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					Kia	ora	and	Welcome	to	the		
University	of	Canterbury	in	2011
                                                      We work in partnership with the University of
                                                      Canterbury Students’ Association to ensure
                                                      our support services are the kinds of services        Contents
                                                      students want and need, not what we think is
                                                      wanted and needed.                                    3	 	 Enrolment	at	UC
                                                      University years are a time of hard work. But they
                                                      are also a time of enormous personal growth           43	 	 Undergraduate	
                                                      through new pursuits and the development of                 qualifications
                                                      lifelong friendships.
                                                                                                            	    	 44	 Course	planning
                                                      Student life is not limited to lecture rooms and
                                                      laboratories. Our Christchurch-based students         	    	 46	 Lecture	and	laboratory	planners
                                                      enjoy living in a modern city with all the cultural   	    	 46	 How	to	read	a	degree	course	list
                                                      and social opportunities that brings. They also       	    	 149	 Preparatory	qualifications
                                                      enjoy the benefits of having New Zealand’s great
                                                      outdoors on their doorstep.
                                                                                                            	151	 Postgraduate	and	graduate	
                                                      If you require any further information please
                                                      contact us on 0800 VARSITY (827 748).
                                                                                                                  qualifications
                                                      We look forward to seeing you in 2011 and wish        	201	 Course	Catalogue
                                                      you all the best for your studies.
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                                                                                                                        entry
It gives me very great pleasure to                                                                          	    	 203	 Course	Catalogue
welcome you to the University of
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Canterbury.
                                                      Dr Rod Carr
                                                      Vice-Chancellor
If you are new to UC, I am delighted that you         University of Canterbury
have sought a higher education and that you are
doing so with us.
If you are returning, welcome back. Your
commitment to UC reciprocates the University’s
commitment to helping you realize your full
potential and be the best you can possibly be.
You have chosen to study at an institution
that is passionate about education, proud of
its heritage, and relevant in the 21st century.
You will find campus life vibrant, supportive,
and inspiring. And by the end of your studies
you will be equipped to play your part in the
advancement of the societies you choose to be
a part of. You will be part of our vision of people
prepared to make a difference.
As UC progresses towards its 150th anniversary,
we are giving significant thought to its future
greatness.
The achievements of our students and graduates
are and will continue to be an important element
of the University’s national and international
reputation. We do not take that for granted. We                                                             Published September 2010 by the Communications
pledge to make best use of the resources we                                                                 Team, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800,
have to support you during your time with us.                                                               Christchurch 8140, New Zealand.
                                                                                                            The information in the Enrolment Handbook is provided
                                                                                                            as a guide for the purposes of enrolment at the
                                                                                                            University of Canterbury. Every effort is made to ensure
                                                                                                            that information is correct at the time of publication.
                                                                                                            For the University’s official regulations and policies
                                                                                                            refer to the UC Calendar, available online at
                                                                                                            www.canterbury.ac.nz/publications/calendar.shtml
                  Academic	year	2010/11

                      Note: College of Education dates may differ from those listed.


                  2010
Enrolment at UC




                  November
                  15           2010/11 Summer Programme starts for 10SU2 courses


                  2011	
                  January                                                              August
                  5            2011 Summer Programme starts for 11SU1 courses          19      Lectures end for mid-semester break
                                                                                       22      Mid-semester break starts
                  February
                  12–13        Summer School examinations                              September
                  21           Semester 1 begins and lectures start                    5       Lectures resume for Semester 2 courses

                  April                                                                October
                  8            Lectures end for mid-semester break                     14      Lectures end for Semester 2 courses
                  11–29        Mid-semester break                                      17–21   Study break
                  19           Graduation ceremony                                     24      Labour Day – University closed
                  21           Graduation ceremony                                     25      Examinations begin
                  22–26        Easter – University closed
                  25           ANZAC Day                                               November
                                                                                       10      Examinations end and Semester 2 ends
                  May                                                                  11      Canterbury Show Day – University closed
                  2            Lectures resume for Semester 1 courses                  14      2011/12 Summer Programme starts for 11SU2 courses

                  June                                                                 December
                  3            Lectures end for Semester 1 courses                     2       Examination results released (to be confirmed)
                  6            Queen’s Birthday – University closed                    8       Graduation ceremony (Rotorua)
                  6–10         Study break                                             14      Graduation ceremony
                  13–25        Mid-year examinations and tests                         16      Graduation ceremony
                  27           Mid-year break starts

                  July
                  11           Semester 2 begins and lectures start




                  2             UC Enrolment Handbook 2011
Enrolment	at	UC

4    Enrolment dates 2010/11
5    Key course dates
6    Enrolment advice
7    Course advice
8    Check your eligibility
11   Choose your programme and courses
12   Make a special application
16   Apply to enrol
19   Complete your enrolment
20   Pay your fees
28   Change of enrolment
30   Start at UC
32   Information related to courses and assessment
37   Glossary
40   Qualification codes




                                            UC Enrolment Handbook 2011   3
                  Enrolment	dates	2010/11

                                                                                                     Special application dates
                      Application to Enrol (ATE)
                                                                                                     College of Education
                      5 October 2010            Applications open for:
Enrolment at UC




                                                2010/11 Summer Programme                             2 August 2010            Initial Teacher Education and Sport Coaching
                                                2011 degree, diploma and certificate courses                                  Applications for Programme Entry open

                      For more information on 2010/11 Summer Programme enrolment go to               College of Education Applications for Programme Entry close three weeks prior
                      www.summer.canterbury.ac.nz                                                    to the official course start date (January, February or July 2011).
                                                                                                     Other programmes – see pages 12–15
                      Last dates to Apply to Enrol                                                   See pages 12–15 for a list of due dates for other programmes which require a
                      Domestic undergraduate first-year students:          10 December 2010          special application (in addition to the standard Application to Enrol) and/or are
                      Excludes College of Education first-year students, who must Apply for          limited entry.
                      Programme Entry 3 weeks prior to the official course start date and then
                      Apply to Enrol no later than 7 days prior to the officlal course start date.   Limited entry courses and programmes
                      Note: A domestic undergraduate first-year student is defined as a              Due date for submission of an Application to Enrol (note some courses may
                      domestic student who has never enrolled at UC before and includes              require an earlier special application – see pages 12–15):
                      domestic students transferring from other institutions.
                      Advancing domestic students:         7 days prior to the official course
                                                                                                     10 November 2010         Child and Family Psychology (CFPY) programmes
                                                           start date (refer to page 5).             6 December 2010          First Professional Year Engineering programmes
                      All international students:          7 days prior to the official course       8 December 2010          200-level LAWS courses, LAWS 359
                                                           start date (refer to page 5).             10 December 2010         Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy
                      The closing dates above are final dates. All students must submit their                                 (first enrolment at UC only)
                      Application to Enrol no later than the dates above. Late applications          11 January 2011          Limited entry courses offered in Semester 1
                      will be declined. Students may appeal a declined Application to Enrol
                                                                                                     14 February 2011         MUSI 127; PSYC 345, 346, 404, 428, 433, 470, 475;
                      by writing to the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Academic).
                                                                                                                              Audiology, Applied Psychology, Clinical Psychology
                      Students should also check pages 12–15 of this handbook for courses and                                 and Business Management programmes
                      programmes with special application dates.
                                                                                                     1 July 2011              Limited entry courses offered in Semester 2
                                                                                                     5 July 2011              SOIL 203
                  International enrolment completion (on campus)                                     For due dates for limited entry courses refer to pages 12–15.
                  16–18 February 2011        On-campus enrolment for 2011 Whole Year (W),
                                             Semester 1 (S1) and Semester 2 (S2) courses             PhD students
                  On-campus enrolment for international students in all other courses will           First enrolment
                  be the Thursday prior to the first official course start date
                  (see page 5 and page 17).                                                          New PhD students can enrol at any time (subject to approval by the department
                                                                                                     and Dean of Postgraduate Studies). PhD students should submit an application
                                                                                                     on the form available from Level 5, Registry or from www.canterbury.ac.nz/
                  Other programme enrolment in person dates                                          enrol/postgrad/phd.shtml
                  Certificate in Foundation Studies                                                  Re-enrolment
                  18 February 2011           First intake (B1)                                       PhD students will be re-enrolled on their enrolment anniversary date. Re-
                  17 June 2011               Second intake (B2)                                      enrolment information will be emailed to students six weeks prior to their
                                                                                                     anniversary date.
                  14 October 2011            Third intake (B3)
                  Refer to page 5 for key course dates.                                              Quarterly enrolment/fees
                  Certificate in English for Tertiary Studies (CertETS)                              (PhD thesis students only)
                  18 February 2011           First intake (B1)                                       Students who will complete the minimum required period of enrolment and
                                                                                                     are intending to submit their PhD thesis within three, six or nine months may
                  17 June 2011               Second intake (B2)
                                                                                                     request enrolment for Quarterly Fees (three, six or nine months from their
                  14 October 2011            Third intake (B3)                                       enrolment anniversary date). A letter from the Supervisor of Studies confirming
                  Refer to page 5 for key course dates.                                              the student’s expected date of submission will be required. This option is only
                                                                                                     available once, so if students fail to submit within the three, six or nine months
                                                                                                     (whichever quarterly option has been approved) they will be invoiced for the
                                                                                                     remaining months’ balance of the year.




                  4          UC Enrolment Handbook 2011
Key	course	dates
Application	to	Enrol	dates	
Official	course	start	and	end	dates	
Refund	and	withdrawal	dates
Last date for all domestic undergraduate first-year students to Apply to Enrol (ATE): 10 December 2010
Note: A domestic first-year student is defined as a domestic student who has never enrolled at UC before and includes domestic students transferring from other institutions.




                                                                                                                                                                                                            Enrolment at UC
All dates are 2011 unless otherwise noted.

                                             Last date to
                                             Apply to Enrol (ATE) for
                                             first-year College of           Official course start date                                    Final date to complete
                                             Education, advancing            and last date to accept                                       change of enrolment to
 Semester                                    domestic and all                the Enrolment Offer                                           add or to withdraw with a         Final date to withdraw
 Indicator    Semester Description           International students*         (ENR status)*                  Official course finish date    full tuition fee refund           (no refund)
 S1           Semester One                   14 February                     21 February                    26 June                        4 March                           30 April

 S2           Semester Two                   4 July                          11 July                        13 November                    22 July                           31 August

 W            Whole Year                     14 February                     21 February                    13 November                    4 March                           30 June

 CY           Cross Year                     4 July                          11 July                        1 July 2012                    22 July                           21 August

 B1           Bridging One                   14 February                     21 February                    29 May                         4 March                           3 April

 B2           Bridging Two                   13 June                         20 June                        25 September                   1 July                            31 July

 B3           Bridging Three                 10 October                      17 October                     29 January 2012                28 October                        27 November

 FY           Full Year                      14 February                     21 February                    19 February 2012               4 March                           3 April

 M1           MBA One                        7 February                      14 February                    10 April                       25 February                       25 March

 M2           MBA Two                        27 April                        2 May                          26 June                        13 May                            10 June

 M3           MBA Three                      4 July                          11 July                        4 September                    22 July                           19 August

 M4           MBA Four                       12 September                    19 September                   13 November                    30 September                      28 October

 YC           Full Year C                    31 January                      7 February                     4 December                     18 February                       20 March

 YC1          Year C First Half              31 January                      7 February                     17 July                        18 February                       20 March

 YC2          Year C Second Half             25 July                         1 August                       4 December                     12 August                         11 September

 YD           Full Year D                    14 February                     21 February                    27 November                    4 March                           3 April

 YD1          Year D First Half              14 February                     21 February                    17 July                        4 March                           3 April

 YD2          Year D Second Half             25 July                         1 August                       27 November                    12 August                         11 September

*The closing dates are final dates. Late applications will be declined. Students may appeal a declined application by writing to the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Academic).
Notes: These important dates were accurate as at 1 August 2010. Any changes will be updated on www.canterbury.ac.nz/enrol/dates.shtml.
Some programmes have special application dates – check pages 12–15 of this handbook.

Field	trips	and	teaching	practices
There is no provision to withdraw (with or without refund) from a teaching practice or field trip once the course has commenced, regardless of the semester indicator.

Summer	courses	and	other	semester	indicators
The following semesters start and finish on various dates. The last date to accept the Enrolment Offer and become ENR status without incurring a late enrolment fee
for the semester indicators listed below is the official course start date. Refer to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses for dates.

                                               Last date to
                                               Apply to Enrol (ATE) for
                                               first-year College of
                                               Education, advancing
 Semester                                      domestic and all             Final date to complete change of enrolment to add or           Final date to withdraw
 Indicator    Semester Description             International students*      to withdraw with a full tuition fee refund                     (no refund)

 SU1          Summer (Jan 2011 start)          One week prior to the        < 6 weeks: 1st Friday after the official course start date     < 6 weeks: 1st Friday after the official course start date
                                               official course start date   > 6 weeks: 2nd Friday after the official course start date     > 6 weeks: 6 weeks after the official course start date
 SU2          Summer (Nov 2010 start)

 T1           Term One

 T2           Term Two

 T3           Term Three                                                    < 6 weeks: 1st Friday after the official course start date     < 6 weeks: 1st Friday after the official course start date
                                               One week prior to the
 T4           Term Four                        official course start date   > 6 weeks: 2nd Friday after the official course start date     > 6 weeks: 6 weeks after the official course start date

 X            General non-calendar-based

 A            Any Time Start

*The closing dates are final dates. Late applications will be declined. Students may appeal a declined application by writing to the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Academic).
Key: ‘> 6 weeks’ refers to courses of six or more weeks duration; ‘< 6 weeks’ refers to courses of less than six weeks duration.


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                  Enrolment	advice

                  Admissions and Enrolment                        Canterbury Card
                                                                  Peter Street, Supervisor
                                                                                                                  Other	contacts
                  and the Contact Centre are the                  Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 8158              Admission with international qualifications/
                                                                                                                  university foundation certificates
Enrolment at UC




                  starting point for any questions                Email: peter.street@canterbury.ac.nz
                                                                                                                  Telephone: +64 3 364 2459
                  about enrolment, course changes,                Contact Centre                                  Facsimile: +64 3 364 2171
                                                                  Marcus Cullen, Supervisor                       Email: international@canterbury.ac.nz
                  examinations, fees and any other                Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 4651              www.canterbury.ac.nz/intstud/admiss
                  queries about the enrolment                     Email: marcus.cullen@canterbury.ac.nz
                                                                                                                  Student Exchange Programmes
                  process.                                        Student Records, Examinations,                  Telephone: +64 3 364 2905
                                                                  Graduation and Scholarships                     Email: intladmin@canterbury.ac.nz
                  General Information and Application to Enrol    Student Service Centre                          www.canterbury.ac.nz/intstud/exchange
                  Telephone: +64 3 364 2555 (Christchurch area/   Manager
                  overseas) or Freephone in NZ: 0800 VARSITY      Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 6966              Disability Resource Service
                  (0800 827 748 – within New Zealand)                                                             Ground Floor
                                                                  Examinations                                    East side of James Hight building
                  Email: enrol@canterbury.ac.nz
                                                                  Barbara Albertson                               Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 4901
                  www.canterbury.ac.nz/enrol
                                                                  Chief Supervisor of Examinations                Email: disabilities@canterbury.ac.nz
                  Marcus Jamieson                                 Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 6997              www.canterbury.ac.nz/disability
                  Senior Advisor, Admissions and Enrolment        Email: barbara.albertson@canterbury.ac.nz
                  Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 8928
                  Email: marcus.jamieson@canterbury.ac.nz         Postgraduate Office
                                                                  Sonia-Ingrid Marshall
                  Eileen Shewan (Postgraduate Enrolment)          Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 8978
                  Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 8931              Email: sonia-ingrid.marshall@canterbury.ac.nz
                  Email: eileen.shewan@canterbury.ac.nz
                                                                  Graduation
                  Margaret Ingram (Education)                     Rachel Brittan
                  Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 4106              Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 4112
                  Email: margaret.ingram@canterbury.ac.nz         Email: rachel.brittan@canterbury.ac.nz
                  Trish Laurenson (Education)                     Karen Reynolds
                  Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 4108              Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 8981
                  Email: trish.laurenson@canterbury.ac.nz         Email: karen.reynolds@canterbury.ac.nz
                  Jaana Latokartano (US Federal Aid/Insurance)    Carolyn Stewart
                  Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 8933              Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 8979
                  Email: jaana.latokartano@canterbury.ac.nz       Email: carolyn.stewart@canterbury.ac.nz
                  Jenny Parker (Citizenship Evidence)             Transcripts
                  Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 8967              Rosalie McWilliam
                  Email: jenny.parker@canterbury.ac.nz            Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 8804
                                                                  Email: rosalie.mcwilliam@canterbury.ac.nz
                  Diana Hinterleitner (Immigration Permits)
                  Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 8897              Scholarships
                  Email: diana.hinterleitner@canterbury.ac.nz     Student Service Centre
                                                                  Email: scholarships@canterbury.ac.nz
                  Therese Dobbs (Admissions)
                                                                  www.canterbury.ac.nz/scholarships
                  Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 8270
                  Email: therese.dobbs@canterbury.ac.nz           Pam Chivers
                  Anna Foster (Admisssions)                       Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 8976
                  Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 7947              Samantha Eason
                  Email: anna.foster@canterbury.ac.nz             Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 8964
                  Mark Oldham (Admissions)                        Lynsey Talagi
                  Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 3091              Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 4113
                  Email: mark.oldham@canterbury.ac.nz




                  6        UC Enrolment Handbook 2011
Course	advice

New	students                                      Advancing,	transferring	and	graduate	students
If you are a new student and need assistance      If you are an advancing student, please contact a Student Advisor in the appropriate College Office,
with planning your first year of study, you can   or a Head of Department or School listed below. Schools and departments may produce information




                                                                                                                                                              Enrolment at UC
complete a course planning form online at         about their courses, which is available on the relevant School or Department website or directly from
www.canterbury.ac.nz/liaison/advice.              the School or Department.
You will be sent personalised advice on your      If you are applying for a transfer of credit or postgraduate programme admission, please contact the
first year of study.                              relevant College Office listed below.
Alternatively, you can make an appointment to     If you need advice on subjects and individual courses, please contact the School, Department or
see one of the Student Liaison team, who also     lecturer concerned or go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses
provide information on University Entrance
                                                  If you require academic advice to complete your course selections, please contact the relevant
requirements and scholarships for first-year
                                                  College Office listed below. Academic advice is available throughout the year, including prior to and
students:
                                                  throughout the enrolment period (October 2010 - February 2011).
UC Christchurch Liaison Office
Student Service Centre                            College of Arts                                       Secondary and Sport Coaching
Freephone in NZ: 0800 103 109                     (Arts, Fine Arts, Music, Social Work)                 Student Advisor
Telephone: +64 3 364 2993                         www.arts.canterbury.ac.nz                             Telephone: +64 3 343 7738
Facsimile: +64 3 364 2940                         College Office, Level 1, History Building             Email: education@canterbury.ac.nz
Email: liaison@canterbury.ac.nz                   For advice                                            College of Engineering
www.canterbury.ac.nz/liaison                      email artsdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz               (Engineering, Forestry)
                                                  For an appointment with a College Student             www.engf.canterbury.ac.nz
UC Nelson/Marlborough Liaison Office              Advisor phone +64 3 364 2176 or
319 Hardy Street, Nelson                                                                                College Office, Level 1, Engineering Building
                                                  email arts@canterbury.ac.nz                           (opposite Engineering and Physical Sciences
Bernadette Sharland
                                                  Student Advisors                                      Library)
Nelson/Marlborough Regional Adviser
                                                  Azeen Tashakkor                                       For an appointment with a
Telephone: +64 3 545 6283
                                                  Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 3104                    College Student Advisor
Mobile: (027) 284 2968
                                                  Email: azeen.tashakkor@canterbury.ac.nz               email engdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz
Email: nelson@canterbury.ac.nz
                                                  Georgia-Rose Travis                                   Student Advisor
                                                  Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 3107                    Cecilia King
                                                  Email: georgia.travis@canterbury.ac.nz                Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 7201
                                                  College of Business and Economics (Commerce)          Email: cecilia.king@canterbury.ac.nz
                                                  www.bsec.canterbury.ac.nz                             Postgraduate:
                                                  College Office, Level 2, Commerce Building            Academic Manager
                                                  For advice                                            Lisa Carter
                                                  email bsecdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz               Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 7226
                                                  For an appointment with a College Student             Email: lisa.carter@canterbury.ac.nz
                                                  Advisor phone +64 3 364 2316 (or ext 6316)            College of Science
                                                  Student Advisors                                      (Science, Speech and Language Therapy)
                                                  Marion Macneil (9am–12.30pm)                          www.science.canterbury.ac.nz
                                                  Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 7504                    College Office, Level 2, Old Maths Building
                                                  Email: marion.macneil@canterbury.ac.nz                For an appointment with a College Student
                                                  Malcolm Scott (1.30pm–5pm)                            Advisor phone +64 3 364 2312
                                                  Telephone: +64 3 364 2880 (or ext 6880)               Student Advisor
                                                  Email: malcolm.scott@canterbury.ac.nz                 Tracey Robinson
                                                  College of Education                                  Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 3132
                                                  (Teacher Education, Physical Education,               Email: tracey.robinson@canterbury.ac.nz
                                                  Sport Coaching, Teacher Professional                  Postgraduate:
                                                  Development)                                          Academic Manager
                                                  www.education.canterbury.ac.nz                        Isobel Phillips
                                                  College Office, Orakipaoa Building                    Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 3127
                                                  Dovedale Avenue                                       Email: isobel.phillips@canterbury.ac.nz
                                                  Email: education@canterbury.ac.nz                     School of Law (Law)
                                                  Facsimile: +64 3 345 8416                             www.laws.canterbury.ac.nz
                                                  Early Childhood                                       School Office, Level 5, Law Building
                                                  Anna Chapman                                          Academic Manager
                                                  Telephone: +64 3 343 7704                             Margaret Ricketts
                                                  Email: anna.chapman@canterbury.ac.nz                  Telephone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 3141
                                                  Primary                                               Email: law-enquiries@canterbury.ac.nz
                                                  Lynette Magson
                                                  Telephone: +64 3 343 7728
                                                  Email: lynette.magson@canterbury.ac.nz


                                                                                                             UC Enrolment Handbook 2011                   7
                  1.	Check	your	eligibility

                  The University of Canterbury has                                                 Discretionary	Entrance                                Special	Admission
                  open entry for the first year of most                                            You are eligible to apply for Discretionary           You are eligible to apply for Special Admission
                                                                                                   Entrance if you are one of the following:             if you do not hold a University Entrance
Enrolment at UC




                  undergraduate degree programmes                                                                                                        qualification but you may have met an
                                                                                                   • a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
                  – that means that if you have                                                    • an Australian citizen or permanent resident
                                                                                                                                                         equivalent academic standard, eg, through
                                                                                                                                                         home-schooling and are either:
                  University Entrance then you can                                                 • a citizen of the Cook Islands, Niue and
                                                                                                                                                         • a domestic student, and will not be 20 years
                  enrol in the first-year courses for                                                Tokelau
                                                                                                                                                           of age on or before the offical course start
                                                                                                   and you are under 20 years of age and you have:         date, or
                  those degrees.
                                                                                                   • achieved a minimum of 72 credits at NCEA            • an international student.
                                                                                                     Level 2 including a minimum of 14 credits in
                                                                                                                                                         Note: Special admission to enter university does not
                  University	Entrance                                                                each of four subjects (three of which must be
                                                                                                                                                         guarantee admission to any particular programme
                                                                                                     approved subjects) and a number of Merits
                  To be eligible to enrol at the University of                                                                                           of study, nor does it apply to those who have failed
                                                                                                     and Excellences, and met University Entrance
                  Canterbury you must have one of the following:                                                                                         to achieve University Entrance through NCEA.
                                                                                                     standards for numeracy and literacy (see
                  • University Entrance through NCEA                                                 University Entrance through NCEA), and not          You must apply for Special Admission
                                                                                                     attempted to qualify for University Entrance        at least two weeks prior to your official course
                  • Admission Ad Eundem Statum
                                                                                                     within the last six months, or                      start date. Late applications will only be accepted
                  • Discretionary Entrance*                                                                                                              in exceptional circumstances.
                                                                                                   • achieved a minimum of 24 points from
                  • 20+ Adult Admission*                                                                                                                 Note: You must have Applied to Enrol by 10
                                                                                                     International Baccalaureate (IB), but have not
                  • Special Admission.                                                               been awarded the Diploma.                           December 2010.
                  *Only available to citizens or permanent residents                               You do not need to apply for Discretionary
                  of New Zealand (including the Cook Islands,                                      Entrance if you are eligible for 20+ Adult            Certificate	in	University	
                  Tokelau and Niue) or Australia.                                                  Admission (see below).                                Preparation	(CUP)
                                                                                                   You must apply for Discretionary Entrance at          If you do not meet the requirements for
                  University	Entrance		                                                            least two weeks prior to your official course start   University Entrance you may be eligible for the
                  through	NCEA                                                                     date. Late applications will only be accepted in      Certificate in University Preparation (CUP).
                                                                                                   exceptional circumstances.
                  To qualify for University Entrance through NCEA                                                                                        The CUP is designed for school leavers who do
                  you need to achieve the following                                                Note: You must have Applied to Enrol by               not have University Entrance or adult students
                  NCEA credits:                                                                    10 December 2010.                                     who want to refresh their study skills before
                                                                                                                                                         beginning a degree programme.
                      University Entrance through NCEA                                             20+	Adult	Admission                                   A 15-week programme, the CUP has intakes in
                           Approved                  Approved               No more than two
                                                                                                   You can enter university for study in 2011 if you     February, June and October each year. Students
                          Subject A                 Subject B             domains or approved
                           (14 credits)             (14 credits)           subjects (14 credits)
                                                                                                   are one of the following:                             who successfully complete the programme will
                      Level 3 (or above) (42 credits)                                                                                                    be eligible to apply for Admission Ad Eundem
                                                                                                   • a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
                                                                                                                                                         Statum at UC (see page 9).
                           Reading                   Writing                                       • an Australian citizen or permanent resident
                      English or Te Reo Māori   English or Te Reo Māori
                           (4 credits)               (4 credits)                                                                                         The CUP is only available to New Zealand or
                                                                                                   • a citizen of the Cook Islands, Niue or Tokelau      Australian citizens or permanent residents.
                      Level 2 (or above) (8 credits)
                                                                                                   and you will be 20 years or older:                    Because there are limited places on this
                        Mathematics                                                                • on or before the official course start date. The    programme, you must apply to the department
                           (14 credits)
                                                                                                     official course start date is the Monday of the     no later than 3 weeks before the course start
                      Level 1 (or above) (14 credits)                                                week in which the course starts, not the day        date. Refer to page 14 for CUP Limitation of Entry
                                                                                                     of the first lecture.                               criteria.
                  Subject A, Subject B, and Reading and Writing                                    If	you	are	using	20+	Adult	Admission	as	your	         Refer to page 150 for CUP course details.
                  credits must all be from the list of approved                                    university	entrance	pathway,	you must Apply to
                  subjects. The final 14 credits at Level 3 or above                               Enrol by Friday 10 December 2010.                     More	information
                  can be taken from no more than two additional                                    Assessments to gauge students’ likelihood of          For more information on University Entrance
                  approved subjects or from no more than                                           success may be required. After students have          through NCEA, Discretionary Entrance, Special
                  two domains on the National Qualifications                                       Applied to Enrol they wll be contacted by             Admission or the Certificate in University
                  Framework.                                                                       Student Liaison.                                      Preparation contact Student Liaison (see page 7
                                                                                                   Note: Adult Admission does not guarantee              for contact details).
                                                                                                   admission to any particular programme of study.
                                                                                                   Do not use the Adult Admission option if you have
                                                                                                   previously gained University Entrance.




                  8                 UC Enrolment Handbook 2011
Admission	Ad	Eundem	Statum                                                                                  You are also required to Apply to Enrol. You do
                                                                                                            not need to apply for transfer of credit.
Students who qualify for New Zealand University Entrance through NCEA do not need to apply for
                                                                                                            If your qualification is not from a
admission. If you have an alternative qualification which you think is the equivalent of




                                                                                                                                                                   Enrolment at UC
                                                                                                            New Zealand university you must apply
New Zealand University Entrance, you must apply for Admission Ad Eundem Statum. This applies even
                                                                                                            for admission through the Admissions and
if you took your alternative qualifications examinations at a high school or university in New Zealand.
                                                                                                            Enrolment Office.
See the examples below and contact the Admissions and Enrolment Office for more information (see
page 6 for contact details).
                                                                                                            Special	application	and		
Returning secondary        If you have achieved 72 credits or more in NCEA Level 2 and have spent a
school exchange            year overseas studying on an official exchange programme such as AFS or          limited	entry	courses
students                   Rotary, you can apply for Admission Ad Eundem Statum.                            Some programmes and courses require a
                           A letter from the principal of the school you attended overseas indicating       special application – in addition to the standard
                           the period of time you studied there is required.                                Application to Enrol – in the year before
                           For more information, contact Student Liaison, preferably before you go          enrolment. These are listed on pages 12–15.
                           overseas.
                                                                                                            You are advised to contact the relevant College,
University of Cambridge A or AS levels entrance requirement: at least 120 points on the UCAS Tariff         School or Department, preferably at least a
International           and a minimum grade of D in each of at least three subjects equivalent to           month before the due date, to check what
Examinations (CIE)      those on the approved list. Literacy requirement: E grade or better in AS           information or material is required.
                        English or Literature in English. Numeracy requirement: D grade or better
                        in IGCSE Mathematics.                                                               ‘Limited entry’ means that there is a limit on how
                                                                                                            many places are available. Selection for these
International              The diploma must have been awarded (24 points minimum) before gaining            courses is based on a range of criteria. For more
Baccalaureate Diploma      admission at entrance level. New Zealand residents who have taken IB in
(IB)                       New Zealand but who have not been awarded the diploma may apply for              details and a list of limited entry courses see
                           Special Admission (see page 8).                                                  pages 12–15.
Australian Senior          UAI/ENTER/TER: 70; OP: 14
Secondary High School                                                                                       Transferring	students
Certificate
                                                                                                            If you have studied as an undergraduate at
It is preferable to apply at least two months before the start of lectures and definitely before 10         another New Zealand university, polytechnic
December 2010. You will not be permitted to complete your enrolment until your qualifications have          or College of Education it may be possible to
been assessed and your admission approved.                                                                  transfer your admission and academic record to
                                                                                                            the University of Canterbury. To gain admission
As well as applying for admission you also need to Apply to Enrol for your degree programme and             to this university you must provide certified
courses (see page 16). UC recommends that you do this at least two months before your course start          evidence of how you were admitted to the
date. This ensures departments have time to approve your courses.                                           previous institution (eg, University Entrance
                                                                                                            through NCEA). Normally if your previous
                                                                                                            institution is a university, this will be printed
English	competence                                     Admission	to	graduate	and	                           on your transcript. If it is not on your transcript
                                                                                                            you will have to provide other evidence of your
It is important that all prospective students          postgraduate	programmes		                            admission reason. Evidence should be provided
are competent in English. The University does
not accept responsibility for academic failure
                                                       and	courses                                          to the University of Canterbury’s Admissions and
                                                       If you have completed an undergraduate degree        Enrolment Officer (Therese Dobbs,
due to the lack of competence in English.
                                                       at a New Zealand university and have the right       phone +64 3 364 2987 ext 8270 or email
Minimum requirements are listed at
                                                       to graduate, you may apply for admission to          therese.dobbs@canterbury.ac.nz).
www.canterbury.ac.nz/intstud/admiss/english.
shtml and competence may be assessed as part           graduate or postgraduate programmes and              Students should also refer to page 4 and page 16
of the enrolment process.                              courses offered by the University of Canterbury.     for Application to Enrol dates.
                                                       Many departments have application forms for
                                                       graduate or postgraduate programmes which
Teaching	qualifications                                may be found on departmental websites. If not,
                                                                                                            Transfer	of	credit
If you intend to enrol for a qualification which       a letter of application should be written to the     To transfer credit gained at a New Zealand
leads to initial teacher registration you are          relevant College/School Academic Manager             institution, you need to apply to the Student
required to make an Application for Programme          or Student Advisor stating your preferred            Advisor of the appropriate College (see page 7 for
Entry in addition to standard admission and            study option. You should include any further         contact details), enclosing an official transcript
enrolment procedures. This includes police             information requested and provide an original        of your academic record from your previous
vetting, referees’ reports and a personal              or certified true copy of your academic transcript   institution and stating the qualification and
statement in addition to achieving University          which should indicate your completion of             courses in which you wish to enrol.
Entrance.                                              your undergraduate studies and your right to         You will also need to pay a $65 application fee.
                                                       graduate (a copy of the academic transcript is       For more information go to
For more information, contact a Student Advisor
                                                       also required by the University’s Admissions and     www.canterbury.ac.nz/acad/credit.shtml
at the College of Education,
phone +64 3 343 7713, fax +64 3 345 8416 or            Enrolment Office in order to record your original    Students should also refer to page 4 and page 16
email education@canterbury.ac.nz                       admission reason to your previous university).       for Application to Enrol dates.
                                                       If your degree is from UC you do not need to
                                                       provide a transcript.

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                   1.	Check	your	eligibility	(continued)




                   If you are transferring from an overseas              Admission	through	other	qualifications                 Certificate	in	Foundation	Studies
                   institution you must apply for credit (Ad Eundem
                                                                         If you have:                                           This is a full-time programme designed for
                   Statum) through the Admissions and Enrolment
                                                                         • a New Zealand qualification other than               international students who do not meet the
Enrolment at UC




                   Office. Information on transfer of credit
                                                                           University Entrance through NCEA, eg,                University’s entry requirements. The course is run
                   and application forms are available at www.
                                                                           Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)           over 30 weeks with two thirteen-week teaching
                   canterbury.ac.nz/intstud/admiss/credit.shtml
                                                                           or International Baccalaureate (IB) or               blocks and there are three intakes per year (see
                   Admission to the University of Canterbury needs                                                              page 149 for course details).
                   to have been granted before a transfer of credit      • a New Zealand University Foundation
                                                                           qualification or                                     Students who successfully complete the
                   can be granted.
                                                                                                                                programme will be eligible to apply for
                                                                         • an international (non-New Zealand)
                                                                                                                                Admission Ad Eundem Statum at UC and all
                   Cross-crediting                                         qualification
                                                                                                                                other New Zealand universities.
                                                                         you need to apply for Admission Ad Eundem
                   If you have already completed an undergraduate                                                               For more information phone +64 3 364 2905,
                                                                         Statum (see page 9) before you can apply to
                   degree and wish to undertake a different                                                                     email foundation@canterbury.ac.nz or go to
                                                                         enrol.
                   undergraduate degree at the University of                                                                    www.cbe.canterbury.ac.nz/bridging/foundation
                   Canterbury, you may be able to cross-credit (ie,      Application forms are available from the
                   share) some courses between both degrees. If          University of Canterbury’s Student Service Centre      Student	visas/permits
                   your first degree was from another institution        or at www.canterbury.ac.nz/intstud/admiss
                                                                                                                                Immigration New Zealand requires that all
                   then the process you would follow would be as         International students wishing to apply for            international students enrolled at New Zealand
                   outlined in ‘Transfer of Credit’ (see above).         admission should contact the Admissions and            universities have a valid study visa/permit for
                   If you have nearly completed a qualification at       Enrolment Office, phone +64 3 364 2459,                that university. A study permit is only issued
                   another university, and you wish to complete that     email international@canterbury.ac.nz or                for full-time study. Most international students
                   qualification at the University of Canterbury, you    go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/intstud/admiss              studying at New Zealand secondary schools
                   should apply to the other university for permission   If your application for admission is accepted, a       should have a visa/permit valid until March.
                   to complete your qualification at the University      username and password will be sent to you with         If you need to renew your student visa/permit
                   of Canterbury by passing a course or courses          an offer of place letter. You can then apply to        it is strongly recommended that you apply on
                   which will be credited to the degree of the other     enrol online (see page 17 for more details).           campus for a new student visa/permit during
                   university. In this case you would apply to enrol     International students are also eligible to apply      enrolment in person.
                   for a Certificate of Proficiency (COP) at UC.         for Special Admission (see page 8).                    A few international students studying at New
                                                                                                                                Zealand secondary schools may have visas that
                   International	students                                Special	application	                                   expire in January or early February. Students in
                                                                         Programmes and courses which require a                 this situation should apply to Immigration New
                   University	Entrance	through	NCEA                      special application – in addition to the standard      Zealand, Student Processing Unit, freephone in
                   If you are an international student studying at       Application to Enrol – in the year before              NZ 0508 55 88 55 or
                   a New Zealand secondary school you qualify for        enrolment are listed on pages 12–15. You are           www.immigration.govt.nz, for an extension of
                   University Entrance through NCEA (see page 8).        advised to contact the relevant College, School or     their visas/permits until March. If Immigration
                   For entry into degree courses, you must meet the      Department preferably at least a month before          New Zealand is not prepared to do this, students
                   same requirements as domestic students. You do        the due date to check what information or              will need to request an offer of place letter from
                   not need to apply separately for admission.           material is required.                                  the Admissions and Enrolment Office to enable
                                                                                                                                them to apply for a student visa before enrolling
                   Transferring	international	students                   Limited	entry	courses                                  in February.
                   International students transferring from another      ‘Limited entry’ means that there is a limit on how     For full details of visa and permit requirements,
                   New Zealand university normally do not need           many places are available. Programmes and/or           advice on rights to employment in New Zealand
                   to apply for admission. However you do need           courses with limited entry are listed on pages         while studying and reporting requirements go to
                   to provide evidence of the reason why you             12–15.                                                 www.immigration.govt.nz
                   were granted admission to that university to          International students are advised to check with
                   the Admissions and Enrolment Officer (Therese         the relevant School or Department for admission        Medical	insurance
                   Dobbs, phone +64 3 364 2987 ext 8270). This will      requirements as some limited entry programmes          It is compulsory for all international students to
                   be assessed and if you are required to then apply     and courses will only admit international              have full medical insurance, the terms of which
                   for admission the University will contact you.        students (except those on NZODA Study Awards)          are laid down by the New Zealand Ministry
                                                                         if there is an international student quota (ISQ)       of Education. Cost-effective and compliant
                                                                         or if there are places remaining after all qualified   travel and medical insurance can be purchased
                                                                         domestic and exempt students who have applied          from the University at the time of enrolment.
                                                                         have been admitted.                                    Other options are also possible – go to www.
                                                                                                                                canterbury.ac.nz/intstud for more information.

                                                                                                                                Scholarships
                                                                                                                                The University has a wide range of scholarships
                                                                                                                                and these can be viewed at www.canterbury.
                                                                                                                                ac.nz/scholarships



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2.	Choose	your	programme	and	courses

If you are eligible to study at UC,                   Summer	Programme                                       If you take too heavy a load this will affect your
                                                                                                             performance in all your courses.
the next step is to choose your                       UC offers a selection of degree courses in a range
                                                                                                             Students enrolling in only one semester should
                                                      of subjects over summer (November–February).




                                                                                                                                                                       Enrolment at UC
programme of study and courses.                       Due to their intensive nature summer degree
                                                                                                             select courses totalling 45–60 points. You will
                                                                                                             receive a workload warning letter or email if you
                                                      courses are not recommended for students who
You will need to decide which qualification you                                                              exceed 80 points in a single semester.
                                                      are new to university study. Students should
wish to study towards and which subject (or
                                                      note that tuition fees paid during the rest of the     Students should note that StudyLink’s definition
subjects) you will major in for your degree and/or
                                                      year do not cover summer courses. For more             of a full-time workload is 0.8 EFTS (normally 96
the courses you will enrol in this year.
                                                      information go to                                      points) or more (whole year) or 0.4 EFTS (normally
Each degree, diploma or certificate programme is      www.summer.canterbury.ac.nz                            48 points) or more (single semester).
identified by a code. Qualification codes such as
                                                                                                             Students who wish to enrol in courses totalling
‘BA’ (Bachelor of Arts) are listed on pages 40–41.
You can find information on the qualifications
                                                      Distance	and	regional	campus	                          more than 160 points (or 80 points for a single
                                                                                                             semester) must seek advice and/or approval
offered by UC including major subject                 students                                               from the Dean of the relevant faculty at the time
requirements and summarised course                    Distance services are offered to students enrolled     of enrolment.
information in the Undergraduate qualifications       in courses that are recognised as distance
and Postgraduate and graduate qualifications          courses; enrolled in a College of Education
sections of this handbook. Full course                regional initiative outside Christchurch; or based
                                                                                                             Part-time	enrolment	–	
information is listed in the Course Catalogue         at a regional campus (eg, Nelson).                     postgraduate	students
section of this handbook. For more information        When selecting courses it is the student’s             Part-time enrolment in most postgraduate
on subjects go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/subjects       responsibility to indicate the correct site code       programmes requires the approval of the
Course occurrence codes indicate when courses         (C: Christchurch, on-campus, D: Distance,              relevant faculty Dean. For more information
are offered. For example, PHYS399-11S1(C) means       N: Nelson, R: Rotorua, Y: New Plymouth,                please contact the relevant College (contact
the course is offered in Semester 1 (S1), in 2011     T: Tauranga). If you do not select ‘D’ for distance    details are listed on page 7).
(11), in Christchurch (C). Some courses may have      courses, you will not receive your course materials.
one or more occurrence in a year (see page 5 for      The bulk of the course content for distance            Completing	a	qualification	
course dates).
Course occurrence codes are listed under each
                                                      courses comes in the form of printed material,
                                                      therefore it is important that we have an
                                                                                                             in	2011
course in the Course Catalogue. You must enrol in     accurate record of your address. You should also       If you intend to complete a qualification in 2011
the course occurrence for the semester and site in    ensure that you are enrolled (ENR status) two          it is essential that you carefully check that your
which you wish to study the course.                   weeks before the official course start date to         enrolment meets the graduating requirements of
                                                      ensure your materials arrive on time.                  your qualification.
Some courses require prior passes in lower-level
courses (prerequisites) or require that other         To study by distance you will need a telephone,        Students who enrolled prior to the University
courses be taken at the same time (co-                DVD player, printer and computer. You will             changing to a common course size will not
requisites). Some courses are restricted against      also need access to email (regular access to a         be penalised. Any student whose programme
other courses (restrictions), ie, there is too much   UC email account is essential for using library        of study does not match the graduating
overlap in their content to allow both courses to     services) and the ability to search the internet.      requirements exactly must make an appointment
be credited to the same qualification.                The ICT Service Desk is your first port of call for    with the relevant College Student Advisor to
                                                      ICT services, phone +64 3 364 2060 or email            discuss their final year programme of study, prior
For more information on course planning and                                                                  to enrolment (see page 7 for contact details).
course planning templates go to page 44. There        ictservicedesk@canterbury.ac.nz
is a list of course advice contacts on page 7.        Please also read the Canterbury Card information       A thesis candidate who has completed the
                                                      for distance and regional campus students on           minimum period of enrolment required for the
Before completing your Application to Enrol                                                                  degree and any required course work and is
form, you should check that your proposed             page 27.
                                                                                                             completing written work may request enrolment
programme of study satisfies prerequisite and                                                                for three, six or nine months if the candidate and
other degree requirements and does not include        Course	workload                                        his/her supervisor consider that the written work
lecture clashes (there is a lecture and laboratory                                                           will be completed within that period. You should
                                                      You should make sure you don’t apply to enrol in
planner on page 46 to help you with this).                                                                   tick the complete qualification question on page 6
                                                      too many courses. As a guide, a normal first-year
                                                      workload for a full-time student is 90–120 points      of the Application to Enrol form as this will ensure
Examination	timetables	                               (6 to 8 courses). A typical full-time student would    that you receive graduation information.
Examination and formal test timetables for each       aim for 120 points each year. At some levels, you
semester will be published during the third week      may need take a mix of 15 and 18 point courses. A
of that semester. This timing ensures that exam       student with a good NCEA Level 3 or scholarship
clashes are minimised. In the event of a clash (ie,   result might take up to 120 points for a full year.
two exams scheduled at the same time) you will        This may look like a relatively light programme
be advised by Student Records, Examinations,          in terms of lecture hours, particularly in non-
Graduation and Scholarships of the procedure to       laboratory courses, but a university student is
follow. For further information please refer to the   expected to complete most of their workload
Examinations web pages at                             outside formal contact hours through personal
www.canterbury.ac.nz/acad/exams                       study, reading, assignments etc.



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                   3.	Make	a	special	application	
                   (if	required)

                   Some programmes and courses                                        For more information on limited entry courses                     Acceptance	of	limited	entry	places
                                                                                      consult the relevant department or refer to the
                   require you to submit a special                                                                                                      Some departments require written acceptance of
                                                                                      UC Calendar. If you consider that there are special
                                                                                                                                                        offers of places – the department will inform you
Enrolment at UC




                   application in the year before                                     reasons why you should be accepted, you should
                                                                                                                                                        if this is the case. Note: the acceptance date may
                                                                                      write to the relevant Department giving details.
                   enrolment and/or have a limited                                                                                                      be in advance of the final enrolment date listed on
                                                                                                                                                        page 4 and page 5. For all limited entry courses,
                   number of places available and may                                 International	students                                            if you are offered a place you must complete
                                                                                      International students are advised to check with                  enrolment before lectures start. Any places not
                   require an early Application to Enrol.                             the relevant School or Department for admission                   taken up by then will be offered to students on
                                                                                      requirements as some limited entry programmes                     the waiting list. If you are unable to take up the
                   Programmes and courses which require a
                                                                                      and courses will only admit international                         place before lectures start you must write to the
                   special application – in addition to the standard
                                                                                      students (except those on NZODA Study Awards)                     department telling them when you will be able
                   Application to Enrol – in the year before
                                                                                      if there is an international student quota (ISQ)                  to enrol and asking them to keep the place for
                   enrolment are listed on pages 12–15. You are
                                                                                      or if there are places remaining after all qualified              you. Places cannot be held beyond the end of the
                   advised to contact the relevant College, School or
                                                                                      domestic and exempt students who have applied                     first official course start date.
                   Department preferably at least a month before
                                                                                      have been admitted.
                   the due date to check what information or
                   material is required.                                                                                                                Limited	entry	closing	dates
                                                                                      Grade	Point	Average	(GPA)                                         Applications to Enrol received by 11 January, or by
                                                                                      Grade Point Average is calculated on the basis
                   Limited	entry                                                      of results in previous study at the University of
                                                                                                                                                        the date specified for specific courses on pages
                                                                                                                                                        12–15, will be considered. Applications received
                   Programmes and courses which have a limit on                       Canterbury. It is normally calculated on an eleven                after these dates will only be considered if places
                   the number of students who can be accepted                         point scale ranging from 9 for an A+ grade to -1                  remain unfilled.
                   are also listed on pages 12–15. If you wish to be                  for an E grade weighted by the course weight for
                   considered for a limited entry course (or courses)                 each course. The total scores for all courses are
                   you must apply to enrol for the limited entry                      added and the total divided by the total course                   Award	approval
                   course (or courses) by the due date listed.                        weights to give the Grade Point Average.                          Some UC programmes require an application for
                   Selection for these courses is based on a range of                 For more information, refer to ‘Work and                          award approval and additional documentation
                   criteria which may include academic merit, eg,                     Assessment’ on page 32.                                           (for example a certified copy of your degree
                   secondary school qualification grade (in the case                                                                                    transcript). For more information refer to
                   of first-year students) or Grade Point Average                                                                                       ‘Admission to graduate and postgraduate
                   (GPA) for advancing students, relevant work                                                                                          programmes and courses’ on page 9).
                   experience, or performance in specified subject                                                                                      Note: If your degree or other entry qualification is
                   areas.                                                                                                                               not from New Zealand you will need to apply for
                                                                                                                                                        Admission Ad Eundem Statum (see page 9).



                   Courses	and	programmes	requiring	a	special	application	and/or	with	limited	entry
                   Note: These are as at August 2010 and may be subject to change. For the latest information go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/enrol/ltd_entry.shtml

                   Courses
                   Enrolment in the following courses will normally not exceed the number indicated. An international student quota, where applicable, is indicated by ‘ISQ.’
                       Course            Requirement                                                                                                     Apply to Enrol by       Limit
                       Accounting
                       ACCT 103          Apply to Enrol from 5 October 2010. Enrolments will be taken until the last official date to Apply to Enrol.                            120
                       ACCT 369          Apply to enrol from 5 October 2010. Enrolments will be taken until the last official date to Apply to Enrol.    Not offered in 2011     15
                       Arts Internship
                       ARTS 395          Special application and interview, with permission of Internship Director. Students should attend UC                                    10
                                         Careers CV writing and Interview skills workshops prior to submitting internship application.
                       Biological Sciences
                       BIOL 251          Enrolments will be taken until the course is full. Selection is based on previous academic record (GPA) in                              75
                                         100-level Biological Sciences courses.
                       BIOL 303          Apply to enrol from 5 October 2010. Enrolments will be taken until the last official date to Apply to Enrol.                            35
                       BIOL 305          Apply to enrol from 5 October 2010. Enrolments will be taken until the last official date to Apply to Enrol.                            16
                       Biosecutiry
                       BIOS 201                                                                                                                                                  75
                       Child and Family Psychology
                       CFPY 501          Special application to school by 1 October 2010.                                                                10 November 2010        12
                       CFPY 502
                       Cinema Studies
                       CINE 210          Folio of work to programme by 31 October 2010.                                                                  Not offered in 2011


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Course         Requirement                                                                                                          Apply to Enrol by          Limit
Communication Disorders
CMDS 490                                                                                                                            11 January 2011            10




                                                                                                                                                                                                    Enrolment at UC
Computer Engineering
ENCE 260                                                                                                                                                       300
Economics
ECON 105            Semester 1 only. Apply to enrol from 5 October 2010. Enrolments will be taken until the last official date to                              200
                    Apply to Enrol.
Education - Counselling
EDEM 671            Special application to school by 1 October 2010.                                                                11 January 2011            12
EDEM 672                                                                                                                                                       ISQ: 2
Engineering
ENGR 403                                                                                                                                                       35
Finance
FINC 302            Apply to enrol from 1 February 2011.                                                                                                       70 each course
FINC 305
FINC 311
FINC 312            Apply to enrol from 1 February 2011.                                                                                                       50
Fine Arts
Graphic Design
DESI 201            Special application to school by 17 October 2010.                                                                                          25 total
DESI 301                                                                                                                                                       ISQ: 2
DESI 401
Film
FILM 201            Special application to school by 17 October 2010.                                                                                          24 total
FILM 301                                                                                                                                                       ISQ: 2
FILM 401
Painting
PAIN 201            Special application to school by 17 October 2010.                                                                                          30 total
PAIN 301                                                                                                                                                       ISQ: 2
PAIN 401
Photography
PHOT 201            Special application to school by 17 October 2010.                                                                                          24 total
PHOT 301                                                                                                                                                       ISQ: 2
PHOT 401
Printmaking
PRIN 201            Special application to school by 17 October 2010.                                                                                          24 total
PRIN 301                                                                                                                                                       ISQ: 2
PRIN 401
Sculpture
SCUL 201            Special application to school by 17 October 2010.                                                                                          30 total
SCUL 301                                                                                                                                                       ISQ: 2
SCUL 401
French
FREN 120                                                                                                                                                       40
Geographic Information Science
GISC 401                                                                                                                                                       10
GISC 402                                                                                                                                                       24
GISC 413                                                                                                                                                       8
GISC 690                                                                                                                                                       10
Geography
GEOG 404                                                                                                                            11 January 2011            20
Law
Students transferring from another university and seeking admission to the limited entry LAWS courses must also send an original academic transcript to the Academic Manager, School
of Law, by the deadline for application to enrol in those courses. All Law students intending to enrol in limited entry courses, including those awaiting the outcome of transfer of credit
applications, must apply to enrol by the deadlines set out below.
LAWS 202                                                                                                                            8 December 2010            180 per course.
LAWS 203                                                                                                                                                       Up to 10 of Maori descent per
LAWS 204                                                                                                                                                       course (students must apply
LAWS 205                                                                                                                                                       on the appropriate form,
LAWS 206                                                                                                                                                       available from the School
                                                                                                                                                               of Law).
                                                                                                                                                               ISQ: 10 per course




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                   3.	Make	a	special	application	(continued)




                   Courses	and	programmes	requiring	a	special	application	and/or	with	limited	entry	(continued)
                    Course          Requirement                                                                                                      Apply to Enrol by               Limit
                    Law (continued)
                    LAWS 339         Must contact course supervisor by the date advertised within the School of Law.                                 Not offered in 2011             24
Enrolment at UC




                                     Applicants who have been approved by course supervisor must apply to enrol by the deadline.
                    LAWS 359                                                                                                                         8 December 2010                 24
                    LAWS 382                                                                                                                         Not offered in 2011             20
                    Management
                    MGMT 228         Special application to International Business Director by 16 August 2010.                                                                       30
                    MGMT 323         Special application to department.                                                                                                              10
                    MGMT 339         Special application to department.                                                                                                              10
                    Maori and Indigenous Studies
                    MAOR 114         Apply to enrol from 5 October 2010.                                                                                                             30
                                     Enrolments will be taken until the last official date to Apply to Enrol.
                    Marketing
                    MKTG 390         Special application to department.                                                                                                              50
                    Music
                    MUSI 125                                                                                                                         1 week prior to first           56
                                                                                                                                                     official course start date
                    MUSI 126                                                                                                                                                         56
                    MUSI 141         Special application to school by 15 September 2010.
                    Natural Resources Engineering
                    ENNR 451                                                                                                                                                         40
                    Psychology
                    PSYC 345                                                                                                                         Not offered in 2011             30
                    PSYC 346                                                                                                                         2nd Monday in February          30
                    PSYC 404                                                                                                                         2nd Monday in February          20 each course
                    PSYC 428
                    PSYC 433
                    PSYC 470
                    PSYC 475
                    PSYC 459                                                                                                                                                         15
                    Social Work
                    SOWK 301         Special application to department by 30 September 2010. Selection will be based on academic record and an                                       40 total
                    SOWK 308         assessment arranged by the Head of the School of Social Work and Human Services.
                    SOWK 514
                    SOWK 515
                    SOWK 614
                    SOWK 615
                    SOWK 451         Special application to department by 30 September 2010.                                                                                         40 total
                    SOWK 471
                    SOWK 472
                    SOWK 525         Special application to department by 30 September 2010.                                                                                         40 total
                    SOWK 571
                    SOWK 572
                    SOWK 625         Special application to department by 30 September 2010.                                                                                         40 total
                    SOWK 671
                    SOWK 672
                    Soil Science
                    SOIL 203                                                                                                                         5 July 2011                     72


                   Programmes
                   Enrolment in the following programmes will normally require applicants to submit a special application by the stated deadline. Where applicable, enrolment in the
                   following programmes will normally not exceed the number indicated. An international student quota, where applicable, is indicated by ‘ISQ’.
                    Qualification             Requirement                                                                                                          Apply to Enrol by                  Limit
                    Board of Studies: Continuing and Bridging Education
                    CUP                         Applications to the programme close three weeks prior to the official course start dates. Selection is based on
                                                previous academic record (NCEA or equivalent), or an internally administered test.
                    Faculty of Commerce
                    MBA                         Special application to programme by 10 December 2010.                                                              11 January 2011
                    GradDipBA
                    MBM                         Special application to programme by:                                                                               2nd Monday in February
                    PGDipBM                     (a) 31 August 2010 for international students
                                                (b) 14 December 2010 for domestic students.




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Course                          Requirement                                                                                                 Apply to Enrol by           Limit
Faculty of Creative Arts
BFA Intermediate                The Head of School of Fine Arts must receive application for admission to FINT 103 no later than the        11 January 2011             65




                                                                                                                                                                                      Enrolment at UC
                                15 November of the year preceding that for which admission is sought.                                                                   ISQ: 2
BFA(Hons)                       Special application to School by 1 November 2010.
MFA                             Special application to School by 20 October 2010.
Faculty of Education
BEd(Physical Education)         Two applications required:                                                                                                              55
                                1. Apply for Programme Entry from 1 August 2010. Applications for Programme Entry close three weeks prior
                                   to the first official course start date or when the programme is full.
                                2. Once accepted into the programme Apply to Enrol via the UC Contact Centre.
BSpC                            Two applications required:                                                                                                              35
                                1. Apply for Programme Entry from 1 August 2010. Applications for Programme Entry close three weeks prior
                                   to the first official course start date or when the programme is full.
                                2. Once accepted into the programme Apply to Enrol via the UC Contact Centre.
BTchLn(ECE)                     Two applications required:
BTchLn(Primary)                 1. Apply for Programme Entry from 1 August 2010. Applications for Programme Entry close three weeks prior
DipTchLn(ECE)                      to the first official course start date or when the programme is full.
GradDipECTeach                  2. Once accepted into the programme Apply to Enrol via the UC Contact Centre.
GradDipTchLn(Primary)
GradDipTchLn(Secondary)
CertLS                                                                                                                                      1 week prior to programme   50
                                                                                                                                            start date
MEd with a Certificate in       Special application to school by 1 October 2010.                                                            11 January 2011             12
Counselling                                                                                                                                                             ISQ: 2
PGCertCT                        Special application to college due two weeks prior to programme commencement.                               2nd Monday in February      18
PGDipChFamPsyc                  Special application to the Health Sciences Centre by 1 October 2010.                                        10 November 2010            12
Faculty of Engineering and Forestry
BE(Hons) – First Professional Year
Computer Engineering            Apply to enrol by 5 December 2010.                                                                                                      15
Chemical and Process            Apply to enrol by 5 December 2010.                                                                                                      63
Engineering
Civil Engineering               Apply to enrol by 5 December 2010.                                                                                                      100
Electrical and Electronic       Apply to enrol by 5 December 2010.                                                                                                      105
Engineering
Forest Engineering              Apply to enrol by 5 December 2010.                                                                                                      20
Mechanical Engineering          Apply to enrol by 5 December 2010.                                                                                                      95
Mechatronics Engineering        Apply to enrol by 5 December 2010.                                                                                                      30
Natural Resources               Apply to enrol by 6 December 2010.                                                                                                      25
Engineering
MEFE (Fire Engineering)                                                                                                                     11 January 2011             12
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
GradDipJ                        Special application to Programme by 15 November 2010.                                                                                   20
                                                                                                                                                                        ISQ: 1
Faculty of Science
BSLT – First Professional Year Special application to department by 1 November 2010.                                                        First enrolment at UC:      40
                                                                                                                                            10 December 2010            ISQ: 4
                                                                                                                                            Other: 11 January 2010
MAud                            Special application to department by 1 November 2010.                                                       2nd Monday in February      12
MGIS Part I                     Special application to Department of Geography by 1 November 2010.                                          11 January 2011             10
MSc – Applied Psychology        Special application to department by 30 November 2010.                                                      2nd Monday in February      15
(Parts I and II)                Part II limited to those completing second year of professional programme.
MSc – Engineering Geology                                                                                                                   11 January 2011             6
MSc – Hazard and Disaster                                                                                                                   11 January 2011             15
Management
PGCertAntaStud                  Special application to Gateway Antarctica by 1 August 2011.                                                                             16
PGDipClinPsyc                   Special application to department by 30 September 2010.                                                     2nd Monday in February      10
PGDipGIS                        Special application to Department of Geography by 1 November 2010.                                          11 January 2011             10




                                                                                                                                        UC Enrolment Handbook 2011               15
                   4.	Apply	to	enrol
                   (All	students)

                   From 5 October 2010 all students
                   can apply to enrol at UC (except                           Enrolment	dates	see	page	5	for	key	course	dates
Enrolment at UC




                   current PhD students).                                     Application to Enrol
                                                                              5 October 2010            Applications open for 2010/11 Summer Programme and 2011 degree,
                   Applications to Enrol should be submitted as
                                                                                                        diploma and certificate courses
                   early as possible to ensure that you are able to
                   complete enrolment before the last day to enrol.           Applications to Enrol must be submitted by the last dates to Apply to Enrol (see left and page 4). Refer
                                                                              to page 5 for key course dates. For more information on Summer Programme enrolment go to
                                                                              www.summer.canterbury.ac.nz
                   Last	dates	to	Apply	to	Enrol
                   Domestic undergraduate first-year students                 Special application dates
                   must submit their Application to Enrol no later
                                                                              2 August 2010             Initial Teacher Education and Sport Coaching Applications for Programme
                   than 10 December 2010. Note: A domestic first-
                                                                                                        Entry open
                   year student is defined as a domestic student
                   who has never enrolled at UC before and includes           College of Education Applications for Programme Entry close three weeks prior to the official course
                   domestic students transferring from other                  start date – refer to page 5 for key course dates. See pages 12–15 for a list of due dates for other
                   institutions.                                              programmes which require a special application (in addition to the standard Application to Enrol)
                   College of Education and advancing domestic                and/or are limited entry.
                   students must submit their Application to Enrol
                   no later than 7 days prior to the official course          PhD students
                   start date (refer to page 5).                              First enrolment
                   All international students must submit their               New PhD students can enrol at any time (subject to approval by the department and the Dean of
                   Application to Enrol no later than 7 days prior to         Postgraduate Studies). PhD students should submit an application on the form available from
                   the official course start date (refer to page 5).          Level 5, Registry or from www.canterbury.ac.nz/enrol/postgrad/phd.shtml
                   The closing dates above are final dates. All               Re-enrolment
                   students must submit their Application to Enrol
                                                                              PhD students will be re-enrolled on their anniversary date.
                   no later than the dates above. Late applications
                                                                              Re-enrolment information will be emailed to students six weeks prior to their anniversary date.
                   will be declined. Students may appeal a declined
                   application by writing to the Assistant Vice-
                   Chancellor (Academic). Students should also
                   check pages 12–15 of this handbook for courses and
                                                                         Distance and regional campus students should
                                                                         check they have indicated the correct site code
                                                                                                                                    Application	to	Enrol	
                   programmes with special application dates.
                                                                         (see table below). Distance students must select           acknowledgement
                                                                         (D) occurrences and apply to enrol and be enrolled         Once you have submitted your Application to
                   Application	to	Enrol	form                             well before the official course start date to ensure       Enrol UC will send you an acknowledgement
                   Please carefully fill in the Application to Enrol     their course materials can be dispatched on time.          email or letter within 10 working days. It is
                   form in the Enrolment Pack before undertaking                                                                    the student’s responsibility to carefully check
                                                                         Site	codes                                                 that the courses and site codes listed on the
                   one of the Application to Enrol options set out
                   on the front of the form (also see page 17). Please    Code          Description                                 acknowledgement email/letter are correct. If
                   complete all the questions as we are obliged by        C             Christchurch, on-campus                     they are not correct, you should contact the
                   the Government to gather certain statistics.           D             Distance
                                                                                                                                    University immediately by phoning
                   If you need help completing your Application to                                                                  +64 3 364 2555 or 0800 VARSITY (827 748),
                                                                          N             Nelson
                   Enrol form, you are welcome to telephone                                                                         or by emailing enrol@canterbury.ac.nz
                                                                          R             Rotorua
                   +64 3 364 2555 if you are in the Christchurch
                                                                          T             Tauranga
                   calling area (or overseas), freephone 0800
                                                                          Y             New Plymouth
                                                                                                                                    Changing	or	withdrawing	an	
                   VARSITY (827 748) if you are outside the
                   Christchurch calling area but within                   O             Off Campus (TAFS)
                                                                                                                                    Application	to	Enrol
                   New Zealand, email enrol@canterbury.ac.nz, or                                                                    You can change your Application to Enrol
                   come into the Student Service Centre.                                                                            through the Contact Centre on +64 3 364 2555 or
                                                                         Student	number                                             0800 VARSITY (827 748) up until you receive an
                   New students to UC and transferring students                                                                     Enrolment Offer and prior to accepting the offer.
                                                                         New students will be issued with a randomly
                   should complete all of the sections of the
                                                                         generated lifetime student number. This is the             Any changes will go through the approval
                   Application to Enrol form. If you subsequently
                                                                         number by which UC is able to uniquely identify            process outlined on page 19. If you have received
                   wish to make changes to your application you
                                                                         you during your life at UC. When contacting UC             an Enrolment Offer this must be declined
                   may do so by calling +64 3 364 2555 (Christchurch
                                                                         please quote this number.                                  before you can make course changes to your
                   calling area or overseas) or 0800 VARSITY (827 748)
                   (outside the Christchurch calling area but within                                                                Application to Enrol. Details of how to make
                   New Zealand).                                          Counter	hours                                             corrections/changes will be set out in the
                                                                                                                                    Enrolment Offer.
                   Advancing students should only complete the            Counter hours for Admissions and Enrolment
                   marked sections (see page 17 for enrolment             and Financial Services during enrolment                   You should also get in touch with the Contact
                   options).                                              periods are Monday to Friday, 9am–4pm.                    Centre as soon as possible if you decide to
                                                                                                                                    withdraw your Application to Enrol.

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Application	to	Enrol	options
Students have three options for Applying to Enrol at UC:




                                                                                                                                                                     Enrolment at UC
 Option 1: Online                                   Option 2: Contact Centre                                Option 3: Personal Assistance
 Available to:                                      Available to:                                           Available to:
 • Students who studied at UC in 2010               • Students within New Zealand enrolling at UC for       • Students enrolling at UC for the first time
 • International students enrolling Ad                the first time                                        • Students who studied at UC in 2010
   Eundem Statum who have been notified of          • Students who studied at UC in 2010                    • Any student or potential student requiring
   their login details.                             • First-time international students within                assistance with their Application to Enrol.
                                                      New Zealand who will enter UC via
                                                      New Zealand NCEA results.
 Available from: Tuesday, 5 October 2010            Available from: Tuesday, 5 October 2010                 Available from: Tuesday, 5 October 2010
 via the University of Canterbury website:          Applications close: refer to page 4 and page 16         Applications close: refer to page 4 and page 16
 https://ucstudentweb.canterbury.ac.nz
                                                    Hours:                                                  Hours:
 Applications close: refer to page 4 and page 16    Monday to Friday, 8am–6pm                               Monday to Friday, 9am–4pm.
                                                    Saturday, 9am–noon (Nov–Feb).                           Christmas operation dates and hours:
                                                    Closed on public holidays:                              Closes 4pm, Thursday, 23 December 2010
                                                    Labour Day: Monday, 25 October 2010                     Re-opens 9am, Wednesday, 5 January 2011.
                                                    Canterbury Show Day: Friday, 12 November 2010
                                                    Waitangi Day: Sunday, 6 February 2011.
                                                                                                            Note: students may also seek course advice from
                                                    Christmas operation dates and hours:                    the Department or College during this time. For
                                                    Closes 4pm, Thursday, 23 December 2010                  information on course advice refer to page 7.
                                                    Re-opens 9am–4pm, Wednesday, 29 December 2010
                                                    Closes noon, Friday, 31 December 2010
                                                    Re-opens 8am, Wednesday, 5 January 2011.
 Instructions:                                      Instructions:                                           Instructions:
 Go to https://ucstudentweb.canterbury.ac.nz        Phone 364 2555 if you are in the Christchurch calling   Come to the Student Service Centre for personal
 then click on the enrolment link. Follow the       area, 0800 827 748 if you are elsewhere in              assistance. Disabled access is via the concourse.
 instructions to complete your application          New Zealand, or +64 3 364 2555 from overseas.
 online.                                            Assistance is immediate using this option.


International	students	                                International students must bring their
                                                       passports with them when they enrol in person.
                                                                                                             Semester	2	enrolment	
International students may seek academic advice                                                              for	students	not	previously	enrolled	in	2011
                                                       The passport should contain a current student
prior to enrolling in person by contacting the         permit. If the permit is not valid for study at       Students who have not previously enrolled in
relevant College Office (see page 7 for details).      the University of Canterbury, the student must        2011 can start their studies in Semester 2 (S2).
International students have special compliance         apply immediately for a new permit valid for the      The process for enrolling in Semester 2 (S2) is
requirements that must be satisfied prior to           University of Canterbury. The University offers       largely the same as outlined above. International
gaining an enrolment offer (www.canterbury.            an Electronic Permit service for New Zealand          students who have not previously enrolled in 2011
ac.nz/enrol/person.shtml). There is a $100             Immigration for a charge of $75 (2010 fee –           must complete their enrolment in person on the
compliance fee for all international students.         subject to change).                                   Thursday prior to the official course start date
                                                                                                             (see page 5).
International enrolment in person takes place
between 9.00am, Wednesday, 16 February and             Summer	Programme	                                     Students who are already enrolled in 2011 may add
                                                                                                             Semester 2 (S2) courses through the Change of
12 noon, Friday, 18 February 2011 for Semester 1
(S1), Semester 2 (S2) and Whole Year (W) courses.
                                                       enrolment                                             Enrolment process (see page 28).
To complete enrolment, international students          Students who are or have been enrolled in 2010
must go to the Science Lecture Block and attend        courses can enrol in summer courses starting in
                                                       November 2010 (10SU2) and January 2011 (11SU1)
                                                                                                             Other	semester	options
the assigned session listed below.
                                                       by using the online Enrolment system on the           The process for enrolling in other semester
Family name      Date                Time              UC Student Web. Students who were not enrolled        options is largely the same as outlined above.
starting with                                                                                                Completion of enrolment for international
                                                       at UC in 2010 must apply to enrol via the
ABCDE            Wed 16 February     9.00am–noon       Contact Centre on +64 3 364 2555 or freephone         students will take place in the Student Service
FGHIJ            Wed 16 February     noon–4.00pm       0800 VARSITY (827 748). UC reserves the right         Centre on the Thursday prior to the official
KLMNO            Thurs 17 February   9.00am–noon       to cancel a Summer Programme course if the            course start date (see page 5).
PQRST            Thurs 17 February   noon–4.00pm       minimum number of enrolments is not reached.
UVWXYZ           Fri 18 February     9.00am–noon       Students will be notified by the Department/
                                                       School.

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                   4.	Apply	to	enrol	(continued)




                   Documentary	evidence
Enrolment at UC




                   Students who have not previously                      Information can be requested on
                                                                         freephone in NZ 0800 225 252, by emailing
                                                                                                                                Australian	citizens	and	
                   enrolled at the University of                         bdm.nz@dia.govt.nz, or by letter to: Registrar,        permanent	residents
                   Canterbury or who were last                           Births, Deaths and Marriages, PO Box 10526,            Australian citizens must supply documentary
                                                                         Wellington.                                            evidence of their citizenship such as their
                   enrolled before 1990 may be                           Alternatively, students may go to Births, Deaths       Australian birth certificate or passport. Australian
                   requested to supply documentary                       and Marriages, Level 6, NZI House,                     applicants not born in Australia must attach
                                                                         96 Hereford Street, Christchurch and pay by cash,      evidence of citizenship or permanent residence
                   evidence of citizenship or residency                  cheque or EFTPOS. Note: the certificates are not       status. Australian citizens and permanent
                   qualifications.                                       produced immediately; they may take up to two          residents are entitled to domestic status for
                                                                         weeks to be sent out by post.                          the purposes of tuition fees as long as they are
                                                                                                                                residing in New Zealand.
                                                                         At the time of going to print the applicable fee
                   National	Student	Number	                              for birth certificates and marriage certificates
                   (NSN)	                                                was $26 each, with a $5 courier charge.                International	students
                   If you are a tertiary student or NCEA candidate in    If applications are left until the last minute         International students must bring their
                   New Zealand, you will have a National Student         additional costs may be incurred and there             passports with them when they complete
                   Number (NSN). You will need to provide evidence       will be no guarantee that you will receive             enrolment in person. The passport should
                   of your National Student Number (NSN) with            the required documentation in time to meet             contain a current student permit. If the permit
                   your Application to Enrol.                            enrolment deadlines.                                   is not valid for study at the University of
                                                                                                                                Canterbury, the student must apply immediately
                   If the name on your NSN document is different
                   from the name under which you are enrolling,
                                                                         Born	in	the	Cook	Islands,	Niue	or	                     for a new permit that is valid for the University
                                                                         Tokelau                                                of Canterbury and for the length of their course
                   UC will check the documentary evidence of
                                                                                                                                of study. There is a $100 compliance fee for all
                   the change of name (eg, marriage certificate or       New Zealand citizens born in the Cook Islands,
                                                                                                                                international students. Students who apply
                   change of name by deed poll) you have provided.       Niue or Tokelau must supply a New Zealand
                                                                                                                                through UC for renewal of their student visa will
                                                                         passport or a birth certificate that meets the
                                                                                                                                also pay the New Zealand Immigration fee which
                                                                         following requirements:
                   Certified	copies                                                                                             was $75 in 2010.
                                                                         • Cook Islands: full birth certificate with RG6
                   Please do not post original documents as they
                                                                           shoulder number at top left and place of birth
                   will not be returned. Instead, please supply
                   certified copies. Uncertified photocopies will not
                                                                           stated as a place in the Cook Islands.               Programmes	requiring	
                   be accepted.                                          • Niue: a full birth certificate with place of birth   additional	documentation
                                                                           stated as a place in Niue.
                   Certified copies should be on A4 paper and not
                                                                         • Tokelau: a full birth certificate with place of      Some College of Education programmes
                   trimmed to the size of the copied document.
                                                                           birth stated as one of the three islands of          require an application including certified
                   Each copy must be certified as a true copy
                   of the original document by a Justice of the            Tokelau.                                             documentation as part of the award
                   Peace, Solicitor, Notary Public, an official of the                                                          approval process. An application form can
                   institution that issued the original document or      New	Zealand	citizens	by	descent                        be downloaded from
                   your New Zealand school principal.                    New Zealand citizens who are New Zealand               www.education.canterbury.ac.nz
                   You may also bring an original for copying and        citizens by descent may be requested to supply a       You will also be required to send a certified
                   certification to the Student Service Centre.          New Zealand Passport or Certified Copy of Entry        copy of your birth certificate or passport to the
                                                                         in the Register Book of Births kept pursuant           Student Service Centre if you have not studied at
                                                                         to the Citizenship Regulations 1978 with an            the University of Canterbury in the last ten years.
                   New	Zealand	citizens                                  embossing or printed seal impressed over the           Note: If you are applying for a postgraduate
                                                                         signature of the registration officer.                 programme and your degree is not from New
                   Born	in	New	Zealand
                                                                                                                                Zealand you will need to apply to the International
                   New Zealand citizens born in New Zealand
                   may be requested to supply a New Zealand
                                                                         New	Zealand	permanent	                                 Office for Admission Ad Eundem Statum (see page 9).

                   birth certificate or a New Zealand passport.          residents
                   The Christchurch Registrar of Births, Deaths          New Zealand residents who have been granted
                   and Marriages suggest that applicants for birth       permanent residence but are not New Zealand
                   certificates make their applications as early as      citizens must supply certified copies of the
                   possible (ie, do it now). Late December is a bad      biographical data page of their passport which
                   time, and in some cases could see students            shows legal name and date of birth, as well as
                   missing the enrolment deadline.                       the page showing Residence Permit or Returning
                                                                         Resident’s Visa.




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5.	Complete	your	enrolment

Once you have submitted your
                                                        Address, Email and Student Web Policy
Application to Enrol, Colleges,                         Students are required to ensure that the University has their current address (where you are




                                                                                                                                                                    Enrolment at UC
Schools and/or Departments will                         living). This is because important information is sent out during the year. If you move you must
                                                        inform the University of the change of address.
then review your chosen programme
                                                        Prior to completing enrolment UC will use your nominated email address as the main point
and courses and if they are approved                    of contact. For advancing students, the nominated email address will be their student email
you will be sent an Enrolment Offer                     address. If you need to change your email or postal address details at this time, it should be done
                                                        via the Contact Centre.
and a Statement of Fees.                                Once you have accepted your Enrolment Offer and are fully enrolled (ENR status) all contact will
                                                        be through the UC email and web portal. It is a condition of your enrolment, as per the student
                                                        declaration, that all students must read information on their UC Student email/web portal at
Programme	and	course	                                   least once per week, including holiday periods. You are strongly advised to check your email daily.
approval                                                Any changes to your email and postal address at this time must be submitted online. Students
Your choice of programme and courses will be            must check Learn web sites for course information.
reviewed by staff in the appropriate Colleges,          This policy is for your protection and will ensure that you are up-to-date with all requirements
Schools and/or Departments who will mark them           and information from UC. The only exemption from this policy will be if you apply for and are
as either:                                              approved as exempt by the Manager, Admissions and Enrolment.
• Approved                                              Enrolled University of Canterbury students can change their current and permanent/emergency
• Pending (a reason will be given; usually              addresses online through UC Student Web.
  waiting for NCEA or university results,
  limitation of entry or transferring credits)
• Declined (If you wish to discuss your
  options contact the Student Advisor of the
                                                      Instructions on how to complete this process
                                                      and the available methods of payment will be
                                                                                                            Password
  appropriate College. See page 7 for details).       included with the Enrolment Offer (see also           Students obtain their username and password
                                                      UC Fees Policy on page 24).                           when they are issued with their Canterbury Card.
Within 10 days after lodging your application you                                                           Students can obtain or reset their password at
are able to go online and see the current status      If you wish to change any details in the
                                                                                                            https://password.canterbury.ac.nz
of your application. You will receive an email if     Enrolment Offer you should contact the
further documentation is required to support          University immediately, before accepting your
your application.                                     Enrolment Offer, by phoning the Contact Centre        Late	enrolment
Limited entry course applications: Although           on +64 3 364 2555 or freephone                        Late enrolment applies if the student is not
the automated prerequisite check may indicate         0800 VARSITY (827 748), or emailing                   enrolled (ENR status) by the end of the first day
‘Course Approval’, the decision on admission to       enrol@canterbury.ac.nz.                               of the official course start date (see page 5).
the course lies with the School or Department         Students who no longer wish to study at the           Note: the official course start date is the Monday of
concerned.                                            University of Canterbury must follow the              the week in which the course starts, not the day of
                                                      instructions given on how to decline their offer.     the first lecture.
Enrolment	Offer                                       Important note: The student loan option will          The last date to enrol (ENR status) is a final date.
                                                                                                            Late applications will be declined. Students
                                                      depend on the University having received a
Once an Application to Enrol has been fully                                                                 wishing to appeal this date may appeal in writing
                                                      fee authority from StudyLink. If a student has
approved you will be emailed an Enrolment Offer.                                                            to the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Academic) to
This will list your approved programme, courses       indicated payment method as Loan, and the
                                                      University has not received authority from            have their late applications considered.
and site code along with the required fees. As a
student it is your responsibility to check that the   StudyLink, a cash invoice will be sent to the         Late enrolment, if approved, will incur a late
courses and site codes listed on the Enrolment        student. This invoice cannot be changed to loan       enrolment fee of $100 per course (up to a
Offer are correct.                                    until a fee authority is received from StudyLink.     maximum of $200) which is payable prior to
                                                      It is important students contact StudyLink early      enrolment. The late enrolment fee cannot be
You must formally accept the Enrolment                to organise their loans for 2011: freephone in NZ     paid by student loan via StudyLink.
Offer, agree to the enrolment declaration             0800 88 99 00 or go to www.studylink.govt.nz
and either pay the requisite fees or make                                                                   Students should also check pages 12–15 of this
a suitable payment arrangement, before                Once a student is enrolled a confirmation email       handbook for courses and programmes with
you will be officially enrolled. An inward fee        will be sent to the student’s home or student         special application dates.
authority from StudyLink or an acceptance of          email address. This email details how you get
your Enrolment Offer indicating ‘Loan’ as your        your Canterbury Card and timetable information.
payment method are deemed to be a suitable            If students are not enrolled (ENR status) by the
arrangement.                                          end of the first official course start date they
If StudyLink declines or fails to pay your fees       will be considered a late enrolment (see ‘Late
within 14 days from the date of enrolment you         enrolment’ below).
will be liable for payment of the fees.




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                  6.	Pay	your	fees

                   Domestic	tuition	fees	(2010)
                  You will pay two types of fees:                         Domestic	fee	bands	and	subject	placements	(2010)	
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                  tuition fees and non-tuition fees.                      Accountancy                                                  2   Graphic Design                                     3
                                                                          American Studies                                             1   Hazard and Disaster Management                     4
                  The domestic fee bands and tuition fees in              Antarctic Studies                                            4   Health Sciences                                    4
                  this handbook are the 2010 fees. At the time of         Anthropology                                                 1   Higher Education                                   1
                  going to print, the 2011 domestic fee bands and         Applied Psychology                                           3   History                                            1
                  tuition fees had not been confirmed and may             Art Curatorship                                              9   History and Philosophy of Science                  1
                  increase. The 2011 domestic tuition fees will be        Art History                                                  1   Human Interface Technology                         5
                                                                          Art History and Theory                                       1   Human Services                                     1
                  confirmed to students on their Application to
                                                                          Art Theory                                                   1   Information Systems                                6
                  Enrol acknowledgement letter and the Enrolment
                                                                          Astronomy                                                    4   International Law and Politics                     2
                  Offer/statement of fees.                                Audiology                                                    7   Italian                                            1
                  Undergraduate domestic tuition fees only apply          Biochemistry                                                 4   Japanese                                           1
                  to New Zealand permanent residents, Australian          Bioengineering                                               5   Journalism                                         1
                  citizens and Australian permanent residents if          Biological Sciences                                          4   Korean                                             1
                  they are living in New Zealand while studying.          Biosecurity                                                  1   Languages and Culture                              1
                                                                          Biotechnology                                                4   Law                                                2
                  Domestic tuition fees also apply to international       Business Administration                                      2   Linguistics                                        1
                  PhD students (for the PhD only, as long as the          Cellular and Molecular Biology                               4   Management                                         2
                  student is residing within New Zealand on a New         Chemical and Process Engineering                             5   Management Science                                 2
                  Zealand student visa – international fees apply for     Chemistry                                                    4   Maori                                              1
                  all other courses). For postgraduate fees schedules     Child and Family Psychology                                  7   Maori and Indigenous Studies                       1
                  please refer to the Postgraduate Prospectus.            Chinese                                                      1   Mathematical Physics                               4
                                                                          Cinema Studies                                               1   Mathematics                                        9
                  Note: There is no flat fee or fee cap at either
                                                                          Civil Engineering                                            5   Mathematics and Philosophy                         3
                  undergraduate or postgraduate level. You pay for        Classics                                                     1   Mechanical Engineering                             5
                  exactly the courses you choose to take, whether         Communication Disorders                                      7   Mechatronics Engineering                           5
                  that is less or more than 1.0 EFTS.                     Computational and Applied Mathematics                        3   Media and Communication                            1
                                                                          Computer Engineering                                         5   Medical Physics                                    4
                  Undergraduate	domestic	fee	                             Computer Science                                             3   Medical Physics (Clinical)                         4
                                                                          Construction Management                                      5   Microbiology                                       4
                  bands	–	cost	for	1	EFTS	(2010)                          Cultural Studies                                             1   Music                                              3
                   Fee band           Cost for 1 EFTS (NZ$)               Development Studies                                          1   Natural Resources Engineering                      5
                                                                          Diplomacy and International Relations                        1   Pacific Studies                                    1
                    1                  $4,480                             Ecology/Conservation (courses first offered prior to 2005)   8   Painting                                           3
                    2                  $4,742                             Ecology (Other) (courses first offered after 2005)           5   Peace Studies                                      1
                       3               $5,005                             Economics                                                    2   Philosophy                                         1
                                                                          Education (excluding Teacher Education)                      1   Photography                                        3
                       4               $5,197
                                                                          Electrical and Electronic Engineering                        5   Physics                                            4
                       5               $5,623                             Electronics                                                  4   Plant Biology                                      4
                       6               $4,907                             Engineering                                                  5   Political Science                                  1
                                                                          Engineering Geology                                          4   Printmaking                                        3
                       7               $5,585                             Engineering Management                                       5   Psychology                                         3
                       8               $5,395                             Engineering Mathematics                                      5   Religious Studies                                  1
                                                                          English                                                      1   Russian                                            1
                       9               $4,502
                                                                          Environmental Science                                        4   Science and Entrepreneurship                       2
                                                                          European Languages and Culture                               1   Sculpture                                          3
                   Calculating	your	undergraduate	tuition	fees            European Studies                                             1   Seafood Sector: Management and Science             5
                   Each individual course has a fee based on the          European Union Studies                                       1   Social Work                                        1
                   fee band for that subject multiplied by the EFTS       Film                                                         3   Sociology                                          1
                   weighting. Indicative 2010 course fees are listed      Finance                                                      2   Soil Science                                       4
                   in the Course Catalogue. Students are charged          Fine Arts Intermediate (FINT 103)                            3   Spanish                                            1
                   the sum of these fees for the courses taken. For       Fire Engineering                                             5   Sport Coaching                                     1
                                                                          Forestry                                                     5   Statistics                                         9
                   example: You want to enrol in ARTH 103 and
                                                                          Forest Engineering                                           5   Teacher Education                                  1
                   BIOL 111. The EFTS weighting for ARTH 103 is 0.1500
                                                                          French                                                       1   Tertiary Teaching                                  1
                   Art History and Theory is in Band 1 so the tuition     Gender Studies                                               1   Te Reo Maori                                       1
                   fee is $4,480 x 0.1500 = $672 (2010 fee, rounded to    Geography                                                    3   Theatre and Film Studies                           3
                   the nearest dollar). The EFTS weighting for            Geology                                                      4   Transportation Engineering                         5
                   BIOL 111 is 0.1500 Biological Sciences is in Band 4,   German                                                       1   Zoology                                            4
                   so the tuition fee is $5,197 x 0.1500 = $780 (2010
                   fee, rounded to the nearest dollar).                   Special	programmes	(2010)
                   Your total tuition fee for the two courses is
                   $672 + $780 = $1,452 (2010).                           Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies                                      $6,954* (including field trip fee)


                  20          UC Enrolment Handbook 2011
International	tuition	fees	(2010)
International	fee	bands	and	subject	placements	(2010)




                                                                                                                                                                                  Enrolment at UC
Accountancy                               2    Italian                                                 1        Philosophy                                              1
American Studies                          1    Japanese                                                1        Photography                                             3
Antarctic Studies                         4    Journalism                                              1        Physical Education                                      10
Anthropology                              1    Korean                                                  1        Physics                                                 4
Applied Psychology                        3    Languages and Culture                                   1        Plant Biology                                           4
Art Curatorship                           3    Law                                                     12       Political Science                                       1
Art History                               1    Linguistics                                             1        Printmaking                                             3
Art History and Theory                    1    Management                                              2        Psychology                                              3
Art Theory                                1    Management Science                                      2        Religious Studies                                       1
Astronomy                                 4    Maori                                                   1        Russian                                                 1
Audiology                                 7    Maori and Indigenous Studies                            1        Science and Entrepreneurship                            2
Biochemistry                              4    Mathematical Physics                                    4        Sculpture                                               3
Bioengineering                            5    Mathematics                                             3        Seafood Sector: Management and Science                  5
Biological Sciences                       4    Mathematics and Philosophy                              3        Social Work                                             1
Biosecurity                               1    Mechanical Engineering                                  5        Sociology                                               1
Biotechnology                             4    Mechatronics Engineering                                5        Soil Science                                            4
Cellular and Molecular Biology            4    Media and Communication                                 1        Spanish                                                 1
Chemical and Process Engineering          5    Medical Physics                                         4        Sport Coaching                                          10
Chemistry                                 4    Microbiology                                            4        Statistics                                              3
Child and Family Psychology               7    Music                                                   3        Teacher Education                                       10
Chinese                                   1    Natural Resources Engineering                           5        Te Reo Maori                                            3
Cinema Studies                            1    Pacific Studies                                         1        Theatre and Film Studies                                3
Civil Engineering                         5    Painting                                                3        Transportation Engineering                              5
Classics                                  1    Peace Studies                                           1        Zoology                                                 4
Communication Disorders                   7
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Computer Engineering
                                          3
                                          5
                                               International	fee	bands	–	cost	for	1	EFTS	(NZ$)
Computer Science                          3     Fee band                                      Undergraduate                         Postgraduate (Papers)
Construction Management                   5
Cultural Studies                          1      1                                            18,900                                 22,100
Development Studies                       1      2                                            20,300                                 22,100
Diplomacy and International Relations     1
Ecology                                   11     3                                            22,500                                 25,700
Economics                                 2      4                                            24,000                                 28,000
Education (Bachelor of Arts)              1
Education (excluding Teacher Education)   10     5                                            28,300                                 28,900
Electrical and Electronic Engineering     5      7                                            27,200                                 28,000
Electronics                               4
Engineering                               5      10                                           20,100                                 22,100
Engineering Geology                       4      11                                           27,200                                 28,000
Engineering Management                    5
Engineering Mathematics                   5      12                                           22,000                                 25,700
English                                   1
Environmental Science
European Languages and Culture
                                          4
                                          1
                                               Special	programmes	(NZ$)
European Studies                          1     Certificate in Foundation Studies                                                           $18,200
European Union Studies                    1
Film                                      3     Certificate in English for Tertiary Studies                                                 $12,300
Finance                                   2     Study Abroad (flat fee per semester)                                                        $10,400
Fine Arts Intermediate (FINT 103)         3     Study Abroad (flat fee per year)                                                            $20,800
Fire Engineering                          5
Forestry                                  11    MBA fee (15-month programme)                                                                $44,000*
Forest Engineering                        5     Master of Engineering in Management (MEM)                                                   $30,700**
French                                    1
                                                Master	of	Business	Management	(MBM)                                                         $37,000
Gender Studies                            1
Geography                                 3     Postgraduate	Certificate	in	Antarctic	Studies                                               $13,340
Geology                                   4     ANTA	603	Antarctica	Field	Work                                                              $11,000
German                                    1
Graphic Design                            3     Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) – 15 months                     $28,100
Hazard and Disaster Management            4     Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) – 2 years                       $21,700#
Health Sciences                           4     Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary) – 15 months                             $28,100
Higher Education                          1
History                                   1     Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)                                                                  Refer to domestic fees†
History and Philosophy of Science         1    *Additional fees apply – see www.mba.canterbury.ac.nz/about/fees.shtml
Human Interface Technology                5    **Including course fee of $1,760.
Human Services                            1    #Subject to 2010 fees in Year 2 for BTchLn route.
Information Systems                       3    †From 1 January 2008, international students who are residing in New Zealand on an Immigration NZ Student Visa pay the
International Law and Politics            12   domestic fee for the PhD only. International fees apply for all other courses.


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                  6.	Pay	your	fees	(continued)




                  Important	information	about	                           • The international tuition fee for any semester
                                                                           indicator other than Summer Programme
                                                                                                                              • All international PhD students enrolling/
                                                                                                                                re-enrolling in 2011 will pay domestic fees
                  international	tuition	fees                               courses does not cover the fee for Summer            for their PhD thesis only. Students must be
Enrolment at UC




                  The international fee bands and tuition fees in          Programme courses. If international students         residing within New Zealand and be on a NZ
                  this handbook are the 2010 fees. At the time of          wish to take Summer Programme courses                Immigration Student Visa.
                  going to print, the 2011 international fee bands         they are required to pay additional tuition        • US Financial Aid is available to USA students
                  and tuition fees had not been confirmed.                 fees for the course(s) they choose to take.          in the form of the Federal Stafford Loan. The
                  The 2011 international tuition fees will be            • Students who apply for a student visa in             University’s School Code is G22253 (see
                  confirmed to students on their Application               their home country are normally required to          page 6 for contact details).
                  to Enrol acknowledgement letter and the                  provide the New Zealand Immigration Service        • All international students should also read
                  Enrolment Offer/statement of fees.                       with evidence that the tuition fee has been          the fees policy on pages 24–27 as the policies
                                                                           paid. The New Zealand Immigration Service            noted there regarding payment of fees,
                  Calculating	your	tuition	fees	                           will be notified if, due to course change or         course changes, default in payment of fees,
                  Each individual course has a fee based on the            withdrawal, the student’s course no longer           late enrolment fee and refunds apply to all
                  fee band for that subject multiplied by the EFTS         meets the requirements of their student visa.        students, including international students.
                  weighting. Students are charged the sum of             • International students must enrol for a full-      • For further information on international
                  these fees for the courses taken. For example,           time programme of study as a condition of            tuition fees contact Admissions and
                  you want to enrol in ECON 201.                           their student permit and remain full-time,           Enrolment, Student Service Centre,
                  The EFTS weighting for ECON 201 is 0.1833.               ie, a total course weighting for the year of 0.8     phone +64 3 364 2555 or
                  Economics is in Band 2 and ECON 201 is at                EFTS (or 0.4 EFTS for single semester Study          email enrol@canterbury.ac.nz
                  undergraduate level so the tuition fee is $20,300        Abroad students only). Students must not
                  x 0.1833 = $3,721 (2010 fee, rounded to the nearest                                                         • Cultural enrolment is not available for
                                                                           drop to part-time when completing a change
                  dollar). You do not need to do this calculation                                                               International students. Refer page 26,
                                                                           of enrolment. The University is obliged to
                  yourself. Fees for individual courses are all listed                                                          Cultural Enrolment.
                                                                           notify the New Zealand Immigration Service
                  in the Course Catalogue.                                 if a student drops to part-time or completely      • In any academic year, full-fee international
                  Please note:                                             discontinues.                                        students who become permanent residents
                                                                                                                                after they enrol may change to domestic
                  • The international fees quoted are for the            • Degree students must enrol for the full
                                                                                                                                status (fees) provided they produce evidence
                    2010 academic year and are guidelines only.            year. Completion of a degree is the only
                                                                                                                                of their permanent residency permit by the
                    2011 tuition fees will be confirmed on the             circumstance under which degree students
                                                                                                                                last day of lectures for the programme of
                    Application to Enrol acknowledgement                   may enrol and pay only for Semester 1 (S1)
                                                                                                                                study that they are currently enrolled in.
                    letter. All fees include New Zealand Goods             courses. A special dispensation from the
                    and Services Tax. International tuition                Immigration Service will be required.
                    fees must be paid in full for the year at or
                                                                                                                              Late	enrolment	fee
                                                                         • Students commencing study at the start of
                    before enrolment. There is no provision for                                                               Students who have approval to enrol after the
                                                                           Semester 2 (S2), and Study Abroad students
                    payment by instalments.                                                                                   end of the first day of the official course start
                                                                           enrolling in any semester, pay fees for that
                                                                                                                              date (see page 19) are required to pay a
                  • All international students will pay a $100             semester only.
                                                                                                                              non-refundable late enrolment application fee
                    compliance fee at enrolment.                         • Approved reciprocal exchange students              of $105 per course (maximum of $205). The late
                  • There is no flat fee or fee cap at either              covered by a formal exchange agreement pay         enrolment fee cannot be paid by student loan.
                    undergraduate or postgraduate level. You pay           tuition fees to their home university, not to
                    for exactly the courses you choose to take,            the University of Canterbury.
                    whether that is less or more than                    • Australian citizens and permanent residents
                    1.0 EFTS.                                              are entitled to domestic tuition fees as long
                  • Fees are not charged by degree area, but by            as they are residing in New Zealand during
                    subject band. If you are doing a Bachelor of           their studies. Australian citizens cannot
                    Arts and choose to take a Physics course as            access a StudyLink student loan until they
                    part of your programme of study you will pay           have lived in New Zealand for two years.
                    proportionally more for that course because          • Permanent residents cannot access a
                    Physics is in a higher band. If you are doing          StudyLink student loan until they have had
                    a Bachelor of Science and choose to take a             PR status and lived in New Zealand for
                    History course you will pay proportionally less        two years.
                    for that course because History is in a lower
                    band.




                  22        UC Enrolment Handbook 2011
Non-tuition	fees	and	charges	(2011)
Note: At the time of printing the 2011 Enrolment Handbook, these fees were subject to confirmation.




                                                                                                                                                                                          Enrolment at UC
Additional	compulsory	fees	($NZ)	(all	students)
Student Services Levy (all students)                                 $615                   International students
All students includes domestic full-time and part-time students, international students.    International	compliance	fee	(all	international	students,	
Full policy/rebate/lifetime cap information is listed on page 25 of this handbook.          including	those	who	pay	domestic	fees)                                    $100
Distance students living within 50km of the                                                 E-permit                                                                  $75**
Greater Christchurch Metropolitan area                               $615
                                                                                            Medical and travel insurance (international students)                     varies
Distance Students living outside 50km of the
                                                                                            It is compulsory for all international students to have full medical insurance,
Greater Christchurch Metropolitan                                    See page 25            the terms of which are laid down by the New Zealand Ministry of Education.
Students who enrol in first semester only                            $615                   Cost-effective and compliant travel and medical insurance can be purchased
                                                                                            from the University at the time of enrolment. Other options are also possible –
Note: These students can apply for a rebate of $300                                         go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/intstud for more information.
if they do not continue with further study.
                                                                                            Parking/Security
Students who enrol in second semester only                           $307.50
                                                                                            Key deposits/returns                                                       $35
Incoming OSSA international students enrolling for
one semester only                                                    $307.50                Parking Permits are available for a single semester or for a full year.
                                                                                            Prices are set during the annual budget process and the confirmed prices
Students who enrol in summer school only                             $307.50                will be available at www.fm.canterbury.ac.nz/parking/permits.shtml
Distance students with site codes Nelson, Rotorua,                                          Recreation Centre (2010 fees – subject to change)
Tauranga, or New Plymouth                                            $205
                                                                                            Membership                                                                 $120 (2010)
Part-time Education students in selected categories                  See page 25
                                                                                            Membership (early bird rate)                                               $99 (2010)
Cultural only enrolments (refer to the definition of
cultural enrolment on page 26 of this handbook)                      Exempt                 Transcripts/Certificates

STAR students (STAR students are nominated by their                                         Transcript                                                                 $30***
secondary school to attend UC as an extension of their                                      Letter – eligible to graduate                                              $30***
school study)                                                        Exempt                 Letter – conferment of degree                                              $30***
                                                                                            Transcript – additional copies                                             $15
Other	fees	and	charges	($NZ)                                                                Transcript postage (NZ) – Standard post                                    $2
Copying                                                                                     Transcript postage (NZ) – Fast post                                        $3
Copies of final exam scripts                                         $55                    Transcript postage (overseas)                                              $4
Thesis binding – hard binding                                        $45                    Letter postage (NZ) – Standard post                                        $0.55
Enrolment                                                                                   Letter postage (NZ) – Fast post                                            $1.10
Admission Ad Eundem Statum                                           $105                   Letter postage – overseas                                                  $3
Discretionary Entry/Special Admission                                $65                    Replacement of a degree or diploma certificate                             $85
Late enrolment fee ($100 per course – maximum $205)                  $105–$205              Replacement certificate courier handling charges (NZ)                      $25
Instalment payment, deferred or delayed payment fee*                 $105                   Replacement certificate courier handling charges
                                                                                            (Australia)                                                                $55
Course re-instatement fee                                            $105
                                                                                            Replacement certificate courier handling charges
Refund administration fee – domestic
                                                                                            (all other countries)                                                      $85
(including Summer Programme)                                         $105
                                                                                           **New Zealand Immigration 2010 fee. Subject to government change.
International refund (full refund)                                   $515
                                                                                           ***$25 maximum fee applies excluding additional copies and postage
International refund (partial if >$1000)                             $205                  Note: GST is inclusive at the applicable rate. If the New Zealand Government increases
Transfer of Credit                                                   $65                   the GST rate after publication of the 2011 Enrolment Handbook, the published cost will
Cultural enrolments irrespective of other enrolments                                       increase by this amount.
(per course)                                                         $310
Replacement Canterbury Card                                          $35
Examinations
Reconsideration of grades (per subject)                              $55
Examinations sat in NZ but out of home city
(1 fee per venue)                                                    $85
Examinations sat outside of NZ (1 fee per venue)                     $105
Photocopy of examination script (per subject)                        $55
Special exam supervision per hour                                    $20
*special application required

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                  6.	Pay	your	fees	(continued)




                  UC	Fees	Policy                                            Financial	implications	of	changing	your	programme		
                                                                            or	courses
Enrolment at UC




                  Payment	of	tuition	fees	                                  Students should always check if a course change will result in additional fees and check the
                  Payment of fees can be made:                              payment method with Enrolment, Fees or Financial Services staff before making their course
                  • In person (cash, cheque, credit card or                 change. The rules that apply are:
                    EFTPOS)                                                 • Students who paid by cash at enrolment must pay within 14 days of receiving a notification
                  • By post (cheque)                                          of change. Please note any student loan authority from StudyLink will automatically override
                  • Online (Visa/Mastercard only)                             the cash system.
                  • Other agent (important: see below)                      • Students who paid by cash at enrolment and wish to change to a student loan: UC must
                                                                              receive a StudyLink fee authority before students make their change of enrolment.
                  • Full payment student loan (note: StudyLink
                    is a payment option. The student is liable              • Students who used a student loan to pay their fees at enrolment will have any additional
                    for fees if StudyLink declines payment. It is             fees automatically deducted from their student loan account.
                    the student’s responsibility to check with              • Students who paid by student loan at enrolment and wish to change to cash for additional
                    StudyLink on eligibility for a student loan)              fees must notify Student Finance staff before making their course change.
                  • Part student loan/part other payment                    • Students who have a student allowance and/or loan and wish to discontinue a course
                    method (note: StudyLink is a payment option.              should immediately advise StudyLink of any change that will affect their full-time status and
                    The student is liable for fees if StudyLink               check with a Financial Services Student Loan Officer.
                    declines payment. It is the student’s                   • Students who wish to completely withdraw from their programme of study must do so
                    responsibility to check with StudyLink on                 officially by completing the online change of enrolment procedure outlined on page 28. The
                    eligibility for a student loan).                          date of discontinuation will be the date the change is submitted. Students cannot discontinue
                  You are not officially enrolled until your tuition          courses after the final discontinuation dates listed on page 5. (See also ‘Final date to withdraw
                  fees are paid or suitable payment arrangements              from courses (no refund)’ on page 28).
                  have been made. Acceptance of your Enrolment
                  Offer indicating ‘Loan’ as your payment method
                  is deemed to be a suitable arrangement. There
                  is no provision for payment by instalments. You         Default	in	payment	of	tuition	fees                     If a student pays the tuition fee by a cheque
                  will not be eligible for a Canterbury Card or sent                                                             which is subsequently dishonoured the student’s
                                                                          If a student accepts their Enrolment Offer
                  distance materials until you are enrolled (ENR                                                                 enrolment will be cancelled. The student will
                                                                          indicating ‘Loan’ and StudyLink declines or fails
                  status).                                                                                                       remain liable for the debt.
                                                                          to pay the student’s tuition fees within 14 days
                                                                          from the date of enrolment/course change, the          Cancellation of enrolment or sanction for debt
                  Payment	of	fees	by	other	agent                          student will be liable for payment of the tuition      will have the following consequences for the
                  Note: The student is liable for all fees if the other   fees within 14 days.                                   student:
                  agent declines payment.                                 If a student, who accepted their Enrolment Offer       • liability for the debt will be noted on the
                  TIA                                                     indicating ‘Loan’ and used a student loan to pay         student’s record
                  Students must provide a Hologram letter                 for all or part of their fees, discontinues from all   • examination results will not be released
                  from WINZ specifying the amount and date of             study or cancels the student loan with StudyLink       • conferment of degree or diploma will be
                  payment and forward this to Financial Services,         before StudyLink has paid fees to the University         withheld
                  Student Service Centre.                                 of Canterbury, the student will be liable for
                                                                                                                                 • transfers to other institutions will not be
                                                                          payment of the tuition fees within 14 days.
                  Scholarship                                                                                                      actioned
                                                                          If the student discontinues within the full tuition
                  The Scholarships Office or Department issuing                                                                  • re-enrolment will not be permitted
                                                                          fee refund dates they will be invoiced for the
                  the scholarship must forward confirmation of            $100 administration fee, any relevant compulsory       • StudyLink will be advised for student
                  scholarship to Financial Services, Student Service      or course costs, and are liable for the payment of       allowance/loan purposes
                  Centre.                                                 that invoice within 14 days.                           • Immigration NZ will be advised for
                  Sponsorship                                                                                                      international students.
                                                                          Cancellation of a loan at StudyLink does
                  The sponsor must provide a letter specifying the        not cancel your enrolment at UC or your fee            These restrictions will apply until the
                  name and address of the student and amount              liability – see ‘Financial implications of changing    outstanding debt is paid.
                  sponsor is paying and forward this to Financial         your programme or courses’ above.
                  Services, Student Service Centre.
                                                                          Any default or delay in payment of tuition/            Late	enrolment	fee
                  Staff Fee Waiver                                        compulsory fees will result in the stopping            Students who have approval to enrol after the
                  The Remission of Fees form must be completed            of all services to the student, such as                end of the first day of the official course start
                  and forwarded to Financial Services.                    Canterbury Card, IT and Library services. The          date (see page 19) are required to pay a non-
                                                                          restrictions will apply until the fee is paid.         refundable late enrolment application fee of $105
                                                                          If a student fails to pay any tuition fee invoice      per course (maximum of $205). The fee can not
                                                                          within the due date, the student’s enrolment will      be paid by Student Loan.
                                                                          be cancelled. The student will remain liable for
                                                                          the debt.


                  24         UC Enrolment Handbook 2011
Citizenship	fee	policy                                   All distance students living within 50km of the       Exemptions
                                                         greater Christchurch Metropolitan area will pay
Ministry of Education Rule ENR011:                                                                             Cultural-only enrolment students (see definition
                                                         the full $615 Student Services Levy unless they
New Zealand permanent residents and Australian                                                                 of cultural enrolment on page 28 of this




                                                                                                                                                                       Enrolment at UC
                                                         are eligible for a rebate under the part-time
citizens or Australian permanent residents who                                                                 handbook) and STAR students (STAR students are
                                                         Education student category (see below).
are not currently residing in New Zealand are                                                                  nominated by their secondary school to attend
not classified as domestic students. Therefore if        Policy details relating to remote students can be     UC as an extension of their school study) are also
you come under the above citizenship category            accessed at www.canterbury.ac.nz/ucpolicy             exempt. There are no other exemptions.
and are not residing while studying within New
Zealand you will be classified as an international       Single	semester	students                              Medical/Special	refund
student and incur international fees.                    Students enrolling only in first semester courses     If a student completely discontinues and has
                                                         will pay the full levy of $615 and should they        approval for a 50% medical refund then a 50%
Student	Services	Levy                                    not continue with further study may apply
                                                         for a rebate at the end of that semester. An
                                                                                                               rebate of the Student Services Levy will apply.
All students will pay a headcount Student
Services Levy of $615.
                                                         application for the rebate of $307.50 will be         Postgraduate	suspension
                                                         required and a requirement of the rebate is that
                                                                                                               If a postgraduate student receives approval for
                                                         the UC Canterbury Card must be surrendered
All	students                                             (refer to Rebate application form/process below).
                                                                                                               a retrospective suspension no rebate will apply.
                                                                                                               However if a postgraduate student receives
All students includes domestic full-time and             Students enrolling in second semester who have        approval in advance for a suspension a rebate
part-time students, international students               not already enrolled in the first semester will pay   will be applied on a pro-rata monthly basis.
including international students who pay                 a levy of $307.50.
domestic fees.
                                                         OSSA International Students enrolling for one         Recreation	centre
Annual	and	lifetime	cap                                  semester will pay a levy of $307.50.                  The Student Services Levy does not entitle
                                                         Summer school students will pay a levy of             students to membership of the RecCentre. Such
The Student Services Levy will be capped in any
                                                         $307.50, depending on their enrolment status in       membership will incur an additional charge
one year of study at the full year levy of $615. The
                                                         the preceding or following semesters.                 which is also not entitled to be charged to a
levy has a lifetime cap equivalent to paying the
                                                                                                               student loan. The levy will however cover the
full year levy for five years (ie, five years of study
at $615 per annum). For students who receive a           Complete	withdrawal	within		                          healthy lifestyle activities currently undertaken
                                                         full	tuition	fee	refund	period                        by the RecCentre.
rebate, the lifetime cap will not apply until the
equivalent of five years of study at the full year       If students completely withdraw from courses
levy has been paid.
                                                                                                               Rebate	application	form/process
                                                         within the first two weeks of the semester
                                                         (the tuition fee refund period), the levy will be     A rebate application form for categories of
Distance/Remote	students                                 rebated, an application will be required and the      students listed above will be available for
                                                         UC Canterbury Card must be surrendered (refer         download online at www.canterbury.ac.nz/enrol/
There will be a rebate for distance students
                                                         to Rebate application form/process below). The        fees/non_tuition.shtml or to collect from the
enrolling in site codes N (Nelson), R (Rotorua), T
                                                         rebate will be $510 meaning that these students       Student Service Centre.
(Tauranga) or Y (New Plymouth) who are unable
to access University services of the nature and          will have paid a non-rebatable levy of $105.          Any rebate must be applied for and received
type covered by the levy whether provided by                                                                   by UC before 30 October 2011. If applications
the University or by arrangement with another            Part-time	Education	students		                        are incomplete students will be advised on
provider. It must be noted, however, that this is        in	selected	categories                                requirements by email. Students will be advised
not based on whether the student chooses to                                                                    of the rebate application decision by email.
                                                         Part-time Education students who are enrolled
use the services.                                        in an award offered through the UC College of         Evidence will be required for students enrolled
The rebate will be $410 meaning that these               Education and who work as an educator for             under site code D who live outside 50km of the
students will pay a Student Services Levy of             12.5 hours or more per week during school terms       Greater Christchurch Metropolitan area. Evidence
$205. For students studying in Nelson, Rotorua,          in a registered child care centre or school will      will be required for part-time education students
Tauranga or New Plymouth the rebate will be              receive a rebate of $410. Such part-time students     in selected categories. Details of acceptable
automatically applied.                                   are likely to be principals, teachers, early          evidence will be on the application form.
For distance students enrolling in site code D,          childhood educators, learning support teachers,       Students applying for a rebate under the
the rebate will only apply if they live outside of       special education professionals furthering their      categories of distance or part-time Education
50km of the Greater Christchurch Metropolitan            education. An application will be required and        in selected categories should apply at the same
area. In such circumstances an application will          these students will pay $205 (refer to Rebate         time as applying to enrol so the rebate can be
be required (refer to Rebate application form/           application form/process below).                      processed prior to the enrolment offer/invoice
process below).                                                                                                being produced. The full $615 levy will be
                                                                                                               charged until such time as a rebate application
                                                                                                               has been submitted and approved.




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                  6.	Pay	your	fees	(continued)




                  Refund	policy                                         International	students                                  Late	applications	for	refunds	
                  You may be eligible for a refund of your tuition      Tuition fee refunds for international students          The only applications for refund or remission of
                  fees if you:                                          that exceed $3,500 will be subject to a checking        tuition fees which will be considered after the
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                                                                        process by Student Financial Services before the        dates listed are those arising from:
                  1. withdraw from a complete programme of
                                                                        refund can be released. Original payment source         • Medical reasons – a medical certificate
                     study or change to a reduced programme by
                                                                        will be checked.                                          must be supplied which briefly describes
                     the second Friday from the official course
                     start date (except for summer courses and          Refunds will normally be made to the overseas             the student’s situation and supports their
                     other short courses, field trips and teaching      bank account from which the original fees                 withdrawal.
                     practices) or                                      remittance was received or to another registered        • Exceptional circumstances (not of the
                                                                        New Zealand educational institution.                      student’s making) – independent evidence
                  2. withdraw from a Summer Programme course
                     by the first Friday from the official course       The administration fee for a refund of tuition            must be supplied.
                     start date (except for field trips and teaching    fees for full-fee paying international students         Normally students must completely withdraw
                     practices, see below) or                           is $515 (full refund) or $205 (partial refund in        from their studies to be eligible for consideration
                                                                        excess of $1,000). For international students this      for a late refund – applications will not normally
                  3. are writing a thesis and withdraw from a
                                                                        replaces the normal administration fee of $105.         be approved where the student remains in a full-
                     complete course of study or change to a
                                                                        Course materials are non-refundable.                    time or reduced programme of study.
                     reduced programme by the second Friday
                     from your official course start date.              An international student’s tuition fees paid in         Applications for refund or remission of tuition
                                                                        advance of enrolment will be refunded if the            fees after the refund date citing either medical
                  Please refer to page 5 for official course start
                                                                        student is unable to complete enrolment and a           reasons or exceptional circumstances must
                  dates and other relevant dates.
                                                                        refund is requested.                                    be made in writing, in the first instance, to
                  There is no refund once a field trip or teaching
                                                                        In any academic year, full-fee international            Admissions and Enrolment, Student Service
                  practice has commenced.
                                                                        students who become permanent residents                 Centre. Applications must be lodged within
                  An administration fee of $105 will be charged to      after they enrol may change to domestic status          the calendar year of the relevant study. If a
                  domestic students who completely withdraw             (fees) provided they produce evidence of their          medical/exceptional circumstances refund is
                  (international students see opposite). If you         permanent residency permit by the last day of           approved, the maximum amount is 50% of the
                  authorised payment through an automatic               lectures for the programme of study that they           non-refundable portion of the tuition fee. If a
                  payment from your student loan the refund of          are currently enrolled in.                              medical refund is approved and the student has
                  your tuition fees must be paid back to your loan                                                              completely discontinued 50% of the Student
                  account at StudyLink.                                 Summer	Programme	and	short	courses                      Services Levy will be refunded in this process.
                  Course materials are non-refundable.                  A refund is available for a student who officially      Course materials are non-refundable and will
                                                                        withdraws from a Summer Programme course                not be considered in this process.
                  Postgraduate	students                                 by the first Friday from the official course start      An administration fee of $105 may apply.
                  Students who submit a thesis and who have             date (except for field trips and teaching practices).
                                                                                                                                Backdating of course withdrawal by Colleges/
                  completed the minimum required period of              There is no refund provision for students once
                                                                                                                                Schools/Departments is for academic purposes
                  enrolment will be eligible for a partial refund       they have commenced the field trip component
                                                                                                                                only and, if approved, does not constitute a
                  of fees from the end of the month in which the        of any summer course or teaching practice. The
                                                                                                                                tuition fee refund.
                  thesis is submitted.                                  days are taken from the official listed start date
                  For PhD students starting during the year,            of the course.
                  the two-week refund date applies from their           An administration fee of $105 will be charged if        Cultural	enrolment
                  official approved start date. For PhD students re-    a student completely withdraws from Summer              Cultural enrolment (if approved) allows
                  enrolling, the two-week refund date applies from      Programme study.                                        students to attend lectures without completing
                  their enrolment anniversary date.                     The only applications for a refund of tuition           assessment or receiving degree credit. Cultural
                  For master’s thesis students with an official         fees which will be considered after the periods         enrolment in courses is subject to places being
                  approved start date the two-week refund date          listed above will be those arising from medical         available and the approval of the relevant
                  applies from that date. For master’s students         or exceptional circumstances (not of the                department. Cultural enrolment is not available
                  with an official approved start date who are re-      student’s making) as per the ‘Late applications         to international students.
                  enrolling the two-week refund date applies from       for refunds’ policy (see below).                        There is a fee of $310 per course (irrespective
                  their enrolment anniversary date.                                                                             of other enrolments) for Cultural enrolment.
                  For master’s thesis students with no official start                                                           Cultural-only enrolment does not permit
                  date the two-week refund date applies from                                                                    students to have a Canterbury Card, Library or
                  1 March or 1 August.                                                                                          IT (computer) access. If Cultural students wish
                                                                                                                                to join the library a fee will apply. Cultural-only
                                                                                                                                enrolment students are exempt from the Student
                                                                                                                                Services Levy .
                                                                                                                                After the tuition fee refund dates, students
                                                                                                                                may not change the degree code of a course to
                                                                                                                                Cultural. In these cases we advise students to
                                                                                                                                discontinue the course and attend as Cultural
                                                                                                                                without this being recorded in the system.



                  26        UC Enrolment Handbook 2011
Canterbury	Card
Once you are an enrolled student for 2011 at           Distance	and	regional	campus	students                 Loss	or	damage




                                                                                                                                                                   Enrolment at UC
the University of Canterbury you may receive
                                                       Distance students resident in Christchurch must       For safety and security do not let others use
a Canterbury Card (student ID card). This bears
                                                       attend in person to obtain a Canterbury Card, as      your Canterbury Card. If you lose or damage
your photograph, name and student number.
                                                       above.                                                your Canterbury Card you will need to pay for
Students must be enrolled (ENR status) before
                                                       UC has adopted the Department of Internal             a replacement card at Student Finance
a card can be issued. It is your university ID
                                                       Affairs NZ Passport Standards for passport            (Student Service Centre) and then go to the
and library card, and it allows after-hours door
                                                       photos required for the Canterbury Card. For          Card Coordinator in the Student Service Centre
access (where necessary). You can deposit funds
                                                       more information go to www.dia.govt.nz                for a new card.
in your Canterbury Card account and use these
for photocopying, telephones, and computer             First-year at UC distance and regional campus         Distance students: if you lose your Canterbury
charges.                                               students must supply a passport photo that has        Card please email card@canterbury.ac.nz
UC has adopted the Department of Internal              on the back the statement ‘Certified as a true
                                                       and correct likeness of [the student’s full name]’,   Terms	and	conditions
Affairs NZ Passport Standards for passport
photos required for the Canterbury Card. For           as well as the date, signature and designation        The Canterbury Card remains the property of
more information go to www.dia.govt.nz                 of a Justice of the Peace, school principal or        the University of Canterbury. The University
                                                       solicitor, and the certifier’s official stamp if      of Canterbury reserves the right to cancel or
You should carry your Canterbury Card with you
                                                       available. UC cannot accept electronic photos.        confiscate the Canterbury Card.
whenever you are on campus.
                                                       Your Canterbury Card and your UC username will
There is no fee for the first card, however a $35
                                                       be posted to you a few days after application,
fee is charged for any replacement.
                                                       along with instructions on how to create your
You can get your Canterbury Card from the              own unique UC password. Your UC username
Student Service Centre until Friday 7 January 2011.    will stay the same through any subsequent
From Monday 10 January through to Friday 4             enrolments at the University of Canterbury.
March 2011, cards will be processed in the UCSA
                                                       To receive a Canterbury Card, advancing distance
Building.
                                                       students must apply via email to
To receive their Canterbury Card, advancing            card@canterbury.ac.nz, and provide their
students must produce photo ID in the form             student number and a four-digit PIN. UC will
of a previous student ID, a driver’s licence or a      use the student’s previous photo. If advancing
passport.                                              students want an updated photo they will need
First year at UC students must produce photo           to supply this as per the rules for first-year
ID. Acceptable photo evidence is a passport            students, above.
or driver’s licence. If neither is available UC        UC distance students, in addition to having
requires a passport photo that has on the back         access to services of the UC Library
the statement ‘Certified as a true and correct         (see http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/distance/
likeness of [the student’s full name]’, as well as     index.shtml), can use their Canterbury Card to
the date, signature and designation of a Justice       join up for reciprocal undergraduate borrowing
of the Peace, school principal or solicitor, and the   privileges at any of the ULANZ participants (all
certifier’s official stamp if available. UC cannot     New Zealand university libraries except Auckland
accept electronic photos.                              University). For more details go to
                                                       http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/ services/borrow_
UC	username	and	password                               otherlibs.shtml.
When students get their Canterbury Card they           All students can add funds to their Canterbury
will receive a UC username and password.               Card account using a credit card online.
Students can obtain or reset their password at
https://password.canterbury.ac.nz




                                                                                                                  UC Enrolment Handbook 2011                  27
                  7.	Change	of	enrolment

                  If, once you have completed
                  enrolment, you wish to change your                      Final	date	to	withdraw	from	courses	(no	refund)
                                                                          • The final withdrawal date (no fees refund) for Semester 1 is 30 April 2011.
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                  programme of study or courses you                       • The final withdrawal date (no fees refund) for Whole Year courses is 30 June 2011.
                  must follow the formal change of                        • The final withdrawal date (no fees refund) for Semester 2 courses is 31 August 2011.
                  enrolment process. UC does not                          • The final withdrawal date (no fees refund) for Cross Year, Anytime Start and courses six weeks
                                                                            or more not covered above (excluding summer courses and short courses) is six weeks from
                  operate a course ‘swap’ system, only                      the official course start date.
                  additions and deletions. Changing                       • The final withdrawal date (no fees refund) for Summer Programme courses and short courses
                  or withdrawing from your courses                          of six weeks or more is the second Friday after the official course start date.
                                                                          • The final withdrawal date for Summer Programme courses and short courses of less than six
                  may also have implications for                            weeks is the first Friday after the official course start date.
                  your fees.                                              • There is no provision to withdraw from a teaching practice or field trip once the course has
                                                                            commenced.
                                                                          See page 5 for a full list of semester indicator and refund dates.
                  Discontinuations
                  A student will be officially discontinued from a
                  course once a Change of Enrolment is submitted.
                  Tuition fee refunds will be processed using the       Procedures	for	changing	your	                             Using your UC username and password,
                                                                                                                                  log on to UC Student Web at
                  date that the discontinuation on the Change of        programme	or	courses	                                     https://ucstudentweb.canterbury.ac.nz.
                  Enrolment was submitted. Discontinuations will
                                                                        Before making a course change please check to             Click on the Enrolment link. Select the ‘Change’
                  not be accepted after the final discontinuation
                                                                        see if you will be liable for additional fees and         button and then follow the instructions.
                  dates.
                                                                        make sure that you have made provision to                 Ensure you click the Submit button.
                                                                        pay any additional fees. For more information
                  Additions                                             refer to pages 20–26 or contact Admissions and
                                                                                                                                  Once your change of enrolment has been
                                                                                                                                  approved you will be emailed a notification of
                  A student will be officially enrolled in an           Enrolment staff, Student Service Centre (refer to
                                                                                                                                  change to your student email address. You will
                  additional course once the Change of Enrolment        contact details on page 6).
                                                                                                                                  also be able to view and accept this online on UC
                  has been submitted and approved. Once the
                                                                                                                                  Student Web.
                  addition has been submitted and approved              Changing	your	programme	and		
                  the student becomes liable for the tuition fee        courses	on	the	web                                        You can find a computer in the following student
                  relating to the additional course on the Change                                                                 workrooms:
                                                                        Students can use computers in the student
                  of Enrolment.                                                                                                   Cave:      Engineering Library
                                                                        workrooms or any computer off campus that has
                                                                                                                                  Crypt:     Erskine Building Basement
                                                                        web access to submit a change of enrolment.
                                                                                                                                  Maclab: Level 1, Central Library
                  No	swaps	or	transfers                                 You will need to know your UC username and                           (by bicycle stands)
                  The University does not operate a course swap or      password. Your username is printed on your                Den:       Level 2, Central Library
                  transfer system.                                      Canterbury Card and your password is given to             Loft:      Level 5, Central Library
                                                                        you after you collect your Canterbury Card.               Vaults:    Commerce Basement
                  Students must check when making a change of
                                                                        If you forget your password please go to the              Dock:      Level 1, Law Building
                  enrolment (adding courses) that they have the
                                                                        ICT Service Desk, Level 2, Central Library, or at the     Kotuku: Level 1, Kotuku Building,
                  correct course details, especially the correct site
                                                                        Education Library (Dovedale site). If you are                        College of Education
                  codes for distance students (see table below).
                                                                        a distance student, phone
                  Site	codes                                            +64 3 364 2060 or email ictservicedesk@
                                                                        canterbury.ac.nz
                   Code        Description
                   C           Christchurch, on-campus
                                                                          Change of enrolment is for any change to
                   D           Distance                                   your programme of study or courses once
                   N           Nelson                                     you have accepted your enrolment offer
                   R           Rotorua                                    and are ENR Status.
                   T           Tauranga                                   There is no late enrolment fee for change of
                   Y           New Plymouth                               enrolment.
                   O           Off-campus (TAFS)




                  28        UC Enrolment Handbook 2011
  Important	–	please	note
                                                                                  • If you are a final-year student and change your programme of study
  • Changes to your programme of study may affect your fees. You are




                                                                                                                                                                      Enrolment at UC
                                                                                    it is your responsibility to check that your programme of study will
    advised to check whether there are any financial implications to
                                                                                    still meet degree requirements, including the requirements listed in
    any proposed change to your programme of study with Admissions
                                                                                    the schedule to the regulations for the degree. If you are unsure of the
    and Enrolment staff, Student Service Centre. Students who have
                                                                                    academic implications of your proposed change or withdrawal you
    authorised fees payment direct from their loan and who incur
                                                                                    are advised to consult the appropriate Academic Manager or Student
    additional tuition fees during the year will have the additional fee
                                                                                    Advisor.
    automatically deducted from their loan account, unless the student
    notifies Financial Services otherwise. If you paid your fees using a          • If you wish to add a course after the due date you require permission
    student loan, any refund will be sent back to StudyLink to credit your          from the Head of Department. If you wish to discontinue a course
    student loan account.                                                           after the due date you must gain the permission of the appropriate
                                                                                    College Office. Application forms are available from the Admissions
  • If you are enrolled in a course after the final date to withdraw with a
                                                                                    and Enrolment Office, Student Service Centre.
    full tuition fee refund (refer to page 5) you are liable for the fees for
    that course even if you subsequently discontinue it.                          • Backdating of course withdrawal by departments or the University is
                                                                                    for academic purposes only. A separate application must be made for
  • There may be other student loans and allowances implications of any
                                                                                    refund of tuition fees after the listed dates – see ‘Late applications for
    change you make. If you are in any doubt check with StudyLink.
                                                                                    refunds’ on page 26.
                                                                                  See also ‘Fees’ and ‘Academic Progress’ regulations in the UC Calendar for
                                                                                  financial and academic implications of changes.



Changing	or	withdrawing	from	a	                        Procedures	for	withdrawal	and	                         International	students
Summer	Programme	course                                discontinuation                                        International students are required by the New
• The final withdrawal date (no fees refund)                                                                  Zealand Immigration Service to maintain a
  for Summer Programme courses and short               Withdrawing	from	your	courses	or	                      full-time study load while holding a student
  courses of six weeks or more is the second           complete	discontinuation                               visa. International students who discontinue
  Friday after the official course start date.                                                                all courses must report to the New Zealand
                                                       If you wish to withdraw from one or more               Immigration Service because they are no longer
• The final withdrawal date for Summer                 courses or completely discontinue your studies         entitled to a student visa. UC will notify the New
  Programme courses and short courses of less          you must follow the online change of enrolment         Zealand Immigration Service if a student drops
  than six weeks is the first Friday after the         procedure. It is important that you withdraw           to part-time study or completely discontinues.
  official course start date.                          officially because, if you fail to do so, it will
Because of the intensive nature of Summer              be assumed that you are still enrolled in the
Programme courses it is not possible to change         course. Fees will be charged accordingly and
a course after this date. The days are taken from      your eligibility to re-enrol may be affected. Your
the official listed course start date of the course.   academic record will also register a failing grade
You must follow the formal change of enrolment         for the course.
process. See also the Refund Policy on page 26.        Verbal notification to a College, School or
                                                       Department, an email, or a phone call to
Changing	field	trips	or	teaching	                      the University is not acceptable for official
practices                                              discontinuation of courses. Students must
For field trips or teaching practices there is         go online to UC Student Web to officially
no change provision once the course has                discontinue courses. The dates listed on page 5
commenced. Students who withdraw from                  also apply to complete discontinuations.
a teaching practice must inform the College            Notification by the student to Studylink
of Education Academic Manager or relevant              does not action any discontinuation from UC
Associate Dean.                                        courses.
                                                       In extreme circumstances a concise, signed letter
Notification	of	change                                 is acceptable for complete withdrawal and will
Once your change of enrolment has been                 be acted on – the withdrawal date will be the UC
approved you will be emailed a notification of         official receipt date of the letter. Letters can be
the change to your student email address.              sent to Admissions and Enrolment,
                                                       Student Service Centre, University of Canterbury,
                                                       Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140,
                                                       New Zealand or faxed to +64 3 364 2174.




                                                                                                                    UC Enrolment Handbook 2011                   29
                  8.	Start	at	UC

                  Once you have your Canterbury                         Off-campus students may find themselves in the        resources such as library articles and online
                                                                        situation where they wish to make contact via         courses. For more information on obtaining
                  Card you can join the Health Centre                   phone or email with the Health Centre for advice,     your Canterbury Card, and UC username and
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                  and the RecCentre, access a range                     for example regarding aegrotats or medical            password, please follow the instructions
                                                                        certificates. And, of course, if they are in, or      provided with your enrolment confirmation.
                  of campus services including                          happen to visit Christchurch they are welcome to
                  the Library, and commence your                        use the Health Centre services.                       Student	email	and	computer	use	policy
                                                                        For more information about the Health Centre’s        All students receive a UC student email account
                  programme of study.                                   services, opening times and charges, go to www.       once enrolment is complete. It is important that
                                                                        canterbury.ac.nz/healthcentre                         you check this email account on a regular basis,
                  Health	Centre                                                                                               as important UC information will be sent to your
                  As a UC student you will be able to access high       International	students	health	policy                  UC email address. All students must read and
                  quality services which are heavily subsidised at      Most international students are not entitled to       follow the Computer Use Policy and Procedures
                  the campus clinic. Your costs will be even	less       publicly funded health services while in New          document which can be found in the UC Policy
                  if you join the clinic by completing the clinic       Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during      Library: www.canterbury.ac.nz/ucpolicy
                  enrolment form – filling	out	the	form costs           your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of   For further information visit the Ready Set Go
                  nothing except a few minutes of your time.            that treatment (full details on entitlements to       website: www.icts.canterbury.ac.nz/readysetgo
                  Being enrolled at the Univesity of Canterbury         publicly funded health services are available from    or contact the ICT Service Desk:
                  does not automatically enrol you at the               the Ministry of Health, www.moh.govt.nz).             ICT Service Desk
                  University’s Health Centre even though you have       For this reason, all international students must      Level 2 Central Library, Ilam site and
                  paid the compulsory Student Services Levy.            have appropriate and current medical and travel       Education Library, Dovedale site
                  The campus Health Centre is a Royal NZ College        insurance approved before they can enrol and          Phone +64 3 364 2060
                  of General Practitioners Cornerstone Accredited       study at the University of Canterbury. This is a      Email ictservicedesk@canterbury.ac.nz
                  Practice. This means the clinic has proven that all   requirement of the New Zealand Government.
                  aspects of its service meet the highly demanding
                  standards set by the College of GPs.
                                                                        If students have not purchased approved               UC	Sport	and	Recreation
                                                                        insurance in advance, they will be required
                                                                                                                              Staying	fit	and	healthy	can	improve	your	
                  To join/enrol with the Health Centre:                 to purchase the default insurance policy,
                                                                                                                              chances	of	academic	success,	helping	to	keep	
                  1. Go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/healthcentre            ‘Studentsafe–University’ at enrolment. Details
                                                                                                                              you	focused,	lower	your	stress	levels	and	keep	
                  2. Print off the Patient Enrolment Form and fill it   about ‘Studentsafe–University’ and other
                                                                                                                              yourself	in	good	shape.	UC	is	committed	to	
                     out                                                approved policies can be found at
                                                                                                                              providing	low-cost,	safe	and	enjoyable	exercise	
                                                                        www.canterbury.ac.nz/intstud/insurance
                  3. Post it to the Health Centre, University of                                                              opportunities	for	students.
                     Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch                                                               For	those	who	enjoy	exercising	through	sport,	
                     8140, New Zealand or drop it into the Health       Learning	Resources                                    UC	Sport	&	Recreation	operates	a	number	of	
                     Centre, which is located in the car park by the    As a University of Canterbury student you have        sport	leagues	(social,	social-competitive	and	
                     UCSA Building.                                     access to a range of resources to assist with your    competitive)	as	well	as	the	Sport	Science	Centre	
                  The Ministry of Health requires that the Health       learning and research. Examples of resources          for	higher	level	athlete	testing	and	conditioning.
                  Centre can not accept electronic signatures.          include: library catalogues, databases and            For	those	who	enjoy	exercising	at	the	gym,	
                  Therefore emailed forms are not acceptable.           journals; Online courses and materials; student       UC	Sport	&	Recreation	also	operates	the	very	
                                                                        email and calendaring; dedicated learning spaces      popular	student	gym	–	the	UC	RecCentre.		It’s	
                  If you wish you can use the Health Centre as a
                                                                        and computer workrooms; secure personal               conveniently	located	on	campus,	and	has	all	the	
                  casual patient (not an enrolled patient), but it
                                                                        file storage space; free Internet allowances          amenities	you’d	enjoy	at	a	commercial	gym	and	
                  will not be as cheap for your medical care.
                                                                        each semester; wireless access; print and copy        more,	at	a	fraction	of	the	price	(see	page	24).	
                  Services at the clinic include full GP services       services.                                             Most	services	are	free	with	your	membership	
                  (eg, emergency care and accident care, medical
                                                                                                                              –	cardio	equipment,	weights,	general	exercise	
                  consultations, minor surgery, travel advice,          UC	username	and	password                              programmes,	group	fitness	(including	Zumba),	
                  medicals, specialist referrals), nurse clinics
                                                                        You need to know your UC username and                 plus	there	is	a	sports	hall	for	casual	basketball	
                  (eg, health education, contraceptive advice,
                                                                        password in order to access most of the learning      and	a	rock	climbing	wall.	There	is	a	separate	
                  emergency contraception, smears and STI
                                                                        resources we offer (note, this username and           fee	for	some	extra	services,	eg,	spin,	squash,	
                  checks, wellness checks, diet advice, smoking
                                                                        password is different to the temporary username       personal	trainers,	casual	badminton	court	hire,	
                  cessation assistance), counselling from expert
                                                                        and password you used to complete your online         ball/racquet/towel	hire	and	sport	science	testing.
                  counsellors, physiotherapy services, and
                                                                        enrolment). You will receive your UC username
                  dietitian services.
                                                                        when you get your Canterbury Card along with          How	to	join
                  The University of Canterbury is committed to          instructions on how to create your own unique         Simply	bring	your	Canterbury	Card	and	your	
                  providing its students with the best possible         UC password. Your UC username will stay the           payment	(cash,	credit	card	or	EFTPOS)	to	the	UC	
                  services including health and welfare services.       same through any subsequent enrolments at the         RecCentre	at	22	Kirkwood	Ave.	Alternatively,	look	
                  It is a University Council policy that the cost of    University of Canterbury.                             for	our	booth	during	enrolment	week.
                  services is contributed to by all students, even
                                                                                                                              For	more	information	on	opening	times,	
                  though some students will not avail themselves        Distance	and	regional	campus	students
                  of the services.                                                                                            programmes	and	prices,	go	to	
                                                                        If you are studying by distance you still need a      www.reccentre.canterbury.ac.nz	or		
                                                                        UC username and password to access online             phone	+64	3	364	2433.

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Security	Services                                   Do not let others ‘ghost’ through secure doors
                                                    behind you unless you know them personally.
                                                                                                          Car-parking
General enquiries: ext 6888 or 364 2888                                                                   To park on campus, staff and students must
                                                    They may simply be there to steal your property.
                                                                                                          purchase either an all-year parking permit or




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Emergency number: ext 6111 or                       Security staff are always available to offer help     shorter-term parking coupons (all day or two-
0800 823 637                                        and advice, and they appreciate your support.         hour maximum). Visitors will need to display
It is important to the University to provide                                                              short-term parking coupons. Permits are
a safe and secure campus for the benefit of
every person using it. The University provides
                                                    Transport                                             available for purchase from the Security Office
                                                                                                          during normal office hours. However, a specific
comprehensive security services, however            For information on all the different options
                                                                                                          outlet for the sale of permits will be opened
security must be everyone’s concern and             for getting to/from the University and around
                                                                                                          during the enrolment period (to be advised).
you are encouraged to support your campus           the city go to www.sustain.canterbury.ac.nz/
                                                    transport                                             All vehicular traffic is controlled by statute,
security staff.
                                                                                                          copies of which are available online in the
Your safety on campus and beyond is enhanced
                                                    Cycling                                               UC Policy Library or are obtainable from
by avoiding walking alone at night whenever
                                                    Cycling is a low-cost and convenient alternative      www.fm.canterbury.ac.nz/parking. Students
possible. For information on recommended
                                                    to the car, particularly if you live within a few     are advised to read this statute as there are
walking routes, check the website
                                                    kilometres of University. Cycling in Christchurch     penalties for non-compliance. Vehicle wheel
www.fm.canterbury.ac.nz
                                                    is often a very practical way to travel, especially   clamping and parking infringement fines are
The University Security Office is located at                                                              issued for noncompliance.
                                                    since the climate is temperate, the city’s terrain
the western entrance to the Central Library
                                                    is flat, and there are many designated cycle          Vehicles which are parked on the grass, blocking
and is operational 24 hours, 7 days a week. In
                                                    routes. Cycling facilities available on campus        traffic flow, in reserved or disabled reserved car
an emergency, Security can be contacted on
                                                    include secure stands (electronically accessed,       parks are generally towed off campus (people
extension 6111 from any phone on campus or on
                                                    video surveillance-monitored bike parks),             with a disability using reserved car parks must
0800 823 637 on a cellphone and outside lines.
                                                    lockers, showers for people cycling a long            display a valid CCS or UC disability sticker
For general enquiries call extension 6888.
                                                    distance, free basic bike checks and city cycle       as well as the appropriate parking permit or
Theft is the major problem on campus which          maps.                                                 parking coupon). The recovery fee payable to
you can help prevent:                                                                                     the tow firm is in the vicinity of $120.
• Lock your bicycle and/or vehicle securely         Buses                                                 Vehicles which have ignored previous warnings,
• Use the secure cycle stands when you can          All Christchurch bus route information and            have outstanding parking fines, or habitually
                                                    timetable information is available online at          breach the parking statutes, may be banned
• Don’t leave your bags/valuables unattended,
                                                    www.metroinfo.org.nz.                                 permanently from campus. The wheel clamp
  even in the libraries
                                                    Routes directly servicing the University include      release fee is $50. To have a clamp released,
• Report any suspicious behaviour or activity
                                                    Nos 3, 20, 21, and 23, and the Orbiter and            all outstanding fines, including the clamp fee,
  immediately
                                                    Metrostar.                                            must be paid.
• Lost Property is handled by the Security
                                                    The regular cash bus fare is $2.80 per trip for       Further information on parking may be
  Office.
                                                    most of Christchurch (excludes the Airport and        obtained from the Security Office. The number
Remember:                                           Rangiora services) with free transfer for up to       of car parks on campus is severely limited and
• Avoid walking alone at night and look out         two hours, or you can catch any number of             the use of alternative transport is strongly
  for your mates, especially if you have been       buses within Christchurch all day for only $4.20      advised, such as cycle, bus or carpool.
  out socialising                                   with the popular Metrocard. Get (or top up) your      For more information go to
• Always use the well-illuminated walkways          Metrocard and any bus timetables you need at          www.fm.canterbury.ac.nz/parking
  and recommended walking routes at night           the UCSA building during the main enrolment
• Please report any unusual behaviour to
                                                    days.                                                 Smoke-free	policy
  Security immediately, even if it is a small                                                             The University of Canterbury is proud to be a
                                                    Carpooling                                            completely smoke-free campus. This means
  incident
                                                    UC Rideshare is the carpooling system for             that smoking is not permitted on any University
• If you are uncomfortable at any time call
                                                    University of Canterbury staff and students           grounds including regional campuses, field
  the Security Office on ext 6888 and ask for
                                                    which rewards carpoolers with priority parking        stations and other premises. The University
  assistance – it is just good sense to do so.
                                                    around campus. You can carpool with friends           promotes healthy lifestyles and has adopted
                                                    and/or use the online matching service to find        this policy to ensure that all staff, students and
Canterbury	Card	and	after	hours	                    Rideshare partners. Registrations for each year       visitors can experience a healthy, smoke-free
security                                            open from enrolment week.                             environment.
Your Canterbury Card is an important                For more information go to                            The full policy can be reviewed in the UC Policy
identification and access card. This card must      www.rideshare.canterbury.ac.nz                        library: www.canterbury.ac.nz/ucpolicy, under
be produced when requested by Security Staff
                                                                                                          ‘Smoke-free Policy’.
on campus. Do not lend your Canterbury Card
to anyone. It is for your use only, and it can be
confiscated for misuse.




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                   Information	related	to	courses	and	assessment

                   The sections below draw your                          Assessed work in Maori                                      	    Note:	Students	are	advised	to	preserve	a	copy	
                                                                                                                                          of	any	item	of	course	work	as	defined	under	
                   attention to the main regulations                     A student may present work for assessment
                                                                                                                                          this	regulation	in	case	they	wish	to	submit	it	
                                                                         in te reo Maori, except in courses where the
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                                                                                                                                          for	a	reconsideration	under	Regulation	G2	or	a	
                   and requirements of which all                         use of a specified language (including English)
                                                                                                                                          recounting	under	Regulation	C8.
                                                                         is necessary. A student intending to present
                   students should be aware. Please                      work in te reo Maori should inform the relevant             3.		 The	Head	of	Department/School	shall,	not	
                                                                                                                                          later	than	two	weeks	after	the	start	of	each	
                   note that the formal regulations                      examiner in advance. If translation is required,
                                                                                                                                          course,	ensure	that	the	type,	dates	and	times	
                                                                         the student should also notify the Manager
                   are in the University of Canterbury                   (REGS) of his or her intention in writing no                     of	all	items	of	course	work	for	each	course	
                                                                         later than 14 days before the due date of the                    and	the	value	apportioned	to	each	item	
                   Calendar. The Academic Managers                                                                                        have	been	notified	in	Course	Outlines,	and	
                                                                         assessment or date of examination (further
                   and Student Advisors would be                         information can be found in the UC Policy                        have	been	entered	in	the	appropriate	official	
                                                                         Library).                                                        University	database,	and	are	therefore	
                   pleased to help you understand                                                                                         available	to	students	on	the	Web.	Students	
                                                                                                                                          will	also	be	advised	on	the	Web	of	their	
                   the Regulations if you need this                      Assessment                                                       rights	under	Regulations	G2	and	H.	
                   assistance.                                           The main regulations on assessment are set out
                                                                                                                                     	      Note:	Although	the	Head	of	Department/
                                                                         below. These are sections of the General Course
                                                                                                                                            School	is	obliged	to	provide	this	information,	
                   A copy of the Calendar is available at all            and Examination Regulations in the Calendar.
                                                                                                                                            students	are	responsible	for	ensuring	that	they	
                   University Library Helpdesks (not for loan            Each Department/School should also have
                                                                                                                                            acquire	and	understand	it.
                   purposes), and can be purchased at the                assessment guidelines, which should be printed
                                                                         in departmental handbooks or made available                 4.	    If	a	student	re-enrols	in	a	course	for	any	
                   University Bookshop. The UCSA Education
                                                                         on request. The University Assessment Policy is                    reason	the	Head	of	the	relevant	Department/
                   Support Office also has a copy (not for loan
                                                                         available on the UC website at www.canterbury.                     School	may,	at	his	or	her	discretion	and	with	
                   purposes). The Calendar is also available online
                                                                         ac.nz/ucpolicy. Please note: In this section                       the	agreement	of	the	student	concerned,	
                   at www.canterbury.ac.nz/publications (you will
                                                                         Department/School may also apply to Programme                      carry	forward	graded	assessment	from	the	
                   need software to read PDFs).
                                                                         Convenor.                                                          previous	enrolment.	If	a	student	seeks	such	
                                                                                                                                            an	exception,	application	to	the	Head	of	
                   Academic Progress                                                                                                        Department/School	must	be	made	before	
                   The records of all students who have failed to
                                                                         General	Conditions	for	Credit
                                                                                                                                            the	end	of	the	second	teaching	week	of	the	
                   make satisfactory academic progress will be           1.		 A	student	seeking	credit	in	any	course	                       semester	or	the	first	teaching	week	for	a	
                   reviewed by Faculties after the mid-year and end-          must	attend	such	lectures	and	perform	                        Summer	Programme	course.
                   of-year examinations each year. The records of             satisfactorily	such	oral,	practical,	written	          5.		   The	Examiners	for	a	course	shall	submit	a	
                   first-year students will be reviewed at the end of         and	other	work	as	the	Head	of	Department/                     report	to	the	Registrar	in	which	they	record	
                   the first semester and students will be advised of         School	concerned	may	require.	The	Head	of	                    their	assessment	of	the	performance	of	each	
                   the assistance available if their records indicate         Department/School	shall	give	reasonable	                      student	enrolled	for	credit	in	the	course	by	
                   they are unlikely to pass more than half of their          notice	of	these	requirements	in	writing.                      signifying	whether	the	student	has	passed	
                   courses. Those considered not to be making                                                                               the	course	and	hence	may	receive	credit	for	
                   satisfactory academic progress may be warned,         Work	and	Assessment
                                                                                                                                            it,	or	has	failed	the	course	and	hence	may	
                   have their enrolment restricted or conditions         1.	 The	performance	of	each	student	enrolled	                      receive	no	credit	for	it.
                   placed upon it. If a student continues to make             for	credit	in	a	course	shall	be	assessed	on	the	       	      Notes:
                   unsatisfactory progress they may be excluded               basis	of	such	examinations,	tests,	and	other	                 (i) Pass or credit is signified by Pass (P),
                   from the Faculty or the University (refer to GCER I        work	as	the	examiners	for	the	course	shall	                         Special Pass (S), or the letters A+, A, A-,
                   regulations in the UC Calendar).                           determine.                                                          B+, B, B-, C+, C or C- (restricted credit); no
                                                                         2.		 For	the	purpose	of	these	Regulations,	the	                          credit by Fail (F) or the letters D, E or X.
                   Appeal Procedures                                          term	‘work’	includes	the	following:                           (ii) In recommending the award of Honours,
                   Students against whom a decision is given                  (i) Formal examinations supervised by the                           the Faculties will normally apply the
                   by a Department/School, Faculty, University                      Student Service Centre;                                       following guidelines: First Class Honours,
                   committee or University officer may appeal to              (ii) Major tests in the form of written                             GPA in the range of 7.00–9.00; Second
                   the Academic Appeals Committee which acts for                    examinations supervised by the                                Class Honours, GPA in the range of 4.00–
                   the Academic Board. Appeals must normally be                     Department/School or the Student                              6.99. Master’s degrees may be awarded
                   made in writing within 14 days of the notification               Service Centre, each worth not less than                      with Distinction or Merit, as specified in
                   of the decision. For more information see General                10% of the total assessment;                                  individual award regulations.
                   Course and Examination Regulation O: Appeals               (iii) Major work, other than major tests,              6.		   In	a	course	at	100	or	200-level	examiners	
                   and Grievances in the University Calendar, or                    each item of which is worth not less                    may	grant	restricted	credit	which	shall	be	
                   discuss with a Student Advisor.                                  than 10% of the total assessment;                       equivalent	to	a	pass	for	all	purposes	except	
                                                                              (iv) Minor work, each item of which is worth                  as	a	prerequisite.		
                   Students who consider that they have been
                                                                                    less than 10% of the total assessment;
                   caused hardship as a result of misinformation                                                                     	      Note:	A	student	granted	restricted	credit	may	
                                                                              (v) Professional placement, practicum or
                   by a member of staff, a change in regulations                                                                            re-enrol	in	the	course	in	an	attempt	to	obtain	
                                                                                    fieldwork practice.
                   or other exceptional circumstances may                                                                                   non-restricted	credit,	subject	to	the	Limitation	
                   appeal under General Course and Examination           	   These	items	of	work	are	referred	to	in	these	                  of	Entry	Regulations.	However	the	student	
                   Regulation N: Hardship in the University                  Regulations	as	(i)	formal	examinations,	(ii)	                  may	receive	credit	only	once	for	any	course:	see	
                   Calendar.                                                 major	tests,	(iii)	other	major	work,	(iv)	minor	               Regulation	B2.
                                                                             work;	classes	(ii),	(iii),	(iv)	and	(v)	are	referred	   7.		   A	student	shall	be	deemed	to	be	credited	
                                                                             to	collectively	as	the	course	work.                            with	a	course	on	the	date	on	which	the	


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      Registrar	publishes	the	results	or	in	a	              from	time	to	time	determine	and	subject	to	              (ii) Except in the case of multi-choice papers
      particular	case	on	such	earlier	date	as	the	          the	regulations	of	this	part.                                 where the Head of Department/School
      Council	may	determine.                                Notes:                                                        has been authorised by the Academic




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8.		 Any	student	may	apply	in	writing	to	the	               (i) Students’ attention is drawn to General                   Board not to release scripts, candidates
      Manager	(Records,	Examinations,	Graduation	                 Course and Examination Regulation H:                    are entitled to view their marked scripts
      and	Scholarships)	within	four	weeks	of	                     Aegrotat Consideration, in the University               without charge, and they are entitled
      the	date	of	publication	of	final	results	                   Calendar.                                               to obtain on request from the Head of
      for	a	reconsideration	of	a	final	grade.	The	          (ii) All candidates are normally required to sit              Department/School, without charge,
      application	must	be	accompanied	by	the	                     examinations in the University precincts.               the grade for all items of assessment
      prescribed	fee	which	will	be	refunded	if	the	         (iii) In certain cases of medical disability                  including those for examinations and
      application	results	in	a	change	of	grade.	                  the University will make concessions                    final tests.
      The	reconsideration	will	normally	consist	of	               regarding the conduct of formal
      a	re-marking	and	re-counting	of	the	final	                  examinations. Students suffering from          Missed	Examinations
      examination	script	(if	any)	together	with	a	                permanent disability which they feel           1.		 A	student	who	misses	an	examination	
      recount	of	the	marks	awarded	for	any	other	                 might qualify them for such a concession            because	of	illness,	bereavement	or	other	
      items	of	work	as	defined	under	General	                     are encouraged to inform the Disability             critical	circumstances	may	apply	for	aegrotat	
      Course	and	Examination	Regulation	C2	in	the	                Resource Service as early in the year as            consideration	(see	‘Aegrotat	Consideration’,	
      University	Calendar.                                        possible.                                           below).	A	candidate	who	misses	an	
9.		 Any	student	who	considers	that	the	marking	        2.		 The	Head	of	Department/School	shall,	                    examination	as	the	result	of	a	genuine	
      of	an	item	of	assessment	has	been	affected	            not	later	than	two	weeks	after	the	start	of	             mistake	about	the	scheduled	time	of	the	
      by	bias	or	inappropriate	practice	may	                 each	course,	ensure	that	the	occurrence	of	              examination	may	be	considered	for	a	Special	
      apply	to	the	Head	of	Department/School	                a	formal	examination	in	a	course	and	the	                Pass	(see	‘Special	Pass’,	below).
      for	reassessment	by	another	examiner.	                 value	apportioned	to	each	examination	
      The	application	must	include	sufficient	               have	been	notified	in	Course	Outlines.	             Course	Work
      evidence	to	satisfy	the	Head	of	Department/            Examinations	will	be	scheduled	after	the	           1.		 Major	tests	shall	be	supervised	by	a	member	
      School	that	an	independent	reassessment	is	            change	of	enrolment	period	has	ended.	The	               of	the	academic	staff	nominated	by	the	
      justified.                                             examination	timetable	will	be	released	to	               Head	of	Department/School	concerned.
10.		 The	teachers	in	each	course	shall	give	                students	and	be	available	on	the	Web	by	the	        2.		 A	student	may,	within	7	days	after	the	
      reasonable	notice	of	the	conditions	                   Friday	following	the	end	of	the	change	of	               result	of	a	major	test	or	other	major	work	
      applying	to	all	work	required	in	that	course	          enrolment	period.                                        is	made	known,	apply	to	the	Head	of	
      including	the	dates	of	tests	and	the	dates	of	    3.		 Examinations	will	usually	be	two	or	                     Department/School	to	have	it	reconsidered.	
      submission	of	other	work.                              three	hours	in	length.	The	length	of	all	                The	reconsideration	will	normally	consist	
                                                             examinations	must	be	specified	in	the	                   of	a	re-marking	and	recounting	of	the	work	
Examiners and Assessors                                      student	management	system	as	part	of	the	                submitted.
1.		 All	examiners	and	assessors	shall	                      examination	timetable.	                             3.		 Except	in	the	case	of	multi-choice	papers	
     be	appointed	by	the	Council	on	the	                4.		 Students	shall	write	answers	in	the	presence	            where	the	Head	of	Department/School	has	
     recommendation	of	the	Head	of	                          of	a	supervisor	who	shall	be	appointed	by	               been	authorised	by	the	Academic	Board	
     Department/School.	Internal	examiners	are	              the	Council.                                             not	to	release	scripts,	test	scripts	must	be	
     members	of	staff	of	this	University.	External	     5.		 No	student	shall	communicate	with	any	                   returned,	normally	within	four	weeks	of	the	
     examiners	are	normally	external	to	this	                examiner	about	an	examination	except	                    date	of	the	test,	and	other	items	of	work	
     University.                                             through	the	Registrar	until	the	results	have	            within	four	weeks	of	the	date	on	which	they	
2.		 A	Faculty	or	Board	of	Studies	may	hold	                 been	published.                                          were	submitted;	they	will	be	accompanied	
     meetings	of	examiners	at	which	the	                6.	 The	scripts	shall	be	preserved	for	six	months	            by	sufficient	oral	or	written	information	to	
     examination	results	as	a	whole	are	                     from	the	date	of	publication	of	results	by	the	          allow	students	to	form	an	accurate	appraisal	
     considered,	and	at	which	student	grades	are	            Registrar.	For	up	to	three	months	after	the	             of	their	performance.	The	requirement	to	
     reviewed	and	finalised.                                 publication	of	results	any	student	may	apply	            return	test	scripts	will	not	apply	to	any	test	
3.		 An	assessor	may	be	appointed	to	assess	one	             to	the	Manager	(Records,	Examinations,	                  which	constitutes	the	final	examination	in	a	
     or	more	specific	items	of	work.	It	shall	be	the	        Graduation	and	Scholarships)	for	a	copy	                 course.
     duty	of	an	assessor	to	ensure	that	the	work	            of	any	final	examination	script	submitted	          4.		 Notwithstanding	anything	in	General	
     concerned	is	marked	at	a	proper	standard	               by	that	student.	The	application	must	be	                Course	and	Examination	Regulation	G3,	a	
     and,	in	cases	where	the	assessor	is	appointed	          in	writing	and	must	be	accompanied	by	                   student	may	apply	to	the	Associate	Registrar	
     to	assess	an	examination,	to	ensure	that	the	           the	prescribed	fee.	Thereafter	and	until	the	            within	three	months	of	the	publication	of	
     papers	set	are	of	a	proper	standard.                    scripts	are	destroyed,	a	student	may	apply	              results	in	the	course	for	a	copy	of	his	or	
	 Note:	Certain	professional	courses	are	subject	            directly	to	the	Department/School	to	have	               her	script	for	a	final	test	except	in	the	case	
     to	external	moderation	or	assessment.	In	some	          their	original	script	returned.	Original	scripts	        of	multi-choice	scripts	where	the	Head	of	
     instances	this	requirement	is	statutory.	For	           are	returned	free	of	charge.	This	regulation	            Department/School	has	been	authorised	by	
     regulations	relating	to	theses	please	see	the	          does	not	apply	in	the	case	of	multi-choice	              the	Academic	Board	to	not	release	scripts.	
     Calendar,	GCER	L.                                       papers	where	the	Head	of	Department/                     The	application	must	be	in	writing	and	
                                                             School	has	been	authorised	by	the	Academic	              must	be	accompanied	by	the	prescribed	
Formal	Examinations                                          Board	to	not	release	marked	scripts.                     fee.	Thereafter	and	until	the	scripts	are	
                                                             Notes:                                                   destroyed,	a	student	may	apply	directly	to	
1.	 Formal	examinations	shall	be	conducted	at	
                                                             (i) Once an original script is uplifted, no              the	Department/School	or	in	writing	to	the	
    such	times	and	places	and	in	accordance	
                                                                  appeal in relation to that script will be           Associate	Registrar	to	have	their	original	
    with	such	instructions	as	the	Council	may	
                                                                  accepted.                                           script	returned.	Original	scripts	are	returned	


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                       free	of	charge.	The	scripts	must	be	preserved	    3.		 The	application	must	be	supported	by	                 Where	an	offer	of	extension	is	not	appropriate	
                       for	six	months	from	the	date	of	publication	           satisfactory	evidence.                                or	accepted,	and	in	the	case	of	tests	and	
                       of	results.                                            (i) In the case of illness or injury to the           examinations,	the	aegrotat	for	the	course	
                                                                                                                                    will	be	considered	at	the	completion	of	the	
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                       Notes:                                                       student, satisfactory evidence must be
                       (i) Once an original script is uplifted, no                  a confidential report on the prescribed         course	and	after	the	final	item	of	assessment	
                             appeal in relation to that script will be              form from a registered medical                  has	been	marked.	After	consultation	with	the	
                             accepted.                                              practitioner, registered dental surgeon,        examiners,	the	Head	of	Department/School	
                       (ii) Students’ attention is drawn to Aegrotat                registered midwife or a student                 shall	determine	whether	an	aegrotat	pass	or	
                             Consideration below.                                   counsellor approved by the Academic             grade	or	class	of	Honours	shall	be	awarded.	A	
                       (iii) Candidates are entitled to view their                  Board, and relate to a consultation             Head	of	Department/School’s	determination	
                             marked scripts without charge, and                     which normally has taken place shortly          shall	be	based	on	the	work	done	throughout	
                             they are entitled to obtain on request                 before or within 24 hours after the due         the	course	in	items	of	assessment	that	are	
                             from the Head of Department/School,                    date for the required work or the date of       appropriate,	and	may	take	into	account	other	
                             without charge, the grade for all items                the test or examination. In exceptional         relevant	work	done	in	the	course	and	in	any	
                             of assessment including those for                      cases the Academic Board may extend             other	related	courses	undertaken	at	the	same	
                             examinations and final tests.                          this time provided that the consultation        time	or	earlier.	An	aegrotat	pass	or	grade	or	
                                                                                    has taken place at such a time as to            class	of	Honours	shall	be	recommended	only	
                  Aegrotat	Consideration                                            permit the practitioner to make a sound         if	the	Head	of	Department/School	is	satisfied	
                  (Aegrotat regulations currently under review)                     evaluation of the applicant’s condition         that	the	student	would	in	the	absence	of	
                                                                                    at the time of the assessment. The              the	impairment	have	attained	at	least	a	
                  1.		 A	student	prevented	from	completing	any	
                                                                                    report must state the nature of the             pass	or	that	grade	or	that	class	of	Honours.	
                       major	item	or	items	of	work	for	assessment	
                                                                                    illness or injury and an opinion about          An	aegrotat	grade	or	pass	may	be	awarded	
                       in	a	course	(including	an	examination),	or	
                                                                                    its effect on the student’s ability to          only	where	the	student	has	been	able	to	
                       who	considers	that	his	or	her	performance	
                                                                                    complete the required work or to sit the        complete	a	substantial	part	of	the	course	and	
                       in	completing	any	major	item	or	items	of	
                                                                                    test or examination.                            a	substantial	part	of	the	assessment	for	that	
                       work	for	assessment	in	a	course	has	been	
                                                                                    Note: Students needing to see an                course	at	a	satisfactory	level.
                       impaired	by	illness	or	injury	or	bereavement	
                                                                                    approved counsellor should enquire at the       Notes:
                       or	any	other	critical	circumstance	may	apply	
                                                                                    Student Health and Counselling Service.         (i) Departments/Schools should inform
                       for	aegrotat	consideration	for	the	course.	A	
                                                                              (ii) In the case of bereavement, appropriate               students of any items of assessment in a
                       student	may	apply	for	aegrotat	consideration	
                                                                                    evidence may be a death notice from                  course for which aegrotat consideration is
                       on	the	basis	that	illness,	injury,	bereavement	
                                                                                    a newspaper or a letter from a medical               not available.
                       or	any	other	critical	circumstance	
                                                                                    practitioner, minister of religion,             (ii) Students may request information from
                       immediately	prior	to	the	assessment	
                                                                                    kaumatua or the police. Where the                    Departments/Schools on their policy in
                       has	caused	disrupted	revision	which	has	
                                                                                    notice or letter does not indicate the               relation to these regulations as to what
                       resulted	in	impaired	performance.	Aegrotat	
                                                                                    relationship of the deceased to the                  constitutes a substantial part of a course
                       consideration	is	not	intended	to	apply,	and	
                                                                                    applicant, the applicant should attach               and a substantial part of the assessment,
                       will	not	be	available,	when	the	circumstances	
                                                                                    a letter stating the relationship or                 and as to what is considered to be a
                       causing	impairment	have	occurred	at	a	time	
                                                                                    connection.                                          satisfactory level.
                       significantly	before	the	assessment.
                                                                              (iii) In cases of other critical circumstances,   6.		 Where	a	student	has	missed	a	final	
                  	 Note:	Aegrotat	consideration	is	not	available	                  supporting evidence will depend on
                       where	results	have	been	affected	by	                                                                          examination,	or	has	a	substantially	impaired	
                                                                                    the nature of the circumstances; some            performance,	in	circumstances	that	justify	
                       impairment	to	a	student’s	ability	to	learn	                  independent supporting evidence
                       the	material	for	the	course(s)	concerned.	The	                                                                an	aegrotat	application	but	where	the	
                                                                                    should be provided where possible,               Department/School	is	unable	–	because	of	
                       aegrotat	provisions	are	intended	to	assist	                  and this might include police reports,
                       students	who	have	covered	the	work	of	a	                                                                      insufficient	information/assessment	–	to	
                                                                                    medical certificates or letters from             make	an	aegrotat	assessment,	a	Head	of	
                       course	but	have	been	prevented	by	illness	or	                others concerned in the situation.
                       other	critical	circumstance	from	demonstrating	                                                               Department/School	after	consultation	with	
                                                                         4.	 The	Associate	Registrar	shall	forward	the	              the	relevant	examiners,	may	make	provision	
                       their	mastery	of	the	material	or	skills	at	the	
                                                                              application	and	supporting	evidence	in	                for	a	‘special	assessment’	to	be	implemented	
                       time	of	assessment.
                                                                              confidence	to	the	Head	of	Department/                  if	this	is	considered	appropriate.	
                  2.		 The	application	must	be	made	to	the	                   School	concerned.	The	Head	of	Department/              Departments/Schools	are	not	obliged	to	
                       Associate	Registrar	on	or	within	7	days	after	         School	may	submit	the	supporting	evidence	             conduct	special	assessments.
                       the	due	date	for	submission	of	the	work	               to	the	Director	of	the	Student	Health	and	
                       concerned,	or	on	or	within	7	days	after	the	           Counselling	Service	for	comment.	The	             Due	Dates	for	Assessment
                       date	of	a	test	or	examination.	In	a	special	           applicant	will	be	informed	within	14	days	if	     The following applies to all courses, except those
                       case,	the	Academic	Board	may	approve	                  the	grounds	for	the	application	are	accepted	     in the College of Education which are aligned
                       a	late	application,	and	in	the	case	of	a	              or	not	accepted,	in	the	former	case	by	the	       with the primary and secondary school holidays.
                       student	making	multiple	applications	for	              Head	of	Department/School	and	in	the	latter	
                       the	same	examination	or	test	period,	the	              case	by	the	Associate	Registrar.                  Mid-semester breaks
                       Academic	Board	may	approve	a	consolidated	        5.		 If	the	application	is	accepted,	the	Head	         Except for assessment involving fieldwork or
                       application	which	should	normally	be	                  of	Department/School	may,	in	the	case	            clinical or workplace placements or performance
                       submitted	within	7	days	after	the	last	test	or	        of	assessed	work	other	than	tests	or	             music recitals which take place during mid-
                       examination	concerned.                                 examinations,	offer	a	specified	extension	of	     semester breaks, no tests or examinations shall
                                                                              time	without	penalty	to	complete	the	work.	       be held or assessment dates fall due during the
                                                                                                                                period between the last day of lectures before a



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mid-semester break and the first day of lectures     functions are described under ‘Discipline’, (see      in a court of law or by the Discipline Committee,
after a mid-semester break.                          also the Academic Integrity document in the UC        may cause the offender, after the usual hearing
                                                     Policy Library).                                      of the committee, to be expelled from the
Mid-Year




                                                                                                                                                                    Enrolment at UC
                                                                                                           University.
Except with the permission of the Academic           Complaint and Grievance                               Certain disciplinary powers have been delegated
Board, there will be no assessment of any
kind during the period from the last day of          procedures                                            to the Students’ Association, which normally
                                                                                                           exercises them through its Executive Committee,
lectures before the mid-year break to the            For further information about making an
                                                                                                           subject to the right of appeal to the University
beginning of the start of the mid-year testing       academic complaint contact the University
                                                                                                           Discipline Committee.
and examination period, or from the end of the       Grievance Advisor.
examining and testing period to the beginning of
lectures for the second semester. Due dates for      Cross Credits                                         Examinations
forms of assessment other than formal tests and                                                            In moving to post-enrolment exam scheduling,
                                                     Students enrolling for a second undergraduate
examinations will not be scheduled at any time                                                             the University will make every effort to avoid
                                                     degree after or at the same time as completing
during the examining period and field trips may                                                            clashes in the times of examinations for the
                                                     a first degree will normally be permitted to cross
not be held during the period from the end of                                                              combination of courses in which students
                                                     credit (ie, share) a limited number of courses
lectures to the end of examinations.                                                                       enrol. However, it remains the responsibility of
                                                     to both degrees. Credit might also be possible
                                                                                                           the student to check for examination clashes.
End-Of-Year                                          from some other qualifications. Students should
                                                                                                           Students should assume that until the exam
Except with the permission of the Academic           check eligibility for cross credits and exemptions
                                                                                                           dates have been confirmed, following the two
Board, there will be no assessment of any kind       with the relevant Dean or Academic Manager.
                                                                                                           week enrolment period, their exams may fall
in the week between the end of lectures and          Cross credits are not permitted at postgraduate
                                                                                                           at any time during the scheduled exam period.
the beginning of the examining period. Due           level.
                                                                                                           In special circumstances arrangements can be
dates for forms of assessment other than formal                                                            made to provide supervision for students who
examinations will not be scheduled at any time       Discipline                                            have two examinations scheduled at the same
during the examining period and field trips may      The maintenance of discipline among students          time, provided that the student has no other
not be held during the period from the end of        is primarily the responsibility of the Proctors       examinations on the same day. A fee is charged
lectures to the end of examinations. In special      and Discipline Committee. The President of the        for this. Students are not permitted to sit three
circumstances the Academic Board may allow           Students’ Association is an ex-officio member         examinations in one day.
exemptions to these restrictions.                    of the Discipline Committee. The University           The regulations governing the conduct of
                                                     Proctors, who are members of the academic             University examinations are set out in full in
Problems	with	Assessment                             staff, investigate complaints and, if they decide     the University Calendar. Examinations will be
If students have problems related to assessment      that a serious breach of discipline may have          scheduled after the change of enrolment period
they should contact the lecturer in charge of        occurred, bring the matter before the Discipline      has ended. The examination timetable will be
the course in the first instance. If the problem     Committee. The Proctor may also award                 released to students and be available on the
is not resolved they should approach the Head        punishment for less serious offences, subject to      Web by the Friday following the end of the
of the Department/School. If the matter cannot       the student’s right to have the case heard by the     change of enrolment period. If a student cannot
be resolved in the Department/School, they           Discipline Committee.                                 access a timetable, they should check with the
may seek help from the Dean, the Students’           The Discipline Committee is primarily concerned       Examinations Section, Student Service Centre.
Association or they may appeal to the Academic       with questions of dishonest or improper conduct       Students should check the time and date of
Appeals Committee.                                   in academic matters, and any conduct which            their examinations carefully and enter them in
                                                     is prejudicial to the physical or emotional well-     their personal timetable. The rooms in which
Cheating                                             being of the University community. However,           examinations are to be held are posted in the
The University considers cheating to be a            any serious breach of University regulations may      Registry Concourse a week in advance. Students
serious matter. Cheating is offensive to staff       be referred to the Discipline Committee.              should check where their examinations are to be
and students alike – it lowers the value of          The Committee’s powers include expulsion,             held before the actual day of the examination to
University degrees and disadvantages other           suspension, withdrawal of academic credit,            avoid last minute rushes and to confirm the date
students. Students must not copy the work of         award of an ‘X’ grade, fine and community             and time. Students who miss an examination
others in examinations and tests, or allow their     service. Students never appear before the             because of a genuine mistake about the time of
work to be copied by anyone else. Assignments        Committee without being told beforehand the           the exam may apply for a Special Pass (entry later
must not include material which is dishonestly       nature of the complaint against them. They are        in this section).
copied or plagiarised and students must not          given an opportunity to state their case and they     Students who, because of a disability or illness,
allow their work to be used in this way by           may, if they so request, be assisted by a person      require special arrangements for examinations
others. The University has purchased a licence       of their choice. There is also a right to appeal to   (eg, writers, extensions of time) should contact
to use Turnitin, a software tool that can be         the University Council. The Discipline Committee      the Disability Resource Service as soon as
used to detect plagiarism. Students must also        considers each breach of discipline on its merits     possible. The final date for applications for
ensure that they obey all instructions relating to   as presented.                                         special arrangements for the first semester
examinations and tests, and do not take into the     Students are warned of the serious view that          examinations is 26 May, and 6 October for end-
examination room any material which has not          is taken of any offence involving trafficking in      of-year examinations.
been authorised. The penalties for students who      drugs. The Discipline Committee has resolved
are caught cheating may be very heavy including      that ‘any student found guilty of trafficking         General Conditions for Credit
an ‘X’ grade denoting academic dishonesty on a       in an illegal drug will be liable to immediate        For credit in any course, students must attend
student’s academic transcript. Cases of cheating     expulsion’. This resolution means that the sale,      lectures and perform to the satisfaction of
are dealt with by the University Proctors and        gift or offer of an illegal drug or its cultivation   the Head of Department/School such oral,
the Discipline Committee. Their powers and           with a view to supplying other people, if proven      practical, written and other work as the Head of

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                  Department/School concerned may require. Tests         first semester course is failed, the enrolment in     test. If a student makes a mistake and misses
                  held during the year may take place on Saturdays       the second semester course will be cancelled.         an examination they must, within 72 hours
                  or in the evenings during each semester or             Students will not otherwise be permitted to           (excluding weekends and statutory holidays) of
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                  during the testing and examination period in           enrol in a course unless they have satisfied the      the starting time of the examination, submit a
                  the mid-year break. In many departments the            requirements or can produce evidence that they        statutory declaration of the circumstances to
                  year’s work makes a substantial contribution to        have been granted an exemption by the Dean.           the Associate	Registrar and see the Head of the
                  the final grade. The Head	of	Department/School                                                               Department/School which set the examination.
                  will, not later than 2 weeks after the start of each   Reconsideration                                       Statutory declaration forms are available from
                  course, inform students via course outlines and/                                                             Student Records, Student Service Centre. (General
                                                                         There is provision for reconsideration of a
                  or display on Departmental noticeboards of the                                                               Course and Examination Regulation: F in the
                                                                         student’s final grade. Students must apply in
                  type, dates and times of all items of course work                                                            University Calendar).
                                                                         writing to the Associate	Registrar	within four
                  for each course and the value apportioned to
                                                                         weeks of the date of publication of final results.
                  each item. It is the student’s responsibility to
                                                                         The application must be accompanied by the            Waiver of Academic Requirements
                  obtain this information from the appropriate
                                                                         prescribed fee which will be refunded if the          If a student enrols again in a course for any
                  Head of Department/School.
                                                                         application results in a change of grade. Students    reason (such as failure or receipt of a restricted
                                                                         wishing to have the result of a major test or         credit), the Head of the relevant Department/
                  Grade Point Average                                    other major work reconsidered may apply to the        School may, at his or her discretion, and with the
                  Each grade received by a student has a                 Head of Department/School within 7 days of the        agreement of the student concerned, exempt
                  corresponding numerical grade value assigned           result being made known.                              the student from tuition in lectures, tutorials,
                  to it:                                                                                                       laboratory, practical, field, or any other work, and
                  A+ = 9      B+ = 6      C+ = 3     D =0                Repeat Enrolment in Courses                           possibly carry forward graded assessment related
                                                                                                                               to that work from the previous enrolment. If a
                  A =8        B =5        C =2       E = -1              Unless otherwise stated in individual degree
                                                                                                                               student seeks such an exemption, application
                  A- = 7      B- = 4      C- = 1     X = -3              regulations, an undergraduate student may
                                                                                                                               to the Head of the Department/School must
                                                                         attempt a course no more than three times,
                  The Grade Point Average (GPA) is based on an                                                                 be made before the end of the second teaching
                                                                         and after failing an undergraduate course twice
                  average which is calculated by multiplying each                                                              week of the semester or first teaching week for
                                                                         the student must obtain the permission of the
                  grade’s value by the course’s weight to achieve                                                              the Summer Programme. If any exemption from
                                                                         relevant Dean before enrolling in the course for a
                  a sum, which is then divided by the total course                                                             academic requirements is granted, the student
                                                                         third and final time.
                  weight.                                                                                                      must nevertheless re-enrol and pay the full
                                                                                                                               tuition fee for the course. However the student
                                                                         Restricted Pass (C-)                                  may be exempt from any additional course costs
                  Prerequisites and Co-requisites                        A restricted pass (C-) may be awarded in a            (eg, fieldwork costs) related to the work for which
                  Students may enrol for a course only after             course at 100 or 200-level. The restricted pass is    an exemption has been granted.
                  having passed the prerequisites for that course,       regarded as equivalent to a pass in the course
                  and only while concurrently enrolled in or
                  after having passed every co-requisite for that
                                                                         for all purposes except as a prerequisite for any     Workload
                                                                         other course. Students awarded a restricted pass
                  course. In special circumstances the relevant                                                                Some Faculties have workload guidelines.
                                                                         (C-) in any course may, subject to any Limitation
                  Dean or Academic Manager may approve a                                                                       Students should refer to the appropriate degree
                                                                         of Entry regulations, re-enrol in that course in an
                  course of study which does not comply with                                                                   regulation in the Calendar or ask the relevant
                                                                         attempt to obtain non-restricted credit, however
                  the regulations. Students may apply for an                                                                   Academic Manager or the Education Support
                                                                         credit will be given only once for any course.
                  exemption from a prerequisite by writing to                                                                  Office of the Students’ Association.
                  the Dean or completing the appropriate form
                  available from an Academic Manager, or from
                                                                         Restrictions
                  the University’s website: www.canterbury.ac.nz/        Where a course is shown with a restriction
                  acad/documents/exempt_prereq.pdf (please               students cannot enrol for credit in that course
                  note: you will need software to enable you to          if they have already passed the course against
                  open PDFs to access the form). Exemptions will         which it is restricted.
                  be granted only where the Dean or Academic             Note: Some courses have one-way restrictions:
                  Manager is satisfied that the requirements             students who have passed a higher level course
                  have been covered to a comparable standard             cannot subsequently enrol in a lower level course
                  elsewhere or there is clear evidence of special        in the same topic (eg, students who have passed
                  ability in the subject area of the proposed course.    MATH 109 or 170 cannot subsequently enrol for
                  It is the student’s responsibility to check that       credit in MATH 101).
                  they have satisfied the prerequisites or co-
                  requisites for a course. Only courses which have       Special Pass (S)
                  been formally credited to a student’s record can       (Special Pass regulations currently under review)
                  be used as prerequisites. Courses taught in the        Students who miss an examination because of a
                  first semester cannot be used as prerequisites         genuine mistake about the scheduled time of the
                  for courses taught in the second semester unless       examination may apply for a Special Pass. Only
                  the results have been published by the Registrar       one Special Pass may be credited to a student’s
                  and formally credited. However students taking a       record at this University and a Special Pass will
                  course in the first semester that would, if passed,    be awarded only if the student’s other work in
                  satisfy the prerequisites for a second semester        the course and other courses is substantially
                  course may be permitted to enrol in that second        above minimum pass standard. Students may
                  semester course on a provisional basis. If the         also be required to sit a special examination or

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Glossary

20+ Adult Admission                                   40–50%. Steady work through the year or                taught in Semester 1 (February–June), Semester
                                                      semester in laboratory, tutorial and assignment        2 (July–November), throughout the Whole Year
New Zealand and Australian citizens, and              work will, along with the results of any term          (Semester 1 and Semester 2, February–November)




                                                                                                                                                                        Enrolment at UC
permanent residents who are over the age of 20,       tests held, improve the likelihood of good course      or over Summer (November–February). Some
are automatically entitled to enrol at a university   work assessment grades. An examination usually         courses are offered more than once in the same
in New Zealand. International students are            accounts for the remaining percentage of the           year, for example, in Semester 1 and in
not eligible for 20+ admission, and must seek         final grade. Some courses are assessed entirely        Semester 2.
Admission Ad Eundem Statum (see below) or             on coursework, ie, there is no final examination.
Special Admission (see page 39).                                                                             Course code
                                                      Assessment of Prior Learning                           Each course is identified by a unique code. This
Academic transcript                                   Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) is the              code is made up of a four-letter abbreviation for
A history of a student’s academic record. It          assessment of the credit value of non-formal           the subject and an identifying number which
shows course enrolment information and                learning acquired through work/life experiences.       indicates the level of the course. For example,
examination results. Enrolled students may view       This is sometimes also referred to as Recognition      MATH 231: ‘Discrete Methods’ is a Mathematics
their own academic record via the student web         of Prior Learning (RPL). APL is not available for      course, taught at 200-level.
portal at any time. Official (verified) transcripts   all qualifications. For more information on APL
may be ordered from Student Services –                contact a Student Advisor in the relevant College      Course occurrence codes
www.canterbury.ac.nz/acad/transcripts                 or School.
                                                                                                             A course occurrence code – eg, POLS214-11S1(C)
                                                                                                             – tells you what subject a course is in (POLS:
Admission Ad Eundem Statum                            Calendar                                               Political Science), at what level (214: 200-level),
Students with qualifications other than NCEA          The official published record of the current           when a course will be offered (11S1: Semester 1,
entrance qualifications, eg, International            regulations of the University, the Calendar            2011) and where the course will be offered (C:
Baccalaureate, Cambridge International                contains important information on degree,              Christchurch). When you enrol, you must state
Examination or other international                    diploma and certificate regulations. You can refer     which occurrence of a course you wish to enrol
qualifications, must apply for entrance to the        to a copy of the Calendar in the Central Library,      in. Therefore you will need to record the full
University through the Admission Ad Eundem            the Education Library and in public libraries. It is   course occurrence code on your Application to
Statum (admission with equivalent standing)           available in PDF format at                             Enrol form.
provision, which is administered by the               www.canterbury.ac.nz/publications or can be
International Office. Students who already have       purchased from the University Bookshop (UBS).          Course advice
a tertiary academic record, other than a New                                                                 UC Student Liaison offers course advice, planning
Zealand university academic record, are also          Certificate of Proficiency                             and information to new students. On-campus
normally required to apply for Admission Ad           You enrol for a Certificate of Proficiency if a        College Student Advisors are available to assist
Eundem Statum or Special Admission (see               course (or courses) you are taking is/are not to       advancing students with course advice and
page 39).                                             be counted towards a particular qualification.         degree planning, and help with any academic
                                                      The course may be surplus to the requirements          problems students may have.
Aegrotat Consideration                                of a degree, or for credit to a degree at another
(bereavement, illness or injury                       university (refer to page 148).                        Credit transfer
affecting assessments)                                                                                       If you have previously studied at another
A student prevented from completing any major
                                                      Certified Copy                                         university or at a polytechnic but have not
item or items of work for assessment in a course      A photocopied document signed by a school              completed a full qualification you may be able to
(including an examination), or who considers          principal, solicitor, Justice of the Peace or          transfer some credit towards a UC qualification.
that his or her performance in completing any         kaumatua, who has seen the original document           Credit transfer involves the evaluation of a
major item or items of work for assessment in a       and checked and signed that the photocopy is a         student’s transcript, course outlines and other
course has been impaired by illness or injury or      genuine, unaltered copy. For more information          information relevant to the application. For
bereavement or any other critical circumstance,       about what documents are required for                  more information on credit transfer go to www.
may apply for aegrotat consideration for the          enrolment see page 18.                                 canterbury.ac.nz/acad/credit or contact a
course.                                                                                                      Student Advisor in the relevant College or School.
A student may apply for aegrotat consideration        Co-requisite
on the basis that illness, injury, bereavement        A course which you must take concurrently with         Cross credit
or any other critical circumstance immediately        (at the same time as) another specified course.        (see also Credit transfer)
prior to the assessment has caused disrupted          For example, enrolment in JAPA 207 requires            Students enrolling for a second undergraduate
revision, which has resulted in impaired              a student to also enrol in JAPA 205. JAPA 205          degree after or at the same time as completing
performance. Aegrotat consideration is not            is a co-requisite for JAPA 207; therefore the          a first degree (a double degree) will normally
intended to apply, and will not be available,         two courses must be taken at the same time.            be permitted to cross credit (or share) a limited
when the circumstances causing impairment             Normally indicated by the letter ‘C’.                  number of courses between both degrees.
have occurred at a time significantly before the                                                             Credit might also be possible from some other
assessment or when there is impairment to a           Course                                                 qualifications. Students should check eligibility
student’s ability to learn the course material.       A course is the study of a particular topic within     for cross credits and exemptions with the
                                                      a wider subject area and is the basic building         relevant Dean or Academic Manager. Cross
Assessment                                            block of a qualification. A typical course includes    credits are not permitted at postgraduate level.
Most undergraduate courses have a component           lectures; assessment such as assignments,
of the final grade based on course work               essays, reports, tests and exams; and either
undertaken during the year – typically about          tutorials or laboratories. Most courses are


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                   Glossary	(continued)




                   Dean                                                 Double degree                                          Intermediate Year
                   There are seven faculties in the University. Each    A double degree means working towards                  The Intermediate Year is the first-year
                   faculty is chaired by a Dean, whose role is to       two degrees at the same time. Some popular             programme of study for some professional
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                   oversee courses of study and academic activities     combinations are the LLB/BA, LLB/BCom, BA/             degrees. At UC the Bachelor of Engineering with
                   from undergraduate through to master’s level.        BCom and LLB/BSc, but almost any combination           Honours, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor
                   The Dean is often assisted by an Associate Dean.     is possible. Points can be cross-credited (or          of Speech and Language Therapy all start with
                   There is also a Dean of Postgraduate Studies who     shared) between your degrees, which means              an Intermediate Year. You must first pass the
                   oversees postgraduate study, in particular the       that, for example, you could complete an LLB           Intermediate Year to the required standard
                   Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme.                (normally a four-year degree) together with a BA       before being able to enrol in the second year of
                                                                        (normally a three-year degree) in only five years.     the degree. The courses in the Intermediate Year
                   Degree                                                                                                      are normally prescribed by the University.
                   The usual award conferred by the University          EFTS                                                   The Intermediate Year of some degrees offered
                   upon successful completion of a programme of         The workload of a course is specified by its EFTS      by other tertiary institutions can be completed
                   study.                                               (Equivalent Full-Time Student) value. Course           at UC (refer to page 148). If you are intending to
                                                                        EFTS are directly related to course credit points      continue your studies at another institution, it
                   Degree/diploma codes                                 so either may be used as a guide when planning         is important that you contact them to ensure
                                                                        your workload.                                         that your proposed course of study meets their
                   The code assigned to each programme offered by                                                              requirements.
                   the University. This code is submitted as part of    The StudyLink definition of a full-time workload
                   your Application to Enrol. The codes are listed on   is a minimum of 0.8 EFTS. A workload of 0.4 EFTS
                   pages 40–41 of this handbook and on the back of      in Semester 1 or Semester 2 also qualifies as a        Laboratories
                   the Application to Enrol form.                       full-time workload for students undertaking            Laboratory classes (known as ‘labs’) usually run
                                                                        part-year study.                                       for two to four hours and are common in science
                   Degree regulations                                                                                          subjects. You will get the chance to carry out
                   The degree regulations are the official rules
                                                                        Equivalent courses                                     experiments and tasks, and write up lab reports
                                                                                                                               using your findings. Like tutorials, they are
                   that you must follow in order to qualify for a       Equivalent courses (EQ) are courses which
                                                                                                                               smaller groups where you can ask questions and
                   degree. The University’s official degree, diploma    cover the same material but which are coded to
                                                                                                                               put your new knowledge into practice.
                   and certificate regulations are detailed in the      different subjects or different qualifications (this
                   Calendar.                                            is known as ‘double-coding’).
                                                                                                                               Lectures
                   Degree schedule                                      Endorsement                                            Lectures usually last for 50 minutes with a 10
                                                                                                                               minute break between lectures. Lectures before
                   A degree schedule forms part of the regulations      An endorsement is an area of specialisation
                                                                                                                               1pm start on the hour and lectures after 1pm start
                   of a degree. It can include major subject            within a degree. To gain an endorsement you
                                                                                                                               at 10 minutes past the hour. In 100-level courses
                   requirements and a list of courses that can be       must pass certain required courses, in addition
                                                                                                                               there can be up to 400 students in a lecture;
                   credited towards the degree. Some degrees, eg,       to the general requirements for the degree you
                                                                                                                               at 200 and 300-level classes are usually much
                   LLB and MusB, have schedules of compulsory           are studying. Upon successful completion of
                                                                                                                               smaller.
                   and optional courses.                                your degree the endorsement is noted on your
                                                                        official transcript (academic record).
                   Direct entry                                                                                                Level
                   With excellent NCEA Level 3 and/or Scholarship
                                                                        Fieldwork                                              This term describes the stage at which a course is
                                                                                                                               taught. The courses which you will usually study
                   results you may be exempted from the                 Many courses in subjects such as Astronomy,
                                                                                                                               in your first year are called 100-level courses,
                   Intermediate Year for some professional              Biological Sciences, Geography, Forestry and
                                                                                                                               eg, SPAN 101 is the code for a first-year Spanish
                   programmes, or you may be offered a place            Geology incorporate work outside of the
                                                                                                                               course. Courses at 200-level begin with a ‘2’,
                   at 200-level in some subjects. For more              classroom, such as study trips to field stations.
                                                                                                                               eg, SPAN 201 is the code for a 200-level Spanish
                   information, contact the relevant College, School                                                           course, and 300-level Spanish courses begin with
                   or Department.                                       HOD/HOS                                                a ‘3’, eg, SPAN 301.
                                                                        Head of Department/Head of School – the person
                   Discretionary Entrance                               responsible for the management of an academic          Limited entry
                   New Zealand and Australian citizens and              Department or School.
                                                                                                                               Some programmes and courses have limits
                   permanent residents who are under 20 years of                                                               on the number of students that are able to be
                   age and who are not otherwise qualified to enrol     Honours degree                                         accepted into them and many require a separate
                   for an undergraduate degree programme may            An honours degree is a bachelor’s degree which         application (in addition to the standard UC
                   qualify to apply for Discretionary Entrance (see     requires advanced study either as part of a one-       Application to Enrol).
                   page 8).                                             year programme following a three-year degree           The due dates for applying for limited entry
                   The University has discretionary powers to admit     or by completing a research component and/or           programmes and courses are listed on pages
                   students who are not formally qualified for          other additional requirements in the final year of     12–15 in the Enrolment section. For more
                   university entrance. These powers are exercised      a four-year degree.                                    information contact the relevant College, School
                   carefully to ensure that only students with a                                                               or Department directly, as early as possible.
                   clear potential for success are admitted.
                   For more information contact Student Liaison.




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Major                                                 Graduate qualifications normally involve study in     Special Admission
                                                      an area other than the area of your first degree.
Your major is the subject you decide to study                                                               If a person does not otherwise qualify for University
                                                      They allow you to change subject areas and,
in-depth or specialise in within a flexible degree.                                                         Entrance they may be eligible to apply for Special




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                                                      in some cases, prepare you for employment
In most cases for the BA, BCom and BSc this                                                                 Admission. For more information contact the
                                                      in a certain field, eg, journalism, social work,
means you take at least 60 points at 300-level                                                              Manager, Academic Quality Assurance Unit.
                                                      teaching. Graduate qualifications include
in this subject. A double major is when you take
                                                      graduate diplomas and graduate certificates.
60 points in each of two subjects at 300-level.
                                                      For more information on postgraduate and
                                                                                                            Student Services
In most subjects you will also need to complete
                                                      graduate study at UC request a copy of the            Student Services is responsible for the overall
other requirements, such as completing a certain
                                                      Postgraduate Prospectus on freephone in NZ            management of liaison, enrolment, course
number of points above 100-level.
                                                      0800 VARSITY (827 748).                               changes, aegrotats, examinations, scholarships,
                                                                                                            student support, graduation and student
Minor                                                                                                       transcripts. For more information contact
If you are studying towards a BA you will
                                                      Prerequisites                                         Student Services staff on +64 3 364 2555,
complete either a major and a minor, or two           A prerequisite is a course that you must pass         freephone in NZ 0800 VARSITY (827 748)
majors (double major). A minor consists of 75         before you can do another, usually more               or at the Student Service Centre.
points in a single Arts subject, including at least   advanced, course. For example, if BIOL 112 is a
45 points above 100-level.                            prerequisite for BIOL 210 you must pass BIOL 112      Student Advisors
                                                      before you can enrol in BIOL 210. Prerequisites are
                                                      often indicated by the letter ‘P’.                    These are specialist staff within the College
Part-time study                                                                                             offices who give academic advice and help with
Some students choose to study part-time                                                                     any academic problems students may face.
because of other commitments. The same
                                                      Programme Director/Convenor/                          Student Advisors can help with structuring your
courses are available to both part-time and           Coordinator                                           degree (including double majors and double
full-time students. The degree will take longer       The academic staff member responsible for the         degrees), course advice and other assistance
to complete part-time but in the end the              coordination of a programme of study within a         regarding your study plans and choices.
qualification will be the same. A part-time           Department or School.
student, while not eligible for a Student                                                                   Subject
Allowance, may be eligible for a partial Student      Restricted credit                                     A subject is a particular area of study in which
Loan (for StudyLink purposes if you are taking
                                                      Students enrolled in a 100 or 200-level course        the University offers courses eg, English, French,
less than 0.8 EFTS per year you are considered a
                                                      may receive restricted credit (C-) which cannot be    Mathematics or Geology. Not all subjects have
part-time student). In most cases, postgraduate
                                                      used as a prerequisite but is considered a pass.      courses at every level – eg, Journalism is only
students who wish to study part-time must
                                                                                                            available at the graduate level.
apply to the Dean of the relevant faculty for
permission.                                           Restriction
                                                      Course(s) which cannot all be credited to the same    Summer Programme
Points                                                degree because of overlap in content between the      The University offers a selection of degree
                                                      courses. For example: SOCI 212 and ANTH 212 are       courses in a range of subjects over summer
Each course has a point value that reflects the
                                                      restricted against each other, due to a similarity    (November–February). The Summer Programme
workload for the course. From 2011 all courses
                                                      of content. Often indicated by the letter ‘R’. A      is an opportunity for you to shorten the duration
will have a point value of 15 or a multiple of 15.
                                                      student may enrol in a restricted course for a        of your degree, spread your workload or pick
When you pass a course these points are credited
                                                      Certificate of Proficiency (COP).                     up a prerequisite course. Most courses qualify
towards your degree. If you fail a course you do
                                                                                                            for student loans. Due to their intensive nature
not get any points.
                                                      Science Headstart                                     summer degree courses are not recommended
Each undergraduate qualification has regulations                                                            for students who are new to university study.
which state the total number of points required       Students intending to major in Engineering,
for completion and the points requirements at         Science or Forestry need a solid background in
                                                      key science and mathematics subjects. Science         Tutorials
each level. Students should ensure they are fully
aware of the points requirements for their degree     Headstart courses are catch-up courses designed       Tutorials (also called ‘tutes’) are smaller-sized
and choose their courses accordingly.                 for newcomers to tertiary study who:                  classes – typically a staff member (tutor) and 10–
                                                      •	 want,	or	are	required	to	take	a	course	in	a	       20 students. Tutorials are more interactive than
                                                           subject	in	which	they	don’t	feel	confident       lectures. They give you the chance to discuss
Postgraduate and graduate                                                                                   material covered in lectures, go over assignments
                                                      •	 have	been	away	from	study	for	some	time
Postgraduate and graduate courses can only be                                                               and seek help if you need it. Tutorials sometimes
                                                      •	 do	not	feel	a	particular	subject	was	their	
taken by students who have already completed a                                                              involve group work or presentations. Attendance
                                                           strong	point	at	school.
bachelor’s degree, ie, graduates.                                                                           at tutorials is normally compulsory. You are
Postgraduate qualifications involve more              For more information go to                            usually able to choose tutorial times to suit your
advanced study in the area of your first              www.scienceheadstart.canterbury.ac.nz                 timetable. Many students confirm their tutorial
(undergraduate) degree. Postgraduate                                                                        groups during their first week of lectures.
qualifications include honours and master’s
degrees, and doctorates (PhDs).




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                  Qualification	codes

                  Bachelor’s	degrees	(including	UC	Intermediate	programmes,	                                   Certificates	of	Proficiency
                  and	honours	degrees)                                                                          Certificate of Proficiency Arts (Undergraduate)          COP Arts
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                   Bachelor of Arts                                             BA                              Certificate of Proficiency Arts (Postgraduate)           COP Arts (PG)
                   Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce                    BA/BCom                         Certificate of Proficiency Commerce (Undergraduate)      COP Commerce
                   Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts                   BA/BFA                          Certificate of Proficiency Commerce (Postgraduate)       COP Commerce (PG)
                   Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws                        BA/LLB                          Certificate of Proficiency Education (Undergraduate)     COP Education
                   Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music                       BA/MusB                         Certificate of Proficiency Education (Postgraduate)      COP Education (PG)
                   Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science                     BA/BSc                          Certificate of Proficiency Engineering (Undergraduate)   COP Engineering
                   Bachelor of Arts with Honours                                BA(Hons)                        Certificate of Proficiency Engineering (Postgraduate)    COP Engineering (PG)
                   Bachelor of Commerce                                         BCom                            Certificate of Proficiency Fine Arts (Undergraduate)     COP Fine Arts
                   Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Forestry Science        BCom/BForSc                     Certificate of Proficiency Fine Arts (Postgraduate)      COP Fine Arts (PG)
                   Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws                    BCom/LLB                        Certificate of Proficiency Forestry (Undergraduate)      COP Forestry
                   Bachelor of Commerce with Honours                            BCom(Hons)                      Certificate of Proficiency Forestry (Postgraduate)       COP Forestry (PG)
                   Bachelor of Education and                                    BEd/                            Certificate of Proficiency Law (Undergraduate)           COP Law
                   Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary)†       GradDipTchLn(Secondary)†        Certificate of Proficiency Law (Postgraduate)            COP Law (PG)
                   Bachelor of Education (Physical Education)                   BEd(Physical Education)         Certificate of Proficiency Music (Undergraduate)         COP Music
                   Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Intermediate            BE(Hons) Int                    Certificate of Proficiency Music (Postgraduate)          COP Music (PG)
                   Bachelor of Engineering with Honours                         BE(Hons)                        Certificate of Proficiency Preparatory                   COP Prep
                   Bachelor of Engineering with Honours and                     BE(Hons)/BCom                   Certificate of Proficiency Science (Undergraduate)       COP Science
                   Bachelor of Commerce
                                                                                                                Certificate of Proficiency Science (Postgraduate)        COP Science (PG)
                   Bachelor of Engineering with Honours and                     BE(Hons)/BSc
                   Bachelor of Science
                                                                                                               Cultural	enrolment
                   Bachelor of Fine Arts Intermediate                           BFA Int
                   Bachelor of Fine Arts                                        BFA                             Cultural Arts                                            Cultural Arts
                   Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours                           BFA(Hons)                       Cultural Commerce                                        Cultural Commerce
                   Bachelor of Forestry Science                                 BForSc                          Cultural Education                                       Cultural Education
                   Bachelor of Laws                                             LLB                             Cultural Engineering                                     Cultural Engineering
                   Bachelor of Laws Honours                                     LLB(Hons)                       Cultural Fine Arts                                       Cultural Fine Arts
                   Bachelor of Music                                            MusB                            Cultural Forestry                                        Cultural Forestry
                   Bachelor of Music with Honours                               MusB(Hons)                      Cultural Law                                             Cultural Law
                   Bachelor of Science                                          BSc                             Cultural Music                                           Cultural Music
                   Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce                 BSc/BCom                        Cultural Science                                         Cultural Science
                   Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws                     BSc/LLB
                                                                                                               Diplomas
                   Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Music                    BSc/MusB
                   Pre-Bachelor of Science with Honours                         Pre-BSc(Hons)                   Diploma in Adult Teaching and Learning                   DipATL
                   Bachelor of Science with Honours                             BSc(Hons)                       Diploma in Children’s Literature†                        DipChLit†
                   Bachelor of Social Work                                      BSW                             Diploma in Chinese Language                              DipChinLang
                   Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy Intermediate         BSLT Int                        Diploma in French Language                               DipFrenLang
                   Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy                      BSLT                            Diploma in German Language                               DipGrmnLang
                   Bachelor of Sport Coaching                                   BSpC                            Diploma in Japanese Language                             DipJapaLang
                   Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood)          BTchLn(EarlyChildhood)          Diploma in Russian Language                              DipRussLang
                   Bachelor of Teaching and Learning with Honours               BTchLn(Hons)                    Diploma in Spanish Language                              DipSpanLang
                   Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary)                  BTchLn(Primary)                 Diploma in Teaching and Learning                         DipTchLn(EarlyChildhood)
                                                                                                                (Early Childhood)
                   Bachelor of Teaching and Learning via Upgrade                BTchLn(Upgrade)
                                                                                                                Diploma in Teaching and Supporting People                DipTSD†
                  Certificates                                                                                  with Disabilities†
                                                                                                                Te Pourua: Diploma in Maori and                          DipMaoInStudies
                   Certificate in Adult Literacy Tuition†                             CertALT†                  Indigenous Studies
                   Certificate in Arts                                                CertArts                  Te Pourua Reo: Diploma in Te Reo Maori                   DipTeReoMaori
                   Certificate in Children’s Literature†                              CertChLit†
                   Certificate in English for Tertiary Studies                        CertEnglishTertStudies   Doctor	of	Philosophy	
                   Certificate in Foundation Studies                                  CertFounStudies
                                                                                                                Doctor of Philosophy                                     PhD
                   Certificate in Learning Support                                    CertLS
                   Certificate in Science                                             CertSc
                   Certificate in University Preparation                              CUP
                   Te Poutahi: Certificate in Arts (Maori and Indigenous Studies)     CertArts(MaoInStudies)
                   Te Poutahi Reo: Certificate in Arts (Te Reo Maori)                 CertArts(TeReoMaori)

                                                                                                               †Not open to new enrolments.


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Graduate	certificates                                                                    Master of Engineering in Transportation                  MET
                                                                                         Master of Engineering Studies                            MEngSt
 Graduate Certificate in Applied e-Teaching and Support        GradCertAeTS
                                                                                         Master of Fine Arts                                      MFA




                                                                                                                                                                                    Enrolment at UC
 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching†                    GradCertCT†
                                                                                         Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing                  MFA(CreativeWriting)
 Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education†                     GradCertGiftedEd
                                                                                         Master of Forestry Science                               MForSc
 Graduate Certificate in Management in                         GradCertMgtECE†
 Early Childhood Education†                                                              Masters in Geographic Information Science*               MGIS*
 Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning†         GradCertOTL†              Master of Health Sciences                                MHealSc
 Graduate Certificate in Science, Innovation and               GradCertScIE*             Master of International Law and Politics                 MIntLaw&Pols
 Entrepreneurship*                                                                       Master of Laws                                           LLM
 Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to                   GradCertTESOL†            Master of Laws (International Law and Politics)          LLM(IntLaw&Pols)
 Speakers of Other Languages†
                                                                                         Master of Maori and Indigenous Studies                   MMaor
 Graduate Certificate in Teaching Studies†                     GradCertTS†
                                                                                         Master of Music                                          MMus
Graduate	diplomas                                                                        Master of Science                                        MSc
                                                                                         Master of Social Work                                    MSW
 Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Information Systems GradDipACC&IS
                                                                                         Master of Social Work (Applied)†                         MSW(App)†
 Graduate Diploma in Applied e-Teaching and Support†           GradDipAeTS†
                                                                                         Master of Speech and Language Therapy                    MSLT
 Graduate Diploma in Arts                                      GradDipArts
                                                                                         Master of Teaching and Learning†                         MTchLn†
 Graduate Diploma in Business Administration                   GradDipBA
                                                                                         Master of Te Reo Maori                                   MTeReo
 Graduate Diploma in Economics                                 GradDipEcon
 Graduate Diploma in the Education of Students with            GradDipSTN†               Postgraduate	certificates
 Special Teaching Needs†
 Graduate Diploma in Forestry                                  GradDipFor                Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies                   PGCertAntaStud
 Graduate Diploma in Information and Communication             GradDipICTEd†             Postgraduate Certificate in Applied e-Teaching and Support†     PGCertAeTS†
 Technology in Education†                                                                Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching                   PGCertCT
 Graduate Diploma in Journalism                                GradDipJ                  Postgraduate Certificate in Education                           PGCertEd
 Graduate Diploma in Management                                GradDipMgt                Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering                         PGCertEng
 Graduate Diploma in Science                                   GradDipSc                 Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences                     PGCertHealSc
 Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning                     GradDipTchLn              Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care                     PGCertPC
 (Early Childhood) (2-year programme)†                         (EarlyChildhood)†         Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching*                PGCertSpecTchg*
 Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning                     GradDipTchLn(ECE)†        Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching                   PGCertTertTchg
 (Early Childhood) (15-month programme)†
 Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching                  GradDipECTch              Postgraduate	diplomas
 Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary)           GradDipTchLn(Primary)
                                                                                         Postgraduate Diploma in Antarctic Studies                       PGDipAntaStud
 Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary)         GradDipTchLn(Secondary)
                                                                                         Postgraduate Diploma in Applied e-Teaching and Support          PGDipAeTS
 Hoaka Pounamu: Graduate Diploma in Te Reo Maori               GradDipHP†
 Bilingual and Immersion Teaching†                                                       Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship                         PGDipArtCuratorship
                                                                                         Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management                     PGDipBM
Intermediate	programmes	–	for	entry	to	other	universities                                Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology             PGDipChFamPsyc
 Chiropractic Intermediate                                Chiro Int                      Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology                     PGDipClinPsyc
 Optometry Intermediate                                   Opto Int                       Postgraduate Diploma in Economics                               PGDipEcon
 Veterinary Science Intermediate                          VetSc Int                      Postgraduate Diploma in Education                               PGDipEd
 Other Intermediate                                       Other (State)                  Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership†                 PGDipEdLead†
                                                                                         Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Geology                     PGDipEngGeol
Master’s	degrees                                                                         Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry                                PGDipFor

 Master of Antarctic Studies                              MAntaStud                      Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science*         PGDipGIS*

 Master of Arts                                           MA                             Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences                         PGDipHealSc

 Master of Audiology                                      MAud                           Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial and Organisational           PGDipIndOrgPsyc
                                                                                         Psychology
 Master of Business Administration                        MBA
                                                                                         Postgraduate Diploma in Maori and Indigenous Studies            PGDipMaor
 Master of Business Management                            MBM
                                                                                         Postgraduate Diploma in Science                                 PGDipSc
 Master of Commerce                                       MCom
                                                                                         Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work†                            PGDipSocWork†
 Master of Education                                      MEd
                                                                                         Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching*                    PGDipSpecTchg*
 Master of Education (Child and Family Psychology)†       MEd(ChFamPsyc)†
                                                                                         Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning†                  PGDipTchLn†
 Master of Engineering                                    ME
                                                                                         Postgraduate Diploma in Te Reo Maori                            PGDipTeReo
 Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering                MEFE
                                                                                         Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching                       PGDipTertTchg
 Master of Engineering in Management                      MEM




*Subject to NZVCC CUAP approval due December 2010. †Not open to new enrolments.


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