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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 AUT ranked #1 for Employability in New Zealand (QS Employability Rankings 2015), and 96% of available graduates in the workforce.* 

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, Communication and Media Studies, Computer Science and Information Systems, and Education (QS Subject Rankings 2016).

Three vibrant campuses and three specialist facilities located across Auckland cater for over 28,000 students, including nearly 4,000 international students from 90 countries.  Auckland is New Zealand’s economic hub, and is ranked the third best city in the world for quality of living (Mercer 2015 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 88% saying they would recommend AUT to others, 87% being satisfied with the facilities and environment, and 82% being satisfied with the quality of teaching (AUT University Experience Survey/ Annual Programme Survey, 2015).

AUT has a five-star rating from QS 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 2015-- '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
501-550
2014
481-490
2015
441-450
2016
  • 31.1
    Employer Reputation
  • 99
    International Faculty
  • 99.2
    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
1,073
International
517

Number of students

17,861
Postgraduate 18%
Undergraduate 82%

Number of international students

7,195
Postgraduate 25%
Undergraduate 75%
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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