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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons))


Admission
1.   Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours must have qualified for the award of
  (a)   the degree of Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science (Technology) of the University of Waikato, or
  (b)   a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent
  and must normally have completed the requirements in the minimum time for completion of that degree.
2.   Candidates must also have satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in the subject(s) being presented for the degree, at levels considered appropriate by the Academic Board.
3.   Candidates must enrol and follow an approved programme of study in either the School of Science and Engineering1 or the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.2
Requirements for the degree
4.   The requirements of the degree must be completed in not more than 12 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 enrolment in the degree.
5.   Candidates must gain 120 points at Level 5, including a dissertation equivalent to 30 points, in one or more of the following subjects:
      Biological Sciences
      Chemistry
      Computer Science
      Earth Sciences
      Materials and Process Engineering
      Mathematics
      Physics
      Statistics
  The specific requirements for each subject are set out in the relevant School handbooks.
6.   Candidates may be permitted to take a maximum of 30 points at Level 5 involving an approved paper(s) from the subjects of Geography or Psychology, in place of a second subject from those listed in section 5 of these regulations.
7.   Where a candidate fails a paper, he or she will not be permitted to repeat the paper or take an alternative paper. A candidate who fails a paper will not be permitted to proceed with the degree.
Award of honours
8.   The degree may be awarded with First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (first division) or Second Class Honours (second division) or Third Class Honours.
General
9.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations Governing Graduate Degrees apply in these regulations and include provisions for the variation and waiver of these regulations in individual cases by the Academic Board or delegated authority.
Notes:
1.   Admission to the BSc(Hons) in the subjects offered by the School of Science and Engineering is by invitation only from the Chairperson of the relevant department. Students interested in undertaking the BSc(Hons) in the School of Science and Engineering should consult the School’s Postgraduate Handbook for more information, and then the relevant Chairperson of Department.
2.   Candidates whose programme includes 60 points or more in Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics will normally enrol in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.
3.   Entry into the BSc(Hons) degree in the School of Science and Engineering at the University of Waikato is by invitation only from the Chairperson of the relevant department. The special conditions relating to enrolment in the degree are elaborated upon in the Graduate Handbook for the School. Students interested in this degree must first consult the Handbook and arrange for formal discussion with the Chairperson in the department concerned.

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