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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 in Foundation Studies
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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 in Foundation Studies requires that the candidate will:

(a) have completed NCEA Level 2, or equivalent; and

(b) if English is not the applicant's first language, have achieved an IELTS of 5.5 overall with no band less than 5.0, or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Certificate in Foundation Studies shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) the core courses listed in Schedule A for the Certificate in Foundation Studies schedule; and

(b) courses selected for one pathway as listed in Schedule B for the Certificate in Foundation Studies;

and including:

(c) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

3. The Certificate in Foundation Studies is awarded without specialisation.

Completion Requirements

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

5. Candidates may be graduated 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 in Foundation Studies

Schedule A: Core courses

192.040 Academic Language and Writing 115 credits

192.041 Academic Language and Writing 215 credits
P 192.040

192.042 Study Skills and Strategies15 credits

192.043 Critical Academic Skills15 credits

Schedule B: Specific courses Pathways

Business Pathway (60 credits from)

115.013 Foundation Management15 credits
R 152.011

115.014 Foundation Economics15 credits
R 178.011

115.015 Foundation Financial Literacy15 credits

192.011 Foundation Communications15 credits

247.001 Foundation Mathematics 115 credits
R Students will not be permitted to enrol in 247.001 concurrently with 247.002

Humanities/Social Sciences Pathway (60 credits from)

115.014 Foundation Economics15 credits
R 178.011

150.001 Foundation Māori Culture15 credits

192.011 Foundation Communications15 credits

230.001 Foundation Humanities15 credits

230.002 Foundation Social Sciences15 credits

Science Pathway (60 credits from)

At least 45 credits from

247.001 Foundation Mathematics 115 credits
R Students will not be permitted to enrol in 247.001 concurrently with 247.002

247.002 Foundation Mathematics 215 credits
R 160.011

247.003 Foundation Physical Sciences15 credits
R 119.011

247.004 Foundation Biological Sciences15 credits
R 119.012

No more than 15 credits from

115.014 Foundation Economics15 credits
R 178.011

192.011 Foundation Communications15 credits

Health Pathway (60 credits from)

150.001 Foundation Māori Culture15 credits

192.011 Foundation Communications15 credits

214.003 Foundation Human Bioscience15 credits

230.002 Foundation Social Sciences15 credits

247.001 Foundation Mathematics 115 credits
R Students will not be permitted to enrol in 247.001 concurrently with 247.002

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