Prospectus 2020 - Times Higher Education

Prospectus 2020 - Times Higher Education

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Prospectus 2020 - Times Higher Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                   IN NEW ZEALAND



                                                                                                                                                 OUT OF 5


                                                                                                                                                                              Top 1.2%: Ranked in the world’s top 301-350 universities
                                                                                                                                                                            (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019).

Disclaimer: Although every reasonable effort is made to ensure accuracy, the information in this document is provided as a general guide                                   #1 global research impact: Ranked #1 in New Zealand for the
only for students and is subject to change. All students enrolling at AUT should consult its official document, the AUT Calendar, which is                                 number of times our research is cited globally (Times Higher
available online at, to ensure that they are aware of, and comply with, all regulations, requirements and policies.                                                 Education World University Rankings 2019).
The information contained in this Prospectus was correct at the time of print, January 2019.
Image on page 22 by Jason Mann Photography.                                                                                                                                                     5 out of 5: QS Stars University Ranking.
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                                                                  Welcome to Auckland
                                                                  University of Technology.

                                                                  More than 29,000 students from 150 countries study at AUT across our
                                                                  three campuses in Auckland’s central business district, on the North Shore
                                                                  and in Manukau, making us one of the largest universities in New Zealand.
About AUT
                                                                  AUT is ranked in the top 1-2% of universities worldwide as assessed by
                                                                  both QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education. We

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                                                                  are recognised by Times Higher Education as the third highest ranked
                                              Business &          university in New Zealand and 22nd in the world for international outlook.
Architecture           Art & Design           Economics           13 of our subject areas are world-ranked and we are rated a five-star
                                                                  university by QS.

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                                                                  At AUT we aim to provide our students with exceptional learning
                                                                  experiences that combine the best of digital resources and technologies
Communication          Creative                                   with the best teaching techniques and practice. Our students learn in an
Studies                Technologies           Education           engaging environment which encourages them to participate and develop
                                                                  their own views, to challenge and be challenged, and not only to acquire
                                                                  knowledge but also to apply it in real situations. Students are connected

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                                                                  to industry and business through work placements, internships and
Computer &                                    Hospitality,        entrepreneurial programmes, and engage with the community through
Mathematical                                  Tourism &           volunteering and leadership initiatives.
Sciences               Health Sciences        Events
                                                                  AUT has 950 doctoral students and more than 60 research institutes
                                                                  and centres. We undertake international research in a wide spectrum of

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                                              Māori &             fields across all 17 schools within the University, with projects ranging
Language                                      Indigenous          from biotechnology, epidemiology, rehabilitation, astronomy and
& Culture              Law                    Development         artificial intelligence, to data science, human nutrition and metabolism,
                                                                  communications and economics, amongst others, and have award-
                                                                  winning academics in these fields.

Science           82   Social Sciences
                       & Public Policy   86   Sport &
                                              Recreation     90   I hope this Prospectus provides you with some useful information about
                                                                  AUT. I look forward to welcoming you to our university.

                                                                  Derek McCormack
Applying to AUT

                                                                      Te whakatupu i te kōunga, i te mana             To foster excellence, equity and ethics
                                                                      taurite me ngā tikanga matatika, i ngā          in learning, teaching, research and
                                                                      pūkenga ako, i ngā pūkenga whakaako             scholarship, and in so doing serve our
                                                                      me te āta rangahau hei hāpai i ngā              regional, national and international
                                                                      hāpori whānui o te motu, otirā, o te ao.        communities.

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AUT City Campus

                             CHOOSE FROM OVER

      3 campuses &
   3 specialist facilities
                             COURSES OF STUDY

60+ research centres and
 institutes with world-
     class expertise

   9 out of 10 students
 would recommend AUT
 as a great place to study

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Students at AUT City Campus

                              “AUT offers an innovative, forward-thinking approach to education.
                              The academic staff are willing to think outside the box and don’t
                              believe that one size fits all. I met some of the best people I know
                              during my time at AUT, both academic staff and peers. The friends
                              I made and the colleagues I had the privilege of working with and
                              being mentored by made my time at AUT one of the best of my life.”
                              Erin Bowerman
                              Master of Sport and Exercise

                              “AUT is the university for a changing world, not only because it
                              offers industry relevant knowledge, it also gives students exposure
                              to international experiences and encourages them to develop
                              their C skills – collaboration, co-operation, community, curiosity,
                              communication and creativity. This helps create great graduates who
                              are ready to take on new challenges within the future of work.”
                              Tracy Han
                              Bachelor of Arts in International Studies & Bachelor of Business in Human
                              Resource Management and Employment Relations conjoint programmes

                              “I decided to study at AUT because of the reputation of its PhD
                              supervisors who are highly committed to students. I wanted to study
                              at a university that provides world-leading education that is globally
                              respected and gives students access to advanced knowledge of the
                              theory and practice in their field.”
                              Egide Kalisa
                              Doctor of Philosophy – Science

                              “I’ll forever be an advocate for AUT. I loved all the opportunities I was
                              given – from the CO.STARTERS@AUT entrepreneurship programme
                              to the AUT Internz and the Summer of Tech internship programmes.
                              I feel that at AUT I was treated as an individual, had a voice, and was
                              pointed towards opportunities that would further my career and my
                              personal development.”
                              Matthias Bachmann
                              Bachelor of Creative Technologies

                              “The first thing I notice every day when I arrive at AUT is how many
                              people of different races, cultures and backgrounds there are; all
                              mingling together. I feel right at home among them. Everything you
                              need is provided on campus, and there are so many excellent facilities
                              for students and even for students’ families.”
                              Stephanie Tapungu
                              Papua New Guinea
                              Doctor of Philosophy – Communication Studies

                              “The world is changing and the job market is too. I believe AUT
                              prepares students for this modern world by including workplace
                              experience as part of most programmes, and focusing on lifelong
                              learning and the skills needed in today’s workplaces.”
                              Jeremiah Chia
                              Bachelor of Business in Accounting

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    Stroke is the second cause of           Data from app users that opt in is
    death worldwide and a leading           now contributing to the world’s
    cause of disability - but research      largest collaborative mobile
    at AUT is set to play a vital role in   health project - the RIBURST
    preventing these casualties.            study: Reducing the International
                                            Burden of Stroke Using Mobile
    A clinical trial that has the support
                                            Technology - which involves
    of the World Stroke Organization
                                            300 stroke researchers in 102
    has been developed by AUT
    Professor Valery Feigin to test a
    new approach aimed at reducing          Valery, who was awarded the
    the worldwide incidence of stroke       McDiarmid Medal of the Royal
    by half within the next 10 years.       Society of NZ and the World
                                            Stroke Organization President’s
    “Each year, more than 14 million
                                            Award for his “outstanding
    people suffer a stroke. Cutting
                                            contribution to stroke research
    that number in half would have
                                            and prevention”, is also co-chair
    huge implications – not just for
                                            for the neurology section of the
    stroke, but for a raft of non-
                                            Global Burden of Disease (GBD)
    communicable diseases.”
                                            study, run by the Institute of
    One of the most cited scientists        Health Metrics and Evaluation at
    in New Zealand, Valery says             the University of Washington.
    while his goal is ambitious, it is
                                            Despite the international demand
    achievable with his novel strategy
                                            for Valery’s expertise, his research
    that combines medication and
                                            activity remains firmly centred at
    technology to combat stroke.
                                            AUT where he is the director of
    Formulating breakthrough                the National Institute for Stroke
    research is not a first for Valery,     and Applied Neurosciences.
    who is recognised internationally
                                            Having world-renowned
    for his pioneering work in
                                            academics at AUT brings
    epidemiology, prevention and
                                            a massive pay-off for the
    management of stroke and
                                            University’s highly-connected
    traumatic brain injury.
                                            community of researchers.
    An award-winning stroke
                                            In a collaboration with The
    assessment app, Stroke
                                            Lancet Neurology and the GBD
    Riskometer, developed by Valery,
                                            study, AUT recently hosted the
    has been translated into 14
                                            Global Burden of Disease Brain
    languages and downloaded more
                                            Summit which brought together
    than 150,000 times by people in
                                            the world’s leading minds on
    78 countries.
                                            neurological disorders.

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Imagine being able to predict           KEDRI researchers are working on
when the next big earthquake will       a number of major international
happen so you can warn people           AI projects with the EU and China,
in advance. Or determining an           including the €2.2m research
individual’s risk of developing         exchange project PANTHER.
Alzheimer’s Disease in the future.
                                        In AUT’s own labs, postgraduate
Or knowing which choice a
                                        students like PhD candidates
person will make before they
                                        Zohreh and Maryam Doborjeh,
know themselves.
                                        both from Iran, are making
These are just a few of the             breakthroughs of their own, under
artificial intelligence (AI) projects   the guidance of their supervisors.
being undertaken by researchers
                                        In one experiment, participants
at AUT who are part of the
                                        were asked to watch a video of
University’s AI Initiative.
                                        different beverage logos while
Underpinning a number of these          their brain data was recorded
AI projects is a groundbreaking         using an EEG headset and the
machine learning system called          data was then synced with the
NeuCube, developed by Professor         computational power of the
Nik Kasabov, that mimics the way        NeuCube.
our brains learn and recognise
                                        The result? It was possible
                                        to predict a participant’s
Massive investment is being             subconscious decision, like
made in AI around the world but,        beverage choice, 0.2 seconds after
even with intense international         the presentation of the stimuli,
competition, the NeuCube and            which is before they consciously
Nik and his team’s research are         perceived the beverage.
capturing global attention.
                                        Maryam, who specialises in
“At AUT’s Knowledge Engineering         machine learning, says witnessing
and Discovery Research Institute        the NeuCube algorithm work was
(KEDRI) we are focused on new AI        amazing.
methods and technologies called
                                        “The brain is an amazing thing – it
‘Brain-Inspired AI’,” says Nik, who
                                        learns and remembers things and
is the director of KEDRI and an
                                        can recognise them before the
advisory professor at Shanghai
                                        person can. To get a computer to
Jiao Tong University in China.
                                        be able to do that will change the
NeuCube is already being used           way we all live.”
in 25 labs around the world and

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     Before Sofie Heaphy graduated        (18 hours), employability
     from AUT with her Bachelor of        workshops and a reflection on the
     Health Science in Paramedicine       experiences.
     she had already organised a
                                          “AUT developed the AUT Edge
     student paramedic conference,
                                          Award to encourage students to
     volunteered for St John, acted as
                                          get involved with opportunities
     the New Zealand representative
                                          outside the classroom because
     for Student Paramedics
                                          real-life experiences give
     Australasia and co-ordinated
                                          graduates an incredible edge
     a month-long volunteer trip to
                                          with prospective employers,” says
     provide medical assistance in
                                          Anna Williams, director of Student
     clinics in Peru.
     “I helped organise a trip for 13
                                          Now working as an emergency
     students from our year to go to
                                          medical technician for St John,
     Peru where we volunteered for
                                          and about to embark on her
     a month working in clinics and
                                          internship to become a paramedic,
     villages, giving free medical help
                                          Sofie says the AUT Edge Award
     to some people who had never
                                          helped her land her dream job.
     seen a doctor in their lives.
                                          “The workshops on how to make
     “It was an eye-opener to how
                                          the perfect CV, cover letter and
     lucky we are in New Zealand and
                                          LinkedIn profile were extremely
     it helped develop our people
                                          helpful. The Employability team
     skills with patients who spoke no
                                          were always available to help and
                                          I was confident going into my
     Sofie was already involved in        interviews.”
     a number of extracurricular
                                          Sofie says working toward the
     opportunities at university when
                                          AUT Edge Award encouraged
     she realised her volunteering and
                                          her to take part in some amazing
     leadership activities could help
                                          experiences and it looks great on
     her earn the AUT Edge Award,
                                          her CV.
     alongside her paramedicine
     degree.                              “I’ve done something different to
                                          my peers and put myself out there
     To gain an AUT Edge Award,
                                          to increase my chances of having
     students must complete four
                                          a successful future.”
     components: volunteering (50
     hours), leadership or challenge

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As a keen young cricketer and          A senior lecturer in physiotherapy,
footballer Rohil Chauhan (pictured     Dr Steve White was one of the
right) spent his fair share of time    app developers and says Dynamic
with physiotherapists tending          Spine is a valuable teaching tool
to his sports injuries, and it was     that helps ensure students are
during these treatment sessions he     practising techniques correctly
ditched daydreams of becoming a        once they leave the classroom
Black Cap and began considering        because they can refer to the
a career in physiotherapy.             close-up videos of each technique
                                       being performed.
“I noticed that physios worked
with a wide range of people and        For Rohil, the opportunity to gain
issues. I always enjoyed interacting   work experience in clinical settings
with people and problem solving,       has also been hugely beneficial
so physiotherapy seemed like a         and helped identify his passion for
profession that ticked all the boxes   neurological and musculoskeletal
for me.”                               rehabilitation.
Rohil says he chose AUT’s              At AUT 93% of all undergraduate
physiotherapy degree because           students complete a work
of the highly-regarded, applied        placement or internship. Final-
nature of the teaching and             year physio students undertake
dedicated staff who want to see        multiple placements in hospitals
their students succeed.                and clinics, supervised by
                                       experienced physiotherapists.
Rohil says innovative teaching
tools and approaches – including       Rohil’s most recent placement
interactive apps co-developed          saw him spend four weeks at
by AUT academics – have really         Middlemore Hospital’s Acute
supported his learning.                Stroke Ward and another four
                                       weeks at their Better Breathing
“Apps like Dynamic Spine, which
                                       Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service.
focuses on the assessment and
management of musculoskeletal          “These placements have left me
disorders of the spine, allow us       excited about my future. I feel
to consolidate the practical skills    confident that I’m equipped with
we’re learning in our tutorials with   the right tools to be able to make
the help of short video clips and      a positive difference in people’s
interactive content.”                  quality of life.”

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     From Vodafone New Zealand            networks, before they graduate
     to Idea Lab in San Diego, more       and start looking for work
     than 3,300 organisations have        opportunities.
     provided 7,000 students with vital
                                          Paris Reardon (pictured), who
     work experience as part of AUT’s
                                          studied a Bachelor of Business
     Business Co-operative Education
                                          majoring in marketing and
                                          minoring in international
     In their final year of study, AUT    business, completed her
     business and economics students      workplace experience with DDB
     spend eight weeks with an            Group NZ.
     employer, putting their skills and
                                          “Having the opportunity to work
     knowledge to the test in the real
                                          in a real business environment
                                          allows you to understand how
     AUT senior lecturers and co-         the concepts and theories you
     operative education managers         are learning in class translate into
     Kate Coleman and Jenni Boys,         the real world. Most importantly, I
     who lead the co-ordination of        think the experience helps you to
     this massive programme, say the      develop your interpersonal skills
     placements give students the         and relationship building.
     opportunity to integrate theory
                                          “It gave me the opportunity to
     with practice and the realities of
                                          develop my knowledge of the
     the workplace.
                                          advertising industry and a foot in
     “It offers a natural transition      the door to my future career,” says
     between studies and the business     Paris, who has now secured a full-
     world. It’s a time when all the      time role with DDB Group NZ as a
     study and learning clicks into       business coordinator.
     place and our students have
                                          Benefits for final-year students
     the chance to apply what they
                                          aren’t the only pay-off. Reflections
     have learnt in a professional
                                          on employer feedback from
                                          the Co-operative Education
     “For our employers, the              programme have led to
     programme gives them access to       advancements in the Bachelor
     talented and motivated final-year    of Business degree, helping AUT
     students.”                           business and economics students
                                          become agile and adaptable
     The timing of the placements,
                                          thinkers who are equipped
     in the final year of study, means
                                          for today’s complex working
     students gain confidence and
     begin building their professional

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For elite athletes, success or        “Immunology research is
failure often hinges on the           contributing to a decline in illness
training and build-up that            in athletes but for some people
happens in the days, weeks,           it has been the hurdle that has
months and even years before a        prevented them from achieving or
sporting event.                       retaining elite status.”
The Sports Performance Research       Now an academic mentor for
Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ)        other promising researchers at
at AUT is a national hub for          AUT, Deborah is supervising
researchers who are focused on        a number of PhD candidates
improving human health, sports        including Lauren Keaney.
performance and long-term
                                      Lauren has worked with the
athletic development.
                                      Auckland Blues rugby team and
Dr Deborah Dulson (pictured           Vodafone Warriors league team
right) is one of the researchers      to monitor their vulnerability to
at SPRINZ involved in innovative      illness at different times during
projects aimed at giving elite        the season and pre-season
athletes an edge by protecting        training period.
them from illness and keeping
                                      Her research saw her take blood
them healthy.
                                      samples and analyse immune
Deborah’s research focuses on         markers, trying to identify certain
exercise and immunology, and          stressors - such as competing in
how different ways of exercising      the heat, travel, crossing multiple
or training impact the immune         time zones, intensified grouping
system.                               of games - and their impact.
For her PhD, Deborah explored the     More research needs to be carried
influence of caffeine on immune       out but one of the early findings
responses following strenuous         is that it is not a case of one-size-
exercise. She investigated the        fits-all for different athletes.
effects of both high and low doses
                                      “Some athletes are more prone
of caffeine on immune function
                                      than others. If you can identify
both at rest and following cycling
                                      them early, you can intervene to
in endurance trained athletes.
                                      help them.”
“With the immune system, the
                                      Other national sports teams
more we research it, the more we
                                      Deborah and Lauren are working
can give sports people the right
                                      with include the Black Sticks and
information to make them aware
                                      the Football Ferns.
of the times they are likely to get
sick and how to limit illness.”

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Complete a university degree or          AUT staff have also been vital in
take the plunge as an entrepreneur?      helping Parn and his co-founders
AUT engineering alumnus and              establish their start-up – from
Avice co-founder Parn Jones              the AUT professor who acts as
discovered it doesn’t have to be one     an advisor to the University’s
or the other.                            commercialisation team, AUT
Less than two years after
Parn completed his Master of             “We’re all geeks and nerds who
Engineering degree, his start-up         started this process knowing a
has released its first wearable          lot about technology and almost
device, edging them closer to their      nothing about commercialisation or
ultimate goal of licensing the core      intellectual property or how to go
technology.                              about getting funding, so the AUT
                                         Ventures team has been a huge
The device developed by the Avice
                                         help with that side of things,” says
team provides real-time feedback
during weight training exercises,
allowing individuals to train at their   AUT Ventures client outreach
optimal level for muscle growth.         manager Amber Taylor says the
                                         team is committed to fostering
Company director and CTO for
                                         student entrepreneurship.
Avice, Parn says he and his co-
founders came up with the idea           “We have access to seed funding
while working on their research          to kick-start business ideas
projects at AUT’s Institute of           and more substantial funding
Biomedical Technologies (IBTec).         opportunities available through our
                                         partners and investor networks.
“It was a really cool environment.
                                         We specialise in market validation,
I was studying and doing my
                                         intellectual property protection, and
research at IBTec and I was
                                         commercialisation strategy.”
surrounded by smart, likeminded
people working on interesting            Early successes for the Avice team
medical research and projects. Sam       and their idea have included awards
Paritotokkapron and Miguel Jo            and funding from AUT, Callaghan
Avila had an idea around portable        Innovation, KiwiNet and Zino
ultrasound technology and the            Ventures but Parn says they have
beginnings of Avice grew from            even bigger goals for the future.
there and conversations in the
                                         “We aim to be experts in using
IBTec kitchen.
                                         advanced technology to provide
“The conversations later went to         meaningful, science-based
AUT Millennium where we found            information to the weight training
Eric Helms who is also a co-             market to optimise muscular
founder and an expert on strength        fitness. We want the large wearable
and conditioning.”                       technology companies to be using
                                         our technology.”

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     Student numbers in engineering,       roof allows for more staff and
     and computer and mathematical         student collaborations, more
     sciences programmes have tripled      research and more networking.”
     at AUT over the past decade –
                                           Unique design features of the new
     from 1,200 students in degree
                                           18,000 m² building – including
     and postgraduate qualifications in
                                           exposed services in the ceilings
     2008 to more than 3,600 in 2018.
                                           and transparent walls in plant
     Strong industry demand for            rooms – mean it can be used as
     talented graduates has been           a teaching tool and ‘living lab’
     critical in driving that growth.      to provide students with more
                                           hands-on learning experiences.
     To ensure AUT’s graduates have
     the best foundation for success       “Students are able to test their
     in these competitive fields, AUT      theories on the building itself.
     has invested heavily in world-class   They can use dual air conditioning
     facilities.                           systems in one area and compare
                                           how they perform, they can get
     Now, students who undertake
                                           a first-hand look at what it takes
     study at AUT’s School of
                                           to make a building like this run
     Engineering, Computer and
                                           by studying the plant rooms and
     Mathematical Sciences are
                                           using the building’s management
     working in a state-of-the-art $120
                                           or automation system, and that’s
     million, multi-storey building.
                                           just the start.”
     Head of the School and Dean of
                                           For AUT, forward-thinking
     Engineering, Professor Enrico
                                           building developments like
     Haemmerle says the Nga Wai
                                           this one are an investment in
     Hono building on the AUT City
                                           tomorrow’s industry leaders and
     Campus has been purpose-
                                           in the students and researchers
     built to deliver a contemporary,
                                           who have the power to engineer a
     collaborative learning
                                           bright future.
     environment that prepares
     graduates for their future careers.
     “IT experts, engineers and
     mathematicians work together
     every day in most major
     businesses, so we believe that’s
     the way we need to teach. Having
     the three disciplines under one

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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.

Easy to get help                                              Settling into university life                               We speak your language
At AUT, we don’t want anything to get in the way of you       Studying at university can be quite an adjustment. That’s   Our students come from 150 countries, so we know
enjoying your student experience and achieving your           why AUT helps new students transition to university life    that sometimes it’s easier to have things explained in
goals. So no matter what the problem, the Student Hub         by delivering a wide-ranging orientation programme          your native language. That’s why many of our student
is here to help. You can find a Student Hub on each of        at the start of each semester. AUT Orientation is           ambassadors and Student Hub staff are multilingual and
our three campuses and our specialist staff can help          complemented by a fun social programme to help you          can clearly explain information if needed. We also have       Get involved in campus life
with anything from enrolment and student ID cards to          meet new friends and celebrate the exciting new journey     a dedicated AUT Chinese Centre, providing pastoral and
matters far beyond university like support with visa          you’re on. Yet Orientation is just one aspect. We also                                                                    Joining a club is a great way to meet like-minded people
                                                                                                                          academic assistance for Chinese-speaking students.
and immigration matters, StudyLink issues or landlord         offer activities throughout the semester, designed to                                                                     and make lifelong friends outside of lectures. Choose
challenges.                                                   equip all students with the skills to succeed in academic                                                                 from a range of student-run social, sustainability,
                                                              study, get around campus, access student support            Join a gym or sports team                                     academic and cultural clubs – a great way to meet
                                                                                                                                                                                        new people, participate in events and get involved in
                                                              services and embrace university life.
Getting around                                                                                                            AUT is New Zealand’s leading sports university, with
                                                                                                                          state-of-the-art sports facilities, on-campus gyms and
                                                                                                                                                                                        campus life.

Whether it’s finding your way to campus or getting                                                                        a huge number of sports teams and events. As an AUT
around between lectures, AUT offers a range of                Finding the right place to live                             student you can participate in a wide variety of sports,      Success for Māori and
resources to help you navigate your new environment.                                                                      from social on-campus games to elite international
AUT has shuttle buses that travel between campuses
                                                              Living in AUT student accommodation is a great
                                                              option; especially if you’re in your first year of study    competitions. As a part of University Tertiary Sport
                                                                                                                                                                                        Pacific students
(including New Zealand’s first electric bus), delivers        or from outside Auckland. AUT’s self-catered student        (UTSNZ) you may also have the chance to represent AUT         We’re passionate about the success of our Māori and
campus and city tours during Orientation, and provides        accommodation is convenient and modern apartment            against some of the best student athletes in the country.     Pacific students. We offer support for Māori students
MazeMaps online, a mapping tool designed to help              style living, just minutes away from our City or North                                                                    and for our diverse Pacific communities, both through
navigate complex environments and highlight any               Campus. You’ll also enjoy an exciting and supportive                                                                      AUT-wide support services and a range of specialist
obstacles for people with accessibility needs.                community with a unique residential life programme. If      Disability student support & resources                        services, including whānau spaces and fono rooms, and
                                                              you don’t choose to live on campus, our accommodation                                                                     dedicated student support teams who offer advice on
                                                              advisor can help you find, apply for and rent private       If you have an impairment, our Disability Support team        both personal and study topics.
                                                              accommodation that suits your needs. You can also get       can support you to participate as fully as you can in
                                                              guidance on accommodation costs, contracts, bonds and       learning and student life. We work with students before
                                                                                                                          they start at AUT to help identify their specific needs and
                                                              tenancy issues.
                                                                                                                          ensure they’re set up for success while they’re studying      Join the AUT rainbow community
                                                                                                                          with us. AUT is strongly committed to equity of access        AUT was the first university to receive the Rainbow
                                                                                                                          and opportunity for students, staff and visitors, and         Tick, and remains committed to providing a safe and
                                                                                                                          supports the principles of Kia Ōrite: Code of Practice for    inclusive environment for all students. We offer services
                                                                                                                          an inclusive tertiary environment.                            and resources for students who identify with diverse
                                                                                                                                                                                        sexual orientations, sex and gender identities, including
                                                                                                                                                                                        a rainbow student room where you can study and
                                                                                                                          Supporting parents                                            relax, and student groups and networks. We also have
                                                                                                                                                                                        a dedicated rainbow community manager, and actively
                                                                                                                          AUT has childcare centres at the City and the North           participate in many of the rainbow events in Auckland.
                                                                                                                          Campus, providing a safe and happy environment with
                                                                                                                          excellent staff and high-quality facilities. Full-time
                                                                                                                          students may also qualify for financial support through
                                                                                                                          our childcare subsidy.

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Budget advice and financial support                           Stay healthy and well
                                                                                                                              Our specialist Student Hub advisors offer budget and          At AUT it’s OK to ask for help. We actively encourage all
                                                                                                                              financial planning advice all year. We know that sometimes    students to be aware of their own wellness needs – mind,
                                                                                                                              things happen and financial stress can impact your            body and spirit. You have access to free or low-cost
                                                                                                                              academic success. That’s why we offer financial support       medical treatment at our full-service medical centres,
                                                                                                                              that ranges from offering grocery or fuel vouchers, to        which provide private and confidential care for a range
                                                                                                                              helping with that unexpected bill.                            of issues. We’re also committed to helping you build
                                                                                                                                                                                            resilience, mental strength and the skills to manage
                                                                                                                                                                                            stress. That’s why all students can get free, confidential
                                                                                                                              Helping you succeed in your studies                           counselling sessions and mental health support. Talk to
                                                                                                                              Our library and learning support team offers a wide range     us about any topic – study-related or personal – or join
                                                                                                                              of services and resources, and there are digital resources    a support group to help you with specific issues, like
                                                                                                                              available to develop your academic skills. The Library        managing anxiety or going through relationship difficulties.

LIFE AT AUT (continued)
                                                                                                                              also runs a range of workshops to help you get the most
                                                                                                                              out of your studies and work smarter, rather than harder.
                                                                                                                              Our extensive peer mentoring programme also enables
                                                                                                                                                                                            Representing your interests
                                                                                                                              students to learn from others who have already completed      The AUT Student Association (AUTSA) exists to advocate
                                                                                                                              the same paper.                                               and represent the interests of all students attending AUT.
Plan your future career                                         Top internships around the world                                                                                            The association also publishes the university magazine
                                                                                                                                                                                            Debate, and runs social activities during Orientation and
The AUT Employability and Careers team helps you plan           New AUT graduates have once-in-a-lifetime opportunities       Free access to digital tools                                  throughout the year.
in advance for your future career by developing job search      to apply their learning in a global context thanks to the     and resources
and interview skills, while building your personal brand        AUT Internz International Scholarship programme. As well
and networking skills. We also support students into            as providing a chance to intern with amazing employers
                                                                                                                              We offer students all the digital tools needed to succeed,
                                                                                                                              including free Wi-Fi on campus, the full Office 365 suite
                                                                                                                                                                                            Safe and friendly campuses
AUT Internz, an in-house recruitment service, that pairs        in a range of industries in America, Asia and Europe, AUT                                                                   We make sure that our students are — and feel — safe, and
                                                                                                                              for up to five devices and access to, a world-
students with paid internships and employers looking to         provides scholarships to cover visas, return travel, travel                                                                 our friendly security staff are available day and night to
                                                                                                                              leading online learning platform.
recruit AUT graduates.                                          and health insurance and a stipend to support living                                                                        help if you have any concerns.
                                                                expenses. More than 100 AUT graduates started their
                                                                careers by completing internships for organisations like      Student ambassadors ready to help
A launchpad for entrepreneurs                                   Facebook Creative Shop, Icebreaker, Allbirds, Lululemon,
                                                                FCB, Paramount Recording Studios, Sundance Institute, the     AUT has more than 200 knowledgeable student
AUT is a great place for aspiring entrepreneurs. If you                                                                       ambassadors that help support events and activities across
want to turn your entrepreneurial ideas into a viable           Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Smithsonian through
                                                                the AUT Internz Scholarship Programme.                        AUT. One of their key roles is to help new students as they
business, you can join our nine-week CO.STARTERS@AUT                                                                          settle into their studies.
programme or participate in the X Challenge to compete
for a range of cash prizes to help you take the next step       See the world before you graduate
on your entrepreneurial journey. AUT students and alumni                                                                      We embrace all faiths
who have a promising idea for a start-up could also work        An international student exchange offers an amazing
                                                                opportunity to study overseas as part of your degree. Study   We take a ‘multifaith’ approach by providing spiritual
with AUT Ventures Ltd to bring their ideas to market. We
                                                                for a semester or a year at one of our partner universities   support to students from various beliefs. AUT encourages
can help you access commercial funding sources, protect
                                                                around the world, and immerse yourself in another culture,    understanding, tolerance and harmony, respecting
your intellectual property and avoid the pitfalls many start-
                                                                make lifelong friends and get international experience        everyone’s spiritual views.
ups face.
                                                                before you graduate.

Gain an edge on the competition
The AUT Edge Award is designed to challenge, reward
and formally acknowledge the ‘C skills’ – collaboration,
co-operation, community, curiosity, communication and
creativity – gained through your volunteering, leadership
and employability activities. The award helps prove to
employers that you’re more than your qualification and
gives you an extra edge in the competitive marketplace.

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

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
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

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               Bachelor of Architecture and                    Bachelor of Design                      Bachelor of Engineering
               Future Environments                                                                     (Honours)
                                                                • Spatial Design
               Duration       3 years F/T only                                                          • Architectural Engineering
                                                               Duration   3 years F/T, 6 years P/T
               Campus         City
                                                               Campus     City                         Duration   4 years F/T, 8 years P/T
               Starts         24 Feb 2020
                                                               Starts     24 Feb 2020                  Campus     City
                                                                                                       Starts     24 Feb & 13 July 2020


              Master of Architecture

                              2 years F/T,
                              5 years P/T
                                                              Master of Philosophy

                                                                          1 year F/T,
                                                                          2 years P/T
                                                                                                      Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                                                                  3-6 years
                                                                                                                  Any time
                                                              Starts      Any time
              Starts          24 Feb & 13 July 2020
                                                                                                                                             AUT’s contemporary,
                                                                                                                                             adaptable learning
             F/T full-time
              P/T part-time                                                                                                                  encourage the sharing
                                                                                                                                             of ideas. A number
                                                                                                                                             of our buildings have
                                                                                                                                             won prestigious
                                                                                                                                             architecture awards,
                                                                                                                                             and our innovative
                                                                                                                                             teaching and learning
                                                “Spatial design spans from interiors and architecture to art and urban design.               spaces have been
                                                You can explore so many things within spatial design, and it’s a great area to               recognised with a
                                                discover your own practice. Through my studies I realised that I especially enjoy            five-star rating for
                                               working on interior projects and installations, but there are also so many other              facilities, awarded
                                              career opportunities in this field. My installation ‘Host of Shadows: Slowness,                by world university
                                             wabi-sabi, and the tea ceremony’ was my Bachelor of Art and Design (Honours)
                                                                                                                                             rankings organisation
                                                 project, and I’m extremely proud that it received a gold award in spatial design
                                                       at the Best Awards.”

                                                           Andrew Lowe
                                                            Interior Designer, Cachet Group
                                                            Master of Design
                                                            Bachelor of Art and Design (Honours)

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                                                            Bachelor of Design in Spatial Design


                                   TOP 150

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

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               Certificate in Science and               Bachelor of Design                          Bachelor of Visual Arts
                                                         •   Communication Design   C   S           Duration        3 years F/T,
              Duration   1 year F/T only                 •   Digital Design C                                       6 years P/T
              Campus     City & South                    •   Fashion Design C                       Campus          City
                                                         •   Industrial Design C
              Starts     24 Feb & 13 July 2020                                                      Starts          24 Feb 2020
                                                         •   Interaction Design C
                                                         •   Spatial Design C
                                                         •   Textile Design C

                                                        Duration    3 years F/T,
                                                                    6 years P/T
                                                                                                               C    City Campus    F/T full-time
                                                        Campus      City & South

                                                                                                               N    North Campus   P/T part-time
                                                        Starts      24 Feb 2020                                S    South Campus


              Bachelor of Art and Design                Master of Cultural and                     Master of Philosophy
              (Honours)                                 Creative Practice
                                                                                                   Duration         1 year F/T,
              Duration   1 year F/T only               Duration    1½ years F/T,                                    2 years P/T
                                                                   up to 3 years P/T               Campus           City
              Campus     City
                                                       Campus      City                            Starts           Any time
              Starts     24 Feb 2020
                                                       Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020                                                                 CITY
                                                                                                   Doctor of Philosophy
              Postgraduate Certificate
              in Cultural and Creative                  Master of Design
                                                                                                   Duration         3-6 years
              Practice                                 Duration    1½ years F/T,                                                                   The AUT City
                                                                                                   Campus           City
              Duration   ½ year F/T,                               up to 3 years P/T                                                               Campus is in the
                                                                                                   Starts           Any time
                         1-1½ years P/T                Campus      City                                                                            heart of Auckland
              Campus     City                          Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020                                                           and is AUT’s biggest
              Starts     24 Feb & 13 July 2020                                                                                                     campus. It’s home to
                                                                                                                                                   our architecture, art
                                                        Master of Visual Arts                                                                      and design, business
                                                       Duration    1½ years F/T,                                                                   and economics,
                                                                   up to 3 years P/T                                                               creative technologies,
                                                       Campus      City                                                                            communications;
                                                       Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020                                                           engineering,
                                                                                                                                                   computer and
                                        “I’ve been able to work on some pretty awesome projects since being here at Weta                           sciences; hospitality,
                                         Digital including War for the Planet of the Apes, as well as Avengers: Infinity War,                      languages, law, Māori
                                           which was a huge success. I would highly recommend AUT’s digital design degree
                                                                                                                                                   development, science
                                            for others who have a strong passion for animation, visual effects, gaming or
                                              film in general. I enjoyed all areas of my study and came out with some great                        and social sciences
                                                 material to use in my show reel for future employment.”                                           programmes.
                                                 Annika van Vliet
                                                  Layout Junior Technical Director, Weta Digital
                                                   Bachelor of Design in Digital Design

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

Our programmes are designed
in collaboration with business
leaders and experts, and
integrate theory with current
practice and global trends.
Our teaching approach and
learning opportunities will
help develop your creativity,
critical thinking, collaboration,     more students
and communication skills,             with employers
and include internships and         through workplace
applied projects that give              experience
you the competitive edge
for your career. 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
alumni are ready to challenge
routine thinking and put              business and
forward innovative solutions,        society through
and they’re shaping successful        our research
careers all around the world.

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              Certificate in Business                    Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor                   Bachelor of Business &                        Bachelor of Business                      Master of Business                      Postgraduate Diploma in
                                                         of Business conjoint                          Bachelor of International                     (Honours)                                                                         Business Administration
              Duration     ½ year F/T only                                                                                                                                                      •   Accounting
                                                         programmes                                    Hospitality Management                                                                   •   Business Information Systems       Duration    12-16 months F/T,
                                                                                                                                                      •   Accounting
              Campus       City & South                                                                conjoint programmes                            •   Business Information Systems          •   Economics                                      2-4 years P/T
                                                        Duration        4 years F/T,
              Starts       24 Feb & 13 July 2020                                                                                                      •   Economics                             •   Finance
                                                                        up to 9 years P/T              Duration       4 years F/T,                                                                                                     Campus      City
                                                                                                                      up to 9 years P/T               •   Finance                               •   International Business
                                                        Campus          City & South                                                                                                            •   Management                         Starts      6 Jan, 2 Mar, 27 Apr, 22
                                                                                                                                                      •   International Business
              Certificate in Business                                                                  Campus         City & South                                                              •   Marketing                                      Jun, 17 Aug & 12 Oct
                                                        Starts          24 Feb & 13 July 2020                                                         •   Management
              Studies                                                                                                                                                                           •   Sport Leadership and                           2020
                                                                                                       Starts         24 Feb & 13 July 2020           •   Marketing
                                                                                                                                                      •   Sport Leadership and                      Management
              Duration     ½ year F/T, 1 year P/T        Bachelor of Business &                                                                           Management
                                                                                                                                                                                               Duration     1½ years F/T,              Master of Business
              Campus       City & South                  Bachelor of Communication                     Bachelor of Business &                                                                                                          Administration
                                                                                                                                                     Duration      1 year F/T, 2 years P/T                  3 years P/T
              Starts       24 Feb & 13 July 2020         Studies conjoint                              Bachelor of Science conjoint
                                                         programmes                                    programmes                                    Campus        City                        Campus       City                       Duration    12-16 months F/T,
                                                                                                                                                     Starts        24 Feb & 13 July 2020       Starts       24 Feb & 13 July 2020                  2-4 years P/T
                                                        Duration        4 years F/T,                   Duration       4½ years F/T,
              Bachelor of Business                                                                                                                                                                                                     Campus      City
                                                                        up to 8 years P/T                             up to 9 years P/T
                                                                                                                                                                                               Postgraduate Certificate in             Starts      6 Jan, 2 Mar, 27 Apr, 22
               •   Accounting C S                       Campus          City & South                   Campus         City & South                   Postgraduate Certificate in                                                                   Jun, 17 Aug & 12 Oct
               •   Economics C                          Starts          24 Feb & 13 July 2020          Starts         24 Feb & 13 July 2020          Business                                  Business Administration                             2020
               •   Finance C
               •   Human Resource Management                                                                                                         Duration      ½ year F/T,                 Duration     4-6 months F/T,
                   and Employment Relations C S                                                                                                                    1 year P/T                               8-16 months P/T
                                                         Bachelor of Business &                        Graduate Certificate in                                                                                                         Master of Philosophy
               •   Information Systems C
                                                         Bachelor of Computer                          Business                                      Campus        City                        Campus       City
               •   International Business and                                                                                                                                                                                          Duration    1 year F/T, 2 years P/T
                   Strategy C
                                                         and Information Sciences                                                                    Starts        24 Feb & 13 July 2020       Starts       6 Jan, 2 Mar, 27 Apr, 22
                                                                                                       Duration       ½ year F/T,
               •   Management C S                        conjoint programmes                                                                                                                                Jun, 17 Aug & 12 Oct       Campus      City & South
                                                                                                                      1 year P/T                                                                            2020
               •   Marketing, Advertising, Retailing
                                                        Duration        4 years F/T,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Starts      Any time
                   and Sales C
                                                                                                       Campus         City & South                   Postgraduate Diploma in
                                                                        up to 9 years P/T
                                                                                                       Starts         24 Feb & 13 July 2020          Business
              Duration     3 years F/T,                 Campus          City & South                                                                                                                                                   Doctor of Philosophy
                           6 years P/T                                                                                                               Duration      1 year F/T, 2 years P/T
                                                        Starts          24 Feb & 13 July 2020
                                                                                                       Graduate Diploma in                           Campus        City                                                                Duration    3-6 years
              Campus       City & South
              Starts       24 Feb & 13 July 2020
                                                                                                       Business                                      Starts        24 Feb & 13 July 2020                                               Campus      City & South
                                                         Bachelor of Business &                                                                                                                                                        Starts      Any time
                                                                                                       Duration       1 year F/T,
                                                         Bachelor of Health Science
                                                                                                                      2 years P/T
                                                         conjoint programmes
                                                                                                       Campus         City & South
                                                        Duration        4½ years F/T,                  Starts         24 Feb & 13 July 2020
                                                                        up to 9 years P/T
                                                        Campus          City & South1                                                                           “I chose to study at AUT because AUT is known for its strong emphasis on
                                                        Starts          24 Feb & 13 July 2020                                                                   the practical application of theory, using case studies, problem-solving tasks,
                                                                                                                KEY                                             project and teamwork, and workplace experience. Both the people and facilities
                                                                                                                  C   City Campus    F/T full-time              in AUT create a great learning environment and prepare students to make a
                                                                                                                  N   North Campus   P/T part-time              change to society after graduating. Throughout my studies I gained a wide
                                                       1. Health papers offered at the North Campus.              S   South Campus
                                                                                                                                                                range of skills, including analytic, interpersonal and time management skills. I
                                                                                                                                                                now use these skills in my day-to-day work to assess transport projects from
                                                                                                                                                                an economic and financial perspective to ensure that our projects offer
                                                                                                                                                                value for money. I’m glad that I can contribute towards improving
                                                                                                                                                                Auckland’s transport system.”
                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Lee

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                                                                                                                                                                Investment Analyst, Auckland Transport
                                                                                                                                                                Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Economics

              Postgraduate Certificate in            Postgraduate Diploma in                Postgraduate Diploma in
              Business Studies                       Applied Finance                        Global Business
              Duration   4 months F/T,               Duration   8 months F/T,               Duration   8 months F/T,
                         8 months P/T                           16 months P/T                          16 months P/T
              Campus     City                        Campus     City                        Campus     City
              Starts     2 Mar & 26 Oct 2020         Starts     2 Mar & 26 Oct 2020         Starts     2 Mar & 26 Oct 2020

              Postgraduate Certificate in            Master of Applied Finance              Master of Global Business
              Professional Accounting
                                                     Duration   12-16 months F/T,           Duration   12-16 months F/T,
              Duration   4 months F/T,                          2-4 years P/T                          2-4 years P/T
                         8 months P/T                Campus     City                        Campus     City
              Campus     City                        Starts     2 Mar & 26 Oct 2020         Starts     2 Mar & 26 Oct 2020

              Starts     2 Mar & 26 Oct 2020

                                                     Postgraduate Diploma in                Postgraduate Diploma in
              Postgraduate Diploma in                Business Management                    Marketing
              Professional Accounting
                                                     Duration   8 months F/T,               Duration   8 months F/T,
              Duration   8 months F/T,                          16 months P/T                          16 months P/T
                         16 months P/T               Campus     City                        Campus     City
              Campus     City                        Starts     2 Mar & 26 Oct 2020         Starts     2 Mar & 26 Oct 2020
              Starts     2 Mar & 26 Oct 2020

                                                     Master of Business                     Master of Marketing
              Master of Professional                 Management
              Accounting                                                                    Duration   12-16 months F/T,            NORTH
                                                     Duration   12-16 months F/T,                      2-4 years P/T
              Duration   16 months F/T,                         2-4 years P/T
                                                                                            Campus     City
                         3 years P/T                 Campus     City                        Starts     2 Mar & 26 Oct 2020
              Campus     City                        Starts     2 Mar & 26 Oct 2020                                            The North Campus
              Starts     2 Mar & 26 Oct 2020                                                                                   is home to our
                                                                                                                               education, health
                                                                                                                               sciences, and sport
                                                                                                                               and recreation
                                                                                                                               programmes. Just a
                                                                                                                               short shuttle bus trip
                                                                                                                               from our City Campus,
                                               “In my work at Google, I often use the critical thinking skills and the self-
                                                 awareness I developed through my studies at AUT to understand my clients
                                                                                                                               the North Campus
                                                  better and help them to grow their businesses in more meaningful ways. In    provides all the
                                                  my interview with Google they asked me to tell them who I was outside of     facilities you need for
                                                 the workplace. Before living in New Zealand, I wouldn’t have known how to     a successful university
                                                 respond to this as my life was all about my work. My time in New Zealand      experience.
                                                  allowed me to learn more about my personality and discover the things that
                                                 give me fulfilment outside of the office.”
                                                Nga Bui (Natalie)
                                                Industry Manager, Google Singapore, Singapore
                                                Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing

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                                  TOP 200
                                  for communication
                                   and media studies

Ranked in the top 200
worldwide in the QS World
University Subject Rankings
2018, 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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               Bachelor of                                  Bachelor of Business &
               Communication Studies                        Bachelor of Communication
                                                            Studies conjoint
                •   Advertising Creativity                  programmes
                •   Creative Industries
                •   Digital Media                          Duration        4 years F/T,
                •   Journalism                                             up to 8 years P/T
                •   Public Relations
                                                           Campus          City1                                  KEY
                •   Radio                                                                                         F/T full-time
                •   Television and Screen Production       Starts          24 Feb & 13 July 2020                  P/T part-time

              Duration      3 years F/T only
                                                          1. Business papers also available at the South Campus
              Campus        City
              Starts        24 Feb & 13 July 2020


              Bachelor of Communication                   Postgraduate Diploma in                                 Postgraduate Diploma in

              Studies (Honours)                           Communication Studies                                   Brand Communication
              Duration     1 year F/T,                      •   Digital Media                                     Duration        1 year F/T,
                           2 years P/T                      •   Journalism                                                        3 years P/T
              Campus       City                             •   Public Relations                                  Campus          City
                                                            •   Screen Production
              Starts       24 Feb & 13 July 2020                                                                  Starts          24 Feb & 13 July 2020
                                                          Duration        1 year F/T,
                                                                          3 years P/T
              Postgraduate Certificate in                                                                         Master of Philosophy
                                                          Campus          City
              Communication Studies
                                                          Starts          24 Feb & 13 July 2020                   Duration        1 year F/T,
              Duration     ½ year F/T,                                                                                            2 years P/T
                           2 years P/T                                                                            Campus          City
              Campus       City                           Master of
                                                                                                                  Starts          Any time
                                                          Communication Studies                                                                                CAMPUS
              Starts       24 Feb & 13 July 2020
                                                          Duration        1½ years F/T,
                                                                          4 years P/T                             Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                                                                                                          AUT South Campus is
                                                          Campus          City                                    Duration        3-6 years
                                                                                                                                                          a vibrant and growing
                                                          Starts          24 Feb & 13 July 2020                   Campus          City                    campus located in the
                                                                                                                  Starts          Any time                heart of Manukau.
                                                                                                                                                          We offer a wide range
                                                                                                                                                          of programmes at all
                                   “AUT is a university that is aware of the changing climate, both educationally and socially.                           levels of study with
                                   While the technology and research may change, AUT moves with how the world changes. At                                 the convenience of a
                                   AUT, I’ve met people I never would have met and been to places I never would have been to.                             campus located close to
                                   I was fortunate to represent AUT overseas in Washington DC, New York, Rarotonga and even                               home.
                                       Venice. I believe that I wouldn’t have had these life experiences anywhere else.”
                                               Storme Hitaua
                                                    Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Ngāti Porou, Ngai Tuhoe
                                                       Flava Breakfast Producer, NZME
                                                         Bachelor of Communication Studies in Television and Screen Production

                                  degree structure

Creative technologies crosses
the boundaries between
creative arts, engineering
and entrepreneurship. At
AUT, you’ll experiment with
things like augmented reality,
robotics, gaming development
tools, e-textiles, electronics
and sound engineering within
                                  Mixed discipline
a collaborative project-based         degree
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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              Bachelor of Creative
              Duration       3 years F/T only
              Campus         City
              Starts         24 Feb 2020


             Bachelor of Creative                         Master of Philosophy
             Technologies (Honours)
                                                          Duration    1 year F/T,
             Duration        1 year F/T only                          2 years P/T
             Campus          City                         Campus      City
             Starts          24 Feb 2020                  Starts      Any time
                                                                                                                                            LABS &
                                                          Doctor of Philosophy
             Master of Creative
             Technologies                                 Duration    3-6 years
             Duration        1½ years F/T,
                                                                                                                                       AUT’s state-of-the-
                                                          Campus      City
                             3 years P/T                                                                                               art facilities ensure
                                                          Starts      Any time
             Campus          City                                                                                                      students have access
                                                                                                                                       to the latest industry-
             Starts          24 Feb 2020
                                                                                                                                       leading technology,
                                                                                                                                       including top quality
             KEY                                                                                                                       video and motion
             F/T full-time                                                                                                             capture studios, a
             P/T part-time
                                                                                                                                       hi-tech textile design
                                                                                                                                       laboratory, a 3D
                                                                                                                                       printing lab, radio
                                                                                                                                       and TV studios, and
                                                                                                                                       the country’s most
                                          “As the chief technical officer for content analytics platform Nudge Analytics, I’m always   advanced additive
                                          trying to improve myself and our products by solving problems that seem unsolvable.
                                                                                                                                       manufacturing centre.
                                          While I was at AUT, I developed skills across a variety of practices, including video,
                                          interactive installations and web development. Through all of these I was able to really
                                          grow my creative problem-solving skills. This has been instrumental in helping me get
                                         my current role. What I liked about AUT’s creative technologies degree was that it was
                                        the perfect mix of art, technology and business, all combined in one degree. AUT puts a
                                            lot of effort into staying up with technology trends, and gives students the freedom to
                                                 explore and use these.”
                                                  Izac Hancock
                                                   Chief Technical Officer, Nudge Analytics, New York
                                                    Bachelor of Creative Technologies

      EDUCATION                    TOP 300
                                     for education

At AUT you’ll find all the
support, encouragement
and inspiration you’ll need
to develop an outstanding
career in education. Ranked
in the top 300 worldwide
in the QS World University        Expert lecturers
Subject Rankings 2018, our          in specialist
education programmes focus            education
                                   disciplines and
on academic knowledge and        education research
provide you with invaluable
practical experience in
teaching and education,
through work placements
in schools or education-
related organisations. Our

postgraduate and research
students work in collaboration
with academic staff who
are internationally known             WEEKS
as experts in the fields of        of professional
                                 practice - many of
pedagogy, education policy,       our students are
e-learning and educational       offered jobs during
leadership.                       their placements

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDY                                                                                                       POSTGRADUATE STUDY

              Certificate in [Specialty]                       Bachelor of Arts                      Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor        Bachelor of Arts (Honours)                               Master of Educational               Master of Philosophy
              Education                                                                              of Business conjoint                                                                        Leadership
                                                                • Children and Learning              programmes                           • Education                                                                                Duration   1 year F/T, 2 years P/T
              Duration        1 year F/T, 2 years P/T           • Education                                                                                                                      Duration   1½ years F/T,            Campus     North
                                                                                                     Duration   4 years F/T,            Duration        1 year F/T,                                         4 years P/T
              Campus          North                           Duration    3 years F/T,                                                                                                                                               Starts     Any time
                                                                                                                up to 9 years P/T                       up to 2 years P/T
              Starts          24 Feb 2020                                 6 years P/T                                                                                                            Campus     North & South
                                                                                                     Campus     City3                   Campus          North & South
                                                              Campus      City                                                                                                                   Starts     24 Feb & 13 July 2020
                                                                                                     Starts     24 Feb & 13 July 2020   Starts          24 Feb & 13 July 2020                                                        Doctor of Philosophy
              Bachelor of Education                           Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020
              ([Specialty] Teaching)1                                                                                                                                                            Postgraduate Certificate in         Duration   3-6 years
                                                                                                     Bachelor of Arts &                 Postgraduate Certificate in                              Education Practice                  Campus     North
               • Early Childhood Teaching                      Graduate Diploma in                   Bachelor of Computer               Education
                                                               Secondary Teaching                                                                                                                Duration   ½ year F/T, 1 year P/T   Starts     Any time
               • Primary Teaching                                                                    and Information Sciences           Duration        ½ year F/T, 2 years P/T
              Duration        3 years F/T, 6 years P/T        Duration    1 year F/T only            conjoint programmes                                                                         Campus     North & South
                                                                                                                                        Campus          North & South                                                                Doctor of Education
                                                              Campus      North & South2                                                                                                         Starts     24 Feb 2020
              Campus          North & South                                                          Duration   4 years F/T,            Starts          24 Feb & 13 July 2020
                                                              Starts      24 Feb & 13 July 2020                 up to 8 years P/T                                                                                                    Duration   2 years P/T (coursework
              Starts          24 Feb & 13 July 2020
                                                                                                     Campus     City4                                                                            Master of Education Practice                   – research portfolios),
                                                                                                     Starts     24 Feb & 13 July 2020   Master of Education                                                                                     plus 3 years (thesis)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Duration   1½ years F/T,            Campus     North
                                                                                                                                        Duration        1½ years F/T,                                       4 years P/T
                                                                                                                                                        4 years P/T                                                                  Starts     24 Feb & 13 July 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Campus     North & South
              KEY                                                                                                                       Campus          North & South
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Starts     24 Feb & 13 July 2020
              F/T full-time
                                                                                                                                        Starts          24 Feb & 13 July 2020
              P/T part-time

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Master of Teaching and
                                                                                                                                        Postgraduate Certificate in                              Learning (Primary)
                                                                                                                                        Educational Leadership
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Duration   1 year F/T only
                                                                                                                                        Duration        ½ year F/T, 2 years P/T
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Campus     North
                                                                                                                                        Campus          North & South
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Starts     14 Jan 2020
                                                                                                                                        Starts          24 Feb & 13 July 2020

                                                                                                                                        1. Not open for international applicants without NCEA.
                                                                                                                                        2. South Campus: Feb start only.
                                                                                                                                        3. Business papers also available at the South Campus
                                                                                                                                        4. Computing papers also available at the South Campus

                                                                                                                                              “If you have a day when you’re feeling slightly under the weather, without doubt,
                                                                                                                                              kids will make you feel better. Where else can you go to work every day and
                                        “Delivering content I’m passionate about and having the opportunity to help a class get
                                                                                                                                              feel like you’re making a positive impact? What attracted me to AUT was that
                                        excited about art is very fulfilling, as is the opportunity to work with young people as
                                                                                                                                              the class sizes were small, and you were able to get more engagement and
                                        they develop into capable and thoughtful citizens. I constantly use the skills I developed
                                                                                                                                              interaction with your peers and lecturers. It felt like an environment that was
                                        throughout the graduate diploma. Developing a personal pedagogy and being offered
                                                                                                                                              geared towards building a community rather than creating an individual. At AUT
                                       the opportunity to start my teaching practice right from day one on the course was
                                                                                                                                              I was challenged in every way possible – developing my beliefs and practice, and
                                      absolutely instrumental in making me the teacher I am today. I didn’t become a teacher
                                                                                                                                              pushing my boundaries. I met people I know I’ll be friends with forever; people who
                                         when I graduated but when I started the graduate diploma.”
                                                                                                                                              are open to challenging mindsets. I liked that AUT seems more open and
                                                        Paul Stevens                                                                          willing to try new things.”
                                                          Art Teacher, Rangitoto College
                                                           Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching                                             Stacey Rowe
                                                                                                                                              Year 1 & 2 Hub Teacher,

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                                                                                                                                              Stonefields Primary School
                                                                                                                                              Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching)
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