Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

Want a career as a medical laboratory scientist and play a key role in the world of health science? The Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science prepares you for a career in this exciting field.

As specialised health professionals, medical laboratory scientists provide information about a patient’s state of health that is vital to the diagnosis of disease and monitoring of its treatment.

Through the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science you develop skills in accurate observation and the collection, recording and interpretation of test results. Once you have completed this degree and fulfilled requirements of the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand, you can register and practise as a medical laboratory scientist.

Start date: 2019

Minimum entry requirements

  • University Entrance or equivalent including:
    • NCEA: 14 or more credits in each of Biology, Chemistry and Statistics
    • CIE: A D grade or better at AS or A level in each of Biology, Chemistry and Statistics
  • Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) requirements including police clearance

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

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

English language requirements

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This degree prepares you for a career in a diagnostic laboratory. Registered medical laboratory scientists work in public hospitals and community laboratories doing diagnostic laboratory testing across all specialisations.

Other career paths include:

  • Diagnostic reagent manufacture
  • Laboratory management
  • Marketing of medical equipment and reagents

Find out more about industry trends, job descriptions and what employers may be looking for.

Medical Laboratory Science Careers

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3432
Level:
7
Points:
480
Duration:
4 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

25 Feb 2019

Fees:
Domestic
$6,580 - $7,130
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. Exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, 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
$36,590
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact fees will depend on papers selected and may vary from the figure stated.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019 the fee may vary from the figure 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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