Design, Business, Maori Studies, Engineering, Tourism, Media & Communication

AUT University
Auckland, New Zealand
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Design, Business, Maori Studies, Engineering, Tourism, Media & Communication

  • Location

    Auckland

  • Host University

    AUT University

    AUT’s modern city campus is made up of high-rise buildings in Auckland’s Central Business District, allowing for ideal access to all the entertainment, shopping, and dining the city has to offer. AUT features two other campuses, both linked to the city campus by AUT shuttle buses, providing an easy way to get between classes and facilities. AUT is New Zealand's most contemporary university, with innovative approaches to teaching, learning, and research. AUT centers around hands-on, practical learning and has developed a reputation for excelling in Maori cultural studies, media studies, engineering and design, as well as hospitality and tourism, among many other areas. In addition, AUT supports three ISA study abroad students with $1,000 NZD awards each year. The award is credited to the student's overall program balance with ISA.

  • Term

    Fall 1 2019

  • Program Dates

    Jul 02, 2019 - Nov 09, 2019

  • Program Length

    Semester

  • Application Deadline

    Apr 10, 2019

  • Credit

    60 Credit Points

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $13,950

  • This session is in progress and is no longer accepting applications.

Program Description

Housing is not included in the price above. For more information on housing options and prices, please refer to the housing section. 

As New Zealand’s newest and fastest growing university, the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) features innovative approaches to teaching, learning, and research. Courses are available in a variety of fields, however engineering; communications, media and journalism; maori studies; sport and recreation; tourism and design are highlights of the program. Courses are conducted through AUT and taught in English by host university professors. You will enroll in courses alongside New Zealand and international students.

You also have the unique opportunity to experience Maori culture through specialized courses from Te Ara Poutama, the Faulty of Maori and Indigenous Development, and take part in a cultural weekend experience. Additionally, a for-credit internship is available in most fields for an additional fee of $575. Every student who attends AUT begins the program with a four day/ three night Bridging Cultures Orientation Program in exciting Auckland and Rotorua - click on excursions to learn more.

Semester + Semester Programs Available: Students may participate in the Spring + Fall OR the Fall + Spring sessions of this program by selecting their two semesters of interest when submitting the initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your Auckland Site Specialist.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

You must have a minimum of two semesters completed at a four-year university at the time of participation. Some exceptions may apply, please contact the Program Manager for more information.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

Credit Points

60

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12 - 16

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

18 - 24

Academic Information

  • Sample Courses and Syllabi
    The courses listed below are only a sampling of courses available; please click the "Complete University Course Catalog Listing" link for the full Course Handbook. Requests for syllabi can be made to the Site Specialist.​​​​​​​
  • Credit Conversion
    • 1 AUT University course = 15 credit points = 3-4 US credits (4-6 US quarter credits)
    • Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student’s home university. 
  • Study-Internship Option
    Students studying at AUT have the opportunity to include an internship in their course of study. The internship is approximately equivalent to two semester credits (30 AUT credit points) and is taken with two mainstream AUT courses. Placements are available in most fields, depending on students' prior study and experience. Students spend 15 to 20 hours per week at their work placement and complete assignments related to their work placement. For further information, see the study abroad internship section of the AUT website.
    • The study/intern combination program includes a $575 placement fee in addition to the program price.
    • Additional application materials and early deadlines apply to the study-internship option.
  • Course Level Recommendations
    ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the Auckland University of Technology paper (course) codes. The third digit of the paper code represents the level of the paper: level 5 papers are at the first-year level, level 6 and level 7 papers are more advanced and specialized. Papers classified as level 6 and level 7 are recommended as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
  • Online Courses
    ISA does not recommend that students sign up for online courses through their host university. If enrolling in an online course is necessary for you to meet your degree requirements, you may only enroll in one online class. It is your responsibility to confirm with your home university that you will receive credit for online courses taken through your host university.
  • Transcript
    The transcript from the AUT University will reflect Credit Points for each course listed below.  Please be in touch with your U.S. University regarding credit transfer for this program.

Perform a General Search in the Course Catalog by typing in a keyword into the search bar.

Understanding the course handbook:
- AUT recently transitioned from all number course codes (ex. 366602) to course codes with a combination of letters and numbers (ex. ACCCT603). At this point all course codes should be a combination of letters and numbers, so if you search for a course and there are two options - one with a code of all numbers and one with a combination of letters and numbers, please use the course code with letters and numbers. Any course codes that are just numbers are not longer relevant.
- EX. management accounting comes up as 366602 OR ACCT603. Please use ACCT603!
- You are only permitted to enroll in courses of levels 500-700!! You may not enroll in anything above or below levels 500-700 as these are either foundation courses or graduate level.
- Select the course and check the timetable for the appropriate semester.
- Semester 1 = U.S. Spring (February - June)
- Semester 2 - U.S. Fall (June/July - November)
- For all courses, please click on the + symbol under Expand to see requisite details to see any prerequisites.
- Course level equivalences per AUT
Level 5 = Freshman/Sophomore status
Level 6 = Junior status
Level 7 = Senior status

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Courses

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Additional Course Options to the Sampling Below
Course Options
15 Credit Points
Applied Science
Computer and Mathematical Sciences
15 Credit Points
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Linear Algebra
MATH601
15 Credit Points
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Probability
STAT600
15 Credit Points
Programming II
COMP503
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Web Development
COMP721
15 Credit Points
Physics
Physics 1
PHYS500
15 Credit Points
Sciences
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Astrophysics
ASTR601
15 Credit Points
15 Scotcat Credits
Biophysics
SCIE503
15 Credit Points
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Business
Business
15 Credit Points
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Contact Hours
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15 Contact Hours
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Economics
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
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Macroeconomics
ECON602
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Microeconomics
ECON601
15 Credit Points
Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
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Management
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
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15 Scotcat Credits
15 Credit Points
Communications Studies
Communication, Media and Design Studies
15 Credit Points
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Contact Hours
15 Credit Points
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iCommunicate
COMM600
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Contact Hours
iReflect
COMM610
15 Credit Points
iWrite
COMM500
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Photography
ARDN636
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
30 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Computer and Information Sciences
Misc. Department
15 Credit Points
Education
Education
15 Credit Points
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Engineering
Engineering Technology
15 Credit Points
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Fluid Mechanics
ENME604
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
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Health Science
Misc. Department
15 Credit Points
Languages
International Studies
15 Credit Points
Language and Culture
15 Credit Points
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Contact Hours
iResearch
COMM700
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Kanji 1
JAPA603
15 Credit Points
New Literatures
ENGL701
15 Credit Points
Popular Genres
ENGL602
15 Credit Points
Public Policy
POLS682
15 Credit Points
Spanish 1A
SPAN501
15 Credit Points
Spanish 1B
SPAN502
15 Credit Points
Spanish 2B
SPAN602
15 Credit Points
30 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Mathematics
Mathematics
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Social Science
Criminology
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Humanities and Social Sciences
15 Credit Points
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15 Credit Points
Sports and Recreation
Health, Exercise Science & Physical Education Studies
Culinary Values
CULN601
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Food Technology
FOOD603
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Contact Hours
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Study-Internship Option
Study-Internship Option
30 Credits
15 - 20 Contact Hours
Tourism
Hospitality, Tourism and Events
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Event Planning
EVNT601
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Gastronomy
GAST601
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
15 Credit Points
Course Disclaimer
  • Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Shaina MacLauchlan

Program Manager, New Zealand

AUCKLAND TEAM

Kelly Pihema-Berridge

Director of Operations, New Zealand & Fiji, New Zealand

Cynthia Jung

Assistant Resident Director and Internships Manager, New Zealand

Jennifer Monaco

Internship Coordinator and Student Advisor, New Zealand

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

View all Funding Options

Housing

Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Kiwi lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor to New Zealand. Housing in Auckland is centrally located near the main shopping and entertainment district as well as many parks. All ISA Auckland housing options are either within walking distance of both campuses or conveniently located to public transit routes. Travel times to the various university buildings generally range between five to 20 minutes depending on housing and class locations. With an open-mind and flexibility, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

Housing is provided on all ISA programs in New Zealand at an additional cost. Apartment accommodation at AUT is $4,600, without meals (subject to change).You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in ISA housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Apartment Without Meals

Apartments are a great housing option if you are seeking independence during your time abroad but also want the support of the university. You will be are placed in co-ed apartments with other international and local students and you will not live in the same apartment as other ISA students. You will have your own bedroom within a fully furnished three to five bedroom apartment. Rent, utilities, and linens are included in the program price; Meals and laundry service are not included. You will have access to social areas and activities including pool tables, basketball hoop, volleyball, foosball, table tennis and sports and social programs. Please note not all amenities are available at all housing options.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option you will be responsible for your own housing during the program and will forgo any ISA assistance for housing matters.

 

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

ISA excursions allow you to explore the diverse, distinct, and gorgeous landscape of New Zealand that you may not have the opportunity to visit on your own. While abroad, you will have the chance to go on a multi-day trip (the ISA Bridging Cultures Program at the beginning of your program), a weekend trip, and two day trips to the following destinations.

Auckland and Rotorua & Bridging Cultures Program

Kick-off your semester abroad with ISA during our four-day Bridging Cultures Program (BCP) in exciting Auckland and Rotorua. The BCP integrates our ISA on-site orientation with exciting activities aimed at introducing Kiwi culture, helping you define your study abroad goals, and encouraging you to meet other students. Activities include visit to Hobbiton, a traditional ceremony and hangi dinner at a Maori marae (meeting house), a visit to the Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland hot springs and a dip in Green and Blue lakes, a stop at Hamilton Gardens, the opportunity to learn the world-famous Haka, and most importantly, an informative, interactive, and memorable start to your study abroad experience.

Coromandel Peninsula & Cathedral Cove

The Coromandel Peninsula is renowned for its natural beauty, rural farmland, misty rainforests and pristine golden beaches. You will have the opportunity to kayak through sea caves, interact with the local marine life, and dig your own hot spring pool at Hot Water Beach -this is an experience you will truly never forget!

Raglan & Waitomo Caves

While discovering the Waikato region of the North Island, you will have the opportunity to visit Bridal Veil Falls followed by a surf lesson at Raglan. You will also spend time exploring Waitomo’s famous glow worm caves, limestone formations, and crystal tapestries.