Master of Science

With the 180-point Master of Science you can complete a research project in an area of your interest and develop advanced-level knowledge of science, or computer and mathematical sciences in as little as one year.

You can choose to study the generic Master of Science focusing on either science or computer and mathematical sciences, or one of: Applied Conservation, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Food Science, Geospatial Science, Marine Science, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. In as little as one year, you can gain advanced research skills and knowledge in a friendly and professional development.

This is your opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research, under the supervision of AUT's research-active staff in the areas of science, or computer and mathematical sciences.

Start date: 2022

Start date: 2023

Minimum entry requirements

One of the following (or equivalent) with a B grade average in courses at level 7:

  • Bachelor of Science OR
  • Graduate Diploma in Science

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

You complete courses to make up a total of 180 points. Enrolment in courses is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of courses.

Choose from a wide range of courses

You can complete the 180-point Master of Science without a specialisation, and choose from a wide range of courses in computer and mathematical sciences, or science.

The research project is a key part of the Master of Science and helps you develop skills in critical analysis and expertise in research methods, analysis, evaluation, and drafting a course in a format suitable for publication.


To specialise in one of the areas listed below, complete the courses listed for this specialisation.

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Master of Science are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

Quick facts
Programme code:
1 year full-time / part-time available
City Campus
18 Jul 2022
27 Feb 2023
17 Jul 2023
$9,891 (for 120 points)
($8,957 tuition fees + $934 student services levy)
Computing: $59,301 (for 180 points)
($57,900 tuition fees + $1401 student services levy)
Science: $59,901 (for 180 points)
($58,500 tuition fees + $1401 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.

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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.

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