AUT is a new kind of University, leading the way with its contemporary style of practice-based scholarship. The University has reinterpreted the character of the older universities, but retains at its core a close relationship between research and teaching. Around this we build our distinctive approach to teaching and learning – our focus on the application of knowledge. This makes AUT graduates highly responsive to the needs of the modern, fast-changing and multi-skilled work place. The University is the national leader in a wide range of programs and provides an outstanding environment of teaching and learning for its students. Our mission of fostering excellence, equity, and ethics in learning, teaching, research, and scholarship to serve its national and international communities reflects the outward looking vision of an exciting and modern university.
AUT has two well positioned campuses. The City Campus is situated in the heart of the central business district, in close proximity to shops, cinemas restaurants, and all forms of entertainment. Albert Park, a beautiful green oasis, is 5 minutes walk away. The North Shore Campus can be found across the Harbour Bridge on spacious grounds, with easy access to public transport and the beautiful North Shore beaches.
AUT University offers more than 250 programs through the Faculties of Business, Design and Creative Technologies, Health and Environmental Studies, Applied Humanities, and Te Ara Poutama (Maori Studies). Programs are offered in the following fields: Business: Accounting, Advertising, Business Economics, Commercial Law, eBusiness, Finance, Information Technology, International Business, Management, Marketing, Sales, Tourism, MBA Design & Creative Technologies: Communication Studies (Advertising Creativity, Communications & PR, Creative Industries, Journalism, (Multimedia, Digital Media, Radio Television), Art and Design (Spatial, Digital, Fashion, Graphic Design, Visual Arts) Engineering: Electro-Technology, Mechanical, Computer and Information Sciences Health & Environmental Studies: Health Sciences (Podiatry, Psychology, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Midwifery, Paramedic, Oral Health, Health Promotion, Applied Mental Health, Occupational Therapy) Applied Sciences (Chemistry, Mathematics, Microbiology, Aquaculture, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Human Anatomy & Physiology, And Medical Laboratory Sciences), Sport and Recreation (Exercise Science, Coaching, Outdoor Education, Physical Activity and Nutrition) Applied Humanities: Languages (Chinese, English, Japanese), Education (Early Childhood, Montessori – Early Childhood & Primary), Social Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism.
AUT is the fastest growing and now the third largest university in New Zealand!