Regulations - Science


Postgraduate Diploma in Science – PGDipSci

The regulations for this postgraduate diploma 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 postgraduate diploma, a student needs to have:

a completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science from this University with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

and

b (i) passed the prerequisites for the courses in the selected subject for the Postgraduate Diploma in Science

or

(ii) attained a level of competence equivalent to the prerequisites for the courses in the selected subject for Postgraduate Diploma in Science as approved by Senate or its representative.

2 A student may, if Senate or its representative gives approval, enrol for this postgraduate diploma without having fulfilled all the prerequisite requirements, provided that the relevant Head of Department or Director of School may require any such student to enrol for any or all of the prerequisite courses not already passed in addition to the normal requirements of this programme.

3 A student who has not completed the requirements of the Degree of Bachelor of Science but who has passed courses with a total value of at least 345 points towards that degree may, with the approval of the relevant Head of Department or Director of School, enrol for this postgraduate diploma. The remaining courses for the Bachelor of Science must be taken and passed within 12 months of initial enrolment for this postgraduate diploma. Should the requirements for the Bachelor of Science not be completed within these 12 months, enrolment for the Postgraduate Diploma in Science will be suspended until the requirements for the Bachelors degree are completed.

Duration and Total Points Value

4 A student enrolled for this postgraduate diploma must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Postgraduate Diplomas.

5 The total enrolment for this postgraduate diploma must not exceed 160 points.

Structure and Content

6 A student enrolled for this postgraduate diploma must pass 120 points in one of the specialisations listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Science Schedule.

7 A project or dissertation of up to 45 points from courses listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Science Schedule may be included.

8 The programme for each student must be approved by the relevant Head of Department, Director of School or equivalent.

9 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.

Project / Dissertation

10 a A project or dissertation, when included in the programme, is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative on the recommendation of the Head of Department, Director of School or equivalent.

b The dissertation or project topic must be approved by the relevant Head of Department or Director of School prior to enrolment.

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

Variations

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

Distinction

12 This postgraduate diploma may be awarded with Distinction or Merit in accordance with the General Regulations – Postgraduate Diplomas.

Commencement

13 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2020. The 2006 regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Science were thereby repealed.

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) Schedule

Specialisations available:


Applied Mathematics

Prerequisite: A major in Applied Mathematics or Mathematics, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee, including MATHS 340, 361, and MATHS 362 or 363, or equivalent courses approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

at least 60 points from MATHS 761–770

up to 60 points from approved 700 level courses in Mathematics or related subjects with approval of the Head of Department


Bioinformatics

Prerequisite: A BSc with a major in Bioinformatics or Biological Sciences and COMPSCI 220, or equivalent as approved by the Programme Director

Requirement:

45 points from BIOINF 702, 704, BIOSCI 702

75 points from BIOINF 701, BIOSCI 733, 737, 752, 755–758, 761 COMPSCI 715, 720, 732, 760, 767, MATHS 764, STATS 720, 721, 730, 731, 732, 761, 783, 784, or related 700 level courses, as approved by the Programme Director


Biological Sciences

Prerequisite: A major in Biological Sciences, or equivalent as approved by the Director

Requirement:

at least 90 points from BIOINF 701, BIOSCI 724–746, 749–761

up to 30 points from 600 or 700 level courses in a related subject


Biomedical Science

The PGDipSci in Biomedical Science was suspended in 2016. Students who have a current enrolment in this subject should contact their faculty for advice regarding completion.

Prerequisite: A major in Biomedical Science, or equivalent as approved by the Board of Studies (Biomedical Science)

Requirement:

at least 90 points from MEDSCI 703–723, 725–740, BIOINF 701, BIOSCI 728, 729, 733, 736, 737, 738, 741, 746, 755–761, HLTHPSYC 716

up to 30 points from other 600 or 700 level courses as approved by the Board of Studies (Biomedical Science)


Biosecurity and Conservation

Prerequisite: An approved BSc or equivalent experience subject to approval by the Programme Director

Requirement:

45 points: BIOSCI 747, 748, ENVSCI 733

45 points from BIOSCI 761 or ENVSCI 701, BIOSCI 724, 730, 733, 734, 735, 738, 751, ENVMGT 742, 743, 746, ENVSCI 716, 734, 737

30 points from approved 700 level courses in the Faculty of Science


Biotechnology

Prerequisite: A major in Biotechnology, or equivalent as approved by the Director, and at least 90 points at Stage III

Requirement:

45 points from BIOSCI 741, 752, 755, 759

30 points: SCIENT 701, 703

45 points from other approved 700 level courses in Biological Sciences


Chemistry

Prerequisite: A major in Chemistry

Requirement:

at least 90 points from CHEM 691, 710–780, 795

up to 30 points from 600 or 700 level courses in Chemistry or related subjects with approval of the Head of Department

Note: Students intending to study for a Master of Science in Chemistry must take CHEM 795


Clinical Exercise Physiology

Prerequisite: A major in Exercise Sciences, Sport and Exercise Science, or an equivalent qualification and EXERSCI 302 or equivalent as approved by the Head of Department

Requirement:

90 points: EXERSCI 703, 705, 710, 712, 771, 772

30 points from approved 700 level courses in the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Computer Science

Prerequisite: A major in Computer Science

Requirement:

at least 90 points from COMPSCI 691, 701–716, 720–780, BIOINF 702

up to 30 points from 700 level courses in a related subject with approval of the Academic Head or nominee


Earth Sciences

Prerequisite: A major in Earth Sciences, Geography, or Geology with at least 45 points at Stage III in Earth Sciences or Geology courses or GEOG 330, 331, 334, 351, 360 or equivalent

Requirement:

at least 90 points from EARTHSCI 703–772, GEOG 730, 732, 745, 746, 770–772, GEOPHYS 760, 761

up to 30 points from 700 level courses as approved by the Programme Coordinator


Environmental Management

Prerequisite: An approved BSc, BE, BA, BPlan, BCom or equivalent degree

Requirement:

15 points: GEOG 701

at least 60 points from ENVMGT 741–762

up to 45 points from 700 level courses as approved by the Programme Coordinator


Environmental Science

Prerequisite: An approved BSc, or other equivalent degree

Requirement:

30 points: ENVSCI 701, 711

at least 60 points from EARTHSCI 705, 720, ENVSCI 702–707, 713–738, GEOG 730, 745–749, 770, 771, ENVMGT 742, 744, MARINE 703

up to 30 points from 700 level courses as approved by the Programme Coordinator


Exercise Sciences

Prerequisite: A major in Exercise Sciences, Sport and Exercise Science, or equivalent as approved by the Head of Department

Requirement:

15 points: EXERSCI 705

at least 45 points from 700 level courses in Exercise Sciences as approved by the Head of Department

up to 60 points from other 600 or 700 level courses in Biological Sciences, Engineering, Exercise Sciences, Food Science, Nutrition, Physiology, Psychology, Statistics, or related subjects, as approved by the Head of Department


Food Science

Prerequisite: A major in Food Science, or in Food Science and Nutrition, or in Biological Sciences, or in Chemistry, or in other relevant areas as approved by the Programme Coordinator

Requirement:

60 points from FOODSCI 703, 707, 708, CHEMMAT 757

60 points from approved 600 and 700 level courses


Geography

Prerequisite: A major in Geography or Earth Sciences with 45 points at Stage III in Geography

Requirement:

15 points: GEOG 701

at least 75 points from EARTHSCI 705, 713, 732, ENVMGT 741–762, ENVSCI 704, 713, 737, 738, GEOG 712–779

up to 30 points from other approved 700 level courses offered at this University


Geophysics

Prerequisite: A major in Geophysics, Physics, or a related subject, with appropriate knowledge in the Earth Sciences

Requirement:

45 points from EARTHSCI 763, GEOPHYS 711–713, 761, PHYSICS 743

75 points from approved 600 or 700 level courses in in Earth Sciences, Geophysics, Mathematics, Physics or other Science subjects approved by the Head of Department


Green Chemical Science

Prerequisite: A major or specialisation in Chemistry or Green Chemical Science or an equivalent subject approved by the Director, including CHEM 360 and ENVSCI 301 or equivalent courses approved by the Director

Requirement:

90 points from CHEM 691, 710–751, 780, 795

30 points: CHEM 760, ENVSCI 714


Logic and Computation

Prerequisite: A major in Logic and Computation

Requirement:

15 points from COMPSCI 720, 750, 760, 767

15 points from PHIL 736–738

90 points from COMPSCI 720, 750, 760, 767, LINGUIST 721, 724, LOGICOMP 701–705, MATHS 713, 715, PHIL 736–738


Marine Science

Prerequisite: An approved BSc, BE, or equivalent degree

Requirement:

15 points: MARINE 701

15 points from BIOSCI 761, CHEM 795, ENVSCI 701

90 points from the following 700 level courses including at least two of the following subject areas: BIOSCI 724–727, 733, 738, 739, 749, CHEM 770, EARTHSCI 720, ENVMGT 742, 744, ENVSCI 702, 704, 714, FOODSCI 703, 708, GEOG 730, 746, 748, 771, GEOPHYS 711–713, 761, MARINE 702–705, STATS 767, or other courses approved by the Programme Coordinator


Mathematics

Prerequisite: A major in Mathematics or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee, including MATHS 332, and MATHS 320 or 328 or equivalent courses approved by the Academic Head or nominee. MATHS 302 may be substituted for one of MATHS 320, 328, 332

Requirement:

at least 75 points in 700 level Mathematics courses

up to 45 points from approved 600 or 700 level courses in Mathematics or related subjects, with the approval of the Head of Department


Medical Statistics

Prerequisite: A major in Statistics, or equivalent as approved by the Head of Department, and STATS 210 or 225

Requirement:

45 points: POPLHLTH 708, STATS 770, 773

15 points from STATS 779, 782 or equivalent

at least 30 points from STATS 701–703, 705, 708–787, BIOINF 704, POPLHLTH 707–709, 711, 767

up to 30 points from 700 level courses in Statistics or related subjects, as approved by the Head of Department


Optometry

Prerequisite: A BOptom, or an equivalent qualification approved by the Head of School

Requirement:

120 points from OPTOM 751, 752, 757, 759

or

at least 90 points from OPTOM 751, 752, 757, 759

up to 30 further points, subject to approval by the Head of Department, from approved 600 or 700 level courses in a related subject


Pharmacology

Prerequisite: A major in Pharmacology or equivalent as approved by the Head of Department

Requirement:

at least 60 points from MEDSCI 700, 701, 715–723, 735, 744

up to 60 points from other 600 or 700 level courses as approved by the Head of Department


Physics

Prerequisite: A major in Physics, or equivalent as approved by the Head of Department

Requirement:

75 points from PHYSICS 625–681, 691, 701–787, 788

and

a further 45 points from PHYSICS 625–681, 691, 701–787, 788, MATHS 761–770, GEOPHYS 761, 780

or

at least 15 points from PHYSICS 625–681, 691, 701–787, 788, MATHS 761–770, GEOPHYS 761, 780

up to 30 points, subject to the approval of the Head of Department, from approved 600 and 700 level courses in related subjects


Physiology

Prerequisite: A BSc with a major in Physiology, or equivalent qualification

Requirement:

30 points from MEDSCI 733, 743

90 points from MEDSCI 701, 703, 717, 727–734, 737, 739, 744


Psychology

Prerequisite: A major in Psychology, or equivalent

Requirement:

either

120 points from PSYCH 700–770, 775

or

105 points from PSYCH 700–770, 775

15 points from other approved 600 or 700 level courses offered at this University

or

Applied Behaviour Analysis: 120 points: PSYCH 741, 749, 750, 751, 754, 759


Speech Science

Prerequisite: A BSc, or other qualification as approved by the Chair of the Board of Studies

Requirement:

60 points from SPCHSCI 701, 711–713, 722, 723, 733, 736, 743, 746, 751–754

60 points from other approved 600 or 700 level courses in Audiology, Computer Science, Engineering, Linguistics, Physiology, Psychology, Speech Science


Statistics

Prerequisite: A major in Statistics, or equivalent as approved by the Head of Department, and STATS 210 or 225

Requirement:

15 points from STATS 779, 782 or equivalent

at least 75 points from STATS 701–703, 705, 708–787, BIOINF 704, POPLHLTH 707–709, 711

up to 30 points from 700 level courses in Statistics or related subjects, as approved by the Head of Department


Wine Science

Prerequisite: A BSc, or other relevant degree as approved by the Programme Director

Requirement:

at least 75 points from WINESCI 701–708

up to 45 points from approved 600 and 700 level courses in Biological Sciences, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Chemistry, Food Science or Geography

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