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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc)

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Overview

Otago's unique Applied Science degrees link the excitement of science and the power of technology with the challenges of business. Applied Science programmes help graduates to become innovative thinkers with an entrepreneurial spirit, the very attributes successful New Zealanders are well-known for. As a graduate you'll be in better control of your career, able to contribute to the success of any organisation. And if innovation attracts you, an Applied Science degree combined with work experience will provide the right background if you decide to start your own business.

Contact Details

Department of Applied Science

Email: enquiries.appscsdept@otago.ac.nz
Web:http://www.appsci.otago.ac.nz/

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Major Subject Areas

For a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) degree you must major in at least one of the following subjects:

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Approved Minor and Second Major Subject Areas

It is a requirement that every programme normally includes an approved minor subject or an approved second major subject. Usually such a minor or second major subject must be selected from the tables below which list the approved combinations of major subjects with minor or second major subjects. However, the course director for the initial major subject may approve a minor or second major subject not listed in the table, provided that the overall combination of subjects and papers constitutes a coherent and integrated programme of study. Alternatively, but with the same requirement for a coherent and integrated programme, a course director may approve a programme without a specified minor or second major subject but which includes a selection of papers worth at least 90 points, including at least 18 points at 300-level and 54 points above 100-level.

 Full list of available approved Minor and Second Major subject areas

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Applied Geology

Year Papers Points
100-level

EAOS 111  Earth and Ocean Science

GEOL 112  Dynamic Earth: A New Zealand Perspective

18

18

200-level

GEOL 251  Minerals and Rocks

GEOL 252  Field Studies and New Zealand Geology

At least two of GEOL 221, GEOL 261, GEOL 262, GEOL 263, GEOL 264, GEOL 272, GEOL 273, GEOL 274, GEOL 275

18

18

36

300-level

GEOL 302  Independent Field Studies

GEOL 344  Advanced Field Studies

GEOL 353  Tectonics

At least one of GEOL 321, GEOL 341, GEOL 361, GEOL 362, GEOL 363, GEOL 364, GEOL 372, GEOL 373, GEOL 374, GEOL 375

18

18

18

18

 

180 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

180

Total   360

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Aquaculture and Fisheries

YearPapersPoints
100-level

MARI 112  Global Marine Systems

STAT 110  Statistical Methods or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics

Three of
BIOL 112  Animal Biology,
CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology,
CHEM 111  Chemistry: Molecular Architecture,
CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health,
EAOS 111  Earth and Ocean Science,
ECOL 111  Ecology and Conservation of Diversity.

18

18

54

200-level

MARI 202  Marine Invertebrate Ecology and Biology

Either AQFI 251 or AQFI 252

Two of: CHEM 201, CHEM 205, ECOL 211, ECOL 212, FOSC 201, FORS 201, GENE 222, GENE 223, OCEN 201, SURV 208, ZOOL 221

18

18

36

300-level

AQFI 301 Field Methods for Assessment of Fisheries and Aquatic Habitats

Either AQFI 351 or AQFI 352

Two of: CHEM 301, CHEM 304, CHEM 306, FORS 301, GENE 311, GENE 312, GENE 314, MARI 301, MARI 302, ZOOL 316, ZOOL 319

18

18

36

 

126 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

126

Total 360

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Clothing and Textile Sciences

Year Papers Points
100-level

36 points

Papers in biological, physical and/or social sciences recommended

36

200-level

CLTE 203  Fundamentals of Clothing and Textiles

CLTE 204  Dress and Society

One of
CLTE 205  Product Development,
CLTE 206  The Fashion Trade,
CLTE 207  Clothing and Textiles in Sport

18

18

18

300-level

CLTE 306  Project in Clothing and Textile Sciences

Three of
CLTE 303  Structural Propertiesof Materials and Products,
CLTE 304  Dress as Material Culture,
CLTE 305  Clothing, Humans and the Environment,
CLTE 309  Special Topic.

18

54

 

198 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

198

Total   360

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Computational Modelling

Year Papers Points
100-level

COMO 101  Computational Mathematics

COMP 150  Practical Programming

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

18

18

18

18

200-level

COMO 201  Applied Computational Modelling

MATH 202  Linear Algebra

MATH 203  Calculus of Several Variables

At least two of
MATH 262  Ordinary Differential Equations,
COSC 241  Programming and Problem Solving,
COSC 242  Algorithms and Data Structures,
STAT 261  Probability and Inference 1

18

18

18

36

300-level

COMO 301  Modelling 1

At least three of
COSC 326  Effective Programming,
MATH 304  Partial Differential Equations,
MATH 306  Geometry of Curves and Surfaces,
MATH 361  Numerical Analysis,
STAT 362  Probability and Inference 2,
ZOOL 316  Biological Data Analysis and Computing

18

54

 

126 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

126

Total  

360

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Consumer Food Science

Year Papers Points
100-level

FOSC 111  Food Principles

FOSC 112  Introduction to Food Marketing

STAT 110  Statistical Methods, or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics

CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology (recommended)

18

18

18

18

200-level

Three of
FOSC 201  Food Systems 1,
FOSC 202  Food Systems 2,
FOSC 213  Sensory Science.

54

300-level

FOSC 306  Advanced Sensory Science,
FOSC 308  Food and Consumers,
FOSC 311  Food Product Development

One of HUNT 314, HUNT 331, SOCI 319 may be substituted for FOSC 306 or FOSC 308

72

 

180 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

180

Total   360

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Design For Technology

Year Papers Points
100-level

Design for Engineering option

DESN 101  Design Inquiry

COMO 101  Computational Mathematics, or MATH 160  Mathematics 1

Design for Innovation option

DESN 101  Design Inquiry


18

18

 

18

200-level

Design for Engineering option

COMO 201  Applied Computational Modelling

DESN 201  Design Methods

DESN 203  Industrial Design

APPS 201 Materials: Properties and Applications

DESN 202  Communication Design, or DESN 204  Design Futures

Design for Innovation option

DESN 201  Design Methods

APPS 201 Materials: Properties and Applications

One of
DESN 202  Communication Design,
DESN 203  Industrial Design,
DESN 204  Design Futures.

 

18

18

18

18

18

 

18

18

 

18

300-level

Design for Engineering option

DESN 301  Strategic Design

DESN 303  Special Topic in Design for Technology

DETE 308  Design Analysis 2

One of
DESN 302 Design for Innovation,
DESN 304 Experience Design

Design for Innovation option

DESN 302 Design for Innovation,

DESN 303  Special Topic in Design for Technology

and two of
DESN 301 Strategic Design,
DESN 304 Experience Design,
DETE 308 Design Analysis 2

 

18

18

18

 

18

 

18

18

 

36

 

162 (Design for Engineering option) or 216 (Design for Innovation option)  further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

162 or 216

Total  

360

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Energy Management

Year Papers Points
100-level

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

One of
PHSI 131  Physical Law and Its Applications,
PHSI 132  Fundamentals of Modern Physics,
PHSI 191  Biological Physics.

18

18

18

200-level

EMAN 201  Thermoprocesses 1

EMAN 204  Energy Resources

PHSI 243  Environmental Physics

18

18

18

300-level

EMAN 301  Fluids and Heat Transfer

EMAN 308  Thermoprocesses 2

GEOG 388  Climate Change: Present and Future or GEOG 392  Climatology

One further 300-level paper approved by the Programme Director.

18

18

18

18

 

180 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

180

Total   360

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Environmental Management

Year Papers Points
100-level

ENVI 111  Environment and Society

GEOG 101  Physical Geography

GEOG 102  Human Geography

One of
MATH 160  Mathematics 1,
MATH 170  Mathematics 2,
STAT 110  Statistical Methods.

18

18

18

18

200-level

GEOG 216  Resource Evaluation and Planning

GEOG 290  Field Research Methods (Science)

Two of GEOG 281, GEOG 282, GEOG 284, GEOG 286, GEOG 287, GEOG 288, GEOG 289, GEOG 298, GEOG 299

18

18

36

300-level

GEOG 380  Field Research Studies

GEOG 397  Environmental Management

Two of GEOG 387, GEOG 388, GEOG 390, GEOG 392, GEOG 393, GEOG 394, GEOG 395, GEOG 398, GEOG 399

18

18

36

 

144 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

144

Total   360

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Food Innovation

* No new enrolments will be accepted for this major subject.

Year

Papers

Points

100-level

CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology

CHEM 191  The Chemiscal Basis of Biology and Human Health

STAT 110  Statistical Methods, or STAT 115 Introduction to Biostatistics

One of
BIOC 192  Foundations of Biochemistry,
FOSC 111  Food Principles,
HUBS 191  Human Body Systems 1,
PHSI 191  Biological Physics

18

18

18

18

200-level

FOSC 201  Food Chemistry 1

FOSC 202  Food Systems

FOSC 203  Food Process Technology 1

FOSC 213  Sensory Science

MICR 221  Microbes to Medicine

18

18

18

18

18

300-level

FOSC 301  Food Chemistry 2

FOSC 302  Food Process Technology 2

FOSC 311  Food Product Development

MICR 331  Food Microbiology

18

18

36

18

 

108 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

108

Total

 

360

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Forensic Analytical Science

YearPapersPoints
100-level

BIOC 192  Foundations of Biochemistry

CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology

CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health

HUBS 191  Human Body Systems 1

STAT 110  Statistical Methods, or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics

At least one of the following is recommended:
BIOL 123  Plants: How They Shape the World,
CHEM 111  Chemistry: Molecular Architecture (highly recommended),
HUBS 192  Human Body Systems 2,
MATH 160  Mathematics 1,
PHSI 191   Biological Physics.

18

18

18

18

18

18

200-level

CHEM 201  Environmental Physical Chemistry, or CHEM 205  Biological Chemistry

FORS 201  Analytical and Forensic Science

GENE 222  Genes, Chromosomes and Populations

At least two of BIOA 201, BIOC 221; CHEM 201 or CHEM 205; CLTE 203, FOSC 201, GENE 221, MICR 221, MICR 222, PHAL 211, PHAL 212, STAT 242, STAT 261

18

18

18

36

300-level

FORS 301  Analytical Forensic Biology

CHEM 306  Forensic Chemistry

At least two of BIOA 301, BIOC 352, CHEM 304, CLTE 303, FOSC 301, GENE 311, GENE 312, PHAL 306, PSYC 325, 300-level MICR and STAT papers

18

18

36

 

108 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or second major subject or other approved papers

108
Total 360

 

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Geographic Information Systems

Year Papers Points
100-level

BSNS 106  Information and Communication in Organisations

COMP 111  Information and Communications Technology

COMP 150  Practical Programming, or COMP 160  General Programming

MATH 160  Mathematics 1, or MATH 170  Mathematics 2

At least one of GEOG 101, GEOG 102, STAT 110, SURV 101, SURV 102

18

18

18

18

18

200-level

INFO 211  Systems Analysis, Design and Modelling

INFO 214  Business ICT Infrastructure

SURV 208  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

At least one 200-level GEOG paper

18

18

18

18

300-level

INFO 351  GIS Programming in Python

SURV 309  Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies

SURV 310  Spatial Databases

One of
SURV 410  Management Issues in Geogrpahic Information Systems,
SURV 411  Spatial Analysis and Modelling,
SURV 412  Geovisualisation and Cartography,
SURV 413  Resource Mapping and Image Processing.

18

18

18


18

 

126 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

126

Total   360

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Molecular Biotechnology

Year Papers Points
100-level

BIOC 192  Foundations of Biochemistry

CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology

CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and HUman Health

HUBS 191  Human Body Systems 2

18

18

18

18

200-level

BIOC 221  Molecular Biology

GENE 221  Molecular and Microbial Genetics

MICR 221  Microbes to Medicine

At least two of BIOC 222, BIOC 223, BTNY 221, GENE 222, GENE 223, MICR 222, MICR 223

18

18

18

36

300-level

MICR 336  Applied and Environmental Microbiology

At least three of BIOC 351, BIOC 352, BTNY 322, GENE 311, GENE 313, GENE 314, MICR 335, MICR 337, PLBI 301

18

54

 

144 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

126

Total   360

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Software Engineering

Year Papers Points
100-level

BSNS 106  Information and Communication in Organisations

COMP 160  General Programming

One of
FINQ 102  Business Mathematics,
MATH 151  General Mathematics,
MATH 160  Mathematics 1,
MATH 170  Mathematics 2.

18

18

18

200-level

INFO 211  Systems Analysis, Design and Modelling

INFO 221  Application Software Development

COSC 241  Programming and Problem Solving

COSC 242  Algorithms and Data Structures

INFO 214  Business ICT Infrastructure, or COSC 344  Database Theory and Applications

18

18

18

18

18

300-level

INFO 323  Distributed Information Systems

SENG 301  Software Project Management

COSC 345  Software Engineering, or INFO 312  Information Systems Development Project

COSC 346  Object-oriented Programming and User Interfaces, or INFO 340  Interactive Systems Design

18

18

18

18

 

144 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

144

Total   360

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Year Papers Points
100-level

BIOC 192  Foundations of Biochemistry

CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology

CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health 

HUBS 191  Human Body Systems 1

HUBS 192  Human Body Systems 2

STAT 110  Statistical Methods,  or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics (recommended)

18

18

18

18

18

18

200-level

HUNT 221  Macronutrients and Health

HUNT 232  Sport and Exercise Nutrition

HUNT 222  Vitamins, Diets and Health, or HUNT 223  Minerals, Undernutrition and Health

PHSE 202  Movement Analysis and Control

PHSE 203  Exercise Physiology

18

18

18

18

18

300-level

HUNT 355  Perspectives in Sports Nutrition

PHSE 312  Prescription of Physical Activity and Exercise

Two of
HUNT 311  Metabolism, Health and Disease,
HUNT 312  Nutrition in Cancer and Heart Disease,
HUNT 313  Life Cycle Nutrition

One of
PHSE 301  Exercise Metabolism,
PHSE 311  Medical Aspects of Exercise and Physical Activity,
PHSE 314  Athletic Training and Conditioning,
PHSE 315  Physical Activity and Health.

18

18

36

 

 

18

 

72 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

72

Total   360

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Sports Technology

Year Papers Points
100-level

PHSE 102  Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement

PHSE 191  and PHSE 192  (or HUBS 191  and HUBS 192)

One of COMP 150, COMP 160, DESN 101, MATH 151, MATH 160, MATH 170, PHSI 191, STAT 110, STAT 115

18

36

18

200-level

ANAT 250  Functional Anatomy

PHSE 202  Movement Analysis and Control

PHSE 203  Exercise Physiology

Two of CLTE 203, CLTE 207, DESN 201, DESN 203, COMO 201, COSC 241, COSC 242, HUNT 232, PHSI 282, STAT 242

18

18

36

300-level

PHSE 329  Sport Technology

Three of CLTE 303, CLTE 305, COMO 301, COSC 342, COSC 343, COSC 344, DESN 301, PHSE 302, PHSE 304, PHSE 314, PHSI 365, MATH 342, STAT 341, STAT 342, STAT 352

18

54

 

126 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

126 
Total   360

 

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Telecommunications

Year Papers Points
100-level

COMP 160  General Programming

MATH 160  Mathematics 1, or MATH 170  Mathematics 2

One of
PHSI 131  Physical Law and Its Application,
PHSI 132  Fundamentals of Modern Physics,
PHSI 191  Biological Physics.

18

18

18

200-level

COSC 243  Computer Architecture and Operating Systems

TELE 202  Computer Networking, or COSC 244  Data-communications, Networks, Internet

ELEC 253  Electronics: Introduction

INFO 221  Application Software Development

PHSI 232  Electromagnetism and Optics (recommended)

18

18

18

18

18

300-level

TELE 301  Network Management

TELE 302  Network Design

TELE 303  Wireless Communications

INFO 323  Distributed Information Systems

18

18

18

18

 

162 further points (or 144 further points if PHSI 232 taken), including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

162 (or 144)

Total   360

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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc)

  1. Structure of the Programme

    Every programme of study

    1. shall consist of papers worth not less than 360 points,
    2. shall satisfy one of the major subject requirements listed above,
    3. must include an approved minor or second major as specified above, except that the Course Director for the major subject may approve either
      1. a minor or second major subject not listed above, or
      2. a selection of papers worth at least 90 points, including at least 18 points at 300-level and at least 54 points above 100-level, provided that the overall combination of subjects and papers constitutes a coherent and integrated programme of study.

    No paper may count for both a major and a minor subject requirement or for more than one minor subject requirement unless that paper is at 100- or 200-level and is specified as compulsory for both requirements.

    No paper above 200-level may count for more than one major subject requirement.

  2. Duration of the Programme

    The programme may be taken by full-time candidates in three years.

  3. Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions

    1. Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites, and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).
    2. With the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) a candidate may enrol for a paper at 200-level without having satisfied the normal prerequisites. In such cases the candidate shall not be credited with the prerequisite papers. A candidate may not, having passed any such paper at 200-level, enrol subsequently for any prerequisite paper from which exemption has been given.

  4. Cross Credits

    Cross credits between two programmes are governed by the Cross Credit provisions of the General Regulations.

  5. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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