This one-year certificate gives you a taste of university life, and helps you develop the knowledge and skills for further study at bachelor’s level.
The Certificate in Science and Technology gives you an introduction to the main areas involved in studying design, engineering, computing or mathematics. It prepares you for further study at bachelor’s level. It's also a good option if you’re returning to study and want to develop your study skills.
There are four pathways:
Computing – leading to the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences
Design Technologies (South Campus only) – leading to the Bachelor of Design
Engineering – leading to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Engineering Technology
Mathematics – leading to the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences
All students complete the Academic Literacies paper. Your other papers will be chosen to complement your pathway and the entry requirements of your proposed future degree studies. For example, engineering students focus on physics and mathematics; design students will study design techniques and principles while developing a portfolio of design work; and computing students cover mathematics, problem solving and programming.
Completion of Year 12
NCEA or equivalent: 48 level 2 credits or higher, plus eight level 1 credits in at least one subject from Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, History of Art, Media Studies, Social Studies, Te Reo M?ori or Te Reo Rangatira CIE: 60 points on the UCAS Tariff
The course of study of every applicant is subject to the approval of the programme leader
Preference will be given to applicants with:
NCEA or equivalent: 12 credits at level 2 or higher in Mathematics, and eight credits at level 2 or higher in at least one language rich subject.
English language requirements
IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall with all bands 5.0 or higher; or equivalent; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with C/C+ grade; TOEFL iBT score of 70; GIE with C+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 162; PTE minimum overall score of 42.