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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
Get registered with a copy of your CV with Student Services, it will help you be considered for roles when businesses are seeking employees from SIT. There is also a noticeboard with current vacancies in the SIT Student Centre, B Block, 133 Tay St, Invercargill.
Get your foot in the door
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).