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University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

The University of Sydney is Australia’s oldest university. Founded in 1850 on the principle of providing people from all backgrounds with the opportunity to realise their potential to make a positive impact in the world through education. The University of Sydney is one of the first universities in the world to admit students on academic merit and today, the University is regularly ranked in the world’s top 50 universities, reflecting a reputation for leadership in research and education.

The University conducts cutting-edge research across the broadest range of disciplines of any Australian university – more than 400 areas of study and is home to a cluster of research centres of the highest calibre that support multidisciplinary, collaborative projects. The University of Sydney also partner with industry, government, non-profit and community organisations to answer the biggest questions facing society, business and our communities, both Australia and abroad.

It is a truly global institution with 70,000 students from more than 140 countries, 350,000 alumni in more than 170 countries and over 250 exchange partners in more than 40 countries. The University has been proud to welcome students and scholars from the Asia-Pacific region and has a strong commitment to providing a full and enriching student experience for each one.

Website: www.sydney.edu.au

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants to VSE courses offered at University of Sydney are required to fulfill the following English language proficiency requirements set by University of Sydney:

Please refer to https://www.sydney.edu.au/study/how-to-apply/international-students/english-language-requirements.html for details.

You should make sure that you met the above requirements before applying. For enquiries, please consult the VSE Coordinator at University of Sydney.




Course Offerings for the semester from January to August 2021

APPLICATION CLOSED

Students must submit an application online before:
January 11, 2021 12:00nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)

Home universities must submit the list of endorsed students to VSE Central Office before:
January 12, 2021 12:00nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)



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Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentMathematics and Statistics Academic Operations
Course TeacherDr. Di Warren
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassMar 1, 2021
Last Day of ClassJun 4, 2021
Course ComponentLectureLaboratory
Mode of TeachingAsynchronousSynchronous
Meeting Time-TBA
Time ZoneUTC+11 (before Apr 4); UTC+10 (from Apr 4)
Restrictions-
Course Description DATA1001 is a foundational unit in the Data Science major. The unit focuses on developing critical and statistical thinking skills for all students. Does mobile phone usage increase the incidence of brain tumours? What is the public's attitude to shark baiting following a fatal attack? Statistics is the science of decision making, essential in every industry and undergirds all research which relies on data. Students will use problems and data from the physical, health, life and social sciences to develop adaptive problem solving skills in a team setting. Taught interactively with embedded technology, DATA1001 develops critical thinking and skills to problem-solve with data. It is the prerequisite for DATA2002.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentGovernment and International Relations
Course TeacherProf. Megan Mackenzie
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassMar 1, 2021
Last Day of ClassJun 4, 2021
Course ComponentLectureLaboratoryTutorial
Mode of TeachingAsynchronousAsynchronousAsynchronous
Meeting Time---
Time ZoneUTC+11 (before Apr 4); UTC+10 (from Apr 4)
Restrictions-
Course Description This unit provides students with a foundational understanding in two key areas of international relations. First students will gain an understanding of the history of the international political and economic system, and the forces, events, and processes that have shaped the contemporary international system. Second, students will be introduced to the main theories of international relations and explore how these help explain the forces that shape international relations.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentInternational Business
Course TeacherConnie C.S. Chan
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassMar 1, 2021
Last Day of ClassJun 4, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingAsynchronousSynchronous
Meeting Time-TBA
Time ZoneUTC+11 (before Apr 4); UTC+10 (from Apr 4)
Restrictions-
Course Description Critical to effective management in international and multicultural business environments is an understanding of cultural differences and how to manage those differences. This unit provides conceptual frameworks and evidence from practice that develops an understanding of the ways in which cultures differ, how these differences can impact management, and how cultural issues can limit organisational effectiveness. Strategies for managing and harnessing cultural differences are also evaluated. The subject matter 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. Major topics include the significance of culture in international management; the meaning and dimensions of culture; comparative international management styles; managing communication across cultures; global business ethics; cross-cultural negotiations; cross-cultural leadership and motivation; culture and consumer behaviour; and managing cross-cultural conflict.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentDepartment of Education
Course TeacherDr. Lynette Riley
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassMar 1, 2021
Last Day of ClassJun 4, 2021
Course ComponentLectureLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingAsynchronousAsynchronousAsynchronous
Meeting Time---
Time ZoneUTC+11 (before Apr 4); UTC+10 (from Apr 4)
Restrictions-
Course Description 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, language, story and art, Indigenous agriculture, aquaculture and astronomy, and contemporary Indigenous cultures and cultural currents.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentMarketing
Course TeacherDr. Jeaney Yip
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassMar 1, 2021
Last Day of ClassJun 4, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingAsynchronousSynchronous
Meeting Time-TBA
Time ZoneUTC+11 (before Apr 4); UTC+10 (from Apr 4)
Restrictions-
Course Description This unit examines the relationships among marketing organisations and final consumers in terms of production-distribution channels or value chains. It focuses on consumer responses to various marketing decisions (product mixes, price levels, distribution channels, promotions, etc.) made by private and public organisations to create, develop, defend, and sometimes eliminate, product markets. Emphasis is placed on identifying new ways of satisfying the needs and wants and creating value for consumers. While this unit is heavily based on theory, practical application of the concepts to "real world" situations is also essential. Specific topics of study include: market segmentation strategies; market planning; product decisions; new product development; branding strategies; channels of distribution; promotion and advertising; pricing strategies; and customer database management.
Course OutlineEnglish



Course enrollment is subject to final approval from your home university and the course offering university. Please contact the APRU VSE Coordinator of your home university for credit transfer information.