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  • Regulations for the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Applied Science (Biology and Chemistry) (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 Applied Science (Biology and Chemistry) programme, a student shall normally possess an Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or equivalent in Applied Biology, Applied Chemistry, Applied Science, Environmental Science or related disciplines from a tertiary institution recognized by the University.
       
    3. Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (Biology and Chemistry) (BSCHASD) (See Note 4)
    3.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Applied Science (Biology and Chemistry), 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 Applied Science (Biology and Chemistry), the University has prescribed that a student must:
      3.2.1 successfully complete 20 credits from courses labelled CH1 in Table 1; and
      3.2.2 obtain 20 credits from courses labelled HD1 in Table 1; and
      3.2.3 obtain 20 credits from courses labeled HD2 in Table 1, and
      3.2.4 successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled CH2 in Table 1; and
      3.2.5 successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled CH3 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 Applied Science (Biology and Chemistry), 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

    BSCHAS

    Honours
    Classification Group

    BIOL S338

    Theory and Practical Skills in Ecology

    10

    CH1

    a or b

    CHEM S310 1,2,3

    Analytical Chemistry

    10

    CH1

    a or b

    CHEM S311 1,3

    Analytical Chemistry
    5
    CH1
    a or b

    CHEM S312 1,3

    Instrumental Analysis

    5
    CH1
    a or b

    SCI S410

    Research Project in Applied Science

    10

    CH2

    a or b

    BIOL S401

    Contemporary Biology Development

    5

    CH3

    a or b

    CHEM S402

    Contemporary Chemistry Development

    5

    CH3

    a or b

    BIOL S301

    Conservation and Biodiversity

    5

    HD1

    a or b

    BIOL S302

    Animal and Plant Physiology

    5

    HD1

    a or b

    BIOL S303

    Molecular and Microbiology

    5

    HD1

    a or b

    BIOL S312

    Human Physiology for Health

    5

    HD1

    a or b

    CHEM S340

    Inorganic Chemistry

    10

    HD1

    a or b

    CHEM S345

    Principles of Chemical Synthesis

    5

    HD1

    a or b

    BIOL S406 Tools and Techniques for Biotechnology
    5

    HD2

    a or b

    CHEM S445

    Advances in Chemical Synthesis

    5

    HD2

    a or b

    CHEM S450 Advanced Techniques for Organic Structure Analysis
    5

    HD2

    a or b

    ENVR S403

    Applications of Biology and Chemistry in Environmental Studies

    10

    HD2

    a or b

    ENVR S411

    Environmental Health and Safety

    10

    HD2

    a or b

    SCI S404

    Advanced Topics in Food and Health Sciences

    5

    HD2

    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. CHEM S310 has been replaced by CHEM S311 and CHEM S312. If students have successfully completed CHEM S310, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for CHEM S311 and CHEM S312.
       
    4. The programme of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Applied Science (Biology and Chemistry) 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 Applied Science (Biology and Chemistry) up to December 2025.

    March 2020

     
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