Guidelines for selecting first year papers

BSc / BSc(Tech):

For those who have applied for a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or a Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech)) please find below some guidelines on how to select your first year papers:

  • If you are studying full time then you will need to select 8 level 100 papers – 4 for A semester and 4 for B semester. 7 of these need to be science papers and one can be an elective (in any subject area the University offers).
  • Once you have logged back into your application online, start by selecting the papers for your possible major or majors – there are normally two papers per major at first year.
  • You will then need to fill the other papers with other science papers and possibly an elective paper.
  • Refer to the Science & Engineering Handbook for a list of all the first year papers for you to select from.  Some papers have pre-requisites that need to be met for entry but we will check these prior to approving your programme once results are final.  


If you have applied for the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) as your first choice then we will assist with paper choice and you may be required to choose an elective from a list of related papers if required.

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