[an error occurred while processing this directive] Master of Environmental Planning (MEP) Regulations: University of Waikato Calendar
The University of Waikato - Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato
2014 Calendar
Home Waikato Home > Calendar > 2014 Calendar > Qualification Regulations > Masters Degrees

Regulations for the Degree of Master of Environmental Planning (MEP)

1.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
Admission
2.   Candidates for the Degree must have
  (a)    qualified for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours of the University of Waikato in Resources and Environmental Planning or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, or
  (b)    qualified for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma of the University of Waikato in Environmental Planning or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, or
  (c)    in exceptional circumstances, qualified for the award of an approved qualification including, or together with, approved graduate papers in planning law and planning theory, and evidence of at least two years’ work experience in a field relevant to planning,
  and
  (d)    satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in Environmental Planning at levels considered appropriate by the Academic Board.
3.   In exceptional circumstances, based on academic merit and relevant experience, candidates who do not meet the requirements of section 2 of these regulations may be considered for admission subject to the completion of any qualifying papers the Academic Board may prescribe which must be completed either prior to or concurrently.
Requirements for the Degree
4.   The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree is one year. The requirements of the Degree must be completed within five consecutive years of first enrolling for the Degree.
5.   Candidates must enrol in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and follow an approved programme of study.
6.   Candidates must gain 120 points at 500 level or above, including two Practicum papers equivalent to 30 points each and a dissertation equivalent to 60 points, as prescribed for the Degree in the Environmental Planning entry in the University of Waikato Calendar.
7.   Candidates must enrol for and undertake the requirements of the Degree in accordance with the guidelines contained in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Graduate Handbook for the degree of Master of Environmental Planning.
8.   The procedures and criteria for assessing the personal and professional competencies central to the satisfactory completion of the Degree are prescribed in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Graduate Handbook for the degree of Master of Environmental Planning.
9.   If a candidate fails a paper or papers (worth not more than 30 points in total), he or she may repeat the paper or papers or take an alternative paper or papers with the same total points value on one occasion only. A candidate who fails a paper or papers worth more than 30 points in total will not be permitted to proceed with the Degree.
Award of Honours
10.   The Degree may be awarded with Distinction.
11.   Candidates who fail a paper will not be eligible for the award of honours.
Variations
12.   Candidates may replace the Practicum paper ENVP501 Environmental Planning: Practicum 1 (30 points) with an approved elective. Papers approved for the elective shall include any 500 level paper that, at the discretion of the Chairperson of Department or programme convenor, can be demonstrated to be relevant to planning.
13.   The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.

This page has been reformatted for printing.