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Certificate in STEM

Looking to increase your knowledge of STEM subjects? The Certificate in STEM is a 60 point undergraduate qualification that you can complete on either a full-time or part-time basis.

There is an increased demand for “science champions” in schools, which makes the Certificate in STEM particularly relevant to primary or secondary school teachers wanting to improve their knowledge in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

The Cert(STEM) is a 60 point undergraduate qualification, which means you have the flexibility to study on a part-time basis while in full-time employment.


Students can take four papers at 100 level or above in subjects offered by the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences and the Faculty of Science & Engineering.  Students will need to meet any prerequisites for their paper choices. Subjects include:

A pedagogy paper with the Faculty of Education relevant to STEM subjects could be included, further supporting your ability to teach in your new subject.

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Key information

Years: 0.5 - 2
Cert(STEM) Study Locations:Hamilton, Online
Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.
Start Dates: Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)

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Entry requirements

You will be eligible to apply for a certificate if you have University Entrance or its equivalent. For more information see entry requirements.

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Faculty of Science & Engineering
Phone: +64 7 838 4625 / 0800 438 254

Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
Phone: +64 7 838 4322 / 0800 924 528