Postgraduate Certificate in Science

button for easy access to information about this qualificationThis coursework-based qualification include papers from the Master of Science. Graduates may progress to further study at master's level.

Quick facts

Programme code: AK1039
Level: 8
Points: 60
Duration: 6 months full-time/ 1 year part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 26 February and 16 July 2018

AUT encourages early application. There are limited places available. Late applications will be accepted if the programme is not full. Applicants will normally be selected on the basis of their level of academic achievement and may be required to attend a selection interview.

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted to the Postgraduate Certificate in Science an applicant must have completed the following or equivalent:

  • Bachelor of Science or
  • Graduate Diploma in Science or
  • A relevant professional qualification or professional experience approved by the dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
Guidelines to entry


You will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in some of the following areas: Applied Mathematics, Analytics, Applied Probability, Astronomy and Mathematics Education. Other postgraduate papers are available subject to timetabling and minimum numbers. Please contact the Programme Leader for further information.

SELECT 60 points from the following:
COMP807 Algorithms, Graphs and Combinatorics (15 points)
COMP808 Logic, Games and Automata (15 points)
COMP811 Research Methods (15 points)
COMP826 Mobile System Development (15 points)
COMP827 Advanced Computer Graphics (15 points)
COMP835 Server System Development (15 points)
COMP840 Specialist Topic A* (15 points)
COMP841 Specialist Topic B* (15 points)
MATH800 Advanced Topics in Applied Mathematics (15 points)
MATH802 Financial Mathematics (15 points)
MATH803 Mathematical Modelling and Simulation (15 points)
MATH804 Financial Models and Decision Analysis (15 points)
MATH805 Advanced Numerical Analysis (15 points)
PHIL800 Philosophy of Computing Technology (15 points)
STAT800 Stochastic Modelling (15 points)
STAT801 Multivariate Analysis (15 points)
STAT802 Advanced Topics in Analytics (15 points)
STAT803 Official Statistics (15 points)
STAT804 Optimisation and Operation Research (15 points)
Or any other postgraduate papers (30 points) with the approval of the programme leader

*Enrolment subject to approval of the programme leader.

NB: Applicants transferring to the AUT Master of Science must meet a minimum B grade average prior to commencing the thesis paper MATH989.

Postgraduate Certificate in Science

Click here to view programme structure and paper outlines.

Additional course information can also be found here.

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers (not all papers listed above will be open for enrolment in a given year). 

Please contact the Programme Administrator for programme information and availability of papers.  

Last updated: 13-Dec-2017 3.50pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.