Diploma in Science and Technology

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Entry requirements

To enrol in the Diploma in Science and Technology you need to have an entrance to university qualification, either through Bursaries and Scholarship Examinations, New Zealand University Entrance, NCEA, Admission with Equivalent Status, Discretionary Entrance or Special Admission.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Diploma in Science and Technology structure

Candidates for the Diploma in Science and Technology shall follow a flexible course of study of at least 120 credits at 100-level or above.


Endorsements are available in:

  • Engineering Studies
  • Veterinary Preparation

Each Endorsement has specific requirements. To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please click the ‘regulations‘ tab. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search

The Diploma can also be completed without endorsement. Courses can be chosen from a wide range of subject areas (prefixes):
112 Agribusiness, 117 Animal Science, 119 Agriculture and Horticulture, 120 Plant Biology, 121 Environmental Science, 122 Biochemistry, 123 Chemistry, 124 Physics, 145 Geography, 151 Nutritional Science, 157 Information Systems, 158 Information Technology, 159 Computer Science, 160 Mathematics, 161 Statistics, 162 Biology, 175 Psychology, 189 Soil Science, 194 Physiology, 196 Ecology, 199 Zoology, 203 Genetics, 214 Health Sciences, 233 Earth Science, 218 Building and Construction, 234 Sport and Exercise Science, 236 Nanoscience, 240 Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 246 Natural Sciences, 283 Agronomy, 284 Horticulture, 285 Plant Health, 286 Equine.

Students may exit with a Diploma in Science and Technology from the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours, Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, Bachelor of Veterinary Science, and Bachelor of Veterinary Technology.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates

Majors or endorsements

* The Veterinary Preparation endorsement is not available to international students.

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

Already know which courses you're going to choose?

If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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