Regulations for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Decision Science and Bachelor of Science with Honours in Statistics and Decision Science
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1. General
1.1
These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.
1.2
In these regulations definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.
   
2.
Entry Requirements (through Pathways)
2.1 To enter the Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Decision Science programme through pathway 1 or the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Statistics and Decision Science through pathway 1, a student shall normally possess a recognized Associate Degree or Higher Diploma (or equivalent) major related to mathematical or statistical studies from a local tertiary institution recognized by the University.
2.2 To enter theBachelor of Science in Statistics and Decision Science programme through pathway 2 or the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Statistics and Decision Science through pathway 2, a student shall normally possess a recognized Associate Degree or Higher Diploma (or equivalent) in a relevant area related to science or engineering from a local tertiary institution recognized by the University.
   
3.
Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Decision Science (BSCSDS)
3.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Decision Science, a student shall:
  3.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
  3.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
  3.1.3 obtain at least 120 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
  3.1.4 obtain at least 100 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given, including at least 20 credits in courses at Higher level.
3.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Decision Science, the University has prescribed that a student must:
  3.2.1 successfully complete 20 credits from courses labelled FD in Table 1 (i.e. MATH S121 and MATH S122); and
  3.2.2 successfully complete 65 credits from all compulsory courses labelled CD in Table 1; and
  3.2.3 obtain at least 15 credits from courses labelled OD  in Table 1; and
  3.2.4 successfully complete additional courses, as necessary, from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, provided that, of the total 120 credits, no more than 40 credits are gained at Foundation level.
     
4. Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Decision Science (through Pathway 1) (BSCSDS1)
4.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Decision Science, a student who entered the programme through pathway 1 shall:
  4.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
  4.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
  4.1.3 obtain at least 40 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given.
4.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Decision Science, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through pathway 1 must:
  4.2.1 successfully complete 30 credits from courses labelled CD in Table 1, of which must be including MATH S346 and MATH S350; and
  4.2.2 obtain a further 10 credits from courses labelled CD or OD in Table 1.
     
5. Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Decision Science (through Pathway 2) (BSCSDS2)
5.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Decision Science, a student who entered the programme through pathway 2 shall:
  5.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
  5.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
  5.1.3 obtain at least 60 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given.
5.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Decision Science, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through pathway 2 must:
  5.2.1 successfully complete 40 credits from courses labelled CD in Table 1, of which must be including MATH S346 and MATH S350; and
  5.2.2 obtain a further 20 credits from courses labelled CD or OD in Table 1.
     
6. Bachelor of Science with Honours in Statistics and Decision Science (BSCHSDS)
6.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Statistics and Decision Science, a student shall:
  6.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
  6.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
  6.1.3 obtain at least 160 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
  6.1.4 obtain at least 40 credits in courses at Higher level; and
  6.1.5 successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
6.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Statistics and Decision Science, the University has prescribed that a student must:
  6.2.1 successfully complete 20 credits from courses labelled FD in Table 1 (i.e. MATH S121 and MATH S122); and
  6.2.2 successfully complete 65 credits from all compulsory courses labelled CH in Table 1; and
  6.2.3 obtain 25 credits from courses labelled OH1 in Table 1 of which at least 15 credits must be at Higher level; and
  6.2.4 obtain 30 credits from courses labelled OH2 in Table 1 of which at least 10 credits must be at Higher level; and
  6.2.5 successfully complete additional courses, as necessary, from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, provided that, of the total 160 credits, no more than 40 credits are gained at Foundation level.
     
7.
Bachelor of Science with Honours in Statistics and Decision Science (through Pathway 1) (BSCHSDS1)
7.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Statistics and Decision Science, a student who entered the programme through pathway 1 shall:
  7.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
  7.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
  7.1.3 obtain at least 80 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given; and
  7.1.4 successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
7.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Statistics and Decision Science, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through pathway 1 must:
  7.2.1 successfully complete 40 credits from courses labelled CH in Table 1, of which must be including MATH S346 and MATH S350; and
  7.2.2 obtain 15 credits from Higher level courses labelled OH1 in Table 1; and
  7.2.3 obtain 10 credits from Higher level courses labelled OH2 in Table 1; and
  7.2.4 obtain a further 15 credits from Higher level courses labelled CH, OH1 or OH2 in Table 1.
     
8.
Bachelor of Science with Honours in Statistics and Decision Science (through Pathway 2) (BSCHSDS2)
8.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Statistics and Decision Science, a student who entered the programme through pathway 2 shall:
  8.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
  8.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
  8.1.3 obtain at least 90 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given; and
  8.1.4 successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
8.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Statistics and Decision Science, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through pathway 2 must:
  8.2.1 successfully complete 50 credits from courses labelled CH in Table 1, of which must be including MATH S346 and MATH S350; and
  8.2.2 obtain 15 credits from Higher level courses labelled OH1 in Table 1; and
  8.2.3 obtain 10 credits from Higher level courses labelled OH2 in Table 1; and
  8.2.4 obtain a further 15 credits from courses labelled CH, OH1 or OH2 in Table 1.
     
9. Each degree with Honours shall be conferred with a classification of First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), Second Class (Lower Division) or Third Class save that exceptionally a degree may be conferred without classification.
10. Subject to the requirements of the relevant programme of study, each person on whom an Honours degree is to be conferred shall be assigned to a classification determined by the University according to its regulations.
11. For the calculation of scores for classification purposes in the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Statistics and Decision Science, the University has deemed that "Group (a)" shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher level listed in Table 1 and that "Group (b)" shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher or Middle level listed in Table 1, where such credits are not taken into account in "Group (a)". Further, that "X" shall equal two, that is "Group (a)" shall be weighted at twice the value of "Group (b)". (Refer to the paragraphs on Classification of the Degree with Honours of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.)



Table 1

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

BSCSDS

BSCHSDS

Honours
Classification Group

Foundation level

MATH S121 1,2

A Foundation in Pure Mathematics

10

FD

FD

--

MATH S122 1,3

A Foundation in Applied Mathematics

10

FD

FD

--

Middle level

MATH S215 1,4

Linear Algebra

5

CD

CH

b

MATH S221 1,5

Mathematical Methods

10

CD

CH

b

MATH S242 1,14,15

Statistics in Society

10

CD

CH

b

MATH S249

Practical Modern Statistics

10

CD

CH

b

MATH S280 1,6

Statistical Methods for Decision Analysis

10

CD

CH

b

STAT S242 1,15

Statistics in Society

10

CD

CH

b

COMP S201 1

Computing Fundamentals with Java

10

OD

OH1

b

ACT B211 1,11

Introduction to Accounting I

5

OD

OH2

b

ACT B212 1,11

Introduction to Accounting II

5

OD

OH2

b

ECON A231 1,12

Introduction to Microeconomics

5

OD

OH2

b

ECON A232 1,12

Introduction to Macroeconomics

5

OD

OH2

b

ENVR S237 1

Environmental Control and Public Health

10

OD

OH2

b

FIN B280 1

Introduction to Financial Management

5

OD

OH2

b

MATH S216 1,4

Mathematical Analysis

5

-

OH2

b

Higher level

MATH S346 1,9

Linear Statistical Modelling

10

CD

CH

a or b

MATH S350 1,8

Applied Probability Models for Decision Making

10

CD

CH

a or b

MATH S365 1,13

Graphs, Networks and Design

10

OD

OH1

a or b

MATH S373 1,7

Optimization Methods for Decision Making

10

OD

OH1

a or b

MATH S390

Quantitative Models for Financial Risk

5

OD

OH1

a or b

SCI S330

Scientific Research Methods

5

OD

OH1

a or b

ECON A305 1

Money and Banking

10

OD

OH2

a or b

ECON A314 1

Econometrics and Forecasting

5

OD

OH2

a or b

ECON A316 1

International Finance

5

OD

OH2

a or b

ENVR S335 1

Environmental Control, Monitoring and Modelling

10

OD

OH2

a or b

FIN B386 1

Financial Decision Making

5

OD

OH2

a or b

MATH S333 1,10

Advanced Mathematical Methods

5

-

OH2

a or b

Notes:

  1. Courses form excluded combinations with other courses. Only one of the courses of the excluded combinations can count towards an OUHK award. Students should refer to the attached list for details.
     
  2. Successful completion of MATH S101/ MATH S111 is considered as completion of MATH S121.
     
  3. Successful completion of MATH S101/ MATH S112 is considered as completion of MATH S122.
     
  4. Successful completion of MATH S203/MATH S213 is considered as completion of MATH S215 and MATH S216.  However, MATH S203/MATH S213 may only be counted as 5 credits towards the BSCSDS programme, and as 10 credits towards the BSCHSDS programme.
     
  5. Successful completion of MATH S204/MATH S207 is considered as completion of MATH S221.  However, MATH S204/MATH S207 may only be counted as 10 credits towards the BSCSDS and BSCHSDS programme.
     
  6. Successful completion of MATH S245/MATH S246/MATH S248 is considered as completion of MATH S280.
     
  7. Successful completion of MATH S371 is considered as completion of MATH S373.
     
  8. Successful completion of MATH S343 is considered as completion of MATH S350.
     
  9. Successful completion of MATH S345 is considered as completion of MATH S346.
     
  10. Successful completion of MATH S322 is considered as completion of MATH S333. However, MATH S322 may only be counted as 5 credits towards the BSCHSDS programme.
     
  11. Successful completion of ACT B210 is considered as completion of ACT B211 and ACT B212.
     
  12. Successful completion of ECON A230 is considered as completion of ECON A231 and ECON A232.
     
  13. Successful completion of MATH S361 is considered as completion of MATH S365.
     
  14. Courses no longer available.
     
  15. Successful completion of MATH S242 is considered as completion of STAT S242.

    September 2015
 
 
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