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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

Dr Peter Dillingham, Associate Dean, Applied Science

Email peter.dillingham@otago.ac.nz
Website Applied Science programme

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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

Level Papers Points
100-level

EAOS 111 Earth and Ocean Science

GEOL 112  Dynamic Earth: A New Zealand Perspective

One of
MATH 151  General Mathematics
MATH 160  Mathematics 1
MATH 170  Mathematics 2
COMO 101  Modelling and Computation
STAT 110  Statistical Methods
STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics

18

18

18   

200-level

GEOL 251  Minerals and Rocks

GEOL 252  Field Studies and New Zealand Geology

One of GEOL 221, GEOL 261, GEOL 262, GEOL 263, GEOL 264, GEOL 265, GEOL 272, GEOL 273, GEOL 274, GEOL 275, GEOL 276

One of GEOL 221, GEOL 261, GEOL 262, GEOL 263, GEOL 264, GEOL 265, GEOL 272, GEOL 273, GEOL 274, GEOL 275, GEOL 276, EMAN 204, GEOG 282, GEOG 284, GEOG 288, GEOG 289, GEOG 298, OCEN 201, PHSI 243, SURV 208

18

18

18

 

18

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 365, GEOL 372, GEOL 373, GEOL 374, GEOL 375, GEOL 376, CHEM 304, GEOG 388, GEOG 390, GEOG 394, GEOG 395, GEOG 398, OCEN 323

18

18

18

18 

Plus

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

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

162
Total   360

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

Year Papers Points
100-level

BIOL 112  Animal Biology

MARI 112  Global Marine Systems

STAT 110  Statistical Methods or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics

Three of:
BIOL 123  Plants: How They Shape the World
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

18

54

200-level

MARI 202  Marine Invertebrate Ecology and Biology

AQFI 251 Principles of Aquaculture

Two of BTNY 203, CHEM 201, CHEM 205, CHEM 206, ECOL 211, ECOL 212, FOSC 201, FORS 201, GENE 222, GENE 223, OCEN 201, PHIL 235, STAT 210, SURV 208, ZOOL 221

18

18

36

300-level

AQFI 301 Field Methods for Assessment of Fisheries and Aquatic Habitats

AQFI 352 Fisheries Ecology

Two of CHEM 301, CHEM 304, CHEM 306, FORS 301, GENE 312, GENE 314, GENE 315, MARI 301, MARI 302, ZOOL 316, ZOOL 319

18

18

36

Plus

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 Clothing and Textile Sciences

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this major subject.

Year Papers Points
100-level

36 points

Papers in biological, physical and/or social sciences recommended

36

200-level

CLTE 203  Fibre and Fabric Science and Technologies

CLTE 204  Dress and Society

One of:
CLTE 206  The Fashion Trade
CLTE 207  Materials in Human Performance

18

18

18

300-level

CLTE 306  Project in Clothing and Textile Sciences

Three of:
CLTE 303  Structural Propertiesof Materials and Products
CLTE 304  Textiles as Material Culture
CLTE 305  Materials and the Human
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, or COMP 160 General Programming

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

18

18

18

18

200-level

COMO 204  Differential Equations

MATH 202  Linear Algebra

MATH 203  Calculus of Several Variables

18

18

18

300-level

COMO 303  Numerical Methods

MATH 304  Partial Differential Equations

At least two further COSC, MATH or STAT papers

18

18

36

 

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

162

Total  

360

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

YearPapersPoints
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) or another paper

18

18

18

18

200-level

FOSC 201  Food Systems 1

FOSC 202  Food Systems 2

FOSC 213  Sensory Science

18

18

18

300-level

FOSC 306  Advanced Sensory Science

FOSC 308  Food and Consumers

FOSC 311  Food Product Development

18

18

36

 

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

162

Total 360

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Data Science

Year Papers Points
100-level

COMP 101  Foundations of Information Systems

COMP 120  Practical Data Science*

COMP 160  General Programming

STAT 110  Statistical Methods or  STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics

18

18

18

18

200-level

COSC 241  Programming and Problem Solving

INFO 204  Introduction to Data Science

STAT 210  Applied Statistics

STAT 260  Visualisation and Modelling in R*

18

18

18

18

300-level

COSC 343  Artificial Intelligence

INFO 304  Advanced Data Science

STAT 312 (to be introduced 2020)

STAT 312  Regression and Modelling 2*

One of COSC 344 Database Theory and Applications, STAT 310 (to be introduced 2020)

18

18

18

Plus 

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

144

Total   360

* Further information will be available for these papers in early September 2018.

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Energy Management

Year Papers Points
100-level

One 100-level PHSI paper (PHSI 132  Fundamentals of Physics II recommended)

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

BSNS 114  Financial Decision Making

18

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

One of:
GEOG 397  Environmental Management
PMAN 401  Project Management

One further paper from FINC 302-310, MANT 303, PMAN 401, GEOG 388, GEOG 389, GEOG 392, GEOG 397, PHSI 365, PHSI 381, COMO 303, INFO 304, ENVI 312

18

18

18

 

18

 

162 further points (MATH 203 highly recommended), including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

Advanced placement into MATH 170 may be allowed for suitably qualified candidates; with approval from the Programme Director other papers relevant to Energy may be substituted for one 300-level paper.

162

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 283, 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 389, 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 Forensic Analytical Science

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

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 (recommended)

18

18

18

18

18

18

200-level

CHEM 206 Analytical 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, CHEM 204, CLTE 203, FOSC 201, GENE 221, MICR 221, MICR 222, PHAL 211, PHAL 212, STAT 242, STAT 261, STAT 210, STAT 260, STAT 270

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 312, GENE 315, PHAL 306, PSYC 325, 300-level MICR and STAT papers

18

18

36

 

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

90
Total   360

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

Year Papers Points
100-level

COMP 101 Foundations of Information Systems

COMP 160  General Programming

MATH 160  Mathematics 1, or MATH 170  Mathematics 2

SURV 102 Geospatial Science

At least one of COMP 150 (recommended), GEOG 101, GEOG 102, STAT 110, SURV 101, ENGL 228

18

18

18

18

18

200-level

INFO 201 Developing Information Systems 1

INFO 202 Developing Information Systems 2

SURV 208  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

At least one 200-level GEOG or SURV paper

18

18

18

18

Above 200-level

SURV 309  Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies

SURV 319  Spatial Algorithms and Programming

SURV 411  Spatial Analysis and Modelling

At least one further 300-level GEOG or SURV paper

18

18

18

18

Plus

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

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

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 201, 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, GENE 313, GENE 314, GENE 315, MICR 335, MICR 337, PLBI 301, PLBI 302

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 Physical Education, Activity and Health

Level Papers Points
100-level

SPEX 101  Sport, Science and Society

SPEX 102  Principles of Exercise for Health and Performance

ANAT 101  Anatomy for Sport and Exercise  (or HUBS 191 and HUBS 192)

PHSL 101  Physiology for Sport and Exercise  (or HUBS 191 and HUBS 192)

18

18

18

18

200-level

Three of:
SPEX 203  Exercise Physiology
SPEX 205  Physical Activity and Health
SPEX 206  Te Pū o te Ora Māori Physical Education and Health
SPEX 207  Understanding Sports Coaching

54

300-level

Four of:
SPEX 306  Te Pou o te Koronga Advanced Māori Physical Education and Health
SPEX 307  Coaching, Leadership and Mentoring
SPEX 308  Psychology of Physical Activity
SPEX 309  Active Living and Environment
SPEX 310  Exercise for Clinical Populations
SPEX 316  Practicum

72

Plus

162 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved paper

162

Total   360

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Software Engineering

Year Papers Points
100-level

COMP 101  Foundations of Information Systems

COMP 160  General Programming

One of:
FINC 102  Business Mathematics
MATH 151  General Mathematics
MATH 160  Mathematics 1
MATH 170  Mathematics 2

18

18

18

200-level

INFO 201  Developing Information Systems 1

INFO 202  Developing Information Systems 2

COSC 241  Programming and Problem Solving

COSC 242  Algorithms and Data Structures

18

18

18

18

300-level

COSC 344  Database Theory and Applications

COSC 349  Cloud Computing Architecture

INFO 303  Enterprise Information Systems Infrastructure

INFO 310  Software Project Management

COSC 345  Software Engineering  or  INFO 301  Applied Project

18

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  Fundamentals of Nutrients and Health

HUNT 222  Nutritional Assessment  or  HUNT 223  International Nutrition and Health

HUNT 232  Sport and Exercise Nutrition

SPEX 201  Biomechanics  or  SPEX 202  Motor Behaviour

SPEX 203  Exercise Physiology

18

18

18

18

18

300-level

HUNT 355  Perspectives in Sports Nutrition

SPEX 305  Athletic Conditioning and Rehabilitation

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

One of:
SPEX 303  Exercise Energetics and Physiology
SPEX 310  Exercise for Clinical Populations

18

18

36

 

 

18

 

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

Students who are interested in becoming dietitians, and working in the area of sports nutrition, must include the Supplementary Nutritional Science minor, HUNT244, HUNT331 and PHSL 251 in their BAppSc programme.

72

Total   360

Further information regarding the BAppSc majoring in Sport and Exercise Nutrition is available on the Department of Human Nutrition website.

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Sports Technology

Year Papers Points
100-level

SPEX 102  Principles of Exercise for Health and Performance

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

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

18

36

18

200-level

SPEX 201  Biomechanics

SPEX 202  Motor Behaviour

SPEX 203  Exercise Physiology

Two of CLTE 203, CLTE 207COSC 241, COSC 242, HUNT 232, PHSI 282, STAT 210, STAT 260

18

18

18

36

300-level

SPEX 311  Sports Technology

Three of CLTE 303, CLTE 305COSC 342, COSC 343, COSC 344, PHSI 365, MATH 342, SPEX 301, SPEX 302, SPEX 303, SPEX 304, SPEX 305, SPEX 306, SPEX 307, SPEX 308, SPEX 309, SPEX 310, STAT 311, STAT 341, STAT 342, STAT 372

18

54

Plus

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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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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