Professional development and short courses - sciences

Massey University offers a variety of sciences short courses and professional development-related qualifications targeted at increasing the skill level of those in the workforce. These bring the latest research and industry developments to your learning, making it relevant, timely and immediately applicable.

Qualifications

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Qualifications

These are degrees at Massey which are less research-focused and are targeted to help those in the workforce to develop skills relevant to their current career. The pre-requisite to a master's degree is an undergraduate degree.

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Pathways

If you are not sure you have the correct pre-requisites to enrol in a programme of study at Massey you can use our pathways tool to find out more.

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Tailored short courses

If we don’t already offer the short course you need, talk to us. Our staff have a very broad range of expertise and we will tailor courses to meet your industry or organisation’s requirements. These courses may count towards a Massey qualification.

Get in touch with us to discuss your needs.

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Agriculture and horticulture short courses

Advanced Soil Conservation

This course covers the basics of erosion, nutrient and sediment loss, and key mitigation strategies, with participants able to progress to more advanced learning around soil and nutrient loss processes and the development of a land and water management farm plan.

Learning is drawn from Massey's broad multidisciplinary expertise as well as input from regional councils and industry bodies.

Advanced Soil Conservation

Farm dairy effluent course

A three-day short course for industry practitioners, rural professionals, regulatory and governance personnel and scientists engaged in providing advice relating to the design, management and auditing of farm dairy effluent (FDE) system.

Farm dairy effluent course

Greenhouse gas emissions and management course

Developed with DairyNZ, AgResearch, New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre and MPI, this course presents New Zealand’s agricultural GHG emissions in the context of their contribution to global emissions and climate change.

Greenhouse gas emissions and management course

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

This course is designed to meet CAA requirements for RPAS operators with little or no aviation experience who want to enter the industry or further develop their understanding of the use of RPAS in the aviation environment. The course is designed to bridge the gap between RPAS operators and aviators to enhance the safety of your operation. It delivers a syllabus centred around safe operating practices featuring hands-on scenarios and practical demonstrations by industry experts.

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

Sustainable nutrient management courses

Two courses are offered for the accreditation of advisors responsible for safe and effective nutrient management. The 'Intermediate' Course is offered in two options - Pastoral Agriculture and Orchard and Arable Production.

Sustainable nutrient management courses

Understanding herbicides

This course will give you a good grounding in the principles of using herbicides to control weeds. It has been designed to prepare participants for working in the herbicide industry within New Zealand.

Understanding herbicides

Animal and veterinary science CPD pathway

Massey University offers a number of 15-credit courses relevant to veterinarians and others working with animals.

There is also a unique professional development pathway for veterinarians in conjunction with The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA). This consists of a series of courses, that you can take in bite-size chunks and can lead to an internationally recognised qualification. Currently available is a Sheep, beef and deer pathway.

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NZVA Sheep, beef and deer pathway


Food and beverage short courses

Brewing short course

This two-day course, using Massey's state-of-the-art microbrewery offers a comprehensive introduction to brewing. Useful for industry suppliers, craft brewers, aspiring micro-brewers and new graduates. It runs twice a year.

Brewing short course

Food safety course

The focus of this course is microbiological safety although chemical and foreign matter aspects are included. It is designed for food manufacturers although those from other sectors of the food industry may find the course useful. This two-day course can be run on demand.

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Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point course

This two-day course covers the theory and practice of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) procedures to provide confidence in food manufacture. Run on demand.

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Low Acid Canned Food Thermal Processing Systems course (LACF)

This course covers relevant food microbiology principles, the design and control of a range of thermal processing systems, the principles of food plant sanitation, record keeping, and the design and handling of food containers for thermal processing. Passing this course allows you to supervise thermal processes for low-acid food.

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Computing and statistics

Introduction to R

R is a free and powerful software environment for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphics. The R environment is highly flexible and it contains a wealth of functions to carry out standard and non-standard statistical and graphical analyses.

This is a two-day course for researchers and organisations.

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