Regulations - Science


The Degree of Master of Food Science – MFoodSci

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:

either

a completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in a relevant subject from this University with a Grade Point Average of at least 4.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

b (i) completed the requirements for a relevant Bachelors degree as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(ii) passed at least 60 points towards the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Food Science 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) Relevant subjects may include biology, biotechnology, chemistry, food process engineering, food science, or pharmacology.

(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 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.

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

Structure and Content

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

6 A student must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 60 points prior to enrolment in FOODSCI 791. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, a student must enrol in FOODSCI 790.

7 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 / Research Project

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

b The dissertation or research project must be approved by the Academic Head or nominee prior to enrolment in FOODSCI 790 or 791.

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

Reassignment

9 A student may apply to reassign courses passed to the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Food Science.

Variations

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

Honours

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

Commencement

12 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2022.

Master of Food Science (MFoodSci) Schedule

Taught Masters

Requirement:

90 points: CHEMMAT 757, FOODSCI 703, 706, 707, 708, 752

at least 30 points from FOODSCI 715, 740, 750, 751

up to 30 points from other 700 level courses offered at this University approved by the Programme Coordinator

30 points: FOODSCI 790 Research Project

or

90 points: CHEMMAT 757, FOODSCI 703, 706, 707, 708, 752

30 points from FOODSCI 715, 740, 750, 751

60 points: FOODSCI 791 Dissertation

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