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 Aotearoa 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, and our science degree integrates mātauranga Māori. Our strong links with the scientific community extend right across the world – making it easy for you to transition from university to your career.

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Minimum entry requirements

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

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

English language requirements

Useful New Zealand school subjects

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences majors

  • Analytics, Mathematical Modelling and Computation majors: Calculus, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics

Science majors

  • Environmental Science, Marine Science majors: Biology and other science subjects
  • Biological Science, Biomedical Science majors: Biology, Level 3 Chemistry and other science subjects
  • Chemistry, Food Science majors: Level 3 Chemistry, Mathematics and other science subjects

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The Bachelor of Science is highly flexible and you can build your degree in a way that suits you – study a single or a double major, select from a wide range of minors or add elective courses from another area of study.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science you need to complete:

  • Core courses (120 points)
  • Your chosen major (120 points) and
  • One of the following options
    • A second major (120 points)*; or
    • A first minor (60 points) and a second minor (60 points)*; or
    • A minor (60 points) and elective courses (60 points)*

*From the Bachelor of Science or another AUT degree

Core courses

All Bachelor of Science students need to complete core courses that help you develop transferable skills and support your work in all other courses in the degree.

Choose one of:

And choose one natural sciences course

And one mathematical and computer sciences course

*Only available to students in the Analytics and Mathematical Modelling and Computation majors

And one course from either the natural sciences or mathematical and computer science courses above.

Complete the following course:

And one of:

In Year 3, you complete a project in an area related to your major. This project gives you an important competitive edge for your career, and is good preparation for postgraduate study.

Courses you complete for this project:

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

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Quick facts
Programme code:
3 years full-time / part-time available
City Campus
27 Feb 2023
17 Jul 2023
$8,165 - $8,384 (for 120 points)
($7,091 - $7,310 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
Computing: $37,574 (for 120 points)
($36,500 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
Science: $37,974 (for 120 points)
($36,900 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.
  • Fees-free study may be available for domestic students

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