Diploma in Science

University of Otago

Subject area

Natural and Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified




1 Year

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates of this programme will gain the foundational and introductory knowledge appropriate to their chosen major subject, and they will be inducted into the basic discourse conventions of their discipline. Graduates will develop the practical skills and attitudes necessary for effective learning at undergraduate level and beyond.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Every applicant shall either (a) be an international student with an overall IELTS score of 5.5 (with no band less than 5.0) or equivalent; have completed the final year of their high school system; and have gained the equivalent of a minimum B- average across at least 3 relevant subjects or (b) be a student whose achievement at NCEA Level 3 or equivalent is deemed sufficient to meet the requirements of the programme, even if their achievement does not meet the requirements for matriculation to the University.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


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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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 808 098
Phone: (03) 479 1100
Fax: (03) 474 1607
Email: university@otago.ac.nz
Web: http://www.otago.ac.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

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NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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