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Coronavirus (2019-ncov) infection: University of Sydney advice

February 10, 2020

 

Latest updates

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Friday 7 February

  • All classes will go ahead as planned for students who are on campus and able to attend.
  • There will be remote learning options for many courses, for students unable to attend classes on campus
  • Only two courses (Master Commerce and Master of Professional Accounting) have a delayed start date of 9 March, and will finish on time at end of Semester 1. This applies to all students in these degrees only.
  • All students should check their inbox, and visit our website for more updates.

Wednesday 5 February

  • The last date that affected students should be on campus to join their classes is now Monday 30 March (extended from 9 March). If you haven’t done so already please complete your enrolment and plan your units of study.
  • We have established a dedicated hotline to provide you with advice and support during this uncertain time.
  • We are working to confirm online or remote teaching arrangements where possible, so you can commence your Semester 1 studies if you are unable to join us on campus for the first two weeks of semester.

Affected students

The Australian Government has suspended travel from all of mainland China to Australia. This means that you will not be allowed to enter Australia for 14 days from the time that you have left or transited through mainland China.

This travel suspension applies to everyone except Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate families members (spouses, legal guardians or dependants only) until further notice.

The University is committed to doing all we can to help you continue your studies, and will be providing you with updates as they become available.

 

Course-specific information

We have made special study arrangements to some courses for students who are unable to be on campus. For all other students, classes will go ahead as usual.  Further detail on the delivery of these programs will be provided in the coming days.

These online and remote arrangements are available for students who are unable to attend classes; scheduled classes will go ahead for students who are not impacted. All students who are on campus are expected to attend classes as usual.

If your course is not one of those listed above, we are working on solutions for you to access remote and flexible learning arrangements to enable you to begin Semester 1 classes remotely before joining your class on campus by Monday 30 March.

Arrangements will vary from course to course and may depend on whether you are a new student or continuing student. We will continue to update this list as arrangements are confirmed.

The following information only applies to students directly impacted by the current travel restrictions from China and who are unable to attend classes in Sydney. For more detailed information and updates please check the Canvas site for your unit of study.

Bachelor of Design in Architecture; Bachelor of Architecture/Masters of Architecture; Bachelor of Architecture and Environments

Commencing and continuing students

  • Remote and flexible learning arrangements to enable you to begin Semester 1 classes will be available in core units for the first five weeks. There are also three units offered as electives that are delivered online.
  • If you cannot attend classes in person by Monday March 30, core units will be offered as summer and winter intensives so as to not impact progression.
Bachelor of Design Computing; Bachelor of Design Computing (Advanced Studies)

Years 1 & 2

  • Remote and flexible learning arrangements to enable you to begin Semester 1 classes will be available in core units for the first five weeks. There are also three units offered as electives that are delivered online.
  • If you cannot attend classes in person by Monday March 30, you will need to defer your studies until Semester 2. However, it may be possible with a combination of normal studies and summer and winter school to still complete at the time you initially expected.

Final year students – Bachelor of Design Computing Year 3; Bachelor of Design Computing (Advanced Studies) Year 4

  • Remote and flexible learning arrangements to enable you to begin Semester 1 classes will be available in core units for the first five weeks. There are also three units offered as electives that are delivered online.
  • If you cannot attend classes in person by Monday March 30, the School will be offering intensive units for you to catch up in June/July, 2020 (this would work as 2 units of study in each period) as well as online units to meet your elective requirements. That means you will be able to continue your enrolment as normal and graduate at the end of 2020.
Postgraduate programs: Architectural Science; Design; Heritage; Interaction Design and Electronic Arts; Master of Architecture; Urban and Regional Planning; Urban Design; Urbanism
  • Remote and flexible learning arrangements to enable you to begin Semester 1 classes will be available in core units for the first five weeks. There are also three units offered as electives that are delivered online.
  • If you cannot attend classes in person by Monday March 30, you will need to defer your studies until Semester 2. However, it may be possible with a combination of normal studies and summer and winter school to still complete at the time you initially expected.

Further information for students on timetabling and other requirements will be provided as details are confirmed.

 

This information applies to all students in these degrees only. The University of Sydney Business School will contact these students with more details soon.

Further information about how we will support your learning in the initial weeks of semester, assessments, and course coordinator contact details will also be updated on the Canvas site for each unit soon. If you have not yet selected your units and classes, please do as soon as possible so that we can determine the best support for your studies.

Master of Commerce
  • Start of semester delayed for two weeks. Week 1 will be 9th March.
  • Semester will commence with remote teaching arrangements in weeks 1-3 for those unable to attend on campus.
  • Semester will finish in the usual time.
Master of Professional Accounting
  • Start of semester delayed for two weeks. Week 1 will be 9th March.
  • Semester will commence with remote teaching arrangements in weeks 1-3 for those unable to attend on campus.
  • Semester will finish in the usual time.
This applies to all students in these degrees only. The University of Sydney Business School will contact these students with more details.

The following information only applies to students directly impacted by the current travel restrictions from China and who are unable to attend classes in Sydney. For more detailed information and updates please check the Canvas site for your unit of study.

Master of Project Management
  • Online delivery available for all of Semester 1.
Master of Data Science
  • All units of study will be available online for weeks 1-5.
Master of IT
  • All units of study will be available online for weeks 1-5.
Master of IT Management
  • All units of study will be available online for weeks 1-5.
Master of IT/Master of IT Management
  • All units of study will be available online for weeks 1-5.

The following information only applies to students directly impacted by the current travel restrictions from China and who are unable to attend classes in Sydney. For more detailed information and updates please check the Canvas site for your unit of study.

Juris Doctor (commencing students)
  • Three units will be offered remotely with online support and resources: LAWS5000 Foundations of Law, LAWS5001 Torts and LAWS5003 Civil and Criminal Procedure. Remote classes will start from 24 February 2020.
  • Additionally, LAWS5002 Contracts will be taught on campus as an intensive unit in June.
Juris Doctor (continuing students)
  • Students returning to year 2 or 3 of the JD program will be able to access online teaching during the first 5 weeks of the program (up to 27th March). JD2 students unable to join the program in person from 30th March will be required to defer enrolment until S2.  These students will be offered the Intro to Property and Commercial Law unit (LAWS5008) as a winter school intensive so as not to impact progression.

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