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  • Regulations for the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Environmental Studies (Top-up)

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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 Requirement
    2.1 To enter the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Environmental Studies programme, a student shall normally possess an Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or equivalent in Environmental Science, Environmental Health, Applied Science or related disciplines from a tertiary institution recognized by the University.
       
    3.
    Bachelor of Science with Honours in Environmental Studies (BSCHESD) (See Note 1)
    3.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Environmental Studies, 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 80 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given.
    3.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Environmental Studies, the University has prescribed that a student must:
      3.2.1 successfully complete 60 credits from courses labelled CH in Table 1; and
      3.2.2 obtain 20 credits from courses labelled OH in Table 1.
         
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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

    BSCHESD

    Honours
    Classification Gr
    oup

    ENVR S320

    Environmental Impact Assessment

    10

    CH

    a or b

    ENVR S335

    Environmental Control, Monitoring and Modeling

    10

    CH

    a or b

    ENVR S403 Applications of Biology and Chemistry in Environmental Studies
    10

    CH

    a or b

    ENVR S410 Environmental Project
    20

    CH

    a or b

    ENVR S411 Environmental Health and Safety
    10

    CH

    a or b

    BIOL S301 Conservation and Biodiversity
    5
    OH
    a or b
    BIOL S302 Animal and Plant Physiology
    5
    OH
    a or b
    BIOL S303 Molecular Biology and Miciobiology
    5
    OH
    a or b

    BIOL S338

    Theory and Practical Skills in Ecology

    10

    OH

    a or b

    ENVR S341

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

    10

    OH

    a or b

    Notes:

    1. The programme of 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 with Honours in Environmental Studies up to December 2025.

      March 2020

     
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