How cool would it be to develop a new way to clean up the environment? Ever wanted to design a new energy drink or food product? Interested in improving animal and crop production? Whether you love the great outdoors or would rather work in a laboratory, there are just so many options available to you in the field of Science Technology.
Degree, Diploma and Certificate Science programmes
Note: it is intended that students will pathway on to Applied Science 6 after completing Applied Science 5
Find out more about possible careers in science
Environmental Scientists provide advice on how to avoid or reduce harmful effects on the environment. Your work could have you preparing reports on the environmental impact of activities such as mining, forestry and agriculture; developing policies using ecological, mathematical or physical science data; or applying for resource consent on behalf of clients.
Biotechnologists create products using biologically based materials, studying bacteria and fungi, operating equipment used to process biological materials such as food and plants, genetically modifying organisms to make new products, monitoring production trends and advising governments or organisations on biotechnology issues.
Food Technologists research new food and drink products and then develop ways to improve them! Your day could include conducting trials, managing production, providing quality assurance, investigating the nutritional properties of foods and looking at the packaging, storage and safety of food to ensure it meets all government and industry standards.
Food Engineers design, develop and test processes and equipment for food processing companies. This may entail designing new methods of processing, packaging and preserving food, costing processes and equipment, improving existing processes, sourcing and testing equipment, even setting up a whole new factory.
Science Technicians work alongside scientists to carry out research, perform experiments and analyse results. Your day may include collecting samples out in the field, writing reports, maintaining databases or operating and maintaining a laboratory for teaching or research.
If you would like to talk to someone about whether science might be a good fit for you, please contact us.