Academic policies and regulations for postgraduate students at AUT

There are a number of academic policies and regulations related to postgraduate students at AUT. The Academic Calendar and Postgraduate Handbook contain our academic policies and regulations. This page describes both publications and how you can view copies of them or their relevant sections.

AUT Calendar

AUT Calendar contains all of AUT’s academic statutes, policies and regulations, including the general academic statute and regulations.

Postgraduate Handbook 

The AUT Postgraduate Handbook is particularly aimed at those students undertaking research for a thesis or dissertation. The content is mainly designed to provide guidance for postgraduate students and staff on the policies and procedures at AUT.

The postgraduate qualifications included in the handbook are doctoral degrees, master's degrees, postgraduate diplomas, postgraduate certificates and bachelor's degrees with honours.

The handbook should be used in conjunction with the AUT Calendar, particularly the general academic statute, general academic regulations, standard qualification regulations and individual programme regulations.

AUT Postgraduate Handbook

Postgraduate Protocols

From 2016, the University Postgraduate Board will be introducing a series of protocols that will outline how postgraduate processes should be managed. These will be introduced as they are approved and added throughout the year.

Until this point, the Postgraduate Handbook has been the official source of postgraduate regulations.  If there is not a protocol listed below, please refer to the Postgraduate Handbook.

 

Protocol documentation
Version
Approval
Review Date
Admission



Jointly Awarded Doctoral Degree pdf icon

1.0

Jul 2015

Jul 2017

English Language pdf icon

1.3

May 2015

June 2020

External Supervison Protocol pdf icon

1.1

June 2016

June 2020

Deferment Protocol pdf icon

1.0

October 2016

October 2018

Doctoral Admissions pdf icon

1.0

October 2016

October 2019

Off Campus Registration pdf icon

1.2

February 2017

February 2020

MPhil Admissions Protocol pdf icon 1.0
June 2017
June 2020
Transfer of External Doctorate to AUT pdf icon 1.0
November 2017
November 2020
Progression



Confirmation of Candidature pdf icon

1.6

Aug 2018

Nov 2020

Change of Faculty pdf icon
1.0 Mar 2016 Mar 2018
Extension Protocol pdf icon
1.0 November 2016 November 2019
Leave of Absence pdf icon

1.2

Jan 2018

July 2020

Progress Reports pdf icon

1.0

Oct 2015

Oct 2017

Examination



Appointment of Examiners - Doctoral pdf icon

1.1

Nov 2017

Jul 2019

Creative Examinations Protocol - Doctoral pdf icon

1.0

Dec 2016

Dec 2019

Examinations Protocol - Doctoral pdf icon

1.1

April 2017

April 2019

Moderation pdf icon

1.1

February 2017

February 2019

Revise and Resubmit - Doctoral pdf icon

1.1

Apr 2018

April 2021

Other protocols



Conflict of Interest Protocol pdf icon

1.0

April 2018

April 2021

Minimum Resources Protocol pdf icon

1.2

October 2016

October 2018

Specific Learning Difficulties Protocol pdf icon

1.1

May 2015

June 2020

Theses and Dissertations submitted in Te Reo Māori Protocol pdf icon 1.0
August2018
August2018