bachelor of science technology

Bachelor of Science (Technology)

Bachelors Degree BSc(Tech)
bachelor of science technology

The Bachelor of Science (Technology) offers practical, relevant work experience, integrating theoretical learning with hands-on experience for a seamless transition into your chosen career.

360 points, 3 years

Hamilton

Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

Why study a BSc(Tech)?

The BSc(Tech) is a flexible degree, designed to provide you with the necessary practical experience to stand out among other science graduates.

It is internationally recognised, meaning you can find work anywhere in the world. A high percentage of graduates actively seeking employment find it within six months of graduating.

This degree includes 10 weeks of relevant work experience. The Cooperative Education Unit assists in matching students with placement opportunities, and offering reflective learning and skill development after the placements are completed.  Students are regularly offered permanent roles following their placements.

Heading into the workplace with a BSc(Tech) from Waikato means you'll have spent the summer between your second and third years gaining relevant work experience and, in most cases, being paid for your efforts.

To prepare you for the workplace and gain an understanding of how the business world works, the BSc(Tech) includes a workplace preparation paper prior to starting the work placement in addition to a wide variety of science papers.

The first year of the degree is similar to the BSc, enabling you to explore a range of scientific disciplines, broaden your opportunities and lay a foundation for you to build on, even if you haven't studied science before.

From second year your major will form the core of your degree and give you a much deeper understanding of a particular discipline. Minor subjects enable you to design a tailored programme that helps you differentiate yourself and ensure you have a unique skill set.

Our science minors will give you a taste of a complimentary discipline to broaden your knowledge and demonstrate the breadth of your scientific skills.  Alternatively, select a minor from a supporting non-science discipline to show employers you can apply yourself in a range of fields.

Facilities

The University of Waikato’s School of Science is home to a suite of well-equipped laboratories. Most science papers include weekly laboratory sessions, giving you the chance to put what you’ve learnt in lectures and tutorials into practice. Our undergraduate students also have the opportunity to use complex research equipment and techniques, such as NMR spectroscopy and DNA sequencing.

Career Opportunities

  • Conservation Biologist
  • Conservation Ranger
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Forensic Technician
  • Geologist
  • Geotechnical Officer
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Marine Ecologist
  • Microbiologist

360 points, 3 years

Hamilton

Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

Degree information

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Practical experience

Work placements are a major feature of the BSc(Tech) and you will complete 400 hours of relevant work experience during your degree.

Our Work Integrated Learning Team actively seeks and oversees your industrial work placement, ensuring a good fit for your area of study and career goals, and monitoring the quality of your work experience. They are the leader in New Zealand for co-operative education programmes, with an average 250 students placed in industry every year.

By the time you graduate you will have the credibility of paid experience to take to your interviews.

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School of Science

School of Science, The University of Waikato, Gate 8, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton, New Zealand