University of Sydney Handbooks - 2021 Archive

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Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook 2021

The Interdisciplinary Studies handbook lists opportunities for interdisciplinary study, novel skill-building and projects and coursework for Higher Degree by Research students. It includes information on:

  • Table S: a shared pool of more than 100 majors, minors, Advanced Coursework and Honours units of study available to all students undertaking an undergraduate liberal studies degree and selected other degrees. The shared pool areas of study are outlined in alphabetical order.
  • Table O: a collection of units offered in the Open Learning Environment (OLE). These units are designed to enable students to build novel skill combinations and extend their knowledge by exploring other fields of study.
  • Table D (Dalyell stream): specialised Dalyell units and enrichment opportunities offered for high-achieving students (who are known as Dalyell Scholars).
  • Table R (HDR Coursework): postgraduate coursework units in for PhD or Master by Research students to complement their research and career development.
  • Industry and Community Project (ICPUs): projects where students work in multidisciplinary groups on authentic problems and issues. Projects are run in partnership with a broad range of industry, community and government organisations.
  • Sydney Professional Certificates: short qualifications offering professional training and skill development for graduates who wish to update knowledge and skills in specialised and emerging areas within their professional area.
  • Honours: an additional study during which meritorious students build on their undergraduate studies by completing a self-directed research project. This may be integrated into the undergraduate degree or require an additional year of study.

Find a unit outline

Unit of study outlines help you plan your unit choices, organise your studies and assessments, and provide evidence of the topics you have studied.

Unit outlines will be available through Find a Unit Outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.