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Bachelor of Technology (Science)

Bachelor of Technology with endorsements in: Agritechnology, Biotechnology, Environmental Technology, Food Technology

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Course Details

  • Feb 2019
    Jul 2019
  • Three years
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $7149 per year
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees Free Policy
  • Level 7
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus

Summary

The Bachelor of Technology is an innovative, practically-orientated and future-focused degree.

It is designed to develop you into a highly skilled work-ready technologists prepared for a career in one of the following four endorsements:

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental technology
  • Food technology
  • ​Agritechnology

These areas have been chosen for their alignment with local industry and the diverse range of opportunities available for employment.

Food technology is about the science of food. People who choose this pathway can work in 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 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 positions as researchers or laboratory technicians.

Agritechnology is about the science of agriculture, including soil and plant analysis, and plant and animal production. People who choose this pathway can work in positions as researchers or laboratory technicians with a focus on agriculture.

You will graduate with a broad and practical foundation in science and technology and will have developed other transferable and highly valued skills. We want you to be able to adapt and change as technology changes and have transferable skills so you can move between industries. The programme involves industry experience, allowing you to become familiar with your future work environment and with the practical experience and knowledge to be an immediate asset in the workplace.

As within industry, there is a focus on group and teamwork. Presentations, investigations, case studies and field trips will get you actively involved in finding the information you need to know.

What You'll Learn

You must complete:

  • Nine core modules which are tailored towards each endorsement as you progress from Level 5 to Level 7. These modules give a broad background in technology and involve science, communication and IT.
  • A further four to seven compulsory modules within your chosen endorsement. These modules complement the core modules to provide the specialist knowledge required to meet the criteria for a technologist in the field of the endorsement.
  • A final selection of elective modules from the fields of Biotechnology, Environmental Technology and/or Food Technology. Four of these may be substituted with specific modules from IT and/or Business programmes already offered at Wintec.

You will participate in group work, projects, student investigations, presentations, field trips and other interactive activities. In your third year, you will complete an industry-based project relevant to your specific endorsement. Throughout the degree, you can base your assignments on your specific areas of interest.

VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Compulsory Modules for all Endorsements

Level 5 Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BBSD541Communication in Business515  
SCBC501Chemistry Principles and Methods515  
SCBT501Physical Principles515  
SCBT502Introduction to Technology515  

Level 6 Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
SCBT601Data Analysis and Quality Assurance615SCBT501 
SCBT604Computer Applications for Technology615SCBT502 

Level 7 Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
SCBT701Topics in Technology715SCBT502
BBSD541
 
SCBT702Integrated Technology Systems715SCBT604 
SCBT703BTechnology Project 745SCBT601
SCBT604
Plus at least 3 Level 6 Elective 1 modules
 

Compulsory Modules for the Agritechnology Endorsement

Level 6 Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
SCBA603Process Engineering615SCBT501 

Level 7 Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
SCBA704Agricultural Process Technology715SCBA603 

Compulsory Modules for the Biotechnology Endorsement

Level 5 Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
SCBC501Chemistry Principles and Methods 515  
SCBB501Biological Principles515  
SCBC502Organic Chemistry Principles515  

Level 6 Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
SCBC601Analytical Chemistry615SCBC501 
SCBE602Molecular Components of Living Organisms615SCBC502 
SCBE603Molecular Genetics615SCBB501 

Level 7 Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
SCBB704Microbial and Gene Technology7 15SCBE603 

Compulsory Modules for the Environmental Technology Endorsement

Level 5 Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
SCBC501Chemistry Principles and Methods 515  
SCBB501Biological Principles515  

Level 6 Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
SCBB602Ecosystems and Conservation615SCBB502 
SCBB604Environmental Assessment615  
SCBB603Biosecurity 615  

Level 7 Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
SCBE704Environmental Management715SCBB604 

Compulsory Modules for the Food Technology Endorsement

Level 5 Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
SCBC502Organic Chemistry Principles515  
SCBM501Microbiology Principles and Techniques515  

Level 6 Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
SCBF601Food Chemistry615SCBC502 
SCBA603Process Engineering615SCBT501 
SCBF602Food Properties615SCBF601 

Level 7 Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
SCBF704Food Process Technology715SCBA603 

Elective 1 Modules

Level 5

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
SCTV520Introduction to Diagnostic Techniques515  
SCTV570Large Animal Technical Assistant515  
SCBB501Biological Principles515  
SCBB502Biological Diversity515  
SCBC501Chemical Principles and Methods515  
SCBC502Organic Chemistry Principles515  
SCBM501Microbiology Principles and Techniques515  

Level 6

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
SCBA603Process Engineering615  
SCBB601Mammalian Physiology615SCBB501 
SCBB602Ecosystems and Conservation615SCBB502 
SCBB603Biosecurity615  
SCBB604Environmental Assessment615  
SCBB605Technology Applications of Eukaryote Biology615SCBB501
SCBB502
SCBM501
 
SCBC601Analytical Chemistry615SCBC501 
SCBE602Molecular Components of Living Organisms615SCBC502 
SCBE603Molecular Genetics615SCBB501 
SCBF601Food Chemistry615SCBC502 
SCBF602Food Properties615SCBF601 
SCBM601Applied Microbiology615SCMB501 
SCBT603Technology Special Topic615  
SCTV640Advanced Diagnostic Techniques615  

Level 7

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
SCBA704Agricultural Process Technology715SCBA603 
SCBB704Microbial and Gene Technology715SCBE603 
SCBC703Advanced Analytical Chemistry715SCBC601 
SCBE704Environmental Management715SCBB604 
SCBF704Food Process Technology715SCBA603 
SCBT704Technology Evolution and Career Skills715SCBT502
SCBT604
SCBT701
 
 Any additional modules relevant to the degree programme and approved by the Team Manager  as required by module 

Elective 2 Modules

Level 5

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BBSD501Introduction to Accounting515  
BBSD521Introduction to Law515  
BBSD551Marketing Fundamentals515  
BBSD571Introduction to Management515  
ITB5100Fundamentals of Information Technology515  
ITB5105Mathematics for Information Technology515  
ITB5120Introduction to Systems Analysis, Design & Implementation515ITB5100 
ITB5125Introduction to Databases515ITB5100
ITB5120
 
ITB5130Introduction to Programming515  
ITB5131Intermediate Programming515ITB5130 
ITB5150Mechatronics515ITB5105 
 Any relevant level 5 modules from a degree programme.*515
minimum
  

* These modules must be approved by the Team Manager.

Level 6

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BBSD642Oral Communication615BBSD641 
BBSD641Advanced Communication in Business615BBSD541 
BBSD602Management Accounting615BBSD502 
BBSD651Marketing Management615BBSD571 
BBSD672Operations Management615BBSD571 
BBSD674Organisational Behaviour615  
ITB6225Databases615ITB5120
ITB5125
 
ITB6227Web Programming for e-Commerce615ITB5100 
 Any relevant level 6 modules from a degree programme.*615 minimum  

* These modules must be approved by the Team Manager.

Level 7

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BBSD772Advanced Operations Management715BBSD672 
BBSD776Management of Innovation and Entrepreneurship715Any level 6 management module and level 6 marketing module.  
ITB7305Artificial Intelligence715ITB5105
ITB5131
 
ITB7325Advanced Databases715ITB6225 
ITB7323Decision Support Systems715ITB6225 

Optional Module:

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
DFNZ701Design Factory 1730  

The 30 credit module DFNZ701: Design Factory 1 can be offered as an option within any Wintec degree programme, wherever the degree programme structures allows such an option. Admission into the Design Factory module is on negotiation with the Centre Director or delegated authority and selection into the module is in line with the Design Factory process.

 

Career/Further Opportunities

Depending on your chosen endorsement, you will be able to pursue careers in many areas including: research and animal science, environmental management and ecology, biosecurity and conservation; as well as food technology, engineering and health and safety.

Entry Criteria

Candidates are required to have obtained:
  • NCEA Level 3 comprised of 60 credits at NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including:
  • 14 credits each at NCEA Level 3 in Biology, Chemistry and a third approved subject, preferably English; and
  • A minimum of 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 in Mathematics; and
  • Literacy (10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and writing); and
  • Numeracy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above).

Or

  • 80 credits at NCEA Level 2 including;
  • A minimum of 20 credits each in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and  one other approved subject, preferably English; and
  • Literacy (10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and writing); and
  • Numeracy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above).

Or

  • A relevant qualification at Level 3 on the NZQF or above.

Or

  • Equivalent.

 Provisional entry for one year may be granted in special circumstances to applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria but who can demonstrate through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience that they have a reasonable chance of success in the programme.

 Special admission may be granted to applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria but whose previous life and/or work experience indicates that they have a reasonable chance of success in the programme.

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

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Pathways

Applied Science pathway diagram

Your First Day

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  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

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