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Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management)

Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management)

  • ID:NMIT640005
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$23,460.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$18,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$333.33
  • TuitionFee/Year:$23,460.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$18,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$333.33

* Textbooks

Estimated Total/program:
$127,479.99
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

  1. 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 or higher including:
    • 14 credits in two different approved subjects; and
    • 14 credits from up to two subjects (approved or non-approved);
  2. 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori (4 in reading, 4 in writing);
  3. 14 credits in NCEA Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau;

English requirements

If English is not your first language you will also need one or more of the following:

  • Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance;
  • Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency;
  • Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years;

Course Information

Want to help protect the planet? Find out about ecosystems, conservation issues, and the sustainable management of land, animals and plant life, as well as management strategies to promote the conservation of biodiversity, and address biosecurity.

Programme overview

As a biodiversity management student, you’ll explore how ecosystems function and support biological diversity, and how managers of biodiversity are responding to increasing concern over the impact of human activities on the world.

Find out how society views and influences the natural environment, discover how social, cultural, and policy frameworks influence management decisions, and develop your knowledge and skill with plant identification.

You’ll also develop an appreciation of the influence that government agencies, non-statutory organisations, and voluntary bodies have on biodiversity and biosecurity.

Bachelor of Applied Science highlights

  • Developed in response to increasing global concerns over the human impact on our natural environment

  • Emphasis on practical application: possible work experience in applied settings for organisations like the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), Department of Conservation (DOC), the Auckland Council or volunteer organisations

  • A chance to complete a research project in an area of your own interest in order to develop the skills you'll need for a career in your chosen field

  • We’ll help you develop your knowledge and confidence with plant identification; one of our biggest strengths, and a skill well regarded by the conservation industry

  • A teaching team of highly qualified and respected scientists and industry consultants including botanists and an ornithologist

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  • Diversity of Life: Plants and Fungi (NSCI5101), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To develop an understanding of the basis of classification of plants, fungi and protists and their underlying structure and function.
  • Diversity of Life: Animals (NSCI5103), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To develop an understanding of the basis of the taxonomic classification of the major animal groups, their phylogenetic relationships and how different animal forms have adapted to different ways of living.
  • Principles of Biology (NSCI5104), 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS), To develop an understanding of the underlying chemical and physical processes which serve to promote and enable order in biological systems.
  • Earth Processes (NSCI5730), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To provide a scientific understanding of physical and chemical processes and their interactions which are essential to life on Earth.
  • Principles of Ecology (NSCI5731), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To develop an understanding of the interactions that occur between organisms and their environment.
  • Contemporary Issues in Biology (NSCI5734), 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS), To enable students to research contemporary issues in biological sciences and thereby facilitate the acquisition of fundamental academic skills that support studies in the Bachelor of Applied Science.
  • Science and Society (NSCI5735), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To explore ways in which Science and human society have developed and interacted throughout history; to equip students with an appreciation that science takes place within a broad cultural framework and to recognise the validity of differing points of view.
  • Techniques in Field Biology (NSCI5740), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To provide an introduction to a range of techniques used in field biology for the scientific identification and sampling of animals and plants.
  • Research Methods (NSCI6730), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To develop skills in research methodology that will allow students to plan and initiate research, to analyse data and to critically appraise research findings.
  • Concepts in Biodiversity (NSCI6735), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To provide a synopsis of the theory, methodology and significance of biological diversity.
  • Behavioural Ecology (NSCI6739), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To develop an understanding of the ecological and evolutionary basis of animal behaviour, and the role behaviour plays in enabling animals to adapt to their environment.
  • Ecological Evaluation and Management (NSCI6745), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To develop an understanding of how the scientific evaluation (within the context of international and national legislative frameworks) and assessment of ecosystems or species supports decision-making and conservation management practices.
  • Ecological Risk and its Mitigation (NSCI6746), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To apply ecological theory and techniques to the assessment of environmental risk from human impacts and evaluate mitigations for the sustainable utilisation of biological resources.
  • Advanced Field Surveying of New Zealand Biota (NSCI7105), 15 credits (0.125 EFTS), To provide advanced experience of taxonomy, field identification and surveying techniques for a range of animals, plants and fungi.
  • Negotiated Research-SA/SB (Sem A) (NSCI7731-SA), 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS), To provide students with an opportunity to complete an in-depth applied science study using research skills and to disseminate their findings in an appropriate format.
  • Negotiated Research-SA/SB (Sem B) (NSCI7731-SB), 15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS), To provide students with an opportunity to complete an in-depth applied science study using research skills and to disseminate their findings in an appropriate format.
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Biosecurity officer
  • Conservation manager
  • Ecology consultant
  • Environmental officer
  • Geographic information systems (GIS) analyst
  • MPI quarantine officer
  • Regional parks manager

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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