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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 2018
    Jul 2018
  • Three years
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $6978 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.

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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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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