1. REGULATORY FRAMEWORK

Higher degree candidates are governed by the University‟s Rules for the Degree of Doctor of

Philosophy, Rules for the Degree of Master of Philosophy, Rules for the Degree of Master of

Science, General Rules for Postgraduate Diplomas and Rules for the form of theses Special

Rules relating to their individual Courses – Special Rules for the Postgraduate Diploma in

Agriculture,Electrical Engineering, Special Rules for the Postgraduate Diploma in

Engineering Mathematics, Special Rules for the Postgraduate Diploma in Land Studies, Special Rules for the Diploma in Physical Planning (a postgraduate qualification) – and candidates for the degree of Master of Science in Land Studies are governed by the Special Rules for the Degree of master of Science in Land Studies.

 

  1. GENERAL

 

References to higher degree candidatures should be taken to include candidates for the various postgraduate diplomas.

 

  1. HIGHER DEGREES COMMITTEE

 

The Higher Degrees Committees‟ terms of references are:

 

- to administer the Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, the Rules for the Degree of Master of Philosophy, the General Rules for the Master‟s Degree based on course work, the General Rules for Postgraduate Diplomas and the Rules for the form of Theses.

 

 The formal involvement of the Higher Degrees Committee with various postgraduate candidatures is precisely specified in the various Rules.

  1. ADMISSION TO CANDIDATURE

 

An applicant for admission to candidature for any postgraduate degree or diploma shall complete an application form and submit it to the Head of the Department in which he or she proposes to study.  This form is available from the Registrar.  If the Head of Department supports the application he or she shall complete the departmental section of the form and forward it to the Registrar.

 

The Registrar shall present the application to the next following meeting of the Higher Degrees Committee which shall consider it in relation to the rules relating to admission contained in the various Rules.  If the application is successful, the Registrar shall record this in the minutes of the Higher Degrees Committee and shall notify the candidate by letter of his or her admission of the details of his or her candidature.

 

  1. REGISTRATION

 

  1. candidate shall register for his or her degree or postgraduate diploma as soon as possible in accordance with instructions given by the Registrar in the letter of admission.  The Registrar shall either supply the registration form with the letter of admission or ask the candidate to come to his or her office for the purpose of completing the form.

 

  1. RE-REGISTRATION

 

  1. candidate shall re-register annually throughout the period of candidature not later than the end of the fourth week of the first semester in each year of the candidature.  To this end, and in accordance with the provisions of rules 16(3) for the degrees of PhD and MPhil, 6(3) for the degree of MSc and 14(2) for the Postgraduate Diploma, the Principal Supervisor or Tutor shall report to the Committee through the Head of Department, not later than the last day in February in the year in which the candidate seeks to re-register, on the candidate‟s work during the previous year and make a recommendation as to whether or not the candidate should be permitted to re-register.  Where a candidate is not recommended to re-register, the Committee shall take action in accordance with the provisions of the various Rules to suspend or terminate the candidature.

 

  1. FEES

 

  1. candidate shall pay such fees, including examination fees, as may be determined by the Council from time to time.  The Registrar shall advise the candidate of the fees he or she has to pay and of the deadlines applying to them.

 

  1. PROGRESS OF CANDIDATE

       

 The various Rules have been framed to cover the generality of things which may happen during the course of candidature.  For example, they cover transfers from one degree to another, changes in status from full to part-time and vice versa, interruptions in candidature and terminations of candidature and so forth.  The Rules make clear the involvement of the Committee in every such case.  Where the Rules do not cover a particular situation, for example where a candidate has overrun the time permitted him or her to submit a thesis, a recommendation shall be placed by the Principal Supervisor, with the approval of the Head of Department, before the Committee which shall recommend a course of action to the Academic Board.  In practice, however, the rules do cover most of his or her degree situations and intelligent reading and use of them should avert or solve most difficulties.  No action should be taken with regard to any higher degree candidature without a thorough consultation of the appropriate Rules having first taken place and recommendations should in general be made to the Committee in the context of a particular Rule.  An example may help.  Where a PhD candidate has made such satisfactory progress with his or her candidature that he or she is in a position to submit a thesis earlier than the end of his or her minimum period of study (rules 15(3) and 17(3), the Principal Supervisor and the Head of Department may recommend, in accordance with the provisions of Rule 15(5), that the minimum period of study for the candidate be reduced.  To repeat, the Rules do regulate most situations and any action should be taken only in relation to the existence, or the absence, of a particular provision.

 

  1. EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATURE – COURSE WORK CANDIDATES

 

Candidates for the degree of Master of Science and for the Postgraduate Diploma alike are required to present themselves for written examination as prescribed by the Committee on the recommendation of the Head of Department.

 

These examinations shall be conducted in accordance with the approved procedures for university examinations.

 

Examiners shall be appointed by the Committee in accordance with Rule 20 of the General Rules for Postgraduate Diplomas and Rule 16 of the Rules for the Degree of Master of Science.  The examiners hall report as prescribed in Rule 23 and 18 respectively.  Following consideration of the reports of the Examiners, the Committee shall take action in accordance with the provisions of the Rules.

 

The examination of candidates for the Degree of Master of Science for the Postgraduate Diploma falls within the province of the Higher Degrees Committee and not the University‟s Examinations Committee.  Under no circumstances should a report be made to the Examinations Committee in relation to the examination performance of a higher degree candidate.

 

10 EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATURE – THESIS CANDIDATES

 

 When a candidate for the degree  of PhD or MPhil wish to be examined, he or she shall give notice to the Registrar in writing of his or her intention to present a thesis and shall at the same time indicate the proposed title of the thesis and submit a short summary of not more than 200 words.  He or she shall  in addition pay the prescribed fee.  Such notice shall be given at least three months before the date intended for presentation.  The Registrar shall seek the approval of the Committee for the proposed title and shall notify the candidate.

 

The Committee shall appoint Examiners for the candidate in accordance with the appropriate Rules and the Registrar shall invite them to act as Examiners.

 

The candidate shall submit four copies of the thesis in accordance with Rule 17(4) for the degrees of MPhil and PhD.  The Registrar shall send copies to the examiner.

 

The Examiners shall report to the Committee through the Registrar and, following consideration of the reports of the Examiners, the Committee shall take action in accordance with the provisions of the Rules.

 

10 CONFIDENTIALITY

 

The report of the Examiners shall be confidential to the Committee and to the Academic Board.

 

  1. NOTIFICAITON TO CANDIDATES

 

The Registrar shall publish a list of successful candidates for higher degrees and the Postgraduate Diploma.  Such a list shall not be published until approval of the Higher Degree Committee, the Academic Board and the Council has been granted.

 

  1. AWARD OF THE DEGREES OF PHD AND MPHIL ON THE BASIS OF PUBLICATIONS

 

Rule 25 for the degrees of PhD and MPhil make provisions for the award of those degrees on the basis of publications.

 

RULES FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

 

  1. NATURE OF THE DEGREE

 

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) may be awarded by the University in recognition of the successful completion of a course of further study and research, the results of which are judged to constitute a contribution to learning and to give evidence of systematic study and of ability to relate the results of such study to the general body of knowledge in the subject.

 

  1. HIGHER DEGREES COMMITTEE

 

There shall be a Higher Degrees Committee (referred to in these Rules as „the Committee‟) appointed by the Academic Board which shall administer the Rules for the degree of PhD.

 

  1. ADMISSION TO CANDIDATURE

 

  1. An application for admission to candidature for the degree of PhD shall have a Master‟s degree of the University or of another tertiary institution approved by the Committee, in a field of study related to the subject of the proposed research.

 

  1. Notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 3(1) above, the Committee may, in exceptional circumstances, accept as a candidate for the degree of PhD an applicant who does not have a Postgraduate Diploma or a Bachelor‟s degree of Honours standard but who has satisfied the Committee of his or her fitness to undertake advanced work.  All such applicants shall in the first place be provisionally admitted to candidature for a period to be determined by the Committee.  All such cases shall be reported to the Academic Board.

 

  1. An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of PhD shall be approved by the Committee only on the recommendation of the Head of Department in which the candidate proposes to register (referred to in these Rules as the “Head of Department”); the Head of Department shall be required to certify that adequate supervision and facilities are available.

 

Where part of the research is to be carried out in a department other than that in which the candidate proposes to register, the Head of the other Department(s) shall be required to certify that adequate facilities and whether necessary supervision are available.  For the purpose of these Rules other recognised academic units in the University, which contain one or more members of academic staff as determined by the Council, shall be regarded as departments.

 

  1. No applicant who is already a candidate for a degree at another institution may be admitted into candidature.

 

  1. Professors and Associate Professors of this University may be admitted into candidature for the degree of PhD with the agreement of the Vice Chancellor who shall act as Principal Supervisor.

 

  1. At the time of admission, the Committee shall determine on the recommendation of the Head of Department, the field of further study and research of the candidate.

 

  1. SPECIAL CONDITIONS

 

The Committee may approve or prescribe special conditions for any candidate, including undertaking a preparatory course and/or performing satisfactorily in an examination.

 

  1. STATUS OF CANDIDATURE

 

  1. An applicant who satisfies the provisions of Rule 3(1) or 3(2) shall be admitted with the status of either a full-time or a part-time candidate.  An applicant shall not be admitted with the status of a part-time candidate unless the Committee is satisfied that he or she will be able to work regularly on his or her study and research and maintain contact with his or her supervisor(s).

 

  1. An applicant shall not be admitted as a full-time candidate if he or she is undertaking or continuing work other than that comprised in his or her course of further study and research for more than six hours a week.
  1. COMMENCEMENT OF CANDIDATURE

 

A candidature shall commence with effect from the date of approval of the application by the Committee. 

 

  1. INTERRUPTION OF CANDIDATURE

 

A candidature may be interrupted with the approval of the Committee for such period or periods as the Committee may specify.

 

  1. TERMINATION OF CANDIDATURE

 

After taking into account the recommendation of the Head of Department and the Principal Supervisor, and after giving a candidate an opportunity to be heard, the Committee may recommend to the Academic Board the termination of a candidature at any time on the grounds of unsatisfactory performance or failure to comply with these Rules.

 

  1. STUDY AWAY FROM THE UNIVERSITY

 

  1. Subject to the provisions of Rule 15(6), a candidate may be permitted to undertake part of his or her course of further study and research elsewhere than in the University provided that:

 

  1. the institution or place away from the University is considered appropriate by the Committee;

 

  1. the University, through the Principal Supervisor, retains control of the candidate‟s course of further study and research;

 

  1. the Principal Supervisor is able to visit the institution or place away from the University as required in order to direct the course being undertaken by the candidate.

 

Where a candidate is permitted to undertake part of his or her course of further study and research elsewhere than in the University, the Committee may appoint an external supervisor under the provisions of Rule 16(4).

 

  1. REGISTRATION

 

  1. A candidate shall register for the degree of PhD with the Registrar as soon as possible following the acceptance of the application by the Committee.

 

  1. A candidate shall re-register annually throughout the period of candidature not later than the end of the fourth week of the first semester in each year of the candidature.

 

  1. A candidate shall be registered in one of the departments of the University.

 

  1. A candidate may not enroll for any other degree, diploma or certificate of this University or of any other institution during the period of candidature. 

 

  1. FEES

 

A candidate shall pay such fees as may be determined by the Council from time to time.

 

  1. TRANSFERS

 

  1. A candidate for the degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) may be permitted by the Committee after consideration of a report from the Head of Department and Principal Supervisor to become a candidate for the degree of Ph.D. Where such a transfer is permitted the candidature for the degree of MPhil shall be deemed to have been terminated.  Such a transfer shall not be permitted until one year has elapsed from the date of commencement of candidature for the degree of PhD nor after the candidate has given notice of his or her intention to present a thesis for the degree of MPhil. 

 

  1. A candidate may be permitted by the Committee after consideration of a report from the Head of Department and the Principal Supervisor to become a candidate for the degree of MPhil Where such a transfer is permitted the candidature for the degree of PhD shall be deemed to have been terminated.  Such a transfer shall not be permitted until one year has elapsed from the date of commencement of candidature for the degree of PhD nor after the candidate has given notice of his or her intention to present a thesis for the degree of PhD.

 

  1. In cases where such transfers are permitted, the Committee shall make any adjustment necessary to the period of candidature.

 

  1. CHANGE IN STATUS OF CANDIDATURE

 

The Committee may, after consideration of a report from the Head of Department and the Principal Supervisor, permit a candidate to change his or her candidature from full-time to part-time status or from part-time to full-time status.  In such cases, the Committee shall make any adjustment necessary to the period of candidature.

 

  1. COURSE OF FURTHER STUDY AND RESEARCH

 

  1. At the time of admission to candidature, the Committee shall determine the minimum and maximum duration of the period of further study and research of the candidate.

 

  1. A candidate admitted with the status of full-time candidate shall normally spend a minimum of three years and a maximum of five years on his or her further study and research.

 

  1. A candidate admitted with the status of a part-time candidate shall normally spend a minimum of five years and a maximum of eight years on his or her further study and research.

 

  1. When a candidate changes the status of his or her candidature, the Committee shall determine the new period of the candidature.

 

  1. The periods of study referred to in 15(2) and 15(3) above may be varied by the Committee after taking into account the recommendation of the Head of Department and the Principal Supervisor.

 

  1. A candidate shall normally be required to spend a minimum of 2 semesters in attendance at the University or at an institution affiliated or admitted to the University in the terms of Section 24(1)(t) of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology Act, 1965.

 

  1. PERIOD OF FURTHER STUDY AND RESEARCH

 

  1. At the time of admission to candidature, the Committee shall determine the minimum and maximum duration of the period of further study and research of the candidate.

 

  1. A candidate admitted with the status of a full- time candidate shall normally spend a minimum of three years and a maximum of five years on his or her further study and research.
  2. A candidate admitted with the status of a part- time candidate shall normally spend a minimum of five years and a maximum of eight years on his or her further study and research.

 

  1. Where a candidate changes the status of his or her candidature, the Committee shall determine the new period of the candidature

 

  1. The period of study referred to in 15(2) and 15(3) may be varied by the Committee after taking into account the recommendation of the Head of Department and the Principal Supervisor. 

 

  1. A candidate shall normally be required to spend a minimum of 2 semesters in attendance at the University or at an Institution affiliated or admitted to the University in the terms of section 24(1)(t) of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology Act, 1965.

 

  1. SUPERVISION

 

  1. At the time of admission to candidature, the Committee shall appoint a full-time member of the academic staff as a Principal Supervisor for the candidate.  For the purposes of this Rule, the Vice Chancellor and the Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic)
  2. shall be deemed to be members of the academic staff.

 

  1. The duties of the Principal Supervisor shall be to instruct and advise the candidate on the pursuit of his or her course of further study and research, to report to the Committee on the candidate‟s progress and to recommend to   the appointment of appropriate examiners.

 

  1. The Principal Supervisor shall present to the Committee, through the Head of Department, not later than the last day in February in the year in which the candidate seeks to re-register, a report on the candidate‟s work during the previous year and a recommendation as to whether or not the candidate should be permitted to re-register.

 

  1. The Committee may appoint other supervisors, either internal or external, to assist the Principal Supervisor in the duties defined above.  It shall be the responsibility of the Principal Supervisor to co-ordinate the supervision and to provide joint reports to the Committee where appropriate.

 

  1. It shall be the responsibility of the candidate regularly t o report to and consult with the supervisor(s).

 

  1. Where the Principal Supervisor is absent from the University for more than three months, the Committee may appoint a replacement.

 

  1. Where it is recommended to the Committee a person be appointed as a supervisor who is in candidature for a higher degree, whether of this University or of another institution, the facts of that candidature shall be made known to the Committee which shall determine the appropriateness of the appointment.

 

  1. Expenses associated with the appointment of External Supervisors shall be covered by the candidate.

 

  1. PRESENTATION OF THESIS

 

  1. A candidate who wishes to be examined for the degree of PhD shall give notice to the Registrar in writing of his or her intention to present a thesis and shall at the same time indicate the proposed title of the thesis which shall be subject to the approval of the Committee and submit a short summary of not more than 200 words of its proposed contents.  The notice shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

 

  1. A candidate shall give notice of the intended presentation of a thesis at least three months in advance of the intended date of presentation.

 

  1. A candidate may only submit a thesis after the expiry of the minimum duration of the period of further study and research.

 

  1. Having given proper notice a candidate shall subsequently present to the Registrar four copies of the thesis and supporting work, including:

 

  1. a certificate from the Principal Supervisor to the effect that the thesis is properly presented and prima facie worthy of examination.

 

  1. a short abstract of the thesis comprising not more than 300 words.

 

  1. A certificate signed by the candidate to the effect that the whole of the work has not been submitted for a higher degree to any other university or institution.

 

  1. Each copy of the thesis presented shall be in the form prescribed in the Rules for the Form of Theses.

 

  1. Each copy of the thesis presented shall become the property of the University.

 

  1. CONTENTS OF THESIS

 

  1. a candidate may not submit, as the main content of his or her thesis, work previously accepted for a degree in this University or in any other institution, but may incorporate such work or material in the thesis if he or she specifies the work or material which has been so incorporated.

         

  1. If any of the work submitted has been carried out in collaboration with another person the candidate shall state clearly and fully the extent of the collaboration, and shall clearly identify in the thesis the parts of the thesis which are not the result of his or her own work.

 

  1. The thesis shall contain a note on the sources of information which have been available to the candidate in the preparation of the thesis.

 

  1. The thesis shall be written in English and must be an account of the candidate‟s own work. The candidate may submit in support of his or her candidature any work he or she has published, whether or not the work is related to the thesis.

 

  1. APPOINTMENT OF EXAMINERS

 

  1. After the candidate has given notice of his or her intention to present a thesis, the Committee shall appoint at least two examiners who shall be external to the University and may as it deems fit appoint one or more examiners who are internal to the University.  The Committee may subsequently appoint additional examiners either in lieu of or additional to the first mentioned examiners.

 

  1. A supervisor shall not normally be appointed as an examiner.

 

  1. EXAMINATION

 

  1. The Examiners shall consider the thesis presented by the candidate.

 

  1. Before making their reports the Examiners may consult together or otherwise communicate with each other in relation to the thesis or work submitted, and shall state in their reports whether they have so consulted or communicated.

 

  1. A candidate shall take written, oral or practical examinations in the branch of knowledge appropriate to the subject of the thesis if so required by at least one of the Examiners.  The Committee shall make such arrangements as it deems appropriate for the examinations.

 

  1. REPORT OF THE EXAMINERS

 

  1. Having completed their examination of the candidate the Examiners shall report to the Committee through the Registrar.  If the recommendations differ the Committee may invite the Examiners to consult among themselves, or may otherwise take such steps as it considers appropriate, with the object of resolving their differences.

 

  1. In the report, the Examiners shall make one of the following recommendations either: -

 

  1. that the degree of PhD be awarded; or

 

  1. that the degree of PhD be awarded subject to the candidate making minor corrections to his or her thesis subject to the satisfaction of the Head of Department and the Principal Supervisor (where the corrections are not so substantial as to justify a recommendation that he candidate should present a revised thesis); or

 

  1. that the degree of PhD be not awarded but that the candidate be permitted to present a revised thesis and to present himself or herself for examination again on a subsequent occasion; or

 

  1. that the degree of MPhil be awarded; or

 

  1. that the degree of PhD be not awarded and that he candidature be terminated.

 

  1. An Examiner shall recommend that the candidate be permitted to present a revised thesis and to present himself or herself for examination again on a subsequent occasion in the terms of Rule 21(2)(c) only if in his or her opinion the thesis shows merit and may, by a limited amount of further work under approved supervision, be sufficiently improved for representation.

 

  1. The report of the Examiners shall be confidential to the Committee and to the Academic Board.

 

  1. After consideration of the report the Examiners, the Committee shall either;

 

  1. recommend tot he Academic Board that the degrees of PhD be awarded; or

 

  1. permit the candidate to present a revised thesis and to present himself or herself for examination again on a subsequent occasion; or recommend to the Academic Board that the degree of MPhil be awarded; or

 

  1. recommend to the Academic Board that the degree of PhD be not awarded and that the candidature be terminated.

 

  1. The Committee shall not recommend to the Academic Board that the degree of PhD be awarded unless the Examiners have reported:

 

  1. that the candidate possesses a good general knowledge of the particular field of learning within which the subject of his or her thesis falls; and

 

  1. that the candidate has made a significant, substantial and original contribution to knowledge in the particular field of learning within which the subject of his or her thesis falls.
  2. In the event of the Committee approving a recommendation of the Examiners that the candidate be permitted to present a revised thesis and to present himself or herself for examination again on a subsequent occasion in the terms of Rule 21(2)(c), the Committee shall inform the candidate of the further work he or she is required to do in order to re-present the thesis and shall specify the period within which the thesis may be re-presented.

 

  1. RE-EXAMINATION

 

  1. Where a candidate has been permitted to present a revised thesis and to present himself or herself for examination again on a subsequent occasion, the arrangements and rules for the re-examination shall be as if the candidate were being examined for the first time.

 

  1. The Examiners for the re-examination shall be the same as for the first examination unless otherwise determined by the Committee.

 

  1. A candidate who has failed in a re-examination to satisfy the Examiners shall not be permitted to present himself or herself for re-examination on a further occasion.

 

  1. PUBLICATION OF RESULTS

 

The Registrar shall publish a list of successful candidates for the degree of PhD.

 

  1. DISPOSAL OF THESES

 

  1. The Registrar shall deposit two copies of the thesis of each candidate who has been awarded the degree of PhD in the University Library.

 

  1. The author of a thesis for the degree of PhD deposited in the University Library may apply to the Committee for the imposition of a period of restriction of up to two years in the first instance during which time the author‟s permission is necessary for access to the thesis on the prescribed from available from the Registrar.  The period of restriction may be extended for further periods each not exceeding one year at the discretion of the Committee provided that the total period of restriction does not exceed five years.
  1. AWARD OF THE DEGREE OF PHD ON THE BASIS OF PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. Notwithstanding the provision of Rules 1 to 24 above, in the case of full-time members of the staff of the University or graduates of the University, work published in internationally recognised journals, or accepted for publication by the internationally acknowledged publishers, may be presented and considered for the award of the degree of PhD.

 

  1. Such work shall be presented and examined in accordance with the following Rules:

 

17(1), 17(2), 17(4)(b), 17(4)(c), 17(6)

18(1), 18(2), 18(3), 18(4)

19(1)

20(1), 20(2), 20(3)

21(1), 21(2)9a), 212(2)(d), 21(2)(e), 21(4), 21(5)(a), 21(5)(c), 21(5)(d), 21(6) 23

24(1)

 

  1. The following additional Rules shall apply for work so presented:

 

  1. where the work consists of a series of texts of articles, the subject matter shall be so linked as to embrace the overall theme, and the candidate shall include additional editorial material, such as an introduction and conclusion, to link the individual contributions and to convert them into a more integrated work.

 

  1. the Head of Department of the candidate, or some other person designated by the Committee, shall be required to certify that the thesis is worthy of examination.

 

RULES FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY

 

  1. NATURE OF THE DEGREE

 

The degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) may be awarded by the University in recognition of the successful completion of a course of further study and research, the results of which are judged to constitute a contribution to learning and to give evidence of systematic study and of ability to relate the results of such study to the general body of knowledge in the subject.

 

  1. HIGHER DEGREES COMMITTEE

 

There shall be a higher Degrees Committee (referred to in these Rules as “the Committee)” appointed by the Academic Board which shall administer the Rules for the degree of MPhil.

 

  1. ADMISSION TO CANDIDATURE

 

  1. An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil shall have either:

 

  1. a Merit degree or Postgraduate Diploma of the University or of a tertiary institution approved by the Committee; or

 

  1. a Bachelor‟s degree of Honours standard of a tertiary institution approved by the Committee;

 

  1. completed a minimum qualifying period of one year in supervised research training at the University, acceptable to the Higher Degrees Committee (applicable to graduates of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology).

 

  1. Notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 3(1) above, the Committee may, in exceptional circumstances, accept as a candidate for the degree of MPhil an applicant who does not have a Postgraduate Diploma or a Bachelor‟s degree of Honours standard but who has satisfied the Committee of his or her fitness to undertake advanced work.  All such applicants shall in the first place be provisionally admitted to candidature for a period to be determined by the Committee.  All such cases shall be reported to the Academic Board.

 

  1. An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil shall be approved by the Committee only on the recommendation of the Head of Department in which the candidate proposes to register (referred to in these Rules as the “Head of Department”); the Head of Department shall be required to certify that adequate supervision and facilities are available.  Where part of the research is to be carried out in a department other than that in which the candidate proposes to register, the Head of the other Department(s) shall be required to certify that adequate facilities and where necessary supervision are available.  For the purpose of these Rules other recognised academic units in the University, which contain one or more members of academic staff as determined by the Council, shall be regarded as departments.

 

  1. No applicant who is already a candidate for a degree at another institution may be admitted into candidature.

 

  1. Professors and Associate Professors of this University may be admitted into candidature for the degree of MPhil with the agreement of the Vice-Chancellor who shall act as Principal Supervisor.

 

  1. At the time of admission, the Committee shall determine on the recommendation of the Head of Department, the field of further study and research of the candidate.

 

  1. SPECIAL CONDITIONS

 

The Committee may approve or prescribe special conditions for any candidate, including undertaking a preparatory course and/or performing satisfactorily in an examination.

 

 

 

 

  1. STATUS OF CANDIDATURE

 

  1. An applicant who satisfies the provisions of Rule 3(1) or 3(2) above shall be admitted with the status of either a full-time or a part-time candidate.  An applicant shall not be admitted with the status of a part-time candidate unless the Committee is satisfied that he or she will be able to work regularly on his or her study and research and maintain contact with his or her supervisor(s).

 

  1. An applicant shall not be admitted as a full-time candidate if he or she is undertaking or continuing work other than that comprised in his or her course of further study and research for more than six hours a week.

 

  1. COMMENCEMENT OF CANDIDATURE

 

A candidature shall commence with effect from the date of approval of the application by the Committee.

 

  1. INTERRUPTION OF CANDIDATURE

 

 A candidate may be interrupted with the approval of the Committee for such period or periods as the Committee may specify.

 

  1. TERMINATION OF CANDIDATURE

 

After taking into account the recommendation of the Head of Department and the Principal Supervisor, and after giving a candidate an opportunity to be heard, the Committee may recommend to the Academic board the termination of a candidature at any time on the grounds of unsatisfactory performance or failure to comply with these Rules.

 

  1. STUDY AWAY FROM THE UNIVERSITY

 

(I) Subject to the provisions of Rule 15(6), a candidate may be permitted to undertake part of his or her course of further study and research elsewhere than in the University provided that:

 

  1. the institution or place away from the University is considered appropriate by the Committee;

 

  1. the University, through the Principal Supervisor, retains control of the candidate‟s course of further study and research;

 

  1. the Principal Supervisor is able to visit the institution or place away from the University as required in order to direct the course being undertaken by the candidate.

 

(2) Where a candidate is permitted to undertake part of his or her course of further study and research elsewhere than in the University, the Committee may appoint an external supervisor under the provisions of Rule 16(4).

 

  1. REGISTRATION

 

  1. A candidate shall register for the degree of MPhil with the Registrar as soon as possible following the acceptance of the application by the Committee.

 

  1. A candidate shall re-register annually throughout the period of candidature not later than the end of the fourth week of the first semester in each year of the candidature.

 

  1. A candidate shall be registered in one of the departments of the University.

 

  1. A candidate may not enrol for any other degree, diploma or certificate of this University or of any other institution during the period of candidature.

 

  1. FEES

 

      A candidate shall pay such fees as may be determined by the Council from time to time.

 

  1. TRANSFERS

 

  1. A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) may be permitted by the Committee after consideration of a report from the Head of Department and Principal Supervisor to become a candidate for the degree of MPhil.  Where such a transfer is permitted the candidature for the degree of PhD shall be deemed to have been terminated.  Such a transfer shall not be permitted until one year has elapsed from the date of commencement of candidature for the degree of PhD nor after the candidate has given notice of his or her intentiion to present a thesis for the degree of PhD.

 

  1. A candidate ma be permitted by the Committee after consideration of a report from the Head of Department and the Principal Supervisor to become a candidate for the degree of PhD.  Where such a transfer is permitted the candidature for the degree of MPhil shall be deemed to have been terminated.  Such a transfer shall not be permitted until one year has elapsed from the date of commencement of candidature for the degree of PhD nor after the candidate has given notice of his or her intention to present a thesis for the degree of MPhil.

 

  1. In cases where such transfers are permitted, the Committee shall make any adjustment necessary to the period of candidature.

 

  1. CHANGE IN STATUS OF CANDIDATURE

 

The Committee may, after consideration of a report from the Head of Department and the

Principal Supervisor, permit a candidate to change his or her candidature from full-time to part-time status or from part-time to full-time status.  In such cases, the Committee shall make any adjustment necessary to the period of candidature.

 

  1. COURSE OF FURTHER STUDY AND RESEARCH

 

  1. After admission to candidature, a candidate shall follow a course of further study and research for a prescribed period in the field approved by the Committee.

 

  1. A candidate shall, not later than three months after admission to candidature, submit for approval by the Committee a plan of his or her proposed further study and research.

 

  1. The first year of candidature shall be probationary.

 

  1. PERIOD OF FURTHER STUDY AND RESEARCH

 

  1. At the time of admission to candidature, the Committee shall determine the minimum and maximum duration of the period of further study and research of the candidature.

 

  1. A candidate admitted with the status of full-time shall normally spend a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years on his or her further study and research.

 

  1. A candidate admitted with the status of a part-time shall normally spend a minimum of two years and a maximum of four years on his or her further study and research.

 

  1. Where a candidate changes the status of his or her candidature, the Committee shall determine the new period of the candidature.

 

  1. The periods of study referred to in 15(2) and 15(3) above may be varied by the Committee after taking into account the recommendation of the Head of Department and the Principal Supervisor.

 

  1. A candidate shall normally be required to spend a minimum of 2 semesters in attendance at the University or at an institution affiliated or admitted to the University in terms of Section 24(1)(t) of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology Act, 1965.

 

  1. SUPERVISION

 

  1. At the time of admission to candidature, the Committees shall appoint a full-time member of the academic staff as a Principal Supervisor for the candidate.  For the purposes of this Rule, the Vice Chancellor and the Pro Vice chancellor (Academic) shall be deemed to be members of the academic staff.

 

  1. The duties of the Principal Supervisor shall be to instruct and advise the candidate on the pursuit of his or her course of further study and research, to report to the

 

Committee on the candidate‟s progress and to recommend to the Committee the appointment of appropriate examiners.

 

  1. The Principal Supervisor shall present to the Committee, through the Head of Department, not later than the last day in February in the year in which the candidate seeks to re-register, a report on the candidate‟s work during the previous year and a recommendation as to whether or not the candidate should be permitted to re-register.

 

  1. The Committee may appoint other supervisors, either internal or external, to assist the Principal Supervisor in the duties defined above.  It shall be the responsibility of the Principal Supervisor to co-ordinate the supervision and to provide joint reports to the Committee where appropriate.

 

  1. It shall be the responsibility of the candidate to report regularly to and consult with the supervisor(s).

 

  1. Where the Principal Supervisor is absent from the University for more than three months, the Committee may appoint a replacement.

 

  1. Where it is recommended to the Committee that a person be appointed as a supervisor who is in candidature for a higher degree, whether of this University or of another institution, the facts of that candidature shall be made known to the committee which shall determine the appropriateness of the appointment.

 

  1. Expenses associated with the appointment of External Supervisors shall be covered by the candidate.

 

  1. PRESENTATION OF THESIS

 

  1. A candidate who wish to be examined for the degree of MPhil shall give notice to the Registrar in writing of his or her intention to present a thesis and shall at the same time indicate the proposed title of the thesis which shall be subject to the approval of the Committee and submit a short summary of not more than 200 words of its proposed contents. The notice shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

 

  1. A candidate shall give notice of the intended presentation of a thesis at least three months in advance of the intended date of presentation.

 

  1. A candidate may only submit a thesis after the expiry of the minimum duration of the period of further study and research.

 

  1. Having given proper notice a candidate shall subsequently present to the Registrar four copies of the thesis and supporting work, including:

 

  1. a certificate from the Principal Supervisor to the effect that the thesis is properly presented and prima facie worthy of examination.
  2. a short abstract of the thesis comprising not more than 300 words.

 

  1. A certificate signed by the candidate to the effect that the whole of the work has not been submitted for a higher degree to any other university or institution.

 

  1. Each copy of the thesis presented shall be in the form prescribed in the Rules for the Form of Theses.

 

  1. Each copy of the thesis presented shall become the property of the University.

 

  1. CONTENTS OF THESIS

 

  1. A candidate may not submit, as the main content of his or her thesis, work previously accepted for a degree in this University or in any other institution, but may incorporate such work or material in the thesis if he or she specifies the work or material which has been so incorporated.

 

  1. If any of the work submitted has been carried out in collaboration with another person the candidate shall state clearly and fully the extent of the collaboration, and shall clearly identify in the thesis the parts of the thesis which are not the results of his or her own work.

 

  1. The thesis shall contain a note of the sources of information which have been available to the candidate in the preparation of the thesis.

 

  1. The thesis shall be written in English and must be an account of the candidate‟s own work.  The candidate may submit in support of his or her candidature any work he or she has published, whether or not the work is related to the thesis.

 

  1. APPOINTMENT OF EXAMINERS

 

  1. After the candidate has given notice of his or her intention to present a thesis, the Committee shall appoint at least two examiners who shall be external to the University and may as it deems fit appoint one or more examiners who are internal to the University.  The Committee may subsequently appoint additional examiners either in lieu of or additional to the first mentioned examiners.

 

  1. A supervisor shall not normally be appointed as an examiner.

 

  1. EXAMINATION

 

  1. The Examiners shall consider the thesis presented by the candidate.

 

  1. Before making their reports the Examiners may consult together or otherwise communicate with each other in relation to the thesis or work submitted, and shall state in their reports whether they have so consulted or communicated.
  2. A candidate shall take written, oral or practical examinations in the branch of knowledge appropriate to the subject of the thesis if so required by at least one of the Examiners.  The Committee shall make such arrangements as it deems appropriate for the examinations.

 

  1. REPORT OF THE EXAMINERS

 

  1. Having completed their examination of the candidate the Examiners shall report to the Committee through the Registrar.  If the recommendations differ the Committee may invite the Examiners to consult among themselves, or may otherwise take such steps as it considers appropriate, with the object of resolving their differences.

 

  1. In their report, the Examiners shall make one of the following recommendations either:

 

  1. that the degree of MPhil be awarded; or

 

  1. that the degree of MPhil be awarded subject tot he candidate making minor corrections to his or her thesis subject to the satisfaction of the Head of Department and the Principal Supervisor (where the corrections are not so substantial as to justify a recommendation that the candidate should present a revised thesis); or

 

  1. that the degree of MPhil be not awarded but that the candidate be permitted to present a revised thesis and to present himself or herself for examination again on a subsequent occasion; or

 

  1. that the degree of MPhil be not awarded; or

 

  1. An Examiner shall recommend that the candidate be permitted to present a revised thesis and to present himself or herself for examination again on a subsequent occasion in the terms of Rule 21(2)(c) only if in his or her opinion the thesis shows merit and may, by a limited amount of further work under approved supervision, be sufficiently improved for representation.

 

  1. The report of the Examiners shall be confidential to the Committee and to the Academic Board.

 

  1. After consideration of the report of the Examiners, the Committee shall either;

 

  1. recommend to the Academic Board that the degree of MPhil be awarded; or

 

  1. permit the candidate to present a revised thesis and to present himself or herself for examination again on a subsequent occasion;

 

  1. recommend to the Academic Board that the degree of MPhil be not awarded, and that the candidature be terminated.
    1. The Committee shall not recommend to the Academic Board that the degree of MPhil be awarded unless the Examiners have reported;

 

  1. that the candidate possesses a good general knowledge of and understanding of existing studies relevant to the subject of his or her thesis and gives evidence of sufficient experience in methods of research and;

 

  1. that in their opinion the thesis merits the award of the degree of MPhil in that it is clearly written and well argued, clearly and concisely presented, shows a sound knowledge of both primary and secondary sources and contains a full bibliograhy and, where appropriate, a description of methods and techniques used in the research.

 

  1. In the event of the Committee approving a recommendation of the Examiners that the candidate be permitted to present a revised thesis and to present himself or herself for examination again on a subsequent occasion under the terms of Rule 21(2)(c), the Committee shall inform the candidate of the further work he or she is required to do in order to re-present the thesis and shall specify the period within which the thesis may be re-presented.

 

  1. RE-EXAMINATION

 

  1. Where a candidate has been permitted to present a revised thesis and to present himself or herself for examination again on a subsequent occasion, the arrangements and rules for the re-examination shall be as if the candidate were being examined for the first time.

 

  1. The Examiners for the re-examination shall be the same as for the first examination unless otherwise determined by the Committee.

 

  1. A candidate who has failed in a re-examination to satisfy the Examiners shall not be permitted to present himself or her self for re-examination on a further occasion.

 

  1. PUBLICATION OF RESULTS

 

      The Registrar shall publish a list of successful candidates for the degree of MPhil.

 

  1. DISPOSAL OF THESES

 

  1. The Registrar shall deposit two copies of the thesis of each candidate who has been awarded the degree of MPhil in the University Library.

 

  1. The author of a thesis for the degree of MPhil deposited in the University Library may apply to the Committee for the imposition of a period of restriction of up to two years in the first instance during which time the author‟s permission is necessary for access to the thesis on the prescribed from available from the Registrar.  The period of restriction

may be extended for further periods each not exceeding one year at the discretion of the Committee provided that the total period of restriction does not exceed five years.

 

  1. AWARD OF THE DEGREE OF MPhil ON THE BASIS OF PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. Notwithstanding the provision of Rules 1 to 24 above, in the cases of full-time members of the staff of the University or of graduates of the University,; work published in internationally recognised journals, or accepted for publication by the internationally acknowledged publishers, may be presented and considered for the award of the degree of MPhil.

 

  1. Such work shall be presented and examined in accordance with the following Rules:

 

17(1), 17(2), 17(4)(b), 17(4)(c), 17(6)

18(1), 18(2), 18(3), 18(4)

19(1)

20(1), 20(2), 20(3)

21(1), 21(2)9a), 212(2)(d), 21(2)(e), 21(4), 21(5)(a), 21(5)(c), 21(5)(d), 21(6) 23 

24(1)

  1. The following additional Rules shall apply for work so presented:

 

  1. where the work consists of a series of texts of articles, the subject matter shall be so linked as to embrace the overall theme, and the candidate shall include additional editorial material, such as an introduction and conclusion, to link the individual contributions and to convert them into a more integrated work.

 

  1. the Head of Department of the candidate, or some other person designated by the Committee, shall be required to certify that the thesis is worthy of examination.

 

RULES FOR MASTER‟S DEGREES BASED ON COURSE WORK

 

RULES FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE

 

  1. NATURE OF THE DEGREE

 

The degree of Master of Science (M Sc.), Master of Technology (M. Tech), and other common Masters programs may be awarded by the University in recognition of the successful completion of a course of advanced study by a candidate for the degree.

 

  1. HIGHER DEGREES COMMITTEE

 

There shall be a higher Degrees Committee (referred to in these Rules as “the Committee)” appointed by the Academic Board which shall administer the Rules for the degree of MSc.

 

  1. ADMISSION TO CANDIDATURE

 

  1. An applicant for admission to candidature for the degrees as mentioned in Rule (1) above shall have either:

 

  1. a   Postgraduate Diploma of the University or of a tertiary institution approved by the Committee; or

                                                            

  1. a Bachelor‟s degree of the University or of a  tertiary institution approved by the Committee in a field of study appropriate to the course of advanced study proposed plus at least two years of professional experience in the relevant area of study.

 

  1. Notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 3(1) above, the Committee may, in exceptional circumstances, accept as a candidate for the degrees mentioned in Rule 1 above an applicant who does not meet the requirements of Rule 3(1) above,   but who has satisfied the Committee of his or her fitness to undertake advanced work.  All such applicants shall in the first place be provisionally admitted to candidature for a period to be determined by the Committee.  All such cases shall be reported to the Academic Board.

 

  1. An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MSc shall be approved by the Committee only on the recommendation of the Head of Department in which the candidate proposes to register (referred to in these Rules as the “Head of Department”); the Head of Department shall be required to certify that adequate supervision and facilities are available.  Where part of the course of advance study is to be carried out in a department other than that in which the candidate proposes to register, the Head of the other Department(s) shall be required to certify that adequate facilities and other recognised academic units in the University, which contain one or more members of academic staff as determined by the Council, shall be regarded as departments.

 

  1. COURSE OF ADVANCED STUDY

 

  1. After admission to candidature, a candidate shall follow such a course of advanced study as the Committee may prescribe and shall submit a dissertation on a subject approved by the Committee on the commendation of the Head of Department.

 

  1. The first year of the candidature shall be probationary.

 

  1. SPECIAL CONDITIONS

 

The Committee may approve or prescribe special conditions for any candidate, including undertaking a preparatory course and/or performing satisfactorily in an examination.

 

 

  1. SUPERVISION

 

  1. The Committee shall appoint a full-time member of the academic staff as a Course

Supervisor for the course of advanced study.  For the purposes of this Rule, the Vice Chancellor and the Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic) shall be deemed to be members of the academic staff.

 

  1. The duties of the Course Supervisor shall be to instruct and advise the candidate(s) on the pursuit of the course of advanced study, to report to the Committee on the progress of the candidate(s) and to recommend to the Committee the appointment of appropriate examiners.

 

  1. The Course Supervisor shall present to the Committee, through the Head of Department, not later than the last day in February a report on the candidate‟s work during the previous year a recommendation as to whether or not the candidate(s) should be permitted to re-register.

 

  1. It shall be the responsibility of each candidate regularly to report to and consult with the Course Supervisor.

 

  1. Where the Course Supervisor is absent from the University for more than three months, the Committee may appoint a replacement.

 

  1. STATUS OF CANDIDATURE

 

  1. An applicant who satisfies the provisions of Rule 3(1) or 3(2) above shall be admitted with the status of either a full-time or a part-time candidate.  An applicant shall not be admitted with the status of a part-time candidate unless the Committee is satisfied that he or she will be able to work regularly on his or her study and research and maintain contact with his or her supervisor(s).

 

  1. An applicant shall not be admitted as a full-time candidate if he or she is undertaking or continuing work other than that comprised in his or her course of further study and research for more than six hours a week.

 

  1. COMMENCEMENT OF CANDIDATURE

 

A candidature shall commence with effect from the date of approval of the application by the Committee.

 

  1. INTERRUPTION OF CANDIDATURE

 

A candidate may be interrupted with the approval of the Committee for such period or periods as the Committee may specify.

 

 

 

  1. TERMINATION OF CANDIDATURE

 

After taking into account the recommendation of the Head of Department and the Principal Supervisor, and after giving a candidate an opportunity to be heard, the Committee may recommend to the Academic Board the termination of a candidature at any time on the grounds of unsatisfactory performance or failure to comply with these Rules.

 

  1. REGISTRATION

 

  1. A candidate shall register for the degree of MSc with the Registrar as soon as possible following the acceptance of the application by the Committee.

 

  1. A candidate shall re-register annually throughout the period of candidature not later than the end of the fourth week of the first semester in each year of the candidature.

 

  1. A candidate shall be registered in one of the departments of the University.

 

  1. A candidate may not enrol for any other degree, diploma or certificate of this University or any other institution during the period of candidature.

 

  1. FEES

 

      A candidate shall pay such fees as may be determined by the Council from time to time.

 

  1. TRANSFERS

 

  1. A candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma may be permitted by the Committee after consideration of a report from the Head of Department and Principal Supervisor to become a candidate for the degree of MSc.  Diploma shall be deemed to have been terminated.   

 

  1. A candidate for the degree of MSc may be permitted by the Committee after consideration of a report from the Head of Department and the Principal Supervisor to become a candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma.  Where such a transfer is permitted the candidature for the degree of MPhil shall be deemed to have been terminated.  Where such a transfer is permitted the candidature for the degree of MSc shall be deemed to have been terminated.

 

  1. In cases where such transfer is permitted, the Committee shall make any adjustment necessary to the period of candidature and to the prescribed course of advanced study.

       

  1. CHANGE OF STATUS OF CANDIDATURE

 

The Committee may, after consideration of a report from the Head of Department and the Principal Supervisor, permit a candidate to change his or her candidature from full-time to part-time status or from part-time to full-time status.  In such cases, the Committee shall make any adjustment necessary to the period of candidature.

 

  1. DURATION OF COURSE OF ADVANCED STUDY

 

  1. The minimum duration of the course of advanced study of a full-time candidate shall normally be twelve calendar months and the maximum duration shall normally be twenty-four calendar months.

 

  1. The minimum duration of the course of advanced study of a part-time candidate shall normally be twenty-four calendar months and the maximum duration shall normally be forty-eight calendar months.

 

  1. Where a candidate changes the status of his or her candidature, the Committee shall determine the new duration of the course of advanced study.

 

  1. The duration of the course of advanced study referred to in 15(1) and 15(2) above may be varied by the Committee after taking into account the recommendation of the Head of Department and the Principal Supervisor.

 

  1. APPOINTMENT OF EXAMINERS

 

At least two examiners shall be appointed, of whom at least one shall be external to the University, to examine the coursework and dissertation.

 

  1. EXAMINATION

 

 The Committee shall, on the recommendation of the Head of Department and the Principal Supervisor, prescribe examinations for the course of advanced study of each candidate provided that:

 

  1. each candidate shall be required to present himself or herself for written examination;

 

  1. each candidate shall be required to undertake a project and to submit a written report on the projection in the form of a dissertation which shall contribute at least 25% to the total course assessment.

 

  1. Each candidate shall submit four copies of his or her dissertation which shall be in such a form as may be prescribed by the Head of Department and the Principal Supervisor;

 

  1. The dissertation of a candidate shall be presented before the expiry of the maximum duration of the course of advanced study.
  1. REPORT OF THE EXAMINERS

 

  1. Having completed their examination of the candidate the Examiners shall report to the Committee through the Registrar.

 

  1. In their report, the Examiners shall make one of the following recommendations either:

 

  1. that the degree of MSc be awarded; or

 

  1. that the degree of MSc be awarded but that the candidate be permitted to submit revised dissertation; or

 

  1. that the degree of MSc be not awarded but that the candidate be permitted to present himself  or herself for some or all of the written examination papers on one subsequent occasion; or

       

  1. that the degree of MSc be not awarded and that the candidate be permitted to repeat the whole of the course and examinations on one subsequent occasion; or

 

  1. that the degree of MSc be not awarded and that the candidature be terminated.

 

  1. The report of the Examiners shall be confidential to the Committee and to the Academic Board.

 

  1. After consideration of the report the Examiners, the Committee shall either;

 

  1. recommend to the Academic board that the degree of MSc be awarded; or

 

  1. permit the candidate to present a revised dissertation within a period to be determined by the Committee; or

 

  1. permit the candidate to present himself or herself for some or all fo the written examinations on one subsequent occasion no later than twelve months after the date of the first examination; or

 

  1. permit the candidate to repeat the whole of the course and examinations on one subsequent occasion; or

 

  1. recommend tot he Academic Board that the degree of MSc be not awarded and the candidature be terminated.

 

5) The Committee shall not recommend to the Academic Board that the degree of MSc be awarded unless the Examiners have reported that the candidate‟s work in their opinion merits the award of the degree.

 

  1. RE-EXAMINATION

 

  1. Where a candidate has been permitted to present himself or herself for examination again on a subsequent occasion, the arrangements and rules shall be as if the candidate were being examined for the first time.

 

  1. The Examiners for the re-examination shall be the same as for the first examination unless otherwise determined by the Committee.

 

  1. A candidate who has failed in a re-examination to satisfy the Examiners shall not be permitted to present himself or herself for re-examination on a further occasion.

 

  1. PUBLICATION OF RESULTS

 

      The Registrar shall publish a list of successful candidates for the degree of M Sc.

 

  1. DISPOSAL OF THESES

 

The Registrar shall deposit two copies of the thesis of each candidate who has been awarded the degree of M Sc in the University Library.

 

RULES FOR POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA

 

  1. NATURE OF THE AWARD

 

The Postgraduate Diploma may be awarded by the University in recognition of the successful completion of a prescribed course of advanced study by a candidate for the diploma.

 

  1. HIGHER DEGREES COMMITTEE

 

There shall be a Higher Degrees Committee (referred to in these Rules as “the Committee)” appointed by the Academic Board which shall administer the Rules for Postgraduate diploma.

 

  1. ADMISSION TO CANDIATURE

 

  1. An applicant for admission to candidature for the Postgraduate Diploma shall have either:

 

  1. a Bachelor‟s degree of a tertiary institution approved by the Committee in a field of study appropriate to the course of advanced study proposed; or

 

  1. an appropriate Diploma or Certificate qualification of an institution approved by the Committee together with industrial or professional experience.

 

  1. Notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 3(1) above, the Committee may, in exceptional circumstances, accept as a candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma, an applicant who

does not have a Diploma or a Certificate qualification together with industrial or professional experience but who has satisfied the Committee of his or her fitness to undertake advanced work.  All such applicants shall in the first place be provisionally admitted to candidature for a period to be determined by the Committee.  All such cases shall be reported to the Academic Board.

 

  1. An applicant for admission to candidature for the Postgraduate Diploma shall be approved by the Committee only on the recommendation of the Head of Department in which the candidate proposes to register (referred to in these Rules as the “Head of Department”); the Head of Department shall be required to certify that adequate supervision and facilities are available.

 

  1. No applicant who is already a candidate for a degree or diploma at another institution may be admitted into candidature.

 

  1. COURSE OF ADVANCED STUDY

 

After admission to candidature, a candidate shall follow such a course of advanced study formed by the combination of subjects at a level suitable for inclusion in the Postgraduate Diploma together with, where appropriate, a project as the Committee on the recommendation of the Head of Department may prescribe and shall present himself or herself for examination as prescribed.

 

  1. NAMED COURSES

 

Certain combinations of subjects may be recognised by the Committee and the Academic Board as named Postgraduate Diploma courses and shall, subject to the overriding authority of these Rules, be prescribed in special rules.

 

  1. UNSPECIFIED COURSES

 

Other combinations of subjects may be approved as courses by the Committee, in which case the subjects shall be prescribed by the Committee and the Academic Board and the course shall bear the name of Postgraduate Diploma and be prescribed in these general rules.

 

  1. RESPONSIBILITY FOR COURSES

 

  1. The Committee may appoint for named courses a board of study under the chairmanship of the Head of Department, in which the candidates for the course are registered, which shall responsible to it for the everyday running and operation of the course.

 

  1. For unnamed courses, the Head of Department in which the candidate is registered shall be responsible to the Committee for the course of the candidate.

 

  1. SPECIAL CONDITIONS

 

The Committee may approve or prescribe special conditions for any candidate, including undertaking a preparatory course and/or performing satisfactorily in an examination.

 

  1. TUITION

 

  1. At the time of admission to candidature, the Committee may appoint a full-time member of the academic staff as Tutor for the candidate.

 

  1. The duties of the Tutor shall be to instruct and advise the candidate on the pursuit or his or her course of advanced study.

 

  1. STATUS OF CANDIDATURE

 

  1. An applicant who satisfies the provisions of Rule 3(1) or 3(2) above shall be admitted with the status of either a full-time or a part-time candidate.  An applicant shall not be admitted with the status of a part-time candidate unless the Committee is satisfied that he or she will be able to work regularly on his or her course of advanced study and maintain contact with his or her Tutor, where appropriate.

 

  1. An applicant shall not be admitted as a full-time candidate if he or she is undertaking or continuing work other than that comprised in his or her course of advanced study for more than six hours a week.

 

  1. COMMENCEMENT OF CANDIDATURE

 

A candidature shall commence with effect from the date of approval of the application by the Committee.

 

  1. INTERRUPTION OF CANDIDATURE

 

A candidature may be interrupted with the approval of the Committee for such period or periods as the Committee may specify.

 

  1. TERMINATION OF CANDIDATURE

 

After taking into account the recommendation of the Head of Department and where appointed of the Tutor and after giving the candidate an opportunity to be heard, the Committee may recommend to the Academic Board the termination of a candidature at any time on the grounds of unsatisfactory performance or failure to comply with these Rules.

 

  1. REGISTRATION

 

  1. A candidate shall register for the Postgraduate Diploma with the Registrar as soon as possible following the acceptance of the application by the Committee.

 

  1. A candidate shall re-register annually through out the period of candidature not later than the end of the fourth week of the first semester in each year of the candidature.

 

  1. A candidate shall be registered in the department in which the majority of his or her subjects are taught.

 

  1. A candidate may not enrol for any other degree, diploma or certificate of this University or of any other institution during the period of candidature.

 

  1. FEES

 

A candidate shall pay such fees as may be determined by the Council from time to time.

 

  1. TRANSFERS

 

  1. A candidate for the degree of MSc may be permitted by the Committee after consideration of a report from the Head of Department and Tutor to become a candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma.  Where such a transfer is permitted the candidature for the degree of MSc shall be deemed to have been terminated.

 

  1. A candidate may be permitted by the Committee after consideration of a report from the Head of Department and the Tutor to become a candidate for the Degree of Master of Science.  Where such a transfer is permitted the candidature for the Postgraduate Diploma shall be deemed to have been terminated.

 

  1. In cases where such transfers are permitted, the Committee shall make any adjustment necessary to the period of candidature and to the prescribed course of advanced study.

 

  1. CHANGE IN STATUS OF CANDIDATURE

 

The Committee may, after consideration of a report from the head of Department, and where appointed from the Tutor, permit a candidate to change his or her candidature from full-time to part-time status or from part-time to full-time status.  In such cases, the Committee shall make any adjustment necessary to the period of candidature.

 

  1. DURATION OF COURSE OF ADVANCED STUDY

 

  1. The minimum duration of the course of advanced study of a full-time candidate shall be two semesters.
  2. The minimum duration of the course of advanced study of a part-time candidate shall be four semesters.
  3. Where a candidate changes the status of his or her candidature, the Committee shall determine the new duration of the course of advanced study.

 

 

 

  1. CREDIT CONTENT OF COURSES

 

  1. A credit shall be defined as a unit of value attached to a particular subject or project indicating the contribution of the subject or project to the complete course.
  2. One credit shall typically equal 2 contact or teaching hours per week for one semester (equivalent to 30 contact or teaching hours).
  3. Notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 18(1) and 18(2), the content of a Postgraduate Diploma course shall normally lie within the range of 20 to 25 credits, including where appropriate the project.

 

  1. APPOINTMENT OF EXAMINERS

 

The Examiners for the subjects and, where appropriate, the project shall be appointed by the Committee on the recommendation of the head of Department in which the subject, and where appropriate, the project, are taught.

 

  1. EXAMINATION

 

The Committee shall prescribe examinations for the course of advanced study of each candidate, provided that:

 

  1. each candidate shall be required to present himself or herself for written examination in each subject which forms a part of his or her course of advanced study;

 

  1. where appropriate, a candidate shall undertake a project and submit a written report on the project in the form of a minor dissertation.

 

  1. DECISION OF THE EXAMINERS

 

  1. The Examiners shall consider the performance of candidate in the examinations for each subject and in the project, where appropriate.

 

  1. The Examiners may require a candidate to present himself or herself for examination again on subsequent occasions in any subject, and where appropriate the project, if the candidate has failed to satisfy them.

 

  1. REPORT OF THE EXAMINERS

 

  1. The Examiners shall report to the Head of Department in which the candidate is registered following their examination of the candidate in the examinations for each subject and, where appropriate, the project.

 

  1. The Head of Department shall consider the reports of the Examiners and shall forward them to the Committee with a recommendation either:

 

  1. that the Postgraduate Diploma be awarded; or

 

  1. that he Postgraduate Diploma be not awarded and that the candidature be terminated.  

 

  1. The Reports of the Examiners and the Head of Department shall be confidential tot he Committee and to the Academic Board.

 

  1. After consideration of the report of the Head of Department, the Committee shall either:

 

  1. recommend to the Academic Board that the Postgraduate Diploma be awarded;

or

 

  1. recommend to the Academic Board that the Postgraduate Diploma be not awarded and that the candidature be terminated.

 

  1. PUBLICATION OF RESULTS

 

The Registrar shall publish a list of successful candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma.

 

RULES FOR POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE

 

  1. Nature of the Postgraduate Certificate

 

The Postgraduate Certificate may be awarded by the University in recognition of the successful completion of a prescribed course of advanced study by a candidate for the certificate.

 

  1. Postgraduate Committee

 

These shall be a Postgraduate Committee (referred to in these Rules as “the Committee”) appointed by the Academic board which shall administer the Rules for Postgraduate

Certificates.

 

  1. Admission to Candidature

 

  1. An application for admission to candidature for the Postgraduate Certificate shall have either:

 

  1. A bachelor‟s degree of a tertiary institution approved by the Committee in a field of study appropriate to the course of advanced study proposed; or

 

  1. an appropriate Certificate qualification of an institution approved by the Committee together with industrial or professional experience.

 

  1. Notwithstanding the provision of Rule 3(1) above, the Committee may, accept as a candidate for the Postgraduate Certificate an applicant who does not have a Bachelor‟s degree or an appropriate Diploma or Certificate qualification together with industrial or professional experience but who has satisfied the Committee of his/her fitness to undertake advanced work.  All such applicants shall in the first place be provisionally admitted to candidature for a period to be determined by the Committee.  All such cases shall be reported to the Academic Board.

 

  1. An applicant for admission to candidature for the Postgraduate Certificate shall be approved by the Committee only on the recommendation of the Head of Department in which the candidate proposes to register (referred to in these Rules as the “Head of Department”); the Head of Department shall be required to certify that adequate tuition and facilities are available.

 

  1. No applicant who is already a candidate for a degree, diploma or certificate at another institution may be admitted into candidature.

 

  1. Course of Advanced Study

 

 After admission to candidature, a candidate shall follow such a course of advanced study formed by the combination of subjects at a level suitable for inclusion in the Postgraduate Certificate together with, where appropriate, a project as the Committee on the recommendation of the Head of Department may and shall present himself for examination as prescribed.

 

  1. Named Courses

 

Certain combinations of subjects may be recognized by the Committee and the Academic Board as named Postgraduate Certificate courses and shall, subject to the overriding authority of these Rules, be prescribed in special rules.

 

  1. Unnamed Courses

 

Other combinations of subjects may be approved as courses by the Committee, in which case the subjects shall be prescribed by the Committee and the Academic board and the course shall bear the name of Postgraduate Certificate and be prescribed in these general rules, and approved by the Postgraduate Committee.

 

  1. Responsibility for Courses

 

  1. The Committee may appoint for named courses a board of study under the chairmanship of the Head of Department in which the candidates for the course are registered which shall be responsible to it for the everyday running and operation of the course.
  2. For unnamed courses, the Head of Department in which the candidate is registered shall be responsible to the Committee for the course of the candidate.

 

 

 

  1. Special Conditions

 

The Committee may approve or prescribe special conditions for any candidate, including undertaking a preparatory course and/or performing satisfactory in an examination.

 

  1. Tutor

 

  1. At the time of admission to candidature, the Committee may appoint a full-time member of the academic staff as a Tutor for the candidate.

 

(3) The duties of the Tutor shall be to instruct and advise the candidate on the pursuit of his course of advanced study.

 

  1. Status of Candidature

 

  1. An applicant who satisfies the provisions of Rule 3(1) or 3(2) above shall be admitted with the status of either a full-time or part-time candidate.  An applicant shall not be admitted with the status of a part-time candidate unless the Committee is satisfied that he will be able to work regularly on his course of advanced study and maintain contact with his Tutor, where appointed.

 

  1. An applicant shall not be admitted as a full-time candidate if he is undertaking or continuing work other than that comprised in his course of advanced study for more than six hours a week.

 

  1. Commencement of Candidature

 

A candidate shall commence with effect from the date of approval of the application by the Committee.

 

  1. Interruption of Candidature

 

A candidate may be interrupted with the approval of the Committee for such period or periods as the Committee may specify.

 

  1. Termination of Candidature

 

 After taking into account the recommendation of the Head of Department and where appointed the Tutor and after giving the candidate an opportunity to be heard, the Committee may recommend to the Academic Board the termination of a candidature at any time on the grounds of unsatisfactory performance or failure to comply with these Rules.

 

  1. Registration

 

  1. A candidate shall register for the Postgraduate Certificate with the Registrar as soon as possible following the acceptance of the application by the Comm8ittee.

 

  1. A candidate shall re-register annually throughout the period of candidature not later than the fourth week of the first semester in each year of the candidature.

 

  1. A candidate shall be registered in the department in which the majority of his subjects is taught.

 

  1. A candidate may not enrol for any other degree, diploma or certificate of this University or of any other institution during the period of candidature.
  1. Fees

 

A candidate shall pay such fees as may be determined by the Council from time to time.

 

  1. Transfers

 

 (1) A candidate for the degree of Master of Science may be permitted by the Committee after consideration of a report from the Head of Department and the Tutor to become a candidate for the Postgraduate Certificate.  Where such a transfer is permitted the candidature for the degree of Master of Science shall be deemed to have been terminated.

 

  1. A candidate may be permitted by the Committee after consideration of a report from the Head of Department and where appointed the Tutor to become a candidate for the degree of Master of Science. Where such a transfer is permitted the candidature for the Postgraduate Certificate shall be deemed to have been terminated.

 

  1. In cases where such transfer are permitted, the Committee shall make any adjustment necessary to the period of candidature and to the prescribed course of advanced study.

 

  1. Change in Status of Candidature

 

 The Committee may after consideration of a report from the Head of Department and where appointed the Tutor; permit a candidate to change his candidature from full-time to part-time status or from part-time to full-time status.  In such cases, the Committee shall make any adjustment necessary to the period of candidature.

 

  1. Duration of Course of Postgraduate Certificate Study

 

  1. The minimum duration of the course of study of a full-time candidate shall be not less than one semester.

 

  1. The minimum duration of the course of study of a part-time candidate shall be two semester.

 

  1. Where a candidate changes the status of his candidature, the Committee shall determine the new duration of the course of study.

 

  1. Credit Content of Courses

 

  1. A credit shall be defined as a unit of value attached to a particular subject or project indicating the contribution of the subject or project to the complete course.

 

  1. One credit shall typically equal 2 contact or teaching hours per week for one semester (equivalent to 30 contact or teaching hours).

 

  1. Notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 18(1) and 18(2), the content of a Postgraduate Certificate course shall normally lie within the range of 10 to 15 credits, including, where appropriate, the project.

 

  1. Appointment of Examiners

 

 The Examiners for the subject and, where appropriate, the project shall be appointed by the Committee on the recommendation of the Head of Department in which the subject, where appropriate, the project, are taught.

 

  1. Examination

 

The Committee shall prescribe examinations for the course of advanced study of each candidate, provided that

 

  1. each candidate shall be required to present himself or herself for written examination in each subject which forms a part of his course of advanced study;

 

  1. where appropriate, a candidate shall undertake a project and submit a written report on the project in the form of a minor dissertation.

 

  1. Decision of the Examiners

 

  1. The Examiners shall consider the performance of the candidate in the examinations for each subject in the project, where appropriate.

 

  1. The Examiners may require a candidate to present himself or herself for examination again on subsequent occasions in any subjects and, where appropriate, the project, if the candidate has failed to satisfy them.

 

  1. Report of the Examiners

 

  1. The Examiners shall report to the Head of Department in which the candidate is registered following their examination of the candidate in the examinations for each subject and, where appropriate, the project.

 

  1. The Head of Department shall consider the reports of the Examiners and shall forwar4d them to the Committee with a recommendation either

 

  1. that the Postgraduate Certificate be awarded, or

 

  1. that the Postgraduate Certificate be not awarded and that the candidature be terminated

 

  1. The reports of the Examiners and of the Head of Department shall be confidential to the Committee and to the Academic Board

 

  1. After consideration of the report of the Head of Department, the Committee shall either

 

  1. recommended to the Academic Board that the Postgraduate Certificate be awarded; or

 

  1. recommended to the Academic Board that the Postgraduate Certificate be not awarded and that the candidature be terminated.

 

  1. The Committee shall not recommend to the Academic Board that the Postgraduate Certificate be awarded unless the Examiners have reported that the candidate‟s work in their opinion merits the award of the Postgraduate Certificate.

 

  1. Publication of Results

 

      The Registrar shall publish a list of successful candidates for the Postgraduate Certificate.

 

RULES FOR THE FORM OF THESIS

 

  1. These Rules shall normally apply to theses submitted for the degree of Doctor and of Master and should be read in conjunction with the Rules for those degrees.

 

  1. The main body of a thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy should not normally exceed 100,000 words in length and for the degree of Master 60,000 words in length.  This limit is exclusive of footnotes, tables, figures, maps and appendices.  Appendices should however be limited to material genuinely necessary in support of the main argument of the thesis.

 

  1. (a)   Candidates are required to submit four copies of a thesis.

 

  1. The copies of the thesis shall be bound in boards, covered in maroon buckram lettered in gold on the spine as follows:

 

  1. at the bottom across – PNGUT or if the volume is too thin for this PNGUT;

 

  1. 70mm from the bottom and across, with the degree and year of submission of the thesis, i.e. PhD 1981.

 

  1. Evenly spaced between the statement of the degree and year and the top of the spine, the name of the author and an abbreviated title of the thesis.  No further lettering or any decoration is required on the binding.  In the binding of theses

which included photographic prints, folded graphs etc, leaves at the spine shall be packed to ensure even thickness of the volume.

 

  1. If the thesis is too bulky to be bound in a single volume, each volume forming part of the thesis shall be bound and marked as described above and shall carry the volume number on the spine.

 

  1. Two copies of the thesis shall be lodged in the Library.  The remaining two copies of the thesis shall be lodged with the Head of Department and the Principal Supervisor.

 

  1. Notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 3(b), a candidate may be permitted to present theses in an unbound form, provided that they may be transmitted without the possibility of disarrangement, prior to their lodgement in the Library and with the Head of Department and Principal Supervisor.  In these circumstance, it shall be the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that the four copies of the thesis are bound in accordance with the provisions of Rule 3(b) and no degree shall be awarded until these arrangements are completed.

 

  1. (a) These thesis shall be presented in a permanent and legible form either in original typescript, stencil copy, printed copy, plain paper photocopy or a comparably permanent process.  A copy produced by dyeline, or a coated-paper photocopy is not acceptable.

 

  1. Double or one-and-a-half spacing shall be used, except for intended quotations, footnotes or bibliographics, where single spacing may be used.

 

  1. International A4 size paper of good quality shall be used for the thesis which shall be typed on one side of the paper only.  Exceptionally, paper other than International A4 size may be used when the nature of the thesis requires it.

 

  1. Margins at the binding edge shall be not less than 40mm and other margins shall be not less than 20mm.  Exceptionally, margins of a different size may be used when the nature of the thesis requires it.

 

  1. Pages shall be numbered through the thesis in arabic numerals in the upper right hand corner, including appendices but excluding the table of contents and other materials preceding the beginning of the general text of the thesis.  Pages preceding the beginning of the general text may be numbered with lower case roman numerals.

 

  1. The title page of the thesis shall give the following information:

 

  1. the title of the thesis
  2. the full name of the author
  3. the degree for which the thesis is submitted
  4. the name of the University
  5. the month and year of its submission

 

  1. The certificate from the Principal Supervisor to the effect that the thesis is properly presented and prima facie worthy of examination, the abstract of summary of the contents of the thesis and the certificate signed by the candidate to the effect that the whole of the work has not been submitted for a higher degree to any other university or institution shall be bound into the thesis before the acknowledgements.

 

  1. The acknowledgements shall be bound into the thesis before the beginning of the general text of the thesis.

 

  1. The table of contents page shall be bound into the thesis before the beginning of the general text of the thesis.

 

  1. The general text of the thesis shall be bound into the thesis before the Appendices and Bibliography or List of References.

 

  1. Whenever practicable diagrams, maps, illustrations, computer printouts, published papers and tables shall be bound into the thesis at a part accompanying the text.

 

  • Photographic Print shall be on single white paper or permanently mounted on cartridge paper for binding.

 

  1. Other illustrative material which cannot conveniently be bound in the text, such as maps and slides, shall normally be packed in such a way that it can be bound with the thesis.  If the amount of such material is substantial, it shall be gathered into a supplementary volume and packed in a rigid container similar in format to the bound thesis.    All loose material shall be marked with the author‟s name.  Initials and degree for which the work is submitted in such a way that it can readily be linked with the thesis.  Folded diagrams or charts included in the text shall be arranged so as to open out to the top and left.

 

  • Where a candidate would meeting with real difficulty in complying with the provisions of these Rules, the Principal Supervisor may apply to the Higher Degrees Committee for a particular Rule(s) to be waived.

 

NOTES FOR THE GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES

 

The following notes are intended to assist candidates in the production of theses.  They do not form part of the Rule.

 

  1. For points not covered by the rules on these Notes candidates are advised to refer to the recommendations of British Standard 4821 (British Standards Institution pamphlet “Recommended for the Presentation of Theses”).  Further useful references may be obtained from the Registrar.

 

  1. Examples of theses produced in accordance with the Rules for the Form of Theses are available for inspection in the Library which also holds a list of approved bookbinders.
  2. A completed and signed Declaration Relating to Disposition of Thesis Form should be pasted to the inside front cover of the copies of the thesis deposited in the Library.

 

  1. Before presenting for examination candidates are strongly advised to proofread the thesis very carefully.

 

  1. The Summary or Abstract should indicate:

 

  1. the problem investigated
  2. the procedure followed
  3. the general results obtained
  4. the major conclusions reached

 

  1. Numbers one to ten in the text should be spelled out and numbers from 11 on typed in numerals.  If, however, a sentence begins with a number it must always be spelled out.  If numbers appeal in series, eg. 1, 438 and 12,7000, they should all either be spelled out or expressed in numerals.  Consistency should be aimed for throughout the thesis.

 

  1. Standard abbreviations and symbols commonly used within the discipline are accepted.  Whenever possible, units and symbols included in the Papua New Guinea standards should be used.

 

  1. It is the responsibility of the candidate to construct an accurate and appropriate bibliography which should include authors and titles that are cited in the text.  Each citation should be accurate and complete enough for the reader to find its source in ordinary library references.  References to unpublished sources may be described as personal communication.  All citations and references should be consistent within the thesis.

 

SPECIAL RULES FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN AGRICULTURE

 

  1. In these rules, unless specified otherwise, the „Department‟ means the „Department of Agriculture‟ and the „Diploma‟ means the „Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture‟.

 

  1. The course of study leading to the Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture is a full-time course of one calendar year.  Only under exceptional circumstances will an extension beyond a year be granted by the Head of the Department.

 

An application for admission to candidature for the Diploma shall have:

 

  1. either a Bachelor‟s degree in Agriculture from the University of Papua New Guinea or a bachelor degree in Agricultural Science from the Papua New Guinea University of Technology or equivalent.

 

  1. an applicant with a degree other than agricultural one may be admitted after attending and passing qualifying subjects in agriculture.  These subjects will be decided by the Department and approved by the Higher Degrees Committee.

 

  1. A candidate shall follow and obtain a minimum of 184 credit points (four credit points being equivalent to one hour per week of lecture, tutorial, practical or project classes for one Semester) in the course of study set out below:

 

 

Schedule 

Credit Points

(a)

Agricultural Research Course of Schedule “A”

         24

(b)

Core Agricultural Subjects from Schedule “B”

         24

(c)

Professional Subjects from Schedule “C”       

         48

(d)

Research Project from Schedule “D”

         88

 

Such subjects and project topics and supervisor(s) to be selected by the candidate subject to the advice of the Head of Department and approved by the Higher Degrees Committee provided that the Committee on the advice of the Head of Department may substitute a subject or subjects for those prescribed.

 

  1. Candidates are expected to produce a plan of research with a review of literature on the research topic chosen during semester one and initiate experimental work.  During semester two the candidates are expected to complete the research project, analyse results and submit a report in the form of a dissertation.  The dissertation will be assessed by two or three examiners appointed by the Head of Department.

 

  1. The Diploma is awarded on the basis of assessment which takes into account the overall performance of the candidate in assessments, tests, final examinations and the project.

 

  1. The grading of the subjects and project shall be as follows:

 

Percent Mark

 

Grade

 

85% and above

 

A

 

75% - 84%

 

B

 

65% - 74%

 

C

 

55% - 64%

 

D

 

50% - 54%

 

E

 

Less than 50%

 

 

F

Schedule of Subjects

 

 

Semester 1  

 

                         Hours/Week

Credit Points

AGP 10: Research Methodology                               6                      24

AGP 11: Project                                                            10                   40

 

One Core Course to choose from

 

AGP 20: Advanced Animal Production                                6                      24

AGP 30: Advanced Crop Production                                    6                      24

 

 

 

One course to choose from

 

AGP 22: Applied Animal Nutrition                             4                      16

AGP 32: Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition                 4                      16

AGP 35: Plant Pathology                                            4                      16

AGP 37: Weed Science and Management             4                      16

AGP 40: Advanced Farm Management                   4                      16

AGP 43: Advanced Agricultural Extension             4                      16

AGP 60: Crop Processing and Storage                               4                      16

 

Semester 2

       

AGP 11: Project                                                            12                   48

 

Three courses to choose from:

 

AGP 21: Animal Breeding                                        4                      16

AGP 23: Animal Health and Diseases                                  4                      16

AGP 24: Molecular Biology in Agriculture                4                      16

AGP 31: Advanced Plant Breeding                           4                      16

AGP 33: Soil Management                                         4                      16

AGP 34: Advanced Crop Physiology                                    4                      16

AGP 36: Agricultural Pests                                         4                      16

AGP 38: Seed Technology                                         4                      16

AGP 39: Taxonomy of Crop Insect Pests                4                      16

AGP 41: Agricultural Production, Price                    4                      16

   and Marketing 

AGP 42: Agric. Project Planning, Analysis             4                      16          and Management             

AGP 61: Technology of Farm Machinery                 4                      16

AGP 62: Irrigation and Agricultural Water Supply              4                      16

AGP 63: Soil and Water Conservation Engineering          4                      16

 

 

SPECIAL RULES FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCES

 

  1. GENERAL

 

  1. In these Rules, unless the contrary intention appear, the „Department‟ means the „Department of Applied Sciences‟ and the „Diploma‟ means the „Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Chemistry‟ and „Postgraduate Diploma in Food Technology‟.

 

  1. The Department will report to the Higher Degrees Committee, which will be responsible to the Academic Board for approval of the course content, admission of candidates and the award of the diploma.

 

  1. ADMISSION TO CANDIDATURE

 

  1. An applicant for admission to candidature for the diploma shall have either:
    1. a bachelor‟s degree of the University in Food Technology or Mineral Technology.

 

  1. a bachelor‟s degree of the University of Papua New Guinea with sufficient chemistry subjects to meet the pre-requisites for the course to be taken.

 

  1. An equivalent qualification and/or experience approved by the Higher Degrees Committee.

 

  1. The Academic board shall be informed of all applicants accepted for candidature under 2(b), above.

 

  1. An applicant for admission to candidature for the diploma shall be approved by the Higher Degrees Committee on the recommendation of the Department.

 

  1. An applicant shall be admitted as either a full-time or a part-time candidate.

 

  1. ENROLMENT

 

  1. No applicant who is already enrolled for a degree or diploma at another institution may be admitted to candidature.

 

  1. No candidate may enrol for any other degree or diploma of this University or any other institution during the period of candidature.

 

  1. COURSE OF STUDY

 

After admission to candidature for the diploma, a candidate shall be required to either:

 

(a)    spend a minimum of 2 semesters on full-time study; or (b)          spend a minimum of 4 semesters on part-time study.

 

      The course will consist of two distinct sections:

 

  1. Formal course work; and
  2. A practical research project.  A part-time student must complete the formal course work before starting the research project.

 

  1. COURSE STRUCTURE

 

In the first semester candidates are required to satisfy the examiners in the following subjects:

 

        Subject         Hours/           Credits

                    Weeks           Points

 

CH 311 Instrumental Analysis I   3          2 ½

CH 431 Advanced Instrumental Analysis IV 4 2

CH 461   Environmental Chemistry        7          3 ½

CH 481   Computers Applications             2      1

CG 11   Research Techniques    1          ½

CH 10   Project       6          3

                                           

                                  23                  12.5

 

  1. In addition students may be required to complete AS 481, Advanced Communication

Skills.

 

  1. In the second semester candidates are required to satisfy the examiners in the following subjects:

 

Subject        Hours/           Credits

           Weeks           Points

 

                CH414  Applied Chemistry II         7        3 ½

                  CHP12  Computers in Chemical Research       1          ½

                  CHP10  Project        16        8

                               

Total             24       12

 

  1. Candidates will normally be given exemptions for subjects already studied, where appropriate.  Exempted subjects will normally be replaced by alternative subjects with an equivalent number of contact hours.

 

  1. The practical research project will require extensive use of at least one advanced analytical technique.

 

  1. LENGTH OF COURSE

 

  1. Normally a full-time candidate shall commence in February and complete his or her studies by submitting the final draft of the dissertation by 30 November of the same year.

 

  1. Normally a part-time candidate shall commence and complete his or her studies by submitting the final draft of the dissertation by 30 November of the next year.

 

  1. TUTORS

 

  1. When necessary, the Department may appoint one or two full-time member(s) of staff as a Tutor(s) for each candidate.

 

  1. The duties of the Tutor shall be to instruct and advise the candidate on his or her work.

 

  1. TERMINATION OF REGISTRATION

 

After taking into account the recommendation of the Department, and after giving the candidate an opportunity to be heard, the Higher Degrees Committee may terminate a candidate‟s registration at Any time on the grounds of unsatisfactory performance, or failure to comply with these rules.

 

  1. ASSESSMENT

 

  1. The Department shall recommend to the Higher Degrees Committee the form of assessment.

 

  1. Reports on a candidate‟s coursework and project report shall be considered by the Department.

 

  1. The Department shall recommend to the Higher Degrees Committee whether or not the candidate shall be awarded the diploma.

 

  1. A candidate not recommended for the award of diploma shall be permitted to be reassessed within twelve months of completion of the course.

 

  1. AWARD OF THE DIPLOMA

 

The Higher Degrees Committee shall consider the recommendation of the Department and decide whether or not the candidate has satisfied the requirements for the diploma.  If the candidate‟s work is adjudged to be of sufficient merit by the Department, he or she shall be recommended to the Academic Board for the award of the Diploma.

 

  1. FEES

 

A candidate for the diploma shall pay such fees as may be determined by Council from time to time under the Fees Statute.

 

SPECIAL RULES FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS

 

1    GENERAL

 

  1. In these Rules, unless the contrary intention appears, the „Department‟ means the „Department of Mathematics and Computer Science‟ and the „Diploma‟ means the „Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Mathematics‟.

 

  1. The Department will report to the Higher Degrees Committee, which will be responsible to the Academic Board for approval of the course content, admission of candidates and the award of the diploma.

2. ADMISSION TO CANDIDATURE

 

  1. An applicant for admission to candidature for the diploma shall have either:

 

  1. a bachelor‟s degree of the University or of another tertiary institution approved by the Higher Degrees Committee in a field of study relevant to the diploma.

 

  1. an equivalent qualification and/or experience approved by the Higher Degrees Committee.

 

  1. The Academic Board shall be informed of all applicants accepted for candidature under 2(b), above.

 

  1. An applicant for admission to candidature for the diploma shall be approved by the Higher Degrees Committee on the recommendation of the Department.

 

  1. An applicant shall be admitted as either a full-time or a part-time candidate.

 

  1. ENROLMENT

 

  1. No applicant who is already enrolled for a degree or diploma t another institution may be admitted to candidature.

 

  1. No candidate may enrol for any other degree or diploma of this University or any other institution during the period of candidature.

 

  1. COURSE OF STUDY

 

After admission to candidature for the diploma, a candidate shall be required to:

 

  1. Spend a minimum of 4 semester on part-time study.

 

  1. Undertake such courses of study and complete such course work as the Higher Degrees Committee,on the recommendation of the Department, may prescribe.

 

  1. TUTORS

 

  1. When necessary, the Department may appoint a full-time member of staff as a Tutor for each candidate.

 

  1. The duties of the Tutor shall be to instruct and advise the candidate on his or work.

 

  1. TERMINATION OF REGISTRATION

 

After taking into account the recommendation of the Department, and after giving the candidate an opportunity to be heard, the Higher Degrees Committee may terminate a candidate‟s registration at any time on the grounds of unsatisfactory performance, failure to comply with these rules.

 

  1. ASSESSMENT

 

  1. The Department shall recommend to the Higher Degrees Committee the form of assessment.

 

  1. Reports on a candidate‟s coursework and project report shall be considered by the Department.

 

  1. The Department shall recommend to the Higher Degrees Committee whether or not the candidate shall be awarded the diploma.

 

  1. A candidate not recommended for the award of diploma shall be permitted to be reassessed within twelve months of completion of the course.

 

  1. AWARD OF THE DIPLOMA

 

The Higher Degrees Committee shall consider the recommendation of the Department and decide whether or not the candidate has satisfied the requirements for the diploma.  If the candidate‟s work is adjusted to be of sufficient merit by the Department , he or she shall be recommended to the Academic board for the award of the Diploma

 

  1. FEES

 

A candidate for the diploma shall pay such fees as may be determined by the Council from time to time in the terms of the Fees Statute.

 

SPECIAL RULES FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN LAND STUDIES

 

  1. The course of study leading to the Postgraduate Diploma in Land Studies may be taken as a full-time course of two semester‟s duration or as a part-time course of four semesters‟ duration.

 

  1. An applicant for admission to candidature for the Postgraduate Diploma shall have:

 

  1. either a Bachelor‟s degree in Surveying, Cartography or Land Management of this

University or another tertiary institution approved by the Higher Degrees Committee; or

 

  1. A Bachelor‟s degree in another land-associated discipline approved by the Committee together with appropriate industrial or professional experience approved by the committee; or

 

  1. A Diploma in Cartography or Valuation of this University together with appropriate experience approved by the Committee; or

 

  1. a Certificate of Registration issued by the PNG Surveyors Board or PNG Valuers Registration Board; or

 

  1. a Certificate of Registration issued by a Surveyors Board or Valuers Board of Australia and New Zealand. 

 

  1. A candidate shall follow and obtain a minimum of 180 credit points (four credit points being equivalent to one hour per week of lecture, tutorial, practical or project classes for one semester) in the course of study set out below:

 

 

 

Point 

Minimum

 

 

 

 

Credit

Maximum

 

(a)

Broadening Professional Subjects from Schedule A

40

100

 

(b)

Professional Subjects from Section B

40

100

 

(c)

General Studies Subjects from Schedule C

0

50

 

(d)

Project 

25

0

 

 Such subjects and project topics to be selected by the candidate subject to the advice of the Head of the Department of Surveying and Land Studies and approved by the Higher Degrees Committee provided that the Committee on the advice of the Head of the Department of Surveying and Land Studies may substitute a subject or subjects for those prescribed.

 

  1. Candidates are required to present before the end of the second semester of a full-time or the end of the fourth semester of a part-time course a typed project report on an approved research project.  The examination of the project report shall be assessed on the basis of 60% project report content, 20% report presentation and 20% viva voce examination.

 

  1. The Diploma is awarded on the basis of an assessment which takes into account the overall performance of the candidate in assessments, tests, final examinations and the project.

 

SCHEDULE “A””  BROADENING PROFESSIONAL SUBJECTS

Code Subject

Hours

Credit Points

             

 

Per Week

 

BA141 Introductory Law

4 for 1 semester

18

BA151 Functions of Management

3 for 1 semester

12

BA353 Public Administration I

3 for 1 semester

12

BA354 Public Administration lI

3 for 1 semester

12

BA273 Data Processing I

4 for 1 semester

16

BA377 Data Processing II

5 for 1 semester

20

BA425 Public Finance

4 for 1 semester

16

CS151 Computer Processing I

4 for 1 semester

16 

CS152 Computer Processing II

4 for 1 semester

16

CS251 Computer Processing III

4 for 1 semester

16

CS354 Data Base

4 for 1 semester

16

CS458 Information Systems

2 for 1 semester

  8

AR260 Urban Planning

3 for 2 semesters

24

AR261 Physical Development I

2 for 1 semester

12

AR262 Physical Development II

3 for 1 semester

  2

FS311 Pollution & Environment Assessment

2 for 1 semester

  8

FT317 Land and Marine Environment

1 for 1 semester

  8

FR360 Forest Economics

2 for 1 semester

16

FR461 Forest Administration, Policy and Law

3 for 1 semester

12

SV123 Introduction to Calculator Programming

2 for 1 semester

  8

SV141 Introduction to Land Management

5 for 1 semester

20

SV143 Introduction to Valuation 

4 for 1 semester

16

SV243 Into to Agriculture

2 for 1 semester

  8

SV244 Land Management II

6 for 1 semester

  4

SV247 Compulsory Acquisition

4 for 1 semester

16

SV283 Map Computation

5 for 1 semester

20

SV289 Map Projection

1 for 1 semester

  4

SV341 Land Economics

3 for 1 semester

12 

SV228 Measurement assessment

3 for 1 semester

12

SV288 Cartographic Reproduction

2 for 1 semester

  8

SV341 Land Economics

3 for 1 semester

12  

SV343 Administrative Law

4 for 1 semester

16

SV345 Land Taxation

3 for 1 semester

12 

SV405 Intro to Satellite Survey and Remote Sensing

2 for 1 semester

  8

SV401 Control Surveys

4 for 1 semester

16

SV406 Geodetic Computation I

4 for 1 semester

16

SV486 Computer Assisted Cartography

3 for 1 semester

12

SV412 Professional Practice

1 for 1 semester

  4

SV422 Adjustment Computation

4 for 1 semester

16

SV431 Photogrammetry I

4 for 1 semester

16

SV432 Photogrammetry II

4 for 1 semester

16

CS204 Basic Programming

 

SCHEDULE “B”:  PROFESSIONAL SUBJECTS

4 for 1 semester

16

Code          Subject

 

Hours Per Week

Credit Points

SVP10 Project

2 for 1 semester

  8

SVP11 Land Registration

3 for 1 semester

12

SVP12 Administrative Law

3 for 1 semester 

12

SVP13 Geodetic Computations

3 for 1 semester

12

SVP14 Control Surveys

SVP15 Computer Applications in Surveying and 

3 for 1 semester

12

Valuation

3 for 1 semester

12

SVP16 Land Appraisal

3 for 1 semester

12

       

 

 

SCHEDULE “C”:  GENERAL STUDIES

Code Subject         Hours Per Week

 

Credit Points

LA124 Communication & Logical Reasoning    3 for 2 semesters

24

LA130 Technical Communication           2 for 2 semesters

16

LA224 Communication & Problem Solving        3 for 2 semesters

24

LA443 Preparation & Presentation of Scientific Papers 1 for 1 semester

  4

SS100 Society, Technology & Development     2 for 2 semesters

16

MA355 Mathematics 3E     2 for 1 semester

  8

MAP62 Engineering Mathematics II        4 for 1 semester

16

MA351 Mathematics 3SI    4 for 1 semester

16

MAP63 Engineering Mathematics III       4 for 1 semester

16

MAP64 Engineering Mathematics IV      4 for 1 semester

16

CH469 Environmental Impact Studies    3 for 2 semesters

12

CH233 Applied Geology & Mineralogy   3 for 1 semester

  8

 

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PHYSICAL PLANNING

 

The Department also offers a 2 year programme run in conjunction with the University of Papua New Guinea, leading to a Graduate Diploma in ;Physical Planning.  The programme is aimed at the professional training of physical planners and is designed to suit Papua New Guinea and Pacific Region conditions.  Applicants interested in joining the programme are normally expected to have obtained a degree relevant to planning and to also have experience in a planning office but experienced non graduates considered capable of completing the course may be admitted.

 

The course is in two parts:

 

  1. Year One: At the University of Papua New Guinea.  A range of core subjects and elective subjects.

 

  1. Year Two: At the Papua New Guinea University of Technology.  A range of core subjects, including project work and elective subjects.

 

The program permits students to specialise in four main areas of planning:

 

  1. Urban or Rural Development
  2. Environmental Planning
  3. Residential Area Planning
  4. Transportation Planning

 

Entry to these specialisations is with the approval of the Course Advisors and will depend on the applicant‟s first degree and experience.  The second semester of year two may be completed at

UPNG.      

 

A wide range of relevant and appropriate topics is offered, closely related to present-day conditions in PNG, eg. Social issues, land tenure and management, economics, environment and transportation etc.  These subjects draw on a wide range of existing material taught at both universities by the various specialist departments.  As postgraduate students they will be expected to perform at an advanced level taking into consideration their maturity and experience.

 

Applications for admission to the course should submit applications to the University of Papua New Guinea, Department of Geography.

 

As subjects and subject numbers of courses at both universities are liable to change from time to time, appropriate alternative subjects, approved by the Course Advisors may be offered as alternatives to those listed:

 

Code       Subject         Average Weekly Hours

 

URBAN OR RURAL PLANNING

 

Second Year First Semester

 

AR531 Advanced Studies       6

SV145 Land Management I    7

 

Two selected options approved by Course Advisor

 

Second Year Second Semester

 

AR532 Dissertation      12

 

Two selected options approved by Course Advisor

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING

 

Second Year First Semester

 

AR531 Advanced Studies         6

CH461 Environmental Impact Studies I         3

 

Two selected options approved by Course Advisor

 

Second Year Second Semester

 

AR532 Dissertation      12

CH462 Environmental Measurement             3

 

Two selected options approved by Course Advisor

 

 

 

 

RESIDENTIAL AREA PLANNING

 

Second Year First Semester

 

AR531 Advanced Studies

6

SV145 Land Management I

 

Two selected options approved by Course Advisor

 

Second Year second Semester

 

5

AR532 Dissertation

 

Two selected options approved by Course Advisor

 

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

 

Second Year First Semester

 

12

AR531 Advanced Studies

  6

CH461 Environmental Impact Studies I

  3

CE341 Transportation Engineering I

 

One selected option approved by Course Advisor

 

Second Year Second Semester

 

  3

AR532 Dissertation

12

Ce441 Transportation Engineering II

  3

 

Two selected options approved by Advisor

 

Proposed Syllabus.  Please underline in red any alterations or deletions

 

CODE NUMBER SUBJECT TITLE Hours per week

 

AR532 Dissertation      12 (second semester)

 

Co requisites/prerequisites

 

Syllabus Dissertation is seen as an original investigation on a subject proposed by the student or staff and approved by a departmental or interdepartmental committee appointed by the Head of Department.

 

Advanced Research Studies with some original investigation in respect of areas of in Urban or Rural Development, Environmental Planning, Residential Area Planning and Transportation Planning under the direction of various specialist staff members.

 

The subject is based on 40-50% original research work with seminars, courses and/or subjects taken in other respective departments.  Emphasis will be placed on individual work and research and examined on completed work as submitted.  The student must prepare preliminary studies and an outline of his/her or proposal in Semester One and complete the main work in Semester Two.

 

Textbooks To be selected to suit the particular course topic.

 

References To be selected to suit the particular course topic.

 

Examination       Continuous assessment  - 50%

                              Jury (Final Submission)  - 50%

 

SPECIAL RULES FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

 

  1. GENERAL

 

 In these Rules, unless the contrary intention appears, the „Department‟ means the „Department of Civil Engineering‟ and the „Diploma‟ means the „Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering ‟.

 

  1. ADMISSION TO CANDIDATURE

 

  1. An applicant for admission to candidature for the diploma shall have either:

 

  1. a bachelor‟s degree in Civil Engineering of the University, normally with a C grade average maintained throughout their last three years of Civil Engineering degree studies; or
  2. an equivalent qualification and/or experience approved by the Higher Degrees Committee.

 

  1. The applicant shall be admitted as either a full-time or a part-time candidate.

 

  1. COURSE OF STUDY

 

 After admission to candidature for the Diploma, a candidate shall be required to progress satisfactorily, as determined by the Higher Degrees Committee on the recommendation of the Head of the Department, through four semesters of part-time study or two semesters of full-time study.

 

  1. CHOICE OF SUBJECTS

 

  1. The University cannot be held responsible to offer, at any time, all or any of the subjects listed below.  However, the Department will attempt to match subject choices of subjects to staff and other resources available.

 

  1. The subjects finally offered to each student, during any one semester are subject to the approval of the Higher Degrees Committee on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering.

 

  1. ASSESSMENT FOR AWARD OF POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA

 

  1. All subjects will be assessed by a combination of continuous assessments and examinations.  The assessments for the award of postgraduate diploma will be made by the University, independent of a candidate‟s performance in any external examinations.

 

  1. Assessment during the second and third semesters will assume prior knowledge of the same named subjects covered during the previous semesters.  During the second semester, at least 40% of the assessed material will be from (first semester of second year), at least 20% of the assessed material will be from the first semester syllabus and a further 20% at least will be from the second semester syllabus.

 

  1. COURSE STRUCTURE

 

  1. In the first semester, candidates are required to offer and satisfy the examiners in five of the following six subjects and MAP161 – Mathematics, except that candidates planning to study CEP172/CEP271 – Engineering Surveying in the second and third semester respectively need to offer only four of the following six subjects and MAP161 – Mathematics.

 

        Code         Subject             Hours/           Credits

                                Weeks           Points

 

         CEP101    Engineering Materials OR     2          1

         CEP111         Mechanics of Solids            2          1

         CEP121         Fluid Mechanics      2          1

         CEP131         Geotechnical Engineering 2         1

         CEP141         Structural Analysis 2          1

         CEP151         Construction Management            2          1

 

                  Sub-total for 5 subjects = 5 *2 =   10       5 

 

                  MAP161        Mathematics              2        1

 

                  Total for 1st semester =      12       6

 

(2) In the second semester, candidates are required to offer and satisfy the examiners in five subjects approved by the Higher Degrees Committee on the recommendations of the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, and MAP162 – Mathematics.  The five subjects shall be chosen from the following seven subjects.

 

 

 

Code Subject

Hours/

Credits Points

 

 

             

Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CEP102        Engineering Materials OR

2

1

 

 

CEP112        Mechanics of Solids

2

1

 

 

CEP122        Fluid Mechanics

2

1

 

 

CEP132        Geotechnical Engineering

2

1

 

 

CEP142        Structural Analysis

2

1

 

 

CEP152        Construction Management

2

1

 

 

CEP172        Engineering surveying

 

 

 

 

                         – See Note below

3

1

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

Sub-total for 5 subjects = 5 *2 =

10

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAP162        Mathematics

2

1

 

 

Total for 2nd  semester =

12

6

 

 NOTE:   Candidates offering CEP 172 / 271 – Surveying are required to attend a further one week to complete field work.

 

SPECIAL RULES FOR THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN LAND STUDIES

 

  1. An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Science in land Studies shall have either:

 

  1. a Postgraduate Diploma in Land Studies of the University; or

 

  1. A bachelor‟s degree of Honours standard in Surveying, Cartography or Land Economy of a tertiary institution approved by the Higher Degrees Committee.

 

  1. A candidate shall follow and obtain a minimum of 200 credit points (four credit points being equivalent to one hour per week of lectures, tutorials, practicals or project classes for one semester) in the course of advanced study set out below:

 

 

Subject          

Credit 

Minimum

 

                         

 

Points

Maximum

(a)

Professional Subjects from Schedule A

0

100

(b)

General Studies Subjects from Schedule B

0

  50

(c)

Major Project Leading to a Dissertation

100

200

 

Such subjects and project topics to be selected by the candidate, subject to the advice of the Head of the Department of Surveying and Land Studies and approved by the Higher Degrees Committee provided that the Committee on the advice of the Head of the Department of Surveying and Land Studies may substitute a subject or subjects for those prescribed.

SCHEDULE “A”:  PROFESSIONAL SUBJECTS

 

 

Code Subject           

Hours/

Credit

 

                                     

 

Week

Points

 

SVP30 Advanced Project

5 for 1 semester

100-200

 

SVP31 Advanced Geodetic Computation

5 for 1 semester

20

 

SVP32 Advanced Geodetic Techniques

5 for 1 semester

20

 

SVP33 Digital Photogrammetry

5 for 1 semester

20

 

SVP34 Remote Sensing

5 for 1 semester

20

 

SVP35 Cadastral

SVP36 Advanced Computer Application 

5 for 1 semester

20

 

            Surveying

SVP37 Advanced Computer Application to

5 for 1 semester

20

 

             Valuation

5 for 1 semester

20

 

SVP38 Advanced Land Appraisal

5 for 1 semester

20

 

SVP39 Urban Property Management

   5 for 1 semester

20

 

SVP40 Rural Property Management

   5 for 1 semester

20

 

                         

             

 

 

SCHEDULE “B”:  GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

 

Code Subject

Hours/

Credit

 

             

Week

Points

 

 

 

 

 

LA124 Communication & Logical Reasoning

3 for 2 semesters

24

 

LA130 Technical Communication

2 for 2 semesters

16

 

LA224 Communication & Problem Solving

3 for 2 semesters

24

 

LA443 Preparation & Presentation of 

 

 

 

            Scientific Papers

1 for 1 semester

  4

 

SS100 Society, Technology & Development

2 for 1 semester

16

 

MA355 Mathematics 3E

2 for 1 semester

  8

 

MAP62 Engineering Mathematics II

4 for 1 semester

16

 

MA351 Mathematics 3S

4 for 1 semester

16

 

MAP63 Engineering Mathematics III

4 for 1 semester

16

 

MAP64 Engineering Mathematics IV

4 for 1 semester

16

 

CH569 Environmental Impact Studies

3 for 1 semester

12

 

CH233 Applied Geology and Mineralogy

2 for 1 semester

  8

 

SPECIAL RULES FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN LAND STUDIES

 

  1. GENERAL

 

  1. In these rules, unless the contrary intention appeals, the “Department” means the “Department of Surveying and Land Studies”, means the “Postgraduate Diploma in Land Studies‟ and the “Committee” means the “Higher Degrees Committee”.

 

  1. The Postgraduate Diploma in Land Studies award will show in brackets the field of specialisation, i.e. 
  2. The course of study and individual subject requirements must be donning in consultation with the Head of Department.

 

  1. ADMISSION TO CANDIDATURE

 

An applicant for admission to candidature for the Postgraduate Diploma shall have:

 

  1. either a Bachelor‟s degree in Surveying , Cartography or Land Management of this University or another tertiary institution approved by the Committee

 

Or

 

  1. a Bachelor‟s degree in another land-associated discipline approved by the Committee together with appropriate industrial or professional experience approved by the Committee.

 

Or

 

  1. In special circumstances the Higher Degrees Committee may admit a candidate who has considerable professional experience and professionally recognised certification and can demonstrate the capacity to undertake the program.

 

  1. ENROLMENT

 

  1. No Applicant who is already enrolled for a degree or diploma at this University or another institution may enrol;

 

  1. No applicant may enrol for any other degree or diploma at this University or any other institution during the period of candidature.

 

  1. COURSE OF STUDY

 

  1. The course of study leading to the Postgraduate Diploma in Land Studies may be taken as a full-time course of two semesters‟ duration or as a part-time course of four semesters‟ duration.  In exceptional circumstances, the duration of the course may be extended.

 

  1. A candidate shall follow and obtain a minimum of 180 points (four credit points being equivalent to one hour per week of lectures, tutorials, practical or project classes for one semester) in the course of study set out below:

                                             

                                               Minimum Credit Point

                                                       

 

  1. SCHEDULE A  Core Subjects                             60
  2. SCHEDULE B  Professional Subjects                            40
  3. SCHEDULE C  Compulsory Research Project                         50

  Such subjects and project topics are to be selected by the candidate subject to the advice of the Head of Department of Surveying and Land Studies and approved by the Higher Degrees Committee provided that the Committee on the adivce of the Head of Department of Surveying and Land Studies may substitute a subject or subjects for those prescribed.  The research project is comprised of first and second semester subjects on the same research topic.

 

  1. TERMINATION OF REGISTRATION

 

After taking into consideration the recommendation of the Department, and after giving the candidate an opportunity to be heard, the Higher Degrees Committee may terminate a candidate‟s registration at any time on grounds of unsatisfactory performance or failure to comply with these rules.

 

  1. ASSESSMENT

 

Subject assessment is as shown in the subject descriptions.  Overall assessment takes into account the overall performance of the candidate in assessments, tests, final examinations and the project.

 

  1. AWARD OF THE DIPLOMA

 

The Higher Degrees Committee shall consider the recommendation of the Department and decide whether or nott he candidate has satisfied the requirements for the Diploma.  If the candidate‟s work is adjudged to be of sufficient merit, he or she shall be recommended to the Academic Board for award of the Diploma.

       

  1. FEES

 

A candidate for the Diploma shall pay such fees as may be determined by the Council from time to time in terms of the Fees Statute.

 

SCHEDULE “A” CORE SUBJECTS

 

Code 

Subject                          Hours          Credit

             

 

                           Per Week     Points

SLP701

Advanced Surveying I          

5

 20

SLP702

Surveying, Special Topics               

5

20

SLP703

Information Systems for Land Studies   

5

20

SLP704

Information Systems for Land Studies II

5

20

SLP705

Advanced Geographic Data Handling 

5

20

SLP706

Geographic Information Systems, Special Topics

5

20

SLP707

Advanced land Management I       

5

 20

SLP708

Land Management, Special Topics          

5

20

SLP711

Advanced Cartography       

3

10

SLP712

Special Topic in Land Studies                                     3

 

10

         

SCHEDULE “B” PROFESSIONAL SUBJECTS

 

Subjects are selected from those currently offered on the campus and must be approved by the Head of Department of Surveying and Land Studies.  Subjects undertaken in other Departments must be approved by those Departments.

 

SCHEDULE “C” RESEARCH PROJECT

 

Code Subject

Hours

Credit

             

 

Per Week

Points

SL721 Research Project Part A

5

20

SL722 Research Project Part B

8

30

       

HOUSING

 

  1. To provide for the accommodation for university employees.

 

  1. The University provides University accommodation under any obligations given in terms of the contract or letter of appointment entered into with the Employee.

 

  1. The Employee shall be notified by the Housing Committee of the accommodation allocation.  Such allocation may be termed temporary or permanent (see Regulation 8.2).

 

  1. THE TERM

 

  1. The allocation will terminate when employment by the University ceases.

 

  1. Under the terms of Section 7 or 8 of these regulations the allocation may be withdrawn and the Employee required to vacate the premises allocated.

 

  1. USE

 

  1. The allocation other than an allocation of single quarters is granted solely for the residential use of the employee, his or her spouse and his or her children unless the University agrees in writing to additional occupants.

 

  1. Single quarters are subject to additional regulations.

 

  1. RENT

 

  1. The employee shall be required to pay rent which shall be advised at the time of offer of allocation of accommodation.

 

  1. The rent shall be subject to review every year.  The University shall give the employee two months notice of variations in the rent to be paid.

 

  1. The University may deduct the rent due from the fortnightly/monthly salary payments to the employee by prior arrangement with the employee.

 

  1. THE UNIVERSITY‟S OBLIGATIONS

 

  1. The University shall use its best endeavors within the limits of the resources to retain the fabric of the premises together with improvements and fittings in good order and repair.

 

  1. The University shall pay all water, sewerage and garbage collection rates and charges relating to the premises.

 

  1. The University shall Endeavour where appropriate in the case of a new appointee to arrange an electricity connection before occupation.

 

  1. The University undertakes that provided the employee observes these regulations, the University will not interfere with the employee‟s use and enjoyment of the premises.

 

  1. EMPLOYEE‟S OBLIGATIONS

 

  1. Within seven days of occupation of the premises, the employee shall submit to the University a list of discrepancies in the prescribed form.

 

Should the form not be submitted it will deemed that the premises are accepted as being in good order and condition.

 

The employee shall acknowledge by signature his or her acceptance of work carried out by the University to rectify deficiencies or in terms of Section 5.1 above.

 

  1. The employee shall acknowledge receipt of furniture and of fittings by signing a furniture and fittings inventory in the prescribed form, and shall sign for any subsequent amendments to that inventory.

 

  1. (a) the employee shall not assign, cede, or otherwise transfer any of the rights granted to him or her by the allocations, nor shall he or she give up occupation or possession of the premises to any person nor permit any person to take possession of the premises or any part thereof without the University‟s prior consent given in writing.

 

(b) Should the employee be absent from the property for more than a period of three/six months the Housing Committee which may at its discretion re-allocate the premises on a temporary basis pending return of the employee.

 

  1. The employee shall not erect any new buildings, fixtures, fences or make any alterations to or additions to the premises or mark, paint or in any way deface ceilings, partitions, or floors located in the premises without prior written consent of the University.

 

  1. (a) Fair wear and tear excepted the employee shall reimburse the University the costs of any repairs or reinstatement of the premises attributable to him or her, his or her servants or visitors.

 

(b) Should the employee fail to pay a demand for costs of repairs attributable to him or her in terms of (a) above then the University may deduct the costs from any monies due to the employee by the University or the costs shall remain a debt due by the employee to the University.

 

  1. The employee will inform the University of any loss or damage to the premises, fixtures or fittings irrespective of the cause of such loss or damage.

 

  1. (a) The employee shall not cause nor permit the use of the premises or grounds pointed out by the University as being attached to the premises in any way which would create nuisance or annoyance or any danger to neighbours, the University or the public.

 

(b) The employee shall specifically not create any noise or disturbance between the hours of 11:00 pm and 6:00 am which would disturb neighbours.

 

  1. The employee shall not keep any animals on the premises or grounds thereof without the written permission of the University.  Such permission in the case of a pet dog or cat will not be unreasonably refused.

 

  1. The employee shall not remove any trees or shrubs in the garden surrounding the premises without the written consent of the University nor shall plant or cultivate any trees or plants which may be a hazard to the public or premises or whose cultivation is subject to legal restrictions.

 

  1. The employee shall enter into an agreement with the Electricity Supply Commission where applicable for the supply of electricity at his or her own expense and shall be responsible for the payment of all electricity charges.

 

 The employee shall pay to the University any apportioned changes for electricity supplied through the University; these charges may be deducted from fortnightly/monthly wages or salary.

 

  1. BREACH OF REGULATIONS

 

  1. Should any Employee be in breach of the Housing regulations the Registrar shall issue a warning that no further breach be committed or a directive that an existing breach be rectified.

 

  1. Any failure of an employee to observe a directive of the Registrar or failure to rectify a breach of these regulations without reasonable excuse shall be deemed to be misconduct in terms of the University‟s Terms and Conditions of Employment and be subject to such disciplinary action including dismissal as the University may impose in accordance with clause 221 of the Terms and Conditions of Employment.

 

  1. PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY ALLOCATION

 

  1. The University may make a temporary allocation of accommodation which may be withdrawn and thereupon make a further temporary allocation or a permanent allocation.

 

  1. The University may withdraw a permanent allocation of accommodation and require the employee to vacate in the interests of the University or in order to give effect to University policy or at the end of any contract period by giving three months notice in writing.  In the event of withdrawal of allocation being effected under this Regulation

then the University shall pay to the employee reasonable compensation for expenses occurred by reason of moving accommodation, providing that this regulation does not apply to allocations of a temporary nature made in terms of Regulation 8.1

 

  1. An employee may vacate the accommodation by giving two months notice to the University in the event of such voluntary vacation the University shall have to further obligation to accommodate the employee.

 

  1. If an employee who is already allocated accommodation is allocated accommodation, then the prior allocation shall be terminated and the allocated accommodation dealt with under Regulation 1.2 and 1.3.

 

  1. GENERAL

 

  1. Any notices required by this agreement to be served on the employee shall be in writing.

         

Any notices or information required to be submitted to the University shall be submitted to the Registrar.

 

  1. The University or any of its authorized agents may at any reasonable time enter upon the premises for the purpose of carrying out works or making inspections or to trim, cut or remove any tree or other vegetation or to do such other work which is required in the interests of security, safety or health of the community provided that whenever possible entry to carry out such works shall be at a time agreed with the employee.

 

  1. Any dispute over the interpretation of these regulations shall be referred to the Registrar, in the event of any employee being aggrieved by a decision of the Registrar the employee shall have right of appeal to the Vice Chancellor whose decision shall be final.

 

TRADING

 

To regulate campus trading, commercial and business activities.

 

  1. No trading commercial or business or similar activity may be undertaken on University property or premises without the consent in writing of the Registrar.  All such activities shall be subject to formal agreement and such agreement shall not confer any rights on groups or individuals to make use of the University name style or title in any form whatsoever.

 

  1. No member of staff may undertake or engage in any form of trading commercial business or similar activity for profit or gain on University property or premises without the prior knowledge and consent in writing of the Registrar.

 

  1. No student may undertake or engage in any form of trading commercial business or similar activity for profit or gain on University property or premises while enrolled for a course within any department within the University except as a part of an approved course of study under the personal supervision of a member of the teaching staff.

 

TRAFFIC

 

  1. DEFINITION

 

“Vehicle” includes any motor car, motor truck, motor cycle, carriage, cart bicycle, or other vehicle of whatsoever kind of nature and howsoever ridden, driven or propelled.

 

  1. PARKING

 

The Vice Chancellor may:

 

  1. set apart a place or places on the University campus as a parking place or places for vehicles; and

 

  1. determine;

 

  1. the hours during which a parking place is open for use
  2. the person or class of persons entitled to use a parking place, and (iii)          the length of time for which a vehicle may be parked at a parking place.

 

3    NOTICE

 

 The Vice Chancellor shall cause to be posted on such part or parts of the University campus as he thinks desirable, notices specifying precise particulars with respect to:

 

  1. the places set apart as parking places

 

  1. the hours during which these parking places or any of them are opened for use

 

  1. the persons who are entitled to use these parking places; or any of them

 

  1. the length of time for which vehicles may be parked at those parking places, or any of them

 

  1. speed limits, and

 

  1. traffic control.

 

4    PARTICULARS OF PARKING

 

      No person shall leave or park a vehicle

 

  1. except at a parking place that he or she is entitled to use

 

  1. at a parking place during the hours when it is closed for use, or

 

  1. at a parking place for a longer time than is permitted under Section 2.

 

5    INTERPRETATION OF „PARKING‟

 

 A vehicle that stands for two minutes in any one position on any part of the University campus shall be deemed to be parked thereon.

 

  1. REMOVAL OF VEHICLE

 

 Any persons thereunto authorized by the Vice Chancellor may remove any vehicle from the

University campus without assigning a reason.

 

  1. PROHIBITION OF ENTRY

 

No person shall drive any vehicle into or permit any vehicle to be on or remain upon the University campus unless for some purpose of University business.

 

  1. OBSTRUCTION

 

 No person shall park or leave any vehicle on the University campus in such a manner as to obstruct the passage of vehicles or pedestrians.

         

  1. SPEED LIMITS

 

 No person shall drive any vehicle on the University campus at a speed exceeding 50km per hour or such less speed as may be indicated in specially defined areas.

 

  1. DANGEROUS OR CARELESS DRIVING

 

No person shall drive any vehicle on the University campus in a dangerous or careless manner.

 

  1. UNDUE NOISE

 

 No person shall drive any vehicle on the University campus, in such a manner as to cause undue noise.

 

  1. USE OF ROADS

 

 A person driving a vehicle on the University campus shall keep to the roads provided for the use of vehicles.

 

  1. NAMES AND ADDRESSES

 

 The driver of any vehicle which is on the University campus, of any person reasonably suspected by a person authorized by the Vice Chancellor, or having parked or left a vehicle

in any place on the University campus, shall give his or her name and address to any such authorized person who asks him or her for his or her name and address.

 

  1. PENALTIES

 

 Any person who contravenes or fails to observe any of the provisions of these rules may be prohibited by the Vice Chancellor from bringing vehicle on the University campus.

 

UNIVERSITY REPORTS

 

  1. The series of formal reports produced within the University, and named below which are intended to be retained in the Library for reference shall conform to a standard format.

 

Annual Reports of Departments

Annual Research Reports

Proposals for New Courses

Research or Technical Reports

 

  1. The Academic Board may from time to time include other series of reports within the ambit of the following rules.

 

  1. A copy or copies of each report shall be placed in the University‟s Library by the Registrar.

 

  1. Regular serialized reports such as Annual Reports shall not carry any special identification code other than title and date.  Occasional series such as Proposals for New Courses, or Study Leave Reports, shall carry an identification code consisting of a letter to indicate the series, a sequential number to identify the original report, a hyphen and a two digit number to show the year of publication.  The letter identifications shall include:

 

Proposals for New Courses  

- C

Research and Technical Bulletins

- R

Study Leave Reports           

- L

 

The sequential numbering shall continue uninterrupted from the beginning of the series indefinitely.  Thus description R13-74 shall indicate the 13th Research or Technical Bulletin and that it was published in 1974.  If it were the first such Bulletin in that year, its immediate predecessor would be R12-72.

 

  1. The Academic Board shall consider for inclusion in the occasional series only those reports recommended to it by at least two members of the Board, provided the two members are not from the same Department.  At the request of any of its members the Academic Board shall appoint an ad hoc editorial sub-committee to review individual recommendations.  The decision of the editorial sub-committee shall be final.

 

  1. The standard format for University reports shall be:

 

  1. typescript, double-space on one side of A4 paper

 

  1. margins not less that 1 ½” on the left and ¾” on the other side

 

  1. the title not to normally exceed 40 characters and spaces in length

 

  1. the title page to include the date of publication

 

  1. For the occasional series, the author‟s (name(s)) shall not be accompanied by degrees and similar distinctions, but the author‟s position(s) and department(s) within the University shall be stated in a footnote to the title page.
  2. The title page shall also carry the title of the paper and the date of publication.

 

  1. The Office of the Registrar shall prepare covers of suitable materials, bearing the name and insignia of the University, the title of the series, the title of the report and the name of the author.  The Office of the Registrar shall arrange for reproduction and binding of the number of copies as determined by the Head of the Department concerned and the Registrar.

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL CONSTITUTION

 

CHAPTER 1

 

DEFINITIONS

 

Article 1.

 

The name of the Council shall be the “Student Representative Council” of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology.

Article 2.

 

The following shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them.

 

(a)

 

the “Council” means the Student Representative Council as in Article 1.

 

(b)

 

the “SEM” means the Senior Executive Management.

 

(c)

 

the “University Council” means the Council of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology as defined in the University Act of 1984.

 

(d)

the “Union” means the Union Board of the University.

 

(e)

the “Student body” means the collection of all students doing part-time and full-time studies at the University.

 

(f)

the “University” means the Papua New Guinea University of Technology.

 

(g)

the “Auditor” means the Internal Auditor of the University.

 

(h)

the “Executive Officer” shall mean an employee of the University appointed by the University to be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the SRC Office.

 

(i)

the “Returning Officer” means one of the University Chaplains or an official from PNG Electoral Office responsible for the conduct of secret ballots under Articles 26 (b-d).

(j) the “University Act” means the Papua New Guinea University of Technology Act, 1988.

 

AIMS AND OBJECTS

 

Article 3.         The aims and objects for which the Council is established shall relate to the following:

 

  1. to work with the university as a partner in realizing its vision and mission to become a leading technological university through teaching, research and community service of high standard that engenders critical evaluation and application of science and technology in Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific.

 

  1. to become a recognized means of communication between the student body and the University Council.

 

  1. To promote in anyway, it shall deem desirable the mental, moral, academic, social, physical, cultural, spiritual and political interests and well being of the student body in the University subject to the conditions laid down in this Constitution. 

 

  1. To establish, conduct and carry out within the University activities for the benefit of students.

 

  1. To procure and provide better opportunities of education outside the classroom, recreation and other improvement for students generally to become active and useful members of the University and the community at large.

 

CHAPTER II

 

POWERS OF THE COUNCIL 

 

Article 4. The powers of the Council for purposes of effecting the above-mentioned objects shall be as follows:

 

  1. to appoint representatives of the Council to those University Committees on which students are represented. 

 

  1. to form committees for the purposes of carrying out some or all of the objects of this Constitution.

 

  1. to represent students on mattes relating to their welfare within and outside the University and to represent student views on national issues.

 

  1. to co-ordinate student activities in fulfilling the above objects.

 

  1. to liaise with the Union concerning the allocation of funds.

 

  1. to take such steps as may be necessary to secure good order and discipline amongst students subject to the conditions laid down in this Constitution and the University‟s Act and Statues.

 

  1. to become a member of any national student body in Papua New Guinea as it deems appropriate.

 

  1. To do all such matters, acts and things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the aims and objects or any part of them subject to the conditions laid down in this Constitution. 

 

CHAPTER III

 

ACCOUNTS AND REPORTS 

 

Article 5.

 

The financial year of the Council shall end on 30 November of each year.

Article 6.

 

Any student group affiliated with the Council which obtains a grant from the Council shall, as soon as practicable before the close of the financial year, submit a statement with supporting documents as to how the grant was spent thus enabling proper audit processes to take place by the Auditor.

Article 7.

 

The income of the Council wheresoever derived shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the objects of the Council as set fort in this Constitution and no portion thereof shall be paid directly to individual students or to members of the Council. 

Article 8.

 

Student groups affiliating with the Council shall contribute a fee to be determined by the Council which shall become general income of the Council.

Article 9.

 

True accounts shall be kept of all monies received and expended by the Council and the correctness of accounts certified by the Auditor on an annual basis.

Article 10.

Annual accounts shall be presented to the Union at the commencement of each

academic year.

 

CHAPTER IV

 

OFFICERS OF THE COUNCIL 

 

Article 11.            Elected officers of the Council shall be:

 

  1. a President, who shall also be a representative of the SRC on the University Council.

 

  1. 2 Vice Presidents (Male/Female)

 

  1. a Secretary

 

  1. a Treasurer 

 

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

 

Article 12.           The following shall apply in the election of the Officers of the Council:

 

  1. in October of each year, an election shall be held for the position of President, two Vice Presidents (a male and a female), the Secretary and Treasurer by the general student body.  Nominations shall be called for by the Executive Officer and each nomination shall bear the names and signatures of two registered students.  Nominations shall close at least five working days before the date for election.

 

  1. in the event of there being more than one nominee for each post, a secret ballot will be held and conducted by the PNG Electoral Commissioner or his agent.  The candidate receiving the highest number of votes shall become President.

 

  1. all full and part-time students currently registered on the University roll are eligible to vote.  On voting, their names will be checked by the Electoral Commissioner or his agent.

 

  1. in the event of there being only one nominee for the position of President, Vice President – male or Vice President – female, the student so nominated shall be declared President, Vice President – male or Vice President – female, as the case may be.

 

  1. the second Student Representative on the University Council shall be the Vice President Female if the President is a male or Vice President Male if the President is a Female.

 

  1. the current President and/or Vice President(s) shall tender resignation one month prior to election should she/he decides to contest and shall produce end of financial year report thereafter. 

 

  1. election of the offices shall be conducted according to the UNITECH SRC Election Guide. 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP TO THE COUNCIL

 

Article 13.1         The membership of the Council shall consist of the following:

 

  1. the President 

 

  1. the Vice Presidents

 

  1. the Secretary

 

  1. the Treasurer 

 

  1. one student representative from each of the following academic departments:

 

i.          Agriculture  ii. Applied Physics iii. Applied Science iv.    Architecture and Building v.         Business Studies vi.     Civil Engineering

vii.       Electrical & Communications Engineering viii.       Forestry ix. Language & Communications Engineering x.         Mathematics & Computer Science xi.        Mechanical Engineering xii. Mining Engineering

xiii.      Surveying & Land Studies

 

  1. one representative of the female students; and

 

  1. one representative of the international students; and

 

  1. two representatives of the religious groups; and

 

  1. one representative of the Department of Open and Distance Learning; and

 

  1. one representative registered with the Centre for Research and Postgraduate Studies; and

 

  1. one representative of sporting bodies; and

 

  • one representative of the University campuses and colleges.

 

13.2     Except for the executives and where only one representative is required, all representatives shall be male and female.

 

ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL OTHER THAN PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT,

SECRETARY, TREASURER AND UNIVERSITY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE

 

Article 14. All representatives referred to from article 13.1(e) – (l) shall be elected at the beginning of each academic year.

 

VACATION OF OFFICE

 

Article 15.           If a member of the Council:

 

  1. resigns his membership.

 

  1. is absent from two consecutive meetings of the Council.

 

  1. ceases to be a full-time student of the University.

 

  1. is dismissed from office. 

 

His or her position shall become vacant and shall be filled as a casual vacancy, except in the case of President, Vice President (male) or Vice President (Female) and the second representative on University Council where an election shall be held in accordance with Article 12 (a) – (d) and in compliance with the UNITECH SRC Election Guide adopted by the University Council on the 26th day of September, 2008.

 

Article 16.                (a) a member of Council may be dismissed from office by the Council if he fails to conform to the conditions laid down in this Constitution.

 

  1. a member of council may be dismissed from office by the Council for misuse of Council property or funds.

 

  1. a member of Council may be dismissed from Office by the Council for breaching the rules and regulations of the University.

 

CHAPTER V

 

MEETING OF THE COUNCIL

 

Article 17.

 

The Council shall meet at least four times in an academic year.

Article 18.

 

The first of these four meetings to be held at the beginning of the academic year shall be the meeting which the business of the Council shall be to receive, consider and approve the annual report of the Council for the previous financial year and to transact any other business including the programme of the Council‟s activities for the year and to approve the SRC budget.

Article 19.

 

Special general meetings of the Council shall be convened on written request to the Executive Officer by then current members of the Council or jointly by the President and Vice Presidents male and female.

Article 20.

At any meeting of Council or its committees, one half of the membership in each

case shall constitute a quorum.  In the event of lack of quorum after two consecutive attempts at convening a meeting of Council, that meeting shall proceed without quorum at the third attempt.  Any such meeting shall not take a decision on issues that will in any way cause disturbances in the day running of the University.  Such matters must be discussed by a properly constituted General meeting of students.

 

Article 21.

 

The President of the Council shall preside as Chairman of every Council meeting at which he is present.  If the President is not present within fifteen minutes after the time appointed for holding such meeting, the members present shall choose one of the members to be chairman.

Article 22.

Resolutions of any meeting of Council or its committees shall be decided by a

majority of votes from those present.  Each member shall have one vote.  In the event of any equality of votes, the Chairman of the meeting shall have a casting vote.

 

 Notwithstanding this Rule, or any other Rule of Council, a secret ballot shall be taken in respect of:

 

  1. election of officers as laid down in this Constitution.

 

  1. any proposed amendment to this Constitution.

 

  1. Any resolutions calling for an interruption of classes.

 

  1. Dissolution of the Council.

 

 Such secret ballots shall be conducted by the PNG Electoral Commission or his agent in the case of (a) and the Returning Officer in the case of (b), (c) and (d).

 

 

 

CHAPTER VI

 

THE EXECUTIVE

 

Article 23.

 

The Executive shall consist of the President, Vice Presidents male and female, Treasurer, Secretary, and the Chairpersons of the Council‟s committees who shall normally be members of the Council.

Article 24.

 

The powers and duties of the Executives shall be as follows:

  1. to generally manage and control the affairs of the Council subject to any direction from time to time by the Council.

 

  1. to appoint such sub-committees as it may from time to time to decide and to delegate to them such powers as it may think fit and to revoke any such appointments and delegation.

 

  1. to make, repeal or alter any rules (not consistent with these articles) for regulating its meeting and those of any sub-committees appointed by it.

 

  1. to have custody of the books, documents and accounts of the Council.

 

  1. to determine the manner in which funds will be managed and the mode of drawing and signing cheques.

 

Article 25.

 

The Executive shall meet at least once a month.

Article 26.

 

A meeting of the Executive may be convened at any time by the President and Vice Presidents or any three other members of the Executive by giving normally at least seven clear days notice to each member of the Executive.

Article 27.

 

Every question submitted to a meeting of the Executives shall be decided by a show of hands and each member present shall be entitled to one vote.  In the event of any equality of votes the Chairman of the meetings shall have a casting vote in addition to his deliberative vote but this vote shall generally be in support of the status quo.

Article 28.

A general meeting of students, including the annual general meeting may review

the exercise of any power by the Student‟s Representative Council.

 

CHAPTER VII

 

ALTERATIONS OF THIS CONSTITUTION

 

Article 29.

 

The Articles of this Constitution may be amended or repealed by a special resolution of 75% of the general student body of which not less than eight academic days‟ notice shall set out the place, the day and the hour of the meeting and the text of the amendment sought.

Article 30.

 

The text of the proposed alteration must be submitted in writing to the Secretary not less than ten academic days before the date of the proposed meeting.

Article 31. (a)

No motion for the amendment or repealed of this Constitution or any part thereof

may be considered unless the requirements of Article 32 and 33 hereunder have been complied with.

 

(b)  Any relevant amendments to a motion for the Amendment or repeal of this Constitution or any part thereof may be considered only if 75% of the student body present at the meeting vote in favor of the amendment to the motion.

 

 

Article 32.

 

No motion for the amendment or repeal of the whole or any part of this Constitution shall be deemed to have been agreed to unless 75% of the student body present at the meeting vote in favour of the motion.

Article 33.

If any motion for the amendment or repeal of this Constitution is passed in the

manner herein provided, it shall be the duty of the Secretary with seven days to

forward the resolution to the Vice Chancellor of the University for submission to the University Council.

 

Article 34. Alterations to this Constitution shall be subject to approval by the University Council and shall take effect from the time when they are approved by the University Council.

 

 

CHAPTER VIII

 

DISSOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL

 

Article 35.

 

The sitting Council will automatically dissolve at the end of each academic year.

Article 36.

 

The Council may be permanently dissolved by a resolution of a general meeting of students at which 75% of the entire student body vote for such dissolution.

Article 37.

 

The Council may be dissolved by itself by a resolution passed by 75% of the Council members.

Article 38.

 

CHAPTER IX

 

GENERAL

 

If the University Council decides to cancel its recognition of the SRC, it shall advise the SRC of the reasons in writing and give full opportunity of making representation and of being heard on the matter.  In the event of the University Council‟s recognition being withdrawn, the SRC shall be dissolved.

Article 39.

 

The Executive Officer shall cause Minutes to be made of all resolutions proposed at and proceedings of all meetings of the Council, the Executive, the Committees of the Council and General Meetings of the student body.

Article 40.

 

Minutes of Council meetings shall be made available within 14 days following the meeting through the office of the Vice Chancellor for presentation to the University Council.

Article 41.

 

Where for any purpose under this Constitution it is necessary to determine whether any person is a student or whether any student is a part-time or full-time student, or in which department any student belongs, the Registrar‟s determination shall be final.

Article 42.

The Secretary shall ensure that copies of this Constitution and of the resolutions

of the Council are available in the office of the Students‟ Representative Council for inspection by students at all reasonable times.

 

Article 43. 1. “academic day” means a day during first or second semester and not being a Saturday, Sunday or University holiday;

 

  1. academic week” means a seek falling between first and last day of first or second semester.

     

  1. academic year” means that period falling between the first day of first semester and last day of second semester.

 

  1. department” means any department so declared by the University

Council.

 

  1. DODL” means Department of Open and Distance Learning.

 

  1. full-time students” means a student enrolled on the register of students as a full-time student for a degree or a diploma of the University.

 

  1. part-time students” means a student enrolled on the register of students as a part-time student for a degree or a diploma of the University.

 

  1. The “masculine” includes the feminine and singular included plural and viceversa.

 

CHAPTER X

 

REPEAL, SAVINGS AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

 

Article 44.1

 

The Constitution specified in Schedule 1 is repealed.

Article 44.2

 

APPLICATIONS, MATTERS, ETC, NOT TO ABATE

 

 

Where, immediately before the coming into operation of this Constitution, any application or matter or issue was pending or existing before or with the SRC, the Council or the University, it does not, on the coming into operation of this Constitution abate or discontinue, but may be continued as if this Constitution had not been made.

Article 44.3

 

APPEALS, ACTIONS, ETC NOT TO ABATE

 

Where, immediately before the coming into operation of this Constitution, any

matter, appeal, action, arbitration or proceeding, was pending or any cause of action was pending or existed in respect of any matter, appeal, action, arbitration or proceeding or authority granted, renewed or continued in existence under the Constitution repealed by Article 44.2, such action, arbitration or proceeding or cause of action does not abate and is not affected by the coming into operation of this Constitution, but it may be prosecuted, continued and enforced as if this Constitution had not been made.

 

 

Endorsed by the Council on 31st March, 1999. 

       

 

UNION BOARD CONSTITUTION      

 

1. THE UNION BOARD

 

This Board will be created, controlled and modified by the Council of the University.

 

  1. RESPONSIBILITIES FO THE BOARD

 

In accordance with the aims of the statutes concerned, the Board will be responsible for the provision of social, cultural and recreational facilities for the students, graduates and staff of the University.

 

  1. POWERS OF THE BOARD

 

The Board shall, subject to the statutes and regulations, have general superintendence of the affairs and concerns of the Union and such powers and duties as are set out in the Statutes and the Constitution.

 

  1. the acquisition, disposal, renting and letting of assets;
  2. participation in commercial activities;
  3. the allocation of financial grant to the SRC;
  4. on behalf of the Council, approval of the Constitutions of Clubs and Societies and such other bodies as are designated by the Council.
  5. The Board will exercise the above powers in pursuance of its responsibilities and in accordance with the resolutions passed by the Board.

 

  1. POWERS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE UNION BOARD

 

  1. The members of this Board will be expected to attend the meetings of the Union Board and exercise their responsibilities in such deliberative and decision making meetings.

 

  1. No amendment to the provisions of 4(a) will be allowed without the prior approval on the majority of the members of the Board.

 

  1. DUTIES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE UNION BOARD

 

         The members of this Board will be expected to attend the meetings of the Union Board and exercise their responsibilities in such deliberative and decision making meetings.

 

  1. MEMBERSHIP OF THE UNION BOARD

 

The Union Board shall be made up of the following members:

 

  1. the Chairman, to be nominated by Council;
  2. the SRC President, or in his or her absence, his or her nominee;
  3. the Financial Accountant;
  4. a member of staff nominated by the Vice Chancellor (e)       a Union member nominated by the SRC.

 

  1. MEETINGS OF THE UNION BOARD

 

  1. The Union Board will meet as often as is necessary to carry out its duties

 

  1. A quorum shall consist of three members

 

  1. In the absence of the Chairman an alternative chairman shall be elected by and from those present

 

  1. A minimum of seven days written notice shall be given of any meeting.

 

  1. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE UNION MEMBERSHIP

 

  1. An Annual General Meeting open to all financial members of the Union shall be held in the First Semester of each year.

 

  1. Notice of the AGM shall be given in The Reporter at least two weeks in advance of the meeting inviting members to place items on the agenda.

 

  1. The AGM shall be presided over by the Chairman of the Union Board.

 

  1. SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING OF UNION MEMBERSHIP

 

A special general meeting may be called either by:

 

  1. the Union Board

 

  1. not less than twenty financial members of the Union who shall present a petition to the Chairman detailing the issues which they would like discussed a t the special general meeting.

 

Special general meetings are open to all financial members and the same period of notice is required as for an AGM.

 

 

 

 

  1. VOTES OF NO CONFIDENCE IN THE UNION BOARD

 

Should the general membership at a Special or Annual General Meeting pass a vote of no confidence in the board over a specific issue, this issue would then be the subject of a ballot for all members of the Union.  If at least 50% of the members vote and the majority of those voting vote against the Board, then Council shall determine the matter at its next meeting.  Council‟s decision shall be final.  Members of the Board may not be removed from their positions except by the person, group or committee who nominated them.

 

  1. AMENDMENTS

 

This Constitution may only be amended by the Council of the University.