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

Schedule A to the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Science

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2017 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website).

Astronomy


100-level
  • Required: ASTR 112, PHYS 101, PHYS 102, MATH 102, MATH 103. PHYS 101 is offered in Semesters 1 and 2 and PHYS 102 is offered in Semester 2 and as a Summer Course.
  • Strongly recommended: MATH 170 or EMTH 171 or COSC 121.

200-level
  • Required: (1) ASTR 211 or ASTR 212; (2) PHYS 285; (3) 45 points from PHYS 201-209; (4) MATH 201.
  • Strongly recommended: MATH 202 and/or MATH 203.

300-level
  • Required: (1) ASTR 323 or ASTR 325; (2) PHYS 310, ASTR 381; (3) 15 points from PHYS 311-313.

    Note: A student who has taken PHYS 204 is exempt from taking PHYS 310, but must select an additional 15 points from PHYS 301-379, ASTR 301-379.

  • Required for postgraduate: Students intending to proceed to BSc(Hons) or MSc in Physics, Medical Physics or Astronomy should take (1) an additional two courses from 300-level PHYS or ASTR; and (2) an additional two courses from 300-level MATH or STAT. All advancing students should take PHYS 311, PHYS 313 and PHYS 326.

Biochemistry


100-level
  • Required: BIOL 111 and BCHM 112 (CHEM 112).
  • Recommended: BIOL 112, BIOL 113 and CHEM 111.

200-level
  • Required: BCHM 202 (BIOL 231), BCHM 222, BCHM 212 (CHEM 212), BCHM 253 (BIOL 253) and either BCHM 281 or CHEM 281.
  • Recommended: BCHM 206 (CHEM 242).

300-level
  • Required: BCHM 301 (BIOL 331) and BCHM 302 (CHEM 325).
  • Required for postgraduate study: BCHM 381.
  • Recommended for honours: At least one of CHEM 321-382, BIOL 313, BIOL 330, BIOL 351, BIOL 353, BIOL 354.

Biological Sciences


100-level
  • Required: BIOL 111 and BIOL 112 and BIOL 113 and STAT 101 (or an excellence endorsement in NCEA Level 3 Mathematics).
  • Recommended: 15 points of 100-level Chemistry; and 15 points of 100-level Mathematics. Students who have not taken chemistry in Year 13 should take 100-level Chemistry (eg, CHEM 114). Students who have not taken mathematics with calculus in Year 13 should take 100-level Mathematics (eg, MATH 101 ).

200-level
  • Required: BIOL 209, or equivalent background (eg, STAT 201/222 or PSYC 206).
  • Required for honours: Biotechnology: BIOL 252 or BIOL 254, and as specified below.

300-level
  • Required: At least 60 points of 300-level Biological Sciences (not including BIOL 309).
  • Required for honours: At least 90 points of 300-level Biological Sciences including courses as specified below:
  • Biotechnology: BIOL 352 and at least 45 points from BIOL 313, BIOL 330, BIOL 333, BIOL 335, BIOL 331
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology: at least 60 points from BCHM 301, BIOL 313, BIOL 330, BIOL 333, BIOL 335, BIOL 331, BIOL 351, BIOL 352
  • Ecology: 60 points from BIOL 370-384; and BIOL 309 or equivalent
  • Microbiology: BIOL 313 and at least 45 points from BIOL 330, BIOL 333, BIOL 335, BIOL 331, BIOL 352
  • Plant Biology (Not open to new enrolments in 2017): 60 points in 300-level BIOL courses
  • Zoology (Not open to new enrolments in 2017): 60 points in 300-level BIOL courses.

Students who are considering 400-level study should normally have gained 90 points in 300-level BIOL.

Students admitted to the honours programme or intending to proceed to a master's degree should consider including BIOL 309 (or equivalent).

Chemistry


100-level
  • Required: CHEM 111 and CHEM 112 (BCHM 112).

200-level
  • Required: CHEM 211, either CHEM 212 or BCHM 212, and 30 points from CHEM 241–255, BCHM 206.

300-level:
  • Required: 60 points from CHEM 300-level courses.
  • Students wishing to pursue a career in Chemistry are advised to take at least 60 points from CHEM 321–373 courses, and either CHEM 381 or CHEM 382.
  • Students should also note that entry into the MSc degree programme in Chemistry requires at least 60 points from CHEM 321–373 courses and either CHEM 381 or CHEM 382.

Laboratory Courses:
  • Required: 22 points from CHEM 281–282, BCHM 281, CHEM 381–382.

Computer Science


100-level
  • Required: COSC 121, COSC 122, MATH 120, MATH 102.
  • Recommended: COSC 110 or COSC 101.

200-level
  • Required: COSC 261 and a further 30 points selected from the following list of courses: all COSC 200-level courses, ENCE 260, SENG 201.

300-level
  • Required: At least 60 points from the following list of courses: all COSC 300-level courses (except COSC 366), ENCE 360, ENCE 361, SENG 301, SENG 302, SENG 365.

Economics

Students who have not been credited with the MATH or STAT prerequisite courses shown in the Course Catalogue may be admitted to courses if they have reached a standard satisfactory to the Head of Department in the prerequisites of other approved courses. Refer to the Economics Department for further information.


100-level
  • Required: ECON 104 and ECON 105.
  • Recommended: MATH 102 and MATH 103 and STAT 101.
  • Required for honours: MATH 102 and STAT 101.

200-level
  • Required:
    i.
    ECON 202 or ECON 207; and
    ii.
    ECON 203 or ECON 208; and
    iii.
    ECON 201 or ECON 206.

300-level
  • Required: At least 60 points of 300-level Economics.
  • Required for honours: ECON 321, 324 and 326.

Note: Students who enrolled in the BSc prior to 2015 may graduate under the 2014 regulations.


Environmental Science


100-level
  • Required: ENVR 101, GEOG 106, STAT 101 or MATH 102 or equivalent, plus a minimum of 30 points in a second major or as required by that major.
  • Recommended: SCIM 101.

200-level
  • Required: ENVR 201, GEOG 206, BIOL 209 or equivalent, plus a minimum of 30 points in a second major or as required by that major.

300-level
  • Required: ENVR 301, GEOG 309, plus a minimum of 60 points in a second major or as required by that major.

Finance


100-level
  • Required: (STAT 101 or MSCI 110), MATH 102, and (ACCT 102 or ACIS 102).
  • Strongly recommended: ECON 104, MATH 103.

200-level
  • Required: FINC 201 and FINC 203.
  • Recommended: FINC 205 and ECON 213 or 30 points from 200-level Statistics courses.

300-level
  • Required: FINC 331 and a further 45 points from 300-level Finance.

Financial Engineering


100-level
  • Required: COSC 121, COSC 122, ECON 104, MATH 102, MATH 103 and STAT 101.
  • Recommended: ACCT 102 and INFO 125.

200-level
  • Required: ECON 213, FINC 201, (FINC 203 or ECON 207), MATH 201, SENG 201, (STAT 211 or STAT 221) and STAT 213.
  • Recommended: INFO 213.

300-level
  • Required: (FINC 311 or FINC 312), (FINC 331 or ECON 331) and (STAT 317 or ECON 323). Any other 300 level course from those listed in Schedule B for Financial Engineering.

Geography


100-level
  • Required: 30 points of 100-level Geography.

200-level
  • Required: 30 points of 200-level Geography.

300-level
  • Required: 60 points of 300-level Geography.
  • Required for postgraduate study: Students intending to proceed to the BA(Hons), MA, BSc(Hons), PGDipSc or MSc degree must have passed:
    • 90 points in 300-level courses approved by the Head of the Department of Geography (including GEOG 309 and at least 30 other points in 300-level Geography courses), or
    • 120 points at 300-level of which 60 points are in Geography and 60 points are in subjects approved by the Head of Department.

Geology


100-level
  • Required: GEOL 111, and either GEOL 113 or GEOL 115.
  • Required for honours:
  • Geology: 60 points from 100-level Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics, Physics or Statistics.

200-level
  • Required: 45 points from 200-level GEOL.
  • Recommended: GEOL 240 and GEOL 241.

300-level
  • Required: 60 points from 300-level Geology.
  • Recommended: GEOL 351 or GEOL 352.
  • Required for BSc(Hons) in Geology, PGDipSc in Geology, or MSc in Geology or PMEG in Engineering Geology: a minimum of 90 points of 300-level GEOL, including GEOL 351 and GEOL 352 (105 points are recommended). At least 15 points each of 100-level MATH and 100-level STAT, or a demonstrably equivalent standard in Mathematics, are a prerequisite for entry to 400-level ENGE.

Linguistics

Students intending to complete the BSc with a major in Linguistics must be credited with at least 135 points in Linguistics, which must include the following:


100-level
  • Required: LING 101 and either LING 102 or LING 103.

200-level
  • Required: LING 215, LING 216 and LING 217.

300-level
  • Required: At least 60 points of 300-level Linguistics, including at least one of LING 306 or LING 307.
  • Required for postgraduate study: An average grade of at least B in all Linguistics courses beyond 100-level. Candidates should have at least 15 points in a language other than English. The required 15 points in a language other than English may be satisfied by proficiency in a language other than English at the discretion of the Programme Coordinator.

Management Science

This subject will be discontinued. No new enrolments will be accepted into this major or minor. Students continuing in this subject should contact the College of Science Student Advisor.


100-level
  • Required: MSCI 101; STAT 101 or MSCI 110.
  • Recommended: 15-30 points of 100-level Mathematics; MGMT 100, ECON 104 and ECON 105.

200-level
  • Required: At least 30 points of 200-level MSCI.

300-level
  • Required: At least 60 points of 300-level MSCI.

Mathematics


100-level
  • Required: MATH 103, MATH 109 or MATH 199.

200-level
  • Required: 45 points from MATH 201, MATH 202, MATH 203, MATH 220 and MATH 240 (including MATH 201 and at least one of MATH 202 or MATH 203).
  • Note: EMTH 210 may replace MATH 201, and, EMTH 211 may replace MATH 203.

300-level
  • Required: 60 points from MATH 301-394.
  • Required for honours: An additional 30 points from MATH 301-394 or STAT 301-394 or other approved courses.
  • Recommended for honours: MATH 343.

Philosophy


100-level
  • Recommended: 30 points of 100-level Philosophy (or equivalent).

    Note: MATH 130 may be counted as Philosophy points towards a BSc in Philosophy.


200-level
  • Required: At least 45 points of 200-level Philosophy (or equivalent) including PHIL 233. Students may include HAPS 201, HAPS 202, HAPS 203, or HAPS 210.

300-level
  • Required: At least 60 points of 300-level Philosophy (or equivalent), including at least one of PHIL 305, PHIL 310, PHIL 311, or PHIL 317. Students may include HAPS 302 or HAPS 310.

Physics


100-level
  • Required: PHYS 101, PHYS 102, MATH 102, MATH 103. PHYS 101 is offered in Semesters 1 and 2 and PHYS 102 is offered in Semester 2 and as a Summer Course.
  • Strongly recommended: MATH 170 or EMTH 171 or COSC 121.

200-level
  • Required: (1) PHYS 285; (2) 45 points from PHYS 201-209; (3) MATH 201.
  • Strongly recommended: MATH 202 and/or MATH 203.

300-level
  • Required: PHYS 310, PHYS 311, PHYS 313, PHYS 381.
    Notes:
    1.
    A student who has taken PHYS 204 is exempt from taking PHYS 310, but must select an additional 15 points from PHYS 301-379, ASTR 301-379;
    2.
    A student may be permitted by the HOD to obtain a double major in Physics and Mathematics with PHYS 381 replaced by PHYS 326 as a required course.
  • Required for postgraduate: Students intending to proceed to BSc(Hons) or MSc in Physics, Medical Physics or Astronomy should take (1) an additional two courses from 300-level PHYS or ASTR; and (2) an additional two courses from 300-level MATH or STAT. All advancing students should take PHYS 326.

Psychology


100-level
  • Required: PSYC 105 (15 points) and PSYC 106 (15 points).

200-level
  • Required: PSYC 206 (15 points) and at least three courses from PSYC 207-213 (15 points each).

300-level

Note: With the permission of the Head of Department, students who have a double major in Psychology and a second related subject may graduate with a minimum of 60 points in PSYC 300-level courses.

  • Required: 75 points of 300-level PSYC courses.
  • PSYC 344 is required for postgraduate study in Psychology and Applied Psychology.
  • PSYC 336 (or equivalent) is required for MSc in Applied Psychology.
  • PSYC 335 (or equivalent) is required for Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology.

Statistics


100-level
  • Required: MATH 103 or MATH 199.

200-level
  • Required: 45 points from STAT 201–294.

300-level
  • Required: At least 60 points from STAT 301–394.
  • Required for entry to honours: An additional 30 points from MATH 301–394 or STAT 301–394, or other approved courses.

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