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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 One of 117.201, 117.202 or 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 One of 117.201, 117.202 or 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 and 189.151

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 Evolution and Speciation 15 credits
P (120.201 or 120.218) and (203.210 or 196.207)

120.304 Plant Biotechnology 15 credits
P 120.101, and either 203.202 or 122.231

121.210 Environmental Issues 15 credits
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 or 122.202

122.322 Protein Structure and Function 15 credits
P 122.232 R 122.342

123.201 Chemical Energetics 15 credits
P One of (123.102, 123.105, 124.104 or 123.172) and one of (160.101, 160.102, 160.105, 160.132 or 160.133)

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

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 One of 123.101, 123.102, 123.104, 123.105, 123.171 or 123.172 R 123.204 and 123.208

123.210 Organic Chemistry Perspectives 15 credits
P One of 123.101, 123.104 or 123.171 R 123.202

123.271 Molecules to Materials 15 credits
P (123.101, 123.104 or 123.171) and (123.102, 123.105 or 123.172)

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, 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 or 123.104

151.232 Nutrition and Metabolism 15 credits
P 122.102 and (123.101 or 123.104) R 151.344

151.331 Maternal and Child Nutrition 15 credits
P 151.232 R 151.345

151.332 Nutrition for Sport and Performance 15 credits
P 151.232 or 234.223

151.333 Adult Nutrition and Positive Ageing 15 credits
P 151.232

151.334 Nutrition Communication and Promotion 15 credits
P 151.232

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 156.200

156.339 Omni-Channel Retail Marketing 15 credits
P 156.231 or 290.2xx

160.203 Multivariable Calculus 15 credits
P One of 160.101, 160.112, 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 One of 160.102, 160.112, 160.133 or 228.172

160.212 Discrete Mathematics 15 credits
P One of (160.101, 160.102, 160.103, 160.105, 160.111, 160.112, 160.132, 160.133, 228.171 or 228.172) and one of (159.101, 159.171 or 230.112)

160.301 Real and Complex Analysis 15 credits
P 160.203

160.302 Modern Algebra 15 credits
P 160.211 or 160.212

160.314 Combinatorics 15 credits
P 160.212

160.318 Differential Equations II 15 credits
P 160.203 and 160.204

160.319 Mathematical Modelling 15 credits
P 160.204 and one of (160.203, 160.211 or 160.212) and one of (159.101 or 159.171)

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, 161.101, 161.111, 161.120 or 161.122 R 161.220

162.211 Biology and Genetics of Microorganisms 15 credits
P 162.101 or 123.104

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 Medical Microbiology 15 credits
P 162.211 and (162.221 or 162.283) 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, 203.210, 203.300, 203.310, 203.340 or 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 or 117.155

194.243 Physiological Strategies for Survival 15 credits
P One of 117.155, 194.101, 199.101 or 199.103 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, 122.202 or 122.233

194.343 Animal Welfare Science 15 credits
P Two of 194.241, 194.242, 194.243 or 199.203.

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 Metabolic Physiology 15 credits
P Two of 194.241, 194.242, 122.202 or 122.233.

194.348 Adaptive Human Physiology 15 credits
P One of 122.202, 122.233, 194.241, 194.242 or 234.223 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 199.103 or 120.101 or 121.103)

196.207 Biological Evolution 15 credits
P 162.101 and (123.101 or 123.103 or 123.104) and (199.101 or 199.103) R 196.217

196.213 Microbial Ecology 15 credits
P 162.101

196.217 Evolutionary Biology 15 credits
P 162.101 and (123.103 or 123.104) R 196.207

196.225 Introductory Marine Biology 15 credits
P 196.101 and(199.101 or 199.103)

196.313 Freshwater Ecology 15 credits
P One of 196.203, 196.205, 121.213 or 145.222

196.315 Conservation Science 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 One of 196.207, 196.217, 203.210 or 203.212 R 199.317

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 199.103) and (196.225 or 199.212)

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 One of 196.101, 199.101 or 199.103 R 199.214

199.212 Vertebrate Zoology 15 credits
P 196.101 and (199.101 or 199.103)

199.310 Entomology 15 credits
P 196.201 or 196.205 or 199.206 or 199.211 or 283.201 or 285.201

199.312 Behavioural Ecology 15 credits
P (199.203 or 199.204 or 161.250) and (196.207 or 196.217 or any other 196.2xx or 199.2xx course) R 196.307

199.317 Animal Biodiversity 15 credits
P 196.207 or 196.217

199.330 Ornithology 15 credits
P One of 196.201, 199.206, 199.212 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 or 203.240 R 203.300

203.341 Genome Science 15 credits
P 122.231 or 203.240 R 203.210

203.342 Molecular and Cellular Biology 15 credits
P 122.231

203.343 Genetics of Human Health and Ancestry 15 credits
P One of 122.231, 203.202 or 203.212

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 15 credits
P 214.170 or 234.121 R 234.201

234.223 Exercise Physiology 15 credits
P 214.101 or 194.101 R 234.203

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 (123.101 or 123.104 or 123.171) and (123.102 or 123.105 or 123.172 or 122.102) 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 or 119.120 R 171.202

283.301 Pasture Production and Practice 15 credits
P 171.202 or 283.201 R 171.301

283.305 Arable Production 15 credits
P One of 171.202, 283.201, 120.101,171.102, 283.101 or 119.120

284.201 Horticultural Production Systems 15 credits
P 119.120 or 284.101

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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