Undergrad School of Business : 2012
48 APPLYING GLOSSARY ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE The level of knowledge that we expect you to already have when you start a particular unit of study, for example, in mathematics. Not all units have assumed knowledge. Unlike a prerequisite, assumed knowledge is not required for enrolment in a particular unit, but it will help you to understand the content. CORE UNIT OF STUDY A unit of study that is compulsory for all students in a particular degree program. For example, Understanding Business is a core unit of study for all students in the Bachelor of Commerce. CREDIT POINT Most units of study are worth six credit points each. Each degree program o ered by the University requires students to complete a particular number of credit points before they can graduate. For example, the Bachelor of Commerce requires the completion of 144 credit points. DEAN The head of a faculty, such the head of the University of Sydney Business School. DEGREE A university quali cation, such as a bachelor's degree, a master's degree or a PhD. DISCIPLINE An academic department within a faculty (such as the Discipline of Accounting within the University of Sydney Business School), that is responsible for teaching and research within a particular specialist eld of study. University language often includes terms you might not have come across before. Here are some of the most common ones and what they mean. If there's anything else you don't understand, just ask us. ELECTIVE UNIT OF STUDY A unit of study that can be studied as part of a degree, but that is not a core unit of study or part of a major. Elective units allow you to tailor your degree to suit your interests, for example, by studying a language with your major. FACULTY A group of academic sta , headed by a dean, that is responsible for teaching and research within a particular eld of study at the University. The University of Sydney Business School is the faculty responsible for all business programs at the University of Sydney. MAJOR An area of specialisation within a degree program, usually made up of speci ed units of study within a particular subject area. PREREQUISITE A unit of study that must be completed before a particular unit can be enrolled in. UAC The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC), which receives and processes applications for admission to undergraduate courses at recognised universities in NSW and the ACT. UNIT OF STUDY The smallest stand-alone component of a degree program. Each unit of study is worth a particular number of credit points and is identi ed by an eight-character code. For example, the unit of study Understanding Business is worth six credit points and has the code ECOF1003.