Help keep New Zealand at the forefront of scientific research, product development and testing with the New Zealand Certificate in Applied Science (Level 4).
Locations: Palmerston North
Duration: 6 months, full-time
Dates:20 Feb 2017 - 30 Jun 201724 Jul 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
Domestic Fees:*$3,174.10Scholarship info
* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). Fees for multi-year programmes are for one year of study.
Gain the skills you need to assist in routine sampling, field work, laboratory work and routine operation in a variety of settings.
This qualification will provide you with the knowledge and experience needed to work supervising in entry-level positions in science and technology-related fields including manufacturing and regulatory industries, field work, research and development.
Graduates of New Zealand Certificate in Applied Science (Level 4) will be able to:
There are job opportunities working in laboratories and undertaking field work in manufacturing, regulatory industries, and research and development.
On completion of her UCOL placement and qualification, Ankita was selected to work as a summer student at AgResearch.
Bob Stewart was working as a chef when he first considered studying science. Ten years later, he is preparing students for careers as laboratory technicians.
The minimum entry requirement for students is NCEA Level 1 with 100 credits at Level 1 or above. This includes 15 Level 2 credits from Science, Biology or Chemistry, 10 Level 1 Literacy credits and 10 Level 1 Numeracy credits.
In addition to the Domestic Entry Requirements, the following applies to international student applicants.
English language proficiencyInternational student applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS (or equivalent including TOEFL) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.
UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre. The English Proficiency test is accepted for English language entry into all UCOL programmes.
The New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science (Level 4) comprises 60 credits. There is no work experience component.
It is strongly recommended that all applicants, especially those over twenty years of age who do not have the minimum entry qualifications or recent experience of study, seek advice from the Head of School for Science before enrolment about the nature of the programme in relation to their own skills and experience.
The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.