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Regulations for the Degree of Master of Innovation and Technology (MInnovT)


1.   Candidates for the degree of Master of Innovation and Technology must have
  (a)   qualified for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science (Technology) or Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences of the University of Waikato, or
  (b)   qualified for the award of an equivalent bachelors degree in Science, Technology or Engineering, or
  (c)   qualified for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma of Innovation and Technology or the Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies of the University of Waikato, or
  (d)   produced evidence to the satisfaction of the Academic Board that they have adequate training, experience and ability to proceed with the proposed programme of study.
  In addition, all candidates must have satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in the subject(s) being presented for the degree, at levels considered appropriate by the Academic Board.
2.   Candidates must enrol in the Waikato Management School on a part-time basis. Candidates must complete a total of 240 points in Level 7 papers, including any compulsory papers, prescribed in the schedule under Executive Education in the Calendar. Up to 30 points may be replaced by a substantial project on a topic in innovation, entrepreneurship and technology, in which case the Academic Board will appoint assessors, one of whom shall be external to the University. A candidate who is admitted under section 1(c) above may relinquish the PGDipInnovT or PGDipMgtSt and transfer the papers taken to the MInnovT up to a maximum of 120 points.
3.   For candidates admitted to the MInnovT under sections 1(a), 1(b) and 1(d) the maximum time for completion of the degree is eight years. For candidates admitted under section 1(c) the maximum time for completion of the degree is four years.
4.   A module will normally require 120-150 hours of work, usually consisting of five days full-time directed group work, together with preparation and final assignments.
5.   Candidates who have passed complementary modules offered by other accredited providers may apply for credit towards the Master of Innovation and Technology.
6.   The degree may be awarded with Distinction, based on a high level of performance in modular assignments and on the quality of any project presented for the degree. The decision on the award of distinction will be made after all of the required work has been assessed.
7.   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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