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Enrivonmental Management
Bachelor of Enrivonmental Management
Bachelor of Enrivonmental Management

Bachelor of Enrivonmental Management

  • ID:SIT640001
  • Level:Foreign Language
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$19,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$4,666.67
  • TuitionFee/Year:$19,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$4,666.67
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

School Leavers

  • University Entrance NCEA Level 3 Three subjects at Level 3 or above made up of the following. 
  • 14 credits each, in three approved subjects 
  • Literacy, 10 credits at Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits in reading 5 credits in writing 
  • Numeracy, 10 credits at Level 1 or above made up of achievement standards specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects or unit standards package of three numeracy unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627. All three required. 

Mature Applicants

Be at least 20 years of age when the programme begins and provide evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other experience. For example, successful completion of a programme of study ay level 3 and above and /or work experience or interests in environmental related groups or activities.

Completion of an external or overseas qualification which is considered to be the equivalent of any of the above qualifications as approved by the Head of Faculty.

Special Admission

Notwithstanding the above admissions categories in exceptional circumstances a mature aged applicant who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programme may be considered for admission provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme which is deemed to prepare graduates for the required academic standard for entry.

Provisional Part time Admission

An applicant who does not meet academic criteria, may be provisionally admitted to enrol in one or more Year one papers. Upon successful completion of the paper the student may apply for special admission or admission by mature entry.

English level

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:

  • IELTS Test: Academic Score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 TOEFL 
  • Paper-based test pBT Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE 
  • TOEFL Internet-based test iBT Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20) 
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations FCE or FCE for schools or CAE or CPE with a score of 169.No less than 162 in each skill. 
  • Pearson Test of English Academic PToE Academic with score of 50
  • City and Guilds IESOL B2 Communicator with a score of 66 
  • NZCEL Level 4 with the Academic endorsement

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  • Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or 
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or 
  • Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or 
  • Passed one of the English language tests listed above. 

The Head of Faculty will determine the maximum number of students permitted to enrol in the degree programme. All enrolments in the Bachelor of Environmental Management are approved at the discretion of the Programme Manager in consultation with the Head of Faculty and teaching staff as required.

Other requirements

Every candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Environmental Management is required to follow to the satisfaction of the Board of Studies, a programme of study for a minimum period of three years. Each year of study comprises two 17 week semesters.  Programmes of study for the degree are made up of clusters of papers taken at the appropriate levels as outlined in Appendix 1 of this document.  The overall programme of study for every candidate requires 360 credits for successful completion of the degree.  Individual papers may have specific prerequisites or other knowledge/skill requirements, which must be satisfied by all students.

In order to be awarded the Bachelor of Environmental Management, the student will have been credited with all required papers and electives as specified in the degree schedule.

The student completing the Bachelor of Environmental Management will normally be expected to complete the three-year programme (full-time equivalent) within five years. Notwithstanding the requirements set out above, the Head of Faculty with the approval and recommendation of the Board of Studies, may allow a student a longer period to complete the programme.

Course Information

Our Bachelor program offers students the broadest scope of any Environmental Management degree course in New Zealand.

Students will study:

  • Renewable Energy, 
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS), 
  • Environmental Law, 
  • Resource Management, 
  • Conservation Principles, 
  • Land, Freshwater and Marine Management. 
  • Practical training includes First Aid, river crossing, camping skills, trip planning and assessment. 

An exciting, hands-on course with a host of field trips, guest speakers and industry-related research projects, the Bachelor of Environmental Management prepares graduates for employment in a wide and growing number of careers.

The degree will prepare graduates for employment in a wide and growing number of careers in the environment and energy-related fields, or for further advanced study in specialist areas such as environmental health, or policy and planning.

Our graduates now work in positions such as, resource management planner, consents and compliance officer, pest management controller, 

researcher, technician, environmental monitoring, analyst, auditor, geographic information systems operator (GIS), conservation roles, farm manager, air quality monitoring , geological monitoring, ecological tourism, sustainable businesses or waste management.More than 85% of our graduates have gone into employment or further study in these fields.

The programme will provide students with exposure to a wide range of potential employers or clients in the areas of environmental management e.g. central, regional and local government; primary production and energy related industries.

Graduates will have well-developed theoretical knowledge coupled with relevant applied skills. Bachelor of Environmental Management graduates may be eligible to articulate to postgraduate programmes in environmental management at other tertiary institutions, both within New Zealand and overseas.

Further advanced study can be completed in specialist areas such as environmental health, or policy and planning.

Our graduates now work in positions such as:

  • Resource management planner
  • Consents and compliance officer
  • Pest management controller
  • Researcher
  • Technician
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Analyst
  • Auditor
  • Geographic information systems operator (GIS)
  • Conservation roles
  • Farm manager
  • Air quality monitoring
  • Geological monitoring
  • Ecological tourism
  • Sustainable businesses or 
  • Waste management.
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Career Opportunity

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Volunteering at local organisations can be a great way for international students to obtain local experience and references – as well as meeting new people and contributing to our local community. Volunteer opportunities are advertised on the board opposite the Employment Office (B-Block).

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