Regulations - Interfaculty Programmes


The Degree of Master of Operations Research and Analytics – MORAn

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 degree, a student must have completed the requirements for:

either

a (i) a relevant Bachelors Honours degree in a relevant subject from this University 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) a relevant Bachelors Honours degree from this University, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(b) passed 60 points in the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering in a relevant subject or Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering in a relevant subject or Postgraduate Certificate in Operations Research and Analytics or Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research and Analytics from this University with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, provided the postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma has not been awarded

or

(iii) (a) a relevant Bachelors degree in a relevant subject from this University, as approved by Senate or its representative, with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II, 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 the Senate or its representative

and

(b) a relevant Postgraduate Diploma from this University with at least 60 points of courses in a relevant subject 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 in a relevant subject from this University with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

(ii) (a) a relevant Bachelors degree from this University, as approved by the Senate or its representative

and

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

2 Students must have completed any prerequisite courses prior to admission to this degree.

3 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve the admission of a student who has at least three years of extensive, relevant practical, professional or scholarly experience in the Operations Research and Analytics profession deemed equivalent to the requirements in Regulation 1b.

Notes:

(i) A relevant Bachelors degree may include the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Science.

(ii) A relevant Bachelors Honours degree may include the Degree of Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours), Bachelors of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or Bachelor of Science (Honours).

(iii) A relevant postgraduate diploma may include the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering, or a Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research and Analytics.

(iv) A relevant subject may be analytics, artificial intelligence, computer science, data science, economics, engineering, information systems, information technology, machine learning, management science, mathematics, operations research, operations and supply chain management, software engineering, structural engineering, electrical engineering, statistics or technology.

Duration and Total Points Value

4 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.

5 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1b or 3 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

6 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Operations Research and Analytics Schedule.

7 A student who has previously passed any course or courses the same as, or similar to, the courses required for this degree must substitute an alternative course or courses as approved by the Head of Department or nominee.

8 Courses selected for this qualification are subject to the confirmation of the Head of Department or nominee.

9 With the prior approval of the Head of Department or nominee, up to 45 points may be replaced by other appropriate 600 and 700 level courses offered at this or another university.

10 A student who has to complete 120 points for a Taught Masters must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in their first 45 points of taught courses taken for this programme. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Operations Research and Analytics cannot continue.

11 A student who has to complete 180 points must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in their first 60 points of taught courses taken for this programme. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Operations Research and Analytics cannot continue.

12 A student must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar .

Reassignment

13 A student may apply to reassign courses passed to the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering or Postgraduate Certificate in Operations Research and Analytics or Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering or Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research and Analytics.

Research Project / Thesis

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

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

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

Transfer from Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering or Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering

15 A student who has passed courses towards the Postgraduate Certificate in 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.

Transfer from Postgraduate Certificate in Operations Research and Analytics or Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research and Analytics

16 A student who has passed courses towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Operations Research and Analytics or Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research and Analytics 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

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

Honours

18 This degree may be awarded with Honours in accordance with the General Regulations - Masters Degrees.

Amendment

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

Master of Operations Research and Analytics (MORAn) Schedule

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

Requirement:

Research Masters

either

30 points from COMPSCI 753, 760-762, ENGSCI 755, 760–763, 765, 768, SOFTENG 753, STATS 720, 723, 724, 763, 783

90 points: ENGSCI 793 or 794 Thesis

or

120 points: ENGSCI 796 Thesis

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from ENGSCI 760–763, 765, 768, STATS 720, 723, 724, 783

up to 30 points from COMPSCI 753, 760-762, ENGSCI 712, 755, SOFTENG 753, STATS 726, 731, 763, 769

45 points: ENGSCI 795 Research Project

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

Requirement:

Research Masters

either

at least 45 points from ENGSCI 760–763, 765, 768, STATS 720, 723, 724, 783

at least 15 points from COMPSCI 753, 760-762, ENGSCI 712, 755, OPSMGT 766, SOFTENG 753, STATS 726, 731, 763, 769

up to 30 points of approved 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University

90 points: ENGSCI 793 or 794 Thesis

or

45 points from ENGSCI 760–763, 765, 768, STATS 720, 723, 724, 783

15 points from COMPSCI 753, 760-762, ENGSCI 712, 755, OPSMGT 766, SOFTENG 753, STATS 726, 731, 763, 769

120 points: ENGSCI 796 Thesis

Taught Masters

at least 60 points from ENGSCI 760–763, 765, 768, STATS 720, 723, 724, 783

at least 45 points from COMPSCI 753, 760-762, ENGSCI 712, 755, OPSMGT 766, SOFTENG 753, STATS 726, 731, 763, 769

up to 30 points of approved 600 and 700 level courses offered at this University

45 points: ENGSCI 795 Research Project

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