Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)

1.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
Admission
2.   Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma 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 Diploma, 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(s) being taken for the Postgraduate Diploma.
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 Diploma
4.   The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Postgraduate Diploma is one year.
5.   Candidates must enrol in a Faculty or School of Studies and follow an approved programme of study.
6.   Candidates must gain 120 points at 500 level or above in the Postgraduate Diploma subjects.
7.   Candidates must gain at least 90 points in one subject.
8.   The Postgraduate Diploma subjects are
      Accounting (PGDip(Acc))
      Agribusiness (PGDip(AgBus))
      Anthropology (PGDip(Anth))
      Applied Linguistics (PGDip(AppLing))
      Biological Sciences (PGDip(BioSc))
      Chemistry (PGDip(Chem))
      Chinese (PGDip(Chin))
      Computer Science (PGDip(CompSc))
      Counselling (PGDip(Couns))1
      Cyber Security (PGDip(CyberSec))
      Demography (PGDip(Dem))
      Disability and Inclusion Studies (PGDip(DInS))
      Earth Sciences (PGDip(EarthSc))
      Economics (PGDip(Econ))
      Education (PGDip(Ed))
      Education and Society (PGDip(EdSoc))
      Educational Leadership (PGDip(EdLeadership))
      Electronic Commerce (PGDip(ECom))
      Electronics (PGDip(Elec))
      Engineering (PGDip(Eng))
      English (PGDip(Engl))
      Entrepreneurship and Innovation (PGDip(Entre&Inn))
      Environment and Society(PGDip(EnvSoc))
      Environmental Planning (PGDip(EnvPlan))
      Environmental Sciences (PGDip(EnvSci))
      Finance (PGDip(Fin))
      French (PGDip(Fren))
      Geography (PGDip(Geog))
      German (PGDip(Germ))
      Health Development and Policy (PGDip(HealthDevPol))
      History (PGDip(Hist))
      Human Development (PGDip(HumDev))
      Human Resource Management (PGDip(HRM))
      International Management (PGDip(IntMgt))
      International Relations and Security Studies (PGDip(IRSSt))
      Interpreting and Translating Māori (PGDip(Int&Trans))2
      Japanese (PGDip(Jap))
      Labour Studies (PGDip(LabSt))
      Language and Literacy Education (PGDip(LangLitEd))
      Law (PGDip(Law))
      Leadership Communication (PGDip(LComm))
      Management (PGDip(Mgt))
      Management and Sustainability (PGDip(MgtStn))
      Management Studies (PGDip(MgtSt))
      Management Systems (PGDip(MgtSys))
      Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori (PGDip(Tikanga))
      Māori Language/Te Reo Māori (PGDip(ReoMāori))
      Māori Media and Communication (PGDip(MāoriMedia))
      Marketing (PGDip(Mrkt))
      Materials and Processing (PGDip(Mat&Proc))
      Mathematics (PGDip(Math))
      Mathematics Education (PGDip(MathEd))
      Music (PGDip(Mus))
      Philosophy (PGDip(Phil))
      Physics (PGDip(Phys))
      Political Science (PGDip(PolSc))
      Population Studies and Demography (PGDip(PopStud&Dem))
      Psychology (PGDip(Psych))
      Public Policy (PGDip(PP))
      Public Relations (PGDip(PR))
      Science Education (PGDip(ScEd))
      Science and Technology Education (PGDip(ScTechEd))
      Screen and Media Studies (PGDip(SMSt))
      Second Language Teaching (PGDip(SLT))
      Social Enterprise (PGDip(SocEnt))
      Social Policy (PGDip(SocPol))
      Sociology (PGDip(Socy))
      Sport, Health and Human Performance (PGDip(SHHP))
      Statistics (PGDip(Stats))
      Strategic Management (PGDip(StratMgt))
      Technology Education (PGDip(TechEd))
      Theatre Studies (PGDip(TheatSt))
      Tourism and Hospitality Management (PGDip(THMgt))
      Women’s and Gender Studies (PGDip(WomGenSt))
9.   Candidates enrolled in the Waikato Management School must submit a Portfolio of Achievement as prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.
10.   The Postgraduate Diploma awarded will be endorsed in the subject in which at least 90 points are gained.
11.   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 Diploma.
Award of Honours
12.   The Postgraduate Diploma may be awarded with Distinction.
Variations
13.   The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
Notes:
1.   A Postgraduate Diploma is not offered in this subject in 2017.
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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