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REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS (2007)
Amended 2011, 2012, 2017, 2020

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) if that applicant has:
    a) Completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate or equivalent, or
    b) Completed the requirements for a Diploma in Arts, Diploma in Media and Journalism or
    c) Mature entry:
    i. Is at least 20 as at 1 February in the year of admission, and
    ii. Has at least three years full-time work experience and/or training.
    2. MODE OF STUDY
    Full-time or part-time.
    3. DURATION
    Not less than six semesters.
    4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
    4.1 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of twenty-four courses with concentrations of study (majors/minors) in disciplines. The degree may be made up of either:
    a) a single major (eight courses) in a discipline offered by the Faculty of Arts, the compulsory generic minor (four courses), two minors (2 x four or five courses) and up to four electives (totalling 24 courses), or
    b) two majors (2 x eight courses), the compulsory generic minor (four courses) and
    either a single minor (1 x four courses) or four electives.
    4.2 A single major has eight courses in one discipline, of which two shall be at the 100-level and three courses at each of 200- and 300-levels; a minor (subject to prerequisites) is a minimum of four and a maximum of five courses in a discipline different from the major, with a minimum of two courses above 100-level.
    4.3 Two majors will comprise eight courses in each of two disciplines, of which two courses in each discipline shall be at the 100-level, three courses at each of 200- and 300-levels; a minor (subject to prerequisites) is four courses in a discipline different from the majors, with a minimum of two courses above 100-level.
    4.4 Major and Minor Disciplines Offered by the Faculty of Arts. See the Schedule of Majors and Minors listed after this Regulation.
    a) The Faculty of Arts disciplines which can be included in the BA as majors are: English Language, English Language and Literature, English Literature, Geography, History, Media and Journalism and Sociology
    b) The Faculty of Arts disciplines which can be included in the BA as minors are: Chinese Language, English Language, English Language and Literature, English Literature, French Language, Geography, History, Japanese Language, Media and Journalism and Sociology
    c) The Faculty of Arts disciplines which can be included in the BA degree as electives are those listed in b above, plus Anthropology and Politics.
    4.5 Compulsory Generic Minor
    All students who intend to complete a Bachelor of Arts must include the following courses in their degree: HCS185, HEN107, HSA100, HSO102.
    4.6 Major and Minor Disciplines Offered by other Faculties & Centres. See the Schedule of Majors and Minors listed after this Regulation.
    a) If a student chooses to include two majors in their BA, both majors may be from 4.4a, or one major must be from 4.4a and the second major may be selected from the following disciplines:
    Faculty of Business & Entrepreneurship: Economics, Management, Marketing
    Faculty of Science: Applied Computing, Mathematics
    Centre for Samoan Studies: Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Samoan Culture, Samoan Language, Samoan Language and Culture
    Faculty of Education: FTT, HPE, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts
    b) One minor may be chosen from the following disciplines:
    Faculty of Business & Entrepreneurship: Economics, Management, Marketing
    Faculty of Science: Applied Computing, Mathematics
    Centre for Samoan Studies: Archaeology, Samoan Culture, Samoan Language,
    Samoan Language and Culture
    c) The non-Arts disciplines which can be included in the BA degree as electives are those listed in b above, plus Statistics.
    5. PROGRAMME LOAD
    For full-time students four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.
    6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
    To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts a student must pass the twenty-four courses specified in 4 above.
    7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2007.

SCHEDULE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS MAJORS AND MINORS
• Applied Computing Major: HCS183, HCS184, HCS187, HCS188, HCS287, HCS288, HCS289, HCS387, HCS388
• Applied Computing Minor (five from the following): Any two from: HCS183, HCS184, HCS187, HCS188, plus any two from HCS283, HCS287, HCS288, HCS289 plus one from: HCS383, HCS385, HCS387, HCS388 (5 course minor)
• Archaeology Minor: HSA180; HSA280; HSA380, HSA281
• Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Major: HSA154, HSA155, HSA180; HSA254, HSA280, HSA281; HSA354, HSA355, HSA380
• Chinese Language Minor: HCN100, HCN101; HCN200, HCN201
• Computing Major (when part of the BA only): Two of HCS181, HCS183, HCS184; plus
three of HCS281, HCS283,HCS284, HCS286, HCS287, HCS288; plus three of HCS381, HCS383, HCS385, HCS386, HCS387, HCS388
• Computing Minor: Two of HCS181, HCS183, HCS184; plus two of HCS281, HCS283, HCS284, HCS286, HCS287, HCS288
• Economics Major (when part of the BA only): HEC101, HEC102; HEC201, HEC202, HEC204; plus three of HEC301, HEC307, HEC308, HEC309
• Economics Minor: HEC101, HEC102; plus two of HEC201, HEC202, HEC204,
• English Language Major: HEN102, HEN106; HEN202, HEN204, HEN205; HEN304, HEN306, HEN308
• English Language Minor: HEN102, HEN106; plus two of HEN202, HEN204, HEN205; plus HEN304
• English Language and Literature Major: HEN101, HEN102; plus three 200- level HEN courses; plus three 300-level HEN courses
• English Language and Literature Minor: HEN101, HEN102; plus two 200- level HEN courses; plus one 300-level HEN course
• English Literature Major: HEN101; plus one of HEN103, HEN104, HEN105; plus HEN201, HEN203, HEN207; plus three of HEN301, HEN303, HEN305, HEN307
• English Literature Minor: HEN101; plus one of HEN103, HEN104; plus two of HEN201, HEN203, HEN207; plus one of HEN301, HEN303, HEN305, HEN307
• Japanese Language Minor: HJA100, HJA101; HJA200, HJA201
• Geography Major: HGE100, HGE101; HGE200, HGE201, HGE202; HGE300, HGE301, HGE302
• Geography Minor: HGE100, HGE101; HGE200, HGE202; HGE300
• History Major: HHI104, HHI103 or HHI105; HHI202, HHI205, HHI206; plus three of HHI301, HHI302, HHI304, HHI306, HHI307
• History Minor: HHI104; HHI202; plus one of HHI205, HHI206; plus one of HHI301, HHI302, HHI304, HHI306, HHI307
• Management Major (eight courses): HMG161, HMG162; plus three of HMG202, HMG203, HMG204, HMG205; plus three of HMG361, HMG362, HMG364, HMG365, HMG366
• Management Minor (4 courses) HMG161, HMG162; and two from HMG202, HMG203, HMG204, HMG205
• Marketing Major (eleven courses): HMK101, HMK105; HMK201, HMK202, HMK203, HMK204; HMK301, HMK302, HMK303, HMK306; plus HMK305 or HMK307, HMK308
• Marketing Minor: HMK101, HMK105; HMK201, HMK202, HMK203, HMK204,
• Mathematics Major (when part of the BA only; nine courses): HMA111, HMA121, HST151; plus three of HMA211, HMA221, HMA222, HMA223, HMA271, HST251; plus three of HMA300, HMA311, HMA321, HMA323, HST351
• Mathematics Minor: HMA111, HMA121; plus two of HMA211, HMA221, HMA222, HMA223, HMA271
• Media and Journalism Major: HJL100, HJL101, HJL200, HJL201, HJL202, HJL203, HJL300, HJL301, HJL302
• Media and Journalism Minor: HJL100, HJL200, HJL201, HJL202, plus one of HJL300, HJL301
• Samoan Culture Major: HSA154, HSA155; HSA250, HSA252, HSA254; plus three of HSA350, HSA352, HSA354, HSA355
• Samoan Culture Minor: HSA154, HSA180; plus two of HSA250, HSA252,HSA254
• Samoan Language Major: HSA111, HSA112; HSA204, HSA212, HSA213; HSA311,
HSA312, HSA313
• Samoan Language Minor: HSA111, HSA112; plus two of HSA204, HSA212, HSA213
• Samoan Language and Culture Major: Two of HSA111, HSA112, HSA154; plus three of HSA204, HSA212, HSA213, HSA250, HSA252; plus three of HSA311, HSA312, HSA313, HSA350, HSA352
• Samoan Language and Culture Minor: Two of HSA111, HSA112, HSA154; plus two of HSA204, HSA212, HSA213, HSA250, HSA252
• Sociology Major: HSO100, HSO101; HSO200, HSO201; plus one of HSO202, HSO203; plus HSO300; plus two of HSO301, HSO302, HSO303
• Sociology Minor: HSO100, HSO101; plus two of HSO200, HSO201, HSO202, HSO203; plus one of HSO300, HSO301, HSO302, HSO303
• Food and Textile Technology Minor: HFT100, HFT101, HFT200, HFT201, HFT204
• Health and Physical Education Minor: HPE100, HPE101, HPE200, HPE201, HPE204
• Music Minor: HMU100, HMU101, HMU200, HMU201, HMU204
• Performing Arts Minor: HPA100, HPA101, HPA200, HPA201, HPA204
• Visual Arts Minor (five courses): Two of HVA100, HVA101, HVA102; plus two of HVA200, HVA201, HVA204 and HVA202 (for BA Secondary Teaching only): plus one of
HVA300, HVA301, HVA302
• Visual Arts Major (eight courses): Two of HVA100, HVA101, HVA102; plus three of HVA200, HVA201, HVA204 or HVA202 (for BA Secondary Teaching only) plus three HVA300, HVA301, HVA302

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS SECONDARY TEACHING (2021)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Arts Secondary Teaching (BA Sec Tchg) if that applicant has:
1.1. Completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate or equivalent, or
1.2. Completed the requirements for a Diploma in Arts, or
1.3. Mature entry:
• Is at least 20 as at 1 February in the year of admission, and
• Has at least three years full-time work experience and/or training.
2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.
3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters.
4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of twenty-four courses with concentrations of study (majors/minors) in disciplines. The degree is specifically made up of: a)
a single major (eight courses) in a discipline offered by the Faculty of Arts, eight compulsory courses from the Faculty of Education, plus the compulsory generic minor (four courses), and four electives (totaling 24 courses) OR a minor of four
courses in a discipline different from the major, with a minimum of two courses above 100 level.
Major and Minor Disciplines Offered by the Faculty of Arts. See SCHEDULE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS MAJORS AND MINORS listed above this regulation.
4.2 The Faculty of Arts disciplines which can be included in the BA Secondary Teaching (BA Sec Tchg) as majors are: English Language, English Language and Literature, English Literature, Geography, History.
4.3 The disciplines which can be included in the BA Secondary Teaching (BA Sec Tchg) as minors or electives are: Chinese Language, English Language, English Language and Literature, English Literature, French Language, Geography, History, Sociology, Japanese Language: see the SCHEDULE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS MAJORS AND MINORS listed above.
4.4 Compulsory Generic Minor All students who intend to complete a Bachelor of Arts (Secondary Teaching) must include the following courses in their degree: HCS185, HEN107, HSA100, and HSO102.
4.5 Minor Disciplines Offered by other Faculties & Centres. See the See SCHEDULE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS MAJORS AND MINORS listed above this regulation.
a) One minor may be chosen from the following disciplines:
Faculty of Business & Entrepreneurship: Economics, Management, Marketing
Faculty of Science: Computing/ Applied Computing, Mathematics
Centre for Samoan Studies: Archaeology, Samoan Culture, Samoan Language, Samoan Language and Culture
Faculty of Education: Visual Arts, Music, Food and Textiles Technology, Health and Physical Education. A major in Visual Arts is allowed for the Bachelor of Arts Secondary Teaching.
5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.
6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (Secondary Teaching) a student must pass the twenty-four courses specified in 4 above.
7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January 2021.

STUDENTS WHO COMMENCED THE BACHELOR OF COMMERCE IN 2016 WILL ENROL IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMME.
STUDENTS WHO COMMENCED THE BACHELOR OF COMMERCE BEFORE 2016 BUT HAVE NOT PASSED 20 OR MORE APPROPRIATE COURSES ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW THE REGULATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (2016) BELOW.

REGULATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (2016)
Amended 2017

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Commerce if that applicant has:
a) Completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate or equivalent or the NUS Diploma V in Business, Office Management or Tourism or equivalent.
b) Mature age entry:
i. at least 20 years of age as at 1 February in the year of admission, and
ii. has at least two years full-time relevant work experience and/or training.
2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.
3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters.
4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit & Recognition of Current Competency, this programme consists of twenty-four courses consisting of:
a) ten core courses: HAC111 Introductory Financial Accounting, HEC101 Introductory Microeconomics, HMG162 Management, Organisations & People, HMK101 Marketing, HCS185 Introduction to Computing, HCL152 Introduction to Commercial Law, HSA100 Introduction to Samoan History and Society, HMA194 Business Mathematics or HEC104 Economic Statistics, HEN100 Business English, and HEN107 English for Academic Purposes, and
b) a business major of a further ten courses in one of accounting, economics, management or marketing, and
c) a business minor (1 x 100 and 3 above 100 level in accounting or economics or management or marketing or commercial law or finance which is not the chosen business major) or non-business minor from another Faculty (a maximum of 2 x 100 level degree courses and 2 degree courses above 100 level) or four electives, no more than 2×100 level courses may be included – some will have to be at 200 level.
See the schedule below for details of majors and minors.
5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, four courses per semester; part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean or the Dean’s designated staff member.
6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Bachelor of Commerce a student must pass twenty-four courses as prescribed above in 4.
A student who has passed sixteen courses with at least six at 200 level and a pass in HSA100, but has failed at least one 300 level course in the major three times, and there is no alternative, may be awarded a Diploma in Commerce. The student may not continue with the degree programme.
7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2016

SCHEDULE OF MAJORS AND MINORS
Business Majors (Choose one)
• Accounting: HAC112, HAC211, HAC212, HAC213 or HAC214, HAC311, HAC312, HAC313, HAC314, HAC315, HAC390
• Economics: HEC102, HMA121, HEC201, HEC202, HEC204, HEC301, HEC307, HEC308, HEC305 or HEC309, and HEC390
• Management: HMG161, HMG202, HMG203, HMG204, HMG 205, HMG390 and four of HMG361, HMG362, HMG364, HMG365, HMG366
• Marketing: HMK105, HMK201, HMK203, HMK205 or HMK208, HMK301, HMK302, HMK303, HMK306, HMK307, HMK390
Business Minors (Choose one which is not a chosen major)
• Accounting: HAC112 and three of HAC 211, HAC212, HAC213, HAC214, HAC311, HAC312, HAC313, HAC314, HAC315 – note prerequisites.
• Commercial Law: four of HCL251, HCL252, HCL351, HCL352, HCL356 – note prerequisites.
• Economics: HEC102 and three of HEC201, HEC202, HEC204, HEC301, HEC305, HEC307, HEC308, HEC309 – note prerequisites.
• Finance: HBF235, HBF332, HBF335, HBF336 – note prerequisites.
• Management: HMG161 and three of HMG202, HMG203, HMG204, HMG205, HMG361, HMG362, HMG364, HMG365, HMG366 – note prerequisites.
• Marketing: HMK105 and three of HMK201, HMK203, HMK205, HMK208, HMK301, HMK302, HMK303, HMK306, HMK307 – note prerequisites.
Non-Business Minors (Four courses – 1 or 2 x100 ,a maximum of 2×100 level, and 2 or 3 x 200/300 level.)
These are available from the Faculties of Arts (English, Geography, History, Sociology), Science (Computing, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), Education (Music, Visual Arts) and the Centre for Samoan Studies (Samoan Language and/or Culture). Read the relevant Calendar entries for these subjects.
Note prerequisites especially for Faculty of Science courses.
Note that all students who previously enrolled under the Bachelor of Commerce (2006) programme and have not passed twenty (20) or more courses will be required to enrol under the Bachelor of Commerce (2016) programme.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (SECONDARY TEACHING), 2021

1.ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com Secondary Teaching) if that application has
a) NUS Foundation Certificate in Commerce or equivalent, or
b) NUS Foundation Certificate in Education or
c) NUS Diploma V in Business or
d) NUS Diploma V in Office Management or
e) NUS Diploma V in Tourism or
f) Diploma Education Secondary (Western Samoa Teacher’s College) or
g) Diploma Education Secondary (Secondary Teacher’s College) or
h) Diploma Education Secondary (NUS) or
i) Mature entry:
i. Is at least 20 as of 1 February in the year of admission, and
ii. has at least three years full-time relevant industry-based work experience (commerce) or teaching experience.
2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.
3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters or three years.
4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of twenty-four (24) courses with majors and minors preferred by the learner.
Single Major and Minor – Compulsory
The programme consists of a single major of eight (8) courses in either of the two (2) disciplines namely Accounting or Economics. In addition, four minor courses are selected from the alternative discipline. All major and minor courses are offered by FOBE.
Education Courses – Compulsory
Eight (8) compulsory courses offered by the Faculty of Education (FOE).
Generic Courses
Four (4) generic compulsory courses offered by the Faculty of Arts (FOA), Faculty of
Science (FOS) and the Centre for Samoan Studies (CSS).
Four (4) generic compulsory courses offered by the Faculty of Arts (FOA), Faculty of Science (FOS), Faculty of Business and Entrepreneurship (FOBE) and the Centre for Samoan Studies (CSS).
Schedule of Major and Minor Courses
Option 1
Accounting major & Economics minor
Accounting Courses: HAC111, HAC112, HAC211, HAC212, HAC213 or HAC214, HAC311, HAC312 and HAC313 plus four Economics minor: HEC101, HEC102, HEC201, HEC202 plus four Generic courses: HEN100, HSA100, HCS185, HMA194 plus eight FOE courses: HED101, HED191, HTE236, HED202, HED261, HTP320, HTP321 and HTP323
Option 2
Economics major & Accounting minor
Economics Courses: HEC101, HEC102, HEC201, HEC202, HEC204, HEC301, HEC305 and HEC307 plus four accounting minors: HAC111, HAC112, HAC211, HAC212 plus four Generic courses: HEN100, HSA100, HCS185, HEC104 plus eight FOE courses: HED101, HED191, HTE236, HED202, HED261, HTP320, HTP321 and HTP323
5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students three or four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload must be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.
6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce (Secondary Teaching) a student must pass the twenty- four courses specified in 4 above, for option 1 or option 2.
7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January 2022

STUDENTS WHO ARE ENROLING IN THE BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (PRIMARY) IN 2016 WILL ENROLL IN THE FOLLOWING (2016) PROGRAMME
REGULATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (PRIMARY) (2016)

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Education (Primary) if that applicant has:
    a) Foundation Certificate in Education or equivalent; or
    b) A Diploma in Education; or
    c) Mature age entry:
    i. At least 20 years of age as at 1 February in the year of admission, and has at least three years full-time work experience and/or training.
    2. MODE OF STUDY
    Full-time or Part-time.
    3. DURATION
    Not less than six semesters.
    4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
    Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit & Recognition of Current Competency, this programme consists of twenty-four courses: Core: 2; Content/Pedagogy: 12; Professional: 7; Teaching Practice: 3
    In addition, all students enroled in the B.Ed Primary, must pass both HMA071 and HMA072 (or equivalent) before taking HTE155.
    (See Schedule 1 for courses)
    Year 1: Semester 1: HED101, HTE155, HTE165, HTE166
    Semester 2: HED191, HTE164, TCO111/HCS182, HTP160
    Year 2: Semester 1: HED260, HTE264, HTE265, HTE266
    Semester 2: HED261, HTE267, HEN107, HTP260
    Year 3: Semester 1: HED304, HED302, HTP360, HTE367
    Semester 2: HED361, HTE360, HTE361, HSA100
    *All courses are compulsory
    5. PROGRAMME LOAD
    For full-time students, four courses per semester; part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean or the Dean’s designated staff member.
    6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
    To be awarded the Bachelor of Education a student must pass twenty-four courses as prescribed above in 4.
    7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2016.

SCHEDULE 1:
Core Courses (2):
HEN107, HSA100
Professional Courses (7):
HED101, HED191, HED260, HED261, HED302, HED304, HED361
Teaching Practice Courses (3):
HTP160, HTP260, HTP360
Content/Pedagogical Courses (12):
HTE155 HTE164, HTE165, HTE166, HTE264, HTE265, HTE266, HTE267, HTE360, HTE361, HTE367, TCO111/HCS182

REGULATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR OF EDUCATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (2018)
Amended 2020

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education if that applicant has:
a) Foundation Certificate in Education or equivalent, or
b) a Diploma in Education, or
c) An equivalent programme, or
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d) Mature age entry: at least 20 years of age as at 1 February in the year of admission, and has at least three years full-time work experience and/or training.
2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or Part-time.
3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters.
4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit & Recognition of Current Competency, this programme consists of twenty-four courses: Core: 2; ECE: 6; Professional: 3; Teaching Practice: 3; Content/Pedagogy: 10;
(See Schedule 1 for courses)
Year 1: Semester 1: HED100, HTE100, HED101, HTE101
Semester 2: HED102, HTE102, HED191, HTP160
Year 2: Semester 1: HED211, HCS185, HTE201, HTE202
Semester 2: HED261, HTE203, HED212, HTP204
Year 3: Semester 1: HED311, HTE300, HTE301, HTP360
Semester 2: HTE302, HED312, HSA100, HTE303
*All courses are compulsory
5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, four courses per semester; part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean of Education or the dean’s designated staff member.
6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Bachelor of Education a student must pass twenty-four courses as prescribed above in 4.
7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2021

SCHEDULE 1:
Core Courses (2):
HCS185, HSA100
ECE Courses (6):
HED100, HED102, HED211, HED212, HED311, HED312
Professional Courses (3):
HED101, HED191, HED261
Teaching Practice Courses (3):
HTP160, HTP204, HTP360
Content/Pedagogical Courses (10):
HTE100, HTE101, HTE102, HTE201, HTE202, HTE203, HTE300, HTE301, HTE302, HTE303.

REGULATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR OF MEDICINE AND BACHELOR OF SURGERY (MBBS) (2017)
Amended 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    An applicant shall be admitted to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery if that applicant has successfully completed:
    a) Foundation Certificate (Science) with a minimum aggregate passing grade of 80% in English and best three from the following subjects; Foundation Biology (HBIO11 & HBIO12), Foundation Human Biology (HBIO13 & HBIO14) and Foundation Chemistry (HCH031 & HCH032) or Foundation Mathematics (HMA010) or Foundation Statistics (HST050), or equivalent. The minimum passing grade for English is 70%. Or
    b) A course of study equivalent to that stipulated in (a) or
    c) A Bachelor’s degree in a Health related discipline or a Bachelor of Science with a minimum GPA of 3.5 or a minimum average of B1. A candidate who meets this criterion and also meets the cross credit requirements for the MBBS Year 1 will be eligible to commence from MBBS Year 2. Or
    d) A qualification acceptable to the Dean, Faculty of Health Science as being equivalent to any of the above, and
    e) Pass the interview facilitated by the Admission Committee.
    2. MODE OF STUDY
    Full-time only.
    3. DURATION
    A minimum period of six years.
    4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
    Unless credit is granted under the Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning, this programme consists of twenty-nine courses plus the HSA100.
    The courses are: HMS111, HMS112, HMS119, HMS120, HMS115, HMS116, HMS118, HMS121, HMS200, HMS201, HMS202, HMS203, HMS204, HMS205, HMS300, HMS301, HMS302, HMS303, HMS304, HMS305; HMS400, HMS401, HMS402, HMS403; HMS500, HMS501, HMS502, HMS503; HMS600.
    5. PROGRAMME LOAD
    First year students – four courses per semester
    Second year students – three courses per semester
    Third year students – three courses per semester plus HSA100
    Fourth year students – four courses for the whole year
    Fifth year students – four courses for the whole year
    Trainee Intern – one course for the whole year
    An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean or the Dean’s designated staff member.
    6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
    To be awarded the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery a student must pass the thirty courses as prescribed in (4) above including the Final Clinical Examinations at the end of year 4 and 5 of the programme.
    7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2017.

REGULATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR OF HEALTH SCIENCE (2012) revised 2023
The Bachelor of Health Science programme is designed to prepare learners to work competently in healthcare settings. The programme aligns with the Samoa Health Workforce Development Plan 2020-2026, which seeks to build a trained and
professional workforce capable of meeting Samoa’s health needs. The programme enhances career opportunities in allied health professions and develops graduates’ skills to meet local and global health challenges. It also supports the Samoa Ministry of Health’s efforts to develop multi-disciplinary teams made up of allied health professionals and benefits; government, non government and regional organisations with environmental and community health responsibilities.
The programme incorporates specialized knowledge and skills within the Medical Laboratory Sciences, Health Promotion, Nutrition, and Environmental Health disciplines.

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Health Science if that applicant:
    a) Has a Foundation Certificate in Science or equivalent or,
    b) Has a Foundation Certificate in Nursing or equivalent or,
    c) Has a Foundation Certificate in Agriculture with passes in HBI011 or HBI012 and HCH031or HCH032; or equivalent or,
    d) Qualifies for Admission with Standing under the Statute on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit and Recognition of Current Competency.
    2. MODE OF STUDY
    Full-time or part-time
    3. DURATION
    Not less than six semesters full-time, twelve semesters part-time
    4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
    4.1 Bachelor of health Science in Medical Laboratory Science Specialty:
    Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit statute, this programme consists of twenty four courses:
    HHS 100, HVE141, HNS152, HCH131, HEN107, HSA151, HNS161, HHM101, HHE202, HHM201, HHM202, HHM203, HHE206, HHM204, HHM205, HHM206, HNS361, HHM301, HHM302, HHM303, HHP300, HNS362, HHM304 and HHE303
    4.2. Bachelor of Health Science in Environmental Health Specialty:
    Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of twenty-four courses:
    HHS100, HVE141, HNS152, HHP100, HEN107, HSA151, HNS161, HHE102, HHE201, HNS263, HHE202, HHE203, HHE204, HHE205, HHE206, HHP203, HNS361, HHE301, HHE302, HHE304, HHP300, HNS362, HHE303 & HGE302
    4.3. Bachelor of Health Science in Health Promotion Specialty:
    Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit statute, this programme consists of twenty four courses:
    HHS 100, HVE141, HNS152, HHP100, HEN107, HSA151, HNS161, HHE102, HHE202, HNS263, HHE203, HHP202, HHE206, HHP203, HHP201, HHP204, HNS361, HHE301, HHP301, HHP302, HHP300, HNS362, HHP304 and HHP303
    4.4. Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition Specialty:
    Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of twenty four courses;
    HHS 100, HVE141, HNS152, HHP100, HEN107, HSA151, HNS161, HHN101, HNS263, HHE203, HHP202, HFT200, HHE206, HHE205, HHP201, HHN202, HNS361, HHP301, HHN301, HAG300, HHP300, HNS362, HHN302, HHN303
    5. PROGRAMME LOAD
    For full-time students, four courses per semester; part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean of Health Science or the Dean’s designated staff member
    6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
    To be awarded the Bachelor of Health Science in ANY of the FOUR specialties, a candidate completed 24 courses in number 4 above, in each specialty
    7. These regulations are effective January 2024 as amended 2023

The three-year undergraduate degree of Bachelor in Nursing prepares the student to provide professional nursing care. The programme enables the nurse to function competently in a variety of healthcare situations, to provide promoting, preventive, curative and rehabilitative nursing practice within a culturally appropriate framework, to provide nursing care that is conducive to sustaining a healthy environment, and to be eligible for registration by the Samoa Council of Nursing and Midwifery in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Act 2007.

REGULATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR OF NURSING (2014)
Amended 2021

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Nursing if that applicant has:
    a) Complete the requirements for the Foundation Certificate Nursing or Foundation Certificate Science or equivalent OR
    b) Passed the Diploma of Nursing 100 level courses with not less than 65% in each course OR
    c) Completed at a recognized tertiary institution a programme of study which is equivalent to that required of candidates seeking admission under (a) OR
    d) Matured Entry at 20 years on the 1st February of the year of enrolment with academic background (Foundation Certificate Nursing or Foundation Certificate Science) and the nature of his/her employment or Occupation (Nursing Related)
    e) Recognition of Prior Learning/ Recognition of Current Competencies.
    2. MODE OF STUDY
    Full-time or part-time.
    3. DURATION
    Not less than six semesters
    4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
    Students admitted under 1(b) must pass the following twelve courses:
    HNS163, HNS254, HNS255, HNS264, HNS351, HNS352, HNS353, HNS361, HNS362, HNS364, HNS365, HNS366.
    Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit & Recognition of Current Competency, this programme consists of twenty-four Courses.
    The courses are:
    Year 1: HEN107, HNS151, HNS152, HNS161, HNS163, HNS165, HNS166.
    Year 2: HNS251, HNS253, HNS254, HNS255, HNS261, HNS262, HNS263, HNS264.
    Year 3: HNS351, HNS352, HNS353, HNS361, HNS362, HNS364, HNS365, HNS366.
    5. PROGRAMME LOAD
    For full-time students, four courses per semester; part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean of Health Science or the Dean’s designated staff member.
    6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
    To be awarded the Bachelor of Nursing a student must pass twenty-four courses as prescribed above in 4.
    7. These Regulations are effective from 1st January, 2022 as amended 19th October, 2021.

The faculty offers a Bachelor of Science with majors in applied computing, computing, environmental science, life sciences, marine science, mathematics, and physical sciences; minors in applied computing, biology, chemistry, computing, marine science, mathematics, physics, and technology, and electives from all the disciplines available as minors plus from geography and statistics.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (2006)
Amended 2015

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Science if that applicant has completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate (Science) or equivalent.
    2. MODE OF STUDY
    Full-time or part-time.
    3. DURATION
    Not less than six semesters.
    4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
    4.1 A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or HSA154 or HSA155 in order to graduate.
    4.2 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute this programme consists of twenty-four courses selected from one of the options appearing in the schedule at the end of these regulations.
    4.3 An extra 300-level course already passed by a student can be credited for 200-level or a 100-level course that a student has not done but requires to complete his/her programme. Similarly an extra 200-level course can be credited for a 100- level course. But you cannot credit an extra lower-level course upwards for a higher-level course.
    5. PROGRAMME LOAD
    For full-time students, four 100-level or three 200- or 300-level courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.
    6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
    To graduate with a Bachelor of Science a student must pass the twenty-four courses specified in 4.2 above, including HMA171 and/or HCS182, HEN107, HSA100 and HSC267.
    7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2024.
    SCHEDULE
    The Bachelor of Science (BSc) programme has three options:
    a) Option 1 – A single major and either electives or at least one minor, or
    b) Option 2 – A major and two minors, or
    c) Option 3 – A double major
    The total number of courses by level depends on which option is followed.
    For Options 1 and 2:
    a) At least 11 x 100-level courses
    b) At least 9 x 200-level courses
    c) At least 4 x 300-level courses
    For Option 3:
    a) At least 11 x 100-level courses
    b) At least 7 x 200-level courses
    c) At least 6 x 300-level courses
    1. DEFINITIONS OF A MAJOR
    1.1. A Single Major (Option 1)
    a) A single major in the BSc programme is a set of twelve courses approved by the Faculty of Science to define a major in applied computing or computing or environmental science or life sciences or mathematics or physical sciences which complies with the following structure:
    At least 3 x 100-level courses
    At least 3 x 200-level courses
    At least 3 x 300-level courses
    1.2. A Major and Two Minors (Option 2)
    b) A major in the BSc programme is a set of nine courses approved by the Faculty of Science to define a major in applied computing or computing or environmental science or life sciences or marine science or mathematics or physical sciences which complies with the following structure:
    At least 2 x 100-level courses
    At least 2 x 200-level courses
    At least 3 x 300-level courses
    1.3. A Double Major (Option 3)
    c) A double major in the BSc programme is a set of eight or nine courses per major, approved by the Faculty of Science to define a major in applied computing or computing or environmental science or life sciences or marine science or mathematics or physical sciences which complies with the following structure:
    At least 2 x 100-level courses
    At least 2 x 200-level courses
    At least 3 x 300-level courses
    2. DEFINITION OF A MINOR
    a) A minor in the BSc programme is a set of four or five courses approved by the Faculty of Science to define a minor area of concentration different from that of the major(s), which complies with the following structure:
    At least 2 x 100-level courses
    At least 2 x courses above 100-level
    3. DEFINITION OF AN ELECTIVE
    b) An elective is a course from a discipline different from those of the major and minor.
    4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (SECONDARY TEACHING) (2013)
Amended 2015

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    1.1. An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Science (Secondary Teaching) if that applicant:
    a) Completed the requirements for:
    i. a Foundation Certificate (Science) or a Foundation Certificate (Agriculture), or
    ii. a diploma in Sustainable Agriculture, or
    iii. a certificate or diploma in computing, mathematics or science, or
    iv. a diploma or bachelor’s degree in education, or
    b) Mature entry:
    i. is at least 20 years of age on 1 February of year of admission, and
    ii. has at least three years of secondary teaching experience in at least one of agriculture, biology, chemistry, computing, design technology, mathematics or physics, or
    c) Qualified for Admission with Standing as detailed in the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute.
    1.2. Students admitted under clause 1.1a above must have passes in the following courses:
    i. for the computing option: HCS081 and either HMA010 or HMA020 or HMA030 or HST050;
    ii. for the applied computing major: HCS081;
    iii. for the life sciences option: HBI011, HBI012, HCH031, HCH032;
    iv. for the mathematics and statistics option: either HMA010 or HMA030; plus HMA020, HST050;
    v. for the physical sciences option: HPH021, HPH022, HTC051, HTC052
    2. MODE OF STUDY
    Full-time or part-time.
    3. DURATION
    Not less than six semesters.
    4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
    4.1 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of twenty-four courses selected from one of the options appearing in the Schedule at the end of these regulations.
    4.2 An extra 300-level course already passed by a student can be credited for a 200-level or a 100-level course that a student has not done but requires to complete his/her programme. Similarly an extra 200-level course can be credited for a 100-level course. But you cannot credit an extra lower-level course upwards for a higher-level course.
    5. PROGRAMME LOAD
    For full-time students three or four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.
    6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
    To graduate with a Bachelor of Science (Secondary Teaching) a student must pass the twenty-four courses specified in 4.2 above.
    7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2024.
  2.  
  3. SCHEDULE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (SECONDARY TEACHING) MAJORS AND MINORS
    Computing Option
    a) Computing Strand (nine courses): HCS181, HCS183, HCS184; HCS281, HCS283, HCS286; HCS381, HCS383, HCS385; plus
    b) Education Strand (eight courses): HED101, HED191, HED202, HED261, HTE254, HTP320, HTP321, HTP323; plus
    c) Electives (three courses): either (HMA111, HMA211, HMA300) or (HBI111, HBI215, HBI312) or (HBI112, HBI211, HBI311) or (HCH131, HCH132, HCH231) or (HPH121, HPH221, HPH322) or (HTC151; plus HTC251 or HTC252; plus HTC351 or HTC352) or (any three HSA courses for candidates under the Teacher Upgrade project); plus
    d) Generic (4 courses): (HEN107, HMA171, HSA100, HSC267 or HED302)
    Applied Computing Option
    a) Applied Computing Strand (nine courses): HCS183, HCS184, HCS187, HCS188, HCS287, HCS288, HCS289, HCS387, HCS388
    b) Education Strand (eight courses): HED101, HED191, HED202, HED261, HTE254, HTP320, HTP321, HTP323; plus
    c) Electives (three courses): either (HMA111, HMA211, HMA300) or (HBI111, HBI215, HBI312) or (HBI112, HBI211, HBI311) or (HCH131, HCH132, HCH231) or (HPH121, HPH221, HPH322) or (HTC151; plus HTC251 or HTC252; plus HTC351 or HTC352) or (any three HSA courses for candidates under the Teacher Upgrade project); plus
    d) Generic (4 courses): (HEN107, HMA171, HSA100, HSC267 or HED302)
    Life Sciences Option
    a) Life Sciences Strand (twelve courses): HBI111, HBI112, HCH131, HCH132, HBI211, HBI215, HCH231, HCH234, HBI311, HBI312, HCH331, HCH332; plus
    b) Education Strand (eight courses): HED101, HED191, HED202, HED261, HTE252, HTP320, HTP321, HTP323; plus
    c) Generic (4 courses): (HEN107, HMA171 or HCS182, HSA100, HSC267 or HED302)
    Mathematics and Statistics Option
    a) Mathematics and Statistics Strand (nine courses): HMA111, HMA121, HST151; HMA211, HMA222, HST251; HMA311, HMA321 or HMA300, HST351; plus
    b) Education Strand (eight courses): HED101, HED191, HED202, HED261, HTE258, HTP320, HTP321, HTP323; plus
    c) Electives (three courses): either (HBI111, HBI215, HBI312) or (HBI112, HBI211, HBI311) or (HCH131, HCH132, HCH231) or (HCS181, HCS281, HCS381) or (HCS183, HCS184, HCS283), (HPH121, HPH221, HPH322) or (HTC151; plus HTC251 or HTC252; plus HTC351 or HTC352) or (any three HSA courses for candidates under the Teacher Upgrade project); plus
    d) Generic (4 courses): (HEN107, HSA100, HCS182, HSC267 or HED302)
    Physical Sciences Option
    a) Physical Sciences Strand (twelve courses): HPH121, HPH122, HTC151, HTC152; HPH221, HPH222, HTC251, HTC252; HPH321, HPH322, HTC351, HTC352; plus
    b) Education Strand (eight courses): HED101, HED191, HED206, HED202, HED261, HTE252, HTP320, HTP321, HTP323; plus
    c) Generic (4 courses): (HEN107, HMA171 or, HCS182, HSA100, HSC267 or HED302).
    Sustainable Agriculture Option
    a) Sustainable Agriculture Strand (nine courses): HAG100, HAG101, HAG200, HAG201, HAG203, HAG217, HAG300, HAG301, HAG302; plus
    b) Education Strand (eight courses): HED101, HED191, HED202, HED261, HAG202, HTP320, HTP321, HTP323; plus
    c) Electives (three courses): either (HMA111, HMA211, HMA300) or (HBI111, HBI215, HBI312) or (HBI112, HBI211, HBI311) or (HCH131, HCH132, HCH231) or (HPH121, HPH221, HPH322) or (HTC151; plus HTC251 or HTC252; plus HTC351 or HTC352) or (HEC 101, HMG161, HMK101) or (any three HSA courses for candidates under the teacher upgrade project); plus
    d) Generic (4 courses): (HEN107, HSA100, HMA171 plus HCS182, HSC267 or HED302)

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (2013)

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Technical and Vocational Education and Training if that applicant:
    a) Has completed the requirements for at least a Certificate III vocational or technical qualification and has either three years’ experience as an instructor in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) or has five years relevant work experience, or
    b) Has qualified for Admission with Standing – see Statute on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit.
    2. MODE OF STUDY
    Full-time or Part-time.
    3. DURATION
    Not less than six semesters.
    4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
    4.1 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Regulations, this programme consists of twenty-four courses: eight from the General Strand, eight from the Technical Strand and eight from either the Management Strand or the Education Strand as prescribed in the schedule at the end of these regulations.
    4.2 The maximum number of courses that may be credited towards a Bachelor of Technical and Vocational Education and Training is eight.
    5. PROGRAMME LOAD
    For full-time students four courses per semester, part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.
    6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
    To graduate with a Bachelor of Technical and Vocational Education and Training a student must pass the twenty-four courses specified in 4 above.
    7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2013.
    SCHEDULE
    General Strand: TCO111, HSA100, HVE111, HVE211, HVE212, plus three elective courses, at least one of which must be above 100-level
    Technical Strand: HVE141, HVE142, HVE241, HVE242, HVE243, HVE341, HVE342, HVE343
    Education Strand: HNS163, HVE121; HVE221, HVE222, HVE223, HVE311, HVE321, HVE322
    Management Strand: HMG161, HMG162, HMG203, HMG204, HMG206, HMG361, HMG362, HMG366

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SAMOAN STUDIES (2013) (Amended 2022)

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Samoan Studies if that applicant has:
    a) Completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate, or
    b) Mature entry:
    i. Is at least 20 as at 1 February in the year of admission, and
    ii. Has at least three years full-time work experience and/or training.
    2. MODE OF STUDY
    Full-time or Part-time.
    3. DURATION
    Not less than six semesters.
    4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
    4.1 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of twenty-four courses consisting of:
    a) Two majors of eight courses each, at least one of which must be
    i. Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, or
    ii. Samoan Culture, or
    iii. Samoan Language, or
    iv. Samoan Language and Culture, and the second of which may be a major of eight courses from any faculty, or
    v. Any other single major from any faculty, and
    b) One minor of four courses in a discipline different from the majors, from within or outside CSS, with a minimum of two courses above 100-level, and
    c) Four elective courses from any faculty inclusive of HEN102 and HEN107.
    4.2 The structure of the majors is:
    Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Major: two of HSA100, HSA151? HSA155, HSA180; plus HSA254, HSA280, HSA281; HSA354, HSA355, HSA380
    Samoan Culture Major: HSA151, HSA100, HSA155; HSA250, HSA252, HSA254; plus three of HSA350, HSA352, HSA354, HSA355
    Samoan Language Major: HSA111, HSA112; HSA151, HSA204, HSA212, HSA213; HSA311, HSA312, HSA313
    Samoan Language and Culture Major: two of HSA111, HSA112, HSA151, HSA100, HSA155; plus three of HSA204, HSA212, HSA213, HSA250, HSA252, HSA254; plus three of HSA311, HSA312, HSA313, HSA350, HSA352, HSA354, HSA355.
    4.3 A student who opts to take both majors from those listed in 4.2 above:
    a. May take only the following major combinations:
    i. Archaeology and Cultural Heritage with Samoan Language, or
    ii. Archaeology and Cultural Heritage with Samoan Language and Culture, provided that in the latter major the student must choose courses not counted in the former major, or
    iii. Samoan Culture with Samoan Language, and
    b) Must take a minor in a discipline taught outside the Centre for Samoan Studies.
    4.4 A student who opts to take only one major from those listed in 4.2 above must also take a minor from a discipline listed in 4.2. and a single major (8 course from another faculty)
    5. PROGRAMME LOAD
    For full-time students four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Director, Centre for Samoan Studies or the Director’s nominee.
    6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
    To graduate with a Bachelor of Samoan Studies, a student must pass the twenty- four courses specified in 4 above.
    7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2013.
    Year 1: Semester 1: HSA111, HSA100, HSA180
    Semester 2: HSA112, HSA151, HSA155
    Year 2: Semester 1: HSA212, HSA213, HSA250, HSA280, HSA100
    Semester 2: HSA204, HSA252, HSA254, HSA281 (should pass HSA180 or any 100 level Samoan course)
    Year 3: Semester 1: HSA311, HSA312, HSA350, HAS355, HSA100
    Semester 2: HSA313, HSA352, HSA353, HSA354
    *HSA380 is taken between Semester 1 and Semester 2 because it is an Archaeological Fieldwork course
    *To make up the 24 courses required for a major, students will be advised to choose four courses from other faculties

Postgraduate Degrees

REGULATIONS FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ARTS (2020)

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts if that applicant has:
    a) A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a minimum grade of B3 average or equivalent, or
    b) A relevant qualification and experience as determined by the Post Graduate Committee and subject to the National University of Samoa General Statutes and Regulations on entry requirements, or
    c) Be part of any other equivalent programme approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and within the University regulations.
    2.  MODE OF STUDY

Full-time or Part-time.
3. DURATION
a) A full-time student will normally complete the programme in one academic year and must pass the six courses within one year of the date of first registration, unless the Senate determines otherwise.
b) A part-time student will normally complete the programme in two academic years and must pass the six courses within two years of the date of first registration, unless the Senate determines otherwise.
4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of:
a) One compulsory course HSA501 or HSC500; plus
b) Five 500 level courses selected from HEN581; HEN580; HGE507; HGE508; HGE509; HHI570; HHI571; HHI572, HSO590; HTE589.
5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, three courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form by the Dean.
6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts a candidate must pass six courses as prescribed in 4 above.
7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2021

REGULATIONS FOR THE POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT (2014)

This programme is designed for those graduates in the public sector who wish to pursue studies in executive leadership.
1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
a) Any bachelor degree from a recognized university or
b) A qualification and or experience acceptable to the Dean as equivalent to (a)
c) Senior manager in the Samoan Public sector
2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time
3. DURATION
Not less than one semester full-time if courses offered, however, pre-requisites may require more semesters. At least two semester part-time.
4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE:
Unless credit is granted under the Statue/Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit & Recognition of Current Competency, this programme consists of the following four courses:
HMG570 Strategic & Ethical Leadership
HMG571 Leading & Managing
HMG572 Accountability in Developing Results
HMG573 Negotiation & Meditation Skills for Managers
5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, four courses per semester, part-time students two courses per semester, depending on the delivery mode for this programme.
An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form by the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Entrepreneurship or a designated staff member.
6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENT:
To be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Executive Leadership, a student must pass the courses as prescribed in 4 above.
7. These Regulations are effective from 1 May, 2014.

REGULATIONS FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN COMMERCE (2022)
The postgraduate diploma in commerce is offered in the two specialisations of accounting and economics.
1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce if the applicant has:
a) a Bachelor’s degree in commerce from a recognised university or institute of higher learning and has the pre-requisites to enter the courses listed in 4 below or
b) an undergraduate degree qualification that is relevant or deemed equivalent to A above.
2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.
3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters full time, or three semesters part time.
4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of:
a) Two compulsory courses: HAC500 and HSC501
b) Four courses chosen from: HAC501, HAC580, HEC501, HEC502, HEC580, HST551.
5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, three courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload must be approved and signed for on the enrolment form by the Dean.
6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce a candidate must pass six courses as prescribed in 4 above.
7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January 2022

REGULATIONS FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION (2016)

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Education if that applicant has:
    a) A Bachelor of Education from a recognized university or
    b) Any other bachelor degree from a recognized university or
    c) A qualification and or experience acceptable to the Dean as equivalent to a) or b).
    2. MODE OF STUDY
    Full time or Part-time.
    3. DURATION
    Four semesters part-time and two semesters full time.
    4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
    Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit & Recognition of Current Competency, the students are required to take only six (6) courses to complete this programme.
    Core courses:
    HED585 Educational Research & Design
    HED587 Philosophical Foundations of Education
    Electives: [Choose 4]
    HED581 Globalization and Education in Samoa
    HED583 Socio-Cultural Influences on Human Development
    HED584 Educational Planning and Administration
    HSA500 Approaches to Samoan Studies
    HSA503 In-depth Study of Samoan Language
    HSA506 Governance in Samoa
    HTE580 Issues in Science Education
    5. PROGRAMME LOAD
    For full-time students, three courses per semester, part-time students, two courses per semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean or the Dean’s designated staff member.
    6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
    To be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Education a student must pass the (6) six courses as prescribed in 4 above.
    7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2016.

REGULATIONS FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN MIDWIFERY (2023)

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    1.1 An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery if that applicant:
    a) Has at least two years after full registration of general and maternity clinical practice and,
    b) Holds a Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent and,
    c) Holds current nursing registration approved and accepted by the Samoa Nursing and Midwifery Council (SNMC) and
    d) Holds a valid and current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC)
    Note: A selection interview (oral assessment) will be conducted when the number of suitable applicants exceed the number of available places in the programme. The Dean of the Faculty of Health Science (FOHS) will endorse the candidate’s application upon advice from the programmes coordinator/s.
    2. MODE OF STUDY
    Full-time.
    3. DURATION
    Three semesters (one and a half academic years)
    4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
    Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of twelve compulsory courses which must all be passed to complete the programme.
    Programme Schedule
    Semester 1 – HNS511, HNS512, HNS513, HSN514
    Semester 2 – HNS521, HNS522, HNS523, HNS524
    Semester 3 – HNS531, HNS532, HNS533, HNS534
    5. PROGRAMME LOAD
    Four courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form by the Dean or Dean’s nominee
    6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
    To be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery a candidate must pass the twelve courses as prescribed in 4 above.
    7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2023

REGULATIONS FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN SCIENCE (2014)
Amended 2023

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Science if that applicant has:
a) Completed a Bachelor’s degree in science from a recognised university or institute of higher learning, and has the pre-requisites to enter one of the five strands in the Postgraduate Diploma as follows:
i) Applied Computing: A major in Computing Science or equivalent
ii) Environmental Science: A major in Environmental Science or Geography or equivalent
iii) Applied Statistics: Any 3 x 300 level courses
iv) Mathematics: Any 3 x 300 level courses from HMA300, HMS311, HMA321,
HMA323, HST351 or equivalent.
v) Renewable Energy: A major in Physical Science or equivalent
b) A first-degree qualification that is relevant or deemed equivalent to a).
2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time
3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters full-time and four semesters part-time.
4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning/ Credit and Recognition of Current Competency, this programme consists of:
a) Two compulsory courses: HSC500 Research in the Sciences; HSC501 Research Methods for Sciences
b) Four other courses chosen from those listed in schedule 1.
5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, three courses per semester, part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.
6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Science a student must pass the six (6) courses as prescribed in 4 above.
7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2024
Schedule 1
COMPULSORY COURSES
HSC500 Research in Science
HSC501 Research Methods for Sciences
APPLIED COMPUTING
HCS580 Selected Issues in ICT in Samoa
HCS583 Database Design and Implementation
HCS585 Management of Information Systems within Organisations
HCS587 Network Design and Management
HCS589 Issues in ICT and Education
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
HSC580 Global Environmental Issues and Samoa
HSC581 Climate Change
HSC582 Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods
HSC583 Disaster Management
APPLIED STATISTICS
HST551 Applied Statistics
HST552 Design of Science Experiments
HST553 Biostatistics
HST554 Computational Statistics in R
MATHEMATICS
HMA571 Mathematics Problem Solving and Analysis
HMA521 Advanced Calculus
HMA522 Complex Analysis
Plus ANY Applied Statistics course
RENEWABLE ENERGY
HRE590 Energy and Economy
HRE591 Renewable Energy Storage
HRE592 Renewable Energy Generation
HRE593 Energy Policy

POSTGRADUATE DEVELOPMENT STUDIES – THE PACIFIC ISLANDS PROGRAMME
• Development Studies– The Pacific Islands is a multidisciplinary branch of social science which addresses civil and political, as well as social, cultural, gender, geographical, historical, environmental and economic development issues of concern to developing countries, particularly those of Samoa and of the Pacific Islands region.
• The Development Studies – The Pacific Islands programme is a university-wide programme which brings together all NUS faculties and their relevant postgraduate courses.
• The programme is administered by the Centre of Samoan Studies, which currently offers the compulsory core courses in the programme.
• Students will gain knowledge about theories of development and development processes, including international institutions, partnerships and programmes for development. They will also enhance their knowledge of research methods and their abilities to critically analyse development policies and processes.

REGULATIONS FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES – THE PACIFIC ISLANDS (2013)
Amended 2021
This programme is designed for those graduates who wish to further their studies in Development Studies – The Pacific Islands.
1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
a) A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a transcript of results showing a minimum grade average of B3 in a relevant field of study;
b) A qualification and or experience acceptable to the Chair of the NUS Post Graduate Committee as equivalent to (a) accompanied by a CV/resume.
c) A Pre-enrolment application for a place in the programme which should comprise (i) a letter of intent (approximately 400-500 words) explaining why the applicant wishes to enrol in the PGDipDS, and, (ii) if the applicant enrols part-time and is employed, a letter of support from their employer.
a)
2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.
3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters full-time and four semesters part-time.
4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Students may enrol full time or part time unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit & Recognition of Current Competency, this programme consists of : (a) three compulsory courses: HDS500 Development Theory and Practice, HDS501 Development Partnerships and HSA501
Research Methods and (b) three other courses chosen from those in schedule 1. All courses in the Development Studies – The Pacific Islands programme may be taken for a Postgraduate diploma or for masters by coursework or coursework with minor thesis
5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, three courses per semester, for part-time students, two courses per semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment
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form, by the Director, Centre for Samoan Studies or the Director’s designated staff member.
6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies – The Pacific Islands, a student must pass the three compulsory core courses in 4 above, and three elective courses with a grade average of B3.
7. These Regulations are effective from January 2022.
Schedule 1
HDS502 Gender Planning and Development
HDS503 Special Topic in Development Studies A
HDS504 Special Topic in Development Studies B
HDS505 Culture, Health, and Illness
HDS506/507 Professional Internship
HDS508 Cultural Heritage Management
HDS509 Pacific Island States and Territories: History, Development Contexts and Issues
HDS510 Development and Environment in the Pacific
HDS511 Religion and Development
HSA500 Approaches to Samoan Studies
HSA502 Samoan Migration and Development
HSA503 In-Depth Study of the Samoan Language
HSA506 Governance in Samoa
HSC580 Global Environmental Issues & Samoa
HSC581 Climate Change
HSC582 Food Security & Sustainable Livelihood
HSC583 Disaster Management
HCS580 Selected Issues in ICT in Samoa
HCS589 Issues in ICT and Education
HAC580 Accountability and Reporting for Sustainability
HEC580 Economic Development in Samoa
HED580 Issues of Education in Samoa
HED581 Globalization and Education in Samoa
HEN580 Image of Samoa in English Post-colonial Literature
HGE507 Urbanization and Development
HGE508 Geography of Land Tenure and Land Management in Pacific
HGE509 Geopolitics of Food
HHI570 Advanced Historiography
*Full time (1 academic year): 3 courses per semester
*Part-time (2 academic years): 2 courses per semester
Semester 1: HDS501, HSA501, Elective courses
Semester 2: HDS500, Elective courses

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARTS (2020)

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    An applicant shall be admitted to the Master of Arts if that applicant has:
    a) A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with at least a B3 average or
    b) A relevant qualification and experience as determined by the Post Graduate Committee and subject to the National University of Samoa General Statutes and Regulations on entry requirements or.
    c) Be part of any other equivalent programme approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and within the University regulations.
    2. MODE OF STUDY
    Full-time or Part-time.
    3. DURATION
    a) A full-time student will normally complete the programme in one academic year. If a Thesis is required; it must be passed within two years of the date of first registration in the Masters programme, unless the Postgraduate Committee of Senate determines otherwise.
    b) A part-time student will normally complete the programme in two academic years. If a thesis is required, it must be passed within four years of the date of first registration in the Masters programme, unless the Postgraduate Committee of Senate determines otherwise.
    4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
    Learners seeking credit for previous successful study at the postgraduate level must seek advice from the Dean of the Faculty of Arts who may make a recommendation to the Postgraduate Committee and Senate. Credit can only be given for coursework.
    The following options are available for the candidate who wishes to pursue the programme:
    Option 1: Coursework plus Minor Thesis (25,000 Words)
    1 Core Course (either HSA501 or HSC500) plus Five 500 level courses selected from HEN581; HEN580; HGE507; HGE508; HGE509; HHI570; HHI571; HHI572, HSO590; HTE589 plus a supervised minor thesis (HFA600a: 25,000 words) on a topic approved by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate.
    First Year of the Programme – 6 Courses: Core (HSA501 or HSC500) plus 5 courses selected from HGE507, 508; HGE509; HEN580, 581; HHI570, 571; HHI572; HSO590, HTE589.
    Second Year of the Programme – HFA600a: Minor Thesis. 25,000 words
    Option 2: Coursework and an MA Minor Thesis (35,000 words)
    1 Core Course (either HSA501 or HSC500) plus Three 500 level courses from HEN581; HEN580; HGE507; HGE508; HGE509; HHI570; HHI571; HHI572; HSO590; HTE589 plus a supervised minor thesis (HFA600b: 35,000 words)
    First Year of the Programme – Either HSA501 or HSC500 plus 3 discipline specific courses from HGE507,508,HGE509 ;HEN580,581; HHI570,571;HHI572; HSO590, HTE589.
    Second Year of the Programme – HFA600b: Minor Thesis (35,000 words)
    Option 3: Thesis
    A supervised thesis of 50,000 words on a topic approved by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate.
    1 Core Course (HSA501 or HSC500) + HFA600: Thesis (50,000 words).
    First Year of the Programme – Either HSA501: Research Methods OR HSC500: Research in the Sciences plus HFA600: Thesis (50,000 words) spread across the 2 years.
    Second Year of the Programme – HFA600: Thesis (50,000 words) continuation from first year.
    5. SUPERVISOR
    The Dean of the Faculty of Arts shall recommend to the Postgraduate Committee of Senate, the name(s) of a supervisor(s) for each applicant who is enrolled in a thesis(s).
    6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
    To graduate with a Master of Arts, a student must pass all prescribed coursework and pass the thesis or the minor thesis and courses or the courses and the project/independent study as stated in 4 above. Students selecting the thesis option must comply with the Regulations for the Master’s Degree by Thesis.
    7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2021.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF EDUCATION (2015)

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    An applicant shall be admitted to the Master of Education if that applicant has:
    a) An honours degree approved by the Dean of Education, or
    b) Completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education with at least a B3 average, or
    c) A qualification and/or experience acceptable to the Dean as equivalent to a) or b), and
    d) Has been confirmed as eligible to be admitted by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate.
    2. MODE OF STUDY
    Part-time.
    3. DURATION
    A part-time student will normally complete the programme in two academic years. If a thesis is required, it must be passed within four years of the date of first registration in the
    Masters programme, unless the Postgraduate Committee determines otherwise.
    4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
    Students seeking credit for previous successful study at the postgraduate level must seek advice from the Dean of Education who may make a recommendation to the Postgraduate Committee and Senate. Normally most of the programme is taken at NUS. For options, B-C credit will only be considered for coursework and must be recommended by the Postgraduate Committee and approved by Senate.
    OPTION A: Thesis
    A supervised thesis of 50,000 words on a topic approved by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate. Students admitted under 1a and 1c may be required to pass other courses.
    OPTION B: Dissertation
    A supervised dissertation of 16,000 words on a topic approved by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate and four 500 level courses not previously passed. Students admitted under 1a and 1c will be required to pass HED580, HED582, HED586 and HED588 as part of the four if similar courses have not been passed.
    OPTION C: Coursework only
    Six 500 level approved courses not previously passed. Students admitted under 1a and 1c will be required to pass HED580, HED582, HED586 and HED588 part of the six if similar courses have not been passed. Students may only change their selected option with the approval of the Dean, Faculty of Education.
    Core courses:
    HED580 Issues of Education in Samoa
    HED582 Supervision and Mentoring
    HED586 Education Policy
    HED588 Curriculum Theory and Practice
    Electives: [Choose 2]
    HSA500 Approaches to Samoan Studies
    HSA503 In-Depth Study of Samoan Language
    HDS501 Project and Programme Design and Evaluation
    HDS503 or HDS504 Special Topic in Development Studies
    HSC580 Global Environment Issues and Samoa
    HSC581 Climate Change
    HSC583 Disaster Management
    HTE589 Applied Linguistics and Language Learning Issues
    5. SUPERVISOR
    The Dean shall recommend to the Postgraduate Committee of Senate, the name(s) of a supervisor(s) for each applicant who is enroled in a thesis.
    6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
    To graduate with a Master of Education a student must pass any additional prescribed coursework and pass the thesis, or the minor thesis and courses, or the courses as stated in 4 above. Students selecting the thesis option must comply with the Regulations for the Master’s Degree by Thesis.
    7.
    These Regulations are effective from 1 July, 2015.

THIS PROGRAMME IS NOT OFFERED IN 2023.
REGULATIONS FOR THE MASTER OF MEDICINE IN INTENSIVE CARE (MMedIC) (2017)

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    An applicant shall be admitted to the Master of Medicine in Intensive Care if that applicant has successfully completed:
    a) A medical degree from a recognized University
    b) Has successfully completed the Internship years and,
    c) Has a diploma in a clinical specialty
    2. MODE OF STUDY
    Full-time and part-time basis.
    3. DURATION
    A minimum period of four years.
    4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
    Unless credit is granted under the Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning, this programme consists of fourteen courses. The courses are: HMS740, HMS741, HMS742, HMS743, HMS744, HMS745, HMS746, HMS747, HMS748, HMS749, HMS750, HMS751,
    HMS752, and HMS753
    5. PROGRAMME LOAD
    First year – five courses
    Second year – five courses
    Third year – four courses
    An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean of Health Science or the Dean’s designated staff member.
    6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
    To be awarded the Master of Medicine in Intensive Care a student must pass the fourteen courses as prescribed in (4) above.
    7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2017.

REGULATIONS FOR THE MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH) (2021)

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    An applicant shall be admitted to the Master of Public Health if that applicant has successfully completed:
    a) A Bachelor’s Degree in any cognate-related field with at least a B1 grade or an equivalent GPA, or as approved by the Dean and the Head of School or
    b) A Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health with at least a B2 grade, or as approved by the Dean and the Head of School. Applicants can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for the relevant courses completed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health according to the standards set by the NUS or
    c) A Postgraduate Diploma in any health or science related field with at least a B1 grade, an equivalent GPA, or as approved by the Dean and the Head of School or
    d) Another qualification acceptable to the Dean and the Head of School which is equivalent to any of the above. The candidate will be subject to a challenge assessment or
    e) Mature age applicants can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) according to the standards set by the NUS.
    2. MODE OF STUDY
    Full-time and Part-time.
    3. DURATION
    a) A candidate is expected to complete the programme if admitted under 1(a), 1(d) and 1(e) in a minimum period of two years if full-time or four years if part-time and
    b) A candidate is expected to complete the programme if admitted under 1(b) and 1(c) in a minimum period of one year if full-time or two years if part-time.
    4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
    Unless credit is granted under the Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning /Credit Statute, this programme consists of fifteen courses. There are 11 core courses:
    HMP500, HMP501, HMP502, HMP503, HMP504, HMP505, HMP506, HMP507, HMP508, HMP509 and HMP510; and 4 electives which must be selected from any of the following 6 courses: HMP511, HMP512, HMP513, HMP514, HMP515 and HMP516.
    5. PROGRAMME LOAD
    Full time learners are required to take four courses per semester and part time students are required to take two courses per semester. An underload or overload (not complying with the requirements above) has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean or the Dean’s designated staff member.
    6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
    To be awarded the Master of Public Health a learner must satisfy the requirements or pass the fifteen courses as prescribed in (4) above.
    A candidate may be eligible to be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health or a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health upon completion of the requirements for these programmes and upon application to Student Services and approval by the Dean and Senate.
    7. These regulations are effective from 01 January 2022

REGULATIONS FOR THE MASTER OF SURGERY IN ORTHOPAEDICS (MSurgOrtho) offered in collaboration with the Pacific Islands Orthopaedics Association (PIOA)

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    An applicant shall be admitted to the Master of Surgery in Orthopaedics if that applicant has successfully completed:
    a) A Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or equivalent from FSM, UPNG of NUS or equivalent,
    b) Has successfully completed at least 2 years of internship programme with at least one year in orthopaedics.
    2. MODE OF STUDY
    Full-time and part-time basis.
    3. DURATION
    A minimum period of four years.
    4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
    Unless credit is granted under the Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning, this programme consists of twelve courses. The courses are: HMS700, HMS701, HMS702, HMS703, HMS704, HMS705, HMS706, HMS707, HMS708, HMS709, HMS710, HMS711.
    5. PROGRAMME LOAD
    First year – four courses
    Second year – four courses
    Third year – four courses
    An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by
    the Dean or the Dean’s designated staff member.
    6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
    To be awarded the Master of Surgery in Orthopaedics a student must pass the twelve courses as prescribed in (4) above.
    7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2017.
    School of Medicine
    Academic Progress Regulations, revised 2020
    1. A student must pass all prescribed courses in the MBBS programme in order to complete the requirements for this degree.
    2. A student is required to attend 100% of classes for all years of the programme in order to qualify to sit for final exams. Should a student falls ill or unwell or has another valid reason that is accepted by the school for not attending a particular class or school, he/she must excuse himself/herself from class or for the day through the Student Administrator or the Lecturer before class(es) start.
    3. A student enrolled in the MBBS programme is allowed to repeat a year of the programme twice and not more. (ie: once during pre-clinical (years 1-3) and once during clinical years (years 4-6)).
    4. A student must complete all the requirements for the MBBS programme within a minimum period of 6 years and maximum of 8 years.
    5. A student may be granted a special examination(s) on the grounds of ill health or other unforeseen circumstances after an application to the School and the University.
    6. A student may be granted leave under special circumstances for a specified time not more than one year upon special request to the School and University.
    7. A student may be excluded from the MBBS programme on the basis of:
    i. Repeated academic failure. (failing either a repeat course, a repeat exam (remedial) or a repeat year)
    ii. Any breaches described in 8
    8. If a student breaches professionalism standards which are deemed to be “serious breaches” within the realm of the Medical Practitioners of Samoa: Code of Professional Standard 2007, the student may be excluded from the programme if found:
    i. subject to criminal charges;
    ii. subject to disciplinary proceedings of the University or of a professional body; which includes the Samoa Medical Council
    iii. found to be in serious breach of professional conduct that would otherwise result in a disciplinary review of a professional body which includes the Samoa Medical Council (Refer to the code of professional conduct)
    iv. found to have an issue in connection with their mental or physical health that could adversely affect their fitness to practise; or
    v. found to have failed to declare a matter covered by (8)(i)-(iv).
    9. For Year 1
    i. A student must pass all prescribed courses for semester 1 in order to progress to
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    semester 2. The pass mark is 60% from the overall assessment. To qualify for remedial, a student must have gained marks of 50-59%. A mark of 49% and below does not qualify a student for remedial.
    ii. If a student fails one course in semester 1 but qualify for remedial, he/she must sit the remedial exam one week after official results (Senate approval) and must pass in order to progress through to semester 2. A fail from the remedial exam will result in a repeat of the entire year 1.
    iii. If a student fails one course in semester 1 and does not qualify for a remedial, he/she cannot progress through therefore must repeat the entire year 1.
    iv. If a student fails two courses in semester 1 but qualify for remedial for both courses, he/she sits the remedial exams one week after official results (Senate approval) and must pass both exams in order to progress through. However, if he/she fails two courses and one of the two is 49% and below, then there will be no remedial for either course but a repeat of the entire year 1. The same applies if two courses are 49% and below.
    v. The same polices (ii-iv) apply for semester 2. A student must pass all prescribed courses in semester 2 in order to progress to year 2.
    10. For Year 2 and 3
    i. Students must pass all prescribed courses within the year in order to progress to the next year.
    ii. Additionally, students must pass a minimum mark of 60% from the final written paper and a minimum of 80% of the total number of stations for the Objectively Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) with the pass mark of 60% for each station.
    iii. To qualify for remedial, a student must have gained an overall final mark of 50-59%, and/or 70-79% of the total number of stations from the OSCE. A mark of 49% and below and/or 69% of stations from OSCE does not qualify a student for remedial.
    iv. If a student fails one course in semester 1 but qualify for remedial, he/she must sit the remedial exam one week after the release of provisional results and must pass in order to progress through to semester 2. A fail from the remedial exam will be a repeat of the entire year 2 or 3 of the programme.
    v. If a student fails one course in semester 1 and does not qualify for a remedial, he/she cannot progress through, therefore must repeat the entire year 2 or 3.
    vi. If a student fails two courses in semester 1 (year 2 and 3) but qualify for remedial for both courses, he/she sits the remedial exams one week after official results (Senate approval) and must pass both exams in order to progress through. However, if he/she fails two courses and one of the two is below the remedial range, then there will be no remedial exam for either course but a repeat of the entire year 2 or 3.
    vii. The same policies (iii-vi) applies for semester 2.
    viii. If a student fails the OSCE and qualify for remedial, he/she must sit the OSCE remedial exam one week after the release of provisional results and must pass in order to progress through. If a student fails the remedial OSCE, he/she must repeat the entire year. However, if the student fails the OSCE and does not qualify for remedial, he/she repeats the entire year.
    ix. A student must pass all prescribed courses in semester 2 in order to progress to year 3 and 4.
    11. For Year 4 and 5
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    i. Students must pass each of the three components of the assessment for each course in order to progress to another course.
    ii. Additionally, students must pass the final exams comprising of the Final Clinical Exam (FCE), OSCE and Structured Viva Voce Examination (SVVE). The pass mark for FCE and SVVE is 60% whereas the pass mark for OSCE is 80% of the number of stations with a pass mark of 60% for each station.
    For course assessments:
    iii. If a student fails one of the three components in one course, this is a fail for the course and must repeat the course at the end of the year for 6 weeks. He/she must pass the repeat course in order to progress through, otherwise it is a repeat of the entire year 4 or 5.
    iv. If a student fails two courses within the year, there will be no repeat of the course but a repeat of the entire year 4 or 5.
    v. In the repeat year, if a student fails one of the three components in one course, this is a fail for the course and must repeat at the end of the year for 6 weeks. He/she must pass the repeat course in order to progress through. Failing the repeat course is a dismissal from the programme under grounds of repeated academic failure.
    vi. If a student fails two courses within the repeat year, this is a dismissal from the programme under grounds of repeated academic failure.
    For Final Exams:
    vii. To qualify to sit for a remedial for FCE and SVVE, a student must gain 50-59%. A mark of 49% and below does not qualify a student for remedial.
    viii. To qualify to sit for a remedial for OSCE, a student must have gained 70-79% of the total number of stations from the OSCE. A mark of 69% and below does not qualify a student for remedial.
    ix. If a student fails any of the three exams, they must gain marks as in vii and viii to qualify for remedial and must pass the remedial exams in order to progress. A student must sit the remedial exam after one week of official results (Senate approval).
    x. Failing any one of the remedial exams is a fail in overall and must repeat the entire year 4 or 5 of the programme.
    xi. If a student fails two exams (ie: FCE and OSCE), he/she must qualify for remedial for the FCE in order to be allowed to sit remedial for both exams. If marks from the FCE does not meet the remedial range, then this is a repeat of the entire year 4 or 5 of the programme. The same applies if a student fails FCE and SVVE i.e marks from both exams do not qualify for remedial.
    xii. If a student fails both OSCE and SVVE but passes the FCE, he or she qualifies to sit for remedial exams for both if marks for the OSCE exam reaches the remedial range. If marks for the OSCE is below 70% then it is a repeat of the entire year 4 or 5 of the programme.
    xiii. If a student passes the FCE but fails the OSCE and qualify to sit for a remedial exam, he/she re-sits the OSCE exam one week after the release of provisional results and must pass in order to progress to the next year of the programme.
    xiv. Failing the remedial OSCE is a fail in overall and must repeat the entire year 4 or 5.
    xv. If a student fails all three exams (FCE, SVVE and OSCE), he/she must be eligible to do remedial for FCE and OSCE in order to be allowed to resit all 3 exams. If marks from
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    the two exams do not reach the remedial marks, then this is a repeat of the year 4 or 5 of the programme.
    xvi. In the repeat year, a student must be qualified for remedial exams for both FCE and OSCE in order to resit all exams, failing any one of the two (i.e less than 50% from FCE and/or less than 70% of the number of OSCE stations) is an instant dismissal under grounds of repeated failure.
    12. For Year 6 (Trainee Intern)
    i. Students must pass all five clinical attachments plus the research project or clinical audit in order to complete the trainee intern year of the programme. Students must pass each component of the progressive assessment with a minimum mark of 60% for each component in order to progress through to the next attachment.
    ii. The pass mark for each component of the progressive assessment for an attachment is 60%.
    iii. If a student fails one of the three components in one clinical attachment, this is a fail for the attachment and must repeat the attachment at the end of the year for a maximum of 6 weeks. He/she must pass the repeat attachment in order to complete the year, otherwise it is a repeat of the entire year 6.
    iv. If a student fails two attachments within the year, there will be no repeat of the attachment but a repeat of the entire year 6.
    v. In the repeat year, if a student fails one of the three components in one attachment, this is a fail for the attachment and must repeat this attachment at the end of the year for a maximum of 6 weeks. He/she must pass the repeat attachment in order to complete the year. Failing the repeat attachment, is a dismissal from the programme under grounds of repeated academic failure.
    vi. If a student fails two attachments within the repeat year, this is a dismissal from the programme under grounds of repeated academic failure.
    Definitions:
    I. Pass:
    a) Written at 60% pass mark
    b) OSCE competency based at least 80% of the stations with a minimum mark of 60% for individual station
    II. Failure:
    a) Failure of written assessment is <60% and failure of OSCE is < 80% of the total number of stations and <60% for each station
    b) Failure of remedial
    III. Remedial: failure of a written assessment with marks within the range: 50-59% and
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    OSCE with marks within the range: 70-79%
    IV. Repeated academic failure:
    a) Failure of a repeated course or a remedial assessment of that course
    b) Failure of any course in the repeated year

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE (2014)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be admitted to the Master of Science if that applicant has:
a) an honours degree approved by the Dean, Faculty of Science or
b) completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Science with at least a B3 average, or
c) a qualification and/or experience acceptable to the Dean as equivalent to (a) or (b) or
d) been confirmed by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate as eligible to be admitted.
2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or Part-time.
3. DURATION
a) A full-time student will normally complete the programme in one academic year. If a thesis is required, it must be passed within three years of the date of first registration in the Masters programme, unless the Postgraduate Committee of Senate determines otherwise.
b) A part-time student will normally complete the programme in two academic years. If a thesis is required, it must be passed within four years of the date of first registration in the Masters programme, unless the Postgraduate Committee of Senate determines otherwise.
4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Students seeking credit for previous successful study at the postgraduate level, must seek advice from the Dean, Faculty of Science who may make a recommendation to the Postgraduate Committee and Senate. Credit can only be given for coursework. Under the Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning, only two credits are allowed for a masters with coursework.
A student must complete one of the five following options
OPTION A
A supervised thesis of 50,000 words on a topic approved by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate. Only students admitted under 1a or 1c may take this option. These students may not necessarily need to take HSC500 and/or HSC501.
OPTION B
A supervised dissertation of 25,000 words on a topic approved by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate plus three 500 level courses not previously passed. Students admitted under 1a and 1c may be required to gain a minimum C1 average mark for HSC500 and/or HSC501.
OPTION C
A supervised mini-dissertation of 16,600 words on a topic approved by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate, plus four 500 level courses not previously passed. Students admitted under 1a and 1c may be required to gain a minimum C1 average mark for HSC500 and/or HSC501.
OPTION D
A supervised research project of 8,300 words on a topic approved by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate, plus pass five 500 level courses not previously passed. Students admitted under 1a and 1c may be required to gain a minimum C1 average mark for HSC500 and/or HSC501.
OPTION E Masters by Coursework
Six 500 level courses.
Students admitted under 1a and 1c may be required to gain a minimum C1 average mark for HSC500 and/or HSC501.
Students may only change their selected option with the approval of the Dean, Faculty of Science.
5. SUPERVISOR
The Dean shall recommend to the Postgraduate Committee of Senate, the name(s) of a supervisor (or supervisors) for each applicant who is enrolled in a thesis.
6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To graduate with a Master of Science, a student must pass the thesis; or any additional prescribed coursework and pass the thesis; or the dissertation and courses; or the project and courses; or all the prescribed courses as stated in 4 above. Students selecting the thesis option must comply with the Regulations for the Master’s Degree by Thesis.
7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2021.
SCHEDULE OF COURSES
APPLIED COMPUTING
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
HCS581
HCS582
HCS584
Advanced Java Programming
ICT Risk Management and Security
HSC584
HSC585
Waste Management
Monitoring Programme Design for Freshwater Bodies
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HCS586
HCS588
HCS589
Concepts of Operating Systems and Administration
Advance web Development
Issues in ICT and Education
Technology on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning
HSC586
HSC587
HSC588
HSC589
Water Quality Monitoring using Biological and Ecological Methods
Environmental Management
Tropical marine Conservation
Environmental Security

The Master of Samoan Studies programme requires a student, after passing the six courses required for the Postgraduate Diploma in Samoan Studies with at least a B3 average, to either write a research thesis of a approximately 50,000 words, or complete six masters level courses, or to complete a combination of three masters level courses plus a minor research thesis (approximately 25,000 words).

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SAMOAN STUDIES (2012)

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    An applicant shall be admitted to the Master of Samoan Studies if that applicant has:
    a. Completed the requirements for a Postgraduate Diploma in Samoan Studies with at least a B3 average, or
    b. Completed the requirements for an honours degree approved by the Director, Centre for Samoan Studies (CSS), or
    c. A qualification and/or experience acceptable to the CSS Director as equivalent to a or b, and
    d. Been confirmed, by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate, as eligible to be admitted.
    2. MODE OF STUDY
    Full-time or Part-time.
    3. DURATION
    a. A full-time student will normally complete the programme in one academic year. If registered for a thesis, a full-time student must pass the thesis within three years of the date of first registration unless the Postgraduate Committee of Senate determines otherwise.
    b. A part-time student will normally complete the programme in two academic years. If registered for a thesis, a part-time student must pass the thesis within four years of the date of first registration unless the Postgraduate Committee of Senate determines otherwise.
    4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
    4.1. A student must complete one of the following five options:
    Option 1 Thesis
    A supervised thesis of 50,000 words on a topic approved by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate. A student admitted under 1b and 1c above may be required to pass HSA500 and HSA501.
    Option 2 Dissertation plus Three Postgraduate Courses
    A supervised dissertation of 25,000 words on a topic approved by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate; plus three 500-level courses not previously passed. A student admitted under 1b and 1c above may be required to pass HSA500 and HSA501.
    Option 3 Coursework Only
    Six 500-level courses not previously passed. A student admitted under 1b and 1c above may be required to pass HSA500 and HSA501.
    4.2. To change option a student must obtain the approval of the CSS Director.
    4.3. A student’s eligibility for credit for postgraduate courses previously passed may, on the recommendation of the Director of Samoan Studies, be considered by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate. Normally over half of a student’s master’s programme must be completed at NUS.
    5. SUPERVISION
    The CSS Director shall recommend to the Postgraduate Committee the name(s) of a supervisor(s) for each applicant enrolled in Options 1 to 3 above.
    6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
    To graduate with a Master of Samoan Studies, a student must pass one of the options: the supervised thesis and any additional prescribed coursework, or must pass one of the combinations of taught courses and research writing prescribed in 4.1 above. A student enrolled for Option 1 must comply with the Regulations for the Master’s Degree by Thesis.
    7. These Regulations are effective from January 2022.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES – THE PACIFIC ISLANDS (2013)
Amended 2021

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    An applicant shall be admitted to the Master of Development Studies – The Pacific Islands if that applicant has:
    a) A bachelor’s degree with honours or a Post Graduate Diploma from a recognized university with a transcript of results showing a minimum grade average of B1 in a relevant field of study;
    b) A qualification and or experience acceptable to the Chair of the NUS Post Graduate Committee as equivalent to (a)
    c) An Academic Letter of Recommendation from a professor or instructor.
    d) A Pre-enrolment application for a place in the programme which should comprise of (i) a letter of intent (approximately 400-500 words) explaining why the applicant wishes to enrol in the MDS, and, (ii) a writing sample essay of 1,500 words on an aspect of development in Samoa for review., (iv) a CV/resume.
    2. MODE OF STUDY
    Full-time or part-time.
    3. DURATION
    a) A full-time student will normally complete the programme in one academic year. If a thesis is required, it must be passed within two years of the date of first registration in the Masters programme, unless the Postgraduate Committee of Senate determines otherwise.
    b) A part-time student will normally complete the programme in two academic years. If a thesis is required, it must be passed within four years of the date of first registration in the Masters programme, unless the Postgraduate Committee of Senate determines otherwise.
    4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
    Students seeking credit for previous successful studies at the postgraduate level, must seek advice from the Director, Centre for Samoan Studies who may make a recommendation to the Postgraduate Committee and Senate. Normally, most of the programme has to be taken at NUS. For Option 2 or Option 3 credit will only be considered for coursework and must be recommended by the Postgraduate Committee and approved by Senate.
    OPTION 1 Thesis
    A supervised thesis of 50,000 words on a topic approved by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate. Students admitted under 1-a), 1-c) or 1-d) may be required to pass other courses (e.g. HDS500, HDS501, HSA501).
    OPTION 2 Minor Thesis
    A supervised dissertation of 25,000 words on a topic approved by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate and three 500 level courses not previously passed. Students admitted under 1-a), 1-c) or 1-d) may be required to pass HDS500, HDS501 and HSA501 as part of the three if similar courses have not been passed.
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    OPTION 3 Coursework Only
    Six 500 level approved courses not previously passed. Students admitted under 1-a), 1-c) or 1-d) may be required to pass HDS500, HDS501 and HSA501 as part of the six if similar courses have not been passed. Students may only change their selected option with the approval of the Director, Centre for Samoan Studies.
    5. SUPERVISOR
    The Director, Centre for Samoan Studies shall recommend to the Postgraduate Committee of Senate, the name(s) of a supervisor(s) for each applicant who is enrolled in a thesis(s).
    6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
    To graduate with a Master of Development Studies – The Pacific Islands, a student must pass any additional prescribed coursework and pass the thesis or the minor thesis and courses or the courses and the project/independent study as stated in 4 above. Students selecting the thesis option must comply with the Regulations for the Master’s Degree by Thesis.
    7. These Regulations are effective from 1 July, 2013.
    Full-time
    Option 1 (1-2 academic years): HDS600A&HDS600B, a dissertation of 50,000 words
    Option 2 (1-2 academic years): HDS601A&HDS601B, a dissertation of 25,000 words, and Coursework (3 courses)
    Option 3 (1-2 academic years): Coursework only (6 courses)
    Part-time
    Option 1 (2-4 academic years): HDS600A&HDS600B, a thesis of 50,000 words
    Option 2 (2-4 academic years): HDS601A&HDS601B, a minor thesis of 25,000 words, and Coursework (3 courses)
    Option 3 (2-4 academic years): Coursework only (6 courses)

Research Degrees

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (2018)
Amended 2020
These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations in the General Statutes and Regulations – Admission, Examination, Student Conduct, Computer Use, Learning Resources Centre etc. as published in the Calendar.
It is expected that a doctoral candidate will make a substantial, distinctive and original contribution to knowledge in a discipline by independent thinking, investigation, critical analysis and review.

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    1.1 Potential candidates should first discuss their interest with a relevant academic staff member and/or Director, Centre for Samoan Studies (CSS)or Dean of the relevant faculty.
    1.2 Applications can be made at any time.
    1.3 To be admitted a candidate must be a graduate of NUS or a recognised university and submit evidence of ability to undertake an advanced course of study and research in the proposed discipline or area of study.
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    1.4 Candidates must have:
    A master’s degree with an appropriate and substantial research component, with first or second class honours (division 1), or
    An honours degree with first or second class honours (division 1) and with a substantial research component, or
    Satisfactory evidence of appropriate research experience that demonstrates potential to undertake doctoral study.
    1.5 The Director, CSS or Dean of the relevant faculty shall submit the application to Senate via the Postgraduate Committee for approval together with the names of the potential supervisors (one of whom will be appointed principal supervisor), a brief description of the intended research and any course(s) of study and/or facilities required. The candidate must successfully complete the thesis (80, 000 – 100,000 words) and any prescribed coursework or a thesis (60,000 words) and presentation of a creative product or the required publications (equivalent to 80,000 – 100,000 words).
    1.6 If approved by Senate the candidate will be granted provisional enrolment for a period of nine (9) months and will be required to prepare a detailed proposal (10,000-15,000 words) which includes an exposition and a literature review on the intending topics.
    2. ENROLMENT
    When the Senate approves or does not approve candidacy, the secretary of the Postgraduate Committee will inform the potential candidate and, if applicable, to enrol and pay the stipulated fees.
    3. DURATION
    3.1 A candidate will normally be a full-time candidate for at least three years and no more than four years from the date of enrolment. A candidate admitted to part-time study must be enrolled for at least five years and no longer than seven years from the date of enrolment.
    3.2 The Postgraduate Committee may allow transfer from full-time to part- time and vice versa and shall determine the minimum and maximum period of enrolment.
    4. SUPERVISORS
    4.1 The Postgraduate Committee, on the advice of the Director/Dean, shall appoint at least two suitably qualified academic staff as supervisors of the candidate’s research. One will be designated as the principal supervisor.
    4.2 The principal supervisor shall submit a written progress report to the Postgraduate Committee nine months after registration and then every nine months.
    4.3 If a report is unsatisfactory the Postgraduate Committee may impose conditions of performance on the candidate for the following six months and require a further supervisor’s report at the end of that time, or terminate the candidacy, or terminate the candidacy when the candidate has not made satisfactory progress or the duration prescribed has expired.
    4.4 The candidate may notify the Director/Dean and/or Senate, in writing, if she/he considers that any supervisor’s performance or resources available are unsatisfactory.
    5. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
    5.1 To be awarded the degree a candidate must pass any prescribed coursework and
    i. The thesis, a monograph of 80,000 – 100,000 words or
    ii. A thesis, a monograph of 50,000 – 60,000 words, and a presentation of a creative product which are separate but interdependent, to produce an integrated reflective approach to the research topic. Creative product may include painting, drawing, novel, biography, volume of poems. The presentation must clearly demonstrate that the candidate has successfully realised the objective of the research topic. Any coursework must be passed before the thesis is submitted or
    iii. An assemblage of three or more research papers (equivalent to 80,000 – 100,000 words) identified in the thesis proposal approved by the NUS Postgraduate Committee of Senate, to be completed during the period of enrolment and published or accepted for publication, in peer-reviewed journals considered reputable in the relevant discipline by the NUS Postgraduate Committee of Senate. The PhD with Publications will include an overview paper of (5000-10,000 words) demonstrating how the papers address a significant research question or questions and collectively present a clearly identified contribution to knowledge of the subject with which it deals.
    5.2 Any ethical issues (before or during the research) raised by the research must be cleared by the relevant university body.
    5.3 Candidates will have ownership of intellectual property related to their research unless other arrangements have been agreed.
    5.4 It is expected that full-time candidates will only be available for paid employment for a limited amount of time.
    5.5 The Director/Dean may approve research/study located away from the university for up to six months.
    5.6 The Postgraduate Committee must give approval for more than six months research/study located away from the university.
    5.7 An applicant for candidature may seek the approval of Senate on the application form for the candidate usually to be located off campus. The Director/Dean may prescribe a minimum period(s) during which the candidate must be present on campus.
    5.8 The candidate will be required to present an oral report on the progress of the thesis every nine months after enrolment to a panel of three appointed by the Director/Dean and preferably in the presence of the supervisors. The panel’s role is to advise the candidate. For an off- campus candidate telephone/teleconferencing link will suffice.
    5.9 In the first six months of candidature, suspension will only be granted for exceptional circumstances. Candidates must apply for suspension – retrospective
    leave will not be granted. The Director/Dean may grant suspension for a total of six months during candidature. Application for additional suspension for up to nine months must be made to the Postgraduate Committee. Suspension will not count as part of the period of candidature.
    5.10 The Director/Dean may approve an illness of more than two weeks, supported by a recognised medical practitioner’s report, as a leave of absence.
    5.11 An application for maternity (maximum ten weeks), paternity (maximum ten working days) and adoption leave (maximum five days) may be granted by the Director/Dean. Medical reports are required. The leave will not count as part of the period of candidature.
    5.12 All suspension, except sick leave, must be approved before leave is taken. Approval must be in writing and a copy placed on the candidate’s file.
    5.13 The Director/Dean, on the advice of the principal supervisor, may approve an extension of candidature for six months beyond that stipulated in 3.1 above. Any
    further extension will only be granted by the Postgraduate Committee, after advice from the principal supervisor has been sought. If no extension is granted under this section the candidature will lapse according to the time limitation from the date of first enrolment.
    6. EXAMINATION
    6.1 Thesis only (100,000 words)
    The principal supervisor will notify the Director Student, Services, that the candidate will submit the thesis within one month. The candidate shall submit three spiral bound copies and an e-copy of the thesis to the Director Student Services including the statement on authorship (Appendix 2). The thesis must be presented according to the instructions issued by the Postgraduate Committee, Thesis Presentation Requirements.
    Thesis (60,000 words) and Creative Work
    The principal supervisor will notify the Director, Student Services, that the candidate will offer a substantial presentation of creative product and submit a near final draft of the thesis within a month. The examiners will view the creative work together with the draft thesis with no other persons present but may seek clarifications from the candidate. Some alterations may occur to the thesis after the exhibition for formal submission. The candidate shall then submit three spiral bound copies and an e-copy of the thesis ( at least 60,000 words) to the Director, Student Services including the statement on authorship. The thesis must be presented according to the instructions issued by the Postgraduate Committee, Thesis Presentation Requirements.
    6.2 The Postgraduate Committee shall appoint:
    a chairperson of the examiners who shall be one of the university’s professors or associate professors and/or one of the university’s academics who has a doctorate and is not a member of the candidate’s centre/faculty. The chairperson will not be an examiner, and at least three appropriately qualified examiners, nominated by the Director or relevant Dean, all of whom must be external to the university.
    6.3 Each examiner shall, by a specified date, submit a written report on the thesis and a thesis and exhibition of creative work (if applicable) to the chairperson of the examiners. The examiners will recommend one of the categories:
    i. To be unconditionally passed, or
    ii. To be passed with the required minor amendments made to the satisfaction of the supervisor and the degree awarded, or
    iii. To be passed with the degree awarded after the required amendments have been to the satisfaction of the chairperson of examiners, or
    iv. To be orally examined, or
    v. To be revised and resubmitted for examination by a specified date, or
    vi. To be accepted for a master’s degree, with or without amendment, or
    vii. To be rejected with no right of resubmission.
    6.4 If the examiners disagree on whether the thesis should be passed (i, ii, iii) or failed (v, vi, vii), the majority recommendation will prevail. The chairperson of examiners shall so report to the Postgraduate Committee and attach the examiners’ reports.
    6.5 The Postgraduate Committee will accept the majority decision of the examiners. It will also consult the examiners’ reports to reconcile any differences between examiners within recommendations i, ii, iii on one hand and v, vi vii on the other, to determine the final recommendation to the Senate.
    6.6 If the Postgraduate Committee decides on the basis of the examiners’ reports that an oral examination should be held, the chairperson of examiners will arrange for the oral examination. The chairperson will conduct the examination with the aid of the examiners.
    The supervisors may attend. For off-island examiners a telephone/teleconferencing link may suffice. If desired by the candidate, two persons nominated by the candidate may attend the oral examination. However, they may not comment during the oral examination and may not communicate with the examiners at any time on the thesis. Immediately after the oral examination, the examiners will submit a written report to the chairperson of the examiners recommending one of the categories in 6.3 but not iv. The chairperson of examiners will forward that report to the Postgraduate Committee will make a recommendation to the Senate using one of the categories in 6.3 but not iv.
    6.7 If the Senate recommends that the degree be awarded, the secretary to Postgraduate Committee will inform the candidate, by letter:
    To apply to graduate, and
    That two bound copies of the thesis must be submitted by a specified date before graduation to the Director Student Services. The copies will be placed in the Learning Resources Centre.
    6.8 The Manager should also inform the candidate that the candidate may restrict access to or use of all or any part of the thesis for any period of time.
    7. APPEAL
    If a candidate considers that she/he has been disadvantaged by the examination process, then a written appeal should be lodged with the Vice-Chancellor, within one month of the
    result of the examination being officially announced. The appeal must state the specific grounds for appeal. The Vice-Chancellor may appoint two independent academics to consider the appeal and to recommend a course of action. The Vice-Chancellor’s decision will be final.
    8. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2018.

All Programmes

Basic Certificates

REGULATIONS FOR THE FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE (2013)
Amended 2015, 2016, 2017

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
On the basis of the Samoan School Leaving Certificate Examination or equivalent the following are the entry criteria for the Foundation Certificate Programmes.
a) Foundation Certificate (Agriculture)
• At least 200% in the best three subjects plus English: English to be at least 50%,
Mathematics at least 50%,
At least 50% in two of the subjects of Agriculture Science, Biology, Chemistry,
Physics or Geography.
• A student who has an Aggregate of 200% but 40-49% in English, will enrol in and pass HEN003 in semester 1 before proceeding to HEN004 in semester 2.
b) Foundation Certificate (Arts)
• At least 200% aggregate total in the best three subjects plus English: English to be at least 60%,
At least 50% in each of the subjects of Geography, History, Samoan or
Development Studies.
• A student who has an Aggregate of 200% but 50-59 in English, will enrol in and pass HEN003 in semester 1 before proceeding to HEN004 in semester 2.
c) Foundation Certificate (Commerce)
• At least 200% aggregate total in the best three subjects plus English: English to be at least 60%,
At least 50% in Accounting,
At least 50% in Economics,
At least 50% in Mathematics.
• A student who has an Aggregate of 200% but 50-59% in English, will enrol in and pass HEN003 in semester 1 before proceeding to HEN004 in semester 2.
• A student who has an Aggregate of 200% but 40-49% in Mathematics, will enrol in and Pass HMA056 in semester 1 before proceeding to either HMA020, HMA030 or HST050 in semester 2.
d) Foundation Certificate (Education)
• At least 200% aggregate in the best three subjects plus English: English to be at least 50%,
At least 50% in Mathematics,
At least 50% in any Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Agriculture).
• A student who has an Aggregate of 200% but 40-49% in English, will enrol in and Pass HEN003 in semester 1 before proceeding to HEN004 in semester 2.
e) Foundation Certificate (General)
• At least 200% aggregate in the best three subjects plus English:
English to be at least 60% for students taking 3/5 courses in Arts or Commerce, English to be at least 50% for students taking 3/5 courses in Agriculture, Education or Science,
At least 50% in each of the best three subjects.
• A student who has an aggregate of 200% and is taking an Arts or Commerce
programme but gains 50-59% in English will enrol in and pass HEN003 in
semester 1 before proceeding to HEN004 in semester 2.
• A student who has an aggregate of 200% and is taking an Agriculture, Education
or Science programme but gains 40-49% in English will enrol in and pass HEN003
in semester 1 before proceeding to HEN004 in semester 2.
f) Foundation Certificate (Nursing)
• At least 200% aggregate total of English and 3 best subjects with at least a 50% in English.
g) Foundation Certificate (Science)
• At least 200% in the best three subjects plus English: English to be at least 50%,
At least 50% in Mathematics,
At least 50% in two of the subjects of Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Physics or Geography.
• A student who has an Aggregate of 200% but 40-49 in English, will enrol in and pass HEN003 in semester 1 before proceeding to HEN004 in semester 2.
• A student who has an Aggregate of 200% but 40-49% in Mathematics, will enrol in and Pass HMA056 in semester 1 before proceeding to HMA020 or HST050 in semester 2.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time in the first year. Students eligible to repeat the Foundation Year (see clause 7) may be full- or part-time.

3. DURATION
Two semesters. For students eligible to repeat the Foundation Year (see clause 7), maximum duration is four semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 All students in the Foundation Certificate programme shall enrol for five courses per semester, except that students may enrol for six courses in semester 2 and Foundation Science students may enrol for a total of twelve courses (five in semester
one plus the pre-semester Samoan course and six courses, if necessary, in semester
2).
4.2 Many Foundation courses require specific passes in SSLC (prerequisites) for enrolment.
4.2.1 The prerequisites for Foundation courses are listed in Schedule 1
4.2.2 The prerequisites for bridging courses are listed in Schedule 2
4.3 Foundation Certificate (Agriculture) enrolments: (10 courses):
i. Four compulsory: HEN004 and HSA002 (or HSA001 for approved students),
HAG041, HAG042, and
ii. Six courses from: HBI011, HBI012, HCH031, HCH032, HCS081, HGE001, HGE002,
HMA030, HST050, HTC051, HTC052.
4.4 Foundation Certificate (Arts) enrolments: (10 courses):
i. Two compulsory: HEN004 and HSA002 (or HSA001 for approved students),and
ii. Eight courses from: HAN001, HEN005, HGE001, HGE002, HHI001, HHI002,
HSO001, HSO002, HCL001, HCS081, HEC001, HEC002, HMA010, HMA020,
HMA030, HMG001, HSA003.
4.5 Foundation Certificate (Commerce) enrolments: (10 courses):
i. Two compulsory: HEN004 and HSA002 (or HSA001 for approved students),and
ii. Seven courses from: HAC001, HAC002, HCL001, HEC001, HEC002, HMG001,
HMK001, and
iii. One course from: HCS081, HMA020, HMA030, HSO002, HST050.
NOTE: Students who did not achieve 50% in SSLC Mathematics but achieved between 40%
and 49% must enrol in and pass the mathematics bridging course HMA056 in semester 1
and then enrol in HMA030, HMA020 or HST050 in semester 2.
Students who did not achieve 60% or better in the SSLC English but achieved between 50%
and 59% must enrol in and pass the bridging course HEN003 in semester 1 before they can
enrol in HEN004 in semester 2.
4.6 Foundation Certificate (Education) enrolments: (10 courses):
i. Six compulsory: HCS081, HED001, HEN004, HSA002, HMA071, HMA072, and;
ii. One or two courses from: HAC001, HAC002, HAN001, HBI011, HBI012, HCH031,
HCH032, HCL001, HEC001, HEC002, HEN005, HGE001, HGE002, HHI001, HHI002,
HMA010, HMA020, HMA030, HMG001, HMK001, HPH021, HPH022, HSO001,
HSO002, HST050 and
iii. One or two courses from: HAG041, HAG042, HFT001, HFT002, HFT003, HFT004,
HMU001, HMU002, HPA003, HPA004, HPE001, HPE002, HVA001, HVA002,
TCJ013, TCJ015.
4.7 Foundation Certificate (General) enrolments: (10 courses):
i. Two compulsory: HEN004 and HSA002 (or HSA001 for approved students), and
ii. Eight courses from: HAC001, HAC002, HAG041, HAG042, HAN001, HBI011,
HBI012, HBI013, HBI014 HCH031, HCH032, HCL001, HCS081, HEC001, HEC002,
HEN005, HGE001, HGE002, HHI001, HHI002, HMA010, HMA020, HMA030,
HMA071, HMA072, HMG001, HMK001, HPH021, HPH022, HSA003, HSO001,
iii. HSO002, HST050, HTC051, HTC052, HED001,HFT 001, HFT002, HFT003, HFT004,
HMU001, HMU002, HPA003, HPA004, HPE001, HPE002, HVA001, HPA002,
HNS001, HNS002, HNS003, HNS004.
4.8 Foundation Certificate (Nursing) enrolments: (10 courses):
i. Ten compulsory courses: TCO111, HEN004, HNS001, HNS002, HNS003, HNS004,
HNS005, HSA002 (or HSA001 for approved students), HSC067, HSO001.
4.9 Foundation Certificate (Science) enrolments: (11 courses):
i. Three compulsory: HEN004, HSA002 (or HSA001 for approved students), plus
one of HMA010, HMA020, HST050, and
ii. Eight courses from: HBI011, HBI012, HBI013, HBI014,HCH031, HCH032, HCS081,
HGE001, HGE002, HMA010, HMA020, HPH021, HPH022, HST050, HTC051,
HTC052.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, five courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the relevant Foundation Certificate Coordinator.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
Passes in bridging courses (listed in Schedule 2) cannot be counted when calculating a
student’s eligibility to receive a Foundation Certificate. If a student, at the completion of the Foundation programme, has not satisfied the
requirements for the specific enrolled Foundation Certificate, but has passed the courses
to satisfy another Foundation Certificate, the student may graduate in that other programme.
6.1 Foundation Certificate (Agriculture)
To be awarded a Foundation Certificate (Agriculture) a student must pass at least eight
courses:
i. Four compulsory: HEN004 and HSA002 (or HSA001), HAG041, HAG042, and
ii. Four courses from: HBI011, HBI012, HCH031, HCH032, HCS081, HGE001,
HGE002, HMA030, HST050, HTC051, HTC052.
6.2 Foundation Certificate (Arts)
To be awarded a Foundation Certificate (Arts) a student must pass at least eight courses:
i. Two compulsory courses: HEN004 and HSA002 (or HSA001), and
ii. Six courses from: HAN001, HEN005, HGE001, HGE002, HHI001, HHI002, HSO001,
HSO002, HCL001, HCS081, HEC001, HEC002, HMA010, HMA020, HMA030,
HMG001, HSA003.
6.3 Foundation Certificate (Commerce)
To be awarded a Foundation Certificate (Commerce) a student must pass at least eight
courses:
i. Two compulsory: HEN004 and HSA002 (or HSA001), and
ii. Five courses from: HAC001, HAC002, HCL001, HEC001, HEC002, HMG001,
HMK001, and
iii. One course from: HCS081, HMA020, HMA030, HSO002, HST050.
6.4 Foundation Certificate (Education)
To be awarded a Foundation Certificate (Education) a student must pass at least eight
courses:
i. Six compulsory courses: HCS081, HED001, HEN004, HSA002, HMA071, HMA072,
and
ii. One course from: HAC001, HAC002, HAN001, HBI011, HBI012, HCH031, HCH032,
HCL001, HEC001, HEC002, HEN005, HGE001, HGE002, HHI001, HHI002, HMA010,
HMA020, HMA030, HMG001, HMK001, HPH021, HPH022, HSO001, HSO002,
HST050, and
iii. One course from: HAG041, HAG042, HFT001, HFT002, HFT003, HFT004,
HMU001, HMU002, HPA003, HPA004, HPE001, HPE002, HVA001, HVA002,
TCJ013, TCJ015.
6.5 Foundation Certificate (General)
To be awarded a Foundation Certificate (General) a student must pass at least eight
courses:
i. Two compulsory courses: HEN004 and HSA002 (or HSA001), and
ii. Six courses from: HAC001, HAC002, HAG041, HAG042, HAN001, HBI011, HBI012,
HBI013, HBI014, HCH031, HCH032, HCL001, HCS081, HEC001, HEC002, HEN005,
HGE001, HGE002, HHI001, HHI002, HMA010, HMA020, HMA030, HMA071,
HMA072, HMG001, HMK001, HPH021, HPH022, HSA003, HSO001, HSO002,
HST050, HTC051, HTC052, HED001,HFT 001, HFT002, HFT003, HFT004, HMU001,
HMU002, HPA003, HPA004, HPE001, HPE002, HVA001, HPA002, HNS001,
HNS002, HNS003, HNS004.
6.6 Foundation Certificate (Nursing)
To be awarded a Foundation Certificate (Nursing) a student must pass at least eight
courses:
i. Two compulsory: HEN004, HSA002 (or HSA001), and
ii. Six courses from: TCO111, HNS001, HNS002, HNS003, HNS004, HNS005, HSC067,
HSO001, HBI013, HBI014.
6.7 Foundation Certificate (Science)
To be awarded a Foundation Certificate (Science) a student must pass at least eight
courses:
i. Three compulsory: HEN004 and HSA002 (or HSA001), and either HMA010 or
HMA020 or HST050, and
ii. Five courses from: HBI011, HBI012, HBI013, HBI014, HCH031, HCH032, HCS081,
HGE001, HGE002, HMA010, HMA020, HPH021, HPH022, HST050, HTC051,
HTC052.
7. REPEATING FOUNDATION YEAR
7.1 Students who have passed at least four Foundation courses may repeat the
Foundation Certificate programme only in the following year.
7.2 Repeating students must enrol in between one and four Foundation courses.
Students who have passed six or more in the previous year may also enrol in 100-
level courses for which they have passed the prerequisites. Students who have
passed four or five courses in the previous year must seek the permission of the
Dean before they may enrol in 100-level courses.
7.3 Repeating students may repeat courses they have failed or enrol in other Foundation courses if the prerequisites have been passed in SSLC. (See 4.2)
7.4 Foundation Certificate students may repeat the Foundation Year only once.

7.5 Students who have already completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate
cannot repeat the programme.

8. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2013.

REGULATIONS FOR THE PRELIMINARY CERTIFICATE IN TECHNICAL
VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING (PCTVET)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
a) Students eligible to enroll in this program are:
􀁸 students who left the formal secondary school system at an early stage
􀁸 unemployed youth and adults who intend to pursue second chance learning
opportunities. Potential candidates for this program should have at least Year ten (Form Four) English and Mathematics. They should also be able to communicate openly and relate well with others in a classroom setting.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.
Face to face and Open Distance Learning (ODL – Blended mode of delivery)

3. DURATION
One year – two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
The program courses are pre-level one which consists of six courses. All six courses in the
programme are compulsory. PCT001, PCT002, PCT003, PCT004, PCTO05, PCT006.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Full time students are expected to take three (3) courses per semester and are expected to complete the programme in two semesters (equivalent to one year of full time study). Part time students have a choice on the amount of courses to take and are expected to complete the programme within six (6) semesters.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Certificate in Technical Vocational Education and Training, a student
must pass all six courses stated in 4. above.

7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2018.

REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATE OF ATTAINMENT: TRADES PREPARATORY
YEAR (CERT I) (2014)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
On the basis of raw marks in the SSLC exam or equivalent, at least 120% aggregate total in English and 3 best subjects with at least a 25% in English.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior
learning/Credit & Recognition of current Competency, this programme consists of EIGHT courses as listed below:
Semester 1: TPY001, TPY002, TPY003, TPY004
Semester 2: TPY008, TPY009, TPY010, TPY012

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per
semester. An under load or overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean, Faculty of Technical Education.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Certificate of Attainment: Trades Preparatory Year, a student must pass all eight courses listed in 4 above.

7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2018.

REGULATIONS FOR THE BASIC CERTIFICATE IN SCIENCE (2006)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Basic Certificate in Science if that applicant has:
a) A score of 50% or more in SSLC English plus at least two of SSLC Biology, Chemistry or Physics, or
b) Mature entry:
i. Is at least 20 years of age on 1 February of year of admission, and
ii. Has at least two years full-time relevant work experience and/or training, or
c) Qualified for Admission with Standing as detailed in the Recognition of Prior
Learning/Credit Statute.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or HSA154 or HSA155 in order to graduate.
4.2 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of ten courses: HEN004 plus nine courses from HBI011, HBI012,
HCH031, HCH032, HCS081, HGE001, HGE002, HMA010, HMA020, HPH021, HPH022,
HST050, HTC051, HTC052.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students three or four courses per semester, part-time students two courses
per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the
Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Basic Certificate in Science a student must pass HEN004 plus at least seven courses from those specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2006.
*REFER FOUNDATION SECTION FOR COURSE DESCRIPTIONS*

Certificates

REGULATIONS FOR THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SAMOA CERTIFICATE IV IN ADULT TEACHING – SQA ACCREDITED (2015)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
a) Persons already engaged in teaching and workplace/community based training and
assessment activities or
b) Those who, in the opinion of the Director, Oloamanu Centre, have the ability to pass the programme.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.
Face to Face or Open Distance Learning

3. DURATION
Not less than ten weeks but dependent on the time frame within which the programme is
to be offered.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior
learning/Credit & Recognition of current competency, this programme consists of nine
courses:
4.1. Eight compulsory courses as listed below:
CAT101 Teaching & Learning 1
CAT102 Teaching & Learning 2
CAT201 Programme Course and Design
CAT202 Assessment
CAT203 Information Technology
CAT204 Teaching Methods
CAT205 Final Teaching & Evaluation
CAT206 Designing a Resource Package
And either one from two below:
CAT207 Teaching Practical Skills
CAT208 Research Skills and Methods

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Will depend on the time frame within which the programme is to be offered. Some courses may be offered in block-mode.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Certificate in Adult Teaching (CAT) a student must pass nine courses of
the ten as prescribed above in

7. These Regulations are effective from Jan, 2014.

REGULATIONS FOR THE NUS CERTIFICATE IV IN COMPUTER OPERATING

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
On the basis of raw marks in the SSLC exam or equivalent, at least 170% aggregate total in English and best 3 subjects with at least a 40% in English.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time and part-time.

3. DURATION
1 year of two semesters for full time students.
2 years of four semesters for part time students.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of nine courses: TCO112, TCO113, TCO114, TCO115, TCO124, TCS101,
TCS103, TBS202 and TCO125.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Four courses for semester one and five courses for semester two including the Work experience. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a NUS Certificate Level IV in Computer Operating a student must pass the
nine courses specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2019.

REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTER STUDIES (2010)

1.ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Certificate in Computer Studies if that applicant has passed HCS081, HEN004; plus one of HMA010, HMA020, HMA030, HST050.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute this
programme consists of seven courses selected from the following compulsory and elective
courses.
a) Compulsory: HCS181, HCS183, HCS184; HCS281, HCS283, plus any HSA course; plus
b) Elective: one of HMA111, HMA121, HST151; HCS284, HCS286.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students three or four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on
the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Certificate in Computer Studies a student must pass six compulsory
courses and one elective course from those specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2010.

REGULATIONS FOR CERTIFICATE IV IN CUSTOMARY ADJUDICATION (2018)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
a) have advanced reading and writing skills and at least three years of secondary education
b) a sound knowledge of the Samoan language, traditions and practices
c) preferably passed School Certificate or equivalent or higher qualification
d) at least 20 years of age as at 1 February in the year of admission and have had at
least three years full-time work experience. (Reference from former or current employer will be required).

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit & Recognition of Current Competency, this programme consists of six courses: TCA101, TCA102, TCA103, TCA104, TCA105 and TCA106. All six courses in the programme are compulsory.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Three courses per semester. However, students may choose to take less than three courses per semester.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Certificate in Customary Adjudication, a student must pass all six courses stated in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2018.

REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATE IN MATHEMATICS (2006)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Certificate in Mathematics if that
applicant has passed HMA010 and HMA020; plus HST050 for those wishing to pursue studies in statistic.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or
HSA154 or HSA155 in order to graduate.
4.2 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute this programme consists of six courses selected from the following compulsory and elective courses:
a) Compulsory: HMA111, HMA121; HMA211, HMA222
b) Electives: one pair of courses from the following three pairs: HCS181 and HMA223;
or HMA221 and HMA271; or HST151 and HST251.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students three or four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on
the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Certificate in Mathematics a student must pass four compulsory courses and two elective courses from those specified in 4.2 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2006.

REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATE IN PANEL-BEATING AND SPRAY PAINTING
(2012)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
On the basis of raw marks in the SSLC exam or equivalent, at least 140% aggregate total in English and best 3 subjects with at least a 30% in English.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of eleven courses: TCS108, TPP010, TPP011, TPP012, TPP013, TPP014,
TPP015, TPP016, TPP017, TPP018, TPP019.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Five or six courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Certificate in Panel-beating and Spray Painting a student must pass the eleven courses specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2012.

REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATE IN QUALIFIED FISHING DECKHAND

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
On the basis of raw marks in the SSLC exam or equivalent, at least 140% aggregate total in
English and best 3 subjects with at least a 30% in English.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full time

3. DURATION
Not less than 2 semesters

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this program consists of eight courses.
All courses are compulsory: TMT011, TMT012, TMT013, TFS100, TMT014, TMT018, TFT100
and TFQ101

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Four courses per semester. An under-load or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form by the Head of School or the Head of School’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a certificate in Qualify Fishing Deckhand, students must pass the eight
courses specified in 4 above

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2016.

REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATE IN SCIENCE (2006)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Certificate in Science if that applicant
has:
a) Completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate (Science) or equivalent, or
b) Completed the requirements for a Basic Certificate in Science, or
c) HEN004, plus at least four Foundation Science courses.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or
HSA154 or HSA155 in order to graduate.
4.2 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute this
programme consists of six courses selected from the following compulsory and
elective courses:
a) Compulsory: two pairs of courses from the following four pairs: HBI111 and
HBI112; HCH131 and HCH132; HPH121 and HPH122; HTC151and HTC152, plus
b) Electives: two of HCS181, HCS183, HCS184, HGE100, HGE101, HMA111, HMA121,
HST151.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students three or four courses per semester, for part-time students two
courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Certificate in Science a student must pass four compulsory courses and
two elective courses from those specified in 4.2 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2006

REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATE IN TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT (CERT IV)
(2013)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
a) Persons already engaged in management and facilitation of workplace/community
based training and assessment activities or
b) If not trainers, evidence or portfolio detailing information on qualifications or persons who, in the opinion of the Director, Oloamanau Centre, have the ability to pass the programme.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than ten weeks but dependent on the time frame within which the programme is
to be offered.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior
learning/Credit & Recognition of current competency, this programme consists of three courses as listed below:
CTA100 Learning Environment and Learning Design
CTA101 Delivery and Facilitation
CTA102 Assessment

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Will depend on the time frame within which the programme is to be offered.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Certificate in Training & Assessment a student must pass the three
courses as prescribed above in 4.

7. These Regulations are effective from June, 2013.

REGULATIONS FOR THE NUS CERTIFICATE II IN TOURISM & HOSPITALITY
(2012)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be considered for admission to the NUS Certificate II in
Tourism and Hospitality if that applicant:
a) Has an aggregate total of 180% or better from English plus other best three subjects in the Samoa School Certificate (SC) or the Samoa School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or equivalent with at least 50% in English and not less than 40% in any one of the other three courses; OR
b) Is a mature entrant who:
i. is at least 20 years of age on 1st February of the year of admission, and has
ii. at least two years full time relevant work experience and/or training (for which
references from past and current employers or trainers must be supplied).
Selection for admission to the programme from among eligible applicants shall be on the
basis of:
• Performance in an interview which tests both oral and written skills both in English
and Samoan, and
• Evidence of an interest in Tourism and Hospitality.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time (day classes only).

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of nine or ten courses in one of the following specialisations:
a) Cookery
b) Food and Beverage Services
c) Front Office and Accommodation Services
d) Tour Guiding
4.2 Specialisations
a) Cookery (9 courses)
TCK101, TCK102, TCK103, TCO111, TCP101, TCP102, TCP103, TCS108, TWE100.
b) Food and Beverage Services (9 courses)
TCO111, TCP101, TCP102, TCP103, TCS108, TFB101, TFB102, TFB103, TWE101.
c) Front Office and Accommodation Services (10 courses)
TCO111, TCP101, TCP102, TCP103, TCS108, TFH101, TFH102, TFH103, TFH104,
TWE102.
d) Tour Guiding (9 courses)
TCO111, TCP101, TCP102, TCP103, TCS108, TTG101, TTG102, TTG103, TWE103.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Four or five courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and
signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a NUS Certificate II in Tourism and Hospitality a student must pass the nine
or ten courses specified in 4 above in one of the specialisations.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2012.

REGULATIONS FOR THE NUS CERTIFICATE IV IN TROPICAL HORTICULTURE
(2012)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
On the basis of raw marks in the SSLC exam or equivalent, at least 140% aggregate total in
English and best 3 subjects with at least a 30% in English.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of eight courses: TCS108, THT011, THT012, THT013, THT014, THT015,
THT016, THT017.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Four courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed
for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Certificate –in Tropical Horticulture a student must pass the eight courses specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2015.

REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATE II: MARITIME TRAINING (2012)
Amended 2012

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
On the basis of raw marks in the SSLC exam or equivalent, at least 140% aggregate total in
English and best 3 subjects with at least a 30% in English.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of nine courses:
Seven compulsory: TMT010, TMT011, TMT012, TMT013, TMT014, TMT015, and TMT018
i. Nautical Option (two courses): TNS016, TNS017, or
ii. Marine Engineering Option (two courses): TME010, TME011.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Five courses in the first semester and Five in the second semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Head of School
or the Head of School’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Certificate II: Maritime Training a student must pass the nine courses
specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2012.

REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATE III: ABLE SEAFARER (DECK) (2013)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Complete six (6) months sea-time experience whilst holding Safety Certificates.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than one semester.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of six courses: TMT020, TMT021, TMT022, TMT025, TNS023, TNS024.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Six courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for
on the Enrolment form by the Head of School or the Head of School’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Certificate III: Able Seafarer (Deck) a student must pass the six courses
specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2013.

REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATE III: ABLE SEAFARER (ENGINE) (2013)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Complete six (6) months sea-time experience whilst holding Safety Certificates.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than one semester.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this
programme consists of six courses: TME023, TME024, TMT020, TMT021, TMT022,
TMT025.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Six courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for
on the Enrolment form by the Head of School or the Head of School’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Certificate III: Able Seafarer (Engine) a student must pass the six courses specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2013.

REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATE IV: MARINE ENGINEER (CLASS 5) 2012
Amended 2012

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Complete twelve (12) months sea-time experience whilst holding an AB Engine Certificate.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than one semester.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of three courses: TME051, TME052, TMT050.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Three courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed
for on the Enrolment form by the Head of School or the Head of School’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Certificate IV: Marine Engineer (Class 5) a student must pass the three courses specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2012.

REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATE IV: MASTER (CLASS 5) (2012)
Amended 2012

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Complete twelve (12) months sea-time experience whilst holding an AB Deck Certificate

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than one semester.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this
programme consists of six courses: TMC050, TMC051, TMC052, TMC053, TMC054,
TMC055.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Six courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for
on the Enrolment form by the Head of School or the Head of School’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Certificate IV: Master (Class 5) a student must pass the six courses
specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2012.

REGULATIONS FOR THE SAMOA CERTIFICATE II – AUTOMOTIVE (2015)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
On the basis of raw marks in the SSLC exam or equivalent, at least 140% aggregate total in
English and best 3 subjects with at least a 30% in English.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND COURSE OBJECTIVES
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of fifteen courses: TAM150, TAM151, TAM152, TAM153, TAM154,
TAM155, TAM156, TAM157, TAM158, TAM159, TAM160, TAM199, TFA100, TOH100,
TCS105.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Six or seven courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and
signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Samoa Certificate II – Automotive a student must pass the fifteen
courses specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2018.

REGULATIONS FOR THE SAMOA CERTIFICATE II CONSTRUCTION AND JOINERY
(2015)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
On the basis of raw marks in the SSLC exam or equivalent, at least 140% aggregate total in
English and best 3 subjects with at least a 30% in English.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of eleven courses: TCJ150, TCJ151, TCJ152, TCJ153, TCJ154, TCJ155,
TCJ156 TCJ199, TFA100, TOH100, TCS105.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Five or six courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Samoa Certificate II – Construction a student must pass the eleven
courses specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2018.

REGULATIONS FOR THE SAMOA CERTIFICATE II – ELECTRICAL (2015)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
On the basis of raw marks in the SSLC exam or equivalent, at least 140% aggregate total in
English and best 3 subjects with at least a 30% in English.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this
programme consists of twelve courses: TEL150, TEL151, TEL152, TEL153, TEL154, TEL155,
TEL156, TEL157, TEL199, TFA100, TOH100, TCS105.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Six courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for
on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Samoa Certificate II – Electrical a student must pass the twelve courses
specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2018.

REGULATIONS FOR THE SAMOA CERTIFICATE II – FITTING AND MACHINING
(2015)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
On the basis of raw marks in the SSLC exam or equivalent, at least 140% aggregate total in
English and best 3 subjects with at least a 30% in English.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of fourteen courses: TFM150, TFM151, TFM152, TFM153, TFM154,
TFM155, TFM156, TFM157, TFM158, TFM159, TFM199, TFA100, TOH100, TCS105.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Six or seven courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Samoa Certificate II – Fitting and Machining a student must pass the
fourteen courses specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2018.

REGULATIONS FOR THE SAMOA CERTIFICATE II- PLUMBING (2015)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
On the basis of raw marks in the SSLC exam or equivalent, at least 140% aggregate total in
English and best 3 subjects with at least a 30% in English.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this
programme consists of thirteen courses: TPL150, TPL151, TPL152, TPL153, TPL154, TPL155,
TPL156, TPL157, TPL158, TPL199, TFA100, TOH100, TCS105.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Six or seven courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Samoa Certificate II – Plumbing a student must pass the thirteen
courses specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2018.

REGULATIONS FOR THE SAMOA CERTIFICATE II – REFRIGERATION AND AIR
CONDITIONING (2015)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
On the basis of raw marks in the SSLC exam or equivalent, at least 140% aggregate total in
English and best 3 subjects with at least a 30% in English.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of eleven courses TRA150, TRA151, TRA152, TRA153, TRA154,
TRA155, TRA156, TRA199, TFA100, TOH100, TCS105.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Five or six courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Samoa Certificate II – Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning a student must
pass the eleven courses specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2018.

REGULATIONS FOR THE SAMOA CERTIFICATE II – WELDING (2015)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
On the basis of raw marks in the SSLC exam or equivalent, at least 140% aggregate total in
English and best 3 subjects with at least a 30% in English.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of thirteen courses: TWF150, TWF151, TWF152, TWF153, TWF154,
TWF155, TWF156, TWF157, TWF158, TWF199, TFA100, TOH100, TCS105.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Six or seven courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Samoa Certificate II – Welding a student must pass the thirteen courses
specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2018.

Diplomas

REGULATIONS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN ARTS (2007)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Diploma in Arts if that applicant has:
a) Completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate or equivalent, or
b) Mature entry:
i. Is at least 20 years of age as at 1 February in the year of admission, and
ii. Has at least three years full-time work experience and/or training.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
No more than six semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of twelve courses – the compulsory generic minor of four
courses (HCS185, HEN107, HSA100, HSO102) and a major in one Arts discipline
(English, Geography, History or Sociology).
4.2 A candidate for the Bachelor of Arts may elect to discontinue the programme of study for the degree and be awarded a Diploma in Arts if that candidate has
completed twelve courses that comprise a programme of study that satisfies the
requirements in 4.1.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students three or four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Diploma in Arts a student must pass the twelve courses specified in 4.1 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2007.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN COMPUTING (2010)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Diploma in Computing if that applicant has completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate (Science) or Certificate in Computer Studies or equivalent.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than four semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute this programme consists of eleven courses selected from the following compulsory and elective courses.
a) Compulsory: HCS181, HCS183, HCS184; HCS281, HCS283, HCS286;
b) HCS383 or HCS388; plus any HSA course; plus
c) Electives: either
i. four of HCS284; HCS381, HCS385, HCS386, HCS387, or
ii. one of HMA111, HMA121, HST151; plus three of HCS284; HCS381, HCS385,
HCS386, HCS387 or
iii. HCS187, HCS188, HCS287 and HCS288

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students three or four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses
per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Diploma in Computing a student must pass twelve courses (eight compulsory courses and four elective courses) from those specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2010.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (2006)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Diploma in Environmental Science if that applicant has:
a) completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate (Science)or equivalent, or
b) completed the requirements for a Basic Certificate in Science, or
c) completed the requirements for a Certificate in Science, or
d) HEN004, plus HBI011, HBI012, HCH031 and HCH032 or equivalent.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or
HSA154 or HSA155 in order to graduate.
4.2 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute this programme consists of ten courses: HBI111, HBI112, HCH131, HCH132; HBI211, HBI212,
HCH231; HBI311, HBI312, HCH332.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students three or four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses
per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Diploma in Environmental Science a student must pass the ten courses specified in 4.2 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2006.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN MATHEMATICS (2006)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Diploma in Mathematics if that applicant has:
a) Completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate (Science)or equivalent, or
b) Completed the requirements for a Certificate in Mathematics plus HST050, or
c) Passed HMA020 plus either HMA010 or HST050.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or
HSA154 or HSA155 in order to graduate.
4.2 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute this programme consists of ten courses selected from the following compulsory and elective
courses:
a) Compulsory: HMA111, HMA121, HST151; HMA211, HMA222; HMA311, HMA321
b) Electives: one set of three courses from the following options:
Option A: HMA221, HMA271; HMA300
Option B: HCS181; HCS281; HCS381
Option C: HCS181; HMA223; HMA323
Option D: HCS281, HCS286; HCS381
Option E: HMA223, HST251; HST351.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students three or four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses
per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Diploma in Mathematics a student must pass the seven compulsory courses and three elective courses specified in 4.2 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2006.

REGULATION FOR THE DIPLOMA IN MEDIA AND JOURNALISM (2017)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant must:
a) Be a graduate of any NUS Foundation Program,
b) Be a mature aged student with at least 3 years relevant and current work experience, who must provide the following documentation:
• Three (3) relevant/current official written references from previous and current
media employers
• Certificates (relevant/current) from any media related trainings or workshops
previously attended.
c) Any other equivalent programme approved by the Head of Department. NUS Statute on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit (2015)
NUS Regulation for Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit and Recognition of Current
Competence applies.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full time or Part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than four semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Students must pass all prerequisite courses prior to progressing to the next stage of courses in the programme.
A student must pass sixteen (16) courses including one (1) work attachment (TJL231).
TJL120, TJL121, TJL125, TJL126, TJL127, TJL128, TJL129, TJL224, TJL225, TJL227, TJL228,
TJL229, TJL230, TJL231, HCS185, TCS101,
Final Year students who have completed 14 out of 15 courses have to take five
(5) weeks of work experience attachment with any broadcast media or any media related office assigned by the Head of Department.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Four or five courses per semester. An overload has to be approved and signed for on the
Enrolment Form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded with a Diploma in Media and Journalism, a student must pass sixteen (16)
courses including (1) one work attachment (TJL231) as specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2018.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN NURSING (2014)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Diploma in Nursing if that the applicant
has:
a) Foundation Certificate (Nursing) or Foundation Certificate (Science) or HEN004 and
three of HNS001, HNS002, HNS003, HNS004, HNS005 in the Foundation Certificate
Nursing) with not less than 60% in each course
b) Completed the Health Preparatory Year programme or equivalent or
c) On account of age, academic background and the nature of his/her employment or
occupation, a reasonable chance of completing the programme or
d) Qualified for Admission with Standing

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than four semesters

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or HSA111
or HSA155 in order to graduate in order to graduate. Unless credit is granted under the
Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit & Recognition of Current
Competency, this programme consists of twelve courses. The courses are:
Year 1: HNS111, HNS112, HNS121, HNS125, HNS126, HSA100
Year 2: HNS221, HNS222, HNS223, HNS224, HNS312, HNS313

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, three courses per semester; part-time students two courses per
semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean of Health Science or the Dean’s designated staff member.
6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Diploma in Nursing a student must pass twelve courses as prescribed
above in 4.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2014 and as amended October,
2017.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN RADIO AND ELECTRONICS (2012)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
1.1. An applicant shall be eligible to be considered for admission to the Diploma in Radio
and Electronics if that applicant has:
a) On the basis of raw marks in the SSLC exam or equivalent, at least 180% aggregate
total in English, Maths and best 2 subjects with at least a 40% in English and 40% in Maths.
b) Mature entry:
i. Is at least 20 years of age on 1 February of year of admission, and
ii. Has at least two years full-time relevant work experience and/or training (for which references from past and current employers or trainers must be supplied).
1.2. Selection for admission to the Diploma in Radio and Electronics from among eligible applicants shall be on the basis of performance in an interview.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than four semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this
programme consists of eighteen courses: TCO106, TCO111, TCS105, TMA110, TMA120,
TRE110, TRE111, TRE112, TRE120, TRE121, TCS206, TRE210, TRE211, TRE212, TRE220,
TRE221, TRE222, TRE223.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Four or five courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Diploma in Radio and Electronics a student must pass the eighteen
courses specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2012.

REGULATIONS FOR THE NUS DIPLOMA V IN BUSINESS (2012)
Amended 2017

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be considered for admission to the NUS Diploma V in
Business programme if that applicant:
a) Has an aggregate total of 180% or better from English plus other best three subjects in the Samoa School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or equivalent; and achieved
at least 50% in English and at least 45% in Accounting OR
b) Is a mature entrant who:
i. is at least 20 years of age on 1st February of the year of admission, and has
ii. at least two years full time relevant work experience and/or training (for which
references from past and current employers or trainers must be supplied).
Selection for admission to the programme from among eligible applicants shall be on the basis of performance in an interview which tests both oral and written skills both in English and Samoan.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time (day classes only).

3. DURATION
Not less than four semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of seventeen courses: TBS101, TBS102, TCO111, TCO121, TCS101,
TCS102, TMA101, TMA102, TBS201, TBS202, TBS203, TBS204, TBS205, TCS203, TCS204,
TOM203, TWE202.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Four or five courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a NUS Diploma V in Business a student must pass the seventeen courses
specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2012.

REGULATIONS FOR THE NUS DIPLOMA V IN OFFICE MANAGEMENT (2012)
Amended 2017

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be considered for admission to the NUS Diploma V in Office Management programme if that applicant:
a) Has an aggregate total of 180% or better from English plus other best three
subjects in the Samoa School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or equivalent; and achieved
at least 50% in English and at least 45% in Accounting OR
b) Is a mature entrant who:
i. is at least 20 years of age on 1st February of the year of admission, and has
ii. at least two years full time relevant work experience and/or training (for which
references from past and current employers or trainers must be supplied).
Selection for admission to the programme from among eligible applicants shall be on the basis of performance in an interview which tests both oral and written skills both in English and Samoan.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time (day classes only).

3. DURATION
Not less than four semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this
programme consists of sixteen courses: TBS101, TCO111, TCO121, TCS101, TCS102,
TMA101, TMA102, TOM101, TOM102, TBS203, TCS203, TCS204, TOM201, TOM202,
TOM203, TWE203.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Four courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed
for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a NUS Diploma V in Office Management a student must pass the sixteen
courses specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2012.

REGULATIONS FOR THE NUS DIPLOMA V IN TOURISM (2012)
Amended 2017

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be considered for admission to the NUS Diploma V in Tourism programme if that applicant:
a) Has an aggregate of 180% or better from English plus other best three subjects in the
Samoa School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or equivalent; and achieved at least 50% in English
b) Is a mature entrant who:
i. is at least 20 years of age on 1st February of the year of admission, and has
ii. at least two years full time relevant work experience and/or training (for which
references from past and current employers or trainers must be supplied). Selection for admission to the programme from among eligible applicants shall be on the basis of:
• Performance in an interview which tests both oral and written skills both in English
and Samoan, and
• Evidence of an interest in Tourism and Hospitality.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time (day classes only).

3. DURATION
Not less than four semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of fifteen courses: HJA102, HJA103, TCO111, TCO121, TCS108,
TTS101, TTS102, TTS103, TTS104, TBS202, TTS201, TTS202, TTS203, TTS204, TWE201.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Three or four courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a NUS Diploma V in Tourism a student must pass the fifteen courses specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2012.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE (2017)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
a) Foundation Certificate (Agriculture), Foundation Certificate (Science), Foundation
Certificate (General) or a Certificate in Science, Horticulture or Agriculture or equivalent
or Mature entry and
b) Physical ability to complete the practical components.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Offered during the day only. Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than four semesters full-time; eight semesters part-time.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit
& Recognition of Current Competency (also see 5 below), this programme consists of ten courses:
HAG100, HAG101, HEC101, HMG161, HAG200, HAG201, HAG217, HAG300, HAG301 and
HAG302.

5. RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
The maximum number of credits allowable for the Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture is eight: four unspecified and four specified. A student must apply to the Senate through Student Administration.

6. PROGRAMME LOAD
Two or three courses per semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed
for on the enrolment form, by the Dean of Science or the dean’s designated staff member.

7. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture, a student must pass the ten courses as prescribed above in 4.

8. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2018

Graduate Diplomas

REGULATIONS FOR THE GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN COMMERCE (2013)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Graduate Diploma in Commerce if that applicant has:
a. completed the requirements for a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university, or
b. a qualification and/or a level of competency acceptable to the Dean as equivalent to
1.(a). A student may only be admitted to a Graduate Diploma in Commerce in a discipline that is different from the major(s) and minor(s) of their undergraduate
degree(s).

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time (day and evening classes).

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters full-time, four semesters part-time.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or
HSA154 or HSA155 in order to graduate.
4.2 Unless credit is granted under the Statute on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit,
this programme consists of eight courses (or nine in Accounting) in one of the following specialisations:
a) Accounting
HAC111, HAC112; HAC211, HAC212; HAC311, HAC312, HAC313, HAC314, HAC315.
b) Economics
HEC101, HEC102; HEC201, HEC202, plus four of HEC301, HEC305, HEC307,
HEC308, HEC309.
c) Management
HMG161, HMG162; HMG202, HMG204, plus one of HMG203, HMG205; plus three
of HMG361, HMG362, , HMG364, HMG365, HMG366.
d) Marketing
HMK101, HMK105; HMK201, HMK203, HMK205 or HMK208; plus three of
HMK301, HMK302, HMK303, HMK306, HMK307
4.3 The maximum number of courses that may be credited towards a Graduate Diploma
in Commerce is two. A student who has passed, in prior qualification(s), more than two courses towards their Graduate Diploma specialisation must substitute other
courses at the same level approved by the Dean or Dean’s nominee.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students four courses per semester, part-time students two courses per
semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Graduate Diploma in Commerce a student must pass the eight courses (or nine for Accounting) specified in 4.2 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2013.

REGULATIONS FOR THE GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION (2012)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Graduate Diploma in Education if that
applicant has completed the requirements for a bachelor’s degree majoring in any of the
above Bachelor of Education specialisations, from a recognised university.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters full-time, four semesters part-time.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or
HSA154 or HSA155 in order to graduate.
4.2 Unless credit is granted under the Statute on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit,
this programme consists of eight courses:
a) Primary
HED101, HED261, HED361, HTE265, HTE360, HTE361, HTE363, HTP160.
b) Secondary
HED101, HED202, HED261 plus one of HED208, HED209, HED302, HED304, HED305
and two of HTP320; HTP321, HTP322, HTP323, HTP324, HTP325 depending on RPL
and two 200 level pedagogical courses.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students four courses per semester, part-time students two courses per
semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s designated staff member.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Graduate Diploma in Education a student must pass the eight courses specified in 4.2 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2012.

Postgraduate Diplomas

REGULATIONS FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ARTS (2020)

 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts if that applicant has:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a minimum grade of B3 average or equivalent. or
  2. A relevant qualification and experience as determined by the Post Graduate Committee and subject to the National University of Samoa General Statutes and Regulations on entry requirements.

or

Be part of any other equivalent programme approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and within the University

2.  MODE OF STUDY

 Full-time or Part-time.

3.  DURATION

A full-time student will normally complete the programme in one academic year and must pass the six courses within one year of the date of first registration, unless the Senate determines otherwise.

  1. A part-time student will normally complete the programme in two academic years and must pass the six courses within two years of the date of first registration, unless the Senate determines otherwise.

 

4.  PROGRAMME STRUCTUREUnless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of:

  1. One compulsory course HSA501 or HSC500; plus
  2. Five 500 level courses selected from HEN581; HEN580; HGE507; HGE508; HGE509; HHI570; HHI571; HHI572, HSO590;

 

5.  PROGRAMME LOAD

For full-time students, three courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form by the Dean.

6.  PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

To be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts a candidate must pass six courses as prescribed in 4 above.

7.  These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2021

REGULATIONS FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
(2013)
This programme is designed for those graduates who wish to further their studies in Development Studies.

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
a. A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or
b. A qualification and or experience acceptable to the CSS Director as equivalent to a).

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters full-time and four semesters part-time.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit & Recognition of Current Competency, this programme consists of:
OPTION 1: Part-time or full time: (a) three compulsory courses: HDS500 Development Theory and Practice, HDS501 Development Partnership and HSA501
Research Methods and (b) three other courses chosen from those in schedule 1 or
OPTION 2: Full-time only: (a) three compulsory courses: HDS500 Development Theory and
Practice, HDS501 Development Partnership and HSA501 Research Methods and (b) one elective chosen from those in schedule 1 and HDS506/507 Internship.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, three courses per semester, for part-time students, two courses per semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the CSS Director or the Director’s designated staff member.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies a student must pass the
courses as prescribed in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 July, 2013.

Schedule 1
HDS502 Gender Planning and Development
HDS503 Special Topic in Development Studies A
HDS504 Special Topic in Development Studies B
HDS505 Culture, Health, and Illness
HDS506/507 Professional Internship
HDS508 Cultural Heritage Management
HSA500 Approaches to Samoan Studies
HSA502 Samoan Migration and Development
HSA503 In-Depth Study of the Samoan Language
HSA506 Governance in Samoa
HSA501 Research Methods
HSC580 Global Environmental Issues & Samoa
HSC581 Climate Change
HSC582 Food Security & Sustainable Livelihood
HSC583 Disaster Management
HCS580 Selected Issues in ICT in Samoa
HCS589 Issues in ICT and Education
HEC580 Economic Development in Samoa
HED580 Issues of Education in Samoa
HED581 Globalization and Education in Samoa
HEN580 Image of Samoa in English Post-colonial Literature
HGE507 Urbanization and Development
*Full time (1 academic year): 3 courses per semester
*Part-time (2 academic years): 2 courses per semester
Semester 1: HDS501, HSA501, Elective courses
Semester 2: HDS500, Elective courses

REGULATIONS FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION (2016)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Education if that applicant has:
a) A Bachelor of Education from a recognized university or
b) Any other bachelor degree from a recognized university or
c) A qualification and or experience acceptable to the Dean as equivalent to a) or b).

2. MODE OF STUDY
Part-time.

3. DURATION
Four semesters part-time but pre-requisites may require more semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit & Recognition of Current Competency, this programme consists of the
following eight courses:
Core courses:
HED585 Educational Research & Design HED587 Philosophical Foundations of Education
Electives: [Choose 4]
HED581 Globalization and Education in Samoa
HED583 Socio-Cultural Influences on Human Development
HED584 Educational Planning and Administration
HSA500 Approaches to Samoan Studies
HSA503 In-depth Study of Samoan Language
HSA506 Governance in Samoa
HTE580 Issues in Science Education
Students are also eligible to choose from any other courses as electives from other Faculties.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, three courses per semester, part-time students, two courses per semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment
form, by the Dean or the Dean’s designated staff member.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Education a student must pass the six courses as prescribed in 4 above.
7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2016

REGULATIONS FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN SAMOAN STUDIES (2007)
Amended 2011, 2012

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Samoan
Studies if that applicant has:
a. Completed the requirements for a degree approved by the Director, Centre for Samoan Studies, or
b) A qualification and/or a level of competency acceptable to the Director as equivalent
to a.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
a. A full-time student will normally complete the programme in one academic year and must pass the six courses within three years of the date of first registration, unless the Senate determines otherwise.
b. A part-time student will normally complete the programme in two academic years
and must pass the six courses within four years of the date of first registration, unless the Senate determines otherwise.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this
programme consists of:
a. two compulsory courses HSA500 and HSA501; plus
b. four elective courses chosen from HCS580, HEC580, HED580, HED581, HED582,
HED583, HEN580, HMG502, HNS580, HSA502, HSA503, HSA504, HSA505, HSA506,
HSA507, HSC580, HSO500, HSO501, HTE580, HDS508.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students three courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per
semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Director.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Samoan Studies a student must pass six courses
as prescribed in 4 above. A student who withdraws from the programme:
a. After passing the two compulsory courses and one elective, may apply to be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Samoan Studies, in which case the student
may not continue with the postgraduate diploma, or
b. May otherwise only be readmitted to the postgraduate diploma programme after at
least two academic years have elapsed.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2007.

REGULATIONS FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN SCIENCE (2014)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Science if that applicant has:
a) Completed a bachelor’s degree in science from a recognized university or institute of
higher learning, and has the pre-requisites to enter one of the four strands in the Postgraduate Diploma as follows:
i. Applied Computing: A major in Computing Science or equivalent
ii. Environmental Science: A major in Environmental Science or Geography or equivalent
iii. Applied Statistics: Any 3 x 300 level courses (Open)
iv. Mathematics: Any 3 x 300 level courses from HMA300, HMA311, HMA321, HMA323,
HST351 or equivalent
b) A first degree qualification that is relevant or deemed equivalent to a).

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters full-time and four semesters part-time.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit& Recognition of Current Competency, this programme consists of:
a) Two compulsory courses: HSC500 Research in the Sciences; HSC501 Research Methods for Sciences
b) Four other courses chosen from those listed in schedule 1.
c) A maximum of two credits is allowable for this programme.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, three courses per semester, part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form,
by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Science a student must pass the six (6) courses as
prescribed in 4 above.

7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2015.

SCHEDULE
COMPULSORY COURSES
HSC500 Research in the Sciences
HSC501 Research Methods for Sciences
APPLIED COMPUTING
HCS580 Selected Issues in ICT in Samoa
HCS583 Database Design
HCS585 Management of Information Systems within Organisations
HCS587 Network Design and Management
HCS589 Issues in ICT and Education
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
HSC580 Global Environmental Issues and Samoa
HSC581 Climate Change
HSC582 Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods
HSC583 Disaster Management
APPLIED STATISTICS
HST551 Applied Statistics
HST552 Design of Science Experiments
HST553 Biostatistics
HST554 Computational Statistics in R
MATHEMATICS
HMA571 Mathematics Problem Solving and Analysis HMA521 Advanced Calculus
HMA522 Complex Analysis
Plus ANY Applied Statistics course

REGULATIONS FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN NURSING (2006)
Amended 2011

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
1.1 An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing if that applicant:
a) Has a minimum of two years relevant experience after completing a qualification or
as acceptable to the Dean, and
b) Has completed the requirements for an undergraduate nursing degree at the National University of Samoa or any recognised tertiary institution, or
c) Holds current nursing registration from the Samoa Council of Nursing and Midwifery and a current Annual Practising Certificate.
1.2 An applicant may be eligible to be admitted with standing to the Postgraduate
Diploma in Nursing if that applicant:
a) Has a minimum of two years relevant experience after completing a qualification or as acceptable to the Dean, and
b) Is a Registered Nurse with an undergraduate award in a discipline other than nursing from a recognised university or other tertiary institution, or
c) has a hospital-awarded Certificate in Nursing, at least three years’ experience with evidence of continuous professional education, and has passed two transitional
courses specified by Senate, or
d) Is a Registered Nurse who has completed the WHO-designed Advanced Diploma in Nursing or equivalent from a recognised institution and has evidence of continued professional education.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 This programme consists of six courses in one of the following specialisations, as well as a two-week intensive workshop.
a) High Dependency and Acute Care
b) Mental Health
c) Midwifery
d) Primary Healthcare
4.2 Specialisations
a) High Dependency and Acute Care: HNS531, HNS532, HNS533, HNS541, HNS542,
HNS543
b) Mental Health: HNS551, HNS552, HNS553, HNS561, HNS562, HNS563
c) Midwifery: HNS511, HNS512, HNS513, HNS521, HNS522, HNS523
d) Primary Healthcare: HNS571, HNS572, HNS573, HNS581, HNS582, HNS583

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Three courses per semester.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing a student must pass the six courses
specified in 4.2 above in one of the specialisations.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2006.

Bachelor's Degrees

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS (2007)
Amended 2011, 2012, 2017

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) if that applicant
has:
a) Completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate or equivalent, or
b) Completed the requirements for a Diploma in Arts, Diploma in Media and Journalism
or
c) Mature entry:
i. Is at least 20 as at 1 February in the year of admission, and
ii. Has at least three years full-time work experience and/or training.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of twenty-four courses with concentrations of study (majors/minors) in disciplines. The degree may be made up of either:
a) a single major (eight courses) in a discipline offered by the Faculty of Arts, the
compulsory generic minor (four courses), two minors (2 x four or five courses) and
up to four electives (totalling 24 courses), or
b) two majors (2 x eight courses), the compulsory generic minor (four courses) and either a single minor (1 x four courses) or four electives.
4.2 A single major has eight courses in one discipline, of which two shall be at the 100-
level and three courses at each of 200- and 300-levels; a minor (subject to prerequisites) is a minimum of four and a maximum of five courses in a discipline different from the major, with a minimum of two courses above 100-level.
4.3 Two majors will comprise eight courses in each of two disciplines, of which two
courses in each discipline shall be at the 100-level, three courses at each of 200- and
300-levels; a minor (subject to prerequisites) is four courses in a discipline different
from the majors, with a minimum of two courses above 100-level.
4.4 Major and Minor Disciplines Offered by the Faculty of Arts. See the Schedule of
Majors and Minors listed after this Regulation.
a) The Faculty of Arts disciplines which can be included in the BA as majors are:
English Language, English Language and Literature, English Literature, Geography,
History, Media and Journalism and Sociology
b) The Faculty of Arts disciplines which can be included in the BA as minors are:
Chinese Language, English Language, English Language and Literature, English
Literature, French Language, Geography, History, Japanese Language, Media and
Journalism and Sociology
c) The Faculty of Arts disciplines which can be included in the BA degree as electives
are those listed in b above, plus Anthropology and Politics.
4.5 Compulsory Generic Minor
All students who intend to complete a Bachelor of Arts must include the following
courses in their degree: HCS185, HEN107, HSA100, HSO102.
4.6 Major and Minor Disciplines Offered by other Faculties & Centres. See the Schedule of Majors and Minors listed after this Regulation.
a) If a student chooses to include two majors in their BA, both majors may be from
4.4a, or one major must be from 4.4a and the second major may be selected from
the following disciplines:
Faculty of Business & Entrepreneurship: Economics, Management, Marketing
Faculty of Science: Computing, Mathematics
Centre for Samoan Studies: Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Samoan Culture,
Samoan Language, Samoan Language and Culture
Faculty of Education: FTT, HPE, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts
b) One minor may be chosen from the following disciplines:
Faculty of Business & Entrepreneurship: Economics, Management, Marketing
Faculty of Science: Computing, Mathematics
Centre for Samoan Studies: Archaeology, Samoan Culture, Samoan Language,
Samoan Language and Culture
c) The non-Arts disciplines which can be included in the BA degree as electives are
those listed in b above, plus Statistics.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per
semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts a student must pass the twenty-four courses specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2007.

SCHEDULE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS MAJORS AND MINORS
􀁸 Archaeology Minor: HSA180; HSA280; HSA380, HSA281
􀁸 Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Major: HSA154, HSA155, HSA180; HSA254, HSA280,
HSA281; HSA354, HSA355, HSA380
􀁸 Chinese Language Minor: HCN100, HCN101; HCN200, HCN201
􀁸 Computing Major (when part of the BA only): Two of HCS181, HCS183, HCS184; plus
three of HCS281, HCS283,HCS284, HCS286, HCS287, HCS288; plus three of HCS381,
HCS383, HCS385, HCS386, HCS387, HCS388
􀁸 Computing Minor: Two of HCS181, HCS183, HCS184; plus two of HCS281, HCS283,
HCS284, HCS286, HCS287, HCS288
􀁸 Economics Major (when part of the BA only): HEC101, HEC102; HEC201, HEC202,
HEC204; plus three of HEC301, HEC307, HEC308, HEC309
􀁸 Economics Minor: HEC101, HEC102; plus two of HEC201, HEC202, HEC204,
􀁸 English Language Major: HEN102, HEN106; HEN202, HEN204, HEN205; HEN304,
HEN306, HEN308
􀁸 English Language Minor: HEN102, HEN106; plus two of HEN202, HEN204, HEN205; plus
HEN304
􀁸 English Language and Literature Major: HEN101, HEN102; plus three 200- level HEN
courses; plus three 300-level HEN courses
􀁸 English Language and Literature Minor: HEN101, HEN102; plus two 200- level HEN
courses; plus one 300-level HEN course
􀁸 English Literature Major: HEN101; plus one of HEN103, HEN104, HEN105; plus
HEN201, HEN203, HEN207; plus three of HEN301, HEN303, HEN305, HEN307
􀁸 English Literature Minor: HEN101; plus one of HEN103, HEN104; plus two of HEN201,
HEN203, HEN207; plus one of HEN301, HEN303, HEN305, HEN307
􀁸 Japanese Language Minor: HJA100, HJA101; HJA200, HJA201
􀁸 Geography Major: HGE100, HGE101; HGE200, HGE201, HGE202; HGE300, HGE301,
HGE302
􀁸 Geography Minor: HGE100, HGE101; HGE200, HGE202; HGE300
􀁸 History Major: HHI104, HHI103 or HHI105; HHI202, HHI205, HHI206; plus three of
HHI301, HHI302, HHI304, HHI306, HHI307
􀁸 History Minor: HHI104; HHI202; plus one of HHI205, HHI206; plus one of HHI301,
HHI302, HHI304, HHI306, HHI307
􀁸 Management Major (eight courses): HMG161, HMG162; plus three of HMG202,
HMG203, HMG204, HMG205; plus three of HMG361, HMG362, HMG364, HMG365,
HMG366
􀁸 Management Minor (4 courses) HMG161, HMG162; and two from HMG202, HMG203,
HMG204, HMG205
􀁸 Marketing Major (eleven courses): HMK101, HMK105; HMK201, HMK202, HMK203,
HMK204; HMK301, HMK302, HMK303, HMK306; plus HMK305 or HMK307, HMK308
􀁸 Marketing Minor: HMK101, HMK105; HMK201, HMK202, HMK203, HMK204,
􀁸 Mathematics Major (when part of the BA only; nine courses): HMA111, HMA121,
HST151; plus three of HMA211, HMA221, HMA222, HMA223, HMA271, HST251; plus
three of HMA300, HMA311, HMA321, HMA323, HST351
􀁸 Mathematics Minor: HMA111, HMA121; plus two of HMA211, HMA221, HMA222,
HMA223, HMA271
􀁸 Media and Journalism Major: HJL100, HJL101, HJL200, HJL201, HJL202, HJL203, HJL300,
HJL301, HJL302
􀁸 Media and Journalism Minor: HJL100, HJL200, HJL201, HJL202, plus one of HJL300,
HJL301
􀁸 Samoan Culture Major: HSA154, HSA155; HSA250, HSA252, HSA254; plus three of
HSA350, HSA352, HSA354, HSA355
􀁸 Samoan Culture Minor: HSA154, HSA180; plus two of HSA250, HSA252,HSA254
􀁸 Samoan Language Major: HSA111, HSA112; HSA204, HSA212, HSA213; HSA311,
HSA312, HSA313
􀁸 Samoan Language Minor: HSA111, HSA112; plus two of HSA204, HSA212, HSA213
􀁸 Samoan Language and Culture Major: Two of HSA111, HSA112, HSA154; plus three of
HSA204, HSA212, HSA213, HSA250, HSA252; plus three of HSA311, HSA312, HSA313,
HSA350, HSA352
􀁸 Samoan Language and Culture Minor: Two of HSA111, HSA112, HSA154; plus two of
HSA204, HSA212, HSA213, HSA250, HSA252
􀁸 Sociology Major: HSO100, HSO101; HSO200, HSO201; plus one of HSO202, HSO203;
plus HSO300; plus two of HSO301, HSO302, HSO303
􀁸 Sociology Minor: HSO100, HSO101; plus two of HSO200, HSO201, HSO202, HSO203;
plus one of HSO300, HSO301, HSO302, HSO303
􀁸 Food and Textile Technology Minor: HFT100, HFT101, HFT200, HFT201, HFT204
􀁸 Health and Physical Education Minor: HPE100, HPE101, HPE200, HPE201, HPE204
􀁸 Music Minor: HMU100, HMU101, HMU200, HMU201, HMU204
􀁸 Performing Arts Minor: HPA100, HPA101, HPA200, HPA201, HPA204
􀁸 Visual Arts Minor: HVA100, HVA101, HVA200, HVA201, HVA204

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS SECONDARY TEACHING (2021)

  1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Arts Secondary Teaching

(BA Sec Tchg) if that applicant has:

1.1. Completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate or equivalent, or

1.2. Completed the requirements for a Diploma in Arts, or

1.3. Mature entry:

  • Is at least 20 as at 1 February in the year of admission, and
  • Has at least three years full-time work experience and/or training.
  1. MODE OF STUDY

Full-time or part-time.

  1. DURATION

Not less than six semesters.

  1. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

4.1 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this

programme consists of twenty-four courses with concentrations of study

(majors/minors) in disciplines. The degree is specifically made up of:

  1. a) a single major (eight courses) in a discipline offered by the Faculty of Arts, eight compulsory courses from the Faculty of Education, plus the compulsory generic minor (four courses), and four electives (totaling 24 courses) OR a minor of four courses in a discipline different from the major, with a minimum of two courses above 100 level.

Major and Minor Disciplines Offered by the Faculty of Arts. See SCHEDULE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS MAJORS AND MINORS listed above this regulation.

4.2 The Faculty of Arts disciplines which can be included in the BA Secondary Teaching (BA Sec Tchg) as majors are: English Language, English Language and Literature, English Literature, Geography, History.

4.3 The disciplines which can be included in the BA Secondary Teaching (BA Sec Tchg) as minors or electives are: Chinese Language, English Language, English Language and Literature, English Literature, French Language, Geography, History, Sociology, Japanese Language: see the SCHEDULE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS MAJORS AND MINORS listed above.

4.4 Compulsory Generic Minor

All students who intend to complete a Bachelor of Arts (Secondary Teaching) must include the following courses in their degree: HCS185, HEN107, HSA100, and HSO102.

4.5 Minor Disciplines Offered by other Faculties & Centres. See the See SCHEDULE OF

BACHELOR OF ARTS MAJORS AND MINORS listed above this regulation.

  1. a) One minor may be chosen from the following disciplines:

Faculty of Business & Entrepreneurship: Economics, Management, Marketing

Faculty of Science: Computing/ Applied Computing, Mathematics

Centre for Samoan Studies: Archaeology, Samoan Culture, Samoan Language,

Samoan Language and Culture

Faculty of Education: Visual Arts, Music, Food and Textiles Technology, Health

and Physical Education. A major in Visual Arts is allowed for the Bachelor of Arts Secondary Teaching.

  1. PROGRAMME LOAD

For full-time students four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

  1. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (Secondary Teaching) a student must pass the twentyfour courses specified in 4 above.

  1. These Regulations are effective from 1 January 2021.

STUDENTS WHO COMMENCED THE BACHELOR OF COMMERCE IN 2016 WILL ENROL IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMME.
STUDENTS WHO COMMENCED THE BACHELOR OF COMMERCE BEFORE 2016 BUT HAVE NOT PASSED 20 OR MORE APPROPRIATE COURSES ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW THE
REGULATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (2016) BELOW.

REGULATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (2016)
Amended 2017

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Commerce if that applicant has:
a) Completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate or equivalent or the NUS
Diploma V in Business, Office Management or Tourism or equivalent.
b) Mature age entry:
i. at least 20 years of age as at 1 February in the year of admission, and
ii. has at least two years full-time relevant work experience and/or training.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior
Learning/Credit & Recognition of Current Competency, this programme consists of twenty four
courses consisting of:
a) ten core courses: HAC111 Introductory Financial Accounting, HEC101 Introductory
Microeconomics, HMG162 Management, Organisations & People, HMK101
Marketing, HCS185 Introduction to Computing, HCL152 Introduction to
Commercial Law, HSA100 Introduction to Samoan History and Society, HMA194
Business Mathematics or HEC104 Economic Statistics, HEN100 Business English, and
HEN107 English for Academic Purposes, and
b) a business major of a further ten courses in one of accounting, economics,
management or marketing, and
c) a business minor (1 x 100 and 3 above 100 level in accounting or economics or
management or marketing or commercial law or finance which is not the chosen
business major) or non-business minor from another Faculty (a maximum of 2 x 100
level degree courses and 2 degree courses above 100 level) or four electives, no more
than 2×100 level courses may be included – some will have to be at 200 level.
See the schedule below for details of majors and minors.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, four courses per semester; part-time students two courses per
semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean or the Dean’s designated staff member.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Bachelor of Commerce a student must pass twenty-four courses as
prescribed above in 4.
A student who has passed sixteen courses with at least six at 200 level and a pass in
HSA100, but has failed at least one 300 level course in the major three times, and there is no alternative, may be awarded a Diploma in Commerce. The student may not continue
with the degree programme.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2016

SCHEDULE OF MAJORS AND MINORS
Business Majors (Choose one)
• Accounting: HAC112, HAC211, HAC212, HAC213 or HAC214, HAC311, HAC312,
HAC313, HAC314, HAC315, HAC390
• Economics: HEC102, HMA121, HEC201, HEC202, HEC204, HEC301, HEC307, HEC308,
HEC305 or HEC309, and HEC390
• Management: HMG161, HMG202, HMG203, HMG204, HMG 205, HMG390 and four
of HMG361, HMG362, HMG364, HMG365, HMG366
• Marketing: HMK105, HMK201, HMK203, HMK205 or HMK208, HMK301, HMK302,
HMK303, HMK306, HMK307, HMK390
Business Minors (Choose one which is not a chosen major)
• Accounting: HAC112 and three of HAC 211, HAC212, HAC213, HAC214, HAC311,
HAC312, HAC313, HAC314, HAC315 – note prerequisites.
• Commercial Law: four of HCL251, HCL252, HCL351, HCL352, HCL356 – note
prerequisites.
• Economics: HEC102 and three of HEC201, HEC202, HEC204, HEC301, HEC305,
HEC307, HEC308, HEC309 – note prerequisites.
• Finance: HBF235, HBF332, HBF335, HBF336 – note prerequisites.
• Management: HMG161 and three of HMG202, HMG203, HMG204, HMG205,
HMG361, HMG362, HMG364, HMG365, HMG366 – note prerequisites.
• Marketing: HMK105 and three of HMK201, HMK203, HMK205, HMK208, HMK301,
HMK302, HMK303, HMK306, HMK307 – note prerequisites.
Non-Business Minors (Four courses – 1 or 2 x100 ,a maximum of 2×100 level, and 2 or 3 x
200/300 level.)
These are available from the Faculties of Arts (English, Geography, History, Sociology),
Science (Computing, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), Education (Music, Visual Arts) and the Centre for Samoan Studies (Samoan Language and/or Culture). Read the
relevant Calendar entries for these subjects.
Note prerequisites especially for Faculty of Science courses.

Note that all students who previously enrolled under the Bachelor of Commerce (2006)
programme and have not passed twenty (20) or more courses will be required to enrol
under the Bachelor of Commerce (2016) programme.

STUDENTS WHO ARE ENROLING IN THE BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (PRIMARY) IN 2016
WILL ENROLL IN THE FOLLOWING (2016) PROGRAMME
STUDENTS WHO ENROLED IN BEd (PRIMARY) IN 2015 OR BEFORE WILL CONTINUE WITH
THE (2013) BEd PROGRAMME

REGULATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (PRIMARY) (2016)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Education (Primary) if that applicant has:
a) Foundation Certificate in Education or equivalent; or
b) A Diploma in Education; or
c) Mature age entry:
i. At least 20 years of age as at 1 February in the year of admission, and has at least three years full-time work experience and/or training.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior
Learning/Credit & Recognition of Current Competency, this programme consists of twentyfour
courses: Core: 2; Content/Pedagogy: 12; Professional: 7; Teaching Practice: 3
In addition, all students enroled in the B.Ed Primary, must pass both HMA071 and HMA072
(or equivalent) before taking HTE155.
(See Schedule 1 for courses)
Year 1: Semester 1: HED101, HTE155, HTE165, HTE166
Semester 2: HED191, HTE164, TCO111/HCS182, HTP160
Year 2: Semester 1: HED260, HTE264, HTE265, HTE267
Semester 2: HED261, HTE266, HEN107, HTP260
Year 3: Semester 1: HED304, HED302, HTP360, HTE367
Semester 2: HED361, HTE360, HTE361, HSA100
*All courses are compulsory

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, four courses per semester; part-time students two courses per
semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean or the Dean’s designated staff member.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Bachelor of Education a student must pass twenty-four courses as
prescribed above in 4.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2016.

SCHEDULE 1:
Core Courses (2):
HEN107, HSA100
Professional Courses (7):
HED101, HED191, HED260, HED261, HED302, HED304, HED361
Teaching Practice Courses (3):
HTP160, HTP260, HTP360
Content/Pedagogical Courses (12):
HTE155 HTE164, HTE165, HTE166, HTE264, HTE265, HTE266, HTE267, HTE360, HTE361,
HTE367, TCO111/HCS182

REGULATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR OF EDUCATION IN ECE (EARLY CHILDHOOD
EDUCATION) (2018)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Education (Primary) if that applicant has:
a) Foundation Certificate in Education or equivalent, or
b) a Diploma in Education, or
c) An equivalent programme, or
d) Mature age entry: at least 20 years of age as at 1 February in the year of admission, and has at least three years full-time work experience and/or training.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior
Learning/Credit & Recognition of Current Competency, this programme consists of twentyfour courses: Core: 2; Content/Pedagogy: 11; ECE: 5; Professional: 3;
Teaching Practice: 3
(See Schedule 1 for courses)
Year 1: Semester 1: HED101, HTE155, HTE165, HTE166
Semester 2: HED100, HTE164, TCO111, HTP160
Year 2: Semester 1: HED211, HTE264, HTE265, HTE267
Semester 2: HED261, HTE266, HED212, HTP260
Year 3: Semester 1: HED311, HED312, HTP360, HTE367
Semester 2: HED361, HTE360, HTE361, HSA100
*All courses are compulsory

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, four courses per semester; part-time students two courses per
semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean or the Dean’s designated staff member.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Bachelor of Education a student must pass twenty-four courses as
prescribed above in 4.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2018

SCHEDULE 1:
Core Courses (2):
TCO111, HSA100
ECE Courses (5):
HED100, HED211, HED212, HED311, HED312
Professional Courses (3):
HED101, HED261, HED361
Teaching Practice Courses (3):
HTP160, HTP260, HTP360
Content/Pedagogical Courses (11):
HTE155 HTE164, HTE165, HTE166, HTE264, HTE265, HTE266, HTE267, HTE360, HTE361,
HTE367

Note: Not offered in 2020, hence no new enrolments accepted until further notice

REGULATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR OF HEALTH SCIENCE (2012)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) if
that applicant has:
a) Completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate (Science) including:
i. for the BHSc in Environmental Health, a pass in HCH031 or equivalent, or
ii. Mature entry:
􀁸 Is at least 20 years of age on 1 February of year of admission, and
􀁸 Has at least two years full-time relevant work experience and/or training, or
b) Qualified for Admission with Standing under the Statute on Recognition of Prior
Learning/Credit.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters full-time, twelve semesters part-time.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 Bachelor of Health Science in Environmental Health.
Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this
programme consists of twenty-four courses: HCH132, HCS183, HEH100, HEH101, HEH102,
HEN107, HSA154, HSC152; HEH200, HEH201, HEH202, HEH203, HEH204, HEH205, HEH206,
HEH207; HEH300, HEH301, HEH302, HEH303, HEH304, HEH305, HNS362; plus one of
HMG362, HMG363, HMG364, HMG365, HNS364.
A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or HSA154
or HSA155 in order to graduate.

REGULATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR OF NURSING (2014)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Nursing if that applicant
has:
a) Foundation Certificate (Nursing) or Foundation Certificate(Science) or equivalent or
b) Passed the Diploma in Nursing 100 level courses with not less than 65% in each
course or
c) On account of age, academic background and the nature of his/her employment or
occupation, a reasonable chance of completing the programme, or
d) Qualified for Admission with Standing – see Statute on Recognition of Prior
Learning/Credit.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Students admitted under 1(b) must pass the following eighteen courses:
HNS163, HSA151 or HSO100, HNS251, HNS253, HNS254, HNS255, HNS261, HNS262,
HNS263, HNS264, HNS351, HNS352, HNS353, HNS361, HNS362, HNS364, HNS365,
HNS366.
Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior
Learning/Credit & Recognition of Current Competency, this programme consists of twentyfour Courses.
The courses are:
Year 1: HNS112, HNS151, HNS161, HNS163, HNS165, HNS166, HSA100 and HAN100 or
HSA151.
Year 2: HNS251, HNS253, HNS254, HNS255, HNS261, HNS262, HNS263, HNS264
Year 3: HNS351, HNS353, HNS361, HNS362,HNS364, HNS365, HNS366.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, four courses per semester; part-time students two courses per
semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment
form, by the Dean of Health Science or the Dean’s designated staff member.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Bachelor of Nursing a student must pass twenty-four courses as
prescribed above in 4.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2014, amended October, 2017.

REGULATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR OF MEDICINE AND BACHELOR OF SURGERY (MBBS) (2017) amended 2018, 2019 and 2020

 

  1. 1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

An applicant shall be admitted to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery if that applicant has successfully completed:

  1. Foundation Certificate (Science) with a minimum aggregate passing grade of 80% in English and best three from the following subjects; Foundation Biology (HBIO11 & HBIO12), Foundation Human Biology (HBIO13 & HBIO14) and Foundation Chemistry (HCH031 & HCH032) or Foundation Mathematics (HMA010) or Foundation Statistics (HST050), or equivalent. The minimum passing grade for English is 70%. Or
  2. A course of study equivalent to that stipulated in (a), or
  3. A Bachelor’s degree in a Health related discipline or a Bachelor of Science with a minimum GPA of 3.5 or a minimum average of B1. A candidate who meets this criterion and also meets the cross credit requirements for the MBBS Year 1 will be eligible to commence from MBBS Year 2. Or
  4. A qualification acceptable to the Dean, Faculty of Health Science, as being equivalent to any of the above, and
  5. Pass the interview facilitated by the Admission Committee.

 

  1. 2. MODE OF STUDY

Full time only.

 

  1. 3. DURATION

A minimum period of six years.

 

  1. 4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Unless credit is granted under the Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning, this programme consists of twenty-nine courses plus the HSA100. The courses are: HMS111, HMS112, HMS119, HMS120, HMS115, HMS116, HMS118, HMS121, HMS200, HMS201, HMS202, HMS203, HMS204, HMS205, HMS300, HMS301, HMS302, HMS303, HMS304, HMS305; HMS400, HMS401, HMS402, HMS403; HMS500, HMS501, HMS502, HMS503; HMS600.

 

  1. 5. PROGRAMME LOAD

First year students – four courses per semester

Second year students – three courses per semester

Third year students– three courses per semester plus HSA100

Fourth and Fifth year students – four courses for the whole year

Sixth year students or Trainee Intern – one course for the whole year

An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean or the Dean’s designated staff member.

 

  1. 6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

To be awarded the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery a student must pass the thirty courses as prescribed in (4) above including the Final Examinations at the end of Year 4 and 5.

 

These regulations were approved by the Senate in October 2020 and were effective in January 2021.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SAMOAN STUDIES (2013)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Samoan Studies if that applicant has:
a) Completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate, or
b) Mature entry:
i. Is at least 20 as at 1 February in the year of admission, and
ii. Has at least three years full-time work experience and/or training.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of twenty-four courses consisting of:
a) Two majors of eight courses each, at least one of which must be
i. Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, or
ii. Samoan Culture, or
iii. Samoan Language, or
iv. Samoan Language and Culture, and the second of which may be a major of eight
courses from any faculty, and
b) One minor of four courses in a discipline different from the majors, with a
minimum of two courses above 100-level, and
c) Four elective courses from at least two other disciplines from any faculty. Students
are encouraged to include HEN102 and HEN107 as elective courses.
4.2 The structure of the majors is:
Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Major: two of HSA100, HSA151? HSA155, HSA180; plus
HSA254, HSA280, HSA281; HSA354, HSA355, HSA380
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Samoan Culture Major: HSA151, HSA100, HSA155; HSA250, HSA252, HSA254; plus three of
HSA350, HSA352, HSA354, HSA355
Samoan Language Major: HSA111, HSA112; HSA151, HSA204, HSA212, HSA213; HSA311,
HSA312, HSA313
Samoan Language and Culture Major: two of HSA111, HSA112, HSA151, HSA100, HSA155;
plus three of HSA204, HSA212, HSA213, HSA250, HSA252, HSA254; plus three of HSA311,
HSA312, HSA313, HSA350, HSA352, HSA354, HSA355.
4.3 A student who opts to take both majors from those listed in 4.2 above:
a. May take only the following major combinations:
i. Archaeology and Cultural Heritage with Samoan Language, or
ii. Archaeology and Cultural Heritage with Samoan Language and Culture, provided
that in the latter major the student must choose courses not counted in the
former major, or
iii. Samoan Culture with Samoan Language, and
b) Must take a minor in a discipline taught outside the Centre for Samoan Studies.
4.4 A student who opts to take only one major from those listed in 4.2 above must also
take a minor from a discipline listed in 4.2.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per
semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the
Enrolment form by the Director, Centre for Samoan Studies or the Director’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To graduate with a Bachelor of Samoan Studies, a student must pass the twenty- four
courses specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2013.

Year 1: Semester 1: HSA111, HSA100, HSA180
Semester 2: HSA112, HSA151, HSA155
Year 2: Semester 1: HSA212, HSA213, HSA250, HSA280, HSA100
Semester 2: HSA204, HSA252, HSA254, HSA281 (should pass HSA180 or any 100
level Samoan course)
Year 3: Semester 1: HSA311, HSA312, HSA350, HAS355, HSA100
Semester 2: HSA313, HSA352, HSA354
*HSA380 is taken between Semester 1 and Semester 2 because it is an Archaeological
Fieldwork course
*To make up the 24 courses required for a major, students will be advised to choose four
courses from other faculties

TULAFONO MO LE FA’AILOGA TIKERI I MATA’UPU TAU SAMOA (2013)

1. AIAIGA MO LE ULUFALE
E mafai e sē ua talosaga mo le fia ulufale i le Tikerī i Matā’upu tau Sāmoa pe āfai o lē olo’o
talosaga mai olo’o iai:
a) so o se Tusi Pasi Fa’avae, ma
e) tagata mātutua:
i. a 20 tausaga le matua iā Fepuari i le tausaga e ulufale ai, ma
ii. ia lē i lalo ifo o le tolu tausaga le tomai mai galuega ma/po o a’oa’oga.

2. FA’ATAUTAIGA O A’OA’OGA
Taimi ‘ātoa fa’atūlagaina pe fa’avaitaimi (na o le taimi māsani o ā’oga i le ao e a’oa’oina ai).

3. ‘UMI
Le i lalo ifo o vaitu’uaga e ono.

4. FA’ATŪLAGAGA O LE POLOKALAME
4.1 Vāganā ua tu’uina atu ni togi i lalo o aiaiga o tomai ua ausia/tulāfono o togi, o lenei
polokalame e luasefulufā matā’upu:
a) lua vāega fa’apitoa e ta’i valu matā’upu, se tasi o
i. Tala’eli ma Aganu’u Tu’ufa’asolo e Aganu’u Sāmoa
ii. Gagana Sāmoa
iii. Gagana ma Aganu’u Sāmoa, ma ae o lona lua o vāega fa’apitoa e valu matā’upu mai se isi polokalame, ma
iv. se vāega lāiti, e fā ni matā’upu mai se isi vāega, ma ia le itiiti i le lua matā’upu i le
tulaga 100, ma
v. ia fā ni matā’upu filifilia mai nisi vāega se lua. E fautuaina le resitala mo matā’upu
HEN102 ma le HEN107.
4.2 Fa’agāsologa o Matā’upu Fa’apitoa:
Matā’upu Fa’apitoa i le Tala’eli ma le Aganu’u Tu’ufa’asolo: lua mai le HSA100, HSA151,
HSA155, HSA180; ma le HSA254, HSA280, HSA281; HSA354, HSA355, HSA380
Matā’upu Fa’apitoa i le Aganu’u Sāmoa: HSA100, HSA151, HSA155; HSA250,
HSA252, HSA254; ma le tolu mai le HSA350, HSA352, HSA354, HSA355
Matā’upu Fa’apitoa i le Gagana Sāmoa: HSA111, HSA112, HSA151; HSA204,
HSA212, HSA213; HSA311, HSA312, HSA313
Matā’upu Fa’apitoa i le Gagana Sāmoa ma le Aganu’u Sāmoa: Lua mai le HSA111, HSA112,
HSA100, HSA155; ma le tolu mai le HSA204, HSA212, HSA213, HSA250, HSA252, HSA254;
ma le tolu mai le HSA311, HSA312, HSA313, HSA350, HSA352, HSA354, HSA355.
4.3 A filifili e ‘ave uma polokalame fa’apitoa, e lua mai vāega o lo’o taua i le 4.2 i
luga:
a) e tatau ona ‘ave matā’upu nei:
i. Tala’eli ma Aganu’u Tu’ufa’asolo ma le Gagana Sāmoa
ii. Tala’eli ma Aganu’u Tu’ufa’asolo, faatasi ai ma le Gagana ma le Aganu’u. Peita’i e
le tatau ona taulia ai matā’upu ua uma ona ‘aveina i le vāega fa’apitoa
iii. Aganu’u ma le Gagana Sāmoa, ma
iv. e tatau ona ‘ave sana polokalame o vāega lāiti mai polokalame ma isi vāega e ‘ese mai i matā’upu a le CSS.
4.4 Afai e filifili le polokalame fa’apitoa mai matā’upu ua taua i luga 4.2, e tatau fo’i la
ona ave se vāega laititi mai matā’upu i le 4.2.

5. TAPULA’A O LE POLOKALAME
Mo tagata ā’o’oga olo’o a’o’oga i le taimi ‘ātoa e fā matā’upu i le vaitu’uaga, mo tagata
ā’o’oga fa’avaitaimi e lua matā’upu i le vaitu’uaga. O le maualuga atu po o le i lalo ifo ma le tapula’a o le polokalame e tatau ona iai se fa’atagaga ma sainia le pepa ulufale e le
Tūlāmalae o le Laumua o Matā’upu tau Sāmoa.

6. AIAIGA O LE POLOKALAME
Mo le fa’au’uina o le Tikerī i Matā’upu tau Sāmoa, e tatau i le tagata ā’oga ona pasi matā’upu e luasefulufā e pei ona tā’ua i luga.

7. Na fa’amamaluina nei tulāfono e le aso muamua o Iānuari, 2013.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (2006)
Amended 2015

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Science if that applicant has
completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate (Science) or equivalent.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or
HSA154 or HSA155 in order to graduate.
4.2 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute this programme consists of twenty-four courses selected from one of the options appearing
in the schedule at the end of these regulations.
4.3 An extra 300-level course already passed by a student can be credited for 200-level or a 100-level course that a student has not done but requires to complete his/her programme. Similarly an extra 200-level course can be credited for a 100- level course.
But you cannot credit an extra lower-level course upwards for a higher-level course.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, four 100-level or three 200- or 300-level courses per semester, for part time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and
signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To graduate with a Bachelor of Science a student must pass the twenty-four courses specified
in 4.2 above, including HMA171 and/or HCS182, HEN107, HSA100 and HSC267.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2016.

SCHEDULE
The Bachelor of Science (BSc) programme has three options:
a) Option 1 – A single major and either electives or at least one minor, or
b) Option 2 – A major and two minors, or
c) Option 3 – A double major
The total number of courses by level depends on which option is followed.
For Options 1 and 2:
a) At least 11 x 100-level courses
b) At least 9 x 200-level courses
c) At least 4 x 300-level courses
For Option 3:
a) At least 11 x 100-level courses
b) At least 7 x 200-level courses
c) At least 6 x 300-level courses

1. DEFINITIONS OF A MAJOR
1.1. A Single Major (Option 1)
a) A single major in the BSc programme is a set of twelve courses approved by the Faculty of Science to define a major in applied computing or computing or
environmental science or life sciences or mathematics or physical sciences which
complies with the following structure:
At least 3 x 100-level courses
At least 3 x 200-level courses
At least 3 x 300-level courses
1.2. A Major and Two Minors (Option 2)
b) A major in the BSc programme is a set of nine courses approved by the Faculty of Science to define a major in applied computing or computing or environmental
science or life sciences or marine science or mathematics or physical sciences which complies with the following structure:
At least 2 x 100-level courses
At least 2 x 200-level courses
At least 3 x 300-level courses
1.3. A Double Major (Option 3)
c) A double major in the BSc programme is a set of eight or nine courses per major,
approved by the Faculty of Science to define a major in applied computing or
computing or environmental science or life sciences or marine science or
mathematics or physical sciences which complies with the following structure:
At least 2 x 100-level courses
At least 2 x 200-level courses
At least 3 x 300-level courses

2. DEFINITION OF A MINOR
a) A minor in the BSc programme is a set of four or five courses approved by the Faculty of Science to define a minor area of concentration different from that of the major(s), which
complies with the following structure:
At least 2 x 100-level courses
At least 2 x courses above 100-level

3. DEFINITION OF AN ELECTIVE
b) An elective is a course from a discipline different from those of the major and minor.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 Option 1 – A Single Major
Option 1.1: Single major in mathematics; one minor; science electives; plus 4 generic courses
Major
(12 courses)
Minor
(4 or 5 courses)
Electives
(3 or 4 courses)
Generic
(4 courses)
Mathematics Any minor from inside
or outside the Faculty
(e.g. Archaeology or
others)
Biology, Chemistry,
Computing,
Geography, Physics,
Technology, Applied
Computing
HEN107,
HCS182,
HSC267,
HSA100
Option 1.2: Single major in mathematics; one minor from the Science Department; electives;
plus 4 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(12 courses) (4 or 5 courses) (3 or 4 courses) (4 courses)
Mathematics Biology or Chemistry
or Marine Science or
Physics or Technology
Any course from
inside or outside the Faculty
HEN107,
HCS182,
HSC267,
HSA100
Option 1.3: Single major in computing or applied computing; one minor; science electives;
plus 4 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(12 courses) (4 or 5 courses) (3 or 4 courses) (4 courses)
Computing or
Applied
Computing
Any minor from inside
or outside the Faculty
(e.g. Archaeology
or others)
Biology, Chemistry,
Geography, Physics,
Technology
HEN107,
HMA171,
HSC267,
HSA100
Option 1.4: Single major in computing or applied computing; one minor from the Science
Department; electives; plus 4 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(12 courses) (4 or 5 courses) (3 or 4 courses) (4 courses)
Computing or
Applied
Computing
Biology or Chemistry or
Marine Science or
Physics or Technology
Any course from
inside or
outside the Faculty
HEN107,
HMA171,
HSC267,
HSA100
Option 1.5: Single major in computing, or applied computing or mathematics; two minors, at
least one of which is from the Science Department; plus 4 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(12 courses) (2 x 4 courses) (4 courses)
Computing or
Applied
Computing or
Mathematics
Biology or Chemistry or
Marine Science or Physics or
Technology; plus a second minor from inside or outside the Faculty (e.g. Archaeology
or others)
HEN107, (HMA171
or HCS182),
HSC267, HSA100
Option 1.6: Single major in computing or applied computing or mathematics; eight electives at least four of which are from inside the Faculty; plus 4 generic courses
Major
(12 courses)
Minor
Electives
(8 courses)
Generic
(4 courses)
Computing or Applied
Computing or
Mathematics
At least four courses
from inside the Faculty
HEN107, (HMA171
or HCS182), HSC267,
HSA100
Option 1.7: Single major in environmental science or life sciences or physical sciences; two
minors, at least one of which is from inside the Faculty; plus 4 generic courses
Major
(12 courses)
Minor
(2 x 4 courses)
Electives
Generic
(4 courses)
Environmental Science or
Life Sciences
or Physical
Sciences
Computing, or Applied
Computing or
Mathematics; plus a second
minor from inside or
outside the Faculty (e.g.
Archaeology or others)
HEN107,
(HMA171 or
HCS182),
HSC267,
HSA100
Option 1.8: Single major in environmental science or life sciences or physical sciences; one
minor; electives; plus 5 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(12 courses) (4 or 5 courses) (2 or 3 courses) (5 courses)
Environmental Science or Life Sciences or
Physical Sciences
Any minor from inside or
outside the Faculty (e.g.
Archaeology
or others)
Any course from
inside or outside the Faculty
HEN107,
HMA171,
HCS182,
HSC267,
HSA100
Option 1.9: Single major in environmental science or life sciences or physical sciences; seven
electives; plus 5 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(12 courses) (7 courses) (5 courses)
Environmental Science
or Life Sciences or
Physical Sciences
Any course from
inside or outside the Faculty
HEN107, HMA171,
HCS182, HSC267,
HSA100
4.2 Option 2 – A Major and Two Minors
Option 2.1: A major in mathematics; two minors, at least one of which is from the Science
Department; plus 4 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(9 courses) (2 x 4 or 5 courses) (1 to 3 courses) (4 courses)
Mathematics Biology or Chemistry or
Marine Science or Physics
or Technology; plus a
second
minor from inside or
outside the
Faculty (e.g. Archaeology
or others)
Any course from
inside or
outside the Faculty
HEN107,
HCS182,
HSC267,
HSA100
Option 2.2: A major in computing or applied computing; two minors, at least one of which is
from the Science Department; plus 4 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(9 courses) (2 x 4 or 5 courses) (1 to 3 courses) (4 courses)
Computing or
Applied
Computing
Biology or Chemistry or
Marine Science or Physics
or Technology;
plus a second
minor from inside or
outside the Faculty (e.g.
Archaeology or others)
Any course from inside or outside the Faculty
HEN107,
HMA171,
HSC267,
HSA100
Option 2.3: A major in chemistry or environmental science or life sciences or marine science
or physical sciences; two minors, at least one of which is from inside the Faculty; plus 4
generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(9 courses) (2 x 4 or 5 courses) (1 to 3 courses) (4 courses)
Chemistry or
Environmental Science or Life Sciences or
Marine Science
or Physical Sciences
Computing or Applied
Computing or
Mathematics; plus a
second minor from inside
or outside the Faculty (e.g.
Archaeology or others)
Any course from
inside or
outside the Faculty
HEN107,
(HMA171 or
HCS182),
HSC267,
HSA100
4.3 Option 3 – Double Major
Option 3.1: Majors in mathematics and computing or applied computing; science electives;
plus 4 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(18 courses) (2 courses) (4 courses)
Mathematics (9) plus
Computing (9) or
Applied Computing (9)
Biology, Chemistry,
Geography, Physics,
Technology
HEN107, (HMA171
or HCS182), HSC267,
HSA100
Option 3.2: Majors in mathematics and computing or applied computing; a minor from the
Science Department; plus 4 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(17 courses) (4 courses) (4 courses)
Mathematics
(9) plus Computing
(8) or Applied
Computing (9)
Biology or Chemistry or
Marine Science or Physics
or Technology
HEN107, (HMA171
or HCS182), HSC267,
HSA100
Option 3.3: Majors in chemistry or environmental science or life sciences or marine science
or physical sciences and mathematics; electives; plus 4 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(18 courses) (2 courses) (4 courses)
Chemistry or Environmental
Science or Life Sciences or
Marine Science or Physical
Sciences (9) plus Mathematics
Any course from
inside or
outside the Faculty
HEN107,
HCS182,
HSC267,
HSA100
Option 3.4: Majors in chemistry or environmental science or life sciences or marine science
or physical sciences and computing or applied computing; electives; plus 4 generic courses
Major Minor Electives Generic
(17 or 18 courses) (2 or 3 courses) (4 courses)
Chemistry or Environmental
Science or Life Sciences or
Marine Science or
Physical Sciences (9) plus
Computing (8
or 9)
Any course from inside
or outside the Faculty
HEN107,
HMA171,
HSC267,
HSA100

SCHEDULE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE MAJORS AND MINORS
􀁸 Applied Computing Minor: five from the following: Any two from: HCS183, HCS184,
HCS187, HCS188, plus Any two from HCS283, HCS284, HCS287, HCS288, plus one from:
HCS383, HCS385, HCS386, HCS387, HCS388
􀁸 Applied Computing (twelve courses): Any three from: HCS183, HCS184, HCS187, HCS188;
plus HCS283, HCS284, HCS287, HCS288, HCS383, HCS385, HCS386, HCS387 and HCS388
􀁸 Applied Computing (nine courses): Any three from: HCS183, HCS184, HCS187, HCS188; plus
three from: HCS283, HCS284, HCS287, HCS288; and three from: HCS383, HCS385, HCS386,
HCS387, HCS388
􀁸 Biology Minor: four or five of HBI111, HBI112; HBI211, HBI212; HBI311, HBI312
􀁸 Chemistry Major (9 courses): HCH131, HCH132, HCH133, HCH231, HCH232, HCH233,
HCH331, HCH332, HCH333
􀁸 Chemistry Minor: four or five of HCH131, HCH132; HCH231, HCH232; HCH331, HCH332
􀁸 Computing Major (twelve courses): HCS181, HCS183, HCS184; HCS281, HCS283, HCS284,
HCS286; HCS381, HCS383, HCS385, HCS386, HCS387
􀁸 Computing Major (nine courses): HCS181, HCS183, HCS184; HCS281, HCS283, HCS286;
HCS381, HCS383; plus one of HCS385, HCS386, HCS387
􀁸 Computing Major (eight courses): HCS181, HCS183, HCS184; HCS281, HCS286; HCS381,
HCS386, HCS387
􀁸 Computer Applications Minor: HCS183, HCS184; HCS283; HCS383
􀁸 Computer Programming Minor: HCS181; HCS281, HCS286; HCS381, except when combined
with a Mathematics major which contains HCS181, substitute HCS284 for HCS181
􀁸 Environmental Science Major (twelve courses): HBI111, HBI112, HCH131, HCH132; HBI211,
HBI212, HCH231; HBI311, HBI312, HCH332; plus (HCH232, HNS264) or (HGE100, HGE201)
􀁸 Environmental Science Major (nine courses): HBI112, HCH131, HCH132; HBI211, HCH231;
HBI311, HCH232, HCH331, HCH332
􀁸 Life Sciences Major (twelve courses): HBI111, HBI112, HCH131, HCH132; HBI211, HBI212,
HCH231 HBI311, HBI312, HCH332; plus (HCH232, HNS264) or (HCH232, HPH221) or
(HCH232, HCH331) or (HGE100, HGE201)
􀁸 Life Sciences Major (nine courses): HBI112 (or HBI111), HCH131, HCH132; HBI211, HBI212,
HCH231, HCH232; HBI311 (or HBI312), HCH331(or HCH332)
􀁸 Marine Science Major (9 courses): HBI111, HBI112, HBI113, HBI211, HBI212, HBI213,
HBI311, HBI312, HBI313
􀁸 Marine Science Minor (5 courses): HBI112, HBI211, HBI113, HBI213, HBI313
􀁸 Mathematics Major (twelve courses): HMA111, HMA121; HMA211, HMA222; HMA311,
HMA321; plus either (HCS181, HMA221, HMA223, HMA271, HMA300, HMA323) or
(HST151, HMA221, HMA271, HST251, HMA300, HST351) or (HCS181, HST151, HMA223,
HMA271, HMA300, HMA323) or (HCS181, HST151, HMA223, HMA323, HST251, HST351)
􀁸 Mathematics Major (9 courses): HMA111, HMA121; HMA211, HMA222; HMA311,
HMA321; plus either (HMA221, HMA271, HMA300) or (HCS181, HMA223, HMA323) or
(HST151, HMA271, HMA300) or (HST151 or HST152, HST251, HST351) or (HMA131,
HMA221, HMA300) or (HST152, HST251, HMA300)
􀁸 Mathematics Minor: HMA111, HMA121; HMA211, HMA222; plus (optional) one further
200- or 300-level HMA course
􀁸 Physical Sciences Major (twelve courses): HPH121, HPH122, HTC151, HTC152; HPH221,
HPH222, HTC251, HTC252; HPH321, HPH322, HTC351, HTC352
􀁸 Physical Sciences Major (nine courses): HPH121, HPH122, HTC151; HPH221, HPH222,
HTC251; HPH321, HPH322, HTC351 or HCT352
􀁸 Physics Minor: four or five of HPH121, HPH122; HPH221, HPH222; HPH321, HPH322
􀁸 Technology Minor: four or five of HTC151, HTC152; HTC153; HTC251, HTC252; HTC351,
HTC352

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (SECONDARY
TEACHING) (2013)
Amended 2015

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
1.1. An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Science (Secondary Teaching) if that applicant:
a) Completed the requirements for:
i. a Foundation Certificate (Science) or a Foundation Certificate (Agriculture), or
ii. a certificate or diploma in computing, mathematics or science, or
iii. a diploma or bachelor’s degree in education, or
b) Mature entry:
i. is at least 20 years of age on 1 February of year of admission, and
ii. has at least three years of secondary teaching experience in at least one of biology,
chemistry, computing, design technology, mathematics or physics, or
c) Qualified for Admission with Standing as detailed in the Recognition of Prior
Learning/Credit Statute.
1.2. Students admitted under clause 1.1a above must have passes in the following courses:
a) for the computing option: HCS081
b) for the life sciences option: HBI011, HBI012, HCH031, HCH032
c) for the mathematics and statistics option: either HMA010 or HMA030; plus HMA020,
HST050
d) for the physical sciences option: HPH021, HPH022, HTC051, HTC052

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or
HSA154 or HSA155 in order to graduate.
4.2 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of twenty-four courses selected from one of the options appearing in the Schedule at the end of these regulations.
4.3 An extra 300-level course already passed by a student can be credited for a 200-level or a 100-level course that a student has not done but requires to complete his/her programme. Similarly an extra 200-level course can be credited for a 100-level course.
But you cannot credit an extra lower-level course upwards for a higher-level course.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students three or four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses
per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the
Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To graduate with a Bachelor of Science (Secondary Teaching) a student must pass the twentyfour courses specified in 4.2 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2013.

SCHEDULE
Computing Option
a) Computing Strand (nine courses): HCS181, HCS183, HCS184; HCS281,
b) HCS283, HCS286; HCS381, HCS383, HCS385; plus
c) Education Strand (eight courses): HED101, HED102, HED191, HTP103;
d) HED202, HTE254, HTP203; plus one other 200-level HED course; plus
e) Electives (three courses): either (HMA111, HMA211, HMA300) or (HBI111, HBI212, HBI312)
or (HBI112, HBI211, HBI311) or (HCH131, HCH132, HCH231) or (HPH121, HPH221, HPH322)
or (HTC151; plus HTC251 or HTC252; plus HTC351 or HTC352) or (any three HSA courses for candidates under the Teacher Upgrade project). Students who take HCH electives must
substitute any 300-level course HED for the 200-level HED course in the Education strand;
plus
f) Generic (4 courses): either (HEN107, HMA171, HSA100, HSC267 or HED302) or (HMA111,
HMA121, HST151, HMA211 or HST251)
Life Sciences Option
a) Life Sciences Strand (twelve courses): HBI111, HBI112, HCH131, HCH132, HBI211, HBI212,
HCH231, HCH232, HBI311, HBI312, HCH331, HCH332; plus
b) Education Strand (eight courses): HED101, HED102, HED191, HTP103;
c) HED202, HTE252, HTP203; plus one other 200-level HED course; plus
d) Generic (4 courses): either (HEN107, HMA171, HCS182 or HSA100, HSC267 or HED302) or
(HMA111, HMA121, HST151, HMA211 or HST251)
Mathematics and Statistics Option
a) Mathematics and Statistics Strand (nine courses): HMA111, HMA121, HST151 or HST152;
HMA211, HMA222, HST251; HMA311, HMA321 or HMA300, HST351; plus
b) Education Strand (eight courses): HED101, HED102, HED191, HTP103;
c) HED202, HTE258, HTP203; plus one other 200-level HED course; plus
d) Electives (three courses): either (HBI111, HBI212, HBI312) or (HBI112, HBI211, HBI311) or
(HCH131, HCH132, HCH231) or (HCS181, HCS281, HCS381) or (HCS183, HCS184, HCS283),
(HPH121, HPH221, HPH322) or (HTC151; plus HTC251 or HTC252; plus HTC351 or HTC352) or (any three HSA courses for candidates under the Teacher Upgrade project). Students
who take HCH or HCS electives must substitute any 300-level HED course for the 200-level
HED course in the Education strand; plus
e) Generic (4 courses): either (HEN107, HSA100, HCS182, HSC267 or HED302) or (HMA111,
HMA121, HST151, HMA211 or HST251)
Physical Sciences Option
a) Physical Sciences Strand (twelve courses): HPH121, HPH122, HTC151, HTC152; HPH221,
HPH222, HTC251, HTC252; HPH321, HPH322, HTC351, HTC352; plus
b) Education Strand (eight courses): HED101, HED102, HED191, HTP103; HED202, HTE252,
HTP203; plus one other 200-level HED course; plus
c) Generic (4 courses): either (HEN107, HMA171, HCS182 or HSA100, HSC267 or HED302) or
(HMA111, HMA121, HST151, HMA211 or HST251)

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF TECHNICAL AND
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (2013)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Technical and Vocational
Education and Training if that applicant:
a) Has completed the requirements for at least a Certificate III vocational or technical
qualification and has either three years’ experience as an instructor in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) or has five years relevant work experience,
or
b) Has qualified for Admission with Standing – see Statute on Recognition of Prior
Learning/Credit.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Regulations,
this programme consists of twenty-four courses: eight from the General Strand, eight from the Technical Strand and eight from either the Management Strand or the Education Strand as prescribed in the schedule at the end of these regulations.
4.2 The maximum number of courses that may be credited towards a Bachelor of Technical and Vocational Education and Training is eight.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students four courses per semester, part-time students two courses per
semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To graduate with a Bachelor of Technical and Vocational Education and Training a student must pass the twenty-four courses specified in 4 above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2013.

SCHEDULE
General Strand: TCO111, HSA100, , HVE111, HVE211, HVE212, plus three elective courses,
at least one of which must be above 100-level
Technical Strand: HVE141, HVE142, HVE241, HVE242, HVE243, HVE341, HVE342, HVE343
Education Strand: HNS163, HVE121; HVE221, HVE222, HVE223, HVE311, HVE321, HVE322
Management Strand: HMG161, HMG162, HMG203, HMG204, HMG206, HMG361,
HMG362, HMG366

Honours Degrees

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (HONOURS)
(2013)
Amended 2017

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) if that
applicant:
a) has completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce at NUS with an average grade of at least B2 from the courses in their major(s) plus a minimum B3
pass in HEN107 or equivalent, , or
b) has graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from NUS before April 2007 with an average grade of at least B2 from the courses in their major, or
c) has an equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution at a standard
satisfactory to the Dean of Business and Entrepreneurship.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time (day and evening classes).

3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or
HSA154 or HSA155 in order to graduate.
4.2 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of three courses: HCO590, HCO591, HSA501.
4.3 A candidate for the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) admitted under 1(a) above may
elect to discontinue the programme of study for the honours degree and be awarded a Bachelor of Commerce.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students:
Semester 1: HCO590, HSA501 Semester 2: HCO591
For part-time students:
Semester 1: HCO590, HSA501 Semesters 2 and 3: HCO591
An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by
the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) a student must pass, with an overall grade equivalent to H3, the three courses specified in 4.2 above in addition to the
successful completion of the Bachelor of Commerce requirements.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2013.

Master's Degrees

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARTS (2020)

 1.  ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

An applicant shall be admitted to the Master of Arts if that applicant has:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with at least a B3 average or
  2. A relevant qualification and experience as determined by the Post Graduate Committee and subject to the National University of Samoa General Statutes and Regulations on entry requirements
  3. Be part of any other equivalent programme approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and within the University

2.  MODE OF STUDY

Full-time or Part-time.

3.  DURATION

  1. A full-time student will normally complete the programme in one academic year. If a Thesis is required; it must be passed within two years of the date of first registration in the Masters programme, unless the Postgraduate Committee of Senate determines
  2. A part-time student will normally complete the programme in two academic If a thesis is required, it must be passed within four years of the date of first registration in the Masters programme, unless the Postgraduate Committee of Senate determines otherwise.

4.  PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Learners seeking credit for previous successful study at the postgraduate level must seek advice from the Dean of the Faculty of Arts who may make a recommendation to the Postgraduate Committee and Senate. Credit can only be given for coursework.

The following options are available for the candidate who wishes to pursue the programme:

Option 1: Coursework plus Minor Thesis (25,000 Words)

1 Core Course (either HSA501 or HSC500) plus Five 500 level courses selected from HEN581; HEN580; HGE507; HGE508; HGE509; HHI570; HHI571; HHI572, HSO590; HTE589 plus a

supervised minor thesis (HFA600a: 25,000 words) on a topic approved by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate.

First Year of the Programme – 6 Courses: Core (HSA501 or HSC500) plus 5 courses selected from HGE507, 508; HGE509; HEN580, 581; HHI570, 571; HHI572; HSO590, HTE589.

Second Year of the Programme – HFA600a: Minor Thesis. 25,000 words

Option 2: Coursework and an MA Minor Thesis (35,000 words)

1 Core Course (either HSA501 or HSC500) plus Three 500 level courses from HEN581; HEN580; HGE507; HGE508; HGE509; HHI570; HHI571; HHI572; HSO590; HTE589 plus a supervised minor

thesis (HFA600b: 35,000 words)

First Year of the Programme – Either HSA501 or HSC500 plus 3 discipline specific courses from HGE507,508,HGE509 ;HEN580,581; HHI570,571;HHI572; HSO590, HTE589.

Second Year of the Programme HFA600b: Minor Thesis(35,000 words)

Option 3: Thesis

A supervised thesis of 50,000 words on a topic approved by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate.

1 Core Course (HSA501 or HSC500) + HFA600: Thesis (50,000 words).

First Year of the Programme Either HSA501: Research Methods OR HSC500: Research in the Sciences plus HFA600: Thesis (50,000 words) spread across the 2 years.

Second Year of the ProgrammeHFA600: Thesis (50,000 words) continuation from first year.

5.  SUPERVISOR

The Dean of the Faculty of Arts shall recommend to the Postgraduate Committee of Senate, the name(s) of a supervisor(s) for each applicant who is enrolled in a thesis(s).

6.  PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

To graduate with a Master of Arts, a student must pass all prescribed coursework and pass the thesis or the minor thesis and courses or the courses and the project/independent study as stated in 4 above. Students selecting the thesis option must comply with the Regulations for the Master’s Degree by Thesis.

7.  These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2021.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SAMOAN STUDIES (2012)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be admitted to the Master of Samoan Studies if that applicant has:
a. Completed the requirements for a Postgraduate Diploma in Samoan Studies with at least a B3 average, or
b. Completed the requirements for an honours degree approved by the Director, Centre for Samoan Studies (CSS), or
c. A qualification and/or experience acceptable to the CSS Director as equivalent to a or b, and
d. Been confirmed, by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate, as eligible to be admitted.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
a. A full-time student will normally complete the programme in one academic year. If registered for a thesis, a full-time student must pass the thesis within three years of
the date of first registration unless the Postgraduate Committee of Senate determines otherwise.
b. A part-time student will normally complete the programme in two academic years. If registered for a thesis, a part-time student must pass the thesis within four years of
the date of first registration unless the Postgraduate Committee of Senate determines otherwise.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1. A student must complete one of the following five options:
Option 1 Thesis
A supervised thesis of 50,000 words on a topic approved by the Postgraduate Committee
of Senate. A student admitted under 1b and 1c above may be required to pass HSA500 and
HSA501.
Option 2 Dissertation plus Three Postgraduate Courses
A supervised dissertation of 25,000 words on a topic approved by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate; plus three 500-level courses not previously passed. A student
admitted under 1b and 1c above may be required to pass HSA500 and HSA501.
Option 3 Coursework Only
Six 500-level courses not previously passed. A student admitted under 1b and 1c above may be required to pass HSA500 and HSA501.
4.2. To change option a student must obtain the approval of the CSS Director.
4.3. A student’s eligibility for credit for postgraduate courses previously passed may, on the recommendation of the Director of Samoan Studies, be considered by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate. Normally over half of a student’s master’s
programme must be completed at NUS.

5. SUPERVISION
The CSS Director shall recommend to the Postgraduate Committee the name(s) of a supervisor(s) for each applicant enrolled in Options 1 to 3 above.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To graduate with a Master of Samoan Studies, a student must pass the supervised thesis and any additional prescribed coursework, or must pass one of the combinations of taught
courses and research writing prescribed in 4.1 above. A student enrolled for Option 1 must comply with the Regulations for the Master’s Degree by Thesis.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 July, 2012

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (2013)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be admitted to the Master of Development Studies if that applicant has:
a. An honours degree approved by the Director, Centre for Samoan Studies (CSS), or
b. Completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies with at least a B3 average, or
c. A qualification and/or experience acceptable to the CSS Director as equivalent to a)
or b), and
d. Been confirmed as eligible to be admitted by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.

3. DURATION
a) A full-time student will normally complete the programme in one academic year. If a thesis is required, it must be passed within two years of the date of first registration
in the Masters programme, unless the Postgraduate Committee of Senate determines otherwise.
b) A part-time student will normally complete the programme in two academic years. If a thesis is required, it must be passed within four years of the date of first
registration in the Masters programme, unless the Postgraduate Committee of Senate determines otherwise.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Students seeking credit for previous successful study at the postgraduate level, must seek advice from the CSS Director who may make a recommendation to the Postgraduate
Committee and Senate. Normally, most of the programme has to be taken at NUS. For Option 2 or Option 3 credit will only be considered for coursework and must be
recommended by the Postgraduate Committee and approved by Senate.
OPTION 1 Thesis
A supervised thesis of 50,000 words on a topic approved by the Postgraduate Committee
of Senate. Students admitted under 1-a), 1-c) or 1-d) may be required to pass other
courses (e.g. HDS500, HDS501, HSA501).
OPTION 2 Minor Thesis
A supervised dissertation of 25,000 words on a topic approved by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate and three 500 level courses not previously passed. Students
admitted under 1-a, 1-c) or 1-d) may be required to pass HDS500, HDS501 and HSA501 as
part of the three if similar courses have not been passed.
OPTION 3 Coursework Only
Six 500 level approved courses not previously passed. Students admitted under 1- a), 1-c) or 1-d) may be required to pass HDS500, HDS501 and HSA501 as part of the six if similar courses have not been passed. Students may only change their selected option with the approval of the Director, Centre for Samoan Studies.

5. SUPERVISOR
The CSS Director shall recommend to the Postgraduate Committee of Senate, the name(s) of a supervisor(s) for each applicant who is enrolled in a thesis(s).

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To graduate with a Master of Development Studies, a student must pass any additional prescribed coursework and pass the thesis or the minor thesis and courses or the courses and the project/independent study as stated in 4 above. Students selecting the thesis option must comply with the Regulations for the Master’s Degree by Thesis.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 July, 2013.

Full-time
Option 1 (1-2 academic years): HDS600A&HDS600B, a thesis of 50,000 words
Option 2 (1-2 academic years): HDS601A&HDS601B, a minor thesis of 25,000 words, and
Coursework (3 courses)
Option 3 (1-2 academic years): Coursework only (6 courses)
Part-time
Option 1 (2-4 academic years): HDS600A&HDS600B, a thesis of 50,000 words
Option 2 (2-4 academic years): HDS601A&HDS601B, a minor thesis of 25,000 words, and
Coursework (3 courses)
Option 3 (2-4 academic years): Coursework only (6 courses)

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF EDUCATION (2015)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be admitted to the Master of Education if that applicant has:
a) An honours degree approved by the Dean of Education, or
b) Completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education with at least
a B3 average, or
c) A qualification and/or experience acceptable to the Dean as equivalent to a) or b), and
d) Has been confirmed as eligible to be admitted by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Part-time.

3. DURATION
A part-time student will normally complete the programme in two academic years. If a
thesis is required, it must be passed within four years of the date of first registration in the Masters programme, unless the Postgraduate Committee determines otherwise.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Students seeking credit for previous successful study at the postgraduate level must seek advice from the Dean of Education who may make a recommendation to the Postgraduate
Committee and Senate. Normally most of the programme is taken at NUS. For options, B-C
credit will only be considered for coursework and must be recommended by the Postgraduate Committee and approved by Senate.
OPTION A: Thesis
A supervised thesis of 50,000 words on a topic approved by the Postgraduate Committee of
Senate. Students admitted under 1a and 1c may be required to pass other courses.
OPTION B: Dissertation
A supervised dissertation of 16,000 words on a topic approved by the Postgraduate Committee of Senate and four 500 level courses not previously passed. Students admitted
under 1a and 1c will be required to pass HED580, HED582, HED586 and HED588 as part of the four if similar courses have not been passed.
OPTION C: Coursework only
Six 500 level approved courses not previously passed. Students admitted under 1a and 1c will be required to pass HED580, HED582, HED586 and HED588 part of the six if similar
courses have not been passed. Students may only change their selected option with the approval of the Dean, Faculty of Education.
Core courses:
HED580 Issues of Education in Samoa
HED582 Supervision and Mentoring
HED586 Education Policy
HED588 Curriculum Theory and Practice
Electives: [Choose 2]
HSA500 Approaches to Samoan Studies
HSA503 In-Depth Study of Samoan Language
HDS501 Project and Programme Design and Evaluation
HDS503 or HDS504 Special Topic in Development Studies
HSC580 Global Environment Issues and Samoa
HSC581 Climate Change
HSC583 Disaster Management
HTE589 Applied Linguistics and Language Learning Issues

5. SUPERVISOR
The Dean shall recommend to the Postgraduate Committee of Senate, the name(s) of a supervisor(s) for each applicant who is enroled in a thesis.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To graduate with a Master of Education a student must pass any additional prescribed coursework and pass the thesis, or the minor thesis and courses, or the courses as stated
in 4 above. Students selecting the thesis option must comply with the Regulations for the Master’s Degree by Thesis.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 July, 2015.

THIS PROGRAMME IS NOT OFFERED IN 2020
REGULATIONS FOR THE MASTER OF MEDICINE IN INTENSIVE CARE (MMedIC) (2017)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be admitted to the Master of Medicine in Intensive Care if that applicant has successfully completed:
a) A medical degree from a recognized University
b) Has successfully completed the Internship years and,
c) Has a diploma in a clinical specialty

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time and part-time basis.

3. DURATION
A minimum period of four years.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning, this programme consists of fourteen courses. The courses are: HMS740, HMS741, HMS742,
HMS743, HMS744, HMS745, HMS746, HMS747, HMS748, HMS749, HMS750, HMS751,
HMS752, and HMS753

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
First year – five courses
Second year – five courses
Third year – four courses
An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean of Health Science or the Dean’s designated staff member.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Master of Medicine in Intensive Care a student must pass the fourteen
courses as prescribed in (4) above.

7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2017

REGULATIONS FOR THE MASTER OF SURGERY IN ORTHOPAEDICS (MSurgOrtho)

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be admitted to the Master of Surgery in Orthopaedics if that applicant has successfully completed:
a) A Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or equivalent from FSM, UPNG of
NUS or equivalent,
b) Has successfully completed at least 2 years of internship programme with at least one year in orthopaedics.

2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time and part-time basis.

3. DURATION
A minimum period of four years.

4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning, this programme consists of twelve courses. The courses are: HMS 700, HMS 701, HMS702,
HMS703, HMS704, HMS 705, HMS706, HMS707, HMS 708, HMS 709, HMS 710, HMS711.

5. PROGRAMME LOAD
First year – four courses
Second year – four courses
Third year – four courses
An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Head of the School of Medicine or a designated staff member.

6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Master of Surgery in Orthopaedics a student must pass the twelve courses as prescribed in (4) above.
7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2017.

Doctorate Degrees

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (2018)
These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations in the General Statutes and Regulations – Admission, Examination, Student
Conduct, Computer Use, Learning Resources Centre etc. as published in the Calendar. It is expected that a doctoral candidate will make a substantial, distinctive and original
contribution to knowledge in a discipline by independent thinking, investigation, critical analysis and review.

1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
1.1 Potential candidates should first discuss their interest with a relevant academic staff member and/or Director, Centre for Samoan Studies (CSS)or Dean of the relevant
faculty.
1.2 Applications can be made at any time.
1.3 To be admitted a candidate must be a graduate of NUS or a recognised university and submit evidence of ability to undertake an advanced course of study and research in the proposed discipline or area of study.
1.4 Candidates must have:
A master’s degree with an appropriate and substantial research component, with first or second class honours (division 1), or
An honours degree with first or second class honours (division 1) and with a substantial research component, or Satisfactory evidence of appropriate research experience that demonstrates potential to undertake doctoral study.
1.5 The Director, CSS or Dean of the relevant faculty shall submit the application to Senate via the Postgraduate Committee for approval together with the names of the
potential supervisors (one of whom will be appointed principal supervisor), a brief description of the intended research and any course(s) of study and/or facilities required. The candidate must successfully complete the thesis (100,000 words) and any prescribed coursework or a thesis (60,000 words) and presentation of a creative
product.

2. ENROLMENT
When the Senate approves or does not approve candidacy, the secretary of the Postgraduate Committee will inform the potential candidate and, if applicable, to enrol
and pay the stipulated fees.

3. DURATION
3.1 A candidate will normally be a full-time candidate for at least three years and no more than four years from the date of enrolment. A candidate admitted to part-time
study must be enrolled for at least five years and no longer than seven years from the date of enrolment.
3.2 The Postgraduate Committee may allow transfer from full-time to part- time and vice versa and shall determine the minimum and maximum period of enrolment.

4. SUPERVISORS
4.1 The Postgraduate Committee, on the advice of the Director/Dean, shall appoint at least two suitably qualified academic staff as supervisors of the candidate’s research. One will be designated as the principal supervisor.
4.2 The principal supervisor shall submit a written progress report to the Postgraduate Committee nine months after registration and then every nine months.
4.3 If a report is unsatisfactory the Postgraduate Committee may impose conditions of performance on the candidate for the following six months and require a further
supervisor’s report at the end of that time, or terminate the candidacy, or terminate the candidacy when the candidate has not made satisfactory progress or the duration prescribed has expired.
4.4 The candidate may notify the Director/Dean and/or Senate, in writing, if she/he considers that any supervisor’s performance or resources available are
unsatisfactory.

5. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
5.1 To be awarded the degree a candidate must pass any prescribed coursework and the thesis (100,000 words) or a thesis (60,000 words) and a presentation of a creative product which are separate but interdependent, to produce an integrated reflective approach to the research topic. Creative product may include painting, drawing, novel, biography, volume of poems. The presentation must clearly demonstrate that the candidate has successfully realised the objective of the research topic. Any coursework must be passed before the thesis is submitted.
5.2 Any ethical issues (before or during the research) raised by the research must be cleared by the relevant university body.
5.3 Candidates will have ownership of intellectual property related to their research unless other arrangements have been agreed.
5.4 It is expected that full-time candidates will only be available for paid employment for a limited amount of time.
5.5 The Director/Dean may approve research/study located away from the university for up to six months.
5.6 The Postgraduate Committee must give approval for more than six months research/study located away from the university.
5.7 An applicant for candidature may seek the approval of Senate on the application form for the candidate usually to be located off campus. The Director/Dean may prescribe a minimum period(s) during which the candidate must be present on campus.
5.8 The candidate will be required to present an oral report on the progress of the thesis every nine months after enrolment to a panel of three appointed by the Director/Dean and preferably in the presence of the supervisors. The panel’s role is
to advise the candidate. For an off- campus candidate telephone/teleconferencing
link will suffice.
5.9 In the first six months of candidature, suspension will only be granted for exceptional circumstances. Candidates must apply for suspension – retrospective
leave will not be granted. The Director/Dean may grant suspension for a total of six months during candidature. Application for additional suspension for up to nine
months must be made to the Postgraduate Committee. Suspension will not count as part of the period of candidature.
5.10 The Director/Dean may approve an illness of more than two weeks, supported by a recognised medical practitioner’s report, as a leave of absence.
5.11 An application for maternity (maximum ten weeks), paternity (maximum ten working days) and adoption leave (maximum five days) may be granted by the
Director/Dean. Medical reports are required. The leave will not count as part of the period of candidature.
5.12 All suspension, except sick leave, must be approved before leave is taken. Approval must be in writing and a copy placed on the candidate’s file.
5.13 The Director/Dean, on the advice of the principal supervisor, may approve an extension of candidature for six months beyond that stipulated in 3.1 above. Any
further extension will only be granted by the Postgraduate Committee, after advice from the principal supervisor has been sought. If no extension is granted under this section the candidature will lapse according to the time limitation from the date of
first enrolment.

6. EXAMINATION
6.1 Thesis only (100,000 words)
The principal supervisor will notify the Director Student, Services, that the candidate will submit the thesis within one month. The candidate shall submit three spiral bound copies and an e-copy of the thesis to the Director Student Services including the statement on
authorship (Appendix 2). The thesis must be presented according to the instructions issued by the Postgraduate Committee, Thesis Presentation Requirements.
Thesis (60,000 words) and Creative Work. The principal supervisor will notify the Director, Student Services, that the candidate will offer a substantial presentation of creative product and submit a near final draft of the thesis within a month. The examiners will view the creative work together with the draft thesis with no other persons present but may seek clarifications from the candidate. Some alterations may occur to the thesis after the exhibition for formal submission. The candidate shall then submit three spiral bound copies and an e-copy of the thesis ( at least
60,000 words) to the Director, Student Services including the statement on authorship.
The thesis must be presented according to the instructions issued by the Postgraduate Committee, Thesis Presentation Requirements.
6.2 The Postgraduate Committee shall appoint:
a chairperson of the examiners who shall be one of the university’s professors or associate
professors and/or one of the university’s academics who has a doctorate and is not a
member of the candidate’s centre/faculty. The chairperson will not be an examiner, and at least three appropriately qualified examiners, nominated by the Director or relevant Dean, all of whom must be external to the university.
6.3 Each examiner shall, by a specified date, submit a written report on the thesis and a
thesis and exhibition of creative work (if applicable) to the chairperson of the examiners. The examiners will recommend one of the categories:
To be unconditionally passed, or
To be passed with the required minor amendments made to the satisfaction of the supervisor and the degree awarded, or
To be passed with the degree awarded after the required amendments have been to
the satisfaction of the chairperson of examiners, or
To be orally examined, or
To be revised and resubmitted for examination by a specified date, or to be accepted for a master’s degree, with or without amendment, or to be rejected with no right of resubmission.
6.4 If the examiners disagree on whether the thesis should be passed (i, ii, iii) or failed (v,
vi, vii), the majority recommendation will prevail. The chairperson of examiners shall report to the Postgraduate Committee and attach the examiners’ reports.
6.5 The Postgraduate Committee will accept the majority decision of the examiners. It will also consult the examiners’ reports to reconcile any differences between
examiners within recommendations i, ii, iii on one hand and v, vi vii on the other, to determine the final recommendation to the Senate.
6.6 If the Postgraduate Committee decides on the basis of the examiners’ reports that an oral examination should be held, the chairperson of examiners will arrange for
the oral examination. The chairperson will conduct the examination with the aid of
the examiners.
The supervisors may attend. For off-island examiners a telephone/teleconferencing
link may suffice. If desired by the candidate, two persons nominated by the candidate may attend the oral examination. However, they may not comment during the oral examination and may not communicate with the examiners at any time on the thesis. Immediately after the oral examination, the examiners will submit a
written report to the chairperson of the examiners recommending one of the categories in 6.3 but not iv. The chairperson of examiners will forward that report to
the Postgraduate Committee will make a recommendation to the Senate using one
of the categories in 6.3 but not iv.
6.7 If the Senate recommends that the degree be awarded, the secretary to Postgraduate Committee will inform the candidate, by letter:
To apply to graduate, and
That two bound copies of the thesis must be submitted by a specified date before graduation to the Director Student Services. The copies will be placed in the Learning Resources Centre.
6.8 The Manager should also inform the candidate that the candidate may restrict access to or use of all or any part of the thesis for any period of time.

7. APPEAL
If a candidate considers that she/he has been disadvantaged by the examination process, then a written appeal should be lodged with the Vice-Chancellor, within one month of the result of the examination being officially announced. The appeal must state the specific
grounds for appeal. The Vice-Chancellor may appoint two independent academics to
consider the appeal and to recommend a course of action. The Vice-Chancellor’s decision will be final.

8. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2018.

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