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WELCOME TO SYDNEY Join us Areas of study Courses A-Z How to apply Discover why our graduates are ranked With 400+ study areas available, discover A full list of our course offerings, including The next steps. Find out how to apply for first in Australia and fifth in the world for what our world-class faculties and schools the ATAR or IB you need to achieve your dream course and begin your journey graduate employability.* have to offer. for admission. to Sydney. – – – – Why choose Sydney?.......................................... 2 Architecture, design and planning ................ 28 2020 Guide to admission criteria Timeline for 2020 entry ................................... 83 The Sydney Undergraduate Experience ........ 4 Arts and social sciences ................................. 30 for domestic students .................................... 48 How to apply: domestic students ................. 84 A degree designed for you ............................... 6 Business .............................................................. 32 Courses A-Z ...................................................... 50 Admission pathways ......................................... 86 Bachelor of Advanced Studies ....................... 10 Education and social work .............................. 34 Table notes ........................................................ 78 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Become a Dalyell Scholar ................................ 12 Engineering and computer science .............. 36 Islander students .............................................. 87 Law ...................................................................... 38 Fees and costs: domestic students .............. 88 Follow your interests. All of them................... 14 Medicine and health ........................................ 40 Scholarships ...................................................... 90 Welcome to Sydney Broaden your skills............................................. 16 Music ................................................................... 42 Additional admission criteria ......................... 92 sydney.edu.au Tackle real-world issues................................... 17 Science ............................................................... 44 Set yourself up for a global career................. 18 How to apply: international students ........... 96 2020 Guide to admission criteria University life ..................................................... 22 for international students ............................... 98 Student support services................................ 23 Fees and costs: international students ...... 100 Accommodation ............................................... 24 Glossary ............................................................. 102 IMPORTANT 2019 Open Day EVENTS AND 31 August 2019 sydney.edu.au/open-day DATES Info Day December 2019 sydney.edu.au/info-day 2020 Welcome Week 17–21 February 2020 Lectures begin 24 February 2020 * QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2019 Dates are subject to change. For the latest information, please check sydney.edu.au/dates
WHY CHOOSE 100+ 200+ 250+ majors and minors to clubs and societies to international partners combine your interests enrich your student to combine study SYDNEY? across disciplines experience and travel We aim to instil the skills, knowledge and values you $84 million 320,000 400+ need to become a leader in a rapidly changing world. in scholarships offered to alumni to connect you with a study areas to design the our students every year worldwide network right degree for you You can choose from our range of professional, specialist, liberal studies, and combined and double degrees. 1st Top 50 sydney.edu.au in Australia and ranked 5th in the world in world university rankings** Join us for graduate employability* * QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2019 ** Q S World University Rankings, 2019 Page 2 Page 3
THE SYDNEY UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE We offer a new level of flexibility in our undergraduate degrees to prepare you for a future full of possibilities. sydney.edu.au Become a Dalyell Scholar and Explore other fields of study in the us We recognise that the future of Join work will be very different, so it’s extend your academic abilities Open Learning Environment (OLE) our ambition that every University As a Dalyell Scholar, you will have Build diverse skill combinations of Sydney student will complete access to a range of enrichment and boost your personal and their degree with the confidence opportunities. See pages 12 and 13. professional development with and ability to think critically, our short, on-demand OLE units. collaborate productively and Follow your interests. All of them. See page 16. influence the world. By studying Combine your interests with one of our undergraduate courses, more than 100 study areas in Work on real-world projects and you’ll have the opportunity to: a shared pool of majors and tackle complex global challenges minors. This means you can Deepen your expertise and Choose the right study path sharpen your broader skills (eg, develop skills in interdisciplinary for you communication, critical thinking collaboration through Gain expertise in your primary field and problem-solving) and acquire real-world industry, community, of study and learn from industry multidisciplinary expertise in entrepreneurship and research leaders by choosing from our range a second field that sits outside projects. See page 17. of professional, specialist, liberal your primary degree. See pages studies, and combined and double 14 and 15. Gain international experience degrees. See pages 6 to 9. Our placement and exchange opportunities will set you up for Design your own degree with the a global career as you develop Bachelor of Advanced Studies the capability and confidence to The Bachelor of Advanced Studies work across cultural boundaries, gives you the flexibility to design in Australia and around the world. your own degree, from advanced See pages 18 and 19. coursework to major projects. See pages 10 and 11. Page 4 Page 5 sydney.edu.au/ug-experience
A DEGREE DESIGNED FOR YOU “My course gives me the breadth to learn “The University of Sydney offers some of valuable skills in areas such as finance the best opportunities both in and out and anthropology. of the classroom. I have access to many Whether you’ve had your career path mapped out since This exposure was valuable when I professional and social clubs and societies childhood or you’re convinced that your dream job doesn’t exist worked on a social entrepreneurship venture which have helped with the transition from in Cambodia as part of the University’s high school to university. yet, one of our degree types – professional, specialist and liberal Community Placement Program. Being a student here is about so much studies – will prepare you for the future. My understanding of people and culture more than just studying. The on-campus life enabled me to better communicate and my means there’s never a boring day – a familiar analytical learnings helped me drive our food and friendly face is around every corner.” and security project effectively.” sydney.edu.au sydney.edu.au/plan-your-degree Adam Herman Ada Yin Study areas: law; media studies us Study areas: business information systems; Join finance; economics Professional degrees If you’re already sure of the career path you’d like Combined and double professional degrees to take, follow a specific study pattern that leads to Combined and double professional degrees will professional accreditation and registration. prepare you for a diverse range of careers by −− Gain practical experience during work placements developing your expertise alongside the skills to and internships, which are compulsory in most adapt and drive change and innovation. professional degrees. −− Cultivate a diverse skill set and breadth of −− Complement your expertise with interdisciplinary knowledge, alongside expertise in a professionally experiences. accredited field, by combining your professional degree with a liberal studies degree. −− Professional degrees are available in areas including advanced computing; architecture; dentistry; −− Take your professional degree in combination education and social work; engineering and with a liberal studies or specialist degree, computer science; health sciences (for example: or another professional degree (see pages diagnostic radiography, physiotherapy and speech 8 and 9) to develop expert knowledge and pathology); law; medicine; music (education); effectiveness in a given field or profession. nursing; nutrition and dietetics; pharmacy; project −− Degree examples include combined engineering; management; psychology; and veterinary medicine. combined law; double degree dentistry and medicine; nursing; nutrition and dietetics; veterinary medicine; and the Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours)/Master of Architecture. See pages 48 and 49 to find a list of professional Page 6 Page 7 degrees, including combined and double degrees.
“I will be travelling to Cambodia to work “I’m fascinated by how mathematics enables “We live in a technology-driven world and with the Phnom Penh Animal Welfare us to understand how the world functions, with the rapid progression of innovation, Society. I’ll be doing one of my final year and the academics I’ve encountered during new issues that are unprecedented are rotations in their clinic assisting the vets my Bachelor of Science have really helped coming into existence; from AI to the rise there to care for animals that have been me to grow my passion. of environmental refugees. This is where rescued by monks and local people. The University is focused on preparing the intersection of law and engineering It’s amazing how with this degree I can industry-ready science graduates, with a will become increasingly important in the travel the world and do these amazing wide range of work placement opportunities. future. I wanted to take two disciplines things. I’ve spent weeks on a sheep farm I’m sure I’ll be able to apply my quantitative I knew I was passionate about and equip near Tamworth, milked goats in Nowra and and problem-solving skills to a career in the myself to face the exciting and uncertain helped clean horses’ teeth in Moruya.” financial sector.” opportunities ahead.” sydney.edu.au Liam Douglas Denzel Florez Rameen Malik us Study area: veterinary medicine Study areas: mathematics; financial mathematics Study areas: engineering; law Join and statistics Specialist degrees Liberal studies degrees Know where you want to start your career? Combined specialist degrees A liberal studies degree is ideal if you want to follow Combined and double liberal studies degrees A specialist degree might be for you. You can supercharge your studies by combining your interests and study what you enjoy most. Supercharge your liberal studies degree by combining −− Study a set of defined fields that develop your specialist degree with the Bachelor of −− Build your depth of knowledge in one or more areas. it with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies or enhance your expertise in a specific area. Advanced Studies. your knowledge and skills as you complete a combined −− Design your own degree by combining studies from −− Deepen your learning and extend your or double degree professional course. −− Take electives from other faculties a broad range of disciplines. to broaden your learning. knowledge through advanced coursework −− Extend your knowledge and deepen your critical −− Liberal studies degrees are available in areas and a major project. thinking skills through advanced coursework and −− Specialist degrees are available in including arts and social sciences; business; −− Cultivate expertise in your area of interest a major project in the Bachelor of Advanced areas including design computing, and science. alongside critical thinking and problem‑solving Studies. See pages 10 and 11 for more information. economics, music, and visual arts. −− Focus on a specific field by applying for a liberal skills to excel in your future field. −− Some liberal studies degrees can be taken studies stream such as agriculture, animal and −− Degrees include the Bachelor of Design with professional degrees, enabling you to veterinary bioscience, food and agribusiness, Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, develop knowledge across disciplines and health, international and global studies, languages, Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of expertise in a professionally accredited field. media and communications, medical science, Advanced Studies, and Bachelor of Visual or politics and international relations. Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies. See pages 48 and 49 to find a list of liberal studies degrees, including combined and double degrees. See pages 48 and 49 for a list of specialist and combined degrees. Page 8 Page 9
BACHELOR OF ADVANCED STUDIES Bachelor’s degree 3 years Degree Duration Combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies 4 years Components Major Double major* Minor (or for some courses, a second major) Open Learning Environment Electives Exchange (by application) Third-year project (per major) Advanced coursework sydney.edu.au Substantial fourth-year project Join us Honours by application The above table applies to studies in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design Computing, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Visual Arts. The Bachelor of Advanced Studies The Bachelor of Advanced Studies can be taken in combination with a three‑year liberal studies, gives you the flexibility to design professional or specialist bachelor's degree, Indicative course structure: combined three-year degree and Bachelor of Advanced Studies** your own degree. Challenge including the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Year Semester Units of study and Sport Science), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of yourself through advanced Commerce, Bachelor of Design Computing, Bachelor 1 Major 1 Core/elective Core/elective Major 2 coursework and a major project, of Economics, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of 1 2 Major 1 Core/elective Core/elective Major 2 Visual Arts. Over four years, you can: and make the most of exchange −− design your own degree by combining 1 Major 1 OLE Elective Major 2 2 and internship opportunities. majors from a range of disciplines 2 Major 1 OLE Elective Major 2 −− complete a second major* from either 1 Major 1 Major 1 Major 2 Major 2 your primary study area or the shared 3 2 Major 1 Major 1 Major 2 Major 2 pool of majors and minors 1 −− complete advanced coursework to build 4 Advanced coursework including a research, community, industry or entrepreneurship project or honours coursework and honours project on your expertise and leadership skills, 2 or complete an honours project Major 1 Major 2 Core/elective Elective Open Learning Environment (OLE) ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ −− work on real-world industry, community and ¡ Advanced coursework (4000-level units and above) research challenges across disciplines. Page 10 Page 11 * A second/double major is not available in Design Computing. −− sydney.edu.au/bachelor-advanced-studies ** Please note that all of the course structures in this guide are indicative only and subject to change.
Courses available to Dalyell Scholars by UAC preference To study as a Dalyell Scholar in the following courses, you will need to apply via UAC preference. BECOME A DALYELL SCHOLAR −− B Arts/B Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars) UAC 513222 −− B Commerce/ B Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars) UAC 513310 −− B Engineering Honours (Dalyell Scholars) UAC 513571 −− B Science/B Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars including Mathematical Sciences)** UAC 513911 Courses available to Dalyell Scholars by invitation You will be invited to become a Dalyell Scholar if you apply for, and are made an offer to, For high-achieving students with an ATAR (or equivalent) of one of the degrees listed and have achieved an ATAR or equivalent of 98+.* 98+*, Dalyell Scholars have access to a range of enrichment rchitecture, design A Engineering and Medicine and health opportunities that will challenge you alongside your and planning computer science −− B Arts/D Medicine talented peers. −− B Design Computing/ −− B Advanced Computing −− B Arts/M Nursing B Advanced Studies −− B Advanced Computing/ −− B Science/D Dental Medicine B Commerce Arts and social sciences −− B Science/D Medicine −− B Advanced Computing/ −− B Arts −− B Science/M Nursing B Science −− B Arts/B Advanced Studies −− B Science (Health)/M Nursing −− B Advanced Computing/ −− B Arts/B Advanced B Science (Health) As a Dalyell Scholar you will engage in In addition to completing distinctive Dalyell Studies (International and Science sydney.edu.au experiences that will extend your academic units of study, you will have access to −− B Advanced Computing/ Global Studies) −− B Psychology abilities, develop your leadership capabilities enrichment opportunities, including: B Science (Medical Science) us −− B Arts/B Advanced Studies −− B Science and expand your global network. −− B Engineering Honours with Join −− accelerated learning options, such as (Languages) Named after Elsie Jean Dalyell OBE Space Engineering major −− B Science (Health) early access to advanced units of study (1881‑1948), a distinguished medical graduate −− B Arts/B Advanced Studies −− B Science (Medical Science) in your chosen field and enrichment −− B Engineering Honours/B Arts of the University, Dalyell Scholars will have (Media and Communications) units outside of your discipline −− B Engineering Honours/ −− B Science/B Advanced Studies the opportunity to collaborate and network −− B Arts/B Advanced −− access to a specialised Mathematical B Commerce −− B Science/B Advanced Studies with like-minded world influencers. Studies (Politics and Sciences (Science) program (optional) −− B Engineering Honours (Advanced) To study as a Dalyell Scholar, admission is International Relations) by UAC preference or invitation, depending −− tailored mentoring and professional (Civil)/B Design in Architecture −− B Science/B Advanced Studies −− B Economics on the course (see page 13). skills development −− B Engineering Honours/ (Agriculture) −− B Economics/B Advanced Studies −− optional international experiences B Project Management −− B Science/B Advanced Studies to develop your global perspective, −− B Engineering Honours/ (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience) Business including access to a $2000 B Science −− B Science/B Advanced Studies global mobility scholarship. −− B Commerce * 90+ for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander −− B Engineering Honours/ (Food and Agribusiness) students admitted through Gadigal Program; −− B Commerce/B Advanced Studies 95+ for students admitted through the Early Offer B Science (Health) −− B Science/B Advanced Year 12 Scheme (E12), Future Leaders Scheme and −− sydney.edu.au/dalyell-scholars Studies (Health) Broadway Scheme Education and social work −− B Engineering Honours/ B Science (Medical Science) −− B Science/B Advanced Studies −− B Education (Secondary: (Medical Science) Humanities and Social Law −− B Science/B Advanced Studies Who was Elsie Jean Dalyell? Sciences)/B Arts −− B Arts/B Laws (Taronga Wildlife Conservation) Elsie Jean Dalyell OBE (1881–1948) was the first full-time female academic in our −− B Education (Secondary: Faculty of Medicine. She was a pioneer resident medical officer at Royal Prince Mathematics)/B Science −− B Commerce/B Laws −− B Science/M Mathematical Alfred Hospital and worked as a senior clinician in a Vienna-based research team −− B Economics/B Laws Sciences −− B Education (Secondary: studying childhood diseases. Her academic excellence and commitment to creating Science)/B Science −− B Engineering Honours/B Laws −− B Science/M Nutrition and her own path are hallmarks of our Dalyell Scholars stream. Dietetics −− B Arts/B Social Work −− B Science/B Laws Note: courses may change. Page 12 Page 13 Image: Elsie Jean Dalyell. Courtesy of State Records NSW: New South B = ‘Bachelor of’, M = ‘Master of’, D = ‘Doctor of’ Wales Medical Board; NRS 9873, Photographs of doctors, 1888‑1927. * 90+ for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students admitted through Gadigal Program [Digital ID 9873_a025_a025000062] Elsie Jean Dalyell, no date 95+ for students admitted through the Early Offer Year 12 Scheme (E12) 95+ for students admitted through Future Leaders Scheme and Broadway Scheme (excluding double degree medicine and dentistry) ** The Mathematical Sciences program is available in this course.
FOLLOW YOUR INTERESTS. Shared pool of majors and minors Combine your primary major with a major or minor in one of the areas below. ALL OF THEM. Architecture, design and planning −− Biological Design −− Hebrew (Modern) −− History −− Indigenous Studies −− Finance** −− Industrial Relations and Human Resource Science −− Animal Health, Disease and Welfare −− Design Management −− Animal Production −− Indonesian Studies −− International Business −− Biochemistry and −− International and Arts and social Comparative Literary −− Management Molecular Biology sciences Studies −− Marketing −− Biology With more than 100 options to choose from, the shared −− American Studies −− International Relations −− Cell and −− Ancient Greek Education and Developmental pool of majors and minors allows you to explore a wide −− Ancient History −− Italian Studies social work Biology −− Japanese Studies range of study areas within your degree. −− Anthropology −− Education −− Chemistry −− Jewish Civilisation, −− Arabic Language and Thought −− Data Science Cultures Engineering and and Culture computer science −− Ecology and −− Archaeology −− Korean Studies Evolutionary Biology** The shared pool allows you to develop The shared pool of majors and minors is −− Computer Science −− Art History −− Latin −− Environmental Studies expertise in a second field of study and available to all students studying one of the −− Information Systems build interdisciplinary knowledge from following degrees: −− Asian Studies −− Linguistics −− Financial Mathematics −− Project Management sydney.edu.au a wide range of study areas outside your −− Biblical Studies and and Statistics −− Bachelor of Advanced Computing −− Modern Greek Studies −− Software primary degree. Classical Hebrew −− Food Science us −− Bachelor of Applied Science −− Philosophy Development For example, enjoy studying science −− Celtic Studies* −− Genetics and Join (Exercise and Sport Science) −− Political Economy while continuing your interest in history; Genomics −− Bachelor of Arts −− Chinese Studies Medicine and health or combine your major in marketing with −− Politics −− Criminology −− Anatomy and −− Geography the study of digital cultures. −− Bachelor of Commerce −− Sanskrit* −− Cultural Studies Histology −− Geology and −− Bachelor of Economics −− Social Policy* −− Applied Medical Geophysics −− Bachelor of Music −− Digital Cultures −− Socio-legal Studies Science −− History and Philosophy −− Bachelor of Project Management −− Diversity Studies* −− Sociology −− Disability and of Science −− Bachelor of Psychology (minor only) −− Economic Policy# −− Spanish and Latin Participation −− Marine Science −− Bachelor of Science −− Economics American Studies −− Health −− Mathematics −− Bachelor of Visual Arts −− Econometrics −− Studies in Religion −− Hearing and Speech −− Medicinal Chemistry −− All combined Bachelor of Advanced −− English −− Theatre and −− Immunology* −− Microbiology Studies degrees, including the combined −− Environmental, Performance Studies −− Immunology and −− Nutrition Science Bachelor of Design Computing. Agricultural and −− Visual Arts Pathology** −− Physics Resource Economics −− Writing Studies* −− Infectious Diseases −− European Studies −− Plant Production −− Neuroscience −− Plant Science* −− Film Studies Business −− Pathology* −− Psychological Science −− Financial Economics −− Accounting −− Pharmacology −− Quantitative Life −− French and −− Banking** Francophone Studies −− Physical Activity Sciences −− Business Analytics and Health −− Soil Science and −− Gender Studies −− Business Information −− Physiology Hydrology −− Germanic Studies Systems −− Statistics −− Business Law Music −− Virology* −− Music −− Wildlife Conservation* Page 14 Page 15 * Available as a minor only ** Available as a major only # Not available for Bachelor of Economics students
BROADEN YOUR SKILLS TACKLE REAL-WORLD ISSUES Build diverse skill combinations and boost your Collaborate with businesses, community organisations and personal and professional development through government bodies on interdisciplinary projects that will our Open Learning Environment. develop your networks and deepen your critical thinking, problem‑solving and communication skills. A snapshot of our 2019 projects Some of our business partners in 2019 Projects are open to third and fourth-year We have partnerships with almost 30 leading students who meet the eligibility criteria. organisations, across industry, community and government sectors. These include but are not ANZ Bank – digital disruption limited to: This project looks at technological sydney.edu.au −− Accenture −− PwC opportunities for collaboration across −− Adobe −− QBE us institutional banking. You may consider things −− ANZ Bank −− Telstra Join like open banking, artificial intelligence, cyber security, ecosystem creation or blockchain −− Commonwealth Bank −− Western Sydney Local to prevent fraud, minimise risk and help −− CSIRO’s Data61 Health District transform businesses. −− Westmead Precinct −− NSW Farmers Association and NSW Health Adobe – The future of education: closing (at Westmead) the digital skills gap −− Public Service Commission −− Westpac. This project investigates the future of education, looking to formulate creative and Combining online learning with workshops Examples of OLE units on offer in innovative ways to address the lag between We also have partners outside Australia, and masterclasses, the Open Learning 2019 include: education and disruptive technological including two in Hong Kong. Learn more Environment (OLE) is a collection of units −− Analysing and plotting data: Python change within the industry. You will provide about our 2019 projects and partners: that offers you the opportunity to broaden tangible suggestions and solutions to harness −− sydney.edu.au/students/ −− Community engagement for change your skill set and extend your knowledge by the full potential of this change so human industry-and-community-projects exploring other fields of study. −− Digital influence through social media talent aligns with technological advancement. All students have access to zero credit −− Experience China point OLE units and you can take as many −− Student leadership: peer mentoring CareerSeekers – settling refugees better “This interdisciplinary experience is a of these units as you want. In many degrees, CareerSeekers is a non-profit social −− Presentation skills: speaking in class key stepping stone in preparing you for including all liberal studies courses, you will enterprise that aims to reconnect asylum also undertake for-credit OLE units as part −− The science of health and wellbeing seekers and refugees with their preferred the workplace and gives you an insight of your study. −− Understanding web skeletons and skins. careers in Australia. This project helps into what life is like beyond the doors of to highlight the untapped talent sitting in the University.” these communities and assesses the social, financial and economic impact in speeding Vincent Giannini up the resettlement process. Study area: commerce Page 16 Page 17 sydney.edu.au/students/ole-units sydney.edu.au/interdisciplinary-projects
“My exchange at the University of Edinburgh has definitely been a highlight of my university studies. SET YOURSELF UP FOR In addition to the life-changing experiences I had in Scotland, studying at another world-class institution has helped strengthen my appreciation for the global A GLOBAL CAREER nature of science, and the experience helped develop my independence and confidence.” Adam Kaplan Bachelor of Science (Advanced) University of Edinburgh 72 37 121 We have the largest student mobility program in Australia.* We’ve partnered with over partners in partners in the partners in 250 universities in more than North America United Kingdom and Ireland Europe 40 countries to give you access sydney.edu.au to global opportunities that will 7 3 55 Join us broaden your horizons. partners in partners in the partners in the Latin America Middle East Asia-Pacific region Our international opportunities Develop a global perspective. −− intensive in-country Open −− global professional placements, We offer financial support for your Our study abroad and will broaden your academic Opportunities include: Learning Environment units such as the University of Sydney overseas experience through travel exchange programs experience and develop confidence −− 131 partner universities where you study language Business School’s Industry scholarships and grants, as well as −− sydney.edu.au/sydney-abroad and perspective to set you up for that are ranked in the and culture at a partner Placement Program, provide government funded OS-HELP loans. a global career. top 200 worldwide** university in Asia, the Pacific, you with the opportunity to Make the most of your time Our exchange scholarships By 2020 we aim to have 50 Europe or North Africa work and study in the United abroad via the Global Citizenship −− short-term (2–6 weeks), semester −− sydney.edu.au/ percent of our students undertake −− short-term summer programs States, China, France or Chile Award – an extracurricular, and year-long program options scholarships/exchange an international experience as part at prestigious universities like during semester breaks. internationally focused leadership of their studies, with scholarship −− overseas field schools such development program. Visit our Harvard, Yale and London The Global Citizenship Award funding being made available for as the Sydney Southeast Asia website to learn more. School of Economics at least half of these students. Centre’s multidisciplinary −− sydney.edu.au/ schools, where you sydney-abroad/gca could tackle real-world Note: Partner university figures are problems in Cambodia, * ‘Learning Abroad 2017’, Australian indicative only. For the most up-to-date Indonesia, Laos, Singapore, Universities International Directors’ list of partner universities, visit Forum report, October 2018 sydney.edu.au/study/overseas-exchange Timor‑Leste and Vietnam Page 18 Page 19 ** Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2019
MY SYDNEY EXPERIENCE “A degree at Sydney prepares you for industry by finding a healthy balance between theory and practical application. These practical skills are highly beneficial when you’re building systems that have to work reliably in the real world.” Dr Daniel Wilson University of Sydney graduate – Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic), PhD (Aerospace Engineering). One of Australia’s top 50 engineering innovators 2017. Flight Controls Engineer, Vahana – A³ by Airbus sydney.edu.au Join us “As someone who juggles many interests, Sydney was the clear choice for me to pursue two distinctly different fields of study. I enjoy the challenges of balancing my music studies with my study of theoretical sciences, anatomy and patient care.” Sarah Li Study areas: music; medicine Page 20 Page 21
UNIVERSITY LIFE STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES University is more than what We have a huge range of facilities, programs and When you get to the campus events to keep you healthy and active during University of Sydney, happens in the classroom. With your time at University. Get involved in athletics, you’ll have plenty of help. Accommodation Health and wellbeing over 200 clubs and societies, swimming, tennis, soccer, rugby union and more. Here are just a few of the On-campus student housing Doctors including 26 cultural groups, and To find out more about clubs and societies, visit ways we support your Residential colleges Pharmacists 130+ nationalities represented on −− www.usu.edu.au health, wellbeing and Off-campus living Dentists campus, there’s something for academic achievement. Thriving communities Optometrists To find out more about sport and fitness, visit Physiotherapists everyone. Make the most of it. −− www.susf.com.au Psychologists Career support Career advice and development Employability skills workshops Mental health Meet employers at careers fairs Clinical psychologists and Aboriginal and Torres Strait and events counsellors sydney.edu.au Islander support Sydney CareerHub, an online Mental health support Admission pathways jobs database Workshops for success us Academic enrichment and Join Resilience training orientation program Peer mentor support Tutorial assistance Childcare information Cultural support and Advice about child care on and safe spaces near campus Multifaith chaplaincy Chaplains from 12 faith groups for on-campus consultations Dedicated prayer rooms Academic enrichment Disability services Bridging courses Assistive technology Online learning resources @we.are.astar Lecture support Drop-in support Building access and Orientation and arrival sessions Mathematics learning support accessible facilities Welcome to university Academic adjustments Settling into Sydney Accessible formatting Information on support services Meet fellow students and staff Adjusting to study life Academic, language and learning support Financial support Accelerated learning Bursaries and Transition/bridging courses interest-free loans For more information and to access @carlosshiralipour Online learning resources Help with essential living costs our student support services, visit Page 22 Page 23 Practical skills workshops and study-related expenses sydney.edu.au/campus-life @davidals
ACCOMMODATION Camperdown/Darlington Campus University residences ($220–571 per week) University residences are on campus and managed by University Accommodation Services. They are available to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Note: Selle House is for postgraduate students only. Key Places Gender Phone Website 1 Abercrombie 200 2 Darlington House 54 3 Queen Mary Building 799 +61 2 9351 3322 sydney.edu.au/accommodation 4 Regiment Building 620 F, M Living on or close to There are a number of accommodation options for you 5 Selle House 14 (PG only) to choose from, including: campus can enhance your 6 Terraces 193 −− University residences 7 International House 200 +61 2 9950 9800 sydney.edu.au/international-house university experience. −− residential colleges −− independently run student housing. Residential colleges ($397–687 per week) Residential colleges are on campus but externally managed to provide options to suit your needs. Our Accommodation Services website is a great place Key Places Gender Phone Website to get started. You will find helpful advice on where to 8 Mandelbaum House 36 F, M +61 2 9692 5200 mandelbaum.usyd.edu.au live, expected costs, and accommodation options on 9 Sancta Sophia College 172 F (UG) +61 2 9577 2100 sanctasophiacollege.edu.au and off campus. This service also allows you to register 128 F, M (PG) for University‑owned housing. 10 St Andrew’s College 285 F, M +61 2 9565 7300 standrewscollege.edu.au −− sydney.edu.au/accommodation 11 St John’s College 252 F, M +61 2 9394 5000 stjohnscollege.edu.au 12 St Paul’s College 300 F (PG) +61 2 9550 7444 stpauls.edu.au M (UG/PG) 13 Wesley College 260 F, M +61 2 9565 3333 wesleycollege-usyd.edu.au sydney.edu.au 14 The Women’s College 280 F +61 2 9517 5000 thewomenscollege.com.au us Forest Lodge Join Independently run student housing (Up to $689 per week) Independently run accommodation close to campus provides options to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Glebe To CBD Key Places Gender Phone Website 6 18 (2.4km) 5 15 Sydney University Village 650 F, M +61 2 9036 4000 sydneyuv.com.au Central train station Parramatta Road 16* Urbanest Cleveland 438 F, M +61 2 8091 9959 urbanest.com.au/sydney/cleveland-st 17 Urbanest Darlington 464 F, M +61 2 8091 9959 urbanest.com.au/sydney/darlington 18 Urbanest Glebe 185 F, M +61 2 8091 9959 urbanest.com.au/sydney/glebe 19* Stucco 40 F, M - stucco.org.au Chippendale Camden and Cumberland campuses 9 Camperdown University residences ($155-355 per week) The University residences on our Camden and Cumberland campuses are managed by the University Accommodation Services and are available to Campus undergraduate and postgraduate students. 11 Places Gender Phone Website d oa yR * Nepean Hall (Camden) 43 + Ci t 7 16* * Nepean Lodge (Camden) 98 F, M +61 2 9351 1622 sydney.edu.au/accommodation Royal Prince 17 13 * Yannadah (Cumberland)** 39 3 Alfred Hospital M is s (RPA) For information on approximate living costs in Sydney, including accommodation, transport and other living expenses, please visit 12 - sydney.edu.au/study/living-costs ende Darlington Darlington n Ro Camperdown F = Female M = Male Important fee information: All accommodation fees listed 14 Campus UG = undergraduate student PG = postgraduate student above are in Australian dollars. They are intended as a ad * Located outside boundary of map. guide and are based on 2019 fees for new students. These 10 ** T he Faculty of Health Sciences is currently located at fees are correct at the time of printing to the best of Cumberland Campus but will transition some teaching to the University’s knowledge. Students should contact the Carillon Avenue the Camperdown/Darlington Campus from 2019, ahead of individual accommodation providers for detailed and up- 4 6 the scheduled relocation of the Cumberland Campus to to-date information, including additional costs and fees. Page 24 Page 25 Camperdown in 2021. At time of printing, Yannadah may Note that some colleges charge non-refundable application 2 remain open until the end of Semester 1 2020. For current fees. Also note that some residences have 52-week contracts, 15 information, see sydney.edu.au/accommodation while others only provide accommodation during semester. on Redfern train station s tati 8 ra i n Newtown wn t 19* 1 (500m) N ew to
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ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND PLANNING Career pathways Invent with intent. When you study at Graduate ready for a global career −− Architect Sydney, you’ll combine creative flair We strive for intellectual excellence, creative development and critical thinking. −− Building designer with finely tuned technical skills to shape As a student, you will refine and bring to −− Construction manager the spaces, services and experiences life your designs in specialist facilities and −− Data visualisation specialist experience 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC −− Design manager – both physical and digital – in which routers, wood-turning, model-making and Why study architecture, design −− Front-end developer we live, work and play. design workshops. You’ll have the opportunity to expand your and planning at Sydney? −− Interaction designer architectural and design education outside −− We’re ranked 1st in Australia and −− Lighting designer −− sydney.edu.au/courses/architecture the classroom with international experience 16th in the world for architecture −− Property and real through placements and internships, and and the built environment.* estate developer by engaging with our partners across the −− We have some of the best equipped built environment and interactive design −− Project manager In an fabrication laboratories in Australia, industries. By studying with us, you’ll develop providing a hub for experimentation, Areas of study −− Service designer increasingly sydney.edu.au We’re ranked big-picture thinking and work towards interlinked world digital design and robotic processes. −− Sustainability manager 1st in Australia and answering global challenges. You’ll graduate 16th in the world for of design and digital ready for a career that is creatively driven −− Our Bachelor of Design Computing is −− Urban planner architecture/built culture, it’s a fantastic and technically challenging. one of the first courses of its kind in the −− User-experience (UX) designer environment.* time for a creative world, combining creativity and code. career. Refer to the A to Z course table on pages 50 to 77 to find out about our architecture, design and planning courses. * Q S World University Rankings by Subject, 2018 “I was encouraged to apply for an internship Sample course structure: Bachelor of Architecture and Environments Note: Course structure is indicative only. For more information, visit sydney.edu.au/courses/architecture at Google and I’m now a Year Semester Units of study user experience designer Design Processes Architectural Sketching and Architectural Safety Induction in the Android Google 1 1 and Methods History and Drawing the Built Communications 1 and Competency Theory 1 Environment Unit Maps team. We work with Empirical Thinking Architectural Living Cities Design in 2 researchers and engineers Technologies 1 Architecture Design Integration City Form and Light and Sound Designing with to design new products 1 Lab: Materials Development Colour 2 and features. It’s heaps Design Integration Building Algorithmic Design for 2 of fun.” Lab: Energy Technologies Architecture Innovation Architectural Design Integration Designing for City Design and Sophie Gardner 1 Technologies 3 Lab: Urban Environmental Urban Ecology Bachelor of Design Computing Quality 3 Scholarships and activities: internship with Google Property and the Design Integration Architectural 2 Built Environment Lab: Capstone Professional Practice Page 28 Page 29 ¡ Core unit Elective
ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Graduate equipped for countless careers At Sydney, you’ll develop the Why study arts and social sciences at Sydney? −− We are ranked 17th in the Do you have artistic talent? Sydney College of the Arts has been Sydney’s premier training ground skills to think rigorously, assess for contemporary visual artists for world for studies in the assumptions, develop strategies more than 40 years. Our hands-on arts and humanities.* and test ideas against evidence. degrees focus on developing −− We offer one of the most the conceptual, theoretical and You will learn from outstanding comprehensive ranges of technical skills needed to succeed scholars across more than 45 humanities and social sciences as a practising artist. subject areas of your choosing, subjects in Australia. from anthropology, digital cultures Career pathways In the arts and social sciences, we’re all and economics to languages, −− Our dual degrees with −− Anthropologist about ideas. Whether in the classroom, history and sociology. Sciences Po in France provide The strong communication and the opportunity to study at −− Archaeologist on an industry placement or overseas critical thinking skills you will gain two of the world’s leading −− Artist exchange, you will bring your intellectual at Sydney can take you around the institutions for the humanities −− Business administrator world and to any workplace. and social sciences. or manager curiosity to tackle some of the most Through our placement −− Economist complex issues and questions of the opportunities with leading Refer to the A to Z course table on pages 50 to 77 to find out about our −− Editor or publisher organisations and our exchange 21st century. programs with 250+ partner arts and social sciences degrees. −− Foreign affairs and trade officer universities, you can gain * Q S World University Rankings by −− Government policy officer international experience and build Subject, 2018 −− sydney.edu.au/courses/arts −− Heritage specialist your professional network while −− Journalist you study. Our alumni have become leaders Areas of study −− Museum or gallery curator sydney.edu.au in their fields, including five prime −− Policy adviser ministers, one Nobel laureate, −− Public relations manager one Pulitzer Prize winner and an Learn from We’re ranked 17th astronaut. What will you achieve? −− Researcher renowned experts in the world for −− Sociologist across more than studies in the arts 45 subjects. and humanities.* Sample course structure: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, with majors in cultural studies and Biology Note: Course structure is indicative only. For more information, visit sydney.edu.au/courses/arts Year Semester Units of Study 1 1 Introduction to Cultural Global America Life and Evolution Cultural Difference: An Studies Introduction 2 Screen Cultures and Introduction to Film From Molecules to Design Theory and Gender: Film to Apps Studies Ecosystems Culture “I always wanted to build a business and 2 1 Animal & Human Cultures Cultures of Food: Europe Screening Europe: After Biology Experimental to create something new. Interestingly, 1989 Design and Analysis studying philosophy gave me the tools 2 Youth and Youth Culture Science, Ethics and Writing for the Digital Botany Society World and mindset to build and manage a 3 1 Using Cultural Theory Everyday Life: Theories Genetics and Genomics Ecology business effectively. I don’t think I’d and Practices have the competence or wisdom to do 2 The Social Life of Policy Interdisciplinary Impact Developmental Genetics Biology Interdisciplinary in Cultural Studies Project what I’m doing now without my learning 4 1 Advanced Coursework/ Advanced Project Unit/ Advanced Coursework/ Advanced Coursework/ experience at the University of Sydney.” Honours Honours Elective / Honours Elective/Honours Adam Jacobs 2 Advanced Coursework/ Advanced Project Unit/ Advanced Coursework/ Advanced Coursework/ Co-Founder and Managing Director, Honours Honours Elective/Honours Elective/Honours theiconic.com.au Page 30 Page 31 Arts and Social Sciences graduate (2007) ¡ Major 1 ¡ Major 2 Elective ¡ Open Learning Environment (OLE) ¡ Advanced coursework (4000-level units and above)
BUSINESS Career pathways At the University of Sydney Business Graduate career-ready Why study business at Sydney? −− Accountant School, you'll gain the skills to succeed Meet the future demands of business with one of our −− Choose from a range of majors (see page −− Big data specialist in business or build your own start-up. degrees, developed in collaboration with our industry 58 for a full list) to gain the technical −− Business analyst You will graduate equipped to become partners. Gain advanced technical knowledge, as skills you’ll need in the workforce. −− Corporate/government well as adaptability, resilience, and strong skills in relations officer a leader and drive change with social, communication, critical thinking and leadership, that −− Gain professional experience via industry placement programs and by working with −− Customer relationship manager environmental and commercial impact. will prepare you for a global career. These skills are developed by a case-based learning our partners on real business problems. −− Digital marketing/social media specialist Your global business journey starts here. approach, where you'll work in cross-disciplinary −− Explore your career options, develop your teams and apply problem-solving skills. networks and access recruiters and employers, −− Enterprise architect Opportunities are also available to put your learning via our Careers and Employability Office, −− Entrepreneur −− sydney.edu.au/courses/business into practice by working for a leading organisation, with a dedicated service for business students. −− Financial dealer and broker industry placements available in Australia and around the world. This approach means you’ll be equipped and ready −− Human resources specialist of study to start a successful career upon graduation. sydney.edu.au −− International business consultant Study in our Ranked in ultra-modern the world’s top Refer to the A to Z course table on pages 50 to 77 −− Investment banker Areas building, equipped 20 universities for to find out about our business courses. −− Management consultant with the latest accounting and finance, −− Marketing/advertising executive technology and and top 40 in business −− Policy adviser learning spaces. and management.* −− Project manager −− Regulation and Sample course structure: Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, Professional Accounting compliance specialist program with a major in Finance Note: Course structure is indicative only. For more information, visit sydney.edu.au/courses/business −− Stock trader * QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018 Year Semester Units of study −− Tax adviser Future of Business Quantitative Business Accounting, Business Introduction to 1 Analysis and Society Project Management 1 Writing for the Accounting and Financial Psychology 1001 Economics for Business 2 Digital World Management Decision Making Leading and Influencing Financial Accounting A Business Law for Corporate Finance I “Studying at the business school gave me 1 in Business Accountants 2 the best possible foundation to secure 2 Digital Influence through Management Accounting Marketing Principles Corporate Finance II Social Media a competitive graduate position in the Financial Accounting B Australian Taxation Investments and Real Estate Finance 1 investment banking industry after System Portfolio Management 3 graduating. I wouldn’t be where I am today 2 Accounting and Auditing Accounting Information Derivative Securities Finance in Practice in Practice Systems without the experience and education Advanced coursework Advanced coursework Project unit (12 credit points), such as Research I received at the University of Sydney.” 1 elective elective Project, Community Project, Industry Project or Entrepreneurship Project Elicia McDonald 4 Project unit (12 credit points), such as Research Entrepreneurship and Hollywood: Art, Industry, Investment Associate, AirTree Ventures 2 Project, Community Project, Industry Project or Innovation Entertainment Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) 2010 Entrepreneurship Project Extracurricular activities: President of the Financial Management Association of Australia at the University of Sydney Page 32 Page 33 ¡ Major 1 ¡ Major 2 or Minor ¡ Degree core ¡ Major 2 elective Elective ¡ Open Learning Environment (OLE) ¡ Advanced coursework
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