Courses & Units

Course rules for K7E Master of Protected Area Governance and Management


Faculty: Science, Engineering and Technology

Award Title: Master of Protected Area Governance and Managemen

Award Abbreviation: MPAGovMgt

Course Code: K7E


Entry

1. Candidates for the Master of Protected Area Governance and Management shall be qualified for entry if they have qualified for admission to a bachelor degree in any discipline at the University of Tasmania or hold other tertiary qualification(s) deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent for this purpose. International applicants who are nationals of and currently reside in a country where English is not the official language require an IELTS of 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.0 or equivalent.


2. Candidates for the Master of Protected Area Governance and Management shall complete the course requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than 1.5 years of full-time study (or its equivalent)] and not more than four years, from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure


3. To qualify for the Master of Protected Area Governance and Management:

(a) Candidates shall pass a total of 200% distributed as follows:

* 50% of units from Schedule A;

* 50% of units from Schedule B;

* 50% of units from Schedule C; and

* 50% of units from Schedule D.


(b) With approval of the Course Coordinator, candidates with at least 2 years relevant professional experience, or with a relevant honours degree, 4-year bachelors or postgraduate qualification, can pass a total of 150% distributed as follows:


* at least 25% and up to 50% of units from Schedule A;

* at least 25% and up to 50% of units from Schedule B;* at least 25% and up to 50% of units from Schedule C; and

* 50% of units from Schedule D.


4. On entry, on-campus students undertaking 200% will be evaluated by the course coordinator for a requirement to undertake KGA539 Environmental Studies Studio (12.5%). KGA539 is designed to assist students to meet the requirements of postgraduate coursework study in an environmental field at an Australian university. Students undertaking KGA539 will reduce their enrolment in one of Schedules A, B or C from 50% to 37.5%.

5. The units which may be included in a course for the Master of Protected Area Governance and Management shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with Schedules A, B, C and D.

6. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the Master of Protected Area Governance and Management.

7. All candidates may undertake a maximum of 25% of Level 3 Units.

8. In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies

9. Passes in subjects or units in other postgraduate courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the Graduate Certificate, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the Master of Protected Area Governance and Management.

Miscellaneous

10. The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedule to these specifications.

11. These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2015 and shall apply to all candidates for the Master of Protected Area Governance and Management, including those enrolling for the firsttime in that year and those enrolled subsequently.


12. The approved abbreviation for the Master of Protected Area Governance and Management shall be MPAGovMgt.