Students who commenced their course before 2012 should consult the rules below.

Note: This course is not available to students who are enrolled in one of the University's new undergraduate degrees.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
6.2.4.1(1) The Student Rules in the Student Procedures, Rules and Policies section apply to students in this course.

(2) The policies and procedures in the Student Procedures, Rules and Policies section apply except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Applicability of the Faculty general provisions
6.2.4.2 The Faculty general provisions for bachelor's degrees in 6.2.1 apply to the course.

Admission
6.2.4.3(1) Students must have completed—

(a) the requirements for the Bachelor of Computer and Mathematical Sciences pass degree of this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty;

and

(b) within the previous two years, the final unit or units of the major subject in which they intend to proceed to honours.

(2) Students pursuing honours in the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering must have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Computer and Mathematical Sciences with a major offered in the School with an average mark of at least 70 per cent in those Level 3 and Level 4 units that contribute to the major.

(3) Students pursuing honours in the School of Mathematics and Statistics must have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Computer and Mathematical Sciences with a major offered in the School with an average mark of at least 65 per cent.

(4) The Faculty may approve joint honours courses arranged by two or more schools of which at least one must be the School of Mathematics and Statistics or the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering.

(5) If a student completes the requirements of the Bachelor of Computer and Mathematical Sciences pass degree in the first semester in any year, they may be granted permission to enrol in the honours course in the second semester of the same year.

(6) In exceptional circumstances, and on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics or the Head of the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, the Faculty may permit a student who requires 12 points or fewer to complete the Bachelor of Computer and Mathematical Sciences pass degree to enrol for the degree with honours.

Course structure
6.2.4.4(1) The honours course in the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering consists of units to a total value of 48 points comprising—

(a) all units in Table 6.2.4a (Computer Science and Software Engineering honours core units)—30 points

and

(b) three units from Table 6.2.4b (Computer Science and Software Engineering honours options)—18 points.

(2) The honours course in the School of Mathematics and Statistics consists of units to a total value of 48 points comprising—

(a) a mathematics or statistics dissertation—18 points1

and

(b) two units from Group A in Table 6.2.4c (Mathematics and Statistics honours options)—12 points

and

(c) two units from Group A or Group B in Table 6.2.4c (Mathematics and Statistics honours options)—12 points

and

(d) one Level 3 or 4 unit offered in the School of Mathematics and Statistics—6 points.

(3) With the approval of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, or the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, students may be permitted to substitute other units for units offered in the School.

[Approved exception to University Policy]

1 Dissertation unit details are available from the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

Supplementary assessment
6.2.4.5 Rescinded

Time limits
6.2.4.6(1) Unless the Faculty approves otherwise in recognition of exceptional circumstances, the time limit is three years.

[Approved exception to University Policy]

(2) Unless otherwise approved by the Faculty, a student permitted to enrol in the course for the degree with honours in terms of Rule 6.2.4.3(6) must complete the remaining requirements for the pass degree and the requirements for the honours degree within the time specified in (1).

Progress status
6.2.4.7 A student who fails to make satisfactory progress may be assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.