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 who have gained 360 points towards the degree of Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, including 120 points above 200 level and all 100, 200, and 300 level compulsory papers prescribed for that degree, are eligible to be considered for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with Honours. Admission is subject to the approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.
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, 400, and 500 levels, including at least 360 points above 100 level, 240 points above 200 level and 120 points at 500 level.
7.   Candidates must complete the requirements of a major.
  Majors
      Computer Science
      Mathematics
8.   To complete the requirements of a major, candidates must gain 180 points above 100 level in that major, including 120 points above 200 level and 60 points at 500 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 COMP520 Report of an Investigation (45 points) or MATH520 Report of an Investigation (45 points).
10.   Candidates must also gain at least 50 points from the other subjects within the field of the Degree, with at least 20 points above 100 level, and at least 50 points from a Faculty or School of Studies other than the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, with at least 20 points above 100 level.
11.   Candidates may complete a second major in any undergraduate major.
12.   To complete the requirements of a second major, candidates must gain 180 points above 100 level in that major, including 120 points above 200 level and 60 points at 500 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.
13.   Candidates may take up to 185 points from outside of the field of the Degree.
14.   The field of the Degree comprises all of the majors listed in section 7 of these regulations as well as Statistics.
Award of Honours
15.   The Degree may be awarded with
  (a)    First Class Honours, or
  (b)    Second Class Honours (first division), or
  (c)    Second Class Honours (second division).
16.   If awarded, the level of honours will be determined on the basis of candidates’ grades in 500 level papers.
17.   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, from the date of first admission to the honours programme.
18.   Candidates who do not meet the standard required for the award of honours may, on the recommendation of the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences Board of Examiners, be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.
Variations
19.   The Dean or delegated authority may permit more than 185 points to be taken from outside of the field of the Degree in individual cases.
20.   The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.

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