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Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is New Zealand’s second largest and fastest-growing university, offering a comprehensive range of degrees and research that reflect and inform our changing world.  

AUT is a contemporary university focused on providing student-centred, innovative, stimulating and responsive learning experiences that prepare students for an exciting future.  Programmes are developed in conjunction with industry to ensure they reflect workforce needs, and work-integrated learning is a central feature of most undergraduate programmes. This focus on work-integrated learning yields results, with 94% of available graduates in the workforce* and 91% of these reporting they apply the skills they learned at AUT in the workplace.

Over 250 programmes are offered across the following study areas:

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Creative Technologies
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer & Mathematical Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • Hospitality, Tourism & Events
  • Language & Culture
  • Law
  • Sciences
  • Social Sciences & Public Policy
  • Sport & Recreation
  • Māori and Indigenous Development

AUT is world-ranked in the following subjects: Art & Design, Accounting and Finance, Business and Management Studies, Computer Science and Information Systems, Education, Economics and Econometrics, Electrical Engineering, Hospitality and Leisure Management, Law, Linguistics, and Sports-related subjects (QS Subject Rankings 2017).

Three vibrant campuses and three specialist facilities located across Auckland cater for over 29,000 students, including over 4,000 international students from 94 countries.  Auckland is New Zealand’s economic hub, and is ranked the third best city in the world for quality of living (Mercer 2017 Quality of Living Survey). With a population of 1.5 million people, Auckland has all the advantages of a big city while still offering clean air, golden beaches, easy travel and friendly people.

AUT students are very happy with their university experience, with 89% saying they would recommend AUT to others, 87% being satisfied with the facilities and environment, and 83% being satisfied with the quality of teaching (AUT University Experience Survey/ Annual Programme Survey, 2016).

AUT has an overall five-star rating from QS, in addition to five star ratings for Internationalization, Teaching, Graduate employability, Inclusiveness and Facilities.  With a dynamic and diverse staff and student population, comprehensive student support services, and world-class facilities and resources, AUT is committed to enabling students to achieve their aspirations. 

 

*AUT Graduate Destinations Survey 2016-- 'available graduates' includes recent graduates who are employed or seeking employment.

This institute is rated 5 Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Social Responsibility
Specialist Criteria
Inclusiveness
481-490
2016
441-450
2017
441-450
2018
  • 39.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 99
    International Faculty
  • 99.7
    International Students
=45
2017
  • 55.80
    Overall Score
  • 56.9
    Academic Reputation
  • 65
    Citations per Paper
  • 46.9
    Employer Reputation
71-80
2015
51-60
2016
Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50
  • 2000
    Establishment Year
  • 441-450
    WUR Overall
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
1,134
International
512

Number of students

18,160
Postgraduate 19%
Undergraduate 81%

Number of international students

7,736
Postgraduate 26%
Undergraduate 74%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

42 Undergraduate Courses

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49 Postgraduate Courses

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