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In 2017, Sydney was ranked Australia’s top city for Quality of Life* and the world’s most reputable city, based on levels of trust, esteem, admiration...

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Session A: 26 May - 7 July 2018 Session B: 8 July - 11 August 2018

Short Term - Study Abroad

We’re located on the doorstep of Sydney. You can wander to the Opera House, take a bus to Bondi Beach, ride a train to the Blue Mountains, or hop on

*2017 Mercer survey **2016 World Economic Forum

a flight to explore the Great Barrier Reef or New Zealand! The city of Sydney has numerous cultural events and festivals to keep you entertained throughout your stay. There is plenty happening and many new experiences awaiting you! Visit the City of Sydney What’s On calendar to plan your days: −− whatson.cityofsydney.

In 2017, Sydney was ranked Australia’s top city for Quality of Life* and the world’s most reputable city, based on levels of trust, esteem, admiration and respect by international consumers.**

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Discover Sydney

Study with us

How it works Delivery

Unit of study options

−− Choose from up to 25 intensive units of study −− Same credit points earned per unit, as a full semester −− Airport pickup, orientation, social events and farewell

*Times Higher Education 2017 ** National Union of Students (NUS) 2012, 2013, 2015

Fees −− 1 unit of study: $3,075 AUD −− 2 units of study: $6,150 AUD

#studyatsydney Instagram photo competition entry by Katrine from the University of Bergen, Norway.”

−− Guaranteed accommodation for either 6 weeks (Session A) or 5 weeks (Session B) at $360 AUD per week

The University of Sydney offers the largest selection of units in Australia to Study Abroad students. Each unit of study is taught in an intensive format, while maintaining credit point values and academic integrity. Many unit of study options provide hands-on experiential learning in an Australian cultural context. Students can choose either 1 or 2 units of study in either session, one of which can be our credit-bearing Internship.


Whatever the reason, join us and discover why we’re students’ number one preference!** Ranked 50th in the world in the 2016/17 QS World Rankings and consistently within Australia’s top three universities*, the University of Sydney is a leading research university and is committed to offering the very best teaching and learning environment for our students.

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−− Session B: 8 July – 11 August 2018

Every year, we welcome hundreds of students from around the world to the University of Sydney through our popular Study Abroad Program. While some students are attracted to our world-class academic reputation, others come to experience our vibrant city and student life.

Visit our program web page:

Application deadline −− 31 March 2018 −− For application details: [email protected]

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−− Session A: 26 May – 7 July 2018

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ANTH1001 Cultural Difference An Introduction Anthropology explores and explains cultural difference while affirming the unity of humankind. It provides accounts of cultural specificity that illuminate the world today. Lectures will address some examples of cultural difference from the present and the past. These examples will introduce modern Anthropology, the method of ethnography, and its related forms of social and cultural analysis. ARTS2600 Internship 1 Gain work experience and professional development at an Australian workplace or within a research setting, with a minimum 120 hour placement BIOL2032 Australian Wildlife Biology Australia has a unique assemblage of terrestrial vertebrate faunal species, many of which are found nowhere else on earth (for example, 94% of frog species are found nowhere else). This unit aims to introduce students to the fascinating life of Australia’s diverse and unique vertebrate wildlife fauna which have evolved in isolation from other large land-masses for millions of years. It includes Australian reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals including all three mammalian lineages; monotremes, marsupials and eutherian mammals. We focus on

the unique anatomical, physiological and behavioural adaptations that have enabled our wildlife to survive and thrive within varied Australian ecosystems DECO2010 Designing Social Media This unit provides students with an understanding of principles and technologies relevant to the design of social media, that is, media supporting social interaction. The unit covers the history and theory of social networks, techniques and methods for analysing social media networks, design principles and patterns for the creation of social media applications, and the development and delivery of social media strategy. Students will gain proficiency designing social media platforms and usage scenarios that solve a range of design challenges. Students will participate in, critically review and prototype new forms of sociable media to demonstrate their understanding of the subject matter DECO2101 Visual Communication This unit introduces students to the principles of visual design, including graphic design, colour theory and typography. Students will develop an understanding of how to successfully combine visual elements to effectively communicate an idea or concept, to describe a product, and to represent

DECO2102 Web design and Technologies This unit introduces students to web design and modern web technologies for the purpose of designing and prototyping web-based user interface solutions. Students will learn about design principles and patterns for the web and apply them in practical exercises that involve designing and creating interactive web applications. Students will develop an understanding of web technologies and their role in user experience and interaction design, such as the use of web technologies for prototyping user interfaces. Prototyping techniques covered in this unit include: scripting and mark-up languages for enabling dynamic content and interactive designs, such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript DENT3231 Dental Elective Immersion Program The Dental electives immersion program provides opportunities for overseas dental students to participate in observational and didactic learning experiences within the dental faculty. The students will gain experience and insight into Australia’s contemporary model to oral health care as well as the opportunity to participate in dental research.

ECON1002 Introductory Macroeconomics Introductory Macroeconomics addresses the analysis of the level of employment and economic activity in the economy as a whole. Introductory Macroeconomics examines the main factors that determine the overall levels of production and employment in the economy, including the influence of government policy and international trade. This analysis enables an exploration of money, interest rates and financial markets, and a deeper examination of inflation, unemployment and economic policy. It is assumed that students undertaking this unit will have a prior knowledge of mathematics ECOP1001 Economics as a Social Science Economic concerns are central to modern society and politics. Yet economists are deeply divided in their views about how the economy works and how it could be made to work better. This unit of study explores the principal competing currents of economic thought - classical, neoclassical, institutional, Marxian and

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Units listed are based on previous program offerings and may change. Please check our web page for updated information and to register your interest for 2018.

ENGL2638 Literature and Cinema This unit will examine issues arising from a comparative study of literature and cinema, including: the continuities and discontinuities between the two mediums; the cultural and historical contexts of literary and cinematic texts; authorship, auteurism and aesthetic authority; adaptation and intertextuality; the figurative styles of literature and cinema; narrative and narration in literature and cinema; genre study

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Units of study

visual user interface elements in an interactive product. Using digital image manipulation tools, such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, students will learn how to develop design concepts and how to turn concepts into visual communication materials in the form of digital images

EDUF3034 Australian Theatre, Film and Learning This unit of study examines the Australian identity through an exploration of Australian film, theatre, and television traditional formats and new digital content and delivery platforms. The unit focuses on young Australian playwrights, performers and filmmakers, and the range of learning that takes place through young people’s engagement in, and appreciation of, theatre, film, television and digital content. A variety of genre, formats and

EDUH4052 Learning in Outdoor Education Learning in Outdoor Education examines the nature and significance of the learning that takes place through these experiences. While the unit aims to build knowledge and develop understanding of specific areas of natural significance, its principal focus is the theory and practice surrounding Experiential Education. It does this by examining two different, yet interrelated, modes of learning in and about natural environments through lectures about these places and by experiences in these places. During the course of the unit students will come to know the places they visit through distinctly different learning experiences provided by two field trips. There will be extra costs incurred in the field trips for this unit EDUH4058 Sport and Learning in Australian Culture This unit provides students with a socially critical perspective on the place, meaning and practice of sport in Australian culture. Focused on the range of learning that takes place through youth’s engagement in sport, it examines the practice of sport at levels ranging from elite international sport to grass roots, community-based and school sport. In striving to provide a meaningful educational experience this unit places students’ first hand experiences of Australian sporting culture at the centre of the unit of study through the provision of field trips to relevant sporting events in

Sydney. These experiences of Australian sporting culture are informed by a socially critical examination of sport in Australia through lectures and readings GEOS2115 Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change This unit of study introduces core concepts about how the formation of ocean basins and their influence on climate govern the development of coasts and continental margins. The Unit of Study systematically outlines how these factors have played out to produce, by gradual change, the coasts we see today, as well as the less familiar deposits hidden beneath the sea and coastal lands. The Unit of Study is structured around GIS-based practical sessions and problem-based project work, for which lectures provide the theoretical background HPSC1000 Bioethics Science has given us nearly infinite possibilities for controlling life. Scientists probe the origins of life through research with stem cells and embryos. Science has provided new ways of controlling and manipulating life and death. As a consequence, difficult ethical questions are raised in increasingly complex cultural and social environments. This course will discuss major issues in the ethics of biology and medicine, from gene modification to Dolly the sheep. This unit will be introductory, but a small number of topical issues will be studied in depth HSTY1089 Australia: Conflict and Transformation Australia has been called the ‘quiet continent’, but conflict has been part of its history since 1788. This unit examines

the violence of convict society, frontier conflict and early battles for self-government. It maps the political struggles, contested stories and shifts in Indigenous-settler relations that accompanied the creation of a nation state after 1880, and explores the effects of war on different social groups. Finally, it charts Australia’s cultural and political transformation after 1945 into the post-industrial postcolonial society of today IBUS1102 Cross Cultural Management Critical to effective management in international and multi-cultural business environments is an understanding of cultural differences and how to manage such differences. The aim of this unit of study is to provide conceptual frameworks and evidence from practice that will develop an understanding of the ways in which cultures differ, how these differences can impact management, and how cultural issues can limit organisational effectiveness. The subject is explored from an internal perspective as well as from an external perspective, looking at issues within the company as well as issues between the multinational company and its host environment INDG1001 Introduction to Indigenous Cultures This unit introduces students to Indigenous Australia in a stimulating, in-depth study of traditional and contemporary forms of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural expression. Ranging from the Dreaming and ancient knowledges, ceremony and lore, to the lives and societies of Indigenous peoples today, students learn in areas such Aboriginal kinship,

EDGU1003 Diet and Nutrition for Health and Sport In a world where nutrition advice is commonplace but not always accurate, learning the basics of good nutrition habits is vital for development and growth at all stages of the life cycle. If practiced correctly, nutrition can help prevent disease, assist in reaching health goals, influence sports performance and reach academic outcomes. This elective aims to equip students with the knowledge required to make informed food choices and gain skills in analysing their personal diet and nutrition habits. Topics covered in the unit include the anatomy and physiology of digestion, the link between common diseases and nutrition practices, nutrition for sports performance, practical tips for shopping and cooking and the use of food to improve cognition

delivery are critically examined against the backdrop of Australian historical and sociological perspectives

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Keynesian. It looks at how these rival economic theories shape views about economic policy and the nature of capitalism. This unit provides a solid foundation for subsequent study in political economy

INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation The Digital Economy, with its focus on information as a key business resource, has changed the way Business Information Systems (BIS) are viewed in organisations. This unit is designed to develop your understanding of how businesses operate. It shows how information systems support business operations and management through integration of people, business processes and systems. You will be provided with an introduction to state-of-the art business analysis techniques, frameworks and models to assist in understanding the nature and contribution of BIS in a range of business contexts. With its emphasis on business rather than IT, this unit does not require prior IT-related experience PSYC2010 Brain and Behaviour This Unit of Study examines a range

SCLG2608 The Sociology of Deviance and Difference This unit of study focuses on understanding ‘deviance’ and ‘difference’ from a sociological perspective. The unit covers a range of theories, from classic sociological theories of deviance to more recent critical theories of difference, and explores the key issues involved in this change of term. These theories are employed to explore a series of areas of contemporary debate in society, including youth subcultures, the construction of outsiders, rebellion, the body, and mental health SCLG2623 Sociology of Terror This unit examines the relationship between terrorism and globalisation. Explores themes of massacre, ethnic cleansing, and terrorism in the context of social uncertainty and crises in nation states. Examines the production of victims and the process of cultural symbolisation of the body and the

new social and political imaginaries emerging. Examines the uses of victimhood in trying to escape terror and achieve reconciliation USSC2601 US in the World This unit of study introduces students to the key global transformations of the contemporary era, focusing on the role of the United States from an Australian perspective, amid the challenges posed by: globalisation, free trade, the rise of Islamic extremism, nuclear proliferation, and the emergence of China and India as world powers. The unit is designed to give students the ability to look behind today’s news headlines to understand the underlying forces driving them, particularly the behaviour and views of key policy makers and opinion leaders WORK3201 International Human Resource Management This unit considers the opportunities and challenges associated with managing employees in international and cross-cultural context. Within the context of global labour markets, the unit considers the implications of internationalisation and globalisation for human resource management (HRM),

the difference between domestic and international HRM, and the challenges of cross-cultural management. This unit will provide students with a theoretical understanding of IHRM and cross-cultural management, as well as a practical understanding of the issues and challenges associated with managing employees in international, global and cross-cultural contexts WORK3205 Organisational Communication Communication is integral to many organisational processes; for instance, effective planning, decision-making, negotiation, conflict management, change management and leadership all rely upon effective communication by organisational actors. Drawing on communication research models, theories and case studies, the unit will provide students with insight into how to manage the complexities of contemporary organisational communication. The unit will focus primarily on internal organisational communication and will examine communication processes at various levels: interpersonal (dyadic), group and organisation

INFO1110 Introduction to Programming Programming in a legible, maintainable, reusable way is essential to solve complex problems in the pervasive computing environments. This unit will equip students with foundation of programming concepts that are common to widely used programming languages. Java, one of the most popular programming languages, is used in this unit. It provides interdisciplinary approaches, applications and examples to support students from broad backgrounds such as science, engineering, and mathematics

of phenomena and principles in behaviour, learning and perception, abnormal psychology and their relations to underlying neural substrates. The emphasis in learning is on instrumental conditioning and the principle of reinforcement, ranging from applications of this principle to its neural substrates. A number of perceptual phenomena will be studied, such as motion detection, recognition of faces and chronic pain. The practical classes are designed for students with an interest in clinical and therapeutic Psychology, and will allow students to design and implement a behaviour modification programme

International Human Resource Management students learning in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

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language, story and art, Indigenous agriculture, aquaculture and astronomy, and contemporary Indigenous cultures and cultural currents

We work with companies from a variety of fields including startups, technology firms, financial service providers and not-forprofit organisations. Research placements with University of Sydney academics may also be available, as an alternative to industry internships.

About ARTS2600 Students complete 8 hours of professional development training, 4 reflective assessments, and a minimum of 120 hours with a host organisation. The placement requires no extra fees and students receive a final grade that appears on their University of Sydney transcript.

−− Cancer Council NSW

Placements Recent examples of placements include: −− Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) −− Taronga Conservation Society of Australia

Eligibility Applicants are placed on a best-fit basis. Placement is competitive and based on eligibility criteria, applicability of academic studies (including a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and completion of at least one year of university study) to the placement, and the outcome of a Skype interview. Though every effort is made to place all eligible applicants, placement is competitive and not guaranteed.

“My internship experience has exceeded my expectations! It was a tremendous experience to immerse oneself in another culture and develop a sense of community within Sydney, while exploring and appreciating the culture as well as building my resume. The internship program is one of a kind and I’d do it again in a heartbeat!”

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Short term study abroad students have the opportunity to develop familiarity with the Australian workplace culture while applying their academic learning in real workplace situations. By enrolling in our credit-bearing internship unit of study (ARTS2600), students can enhance their communication, cross-cultural and interpersonal skills, while gaining a competitive advantage in the graduate employment market.

−− Garvan Institute of Medical Research −− Greenpeace −− Property Council NSW −− Rainforest Rescue −− Sydney Story Factory Page 13

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Students who live at Urbanest have access to great facilities and services including: −− Fully furnished apartments with private ensuite bathrooms

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−− 20GB internet/month or 100GB for large studios −− Social and study spaces −− 24/7 security system

−− Gym and yoga room −− Cinema and Games room −− Onside laundry facilities −− Apple IMAC computer stations with unlimited internet Accommodation is guaranteed for students who participate in a 5-6 week program and apply by the accommodation deadline.

Mates Abroad To ease your transition into Sydney student life, promote a multicultural environment and share exciting adventures with new friends, students are encouraged to join our Mates Abroad mentoring program. In this program, you will be paired with an Australian student mentor and benefit from the following opportunities: −− Meet and connect with Aussie mentors pre-arrival via email, and social media

Joining the Mates Abroad program is an excellent way to see the city as a local, while jump-starting your social circle here in Australia: −− matesabroad Social Program The University of Sydney offers a terrific social program for you throughout your stay, including welcome and departure events, a harbour cruise, a learn to surf camp and breakfast with Koalas.

We provide peace of mind to our students by offering guaranteed accommodation with one of our accommodation partners, like Urbanest. Urbanest is a student accommodation complex situated fifteen minutes walk from campus and located on the doorstep of downtown Sydney. Urbanest has their own social calendar and weekly sausage sizzle (BBQ) and pancake breakfast to promote a community atmosphere.

Mates Abroad and Social Program

−− Personal support upon arrival as you settle into Sydney life −− Make new Aussie friends through your mentor’s social circle −− Learn to navigate Sydney public transport with your mentor

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Guaranteed accommodation

If you read only one thing, read this. −− Top 0.3 percent of universities worldwide −− Variety of study options −− Internship placements available −− Guaranteed accommodation −− Mates abroad mentor program −− Amazing social events calendar −− 1 unit of study: $3,075 AUD −− 2 units of study: $6,150 AUD −− Accommodation for 6 weeks: $2,160 AUD


The University of Sydney

−− Application deadline 31 March 2018

Student enquiries [email protected]

Partner enquiries [email protected]

Produced by Global Student Recruitment and Mobility team, the University of Sydney, July 2017. The University reserves the right to make alterations to any information contained within this publication without notice.