Master of Human Interface Technology - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

The Degree of Master of Human Interface Technology (MHIT - 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 Degree of Master of Human Interface Technology

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 2012.
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 MHIT degree a student must complete:
(a)
30 points of coursework selected from the Schedule to these Regulations; and
(b)
a 90 point thesis, HITD 690.
4.
Admission to the qualification
A student for the Master of Human Interface Technology must have:
(a)
either:
i.
met the requirements for the Bachelor with Honours Degree in an appropriate field; or
ii.
met the requirements for another appropriate degree in New Zealand; or
iii.
been admitted with Academic Equivalent Standing for the Master of Human Interface Technology; and
(b)
been approved as a student for the degree by the College of Engineering Dean (Academic).
5.
Subjects

There are no majors, minors, endorsements or disciplines for this degree.

6.
Time limits
(a)
A student must enrol for full-time study only.
(b)
The time limit for this qualification is 18 months, unless an extension in time has been approved.
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, 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 Postgraduate Director of Studies, the student may apply to transfer to a PhD In Human Interface Technology, with backdating as may be approved by the Dean of Postgraduate Research. If approved, the Master’s degree must be abandoned.
(b)
A student who has been unable to fulfil the requirements of the Master of Human Interface Technology or who wishes to transfer may be eligible for another research based Master’s degree at the discretion of the College of Engineering Dean (Academic). In such cases, the Dean may waive the requirement for course work.

Schedule to the Regulations for the Degree of Master of Human Interface Technology

Course Code Course Title
HITD 602 Human Interface Technology - Design and Evaluation
HITD 603 Human Interface Technology - Prototyping and Projects
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