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Foundation Certificate in Science (FCS)

Students intending to pursue careers as engineers, architects, chemists, scientists, marine biologists, IT specialists, mathematicians, statisticians or any science-related career, the Foundation Certificate in Science (FCS) is the programme for you. To enter into this programme, you must satisfy both the entry criteria and the course pre-requisites.

Entry Criteria:

  • At least 200% in the best three subjects plus English:
    • English to be at least 50%
    • Mathematics to be at least 50%
    • At least 50% in two of the subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Physics or Geography
  • Example:
    • Aggregate 200 = Eng 50%, Math 50%, Bio 60%, Chem 60%
    • Aggregate 200 = Eng 60%, Math 50%, Chem 60%, Geo 50%
    • Aggregate 200 = Eng 50%, Math 60%, Bio 50%, Comp 50%
  • A student who has an Aggregate of 200% but 40-49 in English, will enroll in and must Pass HEN003 in semester 1 before proceeding to HEN004 in semester 2
  • A student who has an Aggregate of 200% but 40-49% in Mathematics, will enroll in and must Pass HMA056 in semester 1 before proceeding to HMA020 or HST050 in semester 2

Once you meet the entry criteria, you enrol in 6 courses in the first semester and 5 courses in the second semester, a total of 11 courses. YOU MUST PASS 8 courses in order to graduate. These 8 courses should include the following core courses.

Core Courses:

  • HEN004 (Foundation English)
  • Any one from: HMA010 (Foundation Algebra) or HMA020 (Foundation Calculus) or HST050 (Foundation Statistics)
  • Any one from: HSA001 (Samoan as Second Language) or HSA002 (Samoan 1)
  • Plus at least Five from:

 

Semester 1 Courses

Semester 2 Courses

HBI011 (Foundation Biology 1)

HBI012 (Foundation Biology 2)

HCH031 (Foundation Chemistry 1)

HCH032 (Foundation Chemistry 2)

HPH021 (Foundation Physics 1)

HPH022 (Foundation Physics 2)

HTC051 (Foundation Technology 1)

HTC052 (Foundation Technology 2)

HCS081 (Foundation Computer Studies)

HGE002 (Human Geography)

HGE001 (Physical Geography)

HCS081 (Foundation Computer Studies)

Course Pre-requisites:

To enroll in each Foundation course, a student must meet the course pre-requisites as listed below:

Course Code

Title

Pre-Requisites

HBI011

Foundation Biology 1

≥50% in SSLC Biology

HBI012

Foundation Biology 2

≥50% in SSLC Biology

HBI013

Foundation Human Biology 1

≥50% in SSLC Biology

HBI014

Foundation Human Biology 2

≥50% in SSLC Biology

HCH031

Foundation Chemistry 1

≥50% in SSLC Chemistry

HCH032

Foundation Chemistry 2

≥50% in SSLC Chemistry

HCS081

Foundation Computer Studies

NIL

HMA010

Foundation Algebra

≥50% in SSLC Mathematics

HMA020

Foundation Calculus

≥50% in SSLC Mathematics

HMA030

Foundation Mathematics

≥50% in SSLC Mathematics

HMA071

Foundation General Mathematics 1

≥40% in SSLC Mathematics

HMA072

Foundation General Mathematics 2

≥40% in SSLC Mathematics

HPH021

Foundation Physics 1

≥50% in SSLC Physics

HPH022

Foundation Physics 2

≥50% in SSLC Physics

HSC067

Science 3

≥50% in SSLC Biology, Chemistry or Physics

HST050

Foundation Statistics

≥50% in SSLC Mathematics

HTC051

Foundation Technology 1

≥50% in SSLC Mathematics

HTC052

Foundation Technology 2

≥50% in SSLC Mathematics

HAG041

Foundation Agriculture 1

≥50% in SSLC Agriculture, Geography or any Science subject

HAG042

Foundation Agriculture 2

≥50% in SSLC Agriculture, Geography or any Science subject

HGE001

Physical Geography

≥50% in SSLC Geography or Development Studies OR ≥50% in any two Science subjects of Bio, Chem or Physics

HGE002

Human Geography

≥50% in SSLC Geography or Development Studies OR ≥50% in any two Science subjects of Bio, Chem or Physics

FCS Programme Summary

1.      Name of Programme

(What qualification are you studying towards?)

·      Foundation Certificate in Science

2.      Admission / Entry Criteria

(What you need in order to enter or enroll in this programme?)

·      An Aggregate total of 200% in SSLC English plus Best 3 subjects (with at least a 50% score in English, Mathematics and two courses from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computing and Geography)

3.      Courses Available

What are you expected to enroll in?

·      Compulsory or core courses: HEN004, plus Any of HSA001 or HSA002; plus any ONE of the following Maths courses: HMA010, HMA020, HST050

·      Before Semester 1: HSA001 or HSA002 (2 weeks)

·      In Semester 1: HEN004, HMA010, HBI011, HBI013, HCH031, HPH021,  HTC051, HGE001

·      In Semester 2: HCS081, HMA020, HST050, HBI012, HBI014, HCH032, HPH022, HTC052, HGE002

4.      Alternative Courses

What to take if you did not meet the required marks (pre-requisite) to enroll in specific programme courses?

·      In Semester 1: HEN003, HMA030 or HMA071 or HMA056, HBI001, HCH001, HPH001

·      In Semester 2: HEN004, HMA020 or HST050, HBI012, HCH002, HPH002

(If in doubt ask the Programme Advisers – see below)

5.      Programme Duration

How long you need to study in order to complete this programme?

·      2 Semesters of full-time study (or 1 academic year)

6.      Completion Requirement

What do you need to pass in order to complete this programme?

·      You will need to PASS all 3 Compulsory courses (HEN004, HSA001 or HSA002, and HMA010 or HMA020 or HST050) plus any 5 courses from those listed above

7.      Programme Advisors

Who to go to for help/advice about the programme?

The following are the Academic Advisors for this programme:

1.      Tuifuisa’a Dr Patila Amosa (Dean, FoS)

2.      I’iga Vaisualua Okesene (HoD, Computing)

3.      Asi Semau Ausage Lauano (HoD, Math & Stats)

4.      Galumalemana Faainu Latu (HoD, Science)

Foundation Certificate in Agriculture (FCAg)

Students intending to pursue a career in agriculture, horticulture, hydroponics, fisheries, forestry, commercial farming, agricultural economics, or agribusiness; our Foundation Certificate in Agriculture (FCAg) is for you.

Entry Criteria:

  • At least an aggregate of 200% or better in the best three subjects plus SSLC English:
    • English to be at least 50%
    • Mathematics to be at least 50%
    • At least 50% or better in any two of the following subjects:
      • Agriculture Science
      • Biology
      • Chemistry
      • Physics
      • Geography
    • A student who has an Aggregate of 200% but 40 – 49% in English, will enroll in and must pass HEN003 in semester 1 before proceeding to HEN004 in semester 2.

Once you meet the entry criteria, you enroll in 6 courses in the first semester and 5 courses in the second semester, a total of 11 courses. To be awarded a Foundation Certificate (Agriculture), YOU MUST PASS at least 8 courses in order to graduate. These 8 courses should include the following core courses.

Core Courses:

  • HEN004 (Foundation English)
  • Any one from: HSA001 (Samoan as a Second Language) or HSA002 (Samoan 1)
  • Both HAG041 (Foundation Agriculture 1) and HAG042 (Foundation Agriculture 2)
  • Plus at least Six from:

Semester 1 Courses

Semester 2 Courses

HBI011 (Foundation Biology 1)

HBI012 (Foundation Biology 2)

HCH031 (Foundation Chemistry 1)

HCH032 (Foundation Chemistry 2)

HPH021 (Foundation Physics 1)

HPH022 (Foundation Physics 2)

HTC051 (Foundation Technology 1)

HTC052 (Foundation Technology 2)

HGE001 (Physical Geography)

HGE002 (Human Geography)

HMA030 (Foundation Mathematics)

HCS081 (Foundation Computer Studies)

FCAg Programme Summary

1.      Name of Programme

(What qualification are you studying towards?)

·      Foundation Certificate in Agriculture

2.      Admission / Entry Criteria

(What you need in order to enter or enroll in this programme?)

·      An Aggregate total of 200% in SSLC English plus Best 3 subjects (with at least a 50% score in English, Mathematics and two courses from Agriculture Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Geography)

3.      Courses Available

What are you expected to enroll in?

·      Compulsory or core courses: HEN004, plus Any of HSA001 or HSA002; plus HAG041 and HAG042

·      Before Semester 1: HSA001 or HSA002 (2 weeks)

·      In Semester 1: HEN004, HAG041, HMA030, HBI011, HCH031, HPH021,  HTC051 or HGE001

·      In Semester 2: HAG042, HCS081, HMA020, HST050, HBI012, HCH032, HPH022, HTC052 or HGE002

4.      Alternative Courses

What to take if you did not meet the required marks (pre-requisite) to enroll in specific programme courses?

·      In Semester 1: HEN003, HMA030 or HMA071, HBI001, HCH001, HPH001

·      In Semester 2: HEN004, HST050, HBI012, HCH002, HPH002

(If in doubt ask the Programme Advisers – see page 5)

5.      Programme Duration

How long you need to study in order to complete this programme?

·      2 Semesters of full-time study (or 1 academic year)

6.      Completion Requirement

What do you need to pass in order to complete this programme?

·      You will need to PASS at least 8 courses consisting of 4 Compulsory courses (HEN004, HSA001 or HSA002, plus HAG041 and HAG042) plus any 4courses from those listed above.

7.      Programme Advisors

Who to go to for help/advice about the programme?

The following are the Academic Advisors for this programme:

1.      Tuifuisa’a Dr Patila Amosa (Dean, FoS)

2.      I’iga Vaisualua Okesene (HoD, Computing)

3.      Asi Semau Ausage Lauano (HoD, Math & Stats)

4.      Galumalemana Faainu Latu (HoD, Science)

REGULATIONS FOR THE BASIC CERTIFICATE IN SCIENCE (2006)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Basic Certificate in Science if that applicant has:
a) A score of 50% or more in SSLC English plus at least two of SSLC Biology, Chemistry or Physics, or
b) Mature entry:
i. Is at least 20 years of age on 1 February of year of admission, and
ii. Has at least two years full-time relevant work experience and/or training, or
c) Qualified for Admission with Standing as detailed in the Recognition of Prior
Learning/Credit Statute.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or HSA154 or HSA155 in order to graduate.
4.2 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of ten courses: HEN004 plus nine courses from HBI011, HBI012,
HCH031, HCH032, HCS081, HGE001, HGE002, HMA010, HMA020, HPH021, HPH022,
HST050, HTC051, HTC052.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students three or four courses per semester, part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the
Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Basic Certificate in Science a student must pass HEN004 plus at least seven courses from those specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2006.
*REFER FOUNDATION SECTION FOR COURSE DESCRIPTIONS*

REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATE IN SCIENCE (2006)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Certificate in Science if that applicant has:
a) Completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate (Science) or equivalent, or
b) Completed the requirements for a Basic Certificate in Science, or
c) HEN004, plus at least four Foundation Science courses.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or
HSA154 or HSA155 in order to graduate.
4.2 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute this
programme consists of six courses selected from the following compulsory and elective courses:
a) Compulsory: two pairs of courses from the following four pairs: HBI111 and
HBI112; HCH131 and HCH132; HPH121 and HPH122; HTC151and HTC152, plus
b) Electives: two of HCS181, HCS183, HCS184, HGE100, HGE101, HMA111, HMA121,
HST151.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students three or four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Certificate in Science a student must pass four compulsory courses and two elective courses from those specified in 4.2 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2006

REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTER STUDIES (2010)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Certificate in Computer Studies if that applicant has passed HCS081, HEN004; plus one of HMA010, HMA020, HMA030, HST050.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute this programme consists of seven courses selected from the following compulsory and elective courses.
a) Compulsory: HCS181, HCS183, HCS184; HCS281, HCS283, plus any HSA course; plus
b) Elective: one of HMA111, HMA121, HST151; HCS284, HCS286.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students three or four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on
the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Certificate in Computer Studies a student must pass six compulsory
courses and one elective course from those specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2010.

REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATE IN MATHEMATICS (2006)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Certificate in Mathematics if that applicant has passed HMA010 and HMA020; plus HST050 for those wishing to pursue studies in statistic.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or
HSA154 or HSA155 in order to graduate.
4.2 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute this programme consists of six courses selected from the following compulsory and elective courses:
a) Compulsory: HMA111, HMA121; HMA211, HMA222
b) Electives: one pair of courses from the following three pairs: HCS181 and HMA223;
or HMA221 and HMA271; or HST151 and HST251.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students three or four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on
the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Certificate in Mathematics a student must pass four compulsory courses and two elective courses from those specified in 4.2 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2006.

REGULATIONS FOR THE NUS CERTIFICATE IV IN COMPUTER OPERATING

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
On the basis of raw marks in the SSLC exam or equivalent, at least 170% aggregate total in English and best 3 subjects with at least a 40% in English.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time and part-time.

3. DURATION
1 year of two semesters for full time students.
2 years of four semesters for part time students.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of nine courses: TCO112, TCO113, TCO114, TCO115, TCO124, TCS101, TCS103, TBS202 and TCO125.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Four courses for semester one and five courses for semester two including the Work experience. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a NUS Certificate Level IV in Computer Operating a student must pass the
nine courses specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2019.

REGULATIONS FOR THE NUS CERTIFICATE IV IN TROPICAL HORTICULTURE
(2012)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
On the basis of raw marks in the SSLC exam or equivalent, at least 140% aggregate total in English and best 3 subjects with at least a 30% in English.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of eight courses: TCS108, THT011, THT012, THT013, THT014, THT015, THT016, THT017.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Four courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Certificate –in Tropical Horticulture a student must pass the eight courses specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2015.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN COMPUTING (2010)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Diploma in Computing if that applicant has completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate (Science) or Certificate in Computer Studies or equivalent.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than four semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute this programme consists of eleven courses selected from the following compulsory and elective courses.
a) Compulsory: HCS181, HCS183, HCS184; HCS281, HCS283, HCS286;
b) HCS383 or HCS388; plus any HSA course; plus
c) Electives: either
i. four of HCS284; HCS381, HCS385, HCS386, HCS387, or
ii. one of HMA111, HMA121, HST151; plus three of HCS284; HCS381, HCS385,
HCS386, HCS387 or
iii. HCS187, HCS188, HCS287 and HCS288

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students three or four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses
per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Diploma in Computing a student must pass twelve courses (eight compulsory courses and four elective courses) from those specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2010.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (2006)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Diploma in Environmental Science if that applicant has:
a) completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate (Science)or equivalent, or
b) completed the requirements for a Basic Certificate in Science, or
c) completed the requirements for a Certificate in Science, or
d) HEN004, plus HBI011, HBI012, HCH031 and HCH032 or equivalent.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or
HSA154 or HSA155 in order to graduate.
4.2 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute this programme consists of ten courses: HBI111, HBI112, HCH131, HCH132; HBI211, HBI212, HCH231; HBI311, HBI312, HCH332.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students three or four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Diploma in Environmental Science a student must pass the ten courses specified in 4.2 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2006.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN MATHEMATICS (2006)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Diploma in Mathematics if that applicant has:
a) Completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate (Science)or equivalent, or
b) Completed the requirements for a Certificate in Mathematics plus HST050, or
c) Passed HMA020 plus either HMA010 or HST050.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or
HSA154 or HSA155 in order to graduate.
4.2 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute this programme consists of ten courses selected from the following compulsory and elective courses:
a) Compulsory: HMA111, HMA121, HST151; HMA211, HMA222; HMA311, HMA321
b) Electives: one set of three courses from the following options:
Option A: HMA221, HMA271; HMA300
Option B: HCS181; HCS281; HCS381
Option C: HCS181; HMA223; HMA323
Option D: HCS281, HCS286; HCS381
Option E: HMA223, HST251; HST351.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students three or four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Diploma in Mathematics a student must pass the seven compulsory courses and three elective courses specified in 4.2 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2006.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE (2017)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
a) Foundation Certificate (Agriculture), Foundation Certificate (Science), Foundation Certificate (General) or a Certificate in Science, Horticulture or Agriculture or equivalent
or Mature entry and
b) Physical ability to complete the practical components.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Offered during the day only. Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than four semesters full-time; eight semesters part-time.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit & Recognition of Current Competency (also see 5 below), this programme consists of ten courses:
HAG100, HAG101, HEC101, HMG161, HAG200, HAG201, HAG217, HAG300, HAG301 and
HAG302.

5. RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
The maximum number of credits allowable for the Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture is eight: four unspecified and four specified. A student must apply to the Senate through Student Administration.

6. PROGRAMME LOAD
Two or three courses per semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean of Science or the dean’s designated staff member.

7. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture, a student must pass the ten courses as prescribed above in 4.

8. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2018

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (2006)
Amended 2015

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Science if that applicant hascompleted the requirements for a Foundation Certificate (Science) or equivalent.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 orHSA154 or HSA155 in order to graduate.
4.2 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute this programme consists of twenty-four courses selected from one of the options appearingin the schedule at the end of these regulations.
4.3 An extra 300-level course already passed by a student can be credited for 200-level or a 100-level course that a student has not done but requires to complete his/her programme. Similarly an extra 200-level course can be credited for a 100- level course. But you cannot credit an extra lower-level course upwards for a higher-level course.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, four 100-level or three 200- or 300-level courses per semester, for part time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To graduate with a Bachelor of Science a student must pass the twenty-four courses specified
in 4.2 above, including HMA171 and/or HCS182, HEN107, HSA100 and HSC267.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2016.

SCHEDULE
The Bachelor of Science (BSc) programme has three options:
a) Option 1 – A single major and either electives or at least one minor, or
b) Option 2 – A major and two minors, or
c) Option 3 – A double major
The total number of courses by level depends on which option is followed.
For Options 1 and 2:
a) At least 11 x 100-level courses
b) At least 9 x 200-level courses
c) At least 4 x 300-level courses
For Option 3:
a) At least 11 x 100-level courses
b) At least 7 x 200-level courses
c) At least 6 x 300-level courses

1. DEFINITIONS OF A MAJOR
1.1. A Single Major (Option 1)
a) A single major in the BSc programme is a set of twelve courses approved by the Faculty of Science to define a major in applied computing or computing or environmental science or life sciences or mathematics or physical sciences which complies with the following structure:
At least 3 x 100-level courses
At least 3 x 200-level courses
At least 3 x 300-level courses
1.2. A Major and Two Minors (Option 2)
b) A major in the BSc programme is a set of nine courses approved by the Faculty of Science to define a major in applied computing or computing or environmental science or life sciences or marine science or mathematics or physical sciences which complies with the following structure:
At least 2 x 100-level courses
At least 2 x 200-level courses
At least 3 x 300-level courses
1.3. A Double Major (Option 3)
c) A double major in the BSc programme is a set of eight or nine courses per major, approved by the Faculty of Science to define a major in applied computing or computing or environmental science or life sciences or marine science or mathematics or physical sciences which complies with the following structure:
At least 2 x 100-level courses
At least 2 x 200-level courses
At least 3 x 300-level courses

2. DEFINITION OF A MINOR
a) A minor in the BSc programme is a set of four or five courses approved by the Faculty of Science to define a minor area of concentration different from that of the major(s), which complies with the following structure:
At least 2 x 100-level courses
At least 2 x courses above 100-level

3. DEFINITION OF AN ELECTIVE
b) An elective is a course from a discipline different from those of the major and minor.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 Option 1 – A Single Major
Option 1.1: Single major in mathematics; one minor; science electives; plus 4 generic courses
Major
(12 courses)
Minor
(4 or 5 courses)
Electives
(3 or 4 courses)
Generic
(4 courses)
Mathematics Any minor from inside
or outside the Faculty
(e.g. Archaeology or
others)
Biology, Chemistry,
Computing,
Geography, Physics,
Technology, Applied
Computing
HEN107,
HCS182,
HSC267,
HSA100
Option 1.2: Single major in mathematics; one minor from the Science Department; electives; plus 4 generic courses Major Minor Electives Generic
(12 courses) (4 or 5 courses) (3 or 4 courses) (4 courses)
Mathematics Biology or Chemistryor Marine Science or Physics or Technology
Any course from inside or outside the Faculty
HEN107,
HCS182,
HSC267,
HSA100
Option 1.3: Single major in computing or applied computing; one minor; science electives;
plus 4 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(12 courses) (4 or 5 courses) (3 or 4 courses) (4 courses)
Computing or
Applied
Computing
Any minor from inside
or outside the Faculty
(e.g. Archaeology
or others)
Biology, Chemistry,
Geography, Physics,
Technology
HEN107,
HMA171,
HSC267,
HSA100
Option 1.4: Single major in computing or applied computing; one minor from the Science Department; electives; plus 4 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(12 courses) (4 or 5 courses) (3 or 4 courses) (4 courses)
Computing or
Applied
Computing
Biology or Chemistry or
Marine Science or
Physics or Technology
Any course from
inside or
outside the Faculty
HEN107,
HMA171,
HSC267,
HSA100
Option 1.5: Single major in computing, or applied computing or mathematics; two minors, at least one of which is from the Science Department; plus 4 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(12 courses) (2 x 4 courses) (4 courses)
Computing or
Applied
Computing or
Mathematics
Biology or Chemistry or
Marine Science or Physics or
Technology; plus a second minor from inside or outside the Faculty (e.g. Archaeology
or others)
HEN107, (HMA171
or HCS182),
HSC267, HSA100
Option 1.6: Single major in computing or applied computing or mathematics; eight electives at least four of which are from inside the Faculty; plus 4 generic courses
Major
(12 courses)
Minor
Electives
(8 courses)
Generic
(4 courses)
Computing or Applied
Computing or
Mathematics
At least four courses
from inside the Faculty
HEN107, (HMA171
or HCS182), HSC267,
HSA100
Option 1.7: Single major in environmental science or life sciences or physical sciences; two minors, at least one of which is from inside the Faculty; plus 4 generic courses
Major
(12 courses)
Minor
(2 x 4 courses)
Electives
Generic
(4 courses)
Environmental Science or
Life Sciences
or Physical
Sciences
Computing, or Applied
Computing or
Mathematics; plus a second
minor from inside or
outside the Faculty (e.g.
Archaeology or others)
HEN107,
(HMA171 or
HCS182),
HSC267,
HSA100
Option 1.8: Single major in environmental science or life sciences or physical sciences; one minor; electives; plus 5 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(12 courses) (4 or 5 courses) (2 or 3 courses) (5 courses)
Environmental Science or Life Sciences or
Physical Sciences
Any minor from inside or
outside the Faculty (e.g.
Archaeology
or others)
Any course from
inside or outside the Faculty
HEN107,
HMA171,
HCS182,
HSC267,
HSA100
Option 1.9: Single major in environmental science or life sciences or physical sciences; seven electives; plus 5 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(12 courses) (7 courses) (5 courses)
Environmental Science
or Life Sciences or
Physical Sciences
Any course from
inside or outside the Faculty
HEN107, HMA171,
HCS182, HSC267,
HSA100
4.2 Option 2 – A Major and Two Minors
Option 2.1: A major in mathematics; two minors, at least one of which is from the Science
Department; plus 4 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(9 courses) (2 x 4 or 5 courses) (1 to 3 courses) (4 courses)
Mathematics Biology or Chemistry or
Marine Science or Physics
or Technology; plus a
second minor from inside or
outside the Faculty (e.g. Archaeology
or others)
Any course from
inside or
outside the Faculty
HEN107,
HCS182,
HSC267,
HSA100
Option 2.2: A major in computing or applied computing; two minors, at least one of which is from the Science Department; plus 4 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(9 courses) (2 x 4 or 5 courses) (1 to 3 courses) (4 courses)
Computing or
Applied
Computing
Biology or Chemistry or
Marine Science or Physics
or Technology;
plus a second
minor from inside or
outside the Faculty (e.g.
Archaeology or others)
Any course from inside or outside the Faculty
HEN107,
HMA171,
HSC267,
HSA100
Option 2.3: A major in chemistry or environmental science or life sciences or marine science
or physical sciences; two minors, at least one of which is from inside the Faculty; plus 4 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(9 courses) (2 x 4 or 5 courses) (1 to 3 courses) (4 courses)
Chemistry or
Environmental Science or Life Sciences or
Marine Science
or Physical Sciences
Computing or Applied
Computing or
Mathematics; plus a
second minor from inside
or outside the Faculty (e.g.
Archaeology or others)
Any course from
inside or
outside the Faculty
HEN107,
(HMA171 or
HCS182),
HSC267,
HSA100
4.3 Option 3 – Double Major
Option 3.1: Majors in mathematics and computing or applied computing; science electives;
plus 4 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(18 courses) (2 courses) (4 courses)
Mathematics (9) plus
Computing (9) or
Applied Computing (9)
Biology, Chemistry,
Geography, Physics,
Technology
HEN107, (HMA171
or HCS182), HSC267,
HSA100
Option 3.2: Majors in mathematics and computing or applied computing; a minor from the
Science Department; plus 4 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(17 courses) (4 courses) (4 courses)
Mathematics
(9) plus Computing
(8) or Applied
Computing (9)
Biology or Chemistry or
Marine Science or Physics
or Technology
HEN107, (HMA171
or HCS182), HSC267,
HSA100
Option 3.3: Majors in chemistry or environmental science or life sciences or marine science or physical sciences and mathematics; electives; plus 4 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(18 courses) (2 courses) (4 courses)
Chemistry or Environmental
Science or Life Sciences or
Marine Science or Physical
Sciences (9) plus Mathematics
Any course from
inside or
outside the Faculty
HEN107,
HCS182,
HSC267,
HSA100
Option 3.4: Majors in chemistry or environmental science or life sciences or marine science or physical sciences and computing or applied computing; electives; plus 4 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(17 or 18 courses) (2 or 3 courses) (4 courses) Chemistry or Environmental
Science or Life Sciences or
Marine Science or
Physical Sciences (9) plus
Computing (8
or 9)
Any course from inside
or outside the Faculty
HEN107,
HMA171,
HSC267,
HSA100

SCHEDULE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE MAJORS AND MINORS
􀁸 Applied Computing Minor: five from the following: Any two from: HCS183, HCS184,
HCS187, HCS188, plus Any two from HCS283, HCS284, HCS287, HCS288, plus one from:
HCS383, HCS385, HCS386, HCS387, HCS388
􀁸 Applied Computing (twelve courses): Any three from: HCS183, HCS184, HCS187, HCS188;
plus HCS283, HCS284, HCS287, HCS288, HCS383, HCS385, HCS386, HCS387 and HCS388
􀁸 Applied Computing (nine courses): Any three from: HCS183, HCS184, HCS187, HCS188; plus
three from: HCS283, HCS284, HCS287, HCS288; and three from: HCS383, HCS385, HCS386,
HCS387, HCS388
􀁸 Biology Minor: four or five of HBI111, HBI112; HBI211, HBI212; HBI311, HBI312
􀁸 Chemistry Major (9 courses): HCH131, HCH132, HCH133, HCH231, HCH232, HCH233,
HCH331, HCH332, HCH333
􀁸 Chemistry Minor: four or five of HCH131, HCH132; HCH231, HCH232; HCH331, HCH332
􀁸 Computing Major (twelve courses): HCS181, HCS183, HCS184; HCS281, HCS283, HCS284,
HCS286; HCS381, HCS383, HCS385, HCS386, HCS387
􀁸 Computing Major (nine courses): HCS181, HCS183, HCS184; HCS281, HCS283, HCS286;
HCS381, HCS383; plus one of HCS385, HCS386, HCS387
􀁸 Computing Major (eight courses): HCS181, HCS183, HCS184; HCS281, HCS286; HCS381,
HCS386, HCS387
􀁸 Computer Applications Minor: HCS183, HCS184; HCS283; HCS383
􀁸 Computer Programming Minor: HCS181; HCS281, HCS286; HCS381, except when combined
with a Mathematics major which contains HCS181, substitute HCS284 for HCS181
􀁸 Environmental Science Major (twelve courses): HBI111, HBI112, HCH131, HCH132; HBI211,
HBI212, HCH231; HBI311, HBI312, HCH332; plus (HCH232, HNS264) or (HGE100, HGE201)
􀁸 Environmental Science Major (nine courses): HBI112, HCH131, HCH132; HBI211, HCH231;
HBI311, HCH232, HCH331, HCH332
􀁸 Life Sciences Major (twelve courses): HBI111, HBI112, HCH131, HCH132; HBI211, HBI212,
HCH231 HBI311, HBI312, HCH332; plus (HCH232, HNS264) or (HCH232, HPH221) or
(HCH232, HCH331) or (HGE100, HGE201)
􀁸 Life Sciences Major (nine courses): HBI112 (or HBI111), HCH131, HCH132; HBI211, HBI212,
HCH231, HCH232; HBI311 (or HBI312), HCH331(or HCH332)
􀁸 Marine Science Major (9 courses): HBI111, HBI112, HBI113, HBI211, HBI212, HBI213,
HBI311, HBI312, HBI313
􀁸 Marine Science Minor (5 courses): HBI112, HBI211, HBI113, HBI213, HBI313
􀁸 Mathematics Major (twelve courses): HMA111, HMA121; HMA211, HMA222; HMA311,
HMA321; plus either (HCS181, HMA221, HMA223, HMA271, HMA300, HMA323) or
(HST151, HMA221, HMA271, HST251, HMA300, HST351) or (HCS181, HST151, HMA223,
HMA271, HMA300, HMA323) or (HCS181, HST151, HMA223, HMA323, HST251, HST351)
􀁸 Mathematics Major (9 courses): HMA111, HMA121; HMA211, HMA222; HMA311,
HMA321; plus either (HMA221, HMA271, HMA300) or (HCS181, HMA223, HMA323) or
(HST151, HMA271, HMA300) or (HST151 or HST152, HST251, HST351) or (HMA131,
HMA221, HMA300) or (HST152, HST251, HMA300)
􀁸 Mathematics Minor: HMA111, HMA121; HMA211, HMA222; plus (optional) one further
200- or 300-level HMA course
􀁸 Physical Sciences Major (twelve courses): HPH121, HPH122, HTC151, HTC152; HPH221,
HPH222, HTC251, HTC252; HPH321, HPH322, HTC351, HTC352
􀁸 Physical Sciences Major (nine courses): HPH121, HPH122, HTC151; HPH221, HPH222,
HTC251; HPH321, HPH322, HTC351 or HCT352
􀁸 Physics Minor: four or five of HPH121, HPH122; HPH221, HPH222; HPH321, HPH322
􀁸 Technology Minor: four or five of HTC151, HTC152; HTC153; HTC251, HTC252; HTC351,
HTC352

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (SECONDARY TEACHING) (2013)
Amended 2015

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
1.1. An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Science (Secondary Teaching) if that applicant:
a) Completed the requirements for:
i. a Foundation Certificate (Science) or a Foundation Certificate (Agriculture), or
ii. a certificate or diploma in computing, mathematics or science, or
iii. a diploma or bachelor’s degree in education, or
b) Mature entry:
i. is at least 20 years of age on 1 February of year of admission, and
ii. has at least three years of secondary teaching experience in at least one of biology,
chemistry, computing, design technology, mathematics or physics, or
c) Qualified for Admission with Standing as detailed in the Recognition of Prior
Learning/Credit Statute.
1.2. Students admitted under clause 1.1a above must have passes in the following courses:
a) for the computing option: HCS081
b) for the life sciences option: HBI011, HBI012, HCH031, HCH032
c) for the mathematics and statistics option: either HMA010 or HMA030; plus HMA020,
HST050
d) for the physical sciences option: HPH021, HPH022, HTC051, HTC052

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or
HSA154 or HSA155 in order to graduate.
4.2 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of twenty-four courses selected from one of the options appearing in the Schedule at the end of these regulations.
4.3 An extra 300-level course already passed by a student can be credited for a 200-level or a 100-level course that a student has not done but requires to complete his/her programme. Similarly an extra 200-level course can be credited for a 100-level course. But you cannot credit an extra lower-level course upwards for a higher-level course.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students three or four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To graduate with a Bachelor of Science (Secondary Teaching) a student must pass the twentyfour courses specified in 4.2 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2013.

SCHEDULE
Computing Option
a) Computing Strand (nine courses): HCS181, HCS183, HCS184; HCS281,
b) HCS283, HCS286; HCS381, HCS383, HCS385; plus
c) Education Strand (eight courses): HED101, HED102, HED191, HTP103;
d) HED202, HTE254, HTP203; plus one other 200-level HED course; plus
e) Electives (three courses): either (HMA111, HMA211, HMA300) or (HBI111, HBI212, HBI312)
or (HBI112, HBI211, HBI311) or (HCH131, HCH132, HCH231) or (HPH121, HPH221, HPH322)
or (HTC151; plus HTC251 or HTC252; plus HTC351 or HTC352) or (any three HSA courses for candidates under the Teacher Upgrade project). Students who take HCH electives must substitute any 300-level course HED for the 200-level HED course in the Education strand;
plus
f) Generic (4 courses): either (HEN107, HMA171, HSA100, HSC267 or HED302) or (HMA111,
HMA121, HST151, HMA211 or HST251)
Life Sciences Option
a) Life Sciences Strand (twelve courses): HBI111, HBI112, HCH131, HCH132, HBI211, HBI212,
HCH231, HCH232, HBI311, HBI312, HCH331, HCH332; plus
b) Education Strand (eight courses): HED101, HED102, HED191, HTP103;
c) HED202, HTE252, HTP203; plus one other 200-level HED course; plus
d) Generic (4 courses): either (HEN107, HMA171, HCS182 or HSA100, HSC267 or HED302) or
(HMA111, HMA121, HST151, HMA211 or HST251)
Mathematics and Statistics Option
a) Mathematics and Statistics Strand (nine courses): HMA111, HMA121, HST151 or HST152;
HMA211, HMA222, HST251; HMA311, HMA321 or HMA300, HST351; plus
b) Education Strand (eight courses): HED101, HED102, HED191, HTP103;
c) HED202, HTE258, HTP203; plus one other 200-level HED course; plus
d) Electives (three courses): either (HBI111, HBI212, HBI312) or (HBI112, HBI211, HBI311) or
(HCH131, HCH132, HCH231) or (HCS181, HCS281, HCS381) or (HCS183, HCS184, HCS283),
(HPH121, HPH221, HPH322) or (HTC151; plus HTC251 or HTC252; plus HTC351 or HTC352) or (any three HSA courses for candidates under the Teacher Upgrade project). Students who take HCH or HCS electives must substitute any 300-level HED course for the 200-level
HED course in the Education strand; plus
e) Generic (4 courses): either (HEN107, HSA100, HCS182, HSC267 or HED302) or (HMA111, HMA121, HST151, HMA211 or HST251)
Physical Sciences Option
a) Physical Sciences Strand (twelve courses): HPH121, HPH122, HTC151, HTC152; HPH221,
HPH222, HTC251, HTC252; HPH321, HPH322, HTC351, HTC352; plus
b) Education Strand (eight courses): HED101, HED102, HED191, HTP103; HED202, HTE252,
HTP203; plus one other 200-level HED course; plus
c) Generic (4 courses): either (HEN107, HMA171, HCS182 or HSA100, HSC267 or HED302) or
(HMA111, HMA121, HST151, HMA211 or HST251)

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