University Transfer Programme: Science
UTP: Science is equivalent to the first year of your undergraduate science studies. Upon completion of the programme you will be eligible to progress* to the second year of the Bachelor of Science degree and you will be able to choose from a variety of specialisations.
UTP: Science (General) is for students wanting to specialise in - Biology, Biochemistry, Biosecurity, Biotechnology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Geography or Geology.
UTP: Science (Physical) is for students wanting to specialise in - Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or Statistics.
- Facilities for science are world-class and include field stations throughout the South Island of New Zealand and in Antarctica.
- Cutting-edge laboratories, access to 24 hour computer labs and specialist library collections.
- UC's scientists are involved in internationally ground-breaking research. They have designed components for the largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, are discovering new ways to combat super bugs, developing new non-invasive diagnostic techniques in medicine and have ring lasers to measure Earth's rotation.
To learn more about the Bachelor of Engineering (HONS) at the University of Canterbury click here: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/future-students/qualifications-and-courses/bachelors-degrees/bachelor-of-science
Your direct pathway to University of Canterbury (UC)
NZD$29,700 (per programme)
3 semesters (1 year)
February, June, October
Students will select eight courses from the following subject areas; note some subjects offer more than one course, not all subjects may be offered.
- Computer Science
Entry to second year:
University of Canterbury
Bachelor of Science
Available majors and endorsements:
- Computer Science
- Environmental Science
- Financial Engineering
For more information on the University of Canterbury's College of Science, visit canterbury.ac.nz/courses/undergrad/bsc.shtml.
* Students must complete and pass all courses in the UTP programme, apply before the University of Canterbury deadline and meet any additional requirements from the University. Access to selected faculties of the University may require the completion of certain prerequisites. UCIC will advise students individually in this regard as required. Course offerings may change without notice. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding course offerings.
** UCIC’s University Transfer Programme: Science is a NZQA approved Training Scheme. This does not lead to a formal qualification on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework. The University Transfer Programme: Science may be used for progression requirements under a pathway arrangement between UCIC and UC, subject to final approval by the University of Canterbury.
Notes: Please refer to the Fees & Payment page for full fees information. In addition to programme fees, all UCIC students must pay the Student Services Levy, which contributes to the excellent services and facilities on campus.
Commencement each semester will be dependent upon enrolments.
Potential career paths
A Science degree will give you both general and specialised subject knowledge. Science graduates are experts in problem solving, teamwork and communication. Comfortable with the latest technology, science graduates are ideally suited to the knowledge economy and are highly employable. You could go on to a career in research, business, industry, education, environmental science, health and central or local government organisations.