AUT UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE IN FOUNDATION STUDIES - PROSPECTUS 2019 - ACG Pathways

 
AUT UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE IN FOUNDATION STUDIES - PROSPECTUS 2019 - ACG Pathways
AUT UNIVERSITY
CERTIFICATE IN FOUNDATION STUDIES
PROSPECTUS 2019               1
AUT UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE IN FOUNDATION STUDIES - PROSPECTUS 2019 - ACG Pathways
WELCOME TO AUT

AUT University is New Zealand’s fastest-growing and most dynamic
university. The national leader in a wide range of programmes, we offer
an outstanding environment for teaching and learning for domestic and
international students.

AUT is a contemporary New Zealand university with a strong focus on
research and industry connectivity. Our degrees prepare students for
graduate-level roles in business, engineering, communications, tourism,
health science and creative technologies, as well as careers in law,
accounting, marketing, nursing, paramedicine and sport. AUT is also
at the forefront of innovative research in areas such as biotechnology,
artificial intelligence and nutrition.

We are proud to offer pathways from foundation studies right through
to PhD level. AUT’s close links with business and industry make our
graduate employment rate the envy of our peers.

The AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies has been taught
exclusively by ACG Pathways since 2003. The programme has been
designed to prepare international students for entry into AUT’s
undergraduate degree programmes by equipping them with essential
subject knowledge, English language proficiency and tertiary study skills.

The AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies is accredited
by Universities New Zealand and is recognised for entry into all New
Zealand universities. I am pleased to advise that the success rate of
students who completed the AUT University Certificate in Foundation
Studies and then commenced AUT degrees has exceeded that of other
student groups.

On behalf of AUT University, I welcome you to our Certificate in
Foundation Studies and look forward to welcoming you to the University
on successful completion of your studies.

Derek McCormack
Vice-Chancellor

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WHY STUDY WITH US?
AUT University is New Zealand’s second-largest and fastest-growing university with three
Auckland campuses. The University is particularly well known for its strong industry links and
high graduate employment rate.

#
         1              in Australasia and                    TOP
                        #15 worldwide
                        for International
                        Outlook*
                                                              2%      of universities
                                                                      worldwide**

                        QS Stars for
                        Internationalisation,                         60+
          5             Teaching, Employability,
                        Facilities and
                                                                      research centres
                                                                      and institutes with
                        Inclusiveness**                               world-class expertise

                                                   OVER

                                                   5,400
                                                   international
                                                   students from
                                                   149 countries

*Times Higher Education 2018
**QS World University Rankings 2018

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STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND

                                          RUSSIA

         EUROPE

                                             CHINA                                                  NORTH AMERICA

                                    INDIA                                                                           CENTRAL AMERICA
     AFRICA

                                                                                    PACIFIC OCEAN

                                                                                                                SOUTH AMERICA
                                SOUTHEAST ASIA

                                                         AUSTRALIA

                                                                                   NEW ZEALAND

                                                                                                             #1
                                                                                                             Least Corrupt
                                                                                                             Country
                                                                                                             in the World*
                                                                           Auckland

                                                                                                             #1
                                                          Hamilton           Tauranga

                                                                                                             in Worldwide
                                                                                                             Educating for
                                                                                                             the Future**

                                                                       Wellington                            #3
                                                                                                             Most Peaceful
                                                                                                             Country
                                                                                                             in the World***

                                                      Christchurch

                                                                                                             #8
                                                                                                             Happiest
                                                                                                             Country
                                          Dunedin
                                                                                                             in the World^

                                                                                                             New Zealand
                                                                                                             qualifications are
                                                                                                             recognised globally
    *Corruption Perceptions Index 2017, Transparency International
    **Worldwide Educating for the Future Index, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
    ***Global Peace Index 2018, Institute for Economics & Peace
    ^World Happiness Report 2018

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Relaxing outside Britomart, central Auckland   Kayaking at Devonport

Downtown Auckland                              Walking in Duder Regional Park

Mount Eden, Auckland                           Wynyard Quarter, central Auckland

             NEW ZEALAND'S
            LARGEST CITY – AUCKLAND

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ACG Pathways
      Campus                                               AUT City Campus

         AUT Manukau Campus

    STUDY IN AUCKLAND
    Auckland, ‘the City of Sails’, is a modern and dynamic Pacific Rim city and important
    international centre.
    Positioned at the top of New Zealand’s North Island, Auckland stretches across a narrow
    isthmus separating west from east and is home to over 1.5 million people.
    For more information on studying in Auckland, visit:
    • aucklandnz.com/study
    • aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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AUT North Shore Campus

                3rd                    Top New Zealand city
                Most Liveable City     for job opportunities, climate,
                in the world*          environment and lifestyle***

                in Top 25              13th ranked city
                Student Cities         in the world for responding to
                worldwide**            future challenges~

*Mercer Quality of Living Index 2018
**QS World University Rankings 2018
***newzealandnow.govt.nz
~WSP Global Cities Index 2018

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AUT UNIVERSITY
CERTIFICATE IN
FOUNDATION STUDIES
The AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies      Subjects
programme puts students on a pathway to their
degree of choice by helping them achieve the entry        Compulsory:
requirements they need and preparing them for the         • English I and II
challenges of degree-level study.
                                                          • Tertiary Study Skills
Students enrol and receive two offers of place:           • Culture and Society
• a Letter of Offer for the Certificate in Foundation
                                                          Optional:
  Studies
                                                          • Accounting
• a conditional Offer of Place for an undergraduate
  degree at AUT University                                • Algebra
                                                          • Biology
When a student successfully completes the Certificate
in Foundation Studies (and meets other admission          • Calculus
requirements), AUT sends them a confirmed Offer of        • Chemistry
Place. Note that the qualification the student receives
after successfully completing the course is accredited    • Design Studio
by Universities New Zealand and is recognised for         • Drawing
entry into all New Zealand universities.
                                                          • History
Campus location                                           • Macroeconomics
Classes are delivered at the ACG Pathways Campus          • Microeconomics
at 345 Queen Street, Auckland – just five minutes’
walk from the AUT University city campus.                 • Physics (Mechanics or Electricity)

The ACG Pathways campus has top-quality                   • Quantitative Methods
facilities, including well-equipped and air-conditioned   • Statistics
classrooms and computer laboratories.
                                                          Note that not all subjects are available each term.
Academic entry requirements
                                                          Term dates
Students must be at least 16 years of age and be able
to show proof of successful academic experience and       The academic year is divided into four terms, with
qualifications at:                                        short breaks between each term and a longer
                                                          break between Term 4 and Term 1. There are four
• New Zealand Year 12 level (NCEA Level 2); or
                                                          intakes per year. Attendance at Orientation is
• Grade 12/11 (Asia); or                                  required for all new foundation studies students (see
                                                          page 9 for start dates inclusive of Orientation).
• Senior high school 3rd/2nd year, or equivalent
                                                          Orientation introduces students to the ACG
Digital learning                                          Pathways foundation studies programmes,
ACG makes full use of modern technology and digital       with information on academic subject selection,
learning to deliver a current and engaging programme      banking advice, pastoral care and IT support.
to students.
• Each student receives an iPad for full access to        2019 term dates (exclusive of Orientation)
  course materials for the duration of their course       Term 1       Mon 4 February–Fri 12 April
• ACG Pathways was acknowledged as an Apple               Term 2       Tues 30 April–Wed 26 June
  Distinguished School, reflecting the school’s
                                                          Term 3       Mon 22 July–Fri 20 September
  innovative use of technology in teaching to
  effectively support student learning goals              Term 4       Tues 8 October–Fri 13 December

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PROGRAMME OPTIONS
To enrol in the AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies, students select a programme option that best
suits their academic level and English language proficiency. Students who have not achieved the required level
of English can enrol in an English course on any Monday* throughout the year at ACG English School.

  FAST-TRACK                                                         STANDARD PLUS
  6 MONTHS (2 TERMS)                                                 12 MONTHS (4 TERMS)
  Students must be able to show proof of English                     Students must be able to show proof of English
  language proficiency at the level of:                              language proficiency at the level of:
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all bands); or                      • IELTS 5.0 (minimum of 4.5 in all bands); or
  • equivalent in ACG English Language Test                          • equivalent in ACG English Language Test
    (ACGELT); or                                                       (ACGELT); or
  • ACG English School Academic Level 5; or                          • ACG English School Academic Level 3; or
  • agreed equivalent                                                • agreed equivalent

   START DATES (inclusive of Orientation)                              START DATES (inclusive of Orientation)
   2019                                                                2019
   31 January, 29 April, 18 July, 7 October                            31 January, 29 April, 18 July, 7 October

   FEES                                                                FEES
   2019                                                                2019
   NZ$18,000                                                           NZ$27,000

  STANDARD                                                           EXTENDED
  8–9 MONTHS (3 TERMS)                                               18 MONTHS (6 TERMS)
  Students must be able to show proof of English                     Students must be able to show proof of English
  language proficiency at the level of:                              language proficiency at the level of:
  • IELTS 5.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all bands); or                      • IELTS 4.5 (minimum of 4.0 in all bands); or
  • equivalent in ACG English Language Test                          • equivalent in ACG English Language Test
    (ACGELT); or                                                       (ACGELT); or
  • ACG English School Academic Level 4; or                          • ACG English School Academic Level 2; or
  • agreed equivalent                                                • agreed equivalent
   START DATES (inclusive of Orientation)                              START DATES (inclusive of Orientation)
   2019                                                                2019
   31 January, 29 April, 18 July, 7 October                            31 January, 29 April, 18 July, 7 October

   FEES                                                                FEES
   2019                                                                2019
   NZ$20,500                                                           NZ$41,000

Additional fees
Airport greeting and transfer fee (one way, per person)   			                                                   NZ$110
Medical and travel insurance^ (12 months)					                                                                  NZ$633
Resource and Course Materials Fee (courses up to one year)			                                                   NZ$700
Subject examination fees 							                                                                                NZ$350
IELTS examination fees (only for degrees requiring IELTS) 				                                                  NZ$385
*or Tuesday where Monday is a public holiday
^International students are required to have comprehensive medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand. ACG will
arrange cover for students through the Southern Cross International Student travel insurance policy to cover the duration
of the student visa. For full details, visit scti.co.nz/international-student

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YOUR INTEREST

     Interested in Business?

     Interested in Hospitality
     and Tourism?

     Interested in Science
     and Technology?

     Interested in
     Engineering?

     Interested in Design or
     Creative Technologies?

     Interested in Arts and
     Social Studies?

     Not sure yet which
     degree path you
     wish to take?

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CHOOSE SUBJECTS                  QUALIFICATION              CAREER OUTCOMES
                                                            Below are just some of the careers
                                                            AUT graduates go on to

Choose from the range                                       Accountant, business analyst,
of business subjects and                                    banker, operations manager,
                                 BACHELOR OF BUSINESS       sales or marketing manager,
build a solid foundation for
your business degree                                        tax advisor, policy advisor

Choose from the range of         BACHELOR OF                Events manager, hotel operations
business and English-rich        INTERNATIONAL              manager, venue manager,
subjects and build knowledge     HOSPITALITY OR             tourism marketing, catering
and skills for your future       TOURISM MANAGEMENT         manager, restaurateur

                                                            Laboratory manager, research
Choose any of Chemistry,
                                                            scientist, quality control
Biology, Mathematics or          BACHELOR OF SCIENCE/       technician, marine biologist,
business-related subjects        HEALTH SCIENCE             secondary school teacher, nurse,
to support a successful
                                                            microbiologist, geneticist
start at university

                                                            Analyst, consultant engineer,
Choose at least two of                                      hardware/software developer,
Algebra, Calculus, Statistics,   BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING/   project manager, quantity surveyor,
Physics–Mechanics, Physics–      ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY     R&D engineer, systems engineer,
Electricity for an excellent                                network engineering manager,
career path in engineering                                  operations research manager

There is no subject
                                                            Graphic designer, interior designer,
requirement for these degrees
                                 BACHELOR OF DESIGN/        web designer, industrial designer,
but as Design and Visual
                                 VISUAL ARTS/CREATIVE       marketing coordinator, production
Arts applicants need to
                                 TECHNOLOGIES               assistant, visual merchandiser,
submit a portfolio, consider
                                                            film and TV producer, film editor
choosing Design or Drawing

Choose any of History,                                      Content writer, publisher, editor,
Quantitative Methods                                        teacher, retail sales manager,
or Statistics, then add          BACHELOR OF ARTS/
                                 EDUCATION                  technical writer, psychologist,
three additional subjects                                   criminologist, social worker,
that interest you                                           intelligence analyst

AUT University offers degree
options across many faculties
where foundation studies
subjects can be flexible –       BACHELOR DEGREE            The possibilities are endless!
study the subjects you enjoy
and let us help you choose
the perfect degree for you

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A DEGREE FROM AUT
AUT University is proud to produce graduates
who are not just career-ready but world-ready

The four C’s (curiosity, creativity, connection and   Orientation offers students the chance to meet
collaboration) form a new global currency and are     fellow students studying for the same qualification,
at the core of AUT’s teaching philosophy, ensuring    get familiar with the campus layout and all the
students thrive in a world of rapid technological     support available to them, and get connected to
change.                                               free Wi-Fi!

AUT faculties                                         Studying and assignments
The five AUT University faculties are:                Most AUT University students have around four
                                                      hours of class time (lectures, tutorials, workshops
• Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
                                                      or labs) per 15-point paper, per week.
• Faculty of Culture and Society
                                                      Students should also aim for around six hours of
• Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies         individual study per paper, making a total of 10
                                                      hours of study per 15-point paper, per week.
• Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
                                                      Since most students study 60 points per semester,
• Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Development
                                                      this means they should expect to study for up to 40
  (Te Ara Poutama)
                                                      hours a week in total.
Learn more about AUT courses at:
                                                      For successful study students should know how to:
aut.ac.nz/study/study-options
                                                      • Take notes during lectures
The academic year
                                                      • Find and read journal articles and books
The AUT academic year is split into three terms:
Semesters 1 and 2, plus Summer School.                • Understand and use referencing

• Semester 1: late February–late June                 • Apply academic integrity

• Semester 2: mid-July–early November                 The AUT University Certificate in Foundation
                                                      Studies offers a Tertiary Study Skills course to help
• Summer School: late November–early February         students learn these study skills.
Some degree programmes have both Semester 1
and Semester 2 intakes (see pages 14–15).
                                                      For more information on AUT University, visit:
AUT Orientation                                       • aut.ac.nz
AUT Orientation is a great way for students to        • facebook.com/autuni
begin their study journey.
                                                      • youtube.com/autuniversity

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AUT CAMPUS
INFORMATION
Once students successfully complete the AUT           Helping students succeed
University Certificate in Foundation Studies
programme and are fully enrolled at AUT               The Library & Learning Support team has a wide
University, they qualify for the following services   range of services and digital resources to help
and opportunities:                                    develop academic skills, including workshops
                                                      showing students how to study smarter, not
Student Hub                                           harder.
AUT Student Hub can help with any kind of query.      A Peer Mentor programme matches new students
There is a Student Hub at each of AUT’s three         with a senior student who has already completed
campuses where specialist staff can assist with       papers they are studying.
anything from enrolment to matters beyond
university, such as visa and immigration support,     First language support
or accommodation questions.                           Many of AUT’s student ambassadors and Student
                                                      Hub staff on campus are multilingual.
Transport
                                                      The University also has a dedicated Chinese
Shuttle buses transport students and staff            Centre to provide pastoral and academic
between campuses, and city and campus tours           assistance to Chinese-speaking students.
are offered during Orientation.
                                                      Get involved
                                                      Students are encouraged to join a club to meet
                                                      like-minded students and make lifelong friends
                                                      – choose from a range of student-run social,
                                                      academic and cultural groups.

                                                      AUT Edge Award
                                                      The AUT Edge Award rewards student
                                                      involvement in volunteering, leadership and
                                                      employability activities.
                                                      Future employers look for graduates with skills in
                                                      collaboration, co-operation, community, curiosity,
                                                      communication and creativity, and the AUT Edge
                                                      Award helps students develop these skills.
                                                      Students who receive an AUT Edge Award will
                                                      have this acknowledged on their official academic
                                                      transcript.

                                                      International exchange
                                                      Many AUT students have the opportunity to
                                                      study at one of the University’s overseas partner
                                                      institutions and credit the points earned overseas
                                                      to their AUT undergraduate degree.
                                                      To see a list of AUT’s overseas partner institutions,
                                                      visit: aut.ac.nz/studentlife

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AUT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
For Certificate in Foundation Studies students applying for entry to AUT University in 2019/2020
All AUT University undergraduate degree offers require the following minimum University Entrance (UE) marks from the Certificate in Foundation Studies: eight papers (each with a pass
rate of 50%) made up of four compulsory papers (English I and II, Culture & Society, Tertiary Study Skills), and four optional academic papers (see page 8).

                                                   Minimum University
                                                                                                          Course       Additional
                                                   Entrance marks                 Semester                                                           Minimum English
  Undergraduate course                                                                                    length       requirements and
                                                   (out of 400) for four          intake                                                             language requirements
                                                                                                          (years)      subjects
                                                   academic papers
 Culture and Society
 Bachelor of Arts (Children and Learning, Chinese Studies, Conflict
                                                                                  February and July
 Resolution, Creative Writing, Criminology, Culinary Arts, Economics,
                                                                                  (New Zealand                                                      English II (65% minimum), or
 Education, English and New Media Studies, Event Management,
                                                                           200    Sign Language          3                                          IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band
 International Studies, Japanese Studies, Maori Development,
                                                                                  and Deaf Studies                                                  below 5.5), or equivalent #
 New Zealand Sign Language and Deaf Studies, Psychology, Social
                                                                                  March only)
 Sciences)

 Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (Accommodation,                                                                                   English II (65% minimum), or
 Event Management, Food and Beverage, Human Resource              200             February and July      3                                          IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band
 Management, Marketing, Tourism)                                                                                                                    below 5.5), or equivalent #

                                                                                                                                                    English II (65% minimum), or
 Bachelor of International Tourism Management
                                                                           200    February and July      3                                          IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band
 Destination Management, Travel Management
                                                                                                                                                    below 5.5), or equivalent #

                                                                                                                                                    English II (65% minimum) and
                                                                                  February and July                                                 IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum
                                                                                                                      Interview, listening test
 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting, NZSL-English Interpreting, Translation) 200      (NZSL March            3                                          of 7.0 in Speaking and Writing
                                                                                                                      and writing test
                                                                                  only)                                                             and a minimum of 6.5 in Reading
                                                                                                                                                    and Listening

                                                                                                                      Police clearance, referee
                                                                                                                      reports, disclosure form/
                                                                                                                      personal declaration,
                                                                                                                                                    English II (65% minimum) and
 Bachelor of Education [Specialty] Teaching (Early Childhood, Primary)                                                interview, literacy and
                                                                           200    February and July      3                                          IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum
 (Available at North and South campuses)                                                                              numeracy assessments.
                                                                                                                                                    of 7.0 in all bands
                                                                                                                      Must meet the Education
                                                                                                                      Council of Aotearoa New
                                                                                                                      Zealand requirements.

 Business, Economics and Law
 Bachelor of Business (Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human
                                                                                                                                                    English II (65% minimum), or
 Resource Management and Employment Relations, Information
                                                                           200    February and July      3                                          IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band
 Systems, International Business and Strategy, Management,
                                                                                                                                                    below 5.5), or equivalent #
 Marketing, Advertising, Retailing and Sales)

                                                                                                                                                    English II (65% minimum), or
 Bachelor of Laws                                                          200    February               4                                          IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band
                                                                                                                                                    below 5.5), or equivalent #

 Design and Creative Technologies
 Bachelor of Communication Studies (Advertising Creativity, Creative                                                                                English II (70% minimum), or
                                                                                                                      CV, letter of application,
 Industries, Digital Media, Journalism, Public Relations, Radio,           260    February and July      3                                          IELTS 6.5 overall with no bands
                                                                                                                      writing test, and interview
 Television and Screen Production)                                                                                                                  below 6.0, or equivalent

                                                                                                                                                    English II (65% minimum), or
                                                                                                                      An average of 70% or
 Bachelor of Creative Technologies                                         240    February               3                                          IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band
                                                                                                                      higher in any two subjects
                                                                                                                                                    below 5.5), or equivalent

 Bachelor of Design (Communication Design, Digital Design,Fashion                                                                                   English II (70% minimum), or
 Design, Industrial Design, Interaction Design [subject to CUAP            240    February               3            Portfolio                     IELTS 6.5 overall with no bands
 approval], Spatial Design, Textile Design)                                                                                                         below 6.0, or equivalent #
                                                                                                                                                    English II (70% minimum), or
 Bachelor of Visual Arts                                                   240    February               3            Portfolio                     IELTS 6.5 overall with no bands
                                                                                                                                                    below 6.0, or equivalent #

                                                                                                                      Must have passed at least     English II (65% minimum), or
 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Analytics,
                                                                           200    February and July      3            two of Algebra, Calculus      IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band
 Applied Mathematics)
                                                                                                                      and Statistics                below 5.5), or equivalent #
                                                                                                                      Must have passed at least
                                                                                                                      Algebra and Calculus and      English II (65% minimum), or
 Bachelor of Science (Astronomy)                                           200    February and July      3            any two of Statistics,        IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band
                                                                                                                      Physics - Mechanics and       below 5.5), or equivalent #
                                                                                                                      Physics - Electricity
                                                                                                                      Must have passed Algebra      English II (65% minimum), or
 Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)                                    200    February and July      3            and at least one of           IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band
                                                                                                                      Statistics or Calculus        below 5.5), or equivalent #

 Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (Analytics,                                                            Must have passed Algebra      English II (65% minimum), or
 Computational Intelligence, Computer Science, IT Service Science,         200    February and July      3            and at least one of           IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band
 Networks and Security, Software Development)                                                                         Statistics or Calculus        below 5.5), or equivalent #
                                                                                                                      Must achieve a minimum
 Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Architectural Engineering,                                                           of 65% in at least two
                                                                                                                                                    English II (65% minimum), or
 Construction Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering,                                                     of Algebra, Calculus,
                                                                           300    February and July      4                                          IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band
 Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Software                                                           Statistics, Physics –
                                                                                                                                                    below 5.5), or equivalent #
 Engineering)                                                                                                         Mechanics, Physics –
                                                                                                                      Electricity

                                                                                                                      Must have passed at least
 Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Building Engineering, Building
                                                                                                                      two of Algebra, Calculus,     English II (65% minimum), or
 Services Engineering, Computer and Mobile Systems Engineering,
                                                                           240    February and July      3            Statistics, Physics –         IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band
 Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Network and
                                                                                                                      Mechanics, Physics –          below 5.5), or equivalent #
 Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering)
                                                                                                                      Electricity
Minimum University
                                                                                 Course                                                          Minimum
                                     Entrance marks              Semester
Undergraduate course                                                             length Additional requirements and subjects                     English language
                                     (out of 400) for four       intake
                                                                                 (years)                                                         requirements
                                     academic papers
Health and Environmental Sciences
                                                                                                                                                 English II (65% minimum),
                                                                                             Must be capable of meeting Vulnerable Children’s
                                                                 February                                                                        or IELTS 6.0 overall (with
Bachelor of Health Science**                         200                         3           Act (VCA Act) requirements, including police
                                                                 and July                                                                        no band below 5.5), or
                                                                                             vetting and referee reports
                                                                                                                                                 equivalent #

Bachelor of Health Science (Case Management,                                                                                                     English II (65% minimum),
                                                                                             Must be capable of meeting Vulnerable Children’s
Counselling,Health Administration, Public and                                                                                                    or IELTS 6.0 overall (with
                                                    200          February        3           Act (VCA Act) requirements, including police
Environmental Health [degree name change subject                                                                                                 no band below 5.5), or
                                                                                             vetting and referee reports
to CUAP approval], Managing Care of Older Person)**                                                                                              equivalent #

                                                                                             Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners
                                                                                             Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and
                                                                                                                                               English II (65% minimum)
Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) ∞                      February                    Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements,
                                                     275                         3                                                             and IELTS 6.5 overall with
                                                                 and July                    including police vetting, immunisation screening
                                                                                                                                               no band below 6.5
                                                                                             and referee reports. At least one subject from
                                                                                             Biology, Chemistry, Algebra, Statistics

                                                                                                                                                 English II (65% minimum),
                                                                                             Must be capable of meeting Vulnerable Children’s
                                                                 February                                                                        or IELTS 6.0 overall (with
Bachelor of Health Science (Psychology)**            200                         3           Act (VCA Act) requirements, including police
                                                                 and July                                                                        no band below 5.5), or
                                                                                             vetting and referee reports
                                                                                                                                                 equivalent #

                                                                                             Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners     English II (65% minimum)
                                                                                 3           Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and             and IELTS 7.0 overall with
                                                                                 (includes   Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements,   Writing and Reading not
Bachelor of Health Science (Midwifery)* ∞ +          275         February
                                                                                 Summer      including police vetting, immunisation screening    less than 6.5 and
                                                                                 School)     and referee reports, at least one subject from      Listening and Speaking not
                                                                                             Biology, Chemistry, Algebra, Statistics             less than 7.0

                                                                                             Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners
                                                                                             Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and
                                                                                                                                               English II (65% minimum)
                                                                 February                    Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements,
Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing)* ∞              275                         3                                                             and IELTS 6.5 overall with
                                                                 and July                    including police vetting, immunisation screening
                                                                                                                                               no band below 6.5
                                                                                             and referee reports. At least one subject from
                                                                                             Biology, Chemistry, Algebra, Statistics

                                                                                             Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners
                                                                                             Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and           English II (65% minimum)
Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy,
                                                     275         February        3 or 4      Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements, and IELTS 7.0 overall with
Physiotherapy [4 years], Podiatry)* ∞
                                                                                             including police vetting, immunisation screening  no band below 6.5
                                                                                             and referee reports

                                                                                             Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners
                                                                                             Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and
                                                                                                                                               English II (65% minimum)
                                                                                             Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements,
Bachelor of Health Science (Oral Health)* ∞          275         February        3                                                             and IELTS 7.0 overall with
                                                                                             including police vetting, immunisation screening
                                                                                                                                               no band below 6.5
                                                                                             and referee reports. At least one subject from
                                                                                             Biology, Chemistry, Algebra, Statistics

                                                                                             * ∞ Must be capable of meeting Health
                                                                                                                                                 English II (65% minimum)
                                                                                             Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science*              200         February        4                                                               and IELTS 6.5 overall with
                                                                                             Act) requirements, including police vetting. Must
                                                                                                                                                 no band below 6.0
                                                                                             study Statistics, Chemistry, Biology

Bachelor of Science (Applied Conservation, Biomedical
                                                                                                                                                 English II (65% minimum),
Science, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Food
                                                                 February                    Preference given to students who have studied at    or IELTS 6.0 overall (with
Safety, Food Science, Geospatial Science, Health      200                        3
                                                                 and July                    least two science subjects                          no band below 5.5), or
Protection, Marine Biology, Microbiology) Psychology,
                                                                                                                                                 equivalent #
Geoscience, Molecular Genetics)

Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (Coaching, Health                                                                                               English II (65% minimum),
                                                                                             Must be capable of meeting Vulnerable Children’s
and Physical Education, Exercise Science and                     February                                                                        or IELTS 6.0 overall (with
                                                     200                         3           Act (VCA Act) requirements, including police
Nutrition, Management, Outdoor Education, Sport                  and July                                                                        no band below 5.5), or
                                                                                             vetting and referee reports
and Exercise Science)                                                                                                                            equivalent #

* The professional body (Registration Board) may impose additional                   Academic advisers can provide further advice on papers most likely to
requirements at registration. The requirements detailed in the current AUT           provide the best foundation for selected degrees. ‘Academic papers’ refers
Calendar take precedence if different from those on this page.                       to the four subjects taken in addition to Tertiary Study Skills, Culture &
** Students enrolled in these degrees may apply for a limited number of places       Society, English I and English II in the Certificate in Foundaiton Studies.
that might be available in named clinical degrees.                                   Students must complete the full requirements of 120 points, and gain C-
∞ Limited places. Successful completion of the Certificate in Foundation             passes or higher in all subjects to be awarded University Entrance (UE) and
Studies does not guarantee entry into these degrees.                                 the Certificate.
# Students who gain an English II score of between 50–65% may submit an              A = Excellent achievement: A+ = 90%, A = 85–89%, A- = 80–84%
IELTS (Academic) for programme entry. The required IELTS score for each              B = Very Good achievement: B+ = 75–79%, B = 70–74%, B- = 65–69%
programme is listed in the current AUT Calendar. Students who achieve 65%            C = Pass: C+ = 60–64%, C = 55–59%, C- = 50–54%
in English II are deemed to have met the English language entry level of IELTS       D = Fail
6.0, while 70% or higher is deemed equivalent to IELTS 6.5. Students who             To gain automatic admission to the degrees listed requires the minimum
achieve less than the stipulated percentage mark in English II are required to       marks (where stipulated) and approval of published additional
present an IELTS score in addition to gaining a C- pass in this subject.             requirements, in addition to completion of the Certificate in Foundation
+ Four-year degree condensed to three-year degree (Summer School                     Studies. The above information is correct as at September 2018, and is
compulsory)                                                                          subject to change.
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WELFARE AND
ACCOMMODATION
We care about our students
The wellbeing of our students is our top priority. We
know that to study successfully and achieve good results,
students must be comfortable in their study and living
environments. We abide by the government’s Pastoral
Care of International Students Code of Practice in
everything we do.
We provide:
• Orientation day for all students
• A low ratio of students to each programme dean,
  allowing for dedicated support
• Student support advisors, available to help with
  questions, support or advice
• Activities and trips, as part of the curriculum for some
  subjects
• Regular homestay checks by homestay staff (students
  may also give feedback confidentially)
• Opportunities to build knowledge of AUT University and
  meet ex-foundation studies students studying at the        Accommodation
  University
                                                             While studying in New Zealand international students
                                                             may choose to live with their parent(s) or a designated
                                                             caregiver. To get the most out of experiencing New
                                                             Zealand life though, students are encouraged to live with
                                                             a family in homestay accommodation.

                                                             Homestay
                                                             Homestay accommodation includes a room for the
                                                             student with a bed, desk, adequate heating and internet
                                                             access. Meals include breakfast and dinner Monday–
                                                             Friday, and breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturdays/
                                                             Sundays/public and school holidays. Laundry is also
                                                             included.
                                                             Homestay Plus families accommodate up to two
                                                             international students at a time. A separate bathroom is
                                                             available for the student(s).
                                                             • A 24/7 call centre number is provided for help in case of
                                                               emergency
                                                             • All accommodation arrangements are thoroughly
                                                               checked — each homestay family is interviewed, and the
                                                               home inspected to our satisfaction before we arrange a
                                                               student placement
                                                             • All homestay providers sign a contract agreeing to
                                                               specific rules and standards and undergo a vetting
                                                               procedure by New Zealand Police
                                                             • All students under the age of 18 are visited in their
                                                               accommodation a minimum of three times per year by
                                                               homestay staff
                                                             • All payments are made to the homestay provider via
                                                               the New Education Group Student Fees Trust

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ACCOMMODATION FEES

Homestay fees
Homestay fees are weekly rates*. Additional days are charged at one-seventh the weekly rate. Note that for homestay
placements in Auckland Central** the weekly fee increases by NZ$30.
• Auckland students under 18					                                                     NZ$305 per week (Homestay Plus NZ$340)+
• Auckland students 18 years and over				                                             NZ$290 per week (Homestay Plus NZ$325)+
*Weekly rate includes accommodation, laundry and meals (breakfast and dinner Monday–Friday; breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturdays, Sundays,
public holidays and school holidays when student does not return home)
**Auckland Central includes: City Centre, Mt Eden, Epsom, Freemans Bay, Grafton, Greenlane, Grey Lynn, Herne Bay, Kingsland, Newmarket, Newton,
Parnell, Pt Chevalier, Ponsonby, Remuera, St Marys Bay, Sandringham
+Includes a weekly charge for compliance services

Additional fees (if applicable)
• Accommodation Placement Fee*				                                                    NZ$300
• Under 18 Accommodation Guarantee and Services Fee**                                 NZ$600 per year (or NZ$150 per term)
• Change of Homestay Fee+					NZ$100 per change
• Holiday Retainer Rate~					NZ$100 per week
• Airport greeting and transfer service				                                           NZ$110
*Fee charged only where ACG coordinates student accommodation
**Fee charged where a student under 18 lives with a homestay provider arranged by parent/s, student or representative, allowing for accommodation
to be checked once per term to ensure Code of Practice requirements are being met (not payable by New Zealand citizens or permanent residents)
+Fee applies only when a student requests a change of homestay for reasons deemed unacceptable, and/or for a student who frequently changes
homestays (fee charged at discretion of Registrar)
~Weekly rate when student is away on holiday and requests room/belongings be held by homestay host (rate charged after fifth day)

Student apartment
Students over 18 years of age may wish to book student apartment accommodation. Note that this is the
responsibility of the student/parent(s)/agent to arrange. ACG Pathways can supply a list of providers in Auckland.
• Auckland single room (minimum booking: 4 weeks)		                                   NZ$240–490 per week approx.
• Security bond* (depends on apartment) 			                                           from NZ$400 to 4 weeks’ rent approx.
*Partially or fully refunded when a student leaves the accommodation provided it is left in an acceptable condition

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STUDENT STORIES
That’s a wrap
Malaysian-born Priscilla Tho says the AUT University Certificate
in Foundation Studies programme set her up brilliantly for New
Zealand university life.
Although English wasn’t a problem for Priscilla, she knew no one
when she arrived and had no experience of living overseas. The
programme was an ideal choice, giving her time to acclimatise,
embrace opportunities and move out of her comfort zone.
“I became a student ambassador and taught my classmates
about safety. We were affiliated with the New Zealand Police –
we had regular meetings with them and sometimes we’d even go
on patrol. It was really fun!”
Priscilla is now in her final year of a Bachelor of Communication
Studies degree majoring in Television and Screen Production, and
her aim is to produce films.
“I’d love to use my communication and film-producing skills to
create cultural and sociological documentaries to showcase the
various walks of life from around the world.
“University study can be quite challenging, but it’s lots of fun.
I also have amazing friends and teachers who make it more
rewarding.”                                                            Image courtesy of Leaving School magazine

                                                   Fast-track to success
                                                   Englishman Charlie Coulson loved New Zealand from the
                                                   moment he arrived, following an overseas travel adventure
                                                   and seven years working in England.
                                                   He is now studying a degree in Geospatial Science at AUT
                                                   University after completing the AUT University Certificate in
                                                   Foundation Studies Fast-track programme.
                                                   “AUT is a fantastic place to study as there aren’t many
                                                   opportunities to study Geospatial Science in the UK. The
                                                   career opportunities in this area are astronomical so it was
                                                   an easy decision for me.”
                                                   Charlie hadn’t finished secondary school in England, so a
                                                   Certificate in Foundation Studies was the best option for
                                                   him to be able to enter university.
                                                   “I wouldn’t have survived the first term at university without
                                                   first going to ACG Pathways. After a seven-year break, I
                                                   was able to get back into study patterns easily with great
                                                   support from the teachers. The material we covered was so
                                                   relevant and really prepared me for university success.”
                                                   Charlie is learning Mandarin as well as studying for his
                                                   degree. He has made many friends from all over the world at
                                                   his foundation studies course, university, and his part-time
                                                   job at Sky City.

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HOW TO APPLY
                                      Step 1 - Application
                                      Student submits:
                                      • Completed application form
                                      • Copy of most recent school report, or
                                        other qualification(s)
                                      • Copy of passport
                                      • Documentation confirming English
                                        language proficiency

                                      ACG Admissions:
                                      • Receive application
                                      • Review application
                                      • Email Offers of Place and Schedule
                                        of Fees

                                      Step 2 - Enrolment
                                      Student:
                                      • Pays all fees (registration, tuition,
                                        accommodation, insurance and
                                        transfer fees)
                                      • Sends completed Enrolment
                                        Acceptance form
                                      • Sends subject requests (if applicable)

                                      ACG Admissions:
                                      • Issue receipt and confirmation letter
                                      • Issue Code of Practice-compliant
                                        accommodation confirmation
                                        (for students under 18 for visa
                                        application)

                                      Step 3 - Completion
Want to find out more?                Student:
We encourage you to contact an        • Applies for student visa
ACG representative in your region     • Informs ACG of flight details
for more information on studying in
New Zealand, or to answer specific
questions.                            ACG Admissions:
                                      • Arrange accommodation and send
You may also find the following
                                        details (if requested)
websites helpful:
• universitypathways.acgedu.com       • Organise airport greeting and transfer
• acgedu.com                            to accommodation (if requested)
• enz.govt.nz

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Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of
International Students

ACG Education and its schools is a signatory to the Education (Pastoral
Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016 (the Code).
Published by the New Zealand Ministry of Education and administered by
the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), the Code is designed to
ensure international students are well informed, safe and properly cared
for. You can read about the Code and ACG Education’s obligations to you at
www.nzqa.govt.nz/the-code

All enquiries and applications to:
ACG Pathways Campus
345 Queen St, Auckland
PO Box 6199, Wellesley St
Auckland 1141
New Zealand
T +64-9-307 5399
E international.enquiries@acgedu.com
W universitypathways.acgedu.com

Every effort was made to present accurate information in this publication at the
time of printing (October 2018). ACG Education reserves the right to change
information without notice where this is considered necessary or desirable.

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