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Applied Science 4

New Zealand Certificate in Applied Science (Level 4)

SX1705

Course Details

  • Feb 2018
    Jul 2018
  • One semester
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $3489 per semester
  • Level 4
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus

Summary

If you want to develop the skills and knowledge that you need to gain entry into the science and technology industry, this programme is for you.

Graduates of this programme can gain entry level roles as lab technicians, researchers, and field-workers in manufacturing industries
and regional and national government agencies; or pathway onto higher levels of study in Science or Engineering.

You will learn broad operational and theoretical knowledge in science and/or engineering and mathematics.

Your study will involve a compulsory ‘Professional Skills in Applied Science 2’ module; you’ll then be able to choose a context and modules from one of the two contexts - Applied Science or Engineering.

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.

What You'll Study

Your study will involve a compulsory 'Professional Skills in Applied Science 2 module', you'll then be able to choose a context and modules from one of the two contexts - Applied Science or Engineering.

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
SCIE402Professional Skills in Applied Science 2415
 

 

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

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
FSCB401The Science of Food 415
 
FSCB402Food Processing & Assurance415  
FSCB403Food Processing & Assurance Project415  
SCIE406Science of Environmental Management415
 
SCIE404Environmental Management Practices 2415  
SCIE405Environmental Management Project415  
SCIE401English for Applied Science415  

 

Group C: Elective Modules for Engineering Context:

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
MATH401Engineering Mathematics415
 
MECHh401Fundamentals of Engineering415  
SCIE401English for Applied Science415  
SCIE403Making Sense of Data 2415
 

Entry Criteria

Applicants are required to have gained:

  • 24 credits at NCEA Level 1, including 12 credits in English or Māori; or
  • A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2 or above; or
  • A Level 3 qualification in science; or
  • Equivalent

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 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 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 Centre Director or designated nominee.

English Language Requirements

Applicants who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or equivalent.

 

 

Career/Further Opportunities

On completion of this programme, graduates from the science context can progress on to further study in Applied Science 5 or the Bachelor of Technology, or graduates from the engineering context will be able to go on to further study for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology.

You will also have the skills and knowledge to work under supervision in entry-level positions in science and technology-related fields of work including manufacturing and regulatory industries, field work, research and development.

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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