Bachelor of Science - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Science

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2018 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website). Find key terms in the Glossary of terms.

These regulations must be read in conjunction with the General Regulations for the University.

1.
Version

These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2018.

2.
Variations

In exceptional circumstances the Academic Dean of Science may approve a personal programme of study which does not conform to these regulations.

3.
The structure of the qualification
(a)
To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Science a student must:
i.
be credited with a minimum of 360 points towards the qualification; and
ii.
be credited with the course listed in Schedule A to these Regulations and
iii.
satisfy the requirements for a major as listed in Schedule B to these regulations.
(b)
At least 255 of the 360 points must be from courses listed in Schedule C of these Regulations; and up to 105 of the 360 points may be for courses from any degree of the University.
(c)
In addition to these requirements a student must be credited with courses to the value of:
i.
at least 225 points above 100-level and
ii.
at least 90 points at 300-level.
4.
Admission to the qualification

A student must satisfy the Admission Regulations for the University to be admitted to this qualification.

5.
Subjects
(a)
The degree of Bachelor of Science must be awarded in at least one of the subject areas listed in Schedule B to the Regulations for this degree.
(b)
In addition, this qualification may be endorsed in the following subject(s): Biosecurity, Biotechnology and Ecology. Requirements for these are given in the Schedule of Endorsements of these Regulations.
6.
Time limits

The qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University with a time limit of 10 years.

7.
Transfers of credit, substitutions and cross-credits
This qualification adheres to the General Conditions for Credit and Transfer Regulations, with the following stipulations:
(a)
Cross-credits between the BE(Hons) and BSc

In order to be awarded both qualifications, a student who studies the BE(Hons) and BSc concurrently:

i.
must obtain 180 points above 100-level from the Schedule to these Regulations which have not been credited to the BE(Hons), or used to obtain exemption from a course in that degree. Of these points, at least 90 must be at 300-level and must include at least 60 points for a single subject major;
ii.
may also be required to complete 100-level prerequisite courses from the Schedule to these regulations, if admitted directly into the BE Hons First Professional Year and their qualifications on entry to the University were not in appropriate subjects;
iii.
must have passed all subjects and met the requirements of a BE(Hons) to be eligible to graduate BSc under this cross credit regulation.
(b)
Cross Credits and Substitution between BSc and BForSc
A student for the BSc who is, or has been enrolled for BForSc must:
i.
obtain 180 points above 100-level in courses selected from the Schedule to these Regulations which have not been credited or used to obtain exemption from the BForSc. Of these points, 90 must be from 300-level courses and at least 60 from a single subject major.
ii.
A student must have met the requirements of a BForSc to be eligible to graduate BSc under this cross credit regulation.
(c)
Credit for the Bachelor of Nursing

A student who has completed a Bachelor of Nursing may be credited with up to 75 points at 100-level which will be considered as equivalent to University courses under Regulation 3(a)

8.
Progression

This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for progression and direct entry with no additional stipulations.

9.
Honours, Distinction and Merit

Honours, Distinction and Merit are not awarded for the qualification.

10.
Pathways to other qualifications
(a)
There are no advancing qualifications for this degree.
(b)
A student for the BSc who has not met the requirements for the degree but who has satisfied all requirements for the Certificate in Science or Graduate Diploma in Science may apply to the Academic Dean of Science to withdraw from the degree and be awarded the alternate qualification.
11.
Transition regulation

A student who enrolled in the Degree of Bachelor of Science for the first time prior to 1 January 2018 is not required to include a course from Schedule A in their degree.

  • For students
    To discuss the requirements for your programme of study
    contact a Student Advisor (Liaison website).
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    refer to the Blue Book (UC staff only) and contact
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    Phone: +64 3 369 3971 (ext 93971)
    Email: andrew.bainbridge-smith@canterbury.ac.nz
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