|Domestic tuition||$6,626 per year|
About the course
As a biodiversity management student, you'll explore how ecosystems function and support biological diversity, and how managers of biodiversity are responding to increasing concern over the impact of human activities on the planet.
Find out how society views and influences the natural environment, discover how social, cultural, and policy frameworks influence management decisions, and develop plant identification knowledge and skills.
You'll also develop an appreciation of the influence that government agencies, non-statutory organisations, and voluntary bodies have on biodiversity and biosecurity.
- Developed in response to increasing global concerns over the human impact on our natural environment
- Emphasis on practical application: possible work experience in applied settings for organisations like the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), Department of Conservation (DOC), the Auckland Council or volunteer organisations
- A chance to complete a research project in an area of your own interest in order to develop the skills you'll need for a career in your chosen field
- One of our biggest strengths is plant identification, a skill well regarded by the conservation industry. We'll help you develop your knowledge and confidence with plant identification
- A teaching team of highly qualified and respected scientists and industry consultants including botanists and an ornithologist
Can't decide between animals or the environment? Study a double major and you'll get the best of both worlds, with a selection of animal- and environment-related courses.
Studying for a double major is highly recommended. Double majors further grow your knowledge and capabilities, and it makes you more employable and competitive in the job market.
For this programme, you will need the following:
- 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 or higher including:
- 14 credits in two different approved subjects; and
- 14 credits from up to two subjects (approved or non-approved);
- 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori (4 in reading, 4 in writing);
- 14 credits in NCEA Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau;
If you don't meet the academic criteria above, we have a range of Bridging Education programmes which will help you prepare for further academic study.
If English is not your first language you will also need one or more of the following:
- Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance;
- Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency;
- Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years;
If you don't meet the English criteria above, we have a range of English Language programmes available, depending on your current level of ability.
If you don't meet these requirements, you may still apply under special or discretionary entrance.