The GradDipSci provides you with an opportunity to choose a second major, extend the field of study you chose for your Bachelor of Science degree, or continue to learn from another discipline at undergraduate level within the Faculty of Science. The GradDipSci also provides a pathway to enter into further study at postgraduate level.
To complete this programme you need to pass courses totalling 120 points. Courses are typically worth 15 points.
At least 75 points (five courses) must be at Stage III or above, from the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Honours) schedules.
At least 60 points must be from a subject major listed in the Bachelor of Science schedule, and this must include the Stage III courses required for the major.
A project or dissertation of up to 30 points may be included if approved prior to enrolment.
You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.
2023 entry requirements
You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) and passed first-year courses in your intended specialisation.
A GPA/GPE of at least 3.0 is strongly recommended.
Further programme requirements
English language requirements
You will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency if you are:
- An international applicant whose first language is not English
- A domestic applicant under 20 years of age whose first language is not English
You will require an IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no bands less than 5.5. See alternative English language requirements.
Other pathways to study
You can still gain entry if you have gained the equivalent level of competence through work experience or a professional qualification.
How much does a Graduate Diploma in Science cost per year?
- Domestic students
- NZ$6,594 – $9,996*
- International students
- NZ$41,381 – $48,622*
Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $8.38 per point, estimated at $1,005.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.
*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.
Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.
Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.
Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.
Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.
Here are the start dates for the programme.
|Summer School||Starts – 5 January|
|Ends – 15 February|
|Semester One||Starts – 27 February|
|Ends – 26 June|
|Semester Two||Starts – 17 July|
|Ends – 13 November|
|Summer School||Starts – 4 January|
|Ends – 14 February|
|Semester One||Starts – 26 February|
|Ends – 24 June|
|Semester Two||Starts – 15 July|
|Ends – 11 November|
Other important dates
See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.
Subjects available in this programme
Where could this programme take you?
Because science plays a vital role in addressing the key issues that confront us and future generations, studying the Sciences opens up a wide range of career opportunities. If you have been away from study for a while, the GradDipSci provides an opportunity to learn about new developments in your field of expertise.
Student career planning service
Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.