Certificate in Applied Science

Interested in science but not quite ready to start the Bachelor of Science or not sure which direction to take? The Certificate in Applied Science gives you a taste of the many options in AUT’s School of Science.

The Certificate in Applied Science is designed to help you develop the academic and study skills for study at bachelor’s degree level. This certificate prepares you for the Bachelor of Science. Graduates are also prepared for employment in entry-level positions in science-related industries, including laboratory assistant or trainee roles.

Start date: 2019

Minimum entry requirements

  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent

English language requirements

  • At least IELTS (Academic) of 5.5 overall with all bands 5 or higher; or equivalent.

Selection criteria

Preference will be given to applicants with at least 12 credits at level 2, and one subject from Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Physics, Science, and 12 credits at level 2 in one or more subjects from Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, History of Art, Media Studies, Social Studies, Te Reo Māori, Te Reo Rangatira, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Physics, Science, Calculus, Mathematics or Statistics.

In this certificate you gain a general understanding of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and academic writing skills. You need to complete 120 points, including at least 45 points at level 4 or above.

We recommend the following study plan:

Semester 1 papers

And two papers from the papers listed below

Semester 2 papers

And one paper from the papers listed below

Choose three papers from

*This paper must be approved by the programme leader. Prerequisites may apply. Not all of these papers are available in both semesters.

Quick facts
Programme code:
1 year full-time
City Campus

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

$6,450 - $6,477
  • This represents the tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2018. Exact tuition fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range. As fees are subject to change, 2019 tuition fees may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT

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