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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 Degree of Master of Sustainable Development Goals
MSDG

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 Master of Sustainable Development Goals requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and will have

(b) been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, having achieved a grade average of at least a B in the highest level courses.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Master of Sustainable Development Goals 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) at least 60 credits at 800 level;

and including:

(c) the core courses listed in Schedule A;

(d) completion of a subject as specified in Schedule B;

(e) attending field trips, contact workshops, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

3. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Sustainable Development Goals may complete a subject by passing at least 120 credits in a subject including:

(a) an 800 level Practicum inquiry course of 60 credits;

(b) any compulsory courses identified in the subject schedule.

The requirements for each subject are set out in the Schedule for the Degree.

4. Subjects available in the Master of Sustainable Development Goals are: Business and Sustainability, Disaster Management, Economics for Sustainability, Environmental Sustainability, Global Development, and Peace and Security.

Student Progression

5. For progression from Part One to Part Two, candidates must have achieved a Grade Average of at least a B over the Part One courses.

6. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Sustainable Development Goals may be awarded with Distinction or Merit in accordance with the provisions of the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Completion Requirements

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

8. 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 progression from Part One to Part Two, or who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts, Postgraduate Diploma in Business, Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology, Postgraduate Certificate in Arts, Postgraduate Certificate in Business, or Postgraduate Certificate in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Academic Progress

9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Master of Sustainable Development Goals

Schedule A: Part One Core courses (60 credits from)

131704 Sustainable Development 30 credits

131709 Sustainable Development Goals in Practice 30 credits

Schedule B: Subjects

Business and Sustainability (120 credits)

60 credits from

152704 Business and Sustainability 30 credits
R 115783

152728 Corporate Citizenship and Responsibility 30 credits

152730 Advanced Contemporary Issues in Sustainability 30 credits

Part Two (60 credits from)

131810 Sustainable Development Goals Practicum 60 credits
P 131704, 131709

Disaster Management (120 credits)

Part One Subject courses (60 credits from)

130701 Natural Hazards 30 credits

130702 Coping with Disasters 30 credits

130705 Emergency Management 30 credits

130706 Emergency Management in Practice 30 credits

132751 Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities 30 credits

Part Two (60 credits from)

131810 Sustainable Development Goals Practicum 60 credits
P 131704, 131709

Economics for Sustainability (120 credits)

Part One Subject courses (60 credits from)

178719 Climate Change Economics and Policy 30 credits

178740 Global Food Markets and Trade 15 credits
R 178757

178742 Environmental Economics for Non-Economists 15 credits
R 178360 and 178762

178755 Economic Growth, International and Development Economics 30 credits

Part Two (60 credits from)

131810 Sustainable Development Goals Practicum 60 credits
P 131704, 131709

Environmental Sustainability (120 credits)

Part One Subject courses (60 credits from)

188707 Environmental Management Principles and Practice 15 credits

188708 Land System Change 15 credits

188751 Advanced Zero Waste for Sustainability 30 credits

188765 Advanced Environmental Management II 15 credits
R 188763

235701 Māori Values and Resource Management 15 credits
R 188704

238700 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Footprinting Principles 15 credits

238711 Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Case Studies 15 credits
P 238700

Part Two (60 credits from)

131810 Sustainable Development Goals Practicum 60 credits
P 131704, 131709

Global Development (120 credits)

Part One Subject courses (60 credits from)

131702 Development Management 30 credits

131703 Gender and Development 30 credits

131706 Globalisation and Development 30 credits

132735 Natural Resource Policy and Planning 30 credits

176718 Environmental Sociology 30 credits

200761 International Relations: Theory and Practice 30 credits

Part Two (60 credits from)

131810 Sustainable Development Goals Practicum 60 credits
P 131704, 131709

Peace and Security (120 credits)

Part One Subject courses (60 credits from)

200761 International Relations: Theory and Practice 30 credits

294712 Economic and Environmental Security 30 credits

294715 Asia-Pacific Security Environment 30 credits

294716 Securing Mobility in an Uncertain World 30 credits

294717 Human Security in Application 30 credits

Part Two (60 credits from)

131810 Sustainable Development Goals Practicum 60 credits
P 131704, 131709