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Top 5 things to know about the Sydney Undergraduate Experience

Preparing you not just for your first job, but your whole life

Thinking of studying with us? Here are the top five things you need to know about the Sydney Undergraduate Experience when choosing the right undergraduate degree for you.

1. The world is changing, and so is our curriculum

Our undergraduate courses will provide you with access to the most flexibility and choice of any university, and the opportunity to:

  • study across or work with other disciplines
  • build the skills and understanding to work across cultural boundaries
  • get involved with real-world projects and research.

This means when you graduate from Sydney you’ll have the confidence and ability to think critically, collaborate productively and influence the world.

The Business School offers many opportunities to gain practical, real-world experience and advice, so that you will graduate industry-ready. Whether it be through consulting with a career adviser, being mentored by an industry partner or undertaking further studies overseas, there is always a person or service available to help you towards achieving your career goals.
Mihajla Gavin, Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) (Honours) 2012

2. Our undergraduate degrees are streamlined so you can choose your ideal course

To help you navigate our study areas and pathways, we have streamlined and simplified our degrees. If you know precisely where you want to head or want to explore different areas before deciding what to do, we have an undergraduate degree that will take you where you want to go.

We’ve also expanded access for you to study across disciplines by introducing a shared pool of over 100 majors and minors. This gives you the opportunity to explore a wide range of study areas within the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Design Computing
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

For example, if you enjoy studying science and history you can now pursue both areas of study by enrolling in a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or a combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies degree.

When I first started studying here, my interests were too broad to decide how to focus my studies. The flexibility of an arts/science degree allowed me to spend my first year trying out my options and determine which subject areas were right for me and could lead to a career path that I could see myself pursuing.
Jayden O’Brien, third-year Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (Advanced) student

3. You can design your own degree with our new combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies

Taken in combination with a three-year degree, the combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies not only allows you to design your own degree but also supercharges your undergraduate experience at Sydney.

As part of the combined degree you have the opportunity to:

  • access at least one major outside your primary field of study
  • complete a second major
  • build on your expertise with advanced coursework and project work
  • complete an Honours component
  • enrich your experience in community, industry or entrepreneurship settings.

4. We’ve created the Dalyell Scholars program for high-achieving students

If you’re a high achieving student with an ATAR (or equivalent) of 98+, the Dalyell Scholars program might be for you. Studying alongside other high-achieving students, as a Dalyell Scholar you’ll have the opportunity to take on additional challenges and access exclusive opportunities including:

  • tailored mentoring and professional skills development
  • specialised Language and Mathematical Sciences programs
  • research and entrepreneurship programs.

5. Build your knowledge with an Open Learning Environment course

We’ve created the Open Learning Environment to help you continually build your knowledge and skills to address new problems and opportunities. Combining online learning with workshops and masterclasses, you can build your knowledge in areas such as entrepreneurial thinking and persuasive communication, and complete taster courses in subjects such as history and anatomy before you commit to a full unit of study.

27 March 2017

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