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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 Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering
PGDipE

No new enrolments

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 Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) shall have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours or an equivalent qualification.

2. Notwithstanding Regulation 1, and at the discretion of Academic Board, candidates who have successfully completed 450 credits in the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours may be admitted into the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering provided:

(a) the candidate's previous work within the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours is of a satisfactory standard; and

(b) the candidate enrols for the remaining course(s) for the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in the first year of enrolment in the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering.

(c) Should the candidate not pass the remaining course(s) for the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in the first year of enrolment in the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering, the Postgraduate Diploma will not be awarded and/or continuation of enrolment in the Postgraduate Diploma shall be suspended until the requirements of the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours have been met.

Qualification Requirements

3. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) at least 120 credits at 700 level or above from the Schedules A and B for the Qualification.

and including:

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

Specialisations

4. The Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering may be completed with or without an endorsement.

5. Candidates may complete an endorsement by completing at least 45 credits in an endorsement from Schedule A for the Qualification.

6. Approved endorsements are Electronics and Computer Engineering, Energy Management, Engineering and Innovation Management, Mechatronics, Packaging Technology, and Renewable Energy Systems.

Student Progression

7. In cases of sufficient merit, the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering may be awarded with distinction or merit, provided that the diploma has been completed within one year of first enrolling for full-time study, or within three years of first enrolling for part-time study.

Completion Requirements

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

9. 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 Certificate in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

10. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering

Schedule A: Endorsements

Electronics and Computer Engineering (45 credits)

45 credits from

281.755 Digital Signal Processing 15 credits
P 281272 R 124344, 143333, 281333

281.756 Image and Video Processing 15 credits
P 281272 R 281473

281.776 Advanced Communication Engineering 15 credits
P 281374 or 158235

281.785 Advanced Computer Engineering 15 credits
P 281384 R 143474, 281474

281.786 Advanced Micro- and Nano-electronics 15 credits
P 281281 R 124345, 143457, 281457

Energy Management (45 credits)

45 credits from

218.769 Energy-Efficient Building Design 15 credits
R 228769

228.740 Energy Policy 15 credits
R 142740

228.741 Energy Systems 15 credits
P 228743 or 228769 or 280271

228.742 Energy Economics 15 credits
R 142742

228.743 Energy Management 15 credits
P 228741 or 228769 or 280271 R 142743

228.748 Climate Change Science and Policy 15 credits
R 142748

228.755 Sustainable Energy Systems and Society 15 credits

228.756 Energy Efficiency (Systems Analysis and Auditing) 15 credits
R 142756

228.757 Energy Efficiency (Industrial and Commercial Technology) 15 credits
P 142756 or 228756 R 142757

228.766 Integrated Energy Resource Planning 15 credits
P 142740 or 142741 or 228740 or 228741 R 142766

228.767 Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Analysis 15 credits
P 142748 or 228748 R 142767

Engineering and Innovation Management (45 credits)

No new enrolments

45 credits from

287.706 New Product Development Practices 15 credits
P 228311 or 228312

287.740 Innovation Management 15 credits
P 228311 or 228312 R 287703

287.741 Quality System Development and Management 15 credits
R 287730

287.742 Business Process Improvement 15 credits
P 228371 R 287730

287.743 Lean Operations 15 credits
P 228311 or 228312 R 143331, 143343, 287343

287.744 Advanced Manufacturing Strategies 15 credits
P 228311 or 228312 R 287463

Mechatronics (45 credits)

45 credits from

282.758 Simulation, Modelling and Optimisation 15 credits
R 143458, 282458

282.762 Robotics and Automation 15 credits
P 281384, 282372 R 143462, 282462

282.772 Industrial Systems Design and Integration 15 credits
P 159270, 282371, 282372 R 143472, 282472

282.778 Mechatronics 15 credits
P 281353, 282371 R 143478, 282478

Packaging Technology (45 credits)

45 credits from

228.733 Packaging Technology II 15 credits

228.734 Packaging Design Technology 15 credits
R 183748

228.735 Packaging Technology III 15 credits
R 183749

228.736 Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Packaging 15 credits
R 183760

228.737 Packaging Materials I 15 credits
R 183719

228.738 Packaging Materials II 15 credits
R 183719

Renewable Energy Systems (45 credits)

45 credits from

228.740 Energy Policy 15 credits
R 142740

228.741 Energy Systems 15 credits
P 228743 or 228769 or 280271

228.742 Energy Economics 15 credits
R 142742

228.743 Energy Management 15 credits
P 228741 or 228769 or 280271 R 142743

228.744 Case Studies of Renewable Energy Systems 15 credits
R 142744

228.745 Renewable Energy Conversion Devices 15 credits
R 142745

228.746 Renewable Energy Resources 15 credits
R 142746

228.747 Renewable Energy Systems Design 15 credits
C 228745 R 142747

228.748 Climate Change Science and Policy 15 credits
R 142748

228.750 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development 15 credits
P 228312 R 142750

228.755 Sustainable Energy Systems and Society 15 credits

228.767 Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Analysis 15 credits
P 142748 or 228748 R 142767

Schedule B: Elective courses

119.728 Research Methods in Animal, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences 15 credits
R 119729, 162760, 162761, 162762

141.708 Food Packaging, Preservation and Storage 15 credits
P 280201, 141311

228.797 Research Methods in Engineering and Technology 15 credits
R 228340

280.760 Industrial Refrigeration 15 credits
R 142760

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

188.764 Advanced Environmental Management I 15 credits
R 188763

188.765 Advanced Environmental Management II 15 credits
R 188763

Elective courses

119.791 Special Topic 15 credits

119.792 Special Topic 15 credits

188.707 Environmental Management Principles and Practice 15 credits

188.708 Land System Change 15 credits

Options

Option A: Water

145.731 Applied Fluvial Geomorphology 15 credits
R 145705

189.755 Soil and Water Pollution 30 credits
P 189363

189.758 Advanced Soil Water Management 15 credits
P 189252

196.712 Aquatic Ecology 30 credits
P 196313 or 121313

Option B: Land

189.753 Soil and Land Evaluation 30 credits
P 189364

189.757 Advanced Soil Conservation 15 credits
P 189252

196.713 Ecology 30 credits
P 1963xx or 1993xx

196.726 Plant Ecology 30 credits
P 196316

233.701 Advanced Pedology 30 credits
P 189364

233.710 Geology, Hazard & Society; Environmental Geology A 15 credits
P 121310 or 121311 R 233756

233.711 Applied Environmental Geology; Environmental Geology B 15 credits
P 121310 or 121311 R 233756

Option C: Techniques and Tools

145.739 GIS Principles and Applications 30 credits
R 132738

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

152.752 Project Management 30 credits

189.761 Applied Remote Sensing 30 credits

218.769 Energy-Efficient Building Design 15 credits
R 228769

233.706 Environmental Geographical Information Systems 30 credits

233.707 Environmental Remote Sensing 30 credits

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

238.710 Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Methods 15 credits
P 238700 or 238300

238.711 Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Case Studies 15 credits
P 238700

238.712 Use of Life Cycle Assessment to Support Decision-Making 15 credits
P 238700 C 238700

238.751 Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emission Science 15 credits
P 189362

247.790 Special Topic Applied Statistics 15 credits

247.791 Special Topic in Data Analysis 15 credits

Option D: Policy and Environmental Economics

132.735 Natural Resource Policy and Planning 30 credits

145.707 Economic Geography 30 credits

152.704 Business and Sustainability 30 credits
R 115783

188.705 Environmental Policy 15 credits

228.740 Energy Policy 15 credits
R 142740

228.748 Climate Change Science and Policy 15 credits
R 142748

235.701 Māori Values and Resource Management 15 credits
R 188704

235.707 Māori Natural Resource Policy 30 credits

Option E: Environment and Society

131.704 Sustainable Development 30 credits

132.751 Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities 30 credits

176.718 Environmental Sociology 30 credits

188.751 Advanced Zero Waste for Sustainability 30 credits

218.761 Design and Management of Healthy Buildings 15 credits
R 218760

228.750 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development 15 credits
P 228312 R 142750