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Certificate in Science and Technology

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Level of Study



1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Auckland University of Technology


This one-year certificate gives you a taste of university life, and helps you develop the knowledge and skills for further study at bachelor’s level.

The Certificate in Science and Technology gives you an introduction to the main areas involved in studying design, engineering, computing or mathematics. It prepares you for further study at bachelor’s level. It's also a good option if you’re returning to study and want to develop your study skills.

There are four pathways:

  • Computing – leading to the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences
  • Design Technologies (South Campus only) – leading to the Bachelor of Design
  • Engineering – leading to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Engineering Technology
  • Mathematics – leading to the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences

All students complete the Academic Literacies paper. Your other papers will be chosen to complement your pathway and the possible requirements of your proposed future degree studies. For example, engineering students focus on physics and mathematics; design students will study design techniques and principles while developing a portfolio of design work; and computing students cover mathematics, problem solving and programming.

Entry criteria

Minimum entry requirements:

  • Completion of Year 12
  • NCEA: 48 level 2 credits or higher, plus eight level 1 credits in at least one subject from Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, Art History, Media Studies, Social Studies, Te Reo Maori, Te Reo Rangatira, Business Studies, Economics, Physical Education
  • CIE: 60 points on the UCAS Tariff

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall with all bands 5.0 or higher; or equivalent; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with C/C+ grade; TOEFL iBT score of 70; GIE with C+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 162; PTE minimum overall score of 42.

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