Applied science is about making real-world changes, which is why our degree constantly evolves to reflect the latest advancements in scientific knowledge – both from New Zealand and overseas. As a science student you access a range of facilities and equipment, often rivaling technology found in large industrial enterprises. Because of the practical application of our majors, you also get out of the classroom and into the real world. Depending on your paper choice you might find yourself diving in the ocean to examine marine life, investigating forest dynamics on Mt Ruapehu, testing food products in our food sensory suite or carrying out analyses in laboratories.
If you are interested in computer and mathematical science, we also offer the following majors:
This degree teaches skills in accurate observation, and in the collection, recording and interpretation of test results. After you have completed the degree and fulfilled certain conditions stipulated by the New Zealand Medical Laboratory Science Board, you will be able to register and practice as a medical laboratory scientist. This degree is available from the School of Applied Science.
These qualifications offer current industry practitioners the opportunity to up-skill or change direction within their applied science careers. Examples include medical laboratory assistants who up-skill to become medical laboratory scientists, or microbiologists changing direction to enter the marine biology industry, or health degree graduates transferring to anaesthetic technology.
This qualification combines a major from the Bachelor of Science and a relevant major from the Bachelor of Business. This gives you more career options and lets you apply your knowledge to different sectors. For example, if you study Chemistry and Marketing you will be well prepared for a career in the marketing of chemical products.
The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences conjoint programme of study combines computer sciences with biological sciences and gives students a background in programming, management and analysis of large data sets, statistical skills and microbiology and genetics knowledge.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.