Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with Honours (BCMS(Hons))

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.
3.   Candidates who have been awarded the degree of Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences will not be admitted to this degree.
Requirements for the Degree
4.   The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree is four years.
5.   Candidates must enrol in the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and follow an approved programme of study.
6.   Candidates must gain 480 points at 100, 200, 300, and 500 levels, including at least 345 points above 100 level, 195 points above 200 level and 120 points at 500 level.
7.   Candidates must complete the requirements of a major.
    Majors
      Computer Science
      Data Analytics
      Mathematics
8.   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.
9.   Candidates must include either COMPX520 Dissertation (45 points), STATS520 Dissertation (45 points), or MATHS520 Dissertation (45 points).
10.   Candidates must include at least 60 points at 500 level in the subject of their first major, including at least 30 points of research, as prescribed in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
11.   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.
12.   Candidates may complete a second major in any undergraduate major.
13.   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.
14.   A paper completed towards the requirements of a major cannot be counted towards the requirements of another major or a minor.
15.   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 form the papers listed for the field of the Degree if completing a double major, including CSMAX170, one of MATHS101, MATHS102, MATHS135, MATHS165, STATS111 or STATS121, CSMAX270, and one of SCIEN270, COMPX374, COMPX375, COMPX390, MATHS390, MATHS391, STATS390 or STATS391.
16.   Candidates may take up to 180 points from outside of the field of the Degree.
17.   The field of the Degree comprises all of the majors listed in section 7 of these regulations.
Award of Honours
18.   The Degree may be awarded with
  (a)    First Class Honours, or
  (b)    Second Class Honours (first division), or
  (c)    Second Class Honours (second division).
19.   If awarded, the level of honours will be determined on the basis of candidates’ grades in 500 level papers.
20.   In order to be eligible for consideration for the award of honours, the 500 level papers must be completed in not more than 12 consecutive months of full-time study, or, in the case of part-time study, an equivalent period not exceeding two calendar years.
21.   Candidates who do not meet the grade requirement for an award of honours may be awarded the Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.
Variations
22.   The Dean or delegated authority may permit more than 180 points to be taken from outside of the field of the Degree in individual cases.
23.   The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
Transitional Arrangements
24.   These regulations apply to all new applicants for the BCMS(Hons) from 2018. Students who enrolled in the BCMS(Hons) prior to 2018 may complete under the regulations listed in the 2017 Calendar.

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