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  • Regulations for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Product Design, Testing and Certification and Bachelor of Science with Honours in Product Design, Testing and Certification

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    1. General
    1.1
    These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 and 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
    2.1 To enter the Bachelor of Science in Prodcut Design, Testing and Certification programme through pathway 1 or the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Prodcut Design, Testing and Certification through Pathway 1, a student shall normally possess a recognized Higher Diploma or Associate Degree (or equivalent) in a discipline directly related to product design, testing and certification from a local tertiary institution recognized by the University.
       
    3.
    Bachelor of Science in Product Design, Testing and Certification (BSCPDTC) (See Note 9)
    3.1

    To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Product Design, Testing and Certification, 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 Product Design, Testing and Certification, the University has prescribed that a student must:

      3.2.1 successfully complete 20 credits from foundation-level core courses labelled CF in Table 1 (i.e. MATH S122 and SCI S121 or SCI S123 and SCI S124); and
      3.2.2 successfully complete 20 credits from middle-level core courses on product design labelled CM in Table 1 (i.e. MECH S213 and MECH S264/DESN S217); and
      3.2.3 successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled OH or OM in Table 1 (i.e. CHEM S310/CHEM S311 and CHEM S312 or PHYS S271); and
      3.2.4 successfully complete 40 credits from higher-level core specialized courses on product design, testing and certification labelled SH in Table 1 (i.e. DESN S364, TC S361, TC S362, TC S371, TC S372, SCI S319/TC S319, SCI S409/TC S409); and
      3.2.5 successfully complete 10 credits from middle-level elective courses labelled EM in Table 1 (i.e. CHEM S251, ENGG S228, ENVR S237, MGT B240, MATH S242/STAT S242); and
      3.2.6 successfully complete 20 credits 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.
       
    4.
    Bachelor of Science in Product Design, Testing and Certification (through Pathway 1) (BSCPDTC1) (See Note 9)
    4.1

    To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Product Design, Testing and Certification, 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 Product Design, Testing and Certification, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through pathway 1 must:
     

    4.2.1

    successfully complete 40 credits from higher-level core specialized courses on product design, testing and certification labelled SH in Table 1.
       
    5.
    Bachelor of Science with Honours in Product Design, Testing and Certification (BSCHPDTC) (Note 9)
    5.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Product Design, Testing and Certification, a student 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 160 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
      5.1.4 obtain at least 40 credits in courses at Higher level; and
      5.1.5 successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
    5.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Product Design, Testing and Certification, the University has prescribed that a student must:
      5.2.1 successfully complete 20 credits from foundation-level core courses labelled CF in Table 1 (i.e MATH S122 and SCI S121 or SCI S123 and SCI S124); and
      5.2.2 successfully complete 20 credits from middle-level core courses on product design labelled CM in Table 1 (i.e. MECH S213 and MECH S264/DESN S217); and
      5.2.3 successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled OH or OM in Table 1 (i.e. CHEM S310/CHEM S311 and CHEM S312 or PHYS S271); and
      5.2.4 successfully complete 40 credits from higher-level core specialized courses on product design, testing and certification labelled SH in Table 1 (i.e. DESN S364, TC S361, TC S362, TC S371, TC S372, SCI S319/TC S319, SCI S409/TC S409); and
      5.2.5 successfully complete 20 credits from middle-level elective courses labelled EM in Table 1 (i.e. CHEM S251, ENGG S228, ENVR S237, MGT B240, MATH S242/STAT S242); and
      5.2.6 successfully complete 10 credits from high-level elective courses labelled EH in Table 1 (i.e. ELEC S354, ENGG S356, SCI S330, SCI S404); and
      5.2.7 successfully complete 20 credits from higher-level core project course labelled PJ in Table 1 (TC S450).
      5.2.8 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.
       
    6. Bachelor of Science with Honours in Product Design, Testing and Certification (through Pathway 1) (BSCHPDTC1) (See Note 9)
    6.1

    To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Product Design, Testing and Certification, a student who entered the programme through pathway 1 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 80 credits of which at least 40 credits shall be obtained in courses at Higher level; and

      6.1.4

    successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.

    6.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Product Design, Testing and Certification, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through pathway 1 must:
     

    6.2.1

    successfully complete 40 credits from higher-level core specialized courses on product design, testing and certification labelled SH in Table 1; and
     

    6.2.2

    successfully complete 10 credits from middle-level elective courses labelled EM in Table 1; and
     

    6.2.3

    successfully complete 10 credits from higher-level elective courses labelled EH in Table 1; and
     

    6.2.4

    successfully complete 20 credits from higher-level core project course labelled PJ in Table 1.
       
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. For the calculation of scores for classification purposes in the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Product Design, Testing and Certification, the University has deemed that "Group (a)" shall consist of course TC S450 Product Design, Testing and Certification Project plus the best 20 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

    BSCPDTC

    BSCHPDTC

    Honours
    Classification Group

    Foundation level

    MATH S122 A Foundation in Applied Mathematics
    10
    CF
    CF
    --
    SCI S121 1,2,7 A Foundation Course in Physics and Chemistry
    10
    CF
    CF
    --
    SCI S123 1,7 Foundation Physics
    5
    CF
    CF
    --
    SCI S124 1,7 Foundation Chemistry
    5
    CF
    CF
    --

    Middle level

    DESN S217 1,5 Design Essentials

    10

    CM

    CM

    b

    MECH S213

    Materials: Engineering and Science

    10

    CM

    CM

    b

    MECH S264 1,2,5

    Design: Principles and Practice

    10

    CM

    CM

    b

    CHEM S251 Organic and Physical Chemistry
    10
    EM
    EM
    b

    ENGG S228

    Engineers in Society

    5

    EM
    EM

    b

    ENVR S237

    Environmental Control and Public Health

    10

    EM
    EM

    b

    MATH S242 1,2,6 Statistics in Society

    10

    EM
    EM

    b

    MGT B240 Principles and Practices of Management
    5
    EM
    EM

    b

    STAT S242 1,6 Statistics in Society

    10

    EM
    EM

    b

    PHYS S271 Discovering Physics
    10
    OM
    OM

    b

    Higher level

    CHEM S310 1,2,8 Analytical Chemistry
    10

    OH

    OH

    a or b

    CHEM S311 1,8

    Analytical Chemistry
    5

    OH

    OH

    a or b

    CHEM S312 1,8

    Instrumental Analysis

    5

    OH

    OH

    a or b

    DESN S364

    Fundamentals of Interaction Design

    10

    SH
    SH

    a or b

    SCI S319 1,2,3 Quality Management for Science and Technology
    5
    SH
    SH
    a or b
    SCI S409 1,2,4 Safety and Reliability for Science and Technology
    5
    SH
    SH
    a or b
    TC S361 Instrumentation and Testing Techniques
    5
    SH
    SH
    a or b
    TC S362 Manufacturing and Inspection Technologies
    5
    SH
    SH
    a or b
    TC S371 Product Certification and Laboratory Accreditation Practices
    5
    SH
    SH
    a or b
    TC S372 Product Environmental, Health and Safety Standards
    5
    SH
    SH
    a or b
    TC S319 1,3 Quality Management for Science and Technology
    5
    SH
    SH
    a or b
    TC S409 1,4 Safety and Reliability for Science and Technology
    5
    SH
    SH
    a or b

    ELEC S354 2

    Inside Electronic Devices

    10

    --

    EH

    a or b

    ENGG S356

    Engineering Small Worlds: Micro and Nano Technologies

    10

    --

    EH

    a or b

    SCI S330 Scientific Research Methods
    5
    --
    EH
    a or b
    SCI S404 Advanced Topics in Food and Health Sciences
    5
    --
    EH
    a or b
    TC S450 Product Design, Testing and Certification Project
    20
    --
    PJ
    a

    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. Successful completion of SCI S319 is considered as completion of TC S319.
       
    4. Successful completion of SCI S409 is considered as completion of TC S409.
       
    5. Successful completion of MECH S264 is considered as completion of DESN S217.
       
    6. Successful completion of MATH S242 is considered as completion of STAT S242.
       
    7. Successful completion of SCI S121 is considered as completion of SCI S123 and SCI S124.
       
    8. Successful completion of CHEM S310 is considered as completion of CHEM S311 and CHEM S312.
       
    9. The programmes of Bachelor of Science in Product Design, Testing and Certification and Bachelor of Science with Honours in Product Design, Testing and Certification has been phased out from 2020 Spring Term. The University will continue to confer the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Product Design, Testing and Certification and Bachelor of Science with Honours in Product Design, Testing and Certification up to December 2025.

    March 2020

     
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