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WHY CHOOSE 1 ST in Australia and 4th in the world for graduate employability* SYDNEY? We help you develop the skills, knowledge and values to become a leader in a rapidly changing world. Whether you’re finishing high school, 38 TH sydney.edu.au continuing your undergraduate studies, pursuing in world university your passion or looking to advance your career, rankings** we have a wide range of courses to suit your interests, strengths and career goals. * QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020 ** QS World University Rankings 2022
1 ST in Australia and 2nd globally 100+ majors and minors to in the Times Higher Education combine your interests Impact Rankings 2021 across disciplines 250+ 250+ 380,000+ International Guide 2022 clubs and societies to international partners and alumni to connect enrich your student the largest student mobility you with a experience program in Australia worldwide network
WELCOME TO SYDNEY JOIN AREAS US OF STUDY Why choose Sydney..............................................1 Architecture, design and planning..................18 Sydney alumni around the world.......................4 Arts and social sciences....................................19 University life.........................................................6 Business................................................................20 Scholarships and student loans for Education and social work.................................21 international students......................................... 7 Engineering and computer science................22 Industry and business partnerships.................8 Law........................................................................23 Our research.........................................................9 Medicine and health..........................................24 Centre for English Teaching............................. 10 Music.....................................................................25 Our campuses......................................................12 Science.................................................................26 Student accommodation...................................14 We acknowledge the tradition of custodianship and law of the Country on which the University of Sydney campuses stand. We pay our respects to those who have cared and continue to care for Country.
UNDERGRADUATE POSTGRADUATE STUDY STUDY The Sydney Undergraduate Experience....... 30 Why study postgraduate at Sydney?............... 76 Design your degree.............................................31 Postgraduate coursework courses................. 78 Follow your interests, all of them....................32 Postgraduate coursework courses Undergraduate courses................................... 34 - additional information ...................................93 Bachelor of Advanced Studies.........................55 How to apply - postgraduate coursework.....94 2022 guide to admission criteria Postgraduate research courses......................97 for international students ................................56 How to apply - postgraduate research........100 Table notes..........................................................64 Application advice............................................ 102 How to apply - undergraduate........................68 Fees and costs..................................................103 Application advice...............................................71 — Fees and costs.................................................... 72 Glossary..............................................................104 The University of Sydney Student support services...............................106 Preparation Programs.......................................73 Important dates for 2022................................ 107 International events ........................................108
SYDNEY ALUMNI AROUND THE WORLD Our international alumni and where UK Amie Liebowitz, Broadcast their studies have taken them Journalist at BBC Bachelor of Arts 2014, Master of International Security 2017 Canada Amy Zhu, Senior Manager at Deloitte Canada Bachelor of Commerce 2011 sydney.edu.au USA Shea Duncan, Music Director at Mophonics Music and Sound Bachelor of Music (Composition) 2012 USA Anastasia Volkova, CEO and Founder at FluroSat PhD (Research) 2019 Switzerland Richard Pearshouse, Head of Crisis and the Environment at Amnesty International Bachelor of Arts 1998, Bachelor of Laws 2000 380K+ 140+ 1 ST We have a Our alumni are We are ranked 1st in global network making a worldwide Australia and 4th in of more than impact across more the world for graduate 380,000 alumni than 140 countries employability* Page 4 * QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020
India Jeevesh Kumar, CEO at Greenscape Bachelor of Engineering (Software) 2004 China Olivia Jingshu Ji, President and Founder at Glue Up Master of Commerce 2003 Bahrain Dr Dalia Bajis, FIP Lead for Provision and Partnerships at The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Hong Kong Bachelor of Pharmacy 2001, Vincent Lam, PhD (Research) 2020 Chairman and Founder at Asiaray Media Group Bachelor of International Guide 2022 Science 1984 Vietnam Nghia Pham, CEO and Founder at Studio8 Vietnam Master of Architecture 2009 Singapore Mervyn Sirisena, Chairman at SIA Engineering (Philippines) Corporation and Director at Boeing Asia Pacific Aviation Services Malaysia Bachelor of Engineering Victoria Ong, (Aeronautical) 1975 TV Journalist, Host and Producer Master of Media Practice 2014 Indonesia Faradila Keiko, Psychiatry Registrar at Dr Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital Master of Brain and Mind Sciences 2018 Australia Alexie Seller, CEO at Enterprise Learning Projects and Co-Founder at Pollinate Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) 2011, Page 5 Bachelor of Arts 2011
UNIVERSITY LIFE University is more than what happens in the classroom. Make the most of it by getting involved in campus life: join one of our 250+ student clubs or societies, connect with others and find the support you need. Our clubs and societies provide opportunities for networking, fun and leadership. In our diverse community of students, made up of more than 32 cultural groups and 130 nationalities, you’ll be able to make friends from all around the world. There are also numerous facilities, programs and events to keep sydney.edu.au you healthy and active during your time at university. Find out more: − www.usu.edu.au − www.susf.com.au Travel the world while you study We have the largest student mobility program in Australia.* We’ve partnered with over 250 universities in more than 40 countries to give you access to global opportunities that will broaden your horizons. 130 of our partner universities are ranked in the top 200 worldwide,** including Harvard, Yale and the London School of Economics. Learn more: Our study abroad and exchange programs - sydney.edu.au/ sydney-abroad-apply Page 6 * Australian Universities International Directors’ Forum Learning Abroad Benchmarking 2019 (in 2020) ** Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021
SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Whether you are an undergraduate, postgraduate Student loans and funding options or research student, we offer a range of university As an international student, you may be and faculty scholarships to support you. eligible for student loans or benefits from your home government. Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship − The University of Sydney administers United This is a prestigious scholarship awarded on States Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and academic merit to exceptional international funding from private United States lenders. students to pursue coursework studies. Value: − The University is also accredited to up to $40,000. administer benefits from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs. Sydney Scholars India Scholarship Program This is an undergraduate and postgraduate − We can support citizens of Canada, Norway, coursework scholarship offered to commencing Sweden and some other European nations International Guide 2022 Indian students, to foster our engagement with the administration of their student with India. Value: a pool of $500,000 for loans and tuition fee tax credits. 28 scholarships. − sydney.edu.au/study/int-loans Research Training Program International Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Scholarship Australia Awards Many high-achieving students apply for a This Australian Government scholarship attracts research degree and a scholarship at the same scholars of the highest calibre from countries that time. Research Training Program International have a development partnership with Australia. It Scholarships, funded by the Australian covers full tuition fees and provides a living allowance. Government, cover tuition fees, Overseas − sydney.edu.au/students/australia-awards Student Health Cover, relocation costs and a living allowance. Browse the full list of scholarships: − sydney.edu.au/scholarships/international “The scholarship really helped me kickstart my journey in Sydney. The financial aid I received helped me to settle in easily and not stress about expenses. Studying at USYD has helped me get out of my comfort zone and collaborate with different people.” Pratul Nayar Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Software Engineering) Master of Commerce, Sydney Scholars India Scholarship recipient Home country: India Page 7
INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS We have a global network of “I worked on a real-life consulting project in Malaysia for the Maggie industry partners. You’ll have Beer Company. The experience was opportunities to collaborate invaluable to me and helped in securing a role in international trade between with businesses, community Australia and China.” organisations and government Qin Huang bodies through internships and Master of International Business 2018 Current role: Key Account Executive, placements on projects that will The Export Group Ltd. Home country: China develop your networks and deepen your critical thinking, problem- solving and communication skills. Our industry partners include sydney.edu.au Google, Adobe, Microsoft, KPMG, Coca-Cola Amatil, Unilever and the NSW Government. Page 8
International Guide 2022 OUR RESEARCH 1 ST in Australia and 2nd in the world for research impact* We're one of the world's top research universities. Our research 22 is driven by the big picture. We fields of research ranked world standard or above take a problem and look at it from all angles, combining the expertise and talents of scholars from many 100+ research centres disciplines. Our key research areas include technology, health and wellbeing, society and culture, and environmental issues. 20 research partnerships with universities around the world 296 jointly funded research projects with partner universities Page 9 * Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021
CENTRE FOR ENGLISH TEACHING sydney.edu.au The Centre for English Teaching (CET) offers English Unique 4-2-1 learning model language courses and academic skills programs to − 4 hours of interactive in-class learning prepare you for university. − 2 hours of personalised online learning − sydney.edu.au/cet − 1 hour of engagement opportunity to develop language skills outside the classroom Achieve your goals in English language learning, academic skills development, teacher training Highly qualified teaching staff or international test preparation in a supportive All CET courses are taught by highly qualified face‑to‑face or online environment with our instructors who have extensive experience teaching experienced and highly qualified teaching staff. English at universities in Australia and internationally. You can also package your university degree studies Co-curricular activities with a CET Direct Entry Course so you can develop CET offers a great range of activities to support you your English and academic skills to ensure your both inside and outside the classroom, including a free success at university. You can apply to obtain a social app, weekly study workshops, a peer support student visa to cover the full duration of your CET network, a monthly calendar of social, sports and arts course and degree studies. activities, and much more. − sydney.edu.au/cet/direct-entry-course Academic and wellbeing support You’ll also have free access to a range of support services including academic counselling, wellbeing workshops, a peer-to-peer program and online self‑study resources. Page 10
Our programs Develop professionally Depending on your starting level in English and the English Language Teacher Training target level for admission into your chosen course This is an innovative professional development at the University of Sydney, you may need to take course that covers the latest theories and a combination of university preparation courses. approaches to Teaching English to Speakers of These are some of your options. Other Languages (TESOL). Intensive Test Preparation English for Academic Purposes Teacher Training CRICOS: 085557D and 055142J This course extends your teaching skills and knowledge This intensive course is designed for students who into the field of English for Academic Purposes to wish to undertake a language exam, such as IELTS. enhance your career prospects as an English language You will learn effective test-taking skills and strategies teaching professional. to maximise your test results, increase your English language proficiency and confidence level, and Learn online improve your study practices. Academic Skills for University Success Specialisation This series of five Massive Open Online Courses Direct Entry Course (MOOCs) provides an introduction to academic CRICOS: 083314F culture and prepares you for study at an English- This is an English language program for students who medium university. It helps you to develop a deep have a conditional offer to study at the University understanding of the graduate qualities essential for of Sydney. It is designed to improve your academic academic success: information and digital literacy, English and develop the academic skills needed to problem solving, critical thinking and communication. International Guide 2022 study at an Australian university. − sydney.edu.au/cet/advanced-skills-for-university- success-moocs.html Graduate Academic Skills CRICOS: 086047G and 042448J Customised programs for study tour groups This course is for students who have an CET also offers customised courses specifically unconditional offer to study at an Australian designed to meet the needs of particular groups university. This high‑level five-week course provides of learners. These courses range from two to an introduction to the expectations and values of 12 weeks, and can include a mix of core classes and academic culture in an Australian university. optional activities such as lectures, workshops and cultural activities. “CET teachers are professional and patient when teaching us. They gave us many resources and taught us different approaches to learn efficiently. We saw improvements in our English skills such as writing and listening, which is beneficial for our academic courses at the University.” Jiayang (Jaya) Li Direct Entry Course Home country: China Page 11
OUR CAMPUSES Sydney Conservatorium of Music Narrabri* 500 km
The University of Sydney has a network of campuses and teaching locations in the heart of the city and beyond. − sydney.edu.au/campuses Sydney CBD, with the University of Sydney’s Camperdown/ Darlington Campus in the foreground. © Mark Merton Photography CBD Campus Surry Hills Campus (Dentistry) International Guide 2022 Page 13
STUDENT ACCOMMODATION sydney.edu.au Experience uni life at your doorstep. Whether you choose to live on Living off campus It offers helpful advice on areas to or off campus, you’ll have many The University's campuses are live, accommodation options and accommodation options to surrounded by many vibrant and expected costs. It also allows you choose from. multicultural suburbs. You can to register for a place at University- choose to live in independently owned housing. Living on campus run student housing or rent − sydney.edu.au/accommodation − University residences offer accommodation privately. fully furnished single rooms For more general information on with shared living, learning New to Sydney? approximate living costs in Sydney, and study spaces. We recommend you book including transport, groceries and a temporary place to stay other everyday expenses as well as − Residential colleges offer before committing to longer- accommodation costs, visit fully furnished single rooms term accommodation. Our with daily meals provided. − sydney.edu.au/study/ Accommodation Services website accommodation/living-costs.html is a great place to get started. Page 14
International Guide 2022 Meet an international student living Benny's advice on accommodation options on campus “Make full use of the resources and facilities Benny Shen is an international student available and enjoy the unique experience from China who lives on campus at the of living on campus. Coming from a boarding University of Sydney. He recently graduated school, I have always enjoyed the sense of from a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance community that you experience by sharing and Marketing) and is starting a Master of and growing under the same roof with International Management. others. Everyone in the USYD community is open-minded and supportive. “Living in student accommodation during the last three years of my studies has been the As well, there are a variety of academic most exciting and meaningful element within and extracurricular programs run by the my university life. I got to meet individuals residences and Student Accommodation from all over the world, learn about their Services so you can always find something various cultural backgrounds, and ultimately that you will be interested in. With such become friends with them. easy access to campus and all other events and activities, your experience of We study, cook, travel and explore together, living on campus will become the heart of as well as sharing so many wonderful your uni life!” memories! The people I have met through − sydney.edu.au/accommodation living on campus have made Sydney a second home, which has been the most wonderful experience for me as an international Page 15 student studying abroad.”
Our rankings across many areas of study reflect our achievements as one of the world’s leading research and education providers. Architecture, design Engineering and and planning computer science 21 ST 2 ND in the world for in Australia for architecture/built engineering and environment* technology*** Arts and social sciences Law 1 ST 14 TH in Australia for arts in the world and humanities** for law* sydney.edu.au Business Medicine and health TOP of business schools TOP in the world for 1 20 in the world with medicine, nursing % Triple Crown and sports-related accreditation (AACSB, subjects* AMBA and EQUIS) Education Science 25 TH 1 ST in the world in Australia and for education* 16th in the world for veterinary science Page 16 * QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 ** US News and World Report *** Times Higher Education Rankings by Subject 2021
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ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND PLANNING Invent with intent. When you study at Sydney, you’ll combine creative flair with finely tuned technical skills to shape the spaces, services and experiences – both physical and digital – in which we live, work and play. sydney.edu.au/courses/architecture sydney.edu.au “With top-quality labs, studios and high-tech facilities including recording studios, design, modelling and fabrication labs, I’m provided with everything I need to express my ideas and innovations. We are encouraged to express ourselves and our design language. You’ll find people show up with crazy models and designs in the studio!” Lade Tran Bachelor of Design in Architecture Home country: Vietnam 21 ST in the world for Home to one of Active events and alumni Architecture/ Australia’s best- program: meet visiting Built Environment* equipped fabrication scholars/architects and and prototyping labs attend exhibitions at the Tin Sheds Gallery Page 18 * QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES At Sydney we’ll train you to think through problems constructively and find effective solutions. You’ll develop the skills to rigorously assess assumptions, develop strategies and test ideas against evidence. In the classroom, on an industry placement or overseas exchange, you’ll bring your intellectual curiosity to bear on some of the most International Guide 2022 complex issues of the 21st century. sydney.edu.au/courses/arts 1 “[Choosing a] Bachelor of Arts has allowed me to have flexibility and choice. When I first started uni, ST in Australia and 11th in the world for arts and I didn't have a clear career plan, and I wanted to humanities* explore through learning. I chose to do a Bachelor of Arts because I can also take [subjects] from 45+ other fields from the faculty's shared pool. I chose subject areas taught digital cultures and accounting as my majors. by leading experts When I graduate, I can either choose to work in communications/media or commerce.” 230 Zixin Wang Bachelor of Arts (Digital Cultures global industry network and Accounting) partners, including Home country: China Amnesty International, PwC and Sydney Opera House Page 19 * US News and World Report Rankings
BUSINESS At the University of Sydney Business School, you'll develop the skills to succeed as a business professional or build your own entrepreneurial start-up. Graduate with the leadership abilities to drive positive change that has social, environmental and commercial impact. Your global business journey starts here. sydney.edu.au/courses/business sydney.edu.au “The Business School gave me the skills Join Job Smart Edge, our and networks to accelerate my journey award-winning international through the start-up world. Through the student employability program Alumni Mentoring Program, I connected with an industry professional from Amazon Web Services who provided TOP 1 In the top 1% of business schools advice that still guides my career.” Alan Shen Bachelor of Commerce 2018 % worldwide with triple crown accreditation* Current role: Sales Development, Pave, USA Home Country: Taiwan Study in our ultra-modern Abercrombie Building, equipped with the latest technology and learning spaces TOP 25 in the world for accounting and finance and top 50 for business and management studies** Page 20 * AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, and CEMS ** QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK Make a world of difference through teaching or social work. At Sydney, you’ll explore ideas and issues in your chosen field to become a highly informed practitioner and lifelong learner. sydney.edu.au/courses/ education-social-work International Guide 2022 25 TH 25th in the world for education* * QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 “Studying at the University of Sydney ultimately turned out to be the most rewarding, life-changing experience. Now, I am more than ready to bring about changes to the education system in Cambodia. This academic qualification is a big contribution to where I am today, landing into a management and leadership position where I have led and managed Cambodian and expat teachers as well as educational projects.” Chanleap Pin Master of Education (Educational Management and Leadership) 2020 Home country: Cambodia Page 21
ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE With a degree from Sydney in engineering, project management or advanced computing, you can make a powerful impact to improve the lives of people around the world. From AI to space travel, engineers, project managers and computer scientists develop innovative and sustainable solutions You'll study in our brand new multimillion-dollar engineering to society’s greatest challenges. sydney.edu.au and technology precinct. sydney.edu.au/courses/ engineering-computer-science 2 1200+ in Australia for engineering and industry partners that offer student work ND technology, computer science placements, internships, capstone projects and information systems* and employment opportunities $200M brand new Engineering and Technology Precinct with world-class teaching and research facilities “My degree equipped me with the in-depth knowledge and skills to start my own IT company. The University was an excellent place to nurture my abilities and meet wonderful professors, mentors and friends, who exposed me to new perspectives.” Thanh Van Dang Computer science graduate Current role: CEO and Founder of Savvycom software development Home country: Vietnam Page 22 * Times Higher Education Rankings by Subject 2021; QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
LAW Studying at Sydney Law School will give you the skills in research, analysis and persuasive communication to become an outstanding lawyer. Your expertise will be highly transferable in the global marketplace. sydney.edu.au/courses/law International Guide 2022 14 TH in the world for law* You'll automatically be a student member of the Sydney University Law Society (SULS), one of the most active student-led organisations at the University “The support of teachers and peers has given me the motivation to stay curious, which I find invaluable in my studies. Learning to develop my skills under the guidance and expertise of some of the best legal minds is, I believe, what will best prepare me for the challenges of my future career.” Lila Ostermann Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws Home country: France Page 23 * 2021 QS World Rankings by Subject
MEDICINE AND HEALTH At Sydney you can pursue your passion in health and prepare for a career where you can make a difference to millions of lives. You'll choose from the largest range of health degrees of any Australian university, and graduate with knowledge and skills that are in demand. sydney.edu.au/courses/ medicine-and-health sydney.edu.au “Having a degree from the University of Sydney meant that it was recognised internationally. So I worked in Australia as well as the UK for a decade before moving back home to Singapore. It was easier than I expected and this was probably because I have learnt to be adaptable to changes and new environments – a trait developed as an international student!” Dr Shamala Thilarajah Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) 2003 Current role: Principal Physiotherapist, Singapore General Hospital Home country: Singapore TOP 20 globally in medicine, New state-of-the-art Most courses include nursing and sports- Susan Wakil Health Building embedded placement related subjects* fitted with lecture theatres, opportunities to prepare simulation rooms, a medical you for practice imaging suite, research gyms Page 24 and a speech clinic * QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
MUSIC The Sydney Conservatorium of Music has been at the centre of Sydney’s cultural history for more than 100 years. Through our flexible courses you can explore diverse areas such as composition, contemporary music, jazz, musicology, performance and International Guide 2022 music education. sydney.edu.au/courses/music “The Con is one of the most prestigious music institutions in Australia, with a wide range of facilities. My advice to any prospective students is to go for it, work hard and support your peers whenever you possibly can. I believe the opportunities we gain from studying are what we make of them.” Anna Da Silva Chen Bachelor of Music (Performance) 2018 2 ND $1.5+ in Australia offered The best facilities to study and 30th in annually in music in the Asia-Pacific the world for scholarships region, a short stroll to the performing arts* MILLION Sydney Opera House Page 25 * 2021 QS World University Rankings
SCIENCE At Sydney, we’ve united our expertise in the sciences – including nanoscience, mathematics, psychology and food science as well as animal and human health – to offer you the broadest possible choice. From biology and chemistry to physics and geosciences, you can build a degree around your interests. sydney.edu.au/courses/science 1 ST sydney.edu.au in Australia and 16th in the world for veterinary science* Home to some of the world’s best scientific facilities: Sydney Nano, the Charles Perkins Centre, our Veterinary Hospital/Clinic and the Plant Breeding Institute Industry projects and internship opportunities to help build your career before you graduate “The highlight of my journey studying neuroscience within my science degree was when I hacked into my own brain to memorise things better! My degree also gave me the opportunity to learn about a potential treatment for brain cancer from a leading researcher and undertake a research internship at the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre.” Felicia Suteja Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies Home country: Indonesia Page 26 * QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
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“The best thing about my course is how practical and useful it is. In the course, they teach you basic economics theory to help you understand what’s going on in the real world. At the same time, they also teach you econometrics models so you will know how to apply them and use them to analyse real-world data. Lastly, they teach you financial knowledge like the different kinds of investment portfolios and how to analyse the stock market.” Vikki Qin Bachelor of Economics Home country: China and Singapore “Since moving here on my own to study, I have been fortunate to enjoy a rich university experience. The vibrancy of student life emboldened me to explore sydney.edu.au a range of new opportunities, from launching a musical jamming society to attending a humanitarian engineering workshop in Pune, India.” Charles Christopher Hyland Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce Home country: Thailand “My degree provided me with opportunities to attend clinical placements. I had an overview of how life will be as a health professional - I value the opportunity that I had and appreciate USYD for giving me the chance to work in clinical settings. I also loved getting involved in SUCSA (Sydney University Chinese Students Association).” Yibai Li Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) Home country: China Page 28
2 0 2 2 UNDERGRADUATE COURSES COVID-19 has required changes to the operation of the University for health and compliance reasons from time to time. This means that your course or parts of your course may be delivered differently to the standard description in this guide. Changes might include remote or blended modes of delivery, changes to campus operations, assessment methods and the way we deliver support services. For the latest information, including about delivery modes, make sure to regularly visit sydney.edu.au/courses and sydney.edu.au/study/international-students. Most changes are intended to be interim arrangements to safeguard the health of our community while allowing students to continue their studies where possible. If your course is available to commence remotely, Page 29 there may be some aspects you must complete in Australia and you will usually be expected to come to Australia on a relevant visa as soon as you are able to do so.
THE SYDNEY UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE sydney.edu.au We offer flexibility across our undergraduate degrees to prepare you for a future full of possibilities. Design your own degree and Prepare for your future by Challenge your academic and choose the study path that is working with industry leaders leadership abilities and build right for you No matter what you study, you’ll your networks Gain expertise in more than have opportunities and support In our unique Dalyell Scholars one field by choosing from our to undertake internships and work stream, high-achieving students range of professional, specialist placements with industry leaders, can access enrichment or liberal studies, and combined/ so you’ll graduate ready for work. opportunities and exclusive units double degrees. of study and work alongside other Extend your skills and expertise peer leaders. With 100+ majors and minors Through our Bachelor of Advanced − sydney.edu.au/dalyell-scholars across the shared pool, you can Studies combined degrees, you can broaden your skills even further. tackle advanced course and project Gain international experience Follow all your interests by adding work and boost your personal and We offer the largest study abroad multidisciplinary knowledge professional skills with units from and exchange program in Australia, outside your primary degree(s). the Open Learning Environment. so you can take advantage of opportunities all around the world. If you’re passionate about research, we offer options to undertake an honours year, equipping you with the prerequisite research skills to undertake a research degree such Page 30 as a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). − sydney.edu.au/honours
DESIGN YOUR DEGREE For course‑specific Enjoy the flexibility of designing a degree that combines all your interests, including sample study plans, opportunities to study overseas, collaborate with industry partners and undertake find your course at advanced units of study. Below is an indicative degree structure for a liberal studies sydney.edu.au/ or specialist degree combined with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies.* courses What can I study? Shared pool of majors and minors Design a degree that allows you to combine your interests from more than 100 majors and minors. Year 1 You can build interdisciplinary expertise from a wide range of study areas outside your primary degree. Semester Units of study 1 Major 1 Core/elective Core/elective Minor/Major 2 2 Major 1 Core/elective Core/elective OLE Can I study overseas? Global opportunities Open Learning Environment (OLE) International Guide 2022 Semester or year-long exchanges and short-term Boost your personal and professional development summer and winter placements can be taken at through these online tutorials and masterclasses, Year 2 various points throughout your degree. including a range of in-country experiences. Semester Units of study 1 Major 1 OLE Elective Minor/Major 2 2 Major 1 Minor/Major 2 Elective/Major 2 Minor/Major 2 What real-world experiences will I have? Interdisciplinary projects Enhance your knowledge through an embedded third-year interdisciplinary project within each of your majors. You can further extend your learning and collaborate with businesses, community and Year 3 government organisations through elective interdisciplinary project units that address real-world issues. Industry partners include Adobe, Google, Deloitte, KPMG and Amnesty International. Semester Units of study 1 Major 1 Major 1 Elective Minor/Major 2 2 Major 1 Major 1 Elective/Major 2 Minor/Major 2 How can I enhance my degree? Advanced coursework + project or honours (combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies)** Challenge yourself through advanced units of study and experience across disciplines by completing a Year 4 substantial real-world industry, community, entrepreneurship or research project, or undertake honours. Semester Units of study 1 Advanced coursework including a substantial real-world industry, community, entrepreneurship or research project, or honours advanced coursework and an honours project 2 Find out more about our different types of undergraduate degrees, including professional, specialist, liberal studies and combined and double degrees, at: sydney.edu.au/ug-experience Page 31 * The course structure and components will vary according to the particular degree requirements. ** See pages 56-63 for more information about the combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
FOLLOW YOUR sydney.edu.au INTERESTS, ALL OF THEM. A number of our undergraduate degrees allow you to combine your interests with more than 100 study areas from a shared pool of majors and minors. This means you can broaden your skills or acquire multidisciplinary expertise in a second field that sits outside your primary degree. Page 32
Shared pool of majors and minors Combine your primary major with a major or minor in one of the areas below. Architecture, design − Indonesian Studies − International Science and planning − International and Business − Animal Health, − Biological Design Comparative Literary − Management and Disease and Welfare − Design Studies Leadership − Animal Production − Urban Studies − International Relations − Marketing − Biochemistry and − Italian Studies Molecular Biology Education and Arts and social − Japanese Studies − Biology sciences social work − Jewish Civilisation, − Cell and − American Studies − Education Studies Thought and Culture Developmental − Ancient Greek − Korean Studies Biology Engineering and − Ancient History − Latin computer science − Chemistry − Anthropology − Linguistics − Computer Science − Data Science − Arabic Language − Modern Greek Studies − Project Management − Ecology and and Cultures Evolutionary Biology** − Philosophy − Software − Archaeology Development − Environmental Studies − Political Economy − Art History − Financial Mathematics International Guide 2022 − Politics − Asian Studies Medicine and Statistics − Sanskrit* and health − Biblical Studies and − Food Science − Social Policy* − Anatomy and Classical Hebrew − Genetics and − Socio-legal Studies Histology Genomics − Chinese Studies − Sociology − Applied Medical − Geography − Criminology − Spanish and Latin Science − Cultural Studies − Geology and American Studies − Disability and Geophysics − Digital Cultures Participation − Studies in Religion − History and Philosophy − Diversity Studies* − Health − Theatre and of Science − Economic Policy*** Performance Studies − Hearing and Speech − Marine Science − Economics − Visual Arts − Immunology* − Mathematics − Econometrics − Writing Studies* − Immunology and − Medicinal Chemistry − English Pathology** − Microbiology − Environmental, Business − Infectious Diseases − Nutrition Science Agricultural and − Accounting − Neuroscience Resource Economics − Physics − Banking** − Pathology* − European Studies − Plant Production − Business Analytics − Pharmacology − Film Studies − Plant Science* − Business Information − Physical Activity − Financial Economics Systems − Psychological Science and Health − French and − Business Law − Quantitative Life − Physiology Francophone Studies Sciences − Finance** − Gender Studies Music − Soil Science and − Industrial Relations Hydrology − Germanic Studies and Human Resource − Digital Music Management − Statistics − Hebrew (Modern) − Music** − Innovation and − Virology* − History Entrepreneurship − Wildlife Conservation* − Indigenous Studies Page 33 * Available as a minor only ** Available as a major only *** Not available for Bachelor of Economics students
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES Architecture, design and planning B Architecture and Environments ATAR: 80 Programs, majors and minors Career possibilities IB: 29 Core areas of study include architectural Architect (with additional study), architectural Entry: Feb and environmental design, architectural technologist, project manager, urban Duration (full time): 3 years history and theory, architectural sciences designer, urban planner, building surveyor, Assumed knowledge: English Advanced and technologies, property and sustainability, spatial designer, designer, or roles in property and Mathematics Advanced or higher urban design and planning. The University of and real estate or construction Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning electives may include acoustics, lighting, structures and design computing. B Design Computing B Design Computing/B Advanced Studies ATAR: 80 Programs, majors and minors In the final year of the combined degree you IB: 29 Core areas of study include app design, will undertake advanced coursework and a Entry: Feb/Aug creative technology, design thinking, graphic substantial real-world industry, community, Duration (full time): 3 years (single)/ design, information architecture, physical entrepreneurship or research project, or an computing, sound design, user experience honours project. sydney.edu.au 4 years (combined) Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Advanced (UX) and user-centred design. The four design or higher studios focus on user experience design, Career possibilities interaction design, information visualisation, Interaction designer, UX designer, business and interactive product design. Related units developer, creative director, marketing may be taken from arts and social sciences, consultant, communications adviser, business, engineering, computer science, project manager, design manager, web and music and visual arts. In the combined multimedia designer, multimedia strategist, B Design Computing/B Advanced Studies, you creative technologist will also take a major from the shared pool. B Design in Architecture ATAR: 90 Programs, majors and minors Career possibilities IB: 33 Core areas of study include architectural Architect (with additional study), architectural Entry: Feb design, architectural history and theory, technologist, interior and spatial designer, Duration (full time): 3 years architectural technologies, architecture urban designer, project manager, Assumed knowledge: English Advanced workshops, environment and sustainability, property developer and Mathematics Advanced or higher professional practice and architectural communications. You can take electives Combine this degree with from the University of Sydney School of B Engineering Honours (Civil) Architecture, Design and Planning as well as from other faculties and schools. B Design in Architecture (Honours)/M Architecture ATAR: 92 Programs, majors and minors Career possibilities IB: 35 Core areas of study include architectural Architect, design manager, academic Entry: Feb design, history and theory, technologies, Duration (full time): 5 years architecture workshops, environment and Assumed knowledge: English Advanced sustainability, professional practice and and Mathematics Advanced or higher architectural communications. You can take electives from the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning as well as from other faculties and schools. Page 34
Arts and social sciences Mock-QR code B Arts B Arts/B Advanced Studies ATAR: 80 Programs, majors and minors Sanskrit (minor only); Social Policy (minor only); IB: 29 In the B Arts, you will choose one major from Socio‑legal Studies; Sociology; Spanish and Entry: Feb/Aug the options below and a minor or second Latin American Studies; Studies in Religion; Duration (full time): 3 years (single)/ major from these options or from the shared Theatre and Performance Studies; Visual Arts; 4 years (combined) pool. In the B Arts/B Advanced Studies, you Writing Studies (minor only). Dalyell by invitation will choose one major from the list below, and a second major from the shared pool In the final year of the combined degree you Assumed knowledge: Depends on the major or from the following: American Studies; will undertake advanced coursework and a or units of study chosen Ancient Greek; Ancient History; Anthropology; substantial real-world industry, community, Arabic Language and Cultures; Archaeology; entrepreneurship or research project, or an Art History; Asian Studies; Biblical Studies honours project. and Classical Hebrew; Chinese Studies; Criminology; Cultural Studies; Digital Cultures; Career possibilities Diversity Studies (minor only); Econometrics; Anthropologist, archaeologist, archivist, art Economics; Economic Policy; Education historian, business administrator or manager, Studies; English; Environmental, Agricultural historian, heritage specialist, foreign affairs and Resource Economics; European Studies; and trade officer, government policy officer, Film Studies; Financial Economics; French information specialist, journalist, museum or and Francophone Studies; Gender Studies; gallery curator, language specialist, media and Germanic Studies; Hebrew (Modern); History; communications officer, editor or publisher, Indigenous Studies; Indonesian Studies; researcher, sociologist International Comparative Literary Studies; International Relations; Italian Studies; Combine B Arts with Japanese Studies; Jewish Civilisation, B Engineering Honours, B Laws, B Social Work, Thought and Culture; Korean Studies; Latin; D Medicine, M Nursing Linguistics; Modern Greek Studies; Music; Philosophy; Political Economy; Politics; International Guide 2022 B Arts/B Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars) ATAR: 98 Programs, majors and minors Career possibilities IB: 40 Refer to B Arts/B Advanced Studies for degree Anthropologist, archaeologist, business Entry: Feb/Aug requirements. As a Dalyell Scholar, you will administrator or manager, economist, editor Duration (full time): 4 years undertake 12 credit points of distinctive Dalyell or publisher, foreign affairs and trade officer, Dalyell by application Scholars stream units complemented by government policy officer, historian, language additional enrichment opportunities, including specialist, journalist, museum or gallery Assumed knowledge: Depends on the major mentoring, professional skill development and curator, public relations manager or units of study chosen an optional global mobility experience. B Arts/B Advanced Studies (International and Global Studies) ATAR: 87 Programs, majors and minors will undertake advanced coursework and a IB: 32 This stream requires completion of a program substantial real-world industry, community, Entry: Feb/Aug in international and global studies which entrepreneurship or research project, or an Duration (full time): 4 years includes a major in Global Studies, a minor in honours project. Dalyell by invitation a language from the School of Languages and Cultures, and a minimum of 12 credit points of Career possibilities Assumed knowledge: Refer to study abroad/exchange. A second major, which Community development program manager, B Arts/B Advanced Studies may be an extension of the language minor, diplomat, foreign aid worker, foreign must be taken from those available in the correspondent, human rights advocate, B Arts or from the shared pool. You’ll also have international business consultant, policy access to the Open Learning Environment. adviser, trade negotiator In the final year of the combined degree, you B Arts/B Advanced Studies (Languages) ATAR: 90 Programs, majors and minors Career possibilities IB: 33 This stream requires completion of a program Language localisation specialist, public Entry: Feb/Aug in Languages. You will complete two language relations officer, public policy officer, foreign Duration (full time): 4 years majors as well as translation-focused units, and affairs and trade officer, researcher, translator Dalyell by invitation have the opportunity to complete electives from the shared pool. You’ll also have access Professional recognition Assumed knowledge: Refer to to the Open Learning Environment. In the This degree is endorsed by the National B Arts/B Advanced Studies final year of the combined degree, you will Accreditation Authority for Translators and undertake an honours option, or complete Interpreters (NAATI). advanced coursework units in languages, multilingual projects and translation in up to three languages. Page 35 For assumed knowledge, mathematics prerequisites‡ and other important information, see table notes on page 64.
Arts and social sciences B Arts/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) ATAR: 90 Programs, majors and minors Career possibilities IB: 33 This stream requires completion of a program in Corporate communications officer, information Entry: Feb Media and Communications, including a major officer, journalist (print, online, radio, Duration (full time): 4 years in Media Studies. A second major must be taken television), market or media researcher, Dalyell by invitation from those available in the B Arts or from the producer, public relations officer, public shared pool. You’ll also have access to the Open policy officer Assumed knowledge: Refer to Learning Environment. In the final year of the B Arts/B Advanced Studies combined degree you will undertake advanced coursework and a substantial real-world industry, community, entrepreneurship or research project, or an honours project. B Arts/B Advanced Studies (Politics and International Relations) ATAR: 90 Programs, majors and minors Career possibilities IB: 33 This stream requires completion of a program, Current affairs journalist, government Entry: Feb/Aug including a major in Politics and International and public service administrator, non- Duration (full time): 4 years Relations. A second major must be taken from government or private sector administrator, Dalyell by invitation those available in the B Arts or from the shared policy researcher and consultant, political pool. You’ll also have access to the Open adviser, think-tank participant. This degree Assumed knowledge: Refer to Learning Environment. In the final year of the will equip you to pursue a wide range of B Arts/B Advanced Studies combined degree you will undertake advanced careers where knowledge of the interactions coursework and a substantial real-world between international and domestic politics industry, community, entrepreneurship or is necessary. research project, or an honours project. B Arts (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France)** ATAR: 80 + other admission criteria Programs, majors and minors specialist, journalist, museum or gallery curator, IB: 29 + other admission criteria This dual degree enables you to work towards public relations manager, researcher, sociologist Entry: Aug (in France) both a B Arts degree at Sciences Po in France for the first two years, and a B Arts degree at Additional admission criteria sydney.edu.au Duration (full time): 2 + 2 years Assumed knowledge: Refer to B Arts the University of Sydney for the remaining two Applicants must be recent school leavers – years. As part of your B Arts at the University of transfer applicants are not eligible to apply. In Sydney, you’ll have access to the shared pool addition to meeting the academic requirements and the Open Learning Environment. Refer to of an accepted secondary education (Year 12) B Arts for University of Sydney-based majors. qualification, you need to submit an online For information on studies in France, including application directly to the University, including a units of study, refer to the Sciences Po website: personal statement, resume and school reports www.sciencespo.fr/en/home or transcripts from the past three years, as well as attend an online interview. For more Career possibilities information about admission criteria, tuition Anthropologist, archaeologist, business fees and the application process, visit the administrator or manager, economist, editor relevant course page. or publisher, foreign affairs and trade officer, sydney.edu.au/courses government policy officer, historian, language B Economics B Economics/B Advanced Studies ATAR: 85 Programs, majors and minors Career possibilities IB: 31 You will complete a program in Economics Accountant, banker, business consultant, Entry: Feb/Aug which includes a major from the list business information systems analyst, Duration (full time): below, and a second major (mandatory economic analyst, economist, financial 3 years (single)/ for B Economics/B Advanced Studies) or manager, government or NGO worker, human 4 years (combined) a minor from the shared pool or from the resource manager, industrial relations Dalyell by invitation following: Economics; Econometrics; Financial specialist, researcher, social policy adviser. Economics; Environmental, Agricultural and This degree will equip you with the capabilities Mathematics prerequisite:‡ Yes Resource Economics. You’ll also complete to develop economic and social policy and Assumed knowledge: units from the Open Learning Environment. to work in fields such as business, banking, Mathematics Advanced or higher In the final year of the combined degree you financial markets and consulting in both the will undertake advanced coursework and a private and public sectors. substantial real-world industry, community, entrepreneurship or research project, or an Combine B Economics with honours project. B Laws B Economics (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France)** ATAR: 85 + other admission criteria Programs, majors and minors Career possibilities IB: 31 + other admission criteria Refer to B Economics for University of Sydney Accountant, banker, business consultant, Entry: Aug (in France) based-majors. For further information on business information systems analyst, economic Duration (full time): 2 + 2 years studies in France, including units of study, analyst, economist, financial manager, human Mathematics prerequisite:‡ Yes please refer to the Sciences Po website: resource manager, industrial relations specialist, www.sciencespo.fr/en/home researcher, social policy adviser Assumed knowledge: Page 36 Mathematics Advanced or higher Additional admission criteria See B Arts (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France).
Arts and social sciences B Visual Arts B Visual Arts/B Advanced Studies ATAR: 70 + portfolio Programs, majors and minors Career possibilities IB: 25 + portfolio You will have access to a wide range of Artist, arts writer, craftsperson, curator, digital Entry: Feb electives in contemporary art, as well artist, art educator (with further tertiary Duration (full time): as a range of study areas offered across qualifications), exhibition designer, filmmaker, 3 years (single)/4 years (combined) the University and in the Open Learning illustrator, painter, product designer, sound Environment. In the final year of the combined artist, web and multimedia designer degree, you will also take a major or minor from the shared pool, and complete advanced Additional admission criteria coursework units and a substantial research, You will also be assessed based on a portfolio community, industry or entrepreneurship of artwork. You are required to submit the project, or an honours project in the final year. portfolio by the relevant deadlines. When submitting the portfolio online, you will need to include a short statement describing one of the more developed projects in your portfolio. sydney.edu.au/arts/creative-arts-portfolio ** Sciences Po and University of Sydney The Sciences Po degree requires a total of transfer credits for studies undertaken at dual degrees four years of full-time study to be eligible for Sciences Po. Students pay the applicable Admission to the Sciences Po Dual Degree is two separate awards from Sciences Po and Sydney fee in Years 3 and 4, to the University of highly competitive. Applicants will need to the University of Sydney. During Years 1 and 2, Sydney. Student visa holders who commence meet the minimum admission requirements students enrol at Sciences Po, France, and this course may face additional costs for their degree of choice at the University pay the applicable fee direct to Sciences Po. associated with their student visa. For visa of Sydney, including English language During Years 3 and 4, students enrol in the information, visit requirements. The higher of the English applicable Sydney degree (international www.homeaffairs.gov.au language requirements of the two partner students enrol in the applicable CRICOS- International Guide 2022 institutions will apply. registered Sydney degree), with eligible Business B Commerce B Commerce/B Advanced Studies ATAR: 95 Programs, majors and minors Career possibilities IB: 36 You will choose one major from the options Accountant, business analyst, entrepreneur, Entry: Feb/Aug below and a second major (mandatory for enterprise architect, financial dealer Duration (full time): 3 years (single)/4 years B Commerce/B Advanced Studies) or a minor and broker, human resources specialist, (combined) either from the shared pool or from these international business consultant, investment Dalyell by invitation options: Accounting; Banking (major only); banker, management consultant, marketing Business Analytics; Business Information executive, policy adviser, project manager Mathematics prerequisite:‡ Yes Systems; Business Law; Finance (major only); Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Advanced Industrial Relations and Human Resource Combine B Commerce with or higher. Other assumed knowledge depends Management; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; B Advanced Computing, B Engineering on majors or units of study chosen International Business; Management Honours, B Laws and Leadership; Marketing; Professional Accounting (program). In the final year of the combined degree you will undertake advanced coursework and a substantial real-world industry, community, entrepreneurship or research project, or an honours project. B Commerce/B Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars) ATAR: 98 Programs, majors and minors Career possibilities IB: 40 Refer to B Commerce/B Advanced Studies. As a Accountant, business analyst, entrepreneur, Entry: Feb/Aug Dalyell Scholar your B Commerce/B Advanced enterprise architect, financial dealer Duration (full time): 4 years Studies will incorporate 12 credit points of and broker, human resources specialist, Dalyell by application exclusive Dalyell units. These units will be international business consultant, investment complemented by enrichment opportunities banker, management consultant, marketing Mathematics prerequisite:‡ Yes that you can tailor to your needs and interests. executive, policy adviser, project manager Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Advanced They include accelerated study options, or higher. Other assumed knowledge depends additional enrichment units of study from on majors or units of study chosen outside your primary discipline, mentoring and professional skill development, and the option to undertake an international study experience with the support of a $2000 global mobility scholarship. Page 37 For assumed knowledge, mathematics prerequisites‡ and other important information, see table notes on page 64.
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