Postgraduate Diploma in Science

Advance your understanding of science, or computer and mathematical sciences in as little as one year with the Postgraduate Diploma in Science.

This coursework-based qualification includes courses from the Master of Science. You can choose from a wide range of courses in science, or computer and mathematical sciences. Throughout your studies you develop advanced analytical, planning and critical thinking skills. Graduates may progress to further study in the Master of Science or Master of Science (Research).

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Minimum entry requirements

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent OR
  • Graduate Diploma in Science or equivalent OR

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

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

English language requirements

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science is a coursework programme with courses drawn from those in the Master of Science. You complete courses to make up a total of 120 points. Enrolment in courses is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of courses.

Choose from a wide range of courses

You can complete this postgraduate diploma without a specialisation, and choose from a wide range of courses in computer and mathematical sciences, or science.


To specialise in one of the areas listed below, complete the courses listed for this specialisation.

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Science are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

Quick facts
Programme code:
1 year full-time / part-time available
City Campus
17 Jul 2023
26 Feb 2024
15 Jul 2024
$10,277 (for 120 points)
($9,203 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
Computing: $40,674 (for 120 points)
($39,600 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
Science: $41,074(for 120 points)
($40,000 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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