AUT - AUT University: facts, figures and background

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AUT University: facts, figures and background

AUT CrestData and statistics about AUT's students and graduates, qualifications, and teaching and research facilities. Notes about our background and establishment as a university.

AUT University's background

We’re New Zealand’s newest university but our history in industry-relevant education is over 110 years old. We perform our teaching, research and other duties as defined under the Education Act (1989).

Established as a university

In 2000, the governor general, by order in council, established the Auckland University of Technology as 1 of the universities in New Zealand. AUT is the youngest of the 8 New Zealand universities and the only one to be established since the 1960s.

View a detailed timeline of AUT University's pedigree on our "AUT history" page

Public institution by legislation

AUT and the other 7 New Zealand universities are public institutions. We:

  • Are funded by government
  • Operate according to the provisions of the Education Act (1989)
  • Participate in shared quality assurance arrangements

See the Universities New Zealand website for a full description of what the Education Act (1989) defines as a university

Fact and figures about AUT University

Established
2000 (under the Education Act, 1989)
Predecessors established 1895 - Auckland Technical School
1913 - Seddon Memorial Technical College
1963 - Auckland Technical Institute
1989 - Auckland Institute of Technology
Legal name Auckland University of Technology
Chancellor John Maasland
Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack

Student enrolments 2013

All
27,299
(19,178 equivalent full time)
International 3,101 (equivalent full time)
Full time : part time
(Domestic students)
68% : 32%
Female : male
(Domestic students)
60% : 40%

Qualifications awarded 2013

Doctorates 70
Master's
634
Honours, postgraduate diplomas
and postgraduate certificates
822
Degrees, graduate diplomas and graduate certificates
4,002
Diplomas
463
Certificates
1,337
Total 7,328

Qualifications offered

Distinct degrees in which students can enrol:

Bachelors, graduate diplomas and graduate certificates
63
Honours, postgraduate diplomas and postgraduate certificates
51
Master's 39
Doctorates 3
Diplomas and certificates 31
Total 187

Buildings, equipment and other facilities     

                       
Teaching facilities
Classrooms 136
Buildings - owned and leased 33
Lecture theatres
19
Forum/Conference Rooms 5
Computer labs
41 (with a total of 542 computers - 472 PCs and 70 laptops)
Library resources
Printed books and serials 241,228
Electronic resources 178,598
Downloads
2,946,514
Student accommodation 704 beds
City Campus 500 beds
North Shore Campus 204 beds
Food outlets

Restaurants 2
Bars
1
Cafes 4
Sports and culture

Gyms and fitness centres
3
Indoor stadiums 1
Art galleries 3 spaces - 2 in WM and 1 in WR buildings
Student news media Magazine (Debate) and newspaper (Te Waha Nui)
Last updated: 03-Apr-2014 2.03pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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