Regulations - Science


The Degree of Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) – BAdvSci(Hons)

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Duration and Total Points Value

1 A student enrolled for this degree must follow a programme of the equivalent of eight full-time semesters and pass courses with a total value of 480 points, unless credit is granted under the Admission Regulations and/or the Credit Regulations.

Structure and Content

2 Of the 480 points required for this degree, a student must pass:

a at least 420 points from courses listed in the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Honours) Schedule, including

(i) at least 300 points above Stage I, including at least 210 points above Stage II

(ii) courses in a minimum of three subject codes

(iii) at least 120 points at 700 level, including a research project or dissertation of between 30 and 60 points

(iv) a specialisation as listed in the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) Schedule

(v) the core courses as listed in the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) Schedule

b 30 points from courses offered in either the General Education Open Schedule or the General Education Faculty Schedule approved for this degree or from a combination of these schedules, and the Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar

c up to 30 points from courses available for other programmes offered at this University.

3 A student who is required to meet the Academic English Language Requirement, as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic English Language Requirement, of the University Calendar , may substitute an academic English language course approved by Senate or its representative for 15 points of General Education.

4 a A student may include one or more modules from the modules available in the Bachelor of Science Schedule.

b (i) One module from the Schedule of another degree may be included.

(ii) If a module from the Schedule of another degree is completed, the courses will be counted under Regulation 2a.

5 A student must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in each successive two semesters of full-time enrolment, or the part-time equivalent, taken towards this degree. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) cannot continue.

Reassignment

6 A student who does not achieve the Grade Point Average specified in Regulation 5 may apply to reassign courses passed for this degree to the Postgraduate Diploma in Science and/or the Bachelor of Science.

General Education Exemptions

7 a A student is exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules who has:

either

(i) completed an undergraduate degree at a tertiary institution

or

(ii) been admitted to this degree having completed 240 points of degree level study at another tertiary institution.

b A student who has been exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules must substitute 30 points from courses available for this degree.

c A student admitted to this degree having completed between 120 and 135 points of degree level study from another tertiary institution must pass:

(i) 15 points from courses offered in the General Education Schedules

and

(ii) a further 15 points from courses available for this degree.

d A student who has been fully or partially exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules is nonetheless required to complete the Academic Integrity course.

Practical Requirements

8 In any course that includes assessed practical work as well as other assessed work, it may be required that a student must obtain passes in both the practical and the other work in order to pass that course as a whole. Where this is specified, a student who passes the practical work but who fails the other work may in these circumstances, at the discretion of the Academic Head, have the result for the practical work carried forward when the course is retaken.

Honours

9 a This degree may be awarded with Honours where a student’s overall grade in 120 points of 700 level courses, including the research project or dissertation, is sufficiently high. There are two classes of Honours: First Class Honours and Second Class Honours. Second Class Honours are awarded in either the First Division or Second Division.

b Students who have passed all courses and completed all other requirements for a BAdvSci(Hons) but whose performance in the courses is deemed by the Dean of Science to be not of Honours standard will be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science and the Postgraduate Diploma in Science instead.

Conjoint Degrees

10 Special arrangements apply where this degree is taken as a component degree of an approved conjoint combination. The specific requirements and a complete list of the conjoint degrees available are set out in the Conjoint Degrees section of the University Calendar.

Special Cases

11 a In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may permit a suitably qualified student to enrol directly in a Stage II course(s). If the student fails the Stage II course(s) but is certified by the examiners as having reached a pass in an equivalent Stage I course(s), the student may be credited with the appropriate Stage I course(s).

b If a student who is enrolled in and fails an advanced or accelerated Stage I course but is certified by the examiners as having reached a pass in an equivalent Stage I course in the same subject having a lower entry requirement, the student may be credited with the latter course. The relevant Academic Head shall certify to Senate or its representative that the failed course is an advanced or accelerated course.

Variations

12 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Commencement

13 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2019.

Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) (BAdvSci(Hons)) Schedule

Requirement:

Core Courses

15 points from SCIGEN 101, SCISCHOL 100, SUSTAIN 100, MĀORI 130

15 points from SCIGEN 201, SCISCHOL 202, SUSTAIN 200

15 points from SCIGEN 301, SCISCHOL 302, SUSTAIN 300

SCISCHOL 100, 202 and 302 are only available to Science Scholars students

Specialisations:


Chemistry

30 points: CHEM 110, 120

15 points from MATHS 108, 110, 130, PHYSICS 120

60 points: CHEM 251–254

30 points: CHEM 351, 352

45 points from CHEM 310, 320, 330, 340, 360, 380, 390

60 points from CHEM 710–751, 760, 780

60 points: CHEM 793 Dissertation


Computational Biology

75 points: BIOSCI 101, 108 or 109, COMPSCI 120, 130, STATS 101

60 points: BIOSCI 202 or 203, COMPSCI 220, 225, BIOSCI 220 or STATS 201

a further 15 points from any Stage II course in Biological Sciences

15 points: COMPSCI 369

15 points from STATS 330, 331

15 points from any Stage III course in Biological Sciences

15 points from Stage III courses in Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics

60 points: BIOINF 701, 702, 704, BIOSCI 702

15 points from any 700 level course in Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics

30 points: COMPSCI 789 Dissertation


Computer Science

45 points: COMPSCI 110, 120, 130

60 points: COMPSCI 210, 220, 230, 289

15 points from COMPSCI 215, 225, 235

60 points from COMPSCI 313, 315, 316, 320, 331, 335, 340, 345, 350, 351, 367, 369, 373

15 points: COMPSCI 389

60 points from COMPSCI 701–710, 711, 715, 720, 725, 726, 727, 732, 734, 742, 747, 750–753, 760, 765, 767, 773

30 points from any relevant 700 level course with Head of Department approval

30 points: COMPSCI 789 Dissertation


Ecology

75 points: BIOSCI 101, 108, 109, ENVSCI 101, STATS 101

75 points: BIOSCI 206, 210, 220, ENVSCI 201, 203

15 points from BIOSCI 333, MARINE 303

60 points: BIOSCI 394, 396, ENVSCI 301, ECOLOG 301

30 points: ENVSCI 701 or BIOSCI 752, ENVSCI 705

30 points from BIOSCI 724, 725, 729, 730, 731, 733, 734, 735, 739, 747, 748, 749, ENVSCI 702, 704, 711, 713, 714, 716, 733, 734, 737, ENVMGT 742, 744

60 points: ECOLOG 789 Dissertation


Environmental Change

45 points: EARTHSCI 120, ENVSCI 101, GEOG 101

15 points from BIOSCI 106, CHEM 110, STATS 101

45 points: EARTHSCI 220, 261, 262

15 points from BIOSCI 220, EARTHSCI 203, ENVSCI 203, GISCI 241

45 points: ENVCHG 300, GEOG 332, 334

30 points from BIOSCI 394, EARTHSCI 303, 307, 360, ENVSCI 301, 303, GEOG 320, 324, 325, 331, 351, 352, GISCI 341, MARINE 302

15 points from EARTHSCI 732, GEOG 730, 749

15 points from ENVMGT 742, ENVSCI 704, 705, GEOG 748

30 points from EARTHSCI 705, 720, 732, 754, ENVMGT 741, 743, 744, 746, ENVSCI 704–738, GEOG 730, 745–749, 770–772, GEOPHYS 712

60 points: ENVCHG 789 Project


Geology

45 points: EARTHSCI 102, 120, GEOG 101

75 points: EARTHSCI 202, 203, 208, 220, 262

30 points: EARTHSCI 315, 320

45 points from EARTHSCI 303–307, 361–372

60 points from EARTHSCI 703–780, GEOPHYS 761

60 points: EARTHSCI 785 Dissertation


Green Chemical Science

Not available for conjoint degrees

Requirement:

75 points: BIOSCI 106, CHEM 110, 120, ENVSCI 101, PHYSICS 160

15 points from MATHS 108, 110, 120, 130, STATS 101, 108

15 points from BIOSCI 101, 109, EARTHSCI 120, GEOG 101, MEDSCI 142

75 points: CHEM 251, 252, 253, 260, ENVSCI 201

15 points from BIOSCI 203, 204, 206, EARTHSCI 261, GEOPHYS 213, MEDSCI 204, SCIGEN 201

45 points: CHEM 351, 360, ENVSCI 301

15 points from CHEM 310, 320, 330, 340, 380, 390

15 points from BIOSCI 333, 347, ENVSCI 303, MARINE 303, SCIGEN 301

15 points from CHEM 310, 320, 330, 340, 380, 390, BIOSCI, 333, 347, ENVSCI 303, MARINE 303, SCIGEN 301

30 points from CHEM 710–751, 780

30 points: CHEM 760, ENVSCI 714

60 points: CHEM 793 Dissertation


Marine Science

30 points: MARINE 100, STATS 101

15 points from BIOSCI 108, 109

15 points from GEOG 101, 140

15 points: MARINE 202

15 points from BIOSCI 220, ENVSCI 203, STATS 201

15 points from BIOSCI 206, 208, GEOG 262, GISCI 241

30 points: MARINE 302, 304

45 points from BIOSCI 328, 333, 334, EARTHSCI 303, 360, GEOG 351, MARINE 303

30 points: MARINE 701, 702

15 points from BIOSCI 761, CHEM 795, ENVSCI 701

15 points from BIOSCI 724, 725, 727, 733, 738, 739, 749, CHEM 770, EARTHSCI 720, ENVMGT 742, 744, ENVSCI 702, 704, 714, FOODSCI 703, 708, GEOG 730, 748, 771, MARINE 703, PHYSICS 731

60 points: MARINE 780 Dissertation


Mathematics

45 points: MATHS 120, 130, 162, 199

60 points: MATHS 250, 253, 254, 260

60 points: MATHS 320, 332, 340, 361

15 points from MATHS 362, 363

90 points from MATHS 701–789

30 points: MATHS 776 Research Project


Physics

45 points: MATHS 120, 130, PHYSICS 121

15 points: MATHS 250

15 points from MATHS 253, 260

60 points: PHYSICS 201, 202, 203, 245

60 points from PHYSICS 331–380

15 points: PHYSICS 390

75 points from PHYSICS 701–780

45 points: PHYSICS 786 Dissertation


Psychology

30 points: PSYCH 108, 109

15 points from STATS 100–125

45 points from PSYCH 200–209

30 points: PSYCH 306, 370

30 points from EXERSCI 304, PSYCH 300, 303, 305, 308–326, THEOREL 314

15 points: PSYCH 744

75 points from PSYCH 700–770

15 points: PSYCH 779

30 points: PSYCH 780 Research Project


Statistics

15 points from STATS 101, 108

45 points: MATHS 120, 130, STATS 125

15 points from STATS 201, 208

30 points: MATHS 250, STATS 225

30 points: STATS 310, 313

30 points from ENGSCI 391, STATS 301, 302, 320, 325, 326, 330, 331, 369, 370, 380

15 points from STATS 779, 782

45 points from STATS 701, 702, 703, 705, 708, 720–731, 737–773, 776–787

30 points from STATS 701, 702, 703, 705, 708, 720–731, 737–773, 776–787, or other approved 700 level courses offered by the faculty

30 points: STATS 781 Project

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