What will I learn?

Move into a new career

The Graduate Diploma in Science and Technology gives you the opportunity to retrain in an area of science that interests you.

WHAT IS IT LIKE?

If you wish to study at a postgraduate level but do not have the required prerequisites, the Graduate Diploma in Science and Technology can help you gain the credits and knowledge you need.

Moving to another area of science

This qualification is useful if you have a background in one area of science, and are looking to move into another.

A shorter time

This graduate diploma is also useful if you are looking for a flexible programme that allows you to undertake a shorter course of study at university level than that required by a three year bachelor’s degree. It will take one year full-time to complete (120 credits).

Study at a higher level

This qualification does require an existing competence in the subject you are to study. You will be required to complete a number of courses at 300-level (third year).

Enter with industry experience

If you have substantial industry experience at a senior level this may 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 this programme credited to a bachelor’s degree, provided the courses comply with the regulations of the degree in question.

Not right for you?

If you do not have a background in science, only need a few courses or are looking for a qualification with more flexibility, we recommend you consider the Certificate in Science and Technology or the Graduate Certificate in Science. These are 60-credit qualifications that will give you the background you need to progress to a degree in science or technology-related areas.

Graduate Diploma in Science and Technology structure

You will follow a flexible course of study, which will consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising courses from the Schedule, including at least 75 credits at 300-level or higher.

The Graduate Diploma in Science and Technology is not awarded with an endorsement.

Which department am I in?

School of Food and Advanced Technology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$35,330.00 (US$ 22,721) per year

*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 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$35,330.00 (US$ 22,721) per year

*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

To enter the programme you will need to have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent; or have been admitted to the qualification on the basis of equivalent relevant professional experience. You may be expected to have the relevant background to meet prerequisite requirements for courses that you wish to include in your programme of study. Courses taken for prerequisite purposes only may be taken in a Certificate in Science and Technology.

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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