Regulations - Science


The Degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) – BSc(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.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this degree, a student must have:

a completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science from this University including at least 90 points above Stage II or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

and

b met the prerequisites for one of the specialisations listed in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Schedule and attained a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 45 points above Stage II in the relevant prerequisite or equivalent.

2 A student who has not completed the requirements of the Degree of Bachelor of Science but who has passed:

a courses with a total value of at least 345 points towards that degree including the requirements of the major as specified in the regulations for the Bachelor of Science

and

b the Stage III entry requirements for this degree

may, with the approval of the relevant Head of Department, Director of School or equivalent, enrol for this degree. The requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree must be completed within 12 months of initial enrolment for the Bachelor of Science (Honours). The Bachelor of Science (Honours) will not be awarded until the requirements for the Bachelor of Science have been completed.

Notes:

(i) This is a limited entry programme as per the Limitation of Entry Statute 1991 and selection criteria apply. Selection criteria are available from the Faculty of Science.

(ii) Applicants to Preparatory Clinical Psychology must be able to demonstrate professional attributes suitable for becoming a clinical psychologist. A written supplementary application, personal references and an interview will normally be required.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 A student enrolled for this degree must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Bachelors Honours Postgraduate Degrees.

4 The total enrolment for this degree must not exceed 160 points.

Structure and Content

5 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements for one of the specialisations listed in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Schedule.

6 A dissertation or research project between 30 and 60 points must be included. The total points value of the dissertation/research project and research preparation course in the subject must not exceed 60 points.

7 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

8 Courses selected for this qualification are subject to confirmation by the relevant Academic Head or nominee.

Dissertation / Research Project

9 a The dissertation or research project is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative, on the recommendation of the relevant Academic Head or nominee.

b The dissertation or research project topic must be approved by the relevant Academic Head or nominee prior to enrolment.

c The dissertation or research project is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Bachelors Honours Postgraduate Degrees.

Reassignment

10 A student may apply to reassign courses passed to the Postgraduate Diploma in Science.

Honours

11 This degree may be awarded with Honours as specified in the General Regulations – Bachelors Honours Postgraduate Degrees.

Variations

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

Amendment

13 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2022.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc(Hons)) Schedule

Specialisations available:


Applied Mathematics

Prerequisite: A major in Mathematics, or its equivalent approved by the Academic Head or nominee, including MATHS 340, 361 and MATHS 362 or 363, or equivalent courses approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

at least 45 points from MATHS 761–770

up to 45 points from approved 700 level courses in Mathematics or related subjects with approval of the Head of Department

30 points: MATHS 776 Research Project


Bioinformatics

The BSc(Hons) in Bioinformatics was suspended in 2020. Students who have a current enrolment in this subject should contact their faculty for advice regarding completion.

Prerequisite: A major in Biological Sciences, or its equivalent approved by the Academic Head or nominee and COMPSCI 220 or an equivalent course approved by the Academic Head or nominee.

Requirement:

45 points: BIOINF 702, 704, BIOSCI 702

30 points from BIOSCI 733, 737, 752, 755–758, COMPSCI 715, 720, 732, 760, 767, MATHS 764, STATS 720, 721, 730, 731, 761, 783, 784

45 points: BIOINF 789 Research Project


Biological Sciences

Prerequisite: A major in Biological Sciences, or its equivalent approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

15 points: BIOSCI 762

and

60 points from BIOSCI 700–704, 724–746, 749–759, 764–765

or

45 points from BIOSCI 700–704, 724–759, 764–765 and a further 15 points, subject to approval by the Academic Head or nominee, from 700 level courses in a related subject

45 points: BIOSCI 788 Dissertation in Biological Sciences


Biotechnology

Prerequisite: A major in Biotechnology, or its equivalent approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

30 points: BIOSCI 762, SCIENT 703

15 points from BIOSCI 701, 704

a further 30 points from BIOSCI 700–702, 736–738, 741, 746, 749, 751–760, 764–765

45 points: BIOTECH 788 Dissertation in Biotechnology


Chemistry

Prerequisite: A major in Chemistry, or its equivalent approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

60 points from CHEM 710–780

or

45 points from CHEM 710–780

15 points from approved 700 level courses offered at this University

60 points: CHEM 793 Dissertation in Chemistry


Computer Science

Prerequisite: A major in Computer Science, or its equivalent approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

at least 60 points from BIOSCI 700, COMPSCI 701–716, 720–777

up to 30 points from 700 level courses in a related subject with approval of the Head of Department

30 points: COMPSCI 789 Research Project


Earth Sciences

Prerequisite: A major in Earth Sciences, Geography, Geology, or its equivalent approved by the Academic Head or nominee including 45 points at Stage III in Earth Sciences or Geology or GEOG 330, 331, 334, 351, 360 or equivalent courses approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

at least 60 points from EARTHSCI 703–780, GEOG 730, 745, 746, 749, 770–772, GEOPHYS 760, 761

up to 30 points from 700 level courses as approved by the Programme Coordinator

30 points: EARTHSCI 789 Research Project


Environmental Physics

Prerequisite: A major in Environmental Physics, Geophysics, Physics or its equivalent approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

45 points from EARTHSCI 764, ENVPHYS 700–703, PHYSICS 743

a further 45 points from ENVPHYS 700–703, 770 or other 600 or 700 level courses in Earth Sciences, Geography, Mathematics, or Physics offered at this University approved by the Academic Head or nominee

30 points: ENVPHYS 780 Research Project


Exercise Sciences

Prerequisite: A major in Exercise Sciences, or its equivalent approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

15 points: EXERSCI 705

at least 30 points from EXERSCI 704, 706, 708, 711

up to 15 points from other 700 level courses offered at this University approved by the Academic Head or nominee

60 points: EXERSCI 782 Dissertation


Food Science

Prerequisite: A specialisation in Food Science and Nutrition (Food Science Pathway) or its equivalent approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

at least 30 points from CHEMMAT 757, FOODSCI 706–710

up to 30 points from BIOSCI 741, MEDSCI 709, 710 or other courses approved by Programme Director

60 points: FOODSCI 788 Dissertation in Food Science


Geography

Prerequisite: A major in Earth Sciences, Geographic Information Science or Geography, or its equivalent approved by the Academic Head including 45 points at Stage III in Geography or equivalent courses approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

15 points: GEOG 701

at least 60 points from EARTHSCI 705, 713, 732, ENVMGT 741–762, ENVSCI 704, 713, 737, 738, GEOG 712–779

up to 15 further points, subject to approval by the Academic Head

30 points: GEOG 789 Research Project


Green Chemical Science

Prerequisite: A major or specialisation in Chemistry or Green Chemical Science, or an equivalent subject approved by the Director, including CHEM 360 and ENVSCI 301 or equivalent courses approved by the Director

Requirement:

30 points from CHEM 710–751, 780

30 points: CHEM 760, ENVSCI 714

60 points: CHEM 793 Dissertation in Chemistry


Logic and Computation

Prerequisite: A major in Logic and Computation or its equivalent approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

15 points from COMPSCI 720, 750, 760, 767

15 points from PHIL 736–738

60 points from COMPSCI 720, 750, 760, 767, LINGUIST 721, 724, LOGICOMP 701–705, MATHS 713, 715, PHIL 736–738

30 points: LOGICOMP 782 Research Project


Mathematics

Prerequisite: A major in Mathematics or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee, including MATHS 332, and MATHS 320 or 328 or equivalent courses approved by the Academic Head or nominee. MATHS 302 may be substituted for one of MATHS 320, 328, 332

Requirement

either

90 points from MATHS 701–710, 712–770, 781–784, 786–789

or

at least 45 points from MATHS 701–710, 712–770, 781–784, 786–789 and up to 45 points from other approved 700 level

and

30 points: MATHS 776 Research Project


Medical Physics and Imaging Technology

Prerequisite: A major in Physics or its equivalent approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

45 points: MEDSCI 703, 737, PHYSICS 780

15 points: PHYSICS 743

15 points from MEDSCI 701–740, PHYSICS 703–780, 791, 792

45 points: PHYSICS 787 Dissertation


Medicinal Chemistry

Prerequisite: A specialisation in Medicinal Chemistry or its equivalent approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

15 points: CHEM 735

45 points from BIOSCI 757, 759, CHEM 710–780, MEDSCI 700, 708, 715, 716, 721, 722

60 points: CHEM 793 Dissertation in Chemistry


Pharmacology

Prerequisite: A major in Pharmacology or its equivalent approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

either

60 points from MEDSCI 700, 701, 715–723, 744, 745

or

45 points from MEDSCI 700, 701, 715–723, 744, 745

15 points from 700 level courses in a related subject approved by the Head of Department

and

60 points: PHARMCOL 787 Dissertation


Photonics

Prerequisite: A major in Physics or its equivalent approved by the Academic Head or nominee including ELECTENG 209 and ELECTENG 210 or 292, and ELECTENG 303 or 331 or equivalent courses approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

15 points from PHYSICS 726, 752

at least 15 points from ELECTENG 726, 732, PHYSICS 743

up to 45 points from other 600 or 700 level courses in Physics or related subjects approved by the Head of Department

45 points: PHYSICS 787 Dissertation


Physics

Prerequisite: A major in Physics or its equivalent approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

45 points from PHYSICS 703–780

and either

a further 45 points from GEOPHYS 761–780, MATHS 720, 725, 761–770, PHYSICS 703–780, 791, 792

up to 30 points from other approved 700 level courses offered at this University

30 points: PHYSICS 789 Research Project


Physiology

Prerequisite: A major in Physiology or its equivalent approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

15 points: MEDSCI 743

45 points from MEDSCI 701, 703, 717, 727–734, 737, 739, 744

60 points: PHYSIOL 787 Dissertation


Psychology

Prerequisite: A major in Psychology or its equivalent approved by the Academic Head or nominee including PSYCH 306, or PSYCH 211, 323, 324, 325, or an equivalent course approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

either

15 points: PSYCH 779

75 points from EXERSCI 711, INDIGEN 712, PSYCH 700–770, 775–778

30 points: PSYCH 780 Research Project

or

Preparatory Clinical Psychology

15 points: PSYCH 779

60 points: PSYCH 708, 718, 723

15 points from PSYCH 700–770, 775–778

30 points: PSYCH 780 Research Project


Statistics

Prerequisite: A major in Statistics or its equivalent approved by the Academic Head or nominee including STATS 210 or 225 or an equivalent course approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

15 points from STATS 779

at least 45 points from POPLHLTH 707–709, 711, STATS 700–703, 705, 708–787

up to 30 points from 700 level courses in Statistics or related subjects, as approved by the Head of Department

30 points: STATS 781 Research Project

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