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Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • 1 semester of full-time study or can be taken 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

Entry into the programme requires you to have a relevant bachelor degree, or equivalent, or be accepted as having equivalent status to a university graduate on the basis of equivalent relevant professional experience. You will also need to have a background adequate for the courses you wish to study. If you do not have the necessary background for the courses then pre-requisite courses are available in the Certificate in Science and Technology. Passes in suitable courses from other universities will be accepted instead of the prescribed Massey University courses.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Planning your programme

Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology structure

You will follow a flexible course of study totalling at least 60 credits (four courses) which will consist of courses at 200-, 300- and 700-level. At least 45 credits must be at 300-level or above.

The Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology may be awarded with or without an endorsement. The only endorsement available for this qualification is Lighting.

Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology (Lighting)

Entry requires you to have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with passing grades in electrical engineering, electronics, physics, or design, or architecture or a related area. Pre-requisites are important but can be waived if the student has appropriate industry or professional experience. Pre-requisite courses are available in the Certificate of Science and Technology. Students will be required to complete two courses per year, commencing the first year of study in February with course 218.741. The specific courses, all run in block mode, are;

Part 1 (First Year)

218.741 Light and Lighting
218.742 Lamps and Luminaires

Part 2 (Second Year)

218.743 Interior Lighting Design
218.744 Energy Efficiency and Exterior Lighting

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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