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 four years.
4.   Candidates must enrol in the Faculty of Science and Engineering and follow an approved programme of study.
5.   Candidates must gain 480 points at 100, 200, 300, and 400 levels, including at least 360 points above 100 level and 80 points, other than from Industry papers, above 200 level.
6.   Candidates must complete the requirements of a major.
  Majors
      Animal Behaviour
      Biochemistry
      Biological Sciences
      Biotechnology
      Chemistry
      Computer Science
      Earth Sciences
      Electronics
      Environmental Planning
      Environmental Sciences
      Materials and Processing
      Physics
7.   To complete the requirements of a major, candidates must gain 120 points above 100 level in that subject, including 60 points 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 must gain at least 105 points at 100 level from at least four of the majors listed in section 6 of these regulations.
9.   Candidates must also complete at least 40 points above 100 level in a subject or subjects other than the major, except if taking a second major. In this case the requirement is satisfied within the overall programme requirements.
10.   Candidates must gain at least 35 points in management, as prescribed in the Faculty of Science and Engineering Undergraduate Handbook.
11.   Candidates must gain 80 points above 100 level, including 60 points above 200 level, in placement papers which comprise 12 months’ project work in industry or an applied field. Placement papers cannot count towards a major.1
12.   Candidates may complete a second major in any undergraduate major.
13.   To complete the requirements of a second major, candidates must gain 120 points above 100 level in that major, including 60 points above 200 level. Candidates must also meet the specific requirements prescribed for the major in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
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 waive the requirement of section 8 of these regulations to complete a second major in a subject outside the field of the Degree.
18.   The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
Note:
1.   The Dean will endeavour to arrange a placement that will allow candidates to undertake the project but will not guarantee to do so. Individual projects and supervisory arrangements are subject to the approval of the Dean.

Appendix

The field of the Degree is defined as
  (a)    the papers offered by the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, and
  (b)    the papers offered by the Faculty of Science and Engineering, with the exception of AGRI202 Sustainable Agriculture (20 points) and ENGG201 Introduction to Engineering for Manufacturing (20 points), and
  (c)    the Philosophy papers PHIL102 Introduction to Logic (15 points) and PHIL208 Understanding Science: How and Why it Works (20 points), and
  (d)    the following Psychology papers:
  PSYC102 Social and Developmental Psychology (15 points)
  PSYC103 General and Experimental Psychology (15 points)
  PSYC206 Animal Behaviour: Principles and Applications (20 points)
  PSYC208 Psychological Research: Analysis, Design and Measurement (20 points)
  PSYC225 Behavioural Psychology and Learning (10 points)
  PSYC226 The Psychology of Perception (10 points)
  PSYC227 Physiological Psychology (10 points)
  PSYC230 Cognitive Psychology (10 points)
  PSYC307 Research Methods (20 points)
  PSYC314 Behaviour Analysis (20 points)
  PSYC338 Abnormal Psychology (10 points)
  PSYC340 Applied Cognition Psychology (10 points)
  PSYC341 Visual Neuroscience and its Applications (10 points)
  PSYC344 Physiology of Human Performance and Development (10 points)
  PSYC389 Directed Study (10 points)
  PSYC390 Directed Study (20 points)

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