Want a Bachelor of Science but don't want to leave the Bay? You're in luck!
If you've got your New Zealand diplomas in environmental management (levels 5 and 6) you can enjoy this final year of study towards your bachelor degree in Tauranga.
Complete just one more year after your diplomas and you’ll gain your Bachelor of Science. The University of Waikato degree is taught by University of Waikato and Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.
You’ll pick up key skills in courses on terrestrial or marine ecology, fresh water ecology and Geographical Information Systems fields. One of the key benefits of this pathway is the practical skills and experience you'll gain while studying - it gives you the edge for employment!
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Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Biological Sciences) (from the University of Waikato)
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3 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
If you have already completed the New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 5) AND the New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 6), you can finish this course in one year.
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Topics you'll cover
You'll need a total of 360 credits to graduate. This includes 120 credits from the New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 5) and 120 credits from the New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 6). While studying the diplomas you'll choose to focus on either marine or terrestrial environmental management.
Approved papers to a total of 120 credits:
- Marine Biology and Monitoring
- Functional Animal Biology
- Applied Terrestrial Ecology
- Applied Freshwater Ecology
Plus TWO options from:
- Geographic Information Systems
- Coastal Geomorphology
- Aquaculture - Reproduction and Early Lifestages
- Special Topics
Find out more about the Bachelor of Science from the University of Waikato.
Students Enrolling on New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 5) as part of the Bachelor of Science majoring in biological sciences
If you're studying in Tauranga, your first year of the degree will be the New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 5) (Marine strand or Terrestrial strand) and your second year of the degree will be the New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 6) (Marine strand or Terrestrial strand) with Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.
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Please refer to the Toi Ohomai fees on the course page for New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 5).
Please enquire direct with the University of Waikato for fees for the final year of study: email email@example.com
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
English language requirements
IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 3 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
- If you have already completed the New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 5) AND the New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 6), you can finish this course in one year.