Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management)

3 Years

NorthTec's Bachelor of Applied Science, in partnership with Unitec, is a hands-on course focusing on conservation management.

Complete the final year of the Bachelor of Applied Science with Unitec in Whangārei! 

After successfully completing the Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 6) at NorthTec | Te Pūkenga, you can enrol straight into this Unitec | Te Pūkenga degree in your third year. You will gain comprehensive knowledge of regional, national and global challenges to biodiversity management. Enjoy small classes, plenty of field trips and a friendly atmosphere.

You’ll develop practical skills to monitor ecosystems and analyse, comprehend and evaluate results, understand how to engage appropriate resources for environmental investigation, and learn to critique social, cultural and policy frameworks and their effect on management decisions.

The Environmental Management pathway at NorthTec offers three qualifications in three years:

What will I learn?

This is the next step after the New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 6) and will help you gain advanced knowledge of ecology and environmental management to prepare yourself for a great career. Get actively involved in the protection and restoration of ecosystems.

You will gain:

  • A solid background in ecology, conservation, and environmental management.
  • Vital skills in field techniques, data analysis, problem-solving and critical thinking.
  • The chance to make valuable contacts within your chosen field through work placement and research.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of, and some solutions to, regional, national and global challenges to biodiversity management.
  • The ability to engage appropriate resources for environmental investigation and critique social, cultural and policy frameworks and how they influence management decisions.
  • Practical skills to monitor ecosystems and analyse, comprehend and evaluate results.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Students who have successfully completed the New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 6) or the Diploma in Conservation and Environmental Management at NorthTec with at least a B+ average will be allowed direct entry into this programme. Students will be enrolled on their Programme with Unitec and will be required to complete 120 credits, i.e. the equivalent of one year’s full time study.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language require a minimum IELTS score of 6 with no band lower than 5.5, or NZCEL Level 4 (Academic) are eligible for enrolment at all levels of the NZQF.

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Dates & Bookings

This programme is not open to international students.
Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management)
Whangārei
Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
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November 17, 2023
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Unitec is New Zealand’s largest institute of technology offering a wide range of work-oriented programmes and short courses.

All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and are approximate only - includes GST but excludes the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) levy. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown are for domestic students only. For programmes longer than one academic year in duration, the fees quoted are for the first year. Final study costs depends on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. See our full Terms and conditions.

Additional Information

Career Opportunities

  • Wildlife management
  • Biosecurity officer
  • Restoration ecology
  • Conservation/biodiversity officer
  • Ecology consultant
  • Consent management and monitoring
  • Environmental educator
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Scientist
  • Postgraduate study

About Te Pūkenga

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). From 1 October 2022, all references to NorthTec or Northland Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its NorthTec business division.

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

Key Information for students - Qualification Information from the NZ Government.
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