1 year
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 11,679
NZD 17,500
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

This is a hands-on laboratory-based programme, with face-to-face tuition from your science lecturers and small classes. It is tailored to current and future industry and employment and should mark the beginning or development of an exciting career in science.

This qualification may lead to further study in the New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 6) or a bachelor’s degree. The demand for science has never been greater, with opportunities in a number of fields from environmental management, water quality and chemistry laboratories to business and management tracks looking for organised and scientifically trained staff.

Entry Requirements

  • Level 4 Science certificate or NCEA level 3 including 14 credits in chemistry or biology. 
  • Students without these qualifications may still be able to enroll depending on their experience.
  • For international students or non-English speaking New Zealand residents, English language entry requirements of the equivalent of IELTS score of no less than 6.0.