Regulations - Interfaculty Programmes


The Degree of Master of Professional Studies – MProfStuds

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:

either

a the requirements for a four-year Bachelors degree

or

b the requirements for a Bachelors (Honours) degree

or

c the requirements for a Bachelors degree

and

(i) to enrol in the Education or Mathematics Education or Teaching Chinese in Schools specialisations, a professional qualification in Education equivalent to one year’s advanced study

or

(ii) to enrol in a specialisation other than Education or Mathematics Education, either a professional qualification equivalent to one year’s advanced study or at least three years of professional experience deemed relevant to this programme by Senate or its representative

and

d to enrol in the Education or Mathematics Education specialisations, at least three years of teaching experience

and

e to enrol in the Mathematics Education specialisation, to be currently holding a teaching position

and

f to enrol in the Teaching Chinese in Schools specialisation, attained a proficiency level in Chinese of at least HSK Level 5 or its equivalent

and

g any prerequisites for the courses in the subject area in which they wish to enrol.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student enrolled for this degree 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.

3 The total enrolment for this degree must not exceed 160 points.

Structure and Content

4 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements for one of the specialisations listed in the Master of Professional Studies Schedule.

5 The programme for students enrolling in the International Relations and Human Rights, Language Teaching, and Translation specialisations requires the approval of the relevant Academic Head or nominee and the Dean of Faculty of Arts. The programme for students enrolling in the Education specialisation requires the approval of the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work. The programme for students enrolling in the Teaching Chinese in Schools specialisation requires the approval of the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work and the Dean of Faculty of Arts. The programme for students enrolling in the Food Safety specialisation requires the approval of the Director of Food Science. The programme for students enrolling in the Mathematics Education specialisation requires the approval of the Head of Department of Mathematics and the Dean of Faculty of Science. The programme for students enrolling in the Data Science or Digital Security specialisations requires the approval of the Head of Department of Statistics or the Head of Department of Computer Science and the Dean of Faculty of Science.

6 Students in the Master of Professional Studies in Education must achieve a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in the first 60 points of taught courses taken. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Professional Studies in Education cannot continue without the approval of the Programme Leader

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.

Variations

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

Dissertation and Research Portfolio

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

b The dissertation or research portfolio topic must be approved by the relevant Head of Department or Programme Coordinator prior to enrolment.

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

Honours

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

Reassignment

11 A student may apply to reassign the courses passed for the Education specialisation to the Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Amendment

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

Master of Professional Studies (MProfStuds) Schedule

Data Science

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 30 points from COMPSCI 751, 752, 753, 762

at least 30 points from STATS 762, 769, 782, 784

up to 30 points from COMPSCI 705, 711, 720, 732, 734, 760, INFOSYS 720, 722, 727, 737, 740, OPSMGT 760, 762, SCIENT 701, 702, STATS 707, 760, 763, 779, 783 or from 700 level courses relevant to the area of study with approval of the Academic Head or nominee

30 points: COMPSCI 791 Research Project


Digital Security

Requirement:

Taught Masters

60 points: COMPSCI 725, 726, 727, INFOSYS 727

30 points from COMPSCI 702, 705, 720, 732, 742, INFOSYS 720, 730, 737, 750, 751

30 points: COMPSCI 791 Research Project


Education

Requirement:

Taught Masters

30 points from EDUC 735, 787, EDPRAC 751, EDPROFST 700, 754, 757

30 points from EDUC 700–764, 767, 776, 777, 787, 791, EDCURRIC 700, 702–706, 708, 714–718, 720, 728, 729, 740, 750, 760, 763, 791, EDPRAC 750, 751, 752, EDPROF 706, 709, 724, EDPROFST 700–708, 714–757, 760–780, 782–788, EDPROFM 700, 701, 702, SOCCLEAD 706, or other approved 700 level courses offered at this University

60 points: EDCURRIC 797 or EDPROFST 793 or EDPROFM 797 Dissertation

The approval of the Heads of all Departments in which a student applies to enrol is required.


Food Safety

The MProfStuds in Food Safety was suspended in 2017. Students who have a current enrolment in this specialisation should contact their faculty for advice regarding completion.

Requirement:

Taught Masters

60 points: FOODSCI 711–714

45 points: FOODSCI 797 Project

15 points from FOODSCI 715–717, or other courses as approved by the Programme Director


International Relations and Human Rights

The MProfStuds in International Relations and Human Rights was suspended in 2018. Students who have a current enrolment in this specialisation should contact their faculty for advice regarding completion.

Requirement:

Taught Masters

15 points: POLITICS 750

60 points from DEVELOP 709, 710, ECON 741, 742, 771, EDUC 715, LAWENVIR 710, LAWGENRL 702, LAWPUBL 726, 732, 736, 743, PHIL 767, POLITICS 702, 706, 707, 724, 740, 746, 751, 754, 763, 768, 770–773, 776, SOCIOL 713

45 points: POLITICS 789 Dissertation

If POLITICS 750 has been passed prior to enrolment for this degree another course may be substituted for it with the approval of the Programme Coordinator


Mathematics Education

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from ENGSCI 701–772, MATHS 701–789, STATS 701–703, 705, 708–787

up to 30 points from EDPROFST 787, or other 700 level courses approved by the Head of School of Curriculum and Pedagogy or Programme Director

45 points from EDPROFST 789, MATHS 785, STATS 792 Dissertation


Teaching Chinese in Schools

The MProfStuds in Teaching Chinese in Schools was suspended in 2019. Students who have a current enrolment in this specialisation should contact their faculty for advice regarding completion.

Requirement:

Taught Masters

60 points from EDCURRIC 706, EDPRAC 703

60 points from CHINESE 730, 739, 740, 741, 742, EDCURRIC 729, EDPRAC 751


Translation

The MProfStuds in Translation was withdrawn in 2020.

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