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These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.
1. Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Rural Studies requires that the candidate will:
(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and
(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification.
2. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Rural Studies shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:
(a) at least 60 credits from the Schedule to the Qualification;
(b) at least 75 credits at 300 level;
(c) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule to the Qualification; and
(d) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.
3. Candidates may complete the Graduate Diploma in Rural Studies with or without an endorsement.
4. Candidates may complete one endorsement only by passing at least 60 credits in the endorsement. The requirements for each endorsement are set out in the Schedule for the Qualification.
5. Endorsements available are: Agribusiness; Animal Production; Equine Management; Farm Forestry; Farm Management; Land Use Management; Landscape Management; Life Cycle Management; Lifestyle Farming; Livestock Improvement; Natural Resource Management; Pastoral Agriculture; Plant Protection; Production Horticulture; Ruminant Nutrition; Rural Banking; Rural Valuation; and Value Chain Management.
6. In cases of sufficient merit, the Graduate Diploma in Rural Studies may be awarded with distinction.
7. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates will apply.
8. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.
9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.
121.103 New Zealand Environments 15 credits
238.700 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Footprinting Principles 15 credits
P 160.1xx or 161.1xx
117.3xx 283.3xx 284.3xx
178.360 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics 15 credits
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Last updated on Tuesday 08 October 2019