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.
Dr Peter Dillingham, Associate Dean, Applied Science
Website Applied Science programme
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The degree may be awarded in one of the following subjects:
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Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Applied Geology
Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Aquaculture and Fisheries
Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Computational Modelling
No new enrolments are currently being accepted for this subject.
COMO 480 Research Project
COMO 401 Modelling 2 (this paper is not currently offered)
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.
Bachelor of Applied Sciences with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Consumer Food Science
FOSC 490 Dissertation
Three approved papers from FOSC 421, FOSC 422, FOSC 423, FOSC 424, FOSC 425, Topics in Advanced Consumer Food Science 1-5
Note: With approval from the Head of the Department of Food Science, FOSC 460 or one 400-level paper from another relevant subject may be substituted for one 400-level FOSC paper.
Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Energy Management
Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Environmental Management
GEOG 490 Dissertation
GEOG 471 Impact Assessment and Sustainability
GEOG 472 Developments in Environmental Management
One further 400-level paper
Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Forensic Analytical Science
If you wish to enrol in this programme please contact the Division of Sciences.
40 points at 400-level from APPS, BIOA, BIOC, CHEM, FORS, FOSC, GENE, LAWS, MICR, PHAL, STAT papers
Note: * These papers are not currently available.
Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Geographic Information Systems
Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Molecular Biotechnology
Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Software Engineering
Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
HUNT 490 Research Project
- One of:
- HUNT 441 Research Methods
- HUNT 442 Applied Nutrition & Disease Management
- HUNT 443 Practice in Public Health Nutrition
- HUNT 445 Applications in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
- HUNT 452 Nutrition and Human Health
APPS 499 Applied Science Work Experience
One further approved 400-level paper
Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Telecommunications
Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons))
Admission to the Programme
- Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
- Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions:
- 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;
- have been admitted with the status of one who is entitled to proceed to the degree;
- 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.
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).
Structure of the Programme
- Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for the subject as listed above.
- With the permission of the Heads of Department concerned. a candidate may substitute a paper of another subject for one of the required papers.
- A student who has obtained the degree in one subject may become a candidate for the degree in any other subject.
- The research report must be submitted by 1 June or 1 November of the semester in which the degree is completed.
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).
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.
Level of Award of the Degree
- 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.
- Should a candidate fail to obtain Honours, the papers passed may be credited towards a Postgraduate Diploma.
- 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.
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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