Institute of Technology or PolytechnicToi Ohomai Institute of Technology
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Are you ready to play a role in protecting and maintaining New Zealand's wonderful outdoor environment and range of indigenous and introduced species?
If you enjoyed the level 5 Environmental Management (Terrestrial) course, you'll find plenty to excite you in this second year. The level 6 diploma will set you up with more in-depth skills and knowledge and lead you into advanced study to gain your degree. You build on your knowledge of botany, terrestrial science, ecology and sustainability, and continue your learning in a choice of elective papers in geology, biosecurity or aquaculture.
There's a strong focus on research and environmental reporting and monitoring, meaning you get the opportunity to work alongside industry and apply your skills in real-world surveying, sampling and monitoring projects. You also learn how to design research and manage data, and understand the regulatory environment.
Depending on your choice of subjects, you could be taking off to remote South Island locations, or even Borneo to study unique environments, monitor ecosystems or survey indigenous species. Have a look at the awesome field trips our students have taken over the last few years.
Students gain employment in a number of exciting areas. Or, open up more career opportunities for yourself by moving into the third year of the Bachelor of Science with the University of Waikato here at Toi Ohomai. You may even decide to continue on further to complete your Masters and PhD.
Environmental sustainability is crucial to our global decision-making. Sharp, enthusiastic graduates, who understand marine or terrestrial environments and how they are influenced by human activities, are essential to support informed environmental management now and in the future.
TOPICS YOU'LL COVER
Plus you'll choose TWO electives.
If you wish to focus on biology or ecology, it's recommended you select:
If you wish to focus on aquaculture, it's recommended you select:
FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Majoring in Ecology and Biodiversity
If you do not meet the academic requirements you may be given special admission if Toi Ohomai staff are satisfied you are capable of successfully completing the requirements.
Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years.
English Language requirements:
IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5.0 TWE); Cambridge English Qualifications: 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; OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests; PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42.