School of Chemical Sciences


Advice for school-leavers


Some Stage I courses may assume you have already studied the subject at high school.  The list below outlines what we expect you to know already. You are advised to take the action recommended if you haven’t studied to the required level, didn’t do very well, or it has been a while since you studied the topic.

Stage 1 courses

  Pathway Assumed Knowledge Recommended action For more information
Chem 110 Food Science and Nutrition NCEA Level 3 Chemistry, or equivalent You may also need to take CHEM 150 in Semester One of your first year, but it is essential you seek advice regarding your overall programme before you do this. Please see Advice for Undergraduate students
BIOSCI 101, 106, 107 Food Science and Nutrition NCEA Level 3 Biology, or equivalent
and
NCEA Level 3 Chemistry, or
equivalent
Contact the Stage I Biology
coordinator for advice
Please see Advice for Undergraduate students
PHYSICS 160 Food Science (and can be taken as
an elective in Nutrition)
NCEA level 3 Physics or equivalent PHYSICS 103
Introductory Physics for Science and
Engineering.
Please see Advice for Undergraduate students
MATHS 108 Food Science NCEA Level 3 Mathematics with 13
credits or equivalent
MATHS 102
Functioning in Mathematics
Please see Advice for Undergraduate students
MEDSCI 142 Nutrition (and can be taken as
an elective in Food Science)
Good results in either NCEA
Level 2 or Level 3 Biology
and/or BIOSCI 107.

BIOSCI 107
Biology for Biomedical Science: Cellular Processes and Development

 

Please see Advice for Undergraduate students

If you need help with any enquiries regarding studying the Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition, please contact Dr Peter Swedlund who is happy to help.