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: 2020

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.

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:
AK1018
Level:
4
Points:
120
Duration:
1 year full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

24 Feb 2020

13 Jul 2020

Fees:
Domestic
$6,580 - $6,607
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. Exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, 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
  • Check if you're eligible for fees-free study
International
$32,105
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee 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
  • 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.