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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 Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science 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.
        • Applied Computing1
          Computer Science
          Data Analytics
          Mathematics
        • Aquaculture
          Chemistry
          Crime Science1
          Earth Sciences
          Ecology and Biodiversity
          Electronics1
          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 majors under section 6(a) of these regulations :

      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 majors under section 6(b) of these regulations:

      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 majors under section 6(b) of these regulations 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 Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Division or delegated authority may permit more than 120 points to be taken from outside the field of the Degree in individual cases.
  20. The Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Division 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 2022.
  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 majors listed under section 6(b) of these regulations.

Appendix

The field of the Degree is defined as

  1. the papers offered by the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, including DSIGN125, but excluding other DSIGN coded papers, and
  2. the papers offered by the School of Science and School of Engineering, and
  3. the Philosophy papers PHILO102 Introduction to Logic and PHILO208 Reason, Science, and Pseudoscience, and
  4. the papers listed for the subject of Crime Science, and
  5. any PSYCH coded papers (except work-integrated learning papers such as PSYCH300 and PSYCH301).
  6. 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 for Engineers
    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
    HECSS363
    The Impact Lab
    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 Design 1 or COMPX242 Software Engineering Design 2 or CSMAX101 The World of Data
    ENVPL202
    Cartography and Spatial Analysis
    ENGEN201
    Engineering Maths and Modelling 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 for Engineers 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