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

Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours

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

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours a student must pass courses from the Schedule to these Regulations having a value of 150 points with the following stipulations:

(a)
Courses must include a research project of at least 30 points.
(b)
A student may, with the approval of the Heads of Departments concerned, replace up to 60 points in courses prescribed for the major with courses prescribed for another major at an equivalent level. Where specific limits are given in a Schedule to these Regulations, the more restrictive of the two shall apply.
(c)
A student may complete the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in two majors (Combined Honours). Except in cases specified in Schedule 2 to these Regulations, a student wishing to complete a Combined BSc(Hons) degree must:
i.
satisfy the Honours entry requirements in each major; and
ii.
take 400-level courses totalling at least 60 points in each subject; and
iii.
complete one research project (worth at least 30 points) that reflects the combined nature of the degree.
4.
Admission to the qualification

To be admitted to the Bachelor of Science with Honours a student, before enrolling must:

(a)
either
i.
have completed the requirements for a Bachelor's degree; or
ii.
been admitted under the regulations for admission with Academic Equivalent Standing for the BSc(Hons); or
iii.
gained direct entry into 200-level courses and have completed a minimum of 240 points, including 90 points at 300-level (this applies to BSc students who have not completed their qualification); or
iv.
completed a qualifying course prescribed by the Head of Department/School and approved by the Academic Dean of Science of a standard equivalent to the prerequisite courses; and
(b)
satisfied the requirements for the subject to be undertaken in the BSc(Hons) as specified in the Schedule to these Regulations.
5.
Subjects

The degree of BSc(Hons) may be awarded in any of the subjects listed in Schedule A to these Regulations.

6.
Time limits

The time limit for this qualification is 12 months. This may be exceeded if granted an exemption by the Academic Dean of Science.

7.
Transfers of credit, substitutions and cross-credits

This qualification adheres to the General Conditions for Credit and Transfer Regulations with no additional stipulations.

8.
Progression
This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University, with the following stipulations:
(a)
A student will be withdrawn from the degree if more than 30 points is failed.
(b)
Courses may not be repeated.
9.
Honours, Distinction and Merit

This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University, with no additional stipulations.

10.
Pathways to other qualifications
(a)
A student who has completed the requirements for the BSc(Hons) but has not yet graduated, may apply to the Academic Dean of Science to be admitted to the Master of Science and have credits transferred.
(b)
A student who has graduated with the BSc(Hons) from the University of Canterbury, may apply to the Academic Dean of Science to be admitted to the Master of Science and have their BSc(Hons) subsumed in accordance with the General Regulations to the University.
(c)
A student for the BSc(Hons) who has not met the requirements for the qualification but who has satisfied all requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Science may apply to the Academic Dean of Science to withdraw from the degree and be awarded the diploma.
  • For students
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