Regulations for the Degree of Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech)

This qualification is awarded jointly by the University of Auckland and the University of Waikato.

  1. The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.

Admission

  1. Candidates for the Degree must have qualified for the award of:
    either
    1. a Bachelors (Honours) degree of the University of Waikato, or a 120 point Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology, or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, with a Grade Point Average of 4.5 or higher in 75 points above 300 level including at least 45 points in Computer Science or a related field at 500 level
    2. or
      1. a Bachelors degree of the University of Waikato, or a degree qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, with a Grade Point Average of 4.5 or higher in 75 points at 300 level or above including at least 45 points in Computer Science or a related field

        or

        1. a Bachelors degree of the University of Waikato, or a degree qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent

          and

        2. the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology with a Grade Point Average of 4.5 or higher.oror

      1. a Bachelors degree of the University of Waikato, or a degree qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, with a Grade Point Average of 4.5 or higher in 75 points above 200 level

        or

      2. qualified for the award of the Diploma in Postgraduate Preparation - Pre Masters of the University of Waikato with a Grade Point Average of 4.5 or higher.1

  1. In exceptional circumstances, candidates who do not meet the requirements of section 2 of these regulations, but who have at least three years of extensive relevant, practical, professional or scholarly experience deemed to be equivalent to the requirements of section 2(a), (b) or (c) may be considered for admission subject to the completion of any qualifying papers the Academic Board may prescribe.

 

Requirements for the Degree

  1. Candidates admitted under section 2(a) of these regulations must
    1. gain 120 points at 500 level or above

    and

    1. complete the requirements of the degree in not more than 12 consecutive months of full-time study, or, in the case of part-time study, an enrolment period not exceeding four calendar years from the date of first enrolment in the Degree

    and

    1. not exceed 150 points for the total enrolment for this Degree.
  2. Candidates admitted under section 2(b) of these regulations must
    1. gain 180 points at 500 level or above

    and

    1. complete the requirements of the degree in not more than 18 consecutive months of full-time study, or, in the case of part-time study, an enrolment period not exceeding six calendar years from the date of first enrolment in the Degree

    and

    1. not exceed 210 points for the total enrolment for this Degree.
  3. Candidates admitted under section 2(c) or section 3 of these regulations must
    1. gain 240 points at 500 level or above

    and

    1. complete the requirements of the degree in not more than 24 consecutive months of full-time study, or, in the case of part-time study, an enrolment period not exceeding six calendar years from the date of first enrolment in the Degree

    and

    1. not exceed 270 points for the total enrolment for this Degree.
  4. Candidates must enrol in the Division of Health, Engineering Computing and Science and follow an approved programme of study.
  5. Candidates must complete the papers prescribed for the Degree in the Computer Science Subject Regulations, including any compulsory papers.
  6. If these requirements include papers the same as, or similar to, those already passed by a candidate, alternative papers must be substituted as approved by the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Division or delegated authority.
  7. If a candidate fails a paper or papers (worth not more than 30 points in total), they may repeat the paper or papers or take an alternative paper or papers with the same total points value on one occasion only. A candidate who fails a paper or papers worth more than 30 points in total will not be permitted to proceed with the Degree.
  8. A candidate who is required to complete 240 points must have achieved a Grade Point Average of 4.5 or higher in the first 60 points of taught papers taken for this degree. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, the candidate will not be permitted to proceed with the Degree.
  9. A candidate who is required to complete 240 points must have achieved a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in the first 180 points of taught papers taken for this degree prior to enrolment in CSMAX596. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Information Technology cannot continue.
  10. A candidate who is required to complete 180 points must have achieved a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in the first 120 points of taught papers taken for this degree prior to enrolment in CSMAX596. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, the candidate will not be permitted to proceed with the Degree.
  11. A candidate who is required to complete 120 points must have achieved a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in the first 60 points of taught papers taken for this degree prior to enrolment in CSMAX596. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, the candidate will not be permitted to proceed with the Degree.
  12. A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Waikato Academic Integrity Module.

Reassignment

  1. A candidate who does not achieve the required Grade Point Average under sections 11, 12, 13 or 14 may apply to reassign papers passed for the Master of Information Technology to either the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology or the Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology.

Award of Honours

  1. The Degree may be awarded with
    1. First Class Honours, or
    2. Second Class Honours (first division), or
    3. Second Class Honours (second division), or

or without honours.

  1. Except with the approval of the Academic Board, the level of honours will be calculated on the basis of grades for all of the papers completed for the Degree, including any failed paper.

Variations

  1. The Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Division or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.

Note:

1 For the avoidance of doubt this admission criteria applies to admission to the University of Waikato only.