Poutuarongo Kaitiakitanga Pūtaiao

Bachelor of Environmental Management

Te toto o te tangata, he kai, te oranga o te tangata, he whenua – Food supplies the blood of our people, our welfare depends on the land.  Turn your passion for nature and science into a career as you deepen your connection to te taiao and hone your skills to become a guardian of our environment. 

As increasing environmental issues continue to impact on the future survival of our natural resources across the planet, this three year degree will prepare you to make a significant contribution in this sector. Explore sustainability and ecological restoration strategies in relation to natural resource management, as well aspects of environmental science and law. Consider ongoing concerns about food sources and supply, water sovereignty, waste and other issues alongside the roles and responsibilities of tangata whenua in the protection of our environment.

Learning occurs through a variety of mediums, including online deliveries, hands-on research and field trips, such as examining biodiversity on Kāpiti Island and monitoring a freshwater body for your hapū. You will learn to identify native birds and their calls, indigenous plants and their traditional uses. Environmental planning, eel fisheries, wetlands and other natural habitats feature strongly, as does building an awareness of alternative methods for sustainable and eco-efficient building construction.  

As a graduate of the Kaitiakitanga Pūtaiao degree you will be equipped with the skills to support hapū self-determination and development aspirations for te taiao (our environment) within tikanga management frameworks. This includes planning and project management, negotiating local and central government constructs, cultural assessments and representation on environmental matters.

Poutuarongo Kaitiakitanga Pūtaiao

Bachelor of Environmental Management

Code: PKP
Credits: 360
Duration:
 3 years
Level: NZQA Level 7
Delivery: Residential seminars, self directed learning and online delivery
Mode: Bilingual (Māori/English)
Next Intake: Huringa 1 (March)
Entry Requirements: Minimum age of 17 years. Regular internet access, email address and computer, laptop, tablet or other suitable mobile device is required.
Tuition Fees: $11,932 (approximately)

Curriculum

Marautanga

  • Year One
    COURSE OF STUDY

    PKPA101 Te Oranga ā Tāne
    PKPA102 Kohinga Mahara
    PKPA103 Ngā Take Taiao
    PKPA104 Wai Māori ā Rōpū Tukuiho

    IWI AND HAPŪ

    IWI101 Private Study of One Marae
    IWI102 Private Study of Iwi History

    TE REO MĀORI

    REO101 Hui Rumaki Reo 1
    REO102 Hui Rumaki Reo 2

  • Year Two
    COURSE OF STUDY

    PKPA201 Arotakenga Wai Māori
    PKPA202 Whakaora Wai
    PKPA203 Pathways to Eco-efficiency
    PKPA204 Māra Kai

    IWI AND HAPŪ

    IWI201 Private Study of One Hapū
    IWI202 Selected Private Studies

    TE REO MĀORI

    REO201 Hui Rumaki Reo Hui 1
    REO202 Hui Rumaki Reo Hui 2

  • Year Three
    COURSE OF STUDY

    PKPA301 Kaitiakitanga
    PKPA302 Rangatiratanga - Kawanatanga me te Taiao
    PKPA303 Whakakaupapa Matua
    PKPA304 Pūkenga Whakakaupapa

    IWI AND HAPŪ

    IWI301 Oral Literature Studies
    IWI302 Hapū and Iwi Performance

    TE REO MĀORI

    REO301 Hui Rumaki Reo Hui 1
    REO302 Hui Rumaki Reo Hui 2

After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

  • Management and Administration of Iwi Authority and Indigenous Environmental Initiatives
  • Advisor to Environmental Management Projects
  • Rūnanga, Iwi and Hāpū Representative
  • Environmental Impact Assessor for Government Departments and Council Authorities