Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours
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).
See also General Course and Examination Regulations.
The BSc(Hons) at Canterbury, if studied full-time, is an accelerated one-year (12 months) degree course for the very able. It is taken following the completion of a three-year Bachelor's degree with very good grades. Those who complete the BSc(Hons) with high grades are normally eligible to proceed directly to a PhD.
Students who have been granted direct entry to 200-level undergraduate courses on the basis of high achievement in university entrance assessments may complete a BSc(Hons) after a total of three years' study: two years undergraduate (Pre-BSc(Hons)) and the one-year (12 months) Honours. Also see Regulation 3(a) (iii) below.
The degree of BSc(Hons) may be awarded in the following subjects: Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computational and Applied Mathematical Sciences, Computer Science, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Science, Evolutionary Biology+, Finance and Mathematics, Finance and Statistics, Financial Engineering, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Mathematics and Philosophy, Mathematical Physics, Medical Physics, Microbiology, Physics, Plant Biology+, Psychology, Statistics, Zoology+. (Please refer to Regulation 9 for Combined Honours.)
+ Not open to new enrolments in 2017.
Every candidate for the Degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours shall have:
Note: Students who enter 200-level honours (Pre-BSc(Hons)) under this regulation transfer from an incomplete BSc and graduate BSc(Hons) only.
A candidate shall be assessed on the basis of such written examination, oral examinations, research project, and other work as prescribed for the subject offered. Candidates shall not concurrently enrol in additional undergraduate courses except with the permission of the Head of Department/School and Dean of Science. The programme of study shall satisfy the following conditions.
Note: A part-time candidate is one who, because of employment, health, family, or other reasons, is unable to study full-time. Part-time enrolment requires completion within 2 years (24 months), except as permitted under Regulation 4(b).
The Degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours may be awarded with First Class Honours, with Second Class Honours, or with Third Class Honours; the list of candidates obtaining Second Class Honours shall be listed in two divisions (Division I and Division II). The class of honours awarded shall be determined on the performance of the candidate. (Please refer to the General Course and Examination Regulations C: Work and Assessment, for further information.)
When a candidate fails to obtain BSc(Hons), the Dean of Science, depending upon the level of achievement and on the advice of the Head of Department/School, may recommend the award of:
A candidate who has commenced study for the degree and withdraws from all or part of the programme without completing course assessment requirements may not re-enrol without the permission of the Dean of Science.
A candidate may complete the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in two subjects (Combined Honours). Except in the case of the specific Combined Honours degrees whose requirements are stated in Schedule 2 of the BSc(Hons) regulations, a student wishing to complete a Combined BSc(Hons) degree must satisfy the course requirements for entry to 400-level honours in each subject, take 400-level courses totalling at least 60 points in each subject, complete one research project (worth at least 30 points) that normally reflects the combined nature of the degree, and take such additional courses as required by the Dean of Science.
The subjects for the degree and their prerequisites are given in the Schedule to these Regulations.