The Bachelor of Technology is an innovative, practically-orientated and future-focused degree.
In this programme, you will develop a broad and practical foundation in science and technology, with a specific endorsement in one of the following:
- Environmental technology
- Food technology
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, 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.
Studying will see you participate in group work, projects, student investigations, presentations, field trips and other interactive activities, and complete an industry-based project. The capstone (industry-based) project module enables you to be your own project manager - you will find an industry with a problem, design a solution, and then test the solution. The industry-based project is also a good way for you to build up networks, which can be useful for finding future employment.
Throughout the degree, you can base your assignments on your specific area of interest. There will be classroom or lab blocks five days a week, Monday to Friday, from 8am-4pm.