The programme is strongly studio/workshop and project-based where you’ll meet and work with other creative-like minded people to imagine a future that is being transformed by new technologies. Students with strengths in communication or design, for example, will work collaboratively in research-based teams with students who have skills in engineering, mathematics or computer sciences- effectively bringing together different talents and knowledge to work towards a common goal.
In other words it is an interdisciplinary course where students fuse their skills, experiences and talents on the project.
The outcome of obtaining the technical skills and knowledge of all four disciplines is a Bachelor of Creative Technologies graduate- a multi-skilled graduate ready for the real world.
Rapid Prototyping Lab
Rapid Prototyping is a technology that allows for the creation of complex 3 dimensional prototypes in very short times. This allows product concepts to be rapidly tested from an aesthetics, ergonomics or engineering point of view. It allows ideas to be tested before committing major costs to going into production, and allows several faster iterations of the product development process before a design is finalized.
The AUT Rapid Prototyping Lab can produce parts in a variety of materials including plastic, plaster and aluminium. Parts can generally be produced within a few hours, or days for complex large parts.
* Fully equipped wood and metal workshops
* Metal casting facilities Wet processes – ceramics, mold making, resins and plastics
* Spray booth
* CNC router – wood, plastic, aluminium
* Laser cutter – paper, textiles, wood, plastic
The Library works closely with academic staff and researchers and postgraduates to support the learning, teaching and research objectives of the university.