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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 Postgraduate Certificate in International Security
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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 Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Postgraduate Certificate in International Security 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

(c) be able to demonstrate scholarly work in conjunction with extensive relevant professional experience appropriate for Admission with Equivalent Status.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Certificate in International Security shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 60 credits, comprising:

(a) courses from the Schedule to the Certificate;

and including:

(b) any compulsory courses specified in the Schedule to the Certificate;

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

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2(b), and at the discretion of Academic Board, students exiting the Postgraduate Diploma in International Security or the Master of International Security, may have a personal programme variation approved in excess of stated limits, to meet the requirements of the Postgraduate Certificate in International Security through substitution of courses from the schedules to those degrees.

Specialisations

4. The Postgraduate Certificate in International Security is awarded without endorsement.

Completion Requirements

5. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

6. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

7. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

8. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the certificate, all candidates who commenced study towards the Postgraduate Certificate in International Security prior to January 2019 and who have completed 30 credits towards the certificate may be permitted to substitute a course already completed for a course included in the Schedule to the certificate. These transitional provisions expire 31 December 2020.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Certificate in International Security

Compulsory course

294.720 Security; Concepts and Structures 30 credits  

Subject courses

294.701 New Zealand National Security 30 credits  
294.704 Command, Leadership and Management 30 credits  
294.709 Terrorism 30 credits  
294.712 Economic and Environmental Security 30 credits  
294.713 Counter Terrorism 30 credits R 149.740
294.714 Applied Security Planning Exercise 30 credits R 149.821
294.715 Asia-Pacific Security Environment 30 credits  
294.741 Intelligence in the International Security Environment 30 credits  
294.744 Intelligence Operations 30 credits  
294.770 Border and Maritime Security 30 credits  

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