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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 Diploma in Border and Biosecurity

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 Diploma in Border and Biosecurity requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Diploma in Border and Biosecurity shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) at least 75 credits at 200 level or above; and including:

(b) any compulsory courses;

(c) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.


3. The Diploma in Border and Biosecurity is awarded without 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 a Certificate in Border and Biosecurity should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

6. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Diploma in Border and Biosecurity

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

294.101 Introduction to Biosecurity 15 credits

294.170 Introduction to Border Security 15 credits

Compulsory course selection (At least 75 credits from)

114.240 Organisational Behaviour 15 credits

117.301 Animal Biosecurity and Health 15 credits

146.209 Food and Eating 15 credits

155.202 Essentials of Law 15 credits

157.216 Management, Analytics and Decision Making 15 credits

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

240.262 Transportation Systems 15 credits
R 115.262

285.201 Understanding Plant Protection 15 credits
P 120.101 or 283.101 or 284.101 R 171.284

294.201 States, Borders and Resource Security 15 credits
R 149.271

294.382 Advanced Biosecurity 15 credits
P 294.101

Elective courses (No more than 15 credits from)

117.153 Introduction to Animal Production in New Zealand 15 credits
R 117.152, 117.155, 199.101

119.120 Plants for Agriculture and Horticulture 15 credits
R 283.101, 284.101

162.103 Introductory Biology 15 credits
R 162.103 may not be taken after 162.101 has been passed.

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