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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning
BRP

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 480 credits, comprising:

(a) completion of 120 credits in each of Parts I, II, III, and IV.

and including:

(b) the compulsory courses from Schedule A for the Qualification;

(c) at least one minor;

(d) a minimum of 15 credits from Schedule C of the Degree;

(e) elective courses to a maximum of 15 credits from courses offered for other Bachelor degrees;

(f) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

3. Courses with significant overlap of content will not be approved for inclusion in the Degree; course 132.221 Planning Studies cannot be credited to the Degree of Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning.

Specialisations

4. Candidates shall complete a minor by passing at least 120 credits in a minor including 90 credits above 100 level of which at least 45 credits must be above 200 level. The requirements for each minor are set out in Schedule B for the Qualification.

5. Minors are available in: Agriculture, Ecology, Economics, Geography, Management, Māori Studies, Property Management, Soil/Earth Science.

Student Progression

6. Candidates shall not enrol in Part II unless they have passed all of their Part I requirements (120 credits) within two years of their enrolment into the Degree of Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning.

7. Candidates must complete the Schedule A requirements for Part II prior to progressing to Part III, and for Part III prior to progressing to Part IV.

8. The Degree of Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning may be awarded with or without a class of Honours.

Completion Requirements

9. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, and Undergraduate Certificates, and Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.

10. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification, and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded an alternative qualification should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

11. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

12. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who have completed at least 15 credits towards the Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning prior to 1 January 2017 may be permitted to substitute a course or courses already completed for one or more of the following courses: 115.113, 115.114, 115.115, 115.211. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2021.

13. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who have completed at least 15 credits towards a Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Management, Management minor prior to 1 January 2018 may be permitted to substitute a course or courses already completed towards the minor for a course or courses at the same level included in the Schedule for the minor. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2022.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning

Schedule A: Compulsory Planning courses

Part One

132.101 Introduction to Professional Planning 15 credits  
132.102 Introduction to Planning Analytics 15 credits  
132.111 Planning and the Environment 15 credits  
132.112 Planning for Sustainable Development 15 credits  

Part Two

132.212 Professional Practice I 15 credits P 132.111, 132.112
132.213 Policy Analysis and Evaluation 15 credits  
132.217 Planning Hazard-Resilient Communities 15 credits  
145.202 Working With Geographic Data 15 credits R 132.106
150.201 Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society
R 269.274
15 credits  

Part Three

132.304 Tuhono Taiao: Māori and Planning 15 credits P 150.201
132.305 Natural Resource Policy and Planning 15 credits P Any 200-level Geography or Planning course
132.311 Planning Theory 15 credits  
132.312 Environmental and Planning Law 15 credits  
132.313 Advanced Planning Techniques 15 credits  
132.314 Transport and Urban Planning 15 credits  

Part Four

132.403 Planning Project 30 credits  
132.412 Professional Practice II 15 credits  
132.414 Urban Planning and Design 15 credits  
132.415 Environmental Planning 15 credits  
132.419 Professional Practice Studio 15 credits  

Schedule B: Minors

Agriculture (120 credits)

Selection from

117.152 Animals and Agriculture 15 credits R 117.151 and 199.101
117.254 Principles of Animal Science and Production 15 credits P 194.101 or 199.101 or 119.154 or 117.152
119.180 Introduction to Agribusiness 15 credits R 119.156
119.258 Agricultural Systems 15 credits P 119.281
189.151 Soil Properties and Processes 15 credits P 119.153 or 119.158 or 123.101 or 60 credits R 189.142
283.101 Plants in Agriculture 15 credits R 171.102
283.201 Pasture and Crop Agronomy 15 credits P 283.101 or 120.101 R 171.202
283.301 Pasture Production and Practice 15 credits P 171.202 or 283.201 R 171.301
283.305 Arable Production and Technology 15 credits P 171.202 or 283.201 or 120.101 or 171.102 or 283.101 R 171.305
283.321 Trees on Farms 15 credits R 171.304
283.322 Landscape Revegetation 15 credits R 171.364

Ecology (120 credits)

Selection From

120.101 Biology of Plants 15 credits  
120.218 The Flora of New Zealand 15 credits P 120.101
120.303 Plant Biodiversity 15 credits P 120.218
162.304 Applied and Environmental Microbiology 15 credits P One of 162.211, 162.212, 162.214, 196.213, 280.201
188.263 Introduction to Environmental Management 15 credits P 121.103
188.363 Applied Environmental Management 15 credits P 188.263
196.205 Ecology and Conservation 15 credits P 161.1xx and one of (199.101 or 120.101 or 121.103)
196.313 Limnology 15 credits P Two 199.2xx/196.2xx courses
196.315 Applied Ecology and Resource Management 15 credits P 196.205
196.316 New Zealand Plant Ecology 15 credits P 120.218 and 196.205
196.317 Community and Ecosystem Ecology 15 credits P Two 199.2xx/196.2xx courses
199.101 Biology of Animals 15 credits  
199.206 The Fauna of New Zealand 15 credits P 199.101
199.312 Behavioural Ecology 15 credits P Two 199.2xx/196.2xx courses
199.317 Animal Biodiversity 15 credits P 196.207 or 196.217

Economics (120 credits)

Selection from

115.113 Economics of Business 15 credits R 115.106
115.114 Finance Fundamentals 15 credits R 115.105
115.115 Management in Context 15 credits R 115.108
178.200 Intermediate Macroeconomics 15 credits P 178.100
178.201 Intermediate Microeconomics 15 credits P 115.113 or 115.106
178.240 Managerial Economics 15 credits P 115.113 or 115.106 or 178.101
178.242 Land Economics 15 credits P Any 178.1xx course or 115.113 or 115.106
178.300 Advanced Macroeconomics 15 credits P 178.200
178.301 Advanced Microeconomics 15 credits P 178.201
178.360 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics 15 credits  
178.370 Development Economics 15 credits  

Geography (120 credits)

Selection From

145.111 Society, Environment and Place 15 credits  
145.121 Introduction to Physical Geography 15 credits  
145.202 Working With Geographic Data 15 credits R 132.106
145.213 Resource Conservation and Sustainability 15 credits R 145.313
145.214 Social Change and Environment 15 credits  
145.216 Urban Environments 15 credits  
145.218 Development and Inequality 15 credits  
145.222 Rivers and Slopes 15 credits P 145.121
145.223 Climate Change and Natural Hazards 15 credits P 145.121 or 233.101
145.224 Biogeography 15 credits  
145.230 Coastal Environments 15 credits P 145.121
145.301 Research Practice in Human Geography 15 credits  
145.303 Field Work: Alpine Physical Geography 15 credits P 145.222
145.304 Applied Field Geomorphology 15 credits P At least two from: 145.222, 145.223, 145.230
145.311 Geographies of Globalisation 15 credits  
145.318 Geopolitics 15 credits  
145.320 Quaternary Biogeography and Environmental Change 15 credits P 145.223 or 145.224
145.327 Catchment Dynamics 15 credits P 145.222

Management (120 credits)

Selection from

115.114 Finance Fundamentals 15 credits R 115.105
115.115 Management in Context 15 credits R 115.108
152.203 Business and Society 15 credits R 52.101
152.232 Small Business Management 15 credits  
152.250 Managing Organisations 15 credits R 152.200
152.252 Project Management 15 credits  
152.261 International Business 15 credits  
152.304 Managing Services 15 credits  
152.325 Designing and Developing Organisations 15 credits P Any 200 level course from the 152 course prefix series R 152.360, 152.303, 152.341
152.333 New Venture Project 15 credits  
152.336 Leadership Practice 15 credits R 152.328 and 152.329
152.350 Strategic Management and Governance 15 credits P Any 200 level Management course R 152.341 and 152.365

Māori Studies (120 credits)

Selection from

150.114 He Tirohanga o Mua: Māori Custom, Lore and Economics 15 credits  
150.202 Mauri ora: Māori Wellbeing and Vitality 15 credits P 15 credits from 150.1xx
150.204 Mana Māori: Māori and Politics 15 credits P Any 100-level BA course
150.213 Tikanga-ā-Iwi: Tribal Development 15 credits P 150.114 or 146.101; nil for GDip Maori Devpt; nil for GradDipArts
150.216 He Huarahi Rangahau: Māori and Research 15 credits P Three courses at 100-level including one course from Maori Studies
150.301 Te Mana Te Kawanatanga: Māori Policy and the State 15 credits P 150.201; nil for GradDipArts
150.302 Whānau ora: Principles of Flourishing Whānau 15 credits P 150.202
150.303 Mana Wahine: Māori Women 15 credits P 150.216 (or approved alternative research methods course) R 150.203
300.110 Te Reo Whakahoahoa: Socialising in Te Reo 15 credits  

Property Management (120 credits)

Selection from

115.113 Economics of Business 15 credits R 115.106
115.114 Finance Fundamentals 15 credits R 115.105
115.115 Management in Context 15 credits R 115.108
127.241 Property Market Principles 15 credits  
127.242 Introduction to Property Valuation 15 credits R 127.255
127.341 Property Management and Development 15 credits P 127.241
127.342 Applied Property Finance and Investment 15 credits P 127.241, 127.242, 127.245 and one of 127.341 or 127.343 or 127.378 C 127.341 or 127.343 or 127.378
127.343 Applied Property Valuation 15 credits P 127.242
155.201 Law of Property 15 credits P 115.211 or 115.103 or 155.202 R 155.216, 155.700
178.242 Land Economics 15 credits P Any 178.1xx course or 115.113 or 115.106
218.172 Construction Technology: Residential 15 credits R 138.254, 138.282, 138.281, 217.172
218.273 Building Technology: Commercial Property 15 credits P One of 138.281, 138.282, 127.362, 138.254, 218.172 R 138.383, 218.271, 217.271
218.274 Building Services 15 credits P 218.172 or 138.281 or 138.254 R 217.274, 138.382

Soil/Earth Science (120 credits)

Selection from

121.103 New Zealand Environments 15 credits  
145.121 Introduction to Physical Geography 15 credits  
145.222 Rivers and Slopes 15 credits P 145.121
145.223 Climate Change and Natural Hazards 15 credits P 145.121 or 233.101
145.230 Coastal Environments 15 credits P 145.121
145.303 Field Work: Alpine Physical Geography 15 credits P 145.222
145.304 Applied Field Geomorphology 15 credits P At least two from: 145.222, 145.223, 145.230
145.320 Quaternary Biogeography and Environmental Change 15 credits P 145.223 or 145.224
145.327 Catchment Dynamics 15 credits P 145.222
189.151 Soil Properties and Processes 15 credits P 119.153 or 119.158 or 123.101 or 60 credits R 189.142
189.251 Soil Fertility and Fertilisers 15 credits P 189.151 or 189.142
189.252 Land, Soil and Water 15 credits P 1 of 189.151, 189.142, 233.101
189.362 Soil Fertility and the Environment 15 credits P 189.251 or 189.252
189.363 Soil Resources and Sustainable Land Use 15 credits P 1 of 189.251, 189.252, 233.210, 233.310
233.101 Introductory Earth Science 15 credits  
233.202 Earth Science Field Work I 15 credits P 233.101 or 145.121 R 189.272
233.205 Volcanology and Mineralogy 15 credits P 233.101 R 233.305
233.250 Understanding New Zealand Geology 15 credits P 233.101
233.251 GIS and Remote Sensing 15 credits P 233.101 or 189.151 or 145.121 or 158.100 R 233.201, 233.204
233.301 Advanced Remote Sensing 15 credits P 233.251
233.302 Earth Science Field Work III 15 credits P 233.202 and 233.350
233.350 How the Earth Works 15 credits P 233.250

Schedule C: Elective Planning courses

115.113 Economics of Business 15 credits R 115.106
115.114 Finance Fundamentals 15 credits R 115.105
115.115 Management in Context 15 credits R 115.108
115.211 Business Law 15 credits P 90 credits at 100-level R 115.103, 155.110
117.152 Animals and Agriculture 15 credits R 117.151 and 199.101
119.180 Introduction to Agribusiness 15 credits R 119.156
120.101 Biology of Plants 15 credits  
121.103 New Zealand Environments 15 credits  
145.111 Society, Environment and Place 15 credits  
145.121 Introduction to Physical Geography 15 credits  
150.114 He Tirohanga o Mua: Māori Custom, Lore and Economics 15 credits  
158.100 Computer Applications and the Information Age 15 credits  
178.100 Principles of Macroeconomics 15 credits  
189.151 Soil Properties and Processes 15 credits P 119.153 or 119.158 or 123.101 or 60 credits R 189.142
199.101 Biology of Animals 15 credits  
200.161 Introduction to Politics 15 credits  
219.101 Media Skills 15 credits  
230.111 Tū Kupu: Writing and Inquiry 15 credits R 230.100, 119.155, 119.177, 237.130, 247.155, 250.100, 247.177
233.101 Introductory Earth Science 15 credits  
279.101 Social Policy: An Introduction 15 credits R 179.101
283.101 Plants in Agriculture 15 credits R 171.102
300.110 Te Reo Whakahoahoa: Socialising in Te Reo 15 credits  
300.111 Te Reo Kōnakinaki: Developing Te Reo 15 credits  

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