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

The Degree of Master of Engineering in Transportation (MET - 180 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 Degree of Master of Engineering in Transportation

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 degree was first offered in 2002.
2.
Variations

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

3.
The structure of the qualification
To qualify for the MET degree a student must complete either:
(a)
120 points of coursework and ENTR680 Project (60 points) selected from the Schedule to these Regulations; or
(b)
120 points of thesis (ENTR 690), and coursework to a maximum of 60 points (excluding ENTR 680) from the Schedule to these Regulations.

A student who is admitted to the qualification with a postgraduate qualification or significant relevant professional experience may have a programme of study approved that is less than 180 points. All other students must complete the full 180 point requirement.

4.
Admission to the qualification
A student for the Degree of Master of Engineering in Transportation must 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 and completed a qualifying programme of study; or
v.
been admitted with Academic Equivalent Status to the MET and completed a qualifying programme of study; and
(b)
been approved as a student for the degree by the College of Engineering Dean (Academic) based on relevance an standard or previous study and any professional experience.
5.
Subjects

There are no majors, minors or endorsements for this qualification.

6.
Time limits
(a)
A student must enrol for full-time study unless approved for part-time study.
(b)
The time limit for this qualification is 48 months.
7.
Transfers of credit, substitutions and cross-credits
This qualification adheres to the General Conditions for Credit and Transfer Regulations with the following stipulations:
(a)
Courses taken as part of the qualifying programme may be credited towards the degree of Master in Engineering in Transport.
(b)
The programme of study and conditions must be approved by the College of Engineering Dean (Academic) and the Director of Transportation Engineering.
8.
Progression

This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University, which permits 30 points of course failures to qualify for the degree, with no additional stipulations.

9.
Honours, Distinction and Merit
This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University, with the following stipulations:
(a)
Merit is not awarded for this qualification.
(b)
To be awarded Distinction a student must have a GPA of 8.0 or better.
10.
Pathways to other qualifications
(a)
Where a student has demonstrated high research potential and has the support of the Director of Transportation Engineering, they may apply to abandon the Master of Engineering in Transportation and transfer to a PhD. Backdating of research thesis enrolment may be approved by the Dean of Postgraduate Research.
(b)
A student who has not met the requirements for the Master of Engineering in Transportation or who wishes to transfer to the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering may apply to the College of Engineering Dean (Academic) for admission. Admission will be based on having met the requirements for entry.

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.
A student without an appropriate transport background must offer ENTR 401 Fundamentals of Transport Engineering prior to undertaking other ENTR courses.
2.
A student 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 students 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 student 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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