As well as developing knowledge of the role of micro-organisms across many areas you will acquire the practical skills required in research and industry to become a skilled and highly adaptable employee, capable of working in a wide variety of settings, whether in industrial, research or government organisations.
Below is a summary only. For a comprehensive overview of this qualification, please refer to the Academic calendar.
In your first year you take six compulsory papers. These papers provide a general scientific grounding that is important for students:
775205 General Chemistry
555301 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication
555401 Health and Environment
775102 Biological Chemistry
775317 Ecology and Evolution
Plus 2 electives.
You will study aspects of microbiology in greater depth, and will apply basic theories to more complex scenarios and scientific phenomena. Specifically, areas such as environmental, food, medical and industrial microbiology will be covered, followed by advanced food microbiology, biotechnology and molecular genetics. You will study advanced topics and develop skills in experimental design, literature research and the collection, treatment, interpretation and reporting of results.
Level 6 papers (Year 2 or 3)
775411 Food Science
776113 Environmental Microbiology
776114 Industrial Microbiology
776412 Food Microbiology
776515 Medical Microbiology I
Plus 2 electives.
Plus 5 electives.Research project
*Upon completion of the Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching (one additional year of full-time study and training in how to teach, subject to meeting entry and selection criteria).
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.