Diploma in Border and Biosecurity

Massey University

Subject area

Political Science


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Entry requirements

Admission to the Diploma in Border and Biosecurity requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates of a Diploma in Border and Biosecurity will be able to demonstrate an understanding of: the concepts of border security and biosecurity; contemporary border and biosecurity issues and practices; the implications of these for Maori cultural values; and the implications of these for national security and the economic wellbeing of countries. In addition, graduates may have specialist knowledge in one or more of the following: Apply knowledge of advanced theoretical frameworks and government policies to a range of biosecurity challenges. Demonstrate an understanding of the sources of New Zealand law, legal principles and basic rules of interpretation. Assess the range of security challenges that face global and New Zealand borders. Evaluate international transportation systems and the global food system from different perspectives. Outline the fundamental features of the main classes of micro-organisms, insects, plants and/or animals and understand their relevance to biosecurity practices. Demonstrate skills in data analyses, research, fieldwork and report and summary writing. Analyse organisational decision-making strategies and evaluate the potential effects of globalisation and technological advances on organisational behaviour.

What graduates earn

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Free phone: 0800 627 739
Phone: (06) 356 9099
Fax: (06) 350 2263
Email: contact@massey.ac.nz
Web: http://www.massey.ac.nz

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