Postgraduate approval process


  • Doctoral and Master of Philosophy approval process

  • Masters approval process

A full description of guidelines and processes can be found in the AUT Postgraduate Handbook.

Doctoral and Master of Philosophy approval process


Once an application is completed in consultation with the supervisor(s) it is sent to the faculty postgraduate office to be considered by the Faculty Postgraduate Board. If the application is approved it will be sent to the Graduate Research School for consideration by the University Postgraduate Board.

If the application is not approved by the Faculty Postgraduate Board, the faculty postgraduate office will contact the candidate and/or supervisor(s) regarding the Board’s decision.

Correspondence concerning the decision of the University Postgraduate Board will be sent by the Graduate Research School.

All forms are available from the faculty postgraduate office, or can be downloaded from postgraduate forms.


Masters approval process


Once an application is completed in consultation with the supervisor(s) it is sent to the faculty postgraduate office to be considered by the Faculty Postgraduate Board. Notification of the outcome will be sent to the student and/or supervisor(s).

Applications for exemptions from normal University regulations/processes will be forwarded to the University Postgraduate Board for consideration. Notification of the outcome will be sent to the student and/or supervisor by the Graduate Research School.

All forms are available from the faculty postgraduate office, or can be downloaded from postgraduate forms.

Last updated: 04-Aug-2017 2.11pm

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