What will I learn?

The Graduate Diploma in Science will extend the knowledge and expertise gained from your Bachelor of Science degree.

Programme overview

The GradDipSci provides you with an opportunity to choose a second major, extend the field of study you chose for your Bachelor of Science degree, or continue to learn from another discipline at undergraduate level within the Faculty of Science. The GradDipSci also provides a pathway to enter into further study at postgraduate level.

Programme structure

To complete this programme you need to pass courses totalling 120 points. Courses are typically worth 15 points.

At least 75 points (five courses) must be at Stage III or above, from the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Honours) schedules.

At least 60 points must be from a subject major listed in the Bachelor of Science schedule, and this must include the Stage III courses required for the major.

A project or dissertation of up to 30 points may be included if approved prior to enrolment.

Logic and Computation:

Logic and Computation is the study of the development of computer languages.

Subject overview

Did you know that the way a computer works is closely related to the laws of thought and the structure of language? This fascinating subject looks at the laws and methods of reasoning with symbolic representations. It includes human languages as well as digital information systems.

Studying Logic and Computation can help you develop conceptual and analytical skills and a deeper theoretical understanding. You’ll examine the structure, design and limitations of symbolic representations and procedures in both human thought and computer software.

If you have a flexible mind that’s capable of both creative, speculative thought and precise calculation, problem solving and design, then Logic and Computation is a great subject for you to study. It’s a combination of courses from Computer Science, Linguistics, Mathematics and Philosophy.

Logic and Computation is taught by experts in both the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts. We are the only university in New Zealand to offer an undergraduate programme of this kind.

Where could this programme take you?

Because science plays a vital role in addressing the key issues that confront us and future generations, studying the Sciences opens up a wide range of career opportunities. If you have been away from study for a while, the GradDipSci provides an opportunity to learn about new developments in your field of expertise.

Further study options

Postgraduate Diploma in Science

Master of Science

Doctor of Philosophy

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$41,210.50 (21,27,574) per year
Tuition fee: NZ $37,895 - NZ $44,526 (This fee is for 2021 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

6 January 2022, 28 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Grafton Campus

85 Park Road,

AUCKLAND,

Grafton,

1023, New Zealand

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$41,210.50 (21,27,574) per year
Tuition fee: NZ $37,895 - NZ $44,526 (This fee is for 2021 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

6 January 2022, 28 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

University of Auckland

City Campus,

Alfred Nathan House, 24 Princes Street,

AUCKLAND CITY,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You must have completed a bachelors degree in any discipline or in a related subject area from a recognised university (or similar institution). English language requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 and no bands below 5.5; Internet based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 80 and a written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 550 and an Essay (TWE) of 4.5; C1 Advanced (CAE) or C2 Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 169 and no bands below 162; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of C-; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 50 and no PTE Communicative score below 42; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 80.

For international students

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science at a recognised university (or similar institution) and passed first-year courses in your intended specialisation.

A GPA/GPE of at least 3.0 is strongly recommended

You can still gain entry if you have gained the equivalent level of competence through work experience or a professional qualification.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 and no bands below 5.5; Internet based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 80 and a written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 60 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 169 and no bands below 162; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of C-; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 50 and no PTE Communicative score below 42; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 80.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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