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Auckland University of Technology

Newzealand
Overview

Overview

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has a mission to create great graduates. The university offers exceptional learning experiences that prepare students to be successful wherever in the world their career may take them. Innovation and entrepreneurship are encouraged, along with the ability to explore new technologies, challenge routine thinking, and solve problems in new ways. AUT graduates are highly sought after by employers, with 95 per cent of available graduates in paid employment within nine months of graduation.

AUT's three modern campuses have several award-winning buildings created using sustainable principles and with inviting, collaborative and functional learning areas, auditoriums and research spaces. This includes the state-of-the-art Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences building, with unique design features making it a teaching tool and ‘living lab' where students can get hands-on experience.

AUT's success in creating transformational educational spaces has been recognised with a five-star ranking for teaching and facilities, awarded by the university rankings organisation QS. AUT offers more than 250 courses in subjects ranging from engineering and health sciences to art and design and business. AUT is proud to be one of the world's best modern universities, ranked as the top millennial university in Australasia and in the top 40 universities under 50 years old worldwide by Times Higher Education.

AUT has been a university since the year 2000, and is now the second largest in the country and ranked among the top one per cent and top 300 (251-300) of universities in the world. AUT has more than 60 research centres and institutes delivering leading research, from space research to artificial intelligence and robotics, and ecology to physical activity and nutrition. AUT's research feeds back into the classroom, and students can contribute to and learn from these research discoveries.

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What's new

What's new

New online programmes for offshore international students

For international students who are unable to study on campus owing to Covid-19 border restrictions, AUT offers online study programmes.

Subject areas covered in these online programmes include computer and information sciences design construction management creative technologies and engineering project management.

Students can now progress in their qualification without a student visa as they study from their home country.

Students are encouraged to visit the AUT website for more information on these programmes.

Top one per cent of universities world-wide

In recent rankings announcements by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, AUT has moved into the top one per cent of universities worldwide for the fourth time consecutively.

Top NZ university for international outlook

AUT ranks 1st in New Zealand and 29th globally for its international outlook, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.

International outlook rankings are made based on the university's ability to attract international staff and students, and on how well they collaborate and engage with overseas universities.

Top millennial university in Australasia

AUT is among the top millennial universities in the world (founded in the 21st century), to be ranked 15th internationally and 1st in Australasia.

In 2020, AUT has leapt up in the Times Higher Education rankings from 51st to 40th among the world's top young universities, based on the quality of its research, teaching, international outlook, citations, and industry income.

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Study experience

Study experience

Auckland University of Technology offers exceptional learning experiences to its students. As a university of technology in New Zealand, it encourages innovation and entrepreneurship.

The teaching at AUT is creative, interactive as well as responsive, and is characterised by contemporary approaches, resources and technologies. AUT's students become agile thinkers and they communicate with a larger understanding of the world.

The university's academic staff are active in their pursuit of research and are also at the forefront in their disciplines.

Apart from being ranked among the top one per cent of the world's universities, AUT is also ranked as one of the best in the world for several subjects, including being among the world's top 35 for sports, top 34 for hospitality and tourism, top 125 for clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects and top 150 in art and design.

Here's what a student had to say about his AUT experience:

Kaisar Nurkhal RF Hardware Developer, Navico Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

''I chose to study at AUT because it's considered to have a more practical approach to study, and for engineering that made the most sense. My project partner and I worked on an incredible final-year project with the goal to design, build and programme a robot with artificial intelligence and computer vision, and get it to perform complex tasks like sorting different objects. The task was huge and daunting at the beginning, but we succeeded. For me, the final year of the engineering degree was the ultimate learning experience as it's as close as you can get to real-life industry experience.''

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Study options

Study options

Faculties

Study options are offered across:

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

This faculty offers students world-class education in undergraduate as well as postgraduate qualifications, preparing them well for careers in business, economics, as entrepreneurs as well as research careers or law practice.

Faculty of Culture and Society

This provides students with a wide range of programmes such as hospitality and tourism, social sciences, languages and education, as well as a diverse and rich research profile.

Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies

This faculty is home to five discipline areas: architecture creative technologies communication studies art and design engineering and computer and mathematical sciences.

Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences

The faculty provides students with a wide range of programmes, as well as a research profile spanning many areas within the health, sports and science areas.

The university's research centres include:

  • Auckland Centre for Financial Research
  • Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research
  • Additive Manufacturing Research Centre
  • Centre for Active Ageing
  • Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Centre for Adaptive Pattern Recognition
  • Centre for Bioinformatics
  • Centre for Interdisciplinary Trauma Research
  • Centre for Social Data Analytics

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Exchange & study abroad

Exchange & study abroad

International exchange program

All AUT international students who are interested in travelling while they complete their AUT degree, can complete one or two semesters at one of its partner universities on an international exchange.

Studying overseas can change students' lives and they will have the opportunity to meet new people, immerse themselves in another culture, and gain international experience. They can also cross-credit the points they receive back to their degree at AUT as well as continue their studies when they return to New Zealand.

Some reasons why students do an international exchange are:

  • They learn a lot, both personally and academically.
  • They return to AUT with more self-confidence as well as maturity.
  • They add value to their degrees by experiencing various teaching styles as well as taking different courses.

Study abroad programme

International students who are studying their main degree at their home university/country, can choose to come to New Zealand to study abroad at AUT for a semester or a year in their chosen major, or a different discipline. Students can cross-credit points they earn at AUT towards their home degree and gain international experience during study.

Students can choose to:

  • Take up to four courses in a semester.
  • Take the study-internship option (which is two courses and a supervised internship course).

AUT will provide students a unique Kiwi welcome to the university and to New Zealand, and will offer support with settling into study and life there. Students can expect to make many friends, learn more about New Zealand's unique culture and enjoy wonderful scenery. The programme provides an ideal way to gain relevant experience and enhance their academic study.

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Admissions

Admissions

Entry requirements

Due to professional registration requirements, IELTS is the required English test for most health science degrees. All other AUT qualifications accept IELTS along with other approved English language tests. The scores required for the majority of the university's degrees include:

  • Certificates

An overall score of 5.5 with all the bands at 5.0 or higher.

  • Diplomas

Depending on the diploma chosen, either an overall score of 6.0 with all the bands at 5.5 or higher, or an overall score of 5.5 with all the bands at 5.0 or higher.

  • Bachelor's degree

An overall score of 6.0 with all bands at 5.5 or higher.

  • Graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and conjoint programmes

An overall score of 6.5 with all bands at 6.0 or higher.

  • Doctoral degrees

An overall score of 6.5 with 7.0 in writing as well as all other bands at 6.0 or higher. Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences require a writing band of 6.5.

  • Postgraduate programmes

Programmes including master's degrees, postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas, as well as bachelor's degrees with honours require an overall score of 6.5 with all bands at 6.0 or higher.

International students who have not met the general academic qualifications for direct entry into AUT programmes can enrol in AUT's Certificate in Foundation Studies from UP International College NZ or AUT's pathway certificates and diplomas.

Scholarships

International students can choose from a range of scholarships for their study at AUT. Some of them include:

  • AUT doctoral scholarships

AUT awards full fees scholarship or full fees with an annual stipend of NZD 15,000, NZD 20,000 or NZD 25,000 for up to three years- to excellent research candidates who apply to approved doctoral programmes.

  • AUT undergraduate scholarships

The AUT undergraduate scholarships award current full-time AUT students who excel in academics, in their first or subsequent years of study at AUT, NZD 7,000 towards their fees.

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Graduate outcomes

Graduate outcomes

Partnerships

Students benefit from the university's collaborations with several like-minded organisations which recognise the value of technology and collaboration in driving business results to benefit the society, including:

  • Auckland Council
  • Air New Zealand
  • Auckland Transport
  • Callaghan Innovation
  • Dow Design
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Downer

Employability and career services

The AUT Employability and Careers team assists students in considering their career options, as well as developing the skills they need to become highly employable graduates.

Students can use the university's employability lab to:

  • Improve their CV, interview techniques or job search as it offers workshops as well as online tools.
  • Increase their networking skills by attending the workshops, career fairs, and employer presentations.
  • Source work experience as well as voluntary work by meeting employers at the employer events it conducts.
  • Find their career focus by talking to career specialists about their study programme or career direction.

Global employability

  • 48 per cent of the university's academic staff are from all around the world and its students hail from 140 different countries.
  • Every year, 5,000 international students pursue their education at AUT.
  • The university's alumni currently live as well as work in 80 other countries.
  • AUT has 5,000 industry partnerships across the world.

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Auckland Central Auckland 55 Wellesley Street East
Northcote Auckland 90 Akoranga Drive
Manukau Auckland 640 Great South Road
Auckland Auckland Corner Rutland and Wakefield Streets
Auckland University of Technology is a contemporary New Zealand university focusing on student success, research and industry connectivity. It is New Zealand?s second largest and fastest growing university. Students from many countries are enrolled at AUT across their three teaching campuses located in Auckland. When students study at the University, they will join many international students from more than 95 countries around the world. The students will be taught by expert staff who value innovation and quality.

The AUT students are provided with a unique learning experience through engagement with industry, business and international partners, the on-going development of modern teaching and learning facilities, and a focus on research that addresses issues facing the environment and society. Students are encouraged to participate, develop their own opinions, gain knowledge and learn how to apply it in real situations. The University produces great graduates who enter the workforce able to challenge routine thinking and provide innovative solutions to industry.

Auckland University of Technology has three campuses with a range of study options. It also has a number of specialist locations at other sites across Auckland.
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What our students think about us

Overview
(4.5)
Course Quality
4.3
Campus Safety
4.8
Student Support
4.4
Teaching Quality
4.0
Campus Environment
4.4
Rahul
Auckland University of Technology
Great facilities and resources. Good units and great support for students. People are very friendly. Lots of activities take place on the campus.
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Sivenn Em
Auckland University of Technology
Facilities in my school are great such as AUT Library, which is the place that I spend most of my time at. The environment in library makes me feel to be more focused on my assessments. Staffs there are really friendly and helpful, they try their best to find the solutions for students.
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Auckland University of Technology Auckland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on9 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Auckland University of Technology - by, 2020-01-07
2.0/ 5 stars
Auckland University of Technology Auckland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on9 student reviews
I can able to access the library or computer lab most of the time and many places for study. Customer reviews:
Auckland University of Technology - by, 2019-12-26
4.0/ 5 stars
Auckland University of Technology Auckland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on9 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Auckland University of Technology - by, 2020-01-07
5.0/ 5 stars
Auckland University of Technology Auckland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on9 student reviews
Facilities in my school are great such as AUT Library, which is the place that I spend most of my time at. The environment in library makes me feel to be more focused on my assessments. Staffs there are really friendly and helpful, they try their best to find the solutions for students. Customer reviews:
Auckland University of Technology - by, 2020-01-07
5.0/ 5 stars
Auckland University of Technology Auckland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on9 student reviews
Very inclusive university. :) Customer reviews:
Auckland University of Technology - by, 2020-01-07
5.0/ 5 stars
Auckland University of Technology Auckland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on9 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Auckland University of Technology - by, 2020-01-07
5.0/ 5 stars
Auckland University of Technology Auckland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on9 student reviews
Good infrastructure. Customer reviews:
Auckland University of Technology - by, 2020-01-07
4.0/ 5 stars
Auckland University of Technology Auckland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on9 student reviews
Great facilities and resources. Good units and great support for students. People are very friendly. Lots of activities take place on the campus. Customer reviews:
Auckland University of Technology - by, 2020-01-08
5.0/ 5 stars
Auckland University of Technology Auckland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on9 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Auckland University of Technology - by, 2020-01-08
3.0/ 5 stars

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Auckland University of Technology Auckland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on9 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Auckland University of Technology - by, 2020-01-07
2.0/ 5 stars
Auckland University of Technology Auckland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on9 student reviews
I can able to access the library or computer lab most of the time and many places for study. Customer reviews:
Auckland University of Technology - by, 2019-12-26
4.0/ 5 stars
Auckland University of Technology Auckland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on9 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Auckland University of Technology - by, 2020-01-07
5.0/ 5 stars
Auckland University of Technology Auckland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on9 student reviews
Facilities in my school are great such as AUT Library, which is the place that I spend most of my time at. The environment in library makes me feel to be more focused on my assessments. Staffs there are really friendly and helpful, they try their best to find the solutions for students. Customer reviews:
Auckland University of Technology - by, 2020-01-07
5.0/ 5 stars
Auckland University of Technology Auckland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on9 student reviews
Very inclusive university. :) Customer reviews:
Auckland University of Technology - by, 2020-01-07
5.0/ 5 stars
Auckland University of Technology Auckland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on9 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Auckland University of Technology - by, 2020-01-07
5.0/ 5 stars
Auckland University of Technology Auckland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on9 student reviews
Good infrastructure. Customer reviews:
Auckland University of Technology - by, 2020-01-07
4.0/ 5 stars
Auckland University of Technology Auckland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on9 student reviews
Great facilities and resources. Good units and great support for students. People are very friendly. Lots of activities take place on the campus. Customer reviews:
Auckland University of Technology - by, 2020-01-08
5.0/ 5 stars
Auckland University of Technology Auckland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on9 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Auckland University of Technology - by, 2020-01-08
3.0/ 5 stars

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