This one-year certificate prepares you for entry into degree level study. The programme is designed for school leavers who need University Entrance or additional credits for entry into specific bachelor’s degrees. It is also a good option if you’re returning to study and want to develop your study skills. It’s a great programme to gain a taste of university life and develop the knowledge and study skills for further study at bachelor’s level.
There are four pathways:
Papers cover mathematics, physics, engineering science, design principles and academic literacy. If you’re in the Design Technologies pathway you also spend time developing your portfolio of design work (required for entry into the Bachelor of Design).
Programme Code: AK1311
Duration: 1 year full-time
Venue: City and South Campus
Start date: 17 July 2017, 26 Feb and 16 July 2018
There are limited places available. AUT encourages early application.
You must have successfully completed secondary schooling to at least year 12, including:
If English or Māori is not your first language you need an Academic IELTS score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each band. For more details read about our English language requirements.
All students complete one core Academic Literacies paper. This paper is designed to develop your academic study skills including written and spoken communication, time management and information literacy. Your other papers will be chosen to complement your pathway and the entry requirements of your proposed future degree studies. For example, engineering students will focus on physics and mathematics; design students will study design techniques and principles while developing a portfolio of design work; and computing students will cover mathematics, problem solving and programming.
A further 7 papers or 105 points are then selected from the following list depending on your chosen pathway.
DESN400 Foundation Design Principles (from 2018, 15 points)
DESN401 Foundation Design Technologies (from 2018, 15 points)
COMP400 Foundation Programming (15 points)
COMP401 Foundation Problem Solving (15 points)
ENGE400 Introduction to Engineering (15 points)
LSKL403 Tertiary English and Critical Thinking (15 points)
MATH400 Foundation Mathematics (15 points)
MATH401 Foundation Algebra (15 points)
MATH403 Foundation Mathematics and Design (15 points)
PHYS400 Foundation Physics A (15 points)
PHYS401 Foundation Physics B (15 points)
STAT400 Foundation Statistics (15 points)
Or any other papers that are relevant to your programme of study, which will be discussed with you before approval by the programme leader.
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students who complete this programme successfully can apply for bachelor's degrees in design, engineering, and computer and mathematical sciences.
Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.
Last updated: 20-Jun-2017 2.41pm
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.