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Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science

  • ID:UCIC640002
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
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* Text books and course materials, Student Services Levy, Medical and Travel Insurance costs

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Entry into the UTP generally requires the successful completion of Year 12 of secondary school or its equivalent (this is equivalent to Year 13 in the New Zealand education system).

Not all qualifications are listed, so if you have other qualifications, please send details to the UCIC Admissions Office assessment.

NOTE: UTP Science students who wish to study Maths, Physics or Chemistry will need to achieve higher grades in these subjects at high school level (as per UTP Engineering entrance requirements).

See United Kingdom/ Cambridge International Examinations requirements in this link for more details:

English requirements

  • English language proficiency tests recognized for admission to UCIC: IELTS (Academic): Overall 5.5. All band scores minimum of 5.0
  • Score must be achieved in a single test. Combining results from multiple tests is not acceptable:

+ TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) where test was carried out prior to 1 October 2017: 550 with an essay score of 5.0 TWE

+ TOEFL Internet based test (iBT): 46 with a minimum writing score of 14

+ Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First or B2 First for schools: Score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill.

+ OET (Occupational English Test): Grade C in all sub-tests

+ NZCEL - New Zealand Certificate in English Language: Level 4 with Academic Endorsement

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Score of 42 with no band score lower than 36

+ LanguageCert: B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

+ Trinity ISE: ISE II with no less than merit in any band

+ NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance: Qualification completed and awarded

+ Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA): Qualification completed and awarded

Other requirements


Course Information

Science is equivalent to the first year of your undergraduate science studies. Upon completion of the programme you will be eligible to progress* to the second year of the Bachelor of Science degree and you will be able to choose from a variety of specialisations.

  • UTP: Science (General) is for students wanting to specialise in - Biology, Biochemistry, Biosecurity, Biotechnology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Geography or Geology.
  • UTP: Science (Physical) is for students wanting to specialise in - Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or Statistics.

Programme facts

  • Facilities for science are world-class and include field stations throughout the South Island of New Zealand and in Antarctica.
  • Cutting-edge laboratories, access to 24 hour computer labs and specialist library collections.
  • UC's scientists are involved in internationally ground-breaking research. They have designed components for the largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, are discovering new ways to combat super bugs, developing new non-invasive diagnostic techniques in medicine and have ring lasers to measure Earth's rotation.

To learn more about the Bachelor of Engineering (HONS) at the University of Canterbury click here:

A Science degree will give you both general and specialised subject knowledge. Science graduates are experts in problem solving, teamwork and communication. Comfortable with the latest technology, science graduates are ideally suited to the knowledge economy and are highly employable. You could go on to a career in research, business, industry, education, environmental science, health and central or local government organisations.

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