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

Graduate Diploma in Science (GradDipSc - 120 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 Graduate Diploma 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 graduate diploma was first offered in 2000.
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 Graduate Diploma in Science a student must pass courses worth at least 120 points from the Schedule to the Regulations for the Bachelor of Science or equivalent courses approved by the Academic Dean of Science. In addition:

(a)
at least 90 points must be at 300-level; and
(b)
at least 60 points must be in a single subject.

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

4.
Admission to the qualification
To be admitted to the Graduate Diploma in Science, a student must have
(a)
either:
i.
qualified for a degree, or
ii.
been admitted with Academic Equivalent Standing as entitled to enrol for the Graduate Diploma, and
(b)
been approved as a student by the Academic Dean of Science.
5.
Subjects

There are no majors or minors for this qualification.

6.
Time limits

The time limit for this qualification is 60 months.

7.
Transfers of credit, substitutions and cross-credits

This qualification adheres to the General Conditions for Credit and Transfer Regulations, with no additional stipulations.

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 no additional stipulations.

10.
Pathways to other qualifications
(a)
A student who has completed the requirements for the GradDipSc 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 GradDipSc from the University of Canterbury, may apply to the Academic Dean of Science to be admitted to the Bachelor of Science and have their GradDipSc subsumed in accordance with the General Regulations to the University.
(c)
A student for the GradDipSc who has not met the requirements for the qualification but who has satisfied all requirements for the Certificate in Science may apply to the Academic Dean of Science to withdraw from the diploma and be awarded the certificate.
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