COVID-19 Transitional Arrangements for Science Students

T3 Class Timetable Options

In Term 3 2020 Science is offering a combination of online and face to face options. Where we can, a fully online option will be available for students who cannot or do not want to return to campus. However, a few courses will have a compulsory face to face component. 

Please click here for a document containing the teaching modes for all Term 3 courses taught within Science, and instructions on how to class register for them. 

If you cannot study on campus, and any of your core courses require compulsory face-to-face engagement in Term 3, please contact us

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2020 Course Offering Changes

Most science courses will be offered in the same term as originally planned. However, a few necessary changes have been made to accommodate students commencing their program in T2, and a small number of other courses have been cancelled due to issues such as travel restrictions or suitability for online delivery.

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Updates by School

Other than a few cancelled courses (listed above) BEES courses will run in fully online mode in T2, 2020 (including labs). However, field trips and excursions will be impacted, dependent on social distancing guidelines and travel restriction developments throughout the year.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.

New online biotechnology course opportunities for Terms 2 and 3

Due to COVID-19, BABS has decided to offer undergraduate students the opportunity to take two fully on-line courses that have been developed for the new UNSW Graduate Certificate in Commercial Biotechnology.  The classes are delivered in a flexible asynchronous yet interactive manner, with class and group discussions, and opportunities to discuss course concepts and case study examples with industry experts. Students will be assessed on their ability to prepare professional business analyses and strategic reports, with no final exams. Both courses are open to students with a minimum of 72 UOC of a bioscience based undergraduate degree.

 

Term 2: BABS7010 Introduction to Biotechnology Commercialisation 

(Note: can be substituted for BABS3071 Commercial Biotechnology in the Biotechnology major or program.  Cannot be taken by students who have completed or plan to take BABS3071)

During the course, students are introduced to the issues and challenges facing leaders of public and private sector organizations, and communities seeking to achieve shared goals within the global biotechnology industry. The course brings together diverse academic science and business disciplines (science, regulatory affairs, marketing, finance, legal, ethics, communication, and intellectual property management). It explores how these disciplines can be used as powerful tools to create effective leadership, and productive collaborations within the global industry, while improving managerial decision making. The course provides an overview of the global industry, its infrastructure, and the barriers and opportunities with specific attention to the US, European Australasian and Asian markets.

 

Term 3: BABS7020 Biotechnology Commercialisation Strategy in Australia and Asia

(suitable as a free elective)

Through case studies, this course explores how scientific discovery is developed into intellectual property and how product and service opportunities based on this IP are identified and evaluated for commercial potential.  Using real IP for platform technologies, students will identify, define, strategize and prioritise pipelines for commercialisation in the major markets of the US and Europe.  The analysis will include a commercialisation strategy address Australasian and Asian markets.

OPTM2233, OPTM3133, OPTM6411 and OPTM6421 all have theoretical as well as compulsory practical components. In 2020, due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), each of these courses has been modified to offer theoretical components online and, when possible, to offer some practical material online instead of practical classes. However, there are some components of the practical classes that must be taught face-to-face. 

If you enrol in one or more of these courses in T2, 2020, you will need to successfully complete the theoretical components during T2 and complete the compulsory practical components and any related assessments when we return. The return date is uncertain at this time. For these courses only, your ‘grade’ at the end of T2 will be ‘EC’ meaning ‘enrolment continuing,’ which means that the course is taken over more than one teaching period and the assessment will be finalised in a later teaching period. 

After successfully completing the practical components of the course, the numerical mark (determined by the theoretical component) and standard grade (FL, PS, CR, DN, or HD) will be released. You will not receive credit for completing these courses until all required practical skills have been successfully achieved. 

More details will be provided to you when the return date is more certain. 

Internal Program Transfer adjustments

If you were enrolled in any courses in Term 1, 2020 where the grading basis was changed to an ungraded SY, the Science Faculty will apply the following adjusted criteria to allow for the fact that you may have had a chance to increase your average marks, or may not have been able to satisfy all program-specific criteria.

Program Minimum requirement Term availability Program specific criteria
Code Name WAM UOC1 T1 T2 T3
3956 Advanced Mathematics (Honours) 70 36 Yes No Yes Must also have minimum WAM of 75 in MATH courses and completed a minimum of 12 UOC in MATH courses.
3949 Advanced Mathematics (Hons) / Arts 70 36 Yes No Yes Must also have minimum WAM of 75 in MATH courses and completed a minimum of 12 UOC in MATH courses.
3781 Advanced Mathematics (Hons) / Computer Science 70 36 Yes No Yes Must also have minimum WAM of 75 in MATH courses and completed a minimum of 12 UOC in MATH courses.
3761 Advanced Mathematics (Hons) / Engineering (Hons) 70 36 Yes No Yes Must also have minimum WAM of 75 in MATH courses and completed a minimum of 12 UOC in MATH courses. Applicants from outside the Faculty of Engineering should have passed MATH1131 (or equivalent) and have a background in HSC Physics or equivalent.
3962 Advanced Science (Honours) 70 36 Yes Yes Yes Must have completed at least 12 UOC of Science courses (as defined by Table 1)
3948 Advanced Science (Hons) / Arts 70 36 Yes Yes Yes Must have completed at least 12 UOC of Science courses (as defined by Table 1)
3782 Advanced Science (Hons)/ Computer Science 70 36 Yes No Yes Must have completed at least 12 UOC of Science courses (as defined by Table 1)
3762 Advanced Science (Hons) / Engineering (Hons) 70 36 Yes No Yes Must have completed at least 12 UOC of Science courses (as defined by Table 1). Applicants from outside the Faculty of Engineering should have passed MATH1131 (or equivalent) AND a background in HSC Physics or equivalent.
3938 Advanced Science (Hons) / Social Research and Policy 70 36 Yes No Yes Must have completed at least 12 UOC of Science courses (as defined by Table 1)
3980 Aviation (Flying) 65 36 Yes No Yes Applicant must: (A) have passed an interview, (B) hold a Class 1 Aviation Medical Certificate, (C) have passed MATH1031, MATH1041, PHYS1149, PHYS1211, AVIA1901 and AVEN1920.
3981 Aviation (Management) 57 36 Yes Yes Yes  
3053 Biotechnology (Honours) 60 36 Yes No Yes Must have completed at least 12 UOC of Science courses (as defined by Table 1)
3959 Data Science and Decisions 65 36 Yes Yes Yes Must have completed at least 36 UOC, and completed at least 12 UOC of Science courses (as defined in program 3970)
3965 Environmental Management 57 36 Yes Yes Yes Must have completed at least 12 UOC of Science courses (as defined by Table 1)
3955 Environmental Management / Arts 65 36 Yes Yes Yes Must have completed at least 12 UOC of Science courses (as defined by Table 1) If already enrolled in the non-science component of this dual program, the entry cut-off will be reduced by 5
3966 Life Sciences 57 36 Yes Yes Yes Must have completed at least 12 UOC of Science courses (as defined by Table 1)
3131 Materials Science & Engineering (Honours) 60 36 Yes No Yes Applicants should have a pass mark in MATH1131 (or equivalent) and a background in HSC Physics (or equivalent), however all applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.
3133 Materials Science & Engineering (Hons) / Biomedical Engineering 60 36 Yes No Yes Applicants should have a pass mark in MATH1131 (or equivalent) and a background in HSC Physics (or equivalent), however all applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.
3132 Materials Science & Engineering (Hons) / Chemical Engineering 70 36 Yes No Yes Applicants should also have a pass mark in MATH1131 (or equivalent) and a background in HSC Physics (or equivalent), however all applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.
3134 Materials Science & Engineering (Hons) / Commerce 70 36 Yes No Yes Must have completed at least 12 UOC of Science courses (as defined by Table 1)
3991 Medical Science     No No No  
3999 Medicinal Chemistry (Honours) 65 36 Yes No Yes Must have completed at least 12 UOC of Science courses (as defined by Table 1)
3435 Psychological Science 65 36 Yes Yes Yes Must also have a minimum Psychology WAM of 65, and have completed a minimum of 12 UOC of PSYC core courses that are taken as part of the Psychology major sequence. You must have 24UOC or more left to complete in your current program
3632 Psychology (Honours) 75 36 Yes No No Must also have minimum Psychology WAM of 75, and completed a minimum of 12 UOC in PSYC core courses that are taken as part of the Psychology major sequence. You must have 48UOC or more left to complete in your current program
3970 Science 57 36 Yes Yes Yes Must have completed at least 12 UOC of Science courses (as defined by Table 1)
3987 Science (International)     No No No  
3947 Science / Arts 65 36 Yes Yes Yes Must have completed at least 12 UOC of Science courses (as defined by Table 1) If already enrolled in the non-science component of this dual program, the entry cut-off will be reduced by 5
3937 Science / Social Research and Policy 65 36 Yes No Yes Must have completed at least 12 UOC of Science courses (as defined by Table 1) If already enrolled in the non-science component of this dual program, the entry cut-off will be reduced by 5
3925 Science and Business 65 36 Yes Yes Yes Must have completed at least 12 UOC of Science courses (as defined by Table 1)
3181 Vision Science 70 36 Yes No No  
3182 Vision Science/Clinical Optometry     No No No  
3957 Advanced Science (Hons)/Fine Arts 70 36 Yes Yes Yes Must have completed at least 12 UOC of Science courses (as defined by Table 1) If already enrolled in the non-science component of this dual program, the entry cut-off will be reduced by 5
3958 Science/Fine Arts 65 36 Yes Yes Yes Must have completed at least 12 UOC of Science courses (as defined by Table 1) If already enrolled in the non-science component of this dual program, the entry cut-off will be reduced by 5

Please note:

Some of the programs above include requirements for students to maintain a particular WAM in order to remain enrolled in the program. Where this is the case, the overall WAM entry criteria has not been reduced, however borderline applications will be assessed on a case by case basis, and factors such as recent performance and achievements in core courses will be factored in.