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Summer is the perfect time to upskill, get ahead or get a taste of university with a single course at AUT. Take the opportunity over summer to experience our courses delivered by internationally renowned staff within our top-notch facilities or online (where available).

Most of the courses below are available to anyone interested in these single courses as well as to students already enrolled at AUT. Browse the listings below for more details on courses you can study this summer and information about how to apply.

Mahitahi Creative Practice

Students learn about and practise collaborative work in a wider context of their work futures that are underpinned by the guiding principles of tikanga (customary lore, practices and traditions) and matauranga Māori (Māori-knowledge of the world).

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: DIGD507
Course type: Elective course/Core course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $802.30
International fee: $3937.50

Timetable

21 November - 16 December 2022
Mon & Wed, 9-12pm plus online
City Campus

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Special Topic (current students only)

Students design, execute, and produce an individual project of either a theoretical or applied nature. The project will involve research, analysis, creative exploration, documentation, and will result in a resolved body of work.

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Course code: ARDN518
Course type: Core course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $862.60
International fee: $4525

Timetable

21 November - 16 December 2022
Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu, 9am-12pm
City Campus

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Special Topic (current students only)

Focuses on the negotiation and development of a project within the disciplines of art or design of either a theoretical or applied nature. The project will involve research, analysis, creative exploration, documentation, and will result in a resolved body of work.

Full course details

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Course code: ARDN635
Course type: Core course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $862.60
International fee: $4525

Timetable

21 November - 16 December 2022
Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu, 9am-12pm
City Campus

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Special Topic (current students only)

Focuses on the negotiation and development of a project within the disciplines of art or design of either a theoretical or applied nature. The project will involve research, analysis, creative exploration, documentation, and will result in a resolved body of work.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: ARDN718
Course type: Core course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $862.60
International fee: $4525

Timetable

21 November - 16 December 2022
Mon, Tue, Wed & Thu, 9am-12pm
City Campus

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Business Information Systems (for beginners)

Introduces key components of information systems (people, hardware, software, networks, data) and how these components are integrated and managed for business operations, decision making, collaboration, and competitive advantage.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: BSYS501
Course type: Elective course/Major course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $862.60
International fee: $3988

Timetable

21 November - 16 December 2022
Daily, 11.30am
Online

Assessment week: 19-23 December 2022

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Business Strategy

An introductory course that focuses on strategic thinking and the analysis of organisational and environmental situations in order to evolve and implement business plans. Students will learn the tools and frameworks to conduct industry and organisational analysis, formulate and evaluate strategic options, and consider strategic implementation.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: INTB605
Course type: Elective course/Major course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $862.60
International fee: $3988

Timetable

21 November - 16 December 2022
Tue & Thu, 9am-5pm, bi-weekly plus online
City Campus

Assessment week: 19-23 December 2022

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Corporate Finance

Provides students with a comprehensive understanding of both the theoretical principles and techniques in corporate finance and enables students to apply such principles and techniques in real-world business situations.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: FINA601
Course type: Elective course/Major course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $862.60
International fee: $3988

Timetable

21 November - 16 December 2022
Mon, Wed & Fri, 9am-12pm
City Campus

Assessment week: 19-23 December 2022

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Global Mobility

This course examines global mobility within an international and cross-cultural context. Students critically reflect on strategies driving internationalisation and the resultant organisational structures. International talent management, career models, human resource management (HRM) issues and practices for optimal and ethical organisational outcomes, future HRM trends and individual career management within a contemporary global labour market are explored. Aspects of international NGOs and international mobility are also studied ensuring that students develop a broad understanding of global mobility issues from MNE/profit and not for profit organisational perspectives.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: HRMG703
Course type: Elective course/Major course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $862.60
International fee: $3988

Timetable

21 November - 16 December 2022
Mon & Thu, 2-3pm
Online

Assessment week: 19-23 December 2022

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Human Resource Management

This course provides students with a conceptual and practical understanding of the importance of effective human resource management principles and practices.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: HRMG601
Course type: Elective course/Major course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $862.60
International fee: $3988

Timetable

21 November - 16 December 2022
Mon, 3-4pm, Wed & Fri, 1-2pm
Online

Assessment week: 19-23 December 2022

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Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation (for beginners)

This course helps students develop a broad understanding of the methods and skills needed for entrepreneurship and innovation and how these can be used to create new products, services, and ventures.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: ENTR501
Course type: Elective course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $862.60
International fee: $3988

Timetable

21 November - 16 December 2022
Tue & Thu, 9am-5pm (bi-weekly) plus an online component
City Campus

Assessment week: 19-23 December 2022

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Introduction to Finance (for beginners)

A review of the concepts, tools and techniques related to financial management. The focus is on time value of money, financial markets and financial instruments, the relationship between risk and return, and asset pricing.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: FINA501
Course type: Elective course/Major course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $862.60
International fee: $3988

Timetable

21 November - 16 December 2022
Mon, Wed & Fri, 9am-12pm
City Campus

Assessment week: 19-23 December 2022

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Managing and Organising (for beginners)

This course offers an introduction and exploration of the purpose, processes and practices of managing and organising. The basics of organisational culture, structure, functions, management thinking and behaviours are examined. Challenges for managers in a range of contexts are explored.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: MGMT501
Course type: Elective course/Major course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $862.60
International fee: $3988

Timetable

21 November - 16 December 2022
Mon, Wed & Fri, 1-4pm
City Campus

Assessment week: 19-23 December 2022

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Marketing Insights (for beginners)

An introduction to the fundamentals of marketing as a discipline that identifies customer needs and wants, determines which target markets the firm can serve best, and designs appropriate products, services, and communications tailored to these markets. It provides students with the foundations for customer focused value creation.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: MKTG501
Course type: Elective course/Major course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $862.60
International fee: $3988

Timetable

21 November - 16 December 2022
Mon, Wed & Fri, 1-4pm
City Campus and Online

Assessment week: 19-23 December 2022

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Personal Finance (for beginners)

Focuses on developing financial capability and understanding financial products that individuals and small business owners are exposed to. Develops core competencies in budgeting, managing debt, and savings and investments, and apply these competencies to real-world applications that have direct implications to the student

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: FINA605
Course type: Elective course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $862.60
International fee: $3988

Timetable

21 November - 16 December 2022
Mon, Wed & Fri, 1-4pm
Online

Assessment week: 19-23 December 2022

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Stress and Resiliance at Work

Examines stress and resilience at work and other organisational contexts, including theoretical and practitioner models. Students will critically evaluate the causes and consequences of stress and resilience. A range of approaches to managing stress and improving resilience at work are explored at different levels: individual, organisational, profession, industry, government and NGOs.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: MGMT705
Course type: Elective course/Major course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $862.60
International fee: $3988

Timetable

21 November - 16 December 2022
Tue, 11am - 12pm & Thu, 6-7pm (Final week: Tue & Fri)
Online

Assessment week: 19-23 December 2022

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Mahitahi Creative Practice

Students learn about and practise collaborative work in a wider context of their work futures that are underpinned by the guiding principles of tikanga (customary lore, practices and traditions) and matauranga Māori (Māori-knowledge of the world).

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: DIGD507
Course type: Elective course/Core course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $802.30
International fee: $3937.50

Timetable

21 November - 16 December 2022
Mon & Wed, 9-12pm plus online
City Campus

Apply now


Mahitahi Creative Practice

Students learn about and practise collaborative work in a wider context of their work futures that are underpinned by the guiding principles of tikanga (customary lore, practices and traditions) and matauranga Māori (Māori-knowledge of the world).

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: DIGD507
Course type: Elective course/Core course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $802.30
International fee: $3937.50

Timetable

21 November - 16 December 2022
Mon & Wed, 9-12pm plus online
City Campus

Apply now


Media Production Foundations

Students will gain the skills needed to construct effective and engaging stories by combining media forms using digital, technical and conceptual skills in media production.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: COMM516
Course type: Elective course/Core course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $862.60
International fee: $3976

Timetable

21 November - 16 December 2022
Mon, Wed & Fri, 1-4pm
City Campus

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Media, Technology and Society

Explores how mass communication, digital media technologies, and society interact in contemporary society. Students will focus on media organisations, industries and networks, media messages, and contemporary audiences.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: COMM513
Course type: Elective course/Core course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $802.30
International fee: $3938

Timetable

21 November - 16 December 2022
Mon, Wed & Fri, 9am-12pm
City Campus

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Engineering Maths I (current students only)

Gives the student an understanding of differential and integral calculus, and develops the ability to formulate and solve models of simple engineering and scientific systems.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: ENGE501
Course type: Core course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $862.60
International fee: $5300

Timetable

From 21 November 2022
Mon, Wed & Fri, 9-12pm & 1-3pm
City Campus

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Mahitahi Creative Practice

Students learn about and practise collaborative work in a wider context of their work futures that are underpinned by the guiding principles of tikanga (customary lore, practices and traditions) and matauranga Māori (Māori-knowledge of the world).

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: DIGD507
Course type: Elective course/Core course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $802.30
International fee: $3937.50

Timetable

21 November - 16 December 2022
Mon & Wed, 9-12pm plus online
City Campus

Apply now


Mathematics for Computing (current students only)

Provides an introduction to the mathematical and statistical concepts required for an understanding of the analysis of data and applications in computing. Topics include sets, functions, relations, matrix operations, probability, probability distributions and statistical measures.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: MATH503
Course type: Core course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $802.30
International fee: $4400

Timetable

From 21 November 2022
Mon, Wed & Fri, 9-12pm & 1-3pm
City Campus

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Programming Concepts and Techniques

An introduction to the basics of computer programming to equip students for a career in any branch of IT, the sciences, data analysis or engineering. The fundamentals of writing, designing and testing programs will be developed.

Full course details

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Course code: COMP500
Course type: Core course
Apply by: 18 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $862.60
International fee: $4400

Timetable

From 21 November 2022
Mon, Wed & Fri, 9-12pm & 1-3pm
City Campus

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Intercultural Competence

Provides a framework for development of capabilities and competencies to interact effectively with speakers of other languages and/or different cultures. Students will engage in a process of critical self-reflection, while starting to develop intercultural sensitivity and critical awareness and understanding of their own identity and worldview, by comparing and contrasting with those of others. As they explore the relationship between language and culture in experiential learning, students are able to appreciate the relationship between language and culture, and the repercussions of misunderstandings on intercultural interactions.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: CLSY502/90
Course type: Elective course
Apply by: 11 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $802.29
International fee: $3800

Timetable

14 November - 16 December 2022
Wed & Fri, 10am-2pm
City Campus

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Korean Language and Culture 1 (for beginners)

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.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: KORE500/92
Course type: Elective course
Apply by: 11 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $802.29
International fee: $3800

Timetable

14 November - 16 December 2022
Mon & Wed, 12-4pm
City Campus

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New Zealand Sign Language I (for beginners)

Students with little or no knowledge of NZSL will acquire competency in both production and comprehension of NZSL to communicate at a simple practical level. Students' understanding of the basic grammatical structures and functional language patterns will be developed, as well as skills for initial stage NZSL conversation.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: NZSL510/92
Course type: Elective course
Apply by: 11 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $802.29
International fee: $3800

Timetable

14 November - 16 December 2022
Mon & Wed, 9am-1pm
City Campus

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Introduction to Conversational Māori (for beginners)

An introduction to the Māori language with an emphasis on pronunciation, greetings and forms of language in particular cultural contexts. This course assumes no prior knowledge of the Māori language.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: MAOR500/90
Course type: Elective course
Apply by: 11 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $116.76
International fee: $1061.12* (inc GST) approx. (plus $150 enrolment fee if you are taking this as a Certificate of Proficiency)

Timetable

14 November - 16 December 2022
Tue & Thu, 4-8.30pm
North Campus

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Introduction to Conversational Māori (for beginners)

An introduction to the Māori language with an emphasis on pronunciation, greetings and forms of language in particular cultural contexts. This course assumes no prior knowledge of the Māori language.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: MAOR500/91
Course type: Elective course
Apply by: 11 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $116.76
International fee: $1061.12* (inc GST) approx. (plus $150 enrolment fee if you are taking this as a Certificate of Proficiency)

Timetable

14 November - 16 December 2022
Tue & Thu, 4-8.30pm
City Campus

Apply now


Introduction to Conversational Māori (for beginners)

An introduction to the Māori language with an emphasis on pronunciation, greetings and forms of language in particular cultural contexts. This course assumes no prior knowledge of the Māori language.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: MAOR500/92
Course type: Elective course
Apply by: 11 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $116.76
International fee: $1061.12* (inc GST) approx. (plus $150 enrolment fee if you are taking this as a Certificate of Proficiency)

Timetable

14 November - 16 December 2022
Mon & Wed, 10am-2.30pm
City Campus

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Introduction to New Zealand History

This course develops students' awareness and general knowledge of New Zealand's history, of major trends in the nation's development, and the emergence of a national identity.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: HIST500/90
Course type: Elective course
Apply by: 11 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $802.29
International fee: $3800

Timetable

14 November - 16 December 2022
Self directed learning
Online

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Nostalgia and Utopianism in New Zealand History

This course aims to introduce students to theories of nostalgia and utopianism, and to enable them to examine how aspects of these concepts can be applied to various episodes in New Zealand history since the 1830s. Students will be able to select their own topics of exploration (with guidance), and will explore how theories of nostalgia and utopianism apply to actual historical examples.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: HIST701/90
Course type: Elective course
Apply by: 11 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $802.29
International fee: $3800

Timetable

14 November - 16 December 2022
Self directed learning
Online

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Our People, Our Stories:  Contemporary New Zealand Oral Histories

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.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: HIST692/90
Course type: Elective course
Apply by: 11 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $802.29
International fee: $3800

Timetable

14 November - 16 December 2022
Self directed learning
Online

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Te Tiriti O Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi

The critical issues relevant to the Tiriti o Waitangi in both its historical and contemporary contexts are explored. Ākonga will be exposed to a range of social and political theories relevant to understanding contemporary Treaty issues. A particular focus will be the analysis and interpretation of the way in which Treaty can be applied to contemporary social, political and economic initiatives.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: HIST690/90
Course type: Elective course
Apply by: 11 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $802.29
International fee: $3800

Timetable

14 November - 16 December 2022
Self directed learning
Online

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The Holocaust: Its Causes, Character, and Legacy

A survey of the Holocaust, from its historic origins in European anti-Semitism, through to its implementation during the period of the Third Reich. The preconditions of the Holocaust in Europe, its subsequent implementation and scale, and recent historiographical issues relating to its enduring significance will be examined. A specific case study relating to the Holocaust will be developed, and used to examine the relevance of the Shoah in the contemporary world.

Full course details

Quick facts

Course code: HIST501/90
Course type: Elective course
Apply by: 11 Nov 2022
Domestic fee: $802.29
International fee: $3800

Timetable

14 November - 16 December 2022
Self directed learning
Online

Apply now


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Current AUT students

If you’re already studying at AUT, you can contact the Student Hub for any questions about enrolling in Summer School.

Phone: 0800 288 864
Email: studenthub@aut.ac.nz

New students

Our Future Student Advisors team can help you through the application process and answer any queries you may have.

Phone: 0800 AUT AUT (288 288)
Email: futurestudents@aut.ac.nz

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