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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)


1.   Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science must enrol and follow an approved programme of study in the School of Science and Engineering or in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences for at least three years. Normally, candidates whose major subject is Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics or who are undertaking related specified programmes of study, will enrol in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.
2.   The programme of study for the degree comprises 360 points at Levels 1, 2 and 3, including at least 240 points above Level 1 and at least 80 points above Level 2.
3.   Candidates may take a maximum of 95 points from outside the Science papers set out in Appendix A, unless they have received the Dean's approval to take more than 95 points in order to complete a second major in a subject from another Faculty or School of Studies, or to complete one of the specified programmes listed in section 4 of these regulations.
4.   Candidates must complete the requirements of a major subject or of a specified programme. The major subjects for the degree are:
      Biological Sciences
      Chemistry
      Computer Science
      Earth Sciences
      Materials and Process Engineering
      Mathematics
      Physics
      Psychology
      Statistics
  The specified programmes for the degree are:
      Animal Behaviour
      Applied Computing
      Biochemistry
      Biotechnology
      Computer Technology
      Electronics
      Environmental Science and Technology
      Marine Sciences
      Mathematics, Economics and Finance
      Resources and Environmental Planning
      Science International
      Science with Law
      Statistics and Economics
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5.   To complete the requirements of a major subject, candidates must gain 120 points above Level 1 in that subject, including 60 points at Level 3.
  To complete the requirements of a specified programme, candidates must pass the papers prescribed for that programme as set out in the current handbook of the School of Science and Engineering or of the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences. Guidelines for specified programme requirements are set out in Appendix B to these regulations.
6.   Candidates must gain at least 105 points at Level 1 across at least four of the subjects listed in section 4 of these regulations, unless they have received the Dean's approval either to gain less than 105 points in order to complete a second major in a subject in another Faculty or School of Studies, or to complete a specified programme listed in section 4 which does not include this requirement.
7.   Candidates must gain at least 90 points at Level 1 before enrolling in papers at Level 3.
8.   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 A
Science Papers
Science papers are defined as
  (a)   the papers offered by the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, with the exception of MATH168
  (b)   the papers offered by the School of Science and Engineering
  (c)   the Philosophy papers PHIL102 and PHIL208, and
  (d)   the following Psychology papers:
  PSYC102 Social and Developmental Psychology 1
  PSYC103 General and Experimental Psychology
  PSYC206 Animal Behaviour: Principles and Applications
  PSYC208 Psychological Research: Analysis, Design and Measurement
  PSYC225 Behavioural Psychology and Learning
  PSYC226 Perception and Attention
  PSYC227 Physiological Psychology
  PSYC230 Cognitive Psychology
  PSYC307 Research Methods
  PSYC314 Behaviour Analysis
  PSYC338 Abnormal Psychology
  PSYC340 Applied Cognitive Psychology
  PSYC341 Sensory Systems and Neuroscience
  PSYC344 Physiology of Human Performance and Development
  PSYC389 Directed Study
  PSYC390 Directed Study

Appendix B
Guidelines for Specified Programmes in the Bachelor of Science
Each specified programme of study must be a coherent programme, and must be as demanding academically as the major subject programmes.
1.   Each programme requires 360 points of which at least 240 points must be above Level 1.
2.   At least 180 points in any specified programme must be science papers as defined below.
3.   Each programme must include a minimum of 80 points at Level 3 of which at least 60 points must be science papers as defined below.
4.   Each programme must include at least 110 points in any one science subject, including at least 40 points at Level 3.
5.   Each programme must include at least 15 points in Mathematics or Statistics.

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