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    The Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) is a 180-point, coursework postgraduate degree. A candidate would normally be a graduate but the degree is also open to those with other relevant qualifications.

    The MAppSc is designed for students who wish to pursue an interdisciplinary programme of study underpinned by science that delivers versatile skills relevant to multiple end-users. Optional paths are available that enphasize commercialisation, workplace-based projects or independent study.

    The MAppSc can be completed in 12 months or in stages, providing flexibility for recent graduates and those currently employed.

    The whole purpose of the Applied Science programme is to provide employer facing skills that will prepare you for an exciting career.

    It may be a career that hasn't been devised yet - that's the nature of technology and scientific development at this time in history!

    Key to selling yourself to prospective employers is being able to clearly articulate the skills you have. Our Graduate Attributes for the Applied Science degrees are the skills that we strive to bring out in you, skills that employers are seeking.

    The Applied Science Graduate attributes are:

    • METHODOLOGICAL PROBLEM SOLVING: by applying logic; and acquiring, organising, retrieving, evaluating and presenting information; and the ability to work independently and adapt by acquiring new skills for seeking solutions to unmet needs.
    • INTERDISCIPLINARY CAPABILITY: understand at least two disciplines with the practical capacity to link between disciplines.
    • END-USER FOCUS: Understanding cultural diversity, ethical standards and social and personal responsibility and that the beneficiaries of applied science include: the graduate; consumers; employers; the people of New Zealand and the world.
    • NETWORKING: The ability to communicate and maintain diverse linkages and to lead and effectively operate within a team, to appreciate New Zealand’s contribution to the international environment.
    • EMPLOYABILITY: The attributes of interdisciplinary capability, methodological problem solving, end-user focus and networking—combined with self-confidence, personal responsibility and enterprise, with a commitment to adapt in a changing environment.

    Programme Requirements

    Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Applied Geology

    • GEOL 401 Current Topics and Advanced Methods in Geoscience;

    • Three other 400-level GEOL papers;

    • Three further approved papers at 400-level;

    • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study.

    Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Bioengineering

    • BIOE 401 (this paper is currently not offered);

    • DETE 402 Bioengineering Design;

    • ENTR 421 Technology and Entrepreneurship;

    • Four further approved papers at 400-level;

    • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study.

    Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Clothing and Textile Sciences

    • CLTE 451 Physical Properties of Clothing and Textiles;

    • CLTE 452 Social Aspects of Clothing and Textiles;

    • CLTE 453 Research Methods;

    • CLTE 454 Clothing, Materials and Workplace Injury;

    • Three further approved papers at 400-level;

    • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study.

    Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Computational Modelling

    • COMO 401 Modelling 2 (this paper is not currently offered);

    • Three papers from 400-level COSC, DETE, ELEC, MATH or STAT papers;

    • Three further approved papers at 400-level;

    • One of:

      • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study,
      • APPS 598 Workplace-based Project.

    Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Computer Science

    • Papers worth 120 points from:
      COSC 410, COSC 411, COSC 412, COSC 420, COSC 421, COSC 422, COSC 430, COSC 431, COSC 440, COSC 441, COSC 450, COSC 470, COSC 471, COSC 480;

    • TELE 402 Internetworking;

    • 20 further approved points at 400-level;

    • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study.

    Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Consumer Food Science

    • Four 400-level FOSC papers;

    • Three further approved papers at 400-level;

    • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study or APPS 598 Workplace-based Project

    Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Design for Technology

    • DETE 401 Research Methods;

    • DETE 402 Bioengineering Design;

    • DETE 403 Open Network Design;

    • DETE 405 Participatory Design;

    • Three further approved papers at 400-level;

    • One of:

      • APPS 596 Commercialisation Project,
      • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study,
      • APPS 598 Workplace-based Project.

    Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Electronics

    • Four papers from:Three further approved papers at 400-level;

      • ELEC 411 Topics in Modern Electronics,
      • ELEC 412 Topics in Modern Electronics,
      • ELEC 413 Topics in Modern Electronics,
      • ELEC 414 Topics in Modern Electronics,
      • ELEC 415 Topics in Modern Electronics,
      • ELEC 416 Topics in Modern Electronics;
    • One of:

      • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study or
      • APPS 598 Workplace-based Project.

    Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Environmental Management

    • GEOG 471 Environmental Impact Assessment;

    • GEOG 472 Developments in Environmental Management;

    • Five further approved papers at 400-level;

    • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study.

    Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Geographic Information Systems

    • Five papers from:Two further 400- or 500-level papers approved by the Programme Director;

      • SURV 508 Spatial Databases,
      • SURV 509 Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies,
      • SURV 510 Management Issues in Geographic Information Systems,
      • SURV 511 Spatial Analysis and Modelling,
      • SURV 512 Geovisualisation and Cartography,
      • SURV 513 Resource Mapping and Image Processing,
      • SURV 515 GIS Programming in Python;
    • One of:

      • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study,
      • APPS 598 Workplace-based Project.

    Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Microbiology

    • MICR 461 Molecular Microbiology;

    • MICR 463 Trends in Microbiology;

    • MICR 464 Medical Microbiology and Immunology;

    • Four further approved 400-level papers;

    • One of:

      • APPS 596 Commercialisation Project,
      • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study,
      • APPS 598 Workplace-based Project.

    Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Molecular Biotechnology

    • Six approved papers from:

      BIOC 461, BIOC 462, BIOC 463, BIOC 464, GENE 411, GENE 412, MICR 461, MICR 462, MICR 463, MICR 464, PLBI 401;

    • one further approved paper at 400-level;

    • One of:

      • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study,
      • APPS 598 Workplace-based Project.

    Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Plant Biotechnology

    • PLBI 401 Special Topics;

    • BTNY 461 Plant Physiology and Biotechnology;

    • BTNY 465 Plant and Environment;

    • Four further approved 400-level papers;

    • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study.

    Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Software and Knowledge Engineering

    • SENG 401 Software Engineering;

    • Approved papers at 400-level papers, normally drawn from 400-level COSC, INFO or SENG papers;

    • One of:

      • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study,
      • APPS 598 Workplace-based Project.

      Note: SENG 580 Research Project can be substituted for APPS 597 or 598.

    Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Telecommunications

    • Approved papers worth 140 points from 400-level TELE, INFO, ELEC or COSC papers;

    • One of:

      • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study,

      • APPS 598 Workplace-based Project.


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    Admission to the ProgrammeAdmission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions:be a graduate and have achieved an average grade of at least B in the relevant 300-level papers;have obtained a Postgraduate Certificate or a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science with an average grade of at least B;have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme.

    University of Otago Coursework Master's Scholarship

    The University of Otago Coursework Master's Scholarship provides funding to support course work-based Master's students studying at the University of Otago.

    Information

    Applicants must be:

    - obtaining their first Otago Coursework Master's qualification

    - domestic students or international students

    - undertaking a papers based thesis*

    * Coursework Master’s Scholarships are not available for the papers year of a two-year research Master’s degree.

    Selection is based predominantly on academic merit and the applicant’s potential for research.

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