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.

Amendment

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

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 a further 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 90 points from ENVSCI 701–707, 713–738

up to a further 45 points from EARTHSCI 705, 720, GEOG 730, 745–749, 771, ENVMGT 742, 744, MARINE 703 or approved 700 level courses

30 points: ENVSCI 790 Research Project

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