Policies

All students are required to familiarise themselves with the academic policies governing their enrolment and progression.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework students should pay particular attention to:

  • University of Sydney Coursework rules which can be found on the Policy Register

And the following resolutions, which can be found in the Faculty of Science Handbook:

  • Resolutions of the Senate
  • Resolutions of the Faculty of Science for coursework awards
  • Resolutions governing the specific course for Undergraduate students
  • Resolutions governing the specific course for Postgraduate Coursework students

Research students should familiarise themselves with:

  • University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 can be found on the Policy Register

And the following resolutions, which can be found in the Faculty of Science Handbook:

  • Resolutions of the Senate
  • Resolutions governing the specific course

Student Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct has been formulated to provide a clear statement of the University’s expectations of students in respect of academic matters and personal behaviour. All students are required to comply with the requirements set down in the Student Code of Conduct.

A full version of the Student Code of Conduct is available on the Policy Register, on the University website.

Special Consideration Policy

The Special Consideration process may be available to students who experience serious adverse circumstances that result in absence(s) from class or inability to undertake compulsory, course-related activities. Such circumstances must be fully supported by appropriate documentation.

Applications for special consideration and special arrangements are managed by the University’s Student Administration Services (SAS). Visit the Special Consideration website for information on eligibility and how to apply online.

Student Appeals against Academic Decisions

Student appeals against academic decisions are governed by the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006.

An academic decision is a decision that affects the academic assessment or progress of a person within his or her award course, including a decision:

  • to exclude a student on academic grounds
  • not to readmit or re-enrol a person following exclusion
  • to terminate a student's candidature for a postgraduate award

More information on appeals and the University process is available online on the Academic appeals website.

Please refer to the Faculty of Science: appeals against an academic decision website for further information and to download the Appeals Form.

Simple Extensions

A simple extension is an extension of up to 2 working days which may be granted to a student by the Unit of Study Coordinator, if deemed appropriate. Students seeking extensions of more than 2 working days, must apply for Special Consideration. For more information, refer to the Current Students Website