Summer School 2018/2019

Summer School is an intensive study method open to everyone – even non-AUT students. Summer study can help you prepare to re-enter the workforce, upskill for a career change, or simply learn something new.

We've got over 40 papers in a range of fields, so you’re sure to find something to suit you.

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Study areas

Browse Summer School papers by study area below – you can take up to two papers.

Accounting for Decision Making

Paper code: ACCT501
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 9-12pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
This paper offers an introduction to the way in which accounting information can be utilised for business decision making. You'll be introduced to business accounting and learn about stakeholder decision making (types of decisions and information needs), internal financial reporting for decision making (cost-volume-profit analysis and budgeting), the accounting system, the content and use of financial statements, and capital expenditure decisions. This paper could count towards a Bachelor of Business for 2019.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Identify accounting information which can be utilised for decision making
  2. Gather, analyse and interpret accounting data in business decisions


Accounting Practice and Systems

Paper code: ACCT601
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 1-4pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
This paper provides an introduction to the practice of accounting, including procedures and systems to collect, measure and record business transactions, and the preparation of financial statements. The content of this paper will cover:

  • An introduction to the practice of accounting
  • Measurement of business transactions
  • The accounting cycle
  • Inventories
  • Accounting for non-current assets and liabilities
  • Accounts receivables and payables
  • Accounting information systems
  • System documentation
  • Revenue cycle & threats and control procedures
  • Expenditure cycle & threats and control procedures
  • The system development life cycle
Prerequisites: ACCT501

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Explain and apply accounting concepts to the practice of accounting
  2. Analyse the relationship between source documents, journal entries, ledgers and full sets of accounts
  3. Evaluate and apply practices relating to accounting for current and non-current assets and liabilities
  4. Apply knowledge of accounting systems and prepare financial reports using accounting software


Financial Accounting for Companies

Paper code: ACCT602
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 9am-12pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
This paper builds on basic accounting concepts and practices. On completion of the paper, you'll be able to understand and evaluate the accounting principles and apply current accounting practices associated with New Zealand companies. You'll focus on accounting for and evaluation of matters relating to company capital issues, dividends, reserves, dividend election plans, share options and repurchasing shares. Prerequisites: ACCT501 Corequisites: ACCT601

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Understand, analyse and evaluate the accounting treatment and legal issues relating to company equity
  2. Analyse and prepare company external financial statements in accordance with legislative requirements and examine the concepts of income determination
  3. Evaluate and apply the principles and practice of accounting for business combinations and the practices of consolidation accounting and equity accounting
  4. Prepare and interpret financial statements through the application of the skills of recognition, measurement and disclosure
  5. Evaluate and apply the principles associated with business ethics in relation to presenting financial statements that provide a true and fair view.


Management Accounting

Paper code: ACCT603
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 1-4pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
This paper aims to introduce you to management accounting and to provide an understanding of:

  1. Systems and procedures for costing products, and using cost data for decision-making.
  2. Preparing budgets for cost management and internal reporting.
  3. Current developments in management accounting.
The content of this paper will cover:
  • The purpose of management accounting: Managerial Accounting and the Business Environment.
  • Cost terms, concepts and classifications, and manufacturing statements.
  • Job and process costing.
  • Accounting for overheads -predetermined overhead rates, service department costing and activity based costing.
  • Cost behaviour, operating leverage and segment reporting.
  • Profit planning (budgeting).
  • Standard costing.
  • Flexible budgets.
  • Relevant costs for decision making.
Prerequisites: ACCT501

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Comprehend the changing role of management accounting
  2. Implement appropriate cost-management systems for recording accounting information in different types of organisations
  3. Construct and apply overall financial plans (budgets) for future periods
  4. Prepare appropriate reports for management
  5. Recommend appropriate systems for management of costs


Advanced Management Accounting

Paper code: ACCT703
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 9am-12pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
This paper provides you with the skills to prepare and evaluate management accounting information for cost management, control, and decision-making by applying current developments in management accounting theory and practice, taking into consideration both qualitative and quantitative approaches to decision-making. In addition to being technically competent, you'll learn to be able to recognise the importance of inter-relationships with other disciplines and critically apply various techniques in strategic management accounting.

The major components of this paper are:

  • Business environment change and the role of management accounting.
  • Strategic management accounting.
  • Use of budgets to achieve organisational objectives.
  • Activity-based management applications to business decision-making.
  • Decentralisation and financial performance measures.
  • Contemporary approaches to measuring performance.
  • Supply chain management and customer value analysis
  • Environmental & social management accounting
Prerequisites: ACCT603

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Understand and articulate the emerging theoretical and practical developments in management accounting
  2. Analyse and evaluate the place of strategic management accounting in contemporary organisations
  3. Contextualise management accounting information as appropriate for different organisational processes and structures
  4. Develop and design appropriate systems for performance measurement and evaluation - including divisional transfer pricing approaches
  5. Prepare management accounting information for cost management, control, and decision-making


Managerial Finance

Paper code: ACCT706
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 1-4pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
This paper provides you with the skills to apply the tools of managerial finance including capital budgeting, in order to assist capital investment decisions. You'll evaluate strategies for financing investment projects through the study of the cost of capital, international capital markets and alternative sources of finance. The paper also looks to devise risk management strategies using a range of financial derivatives and financial instruments in accordance with the accounting regulations. Prerequisites: ACCT602, BUSS502

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Evaluate and justify the objectives of financial management
  2. Apply capital budgeting techniques and evaluate investment decisions in terms of risk and return
  3. Examine the cost of capital concept and differentiate between different techniques for calculating it
  4. Evaluate the appropriateness of alternative forms of capital financing and international capital markets
  5. Evaluate the main forms of financial instruments and their function
  6. Identify and evaluate risk management techniques with the use of financial derivatives to manage such risk


Taxation for Accounting Studies

Paper code: ACCT707
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 1-4pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
Do you require a general knowledge of the tax system as part of your future accounting and business practice? This paper examines the New Zealand taxation system and its administration to determine how taxes are calculated for individuals and business organisations. Prerequisites: ACCT601

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Analyse the fundamentals of tax determination for individuals and business organisations
  2. Prepare a basic assessment of income tax for individuals and business organisations
  3. Critically analyse and explain the various types of taxation such as fringe benefits tax, capital gains tax and goods and services tax
  4. Apply appropriate case laws for the tax determination for individuals and business organisations


Project Management

Paper code: BSYS603
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 9am-12pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
Want to step into project management? This paper focuses on developing a theoretical and practical understanding of managing projects throughout the project life cycle. It reviews the processes, tools, team and leadership skills which play an active part in managing projects. Topics include teamwork, project leadership, tools for effective project management, defining the project, creating the project plan, tracking and monitoring the project, contract and partnership, and project reviews and audit. Prerequisites: MGMT501 This paper could count towards a Bachelor of Business for 2019.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. To effectively analyse teamwork in project management
  2. To effectively analyse leadership in project management
  3. To effectively analyse the process of project management throughout the project life cycle
  4. To effectively analyse suitable organisational structure for projects
  5. To be knowledgeable users of project management tools
  6. To be able to manage small to medium sized projects


Quantitative Methods for Business

Paper code: BUSS502
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13 Dec 2018 and 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 Jan 2019
Times: 9am-12pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
This paper covers basic mathematical and statistical concepts, methods and their business applications. It develops and applies fundamental mathematical and statistical tools for business analysis. Applications of these concepts in business settings are emphasised throughout this paper. This paper could count towards a Bachelor of Business for 2019.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Solve basic linear and nonlinear algebraic equations
  2. Use graphs to display linear and nonlinear relationships
  3. Calculate the gradients of simple functions
  4. Use probabilities and their distributions in statistical analyses
  5. Calculate confidence intervals and test hypotheses for making business decisions
  6. Compute and interpret slope coefficients in basic regression analysis


Design for Business and Society

Paper code: BSYS603
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 9am-12pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
This paper provides you with a broad introduction to key disciplines in design and their role in business and society. You'll investigate the changing relationships between design, consumers and successful business. Concepts of human-centred design, design for environmental responsibility and design for social innovation are examined. This paper could count towards a Bachelor of Business for 2019.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the historical development of design
  2. Identify a range of design disciplines and examine their strategic relation to business
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of design methodologies
  4. Select and apply a human-centered design method in a contemporary business context


Design Thinking Practices

Paper code: DESN600
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 1-4pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
This paper helps you to develop an understanding of the tools and processes of design thinking, including gaining insights into design problems through hands-on research. You'll explore potential solutions through various ideation techniques and refine ideas through feedback on low fidelity prototypes, in order to select viable paths towards a solution.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Demonstrate understanding of key design thinking practices including user centered research and analysis, insight gathering, brainstorming, ideation, prototyping and the evaluation of potential design outcomes
  2. Apply design thinking practices to undertake a collaborative design thinking project
  3. Reflect on design thinking project outcomes and personal learning


Economic Principles 1

Paper code: ECON501
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13 Dec 2018 and 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 Jan 2019
Times: 1-4pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
This paper introduces basic economic principles, and equips you with the fundamental concepts and skills to analyse contemporary economic issues. The microeconomic component analyses the behaviour of individuals, firms and markets. The macroeconomic component analyses aggregate economic activity in New Zealand and its interrelationships with the rest of the world. This paper could count towards a Bachelor of Business for 2019.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Understand benefits of trade through applying the Ricardian model of trade
  2. Apply demand and supply theory to the behaviour of markets and their participants
  3. Analyse the behaviour of firms under perfectly competitive and monopoly market structures
  4. Recognise and apply key macroeconomic concepts
  5. Apply macroeconomic models to the determination of aggregate output, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates and growth in an economy
  6. Analyse how government fiscal and monetary policies can impact the above outcomes


Economic Principles 2

Paper code: ECON502
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13 Dec 2018 and 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 Jan 2019
Times: 1-4pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
This paper extends and applies basic economic concepts and skills. The microeconomic component analyses the behaviour of individuals, firms and markets. The macroeconomic component analyses aggregate economic activity in New Zealand and its interrelationships with the rest of the world. Particular emphasis is placed on the role and impact of government economic policies. Prerequisites: ECON501

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Apply demand and supply theory to the behaviour markets and their participants
  2. Recognise and apply the concept of market failure and the appropriateness of government responses in remedying these situations
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the theory of the firm in terms of production technology, costs and innovation
  4. Analyse the behaviour of firms under monopoly and oligopoly market structures
  5. Recognise and apply key macroeconomic concepts
  6. Compare critical debates surrounding inequality as experienced in various communities


Introduction to Finance

Paper code: FINA501
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 1-4pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
This paper will help you to develop technical skills for solving financial problems, as well as financial decision-making skills, by offering an introduction to the basic aspects of finance theory, standard financial formulas and their application.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Describe the functioning of financial markets
  2. Define key financial market terminology
  3. Apply time value of money concepts to a variety of problems
  4. Explain the basics of risk and return
  5. Compute and interpret basic statistical measures
  6. Describe and value a variety of financial instruments
  7. Discuss various capital-budgeting tools and apply them to financial decision making
  8. Estimate the cost of capital
  9. Evaluate the role of ethics in finance


Personal Finance

Paper code: FINA604
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 9am-12pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
Personal Finance explores the process of developing a financial plan for oneself or for others, as well as issues related to an investor's profile, their asset allocation strategies, and insurance and taxation. The different characteristics and features of a range of financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, property and commodities will also be explored. This paper could count towards a Bachelor of Business for 2019.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Derive an appropriate budget and savings plan for an investor
  2. Estimate the risk profile of an investor
  3. Determine an appropriate asset allocation to achieve specific financial goals
  4. Discuss the relative merits of various asset classes and specific financial instruments
  5. Integrate knowledge about budgeting, risk preference, asset allocation and financial assets to design an appropriate financial plan.


Financial Modelling and Data Analysis

Paper code: FINA704
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 1-4pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
This paper introduces you to the application of various financial models within the context of Excel with a focus on applying the models to real-world situations. You'll also be introduced to collecting financial data using several databases including DataStream, NZ Deep Archive and Osiris. Prerequisites: FINA601 (this paper is not available in Summer School) or FINA602 (this paper is not available in Summer School)

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Use Excel at an advanced level
  2. Design and implement a financial model in Excel
  3. Forecast financial statements and calculate firm value based on a variety of firm valuation techniques
  4. Design and implement a portfolio optimisation model
  5. Undertake risk analysis in Excel
  6. Manipulate appropriate financial information from a variety of sources
  7. Identify and apply appropriate financial models in real-world settings


Human Resource Management

Paper code: HRMG601
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 1-4pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
Do you want to deepen your knowledge of human resource managment in order to step up in your career? This paper provides students with a conceptual and practical understanding of the importance of effective human resource management principles and practices. Prerequisites: MGMT501

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Discuss the major functions of human resource management
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the human resource planning and job analysis processes
  3. Describe and apply the methods and principles of staffing and performance management
  4. Understand and apply the principles and practices of modern remuneration systems
  5. Discuss the legislative frameworks and ethical considerations affecting employment relationships as they pertain to human resource management


International Human Resource Management

Paper code: HRMG703
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 1-4pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
If you're interested in human resource management from a global perspective, this paper will provide you with a comparative analysis of Human Resource Management and its context in several countries. Topics include HRM in different cultures, global staffing issues, and comparative geographical HRM studies. This paper could count towards a Bachelor of Business for 2019.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. To recognise that International HRM encompasses many different management issues
  2. To gain an overview of international HRM as a basis for making comparisons with HRM policies and practices in New Zealand
  3. To identify global staffing issues
  4. To critically comment on and evaluate global staffing practices
  5. To critically evaluate HRM practices in countries other than New Zealand
  6. To identify and discuss issues surrounding the future of international HRM


Business and Culture

Paper code: INTB601
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 9am-12pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
Business and Culture aims to develop a foundation in the theory and practice of cross-cultural interaction in business. You'll work with the concepts and models of business and culture to provide opportunities for the development of skills and capabilities that will assist you in becoming an effective international business practitioner. Prerequisites: ECON501

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Define and discuss significant issues in cross cultural business
  2. Develop strategies for effective response to the issues and challenges of cross-cultural practice
  3. Learn the importance of human resource strategies and organisational structure
  4. Understand the relevance of ethics and its relations to cultural practices
  5. Evaluate the importance of cross-cultural marketing
  6. Analyse leadership in an international context
  7. Understand the importance of effective negotiation strategies
  8. Comprehend the importance of gender roles in a global context


Marketing, Advertising, Retailing, Sales: Positioning in an Omni Environment

Paper code: MARS501
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 9am-12pm
Fees: $830.18
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
This paper is an introduction to the fundamentals of marketing, advertising, retailing and sales in positioning organisations, consumers and shoppers in an omnichannel environment. It provides students with the foundations for developing market insights. This paper could count towards a Bachelor of Business for 2019.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Apply core principles of marketing, advertising, retailing and sales in an omnichannel environment
  2. Recognise what is meant by market insights
  3. Distinguish between the positioning of organisations, consumers and shoppers
  4. Identify the core elements of positioning including branding, internationalisation and sustainability
  5. Describe and discuss the influences on positioning decisions


Management & Organisation

Paper code: MGMT501
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 9am-12pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
Looking to deepen your understanding of management and leadership? Management and Organisation is an introduction and exploration of the purpose and process of management. The basics of organisational structure function and behaviour will be examined, along with current challenges for managers in a range of contexts. This paper could count towards a Bachelor of Business for 2019.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Describe some major theories of management and leadership
  2. Analyse the complex interactions between organisations and their environment
  3. Explain the relationships between organisational strategy, size, structure and function
  4. Use management concepts to formulate solutions to organisational problems
  5. Explain the role of people and organisational culture in achieving organisational goals


Organisational Behaviour

Paper code: MGMT601
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 9am-12pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
Organisational Behaviour offers an examination of the behavioural aspects of organisations at the individual, group and organisational levels. Topics you'll study include ability, personality, perception, attitudes and values, stress, learning, job satisfaction and motivation, groups and teams, power and politics, conflict and communication.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Identify the origins and characteristics of OB as a scientific discipline and assess its importance for managers and employees
  2. Understand and apply the concepts of intellectual and emotional intelligence, and discuss the limitations of each of these concepts
  3. Identify the main limitations of human perception and the effects of attitudes, attribution, personality and socialisation on how we perceive the world. Develop a conceptual appreciation of the wider implications of this for individuals and society
  4. Evaluate the ethical implications, strengths and weaknesses of theories of learning and motivation and relate these theories to students' own experiences
  5. Explore the determinants of job satisfaction in the workplace
  6. Identify causes of stress and the individual and organisational consequences of stress. Understand the basic physiological and psychological mechanisms of the stress response and use this understanding to develop skills in managing stress
  7. Demonstrate awareness of issues arising from ethnic, gender and other forms of diversity in the workplace and show understanding of student's own experiences of diversity
  8. Demonstrate understanding of team and group dynamics, apply this knowledge to the construction and management of effective teams
  9. Identify and develop sound listening, attending and communication skills
  10. Explore the ethical implications of organisational influence along with the use of power in groups and organisations, and evaluate the effects of political activity within organisations


Management of Small & Medium Sized Enterprises

Paper code: MGMT602
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 9am-12pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
Are you, or do you aspire to become, a small or medium-sized business owner? This paper provides an introduction to entrepreneurship and issues affecting small and medium enterprises. This paper will provide you with a conceptual and practical understanding of entrepreneurship and management principles and practices in small and medium enterprises. This paper could count towards a Bachelor of Business for 2019.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the psychology and philosophy of entrepreneurs and small medium business operators
  2. Critically evaluate the environment of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
  3. Formulate strategies for identifying and taking advantage of opportunities
  4. Critically comment on and evaluate managerial and operational issues affecting SMEs
  5. Demonstrate awareness of current issues facing SMEs and make recommendations for dealing with these


Strategic Management

Paper code: MGMT703
Location: City Campus
Dates: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 Dec 2018 and 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18 Jan 2019
Times: 9am-12pm
Fees: $806.25
Apply by: 28/11/18

Overview
This is an advanced paper that focuses on strategic thinking and the analysis of organisational and environmental situations in order to evolve and implement strategic plans. Topics you'll learn about include the strategic management process, development of mission, objectives and strategy tasks, organisation/industry analysis, competitive advantage and strategy implementation. Prerequisites: 30 points from BSYS603, BSYS604 (this paper is not available in Summer School), MGMT601, MGMT602, MGMT603 (this paper is not available in Summer School), HRMG601

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Define the business in terms of its vision, values, mission and policies
  2. Assess the strategic situation facing the organisation through the application and understanding of the appropriate analytical tools
  3. Extrapolate various options which have arisen from the analysis and evaluate their suitability
  4. Select the most appropriate strategy while recognising the organisational dynamics which would be required
  5. Implement the strategies through leadership styles, organisational structures, systems, culture and actions
  6. Compile measurement devices to monitor the effectiveness of the strategy in meeting the original goals and objectives


Understanding Children

Paper code: EDUC505
Location: North Campus
Dates: 12-15 Feb 2019
Times: 9-4pm
Lecturer: Chris Jenkin
Fees: $854.63
Apply by: 8/2/2019

Overview
This paper provides an overview of understanding children (0-12 years) in the context of family, whānau and society in Aotearoa New Zealand and globally. The focus is on a holistic view of young children, using inquiry, based on a range of theoretical perspectives and cultural frameworks of young children’s development and learning. You'll be given opportunities to research topics that are of particular interest to you and are encouraged to relate your research to a child’s rights approach to services for children, which encourages greater participation of young children in decision-making. In the paper, you'll engage in contemporary research and study on child development including the role of play in learning; theoretical frameworks for understanding children as holistic learners; historical perspectives of childhood and the social construction of childhood.

This paper covers the following topics:

  • Children and IT
  • Gender identity
  • Children’s rights and citizenship
  • Children’s right to play
  • Child health and well-being
  • Participation of children with special needs
Assessments encourage wide engagement with contemporary research and relevant policy documents with a specific focus on the New Zealand Children’s Commissioner document ‘Being child- centred’ (2015). Ref: Office of the Children’s Commissioner. (October, 2015). Being child-centred. This paper could count towards a Bachelor of Arts in Education or a Bachelor of Arts in Children and Learning for 2019.

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Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Investigate theories of young children’s development in relation to physical growth, cognitive and social-emotional well-being, communication, and spirituality
  2. Reflect on the significance of cultural influences on young children’s development and learning in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand
  3. Examine holistic development in children 0-8 years old and the implications for informing policy in Aotearoa New Zealand


Education, Careers and Employability

Paper code: EDUC506
Location: City Campus
Dates: 11, 12, 18, 19, 20 February 2019
Times: 9-12pm and 1-3pm
Lecturer: Lynette Reid
Fees: $854.63
Apply by: 8/2/2019

Overview
This paper will introduce you to the concept of ‘career’ in an education context. You'll explore current career theories and the relevance of these to education and your own emerging career identities. We examine the development of personal career identity and the interplay between contextual experiences and the meaning of work. Attention will be on designing a person’s learning, employment and career using storytelling to reveal the multidimensional influences in a person’s life. This process will take place within the premise of where work fits in a person’s life and ways to enhance their place in the changing world of work. Also underpinning this paper are approaches to learning in higher education. Concepts such as life-long learning and life-wide learning will be integrated into personal stories. This paper could count towards a Bachelor of Arts in Education for 2019.

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Current AUT studentNew to AUT

The outcome of this paper is a meaningful exploration of personal experiences and stories in support of current and future career, employment and learning aspirations and goals. This will take place in a learning environment developed on respect, curiosity and interactive conversations with individuals interacting with and within social, environmental and personal contexts.


Introduction to Human Structure and Function

Paper code: HEAL402
Location: South Campus
Dates: 15 Oct – 21 Dec 2018
Times: 9am - 4pm
Fees: $ 937
Apply by: Applications will close when paper is full.

Overview
This paper introduces basic human anatomy and physiology.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Describe the structure and function of the human body
  2. Describe the homeostatic process


Society and Health

Paper code: HEAL403
Location: South Campus
Dates: 15 Oct – 21 Dec 2018
Times: 9am - 4pm
Fees: $ 937
Apply by: Applications will close when paper is full.

Overview
This paper explores basic concepts of culture and society within the context of Aotearoa/New Zealand. The content in this paper will cover cultural awareness, the Treaty of Waitangi, influences of society, poverty and health, health and wellbeing, as well as issues of marginalisation and inequity.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Demonstrate cultural awareness
  2. Identify social factors, which impact upon health in Aotearoa/New Zealand
  3. Discuss concepts of marginalisation and inequality
  4. Present work at the appropriate academic standard


Introduction to Human Development

Paper code: HEAL404
Location: South Campus
Dates: 15 Oct – 21 Dec 2018
Times: 9am - 4pm
Fees: $ 937
Apply by: Applications will close when paper is full.

Overview
This paper explores basic concepts relating to human development. You’ll be introduced to human development concepts across the lifespan, learn about cognitive, social and emotional domains of development and their interrelationship, and examine theoretical perspectives.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Discuss social, cognitive and emotional domains of development
  2. Describe theoretical perspectives related to human development
  3. Present work at the appropriate academic standard


Introduction to Professional Development

Paper code: HEAL405
Location: South Campus
Dates: 15 Oct – 21 Dec 2018
Times: 9am - 4pm
Fees: $ 937
Apply by: Applications will close when paper is full.

Overview
This paper will help you develop skills for appropriate knowledge enquiry and effective communication.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Identify the usefulness of different information sources.
  2. Develop written and verbal communication skills.
  3. Present work at the appropriate academic standard.


Introduction to Narrative Therapy

Paper code: PSYT713
Location: South Campus
Dates: 14-18 Jan 2019
Times: 9am - 5pm
Fees: TBC
Apply by: Applications will close when paper is full.

Overview
This paper provides an introduction to Narrative Therapy and the ideas underpinning practice. It discusses theories and philosophies such as social constructionism and postmodernism. Email Brian Rodgers for more details.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Identify the ideas central to narrative therapy
  2. Understand key skills used in narrative therapy
  3. Demonstrate ability to intervene therapeutically using narrative ideas
  4. Critically analyse the implications for using the narrative metaphor in counselling
  5. Present work at the appropriate academic standard


Advanced Academic Writing

Paper code: COMM701
Location: City Campus
Dates: 12 Nov – 3 Dec 2018 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Times: 9am-12pm & 1-4pm
Lecturer: Elizabeth Turner
Fees: $837.09
Apply by: Until full

Overview
This paper is designed to develop your advanced English academic writing abilities. It focuses on the analysis and production of written text types relevant to your discipline areas or research activities, and on the critical analysis and writing skills required to meet scholarly expectations at a graduate level. This paper is therefore useful preparation for graduate and postgraduate study, or Work Integrated Learning (WIL). You’ll receive detailed feedback on your writing and can discuss your work at one-to-one tutorials.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Analyse the rhetorical structure and linguistic features of relevant academic texts, and demonstrate competence in producing selected genres according to discourse conventions and with an awareness of audience
  2. Demonstrate in written texts relevant critical thinking skills, including synthesis, critical analysis, critical evaluation and logical argument
  3. Demonstrate the ability to substantiate assertions and knowledge statements and to use appropriate citation and referencing techniques
  4. Revise and edit written texts effectively in response to feedback


Spanish 1A

Paper code: SPAN501
Location: City Campus
Dates: 14 Jan – 22 Feb 2019 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Times: 10-12pm & 12-1pm
Lecturer: Gloria Vazquez
Fees: $854.63
Apply by: Until full

Overview
Did you know Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world? Learning this language will enhance your travel experiences, career prospects and broaden your mind. Add something extra to your CV that will open doors to future international employment by taking this paper.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

You'll develop your competency in both written and oral Spanish to communicate at a simple and elementary level. Emphasis is on linguistic competence in the following components: Listening, speaking, reading and writing. This paper also aims to provide you with basic communicative competence in the Spanish language as a whole, in daily situations within cultural and social contexts.


Korean Language and Culture 1

Paper code: KORE500
Location: City Campus
Dates: 14 Jan – 22 Feb 2019 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Times: 1-4pm
Lecturer: Bliss Lee
Fees: $854.63
Apply by: Until full

Overview
Korean Language and Culture 1 is for students who have a little or no knowledge of the language and culture, and who are interested in being able to communicate and interact with Korean speakers. Students will be able to communicate in Korean at a simple practical level in order to socialise and carry out activities in a range of contexts, using culturally appropriate language and gestures. Traditional and contemporary Korean culture and social practices including generational change, K-pop and the ‘Korean Wave’, will be explored. Values and beliefs will be compared to provide insights into students’ own cultures as well as the cultures of others.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

By learning the language and culture of this fascinating country, you'll gain an insight and understanding of the people and the place. You'll speak Korean from day one and by the end of this enjoyable and interactive course, you'll be able to communicate in everyday situations and acquire basic listening, reading and writing skills.


NZ Sign Language and Deaf Culture 1A

Paper code: NZSL511
Location: City Campus
Dates: 15 Jan – 8 Feb 2019 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Times: 9am-12pm
Lecturer: Susie Ovens
Fees: $854.63
Apply by: Until full

Overview
This beginner-level paper will introduce you to the world of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) and Deaf culture. This paper is taught by deaf lecturer Susie Ovens, and from day one you'll learn through immersion to turn your voices off at the door. NZSL is fun and interactive; through language activities and lots of practice in class, you'll learn to have basic conversations in NZSL.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

You'll learn to communicate with your hands and your eyes. You will learn that the structure of NZSL is very different to English, and that the language incorporates many Māori concepts. You will also learn about Deaf culture. By the end of this paper, you will be able to hold a basic conversation in NZSL - a valuable addition to any CV.


Foundation Chemistry

Paper code: CHEM401
Location: City Campus
Dates: 21 Jan – 13 Feb 2019
Times: 9am-4pm
Fees: $ 937
Apply by: Applications will close when paper is full.

Overview
This paper will develop your understanding of basic chemical concepts (the periodic table, formulae and equations, acids and bases, volumetric analysis, oxidation and reduction, elementary organic chemistry).

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Predict the compounds that form between elements from their positions in the periodic table.
  2. Write formulae for simple compounds.
  3. Balance chemical equations.
  4. Discuss the concept of acids and bases in terms of the Bronsted-Lowry theory and perform simple pH calculations.
  5. Predict and describe, with equations, precipitation reactions between solutions of a number of inorganic salts.
  6. Calculate the Empirical and Molecular Formulae of compounds.
  7. Perform calculations for volumetric analysis involving acid-base reactions.
  8. Identify elements undergoing oxidation and reduction and obtain the overall ionic equation for a redox reaction.
  9. Draw structural formulae for and name hydrocarbons, alcohols and carboxylic acids and perform chemical tests to identify unsaturated hydrocarbons.
  10. Present work at the appropriate academic standard.
  11. Demonstrate safe practice.


Principles of Chemistry

Paper code: CHEM501
Location: City Campus
Dates: 12 Nov – 7 Dec 2018
Times: TBC
Fees: $ 937
Apply by: Applications will close when paper is full.

Overview
Through studying this paper, you'll learn the fundamental principles of chemistry: Atoms and bonding, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, the states of matter, reaction rates, chemical equilibrium, thermodynamics, aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Describe the nature of atoms
  2. Use correct and appropriate knowledge of the language of chemistry
  3. Apply stoichiometry to chemical reactions
  4. Describe atomic energy levels
  5. Describe chemical bonding and molecular structure
  6. Discuss the properties of solids, liquids and gases
  7. Perform calculations using the principles of chemical thermodynamics
  8. Apply the rules of chemical equilibria
  9. Outline the factors affecting reaction kinetics
  10. Describe the chemistry of hydrocarbons, haloalkanes and aromatic compounds
  11. Present work at the appropriate academic standard
  12. Demonstrate safe practice


Microbiology

Paper code: MICR501
Location: City Campus
Dates: 9-24 Jan 2019
Times: 9.00-12.00pm & 1.00pm-3.00pm
Fees: $ 937
Apply by: Applications will close when paper is full.

Overview
This paper will give you an introduction to the classification, bacterial anatomy and physiology, cultivation, staining and identification of micro-organisms.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Discuss the diversity of the microbial world
  2. Discuss the bacteria
  3. Discuss the nutritional requirements of micro-organisms
  4. Discuss the physical requirements for growth
  5. Discuss the growth of micro-organisms
  6. Discuss the cultivation of micro-organisms
  7. Discuss the concepts involved in the control of micro-organisms
  8. Discuss how micro-organisms derive, maintain and utilise energy
  9. Discuss the fundamental concepts of microbial genetics
  10. Give a brief description of the other applications of the fundamental concepts of microbiology
  11. Demonstrate practical skills necessary in a microbiological laboratory
  12. Present work at the appropriate academic standard
  13. Demonstrate safe practice


Graphs R Us – Data Visualisation with R

Paper code: SCIE605
Location: City Campus
Dates: 26-27 & 29-30 Nov 2018
Times: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Fees: $937
Apply by: Applications will close when paper is full.

Overview

This paper empowers students to explore data graphically and to communicate research findings clearly and efficiently with compelling, publication-quality figures. To apply for this paper, you will be required to have some prior knowledge of Statistics. Contact us for more information

Current AUT studentNew to AUT


Introduction to Conversational Māori

Paper code: MAOR500
Location: All campuses
Dates: 12 Nov – 12 Dec (day classes) & 13 Nov – 13 Dec (night classes)
Times: See all available times
Fees: free
Apply by: 9/11/2018

Overview
Whether you'd like to connect with your whānau or simply want to learn more about one of New Zealand's official languages, this beginner's course will give you an excellent introduction to te reo Māori. This course has an emphasis on pronunciation, greetings and forms of language, in particular cultural contexts, and assumes no prior knowledge of the Māori language. This paper could count towards a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Māori Development in Māori Media for 2019.

See all available times

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in pronunciation
  2. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of Māori vocabulary
  3. Exchange personal information about yourself and your family in the Māori language
  4. Understand and use in speech and writing the grammatical and usage structures that correspond with the course resource
  5. Understand and practise whanaungatanga (relationship building)


Introduction to New Zealand History

Paper code: HIST500
Location: online
Dates: 12 Nov – 14 Dec 2018
Times: n/a (online paper)
Fees: $750
Apply by: 12/11/2018

Overview
Are you fascinated by New Zealand's past, or want to brush up on your historical knowledge? This paper will help you to develop your awareness and general knowledge of New Zealand's history, of major trends in the nation's development, and the emergence of a national identity. This paper could count towards a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Māori Development in Māori Media for 2019.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of history-based research methods
  • Demonstrate competence in academic writing
  • Display a knowledge of the main events in the formation of New Zealand's nationhood
  • Assess the importance of nineteenth-century European colonisation on the country
  • Demonstrate an awareness of New Zealand's changing national character


Te Tiriti O Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi

Paper code: HIST690
Location: online
Dates: 7 Jan – 8 Feb 2019
Times: n/a (online paper)
Fees: $765
Apply by: 7/1/2019

Overview
This paper is designed for anyone with an interest in the Treaty of Waitangi and related issues. It aims to give you a broad understanding of the main issues associated with the Treaty, regardless of your background or prior knowledge of this area. Online delivery gives you maximum flexibility, as well as enhanced one-on-one contact with Professor Paul Moon. This paper could count towards a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Māori Development in Māori Media for 2019.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

You'll learn about the texts of the Treaty and their various meanings. Differences between the Māori and English versions of the document will be considered, with a focus on some of the key words in both versions. You'll also learn about the the history and workings of the Waitangi Tribunal, and how the Treaty features in Government policy. There is a particular emphasis on evaluating the extent to which the Tribunal has satisfied Māori grievances arising from breaches of the Treaty by the Crown.

Finally, you'll get the opportunity to apply the principles of the Treaty specifically to your work environment.

  • Discuss and evaluate some of the aspects of the meaning of the Treaty of Waitangi, focusing on the terms used, and the differences in interpretation that exist
  • Outline of some of the British intentions for the Treaty
  • Discuss differences between the Maori and English versions of the Treaty
  • Construct an overview of Maori understandings of the Treaty in 1840
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the Waitangi Tribunal in satisfying Maori grievances arising from Crown breaches of the Treaty
  • Assess the effectiveness of the Fiscal Envelope as a means of effectively resolving Treaty claims
  • Determine the significance of the inclusion of Treaty principles in a piece of legislation
  • Discuss the principles of the Treaty and their application in organisations
  • Examine the relationship between the Treaty and equity issues


Our People, Our Stories: Contemporary New Zealand Oral Histories

Paper code: HIST692
Location: online
Dates: 7 Jan – 8 Feb 2019
Times: n/a (online paper)
Fees: $765
Apply by: 7/1/2019

Overview
This paper offers an introduction to the acquisition, curation, and publication of oral histories using digital-based platforms. The standard disciplines associated with collecting, evaluating, contextualising and editing oral histories will be applied and the material published in a digital form.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the ethical issues associated with gathering oral histories
  • Establish parameters and terms of reference for conducting interviews
  • Decide on the appropriate electronic media to be used to record the interviews
  • Apply necessary ethical procedures and secure required consents
  • Collect an oral history, produce a presentation of the material using a digital story-telling platform, combining podcasts, written material, sound recordings, and images
  • Apply appropriate referencing methods
  • Present the finished project


Nostalgia and Utopianism in New Zealand History

Paper code: HIST701
Location: online
Dates: 7 Jan – 8 Feb 2019
Times: n/a (online paper)
Fees: $765
Apply by: 7/1/2019

Overview
This paper aims to introduce you to theories of nostalgia and utopianism, and to enable you to examine how aspects of these concepts can be applied to various episodes in New Zealand history since the 1830s. You'll be able to select your own topics of exploration (with guidance), and will explore how theories of nostalgia and utopianism apply to actual historical examples.

Current AUT studentNew to AUT

  • Identify the key theorists and tenets of nostalgia and utopianism
  • Produce a literature review which explores and critiques aspects of these theories
  • Evaluate Popper’s arguments against utopianism
  • Formulate a knowledge of utopian movements in New Zealand history
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of nostalgia in perceptions of history
  • Analyse the social and political implications of nostalgia
  • Locate, summarise, and apply theories of utopianism and nostalgia to case studies


Paper fees are subject to change and are for domestic students only. For more information about fees, contact us.

Teaching methods

Summer School papers are adapted to a shorter time frame, but the subject content, learning outcomes and assessments are identical to our regular semester courses. This also means you're expected to study or complete activities outside of class time.

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If you’re a domestic student, you may be eligible to study fees-free at AUT Summer School. There are specific eligibility requirements, so ensure you check these before you apply.

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