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Applied Science 3

New Zealand Certificate in Applied Science (Level 3)

SX1706

Course Details

  • Feb 2018
    Jul 2018
  • One semester
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $3489 per semester
  • Level 3
  • Hamilton City Campus or Hamilton Rotokauri Campus

Summary

This programme is a perfect starting point if you are interested in a career in science and/or engineering.

You’ll study one compulsory module ‘Professional Skills in Applied Science 1’, then you’ll be able to choose a context and modules from one of two contexts – Applied Science or Engineering.

On completion of this programme graduates can progress on to further study in Applied Science 4, or graduates from the engineering context will be able to go on to further study in engineering.

What You'll Learn

Your study will involve a compulsory 'Professional Skills in Applied Science 1 module', you'll then be able to choose a context and modules from one of the two contexts - Applied Science or Engineering.

Not all modules may be available in 2017.

 

VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Note: no value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.

Group A: Compulsory Module all Contexts:

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
SCIE301Professional Skills in Applied Science 1315
 

 

​​Group B: Elective Modules for Applied Science Context:

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
FSCB301The Science of Food & the Environment315
 
FSCB303Introduction to Food Processing315  
SCIE303Making Sense of Data 1315  
SCIE401English for Applied Science415
 
FSCB302Introduction to Food Assurance315  
SCIE304Environmental Management Practices 1315  
ECOL301New Zealand Ecosystems315  
SCIE305Applied Science Project315  

 

Group C: Elective Modules for Engineering Context:

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
PHYS301Physics315
 
MATH301Mathematics315  
SCIE303Making Sense of Data 1315  
SCIE401English for Applied Science415
 
SCIE302Engineering Calculations & Materials315  

Entry Criteria

Applicants are required to have:

  • A minimum of three years’ secondary education; and
  • Level 1 literacy standards (10 credits) and Level 1 numeracy standards (10 credits); or
  • A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2 or above; or
  • Equivalent

Applicants who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) academic score of 5.0 across all bands; or equivalent.

Applicants aged over 20 years who do not meet the entry requirements but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success, may be eligible for Special Admission at the discretion of the Centre Director, or designated nominee.

Applicants aged under 20 years who do not meet the entry requirements but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational achievements and/or work life experience may be eligible for Provisional Entry, at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee.

 

Career/Further Opportunities

On completion of this programme, graduates from the science context can progress on to further study in Applied Science 5, the Bachelor of Technology, or graduates from the engineering context can go on to study the Diploma in Engineering (Level 6).

You will also have the skills and knowledge to work under supervision as an assistant in entry-level operational positions in science, engineering and/or mathematics related fields of work (e.g. manufacturing and regulatory industries, field work, research and development).

If you are currently working in the fields of food production or environment management, this qualification will support and enhance your knowledge in these areas.

Pathways

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Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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