Undergraduate Guide - The University of Sydney

Undergraduate Guide - The University of Sydney
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Undergraduate Guide - The University of Sydney

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                 change the world as
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                Join us                                                               Areas of study                                                                  How to apply                                                               Once you’re here
                Discover why our graduates are ranked                                 Explore the breadth and depth of our                                            The next steps. Find out how to apply                                      University is more than what happens in
                1st in Australia and 4th in the world for                             course offerings – spanning 400+ study                                          and begin your journey to Sydney.                                          the classroom. Find out about our support
                graduate employability.*                                              areas – including ATAR and IB scores.                                                                                                                      services and get a taste of University life.

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                Why choose Sydney?.......................................... 2        Architecture, design and planning ................ 24                           Important dates for 2021 entry ...................... 79                   Student support services ............................. 107
                The Sydney Undergraduate Experience ........ 4                        Arts and social sciences ................................. 28                   How to apply: domestic students ................ 80                        University life ................................................... 108
                A degree designed by you ................................ 6           Business ............................................................. 34       Admission pathways ......................................... 82            Glossary ............................................................. 110
                Combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies .....8                          Education and social work .............................. 38                     Aboriginal and Torres Strait
                Follow your interests. All of them................... 10              Engineering and computer science ............. 44                               Islander students .............................................. 89

                Broaden your skills..............................................12   Law ...................................................................... 52   Fees and costs: domestic students ............. 90

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Welcome to Sydney
                Tackle real-world issues.................................. 13         Medicine and health ........................................ 56                 Scholarships....................................................... 92

                Become a Dalyell Scholar ............................... 14           Music .................................................................. 64     Frequently asked questions............................ 97

                Set yourself up for a global career................. 16               Science ............................................................... 68      Accommodation................................................ 98

                2021 guide to admission criteria for                                  Bachelor of Advanced Studies........................ 75                         How to apply: international students ......... 100
                domestic students .......................................... 20       Table notes ........................................................ 76         2021 guide to admission criteria
                                                                                                                                                                      for international students ............................. 102
                                                                                                                                                                      Fees and costs: international students ...... 104

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               IMPORTANT                                       2020
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Open Day

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               EVENTS AND                                      Date to be confirmed*

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               DATES                                           Info Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Date to be confirmed*

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Welcome Week
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               15–19 February 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Lectures begin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               22 February 2021

                                                                                                                                                                      Dates are subject to change. For the latest information, please check sydney.edu.au/undergraduate-events
                * QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020                                                                                                             * Due to COVID-19 dates have not been confirmed, and alternative arrangements may be made. Check website for details.
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                                                                                                            100+                          200+                         250+
                                                                                                      majors and minors to          clubs and societies to       international partners
                                                                                                     combine your interests          enrich your student            to combine study

                                                                                                       across disciplines                experience                     and travel

                                 We aim to instil the skills, knowledge and values you               $105 million                     360,000                          400+
                                need to become a leader in a rapidly changing world.                in scholarships and prizes   alumni to connect you with a   study areas to design the
                                                                                                      offered to our students        worldwide network             right degree for you
                                  Our flexible degree structures mean you can find                          every year
                                             the right study path for you.

                                           1st                             Top 50

                           in Australia and 4th in the world       in world university rankings**

                                                                                                                                                                                            Join us
                              for graduate employability*

                * QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020
                   QS World University Rankings 2020
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THE SYDNEY                                                                                                                                       DESIGN YOUR DEGREE

                                                                                                                                             Enjoy the flexibility of designing a degree that combines all your interests, including opportunities
                                                                                                                                               to study overseas, collaborate with industry partners and undertake advanced units of study.
                                                                                                                                               Below is an indicative degree structure for combined liberal and specialist degree pathways.#

                                                                                                                                                 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

                      We recognise that the future of work will be very                                                                          Can I study overseas?
                       different. That’s why we offer flexibility across                                                                         Global opportunities                                        Open Learning Environment (OLE)

                        our undergraduate degrees, to prepare you                                                                                Semester or year-long exchanges and short-term              Boost your personal and professional development

                                                                                                                                        Year 2
                                                                                                                                                 summer and winter placements can be taken at                through these online tutorials and masterclasses,

                               for a future full of possibilities.                                                                               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
                By studying an undergraduate          Become a Dalyell Scholar and           Explore other fields of study in the
                degree with us, you’ll have the       extend your academic abilities         Open Learning Environment (OLE)
                opportunity to:                       As a Dalyell Scholar, you will have    Build diverse skill combinations                    What real-world experiences will I have?
                                                      access to a range of enrichment        and boost your personal and
                Design your own degree and            opportunities, including advanced      professional development with                       Interdisciplinary projects
                choose the right study path           units of study and tailored            our flexible OLE units. See page 12.                Enhance your knowledge through an embedded third-year project within each of your majors.
                for you                               mentoring linking you with other

                                                                                                                                        Year 3
                                                                                                                                                 You can further extend your learning and collaborate with businesses, community and government
                Gain expertise in more than one       students, staff and alumni. See        Work on real-world projects and                     organisations through elective interdisciplinary project units that address real-world issues.
                field of study and learn from         pages 14–15.                           tackle complex global challenges                    Industry partners include Adobe, Google, Deloitte, KPMG and Amnesty International.
                industry leaders by choosing from                                            Deepen your expertise and
                our range of professional, specialist, Follow your interests. All of them.   develop skills in interdisciplinary                 Semester Units of study

                liberal studies, and combined and      Combine your interests and choose     collaboration through industry,                         1     Major 1                      Major 1                   Elective                  Minor/Major 2
                double degrees.                        from more than 100 different study    community, entrepreneurship and                         2     Major 1                      Major 1                   Elective/Major 2          Minor/Major 2
                                                       areas in the shared pool of majors    research projects. See page 13.
                Enhance your learning with the         and minors. This means you can
                Bachelor of Advanced Studies           sharpen your broader skills (for      Gain international experience                       How can I enhance my degree?
                The Bachelor of Advanced Studies       example, communication, critical      Our placement and exchange
                gives you the flexibility to extend    thinking and problem-solving)         opportunities will set you up for                   Advanced coursework + project (combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies*)
                your learning with advanced            and acquire multidisciplinary         a global career as you develop
                                                                                                                                        Year 4

                                                                                                                                                 Challenge yourself through advanced units of study and experience across disciplines by completing a
                coursework and projects or the         expertise in a second field that      the capability and confidence to                    substantial community, entrepreneurship, industry or research project, or undertake an honours year.
                completion of an honours year.         sits outside your primary degree.     work across cultural boundaries,                    Semester Units of study
                See pages 8–9.                         See pages 10–11.                      in Australia and around the world.                      1
                                                                                                                                                                     Advanced coursework including a research, community, industry or entrepreneurship project
                                                                                             See pages 16–17.
                                                                                                                                                                                     or honours advanced coursework and honours project
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                                                                                                                                    #    The course structure and components will vary according to the particular degree requirements.
                                                        sydney.edu.au/ug-experience                                                 *    Refer to pages 8–9 for more information about the combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
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A DEGREE DESIGNED BY YOU                                                                            Explore our different types of undergraduate degrees

                                  Whether you’re sure of your career path or want to                                                                  Professional degrees               Specialist degrees
                                 follow your passions and discover your future career,                                                                − Follow a structured degree,      − Study a set of defined fields
                                          you can find a degree that suits you.                                                                         with set subjects you need         that develop your expertise
                                                                                                                                                        to complete to receive             in a specific area.
                                                                                                                                                        professional accreditation.      − Take electives from other faculties
                                                                                                                                                      − Gain practical experience          to broaden your learning.
                                                                                                                                                        during work placements
                                                                                                                                                        and internships, which
                                                                                                                                                        are compulsory in most
                                                                                                                                                        professional degrees.
                                                                                                                                                      − Complement your expertise with
                                                                                                                                                        interdisciplinary experiences.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Join us
                “The Dalyell Scholars program           “At the University of Sydney,          “In my third-year independent
                 has allowed me to join                  I’ve been able to engage with a        project in physiology, I built an

                 interdisciplinary research              broader range of subjects, meet        immersive anatomy lab in Virtual
                 projects from my first year. These      people with similar interests and      Reality with interactive, 3D
                 opportunities helped me find            access additional leadership and       models through the university's
                 my passions and confirmed my            advanced learning opportunities,       world-leading VR hub. The
                                                                                                                                                      Liberal studies degrees            Combined and double degrees
                 decision to major in Financial          such as specialised tutorials for      end result provides first-year
                 Mathematics and Statistics.             high-achieving students.               anatomy students with a hands‑on                      − Design your own degree by        − Build complementary skills as you
                   “Through the Leadership                  “The shared pool of majors and      platform to explore labelled,                           combining studies from a           study across two degrees from two
                 Scholarship, I’ve integrated            minors has allowed me to do a unit 3D models without the need for                              broad range of disciplines.        different faculties or schools.
                 valuable work experience as an          of study at the Conservatorium         real specimens.                                       − Extend your learning             − Double degrees require you to
                 engineer into my degree, with the       of Music, as well as subjects             “Outside the classroom,                              with real-world projects           complete two qualifications, one
                 opportunity to attend workshops         in psychology, English and             I’ve been granted endless                               and experiences.                   after the other (eg, Bachelor of
                 and gain valuable networking skills.    economics, bringing a unique           opportunities to get involved in                                                           Science and Doctor of Medicine).
                   “I have been fortunate to be able     perspective to my law degree.”         activities and events since day                                                          − Combined degrees also allow you to
                 to apply my studies in engineering                                             one. From sports to music to                                                               graduate with two degrees, but you
                                                         Nathaniel Gleeson
                 to a humanitarian context as            Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws  leadership, Sydney has something                                                           will complete them at the same time
                 well, through my units of study                                                for everyone.”                                                                             in an integrated structure (eg, Bachelor
                 and as Co-President of Engineers                                                                                                                                          of Arts and Bachelor of Laws).
                                                                                              Jett Ho
                 Without Borders at the University.                                           Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours)
                 We have explored rural schools’
                 outreach, provided computer
                 support and tutoring at the local
                 Redfern Asylum Seekers Centre,
                 and run inter-university design
                 challenges and conferences.”
                                                                                                                                         See pages 20–21 for specific
                Katrina Milliner                                                                                                         examples of these degrees.
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                Bachelor of Engineering Honours
                (Mechanical) and Bachelor of Science
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Customise your                                                                                  Acquire novel skill
                                                                                                                                 path with a flexible                                                                              combinations and
                                                                                                                                      structure                                                                                   explore other fields
                                                                                                                                   Design your own                                                                                      of study
                                                                                                                                degree by combining                                                                                Our Open Learning

                                            COMBINED BACHELOR                                                                     majors, minors and
                                                                                                                                   subjects from a
                                                                                                                                range of study areas,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Environment provides the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 opportunity to enrol in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               short and flexible units of

                                            OF ADVANCED STUDIES
                                                                                                                               allowing you to develop                                                                          study. Pursue a personal
                                                                                                                                broad skills alongside                                                                           passion or expand your
                                                                                                                                disciplinary expertise.                                                                           professional skill set.

                                                                                                                                                                             In the Bachelor of
                                                                                                                                                                             Advanced Studies,
                                                                                                                                                                              you will have the
                                                                                                                                                                              opportunity to …
                                                                                                                                Gain specialised                                                                                 Develop solutions
                                                                                                                             knowledge in two fields                                                                                to complex,
                                                                                                                               You will complete a                                                                             real-world problems
                                                                                                                              second major** from                                                                              Collaborate with our
                                                                                                                               either your primary                                                                            partner organisations
                                                                                                                             discipline or the shared                                                                            and students from
                                                                                                                                  pool of majors.                                                                               other disciplines on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               industry, community

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and research projects.

                                                                                                                                                  Consider an honours pathway                     Build your global portfolio
                                                                                                                                                  and open the door to further                        Pursue international
                        The combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies will help set you                                                                    study and research                           experiences through an
                        apart when you enter the competitive job market. Extend your                                                             Honours* provides opportunities                     overseas internship or
                                                                                                                                                     to engage in a research                       exchange program during
                       knowledge, develop specialist skills and pursue all your passions.                                                          topic, complemented by the                            your degree.
                                                                                                                                                      honours coursework.

                Through the additional year of study, you will           The Bachelor of Advanced Studies can be taken
                graduate with two degrees. Choose from two               in combination with a range of liberal studies,   “At the University of Sydney, I’ve had the opportunity to pursue
                distinct pathways:                                       professional or specialist degrees, including:     my interests across areas, and really tailor my degree.
                                                                                                                              “Through the Business School, I participated in a field school
                − Coursework: Enhance your leadership,                   − Bachelor of Applied Science                      in New York, where I was able to immerse myself into American
                  critical thinking and problem-solving skills             (Exercise and Sport Science)                     culture, meet industry representatives from Boston Consulting
                  while undertaking advanced coursework in               − Bachelor of Arts                                 Group and learn about entrepreneurship and design thinking.
                  conjunction with project-based units such as                                                                “The shared pool of majors and additional opportunities
                                                                         − Bachelor of Commerce
                  The Future of Work, Applied Psychology in the                                                             offered by the Bachelor of Advanced Studies have allowed
                  Workplace, Coaching Skills for Work and Life,          − Bachelor of Design Computing
                                                                                                                            me to combine my interest in finance with my passion in
                  and Experimental Design and Data Analysis.             − Bachelor of Economics                            Chinese, and build unique skills for my future career. In
                − Honours*: Pursue your interests through honours        − Bachelor of Music (Composition)                  such a competitive landscape, this will allow me to further
                  and open up further research opportunities.            − Bachelor of Music (Performance)                  differentiate myself from others.”

                * F
                  or honours study options outside those                − Bachelor of Science                             Harry Zeng
                  available in the Bachelor of Advanced                                                                    Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Advanced Studies
                  Studies, see sydney.edu.au/courses                     − Bachelor of Visual Arts.
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                                                                                                                           * Admission into the honours program is subject to meeting the required academic standards for honours.
                                                                                                                           ** A second major is not available in Design Computing. In Music (Composition) and Music (Performance) you will complete
                                                     sydney.edu.au/bachelor-advanced-studies                               a program in place of the first major and a major from the shared pool.
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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
                                                                                                                                                                                              − Animal Health, Disease
                                                                                                                                                                                                and Welfare
                                                                                                        − Design                                                     Management               − Animal Production
                                                                                                                                       − Indonesian Studies
                                                                                                        − Urban Studies                                            − International Business   − Biochemistry and
                   With more than 100 options to choose from, the shared                                                               − International and
                                                                                                                                                                   − Management                 Molecular Biology
                                                                                                                                         Comparative Literary
                    pool of majors and minors allows you to explore a wide                                 Arts
                                                                                                               and social               Studies                   − Marketing                − Biology
                   range of study areas that usually sit outside your degree.                                                          − International Relations                              − Cell and
                                                                                                        − American Studies                                           Education
                                                                                                                                                                              and              Developmental
                                                                                                                                       − Italian Studies
                                                                                                        − Ancient Greek                                              social work                Biology
                                                                                                                                       − Japanese Studies
                                                                                                        − Ancient History                                          − Education                − Chemistry
                                                                                                                                       − Jewish Civilisation,
                                                                                                        − Anthropology                   Thought and Culture                                  − Data Science
                                                                                                        − Arabic Language              − Korean Studies              computer science         − Ecology and
                                                                                                          and Cultures                                                                          Evolutionary Biology**
                                                                                                                                       − Latin                     − Computer Science
                The shared pool allows you to develop      The shared pool of majors and minors is      − Archaeology                                                                         − Environmental Studies
                expertise in a second field of study and   available to all students studying one of                                   − Linguistics               − Information Systems
                                                                                                        − Art History                                                                         − Financial Mathematics
                build interdisciplinary knowledge and      the following degrees:                                                      − Modern Greek Studies      − Project Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                and Statistics

                complementary skills, preparing you                                                     − Asian Studies
                                                           − Bachelor of Advanced Computing                                            − Philosophy                − Software
                for your future careers.                                                                − Biblical Studies and                                                                − Food Science

                                                           − Bachelor of Applied Science                                               − Political Economy
                   For example, enjoy studying science                                                    Classical Hebrew                                                                    − Genetics and

                                                             (Exercise and Sport Science)                                              − Politics
                while continuing your interest in art;                                                  − Chinese Studies                                            Medicine                   Genomics

                                                           − Bachelor of Arts                                                                                        
                or combine your major in marketing                                                                                     − Sanskrit*                   and health               − Geography
                                                                                                        − Criminology
                with the study of digital cultures.        − Bachelor of Commerce                                                      − Social Policy*
                                                                                                        − Cultural Studies                                         − Anatomy and              − Geology and
                                                           − Bachelor of Economics                                                     − Socio-legal Studies         Histology                  Geophysics
                                                                                                        − Digital Cultures
                                                           − Bachelor of Music                                                         − Sociology                 − Applied Medical          − History and Philosophy
                                                                                                        − Diversity Studies*
                                                           − Bachelor of Project Management                                            − Spanish and Latin           Science                    of Science
                                                                                                        − Economic Policy#
                                                           − Bachelor of Psychology (minor only)                                         American Studies          − Disability and           − Marine Science
                                                                                                        − Economics                                                  Participation
                                                           − Bachelor of Science                                                       − Studies in Religion                                  − Mathematics
                                                                                                        − Econometrics                                             − Health
                                                           − Bachelor of Visual Arts                                                   − Theatre and                                          − Medicinal Chemistry
                                                                                                        − English                        Performance Studies       − Hearing and Speech
                                                           − All combined Bachelor of                                                                                                         − Microbiology
                                                             Advanced Studies degrees.                  − Environmental,               − Visual Arts               − Immunology*              − Nutrition Science
                                                                                                          Agricultural and
                                                                                                                                       − Writing Studies*          − Immunology and           − Physics
                                                                                                          Resource Economics
                                                                                                        − European Studies                                                                    − Plant Production
                                                                                                                                          Business                 − Infectious Diseases
                                                                                                        − Film Studies                                                                        − Plant Science*
                                                                                                                                       − Accounting                − Neuroscience
                                                                                                        − Financial Economics                                                                 − Psychological Science
                                                                                                                                       − Banking**                 − Pathology*
                                                                                                        − French and                                                                          − Quantitative Life
                                                                                                                                       − Business Analytics        − Pharmacology
                                                                                                          Francophone Studies                                                                   Sciences
                                                                                                                                       − Business Information      − Physical Activity
                                                                                                        − Gender Studies                                                                      − Soil Science and
                                                                                                                                         Systems                     and Health                 Hydrology
                                                                                                        − Germanic Studies             − Business Law              − Physiology               − Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                              − Virology*
                                                                                                                                                                                              − Wildlife Conservation*
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                                                                                                       * Available as a minor only                                 − Music
                                                                                                       ** Available as a major only
                                                                                                       # Not available for Bachelor of Economics students
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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 skills.

                                                                                                                               A snapshot of our 2020 projects                               Some of our business partners in 2020
                                                                                                                               Projects are open to students who meet the eligibility        We have partnered with more than 45 leading
                                                                                                                               criteria and can be taken as a semester-long unit or          organisations in both Australia and internationally to
                                                                                                                               in intensive mode.                                            offer undergraduate students the opportunity to work
                                                                                                                                                                                             on real-world projects and engage with major industry
                                                                                                                               Accenture – Prevention is the Best Medicine                   partners. These include but are not limited to:
                                                                                                                               One in two Australians have a chronic disease.
                                                                                                                                                                                             − Accenture                      − PwC
                                                                                                                               Almost one third could be prevented by reducing
                                                                                                                               the exposure to risk factors such as smoking, high            − Adobe                          − Randstad
                                                                                                                               body mass, alcohol use, physical inactivity and high          − AGL                            − Subaru

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        oin us
                                                                                                                               blood pressure. Despite the need, only 1.5 percent            − Allianz                        − Telstra
                                                                                                                               of Australia’s total health expenditure is spent on

                                                                                                                                                                                             − ANZ Bank                       − Western Sydney
                                                                                                                               prevention. In this project, you will explore how we
                                                                                                                                                                                             − Ernst & Young                    Local Health District
                                                                                                                               can make the big shift in health spending to focus
          Professor David Reilly, Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre
                                                                                                                               on prevention, enabling consumers to change                   − Herbert Smith Freehills        − Westpac
          of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS)
                                                                                                                               their behaviours.                                             − MS Research

          Combining online learning with            Examples of OLE units on offer in   “With the help of a global mobility    KPMG – Data Security and the Future of Privacy                Our international projects offer you the opportunity to
          workshops and masterclasses, the          2020 include:                        scholarship, I completed an Open      Privacy is a fundamental human right, and yet each            work on complex problems in global markets such as
          Open Learning Environment (OLE)           − Astronomy: from Big                Learning Environment unit in          year Australia faces thousands of data breaches               China, India, Italy and the United Kingdom. Learn more
          is a collection of units that offer         Bang to Darkness                   Berlin. I spent 10 days studying      involving confidential or sensitive information. Banks,       about our projects and partners:
          you the opportunity to extend your                                             German and learning about the         retailers, government departments, social media
                                                    − Business Entrepreneurship:                                                                                                             − sydney.edu.au/students/icpu
          knowledge by exploring other fields                                            country’s history and economic        platforms and universities have all been affected.
                                                      Guerrilla Tactics
          of study and broaden your skills                                               systems, as well as exploring         In this project, students will look at the impact of
          in areas such as communication,           − Developing your Emotional          cultural experiences such as the      emerging technologies on privacy rights, or explore
          critical thinking, programming,             Intelligence                       world-famous Christmas markets!                                                                             “This unit has been a very exciting
                                                                                                                               current privacy laws and policies to ascertain if they
          STEM literacy and design thinking.        − Experience the Arab World          It was an incredibly rewarding and    are fit for purpose.                                                   experience. We were able to
              All students have access to zero      − Foundations of                     once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                      develop an idea from the beginning
          credit point OLE units and you can          Quantum Computing                                                        NSW Treasury Corp – Reimagining Social Housing
                                                                                        Caitlin Douglas                                                                                               to the pitching stage. The best
          take as many of these units as you                                            Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of   This project will reimagine the current social housing
                                                    − Health Challenges:
          want. In many degrees, including                                              Laws (Dalyell Scholars)                model through interdisciplinary research. How can we                   part was presenting our idea to the
                                                      Pain and Society
          all liberal studies courses, you will                                                                                create innovative, sustainable, ethical, financially viable            Westpac panel and networking
          also undertake for-credit OLE units       − Power and Identity
                                                                                                                               and client-focused housing models? Students could                      with them afterwards.”
          as part of your study.                      in a Global Era
                                                                                                                               explore the planning and consultation process, design
                                                    − Writing for the Digital World.                                           their own fit-for-purpose social housing infrastructure                   Emily Mo
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bachelor of International and Global Studies
                                                                                                                               or research solutions that ensure a healthy and social                    Project: Westpac – Impact of AI on banking
                                                                                                                               environment for tenants.
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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,

                    BECOME A DALYELL SCHOLAR                                                                      one of the degrees listed and have achieved an ATAR (or equivalent) of 98+.*

                                                                                                                       rchitecture, design
                                                                                                                      and planning
                                                                                                                                                                  computer science
                                                                                                                                                                                                              and health
                                                                                                                   − B Design Computing/                       − B Advanced Computing                      − B Arts/D Medicine
                                                                                                                     B Advanced Studies                        − B Advanced Computing/                     − B Arts/M Nursing
                 As a high-achieving student with an ATAR (or equivalent) of                                          Arts and social sciences
                                                                                                                                                                 B Commerce                                − B Science/D Dental Medicine
                                                                                                                                                               − B Advanced Computing/
                  98+*, our Dalyell Scholars stream will give you access to a                                      − B Arts                                      B Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                           − B Science/D Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                                           − B Science/M Nursing
                 range of enrichment opportunities that will challenge you                                         − B Arts/B Advanced Studies                 − B Advanced Computing/
                                                                                                                                                                                                           − B Science (Health)/M Nursing
                                                                                                                   − B Arts/B Advanced                           B Science (Health)
                               alongside your talented peers.                                                        Studies (International and                − B Advanced Computing/
                                                                                                                     Global Studies)                                                                          Science
                                                                                                                                                                 B Science (Medical Science)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           − B Psychology
                                                                                                                   − B Arts/B Advanced Studies                 − B Engineering (Honours)
                                                                                                                     (Languages)                                                                           − B Science
                                                                                                                                                                 (all streams)
                As a Dalyell Scholar you will engage in           In addition to completing distinctive Dalyell                                                                                            − B Science (Health)
                                                                                                                   − B Arts/B Advanced Studies                 − B Engineering Honours with
                experiences that will enhance your academic       units of study, you will have access to
                                                                                                                     (Media and Communications)                  Space Engineering                         − B Science (Medical Science)
                abilities, develop your leadership capabilities   enrichment opportunities, including:
                and expand your global network.                                                                    − B Arts/B Advanced                         − B Engineering Honours/B Arts              − B Science/B Advanced Studies
                                                                  − accelerated learning options, such
                   Named after Elsie Jean Dalyell OBE                                                                Studies (Politics and                                                                 − B Science/B Advanced Studies
                                                                    as early access to advanced units                                                          − B Engineering Honours/
                (1881‑1948), a distinguished medical graduate                                                        International Relations)                                                                (Advanced)
                                                                    of study in your chosen field and                                                            B Commerce
                of the University, the Dalyell stream gives         units outside of your discipline               − B Economics                                                                           − B Science/B Advanced Studies

                                                                                                                                                               − B Engineering Honours/
                scholars the opportunity to collaborate                                                            − B Economics/B Advanced Studies                                                          (Agriculture)
                                                                  − access to a specialised Mathematical                                                         B Science
                and network with like-minded, future

                                                                    Sciences (Science) program (optional)                                                      − B Engineering Honours/                    − B Science/B Advanced Studies
                world influencers.

                                                                                                                      Business                                                                               (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience)
                   To join the Dalyell Scholars stream, you       − tailored mentoring and professional                                                          B Science (Health)

                                                                    skills development                             − B Commerce                                                                            − B Science/B Advanced Studies
                need to achieve an ATAR (or equivalent) of                                                                                                     − B Engineering Honours/
                98+*. There are two ways you can become           − optional international experiences             − B Commerce/B Advanced Studies               B Science (Medical Science)                 (Food and Agribusiness)
                a Dalyell Scholar:                                  to develop your global perspective,                                                                                                    − B Science/B Advanced
                                                                    with access to a $2000 global                     Education and social work                   Law                                        Studies (Health)
                − Apply for one of the degrees listed on page
                  15 (courses by invitation) and if eligible, you   mobility scholarship.                          − B Education (Secondary:                   − B Arts/B Laws                             − B Science/B Advanced Studies
                  will be invited to become a Dalyell Scholar                                                        Humanities and Social                                                                   (Medical Science)
                                                                                                                                                               − B Commerce/B Laws
                                                                  − sydney.edu.au/dalyell-scholars                   Sciences)/B Arts
                − Apply to a Dalyell-specific course,                                                                                                          − B Economics/B Laws                        − B Science/B Advanced Studies
                  where if eligible for an offer, you will                                                         − B Education (Secondary:                                                                 (Taronga Wildlife Conservation)
                                                                                                                     Mathematics)/B Science                    − B Science/B Laws
                  automatically join the Dalyell stream.                                                                                                                                                   − B Science/M Mathematical
                                                                                                                   − B Education (Secondary:                                                                 Sciences
                                                                                                                     Science)/B Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                           − B Science/M Nutrition
                                                                                                                   − B Arts/B Social Work                                                                    and Dietetics

                                                                                                                  Courses available to Dalyell Scholars by UAC preference
                                          “The accelerated coursework and unique Dalyell
                                                                                                                  To study as a Dalyell Scholar in the following courses, you will need to apply via UAC preference or by direct
                                           units provide the sort of challenges I am looking
                                                                                                                  application to the University for non-UAC applicants.
                                           for while allowing me to interact with other
                                           inspiring students in the program. I’ve always
                                           liked extending the limits I set myself, and the                       − B Arts/B Advanced              − B Commerce/                     − B Engineering Honours          − B Science/B Advanced
                                           Dalyell Scholars stream offers the perfect path                          Studies (Dalyell                 B Advanced Studies                (Dalyell Scholars)               Studies (Dalyell
                                           for me to do this.”                                                      Scholars)                        (Dalyell Scholars)                                                 Scholars including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mathematical Sciences)
                                           Charlotte Trent
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                                           Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Advanced                          B = Bachelor of, M = Master of, D = Doctor of
                                           Studies (Dalyell Scholars)                                             * 90+ for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students admitted through the Gadigal Program
                                                                                                                     95+ for students admitted through the Early Offer Year 12 Scheme (E12)
                                                                                                                     95+ for students admitted through the Future Leaders Scheme and Broadway Scheme (excluding double degree medicine and dentistry)
“Stop thinking, and just go. Overseas exchange provides so many
                                                                                                                                                                      opportunities. You’ll experience living and operating independently,
                                                                                                                                                                      and meet new people from all over the world. These experiences
                                                                                                                                                                      truly help you grow as a person and develop an understanding of who

                                      SET YOURSELF UP FOR
                                                                                                                                                                      you are in the world, and who you want to be. Exchange has been the
                                                                                                                                                                      most surreal, exhilarating, and fulfilling experience of my life.”

                                                                                                                                                                     Kevin Huang

                                        A GLOBAL CAREER
                                                                                                                                                                     Waseda University Summer Session

                                                                                                                                                                     “Definitely do it! Making the decision to
                                                                                                                                                                      study overseas is one of those life-changing
                                                                                                                                                                      moments you won’t ever forget. It’s quite
                                                                                                                                                                      nerve-wracking to leave the comforts of
                                                                                                                                                                      home – but take the plunge and go be the
                                                                                                                                                                      person you know you want to be!”

                                     We have the largest student                                                                                                      Rifka Samsudeen
                                                                                                                                                                      Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

                                    mobility program in Australia.*

                                   We’ve partnered with over 250
                                   universities in more than 40
                                    countries to give you access
                                                                                                                                            124partners in
                                                                                                                                                                             partners in North
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       partners in the
                                                                                                                                                 Europe                          America                             Asia-Pacific region

                                    to global opportunities that

                                                                                                                                               35                                     7                                      3

                                     will broaden your horizons.

                                                                                                                                           partners in the                      partners in                             partners in
                                                                                                                                           United Kingdom                     Latin and South                         the Middle East

                Our global opportunities will bring    Develop a global perspective.         − intensive in-country Open             − global professional placements,    We offer financial support for your   Our study abroad and
                a new perspective to your academic     Opportunities include:                  Learning Environment units              such as the University of Sydney   overseas experiences through          exchange programs
                experience and enable you to           − 130 partner universities              where you study language                Business School’s Industry         travel scholarships and grants.       − sydney.edu.au/sydney-abroad
                develop the confidence and cultural      that are ranked in the                and culture at a partner                Placement Program, providing       There are also government-funded
                competence for a global career.          top 200 worldwide**                   university across the globe             you with the opportunity to        OS-HELP loans.                        Our exchange scholarships
                   The University of Sydney aims                                                                                       work and study in the United          Make the most of your time
                                                       − short-term (2–6 weeks), semester − short-term summer programs                                                                                          − sydney.edu.au/
                to have 50 percent of our students                                           at prestigious universities               States, China, France or Chile     abroad via the Global Citizenship
                                                         and year-long program options                                                                                                                            scholarships/exchange
                undertake an international                                                   like Harvard, Yale and the                during semester breaks.            Award – an extracurricular,
                experience as part of their studies,   − overseas field schools such                                                                                      internationally focused leadership
                                                                                             London School of Economics                                                                                         The Global Citizenship Award
                with scholarship funding being           as the Sydney Southeast Asia                                                                                     development program. Visit our
                made available for at least half         Centre’s multidisciplinary                                                                                       website to learn more.                − sydney.edu.au/
                of these students.                       schools, where you               * Australian Universities International
                                                         can tackle real-world               Directors’ Forum Learning Abroad
                                                                                             Benchmarking 2018 (in 2019)                                                                                        Note: Partner university figures are
                                                         problems in Cambodia,                                                                                                                                  indicative only. For the most up-to-date
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                                                                                             Times Higher Education World
                                                         Indonesia, Laos, Singapore,         University Rankings 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                                                list of partner universities, visit
                                                         Timor‑Leste and Vietnam
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in years

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     in years
                                         2021 GUIDE TO ADMISSION CRITERIA                                                                                                Course name

                                                                                                                                                                         l B Engineering Honours (Aeronautical)               92/35         4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Course name

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     l B Oral Health

                                              FOR DOMESTIC STUDENTS
                                                                                                                                                                         l B Engineering Honours (Biomedical)                 92/35         4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     l B Pharmacy                                         90/34         4
                                                                                                                                                                         l B Engineering Honours                             92/35         4
                                                                                                                                                                            (Chemical and Biomolecular)                                              l B Pharmacy and Management                          90/34         5

                                                                                                                                                                         l B Engineering Honours (Civil)                      92/35         4        ul B Science/D Dental Medicine                                     7
                Below is a guide to the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) and International                                                                      l B Engineering Honours (Electrical)                 92/35         4                                                              43)*
                Baccalaureate (IB) scores for admission in 2021. For most courses, the scores are                                      Separate scores
                                                                                                                                                                         l B Engineering Honours (Flexible First Year)        92/35         4        ul B Science/D Medicine                                            7
                guaranteed, subject to meeting other applicable admission criteria. Scores marked                                       apply for our                                                                                                                                                    (99.95/
                with an asterisk* are not guaranteed and are an indicative score for what you will                                   admission pathways.                 l B Engineering Honours (Mechanical)                 92/35         4                                                              45)*

                need for admission in 2021. All published scores are correct at the time of print                                      Visit page 82 for                 l B Engineering Honours (Mechatronic)                92/35         4        ul B Science/M Nursing                              80/29         4
                and subject to change. For the most up-to-date information on ATARs, visit                                                  details.                     l B Engineering Honours (Software)                   92/35         4        ul B Science (Health)/M Nursing                      80/29         4
                − sydney.edu.au/sydney-atar
                                                                                                                                                                         l B Engineering Honours with Space Engineering      99/42         4        Music
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                                                                                                                                                                         lu B Engineering Honours/B Arts                      92/35         5



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     n B Music ф                                                        4

                                                                                    in years

                                                                                                                                                              in years
                                                                                                                                                                         lu B Engineering Honours/B Commerce                  96/38         5
                 Course name                                                                   Course name                                                               ln B Engineering Honours (Civil)/B Design           95/37         5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     n B Music (Composition) ф                                          4
                                                                                                                                                                             in Architecture
                 Architecture, design and planning                                             u Diploma of Social Sciences                          na          1
                 Page 24                                                                                                                                                 l B Engineering Honours/B Project Management         92/35         5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    n B Music/B Advanced Studies (Composition)                          5
                                                                                               Business                                                                                                                                                                                                  (70/25)*
                 n B Architecture and Environments                       85/31         3                                                                                 lu B Engineering Honours/B Science                   92/35         5
                                                                                               Page 34
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     l B Music (Music Education)                                        4
                 n B Design Computing                                    80/29         3                                                                                 lu B Engineering Honours/B Science (Health)          92/35         5
                                                                                               u B Commerce                                        96/38         3                                                                                                                                       (70/25)*

                 n B Design Computing/B Advanced Studies                 80/29         4                                                                                 lu B Engineering Honours/B Science                  92/35         5
                                                                                               u B Commerce/B Advanced Studies                     96/38         4                                                                                   n B Music (Performance) ф                                          4
                                                                                                                                                                             (Medical Science)
                 n B Design in Architecture                              95/37         3       u B Commerce/B Advanced Studies                    98/40         4

                                                                                                                                                                         l B Project Management                               86/31         3
                                                                                                  (Dalyell Scholars)                                                                                                                                n B Music/B Advanced Studies (Performance)                          5
                 l B Design in Architecture (Honours)/                  97/39         5                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (70/25)*
                    M Architecture                                                             Education and social work                                                 Law

                                                                                                                                                                         Page 52                                                                     Science
                                                                                               Page 38
                 Arts and social sciences                                                                                                                                                                                                            Page 68

                 Page 28                                                                                                                                                 ul B Arts/B Laws                                   99.5/43        5
                                                                                               l B Education (Early Childhood)                     77/28         4
                                                                                                                                                                         ul B Commerce/B Laws                                99.5/43        5        u B Liberal Arts and Science                         70/25         3
                 u B Arts                                                80/29         3       l B Education (Health and Physical Education)                     4
                                                                                                                                                   (80/29)                                                                                           l B Psychology                                      (95/37)*       4
                 u B Arts/B Advanced Studies                             80/29         4                                                                                 nl B Economics/B Laws                               99.5/43        5
                                                                                               l B Education (Primary)                                           4                                                                                   u B Science                                          80/29         3
                 u B Arts/B Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars)          98/40         4                                                                                 l B Engineering Honours/B Laws                     99.5/43        6
                                                                                                                                                                         ul B Science/B Laws                                 99.5/43        5        u B Science (Health)                                 80/29         3
                 u B Arts/B Advanced Studies                            92/35         4       lu B Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social                 5
                    (International and Global Studies)                                            Sciences)/B Arts                                 (80/29)                                                                                           u B Science (Medical Science)                        90/34         3
                                                                                                                                                                         Medicine and health
                 u B Arts/B Advanced Studies (Languages)                 95/37         4       lu B Education (Secondary: Mathematics)/                         5       Page 56                                                                     u B Science/B Advanced Studies                       80/29         4
                                                                                                  B Science                                        (80/29)
                 u B Arts/B Advanced Studies                            95/37         4                                                                                 l B Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography)        (95/37)*       4        u B Science/B Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars    98/40         4
                    (Media and Communications)                                                 lu B Education (Secondary: Science)/B Science                    5                                                                                     including Mathematical Sciences)
                                                                                                                                                   (80/29)               l B Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)    (82/30)*       3
                 u B Arts/B Advanced Studies                            95/37         4                                                                                                                                                             u B Science/B Advanced Studies (Advanced)            95/37         4
                    (Politics and International Relations)                                     l B Social Work                                     80/29         4       l B Applied Science/B Advanced Studies (Exercise   (82/30)*       4
                                                                                                                                                                            and Sport Science)                                                       u B Science/B Advanced Studies (Agriculture)         75/27         4
                 u B Arts (Sciences Po Dual Degree)                                  2+2       ul B Arts/B Social Work                            80/29         5
                                                                        (80/29)*                                                                                         l B Applied Science (Exercise Physiology)           (90/34)*       4        u B Science/B Advanced Studies                      80/29         4
                                                                                               Engineering and computer science                                                                                                                        (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience)
                 n B Economics                                           91/34         3                                                                                 l B Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)          (92/35)*       4
                                                                                               Page 44
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     u B Science/B Advanced Studies                      80/29         4
                 n B Economics/B Advanced Studies                        91/34         4                                                                                 l B Applied Science (Physiotherapy)                 (99/42)*       4          (Food and Agribusiness)
                                                                                               l B Advanced Computing                              90/34         4
                 n B Economics (Sciences Po Dual Degree)                             2+2                                                                                 l B Applied Science (Speech Pathology)              (93/36)*       4        u B Science/B Advanced Studies (Health)             80/29         4
                                                                                               lu B Advanced Computing/B Commerce                  96/38         5
                                                                                                                                                                         ul B Arts/D Medicine                                               7        u B Science/B Advanced Studies (Medical Science)    90/34         4
                                                                                               lu B Advanced Computing/B Science                   90/34         5                                                           (99.95/
                 n B Visual Arts ф                                                     3
                                                                        (70/25)*                                                                                                                                               45)*
                                                                                               lu B Advanced Computing/B Science (Health)          90/34         5                                                                                   u B Science/B Advanced Studies                      85/31         4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (Taronga Wildlife Conservation)
                n B Visual Arts/B Advanced Studies                                     4                                                                                 ul B Arts/M Nursing                                  80/29         4
                                                                                               lu B Advanced Computing/B Science                  90/34         5
                                                                        (70/25)*                                                                                                                                                                    u B Science/M Mathematical Sciences                   98/40        4.5
                                                                                                   (Medical Science)                                                     l B Nursing (Advanced Studies)                       84/31         3
                 u Diploma of Arts                                         na          1                                                                                                                                                            ul B Science/M Nutrition and Dietetics              (97/39)*       5
                                                                                               l B Engineering Honours (Dalyell Scholars)          98/40         4
                 u Diploma of Language Studies                             na          1                                                                                                                                                             l B Veterinary Biology/D Veterinary Medicine                      6
                                                                                                                                                                         B = Bachelor of, M = Master of, D = Doctor of                                                                                   (97/39)*
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                                                                                                                                                                         * ATAR/IB scores with an asterisk are
                You can identify courses by the degree type: l Professional degree n Specialist degree u Liberal studies degree                                          indicative only and not guaranteed in 2021.
                  Admission is based on a combination of ATAR, or equivalent, plus additional admission criteria. Visit sydney.edu.au/courses                            ф, na, see ‘Table notes’ on page 76.
                “At Sydney we are                                                       0
                 given the opportunity                                                  2
                 to make change. I have
                 the creative capacity
                 and the critical
                 thinking skills that       AREAS
                 will give me a real shot   OF

                 at making my mark

                 on the world.”

                Megan Fitzgerald
                Bachelor of Arts and
                Bachelor of Laws
                                              University study isn’t simply about gaining
                                              credentials – it’s about investing your time
                                              to discover what you really like doing.

                                              Start by thinking about which subjects
                                              interest you, as well as how you like
                                              to learn and what you want from your
                                              university experience.
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ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND PLANNING                                                          Graduate ready for a global career
                                                                                                                        We strive for intellectual excellence,
                                                                                                                        creative development and critical thinking.
                                                                                                                        As a student, you will refine and bring to
                                                                                                                        life your designs in specialist facilities and
                                                                                                                        experience 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC
                                                                                                                        routers, wood-turning, model-making and
                Invent with intent. When you study                           In an                                      design workshops.
                                                                         increasingly                                       You’ll have the opportunity to expand your
                at Sydney, you’ll combine creative                    interlinked world                                 architectural and design education outside
                flair with finely tuned technical skills            of design and digital                               the classroom with global experience through
                                                                   culture, it’s a fantastic                            placements and industry internships, and by
                to shape the spaces, services and                    time for a creative                                engaging with our partners across the built
                experiences – both physical and digital                     career.                                     environment and interactive design industries.
                                                                                                                            There will be many opportunities to
                – in which we live, work and play.                                    We’re ranked 1st
                                                                                                                        connect with industry professionals, and
                                                                                      in Australia and
                                                                                                                        pursue future work opportunities through
                                                                                    15th in the world for
                                                                                                                        invited guest lectures, dedicated careers
                − sydney.edu.au/courses/architecture                                 architecture/built                                                                                    Why study architecture, design
                                                                                                                        nights, access to an exclusive jobs mailing
                                                                                                                        list and our annual graduate exhibition.                           and planning here?
                                                                                                                            We are continually refreshing our                              − We’re ranked 1st in Australia and
                                                                                                                        curriculum with the latest advances,                                 15th in the world for architecture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of study
                                                                                                                        focusing on design thinking through our

                                                                                                                                                                                             and the built environment.*
                                                                                           * Q
                                                                                             S World University
                                                                                                                        major in Design, or fostering collaboration
                                                                                             Rankings by Subject 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                           − We have some of the best equipped
                                                                                                                        between students of design, science and
                                                                                                                                                                                             fabrication laboratories in Australia,

                                                                                                                        engineering in our Biological Design major.
                                                                                                                                                                                             providing a hub for research, innovation

                                                                                                                            By studying with us, you will develop
                                                                                                                                                                                             and advanced fabrication.
                                                                                                                        big‑picture thinking and work towards
                                                                                                                        answering global challenges. You’ll graduate                       − Our Bachelor of Design Computing is
                                                                                                                        ready for a career that is creatively driven                         one of the first courses of its kind in the
                                                                                                                        and technically challenging.                                         world, combining creativity and code.

                                                                                                                        Sample course structure: Bachelor of Design in Architecture
                                                                                                                            Year   Semester       Units of study
                                                                                                                                                  Architectural      Architecture Studio     Safety Induction and Architectural Sketching
                                                                                                                              1                   History/Theory 1   1A                      Competency Unit** and Drawing
                                                                                                                                                  Architectural      Architecture Studio     Elective
                                                                                                                                                  Technologies 1     1B
                                                                                                                                                  Architectural      Architecture Studio     Elective
                                                                                                                              2                   Technologies 2     2A
                                                                                                                                                  Art Processes      Architecture Studio     Elective
                                                       “I was encouraged to apply for an internship
                                                                                                                                                  Architectural      Architecture Studio     Elective
                                                        at Google and I’m now a user experience                                         1
                                                                                                                                                  History/Theory 3   3A
                                                        designer in the Android Google Maps team.                                                 Architectural      Architecture Studio     Elective
                                                                                                                                        2         Professional       3B
                                                        We work with researchers and engineers                                                    Practice^
                                                        to design new products and features.
                                                        It’s heaps of fun.”                                             ¡     Degree core     ¡    Elective
                                                                                                                        Note: Course structure is indicative only. Progression based on Semester 1 enrolment.
                                                                                                                        ** Zero credit point unit (safety unit for workshop access)
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                                                        Sophie Gardner
                                                                                                                        ^    Prerequisite unit for entry into Master of Architecture
                                                        Bachelor of Design Computing
                                                        Scholarships and activities: internship with Google
Architecture, design and planning courses

                B Architecture and Environments
                ATAR: 85                              Course description                    Programs, majors and minors           Career possibilities
                IB: 31                                This degree provides a broad          Core areas of study include           Architect (with additional
                Entry: Feb                            overview of the built environment     architectural and environmental       study), property and real estate,
                Duration (full time): 3 years         through studies in design and         design, architectural history and     construction, project manager,
                Assumed knowledge: English            architecture, urban planning,         theory, architectural sciences        urban designer, urban planner.
                Advanced and Mathematics              sustainability, heritage, building    and technologies, property
                Advanced                              systems and construction and          and sustainability, urban design
                                                      facilities management.                and planning. The University of
                                                                                            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                              with us. As a graduate, your skills   Programs, majors and minors           Studies, you will also take a major
                IB: 29                                in design thinking coupled with       Core areas of study include app       from the shared pool.
                Entry: Feb/Aug                        technical skills, including coding,   design, creative technology,
                Duration (full time): 3 years         will make you highly sought           design thinking, graphic design,      Career possibilities
                (single)/4 years (combined)           after by a range of employers.        information architecture, physical    Interaction designer, UX designer,
                Assumed knowledge:                    In the combined B Design              computing, sound design, user         creative director, business
                Mathematics Advanced                  Computing/B Advanced Studies,         experience (UX) and user-centred      development, marketing
                                                      you will combine studies from a       design. The four design studios       consultant, communications
                                                      range of disciplines in the shared    focus on user experience design,      adviser, project manager, design
                                                      pool, have access to the Open         interaction design, information       manager, web and multimedia
                Course description                    Learning Environment, undertake       visualisation, and interactive        designer, multimedia strategist,
                From websites and mobile apps         advanced coursework, and get          product design. Related units         creative technologist.
                to Internet‑of‑Things products        involved in cross‑disciplinary        may be taken from arts and social
                and immersive environments,           community, professional, research     sciences, business, engineering,
                you will be at the leading edge       or entrepreneurial project work,      information technology, music
                of today’s user experience (UX)       or complete an honours project.       and visual arts. In the combined

                                                                                                                                                                              of study

                design world when you study                                                 B Design Computing/B Advanced

                B Design in Architecture

                ATAR: 95

                                                      Course description                    Programs, majors and minors           Career possibilities
                IB: 37                                This degree introduces you to         Core areas of study include           Architect (with additional study),
                Entry: Feb                            the rewarding profession of           architectural design, architectural   architectural technologist,
                Duration (full time): 3 years         architecture and is your first        history and theory, architectural     interior and spatial designer,
                Assumed knowledge: English            step to becoming a registered         technologies, architecture            urban designer, project manager,
                Advanced and Mathematics              architect. In this degree, you        workshops, environment and            property developer.
                Advanced                              will learn to design for the          sustainability, professional
                                                      built environment through             practice and architectural            Combine this degree with
                                                      a studio‑based program that           communications. You can take          B Engineering Honours (Civil)
                                                      involves working on real-world        electives from the University of
                                                      projects in and around Sydney.        Sydney School of Architecture,
                                                                                            Design and Planning as well as
                                                                                            from other faculties and schools.

                B Design in Architecture (Honours)/M Architecture

                ATAR: 97                              Course description                    Programs, majors and minors           Career possibilities
                IB: 39                                If you are passionate about           Core areas of study include           Architect, design manager,
                Entry: Feb                            learning and aspire to be a           architectural design, history and     academic.
                Duration (full time): 5 years         groundbreaking thinker in the         theory, technologies, architecture
                Assumed knowledge: English            practice of architecture, this        workshops, environment and
                Advanced and Mathematics              five-year double degree is a fast     sustainability, professional
                Advanced                              track to achieving your goals. It     practice and architectural
                                                      combines the undergraduate            communications. You can take
                                                      B Design in Architecture with         electives from the University of
                                                      the postgraduate M Architecture.      Sydney School of Architecture,
                                                      You will also attain undergraduate    Design and Planning as well as
                                                      honours, which otherwise              from other faculties and schools.
                                                      requires an additional full
                                                      year of study.

                                   Dalyell Scholars                   Assumed knowledge                  ∆
                                                                                                          Mathematics                       For important
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                                   courses                            and prerequisites                  prerequisite                       information
                                   see page 14-15                     see page 76                        see page 76                        see page 76
ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES                                           Graduate equipped for
                                                                                                               countless careers
                                                                                                               At Sydney, you’ll develop the
                                                                                                                                                               Why study arts and social
                                                                                                                                                               sciences here?
                                                                                                                                                               − We are ranked 3rd in
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Do you have artistic talent?
                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Sydney College of the Arts
                                                                                                                                                                                                               has been Sydney’s premier
                                                                                                               skills to think rigorously, assess                                                              training ground for contemporary
                                                                                                                                                                 Australia for studies in
                                                                                                               assumptions, develop strategies and                                                             visual artists for almost 50 years.
                                                                                                                                                                 the arts and humanities.*
                                                                                                               test ideas against evidence. You will                                                           Our hands-on degrees focus
                                                                                                                                                               − We offer one of the most                      on developing the conceptual,
                                                                                                               learn from outstanding scholars
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                                                                                                               Sample course structure: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies, with majors in Criminology
                                                                                                               and History, advanced coursework in Social and Political Sciences and a minor in Digital Cultures
                                                                                                                Year      Semester    Units of study
                                                                                                                               1      Criminology major                   Degree core unit                    Digital Cultures minor   History major
                                                           “I always wanted to build a business                    1
                                                                                                                               2      Criminology major                   Elective unit                       Digital Cultures minor   History major
                                                            and to create something new. Studying                              1      Criminology major                   OLE units                           Digital Cultures minor   History major
                                                            philosophy gave me the tools and mindset               2
                                                                                                                               2      Criminology major                   OLE units                           Elective unit            History major
                                                            to build and manage a business effectively.                        1      Criminology major                   Criminology major                   Digital Cultures minor   History major
                                                            I don’t think I’d have the competence or                           2      Criminology major                   Criminology major                   Digital Cultures minor   History major

                                                            wisdom to do what I’m doing now without                            1
                                                                                                                                      Social and Political Sciences       Social and Political Sciences       Digital Cultures minor   History major
                                                                                                                                      advanced coursework                 advanced project
                                                            my learning experience at the University               4
                                                                                                                                      Social and Political Sciences       Social and Political Sciences       Elective unit            History major
                                                            of Sydney.”                                                               advanced coursework                 advanced project

                                                            Adam Jacobs
                                                            Co-Founder and Managing Director,
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                                                                                                               ¡       Degree core   ¡   Major 1       ¡   Major 2    ¡      Minor        ¡   Elective    ¡   Open Learning Environment (OLE)
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                                                            Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce (2007)   Note: Course structure is indicative only.
Dalyell Scholars                   Assumed knowledge                    ∆
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mathematics                       For important
                                                                                                                                                                                            courses                            and prerequisites                    prerequisite                       information
                          Arts and social sciences courses                                                                                                                                  see page 14-15                     see page 76                          see page 76                        see page 76

                B Arts                                                                                                                                                   B Arts/B Advanced Studies (Languages)
                B Arts/B Advanced Studies
                                                                                                                                                                         ATAR: 95                              develop high-level intercultural       in analysing cross-lingual and         languages and translation and
                ATAR: 80                               majors and minors in the shared      Art History; Asian Studies;           Career possibilities                   IB: 37                                competency and communication           cross‑cultural issues, and gain a      complete multilingual projects,
                IB: 29                                 pool. You will also have access to   Biblical Studies and Classical        Anthropologist, archaeologist,         Entry: Feb/Aug                        skills. As part of this degree,        toolkit for practical translation in   or an honours option.
                Entry: Feb/Aug                         the Open Learning Environment        Hebrew; Chinese Studies;              archivist, art historian, business     Duration (full time): 4 years         you will attain foundational           multilingual contexts.
                Duration (full time): 3 years          to broaden your skills and           Criminology; Cultural Studies;        administrator or manager,              Dalyell by invitation                 knowledge in translation theory                                               Career possibilities
                (single)/4 years (combined)            explore other areas of study. No     Digital Cultures; Diversity Studies   historian, heritage specialist,                                              and gain real-world experience         Programs, majors and minors            Language localisation specialist,
                                                                                                                                                                         Assumed knowledge: Refer to
                Dalyell by invitation                  two arts degrees are quite the       (minor only); Econometrics;           foreign affairs and trade officer,                                           through practical translation          This stream requires completion        public relations officer, public
                                                                                                                                                                         B Arts/B Advanced Studies
                                                       same. In the combined B Arts/B       Economics; Economic                   government policy officer,                                                   projects. You will engage in           of a program in Languages. You         policy officer, foreign affairs
                Assumed knowledge: Depends on
                                                       Advanced Studies, in the fourth      Policy; Education; English;           information specialist, journalist,                                          the study of different cultures        will complete two language             and trade officer, researcher,
                the major or subjects selected
                                                       year you will undertake advanced     Environmental, Agricultural and       museum or gallery curator,                                                   and have the opportunity to            majors, translation-focused            translator. This degree equips
                                                       coursework and a substantial         Resource Economics; European          language specialist, media and         Course description                    undertake exchange semesters           units, and have the opportunity        you with the breadth and depth
                                                       real-world industry, community,      Studies; Film Studies; French         communications officer, editor or      This degree is NAATI-endorsed         and short-term study programs          to complete electives from the         of knowledge and the critical
                Course description                     entrepreneurship or research         and Francophone Studies;              publisher, researcher, sociologist.    and will provide you with the         with our international partners.       shared pool. You’ll also have          and analytical skills to pursue an
                Whether you want to learn a new        project, or an honours project.      Gender Studies; Germanic              This degree equips you with the        opportunity to combine your           You will work with a team              access to the Open Learning            extensive range of established and
                language or study a new culture,       As you develop a personal            Studies; Hebrew (Modern);             breadth and depth of knowledge         passion for the study of languages    of leading academics and               Environment. In the fourth year        emerging careers. It prepares you
                explore great books, ideas or          portfolio of expertise and           History; Indigenous Studies;          and the critical and analytical        and cultures with practical skills    researchers of multilingualism,        of the degree, you will undertake      for the jobs of the future.
                minds, discover the past, analyse      high-level skills, you broaden       Indonesian Studies; International     skills to pursue an extensive range    in multilingual translation and to    graduate with advanced skills          advanced coursework units in
                the present or consider the shape      your opportunities and prepare       Comparative Literary Studies;         of established and emerging
                of the world’s future, the B Arts      yourself for future success.         International Relations; Italian      careers. It prepares you for the
                will expand your horizons and                                               Studies; Japanese Studies; Jewish     jobs of the future.                    B Arts/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communi­cations)
                challenge you to think outside the     Programs, majors and minors          Civilisation, Thought and Culture;
                box. It will prepare you to meet       In the B Arts, you will choose one   Korean Studies; Latin; Linguistics;                                          ATAR: 95                              in media writing, radio, video         Programs, majors and minors            Career possibilities
                the challenges of the modern           major from the options below.        Modern Greek Studies; Music;          Combine B Arts with                    IB: 37                                and digital media production,          This stream requires completion        Corporate communications
                workforce, where expertise,            A second major or minor from         Philosophy; Political Economy;        B Education (Secondary:                Entry: Feb                            and media relations as well as a       of a program in Media and              officer, information officer,
                inventiveness, logic and critical      the shared pool is optional. In      Politics; Sanskrit (minor only);      Humanities and Social Sciences),                                             scholarly and critical education       Communications, including a major      journalist (print, online,
                                                                                                                                                                         Duration (full time): 4 years
                thinking come to the fore. You will    the B Arts/B Advanced Studies,       Social Policy (minor only);           B Engineering Honours, B Laws,                                               in media and communications            in Media Studies. A second major       radio, television), market or
                receive an outstanding liberal arts    you will choose one major            Socio‑legal Studies; Sociology;       B Social Work, D Medicine,             Dalyell by invitation
                                                                                                                                                                                                               theory and practice. As part of        must be taken from those available     media researcher, producer,
                education, with a broad choice of      and a second major from the          Spanish and Latin American            M Nursing                              Assumed knowledge: Refer to
                                                                                                                                                                                                               this degree, you will undertake a      in the B Arts or from the shared       public relations officer, public
                more than 45 subject areas in the      shared pool: American Studies;       Studies; Studies in Religion;                                                B Arts/B Advanced Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                               compulsory internship that gives       pool. You’ll also have access to       policy officer.
                humanities and social sciences,        Ancient Greek; Ancient History;      Theatre and Performance Studies;                                                                                   you hands-on experience and a          the Open Learning Environment.
                and other disciplines across the       Anthropology; Arabic Language        Visual Arts; Writing Studies                                                                                       valuable network. Internships are      In the fourth year of the degree
                University from the more than 100      and Cultures; Archaeology;           (minor only).                                                                Course description                    available in many areas, including     you will undertake advanced
                                                                                                                                                                         This degree will provide you          national and international             coursework and a substantial

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Areas of study
                                                                                                                                                                         with a broad array of skills          journalism, public relations and       real-world industry, community,

                B Arts/B Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars)                                                                                                             tailored to meet the needs of         advertising agencies, national         entrepreneurship or research
                                                                                                                                                                         the fast-changing media and           television and radio, and major        project, or an honours project.
                ATAR: 98                               the modern workforce, where          real-world industry, community,       Career possibilities                   communications landscape. You         print and online media.
                IB: 40                                 expertise, inventiveness, logic      entrepreneurship or research          Anthropologist, archaeologist,         will gain real-world experience
                Entry: Feb/Aug                         and critical thinking come to        project, or an honours project.       business administrator or

                Duration (full time): 4 years          the fore. Your studies will be                                             manager, economist, editor or
                                                       complemented by distinctive          Programs, majors and minors           publisher, foreign affairs and trade   B Arts/B Advanced Studies (Politics and International Relations)
                Dalyell by application
                                                       Dalyell units and a suite of         Refer to B Arts/B Advanced            officer, government policy officer,
                Assumed knowledge: Depends on                                                                                                                            ATAR: 95
                                                       enrichment opportunities,            Studies for degree requirements.      historian, language specialist,                                              the world-shaping political forces     Programs, majors and minors            Career possibilities
                the major or subjects selected                                                                                                                           IB: 37
                                                       including access to advanced         As a Dalyell Scholar, you will        journalist, museum or gallery                                                that extend far beyond national        This stream requires completion        Current affairs journalist,
                                                       units of study, tailored mentoring   undertake 12 credit points            curator, public relations manager.     Entry: Feb/Aug                        boundaries and impact our lives        of a program, including a major        government and public service
                                                       and a global mobility experience.    of distinctive Dalyell units          This degree equips you with the        Duration (full time): 4 years         in unexpected ways. At the core        in Politics and International          administrator, non-government
                Course description                     You’ll also have access to the       complemented by additional            breadth and depth of knowledge         Dalyell by invitation                 of the degree are specialist units     Relations. A second major must         or private sector administrator,
                As a Dalyell Scholar in the            Open Learning Environment and        enrichment opportunities,             and the critical and analytical                                              dealing with contemporary real         be taken from those available          policy researcher and consultant,
                                                                                                                                                                         Assumed knowledge: Refer to
                B Arts/B Advanced Studies, you         the shared pool of more than 100     including mentoring, professional     skills to pursue an extensive range                                          world problem-solving, both in         in the B Arts or from the shared       political adviser, think tank
                                                                                                                                                                         B Arts/B Advanced Studies
                will gain an outstanding liberal       majors and minors. In the final      skill development and the option      of established and emerging                                                  teams and individually. You will       pool. You’ll also have access to       participant. The degree will
                arts education that prepares           year, you will undertake advanced    for a global mobility experience.     careers. It prepares you for                                                 graduate with a major in Politics      the Open Learning Environment.         equip you to pursue a wide range
                you to meet the challenges of          coursework and a substantial                                               the jobs of the future.                                                      and International Relations,           In the fourth year of the degree       of careers where knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                         Course description                    and work with a team of leading        you will undertake advanced            of the interactions between
                                                                                                                                                                         This degree covers all aspects of     academics and researchers to           coursework and a substantial           international and domestic
                B Arts/B Advanced Studies (International and Global Studies)                                                                                             political, cultural and economic      identify and evaluate current          real-world industry, community,        politics is necessary.
                                                                                                                                                                         relations at both domestic and        affairs and issues that shape          entrepreneurship or research
                ATAR: 92                                                                                                                                                 international levels. It explores     global politics.                       project, or an honours project.
                                                       a global society. The core major     Programs, majors and minors           you will undertake advanced
                IB: 35                                 enables you to relate localities     This stream requires completion       coursework and a substantial
                Entry: Feb/Aug                         to global trends, while your         of a program in international and     real-world industry, community,
                Duration (full time): 4 years          second major and language            global studies which includes a       entrepreneurship or research           B Arts (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France)**
                Dalyell by invitation                  training provide the regional and    major in Global Studies, a minor      project, or an honours project.
                                                       linguistic expertise necessary to    in a language from the School of                                             ATAR: 80* + other admission           Programs, majors and minors            Career possibilities                   accepted secondary education
                Assumed knowledge: Refer to                                                                                                                              criteria
                                                       effectively communicate across       Languages and Cultures, and a         Career possibilities                                                         This dual degree enables you           Anthropologist, archaeologist,         (Year 12) qualification, you need
                B Arts/B Advanced Studies
                                                       cultural boundaries and to work      minimum of 12 credit points of        Community development program          IB: 29* + other admission criteria    to work towards both a B Arts          business administrator or              to submit an online application
                                                       in a range of organisations with     study abroad/exchange. A second       manager, diplomat, foreign aid         Entry: Aug (in France)                degree at Sciences Po in France        manager, economist, editor or          directly to the University,
                                                       an international scope. The          major, which may be an extension      worker, foreign correspondent,         Duration (full time): 2 + 2 years     for the first two years, and a B       publisher, foreign affairs and trade   including a personal statement,
                Course description                     opportunity for study abroad or      of the language minor, must be        human rights advocate,                                                       Arts degree at the University of       officer, government policy officer,    resume and school reports or
                                                                                                                                                                         Assumed knowledge: Refer to
                This degree will give you a rigorous   exchange at one of our leading       taken from those available in the     international business consultant,                                           Sydney for the remaining two           historian, language specialist,        transcripts from the past three
                                                                                                                                                                         B Arts
                understanding of the paradoxes         partner universities deepens your    B Arts or from the shared pool.       policy adviser, trade negotiator.                                            years. As part of your B Arts at the   journalist, museum or gallery          years. For more information about
                and complex interconnections           knowledge and provides first-hand    You’ll also have access to the                                                                                     University of Sydney, you’ll have      curator, public relations manager,     admission criteria, tuition fees and
                of globalisation, equipping            international experience.            Open Learning Environment. In                                                                                      access to the shared pool and          researcher, sociologist.               the application process, visit the
                you with the ability to work in                                             the fourth year of the degree,                                               Course description                    the Open Learning Environment.                                                relevant course page.
                                                                                                                                                                         Are you ready for the opportunity     Refer to B Arts for University         Additional admission criteria          sydney.edu.au/courses
                                                                                                                                                                         of a lifetime? Travel abroad,         of Sydney-based majors. For            Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor
                                                                                                                                                                         immerse yourself in the French        information on studies in France,      of Economics Sciences Po Dual
                                                                                                                                                                         culture, learn a new language         including units of study, please       Degree applicants need to be
                                                                                                                                                                         and complete a dual degree with       refer to the Sciences Po website:      recent school leavers – transfer
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                                                                                                                                                                         a social science focus, all at the    www.sciencespo.fr/en/home              applicants are not eligible to
                                                                                                                                                                         same time.                                                                   apply. In addition to meeting the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      academic requirements of an
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