AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, NEW ZEALAND - POSTGRADUATE GUIDE 2020

AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, NEW ZEALAND - POSTGRADUATE GUIDE 2020
POSTGRADUATE
GUIDE
2020



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  AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, NEW ZEALAND
AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, NEW ZEALAND - POSTGRADUATE GUIDE 2020
WELCOME
CONTENTS


                                                                                                                                                                              Welcome message
                                                                                                                                                                              from the Vice-Chancellor
           About AUT                       02                                                                                                                                 Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is New Zealand’s fastest growing
                                                                                                                                                                              postgraduate study destination. This is as a result of our focus on creating
                                                                                                                                                                              exceptional learning experiences bolstered by our innovative research



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                                                                                                                                                                              collaborations with industry, business and governments.
                                                                                                                         Business &                                           As a postgraduate student, you will be part of our vibrant community, actively
           Architecture                                            Art & Design                                          Economics                                            contribute to our research programmes and teams, enjoy a student experience
                                                                                                                                                                              in which creativity is nurtured and achievement celebrated, and gain world-class
                                                                                                                                                                              qualifications that will help you thrive in the international job market.

           Communication
           Studies                         24                      Creative
                                                                   Technologies                   28                     Education                    32                      AUT has a rich institutional history stretching back more than 100 years and
                                                                                                                                                                              has been a university since 2000. We are contemporary, future thinking and
                                                                                                                                                                              responsive to the needs of our students and the world in which they choose to
                                                                                                                                                                              use their knowledge and expertise.

           Engineering,                                                                                                                                                       In 2018 AUT had 994 students enrolled in doctoral study and acknowledged 128


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           Computer &                                                                                                    Hospitality,                                         doctoral graduates at ceremonies during that year. We continue to have one of
           Mathematical                                                                                                  Tourism &                                            the largest total postgraduate enrolments of any university in New Zealand.
           Sciences                                                Health Sciences                                       Events                                               Providing a challenging, useful and accessible advanced education underpinned
                                                                                                                                                                              by relevant and applied research is at the core of AUT’s mission to create great



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                                                                                                                                                                              graduates. You will have access to inspiring learning spaces and a network of
                                                                                                                         Māori &                                              support services, and work with top supervisors and lecturers at the forefront of
           Language                                                                                                      Indigenous                                           their disciplines.
           & Culture                                               Law                                                   Development
                                                                                                                                                                              I hope this guide helps you explore the opportunities we offer at AUT, ranked in
                                                                                                                                                                              the top 1.2% of universities worldwide, and decide your next steps. I look forward



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                                                                                                                                                                              to welcoming you to our university.

                                                                   Social Sciences                                       Sport &                                              Derek McCormack
           Science                                                 & Public Policy                                       Recreation                                           Vice-Chancellor




           Applying to AUT                 76                                                                                                                                                                           Te whakatupu i te kōunga, i te mana
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        pūkenga ako, i ngā pūkenga whakaako
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        me te āta rangahau hei hāpai i ngā
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           Disclaimer: Although every reasonable effort is made to ensure accuracy, the information in this document is provided as a general guide only for students                                                   in learning, teaching, research and
           and is subject to change. All students enrolling at AUT should consult its official document, the AUT Calendar, which is available online at aut.ac.nz/calendar,                                             scholarship, and in so doing serve our
           to ensure that they are aware of, and comply with, all regulations, requirements and policies.
           The information contained in this publication was correct at the time of print, August 2019.                                                                                                                 regional, national and international
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ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST
    MODERN UNIVERSITIES
    Creating world-ready graduates                       An innovative teaching and
    AUT’s mission is to create great graduates, and      learning space
    each member of our staff contributes to this.        AUT’s three modern campuses have several
    We offer exceptional learning experiences that       award-winning buildings which were created           World-leading staff
    prepare students to be successful wherever           using sustainable principles and feature inviting,
    in the world their career may take them. We          collaborative and functional learning areas,         Our academic staff are research-active and at
    encourage innovation and entrepreneurship,           auditoriums and research spaces. This includes       the forefront of their disciplines. Many of them
    and the ability to explore new technologies,         the state-of-the-art Engineering, Computer           are internationally known as experts in their
    challenge routine thinking and solve problems        and Mathematical Sciences building, which            fields, and organisations around the world
    in new ways. We embrace new technologies             has unique design features that mean it can be       draw on their expertise for key projects. For       A global outlook
    to lead the learning of tomorrow and prepare         used as a teaching tool and ‘living lab’ where       example, Associate Professor Felicity Lamm was
                                                                                                              appointed as the Government’s chief advisor for     We know that to create truly great graduates,
    our students for the rapidly changing world.         students can get hands-on experience. We also                                                            we must do more than get them ready for their
    As a contemporary university we also place an        have a number of world-class facilities including    health and safety, and Professor Gail Pacheco’s
                                                                                                              research is being used by the Government to         career; we must get them ready for the world.
    emphasis on working across disciplines in our        one of only two motion capture studios in the                                                            We are consistently ranked first in New Zealand
    research, and teaching and learning. Thanks to       country; New Zealand’s top sports science            address the gender pay gap. Professor Steve
                                                                                                              Henry was the first person in Australasia to        for international outlook by world rankings
    our innovative teaching, excellent reputation and    facility, AUT Millennium; and the country’s only                                                         organisations QS and Times Higher Education.
    combination of theoretical and practical learning,   two major radio telescopes, which are involved       secure a spot in the world-leading Johnson &
                                                                                                              Johnson Innovation JLABS in Houston to further      We have more than 5,000 industry partners
    AUT graduates are highly favoured by employers,      in projects with international research partners                                                         around the world, and have collaborated on
    with 95% of available graduates in paid              including NASA. AUT’s success in creating            his work on surface-modification technology
                                                                                                              Kode Technology, which has the potential            research projects with 140 different countries.
    employment within nine months of graduation.         transformational educational spaces has been                                                             Our students are from 140 different countries,
                                                         recognised with a five-star ranking for teaching     to fight cancer. Associate Professor Barbara
                                                                                                              Bollard’s innovative use of drones to monitor       and half of our academic staff were born
                                                         and facilities, awarded by the university rankings                                                       overseas, and they often share their international
                                                         organisation QS.                                     remote and unique ecosystems from Antarctica
                                                                                                              to Africa has caught the attention of scientists    experience and connections with their students.
                                                                                                              from NASA and the SETI Institute who recognise
                                                                                                              this approach could also help them find evidence
                                                                                                              of life on Mars.
                                                                                                                                                                  Innovative and relevant research
                                                                                                                                                                  AUT is ranked first in New Zealand for global
                                                                                                                                                                  research impact (the number of times our
                                                                                                              World-class teaching and learning                   research is cited by academics globally) by
                                                                                                              We’re proud to be one of the world’s best           Times Higher Education and the US News Global
                                                                                                              modern universities – Times Higher Education        Universities Rankings. We have more than
                                                                                                              has ranked us as the top millennial university      60 research centres and institutes delivering
                                                                                                              in Australasia and number 14 in the world. We       leading research – from space research to
                                                                                                              have been a university since 2000, and are now      artificial intelligence and robotics, and ecology
                                                                                                              the second largest in the country and ranked        to physical activity and nutrition. AUT research
                                                                                                              among the top 1.2% (301-350) of universities in     addresses issues facing the environment and
                                                                                                              the world. Study with us and you can enrol in our   society, and our discoveries are widely used. Our
                                                                                                              range of world-ranked subjects, which include       research also feeds back into the classroom, and
                                                                                                              New Zealand’s top-ranked health programmes          students can contribute to and learn from these
                                                                                                              and the country’s best sport science school.        research discoveries.




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LIFE AT AUT
    AUT is a modern and innovative university with endless opportunities and a supportive culture that
    celebrates diversity. Studying at AUT is your chance to meet new people and develop lifelong skills,
    while getting the support you need to succeed at university and beyond.

    We’re proactive in enabling students to succeed, and our comprehensive student support services
    ensure that you have an amazing experience inside and outside the classroom and are prepared for any
    challenge in front of you.

                                                                                                                                                                                X Challenge to compete for a range of cash prizes to
                                                                                                                                                                                help you take the next step on your entrepreneurial
    Easy to get help                                         Support for postgraduate students                                                                                  journey. AUT students and alumni who have a
    At AUT, we don’t want anything to get in the way of      The Graduate Research School provides leadership                                                                   promising idea for a start-up could also work with
    you enjoying your student experience and achieving       and support services for postgraduate research                                                                     AUT Ventures Ltd to bring their ideas to market. We
                                                                                                                       Budget advice and financial support                      can help you access commercial funding sources,
    your goals. So no matter what the problem, the           students and their supervisors at AUT. We provide
    Student Hub is here to help. You can find a Student      advice and information related to applications for the    Our specialist Student Hub advisors offer budget         protect your intellectual property and avoid the
    Hub on each of our three campuses and our specialist     Master of Philosophy and doctoral programmes, offer       and financial planning advice all year. We know that     pitfalls many start-ups face.
    staff can help with anything from enrolment and          advice on postgraduate policy matters, and monitor        sometimes things happen and financial stress can
    student ID cards to matters far beyond university like   the progress of research students at AUT from the         impact your academic success. That’s why we offer
    support with visa and immigration matters, StudyLink     moment they’re admitted to their programme to the         financial support that ranges from offering grocery or   Gain an edge on the competition
    issues or landlord challenges.                           time they complete their degree. Each faculty also has    fuel vouchers, to helping with that unexpected bill.     The AUT Edge Award and the Beyond AUT Award
                                                             dedicated staff to support postgraduate students in all                                                            are designed to challenge, reward and formally
                                                             programmes throughout their studies.                                                                               acknowledge the ‘C skills’ – collaboration, co-
    Helping you succeed in your studies                                                                                Free access to digital tools                             operation, community, curiosity, communication
                                                                                                                       and resources                                            and creativity – gained through your volunteering,
    Our library and learning support team offers a wide
    range of services and resources, and there are digital
                                                             A vibrant research culture                                We offer students all the digital tools needed to        leadership and employability activities. The awards
    resources available to develop your academic skills.     We create a wide range of opportunities for               succeed, including free Wi-Fi on campus, the full        help prove to employers that you’re more than your
    The Library also runs a range of workshops to help       supervisors and postgraduate research students            Office 365 suite for up to five devices and access to    qualification and give you an extra edge in the
    you get the most out of your studies and work smarter,   to collaborate, connect and share ideas through           lynda.com, a world-leading online learning platform.     competitive marketplace.
    rather than harder. Our extensive peer mentoring         workshops, events, doctoral inductions and the
    programme also enables students to learn from others     research students’ peer groups. The annual Research
    who have already completed the same paper.               Symposium and 3 Minute Thesis competition                 Plan your future career                                  Top internships around the world
                                                             are among the many events that showcase AUT’s             The AUT Employability and Careers team helps you         New AUT graduates have once-in-a-lifetime
                                                             student research culture and celebrate postgraduate       plan in advance for your future career by developing     opportunities to apply their learning in a global
                                                             student success.                                          job search and interview skills, while building your     context, thanks to the AUT Internz International
                                                                                                                       personal brand and networking skills. We also            Scholarship programme. As well as providing a
                                                                                                                       support students into AUT Internz, an in-house           chance to intern with amazing employers in a range of
                                                                                                                       service, that connects students with paid internships    industries in America, Asia and Europe, AUT provides
                                                                                                                       and employers looking to recruit AUT graduates.          scholarships to cover visas, return travel, travel and
                                                                                                                                                                                health insurance and a stipend to support living
                                                                                                                                                                                expenses. More than 100 AUT graduates started their
                                                                                                                       A launchpad for entrepreneurs                            careers by completing internships for organisations
                                                                                                                                                                                like Facebook Creative Shop, Icebreaker, Allbirds,
                                                                                                                       AUT is a great place for aspiring entrepreneurs. If
                                                                                                                                                                                Lululemon, FCB, Paramount Recording Studios,
                                                                                                                       you want to turn your entrepreneurial ideas into
                                                                                                                                                                                Sundance Institute, the Metropolitan Museum of
                                                                                                                       a viable business, you can join our nine-week
                                                                                                                                                                                Art and The Smithsonian through the AUT Internz
                                                                                                                       CO.STARTERS@AUT programme or participate in the
                                                                                                                                                                                Scholarship Programme.




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Pacific student success                                   Representing your interests
                                                                                                                     AUT offers a range of services designed to support        The AUT Student Association (AUTSA) exists to
                                                                                                                     our diverse Pacific communities, including academic       advocate and represent the interests of all students
                                                                                                                     tutoring and a comprehensive mentoring and                attending AUT. The association also publishes the
                                                                                                                     leadership programme.                                     university magazine Debate, and runs social activities
                                                                                                                                                                               during Orientation and throughout the year.

                                                                                                                     Join the AUT rainbow community
                                                                                                                     AUT was the first university to receive the Rainbow
                                                                                                                                                                               Getting around
                                                                                                                     Tick, and remains committed to providing a safe           Whether it’s finding your way to campus or getting
                                                                                                                     and inclusive environment for all students. We offer      around between lectures, AUT offers a range of
                                                                                                                     services and resources for students who identify with     resources to help you navigate your new environment.
                                                                                                                     diverse sexual orientations, sex and gender identities,   AUT has shuttle buses that travel between campuses
See the world before you graduate                                                                                    including a rainbow student room where you can            (including New Zealand’s first electric bus), delivers
An international student exchange offers an                                                                          study and relax, and student groups and networks.         campus and city tours during Orientation, and
amazing opportunity to study overseas as part of                                                                     We also have a dedicated rainbow community                provides MazeMaps online, a mapping tool designed
your degree. Study for a semester or a year at one         needs and ensure they’re set up for success while         co-ordinator, and actively participate in many of the     to help navigate complex environments and highlight
of our partner universities around the world, and          they’re studying with us. AUT is strongly committed       rainbow events in Auckland.                               any obstacles for people with accessibility needs.
immerse yourself in another culture, make lifelong         to equity of access and opportunity for students, staff
friends and get international experience before            and visitors, and supports the principles of Kia Ōrite:
you graduate.                                              Code of Practice for an inclusive tertiary environment.   Student ambassadors ready to help                         Safe and friendly campuses
                                                                                                                     AUT has more than 200 knowledgeable student               We make sure that our students are — and feel — safe,
                                                                                                                     ambassadors that help support events and activities       and our friendly security staff are available day and
We speak your language                                     Supporting parents                                        across AUT. One of their key roles is to help new         night to help if you have any concerns.
Our students come from 140 countries, so we know           AUT has childcare centres at the City and the North       students as they settle into their studies.
that sometimes it’s easier to have things explained in     Campus, providing a safe and happy environment
your native language. That’s why many of our student       with excellent staff and high-quality facilities. Full-                                                             Settling into university life
ambassadors and Student Hub staff are multilingual         time students may also qualify for financial support      We embrace all faiths                                     AUT helps students transition to university life by
and can clearly explain information if needed.             through our childcare subsidy.                            We take a multi-faith approach by providing spiritual     delivering a wide-ranging orientation programme
                                                                                                                     support to students from various beliefs. AUT             at the start of each semester. AUT Orientation
                                                                                                                     encourages understanding, tolerance and harmony,          is complemented by a fun social programme.
Join a gym or sports team                                  Get involved in campus life                               respecting everyone’s spiritual views.                    Orientation is just one aspect; we also offer activities
AUT is New Zealand’s leading sports university, with       Joining a club is a great way to meet like-minded                                                                   throughout the semester, designed to equip all
state-of-the-art sports facilities, on-campus gyms         people and make lifelong friends outside of                                                                         students with the skills to succeed in academic study,
and a huge number of sports teams and events. As           lectures. Choose from a range of student-run social,      Stay healthy and well                                     get around campus, access student support services
an AUT student you can participate in a wide variety       sustainability, academic and cultural clubs – a great     At AUT it’s OK to ask for help. We actively encourage     and embrace university life.
of sports, from social on-campus games to elite            way to meet new people, participate in events and get     all students to be aware of their own wellness needs –
international competitions. As a part of University        involved in campus life.                                  mind, body and spirit. You have access to free or low-
Tertiary Sport (UTSNZ) you may also have the chance                                                                  cost medical treatment at our full-service medical
to represent AUT against some of the best student                                                                    centres, which provide private and confidential care
athletes in the country.                                   Committed to Māori advancement                            for a range of issues. We’re also committed to helping
                                                           We’re passionate about the success of our Māori           you build resilience, mental strength and the skills to
                                                           students. Our Takawaenga Māori, student advisors,         manage stress. That’s why all students can get free,
Disability student support & resources                     co-ordinate activities and events, and provide advice     confidential counselling sessions and mental health
If you have an impairment, our Disability Support          on both personal and study topics.                        support. Talk to us about any topic – study-related
team can support you to participate as fully as you can                                                              or personal – or join a support group to help you
in learning and student life. We work with students                                                                  with specific issues, like managing anxiety or going
before they start at AUT to help identify their specific                                                             through relationship difficulties.




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A
    ARCHITECTURE                    Draws upon global
                                    issues, indigenous
                                   worldviews and the
                                   need for sustainable
                                          design

As an architecture student
you learn to design built
environments that recognise
indigenous values and address
Auckland’s rapid population
growth, as well as global issues
like housing affordability,
global warming and
homelessness. You’ll be taught       Expert lecturers,
by professional architects,           nationally and
                                      internationally
as well as professionals with
                                       recognised in
backgrounds in design,             architecture, design,
engineering, computer                engineering and
science, creative technologies,            more
media, business and
entrepreneurship. You learn
in an interactive environment
where you collaborate with
your classmates, mana whenua
and experts from different
disciplines to find innovative
solutions that support
community wellbeing and
                                    Students work on
nurture future generations.         live, real industry
                                           briefs




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POSTGRADUATE STUDY
PROGRAMMES

              Master of Architecture                       Master of Philosophy                     Doctor of Philosophy
              (Professional)
                                                           Focus on a particular area of interest   This degree is undertaken by
              Prepare yourself for a career                with this research-only master’s         research only and leads to advanced
              as a registered architect.                   degree.                                  academic and theoretical knowledge
                                                                                                    in a specialist area.
              Duration        2 years F/T,                 Duration    1 year F/T,
                              5 years P/T                              2 years P/T                  Duration    3-6 years
              Campus          City                         Campus      City                         Campus      City
              Starts          24 Feb & 13 July 2020        Starts      Any time                     Starts      Any time




                                                                                                                                             C
              KEY
              F/T full-time
              P/T part-time




                       WORLD-LEADING RESEARCH
                       AUT researchers work on projects across the built environment, in New Zealand and around
                       the world. Our Future Environments Research Network (FERN) is a great place to collaborate
                       on projects, and work with graduates and architects to create meaningful change in the built
                       environment. As an architecture student at AUT you can also access our brand-new Architectural                           CITY
                       Engineering lab where you can work on research projects that demonstrate the way architecture,
                       design intelligence and future cities can become intertwined.                                                           CAMPUS

                                                                                                                                          The AUT City
                                                                                                                                          Campus is in the
                                                                                                                                          heart of Auckland
                                                                                                                                          and is AUT’s biggest
                                                                                                                                          campus. It’s home to
                                                                                                                                          our architecture, art
                                                                                                                                          and design, business
                                                                                                                                          and economics,
                                                                                                                                          creative technologies,
                                                                                                                                          communications;
                                                “I love AUT. I love the study environment and appreciate how approachable the staff       engineering,
                                                are. I’ve also enjoyed the student life here, and have been involved in a number of       computer and
                                                 different clubs. For my doctoral research, I’m focusing on acoustical engineering        mathematical
                                                     and how to make spaces more suitable acoustically for the building’s purpose.        sciences; hospitality,
                                                        When I decided to do my PhD, I researched a lot of different topics within        languages, law, Māori
                                                         the field of architectural engineering and this one stood out as an area
                                                                                                                                          development, science
                                                           where I can make a contribution through my research. I think it’s a really
                                                             interesting topic.”
                                                                                                                                          and social sciences
                                                                                                                                          programmes.
                                                           Megan Burfoot
                                                             Doctor of Philosophy candidate




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A
     ART & DESIGN
                                          RANKED




                                     TOP 100
                                      WORLDWIDE



AUT’s School of Art and
Design is ranked in the top 100
worldwide in the QS World
University Subject Rankings
2019. Our postgraduate
programmes cover a range of
disciplines and are driven by
an exceptional studio culture
experience. Our world-                Industry-leading
class facilities include three        studios, labs and
galleries, a 3D lab, digital,            technology
photographic and moving
image facilities (including a
motion capture studio), and a
textile and design lab. You’ll
be supervised by our expert
academic staff and have the
chance to work on national
and international projects,
often with real industry clients.
Our programmes balance
creativity, research and               Award-winning,
                                    industry-experienced
conceptual development with             teaching staff
theoretical and professional
studies.




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PROGRAMMES




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PROGRAMMES
              POSTGRADUATE STUDY

              Postgraduate Certificate                  Master of Design                          Master of Visual Arts                  Master of Philosophy
              in Cultural and Creative
                                                        This research degree will develop         This interdisciplinary research        Focus on a particular area of interest                                  WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES
              Practice
                                                        your design expertise and empower         degree is for visual art graduates     with this research-only master’s                                        Our creative-led research covers a broad
              Choose from a range of papers, and        your decision-making. Includes a          and creative professionals. Includes   degree.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 range of art and design disciplines. Cultural
              explore ideas and concepts related        thesis or a research project.             a thesis.
                                                                                                                                         Duration       1 year F/T, 2 years P/T                                  practitioners – visual artists, spatial and fashion
              to cultural expression.                   Pathways:                                Duration     1½ years F/T,
                                                                                                                                         Campus         City                                                     designers, film makers and more – come together
              Duration   ½ year F/T,                     • Communication Design                               3 years P/T                                                                                        to explore broad notions of art and design at AUT.
                                                         • Digital Design                                                                Starts         Any time
                         1-1½ years P/T                                                          Campus       City                                                                                               As an art and design student you have access to
                                                         • Fashion Design
              Campus     City                                                                    Starts       24 Feb & 13 July 2020                                                                              our industry-leading studios, labs and services.
                                                         • Good Health Design
              Starts     24 Feb & 13 July 2020           • Industrial Design                                                             Doctor of Philosophy                                                    These include photographic and lighting
                                                         • Spatial Design                                                                                                                                        facilities; motion capture, printmaking and 3D
                                                         • Strategic Leadership in Design                                                This degree is undertaken by                                            labs; and digital textile machines at our world-
              Master of Cultural and                     • Textile Design                                                                research only and leads to advanced                                     class Textile and Design Lab. We’re also the home
              Creative Practice                                                                                                          academic and theoretical knowledge                                      of the ST PAUL St Gallery, a suite of purpose-
                                                       Duration         1½ years F/T,                                                    in a specialist area.
                                                                        3 years P/T                                                                                                                              built galleries and project spaces dedicated
              Mix live projects with coursework                                                                                          Duration       3-6 years                                                to the development of contemporary art and
              and develop your expertise in            Campus           City
                                                                                                                                         Campus         City                                                     design through an international programme of
              cultural expression. Includes an         Starts           24 Feb & 13 July 2020                                                                                                                    exhibitions, events, symposia and publications.
              applied research project.                                                                                                  Starts         Any time
              Duration   1½ years F/T,
                         3 years P/T
                                                        KEY
              Campus     City                           F/T full-time
              Starts     24 Feb & 13 July 2020          P/T part-time




                                          “It’s easy to see why AUT is ranked as one of the top art and design universities in             “What I liked about studying at AUT is that it sets up the platform for bright
                                          the world. The academic staff will partner with the student to provide an objective              students to apply themselves and develop opportunities to contribute to the world.
                                           perspective to find opportunities and prioritise any issues. After a critical analysis          AUT facilitated a number of exhibition openings, guest lectures and short courses.
                                           of the student’s needs, academic staff will then provide top teaching, resources,               These led to the opportunity to learn analogue film making and processing with
                                            advice, guidance and support. AUT has also provided me with opportunities                      Solomon Nagler, support Ko Nakajima and Simon Morris with their exhibitions and,
                                              beyond the academic. My achievements at AUT include winning the                              with my peers, contribute to putting on the exhibitions Assembly at ST PAUL St
                                              CO.STARTERS scholarship, completing the CO.STARTERS entrepreneurship                         Gallery and The Lab as part of the 5th Auckland Triennial.”
                                                    programme and receiving the Entrepreneur of the Cohort $2,000 Grand                    Joe Prisk
                                                        Prize, being selected for the Graduate Research School’s Postgraduate              Artist / Front-End Developer, General Studios
                                                          Writing Retreat, and completing the AUT Edge Award, which helps                  Master of Art and Design1 with First Class Honours
                                                           students develop the skills employers are looking for.”                         Bachelor of Visual Arts
                                                              Michelle Young
                                                              Studio Mac Operator, Ogilvy
                                                              Master of Design
                                                               Bachelor of Design in Communication Design




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      BUSINESS &
      ECONOMICS
                                    Ranked in the top
                                    300 universities
                                    worldwide for all
                                    our business and
                                   economics subjects


The AUT Business School
and School of Economics are
internationally ranked and
accredited, and recognised
for teaching and research that
is transforming business and
society. Our programmes are
designed in collaboration with
business leaders and experts,
and integrate theory with            Transforming
                                     business and
current practice and global         society through
trends. As a business and            our research
economics student you’ll learn
from academic staff who are
known as experts in their field,
locally and internationally. Our
alumni are ready to challenge
routine thinking and put
forward innovative solutions,
and they’re shaping successful
careers all around the world.
                                      Fast track your
                                     career with 1 year
                                     master’s degrees




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PROGRAMMES




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PROGRAMMES
              Bachelor of Business                    Postgraduate Diploma in                Master of Philosophy                      Postgraduate Certificate in               Postgraduate Diploma in                  Postgraduate Diploma in
              (Honours)                               Business                                                                         Business Studies                          Professional Accounting                  Applied Finance
                                                                                             Focus on a particular area of interest
              Prepare yourself for higher-level       Prepare yourself for further study     with this research-only master’s          Develop a sound foundation in             Further your understanding               Develop an understanding of key
              careers or further study with this      in a specialisation in the Master of   degree.                                   business studies, covering a range        of accounting from a strategic           finance principles and choose from
              honours degree, which includes a        Business, and develop advanced         Duration        1 year F/T, 2 years P/T   of papers and subjects. Prepares you      business perspective. Ideal for          a range of papers. Ideal for students
              dissertation.                           level business skills.                                                           for further study.                        students with a bachelor’s degree        with a bachelor’s degree in any field
                                                                                             Campus          City & South                                                        in any field interested in a career in   interested in a career in finance.
              Specialisations:                        Duration    1 year F/T, 2 years P/T                                              Duration      4 months F/T,
                                                                                             Starts          Any time                                                            accounting.
               • Accounting                           Campus      City                                                                               8 months P/T                                                         Duration    8 months F/T,
               • Economics                                                                                                             Campus        City                       Duration     8 months F/T,                            16 months P/T
               • Finance                              Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020                                                                                                      16 months P/T
                                                                                             Doctor of Philosophy                      Starts        2 Mar & 27 Oct 2020                                                  Campus      City
               • Information Systems1                                                                                                                                           Campus       City
               • International Business                                                                                                                                                                                   Starts      2 Mar & 27 Oct 2020
               • Management                           Master of Business                     This degree is undertaken by                                                       Starts       2 Mar & 27 Oct 2020
               • Marketing                                                                   research only and leads to advanced       Postgraduate Certificate in
               • Sport Leadership and                 Take your career to the next level     academic and theoretical knowledge        Professional Accounting                                                            Master of Applied Finance
                 Management                           with this research master’s degree     in a specialist area.                                                               Master of Professional
                                                      and research an area of your           Duration        3-6 years                 Ideal for students with a bachelor’s      Accounting                               Select from a range of papers
              Duration    1 year F/T, 2 years P/T     interest. Includes a thesis.                                                     degree in any field interested in                                                  and gain skills for a wide range of
              Campus      City                                                               Campus          City & South              a career in accounting. Can lead          This professional master’s degree        financial fields. Ideal for students
                                                      Specialisations:
                                                                                             Starts          Any time                  to further study in the Master of         will equip you with the skills to        with a bachelor’s degree in any field.
              Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020        • Accounting                                                                                                                                                       Includes an applied project.
                                                                                                                                       Professional Accounting.                  change careers and become an
                                                       • Economics
                                                                                                                                                                                 accountant.
                                                       • Finance                                                                       Duration      4 months F/T,                                                        Duration    12-16 months F/T,
              Postgraduate Certificate in              • Information Systems1                                                                        8 months P/T               Duration     16 months F/T,                           2-4 years P/T
              Business                                 • International Business                                                        Campus        City                                    3 years P/T                  Campus      City
                                                       • Management                                                                                                             Campus       City
              Develop advanced level business          • Marketing                                                                     Starts        2 Mar & 27 Oct 2020                                                  Starts      2 Mar & 27 Oct 2020
              skills, and prepare for further study    • Sport Leadership and                                                                                                   Starts       2 Mar & 27 Oct 2020
              in a specialisation in the Master of       Management
              Business.                               Duration    1½ years F/T,              1. Name change subject to CUAP approval
              Duration    ½ year F/T,                             3 years P/T
                          1 year P/T                  Campus      City                       KEY
              Campus      City                        Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020      F/T full-time     P/T part-time

              Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020


                                                                                                                                                “I had eight years’ experience in the area of human resources, and could see
                                                                                                                                                that the Master of Business would enable me to marry my previous work
                 WORLD-LEADING RESEARCH                                                                                                         experience with my desire to lay ground for doctoral research in this area
                                                                                                                                                in the future. AUT is a marvellous melting pot. It has students of different
                 We believe in high-quality research that addresses important societal challenges. Our world-class                              ages, abilities, ethnicities, backgrounds and worldviews. Peer learning is
                 researchers work in all major disciplines in business and economics, and in our multidisciplinary                              therefore fabulous, and the exchange of different ideas contributes to the
                 research centres. At the heart of our research is collaborative engagement with our external stakeholders                      overall learning process. Despite being new to New Zealand when I joined
                 in business, the professions, government and the community.                                                                    AUT, I felt at home from day one, and that speaks volumes of the
                 Our research centres and groups include:                                                                                       spirit of inclusion that AUT stands for. AUT offered me plenty of
                   • Accounting for Social Impact Research Group            • Gender and Diversity Research Group                               opportunities to mingle with other students and academic staff,
                   • Auckland Centre for Financial Research                 • New Zealand Work Research Institute                               and create a support system for myself.”
                   • Centre for Occupational Health and Safety                                                                                  Meghana Lama
                     Research                                                                                                                   India
                                                                                                                                                Human Resource Analyst, Auckland Transport
                                                                                                                                                Master of Business




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PROGRAMMES
              Postgraduate Diploma in                    Postgraduate Diploma in                  Postgraduate Diploma in                 Postgraduate Certificate in              Postgraduate Diploma in                Master of Business
              Business Management                        Global Business                          Marketing                               Business Administration                  Business Administration                Administration
              Ideal for students with a bachelor’s       Develop an understanding of global       Become familiar with key marketing      Gain the skills to further your          Develop skills to further your         Aimed at aspiring business leaders,
              degree in any field interested in          business and cross-border activities.    principles. Suitable for students       business career in as little as four     business career or for further study   the AUT MBA develops your
              a career in management. Choose             Ideal for students with a bachelor’s     with a bachelor’s degree in any field   months. Designed for aspiring            in the MBA. Aimed at aspiring          leadership skills and is an invaluable
              from a wide range of management            degree in any field interested in a      interested in a career in marketing.    business leaders, and can lead to        business leaders, with a wide          tool to further your business career.
              papers.                                    career in international business.                                                further study in the MBA.                selection of papers.
                                                                                                  Duration    8 months F/T,                                                                                               Duration    12-16 months F/T,
              Duration    8 months F/T,                 Duration     8 months F/T,                            16 months P/T               Duration    4-6 months F/T,              Duration    8-12 months F/T,                       2-4 years P/T
                          16 months P/T                              16 months P/T                Campus      City                                    8-16 months P/T                          16-32 months P/T           Campus      City
              Campus      City                          Campus       City                         Starts      2 Mar & 27 Oct 2020         Campus      City                         Campus      City                       Starts      6 Jan, 2 Mar, 28 Apr, 22
              Starts      2 Mar & 27 Oct 2020           Starts       2 Mar & 27 Oct 2020                                                  Starts      6 Jan, 2 Mar, 28 Apr, 22     Starts      6 Jan, 2 Mar, 28 Apr, 22               June, 17 Aug & 12 Oct
                                                                                                                                                      June, 17 Aug & 12 Oct                    June, 17 Aug & 12 Oct                  2020
                                                                                                  Master of Marketing                                 2020                                     2020
              Master of Business                         Master of Global Business
              Management                                                                          Ideal for students with a bachelor’s
                                                         Develop the skills to understand         degree in any field interested in
              Gain the skills to become a manager.       global business. Ideal for students      studying marketing at master’s level.
              Ideal for students with a bachelor’s       with a bachelor’s degree in any field.   Includes an applied project.
              degree in any field interested in          Includes an applied project.
                                                                                                  Duration    12-16 months F/T,
              management. Includes an applied           Duration     12-16 months F/T,                        2-4 years P/T
              project.                                               2-4 years P/T                Campus      City
              Duration    12-16 months F/T,             Campus       City
                          2-4 years P/T                                                           Starts      2 Mar & 27 Oct 2020
                                                        Starts       2 Mar & 27 Oct 2020
              Campus      City
              Starts      2 Mar & 27 Oct 2020




                                                                                                                                                   “I really felt that my lecturers and supervisors were invested in my development,
                                                “In my work at Google, I often use the critical thinking skills and the self-                      and would go out of their way to provide any assistance, advice or opportunities
                                                awareness I developed through my studies at AUT to understand my                                   they could. In the final year of my bachelor’s degree, I had begun to read a lot of
                                                clients better and help them to grow their businesses in more meaningful                           literature on laboratory experiments and incentives to promote charitable giving.
                                                ways. In my interview with Google they asked me to tell them who I was                             The literature had identified donors that show ‘irrational behaviour’ when faced
                                               outside of the workplace. Before living in New Zealand, I wouldn’t have                             with essentially identical subsidies. For my Bachelor of Business (Honours) research
                                               known how to respond to this as my life was all about my work. My time in                           I investigated if we could expand on this effect and further nudge participants
                                                New Zealand allowed me to learn more about my personality and discover                             to donate more using nonlinear subsidies for charitable giving against
                                                the things that give me fulfilment outside of the office.”                                         equivalent linear subsidies.”
                                                Nga Bui (Natalie)                                                                                  Jordan Sanford
                                                Vietnam                                                                                            Graduate Financial Risk Analyst, New Zealand Treasury
                                                Industry Manager, Google Singapore, Singapore                                                      Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Economics
                                                Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing                                                                  with First Class Honours
                                                                                                                                                   Bachelor of Business in Economics and Finance




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  COMMUNICATION
     STUDIES
                                   TOP 200
                                   WORLDWIDE
                                  for communication
                                   and media studies


Ranked in the top 200
worldwide in the QS World
University Subject Rankings
2019, communication
studies at AUT prepares
you for rewarding career
options across many exciting
industries. Our research-active
academic staff are known as
experts in communications          State-of-the-art
and media studies, and our           radio studio
industry standard facilities
include well-equipped TV
and radio studios, sound and
editing suites and a live news
media centre. Study with us
and you’ll be equipped for the
next evolution on the media
horizon. It’s one of many
reasons why our alumni are
highly-regarded around the
world and regularly win media       Cutting edge
awards.                              TV studios




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           PROGRAMMES
              POSTGRADUATE STUDY

              Postgraduate Certificate in              Master of                                Master of Philosophy
              Communication Studies                    Communication Studies
                                                                                                Focus on a particular area of interest       WORLD-LEADING RESEARCH
              Explore a range of topics - from         Research an area of your interest in     with this research-only master’s
                                                                                                                                             Our world-class researchers have expertise across the field of communication studies,
              investigative journalism to              the field of communication studies.      degree.
                                                                                                                                             including Asia-Pacific media, journalism, media performance, multimodal analysis;
              screenwriting, and from digital          Your thesis could include a creative     Duration    1 year F/T,
              media to public relations.               component – from a screenplay to                                                      online, social and digital media; political economy of communication, popular culture,
                                                                                                            2 years P/T                      public relations and radio. We’re committed to innovative, critical and creative
                                                       digital media or a PR campaign.
              Duration    ½ year F/T,                                                           Campus      City                             research that advances knowledge, serves the community, and helps our students
                          1 year P/T                   Duration    1½ years F/T,
                                                                                                Starts      Any time                         become future leaders in the communication and media industry.
              Campus      City                                     3 years P/T
                                                       Campus      City                                                                      Our research centres include:
              Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020
                                                       Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020        Doctor of Philosophy                          • Centre for Performance Research
                                                                                                                                              • Journalism, Media and Democracy Centre
              Postgraduate Diploma in                                                           This degree is undertaken by                  • Multimodal Research Centre
              Communication Studies                                                             research only and leads to advanced           • Pacific Media Centre
                                                                                                academic and theoretical knowledge            • Popular Culture Research Centre
              Select papers that best suit your                                                 in a specialist area.
              interests or choose a pathway in                                                  Duration    3-6 years
              which you can develop your creative
              and professional practice.                                                        Campus      City
                                                                                                Starts      Any time
              Pathways:
               • Digital Media
               • Journalism
               • Public Relations                                                                                         KEY
               • Screen Production                                                                                        F/T full-time

              Duration    1 year F/T,                                                                                     P/T part-time
                          2 years P/T
              Campus      City
              Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020




                                                “The first thing I notice every day when I arrive at AUT is how many people               “In my mind, AUT is almost synonymous with communication studies. It was the
                                               of different races, cultures and backgrounds there are; all mingling together.             logical choice if I want to be where the people who are at the spearpoint of my
                                              I feel right at home. Everything you need is provided on campus, so make the                research are. I’m hoping the knowledge I’m gaining through my studies will inform
                                             most of it to make your AUT journey comfortable and enjoyable. There are so                  whatever comes after. It’s nice to return to study after nine years away, and find
                                          many excellent facilities for students and even for students’ families. My partner              that my thoughts are valued and that there’s an entire ecosystem of knowledge that
                                         and my children especially enjoy the comforts of the parents’ room in the library. I             can help me express them. The academic staff are knowledgeable of, and engaged
                                           can have them with me, and they work on their homework or watch a DVD until                    with, the topics they discuss. I enjoy being encouraged to pursue my ideas and look
                                                 I’m done and we go home.”                                                                to the research that has been done to expand on them.”
                                                     Stephanie Tapungu                                                                    Ben Moore
                                                      Papua New Guinea                                                                    Master of Communication Studies student
                                                      Doctor of Philosophy candidate




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      CREATIVE
    TECHNOLOGIES
                                    Entrepreneurial
                                        focused
                                    degree structure



See yourself as a creative
entrepreneur? Study our
postgraduate programmes in
creative technologies to turn
your creative ideas into reality.
At AUT, you’ll experiment with
things like augmented reality,
robotics, gaming development
tools, e-textiles, electronics
                                    Mixed discipline
and sound engineering within            degree
a collaborative project-based
studio environment. Your
knowledge will be in demand
within a wide range of cutting-
edge industries. The world
is changing fast, and people
with imagination, advanced
technological knowledge and
entrepreneurial skills will be
the ones to shape it.


                                     Access to high-
                                    tech labs network




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PROGRAMMES

              POSTGRADUATE STUDY

              Postgraduate Certificate in                   Master of Creative                      Master of Philosophy
              Creative Technologies¹                        Technologies
                                                                                                    Focus on a particular area of interest
              Interested in innovation and                  Focused on entrepreneurship and         with this research-only master’s
              entrepreneurship? Explore how to              innovation, this degree can help you    degree.
              bring creative ideas to life.                 turn your creative idea into reality.   Duration    1 year F/T,
                                                            Includes a research project, often                  2 years P/T
              Duration        ½ year F/T,
                                                            for industry.
                              1 year P/T                                                            Campus      City
              Campus          City                          Duration    1½ years F/T,
                                                                        3 years P/T                 Starts      Any time
              Starts          24 Feb 2020
                                                            Campus      City
              1. New programme, subject to CUAP approval
                                                            Starts      24 Feb 2020                 Doctor of Philosophy




                                                                                                                                                N
              KEY
              F/T full-time
                                                                                                    This degree is undertaken by
              P/T part-time
                                                                                                    research only and leads to advanced
                                                                                                    academic and theoretical knowledge
                                                                                                    in a specialist area.
                                                                                                    Duration    3-6 years
                       WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES                                                       Campus      City
                       Our world-class labs are hubs for sharing expertise and                      Starts      Any time
                       research outcomes, and include the 3D Lab, Mobile
                       Innovation Network Australasia (MINA) Lab, Motion Capture
                       Lab, PIGsty (Play Interactivity and Games) Lab, Sentience Lab
                       and the Textile and Design Lab. We’re proud of our strong
                       partnerships with businesses and the community, and our
                       researchers and postgraduate students often collaborate with                                                               NORTH
                       industry organisations on research or other projects.                                                                      CAMPUS

                                                                                                                                             The North Campus
                                                                                                                                             is home to our
                                                                                                                                             education, health
                                                                                                                                             sciences, and sport
                                              “No Six is a digital ecosystem that produces content and inspires young content                and recreation
                                               creators in disadvantaged communities to find what they love and be inspired                  programmes. Just a
                                               by their creations. We’ve been in operation for one year and our business is                  short shuttle bus trip
                                               thriving. I would highly recommend studying creative technologies at AUT. The
                                                                                                                                             from our City Campus,
                                              programmes challenge you to be both creative and critical, and the creative
                                              environment allows innovation to thrive. The academic staff are renowned for
                                                                                                                                             the North Campus
                                                     their expertise and industry connections – they’re supportive of students               provides all the
                                                           and go the extra mile. As creative technologies is a relatively new area          facilities you need for
                                                             of study, there’s also an opportunity to be innovative and stake a              a successful university
                                                              claim in this emerging field.”                                                 experience.
                                                              Niko Meredith
                                                               Co-director, No Six
                                                                Master of Creative Technologies
                                                                Bachelor of Creative Technologies




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      EDUCATION
                                  Expert lecturers
                                    in specialist
                                      education
                                   disciplines and
                                 education research
Our postgraduate education
programmes focus on
preparing you for the
challenges of future-focused
education. Whether you’re
planning to become a teacher
through our one-year Master
of Teaching and Learning
or want to advance your           Fast track your
education career through one     degree – one-year
of our other postgraduate        Master of Teaching
programmes, at AUT you’ll find     and Learning
                                     (Primary)
all the support, encouragement
and inspiration you’ll need
to further your career in
education. As a postgraduate
and research student,
you’ll work in collaboration
with academic staff who
are internationally known
as experts in the fields of
pedagogy, education policy,       Collaborative and
e-learning and educational        interactive classes
leadership.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PROGRAMMES
              Bachelor of Arts (Honours)               Postgraduate Certificate in                Postgraduate Certificate in            Master of Teaching and                   Postgraduate Diploma in                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                       Education                                  Educational Leadership                 Learning (Primary)                       Higher Education
              Prepare yourself for higher-level                                                                                                                                                                            This degree is undertaken by
              careers or further study with this       Develop advanced knowledge and             Gain the skills for leadership         Study this one-year professional         Explore teaching and learning            research only and leads to advanced
              honours degree, which includes a         critical analysis skills in the field of   roles in the education sector with     qualification to become a teacher.       and other aspects influencing            academic and theoretical knowledge
              dissertation.                            education through our postgraduate         this one-semester programme.           Includes a teaching practicum.           higher education. Designed               in a specialist area.
              Specialisation:                          level papers.                              Aimed at experienced education                                                  for professionals in the higher          Duration   3-6 years
                                                                                                                                         Duration     1 year F/T,
               • Education                                                                        professionals.                                                                  education sector.
                                                       Duration     ½ year F/T, 2 years P/T                                                           up to 3 years P/T                                                    Campus     North
              Duration         1 year F/T,             Campus       North & South                 Duration    ½ year F/T, 2 years P/T    Campus       North                       Duration    3-4 years P/T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Starts     Any time
                               up to 2 years P/T       Starts       24 Feb & 13 July 2020         Campus      North & South              Starts       13 Jan 2020                 Campus      North
              Campus           North & South                                                      Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020                                               Starts      Early Feb & July 2020
              Starts           24 Feb & 13 July 2020   Master of Education                                                               Postgraduate Certificate in
                                                                                                  Master of Educational                  Higher Education                         Master of Philosophy
                                                       Develop advanced knowledge and
                                                       understanding of education, and
                                                                                                  Leadership                             Already working in higher                Focus on a particular area of interest
                                                       pursue an area of personal interest        Gain the skills to be an outstanding   education? Complete the                  with this research-only master’s
                                                       through research.                          leader in an educational               Postgraduate Certificate in Higher       degree.
                                                                                                  environment. You have the option       Education.
                                                       Duration     1½ years F/T,                                                                                                 Duration    1 year F/T, 2 years P/T
                                                                    4 years P/T                   to include a research project.         Duration     2 years P/T
                                                                                                  Aimed at experienced education                                                  Campus      North
                                                       Campus       North & South                                                        Campus       North                       Starts      Any time
                                                                                                  professionals.
                                                       Starts       24 Feb & 13 July 2020                                                Starts       Early Feb & July 2020
                                                                                                  Duration    1½ years F/T,
                                                                                                              4 years P/T
                  KEY                                                                             Campus      North & South
                  F/T   full-time   P/T part-time                                                 Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020




               WORLD-LEADING RESEARCH
               At AUT’s School of Education, we believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class
               researchers and research strengths across education. Our research-active staff are widely known for
               their expertise in all areas of the education sector – from education policy, the changing nature of public
               education and mindfulness for teachers, to educational leadership and leadership development, equity
               culture and diversity, and the philosophy of education.                                                                            “The Master of Educational Leadership was strongly recommended by a
                                                                                                                                                  friend. She spoke highly of the programme content, learning environment
                                                                                                                                                  and the lecturers at AUT, calling the programme ‘a transformative
                                                                                                                                                  education opportunity to learn about leadership for the 21st century’.
                                                                                                                                                  The opportunity to mix with others with a passion for education was
                                                                                                                                                  an exciting journey, and I loved meeting other educators outside my
                                                                                                                                                  school community. I’m continuously sharing my learning, research
                                                                                                                                                  and ideas with my colleagues, and I have applied my newly learnt
                                                                                                                                                  leadership theories to my roles of dean, teacher and Board of
                                                                                                                                                  Trustees representative.”
                                                                                                                                                  Cushla Shepherd
                                                                                                                                                  Year 8 Teacher / Lower Middle School Dean, Orewa College
                                                                                                                                                  Master of Educational Leadership




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   ENGINEERING,
    COMPUTER &                     21 internationally
                                  recognised research
   MATHEMATICAL                         centres

     SCIENCES


Study engineering, computing
or mathematical sciences
and play a leading role in
the technological, social
and economic development                  5
                                         OUT OF 5

of the world today. Our
teaching and research staff
are among the best in New            5 out of 5 rated
Zealand and internationally.      ‘Excellent’ for our IT
                                      infrastructure
Our postgraduate computing,
mathematics and engineering
programmes have the
highest standards in student
experience, and our alumni
are highly sought-after by
employers around the world.
With access to outstanding
facilities you’ll be equipped
to make industry-leading            State-of-the-art
discoveries in collaboration          Engineering,
with classmates, research staff      Computer and
                                     Mathematical
and partner organisations.         Sciences building




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           PROGRAMMES
              Postgraduate Certificate in               Bachelor of Science (Honours)             Master of Science                       Postgraduate Certificate in                 Master of Construction                    Master of Philosophy
              Computer and Information                                                                                                    Engineering                                 Management
              Sciences                                  Prepare yourself for higher-level         Within this 180-point programme                                                                                               Focus on a particular area of interest
                                                        careers or further postgraduate study     you’ll undertake a research             Take your career to the next level          Further your knowledge of how             with this research-only master’s
              Explore the latest thinking and           with this honours degree, which           project in an area of computer and      and explore the latest developments         to manage complex construction            degree.
              developments in computer and              includes a dissertation.                  mathematical sciences, supervised by    in engineering through our range of         projects. Aimed at construction           Duration    1 year F/T, 2 years P/T
              information sciences, and choose                                                    our expert staff.                       postgraduate papers.                        professionals.
                                                        Duration    1 year F/T, 2 years P/T
              from a wide range of papers.                                                                                                                                                                                      Campus      City & South
                                                                                                  Duration    1 year F/T,                 Duration    ½ year F/T, 1 year P/T          Duration    1 year F/T, 2 years P/T
                                                        Campus      City                                                                                                                                                        Starts      Any time
              Duration        ½ year F/T, 1 year P/T                                                          2 years P/T
                                                        Starts      24 Feb 2020                                                           Campus      City                            Campus      City
              Campus          City                                                                Campus      City
                                                                                                                                          Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020           Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020
              Starts          24 Feb & 13 July 2020                                               Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020                                                                                             Doctor of Philosophy
                                                        Postgraduate Certificate in
                                                        Science                                                                           Postgraduate Diploma in                     Master of Engineering Project             This degree is undertaken by
              Postgraduate Diploma in                                                             Master of Analytics                     Engineering                                 Management                                research only and leads to advanced
              Computer and Information                  Broaden your knowledge of computer                                                                                                                                      academic and theoretical knowledge
                                                        and mathematical sciences, and select     Develop advanced analytics              Explore the latest trends in                Advance your project management           in a specialist area.
              Sciences                                                                            and database skills as well as an
                                                        from our wide range of postgraduate                                               engineering and advance your                skills and further your career as an      Duration    3-6 years
                                                        papers.                                   understanding of the latest theory,     engineering knowledge with our              engineering professional.
              Choose from a variety of papers,
                                                                                                  tools and techniques. Includes a        selection of postgraduate papers.                                                     Campus      City & South
              and stay up-to-date with the latest       Duration    ½ year F/T, 1 year P/T                                                                                            Duration    1 year F/T, 2 years P/T
                                                                                                  research project.                                                                                                             Starts      Any time
              developments in computer and                                                                                                Duration    1 year F/T, 2 years P/T
              information sciences.                     Campus      City                          Duration    1½ years F/T,                                                           Campus      City
                                                        Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020                     3 years P/T                 Campus      City                            Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020
              Duration        1 year F/T, 2 years P/T
                                                                                                  Campus      City                        Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020
              Campus          City
                                                        Postgraduate Diploma in                   Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020                                                   Master of IT Project
              Starts          24 Feb & 13 July 2020
                                                        Science                                                                           Master of Engineering                       Management
                                                        Advance your understanding of             Master of Information                   Investigate the latest developments
              Master of Computer and                                                                                                                                                  Gain the skills to design, implement
                                                        computer and mathematical sciences        Security and Digital Forensics          in the field of engineering. Includes       and manage software development
              Information Sciences
                                                        in as little as one year. Choose from a                                           either a thesis or a research project in    projects throughout their life cycle.
                                                        wide range of papers.                     This programme addresses the need       engineering.
              Explore the latest developments                                                                                                                                         Duration    1 year F/T, 2-3 years P/T
                                                                                                  for professionals in the field of the
              – from artificial intelligence to         Duration    1 year F/T, 2 years P/T                                               Duration    1-1½ years F/T,
                                                                                                  security of computer systems and                                                    Campus      City
              information systems and software                                                    networks. Includes a thesis or a                    2-3 years P/T
              systems engineering. Includes a           Campus      City
                                                                                                  research project.                                                                   Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020
                                                                                                                                          Campus      City
              thesis or research project.               Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020
                                                                                                  Duration    1½ years F/T,               Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020
              Duration        1½ years F/T,                                                                   3 years P/T
                              3 years P/T
                                                                                                  Campus      City
              Campus          City
                                                                                                  Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020
              Starts          24 Feb & 13 July 2020

                                                                                                                                                     “There’s a growing interest in electrical vehicles as a replacement for conventional
                                                                                                                                                     internal combustion engine vehicles. However, the increasing usage of electrical
              KEY
                                                                                                                                                     vehicles may result in congestion in electricity consumption, which means more
              F/T full-time      P/T part-time
                                                                                                                                                     investment needs to be made to upgrade our power system to accommodate this.
                                                                                                                                                     My research aims to develop a smart charging strategy that can charge as many
                                                                                                                                                     electrical vehicles as possible without violating the system’s restrictions. In the first
                                                                                                                                                     year of my PhD, AUT became the first university in New Zealand to launch an
                                                                                                                                                     electric bus, travelling between the different campuses. I was so proud to
                                                                                                                                                     have the chance to participate in this project, and research the potential
                                                                                                                                                     impact of electric buses on the electricity grid.”
                                                                                                                                                     Jun Su
                                                                                                                                                     China
                                                                                                                                                     Doctor of Philosophy candidate



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     Research is our strength, and we have a strong focus on research in collaboration with
     our many industry partners. Our research expertise ranges from artificial intelligence to
     astronomy, and from robotics and mechatronics to power and energy engineering. As a
     postgraduate student, you’ll learn from globally renowned academic staff and have access
     to our world-class research institutes and facilities.
     Our research centres, groups and initiatives include:
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       Research                                       • Science, Technology, Engineering and
     • Centre for Kode Technology Innovation            Mathematics Tertiary Education Centre
     • Centre for Robotics and Vision                 • Software Engineering Research
     • Centre for Signals and Systems                   Laboratory
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                                                                                                                 CAMPUS

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                                                                                                            a vibrant and growing
                   “What I like about the Master of Construction Management is that it focuses on the       campus located in the
                   actual construction environment, not only in New Zealand but around the world.           heart of Manukau.
                    I would definitely recommend this degree to other professionals in my industry          We offer a wide range
                    because it will enhance your skills and help you develop your career in a better way.   of programmes at all
                        AUT focuses on preparing students for careers that could influence not only         levels of study with
                             the local environment but also global society. Additionally, the university    the convenience of a
                               environment is designed to cater to the different needs of students, with    campus located close to
                                 good spaces and technology to support the study process.”                  home.
                                  Alexandra Arenilla Cuervo
                                   Colombia
                                   Master of Construction Management student




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