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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)

  1. The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
  2. Admission

  3. Candidates for the Degree must have qualified for admission to the University of Waikato and met any criteria set out in the Criteria for Admission to Particular Qualifications
  4. Requirements for the Degree

  5. The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree is three years.
  6. Candidates must enrol in the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences or the Faculty of Science and Engineering and follow an approved programme of study.
  7. Candidates must gain 360 points at 100, 200, and 300 levels or above, including at least 225 points above 100 level and 75 points above 200 level.
  8. Candidates must complete the requirements of a major.
    1. Computing and Mathematical Sciences majors
          Applied Computing1
          Computer Science
          Data Analytics
          Mathematics
    2. Science and Engineering majors
          Aquaculture
          Chemistry
          Earth Sciences
          Ecology and Biodiversity
          Electronics
          Environmental Sciences
          Materials and Processing
          Materials Science
          Molecular and Cellular Biology
          Psychology
  9. To complete the requirements of a single major, candidates must gain 135 points in that major, including at least 105 points above 100 level, of which at least 45 points must be above 200 level. Candidates must also meet any specific requirements prescribed for the major in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
  10. Candidates completing a single major may also complete a minor by gaining 60 points in any minor subject, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Candidates must also meet any specific requirements prescribed for the minor in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
  11. Candidates may complete a second major in any undergraduate major.
  12. To complete the requirements of a double major, candidates must gain 120 points in each major, including at least 90 points above 100 level, of which at least 30 points must be above 200 level. Candidates must also meet the specific requirements prescribed for each major in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
  13. A paper completed towards the requirements of a major or a minor cannot be counted towards the requirements of another major or a minor.
  14. Candidates must also complete at least 105 points from papers listed for the field of the Degree if completing a single major, or at least 120 points from papers listed for the field of the degree if completing a double major, including:
    1. for candidates enrolled in the Computing and Mathematical Sciences majors:

      CSMAX170, one of MATHS101, MATHS102, MATHS135, MATHS165, STATS111 or STATS121, CSMAX270, and at least 15 points of Work-Integrated Learning at 300 level from the list of Work-Integrated Learning options in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.

    2. for candidates enrolled in the Science and Engineering majors:

      45 points chosen from List A: Science Fundamentals2, 15 points chosen from List B: Work-Integrated Learning, and SCIEN305 or another approved Cultural Perspectives paper.

  15. Candidates enrolled in the Science and Engineering majors must include at least 30 points chosen from List C: Science Numeracy as part of their programme of study.
  16. Candidates may take up to 120 points from outside the field of the Degree.
  17. The field of the Degree is defined in the appendix to these regulations.
  18. Variations

  19. The Dean or delegated authority may permit more than 120 points to be taken from outside the field of the Degree in individual cases.
  20. The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
  21. Transitional Arrangements

  22. These regulations apply to all new applicants for the Bachelor of Science from 2018. Students who enrolled in the Bachelor of Science prior to 2018 may complete under the regulations listed in the 2017 Calendar.

Notes:

  1. There will be no new intake into this major in 2021.
  2. The requirement to complete 45 points from List A may be reduced for those candidates completing either a second major or a minor from the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Appendix

The field of the Degree is defined as

  1. the papers offered by the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, including DSIGN125, but excluding other DSIGN coded papers, and
  2. the papers offered by the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and
  3. the Philosophy papers PHILO102 Introduction to Logic and PHILO208 Reason, Science, and Pseudoscience, and
  4. the following Psychology papers:
PSYCH100
Brain, Behaviour and Cognition
PSYCH101
Psychology, Health and Well-being
PSYCH203
Cognitive Psychology and Development
PSYCH204
Behavioural Psychology and Perception
PSYCH211
Understanding Psychological Research
PSYCH305
Psychological Science: putting theory into practice
PSYCH307
Psychological Research Methods
PSYCH314
Behaviour Analysis
PSYCH319
Infant and Child Development
PSYCH322
Memory and Cognition
PSYCH337
Individual Differences and Measurement
PSYCH338
Mental Health and Well Being
List A: Science Fundamentals
APHYS111
Physics in Context
AQCUL101
Introduction to Aquaculture
BIOEB101
Concepts of Biology
BIOEB102
Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity
BIOMD101
Introduction to Human Biology
BIOMO101
Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
CHEMY100
Chemistry in Context
CHEMY101
Structure and Spectroscopy
CHEMY102
Chemical Reactivity
CLIMT101
Introduction to Climate Change Science
EARTH101
Introduction to Earth System Sciences
EARTH102
Discovering Planet Earth
ENGEN111
Electricity and Electronics
ENGEN112
Materials Science and Engineering
ENGEN180
Foundations of Engineering
ENVSC101
Environmental Science
MARIN101
Marine Biodiversity
PHYSC100
General Physics for Engineers
List B: Work-Integrated Learning
SCIEN301
Capstone Project
SCIEN303
Undergraduate Research Project
SCIEN313
Undergraduate Research Project
SCIEN314
Science Entrepreneurship
List C: Science Numeracy
one of
CHEMY202 Physical Chemistry or CHEMY204 Analytical Chemistry
one of
COMPX101 Introduction to Programming or COMPX102 Object-Oriented Programming or ENGEN103 Engineering Computing
one of
COMPX201 Data Structures and Algorithms or COMPX202 Mobile Computing and Software Architecture or COMPX223 Database Practice and Experience or COMPX241 Software Engineering Development or COMPX242 Software Engineering Process or CSMAX101 The World of Data
one of
EARTH251 Spatial Analysis in Geosciences or ENVPL202 Cartography and Spatial Analysis
ENGEN201
Engineering Mathematics 2
one of
MATHS101 Introduction to Calculus or ENGEN101 Engineering Maths and Modelling 1A
one of
MATHS102 Introduction to Algebra or ENGEN102 Engineering Maths and Modelling 1B
MATHS135
Discrete Structures
MATHS165
General Mathematics
MATHS168
Preparatory Mathematics
MATHS2XX
Any 200-level paper in MATHS coded papers
one of
PHYSC100 General Physics or PHYSC101 Physics for Engineers and Scientists or ENGEN110 Engineering Mechanics
one of
STATS111 Statistics for Science or STATS121 Introduction to Statistical Methods
STATS2XX
Any 200-level STATS coded paper