This page answers some frequently asked questions about Orientation at AUT.
Orientation is the week before lectures start for both Semester 1 and Semester 2.
Students who attend Orientation are more likely to get better grades. They also feel more connected to peers and AUT.
If you are new to AUT or about to start a new programme with us, YOU should attend.
Orientation is full of activities and workshops, designed especially for new students. We expect all new students to attend Orientation, whether you’re new to AUT or new to your programme.
Heaps – including critical info about your programme and its location, study skills, tips for being a successful student, commonly used AUT terms and what they mean, access to IT systems and services.
Key staff who will guide you through your academic and university life, and other students in your programme. Undergraduate students will also connect with our AUT Student Ambassadors, who help new students go from feeling unsure and nervous, to feeling confident and excited about starting university.
Make sure you wear clothes that are casual and comfortable for your first day on campus.
A faculty is a way of organising the university into groups. It’s a little bit like ‘houses’ at high school. There are five faculties at AUT.
|Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law|
|Business School||School of Economics||Law School |
|Faculty of Culture and Society|
School of Hospitality and Tourism
|School of Language and Culture||School of Social Sciences and Public Policy||School of Education|
|Accommodation||Chinese ||Conflict Resolution ||Early Childhood|
|Culinary Arts||Creative Writing ||Criminology ||Primary|
|Event Management||Deaf Studies ||Psychology ||Secondary|
|Food and Beverage||English and New Media Studies ||Social Sciences ||Tertiary|
|International Hospitality Management||International Studies ||Montessori|
|International Tourism Management||Interpreting ||Pasifika|
|NZ Sign Language ||Pasifika Early Childhood Teaching |
|Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies|
|Art and Design||Communication Studies||Computer and Mathematical Sciences||Creative Technologies ||Engineering |
|Communication Design||Advertising Creativity||Analytics||Augmented and Virtual Reality ||Architectural Engineering |
|Digital Design ||Creative Industries ||Applied Mathematics||Digital Fabrication ||Electrical and Electronic Engineering |
|Fashion Design ||Digital Media||Astronomy||Film and Animation||Mechanical Engineering |
|Product Design ||Journalism||Computational Intelligence||Game Development||Marine and Offshore Engineering |
|Spatial Design ||Public Relations||Computer Science||Interactive Multimedia||Naval Architecture |
|Textile Design ||Radio||IT Service Science||Robotics||Network and Communication Engineering |
|Visual Arts ||Television and Screen Production ||Networks and Security ||Smart Systems||Construction Engineering |
|Software Development ||Sound and Creative Audio||Computer and Mobile Systems Engineering |
|Web Applications |
|Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences|
|Health Sciences||Sciences||Sport and Recreation|
|Health Promotion||Chemistry||Health and Physical Education|
|Nursing||Food Safety||Outdoor Education|
|Occupational Therapy||Food Science||Physical Activity and Nutrition|
|Oral Health||Geospatial Science||Sport and Exercise Science |
|Podiatry||Medical Laboratory Science|
|Psychology ||Microbiology |
Last updated: 15-Feb-2017 8.16am
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.