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01 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
03 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
04 STUDY A DEGREE 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
05 STUDY A 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.
06 STUDY A DEGREE 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.
07 STUDY A 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.
08 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 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.
09 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.
10 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 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.
11 STUDY A DEGREE 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.
12 STUDY A DEGREE 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. .
13 STUDY A DEGREE 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.
14 STUDY A DEGREE 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.
15 STUDY A DEGREE 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.
16 STUDY A DEGREE 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
17 STUDY A DEGREE 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.
18 STUDY A DEGREE 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.
19 STUDY A DEGREE 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.
20 STUDY A DEGREE 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.
21 STUDY A DEGREE 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.
22 STUDY A DEGREE 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.
23 STUDY A DEGREE 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.
24 STUDY A 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.
25 STUDY A 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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