What will I learn?

This one-year certificate gives you a taste of university life, and helps you develop the knowledge and skills for further study at bachelor’s level.

The Certificate in Science and Technology gives you an introduction to the main areas involved in studying design, engineering, computing or mathematics. It prepares you for further study at bachelor’s level. It's also a good option if you’re returning to study and want to develop your study skills.

There are four pathways:

  • Computing – leading to the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences
  • Design Technologies (South Campus only) – leading to the Bachelor of Design
  • Engineering – leading to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Engineering Technology
  • Mathematics – leading to the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences

All students complete the Academic Literacies paper. Your other papers will be chosen to complement your pathway and the entry requirements of your proposed future degree studies. For example, engineering students focus on physics and mathematics; design students will study design techniques and principles while developing a portfolio of design work; and computing students cover mathematics, problem solving and programming.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$31,168.00 (US$ 20,044) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020, 13 July 2020

Venue

AUT South Campus

MB Building,

640 Great South Road,

AUCKLAND,

Manukau,

2025, New Zealand

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$31,168.00 (US$ 20,044) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020, 13 July 2020

Venue

Auckland University of Technology

AUT City Campus,

55 Wellesley Street East,

AUCKLAND,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For international students

Minimum entry requirements:

  • Completion of Year 12
  • NCEA: 48 level 2 credits or higher, plus eight level 1 credits in at least one subject from Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, Art History, Media Studies, Social Studies, Te Reo Māori, Te Reo Rangatira, Business Studies, Economics, Physical Education
  • CIE: 60 points on the UCAS Tariff

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall with all bands 5.0 or higher; or equivalent; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with C/C+ grade; TOEFL iBT score of 70; GIE with C+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 162; PTE minimum overall score of 42.

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

AUT is a modern university with exceptional learning experiences, preparing graduates for successful careers anywhere in the world.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world
  • Ranked 1st in New Zealand for its global outlook
  • AUT has over 60 research institutes and centres
  • A network of 100,000 alumni across 80 different countries