Certificate in Science and Technology

This one-year certificate gives you a taste of university life, and helps you develop the knowledge and skills for further study at bachelor’s level.

The Certificate in Science and Technology gives you an introduction to the main areas involved in studying design, engineering, computing or mathematics. It prepares you for further study at bachelor’s level. It's also a good option if you’re returning to study and want to develop your study skills.

Minimum entry requirements

  • Completion of Year 12
  • NCEA: 48 level 2 credits or higher, plus eight level 1 credits in at least one subject from Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, Art History, Media Studies, Social Studies, Te Reo Māori, Te Reo Rangatira, Business Studies, Economics, Physical Education
  • CIE: 60 points on the UCAS Tariff

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall with all bands 5.0 or higher; or equivalent.

English language requirements

There are four pathways:

  • Computing – leading to the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences
  • Design Technologies (South Campus only) – leading to the Bachelor of Design
  • Engineering – leading to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Engineering Technology
  • Mathematics – leading to the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences

All students complete the Academic Literacies paper. Your other papers will be chosen to complement your pathway and the entry requirements of your proposed future degree studies. For example, engineering students focus on physics and mathematics; design students will study design techniques and principles while developing a portfolio of design work; and computing students cover mathematics, problem solving and programming.

You study the following paper:

LSKL401 Academic Literacies (15 points)

Choose seven papers (105 points) from:

COMP400 Foundation Programming (15 points)
COMP401 Foundation Problem Solving (15 points)
DESN400 Foundation Design Principles (15 points)
DESN401 Foundation Design Technologies (15 points)
ENGE400 Introduction to Engineering (15 points)
LSKL403 Tertiary English and Critical Thinking (15 points)
MATH400 Foundation Mathematics (15 points)
MATH401 Foundation Algebra (15 points)
MATH402 Foundation Calculus (15 points)
MATH403 Foundation Maths and Design (15 points)
PHYS400 Foundation Physics A (15 points)
PHYS401 Foundation Physics B (15 points)
STAT400 Foundation Statistics (15 points)

Or any other papers relevant to your programme of study, which will be discussed with you by the programme leader.

More details about papers in this programme

Search for a paper (Arion)

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

Email certst@aut.ac.nz

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.

Students who complete this certificate successfully can apply for bachelor's degrees in design, engineering, and computer and mathematical sciences.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1311
Level:
4
Points:
120
Duration:
1 year full-time
Campus:
City Campus / South Campus
Starts:

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

Fees:
Domestic
$6,580
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee 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
  • Check if you're eligible for fees-free study
International
$30,260
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee 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
  • 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.

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