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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.
Department of Applied Science
Major Subject Areas
For a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) degree you must major in at least one of the following subjects:
- Applied Geology
- Aquaculture and Fisheries
- Clothing and Textile Sciences
- Computational Modelling
- Consumer Food Science
- Design for Technology (No new enrolments)
- Energy Management
- Environmental Management
- Forensic Analytical Science
- Geographic Information Systems
- Molecular Biotechnology
- Software Engineering
- Sport and Exercise Nutrition
- Sports Technology
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.
Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc)
Structure of the Programme
Every programme of study
- shall consist of papers worth not less than 360 points,
- shall satisfy one of the major subject requirements listed above,
- must include an approved minor or second major as specified above, except that the Course Director for the major subject may approve either
- a minor or second major subject not listed above, or
- 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.
Duration of the Programme
The programme may be taken by full-time candidates in three years.
Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions
- Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites, and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).
- 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.
Cross credits between two programmes are governed by the Cross Credit provisions of the General Regulations.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.