These degree programme requirements relate to undergraduate programmes
in the College of Science and Engineering. They are additional to, and
should be read in conjunction with, the General Undergraduate Degree
Regulations, in Section B, which apply to all undergraduate programmes.
Throughout these requirements, the Head of College is referred to as
having the authority to grant permissions, concessions and exemptions.
This authority is in practice often delegated by the Head of College to
appropriate nominees in the College or Schools. It is vital that students
consult their Director of Studies as to the appropriate point of contact,
and do not approach the Head of College in the first instance.
Every undergraduate student in the College of Science and Engineering
must comply with these requirements. In exceptional circumstances a concession
to allow relaxation of a specific requirement may be granted by the Head
of College, or his/her nominee.
Students are particularly directed to:
- The appropriate Degree Programme Table in this Section
for details of the structure of their programme.
- The School Schedules of Courses in Section F for
information on courses and options and any pre-requisite, co-requisite
or prohibited combinations of courses that apply.
- The Course Catalogue in Section G for descriptions
of the content of pre-Honours courses.
The following undergraduate qualifications are available in the
College of Science and Engineering:
Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education
Undergraduate Diploma of Higher Education
Degree of Bachelor of Science: General Degree, Ordinary Degree
in a Designated Discipline and Honours Degree
Degree of Bachelor of Medical Sciences
Degree of Bachelor of Engineering:
Degree of Master of Arts: Honours Degree
Degree of Master of Chemistry: Honours Degree
Degree of Master of Chemical Physics: Honours Degree
Degree of Master of Engineering: Honours Degree
Degree of Master of Physics: Honours Degree
Degree of Master of Informatics: Honours Degree
Students intending to pursue postgraduate work should consult the
Postgraduate Degree Regulations in Section B.
|Bachelor of Science General
||To qualify for the award of the degree of BSc (General) students
must have obtained 360 credit points from passes (or accreditation
of prior learning, acceptable under General Undergraduate Regulation
11), normally at the rate of 120 credit points per year, including
at least: 240 credit points in courses listed in the Science and
Engineering Schedules K-Q; in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Schedule
T; and from subject area Psychology in Schedule I (for which any
acceptable APCL credits can be substituted); 200 credit points at
SCQF levels 8, 9 or 10; 80 credit points at SCQF level 8, 9 or 10
in courses listed in the Science and Engineering Schedules K-Q; in
Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Schedule T; and from subject areas
Language Sciences and Psychology in Schedule I; 60 credit points
at SCQF level 9 or 10.
|Bachelor of Science Ordinary
Degree in a Designated Discipline
||To qualify for the award of the BSc Ordinary Degree in a Designated
Discipline students must have obtained 360 credit points from passes
(or accreditation of prior learning, acceptable under General Undergraduate
Regulation 11). The overall curriculum must include at least: 240
credit points in courses listed in the Science and Engineering Schedules
K-Q; in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Schedule T; and from subject
area Psychology in Schedule I* (for which any acceptable APCL credits
can be substituted); 200 credit points at SCQF levels 8, 9 or 10;
80 credit points at SCQF level 9 or 10 in the Designated Discipline
in courses listed in Schedules K-Q; in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Schedule T; and from subject areas Language Sciences and Psychology
in Schedule I.
||* Students transferring from the BSc in Computer Science
and Management Science and Mathematics and Business Studies will
normally be permitted also to include credit points in courses
from subject areas Business Studies in Schedule H and Language
Sciences in Schedule I.
||The BSc Ordinary Degree is awarded in designated disciplines
corresponding to every BSc, BEng or MA Honours degree and with the
same titles save that the Ordinary degrees in the designated disciplines
of Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences (i.e. all degrees in the
School of Chemistry except those in Chemical Physics and with Industrial
Experience), Chemical Sciences with Industrial Experience (i.e. all
degrees in the School of Chemistry with Industrial Experience) and
Ecological Science do not refer to subject specialisations. The courses
at SCQF level 9 or 10 available for each designated discipline are
the compulsory or optional courses in the relevant subject area as
indicated in ‘Normal Year Taken’ (NYT) 3 and 4 of the
Honours Degree Programme Table, subject to further restrictions and
recommendations that may appear in the appropriate School Programme
||In the case of Combined Degree programmes, the Examiners will recommend
the award of the BSc Ordinary Degree in single (see requirement 4
above) or combined disciplines in order to best reflect the achievements
of the individual student.
||A student for the BSc with Honours, MChem with Honours, MChemPhys
with Honours; MPhys with Honours or MInf with Honours who has failed
to be placed in any class may be recommended by the Examiners for
the Ordinary Degree in the appropriate designated discipline if the
student satisfies the requirements of requirement 3 above.
|Degree of Bachelor
of Medical Sciences
||The Degree Programme Requirements of the Bachelor of Medical
Sciences and Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Sciences) can be found
in the College Undergraduate Regulations of the College of Medicine
and Veterinary Medicine.
|Study at Another Institution
||A student for an Honours degree is not allowed to substitute study
at another institution for the final year of his/her Honours programme.
|Limitation on Courses
Taken in Honours Years
||Students in all Honours years may take Honours curriculum courses
to a maximum value of 120 credit points, all of which count in the
final Honours assessment.
||Students may attend additional Honours courses on a class-only
basis (i.e. not for credit), with the agreement of the Course Organiser
and the approval of the Director of Studies.
||(i) For those minority of programmes where students can take level
9 courses in year 2, such courses should be regarded as part of the
non-Honours curriculum and, if failed, may be repeated as a
resit in Junior Honours. These courses will not be included in the
||(ii) Students intending to graduate with an Ordinary degree may
resit a failed level 9 course for the purposes of gaining the required
number of credits, as specified in the Undergraduate Assessment Regulations.
||(iii) Students in Junior Honours are permitted also to take up
to 40 credit points of level 7/8 courses, which do not count towards
the Honours assessment, as specified in the Undergraduate Assessment