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The Degree of Bachelor of Forestry Science (BForSc - 480 points)
The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2018 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website). Find key terms in the Glossary of terms.
These regulations must be read in conjunction with the General Course Regulations for the University.
These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2018.
In exceptional circumstances the College of Engineering Dean (Academic) may approve a personal programme of study which does not conform to these regulations.
Subject to the provisions of the following Regulations, the degree shall consist of a First, Second, Third and Fourth Forestry Year as laid out in the Schedule to these Regulations. In addition,
A student must satisfy the Admission Regulations for the University to be admitted to this qualification with the following stipulations:
There are no majors, minors or endorsements for this qualification.
The time limit for this qualification is 10 years.
This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University, with the following stipulation:
There are no advancing or exit qualifications for this degree,
A student who has commenced a Bachelor of Forestry Science degree before 2015 shall complete the degree by taking courses approved by the College of Engineering Dean (Academic) which are consistent with the regulations of the current Calendar.
The courses of the First Forestry Examination shall normally be as follows:
The courses of the Second Forestry Examination shall normally be as follows:
Note: A student who has failed to gain a pass in all of the courses of the Second Forestry Examination may, with the approval of the College of Engineering Dean (Academic), be permitted to repeat the course or courses failed or enrol for approved substitutes concurrently with courses of the Third Forestry Examination
The courses of the Third Forestry Examination shall normally be as follows:
Note: A student who has failed to gain a pass in all of the courses of the Third Forestry Examination may, with the approval of the College of Engineering Dean (Academic), be permitted to repeat the course or courses failed or enrol for approved substitutes concurrently with courses of the Fourth Forestry Examination.
Every student must complete to the satisfaction of the Board of Studies in Forestry four Field Trips and present proof of completion of NZQA Unit Standard 17769 (Demonstrate Knowledge of General Health, Safety and Environmental Requirements in Forestry), a current approved First Aid Certificate during their period of study, and practical work experience.
A student is required to obtain practical work experience in forestry, conservation or forest industry during the summer vacations. The School may assist students in obtaining such work, which will be credited to a candidate’s non academic requirements only if performed in accordance with the following requirements:
Except as otherwise provided in these Regulations, a student enrolling for any course of the BForSc degree which is also a course for examination for any other degree shall comply with such of the Regulations for that degree relating to prerequisites, combinations of courses and practical work as are applicable to that course.
Admission to candidacy for the BForSc with Honours shall be by approval of the College of Engineering Dean (Academic).
A student may qualify for admission at the end of Year 3 of the BForSc on the basis of grades in courses taken in Years 2 and 3. A student for BForSc with Honours will be required to enrol in FORE 414 Dissertation in addition to satisfying the requirements of the Fourth Forestry Examination. A student whose work has been of a sufficiently high standard shall be recommended for admission to the Degree with First or Second Class Honours. Each student obtaining Second Class Honours shall be listed in either of two divisions (Division I or Division II).
With the approval of the Academic Board, a student who has previously qualified at any New Zealand university for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science (with or without Honours) or for any other degree may be exempted from the whole or part of both the First and Second Forestry Examinations. A special programme of study, which could include both Year 2 and Year 3 papers, may be approved by theCollege of Engineering Dean (Academic).
Note: A student should be adequately prepared in Mathematics and other basic sciences and may be required to undertake additional studies in these subjects before being accepted into the Third Forestry Examination. Students should consult with the Dean before completing enrolment.
Note: This regulation does not make provision for credit towards a BSc degree. If sought this must be applied for separately. See the BSc Regulation 9.
A student for the Degree of Bachelor of Forestry Science who is or has been enrolled for the Degree of Bachelor of Commerce must, in addition to the credit permitted under Credit Regognition and Transfer Regulations, be permitted, with the approval of the College of Engineering Dean (Academic), to cross credit a further 15 points (0.125 EFT) from the Bachelor of Commerce Schedule in place of any FORE 400-level elective.
A student who has commenced a BForSc degree before 2015 shall complete the degree by taking courses approved by the College of Engineering Dean (Academic) which are consistent with the regulations in this Calendar.