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    2017 PLANNING AHEAD

    Subject Guide for tertiary qualifications

Victoria (Vic), AUT, Unitec, Otago, Massey & Auckland University (UofAk) are only included in this subject guide.  Please check information in other providers’ websites offering comparable courses.

CAREERS

QUALIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDED SUBJECTS

Architecture

Degree (3+2 years)

Auckland University

Victoria University



Unitec

UofAk **GES 230, Portfolio, 16 Level 3 Table A* credits & 16 Level 3 Table B* credits + written statement.

Unitec Degree, portfolio, UE , interview, OR Nat Diploma U35 credits in best 3 L2, 12 credits algebra or trig subjects

Vic Calc/Stats or Physics, Tec, Eng, Creative Arts, DesViComm recommended.

Agri-Commerce

Degree (3 years)

Bio, Chem, Stats

Agri -Science

Degree (3 years)

Bio, Chem, Stats

Arts/Humanities

Degree (3 years)

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

ALL Universities - check individual website

English, Classics, Art History, Music, History, Geography, Languages, Philosophy, Economics or Social Studies, Media Studies all useful background subjects.

Statistics useful in Social Sciences: Politics, Psychology, Sociology etc.

UofAk **GES 150 (Psychology (GES 165)

Aviation

Degree (3 years)

Massey

Calc & Physics highly recommended (Medical & other tests)

*Private flight schools have different requirements*

Business/Commerce

Degree (3 years)

Most Universities

Unitec

Auckland University BCom or BProp



Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus or Statistics

Accounting and Economics desirable but not compulsory.

UofAk 16 L3 credits in Table A and/or B (3 subjects)

Unitec UE

AUT Stats, business + language rich subjects useful

Otago  Recommended Stats, english rich, calc for some

Massey  Mathematics recommended

Vic  Accounting Economics Physics Stats + english rich recommended

Computing/IT

Degree (3 years)

Comp Science

Most Universities

Diploma Polytechnics

Level 3 Calculus or Statistics (Physics useful)

UofAk **GES 165 – 250 depending on major chosen.  BTech 220

Otago Calc and stats + language rich recommended

AUT: **GES 120+, and have one or more subjects from Calculus, Mathematics, Statistics. All other applicants who have met University Entrance will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students who do not have the above background may be directed to take certain papers in their first year.

Massey; Any L3 maths is recommended


Construction

Degree (3 years)

Massey

Either calc (preferred) or stats.

Commercial Music

Degree (3 years) at Massey

Short audition only.

Dental Technology

Degree (3 yrs) Otago

14 cred L3 Chem, L3 Physics, Bio L2 (recommended), Maths + English rich useful

Oral Health

Degree (3 years)

Otago or AUT

Otago 14 credits L3 Biology, English

AUT  Biology, English and PE L3 useful

Dentistry

Degree Otago

Level 3 Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics + one English rich subject

Engineering

Degree (4 years)

Auckland University

Canterbury University

AUT Unitec

Waikato University

Victoria University

Massey University

Level 3 Calculus, Physics.

UofAk **GES 260, 17 ext Level 3 credits in Calculus + 16 Level 3 credits ext  Physics

AUT GES rank score 250 or higher,  18 NCEA level 3 credits in each of Calculus & Physics

Canterbury 18 credits Calc,14 credits physics (14 credits Chem only required for some majors)

Massey Univ 16 credits Calc and Physics, 14 credits Chem(for Chem & Bioprocess major)

Waikato L3  Calc (software), +Physics (Civil), + Chem (BioEng, Environment, Materials majors),

Fine Arts

Art and Design

(Various programmes)

Degree (3-4 years)

Auckland University

Massey Uni Victoria

AUT   MIT   Unitec

Canterbury

AUT DesignLevel 3 Creative Arts* subjects. Portfolio/interview likely to be required.

AUT BVis Arts Classics, Art Des, DigiTech, English, History, History of Art , Media, Painting, Photography , Printmaking.

UofAk  UE + Selected on basis of Portfolio work, written statement and interview likely.

Unitec UE and portfolio

Food Science Nutrition

Degree (3 years)

AUT

Otago & Auckland Uni

AUT Level 3 Biology, Chem, Maths preferred

Massey Univ  see Food technology below

UoAk Chem, Bio, Physics useful, Maths GES 200

Food Technology (Hons)

Degree (4 years)

Massey University

Massey Univ 16 L3 credits Physics, 16 L3 credits Calculus, 14 credits L3 Chemistry

*Creative Arts subjects leading to a portfolio & include Photography, Design and Visual Communication (Graphics), Painting, Art Design, Printmaking and Media studies.

CAREERS

QUALIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDED SUBJECTS

Hospitality -Management & Tourism

Degree (3 years)

AUT and other tertiary institutes

UE in any subjects.  Tourism and Food Tech useful.

Journalism/Media/

Communications

Degree (3 years)

AUT (Communication)

Massey Uni  Unitec

NZ School Broadcasting

Preferred entry: Preference will be given to applicants who have completed Year 13 with: • NCEA: A rank score of 180 or higher, with 14 credits in each of two subjects from Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, History of Art, Media Studies, Social Studies, Te Reo Māori or Te Reo Rangatira.More here http://goo.gl/a58Xin

Law

Degree (4 years)

Most Universities

Level 3 English and related subjects e.g. History, Classics, Geography, Economics.  Law requires v good language skills

AUT Preference will be given to applicants who have completed Year 13 with the highest rank scores.

Medical Laboratory Science**

Degree (4 years)

AUT

Otago Uni (BHSc)

AUT 14 Level 3 credits in each of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics

Otago Level 3 Biology, Chemistry, Maths

Medical Imaging**

Degree (3 years)

Unitec

UE, 12 L3 credits in each of Maths, English and one Science  First Aid Cert (Health) and 12 L3 credits in Maths, a science and english.  

Medical Radiation Therapy

Degree (3 years)

Otago Uni (Wellington)

Must complete ONE of these at Level 3 (minimum 16 credits): English, Te Reo or Rangatira, Classics, History, Geography, Art History  AND one  Maths (Stats or Calc)  AND either Physics or Biology.

Final admission is subject to confirmation of NCEA Level 3 results. Applicants are initially considered based on NCEA Level 2 performance and subjects taken for NCEA Level 3.

Health Science (2ndyear Medicine)

Degree (6 years)

Otago University

Auckland University

AUT

Otago Level 3 Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths, English rich recommended

UofA (GES 280 Biomed) or (GES 250 BHSc) with  min 18 credits in one Table A & Table B subject

AUT Refer to discipline: http://www.aut.ac.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/613166/2017-Career-Advisor-Guide.pdf

Music

Degree (3 years)

Programmes vary with different Tertiary orgs

Level 2 & 3 Music GES 150 for Composition at UofA

Academic as well as performance skills required.

UE + audition

Nursing**

Degree (3 years)

Auckland University

AUT

Unitec (check websites)

MIT and other Polytechs

UofAk **GES 230, 18 Level 3 credits Table A and 18 Level 3 credits in Biology or Chemistry or Physics

AUT Highest rank scores and/or other relevant accomplishments. Interview. One of Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geo, Health Ed, History, Art History, Med Studies, Soci Studies or Te Reo Māori or Te Reo Rangatira and at least One L3 Science or L3 Maths UNITEC: 14+ credits in any L2 science.Massey 14+ credits in one of L3 Bio, Chem or Physic

Optometry

Degree (5 years total)

Auckland University

UofAuck 1st year BSc Biomedical Science Intermediate year. (GES 280) One English rich preferred, Maths and three Sciences.

Performing Arts

Auckland Bachelor of Dance Studies

Unitec Bachelor ofPerf’ming  & Screen Arts

(Contemporary Dance/ Acting/ Directing & Writing/ Screen Arts)

UofA  Dance  UE, CV interview, audition may be required. L2, L3 Dance recommended.

Unitec  L2,3 Drama Interview/audition and

UE, medical  L3 Performing Arts Technology useful

Unitec Dip/Cert Perform Tech

Otago BPA

Pharmacy (domestic students only)

Degree (4 years + 1 year internship)

Auckland University

Otago Uni (BHSc 1st yr)

Otago Level 3 Biology, Chemistry

Maths, Physics +English rich useful

UofAk  Entry via First year Bachelor Health Science( see requirements), interview

Physical Education

Degree (4 years)

AUT   Unitec

Auckland (Sec teaching)

Otago University

UofA GES 150 / interview

Otago L3  Biology, English, PE (Chem & Physics may help)

AUT 14 Level 3 credits in Health or PE or Maths or a Science.  English L2 required.


CAREERS

QUALIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDED SUBJECTS

Physiotherapy**

Degree (4 years)

AUT

Otago University (BHSc)

Otago  Level 3 Biology, Chemistry &  Physics + English rich

AUT UE, Min 56 Level 3 credits in 3 approved subjects

Urban Planning

Degree (4 years)

Auckland University

Level 3 Geography useful, written statement, interview

UofAk **GES 230

Science

Degree (3 years)

All universities (check websites)


Level 3 Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, geography… (varies with type of Science degree)

UofAk  **GES 165-280  (check website for recommended subjects for majors)

Social Work**

Degree (4 years)

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Massey University

Auckland University

Canterbury Uni and Otago

Level 3 Arts or Social Science subjects

UofAk **GES 150 Interview likely

Referees reports.

Massey UE

Speech and Language Therapy

Degree (4 years)

Massey University

Canterbury Uni(check website)

Massey Univ 14 Level 3 credits in English, 16 Level 3 credits in Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Science or Maths


Sport & Exercise **

Sports & Recreation or Sport & Leisure

BSc - Sports Science (Auck)



Degree level programmes

AUT   Auckland University BPhysEd

(Science degree)

Canterbury Massey

Waikato Otago (Sports & Exercise Nutrition BAppSc) PhysEd

AUT 14 Level3 credits from one of Health, PE, Maths or Sciences.

Interview may be required.

UofAk **GES 180 Level 3

Otago Uni L2 Bio, Chem, Maths, and  PE desirable

Surveying

Surveying Degree (4 years)

Otago University

Unitec (Diploma level land surveying

Otago Level 3 Calc & Physics highly recommended as well as a writing subject.

Unitec a minimum total of 48 NCEA credits at level 2 in four subjects, including at least 12 credits in Mathematics (in Algebra, Calculus and Trigonometry)

Quantity Surveying


Quantity Surveying

Massey (3 year)

Unitec (2 year)

Massey UE, L3 Maths str recommended & Physics rec

Unitec have at least 12 credits at NCEA level 2 in Mathematics and UE


Education /Teaching**

Degree (3-4 years)

Check websites (not at Massey)

Level 3 English & approved subjects. Interview referees reports.

UofAk **GES 150 + interview

BPhysEd Otago and Auck

Veterinary Science

Degree (5 years)

Massey(Vet SciYr1)

Massey Univ  Level 3 Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Stats & 1 Eng rich

Veterinary Tech

Massey (3 years)

Massey L3 Chem, Bio and a Maths

Vet Nursing and

Bachelor Animal Man’g’t & Welfare

Diploma (2 years)

Unitec

Unitec Dip in Vet Nursing – 60 Level 2 credits in best 4 subjects.

Level 3 Maths, Biology, English

UE for Animal Welfare degree

Bachelor of Aviation

Massey (Manawatu)

Or Private Flying schools

L3 Physics and Calculus, English, Navigation, Class 1 Med Cert, aptitude, simulator assessment, interview, written tasks.

Contact enrolments@ private flying schools eg Ardmore

**Reference checks and police clearance may be required.

List of University approved subjects is available here


Degree Entrance Requirements

1.  Auckland University 2017

http://www.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/ae-national-certificate-of-educational-achievement

In addition to achieving university entrance, some undergraduate programmes require you to have taken specific subjects and gained minimum credits in certain subjects. Some programmes requirements include a portfolio, audition and/or interview.

The above link shows the rank scores  (Guaranteed Entry Scores GES) required for guaranteed entry in 2017, specific subject and credit requirements and any other requirements you need for admission and selection into the University of Auckland’s undergraduate programmes.

For programmes referring to Table A and/or Table B, use the table below.

TABLE A and TABLE B SUBJECTS (Auckland University Only)

Table A

Table B

Classical Studies

English

Geography

History

History of Art

Te Reo Maori OR Te Reo Rangatira

Accounting

Biology

Chemistry

Economics

Calculus

Statistics

Mathematics*

Physics

*Maths cannot be used with Stats or Calculus. From 2018 Digital technology will be in Table B

2.  AUT Entry Requirements  

Refer to the Programme Guides here

3.    Unitec Entry requirements

http://www.unitec.ac.nz/career-and-study-options

(Please note that Unitec has many other certificate and diploma courses with Level 1 and level 2 entry requirements).

Additional Notes

Trades for Unitec - Plumbing 12 credits L1 English required.  L2 Maths and Physics are both recommended.  Electrical - L2 maths recommended, Hard Tech

Unitec have a wide range of Certificates, Diplomas and degrees in Automotive Technology, Building Technology, Construction, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, furniture and Cabinet-making, Plumbing and gas-fitting, Welding and fabrication.

Other careers not included on this list include podiatry (AUT), osteopathy (Unitec), occupational therapy (Wintec and AUT) health promotion (AUT /Auck Uni), psychology, theology, paramedic (AUT), midwifery, marine sciences/surveying.

MIT has these and other trades including marine engineering, logistics etc here http://www.manukau.ac.nz/programmes/areas-of-study.

Health Careers –Health workers and educators, therapists and health areas.

Technology Careers – designer, technologist, all trades, technical jobs, people who work with materials (wood, clothing and textiles, metal) etc.

It is important to note that not all jobs require a bachelor’s degrees and students should feel encouraged to look at the option of studying for a two year diploma or one year certificate course.  In some cases, a diploma may lead to a reasonable job or even further study towards a degree (at Unitec).

While the information contained within this document has been checked, we cannot guarantee that it is correct, complete, or up-to-date.  Courses and entry requirements change and we recommend you check the relevant website for the most current information:

http://www.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/   http://www.victoria.ac.nz/home/    www.lincoln.ac.nz

http://www.massey.ac.nz/           http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/

http://www.waikato.ac.nz/           http://www.otago.ac.nz


Where to study different majors and degrees

Go To ‘No Major Drama’ http://www.nomajordrama.co.nz/

Calculating GUARANTEED ENTRY SCORE (GES) used at Universities

 Students’ rank score will be based on their 80 best credits in University Entrance approved subjects at Level 3 or higher.  ·You can use credits up to a maximum of 5 approved subjects.

The rank score will be calculated by awarding points as follows:

Excellence  = 4 points

Merit  = 3 points

Achieved = 2 points

Example of Student A Ranked Score calculation

Approved subject (best 24 credits per subject – 5 approved subjects)

Excellence credits

Merit credits

Achieved credits

Rank Score


English

8

6

6



History

-

6

10



Statistics and Modelling

4

4

16



Geography

-

10

10



French

-

-

24



Subtotals

12

26

66



Best 80 credits

12

26

42 (can only count 42/66)

Rank Score

Calculate points

48 pts (12 x 4)

78 pts (26 x 3)

84 pts (42 x 2)

210 pts


Guideline for Career Research

Begin by researching the types of jobs you might want to do in the future.  Look up the Careers website www.careers.govt.nz/jobsdatabase and research  the qualification needed under “How to enter the job”

Example below shows “How to Enter the Job”   for an ‘architect’ showing Bachelor of Architectural Studies…under  “Entry Requirements”


General Advice

If you are not ready to make a decision about your future career then try to narrow your choices to an area of work for your consideration.  Keep your options open as you may change your mind about your plans.

Furthermore, you may not gain entry into your chosen subject at a higher level unless you have met pre-requisites.   You need to discuss the pre-requisites with your HOD for the higher levels of study in their subject.  A few senior subjects can be taken at a higher level without previously being studied.

If you are undecided, then you can talk to your career counsellor.  If you need ideas about jobs then  try the Subject Matcher tool below on the Careers website    http://www.careers.govt.nz/tools/subject-matcher/

Have you completed “Career Quest” (Yr 9-11) or “Career Voyage NZ” (Yr 11-12)  career self-assessment tool?  If not then make an appointment with the Careers Staff in Waiora. Email us onwallacek@wsc.school.nz or careers@wsc.school.nz or rulandm@wsc.school.nz

2017 PLANNING AHEAD – CHOOSING YOUR SUBJECTS FOR Tertiary Study

Begin by researching the types of jobs you might want to do in the future..  Look up the Careers website www.careers.govt.nz/jobsdatabase and research  the qualification needed under “How to enter the job”

Example below shows “How to Enter the Job”   for an ‘architect’ showing Bachelor of Architectural Studies…under  “Entry Requirements”

 

Check ‘subjects’ and ‘personal requirements’ here OR use the ‘WSC Subject Guide’ ( Careers Intranet for online copy with easy links to web

After reading about jobs you are interested in, read this subject guide overleaf for the suggested subjects.

General Advice

If you are not ready to make a decision about your future career then try to narrow your choices to an area of work for your consideration.  Keep your options open as you may change your mind about your plans.

Furthermore, you may not gain entry into your chosen subject at a higher level unless you have met pre-requisites.   You need to discuss the pre-requisites with your subject teachers for the higher levels of study in their subject.  Only a few senior subjects can be taken at a higher level without previously being studied.

If you are undecided, then you can talk to your career counsellor.  If you need ideas about jobs then  try the Subject Matcher tool below on the Careers website    http://www.careers.govt.nz/tools/subject-matcher/

Have you completed “Career Quest” (Yr 9-11) or “Career Voyage NZ” (Yr 11-12)  career self-assessment tool?  If not then make an appointment with the Careers Staff. Email us careers@wsc.school.nz