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Certificate in Science

CertSc
06 October 2023

If you want to study science at university level without committing to a full-time degree, a Certificate in Science (CertSc) might be a good option for you. Find out about doing a CertSc through our Te Kaupeka Pūtaiao | Faculty of Science.

DURATION

Certificate in Science

Degree Structure - Duration
6 months full-time

START

Certificate in Science

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

POINTS

60

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 60 points:

  • Domestic — $3,911
  • International — $19,950

Overview


Certificate in Science

Introduction

If you want to study science at university level without having to commit to a full-time degree, 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.



Certificate in Science

Why Study - Body

What will my study involve?

  • Choose from a range of subjects that suit your specific science interests ranging from Astronomy, to Environmental Science, Medicinal Chemistry, and Psychology.
  • Complete a minimum of 60 points of courses at 100 and/or 200-level from Bachelor of Science subjects.
  • This Certificate can be completed within one semester full-time, or part time for up to 6 years.
  • Courses can be transferred to some degrees and is a great pathway to the Bachelor of Science.

Certificate in Science

Further Study - Body

Further study

The Certificate in Science can be used as a pathway to the Bachelor of Science.

Certificate in Science

Career - Body

Career opportunities

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.

Find out more about what can you do with a degree from UC.

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $3,911
  • International — $19,950

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $3,805
  • International — $19,000

SSL estimate (per 60 points):

  • 2024 — $550.20
  • 2023 — $496.20

Planning my study


Certificate in Science

Each small block represents a 15-point course. However, some courses may be 30 points or more.

This diagram is an example only – other combinations are possible. For specific course requirements, see the Regulations for the Certificate in Science.

Certificate in Science

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my certificate?

The Certificate in Science is made up of 60 points of courses at 100 and/or 200-level from Bachelor of Science subjects, and can be awarded in one Science subject.

It can be completed within one semester (6 months) full-time, or part-time for up to 6 years.

You can transfer the credit you gain during the Certificate in Science to the Bachelor of Science (and some other degrees), as long as you have not graduated with the Certificate.

For the full degree requirements, see the Regulations for the Certificate in Science.

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