Dairy process worker checking milk quality in a factory

New Zealand Diploma in Dairy Processing (Level 6)

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Course details

Summary

This programme introduces new areas of dairy manufacturing for those individuals who are employed within the industry as specialists in manufacturing, laboratory, quality, logistics, technical, or other relevant areas. The programme provides students with skills and knowledge in the dairy industry, and is a pathway to career advancement.

Delivery

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.

View programme modules

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
SCDT501Dairy Chemistry515  
SCDT502Dairy Microbiology and Preservation515  
SCDT503Dairy Processing515  
SCDT601Dairy Engineering615  
SCDT602Protein and Cream Technology615  
SCDT603Cheese and Whey Technology615  
SCDT604Milk Powder Technology615  
SCDT605Dairy manufacturing Systems615  

Online student learning

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.

Induction session

There will be an introductory induction session on the first day of class.

During the first teaching block students will receive:

  • Information about the structure and format of the programme
  • Instruction in the use of moodle (online teaching and learning platform) to access class notes, quizzes, activities and other teaching and learning resources between teaching blocks
  • Information about Wintec laboratory health and safety requirements.

Entry criteria

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.

Special admission

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.

Provisional entry

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.

Selection criteria

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

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Pathways

Your first day

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.

Year 1 students starting February 2020

Date: Monday 17 February 2020
Time: 9am-12pm
Venue: D2.01, D Block, City Campus

Year 2 students starting March 2020

Date: Monday 9 March 2020
Time: 9am-12pm
Venue: D2.01, D Block, City Campus

What you will need

Please bring pen and paper with you on your first day. Your classes will commence at 1pm on your first day.

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

Prospectus (course guide)

The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.

Request an email or posted copy of the Prospectus.

The Prospectus (course guide) is available in both digital and physical formats. Click on the document below to download a copy or fill in the form below to receive a copy via either email or the post.

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