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UCIC Your pathway to UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY 2016 Your future starts here with UCIC • Direct and exclusive pathway to one of New Zealand’s premier universities, the University of Canterbury. • UCIC offers a supportive learning environment – with smaller class sizes and more academic support, giving you the best chance of success. • A degree from the University of Canterbury will help you to achieve your career objectives and fulfil your personal aspirations. • Located on the east coast of New Zealand and near the Southern Alps, Christchurch is close to both the sea and the mountains, offering you a huge range of recreational options. • Read on to find out more about studying with UCIC in Christchurch, New Zealand.
1 OVERVIEW YOUR PATHWAY TO A DEGREE FROM UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY UCIC provides a supportive learning environment to make sure you reach your goal of being a successful University of Canterbury graduate. Unique to New Zealand, our University Transfer Programmes (UTP), allow eligible students to begin their undergraduate studies and fast-track their degree. Upon successful completion, students will progress to the second year of their degree at UC, saving them time and money over any other programme currently offered in New Zealand. The pre-university Foundation Studies Certificate supports students in bridging the gap to gain university entrance. From February 2016, UCIC will offer a one semester postgraduate programme (QUC: Qualifying for UC) for graduates to bridge the gap to UC Master degrees. UCIC offers the closest alternative to direct entry to the University of Canterbury, and a supportive, personalised experience to help students achieve their study goals. YOUR DEGREE Year 4 / Honours* Undergraduate Year 3 Year 2 UTP = Year 1 Pre-University Final year or equivalent Foundation Studies Certificate Secondary School UCIC University of Canterbury * The Bachelor of Commerce and Science is a 3 year programme with an additional optional Honours year for high achieving students. The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours is a 4 year programme. Programmes are subject to change without notice. For the latest programme information, visit ucic.ac.nz. Students requiring English language pathway to UC and UCIC can achieve this through their preferred English Language partner, CCEL. CCEL is located on the campus of the University of Canterbury.
2 UCIC Your pathway to UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY 2016 Welcome Message from the Vice‑Chancellor University of Canterbury Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha I am delighted that you are exploring what UCIC safe, friendly community has few equals has to offer. UCIC works in collaboration with the anywhere in the world. University of Canterbury sharing our campus, mutually agreed parts of our curriculum and our The overwhelmingly warm response we get from world class learning environment. our international graduates, many of them now leaders in business and in the community in their The University of Canterbury offers a stimulating home countries, is ample testimony to the quality range of courses, a vibrant campus environment of our teaching and the value of our degree with students from around the globe and a great programmes. As a student seeking a qualification student lifestyle. We host students from more to equip you for the future, I am sure you will find than 60 countries and encourage them to enjoy what you need among our programmes. not only their time at the University, but also the many cultural, social and recreational I wish you all the best for your studies and opportunities available in Christchurch and the look forward to welcoming you to the University South Island of New Zealand. of Canterbury. Dr Rod Carr I believe that as a study destination our Vice-Chancellor combination of world-recognised academic University of Canterbury programmes, wonderful natural environment, and Message from the College Director UC International College Tū te Ao UCIC will help you achieve your education goals moment you arrive on campus. Begin your through personalised support and the degree at UCIC. Live, study and experience a opportunity to study at one of New Zealand’s vibrant multicultural community and country. We premier universities. As a UCIC student, you will look forward to welcoming you to UCIC. have full access to University of Canterbury Professor Peter Cottrell facilities and services, so you will feel like a College Director and Principal University of Canterbury student from the UCIC
3 OVERVIEW “ I decided to study at UCIC because Christchurch has all of the outdoor activities that I love. It is close to the beach and the mountains so I can really balance my hobbies with my study.” My UCIC: Alexey Pankov, Russia UTP: Commerce
4 UCIC Your pathway to UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY 2016 Launch your global career at the University of Canterbury The University of Canterbury (UC) was established in 1873 UC graduates include: and is New Zealand’s second oldest university. UC has been • John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand • Craig Neville-Manning, Director producing global industry leaders for over 140 years and of Google Engineering has built up an international reputation for its high quality • Rosemary Banks, Ambassador degrees, excellent teaching staff and cutting-edge research. to the United Nations • Ernest Rutherford, First Baron Rutherford of Nelson — Nuclear All UC teaching programmes are research- company QS. This rating was awarded in Physicist, winner of the Nobel based, and are delivered by world-class recognition of UC’s world-class teaching, Prize in Chemistry academic staff actively involved in research infrastructure, internationalisation, and its and publishing in their areas of specialty. engineering and technology. UC offers an inspiring range of courses As a result, students from undergraduate and degrees, an exciting and safe campus In 2014 UC was ranked 19th in the world for level onwards can expect to be taught environment that stimulates creativity and a civil engineering and structural engineering; by lecturers who are at the forefront of great student experience. UC balances the in the top 100 for accounting and finance knowledge in their fields. Teaching and best of university life. and law; and in the top 150 for economics supervision up to PhD level is available in and econometrics. most disciplines. Your UCIC student experience: Mechanical engineering and Chemical • Be a university student from UC was founded by scholars from Oxford Process engineering are both ranked number the moment you arrive. and Cambridge universities, and still enjoys one in New Zealand for their research. significant connections with these highly • Have access to all of the world prestigious institutions. UC has a proven track record of producing class facilities that the University industry leaders. Graduates of UC have of Canterbury has to offer. Ranked in the world’s top 250 universities, gone on to hold key international positions, • Choose to live on campus, in UC was the only New Zealand university in conduct research in world famous universities homestay or private rent with your 2013 to receive a five star rating from the and gain recognition the world over. friends - all options are open to you. international university ranking research • Join one of the many clubs and societies on campus, to meet people from all over the world, who share your interests. • Live in a safe but exciting city, the second largest in New Zealand, and the gateway to the South Island. • Get out and explore the breathtaking scenery that’s right on your doorstep. Learn from the best At UC, you’ll learn from lecturers who write university textbooks, are internationally respected and push the boundaries of knowledge. The University’s world-class education is also enhanced by the many outstanding international academics who visit each year on staff exchange programmes, including the Erskine Programme. At UC you may be taught by academic staff from the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge, and recent Erskine Fellows have even included two Nobel Prize winners.
5 OVERVIEW Kick-start your global career at the University of Canterbury The University of Canterbury is ranked 1st in New Zealand and 19th in the world for internationalisation. In 2014 the University of Canterbury was ranked one of the top universities in the world to travel abroad to study in, according to FlipKey. UC graduates can look forward to an education from a top university that provides academic and personal growth in a vibrant and stimulating campus. • UC welcomes staff from all over the world and this is reflected in the university’s global rankings for subject expertise in many disciplines. • UC prepares its graduates to live and work in today’s global community. • UC graduates are highly employable with internationally recognised qualifications. UC CareerHub helps to link students with employers in their field.
6 UCIC Your pathway to UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY 2016 Launch your global career at the University of Canterbury (continued) The University of Canterbury is featured in Experience the best of University of Canterbury the world’s elite (top 200) institutions in 16 campus life Students’ Association (UCSA) of the 30 subjects featured in 2014 QS World University Rankings by subject. In 2014, UC At UC, you’ll meet a diverse range of The UCSA is 100 per cent owned and was ranked 19th in the world for civil and people, make great friends and have new operated by students. It operates a number structural engineering, in the top 100 for experiences. No matter what you’re into, of facilities across campus. Throughout the education, geography, history and law and you’re sure to find something that suits you year there are end of term parties, lunchtime in the top 150 for chemical engineering, and have a great experience at UC. concerts, an inter-hall ball and Graduation statistics, psychology, linguistics, computer Ball. The end of lectures Tea Party is one of UC is like a miniature city designed just for science, information systems, and the highlights of the year. you, with cafés, restaurants, shops, a health communication and media studies. A number centre and pharmacy, recreation facilities, Join one of more than 100 clubs covering of UC subjects are ranked in the top 200. bank machines, an events centre, a book almost every sporting, recreational, The University of Canterbury is proud of shop and even an art gallery all on one site. academic and cultural interest imaginable. the magnificent bequest left by a former The on-campus health centre provides If you can’t find one you like, just create distinguished student John Angus Erskine. medical, counselling and related services your own. Joining a club is a great way to This bequest enables some 70 Visiting to the students and the wider community make friends and learn new skills or indulge Erskine Fellowships to be awarded each year of UC, so you will always be looked after. a passion. Whether it be joining a sports for international visitors to give lectures to Sports and recreation facilities can be team, mountain biking, tramping or martial students in those departments eligible for found on campus, divided into three main arts, there’s something for everyone. Faculty access to the bequest. The similar Visiting services: the UC Recreation Centre, which clubs such as ENSOC (Engineering), UCOM Canterbury Fellowships Programme provides includes a gymnasium, climbing wall, (Commerce) or LAWSOC (Law) all provide a for a number of visits to the balance of squash courts and sports courts; the Sports great social venue to meet new people and academic departments. Science Centre, which provides services find your feet. If it’s arts or cultural clubs that Breakthroughs involving UC academics including testing and conditioning/training you’re interested in, then good news, that’s which have captured international attention advice; and social and competitive sport covered as well. For a complete list of clubs include the development of a robot opportunities, including sport leagues for all see ucsa.org.nz/clubs. which can walk on walls, ceilings and on UC students. UC has the most socially active students’ any surface; and the discovery of a new With modern facilities designed to suit you, association in the country, which supports planet, significantly more Earth-like than the campus boasts four libraries, computer a huge range of clubs and organises regular any other planet yet discovered. The UC suites with 24 hour access, lecture theatres, festivals and on-campus entertainment. There SPARK website (canterbury.ac.nz/spark) laboratories, studios, six Halls of Residence are plenty of social and recreational activities is a searchable database that showcases on campus and a host of student services for you to choose from when you need a break UC’s research. It provides information about and facilities. The campus is spacious with from studying. individual researchers, the projects they are lots of trees and open areas to relax with working on, the research groups they belong The best thing about being a student in your friends between lectures and enjoy the to, the specialist equipment that they use Christchurch is that you become a member gardens and greenery. and their affiliations. of an amazing student body with an As Christchurch has quite a flat terrain, international reputation for its generous and UC’s unique field stations many students choose to cycle to the friendly community spirit. University for lectures, and public transport UC is very strong in the field sciences, systems are easy to use. The campus is very and has the most extensive network of field Get involved in the community accessible and most students live within a stations for student and staff research, of There are many ways you can volunteer few kilometres. any university in New Zealand. your time and energy around UC and gain valuable community engagement knowledge This includes stations at A student experience you’ll and skills. • Kaikoura remember forever When you enrol at UC, you are automatically • Cass UC is a vibrant and diverse place to live registered onto UC CareerHub, a web based and study with a student population of • Westport software programme which features job around 14,000, including 1,600 international • Harihari (South Westland), vacancies, links to employers websites, on- students from more than 60 countries. campus employer presentations, upcoming • the sub-Antarctic Snares Islands careers fairs and news on internships. When asked what they enjoy most at and Antarctica UC, students often mention the student • New Zealand’s premier astronomical For more information or to get involved go to experience with great social events research facility at Mount John, Tekapo. facebook.com/studentvolunteerarmy throughout the year, the campus atmosphere In addition, UC operates a field station in and the variety of activities and places to meet Nigeria as part of the Nigerian Montane friends all over campus. For more information about the Forest Project and has a share of the University of Canterbury please visit currently, largest single optical telescope canterbury.ac.nz in the world, Southern African Large Telescope (SALT).
7 OVERVIEW Campus map Dentist Bank Fast Food Supermarket To Airport Student Buddhist Dine In Movies Accomodation Centre Drinks Airport Mosque Motel / Hotel Church M em Public transportation: or ial Bus stops are located around campus and throughout the city. Av Visit www.metroinfo.co.nz for more information. en ue Ilam Road Waimari Road Early Academy Learning Motor Lodge New World CCEL Centre Fendalton Supermarket Road Christchurch Fendalton Dove To Avonhead dale Ave Dovedale Park Fendalton To Hagley Campus University of Canterbury Crey ke R o Park ad Idris Student Library Ilam Fields UC Health Services Pharmacy & Road Centre post office Chateau on Cafe the Park ad Rec centre Ilam Student e Ro New World Primary University School Book Shop Health Clyd Supermarket UC Rec To City Centre Centre eet UCIC Riccarton Bush Str r Pee Countdown Supermarket Riccarton Deans Avenue ad Riccarton Ro Church Corner Hansons La ne ad Blenheim Ro
8 UCIC Your pathway to UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY 2016 Colleges on campus The University of Canterbury has five Colleges: Arts; Business and Law; Education, Health & Human Development; Engineering and Science. UC was the only university in New Zealand College of Business and Law to receive a five star QS rating in 2013. Te Rāngai Umanga me te Ture A typical five star university is generally a world-class institution in a broad range of • The University of Canterbury is home areas, enjoys a high reputation and has to New Zealand’s oldest Bachelor of cutting edge facilities and internationally Commerce (BCom) degree and has renowned research and teaching faculty. been producing outstanding legal graduates for over 130 years. The BCom UC received a five star rating for Engineering is CPA and ACCA accredited and the and Technology, Research, Teaching, UC School of Business and Economics Infrastructure, Internationalisation. UC also is accredited by the Association for the received a five star QS rating in 2014. Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB – International), College of Arts meaning all degree programmes Te Rāngai Toi Tangata offered by the School are accredited. • UC College of Arts offers a vast array • The School of Business and of programmes across many fields Economics has a strong international including Fine Arts. Humanities, reputation for teaching and research Linguistics, Mass Communications excellence, and graduates attain and Social Sciences. challenging and rewarding roles • Bachelor of Arts graduates are both in New Zealand and abroad. considered some of the most • UC offers practical learning through employable in the world as they are able internships, business case competitions to apply critical and analytical thinking and careers fairs to help students turn and develop creative solutions to our theory into practice in the real world. world’s most challenging problems. • In the 2013 New Zealand Tertiary • Arts students can enjoy the hands-on Education Commission Performance experience of internships in their Based Research Fund (PBRF) second or third years to gain practical assessment, UC ranked top in experience and develop transferable New Zealand in Marketing and skills that are so highly in demand. Tourism, and second in Accounting • Students also enjoy the flexibility to and Finance, Management and study a wide variety of subjects and Human Resources research. courses, while specialising in two areas, a major and a minor discipline. For more information on the College of Business and Law: For more information on the buslaw.canterbury.ac.nz College of Arts: arts.canterbury.ac.nz
9 OVERVIEW College of Education, Health College of Engineering • College of Science and Human Development Te Rāngai Púkaha Te Rāngai Pútaiao Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora • The University of Canterbury is ranked • The College of Science, the largest • Students can undertake the pathway among the world’s best universities College in the University, comprises to the University of Canterbury’s for Engineering and Technology. the School of Biological Sciences, Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor QS World university rankings for the Departments of Chemistry, of Social Work, Bachelor of Sports 2014 show that the University of Communication Disorders, Geography, Coaching, and Bachelor of Arts Canterbury has maintained its Geological Sciences, Physics majoring in Education from the UCIC ranking among the top three per and Astronomy, Psychology, the Foundation Studies Certificate. cent of the world’s universities. Waterways Centre for Freshwater • UC Civil and Structural Engineering, Management and the Gateway Mechanical Engineering and Antarctica Research Centre. For more information on the College of Education, Health Chemical and Process Engineering • The College makes extensive use and Human Development: departments have been ranked top of the University’s four unique field education.canterbury.ac.nz in New Zealand for their research. stations in New Zealand, as well as • UC Engineering degrees are research facilities in Antarctica, the accredited by IPENZ, the Institution of Nigerian rainforest and South Africa. Professional Engineers New Zealand, UC also operates the country’s and are therefore recognised as leading astronomical observatory at meeting the academic requirements Mount John. Other resources include for professional engineers. IPENZ cutting- edge laboratories, access is a signatory to the Washington to 24 hour computer labs and a Accord, making your degree an specialist Physical Sciences Library. internationally recognised qualification • With science and technology being an in many overseas countries. integral part of New Zealand’s future economic prospects, a science degree at UC is an investment in your future, For more information on the leading on to many exciting careers College of Engineering: and postgraduate opportunities. engf.canterbury.ac.nz For more information on the College of Science: science.canterbury.ac.nz
10 UCIC Your pathway to UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY 2016 UCIC is your pathway to University of Canterbury Teaching and assessment Study Abroad The teaching and learning experience Want to determine where your future at UCIC will help you fully develop your will take you? UC International College knowledge and understanding of each can offer you study for a gap semester course to ensure you are entirely prepared in February (summer), June (winter) or for the next stage of your degree programme. October (spring). Come and experience New Zealand’s culture and amazing Foundation Studies Certificate scenery with the flexibility to credit your semester of study to further study overseas Foundation Studies Certificate for Arts or within New Zealand. Experience living & Mass Communication, Business, with a New Zealand family while you study Engineering, IT and Science are pre‑university on the beautiful campus of the University programmes that, on successful completion, of Canterbury that offers such a vibrant offer pathways to UC or UCIC’s UTPs. student life. You have the flexibility to select courses ranging from Commerce, Science University Transfer Programmes and Engineering. UTPs for Commerce, Engineering and Science are equivalent to the first year Find out more about studying abroad at of the University of Canterbury’s degree UCIC at ucic.ac.nz/programmes. programmes: Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and QUC Bachelor of Science. QUC (qualifying for UC) is a programme offered to graduates to qualify for entry The programmes can be completed over two to a Master degree at the University or three semesters, dependent on individual of Canterbury. QUC is a one semester circumstances and in consultation with programme that consists of four generic UCIC staff. courses of Intercultural Issues, Critical Upon successful completion of the UTP, Thinking, Academic Communication and and once you satisfy university admission Introduction to Research. These four courses requirements and deadlines, you will be will ensure students commence their eligible to transfer into the second year of postgraduate study at Canterbury with the the relevant bachelor degree. appropriate skills necessary for success at postgraduate level in New Zealand. Name of programme Type of programme Programme details* Foundation Studies Certificate Pre‑degree level Equivalent to final year of school. Upon completion you will be eligible to progress to UCIC and/or UC. University Transfer Programme (UTP): University undergraduate level On successful completion of 8 courses you will progress to the second Commerce† year of the BCom. University Transfer Programme (UTP): University undergraduate level On successful completion of 8 courses you will progress to the First Engineering†‡ Professional Year (second year) of the BE (Hons). University Transfer Programme (UTP): Science University undergraduate level Upon successful completion of the programme you will be eligible to (General and Physical Sciences)† progress to the second year of the Bachelor of Science degree and you will be able to choose from a variety of specialisations. Study Abroad University undergraduate level 3 courses selected from Commerce, Science or Engineering. Academic English is also available as one of the 3 course selections. QUC§ Post‑graduate preparatory programme Upon successful completion, students pathway into the relevant Master’s degree. * See ucic.ac.nz/enrol-today/admissions-requirements for the English language and academic requirements for each programme and for details on fees. † This programme is equivalent to the first year of the relevant Bachelor degree at the University of Canterbury. The UTP programmes will normally be completed in two or three semesters. ‡ UTP Engineering students will need to achieve a B grade average over all UTP courses to be guaranteed first choice specialisation § Available from February 2016 - more details are available at ucic.ac.nz
11 OVERVIEW “The best thing about being a UCIC student is the close relationship and support you get from your lecturers. It really has helped me to achieve my goals and feel confident in what I am doing.” My UCIC: Hui Zeng (Shirley), China UTP: Science
12 UCIC Your pathway to UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY 2016 UCIC is your pathway to University of Canterbury (continued) By choosing to study at UCIC, you will be • be part of a diverse and vibrant student • receive extra academic undertaking a programme that is moderated population, with international students contact to fully develop your by the University of Canterbury to ensure the representing over 60 countries understanding of each course highest academic quality. • have access to student groups • experience high standards of As a UCIC student at the University of and many recreational facilities teaching, with courses that are Canterbury, you will: for extracurricular activities delivered by qualified instructors. • be given academic and personal Provided you complete and pass all of your • have access to University facilities support to help you reach your goals courses, and meet University application and services including libraries, computer laboratories (some open • learn in small classes, complemented deadlines and admission criteria, you will 24/7), recreation facilities, on- by small group tutorials and workshops be able to transfer directly into your chosen campus accommodation, health programme at the University of Canterbury. services and career services Academic semester What will my study programme look like at UCIC? Programme First semester Second semester Third semester Foundation Studies Certificate 4 academic courses 4 academic courses MEAP (Mixed English Academic Programme) 2 academic courses plus intensive 3 academic courses 3 academic courses packaged with UTP English Language programme 5 days a week UTP 3 academic courses 3 academic courses 2 academic courses UTP* 4 academic courses 4 academic courses Study Abroad 3 academic courses or 2 academic (one semester, Feb, Jun or Oct) courses plus academic English QUC† (one semester, Feb, Jun or Oct) 4 academic courses * Subject to approval by College Director and Principal † Commencing Feb 2016
13 OVERVIEW Your student life on campus Our commitment to student support What happens at orientation? • Opportunity to register in your courses of study. UCIC will support you on your journey Personal support and to becoming an independent learner. A campus wellbeing • Obtain further programme information. range of support services and programmes • Obtain further information about A free and confidential advisory service is are available to ensure you achieve your your travel and medical insurance. available to you in case things do not go academic potential while developing • Be introduced to UCIC and University as planned or personal problems arise. If personally and maintaining a balanced of Canterbury services and facilities. anything is preventing you from enjoying lifestyle. The services and programmes your academic, social or personal life, then • Tour the campus and get outlined below are available to all students. seeing a UCIC advisor is often a good start. your UC student ID. UCIC students also have access to the Academic and learning support • Meet new friends and UCIC staff. University of Canterbury’s excellent health At UCIC, we understand that the transition and counselling services and Student • Discover places near (and to university level study can be difficult. Support team. far) from campus. • Obtain information about how to To help you develop the skills necessary prepare for academic success. to successfully complete your studies, Orientation UCIC offers a variety of study and learning Orientation is a series of activities and Further details on orientation will be support services. Our student advisors, sessions that provide you with valuable provided upon successful application. in conjunction with various teaching staff information and assistance to help members, run a number of information you make the most of your studies at Transition to the University sessions and workshops throughout the UCIC and the University of Canterbury. of Canterbury academic semester for students who want Attendance at orientation is compulsory for international students in New Zealand. UCIC organises special information to develop skills in areas such as time During Orientation week students receive sessions for students who are due to management or examination techniques. essential information to ensure they are complete their programme and transfer Student advisors provide programme successfully enrolled and registered in to the University of Canterbury. In these advice, either on an individual or group the correct courses at UCIC. UCIC also sessions you are provided with specific basis, and organise support such as a organises workshops, activities and events advice about the courses and majors conversation club for you to improve your during the early weeks of semester to help available, as well as the programme conversational English. Teaching staff you get the information you need to get off structure and application process for your members are also available for individual to a great start. chosen degree or postgraduate programme. or group appointments throughout the semester, if you need assistance with assignment drafting, researching, Campus security structuring, writing and referencing. Security is provided 24 hours a day on the University of Canterbury campus. In the unlikely event of a problem, security staff can answer queries and assist you via strategically placed security call stations. These staff also deliver specific safety initiatives and, overall, provide a safe and secure environment for you to live and study at the University of Canterbury. Student activities We encourage you to interact with fellow students and enjoy your experience at UCIC by taking a break from your studies and having some fun. Being involved in non-academic, extracurricular activities while studying at UCIC will help you develop a network of friends and broaden your outlook and skills. UCIC coordinates regular activities and social events that give you opportunities to enjoy all that the city and campus have to offer. Students are also encouraged to participate in the many events and activities organised by the University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA).
14 UCIC Your pathway to UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY 2016 Your life in Christchurch The gateway to the South Island, New Zealand New Zealand (Aotearoa) is internationally For the sports-minded, Christchurch is renowned for its natural beauty, safe hard to beat, whether you are a player environments and high standard of or a spectator. The city regularly hosts living. It is a welcoming country where international sporting events such as the the partnership of the Tangata whenua 2015 Cricket World Cup, one-day cricket (indigenous peoples of New Zealand) and internationals, rugby and netball tests, those who have made New Zealand their and is home to the legendary Canterbury home, share a sense of responsibility for the Crusaders rugby team. care of the abundant natural resources of the land and surrounding seas. Climate New Zealand’s education system provides Christchurch has a temperate climate, with one of the best learning opportunities in low rainfall (half as much as Auckland and the world, with excellent teaching and Wellington), lots of sunshine and the full high quality programmes at all levels. For range of spectacular seasons. From hot the past five consecutive years, the UN’s summers when nor’westers whip across Human Development Index report has the plains, to crisp winter days with clear placed New Zealand first in the world on blue skies (and great skiing), to awesome thermal resort town of Hanmer Springs, the Education Index. The New Zealand autumnal displays and springtime the mountains and bush of Arthur’s Pass education system was also ranked as the blossoms, Christchurch is a city of colour National Park, and the seaside settlement 8th best system in the world by the OECD and constant change. of Kaikoura famous for whale watching. Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA, 2011 report), based on Spectacular scenery Attractions the combined scores in reading, maths Located on the east coast and near the There are plenty of things to see in and and science. Southern Alps, the city is close to both the around Christchurch: Christchurch is an ethnically diverse city sea and the mountains, offering a huge • A harbour cruise and swim with the which offers an exciting and easy lifestyle range of recreational options. The lakes, Hector’s dolphin, the world’s smallest for students. With a population of around mountains, native forest, open spaces and dolphin and unique to New Zealand 400,000, Christchurch is the largest city in clean air will provide a magical backdrop to • Check out the ‘Re:Start’ shopping the South Island and the second largest in your student experience. mall in central Christchurch or New Zealand. The Port Hills offer a range of recreational visit one of the many shopping The University is located in the suburb activities and the city is within easy reach malls around Christchurch of Ilam, a 10 minute drive from the city of the spectacular scenery of the South • Uncover one of the many new centre. The University is just minutes away Island for climbing, tramping, mountain restaurants, cafés and bars from the cafés and bars in the suburb of biking, skiing and snowboarding. There are • Head to one of the many beautiful Riccarton and the largest shopping mall in 10 ski fields within two hours drive of UC swimming and surfing beaches the South Island. and Christchurch. • Head to the mountains for skiing, Christchurch is known for its vibrant arts From the city it is only a short drive to snowboarding or a day out and entertainment and there is regular live the rugged beauty of Banks Peninsula, music to suit all tastes. the historic French town of Akaroa, the FAST FACTS Population City: 363,200 Greater: 566,000 Province Canterbury Currency New Zealand Dollar (NZ$) Time zone GMT +12 Electricity 240 V Language English and Maori are New Zealand’s official languages
15 WHY OVERVIEW CHRISTCHURCH? A data snapshot of Canterbury The Christchurch economy is expected to continue growing 2,143 over the next 20 years. Annual sunshine hours (higher TOTAL ARRIVALS then Auckland, Wellington, 9612 new residents in the last 12 months. Dunedin and Queenstown). 1 IN 5 COMMUNITY People in Greater 2nd biggest city in Christchurch were U.S. U.K. Australia NZ Christchurch China India New Zealand born overseas. 2.4% 2.7% 2.7% 3.2% 4.2% 7.3% 7.6% ECONOMIC GROWTH* With the lowest unemployment rate in Australasia, unprecedented growth and employment opportunities, the OVER 1000 Christchurch economy is booming. City parks, of which 3/4 are 2ND in suburban neighbourhoods in Greater Christchurch. LARGEST Employer in Christchurch BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Two universities and two polytechnic is manufacturing. institutes of technology. VERY LOW UNEMPLOYMENT And positive net migration means Christchurch needs qualified people to rebuild and develop the city. JOB VACANCIES IN SECTORS CANTERBURY GROWS: 50% of world requirements for radish seeds. Information technology Construction and engineering Sales, retail, marketing and Accounting, HR, legal Education and training 35% of world requirements for white clover seeds. advertising and admin 33% of world requirements for carrot seeds. + 12% + 15% + 14% + 6% + 18% 30% of world requirements for Bok Choi seeds. The sectors with the greatest growth in advertised skilled vacancies in Canterbury between Jan 14 and Jan 15. Figures are current as at March 2015. For up to date information visit www.cdc.org.nz * Data details: All sourced from CDC based on OECD and Infometrics Ltd; GDP (expenditure measure) and Statistics New Zealand, growth from same quarter of previous year, Sept 13 - Sep 14 using seasonally adjusted figures.
16 UCIC Your pathway to UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY 2016 CHRISTCHURCH COMPARED With Australasian cities POPULATION EMPLOYEES IN HIGH-VALUE SECTORS Greater Hamilton 202,300 Christchurch has the highest population of employees in high-value sectors Hobart Auckland 217,973 Christchurch 35.7% 1,562,900 Wollongong Auckland 34.8% 286,581 Newcastle 32.1% Sunshine Wollongong 30.1% Coast Greater Hobart 28.5% 292,354 Sunshine Coast 28.1% Gold Coast 27.0% Across Australasia Greater Christchurch has the highest proportion of employees working in high-value (enabler) sectors (Manufacturing, Newcastle 425,895 Telecommunications, Professional Services, Production Agriculture, Health). Greater Gold Coast Christchurch COST OF LIVING Auckland 605,134 465,800 $103 Hamilton $105 Sydney $115 Newcastle UNEMPLOYMENT RATE $104 Sunshine Coast Brisbane $109 6.7% Brisbane Melbourne $109 Newcastle 6.0% Christchurch In New Zealand dollars 8.9% Auckland Source: Expatistan 5.7% Hamilton CHANGES IN WEEKLY ORDINARY-TIME 6.1% EARNINGS FROM END - 2012 TO END-2014 5.3% Wellington Average weekly earnings in Canterbury have grown 21% Sydney (14% NZ) since 2010 and were $913 per week in Q4 2014. 5.7% 6.6% 3.5% New South Wales 6.60% Melbourne Christchurch Victoria 5.00% Queensland 6.40% Auckland 5.40% CHRISTCHURCH IS THE #2 PLACE Wellington 5.80% TO GO IN THE WORLD IN 2014 Rest of New Zealand. 4.00% Source: New York Times, January 2014 Canterbury 10.40% Stated figures sourced March 2015. Additional Notes: An Australasian city hierarchy has been developed using population as a base. Cities of a similar size will have similar characteristics and by developing a tier system we are able to undertake sensible comparisons for Christchurch, a tier-three city. More information on this hierarchy can be found on Pg 11 of the Background Paper at www.cdc.org.nz
17 LIVING IN CHRISTCHURCH OVERVIEW A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND PLAY! 2ND BEST CITY NZ’S SECOND HIGHER 14 SKI AREAS New York Times ranked LARGEST CITY EDUCATION Nine ski and snowboard Christchurch as the #2 place Population of 361,900 Two universities and two areas within two hours in the world to go in 2014 polytechnic institutes of drive; 14 within three technology WALKING RENTAL RATES INTERNATIONAL GREEN SPACES 80 kilometres of city Christchurch rents are 14% AIRPORT 740 city parks covering walking tracks lower than Auckland 15 minute drive to CBD 3,000ha LET IT SHINE! ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE 2,143 annual sunshine hours Ski and snow board, bungy jump, rock climb, mountain bike, river raft, kayak, surf, swim at safe beaches, golf, whale watch, swim with dolphins, gardens and enjoy the vibrant arts and culture scene. Figures sourced March 2015
18 UCIC Your pathway to UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY 2016 Choose your course at UCIC Foundation Studies Certificate Optional courses Arts and Mass Communication stream The Certificate will enable you to meet Students choose three courses from one stream Complete all the academic and English language entry requirements for most of the undergraduate Business stream • Information Design degree programmes offered by the University Choose three • Mass Communication I of Canterbury. • Accounting • Mass Communication II • Economics Elective courses* • Mathematics Students choose two courses Intakes • Statistics • Accounting February, June, October • Management • Economics Duration • Marketing • Mathematics Two semesters • Legal Studies • Statistics 2016 Programme fee Engineering stream • Management NZ$19,000 Complete all • Marketing • Advanced Mathematics I • Legal Studies Core courses • Advanced Mathematics II • Information Design Three courses • Physics • Programming • Communication Skills II • Introduction to Systems Analysis Science stream • Communication Skills III • Mass Communication I Choose three • Introduction to Computing • Mass Communication II • Chemistry • Introduction to Biology • Physics • Introduction to Human Biology • Introduction to Biology • Chemistry • Introduction to Human Biology • Physics • Mathematics OR Statistics • Advanced Mathematics I Information Technology stream • Advanced Mathematics II Complete all • Information Design Entry to UC programmes require • Programming a GPA of B+ for Engineering and • Introduction to Systems Analysis C+ for all other degrees.
19 OVERVIEW University Transfer Programme: Commerce UC’s College of Business and Law is ranked 2016 Programme fee Potential career paths in the top 100 universities in the world for NZ$24,500 A Commerce degree can be applied to Accounting and Finance, and in the top 150 for almost any career, including the finance Economics and Econometrics* Entry to second year: sector, industry and trade, international UC and its business partners provide many University of Canterbury commerce, the not-for-profit sector, opportunities for you to gain practical business Bachelor of Commerce† government, health care and technology. experience and make important contacts. Available majors: A Commerce degree provides an all-round Internships, business case competitions, career • Accounting knowledge base for management careers or fairs and student groups all allow you to put • Business Economics starting your own business. classroom theories to the test in the real world • Economics Programme facts and network with industry professionals. • Finance • Opportunities to gain real-world Intakes • Human Resource Management experience through internships and February, June, October • International Business business competitions • Management • Internationally renowned college with Duration • Marketing strong links to business communities Two or three semesters • Operations and Supply Chain Management • Option to complete an Honours year for Required courses • Strategy & Entrepreneurship high achieving students • Accounting For more information on the University of • Economics Canterbury’s College of Business & Law, visit UTP: Commerce is equivalent to the first year of • Information Systems buslaw.canterbury.ac.nz/ your undergraduate commerce studies. Upon • Management completion of the programme you will be eligible • Statistics to progress to the second year of the Bachelor of Additional options may include Commerce degree and you will be able to choose from a variety of specialisations. • Financial Accounting • Macroeconomics UC boasts New Zealand’s oldest Bachelor of • Management Science Commerce degree. At the time of its introduction • Marketing in 1906 the UC Bachelor of Commerce degree was one of the first business degrees in the • Maths British Commonwealth. * QS World University Ranking by Subject. † Students must complete and pass all courses in the UTP programme, apply before the University of Canterbury deadline and meet any additional requirements from the University. Access to selected faculties of the University may require the completion of certain prerequisites. UCIC will advise students individually in this regard as required. Course offerings may change without notice
20 UCIC Your pathway to UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY 2016 Choose your course at UCIC (continued) University Transfer Programme: Engineering Intake Entry to second year: University Potential career paths February, October of Canterbury Bachelor of Engineers are designing the future with new Engineering (Honours) Duration and innovative technologies. Engineering is about problem solving and creative thinking. Two or three semesters Available specialisations: Studying engineering will lead you into a Required courses • Chemical and Process Engineering challenging, flexible, and rewarding future • Foundations of Engineering • Civil Engineering with international opportunities. • Engineering Physics (Mechanics, Waves and • Computer Engineering Programme facts Thermal Physics) • Electrical and Electronic Engineering • Engineering Mathematics (two courses) • Forest Engineering Engineers are responsible for the design and operation of the infrastructure which • Mathematical Modelling and Computation • Mechanical Engineering underpins our society, in diverse areas such • Mechatronics Engineering Additional courses are selected from as telecommunications, transport, water • Natural Resources Engineering • Chemistry and electricity supply, multistory buildings For more information on UC’s Bachelor of • Engineering Mechanics and Materials and airports, processing plants for food and Engineering (Honours), visit engf.canterbury • Computer Programming forest products and consumer items like tablet computers and cars. • Engineering Physics (Electromagnetism and Modern Physics) 2016 Programme fee UTP: Engineering is equivalent to the final year of NZ$36,500 your undergraduate engineering studies. Upon completion of the programme you will be eligible to progress* to the second year of the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree at the University of Canterbury and able to choose from a variety of specialisations.
21 PROGRAMS University Transfer Programme: Science UTP: Science is equivalent to the first year of your Entry to second year: Potential career paths undergraduate science studies. Upon completion University of Canterbury A Science degree will give you both general of the programme you will be eligible to progress to the second year of the Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Science and specialised subject knowledge. Science graduates are experts in problem degree and you will be able to choose from a Available majors and endorsements: solving, teamwork and communication. variety of specialisations. • Astronomy Comfortable with the latest technology, • Biology Intakes science graduates are ideally suited to • Biochemistry February, June, October the knowledge economy and are highly • Biosecurity employable. You could go on to a career Duration • Biotechnology in research, business, industry, education, Two or three semesters • Chemistry environmental science, health and central or • Computer Science local government organisations. Subjects* Students will select eight courses from the following • Ecology Programme facts subject areas; note some subjects offer more than • Environmental Science • Facilities for science are world-class and one course, not all subjects may be offered • Financial Engineering include field stations throughout the • Astronomy • Geology South Island of New Zealand and • Geography • Biochemistry in Antarctica. • Mathematics • Biology • Cutting-edge laboratories, access to 24 • Physics • Chemistry hour computer labs and specialist • Statistics library collections. • Computer Science • UC’s scientists are involved in • Geography For more information on the University of internationally ground-breaking research. • Geology Canterbury’s College of Science, visit They have designed components for the • Mathematics science.canterbury.ac.nz. largest telescope in the Southern • Physics Hemisphere, are discovering new ways to • Statistics combat super bugs, developing new 2016 Programme fee non-invasive diagnostic techniques in medicine and have ring lasers to measure UTP Science (General) NZ$26,500† Earth’s rotation. UTP Science (Physical) NZ$28,500‡ * Not all courses offered in all semesters † General Science: (Biochemistry, Biology, Geography and Geology) ‡ Physical Science: (Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics)
22 UCIC Your pathway to UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY 2016 Study Abroad in beautiful New Zealand Come and experience New Zealand’s culture and amazing of Christchurch, and a number of swimming beaches less than 40 minute drive from scenery by taking a Study Abroad semester in New Zealand’s campus. Whether you want to shop, kayak, second largest city Christchurch; a city bordered by the golf (NZ has the highest number of golf courses per head of capita in the world, majestic Southern Alps and the Pacific Ocean. many courses are world standard and set in scenery that is breathtaking), whale watch UCIC Study Abroad is a one semester select courses available from Commerce, or just enjoy the many beautiful parks and programme that allows students to improve Engineering or Science and offered in gardens of Christchurch there are activities their English language while also completing each semester. to suit everyone. two or three academic courses that can For more information on UCIC Study Abroad You can enjoy a vibrant campus life during be either credited to study at home or in visit www.ucic.ac.nz/programmes/ the week and in the weekends, enjoy the New Zealand. Study abroad is available study-abroad many recreational options available during to high school graduates and tertiary the summer (February), winter (June) or students who meet the same academic and Spring (October) season. There are nine ski English language entrance requirements and snowboard areas within a two hour drive as UTP (see pages 24-25). Students can
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION 23 Your English language preparation If you do not meet the English language requirements for CCEL – English language courses your chosen course, you may be eligible to enter a Mixed UCIC can arrange full-time English English Academic Programme (MEAP). You may otherwise tuition at CCEL if you need to improve choose to enrol in an intensive English language course your English skills before beginning your UCIC course. CCEL offers a wide range of at CCEL (Christchurch College of English) to improve your English language courses, from beginner English skills. to advanced levels. Courses begin every Monday. Your length of study will depend upon your English language needs. MEAP MEAP fee: For more information about CCEL including If your IELTS test score is 5.0 overall (or NZ$4,800 (in addition to your UTP course fees visit ccel.co.nz. equivalent) with individual band scores of a programme fee). minimum of 4.5 you may be offered entry During your first semester you will study to MEAP, which combines English and two academic courses from your chosen academic studies. MEAP, packaged with UTP programme, in addition to your MEAP UTP, can be completed in three semesters course, which involves 15 hours of teaching (12 months). A C+ is the passing grade per week. If you complete the MEAP course required for MEAP. with a passing grade, and pass your two academic courses, you will study the remaining six academic courses during the next two semesters. Postgraduate degree EAP 2 12 weeks Undergraduate degree General English 2-52 weeks MEAP packaged with UTP* 3 semesters Year 2 - Bachelor degree EAP 1 University Transfer Programme (UTP)† 12 weeks 2 or 3 semesters Foundation Studies Certificate‡ Year 1 - Bachelor degree 2 semesters CCEL UCIC University of Canterbury * Foundation Studies Certificate pathways to Year 1 of degree at UC or to UTP. † UTP is equivalant to Year 1 of the revevant degree from UC. Successful students then pathway to Year 2. ‡ Mixed English Academic Programme (MEAP) consists of English and academic studies and can be completed in three or four academic semesters (12-15 months).
24 UCIC Your pathway to UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY 2016 Your academic entry requirements Entry into the UTP generally requires please send details to the UCIC Admissions Mathematics with Calculus and Physics to the successful completion of Year 12 of Office: email@example.com for assessment. an acceptable standard. Students wishing secondary school or its equivalent (this is to specialise in Civil, Natural Resources, Study Abroad entrance requirements are the equivalent to Year 13 in the New Zealand Chemical and Process or Forest Engineering same as UTP. All students applying for UTP: education system). Not all qualifications must also have attained acceptable grades Engineering or UTP: Science (Physical) must are listed, so if you have other qualifications in Senior High School level Chemistry. have completed senior high school level Foundation Studies UTP: Commerce/Science UTP: Engineering/Science Country Certificate (General) (Physical) Australia Successful completion of Year 11 with Successful completion of Year 12 with a 65% Successful completion of Year 12 with a 70% acceptable grades average in relevant subjects average in relevant subjects (including 70% minimum in Math) Bahrain Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Education Certificate) with 60% average in Education Certificate) with average 70% Certificate) with a 80% average academic subjects or US High School Diploma Bangladesh Higher School Certificate/Intermediate Higher Secondary Certificate with a GPA of Higher Secondary Certificate with a GPA of 3.5 Certificate with a 50% GPA; or Year 11 (10+1) 3.0 or higher or higher with a 70% GPA Brazil Certificado Conclusao de 2 Grau with a Certificado de Ensino Medio with an average Certificado de Ensino Medio with an average of grade of 6 of 7.0 in 3 academic subjects 7.0 in 3 academic subjects Brunei O-level: passing grades in 4 academic GCE A Levels with passes in 2 academic GCE A Levels with passes in 3 academic subjects subjects (minimum 3 points) subjects (minimum 3 points) Canada Successful completion of Year 11 with Successful completion of Grade 12 with 55% Successful completion of Grade 12 with 70% passing grades in 4 academic subjects in a minimum of 4 academic subjects average in a minimum of 4 academic subjects including Physics 12 and Math 12 (with minimum mark of 70%) China Completion of Senior Middle 2 with an Senior Middle 3 - Achieved 70% in Senior Middle 3 - Achieved 80% in 4 academic average of 70% in 4 academic subjects 4 academic subjects excluding English, subjects excluding English, Chinese, Politics Chinese, Politics Egypt Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Tawjihiya (General Secondary School Education Education Certificate) with 65% average in Education Certificate) with 75% average Certificate) with 85% average academic subjects or US High School Diploma Fiji Successful completion of Form 6 School School Leaving Certificate, Form 7 with a C School Leaving Certificate, Form 7 with a B Leaving Certificate with an overall score in English and Math and passes in all other in English and Math and passes in all other of 260 subjects with an overall score of 240 subjects with an overall score of 240 Hong Kong Successful completion of Form 5 (HKCEE) Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education with passes in 4 academic subjects. Passing (HKDSE) minimum 7 points from three (HKDSE) Level 4 or better in Core Maths grades in four relevant IGCSE/O Level subjects, or Minimum 2 points from 2 GCE A and level 2 or better in Math 1 and/or Math academic subjects Level with passes in 2 academic subjects, or 2, Physics and one additional academic 1 A level and 2 AS level subjects subject (students with Math grade lower than requirements may be considered for admission on a case by case basis) or; Minimum 4 points from 2 GCE A Levels with passes in 3 academic subjects, or 1 A-Level and 2 AS-Level subjects India Indian Certificate of Secondary Education All-India Senior School Certificate/Higher All-India Senior School Certificate/Higher Examination (CISCE) or All India Secondary Secondary School Certificate with 60% or Secondary School Certificate with 65% or School Examination (CBSE) 65% or better in better in 4 academic subjects better in 4 academic subjects four academic subjects; or a Secondary School Certificate awarded by a recognised Board of Secondary Education with 70% or better in four academic subjects; or All India Senior Certificate or the Higher Secondary School Certificate 50% or better in four academic subjects Indonesia SMU II with average of 7.0 or completion of SMU 3/National Examinations Average of SMU 3/National Examinations Average of SMU III grade 7.0 or more in 4 academic subjects grade 8.0 or more in 4 academic subjects International Year 1 of IB International Baccalaureate Diploma score of International Baccalaureate Diploma score of Baccalaureate at least 20 points over 6 IB units. Successful at least 22 points over 6 IB units. Successful completion of IB Certificate (or less than 6 completion of IB Certificate (or less than 6 subjects) may be considered subjects) may be considered Japan General Upper Secondary School: Year General Upper Secondary School General Upper Secondary School (Kotogako), 2 with a Grade 3 average; or successful (Kotogako), Year 3 with 2.5-3 average Year 3 with an average of 4 completion of Year 3 Jordan Certificate of General Secondary Education Certificate of General Secondary Education Certificate of General Secondary Education with 50% average in 4 academic subjects with 70% average in 4 academic subjects with 85% average in 4 academic subjects Kazakhstan Diploma of Completed Secondary Education Completion of Ate stat with 3.5 average Completion of Ate stat with 4.0 average with 3 average or higher
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