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

Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Science

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.

These regulations must be read in conjunction with the General Regulations for the University.

1.
Version

These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2018.

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
(a)
To qualify for the Postgraduate Diploma in Science a student must have passed courses totalling 120 points selected from the Schedule to these Regulations for the chosen major.
(b)
A student may replace courses up to 60 points with 400-level courses prescribed for other subjects with the approval of the Academic Dean of Science.
4.
Admission to the qualification
A student for the Postgraduate Diploma in Science must have, before enrolling for the Diploma:
(a)
either:
i.
qualified for the Degree of Bachelor of Science with a B- average unless otherwise stated in the Schedule to these Regulations; or
ii.
qualified for a Bachelor's degree and if necessary passed a qualifying course; or
iii.
be admitted with Academic Equivalent Standing; and
(b)
met the prerequisites for the chosen major as prescribed in the Schedule to these Regulations.
(c)
been approved as a student by the Academic Dean of Science.
5.
Subjects

The subjects for the Postgraduate Diploma in Science are listed in the Schedule to these Regulations.

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 the following stipulation:

Unless an exemption is granted by the Dean, courses may not be repeated.

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 PGDipSc but has not yet graduated, may apply to the Academic Dean of Science to be admitted to the Master of Science and have credits transferred.
(b)
A student who has graduated with the PGDipSc from the University of Canterbury, may apply to the Academic Dean of Science to be admitted to the Master of Science and have their diploma subsumed in accordance with the General Regulations to the University.
(c)
There are no exit qualifications for this diploma.
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