Regulations - Science


The Degree of Master of Ecology – MEcology

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 the Degree of Bachelor of Science in a relevant major from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in 45 points above Stage II in Biological Sciences, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

b (i) a Bachelors degree in a relevant subject as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(ii) passed 60 points in the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in a relevant subject from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher, provided that the postgraduate diploma has not been awarded.

2 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 deemed equivalent to the requirements in Regulation 1.

Notes:

(i) A relevant subject may be in biological sciences, biosecurity and conservation, biotechnology, ecology

(ii) 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 Science.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 A student admitted to this degree 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.

4 The total enrolment for this degree must not exceed 220 points.

Structure and Content

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

b A student must achieve a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in the first 120 points of taught courses prior to enrolment in ECOLOG 789. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Ecology cannot continue.

6 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.

Dissertation

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

b The dissertation topic must be approved by the relevant Academic Head or nominee prior to enrolment.

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

Reassignment

8 A student may apply to reassign courses passed to the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Biosecurity and Conservation or Biological Science.

Transfer from Postgraduate Diploma in Science

9 A student who has passed courses towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Biosecurity and Conservation or Biological Sciences and is eligible to be admitted to this degree may apply to reassign those courses to the Master of Ecology provided that the Postgraduate Diploma has not been awarded.

Honours

10 This degree may be awarded with Honours in accordance with 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.

Commencement

12 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2022.

Master of Ecology (MEcology) Schedule

Requirement:

Taught Masters

45 points: BIOSCI 739, 761, 763

75 points from BIOSCI 724, 725, 729–731, 733–735, 738, 740, 747–749, 751, 760, ENVSCI 702, 704, 705, 733, 734, 737

60 points: ECOLOG 789 Dissertation

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