AUT - Postgraduate and Graduate Admission Requirements

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Postgraduate and Graduate Admission Requirements

This section has information on the minimum entry requirements you need to study a postgraduate qualification at AUT University.

How to get in: postgraduate programmes

Before you apply

Talk to a postgraduate advisor – it will help you understand the exact entry requirements for your programme.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, Māori or NZ Sign Language you also need to meet the English language requirements

Transfer requirements

What to do if you are transferring from one postgraduate programme to another

Contacts

Contact your Faculty Postgraduate Office for further information

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Doctoral degree

You need to have completed one of the following in a discipline appropriate to your proposed research:
  • Master's degree with honours (normally with 1st class or 2nd class 1st division honours)
  • Bachelor's degree with honours (normally with 1st class or 2nd class 1st division honours)

Acceptance is also subject to the availability of staff for supervision, prior research preparation and appropriate facilities.

Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy also requires:

  • Advanced learning in research and
  • Completion of a research project and a written report on that research

Admission to a professional doctorate also requires:

  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the specific area of study

For entry requirements to a specific doctoral degree refer to the AUT University Calendar

Research only programmes: Master of Engineering, Master of Philosophy, doctoral degrees

Masters degrees 

Master's degree (180 or 240 points)

You need to have completed one of the following to a merit standard in a relevant field:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Graduate diploma
  • Professional qualification equivalent to a 3-year undergraduate degree
  • Professional experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree or recognised professional qualification

Master's degree (less than 180 points)

You need to have completed one of the following to a merit standard in a relevant field:
  • A 3-year bachelor's degree and one year of advanced study
  • A 4-year bachelor's degree
  • A postgraduate diploma
  • An undergraduate degree followed by relevant professional experience

For entry requirements to a specific master's degree refer to the AUT University Calendar

Postgraduate certificate or diploma

You need to have completed one of the following in a relevant field:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Professional qualification equivalent to a 3-year bachelor's degree
  • Professional experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree or recognised professional qualification

For entry requirements to a specific postgraduate certificate or diploma:

Bachelor's degree with honours

You need a bachelor's degree in a relevant field, with above average performance in your final year

For entry requirements to a specific bachelor's degree with honours refer to the AUT University Calendar

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Last updated: 14-Feb-2014 4.51pm

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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