Course details

Bachelor of Technology (Science)
NZQF Level 7

About the course

The Bachelor of Technology is an innovative, practically-orientated and future-focused degree.

Students in this programme will develop a broad and practical foundation in science and technology, with a specific endorsement in one of the following endorsements: Biotechnology Environmental technology Food technology ​Agritechnology These areas have been chosen for their alignment with local industry and the diverse range of opportunities available for employment.

Food technology is about the science of food. People who choose this pathway can work in positions as food technologists who develop new food products, analyse the components of food, or; food safety officers who audit the food manufacturing industry.

Environmental technology is about the science of conservation, biosecurity and environmental management. People who choose this pathway can work in positions as biosecurity officers who help manage pest animal and plant control, and help conserve local environments.

Biotechnology is about the ‘doing’ of science, this includes quality assurance of laboratory practices, the analysis of samples and reporting on sample results. People who choose this pathway can work in positions as researchers or laboratory technicians.

Agritechnology is about the science of agriculture, including soil and plant analysis, and plant and animal production. People who choose this pathway can work in positions as researchers or laboratory technicians with a focus on agriculture.

Students will participate in group work, projects, student investigations, presentations, field trips and other interactive activities, and complete an industry-based project. Throughout the degree, students can base their assignments on their specific area of interest.

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Entry requirements

Candidates are required to have obtained: NCEA Level 3 comprised of 60 credits at NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including: 14 credits each at NCEA Level 3 in Biology, Chemistry and a third approved subject, preferably English; and A minimum of 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 in Mathematics; and Literacy (10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and writing); and Numeracy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above). Or 80 credits at NCEA Level 2 including; A minimum of 20 credits each in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and one other approved subject, preferably English; and Literacy (10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and writing); and Numeracy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above). Or A relevant qualification at Level 3 on the NZQF or above. Or Equivalent.

Provisional entry for one year may be granted in special circumstances to applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria but who can demonstrate through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience that they have a reasonable chance of success in the programme.

Special admission may be granted to applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria but whose previous life and/or work experience indicates that they have a reasonable chance of success in the programme.

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.

About the provider

90 years of providing the skills and knowledge to build a stronger community and thousands of careers created, Wintec is one of New Zealand's largest and leading Institutes of Technology/Polytechnics (ITPs).

With six campuses strategically located throughout the region, we are a leading provider of high quality, vocational and professional education in the Waikato region.

At Wintec you'll discover that you have the power to create your world, the way you want it.

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