2021 SCIENCES, AGRICULTURE AND ENGINEERING - Massey University

 
2021 SCIENCES, AGRICULTURE AND ENGINEERING - Massey University
2021
SCIENCES, AGRICULTURE
AND ENGINEERING
2021 SCIENCES, AGRICULTURE AND ENGINEERING - Massey University
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                                                                                                     CONTENTS

CONTENTS       SCIENCES, AGRICULTURE
NGA IHIRANGI   AND ENGINEERING
               03 Welcome
               04 Studying Sciences, Agriculture and Engineering

               DEGREES
               06    Bachelor of AgriCommerce
               14    Bachelor of Agricultural Science
               16    Bachelor of Animal Science
               20    Bachelor of Construction
               24    Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
               32    Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours
               38    Bachelor of Horticultural Science
               40    Bachelor of Information Sciences
               46    Bachelor of Science
               70    Bachelor of Veterinary Science
               72    Conjoint Degrees

               OTHER PROGRAMMES
               74 Diploma in Science and Technology
               75 Certificate in Science and Technology

               CONTACT US
               76 Contact Massey for more information

               COVER:
               Tania Thamrin
               Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours) graduate

               UPDATED FEBRUARY 2020
               Please note: The information contained in this publication is indicative of the
               offerings available in 2021 and subsequent years. This information may be
               subject to change. While all reasonable efforts will be made to ensure listed
               programmes are offered and regulations are up to date, the University reserves
               the right to change the content or method of presentation, or to withdraw any
               qualification or part thereof, or impose limitations on enrolments. For the most up
               to date information please go to massey.ac.nz
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WELCOME
The demand for people who understand the sciences
and technology continues to grow. Now, more than ever
before, the scale of economic, technological, scientific,
environmental, social, cultural and political change is
enormous. Massey offers an education that combines
rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery,
with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse
community in a truly unique interdisciplinary atmosphere.
You will become a student in a community of world-
leading research groups. Our excellent teachers will
guide you through your studies.
Our degrees provide the rigorous academic study and
the skill-based learning employers want. We’re flexible
with our offerings so you can focus on what you are
passionate about. This guide is a starting point aimed at
helping you think about your options. We encourage you
to explore it and to talk with our friendly staff for further
guidance.
Sciences and technology are great study choices and we
look forward to welcoming you to Massey University.

Professor Ray Geor
Pro Vice-Chancellor College of Sciences
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                                                              STUDYING SCIENCES,
                                                              AGRICULTURE AND
                                                              ENGINEERING
          Massey graduates are advancing knowledge and making a difference.              TRAVEL WHILE YOU STUDY
          Science offers exciting possibilities for study, from genetics to geography    Our Student Exchange Programme provides an international experience
          and smart systems to wildlife conservation. It underpins almost everything     with the chance to study courses at overseas universities and cross-credit
          and those who understand science have an important part to play in our         them back to a Massey qualification. You’ll pay the same tuition fees
          future.                                                                        while abroad and it’s a great chance to gain the overseas experience and
          Science is key in our professional and applied learning programmes,            knowledge that many employers value.
          these include our veterinary programmes, construction, engineering, food       Some of the top science universities available within the exchange
          technology and information sciences.                                           programme are:
          Massey’s heritage is in science and agriculture. Leaders in their fields       > University of Calgary, Canada
          came to New Zealand to teach students and develop the research                 > Wageningen University, The Netherlands
          programmes that underpin New Zealand’s success today.                          > University of Edinburgh, Scotland
          The University continues to attract leading researchers from around the        > Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
          world who choose to base themselves in New Zealand and continue to             > University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
          work in internationally leading research.                                      > University of California, USA
          Our students benefit from these thought leaders, their involvement in the
          latest findings and their connections to fellow expertise around the world.    To apply or receive further information, please visit the International Office,
                                                                                         Palmerston North.
          PATHWAYS FOR SCIENCES                                                          Email:     studyabroad@massey.ac.nz
          Your successful future matters to us. We will help you get to where you        Web:       massey.ac.nz/studyabroad
          want to be. Success demands background learning from school or other
          programmes of learning. If you don’t have University Entrance we can           POTENTIAL CAREERS
          help. Take a look at our Fast Track Foundation (Certificate of University      >   Ecologist
          Preparation). If you have University Entrance and need to catch up in one or   >   Software engineer
          more subjects then look at our Certificate in Science and Technology.          >   Software developer
                                                                                         >   Plant biologist
          SCHOLARSHIPS – GO ON, APPLY!                                                   >   Statistician
          New Zealand’s science institutions want employees who know their               >   Mathematician
          industry and therefore invest in the future workforce by providing             >   Zoologist
          scholarships to students. Why not have a crack at helping fund your study      >   Physiologist
          with a share of hundreds of thousands of dollars on offer every year? For      >   Microbiologist
          more information visit: massey.ac.nz/scholarships                              >   Wildlife biologist
                                                                                         >   Veterinarian
                                                                                         >   Engineer
                                                                                         >   Construction manager
                                                                                         >   Agronomist
                                                                                         >   Farm manager
                                                                                         >   Farm consultant
                                                                                         >   Rural valuer
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AM I READY FOR STUDY?
                                                                                                                                                                      DEGREE

I AM UNDER 20 AND HAVE UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE
BUT AM MISSING (OR FEEL I WILL MISS ) A FEW IMPORTANT SUBJECTS
                                                               I WOULD LIKE TO STUDY A...
BVSc                                                                                         BSc (majors other than in column to the left)
BVetTech                                                                                     BInfSc
BE(Hons)                                                                                     BConst
BFoodTech(Hons)                                                                              BAgSci
BSc majoring in:                                                                             BAgriCommerce
 Chemistry, Statistics, Maths, Physics                                                       BHortSc

                                                       I have plenty of time before I want             I am finishing high school and wish to start university in
                                                       to start university                             February of the next year

ENROL IN A...                                          TAKE AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE JOIN SUMMER SCHOOL
Diploma in Science and Technology, or                  Certificate of Proficiency                      Certificate of Proficiency
Certificate in Science and Technology                  Select the relevant preparatory                 Take preparatory course(s) in Summer School.
with the subjects you need.                            course(s)                                       See: massey.ac.nz/summerschool

I AM UNDER 20
AND DO NOT HAVE UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE (UE )
                                                                             I HAVE...
> Achieved at least 50 credits in approved             > Achieved NCEA Level 2 with Excellence or                > 14 NCEA Level 3 credits in an approved
  subjects at NCEA Level 2 or above. These               Merit                                                     subject
  include at least one of:                             > Plenty of sciences standards at Excellence              > 10 credits each in two other subjects
  > Literacy: 18 credits at Level 1 or higher            or Merit                                                > Literacy and numeracy
  > Mathematics: 10 credits at NCEA Level 1            > Literacy and Numeracy
    or higher.                                         > I wish to progress to university soon.

               I would like to study a...                              I would like to study a...                                I would like to study a...

BSc majoring in:             BSc (majors other than    BSc majoring in:              BSc (majors other           BSc majoring in:              BSc (majors other
 Chemistry, Maths,            in column to the left)    Chemistry, Maths,              than in column to          Chemistry, Maths,              than in column to
 Statistics, Physics         BInfSc                     Statistics, Physics            the left)                  Statistics, Physics            the left)
BVSc                         BConst                    BVSc                          BInfSc                      BVSc                          BInfSc
BVetTech                     BAgSci                    BVetTech                      BConst                      BVetTech                      BConst
BE(Hons)                     BAgriCommerce             BE(Hons)                      BAgSci                      BE(Hons)                      BAgSci
BFoodTech(Hons)              BHortSc                   BFoodTech(Hons)               BAgriCommerce               BFoodTech(Hons)               BAgriCommerce
                                                                                     BHortSc                                                   BHortSc

APPLY FOR THE...             APPLY FOR THE...          TALK TO US                    TALK TO US                  TALK TO US                    TALK TO US
Certificate in               Certificate in            For these specialist          Apply for Discretionary     Certificate of University     Certificate of University
Foundation Studies           Foundation Studies        qualifications, you           Entrance. You may be        Preparation                   Preparation
We encourage students        Take the Science          should do Year 13.            able to enter either        Then, progress to a           Then, progress to a
to do Year 13.               Pathway courses.          If you missed                 the Diploma in Science      Diploma in Science            Diploma in Science
Take science-focused                                   Year 13 consider              and Technology or           and Technology in             and Technology in
courses, then                                          the Certificate in            Certificate in Science      preparation for one of        preparation for one of
progress to the                                        Foundation Studies            and Technology              these qualifications.         these qualifications.
Diploma or Certificate                                 (to the left). You may        NOTE: If you have           Courses studied               Courses studied
in Science and                                         be admitted to a              progressed more than        for the Diploma will          for the Diploma will
Technology and then                                    Diploma in Science            halfway through the         count towards your            count towards your
to the Bachelor                                        and Technology.               NCEA Level 3 year           Bachelor degree.              Bachelor degree.
degree. Courses studied                                Courses studied               you will not be eligible
for the Diploma will count                             for the Diploma will          for discretionary
towards your Bachelor                                  count towards your            entrance before July
degree                                                 Bachelor degree.              in the following year.
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                                                                                      BACHELOR OF
                                                  KEY FACTS
                                   AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ
                                                                                      AGRICOMMERCE
              SOME MAJORS AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
                   EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY                           BAgriCommerce
          A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                                        RELEVANT INTERNATIONAL KNOWLEDGE
          > Would like to have a career associated with agriculture or horticulture   Massey’s AgriCommerce programme aligns itself with agribusiness
          > Are interested in the business/commercial side of farming                 industries throughout the world, ensuring our graduates have the skills and
          > Would like to be a leader of this productive and innovative industry      industry knowledge employers need.

          YOU’LL BE IN DEMAND                                                         WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
          At Massey many of our AgriCommerce students have jobs before they even      This three-year world-class programme will:
          graduate.                                                                   > Teach you about farm production systems, supply chain management,
                                                                                        marketing, food economies, and international agribusiness
          WHAT IS IT LIKE?                                                            > Give you a strong understanding of what it takes to be sustainable and
          From running large farm-based agribusinesses right through to                 competitive in global food and fibre markets
          international food trade, you will gain the skills and sound business       > Provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver in future
          knowledge to help progress the future of New Zealand’s primary production     workplaces
          sector.                                                                     > Give you a sound knowledge of land-based systems and agribusiness
                                                                                        along with specialist knowledge in one area of agribusiness
          PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE                                                        > Teach you to apply and integrate scientific, technological and business
          During your degree you will gain more than 26 weeks of paid work              knowledge to meet marketplace demands
          experience. That will give you an advantage with potential employers.       > Ensure you will be a good analytical thinker able to interpret information
                                                                                        to develop sound and innovative solutions
          JOIN THE INDUSTRY AT A SENIOR LEVEL                                         > Give you an understanding of ethics, multi-cultural and international
          New Zealand’s economy is dominated by agriculture and food. It generates      environments
          billions of dollars in export earnings a year and international demand is   > Help you develop into an effective communicator and a self-directed,
          predicted to continue to grow. Join the large group of Massey students        independent learner
          that have secured jobs before they graduate. They have gone on to become    > Give you management skills applicable across the primary industries
          leaders in the industry.
                                                                                      You’ll integrate new scientific, technological, and business knowledge to
          JOIN A WORLD-LEADING UNIVERSITY                                             shape a brighter future for an area of enterprise that sustains us all.
          Our proud record dates back to 1927 when we offered New Zealand’s
          first degrees in agriculture and horticulture. We have the largest Young    MAJORS
          Farmer’s Club in New Zealand.                                               The specialist areas or ‘majors’ within the BAgriCommerce degree are:
          Massey is world-ranked and New Zealand’s No 1 university in                 > Agricultural Economics on page 08
          agriculture according to the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings and         > Farm Management on page 09
          ShanghaiRankings. We are ranked No.1 in New Zealand and in the top          > Food Marketing and Retailing on page 10
          150 universities worldwide for our business administration programmes by    > International Agribusiness on page 11
          ShanghaiRanking and in the top 250 by QS.                                   > Māori Agribusiness on page 12
                                                                                      > Rural Valuation on page 13 (This major meets the academic
                                                                                        requirements for registration by the Valuers Registration Board)

                                                                                      SCHOLARSHIPS
                                                                                      There are many scholarships provided by industry and agricultural
                                                                                      companies – nearly $500,000 worth – for students studying agriculture.
                                                                                      Find out more on our website: massey.ac.nz/scholarships
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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                                              LAUREN WOOLERTON BAgriCommerce
To help make your move into university life as smooth as possible we            Growing up on a dairy farm gave me a strong
suggest you have credits for NCEA Level 3 in the subject areas you’ll be        enthusiasm for the agriculture industry. I also
studying at Massey. These subjects include accounting, agriculture and          favoured business and math subjects at high
horticulture, biology, chemistry, economics, mathematics and statistics.        school, so it made sense for me to study
                                                                                agricommerce. I knew that Massey had a
CAREERS                                                                         strong reputation as one of New Zealand’s
New Zealand’s agribusiness sector is flourishing, and there is strong           leading agriculture schools. Because of
demand for graduates, from running large farm-based businesses through          this, I knew Massey would be a great
to international trade. You will emerge with the knowledge and foundation       choice for my studies.
skills for several career paths:                                                I really enjoyed studying at Massey. I
> International marketing                                                       found that the content in my courses
> Economics                                                                     was diversified and relevant. I enjoyed the ability to self-learn and work
> Rural banking                                                                 independently and there was always support when I needed it. My
> Rural valuation                                                               study at Massey has given me a really good broad understanding of the
> Government                                                                    agricommerce sector and has taught me how to socialise and network
> Business                                                                      with people on a professional level.
> Sales                                                                         I am currently a Graduate Mobile Rural Consultant with FMG. This is a
> Purchasing                                                                    client facing role, where I get out and about in my region to help grow
> Consultancy                                                                   strong and prosperous rural communities. I love that my job allows me to
> Farm management                                                               build relationships with others in the agricultural industry and give back to
> Farm ownership                                                                my local community.
> Purchasing manager
                                                                               PATHWAYS TO POSTGRADUATE STUDY
WHAT TO EXPECT                                                                  ENROL IN...
Completing the minimum 360 credits needed for the Bachelor of
AgriCommerce degree usually takes a full-time student three years. If you
are not sure what you want to major and minor in then keep your options           Bachelor of AgriCommerce                     Postgraduate Diploma in
open by choosing a first-year course offering several options. Make sure                  [3 years]                             Agribusiness [1 year]
you include the first year (xxx.1xx level) courses for the majors and minors
you may wish to study. For each course, check for prerequisites, co-
requisites and restrictions that may affect you. See massey.ac.nz/courses                                                       Master of Agribusiness
                                                                                                                                     [1.5 years]

                                                                                                                                 Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                                                                                      [3 years]
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                                                       KEY FACTS
                                        AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ
                               AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
                        EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY

           AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
                             A major of the BAgriCommerce
            AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ

          A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                                            CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
          > Think analytically and logically                                              New Zealand’s agribusiness sector is flourishing, and there is strong
          > Are comfortable working with numbers                                          demand for graduates. Careers range from running large farm-based
          > Would like to have a career associated with agriculture or horticulture,      businesses through to international trade. Massey’s AgriCommerce
            in a business/commercial capacity                                             programme brings in the most recent developments in both business
          > Want to solve real-world problems                                             and primary production, because we actively research in all our subjects.
                                                                                          Therefore, you’ll have the knowledge and foundation skills for several
          BECOME A LEADER IN THE AGRIFOOD INDUSTRY                                        career paths.
          Massey’s agricultural economics major will enable you to become a               Potential careers from the agricultural economics major include:
          sought-after agribusiness professional who can analyse company and              > Rural banking
          market behaviours, structures, the competition, and regulatory issues.          > Food processing expertise
          You will learn what works and what doesn’t in agribusiness and why.             > Government policy adviser/maker
          You’ll learn what influences consumer demand and how to predict it. You’ll      > Bank economist
          gain the applied economics and agribusiness skills necessary to analyse         > Banking
          markets and policy regulations. For example, you’ll find out how to price       > Working for a research institute
          fresh milk, learn about the supply and demand of wine, international trade
          partnerships and incentives and the regulations required to protect New         PRACTICAL WORK
          Zealand’s clean green image.                                                    During your degree you will gain a huge amount of practical experience.
          Agricultural economics is the study of applied economics in relation to         This experience will include at least 26 weeks of paid employment
          optimising the production and distribution of food. This has applications for   undertaken in agriculture and related sectors. All this experience will give
          farmers, the industry and broader government.                                   you an advantage with potential employers.
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                                        KEY FACTS
                         AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ
   SOME COURSES AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
         EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY

                   FARM MANAGEMENT
                 A major of the BAgriCommerce
  AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ

A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                                     PUT AGRIBUSINESS INTO PERSPECTIVE
> Would like to have a career associated with agriculture or             The discipline of farm management provides the ability to interpret
  horticulture                                                           and put into perspective the wide range of issues affecting farm and
> Are interested in the business/commercial side of farming              agribusiness managers. It offers an understanding of how and why
> Would like to gain a broad range of knowledge and skills in            managers make the decisions and what impact those decisions
  agribusiness                                                           have on their business and the wider industry.

The farm management major prepares you for the strategic,                REAL-WORLD LEARNING AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
operational, financial, production and organisational demands of         Your learning will focus on real-world case studies and will
the farming business. You will learn the skills to build and deliver     include field trips to provide experiential learning from talking to
profitable businesses on a sustainable basis.                            and observing farmers. This complements what is covered in the
                                                                         classroom. During your degree you will gain a huge amount of
BECOME A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PRACTITIONER                                  practical experience. This experience will include at least 26 weeks
As a farm management graduate you will draw from business-               of paid employment undertaken in agriculture and related sectors.
related disciplines including economics, industrial economics,           That will give you an advantage with potential employers.
marketing, supply chain management and finance to give advice to
those in agribusiness-related industries. You will gain knowledge        RELEVANT INTERNATIONAL KNOWLEDGE
in natural sciences, environmental sciences, life sciences, food         Massey’s AgriCommerce programme aligns itself with agribusiness
security and safety, primary production technologies and systems         industries throughout the world – ensuring our graduates have the
and biotechnology.                                                       skills and industry knowledge employers want today, and in the
You will learn how to integrate the theory and tools across              future. Massey graduates and staff are helping to define the future
these differing areas to provide relevant advice to the farm and         of our nation’s agriculture and food businesses.
agribusiness decision makers.

JOIN A WORLD-LEADING UNIVERSITY
Massey is world-ranked and New Zealand’s No 1 university in
agriculture according to the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings.
Our proud record dates back to 1927 when we offered New
Zealand’s first degrees in agriculture and horticulture. We have the
largest Young Farmer’s Club in New Zealand.
Our Massey Business School is also world-ranked – it is among
the top five per cent of business schools globally and is AACSB
accredited with internationally-acclaimed economics and finance
specialists. Our programmes in agribusiness combine our expertise
in both business and agricultural-related areas. Massey graduates
and staff are helping to define the future of our nation’s agriculture
and food businesses.
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                                                       KEY FACTS
                                        AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ
                               AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
                        EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY

                        FOOD MARKETING AND
                                 RETAILING
                             A major of the BAgriCommerce
            AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ

          A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                                           PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE WHILE YOU STUDY
          > Love the latest food products                                                During your degree you will gain a huge amount of practical experience.
          > Want to spend your days telling people how great they are                    This experience will include at least 26 weeks of paid employment
          > Want to own a café, restaurant or manage an exciting new food store          undertaken in agriculture and related sectors. This will give you an
                                                                                         advantage with potential employers.
          You’ll learn about key economics, retailing, management, marketing,
          branding, and communication principles, with a specific focus on the           CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
          effectiveness of these in relation to food industries. Your learning will      >   Affiliated wholesale groups
          focus on real-world case studies and will include field trips to provide the   >   Chain store organisations
          experience sought by employers.                                                >   Food brokerage firms and related organisations
          You’ll also learn about farm production systems, supply chain management,      >   Food manufacturing
          marketing, food economies, and international agribusiness. You’ll gain from    >   Food service distributors
          the expertise of our world-leading lecturers and tutors. Our programmes in     >   Grocery product wholesalers
          agribusiness combine our expertise in both business and agriculture.           >   Independent grocery firms
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                                             KEY FACTS
                              AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ
                     AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
              EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY

                                 INTERNATIONAL
                                  AGRIBUSINESS
                  A major of the BAgriCommerce
  AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ

A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                                           CAREERS
> Are interested in agriculture and business                                   New Zealand’s agribusiness sector is flourishing, and there is strong
> Want a career with an international perspective                              demand for graduates, from running large farm-based businesses through
                                                                               to international trade. Massey’s AgriCommerce programme brings in
A WORLD VIEW OF HOW AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS ARE CREATED AND MARKETED             the most recent developments in both business and primary production,
Does managing the marketing process of meat, kiwifruit, or milk to             because we actively research in all our subjects. Therefore, you’ll have the
retailers in Tokyo or Nestlé in Switzerland excite you? How about sourcing     knowledge and foundation skills for several career paths. Potential careers
and processing billions of litres of milk every year?                          include:
In the Bachelor of AgriCommerce (International Agribusiness) you’ll learn      > Business analyst
about the global agri-food system. This includes everything from on-farm       > Business leadership roles
procurement in New Zealand to export and distribution of food and other        > Business management
agricultural products to consumers around the world.                           > Export and import
You’ll learn about production sciences, agri-food value chains,                > Industry leadership roles
manufacturing, distribution and logistics, international finance and the       > Businesses involved in international trade
trade and marketing skills required to take New Zealand’s agri-food
industry to the global marketplace.
Our programmes in agribusiness combine our world-leading expertise in
both business and agricultural-related areas.

REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE
Your learning will focus on real-world case studies and include field trips
to provide the experience sought by employers. This three-year world-class
programme will teach you about farm production systems, supply chain
management, marketing, food economies, and international agribusiness.

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE WHILE YOU STUDY
During your degree you will gain a huge amount of practical experience.
This experience will include at least 26 weeks of paid employment
undertaken in agriculture and related sectors. That will give you an
advantage with potential employers.

YOU’LL JOIN A GROWING, INNOVATIVE INDUSTRY
New Zealand’s economy is dominated by agriculture and food – it
generates close to $37 billion in export earnings a year – and international
demand is predicted to continue to grow rapidly. Join the large group of
Massey students that have secured jobs before they graduate. They have
gone on to become leaders in the industry.

RELEVANT INTERNATIONAL KNOWLEDGE
Massey’s AgriCommerce programme aligns itself with agribusiness
industries throughout the world – ensuring our graduates have the skills
and industry knowledge employers want today, and in the future.
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                                                   KEY FACTS
                                    AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ
              SOME COURSES AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
                    EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY

                        MĀORI AGRIBUSINESS
                            A major of the BAgriCommerce
              AVAILABLE TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ

          A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                                        REAL LIFE LEARNING
          > Are working in an agribusiness-related organisation and would             Part of this qualification is exploring Māori agribusiness through a
            like more knowledge of a Māori context                                    series of case studies in the field.
          > Wish to increase your business skills to assist whānau in                 You will gain experience in analysis and decision making in the
            management of Māori land or resources                                     context of a real-world business. This gives you an advantage with
          > Would like to gain practical knowledge of Māori concepts related          potential employers and ensures you can bring relevant learning
            to land ownership and use                                                 back to your own situation.

          JOIN THE ONLY DEGREE IN NEW ZEALAND THAT WILL GIVE YOU SPECIFIC SKILLS IN    KIRI SYMONDS BAgriCommerce (Rural Valuation)
          MĀORI AGRIBUSINESS                                                           I love the land and grew up in Mangatainoka wanting to be a builder.
          This major will provide you with the understanding and skills to             When I left school, I became a dairy farmer and now I am combining my
          work in, or with, Māori agribusiness. You will learn about the land          interests. I needed to find a new career to fit in with my young whānau
          and natural resources, business and culture in a Māori context.              and I always wanted to get my degree.
          Particular emphasis will be placed on the concepts of land and               Massey’s AgriCommerce degree fitted well with my love for farming the
          resource utility, kaitiakitanga and the relationship of these kaupapa        land and business.
          Māori-based systems to the present day.                                      This degree has given me the additional knowledge I needed to pursue a
          You will graduate with an understanding of Māori resource issues             career in any of the agribusiness sectors especially Māori Argibusiness.
          and the relevance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to Māori agribusiness and          Helping my whānau is also important to me. My grandmother is a
          present day legislation.                                                     shareholder in Aohanga Incorporation, which owns Owahanga Station,
          Your learning will also examine Māori agribusiness policy, the roles         a 7300 ha farm near Pongaroa in the Tararua district. Now with the skills
          and responsibilities of policy agencies in relation to Māori, and            and knowledge I have leant from this degree, I am able to provide more
          alternative policy approaches to achieving Māori-driven outcomes.            guidance to my nana about the farm, the value of the land and help them
                                                                                       out. Now my goal is to become a registered property valuer focusing on
          BRING KAITIAKITANGA TO YOUR BUSINESS                                         rural properties.
          There is a huge opportunity to develop Māori land (1.5 million
          hectares) and build businesses in industries such as energy,
          fisheries, tourism and food and beverage. This qualification
          will teach you about Māori cultural identity concepts such as
          manaakitanga (hospitality), and kaitiakitanga (to protect). These
          are integral aspects to a Māori business, vital to understand if you
          are to work in these businesses. If you are coming from a whānau
          perspective, you will build on your cultural identity to develop skills
          in self-directed learning, communication and best agribusiness
          practice.
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                                             KEY FACTS
                              AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ
                     AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
              EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY

                           RURAL VALUATION
                   A major of the BAgriCommerce
  AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ

A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                                           RELEVANT INTERNATIONAL KNOWLEDGE
> Are interested in the changing value of farmland                             Massey’s AgriCommerce programme aligns itself with agribusiness
> Think you would enjoy working with farmers to enhance their business         industries throughout the world – ensuring our graduates have the skills
> Would like a professional qualification while keeping your career            and industry knowledge employers want today, and in the future.
  options open
> Would like to have a career associated with agriculture or horticulture,     SCHOLARSHIPS
  in a business/commercial capacity                                            There are scholarships available for those planning to study
                                                                               AgriCommerce. See massey.ac.nz/scholarships
At Massey many of our AgriCommerce students have jobs before they
even graduate. Massey’s Bachelor of AgriCommerce (Rural Valuation) will        CAREERS
help you build the skills you need to have a successful career in today’s      Massey University’s rural valuation major in the Bachelor of AgriCommerce
rural property market. Whether it’s a dairy farm sale, estimation of orchard   provides the knowledge, skills and competencies to be a registered valuer,
capital value, or getting a bank loan to purchase a new farm, almost every     specifically in the rural context. But there are also other exciting career
financial transaction involving land requires a valuation to support it.       opportunities in the rural property sector. You can choose to specialise, or
You’ll learn about land-based systems and agribusiness and gain specialist     become a generalist. Examples include:
valuation knowledge preparing you for exciting opportunities in the            > Private practice firms as a generalist rural valuer
dynamic rural property industry.                                               > A specialist valuer with expertise in a class of property (eg viticulture,
                                                                                  forestry, Māori land)
A RELEVANT PROGRAMME                                                           > Farm consultancy, property management planning
Visiting a wide range of farm properties is an integral part of the            > Rural banking
programme. This is essential to the relevance of your study of                 > Insurance companies as a rural consultant
farm management, investment and valuation. You’ll also learn the               > Real Estate firms as a rural agent
communication skills you’ll need to operate within the industry and to work
effectively with future clients. We encourage you to strive for the highest    The requirements of lending institutions, local authorities, rental
levels of professionalism and ethics. You will cover a wide range of topics    assessments, insurance valuations, and asset valuations for company
specifically relevant to rural valuation such as property markets, resource    accounts generate the bulk of valuation work in New Zealand.
management, property law and building technology.                              The Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ) is the professional
During your degree you will gain a huge amount of practical experience.        organisation that you will most likely join as a rural valuation graduate.
This experience will include at least 26 weeks of paid employment              PINZ is closely involved with the development of Massey’s courses and
undertaken in agriculture and related sectors. That will give you an           actively encourages students to get involved in the affairs of the local
advantage with potential employers.                                            branch and, upon graduation, to become a member of the organisation.
                                                                               New Zealand’s agribusiness sector is flourishing, and there is strong
JOIN INDUSTRY AT A SENIOR LEVEL                                                demand for graduates, from running large farm-based businesses through
New Zealand’s economy is dominated by agriculture and food – it                to international trade.
generates close to $37 billion in export earnings a year – and international   Massey’s AgriCommerce programme brings in the most recent
demand is predicted to continue to grow rapidly. Join the large group of       developments in both business and primary production, because we
Massey students that have secured jobs before they graduate. They have         actively research in all our subjects. Therefore, you’ll have the knowledge
gone on to become leaders in the industry.                                     and foundation skills for several career paths.
                                                                               Potential careers from the rural valuation major include banking,
ACCREDITATIONS                                                                 consultancy, insurance companies, local and regional authorities and rural
The BAgriCommerce (Rural Valuation) is accredited by the Property Institute    valuation practices.
of New Zealand (PINZ) and the New Zealand Valuers Registration Board.
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                                                                                         BACHELOR OF
                                                 KEY FACTS                               AGRICULTURAL
                                                                                         SCIENCE
                                  AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ
            MOST COURSES AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING,
                          BUT NOT NECESSARILY EVERY YEAR
                  EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY
           AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ                           BAgSci
          A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                                           AWARD-WINNING FACILITIES
          > Enjoy applied sciences                                                       Massey’s Manawatū campus hosts the only multi-function teaching
          > Are interested in a career in the primary industries                         laboratories in Australasia.
                                                                                         The labs won a Best Practice Award for Innovation at the Association for
          JOIN AN INDUSTRY WITH A BRIGHT FUTURE                                          Tertiary Education Management conference in Australia and were short-
          Agriculture dominates New Zealand’s economy, generating billions in            listed for the international UK S-Lab awards.
          export earnings every year. The future of this industry is bright with         The facility is unique in Australasia in that it allows each laboratory to
          international demand predicted to grow rapidly.                                be tailored to accommodate a variety of disciplines. Technicians can do
                                                                                         preparation in the dedicated technical area before moving this into the lab,
          WHAT IS IT LIKE?                                                               which means students can spend more time doing practical lab work.
          Massey’s world-class Bachelor of Agricultural Science focuses on the
          overlapping areas of agriculture, management and technology, enabling          SKILLS EMPLOYERS SEEK
          you to create innovative solutions to the challenges our primary industries    Massey aligns its world-ranked agriculture programmes to agribusiness
          face today.                                                                    industries throughout the world – ensuring our students graduate with the
                                                                                         skills and industry knowledge employers want today, and in the future.
          DEVELOP THE SKILLS YOU NEED
          The degree gives you an understanding of agricultural systems within the       TRAVEL WHILE YOU STUDY
          wider context of the economy and society. Your study will focus on the         Our Student Exchange Programme provides an international experience
          key areas of agriculture systems – for example soils, plant and animals,       with the chance to study courses at overseas universities and cross-credit
          economics and agricultural systems and management. Your study will also        them back to a Massey qualification. You’ll pay the same tuition fees
          give you an insight into the environmental impact and sustainability of        while abroad and it’s a great chance to gain the overseas experience
          these systems.                                                                 and knowledge that many employers value. Some of the top science
          You will also learn key skills in communication, information technology,       universities available within the exchange programme are the University
          creativity, innovation, problem solving, teamwork and analysis. These are      of Calgary, Canada, Wageningen University, The Netherlands and the
          essential for your future career and will make you a sought-after employee.    University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

          IN DEMAND BY EMPLOYERS                                                         WHAT TO EXPECT
          Many of our students have jobs even before they graduate and are going         YOUR FIRST YEAR
          on to great careers.                                                           One of the best things about this degree is the variety of study. You’ll learn
                                                                                         about animals, plants and soils, and be introduced to agribusiness and
          JOIN A WORLD-LEADING AGRICULTURE UNIVERSITY                                    physical geography. You’ll also study economics, chemistry, physics and
          Massey is world-ranked and New Zealand’s number one university in              ecology.
          agriculture according to the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings. Our
          proud record dates back to 1927 when we offered New Zealand’s first            PRACTICAL WORK
          degrees in agriculture and horticulture. As a student, you will benefit from   As part of this programme, you’ll need to do at least 26 weeks of full-time
          our internationally-recognised capability and leadership in this area.         work in an area related to your major. This is usually done during the
                                                                                         summer when work is readily available on farms and with rural businesses.
                                                                                         To ensure you get the most from this experience, you’ll provide a report on
                                                                                         your activities which will be assessed.
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CAREERS                                                                        SCHOLARSHIPS
The industry is made up of a huge range of organisations, including            More than $500,000 worth of scholarships are available in this area. For
farming, processing and marketing produce, logistics of product supply,        more information, see massey.ac.nz/scholarships
as well as the associated service industries such as banking, company
representatives and consultants. That means there is a huge range of           PATHWAYS TO POSTGRADUATE STUDY
careers on offer for those with the right skills.                              ENROL IN...
Industries where agricultural science skills are utilised include:
> Fertiliser                                                                                 Bachelor of Agricultural Science [3 years]
> Banking
> Biosecurity
> Breeding                                                                                                  Master’s degree
> Consultancy                                                                                               [1 to 1.5 years]
> Farming in all sectors
> Farm tourism
> Horticulture                                                                                       Doctor of Philosophy [3 years]
> Management
> Policy
> Equestrian sports including racing
> Research and development
> Sales and marketing
> Teaching

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
While there are no special requirements beyond those that qualify you to
study at University it is preferable that you have credit for NCEA Level 3
Biology or Science, Chemistry, Modelling and Statistics, plus English
and Maths. Taking these subjects will help ensure a smooth transition to
university study. If English is not your first language (and the admission
requirements were completed at an educational institution where English
is the not medium of instruction), you’ll need an IELTS of 6.5 with no band
less than 6.0.

FURTHER STUDY
After completing a Bachelor of Agricultural Science you are also able
to enter postgraduate diploma or master’s programmes to further your
learning. A postgraduate qualification in Agricultural Science allows you to
consider leadership opportunities as a consultant, technician, or scientist
within private companies or Crown Research Institutes or universities, both
in New Zealand and overseas.
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                                                                         BACHELOR OF
                                                                         ANIMAL SCIENCE
                                           KEY FACTS
                           AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ
                     EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS FULL-TIME
                AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
                                                  STUDYING IN NZ         BAnSci
          A GOOD FIT FOR YOU                                                            CAREERS
          > If you want to work with production or companion animals                    The Bachelor of Animal Science (BAnSci) will provide you the knowledge,
          > Are interested in solving contemporary New Zealand animal production        attributes and expertise you require for the careers of the future. You will
            challenges                                                                  be qualified for technical, advocacy and management roles across the
          > If you would like to specialise in the equine industry                      production animal, equine and companion animal science industries.
          > Enjoy sciences                                                              > Animal management                    > Feed/Pet food manufacturing
                                                                                        > On-farm animal technician            > Agricultural biotechnology
          If you’re interested in animals and science this is the degree for you.       > Consultancy                          > Biosecurity and customs
                                                                                        > Animal breeding                      > Animal welfare
          JOIN A WORLD-LEADING UNIVERSITY                                               > Animal nutrition and health          > Policy and regulation
          Massey is world-ranked and New Zealand’s number one university in             > Sales and technical                  > Disease control
          agriculture according to the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings. Our proud    > Laboratory roles in nutrition, meat > Equine sport and racing.
          record dates back to 1927 when we offered New Zealand’s first degrees            science and animal health
          in agriculture. We are also recognised in the QS rankings as a world
          leader in Veterinary education. As a student, you will benefit from our       ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
          internationally-recognised capability and leadership in these areas.          Students considering the BAnSci may wish to choose Year 13 subjects
                                                                                        such as Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science and/or Maths. However,
          WHAT IS IT LIKE?                                                              none of these subjects are essential.
          WE LEAD ANIMAL SCIENCE IN NEW ZEALAND
          The only Bachelor of Animal Science degree available in New Zealand           MAJORS
          is offered at Massey University. Our veterinary, animal and agricultural      The specialist majors within the Bachelor of Animal Science degree are:
          science professionals are among the best in the world and they will teach     > Animal Genetics and Breeding
          you about the latest developments in animal science. You will obtain          > Animal Nutrition and Growth
          expertise in genetics and breeding, nutrition and growth, and animal          > Animal Welfare
          welfare. This degree also offers a speciality in equine.                      > Equine Science.
          It will have a distinct New Zealand flavour and complement established
          international animal science programmes. This allows you, if you’d like, to   SCHOLARSHIPS
          study part of your programme overseas.                                        There are scholarships provided by industry and agricultural companies for
          Massey has a number of internationally recognised animal-based research       students studying in this area. Find out more on our website:
          centres including: Al Rae Genetics Centre, Animal Welfare Science and         massey.ac.nz/scholarships
          Bioethics Centre, Centre for Feline Nutrition, Equine Parentage, Equine
          Research Centre, International Sheep Research Centre, Monogastric             WHAT TO EXPECT
          Research Centre and Working Dog Centre. These centres are used to             Completing the minimum 360 credits needed for the Bachelor of Animal
          enhance the learning experience throughout the degree. The production         Science degree will take a full-time student three years. A set first year
          and companion animal industries, government departments and agencies,         selection of papers gives you a taste of each of the four major subject
          iwi-owned agribusinesses recognise the importance of animal science in        areas allowing you to keep your options open and start to specialise at
          what they do and employ our graduates.                                        second year. Elective options at second and third year will allow you to
          Our rigorous programme is supported by industry and provides you with the     gain deeper knowledge in courses from the other majors or outside the
          valuable skills employers are looking for.                                    programme. For each course, check for prerequisites, co-requisites and
                                                                                        restrictions that may affect you. See massey.ac.nz/courses
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 MARTHA BROUGHTON
 Sheep Genetics Manager - Mount Linton
 I really love working with dogs, and I always wanted to
 work with them in some capacity. When I was younger I
 dreamed of roaming the streets with a German Shepherd or
 inspecting contraband in an airport with a beagle. I thought
 a good stepping stone would be to complete an animal
 science degree at Massey. But as I completed more courses
 and practical work I realised I wanted to enter the farming
 industry, but farm with a difference.
 After finishing at Massey, I got a job as a genetics intern at
 Mount Linton, a 13,000-plus hectare station, one of the largest
 privately-owned properties in New Zealand. A few months
 later, I landed my dream role, becoming the Sheep Genetics
 Manager.
 I’m in charge of breeding and selecting within the two stud
 sheep flocks. These flocks are the superior animals to the
 other station sheep, the ram progeny produced by these
 ewes are sold to other farmers throughout New Zealand and
 used at mating for the rest of the stations 40,000 ewes. I’m
 also able to keep my passion for training dogs alive as I look
 after sheep dogs, so really, I’m getting the best of both worlds.
 Out in the field, a good career and doing what I love. I’m not
 ready for a desk job just yet.
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                           ANIMAL GENETICS                           A GOOD FIT IF YOU...
                                                                     > Are interested in the selection and breeding of animals

                             AND BREEDING
                                                                     > Are interested in animal genetics
                                                                     > Are interested in reproduction and reproductive technologies

                                  A major of the BAnSci              An understanding of breeding and genetics will help improve the
                                                                     performance of animals including production animals, sport and companion
                                                 KEY FACTS           animals. New Zealand has a large pasture-based farming industry and
                                  AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ              continuously strives to produce animals with better meat, milk, leather and
                  EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY           fibre and related products. You will learn about reproductive physiology
          AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ        and reproductive technologies for the purpose of ensuring effective animal
                                                                     multiplication.
                                                                     You will learn how to set up a genetic improvement programme based on
                                                                     breeding goals and how to collect the relevant information, analyse it and
                                                                     make decisions to attain those goals. You will learn about reproductive
                                                                     technologies and how to factor these into animal breeding programmes.

                                                                     CAREERS
                                                                     > Animal genetics                     > On-farm animal technician
                                                                     > Reproductive management of          > Animal-related consultancy
                                                                       animals

                              EQUINE SCIENCE                         A GOOD FIT IF YOU...
                                                                     > Would like to specialise in the equine industry

                                  A major of the BAnSci              > Are interested in creating solutions to the challenges faced by the
                                                                       equine industry
                                                                     > Enjoy sciences
                                                 KEY FACTS
                                  AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ The equine industry is large, diverse and economically important both
                  EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY in New Zealand and worldwide. You will be prepared for a wide variety
          AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ        of equine enterprises anywhere in the world and acquire a broad
                                                                     understanding of health and production issues. You will gain knowledge
                                                                     of animal welfare, behaviour and health and an understanding of
                                                                     performance nutrition and responses to training of horses.
                                                                     When you graduate you will have an up-to-date, scientifically-based
                                                                     knowledge.
                                                                     You will gain an understanding of equine production systems and how to
                                                                     collect, analyse and interpret information about them. You will learn about
                                                                     horse welfare, behaviour, health, nutrition and training and performance.
                                                                     The role of new technologies, industry structures and practices and their
                                                                     issues will also be part of the programme.

                                                                     CAREERS
                                                                     > Equine regulatory bodies            > Sport organisations
                                                                     > Stud farm management                > Other equine enterprises in New
                                                                     > Racing and breeding industries        Zealand and around the world
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                   ANIMAL WELFARE                           A GOOD FIT IF YOU...
                                                            > Care about the treatment and welfare of animals and are interested in

                        A major of the BAnSci                 science
                                                            > Want to learn about their needs and management
                                                            > Want to make a difference for animals
                                       KEY FACTS
                        AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ How we care about animals, including our pets, those kept in zoos and
        EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY wildlife parks and production animals and working animals like police
AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ         dogs, is in the spotlight.
                                                            There is increasing awareness of animals, what they feel and how they
                                                            should be treated. If you want to understand the science behind how
                                                            animals feel, what influences that and how that affects their behaviour
                                                            and performance this is the major for you. You will gain knowledge on
                                                            animal welfare and will be well-placed to help make a difference in
                                                            the lives of animals. When you graduate you will have an up-to-date,
                                                            scientifically-based knowledge.

                                                            CAREERS
                                                            > Animal welfare                      > Customs
                                                            > Biosecurity                         > Policy and regulation

              ANIMAL NUTRITION                              A GOOD FIT IF YOU...
                                                            > Are interested in what diets optimise animal production, performance

                  AND GROWTH
                                                              and health
                                                            > Like working with animals
                                                            > Care about the role of the animal in society and in food production
                        A major of the BAnSci               > Want to understand feeding behaviours and requirements of diverse
                                                              animals
                                       KEY FACTS
                        AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ If you want to understand how what animals eat, or don’t eat, affects their
        EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY growth and health. The New Zealand meat industry is well recognised
AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ         around the world for its pasture-raised product and in New Zealand
                                                            we also have strong industries raising poultry and pigs. Nutrition is
                                                            also extremely important for sport and companion animals and their
                                                            performance and health. You will learn how animals digest food, what
                                                            feeds are best for them and how much they should be eating for the
                                                            appropriate growth and development, performance and rehabilitation goals
                                                            that maybe sought. When you graduate you will have the practical skills to
                                                            match an up-to-date, scientifically-based knowledge.

                                                            CAREERS
                                                            > Animal nutrition consultancy        > Sales and marketing
                                                            > Feed manufacturing and              > Feed testing services
                                                              development                         > Inspection and grading services
                                                            > Animal management                     for animal products
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                                     Accredited course

                                                   KEY FACTS
                                     AVAILABLE AT AUCKLAND                               BACHELOR OF
                                                                                         CONSTRUCTION
                            (INCLUDES BLOCK MODE TEACHING)
              SOME COURSES AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
          (WITH COMPULSORY ON CAMPUS CONTACT WORKSHOPS)
                    EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY
               AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ                       BConst
          A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                                          employment within dynamic teams and can be equipped to lead significant
          > Are interested in buildings and how they are constructed                    developments within a few years of graduation.
          > Are looking for a career where no two days are the same and you are
            not stuck behind a desk                                                     RELEVANT TO INDUSTRY
          > Are interested in a career offering great salaries, and rapid progression   There are two majors available – Quantity Surveying and Construction
            to management                                                               Management. These majors focus on relevant industry sectors, such as:
                                                                                        > Project management consultancy
          Join the construction qualification in New Zealand accredited by the          > Building renovation and earthquake strengthening
          Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS), the NZ Institute of         > Construction companies
          Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors         > Development consortia
          (RICS). The Bachelor of Construction will help you become a construction      > Local authorities and regulatory bodies
          expert who can contribute to all sectors of the construction industry,        > Property development or property management
          highly sought-after by employers and internationally recognised.              > Industrial and commercial building services
          Massey University’s programme is ranked in the top 200 university built       > Insurance rebuild costs
          environment programmes in the world by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)
          rankings.                                                                     The Bachelor of Construction is a three-year degree (or 3.5 years if you
                                                                                        commence your study in Semester Two).
          WHAT IS IT LIKE?
          The Massey University Bachelor of Construction will teach you how to          DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IS INTEGRAL TO YOUR LEARNING
          develop and implement best practice building solutions and construction       All courses have an online teaching component and you can use your
          management techniques. You’ll learn how to add value to the sustainable       tablet or smartphone to ask or answer questions during lectures. Some
          development of the built environment, and its use, by integrating             assignments will require you to prepare a video of your work. Core courses
          sound technical and theoretical knowledge with industry experience,           for construction will teach you vital digital skills including computer-aided
          management and interpersonal skills.                                          drawing and computer modeling of buildings (BIM).

          SOUGHT-AFTER BY EMPLOYERS                                                     FLEXIBILITY
          There is great demand for people with a Bachelor of Construction. Most        Although you need to choose a major when you enrol, you can change from
          students are offered employment before they have even completed their         one major to another after one year of study. All of your core final-year
          qualification.                                                                papers are offered via brief blocks of intensive contact workshops. This
                                                                                        ‘Block Mode’ study means you can start gaining valuable work experience,
          EXCELLENT SALARIES AND CAREER PROGRESSION                                     while completing your qualification.
          As a construction graduate you will be in line for the excellent starting
          salaries that are available in the industry. As you progress through          YOUR FIRST YEAR
          your career, salary levels remain higher than for many other sectors.         You will learn about building and construction, materials and computer-
          Many graduates are able to have their own business within 10 years of         aided design. Along with this you’ll gain knowledge in accounting, law,
          graduation.                                                                   finance and construction economics. You’ll also be introduced to the built
                                                                                        environment and measuring systems.
          RAPID CAREER PROGRESSION
          There are opportunities in all sectors of the built environment including     MAJORS OR ENDORSEMENTS
          new construction and civil projects, building restoration, earthquake         > Construction Management on page 22
          strengthening and insurance valuation. Construction graduates gain            > Quantity Surveying on page 23
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PATHWAYS TO POSTGRADUATE STUDY                                                    STACEY OTENE
ENROL IN...                                                                       Ngati Ruanui
                                                                                  Bachelor of Construction
                  Bachelor of Construction [3 years]                              (Quantity Surveying)
                                                                                  Graduated in 2019
   Postgraduate Diploma [1 year]            With industry experience              Quantity Surveyor, Rider Levett
                                                                                  Bucknall
                                                                                  During my time at Massey, I found
                                                                                  surrounding myself with strong
                                            Master’s degree [1 year]
                                                                                  individuals encouraged me to do
                                                                                  my best and succeed. I became
                                            Doctor of Philosophy [3]              involved in organisations such as Te Waka, Māori@Massey and
                                                                                  Pasifika@Massey which help give students the necessary skills to do
CAREERS                                                                           well during our time at university. These organisations work hard to bring
Quantity surveyors are typically involved in the feasibility, costing and         Maori and Pasifika students together to socialise, celebrate our different
financial control of projects. Construction managers are typically involved       cultures and study together.
in managing the health and safety and resource optimisation of projects.          The three years I spent studying at Massey University were challenging.
Both disciplines are vital to the successful conclusion of exciting projects      I found the key was asking for help when you needed it as the lecturers
from new commercial buildings, bridges and motorways, housing estates,            were very supportive. The papers I completed at Massey University
and development of waterfront sites. Graduates may be self-employed or            were essential to being able to navigate the measuring software I use
act as consultants for clients or banks, or work for a contractor. Bachelor of    every day in my work. The economic and law papers I studied have also
Construction graduates will enjoy varying and challenging careers across a        assisted with the processing of payment schedules.
range of industries and sectors.                                                  During the last semester of my studies I secured a cadetship with Rider
> Professional quantity-surveying practices                                       Levett Bucknall and when I completed my degree I was employed as
> Construction companies                                                          a graduate quantity surveyor. There is a wealth of knowledge at RLB
> Development consortia                                                           and I try to learn as much as possible from the people I work with. It is
> Local authorities and regulatory authorities                                    incredibly rewarding seeing a finished project that I helped to complete,
> Allied sectors such as insurance                                                and I plan to continue to work in the New Zealand construction industry
                                                                                  contributing to projects that grow our country’s economy.
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                                                 KEY FACTS
                                   AVAILABLE AT AUCKLAND
                          (INCLUDES BLOCK MODE TEACHING)
            SOME COURSES AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
          WITH COMPULSORY ON CAMPUS CONTACT WORKSHOPS
                  EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY

                                             CONSTRUCTION
                                              MANAGEMENT
                                              A major of the BConst
            AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ

          A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                                          refurbishment or conversion of existing buildings. That includes making
          > Are interested in a career offering great salaries, and rapid progression   sure that things stay on track – financially, quality and time-wise and that
            to management                                                               you are meeting legal requirements.
          > Are an organised person                                                     You can follow your passion and create your own niche – you may be
          > Like meeting new people and work well in teams                              interested in sustainable construction. You could be an advocate for
                                                                                        obligations for social and environmental friendliness in buildings, including
          MANAGE THE BUILDINGS OF THE FUTURE, AND MAKE YOUR MARK                        minimising the adverse impact of the development process on society and
          ON THIS GROWING INDUSTRY                                                      the environment.
          With Massey’s Bachelor of Construction (Construction Management)
          you will be able to make your mark on this growing industry. Most of our      CAREERS
          domestic students have a cadet position before they have finished their       Potential careers include:
          degree.                                                                       > Construction project management
                                                                                        > Construction and property development
          SOUGHT-AFTER BY EMPLOYERS                                                     > Consultancy
          There is great demand for people with a Bachelor of Construction. Most        > Facilities management
          students are offered employment before they have even completed their         > Government
          qualification.                                                                > Insurance
                                                                                        > Mining
          SKILLS EMPLOYERS SEEK                                                         > Oil and gas
          You will contribute to client needs assessment and offer advice on            > Banking
          resolving buildability issues at the design stage. You’ll plan, schedule,
          and organise for implementation of new construction projects and
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