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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, Consumer 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 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; and

  • 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; and

  • 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)
    NUTX 401  Principles of Human Nutrition,
    NUTX 402  Nutrition and Health Promotion.

    (NUTX 401 required if only one NUTX 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  (this paper is no longer offered),

  • SOWK 401 (this paper is no longer offered),

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

  • SOWK 403  Communities and Organisations - Advanced Practice,

  • SOWK 404 (this paper is 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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