Diploma in English Language

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Take your academic English studies to a higher, more critical level with the Diploma in English Language (DipEL). Throughout your studies you develop the linguistic, cultural and academic knowledge necessary to successfully study at degree level. This diploma includes a number of papers that can also be cross-credited to AUT's Bachelor of Arts English and New Media Studies major.

Programme code: AK3770
Level: 5
Points: 120
Duration: 1 year full time / Equivalent part time
Venue: City campus
Start date: 26 February 2018

AUT University encourages early application. These qualifications will remain open until all places have been filled.

Entry requirements

  • NCEA: 48 level 2 credits including eight level 1 credits in any one of Economics, Physical Education, Te Reo Māori, Te Reo Rangatira, or any language rich subjects from AUT's subject list or ESOL level 3 credits in reading and writing.
  • Interview may be required.

English language requirements
International students with IELTS — Academic: 5.5 overall with all bands 5 or higher.

Structure and content

Students graduating with the DipEL will not only receive a highly regarded qualification from AUT, but they will also have the linguistic, cultural and academic knowledge necessary for successful study at degree level.

This is due to the unique structure of the diploma that includes a number of degree level papers that can also be cross credited to AUT's Bachelor of Arts, English and New Media Studies major.


Part I

LSKL501 Writing and Referencing Skills
LSKL502 Reading and Research Skills
LSKL503 Listening and Note-Taking Skills
LSKL504 Oral Interaction and Presentation Skills

Part II (prerequisites: completion of Part I)

ENGL500 Contemporary Language Studies
ENGL501 Critical Media Studies
ENGL502 Reading New Zealand
ENGL503 A Pacific Reader
COMM570 Academic Communication

Last updated: 13-Dec-2017 3.43pm

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