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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (BCMS)


1.   Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences must enrol and follow an approved programme of study in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.
2.   Every programme of study must comply with the requirements of a major or interdisciplinary major, details of which are prescribed in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences Undergraduate Handbook for the current year. Guidelines for interdisciplinary major requirements are set out in the appendix to these regulations.
3.   The majors are:
      Computer Science
      Mathematics
4.   The interdisciplinary majors are:
      Computer Technology
      Mathematics, Economics and Finance
5.   Candidates must gain at least 480 points, including 360 points above Level 1, 200 points above Level 2, and 80 points above Level 3. No more than 185 points may be in subjects outside the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.
6.   To complete the requirements of a major subject, candidates must gain 200 points above Level 1 in that subject, including 80 points above Level 3. The specific requirements for the major subjects are prescribed in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences Undergraduate Handbook.
7.   Candidates must also gain at least 50 points from the other major subjects in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with at least 20 points above Level 1, and at least 50 points from Schools/Faculty other than the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, with at least 20 points above Level 1.
8.   Candidates who achieve sufficiently high grades at Level 3 may be invited to join the honours programme.
Honours Requirements
9.   To be eligible for the award of honours, candidates must gain 240 points above Level 2 and 120 points above Level 3 including a supervised Level 4 project normally equivalent to 40 points.
10.   The degree may be awarded with First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (first division) or Second Class Honours (second division). If awarded, the class of honours will be determined on the basis of the candidate's grades in papers above Level 3; and these papers must be passed within two consecutive years.
11.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations Governing Bachelors Degrees apply in these regulations and include provisions for the variation or waiver of these regulations in individual cases by the Academic Board or delegated authority.

Appendix
Guidelines for Interdisciplinary Majors
Non Honours Students
1.   Each interdisciplinary major must specify a coherent set of papers consistent with the title of the interdisciplinary major and comprising 30 points at Level 1, 60 points at Level 2, 60 points at Level 3, and 80 points at Level 4. This set of papers is referred to as the 'core' in these requirements. The majority of the core papers are expected to be from the major subjects in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, namely Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics. One of these subjects will be identified as the principal subject of the core. The potential contribution of Philosophy and Physics, the minor subjects in the School, should be considered.
2.   In addition, the interdisciplinary major must specify 50 more points from the major subjects in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with at least 20 points above Level 1.
3.   The interdisciplinary major must also specify at least 50 more points from Physics, Philosophy or from a School/Faculty or Schools other than Computing and Mathematical Sciences, with at least 20 points above Level 1.
4.   An interdisciplinary major should specify in total no more than 105 points at Level 1, and no more than 120 points at Level 2.
5.   The interdisciplinary major specification must be complete in that it acknowledges and includes all required pre- and corequisite papers.
6.   All interdisciplinary majors must be consistent with the general degree requirements regarding papers at Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively.

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