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Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies - Te Ara Auaha

AUT’s Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies - Te Ara Auaha recognises that design as a discipline is central to advancing transdisciplinary learning and research at university level. The faculty houses five very distinct discipline areas: architecture and built environment, art and design, creative technologies, communication studies, and engineering, computer and mathematical sciences.

Latest news

AUT tech start-up develops breakthrough

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
An AUT tech spinout, has recently been granted breakthrough device designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Maritime engineers partner with Babcock

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
Babcock and the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences partnership a pipeline for NZ’s maritime engineering sector.
An image of Peter Ellis with a diary entry next to it reading "I'm tired, my face hurts from smiling to show everyone I'm brave"

Peter Ellis story gets podcast treatment

Communication studies
The production skills of AUT lecturer Dr Lewis Tennant have shaped this summer’s hit podcast about Peter Ellis.
Professor Barbara Bollard (second from left) and remote sensing technician Ashray Doshi (right) in Antarctica.

Antarctic summer for AUT academics

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
Professor Barbara Bollard and remote sensing technician Ashray Doshi are using drones to map ancient moss beds in the Casey region.

Research within our schools

At AUT's Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies, we believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across the following areas:

Residency programme for creative practitioners from France

The Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies hosts a French art or design professional each year under the Te Ataata Residency programme. Learn more about the faculty's residency programme and its aims on the link below.

Te Ataata Residency programme

Contact details

Find contact details and location information for the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies on the link below.

Faculty contacts

Courses offered

AUT's Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies offers a wide range of world-class creative, engineering and technology programmes at all study levels, from certificate to doctoral degree.

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Faculty awards and showcases

We open our doors each year to showcase our students’ work and celebrate student and staff successes from across the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies.

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Publications from the faculty

AUT's Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies past publications are listed here by year.

2019

Stories of Collaboration in Te Ara Auaha

2018

Celebrating the Achievements of Women in Design and Creative Technologies

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