science 5

Applied Science 5

New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 5)

SX1709

Course Details

  • Feb 2018
    Jul 2018
  • One year
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $6978 per year
  • Level 5
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus

Summary

In this programme you'll learn theory and technical knowledge in a range of natural and physical sciences such as chemistry, biology, food nutrition and microbiology, and environmental sciences.

It is intended that students progress on to study Applied Science 6 after completing Applied Science 5.

What You'll Study

You'll study six compulsory modules, and get to choose two elective modules.

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 Modules:

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
SCIE501Professional Skills in Applied Science 3515
 
SCIE502Practical Skills for Applied Science515  
CHEM501Chemistry for Applied Science515  
BIOL501Biology for Applied Science515  
MICR501Microbiology for Applied Science515  
CHEM502Organic Chemistry for Applied Science515  

 

​​Group B: Elective Modules:

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
SCIE503Quality Assurance for Applied Science515
 
SCIE401English for Applied Science415  
PHYS501Physics for Applied Science515  
FSCB501Food & Nutrition for Applied Science515
 
SCIE504Environmental Issues515  
FSCB601Food Microbiology for Applied Science615MICR501 
CHEM601Analytical Chemistry for Applied Science615

CHEM501

SCIE502

 
SCIE601Sensory Evaluation for Applied Science615  
FSCB602Food Chemistry for Applied Science615

CHEM501

CHEM502

 
SCIE602Environmental Assessment for Applied Science615

CHEM501

CHEM502

BIOL501

MICR501

 
SCIE603Quality Statistics and Workplace Legislation for Applied Science615SCIE503 
SCIE604Molecular Methodologies for Applied Science615

BIOL501

CHEM502

 
ECOL601Ecology for Applied Science615BIOL501 
SCIE605Conservation and Biosecurity for Applied Science615ECOL601 
SCIE606Process Engineering for Applied Science615PHYS501
 Any other approved 15 credit module5 or 615  

Entry Criteria

Applicants are required to have:

  • A minimum of 48 credits at NCEA Level 2, including 12 credits in English or Māori; or
  • A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 3 or above; or
  • A Level 4 qualification in science; or
  • Equivalent

Candidates 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.

Domestic candidates 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.

Domestic candidates 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 experiences, may be eligible for Provisional Entry, at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee.

Career/Further Opportunities

Graduates of this programme will be able to work in routine operational positions in science-related fields of work including manufacturing and regulatory industries, field work, research and development.

On successful completion of the programme, graduates can apply to study the New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 6), or further diploma or bachelor degrees in a wide range of science-related disciplines.

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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