In this programme, you will learn theoretical and technical knowledge in a specialised field of science such as:
Food technology is the science of food. Those who choose this pathway could 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 the science of conservation, biosecurity and environmental management. If you choose this pathway, you may work in entry-level positions as biosecurity officers who help manage pest animal and plant control, and help conserve local environments.
Biotechnology is 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 may work in entry-level positions as researchers or laboratory technicians.
This programme is highly practical and hands-on. Alongside learning theory, you will spend time in the laboratory developing the essential practical skills that are useful in the workplace.
It is intended that our New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 5) programme is completed before proceeding to this Bachelor. 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. You will also be required to undertake self-directed study in your own time. Part-time study is available for this programme; however, a high number of laboratory hours are required.