New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 5)

Programme details

Translation Pōkairua o Aotearoa Pūtaiao Mahi (Pae 5)
Code NZ2552
Level 5
Credits 120
Duration 1 year
Domestic student fee $5,294* (per year)
IntakesSemester 1, Semester 2, November
Study options Full-time, Part-time
Part-time study will take 2 years to complete
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Further study New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 6)
*Fees are applicable to study in 2017 and are indicative only; fees will vary depending on the courses selected, and/or course-related costs where applicable.
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Programme aim

We are living our lives in ways that are seriously damaging both planet earth and our own wellbeing. Learn how to improve both environmental and human wellbeing by developing your practical knowledge of biology, chemistry, and earth sciences.

Career opportunities

Technical positions in a specialised field of science in manufacturing and regulatory industries, field work, research and development

Award information

To achieve the award of the New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 5) - Pōkairua o Aotearoa Pūtaiao Mahi (Pae 5), students must pass a total of 120 compulsory credits.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to be able to:

  1. select and apply scientific principles to carry out tasks;
  2. collect, process, and evaluate scientific data in an operational or research context;
  3. recognise common problems with processes and suggest solutions; and
  4. contribute to a team in a scientific workplace and have responsibility for outcomes.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. A level 4 qualification in science is recommended, however, relevant experience and/or academic background will also be considered.

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Compulsory courses

Course Code

Course Title

Level

Credits

APSI.5201

The Three Pillars of Sustainability: Ngā Pou e Toru o te Toitūtanga

5

15

APSI.5202

Science Communication: Kōrerorero Pūtaiao

5

15

APSI.5203

Kaitiakitanga: Guardianship

5

15

APSI.5204

Earth Processes: Ngā Tukanga o Papa

5

15

APSI.5205

The Chemical World: Te Ao Matū

5

15

APSI.5206

The Biological World: Te Ao Koiora

5

15

APSI.5207

The Human Animal: Te Koiora Tangata

5

15

APSI.5208

People and Populations: Te Taupori Tangata

5

15

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017