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IMPORTANT NOTE: 2018 regulations not available yet

The regulations shown here are for 2017 and may not apply to your enrolment year. You can use these as a general guide for 2018 enrolments but please be aware that details may change.

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the 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.

Transition Provisions

12. All candidates commencing study towards the Degree of Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning on or after 1 January 2014 must satisfy the requirements specified in these regulations.

13. All candidates who commenced study towards the Degree of Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning prior to 1 January 2014, and who have passed at least 120 credits, may complete under the regulations in the 2013 Massey University Calendar until the end of the 2017 academic year, unless they choose to transfer to the 2014 regulations.

14. In all cases candidates must complete the qualification within the timeframes for completion as specified in the Completion Requirements.

15. 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.

Schedule to the Degree of Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning

Schedule A: Compulsory Planning Courses

Part I

132.101 Introduction to Professional Planning 15
132.106 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 15
132.111 Planning and the Environment 15
132.112 Planning for Sustainable Development 15

Part II

132.212 Professional Practice I 15 P 132.106, 132.111, 132.112
132.213 Policy Analysis and Evaluation 15
132.217 Planning Hazard-Resilient Communities 15
132.218 Building Collaborative Communities 15
150.201 Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society 15 P Any 100-level BA course

Part III

132.304 Tūhono Taiao: Māori and Planning 15 P 150.201
132.305 Natural Resource Policy and Planning 15 P Any 200-level Geography or Planning course
132.311 Planning Theory 15 P 132.212, 132.213, 132.217, 132.218, 150.201
132.312 Environmental and Planning Law 15 P 132.212, 132.213, 132.217, 132.218, 150.201
132.313 Advanced Planning Techniques 15
132.314 Transport and Urban Planning 15

Part IV

132.403 Planning Project 30 P 132.311, 132.312. 132.313. 132.314, and (132.315 or 132.305)
132.412 Professional Practice II 15 P 132.311, 132.312. 132.313. 132.314, and (132.315 or 132.305)
132.414 Urban Planning and Design 15
132.415 Environmental Planning 15
132.419 Professional Practice Studio 15 P 132.311, 132.312. 132.313. 132.314, and (132.315 or 132.305)

Schedule B: Minoring Requirements

Agriculture

117.152 Animals and Agriculture 15 R 117.151, 199.101
119.180 Introduction to Agribusiness 15 R 119.156
189.151 Soil Properties and Processes 15 P 119.153 or 123.101 or 120 credits; R 189.142
283.101 Plants in Agriculture 15 R 171.102
117.254 Principles of Animal Science and Production 15 P 194.101 or 199.101 or 119.154 or 117.152
119.258 Agricultural Systems 15 P 117.152 or 145.121
283.201 Pasture and Crop Agronomy 15 P 283.101 or 120.101; R 171.202
283.301 Pasture Production and Practice 15 P 171.202 or 283.201; R 171.301
283.305 Arable Production and Technology 15 P 171.202 or 283.201 or 120.101 or 171.102 or 283.101; R 171.305
283.321 Trees on Farms 15 R 171.304
283.322 Landscape Revegetation 15 R 171.364

Ecology

120.101 Biology of Plants 15
199.101 Biology of Animals 15
120.218 The Flora of New Zealand 15 P 120.101
188.263 Environmental Science I 15 P 121.103
196.205 Ecology and Conservation 15 P 199.101 or 120.101 or 121.103, 161.1xx
199.206 The Fauna of New Zealand 15 P 199.101
196.313 Limnology 15 P Two 199.2xx/196.2xx courses
196.315 Applied Ecology and Resource Management 15 P 196.205
196.316 New Zealand Plant Ecology 15 P 120.218 and 196.205
196.317 Community and Ecosystem Ecology 15 P Two 199.2xx/196.2xx courses
196.321 Vegetation Studies in New Zealand 15 P 120.218 and 196.205
120.303 Plant Biodiversity 15 P 120.218
162.304 Environmental Microbiology 15 P 162.212 and one of 141.222, 162.211, 162.213, 162.214, 196.213
188.363 Environmental Science II 15 P 188.263 and one of 111.251, 119.258, 119.259, 171.202, 196.205
199.312 Behavioural Ecology 15 P Two 199.2xx/196.2xx courses
199.317 Animal Biodiversity 15 P 196.207 or 196.217

Economics

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

Geography

145.111 Society, Environment and Place 15
145.121 Introduction to Physical Geography 15
145.201 Quantitative Methods in Geography 15
145.213 Resource Conservation and Sustainability 15 R 145.313
145.214 Social Change and Environment 15
145.216 Urban Environments 15
145.218 Development and Inequality 15
145.222 Rivers and Slopes 15 P 145.121
145.223 Climate Change and Natural Hazards 15 P 145.121 or 233.101; R 145.325
145.224 Biogeography 15 R 145.324
145.230 Coastal Environments 15 P 145.121; R 145.330
145.301 Research Practice in Human Geography 15
145.303 Field Work: Alpine Physical Geography 15 P 145.222
145.304 Applied Field Geomorphology 15 P At least two from 145.222, 145.223, 145.230
145.311 Geographies of Globalisation 15
145.318 Geopolitics 15
145.320 Quaternary Biogeography and Environmental Change 15 P 145.223 or 145.224; R 145.302
145.327 River Dynamics 15 P 145.222

Management

115.114 Finance Fundamentals 15 R 115.105
115.115 Management in Context 15 R 115.108
152.200 Contemporary Management 15
152.203 Business and Society 15 R 152.101
152.232 Small Business Management 15
152.252 Project Management 15
152.261 International Business 15
152.304 Managing Services 15
152.333 New Venture Project 15
152.336 Leadership 15 R 152.328 152.329
152.350 Strategic Management and Governance 15 P Any 200-level Management course; R 152.341, 152.365
152.360 Change Management 15 R 152.303, 152.341

Māori Studies

150.114 He Tirohanga o Mua: Māori Custom, Lore and Economics 15
300.110 Te Reo Whakahoahoa: Socialising in Te Reo 15
150.202 Hauora Tāngata: Māori Health Foundations 15 P Any 100-level BA course
150.204 Mana Māori: Māori and Politics 15 P Any 100-level BA course
150.213 Tikanga-ā-Iwi: Tribal Development 15 P 150.114 or 146.101; nil for GDipMaoriDevpt; nil for GradDipArts
150.216 He Huarahi Rangahau: Māori and Research 15 P Three courses at 100-level including one course from Māori Studies
150.301 Te Mana Te Kāwanatanga: Māori Policy and the State 15 P 150.201; nil for GradDipArts
150.302 Planning for Māori Health 15 P 150.202
150.303 Mana Wāhine: Māori Women 15 P 150.216 (or approved alternative research methods course); R 150.203

Property Management

115.113 Economics of Business 15 R 115.106
115.114 Finance Fundamentals 15 R 115.105
115.115 Management in Context 15 R 115.108
218.172 Construction Technology: Residential 15 R 138.254, 138.282, 138.281, 217.172
127.241 Property Market Principles 15
127.242 Introduction to Property Valuation 15 R 127.255
155.201 Law of Property 15 P 115.103 or or 115.211 155.100 or 155.101; R 155.216, 155.700
178.242 Land Economics 15 P Any 178.1xx course or 115.106 or 115.113
218.273 Building Technology: Commercial Property 15 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 P 218.172 or 138.281 or 138.254; R 217.274, 138.382
127.341 Property Management and Development 15 P 127.241
127.342 Applied Property Finance and Investment 15 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 P 127.242

Soil/Earth Science

121.103 New Zealand Environments 15
145.121 Introduction to Physical Geography 15
189.151 Soil Properties and Processes 15 P 119.153 or 123.101 or 120 credits; R 189.142
233.101 Introductory Earth Science 15 R 189.141
145.222 Rivers and Slopes 15 P 145.121
145.223 Climate Change and Natural Hazards 15 P 145.121 or 233.101; R 145.325
145.230 Coastal Environments 15 P 145.121; R 145.330
189.251 Soil Fertility and Fertilisers 15 P 189.151 or 189.142
189.252 Land, Soil and Water 15 P One of 189.141, 189.151, 189.142, 233.101
233.202 Earth Science Field Work I 15 P 233.101 or 145.121; R 189.272
233.205 Volcanology and Mineralogy 15 P 233.101; R 189.275, 189.375, 233.305
233.250 Understanding New Zealand Geology 15 P 233.101; R 233.200, 233.207
233.251 GIS and Remote Sensing 15 P 233.101 or 189.151 or 145.121 or 158.100; R 233.201, 233.204
145.303 Field Work: Alpine Physical Geography 15 P 145.222
145.304 Applied Field Geomorphology 15 P At least two from: 145.222, 145.223, 145.230
145.320 Quaternary Biogeography and Environmental Change 15 P 145.223 or 145.224; R 145.302
145.327 River Dynamics 15 P 145.222
189.362 Soil Fertility and the Environment 15 P 189.251 or 189.252
189.363 Soil Resources and Sustainable Land Use 15 P One of 189.251, 189.252, 233.210, 233.310
233.301 Advanced Remote Sensing 15 P 233.251; R 189.371
233.302 Earth Science Field Work III 15 P 233.202 and 233.350; R 189.372
233.350 How the Earth Works 15 P 233.250 (or 233.200); R 233.300, 233.208, 233.308

Schedule C: Elective Planning Related Courses

115.113 Economics of Business 15 R 115.106
115.114 Finance Fundamentals 15 R 115.105
115.115 Management in Context 15 R 115.108
117.152 Animals and Agriculture 15 R 117.151 and 199.101
119.180 Introduction to Agribusiness 15 R 119.156
120.101 Biology of Plants 15
121.103 New Zealand Environments 15
145.111 Society, Environment and Place 15
145.121 Introduction to Physical Geography 15
150.114 He Tirohanga o Mua: Māori Custom, Lore and Economics 15
158.100 Computer Applications and the Information Age 15
176.102 New Zealand Society 15
178.100 Principles of Macroeconomics 15
189.151 Soil Properties and Processes 15 P 119.153 or 123.101 or 120 credits; R 189.142
199.101 Biology of Animals 15
200.161 Introduction to Politics 15
219.101 Media Skills 15
230.111 Tū Kupu: Writing and Inquiry 15 R 230.100, 119.155, 119.177 or 247.177, 237.130, 247.155, 250.100
233.101 Introductory Earth Science 15 R 189.141
279.101 Social Policy: An Introduction 15 R 179.101
283.101 Plants in Agriculture 15 R 171.102
300.110 Te Reo Whakahoahoa: Socialising in Te Reo 15
300.111 Te Reo Kōnakinaki: Developing Te Reo 15
115.211 Business Law 15 P 90 credits at 100 level; R 115.103

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