Human Potential for the Digital Economy

To be admitted to either our Master's or postgraduate degree programmes, all applicants must have:

A recognised bachelor degree in the same or similar discipline, with merit achievement, deemed to be an average grade of B- or higher in all Level 7 courses;

Or

A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree or equivalent;

And

Applicants must give their consent to undergo a process of Safety Checking* as set out in the Vulnerable Children (Requirements for Safety Checks of Children’s Workers) Regulations 2015 (“the Regulations”). This checking process will include:

  1. Providing 2 forms of identification, and evidence of any name changes (if any);
  2. Consent to The Mind Lab undertaking a Police Vet check, or a Criminal Record Check (as required), and advise The Mind Lab of any current charges or pending court matters;

iii. Providing a chronological summary of his or her work history, if any, for the preceding 5 years and the name of any professional organisations and/or licensing authorities and/or registration authorities that the student is a member of or been licensed by and that is relevant to the proposed placement (if required);

  1. Providing the names of 2 referees who may be contacted by The Mind Lab or your placement provider (if required);
  2. Attending a face to face interview (if required) for the purposes of a risk assessment as required by section 8 of the Act.

Applicants are also required to consent to the above information gathered as part of the Safety Check to be shared with a host institution for the purposes of any practicum placement.

*This clause is waived if the candidate has already fulfilled the requirements of the Safety Check as part of their current employment.

Applicants must have an identified education-based practice that would would normally be through current employment.

1.2 Whakaurunga Motuhake | Special Admission

Applicants must have:

  1. attained the age of 20 years on or before the first day of the semester in which study for the programme is to commence; and
  2. a qualification (at level 7 of at least 120 credits) in a relevant discipline area, with a B grade average or better, and a minimum of two years’ appropriate work experience; and
  3. provided sufficient evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other life experience that would indicate a successful outcome in the qualification.

1.3 Whakaurunga Kōwhiringa | Discretionary Admission

In exceptional cases an applicant who does not meet the general admission requirements and who has not reached the age of 20 on or before the first day of the semester in which study for the Certificate is to commence may apply for discretionary admission.

In assessing whether to grant discretionary admission in exceptional cases, the primary focus will be on the applicant’s level of preparedness for study at the required level.

1.4 Whakaurunga Reo Pākehā | English Language Admission Requirements

Applicants must have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in Reading, 4 in Writing).

We are not accepting applications from International students at this time. Please contact us for more information.

2. Paearu Kōwhiri Tukanga| Selection Criteria & Process

2.1 Paearu Kōwhiri | Selection Criteria

When the number of eligible applicants for admission exceeds the number of places available, the following selection criteria will be applied:

  • Willingness to commit to the programme;
  • Demonstrate competency in achievement, leadership, humility, respect and empathy, self-reflection and commitment to the vision of the MCE programme.

Applicants who meet the maximum number of listed criteria will be the preferred candidates

2.2 Tukanga Kōwhiri | Selection Process

Selection will be made by a subcommittee set up for the purpose with the delegated authority to offer places to applicants. The subcommittee will select students on the basis of written information supplied on the enrolment form. At the discretion of the subcommittee, an interview (face-to-face or electronic) may be required.

The four full-day face-to-face workshops will be held on-site at Tech Futures Lab, 99 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland. 

Part 2, full time will be 27 hours per week, covering 4 courses in 26 weeks.

Part time commitment is 52 weeks, at around 13 hours per week.

Part 3 (single course): full-time will be around 26 weeks working on your practice-based change project or 52 weeks part-time.

Part 1 is 35 weeks part-time and is the PG-DCL (Postgraduate Certificate in Digital & Collaborative Learning).

Parts 2+3 will take 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

There are a limited number of scholarships available for candidates who identify as Māori or Pacific and for candidates who are over 60 years of age, who are not already receiving a scholarship and/or fellowship and/or any other financial support towards the fees.

  • Tangata Whenua Scholarship: for candidates who identify as Māori
  • Pacific Ako Scholarship: for candidates who identify as of Pacific Descent
  • Taipakeke Scholarship: for candidates who are aged 60 years and over

These scholarships cover 50% of the full tuition fee.

Applicants must provide some personal information to identify themselves. This information differs depending on which scholarship the applicant is applying for. All applicants will be asked to attach some evidence to their application to indicate how the scholarship and programme will benefit their education context.

We offer a 10% Early bird discount available until 28 September 2021 for the Master's October 28th intake for domestic students only (not available to international students).  

Contact registrar@themindlab.com for more information, or for information about eligibility.

If an unforeseen circumstance impairs the ability of a student from doing well on an assessment (including submitting an assessment on time and/or giving a presentation), students are able to apply for a Special Assessment Circumstance (SAC) with relevant evidence within 5 working day of the assessment item due date. Please contact your programme coordinator below, to request a SAC form.

For Postgraduate Certificate students: registrar@themindlab.com
For Master of Technological Futures students: registrar@themindlab.com

Yes, if you're currently in New Zealand on an eligible study visa you can apply to study with us. Some of our programmes are also available to study via online distance learning. Check our International Students page on our sister organisation's website, The Mind Lab, for more details.