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Postgraduate Diploma in Meteorology

  • Graduate Diploma

Become an expert in climate and weather prediction with New Zealand's only postgraduate qualifications in Meteorology.

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Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
4 trimesters full-time
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About this course

Get professional training in Meteorology and explore the fundamental concepts of dynamic meteorology, radiation and thermodynamics.Taught in conjunction with New Zealand's leading weather forecasting organisation-MetService-you'll learn about cloud physics, satellites, climatology and numerical weather prediction. Gain an expert understanding of mid-latitude weather systems, particularly weather systems in New Zealand and the Tasman Sea region.You'll also do a practical project based on one of the research topics arising from the work of MetService. Gain new knowledge along with expertise in independent research, critical thinking and scientific rigour.Choose to study the Master of Meteorology (MMet) or you can opt for the shorter Postgraduate Diploma in Meteorology (PGDipMet).The MMet is only offered on alternate years.