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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech))


1.   Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science (Technology) must enrol and follow an approved programme of study in the School of Science and Engineering for at least four years.
2.   The programme of study for the degree comprises 480 points at Levels 1, 2 and 3, including 360 points above Level 1 and 80 points, other than from Industry papers, at Level 3.
3.   Candidates must complete the requirements for a major subject or specified programme.
4.   The major subjects for the degree are:
      Biological Sciences
      Chemistry
      Computer Science
      Earth Sciences
      Materials and Process Engineering
      Physics
5.   The specified programmes for the degree are:
      Animal Behaviour
      Biochemistry
      Biotechnology
      Electronics
      Environmental Science
      Marine Sciences
      Resources and Environmental Planning
      Science International
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  To complete the requirements of a specified programme, candidates must pass the papers prescribed in the current School of Science and Engineering Handbook as required for that programme. Guidelines for specified programme requirements are set out in the appendix to these regulations.
6.   To complete the requirements of a major subject, candidates must gain 150 points, other than Industry papers, in that subject. 120 points must be above Level 1 and 60 points at Level 3.
7.   Candidates must gain at least 105 points at Level 1 from at least four science subjects from the papers listed in Appendix A of the BSc 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 5 of these regulations which does not include this requirement.
8.   In addition to the requirements in sections 5, 6 or 7 of these regulations, candidates must gain 80 points including 60 points at Level 3, which correspond with the equivalent of two six-month periods in a project in industry or an applied field. Individual projects and supervisory arrangements are subject to the approval of the Dean.
9.   The Dean will endeavour to arrange a placement which will allow candidates to undertake the project referred to in section 8 of these regulations but will not guarantee to do so.
10.   Candidates must gain at least 35 points in management, normally ENMP281 and one other management paper, as prescribed in the Science and Engineering Undergraduate Handbook.
11.   In addition to the papers referred to in section 10 of these regulations, a maximum of 95 points may be taken from outside the science papers1 unless a specified programme listed in section 5 of these regulations requires otherwise or the Dean's approval has been received to take more than 95 points in order to complete the requirements of a second major in a subject from another Faculty or School.
12.   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 Specified Programmes in the Bachelor of Science (Technology)
Each specified programme of study must be a coherent programme, and must be as demanding academically as the major subject programmes.
1.   Candidates must gain 480 points of which at least 360 points must be above Level 1 and 80 points, other than from Industry papers, from Level 3.
2.   At least 260 points in any specified programme must be science papers.1
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.
Note:
1.   Science subjects and papers are defined in Appendix A of the BSc regulations.

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