Choose a programme

When you choose a programme to study, it's a good idea to find out as much as you can about the papers that make up a major, consider postgraduate study or assess whether you are in the right programme. Informed decisions always increase your chances of success.

What major or specialisation should I choose? (pdf)

When choosing a major, think about subjects of interest, fascinating careers, work values and trends into the future regarding the New Zealand labour market.

Am I in the right programme? (pdf)

If you’re struggling to understand a particular topic or have received a low grade for a paper, it is easy to start wondering whether you’ve made the right programme choice.

Many factors could be impacting on your ability to do well, including personal and academic challenges. It is important to identify these and find a way to overcome them.

Should I do postgraduate studies? (pdf)

There are personal and professional benefits to gain from postgraduate study.   
Before enrolling, ask yourself:

  • Are you interested enough in the subject to want to proceed into more complex study?
  • Would postgraduate study improve employment opportunities?
  • What thesis/dissertation topic would enhance your career prospects?
  • What skills and other attributes will you gain through postgraduate study that will be valuable to employers - and to you.
  • Do you have much work experience? If not, how will you fill the experience gap to complement your postgraduate studies? 

Postgraduate study options at AUT

Employability and career appointments

Our team offers individual career counselling to help you explore your career options and support you with your career decision making. 

New students - contact us

Employability Lab
AUT Student Hub
Phone: 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)

Current students and graduates - contact us  

Employability Lab
AUT Student Hub
Phone: 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864) 

Or visit CareerHub for appointments for career counselling  

Back to top

Last updated: 14-Mar-2016 11.01am

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