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Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology

  • Graduate Diploma

Massey University's Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology gives you the opportunity to join the pathway to in-depth research at a master's level. If you complete the programme at a satisfactory level you may be able to proceed to the Master of Science.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time

About this course

Massey University's Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology gives you the opportunity to join the pathway to in-depth research at a master's level.

If you complete the programme at a satisfactory level you may be able to proceed to the Master of Science. If so, credits you have gained through this qualification may be credited to the master's programme.

Entry requirements

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology you will have been awarded or qualified for:

  • a Bachelor of Science degree, or close equivalent, with a major in the intended postgraduate subject with a minimum B- average in the majoring 300-level courses, or
  • a bachelor's degree followed by a graduate diploma, or equivalent, comprising the majoring courses for the intended postgraduate subject with a minimum B- average in the 300-level courses, or
  • a bachelor's degree followed by a graduate certificate comprising at least 45 credits at 300-level from the majoring courses for the intended postgraduate subject, or equivalent, with a minimum grade average of B- in the 300-level courses, or
  • a postgraduate certificate comprising 60 credits of courses that are in the same subject as your intended postgraduate diploma.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Career pathways

A 2017 Ministry of Education publication, The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that, in New Zealand, earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed.

Credit for prior study or work

For 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.