Bachelor of Applied Science & Sustainability (pending approval)

Programme details

Translation Tohu Paetahi Pūtaiao Toitūtanga
Code WR3123
Level 7
Credits 360
Duration 3 years
IntakesSemester 1
Study options Full-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
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Programme aim

This programme links science and technology with business, enabling students to become innovative thinkers with an entrepreneurial spirit in one of three areas of specialisation: Human Wellbeing; Environmental Wellbeing; Geodata and Forest Management

Specialist majors in this programme

  • Human Wellbeing - Toiora Tangata
  • Environmental Wellbeing - Toiora Taiao
  • Geodata and Forest Management - Whakahaere Ngahere me te Raraunga Pūwāhi Papa.

Award information

To achieve the award of the Bachelor of Applied Science and Sustainability, students must pass a total of 360 credits for each Major. There is no award of the Bachelor of Applied Science and Sustainability without a major. There is no double major award.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply critical thinking to the principles of sustainability in environmental contexts.
  2. Appreciate the influence of political, social, and economic frameworks on science and sustainability.
  3. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of their discipline area.
  4. Embed the principles of kaupapa Māori, the Treaty of Waitangi, and kaitiakitanga into culturally safe professional practice.
  5. Apply knowledge of relevant New Zealand and International Legislation. 
  6. Analyse, evaluate and communicate scientific information to different audiences. 
  7. Conduct scientific research.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to safely lead, collaborate and build teams.
  9. Demonstrate intellectual independence and be confident lifelong learners.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.

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