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Applied Science 6

New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 6)

SX1707

Course Details

  • Feb 2018
  • One year
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $6797 per year
  • Level 6
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus

Summary

In this programme you'll learn in-depth theoretical and technical knowledge in a specialised field of science(s) such as food technology, environmental technology or biotechnology. You can choose to focus on one pathway in science, or a combination of pathways.

Food technology is about the science of food. People who choose this pathway can work in entry level positions as food technologists who develop new food products, analyse the components of food, or; food safety officers who audit the food manufacturing industry.

Environmental technology is about the science of conservation, biosecurity and environmental management. People who choose this pathway can work in entry level positions as biosecurity officers who help manage pest animal and plant control, and help conserve local environments.

Biotechnology is about the 'doing' of science, this includes quality assurance of laboratory practices, the analysis of samples and reporting on sample results.  People who choose this pathway can work in entry level positions as researchers or laboratory technicians.

It is intended that students will complete Applied Science 5 before proceeding to Applied Science 6.

What You'll Study

Your study will involve a compulsory work placement, and a minimum of seven elective modules totaling a minimum of 120 credits. Of the 120 credits, a minimum of 75 credits must be at Level 6 or above.

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
SCIE607Work Placement for Applied Science615SCIE501; SCIE502;
CHEM501; SCIE503;
MICR501; and
FSCB602 or SCIE504
 

 

​​Group B: Elective Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
FSCB601Food Microbiology for Applied Science615
MICR501
 
CHEM601Analytical Chemistry for Applied Science615CHEM501; SCIE502 
SCIE601Sensory Evaluation for Applied Science615  
FSCB602Food Chemistry for Applied Science615CHEM501; CHEM502
 
SCIE602Environmental Assessment for Applied Science615CHEM501; CHEM502; BIOL501; MICR501 
SCIE603

Quality Statistics and 

Workplace Legislation for Applied Science

615SCIE503 
SCIE604Molecular Methodologies for Applied Science615BIOL501; CHEM502 
ECOL601Ecology for Applied Science615BIOL501 
SCIE605Conservation and Biosecurity for Applied Science615ECOL601 
SCIE606Process Engineering for Applied Science615PHYS501 
CHEM501Chemistry for Applied Science515  
BIOL501Biology for Applied Science515  
MICR501Microbiology for Applied Science515  
CHEM502Organic Chemistry for Applied Science515  
SCIE503Quality Assurance for Applied Science515  
FSCB501Food & Nutrition for Applied Science515  
SCIE504Environmental Issues515  
PHYS501Physics for Applied Science515  

 

 

Entry Criteria

Applicants are required to have gained:

  • A minimum of 48 credits at NCEA Level 2, including 12 credits in English or Māori; or
  • A Level 5 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 success may be eligible for Special Admission. Special Admission will be granted at the discretion of the 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 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

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.

Career/Further Opportunities

This programme may lead to entry into further study in a bachelor degree in a science-related discipline.

Graduates will be able to work independently in technical positions in a specialised field of science in 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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