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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 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2021 (the 'Coursework Policy'), the Learning and Teaching Policy 2019, the Resolutions of the Faculty, University of Sydney (Student Academic Appeals) Rule 2021, the Academic Integrity Policy 2022 and the Academic Integrity Procedures 2022. Current versions of all policies are available from the Policy
|Bachelor of Psychology Honours
The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.
(1) Candidates may enter and complete the Bachelor of Psychology Honours through a Dalyell stream.
(2) Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Psychology Honours. The requirements for the completion of the stream are as specified in Table D of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
(1) Admission to this course is on the basis of:
(a) a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program; or
(b) at least 48 credit points of previous tertiary qualifications, provided that the applicant must meet both:
(i) the relevant tertiary admission score for the degree; and
(ii) the progression requirements specified in clause 6 of these resolutions.
(2) English language requirements must be met, where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.
(3) Special admission pathways are open for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.
(4) Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking.
(5) Detailed admission policies are found in the University of Sydney (Coursework Rule) and the Coursework Policy.
(1) The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Psychology are set out in:
(a) Table A for the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies;
(b) Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(c) Table O of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(d) For students enrolled in the Dalyell stream, Table D of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
(e) In the resolutions, except where otherwise specified, Table A, Table S, Table O and Table D mean Table A, Table S, Table O and Table D as specified here.
(2) To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Psychology Honours, students must successfully complete 192 credit points, including all requirements.
(3) Requirements for all students
(a) a 60 credit point Psychology Program as listed in the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies Table A; and
(b) an additional 6 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level Psychology selective units of study; and
(c) a minimum of 42 credit points of units of study outside of Psychology which must include:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level MATH or DATA selective units of study as listed in Table A Science Degree Core; and
(ii) a minor (36 credit points) from Table S; and
(d) an additional 36 credit points of electives from Tables A, S, O; or D;
(e) 48 credit points of Psychology Honours units of study from the Honours units of study table listed in Table A.
(1) Progression within the Bachelor of Psychology Honours
(a) Candidates must successfully achieve an average of at least 70 in the core Psychology units at 1000-level. Eligibility to remain in the course will be assessed when students complete all 1000-level Psychology units in the Psychology Program.
(b) Candidates must successfully achieve an average of at least 75 in the Psychology units at 2000-level. Eligibility to remain in the course will be assessed when students complete all 2000-level Psychology units in the Psychology Program.
(c) To progress to the Honours year, students must have completed 144 credit points, including all course requirements except the 48 credit points from Honours, and achieved a minimum average mark of 75 from four 3000-level Psychology units.
(d) Failure to maintain the minimum progression requirements will result in candidates exclusion from the course.
(e) Candidates who are excluded for failure to meet minimum progression requirements will be transferred to the Bachelor of Psychology as provided in clause 7 of these resolutions.
(2) Progression within the Dalyell Stream:
(a) With the permission of the Dalyell coordinator, candidates in the Dalyell Stream may attempt units at higher levels than the usual sequence.
(b) Candidates must achieve a Cross-Semester Average Mark (CSAM) at a level determined by joint agreement of the Deans and Heads of School and Deans of University schools of all the faculties and University schools administering degrees offering the Dalyell Stream in each year of study or over each 48 credit point block to continue in the Dalyell Stream. Candidates who do not maintain a CSAM at the level determined by joint agreement of the Deans and Heads of School and Deans of University schools of all the faculties and University schools administering degrees offering the Dalyell Stream may continue in any other major, minor, program or stream into which they were admitted, but will not remain in the Dalyell Stream.
(c) Candidates enrolled in the Dalyell stream who do not satisfy requirements for the Dalyell stream but who otherwise meet requirements for the award course in which they are enrolled will graduate from the award course without the Dalyell Stream. Students may not study units additional to the maximum credit points for their award course except with approval of the Associate Dean.
(1) Candidates in the Bachelor of Psychology Honours may elect to transfer to the Bachelor of Psychology.
(2) Transferring students are eligible for credit for all units of study successfully completed as part of the Bachelorof Psychology Honours.
(1) The Bachelor of Psychology Honours is an integrated Honours course. In accordance with the Coursework Policy 2021, the award of Honours is assessed and calculated using a grade average based on 48 credit points of Psychology Honours units of study undertaken in the candidate’s final year of study. Psychology Honours units of study are set out in the Faculty of Science Honours units of study table.
(2) The Bachelor of Psychology Honours is awarded according to the conditions specified in the Coursework Policy 2021 and the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science.
(1) These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2023.