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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 Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.
1. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in International Security requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified, and shall:
(a) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor's degree; or
(b) be able to demonstrate scholarly work in conjunction with extensive relevant professional experience for Admission with Equivalent Status.
2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in International Security shall follow a flexible course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:
(a) courses listed in the Schedule to the Diploma;
(b) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule to the Diploma;
(c) attendance, as required, at contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories.
3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, with the permission of the Academic Board or their delegate, a candidate who has completed 149.821 whilst enrolled the Master of International Security may be permitted to substitute this course for a course or courses included in the schedule for the Diploma.
4. The Postgraduate Diploma in International Security is awarded with or without an endorsement.
5. Candidates may complete an endorsement by passing at least 60 credits in an endorsement. The requirements for each endorsement are set out in the Schedule to the Diploma.
6. The endorsements available for the Postgraduate Diploma in International Security are: Defence Studies, Border and Biosecurity, Intelligence, Terrorism.
7. In cases of sufficient merit, the Postgraduate Diploma in International Security may be awarded with distinction or merit.
8. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.
9. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in International Security should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.
10. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.
11. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, all candidates who commenced study towards the Postgraduate Diploma in International Security prior to January 2019 and who have completed at least 30 credits towards the diploma may be permitted to substitute courses already completed for courses included in the Schedule to the diploma. These transitional provisions expire 31 December 2021.
294.720 Security Concepts and Structures 30 credits
294.712 Economic and Environmental Security 30 credits
294.770 Border and Maritime Security 30 credits
294.704 Command, Leadership and Management 30 credits
294.741 Intelligence in the International Security Environment 30 credits
294.744 Intelligence Operations 30 credits
294.709 Terrorism 30 credits
294.701 New Zealand National Security 30 credits
294.715 Asia-Pacific Security Environment 30 credits
294.790 Research Methods in Defence and Security Studies 30 credits
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Last updated on Tuesday 08 October 2019