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 in 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 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

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

Dissertation and Research Portfolio

8 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

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

Commencement

10 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2016. The 2014 Regulations for the Degree of Master of Professional Studies were thereby repealed.

Master of Professional Studies (MProfStuds) Schedule

Data Science

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 30 points from COMPSCI 751, 752, 753, 760

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

up to 30 points from SCIENT 701, 702, COMPSCI 705, 711, 720, 732, 734, INFOSYS 720, 722, 726, 727, 737, 740, OPSMGT 760, 762, 764, STATS 707, 760, 779, 783 or from 700 level courses relevant to the area of study with approval of the Head of Department

30 points: COMPSCI 791 Dissertation


Digital Security

Requirement:

Taught Masters

60 points: COMPSCI 725, 726, 791 Dissertation

30 points: INFOSYS 727, COMPSCI 727

30 points from COMPSCI 702, 705, 720, 732, 742, INFOSYS 720, 726, 730, 737, 750, 751


Education

Requirement:

Taught Masters

30 points from EDCURRIC 716, EDUC 735, 787, EDPRAC 751, EDPROFST 754, 757

60 points from EDPROFST 793 Dissertation, EDCURRIC 797 Dissertation, EDPROFM 797 Dissertation

30 points from courses relevant to the area of study from EDCURRIC 700, 702–706, 708, 714–718, 720, 724, 728, 729, 740, 750, 760, 763, 791, EDPRAC 750, 751, 752, EDPROFST 700–708, 714–757, 760–779, 782–788, EDPROFM 700, 701, 702, EDUC 700– 765, 776, 777, 787, 791, or other 700 level courses in another subject relevant to the area of study

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


Food Safety

Requirement:

Taught Masters

60 points: FOODSCI 711–714

45 points: FOODSCI 797

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


International Relations and Human Rights

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

Note: 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:

Research Masters

15 points : EDPROFST 787

15 points from MATHS 701–789, STATS 701–787, ENGSCI 701–772

90 points: MATHS 790 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

45 points from EDPROFST 789, MATHS 785, STATS 792

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

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


Teaching Chinese in Schools

Requirement:

Taught Masters

120 points from CHINESE 707, 708, 709, 710, 730, EDCURRIC 706, 729, EDPRAC 703, 751


Translation

Note: Students who are not native speakers of English and who have not had at least three years of tertiary education with English as the language of instruction will be required to have achieved a minimum overall score of 7 IELTS (Academic) with no band lower than 6.5, or equivalent. Students need to have completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies with a minimum average of B+, or equivalent in a qualification in a related area, as approved by the Programme Coordinator.

Requirement:

Taught Masters

30 points from TRANSLAT 702, 703

30 points: TRANSLAT 714

30 points from TRANSLAT 705–729, CHINESE 747, 748, COMPLIT 703, 705, FRENCH 707, 708, 720, 777, 778, GERMAN 741, 747, 748, 777, 778, GREEK 714, ITALIAN 702, 777, 778, KOREAN 705, LATIN 714, MĀORI 712, RUSSIAN 732, SPANISH 723, 777, 778

30 points: TRANSLAT 790, ASIAN 790, FRENCH 790, GERMAN 780, ITALIAN 780, PACIFIC 785, RUSSIAN 790

Note: If TRANSLAT 702 and 703 have been passed prior to enrolment for this degree another course or courses must be substituted for them by approval of the Programme Coordinator

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