What will I learn?

WHAT IS IT LIKE?

The Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology allows you to update your knowledge and skills in an area similar to that in which you graduated (or work in).

It is used primarily as a ‘pathway’ to help you complete subjects you need to enter a postgraduate qualification.

A fast pathway

The GCertScTech gives you a relatively quick stepping stone to postgraduate study if you do not have the necessary pre-requisites.

A shorter programme

You can complete this certificate in one semester of full-time study.

Enter with industry experience

If you have substantial industry experience at a senior level this will be considered towards your application. This is on a case-by-case basis.

Use your credits toward a degree

You may have courses passed under the Graduate Certificate programme credited to a bachelor’s degree, provided the courses comply with the regulations of the degree in question.

Unsure about your background?

If you are unsure about your background, or you do not have the required prerequisites to start the Graduate Certificate, the Certificate of Science and Technology programme includes these and we recommend you investigate studying that qualification first.

Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology structure

You will follow a flexible course of study totalling at least 60 credits (four courses) which will consist of courses at 200-, 300- and 700-level. At least 45 credits must be at 300-level or above.

The Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology may be awarded with or without an endorsement. The only endorsement available for this qualification is lighting.

Lighting is unique specialisation you can focus on for your GCertScTech. The courses in this speciality are designed to provide formal education to professionals in lighting and related industries.

You will undertake general study in the art, science and engineering of lighting, including photometry, vision and measurement, and lighting design (interior and exterior) with an emphasis on sustainability and energy saving. Successful completion of the qualification will provide the academic requirements for membership of the IESA. You may enter with a bachelor’s degree and in some instances industry experience.

Which department am I in?

School of Food and Advanced Technology

Study options

Full Time (1 semester)

Tuition fees
NZ $16,390 for the entire course

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

Application deadline

1 May 2020

More details

Start date

24 February 2020, 13 July 2020

Venue

Auckland Campus

Massey University Auckland (East Precinct),

Albany Expressway (SH17),

AUCKLAND,

Albany,

0632, New Zealand

Full Time (1 semester)

Tuition fees
NZ $16,390 for the entire course

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

Application deadline

1 May 2020

More details

Start date

24 February 2020, 13 July 2020

Venue

Massey University

Manawatu Campus,

Tennent Drive,

Palmerston North,

Turitea,

4474, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry into the programme requires you to have a bachelor degree, or equivalent, or be accepted as having equivalent status to a university graduate on the basis of equivalent relevant professional experience. You will also need to have a background adequate for the 200-level (second year of an undergraduate degree) courses you wish to study. If you do not have the necessary background for the 200-level courses then pre-requisite courses are available in the Certificate in Science and Technology. Passes in suitable courses from other universities will be accepted instead of the prescribed Massey University courses. Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level. IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5); TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing); PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills); Cambridge English score of 170.

For international students

Entry into the programme requires you to have a bachelor degree, or equivalent, or be accepted as having equivalent status to a university graduate on the basis of equivalent relevant professional experience. You will also need to have a background adequate for the courses you wish to study. If you do not have the necessary background for the courses then pre-requisite courses are available in the Certificate in Science and Technology. Passes in suitable courses from other universities will be accepted instead of the prescribed Massey University courses.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

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