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Certificate in Science
Certificate in Science

Certificate in Science

  • ID:UC640023
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements


English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening 
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 550 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50 and no PTE communicative skills score below 42
  • NZCEL:  Level 4 - Academic endorsement

Course Information

If you want to study science at university level without having to commit to full-time degree study initially, you might consider the Certificate in Science (CertSc).

It is also an option if you want to take a few courses for interest, or study part-time.

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The CertSc requires four courses at 100 and/or 200-level in one of the following subjects:

  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance
  • Financial Engineering, Geography
  • Geology
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Science
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • UC Science graduates find work in a range of different fields and sectors. Depending on your chosen path, you can become anything from a seismologist to a soil technician, a meteorologist to a marine biologist, a psychologist to a policy advisor, a software engineer to a science writer, a forensic analyst to a food technician.
  • Waitaha Canterbury’s leading-edge IT sector is facing a shortage of qualified graduates, meaning UC Computer Science graduates in particular are in high demand.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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