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.
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.
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.
In 2011, the university enrolled 26,243 students, including 2,369 international students from 85 countries.
Auckland University of Technology offers courses in five departments:
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 training depends on the selected programme – 12, 18 or 24 months.
In 2014, the cost of one year of studies at AUT was from NZ$22,880 to $30,100, not including. accommodation.
For foreign students a prerequisite of university admission is knowledge of English language at the level of IELTS 6.0 and TOEFL iBT 80.
The university hostel offers 498 rooms to non-resident and foreign students on the Wellesley campus, and 207 rooms on the North Shore campus.
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.
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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