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Applied Science 3

New Zealand Certificate in Applied Science (Level 3)

SX1706

Course Details

  • Feb 2019
    Jul 2019
  • One semester
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $3574 per semester
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees Free Policy
  • Level 3
  • Hamilton City 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.

 

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 3315
 

 

​​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  

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.

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.

 

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Pathways

Applied Science pathway diagram

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.

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

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

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