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Bachelor of Science (Veterinary)

Bachelor of Science (Veterinary)

This research degree is only available to students who have completed third or fourth year of the BVSc degree.

Course rules


Bachelor of Science (Veterinary)

Bachelor of Science (Veterinary) (Honours)

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course and stream title
NH001 Bachelor of Science (Veterinary)

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time only.

3 Admission to candidature

Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admission criteria.
Admission to candidature requires the completion of a minimum of three years of the Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney with a minimum pass grade in all units of study completed to that point.

4 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in Table of units of study for Bachelor of Science (Veterinary).
To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points of research units of study.

5 Requirements for the Honours degree

Honours will be awarded to meritorious students who complete the pass degree with a WAM of 65 and above.

6 Award of the degree

The Bachelor of Science (Veterinary) is awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours. The honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the following table:


Mark Range

Honours Class I

Mark >= 80

Honours Class II (Division 1)

75 <= Mark < 80

Honours Class II (Division 2)

70 <= Mark < 75

Honours Class III

65 <= Mark < 70

Honours not awarded

Mark < 65

Candidates who do not obtain WAM of at least 65 will be awarded the pass degree.

7 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that the requirements are completed by 1 January, 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.