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The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) is a one-year programme which builds on an undergraduate applied science degree. The PGDipAppSc encompasses both papers and a research topic, and can be taken full-time or part-time. It provides entry to the Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) degree by thesis only.
A PGDipAppSci can be undertaken in any of the subjects available for the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) where the subject matter provides graduates with in-depth knowledge, information literacy and interdisciplinary perspective, skilled in the knowledge and application of scientific principles (e.g. observation, abstraction, logic, hypothesis, experimentation and peer critique), for the benefit of people and economies of New Zealand and the world.
Students wanting to undertake a one-year diploma should have a sound background at BAppSc level in whichever subject they choose to specialise.
- Applied Geology
- Aquaculture and Fisheries
- Clothing and Textile Sciences
- Computational Modelling
- Consumer Food Science
- Design for Technology
- Energy Management
- Environmental Management
- Food Innovation
- Forensic Analytical Science
- Geographic Information Systems
- Molecular Biotechnology
- Software Engineering
- Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) in Aquaculture and Fisheries
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) in Forensic Analytical Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc)
1 Admission to the Programme
(a) Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
(b) Every applicant shall either
(i) have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Applied Science, or
(ii) have been admitted with the status of one who is entitled to proceed to the diploma.
2 Subjects of Study
The diploma may be awarded in any one of the subjects, or in an approved combination of the subjects listed below.
3 Structure of the Programme
(a) Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for the subject concerned.
(b) With the permission of the Heads of the Departments concerned, a candidate may substitute a paper of another subject for one of the required papers.
(c) Any required research report must be submitted no later than 1 November.
4 Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions
Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites, and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).
5 Duration of the Programme
The programme may be taken by full-time candidates in one year, or by part-time candidates over more than one year. Any paper in which a candidate is enrolled in any year shall be examined in that year.
6 Level of Award of the Diploma
The diploma may be awarded with distinction or with credit.
7 Diploma in a Second Subject
A student who has obtained the diploma in one subject may become a candidate for the diploma in any other subject.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.
Note: The due date for applications for first enrolment in the programme is 10 December. Late applications will be considered.