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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Diploma in Science and Technology
DipScTech

Qualification Regulations

Part I

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.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Diploma in Science and Technology requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Diploma in Science and Technology shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall comprise:

(a) a selection of courses approved by the Academic Board (or its delegate) selected from the Schedule to the Qualification;

(b) at least 120 credits, at 100 level or above.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2(a), and at the discretion of Academic Board, students exiting from or proceeding to the Bachelor of AgriCommerce, Bachelor of Construction, Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours, Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, Bachelor of Veterinary Science, and Bachelor of Veterinary Technology may have a personal programme variation approved in excess of stated limits, to meet the requirements of the Diploma in Science and Technology through substitution of courses from the schedules to those degrees.

Specialisations

4. The Diploma in Science and Technology is awarded without endorsement.

5. Endorsements available in accordance with transition arrangements are: Engineering Studies and Veterinary Preparation. To complete an endorsement under these arrangements a candidate must pass a coherent set of courses of at least 90 credits as specified in the Schedule to the Diploma.

Completion Requirements

6. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates, and Graduate Diplomas and Certificates will apply.

7. 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 Certificate in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

8. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

9. All candidates who commenced study towards the Diploma in Science and Technology on or after 1 January 2018 must satisfy the requirements as specified in these regulations.

10. Candidates who commenced study towards an endorsement in the Diploma in Science and Technology prior to 2018, but who have not completed the qualification by the end of the 2020 academic year, will not be permitted to complete their endorsement and will be required to transfer to the unendorsed qualification.

Schedule for the Diploma in Science and Technology

Undergraduate courses selected from the following prefixes

112 Agribusiness, 117 Animal Science, 119 Agriculture and Horticulture, 120 Plant Biology, 121 Environmental Science, 122 Biochemistry, 123 Chemistry (not 123.171 or 123.172), 124 Physics (not 124.171 or 124.172), 138 Agricultural Engineering, 145 Geography, 151 Nutritional Science, 157 Information Systems, 158 Information Technology, 159 Computer Science, 160 Mathematics, 161 Statistics, 162 Biology, 175 Psychology, 188 Natural Resource Management, 189 Soil Science, 194 Physiology, 196 Ecology, 199 Zoology, 203 Genetics, 214 Health Sciences, 218 Building and Construction, 233 Earth Science, 234 Sport and Exercise Science, 240 Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 246 Natural Sciences, 247 College of Sciences courses, 280 Process and Environmental Technology, 283 Agronomy, 284 Horticulture, 285 Plant Health, 286 Equine, 501 Agriculture/Horticulture Plants and 275.102 Human Development.

Endorsements

Engineering Studies (90 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (75 credits from)

123.103 Chemistry for Modern Sciences 15 credits
R 119.153, 119.158. 123.103 may not be taken after 123.101, 123.102, 123.104, 123.105, 123.171 or 123.172 have been passed.

124.100 Introductory Physics 15 credits
R 119.153, 124.103. 124.100 may not be taken after any of 124.101, 124.102, 124.111, 124.171, 124.172 has been passed.

228.153 Introductory Engineering Studies 15 credits

15 credits from

160.103 Introductory University Mathematics 15 credits
R A student who has passed 160.131, 160.132, 160.133, 160.101, 160.111, 160.112, 228.171 or 228.172 may not be also credited with a pass in 160.103 that is obtained in either the same or a subsequent examination period.

160.132 Concepts in Mathematics 15 credits
R 160.101, 160.102, 160.103, 160.111, 160.112, 160.131, 228.171, 228.172. 160.132 may not be taken after 160.133 has been passed.

15 credits from

192.102 Academic Writing in English for Speakers of Other Languages 15 credits

247.155 Communication in the Sciences 15 credits
R 119.155, 119.177 or 247.177, 140.125, 140.150, 230.100, 230.111, 228.111, 141.111, 246.102

Elective courses (15 credits from)

115.112 Accounting for Business 15 credits
R 115.102

115.113 Economics of Business 15 credits
R 115.106

115.114 Finance Fundamentals 15 credits
R 115.105

115.115 Management in Context 15 credits
R 115.108

115.116 Introduction to Marketing 15 credits
R 115.104

120.101 Plant Biology 15 credits

122.102 Biochemistry 15 credits
P 162.101 and (123.101 or 123.104) R 122.222, 227.111

123.101 Chemistry and Living Systems 15 credits
R 123.171

123.102 Chemistry and the Material World 15 credits
R 123.172

157.151 Living and Working with Technology 15 credits
R 115.107, 157.150, 157.100

159.101 Technical Programming 1 15 credits

161.120 Introductory Statistics 15 credits
R 115.101, 161.100, 161.101, 161.130, 161.140

161.130 Introductory Biostatistics 15 credits
R 161.100, 161.101, 161.120, 161.140, 115.101

214.131 Introduction to Food and Nutrition 15 credits
R 141.101, 151.232, 151.344

246.101 Science and Sustainability 15 credits

Veterinary Preparation (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (75 credits from)

123.103 Chemistry for Modern Sciences 15 credits
R 119.153, 119.158. 123.103 may not be taken after 123.101, 123.102, 123.104, 123.105, 123.171 or 123.172 have been passed.

124.100 Introductory Physics 15 credits
R 119.153, 124.103. 124.100 may not be taken after any of 124.101, 124.102, 124.111, 124.171, 124.172 has been passed.

158.100 Introductory Concepts for Information Technology 15 credits

162.103 Introductory Biology 15 credits
R 162.103 may not be taken after 162.101 has been passed.

230.112 Tū Arohae: Critical Thinking 15 credits
R 134.103

15 credits from

161.101 Statistics for Business 15 credits
R 115.101, 161.100, 161.111, 161.120, 161.122, 161.130, 161.140

161.120 Introductory Statistics 15 credits
R 115.101, 161.100, 161.101, 161.130, 161.140

161.130 Introductory Biostatistics 15 credits
R 161.100, 161.101, 161.120, 161.140, 115.101

15 credits from

160.103 Introductory University Mathematics 15 credits
R A student who has passed 160.131, 160.132, 160.133, 160.101, 160.111, 160.112, 228.171 or 228.172 may not be also credited with a pass in 160.103 that is obtained in either the same or a subsequent examination period.

160.132 Concepts in Mathematics 15 credits
R 160.101, 160.102, 160.103, 160.111, 160.112, 160.131, 228.171, 228.172. 160.132 may not be taken after 160.133 has been passed.

15 credits from

192.102 Academic Writing in English for Speakers of Other Languages 15 credits

247.155 Communication in the Sciences 15 credits
R 119.155, 119.177 or 247.177, 140.125, 140.150, 230.100, 230.111, 228.111, 141.111, 246.102

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