Certificate in Science - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Certificate in Science (CertSc - 60 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.

Regulations for the Certificate in Science

These regulations must be read in conjunction with the General Regulations for the University.

1.
Version
(a)
These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2018.
(b)
This certificate was first offered in 2006.
2.
Variations

In exceptional circumstances the Academic Dean of Science may approve a personal programme of study which does not conform to these regulations.

3.
The structure of the qualification

To qualify for the Certificate in Science a student must pass courses totalling at least 60 points at the 100 and/or 200-level, in courses listed in the Schedule A of the Bachelor of Science.

4.
Admission to the qualification
A student must:
(a)
satisfy the Admission Regulations for the University; and
(b)
have their programme of study approved by the Academic Dean of Science.
5.
Subjects

There are no majors and minors for this qualification; however the Certificate of Science may be awarded in any of the subjects listed in Schedule A of the Bachelor of Science.

6.
Time limits

This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University, with a time limit of 6 years.

7.
Transfers of credit, substitutions and cross-credits
This qualification adheres to the General Conditions for Credit and Transfer Regulations for the University, with the following stipulations:
(a)
Bachelor of Science courses, or their equivalent, may be credited by the Academic Dean of Science towards this qualification.
(b)
Up to 15 points may come from another New Zealand University.
8.
Progression

This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University, with no additional stipulations.

9.
Honours, Distinction and Merit

This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University, with the following stipulation:

There are no Honours classifications for this qualification.

10.
Pathways to other qualifications
(a)
A student who has completed the requirements for the CertSc in the previous 5 years, but has not yet graduated, may apply to the Academic Dean of Science to be admitted to the Bachelor of Science and have credits transferred.
(b)
A student who has graduated with the CertSc from the University of Canterbury in the previous 5 years, may apply to the Academic Dean of Science to be admitted to the Bachelor of Science and have their certificate subsumed in accordance with the General Regulations to the University.
(c)
There are no exit qualifications for this certificate.
  • For students
    To discuss the requirements for your programme of study
    contact a Student Advisor (Liaison website).
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    refer to the Blue Book (UC staff only) and contact
    your College Academic Manager or
    Academic Services Group
    Phone: +64 3 369 3971 (ext 93971)
    Email: andrew.bainbridge-smith@canterbury.ac.nz
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