Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree is the entry point to the international scientific community. As well as having general and specialised subject knowledge, Science graduates are experts in problem solving, teamwork and communication. Comfortable with the latest technology, graduates are ideally suited to the knowledge economy and are highly employable.


A BSc requires three years of full time study. Most students take 7-8 courses in their first year. The number of points a course is worth is representative of the workload involved. 120 points is a full time programme, equivalent to 40 hours a week including lectures, laboratory sessions, tutorials, fieldwork, assignments, tests, exams and individual study. One point is roughly equal to 10 hours of work over the trimester.


  • Actuarial science
  • Applied physics
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell and molecular bioscience
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Development studies
  • Ecology and biodiversity
  • Electronic and computer systems
  • Environmental science
  • Environmental studies
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Marine biology
  • Mathematics
  • Physical geography
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics

Standard entry requirements

NCEA Level 3

Study pathways

Honours is available.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Kelburn International: $23,583 No

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