Degree progression requirements

For Certificate in Foundation Studies students applying for entry to AUT in 2022

All AUT undergraduate degree offers require the following minimum University Entrance (UE) marks from the Certificate in Foundation Studies: eight papers (each with a pass rate of 50%)

  • four compulsory papers (English I and II, Culture & Society, Tertiary Study Skills), and
  • four optional academic papers.
Undergraduate Course Minimum University Entrance Marks (Out of 400) For Four Academic Papers Semester Intake Course Length (Years) Additional Requirements Minimum English Language Requirements
Bachelor of Arts (Chinese Studies, Conflict Resolution, Creative Writing, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Economics, Education, English and New Media Studies, Event Management, International Studies, Japanese Studies, Māori Development, New Zealand Sign Language and Deaf Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences) 200 March and July 3   English II (65% minimum), or IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5), or equivalent #
Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (Hospitality Enterprise, Hospitality Management) 200 March and July 3   English II (65% minimum), or IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5), or equivalent #
Bachelor of International Tourism Management (Sustainable Tourism Management, Travel Management) 200 March and July 3   English II (65% minimum), or IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5), or equivalent #
Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting, NZSL–English Interpreting) 200 March and July (NZSL March Only) 3 Interview, listening test and writing test English II (65% minimum) and IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in Speaking and Writing and a minimum of 6.5 in Reading and Listening
Bachelor of Education [Specialty] Teaching (Early Childhood, Primary) (Available at North and South campuses) 200 March and July 3 Police clearance, referee reports, disclosure form/ personal declaration, interview, literacy and numeracy assessments. Must meet the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand requirements. English II (65% minimum) and IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in all bands
Undergraduate Course Minimum University Entrance Marks (Out of 400) For Four Academic Papers Semester Intake Course Length (Years) Additional Requirements Minimum English Language Requirements
Bachelor of Business (Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management and Employment Relations, Information Systems, International Business and Strategy, Management; Marketing, Advertising, Retailing and Sales) 200 March and July 3   English II (65% minimum), or IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5), or equivalent #
Bachelor of Laws 200 March 4   English II (65% minimum), or IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5), or equivalent #
Undergraduate Course Minimum University Entrance Marks (Out of 400) For Four Academic Papers Semester Intake Course Length (Years) Additional Requirements Minimum English Language Requirements
Bachelor of Architecture and Future Environments 240 March 3 Portfolio of creative works English II (65% minimum), or IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5), or equivalent #
Bachelor of Communication Studies (Advertising and Brand Creativity, Digital Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Radio and Audio Media, Screen Production) 260 March 3   English II (65% minimum), or IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5), or equivalent #
Bachelor of Creative Technologies 240 March 3 An average of 70% or higher in any two subjects English II (65% minimum), or IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5), or equivalent #
Bachelor of Design (Communication Design, Digital Design, Fashion Design, Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Spatial Design) 240 March 3 Portfolio English II (65% minimum), or IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5), or equivalent #
Bachelor of Visual Arts 240 March 3 Portfolio English II (65% minimum), or IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5), or equivalent #
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) 200 March and July 3 Must have passed Algebra and Statistics English II (65% minimum), or IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5), or equivalent #
Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (Data Science, Digital Services, Networks and Cybersecurity, Software Development) 200 March and July 3 Must have passed Algebra and  Statistics  English II (65% minimum), or IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5), or equivalent #
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Architectural Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Software Engineering) 300 March and July 4 Must achieve a minimum of 65% of Algebra and Statistics English II (65% minimum), or IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5), or equivalent #
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering) 240 March and July 3 Must have passed Algebra, and Statistics English II (65% minimum), or IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5), or equivalent #
Undergraduate Course Minimum University Entrance Marks (Out of 400) For Four Academic Papers Semester Intake Course Length (Years) Additional Requirements Minimum English Language Requirements
Bachelor of Health Science** ^^ 200 March and July 3 Must be capable of meeting Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements, including police vetting and referee reports English II (65% minimum), or IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5), or equivalent #
Bachelor of Health Science (Case Management, Counselling, Health Administration, Public and Environmental Health)** ^^ 200 March 3 Must be capable of meeting Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements, including police vetting and referee reports English II (65% minimum), or IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5), or equivalent #
Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) ∞ ^^ 275 March and July 3 Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements, including police vetting, immunisation screening and referee reports. At least one subject from Biology, Chemistry, Algebra, Statistics English II (65% minimum) and IELTS 6.5 overall with no band below 6.5
Bachelor of Health Science (Psychology)** ^^ 200 March 3 Must be capable of meeting Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements, including police vetting and referee reports English II (65% minimum), or IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5), or equivalent #
Bachelor of Health Science (Midwifery)* ∞ ^^ 275 March 4 Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements, including police vetting, immunisation screening and referee reports, at least one subject from Biology, Chemistry, Algebra, Statistics English II (65% minimum) and IELTS 7.0 overall with Writing and Reading not less than 6.5 and Listening and Speaking not less than 7.0
Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing)* ∞ ^^ 275 March and July 3 Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements, including police vetting, immunisation screening and referee reports. At least one subject from Biology, Chemistry, Algebra, Statistics English II (65% minimum) and IELTS 6.5 overall with no band below 6.5
Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy, Podiatry)* ∞ ^^ 275 March 3 Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements, including police vetting, immunisation screening and referee reports English II (65% minimum) and IELTS 7.0 overall with no band below 6.5
Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy)* ∞ ^^ 275 March 4 Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements, including police vetting, immunisation screening and referee reports English II (65% minimum) and IELTS 7.0 overall with no band below 6.5
Bachelor of Health Science (Oral Health)* ∞ ^^ 275 March 3 Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements, including police vetting, immunisation screening and referee reports. At least one subject from Biology, Chemistry, Algebra, Statistics English II (65% minimum) and IELTS 7.0 overall with no band below 6.5
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science* ∞ 200 March 4 Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) requirements, including police vetting and immunisation screening. Must study one mathematics subject, Chemistry, Biology English II (65% minimum) and IELTS 6.5 overall with no band below 6.0
Bachelor of Science (Applied Conservation, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Food Safety, Food Science, Geospatial Science, Health Protection, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Psychology, Geoscience, Molecular Genetics) 200 March and July 3 Preference given to students who have studied at least two science subjects English II (65% minimum), or IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5), or equivalent #
Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (Coaching, Health and Physical Education, Exercise Science and Nutrition, Management, Outdoor Education, Sport and Exercise Science) 200 March and July 3 Must be capable of meeting Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements, including police vetting and referee reports English II (65% minimum), or IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5), or equivalent #

* The professional body (Registration Board) may impose additional requirements at registration. The requirements detailed in the current AUT Calendar take precedence if different from those on this page.

** Students enrolled in these degrees may apply for a limited number of places that might be available in named clinical degrees.

^^ From 2022, all offers for health science degrees will be made into the standard Bachelor of Health Science. There will be no more offers directly into any of the individual degrees or majors (e.g. nursing, counselling). All students do the same first semester and during that semester, they find out more about the different options within health, number of places available and criteria needed to apply for their chosen majors and degree.

∞ Limited places. Successful completion of the Certificate in Foundation Studies does not guarantee entry into these degrees.

# Students who gain an English II grade of C- to C+ may submit an IELTS (Academic) score for proramme entry. The required score for each programme is listed in the current AUT Calendar. Students who achieve B- in English II are deemed to have met the English language entry of 6.0, while B or higher is deemed equivalent to a minimum IELTS 6.5. Students who achieve less than the stipulated grade in English II are required to present an IELTS score in addition to a C pass (C- to C+) in this subject.

Academic advisers can provide further advice on papers most likely to provide the best foundation for selected degrees. ‘Academic papers’ refers to the four subjects taken in addition to Tertiary Study Skills, Culture & Society, English I and II in the Foundation Studies programme. Students must complete the full requirements of 120 points, and gain C- passes or higher in all subjects to be awarded University Entrance (UE) and the Certificate.

A = Excellent:
B = Very Good:
C = Pass:
D = Fail

A+ = 90%,
B+ = 75-79%,
C+ = 60-64%,

A = 85-89%
B = 70-74%,
C = 55-59%,

A- = 80-84%
B- = 65-69%
C- = 50-54%

Automatic admission to the degrees listed requires the minimum marks (where stipulated) and approval of published additional requirements, in addition to completion of the Certificate in Foundation Studies. The above information is correct at time of printing and is subject to change.