Additional Majors, Minors and Electives - papers offered by the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies

Many AUT bachelor’s degrees provide students with the option of studying an additional major, minor or elective papers from outside their chosen degree.  This allows students to pursue an area of interest from a wide range of subjects.

Additional Major – An additional major is an approved combination of 120 points from papers within a single subject area, with a minimum of 45 points at level 6 and 45 points at level 7.

Minor – A minor is 60 points from a single subject area, outside the student’s major with at least 15 points at level 7.

Elective
– An elective is a paper from outside of the student’s prescribed programme of study.

The tables below lists the Design and Creative Technologies subject areas and papers available to students as additional majors, minors and electives

Analytics

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
COMP723 Data Mining and Knowledge Engineering INFS601 S2
ENSE501
Programming for Engineering Applications

S1,S2
INFS601 Logical Database Design COMP500 or ENSE501 S1,S2
MATH500
Mathematical Concepts

S1,S2
MATH501
Differential and Integral Calculus

S1,S2
STAT500
Applied Statistics

S1,S2
STAT600
Probability
STAT500, COMP500, MATH501
S2
STAT601*
Statistical Methods
STAT500
S2
STAT603*
Forecasting
STAT500
S1
STAT700*
Applied Stochastic Models
STAT500, STAT600
S1
STAT701
Statistical Computing with SAS
STAT500
S2
STAT702*
Industrial and Business Analytics
STAT601
S1
*Must be included in major
Email bcis@aut.ac.nz and mundergt@aut.ac.nz

Applied Mathematics

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
ENSE501
Programming for Engineering Applications

S1, S2
MATH500
Mathematical Concepts
  S1, S2
MATH501
Differential and Integral Calculus

S1, S2
MATH502
Algebra and Discrete Mathematics

S1, S2
MATH601
Linear Algebra
MATH502
S1
MATH602*
Multivariate Calculus
MATH501
S1,S2
MATH603*
Differential Equations
MATH501
S2
MATH604
Mathematics of Finance
MATH501
S2
MATH700
Industrial and Financial Mathematics
MATH601, MATH604
S1
MATH703*
Numerical Analysis
MATH603
S2
MATH704*
Linear Partial Differential Equations
MATH602, MATH603
S2
STAT700
Applied Stochastic Models
STAT500, STAT600
S1
*Must be included in major
Email mundergt@aut.ac.nz

Astronomy

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
ASTR500
Introductory Astronomy

S1, S2
ASTR600 Computational Spherical Astronomy ASTR500, MATH501  S1
ASTR601 Astrophysics PHYS500 S2
ASTR700 Practical Astrophysics ASTR601 S1
ASTR701 Radio Astronomy ASTR601 S2
ASTR702 Frontiers of Astronomy ASTR601 S2
MATH500
Mathematical Concepts

S1, S2
MATH501
Differential and Integral Calculus

S1, S2
PHYS500
Physics I

S1, S2
PHYS600
Physics II
PHYS500, MATH501
S1
Email mundergt@aut.ac.nz

Cinematic Arts (available as a minor only)

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
ARDN501
The Listening Camera

S2
ARDN603
The Texture of Time 
ARDN501
S1
ARDN604
Cinematic Preproduction ARDN501
S2
ARDN701
Cinema Production and Postproduction 
ARDN603, ARDN604
S1
Email artbox@aut.ac.nz or call 09 921 9663

Computational Intelligence

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
COMP500
Programming 1

S1, S2
COMP503
Programming 2
COMP500
S1, S2
COMP606* Foundations of Information Science   S1
COMP610 Data Structures and Algorithms COMP503 or ENSE502, MATH502 S1, S2
COMP700 Text and Vision Intelligence S2
COMP701 Nature Inspired Computing   S1
COMP717* Artificial Intelligence   S1
COMP723* Data Mining and Knowledge Engineering INFS601 or INFS602 S2
INFS602 Physical Database Design COMP503, INFS601 S1, S2
MATH500
Mathematical Concepts

S1, S2
STAT500
Applied Statistics

S1, S2
STAT601*
Statistical Methods
STAT500
S2
*Must be included in major
Email bcis@aut.ac.nz

Computer Science

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
COMP604 Operating Systems COMP502, COMP503 or COMP610 S1, S2
COMP610* Data Structures and Algorithms COMP503 or ENSE502, MATH502 S1, S2
COMP611* Algorithm Design and Analysis COMP610 S2
COMP711* Theory of Computation COMP610 or MATH600 S2
COMP712* Programming Languages COMP603 or COMP610 S2
COMP713 Distributed and Mobile Systems COMP611 S1, S2
COMP717 Artificial Intelligence   S1
ENSE501
Programming for Engineering Applications

S1, S2
ENSE502
Object Oriented Applications

S1, S2
MATH500
Mathematical Concepts

S1, S2
MATH502
Algebra and Discrete Mathematics

S1, S2
MATH600
Logic and Discrete Structures
MATH502
S1
*Must be included in major
Email bcis@aut.ac.nz

Communication Studies (electives)

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
CIND600
Contextualising Creative Industries

S1
CIND601
Organising Creative Work

S2
CIND701
Creative Organisations and Social Identity

S2
CIND702
Cultural Policy Analysis

S1
CIND704
Organising Creative People

S1
CIND706
Creative Marketplace

S1
CIND707
The Film Industries

S2
COMM503
Principles of Writing

S2
COMM507
Performance Communication

S2
COMM511
Introduction to Popular Culture

S2
COMM704
Promotional Culture

S2
COMM705
The Music Industries

S2
COMM709
Persuasive Communication

S2
COMM710
Performance for Camera

S2
DIGM603
Visual Communication

S1
DIGM706
Digital Audio Production

S2
JOUR501
Principles of Journalism

S2
JOUR703
Data Journalism
JOUR601
S2
JOUR707
Photo Journalism

S2
PUBL600
Public Relations Writing

S2
PUBL601
Public Relations Communication

S1
PUBL700
Communications in a Business Environment

S1
PUBL705
People and Organisations

S2
PUBL706
Sponsorship and Promotion

S2
RADC501
Audio Production Techniques

S2
RADC601
Radio Production I

S1
RADC704
Radio and Society

S1
TVSP501
Screen Narrative Production

S2
TVSP601
Screen Production: Non-Fiction

S1
TVSP602
Studio Production

S2
Email bcsqueries@aut.ac.nz or call 09 921 9999 extension 8901

Contemporary Pacific (available as a minor only)

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
ARDN514
Pattern Systems
  S2
ARDN629
Movement Systems
ARDN514 S1
ARDN630
Spatial Systems
ARDN514 S2
ARDN714
Thought and Practice ARDN629, ARDN630 S1
Email artbox@aut.ac.nz or call 09 921 9663

Creative Entrepreneurship (available as a minor only)

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
ARDN502
Introduction to Business for Art and Design

S2
ARDN702
Creative Entrepreneurial Project ENTR501, MARS501
S1
ENTR501
Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation

S2
MARS501
Marketing, Advertising, Retailing, Sales: Positioning in an Omni Environment   S1
Email artbox@aut.ac.nz or call 09 921 9663

Creative Sound Design (available as a minor only)

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
ARDN503
Creative Sound Design I

S2
ARDN605
Creative Sound Design II
ARDN503 S1
ARDN606
Creative Sound Design: Spatialising Sound
ARND503
S2
ARDN703
Creative Sound Design Project
ARDN605, ARDN606
S1
Email artbox@aut.ac.nz or call 09 921 9663

Creative Technologies (available as a minor only)

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
COMP570 Programming for Creativity   S1
COMP770 Virtual and Immersive Environments   S1
COMP771 Intelligent Agents and Environments   S2
CTEC500
Integrative Practice

S2
CTEC502
Introduction to the Creative Technologies
S1
CTEC600
Transdisciplinary Inquiry

S1
CTEC601
Synthetic Realities

S1
CTEC602   
Interactive Technology and Systems

S1
CTEC603
Digital Fabrication

S1
CTEC605
Creative Audio

S2
CTEC700
Space, Image and Sound

S2
CTEC703
Interaction and Play

S2
CTEC704
Transmedia Narratives

S1
CTEC705
Creative Workflows

S1
ENEL599
Physical Computing
  S2
ENTR680
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  S2
Email bct@aut.ac.nz

Design for Sustainability (available as a minor only)

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
ARDN504 Introduction to Sustainability

S2
ARDN607
Design and Society
ARDN504
S1
ARDN608
Design and Ecology
ARDN504
S2
ARDN704   
Applied Sustainable Design Project
ARDN607, ARDN608
S1
Email artbox@aut.ac.nz or call 09 921 9663

Design Thinking

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
DESN500*
Design for Business

S1, S2
DESN600*
Design Thinking Processes

S1, S2
DESN601 Design Management
DESN500
S1, S2
DESN602
Visual Communication in Business

S1, S2
DESN603
Activating Creativity
  S1, S2
DESN700 Service Design
DESN600
S1, S2
DESN701**
Design Collaboration
DESN600 S1, S2
DESN702
Design and Innovation for Sustainability
DESN600 S1, S2
DESN703
Breakthrough Thinking
DESN603
S2
DESN704
Design Futures
DESN600 S2
*Must be included in major and minor
**Must be included in major
Email artbox@aut.ac.nz or call 09 921 9663

Digital Fabrication (available as a minor only)

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
ARDN505   
Digital Fabrication I: 2D to 3D   

S2
ARDN609
Digital Fabrication II: 3D Digital Modelling
ARDN505
S1
ARDN610
Digital Fabrication III: Additive Manufacturing
ARDN505
S2
ARDN705 Digital Fabrication Project
ARDN609, ARDN610
S1
Email artbox@aut.ac.nz or call 09 921 9663

Digital Media (available as a minor only)

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
DIGM601
Moving Image Production I
DIGM603 (Pre or Co)
S2
DIGM602
Interactive Media Production I
DIGM603 (Pre or Co)
S1
DIGM603
Visual Communication

S1
DIGM701
Moving Image Production II
DIGM601
S1
DIGM702
Interactive Media Production II
DIGM602
S2
DIGM703
3D Modelling and Animation I

S1
DIGM704
3D Modelling and Animation II
DIGM703
S2
DIGM706
Digital Audio Production

S2
DIGM707
Web Media Production I
DIGM603 (Pre or Co)
S1
DIGM708
Web Media Production II
DIGM707
S2
DIGM709
Advanced Digital Video
DIGM601
S2
DIGM710
Digital Media Praxis
DIGM603 and one of DIGM601, DIGM602
 
*Must be included in minor
Email bcsqueries@aut.ac.nz or call 09 921 9999 extension 8901
 

Experimental Surface Design (available as a minor only)

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
ARDN517
Experimental Surface Design I

S2
ARDN633
Experimental Surface Design II
TEXD506 or ARDN517
S1
ARDN634
Experimental Surface Design III
TEXD506 or ARDN517
S2
ARDN717
Experimental Surface Design IV
(TEXD605 and TEXD606) or (ARDN633ARDN634)
S1
Email artbox@aut.ac.nz or call 09 921 9663

Game and Play Design (available as a minor only)

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
ARDN506
Introduction to Game and Play Design

S2
ARDN611
Contexts of Game and Play
ARDN506   
S1
ARDN612
Game and Play Development Methodology   
ARDN506
S2
ARDN706
Game and Play Design Project
ARDN611, ARDN612 

S1
Email artbox@aut.ac.nz or call 09 921 9663

IT Service Science

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
COMP500
Programming 1

S1, S2
COMP502
Foundations of IT Infrastructure

S1, S2
COMP503
Programming 2
COMP500
S1, S2
ENEL504
Computer Network Principles


COMP601*
IT Service Provision

S1, S2
COMP607
Information Security Technologies
ENEL504
S1, S2
COMP609
Network and System Administration
ENEL504 or COMP500
S1
COMP718
Information Security Management

S1, S2
INFS603* Needs Analysis Acquisition and Training   S1, S2
INFS701*
IT Strategy and Control

S2
INFS702*
IT Service Management
COMP601
S1, S2
INFS703
Contemporary Information Systems
  S1, S2
MATH500 Mathematical Concepts   S1, S2
*Must be included in major
Email bcis@aut.ac.nz

Motion Capture (available as a minor only)

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
DIGD506
Motion Capture I

S2
DIGD605   
Motion Capture II
DIGD506
S1
DIGD606   
Motion Capture Live
DIGD506
S2
DIGD707
Motion Capture Project
DIGD605, DIGD606
S1
Email artbox@aut.ac.nz or call 09 921 9663

Networks and Security

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
COMP500 Programming 1   S1, S2
COMP502
Foundations of IT Infrastructure

S1, S2
COMP503
Programming 2
COMP500
S1, S2
COMP604
Operating Systems
COMP502, COMP503, or COMP610
S1
COMP609*
Network and System Administration
ENEL504 or MATH500
S1
COMP713 Distributed and Mobile Systems COMP611 S1, S2
COMP714*
Advanced Network Technologies
COMP609
S2
COMP715*
Network Security
COMP605 or ENEL611
S1, S2
COMP718 Information Security Management
S1, S2
ENEL504
Computer Network Principles
  S1, S2
ENEL611*
Computer Network Applications
  S1, S2
INFS602 Physical Database Design COMP503, INFS601 S1, S2
MATH500 Mathematical Concepts
  S1, S2
*Must be taken as part of the major
Email bcis@aut.ac.nz

 

Photographic Practice (available as a minor only)

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
ARDN516
The Image

S2
ARDN631
The Lucid Image
ARDN516
S1
ARDN632
The Manipulated Image
ARDN516 S2
ARDN716
The Directed Image
ARDN631, ARDN632
S1
Email artbox@aut.ac.nz or call 09 921 9663

Public Relations (available as a minor only)

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
COMM709
Persuasive Communication
  S2
PUBL600
Public Relations Writing
  S2
PUBL601
Public Relations Communication

S1
PUBL700
Communication in a Business Environment

S1
PUBL702
Reputation Management
PUBL601 (Pre or Co)
S1
PUBL705
People and Organisations
  S2
PUBL706
Sponsorship and Promotion 
  S2
*Must be taken as part of the minor
Email bcsqueries@aut.ac.nz or call 09 921 9999 extension 8901

Software Development

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
COMP500
Programming 1

S1, S2
COMP503
Programming 2
COMP500
S1, S2
COMP602* Software Development Practice COMP603 or COMP610;
co-req: COMP600
S1, S2
COMP603* Programme Design and Construction COMP503; co-req:INFS600 S1, S2
COMP604 Operating Systems COMP502, COMP503 or COMP610 S1, S2
COMP713 Distributed and Mobile Systems COMP611 S1, S2
COMP719 Applied Human Computer Interaction   S1, S2
COMP721 Web Development COMP603 S1
ENSE701 Software Engineering COMP603 or COMP610 S1
INFS602 Physical Database Design COMP503, INFS601 S1, S2
MATH500
Mathematical Concepts

S1, S2
MATH502
Algebra and Discrete Mathematics

S1, S2
*Must be taken as part of the major
Email bcis@aut.ac.nz

Temporary Practices / Temporary Publics (available as a minor only)

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
ARDN511
The Traveller: Site-Related Practices

S2
ARDN621
The Collaborator; Participatory Practices
ARDN511   
S1
ARDN622
The Distributor; Publication Practices
ARDN511
S2
ARDN711
The Event, Collaborative Practices
ARDN621, ARDN622
S1
Email artbox@aut.ac.nz or call 09 921 9663

Urban Practices (available as a minor only)

Paper No. Paper Name Pre/Co-requisite Semester Taught
ARDN512
Encountering the Urban

S2
ARDN623
Urban Ecologies
ARDN512
S1
ARDN624   
The Urban Imagined
ARDN512
S2
ARDN712 Urban Strategies and Interventions
ARDN623, ARDN624
S1
Email artbox@aut.ac.nz or call 09 921 9663

Visualising Information (available as a minor only)

Paper No.
Paper Name
Pre/Co-requisite
Semester Taught
ARDN513
Conceptualising Visual Information

S2
ARDN625
Exploring Visual Information I
ARDN513
S1
ARDN626
Exploring Visual Information II
ARDN513 S2
ARDN713
Visualising Information Project
ARDN625, ARDN626
S1
Email artbox@aut.ac.nz or call 09 921 9663

Last updated: 13-Feb-2018 5.14pm

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