Faculty of Engineering

Flexible First Year 2016+ / Medical Science (2017)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2017.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Flexible First Year 2016+ / Medical Science (2017)
CP Required: 48
Min FT Duration: 1.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2017, 2016

2. Requirements

To qualify for the award of the combined degree:

(a) For all Bachelor of Engineering combined degrees a candidate must complete 240 credit points and satisfy any additional requirements specified in the following clauses.

(b) Where the requirements specified in the following clauses account for less than the total required credit, candidates must complete additional units of study from the tables relevant to the Bachelor of Engineering as may be necessary to satisfy the requirements of the degree.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering

For the Bachelor of Engineering component of a combined degree:

(a) The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Engineering component of the combined degree are set out in the tables of units of study for the Bachelor of Engineering single degree;

(b) Except where approved, all candidates must complete a minimum of 144 credit points comprising:

(i) 36cp from the Engineering Core Table, including all required units;

(ii) 108cp from the Engineering Stream Core Table pertaining to the specialist stream being undertaken, including all required units;

(c) The Faculty Board may approve, based on appropriate academic justification, a list of approved unit alternatives. These alternatives specify, for particular Engineering stream / combined degree combinations, units within the normal requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering component of the combined degree that can be replaced by specified alternative units that would form part of the normal program for single degree students in that stream.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Medical Science

For the Bachelor of Medical Science component of a combined degree:

(a) The units of study that may be taken are listed in Table IV for the Bachelor of Medical Science from the Faculty of Science.

(b) The mathematics requirement for the Bachelor of Engineering component of the combined degree will also satisfy the mathematics requirements for the Bachelor of Medical Science component.

(c) Candidates must complete 96 credit points of units including:

(i) A minimum of 24 credit points from junior Science units of study, including:

- 12 credit points from Chemistry; and

- MBLG1001/1901/1991 Introductory Molecular Biology and Genetics; and

- 6 credit points of Junior Biology;

(ii) 48 credit points from intermediate Science units of study, comprising:

- 36 credit points of BMED240# units from Table IV (B) for the Bachelor of Medical Science; and

- MBLG2#71 Molecular Biology and Genomics; and

- MBLG2#72 Genetics and Genomics.

(iii) A minimum of 24 credit points of senior Science units of study selected from the Bachelor of Medical Science Table IV (C).

Optional Science Major

The completion of a Science major through selection of appropriate Senior Science units is possible as part of the Engineering/Medical Science combined degree, but not required. Any student who satisfies the requirements of a Science major through the Science units taken as part of the combined degree shall have that major recorded on the Bachelor of Medical Science testamur at the completion of the degree.

Medical Science Honours

Honours in Medical Science requires the completion of one additional full time year of study. Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Medical Science are listed in the resolutions of the Faculty of Science.

Candidates for the award of the Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the Bachelor of Medical Science pass degree.

Engineering Honours Requirements

(a) an EWAM of at least 65 immediately prior to the semester in which a thesis unit of study is first attempted; and

(b) have an EIHWAM of at least 65 at the completion of the degree; and

(c) complete the requirements within a time limit of 5 years for a single Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree or complete the requirements within a time limit of 6 years for a combined Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined degree.

Candidates who satisfy the requirements for the Engineering degree, but who have not satisfied each of Clauses (a), (b) and (c), will qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Engineering degree (i.e. the PASS degree, awarded without Honours).

Advanced units in Maths and Science

Most units of study offered by the Science Faculty on the list of core requirements can be replaced by an equivalent advanced level unit; subject to prerequisite conditions (as required by the Faculty of Science) being met. Students considering doing advanced options should seek advice from their department before enrolling.

Study Abroad

Students undertaking Study Abroad in a particular year of their degree must enrol in the appropriate International Exchange Program units of study as an alternative to a semester`s standard units.

Permission from the relevant Head of School must be sought prior to enrolling in exchange units of study.

Faculty Resolutions

Details of relevant Faculty resolutions are available via the university handbook site at: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from CHEM1101: Chemistry 1A
6 Select from ENGG1800: Introduction to Engineering Disciplines
3 Select from MATH1001: Differential Calculus
6 Select from ENGG1111: Integrated Engineering 1
3 Select from MATH1002: Linear Algebra

Note: ENGG1111 may be replaced by ENGG1061 Advanced Engineering for approved students. MATH1001 and MATH1002 may be replaced by advanced units MATH1901 and MATH1902.

Students choose a stream of engineering to undertake at the end of Semester 1. In semester 2 they then follow the program for that particular engineering stream.

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from CHEM1102: Chemistry 1B
6 Select from ENGG1000: History and Philosophy of Engineering
6 Select from ENGG1802: Engineering Mechanics
3 Select from MATH1005: Statistics
3 Select from MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling

Note: MATH1003 and MATH1005 may be replaced by advanced units MATH1903 and MATH1905.

This semester`s units should only be used as an enrolment guide. The selection of the stream is required at the end of Semester 1, in which case your enrolment should follow the selected Stream. Note that the MATH units will remain regardless of the selected stream.

4. Pathways

No streams/majors defined for this course version.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Engineering Core (Min CP: 18,Max CP: 18)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ENGG1111 Integrated Engineering 1 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1001 Differential Calculus 3 Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1002 Linear Algebra 3 Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1003 Integral Calculus and Modelling 3 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1005 Statistics 3 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1901 Differential Calculus (Advanced) 3 Semester 1
MATH1902 Linear Algebra (Advanced) 3 Semester 1
MATH1903 Integral Calculus and Modelling Advanced 3 Semester 2
MATH1905 Statistics (Advanced) 3 Semester 2

Block 2 - Flexible First Year units (Min CP: 18,Max CP: 30)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ENGG1000 History and Philosophy of Engineering 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG1800 Introduction to Engineering Disciplines 6 Semester 1
ENGG1801 Engineering Computing 6 Semester 1
Summer Late
ENGG1802 Engineering Mechanics 6 Semester 2
Summer Main
Int January
ENGG1813 Engineering Critical Thinking 6 Semester 2

Block 3 - Medical Science Core (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CHEM1101 Chemistry 1A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
CHEM1102 Chemistry 1B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main