Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2021 Semester One – 1 March
2021 Semester Two – 19 July
Available locations
City, Grafton
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.

Programme structure

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.

Please see the University of Auckland Calendar Regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Science.

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2020 entry requirements

Programme 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.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Graduate Diploma in Science cost per year?

2020 fees

Domestic students
NZ$6,242.40 – $9,460.80*
International students
NZ$36,437 – $42,814*

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 $7.86 per point, estimated at $943.20 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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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

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

Summer School 2021
1 December 2020
Semester One 2021
8 December 2020
Semester Two 2021
4 July 2021

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Subjects available in this programme

Anthropological Science

Biological Sciences

Chemistry

Computer Science

Earth Sciences

Exercise Sciences

Geophysics

Logic and Computation

Marine Science

Mathematics

Pharmacology

Physics

Physiology

Psychology

Statistics

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

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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