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At Massey University we refer to programmes and courses. A programme is your overall qualification (for example, degree, diploma, certificate) whereas courses are the individual modules that you take to complete your chosen programme. For example, the "Bachelor of Business Studies" is a programme whereas "115.101 Statistics for Business" is a course that is part of the Bachelor of Business programme.
Each programme has its own structure which is explained in the programme pages in this section of the website. When you select your individual courses you need to ensure that you are on track to fulfil all of your programme requirements to be able to graduate.
Each programme has its own structure and requirements which are detailed on the programme pages of this section of the website. A study plan can help you map out your courses and help you identify:
For more information including what prerequisites like "Permission of Head of Department" mean see prerequisites, corequisites and restrictions.
For full-time students, the recommended maximum number of credits in Semester One and Semester Two is 60 credits per semester. So for first year (100-level) courses this means a maximum of four courses each semester. You can apply to study 75 credits per semester, but approval will depend on your past academic performance. For all students, the maximum number of credits for Summer School is 60.
Part-time students should enrol for fewer credits per semester. A 15 credit course typically requires 10 hours of study per week, so you need to make a realistic assessment of how many hours you have available for study when you plan your courses.
Massey University recognises prior learning achieved within both formal and informal settings. Credit may be awarded for:
It is important to consider all the costs involved in the study process. See the Fees web pages for more information.
We would like to help you make the right decisions when choosing and planning your study with us. We have people who can give you study advice to create an individual pathway for your programme.
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Last updated on Thursday 28 November 2019