Bachelor Degrees in New Zealand

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Ranked by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's Programme for International Student Assessment, New Zealand's education system ranks the seventh best in the world. Whether in a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Sport and Recreation, Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Dance Studies, students can be sure they will learn the essential knowledge and skills at a school in New Zealand to prepare them for success in their professional careers or further education.

Bachelor degrees are conferred upon graduates after three to four years of study at any of over 33 universities, colleges, polytechnics and private institutions across the islands. The University of Aukland is the highest internationally ranked academic institution in New Zealand, hosting approximately 39,000 students. The Victoria University of Wellington, the University of Otago and the Auckland University of Technology also offer a range of Bachelor programs for students in New Zealand. Tuition costs and added fees depend on the university, program and the student applying, with national New Zealanders' fees being subsidized by the government.

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Bachelor of Information Sciences

Auckland Wise Institute - AWI
Campus Full time March 2018 New Zealand Auckland

The Massey College of Sciences has agreed to staircase students who have completed the full time one year, 120-credit, New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology, Technical Support Level 5 from the AWI International Education Group into the Bachelor of Information Sciences based on the policy covered below. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. The Massey College of Sciences has agreed to staircase students who have completed the full time one year, 120-credit, New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology, Technical Support Level 5 from the AWI International Education Group into the Bachelor of Information Sciences based on the policy covered below. Students who have completed the New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology, Technical Support Level 5 from AWI will gain entry to the Bachelor of Information Sciences. Sixty (60) credits for a completed New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology, Technical Support Level 5 from AWI will be granted towards the Bachelor of Information Sciences as follows: 157.150 Management Information Systems 158.100 Computer Applications and the Information Age 158.120 Fundamentals of Information Technology 247.177 Written Communication for Information Sciences Students applying for credit must supply an AWI transcript for confirmation purposes. Credit can be provided for some of the courses passed towards an incomplete New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology, Technical Support Level 5. This is assessed on a case by case basis. Credit will not be granted for New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology, Technical Support Level 5 courses passed subsequent to the student enrolling in the Bachelor of Information Sciences. Students must present evidence of having completed the New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology, Technical Support Level 5 with AWI when they apply for credit on entry to the Bachelor of Information Sciences. [-]

Bachelor of Business Studies

Auckland Wise Institute - AWI
Campus Full time March 2018 New Zealand Auckland

The Massey Business School has agreed to staircase students who have completed the full-time one-year, 120-credit equivalent, New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) Level 5 from the AWI International Education Group (AWI) into the Bachelor of Business Studies based on the policy covered in points 1-5 below. [+]

The Massey Business School has agreed to staircase students who have completed the full-time one-year, 120-credit equivalent, New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) Level 5 from the AWI International Education Group (AWI) into the Bachelor of Business Studies based on the policy covered in points 1-5 below. Students who do not have a university entrance qualification, which includes literacy and numeracy requirements as set out by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), will gain entry to the Bachelor of Business Studies programme at Massey University on the following bases: Students who have completed the New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 5 from AWI will gain entry to the Bachelor of Business Studies. Sixty (60) credits for a completed New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 5 will be granted towards the Bachelor of Business Studies as follows: 115.108 Organisations and Management (15 credits) and 45 credits (unspecified) at the 100-level.Students applying for credit on the basis of having completed the New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 5 with AWI should supply a NZQA transcript for confirmation purposes. No credit will be provided for an incomplete New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 5 Credit will not be granted for New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 5 courses passed subsequent to the student enrolling in a Massey University Bachelor of Business Studies degree programme. Students must present evidence of having completed the New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 5 with AWI prior to entering Massey University when they apply for credit... [-]

Bachelor of Social Work

Massey University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 4 years March 2018 New Zealand Auckland Palmerston North + 2 more

Massey boasts the best, the biggest and the longest-serving (since 1976) four-year Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree in the country. And our highly sought-after, internationally recognised degree guarantees you a lifelong career that can take you across the country and around the world to countries such as Canada, Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong and the United States. Just to name a few. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Massey boasts the best, the biggest and the longest-serving (since 1976) four-year Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree in the country. And our highly sought-after, internationally recognised degree guarantees you a lifelong career that can take you across the country and around the world to countries such as Canada, Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong and the United States. Just to name a few. Eight more compelling reasons to study social work at Massey More than 90% of Massey social work graduates find employment within six months of earning their degree Your degree is recognised by the NZ Social Work Registration Board, so you can immediately apply for provisional registration Massey graduates make up the largest number of highly qualified social workers in the country Social work is a growth industry - with 4,000 registered social workers in NZ, the government needs more Massey is the only university in New Zealand where you can study for your degree through distance learning We guarantee you a national network of hands-on field experience and work placements for our Year 3 and 4 students Whether you choose to study with us by distance from halfway around the world or face-to-face on campus, you will benefit from the widest range of university courses in social work and social policy in New Zealand. We combine both theory and practice (including the only university course on Maori development), taught by highly qualified staff - all experts in their fields and... [-]

Bachelor of Design (Hons)

Massey University
Online Full time 4 years March 2018 New Zealand Wellington

Fashion design, Industrial design, Photography, Spatial design, Textile design, Visual Communication design: study it all in Wellington, New Zealand. Massey’s College of Creative Arts is the only university in Australasia to be ranked by the global Red Dot design agency and the US National Association of Schools of Art and Design. [+]

Fashion design, Industrial design, Photography, Spatial design, Textile design, Visual Communication design: study it all in Wellington, New Zealand. Massey’s College of Creative Arts is the only university in Australasia to be ranked by the global Red Dot design agency and the US National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Core studio courses You must enrol in four. Each course runs for an intensive six weeks. Your options are: 198.157 Object (required for Industrial Design major) 212.157 Dress (required for Fashion Design major) 213.157 Art Lab (either this, or Art Place, required for BFA) 213.158 Art Place (either this, or Art Lab, required for BFA) 221.157 Lens (required for Photography major) 222.157 Screen (either this, or Type, required for Visual Communication Design major) 222.158 Type (either this, or Screen, required for Visual Communication Design major) 223.157 Material (required for Textile Design major) 224.157 Space (required for Spatial Design major) Critical & Contextual Studies courses These are compulsory. You must enrol in both: 237.130 Communication in Creative Cultures 237.131 Conversations in Creative Cultures Elective courses Your choice of two courses from a wide range, covering topics in art, design, creative media, creative writing, expressive arts, business, marketing, communication and beyond. Bachelor of Design with Honours structure The Bachelor of Design with Honours is the best preparation for becoming a well-rounded designer, whatever your chosen field of practice. Regardless of what major you choose, your degree has the same basic structure: Year One: fundamental design skills & principles Studio courses in... [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Design

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 New Zealand Auckland

Whitecliffe Graphic Design graduates are thinking practitioners with an understanding of both contemporary practice and traditional mythologies of the sphere of Graphic Design. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design Whitecliffe Graphic Design graduates are thinking practitioners with an understanding of both contemporary practice and traditional mythologies of the sphere of Graphic Design. Their broad technical skills mean they are well equipped to explore and articulate a diverse range of visual outcomes for design projects, making them highly sought after by the industry.

The Whitecliffe programme prepares students for a life-long career in Graphic Design, an industry that offers a broad range of creative and commercial possibilities.Your favourite magazine, beautiful books, functional maps and signage systems, movie credits, the latest company brands and packaging - everywhere you turn, you see the work of a graphic designer. Our students explore how to communicate visual messages to the world - to use their conceptual and visual skills to inform, persuade and educate. Whitecliffe students also graduate with a broad range of technical skills so they are well equipped to explore and articulate a diverse range of visual outcomes for design projects, making them highly sought after by the industry. BFA Year One Year One students begin by engaging in a broad range of art and design projects that introduce them to the fundamental processes, theories and practice of being a tertiary level visual-art student. In the second half of the year students pick a major area of study. In the Graphic Design major students engage in projects that introduce them to the fundamental processes, history, mythologies and practices of... [-]

Bachelor in Fashion Design

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 New Zealand Auckland

Whitecliffe Fashion Design graduates think creatively, take risks, and have a high level of industry standard technical skill. They are innovators with a personal vision who build careers as highly respected professionals within the fashion industry. [+]

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design Whitecliffe Fashion Design graduates think creatively, take risks, and have a high level of industry standard technical skill. They are innovators with a personal vision who build careers as highly respected professionals within the fashion industry.

Fashion Design is an influential and creative medium offering a dynamic means of personal expression. Fashion is fast to react to global socio-economic and cultural events and represents contemporary concerns of the designer and the wearer, as well as providing a dialogue between the past and the present. The Whitecliffe Fashion Design major encourages students to challenge the traditional boundaries of fashion and to foster their creativity while developing high levels of experimentation and technical skills. What To Expect Whitecliffe’s Fashion Design major encourages you to challenge ideas, re-examine boundaries and foster creativity while experimenting and developing the strong technical skills required for a future in the fashion industry. The Fashion Design major focuses on design development and research, pattern drafting and garment construction. Industry targeted workshops include fashion technology, pattern drafting, and garment construction, design and concept development, tailoring and fabric manipulation techniques. Studio practice is complemented by courses in fashion history, theory, illustration, and professional practices. Classes are small and provide a nurturing learning environment with a strong focus on individual students. BFA Year Two Year Two students can choose a specialist area to work in, such as women’s wear or men’s wear within an overall framework of both historical and contemporary investigation and... [-]

Bachelor in Photo Media

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
Campus Full time March 2018 New Zealand Auckland

Whitecliffe Photo Media graduates are articulate, technically skilled and creative image-makers. They have a good understanding of industry standards and a strong belief in their ability to communicate effectively in the contemporary environment. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Bachelor in Photo Media Whitecliffe Photo Media graduates are articulate, technically skilled and creative image-makers. They have a good understanding of industry standards and a strong belief in their ability to communicate effectively in the contemporary environment.

Photography and other lens-based media are integral to many top contemporary artists' practices both nationally and internationally. The Photo Media major at Whitecliffe College focuses on both technical and conceptual learning in order that students can fully engage with this challenging medium. The program is committed to an understanding of both analogue and digital media as well as an engagement with photographic art history and contemporary critical thinking. What to expect The Photo Media course focuses on contemporary fine art photographic practice, its formal visual language and the theory and debate surrounding photography today. The course is underpinned by teaching the necessary skills, techniques, and methodologies to foster students' creative, practical, and contextual development. The emergence of an artistic practice through a variety of creative media is an integral part of the photo media major at Whitecliffe and students develop their creative potential while gaining skills and an understanding of professional practice applicable to the photographic industry. The delivery of technical instruction and an understanding of professional practices in areas such as intellectual copyright ensure graduating students have currency in the commercial environment. Facilities Each student is provided with his or her own studio space and is encouraged to develop a practice that utilises this facility effectively.... [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
Campus Full time March 2018 New Zealand Auckland

Whitecliffe Fine Arts graduates create compelling and powerful visual expressions of their ideas. By understanding and operating within the ever-expanding field of visual art, they learn to adapt quickly, think critically, and take a lead in shaping contemporary culture. [+]

Bachelor of Fine Arts Whitecliffe Fine Arts graduates create compelling and powerful visual expressions of their ideas. By understanding and operating within the ever-expanding field of visual art, they learn to adapt quickly, think critically, and take a lead in shaping contemporary culture.

The development of a sustainable art practice through a variety of creative media is the cornerstone of Fine Arts study at Whitecliffe. Students explore traditional and contemporary materials, techniques and approaches in relation to their projects. Each student's understanding of theoretical and visual issues is developed and challenged in order to help them position their work in relation to relevant national and international art. Exploration Fine Arts students develop skills and experience with painting, printmaking, photography, video, digital media and spatial installation. From entering the Fine Arts major in year two, students respond to set assignments which develop formal and conceptual skills while leaving latitude for individual thematic interpretation. As students progress they are encouraged to reflect upon the strengths of their work and develop their own creative voice. This process enables them to have an increasing hand in the development of their own programmes of study while remaining under the close supervision of lecturers. Students majoring in Fine Arts they are mainly situated St Georges Bay Road Studios and are assigned their own studio facilities with access seven days a week. In addition to receiving regular feedback on their work throughout the course (sometimes from external sources), students must stage assessment exhibitions within their studios... [-]

Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2018 New Zealand Marlborough + 1 more

The Marlborough region has over 100 wineries, more than 550 independent growers and 77% of New Zealand's total wine production. NMIT has been delivering these programmes since 1991. You will gain an in-depth, professional degree covering both growing grapes (viticulture) and winemaking. It includes a six-week practical vintage, vineyard experience and a final year research project. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Our Viticulture and Winemaking programmes are based in Marlborough, New Zealand's largest viticulture and wine production region. The Marlborough region has over 100 wineries, more than 550 independent growers and 77% of New Zealand's total wine production. NMIT has been delivering these programmes since 1991. You will gain an in-depth, professional degree covering both growing grapes (viticulture) and winemaking. It includes a six-week practical vintage, vineyard experience and a final year research project. You will be taught by well qualified, industry experienced staff and Plant and Food Research scientists. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to work in the industry because the programme was developed in consultation with key industry players including Pernod Ricard, Indevin, Wither Hills, WaterForce, Wine Marlborough and Plant and Food Research. The Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking is suitable for you whether you are a high school graduate, you are wishing to change careers, or you are currently working in the wine industry and want to gain a qualification while in your existing employment. You can study full, part time or online. If you want to study online, you must be working in industry and need to complete residential schools in Marlborough for 5 courses (4-5 days each) over the degree. Online students communicate with tutors via moodle, SKYPE and online forums. See our level 5 and 6 courses below. These courses are the compulsory courses that make up the degree. In your last year at level... [-]

Bachelor of Aquaculture and Marine Conservation

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2018 New Zealand Nelson + 1 more

This programme will provide you with specialist knowledge, as well as technical and practical skills relating to aquaculture. [+]

This programme will provide you with specialist knowledge, as well as technical and practical skills relating to aquaculture. On average you will go on one field trip a week, take part in at least three different work placements and complete applied research projects. The programme was designed with industry so you will graduate not only with the practical skills and knowledge in aquatic ecology and marine conservation biology but also communication and operations management skills so you can make an immediate contribution to the aquaculture industry whether locally, nationally or internationally. The programme provides you with flexibility through elective study options to choose the area, such as marine conservation or business, that you would like to study. You will also be learning in the region where the majority of New Zealand aquaculture produce is grown. It is the leading producer of farmed GreenshellTM Mussels, King Salmon and Pacific Oysters in the world. The Nelson area is also a major hub of research in this field. The programme brings together the knowledge and expertise of Nelson and Marlborough aquaculture industry members as well as the Nelson scientific community to provide you with an informative and dynamic learning environment. See our level 5 and 6 courses below. These courses are the compulsory courses that make up the degree. In your last year at level 7 you will have an opportunity to choose electives. Career opportunities & pathways On completion of your degree you can get employment in Aquaculture in business management, production... [-]

Bachelor of Arts and Media

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 years July 2017 New Zealand Nelson + 1 more

Our Bachelor of Arts and Media programme will provide you with the fundamental skills to move into personal practice or a variety of careers within the arts, design and media industries, or to pursue further study. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Study art and design in the creative hub of Nelson. Based in a region blessed with stunning natural landscapes and an abundance of sunshine hours, you'll be able to draw on the same creative influences that have attracted more than 350 practicing artists and designers to the region. Our Bachelor of Arts and Media programme will provide you with the fundamental skills to move into personal practice or a variety of careers within the arts, design and media industries, or to pursue further study. You'll develop the ability to generate innovative ideas and design solutions grounded in academic and technical excellence, effective use of visual language and extensive specialist knowledge in 2-D and 3-D design including painting, graphic design, animation, photography, digital video, illustration and jewellery. The studio courses offered in the degree are flexible enough to enable you to follow your own interests and directions. You have the option to select your own pathway so you can specialise in the subject that most suits your career aspirations. Entry requirements Academic Requirements http://www.nmit.ac.nz/study/applying/entry-requirements/ [-]

Bachelor of Information Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 years July 2017 New Zealand Nelson + 1 more

This programme focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of computers and their application in business and industry and provides entry to postgraduate study. [+]

A professional degree that will prepare you for the workforce in a range of information technology related jobs. This programme focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of computers and their application in business and industry and provides entry to postgraduate study. Supportive study environment We offer students a comfortable and non-threatening learning environment. We are proud of the achievements of our students and our graduates. We know that our programmes will challenge you, but that you will feel supported by us and excited about your future once you decide to study with us. Range of specialisms In your second and third year, choose to specialise in networking, information systems or software and web development. Applied learning focus Our teaching staff have extensive experience, combined with excellent academic backgrounds and strong links with the professions, while our qualifications have a strong practical and applied focus. Bring your own device (BYOD) You are required to have your own laptop with these minimum specifications. The minimum specifications are: Windows 8.1 operating system Intel i5 or AMD A8 processor 8GB of memory 500GB+ hard drive 1Gbps Ethernet port 802.11n wireless Discrete graphics are not mandatory but are strongly suggested as there are several aspects of the degree which can require considerable graphics power. Suggested specifications for graphics processing are: Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better OR ATI Radeon 9500 or better OR Intel 945 chipset Recommended: NVIDIA Graphics cards 9000 Series: 9600, 9800 200 Series: 275 GTX, 295 GTX OR ATI Graphics Cards... [-]

Bachelor of Commerce

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 years March 2018 New Zealand Nelson Marlborough Auckland + 3 more

The Bachelor of Commerce programme is a blend of both theoretical and practical, with an emphasis on applied knowledge and skills. With any of the three majors you will develop general management skills (e.g. communication, presentation, interpersonal and problem solving skills) in addition to the specific business skills for your major. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Choose a single or double major in Accounting, Management or Marketing. Gain the personal and professional skills you need to be successful in a wide variety of demanding and evolving business environments, whether locally, nationally or internationally. The first year of the degree will provide you with a solid foundation in business and management. In years 2 and 3 you will specialise in your chosen major, Accounting, Management or Marketing for a single major, or two of these if you choose to do a double major. A single major qualification can be completed over 3 years’ full time or equivalent for part time study, for a double major you will need to allow 3 and a half years’ full time study or equivalent to complete your qualification. The Bachelor of Commerce programme is a blend of both theoretical and practical, with an emphasis on applied knowledge and skills. With any of the three majors you will develop general management skills (e.g. communication, presentation, interpersonal and problem solving skills) in addition to the specific business skills for your major. Our Bachelor of Commerce is strongly industry orientated. We are continually seeking local and national industry input into the programme structure, content and direction. A Local Advisory Committee assist the Programme Area in assessing the continued relevance of our degree. Industry practitioners and business experts often come in as guest lecturers. The project and assessments you will complete during the degree are continually assessed and developed to... [-]

Bachelor of Sport & Recreation

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 3 years March 2018 New Zealand Tauranga

Experience a mind-blowing adventure through the human body and find out what it’s capable of! This is how you turn a passion for sport, health and fitness into a rewarding career. [+]

Experience a mind-blowing adventure through the human body and find out what it’s capable of! This is how you turn a passion for sport, health and fitness into a rewarding career. It’s a highly enjoyable programme with plenty of hours spent at sport organisations and recreation centres, gaining industry knowledge and making valuable contacts. Topics include anatomy and physiology, nutrition, exercise prescription, coaching, outdoor leadership, personal training, legal issues, event management, sports psychology, and athletic conditioning. A new paper even gives you the option of studying sport performance analysis – providing play by play live feedback to enhance individual or team performances. You’ll also enjoy field trips to the Ruapehu ski fields, the AUT Millennium Institute of Sport and Health, and the University of Auckland anatomy labs. Key points: Award-winning motivated tutors Get all the advantages of this highly recognised AUT Degree without leaving the Bay Fantastic pool, gym and exercise studio facilities Content Details Topics include anatomy and physiology, nutrition, exercise prescription, coaching, outdoor leadership, personal training, legal issues, event management, sports psychology, and athletic conditioning. A new paper even gives you the option of studying sport performance analysis – providing play by play live feedback to enhance individual or team performances. You’ll also enjoy field trips to the Ruapehu ski fields, the AUT Millennium Institute of Sport and Health, and the University of Auckland anatomy labs. Year One Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication Nutrition, Activity and Health Managing Sport and Recreation Applied Anatomy Exercise... [-]

Bachelor of Creative Industries

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 New Zealand Tauranga

Blending graphic design, visual art and fashion in an interdisciplinary setting, the Bachelor of Creative Industries is all about allowing you to learn the diverse range of skills required by creative industries. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Blending graphic design, visual art and fashion in an interdisciplinary setting, the Bachelor of Creative Industries is all about allowing you to learn the diverse range of skills required by creative industries. Taught in connected learning spaces supporting creativity and collaboration, you’ll learn by doing using unique learning tools and taught by some of New Zealand’s most talented artists, fashion designers and leading industry experts. Real-world outcomes ensure our graduates are what industry demands – people who are able to communicate and collaborate and to provide amazing possibilities across a wide range of creative industries. Key points: Collaborative creativity across graphic design, visual art and fashion Creative thinking and problem solving techniques Real world projects Business skills for creatives Practical skills in graphic design, visual art and fashion technologies Artistic authenticity, integrity and independence Content Details Available Majors Visual Art (VA) Explore a range of 2D technologies in painting, drawing, printmaking and process image. Experiment with 3D construction techniques and technologies utilising a range of media. Move onto digital technologies and installation practice to test unique exhibition presentation methods. Graphic Design (GD) Gain a solid foundation in design. Work collaboratively in teams to create client briefs and develop unique solutions to a range of real world problems including branding, illustration, packaging or photography. Advance your software skills and then extend them in the second and third year to encompass new fields such as digital illustration, moving image, animation and studio practice. Fashion Design (FD) Create,... [-]