Celebrating                                       Welcome to AUT

20 years as a                                      E ngā mana, e ngā reo

                                                   E te iti, e te rahi
                                                   E ngā mātāwaka o ngā tōpito o te ao
                                                   Ngā mahuetanga iho e kawe nei i ngā
                                                   moemoeā o rātou mā
                                                   Tēnā koutou katoa

                                                   Piki mai rā, kake mai rā,
                                                   Nau mai, haere mai ki tēnei o ngā wānanga
                                                   Whakatau mai i raro i te korowai āhuru
                                                   o Te Wānanga
                                                   Aronui o Tāmaki Makau Rau

                                                   To the prestigious, the many voices
                                                   The few, the great
                                                   To those of all races and creeds
                                                   We who remain to fulfil the dreams and
                                                   aspirations of the ancestors
                                                   Greetings one and all

                                                   Climb, ascend
                                                   Embark on the journey of knowledge
When AUT became a university in January
2000, it had a clear vision for its future:        Let us at AUT embrace and empower you
to provide its students with exceptional
                                                   To strive for and achieve excellence
learning experiences, and send them into
the world as outstanding graduates. AUT has
been a university for 20 years now and that
student-centred vision has helped guide the
development of world-class programmes,             Te whakatupu i te kōunga, i te mana taurite me ngā
teaching, research, facilities and partnerships.   tikanga matatika, i ngā pūkenga ako,
                                                   i ngā pūkenga whakaako me te āta rangahau hei hāpai
Today, AUT is New Zealand’s second-largest         i ngā hāpori whānui o te motu, otirā, o te ao.
university, with 29,250 students, 994 doctoral
candidates, 3,400 staff, 195 professors
and associate professors, and more than            To foster excellence, equity and ethics in learning,
100,000 AUT alumni. Ranked in the top 1%           teaching, research and scholarship, and in so doing
of universities worldwide, AUT is the top          serve our regional, national and international
millennial university in Australasia, and ranked   communities.
first in New Zealand for its global research
impact and international outlook.

Course information                                                          About AUT
                                                                            02    AUT’s faculties and schools
12   Bachelor of Arts                                                       03    Qualifications and study pathways
16   Bachelor of Māori Development                                          04    Why study at Te Ara Poutama?
19   Diploma in Arts & Certificate in Arts                                  10    Our staff
20   Postgraduate Certificate & Diploma in Arts                             32    Campus map
21   Master of Arts
22   Master of Philosophy                                                   Applying for your programme
23   Doctor of Philosophy                                                   26    How to apply
                                                                            28    University entrance
                                                                            30    Fees and payment
                                                                            31    Find out more

Key: F/T = full-time, P/T=part-time
Cover credit: Rendering by Jared Patterson.
Top 1%: AUT is 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 only for students and is subject to change. All students enrolling at AUT should consult its official document,
the AUT Calendar, which is available online at aut.ac.nz/calendar, to ensure that they are aware of, and comply with, all
regulations, requirements and policies.
International students should visit aut.ac.nz/international for entry requirements and detailed application information.
The information contained in this programme guide was correct at the time of print, December 2019.

AUT’s faculties and schools

     AUT has five faculties and 17 schools. The red box in the diagram below shows where the programmes in this
     programme guide sit within AUT.

       AND LAW                                                        TE ARA KETE ARONUI
                                                                      School of Education
       Business School                                                Te Kura Mātauranga
       Te Kura Kaipakihi
                                                                      School of Hospitality and Tourism
       Law School                                                     Te Kura Taurimatanga me te Mahi Tāpoi
       Te Kura Ture
                                                                      School of Language and Culture
       School of Economics                                            Te Kura Reo me te Ahurea
       Matauranga hanga
                                                                      School of Social Sciences and Public Policy
                                                                      Te Kura Pūtaiao ā-iwi me ngā Kaupapa Tūmatanui

       TE ARA AUAHA                                                   FACULTY OF HEALTH AND
                                                                      ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
       School of Art and Design                                       TE ARA HAUORA A PŪTAIAO
       Te Kura Toi a Hoahoa
                                                                      School of Clinical Sciences
       School of Communication Studies                                Te Kura Mātai Haumanu
       Te Kura Whakapāho
                                                                      School of Interprofessional Health Studies
       School of Engineering, Computer and                            Te Kura Pākeho Ngaiotanga o Ngā Marau Akoranga Hauora
       Mathematical Sciences
       Te Kura Mātai Pūhanga, Rorohiko, Pāngarau                      School of Public Health and
                                                                      Psychosocial Studies
       School of Future Environments                                  Te Kura Hauora Tūmatanui
       Huri te Ao
                                                                      School of Science
                                                                      Te Kura Pūtaiao

                                                                      School of Sport and Recreation
                                                                      Te Kura Hākinakina

Qualifications and study pathways

                                                                Diploma in Arts / Certificate in Arts

                                                                                                            Bachelor of
                                                                                                          Arts & Bachelor               Double degree:
                 Bachelor of Māori            Bachelor of Arts             Graduate Diploma
                                                                                                            of Business
                   Development                    • Māori                     / Graduate                                              Bachelor of Arts &
                  • Māori Media                Development                 Certificate in Arts            Bachelor of Arts            Bachelor of Laws
                                                                                                           & Bachelor of
                                                                                                           Computer and

                                                                     Postgraduate Diploma /
                                                                  Postgraduate Certificate in Arts

                                                                                                                                        Master of
                                                                                                          Master of
                                                  Master of                    Master of                                                 Teaching
                  Master of Arts                                                                          Business
                                                 Philosophy                    Business 1                                              and Learning
                                                                                                        Administration 1
                                                                                                                                        (Primary) 1

                            Doctor of Philosophy

1. These programmes are offered by other faculties at AUT. For more information about these programmes visit aut.ac.nz
1) Completion of one qualification doesn’t guarantee entry to a higher-level qualification.
2) Apply for the qualification you are best suited for – you don’t necessarily have to enrol in the qualification that appears at the top of the above diagram.
3) Some qualifications in the above diagram may be prerequisites to – and not credit towards – higher-level qualifications.

For more information, visit aut.ac.nz/tap

                                             Nationally and
                                          recognised lecturers


                        Complete workplace
                          experience with
                       leading media outlets,
                          businesses and
                      community organisations

                                                                                 1          3

1 Our City Campus is in the heart of Auckland’s CBD 2 & 3 You have access to fantastic facilities and software including the latest video recording equipment and a
specially designed sound room

World-class teaching and learning                                                         That’s why workplace experience is a key part of both
                                                                                          the Bachelor of Māori Development and Bachelor of
We’re proud to be one of the world’s best modern                                          Arts, and your final year includes a work placement in
universities - Times Higher Education has ranked us                                       radio, TV, film production, education, government, or a
as the top millennial university in Australasia and we’re                                 tribal or community organisation.
in the top 1% (251-300) of universities in the world. We
encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, and the
ability to explore new technologies, challenge routine                                    Innovative and relevant research
thinking and solve problems in new ways. Many of                                          AUT is ranked first in New Zealand for global
our papers incorporate digital concepts into everyday                                     research impact by Times Higher Education and the
learning and teaching. As a student at Te Ara Poutama,                                    US News Global Universities Rankings. We deliver
you have access to the latest facilities and software to                                  leading research in a number of areas within Māori
create apps, e-books and films that will help you tell                                    and indigenous development, working closely with
the stories that matter to you and your whānau. Our                                       academics and organisations from around New Zealand
dual boot lab, for example, is a great place to develop                                   and the world. As a postgraduate student you work
high-quality audio-visual apps and iBooks. We also                                        closely with academic staff who are known as experts in
have the latest video recording hardware and software,                                    their field - from Māori business and entrepreneurship
and a specially designed sound room where students                                        to Māori media and from Mātauranga Māori to New
can record voiceovers.                                                                    Zealand history and the Treaty of Waitangi. Our research
                                                                                          also feeds back into the classroom, and students can
Creating world-ready graduates                                                            contribute to and learn from these research discoveries.

AUT’s mission is to create great graduates, and each
member of our staff contributes to this. We offer                                         Committed to te reo Māori
exceptional learning experiences that prepare students                                    You’ll learn te reo Māori in a dynamic and interactive
to be successful wherever in the world their career                                       way, and our innovative courses introduce you to te ao
may take them. Study with us and you not only learn                                       Māori - the language and the culture that surrounds
academic knowledge related to your discipline, but                                        it. Our Te Whanake website is the most innovative and
also gain experience of the wider world and valuable                                      interactive way to learn te reo Māori. We’re also proud
industry contacts. We know that to create truly great                                     of the large library of Apple iBooks and apps we’ve
graduates, we must do more than get them ready for                                        developed to help our students learn, including our
their career; we must get them ready for the world.                                       te reo Māori dictionary app.

Our marae: Ngā Wai o Horotiu

     The gateway to AUT, Ngā Wai o Horotiu marae is               Our wharekai (dining room) is called te Kaipara after the
     located on the City Campus and can be hired for              Kaipara Harbour. Ngāti Whātua traversed the Kaipara
     community use. Ngā Wai o Horotiu marae is a whānau,          from the North. The word ‘para’ is a reference to the
     cultural and spiritual centre. It embraces the history of    para fern which is a traditional Māori delicacy. Kai-para
     Māori and welcomes the diverse cultures at AUT.              means ‘to eat the para fern’. It’s a fitting name for our
                                                                  dining room. Kaipara – the house of gourmet food.
     The marae is one of the ways AUT acknowledges the
     importance of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi       You can find Ngā Wai o Horotiu on the corner of
     and expresses our deeply held belief that AUT is a centre    Wellesley and St Paul Street in Auckland.
     of learning for all peoples, but also a place where Māori
     have a special and distinct role.                            To take a virtual tour of the marae visit
     Our marae’s wharenui (meeting house) was named
     Te Pūrengi by the local iwi Ngāti Whātua. The name
     represents the ropes which hold the mast of a waka in
     place. Te Pūrengi is the focal point of Ngā Wai o Horotiu.


   1                                                                                  3


   5                                                                                                6

1 & 5 The City Campus has plenty of wide-open spaces for socialising and studying 2 Staff celebrating students’ success at graduation 3 Our classes incorporate the latest digital tools to
help you learn 4 Staff and students from Te Ara Poutama at AUT’s open day, AUT LIVE 6 AUT’s Ngā Wai o Horotiu marae in the heart of Auckland City

Life at AUT                                                   Creating career-ready graduates
                                                                   The AUT Employability and Careers team
                                                                   helps you plan in advance for your future
     AUT is a modern and innovative university with endless        career by developing job search and interview
     opportunities and a supportive culture that celebrates        skills, while building your personal brand and
     diversity. Studying at AUT is your chance to meet new         networking skills. We’ll also introduce you to
     people and develop lifelong skills, while getting the         employers looking to recruit AUT graduates.
     support you need to succeed at university and beyond.

     We’re proactive in enabling all students to succeed, and
                                                                   Gain an edge on the competition
     our comprehensive student support services ensure             The AUT Edge Award and Beyond AUT Award
     that you have an amazing experience inside and outside        challenge, reward and formally acknowledge
     the classroom.                                                the ‘C skills’ – collaboration, co-operation,
                                                                   community, curiosity, communication and
                                                                   creativity – gained through your volunteering,
     We’re here to help                                            leadership and employability activities.
     No matter what the problem, our Student Hub advisors
     are here to help. You can find a Student Hub on each          International study opportunities
     campus and our specialist staff can help with anything from
     enrolment and student ID cards to academic advice, fees       An international student exchange offers an
     and financial support, and services for our diverse student   amazing opportunity to study overseas as part
     communities including the international, disability and       of your degree. Study for a semester or a year
     rainbow community.                                            at one of our partner universities around the
                                                                   world, immerse yourself in another culture,
                                                                   make lifelong friends and get international
     Dedicated support for new students                            experience before you graduate.
     From Orientation to our many academic and cultural
     support programmes, our Student Services team is
     there to make starting out as a new student as
     easy as possible.

Helping you succeed in                           Free access to digital tools and resources
your studies                                     We offer students all the digital tools needed to succeed,
Our library and learning support team offers a   including free Wi-Fi on campus, the full Office 365 suite
wide range of services and resources designed    for up to five devices and free access to LinkedIn Learning
to help develop your academic skills.            (lynda.com), a world-leading online learning platform.
The Library also runs a range of workshops
to help you get the most out of your studies,    Getting involved in campus life
and our peer mentoring programme enables
students to learn from others who have already   Joining a club is a great way to meet like-minded people
completed the same paper.                        and make lifelong friends outside of lectures. Choose from
                                                 a range of student-run social, sustainability, academic and
                                                 cultural clubs – a great way to meet new people, participate
Top internships around the world                 in events and get involved in campus life.
A good internship can be the foundation of a
great career. That’s why AUT Internz places      Join a gym or sports team
students and graduates with top companies in
                                                 AUT is New Zealand’s leading sports university, with state-
New Zealand, North America, Asia and Europe
                                                 of-the-art sports facilities, on-campus gyms, and a huge
– including Paramount Recording Studios, the
                                                 number of sports teams and events. As an AUT student you
Sundance Institute and Westpac Institutional
                                                 can participate in a wide variety of sports, from social
Bank in New York.
                                                 on-campus games to elite international competitions.

A launchpad for entrepreneurs                    Holistic approach to wellness
Every entrepreneur starts somewhere.
                                                 AUT offers comprehensive medical, and counselling and
At AUT, the best place for aspiring
                                                 mental health services. We also run Wiser at AUT events
entrepreneurs is CO.STARTERS@AUT. This
                                                 where students can develop better self-knowledge and a
nine-week programme helps you turn your
                                                 greater sense of purpose and meaning in their lives.
entrepreneurial ideas into a viable business.

                                                 Disability student support and resources
An outstanding
learning environment                             Our Disability Support team is committed to helping you
                                                 participate as fully as you can in learning and student life.
At AUT you study in an innovative and            We work with students before they start at AUT to help
interactive environment that embraces            identify their specific needs and ensure they’re set up
creativity, collaboration, and the sharing of    for success.
ideas and culture. A number of our buildings
have won prestigious architecture awards,
and we’re constantly improving our built         Getting around
environment to offer students the best           Whether it’s finding your way to campus or getting around
possible learning experience.                    between lectures, AUT offers a range of resources to help
                                                 you navigate your new environment, including shuttle buses
                                                 that travel between campuses and interactive online maps.

                                                 Safe and friendly campuses
                                                 We make sure our students are safe when they're on
                                                 campus. Our friendly security staff are available day and
                                                 night to help if you have any concerns.

Our staff

                 Professor Pare Keiha                       Dr Melissa Derby
                 QSO, MBA, MComLaw, MSc, PhD Auck.,         BA Well, MA Auck. UT, PhD Cant.
                 FRSA, MInstD, MRSNZ
                 Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Faculty      Ngāti Ranginui
                 of Culture and Society
                 Pro Vice-Chancellor for Māori
                 Dean of Te Ara Poutama (Faculty of Māori
                 and Indigenous Development)
                 Rongowhaakata, Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki         Elisa Duder
                                                            BA Waik, DipTchg Auck, DipPublishing
                                                            Whitireia, MA (Hons) Auck. UT,
                 Professor Hinematau McNeill                PhD Auck. UT
                 MA (Hons) Auck, PhD Auck. UT, TESL
                 London                                     Lecturer

                 Associate Dean
                 Tapuika, Ngāti Moko
                                                            Dr Stanley Frielick
                                                            BA Pret., MA, PhD Witw., HDipEd (PG),
                 Erana Foster
                 MA Auck                                    Senior Lecturer

                 Undergraduate Programme Leader
                 Waikato, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Maru

                                                            Aini Grace
                                                            BMD Auck. UT, PgDipArts Auck. UT,
                                                            MA Auck. UT
                 Sonia Mehana
                 BBus Auck. UT, MA (Hons) Auck. UT          Lecturer
                                                            Ngāti Whatua, Ngāti Porou, Te Arawa,
                 Faculty Registrar                          Samoan, Cook Island Māori
                 Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua

                                                            Associate Professor Ella Henry
                                                            BA, MPhil (Hons) Auck. UT, PhD Auck. UT

                 Dr Teena Brown-Pulu                        Senior Lecturer
                 BA, BA(Hons), BSocSci(Hons),               Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa, Te Rarawa,
                 MSocSci(Hons), PhD Waik                    Ngāti Kuri

                 Senior Lecturer
                 Tonga, Ngāti Awa
                                                            Dr Jani K. T. Wilson
                                                            PhD, MA (Hons), BA Auck.

                 Jamie Cowell                               Lecturer
                 BMD Auck. UT, MA Auck. UT, Cert TT         Ngāti Awa, Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Hine
                 Auck. UT

                 Ngāti Porou, Waikato


J. Hēmi Kelly                             Robert Pouwhare
DipTPTRK, Te Panekiretanga TWOA,          MA (Hons) Auck. UT
BMPA TWWA, BMVA (Hons) Massey,
MA (Hons) Auck. UT                        Lecturer

Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Tahu-Ngāti

Jason King                                Maree Sheehan
BEd, MA Waik, DipTchg                     BA Massey, PgDipArts Auck. UT,
                                          MPhil Auck. UT
Senior Lecturer
Waikato, Ngāti Mahuta,                    Lecturer
Ngāti Rangitaka                           Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato,
                                          Ngāti TŪwharetoa

Professor Sharon Mazer                    Dr Valance Smith
MA UCLA, MPhil, PhD Columbia              MA Auck, PhD Auck. UT

Professor                                 Lecturer
                                          Ngāpuhi, Waikato, Ngāti Mahuta

Professor Paul Moon                       Hohepa Spooner
PhD, MPhil (Hons) Massey, MA (Hons)       PgDipArts Auck. UT
Auck. UT, MRSNZ, FRSA, FRHistS (London)
Professor of History                      Ngāti Kahungungu,
Associate Dean, Research                  Ngāti Tūwharetoa

Lorna Piatti-Farnell
BA (Hons.), MA, PhD Lough.



 Bachelor of Arts                         [   BA | MX3704   ]

  QUICK FACTS                                                   Do you enjoy learning about people and places at an individual,
                                                                national or international level? Want to learn how to use this
                                                                knowledge to make a difference in our increasingly globalised
   Level:      7
                                                                society? With the AUT Bachelor of Arts you can choose from majors
                                                                in areas as diverse as Māori development, languages, criminology,
   Points:     360
                                                                psychology, event management and education. It’s great preparation
                                                                for a huge range of careers, and you can build your degree in a way
   Duration:   3 years F/T, 6 years P/T
                                                                that suits you – study a single or a double major, select from a wide
                                                                range of minors or add elective papers from another area of study.
   Campus:     City
                                                                Throughout your study you’ll develop effective communication,
   Starts:     22 Feb & 12 July 2021                            critical thinking and analysis skills, as well as the ability to research
                                                                and present professionally. These skills are key to any professional
                                                                role. Your final year includes valuable workplace experience, working
                                                                on a project or event, or at an organisation related to your major.

                                                                Entry requirements
                                                                Minimum entry requirements
                                                                University Entrance or equivalent

                                                                Useful New Zealand school subjects
                                                                All subjects are useful, in particular Art History, Classical Studies,
                                                                English, Geography, History, Media Studies and other languages.

                                                                English language requirements
                                                                IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent.
  Kerehi Warwick
  Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu
  Te Reo Māori Teacher, Mangere College                         Don’t meet the entry requirements?
  Bachelor of Arts in Māori Development                         Consider starting with our Diploma in Arts (see page 19).
  “In this role I’m responsible for teaching
                                                                Recognition of Prior Learning
  te reo Māori me ōna tikanga to a diverse
  range of students from Year 9 to Year                         A feature of our programmes is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), a
  13. I love being able to normalise Māori                      system that provides credit for your previous learning and experience.
  culture and language within an urban                          You may be able to get formal credit if you have completed a university
  setting. I’m constantly using the skills I                    or technical institute course that closely matches the level and
  gained from my te reo Māori papers at                         content of an AUT paper. You normally need to have completed this
  AUT in the classes I teach now. I loved                       course within the last five years. If you have a variety of learning and
  getting to know the people at AUT. One
                                                                experience (for example professional development workshops and
  of the highlights for me was being a
                                                                work experience) that matches the learning within a paper, you may be
  part of Titahi ki Tua, the Māori students’
  association at AUT, and connecting                            able to apply for non-formal credit.
  with other Māori who have the same
  educational aspirations as me. In my                          Major
  third year, I was also fortunate enough to
  complete my workplace experience with                         • Māori Development
  Te Wananga o Aotearoa, where I was
  teaching basic te reo Māori.”

Other majors within the Bachelor of Arts are:
• Children and Learning
• Chinese Studies
• Conflict Resolution
• Creative Writing
• Criminology and Criminal Justice
• Culinary Arts
• Economics
• Education                                                                       Huge opportunities for
• English and New Media Studies                                                 workplace experience and
• Event Management                                                            international study exchanges
• International Studies
• Interpreting
• Japanese Studies
• New Zealand Sign Language and Deaf Studies
• New Zealand Sign Language – English Interpreting
• Psychology
• Social Sciences

What this qualification covers

Year 1
Your first year begins with learning in a digital world, incorporating
aspects of applied media. You can explore Māori in popular culture as
well as te reo Māori.
                                                                         Abel Kururangi Johnston
                                                                         Ngāti Porou, Ngā Whānau a Tūwhakairiora,
Year 2                                                                   Putaanga, Hinerupe, Hinepare, Hunaara,
                                                                         Rakairoa, Iritekura, Kiekie, Ōhine Waiapu
In your second year you continue the te reo Māori journey. You also      2nd-year student, Bachelor of Arts in Māori
complete papers from your chosen minor or elective papers in your        Development
area of interest.
                                                                         “My old man and I went to AUT’s open
                                                                         day, AUT LIVE, where we talked to
Year 3                                                                   quite a few people. I first looked at
In your final year you develop research techniques to prepare you        communication studies, then Māori
for your workplace experience (the Te Ara Poutama Work Integrated        media and eventually settled on Māori
                                                                         development. I had grown up bilingual
Learning paper) in your last semester.
                                                                         and my dad is the general manager of an
Workplace experience is the final part of your degree. This is           iwi trust. I’ve always been around Māori
a supervised work placement related to your major(s), for an             language and culture, and have always
                                                                         found it interesting. I really enjoy the
organisation of your choice.
                                                                         variety of stuff I’ve been able to study as
In Year 3, you also study any remaining major or minor papers as well    part of the Bachelor of Arts, from history
as electives.                                                            and economics, to culture and society.
                                                                         I love learning and I like the freedom
Recent placements included:                                              to study what I find interesting. I love
                                                                         researching and I know I want to do a
• Tribal organisatIons
                                                                         Master of Arts when I finish my degree,
• Community organisations                                                and probably a PhD as well.”
• Government agencies
• Teaching across all sectors


         Bachelor of Arts
         Overview continued

                                                Double your career options – study the Bachelor of
                                                Arts and:
                                                • Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (conjoint)
                                                • Bachelor of Business (conjoint)
                                                • Bachelor of Laws (double degree)

                                                Today, standing out from the crowd is more important than ever.
             Double your career                 Conjoint programmes, double degrees and second majors double
         opportunities with conjoint or         your knowledge and opportunities, but don’t take double the time to
          double degree programmes              complete.

                                                Conjoint programmes
                                                You study two degrees at the same time in a single programme of
                                                study. It’s usually possible to complete two three-year degrees in four
                                                to five years. You need to maintain a B grade average across all papers
                                                and do papers from each degree every year.

                                                Double degrees
                                                The difference between double degrees and conjoint programmes is
                                                that in the double degrees you apply for and enrol separately in each
                                                of the two degrees. If you’re considering doing this, it’s important
                                                that you contact AUT to discuss your plans. Double degrees can be
                                                completed either one after the other or concurrently.

                                                Second majors and minors
  Jamie Lee Raumati                             When you take a second major from the majors available in your
  Tuwharetoa, Tainui, Te Rarawa me Ngai
  Te Rangi                                      degree this is called a double major. If you take the second major from
  CEO & Founder, Stay Connected Ltd / Owner,    another AUT degree this is called an additional major. Minors are also
  Bag a Bean Ltd                                available in these and some other subjects. Adding a second major or a
  Master of Arts in Māori Development student
                                                minor allows you to study another area that interests you from a wide
  Bachelor of Arts in Māori Development
  and Social Sciences                           range of subjects, so long as your timetable permits.

  “I had heard from whānau and friends          Minors available within Te Ara Poutama:
  that AUT has a really good support            • Digital Cultures
  network, especially at Te Ara Poutama.        • History
  The vibe at AUT is amazing and you
                                                • Māori Development
  feel like you can achieve anything. My
  highlight at AUT was supporting other         • Popular Culture and Performance
  Māori students as a tāura kaiwhatu,           • Te Reo Māori
  Māori learning mentor. I love helping
  my people because I know with a               You can also choose to study a major or minor from another
  little support and a nudge in the right       programme at AUT as part of your Bachelor of Arts. To see the wide
  direction they can achieve anything they      range of majors and minors available visit aut.ac.nz/minors
  set their minds to. I now split my time
  between running my two businesses; Bag
                                                AUT encourages early application. Places are limited.
  a Bean Ltd, which hires out bean bags to
  events, and Stay Connected Ltd, which
  works with businesses to support women
  in New Zealand in achieving their goals
  and aspirations.”
                                                          For more details visit aut.ac.nz/tap

Course planner
 YEAR            SEMESTER 1                                                             SEMESTER 2

                  Culture and Society                                                    Knowledge and Inquiry

                  Learning in a Digital World                                            Level 5 Māori Development major paper
    points        Applied Media I                                                        Additional major, minor or elective paper1

                  Māori in Popular Culture                                               Additional major, minor or elective paper1

                  Additional major, minor or elective paper1                             Level 6 Māori Development major paper
                  Additional major, minor or elective paper1                             Additional major, minor or elective paper1
                  Te Rangahau: Research Methods                                          Additional major, minor or elective paper1

                  Level 6 Māori Development major paper                                  Additional major, minor or elective paper1

                  Te Ao Hurihuri: Contemporary Māori Issues                              Te Ara Poutama Work Integrated Learning
                  Te Ara Poutama Preparation for Work Integrated
                                                                                         Additional major, minor or elective paper1
    points        Additional major, minor or elective paper1                             Additional major, minor or elective paper1

                  Level 7 Māori Development major paper

 360 points total
1. Electives are non-compulsory papers that help you broaden your learning. A minor is another subject area you can specialise in, but it’s smaller than
a major. A minor consists of at least 60 points in a single subject area. Please discuss your choice of elective or minor papers with the faculty registrar.

Additional major, minor or elective papers                                         Level 6
The degree is flexible enough to enable you to include                             • Kaupapa Māori Film Project
papers of your interest, either from Māori development                             • Applied Media II
or from a wide range of other degrees across AUT.                                  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi
                                                                                   • Our People, Our Stories: Contemporary NZ Oral
You can take papers from the list below or from other
undergraduate degree programmes with the approval of
                                                                                   • Te Ara Pou Leadership
both programme leaders.
                                                                                   • Intermediate Māori Language I
                                                                                   • Intermediate Māori Language II
Māori development papers
                                                                                   • Introduction to Pacific Media
Level 5                                                                            • The Pacific in Popular Culture
• Writing (in) Māori Shorts                                                        • Tā Moko: Marked Histories and Identities
• Introduction to New Zealand History                                              Level 7
• Introduction to Conversational Māori
                                                                                   • Nostalgia and Utopianism in New Zealand History
• Beginners Māori Language I
                                                                                   • From Savages to Hip-Hop Crews: Māori in New
• Beginners Māori Language II                                                        Zealand Fiction Feature Film History
• Kaupapa Māori for Screens                                                        • Advanced Māori Language I
                                                                                   • Advanced Māori Language II
                                                                                   • Te Ao Hurihuri: Contemporary Māori Issues
                                                                                   • Performing Pacific Media
                                                                                   • Indigenous Peoples and Popular Culture

                                                                                   For more details visit aut.ac.nz/tap


         Bachelor of Māori Development                            [   BMD | AK3453    ]
         Māori Media

  QUICK FACTS                                  There has been a huge shift in the media landscape in the last
                                               decade. The introduction of a Māori television channel has
                                               opened many doors for people interested in Māori media. A strong
   Level:        7
                                               foundation in te reo Māori and basic tikanga is highly valued in this
                                               field – regardless of ethnicity. That’s why graduates of AUT’s Māori
   Points:      360
                                               Media major have an edge in the competitive media industry. Study
                                               with us and you gain insight into the fast-paced media industry,
   Duration:    3 years F/T, 6 years P/T
                                               as well as a sound understanding of te reo me ngā tikanga Māori.
                                               We’re proud of our innovative and supportive learning environment.
   Campus:      City
                                               Throughout your studies, you could build web applications, make
                                               films or design interactive multimedia from a bicultural perspective.
   Starts:      22 Feb & 12 July 2021

                                               Entry requirements
                                               Minimum entry requirements
                                               University Entrance or equivalent

                                               Useful New Zealand school subjects
                                               All subjects are useful, in particular Art History, Classical Studies,
                                               English, Geography, History, Media Studies and other languages.

                                               Don’t meet the entry requirements?
                                               Consider starting with our Diploma in Arts (see page 19).

                                               English language requirements
                                               IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent.
  Matilda Poasa
  Projects and Relationships Co-ordinator,     Recognition of Prior Learning
  Māoriland                                    A feature of our programmes is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), a
  Bachelor of Māori Development in Māori       system that provides credit for your previous learning and experience.
                                               You may be able to get formal credit if you have completed a university
  “It’s really important that Māori and        or technical institute course that closely matches the level and
  Pacific voices are heard and our faces       content of an AUT paper. You normally need to have completed this
  seen. I’d always wanted to work in the       course within the last five years. If you have a variety of learning and
  film industry, so the Māori Media major      experience (for example professional development workshops and
  was an obvious fit because it allowed me     work experience) that matches the learning within a paper, you may be
  to study film, television and the media,
                                               able to apply for non-formal credit.
  but with a cultural lens. Even though I’m
  Samoan rather than Māori, it was such a
  rewarding experience. We were picking        Major
  up cameras and making our own films,
  going into the studio to record and edit.    • Māori Media
  That kind of learning really appealed to
  me, and the friends I made are friends
  for life. The biggest highlight of my time
  at AUT however was graduation. That
  was the culmination of years of not only
  my own personal sacrifice but that of my
  family, friends and those who taught me.
  My success is definitely not mine alone.”

What this major covers

Year 1
Your first year introduces you to Māori media studies, helping you
develop media production skills from a kaupapa Māori perspective.
The paper Learning in a Digital World develops your academic literacy,
technological skills and critical thinking, focusing on Māori specific
themes.                                                                   Inspiring graduates: Ngahuia Piripi,
                                                                            Shortland Street Actress; Eruini
This year we also advise you on the elective papers you can choose in    Paranihi, Bulletin Producer on The AM
Year 2 and 3. For a list of elective papers refer to page 18.             Show; Astley Nathan, Radio Host at
                                                                         Flava, and Te Okiwa Mclean, Reporter
We encourage you to choose Māori development and te reo Māori                         at Te Karere.
papers for your electives, as they cover skills that are crucial for a
career in Māori media.

Year 2
In Year 2, you develop your teamwork skills by creating a film,
including producing, writing, directing, editing and post-production
with a strong Māori or indigenous theme.

Year 3
In Year 3, you focus on developing research techniques and advanced
technical skills in preparation for your workplace experience (the Te
Ara Poutama Work Integrated Learning paper) in your last semester.
Your workplace experience is a great opportunity to apply the
knowledge and theory you’ve learnt in the classroom.                     John Henare Kingi
Recent placements included:                                              Te Reo Māori Teacher, Mangere College
                                                                         Bachelor of Māori Development in Māori
•   Māori Television                                                     Media
•   Auckland Museum                                                      “I guess the main highlight for me
•   Kura Productions                                                     was the immense amount of support
•   Ngā Aho Whakaari                                                     I received from all the staff, especially
•   South Seas Film and Television School                                from every member of staff at Te Ara
                                                                         Poutama. They went above and beyond
•   Tangata Whenua Television                                            for me in all aspects of my life really.
                                                                         Another highpoint for me were the new
AUT encourages early application. Places are limited.                    relationships I formed while studying
                                                                         at AUT, which was a very safe, inclusive
                                                                         and welcoming environment. In my role
                                                                         now, I get to be part of shaping young
                                                                         Māori learners into a better version of
                                                                         themselves; whatever they believe that
                                                                         to be. I enjoy having the opportunity
                                                                         to work with them and encourage,
                                                                         inspire and show them that whatever
                                                                         they aspire to be is achievable. My
                                                                         proudest moments are when my students
                                                                         understand what we’re learning in class,
                                                                         and that spark hits them and they just run
                                                                         away with this new knowledge.”
          For more details visit aut.ac.nz/tap


         Course planner
         YEAR         SEMESTER 1                                                           SEMESTER 2

                       Culture and Society                                                  Knowledge and Inquiry

                       Applied Media I                                                      Writing (in) Māori Shorts
            points     Learning in a Digital World                                          Kaupapa Māori for Screens

                       Beginners Māori Language I1                                          Beginners Māori Language II1

                       Kaupapa Māori Film Project                                           Te Tiriti o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi
                       Intermediate Māori Language I1                                       Intermediate Māori Language II1
             120       Te Rangahau: Research Methods                                        Nostalgia and Utopianism in NZ History
            points                                                                          (or elective paper 2)
                       Applied Media II                                                     Te Ara Pou - Leadership (or elective paper 2)

                       From Savages to Hip-Hop Crews: Māori in                              Advanced Māori Language II (or elective paper 2)
                       New Zealand Fiction Feature Film History
                       Te Ao Hurihuri: Contemporary Māori Issues                            Te Ara Poutama Work Integrated Learning
            points     Te Ara Poutama Preparation for Work Integrated                       Tā Moko: Marked Histories and Identities
                       Learning                                                             (or elective paper 2)
                       Advanced Māori Language I (or elective paper 2)

         360 points total
     1. Or higher te reo papers if you meet the requirements for Recognition of Prior Learning
     2. Electives are non-compulsory papers that help you broaden your learning. Please discuss your choice of electives with the faculty registrar.

         Elective papers                                                              Level 7
         The degree is flexible enough to enable you to include                       • Performing Pacific Media
         papers of your interest, either from Māori development                       • Indigenous Peoples and Popular Culture
         or from a wide range of other degrees across AUT.
                                                                                      For more information visit aut.ac.nz/tap
         You can choose from a wide range of elective
         papers, either from the list below or from other AUT
         bachelor’s degrees.

         Māori development papers

         Level 5
         • Introduction to New Zealand History
         • Introduction to Conversational Māori

         Level 6
         • Our People, Our Stories: Contemporary NZ Oral
         • Te Ara Pou Leadership
         • Introduction to Pacific Media
         • The Pacific in Popular Culture


                                                                          Diploma in Arts
Diploma in Arts                                                           QUICK FACTS
DipArts | AK2001

Certificate in Arts                                                        Level:      5

CertArts | AK2002                                                          Points:     120

                                                                           Duration:   1 year F/T, P/T available

Have UE, just missed out on UE or simply wanting to try out some           Campus:     City Campus
options before committing to a degree? Start your studies in a
supported environment to get on track with your degree and your            Starts:     22 Feb & 12 July 2021
future. You’ll develop interpersonal, communication, critical thinking
and problem-solving skills and will be supported through a series of
tutorials, additional learning and other support.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
• University Entrance OR
• 42 NCEA credits at Level 3, including UE literacy and numeracy, with:
  • 10 credits in each of 3 approved subjects, OR
  • 12 credits in each of 2 approved subjects and 14 credits across
    2 further subjects
English language requirements                                             Certificate in Arts
IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing and a
                                                                          QUICK FACTS
minimum of 5 in other bands, or equivalent.

                                                                           Level:      5
What these qualifications cover
                                                                           Points:     60
Diploma in Arts
This one-year programme will develop knowledge and skills in a             Duration:   ½ year F/T, P/T available
specific arts-related discipline, along with the necessary academic
preparation for further study at undergraduate level. You will take        Campus:     City Campus
degree-level papers from a range of available subjects. We will work
with you to help you identify where you want to go and what papers         Starts:     22 Feb & 12 July 2021
will help you get there.
On successful completion you can cross-credit your papers and
transfer to a relevant bachelor’s degree.

Certificate in Arts
This one-semester programme will develop introductory
knowledge and skills in one or more arts-related disciplines.
On successful completion you will be prepared for further study
at undergraduate level.

AUT encourages early application. Places are limited.

          For more details visit aut.ac.nz/tap


   Postgraduate Certificate
   in Arts                             Postgraduate Certificate in Arts
   QUICK FACTS                         PgCertArts | MX1004

   Level:     8                        Postgraduate Diploma in Arts
                                       PgDipArts | MX3740
   Points:    60

   Duration: ½ year F/T, 1 year P/T
                                       Take your understanding of Māori development further with
   Campus:    City                     the Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Arts.
                                       These programmes can also serve as a pathway to further
   Starts:    22 Feb & 12 July 2021    postgraduate study.

                                       Entry requirements
                                       Minimum entry requirements
                                       • Bachelor of Arts OR
                                       • Graduate Diploma in Arts OR
                                       • Relevant professional experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

                                       English language requirements
                                       IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent.

   Postgraduate Diploma in Arts        What these qualifications cover
   QUICK FACTS                         For the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts you need to complete 60
                                       points from the papers below, and for the Postgraduate Diploma in
   Level:     8                        Arts 120 points.
                                       Papers include:
   Points:    120
                                       • Theoretical Perspectives in Māori/Indigenous Research (30 points)
   Duration: 1 year F/T, 2 years P/T   • Methodological Approaches for Māori/Indigenous Research
                                         (30 points)
   Campus:    City                     • Reading Paper (30 points)
                                       • Special Topic in Māori Development (30 points)
   Starts:    22 Feb & 12 July 2021
                                       AUT encourages early application. Places are limited.

                                                 For more details visit aut.ac.nz/tap

Master of Arts                                                             QUICK FACTS
Māori Development
MA | MX3689                                                                 Level:       9

                                                                            Points:      240

                                                                            Duration:    2 years F/T,
The Master of Arts is a programme of advanced study and research.                        up to 5 years P/T
It’s designed to support your particular research interests, and
tailored to your individual learning needs. The learning environment        Campus:      City
is wānanga based, encourages inclusivity and discipline, and is
informed by Māori beliefs and values.                                       Starts:      22 Feb & 12 July 2021

Entry requirements
Minimum entry requirements
• Bachelor of Arts OR Graduate Diploma in Arts
• Must have completed the relevant prerequisite papers in the
  selected subject area for this degree with a B grade average
  or higher

English language requirements
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

What this qualification covers
The papers you complete provide a platform for developing chapters,        Amadonna Jakeman
artefacts or other key contributions to your thesis, exegesis and          Ngāti Te Tarawa, Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi nui
artefact, depending on which thesis pathway you choose.                    tonu, Ngāti Te Ata, Ngāti Maniapoto, Tainui,
You complete the degree with papers and a 120-point research thesis.       Tikanga, People & Practice Leader,
                                                                           Ngāti Hine Health Trust
Career opportunities                                                       Master of Arts in Māori Development
                                                                           with First Class Honours
You will be able to find employment opportunities in a variety             Bachelor of Māori Development
of organisations including:
                                                                           “My research explored Te Ruki Kawiti’s
• Iwi resource management                                                  1846 final speech, known as Te Tangi o
• Research                                                                 Kawiti – said after the signing of Te Tiriti
• Consultancy                                                              o Waitangi in 1840 and the battle
                                                                           of Ruapekapeka in 1845, and its
• Media
                                                                           impact on resistance activities and the
• Public service                                                           relationship between the Crown and
• Education                                                                Ngāti Hine, particularly in the Treaty
• Politics                                                                 settlement process. I hope my research
                                                                           encourages other Māori, Tangata
• Non-governmental organisations
                                                                           Whenua and indigenous whānau to
                                                                           think about what research means to
AUT encourages early application. Places are limited.                      them and their whānau. The Master of
                                                                           Arts is crafted so you learn and can apply
                                                                           the learning directly to your research
                                                                           topic. It was challenging at times but I’ve
                                                                           learnt so much.”

          For more details visit aut.ac.nz/tap


                                         Master of Philosophy
   Level:      9                         MPhil | AK3720

   Points:     120

   Duration:   1 year F/T, 2 years P/T
                                         The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a one-year, research-only
   Campus:     City                      master’s degree. It provides an opportunity for you to undertake a
                                         research topic of your interest under the supervision of Māori and
   Starts:     Any time                  indigenous development staff. It can also serve as a pathway to more
                                         advanced research at doctoral level.

                                         Entry requirements
                                         Minimum entry requirements
                                         Must have completed one of the following with the equivalent of
                                         a B grade average or higher:
                                         • Four-year bachelor’s degree OR
                                         • Bachelor’s honours degree OR
                                         • Bachelor’s degree and postgraduate diploma OR
                                         • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience relevant
                                           to the proposed research

                                         English language requirements
                                         IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent.

                                         Other requirements
                                         May be required to complete an approved research methods paper.

                                         What this qualification covers
                                         You complete an original thesis during this year of your study. Staff in
                                         Māori and indigenous development are available to supervise Master
                                         of Philosophy research on a wide range of topics.

                                         Career opportunities
                                         As a graduate with a Master of Philosophy you have the necessary
                                         skills and qualifications to follow an academic or research career
                                         leading to a PhD. Alternatively, your research topic may lead you to
                                         a position of expertise in your chosen field.

                                         AUT encourages early application. Places are limited.

                                                   For more details visit aut.ac.nz/tap

Doctor of Philosophy
PhD | AK3518                                                                 Level:      10

                                                                             Points:     360

                                                                             Duration: 3 to 6 years
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the University’s highest
qualification. The degree is undertaken by research only and leads           Campus:     City
to advanced academic and theoretical knowledge in a specialist area.
The PhD is suitable for students who want to pursue an academic or           Starts:     Any time
research career, or a senior position in the public or private sector.
Doctoral studies present you with the opportunity to generate
new ideas that can benefit business and society. You will make a
significant original contribution to knowledge and understanding
in your field of study and meet recognised international standards
for your work. Our academic supervisors are recognised world-class
researchers in their fields who have the expert knowledge to guide
and advise you throughout your PhD. The opportunities to apply the
knowledge and skills you gain will be extensive, both in industry
and academia.

Entry requirements
Minimum entry requirements
Must normally have completed the following in a specialisation
appropriate to the proposed research:
                                                                            Natascha Díaz Cardona
• Master’s degree with first-class or second-class (first division)         Colombia
   honours OR                                                               Doctor of Philosophy candidate
• Bachelor’s degree with honours (equivalent to 4 years of study),
                                                                            “I obtained my bachelor’s and master’s
   normally with first-class or second-class (first division) honours
                                                                            degrees in Colombia, and I love academia
The degree should include advanced learning in research, execution of       and teaching. When my husband and I
a research project and a written report on the research.                    were planning to move to New Zealand
                                                                            with our children we realised this was a
English language requirements                                               good opportunity for me to pursue my
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and all other bands 6.0    professional goals. My PhD supervisor
                                                                            – Professor Sharon Mazer from Te Ara
or higher; or equivalent.
                                                                            Poutama, AUT’s Faculty of Māori and
                                                                            Indigenous Development – was working
Other requirements                                                          at AUT and I knew that she had to be
Acceptance is subject to the availability of staff for supervision, prior   the one to guide me during my research.
research preparation and appropriate facilities.                            It has been the best decision ever.
                                                                            My research is part of the developing
                                                                            conversation about the relationship
Planning your PhD                                                           between theatre and violence in
You are required to prepare a brief proposal for your intended              Colombia, and internationally. I want
                                                                            to propose a different approach to see
research, specifying the field of research and a general research
                                                                            violence. The performance of violence
question you wish to investigate. You should provide official copies        can be analysed theatrically – which is
of academic transcripts, and evidence of previous independent               to say, politically – and then redressed
research outputs, like an honours-level dissertation or master’s-level      through social action.”
dissertation or thesis. You should also provide evidence of successful
completion of studies in research methodology at a postgraduate
level. Our staff supervise PhD research on a wide range of topics
that cover all aspects of Māori and indigenous development.
Visit aut.ac.nz/tap for current research and supervision.


                                             Doctor of Philosophy

                                             PhD research allowance
                                             PhD research allowances are normally available to support PhD
                                             candidates with expenses associated with data collection and analysis,
                                             conference funding, and other resources associated with completing
                                             their research.

                                             Scholarships/graduate assistantships
                                             Research scholarships and graduate assistantships may be available to
                                             approved PhD candidates. For more information about scholarships,
                                             visit aut.ac.nz/scholarships

  Tania Wolfgramm
                                             AUT encourages early application. Places are limited.
  Whakatohea, Te Aupouri, Ngai Tai,
  Vava’u Tonga
  Doctor of Philosophy candidate

  “I was attracted to Te Ara Poutama by
  the reputation of its academic staff. My
  supervisor Dr Ella Henry is one of the
  academic staff in Te Ara Poutama, and
  AUT has a good reputation for research.
  That was very important to me. I relish
  my talks with Ella who continues to
  challenge me and helps me clarify my
  thinking. My PhD is a very creative
  process for me.

  “For my doctoral research, I’m focusing
  on the topic of evaluation. The key
  research question I’m aiming to answer
  through my research is: How might
  Māori and indigenous philosophy
  and values contribute to improved
  evaluation design? I believe my research
  is important for Māori, Pacific and
  indigenous development and wellbeing,
  which is something I continue to be
  committed to.

  “Evaluation models based on Māori and
  indigenous values can be an empowering
  and creative process, and could be
  employed across any endeavour, with
  evaluation thinking informing the design
  and development of any initiative and
  across any sector.

  “The biggest challenge for me has been
  ensuring that my PhD is prioritised
  before any other work. Fortunately, our
  faculty administration staff, the AUT
  librarian and the PhD support staff have
  all helped me out by suggesting various
  programmes and workshops to help me
  increase my efficiency.”
                                                       For more details visit aut.ac.nz/tap

     Below is the step-by-step guide to the
     applications process. For more information
     visit aut.ac.nz/apply

                      1                                                2

             APPLY EARLY                                    COMPLETE THE
 Places are limited. Submit your application              APPLICATION FORM
 well before the semester starts.                 • Apply online
 APPLYING FOR 2021                                • Indicate your programme(s) of choice and
                                                    major (if known)
 • Semester 1
   - apply by 7 December 2020                     International students can also apply using an
 • Semester 2                                     AUT approved international agent. For a list of
   - apply by 3 May 2021                          AUT registered agents visit

 Applying for the Master of Philosophy
 (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                   SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
 If you are planning to enrol in a Master of
 Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy
 (PhD) at AUT, email the Graduate Research
 School                                                  WE ACKNOWLEDGE
                                                         YOUR APPLICATION
                                                  • We will send you an acknowledgment
                                                    email, which explains how to check the
                                                    status of your application
                                                  • We will contact you if we need more

          WE ASSESS
• We assess your application to ensure
  you have met the entry criteria for the
  programme(s) you are applying for               ACCEPT YOUR OFFER
• We consider your academic history and
  relevant experience to ensure you can
  succeed in your programme
• We let you know if your application has
  been successful

CONFIRMED We would like to offer you a
place to study at AUT

PROVISIONAL You have met some of the
criteria for entry to your chosen programme
of study and we would like to offer you a
provisional place to study at AUT. If you don’t
meet the rest of the requirements, then this
offer will be withdrawn

CONDITIONAL You have to meet the
conditions and approvals listed in your
conditional offer to be able to secure a
formal offer of place

DECLINED If you don’t meet the entry
requirements or all places are taken, we may
offer you an alternative programme

University admission to AUT bachelor’s degrees
     For New Zealand citizens and residents and international students studying in a high school in New Zealand
     To gain admission to bachelor’s degrees, you must have                           Admission categories
     met the requirements for University Entrance plus any                            You may be granted University Entrance under one of
     specified admission requirements for a programme, such                           the following categories:
     as specific subjects, portfolios and interviews.
                                                                                      •    CEA University Entrance
     For more information on entry requirements, including                            •   Ad Eundem Statum admission (at an equivalent level)
     entry requirements for international students, refer to                              – this includes Cambridge International Examinations
     the AUT Calendar or visit aut.ac.nz/calendar                                         (CIE) and International Baccalaureate Diploma
                                                                                          Programme (IB)
     Please note: AUT, like all other New Zealand universities,
     is required to manage enrolments. This is because                                •   Discretionary Entrance
     of government policies that restrict the number of                               •   Special Admission
     funded places available for domestic students in tertiary

     Common University Entrance requirements
      STANDARD             NCEA                                            CIE                                       IB2
      Overall              Require NCEA level 3 certificate which          A minimum of 120 points on the            IB Diploma with minimum 24 points
                           consists of 80 credits, including at least 60   UCAS Tariff 1 at A or AS level from an
                           credits at level 3 or higher. Can include up    approved list (equivalent to NCEA
                           to 20 credits at level 2.                       approved subject list).
                           Note: Credits to achieve NCEA                   Must include at least three subjects
                           level 3 may include unit standards from         (excluding Thinking Skills) with grades
                           non-approved subjects.                          D or above.
                           Subject credits
                           Total of 42 level 3 credits including:
                           • 14 credits from one approved subject
                           • 14 credits from a second approved subject
                           • 14 credits from a third approved subject

      Numeracy             At least 10 level 1 (or higher) numeracy        A minimum grade of D in IGCSE3            Any mathematics subject – IB Group 5
                           credits (can be achieved through a range        mathematics or any mathematics
                           of subjects)                                    subject at AS or A level.

      Literacy             Total of 10 level 2 (or higher) literacy        A minimum grade of E in English           Literature or language and literature (SL
                           credits including:                              Language and/or English Literature        or HL) – IB Group 1, with English as the
                           • 5 reading credits                            subject at AS or A level.                 language.
                           • 5 writing credits
                           From specific standards in a range of
                           NZQA English language rich subjects.

     1. UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Services for the UK) Tariff = system which converts AS and A level grades into points.
     2. New Zealand residents who have taken IB but have not been awarded the Diploma may apply for discretionary entrance.
     3. IGCSE = International General Certificate of Secondary Education.

     Where programmes require a specific subject, it is                               AUT language rich subject list
     expected that a student will have achieved a minimum                             Art History, Business Studies, Classical Studies, Drama,
     of 14 NCEA credits in that subject (or equivalent), unless
                                                                                      Economics, English, Geography, Health Education,
     indicated otherwise.
                                                                                      History, Media Studies, Physical Education, Social
                                                                                      Studies, Te Reo Māori, Te Reo Rangatira.
     NCEA approved subjects
     For a list of NCEA approved subjects for University                              Alternative pathways into AUT bachelor’s
     Entrance visit the NZQA website, nzqa.govt.nz                                    degrees
                                                                                      Students who have just missed University Entrance
                                                                                      or did not get into their chosen degree could consider
                                                                                      enrolling in one of the foundation programmes
                                                                                      offered at AUT. Please visit

Discretionary Entrance                                       •   Have successfully gained University Entrance through
Discretionary Entrance is available to applicants who            CIE or IB or an approved qualification from a New
have attained a high level of achievement in Year 12 and         Zealand secondary school of special character
want to undertake university study.                          •   Have successfully completed a recognised foundation
                                                                 programme or other recognised tertiary qualification/
International students can’t apply for Discretionary             study of at least 120 points at level 3, or at least 60
Entrance.                                                        points at level 4 in one course of study and have
                                                                 completed Year 13 at a NZ secondary school, or
You can apply if you:                                            equivalent.
• Have not completed Year 13 in a New Zealand                •   Have qualifications from an overseas secondary
  secondary school or have done Year 13 but not                  school or tertiary institution deemed by AUT to be
  attempted to gain University Entrance                          sufficient for entry into an undergraduate degree
• Have not otherwise qualified for admission (or have            programme.
  attempted University Entrance)
• Are a domestic student (New Zealand or Australian          Please note: Applicants will be required to supply an official
  citizen or permanent resident). If Australian, your most   academic transcript with their application.
  recent schooling must have been in New Zealand
• Are under 20 years of age on the first day of the
  semester in which you begin study and meet other           If you sat Bursary (prior to 2004) rather than NCEA
  requirements of the programme for which you apply          please refer to the AUT Calendar or visit
People who missed University Entrance in Year 13 may be
considered for mid-year admission in the following year.     Special Admission
You can’t apply for admission for Semester 1 if you          New Zealand citizens or residents who are over 20 years
studied in Year 13 after 1 June. However, you can apply      of age on or before the first day of semester can apply
for admission into Semester 2.                               for degree-level entry through Special Admission.

Minimum academic criteria for Discretionary Entrance         English language
• NCEA level 2 certificate endorsed with minimum of
  Merit or CIE/IB equivalent
• Minimum of 14 credits in each of four NCEA level 2 (or     If you don’t have English as your first language, you may
  higher) subjects, at least three of which must be on the   have to show evidence of your English language skills.
  approved subject list
                                                             International students studying at secondary school
• Meet UE literacy and numeracy standards, or their
                                                             and applying for University Entrance must achieve
                                                             UE Literacy through New Zealand secondary school
The application is a two-step process. First, you indicate   qualifications NCEA, CIE or IB. IELTS can’t be substituted.
you want to apply through Discretionary Entrance on
                                                             In all other cases another form of English language
the standard application form. If you meet the criteria
                                                             testing is required. Minimum IELTS requirements for
you are sent a second form in which you provide further
                                                             each programme are included on the relevant pages
information and a school recommendation.
                                                             in this publication. For other recognised English tests
The recommendation will provide proof of your maturity,      and more information, visit
motivation, capability and readiness to undertake            aut.ac.nz/englishrequirements
degree-level study and also verify that you were not
enrolled in Year 13 beyond 1 June in the year prior to
admission. Please refer to the AUT Calendar or visit         International students
aut.ac.nz/calendar                                           Contact us for information regarding studying at AUT if
                                                             you’re not a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand
Please note: Applicants are considered on a case-by-case     or Australia, or a citizen of the Cook Islands, Niue or
basis and must also meet other selection criteria for        Tokelau islands.
the programme for which they have applied. There is a
                                                             Visit aut.ac.nz for entry requirements for specific
non-refundable assessment fee of $50.00.
Admission at equivalent level                                If you have any questions, you can contact us at
(Ad Eundem Statum)                                           aut.ac.nz/enquire
An applicant will be considered for Ad Eundem Statum
admission if they:

You can also read