Graduate Diploma in Science and Technology

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Entry requirements

To enter the programme you will need to have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent; or have been admitted to the qualification on the basis of equivalent relevant professional experience. You may be expected to have the relevant background to meet prerequisite requirements for courses that you wish to include in your programme of study. Courses taken for prerequisite purposes only may be taken in a Certificate in Science and Technology.

Please note that from 2017 the Graduate Diploma in Science has been renamed the Graduate Diploma in Science and Technology. Students who have previously been enrolled in the GDipSc please see transition information below.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.


If you are commencing study towards the Graduate Diploma in Science and Technology on or after the 1st January 2017 you must satisfy the requirements in these regulations.

All students who commenced study towards the Graduate Diploma in Science prior to the 1st January 2017 must complete the Graduate Diploma in Science under the 2016 regulations, this is subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in Part 1 regulations.  These transition arrangements expire on 31st December 2018.

Planning your programme

Graduate Diploma in Science and Technology structure

You will follow a flexible course of study, which will consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising courses from the Schedule, including at least 75 credits at 300-level or higher.

The Graduate Diploma in Science and Technology is not awarded with an endorsement.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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