Enjoy a career as a lab technician, research technician or quality assurance technician and help keep New Zealand at the forefront of scientific research, product development and testing with UCOL’s National Diploma in Science.
Level: 5 or 6
Locations: Palmerston North
Duration: 2 years, full-time
Dates:Palmerston North15 February 2016 - 25 November 2016
* 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.
National Diploma in Science Graduate
On completion of her UCOL placement and qualification, Ankita was selected to work as a summer student at AgResearch.
National Diploma in Science Lecturer
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.
NCEA Level 1 (or equivalent) and 12 Level 2 credits from Science, Biology or Chemistry (or equivalent)
Entry criteria may also be met by:
Passes in relevant science subjects in the UCOL Certificate in Science and Health, Level 3; a partially completed university science qualification; OR industrial experience.
English Proficiency Entry Requirements:The minimum entry requirement for international students is IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 (or equivalent). IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible).
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 Programme Leader before enrolment about the nature of the programme in relation to their own skills and experience.
The availability of a particular Elective (or Optional Course) is subject to an appropriate number of students enrolling in that Elective (or Optional Course).
First Year: July Start
Second Year: February Start
Second Year: July Start
Students may choose to substitute the following unit standard for 30 credits from year two EITHER semester one OR semester two, subject to discussion with the Academic Leader and the availability of an industry/research placement.