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Course Structure

Standard and Intensive Programs

Choose your Foundation Stream and Subjects.

To select the stream and subjects that are relevant to your degree choice at the University of Sydney, follow steps 1 - 5 below.  The selection process applies to both the Standard (40 weeks) and Standard Intensive (30 weeks) options.

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Step 1

Choose the course/s you wish to study at the University of Sydney, check the relevant Stream and recommended electives - open PDF here >

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Step 2

Identify the Compulsory Core subjects in the chosen Area of Study.

Stream
Compulsory Core Subjects
Science/ Engineering & IT/ Health Sciences
- English A & B
- Mathematics (Science) A & B
Economics/ Commerce
- English A & B
- Mathematics (Humanities) A & B
Arts/Media
- English A & B
Music
- English A & B
- Music Core A: Theory & Performance
- Music Core B: Theory & Performance
Visual Art and Design
- English A & B
- Foundations of Visual Art & Design Core A & B
- Foundations of Visual Art & Design Elective A & B

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Step 3

Choose 1 subject from the list of subjects in Group 1. Use the 'Recommended Electives' for each undergraduate course offered to help guide your choice.

Stream
Group 1 Electives
Science/ Engineering & IT/ Health Sciences
- Advanced Mathematics A* & B*
- Biology A* & B*
- Chemistry A* & B
- Information Technology A* & B*
- Physics A* & B*
Economics/ Commerce
- Accounting A* & B
- Economics A* & B*
- Government and Law A* & B
Arts/Media
These subjects are available for the Arts/Media, Music and Visual Art and Design streams.

- Australian Studies A* & B*
- Economics A* & B*
- Foundations of Social Science A* & B
- Government and Law A* & B
- International Studies A* (Politics)
- International Studies B* (Economics)
- Media Studies and Communication A* & B
Music
Visual Art and Design

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Step 4

Choose 1, 2 or 3 subjects from the list of subjects in Group 2. These subjects are available to students in all Streams.

Stream
Group 2 Elective Subjects
Science/ Engineering & IT/ Health Sciences
All subjects in Group 2 are available for each stream.
- Accounting A* & B
- Government and Law A* & B
- Advanced Mathematics A* & B*
- Information Technology A* & B*
- Australian Studies A* & B*
- International Studies A* (Politics)
- Biology A* & B*
- International Studies B* (Economics)
- Chemistry A* & B
- Mathematics (Humanities) A* & B
- Economics A* & B*
- Media Studies and Communication A* & B
- Foundations of Social Science A* & B
- Music Elective A* & B
- Foundations of Visual Art and Design Elective A* & B
- Physics A* & B*
Economics/ Commerce
Arts/Media
Music
Visual Art and Design

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Step 5

A total of 10 subjects (OR 8 subjects plus 2 minors) must be studied. Each subject is studied for 5 hours per week. A minor is a subject only studied for one semester..

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Jessie Angajaya

"The mixture of an enjoyable study environment and a great program at Taylors College helped me to get into the course I always wanted to study at the University of Sydney."
 
USFP graduate 2010
Currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Sydney