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  • Regulations for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Bachelor of Science with Honours in Environmental Studies

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    These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.

    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.

    Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies (BSCES) (See Note 13)
    1. To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies, a student shall:
      a)

    comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and

      b)

    comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and

      c)

    obtain at least 120 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and

      d)

    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.

    2.

    For the degree of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies, the University has prescribed that a student must:

      a)

    successfully complete either SCI S102, or SCI S111/SCI S121 or SCI S123 and SCI S124 and SCI S112/SCI S122; and

      b) obtain 70 credits from courses labelled CD in Table 1, i.e. BIOL S205, ENVR S237, BIOL S301, BIOL S302, BIOL S303, ENVR S320, ENVR S335 and either ENVR S216 or both CHEM S251 and MATH S242/STAT S242; and
      c) obtain at least 10 credits from optional courses (labelled OD in Table 1); and
      d)

    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 are gained at Foundation level.

         
    Bachelor of Science with Honours in Environmental Studies (BSCHES) (See Note 13)
    1. To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Environmental Studies, a student shall:
      a) comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      b) comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      c) obtain at least 160 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
      d) obtain at least 40 credits in courses at Higher level; and
      e) successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
    2.

    For the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Environmental Studies, the University has prescribed that a student must:

      a) successfully complete either SCI S102, or SCI S111/SCI S121 or SCI S123 and SCI S124 and SCI S112/SCI S122; and
      b) successfully complete all compulsory courses (labelled CH in Table 1); and
      c) obtain at least 20 credits from optional courses (labelled OH in Table 1); and
      d) 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 are gained at Foundation level.
    3. 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.
    4.

    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.

    5. For the calculation of scores for classification purposes in the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Environmental Studies, 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

    BSCES

    BSCHES

    Honours Classification Group

    Foundation level

    SCI S102 1,2

    A Science Foundation Course

    20

    -

    -

    -

    SCI S111 1,2 /
    SCI S121 1,2,11

    A Foundation Course in Physics and Chemistry

    10

    -

    -

    -

    SCI S112 1,2 /
    SCI S122 1

    A Foundation Course in Biology and Earth Science

    10

    -

    -

    -

    SCI S123 1,11

    Foundation Physics

    5

    -

    -

    -

    SCI S124 1,11

    Foundation Chemistry

    5

    -

    -

    -

    Middle level

    BIOL S202 1,2,3 /
    BIOL S203 1,2,3

    Biology: Form and Function

    20

    CD

    CH

    b

    BIOL S204 1,2,3,7 Biology: Uniformity and Diversity
    20
    CD
    CH
    b
    BIOL S205 1,7 The Core of Life
    5
    CD
    CH
    b

    CHEM S246 1,2,4

    Organic Chemistry

    10

    CD

    CH

    b

    CHEM S251 1,4,8

    Organic and Physical Chemistry

    10

    CD

    CH

    b

    ENVR S234 1,2 /
    ENVR S237 1

    Environmental Control and Public Health

    10

    CD

    CH

    b

    MATH S242 1,2,8,10

    Statistics in Society

    10

    CD

    CH

    b

    STAT S242 1,8,10

    Statistics in Society

    10

    CD

    CH

    b

    ENVR S206 1,2,6,8

    Environment

    20

    CD

    OH

    b

    ENVR S216 1,6,8

    Environment: Change, Contest and Responses

    20

    CD

    OH

    b

    Higher level
    BIOL S301 1,7 Conservation and Biodiversity
    5
    CD
    CH
    a or b
    BIOL S302 1,7 Animal and Plant Physiology
    5
    CD
    CH
    a or b
    BIOL S303 1,7 Molecular Biology and Microbiology
    5
    CD
    CH
    a or b

    ENVR S320

    Environmental Impact Assessment

    10

    CD

    CH

    a or b

    ENVR S334 1,2,5

    Environmental Monitoring and Control

    10

    CD

    CH

    a or b

    ENVR S335 1,5

    Environmental Control, Monitoring and Modeling

    10

    CD

    CH

    a or b

    BIOL S326 1,2 /
    BIOL S328 1,2,9

    Ecology

    10

    OD

    CH

    a or b

    BIOL S338 1,9

    Theory and Practical Skills in Ecology

    10

    OD

    CH

    a or b

    CHEM S310 1,2,12

    Analytical Chemistry

    10

    OD

    CH

    a or b

    CHEM S311 1,12 Analytical Chemistry
    5

    OD

    CH

    a or b

    CHEM S312 1,12 Instrumental Analysis
    5

    OD

    CH

    a or b

    ENVR S319 1,2 / ENVR S341 1

    Green Management: Sustainable Product Life Cycle, Environmental Management Systems and Regulations

    10

    -

    CH

    a or b

    ENVR S403

    Applications of Biology and Chemistry in Environmental Studies

    10

    -

    OH

    a or b

    ENVR S410

    Environmental Project

    20

    -

    OH

    a or b

    ENVR S411 Environmental Health and Safety
    10
    -
    OH
    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. Courses no longer available.
       
    3. If students have successfully completed BIOL S202/BIOL S203, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for BIOL S204.
       
    4. If students have successfully completed CHEM S246, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for CHEM S251.
       
    5. If students have successfully completed ENVR S334, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for ENVR S335.
       
    6. If students have successfully completed ENVR S206, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for ENVR S216.
       
    7. If students have successfully completed BIOL S204, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for BIOL S205, BIOL S301, BIOL S302 and BIOL S303.
       
    8. If students pursue BSCES, they shall study either ENVR S206/ENVR S216 or CHEM S251 and MATH S242/STAT S242.
       
    9. BIOL S328 has been replaced by BIOL S338. If students have successfully completed BIOL S328, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for BIOL S338.
       
    10. If students have successfully completed MATH S242, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for STAT S242.
       
    11. If students have successfully completed SCI S121, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for SCI S123 and SCI S124.
       
    12. If students have successfully completed CHEM S310, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for CHEM S311 and CHEM S312.
       
    13. The programmes of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Bachelor of Science with Honours in Environmental Studies has been phased out from January 2020. The University will continue to confer the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Bachelor of Science with Honours in Environmental Studies up to December 2025.

    March 2020

     
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