Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is a university in New Zealand, formed on 1 January 2000 when a former technical college (originally established in 1895) was granted university status. It has five faculties across three campuses in Auckland: City, North, and South campuses, and an additional three specialist locations: AUT Millennium, Warkworth Radio Astronomical Observatory and AUT Centre for Refugee Education.
Auckland University of Technology (AUT) creates graduates who are world-ready, not just career ready. Curiosity, creativity, connection, and collaboration are the new global currency. That’s why they are at the core of AUT’s teaching philosophy to ensure its students thrive in this world of rapid technological change.
AUT is proudly and uniquely Kiwi with a firmly global perspective. Students share this outlook and ambition, whether they choose to go on to live in New Zealand or the 80 different countries its alumni now call home. With a dynamic and diverse staff and student population, comprehensive student support services, and world-class facilities and resources, AUT is committed to enabling students to achieve their aspirations.
AUT was founded as Auckland Technical School in 1895, offering evening classes only. Daytime classes began in 1906 and its name was changed to Auckland Technical College. In 1913 it was renamed Seddon Memorial Technical College. In the early 1960s educational reforms resulted in the separation of secondary and tertiary teaching; two educational establishments were formed; the tertiary (polytechnic) adopting the name Auckland Technical Institute (ATI) in 1963 and the secondary school continuing with the same name. For three years, they co-existed on the same site, but by 1964 the secondary school had moved to a new site in Western Springs and eventually became Western Springs College. In 1989 ATI became Auckland Institute of Technology (AIT), and the current name was adopted when university status was granted in 2000.
Sir Paul Reeves served as a university chancellor from 2005 until his death in 2011.
AUT has three campuses: City (in Auckland CBD), North and South, and the training institute, Millennium City and North campuses offer student accommodation. AUT runs a shuttle bus service between the three campuses.
Auckland University of Technology offers 250 bachelor’s degrees, graduate diplomas, master’s degrees, MBAs and PhDs across the following areas:
Faculty of Business and Law – Business
Faculty of Business and Law – Law
Faculty of Culture and Society – Education
• Education (BA)
• Education (Specialty Teaching)
Faculty of Culture and Society – Hospitality and Tourism
• Culinary Arts
• Event Management
• International Hospitality Management
• International Tourism Management
Faculty of Culture and Society – Language and Culture
• Chinese Studies
• Creative Writing
• English and New Media Studies
• International Studies
• Japanese Studies
• New Zealand Sign Language and Deaf Studies
Faculty of Culture and Society – Social Sciences and Public Policy
• Conflict Resolution
• Social Sciences
Most international students qualify for domestic fees for a Ph.D. study (US$4,680 per year).
A beautiful and safe place to live and study, Auckland was ranked third in the world in Mercer’s 2018 Quality of Living index. AUT is consistently ranked #1 in New Zealand for International Outlook, with over 5,400 international students from 150 countries (Times Higher Education 2018).
Offering a vibrant student life and a range of support services and facilities, it’s easy to get involved and make the most of your student experience. With 29,000 students, AUT is the second-largest university in New Zealand, and 89% of students would recommend the university to others. AUT offers the following:
• Student support services AUT offers some of the most comprehensive student services and support in New Zealand so you know you’ll be well looked after when you study here.
• Employability and career services The AUT Employability and Careers team helps you consider your career options and develop the skills you need to stand out to employers and become a highly employable graduate.
• Clubs and activities A wide range of clubs are available, from the Student Association to clubs focused on sports, entrepreneurship, investment, and more.
• Orientation is a great start to your student journey it will help prepare you for life and study at AUT.
• Graduation Experience the pride of receiving your qualification in person; ceremonies are held twice a year.
• International exchange opportunities Spend a semester or two at one of our partner universities on an international exchange.