New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science
Universal College of Learning (UCOL)
Natural and Physical Sciences
Total student fees
over 1 Year - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The purpose of this qualification is to provide individuals with theoretical and/or technical knowledge within a range of natural and physical sciences for employment and/or progression to higher level qualifications.
The qualification will also identify for the science-related sectors of Aotearoa New Zealand those employees who are able to work independently in routine operational positions in the manufacturing and regulatory industries, field work, research and development.
Key Information for Students
NCEA level 2 with 90 credits at level 2 or above. 30 level 2 credits from Science, Biology or Chemistry. 10 credits level 1 literacy and 10 credits level 1 numeracy. IELTS 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5 (or equivalent including TOEFL). NZQA Academic Entry Criteria for International Students for entry to a diploma programme with at least 2 academic subjects at least 60% and at least 2 science subjects. In addition to this international applications under the age of 20 must have NCEA equivalency.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
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All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
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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.
Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.