Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
City, Grafton, Tāmaki
Points
120
Programme type
Undergraduate

Programme overview

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.

Read the full programme regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Science in the University of Auckland Calendar.

Programme structure

To complete this programme you need to pass courses totalling 120 points. Courses are typically worth 15 points.

120 points (eight courses) above Stage I:

At least 75 points (five courses) above Stage II, selected from the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Honours) or Master of Science schedules, including:

  • At least 45 points (three courses) in a subject major as listed in the Bachelor of Science schedule (but excluding Bioinformatics, Ecology, Information Systems, Logic and Computation, Medical Science and Operations Research), or
  • At least 45 points from one of the following Bachelor of Science majors: Environmental Science, Geophysics, Marine Science

A project or dissertation of up to 30 points may be included if approved by your Head of Department prior to enrolment.

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Taught 120 points GPA Grade Point Average 3.0

    Bachelor of Science

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You must have completed a Bachelor of Science and passed the prerequisites for the courses in your intended major. Prerequisites are usually Stage I courses in your intended specialisation. 

You will need a GPA of 3.0

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.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science at a recognised university (or similar institution) and passed first-year courses in your intended specialisation.  

You will need a GPE of 3.0.

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?

2017 fees

Domestic students
NZ$5,882.40 – $8,913.60*
International students
NZ$32,392*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2017 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 $6.38 per point, estimated at $765.60 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.

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Key dates

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.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

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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.

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