As a consequence to COVID disruptions in 2021, the Faculty wishes to signal an adjustment to its previously advised admission requirements for 2022 entrance.
In particular, while the previously advised rank score and subject requirements (for NCEA, CIE and IB) still guarantee entry, we advise the following entry paths also apply, subject to places being available.
National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3 (NCEA)
We will also consider applicants who have done well but have not quite achieved the guaranteed 260 rank score. In addition, we have made the following changes to Calculus and Physics subject requirements. Applicants will require, in addition to achieving University Entrance, a minimum of 11 external Level 3 credits in Mathematics with Calculus (two of the three of the following Calculus Achievement Standards); and a minimum of 10 external Level 3 credits in Physics (two out of the three following Physics Achievement Standards).
External Calculus Achievement Standards:
91578: Apply differentiation methods in solving problems, 6 credits
91579: Apply integration methods in solving problems, 6 credits
91577: Apply the algebra of complex numbers in solving problems, 5 credits
External Physics credits Achievement Standards:
91523: Demonstrate understanding of wave systems, 4 credits
91524: Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems, 6 credits
91526: Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems, 6 credits.
NB: Although we would be again considering NCEA applicants with at least 11 credits in Calculus and 10 in Physics, these would not be guaranteed–but consideration as per AS in CIE and SL in IB.
For applicants (from NCEA, CIE and IB) who have completed all the subject requirements but didn’t achieve the rank score required. The higher the rank score the more likely admission will be.