Regulations - Interfaculty Programmes


The Degree of Master of Disaster Management – MDisMgt

New admissions into the Degree of MDisMgt were suspended in 2021. Students who have a current enrolment in this subject should contact their faculty for advice regarding completion.

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and 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 the University of Auckland with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 120 points above Stage III

or

(ii) the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours), or the Degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), or the Degree of Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours), or the Degree of Bachelor of Laws, or the Degree of Bachelor of Laws (Honours), or the Degree of Bachelor of Planning, or the Degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Auckland with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 120 points above Stage III

or

(iii) an equivalent qualification as approved by Senate or its representative, at a level deemed satisfactory by the Dean of Faculty of Engineering

or

b (i) the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, or the Degree of Bachelor of Commerce, or the Degree of Bachelor of Health Sciences, or the Degree of Bachelor of Science from the University of Auckland with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 120 points above Stage II

or

(ii) an equivalent qualification as approved by Senate or its representative, at a level deemed satisfactory by the Dean of Faculty of Engineering.

2 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve admission of a student who has not met the above requirement, but who has attained an equivalent qualification or professional experience related to disaster management.

Note: This is a limited entry programme as per the Limitation of Entry Statute 1991 and selection criteria apply. Selection criteria are available from the Faculty of Engineering.

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 Disaster Management Schedule.

6 A student must achieve a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in the first 45 points of taught courses taken for this degree. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Disaster Management cannot continue.

7 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.

8 Research Project

a The research project is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative.

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

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

Reassignment

9 A student who has not met the requirement in Regulation 6 may apply to reassign courses passed to the Postgraduate Certificate in Disaster Management.

Honours

10 This degree may be awarded with Honours as specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Variations

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

Amendment

12 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2021.

Master of Disaster Management (MDisMgt) Schedule

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

Requirement

Taught Masters

30 points: DISMGT 701, 703

15 points from CIVIL 703, ENGGEN 731

30 points from CIVIL 707, 765, DEVELOP 701, 702, 709, 710, 713, 716, 717, DISMGT 705, 706, EARTHSCI 705, ENVENG 752, LAWENVIR 713, 716, 725, 726, LAWPUBL 736, POPLHLTH 715, 752, 760, PROFCOUN 707, PROFSUPV 710, SOCCLEAD 701, SOCHLTH 732 or other approved 700 level courses, other than projects and theses, offered at this University

45 points: DISMGT 704 Research Project

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

Requirement:

Taught Masters

45 points: CIVIL 703, DISMGT 701, 703

90 points from CIVIL 707, 765, DEVELOP 701, 702, 709, 710, 713, 716, 717, DISMGT 705, 706, EARTHSCI 705, ENVENG 752, LAWENVIR 713, 716, 725, 726, LAWPUBL 736, POPLHLTH 715, 752, 760, PROFCOUN 707, PROFSUPV 710, SOCCLEAD 701, 706, SOCHLTH 732 or other approved 700 level courses, other than projects and theses, offered at this University

45 points: DISMGT 704 Research Project

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