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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 Graduate Diploma in Science and Technology
GDipScTech

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 Graduate Diploma in Science and Technology requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor's degree, or equivalent; or

(c) have been admitted to the qualification on the basis of equivalent relevant professional experience.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Science and Technology shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits comprising:

(a) at least 75 credits at 300 level or higher;

(b) a selection of courses approved by the Academic Board (or its delegate) from the Schedule to the Qualification; and including:

(c) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

3. The Graduate Diploma in Science and Technology is not awarded with an endorsement.

Completion Requirements

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

5. 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 the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology or Certificate in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

6. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Graduate Diploma in Science and Technology

112.248 Food and Agribusiness Value Chains 15 credits P 119.180
112.301 International Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits P 112.248
112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits P 112.248
117.254 Principles of Animal Science and Production 15 credits P 194.101 or 199.101 or 119.154 or 117.152
117.371 Animal Production 15 credits P 117.254 R 117.346, 117.351, 117.352, 117.353, 117.354, 117.355
117.381 Solving Problems in Animal Production 15 credits P 117.254
119.258 Agricultural Systems 15 credits P 119.281
119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 credits P 119.180 and 161.140 and one of 117.152, 189.151, 283.101, 284.101, 286.101 R 111.231, 111.251, 111.252
119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry 15 credits P 1 of 119.281, 111.251, 111.231 R 111.351
119.382 Opportunity Analysis in Primary Industry 15 credits P 1 of 111.351 or 119.381 R 111.352, 127.355
120.217 Plant, Cell and Environment 15 credits P 120.101, 162.101 or 119.154 R 171.346
120.218 The Flora of New Zealand 15 credits P 120.101
120.219 Plants and People 15 credits  
120.302 Plant Development 15 credits P 120.101 and any two courses from 120.2xx, 122.2xx, 162.2xx and 203.2xx
120.303 Plant Biodiversity 15 credits P 120.218
120.304 Plant Biotechnology 15 credits P 120.101, and either 203.202 or 122.231
121.210 Environmental Issues 15 credits P 121.103 R 121.311
121.212 Field Techniques for Environmental Science 15 credits P 121.103
121.310 Environmental Solutions 15 credits P 121.210 R 121.211
121.311 Global Environmental Issues 15 credits P 121.103
121.312 Environmental Science Field Work II 15 credits P 121.103 C 121.310 or 121.311
121.313 Applied River Management 15 credits P 196.205 or 145.222
122.231 Genes and Gene Expression 15 credits P 123.101, 162.101
122.232 Protein Biochemistry 15 credits P 122.102 R 122.342
122.233 Metabolic Biochemistry 15 credits P 122.102
122.303 Gene Regulation 15 credits P 203.300 R 203.303
122.322 Protein Structure and Function 15 credits P 122.232 R 122.342
123.201 Chemical Energetics 15 credits P 123.102 or 123.172
123.202 Organic and Biological Chemistry 15 credits P 123.101 or 123.171
123.203 Inorganic Chemistry and Modelling 15 credits P 123.102 or 123.172 R
123.204 Chemical and Biochemical Analysis 15 credits P 123.101 or 123.102 or 123.171 or 123.172
123.206 Environmental and Analytical Chemistry 15 credits P 123.101 or 123.171 or 123.102 or 123.172 R 123.204
123.210 Organic Chemistry Perspectives 15 credits P 123.101 or 123.171 R 123.202
123.271 Molecules to Materials 15 credits P (123.171 or 123.101) and (123.172 or 123.102)
123.310 Advanced Concepts in Organic Chemistry 15 credits P 123.202 or 123.210 R 123.312
123.311 Advanced Physical and Analytical Chemistry 15 credits P 123.201, 123.204
123.312 Advanced Organic Chemistry 15 credits P 123.202, 123.204
123.313 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 15 credits P 123.203, 123.204
123.315 Chemistry and Nanoscience Research Project 15 credits P (236.201, 124.230, 124.226) or (123.201, 123.202, 123.203, 123.204) R 236.302
123.326 Advanced Chemical Biology 15 credits P 123.202
123.331 Advanced Physical and Computational Chemistry 15 credits P 123.201
123.332 Advanced Topics in Chemistry 30 credits P Any two of 123.201, 123.202, 123.203, 123.204, 123.206, 123.210, or 123.271
124.226 Quantum and Statistical Physics 15 credits P 124.101 or 124.111 or 124.171, 124.102 or 124.172, 160.112 or 160.133 or 160.101 or 228.172
124.229 Special Relativity and Cosmology 15 credits P 124.101 or 124.111 (or 124.171) R 124.227
124.230 Biophysics 15 credits P 124.101 or 124.111 (or 124.171); 124.102 (or 124.172) or 123.101 (or 123.171) or 123.102 (or 123.172)
124.233 Classical Mechanics and Waves 15 credits P 124.101 or 124.111 or 124.171, 124.102 or 124.172, 160.112 or 160.133 or 160.101 or 228.172
124.316 Advanced Experimental Physics 15 credits P Two of 124.226, 124.229, 124.230, 124.233
124.325 Advanced Quantum Physics 15 credits P 124.226, 124.233, 160.203
124.327 Modern Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics 15 credits P 124.226, 160.203
124.332 Classical Fields 15 credits P 160.203 R 124.328, 160.317
128.300 Ergonomics/Human Factors: Work, Performance, Health and Design 15 credits  
141.211 Food Technology 3: Product Development 15 credits P 123.172, 124.172, 228.172 & 141.112 C 123.271, 228.271, 280.271 R 228.211, 228.292
141.212 Food Technology 4: Manufacturing 15 credits P 123.172, 124.172, 228.172, and (141.112 or 228.112) C 123.201, 280.201 & 280.272 R 228.212
141.311 Food Technology 5: Food Microbiology and Safety 15 credits P One of 280.201,141.222, 162.212 or 162.214
141.312 Food Technology 6: Food Characterisation 15 credits P 123.271, 123.201, 141.211, 141.212 R 141.330
141.358 Nutrition and Food Choice 15 credits P 123.271 R 141.458
141.362 Food Formulation Technology 15 credits P 123.271,123.201
141.395 Food Chemistry 15 credits P ((122.221 or 122.222) and 123.220) or (123.172, 123.271 and 123.201) R 141.391, 151.231
141.723 Industrial Systems Improvement 15 credits R 141.424, 278.342, 228.479
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
151.231 Food Chemistry for Nutrition 15 credits P 123.101
151.232 Nutrition and Metabolism 15 credits P 123.101, 122.102 R 151.344
151.331 Maternal and Child Nutrition 15 credits P 151.232 or 151.344 R 151.345
151.332 Nutrition for Sport and Performance 15 credits P 151.232 or 151.344 or 234.223
151.333 Adult Nutrition and Positive Ageing 15 credits P 151.232 or 151.344
151.334 Nutrition Communication and Promotion 15 credits P 151.232 or 151.344
151.344 Principles of Nutrition 15 credits C 151.243 R 151.232, 151.244, 151.701
152.261 International Business 15 credits  
152.350 Strategic Management and Governance 15 credits P Any 200 level Management course R 152.341 and 152.365
156.231 Strategic Marketing Management 15 credits P 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.200
156.339 Omni-Channel Retail Marketing 15 credits P 156.231 or 290.2xx
160.203 Calculus 15 credits P 160.101 or 160.112 or 160.133 or 228.172
160.204 Differential Equations I 15 credits P 160.101 or 160.112 or 160.133 or 228.172
160.211 Linear Algebra 15 credits P 160.102 or 160.112 or 160.133 or 228.172
160.212 Discrete Mathematics 15 credits P 160.101 or 160.102 or 160.112 or 160.133 or 228.172
160.301 Analysis 15 credits P 160.203
160.302 Algebra 15 credits P 160.212
160.314 Combinatorics 15 credits P 160.212
160.318 Differential Equations II 15 credits P 160.203, 160.204
160.319 Mathematical Modelling 15 credits P 160.204 and 160.211
160.320 Mathematics in Education 15 credits P 160.2xx
161.200 Statistical Models 15 credits P 160.1xx or 228.171 and one of 115.101, 161.100 - 161.130. R 161.231
161.250 Data Analysis for Biologists 15 credits P One of 115.101, 161.100 - 161.130 R 161.220
162.211 Biology and Genetics of Microorganisms 15 credits P 162.101 R 162.214
162.212 The Microbial World 15 credits P 162.101, P(D)162.211 (or 141.222) or 196.213
162.214 Biology of Microorganisms 15 credits P 162.101 R 162.211, 280.201
162.283 Medical Microbiology 15 credits P 162.211
162.301 Advanced Medical Microbiology 15 credits P 162.211 (or 141.222), 162.212, 162.283, 122.102 C 162.303 R 162.384
162.303 Immunology 15 credits P 162.101 R 162.389
162.304 Applied and Environmental Microbiology 15 credits P One of 162.211, 162.212, 162.214, 196.213, 280.201
175.201 Social Psychology 15 credits  
175.203 Introduction to Psychological Research 15 credits P 175.102
175.205 Brain and Behaviour 15 credits P 175.102
175.206 Memory and Cognition 15 credits P 175.102
175.210 Ngā Tirohanga Rua o te Taha Hinengaro: Bicultural Perspectives in Psychology 15 credits R 175.312
175.301 Community Psychology 15 credits P 175.203
175.302 Abnormal and Therapeutic Psychology 15 credits P 175.203
175.303 The Practice of Psychological Research 15 credits P 175.203
175.306 Assessment of Individual Differences 15 credits P 175.203
175.309 Forensic Psychology 15 credits P 175.203
175.311 Psychology of Women 15 credits P 175.203
175.316 Evolution, Culture and Mind 15 credits P 175.203
175.317 Health Psychology 15 credits P 175.203
175.318 Experimental Psychology 15 credits P 175.203
175.343 Personnel Psychology and Career Development 15 credits P 175.203
175.345 Organisational Psychology 15 credits P 175.203
178.358 International Trade in Agri-food Products 15 credits P Any 178.1xx course or 119.156 R 178.357
178.360 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics 15 credits  
188.263 Introduction to Environmental Management 15 credits P 121.103
188.363 Applied Environmental Management 15 credits P 188.263
189.251 Soil Fertility and Fertilisers 15 credits P 189.151 or 189.142
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
194.241 Physiological Control Systems 15 credits P 194.101
194.242 Physiology of Mammalian Organ Systems 15 credits P 194.101
194.243 Physiological Strategies for Survival 15 credits P 199.101 or 194.101 R 194.245
194.245 Animal Form and Function 15 credits P 199.101 or 194.101 R 194.243
194.342 Cell Physiology 15 credits P Two of 194.241, 194.242, 122.233, 45 credits at 200 level
194.343 Applied Physiology and Animal Welfare 15 credits P Two of 194.241-194.243 45 credits at 200 level
194.344 Nerves and the Nervous System 15 credits P 194.241 and one of 194.242, 194.243
194.345 Comparative Physiology 15 credits P One of 194.241-194.243 or 199.212
194.346 Control of Metabolism 15 credits P 2 of 194.241, 194.242, 122.233. Students will be assumed to have studied at least 20 credits from NCEA Level 3 Biology and achieved at least 14, or passed Bursary Biology or 162.103 or an acceptable alternative.
194.348 Applied Human Physiology 15 credits R 194.347, 234.304, 234.328
194.350 Human Lifecycle Physiology 15 credits P 194.241 or 194.242
196.205 Ecology and Conservation 15 credits P 161.1xx and one of (199.101 or 120.101 or 121.103)
196.207 Biological Evolution 15 credits P 162.101 R 196.217
196.213 Microbial Ecology 15 credits P 162.101
196.217 Evolutionary Biology 15 credits P 162.101 R 196.207
196.225 Introductory Marine Biology 15 credits P 199.101 R 196.325
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
196.318 Molecular Ecology 15 credits P 162.101. Plus any two courses from 196.205, 199.206, 196.225, 199.212, 199.211 or 120.101
196.326 Topics in Marine Ecology 15 credits P Any two 200-level courses from prefixes 194, 196, 199.
196.327 Marine Mammalogy 15 credits P 199.101 or 194.101
196.350 Quantitative Marine Ecology 15 credits P 161.220 or 161.250
199.204 Animal Behaviour 15 credits P 199.101, 161.1xx
199.206 The Fauna of New Zealand 15 credits P 199.101
199.211 Invertebrate Zoology 15 credits P 199.101
199.212 Vertebrate Zoology 15 credits P 199.101
199.310 Entomology 15 credits P Two 199.2xx/196.2xx courses
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
199.330 Ornithology 15 credits P 199.212 or 199.206 or 194.245
203.202 Genetic Analysis 15 credits P 162.101 R 203.212
203.203 Human Genetics 15 credits P 162.101
203.212 Principles of Genetics 15 credits P 162.101 R 203.202
203.300 DNA Technology 15 credits P 122.231 R 203.340
203.305 Advanced Practical Genetics 15 credits P 203.202, 203.300
203.307 Mammalian Cell Biology 15 credits P 122.231
203.328 Genome Analysis 15 credits P 203.300 R 122.328
203.340 Applied Molecular Biology 15 credits P 122.231 R 203.300
203.341 Genetics and Evolution 15 credits P 122.231
203.342 Molecular and Cellular Biology 15 credits P 122.231
203.343 Advanced Genetics and Genomics 15 credits P [203.212 or 203.202] and 122.231
228.211 Engineering Practice 3: Product Development 15 credits P 124.172, 228.172, 228.112 and (123.172 or 159.172) C 228.271 and 2 of 123.271, 280.271, 281.281, 282.260, 281.273 R 141.211
228.212 Engineering Practice 4: Materials & Manufacturing 15 credits P (141.211 or 228.211), 228.271 and 2 of 123.271, 280.271, 281.281, 282.260, 281.273 C (123.201, 280.201, 280.272) or (159.270, 281.272, 281.282) R 141.212
228.271 Engineering Mathematics 2 15 credits P 228.172 R 228.222, 228.223
228.311 Engineering Practice 5: Engineering Design with Constraints 30 credits P 281.281, 281.282, 228.211, 228.212 C 281.384 or 280.341 or 287.342
228.312 Engineering Practice 5: Process Engineering with Constraints 30 credits P 280.271, 280.272, 228.211, 141.212 C 280.341 R 280.394, 280.346
228.371 Statistical Modelling for Engineers and Technologists 15 credits P 228.271 R 228.340
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
233.310 Pedology and Quaternary Geology 15 credits P 233.250 or 189.252 R 233.210
233.350 How the Earth Works 15 credits P 233.250
234.222 Sport Biomechanics I 15 credits P 214.170 or 234.121 R 234.201
234.223 Exercise Physiology 15 credits P 194.101 or 214.101 R 234.203
234.224 Motor Behaviour 15 credits P 214.170 or 234.121 R 234.205
234.322 Sport Biomechanics II 15 credits P 234.201 or 234.222 R 194.351, 234.301
234.323 Exercise Physiology II 15 credits P 234.203 or 234.223 R 234.303
234.327 Investigating Sports Performance 15 credits P Any 30 credits at 200-level from the 234.2xx range of courses C Any 30 credits at 300-level from the 234.3xx range of courses R 234.338 (or 152.376), 234.316, 234.302
234.361 Exercise Psychology 15 credits  
236.201 Nanoscience 15 credits P 123.102 (or 123.172), 124.101 (or 124.111 or 124.171) R 142.312, 280.312
236.301 Advanced Nanoscience 15 credits P 123.201 or 236.201 R 123.325, 280.412
280.201 Industrial Microbiology 15 credits P 123.171 and 123.172 R 142.201, 141.222, 162.212, 162.214
280.271 Heat and Mass – Conservation and Transfer 15 credits P 123.172, 124.172 and 228.172
280.272 Fluid Flow and Particle Technology 15 credits P 123.172, 124.172 and 228.172
280.304 Bioseparation and Purification Processes 15 credits P (141.294 and (280.299 or 141.221)) or (280.271 and 280.272) R 142.304
280.341 Environmental Technology 15 credits P 142.201 or 280.201
280.371 Process Engineering Operations 15 credits P 280.271 and 280.272 R 280.391
280.372 Reaction Technologies and Process Modelling 15 credits P 123.201, 123.271, 228.271, 280.271, 280.272, 280.201 R 280.391 and 280.392
281.272 Signals and Systems 15 credits P 281.281 and (228.271 or 160.204) R 124.344, 143.227, 143.333, 281.227, 281.333
281.273 Communication Network Architectures 15 credits P 159.172 C 228.271
281.281 Analogue Electronic Systems 15 credits P 124.171 and 124.172 R 124.241, 124.251, 281.251
281.282 Digital Electronic Systems 15 credits P 159.172 R 124.242, 124.252, 281.252
281.353 Control Engineering 15 credits P 281.272 R 143.335, 143.346, 281.335, 282.346
281.374 Communication Systems 15 credits P 281.272, 281.273 R 143.332, 281.332
281.375 Data Communication Networks 15 credits P 159.270 or 159.271 R 143.471, 159.334, 159.354, 281.471
281.384 Embedded Systems Design 15 credits P 159.270, 281.282 R 140.320, 143.339, 281.320, 281.339
281.385 Advanced Electronic Circuits 15 credits P 281.281, 281.282, 281.272
282.260 Manufacturing Engineering and Computer Aided Design 15 credits P 124.172 and 228.172 C 228.271, 228.211 R 143.334, 282.334
282.371 Mechanical Engineering – Solid Dynamics 15 credits P 124.172 R 282.221 and 282.360
282.372 Mechanical Engineering – Mechanism and Component Design 15 credits P 124.172, 282.260 R 282.221 and 282.360
282.373 Mechanical Engineering – Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics 15 credits P 124.172 R 282.221, 282.336
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
284.201 Horticultural Production Systems 15 credits P 284.101 R 171.227
284.301 Horticultural Crop Development & Yield 15 credits P 284.201 R 171.327, 171.328
284.342 Horticultural Productivity and Quality 15 credits P 171.227 or 284.201 R 171.328, 171.329, 171.352
285.201 Understanding Plant Protection 15 credits P 120.101 or 283.101 or 284.101 R 171.284
285.301 Controlling Plant Pests and Diseases 15 credits P 171.284 or 171.202 or 283.201 or 285.201 R 171.387
287.320 Product Design 15 credits P 228.211 & 228.212
287.342 Agile Manufacturing 15 credits R 143.329, 143.342

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