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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 Diploma in International Security
PGDipIntlSy

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 Diploma in International Security requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified, and shall:

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

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

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in International Security shall follow a flexible course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) courses listed in the Schedule to the Diploma;

and including:

(b) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule to the Diploma;

(c) attendance, as required, at contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, with the permission of the Academic Board or their delegate, a candidate who has completed 149.821 whilst enrolled the Master of International Security may be permitted to substitute this course for a course or courses included in the schedule for the Diploma.

Specialisations

4. The Postgraduate Diploma in International Security is awarded with or without an endorsement.

5. Candidates may complete an endorsement by passing at least 60 credits in an endorsement. The requirements for each endorsement are set out in the Schedule to the Diploma.

6. The endorsements available for the Postgraduate Diploma in International Security are: Defence Studies, Border and Biosecurity, Intelligence, Terrorism.

Student Progression

7. In cases of sufficient merit, the Postgraduate Diploma in International Security may be awarded with distinction or merit.

Completion Requirements

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

9. 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 Postgraduate Certificate in International Security should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

10. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

11. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, all candidates who commenced study towards the Postgraduate Diploma in International Security prior to January 2019 and who have completed at least 30 credits towards the diploma may be permitted to substitute courses already completed for courses included in the Schedule to the diploma. These transitional provisions expire 31 December 2021.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in International Security

Compulsory course

294.720 Security; Concepts and Structures 30 credits  

Endorsements

Border and Biosecurity (60 credits)

60 credits from

294.712 Economic and Environmental Security 30 credits  
294.770 Border and Maritime Security 30 credits  

Defence Studies (60 credits)

60 credits from

294.704 Command, Leadership and Management 30 credits  
294.714 Applied Security Planning Exercise 30 credits R 149.821

Intelligence (60 credits)

60 credits from

294.741 Intelligence in the International Security Environment 30 credits  
294.744 Intelligence Operations 30 credits  

Terrorism (60 credits)

60 credits from

294.709 Terrorism 30 credits  
294.713 Counter Terrorism 30 credits R 149.740

Elective courses

294.701 New Zealand National Security 30 credits  
294.715 Asia-Pacific Security Environment 30 credits  

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