Graduate Diploma in Science

In as little as one year you can develop advanced knowledge of science, or computer and mathematical sciences with the Graduate Diploma in Science. It's a great choice if you already have a degree.

This graduate diploma is designed for professionals, including secondary school teachers, who want to update their knowledge of current technologies and applications of science, or computer and mathematical sciences. The Graduate Diploma in Science also prepares students for postgraduate study in an area of science, or computer and mathematical sciences in which they were not originally trained.

Minimum entry requirements

  • A bachelor's degree OR
  • Relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor's degree

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent.

English language requirements

In the Graduate Diploma in Science you choose courses from the Bachelor of Science to make up a total of 120 points. At least 75 points in your graduate diploma must be at level 7.

You can include 30 points from any other bachelor’s degree (with approval of the Graduate Diploma in Science programme leader).

Courses cover

  • Analytics
  • Biological Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Science
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematical Modelling and Computation

All courses in the Graduate Diploma in Science come from the Bachelor of Science

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Quick facts
Programme code:
1 year full-time / part-time available
City Campus
27 Feb 2023
17 Jul 2023
$8,165 - $8,344 (for 120 points)
($7,091 - $7,270 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
Computing: $37,574 (for 120 points)
($36,500 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
Science: $37,974 (for 120 points)
($36,900 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • 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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