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Regulations for the Degree of Master of Environmental Planning (MEP)


1.   Candidates for the degree of Master of Environmental Planning must have qualified for the award of
  (a)   the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours or Master of Science of the University of Waikato, in Resources and Environmental Planning, with at least a B grade average, or
  (b)   the Postgraduate Diploma in Science of the University of Waikato, in Resources and Environmental Planning, with at least a B grade average, or
  (c)   in exceptional circumstances, an approved qualification including, or together with, approved graduate papers in planning law and planning theory, and evidence of at least two years work experience in a field relevant to planning.
2.   Candidates must enrol and follow an approved programme of study in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
3.   Candidates must pass two Level 5 Practicum papers equivalent to 30 points each, as prescribed for the degree in the Calendar, and a dissertation equivalent to 60 points. Candidates may replace ENVP501 with an approved elective. Papers approved for the elective shall include any Level 5 paper that, at the discretion of the COD or programme convenor, can be demonstrated to be relevant to planning.
4.   Candidates must complete the requirements for the degree within five years of first enrolment for the degree.
5.   Candidates must enrol for and undertake the requirements for the degree in accordance with the guidelines contained in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook for the Master of Environmental Planning (MEP).
6.   The procedures and criteria for assessing the personal and professional competencies central to the satisfactory completion of the degree are prescribed in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook for the Master of Environmental Planning (MEP)
7.   The Practicum papers for the degree are assessed on a Pass/Fail basis.
8.   The degree may be awarded with Distinction.
9.   Where a candidate fails a paper, he or she may be permitted to repeat the paper on one occasion only. A candidate who fails a paper will not be eligible for the award of distinction. A candidate who fails more than one paper will not be permitted to proceed with the degree.
10.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations Governing Graduate Degrees apply in these regulations and include provisions for the variation and waiver of these regulations in individual cases by the Academic Board or delegated authority.

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