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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Environmental Management
MEnvMgmt

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Environmental Management requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified;

and shall have been awarded or qualified for a:

(b) Relevant Bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification, having achieved a B grade average or higher, over the qualifying 300-level courses; or

(c) Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management with a grade average of B or higher (Applied Pathway) or B+ or higher (Research Pathway), or equivalent; or

(d) Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours), having achieved Second Class Honours Division II or higher (Applied Pathway) or Second Class Honours Division I or higher (Research Pathway), or an equivalent qualification.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Environmental Management shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising:

(a) completion of Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Degree;

(b) courses selected from the Schedule to the Degree;

and including:

(c) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule to the Degree;

(d) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, candidates admitted under Regulation 1(c) or (d) may apply for credit towards Part One of the qualification in accordance with the limits specified in the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations.

4. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, a candidate admitted to the Master of Environmental Management Research Pathway under Regulation 1(c) or (d) may be permitted to complete a programme comprising the 120 credit thesis course 188.889 or 188.897 and 188.898 and 60 credits from Part One, which must include 188.764 and 188.765.

5. Notwithstanding Regulations 2 and 3, and at the discretion of Academic Board, candidates may be required to complete one or more bridging courses, 188.707 and/or 188.708, should their entry qualification be deficient in important aspects of environmental science.

Specialisations

6. The Degree of Master of Environmental Management is awarded without specialisations.

Student Progression

7. For progression from Part One to Part Two (Research Pathway), candidates must have achieved a Grade Average of B+ or higher over the first 60 credits undertaken for Part One.

8. For Progression from Part One to Part Two (Applied Pathway), candidates must have achieved a Grade Average of B or higher over the first 120 credits undertaken for Part One.

9. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Environmental Management may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

Completion Requirements

10. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

11. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

12. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

13. Subject to any Maximum Time to Completion regulations and the Abandonment of Study provisions specified in the Part I regulations to the degree, candidates enrolled in the Master of Environmental Management prior to 1 January 2022 may substitute a course or courses already passed for a course or courses in Part One of the Schedule until 31 December 2025.

14. Candidates who commenced the Master of Environmental Management prior to 1 January 2022 may substitute 188.885 and 188.886 for 188.881 and 188.882, until 31 December 2024.

Schedule for the Master of Environmental Management

Part One

Core Courses

30 credits from

188.764 Advanced Environmental Management I 15 credits
R 188763

188.765 Advanced Environmental Management II 15 credits
R 188763

At least 60 credits from

176.718 Environmental Sociology 30 credits

178.742 Environmental Economics for Non-Economists 15 credits
R 178360 and 178762

188.705 Environmental Policy 15 credits

188.707 Environmental Management Principles and Practice 15 credits

188.708 Land System Change 15 credits

188.751 Advanced Zero Waste for Sustainability 30 credits

189.730 Sustainable Land and Water Management 15 credits

232.701 Conservation Biology 30 credits
R 196719

233.712 Environmental Geographic Information Systems 15 credits
R 233706

235.701 Māori Values and Resource Management 15 credits
R 188704

238.700 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Footprinting Principles 15 credits

Elective Courses (No more than 30 credits from)

119.710 Nutrient Management in Grazed Pasture Systems 30 credits

119.731 Topics in Agricultural Extension and Consultancy 15 credits
R 111755

119.752 Advanced Farm and Horticultural Management 15 credits
P 119381, 119382, 119358 R 111752, 119751

130.705 Emergency Management 30 credits

131.704 Sustainable Development 30 credits

132.735 Natural Resource Policy and Planning 30 credits

145.710 Consumption and Place 30 credits

145.739 GIS Principles and Applications 30 credits
R 132738

145.740 GIS Programming and Practice 30 credits
P 132738 or 145739 R 132740

152.704 Business and Sustainability 30 credits
R 115783

152.730 Advanced Contemporary Issues in Sustainability 30 credits

152.752 Project Management 30 credits

158.740 Location Systems: Spatial Databases, Tools and Applications 15 credits

158.741 Location Data: Mapping, Analysis and Visualisation 15 credits

175.729 Psychology and Culture 15 credits

175.733 Sustainable Livelihood 15 credits

178.719 Climate Change Economics and Policy 30 credits

189.731 Advanced Studies in Soil Science 15 credits

196.713 Ecology 30 credits
P 1963xx or 1993xx

218.769 Energy-Efficient Building Design 15 credits
R 228769

232.703 Wildlife Management 30 credits
C 232701 or 196713 R 199715

233.713 Environmental Remote Sensing 15 credits
R 233707

233.714 Advanced Geoscience Techniques 15 credits

233.715 Environmental and Geological Hazards 15 credits

Part Two

Research Pathway (Between 90 and 120 credits from)

188.881 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 (30 credits) 30 credits
R 188885, 188886

188.882 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 (60 credits) 60 credits
C 188881 R 188885, 188886

188.888 Thesis 90 credits

188.889 Thesis 120 credits

188.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

188.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 188897

Applied Pathway (60 credits from)

188.863 Environmental Research and Data Analysis 60 credits
P 188763 or (188764 and 188765)