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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 Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management

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


1. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management requires that the candidate will:

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

(b) shall have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Environmental Management or an equivalent qualification.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits at 700 level, comprising:

(a) courses selected from the Schedule to the Qualification;

and including:

(b) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule for the Qualification;

(c) at least 30 credits from each of two Options listed in the Schedule to the Qualification;

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

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, and at the discretion of Academic Board, Candidates may be required to complete one or more bridging courses, 188.707 and/or 188.708, should their undergraduate qualification be deficient in environmental economics or applied science.


4. The Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management is awarded without Specialisation.

Completion Requirements

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

6. 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 Certificate in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

7. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

188.764 Advanced Environmental Management I 15 credits
R 188.763

188.765 Advanced Environmental Management II 15 credits
R 188.763

Elective courses

119.791 Special Topic 15 credits

119.792 Special Topic 15 credits

188.707 Environmental Management Principles and Practice 15 credits

188.708 Land System Change 15 credits


Option A: Water

145.731 Applied Fluvial Geomorphology 15 credits
R 145.705

189.755 Soil and Water Pollution 30 credits
P 189.363

189.758 Advanced Soil Water Management 15 credits
P 189.252

196.712 Aquatic Ecology 30 credits
P 196.313 or 121.313

Option B: Land

189.753 Soil and Land Evaluation 30 credits
P 189.364

189.757 Advanced Soil Conservation 15 credits
P 189.252

196.713 Ecology 30 credits
P 196.3xx or 199.3xx

196.726 Plant Ecology 30 credits
P 196.316

233.701 Advanced Pedology 30 credits
P 189.364

233.710 Geology, Hazard & Society; Environmental Geology A 15 credits
P 121.310 or 121.311 R 233.756

233.711 Applied Environmental Geology; Environmental Geology B 15 credits
P 121.310 or 121.311 R 233.756

Option C: Techniques and Tools

145.739 GIS Principles and Applications 30 credits
R 132.738

145.740 GIS Programming and Practice 30 credits
P 132.738 or 145.739 R 132.740

152.752 Project Management 30 credits

189.761 Applied Remote Sensing 30 credits

218.769 Energy-Efficient Building Design 15 credits
R 228.769

233.706 Environmental Geographical Information Systems 30 credits

233.707 Environmental Remote Sensing 30 credits

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

238.710 Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Methods 15 credits
P 238.700 or 238.300

238.711 Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Case Studies 15 credits
P 238.700

238.712 Use of Life Cycle Assessment to Support Decision-Making 15 credits
P 238.700 C 238.700

238.751 Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emission Science 15 credits
P 189.362

247.790 Special Topic Applied Statistics 15 credits

247.791 Special Topic in Data Analysis 15 credits

Option D: Policy and Environmental Economics

132.735 Natural Resource Policy and Planning 30 credits

145.707 Economic Geography 30 credits

152.704 Business and Sustainability 30 credits
R 115.783

188.705 Environmental Policy 15 credits

228.740 Energy Policy 15 credits
R 142.740

228.748 Climate Change Science and Policy 15 credits
R 142.748

235.701 Māori Values and Resource Management 15 credits
R 188.704

235.707 Māori Natural Resource Policy 30 credits

Option E: Environment and Society

131.704 Sustainable Development 30 credits

132.751 Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities 30 credits

176.718 Environmental Sociology 30 credits

188.751 Advanced Zero Waste for Sustainability 30 credits

218.761 Design and Management of Healthy Buildings 15 credits
R 218.760

228.750 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development 15 credits
P 228.312 R 142.750