Postgraduate Diploma in Gastronomy

Do you want to develop an understanding of perspectives and concepts related to gastronomy in as little as one year? Study the Postgraduate Diploma in Gastronomy at AUT.

This qualification also provides a pathway to postgraduate study, including the Master of Gastronomy. If you're already in the industry, this postgraduate diploma will enhance your skills and knowledge base at a more advanced level.

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Minimum entry requirements

Must have completed one of the following or equivalent:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor's degree

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 need to complete a total of 120 points from the courses below. These courses cover gastronomic concepts, theories and approaches. If you are planning to continue to the Master of Gastronomy, you are required to complete MGMT801 Research Design.

Choose 120 points from

Not all courses may be offered each semester.

  • Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • Media
  • Food research
  • Writing
  • Human geography
  • Employment options requiring a background in food sociology/anthropology.
Quick facts
Programme code:
1 year full-time / part-time available
City Campus
15 Jul 2024
3 Mar 2025
21 Jul 2025

Key semester dates
$10,606 - $11,080 (for 120 points)
($9,460 - $9,934 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
$37,646 (for 120 points)
($36,500 tuition fees + $1146 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.


The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.