Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Ecology and Evolution

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Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to this programme, all applicants must meet three admission requirements: a. Requirements for either general admission, special admission, or discretionary admission b. Any additional Programme specific requirements c. English language requirements d. Access to a computer and internet access 1.1 Whakaurunga Whānui | General Admission To be admitted to this programme all applicants must meet the following requirements: a. A recognised Bachelor's degree (or higher) in a relevant discipline with merit achievement deemed to be a grade average of B- or higher; or b. A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor's degree or equivalent; or 1.2 Whakaurunga Motuhake | Special Admission Applicants must have: a. attained the age of 20 years on or before the first day of the semester in which study for the programme is to commence; and b. provided sufficient evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other life experience that would indicate a successful outcome in the qualification. 1.3 Whakaurunga Tautui | Programme Specific Requirements There are no programme specific requirements. 1.4 Whakaurunga Reo Pākehā | English Language Admission Requirements Domestic applicants must have achieved the minimum requirement to go to a New Zealand University or equivalent. International applicants must also meet the English Language Entry Requirements as stated by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority | Mana Tohu Matauranga O Aotearoa.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates from the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science will develop advanced knowledge and skills in applied science including recognised industry methodologies, data analysis and effective problem-solving. Graduates will summarise, articulate and provide a range of solutions to current problems and issues affecting Aotearoa New Zealand and other nations including Pacific. Graduates from the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science with a specialisation in Biodiversity Management will be emerging guardians of biodiversity capable of engaging with iwi, hapū, and tangata whenua, tikanga Māori, mātauranga Māori and te taiao.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Biological Sciences at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

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