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A unique programme
The Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology (Lighting) is a great qualification for those interested in any aspect of lighting – from interior design to energy efficiency.
The Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology allows you to update your knowledge and skills in an area similar to that in which you graduated (or work in).
Lighting is a unique specialisation you can focus on. You may already have a degree and are considering specialising in this area, or you are a professional working in a related field and want to upskill. This programme is ideal for you if you are an engineer, sales rep, product designer, an architect or an interior designer.
You’ll learn the fundamentals of lighting from the basic terms to key design principles, as well as lighting technology. You will have access to Massey’s high-tech facilities where you’ll be able to put some of your knowledge into practice.
Your lecturers are industry experts so they can provide you with not only basic knowledge that is at the cutting edge of lighting but also in specialist areas.
The programme includes an optional week-long series of immersive workshops in the Massey lab in Auckland.
The Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology (Lighting) is well-respected by the industry and will open up professional opportunities for those wanting to add their specialist knowledge in areas such as lighting design or sales.
To enter the Graduate Certificate in Science and Techology you will have:
You will also have a background adequate for the courses you wish to study.
You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.
To study this programme you must meet Massey University's English language standards.
Entry requires you to have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with passing grades in electrical engineering, electronics, physics, or design, or architecture or a related area. Pre-requisites are important but can be waived if you have appropriate industry or professional experience.
For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:
If you do not have the necessary background for the GradCertScTech (Lighting) courses then pre-requisite courses are available in the Certificate in Science and Technology.
From the Schedule to the Graduate Certificate including:
Courses from the Schedule
Lighting endorsement - compulsory courses
Ensure that overall, you also have:
Attend block courses, contact workshops, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.
See ‘Courses for this programme’ below for schedules of courses.
You will study two courses per year, commencing the first year of study in February with course 218.741.
Successful completion of the qualification will provide the academic requirements for membership of the IESA.
IESANZ accredits the GradCertScTech (Lighting), so successful completion of this qualification provides academic requirements for membership.
Compare qualifications and academic information across different New Zealand institutions.
Electives are courses that are not compulsory. Certain guidelines are usually provided on courses you may take. Elective courses contribute to the programme, but not to your major or specialisation.
There are a number of scholarships available for new and current students. They could relate to your situation, achievement or interest.