Limited entry & special applications

Some programmes and courses have restrictions on the students that can enrol.

Limited entry

Some programmes and courses have limited entry. This means that there is a limit to the number of students who may enrol for the course.

For programmes and courses with limited entry you must also Apply to Enrol by the relevant application date.

Enrolment numbers will not normally exceed the number indicated.

An international student quota, where applicable, is indicated by ISQ.

Special applications

Some programmes and courses have Special Applications. If your programme or course requires a special application you must:

Check the conditions of entry using the admission requirements checker or contact the relevant College, School or department directly.

If you are planning to start a teacher training or sports coaching qualification, please complete the application for programme entry (APE) form, available from the College of Education.

Programme Requirement 2017 limit
Preparatory programmes    
Certificate in University Preparation Applications to the programme close three weeks prior to the official course start dates. Selection is based on previous academic record (NCEA or equivalent), or an internally administered test.   
Certificate in Learning Support Not open to new enrolments in 2017.  
     
Bachelors degrees    
Bachelor of Education (Physical Education)^ Not open to new enrolments in 2017.  
Bachelor of Fine Arts Intermediate * The Head of School of Fine Arts must receive application for admission to Bachelor of Fine Arts Intermediate Year no later than 15 November of the year preceding that for which admission is sought. See Fine Arts Application for Intermediate Year (College of Arts website). 70
Bachelor of Music Performance Special application to School by 21 October.  
Bachelor of Music Composition Special application to School by 4 November.  
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) Applications open from 1 July. Applications for Programme Entry close when the programme is full or 4 weeks prior to programme start date so early application is strongly recommended. Applications for these programmes include police vetting, referees' reports and a personal statement. See application information (College of Education, Health and Human Development website).  
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary) Applications open from 1 July. Applications for Programme Entry close when the programme is full or 4 weeks prior to programme start date so early application is strongly recommended. Applications for these programmes include police vetting, referees' reports and a personal statement.  See application information (College of Education, Health and Human Development website).  
       
Graduate certificates and diplomas    
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration Special application to the programme. See application information (Executive Development Programmes website).  
Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching Applications open from 1 July. Applications for Programme Entry close when the programme is full or 4 weeks prior to programme start date so early application is strongly recommended. Applications for these programmes include police vetting, referees' reports and a personal statement. See application information (College of Education, Health and Human Development website).  
Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary) Applications open from 1 July. Applications for Programme Entry close when the programme is full or 4 weeks prior to programme start date so early application is strongly recommended. Applications for these programmes include police vetting, referees' reports and a personal statement. See application information (College of Education, Health and Human Development website).  
Graduate Diploma in Teaching Learning (Secondary) Applications open from 1 July. Applications for Programme Entry close when the programme is full or 4 weeks prior to programme start date so early application is strongly recommended. Applications for these programmes include police vetting, referees' reports and a personal statement. See application information (College of Education, Health and Human Development website).  
     
Postgraduate certificates and diplomas    
Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies Special application to Gateway Antarctica by 1 August. See the Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies website for more details. 16
Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership Special application to the programme. Apply at any time. See application information (Executive Development Programmes website).  
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Special application to the programme. See application information (Executive Development Programmes website). 35
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems Special application to the programme. See application information (Executive Development Programmes website).  
Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology Special application to the School of Health Sciences by 1 October. See application information on the College of Education, Health and Human Development website. 12
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology Special application to Department by 30 September. For Clinical Psychology Programme see the Clinical Psychology website) 12
Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism Special application to programme by 31 October. 25
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching^ Special application to College due two weeks prior to programme commencement. Due 2nd Monday in February. Not open to new enrolments in 2017. 18
Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science Special application to Department of Geography by 1 February.  
     
Honours degrees    
Bachelor of Commerce with Honours Accounting and Information systems Special application to the department by 10 February. See application information (Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship website).  
Bachelor of Commerce with Honours Management Special application to the department by 10 February. See application information (Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship website).  
Bachelor of Commerce with Honours Marketing Special application to the department by 10 Februrary. See application information (Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship website).  
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours Special application to School by 15 November.  
Bachelor of Music with Honours Performance Special application including audition by 15 September.  
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Computer Engineering Apply to enrol by 1 December. 30
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Chemical and Process Engineering Apply to enrol by 1 December.  75
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Civil Engineering Apply to enrol by 1 December. First professional year information.  145
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Electrical and Electronic Engineering Apply to enrol by 1 December.  90
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Forest Engineering Apply to enrol by 1 December.  20
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Mechanical Engineering Apply to enrol by 1 December.  120
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Mechatronics Engineering Apply to enrol by 1 December.  50
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Natural Resources Engineering Apply to enrol by 1 December.  25
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Software Engineering Apply to enrol by 1 December.  30
Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology Honours First Professional Year    Special application to Department by 1 October. Late applications will be considered if places are available. See the BSLP(Hons) application form.  40
     
Masters degrees    
Master of Audiology Special application to department by 1 October. Master of Audiology application form. Late applications will be considered if places are available. 12
Master of Business Administration Special application to the programme. See application information (Executive Development Programmes website).  
Master of Business Information Systems Special application to the programme. See application information (Executive Development Programmes website).  
Master of Business Management Special application to the programme. See application information (Executive Development Programmes website). 35
Master of Counselling Special application to enrol in COUN 675 to MCouns Programme Coordinator by 1 October. See application information on the College of Education, Health and Human Development website. 12
ISQ: 2
Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering Applications considered in June and December each year. 12
Master of Financial Management Special application to the programme. See application information (Executive Development Programmes website).  
Master of Fine Arts Special application to School by 1 November  
Master of Disaster, Risk and Resilience Apply by 12 January. 18 (Combined total with MHDM)
Master of Hazard and Disaster Management ^ Not open to new enrolments in 2017. Hazard and Disaster Management (Geological Sciences website). 18 (Combined total with MDRR)
Master of Geographic Information Science Part 1 Special application to Department of Geography by 1 February. 10
Master of Music Performance Special application including audition by 15 September.  
Master of Professional Accounting Special application to the programme. See application information (Executive Development Programmes website). 35
Master of Science Applied Psychology Parts I and II Special application to Department by 30 November. Part II limited to those completing second year of professional programme.
Applied Psychology Programme
15
Master of Science Medical Physics (Clinical) Students need to have secured a registrat position with a New Zealand District Health Board before enrolling.  
Master of Social Work Applied Special application to Department by 30 September for Semester 1 start in the following year; special application to department by 31 May for Semester 2 start in the same year. Late applications may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.  
Master of Speech and Language Pathology Special application to Department of Communication Disorders by 1 October. Late applications will be considered if places are available. See the MSLP (Communications Disorders website). 20
Master of Teaching and Learning Applications open from 1 July. Applications for Programme Entry close when the programme is full or 4 weeks prior to programme start date so early application is strongly recommended. Applications for these programmes include police vetting, referees' reports and a personal statement. See application information (College of Education, Health and Human Development website).  
Master of Engineering Apply by 10 January for the February intake; apply by 15 June for July intake.  
Professional Master of Engineering Geology Apply by 12 January. Students with a B+ grade average and fulfilling all prerequisites for the programme of study will be enrolled first; students with a B- to B grade average and fulfilling all prerequisites will be enrolled in the remaining spaces on a merit basis 3 weeks prior to the programme start date.  30

* Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due December 2016. ^ Not open to new enrolments in 2017.

Course Requirement 2017 limit
BIOS201 Issues in New Zealand Biosecurity   250
CFPY501 Models of Practice in Child and Family Psychology Special application to school by 1 October. Application information (College of Education, Health and Human Development website) 12
CFPY502 Professional Skills and Practicum Special application to school by 1 October. Application information (College of Education, Health and Human Development website) 12
CMDS490 Research Project Subject to approval by Head of Department. Application due 12 January 20
COUN675 Professional Counselling Practice I Special application to School of Health Sciences by 1 October. Application information (College of Education website) 12
ISQ: 2
COUN676 Professional Counselling Practice II Special application to School of Health Sciences by 1 October. Application information (College of Education website) 12
ISQ: 2
DESI201 Graphic Design Special application to school by 30 September. 25 total
ISQ: 2
DESI301 Graphic Design Special application to school by 30 September. 25 total
ISQ: 2
DESI401 Graphic Design Special application to school by 30 September. 25 total
ISQ: 2
ENCE260 Computer Systems   300
FILM201 Film Special application to school by 30 September. 24 total
ISQ: 2
FILM301 Film Special application to school by 30 September. 24 total
ISQ: 2
FILM401 Film Special application to school by 30 September. 24 total
ISQ: 2
FINA101* A separate application including portfolio of your work is required by 15 November. 70
FINA102* A separate application including portfolio of your work is required by 15 November. 70
FINA103* A separate application including portfolio of your work is required by 15 November. 70
FINC305 Apply to enrol by 1 February.  85
FREN120 French Language Acquisition: Beginners S   60
GEOL476 General non-calendar-based 2015
Physical Volcanology
Special application to department. Applications due by 1 November.  
Law Students transferring from another university and seeking admission to the limited entry LAWS courses must also send an original academic transcript to the Academic Manager, School of Law, by the deadline for application to enrol in those courses. All Law students intending to enrol in limited entry courses, including those awaiting the outcome of transfer of credit applications, must apply to enrol by the deadlines set out below.  
LAWS202 Criminal Law
200-level LAW courses admission process (School of Law website)

Applications due by 5 December.
200 per course.
Up to 10 of Maori descent per course (Students must apply on the appropriate form, available from the School of Law).
ISQ: 15 per course
LAWS203 The Law of Contract
200-level LAW courses admission process (School of Law website) Applications due by 5 December. 200 per course.
Up to 10 of Maori descent per course (Students must apply on the appropriate form, available from the School of Law).
ISQ: 15
LAWS204 The Law of Torts
200-level LAW courses admission process (School of Law website) Applications due by 5 December. 200 per course.
Up to 10 of Maori descent per course (Students must apply on the appropriate form, available from the School of Law).
ISQ: 15
LAWS205 Land Law
200-level LAW courses admission process (School of Law website) Applications due by 5 December. 200 per course.
Up to 10 of Maori descent per course (Students must apply on the appropriate form, available from the School of Law).
ISQ: 15
LAWS206 Public Law
200-level LAW courses admission process (School of Law website) Applications due by 5 December. 200 per course.
Up to 10 of Maori descent per course (Students must apply on the appropriate form, available from the School of Law).
ISQ: 15
LAWS359 Trial Advocacy Preference will be given to students in the final year of their LLB degree. Applications due by 5 December. 24
LAWS382 Legal Internship Must contact School of Law Academic Administrator by the date advertised within the School of Law to submit an expression of interest. Applicants must also apply to enrol by the deadline. For the summer semester, preference will be given to students in the final year of their LLB degree, in order of application to enrol.
Applications due 7 October for summer semester; 5 December for Semester 1; 25 May for Semester 2
20 for summer semester
LAWS386 Clinical Legal Studies Applicants must have passed all LAWS 200 courses. Recommended preparation: LAWS 301 and LAWS 307. Preference will be given to students in the final year of their LLB degree.  Applications due by 5 December.  
MAOR 114^   30
MGMT228 Chinese Business Practices and Culture (study tour) Special application to International Business Director by second Monday of Semester 2 for 16SU2. 30
MGMT 390^ Special application to department.  
MKTG390 Marketing Internship Special application to department.  
MUSA120 Song Writing 1 Special application including submission of portfolio by 4 November.  
MUSA121 Notated Composition 1A Special application including submission of portfolio by 4 November.  
MUSA141 Performance Major 1A Entry subject to audition. Special application due by 21 October.  
MUSA143 Performance (Non-Major) 1 Entry subject to audition. Special application due by 21 October.  
MUSA144 Sight Reading and Keyboard Accompaniment Entry by permission from Head of School.  
MUSA190 Chamber Choir 1 Entry subject to audition. Special application due by 21 October.  
MUSA192 Small Ensemble 1 Entry by permission from Head of School.  
MUSA243 Performance (Non-Major) 2 Special application by 21 October.  
PACE295  Special Topic: Internship Special application with permission of the Internship Director. Students should attend UC Careers CV writing and interview skills workshops prior to submitting internship application. College of Arts Internships  
PACE395 Internship Special application with permission of the Internship Director. Students should attend UC Careers CV writing and interview skills workshops prior to submitting internship application. College of Arts Internships  
PACE495 Community Engagement Internship Special application with permission of the Internship Director. Students should attend UC Careers CV writing and interview skills workshops prior to submitting internship application. College of Arts Internships  
PAIN201 Painting Special application to school by 30 September. 30 total
ISQ: 2
PAIN301 Painting Special application to school by 30 September. 30 total
ISQ: 2
PAIN401 Painting Special application to school by 30 September. 30 total
ISQ: 2
PHOT201 Photography Special application to school by 30 September. 24 total
ISQ: 2
PHOT301 Photography Special application to school by 30 September. 24 total
ISQ: 2
PHOT401 Photography Special application to school by 30 September. 24 total
ISQ: 2
PSYC404 Human and Animal Neuropsychology Application due by 1 February. 20

PSYC428 Forensic Psychology Application due by 1 February. 20
PSYC452 Application due by 1 February. 15
PSYC466 Application due by 1 February. 15
PSYC433 Research in Behavioural Pharmacology & Teratology Application due by 1 February. 22
PSYC470 Research Project Application due by 1 February. 20
PSYC475 Directed Research in Psychology Application due by 1 February. 20
PSYC477 Application due by 1 February. 20
SCIE303 Internship Special application to Internship Manager and interview. Students should attend UC Careers CV writing and interview skills workshops prior to submitting internship application.  
SCUL201 Sculpture Special application to school by 30 September. 30 total
ISQ: 2
SCUL301 Sculpture Special application to school by 30 September. 30 total
ISQ: 2
SCUL401 Sculpture Special application to school by 30 September. 30 total
ISQ: 2
SOWK301 Foundations of Social Work Practice Special application to department by 30 September. Selection will be based on academic record and an assessment arranged by the Programme Coordinator. Applications due 30 September. 40 total
SOWK308 Social Work Principles and Skills Special application to department by 30 September. Selection will be based on academic record and an assessment arranged by the Programme Coordinator. Applications due 30 September. 40 total
SOWK451 Social Work Practice Integration Special application to department by 30 September. See Social Work (College of Arts website) for application pack. 40 total
SOWK471 Social Work Practicum 1 Special application to department by 30 September. See Social Work (College of Arts website) for application pack. 40 total
SOWK472 Social Work Practicum II Special application to department by 30 September. See Social Work (College of Arts website) for application pack. 40 total
SOWK624 Social Policy Theory and Practice Integration Special application to department by 30 September. See Social Work (College of Arts website) for application pack. 40 total
SOWK671 Fieldwork Practicum 1 Special application to department by 30 September. See Social Work (College of Arts website) for application pack. 40 total
SOWK672 Fieldwork Practicum II Special application to department by 30 September. See Social Work (College of Arts website) for application pack. 40 total
SOIL203 Soil Fertility  Applications due 5 July. 72

* Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due December 2016. ^ Not open to new enrolments in 2017.