Regulations - Science


The Degree of Master of Environmental Science – MEnvSci

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:

a the Degree of Bachelor of Science from this University with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II in Environmental Science, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

and

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

Note: Relevant subjects may include environmental science, geography, biology, chemistry, earth sciences and geology.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student enrolled for 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.

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

Structure and Content

4 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Environmental Science Schedule.

5 A student must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in the first 60 points of taught courses in order to enrol in ENVSCI 794.

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.

Thesis / Research Project

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

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

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

Reassignment

8 A student may apply to reassign courses passed for this degree to the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Environmental Science.

Variations

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

Honours

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

Commencement

11 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2019.

Master of Environmental Science (MEnvSci) Schedule

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points: ENVSCI 701, 705

at least 30 points from ENVSCI 702–704, 706–738

up to 30 points from EARTHSCI 705, 720, GEOG 730, 745–749, 771, ENVMGT 742, 744, MARINE 703, other approved 700 level courses

90 points: ENVSCI 794 Thesis

Taught Masters

15 points: ENVSCI 711

at least 105 points from ENVSCI 701–707, 713–738

up to 30 points from EARTHSCI 705, 720, GEOG 730, 745–749, 771, ENVMGT 742, 744, MARINE 703

up to 30 points from approved 700 level courses

30 points: ENVSCI 790 Project

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