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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 Degree of Master of Environmental Management
MEnvMgmt

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 Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Environmental Management requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and shall have been awarded or qualified for a

(b) BSc (Environmental Science) or an equivalent qualification, having achieved a B grade average or higher, over the qualifying 300-level courses; or

(c) Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management with a grade average of B or higher (Applied pathway) or B + average or higher (Research pathway), or equivalent; or

(d) Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours), or an equivalent qualification.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Environmental Management shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising:

(a) completion of Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule of the Degree;

(b) courses selected from the Schedule to the Degree. And including:

(c) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule to the Degree;

(d) at least 30 credits from each of two Options listed in the Schedule to the Degree

(e) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, the programme of study for a candidate admitted under Regulation 1(c) or 1(d) will be courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) completion of Part Two as defined by the Schedule of the Degree;

(b) courses selected from the Schedule to the Degree. And including:

(c) any Compulsory Courses listed in the Schedule to the Degree;

(d) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

4. Notwithstanding Regulation 3, and at the discretion of Academic Board, a candidate admitted to the Master of Environmental Management Research pathway under Regulation 1(c) may be permitted to complete a programme comprising the 120 credit thesis course 188.889 or 188.897 and 188.898.

5. Notwithstanding Regulations 2, 3 and 4, and at the discretion of Academic Board, Candidates may be required to complete one or more bridging courses, 188.707 and/or 188.708, should their entry qualification be deficient in environmental economics or applied science.

Specialisations

6. The Degree of Master of Environmental Management is awarded without specialisations.

Student Progression

7. For progression from Part One to Part Two (Thesis Pathway), candidates must have achieved a Grade Average of B+ over the first 90 credits undertaken for Part One.

8. For Progression from Part One to Part Two (Applied Pathway), candidates must have achieved a Grade Average of B over the first 120 credits undertaken for Part One.

9. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Environmental Management may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

Completion Requirements

10. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

11. 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 Diploma in Environmental Management should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

12. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Master of Environmental Management

Part One

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

188.764 Advanced Environmental Management I 15 credits
R 188.763

188.765 Advanced Environmental Management II 15 credits
R 188.763

Elective courses

119.791 Special Topic 15 credits

119.792 Special Topic 15 credits

188.707 Environmental Management Principles and Practice 15 credits

188.708 Land System Change 15 credits

Options

Option A: Water

145.731 Applied Fluvial Geomorphology 15 credits
R 145.705

189.755 Soil and Water Pollution 30 credits
P 189.363

189.758 Advanced Soil Water Management 15 credits
P 189.252

196.712 Aquatic Ecology 30 credits
P 196.313 or 121.313

Option B: Land

189.753 Soil and Land Evaluation 30 credits
P 189.364

189.757 Advanced Soil Conservation 15 credits
P 189.252

196.713 Ecology 30 credits
P 196.3xx or 199.3xx

196.726 Plant Ecology 30 credits
P 196.316

233.701 Advanced Pedology 30 credits
P 189.364

233.710 Geology, Hazard & Society; Environmental Geology A 15 credits
P 121.310 or 121.311 R 233.756

233.711 Applied Environmental Geology; Environmental Geology B 15 credits
P 121.310 or 121.311 R 233.756

283.704 Urban and Farm Forestry 15 credits
P 283.101 or 283.321 or 283.311 or 284.322 R 284.721

Option C: Techniques and Tools

145.739 GIS Principles and Applications 30 credits
R 132.738

145.740 GIS Programming and Practice 30 credits
P 132.738 or 145.739 R 132.740

152.752 Project Management 30 credits

189.761 Applied Remote Sensing 30 credits

218.769 Energy-Efficient Building Design 15 credits
R 228.769

233.706 Environmental Geographical Information Systems 30 credits

233.707 Environmental Remote Sensing 30 credits

238.700 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Footprinting Principles 15 credits

238.710 Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Methods 15 credits
P 238.700 or 238.300

238.711 Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Case Studies 15 credits
P 238.700

238.712 Use of Life Cycle Assessment to Support Decision-Making 15 credits
P 238.700 C 238.700

238.751 Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emission Science 15 credits
P 189.362

247.790 Special Topic Applied Statistics 15 credits

247.791 Special Topic in Data Analysis 15 credits

Option D: Policy and Environmental Economics

132.735 Natural Resource Policy and Planning 30 credits

145.707 Economic Geography 30 credits

152.704 Business and Sustainability 30 credits
R 115.783

178.742 Environmental Economics for Non-Economists 15 credits
R 178.360 and 178.762

188.705 Environmental Policy 15 credits

228.740 Energy Policy 15 credits
R 142.740

228.748 Climate Change Science and Policy 15 credits
R 142.748

235.701 Māori Values and Resource Management 15 credits
R 188.704

235.707 Māori Natural Resource Policy 30 credits

Option E: Environment and Society

131.704 Sustainable Development 30 credits

132.751 Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities 30 credits

176.718 Environmental Sociology 30 credits

188.751 Advanced Zero Waste for Sustainability 30 credits

218.761 Design and Management of Healthy Buildings 15 credits
R 218.760

228.750 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development 15 credits
P 228.312 R 142.750

Part Two

Research Pathway (Between 90 and 120 credits from)

188.885 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits
P 188.763 or (188.764 and 188.765)

188.886 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
P 188.763 or (188.764 and 188.765) C 188.885

188.888 Thesis 90 credits

188.889 Thesis 120 credits

188.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

188.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 188.897

Applied Pathway (60 credits from)

188.863 Environmental Research and Data Analysis 60 credits
P 188.763 or (188.764 and 188.765)

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