Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Design (PGDipDes)

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


  1. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma must have
    1. qualified for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Design, awarded by the University of Waikato, or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, or
    2. in exceptional circumstances, have produced evidence which satisfies the Academic Board that they have adequate training and ability to proceed to the Postgraduate Diploma programme.
  2. Selection into the Postgraduate Diploma is on the basis of criteria approved for this purpose by the Academic Board.
  3. The Academic Board may prescribe qualifying papers or additional work which must be completed either prior to completion or concurrently if it considers any candidate to be insufficiently prepared for the Postgraduate Diploma programme.

Requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma

  1. The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Postgraduate Diploma is one year.
  2. Candidates must enrol in the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science and follow an approved programme of study.
  3. Candidates must complete a specified programme as prescribed in the Design entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers and must pass all papers on the first attempt.

Award of Honours

  1. In accordance with criteria approved for this purpose by the Academic Board, the Postgraduate Diploma may be awarded with Distinction.


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