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Auckland University of Technology

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Education & Training (1)
Law (1)



  • 1895 - Auckland Technical School opens in a former cabinet making factory in Rutland Street with 137 students enrolled for night classes in vocational education and the trades.
  • 1902 - George George is appointed the school’s first Director.


AUT offers many programmes and choices for study. Here you can access undergraduate and postgraduate study areas and find out about English language and foundation courses that give you a pathway to degree study.

  • English language courses
  • Foundation programmes.


In the 15 years since it became a university, AUT has made impressive strides in developing its research capabilities. AUT is progressing rapidly towards its two key research goals: creating a vibrant learning community through research, and growing national and international research impact.

As AUT works to advance research success it is focusing on:
  • Producing research that matters
  • Growing research partnerships
  • Increasing collaboration with industry
  • Attracting research funding
  • Building a culture of research excellence
  • Encouraging commercialisation of research; and
  • Strengthening research infrastructure and modernising research facilities.


The AUT Employability and Careers team is here to give you all the support to become a highly employable and well-rounded AUT graduate. Our friendly employability and career specialists focus on helping you develop the skills to stand out to employers when looking for a work placement or graduate job.

CareerHub is the online centre where you can:

  • Find jobs relevant to your studies
  • Register for employability workshops and employer events
  • Book an appointment with one of our career or employability specialists.
  • Gain access to employers through our graduate recruitment service
  • Browse our career resources, including the CV drop box.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
251 50
301 100
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
434 104
538 68
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
442 22
464 -23
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
701 200
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Student services

Orientation is an essential part of your transition to tertiary study. AUT Orientation is a great way to familiarise yourself with the university and the services and facilities available to you, and to develop the study skills to hit the ground running from Day 1.

  • Campus tour
  • StudyStart
  • Getting Started
  • Athlete Support
  • Money Matters
  • IT Sorted
  • Back to Study.
International students at AUT can see our friendly team at the AUT Student Hub for information on immigration matters, visas, insurance, accommodation and life in New Zealand. We can talk to faculties for you if you need assistance. We can also help you with setting up a bank account.

Housing services

Living on campus is a great option, particularly if you are new to AUT or from out of town. AUT student accommodation is convenient, modern and supportive - just minutes from the AUT City or North Campus.

  • AUT accommodation: Wellesley Student Apartments and Akoranga Student Village (Available at the AUT City Campus or North Campus)
  • Summer accommodation at AUT University (Available at Wellesley Student Apartments)
  • Other accommodation options (Flatting).

Library services

Borrowing basics:

  • You must have you current AUT ID card with you
  • Borrow items at the self-issue machines, or the Lending Desks
  • Return items to a returns slot at any of the campus Lending Desks
  • Return Short Loan items to the Short Loan returns area
  • Login to My Account check your borrowed items
  • Items can be recalled by others. You will be sent an email to your AUT email address with the new due date.

ICT services

AUT provides free WiFi to students across all its campuses. All students get 20GB of Internet data per month, after they have completed the IT Account Registration process.

Medical services

AUT has resources that help promote both your physical and mental health while you study and work. Please have a look through the following areas to familiarise yourself with our health, wellness, fitness and recreation services. We’ve also included information about staying safe on campus.

Student Life

Campus life

AUT has three campuses with a range of study options:

  • AUT City Campus
  • AUT South Campus
  • AUT North Campus.

If you are after something to eat or drink, or need to buy stationery, textbooks or AUT merchandise, there are food outlets and stores on campus for your convenience.

There are multiple student lounges and areas on AUT campuses where you can study, relax or work on group assignments. There are also areas for quieter activities like reflection, meditation or praying, as well as the AUT Nga Wai o Horotiu Marae, whanau spaces, fono rooms and rooms for breastfeeding.

Sports facilities

AUT is New Zealand’s leading sports university. The university has state of the art sports facilities, on-campus gyms, and a huge number of sports teams and events which all students can join.

The AUT Sport Development Team provides a comprehensive sports programme and discounted season fees for all sports.

You can get involved in free recreational sport, the inter-faculty sports series, sports teams and clubs, competitive inter-university tournaments, and international sports opportunities.

Student clubs

There is a wide range of cultural clubs and ethnic associations AUT students can join.

  • AUT African Students Club
  • AUT Chinese Student Association
  • AUT Latin American Club
  • AUT Thai Student Association
  • Deaf Aotearoa
  • Fijian Students' Association
  • Indian Flocks at AUT
  • Indonesian Students Association Auckland (PPI Auckland)
  • Kiwi Asian Club
  • Ocha no Jikan, Japanese Tea Time
  • Malaysian Students' Association
  • Muslim Students' Association
  • Saudi Students Association AUT
  • AUT Maori and Pacific Law Students Association
  • Out@AUT
  • AUT Samoan Students' Association
  • Ti Tahi ki Tua, Maori Students' Association
  • AUT Vietnam Alumni
  • Vn@AUT (Vietnamese Students currently at AUT).


  • AACSB accreditation for the AUT Business School.

Student Reviews

Awesome course, staff and students.
Hayden Rabel rated 5 out of 5 stars

Awesome campus location and facilities. Staff are all extremely knowledgeable and approachable. Students in class are motivated and friendly. Overall very enjoyable place to study.

Modern University
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The university is really new and the staff are really professional. The only thing is Auckland city is not very exciting

AUT Master of Communication Studies
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Incredible teaching staff and I had wonderful supervision throughout my Master's degree that challenged and supported me. The taught papers were thought-provoking and interesting.

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