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Duration (approx) 1500 hours
Qualification Associate Diploma

Build a career in the business of science and technology


Scientists used to be often thought of as nerdy people who were all about theory, and little about practical things.

Most would seek work in teaching or research; often funded by governments or big organisations.

Today's world is a lot different.

Science has become commercialised and "sexy" - a solid understanding of science, combined with a little entrepreneurial flair, can open up a world of business and career opportunities in the world of commerce. 

 

Courses can be started anytime from anywhere in the world!

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Science and Technology course are essential for future Careers. This course provides a broad based foundation in science and technology.


With rapid change now the norm, scientific advancements are coming thick and fast,and with every change comes a new direction for the future.

Disciplines are crossing over more than ever. Developments in physics are impacting how we work with biotechnology, and discoveries in chemistry are changing our perspective on climatology and genetics.

  • To reduce career risk and broaden your capacity to take up unseen opportunities as they reveal - you need a broad based education before you begin to even consider specializing.
  • Course Duration:  1500 hours of self paced studies.


COURSE STRUCTURE
Students must complete 12 core modules, plus 3 electives. Click on the module titles below for further information on each.

CORE MODULES

  1. Physics
  2. Vertebrate Zoology BEN104
  3. Biochemistry I (either BSC102 - Plants or BSC103 - Animals)
  4. Earth Science BEN204
  5. Cell Biology BSC110
  6. Botany I BSC104
  7. Human Biology IA BSC101
  8. Genetics BSC207
  9. Entrepreneurship BBS204
  10. Technical Writing BWR301
  11. Statistics BSC304
  12. Research Project I BGN102


ELECTIVE MODULES

Electives can be chosen from any relevant modules on offer, including:

Any further options should be discussed with a member of our academic staff.

 

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Meet some of our academics

Dr Lynette Morgan (Horticulture)Lyn worked with Rivendell Mushroom Farm between 1986 and 88; and then as a research assistant and technician for a few years while undertaking university studies. In 1991 she graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Horticultural Science (Hons) which covered broad horticultural sciences, as well as nursery vegetable and fruit production. Throughout the 90's she worked in both the nursery industry and horticultural crop production, before establishing her own business "Suntec" which has built an exceptional international reputation providing consulting services; particularly in hydroponic crop production. Dr Morgan has a broad expertise in horticulture and crop production, and a keen appreciation of the global scene. She travels widely as a partner in Suntec Horticultural Consultants, and has clients in central America, the USA, Caribbean, South East Asia, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.
Dr Robert Browne (Environmental)Robert has an outstanding international reputation in Conservation, Environmental Management and Animal Science, having extensive experience across Europe, Australia, North America and central America. He has decades of experience working across subjects ranging from biodiversity and Wetland Ecology to Reptile Ecology and Animal Breeding. Zoologist, Environmental. He holds a B.Sc.(Hons) from the University of Tasmania and a Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle. In recent years he has worked with Ghent University in the Netherlands, Antwerp University in Belgium, Perth Zoo in Australia and on a major sustainability project in Belize. Robert is a widely published research scientist and a referee for more than a dozen internationally renowned scientific journals. Robert brings a very comprehensive a unique experience to the school and provides our students an opportunity to learn from one of the worlds leading environmental and wildlife scientists.
Dr. Gareth PearceGraduated from the University of Nottingham in 1982 with a B.Sc.(Hons) in Animal Science. Between 82 and 85 worked as Research Assistant and Demonstator in Animal Science at the University of Leeds. Over more than 30 years he has furthered his studies, obtaining eight significant university qualifications including degrees in Veterinary Science, Wildlife Conservation and Animal Behaviour. Gareth has significant teaching experience around the world as a faculty member at eight different universities including Associate Professor at Murdoch University and Director of Studies in Veterinary Science at Cambridge University. He has over 100 prestigious research papers published, and enjoys an outstanding international reputation in the fields of animal and veterinary science.


Check out our eBooks

BirdsIdeal for Ornithology students or the budding bird enthusiast, this ebook offers an ideal foundation on birds. Learn to identify birds from around the world with over 130 colour photographs and 117 pages of fascinating bird facts.
The Brain and BehaviourThe Brain and Behaviour ebook provides a fascinating insight into the functions of the human brain. From understanding the human brain, human anatomy & behaviour, chemistry, brain damage and memory, this ebook is an interesting read and also a great reference for students of biology, biopsychology or psychology.
Plant LanguageAn essential companion for any horticulture enthusiast, professional or student, this ebook will help you pronounce and understand plant names.
Commercial HydroponicsThe Commercial Hydroponics ebook is ideal for students, professional horticulturalists and those who want to build a strong foundation knowledge in hydroponics. The commercial hydroponics ebook explains how to set up a commercial hydroponics system, including growing techniques and equipment that you will need. The topics covered in this book include an introduction to hydroponics, site considerations, alternatives, plant nutrition, nutrient film technique culture, rockwool culture, aggregate culture, other techniques, hydroponics equipment, greenhouse operation, plant culture in hydroponics, Vegetable crops, berry and other fruit crops, flower crops, other crops, managing a commercial hydroponic farm and a troubleshooting guide.