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Diploma in Meat Technology

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Massey University's Diploma in Meat Technology is for those working in the meat industry. You could be a process supervisor, foreperson or skilled process worker, or aspire to be a plant manager, production manager, meat marketer, or compliance manager.

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Study Mode
Online

About this course

Massey University's Diploma in Meat Technology is for those working in the meat industry. You could be a process supervisor, foreperson or skilled process worker, or aspire to be a plant manager, production manager, meat marketer, or compliance manager.

If the meat industry is to remain competitive, a scientifically and technologically trained workforce is vital. This qualification gives you the skills needed to lead the industry.

The programme will increase your technological and scientific knowledge. You will learn how to make informed decisions to improve process efficiency and product quality. Ultimately this enhances or maintains company competitiveness.

Entry requirements

To enter the Diploma in Meat Technology you will:

  • have been awarded or qualified for at least 14 credits at NCEA Level 2 in each of English, mathematics and either science or biology
  • have been awarded or qualified for at least 7 credits in a fourth NCEA subject, or
  • produce evidence of a satisfactory standard of general education and/or informal learning equivalent to the minimum of the above NCEA requirement.

Study locations

Online

Career pathways

More than 40 per cent of the managers of New Zealand's export meat processing plants are Diploma of Meat Technology graduates.

Credit for prior study or work

If you meet the following criteria you may apply to be credited the Part One requirements if you have:

  • good passes in NCEA Level 2 in English, Mathematics, and either Science or Biology, and at least 7 credits in a fourth subject, or
  • completed a bachelor's degree, or
  • completed individual mathematics and science courses at University or Polytechnic, where these courses are considered to be equivalent to the Part One courses or
  • completed equivalent qualifications in overseas secondary schools or tertiary education institutions.

If you meet the above criteria you should apply for credit as early as possible, once you have been accepted into the programme. You will be informed in writing of any credit awarded. Please note there are no credit fees associated with applying for Credit towards the Diploma in Meat Technology.

For more information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.