Undergraduate science study options

AUT's undergraduate science qualifications prepare you for a rewarding science career, or postgraduate study and research. We make it easier to move from your studies to the working world by providing valuable opportunities to network with employers.

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Bachelor of Science

Science is about understanding our physical world and using this knowledge to make real-world changes.

Our degree constantly evolves to reflect the latest advancements in scientific knowledge – from New Zealand and overseas. Sustainability is an underlying theme in all our majors.

You'll have access to a range of facilities and equipment, giving you experiences mirroring the role of a working scientist. 

Bachelor of Science: degree outline

Majors in the Bachelor of Science

Computer and mathematical sciences majors you can study as part of your degree:


The School of Science offers competitive fee-only scholarships for the first year of the Bachelor of Science (one for every major). Some of these scholarships are for the full three years and are co-funded by external institutions like the Department of Conservation.

Scholarships and awards at AUT

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

This degree teaches skills in accurate observation, and in the collection, recording and interpretation of test results.

After you've completed the degree and fulfilled certain conditions stipulated by the New Zealand Medical Laboratory Science Board, you'll be able to register and practice as a medical laboratory scientist.

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Science

These qualifications offer current industry practitioners the opportunity to up-skill or change direction within their applied science careers. Examples include medical laboratory technologists who up-skill to become medical laboratory scientists, or health degree graduates transferring to anaesthetic technology.

Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Science

Conjoint degree: Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Business

This qualification combines a major from the Bachelor of Science and a relevant major from the Bachelor of Business. This gives you more career options and lets you apply your knowledge to different sectors. For example, if you study chemistry and marketing you'll be well prepared for a career in the marketing of chemical products.

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Business (conjoint)

Last updated: 09-Aug-2017 3.41pm

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