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.

Marine Science:

Marine Science draws on a range of disciplines to advance our understanding of the functioning and management of the oceans.

Subject overview

Marine Science is the scientific study of the oceans and combines research areas in aquaculture, coastal processes, fisheries science, marine biology, marine conservation, marine geology and oceanography to explore the marine habitat. Alongside learning about the theory of Marine Science, you will have the opportunity to develop practical skills in research design and analysis of the marine environment.

Marine Science is centred at the Leigh Marine Laboratory, which offers unique opportunities in marine research. Facilities include a 14m research vessel and several smaller boats, diving support, a flow-through seawater system for tank experiments, onsite accommodation for students and visitors, a library and access to the University’s online catalogue, aquaculture facilities, a meteorological station and well-equipped laboratories.

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$41,210.50 (US$ 29,213) 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

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$41,210.50 (US$ 29,213) 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

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You must have completed a Bachelor of Laws or an undergraduate law degree from a recognised university (or similar institution). Law graduates from both New Zealand and overseas are able to apply. English language requirements: IELTS Academic score of 7.0 with no bands less than 6.5.

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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