Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management)

Unitec New Zealand Limited

Subject area

Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

General Admission:
Applicants must have: A minimum of 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications framework, with 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in each of two subjects from an approved list, with a further 14 credits at Level 3 or higher taken from no more than two additional domains on the National Qualifications Framework or approved subjects plus a minimum of 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau on the National Qualifications Framework, plus a minimum of 8 credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori, a minimum of 4 credits must be in reading and a minimum of 4 credits must be in writing, OR
at least 3 'C' passes in the New Zealand School University Bursaries Examinations, OR
Successful completion of the Unitec Certificate in Foundation Studies: Whitianga Level 3 with a relevant pathway, where appropriate, OR
Certificate of University Preparation (Level 4), OR
Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 4), or

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim is to allow students to explore how the ecosystems function and support biological diversity, and how managers of biodiversity are responding to increasing concern over the effect of human activities on the world, how society views and influences the natural environment, how social, cultural and policy frameworks influence management decisions, and to develop an appreciation of the influence government agencies, non-statutory organisations and voluntary bodies have on biodiversity.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Biological Sciences at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Bashford-Nicholls Trust Vocational Study Scholarships

Provided by:

Royce Nicholls Trust/Margaret Bashford Trust




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Transpower Rural Communities Trust Tertiary Grant

Provided by:

Rural Communities Trust



So far, almost 1,000 grants have been approved, totaling well over $600,000.

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

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