Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Applied Science

Qualification code OP701001

A Bachelor of Applied Science will open up a variety of career opportunities for you. This major is ideal if you would like to study a range of courses to suit your career goals. You can choose elective options from any Open Polytechnic qualification at Level 5 and above to help advance your career in diverse areas such as accounting, management, HR, marketing, teaching and more.

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Te Rangimarie Edwards - Bachelor of Applied Science graduate
The majors available are



Information and Library Studies


Communication and Environment

Communication and Psychology

  • Level 7  
    Credits 360 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.

  • Study type Trimester  
  • Cost $13,140 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

What you will learn

  • How to identify and define problems and devise appropriate solutions.
  • Communicate information, concepts and arguments clearly and effectively.
  • Use a range of information technologies to store, organise, present, process and analyse information for a variety of purposes; and gather, process, interpret and present data.

Career opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for a range of careers in both the public and  private sectors.

Study Pathway

Once you have completed this programme, you may be interested in studying towards a graduate or post graduate qualification in your chosen field of study. Alternatively, you may wish to advance you career with a graduate qualification in a complementary field. The Open Polytechnic offers graduate qualifications in management, business, and accounting.

Key dates

Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.

See key enrolment dates

Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

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