Scientists sampling in the lab with microscope and safety glasses

Applied Science 6

New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 6)

SX1707

Course details

Summary

Students in this programme will learn theoretical and technical knowledge in a specialised field of science such as:

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.

This programme is highly practical. Alongside learning theory, students will spend time in the laboratory developing the essential practical skills that are useful in the workplace.

It is intended that students will complete Applied Science 5 before proceeding to this programme. After completing this programme students can progress into relevant employment, or into further study with the Bachelor of Technology.

The classes for this programme are usually four days a week, with an average of five hours per day in class/labs. Students will also be required to undertake self-directed study in their own time. Part-time study is available for this programme, however, there are a high number of laboratory hours required.

What you'll learn

Students will undertake a compulsory work placement, and a minimum of seven elective modules totalling 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 Science615At least 2 Applied Science modules level 6. This module can be taken only in the last semester of studies, unless approved otherwise by Programme Coordinator
 

 

​​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 Assurance and Statistics

for Applied Science

615  
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  
FSCB501Food & Nutrition for Applied Science515  
SCIE504Environmental Issues515  
PHYS501Physics for Applied Science515  
 Any other approved 15 credit module5 or 615  

 

 

Career/further opportunities

Graduates may be employed in technical positions in a specialised field of science in manufacturing and regulatory industries, field work, research and development, or continue onto higher levels of study. Many of our graduates work in laboratories after completing this programme.

Entry criteria

General academic admission

a) Candidates are required to have gained:
  i. A minimum of 48 credits at NCEA Level 2, including 12 credits in English or Māori; or
  ii. A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 3 or above; or
  iii. A Level 5 qualification in Science; or
  iv. 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.

 

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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.

Year 1 Students, Starting Semester 2

Date: 22 July

Time- 8am-10am

Venue: D Block, D1.19, City Campus

 

Please note: Students that have previously studied Applied Science 3, 4 or 5 at WINTEC need not attend. 

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

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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