Institute of Technology or PolytechnicWintec
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2024
The Bachelor of Technology is an innovative, practically-orientated and future-focused degree.
Students in this programme will develop a broad and practical foundation in science and technology, with a specific endorsement in one of the following endorsements:
These areas have been chosen for their alignment with local industry and the diverse range of opportunities available for employment.
Food technology is about the science of food. People who choose this pathway can work in positions as food technologists who develop new food products, analyse the components of food, or; food safety officers who audit the food manufacturing industry.
Environmental technology is about the science of conservation, biosecurity and environmental management. People who choose this pathway can work in positions as biosecurity officers who help manage pest animal and plant control, and help conserve local environments.
Biotechnology is about the 'doing' of science, this includes quality assurance of laboratory practices, the analysis of samples and reporting on sample results. People who choose this pathway can work in positions as researchers or laboratory technicians.
Agritechnology is about the science of agriculture, including soil and plant analysis, and plant and animal production. People who choose this pathway can work in positions as researchers or laboratory technicians with a focus on agriculture.
What You'll Learn
You must complete:
You will participate in group work, projects, student investigations, presentations, field trips and other interactive activities. In your third year, you will complete an industry-based project relevant to your specific endorsement. Throughout the degree, you can base your assignments on your specific areas of interest.
Graduates will be able to pursue careers in many areas including research and animal science, environmental management and ecology, biosecurity and conservation; as well as food technology, engineering, and health and safety.
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or