Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 2024

    Semester 1 - 17 Feb 2025

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diplomas

  • Duration

    1 year full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Cultivate your advanced abilities to apply science to key industries including agriculture, as well as the management of the planet and its precious resources.

Study for free

If you're a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to study this programme for free. Part time study options may be available. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more here

About this programme

Lincoln University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science focuses on nurturing your advanced understanding of how science can be applied to problem-solving in industries such as agriculture, medicine, communications and transport.

And now of crucial importance, the role science plays in management and conservation of our biosphere and its precious resources. This one-year senior study programme offers flexibility.

Subject areas range from soil science and transport studies to environmental management. Plus you have the option to staircase your study towards a Master’s degree.

Programme information

Programme Structure

This is usually a single year, full-time study qualification. You’re required to achieve 120 credits from the schedule of courses, matching the regulations of the relevant master’s degree. 

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science is a highly flexible programme.

Year 1

First study Semester

  • Applied Science Courses*
  • Elective

  • Elective

Second study semester

  • Applied Science Courses*
  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective courses
  • Refer to the list below
Degree staircasing

You can use the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science to staircase your study for a Master’s Degree. If this appeals, please discuss your course options with a course advisor for one of the Master’s level qualifications that you’re interested in to ensure you make the most appropriate selection.


Here are your next steps

Programme contacts

Keegan Burrow

Dr Keegan Burrow

Derrick Moot

Professor Derrick Moot


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