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Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) – BPASOCTE5000

Course rules


Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

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 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register:

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course and stream title


Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy


Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) (Honours)

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time only.

3 Admission to candidature

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.

4 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for these courses are set out in the Faculty of Health Sciences:
Table of units of study for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy); and
Table of Undergraduate Elective units of study.
To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a candidate must complete 192 credit points of units of study comprising:
156 credit points of core units; and
36 credit points of elective units, including a minimum of 6 credit points from the Behavioural or Social Sciences and 6 credit points from the Biomedical Sciences.

5 Requirements for the Honours degree

Honours is available to meritorious students who complete an alternative set of units of study in the last three semesters of the program. Admission to the Honours program is by permission of the program coordinator after the completion of Second Year. Entry to the Honours program is based on performance during years 1 and 2 of the course. Selection of students into the Honours program is competitive and based on the student's Weighted Average Mark (WAM).
To qualify for the award of the honours degree a candidate must complete the requirements for the pass degree but include the alternative 54 credit points of honours units of study listed in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Table of units of study.

6 Award of the degree

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) is awarded at either Pass or Honours level. The honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree, who do not meet the requirements, may be awarded the pass degree if they have completed the requirements for that award.

7 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that the requirements are completed by 1 January, 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.