AUT - Postgraduate Certificate in Science


Postgraduate Certificate in Science

This Postgraduate Certificate in Science is embedded in the Master of Science. The qualification is coursework based. 

Quick facts

Programme code: DJ1039
Level: 8
Points: 60
Duration: 6 months full-time/ 1 year part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 2 March 2015 and 20 July 2015

AUT encourages early application. There are limited places available. Late applications will be accepted if the programme is not full. Applicants will normally be selected on the basis of their level of academic achievement and may be required to attend a selection interview.

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted to the Postgraduate Certificate in Science an applicant must have completed the following or equivalent:

  • Bachelor of Science or
  • Graduate Diploma in Science or
  • A relevant professional qualification or professional experience approved by the dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
Guidelines to entry


You will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in some of the following areas: Applied Mathematics, Analytics, Applied Probability, Astronomy and Mathematics Education. Other postgraduate papers are available subject to timetabling and minimum numbers. Please contact the Programme Leader for further information.

SELECT 60 points from the following:
718100 Advanced Numerical Analysis (15 points)
718101 Astrophysics and Radio Astronomy (15 points)
718103 Mathematical Methods in Optimization (15 points)
718104 Applied Modern Algebra (15 points)
718107 Advanced Differential Equations (15 points)
718108 Game Theory and Decision Analysis (15 points)
718300 Advanced Computer Graphics (15 points)
718305 Distributed Systems (15 points)
718901 Specialist Topic A (15 points)
718902 Specialist Topic B (15 points)
738039 Advanced High Performance Computing and Applications (15 points)
MATH800 Applied Mathematical Analysis (15 points)
MATH801 Didactics of Mathematics (15 points)
MATH803 Mathematical Modelling and Simulation (15 points)
MATH804 Financial Models and Decision Analysis (15 points)
PHIL800 Philosophy of Computing Technology (15 points)
STAT800 Stochastic Modelling (15 points)
STAT801 Multivariate Analysis (15 points)

NB: Applicants transferring to the AUT Master of Science must meet a minimum B grade average prior to commencing the thesis paper 719900.

Click here to view programme structure and paper outlines.

Additional course information can also be found here.

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers (not all papers listed above will be open for enrolment in a given year). 

Please contact the Programme Administrator, Karishma Bhat for programme information and availability of papers.  

Last updated: 30-Jul-2014 11.03am

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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