Regulations - Engineering


The Degree of Master of Earthquake Engineering – MEqEng

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have completed the requirements for:

either

a (i) the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from this University in a relevant subject with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 120 points above Stage III, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

(ii) (a) the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from this University, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(b) passed 60 points in the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering, Postgraduate Certificate in Earthquake Engineering or Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering from this University relevant to the Master of Earthquake Engineering with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, provided that the postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma has not been awarded

or

(iii) (a) a relevant Bachelors degree from this University, as approved by Senate or its representative, with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in 120 points in the most advanced courses, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(b) at least three years of relevant professional experience approved by the Dean of Faculty of Engineering

or

(iv) (a) a relevant Bachelors degree as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(b) the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering from this University with at least 60 points of courses relevant to the Master of Earthquake Engineering with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

b (i) a relevant Bachelors degree from this University as approved by Senate or its representative, with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 120 points in the most advanced courses, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

(ii) (a) a relevant Bachelors degree as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(b) passed 60 points in the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering, Postgraduate Certificate in Earthquake Engineering or Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering from this University relevant to the Master of Earthquake Engineering with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, provided the postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma has not been awarded.

Note: Whether a degree is considered relevant will depend on the courses taken in that degree. Degrees in Architecture, Civil Engineering or Science for example, may be considered relevant.

2 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve the admission of a student who has not met the above requirements, but who has attained an equivalent qualification or professional experience in the engineering profession.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1a must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 160 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

4 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1b must:

a pass courses with a total value of 180 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 220 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

Structure and Content

5 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Earthquake Engineering Schedule.

6 A student who has previously passed any course the same as, or similar to, the courses required for this degree must substitute an alternative course as approved by Senate or its representative.

7 A student who has to complete 120 points for a Taught Masters must achieve a Grade Point Average of 4.5 or higher in the first 30 points of courses taken for this programme. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Earthquake Engineering cannot continue.

8 A student who has to complete 180 points must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in the first 60 points of taught courses taken for this degree. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Earthquake Engineering cannot continue.

9 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Reassignment

10 A student may apply to reassign courses passed for the Master of Earthquake Engineering to the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering or Postgraduate Certificate in Earthquake Engineering.

Thesis / Research Project

11 a A thesis or research project, when included in the programme, is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative.

b The topic of the thesis or research project must be approved by the Head of Department prior to enrolment.

c The thesis or research project is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Transfer from Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering, Postgraduate Certificate in Earthquake Engineering or Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering

12 A student who has passed courses towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering, Postgraduate Certificate in Earthquake Engineering, or Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering that are available in this degree may apply to reassign those courses to this degree provided that the postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma has not been awarded.

Variations

13 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Honours / Distinction / Merit

14 This degree may be awarded with Honours, Distinction or Merit in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Commencement

15 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2019.

Master of Earthquake Engineering (MEqEng) Schedule

A student who has to complete 120 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Requirement:

Research Masters

15 points: CIVIL 720

15 points from CIVIL 702, 710, 711, 714, 715, 717–719, 724, 725, 727, 741, 742, 744–746, 750

90 points: CIVIL 793 or 794 Thesis

Taught Masters

15 points: CIVIL 720

at least 45 points from CIVIL 702, 710, 715, 717, 725, 745, 746, 787–789, but no more than 30 points from CIVIL 787–789

at least 15 points from CIVIL 710, 714, 715, 717–719, 727, 742, 745, 746, 750

at least 15 points from CIVIL 702, 724, 725, 741

up to 60 points from CIVIL 711, 716, 740, 744, DISMGT 703

With the prior approval of the Head of Department, up to 30 points may be replaced by other appropriate 600 and 700 level courses at this or another University

A student who has to complete 180 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Requirement:

Research Masters

15 points: CIVIL 720

75 points from CIVIL 702, 710, 711, 714, 715, 717–719, 724, 725, 727, 741, 742, 744–746, 750; with the prior approval of the Head of Department, up to 45 points may be replaced by other appropriate 600 and 700 level courses at this or another University

90 points: CIVIL 793 Thesis

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