Graduate Diploma in Science - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Graduate Diploma in Science (GradDipSc)

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2017 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website).

Regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Science

See also General Course and Examination Regulations.

Subjects in Which the Diploma May be Awarded

The subjects for the Graduate Diploma in Science are: Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Ethics, Finance, Geography, Geology, Linguistics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, and Statistics.

Qualifications Required to Enrol in the Diploma
Every candidate for the Diploma in Science shall, before enrolling for the diploma, fulfil one of the following conditions:
either qualify for a bachelor's degree;
or be admitted ad eundem statum as entitled to enrol for the Diploma in Science.
Every candidate for the diploma shall have been approved as a candidate by the Dean of Science.
Structure of the Diploma

To qualify for the diploma a candidate shall pass prescribed courses which shall have been selected from the Schedule to the Bachelor of Science degree or from courses which the Academic Board has accepted as equivalent thereto. These courses must have a total value of not fewer than 120 points including not fewer than 90 points at 300-level.

Award of Diploma with Distinction

The Diploma in Science may be awarded with Distinction.

Exemption of Prerequisites

Normal prerequisites for any course may be exempted at the discretion of the Head of Department/School where the course is offered.

Part-time Enrolment

The diploma may be studied part-time.

Repeating of Courses

A candidate who has failed one or more courses is allowed to repeat those courses for credit.

  • For students
    To discuss the requirements for your programme of study
    contact a Student Advisor (Liaison website).
  • For staff:
    To request updates to the University Regulations
    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)
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