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

1.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
Admission
2.   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
Requirements for the Degree
3.   The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree is three years.
4.   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.
5.   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.
6.   Candidates must complete the requirements of a major.
  (a)    Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences majors
      Computer Science
  (b)    Faculty of Science and Engineering majors
      Chemistry
      Earth Sciences
      Ecology and Biodiversity
      Materials Science
      Molecular and Cellular Biology
7.   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.
8.   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.
9.   Candidates may complete a second major in any undergraduate major.
10.   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.
11.   A paper completed towards the requirements of a major or a minor cannot be counted towards the requirements of another major or a minor.
12.   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:
  (a)    for candidates enrolled in the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences: CSMAX170, CSMAX270, MATHS135, SCIEN279, and SCIEN371.
  (b)    for candidates enrolled in the Faculty of Science and Engineering: 45 points chosen from List A1, SCIEN279, SCIEN305, and SCIEN371 or another approved cultural perspectives papers.
13.   Candidates enrolled in the Faculty of Science and Engineering must include at least 30 points chosen from List B (numeracy) as part of their programme of study.
14.   Candidates may take up to 120 points from outside the field of the Degree.
15.   The field of the Degree is defined in the appendix to these regulations.
Variations
16.   The Dean or delegated authority may permit more than 120 points to be taken from outside the field of the Degree in individual cases.
17.   The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
Transitional Arrangements
18.   These regulations apply to all new applicants for the Bachelor of Science (Technology) from 2018. Students who enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Technology) prior to 2018 may complete under the regulations listed in the 2017 Calendar.
Notes:
1.   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
  (a)    the papers offered by the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, including DSIGN125, but excluding other DSIGN coded papers, and
  (b)    the papers offered by the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and
  (c)    the Philosophy papers PHILO102 Introduction to Logic and PHILO208 Reason, Science, and Pseudoscience, and
  (d)    the following Psychology papers:
  PSYCH100 Brain, Behaviour and Cognition
  PSYCH101 Social Psychology, Health and Well-being
  PSYCH203 Brain, Cognition, and Development
  PSYCH204 Behavioural Psychology and Perception
  PSYCH211 Understanding Psychological Research
  PSYCH303 Infant and Child Development
  PSYCH304 Behaviour Analysis
  PSYCH305 Psychological Science: putting theory into practice
  PSYCH308 Abnormal Psychology
  PSYCH309 Memory and Cognition
  PSYCH311 Psychological Research Methods
  PSYCH312 Individual Differences and Measurement

List A

  APHYS111 Physics in Context
  BIOEB101 Concepts of Biology
  BIOEB102 Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity
  BIOMO101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
  CHEMY100 Chemistry in Context
  CHEMY101 Structure and Spectroscopy
  CHEMY102 Chemical Reactivity
  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

List B

  CHEMY202 Physical Chemistry or CHEMY204 Analytical Chemistry
  COMPX101 Introduction to Computer Science, or ENGEN103 Engineering Computing, or COMPX102 Object-Oriented Programming
  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 Practice
  EARTH251 Spatial Analysis in Geosciences or ENVPL202 Cartography and Spatial Analysis
  ENGEN201 Engineering Mathematics 2
  MATHS101 Introduction to Calculus or ENGEN184 Calculus for Engineers
  MATHS102 Introduction to Algebra or ENGEN183 Linear Algebra and Statistics for Engineers
  MATHS135 Discrete Structures
  MATHS165 General Mathematics
  MATHS168 Preparatory Mathematics
  Any 200-level paper in MATHS coded paper
  PHYSC100 General Physics or PHYSC101 Physics for Engineers and Scientists or ENGEN110 Engineering Mechanics
  STATS111 Statistics for Science orSTATS121 Introduction to Statistical Methods
  Any 200-level STATS coded paper

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