New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science
Waikato Institute of Technology Ltd
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
Candidates can gain entry to this programme by meeting one of the following criteria: a) Based on NZ high school achievement (secondary school study): 40 credits at NCEA Level 2; including 10 Literacy credits at NCEA Level 2, 10 Numeracy credits at NCEA Level 1 and 14 credits in a Science subject at NCEA Level 2; or a recognised equivalent; or b) Based on study completed at a NZ tertiary institution New Zealand Certificate in Applied Science (Level 3)(Ref:2550); or A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 3; or A recognised equivalent qualification; or c) Based on Discretionary Entrance Applicants who do not meet any of the entry options stated above, and think they have what it takes to complete this programme, can apply for Discretionary Entrance . The application is based on the applicant s ability to demonstrate a likelihood to succeed in the programme. The decision is at the discretion of the Head of School/Centre Director or their delegate. The ability to progress into further study depends on how successful the applicant is within the programme they apply and are accepted into under Discretionary Entrance . English Language Requirements Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or equivalent.
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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Where does this information come from?
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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.