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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 Foundation Certificate in Academic English

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University.

Part II


1. Admission to the Foundation Certificate in Academic English requires that the candidate will have:

(a) met the University admission requirements as specified, except for the specified English language competency requirements; and

(b) achieved an IELTS of a least 5.0 across all bands or equivalent within the preceding year; and

(c) received an offer of place for a programme of study at Massey University which is conditional only on the achievement of the required level of English language competence.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Foundation Certificate in Academic English shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 72 credits from the schedule to the qualification.


3. The Foundation Certificate in Academic English is awarded without specialisation.

Completion Requirements

4. A candidate's programme of study may not exceed two academic years from date of first enrolment in a course to be credited to the Foundation Certificate in Academic English.

5. Candidates may be awarded the Certificate when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

6. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Foundation Certificate in Academic English

192.020 Academic Reading and Writing 1 18 credits

192.021 Language Skills for Academic Study 1 18 credits

192.022 Academic Reading and Writing II 18 credits
P 192.020

192.023 Language Skills for Academic Study II 18 credits
P 192.021

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