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The New Zealand Diploma in Dairy Processing programme is delivered over a two year period, by well-recognised and experienced dairy industry experts. Classes comprise a mixture of lectures, interactive learnings, group and individual research, case studies and practical activities.
There are 3 x three week block courses each year delivered at the Wintec Hamilton City Campus, which is located in the centre of Hamilton City. View block course dates.
Some targeted off site visits are also organised to enhance the learning environment.
|Module code||Module name||Level||Credits||Pre-requisites||Co-requisites|
|SCDT502||Dairy Microbiology and Preservation||5||15|
|SCDT602||Protein and Cream Technology||6||15|
|SCDT603||Cheese and Whey Technology||6||15|
|SCDT604||Milk Powder Technology||6||15|
|SCDT605||Dairy manufacturing Systems||6||15|
Approximately six hours per week. Online teaching and learning support will be provided between teaching blocks and there will be online tasks and activities to complete in a sequential manner.
To complete this programme of study, all students will need access to a computer with internet access (either at home or at work) for the entirety of the programme.
There will be an introductory induction session on the first day of class.
During the first teaching block students will receive:
General academic admission
a) Wintec’s Certificate in Dairy Technology (Level 3); or National Certificates in Dairy Manufacturing at Level 4; or an equivalent foundation qualification assessed as relevant by the Team Manager; or
b) NCEA Level 3 or higher in Science and Mathematics; or
c) To be able to demonstrate a level of competency in these subjects assessed as equivalent by the Team Manager.
Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success1 may be eligible for
Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated
nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.
Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee.
Be currently employed in or have a minimum of one year’s practical industry experience in the dairy processing industry
English language requirements
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent
To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.
Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our welcome page.
Please bring pen and paper with you on your first day. Your classes will commence at 1pm on your first day.
Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.
You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.
Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
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