Regulations - Science


The Degree of Master of Information Technology – MInfoTech

This qualification is awarded jointly by the University of Auckland and the University of Waikato.

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant 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:

either

a a Bachelors Honours degree from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.5 or higher in 75 points above Stage III, including at least 45 points in an IT related field at postgraduate level, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

b (i) a Bachelors degree from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.5 or higher in 75 points at Stage III or above, including at least 45 points in an IT related field, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

(ii) (a) a Bachelors degree from this University, or an equivalent degree qualification as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(b) the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.5 or higher, or the equivalent

or

c a Bachelors degree from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.5 or higher in 75 points at Stage III or above, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative.

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.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1a must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

b complete within two semesters if enrolled full-time or eight semesters if enrolled part-time

and

c not exceed 160 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

4 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1b must:

a pass courses with a total value of 180 points

and

b complete within three semesters if enrolled full-time and 12 semesters if enrolled part-time

and

c not exceed 220 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

5 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1c must:

a pass courses with a total value of 240 points

and

b complete within four semesters if enrolled full-time and 12 semesters if enrolled part-time

and

c not exceed 280 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

6 Unless approval has been granted by Senate or its representative to complete under Regulation 3 or 4, a student admitted to this degree under Regulation 2 must:

a pass courses with a total value of 240 points

and

b complete within four semesters if enrolled full-time and 12 semesters if enrolled part-time

and

c not exceed 280 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

Structure and Content

7 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Information Technology Schedule.

8 A student who has to complete 120 points must achieve a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in the first 60 points of taught courses taken for this degree prior to enrolment in COMPSCI 778. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Information Technology cannot continue.

9 A student who has to complete 180 points must achieve a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in the first 120 points of taught courses taken for this degree prior to enrolment in COMPSCI 778. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Information Technology cannot continue.

10 A student who has to complete 240 points must achieve a Grade Point Average of 4.5 or higher in the first 60 points of taught courses taken for this degree. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Information Technology cannot continue.

11 A student who has to complete 240 points must achieve a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in the first 180 points of taught courses taken for this degree prior to enrolment in COMPSCI 788. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Information Technology cannot continue.

12 A student who has previously passed any courses the same as, or similar to, the courses required for this degree must substitute an alternative course(s) approved by the Director of the ICT Graduate School.

13 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.

Reassignment

14 A student who does not achieve the Grade Point Average specified in Regulations 8, 9, 10 or 11 may apply to reassign courses passed for this degree to the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology or Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology.

Variations

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

Honours

16 a This degree may be awarded with Honours where a student’s overall grade is sufficiently high. There are two classes of honours: First Class Honours and Second Class Honours. Second Class Honours are awarded in either First Division or Second Division.

b Where the requirements for the degree have not been completed in accordance with the time limits specified in Regulations 3, 4, 5 and 6, the student’s eligibility for Honours will lapse. However, on the recommendation of the Head of Department, Senate or its representative may approve the retention of eligibility for Honours.

c The calculation for the overall grade to determine the award of Honours will include the grades given for all courses attempted in the degree. For the purposes of grade or mark calculation, Withdrawn, Did Not Sit and Did Not Complete will count as zero.

Commencement

17 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2018. The 2017 regulations for the Degree of Master of Information Technology were thereby repealed.

Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech) Schedule

A student who has to complete 120 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from HLTHINFO 722–730, GLMI 701, 706, 708–712, INFOSYS 700, 701, 720, 725, 740, 750, 751, OPSMGMT 757, SCIENT 701, or papers listed in the University of Waikato Master of Information Technology Schedule

up to 15 points from approved 600 or 700 level courses

60 points: COMPSCI 778 Internship

A student who has to complete 180 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Requirement:

Taught Masters

at least 45 points from COMPSCI 701–777, COMPSYS 701–729, ELECTENG 722, 726, 728, 732, 733, INFOSYS 722, 727, 730, 737, SOFTENG 701–761

at least 45 points from HLTHINFO 722–730, GLMI 701, 706, 708–712, INFOSYS 700, 701, 720, 725, 740, 750, 751, OPSMGMT 757, SCIENT 701, or papers listed in the University of Waikato Master of Information Technology Schedule

up to 30 points from approved 600 or 700 level courses

60 points: COMPSCI 778 Internship

A student who has to complete 240 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Requirement:

Taught Masters

60 points: COMPSCI 718, 719

at least 45 points from COMPSCI 701–777, COMPSYS 701–729, ELECTENG 722, 726, 728, 732, 733, INFOSYS 722, 727, 730, 737, SOFTENG 701–761

at least 45 points from HLTHINFO 722–730, INFOSYS 700, 701, 720, 725, 740, 750, 751, GLMI 701, 706, 708, 709, 710, 711, 712, OPSMGMT 757, SCIENT 701, or papers listed in the University of Waikato Master of Information Technology Schedule

up to 30 points from approved 600 or 700 level courses

60 points: COMPSCI 778 Internship

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