Course Detail Title template selected: there are currently 0 courses selected. Please make sure one and only one course is selected.

Course Details

Course Detail template selected: there are currently 0 courses selected. Please make sure one and only one course is selected.

Summary

The Postgraduate Certificate in Transdisciplinary Research (PGCert in TDR) offers students a great entry into postgraduate study from a diverse range of disciplines. It builds on your industry experience and offers you flexibility in time and place of study.

This programme aims to extend your knowledge to innovate in the workplace and develop attributes and skills highly sought after in the 21st century workplace. It offers an accessible academic and professional career development opportunity in research and innovation at postgraduate level, relevant to all disciplines.

There are no formal classes. As a student, you will be guided through the programme by an academic lead supervisor and you will have access to an industry mentor. You will also be embedded in our community of practice, supported by supervision and mentorship, with access to a national and international network of researchers. You will be part of a group of fellow students and will enrich your learning through regular seminars, presentations, extensive online resources and workshops.

This framework will ensure you are well supported in all academic aspects as well as allowing you to gain valuable insights into the business environment the project is undertaken in.

Find out more information about the Centre for Transdsciplinary Research and Innovation here.

VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Scehdule of Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-RequisitesAssessment Standard
TDRI801Transdisciplinary Research Theoretical Framework
8
30

 N/A
TDRI802
Transdisciplinary Research Problem Framing
8
30

 N/A

Entry Criteria

1.1 General Academic Admission
  • Candidates must have gained either:
  • An undergraduate degree conferred by a New Zealand tertiary education institution with a mark average of B (65 %) or above in the final year of study; or
  • A qualification, industry experience and/or assessment of prior learning approved as equivalent by the Programme Committee.
1.2 Selection Criteria
  • Candidates must also:
  • Demonstrate the ability to undertake independent practical and theoretical research at a minimum level equivalent to a level 7 Bachelor’s research project. This will be demonstrated by successfully completing all three components of the Training Needs Analysis (TNA) with 75 % or above. The TNA consists of:
    • The Online Training Needs Analysis
    • Submission of a professional and research evidence portfolio
    • An entry interview with the Team Manager Postgraduate (or delegate) and one approved academic supervisor of the PG Cert
  • Have a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience
  • Have a theme/research project approved by Wintec and the industry partner
  • Be required to sign appropriate agreements and to be willing to comply with agreed protocols related to the research project
1.3 English Language Requirements
  • Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5, with no individual band score lower than 6.0; or equivalent.

Career/Further Opportunities:

There are growing career opportunities for professional workplace-based innovators and applied researchers Students will gain skills and expertise highly valued in a workplace or research environment, including developing an understanding of the transdisciplinary research approach and the critical reframing of a real-world problem. They will be able to establish a research plan based on this understanding and knowledge gained. Graduates will be able to use this qualification for their professional development and to develop the skills required to undertake new roles within a business or group.

Those who successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Transdisciplinary Research with a B grade average or above and whose research plan has been approved by Wintec and the industry partner for implementation will be eligible to enter the Master of Transdisciplinary Research and Innovation programme.

Pathways

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.

Policies

Prospectus

Our prospectuses will tell you everything you need to know about Wintec. They contains information about the Wintec campus, student life and the programmes we offer.

We offer the prospectuses in both digital and physical form.

Undergraduate Prospectus

Download a copy

Just click here (you can then save it to your computer).

Email me a link

Want a link to the digital copy delivered fresh to your email inbox (or your friend's inbox)? No worries, leave your details below. Your email should arrive in the next few minutes!

Post me a copy

Would you like a copy of the prospectus delivered to your letterbox? Sometimes it's just nice to have a hard copy to write on, highlight, or show your family. We get that! Fill in the form below and we'll post your prospectus off to you in the next few days.

Postgraduate Health Prospectus

Download a copy

Just click here to view the PDF (you can then save it to your computer).

Email me a link

Want a link to the digital copy delivered fresh to your email inbox (or your friend's inbox)? No worries, leave your details below. Your email should arrive in the next few minutes!

Post me a copy

Would you like a copy of the prospectus delivered to your letterbox? Sometimes it's just nice to have a hard copy to write on, highlight, or show your family. We get that! Fill in the form below and we'll post your prospectus off to you in the next few days.

Need help? Want to know how to get started?

Leave your details here and we will come back to you: