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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.
1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Quality Systems requires that the candidate will:
(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and
(b) shall have been awarded or qualified for a relevant university Bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification with a B grade average over the 300-level majoring courses; or
(c) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree in a related field with a minimum B grade average over the 300-level courses, and have satisfied the Academic Board that they have a minimum of 5 years' professional experience in quality management or a related area; or
(d) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor's degree with Honours with a minimum B grade average; or
(e) have been awarded or qualified for the Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems, or an equivalent qualification, with a minimum B grade average.
2. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Quality Systems shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising:
(a) Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Degree.
(b) courses selected from the Schedule to the Degree;
(c) any compulsory courses identified in the Schedule to the Degree;
(d) at least 15 credits of Research Methods;
(e) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.
3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, the programme of study for those candidates admitted via Regulation 1(c), 1(d) and 1(e) will consist of courses totalling 120 credits, comprising:
(a) a thesis of 120 credits; or
(b) a thesis of 90 credits and 30 credits of approved courses from Part One of the Schedule, including at least 15 credits of Research Methods; or
(c) a research report of 60 credits and 60 credits of approved courses from Part One of the Schedule, including at least 15 credits of Research Methods.
4. Notwithstanding the requirements of Regulations 2(d) and 3(b) and (c) candidates may, with the permission of the Programme Director, be exempt from the requirement to complete a research methods course if they have completed another research methods course at the same level.
5. The Master of Quality Systems is awarded without specialisation.
6. For progression to Part Two, candidates must have maintained a B+ grade average over courses completed in Part One.
7. In cases of sufficient merit, the Master of Quality Systems may be awarded with Merit of Distinction.
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 Diploma in Quality Systems should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.
10. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.
240.758 Research Methods in Supply Chain Management 30 credits
240.752 Integrated Logistics 30 credits
287.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
287.899 Thesis 120 credits
287.886 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits
287.888 Thesis 90 credits
228.895 Research Report 60 credits
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Last updated on Tuesday 08 October 2019