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Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 semester

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Manawatu Campus


Study a Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology – GCertScTech

This Graduate Certificate also helps you to update your knowledge and skills in an area similar to that in which you graduated (or work in).

Enter with industry experience

If you have substantial industry experience at a senior level this will be considered towards your application. This is on a case-by-case basis.


Some of the courses in the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology can be studied by distance (online). This gives you the flexibility to fit study around jobs and other commitments.

Use your credits toward a degree

After you graduate, you may have courses passed under the Graduate Certificate qualification credited to a bachelor’s degree, provided the courses comply with the regulations of the degree in question.

A GCertScTech is a good fit if you:

have a tertiary qualification

want to progress to postgraduate study in a different subject to your first degree in the sciences.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology you will have:

been awarded or qualified for a relevant bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in the area you wish to study, or

accepted as having equivalent status to a university graduate on the basis of equivalent relevant professional experience.

You will also have a background adequate for the courses you wish to study.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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