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Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is New Zealand's youngest and fastest-growing university. More than 28,000 students are enrolled at AUT in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, studying at one of the university's three campuses. It is now the second largest university in New Zealand.

AUT's teaching is innovative and student-centred. Students are encouraged to collaborate, experiment and experience working life beyond the classroom. In addition to teaching, AUT has a strong focus on innovative research in areas such as biotechnology, artificial intelligence and nutrition.

Times Higher Education ranked AUT as one of the world's top 150 young universities, based on the quality of teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry input.

Study areas

Art & Design

Ranked in the top 100 art and design schools in the world, AUT is a good place to acquire the thinking and skills to ensure you develop a unique creative voice. Shared studio spaces, cutting-edge labs, experienced lecturers and industry contacts provide a stimulating environment to help you launch a career in the creative realm. Major study areas include: communication (formerly graphic) design, digital design, fashion design, product design, spatial design, textile design and visual arts.


AUT's School of Business is among an elite of 5% of business schools worldwide to be accredited by AACSB International. Study is informed by the latest business research and relevant industry examples, and the final year includes invaluable workplace experience.

Colab: creative technologies

Colab is a school of emerging technologies, a cutting-edge research institute and a creative industries network. Study programmes stretch across the traditional boundaries between creative arts, design, digital media, computing, engineering and entrepreneurship, bringing them together in one innovative, project-based learning environment.

Communication studies

Communications students learn to create the messages that shape our perceptions and reactions to the world. AUT provides them with the best foundation to launch their communications or media career, whether as journalists, communication managers, advertising professionals or TV producers.


AUT's School of Education offers courses for aspiring teachers from early childhood and primary to secondary teaching. Students gain sound academic knowledge and develop essential practical teaching skills.

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

AUT's programmes in engineering, computer and mathematical sciences offer students an opportunity to benefit from collaborative learning environments and valuable workplace experience with industry clients.

Health sciences

AUT's Health and Environmental Science is one of New Zealand's biggest health science providers, drawing on research and industry practice to prepare students for rewarding careers in health.

Hospitality, tourism and events management

 The School of Hospitality and Tourism boasts excellent education facilities including a modern dining restaurant. Students learn from the best and develop top level skills that open employment doors worldwide.


Located in the heart of Auckland, AUT Law School offers a distinctive, professionally-focused legal education designed to maximize the employment opportunities available to students once they graduate.


AUT's science programmes focus on scientific innovation and excellence that enables society to develop in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner.

Social sciences and public policy

Studying social sciences and public policy can open up a wide range of careers in many fields, from the private sector to education and government. Conflict resolution, criminology and psychology are among the disciplines that students may become familiar with.

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