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Auckland University of Technology

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is the newest university in New Zealand. Founded in 1895 as the Auckland Technical High School, its current status was established on January 1, 2000.

Accreditations, ranking and awards

One of eight state universities in the country, AUT is now the second largest. In 2012, AUT was ranked in the top 500 universities in the world QS for the first time.

Locations

AUT main campus is located in central Auckland, on Wellesley Street, a five minute walk from the bustling business district. This campus includes a large part of the academic buildings, central administration and research centres of the university.

There are three additional campuses: South Campus in Manukau, Akoranga Campus on the North Shore and the AUT Millennium Institute of Sports and Health in Mairangi Bay.

Student numbers

In 2011, the university enrolled 26,243 students, including 2,369 international students from 85 countries.

Key study areas

Auckland University of Technology offers courses in five departments:

  • Faculty of Business and Law;
  • Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies;
  • Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences;
  • Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Development.

Popular programmes

Within the Faculties of AUT, students can choose from more than 250 programmes of study, from training courses to doctorates in various fields, including Applied Science, Art and Design, Business, Communication, Engineering, Creative Technology, Health and Hospitality.

At the end of the course, students receive Bachelor degrees, Master’s or doctoral degrees.

Duration of studies

Duration of training depends on the selected programme – 12, 18 or 24 months.

Tuition fees

In 2014, the cost of one year of studies at AUT was from NZ$22,880 to $30,100, not including. accommodation.

Admission Requirements

For foreign students a prerequisite of university admission is knowledge of English language at the level of IELTS 6.0 and TOEFL iBT 80.

Accommodation options

The university hostel offers 498 rooms to non-resident and foreign students on the Wellesley campus, and 207 rooms on the North Shore campus.

Additional services

Currently there are two campus fitness centres including indoor stadiums, restaurants and snack bars, two accredited medical centres, kindergartens and nurseries. AUT runs shuttle buses between the campuses.

Interesting facts

  • In 2011, the AUT Faculty of Business and Law was recognised as one of the best business schools in the world;
  • 91% of AUT students find employment immediately or within six months after graduation;
  • There is no smoking on campus, and students are offered medical and psychological support to quit the habit.

Famous alumni and faculty

Among well-known graduates is New Zealander Dominic Bowden, organizer and host of the TV show New Zealand Idol and The X Factor New Zealand. Bowden graduated from AUT in 2000 with a BA in Communication Studies with a degree in television.

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