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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Certificate of University Preparation
CertUniPrep

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Certificate of University Preparation requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified, or shall have:

(a) completed Year 13 at a New Zealand secondary school, or equivalent; and:

(b) have achieved at least 14 credits in at least one approved subject at NCEA Level 3 or above, or equivalent; and

(c) have achieved at least 10 credits in at least two other approved subjects at NCEA Level 3 or above, or equivalent; and

(d) have met the literacy and numeracy standards required for University Entrance, or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Certificate of University Preparation shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 60 credits, comprising:

(a) the core courses listed in Schedule A for the Qualification;

(b) courses selected for one pathway as listed in Schedule B for the Certificate of University Preparation; and including:

(c) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

3. The Certificate of University Preparation is awarded without specialisation.

Completion Requirements

4. A candidate's programme of study may not exceed two academic years from date of first enrolment in a course to be credited to the Certificate of University Preparation.

5. Candidates may be awarded the Certificate when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

6. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Certificate of University Preparation

Schedule A: Core courses

192.042 Study Skills and Strategies 15 credits

192.043 Critical Academic Skills 15 credits

Schedule B: Specific courses for Pathways

Business Pathway (30 credits from)

115.013 Foundation Management 15 credits
R 152.011

115.014 Foundation Economics 15 credits
R 178.011

115.015 Foundation Financial Literacy 15 credits

192.011 Foundation Communications 15 credits

247.001 Foundation Mathematics 1 15 credits
R Students will not be permitted to enrol in 247.001 concurrently with 247.002

Humanities/Social Sciences Pathway (30 credits from)

115.014 Foundation Economics 15 credits
R 178.011

150.001 Foundation Māori Culture 15 credits

192.011 Foundation Communications 15 credits

230.001 Foundation Humanities 15 credits

230.002 Foundation Social Sciences 15 credits

Science Pathway (30 credits from)

At least 15 credits from

247.001 Foundation Mathematics 1 15 credits
R Students will not be permitted to enrol in 247.001 concurrently with 247.002

247.002 Foundation Mathematics 2 15 credits
R 160.011

247.003 Foundation Physical Sciences 15 credits
R 119.011

247.004 Foundation Biological Sciences 15 credits
R 119.012

No more than 15 credits from

115.014 Foundation Economics 15 credits
R 178.011

192.011 Foundation Communications 15 credits

Health Pathway (30 credits from)

150.001 Foundation Māori Culture 15 credits

192.011 Foundation Communications 15 credits

214.003 Foundation Human Bioscience 15 credits

230.002 Foundation Social Sciences 15 credits

247.001 Foundation Mathematics 1 15 credits
R Students will not be permitted to enrol in 247.001 concurrently with 247.002

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