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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 Environmental Management

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


1. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management requires that the candidate will:

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

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits at 700 level, comprising:

(a) courses selected from the Schedule to the Qualification;

and including:

(b) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule for the Qualification;

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

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, 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 undergraduate qualification be deficient in important aspects of environmental science.


4. The Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management is awarded without specialisation.

Completion Requirements

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

6. 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

7. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

8. Subject to any Maximum Time to Completion regulations and the Abandonment of Study provisions specified in the Part I regulations to the diploma, candidates enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management prior to 1 January 2022 may substitute a course or courses already passed for a course or courses in the Schedule until 31 December 2024.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management

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