units of study as prescribed by the
Faculty.
Table 4 Health Psychology
Unless otherwise indicated, all units are worth 6 credit points.

Unit of study                                                                   Core/Option
PSYC5010        Health Psychology in Clinical Practice                          C
PSYC5011        Applying Models of Health Behaviour                             C
PUBH5018        Introductory Biostatistics                                      C
PSYC5015        Research project in Health Psychology (Research stream only) 12 C
                cp
BACH5268        Developing a Research Project (for Research stream)             C
PSYC5013        Coping and adjustment to illness                                O
PSYC5012        Advanced Communication Skills                                   O
BACH5180        Stress and illness                                              O
PSYC5014        Developments in Health Psychology                               O
HPSC1000        Bio ethics                                                      O
PUBH5010        Epidemiology Methods and Uses                                   O
NURS6010        Clinical Qualitative Research                                   O
NURS5024        Cancer nursing practice                                         O
NURS5025        Understanding cancer causes and therapies                       O
NURS5026        Health promotion in cancer recovery                             O
BACH5061        Statistical Analysis with SPSS                                  O
BACH5300        Action Research                                                 O

3.6 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis)
(GradCertApplSc (Microsc and Microanal)); Graduate Diploma in Applied Science
(Microscopy and Microanalysis) (GradDipApplSc (Microsc and Microanal)); Master of Applied
Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis) (MApplSc (Microsc and Microanal))
3.6.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Microscopy and
Microanalysis) are required to complete satisfactorily 12 credit points from core units of study
and 12 credit points from optional units of study.
3.6.2 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Microscopy and
Microanalysis) are required to complete satisfactorily 12 credit points from core units of study
and a further 24 credit points from optional units of study.
3.6.3 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis) are
required to complete satisfactorily 12 credit points from core units of study, a further 24 credit
points from optional units of study, and 12 credit points of additional core project and report units
of study.
Table 5 Microscopy and Microanalysis

Unit of study                                                                  Core/Option
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All units are worth 6 credit points. There are no prerequisites, corequisites or other special
conditions for enrolment in these units of study except that 24 credit points of units of study
must be completed successfully before a candidate may enrol in MCAN5201, MCAN5202 or
MCAN5203.
Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master’s core units
MCAN5005                Introductory Microscopy & Microanalysis           C
MCAN5006                Electron Microscopy                               C
Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters Optional units
MCAN5101                Confocal & Fluorescence Microscopy                O
MCAN5102                Biological Specimen Preparation                   O
MCAN5103                Materials Preparation and Microscopy              O
MCAN5104                Image Analysis                                    O
MCAN5110                Nanostructural Analysis of Materials              O
MCAN5111                Microscopy of Biomolecular Processes              O
MCAN5112                Advances in Modern Microscopy                     O
MCAN5210                Research Methodology                              O
Master’s additional core units
MCAN5201                Project and Report A                              C
MCAN5202                Project and Report B                              C
Masters, Research path, Additional Core units
MCAN5203                Project and Report Part C                         C
MCAN5210                Research Methodology                              C

3.7    Graduate        Certificate   in     Applied   Science    (Molecular  Biotechnology)
(GradCertApplSc(MBT)); Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology)
(GradDipApplSc(MBT)); Master of Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology) (MApplSc(MBT))
3.7.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology)
are required to complete satisfactorily two core units of study (MOBT5101 and
MOBT5102).
3.7.2 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology)
are required to complete satisfactorily two core units of study (MOBT5101 and MOBT5102)
and 12 credit points from optional units of study.
3.7.3 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (Molecular Biotechnology) are required
to complete satisfactorily four core units of study (MOBT5101, MOBT5102 or BETH5201, and
MOBT5303) and 12 credit points from optional units of study.
Table 6 Molecular Biotechnology

Unit of study                                                                    Core/Option
Unless otherwise indicated, all units are worth 6 credit points. To enrol in these units of study,
candidates must satisfy the specific requirements relating to the subject area as detailed in
subsection 4.6 of the Resolutions.
Core units all degrees
MOBT5101             Applied Molecular Biotechnology A (12 credit points)        C
MOBT5102             Applied Molecular Biotechnology B (12 credit points)        C
Core units Master’s only
BETH5201             Ethics and Biotechnology (Genes and Stem Cells)             C/O
MOBT5303             Applied Molecular Biotech C (Project)                       C/O
Optional units Master’s only 12 credit points of units of study selected with the permission of the
program coordinator.

3.8 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Neuroscience) (GradCertApplSc(NeuroSc));
Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Neuroscience) (GradDipApplSc(NeuroSc)); Master of
Applied Science (Neuroscience) (MApplSc(NeuroSc)) Note: Not available to new students in
2007
3.8.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Neuroscience) are required
to complete satisfactorily four units of study selected from NEUR5101, NEUR5102,
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NEUR5103, NEUR5104, NEUR5105, NEUR5106, NEUR5107 or NEUR5108.
3.8.2 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Neuroscience) are required
to complete satisfactorily five units of study selected from NEUR5101, NEUR5102,
NEUR5103, NEUR5104, NEUR5105, NEUR5106, NEUR5107 or NEUR5108 and either
NEUR5001 or NEUR5002.
3.8.3 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (Neuroscience) are required to complete
satisfactorily five units of study selected from NEUR5101, NEUR5102, NEUR5103,
NEUR5104, NEUR5105, NEUR5106, NEUR5107 or NEUR5108 and three units of study
selected from NEUR5001, NEUR5002, NEUR5003, NEUR5004.
Table 7 Neuroscience

Unit of study
All units are worth 6 credit points. There are no prerequisites, corequisites or other special
conditions for enrolment in these units of study.
Optional units all degrees
NEUR5101                   Neurobiology of Addiction
NEUR5102                   Neuroscience of Aging
NEUR5103                   Brain Development
NEUR5104                   Psychobiology of Learning and Memory
NEUR5105                   Movement and Motor Control
NEUR5106                   Pain
NEUR5107                   Neurobiology of Psychoses
NEUR5108                   Visual Neuroscience
Project units Graduate Diploma and Master’s only
NEUR5001                   Neuroscience Library Project
NEUR5002                   Neuroscience Laboratory Project A
NEUR5003                   Neuroscience Laboratory Project B
NEUR5004                   Neuroscience Laboratory Project C

3.9     Graduate      Certificate     in    Applied    Science   (Nutrition and     Dietetics)
(GradCertApplSc(NutrDiet)); Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Nutrition and Dietetics)
(GradDipApplSc(NutrDiet)); Master of Applied Science (Nutrition and Dietetics)
(MApplSc(NutrDiet)) Note: Not available to new students in 2007
3.9.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) are
required to satisfactorily complete two core units of study (NTDT6001 and NTDT6011) and 12
credit points from optional units of study.
3.9.2 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) are
required to satisfactorily complete two core units of study (NTDT6001 and NTDT6011) and 24
credit points from optional units of study.
3.9.3 Candidates for the Masters of Applied Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) are required to
satisfactorily complete two core units of study (NTDT6001 and NTDT6011), and 36 credit
points from optional units of study.
Table 8 Nutrition and Dietetics

Unit of study                                                                 Core/Option
Unless otherwise indicated, all units are worth 6 credit points. To enrol in these units of study,
candidates must satisfy the specific requirements detailed in subsection 4.8 of the Resolutions.
Core units all degrees
NTDT6001               Advanced Nutritional Support (Theory)                  C
NTDT6011               Advanced Nutritional Support (Clinical)                C
Elective units all degrees
NTDT6002               Nutrition Support in Critical Care                     O
NTDT6012               Critical Care Nutritional Support                      O
NTDT6003               Medical Gastroenterology (Theory)                      O
NTDT6013               Medical Gastroenterology (Clinical)                    O
NTDT6004               Surgical Gastroenterology (Theory)                     O
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NTDT6014                Surgical Gastroenterology (Clinical)                    O

3.10 Graduate        Certificate    in     Applied     Science (Psychology  of   Coaching)
(GradCertApplSc(PsychCoach)); Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Psychology of
Coaching) (GradDipApplSc (PsychCoach)); Master of Applied Science(Psychology of
Coaching) (MApplSc(PsychCoach))
3.10.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching)
are required to satisfactorily complete three core units of study PSYC4721, PSYC4722 and
PSYC4724 and 6 credit points from elective units.
3.10.2 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching)
are required to satisfactorily complete three core units of study PSYC4721, PSYC4722 and
PSYC4724 and 18 credit points from elective units.
3.10.3 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching) are required
to complete satisfactorily three core units of study PSYC4721, PSYC4722 and PSYC4724
and a further 30 credit points from elective units of study.
Table 9 Psychology of Coaching

Unit of study                                                                  Core/Option
All units are worth 6 credit points. To enrol in these units of study, candidates must satisfy the
specific requirements detailed in subsection 3.10 of the Resolutions.
Core units all degrees
PSYC4721              Theories & Techniques of Coaching Psych                  C
PSYC4722              Fundamentals of Coaching Practice                        C
PSYC4724              Coaching Practice: Co-coaching & Groups                  C
PSYC4723              Socio-cognitive Issues in Coaching Psych                 O
PSYC4725              Assessment and Selection                                 O
PSYC4727              Coaching in Organisations                                O
PSYC4729              Groups, Teams and Systems                                O
PSYC4730              Personal and Work/Life Coaching                          O

3.11 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive Psychology)
(GradCertApplSc(ApplPosPsych));
3.11.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive
Psychology) are required to satisfactorily complete two core units of study PSYC4727 and
PSYC4730 and 12 credit points from elective units.
Table 10 Psychology of Coaching

Unit of study                                                                   Core/Option
All units are worth 6 credit points. To enrol in these units of study, candidates must satisfy the
specific requirements detailed in subsection 3.11 of the Resolutions.
Core units all degrees
PSYC4727             Positive Organisational Coaching                           C
PSYC4730             Applied Positive Psychology                                C
PSYC4721             Theories & Techniques of Coaching Psychology               O
PSYC4731             Psychology of Peak Performance                             O
PHIL7840             Philosophy and Science of Happiness                        O

3.12 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Spatial Information Science) (GradCertApplSc
(SIS))
3.12.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Spatial Information
Science) are required to complete satisfactorily two core units of study (GEOG5001 and
GEOG5002) and 12 credit points from optional units of study.
Table 11 Spatial Information Science

Unit of study                                                    Core/Option
Unless otherwise indicated, all units are worth 6 credit points.
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GEOG5001      Geographic Information Science A                  C
GEOG5002      Geographic Information Science B                  C
GEOG5003      Environmental Remote Sensing                      O
GEOG5004      Environmental Mapping and Monitoring              O
COMP5338      Advanced Data Models                              O
ENVI5809      Computer Modelling & Resource Management          O
AFNR5502      Remote Sensing, GIS & Land Management             O

3.13 Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Wildlife Health and Population Management)
(GradCertApplSc(WildHlthPopMan)); Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Wildlife Health
and Population Management) (GradDipApplSc(WildHlthPopMan)); Master of Applied Science
(Wildlife Health and Population Management) (MApplSc(WildHlthPopMan))
3.13.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Wildlife Health and
Population Management) are required to complete satisfactorily two core units of study
(WILD5001 and WILD5002) and 12 credit points from optional units of study.
3.13.2 Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Wildlife Health and
Population Management) are required to complete satisfactorily two core units of study
(WILD5001 and WILD5002) and 24 credit points from optional units of study.
3.13.3 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science (Wildlife Health and Population
Management) are required to complete satisfactorily three core units of study (WILD5001,
WILD5002 and WILD5009) and 24 credit points from optional units of study.
Table 12 Wildlife Health and Population Management
Unless otherwise indicated, all units are worth 6 credit points. There are no prerequisites,
corequisites or other special conditions for enrolment in these units of study except that 24
credit points of units of study must be completed successfully before a candidate may enrol in
WILD5009.
Core units all degrees
WILD5001 Australasian Wildlife: Introduction          C
WILD5002 Australasian Wildlife: Field Studies         C
Additional core unit Master’s
WILD5009 Research Project (12cp)                      C
Optional units
WILD5003 Wildlife Health                              O
WILD5004 Vertebrate Pest Management                   O
WILD5005 In Situ Wildlife Management                  O
WILD5006 Ex Situ Wildlife Management                  O
WILD5007 Sustainable Wildlife Use & Stewardship O

[Section 2]
4. Details of units of study
4.1 The units of study for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science, Graduate Diploma
in Applied Science and Master of Applied Science are listed in tables 1 to 11 of these
resolutions, in subsection 3.
4.2 A candidate for the course shall proceed by completing units of study as prescribed by the
Faculty.
4.3 A unit of study shall consist of such lectures, seminars, tutorial instruction, essays,
exercises, practical work, or project work as may be prescribed.
4.4 In these resolutions, 'to complete a unit of study' or any derivative expression means:
4.4.1 to attend the lectures and the meetings, if any, for seminars or tutorial instruction;
4.4.2 to complete satisfactorily the essays, exercises, practical and project work if any; and
4.4.3 to pass any other examination of the unit of study that may apply.
4.5 All units of study for a particular subject area may not be available every semester.
4.6 The Dean may allow substitution of any unit of study by another unit of study, including units
of study from other postgraduate coursework programs in the Faculty or elsewhere in the
University.
5. Enrolment in more/less than minimum load
5.1 A candidate may proceed on either a full-time or a part-time basis.
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6. Cross-institutional study
6.1 Cross institutional study shall not be available to students enrolled in the Graduate
Certificate in Applied Science, Graduate Diploma in Applied Science and Master of Applied
Science courses, except where the University of Sydney has a formal Cooperation Agreement
with another University.
7. Restrictions on enrolment
7.1 Admission to candidature may be limited by a quota.
7.2 In determining the quota, the University will take into account:
7.2.1 availability of resources including space, laboratory and computing facilities; and
7.2.2 availability of adequate and appropriate supervision.
7.3 In considering an application for admission to candidature the Dean shall take account
of the quota and will select, in preference, applicants who are most meritorious in terms of
section 2 above.
8. Discontinuation of enrolment
8.1 A student who does not enrol in any semester without first obtaining written permission
from the Dean to suspend candidature will be deemed to have discontinued enrolment in the
course.
8.2 Students who have discontinued from the course will be required to apply for
admission to the course and be subject to admission requirements pertaining at that time.
9. Suspension of candidature
9.1 A student may seek written permission from the Dean to suspend candidature in the
course.
9.2 Suspension may be granted for a maximum of one year.
10. Re-enrolment after an absence
10.1 A student who plans to re-enrol after a period of suspension must advise the Faculty of
Science Office in writing of their intention by no later than the end of October for First
Semester of the following year or the end of May for Second Semester of the same year.
11. Satisfactory progress
11.1 Candidates for the Master of Applied Science, the Graduate Diploma in Applied
Science, and the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science, shall be governed by the rules as
follows:
11.1.1 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 12 credit points at any stage of enrolment
in the Master of Applied Science will be required to show good cause why he or she should
be allowed to re-enrol and, if good cause has not been established, the student's
enrolment will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science;
11.1.2 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 18 credit points at any stage of enrolment
in the Master of Applied Science and/or the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science will be
required to show good cause why he or she should be allowed to re-enrol and, if good
cause has not been established, the student's enrolment will be transferred to the Graduate
Certificate in Applied Science;
11.1.3 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 12 credit points at any stage of enrolment
in the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science will be required to show good cause why he
or she should be allowed to re-enrol and, if good cause has not been established, the student
will not be permitted to re-enrol.
11.2 A student who has failed a cumulative total of more than 18 credit points in the Master
of Applied Science and/or the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science and/or the Graduate
Certificate in Applied Science will be required to show good cause why he or she should be
allowed to re-enrol and, if good cause has not been established, the student will not be
permitted to re-enrol.
11.3.1 A student who has failed a core unit at the second attempt in the Master of Applied
Science and/or the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science and/or the Graduate Certificate in
Applied Science will be deemed to have failed to complete course requirements and will be
required to show good cause why he or she should be allowed to re-enrol.
11.3.2 If good cause has not been established, the student will not be permitted to re-enrol.
12. Time limit
12.1 A candidate for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science shall complete the
requirements for the award in a minimum enrolment of one semester and a maximum
enrolment of four semesters.
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12.2 A candidate for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science shall complete the requirements
for the award in a minimum enrolment of two semesters and a maximum enrolment of six
semesters.
12.3 A candidate for the Master of Applied Science shall complete the requirements for the
award in a minimum of two semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.
13. Assessment policy
13.1 On completion of the requirements for the course, the Faculty shall determine the results
of the candidature.
14. Credit transfer policy
14.1 Credit is not available in the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science, Graduate Diploma
in Applied Science and Master of Applied Science for postgraduate study which has not been
undertaken in these award courses within the previous three years.
14.2 A candidate who has qualified for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Applied
Science may transfer, within three years, to the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science and
receive credit for up to 24 credit points from the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science.
14.3 A candidate who has qualified for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science
may transfer, within three years, to the Master of Applied Science and receive credit for up to
36 credit points from the Graduate Diploma in Applied Science.
14.4 A candidate who has completed units of study in the Applied Science program within the
previous three years, but has not qualified for an award, may transfer to another award course
within the same Applied Science program and receive credit for the units of study completed.
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                                Resolutions of the Faculty

Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive Psychology)
The Resolutions of the Faculty relating to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science
(Applied Positive Psychology) in the Faculty of Science are inserted, with effect from 1
January 2009 as follows:

Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive Psychology)
1. Admission
1.1 The Dean of the Faculty of Science may admit to candidature for:
1.1.1 The Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive Psychology):
1.1.1.1 graduates of the University of Sydney holding the degree of Bachelor of Science or
any other equivalent award of the University of Sydney;
1.1.1.2 graduates of other universities or other appropriate institutions who have
qualifications equivalent to those specified in subsection 1.1.1.1; or
1.1.1.3 persons who have experience which is considered to demonstrate the knowledge
and aptitude required to undertake the units of study.
1.2 Applicants must also meet the following requirements:
1.2.1 have either a 3-year Psychology degree or a 3-year degree in a cognate discipline; and
1.2.2 at least 2 years relevant employment experience is required.
1.2.3 Relevant work experience may include counselling, experience in organisational
learning and development, management experience, employment in applied psychology
settings, professional coaching or other areas directly related to coaching.
2. Units of Study
2.1 The units of study for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive
Psychology) are listed in subsection 4.1.
2.2 Credit point value, assumed knowledge, corequisites, prerequisites and any special
conditions are included in the unit of study descriptions.
Requirements for Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive
Psychology)
3.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive Psychology)
are required to satisfactorily complete two core units of study PSYC4727 and PSYC4730,
and 12 credit points from elective units.
Details of units of study
4.1 The units of study for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive
Psychology), are listed in the following table:
Unit of study 2009
Core units
PSYC4727 Positive Organisational Coaching
PSYC4730 Applied Positive Psychology
Elective units
PSYC4721 Theories & Techniques of Coaching Psychology
PSYC4731 Psychology of Peak Performance
PHIL7840 Philosophy and Science of Happiness
Students may enrol in alternative elective units with permission.
4.2 A candidate for the course shall proceed by completing units of study as prescribed by
the Faculty.
4.3 A unit of study shall consist of such lectures, seminars, tutorial instruction, essays,
exercises, practical work, or project work as may be prescribed.
4.4 In these resolutions, 'to complete a unit of study' or any derivative expression means:
4.4.1 to attend the lectures and the meetings, if any, for seminars or tutorial instruction;
4.4.2 to complete satisfactorily the essays, exercises, practical and project work if any; and
4.4.3 to pass any other examination of the unit of study that may apply.
4.5 All units of study for a particular subject area may not be available every semester.
4.6 The Dean may allow substitution of any unit of study by another unit of study, including
units of study from other postgraduate coursework programs in the Faculty or elsewhere in
the University.
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5. Enrolment in more/less than minimum load
5.1 A candidate may only proceed on a part-time basis.
6. Cross-institutional study
6.1 Cross institutional study shall not be available to students enrolled in the Graduate
Certificate course, except where the University of Sydney has a formal Cooperation
Agreement with another University.
7. Restrictions on enrolment
7.1 Admission to candidature may be limited by a quota.
7.2 In determining the quota, the University will take into account:
7.2.1 availability of resources including space, laboratory and computing facilities; and
7.2.2 availability of adequate and appropriate supervision.
7.3 In considering an application for admission to candidature the Dean shall take account of
the quota and will select, in preference, applicants who are most meritorious in terms of
subsection 1 above.
8. Discontinuation of enrolment
8.1 A student who does not enrol in any semester without first obtaining written permission
from the Dean to suspend candidature will be deemed to have discontinued enrolment in the
course.
8.2 Students who have discontinued from the course will be required to apply for admission
to the course and be subject to admission requirements pertaining at that time.
9. Suspension of candidature
9.1 A student may seek written permission from the Dean to suspend candidature in the
course.
9.2 Suspension may be granted for a maximum of one year.
10. Re-enrolment after an absence
10.1 A student who plans to re-enrol after a period of suspension must advise the Faculty of
Science Office in writing of their intention by no later than the end of October for First
Semester of the following year or the end of May for Second Semester of the same year.
11. Satisfactory progress
11.1 Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive
Psychology), shall be governed by the rules as follows:
11.1.1 A student who has failed a cumulative total of 12 credit points at any stage of
enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive Psychology) will
be required to show good cause why he or she should be allowed to re-enrol and, if good
cause has not been established, the student will not be permitted to re-enrol.
11.2 A student who has failed a core unit at the second attempt in the Graduate Certificate in
Applied Science (Applied Positive Psychology) will be deemed to have failed to complete
course requirements and will be required to show good cause why he or she should be
allowed to re-enrol.
11.2.1 If good cause has not been established, the student will not be permitted to re-enrol.
12. Time limit
12.1 A candidate for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive
Psychology) shall complete the requirements for the award in a minimum enrolment of two
semesters and a maximum enrolment of four semesters.
13. Assessment policy
13.1 On completion of the requirements for the course, the Faculty shall determine the
results of the candidature.
14. Credit transfer policy
14.1 Credit is not available in the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive
Psychology) for postgraduate study which has not been undertaken in this award course
within the previous three years.
14.2 A candidate who has qualified for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Applied
Science (Applied Positive Psychology) may transfer, within three years, to the Master of
Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching) and receive credit for up to 12 credit points from
the Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Applied Positive Psychology).
14.3 A candidate who has completed units of study in the Applied Science program within
the previous three years, but has not qualified for an award, may transfer to another award
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course within the same Applied Science program and receive credit for the units of study
completed.
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              Postgraduate English Language Requirements

Amended by the Academic Board on 16 April 2008
Date of effect: 17 April 2008
Appendix last amended: 2 July 2008

1.      Policy
        This policy outlines the Academic Board’s position on English language requirements
        for applicants for postgraduate award courses for whom English is not their first
        language.

2.      Background
        The Academic Board has established the minimum English language requirements
        for postgraduate award course applicants. Faculties may ask the Academic Board to
        approve specific requirements above the University minimum levels. Students must
        be made aware of the English language requirements at the time of application.

3.      Coverage
        This policy applies to all applicants, both local and international, for postgraduate
        coursework and postgraduate research award courses.

4.      Principles
        4.1    Once candidates have satisfied academic eligibility provisions (admission) and
               met any necessary student visa requirements, candidates must also satisfy
               these provisions relating to English language proficiency.

        4.2    Faculties may request that the Academic Board approve English language
               requirements above the minimum set out in 4.3.3 below. Approved Faculty
               variations above the minimum requirements are set out in appendix one of this
               policy.

        4.3    Proof of proficiency in English may include:
               4.3.1 a record of satisfactory achievement in tertiary studies in which the
                      language of the institution was English and the language of instruction,
                      examination and assessment was English. Satisfactory achievement
                      will be determined by the appropriate Faculty and should be relevant to
                      the discipline concerned.
               4.3.2 successful completion of the course “English for Academic Purposes”
                      at the University’s Centre for English Teaching.
               4.3.3 an internationally recognised English language test meeting the
                      University minimum requirements, or approved Faculty requirements
                      where these are higher than the University minimum:
                      4.3.3.1 IELTS (International English Language Testing Scheme)
                               overall band score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band;
                               or
                      4.3.3.2 TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 577 plus TWE
                               (Test of Written English) at 4.5; or
                      4.3.3.3 CBT (Computer-based TOEFL) 233 plus Essay Rating 4.5; or
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                        4.3.3.4 IBT (Internet Based TOEFL) 90 plus minimum of 23 for writing
                                and 22 for Reading, Speaking and Listening
                        4.3.3.5 Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English grade A or B;
                        4.3.3.6 GCSW English language grade A or B; or
                        4.3.3.7 CULT (Combined Universities Language Test 70); or
                        4.3.3.8 the relevant Faculty requirements set out in Appendix One,
                                where the requirements are higher than the University
                                minimum above.

5.      Dean’s ability to waive English language requirements in certain circumstances
        5.1   In accordance with the Delegations of Authority: Academic Functions, the
              Dean of the Faculty has the ability to waive English language requirements in
              certain circumstances.

        5.2    In waiving English language requirements the Dean of the Faculty must be
               satisfied, on the advice of the head of department/school concerned that the
               candidate has English language competency to enable the successful
               completion of the course.

        5.3    The Dean of the Faculty may waive English language requirements where a
               candidate submits a recognised English language test score which deviates
               from the University, or specific course requirements by IELTS (International
               English Language Testing Scheme) not more than 0.5 below the overall band
               score and not more than 1.0 below in any of the individual bands; or
               equivalent result in an alternative recognised measure of English language
               proficiency as listed in Section 4.3.

        5.4    In establishing satisfaction that the candidate has English language
               competency to enable the successful completion of the course, where the
               Dean is waiving English language requirements, the Dean may consider all
               relevant factors including such things as ability to communicate in an
               academic environment; the fact of a student having been known to the Faculty
               for at least two years; previous appropriate work experience in an English
               language environment; and verbal discussion between the Faculty and the
               candidate.

        5.5    The Graduate Studies Committee (in the case of postgraduate coursework
               courses) and the Research and Research Training Committee (in the case of
               postgraduate research courses) may approve exceptions to the limits for 5.3
               in exceptional circumstances.

6.      Time limits
        6.1    Where a candidate is providing proof of proficiency in English through a record
               of satisfactory achievement in tertiary studies. The tertiary studies must have
               been undertaken no more than a maximum of 5 years prior to the application.

        6.2    Where a candidate is providing proof of proficiency in English through
               successful completion of an appropriate course at the University’s Centre for
               English Teaching, the course shall have been completed no more than 2
               years prior to the application

        6.3    Where a candidate is providing proof of proficiency in English through an
               internationally recognised English language test, scores older than two years
               at the time of application will not be accepted.

7.      Procedures for waiving English language requirements
        7.1   The Dean must record in writing the approval to waive English requirements
              on an individual basis outlining:
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               7.1.1    the proof of proficiency in English provided by the candidate;
               7.1.2    the reasons, in accordance with this policy, the Dean approved the
                        waiver.

        7.2    The Faculty Office (or appropriate administrative unit) shall ensure:
               7.2.1 a record of the approved waiving of requirements is kept on the
                     student file;
               7.2.2 for local applicants, that the basis for admission is recorded in FlexSIS;
                     and
               7.2.3 for International applicants, that the International Office is advised of
                     the approval to waive English requirements and the basis for the
                     decision and that the International Office ensures that the basis for
                     admission is recorded in FlexSIS.

8.      Authority
        8.1   Development/consultation
              Consultation on this policy involved the International Office, the Strategic
              Director (Internationalisation), faculties, the Postgraduate Research Training
              Sub-Committee, Graduate Studies Committee, and the Academic Board.

        8.2    Management responsibility
               The Dean of Graduate Studies shall have overall management responsibility
               for the policy.

        8.3    Implementation and monitoring
               The Dean of Graduate Studies shall have responsibility for implementing and
               monitoring the policy.

        8.4    Review
               The Dean of Graduate Studies shall initiate a review of the policy in July 2006

        8.5    Communication
               The Dean of Graduate Studies shall be responsible for communicating the
               policy.

        8.6    Contact
               Inquiries should be directed to:
               Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies
               H04
               Phone: 9036 9518
               E-mail: DoGS@usyd.edu.au

9.      Related information
        9.1   Related University legislation, resolutions, policies and procedures include:
              9.1.1 University of Sydney (Amendment Act) Rule 1999 (as amended) at
                     http://www.usyd.edu.au/publications/calendar/
              9.1.2 Probationary candidate and English expression at
                     http://db.usyd.edu.au/policy/policy_index.stm

        9.2    University policies superseded or replaced by this policy:
               9.2.1 Postgraduate English Language Requirements (approved 28 April
                      2004) at
                      http://db.usyd.edu.au/policy/policy_index.stm

        9.3    External legislation, resolutions, policies related to this policy include:
               9.3.1 Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 at
                      http://www.dest.gov.au/esos/
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               9.3.2    National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of
                        Education and Training to Overseas Students (The National Code) at
                        http://www.dest.gov.au/esos/National_Code/contents.htm
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Appendix One:                Schedule of approved Faculty variations, above the University minimum
                             requirements

                                                                 Requirements (above the
Faculty                          Course                                                         Approval Date
                                                                 University minimum)
Faculty of Agriculture, Food
and Natural Resources
Faculty of Architecture          All postgraduate award          For students without a         18 April 2007
                                 courses                         Bachelor’s Degree from an
                                                                 English language
                                                                 university, and who have
                                                                 studied less than two years
                                                                 in an institution of English
                                                                 instruction, an IELTS score
                                                                 of a minimum average of
                                                                 7.0 with no section below
                                                                 6.0 must be provided.
Faculty of Arts                  Master of Media Practice        •    TOEFL – 600 or better     29 August 2007
                                 Graduate Diploma in Media            plus TWE at 4.5+
                                 Practice                        •    IELTS – Overall band
                                 Graduate Certificate in Media        score 6.5 or better;
                                 Practice                             with a minimum of 7.0
                                                                      in Writing AND
                                                                      Speaking; minimum
                                                                      6.0 in Listening AND
                                                                      Reading
Faculty of Dentistry             Master of Dental Science in     •    IELTS 7 with no band      18 April 2007
                                 Oral Medicine and Oral               below 6.0 or
                                 Pathology, Orthodontics,        •    TOEFL 600 plus TWE
                                 Paediatric Dentistry,                4.5 or
                                 Periodontics, Prosthodontics    •    Computer-based
                                                                      TOEFL 250 with an
                                                                      Essay Rating of 4.5.

Faculty of Economics and         Executive Master of Business    •   TOEFL – 600 or better      16 April 2008
Business                         Administration, Master of           plus TWE at 4.5+
                                 Management, Master of           •   IELTS – Overall band
                                 Management (CEMS), Master           score of 7.0 or better,
                                 of Marketing, Master of             with no component
                                 Human Resource                      being below 6.0
                                 Management and Industrial
                                 Relations (and embedded
                                 sequences), Master of
                                 International Business and
                                 Law, Master of International
                                 Security Studies (and
                                 embedded sequences),
                                 Master of Organisational
                                 Coaching (and embedded
                                 sequences), Master of
                                 Commerce and Master of
                                 Facilities Management,
                                 Master of Transport
                                 Management and Master of
                                 Urban and Regional Planning
Faculty of Education and         Master of Teaching              •   IELTS – Overall band       27 February 2008
Social Work                                                          score of 7.5 or better
                                                                     with no band less than
                                                                     7.5
Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Health Sciences       Doctor of Health Sciences       •   IELTS - Overall band       12 June 2002
                                                                     of 7.0, with individual    (effective from 1
                                                                     band of speaking and       January 2003)
                                                                     writing of no less than
                                                                     6.5
                                 Master of Occupational          •   TOEFL – 600 or better,     29 August 2007
                                 Therapy                             plus TWE at 5.0+
                                                                 •   IELTS – Overall band
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2 July 2008                                                                         Page E135
                                                              score of 7.0 or better,
                                                              with at least 7 for
                                                              Speaking and for
                                                              Writing on each band
                         Master of Diagnostic             •   TOEFL – 600 or better,     29 August 2007
                         Radiography, Master of               plus TWE at 5.0+
                         Nuclear Medicine and Master      •   IELTS – Overall band
                         of Radiation Therapy                 score of 7.0 or better,
                                                              with at least 6.5 for
                                                              Speaking and for
                                                              Writing on each band

                         All postgraduate                 •   IELTS – Overall band       17 May 2006
                         Physiotherapy courses                score of 7.0 or better
                                                              with individual bands of
                                                              speaking and writing of
                                                              7.0
                         Master of Speech Language        •   IELTS – Overall band       15 September 2004
                         Pathology; Master of Speech          score of 7.0 or better,
                         Language Pathology                   with at least 7.0 in
                         (Honours)                            each of the
                                                              components
                         All postgraduate award           •   IELTS – Overall band       2 November 2005
                         courses in the School of             score of 7.0 or better
                         Exercise and Sports Science          with individual bands of
                                                              speaking and writing of
                                                              no less than 6.5
                         Combined degrees of:             •   IELTS – Overall band       4 October 2006
                         Bachelor of Health Sciences /        score of 7.0 or better,
                         Master of Clinical Vision            with individual bands of
                         Sciences;                            speaking and writing of
                         Bachelor of Health Sciences /        no less than 7.0
                         Master of Health Information     •   TOEFL – 600 or better,
                         Management;                          plus TWE at 5+,
                         Bachelor of Health Sciences /        computer 250 or better,
                         Master of Rehabilitation             plus essay rating of 5
                         Counselling                          or better
                                                          •   CULT – 85
Faculty of Law           All postgraduate award           •   IELTS – Overall band       12 February 1997
                         courses                              score of 7.0 or better,
                                                              with at least 6.0 in
                                                              each of the
                                                              components
Faculty of Medicine      All postgraduate award           •   TOEFL – 577 or better      2 November 2005
                         courses                              overall, plus TWE at
                                                              4.5+
Faculty of Nursing and   All postgraduate award           •   IELTS – Overall band       14 August 2002
Midwifery                courses                              score of 7.0 or better,
                                                              with at least 7.0 in
                                                              each of the
                                                              components
Faculty of Pharmacy      All postgraduate award           •   TOEFL – 600 or better      11 October 2007
                         courses, with the exception of       plus TWE at 4.5+           (effective from 1
                         the Master of Philosophy and     •   IELTS – Overall band       January 2008)
                         Doctor of Philosophy                 score of 7.0 or better,
                                                              with no component
                                                              being below 6.5
Faculty of Science       Master of Nutrition and          •   IELTS – Overall band       14 November 2005
                         Dietetics; Master of                 score of 7.5 or better,    (effective from 1
                         Nutritional Science; Master of       with at least 6.5 in       January 2006)
                         Applied Science (Nutrition           each of the
                         and Dietetics); Graduate             components
                         Diploma in Applied Science
                         (Nutrition and Dietetics); and
                         Graduate Certificate in
                         Applied Science (Nutrition
                         and Dietetics)
                         Graduate Certificate in          •   IELTS: Overall band        16 March 2005
                         Applied Science (Psychology          score of 7.5 as a          (effective from 1
Academic Board agenda                                            11. Report of the Graduate Studies Committee
2 July 2008                                                                                    Page E136
                                of Coaching), Graduate                minimum on each band          January 2005)
                                Diploma in Applied Science            with no band falling
                                (Psychology of Coaching)              below a score of 6.0
                                and Master of Applied
                                Science (Psychology of
                                Coaching)

                                Master of Environmental          •    IELTS – Overall band          2 November 2005
                                Science and Law and Master            score of 7.0 with no
                                of Environmental Law                  band less than 6.0
                                Doctor of Clinical Psychology;   •    IELTS – Overall score         14 November 2005
                                Doctor of Clinical                    of 7.0, with no band          (effective from 1
                                Neuropsychology                       less than 7.0                 January 2006)
Faculty of Veterinary Science   All postgraduate award           •    IELTS: Overall band           16 March 2005
                                courses except the Veterinary         score of 7.0 with no          (effective from 1
                                Public Health Management              band falling below a          January 2005)
                                courses                               score of 6.5.
                                                                 •    TOEFL: 600 or better
                                                                      plus TWE at 5.0+
                                                                 •    CBT: 250 plus essay
                                                                      rating 5.0

                                Master of Veterinary Public      •     TOEFL – 600 or better        12 November 2003
                                Health Management;                     plus TWE at 5.0+
                                Graduate Diploma in              •     CBT – 250 plus Essay
                                Veterinary Public Health               Rating 5.0
                                Management; and Graduate         •     IELTS – Overall band
                                Certificate in Veterinary              score of 7.0 or better,
                                Public Health Management               with at least 7.0 for
                                                                       Speaking and 7.0 for
                                                                       Writing on each band.
Sydney College of the Arts      All postgraduate award           “Satisfactory      record     in   2 July 2008
                                courses                          tertiary studies” is defined
                                                                 as follows:

                                                                 Applicants must present
                                                                 evidence of one-year full-
                                                                 time university study in
                                                                 which the language of the
                                                                 institution was English, and
                                                                 the language of instruction,
                                                                 examination               and
                                                                 assessment was English.
                                                                 To be “satisfactory” the
                                                                 applicant must have a pass
                                                                 average if this qualification
                                                                 was not used to gain
                                                                 admission. The study must
                                                                 have been undertaken at a
                                                                 recognised        institution.
                                                                 Where a university has two
                                                                 official languages, one
                                                                 being English, proof must
                                                                 be received from the
                                                                 Registrar/Academic Affairs
                                                                 office or equivalent that the
                                                                 applicant’s course was
                                                                 conducted in English.

                                                                 The above definition of
                                                                 “satisfactory achievement”
                                                                 should be applied for local
                                                                 and international
                                                                 postgraduate applicants,
                                                                 where English is not their
                                                                 first language.
Sydney Conservatorium of        All postgraduate award           •     IELTS – Overall band         2 November 2005
Music                           courses                                score of 7.0 with no
                                                                       band less than 6.5
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2 July 2008                                                                        Page E137
                        Graduate Certificate of Music   •   IELTS – Overall band     2 November 2005
                        Studies (Pedagogy),                 of 6.5 with no band
                        Graduate Diploma of Music           less than 6.0
                        Studies (Pedagogy) and
                        Master of Music Studies
                        (Pedagogy)
                        Graduate Certificate of Music   •   IELTS – Overall band     2 November 2005
                        Studies (Creative Sound             of 6.5 with no band
                        Production), Graduate               less than 6.0
                        Diploma of Music Studies
                        (Creative Sound Production)
                        and Master of Music Studies
                        (Creative Sound Production)
                        the Graduate Diploma of         •   IELTS – Overall band     2 November 2005
                        Music (Performance) and             of 6.0
                        Master of Music Studies
                        (Performance)
                                                                          APPENDIX F
                                                                                   Page F1
                                                                AGENDA ITEM 12
                                   Report of the Learning and Teaching Committee

12.2 Report of the Learning and Teaching Committee meeting held on 11 June 2008
The Learning and Teaching Committee met on 11 June 2008 when there were present: The
Chair (Associate Professor G Ryan) presiding, Professors D Armstrong and B Sutton,
Associate Professors D Airey, S Barrie, C Collyer, P McCallum, P McGreevy and C Roberts,
Drs J Clegg, D Collins, S Cumming, M Edmond, D Field (for D Guest), C Groenlund, A
Rubino, K Shresthna (for R Saunders) and C Taylor, Mr R Anderson, Ms J Gavan, Ms K
Laing, Ms D Lockart and Ms P Stevens(for S Hanfling). Ms A Griffiths was in attendance.

The full agenda for the meeting may be accessed on the web:
http://sydney.edu.au/ab/committees/oldcom/learn_teach/2008_agendas.shtml

12.2.1 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards
       (1)   Awards for Outstanding Teaching
             The winners of the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Teaching for
             2008 have been announced and the recipients are:

             Associate Professor Anthony Masters, School of Chemistry, Faculty of
             Science.
             Associate Professor Masters is an outstanding teacher who is committed to
             enhancing student learning through thoughtful and innovative teaching
             practice.

             Associate Professor Paul McGreevy, Animal Science, Faculty of Veterinary
             Science.
             Associate Professor McGreevy demonstrates a passion for teaching through
             the development of innovative teaching curricula which is recognised
             internationally.

             In the early teaching career award category:

             Dr Michael Anderson, Faculty of Education and Social Work
             Dr Anderson teaching pedagogical philosophy encourages debate amongst
             his students and reflection on their learning outcomes.

             This year there were 13 applications received and all were of particularly high
             standard which reflects the quality of teaching across the University. The
             Selection Panel found selecting only three winners particularly challenging
             and agreed to highly commend two of the applications. Many applicants were
             encouraged to resubmit in 2009.

             Recommendation
             That the Academic Board note and congratulate the recipients of the Vice-
             Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Teaching for 2008.

      (2)    Award for Support of the Student Experience
             The winner of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Support of the Student
             Experience for 2008 is First Year Chemistry Teaching Fellow Team whose
             team includes Dr Adam Bridgeman, Professor Trevor Hambley and Professor
             Scott Kable.

             The First Year Chemistry Teaching Fellow Team is a scheme developed by
             the School of Chemistry in 2006 which aims to establish an enthusiastic, well-
Academic Board agenda                           12. Report of the Learning and Teaching Committee
2 July 2008                                                                      Page F2
               trained team of Teaching Fellows to deliver an enlarged and engaging tutorial
               program. To support the professional development of the Fellows through the
               pursuit of research and teaching excellence and to develop new teaching
               practices and approaches with enhanced student support, feedback and
               employment.

               The Selection Panel agreed that the First Year Chemistry Teaching Fellow
               Team was an excellent initiative that was sustainable and distinctive
               benefitting undergraduate and postgraduate students.

               Recommendation
               That the Academic Board note and congratulate the recipients of the Vice-
               Chancellor’s Award for Support of the Student Experience for 2008.

12.2.2 Proceedings of the Committee
       (1)   Focus Topic
             The Committee further considered the documents
             • Consultation with Students and
             • Flexible, Student Centred Learning in the University of Sydney
             It was agreed that Flexible, Student Centred Learning in the University of
             Sydney has been superseded by other existing Academic Board policy
             documents. Discussion then focussed on the Consultation with Students
             document. Changes suggested in the meeting will now be used to amend the
             document before a new draft is presented to the Academic Board.

        (2)    Report of the Chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee
               The Chair sought feedback from the Committee on the Academic Reform
               paper that was presented by the Provost at the April meeting of the Academic
               Board and subsequently circulated to members of the Committee. Concerns
               were raised by members over the implications of the recommendation that
               every student be given the opportunity for study overseas and the equity
               issues this would raise. It was explained that the paper was the result of
               recommendations that came out of working parties. The next phase would be
               to look at the recommendations and how they might be implemented. It was
               not yet decided which recommendations would be implemented. The
               Committee was keen to have further input to the recommendations and will
               await the timeline for this process. As a starting point, members will seek
               comment from their faculties for discussion at the August Learning and
               Teaching Committee meeting.

        (3)    Report of the Deputy Provost and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and
               Teaching)
               The Committee noted a report from the Deputy Provost and Pro Vice-
               Chancellor (Learning and Teaching). Professor Armstrong spoke to the written
               report, adding an extensive review of Indigenous Education and educational
               support is being undertaken by the University. The review panel will be
               meeting and compiling a report next semester, with the report due by the end
               of the year.

        (4)    Other Matters Considered by the Committee
               • The Committee noted the report of the Academic Board meeting of the 28
                  May 2008.
               • The Committee was informed that it was the final meeting for Dr Jack
                  Clegg, of SUPRA. The Committee thanked Dr Clegg for the contribution
                  he has made during his time on the Committee.
                                                                              APPENDIX G
                                                                                       Page G1

                                                                  AGENDA ITEM 13
                            Report of the Research and Research Training Committee

13.2   Report of the Research and Research Training Committee meeting held on 11
       June 2008
       The Committee met on 11 June 2008 when there were present: The Chair (Professor J
       Trewhella) presiding, Professors J Christodoulou, M Crossley, T Hambley, A Masri, K
       Refshauge, J Stubbs, B Sutton and N Weber, Associate Professors J Bobis, J Kril, P
       McCallum and A Mitchell, Drs A Black, D Cabrera, K Marsh and P Young, and Ms K
       Barnsley, Ms C Blomley, Mr J Shipp and Mr D Trembath. Ms M Kemmis was in
       attendance.

13.2.1 Proposals for New and Amended Courses
       13.2.1.1 Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies: Master of
                Philosophy                                                                page G3
                The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies is proposing to
                amend the admission requirements for the Master of Philosophy to allow entry
                to the course from various coursework masters degrees offered by the Faculty.
                This amendment will allow the Faculty to market the coursework degrees
                packaged with the Master of Philosophy, particularly to international students.
                It is stressed that these packages will not be combined degrees and that
                admission to the Master of Philosophy will be dependent on completion of the
                coursework masters.

                Recommendation
                That the Academic Board:
                (1)     approve the proposal from the Faculty of Engineering and Information
                        Technologies to amend the Master of Philosophy, and
                (2)     approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Faculty relating to the
                        course,
                with effect from 1 January 2009, as set out in the report.

13.2.2 Appointment of Examiners
       An analysis of the examination times reported by various faculties indicates that one
       factor in unnecessarily prolonging the examination period is the time taken in appointing
       examiners, particularly in those cases where the examiners are appointed after the
       thesis is submitted.

       To ensure that examiners are appointed in a timely manner, the PhD Award Sub-
       Committee recommends that amendments be made to the Academic Board Resolutions
       relating to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Calendar 2008, p 147) (additions
       indicated by underline, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

              Delays in appointment to be avoided
              1.3.1 The head of department and the faculty or college board shall take all
              possible steps to ensure that examiners are appointed within at least four weeks
              of before the submission of the thesis and, where this does not occur, shall
              report the circumstances to the PhD Award Sub-Committee.

       Recommendation
       That the Academic Board amend the Academic Board Resolutions relating to the
       Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, as set out in the report presented.
Academic Board agenda                     13. Report of the Research & Research Training Committee
2 July 2008                                                                      Page G2

13.2.3 Reports to Examiners on the Outcome of the Examination Process                         page G4
       At the Research & Research Committee meeting of 6 February 2008, Associate
       Professor Kril raised the issue of advising the outcome of the examination process to the
       relevant examiners. The Committee asked that the PhD Award Sub-Committee discuss
       this issue further.

        The Sub-Committee has developed the attached template for use by faculties in
        providing advice to examiners. It recommends that the template be referred to the
        Academic Board for approval.

        Recommendation
        That the Academic Board approve the implementation of the outcome of the
        examination template, as outlined in the report presented.

13.2.4 Proceedings of the Committee
       (1)     Open Access to Research Publications
               The University Librarian, Mr John Shipp, presented a proposal for the
               lodgement of research papers with the University’s digital repository. He
               advised that there was a world-wide trend for government-funded research to
               be publicly accessible, and advised that the Library was currently developing
               materials to assist academics to negotiate such access with specific journals
               and publishers.

                 The Committee has agreed to establish a Working Party (chaired by Mr Shipp)
                 to develop a policy on this matter for submission to the Academic Board.

        (2)      Report of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
                 The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) advised the Committee regarding the
                 new Future Fellowships scheme being introduced by ARC and the recent
                 publication of a discussion paper by the higher education review commission
                 (headed by Professor Denise Bradley).

        (3)      Other Reports
                 The Committee also noted:
                 • an update from the Research Office on the Research Management Project;
                 • the report of the PhD Award Sub-Committee meeting held on 20 May 2008;
                 • the membership of the PhD Review and Master of Philosophy working
                    parties established at the Committee’s May meeting; and
                 • the report of the Academic Board meeting of 28 May 2008.
Academic Board agenda                      13. Report of the Research & Research Training Committee
2 July 2008                                                                       Page G3

                                  Resolutions of the Faculty

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
Clauses 1 and 9 in the Faculty Resolutions relating to the Master of Philosophy in the Faculty of
Engineering and Information Technologies is amended, with effect from 1 January 2009, as
follows (additions indicated by underlined, deletions indicated by strikethrough):

Master of Philosophy
1. Admission Requirements
1.1 Except as provided in Part 9, University of Sydney (Amendment Act) 1999, an applicant for
admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Philosophy shall:
1.1.1 be a graduate in Engineering or Information Technologies of the University of Sydney and
have achieved first or second class honours or a standard deemed acceptable by the Faculty;
or
1.1.2 be a graduate of any other Faculty of the University of Sydney and have achieved first or
second class honours or a standard deemed acceptable by the Faculty; or
1.1.3 be a graduate of another institution holding equivalent qualifications to a graduate of the
University of Sydney; and
1.1.4 have completed courses acceptable to the Faculty of Engineering and Information
Technologies; and
1.1.5 have in the opinion of the Faculty reached first or second class honours standard.
1.2 Any applicant who furnishes evidence that satisfies the Faculty that a suitable standard of
knowledge has been acquired, may be admitted by the Dean on the recommendation of the
Head of School.
1.3 Candidates who have completed a Masters by Coursework in the Faculty of Engineering
and Information Technology will be admitted to the MPhil provided that they:
1.3.1 achieve a minimum weighted average mark of 75% in the Masters by Coursework, and
1.3.2 complete a research thesis with a weighting of at least 12 credit points and a minimum
grade of Distinction.
1.4 Candidates who have completed a Masters by Coursework and have not achieved the
requirements detailed in Section 1.3, may still be admitted to the MPhil subject to special
approval by the Faculty.

9. Alternate path in Information Technologies
9.1 The MPhil may be combined with the MIT (Master of Information Technology) and MITM
(Master of IT Management) in a two-year program subject to the Faculty approval and provided
that the candidates meet the following requirements:
9.1.1 A minimum WAM of 75 in an undergraduate degree in Science, Computing, Engineering
or IT from the University of Sydney or another institution of equivalent standing.
9.1.2 Achieve a minimum WAM of 75 in the first 24 credit points completed during their
candidature, and
9.1.3 Achieve a minimum WAM of 75 in the subsequent enrolment which consist of an 18cr
thesis and 6cr unit of study on research methods.
Academic Board agenda                         13. Report of the Research & Research Training Committee
2 July 2008                                                                          Page G4




NSW 2006 AUSTRALIA                                                                  [FACULTY]
[Faculty’s Representative Name]                                                Telephone: [INSERT NUMBER]
                                                                                Facsimile: [INSERT NUMBER]
                                                                                      Email: [INSERT EMAIL]



[NAME]
[ADDRESS]
[EMAIL]

[DATE]



Dear [TITLE] [Examiner’s SURNAME]

                                  Re: Examination of [Students Name]

Please accept our thanks for your assistance in this examination. I am writing to advise you of
the outcome of the recent examination of [Student’s FIRST NAME] [Student’s SURNAME]
thesis. Following the receipt of all examiner reports a decision was made to award/not award
the degree of Doctor of Philosophy to the candidate. [INSERT ONE:] [The degree has been
awarded without any further conditions] [The degree has been awarded subject to minor
correction(s)] [The degree has been awarded subject to the making of emendations /the
fulfilment of other conditions] [The degree has not been awarded, but instead the student has
been permitted to resubmit a revised and resubmit thesis for examination following a further
period of study].



Sincere thanks



[INSERT NAME]

on behalf
Dr William Adams
Registrar

cc Student File
                                                                         APPENDIX H
                                                                                  Page H1

                                                                AGENDA ITEM 14
                                        Report of the Academic Staffing Committee

14.2   Report of the Academic Staffing Committee meeting held on 3 June 2008

The Committee met on 3 June 2008 when there were present: The Acting Chair (Professor
B Sutton) presiding, Professors D Armstrong, C Murphy and I Ramzan, Associate Professor
P McCallum, Dr G Sullivan and Mr C Streeter. Professor C Armour, Mr S McCoy and Ms L
Wells were in attendance.

14.2.1 Proceedings of the Committee
       (1)   Academic Promotions Working Party
             The Chair provided an update to the current status of the working group for
             academic promotions process. The chair spoke of an initial meeting with
             Professors Nutbeam, Armstrong and Sutton, Mr Streeter, Mr Malcolm and Ms
             Anderson taking place to discuss framing of the promotions policy, career
             guidance and staff development aspirations.

       (2)    Academic Board Nominees – Identifying Staff
              Mr Streeter spoke of the possibility of approaching recently retired level D
              and E academics, who may want to have continued association with the
              University, to be Academic Board nominees. He suggested flagging this with
              the Deans at the next Committee of Deans to gain their support to identify
              suitable people.

       (3)    Succession Planning and Staff Engagement Survey
              Mr McCoy made a presentation on succession planning and updated the
              Committee on the staff engagement survey results for the Finance
              community.

       (4)    Promotion of Research Only Academics
              Professor Armour presented a supplementary paper following her earlier
              report on promotion pathways for research-only staff pathway. She raised
              issues related to clarifying such pathways, and the nomenclature associated
              with different promotional levels.

       (5)    Other Matters
              The Committee also noted the report of the Academic Board meeting of 28
              May 2008.

				
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