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Studying in the summer or winter break

The summer and winter breaks can be an opportunity to complete units outside of the main semesters.

You might be looking to accelerate your course, catch up on a failed unit of study or balance your timetable.

If you’re not a University of Sydney student, you may be considering summer or winter study as a non-award unit for your own interest or as cross-institutional study from another institution.

How does it work?

You can take a unit of study during the intensive December, January or February session (over summer) or in the Intensive July session (over winter) in addition to units taken during the main semester.

Some subjects run for six weeks while others are shorter. If the unit of study meets your course requirements and you have satisfied the prerequisites, you will be able to credit it towards your degree and it will appear on your student record and academic transcript.

If you’re an international student on a student visa, you need to have an active eCoE and visa that covers any period that you're studying in. If you are considering studying a unit in the summer or winter period, make sure you are enrolled in a full time study load, including 18 credit points in the main semester session.

Event or deadline Date

What can I study?

2020 Intensive December, January and February units are listed below.

You can find more information by selecting the description next to each unit of study. You should also check your course rules and unit of study requirements in your handbook to make sure the unit meets requirements for your course.

As study in the summer and winter breaks involves an intensive program, you will not be permitted to have clashes between any units of study, so make sure you check the unit of study timetables before you enrol. If a unit is not centrally timetabled you will need to contact the unit of study coordinator to find out when the unit is scheduled.

You are required to attend class for a minimum of 80 percent of the specified contact hours for each subject.

Unit code Occurrence Academic Year code Period Slot code Unit name
DESA1006 BM-CC 2019 S2CIDE Industry Internship 1
DESA1007 BM-CC 2019 S2CIDE Industry Internship 2
ANZG6004 ND-CC 2019 S2CIDE Public Financial Management
EDUF3038 ND-CC 2019 S2CIDE International Experience
FRNC1601 ND-CC 2019 S2CIDE Introductory French 1
GRMN1002 ND-CC 2019 S2CIDE German 2
KRNS1621 ND-CC 2019 S2CIDE Korean 1
MIBS6005 BM-CC 2019 S2CIDE International Business Project A
MIBS6006 FE-CC 2019 S2CIDE International Business Project B
MKTG6209 SU-CC 2019 S2CIDE Marketing Consulting Project (Part 1)
MKTG6210 SU-CC 2019 S2CIDE Marketing Consulting Project (Part 2)
SMBA6115 BM-CR 2019 S2CIDE Creativity, Innovation and Business
ELEC4702 PP-CC 2019 S2CIDE Practical Experience
ENGG4000 PP-CC 2019 S2CIDE Practical Experience
ENGG5217 PP-CC 2019 S2CIDE Practical Experience
CSCD3077 PP-LC 2019 S2CIDE Intermediate Clinic 1: Child
EXSS3045 PP-LC 2019 S2CIDE Professional Practice
EXSS3052 PP-LC 2019 S2CIDE Practicum with Low Risk Clients
PHTY5189 PP-LC 2019 S2CIDE Physiotherapy Practicum 4
LAWS7002 BM-CC 2019 S2CIDE Legal Research 3
PHAR5719 CE-CC 2019 S2CIDE Experiential Placement 1B
PRDU5003 CE-MS 2019 S2CIDE Graduate Nursing Fieldwork in Australia

Arts and Social Sciences

Unit code Occurrence Academic Year code Period Slot code Unit name
ANHS1602 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Greek and Roman Myth
ANHS2606 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA The City of Rome: History and Landscape
ANTH1001 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Introduction to Anthropology
CHNS3000 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Chinese for Native Speakers 1
ECON1001 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Introductory Microeconomics
ECON1002 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Introductory Macroeconomics
ECON5001 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Microeconomic Theory
ECON5002 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Macroeconomic Theory
ECOS2001 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Intermediate Microeconomics
ECOS2002 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECOS3005 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Industrial Organisation
FILM1000 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Introduction to Film Studies
GCST1601 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Introduction to Cultural Studies
GCST2612 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Youth and Youth Culture
GCST2630 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Consumer Cultures
HSTY1089 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Introduction to Australian History
OLET1143 OL-CC 2020 S1CIJA How Economic Policy Remade Australia
PHIL2617 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Practical Ethics
PRFM2602 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Performance: Production and Interpretation
SSPS2000 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Global Classroom: Development Policy
SSPS2000 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Global Classroom: Development Policy

Business

Unit code Occurrence Academic Year code Period Slot code Unit name
ACCT6001 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Intermediate Financial Reporting
ACCT6010 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Advanced Financial Reporting
BUDL2902 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Creative Solutions: Practices
BUDL3901 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Innovative Solutions to Change the World
BUSS2344 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Future of Business (Philippines Study Tour)
BUSS6000 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Succeeding in Business
EMBA6005 BM-CR 2020 S1CIJA Finding Opportunity in Disruptive Technology
FINC2011 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Corporate Finance I
FINC5001 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
IBUS2101 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA International Business Strategy
IBUS5003 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Global Business
IBUS6001 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA International Business Strategy
INFS1000 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Digital Business Innovation
INFS5002 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Digital Business Foundations
ITLS6301 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA City Logistics

Education and Social Work

Unit code Occurrence Academic Year code Period Slot code Unit name
EDGU1003 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Diet and Nutrition for Health and Sport
EDGU2000 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Teaching English Internationally 1
EDGU3000 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Teaching English Internationally 2
EDGU4000 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Teaching English for Academic Purposes
EDUF3038 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA International Experience
KCIL5610 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Sounds and Writing in Indigenous Languages
KCIL5611 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Words and Meanings in Indigenous Languages
KCIL5612 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Sentences and Text in Indigenous Languages
KCIL5613 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Theories and Methods in Language Learning

Engineering

Unit code Occurrence Academic Year code Period Slot code Unit name
AERO2711 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Aerospace Engineering Project 1
AERO3711 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Aerospace Engineering Project 2
AERO4711 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Aerospace Engineering Project 3
CIVL1802 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Statics
CIVL9802 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Statics
COMP5705 SU-CC 2020 S1CIJA Information Technology Short Project
ELEC4702 PP-CC 2020 S1CIJA Practical Experience
ENGG1801 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Engineering Computing
ENGG3800 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Industry and Community Projects
ENGG4000 PP-CC 2020 S1CIJA Practical Experience
ENGG5217 PP-CC 2020 S1CIJA Practical Experience
ENGG9801 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Engineering Computing
INFO1113 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Object-Oriented Programming
INFO5060 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
ISYS5070 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Change Management in IT
PMGT5871 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Project Process Planning and Control
PMGT6885 ND-CC 2020 S1CIJA Project Placement Special Topic

Health Sciences

Unit code Occurrence Academic Year code Period Slot code Unit name
CSCD5070 PP-LC 2020 S1CIJA Clinical Practice 3
PHTY5205 PP-LC 2020 S1CIJA Clinical Practicum 5

Science

Unit code Occurrence Academic Year code Period Slot code Unit name
CHEM1111 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Chemistry 1A
CHEM1112 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Chemistry 1B
GEOS1003 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Introduction to Geology
GEOS3055 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Field Studies in Geography
GEOS3056 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Field Studies in Earth Sciences
HPSC1000 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Bioethics
HPSC2100 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA The Birth of Modern Science
MATH1002 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Linear Algebra
MATH1005 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Statistical Thinking with Data
MATH1011 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Applications of Calculus
MATH1013 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Mathematical Modelling
MATH1014 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Introduction to Linear Algebra
MATH1021 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Calculus Of One Variable
MATH1023 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Multivariable Calculus and Modelling
MATH1115 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Interrogating Data
MATH2061 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus
PSYC1001 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Psychology 1001
PSYC1002 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Psychology 1002
SCDP2001 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Science Domestic Placement A
SCDP2002 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Science Domestic Placement B
SCDP2003 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Science Domestic Placement C
SCDP3001 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Science Domestic Placement A
SCDP3002 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Science Domestic Placement B
SCDP3003 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Science Domestic Placement C
SCIP2001 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Science International Placement A
SCIP2002 BM-CC 2020 S1CIJA Science International Placement B

Architecture, Design and Planning

Unit code Occurrence Academic Year code Period Slot code Unit name
AWSS2015 ND-CC 2020 S1CIFE Generative Drawing
AWSS2023 ND-CC 2020 S1CIFE Architectural Photography
DAAE2005 OL-CC 2020 S1CIFE Designing with Colour
DAAE2011 OL-CC 2020 S1CIFE Intro to Visual Communication Design
DESA1004 OL-CC 2020 S1CIFE Designing with Surfaces and Light

Arts and Social Sciences

Unit code Occurrence Academic Year code Period Slot code Unit name
CRIM3998 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Industry and Community Project
OLES2129 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Writing for the Digital World
SSPS2000 ND-CC 2020 S1CIFE Global Classroom: Development Policy
SSPS2000 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Global Classroom: Development Policy
WRIT1001 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Writing and Rhetoric: Academic Essays
WRIT1002 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Writing and Rhetoric: Argumentation

Business

Unit code Occurrence Academic Year code Period Slot code Unit name
BUDL2901 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Leading Creative Solutions: Ideas
BUSS2100 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Business Placement A (Internship)
BUSS2501 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE US Placement Program
BUSS2504 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE China Placement Program
BUSS6500 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Industry Placement
BUSS6503 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE USA Industry Placement
BUSS6506 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE China Industry Placement
EMBA6002 BM-CR 2020 S1CIFE Reframing Leadership
MMGT6013 BM-CR 2020 S1CIFE Project Management in Context
OLET1201 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Business Entrepreneurship: Business Models
OLET1202 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Business Entrepreneurship: Guerrilla Tactics
OLET1203 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Business Entrepreneurship: Bootstrap Finance
SMBA6005 BM-CR 2020 S1CIFE Critical Analysis and Thought Leadership

Education and Social Work

Unit code Occurrence Academic Year code Period Slot code Unit name
SCWK4003 ND-CC 2020 S1CIFE Issue Based Learning Unit 3

Engineering

Unit code Occurrence Academic Year code Period Slot code Unit name
ELEC4702 PP-CC 2020 S1CIFE Practical Experience
ENGG2005 ND-CC 2020 S1CIFE Engineering Studies C
ENGG3800 ND-CC 2020 S1CIFE Industry and Community Projects
ENGG4000 PP-CC 2020 S1CIFE Practical Experience
ENGG5011 SU-CC 2020 S1CIFE Engineering Foundation Studies A
ENGG5217 PP-CC 2020 S1CIFE Practical Experience
PMGT5872 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE People and Leadership
PMGT6888 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE International Project Study Tour

Health Sciences

Unit code Occurrence Academic Year code Period Slot code Unit name
EXSS4007 PP-LC 2020 S1CIFE Clinical Placement 1
PHTY3085 PP-LC 2020 S1CIFE Clinical Practicum C
PHTY5180 PP-LC 2020 S1CIFE Physiotherapy Practicum 1
PHTY5205 PP-LC 2020 S1CIFE Clinical Practicum 5
PHTY5206 ND-LC 2020 S1CIFE Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy IV
PHTY5207 ND-LC 2020 S1CIFE Physiotherapy Health Care and Society

Medicine and Health

Unit code Occurrence Academic Year code Period Slot code Unit name
OPSC5028 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Practical International Ophthalmology 1
OPSC5029 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Practical International Ophthalmology 2

Nursing

Unit code Occurrence Academic Year code Period Slot code Unit name
PRDU5003 CE-MS 2020 S1CIFE Graduate Nursing Fieldwork in Australia

Science

Unit code Occurrence Academic Year code Period Slot code Unit name
BIOL3010 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Tropical Wildlife Biology
BIOL3910 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Tropical Wildlife Biology (Adv)
GEOS3055 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Field Studies in Geography
GEOS3056 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Field Studies in Earth Sciences
OLET1625 OL-CC 2020 S1CIFE Reading and Writing Mathematics
OLET1630 OL-CC 2020 S1CIFE Symmetry
OLET1632 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Shark Bites and Other Data Stories
SCDP2001 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Science Domestic Placement A
SCDP2002 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Science Domestic Placement B
SCDP2003 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Science Domestic Placement C
SCDP3001 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Science Domestic Placement A
SCDP3002 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Science Domestic Placement B
SCDP3003 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Science Domestic Placement C
SCIP2001 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Science International Placement A
SCIP2002 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Science International Placement B
SCIP2003 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Science International Placement C
SCIP3001 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Science International Placement A
SCIP3002 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Science International Placement B
SCIP3003 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Science International Placement C
WILS2001 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Science WIL Experience
WILS2002 BM-CC 2020 S1CIFE Science WIL Extended Experience

Veterinary Science

Unit code Occurrence Academic Year code Period Slot code Unit name
VETS6121 PP-CC 2020 S1CIFE Horse Industry Placement
VETS6122 PP-CC 2020 S1CIFE Dairy Cattle Industry Placement
VETS6123 PP-CC 2020 S1CIFE Beef Cattle Industry Placement
VETS6124 PP-CC 2020 S1CIFE Sheep Industry Placement
VETS6125 PP-CC 2020 S1CIFE Intensive Animal Industry Placement
VETS6126 PP-CC 2020 S1CIFE Industry Placement Elective Experience 1
VETS6127 PP-CC 2020 S1CIFE Industry Placement Elective Experience 2
VETS6128 PP-CC 2020 S1CIFE Industry Placement Elective Experience 3

Selecting these units

Current students

You select intensive units in the same way that you do units in the main semesters, through Sydney Student. You can select intensive units once enrolment opens for Semester 1 of the corresponding academic year (if you are a continuing student, this is after results are released). Check our study dates page for enrolment dates. 

As with other units, you’ll need to select the unit before the last day to add for that session.

To make sure you are enrolling in an intensive session, you will need to select the correct session code.

Most full-time students will complete 24 credit points each semester. All courses will let you enrol in up to 32 credit points from January to June and July to December so that you can complete an intensive unit that falls outside of the main semester.

Applying from outside the University

You can apply to study in the summer/winter break as non-award for your own interest or as cross-institutional study from another institution. Once you’ve chosen your unit you will need to apply for non-award or cross-institutional study through the Find a course website.

  1. Select a winter Intensive July unit from the list above to see more information. Take note of the faculty responsible for the unit and the level of study (undergraduate/postgraduate).
  2. Go to Find a course and search cross-institutional or non-award. Select the relevant faculty and level. For example, if the unit you’re interested in is postgraduate and administered by the Business school you will need to apply for Business postgraduate cross-institutional.

Important dates

Event or deadline Date

Fees

Tuition fees for units taken in intensives are calculated at the same rate as the same units in Semester 1 or 2. As with the main semesters, your fees will depend on what type of student you are and the course you are studying. Find out more about tuition fees.

If eligible, you may be able to apply for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP to assist with these fees.

The units you’ve enrolled in will be added to your Student Financial Statement in Sydney Student. As with other units, you'll need to pay your fees by the due date on your statement.

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