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Postgraduate Diploma in Consumer and Applied Sciences (PGDipCApSc)

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Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme. For advice on alternative study options, please consult the relevant department and/or the Applied Science Programme Administrator: appsprogramme@otago.ac.nz.

Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Consumer and Applied Sciences (PGDipCapSc) is a one-year diploma, which builds on a BCApSc degree. The diploma can be awarded in any one of the following subjects, or in an approved combination of them: Clothing and Textile Sciences, Consumer Food Science, Design Studies, Human Nutrition, Human Services. The PGDipCApSc diploma usually encompasses papers and a research topic, and can be taken either full-time or part-time.

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme. For advice on alternative study options, please consult the relevant department and/or the Applied Science Programme Administrator: appsprogramme@otago.ac.nz.

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Subject Areas

Endorsements marked with an asterisk are available through Distance Learning.

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Programme Requirements

Postgraduate Diploma in Consumer and Applied Sciences (PGDipCApSc) in Clothing and Textile Sciences*

* No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme.

Papers

CLTE 480

Four of CLTE 451, CLTE 452, CLTE 453, CLTE 454, CLTE 455, CLTE 460

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Postgraduate Diploma in Consumer and Applied Sciences (PGDipCApSc) in Consumer Food Science*

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme. For advice on alternative study options, please consult the relevant department and/or the Applied Science Programme Administrator: appsprogramme@otago.ac.nz.

Papers
  • FOSC 480  Research Project

  • Five approved 400-level FOSC papers

    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 Consumer and Applied Sciences (PGDipCApSc) in Consumer Sciences*

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme. For advice on alternative study options, please consult the relevant department and/or the Applied Science Programme Administrator: appsprogramme@otago.ac.nz.

Papers
  • CNSC 480  Research Project

  • papers worth a total of at least 100 points selected from no more than two of the following groups:

    a)
    CLTE 451  Physical Properties of Clothing and Textiles
    CLTE 452  Social Aspects of Clothing and Textiles
    CLTE 453  Research Methods

    (b)
    DESI 419  Strategic Design
    DESI 429  Special Topic in Design Studies
    DESI 433  Interdisciplinary Design Studio
    DESI 436  Design Collaboration

    (c)
    FOSC 456  Consumer Research Methods
    FOSC 459  Selected Topics in Consumer Food Science
    FOSC 460  Cooperative Education Programme

    (d)
    NUTN 401  Principles of Human Nutrition
    NUTN 402  Nutrition and Health Promotion

    (NUTN 401 required if only one NUTN paper selected)

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Postgraduate Diploma in Consumer and Applied Sciences (PGDipCApSc) in Design Studies*

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme. For advice on alternative study options, please consult the relevant department and/or the Applied Science Programme Administrator: appsprogramme@otago.ac.nz.

Papers
  • DESI 419 Strategic Design

  • DESI 429 Special Topic in Design Studies

  • DESI 433 Interdisciplinary Design Studio

  • DESI 436 Design Collaboration

  • DESI 480 Research Project

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Postgraduate Diploma in Consumer and Applied Sciences (PGDipCApSc) in Human Nutrition*

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme. For advice on alternative study options, please consult the relevant department and/or the Applied Science Programme Administrator: appsprogramme@otago.ac.nz.

Papers

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Postgraduate Diploma in Consumer and Applied Sciences (PGDipCApSc) in Human Services*

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme. For advice on alternative study options, please consult the relevant department and/or the Applied Science Programme Administrator: appsprogramme@otago.ac.nz.

Papers
  • COMF 490* 

  • SOWK 401*

  • SOWK 402  Social Work for Children and Families: Advanced Practice

  • SOWK 403  Communities and Organisations - Advanced Practice

  • SOWK 404*

* These papers are no longer offered.

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Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Consumer and Applied Sciences (PGDipCApSc)

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

2 Subjects of Study

The diploma may be awarded in any one of the subjects listed above, or in an approved combination of the subjects listed above.

3 Structure of the Programme

(a) Every programme of study shall normally consist of four papers and a research project worth a total of 120 points in the subject concerned.

(b) With the permission of the Heads of 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.

8 Variations

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme. For advice on alternative study options, please consult the relevant department and/or the Applied Science Programme Administrator (appsprogramme@otago.ac.nz).

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