Postgraduate Certificate in Design

Develop your design expertise and further your decision-making skills in as little as one semester with the Postgraduate Certificate in Design.

Become part of AUT’s vibrant, collaborative design culture and choose from a wide range of art and design courses. This programme is suitable for design professionals from all backgrounds, and can prepare you for further study in the Master of Design.

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Start date: 2021

This programme brochure will be available soon.

Minimum entry requirements

  • Bachelor of Design; or
  • A relevant professional qualification or professional experience approved by the dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

International student entry requirements

Other requirements

  • Applicants may be required to submit a portfolio of work and attend a selection interview

English language requirements

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

English language requirements

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Application Guide

Study online and complete the courses below.

All courses last one semester and are worth 15 points. You must complete 60 points in total.

Complete the following courses

International students: study online now, get cross-credits to do your master's degree in New Zealand later

If you're an international student hoping to study in New Zealand once the borders reopen, you can start you studies by completing the postgraduate certificate online. Later on, you may be able to cross-credit your courses to the Master of Design and come to New Zealand to finish your studies.

More details about courses in this programme

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Enrolment in courses is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of courses. A course may not be offered if there aren't enough students enrolled in it.

Develop your expertise in communication design, design for health and wellbeing, spatial design, strategic leadership in design, textile design and virtual production.

Quick facts
Programme code:
Ak1331
Level:
8
Points:
60
Duration:
0.5 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Online study
Starts:
1 Mar 2021
12 Jul 2021
Fees:
Domestic
$4,404
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 60 points in 2021. The exact fees will depend on courses selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2021, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$18,851
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 60 points in 2021. The exact fees will depend on courses selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2021, fees may vary from those 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.

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