|BA, BCS, BCGD, BCMS, BECom, BE,
BE(Hons), LLB, LLB(Hons), BLibS, BMS, BMS(Hons), BMPD, BMus, BSc,
BSc(Tech), BSocSc, BSpLS, BTchg, BTour|
|Delegation of Powers|
|The powers and authority of the Academic
Board referred to in these regulations have been delegated in certain
matters under the Delegation of Powers Statute 2005.|
||A paper is a segment
of work in a particular subject and is identified by means of a unique
code number. Papers are delivered through lectures, tutorials, practicals
and such other coursework as may be required by the department concerned. Qualifications
comprise a defined number of papers.
||A programme of study means
the selection of papers taken by a student in any one academic year
for a particular qualification.
Equivalent papers are
in effect the same papers, one of which was taught in the past with
a different paper code.
Restricted papers share
a significant amount of common content. Students may therefore receive
credit for only one of the papers listed. Restricted papers may
not be used to satisfy prerequisite or corequisite requirements.
||A prerequisite must
be passed before a student may enrol in the paper for which the
prerequisite is specified. (A paper for which a Restricted Pass
(RP) has been awarded will not be accepted as meeting the prerequisite
requirements for any other paper unless the Dean of the Faculty/School
in which the other paper is offered approves otherwise.)
Corequisites are pairs
or groups of papers which must be taken together.
Internal assessment includes
all or some of the following: essays, assignments and reports of
various kinds, practical work, work in tutorials and/or seminars
||A subject is a grouping
of papers with a common academic theme, defined in terms of the
listings under individual subject headings in the Calendar. A department
may offer more than one subject.
||A major subject means
the subject which a candidate has chosen to be the principal area
of study for the degree and which is selected from those subjects listed
in the relevant degree regulations as the major subjects for that
degree. A candidate is required to take a defined and substantial
number of papers in the major subject at a range of levels up to
and including Level 3 or Level 4.
||A supporting subject means
an additional subject to the major subject or a defined programme
of study as listed in the Calendar, which a candidate has chosen as
a supporting area of study for the degree.
||A full-time programme
is as determined within the Youth and Student Allowance Regulations,
namely a minimum of 0.8 EFTS (96 points). Students will be advised
of the EFTS value of their programmes of study at enrolment. Details
of the EFTS value of a particular programme of study may be obtained
after enrolment from the Student and Academic Services Division.
||In order to be eligible to be enrolled at the University
of Waikato, candidates must meet the requirements of Section 224
of the Education Amendment Act 1990.
||The criteria for admission to the University of Waikato
in a given year are determined by the Council.
||Enrolment in a programme of study or paper is subject
to the approval of the Academic Board by delegated authority of
the Council. Such approval will be determined on the basis of the
applicant’s academic background as well as staffing and space resources.
||The minimum requirements for the award of bachelors
degrees are defined in the relevant regulations. The Academic Board
may prescribe qualifying or additional papers which must be passed
by a candidate in addition to the minimum requirements, either prior
to or concurrently with the minimum requirements. Qualifying or
additional papers may be required if the student is considered by
the Academic Board to be inadequately prepared in a core subject
||The personal programme of study of every candidate is
subject to the approval of the Academic Board.
||Particular regulations governing bachelors degrees may
be varied or waived by approval of the Academic Board.
||The papers for bachelors degrees and their prescriptions
are defined in the University of Waikato Calendar. Before enrolling
for a paper, candidates must meet any requirements specified in
the relevant prescription unless approved otherwise by the relevant
chairperson of department or programme convenor and the Dean of the
Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled.
|Examinations and Assessment|
||The Assessment Regulations 2005 apply in these regulations.
||A dissertation must be presented in accordance with
the Dissertations and Theses Regulations 2005. The chief supervisor
will be required to certify that the dissertation embodies the candidate’s
own work carried out under the supervisor’s direct supervision.
|Minimum Time for Completion of
||Subject to the approval of the Academic Board, a candidate
may be permitted to complete the requirements of a degree in less
than the minimum period of enrolment prescribed in the relevant
regulations. Approval will depend on the student’s academic record
and on the availability of suitable teaching and supervision arrangements.
||A full-year paper has a workload equivalent to half
of its points value during each of the two semesters in which it
is taught. Unless the Academic Board approves otherwise
||no more than 120 points may
be taken in any one academic year (excluding Summer School)
||no more than the equivalent workload of 70 points may
be taken in any one semester
||no more than 40 points may be taken in any one Summer
|Credit - Transfer Credit and Cross
Transfer credit means
credit towards a University of Waikato qualification for papers
passed at another tertiary institution.
Cross credit means
credit towards a University of Waikato qualification for papers passed
towards another University of Waikato qualification.
||A student who has passed papers at an appropriate level
at the University of Waikato or another tertiary institution may
apply for credit in respect of those papers towards a University
of Waikato qualification.
||Applications for credit must be submitted on the prescribed
form, together with the prescribed fee, to the Director of Student
and Academic Services Division.
||Applications for credit from another institution must
be accompanied by a verified copy of an academic record. If the
original document is not in English, the academic record must be
accompanied by an official English translation of the record. The University
reserves the right to request an original copy of an academic record.
||The policy on the level and amount of credit which may
be awarded from a completed qualification is determined by the Academic
Board and is set out below:
||Credit from a completed qualification
will normally be limited to no more than one third of the completed
||Credit towards a University of Waikato qualification
from a completed qualification will normally be limited to no more
than one third of the University of Waikato qualification. For the
purposes of this regulation, one third of a bachelors degree is
considered to be 120 points at Levels 1 and 2, including a maximum
of 60 points at Level 2. Where appropriate, the Dean may, at his
or her discretion, permit 20 further points at Level 1 or Level
2 to be credited towards a four-year bachelors degree where the
Dean deems a paper to be relevant to the students’s programme of
||Credit is not normally available in respect of papers
taken towards a completed graduate or postgraduate qualification.
||No paper may count towards more than two qualifications.
||The decision to award credit in individual cases will
be made by the Dean of the Faculty or School of Studies concerned.
||In making decisions on credit, the Dean will consider
the relevance and level of the papers completed, the regulations
of the University of Waikato qualification concerned, and the credit
guidelines maintained by the Student and Academic Services Division.
||Applicants wishing to appeal Deans’ decisions on credit
may apply to Director of the Student and Academic Services Division.
||The consideration of an appeal will involve the Dean
concerned being requested to reconsider the decision. Further appeals
against the outcome of a reconsideration will be referred to the
Academic Programmes Committee for consideration on behalf of the
|Special Arrangements for Conjoint
Programmes with the School of Law|
||In addition to regulation 35 above and subject to the
approval of the respective Deans
||A student who has been credited
for the degree of Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Laws with Honours
with Law papers listed in Appendix A to these regulations shall
be entitled to be credited with up to 60 points from those papers
at the same level (provided that these credits do not result in
a candidate’s programme including papers which exceed the maximum number
of points permitted to be taken outside of that School) towards
the degrees of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science or Bachelor
of Social Sciences, where the respective Deans deem such a paper
to be relevant to the student’s programme of study.
||A student who has been credited for the degree of Bachelor
of Laws or Bachelor of Laws with Honours with one or more of the
Law papers in column one as set out in Appendix B to these regulations
may be credited with the corresponding paper (to a maximum of three)
in column two as set out in Appendix B to these regulations towards
the Bachelor of Management Studies degree.
||The credit arrangements under the provisions of this
regulation apply only where the degrees obtained are conferred concurrently.
|Change of Programme of Study|
||The Change of Enrolment Regulations 2003 apply in these
|Enrolment for More Than One Qualification|
||A student may not enrol in papers for more than two
distinct qualifications in any year, and may only enrol in papers
for a second qualification after first being credited with passes
in at least 90 points towards the first qualification. A candidate who
is enrolled in papers for two qualifications in any year may take
in that year no more than the maximum number of papers permitted
under the regulations of either qualification.
|Completion of Waikato Degrees at
Other New Zealand Universities|
||A student who has completed the major part of a degree
at the University of Waikato and then moved to another district
may in some cases complete the Waikato degree by taking the remaining
papers at another University in New Zealand. Prior approval in writing
of the specific papers must be obtained from the Director of the
Student and Academic Services Division of this University and the prescribed
charge paid. The student must advise the Registrar of the other University
of the purpose of the enrolment and the papers concerned must be
taken on a Certificate of Proficiency (COP) basis at that University.
The student’s academic record will not be transferred.
|Completion of Degrees of Other
New Zealand Universities at the University of Waikato|
||A student who has completed the major part of a degree
at another New Zealand University may in some cases be permitted
by that University to complete the degree by passing specified papers
at the University of Waikato. Any such approval must be given in
writing by the ‘home’ University and the student will take the papers
concerned on an Individual Paper Credit (IPC) basis at the University
of Waikato. The student’s academic record will not be transferred.
|LAWS201 Public Law A|
|LAWS202 Public Law B|
|LAWS401 The Law of Evidence|
|LAWS402 Civil Procedure|
|LAWS403 Crime, Criminology and the
Criminal Justice System|
|LAWS415 Transnational Business Law|
|LAWS426 Commercial Transactions|
|LAWS432 Natural Resources Law|
|LAWS433 Māori Resources Law|
|LAWS434 Environmental Law|
|LAWS435 Law and Information Technology|
|LAWS436 Legal Ethics|
|LAWS439 Law, Society and Domestic
|LAWS466 International Environmental
|LAWS468 Law of Intellectual Property|
|LAWS490 Directed Study 1 |
|LAWS104 Law and Societies|
|LAWS201 Public Law A|
|LAWS202 Public Law B|
||Where topic deemed appropriate
|Column One ||Column Two|
|LAWS305 Corporate Entities ||ACCT322 Law of Business Enterprises|
|LAWS424 Revenue Law ||ACCT351 Taxation|
|LAWS426 Commercial Transactions ||ACCT321 Commercial Law|