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The Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology
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.
1. Admission to the Graduate Certificate 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.
2. Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses at 200, 300 and 700 level totalling at least 60 credits, comprising:
(a) at least 45 credits at 300 level or higher;
(b) a selection of courses from the Schedule for the Qualification;
(c) attendance at contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.
3. The Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology may be awarded with or without an endorsement.
4. Candidates may complete an endorsement by passing 60 credits in an endorsement. The requirements for endorsements are set out in the Schedule for the Qualification.
5. The endorsement available in the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology is Lighting.
6. Any timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.
7. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.
8. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.
9. Subject to any Maximum Time to Completion regulations and the Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the certificate, candidates enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology prior to 1 January 2022 may include courses from the 145 prefix at either 200 or 300 level. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2023.
Schedule for the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology
Schedule A: Endorsement
Lighting (60 credits)
60 credits from courses at 200 level and 300 level selected from the following prefixes:
112 Agribusiness, 117 Animal Science, 119 Agriculture and Horticulture, 120 Plant Biology, 121 Environmental Science, 122 Biochemistry, 123 Chemistry, 138 Agricultural Engineering, 141 Food Technology, 147 Rehabilitation Studies, 151 Nutritional Science, 157 Information Systems, 158 Information Technology, 159 Computer Science, 160 Mathematics, 161 Statistics, 162 Biology, 175 Psychology, 188 Natural Resource Management, 189 Soil Science, 194 Physiology, 196 Ecology, 199 Zoology, 203 Genetics, 214 Health Sciences, 218 Building and Construction, 228 Technology and Engineering, 231 Public Health, 233 Earth Science, 234 Sport and Exercise Science, 235 Māori Resource and Environmental Management, 246 Natural Sciences, 247 College of Sciences, 250 Health, 251 Occupational Health and Safety, 280 Process and Environmental Technology, 281 Electronics and Information Engineering, 282 Mechatronics and Automation Engineering, 283 Agronomy, 284 Horticulture, 285 Plant Health, 286 Equine.
Up to 15 credits may be selected from 127 Property Studies, 150 Māori Studies, 152 Management, 156 Marketing, 178 Economics.
or 60 credits from:
502701 Workplace-based Learning in the Sciences 60 credits
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Last updated on Thursday 29 September 2022