Certificate in Applied Science

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If you’re keen on science but not yet sure which direction to take, or are not ready to start a degree course, this certificate gives you a taste of the many options offered at AUT. The Certificate in Applied Science is a foundation programme, developed through consultation with industry representatives. It’s designed to help you reach a high level of scientific competence and prepare you for degree study in sciences or health science.

Quick facts

Programme code: AK1018
Level: 4
Points: 120
Duration: 1 year full-time
Venue: City Campus
Fees: General Course fees and Additional fees
Start date: 26 Feb and 16 July 2018

AUT encourages early application. This qualification will remain open until all places have been filled.

Entry requirements

  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent
  • Preferred school subjects: Mathematics, Science
  • In 2018, preference will be given to applicants with at least 12 credits at Level 2 in one subject from Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Physics, Science, and 12 credits at Level 2 in one or more subjects from Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, History of Art, Media Studies, Social Studies, Te Reo Maori, Te Reo Rangatiria, or Calculus, Mathematics, Statistics.
  • English language requirements

What this qualification covers

You gain a general understanding of foundation studies in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Communication.

Select eight papers:

ECOL401 Foundation Ecology
SCIE401 Foundation Biophysics
CHEM401 Foundation Chemistry
BIOL401 Foundation Biology
HUMB401 Foundation Human Anatomy and Physiology
CHEM501 Principles of Chemistry
ECOL501 Ecology and Evolution
BIOL502 Plants and Animals
COMM401 Introduction to Academic Writing
MATH400 Foundation Mathematics
MATH401 Foundation Algebra
STAT400 Foundation Statistics
STAT500 Applied Statistics

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment in a science-related industry at an entry level position, such as a laboratory assistant or trainee. This foundation programme can also prepare you for undergraduate study in sciences or health science.

Further studies

Last updated: 13-Dec-2017 3.46pm

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