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 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.

This programme brochure will be available soon.

Minimum entry requirements

If you have New Zealand qualifications

  • 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

If you have qualifications from another country

See entry requirements for students from other countries. Select your country from the dropdown menu.

English language requirements

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

English language requirements

There are three pathways:

  • Computing – leading to the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences
  • Engineering – leading to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Engineering Technology
  • Mathematics – leading to the Bachelor of Science

All students complete the Academic Literacies course. Your other courses 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, and computing students cover mathematics, problem solving and programming.

You study the following course:

LSKL401 Academic Literacies (15 points)

Choose seven courses (105 points) from:

COMP400 Foundation Programming (15 points)
COMP401 Foundation Problem Solving (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 courses relevant to your programme of study, which will be discussed with you by the programme leader.

More details about Certificate in Science and Technology courses

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Email certst@aut.ac.nz

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

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

Quick facts
Programme code:
1 year full-time
City Campus
South Campus
15 Jul 2024

Key semester dates
$8,435 (for 120 points)
($7,289 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
$35,546 (for 120 points)
($34,400 tuition fees + $1146 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

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