Bachelor of Science

Studying a Bachelor of Science is guaranteed to quench your thirst for knowledge about the world, and will be the start of a lifelong career in science.

Study with us and you have access to some of the best lecturers in New Zealand and state-of-the-art equipment. You’ll have lots of opportunities to apply your knowledge in the lab or on field trips. Our strong links with the scientific community extend right across the world – making it easy for you to transition from university to your career.

Minimum entry requirements

Selection criteria

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences majors

  • Analytics, Applied Mathematics, Astronomy, Computer Science: Preference will be given to applicants with one or more level 3 subjects from Calculus, Mathematics, Statistics

Science majors

  • Applied Conservation, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geospatial Science, Health Protection, Food Safety, Food Science, Geology, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Psychology: Preference will be given to applicants who have two or more science subjects

Students who do not have the above background may be directed to take certain papers in their first year of study.

Interview may be required.

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent

Preferred New Zealand school subjects

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences majors

  • Analytics, Applied Mathematics, Astronomy, Computer Science: Calculus, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics

Science majors

  • Applied Conservation, Environmental Sciences, Marine Biology majors: Biology and other science subjects
  • Biomedical Science, Food Safety, Microbiology majors: Biology, Level 3 Chemistry and other science subjects
  • Chemistry, Food Science majors: Level 3 Chemistry, Mathematics and other science subjects
  • Geospatial Science, Health Protection majors: Science subjects

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences majors

Science majors

Additional majors and minors for bachelor’s degrees

Add an additional major or a minor to your bachelor’s degree and study another area that interests you. You can choose from a wide range of additional majors or minors.

Additional majors and minors for bachelor’s degrees

Year 1

You’ll be introduced to key areas within science or computer and mathematical sciences. The exact papers you take depend on your chosen major(s).

Years 2 and 3

There is a wide range of second and third year papers, depending on your chosen major. For details about the papers refer to the individual major pages.

Workplace experience

In Year 3, you may work on a real-life research project for an organisation related to your major.

This may involve working alongside an organisation related to your major or undertaking a mini research project. This is unique to the AUT Bachelor of Science – it’s not offered at other universities and gives you the all-important competitive edge for your career.

The project is also good preparation for postgraduate study.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1041
Level:
7
Points:
360
Duration:
3 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

Fees:
Domestic
$6,450 - $6,650
International
$32,440
  • This represents the tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2018. Exact tuition fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range. As fees are subject to change, 2019 tuition fees may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT

Scholarships at AUT

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The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.