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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc)

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Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) is a two semester programme, which builds on an undergraduate Applied Science degree. It allows people who are currently working to undertake blocks of study - one block for the certificate, a second block to complete the diploma. Alternatively, students may wish to complete the 120 point programme in a continuous run.

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Contact details

Visit the Applied Sciences Programme website.

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Subject areas

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) may be awarded in any of the subjects listed below:

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Programme Requirements

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) in Applied Geology

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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) in Aquaculture and Fisheries

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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) in Clothing and Textile Sciences

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  • CLTE 480  Research Project; and

  • Four of
    CLTE 451  Physical Properties of Clothing and Textiles,
    CLTE 452  Social Aspects of Clothing and Textiles,
    CLTE 453  Research Methods,
    CLTE 454  Clothing, Materials and Workplace Injury,
    CLTE 455  Topic in Advanced Clothing and Textile Sciences,
    CLTE 460  Cooperative Education Programme; and

  • 24 further approved points

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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) in Computational Modelling

Papers
  • COMO 480  Computational Modelling Project; and

  • COMO 401  Modelling 2; and

  • Three 400-level COSC or MATH papers.

    Note: with approval from the Programme Director, other relevant 400-level papers may be substituted for COSC or MATH papers.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) in Computer Science

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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) in Consumer Food Science

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  • One of
    FOSC 480  Research Project,
    FOSC 490  Research Project,
    FOSC 495  Master's Thesis Preparation; and

  • Approved 400-level FOSC papers to a total of 120 points.

    Note: With approval from the Head of Department of Food Science one 400-level paper from another relevant subject may be substituted for one 400-level FOSC paper.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) in Design for Technology

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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) in Energy Management

Papers
  • EMAN 490  Dissertation: and

  • Three 400-level EMAN papers; and

  • One further 400-level paper approved by the Programme Director.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) in Environmental Management

Papers
  • GEOG 470  A Research Topic in Geography; and

  • GEOG 471  Environmental Impact Assessment; and

  • GEOG 472  Developments in Environmental Management; and

  • Two further approved 400-level papers.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) in Geographic Information Systems

Papers
  • SURV 590  Dissertation; and

  • Four of
    SURV 508  Spatial Databases,
    SURV 509  Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies,
    SURV 510  Management Issues in Geographic Information Systems,
    SURV 511  Spatial Analysis and Modelling,
    SURV 512  Geovisualisation and Cartography,
    SURV 513  Resource Mapping  and Image Processing,
    SURV 515  GIS Programming in Python.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) in Molecular Biotechnology

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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) in Software Engineering

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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) in Sport and Exercise Nutrition

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Either

  • HUNT 485  Research Project: and

  • HUNT 451  Nutritional Assessment; and

  • One of
    HUNT 452  Nutrition and Human Health,
    HUNT 453  Community and Public Health Nutrition; and

  • Two of
    PHSE 501  Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology,
    PHSE 527  Topics in Advanced Physical Education,
    PHSE 528  Topics in Advanced Physical Education; and

  • One of
    HASC 411  Research Design and Evaluation,
    HASC 413  Biostatistics,
    HASC 415  Regression Methods; Health Science Applications; and

  • APPS 499  Applied Science Work Experience.

    Or

  • HUNT 490  Research Project; and

  • HUNT 451  Nutritional Assessment; and

  • One of
    HUNT 452  Nutrition and Human Health,
    HUNT 453  Community and Public Health Nutrition; and

  • One of
    PHSE 501  Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology,
    PHSE 527  Topics in Advanced Physical Education,
    PHSE 528  Topics in Advanced Physical Education; and

  • One of
    HASC 411  Research Design and Evaluation,
    HASC 413  Biostatistics,
    HASC 415  Regression Methods; Health Science Applications; and

  • APPS 499  Applied Science Work Experience.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) in Telecommunications

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Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
    2. Every applicant must either
      1. be a graduate, or
      2. have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
    3. In considering an applicant’s qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant’s performance in the programme.

  2. Subjects of Study

    The diploma may be awarded in any one of the subjects for the degree of Master of Applied Science. With the approval  of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences), the diploma may be awarded in a subject not listed in Science Schedule D to a student who has withdrawn from a programme for a master’s degree.

  3. Structure of the Programme

    1. The programme of study
      1. shall consist of approved 400- and 500-level papers, to the value of 120 points, selected from the papers specified in Science Schedule D for the Master of Applied Science subject concerned.
      2. shall normally include papers from more than one subject.
      3. may, with the approval of the Head of Department or Course Director concerned, include papers worth up to 40 points from 400- and 500-level papers other than those specified in Science Schedule D.
    2. A candidate who has completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science shall be exempted from those papers in the programme for the diploma which have been previously passed for the certificate.

  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

    A candidate for the diploma shall normally follow a programme of study for not less than two semesters of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study.

  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.

  8. Variations

    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.

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