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.

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Minimum entry requirements

  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent
  • At least 12 credits at level 2 in one subject from Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Physics, Science; and
  • At least 12 credits at level 2 from one or more subjects from Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, Art History, Media Studies, Social Studies, Te Reo Māori, Te Reo Rangatira, Business Studies, Economics, Physical Education, Calculus, Mathematics or Statistics

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

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

English language requirements

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.

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Shakil Tausheed Mohammed
Saraya-Grace Hogan
Helen Hoang
Rosemarie Tioti O’Connor
Quick facts
Programme code:
1 year full-time / part-time available
City Campus
17 Jul 2023
26 Feb 2024
15 Jul 2024
$8,165 - $8,194 (for 120 points)
($7,091 - $7,120 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
$36,274 (for 120 points)
($35,200 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

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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