1 YOUR GUIDE TO THE SYDNEY SUMMER SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL DECEMBER 2014 FEBRUARY 2015 WINTER SCHOOL JULY 2015
2 CONTENTS GENERAL INFORMATION 02 Welcome to Sydney Summer School 03 What are the Summer and Winter Schools? 04 Who can enrol? 06 How to apply 09 Study load and attendance requirements 10 Fees 12 FEE-HELP 12 Student Services and Amenities Fee 13 Scholarships and prizes 14 Summer and Winter School session dates 15 Census dates and graduation 16 Withdrawal policy 18 Dates for your diary 20 Around the University of Sydney 21 Accommodation 21 Study Abroad and Student Exchange 22 Our students S 24 Subjects offered 25 Intern placements 26 Architecture, Design and Planning 26 Arts and Social Sciences 31 Business 32 Education and Social Work 33 Engineering and Information Technologies 33 Health Sciences 34 Law 35 Medicine 35 Science OTHER INFORMATION 38 Not-for-credit study (audit units) 39 Subjects for Year 12 graduates 40 Winter School Contact information WINTER SCHOOL 29 JUNE 24 JULY 2015 See page 40 for a list of subjects. Additional subjects will be listed on our website: sydney.edu.au/winter
3 2 3 WELCOME TO THE SYDNEY SUMMER SCHOOL DECEMBER 2014 FEBRUARY 2015 WHAT ARE THE SUMMER AND WINTER SCHOOLS? The University of Sydney attracts the most promising students from the widest possible mix of cultures and backgrounds. Students travel from all over the world to take part in our intensive programs, held during the summer and winter breaks. This year we are offering more than 120 undergraduate and postgraduate subjects from nine faculties. We teach these subjects over three sessions at the Summer School from to February through online, face to face and offshore study. We also offer a shorter Winter School in July each year. Class sizes in the Summer and Winter Schools are generally much smaller than during semester because of the intensive nature of our programs. This means there are strict limits on places, so we advise you to apply early. Online applications for Summer School open on 1 October 2014, and for Winter School on 11 May If you are currently enrolled at an Australian or overseas tertiary institution, an international student on a visitor s visa, or a suitably qualified Australian resident, you are eligible to study with us. We invite you to apply online. This handbook contains information on how the Summer and Winter Schools operate, how to apply, descriptions of subjects, scholarships and prizes, and a guide to accommodation. Note that extra subjects may have been added after this handbook was printed. For up-to-date details, visit our website: sydney.edu.au/summer We look forward to welcoming you into our community of world-class learning and critical thinking in one of the world s most beautiful cities. Please contact us if you have any queries about our programs or need further assistance. Visit us in person: Room N228 Institute Building (H03) Camperdown Campus University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia Postal address: Sydney Summer School PO Box 446 Broadway NSW 2007 Australia T F E sydney.edu.au/summer The Sydney Summer School is a full-fee, intensive program offering high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate subjects from nine faculties. These subjects are the same as those offered in Semesters One and Two, but they are taught in an intensive program over summer. Three summer sessions are offered: Summer (Session 1) commencing Summer (Session 2) commencing 7 January 2015 Summer (Session 3) commencing 12 January 2015 Some subjects run for six weeks, while others are shorter. Students can take a maximum of two subjects at the Summer School. See pages for a list of the available subjects. A shorter Winter School is offered from 29 June to 24 July Students can take only one subject at the Winter School. Subjects are listed on page 40. Note that additional subjects may be added to our program after the publication of this handbook, so please check the most recent list on our website: sydney.edu.au/summer WHY TAKE A SUMMER OR WINTER SCHOOL CLASS? There are many advantages to attending classes at the University of Sydney during summer or winter. You can: experience studying at one of Australia s most dynamic and progressive universities accelerate your academic career and finish your degree sooner repeat any subjects you have not completed successfully reduce your workload throughout the rest of the year devote your full attention to a single area of study take courses outside your current degree add a Summer or Winter School subject to your English-language or Study Abroad program use Summer or Winter School as an opportunity for a short international study experience combine study and travel by taking a subject that includes a field trip overseas. High school graduates can attend classes to: sample a University program get an early start on their degree. Please note that successful completion of a Summer or Winter School subject is not an offer of admission to the University of Sydney.
4 4 WHO CAN ENROL? 5 All applicants need to meet any prerequisites for the subject(s) in which they wish to enrol. People who are eligible to enrol include: Current students students currently enrolled at an Australian or overseas tertiary institution international students who wish to come to Sydney just to study at Summer or Winter School note that these students need to travel on a visitor s visa (not a student visa). Other suitably qualified applicants Australian residents whose educational qualifications would gain them admission to the degree program with which their chosen subject is associated ( associated means it counts as one subject for that degree). Students completing the HSC in 2014 Students who are currently studying towards their HSC, who gain an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) that qualifies them for entrance to the degree program with which their chosen subject is associated. Please note that if you enrol for Summer School before receiving your ATAR and your score turns out to be too low for admission to your chosen subject, we will refund your tuition fee. Please notify us by HSC students may enrol for one subject only from those indicated as open to HSC graduates (see page 39). NOT-FOR- STUDY Members of the public and current students can also take interest-only subjects (known as audit subjects) that will not be assessed or credited towards a degree. In this situation: you do not undertake any summative assessments (such as assignments that count towards a result), although you may undertake some formative assessments (such as in-class quizzes) you may not credit the subject towards an award course at the University of Sydney (but you may apply for advanced standing in the form of credit points that will count towards the requirements for an award course). Subjects available as audit subjects will be charged at 75 percent of the normal tuition fee. These subjects are listed on page 38. Please note that students enrolling for credit will be given preference if places are limited. Please not that successful completion of a Summer or Winter School subject is not an offer of admission to the University of Sydney. The University also reserves the right to withdraw subjects before the start of the Summer or Winter programs. I arrived not knowing what to expect, since it was my first time living in another country. I fell in love with Australian culture and know I ll be back. I wouldn t trade my time at the University of Sydney for anything. It was a life changing experience. Sam Lewis Bachelor of Arts International student from the United States PREREQUISITES To take some subjects, you need to have completed prior study. If you do not satisfy these prerequisites and still wish to undertake the subject, you need to seek written permission from the relevant department. You can make this request online at the time of your application. Please note that approval to undertake a subject without the prerequisite does not guarantee you a place in that subject. ACADEMIC University of Sydney students If your Summer or Winter School subject is allowed in your current degree course and you have satisfied the prerequisites, it will appear on your student record and academic transcript. If you are not currently enrolled, or if your Summer School subject cannot be added to your current record because of course rules, you will be enrolled as a Summer School non award student. Non-award subjects will appear on your academic transcript. Postgraduate subjects may not be attributed to undergraduate degrees. Students from other institutions It is your responsibility to obtain written confirmation from your home institution to show that the Summer or Winter School subject you plan to take will be credited (and at what credit-point value) to your degree. We strongly recommend you obtain this confirmation before enrolling in the subject. It is also your responsibility to ensure that your enrolment is correct and your progress within your award course is in accordance with the requirements (our Senate Resolutions) for that award. While we make every effort to provide advice and information, the onus is always on you to meet your award course requirements. Students from other institutions who take a Summer or Winter School subject may apply to Student Records (Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building) for a transcript after the results have been announced. Summer School is a great new experience for me as an international student. It provides many benefits. There is no better option to lift the heavy load and fast-track your course of study than doing Summer School. It offers the richness of interaction and learning between students and lecturers, which can be challenging during semester when classes are big. Summer School provided me with the opportunity to learn efficiently and effectively because you only focus on one unit of study, the experience is much more rewarding, both practically and academically. Evelyn Thuge Master of Professional Accounting International student, sponsored by Aus Aid
5 6 HOW TO APPLY 7 You need to go to sydney.edu.au/summer and apply online. The application button will direct you through to Sydney Student. The online system allows you to: enrol and make changes to your enrolment request permission for a prerequisite to be waived by the relevant faculty complete your FEE-HELP and SA-HELP (for the Student Services and Amenities fee) forms online pay for your subject(s) find your timetable request a refund. Go to sydney.edu.au/summer for a list of frequently asked questions about the Summer School. SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATION APPLICATIONS OPEN Undergraduate subjects 1 October 2014 Undergraduate subjects from all faculties Postgraduate subjects 1 October Postgraduate subjects from all faculties APPLICATIONS CLOSE 21 November Summer (Session 1) Summer (Session 2) 5 January 2015 Summer (Session 3) Applications for Summer School scholarships close on 3 November WINTER SCHOOL APPLICATION 29 JUNE 24 JULY 2015 APPLICATIONS OPEN Undergraduate subjects 11 May 2015 Undergraduate subjects from all faculties Postgraduate subjects 11 May 2015 Postgraduate subjects from all faculties APPLICATIONS CLOSE 18 June 2015 All Winter School subjects AVAILABILITY Subjects listed in this handbook were correct at the time of printing (August 2014). Any changes to subjects, or new subjects added, will be shown on our website. The final list of Summer School subjects will be available on the website by 8 September 2014, and for Winter School by 6 April The University reserves the right to withdraw subjects before the start of the Summer or Winter program. For up-to-date information on subjects, visit sydney.edu.au/summer DOCUMENTATION If you are new to the University of Sydney, you will need to submit certain documents when you apply for the Summer or Winter School. If you are a current student from another Australian university, you will need to submit: a certified transcript of your academic record. If you re receiving FEE HELP, you will need to submit: a letter from your home university stating that the subject will be credited towards your degree a new FEE HELP form submitted to the University of Sydney as the provider of the subject. You can complete this form online at the time of your application. If you are from an overseas university, you will need to submit: a certified transcript (in English) of your academic record proof of your English-language proficiency if English is not your first language a letter from your home university stating that the subject will be credited towards your degree. Bear in mind that academic transcripts can take several weeks to obtain from your home university. VISA AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY If you re from an overseas university and you intend to enrol only in a Summer or Winter School subject, then you need to travel on a visitor s visa (not a student visa). If you enrol for a Sydney Summer School subject on a visitor visa, remember that the combined length of any studies you undertake in Australia cannot be more than three months. Also, make sure the conditions of your visa do not prohibit you from engaging in studies or training. It is advisable to have good English skills when studying in intensive mode. If English is not your first language, you need also to provide proof of your English language proficiency. For details, visit our website sydney.edu.au/ug-int-english Applications for Winter School scholarships close on 9 June 2015.
6 STUDY LOAD AND ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS 9 I have commitments that make it difficult for me to coordinate units during the longer 13-week semesters, so I welcome the chance to teach Summer School. I enjoy the small class sizes and interacting with students when I can give them my undivided attention. We have a lot of fun discussing magazines and learning from each other. Students come to class with their own knowledge and expertise and I design engaging assessments such as contributing entries to Wikipedia and group work. I want my students to enjoy my unit and to feel like they are making a contribution to Australian magazine culture. Rebecca Johinke Coordinator, Magazines and Australian Print Culture Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences The intensive mode in which we present Summer and Winter School subjects requires a substantial commitment of time and effort, both inside and outside the classroom. For this reason, you may only take two subjects in the Summer School and one in the Winter School. You need to attend at least 80 percent of all classroom hours. FACULTY RULES REGARDING ENROLMENT AND STUDY LOAD MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS If you can demonstrate high academic ability, you may be allowed to take more than two first-year mathematics subjects at the Summer School. To request permission when you apply online, contact Dr David Easdown, Coordinator of Summer School mathematics subjects in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the Faculty of Science. E LAW To take a law subject at the Summer or Winter School, we require you to already be enrolled in a law degree at the University of Sydney or at another university. If you are taking a combined law program (a double degree), then you need to be enrolled in the law part of this degree when enrolling in Summer or Winter School law subjects. Law subjects are not available as audit subjects. PSYCHOLOGY Students may not enrol in both PSYC1001 and PSYC1002 at the Summer School. ECONOMICS Conditional enrolments will not be approved for economics undergraduate subjects. Students completing the prerequisites for economics subjects in Semester One will not be permitted to enrol in those subjects at the Winter School. BUSINESS Conditional enrolments will not be approved for Business undergraduate subjects. Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate business subject in Semester One will not be permitted to enrol in that subject at the Winter School. AUSTUDY AND YOUTH ALLOWANCE If taking a Summer or Winter School subject means your study load during Semester One or Two is reduced, this may affect your eligibility for Austudy or Youth Allowance. For more information, visit the Centrelink website:
7 10 FEES 11 Tuition fees charged for Summer and Winter School subjects are the same as those charged for Semester One and Two subjects in Some subjects may involve additional costs to cover textbooks, course notes, fieldwork, travel or other expenses. For more information, visit our website: sydney.edu.au/summer Please also note: If you have outstanding fees payable to the University of Sydney, you will not be able to enrol in the Summer or Winter School until these fees have been paid. Fees for audit subjects are 75 percent of the normal tuition fee. Students are liable for any shortfall between the indicative fee and the final total fee. UNDERGRADUATE All fee information provided here is indicative and should be used as a guide only. All students undertaking undergraduate subjects will be liable for the full upfront fee. Commonwealth-supported places (HECS-HELP) are not available. Tuition fees are listed in Australian dollars. FACULTY Architecture, Design and Planning Arts and Social Sciences Notes: DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL 6 $3445 $ $3445 $4313 Business School 6 $3900 $4500 Education and Social Work Engineering and Information Technologies 6 $3450 $ $3965 $4638 Health Sciences 6 $4238 $5388 Law 6 $4563 $5450 Medicine 6 $4816 $5117 Science 6 $4500 $4900 Science 3 $2250 $2450 Fee information was correct at the time of printing but is subject to change. POSTGRADUATE All fee information provided here is indicative and should be used as a guide only. Below is a list of some of the most common degree programs undertaken by Summer School students, and their respective fees. Postgraduate fees are calculated on the basis of the student s residency status and the degree towards which the subject is to be credited. All tuition fees are in Australian dollars and based on subjects worth six credit points. FACULTY DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Medical Humanities $ $ International Studies $ $ Public Policy $2800 $ Economics Social Sciences $ $3325 Australian Political Economy $2700 $ Other $3575 $4900 BUSINESS SCHOOL Business Commerce $4400 $4750 Industrial Relations $4400 $4750 EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK Master of Education $2500 $4100 ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES Engineering Studies $ $ Information Technology $ $4350 LAW Labour and Law Relations $4175 $5000 MEDICINE Medical Humanities $3325 $ Cross-institutional and non award tuition fees may vary.
8 12 FEES SCHOLARSHIPS 13 AND PRIZES FEE HELP FEE HELP is available to eligible students for Summer or Winter School study. Domestic undergraduate and postgraduate students may apply for FEE HELP if they meet the eligibility requirements. For more details, visit studyassist.gov.au You can complete your FEE HELP form online at the time of your application, or collect a FEE HELP application form from the Sydney Summer School office. You can download a copy of the FEE HELP information booklet from sydney.edu.au/summer STUDENT SERVICES AND AMENITIES FEE Students taking a Summer or Winter School subject will be charged the Student Services and Amenities fee. The amount of this fee is calculated on the student s load and will normally be charged at the part-time rate. Eligible students will be able to defer payment of this fee to the federal government s SA HELP scheme if required. You can complete your SA-HELP form online at the time of your application or collect a form from the Sydney Summer School office. You can download a copy of the SA-HELP booklet from sydney.edu.au/summer For information on the current Student Services and Amenities fee, please visit or SCHOLARSHIPS A limited number of partial and full scholarships are available for Summer and Winter School study to domestic undergraduate students (from any university) with a good academic record who are experiencing financial and educational hardship. To be eligible to apply, you need to provide evidence of long-term, serious educational disadvantage based on two or more criteria, one of which must be financial hardship. Applications close on: 3 November 2014 for Summer School scholarships 9 June 2015 for Winter School scholarships. For more information, visit sydney.edu.au/summer/ summer_winter/scholarships MERIT PRIZES A merit prize of $2000 for undergraduate students is offered each summer by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. For more information, visit sydney.edu.au/summer/ summer_winter/merit_prizes Summer School was a very nurturing environment in which to learn, participate and grow. It was expensive but, in hindsight, well worth it. It was a journey during which I gained many valuable friendships. Sydney Tang Studying for a Bachelor of Arts and Social Work
9 14 SUMMER AND WINTER CENSUS 15 SCHOOL SESSION AND GRADUATION Students who attend Summer School are motivated to give their best, knowing they will be encouraged and supported in all aspects of their learning experience. The small class size gives them ample opportunity to ask questions and guarantees strong individual attention. Students accept the high yet manageable workload as a factor contributing to their success in this course. Jacqueline Murguet Lecturer of Introductory Junior French 2 SUMMER SCHOOL Summer School will be taught in three sessions: Summer (Session 1) commencing Summer (Session 2) commencing 7 January 2015 Summer (Session 3) commencing 12 January 2015 Different subjects will be offered in each session. The enrolment, class and census dates will vary depending on the session. To find out which session a particular subject has been assigned to, and the relevant dates, please visit: sydney.edu.au/summer Please note Summer School classes are not scheduled on the following dates: Christmas and New Year holiday Friday to Sunday 4 January 2015 University of Sydney Information Day Tuesday 6 January 2015 Australia Day Holiday Monday 26 January 2015 WINTER SCHOOL Winter School 2015 will run from 29 June to 24 July 2015 (including examination week, which begins on 20 July). I did Summer School because I had to catch up a failed unit and didn t want to overload in the semester. The lecturing style, modification of assessment to suit the needs of Summer School students and the genuine care from tutors not only changed my attitude towards a unit I had disliked previously, it also kindled my desire to improve and gain more knowledge in the area. My result a distinction reflects this. Bethany Kings Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences The census date is when all administrative matters associated with your enrolment need to be finalised. The date is based on when your subject commences. You may withdraw from a Summer or Winter School subject without academic penalty and receive a full refund until 4pm on the relevant census date. CENSUS Summer (Session 1) The census date is 5 January Summer (Session 2) The census date is 19 January Summer (Session 3) The census date is 22 January Winter School The census date is 6 July GRADUATION If passing your Summer or Winter School subject(s) means that you will have completed all the requirements for your degree or diploma, please notify your faculty that you are expecting to graduate after completing Summer or Winter School.
10 16 WITHDRAWAL POLICY 17 You can withdraw from your Summer or Winter School subject(s) up until 4pm on the last day of the teaching period for that subject. However, depending on the withdrawal date, there may be an academic penalty If you wish to withdraw from a subject, you need to notify the Summer School in writing by To apply for a refund of your tuition fees (only applicable if you withdraw before the census date), you need to fill in a refund form, available online at sydney.edu.au/summer Please note it can take up to four weeks for us to process your refund. WITHDRAWALS BEFORE THE CENSUS DATE If you withdraw from a Summer or Winter School subject before 4pm on the relevant census date, you will receive a refund of your tuition fee. The census dates are: Summer 5 January 2014 Summer 19 January 2015 Summer 22 January 2015 Winter School 6 July 2015 WITHDRAWALS AFTER THE CENSUS DATE If you withdraw from a Summer or Winter School subject after 4pm on the relevant census date, you will not receive a refund of your tuition fee. ACADEMIC PENALTIES INCURRED ON WITHDRAWAL If you withdraw from a Summer or Winter School subject before 4pm on the relevant census date, the subject will not be recorded on your academic transcript. If you withdraw after the relevant census date but before half of the teaching period for that subject has passed, you will receive a penalty of discontinue-not-fail. If you withdraw after half of the teaching period for that subject has passed, up until the end of the teaching period, you will receive a penalty of discontinue-fail. You cannot discontinue after the end of the teaching period. TRANSFERRING BETWEEN S Students on a waiting list may transfer between subjects at any time before the commencement of the class. For all other students, transfers must be completed a week before classes begin. No transfers will be allowed after the class commences. WHAT IS THE TEACHING PERIOD? This is defined in hours from the first day to the last day of classes (as published on the Summer School website), excluding any final examination or assessment. Summer School was university the way it should be. My class size was perfect small and interactive and the intensive structure really helped me to understand and enjoy the content. The chance to catch up on some units of study in a great environment and enjoy the campus and the libraries, almost all to myself, was fantastic. James Evans Bachelor of Arts
11 18 FOR 19 YOUR DIARY SUMMER SCHOOL WINTER SCHOOL 29 JUNE 24 JULY 2015 APPLICATIONS OPEN CENSUS FOR WITHDRAWALS APPLICATIONS OPEN Undergraduate subjects from all faculties 1 October 2014 No tuition fee refunds will be made after these dates All undergraduate and postgraduate subjects 11 May 2015 All postgraduate subjects from all faculties APPLICATIONS CLOSE Scholarship applications close Summer (Session 1) Summer (Session 2) 1 October November November Summer (Session 3) 6 January 2015 Semester Two results available CLASSES BEGIN from See individual subject timetables for exact dates. Summer (Session 1) Summer (Session 2) 7 January 2015 Summer (Session 3) 12 January 2015 Summer (Session 1) 5 January 2015 Summer (Session 2) 19 January 2015 Summer (Session 3) Last day to withdraw with discontinue-not-fail Last day to withdraw with discontinue-fail Australia Day public holiday Exam period (for most classes) 22 January 2015 <50 percent of teaching period * last day of teaching period * 26 January February 2015 Results available on MyUni from 27 February 2015 Semester One begins 2 March 2015 APPLICATIONS CLOSE Scholarship applications close 9 June 2015 All Winter School subjects 18 June 2015 applications period 13 June June 2015 Classes begin see individual subject timetables for exact starting dates. from 29 June 2015 Census date 6 July 2015 Last day to withdraw with discontinue-not-fail Last day to withdraw with discontinue-fail Exams begin Results available on MyUni <50 percent of teaching period * last day of teaching period * from 20 July 2015 from 31 July 2015 * For the purposes of this policy, the teaching period is defined as the period from the commencement of the first class to the end of the last class (as published on the Sydney Summer School website), excluding any final examination or assessment. I enjoy teaching in the Summer School because it provides an opportunity to engage with law students from a range of different universities. As a learning environment, the Summer School offers the advantage of small class sizes and an intensive teaching mode. Ross Anderson Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)
12 20 ACCOMMODATION, 21 STUDY ABROAD AND STUDENT EXCHANGE AROUND THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY The University of Sydney is located in inner Sydney, surrounded by four diverse cultural communities: Newtown, Glebe, Haymarket and Surry Hills. Newtown is full of cafes, restaurants, pubs and music shops and is home to the Dendy Cinema. Glebe offers cafes and bookshops and its community embraces alternative and new-age interests. Haymarket is the centre of Sydney s Chinese community, with shopping, food and entertainment venues. Surry Hills is home to a youthful, hip community and has a range of pubs and bars, cafes and discount clothing outlets. ACCOMMODATION The University of Sydney provides a range of quality on-campus accommodation for visiting Summer School students at the following locations: Mandelbaum House St Andrew s College St John s College St Paul s College Sancta Sophia College Sydney University Village Wesley College Women s College. The Summer School has negotiated discount accommodation fees with Mandelbaum House, and Wesley College. Wesley is offering: Single room including breakfast for $370 a week Single room without breakfast for $300 a week Enquire online directly at hotelspace.com.au/newtown/ and use the promotion code SUMMERSCHOOL. For more information, visit: sydney.edu.au/summer/summer_winter/ accommodation For general information about accommodation near the University, including a list of nearby hotels and hostels, contact Student Accommodation Services: T F E sydney.edu.au/accommodation STUDY ABROAD AND STUDENT EXCHANGE The Study Abroad Program is a non-award program open to all international students who meet our entry requirements. Study Abroad students participate in regular classes offered at the University of Sydney and pay tuition fees to the University. The University also offers inbound and outbound student exchange programs in undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research programs. We offer these programs to all candidates whose home university has a special arrangement with the University of Sydney. These programs are also non-award. For further information, contact our International Services office. Level 4, Jane Foss Russell Building Darlington Campus T F E E sydney.edu.au/international/study_abroad
13 22 OUR STUDENTS 23 Taking the Summer School course enables me to provide background learning to my core units of study in the Business School and settle into university life with greater ease. In addition to gaining some valuable knowledge, I find myself getting more involved in the thinking process when I was under the guidance of the teacher. Summer School is a great way to make new friends. Jiaying Lin Bachelor of Commerce Winter School was terrific. The block format fitted in well with my other commitments, the intensive tutorials were challenging and allowed extensive interaction, and the lecturer was top notch. Chris Ashton Master of Arts I recommend Summer School to all students. I just wish I had enrolled earlier in my degree. It was easy to enrol and a great way to study. It has allowed me to reduce my workload in my final year at the University. I work full time and had no problems attending the classes and doing the work. Paul-Raymond James Faculty of Arts and Social Science Summer School provides the opportunity for me to finish my undergraduate program earlier. It is ideal for a mature-age student such as myself I get to concentrate on one subject for a targeted amount of time without other life distractions. The library resources are readily available and the teaching is of a high quality. Take up the opportunity if it suits your plans. Anastasia Sim Bachelor of Arts and Science Attending Summer School was a great end to 2013 and fantastic beginning to the new year. The intense nature of the course really helped me to stay on track. Summer School is for those students who are serious about fast-tracking their degree and taking advantage of smaller class sizes. I was fortunate to have a quality lecturer who was so learned in her field. All this made Summer School go even faster. It really gave my motivation a boost and raised my sense of achievement. Even better, summer had only just begun. Mark Smolonogov Master of Human Resource Management I never expected to enrol in Summer School but now it s likely I ll enrol again. The smaller lecture theatre and tutorial classes meant that everyone could get a lot of support. The tutors had more time to provide personalised help for each student and it was such a great environment to learn in. In regular lectures, we can spend too much time blindly copying notes. However, the Summer School lectures were clear, interactive and lively. Our lecturer emphasised the importance of listening instead of trying to copy everything down and struggling to understand the material. As a result, I thoroughly enjoyed my course and was very motivated to achieve my potential. Lauren Mak Bachelor of Science Winter School has been a lifesaver throughout my law degree. I have always needed to work part-time during semester to support my studies and living costs, which meant dropping my study load from four to three subjects. Winter School was a means of making up my dropped fourth subjects during the holidays. Now I m on track to graduate at the end of this year right on time. Kate Hewson Bachelor of Laws I chose to study during Winter and Summer Schools not only because I wanted to fast-track my degree but because it s enjoyable. It also suits my studying habits I learn more when I study intensively. Eunbee Lee Bachelor of Laws I completed the Summer School in Athens and found it to be one of the most enriching experiences of my life. The lecturers were passionate and inspiring. The small number of students greatly increased the positive experience as lecturers could give us one-on-one attention. It was definitely an experience of a lifetime. Emma Horn Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) The intensive classes suited me. I could not spend long periods in Sydney and Summer School enabled me to take classes I would not otherwise have been able to take. The short study periods were perfect for me. Being together for brief, intensive periods pays off in the contacts you make with classmates from varied backgrounds. It was an honour to participate in such classes. Hilary Roots Master of Peace and Conflict Studies Home country: New Zealand
14 24 S OFFERED INTERN PLACEMENTS 25 We offer a wide range of subjects the guide below shows you what s on offer. Bear in mind that new subjects may be added after this handbook is published. For an up-to-date listing with subject descriptions, please visit sydney.edu.au/summer 25 INTERN PLACEMENTS 26 ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND PLANNING 26 Undergraduate 26 ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 26 Undergraduate Anthropology Archaeology Art History and Film Studies Asian Studies Chinese Studies Classics and Ancient History Digital Cultures Economics French Studies Gender and Cultural Studies History International Services office Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies Philosophy Sociology and Social Policy Spanish and Latin American Studies Studies in Religion United States Studies Centre Writing Hub 30 Postgraduate Centre for International Security Studies Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies Classics and Ancient History Digital Cultures Economics English Government and Industrial Relations Media and Communications Performance Studies 31 BUSINESS 31 Undergraduate Business Information Systems Finance International Business 32 Postgraduate Business Information Systems Finance International Business 32 EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK 32 Undergraduate 32 Postgraduate 33 ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES 33 Undergraduate Civil and Mechanical Engineering Information Technology 33 Postgraduate Information Technology 33 HEALTH SCIENCES 33 Undergraduate Speech Pathology 34 LAW 34 Undergraduate 34 Postgraduate 35 MEDICINE 35 Undergraduate Pharmacology 35 SCIENCE 35 Undergraduate Biological Sciences Chemistry Geoscience History and Philosophy of Science Mathematics and Statistics Psychology ARTS2600 INTERNSHIP 1 6 credit points Assumed knowledge: Completion of at least two years of university study. In this subject you will produce a project report on issues you encounter during a 15-day internship project, taking into account what you learned in a professional development program designed to provide you with the resources to enhance your intern experience. You will need to attend four workshops that cover: Australian business culture; management styles; cross-cultural business communication; and teamwork and reflective learning. We adopt an interactive approach in workshops to enable students to draw on their own experiences. Please note that this subject is available to incoming Study Abroad students only. ARTS2601 INTERNSHIP 2 6 credit points Assumed knowledge: Completion of at least two years of university study. This is a research based internship. In this subject you will produce a project report on issues you encounter during a 15-day internship project, taking into account what you learned in a professional development program designed to provide you with the resources to enhance your intern experience. The syllabus is based around research practices and skills and attributes needed to succeed in this area. Please note that this subject is available to incoming Study Abroad students only. USSC2605 US STUDIES INTERNSHIP 6 credit points This unit is available only to students accepted into the United States Studies Centre s internship program. You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real world problems through a unique internship placement in a US-based or affiliated business, government or non-government organisation located in Australia. The unit provides academic support for students to discuss and refine research approaches and questions about issues arising from the placement.
15 26 COURSE LIST 27 For subject descriptions, visit sydney.edu.au/summer ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND PLANNING UNDERGRADUATE DAAE2005 Designing with Colour 1 DAAE2009 Designing Effective Visual Communications DESA1004 Designing with Surfaces and Lighting ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES UNDERGRADUATE ANTHROPOLOGY ANTH1001 Culture and Difference ANTH2623 Gender: Anthropological Studies ARCHAEOLOGY ARCA1001 Ancient Civilisations ART HISTORY AND FILM STUDIES ARHT1002 Modern Times: Art and Film ASIAN STUDIES ASNS2670 Mass Media in East Asia CHINESE STUDIES CHNS1101 Chinese 1A CLASSICS AND ANCIENT HISTORY ANHS2605 Ancient Greek Religion ANHS2606 City of Rome: History and Landscape DIGITAL CULTURES Note: This subject is only available online Note: This subject is only available online Note: This subject is only available online Prerequisites: 18 junior credit points, 6 of which need to come from Anthropology Prerequisites: 12 credit points from junior Asian Studies or other subjects listed in Table A from the Faculty of Arts and Social Science Handbook Prerequisites: Waived for Summer School unit Prerequisites: Waived for Summer School unit ECONOMICS ECON1001 Introductory Microeconomics ECON1002 Introductory Macroeconomics ECOP1001 Economics as a Social Science ECOP2011 Economic Theories of Modern Capitalism ECOS2001 Intermediate Microeconomics ECOS2002 Intermediate Macroeconomics ECOS3007 International Macroeconomics FRENCH STUDIES FRNC1601 Junior French 1 (Beginners) FRNC1602 Junior French 2 (Beginners) GENDER AND CULTURAL STUDIES GCST2604 Sex, Violence and Transgression GCST2607 Bodies, Sexualities, Identities GCST2612 Youth Cultures Prerequisites: ECOP1001 and either ECOP1003 or ECOP1004 Prerequisites: ECON1001 or BUSS1040 Corequisites: ECMT1010 or BUSS1020 Prohibitions: ECON2001, ECOS2901, ECON2901 Prerequisites: ECON1002 Corequisites: ECMT1020 Prohibitions: ECON2002, ECOS2902, ECON2902 Prerequisites: ECOS2002 or ECON2002 or ECOS2902 or ECON2902 Prohibitions: ECON3007 Prerequisites: FRNC1611 or equivalent Assumed knowledge: One semester of University French Beginners or equivalent Prerequisites: 18 junior credit points Prerequisites: 18 junior credit points Prerequisites: 18 junior credit points ARIN2620 Cyberworlds Prerequisites: 18 junior credit points
16 For subject descriptions, visit sydney.edu.au/summer HISTORY HSTY2611 High Renaissance HSTY2616 Human Rights Revolution HSTY2677 Australia Politics and Nation INTERNATIONAL SERVICES OFFICE ARTS2600 Internship 1 ARTS2601 Internship 2 HEBREW, BIBLICAL AND JEWISH STUDIES Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points from History, Ancient History or Asian studies Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points from History, Ancient History or Asian Studies Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points from History or Ancient History or Asian Studies Assumed knowledge: Completion of at least two years of university study. Note: This subject is available to incoming Study Abroad students only. See page 25. Assumed knowledge: Completion of at least two years of university study. See page 25. SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL POLICY SCLG1001 Introduction to Sociology 1 SCLG2604 Social Inequity in Australia SCLG2626 Sociology of Religion SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES SPAN1621 Spanish Level 1 STUDIES IN RELIGION RLST1002 Gods, Deities and Demons Prerequisites: SCLG1001 and SCLG1002 Assumed knowledge: One year (ie, two semesters) of Introductory Sociology Prerequisites: SCLG1001 and SCLG1002 JCTC2607 Israel in the Modern Middle East RLST2620 Religion and Violence, Faith and Blood Prerequisites: 12 units in Religion unless a waiver is obtained from the department PHILOSOPHY UNITED STATES STUDIES CENTRE PHIL2617 Practical Ethics PHIL2626 Philosophy and Psychoanalysis PHIL2647 Philosophy of Happiness Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points USSC2605 US Studies Internship WRITING HUB WRIT1000 Writing: Style and Method WRIT1001 Writing and Rhetoric Academic Essays Note: This unit can be taken only by students accepted into the United States Studies Centre s internship program. See page 25. Assumed knowledge: university-level English language and literacy Assumed knowledge: strong competence in spoken and written English WRIT2002 Advanced Writing and Research Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points Assumed knowledge: strong competence in spoken and written English
17 For subject descriptions, visit sydney.edu.au/summer ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES POSTGRADUATE CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES CISS6011 Special Topics In International Security CENTRE FOR PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES PACS6913 Conflict in Organisations PACS6928 Community Mediation PACS6934 Conflict-Sensitive Development Practice CLASSICS AND ANCIENT HISTORY ANHS6901 Ancient Rome: Space and Power DIGITAL CULTURES ARIN6902 Internet Governance ECONOMICS ECON5001 Microeconomic Theory ECON5002 Macroeconomic Theory ENGLISH ENGL6970 Reading Magazines GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS GOVT6311 Issues In Public Policy Assumed knowledge: Some negotiation and conflict resolution understanding Prerequisites: PACS6911 or DVST6904 or relevant professional/academic experience as assessed by the course coordinator Prerequisites: waived for Summer School unit. Prerequisites: completed undergraduate degree, preferably including some study in the humanities. Assumed knowledge: basic familiarity with the internet. Prerequisites: completed undergraduate degree Prohibitions: ECON5003, ECON5000 Prerequisites: completed undergraduate degree Prohibitions: ECON5003 Prerequisites: GOVT6316 or equivalent MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS MECO6900 News Writing PERFORMANCE STUDIES PRFM2601 Being There: Theories of Performance PFRM2602 Performance, Production and Interpretation BUSINESS UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation INFS2001 IS for Performance Improvement FINANCE FINC2011 Corporate Finance I FINC2012 Corporate Finance II FINC3017 Investments and Portfolio Management INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IBUS2101 International Business Strategy late Prerequisites: undergraduate degree, preferably Including some study in the humanities Prerequisites: 18 junior credit points from Table A units of study in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook Prerequisites: 18 junior credit points from Table A units of study in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook Prerequisites: INFS1000 or INFO1000 or INFO1003 or ISYS1003 Assumed knowledge: (ECMT1010 or BUS1020), and BUSS1040 or (ECON1001 and ECON1002) Prerequisites: FINC2011 Prerequisites: FINC2011 Assumed knowledge: FINC2012 Corporate Finance, Basic Statistics, Calculus and Microeconomics
18 For subject descriptions, visit sydney.edu.au/summer BUSINESS POSTGRADUATE BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS INFS5001 Project Management FINANCE FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance FINC6001 Intermediate Corporate Finance INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ACCT6002 International Accounting IBUS6001 International Business Strategy IBUS6002 Cross-cultural Management IBUS6016 Social Entrepreneurship EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK UNDERGRADUATE EDGU1003 Diet and Nutrition for Health and Sport EDGD2000 Teaching English Internationally EDGU3000 Teaching English Internationally EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK POSTGRADUATE EDUH4052 Learning in Outdoor Education Assumed knowledge: basic mathematics and/or basic accounting knowledge Prerequisites: FINC5001 Prerequisites: ACCT 5001 Assumed knowledge: ACCT6001 Assumed knowledge: IBUS5003 Assumed knowledge: IBUS5002 or 24 credit points at postgraduate level Prerequisites: 48 credit points ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES UNDERGRADUATE CIVIL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ENGG1802 Engineering Mechanics ENGG2005 Engineering Studies C INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ENGG1801 Engineering Computing Prerequisites: Faculty approval Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Extension Prerequisites: Faculty approval; Special Project specified for individual requirements ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES POSTGRADUATE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES COMP5705 IT Short Project ENGG5802 Foundations of Engineering Mechanics INFO5060 Data Analysis and Business Intelligence HEALTH SCIENCES UNDERGRADUATE SPEECH PATHOLOGY CSCD1034 Linguistics, Phonetics and Articulation Prerequisites: departmental permission is required Prerequisites: departmental permission is required Assumed knowledge: sound knowledge of formal, traditional grammar (if you don t have this, we encourage you to undertake the grammar bridging course).
19 For subject descriptions, visit sydney.edu.au/summer LAW UNDERGRADUATE Note: all enrolments are subject to approval by the Sydney Law School LAWS1015 Contracts LAWS1021 Public Law LAWS2012 Introduction to Property and Commercial Law LAWS2014 Corporations Law LAWS2015 Equity LAWS2016 Evidence LAWS3412 Australian Income Tax Law LAWS3428 Media Law: Defamation and Privacy LAW POSTGRADUATE Prerequisites: LAWS1006/5000 Prerequisites: LAWS1006 Prerequisites: LAWS1006/5008 Prerequisites: LAWS2012/5008 Prerequisites: LAWS1014 Note: all enrolments are subject to approval by the Sydney Law School. LAWS5002 Contracts LAWS5007 Public Law LAWS5008 Introduction to Property and Commercial Law LAWS5013 Evidence LAWS5014 Corporations Law LAWS5015 Equity Prerequisites: LAWS1006, Torts (LAWS1012) Prerequisites: LAWS1006/5000 Prerequisites: LAWS1006/LAWS5000 Prerequisites: LAWS1006/LAWS5000 Prerequisites: LAWS1014/5003 Prerequisites: LAWS2012/5008 LAWS5112 Australian Income Tax Law LAWS5128 Media Law: Defamation and Privacy LAWS5360 Independent Research Project for LLB and JD MEDICINE UNDERGRADUATE PHARMACOLOGY PCOL2555 Essentials of Pharmacology SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES BIOL1001 Concepts in Biology BIOL1003 Human Biology CHEMISTRY CHEM1101 Chemistry 1A CHEM1102 Chemistry 1B GEOSCIENCE GEOS1003 Introduction to Geology Prerequisites: LAWS1006, LAWS1012 Prohibitions: LAWS3900 Note: This subject involves a research project conducted independently by the student over summer. Students must be entering their final year of an LLB or JD and have a weighted average mark of 70 percent or above. Assumed knowledge: 6 credit points of junior Biology, 6 credit points of junior Chemistry Assumed knowledge: HSC two-unit Biology Assumed knowledge: HSC two-unit Biology It is recommended that BIOL1001 be taken concurrently with this unit of study. Assumed knowledge: HSC Chemistry 6 Prerequisites: CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1612 Assumed knowledge: HSC Chemistry HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE HPSC2100 The Birth of Modern Science HPSC2101 What is this thing called Science
20 For subject descriptions, visit sydney.edu.au/summer MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS MATH1001 Differential Calculus MATH1002 Linear Algebra MATH1003 Integral Calculus and Modelling 3 Summer 3 Summer 3 Summer Prohibitions: MATH1901, MATH1011, MATH1906, MATH1111 Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 Note: MATH1001 offers a thorough preparation for further study in mathematics and statistics. It is a core unit of study providing three of the 12 credit points required by the Faculty of Science; it is also a junior level requirement for courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies. Prohibitions: MATH1902, MATH1012, MATH1014 Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Note: MATH1002 is a core unit of study that provides three of the 12 credit points required by the Faculty of Science; it is also a junior level requirement for courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies. Prohibitions: MATH1903, MATH1013, MATH1907 Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 Note: MATH1003 is a core unit of study that provides three of the 12 credit points required by the Faculty of Science, as well as being a junior level requirement for courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies. MATH1013 Mathematical Modelling MATH2061 Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus MATH2065 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations PSYCHOLOGY PSYC1001 Psychology 1001 PSYC1002 Psychology Summer Prohibitions: MATH1903, MATH1003, MATH1907 Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Note: This unit is designed for science students who do not intend to undertake higher-year mathematics and statistics. Prerequisites: (MATH1001 or MATH1011 or MATH1901 or MATH1906) and (MATH1002 or MATH1014 or MATH1902) and (MATH1003 or MATH1903 or MATH1907) Prohibitions: MATH2001, MATH2901, MATH2002, MATH2961, MATH2067 Prerequisites: (MATH1001 or MATH1011 or MATH1906) and MATH1002 or MATH1014 or MATH1902) and (MATH1003 or MATH1903 or MATH1907) Prohibition: MATH2205, MATH2905, MATH2965, MATH2961, MATH2067 MATH1004 Discrete Mathematics 3 Summer Prohibitions: MATH1904, MATH2011, MATH2069, MATH2969 Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics MATH1005 Statistics 3 Summer Prohibitions: MATH1905, MATH1015 Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Note: This is a core unit of study that provides three of the 12 credit points required by the Faculty of Science, as well as being a junior level requirement for courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies. MATH1011 Applications of Calculus 3 Summer Prohibitions: MATH1901, MATH1001, MATH1906, MATH1111 Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics Note: This unit is designed for science students who do not intend to undertake higher-year mathematics and statistics.