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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.  

BE(Hons):

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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