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Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons))

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Apply for the Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) through the Dunedin campus in 2015

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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

Dr Stephen Sowerby
Department of Applied Science

Email: stephen.sowerby@otago.ac.nz

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Subject areas

The degree may be awarded in one of the following subjects:

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Applied Geology

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Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Aquaculture and Fisheries

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

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  • CLTE 490  Research Project; and

  • Three of
    CLTE 451  Physical Properties of Clothing and Textiles,
    CLTE 452  Social Aspects of Clothing and Textiles,
    CLTE 453  Research Methods,
    CLTE 454  Clothing, Materials and Workplace Injury,
    CLTE 455  Topic in Advanced Clothing and Textile Sciences,
    CLTE 460  Cooperative Education Programme.

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Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Computational Modelling

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  • COMO 480  Computational Modelling Project; and

  • COMO 401 Modelling 2 (this paper is not currently offered); and

  • Three 400-level COSC or MATH papers.

    Note: With approval from the Programme Director, other relevant 400-level papers may be substituted for COSC or MATH papers.

 

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Bachelor of Applied Sciences with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Consumer Food Science

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  • FOSC 490  Research Project; and

  • Three approved 400-level FOSC papers

    Note: With approval from the Head of the Department of Food Science, one 400-level paper from another relevant subject may be substituted for one 400-level FOSC paper.

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Bachelor of Applied Science Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Design for Technology

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Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Energy Management

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Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Environmental Management

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  • GEOG 490  Dissertation,

  • GEOG 471  Environmental Impact Assessment,

  • GEOG 472  Developments in Environmental Management,

  • One further 400-level paper.

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Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Forensic Analytical Science

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Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Geographic Information Systems

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Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Molecular Biotechnology

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Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Software Engineering

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  • SENG 490  Dissertation; and

  • INFO 409  Information Science Project; and

  • SENG 401  Software Engineering; and

  • Two further 400-level papers normally drawn from COSC, INFO or SENG papers.

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Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Sport and Exercise Nutrition

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  • HUNT 490  Research Project; and
  • HUNT 451  Nutritional Assessment; and
  • One of:
    • HUNT 452  Nutrition and Human Health,
    • HUNT 453  Community and Public Health Nutrition; and
  • One of:
    • PHSE 501  Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology,
    • PHSE 527  Topics in Advanced Physical Education,
    • PHSE 528  Topics in Advanced Physical Education; and
  • One of:
    • HASC 411 Research Design and Evaluation,
    • HASC 413  Biostatistics, HASC 415 Regression Methods; Health Science Applications; and
  • APPS 499  Applied Science Work Experience.

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Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Sports Technology

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Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Telecommunications

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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons))

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
    2. Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions:
      1. have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in the subject or subjects of study proposed with an average grade of at least B+ for the appropriate 300-level papers;
      2. have been admitted with the status of one who is entitled to proceed to the degree;
      3. have a qualification acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and produce evidence acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of ability to proceed to the degree.

  2. Subjects of Study

    The degree may be awarded in any one of the subjects listed above or in an approved combination of subjects (Combined Honours).

  3. Structure of the Programme

    1. Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for the subject as listed above.
    2. With the permission of the Heads of Department concerned. a candidate may substitute a paper of another subject for one of the required papers.
    3. A student who has obtained the degree in one subject may become a candidate for the degree in any other subject.
    4. The research report must be submitted by 1 June or 1 November of the semester in which the degree is completed.

  4. 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).

  5. Duration of the Programme

    A candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree in one academic year of full-time study following admission to the Honours programme.

  6. Level of Award of the Degree

    1. The degree may be awarded with First Class Honours, with Second Class Honours (Division I), with Second Class Honours (Division II), or with Third Class Honours.
    2. Should a candidate fail to obtain Honours, the papers passed may be credited towards a Postgraduate Diploma.
    3. A candidate who fails to obtain Honours may not resit all or part of the Honours programme in a subsequent year, unless the Senate has determined that his or her performance in those examinations was seriously impaired.

  7. Variations

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

    Note: The due date for applications for enrolment in the programme is 10 December. Late applications will be considered.

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