Massey University's Diploma in Meat Technology is for those working in the meat industry as a process supervisor, foreperson or skilled process worker, and those who 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, particularly supervisors and managers are vital. This qualification gives you the skills needed to lead the industry.
The programme will increase your technological and scientific knowledge so you can make informed decisions to improve process efficiency and product quality and ultimately enhance or maintain company competitiveness.
The Diploma could also be a good way to get meat industry specific knowledge if you have a non-specialised degree or have previously worked in a different industry.
To enter the programme you must have achieved at least 14 credits at NCEA Level 2 in each of English, Mathematics and either Science or Biology, and at least 7 credits in a fourth subject.
Alternatively, if you can produce evidence of a satisfactory standard of general education and/or informal learning equivalent to the minimum of the above NCEA requirement then you can apply for admission.
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.