Massey University

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Site: www.massey.ac.nz Founded: 1927 year Type of University:Public StudyQA ranking: 1051 pts. No. Students: 16887 Frgn. Students: 4559 No. Staff: 1276 Languages: English Phone: +6463505701 Fax: +6463505618

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Massey University is a university based in Раlmеrstоn Nоrth, Nеw Zеаlаnd, with significant campuses in Аlbаny and Wellington.

We embrace diversity, talent and performance, and provide staff and students with an extensive range of opportunities to develop intellectually, professionally and personally.

Massey is known for:

  • Groundbreaking research
  • The applied nature of many of our teaching and research programmes
  • Contribution to land-based industries
  • Distinctive mix of campus-based, distance and international teaching
  • Commitment to innovation
  • Close links with the community
  • An 80-year tradition of academic excellence

 

  • School of Aviation

    The School of Aviation was established in 1987 to meet airline needs for graduates with a wide industry perspective. Our programmes include academic degrees for aviation managers, and a professional degree for aspiring pilots incorporating flight training with academic studies.

    Our research contributes to aviation industry knowledge.

    The school is based at two locations: the Milson Flight Systems Centre at Palmerston North Airport, and the Massey University Manawatū campus in Palmerston North.

  • School of Economics and Finance

    Massey's programmes in economics, finance, banking and property are industry-relevant and applied. You will be taught by some of New Zealand's leading practitioners and learn the application of techniques in real world environments, like our Trading Room - the only one of its kind in a New Zealand university. 

  • The Institute of Agriculture and Environment

     The Institute of Agriculture and Environment provides teaching, research and services to find the right balance between agricultural production and long-term environmental sustainability.

    We are research-led, advancing knowledge and bringing the latest developments and technologies to our teaching. Our staff work with governments, universities and organisations throughout the world providing thought-leadership and evidence-based findings to solve problems and add value.

    Excellence is intrinsic in the research and teaching of Massey University and so the College of Sciences. The applied sciences are broadly defined as:

    • Agriculture, Veterinary and Life Sciences
    • Land, Water and Environment
    • Industrial Innovation through Engineering and Technology
    • Fundamental, Natural and Mathematical Sciences

  • School of Engineering and Advanced Technology

  • School of Humanities

    Humanities disciplines bring together the many different aspects of what it means to be human. In the School of Humanities we ask fundamental questions about society and culture and examine our individual and collective achievements, fascinations and follies in both the past and present.

    Learning about and studying languages and cultures is an excellent preparation for participating in our increasingly interconnected world. An understanding of where we have come from as people, and our fundamental beliefs, is developed in many of the other disciplines offered in the humanities at Massey University.

  • School of English and Media Studies

    We offer a range of exciting study options at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

    Unlock your creative potential and develop practical skills to excel in your career.

Massey University has grown from a small agricultural college in Palmerston North to become New Zealand's largest residential university spread over three cities. Massey University now has three campuses in the North Island, and the highest number of extramural students.

Massey began as an agricultural college in Palmerston North. On the 1 February 1927, the Council for the Agricultural College appointed the Principal and Chair of Agriculture. Geoffrey Peren became the Principal and William Riddet the Chair in Agriculture and director of the Dairy Research Institute. The college officially opened on 20 March 1928 as a fully constituent college of the University of New Zealand.

The College continued to grow and expand its academic offerings and facilities with the Great Depression and World War II finally over. During this time the College was working towards becoming a fully autonomous university.

Massey University College of Manawatu became Massey University of Manawatu on 1 January 1964 under the Massey University of Manawatu Act 1963. The new university had full autonomy and degree-conferring powers under the Act. The name was shortened in 1966 to Massey University.

Massey University expanded in the 1990s with new campuses in Auckland and Wellington. The university also offered more diverse academic programmes that increased its international focus and its services to the community.

Massey offers the only veterinary science programmes in New Zealand. Massey also offers the only Bachelor of Aviation degree in New Zealand. Massey University qualifications are recognised worldwide and several programmes have international accreditation.

From 85 students in the first year, Massey now has over 35,000 internal and extramural students.

Undergraduate academic entrance requirements

  • For most undergraduate level programmes, the minimum academic entry requirement is successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the list of Academic Admission Requirements by Country. 
     
  • International students who have previously studied at a New Zealand secondary school should refer to the secondary school requirements section. 
     
  • International students who have completed 3 x B at level 5 or 6 passes in the New Zealand Diploma of Business may apply for entry into a Bachelor's programme.
    • An NZQA transcript as formal evidence of the NZDipBus results is required before credit will be assessed and only papers with a minimum grade of B will be assessed for credit.
    • The English language requirements can be met by: 
      1. A minimum IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) used to gain entry to the NZDipBus or,
      2. A recent IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5

Postgraduate academic entrance requirements

Masters, postgraduate diplomas and postgraduate certificates

An appropriate undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution is required

Doctorate degrees (PhD)

The equivalent or better of a relevant Bachelor's (Hons) or Master's Degree with First or Second Class Honours, Division 1 (B+ and above) with sufficient prior experience of independent research at postgraduate level

Massey University holds a number of accreditations from leading international bodies including:

  • A five-star rating from the QS world university ranking agency across all categories
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Association of MBA’s
  • Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA) Program Partner
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • The Washington Accord through the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ).

At Massey, internships and industry placements provide opportunities for applied learning in many programmes and enhance their attractiveness within the international marketplace.

Massey has six students' associations. They aim to make sure that university students enjoy the best university experience possible. They provide leadership to the student body and are also student advocates to the university and wider community.

Students' associations are also responsible for running events such as Orientation Week and the 'Unity in Diversity' festival.

Students' associations and societies offer university students at Massey:

  • events of all sizes, from weekly lunchtime activities to Orientation Week and the University Games
  • broadcasts and publications designed and delivered by, and aimed at, university students
  • representation and advocacy at all levels
  • information about the huge range of clubs and societies - sports, cultural, leisure, religious
  • advice and support
  • student leadership
  • facilities of all kinds

Why Massey?

  • In the top 3% of universities worldwide
  • Internationally recognised qualifications
  • More than 4,400 international students from over 100 countries
  • Modern facilities across three campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington

Auckland campus

Our Auckland campus provides access to our long history of expertise in research and teaching, while enjoying state-of-the-art academic and recreational facilities. It is a beautiful campus, where teaching is interactive, progressive, and research led. The campus is home to a diverse range of internationally-recognised programmes and provides a great environment in which to study, achieve excellence and enjoy student life.

Palmerston North campus

Massey Manawatū in Palmerston North is about connecting and growing in specialties such as Agribusiness and Food Technology, supported by world class teaching and research. It is home to top academics across a wide range of disciplines including our internationally recognised Veterinary Science and Aviation programmes. The campus boasts great sporting facilities, a state-of-the-art food plant, seven farms and there is plenty to do in Palmerston North – a truly student friendly city.

Wellington campus

Our Wellington campus is a friendly and vibrant place where you will be challenged to apply your creative thinking in new ways. It is home to New Zealand’s most distinguished School of Design, and world-class research centres for public health, sleep, Māori health, disaster research, and tertiary teaching excellence. It is also home to our postgraduate journalism programme, the oldest qualification of its kind in the country.

Borderless campus

Massey University has been a distance education provider for over 50 years and each year, 15,000 students study by distance education with us. To meet the growing demand from students living around the world, Massey University is expanding our international delivery by distance education. Many of our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes are now available fully online to international students via our borderless campus.

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