Diploma in Applied Science

Develop knowledge in a specialised science discipline at undergraduate level or prepare yourself for further study to become a chiropractor.

The Diploma in Applied Science has three pathways:

  • Standard diploma
  • Pre-Chiropractic pathway

Start date: 2022

Minimum entry requirements

  • Completion of Year 12
    • NCEA: 48 level 2 credits including eight level 2 credits in any one subject from Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Physics, Science
    • CIE: 60 points on the UCAS Tariff, including any one subject similar to the NCEA subjects listed above
  • Pre-Chiropractic: Letter of Intention to NZCC from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall with all bands 5.0 or higher; or equivalent.

English language requirements

You can choose one of three common pathways:

  • Standard diploma
  • Pre-Chiropractic

Standard diploma

For this one-year qualification you need to complete eight courses from Year 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Science.

Courses may include

Pre-Chiropractic pathway

This one-year diploma prepares you for the Bachelor of Chiropractic, taught through the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

The Pre-Chiropractic pathway within the Diploma in Applied Science is an opportunity to meet the entry requirements of the New Zealand Chiropractic College. Completing the diploma doesn’t guarantee entry to the Bachelor of Chiropractic.

New Zealand College of Chiropractic website

Courses you study

You also choose one elective from the Bachelor of Science list of elective courses.

More information about this programme

Email science.admin.team@aut.ac.nz

Standard diploma

Graduates with this broad foundation in science are prepared for careers in science and laboratory work in a variety of industries. You can also progress to a higher level science qualification.

Pre-chiropractic pathway

This pathway prepares you for entry into chiropractic college and becoming a registered chiropractor.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3750
Level:
5
Points:
120
Duration:
1 year full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:
28 Feb 2022
18 Jul 2022
Fees:
Domestic
$6,901 - $7,077
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2022. The exact fees will depend on courses selected and may exceed this range.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2022, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • Check if you're eligible for fees-free study
International
$34,600
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2022. The exact fee will depend on courses selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2022, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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