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The Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates Statute 2023

Under the provisions of section 284(d) of the Education and Training Act 2020, the Council of the University of Waikato makes the following statute:

  1. This statute may be cited as the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates Statute 2023.
  2. The Council has power to confer the following degrees:
          Bachelor of Arts (BA)
          Bachelor of Banking, Finance and Technology (BBFinTech)
          Bachelor of Business (BBus)
          Bachelor of Business Analysis (BBA)
          Bachelor of Business Analysis - Financial (BBA(Fin))1
          Bachelor of Business Analysis - Management Studies (BBA(MgtSt))1
          Bachelor of Climate Change (BCC)
          Bachelor of Communication (BC)
          Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS)1
          Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD)
          Bachelor of Computer Science (BCompSc)
          Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (BCMS)
          Bachelor of Design (BDes)
          Bachelor of Education (BEd)
          Bachelor of Electronic Commerce (BECom)1
          Bachelor of Engineering (BE)
          Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntre)1
          Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP)
          Bachelor of Global Studies (BGS)
          Bachelor of Health (BHealth)
          Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance (BHSHP)1
          Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
          Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLibS)1
          Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)
          Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development (BMPD)1
          Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies (BMCT)
          Bachelor of Music (BMus)
          Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs)
          Bachelor of Science (BSc)
          Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech))
          Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc)
          Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)1
          Bachelor of Sport and Human Performance (BSHP)
          Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg)
          Bachelor of Tourism (BTour)1
          Te Ara Poutama Toitū Te Reo (TTR)
          Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons))
          Bachelor of Business with Honours (BBus(Hons))
          Bachelor of Business Analysis with Honours (BBA(Hons))1
          Bachelor of Business Analysis with Honours - Financial (BBA(Hons)(Fin))1
          Bachelor of Communication Studies with Honours (BCS(Hons))
          Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design with Honours (BCGD(Hons))1
          Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with Honours (BCMS(Hons))
          Bachelor of Design with Honours (BDes(Hons))
          Bachelor of Education with Honours (BEd(Hons))1
          Bachelor of Electronic Commerce with Honours (BECom(Hons))1
          Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons))
          Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance with Honours (BHSHP(Hons))
          Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB(Hons))
          Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours (BMS(Hons))
          Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies with Honours (BMCT(Hons))
          Bachelor of Music with Honours (BMus(Hons))
          Bachelor of Nursing with Honours (BNurs(Hons))
          Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons))
          Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours (BSocSc(Hons))
          Bachelor of Teaching with Honours (BTchg(Hons))
          Bachelor of Tourism with Honours (BTour(Hons))1
          Magister Juris (MJur)
          Master of Applied Finance (MAppFin)
          Master of Applied Psychology (MAppPsy)
          Master of Arts (MA)
          Master of Arts (Applied) (MA(Applied))
          Master of Business Administration (MBA)
          Master of Business and Management (MBM)
          Master of Business and Management Specialised (MBMS)1
          Master of Clinical Animal Behaviour (MCAB)1
          Master of Computer Graphic Design (MCGD)1
          Master of Counselling (MCouns)
          Master of Cyber Security (MCS)
          Master of Design (MDes)
          Master of Digital Business (MDigiBus)
          Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies (MDInS)
          Master of Education (MEd)
          Master of Educational Leadership (MEdLeadership)
          Master of Educational Management (MEdM)
          Master of Engineering (ME)
          Master of Engineering Practice (MEngPrac)
          Master of Environment and Society(MEnvSoc)
          Master of Environmental Planning (MEP)
          Master of Environmental Sciences(MEnvSci)1
          Master of Health Science (MHSc)
          Master of Health, Sport and Human Performace (MHSHP)
          Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech)
          Master of Laws (LLM)
          Master of Laws in Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law (LLM(Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples))
          Master of Legal Studies (MLS)
          Master of Management (MMgmt)
          Master of Management Studies (MMS)
          Master of Māori and Indigenous Business (MMAIBus)1
          Master of Māori and Pacific Development (MMPD)1
          Master of Media and Creative Technologies (MMCT)
          Master of Midwifery Practice (MMidPrac)2
          Master of Music (MMus)
          Master of Nursing Practice (MNursPrac)
          Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
          Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcct)
          Master of Professional Management (MPM)1
          Master of Professional Practice in Behaviour Analysis (MPPBA)
          Master of Professional Writing (MPW)
          Master of Science (MSc)
          Master of Science (Research) (MSc(Research))
          Master of Science (Technology) (MSc(Tech))1
          Master of Security and Crime Science (MSCS)
          Master of Social Sciences (MSocSc)
          Master of Social Work (MSW)1
          Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn)
          Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL)
          Master of Technology in Innovation in Business (MTIB)
          Doctor of Education (EdD)
          Doctor of Health Science (DHSc)
          Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)
          Doctor of Laws (LLD)
          Doctor of Literature (DLit)
          Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
          Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
          Doctor of Science (DSc)
  3. The Council has power to award the following diplomas:
      Diploma in Engineering Management (DipEM)
      Diploma in Engineering Professional Practice (DipEPP)1
      Diploma in Law (DipLaw)
      Diploma in in Te Tohu Paetahi (DipTTP)
      International Diploma (IntDip)
      Diploma (Dip)
      Diploma in Postgraduate Preparation - Pre Masters (DipPP)
      Graduate Diploma (GradDip)
      Graduate Diploma in Teaching (GradDipTchg)
      Graduate Diploma of Teaching (GradDipT)1
      Te Ara Hou Te Ahikāroa (TA)
      Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)
      Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Graphic Design (PGDipCGD)1
      Postgraduate Diploma in Design (PGDipDes)
      Postgraduate Diploma of Health Science (PGDipHSc)
      Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGDipInfoTech)
      Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business (PGDipMAIBus)1
      Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology (PGDipPracPsych)
      Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Clinical) (PGDipPsych(Clin))
      Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Community) (PGDipPsych(Com))1
      Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (PGDipTchg)
      Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Innovation in Business (PGDipTIB)
  4. The Council has power to award the following certificates:
        Certificate of Attainment in Academic English (CertAttainAcadEng)
        Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CertAttainEngLang)
        Te Tîmatanga Hou (TTH)1
        Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies (CertAttainFoundSt)
        Certificate of University Preparation (CUP)
        Certificate (Cert)
        Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (CertHealthWellbeing)
        Certificate in STEM (CertSTEM)
        Certificate in Professional Engineering Practice (Cert(PEngPrac)
        Graduate Certificate (GradCert)
        Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics (GradCertBA)
        Graduate Certificate in Project Management (GradCertPM)
        Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)
        Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling (PGCertCouns)
        Postgraduate Certificate of Health Science (PGCertHSc)
        Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertInfoTech)
        Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Business (PGCertMAIBus)1
        Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (PGCertPA)
  5. The Council has power to confer the following honorary degree:
        Honorary Doctor of the University of Waikato (HonD)
  6. Of the degrees listed in clause 2, the following may be awarded with First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (first division) or Second Class Honours (second division):
        Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons))
        Bachelor of Business with Honours (BBus(Hons))
        Bachelor of Business Analysis with Honours (BBA(Hons))1
        Bachelor of Business Analysis with Honours - Financial (BBA(Hons)(Fin))1
        Bachelor of Communication Studies with Honours (BCS(Hons))
        Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design with Honours (BCGD(Hons))1
        Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with Honours (BCMS(Hons))
        Bachelor of Design with Honours (BDes(Hons))
        Bachelor of Electronic Commerce with Honours (BECom(Hons))1
        Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons))
        Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance with Honours (BHSHP(Hons))
        Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB(Hons))
        Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours (BMS(Hons))
        Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies with Honours (BMCT(Hons))
        Bachelor of Music with Honours (BMus(Hons))
        Bachelor of Nursing with Honours (BNurs(Hons))
        Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons))
        Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours (BSocSc(Hons))
        Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
        Bachelor of Teaching with Honours (BTchg(Hons))
        Bachelor of Tourism with Honours (BTour(Hons))1
        Majister Juris (MJus)
        Master of Applied Psychology (MAppPsy)
        Master of Arts (MA)
        Master of Arts (Applied) (MA(Applied))
        Master of Clinical Animal Behaviour (MCAB)1
        Master of Computer Graphic Design (MCGD)1
        Master of Counselling (MCouns)
        Master of Cyber Security (MCS)
        Master of Design (MDes)
        Master of Digital Business (MDigiBus)
        Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies (MDInS)
        Master of Education (MEd)
        Master of Educational Leadership (MEdLeadership)
        Master of Engineering (ME)
        Master of Environment and Society (MEnvSoc)
        Master of Environmental Sciences (MEnvSci)1
        Master of Health Science (MHSc)
        Master of Health, Sport and Human Performance (MHSHP)
        Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech)
        Master of Laws (LLM)
        Master of Laws in Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law (LLM(Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples))
        Master of Legal Studies (MLS)
        Master of Management Studies (MMS)
        Master of Māori and Pacific Development (MMPD)1
        Master of Media and Creative Technologies (MMCT)
        Master of Music (MMus)
        Master of Nursing Practice (MNursPrac)
        Master of Professional Management (MPM)1
        Master of Professional Writing (MPW)
        Master of Science (MSc)
        Master of Science (Research) (MSc(Research))
        Master of Science (Technology) (MSc(Tech))1
        Master of Security and Crime Science (MSCS)
        Master of Social Sciences (MSocSc)
        Master of Social Work (MSW)1
  7. Of the degrees listed in clause 2, the following may be awarded with Third Class Honours:
        Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons))
        Bachelor of Business with Honours (BBus(Hons))
        Bachelor of Business Analysis with Honours (BBA(Hons))1
        Bachelor of Business Analysis with Honours - Financial (BBA(Hons)(Fin))1
        Bachelor of Communication Studies with Honours (BCS(Hons))
        Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design with Honours (BCGD(Hons))1
        Bachelor of Design with Honours (BDes(Hons))
        Bachelor of Electronic Commerce with Honours (BECom(Hons)1
        Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)
        Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance with Honours (BHSHP(Hons))
        Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies with Honours (BMCT(Hons))
        Bachelor of Music with Honours (BMus(Hons))
        Bachelor of Nursing with Honours (BNurs(Hons))
        Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons))
        Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours (BSocSc(Hons))
        Bachelor of Teaching with Honours (BTchg(Hons))
        Bachelor of Tourism with Honours (BTour(Hons))1
  8. Of the degrees and diplomas listed in clauses 2 and 3, the following may be awarded with Distinction:
        Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)
        Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Graphic Design (PGDipCGD)1
        Postgraduate Diploma in Design (PGDipDes)
        Postgraduate Diploma of Health Science (PGDipHSc)
        Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGDipInfoTech)
        Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Studies (PGDipMAIBus)1
        Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Innovation in Business (PGDipTIB)
        Master of Applied Finace (MAppFin)
        Master of Business Administration (MBA)
        Master of Business and Management (MBM)
        Master of Business and Management Specialised (MBMS)1
        Master of Educational Management (MEdM)
        Master of Engineering Practice (MEngPrac)
        Master of Environmental Planning (MEP)
        Master of Management (MMgmt)
        Master of Māori and Indigenous Business (MMAIBus)1
        Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcct)
        Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn)
        Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL)
        Master of Technology Innovation in Business (MTIB)
  9. Of the degrees and diplomas listed in clauses 2 and 3, the following may be awarded with Merit:
        Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business (PGDipMAIBus)1
        Master of Engineering Practice (MEngPrac)
        Master of Māori and Indigenous Business (MMAIBus)1
        Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL)

    Notes:

    1. Qualification no longer available to new students.

    2. This qualification is subject to final approval.