Master of Engineering in Transportation - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

The Degree of Master of Engineering in Transportation (MET)

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 Degree of Master of Engineering in Transportation

See also General Course and Examination Regulations.

1.
Requirements of the Degree

Every candidate for the Degree of Master of Engineering in Transportation shall follow a course of study approved by the Dean of Engineering and Forestry and the Director of Transportation Engineering as laid down in these Regulations, or those consistent with the regulations in the relevant Calendar at the time they began their candidacy. Where specific regulations require approval then these shall be by the Dean of Engineering and Forestry unless otherwise stated. In special circumstances the Dean of Engineering and Forestry may modify specific aspects of the degree regulations for individual candidates.

Notes:
1.
The relevance and standard of undergraduate studies and any subsequent professional experience are the ma in criteria for approval..
2.
Candidates will only be approved if appropriate research supervision is available.
2.
Qualifications Required to Enrol in the Degree
A candidate for the Degree of Master of Engineering in Transportation shall have:
(a)
either:
i.
qualified for the award of the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering with First or Second Class Honours; or
ii.
qualified for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering with a GPA of 5 or more; or
iii.
qualified for the award of a postgraduate qualification from a New Zealand University in appropriate subjects; or
iv.
qualified for a bachelor's degree from a New Zealand University in appropriate subjects; or
v.
been admitted ad eundem statum as entitled to proceed to the Degree of Master of Engineering in Transportation;
(b)
and having completed a qualifying programme where clauses (a) iv. to (a) v. apply; and
(c)
been approved as a candidate for the degree by the Dean of Engineering and Forestry.
Notes:
1.
The relevance and standard of undergraduate studies and any subsequent professional experience are the main criteria for approval.
2.
Candidates will only be approved if appropriate research supervision is available.
3.
Structure of the Degree
(a)
The degree must be completed by either:
i.
120 to a maximum of 180 points of coursework including project report selected from the Schedule to these regulations; or
ii.
120 points of thesis, ENTR 690, and coursework to a maximum of 60 points (excluding ENTR 680) from the Schedule to these regulations.
(b)
Candidates approved into a programme of study without a postgraduate qualification, or significant relevant professional experience must complete the maximum 180 points requirements. Candidates permitted to opt for less than the maximum 180 points must determine the appropriate coursework in consultation with the supervisory team.
4.
Award of Distinction

The degree may be awarded with Distinction for outstanding achievement measured by a GPA for the degree in the range 8.0-9.0 and completion without an extension in time.

5.
Qualifying Programmes

If a candidate is required in Regulation 2(b), or has not demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry a suitable standard in previous work, they must satisfactorily complete a qualifying programme of study before enrolling in the degree of Master of Engineering in Transportation. Courses taken as part of the qualifying programme may be credited towards the degree of Master in Engineering in Transport. The course of study and conditions must be approved by the Dean of Engineering and Forestry and the Director of Transportation Engineering.

6.
Time Limitation for Degree Completion and Suspension of Study
(a)
Candidates enrol for full-time study unless they have applied in writing and been approved by the Dean of Engineering and Forestry for part-time study.
(b)
Candidates must be enrolled either part-time or full-time on a continuous basis. If a candidate cannot be enrolled continuously due to circumstances beyond their control they must apply to the Dean of Engineering and Forestry for a suspension. Where approved, this will extend the time limitation for the completion of the degree.
(c)
Candidates enrolled for coursework only must complete either:
i.
Within two years if in full-time study; or
ii.
Within four years if in part-time study.
(d)
Candidates enrolled for thesis and coursework must complete either:
i.
Within three years if in full-time study; or
ii.
Within four years if in part-time study.
(e)
Candidates who have an approved suspension in study may be required to undertake an approved preparatory programme prior to the resumption of their studies. Any preparatory programme of study must be completed while on suspension, and immediately prior to the end of their suspension.

Notes: Preparatory programmes of study will not normally be required where the suspension is for a calendar year or less.

7.
Thesis Requirements

Candidates must follow the requirements of the General Course and Examination Regulations Part L, and the Guidelines for Master's Thesis Work, and to the Library Guide for the Presentation of Theses.

8.
Project Reports
The following conditions shall apply to the preparation, presentation and examination of the project report:
(a)
The project report shall describe work done by the candidate on a project approved by the Director of the Transportation Engineering Programme; the project shall be carried out by the candidate at the University under the direct supervision of a member of academic staff; in particular circumstances the project may be carried out in such other places and for such period or periods of time as may be approved by the Director of the Transportation Engineering Programme.
(b)
The candidate shall submit for examination two hard bound copies and one electronic copy of the project report to the Director of the Transportation Engineering Programme.
(c)
The project report shall be submitted by a full-time candidate within two years from the date upon which study for the Master of Engineering in Transportation by examination and project commenced or within four years by a part-time candidate.
(d)
The project report shall be examined by one or more examiners appointed by the Director of the Transportation Engineering Programme.
9.
Transfer from MET to PhD

Where a candidate has demonstrated high research potential and has the support of the Director of Transportation Engineering, the candidate may apply to transfer to a PhD degree, with such backdating of research thesis enrolment as may be approved by the Dean of Postgraduate Research. If approved the MET degree will be abandoned.

10.
Transfer from PGCertEng to MET

Where a candidate has demonstrated high research potential and has the support of the Director of Transportation Engineering, the candidate may apply to transfer from the PGCertEng to the Master of Engineering in Transportation degree, with such backdating of research enrolment as may be approved by the Dean of Engineering and Forestry. If approved the candidate must still meet the requirements of the MET.

11.
Transfer from MET to PGCertEng

Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry, a candidate may transfer from the Master of Engineering in Transportation to the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering subject to satisfying the regulation requirements of the PGCertEng.

Schedule to the Regulations for the Degree of Master of Engineering in Transportation

For full course information, go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Courses

  1. ENTR 401 Fundamentals of Transport Engineering;
  2. ENTR 611 Planning and Managing for Transport;
  3. 600-level Transportation Engineering courses listed in Schedule B of the ME Regulations;
  4. ENTR 680 Project;
  5. Up to 45 points of relevant courses at 400-level or greater from within the institution or from the Transportation Engineering programme at the University of Auckland.
Notes:
1.
All candidates without an appropriate transport background must offer ENTR 401 Fundamentals of Transport Engineering prior to undertaking other ENTR courses.
2.
All candidates must offer ENTR 611 Planning and Managing for Transport as part of their coursework.
3.
ENTR 680 Project cannot be offered by candidates also offering ENTR 690 MET Thesis.
4.
Intending candidates must consult the Director of the Transportation Engineering programme to determine which courses will be offered in any one year and which courses they will be required to complete.For new candidates from 2008 without an appropriate Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent experience/qualifications, ENTR 401 must normally be completed prior to undertaking other ENTR courses.
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