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Certificate in Science and Technology

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • One semester of full-time study, can be studied part-time.
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

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Details you need to know about the structure, courses and requirements for this programme.

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Entry requirements

To enrol in the Certificate 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.

Planning your programme

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please check the regulations. 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.

Course 192.102 Academic Writing in English for Speakers of Other Languages may be included in the Certificate unless courses 119.155 or 119.177 have been completed.

Certificate in Science and Technology structure

Candidates for the Certificate in Science and Technology shall follow a flexible course of study of at least 60 credits at 100-level or above.

Courses can be chosen from the following subject areas (prefixes):

112 Agribusiness, 117 Animal Science, 119 Agriculture and Horticulture, 120 Plant Biology, 121 Environmental Science, 122 Biochemistry, 123 Chemistry, 124 Physics, 138 Agricultural Engineering, 145 Geography, 151 Nutritional Science, 157 Information Systems, 158 Information Technology, 159 Computer Science, 160 Mathematics, 161 Statistics, 162 Biology, 175 Psychology, 188 Natural Resource Management, 189 Soil Science, 194 Physiology, 196 Ecology, 199 Zoology, 203 Genetics, 214 Health Sciences, 218 Building and Construction, 233 Earth Science, 234 Sport and Exercise Science, 240 Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 246 Natural Sciences, 247 College of Sciences, 250 College of Health, 280 Process and Environmental Technology, 283 Agronomy, 284 Horticulture, 285 Plant Health, 286 Equine, 501 Agriculture/Horticulture Plants and 275.102 Human Development.

Students may exit with a Certificate in Science and Technology from the Bachelor of AgriCommerce, Bachelor of Construction, 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

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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