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                                                                                                                                              QS STARS 2020-22

                                                                                                                                                                                    Top 1%: Ranked in the world’s top 251-300 universities
                                                                                                                                                                                (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020).

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 2020).
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                                                                  Welcome to Auckland
                                                                  University of Technology.
                                                                  In the 20 years since AUT was              but also to apply it in real situations.

                                                                  established as a university, we have       Students are connected to industry and
                                                                  undergone remarkable change and            business through work placements,
About AUT                                                         development. Now, more than 29,000         internships and entrepreneurial
                                                                  students from 137 countries study          programmes, and engage with the
                                                                  at AUT across our three campuses           community through volunteering and

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                                                                  in Auckland’s central business             leadership initiatives.
                                                                  district, on the North Shore and in
                                              Business &          Manukau, making us one of the largest      AUT has over 950 doctoral students
Architecture           Art & Design           Economics           universities in New Zealand.               and more than 60 research
                                                                                                             institutes and centres. We undertake
                                                                  AUT’s growing reputation both in New       international research in a wide

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                                                                  Zealand and overseas is evident in our     spectrum of fields across all 17
Communication          Creative                                   rankings. We are ranked in the top         schools within the university, with
Studies                Technologies           Education           1% of universities worldwide and the       projects ranging from biotechnology,
                                                                  third highest ranked university in New     epidemiology, rehabilitation,
                                                                  Zealand as assessed by Times Higher        astronomy, artificial intelligence and

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                                                                  Education. In the QS World University      data science to human nutrition and
Computer &                                    Hospitality,        Rankings we are ranked 22nd in             metabolism, communications and
Mathematical                                  Tourism &           the world for international outlook,       economics, amongst others, and have
Sciences               Health Sciences        Events              making us first in New Zealand for this    award-winning academics in these
                                                                  indicator. Many of our subject areas are   fields.
                                                                  world-ranked and we are rated a five-

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                                                                  star university by QS.                     I hope this prospectus provides you
                                              Māori &
                                                                                                             with some useful information about
Language                                      Indigenous
                                                                  At AUT we aim to provide our students      AUT. I look forward to welcoming you
& Culture              Law                    Development
                                                                  with exceptional learning experiences      to our university.
                                                                  that combine the best of digital

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                                                                  resources and technologies with the
                                                                  best teaching techniques and practice.
                       Social Sciences        Sport &                                                        Derek McCormack
                                                                  Our students learn in an engaging
Science                & Public Policy        Recreation                                                     Vice-Chancellor
                                                                  environment which encourages them
                                                                  to participate and develop their own

                                                                  views, to challenge and be challenged,
                                                                  and not only to acquire knowledge

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.
AUT City Campus

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      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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Creating world-ready graduates                       World-leading staff
AUT’s mission is to create great graduates, and      Our academic staff are research-active and at
each member of our staff contributes to this.        the forefront of their disciplines. Many of them
We offer exceptional learning experiences that       are internationally known as experts in their
prepare students to be successful wherever           fields, and organisations around the world
in the world their career may take them. We          draw on their expertise for key projects. For      World-class teaching and learning
encourage innovation and entrepreneurship,           example, Associate Professor Felicity Lamm was
and the ability to explore new technologies,         appointed as the Government’s chief advisor for
                                                                                                        We’re proud to be one of the world’s best            A global outlook
                                                                                                        modern universities – Times Higher Education
challenge routine thinking and solve problems        health and safety, and Professor Gail Pacheco’s                                                         We know that to create truly great graduates,
                                                                                                        has ranked us as the top millennial university
in new ways. We embrace new technologies             research is being used by the Government to                                                             we must do more than get them ready for their
                                                                                                        in Australasia and number 14 in the world. We
to lead the learning of tomorrow and prepare         address the gender pay gap. Professor Steve                                                             career; we must get them ready for the world.
                                                                                                        have been a university since 2000, and are now
our students for the rapidly changing world.         Henry was the first person in Australasia to                                                            We are consistently ranked first in New Zealand
                                                                                                        the second largest in the country and ranked
As a contemporary university we also place an        secure a spot in the world-leading Johnson &                                                            for international outlook by world rankings
                                                                                                        among the top 1% (251-300) of universities in the
emphasis on working across disciplines in our        Johnson Innovation JLABS in Houston to further                                                          organisations QS and Times Higher Education.
                                                                                                        world. We have an overall five-star rating from
research, and teaching and learning. Thanks to       his work on surface-modification technology                                                             We have more than 5,000 industry partners
                                                                                                        university rankings organisation QS, in addition
our innovative teaching, excellent reputation and    Kode Technology, which has the potential                                                                around the world, and have collaborated on
                                                                                                        to five star ratings for Teaching, Employability,
combination of theoretical and practical learning,   to fight cancer. Associate Professor Barbara                                                            research projects with 140 different countries.
                                                                                                        Research, Internationalisation, Facilities,
AUT graduates are highly favoured by employers,      Bollard’s innovative use of drones to monitor                                                           Our students are from 137 different countries,
                                                                                                        Innovation and Inclusiveness. Study with us
with 95% of available graduates in paid              remote and unique ecosystems from Antarctica                                                            and half of our academic staff were born
                                                                                                        and you can enrol in our range of world-ranked
employment within nine months of graduation.         to Africa has caught the attention of scientists                                                        overseas, and they often share their international
                                                                                                        subjects, which include New Zealand’s top-
                                                     from NASA and the SETI Institute who recognise                                                          experience and connections with their students.
                                                                                                        ranked health programmes and the country’s
                                                     this approach could also help them find evidence
                                                                                                        best sport science school.
                                                     of life on Mars.
                                                                                                                                                             Innovative and relevant research
                                                                                                        An innovative teaching and                           AUT is ranked first in New Zealand for global
                                                                                                        learning space                                       research impact (the number of times our
                                                                                                                                                             research is cited by academics globally) by
                                                                                                        AUT’s three modern campuses have several
                                                                                                                                                             Times Higher Education and the US News Global
                                                                                                        award-winning buildings which were created
                                                                                                                                                             Universities Rankings. We have more than
                                                                                                        using sustainable principles and feature inviting,
                                                                                                                                                             60 research centres and institutes delivering
                                                                                                        collaborative and functional learning areas,
                                                                                                                                                             leading research – from space research to
                                                                                                        auditoriums and research spaces. This includes
                                                                                                                                                             artificial intelligence and robotics, and ecology
                                                                                                        the state-of-the-art Engineering, Computer
                                                                                                                                                             to physical activity and nutrition. AUT research
                                                                                                        and Mathematical Sciences building, which has
                                                                                                                                                             addresses issues facing the environment and
                                                                                                        unique design features that mean it can be used
                                                                                                                                                             society, and our discoveries are widely used. Our
                                                                                                        as a teaching tool and ‘living lab’ where students
                                                                                                                                                             research also feeds back into the classroom, and
                                                                                                        can get hands-on experience. We also have a
                                                                                                                                                             students can contribute to and learn from these
                                                                                                        number of world-class facilities including one of
                                                                                                                                                             research discoveries.
                                                                                                        only two motion capture studios in the country;
                                                                                                        New Zealand’s top sports science facility, AUT
                                                                                                        Millennium; and the country’s only two major
                                                                                                        radio telescopes, which are involved in projects

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                                                                                                        with international research partners.
Students at AUT South Campus

                               “I was raised to always think outside the box, or even better, to think of a new
                               box altogether. AUT embodies this by taking bold moves and forging a new
                               path that older universities end up following. AUT was a sure-fire choice for
                               me – it gives you the opportunity to do what no other person your age is
                               doing; to really navigate that uncharted territory.”
                               Shae Parsons-Wanoa
                               Ngāti Porou, Samoan
                               Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Communication Studies conjoint programme

                               “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

                               “AUT provides a really international environment, which helps students
                               become familiar with the real workplace outside the university. AUT is ranked
                               in the top 1% of universities in the world, which is evidence for the quality of
                               its education. AUT is also the youngest of New Zealand’s universities, which
                               makes it the most dynamic and innovative university in the country.”
                               Trang Nguyen
                               Master of Marketing

                               “AUT is a leading education provider in the Asia-Pacific region, renowned
                               for research excellence and innovative teaching. You’re immersed in a
                               multifaceted intellectual setting with the goal to train future leaders and
                               thinkers in all fields. There’s also a lot more collaborative learning with
                               smaller class sizes and I think it’s the thing that sets AUT apart from other
                               Lourdaiz Ah Chong
                               Bachelor of Business in Finance & Marketing, Advertising, Retailing and Sales

                               “What is fascinating about AUT is the constant interaction between the
                               university and different New Zealand industries. Having academic staff who
                               are linked to businesses and industries is one of AUT’s greatest strengths.
                               AUT has the most wonderful professors, advisors and mentors who lead you
                               towards the right path. You’ll build your confidence by doing research and
                               problem solving, while being supported by people who believe in you.”
                               Seyedehsara (Sara) Masoomi Dezfooli
                               Doctor of Philosophy – Science

                               “I had visited campuses for tons of universities, in New Zealand and America,
                               but AUT always felt right for me. Now, I realise that it was probably the
                               community feel that attracted me to AUT. It seems like no matter what you’re
                               doing, everyone is willing to help each other out. Between the students and
                               staff, there’s an incredible network of support.”
                               Calli Bates
                               Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences in Software Development

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     When AUT became a university            Today, AUT is in the top 1% of
     in January 2000 it had a clear          universities worldwide and the #1
     vision for its future: to provide its   millennial university in Australasia.
     students with exceptional learning      AUT’s staff receive top ratings for
     experiences, and send them              their academic teaching and its
     into the world as outstanding           graduates receive 5 out of 5 stars
     graduates.                              for employability.
     AUT has been a university for           AUT is ranked first in New
     20 years now and that student-          Zealand for global research
     centred vision has helped guide         impact and for international
     the development of world-class          outlook, reflecting the fact it has
     programmes, teaching, research,         collaborated on research projects
     facilities and partnerships.            with 140 different countries and
                                             worked with more than 5,000
     The growth and transformation
                                             industry partners around the
     have been rapid. The AUT North
     Campus and the City Campus
     have expanded, and the South            So much has changed in 20
     Campus has opened its doors.            years but the vision is the same.
     Across AUT there are 17 schools         AUT’s commitment is to help our
     spanning diverse areas of study         students become great graduates
     from business to health, law to         who have the knowledge
     sport, and languages to art and         and skills to succeed and to
     design. It is home to 60 research       contribute to our local and global
     centres and institutes leading          communities.
     local and international studies.
     AUT has become New Zealand’s
     second largest university: 29,250
     students, 994 doctoral candidates,
     3,400 staff, 195 professors and
     associate professors, and more
     than 100,000 AUT alumni.
     While the numbers are impressive,
     the most striking part of AUT’s
     evolution is how quickly it has
     risen to become a globally
     respected university, recognised
     for its great graduates and high-
     impact research.

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Finding the right course of           recognised for his breast cancer,
treatment for breast cancer is key    molecular and cellular oncology
to curing it - and AUT is at the      research.
forefront of research set to give
                                      Cultivating strong local and
doctors a tool to predict how a
                                      international research networks
patient will respond to different
                                      is an important focus at AUT and
                                      this recent cancer breakthrough
Working with collaborators in the     is evidence of how vital those
UK, Singapore and China, AUT          connections can be.
researcher Associate Professor
                                      It was access to the world’s largest
Dong-Xu Liu has discovered a
                                      breast cancer tissue bank in the
cancer-related protein, called
                                      UK, and to information collected
SHON, that can be used as
                                      on patients and their treatment
a biomarker, or identifying
                                      spanning more than a decade,
characteristic, to indicate whether
                                      that made it possible to pinpoint
a patient will benefit from
                                      the cancer-related protein and
hormone (endocrine) therapy or
                                      its success as a biomarker for
“It has the potential to change the
                                      The expertise and global reach
current clinical practice of breast
                                      of researchers like Associate
cancer management around the
                                      Professor Liu also presents
world,” he says.
                                      incredible opportunities for
“Our findings would allow             postgraduate study at AUT.
breast cancer patients to
                                      Stacey Li, one of Associate
receive treatments that are
                                      Professor Liu’s PhD students,
the most appropriate to their
                                      is working on how to use the
characteristics, therefore
                                      SHON biomarker in clinics while
improving treatment response and
                                      another two PhD students, Vasanti
saving lives.”
                                      Sirikonda and Zohreh Riahi, are
Associate Professor Liu spent         building on another breakthrough
12 years at the Liggins Institute     area of his research which
before joining AUT’s Faculty          identified a gene with potential
of Health and Environmental           causal links to breast cancer.
Sciences and is internationally

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     Securing a job at the world’s        Through AUT’s Internz
     largest museum is a lifelong         programme, more than 150
     career goal for some people,         graduates have started their
     but for Jamey Vaa’etasi Solomua      careers with internships in the
     William Bailey the opportunity       US, Canada, Singapore and the
     to work at the Smithsonian           UK, working for organisations
     came as soon as he completed         including Allbirds, Lululemon,
     his Bachelor of Communication        FCB West, Paramount Recording
     Studies at AUT.                      Studios, Sundance Institute,
                                          TimeZoneOne and the
     A TV and Screen Production
                                          Metropolitan Museum of Art.
     major, Jamey spent eight months
     as the Smithsonian’s curatorial      AUT’s director of development,
     assistant intern.                    Rebecca Lowery, says Internz has
                                          been developed to give students
     Besides working on the museum’s
                                          and graduates an opportunity to
     annual Mother Tongue Film
                                          apply their learning in a global
     Festival (and helping quadruple
     the number of attendees), one of
     Jamey’s favourite projects saw him   For graduate Shannon Soudom
     create a film about a New Zealand    the AUT Internz programme led
     exhibition of taonga Māori, Tuku     to a role with New York’s Westpac
     Iho, and a series of performances    Institutional Bank - an ideal fit for
     and interactive workshops            someone who had discovered a
     culminating in the donation of a     passion for finance in their first
     carved waka to the Smithsonian.      year at AUT and graduated with a
                                          Bachelor of Science majoring in
     Jamey says the internship with
                                          Analytics and Finance.
     the Smithsonian has provided an
     amazing foundation for his career
     in film and cultural studies.
     It might sound like an incredibly
     rare opportunity, but it’s not a
     one-off for AUT graduates.

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“We put a camera in their hands       In her final year of the degree
on day one and within six weeks       screen production student
they’ve completed a studio or field   Gianni Aro-Reid created a short,
production,” says James Nicholson,    observational-style documentary
head of department for screen         film following her whānau as
production.                           they created a modern take on a
                                      traditional hāngi.
Delivering the right balance of
experiential learning and theory is   “It’s about allowing the viewers to
key to the success of the Screen      see all the hard work that goes into
Production major in the Bachelor      making a hāngi but also about the
of Communication Studies              family connections and bonds that
programme.                            are made in the process.”
“We produce graduates who             In addition to the high-end
are highly technical aware, who       equipment she was able to use for
understand story development          her documentary shoot, Gianni says
and all the different aspects of      the success of her documentary
production. It’s what has made our    came down to the training she
graduates so employable for so        gained throughout her degree
many years.”                          and the ongoing support of her
Students at AUT also have access to
the latest equipment so when they     “Each film duo is assigned a tutor as
move into industry roles they’re      their executive producer (EP) whose
already familiar with the cameras,    job it is to support and advise
accessories and production            you throughout your filmmaking
facilities they will be using.        journey, and that was really valuable
                                      for getting advice on our project
Nicholson says some of the
                                      when we needed it.”
equipment being used by students
currently studying screen
production papers includes the
same camera model used by New
Zealand filmmaker Gaylene Preston
to shoot her feature documentary
My Year with Helen, and specialist
pieces including GoPros and
cameras built into drones.

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     For people who experience a              clinicians, researchers and
     traumatic brain injury (TBI) the         policymakers,” says Professor
     impact can be prolonged and life-        Theadom, a Rutherford Discovery
     changing.                                Fellow.
     Almost one in three New                  “It can take a long time for
     Zealanders experience at least one       research to lead to changes in
     TBI by the age of 25 and nearly          everyday practice, but the TBI
     half of all people who suffer a TBI      Network is dedicated to finding
     have long-term problems as a             new and creative ways to prevent
     result – even from a mild TBI or         injury and improve recovery, to
     concussion.                              have a more immediate impact for
                                              people affected by TBI.”
     At AUT, these types of injuries
     have been the subject of                 Having access to the TBI Network
     groundbreaking studies and its           and to multidisciplinary teams of
     researchers are internationally          researchers creates an exciting
     recognised as experts in the field.      opportunity for postgraduate
                                              researchers at AUT.
     One recent AUT study, published
     in the Neuropsychology journal,          PhD candidate Josh McGeown,
     showed that mild traumatic brain         who is researching how to
     injuries - which account for 90%         rehabilitate athletes following
     of all TBIs - can impair people’s        mild TBIs, is being supervised
     ability to ‘read’ social interactions,   by Professor Theadom, NZ
     potentially leading to ongoing           Rugby scientist Ken Quarrie and
     difficulties with work and social        Professor Patria Hume, a leading
     relationships.                           expert in sport injury prevention
                                              and sports performance
     AUT Professor Alice Theadom
     led that study and is director of
     the new TBI Network, established         With the support of his
     to support vital education and           supervisors, Josh is working
     research into the prevention,            towards improving understanding
     care and rehabilitation of these         of how to most effectively
     injuries.                                prescribe exercise and nutrition
                                              strategies to reduce the symptoms
     “The research hub fosters
                                              of mild TBI.
     collaboration across different
     disciplines and between patients,
     whānau, service providers,

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Tourism is the world’s number          Guinea, the Solomon Islands and
one employer and ensuring              Yap, one of the Federated States
a sustainable future for this          of Micronesia.
global industry is the focus for
                                       NZTRI’s cost-effective research
researchers at the New Zealand
                                       model uses online surveys
Tourism Research Institute
                                       of international visitors, local
                                       businesses and communities
“If we want sustainable tourism        to gather data and inform
development then we need               multidimensional decision
regions and countries to be            support systems. The model
making good decisions based on         has attracted attention and
quality data, not just traditional     support from the World Bank, US
metrics like visitor arrivals,” says   Department of the Interior and
NZTRI director Professor Simon         the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
Milne.                                 Trade.
“We need to have a deeper              To date the research has provided
understanding of visitor               answers about the impact and
characteristics and how these          spending of different visitor
impact both business and               groups, community perspectives
community.”                            on tourism, and specific
                                       environmental factors negatively
NZTRI was established over 20
                                       impacting tourist experiences
years ago and its team of experts
                                       (which in the case of the Cook
conducts research on a number
                                       Islands informed government
of projects in New Zealand and
                                       action to resolve an algal bloom).
around the world.
                                       With the ongoing collection
One of NZTRI’s major research
                                       of data, Professor Milne says
programmes is the Pacific Tourism
                                       the team now has national
Data Initiative. It provides the
                                       tourism performance indicators
region’s island nations with
                                       to work with and can develop
the tools and data they need to
                                       regional comparisons, explore
make evidence-based decisions
                                       niche tourism markets and
about the future management of
                                       opportunities, and uncover new
Professor Milne says work began
                                       “This research is already changing
in 2006 with an international
                                       the way decisions are being made
visitor survey in the Cook Islands
                                       about tourism development
but has since expanded to include
                                       around the region.”
Vanuatu, Niue, Samoa, Papua New

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Improving health outcomes for          to develop holistic healthcare
patients might seem like a goal        plans.
that’s out of reach for university
                                       Puawai says the programme,
students, but at AUT it’s a critical
                                       which is carried out under the
part of the learning process.
                                       supervision of clinical experts,
Bachelor of Health Science             deepened her understanding of
students participate in hands-on       what other health professionals do
programmes at the university’s         and allowed her to clinically reason
on-campus clinic, AUT Integrated       why she would work alongside or
Health (AIH), where they learn         refer patients to practitioners in
about collaborative care and work      other health disciplines.
with different health disciplines to
                                       For Dorcas and Puawai,
create individualised care plans for
                                       working with patients at AIH
                                       showed them the importance
AIH clinical manager Dr Brenda         of whakawhanaungatanga
Flood says traditionally health        (establishing relationships) and
professionals have been educated       a patient or whānau-centred
in silos and so they go on to          approach to healthcare.
practise in the same way.
                                       “I found that patients were more
“If we want to change the              motivated to follow treatment
healthcare system, we have to          plans when they were included
change the way that we teach.          in the team to manage their
Evidence shows that collaborative      diabetes.”
care leads to the best health
                                       Seeing the patient outcomes was
                                       the highlight for both students.
In their final year Puawai Clair,
                                       “The most rewarding part was
a physiotherapy student, and
                                       watching the patients progress
podiatry student Dorcas Choo
                                       within their health and wellbeing,
both took part in a six-week
                                       from week one to week six. It
interprofessional programme at
                                       wasn’t just about the physical
AIH that saw them consulting with
                                       wellbeing of the patient, but also
clients with diabetes and working
                                       the emotional, social and mental
collaboratively with a team of
                                       wellbeing that had improved.”
students from different disciplines

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     Seeing students consuming               with part-time study to complete
     artificial, sugar-laden energy          her Bachelor of Business and
     drinks to keep themselves awake         Bachelor of Communication
     sparked an idea for AUT Bachelor        Studies conjoint programme.
     of Business student Holly Sutich: a
                                             “We received huge support from
     ‘clean’ energy drink alternative.
                                             the AUT Business School and the
     Holly and her classmate Bradley         CO.STARTERS team, as well as
     Hagan saw an opportunity to             from programmes like Shadow a
     develop an energy drink that            Leader and the X Challenge.”
     provided a more natural boost
                                             The nine-week CO.STARTERS
     with antioxidants, a caffeinated
                                             programme helps entrepreneurs
     ‘superleaf’ guayusa and no
                                             evaluate their business idea,
     artificial sugar.
                                             understand what it takes to
     Four years on, their clean energy       create a sustainable business and
     drink is a reality. Phoric is stocked   connect with industry mentors
     in selected stores around the           and support.
     country and by Foodstuffs
                                             “The most valuable insight from
     supermarkets across the North
                                             CO.STARTERS was the importance
     Island, with the goal to expand
                                             of talking to our customers and
     those sales nationwide and then
                                             getting feedback at every stage of
     tackle sales in Australia.
                                             the process. It allowed us to adapt
     Getting to this point has taken a       and pivot.”
     huge amount of hard work for the
                                             Holly and Bradley were also
     co-founders and the concept for
                                             awarded a $30,000 prize package
     Phoric - which Holly and Bradley
                                             to develop Phoric through AUT’s
     came up with in their first year at
                                             X Challenge.
     AUT - might never have got past
     the idea stage if it hadn’t been for    “Staff at AUT have gone above
     the programmes and support AUT          and beyond to support what we
     offers to aspiring entrepreneurs.       are doing – pushing our learning
                                             and growth opportunities to be
     “Starting a business while at
                                             as prepared as we can be for this
     university is quite rare, but it was
                                             insane, stressful and amazing
     hands-down the environment
     at AUT that helped Phoric
     come to life,” says Holly, who is
     balancing the growth of Phoric

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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
At AUT, we don’t want anything to get in the way of you     Studying at university can be quite an adjustment. That’s
enjoying your student experience and achieving your         why AUT helps new students transition to university life
goals. So no matter what the problem, the Student Hub       by delivering a wide-ranging orientation programme
                                                                                                                                                                                         Get involved in campus life
is here to help. You can find a Student Hub on each of      at the start of each semester. AUT Orientation is                                                                            Joining a club is a great way to meet like-minded people
our three campuses and our specialist staff can help        complemented by a fun social programme to help you                                                                           and make lifelong friends outside of lectures. Choose from
with anything from enrolment and student ID cards to        meet new friends and celebrate the exciting new journey     We speak your language                                           a range of student-run social, sustainability, academic
matters far beyond university like support with visa        you’re on. Orientation is just one aspect; we also offer    Our students come from 137 countries, so we know                 and cultural clubs – a great way to meet new people,
and immigration matters, StudyLink issues or landlord       activities throughout the semester. To help you navigate    that sometimes it’s easier to have things explained in           participate in events and get involved in campus life.
challenges.                                                 the student journey, AUT’s Student App also provides up-    your native language. That’s why many of our student
                                                            to-date news, events and information about AUT anytime,     ambassadors and Student Hub staff are multilingual and
                                                            anywhere.                                                                                                                    Committed to Māori advancement
Getting around                                                                                                          can clearly explain information if needed.
                                                                                                                                                                                         We’re passionate about the success of our Māori students.
Whether it’s finding your way to campus or getting
around between lectures, AUT offers a range of resources
                                                            Finding the right place to live                             Join a gym or sports team                                        Our Takawaenga Māori team co-ordinates activities
                                                                                                                                                                                         and events, and provides advice on both personal and
to help you navigate your new environment. AUT has          Living in AUT student accommodation is a great              AUT is New Zealand’s leading sports university, with state-      study topics.
shuttle buses that travel between campuses (including       option; especially if you’re in your first year of study    of-the-art sports facilities, on-campus gyms, and a huge
New Zealand’s first electric bus), delivers campus and      or from outside Auckland. AUT’s self-catered student        number of sports teams and events. As an AUT student
city tours during Orientation, and provides MazeMaps        accommodation is convenient and modern apartment style      you can participate in a wide variety of sports, from social     Pacific student success
online, a mapping tool designed to help navigate complex    living, just minutes away from our City or North Campus.    on-campus games to elite international competitions. As          AUT offers a range of services designed to support
environments and highlight any obstacles for people with    You’ll also enjoy an exciting and supportive community      a part of University Tertiary Sport (UTSNZ) you may also         our diverse Pacific communities, including academic
accessibility needs.                                        with a unique residential life programme. If you don’t      have the chance to represent AUT against some of the best        tutoring, and a comprehensive mentoring and
                                                            choose to live on campus, our Student Hub advisor can       student athletes in the country.                                 leadership programme.
                                                            help you find, apply for and rent private accommodation
                                                            that suits your needs. You can also get guidance on
                                                            accommodation costs, contracts, bonds and tenancy           Disability student support & resources                           Join the AUT rainbow community
                                                                                                                        If you have an impairment, our Disability Support team can       AUT was the first university to receive the Rainbow
                                                                                                                        support you to participate as fully as you can in learning       Tick, and remains committed to providing a safe and
                                                                                                                        and student life. We work with students before they start        inclusive environment for all students. We offer services
                                                                                                                        at AUT to help identify their specific needs and ensure          and resources for students who identify with diverse
                                                                                                                        they’re set up for success while they’re studying with           sexual orientations, sex and gender identities, including a
                                                                                                                        us. AUT is strongly committed to equity of access and            rainbow student room where you can study and relax, and
                                                                                                                        opportunity for students, staff and visitors, and supports       student groups and networks. We also have a dedicated
                                                                                                                        the principles of Kia Ōrite: Code of Practice for an inclusive   rainbow community co-ordinator, and actively participate
                                                                                                                        tertiary environment.                                            in many of the rainbow events in Auckland.

                                                                                                                        Supporting parents
                                                                                                                        AUT has childcare centres at the City and the North
                                                                                                                        Campus, providing a safe and happy environment with
                                                                                                                        excellent staff and high-quality facilities.

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Budget advice and financial support                          Student ambassadors ready to help
                                                                                                                            Our specialist Student Hub advisors offer budget and         AUT has more than 200 knowledgeable student
                                                                                                                            financial planning advice all year. We know that sometimes   ambassadors who help support events and activities across
                                                                                                                            things happen and financial stress can impact your           AUT. One of their key roles is to help new students as they
                                                                                                                            academic success. That’s why we offer financial support      settle into their studies. We also have Are You OK? advisors
                                                                                                                            that ranges from offering grocery or fuel vouchers, to       who focus on students’ wellbeing, and make sure students
                                                                                                                            helping with that unexpected bill.                           are aware of the support services and resources available.

                                                                                                                            Helping you succeed in your studies                          We embrace all faiths
                                                                                                                            Our library and learning support team offers a wide range    We take a multifaith approach by providing spiritual
                                                                                                                            of services and resources, and there are digital resources   support to students from various beliefs. AUT encourages
                                                                                                                            available to develop your academic skills. The Library       understanding, tolerance and harmony, respecting
                                                                                                                            also runs a range of workshops to help you get the most      everyone’s spiritual views. Access our faith and prayer

LIFE AT AUT (continued)                                                                                                     out of your studies and work smarter, rather than harder.
                                                                                                                            Our extensive peer mentoring programme also enables
                                                                                                                            students to learn from others who have already completed
                                                                                                                                                                                         rooms on campus, or get support from our team of

                                                                                                                            the same paper. You can also access Studiosity, a free
                                                                                                                            online help service available anytime for guidance and       Stay healthy and well
                                                                                                                            feedback on academic writing and skills.
Plan your future career                                       Top internships around the world                                                                                           At AUT it’s OK to ask for help. We actively encourage all
                                                                                                                                                                                         students to be aware of their own wellness needs – mind,
The AUT Employability and Careers team helps you plan         New AUT graduates have once-in-a-lifetime opportunities                                                                    body and spirit. You’ll have access to free or low-cost
in advance for your future career by developing job search    to apply their learning in a global context thanks to the
                                                                                                                            Support for postgraduate students                            medical treatment at our full-service medical centres,
and interview skills, while building your personal brand      AUT Internz International Scholarship programme. As well      The Graduate Research School provides leadership and         which provide private and confidential care for a range
and networking skills. We also support students into          as providing a chance to intern with amazing employers        support services for postgraduate research students          of issues. We’re also committed to helping you build
AUT Internz, an in-house service that connects students       in a range of industries in America, Asia and Europe, AUT     and their supervisors at AUT. We provide advice and          resilience, mental strength and the skills to manage
with paid internships and employers looking to recruit        provides scholarships to cover visas, return travel, travel   information related to applications for the Master of        stress. That’s why all students can get free, confidential
AUT graduates.                                                and health insurance and a stipend to support living          Philosophy and doctoral programmes, offer advice on          counselling sessions and mental health support. In addition
                                                              expenses. More than 150 AUT graduates started their           postgraduate policy matters, and monitor the progress        to one-on-one appointments, we also run a range of group
                                                              careers by completing internships for organisations like      of research students at AUT from the moment they’re          workshops. Talk to us about any topic – study-related or
A launchpad for entrepreneurs                                 Facebook Creative Shop, Icebreaker, Allbirds, Lululemon,      admitted to their programme to the time they complete        personal – or join a support group to help you with specific
AUT is a great place for aspiring entrepreneurs. If you       FCB, Paramount Recording Studios, Sundance Institute, the     their degree. Each faculty also has dedicated staff          issues, like managing anxiety or going through relationship
want to turn your entrepreneurial ideas into a viable         Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Smithsonian through        to support postgraduate students in all programmes           difficulties. We also organise Wiser at AUT events where
business, you can join our nine-week CO.STARTERS@AUT          the AUT Internz Scholarship Programme.                        throughout their studies.                                    students can develop better self-knowledge and a greater
programme or participate in the X Challenge to compete                                                                                                                                   sense of purpose.
for a range of cash prizes to help you take the next step     See the world before you graduate                             A vibrant research culture
on your entrepreneurial journey. AUT students and alumni
who have a promising idea for a start-up could also work      An international student exchange offers an amazing           We create a wide range of opportunities for supervisors
                                                                                                                                                                                         Representing your interests
with AUT Ventures Ltd to bring their ideas to market. We      opportunity to study overseas as part of your degree. Study   and postgraduate research students to collaborate,           The AUT Student Association (AUTSA) exists to advocate
can help you access commercial funding sources, protect       for a semester or a year at one of our partner universities   connect and share ideas through workshops, events,           and represent the interests of all students attending AUT.
your intellectual property and avoid the pitfalls many        around the world, and immerse yourself in another culture,    doctoral inductions and the research students’ peer          The association also publishes the university magazine
start-ups face.                                               make lifelong friends and get international experience        groups. The annual Research Symposium and 3 Minute           Debate, and runs social activities during Orientation and
                                                              before you graduate.                                          Thesis competition are among the many events that            throughout the year.
                                                                                                                            showcase AUT’s student research culture and celebrate
Gain an edge on the competition                                                                                             postgraduate student success.
The AUT Edge Award and the Beyond AUT Award are
                                                                                                                                                                                         Safe and friendly campuses
designed to challenge, reward and formally acknowledge                                                                                                                                   We make sure our students are safe when they’re on
the ‘C skills’ – collaboration, co-operation, community,
                                                                                                                            Free access to digital tools                                 campus. Our friendly security staff are available day and
curiosity, communication and creativity – gained through                                                                    and resources                                                night to help if you have any concerns.
your volunteering, leadership and employability activities.                                                                 We offer students all the digital tools needed to succeed,
The awards help prove to employers that you’re more                                                                         including free Wi-Fi on campus, the full Microsoft
than your qualification and give you an extra edge in the                                                                   Office 365 suite for up to five devices and access to
competitive marketplace.                                                                                                    LinkedIn Learning (, a world-leading online
                                                                                                                            learning platform.

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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         22 Feb 2021
                                                               Starts     22 Feb 2021                  Campus       City
                                                                                                       Starts       22 Feb & 12 July 2021


              Master of Architecture                          Master of Philosophy                     Doctor of Philosophy
                                                              Duration    1 year F/T,                  Duration    3-6 years
              Duration        2 years F/T,                                2 years P/T
                              5 years P/T
                                                                                                       Campus      City                             LABS &
                                                              Campus      City
              Campus          City                            Starts      Any time
                                                                                                       Starts      Any time                        FACILITIES
              Starts          22 Feb 2021
                                                                                                                                               AUT’s state-of-the-
              KEY                                                                                                                              art facilities ensure
              F/T full-time                                                                                                                    students have access
              P/T part-time
                                                     WORLD-LEADING RESEARCH                                                                    to the latest industry-
                                                     AUT researchers work on projects across the built environment, in New                     leading technology,
                                                     Zealand and around the world. You can collaborate on projects, and work                   including top quality
                                                     with graduates and architects to create meaningful change in the built                    video and motion
                                                     environment. As an architecture student at AUT you can also access our                    capture studios, a
                                                     brand-new Architectural Engineering Lab where you can work on research
                                                                                                                                               hi-tech textile design
                                                     projects that demonstrate the way architecture, design intelligence and future
                                                     cities can become intertwined.                                                            laboratory, a 3D
                                                                                                                                               printing lab, radio
                                                                                                                                               and TV studios, and
                                                                                                                                               the country’s most
                                                                                                                                               advanced additive
                                                                                                                                               manufacturing centre.
                                             “For my doctoral research, I’m focusing on acoustical engineering and how
                                             to make spaces more suitable acoustically for the building’s purpose. When I
                                             decided to do my PhD, I researched a lot of different topics within the field of
                                             architectural engineering and this one stood out as an area where I can make a
                                             contribution through my research. I think it’s a really interesting topic. I love AUT
                                                 – I love the study environment and appreciate how approachable the staff are.
                                                     I’ve also enjoyed the student life here, and have been involved in a number
                                                        of different clubs.”
                                                        Megan Burfoot
                                                         Doctor of Philosophy candidate
                                                          Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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                                                           in Architectural Engineering
                                        TOP 100

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

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              UNDERGRADUATE STUDY                                                                                              POSTGRADUATE STUDY

               Certificate in Science and                 Bachelor of Design                        Bachelor of Visual Arts    Postgraduate Certificate                 Master of Design                          Master of Philosophy
               Technology                                                                                                      in Cultural and Creative
                                                           •   Communication Design             Duration     3 years F/T,                                               Duration    1½ years F/T,                Duration      1 year F/T,
                                                                                      C   S
              Duration        1 year F/T only              •   Digital Design C                              6 years P/T                                                            up to 3 years P/T                          2 years P/T
              Campus          City & South                 •   Fashion Design C                 Campus       City              Duration   ½ year F/T,                   Campus      City                         Campus        City
                                                           •   Industrial Design C                                                        1-1½ years P/T
              Starts          22 Feb & 12 July 2021                                             Starts       22 Feb 2021                                                Starts      22 Feb & 12 July 2021        Starts        Any time
                                                           •   Interaction Design C                                            Campus     City
                                                           •   Spatial Design C
                                                                                                                               Starts     22 Feb & 12 July 2021
                                                          Duration    3 years F/T,                                                                                      Master of Visual Arts                     Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                      6 years P/T
                                                                                                                                                                        Duration    1½ years F/T,                Duration      3-6 years
                                                          Campus      City & South                                             Master of Cultural and
                                                                                                                                                                                    up to 3 years P/T
                                                                                                                               Creative Practice                                                                 Campus        City
                                                          Starts      22 Feb 2021                                                                                       Campus      City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Starts        Any time
                                                                                                                               Duration   1½ years F/T,                 Starts      22 Feb & 12 July 2021
                                                                                                                                          up to 3 years P/T
              C     City Campus    F/T full-time
              N     North Campus   P/T part-time
                                                                                                                               Campus     City
              S     South Campus                                                                                               Starts     22 Feb & 12 July 2021

                                                                                                                                    WORLD-CLASS RESEARCH
                                                                                                                                    Our creative-led research covers a broad range of art and design disciplines. Cultural practitioners –
                                                                                                                                    visual artists, spatial and fashion designers, film makers and more – come together to explore broad
                                                                                                                                    notions of art and design at AUT. As an art and design student you have access to our industry-
                                                                                                                                    leading studios, labs and services. These include photographic and lighting facilities; motion capture,
                                                                                                                                    printmaking and 3D labs; and digital textile machines at our world-class Textile and Design Lab.
                                                                                                                                    We’re also the home of the ST PAUL St Gallery, a suite of purpose-built galleries and project spaces
                                                                                                                                    dedicated to the development of contemporary art and programme of exhibitions, events, symposia
                                                                                                                                    and publications.

                                        “I had seen some of the work of previous design students from AUT, and was blown         “AUT offers a perfect environment to design in. Through the studio culture I made
                                        away by their level of skill and knowledge. At AUT I was surrounded by people who        lifelong friends – spending countless late nights in the studio leads to great friendships.
                                       were very talented, which made me want to push my skills even further and strive to       Being taught by great academic staff in spatial design also enriched my experience at
                                       achieve the same standards. What I love most about my role now is that it combines        AUT. They helped progress my learning and skills, heavily influencing how I work
                                             two of my passions: design and helping people. User experience design is about      as a designer today. Since I was young one of my career goals was to work in
                                                  understanding people – their needs, wants and desires – and designing          New York City, and to have my first job in the industry here, through the
                                                    something that helps them achieve what they intend to do.”                   AUT Internz programme, is an amazing personal achievement.”
                                                      Joshua Bryan Ong                                                           Sophie Roberts
                                                       User Experience Designer, Air New Zealand                                 Landscape Design Intern, Terrain NYC, New York City, USA
                                                       Bachelor of Design in Communication Design                                Bachelor of Design in Spatial Design

      BUSINESS &
                                     Ranked in the top
                                     300 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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UNDERGRADUATE STUDY                                                                                                               POSTGRADUATE STUDY

              Certificate in Business                     Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor        Bachelor of Business &                            Bachelor of Business                      Master of Business                      Postgraduate Certificate in
                                                          of Business conjoint               Bachelor of International                         (Honours)                                                                         Business Administration
              Duration          ½ year F/T only                                                                                                                                           •   Accounting
                                                          programme                          Hospitality Management
              Campus            City & South                                                 conjoint programme                                 •   Accounting                            •   Economics                          Duration   ½ year F/T,
                                                          Duration   4 years F/T,                                                               •   Economics                             •   Finance                                       1-1½ years P/T
              Starts            22 Feb & 12 July 2021                                                                                                                                     •   Information Systems
                                                                     up to 9 years P/T       Duration      4 years F/T,                         •   Finance                                                                      Campus     City
                                                          Campus     City & South                          up to 9 years P/T                    •   Information Systems                   •   International Business
                                                                                                                                                                                          •   Management                         Starts     5 Jan, 1 Mar, 27 Apr, 21
                                                                                                                                                •   International Business
              Certificate in Business                     Starts     22 Feb & 12 July 2021   Campus        City & South
                                                                                                                                                •   Management                            •   Marketing                                     Jun, 16 Aug & 11 Oct
              Studies                                                                        Starts        22 Feb & 12 July 2021                •   Marketing                             •   Sport Leadership and                          2021
                                                                                                                                                •   Sport Leadership and                      Management
              Duration          ½ year F/T only           Bachelor of Business &                                                                    Management                                                                   Postgraduate Diploma in
              Campus            City & South              Bachelor of Communication          Bachelor of Business &                                                                      Duration     1½ years F/T,
                                                          Studies conjoint programme         Bachelor of Science conjoint                      Duration      1 year F/T, 2 years P/T                  3 years P/T                Business Administration
              Starts            22 Feb & 12 July 2021
                                                                                             programme                                         Campus        City                        Campus       City                       Duration   1-1½ years F/T,
                                                          Duration   4 years F/T,
                                                                                                                                               Starts        22 Feb & 12 July 2021       Starts       22 Feb & 12 July 2021                 2-4 years P/T
                                                                     up to 8 years P/T       Duration      4½ years F/T,
              Bachelor of Business                                                                                                                                                                                               Campus     City
                                                          Campus     City & South                          up to 9 years P/T
                  •   Accounting C S                                                         Campus        City & South                                                                  Master of Philosophy                    Starts     5 Jan, 1 Mar, 27 Apr, 21
                                                          Starts     22 Feb 2021                                                               Postgraduate Certificate in                                                                  Jun, 16 Aug & 11 Oct
                  •   Economics C                                                            Starts        22 Feb & 12 July 2021               Business
                  •   Finance C                                                                                                                                                          Duration     1 year F/T, 2 years P/T               2021
                  •   Human Resource Management           Bachelor of Business &                                                               Duration      ½ year F/T,                 Campus       City & South
                      and Employment Relations C S        Bachelor of Computer               Graduate Certificate in                                         1 year P/T
                  •   Information Systems C                                                                                                                                              Starts       Any time                   Master of Business
                                                          and Information Sciences           Business                                          Campus        City                                                                Administration
                  •   International Business and
                      Strategy C
                                                          conjoint programme                                                                   Starts        22 Feb & 12 July 2021
                                                                                             Duration      ½ year F/T,                                                                                                           Duration   1-1½ years F/T,
                  •   Management C S                                                                       1 year P/T
                                                                                                                                                                                         Doctor of Philosophy
                                                          Duration   4 years F/T,                                                                                                                                                           2-4 years P/T
                  •   Marketing, Advertising, Retailing              up to 9 years P/T       Campus        City & South                                                                  Duration     3-6 years
                      and Sales C                                                                                                              Postgraduate Diploma in                                                           Campus     City
                                                          Campus     City & South            Starts        22 Feb & 12 July 2021               Business                                  Campus       City & South               Starts     5 Jan, 1 Mar, 27 Apr, 21
              Duration          3 years F/T,              Starts     22 Feb & 12 July 2021                                                                                                                                                  Jun, 16 Aug & 11 Oct
                                                                                                                                                                                         Starts       Any time
                                6 years P/T                                                                                                    Duration      1 year F/T, 2 years P/T                                                        2021
              Campus            City & South                                                 Graduate Diploma in                               Campus        City
              Starts            22 Feb & 12 July 2021
                                                          Bachelor of Business &             Business
                                                                                                                                               Starts        22 Feb & 12 July 2021
                                                          Bachelor of Health Science
                                                                                             Duration      1 year F/T,
                                                          conjoint programme
                                                                                                           2 years P/T
                                                          Duration   4½ years F/T,           Campus        City & South
                                                                     up to 9 years P/T
                                                                                             Starts        22 Feb & 12 July 2021
                                                          Campus     City & South1
              C       City Campus    F/T full-time
              N       North Campus   P/T part-time
                                                          Starts     22 Feb & 12 July 2021
              S       South Campus
                                                                                               1. Health papers offered at the North Campus.
                                                                                                                                                          “I had eight years’ experience in the area of human resources, and could see
                                                                                                                                                          that the Master of Business would enable me to marry my previous work
                                                                                                                                                          experience with my desire to lay the ground for doctoral research in this
                                                                                                                                                          area in the future. AUT has students of different ages, abilities, ethnicities,
                  WORLD-LEADING RESEARCH
                                                                                                                                                          backgrounds and worldviews. Peer learning is therefore fabulous, and the
                  Our world-class researchers work in all major disciplines in business and economics, and in our                                         exchange of different ideas contributes to the overall learning process.
                  multidisciplinary research centres. At the heart of our research is collaborative engagement with our                                   Despite being new to New Zealand when I joined AUT, I felt at home
                  external stakeholders in business, the professions, government and the community. Our research centres                                  from day one, and that speaks volumes of the spirit of inclusion
                  and groups include the Accounting for Social Impact Research Group, Auckland Centre for Financial                                       that AUT stands for.”
                  Research, Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research, Gender and Diversity Research Group and
                                                                                                                                                          Meghana Lama
                  the New Zealand Work Research Institute.
                                                                                                                                                          People Solutions Consultant, Auckland Transport

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                                                                                                                                                          Master of Business


              Postgraduate Certificate in                Postgraduate Diploma in               Postgraduate Diploma in
              Business Studies                           Applied Finance                       Global Business
              Duration   ½ year F/T,                     Duration   1 year F/T,               Duration    1 year F/T,
                         1 year P/T                                 1½ years P/T                          1½ years P/T
              Campus     City                            Campus     City                      Campus      City
              Starts     1 Mar & 26 Oct 2021             Starts     1 Mar & 26 Oct 2021       Starts      1 Mar & 26 Oct 2021

              Postgraduate Certificate in                Master of Applied Finance             Master of Global Business
              Professional Accounting
                                                         Duration   1-1½ years F/T,           Duration    1-1½ years F/T,
                                                                    2-4 years P/T                         2-4 years P/T

              Duration   ½ year F/T,
                         1 year P/T                      Campus     City                      Campus      City
              Campus     City                            Starts     1 Mar & 26 Oct 2021       Starts      1 Mar & 26 Oct 2021
              Starts     1 Mar & 26 Oct 2021

                                                         Postgraduate Diploma in               Postgraduate Diploma in
              Postgraduate Diploma in                    Business Management                   Marketing
              Professional Accounting
                                                         Duration   1 year F/T,               Duration    1 year F/T,
              Duration   1 year F/T,                                1½ years P/T                          1½ years P/T
                         1½ years P/T                    Campus     City                      Campus      City
              Campus     City                            Starts     1 Mar & 26 Oct 2021       Starts      1 Mar & 26 Oct 2021
              Starts     1 Mar & 26 Oct 2021
                                                         Master of Business                    Master of Marketing
              Master of Professional                     Management
                                                                                              Duration    1-1½ years F/T,
                                                         Duration   1-1½ years F/T,                       2-4 years P/T
              Duration   1-1½ years F/T,                            2-4 years P/T             Campus      City                     The AUT City
                         3 years P/T                     Campus     City                                                           Campus is in the
                                                                                              Starts      1 Mar & 26 Oct 2021
              Campus     City                            Starts     1 Mar & 26 Oct 2021
                                                                                                                                   heart of Auckland
              Starts     1 Mar & 26 Oct 2021                                                                                       and is AUT’s biggest
                                                                                                                                   campus. It’s home to
                                                                                                                                   our architecture, art
                                                                                                                                   and design, business
                                                                                                                                   and economics,
                                                                                                                                   creative technologies,
                                           “I chose this degree because I had a desire to sharpen my finance-related skills. The   engineering,
                                           Master of Applied Finance curriculum at AUT suited me well, as it was based on the      computer and
                                          Candidate Body of Knowledge from the CFA programme. This has been very helpful           mathematical
                                         as my goal is to become a CFA charterholder. I came to AUT because it’s one of the top
                                                                                                                                   sciences; hospitality,
                                        three universities in New Zealand, and it has been growing very fast. What I’ve enjoyed
                                        most about my studies here is that AUT encourages students to show initiative while        languages, law, Māori
                                         providing high-quality guidance for students along the way.”                              development, science
                                                                                                                                   and social sciences
                                               Ryan Li
                                                     Financial Instruments Valuation Analyst, PwC New Zealand
                                                        Master of Applied Finance

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                                  TOP 200
                                  for communication
                                   and media studies

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

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