Entry into this course requires:
NCEA Level 2*, and;
A minimum total of 48 credits at level 2 in four subjects including at least 12 credits in mathematics (preferably achievement standards in algebra, calculus or trigonometry), or
Equivalent qualifications (eg International Baccelaureate or Cambridge), or
Equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience
*including a minimum of 10 literacy credits at level 1 or higher (for those who achieved NCEA Level 2 before 2013).
Candidates who do not meet the specified entry requirements may be considered for provisional entry (if aged under 20). These candidates may be required to demonstrate an ability to successfully complete the programme through an interview.
Special admission may be granted to candidates aged 20 years or over who do not meet the specified entry requirements. These candidates may be required to demonstrate an ability to successfully complete the programme through a process of an interview and / or assessment.
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.