School of Chemical Sciences


Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci)

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science takes one year and consists of 120 points (usually eight courses). This programme is one of the paths for students intending to go on and complete a research MSc.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science takes one year and consists of 120 points (usually eight courses). This programme is one of the paths for students intending to go on and complete a research MSc in chemistry. The requirement for entry into this programme is a BSc major in Chemistry. A student who is within 15 points of completing all the requirements for a BSc may, with the approval of the Head of School, enrol for a PGDipSci provided that the remaining course is completed within 12 months of entry to PGDipSci and is not a course required for the major. The programme must be completed within one year of initial enrolment if enrolled full-time or within 4 years of enrolment if enrolled part-time.

Students should discuss their course selection with the Postgraduate Coordinator and may be recommended to include CHEM 701 and 702 Postgraduate Topics in Chemistry 1 and 2.

The course CHEM 750 is strongly recommended and students intending to proceed to a Research MSc in Chemistry should also take CHEM 795 Research Methods in Chemistry. Students may elect to do CHEM 691 the Postgraduate Diploma Dissertation, which is a 30 point research project carried out under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. The results of this project are reported in a dissertation and overall assessment of this course will be based on your input of work and effort and the quality of your written dissertation. The research topics available for the CHEM 691 project arise from the research programmes of the academic staff. These research programmes are described in detail in the Research Supervisors and Research Topics part of the Handbook.

Students are advised to consult the University of Auckland Calendar for detailed regulations for this diploma.

The University of Auckland Calendar

Prerequisites

A BSc degree completed at The University of Auckland with a major in Chemistry or an approved degree of equivalent standing completed at another university.

Requirements

  • At least 90 points from CHEM 691, 710-780, 795
  • Up to 30 points from 600 or 700 level courses in Chemistry or a related subject with approval of the Head of Department

CHEM 750, the Advanced Topics course is strongly recommended
CHEM 795 is strongly recommended for candidates intending to proceed to research MSc.

Students must apply for admission to the PGDipSci programme online through Student Services Online.

For further information on the PGDipSci in Chemistry degree, please contact:

Dr Viji Sarojini
Phone: + 64 9 373 7599 ext 83387
Email: v.sarojini@auckland.ac.nz