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

  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, 300, and 400 levels, including at least 225 points above 100 level and 75 points above 200 level.
  8. Candidates must complete the requirements of a major.
        • Computer Science1
        • Aquaculture1
          Chemistry
          Earth Sciences
          Ecology and Biodiversity
          Environmental Sciences
          Marine Science
          Materials Science
          Molecular and Cellular Biology
  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, CSMAX270, SCIEN270, COMPX371 and one of DATAX111, DATAX121, MATHS135.

    2. for candidates enrolled in majors under section 6(b) of these regulations:

      30 points chosen from List A: Science Fundamentals2, SCIEN100 or another approved Cultural Perspectives paper, SCIEN270, and SCIEN371.

  15. Candidates enrolled in 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. Conjoint component requirements - Single major only

  19. Candidates must gain a minimum of 255 points at 100, 200, 300 and 400 levels, including at least 150 points above 100 level and 90 points above 200 level.
  20. Candidates must complete the requirements of a major, as specified in sections 6 and 7.
  21. Candidates must also complete at least 120 points from the papers listed for the field of the Degree, as specified in section 12. However, candidates may substitute any of the following papers for any other field of the Degree paper:
    1. for candidates enrolled in majors under section 6(a) of these regulations:
      1. CSMAX170, if the candidate completes the Disciplinary Foundations requirement of their other conjoint component as defined in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers,
      2. CSMAX270, if the candidate completes the Cultural Perspectives requirement of their other conjoint component as defined in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
    2. for the candidates enrolled in majors under section 6(b) of these regulations:
      1. SCIEN100 or another Cultural Perspectives paper, if the candidate completes the Cultural Perspectives requirement of their other conjoint component as defined in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
  22. Candidates may take further points from outside the field of the Degree to enhance the coherence of their conjoint programme, with the permission of the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Division or delegated authority.
  23. The field of the Degree is as specified in the appendix.
  24. Variations

  25. 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.
  26. The Pro Vice-Chancellor or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.

Notes:

  1. There will be no new intake into this major in 2024.
  2. The requirement to complete 45 points from List A: Science Fundamentals 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 following Psychology papers:
PSYCH100
Brain, Behaviour and Cognition
PSYCH101
Social Psychology, Health and Well-being
PSYCH203
Cognitive Neuroscience
PSYCH204
Learning 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 - Ahupūngao o te Ao
BIOEB101
Concepts of Biology - Ngā Huatau o te Koiora
BIOEB102
Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity - Mātai Hauropi a Kanorau Koiora
BIOMD101
Introduction to Human Biology - Tinana Tangata Koiora
BIOMO101
Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology - Mātai Pūtau a Mātai Rāpoi Ngota Koiora
CHEMY100
Chemistry in Context - Matū o te Ao
CHEMY101
Structure and Spectroscopy - Tūramaramatia i ngā Hanganga
CHEMY102
Chemical Reactivity - Tauhohehohe Matū
CLIMT101
Introduction to Climate Change Science - Pūtaiao Huringa Āhuarangi
EARTH101
Introduction to Earth System Sciences - Pūtaiao Pūnaha Whenua
EARTH102
Discovering Planet Earth - Tūhuratia Papatūānuku
ENGEN111
Electricity for Engineers
ENGEN112
Materials Science and Engineering
ENGEN180
Foundations of Engineering
ENVSC101
Environmental Science - Pūtaiao Taiao
PHYSC100
General Physics
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 MATHS103 Mathematics 1A or ENGEN101 Engineering Maths and Modelling 1A
one of
MATHS102 Introduction to Algebra or MATHS104 Mathematics 1B 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
DATAX111 Statistics for Science or DATAX121 Introduction to Statistical Methods
DATAX2XX
Any 200-level DATAX coded paper