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Postgraduate Diploma in Analytical Science
This programme can be taken from anywhere in New Zealand with our distance delivery which participants say is more personal than much in-person delivery.
Credits
120
Level
8

This programme includes practical experience in a testing or research laboratory.  Often this is the laboratory in which the participant is employed.   However, in other cases, we may arrange a placement for the participant.

This programme includes three modules.

  • SCI701 (30 credits, Level 7)
  • SCI801 (60 credits, Level 8)
  • SCI802 (30 credits, Level 8)
Who for
This programme is for people wanting to explore measurement uncertainty, lab quality systems, and procedure changes.
Fees

Total for programme:

International: NZ$30,100

Domestic (standard): $6000

Domestic (discounted*): nil

*Discounted available when participant has placement with a laboratory which does not charge us a fee for accepting the placement.  This is typically when the participant is an employee of the laboratory.

For additional financial information, including scholarship information click here .

We lend

We lend the following to participants without any extra charge.  We pay the courier charges when the items are sent to the participant and when the participant returns the items.

Official printed copy of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.

If needed, we can lend a laptop.

Indicative content

Measurement uncertainty

Laboratory quality systems

Analytical procedure changes

Learning outcome(s)

People successfully completing this programmes will be able to...

...perform a range of advanced technical skills proficiently, using theoretical knowledge appropriately.

...analyse and make decisions regarding uncertainty.

...analyse analytical work in terms of quality systems.

...critically evaluate possible changes to analytical procedures.

Assessment types

For an explanation about the nature of the following assessments please click here.

Assignment

Verbal follow-up

Slide show session

Attestation

Entry requirements

Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of and general suitability for the programme determined by Real World Education's pre-entry process, and meet any one of the three numbered criteria below:

Criterion 1:

Be a domestic applicant that holds a relevant degree at least equivalent to a New Zealand BSc, and either of the following:

  • has at least one year of relevant professional laboratory experience, or

  • supplied evidence of key practical skills in the area of specialisation that are typical of someone with one year of relevant professional laboratory experience.

 

Criterion 2:

Be a domestic applicant that meets all of the following:

  • holds a relevant tertiary qualification,

  • has at least five years of relevant laboratory experience, and

  • has at least one year of laboratory experience that is significantly more advanced than would be typical of an employee in the first year of employment.

 

Criterion 3:

Be an international applicant that meets all of the following:

  • holds a relevant degree at least equivalent to a New Zealand BSc,

  • has at least one year of relevant professional laboratory experience, and

  • has a current IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or better with no less than 6.0 in writing and reading, and no less than 6.5 in speaking and listening (or evidence of equivalent English proficiency based on other NZQA approved tests)

Intakes

The dates given below are for the first module (SCI701) only.  Other modules follow successful completion of that module.

OF THOSE LISTED BELOW, ONLY INTAKE 701-33 IS OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

Intake 701-31
20 February 2023 - 19 August 2023
First task (approximately 25% of module) must be completed before 06 April 2023.

Intake 701-32
20 March 2023 - 19 September 2023
First task (approximately 25% of module) must be completed before 06 May 2023.

Intake 701-33
20 March 2023 - 28 May 2023
First task (approximately 25% of module) must be completed before 10 April 2023.

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