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University of Sydney (USYD) Courses

Bachelor

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The honours year in science is a widely recognised and highly regarded additional year of undergraduate study available to you after you complete your undergraduate course.

Entry Requirements
Admission requirements

To qualify for admission to the To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours), you must:

  1. have qualified for or be a graduate with a Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) from the University of Sydney;
  2. have completed a relevant major (i.e., a minimum of 24 credit points of 3000-level units of study) relating to the intended Honours discipline;
  3. have achieved a Science Weighted Average Mark (SCIWAM*) of at least 65.00 or have a credit average (65.00) in 48 credit points of relevant** 2000-level and 3000-level units of study; and
  4. satisfy any additional criteria set by the relevant Head of School or Discipline.

The University's Coursework Rule requires Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) students to complete their Honours program within 10 years of the commencement of their original qualifying Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) degree. As such, if your original Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) degree was commenced more than 10 years ago or close to 10 years ago, you may be ineligible for admission.

Applicants whose original Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) degree was commenced more than 10 years ago or close to 10 years ago are strongly recommended to seek advice from the Admissions Office prior to submitting an application for Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours). The Admissions Office will consult and confer with the relevant contacts in the Faculty of Science and the relevant School as appropriate.

Please note that, in some Schools and Disciplines, the minimum SCIWAM requirement is higher than 65.00, particularly where entry is very competitive. For example, a minimum SCIWAM of 75.00 is generally required for entry into Honours in Psychology.

* SCIWAM is the average over all second and third year units attempted. For more information please consult the current Faculty of Science Handbook and visit the SCIWAM Calculator.

**Relevant units of study must be nominated by the School or Discipline and must be accompanied by strong written support from the School or Discipline.

Willingness of a member of academic staff to act as your supervisor does not guarantee entry into Honours. However, admission into Honours is subject to an appropriate supervisor and project being available.

Students who are not admitted to the Science Honours program may alternatively consider the Graduate Diploma in Science. The Graduate Diploma in Science is offered as either a one-year full-time or a two-year part-time course with similar content, structure and assessment as the Science Honours year. The Graduate Diploma in Science is a full fee-paying postgraduate coursework program.

Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$9,359 per year / $9,359 total
International Tuition Fees
$46,500 per year / $46,500 total
Graduate Satisfaction
79.30%

Bachelor

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PLEASE NOTE: The Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Aboriginal Studies) is currently not available to new applicants.

Entry Requirements
Admission to candidature is by completion of the Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) or equivalent qualification.
Duration
4 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$6,566 per year / $26,264 total
Graduate Satisfaction
77.50%

Bachelor

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This five-year combined degree will give you a professional qualification to teach in secondary schools in the areas of humanities and social sciences.

Entry Requirements

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

Admission pathways are open to domestic applicants on the basis of equity or other adjustment factors, including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details, visit admission pathways.

Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE)
The requirement to complete the LANTITE applies to all students enrolled in the BEd (Primary); BEd (Health and PE); BEd (Secondary:Humanities and Social Sciences)/BA; BEd (Secondary: Maths)/BSc; BEd (Secondary: Science)/BSc; and all Master of Teaching programs except MTeach (Early Childhood).

Information about LANTITE for students commencing their studies in 2017 and beyond will be required to have successfully completed testing as follows: All BEd students commencing their studies in 2017 and beyond will be expected to sit and pass the test within the first two years of candidature.

Register to take the LANTITE.

For information about teacher-accreditation requirements in NSW, including the testing, visit the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

Inherent requirements for programs in secondary education
To assist students to make informed choices about their study, the Sydney School of Education and Social Work has identified inherent requirements for coursework-award courses in Secondary Education. In order to successfully complete such a course, students must possess these qualities and skills (PDF).

Duration
5 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$6,566 per year / $32,830 total
International Tuition Fees
$46,500 per year / $232,500 total
ATAR
80
Graduate Satisfaction
77.50%

Bachelor

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) develops the skills to integrate exercise and physical activity with disease prevention and the promotion of good health, rehabilitation, nutrition and sports performance.

Entry Requirements

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) course does not have a guaranteed ATAR. The ATAR information provided is an indication only and the actual required ATAR for entry may be higher or lower depending on student demand and availability of places in the course each year.

Admission pathways are open to domestic applicants on the basis of equity or other adjustment factors, including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details, visit admission pathways.

Inherent Requirements

The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Where there are physical, intellectual, cultural, religious or other factors that impact on a student’s ability to meet the Inherent Requirements, the University will make reasonable adjustments to assist the student to meet the requirements.

Graduate Satisfaction
77.40%

Bachelor

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Become a leader in healthcare and nursing.

Entry Requirements

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for domestic mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking.

In addition, it is required that applicants have the ability to undertake clinical placements and the School's Clinical Policy contains further details of the requirements. Applicants should also view the Inherent Requirements for coursework award courses in Nursing.

Please note this course is not available to applicants who are already registered to practise as a nurse in Australia.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Handbooks Online and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

Prerequisites

Mathematics (equivalent of band 4 in the NSW HSC subject Mathematics* or band E3 in Mathematics Extension 1 or 2) from 2019, if you are completing a senior secondary (year 12) qualification in Australia. For details including equivalent requirements for other qualifications, visit Mathematics course prerequisites.

*The subject requirement refers to Mathematics (not Mathematics General or Mathematics Standard), or Mathematics Advanced which will be first examined in the NSW HSC in 2020.

Duration
4 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$7,963 per year / $31,852 total
International Tuition Fees
$42,000 per year / $168,000 total
ATAR
80
Graduate Satisfaction
79.30%

Bachelor

Sydney

If you want to become a professional composer and specialise in music for the concert hall, the

Entry Requirements

To gain entry, applicants will need:

  1. An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
  2. To make a course application to UAC (or direct to USyd for certain international students), and
  3. Submit a portfolio and register for an audition or interview
  4. Refer to the UAC website and the Sydney Conservatorium website for closing application dates

Applicants without an ATAR from the NSW Higher School Certificate may be granted admission on the basis of:

  • A recognised secondary school level qualification (including overseas qualifications)
  • or having successfully undertaken tertiary studies in music at or above Diploma level to the equivalent of at least one year of study
  • or in a special admission category such as mature age entry

Prospective domestic students follow the steps above to make a course application and register an audition.

Prospective international students follow the above steps to make a course application and register an audition. You may also need to fulfil English language requirements where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

Current students applying to transfer from the Diploma of Music to a bachelor must apply through UAC - follow steps 1 & 2 above only if remaining in your principal study.

Current students applying to transfer from a bachelor degree to another, apply in your Sydney Student portal and register an audition - step 3 above. For more information visit the transferring courses page .

Duration
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$6,566 per year / $26,264 total
International Tuition Fees
$39,000 per year / $156,000 total
Graduate Satisfaction
75.90%

Bachelor

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The honours year after the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science is a widely recognised and highly regarded additional year of undergraduate study available to you after you complete your undergraduate course.

Entry Requirements
Admission requirements

Admission requirements will vary, depending on whether you intend to undertake honours in the Faculty of Science, or in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science (Honours), you must:

  1. Have qualified for or be a graduate with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification from another tertiary institution;
  2. Have completed a relevant major relating to the intended Honours discipline;

For Science Honours:

  1. Have achieved a Science Weighted Average Mark (SCIWAM*) of at least 65.00 or have a credit average (65.00) in 48 credit points of relevant** 2000-level and 3000-level units of study; or (for Honours in the Arts Area) Have achieved an average of 70 or higher across the major; and
  2. Satisfy any additional criteria set by the relevant Head of School or Discipline or Department.

For Arts and Social Sciences Honours:

  1. Have achieved an average of 70 or higher across the major; and
  2. completed the prerequisites, including advanced senior units of study, as outlined in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Handbook.

The University's Coursework Rule requires Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science (Honours) students to complete their Honours program within 10 years of the commencement of their original qualifying Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science degree (or equivalent). As such, if your original Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science degree (or equivalent) was commenced more than 10 years ago or close to 10 years ago, you may be ineligible for admission.

Applicants whose original Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science degree (or equivalent) was commenced more than 10 years ago or close to 10 years ago are strongly recommended to seek advice from the Admissions Office prior to submitting an application for Bachelor of Science (Honours). The Admissions Office will consult and confer with the relevant contacts in the Faculty of Science and the relevant School as appropriate.

For Science Honours:
Please note that, in some Schools and Disciplines, the minimum SCIWAM requirement is higher than 65.00, particularly where entry is very competitive. For example, a minimum SCIWAM of 75.00 is generally required for entry into Honours in Psychology.

* SCIWAM is the average over all second and third year units attempted. For more information please consult the current Faculty of Science Handbook and visit the SCIWAM Calculator.

** Relevant units of study must be nominated by the School or Discipline and must be accompanied by strong written support from the School or Discipline.

Willingness of a member of academic staff to act as your supervisor does not guarantee entry into Honours. However, admission into Honours is subject to an appropriate supervisor and project being available.

Students who are not admitted to the Science Honours program may alternatively consider the Graduate Diploma in Science. The Graduate Diploma in Science is offered as either a one-year full-time or a two-year part-time course with similar content, structure and assessment as the Science Honours year. The Graduate Diploma in Science is a full fee-paying postgraduate coursework program.

Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person
International Tuition Fees
$42,000 per year / $42,000 total
Graduate Satisfaction
83.10%

Diploma

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The Diploma of Language Studies is a flexible pathway program designed to offer you the opportunity to study language either alongside your undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or after you have completed undergraduate studies.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must either:

  • be enrolled in an undergraduate degree or combined degree program at the University of Sydney and have approval for concurrent enrolment from the Deans of the Faculties; or
  • be enrolled in an undergraduate degree or combined degree program at another recognised tertiary institution; or
  • have been awarded, or be eligible for the award of, an undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution.
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$6,566 per year / $6,566 total

Bachelor

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The Bachelor of Architecture and Environments (BAE) provides a uniquely broad overview of the built environment through studies in design and architecture, urban planning, sustainability, heritage, building systems and construction and property.

Entry Requirements

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

Admission pathways are open to domestic applicants on the basis of equity or other adjustment factors, including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details, visit admission pathways.

Portfolio Admission Scheme for Domestic Applicants

Domestic applicants are invited to submit a portfolio of work in support of your application. The portfolio will be considered as part of your application.

For more information about the portfolio and submission visit the Portfolio admissions pathway page on the school's website.

Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$9,359 per year
International Tuition Fees
$40,000 per year
ATAR
85
Graduate Satisfaction
72.50%

Bachelor

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The highly regarded Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws will challenge your outlook and give you the skillset to think differently about how to find real-world, workable and ethical solutions to contemporary problems and issues.

Entry Requirements

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

Admission pathways are open to domestic applicants on the basis of equity or other adjustment factors, including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details, visit admission pathways.

Transfer:
If you do not obtain the ATAR into Combined Law at Sydney you may like to consider the transfer option. You can enrol in another degree at any University, including Sydney. You will be assessed according to either your tertiary grades or your secondary qualifications, whichever is higher. If you have not studied at tertiary level for at least one year full-time in the same degree, you will be assessed according to your secondary qualifications only. Entry into Combined Law is competitive and places are limited. If you are unsuccessful in a transfer application at the end of the first year you can reapply after the second year. The credit transfer policies of the Law School and its partner faculties are used when determining the amount of credit for previous studies. However, it is not possible to complete Combined Law within five years if you transfer after more than one year of university study, and you may wish to consider completing your first degree and then applying for the Juris Doctor.

Duration
5 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$8,762 per year / $43,810 total
International Tuition Fees
$42,000 per year / $210,000 total
ATAR
99
Graduate Satisfaction
83.10%