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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 Certificate in Science and Technology

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


1. Admission to the Certificate in Science and Technology requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Certificate in Science and Technology shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 60 credits at 100 level or above, including:

(a) at least 45 credits from courses selected from the Schedule to the Certificate;

(b) attending contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2(a), and at the discretion of Academic Board, students exiting from or proceeding to the Bachelor of AgriCommerce, Bachelor of Construction, Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours, Bachelor of Health Science, Bachelor of Veterinary Science, or Bachelor of Veterinary Technology, may have a personal programme variation approved in excess of stated limits, to meet the requirements of the Certificate in Science and Technology through substitution of courses from the schedules to those degrees.


4. The Certificate in Science and Technology is awarded without endorsement.

Completion Requirements

5. Any timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates, and Graduate Diplomas and Certificates will apply.

6. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Academic Progress

7. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Certificate in Science and Technology

Unendorsed Certificate

Courses selected from the following prefixes:

112 Agribusiness, 117 Animal Science, 119 Agriculture and Horticulture, 120 Plant Biology, 121 Environmental Science, 122 Biochemistry, 123 Chemistry, 124 Physics, 138 Agricultural Engineering, 145 Geography, 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, 192102 Academic Writing in English for Speakers of Other Languages, 194 Physiology, 196 Ecology, 199 Zoology, 203 Genetics, 214 Health Sciences, 218 Building and Construction, 228153 Introductory Engineering Studies, 230112 Tū Arohae: Critical Thinking, 231 Public Health, 233 Earth Science, 234 Sport and Exercise Science, 235 Māori Resource and Environmental Management, 240 Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 246 Natural Sciences, 247 College of Sciences, 250 College of Health, 280 Process and Environmental Technology, 283 Agronomy, 284 Horticulture, 285 Plant Health, 286 Equine.