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Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) Majoring in Computational Modelling

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: 25-February-2019
Campus:
Dunedin Campus
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Course details

Summary

Otago's unique Applied Science degrees link the excitement of science and the power of technology with the challenges of business. Applied Science programs help graduates to become innovative thinkers with an entrepreneurial spirit, the very attributes successful New Zealanders are well-known for. As a graduate you'll be in better control of your career, able to contribute to the success of any organization. And if innovation attracts you, an Applied Science degree combined with work experience will provide the right background if you decide to start your own business.

Computational Modelling

Computational Modelling is all about formulating and modelling real-world problems, then developing solution methods to analyse these problems on a computer.

Powerful, cutting-edge software packages and programming languages are used to solve problems in a huge range of fields, including engineering, biological and bio-technical systems, and finance.

Programme Requirements

100-level

  • COMO 101 Computational Mathematics
  • COMP 150 Practical Programming, or COMP 160 General Programming
  • MATH 160 Mathematics 1
  • MATH 170 Mathematics 2

200-level

  • COMO 204 Differential Equations
  • MATH 202 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 203 Calculus of Several Variables

300-level

  • COMO 303 Numerical Methods
  • MATH 304 Partial Differential Equations
  • At least two further COSC, MATH or STAT papers

162 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers.

Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) is also available.

Entry criteria

The minimum requirement for students is the completion of a high school qualification plus satisfactory completion of one year's study at an approved tertiary institution or successful completion New Zealand Foundation Year programme.

We also accept the following International qualifications: International Baccalaureate: IB Diploma with a minimum of 26 points; GCE Advanced Levels: minimum grade of 8.

IELTS score of 6.0 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0); Internet-based TOEFL Score of 80 (writing 20); Paper-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 (TWE 4.5); CIE Cambridge International Examinations Grade E or better in AS English; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Overall score of 176 (with no individual band below 169); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Overall score of 176 (with no individual band below 169); GCE 'A' Level or 'AS' Level English Language or English Literature - grade C or higher; GCE 'AS' Level General Paper (English) - grade C or higher; APIEL (Advanced Placement International English Language) Examination - grade 3 or higher; IB International Baccalaureate - English at Higher or Standard level in Language A: literature, Language A: language and literature, or at Higher level in Language B; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - Overall score of 58 with no communicative skills score below 50.

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