Sciences, Agriculture & Engineering Programme guide 2022 - MASSEY UNIVERSITY

 
Sciences, Agriculture & Engineering Programme guide 2022 - MASSEY UNIVERSITY
Sciences, Agriculture
& Engineering
Programme guide
2022

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Sciences, Agriculture & Engineering Programme guide 2022 - MASSEY UNIVERSITY
Sciences, Agriculture & Engineering Programme guide 2022 - MASSEY UNIVERSITY
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                                                                                                           CONTENTS

                     Sciences, Agriculture
      NGA IHIRANGI
CONTENTS
                     and Engineering
                     03 Welcome
                     04 Studying Sciences, Agriculture and Engineering

                     DEGREES
                     06 Bachelor of Agribusiness
                     11 Bachelor of Agricultural Science
                     13 Bachelor of Animal Science
                     16 Bachelor of Construction
                     20 Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
                     27 Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours
                     32 Bachelor of Horticultural Science
                     34 Bachelor of Information Sciences
                     40 Bachelor of Science
                     56 Bachelor of Veterinary Science
                     58 Conjoint Degrees

                     OTHER PROGRAMMES
                     59 Diploma in Science and Technology
                     59 Certificate in Science and Technology
                     60 Diploma in Dairy Technology
                     60 Diploma in Facilities Management

                     CONTACT US
                     Inside back cover: Contact Massey for more information

                     UPDATED MARCH 2021
                     Please note: The information contained in this publication is indicative of the
                     offerings available in 2022 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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                                                       STUDY A
                                                        DEGREE

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

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 than       BSc majoring in:              BSc (majors other than
 Chemistry, Maths,            in column to the left)    Chemistry, Maths,               in column to the left)     Chemistry, Maths,               in column to the left)
 Statistics                BInfSc                       Statistics                   BInfSc                        Statistics                   BInfSc
BVSc                       BConst                      BVSc                          BConst                       BVSc                          BConst
BE(Hons)                   BAgSci                      BE(Hons)                      BAgSci                       BE(Hons)                      BAgSci
BFoodTech(Hons)            BAgribusiness               BFoodTech(Hons)               BAgribusiness                BFoodTech(Hons)               BAgribusiness
                           BHortSci                                                  BHortSci                                                   BHortSci
                           BAnSci                                                    BAnSci                                                     BAnSci

APPLY FOR                  APPLY FOR                   TALK TO US                    TALK TO US                   TALK TO US                    TALK TO US
THE...                     THE...                      For these specialist          Apply for Discretionary      Certificate of University     Certificate of University
Certificate in             Certificate in              qualifications, you           Entrance. You may be         Preparation                   Preparation
Foundation Studies         Foundation Studies          should do Year 13.            able to enter either         Then, progress to a           Then, progress to a
We encourage students      Take the Science            If you missed                 the Diploma in Science       Diploma in Science            Diploma in Science
to do Year 13.             Pathway courses.            Year 13 consider              and Technology or            and Technology in             and Technology in
                                                       the Certificate in            Certificate in Science       preparation for one of        preparation for one of
Take science-focused
                                                       Foundation Studies (to        and Technology               these qualifications.         these qualifications.
courses, then
                                                       the left). You may be         NOTE: If you have                                          Some courses studied
progress to the
                                                       admitted to a Diploma         progressed more than                                       for the Diploma may
Diploma or Certificate
                                                       in Science and                halfway through the                                        count towards your
in Science and
                                                       Technology.                   NCEA Level 3 year                                          bachelor’s degree.
Technology and then
to the Bachelor                                                                      you will not be eligible
degree.                                                                              for discretionary
                                                                                     entrance before July
                                                                                     in the following year.
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                                                                           2020-Agriculture-Forestry2

                                                                                              TOP 50
                                                                                              Agriculture Forestry

      KEY FACTS

                                                                                        Bachelor of
      >      Available at Manawatū
      >      Available via Distance Learning*
      >      Equivalent to three years of full-time study

                                                                                        Agribusiness
      >      Available for international students studying in
             New Zealand

                                                                                        BAgribusiness
      *Some distance courses are not offered every year, and some
       distance courses have compulsory contact workshops

          A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                                              > Teach you to apply and integrate scientific, technological and
          > Would like to have a career associated with agriculture or                        business knowledge to meet marketplace demands
            horticulture                                                                    > Ensure you will be a good analytical thinker able to interpret
          > Are interested in the business/commercial side of farming                         information to develop sound and innovative solutions
          > Would like to be a leader of this innovative industry.                          > Give you an understanding of ethics, multi-cultural and
                                                                                              international environments
          You’ll be in demand                                                               > Help you develop into an effective communicator and a self-
          At Massey many of our agribusiness students have jobs before they                   directed, independent learner
          even graduate.                                                                    > Give you management skills applicable across the primary
             From running large farm-based agribusinesses right through to                    industries.
          international food trade, you will gain the skills and sound business
          knowledge to help progress the future of New Zealand’s primary                    Join a world-leading university
          production sector.                                                                Our proud record dates back to 1927 when we offered New
                                                                                            Zealand’s first degrees in agriculture and horticulture. We have the
          Join industry at a senior level                                                   largest Young Farmer’s Club in New Zealand.
          New Zealand’s economy is dominated by agriculture and food. The
          industry generates close to $37 billion in export earnings a year                 CAREERS
          and international demand is predicted to continue to grow.                        New Zealand’s agribusiness sector is flourishing, and there is
             Massey’s agribusiness programme aligns itself with                             strong demand for graduates, from running large farm-based
          agribusiness industries throughout the world. This ensures our                    businesses through to international trade.
          graduates have the skills and industry knowledge employers need.                     You will emerge with the knowledge and foundation skills for
                                                                                            several career paths:
          What will you learn?                                                              > International marketing
          This three-year world-class programme will:                                       > Economics
          > Teach you about farm production systems, supply chain                           > Rural banking
             management, marketing, food economies, and international                       > Rural valuation
             agribusiness                                                                   > Government
          > Give you a strong understanding of what it takes to be                          > Business
             sustainable and competitive in global food and fibre markets                   > Sales
          > Provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver in                  > Purchasing
             future workplaces                                                              > Consultancy
          > Give you a sound knowledge of land-based systems and                            > Farm management
             agribusiness along with specialist knowledge in one area of                    > Farm ownership
             agribusiness                                                                   > Purchasing manager.
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                                                                          DEGREE

 LAUREN WOOLERTON
  Graduate Mobile Rural Consultant - FMG
  Growing up on a dairy farm gave me a
  strong enthusiasm for the agriculture
  industry. I also favoured business
  and math subjects at high school,
  so it made sense for me to study
  agribusiness. I knew that Massey
  had a strong reputation as New
  Zealand’s leading agricultural
  university. Because of this, I knew Massey would be a great
  choice for my studies.
  I really enjoyed studying at Massey. I found that the content in
  my courses was diversified and relevant. I enjoyed the ability to
  self-learn and work independently and there was always support
  when I needed it. My study at Massey has given me a really good
  broad understanding of the agribusiness sector and has taught
  me how to socialise and network with people on a professional
  level.
  I am currently a Graduate Mobile Rural Consultant with FMG.
  This is a client facing role, where I get out and about in my region
  to help grow strong and prosperous rural communities. I love
  that my job allows me to build relationships with others in the
  agricultural industry and give back to my local community.

SCHOLARSHIPS
There are many scholarships available for students who are
studying in the areas of agriculture and horticulture. Many major
New Zealand agricultural organisations provide scholarships for
Massey students.
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          KEY FACTS
          >    Available at Manawatū
          >    Available via Distance Learning*
          >    Equivalent to three years of full-time study
          >    Available for international students studying in New Zealand

          *Some distance courses are not offered every year, and some
           distance courses have compulsory contact workshops

          Farm Management
          A major of the BAgribusiness

          A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                              You’ll gain a huge amount of practical experience. This will
          > Would like to have a career associated with agriculture or      include at least 26 weeks of paid employment undertaken in
            horticulture                                                    agriculture and related sectors.
          > Are interested in the business/commercial side of farming
          > Would like to gain a broad range of skills in agribusiness      A growing, innovative industry
                                                                            New Zealand’s economy is dominated by agriculture and
          The Bachelor of Agribusiness (Farm Management) prepares           food. It generates tens of billions in export earnings a year
          you for the demands of the farming business. From strategic       and international demand is predicted to continue to grow.
          to organisational skills, you’ll learn how to build and deliver
          profitable businesses on a sustainable basis.                     Relevant international knowledge
                                                                            Massey’s agribusiness programme aligns itself with
          Become a multidisciplinary practitioner                           agribusiness industries throughout the world. This ensures
          You’ll be able to draw from business-related disciplines          you will have the skills and industry knowledge employers
          such as, industrial economics, marketing, supply chain            want.
          management and finance.

          You’ll also gain knowledge in:
          >   Natural sciences
          >   Environmental sciences
          >   Life sciences
          >   Food security and safety
          >   Primary production technologies
          >   Systems and biotechnology.

          Put agribusiness into perspective
          The discipline of farm management provides the ability to
          interpret and put into perspective issues affecting farm and
          agribusiness managers. It offers an understanding of how
          and why managers make decisions and what impact those
          decisions have on their business and the wider industry.

          Practical experience while you study
          Your learning will focus on real-world case studies and will
          include field trips to provide experiential learning – from
          talking to and observing farmers.
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                                                                                                                                           STUDY A
                                                                                                                                            DEGREE

KEY FACTS
>   Available at Manawatū
>   Available via Distance Learning*
>   Equivalent to three years of full-time study
>   Available for international students studying in New Zealand

*Some distance courses are not offered every year, and some
 distance courses have compulsory contact workshops

International Agribusiness
A major of the BAgribusiness

A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                                   Relevant international knowledge
> Are interested in agriculture and business                           Massey’s Agribusiness programme aligns itself with agribusiness
> Want a career with an international perspective.                     industries throughout the world. This ensures our graduates have
                                                                       the skills and industry knowledge employers want today and in the
Does managing the marketing process of meat, kiwifruit, or milk to     future.
retailers in Tokyo or Nestlé in Switzerland excite you? How about         Massey graduates and staff are helping to define the future of
sourcing and processing billions of litres of milk every year?         our nation’s agriculture and food businesses.
   In the Bachelor of Agribusiness (International Agribusiness)
you’ll learn about the global agri-food system. This includes
everything from on-farm procurement in New Zealand to export and
distribution of food and other agricultural products to consumers
around the world.

You’ll learn about
>   Production sciences
>   Agri-food value chains
>   Manufacturing
>   Distribution and logistics
>   International finance, and
>   The trade and marketing skills required to take New Zealand’s
    agri-food industry to the global marketplace.

Real-world experience
Your learning will focus on real-world case studies and will include
field trips to provide the experience sought by employers.

Research-led teaching
Our staff are active researchers. Massey’s Agribusiness programme
integrates the most recent developments and thinking into your
learning.

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.
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          KEY FACTS
          >   Available at Manawatū
          >   Available via Distance Learning*
          >   Equivalent to three years of full-time study
          >   Available for international students studying in New Zealand

          *Some distance courses are not offered every year, and some distance
           courses have compulsory contact workshops

          Rural Valuation
          A major of the BAgribusiness

          A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                               A growing, innovative industry
          > Are interested in the changing value of farmland                 New Zealand’s economy is dominated by agriculture and
          > Think you would enjoy working with farmers to enhance            food. It generates tens of billions in export earnings a year.
            their business                                                   International demand is predicted to continue to grow.
          > Would like to have a career associated with agriculture or
            horticulture                                                     Relevant international knowledge
                                                                             Massey’s Agribusiness programme aligns itself with
          Massey’s Bachelor of Agribusiness (Rural Valuation) will help      agribusiness industries throughout the world. This ensures
          you build the skills you need to have a successful career in       our graduates have the skills and industry knowledge
          today’s rural property market. Whether it’s a dairy farm sale,     employers want today, and in the future.
          estimation of orchard capital value, or getting a bank loan
          to purchase a new farm, almost every financial transaction         CAREERS
          involving land requires a valuation to support it.                 The Bachelor of Agribusiness (Rural Valuation) provides
             You’ll learn about land-based systems and agribusiness.         the knowledge, skills and competencies to be a registered
          You’ll gain specialist valuation knowledge preparing you for       valuer. But there are also other exciting career opportunities
          opportunities in the rural property industry.                      in the rural property sector. Examples include:
                                                                             > Private practice firms as a generalist rural valuer
          A relevant programme                                               > A specialist valuer with expertise in a class of property
          Visiting a wide range of farm properties is an integral part       > Farm consultancy, property management planning
          of the programme. This is essential to the relevance of your       > Rural banking
          study of farm management, investment and valuation. You’ll         > Insurance companies as a rural consultant
          also learn the communication skills you’ll need to operate         > Real estate firms as a rural agent.
          within the industry and to work effectively with future clients.
             You will cover a range of topics relevant to rural valuation    The requirements of lending institutions, local authorities,
          such as property markets and resource management,                  rental assessments, insurance valuations, and asset
          property law and building technology.                              valuations for company accounts generate the bulk of
                                                                             valuation work in New Zealand.
          Practical experience while you study                                  The Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ) is the
          During your degree you will gain a huge amount of practical        professional organisation that you will most likely join as a
          experience. This experience will include at least 26 weeks         rural valuation graduate. PINZ is closely involved with the
          of paid employment undertaken in agriculture and related           development of Massey’s courses and actively encourages
          sectors.                                                           students to get involved in the affairs of the local branch and
                                                                             become a member of the organisation.
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2020-Agriculture-Forestry2

                   TOP 50
                   Agriculture Forestry

             KEY FACTS
                                                                                    Bachelor of
             > Available at Manawatū
             > Most courses available via Distance Learning, but not                Agricultural
                                                                                    Science
               necessarily every year. Some distance courses have
               compulsory contact workshops.
             > Equivalent to three years of full-time study

                                                                                    BAgSci
             > Available for international students studying in
               New Zealand

             A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                                   Practical work
             > Enjoy applied sciences                                               As part of this programme, you’ll need to do at least 26 weeks
             > Are interested in a career in the primary industries.                of full-time work in agriculture. This is usually done during the
                                                                                    summer when work is readily available on farms and with rural
             Join an industry with a bright future                                  businesses.
             The Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree gives you the
             contemporary agriculture-related skills you will need to become a      Award-winning facilities
             leader in this rapidly growing international industry.                 Massey’s Manawatū campus has internationally award-winning
                 Agriculture dominates New Zealand’s economy – generating           multi-function teaching laboratories. These are unique in
             billions in export earnings every year.                                Australasia.
                 The Bachelor of Agricultural Science will give you the relevant,
             up-to-date skills to help you take your place in this exciting         SCHOLARSHIPS
             industry.                                                              There are many scholarships available for students who are
                 You will dig into every aspect of agriculture. That includes       studying in the areas of agriculture and horticulture. Many major
             pastures, crops, animal and soil sciences, economics, agribusiness,    New Zealand agricultural organisations provide scholarships for
             and the influence of Government policies, regulations and Te Tiriti    Massey students.
             o Waitangi obligations. You will learn about future and present
             issues in the industry and gain skills in the use of technology in     CAREERS
             agriculture. Disciplines like engineering, chemistry and biology       The industry is made up of a huge range of organisations, including
             are also an important part of gaining a broad understanding of the     farming, processing and marketing produce, logistics of product
             primary industries.                                                    supply, as well as the associated service industries such as
                                                                                    banking, company technical representatives and consultants. That
             Experience before you graduate                                         means there is a huge range of careers on offer for those with the
             Industry experience is integrated into this degree. You’ll be          right skills. Industries where agricultural science skills are utilised
             able to experience and analyse real-world scenarios while you          include:
             are studying. We align this programme with what employers              > Fertiliser                         > Farm tourism
             are looking for – globally. Most agriculture students secure           > Seed                               > Management
             employment before they graduate.                                       > Banking                            > Policy
                                                                                    > Biosecurity                        > Research and development
             Variety                                                                > Breeding                           > Sales and marketing
             One of the best things about this degree is the variety of study.      > Consultancy                        > Teaching.
             You’ll learn about animals and agriculture, soils and pasture, be      > Agricultural production
             introduced to agribusiness and decision-making skills. You’ll also
             study economics, chemistry, physics and ecology.
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           ISABEL TAIT Bachelor of AgriScience
            Massey University PhD Student
            I grew up on my parent’s sheep farm, where I became interested
            in animals at an early age. This curiosity led me to attend Massey
            University with the hope of gaining a selection in the professional
            phase of the Bachelor of Veterinary Science.
            During my first year I realised that I didn’t actually want to be a
            vet, but the other courses in the degree opened my eyes to the
            amount of interesting jobs there are in the agriculture sector.
            So I decided to do a Bachelor of AgriScience degree instead,
            followed by an honours year, where I completed research on the
            effect of skin thickness on lamb survival.
            I then approached Massey University Professor Michael
            Hedley. I asked him if I could be involved in the Pastoral 21 Next
            Generation Dairy Systems programme and I was appointed as a
            Junior Research Officer.
            Working on the programme was awesome. I started to see
            where I could apply my undergraduate learning. It’s hard to see
            the application of things such as learning about feed budgeting
            when you’re doing your undergraduate degree, but when you
            actually start working in the industry, you start to use the skills
            and it all starts to click.
            I then decided to undertake a PhD in animal genetics. .
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KEY FACTS
                                                     Bachelor of
> Available at Manawatū
> Equivalent to three years full-time                Animal Science
                                                     BAnSci
> Available for international students
  studying in New Zealand

A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                                     As a Massey University animal science student, you will benefit
> Want to work with domestic production or companion animals          from our internationally recognised capability and leadership in
> Are interested in solving contemporary New Zealand animal           these areas.
  production challenges                                                  Practical components of the programme are taught on site at our
> Enjoy sciences                                                      sheep, beef and dairy farms and at our feline and canine facilities
                                                                      and state of the art teaching laboratories.
The only animal science degree in New Zealand
Combine your love of animals and science with the only animal         CAREERS
science degree available in New Zealand.                            The Bachelor of Animal Science will provide you the expertise
                                                                    you require for the careers of the future. You will be qualified for
Learn from the best                                                 technical, advocacy and management roles across the production
Massey University’s animal, agricultural and veterinary science     animal, equine and companion animal science industries. These
professionals are among the best in the world. They will teach      include:
you about the latest developments in animal science. You’ll obtain  > Animal management
expertise in genetics and breeding, nutrition and growth, and       > Technical/managerial roles both domestically and overseas in a
animal welfare. This degree also offers a speciality in equine         wide range of animal and primary production industries
science.                                                            > Consultancy
                                                                    > Animal breeding
Internationally relevant                                            > Animal nutrition and health
This degree has a distinct New Zealand flavour and is equivalent to > Sales and technical
international animal science programmes.                            > Laboratory roles in nutrition, meat science and animal health
                                                                    > Feed/pet food manufacturing
Research-led learning                                               > Agricultural biotechnology
Massey has a number of internationally recognised animal-based      > Biosecurity and customs
research centres including: AL Rae Genetics Centre, Animal          > Animal welfare officers
Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre, Centre for Feline Nutrition,  > Policy and regulation
Equine Parentage Genetic Services Centre, Equine Research Centre, > Disease control
International Sheep Research Centre, Monogastric Research Centre > Equine sport and racing
and the Working Dog Centre.                                         > Academic teaching and research.

Join a world-leading university
Our proud record dates back to 1927 when we offered New
Zealand’s first degrees in agriculture. Massey University is home
to the only animal science team in New Zealand and one of the
largest in Australasia.
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          Animal Genetics                                      A GOOD FIT IF YOU...

          and Breeding
                                                               > Enjoy studying biology and genetics at school
                                                               > Are interested in a career working with animals
                                                               > Want to learn about the selection and breeding of animals.
          A major of the BAnSci
                                                               Learn how animal breeding and genetics can have a positive impact
          KEY FACTS                                            on animal industries and the New Zealand economy.
          > Available at Manawatū                                  The Bachelor of Animal Science (Animal Genetics and Breeding)
          > Equivalent to three years of full-time study       is ideal for you if you have an interest in genetics in relation to
          > Available for international students studying in   animals. You’ll learn:
            New Zealand                                        > How effective breeding strategies can both improve animal
                                                                   health and be more effective for farming and agriculture
                                                               > About reproductive physiology and reproductive technologies
                                                               > How to set up a genetic improvement programme based on
                                                                   breeding goals
                                                               > How to collect relevant information, analyse it and make
                                                                   decisions to attain those goals.

          Equine Science                                       A GOOD FIT IF YOU...
                                                               > Enjoy sciences
          A major of the BAnSci                                > Are interested in horses and their relationship to humans
                                                               > Would like to work in the equine industry
          KEY FACTS
          > Available at Manawatū                              The Bachelor of Animal Science (Equine Science) will help you
          > Equivalent to three years of full-time study       understand nutrition, growth, health and performance in the equine
          > Available for international students studying in   athlete.
            New Zealand                                           The equine industry is large, diverse and economically important
                                                               both in New Zealand and worldwide. You’ll be prepared for a wide
                                                               variety of equine enterprises anywhere in the world.
                                                                  The Equine Science major will give you knowledge of equine
                                                               welfare, behaviour and health. You’ll also gain an understanding
                                                               of performance nutrition and responses to training of horses. You’ll
                                                               acquire a broad understanding of health and production issues, and
                                                               be able to offer the equine industry up-to-date, scientifically-based
                                                               knowledge.
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Animal Welfare                                       A GOOD FIT IF YOU...
                                                     > Are interested in science
A major of the BAnSci                                > Care about the treatment and welfare of animals
                                                     > Want to learn about animal needs and management
KEY FACTS
> Available at Manawatū                              The Animal Welfare major will help you understand the science
> Equivalent to three years of full-time study       behind how animals experience their environment. You’ll also
> Available for international students studying in   examine what influences that and how that affects their behaviour
  New Zealand                                        and performance. You’ll gain a relevant, up-to-date, scientifically-
                                                     based knowledge of animal welfare. You’ll be well-placed to make
                                                     a difference in the lives of animals.
                                                         Massey’s BAnSci is the only degree in New Zealand that
                                                     focuses entirely on animal science. It is ideal if you are interested
                                                     in a career combining your love of science and animals. You will
                                                     be qualified for technical, advocacy and management roles across
                                                     different types of industries and animals.

Animal Nutrition                                     A GOOD FIT IF YOU...

and Growth
                                                     > Like working with animals
                                                     > Are interested in what diets optimise animal production,
                                                       performance and health
A major of the BAnSci                                > Care about the role of animals in society and in food production

KEY FACTS                                            The Bachelor of Animal Science (Animal Nutrition and Growth) will
> Available at Manawatū                              help you understand how what animals eat affects their growth
> Equivalent to three years of full-time study       and health.
> Available for international students studying in      The New Zealand meat industry is well recognised around the
  New Zealand                                        world for its pasture-raised product. In New Zealand we also have
                                                     world-leading industries raising poultry and pigs. Nutrition is also
                                                     extremely important for sport and companion animals. Improving
                                                     nutrition can optimise the performance of animals in all these
                                                     industries. You will learn how animals digest food and what feeds
                                                     are best for them. You’ll also learn how much they should be eating
                                                     for the appropriate growth and development, performance and
                                                     health.
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                                   Accredited course

          KEY FACTS                                                                Bachelor of
                                                                                   Construction
          >   Available at Auckland (includes block mode teaching)
          >   Some courses available via Distance Learning
          >   Equivalent to three years of full-time study

                                                                                   BConst
          >   Available for international students studying in
              New Zealand

          A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                                    embedded so you are equipped to contribute to the transformation
          > Are interested in buildings and how they are constructed              of practice. There are online teaching components where you
          > Are looking for a career where no two days are the same               can ask or answer questions during lectures. Some assignments
          > Are interested in a career offering great salaries                    will require you to prepare a video of your work. Core courses for
                                                                                  construction will teach you vital digital skills such as: Computer
          A CONSTRUCTION EXPERT                                                   Aided Drawing (CAD), computer modelling of buildings (BIM),
          The Bachelor of Construction will help you become a construction        Augmented and Virtual Reality.
          expert who can contribute to all sectors of the construction
          industry, highly sought after by employers and internationally          Flexibility
          recognised.                                                             Although you need to choose a major when you enrol, you can
             The Massey University Bachelor of Construction will teach you        change from one major to another after one year of study.
          how to develop and implement best practice building solutions              You can choose to complete parts of your study via distance
          and construction management techniques. You’ll learn how to add         mode, so you can continue to study while gaining valuable work
          value to the sustainable development of the built environment.          experience
          This qualification will give you sound technical and theoretical
          knowledge, industry experience, management and interpersonal            MAJORS OR ENDORSEMENTS
          skills.                                                                 > Construction Management on page 18
                                                                                  > Quantity Surveying on page 19
          Relevant to industry
          There are two majors available - Quantity Surveying and                 PATHWAYS TO POSTGRADUATE STUDY
          Construction Management. These majors focus on relevant industry        Enrol in...
          sectors, such as:
          > Project management and quantity surveying consultancies                              Bachelor of Construction [3 years]
          > Building renovation and earthquake strengthening
          > Construction companies
                                                                                       Postgraduate Diploma           With industry experience
          > Development consortiums
          > Local authorities and regulatory bodies
          > Property development or property management
          > Industrial and commercial building services                                                                    Master’s degree
          > Insurance rebuild costs.
                                                                                                                        Doctor of Philosophy
          Digital technology is integral
          There is an emerging need in the industry for robust technical
          skills. You will make extensive use of digital technology during your
          study. All courses have the knowledge of digital built environment
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CAREERS                                                                    STACEY OTENE
The New Zealand construction industry is experiencing                       Ngati Ruanui
unprecedented growth. This has led to acute shortages of                    Bachelor of Construction
construction graduates. The demand for construction graduates is            (Quantity Surveying)
expected to stay strong for many years.                                     Graduated in 2019
                                                                            Quantity Surveyor, Rider Levett
Rapid career progression                                                    Bucknall
There are opportunities in all sectors of the built environment. This       During my time at Massey,
includes new construction and civil projects, building restoration,         I found surrounding myself
earthquake strengthening and insurance valuation.                           with strong individuals
                                                                            encouraged me to do my best and succeed. I became involved in
Wide range of employment                                                    organisations such as Te Waka, Māori@Massey and Pasifika@
Quantity surveyors are typically involved in the feasibility and            Massey which help give students the necessary skills to do well
costing of projects and are also involved in financial control.             during our time at university. These organisations work hard to
    Construction managers are typically involved in all the activities      bring Maori and Pasifika students together to socialise, celebrate
connected to the physical execution of construction projects.               our different cultures and study together.
They ensure that projects are delivered on time, within budget,             The three years I spent studying at Massey University were
at the right quality whilst also keeping with all health and safety         challenging. I found the key was asking for help when you
requirements.                                                               needed it as the lecturers were very supportive. The papers I
    Both disciplines are vital to the successful conclusion of exciting     completed at Massey University were essential to being able to
projects. They could include new commercial buildings, bridges              navigate the measuring software I use every day in my work. The
and motorways, agricultural facilities, or housing estates and              economic and law papers I studied have also assisted with the
the development of waterfront sites. Some graduates are self-               processing of payment schedules.
employed or act as consultants, or work for a contractor.                   During the last semester of my studies I secured a cadetship with
                                                                            Rider Levett Bucknall and when I completed my degree I was
                                                                            employed as a graduate quantity surveyor. There is a wealth of
                                                                            knowledge at RLB and I try to learn as much as possible from the
                                                                            people I work with. It is incredibly rewarding seeing a finished
                                                                            project that I helped to complete, 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
          >   Equivalent to three years of full-time study
          >   Available for international students studying in New Zealand

          Construction Management
          A major of the BConst

          A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                                   could be an advocate for obligations for social and environmental
          > Want to work in construction                                         friendliness in buildings.
          > Are an organised person
          > Like meeting new people and work well in teams                       Digital technology is integral to your learning
                                                                                 Extensive use is made of digital technology during your study
          Manage the buildings of the future                                     as it is embedded across most of your courses. All courses have
          With Massey’s Bachelor of Construction (Construction                   an online teaching component and you can use your tablet or
          Management) you will be able to make your mark on this growing         smartphone to ask or answer questions during lectures. Some
          industry. Most of our students have a cadet position before they       assignments will require you to prepare a video of your work. Core
          have finished their degree.                                            courses for construction management will teach you vital digital
             You’ll learn how to contribute to client needs assessment and       skills such as: Computer Aided Drawing (CAD), computer modelling
          how to offer advice on resolving buildability issues at the design     of buildings (BIM, Augmented and Virtual Reality).
          stage. You’ll plan, schedule, and organise for implementation of
          new builds, refurbishments and conversions. You’ll learn how to        Flexibility
          make sure that things stay on track – financially, quality and time-   You can choose to complete parts of your study in distance mode.
          wise and that you are meeting legal requirements.                      This means that you can continue to study while gaining valuable
             You can follow your passion and create your own niche. For          work experience and starting to earn the excellent salaries that are
          instance you may be interested in sustainable construction, or you     available to you with your qualification.
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KEY FACTS
>   Available at Auckland (Includes block mode teaching)
>   Some courses available via Distance Learning
>   Equivalent to three years of full-time study
>   Available for international students studying in New Zealand

Quantity Surveying
A major of the BConst

A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                                    Digital technology is integral to your learning
> Enjoy applied economics and mathematics                               Extensive use is made of digital technology during your study. It is
> Enjoy working in teams, but you are also comfortable working          embedded across most of your courses. You will use cutting edge
  independently                                                         software for measurement and costing. All courses have an online
> Are interested in a career offering great salaries                    teaching component and you can ask or answer questions during
                                                                        lectures. Core courses in quantity surveying will teach you vital
Make sure the money is there to build the buildings                     digital skills such as: Computer Aided Drawing (CAD), computer
Work on exciting construction projects from start to finish, ensuring   modelling of buildings (BIM, Augmented and Virtual Reality).
they are well managed financially.
   You’ll work on projects from initiation to completion. You’ll be      JADE ALLEN
helping them to stay on track financially. It’s a challenging and         Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying)
interesting role where you’ll be looked to for your problem-solving       Beca Ltd
skills to help the project go to plan.                                    My study experience at Massey was a great mixture of
   Massey’s Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying) will            enjoyment and challenge. It gave me a broad introduction to
teach you all the skills you need to be a sought after quantity           the processes and knowledge required to be successful in the
surveyor.                                                                 construction industry.
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                                                                                  Bachelor of
          KEY FACTS                                                               Engineering
                                                                                  with Honours
          >   Some majors available at Auckland
          >   Some majors available at Manawatū
          >   Equivalent to four years full-time

                                                                                  BE(Hons)
          >   Available for international students studying in
              New Zealand

          A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                                    CAREERS
          > Enjoy building things and solving problems
          > Want to know why things are the way they are                          Engineering is a great career choice
          > Do well in science subjects                                           Worldwide, engineering is recognised as a vital sector in the global
                                                                                  economic performance. More and more graduates are needed to
          Real-world engineering from day one                                     solve the problems challenging humanity.
          Start becoming an engineer from day one of your studies at
          Massey. You’ll learn the skills to make you a sought after employee     Career progression
          in New Zealand and internationally.                                     You may find that your early employment is in the design and
             Every year you work on projects that help our communities and        development of technical projects for industry. However, within
          industry. This gives you a real feel of what engineering involves. It   five years you may well have moved into management in technical,
          will train you to translate your ideas into real solutions, using all   research and development, production, or quality assurance roles.
          the problem-solving skills and underpinning knowledge that you          You could then move to general management, or even choose to
          acquire in the programme.                                               start your own businesses.
                                                                                      Massey’s BE(Hons) assists the transition into the business
          Our distinctiveness                                                     side of engineering, with a focus on business skills as part of
          The project spine - engineering practice coming alive                   the degree. You could also undertake postgraduate degrees after
             Our ‘project spine’ allows you to develop the skills that real       completing a BE(Hons), then work in the research and development
          engineers rely on in practice. You will work in teams to solve real-    sector.
          world problems and develop the skills that distinguish you from the         Massey graduates are sought after by employers for their ability
          rest.                                                                   to be highly productive employees from day one. Massey provides
                                                                                  first-rate support to help you hit the ground running – you’ll stand
          Practical experience                                                    out from the rest. With the BE(Hons) you can work around the
          We want you to have a competitive edge. During your degree you          world.
          spend 800 hours (approximately 5 months) working as engineers
          with companies. That helps you to come out with a broader
          understanding of the industry and some great experiences for your
          CV. You will be ready to start work and be productive from the day
          you graduate.
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PATHWAY TO POSTGRADUATE STUDY                                  TYREL GLASS
Enrol in...                                                     Bachelor of Engineering with Honours,
                                                                First Class Honours in Electronics and
        Bachelor of Engineering with Honours [4 years]
                                                                Computer Engineering
                                                                PhD student
      Postgraduate Diploma                                      When I look back, it’s easy to think ‘how
                                                                did I get here?
                         Master’s degree                        I grew up in Huntly, not exactly the
                                                                technology capital of New Zealand. For me, going to Auckland
                                                                to study engineering was more than a bit daunting. They throw
                                       Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                you in the deep end, there’s a bit of stumbling around, but you
                                                                develop really great skills as a result. Step by step, you just start
CAREERS                                                         developing these skills and that starts to grow your confidence.
Our graduates can work in many industries:                      Massey offers a good practical approach to some of the other
> Food                           > Power and energy             engineering offered around the country. When people ask me
> Pharmaceutical                 > Manufacturing                why engineering, I am always hesitant to say that I was one of
> Petrochemical                  > Consumer products            those kids who was good at understanding how things work, not
> Biotechnology                  > Automotive                   because it isn’t true, but because I think it takes a whole lot of
> Chemical                       > Space technology             different people and mindsets to make good engineers.
> Telecommunications             > Product design and           Now I’m doing my PhD. My research is looking to use lights
> IT and software                   development.                that transmit data to improve indoor GPS. These could be used
                                                                in places like hospitals, airports and train stations where you
Our graduates get jobs around the country and the world as:     need to know where you are going, but it’s just not possible with
> Product design and development engineers                      current technology. There’s just nothing globally on it and we
> Process automation and manufacturing engineers                actually have a phenomenal research cluster in that area at
> Robotics and industrial automation engineers                  Massey. It basically fell out of my undergraduate work and to be
> Project planners and managers                                 at the coalface of something new and cutting-edge is just really
> Research engineers                                            awesome – you make a change and then you see whether it
> Marketing and sales engineers                                 works or not straight away.
> Systems test and quality assurance engineers
> Software/hardware engineers
> Consultants.
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          ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                                    study over summer before your NCEA Level 3 results (or equivalent)
          Only UE (university entrance) is required to be admitted to the       become available in January.
          programme. There are no specific entry requirements for this
          programme. To be successful in your studies we recommend that         I need more English language skills and study to meet
          you have the following:                                               UE, and enter the BE(Hons)
                                                                                Certificate of Foundation Studies
          NCEA                                                                  Suitable if you are wishing to increase your English language skills
          > Mathematics: At least 16 NCEA Level 3 credits in mathematics,       and attain University Entrance. This may be a one or two-semester
            normally including two of the following standards: AS91577          programme depending on your background in maths, physics
            (Algebra), AS91578 (Differentiation), or AS91579 (Integration)      and chemistry. This is then followed by taking the one-semester
          > Physics: At least 16 NCEA Level 3 credits                           Certificate in Science and Technology to get you up to speed in
          > Chemistry (for Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering): At least       maths and physics and/or chemistry.
            14 NCEA level 3 credits
                                                                                I meet the entry requirements but need more English
          Cambridge International Examinations: A Level                         language skills
          > Mathematics: C Grade                                                The 16-week Direct Entry English pathway is suitable for students
          > Physics: C Grade                                                    wishing to increase their English language skills.
          > Chemistry (for Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering): C Grade
                                                                                WHAT TO EXPECT
          International Baccalaureate: 29 Points                                A unique feature of our degree is constant engineering practice
          > Mathematics: 5 points Higher Level                                  through projects. You become technically proficient – you learn
          > Physics: 5 points Higher Level                                      by doing! You also learn to work in teams, develop leadership,
          > Chemistry (for Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering) 5 points        communication and project management skills that employers seek.
            Higher Level
                                                                                Year One
          DO YOU MEET THE ENTRY                                                 Provides underpinning knowledge required for subsequent
          REQUIREMENTS?                                                         years through study of chemistry, mathematics, physics and
                                                                                engineering and technology principles, together with a science and
          I have University Entrance but need more preparation                  sustainability course.
          in one or more of the subjects
          The one-semester Certificate in Science and Technology is for         Year Two
          students who need extra preparation in mathematics, physics or        Delve deeper into the specifics of your major. The strong
          chemistry. These courses can be taken separately (depending on        technical base for learning this year enables you to make more
          your background) or as part of the CertScTech qualification.          difficult engineering or technical decisions. You will help a real
                                                                                New Zealand company develop a concept for a product, and design
          Diploma in Science and Technology                                     and develop a prototype and its manufacturing process for a new
          This is suitable for students who wish to study a wide range of       coffee creamer, or perhaps a new coil winder.
          courses and also keep their options open just in case they change
          their mind and wish to enter another programme. This two-             Year Three
          semester pathway is for students that need extra preparation in       Your programme concentrates on the specialist knowledge unique
          mathematics, physics or chemistry.                                    to each major. In addition, you’ll do a year-long project and rely on
             You can also choose subjects from: biology, programming,           the technical knowledge you’ve built up so far. The project’s focus
          statistics, food, and a range of other sciences subjects.             is on developing either products or processes (depending on your
                                                                                major) that minimize environmental impact and test your ability to
          Summer Compact Courses (Auckland Campus only)                         trade off profit against functionality and social considerations.
          These are intensive courses for students who need extra
          preparation in mathematics, physics or chemistry. You should          Year Four
          only take two introductory subjects. Tuition in each course takes     In your final year we prepare you for your career by imparting
          six weeks and attendance is required during January and early         advanced technical knowledge and working on a capstone project.
          February. These courses can be taken as a Certificate in Science      As well as grappling with advanced technical knowledge, you’ll
          and Technology. If you prefer to study at a slower pace, equivalent   work on a large design project which gets you as close as you will
          preparatory courses are available via Distance Learning for           get during your study to working like a real engineer. You will also
          chemistry, physics or mathematics. If you are completing Year 13      undertake an individual research project in which you will delve
          you should apply for discretionary entrance if you intend to begin    deeper into an engineering problem.
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What our final-year engineering students can do

OUR PROJECTS PUT STUDENTS TO THE TEST. YOU WILL BE UTILISING YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE TO SOLVE
COMPLEX ENGINEERING PROBLEMS

HANDS-FREE SAILING                              ROBOTIC INSPECTION                             SPRAY-DRIED FRUIT
                                                VEHICLE                                        EXTRACT

 CHRISTI ENSLIN Centurion College               MANU LANGE Mahurangi College                  LEO LAI ACG Strathallan, Auckland
  The tiller pilot comes into its own when        Based on a children’s quad-bike, this          New Zealand Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  you are alone, out on the water and             is a versatile remote utility platform. It     (NZP) manufactures pharmaceutical
  need something to hold the sail-boat on         is designed from the ground up to be           and biotechnology products. The project
  course for a few minutes while you reel         used in remote locations for mobile            specifies the best conditions for spray-
  in a fish or just want to prepare a cup of      video surveillance in various terrain and      drying an anthocyanin-rich extract to
  coffee. The pilot uses various sensors          weather.                                       produce a free-flowing powder. Being
  to determine the boat’s heading and             It can be controlled via the ‘Internet of      able to maximise the yield of the extract
  compares it with the desired heading,           things’ over large (global) distances with     from the spray dryer, minimise the loss of
  calculates the error and the rate of            real-time video and sensory feedback.          anthocyanin in the extract, and minimise
  change, and processes this information                                                         the moisture content of the final product
  using a fuzzy logic algorithm. Proportional                                                    is crucial for NZP.
  control is used to adjust the speed
  of the motor which is connected to a
  mechanical reduction gearbox which in
  turn controls the rudder angle.
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DEGREE                                                            2020-Engineering- -Chemical8

                                                                                    RANKED
                                                                                     Engineering Chemical

             

          KEY FACTS
          > Available at Manawatū
          > Prescribed four year programme of full-time study
          > Available for international students studying in New Zealand

          Chemical and Bioprocess
          Engineering
          A major of the BE(Hons)

          A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                                                              In your third year, your study will extend from the study of
          > Have keen interest in science and discovery                                                     engineering and chemical principles to processing applications.
          > Want to learn how to design and implement chemical and                                          These may include bio-separations and reactor technologies.
            bioprocess plants                                                                                   In the fourth year, you will design a major innovative production
          > Want to innovate processing techniques for a sustainable world.                                 process to integrate the various engineering and science skills
                                                                                                            you’ve learned in earlier years of study.
          Meeting world demand
          World economies are strongly based on adding value to raw                                         Follow your interests
          materials through processing, so engineers who specialise in this                                 You can focus on particular processing industry sectors such as
          area are in demand.                                                                               biotechnology, chemical processing, environmental engineering and
             Chemical and bioprocess engineering is the industrial                                          renewable energy.
          processing of raw materials to higher value products through
          combinations of physical, chemical or biochemical action. These                                   CAREERS
          processes can be very diverse. Chemical and bioprocess engineers                                  You can be involved in the design of a whole process, help optimise
          design, optimise and operate these processes. Examples include:                                   existing processes or operate the process itself. Graduates also
          > Fermentation of sugars to alcohol                                                               work in a diverse range of industries including chemical processing,
          > Production of pharmaceutical products                                                           biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, dairy, meat and
          > Extraction of high value compounds                                                              food processing, and environmental engineering. Jobs can include
          > Composting of organic waste                                                                     process engineers, waste water engineers, energy development
          > Conversion of milk solids to dairy ingredients                                                  engineers and many others.
          > Conversion of wood into paper
          > Production of fuels from waste streams.                                                          ADEN FAREH
                                                                                                              Bachelor of Engineering (Hons),
          A focus on innovative approaches                                                                    Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering
          The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Chemical and                                              Process Engineer, WorleyParsons
          Bioprocess Engineering) will equip you with core chemical                                           The demand for engineers is high;
          engineering skills for more traditional industries (oil, gas). But there                            the work is interesting; and the pay
          is also a focus on innovative approaches such as nanotechnologies,                                  is good. It is also worth remembering
          biocatalysts, and clean processing techniques.                                                      that engineers save more lives than
              The first year of study builds a solid platform of science                                      any other professionals (not even
          principles with an engineering context, in common with the other                                    doctors) by providing clean water,
          engineering majors.                                                                                 electricity, and transportation – and who among us can say
              In the second year you will build further on these fundamental                                  that we would have made the same progress were it not for the
          sciences. You’ll also learn about their application to chemical and                                 ingenuity of the engineer?
          bioprocess engineering systems.                                                                     I’m particularly fortunate because I work for a consultancy and
                                                                                                              am exposed to a range of projects.
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                                                                                                                                              DEGREE

KEY FACTS
> Available at Auckland
> Prescribed four year programme of full-time study
> Available for international students studying in
  New Zealand

Electronics and
Computer Engineering
A major of the BE(Hons)

A GOOD FIT IF YOU...                                                  CAREERS
> Are fascinated by how things are designed and                       As an electronics and computer engineering graduate
  programmed                                                          you will be as much at home designing an electronic or
> Are interested in electronics, computers and                        embedded hardware system as working on a large-scale
  communications                                                      distributed software application. Careers include senior
> Want to learn how to design and implement modern                    specialist positions and a variety of management positions
  electronic devices and systems                                      including project leader, programming manager, systems
                                                                      manager, or more general management.
Play a key role in making technology
Studying toward the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours          VICTOR SAVELYEV BE(Hons)
(Electronics and Computer Engineering) will help you play          (Electronics and Computer Engineering)
a key role in the design and manufacture of electronic and         Warehouse Technician, Medifab
computer systems for industrial and every day applications.        “A friend of mine who studied
   The programme will help you become an excellent                 engineering at Massey introduced me to
electronic and computer engineer. You will be multi-               the engineering degree. He told me about
disciplinary, have excellent practical skills and be able to       the assignments he had done and I found
design, develop and manage both software and hardware              myself intrigued by the fantastic projects
projects. You will be capable of working in a team                 and machines he had constructed.
environment and solving problems from the device level to          My class at Massey was like a community – my classmates
networks, communication systems and embedded systems.              felt like brothers and sisters and we pulled each other further.
   Electronic systems sense what is happening in the world         The lecturers were like our employers who provided us with all
around us. Computer systems process this data to extract           they could, so we could produce the best results. In addition to
information, or to control some activity. Virtually every aspect   this, there were opportunities to apply the knowledge to real life
of our lives involves electronic and computer technology.          problems that we faced in our projects.
Computers and smart phones are obvious examples of                 I currently work at Medifab, a medical fabrication company.
electronics and computers in modern day life, however, most        Medifab make complex rehab technology products which enable
electronics and computer systems are hidden.                       people with significant disabilities and medical conditions to deal
   A feature of the engineering programme at Massey is             with their daily physical, functional and cognitive challenges.
that much of our teaching is based in the laboratory – you’ll      My education at Massey University provided me with knowledge
get real hands-on practice. There is also a strong emphasis        that I use every day. I use the same tools I learnt at university
on embedding computing and electronics technologies in             to find information, learn it, and apply it to my job. The most
every-day consumer products and the importance of the user         rewarding part of my job is the fact that when I look at the time,
interface.                                                         and it’s already 6.45pm, I am not thinking ‘finally, I get to go home’.
                                                                   Most nights, my colleagues and I can be found working overtime,
                                                                   not because we have deadlines, but because work does not feel
                                                                   like work!
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