Students who successfully complete the full certificate (8 papers) will gain the equivalent of University Entrance (AES) and are eligible to be considered for entry to their preferred AUT bachelor’s degree.
Students who successfully complete four certificate papers over one semester of study may be allowed to progress directly into degree level study. This one semester pathway is only available to students that have completed year 13 at secondary school or have completed year 12 and had a 6 month ‘stand down’ period prior to commencing the Certificate.
You must have successfully completed secondary schooling to at least year 12, including:
English language requirements
If English or Maori is not your first language you are required to have an Academic IELTS score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each band. For more details, please read about our English Language Requirements.
Preference will be given to those that have 12 Level 2 credits in Mathematics and 8 Level 2 credits in language rich subjects (Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, History of Art, Media Studies, Social Studies).
Applicants will be required to come into AUT and take Diagnostic Tests.
Final selection will be made on the basis of your level of academic achievement and readiness to undertake tertiary level study.
You will complete one core paper: Academic Literacies. This paper is designed to develop your academic study skills including written and spoken communication, time management and information literacy.
There are two pathways: 1) Computing 2) Mathematics. Papers are selected for you by the programme leader based on the pathway you have chosen and your previous academic history.
LSKL401 Academic Literacies (15 points)
COMP400 Foundation Programming (15 points)
COMP401 Foundation Problem Solving (15 points)
LSKL403 Tertiary English and Critical Thinking (15 points)
MATH400 Foundation Mathematics (15 points)
MATH401 Foundation Algebra (15 points)
MATH402 Foundation Calculus (15 points)
PHYS400 Foundation Physics A (15 points)
PHYS401 Foundation Physics B (15 points)
STAT400 Foundation Statistics (15 points)
or any other paper relevant to the student's programme of study and approved by the programme leader.
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Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.
Click here to view programme structure and paper outlines.
Additional course information can also be found here.
On completion of this programme students will be prepared for study in the following bachelor's degrees in the School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences:
Last updated: 13-Dec-2017 3.45pm
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.