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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 Resource and Environmental Planning
MRP

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 Master of Resource and Environmental Planning requires that the candidate will:

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

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree with at least a B grade average across the highest level courses, or equivalent; or

(c) have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning, with at least a B+ grade average across the highest level courses, or equivalent; or

(d) have been awarded or qualified for the Postgraduate Diploma in Planning with at least a B grade average (Professional Pathway) or a B+ grade average (Research Pathway), or equivalent.

2. In all cases, if English is not the applicant's first language and the admission qualification was not completed at a University where English is the medium of instruction, the applicant shall have achieved an IELTS of at least 7 with no band less than 6 within the preceding five years.

Qualification Requirements

3. Candidates for the Master of Resource and Environmental Planning shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 240 credits, comprising:

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

and including:

(b) the compulsory courses identified in the Schedule for the degree;

(c) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

4. Notwithstanding Regulation 3, the programme of study for candidates admitted under Regulation 1(c) will consist of at least 120 credits from courses listed in the Schedule, comprising:

(a) Part Two as detailed in the Schedule for the Qualification; and including:

(b) the 120 credit thesis 132.899, or 132.815 and 132.816.

5. Notwithstanding Regulation 3, the programme of study for candidates admitted under Regulation 1(d) will consist of at least 120 credits from courses listed in the Schedule to the degree, including:

(a) up to 60 credits from courses listed in the Part One schedule; and

(b) Part Two as detailed in the Schedule to the degree.

Specialisations

6. The degree of Master of Resource and Environmental Planning is awarded without specialisation.

Student Progression

7. For progression to Part Two in the Master of Resource and Environmental Planning (Professional Pathway), candidates must have achieved at least a B grade average in the courses completed in Part One.

8. For progression to Part Two in the Master of Resource and Environmental Planning (Research Pathway), candidates must have achieved at least a B+ grade average in the courses completed in Part One.

9. In cases of sufficient merit, the Master of Resource and Environmental Planning may be awarded with a class of Honours.

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 Planning should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

12. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

13. All candidates commencing study towards the Master of Resource and Environmental Planning on or after 1 January 2017 must satisfy the requirements specified in these regulations.

14. Candidates who commenced study towards the Master of Resource and Environmental Planning in 2016 or earlier, and who have completed at least 30 credits at the beginning of the 2017 academic year may be exempted from the grade average requirement for Admission under Regulation 1 and from the progression requirements specified under Regulation 7.

15. Candidates who commenced study towards the Master of Resource and Environmental Planning in 2016 or earlier, and who have completed at least 90 credits towards the degree at the beginning of the 2017 academic year may be granted a variation to the programme requirements in excess of the stated limits, until the 31 December 2018.

16. Candidates who commenced study towards the Master of Resource and Professional Planning in 2016 or earlier who were granted concession on the basis of a Postgraduate Diploma of Planning completed to the specified standard may complete under the concession regulations in place at the time they commenced study towards the degree until the 31 December 2020.

17. In all cases candidates must complete the qualification within the timeframes for completion as specified in the Completion Requirements.

18. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2020.

Schedule for the Master of Resource and Environmental Planning

Part One

Compulsory courses

132.731 Planning Law 30 credits

132.732 Planning Theory 30 credits

132.736 Professional Practice 30 credits

Elective courses

132.729 Mana Taiao: Advanced Māori Planning 30 credits

132.730 Policy Analysis and Evaluation Techniques 30 credits

132.734 Urban Planning and Development 30 credits

132.735 Natural Resource Policy and Planning 30 credits

132.741 Long-Term Community Planning 30 credits
R 132.737 (2008 only)

132.742 Planning History: From Town Planning to Resource Management 30 credits

132.751 Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities 30 credits

145.739 GIS Principles and Applications 30 credits
R 132.738

Part Two: Professional Pathway

132.890 Professional Inquiry in Planning 60 credits

Part Two: Research Pathway

Option One (At least 90 credits from)

132.893 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

132.894 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 132.893

132.897 Thesis 90 credits
P 132.804

Option Two (At least 120 credits from)

132.815 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
P 132.804

132.816 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
P 132.804 C 132.815

132.899 Thesis 120 credits
P 132.804

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