The length of a lecture can depend on the programme and method of delivery. They can range from 50 minutes or 1 hour through to 2 hours.
Each semester is 15 weeks. The tertiary year consists of two semesters: Late February/March to late June, and mid-July to mid-November.
Your daughter/son will enrol in 3 or 4 papers each semester. While most papers are 15 weeks (one semester), there are some that take two semesters to complete. These papers are worth more credits towards the student's degree.
This can vary depending on the programme. For each paper a student should do at least 2 hours of extra study outside of their lectures.
This depends on the programme and lecturer. Many programmes post their lecture notes online.
It's important for students to go to class and many programmes will have a class attendance requirement. Attending class increases students' chance of being successful and passing the paper.
AUT offers some of the most comprehensive student services and support in New Zealand - from the time students accept an offer to study at AUT until they finish their last assignment. Student services range from Orientation programmes to help new students settle into university life to academic support services, advice on budgeting and money matters, to career planning advice.
They can access their timetable through Arion
For most courses, it's not compulsory for students to own a PC or laptop but it can make a big difference because all AUT papers have an online component and having access to a computer is important. However, if a student doesn't have computer access at home or a laptop, there are computers on campus.
By understanding the challenges of university study, you can give your child the support they need to succeed at AUT. Things you can do to support your child while studying: