New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 6)

Programme details

Translation Pōkairua o Aotearoa Pūtaiao Mahi (Pae 6)
Code NZ2553
Level 6
Credits 120
Duration 1 year
IntakesSemester 1, Semester 2
Study options Full-time, Part-time
Part-time study will take 2 years to complete
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Further study Bachelor of Applied Science and Sustainability (pending approval)
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Programme aim

Gain theoretical and technical knowledge within a range of natural and physical sciences for employment, or progression to higher level qualifications.

Career opportunities

Science technician, field technician, lifestyle consultant/coach, health service coordination, NGO administration, Community wellbeing support roles, health promotion/education.

Award information

To achieve the award of the New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 6), 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 be able to (in a specialised scientific field or sub-field):

  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;
  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. It is recommended that candidates hold a level 5 qualification in science or equivalent.

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Compulsory courses

Course details (all Level 6 and 15 credits)

APSI.6201 Applied Science Research and Data Analysis: Rangahau Pūtaiao Mahi me te Tātari Raraunga

APSI.6202 Contemporary Issues in Sustainability: Ngā Take Moroki i te Toitūtanga

APSI.6205 Healthy Diet, Healthy World: Ritenga Kai Hauora, he Ao Hauora

APSI.6200 Applied Science Project: Hinonga Pūtaiao Mahi

APSI.6203 Culture and Wellbeing: Ahurea me te Tauora

APSI.6204 The Regulatory Environment: Ngā Waeture Taiao

Core courses

To progress to the Bachelor of Applied Science and Sustainability majors, students must also study the following courses

Human Wellbeing Major

Course details (all Level 6 and 15 credits )

HLTH.6400 Sustainable Lifestyle Management: Whakahaerenga Āhua Noho Toitū

HLTH.6001 Health Studies 1: Whakaakoranga Hauora 1

Environmental Wellbeing Major

Course details (all Level 6 and 15 credits )

RMAN.6102 Environmental Monitoring: Aroturuki Taiao

APSI.6206 Remote Sensing and Multivariate Statistics: Tairongo Tawhiti me ngā Tatauranga Taurangi-Rau

Page last updated: 02 Nov 2017