Tītohu mō te Hoahoa - Diploma in Design

Love design but not ready for a bachelor's degree? With the one-year Tītohu mō te Hoahoa - Diploma in Design you gain knowledge and skills in design.

Start your studies with a diploma in design in a supported environment. You'll study degree-level courses and will develop interpersonal, communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and will be supported through a series of tutorials, additional learning and other support.

This design diploma is also suitable for students who have narrowly missed UE and want to continue into Te Tohu Paetahi mō te Hoahoa – Bachelor of Design or other bachelor’s degrees.

Start date: 2023

Minimum entry requirements

  • University Entrance OR
  • 42 NCEA credits at Level 3, including UE literacy and numeracy, with:
    • 10 credits in each of 3 approved subjects, OR
    • 12 credits in each of 2 approved subjects and 14 credits across 2 further subjects.

English language requirements

    IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing and a minimum of 5 in other bands, or equivalent.

English language requirements

This one-year design diploma will develop knowledge and skills in design, along with the necessary academic preparation for further study in a bachelor’s degree in design. You'll take courses that are equivalent to the first year of AUT’s design degree.

We will work with you to help you identify where you want to go with your design career, and what courses will help you get there.

On successful completion you can cross-credit your courses and transfer to Te Tohu Paetahi mō te Hoahoa – Bachelor of Design.

Quick facts
Programme code:
1 year full-time / part-time available
City Campus
27 Feb 2023
$8,165 (for 120 points)
($7,091 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
$38,674 (for 120 points)
($37,600 tuition fees + $1074 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

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