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Limitations of Enrolment

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As per clause 10 of the Admission to University Statute 2011, the following programmes and papers have limitations on enrolment numbers for 2021 due to resource limitations. Such limitations have been approved by the University Council.


Paper, course or programme Maximum admitted
MANT 358  Indigenous Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Summer School) 35
MART 333  Creative Marketing Communication 72
TOUR 214  Introduction to Wine Business (Summer School) 72

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Health Sciences

Paper, course or programme Maximum admitted
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) 128 (68 international* - not all places may be allocated in the initial intake year)
Bachelor of Dental Technology (BDentTech) 30
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc) 60 (5 international*)
Bachelor of Medical Sciences with Honours (BMedSc(Hons)) 22
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) 302 (20 international*)
Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) 50
Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) 150 (20 international*)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPhty) 130 (10 international*)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours (BPhty(Hons)) 10
Bachelor of Radiation Therapy (BRT) 40
Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy (PGDipSurgAnat) 24
GENA 702  Sexual and Reproductive Health 20
GENA 713  Travel Medicine 1: Introductory Concepts 20
GENA 714  Travel Medicine 3: Applied Concepts 20
GENA 717  Generalist Medical Echocardiography 30
GENA 718  Generalist Medical Ultrasound 30
GENA 719  Tropical Infectious Disease 20
GENA 720  Refugee and Migrant Health 20
GENA 737  Obesity Prevention and Management 25
MSME 701  Clinical Diagnosis on‐campus course 12
MSME 709  Clinical Therapeutics on‐campus course 12
OBGY 712  Pre and Early Pregnancy Care 60
OBGY 713  Pregnancy Care in the Community 60
OBGY 715  Medical Gynaecology I 60
OBGY 716  Medical Gynaecology II 60
OBGY 717  Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinical Training 40
OBGY 718  Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residential Course 1 63
OBGY 719  Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residential Course 2 42
PRHC 702  Wilderness and Expedition Medicine 18
PSME 449  Introduction to Suicidology and Suicide Prevention 20

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Paper, course or programme Maximum admitted
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (second year) 230
Master of Planning (MPlan) 15
Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) 155
EDSU 106  Te Whiringa o Te Reo 30
EDSU 107  Tōku Ao, Tōku Tikanga, Tōku Oranga (Dunedin, not offered 2020) (Invercargill, offered in 2020) 30
EDSU 110  Children in Action 30 (Dunedin)
30 (Invercargill)
EDSU 111  Children, Science and Play 36 (Dunedin)
EDSU 113  Technology and Enterprise 30 (Dunedin
EDSU 115  Exploring the Visual Arts through Drawing and Painting 27 (Invercargill)
LAWS 464  Advocacy 12
LING 332/432  TESOL Practicum/ Second Language Practicum 24
THEA 152  Theatre Technology 25
THEA 241  Playwriting 40
THEA 253/353  Bicultural Theatre 28
THEA 256/356  Design for Theatre and Performance 30
THEA 257/357  Special Topic 50
THEA 341  Advanced Playwriting 30
THEA 351  Performing Shakespeare 18
THEA 352  Directing 18
THEA 354  Creating Theatre 18
THEA 451  Advanced Directing 18

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Paper, course or programme Maximum admitted
Bachelor of Surveying (BSurv) 70
Master of Dietetics (MDiet) 19 (1 international*)
Master of Wildlife Management (MWLM) / Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management (PGDipWLM) 14
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PGDipClPs) 10
Postgraduate Diploma in Science Communication (PGDipSciComm) endorsed in Science and Natural History Filmmaking 4
COMP 161  Computer Programming 25
GEOL 252  Field Studies and New Zealand Geology (includes Summer School) 65
NAUT 101  Nautical Studies 1 27
NEUR 301  Current Topics in Neuroscience 16
SURV 322  Hydrographic Surveying 30

*Specified for 2021 (all international available places) places within total limit.

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Selection for limited places

The main criteria for selection of students for available places in papers and programmes with limitations on enrolment shall be academic merit and suitability for the paper or programme. The following criteria have been deemed not to require special approval:

  1. Additional selection criteria and processes as outlined in programme regulations (which have previously been approved by Senate).
  2. Additional selection criteria falling under the standing approval provisions of clause 3(d) in the Limitation of Enrolment for Specific Papers and Programmes Procedure.
  3. Additional selection criteria which fall under suitability for the course, including:
    • Enrolment or intended enrolment in a type of programme where relevant (e.g. preference for students enrolled in a research programme for a limited Enrolment research methods paper)
    • Enrolment in specific relevant qualification(s) and/or major(s) (e.g. preference for Theatre Studies majors for a limited enrolment Theatre Studies paper)
    • Motivation and likelihood to pursue a career in a relevant profession for professional programmes
    • Additional skills relevant to success in a programme or paper (e.g. demonstrated poetry writing skills for a poetry writing paper).

Additional selection criteria for specific papers or programmes, as approved by the University Senate, are as follows:

OBGY 718 and 719 Timeliness of application (preference for earlier applications), in cases where academic merit and suitability for the course do not provide grounds for selecting between applicants
NAUT 101 Some positive weighting in selection for students who will not have the opportunity to do the paper in subsequent years, e.g. finalists
GENA 737 Selection to favour a mix of students from different health professions to support intended interprofessional teaching and learning outcomes

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