Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)

1.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
Admission
2.   Candidates for the Postgraduate Certificate must have
  (a)    qualified for a bachelors degree of the University of Waikato or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and have completed study at an advanced level in the subject to be taken for the Postgraduate Certificate, or
  (b)    demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Academic Board that they have adequate training, experience, and ability to proceed with the proposed programme, and
  (c)    satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in the subject being taken for the Postgraduate Certificate.
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 Postgraduate Certificate
4.   The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Postgraduate Certificate is one semester.
5.   Candidates must enrol in a Faculty and follow an approved programme of study.
6.   Candidates must gain 60 points at 500 level or above in one of the Postgraduate Certificate subjects.
7.   The Postgraduate Certificate subjects are
      Accounting (PGCert(Acc))
      Agribusiness (PGCert(AgBus))
      Anthropology (PGCert(Anth))
      Applied Linguistics (PGCert(AppLing))
      Biological Sciences (PGCert(BioSc))
      Chemistry (PGCert(Chem))
      Chinese (PGCert(Chin))
      Clinical Animal Behaviour (PGCert(ClinAniBehav))
      Computer Science (PGCert(CompSc))
      Counselling (PGCert(Couns))1
      Creative Practices (PGCert(CreatePrac))
      Creative Technologies (PGCert(CreateTech))
      Development Studies (PGCert(DevSt))
      Digital Business (PGCert(DigiB))
      Disability and Inclusion Studies (PGCert(DInS))
      Earth Sciences (PGCert(EarthSc))
      Ecology and Biodiversity (PGCert(Eco&Biod))
      Economics (PGCert(Econ))
      Education (PGCert(Ed))
      Education and Society (PGCert(EdSoc))
      Educational Leadership (PGCert(EdLeadership))
      Electronics (PGCert(Elec))
      Engineering (PGCert(Eng))
      English (PGCert(Engl))
      Environment and Society (PGCert(EnvSoc))
      Environmental Planning (PGCert(EnvPlan))
      Environmental Sciences (PGCert(EnvSci))
      Finance (PGCert(Fin))
      French (PGCert(Fren))
      Geography (PGCert(Geog))
      German (PGCert(Germ))1
      Health Development and Policy (PGCert(HealthDevPol))
      Health, Sport and Human Performance (PGCert(HSHP))
      History (PGCert(Hist))
      Human Development (PGCert(HumDev))
      Human Resource Management (PGCert(HRM))
      International Management (PGCert(IntMgt))
      International Relations and Security Studies (PGCert(IRSSt))
      Japanese (PGCert(Jap))
      Labour Studies (PGCert(LabSt))
      Law (PGCert(Law))
      Leadership Communication (PGCert(LComm))
      Management (PGCert(Mgt))
      Management and Sustainability (PGCert(MgtStn))
      Management Studies (PGCert(MgtSt))
      Management Systems (PGCert(MgtSys))
      Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori (PGCert(Tikanga))
      Māori Language/Te Reo Māori (PGCert(ReoMāori))
      Māori Media and Communication (PGCert(MāoriMedia))
      Marketing (PGCert(Mrkt))
      Materials and Processing (PGCert(Mat&Proc))
      Mathematics (PGCert(Math))
      Molecular and Cellular Biology (PGCert(Molec&CellBio))
      Music (PGCert(Mus))
      Philosophy (PGCert(Phil))
      Physics (PGCert(Phys))
      Political Science (PGCert(PolSc))
      Population Studies and Demography (PGCert(PopStud&Dem))
      Professional Writing (PGCert(ProfWrit))
      Psychology (PGCert(Psych))
      Public Policy (PGCert(PP))
      Public Relations (PGCert(PR))
      School Principalship (PGCert(SchPrinc))2
      Science, Technology and Environmental Education (PGCert(ScTechEnv))
      Screen and Media Studies (PGCert(SMSt))
      Second Language Teaching (PGCert(SLT))
      Social Policy (PGCert(SocPol))
      Sociology (PGCert(Socy))
      Statistics (PGCert(Stats))
      Strategic Management (PGCert(StratMgt))
      Tertiary Teaching and Learning (PGCert(TertiaryT&L))
      Theatre Studies (PGCert(TheatSt))
      Tourism and Hospitality Management (PGCert(THMgt))
      Women’s and Gender Studies (PGCert(WomGenSt))
8.   The Postgraduate Certificate awarded will be endorsed in the subject in which it is gained.
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 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 Certificate.
Variations
10.   The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
Notes:
1.   A Postgraduate Certificate is not offered in this subject in 2018.
2.   In addition to the admission requirements prescribed in section 2 of these regulations, candidates in this subject must meet additional criteria set out in Part 2 of the Criteria for Admission to Particular Qualifications.

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