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. Many of these courses can also be taken as an elective.

Gain an introduction to accounting concepts and practice. You learn to prepare financial information and related material, and analyse this information for reporting for businesses and evaluating business performance.

An additional major or minor in accounting also introduces you to computerised accounting packages, which assist in the preparation and analysis of financial and quantitative data.

Major must include

120 points from courses listed below.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including ACCT502 with at least 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Explore the process and materiality of animated drawing as a means for ideation and creative expression.

The minor has a studio lab component where you'll examine different animated drawing practices, including life drawing, and produce short animated films, installations, motion graphics, comics, graphic novels and picture books.

Courses are delivered over one semester for each course and are worth 15 points each. You'll need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you study and complete core compulsory courses alongside studio and specialist courses in the minor that you have selected.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following courses:

It is useful for business owners, managers, and other professionals to have a basic understanding of business law to help them make better decisions. Laws apply to people and to business. Businesses need these laws for the same reasons that people do: to define acceptable behaviour, provide certainty and stability, protect the public, and provide a mechanism for businesses to resolve disputes. This minor introduces students to how laws are identified and classified in New Zealand.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including LAWS541 with at least 15 points at level 7

This major/minor is not available to students in the Bachelor of Business

Major must include

120 points from courses listed below with at least 45 points at level 7

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below with at least 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Available as a minor only.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Science may not credit HEAL505 to this minor.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including HEAL721 and HEAL723

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Contact us to find out more

Email FHES.enquiries@aut.ac.nz

Interested in the development of children’s thinking? The Children and Learning minor prepares you for a range of careers working with children and youth. Unique in New Zealand, the Children and Learning minor is designed for those interested in the development of children’s thinking and understanding across several disciplines and from a range of cultural perspectives.

The minor draws on a socio-cultural and constructivist approach to learning and development that views children as actively involved in meaning-making of their worlds.

To reflect the cultural diversity of our students, we explore the topic of children and learning from different cultural perspectives, including Western, Māori and Pacific frameworks. There are also opportunities for students from other ethnicities to reflect their cultural understandings.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including 15 points at level 7.

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Discover the possibilities of filmmaking through analogue and digital cinematography, sound recording and audio design, editing and post-production, storytelling and industry workflow, to make a short narrative, experimental or documentary film.

Courses are delivered over one semester for each course and are worth 15 points each. You'll need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you study and complete core compulsory courses alongside studio and specialist courses in the minor that you have selected.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following courses:

Explore the communication processes, techniques and media that can bring about equitable change, social transformation, and empowerment in society. This minor has a global focus with particular attention to issues facing the Asia- Pacific region. You examine the role of non-governmental organisations, supranational institutions and multinational corporations - alongside nation-state governments - as key actors in social change communication.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Develop your creative practice drawing on contemporary and traditional Pacific concepts, contexts and material culture. Pacific concepts and stories are explored in relation to pattern, movement, and spatial systems.

Courses are delivered over one semester for each course and are worth 15 points each. You'll need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you study and complete core compulsory courses alongside studio and specialist courses in the minor that you have selected.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following courses:

Build your creative business confidence and capability by combining your creative strengths with business skills and understandings to transform your ideas and concepts for the future.

Courses are delivered over one semester and are worth 15 points each. You'll need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you study and complete core compulsory courses alongside studio and specialist courses in the minor that you have selected.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the courses below, including a Level 7 course or both compulsory core courses ARDN502 and ARDN702, in addition to 30 points from DESN600, DESN601, MARS501, ENTR501 of which at least one course or 15 points must be at level 6.

Level 5 courses

*Subject to CUAP approval

Level 6 courses

Level 7 course

Major must include

120 points from courses listed below including CWRT602, CWRT603, CWRT700, ENGL502 or ENGL503, ENGL701

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below with at least 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

The Cruise Ship Management minor develops a sound understanding of the cruise ship sector. You’ll explore innovative ways of aligning the industry’s economic goals with efforts to mitigate its environmental impact.

Some papers available from 2022 (only available as a minor).

Minor must include

Minor must include 60 points from the courses listed below including HOSP612 and at least 15 points at level 7.

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

1 Compulsory course. You must successfully complete this course.

Data analytics is the process of deriving knowledge from the vast amount of information that companies, government agencies and other bodies have about their customers and the population in general.

In this minor you develop an understanding of the methods, models and software used to draw conclusions from large data sets, and how to use those conclusions to aid businesses and organisations in decision-making and value creation. Students with these skill-sets are employable in a wide range of jobs and organisations including businesses, government and consultancy firms.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including 15 points at level 7

Major must include

120 points from the courses listed below including COMP517, 60 points at level 6 including either COMP610 or COMP613 and 45 points at level 7.

Minor must include

60 points from the courses listed below including COMP517, 30 points at level 6 and 15 points at level 7.

Level 5

Level 6

Level 7

Tomorrow's health and wellbeing will be driven by those who can apply creative and practical problem-solving skills to complex problems. This minor offers a fresh perspective through collaborative and cooperative tools, skills and mindsets. You'll design for positive social impact and lead transformative change in health and wellbeing.

Courses are delivered over one semester for each course and are worth 15 points each. You'll need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you study and complete core compulsory courses alongside studio and specialist courses in the minor that you have selected.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following courses:

Discover how design can make a difference. Explore strategies for social innovation and environmental impact and how these can contribute to towards a more resilient, sustainable and just future.

Courses are delivered over one semester for each course and are worth 15 points each. You'll need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you study and complete core compulsory courses alongside studio and specialist courses in the minor that you have selected.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following courses:

Design thinking is a mindset and set of creative methods that can be used to interrogate, understand and solve real-life business, social and environmental problems. You'll develop an understanding of the needs of the people you're designing for, experiment and explore creative ideas, and create design solutions.

Courses are delivered over one semester for each course and are worth 15 points each. You'll need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you study and complete core compulsory courses alongside studio and specialist courses in the minor that you have selected.

This minor is aimed at students who are interested in developing design thinking expertise to support their major discipline area.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including DESN501 with at least 15 points at level 7

AUT's digital communication courses offer a mix of media communication, production workflows, strategic thinking, and technological competencies that prepare you for a wide range of careers. You’ll work on various projects to create websites, app proposals, videos, motion graphics and print media that can serve as portfolio pieces.

Major must include

120 points from courses listed below.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including 15 points at level 7

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Get the digital media skills you need to make an impact in the world with a minor in digital cultures. Investigate the role that digital applications play in culture and society, and design, create and publish a wide range of e-books and apps.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below with 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Explore how digital fabrication can facilitate art and design creative practices, through the utilisation

and application of a range of current and emergent technologies.

Courses are delivered over one semester for each course and are worth 15 points each. You'll need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you study and complete core compulsory courses alongside studio and specialist courses in the minor that you have selected.

Enrolment in this minor is subject to approval from the Art & Design Minors, Head of Department.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following courses:

Major must include

120 points from the courses listed below including INFS502, 60 points at level 6 including either COMP603 or COMP607 and 45 points at level 7.

Minor must include

60 points from the courses listed below including INFS502, 30 points at level 6 and 15 points at level 7.

Level 5

Level 6

Level 7

This minor addresses one of the current and future issues of work: creating inclusive organisations and work for diverse employees. It takes an interdisciplinary perspective of diversity, society and work to provide students with a platform to make a difference in workplaces, organisations and our communities.

It covers core knowledge of diversity and its implications, plus practical application to work and employment. You can choose and plan courses that best match your interests and learning needs, including more international perspectives, or a focus on New Zealand/Aotearoa and indigenous perspectives on diversity and inclusion.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including HRMG650 or MGMT603, and HRMG701:

Economics is the study of how societies, governments, businesses, households and individuals allocate their scarce resources. You can combine economics with majors in any field. Studying economics could also help you secure employment in business-related areas.

By studying an additional major or minor in economics you’ll master the ‘economic way of thinking’, which is essential for analysing real-time decision-making related to global issues like sustainability of resources.

Major must include

120 points from courses listed below with at least 45 points at level 7.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below with at least 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

In this minor, you learn to connect economic, social and political policies and the issues that come from them. You will learn how to interpret these issues and apply economic concepts to evaluate them.

You will develop an understanding of how to evaluate economic and social data which will enhance your critical thinking skills and communication skills. Students with these skill-sets are employable in a wide range of jobs and organisations including business, government and consultancy firms.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including atleast one of SOSC582, PHIL680 or SOSC782, and atleast 15 points at level 7

Major must include

120 points from courses listed below with at least 45 points at level 7

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below with at least 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Entrepreneurship and Innovation involves creating and developing new ideas into products, services, technologies and businesses. It’s a vital component in ensuring strong social and economic development. It plays a crucial role in creating jobs and expanding economies, and can also help address social problems and environmental issues like poverty and climate change.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including ENTR501 and at least 15 points at level 7:

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

This major/minor is not available to students in the Bachelor of Science.

Major must include

120 points from courses listed below including with at least 45 points at level 7

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Contact us to find out more

Email FHES.enquiries@aut.ac.nz

Get involved in the experimental development of surface practice across a range of disciplines and potential applications. This minor emphasises the importance of learning through making and the relationship between the maker, the materials, the process of making and the work.

Students develop conceptual and technical surface design knowledge through applied materials practice.

Courses are delivered over one semester for each course and are worth 15 points each. You'll need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you'll study and complete core compulsory courses alongside studio and specialist courses in the minor that you have selected.

Enrolment in this minor is subject to approval from the Art & Design Minors, Head of Department.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following courses:

Explore extended reality technologies - XR, VR, AR and MR - as tools for design and ideation for creating immersive user experiences across a range of design and creative practices.

Courses are delivered over one semester for each course and are worth 15 points each. You'll need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you study and complete core compulsory courses alongside studio and specialist courses in the minor that you have selected.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following courses:

Experiment with traditional and contemporary publishing practices using a range of media, conventions and technologies. Explore and design with text and image to develop personal, professional and community voices through the published artefact.

Courses are delivered over one semester for each course and are worth 15 points each. You'll need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you study and complete core compulsory courses alongside studio and specialist courses in the minor that you have selected.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following courses:

Finance is the art of managing money, including personal budgeting, saving and investing, and corporate fund raising. A minor in finance sets you on the path to financial success, enabling you to make sound financial decisions both personally and professionally.

You'll learn about personally investing in financial assets like shares, bonds and pension funds. You also practise financial decision-making skills valuable in managing businesses of all sizes. Finance perfectly complements your degree, no matter what your future plans are.

Major must include

120 points from courses listed below.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including FINA501 with at least 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including HEAL704

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Contact us to find out more

Email FHES.enquiries@aut.ac.nz

Interested in health and wellbeing? Studying how we learn and applying it to a health and wellbeing context will provide you with skills to transfer knowledge and help others understand the importance of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.

If you’re considering school teaching, the Health and Physical Education minor could prepare you for teaching junior health and physical education classes in New Zealand schools.

This minor is not available to students in the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation in Coaching or Health and Physical Education.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including HEAL505 or SPSC501, and SPOR511 with at least 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Contact us to find out more

Email FHES.enquiries@aut.ac.nz

Think critically about the past and how it influences the present and future with a major or minor in history. We have a wide variety of courses available with the benefit of being able to study fully online or on campus.

Major must include

120 points from courses listed below including at least 45 points at level 6 and 45 points at level 7

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Taught on campus

Taught online

Level 6 courses

Taught on campus

Taught online

Level 7 courses

Taught on campus

Taught online

With the Hospitality and Society minor you'll start to consider and practise hospitality in different working environments, where profit may not be the primary objective, including disability service providers, schools, churches, hospitals, migrant centres, wellness retreats, youth detention and retirement villages.

Available from 2023 as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Learn more about the development of hospitable employee and customer experiences. You'll explore strategies to improve staff wellbeing and propose innovative ways to create sustainable futures for the hospitality industry.

Not available to students in the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management in Hospitality Enterprise.

Major must include

120 points from courses listed below with at least 45 points at level 7

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Gain an understanding of the way hospitality businesses operate. You’ll start to develop your decision making, organisational and strategic thinking skills while working in sustainable ways in a hospitality organisation.

Not available to students in the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management in Hospitality Management.

Major must include

120 points from courses listed below with at least 45 points at level 7

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

This additional major or minor is for students who want to understand people and relationships at work. You’ll learn how to support employees to enhance organisational performance, and how to manage the dynamics of competing interests in the workplace.

You can choose courses that will give you an insight into the future of work in terms of the changing nature of jobs, organisations and labour markets.  You can also learn about diversity, global mobility, employment relationships and occupational health, safety and conflict management.

Major must include

120 points from courses listed below.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including MGMT501, EMPL601 and HRMG601 with at least 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Study an additional major or minor in information systems and learn how to increase efficiency by improving business processes, sharing information and making effective decisions supported by information technology.

The transdisciplinary nature of information systems makes it the perfect match for any other business discipline or other degree you’re studying at AUT.

Major must include

120 points from courses listed below.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including BSYS501, 30 points at level 6 and either BSYS701 or BSYS702

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

*Subject to CUAP approval

This minor prepares students for work within an international business context, and offers the opportunity to develop or enhance a foreign language, or develop a native language for a business in English context. The minor also offers a flexible introduction to a chosen language, enabling students to pursue a career or work opportunity in another language, or for non-business / languages students to add both a grounding in international business (and possibly a language) to their programme.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the courses listed below including INTB604 and either CLSY701, HRMG703 or POLS781 and one of the pairs of courses below:

Technological change has transformed the world of journalism. But behind the digital wizardry of today, the principles at the heart of all good reporting – accuracy, fairness and ethical truth-telling – are as fundamental and important as they ever were. Professional journalism skills, including high-quality writing, the ability to verify information and a talent for interviewing, are needed to cut through the noise. And that’s why AUT graduates are in strong demand.

Major must include

120 points from courses listed below.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below.

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the courses listed below, including 15 points at level 7

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Our world needs managers who understand that complex problems will be solved by teams from various disciplines. Management sits at the forefront of being able to co-ordinate, align and drive such multidisciplinary efforts.

In this additional major or minor you’ll learn about people, operational and strategic issues requiring managerial action in organisations. You also learn about leadership for driving change and how organisations are changing in terms of how work is arranged and performed.

Major must include

120 points from courses listed below.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including MGMT501 with at least 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including at least 15 points at Level 7

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Contact us to find out more

Email FHES.enquiries@aut.ac.nz

An additional major or minor in Māori Development harnesses Māori language and culture to help you develop the skills to succeed in the global world. You have many opportunities to collaborate, apply your knowledge and test new technologies.

Major must include

120 points from courses listed below including at least 45 points at level 7

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

The Māori economy is estimated at $70 billion. This minor focuses on Māori Indigenous business and development and covers a wide range of topics, from Māori Indigenous management and business to governance and management from a Mātauranga Māori perspective.

All students in this minor will benefit from the AUT Business School’s dedicated, kaupapa-based study skills and pastoral care approach.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

*Subject to CUAP approval

Major must include

120 points from courses listed below including at least 45 points at level 6 and 45 points at level 7

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Curious about how the marketplace operates and why consumers respond as they do? Study marketing, advertising, retailing and sales as an additional major or minor to enhance your degree.

New media channels are emerging, rivalling traditional ways of going to market. Businesses now offer customers integrated, personalised shopping experiences that extend from the shop floor to online shopping. Businesses need staff who can communicate with customers to make more informed marketing decisions for the organisation. This major or minor equips you with these skills.

Major must include

120 points from courses listed below.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including MKTG501 with at least 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

This minor considers how the technologies, institutions and networks of communication are shaped by economic and political power. Become familiar with how media communication institutions/industries work, critique the exercise of power through contemporary electronic networks, and reflect upon the significance of contemporary media issues in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below.

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

If you enjoy working with numbers and are interested in learning how money flows through a country’s economy, this minor is for you. This minor will explore the fundamentals of monetary and banking systems and the role that the Reserve Bank of New Zealand play in managing monetary conditions.

You will learn how to manage your personal and business finances better, how interest and inflation rates are determined, and how monetary conditions affect business. This minor will enhance your financial literacy, as well as analytical thinking and quantitative skills.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the courses listed below including ECON521, and at least 15 points at level 7

Explore motion capture (mocap) technology that records human movement as 3D data for use in a range of design and creative disciplines.

Courses are delivered over one semester for each course and are worth 15 points each. You'll need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you study and complete core compulsory courses alongside studio and specialist courses in the minor that you have selected.

Enrolment in this minor is subject to approval from the Art & Design Minors, Head of Department.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following courses:

Develop transferable skills for team-based media production and management. You discover the importance of multicamera production in broadcast and online media to cater for fast turn-around productions and streaming of live events. This minor has a strong work-integrated ethos, emphasising management as well as creative processes. The Multi-Camera Production minor is open to screen production students who want to further their skills, as well as to students from other communication studies disciplines.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Major must include

120 points from the courses listed below including COMP504, 60 points at level 6 and 45 points at level 7 including COMP715, either COMP714 or COMP729, and either COMP716 or COMP718.

Minor must include

60 points from the courses listed below including COMP504, 30 points at level 6 and 15 points at level 7.

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below with at least 30 points at level 6

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

This minor provides students with an opportunity to understand the principles of risk assessment and occupational health, safety and wellbeing systems, practices and programmes for improving culture, morale and performance in organisations. It enables you to explore relevant “soft skills” like leadership, negotiation, conflict management and communication.

Workplace health, safety and wellbeing is both universally relevant and a key priority for every organisation. Robust health and safety practice in the workplace is now not only a legal requirement under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, it’s also fundamental to operating a good business.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the courses listed below including EMPL702:

The great outdoors is an institution in New Zealand as a place to learn and grow. Throughout the ages, it has been used to educate people on the issues faced by the society of that era. Today’s issues of sustainability, health and wellbeing are at the heart of outdoor education initiatives.

This minor introduces students to key outdoor concepts, and engages them with the outdoors as a health and developmental medium.

This minor is not available to students in the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation majoring in Outdoor Education.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including SPOR511 with at least 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Contact us to find out more

Email FHES.enquiries@aut.ac.nz

This minor provides an opportunity for students to focus on their own personal development and how they can lead others.

Some courses have a personal focus such as financial management, nutritional management, cultural competence and developing design thinking skills. Other courses support your development as a leader interacting with others through a focus on leadership, negotiation and mediation skills, and the development of an understanding of diversity at work and the role of human rights in business.

You can choose courses that will best advance you as a person and as a leader.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the courses listed below including MGMT705:

Discover visual conventions and develop technical competencies to include DSLR camera fundamentals, exposure and lighting control, composition principles and image making strategies for project outcomes.

Courses are delivered over one semester for each course and are worth 15 points each. You'll need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you study and complete core compulsory courses alongside studio and specialist courses in the minor that you have selected.

Enrolment in this minor is subject to approval from the Art & Design Minors, Head of Department.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following courses:

Engage thoughtfully and critically with the experiences and materials of everyday life with a minor in popular culture and performance. Explore the power and role of film, song and television in media and the influence they have in society.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below with 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Develop your confidence and performance skills for both live and media roles. Improve your ability to present, act, pitch ideas, speak in public and successfully participate in meetings. This minor integrates the theories and practices of communicating with an audience, using voice and movement. The skills are transferable and relevant to professional communication including more “traditional” performance contexts like acting.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below.

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Are you interested in understanding the intricacies of human decision making and how this affects decision making in business? In this minor, you will gain insight into your own decision-making, learn how to understand consumer behaviour and gain experience on the approaches available to studying human behaviour.

You will participate in classroom experiments to bring theory to life and understand how governments use insights to sway behaviour in socially beneficial directions.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the courses listed below including at least one of PSYC501, PSYC580 or PSYC681, and at least 15 points at level 7

A PR career could be organising top-level celebrities to promote an exotic resort, working with an international health organisation to communicate disease prevention in a developing country, briefing business leaders on a company merger, or lobbying the government to change regulations on behalf of a charity.

Major must include

120 points from courses listed below.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below, with at least 15 points from PUBL707 or PUBL709

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

You develop the practical skills to produce programmes for large, medium or small screens. Our students are well-known for their skills in pre-production, production and post-production within television and screen production.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

This minor aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to successfully operate and manage small and medium sized businesses. It provides students with an understanding of various aspects of accounting, finance, marketing, management, law and taxation issues relating to small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the courses listed below with at least 15 points from level 7:

Learn to understand the importance of big data and how it can be used to tackle critical organisational, societal and political problems. This minor introduces you to data science, data visualisation, analytics and algorithms, and data mining and applications; knowledge that will be useful for a wide range of careers.

You’ll explore the strategic advantages of the appropriate use of data analytic applications, as well as the potential pitfalls for organisations and society if these approaches and tools are applied incorrectly.

Available as a minor only.

More information about Social Data Analytics

Minor must include

You need to complete the following courses:

Explore strategies to affect change in educational spaces with a minor in Social Education. Develop the knowledge and skills to contribute to and support learners in informal community and formal learning contexts.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

Major must include

120 points from the courses listed below including COMP503, 60 points at level 6 including either COMP604 or COMP611 and 45 points at level 7.

Minor must include

60 points from the courses listed below including COMP503, 30 points at level 6 and 15 points at level 7.

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below with at least 30 points at level 6

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

It’s well recognised that participation in sport and exercise is important for health and wellbeing as well as sports performance. Anyone working in sport or healthcare will benefit from an improved understanding of how sport and exercise impact on human function.

This minor introduces students to key concepts in exercise prescription, exercise physiology and sports biomechanics.

This minor is not available to students in the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation completing an Exercise Science and Nutrition or Sport and Exercise Science major.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including SPSC602 with at least 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

Contact us to find out more

Email FHES.enquiries@aut.ac.nz

Coaching is an exciting career and can involve working with athletes across a broad range of skill levels, from beginners to high-performance elite athletes. Modern coaching goes beyond the traditional focus on technique; it emphasizes an athlete-centred perspective, with coaches required to understand dynamic individual environment and task challenges.

The Sport Coaching minor provides students with the skills to be successful in sports and the sport organisations.

This minor is not available to students in the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation completing a Coaching or Health and Physical Education major.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including SPOR511 with at least 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

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Much of what we hear about in the sport sector relates to leadership and management matters. As a result, sport organisations are increasingly seeking employees with expertise across sport leadership, marketing, events and governance.

A minor in sport management provides a foundation for anyone with aspirations to work in New Zealand’s vibrant sport sector.

This minor is not available to students in the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation completing a Management major.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including SPOR501 with at least 15 points at level 7

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

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Email FHES.enquiries@aut.ac.nz

This minor provides an overview of the sports industry from an interdisciplinary perspective. It gives you an overall understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of marketing management in the sports industry, especially how sports marketing activities and strategies contribute to sports business success.

You'll be introduced to the business of sports from a strategic marketing perspective and will develop the skills and knowledgebase for careers in the sports and marketing industries. You'll gain skills in research, segmentation, product and fan development, pricing, licensing, and in communication channels such as advertising, sales promotion, public relations and publicity.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below with at least 15 points from level 7

Contact us to find out more

Email FHES.enquiries@aut.ac.nz

Almost all products/services that serve the consumer require the efforts of multiple organisations. Collectively, these organisations make up the supply chain. Supply chain management (SCM) is the management of supply chain activities and relationships to maximise customer value and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. Supply chain activities cover everything from product/service development, sourcing and production to logistics, as well as the information systems needed to co-ordinate these activities. There is a demand for SCM graduates due to its growing importance to New Zealand’s export-oriented economy. The growth of e-commerce has also fuelled the demand for SCM graduates worldwide as e-commerce businesses depend on logistics and SCM to fulfil customer orders.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including BSYS604, BSYS605 and BSYS704.

Sustainable enterprise is about business of the future. Sustainability triggers innovation and creativity, new forms of entrepreneurship and participative people management. In focusing on the role of business and organisations to support both social and environmental sustainability, this minor gives you the skills to work successfully in, as well as question, the current socio-economic system.

You learn to strategise as sustainability involves long-term planning. You learn to engage and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders, including community, retailers, suppliers, consumers and NGOs. You learn to take a stand and get others on board. Sustainable enterprise informs consumer choices, provides community services, drives environmental projects, and transforms organisational strategies and practices.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below including at least one of SUSE501, SUSE602 or SUSE701, and at least 15 points at level 7.

Learn the indigenous language of Aotearoa and gain access to te ao Māori – the Māori worldview, with our courses in te reo Māori. Study in an engaging environment and learn from Kaiako (lecturers) who are passionate about the revitalisation of the language.

Available as a minor only. This minor is not available to students in the Bachelor of Māori Development.

Minor must include

60 points from courses listed below with 30 points at level 6 or above

Level 5 courses

Level 6 courses

Level 7 courses

As artists and designers, we are interested in practising by making – doing projects that have currency and real-world capacity. We work through ideas of site, collaboration and publication in order to create events. Temporary Practices is an experimental, creative field of making. This minor supports the development of work across a range of disciplines and potential applications by using AUT facilities (3D Lab, WetLab, Bindery, Risograph printer).

Courses are delivered over one semester for each course and are worth 15 points each. You will need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you will study and complete core compulsory courses alongside studio and specialist courses in the minor that you have selected.

Enrolment in this minor is subject to approval from the Art & Design Minors, Head of Department.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following courses:

Shannon Bassett
Ella Martin
April Kerslake
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