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         The University of Auckland
Undergraduate Prospectus
          We’ll help you make
          your mark on the world
          When you started school the world was a very             Should you choose to travel and work
          different place.                                         overseas, be prepared for your degree to be
                                                                   compared with those from other universities
          Technology, global events, climate change and            around the world.
          our cultural mix are just some of the changes
          that have contributed to creating the world as           As a world citizen, wherever you go and
          we now know it.                                          whatever you choose to do over the course
                                                                   of your life, your degree will make a difference
          By far the biggest change we’ve experienced is           to how you are seen.
          that we are now much more closely connected
          to the rest of the world. Which means that as            By choosing The University of Auckland, you
          well as being a citizen of your own country,             will give yourself a foundation that will set you
          you’re a citizen of the world. And even if you’ve        apart for the rest of your life. As the only New
          never been overseas, every day you will find             Zealand university to be ranked amongst the
          yourself being influenced by global factors.             top one percent of the world’s universities*, we
                                                                   can give you the edge you need to be a
          If you decide to enter the workforce in New              successful, globally-confident citizen.
          Zealand, chances are you will end up working
          for an organisation with international links,            We welcome your interest in New Zealand’s
          meaning you will be judged and promoted                  leading university.
          against international criteria. You will also
          need to be prepared to work with colleagues,             *Times Higher Education World University Rankings
                                                                   2009.
          customers and managers from all around the
          world – whether you live in Auckland,
          Christchurch, Sydney or London.




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Set your sights on the world
“I went on exchange through the 360˚ Auckland Abroad
scheme, to the University of British Columbia. Going on
exchange taught me a lot about myself, about my study
habits, and widened my social network.

“It teaches you a lot about travelling by yourself and you
learn more about New Zealand culture once you are there
because it becomes easier to identify New Zealand ways. It
also teaches you about embracing new cultures.

“I received two scholarships – Auckland Abroad Travel
Grant and the U21 Auckland Abroad Scholarship – both
of which helped me tremendously with my expenses
while on exchange.

“I would totally recommend the scheme – it’s an awesome
experience.”

Karishma Bakshi spent a semester studying at the
University of British Columbia under the 360˚ Auckland
Abroad exchange programme as part of her Bachelor of Arts.

Refer to p20 for a list of countries you can set your sights on.
For more information, visit www.auckland.ac.nz/360




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           Contents

           The University of Auckland welcomes you                  5
           Unlimited possibilities await you                        7
           We’ll help you take on the world                         9
           Are you an international student?                       11
           Your after-hours learning experience                    13
           A city campus, a campus city                            17
           We’ll help you find accommodation                       18
           360º Auckland Abroad – Add the world
           to your degree                                          20

           What can you study?                                     21
           How programmes of study are structured                  22
           Architecture                                            23
           Arts                                                    24
           Business and Information Management                     26
           Commerce                                                27
           Dance Studies                                           28
           Education/Teaching                                      29
           Engineering                                             31
           Fine Arts                                               32
           Health Sciences                                         33
           Human Services                                          35
           Law                                                     36
           Medicine                                                37
           Music                                                   39
           Nursing                                                 40
           Optometry                                               41
           Pharmacy                                                42
           Physical Education                                      43
           Planning                                                44
           Property                                                45
           Science                                                 46
           Social Work                                             48
           Technology                                              49
           Theology                                                50
           Visual Arts                                             51
           Double your options with a conjoint
           programme                                               52

           What else do you need to think about? 53
           Making your decision                                    54
           Where to from here?                                     55
           How do you get in?                                      56
           Other pathways to tertiary study                        65
           What will it cost?                                      66
           Money matters                                           67
           Entry/first-year scholarships and awards                68
           Admission for internationals                            70
           Frequently asked questions                              72
           Dates to remember                                       73
           Glossary                                                74




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The University of
Auckland welcomes you
       In today’s global economy, equipping yourself with an
       internationally-recognised qualification is an important first
       step towards success. A highly respected degree will take you
       wherever you want to go in your future career – both here in
       New Zealand and abroad.
                                         That’s why gaining your degree from a
                                         university of the highest quality is paramount.

                                         The University of Auckland is an excellent
                                         choice. Not only will it provide you with
                                         first-rate specialist experience and skills, it is
                                         also the only New Zealand university to
                                         include a General Education component in its
                                         undergraduate degree programmes. General
                                         Education courses will better prepare you for
                                         the workforce with a broader range of skills to
                                         complement your specialist knowledge.

                                         As New Zealand’s leading university, we have
                                         more than 120 different undergraduate subjects
                                         for you to choose from. Our strong emphasis on
                                         research means our teaching professionals are
                                         at the cutting-edge of advancement in their
                                         chosen fields – knowledge that is passed on to
                                         our students at every opportunity.

                                         We are proud of our reputation for academic
                                         excellence and our place as the only New
                                         Zealand university in the world’s top 100
                                         universities*.

                                         Join us to discover which career path you will
                                         follow to make your mark on the world.




                                         STUART MCCUTCHEON
                                         Vice-Chancellor
                                         The University of Auckland




                                         *Times Higher Education World University Rankings
                                         2009.


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           Great learning begins with great teachers
           Professor John Montgomery is passionate about marine science – a passion
           built up over 30 years of research and teaching. As Director of Leigh Marine
           Laboratory, part of the Faculty of Science, his goal is to communicate the
           importance and excitement of science to his students. Here he shows two
           students an experiment to determine the extent to which larval snapper
           produced in the Leigh Marine Reserve contributes to surrounding populations.




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Unlimited possibilities await you
By choosing The University of Auckland, you’ll give yourself a foundation that will set you apart for the
rest of your life. In choosing to study with us, you will be exposed to an excellent range of programmes,
lecturers, support services and a great social life. Put them all together and you’re looking at a
remarkable learning environment combined with a great lifestyle.
International reputation
Throughout the world, The University of
Auckland is known for its quality learning, so
your degree will be internationally recognised. In
October 2009 the University was again ranked
in the top one percent of the world’s universities
by the Times Higher Education World University
Rankings. The same rankings placed us:
• 32nd in Arts and Humanities
• 40th in Life Sciences and Biomedicine
• 37th in Social Sciences
• 55th in Engineering and IT (Technology)

Outstanding research-led learning
The University of Auckland has the largest
number and highest concentration of
top-ranked researchers*. Why is studying at a
university with a first-rate research reputation     can even study two degrees simultaneously             clubs and associations mean there’s always
so important for you as a student?                   through a conjoint programme. Most of our             something happening, and you’re sure to meet
                                                     undergraduate programmes include a General            some kindred spirits.
• Your courses and programme will                    Education component where you’ll be able to
  incorporate the latest findings and                include courses outside of your main field of
  perspectives related to your discipline,                                                                 Get learning, get travelling
                                                     study. You’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere
  including the research done by your teachers.      else with the level of flexibility, and fusion of     Through the 360º Auckland Abroad exchange
                                                     theory and practice, that is common to our            programme you have the opportunity to
• You will have the chance to learn in a variety                                                           spend a semester or a year of your degree
                                                     programmes.
  of research-related ways, which might                                                                    programme at one of more than 90 universities
  include projects, case studies, problem-                                                                 in 24 different countries around the world.
  based learning or designing and conducting         Quality teaching you’ll enjoy                         Discover one student’s experiences on p3.
  experiments. These learnings may be done           Great learning begins with great teachers.            For more information see p20 or visit
  individually or as part of a group. Some           The University of Auckland has more than              www.auckland.ac.nz/360
  tasks may be linked to work-based learning         3,000 academic staff including researchers,
  or community-based research projects.              scholars and creative artists who are leaders
                                                                                                           Qualifications for life
                                                     in their fields, nationally and internationally. In
• You will have opportunities to develop your        fact, many write the leading textbooks on the         As a graduate of The University of Auckland
  practical skills and abilities in creative and     subjects they teach. Whether in a tutorial or         you’ll be part of a global marketplace,
  critical inquiry, and learn how to use a           a lecture, they are committed to helping you          with the expertise you’ll need to be truly
  variety of research techniques, practices          to get the most from your study.                      competitive. Bear in mind too that your degree
  and principles – all guided by experienced                                                               doesn’t limit you to a particular career path.
  researchers.                                                                                             Our arts students can, and do, become
                                                     Supporting role                                       property managers; our engineers become
• You will have access to excellent resources,       Being away from home for the first time is            CFOs; our scientists become teachers. Read
  equipment and facilities, including the            enough of a challenge in itself. That’s why the       our graduates’ stories at www.auckland.ac.nz/
  library and research labs.                         University has facilities and support on offer,       makeyourmark
                                                     whatever your background or needs. From
• You will be able to attend free research           healthcare to careers advice, sport gyms to           According to a 2009 Ministry of Education/
  seminars, lectures and events, so you can          spiritual guidance – even buddies to help you         Statistics New Zealand report on post-study
  hear about current research projects by our        settle into University life – you get the peace       earnings*, holders of a university degree had
  staff and postgraduate students, as well as        of mind that comes from knowing that help is          higher earnings during their first year
  by visitors from elsewhere in New Zealand          here if you need it.                                  post-study than the national median, as well
  and overseas.                                                                                            as higher earnings than those of certificate or
                                                                                                           diploma holders for the same period.
*Performance Based Research Fund Report,             A social scene you’ll love
2006.                                                Refreshing, fascinating and exciting – the first      In the three years of the study during which
                                                     thing you’ll notice about studying at Auckland        these findings were gathered, university
                                                     is the diverse ethnic and cultural mix of our         degree holders continued to steadily earn
Impressive range of programmes                       students. Over 90 countries are represented           more than certificate or diploma holders.
You’ll find more than 30 undergraduate               here, making for a colourful and stimulating
programmes to choose from. If you’re the sort of                                                           *“What do students earn after their tertiary education”,
                                                     atmosphere. Whatever you’re into and
                                                                                                           by David Scott, Ministry of Education.
person who likes to keep your options open, you      whatever the time of year, the many student


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           Sign up for a UniGuide
           UniGuides help you settle into University life during the first six weeks
           of your first semester. You can sign up for a UniGuide during Orientation Week.


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We’ll help you take on the world
Whether it’s academic guidance or personal support you need, The University of Auckland has some
of the best resources New Zealand has to offer, so you can get the most out of your time with us and
truly fulfil your potential. You’ll be introduced to the support services and facilities on campus when you
attend Orientation.


Orientate yourself                                    • courses and tours to help you become a            year to postgraduate. Advice is offered via
                                                        confident user of all its resources               workshops and individual consultations as
Held at the beginning of each semester,
Orientation is a multi-day event to help you                                                              appropriate.
                                                      • services such as specialist subject librarians,
feel at home at The University of Auckland.             Ask a Librarian Service, Enquiry Desk,
                                                                                                          Specific programmes cater for:
You’ll have fun, meet people and make good              Inter-Campus Library Delivery Service,
friends along the way.                                  Inter-Library Loan and Document Delivery          • undergraduate skills eg, time management,
                                                        and the Short Loan Collection.                      writing, reading, exams
Orientation kicks off with a pöwhiri and welcome
from the Vice-Chancellor. You can attend              Find out more at www.library.auckland.ac.nz         • postgraduate skills eg, project/thesis writing,
information sessions about the University’s                                                                 research methods, seminars
support services including the UniGuide student       Information Commons: a University
mentoring scheme. Special lectures cover                                                                  • Te Puni Wänanga – support for Mäori students
                                                      Library service
everything from IT access and e-learning to
                                                      Designed as learning and information hubs,          • Fale Pasifika – support for Pacific students
library use and how to manage course reading.
You will also have the opportunity to join            the Information Commons give you computer
                                                                                                          • mathematics and statistics – support for
campus, faculty and marae tours, take part in         access and learning support, as well as
                                                      providing group and individual study areas.           specific credit courses
free events organised by AUSA (Auckland
University Students’ Association), and pick up        You’ll find these facilities at our City, Grafton   • computer skills eg, MS Word (Formatting),
your free Guide For First-Year Students.              and Epsom Campuses.
                                                                                                            Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS; EndNote

If you are from overseas, you can attend an           Use one of the computers or borrow a laptop         • students experiencing learning or other
additional Orientation programme to help you          to access your coursework through CECIL (the          disabilities eg, handwriting, spelling, writing
adjust to your new home (see p11).                    University’s e-learning system), send email
                                                      and browse the internet, and complete               It is necessary to register with the SLC to
                                                      coursework using Microsoft Office, Adobe            utilise our services. This costs $10 for the
UniGuides                                             Master Collection and other software. You           calendar year.
If you’d like someone to help you settle into         can retrieve information from the Library
University life and find your way around, the         databases, e-journals, e-books and electronic       Student Learning Centre
UniGuides programme will provide you with a           course materials – including recommended            Centre for Academic Development
buddy from your faculty. UniGuides are                readings. You also have access to printers,         Level 3, Information Commons
volunteer senior students who have been               scanners and photocopiers. Wireless                 9 Symonds Street, Auckland
specially selected and trained to help new            networking technology is available.                 Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 88850
students become familiar with life at The                                                                 Email: slc@auckland.ac.nz
                                                      Find out more at                                    www.slc.auckland.ac.nz
University of Auckland. The programme is free
for new students and runs for the first six weeks     www.information-commons.auckland.ac.nz
of each semester, starting with Orientation.                                                              English language support
                                                      Student Learning Centre (SLC)                       If English is not your first language, the
Academic support                                      The Student Learning Centre facilitates the         University offers a variety of services to help
University Library | Te Tumu Herenga                  development of effective academic learning          you gain confidence in your speaking, reading
                                                      and research skills for all students, from first    and writing. See p11 to find out more.
The University of Auckland has New Zealand’s
most extensive university library system and is
a national leader in the provision and
development of electronic resources. It ranks
with the top five university libraries in Australia
and consists of the General Library (including
Arts, Business and Economics, and Science)
and 12 subject-specific libraries.

The University Library offers:
• large collections of print, multimedia and
  microtext materials, including unique
  manuscript and archive collections
• 24/7 online access to the Library catalogue
  and a world-class collection of electronic
  resources, including databases, electronic
  journals, electronic books and electronic
  course readings, using your NetID and
  password
• 4,600 study spaces (1,100 with computers)
  and 120 laptops for loan


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          Personal support
          Before you even enrol
          We can help if you’re unsure what you would
          like to study. Call the faculty that delivers the
          programme you’re interested in (see the
          relevant programme page for contact details
          pp23-51); or call the University’s ClockTower
          Call Centre on 0800 61 62 63.


          Student Centres
          Each faculty has a Student Centre where you
          can go for assistance. It doesn’t matter if you
          are a prospective student and don’t know
          where to start, or a current student needing
          advice, staff are available to help you whether
          you have just a quick question, or need to sit
          down and talk with someone.


          Cultural support
          With over 90 different cultures on campus
          there’s a support or social group for just about
                                                                  International students                             Spirituality
                                                                  International students needing assistance          Students of all religious and cultural beliefs
          everyone.
                                                                  with study or who wish to discuss a problem        are welcome at The University of Auckland,
          Mäori and Pacific students                              can speak to an International Student Adviser      and we offer interdenominational pastoral
          Waipapa Marae provides a home away                      (see p11). The AUSA also has an Overseas           care and spiritual guidance. Places of worship
          from home for Māori students on campus.                 Students’ Officer.                                 are available on or near campus, and
          The marae is used throughout the year for                                                                  on-campus groups provide fellowship for
                                                                  Other cultures                                     students from most major religions.
          student activities, such as kapa haka, teaching
                                                                  The AUSA provides a listing service for cultural
          and learning. Te Puni Wānanga is the Māori arm
                                                                  groups on campus. For more information visit
          of the Student Learning Centre. It provides
                                                                  www.ausa.auckland.ac.nz                            Childcare
          individual assistance for Mäori students and                                                               If you need to juggle childcare and study you’ll
          courses specifically designed to meet their                                                                be pleased to know that there are five campus
          learning needs.                                         WAVE
                                                                                                                     early childhood centres, offering places to
                                                                  WAVE (Welfare, Advocacy, Voice and                 children aged from three months to five years.
          For Pacific students, the Student Learning              Education) represents students at every level      Dedicated Parentspaces provide facilities for
          Centre has a Fale Pasifika programme, which             throughout the University, providing advocacy      caregivers and children, and there’s a
          provides academic learning support within               support and welfare functions if you are unable    child-friendly study space in the General Library.
          culturally appropriate Pacific frameworks.              to make ends meet.

          Mäori and Pacific Equity Advisers ensure                                                                   Financial advice
          Māori and Pacific students receive all the              Students with disabilities                         Most students have to survive on a fairly tight
          assistance they need to have full access to             A broad range of services is available             budget. For information about managing your
          a University education. They can help with              including assessment of support needs,             money, student loans and allowances, and
          any problems or questions about University              note-taking services, support with academic        scholarships see p67.
          life and also offer enrolment advice,                   reading, writing and mathematics, and
          assistance with course planning, information            special accommodations for tests and exams,        Career planning
          on scholarships and grants and Orientation              if required.                                       “Campus to Career. Potential realised.” The
          for first-year students.                                                                                   University Careers Services can help you
                                                                  Solutions can be tailored to make studying at
                                                                                                                     identify your career options, find a job and
          Many degree programmes are supported by                 the University an accessible and positive
                                                                                                                     consider further study. Our service is free and
          the Tuäkana programme – a mentoring and                 experience. Contact us early so that we can
                                                                                                                     available to all current students and recent
          tutorial programme that helps Māori and Pacific         assist you with your support requirements. For     graduates of The University of Auckland.
          students to achieve academically and thrive in          further information and contact details visit
          the University environment. Other faculty-specific      www.auckland.ac.nz/disabilityservices              Visit us in the ClockTower to discuss your career
          support programmes include the Business                                                                    opportunities, attend job hunting workshops, have
          School’s Mana Programme, Education’s Te                                                                    your CV and cover letter checked, practise for
                                                                  Health and counselling
          Korowai Atawhai and the Pasifika Support                                                                   interviews, access our wide range of
                                                                  General practice medical clinics are available     information and resources and find out about
          Service, Engineering’s SPIES programme, and
                                                                  on the City, Grafton, Tamaki and Epsom             University internships, vacancies and potential
          subject-specific programmes provided by the
                                                                  Campuses. Counselling services are offered         employers. A specialist Postgraduate Careers
          Faculty of Science.
                                                                  at City, Grafton and Epsom, and there is a         Consultant is also available in careers services.
          The AUSA is also home to two Mäori Student              dental clinic and physiotherapist at the City
                                                                  Campus. Grafton and Tamaki have optometry          For further information, including a listing
          Officers, the Auckland University Pacific Islands
                                                                  clinics, and the City Campus has other             of career fairs, internships, employer
          Student Association (AUPISA) and the Pacific
                                                                  specialist services, such as dermatology.          presentations and Auckland CareerHub job
          Islands Student Officer.
                                                                                                                     vacancies, visit www.auckland.ac.nz/careers



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Are you an international student?
Welcome, bienvenue, foon ying, selamat datang ...
The University of Auckland warmly welcomes students from all over the world. Studying with us
offers you a wonderful opportunity to gain an internationally recognised qualification in a stimulating
environment. As an international student you will enrich the life and culture of our University and
strengthen relations between our countries.


The University has a diverse international         English language support                           Introducing iSPACE
community of over 4,200 international
                                                   DELNA (Diagnostic English Language Needs                  iSPACE is an area for international
students from 93 countries. By choosing
                                                   Assessment) is a free service that determines             students to meet other students and
to study with us, you can achieve an
                                                   the level of English language support you will            obtain information. iSPACE is located on
internationally recognised qualification
                                                   need to succeed in your studies (www.delna.               Level 4 of the Kate Edger building on
and benefit from a professional learning
                                                   auckland.ac.nz).                                          the City Campus, and there will be
environment. We are certain that you will love
                                                                                                             social and cultural activities to help you
New Zealand. It is one of the safest and most      Workshops and individual consultations to                 make friends.
beautiful countries in the world and the city of   help you develop the necessary academic
Auckland is ranked as one of the world’s best      communication skills are provided by the           iSPACE Mates and UniGuides are also
cities for quality of living*.                     Student Learning Centre (www.slc.auckland.ac.      available to be your buddy and give you
                                                   nz). You can even sign up for the LEX              assistance as you settle into life at the
*Mercer Consulting Quality of Living Survey
                                                   Language Exchange programme and practise           University and a new country.
2009.
                                                   your English with a fellow student.
                                                                                                      As an international student, your views
International Orientation                          Free services to improve your academic English     are represented by international student
Week                                               skills, including language learning materials      representatives who are members on various
                                                   and help with academic writing, listening skills   student committees. You can talk to the
At the start of each semester, international
                                                   and pronunciation are provided by the English      International Student Representative and the
students are encouraged to participate in the
                                                   Language Self Access Centre (www.elsac.            International Students’ Officer (part of the
International Orientation Week. Activities and
                                                   auckland.ac.nz).                                   Auckland University Students’ Association) if
events are organised to help you adjust to your                                                       you have suggestions about the University.
new home and experience Kiwi culture. You will                                                        Email ispace@auckland.ac.nz
                                                   The Department of Applied Language Studies
meet the Auckland International staff, other
                                                   and Linguistics offers credit and non-credit
international students, and you will be able to
sign up for a UniGuide – a fellow student who
                                                   courses that you can take before or during         Pastoral care for
will help you settle into University life.
                                                   your degree (www.arts.auckland.ac.nz/dalsl).       international students
                                                   Pre-university English programmes, including       If you need to talk to someone about problems
To attend International Orientation Week,                                                             or difficulties you may be having, you can speak
                                                   Academic English and General English are
you will need to arrive at least one week before                                                      to one of the International Student Advisers at
semester starts. During this week you will also    provided by The University of Auckland English
                                                                                                      the International Student Information Centre,
have the time to enjoy social activities and       Language Academy (www.ela.auckland.ac.nz).
                                                                                                      G23, Old Choral Hall. They offer a free and
cultural events, which most students describe      See p65 for more information.
                                                                                                      confidential service to help you seek assistance
as “the highlight of their week”. You can also                                                        with any issues related to your studies,
make any last-minute changes to your courses                                                          accommodation, health, money, adjusting to
and pick up your student ID card.                                                                     life in New Zealand, work or immigration. You
                                                                                                      will also have access to all other support
                                                                                                      services at the University.

                                                                                                      Keen to find out more?
                                                                                                      Admission for internationals                         p70

                                                                                                      Dates to remember                                    p73
                                                                                                      For help with settling into life at The University
                                                                                                      of Auckland, contact:

                                                                                                      Auckland International
                                                                                                      The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019,
                                                                                                      Auckland, New Zealand
                                                                                                      Phone: +64 9 373 7513
                                                                                                      Fax: +64 9 373 7405
                                                                                                      Email: int-questions@auckland.ac.nz
                                                                                                      www.auckland.ac.nz/international



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                                                                  Work hard, play hard
                                                                  Situated in the heart of the City Campus, the Recreation Centre
                                                                  has a vast range of facilities throughout its five-level complex.
                                                                  From free weights to squash courts, there’s something for
                                                                  everyone who likes to keep fit.




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Your after-hours
learning experience
Learn, do sports, go to gigs, study, sleep, shop ... Your student days
should be about new social and leisure experiences as well as about
your study. So get out there, forge lifelong friendships, discover skills
you didn’t know you had, and have the time of your life.


Get involved                                          Culture
Getting involved in student activities is a great     Visit the Gus Fisher Gallery to see work by
way to meet new people and make friends.              established New Zealand and international
There’s something for everyone, whether               artists or take in the George Fraser Gallery for
you’re into student politics, want to write for       emerging talent from Elam School of Fine Arts.
student magazine Craccum, join the team at
bFM or volunteer on community projects.               The School of Music has a wide variety of
                                                      concerts throughout the year from classical
Many events on campus are provided by the             and opera to pop and jazz.
AUSA. It’s free to join and membership gives
you access to student discounts on goods and          The Maidment Theatre on the City Campus
services, a free diary and wall planner, and the      hosts a range of professional theatre              The main City Campus cafeteria offers a wide
opportunity to join or create a club.                 productions including those by the Auckland        range of food, and ethnic food outlets cater
                                                      Theatre Company. The smaller Musgrove Studio       for a variety of tastes from Indian to Turkish.
                                                      houses alternative theatre, including work by
Take your pick …                                      student clubs. For further information/ bookings
                                                                                                         Join a club
Recreation and sports                                 visit www.maidment.auckland.ac.nz Don’t miss
                                                      the drama productions in the Drama Studio, or      On campus there are around 120 clubs and
If you’re into sport, health and fitness, the                                                            societies, ranging from tramping and canoeing
                                                      the annual Outdoor Summer Shakespeare
Recreation Centre has more facilities than you                                                           to photography, film and yoga. AUSA
                                                      performed in the University grounds.
can shake a Swiss ball at, including:                                                                    coordinates and supports club development
                                                      Information on lectures from international         throughout the University, as well as providing
• health and fitness studio with weights and                                                             grants and financial advice.
                                                      speakers and other events can be found online
  resistance machines
                                                      at www.auckland.ac.nz
                                                                                                         You can join an existing club or form a new
• group fitness studio with high energy, pump,
                                                                                                         club by signing up at a stall in the Quad during
  step and a range of other classes                   Cafés and bars                                     Orientation or at any time throughout the year
• dedicated spin studio                               If you’re a coffee fan you’ll be pleased to        by visiting Student Central. This is one of the
                                                      know there are around 15 cafés on campus.          best ways to meet new friends on campus.
• cardio theatre with treadmills, cross trainers,
  cycles, rowers and grinders
• two circuit-based studios for quick and
  convenient workouts
• stretching and core training space with stability
  and medicine balls, and stretching mats
• sports hall, squash courts and climbing wall.

The Health and Fitness staff provide instruction,
personal training, fitness assessments, exercise
sessions and nutritional advice. Join in any of
the 35–40 group fitness (aerobics) classes every
week, or the 50–55 recreation programme
classes per semester. These include salsa, yoga,
pilates and squash. Then of course there are all
the competitive and social sports leagues.

You’re welcome to tour the extensive premises.
For more information visit
www.auckland.ac.nz/recreation




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                                                                  Fun in the Quad
                                                                  There are lots of great activities at the City
                                                                  Campus Quad. Every Thursday during semester
                                                                  time you’ll find market stalls selling everything
                                                                  from clothes to gadgets – and all at student prices.



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Music
Whether you’re a jazz or heavy metal fan,
take in the sounds at the free musical events
in the City Campus Quad.

The School of Music holds free lunchtime
concerts every week during semester and
produces a wide range of events during the
year, such as the acclaimed Monday Night
Jazz Series.

95bFM offers listeners a sizzling casserole
of New Zealand news, views, music and gig
guides. Various student bars give you the
chance to watch a gig or unwind and catch
up with friends.


Events
You can enjoy at least nine annual events on
campus, including Orientation, Winterfest, End
of Daze, Capping week, Womensfest, Cultural
Mosaic, 15 Minutes of Fame, Ecofest, Blues
Awards, as well as weekly activities and           on-campus market for cool bargains. More           Auckland sights
entertainment throughout the year. The Blues       than 35 stalls are setup in the Quad every         If you are new to Auckland you’ll probably
Awards is one of the premier events on the         Thursday during lectures selling everything        want to see some of the local attractions.
student calendar and recognises the sporting       from clothes to jewellery and gadgets and all      To get a bird’s eye view of the city, take a trip
and cultural achievements of University of         at student prices.                                 to the viewing deck of the SkyTower, climb one
Auckland students.
                                                                                                      of the many dormant volcanic cones around
                                                   Funky weekend markets can be found in various
Auckland also hosts a vast range of events                                                            the city or take a short ferry ride across the
                                                   locations across the city. Take a short stroll
including the Big Day Out, Pasifika Festival,                                                         harbour to ascend Rangitoto Island – one of
                                                   down the hill and you’ll find the trendy fashion
Comedy Festival, International Film Festival and                                                      Auckland’s most famous landmarks.
                                                   district of Chancery. Walk another two blocks
the Lantern Festival. Concerts and sporting        and you’re on Queen Street – Auckland’s            Be sure to visit the many cafés and bars in
events play throughout the year. In 2011,          central city shopping area. Prime shopping         the Viaduct Harbour. Sit and watch the sails
Auckland is also home to the Rugby World Cup.      districts like Parnell and Newmarket are just a    or take a harbour cruise or ferry ride to
To find out what’s on in Auckland visit www.       short bus ride away.                               Devonport, Waiheke Island or any of the other
aucklandcity.govt.nz or www.aucklandnz.com
                                                                                                      destinations accessible by water.
                                                   Don’t forget your University of Auckland
                                                   student ID card so you can take advantage          Auckland has a strong focus on the visual
Shop                                               of student travel and entertainment discounts.     arts, with many galleries including a well-
Whatever you need, chances are our campus          For a small annual fee you can also purchase       established public art gallery. The Auckland
shops have it. Take your pick from book and        a StudentCard and take advantage of
computer stores, post and travel agencies, a                                                          Museum hosts an extensive number of
                                                   discounts at various food outlets, cinemas,        permanent artworks, displays and exhibitions.
pharmacy, a hairdressing salon and a general       taxis and more. Visit www.studentcard.co.nz
store. Every week you can browse the                                                                  The Museum’s library and collections
                                                   for more information.                              databases are excellent sources of information
                                                                                                      for study and research purposes.

                                                                                                      If you prefer more adventurous activities you
                                                                                                      can ski the slopes at Snowplanet, bungy off
                                                                                                      the Harbour Bridge, ride the waves at Philips
                                                                                                      Aquatic Centre, or go off-road 4WD driving.

                                                                                                      If real surf is more your thing, head out to
                                                                                                      Piha – one of New Zealand’s most popular
                                                                                                      surf beaches – or visit one of the many other
                                                                                                      beaches around the coastline. Auckland is also
                                                                                                      home to bushlands including the expansive
                                                                                                      Waitakere Ranges where you can enjoy a
                                                                                                      scenic train journey or take one of the many
                                                                                                      bush walks through the native forests.

                                                                                                      Whatever your interests, Auckland is sure
                                                                                                      to have an activity or attraction for you!




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16 | The University of Auckland - 2011 Undergraduate Prospectus
A city campus, a campus city
Here in New Zealand’s largest city you can live within half an hour of stunning surf beaches, mountain
bike tracks, bush walks and subtropical islands. You can sail or kayak on sparkling harbours in the
morning, and hike through kauri forests in the afternoon. Add to that great cafés and bars, an exciting
nightlife, terrific shopping and colourful Polynesian and Asian cultural influences.

As a student at The University of Auckland,         Get educated at Epsom                               Study at Tamaki
you could be studying at main City Campus,
                                                    The Epsom Campus is the main campus for the         Surrounded by green spaces and sports fields,
putting you just five minutes from Auckland’s
                                                    Faculty of Education, offering programmes in        the Tamaki Campus offers undergraduate
bustling central business district (CBD). Here
                                                    teacher education, social services and some         courses in health sciences, and sport and
you’re also well placed to take advantage of
                                                    foundation programmes. Located less than 10         exercise science. Postgraduate courses are
some fantastic work opportunities – either in
                                                    minutes’ drive from the CBD and City Campus,        offered in biosecurity, computer science,
holiday breaks or after you graduate. The
                                                    Epsom Campus is also a short walk from the          engineering population health, psychology,
head offices of some of New Zealand’s largest
                                                    cafes and shops of Mt Eden Village. There is car    speech language therapy, sport and exercise
companies are just a stone’s throw away.
                                                    parking available on campus and regular buses       science and wine science.
Covering 16 hectares of land, the campus            run to and from Mt Eden/Epsom and the city.
                                                                                                        The Tamaki Campus is 20 minutes’ drive from
provides a full range of amenities, including       The Epsom Campus is a close-knit and                the City Campus and student parking is
cafés, health services, libraries, childcare        multicultural campus with around 5,000 students.    available on campus. A free bus service
facilities and a recreation centre (see pp13-16).   There are plenty of study spaces, computer rooms,   between the Tamaki and City Campuses runs
From 2010, all University campuses became           student support services and facilities. The        on a regular basis throughout the day for
smoke-free environments.                            campus also has a café, tennis courts, a            Tamaki students. Public Transport is also
                                                    swimming pool, sports centre, marae and early       available between the campus and the city,
You can take a tour of the City Campus with         childhood centres. Student services include         and the Glen Innes train station is a few
a student guide. Call 0800 61 62 63 for more        academic learning support, support services for     minutes walk away.
information.                                        Mäori and Pacific students, a health centre and
                                                    support service for students with disabilities.     The campus has well-equipped facilities
Focus on health at Grafton                          The Sylvia Ashton-Warner Library, which is
                                                                                                        including Tamaki Library, student computer
Home to the Faculty of Medical and Health           co-located alongside the Epsom Information          labs, cafés and convenience store. Student
Sciences, Grafton Campus is situated opposite       Commons, is one of the most extensive               services include the Student Learning Centre,
Auckland Hospital and on the boundary of            teacher education libraries in New Zealand,         career planning, health services and University
Auckland Domain. It houses the Schools of           with impressive book and journal collections,       Clinic. Visit www.tamaki.auckland.ac.nz for
                                                    complemented by the University Library’s vast       more information.
Pharmacy and Medical Sciences plus the
                                                    electronic resources.
Department of Optometry and Vision Science.
Nearby Ferncroft Street is temporarily home to      You can take a tour of Epsom Campus. Phone          Getting around is easy
the School of Nursing. The School of Medicine       +64 9 623 8883; 0800 61 62 63 or visit www.         Parking is expensive, particularly in the centre
is based in the Auckland City Hospital Support      education.auckland.ac.nz to book your tour.         of Auckland, so walking, cycling or taking public
Building across the road from the campus,                                                               transport are good options. Central Auckland
while the School of Population Health occupies                                                          is compact to walk around or jump on the free
a large complex at Tamaki Campus. The                                                                   red City Circuit bus which circulates the CBD
faculty’s clinical departments also have a                                                              every 10 minutes, 8am-6pm daily. The Link bus
strong presence at hospitals in Auckland and                                                            runs through the City Campus every 10 -15
the upper North Island.                                                                                 minutes, 6am -11.30pm daily (from 7am on
                                                                                                        weekends) and is a cheap way of getting
Grafton Campus facilities include a café
                                                                                                        around the city and inner suburbs.
and health services, as well as the Philson
Library and Grafton Information Commons                                                                 Depending on where you live, you might
– both of which are part of the University’s        Manukau Institute of                                find catching a ferry to downtown Auckland
library system. The campus is also just a short     Technology and Tai Tokerau                          an easy option. Ferries link various North
stroll from the Grafton shops and a short                                                               Shore City suburbs with downtown Auckland,
                                                    The Faculty of Education offers some
walk to the City Campus.                                                                                an easy walk to the City Campus. Or let the
                                                    programmes** at Manukau Institute of
                                                                                                        train take the strain. Trains from the south,
                                                    Technology (MIT) in South Auckland and at Tai
                                                                                                        east and west of Auckland run through the
                                                    Tokerau Campus in Whangarei. Tai Tokerau
                                                                                                        suburbs and converge at the Britomart
                                                    Campus offers students a small, friendly and
                                                                                                        Transport Centre in downtown Auckland.
                                                    supportive learning environment with a library
                                                    and learning support on campus. MIT provides        For more bus, ferry and train information visit
                                                    full amenities for students. Both sites provide     www.maxx.co.nz
                                                    access to the University Library System.
                                                    The University’s Bachelor of Visual Arts
                                                    students are based at the Manukau School of
                                                    Visual Arts (MSVA) at MIT.
                                                    **Not all programmes are taught at all campuses.

                                                                                                               2011 Undergraduate Prospectus - The University of Auckland | 17
          We’ll help you find accommodation
          Living in a University of Auckland residence is about more than just a room and a place to eat and sleep.
          Our residences offer you a great lifestyle and academic and pastoral support, excellent study and living
          facilities, an active social programme and the chance to build lifelong friendships with people from across
          New Zealand and all over the world.

          Choosing where to live during your student              meal plan in addition to self-catered facilities.   International House
          years is central to your academic success, your         Most common dietary tastes and                                       Situated a few minutes walk
          well-being and your experience of student life.         requirements can be catered for, such as                             from the City Campus,
          At The University of Auckland, we understand            vegetarian and halal food. Salads and fresh                          International House is home to
          how important this choice is to support your            fruit are always available.                                          172 students. Facilities include a
          study, lifestyle priorities and ambitions.                                                                                   computer room, library, music
                                                                  The Halls are conveniently located within easy
                                                                                                                                       practice room with two pianos,
          You can choose from a variety of                        reach of all University facilities and many of
                                                                                                                      common rooms with tv, floodlit tennis court,
          accommodation options, catered or                       Auckland’s main attractions, shopping and
                                                                                                                      squash court, a well-equipped games room with
          self-catered, to suit you at different stages           entertainment centres and bus services.
                                                                                                                      big-screen Sky TV, table tennis and a foosball
          of your University life. You can be sure of
                                                                  Your accommodation fees include your meals          table. You can choose between twin share and
          staying in excellent student accommodation
          facilities as most of our residences are                (except at Huia Residence) and the cost of          single bedrooms.
          quality assured each year by Qualmark                   utilities such as water and electricity as well
          – New Zealand tourism’s official mark of                as internet access to the University’s
          quality – and accredited by the New Zealand             broadband system.
          Association of Tertiary Education
          Accommodation Professionals.                            Grafton Hall
                                                                                  Set back from Grafton Road,
              Qualmark star grade definitions                                     Grafton Hall houses 203
                                                                                  students. The Hall is near the
                                   ***** Exceptional
                                                                                  Grafton and City Campuses
                                   **** Excellent                                 and within easy walking
                                   *** Very good                                  distance of the Auckland
                                   ** Good                        Domain, the Grafton and Newmarket shops
                                   * Acceptable                   and the central business district of Auckland.

                                                                  Facilities include a tennis court, table tennis,
                                                                  pool table, lounge with Sky TV and a projector.
          Halls of Residence
                                                                  A game of tennis or lounging on the lawns on
          If you are a recent school leaver and want              warm summer days offers a popular break from
          to live in a residential community that                 study. Choose between single or twin share
          eliminates many of the pressures of living              rooms with shared bathrooms. Limited off-street
          away from home, then a Hall of Residence                parking is available on application.
          will be the best choice for you. A Hall
          provides you with meals, academic support,
          pastoral care and the opportunity to mix with           Huia Residence
          other residents on a daily basis. This option is        Huia Residence is an easy walk from the City
          the ideal way to make a smooth transition to            Campus across Grafton Bridge and is close to
                                                                                                                        “Making the move to University is a big step,
          University life.                                        the Grafton Campus, the Grafton shops and the
                                                                                                                        and I know that when I first decided to come to
                                                                  Auckland Domain. Huia accommodates 319                Auckland I had no idea what to expect!
          There’s more to University life than study. The         students in single rooms.
          Residential Assistants plan a full orientation                                                                “Being an international student meant I didn’t
          programme for your arrival, with lots of great          Self-catered facilities are available but you can     know a single person in Auckland, yet within
          events to help you meet and make friends with           also enrol for the optional meal plan. The            days I had met people from many diverse
          your fellow residents. Throughout the year,                                                                   backgrounds, and made friends and memories
                                                                  facilities include common rooms with TV and a
          other social activities will be organised such as                                                             that will last a lifetime. O’Rorke Hall truly and in
                                                                  kitchen on each floor, a large communal
                                                                                                                        every sense of the word has become ‘home’.
          formal dinners and themed parties.                      kitchen, lounge with a big screen tv and a pool
                                                                  table on the ground floor. You can also relax in      “The social and academic environment at
          Your room is comfortably furnished with                                                                       O’Rorke provided me with the opportunity to
                                                                  the garden and enjoy a barbeque with friends.
          internet access and you have the use of the                                                                   get involved in every aspect of University life. It’s
          other facilities including the lounges, games           Limited parking is available. Huia Residence is       a five minute walk from campus and Auckland
          rooms, sports courts and libraries.                                                                           City is on the doorstep. O’Rorke really has the
                                                                  alcohol-free.
                                                                                                                        best of both worlds.”
          Grafton Hall, International House and
                                                                                                                        Amanda Stoltz is studying for a Bachelor of
          O’Rorke Hall are fully catered, providing three
                                                                                                                        Science and Bachelor of Law conjoint.
          daily meals. Huia Residence offers an optional



18 | The University of Auckland - 2011 Undergraduate Prospectus
O’Rorke Hall                                          Homestays                                            Application dates
                 O’Rorke Hall is only a five          A homestay gives you the opportunity to              Applications can be made online from 1 August
                 minute walk from the City            experience life in a New Zealand family home.        2010 at www.auckland.ac.nz/accommodation
                 Campus. The 12-storey Hall           The host family will provide a fully furnished       for Semester One and the full academic year
                 accommodates 352 students in         room as well as breakfast and dinner each week       and from 1 April 2011 for Semester Two.
                 single bedrooms. Four to seven       day and three meals each day during the
                 bedrooms make up each pod            weekends. Linen is provided and your laundry is
and share a bathroom. Two floors are allocated        generally done for you.
                                                                                                           Domestic students
to senior or postgraduate students.                                                                        Although there is no closing date for
                                                      Host families come from a variety of different       applications, we recommend you apply by 1
Facilities include the in-house library, computer     cultural backgrounds and language groups.            October to ensure your application is included
room, games room, lounge with Sky TV and                                                                   in the selections for the first round of offers of
DVD player, music room and centralised laundry        It is important to note that homestays are not       places in early October.
while a volleyball court and large patio are          usually located within walking distance of the
popular outdoor areas. You can also relax in the      University campus. The University uses a
floor lounge, which has a TV, a kitchenette with a    homestay agency for placements.                      International students
microwave, a fridge and an oven for making                                                                 We encourage you to apply by 1 November
snacks. Limited under-cover parking at a weekly                                                            2010. After that date it may be difficult to place
                                                      Flatting
rental is available on application.                                                                        you in your preferred accommodation choice.
                                                      With this option you will share a house or flat
                                                      with other residents and are responsible for
Self-catered                                          paying the rent, electricity, gas, insurance,        Fees
accommodation                                         water, garden maintenance and phone charges,         Accommodation fees cover all your meals
                                                      according to the details in your tenancy             (except for the optional meal plan at Huia) in a
If you are a more mature student, living in one
                                                      agreement. You will need to provide basic            fully catered Hall. Fees also cover utilities such
of the four self-catered residences may be
                                                      furniture like a bed and a desk.                     as water and electricity in fully catered Halls
more suitable for you. The apartments have
                                                                                                           and self-catered flats. We offer easy payment
four to six single rooms, a kitchen and lounge.       *We do not inspect or in any way guarantee the       options. Please note that an annual application
You are responsible for cooking your own              quality or availability of private accommodation.    fee will apply. The fees for all residences are
meals and share responsibility with your
                                                                                                           published on our web pages.
flatmates for keeping your flat clean. Your
accommodation fees cover the cost of the              Students with disabilities
                                                                                                           As a resident, you will also enjoy free
utilities such as water and electricity.              Special facilities for students with disabilities    membership of the Recreation Centre.
                                                      are available at some of the residences. These
Please note that recent school leavers are not        include wheelchair access, specially fitted          Keen to find out more?
eligible to apply for the self-catered                bathrooms and facilities to accommodate
residences.                                           guide dogs.                                          Contact Accommodation Services:
                                                                                                           Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87691
Number 14 Whitaker Place                              International students                               Fax: +64 9 373 7552
                 This residence has 23 partially      International students are eligible to live in all   Email: accom@auckland.ac.nz
                 furnished self-catered flats with    the residences and the fees are the same for         www.auckland.ac.nz/accommodation
                 four or five bedrooms. Number        all students. If you are under 18 years old when
                 14 is centrally located just         you take up residence, you will be advised of
                 below Symonds Street and only        special arrangements that apply.
                 a five minute walk from the City
Campus. Each flat has its own kitchen and
bathroom and there are outdoor table tennis
and barbecue areas. Internet access through
the University system is available in all rooms.

Parnell Student Village
                 The Village is adjacent to the
                 beautiful Auckland Domain, and
                 consists of 17 partially furnished
                 four, five or six bedroom flats
                 accommodating 83 residents.

Close to the fashionable shopping centres of
Parnell and Newmarket, the flats are an easy
20-minute walk from campus. The Village is
suitable for more mature and postgraduate
students.


Private accommodation*
If the University’s fully catered Halls or
self-catered flats aren’t for you, other options
are available.


                                                                                                                  2011 Undergraduate Prospectus - The University of Auckland | 19
           360° Auckland Abroad
           Add the world to your degree
           Immerse yourself in another culture, attend lectures on the other side of the world, have an adventure
           of a lifetime! The 360° Auckland Abroad student exchange programme gives you the opportunity
           to complete part of your University of Auckland degree overseas. With more than 90 partner
           universities in 24 countries, there are 360° of exciting possibilities. Where will you go?
           Australia                                              Germany                                      Spain
           Australian National University**                       Bucerius Law School                          Oviedo University
           University of Melbourne* **                            Philips University of Marburg                University of Granada
           University of New South Wales*                         University of Freiburg                       University of Salamanca***
           University of Queensland*                              University of Heidelberg***
                                                                                                               Sweden
           University of Sydney**                                 University of Kaiserslautern
                                                                                                               Lund University*
                                                                  University of Konstanz
           Belgium                                                                                             Stockholm University (including Law)
           University of Ghent School of Law                      Iceland                                      Uppsala University Faculty of Law
                                                                  University of Iceland
           Brazil                                                                                              The Netherlands
           Universidade de São Paulo                              India                                        Groningen University
                                                                  Delhi University* ***                        University of Utrecht (including Law)
           Canada
                                                                  Jamia Hamdard
           McGill University*                                                                                  United Kingdom
           McMaster University***                                 Ireland                                      King’s College London Law School***
           Queen’s University***                                  University College Dublin* (including Law)   Kingston University, London
           Simon Fraser University                                                                             University of Birmingham*
                                                                  Italy
           University of British Columbia* **                                                                  University of East Anglia
                                                                  University of Bologna
           University of Calgary                                                                               University of Edinburgh*
           University of Toronto (including Law)                  Japan                                        University of Exeter
           University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law           Hiroshima University***                      University of Glasgow* (including Law)
                                                                  Hitotsubashi University                      University of Manchester
           Chile
                                                                  Hokkaido University                          University of Nottingham* (including Law)
           Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
                                                                  Keio University (including Law)**            United States of America
           Universidad de Chile**
                                                                  Kyoto University**
                                                                                                               Indiana University School of Law
           China                                                  Sophia University
                                                                                                               Oregon State University
           Chinese University of Hong Kong (including Law)        Tohoku University**
                                                                                                               Pennsylvania State University
           Fudan University* **                                   University of Tokyo**
                                                                                                               State University of New York at Stony Brook
           Hong Kong University of Science and                    Waseda University* **
                                                                                                               University of Arizona
           Technology**
                                                                  Korea                                        University of California (9 campuses)
           Nankai University
                                                                  Korea University* **                         University of Hawaii at Manoa
           Shanghai Jiao Tong University* ***
                                                                  Seoul National University**                  University of Texas at Arlington
           Tsinghua University**
                                                                  Yonsei University                            University of Virginia* (including Law and
           University of Hong Kong* **
                                                                                                               Nursing)
           University of Nottingham at Ningbo*                    Mexico                                       University of Washington**
           Denmark                                                El Colegio de México – Colmex                William and Mary School of Law
           Aalborg University**                                   Tecnológico de Monterrey* **
                                                                                                               *Universitas 21 (U21) partner institution.
           University of Copenhagen (including Law)               New Caledonia                                **Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
                                                                                                               partner institution.
           France                                                 Université de la Nouvelle-Calédonie
                                                                                                               ***Exchange agreement is subject to final approval.
           ESC Toulouse                                           Norway                                       This list was correct at the time of printing.
           Sciences Po (Paris)
                                                                  University of Oslo (including Law)
           Université de Bretagne-Sud                                                                          Keen to find out more?
           Université Claude Bernard (Lyon 1)                     Singapore
                                                                                                               For more information visit
           Université Jean Moulin (Lyon 3) (including Law)        Nanyang Technological University             www.auckland.ac.nz/360
           Université de la Rochelle                              National University of Singapore
                                                                  (including Law)* **                          Come to one of our exchange seminars held
           Université Paris-Sorbonne
                                                                                                               every Thursday at 2pm in:
                                                                                                               iSPACE, Level 4, Student Commons Building
                                                                                                               2 Alfred Street

20 | The University of Auckland - 2011 Undergraduate Prospectus
                      How programmes of study are structured                  22
                      Architecture                                            23
                      Arts                                                    24
                      Business and Information Management                     26
                      Commerce                                                27
                      Dance Studies                                           28
                      Education/Teaching                                      29
                      Engineering                                             31



What can you study?
                      Fine Arts                                               32
                      Health Sciences                                         33
                      Human Services                                          35
                      Law                                                     36
                      Medicine                                                37
                      Music                                                   39
                      Nursing                                                 40
                      Optometry                                               41
                      Pharmacy                                                42
                      Physical Education                                      43
                      Planning                                                44
                      Property                                                45
                      Science                                                 46
                      Social Work                                             48
                      Technology                                              49
                      Theology                                                50
                      Visual Arts                                             51
                      Double your options with a conjoint
                      programme                                               52


                              2011 Undergraduate Prospectus - The University of Auckland | 21
           How programmes of study
           are structured
           Many programmes require you to select from a wide range of courses, giving you more flexibility in
           your study choices. To simplify it for you, each programme page contains quick facts and a sample
           degree structure diagram to illustrate how you might achieve your degree.

           Points per degree
           Your degree programme will probably consist
           of 120 points of full-time study per academic
           year. A three-year degree involves 360 points
           of study, while a four-year degree involves 480
           points and so on. You can easily see the
           number of points per degree in the quick facts
           section of each programme page. Points are
           achieved through the study of courses.

           Most full-time students will study eight courses
           in an academic year, although this number
           can vary.

           Programmes are divided into years, parts
           and stages. Refer to the glossary on p74 for
           an explanation of these terms.

           Majors, minors and
           specialisations
           During the course of your studies you may be
           required to choose a specialisation, a single or
           double major, or a major and a minor. This will
           become the focus of a large proportion of your
           degree programme as you study it to the most
           advanced undergraduate stage. Each
           programme page provides a list of majors,
           minors and specialisations where applicable.

           Sample degree structure
           diagrams
           The degree structure diagram in the
           programme page (right) illustrates how you
           might structure your degree if you chose to
           study for a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) with
           a double major. In this example, a set of core
           courses and one major course is studied in
           the first year. Over the next two years, six more
           courses are studied for the first major and six
           courses for a second major. Over the same
           period, two elective courses and two General
           Education courses are also studied.

           General Education
           General Education courses are a unique feature
           of University of Auckland degree programmes.
           They enable you to gain an appreciation of
           disciplines outside your main field of study,
           mix with students from across the University
           and expose you to cross-disciplinary research.
           Most students will select two General Education
           courses as a part of their degree programme.
           For more information see
           www.auckland.ac.nz/generaleducation



22 | The University of Auckland - 2011 Undergraduate Prospectus
Architecture
Architects today find themselves working in a rapidly expanding field with constantly shifting
boundaries. The National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries’ (NICAI) School of Architecture and
Planning offers degree programmes that reflect these evolving requirements and ensure you are well-
equipped to begin a rewarding career, either in architecture or in a broad range of other design-based
roles. Many leaders in the profession have studied at the School of Architecture and Planning where
the quality of teaching, learning and research attracts staff and students from all over the world.


Quick facts – BAS                                        Sample BAS degree structure                                 of Architecture (Professional) (MArch(Prof))
                                                                                                                     is the programme you need to take if you
Full-time: 3 years
Points per degree: 360
                                                         Year 1
                                                                     2 2 2 2                                         intend to become a professional architect.
                                                                                                                     Alternatively the Postgraduate Diploma in

                                                                     3 2 2
                                                                                                                     Architecture (PGDipArch) followed by the
Taught at: City Campus                                   Year 2
                                                                                                                     Master of Architecture (MArch) is a more
Application closing date: 8 December 2010                                                                            research orientated route.
Classes start: 28 February 2011
                                                         Year 3      5 1 2                                           Another option after your BAS is the Master
                                                                                                                     of Planning Practice (MPlanPrac), which is a
Highlights                                                        10 point core courses
                                                                                                                     professional degree recognised by the New
                                                                  15 point core courses                              Zealand Planning Institute available to those
• Unique studio-based learning environment.                                                                          coming from undergraduate degrees other
                                                                  20 point core courses
                                                                                                                     than Planning.
• High quality, research-led teaching.                            30 point core courses
                                                                  Elective courses (10 points)                       The School of Architecture and Planning also
• Digitally-equipped design studios.
                                                                  General Education (15 points)                      offers a PhD on completion of any of these
• Well-established connections with practising                                                                       masters programmes.
  professional architects.
                                                         Choose your career                                          Keen to find out more?
• Access to the outstanding Architecture and             Architect**, architectural historian, building
  Planning Library.                                      industry consultant, building technologist,                 Where to from here?                                     p55
                                                         computer-aided design professional, film                    How do you get in?                                      p56
                                                         designer, design-based librarian or archivist,
What you’ll be studying                                  heritage architect, interior designer, project              What will it cost?                                      p66
The Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS)              manager or urban designer.                                  Dates to remember                                       p73
provides you with a general introduction to
architecture and related aspects of design. It           **Following successful completion of the MArch(Prof)        Contact the NICAI Student Centre for a
forms the first part of a two-tiered programme           and professional registration.                              National Institute of Creative Arts and
and is a prerequisite degree for your entry into                                                                     Industries undergraduate prospectus.
the professional architecture qualification, the         Interested in further study?                                Phone: +64 9 373 7067
Master of Architecture (Professional)
                                                         BAS graduates can choose a variety of                       Email: info-creative@auckland.ac.nz
(MArch(Prof))*.
                                                         pathways for further study. The Master                      www.creative.auckland.ac.nz
In the first and subsequent years you will:

• undertake design projects in studio courses

• take a number of core courses within the
  areas of architectural media, history and
  theory of architecture and urbanism,
  architectural technology and professional
  studies

• select from electives in Architectural Media

• take two General Education courses.

*Recognised by the New Zealand Registered
Architects Board (NZRAB), the New Zealand
                                                           “From a young age I have been interested in the creative disciplines of architecture and design. The
Institute of Architects (NZIA) and the Commonwealth
                                                           University of Auckland was my first choice for studying architecture and I haven’t looked back.
Association of Architects (CAA) for the purposes of
applying for registration as a professional architect.     “The degree is so varied, there is never a dull moment. Whether it is digital fabrication processes or hand
                                                           drawing, the staff and facilities the school has to offer are second to none. I have been supported
                                                           wholeheartedly, and encouraged to develop my creative ability and my own unique style along the way.”

                                                           Angus Muir is studying for the Bachelor of Architectural Studies.




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           Arts
           Are you interested in people, society, history, ideas, literature or languages? The Bachelor of Arts
           (BA) opens up a world of human experience and thought, and our extensive range of subjects gives
           you flexibility as your interests develop. Whatever you choose to study, the BA will equip you with
           transferable skills and knowledge that you can use in a wide variety of careers. You’ll develop effective
           communication skills, initiative, critical and creative thinking, research, analysis and presentation skills
           – all essential for success in the future.

           Quick facts – BA                                       French                                          • take one General Education course.
                                                                  Geography
           Full-time: 3 years                                                                                     This will prepare you to take at least two
                                                                  German                                          subjects at a more advanced level later, while
           Points per degree: 360
                                                                  Greek (Ancient)                                 keeping your options open.
           Taught at: City Campus
                                                                  History
           Majors: 41 major subjects and 48 minor                                                                 Over the next two years you will:
           subjects available                                     Italian
                                                                                                                  • choose at least two subjects from your first
           Application closing date: 8 December 2010              Japanese                                          year to study at a higher level
           Classes start: 28 February 2011 and 18 July            Korean
                                                                                                                  • select one of these subjects as your major
           2011                                                   Latin                                             (your primary focus). You will study this subject
           Conjoint combinations: Commerce,                       Latin American Studies*                           to the most advanced undergraduate stage
           Engineering, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Law,
                                                                  Linguistics                                     • select another subject as your minor (your
           Music, Science, Theology
                                                                  Linguistics and English Language Teaching         secondary focus) or second major
           Highlights                                             Logic and Computation                           • take a second General Education course.
                                                                    –
                                                                  Maori Studies
           • Study the subjects that interest and inspire                                                         You can also take more courses from other
             you, and adapt your degree as you go along.          Mathematics                                     subjects (electives).
                                                                  Medieval and Early Modern European Studies*
           • Enjoy the freedom to explore the diversity
             of human experience and understanding.               Music                                           Sample BA degree structure
                                                                  Music Education*                                There are many ways you can structure your BA.
           • Gain the transferable skills sought after by                                                         Here is one example:
             employers.                                           Pacific Studies
                                                                  Philosophy
                                                                                                                           Stage I      Stage II      Stage III
           Majors and minors                                      Political Studies
                                                                  Psychology                                      Year 1   2 2
           Your BA will include either:
                                                                  Samoan*
                                                                                                                           3 1
           • a major and a minor subject
           • two major subjects.
                                                                  Social Science for Public Health                Year 2   1 1          3 2
                                                                  Sociology                                                             1
           Ancient History                                        Spanish
                                                                                                                  Year 3   1            1 1           4 1
           Anthropology                                           Statistics
           Art History                                            Tongan*                                                  Courses for major
           Asian Studies                                          Women’s Studies                                          Courses for minor
           Chinese                                                Writing Studies                                          Elective courses
           Classical Studies                                      *Minor only.                                             General Education courses
           Criminology
                                                                                                                   You do not have to choose your major/minor in
           Dance*                                                 What you’ll be studying                          your first year. You should decide your major/
           Drama                                                  In the first year you will:                      minor by the middle of your second year.
           Economics                                              • take a total of eight courses.
           Education                                                                                              Choose your career
                                                                  We recommend that you plan your first year as   Employers from a wide range of fields value
           Employment Relations and Organisation Studies
                                                                  follows:                                        the transferable skills that BA students gain,
           English
                                                                  • select the three subjects that interest you   and your degree will enable you to pursue
           English Language Acquisition and Linguistics             the most (eg, Art History, Criminology and    many different opportunities. You could have a
           Ethics                                                   Philosophy)                                   career in:
           Ethnomusicology*                                                                                       • advertising and public relations
                                                                  • select two courses in each of these three
           European Studies                                         subjects                                      • business and banking
           Film, Television and Media Studies                                                                     • cultural heritage and the arts
                                                                  • choose one course in a fourth BA subject
                                                                    (eg, Japanese)                                • education and teaching

24 | The University of Auckland - 2011 Undergraduate Prospectus
• government and the diplomatic service            The programme involves:                                    You can use the courses you have passed
• human resources and recruitment                  • the study of one or two languages                        towards a BA or a number of other University
                                                                                                              of Auckland degrees.
• journalism                                       • four courses, including at least two at more
• management and administration                      advanced levels                                          If you complete the certificate and decide not
• media                                                                                                       to continue with University study, you still gain
                                                   • part-time language study alongside study
                                                                                                              a formal University of Auckland qualification
• research and policy analysis                       for a degree (the certificate is the equivalent
                                                                                                              in recognition of your achievement.
• social services                                    of one semester of full-time study).
• tourism                                          Languages available: Chinese, Cook Islands                 The CertArts is not available to school leavers
                                                   Maori, Croatian, Egyptian, French, German,                 or international students.
• writing, editing and publishing.
                                                   Greek (Ancient), Italian, Japanese, Korean,
                                                   Latin, Māori, Polish, Russian, Samoan, Spanish,            Keen to find out more?
Interested in further study?                       Tongan. (Courses may not always be available
                                                                                                              Where to from here?                                   p55
After your BA there are many exciting              in all languages.)
possibilities for advanced study and                                                                          How do you get in?                                    p56
independent research. These include:
                                                   Certificate in Arts                                        What will it cost?                                    p66
• Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BA(Hons))            If you are interested in Arts subjects, but unsure         Dates to remember                                     p73
• Master of Arts (MA)                              about committing yourself to a university degree,
                                                   you could choose to do a Certificate in Arts               Contact the Faculty of Arts for a faculty
• Doctor of Philosophy.                            (CertArts).                                                undergraduate prospectus.
                                                                                                              Phone: 0800 61 62 63 or
We also offer postgraduate qualifications in       The programme involves:
                                                                                                              +64 9 373 7599 ext 85060
specialist areas such as international relations   • one or two BA subjects                                   If calling from overseas: +64 9 308 2386
and human rights, public policy, language
                                                   • four courses                                             Email: arts@auckland.ac.nz
teaching, translation and interpreting, screen
                                                                                                              www.arts.auckland.ac.nz
production and creative writing.                   • one semester of full-time study (part-time
                                                     study is also available).
Diploma in Languages
If you want to study foreign languages, the
Diploma in Languages (DipLang) is another
option. You can study one or two languages for
the diploma at the same time as you study for
any degree (including the BA) and graduate
with an additional qualification. You’ll acquire
knowledge of languages and cultures that will
enrich your other studies and broaden your
skills for future careers.
The programme involves:
• the study of one or two languages
• eight courses, including at least four at more
  advanced levels
• part-time language study alongside study
  for a degree (the diploma is the equivalent
  of one year of full-time study).
Languages available: Chinese, Cook Islands
Maori, Croatian, Egyptian, French, German,           “It wasn’t hard for me to pick the conjoint degree I did. At high school I had excelled in the humanities and
                                                     language subjects, and I knew I definitely wanted to continue at least one of my languages. Political Studies
Greek (Ancient), Italian, Japanese, Korean,
                                                     was an obvious choice because of my involvement in Model United Nations advocacy at high school.
Latin, Māori, Polish, Russian, Samoan, Spanish,
Tongan. (Courses may not always be available         “I enjoy my Arts subjects immensely. I love French studies because the classes are small and intimate and I
in all languages.)                                   feel like I’ve really had a chance to connect with other students and the lecturers.

                                                     “There is something special about becoming fluent in another language, as along with it comes a wealth of
Certificate in Languages                             knowledge and appreciation for another culture. I was fortunate to travel to Lyon, France as part of a study
                                                     abroad programme organised by the School of European Languages and Literatures. The experience of
The Certificate in Languages (CertLang) is           living in university accommodation with other French students and becoming confident enough to socialise
another way you can take language courses            with others in a foreign culture and context was exhilarating.
alongside your study for any degree. You can
                                                     “The University of Auckland has been very generous in supporting my academic endeavours and has made
acquire some knowledge of another language
                                                     my university experience an awesome one.”
and add depth to your other studies. You will
also have your study recognised through the          Elizabeth Chan is studying for a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws conjoint.
award of an additional qualification.


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           Business and Information Management
           Year after year, surveys tell us that employers are looking for graduates with expertise in more than one
           area of business, particularly those with skills in information technology and information management.
           The Bachelor of Business and Information Management (BBIM) answers the growing demand for such
           graduates. This innovative double major degree gives you the freedom to major in either Accounting or
           Marketing, combining that with a major in Information Management.

           Quick facts – BBIM                                     Sample BBIM degree structure                          Interested in further study?

                                                                            7 1
                                                                                                                        BBIM graduates have a sound base for
           Full-time: 3 years                                     Year 1
                                                                                                                        advanced study in a professional or
           Point per degree: 360                                                                                        educational setting. Graduate and
           Taught at: City Campus                                 Year 2
                                                                            3 2                                         postgraduate programmes include Bachelor
                                                                                                                        of Commerce (Honours) (BCom(Hons)),
           Majors: Information Management and either
           Accounting or Marketing                                Year 3
                                                                            2 3 3                                       Graduate Diploma in Commerce
                                                                                                                        (GradDipCom), Postgraduate Diploma in
           Application closing date: 8 December 2010
                                                                           Core courses                                 Commerce (PGDipCom) and the Master of
           Classes start: 28 February 2011                                                                              Commerce (MCom), and Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                           Major courses – Accounting                   (PhD).
           Highlights                                                      or Marketing
                                                                           Major courses – Information                    For information about the pathways to becoming
           • Learn the latest in information management,                   Management                                     a Chartered Accountant please refer to the
             e-commerce, emerging technologies,                                                                           Business School undergraduate prospectus.
                                                                           General Education courses
             research and information retrieval skills.
           • Develop effective oral and written                                                                         Keen to find out more?
             communication skills, problem solving skills,        Choose your career
             project management and team working                  The breadth of the BBIM means all sorts               Where to from here?                               p55
             abilities.                                           of careers are open to you, from accounting           How do you get in?                                p56
                                                                  to information technology, management
           • The Business School is accredited by a                                                                     What will it cost?                                p66
                                                                  consultancy or marketing – both in the public and
             number of professional bodies, including
                                                                  private sectors in New Zealand and overseas.          Dates to remember                                 p73
             efmd EQUIS, AACSB International, NZICA
             and CPA Australia.                                                                                         Contact the Business Student Centre for a
                                                                  Other pathways into the programme                     Business School undergraduate prospectus.
           What you’ll be studying                                If you are over 20 and don’t have an entrance
                                                                                                                        Phone: 0800 61 62 63 or
           In the first year you will:                            qualification but would like to study Business,
                                                                                                                        +64 9 373 7599 ext 87186
                                                                  you can enrol in the New Start programme
           • take courses in a number of topics including                                                               Email: comenquiry@auckland.ac.nz
                                                                  (refer to p65). Other pathways include the
             Business, Accounting Information,                                                                          www.business.auckland.ac.nz
                                                                  Aspiration to Business scheme and the Mäori
             Management and Business Law.                         and Other Polynesian Students Admission
                                                                  Scheme (MOPAS).
           In subsequent years you will:
           • combine the study of a major in Information                                                              “The idea of an integrated double major really
             Management with a second major in either                                                                 intrigued me – where both majors played off one
             Accounting or Marketing                                                                                  another and were constantly linked throughout the
                                                                                                                      degree. It also allowed me to aspire to become a
           • study two core courses in Project                                                                        chartered accountant through a new and more
             Management and Communications                                                                            relevant degree for today’s changing environment.
           • be invited to join the BCom(Hons)                                                                        “I really enjoyed the amount of teamwork that was
             programme if your results have been                                                                      involved in the BBIM – the ethic as a result of the
             consistently strong.                                                                                     work involved was great, and really helped to build
                                                                                                                      character and strength in a team situation. I also
           In your final year you will complete a                                                                     enjoyed the balance of work and play – there was
           challenging team-based project. The outputs will                                                           always something going on and new people to meet.
           provide you with a portfolio of work that you can                                                          “A highlight for me was the capstone project in my
           use to demonstrate and showcase your skills to                                                             final semester. It was very challenging and
           potential employers.                                                                                       encouraged me to use everything I had learnt in my
                                                                                                                      degree. It allowed me and my group to really test
                                                                                                                      our entrepreneurial mindset and skills.

                                                                                                                      Laith Al-Jawad completed a Bachelor of Business
                                                                                                                      and Information Management majoring in
                                                                                                                      Accounting and Information Management.




26 | The University of Auckland - 2011 Undergraduate Prospectus
Commerce
The emphasis of the Commerce (BCom) degree is on flexibility: providing you with a wide range
of business majors that may be combined in a double major. Develop your intellectual curiosity and
analytical ability while gaining the knowledge essential for your future career. Your BCom will equip you
with first class communication, teamwork and leadership skills, as well as cross-cultural understanding.


Quick facts – BCom                               • study two courses from the General              Keen to find out more?
                                                   Education schedule
Full-time: 3 years                                                                                 Where to from here?                                  p55
                                                 • be invited to join the Bachelor of Commerce
Points per degree: 360                                                                             How do you get in?                                   p56
                                                   (BCom(Hons)) programme if your results
Taught at: City Campus                             have been consistently strong.                  What will it cost?                                   p66
Majors: 11 different majors
                                                 Sample BCom degree structure                      Dates to remember                                    p73
Application closing date: 8 December 2010
Classes start: 28 February 2011                                                                    Contact the Business Student Centre for a
Conjoint combinations: Arts, Engineering,
                                                 Year 1
                                                           7 1                                     Business School undergraduate prospectus.
Health Sciences, Law, Music, Property, Science
                                                 Year 2    1 3 3 1                                 Phone: 0800 61 62 63 or
                                                                                                   +64 9 373 7599 ext 87186
Highlights
                                                           1 3 3 1
                                                                                                   Email: comenquiry@auckland.ac.nz
                                                 Year 3                                            www.business.auckland.ac.nz
• With 66 different double major
  combinations you have the flexibility to
                                                          Core courses
  create your own individualised programme.
                                                          Elective courses
• The Business School is accredited by efmd
                                                          Major 1 courses
  EQUIS, AACSB International, NZICA and
  CPA Australia.                                          Major 2 courses
                                                          General Education courses
Majors
You can study for a single or double major,      Choose your career
however a double major is strongly               The BCom degree leads to a variety of career
recommended.                                     options, including accountant, marketing
Accounting                                       manager, operations manager, tax adviser, trade
                                                 policy analyst and web applications developer.
Commercial Law
Economics
                                                 Other pathways into the programme
Finance
                                                 If you are over 20 and don’t have an
Information Systems                                                                                  “I hope that my qualification will open up
                                                 entrance qualification but would like to study
                                                                                                     opportunities for an exciting career in
International Business                           Commerce, you can enrol in the New Start            accounting and finance. Having a well-respected
International Trade                              programme (refer to p65).                           qualification internationally will help me become
Management                                                                                           a leader as I progress through my career.
                                                 Other pathways include the Aspiration to
Marketing                                        Business scheme and the Mäori and Other             “I like the flexibility within the programme. After
                                                                                                     having a base provided in the first year, the
Operations and Supply Chain Management           Polynesian Students Admission Scheme
                                                                                                     University provided a diverse range of topics
Taxation                                         (MOPAS). For selection criteria, see the            which I tailored to suit my needs.
                                                 Business School undergraduate prospectus.
                                                                                                     “I was fortunate to be selected to compete in a
What you’ll be studying                                                                              management case competition at McGill
In the first year you will:
                                                 Interested in further study?                        University in Montreal, where I was able to
                                                 Graduate and postgraduate programmes                compete with some of the best students from
• take a broad range of courses in core          include Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)              around the world.
  subjects including Accounting, Economics,      (BCom(Hons)), Graduate Diploma in                   “The most enjoyable aspects for me are the
  Commercial Law and Information Systems.        Commerce (GradDipCom), Postgraduate                 challenges I face daily – there is always
                                                 Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) and the              something new and exciting. Because of this I
Over the next two years you will:                                                                    feel a real sense of achievement at the end of
                                                 Master of Commerce (MCom), and Doctor of
• have the choice of studying up to two          Philosophy (PhD).                                   each day.”
  courses from outside the Commerce                                                                  Brent Matuschka is studying for a Bachelor
                                                  For information about the pathways to becoming
  schedule as well as the required number of                                                         of Commerce (Honours) and a Bachelor of
                                                  a chartered accountant please refer to the
  courses from your chosen major(s)                                                                  Laws conjoint.
                                                  Business School undergraduate prospectus.




                                                                                                          2011 Undergraduate Prospectus - The University of Auckland | 27
           Dance Studies
           The Dance Studies Programme provides a world-class education in dance studies. Our teachers are
           nationally and internationally recognised choreographers, artists and academics, who are skilled
           in developing dance students to their full potential. The Bachelor of Dance Studies* offers you the
           opportunity to fully develop your physical and intellectual prowess. You will gain skills, networks and
           attitudes that will tranform your view of dance and enable you to build a sustainable career.


           Quick facts – BDanceSt                                 Sample BDanceSt degree structure*                   Keen to find out more?
           Full-time: 3 years
           Points per degree: 360
                                                                  Year 1     7 1                                      Where to from here?
                                                                                                                      How do you get in?
                                                                                                                                                                        p55
                                                                                                                                                                        p56
           Taught at: City Campus                                 Year 2     5 3                                      What will it cost?                                p66
           Application closing date: 1 October 2010
           Classes start: 28 February 2011
                                                                             or
                                                                                1 1 1                                 Dates to remember
                                                                                                                      Contact the NICAI Student Centre for a
                                                                                                                                                                        p73


           Highlights                                                        or
                                                                                3                                     National Institute of Creative Arts and
                                                                                                                      Industries undergraduate prospectus.
           • Holistic approach balancing practical and
             theoretical elements.
                                                                  Year 3     6 2                                      Phone: +64 9 373 7067
                                                                                                                      Email: info-creative@auckland.ac.nz
           • Working with leading dance professionals.                       or 1 1                                   www.creative.auckland.co.nz
           • Vibrant multicultural and creative
             environment.                                                    or
                                                                                2
           • Opportunities to perform in New Zealand
             and overseas.                                                 Core courses
                                                                           Optional Dance courses
           • Apply knowledge and practice in real
             community contexts.                                           Other courses offered by the University
                                                                           General Education courses

           What you’ll be studying                                *All courses for this degree are 15 points. The
           Through a range of stimulating courses in the          structure of this programme is subject to change.
           first year you will dance, articulate your ideas
           through choreography and writing, and work in
                                                                  Choose your career
           teams to solve problems and critically analyse
           dance practices.                                       Dance careers go beyond performing on
                                                                  stage. This dance degree encompasses a
           First-year courses cover:                              broad range of dance aspects. It will provide
                                                                  you with the platform to launch your career
           • choreography and contemporary dance
                                                                  and create your own pathway into specialised
           • dance history and analysis                           work such as dance education, community
           • ballet theory and practice                           dance, choreography and performance, dance
                                                                  journalism, dance administration or academic
           • dance education                                      research.                                             “I chose to study dance because it has always
                                                                                                                        been a true passion of mine, and I wanted to
           • dance kinesiology
                                                                                                                        expand my vocabulary in dance and the
           • kaupapa höu and kapa haka                            Interested in further study?                          performing arts. NICAI’s Dance Studies
                                                                  A BDanceSt qualification can lead on to the           Programme stood out to me above all other
           • Pacific music and dance
                                                                  Postgraduate Diploma in Creative and                  dance studies options in New Zealand.
           • at least one General Education course                Performing Arts (PGDipCPA) and to the Master
                                                                                                                        “I have discovered so much more about
             is recommended in the first year.                    of Creative and Performing Arts (MCPA), (both
                                                                                                                        dance … And I have developed skills in many
                                                                  one-year programmes) and then on to a PhD.
           Over the next two years you will:                                                                            different styles, such as ballet, Brazilian,
                                                                                                                        contemporary, and many more. My skills in
           • learn and practise dance techniques and                                                                    choreography and impromptu performance
             skills at a more advanced level and develop                                                                have developed dramatically too. When I
             your knowledge of its cultural underpinnings                                                               graduate, I want to continue to dance, work
                                                                                                                        towards becoming a professional
           • take additional courses from Music, Arts or
                                                                                                                        choreographer and hopefully work overseas.”
             other subject areas to suit your interests
             and needs.                                                                                                 Courtney Graham is studying for the Bachelor
                                                                                                                        of Performing Arts (BPerfArts) – Dance Studies.
           *Formerly known as the Bachelor of Performing Arts
           (BPerfArts)


28 | The University of Auckland - 2011 Undergraduate Prospectus
Education/Teaching
Teaching is a rewarding, dynamic career that offers flexibility, job security and opportunities for
travel. It’s a chance to share the subjects and interests you love, and an opportunity to really make
a difference in the education of our young people. There is an ongoing demand for qualified and
enthusiastic teachers both in New Zealand and overseas.

Bachelor of Education                                 What you’ll be studying                                    Sample BEd (Tchg) degree structure
(Teaching)                                            In the first year you will:

Quick facts – BEd (Tchg)                              • be introduced to the New Zealand
                                                                                                                 Year 1       8
                                                                                                                              3 4 1
                                                        curriculum and the special requirements of
Full-time: 3 years                                      teaching within your area of specialisation              Year 2
(part-time study options also available)
Points per degree: 360
                                                      • work alongside experienced teachers during
                                                        your practical placements to gain an
                                                                                                                 Year 3       3 1 4
Specialisations: Early Childhood Education,             understanding of teaching and the learning
Pasifika Early Childhood Education, Primary,            environment.                                                       Core courses – Stage I
            –
Huarahi Maori                                                                                                              Core courses – Stage II
                                                      In subsequent years you will:
Taught at: Epsom and Tai Tokerau Campuses,                                                                                 Core courses – Stage III
                                                      • conduct more advanced study of educational
Manukau Institute of Technology and by                  theory and practice via tutorials, lectures                        Elective courses
flexible learning mode*                                 and group work                                                     General Education courses
Application closing date: 1 December 2010
                                                      • gain further practical experience working                 The faculty also offers a three-year Diploma of
(late applications may be considered
                                                        in schools or centres in your area of                     Teaching (Early Childhood Education). This is the
depending on available places)
                                                        specialisation                                            minimum qualification required to teach in an
Classes start: 28 February 2011                                                                                   early childhood setting. A Pasifika specialisation
                                                      • take one course from the General Education
                                                                                                                  is also offered.
*Not all specialisations are offered at Tai Tokerau     schedule.
Campus and at The University of Auckland at the
Manukau Institute of Technology. Flexible learning
mode available for Early Childhood Education only.

Highlights

• A quality suite of teacher education
  programmes backed by a faculty with
  extensive research-led expertise and a
  history of delivering outstanding
  professional education.

• Choose your specialisation depending on
  your area of interest. Early Childhood
  Education (ECE) or Pasifika ECE will qualify
  you to teach in early childhood centres,
  including those with a Pacific focus. Primary
  or Huarahi Mäori will qualify you to teach in
  primary and intermediate schools. Huarahi
  Mäori also qualifies you to teach in bilingual
  and Mäori medium settings.

• Programmes combine a strong combination
  of theory and practical experience in
  schools/centres so you are better prepared
  to teach.

• TeachNZ scholarships may be offered for               “Learning to balance life and student life is an enjoyable challenge for me. I decided on my degree because
  selected areas of teaching where there is             I see a lot of potential in all students and I want them to see they can achieve anything if they put their
                                                        hearts and effort into it.
  highest need.
                                                        “The best thing about this programme is that the topics we study are so relevant to the field of teaching.
 The Faculty of Education also offers the Bachelor      Practicum is a good opportunity to use what we have learnt by putting it into action.
 of Physical Education (see p43).                       “I have also enjoyed being the Students’ Association Pasifika representative and meeting so many people
                                                        who have helped me with my studies. The environment at The University of Auckland is very friendly
                                                        and supportive.”

                                                        Amelia Finau Petelo Makalio is studying for a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) specialising in primary
                                                        teaching.



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           Education/Teaching
           Other pathways into these
           programmes
           The Faculty of Education offers two specialist
           foundation programmes for prospective
           students who do not meet the academic entry
           criteria or who wish to gain further confidence
           before starting tertiary study. Successful
           completion of either of these certificates
           allows admission to The University of Auckland
           for Faculty of Education undergraduate
           programmes, provided all other additional
           requirements are met.

           • Foundation Certificate Education: a
             one-year programme specifically designed to
             prepare you for study in teacher education or
             social services. The programme focuses on
             developing your learning and study skills and
             introduces you to the tertiary study
             environment.

           • Foundation Certificate Tohu Tüäpapa
             Mätauranga: a one-year programme for
                                                                  • Qualifies you to teach after just one year         Interested in the disciplines
                                                                    of full-time study.
             students who wish to develop their te reo                                                                 that inform education?
             Mäori and tikanga Mäori proficiency and              • Learn the latest teaching techniques and           If you’re not looking to gain a teaching
             knowledge while gaining essential study                theories, and how to apply them in practice.       qualification you can study how other
             skills for future tertiary study.                                                                         disciplines inform education by majoring or
                                                                  • Strong emphasis placed on practical
                                                                                                                       minoring in Education in the Bachelor of Arts
           Contact the faculty for further information.             experience in classrooms/centres allowing
                                                                                                                       (BA). Alternatively, you can select individual
                                                                    you to develop your own teaching skills and
                                                                                                                       education courses as part of the “other
           Graduate Diploma                                         gain an understanding of the school/centre
                                                                                                                       programme” option in other degrees. The BA
                                                                    environment.
           in Teaching                                                                                                 (Education) courses cover the history, sociology,
                                                                                                                       philosophy and politics of education, the
           Quick facts – GradDipTchg                               Note: To teach at secondary school level            psychology of development, learning and
                                                                   you will need to have taken, as part of your
                                                                                                                       teaching, and Mäori and Pasifika views on
           Full-time: 1 year                                       undergraduate degree, sufficient courses in a
                                                                                                                       education. For more information on the
           (part-time study options also available)                subject taught in New Zealand secondary schools
                                                                   (eg, if you want to become an English teacher you
                                                                                                                       Bachelor of Arts, see p24.
           Points per programme: 120-160, depending
                                                                   will need to have included sufficient courses in
           on specialisation                                       English as part of your undergraduate degree).      Keen to find out more?
           Specialisations: Early Childhood Education
           (ECE), Primary, Secondary                                                                                   Where to from here?                         p55
                                                                  Choose your career
           Taught at: Epsom Campus, Tai Tokerau                                                                        How do you get in?                          p56
                                                                  Graduates of our teaching programmes
           Campus, Manukau Institute of Technology*                                                                    What will it cost?                          p66
                                                                  typically go on to teach in schools/centres in
           Application closing date: 1 November 2010              their area of specialisation (ECE, primary or
                                                                                                                       Dates to remember                           p73
           (late applications may be considered                   secondary teaching) both in New Zealand
           depending on available places)                         and overseas. The study of education can             Contact the Faculty of Education for a
           Classes start: Late January 2011 – ECE and             also lead to a range of other careers such as        Teaching brochure or a faculty undergraduate
           Primary. 28 February 2011 – Secondary                  planning and developing education policy,            prospectus.

           *All specialisations offered at Epsom Campus.
                                                                  human resources, research, educational               Phone: +64 9 623 8883
           ECE specialisation also offered by flexible learning   psychology, training and other educational           Email: education@auckland.ac.nz
           mode. Core courses in the Secondary specialisation     roles within organisations.                          www.education.auckland.ac.nz
           may be offered at The University of Auckland at
           Manukau Institute of Technology and at Tai Tokerau     Interested in further study?
           Campus depending on numbers.
                                                                  The Faculty of Education offers a range of
                                                                  postgraduate qualifications and professional
           Highlights
                                                                  development programmes for you to further
           • Designed for people who already have an              your learning and career. From a bachelors
             undergraduate degree and want to enter               degree you could go on to study at honours,
             into a career in teaching.                           graduate or postgraduate level and then on to
                                                                  masters and doctoral study.



30 | The University of Auckland - 2011 Undergraduate Prospectus
Engineering
The work of engineers has steadily improved our quality of life by providing safe drinking water,
power supply, sewage treatment, communications and transportation infrastructures. With a Bachelor
of Engineering (Honours) you can develop your creativity, technological and communication skills,
and become adept at problem-solving and project management. This internationally recognised degree
will give you the ability to make a real difference to future generations.

Quick facts – BE(Hons)                                        · engineering design                                     Choose your career
                                                              · engineering mechanics                                  You could be employed designing yachts,
Full-time: 4 years
                                                                                                                       building motorways, developing
Points per degree: 480                                        · materials science                                      telecommunications, or be responsible for
Taught at: City Campus                                        · mathematical modelling.                                maintaining power supplies and clean water.
Specialisations: Biomedical, Chemical and                                                                              The possibilities are endless.
                                                           You will also take one General Education
Materials, Civil (including Environmental),
Computer Systems, Electrical and Electronic,               course.
                                                                                                                       Interested in further study?
Engineering Science, Mechanical,                           In subsequent years (Parts II-IV) you will study            The Faculty of Engineering offers a number
Mechatronics, Software                                     courses from your chosen specialisation.                    of graduate and postgraduate qualifications
Application closing date: 8 December 2010                                                                              ranging from diploma to certificate, masters,
Classes start: 28 February 2011 and 18 July                Sample BE(Hons) degree structure                            and PhD degrees. Postgraduate study enables
2011                                                                                                                   students to extend their knowledge in
Conjoint combinations: Arts, Commerce,
Law, Property, Science
                                                           Part I
                                                                        7 1                                            engineering and gain specialist training.


 All successful applicants will gain entry into
                                                           Part II
                                                                        8                                              Keen to find out more?
 the BE(Hons) programme. The degree of BE(Hons)                                                                        Where to from here?                                    p55
 is awarded to those students who achieve a
 sufficiently high GPA in Parts II, III and IV. Students
                                                           Part III
                                                                        7 1                                            How do you get in?                                     p56

                                                                        4 4
 who successfully complete the programme and do
 not achieve a sufficiently high GPA to be awarded         Part IV                                                     What will it cost?                                     p66
 the honours degree will be awarded the BE degree.                                                                     Dates to remember                                      p73
                                                                      Core courses
                                                                                                                       Contact the Faculty of Engineering for a faculty
Highlights                                                            Specialisation courses                           undergraduate prospectus.
                                                                      Elective courses
• Degree has a good balance of theory and                                                                              Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 88120
                                                                      General Education course                         Email: engineering-enquiries@auckland.ac.nz
  practice.
                                                                                                                       www.engineering.auckland.ac.nz
• Opportunities to work on real-life projects.

• Hands-on approach to problem solving.

• Access to unique research and study facilities.

• Receive world-class teaching.

• Degree specialisations are accredited by the
  Institution of Professional Engineers New
  Zealand (IPENZ) making your degree
  internationally recognised.

• High earning capacity.

• High achievers can apply for the
  Accelerated Pathway programme and
  complete their degree over three years.
                                                              “I chose The University of Auckland because it has a great reputation. When I was at high school I
                                                              attended Enginuity Day, which shows girls what a career in engineering would be like. I was really
What you’ll be studying
                                                              impressed with the people and facilities.
In the first year (Part I) you will study a broad
                                                              “There was a very social feeling to engineering and I made some amazing friends. The staff were also
base of engineering and professional                          great, and happy to give advice and answer questions.
fundamentals:
                                                              “I really liked the practical side of engineering which allowed me to apply my knowledge of calculus
  · electrical and digital systems                            and physics and not just study theory all the time. One of the highlights was my fourth year project
                                                              where I modelled tsunami waves in a flume I designed. I got to test the waves and look at the impact
  · engineering biology and chemistry                         forces it produced. It was great to be independent and have a lot of control over the design of my
                                                              project and where I wanted to take it.”
  · engineering computation and software
                                                              Lena Kelly completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) majoring in Civil Engineering.
    development


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           Fine Arts
           Contemporary art keeps our communities vibrant by encouraging healthy debate and change. Elam
           School of Fine Arts (Elam) is a stimulating place to study. Vibrant, creative and diverse, Elam offers
           a broad range of art and design activities supported in an interdisciplinary studio environment. In
           the Bachelor of Fine Arts programme you will learn alongside likeminded students and be taught by
           world-class professional artists and academics.

            Quick facts – BFA                                     Quick facts – BFA(Hons)                              (MFA). The BFA(Hons) leads straight into the
                                                                                                                       MFA. Elam also offers doctoral programmes
           Full-time: 4 years                                     Full-time: 1 year (after completion of 3 years       on completion of the MFA. oro
           Points per degree: 480                                 of full-time BFA study)
           Taught at: City Campus                                 Points per degree: 480                               Keen to find out more?
           Application closing date: 1 October 2010               Taught at: City Campus
                                                                                                                       Where to from here?                             p55
           Classes start: 28 February 2011                        Application closing date: 8 December 2010
                                                                                                                       How do you get in?                              p56
           Conjoint combinations: Arts (BA/BFA)                   Programme starts: 28 February 2011
                                                                  Conjoint combinations: Arts (BA/BFA(Hons))           What will it cost?                              p66
           Highlights                                                                                                  Dates to remember                               p73
                                                                  If you have successfully completed BFA Part III
           • Vibrant studio-based learning environment            you may be eligible to apply for entry into the      Contact the NICAI Student Centre for a
             and emphasis on creative thinking.                   BFA(Hons) for your fourth year of study. The         National Institute of Creative Arts and
                                                                  BFA(Hons) is predominantly a studio-based            Industries undergraduate prospectus.
           • Well-known practising artists and designers          programme focused on artistic or related
             on staff.                                                                                                 Phone: +64 9 373 7067
                                                                  outcomes in a wide range of studio disciplines.
                                                                                                                       Email: info-creative@auckland.ac.nz
           • Well-designed studios and practical                                                                       www.creative.auckland.ac.nz
             workshops.                                           Sample BFA and BFA(Hons) degree
                                                                  structure
           • Excellent digital media equipment.

           • Access to the outstanding Fine Arts Library.
                                                                  Part I
                                                                               2 2 2
                                                                               2 2 1 1
           • George Fraser Gallery and projectspace               Part II
             B431 which provides a dedicated student
             and staff exhibition space.
                                                                  Part III
                                                                               2 2 1 1
           What you’ll be studying
           In the first year you will:
                                                                  Part IV
                                                                               2 or 1
           • study a range of art and design forms and                       Core courses (15 points)
             media
                                                                             Core courses (30 points)                    “I chose to study Fine Arts at Elam as I
           • learn to interpret your ideas through                           Core courses (60 points)                    enjoyed studying art at high school and
             drawing and graphic representation                              Other courses from an approved list         I wasn’t sure what I would do if I wasn’t
                                                                                                                         doing something creative.
           • solve visual communication problems                             (15 points)
                                                                             Studio research project for BFA (Hons)      “Elam is teaching me how to make art within
           • communicate ideas through in-depth                                                                          a contemporary context, to think critically and
                                                                             (120 points)
             personal research and investigation.                                                                        to communicate clearly. When I graduate I
                                                                             General Education courses (15 points)       plan to work as a practising artist, both in
           In subsequent years you will:                                                                                 New Zealand and internationally. I would also
                                                                                                                         like to go on to postgraduate study and gain
           • further develop your understanding of fine           Choose your career                                     a Master of Fine Arts at some point.”
             arts and design through interdisciplinary
                                                                  Artist, graphic designer, art educator, creative       Mei Cooper is studying for the Bachelor of Fine
             studio-based instruction
                                                                  director in an agency, film director, illustrator,     Arts (BFA).
           • gain both a practical and theoretical                commercial photographer, arts writer, art critic,
             understanding of your creative art                   animator, exhibition designer, art curator, art
             and design work                                      gallery director and many others in an
                                                                  expanding world of art and design industries.
           • study two courses from the General
             Education schedule
                                                                  Interested in further study?
           • have the opportunity to apply for the                A BFA and BFA(Hons) can lead on to a number
             Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) (BFA (Hons))         of higher degrees within Elam. The BFA leads
             programme for your fourth year of study.             into the Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts
                                                                  (PGDipFA) and then the Master of Fine Arts



32 | The University of Auckland - 2011 Undergraduate Prospectus
Health Sciences
The Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) is a public health degree that prepares graduates for a broad
range of health-related careers. The programme focuses on socio-economic and behavioural factors
affecting health and health provision, the role governments play in determining health policy, how
health systems function, and the biological and social bases of ill-health in our communities.


Quick facts – BHSc                               Sample BHSc degree structure                                 Choose your career
                                                                                                              A career in public health could lead to work
Full-time: 3 years
Points per degree: 360
                                                 Year 1     5 2 1                                             with district health boards, non-governmental
                                                                                                              and governmental health agencies, and private
Taught at: City and Tamaki Campuses              Year 2     5 1 2                                             healthcare providers.
Application closing date: 8 December 2010
Classes start: 28 February 2011                  Year 3     8                                                 Interested in further study?
                                                                                                              The School of Population Health offers a
Conjoint combinations: Arts, Commerce,
Law, Nursing                                              Core courses (15 points)                            range of postgraduate programmes including
                                                                                                              honours and two masters programmes and
                                                          Elective courses (15 points)
Highlights                                                                                                    a PhD. Students with a conjoint degree are
                                                          Option courses (15 points)                          also eligible for postgraduate study in their
• A unique non-clinical programme that                    General Education courses (15 points)               chosen discipline.
  provides a multidisciplinary understanding
  of health, healthcare and health services      If you want to be considered for Medicine you                Other pathways into the programme
  in New Zealand.                                must complete a total of eight courses in the
                                                                                                              Mature students with degrees or partially
                                                 first year of the BHSc. Your first year must
• Provides an understanding of the biological,   include the following as your approved elective              completed tertiary qualifications may apply
                                                 courses:                                                     under the Faculty of Medical and Health
  social and behavioural bases of the western
                                                                                                              Sciences’ alternative admissions scheme.
  medical system as preparation for a career     • Biology for Biomedical Science – Cellular
  in the health sector and related industries.     Processes and Development (BIOSCI 107)                     Mäori or Pacific descendants who would
                                                                                                              like to bridge the gap between secondary
• The first year of this programme provides      • Chemistry of the Living World (CHEM 110)
                                                                                                              studies and university can apply for admission
  an entry route into undergraduate clinical     You must also complete one General Education                 through the Mäori and Pacific Admissions
  programmes.                                    course or an additional course of your choice if             Scheme (MAPAS) into the Hikitia te Ora –
                                                 you are exempt from General Education.                       Certificate in Health Sciences.
What you’ll be studying
In the first year you will:

• focus on the health of populations with
  courses such as Health and Society, Health
  Systems, and Population Health.

In the second year and beyond you will:

• complete a number of core courses and
  select from a range of option courses to
  focus your degree. Topics include Mäori
  Health, Pacific Health, Asian Health, Health
  Care Ethics, Research Methods, Health
  Informatics, Health Promotion, Nutrition
  and Environmental Health.




                                                   “While I was always passionate about health, I was uncertain about exactly which area of health I was
                                                   interested in. The Bachelor of Health Science opens all doors to the health sector. I have now decided I want to
                                                   work in health promotion to create and implement programmes that address and reduce health inequalities.

                                                   “I loved how inclusive this degree was. We took such a broad range of papers and learnt about health from
                                                   so many different perspectives. It was inspiring that the lecturers were passionate about health and the
                                                   papers they taught.

                                                   “I chose to study at The University of Auckland because it has such a prestigious standing and I wanted to
                                                   ensure my degree would be recognised world-wide.”

                                                   Monique Palaone is studying for a Bachelor of Health Sciences.




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           Health Sciences
            –
           Maori and Pacific                                      What you’ll be studying                                   Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, or other
                                                                                                                            health-related programmes offered by allied
           Admissions Scheme (MAPAS)                              During this one-year study programme you will:
                                                                                                                            tertiary institutions.
           The MAPAS scheme provides entry for Mäori              • be introduced to concepts in physics,
           and Pacific students to study Health Sciences,           chemistry, population health, human                     Keen to find out more?
           Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy as well as the               biology, Mäori health, Pacific health and
           Certificate in Health Sciences (CertHSc). This is        mathematics                                             Where to from here?                               p55
           an integral part of the faculty’s commitment to
                                                                  • learn academic and professional skills, such            How do you get in?                                p56
           the Treaty of Waitangi and to Vision 20:20, an
           initiative that aims to increase the number of           as note-taking, time management, report
                                                                                                                            What will it cost?                                p66
           Mäori and Pacific graduates across the health            writing and critical thinking.
                                                                                                                            Dates to remember                                 p73
           professions.
                                                                  All topics are intended to encourage your
                                                                  confidence and your own, independent                      For further enquiries contact the Faculty of
           The initiative includes the Whakapiki Ake                                                                        Medical and Health Sciences:
           recruitment programme which engages                    learning.
           secondary students to promote health as a                                                                        Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 84888
           career and entry into the Hikitia Te Ora –             Where can the programme take you?                         Email: fmhs@auckland.ac.nz
           Certificate in Health Sciences for which fees          Successfully completing the Hikitia Te Ora –              www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz
           support is available for Māori students.               CertHSc will mean that you’re eligible to apply           For a faculty undergraduate prospectus phone
                                                                  for entry into the University’s healthcare                0800 61 62 63.
           MAPAS also provides academic and pastoral              programmes including Health Sciences,
           support to students. Activities include a freshers
           camp/wānanga, tutorials, homework centres,
           study weeks/weekends, regular cohort
           meetings and completion ceremonies.

           Contact the faculty for more information, or
           visit www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/mapas


           Hikitia Te Ora – Certificate in
           Health Sciences
           The Certificate in Health Sciences (CertHSc)
           prepares people of Mäori and Pacific descent
           for tertiary study in the health professions.
           It is designed to bridge the gap between
           secondary school studies and university,
           particularly for mature students wanting to
           pursue a career in health.

           Quick facts
           – HIKITIA TE ORA – CertHSc
           Full-time: 1 year
           Points per degree: 120
           Taught at: Grafton and Tamaki Campuses
           Application closing date: 8 December 2010
           Classes start: 28 February 2011
                                                                    “The most rewarding thing for me during my year studying for the Hikitia Te Ora – Certificate in Health
                                                                    Sciences, was seeing how much knowledge I gained in what seemed like a short period of time.
           Highlights
                                                                    “The course was really helpful - I did calculus and engineering type subjects at high school, but not
           • Designed especially for Mäori and Pacific              biology and sciences, so it was good to get the understanding I needed to undertake the Bachelor of
             students who require extra learning in                 Health Sciences. It has given me the confidence to work on my goal of becoming a GP.
             science-related topics necessary for ongoing
                                                                    “A highlight for me was the amount of support we received from the tutors and lecturers who made
             success in courses offered by the Faculty of
                                                                    themselves available. It really helped me settle into University life.
             Medical and Health Sciences.
                                                                    “I was brought up going to the marae, so the Māori/Pacific influence made the course comfortable and
           • Learn via a combination of lectures,                   easy to get into – it made it feel safer too. The wananga weekend we had on the University marae was
             tutorials, lab sessions and self-directed study        also a lot of fun.
             within a culturally safe environment that’s
                                                                    “I would definitely recommend this course, and studying at The University of Auckland, to others. My
             committed to your success.
                                                                    experience has been great.”
           • Meet a variety of Mäori and Pacific health
                                                                    Maihi Brown has completed a Hikitia Te Ora – Certificate in Health Sciences. He now plans to undertake
             professionals who will visit your programme            a Bachelor of Health Sciences.
             throughout the year.


34 | The University of Auckland - 2011 Undergraduate Prospectus
Human Services
The BHumServ programme allows you to specialise in one of the two high growth areas in human
services – youth work and disability support. Youth workers and disability support workers, particularly
at management level, are increasingly expected to have professional training and/or qualifications.
This programme is also ideal if you are a practitioner needing professional development or wanting to
gain a qualification to support your career development.

Quick facts – BHumServ                              Sample BHumServ degree structure                   Keen to find out more?
Full-time: 3 years
(part-time study options also available)
                                                    Year 1
                                                               5 3                                     Where to from here?
                                                                                                       How do you get in?
                                                                                                                                                            p55
                                                                                                                                                            p56
Points per degree: 360
Majors: Youth Work, Disability Studies
                                                    Year 2     4 3 1                                   What will it cost?                                   p66

Taught at: Epsom Campus
Application closing date: 1 December 2010
                                                    Year 3     4 3 1                                   Dates to remember                                    p73
                                                                                                       Contact the Faculty of Education for a Human
(late applications may be considered depending               Core courses                              Services brochure or a faculty undergraduate
on available places)                                         Courses from major                        prospectus.
Classes start: 28 February 2011                              General Education courses                 Phone: +64 9 623 8883
                                                                                                       Email: education@auckland.ac.nz
Highlights
                                                                                                       www.education.auckland.ac.nz
• Prepares you for working within a wide range
                                                    Choose your career
  of social/human service settings and to take on   A Youth Work major can lead you into working
  leadership roles. Your major gives you specific   with the Ministry of Youth Development, iwi
  skills and knowledge in your chosen area.         and Pacific community development, migrant
                                                    and refugee support, youth health, truancy,
• Develop a broad understanding and                 counselling, health education and alcohol and
  awareness of social, cultural and political       drug services.
  issues in New Zealand society.
                                                    A Disability Studies major could see you
• This programme is also suitable for people
                                                    working in government departments and
  who are already working in the field and it
                                                    ministries, private services and trusts
  may be possible to study while you work.
                                                    supporting disabled people, schools, tertiary
                                                    institutions, service providers (eg, IHC,
What you’ll be studying                             NZCCS, RNZFB) and mental health services.
In the first year you will:
                                                    You’ll also be qualified to work in a wide range
• study psychology and sociology for                of other social/human service settings.
  human services, human development,
  professional communication skills and begin
                                                    Interested in further study?
  studies in your chosen major of Youth Work
  or Disability Studies                             The University offers a range of programmes
                                                    at postgraduate certificate/diploma and
• begin your study of applied professional          masters level for you to further develop your
  practice, introducing you to the best ways of                                                          “I chose a Bachelor of Human Services because
                                                    skills and career. Programmes include the            I wanted to be a person within my community
  supporting people.                                Postgraduate Diploma in Professional                 who could help change the actions and
                                                    Supervision.                                         behaviours of youth, and provide them with
In subsequent years you will:
                                                                                                         positive life choices.
• build on your theoretical knowledge base          Other pathways into the programme
                                                                                                         “I enjoy the range of topics we study – from
• study courses such as leadership,                 There are two specialist one-year foundation         psychology to learning about the various
  management, mental health and policy              programmes available to help bridge you              adversities and situations youth face, and how
                                                    into this programme:                                 to deal with such events. I also enjoy the people
• if you specialise in Youth Work you will                                                               at the University. The range of cultures is
  take courses in counselling, culture, sexuality   • Foundation Certificate Education                   diverse and really interesting.
  and interpersonal violence. The Disability
                                                    • Foundation Certificate Tohu Tüäpapa
  Studies specialisation covers the sociology                                                            “Studying at The University of Auckland has
                                                      Mätauranga                                         given me the courage to be someone I am
  of disability, social psychology, families
                                                                                                         proud of, and being a student ambassador has
  and policy                                        These certificates focus on developing your          provided immense joy and privilege as it allows
• have opportunities to apply your learning         learning and study skills and introduce you to       me to get my opinion across and to represent
  in practice                                       the tertiary study environment. Contact the          my degree.”
                                                    faculty for further information.
• Study two courses from the General                                                                     Te Wai Barbarich is studying for a Bachelor of
  Education schedule, allowing you to pursue                                                             Human Services, majoring in Youth Work.
  interests outside your main field of study.

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           Law
           Law plays an important part in all areas of life. The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) offers a first-class
           education that can lead to a wide range of careers both inside and outside the legal profession.
           Through the study of law, you will gain a skill set that meets the high demands of any legal career,
           including analytical and research skills, knowledge of the law and its implications, social appreciation,
           public responsibility and communication skills.

           Quick facts – LLB                                      Over the next three years, for the LLB (Parts      Choose your career
                                                                  II-IV), you will:                                  Work in law firms, large and small, in
           Full-time: 4 years
                                                                  • study Criminal Law, Public Law, Law of Torts,    commerce, industry or the public sector within
           Points per degree: 480                                                                                    New Zealand or overseas.
                                                                    Law of Contract and Legal Research
           Taught at: City Campus
                                                                  • study Land Law, Equity, Jurisprudence, Legal
           Specialisations: Commercial Law, Criminal                                                                 Other pathways into the programme
           Law, Environmental Law, Family Law, Human                Ethics and Legal Research
                                                                                                                     If you don’t have an entrance qualification but
           Rights Law, International Law, Public Law or           • choose a broad range of elective courses or      would like to study law, you can enrol in The
           choose to generalise                                     courses according to your chosen                 University of Auckland Tertiary Foundation
           Application closing date: 1 December 2010                specialisation, and complete the requirements    Certificate or the New Start programme (p64).
           (Part II), 8 December 2010 (Part I)                      for Legal Research and even work with
           Classes start: 28 February 2011                          community groups.                                Interested in further study?
           Conjoint combinations: Arts, Commerce,                                                                    Top-performing students are invited into the
           Engineering, Health Sciences, Property, Science        Sample LLB single degree structure                 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at the end of their
                                                                                                                     second year of study.
             To be accepted into LLB(Part I), you must first be
             accepted into one other bachelor’s degree
                                                                  Part I
                                                                               2 5 1                                 Graduate and postgraduate programmes
             programme. If you wish to apply for a conjoint                                                          include the Graduate Certificate in Law
             programme you must make separate applications
             for your chosen bachelor’s degree and for
                                                                  Part II
                                                                               5                                     (GradCertLaw), Graduate Diploma in Law
                                                                                                                     (GradDipLaw), Postgraduate Certificate in Law
             LLB(Part I) in addition to an application for the
             conjoint programme. Graduates should consult
                                                                  Part III
                                                                               5 3*                                  (PGCertLaw), Master of Laws (LLM), Master of
                                                                                                                     Legal Studies (MLS), and Doctor of Philosophy.
             one of the student advisers in the Faculty of Law.
                                                                  Part IV
                                                                               1 8*                                  Keen to find out more?
           Highlights                                                        Core courses                            Where to from here?                               p55
           • Gain a quality law degree from                                  Courses from another degree
                                                                                                                     How do you get in?                                p56
             New Zealand’s leading law faculty.                              programme
                                                                             Elective courses                        What will it cost?                                p66
           • The largest range of advanced-level law
             courses and a wide range of conjoint                            General Education courses               Dates to remember                                 p73
             degrees.                                                                                                Contact the Faculty of Law for a faculty
                                                                  *The actual number of law elective courses taken   undergraduate prospectus.
           • The faculty’s Davis Law Library is the most
                                                                  depends on the points value of each.
             comprehensive law library in New Zealand.                                                               Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 85971
                                                                                                                     Email: undergradlaw@auckland.ac.nz
           What you’ll be studying                                                                                   www.law.auckland.ac.nz
           In the first year (Part I) you will:
                                                                                                                     “The challenges and depth of understanding gained
           • study LAW121G Law and Society*, in the
                                                                                                                     through studying law has been one of the highlights
             first semester
                                                                                                                     of my degree. I chose a mixture of commercial and
           • study LAW131 Legal Method in the second                                                                 non-commercial papers to push myself.
             semester, if you gain a C+ in LAW121G Law                                                               “I have had a passion for law and politics since a
             and Society                                                                                             young age – particularly Māori issues and public
           • take six other non-law courses for your other                                                           law. I’m the first in my family to study at
             bachelors degree programme.                                                                             university, and I thought Law School would be a
                                                                                                                     good place to gain skills that would not only
           *In addition to LAW121G, students must take one                                                           benefit myself, but inspire others in my whānau
           other General Education course, either as one of the
                                                                                                                     to see that university is attainable.
           six non-Law courses in the first year, or as an
           additional course in a later year.                                                                        “I was co-president of The University of Auckland
                                                                                                                     Māori Student Association and a tutor for Māori
             Entry into LLB Part II is limited and selection is
                                                                                                                     Society 130 taught by Dame Anne Salmond. I also
             based on LLB Part I results. Most students who
                                                                                                                     received the Ngarimu VC and 28th Māori
             gain entry continue studying conjoint degrees.
                                                                                                                     Battalion Undergraduate Scholarship.”
             The completion of two degree programmes generally
             takes five or more years. There is considerable                                                         Kingi Snelgar is studying for a Bachelor of Laws and
             flexibility when planning conjoint degrees.                                                             Bachelor of Arts conjoint.


36 | The University of Auckland - 2011 Undergraduate Prospectus
Medicine
The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) is a highly challenging, extremely
rewarding programme that will give you the medical knowledge, clinical and research skills, attitudes,
awareness and enthusiasm for pursuing a vocation in any field of medicine. You will learn how to
develop a rapport with patients from a diverse range of cultures as well as learning how to work
effectively with colleagues in other healthcare professions.

Quick facts – MBChB                                   • Biology for Biomedical Science: Cellular                     In the second year and beyond you will:
                                                        Processes and Development (BIOSCI 107)
Full-time: 6 years                                                                                                   • undertake the fundamentals of clinical
                                                      • Chemistry of the Living World (CHEM 110)                       practice – multidisciplinary courses on
Points per degree: 720
                                                                                                                       systems in the human body that help you
Taught at: Grafton Campus and at clinical             • Biology for Biomedical Science: Organ                          to acquire clinical and professional skills
sites throughout the upper North Island (travel         Systems (MEDSCI 142)
outside Auckland is mandatory)                                                                                       • experience clinical practice in context,
                                                      • Population Health (POPLHLTH 111)                               spending 30 weeks per year being rotated
Application closing date: 1 November 2010
                                                                                                                       through the various medical disciplines at
(Part II)
                                                      • General Education (or an additional course                     different clinical and community sites
Classes start: 28 Feburary 2011                         of your choice for students exempt from                        through the upper North Island
                                                        General Education)
To be eligible to apply, you must first complete                                                                     • experience practicums in hospital wards,
Year 1 of either the Bachelor of Health               • the remaining three courses specified in the                   outpatient clinics and the community, and
Sciences (see page 33) or the Bachelor of               regulations for the degree route you have                      play a part in caring for patients with
Science in Biomedical Science (see page 46),            chosen.                                                        diverse health problems
or have completed another degree approved
by the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.                                                                       • have the opportunity to undertake a
                                                      If you pass all eight courses and achieve a                      regional-rural year of medicine
The application closing date for Year 1 of
                                                      minimum B+ average (GPA 6.00) you will be
these programmes is 8 December 2010.                                                                                 • spend your final year preparing for the
                                                      eligible for consideration for entry to MBChB
                                                      Part II.                                                         workforce in a clinical environment.
 All applicants must complete UMAT in the year
 of application or the year immediately prior.
 Registration opens in April each year. For further
 details visit www.umatweb.acer.edu.au



Highlights

• A programme with strong emphasis on
  medical sciences, clinical and professional
  skills, and health of Mäori.

• A faculty with an international reputation
  for research and innovation.

• Unrivalled access to clinical environments
  thanks to the Faculty of Medical and Health
  Sciences’ close relationship with major New
  Zealand district health boards.

• A commitment to rural/regional and
  community-based health through the
  faculty’s network of health campuses in
  the upper North Island.

What you’ll be studying                                 “I’ve always wanted to study medicine. I love the challenge, the excitement of discovery, the ability to help
                                                        people and to change lives for the better.
For your first year of study, you must be
enrolled in either the Bachelor of Health               “The combination of science with real interaction is everything I’m looking for. It is a dynamic degree which
Sciences (BHSc) (see p32) or the Bachelor of            allows you to absorb knowledge then readily apply it in clinical and real situations.

Science (BSc) specialising in Biomedical Science        “I like the range of different methods for teaching. There is formal lecturing and integration of practical aspects,
(see p46).                                              both hands-on anatomy teaching via the cadaver, and clinical methods teaching with patients in hospital.

                                                        “I also like the medicine environment at The University of Auckland - there’s always plenty of organised
In the first year (Part I) of either the BHSc or
                                                        events and activities, allowing a balanced lifestyle. It is a lot of work, but very fun and rewarding at the
the BSc you will take eight courses, as follows:        same time.”

                                                        Cameron Schauer is studying for a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.



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           Medicine
           Sample MBChB degree structure

           Part I
                        7 1
           Part II
                        3 1 1 1
           Part III
                        4 2
           Part IV
                        1
           Part V
                        1
           Part VI      1
                      Core courses (15 points)
                      Core courses (20 points)
                      Core courses (25 points)
                      Core courses (30 points)
                      120 point courses in which you will
                      develop your medical knowledge, skills
                      and professional attitudes in                 “Originally I just wanted to study medicine to become a doctor – it was the prerequisite that would enable
                      a range of healthcare settings                me to help people in a hands-on manner. Becoming a good doctor is still my biggest goal, but I’ve
                      General Education courses (15 points)         realised that the path is just as important as the goal.

                                                                    “It’s exciting and rewarding to develop clinical skills and to learn about the biological, psychological and
                                                                    social aspects of health.
           Choose your career
           You might choose primary healthcare and work              “In the pre-clinical years most of the teaching is at Grafton Campus, which is great because you really
                                                                    get to know your classmates and professors – there is a real sense of community. We have very inspiring
           in general practice, or choose from a range of
                                                                    lecturers who are at the top in their field of research or clinical medicine, and who genuinely care about
           other specialist disciplines including
                                                                    their students’ progress.
           dermatology, emergency medicine, general
           medicine, geriatric medicine, gynaecology,               “One of the great things about studying medicine is that it opens up so many doors, and whatever you
           medical research and education, neurology,               choose to become, there will always be an opportunity to develop further and to give it your personal flair.
           obstetrics, oncology, paediatrics, pathology,            “I hope to do some work in the developing world and then become a paediatrician or rural GP here in
           psychiatry, public health, radiology and surgery.        New Zealand.”

                                                                    Sophia Wittchow is studying for a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.
           Interested in further study?
           The faculty offers a wide range of
           postgraduate programmes for doctors wishing            Certificate in Health Sciences (CertHSc). This              Keen to find out more?
           to further their interests, up to Doctor of            is an integral part of the faculty’s commitment
           Medicine or PhD.                                       to the Treaty of Waitangi and to Vision 20:20,              Where to from here?                                  p55
                                                                  an initiative that aims to increase the number
                                                                  of Mäori and Pacific graduates across the                   How do you get in?                                   p56
           Other pathways into the programme                      health professions. Contact the faculty for                 What will it cost?                                   p66
           Mature students with degrees may apply                 more information, or visit www.fmhs.auckland.
           under the Faculty of Medical Health Sciences’          ac.nz/mapas                                                 Dates to remember                                    p73
           alternative admissions scheme.                                                                                     For further enquiries contact the Faculty of
                                                                  Rural Origin Medical Preferential                           Medical and Health Sciences:
           Mäori or Pacific descendants who would like to
           bridge the gap between secondary studies and           Entry (ROMPE)                                               Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 84888
           university may apply for admission through the         Selection under this scheme is based on the                 Email: fmhs@auckland.ac.nz
           Mäori and Pacific Admissions Scheme (MAPAS)            applicant’s background and in particular                    www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz
           to the Certificate in Health Sciences (see p34).       the location of their pre-university education.             For a faculty undergraduate prospectus phone
                                                                                                                              0800 61 62 63.
                                                                  The criteria require applicants to have
           Special Entry Schemes                                  undertaken pre-secondary education while
           Mäori and Pacific Admissions                           living in a rural area, or have spent at least
                                                                  three years in a secondary school in a rural
           Scheme (MAPAS)
                                                                  area (in a town with a population of no more
           The MAPAS scheme provides entry for Mäori              than 20,000 people). Contact the faculty for
           and Pacific students to study Health Sciences,         more information, or visit www.fmhs.auckland.
           Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy as well as the             ac.nz/rompe


38 | The University of Auckland - 2011 Undergraduate Prospectus
Music
Music offers a myriad of study and career opportunities. Whether you want to be a music arranger, a
composer, a performer, a music journalist, or a community-based teacher of music, NICAI’s School of
Music provides the ideal artistic environment bursting with creative energy to help you develop your
talents to the full. The Bachelor of Music (BMus) degree programme offers a range of study options
whether your aspirations lie in the classical, contemporary or theoretical aspects of music.

Quick facts – BMus                                  • choose two courses from the General              Keen to find out more?
                                                      Education schedule.
Full-time: 3 years                                                                                     Where to from here?                                  p55
Points per degree: 360                              Sample BMus degree structure**                     How do you get in?                                   p56
Majors: Composition, History and Literature
                                                                                                       What will it cost?                                   p66
of Music, Jazz, Performance*, Popular Music
Taught at: City Campus
                                                    Year 1
                                                               6 2                                     Dates to remember                                    p73
Application closing date:
1 October 2010 – Jazz, Performance and
                                                    Year 2
                                                               3 2 1 2                                 Contact the NICAI Student Centre for a
                                                                                                       National Institute of Creative Arts and
Popular Music majors (Semester One intake),
8 December 2010 – Composition, History
                                                    Year 3
                                                               1 2 5                                   Industries undergraduate prospectus.

and Literature of Music majors,                                                                        Phone: +64 9 373 7067
1 May 2011 – Jazz, Performance and Popular                   Core courses                              Email: info-creative@auckland.ac.nz
Music majors (Semester Two intake)+                          Major courses                             www.creative.auckland.co.nz
Classes start: 28 February 2011 or 18 July                   Optional Music courses
2011
                                                             General Education courses
Conjoint combinations: Arts, Commerce,
Science                                             **This sample shows a possible Performance major
                                                    degree structure.
*Classical performance.
+only if places are available.
                                                    Choose your career
Highlights                                          As a School of Music graduate you will have
                                                    the relevant professional expertise for an
• High calibre teaching from a committed
  team of professionally active staff.              extensive range of career opportunities, both
                                                    at home and overseas. These may include
• Enhanced learning and performance                 arranging, composing, conducting, education,
  opportunities with many music groups.             music journalism, music therapy, performance,
• Opportunities to specialise in particular         radio/TV and the recording industry.
  instruments, aspects or genres of music.
• Meet and learn from international                 Interested in further study?
  musicians through our exciting visiting           A number of programmes await you if you
  artistes programme.                               wish to develop your skills at a postgraduate
                                                    level, including the Bachelor of Music
What you’ll be studying                             (Honours) (BMus(Hons)) or the Postgraduate
In the first year:                                  Diploma in Music (PGDipMus), then on to a
                                                    Master of Music (MMus) and a suite of
• develop essential music skills, while starting    doctoral programmes.
  to study in your major
• courses may include: Performance,                 Alternatively the Postgraduate Diploma in
  Musicianship, Music Analysis, Composition,        Creative and Performing Arts (PGDipCPA) and
  Arranging, Music Theory, Music Industry           the Master of Creative and Performing Arts
  Studies, Historical Studies in Music, Large       (MCPA) are one-year programmes specialising          “This degree, majoring in Popular Music, has
  and Small Music Ensembles, Jazz                   in Sound Recording and Design.                       helped me improve my skills and develop my
  Improvisation and Music Technology.                                                                    own unique sound. It has been an absolute
                                                                                                         privilege working with such a caring and
Second year and beyond:                                                                                  driven team of lecturers with the help of the
                                                                                                         head of department. I have found the
• focus on developing the techniques and
                                                                                                         talented and supportive peers I study with to
  skills of your major at a more advanced
                                                                                                         be a huge inspiration which has propelled me
  level and your knowledge of its historical
                                                                                                         much further than I could have imagined over
  and cultural underpinnings
                                                                                                         the programme.”
• choose other courses to suit your needs and
  interests, eg, electronic music and sonic arts,                                                        Janine Foster is studying for the Bachelor of
  music education, conducting, advanced music                                                            Music (BMus), majoring in Popular Music.
  industry studies, advanced improvisation


                                                                                                              2011 Undergraduate Prospectus - The University of Auckland | 39
           Nursing
           Healthcare is multifaceted; with no one discipline functioning in isolation. It’s vital that tomorrow’s
           nurses are educated in a multidisciplinary environment with extensive clinical experience. This is exactly
           what you’ll find in the Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs). During your study you will be involved in research-
           based projects and clinical practice blocks, both designed to develop your critical thinking and
           practical knowledge.

           Quick facts – BNurs                                       Care, Mäori and Pacific Health, Medical and        Interested in further study?
                                                                     Surgical Nursing, and Leadership in Nursing        Graduate and postgraduate options for
           Full-time: 3 years
                                                                  • gain clinical experience to underpin your           continuing your professional development
           Points per degree: 360                                                                                       include:
                                                                    knowledge
           Taught at: Grafton Campus
                                                                  • include in your integrated semester course          • Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) (BNurs(Hons))
           Application closing date: 8 December 2010
                                                                    studies in pharmacology, microbiology,              • Master of Nursing (MNurs)
           Classes start: 28 February 2011                          biological science, psychology, sociology and
                                                                    the humanities to support your nursing studies.     • Doctor of Philosophy.
           Highlights
                                                                  Sample BNurs degree structure                         Other pathways into the programme
           • Take a comprehensive combination of
             Nursing, Medical, Pharmacy and Health                                                                      Mature students and those with degrees or
             Sciences courses offered by the Faculty
                                                                  Part I       5 1 1                                    partially completed tertiary qualifications may
                                                                                                                        apply under the Faculty of Medical and Health
             of Medical and Health Sciences.
           • The degree reflects how the healthcare
                                                                  Part II      2                                        Sciences’ alternative admissions scheme.

             system operates, presenting a                                                                              Mäori or Pacific descendants who would like to
             multidisciplinary view of patient care.              Part III     2                                        bridge the gap between secondary studies and
                                                                                                                        university can apply for admission through the
           What you’ll be studying                                           Core courses (15 points)                   Mäori and Pacific Admissions Scheme (MAPAS).
           In the first year (Part I) you will:                              Core courses (30 points)
                                                                             Core courses (60 points)                    –
                                                                                                                        Maori and Pacific
           • be introduced to the subjects that will
             form the platform for your studies, including                   General Education courses (15 points)      Admissions Scheme (MAPAS)
             Biology for Biomedical Science, Population                                                                 The MAPAS scheme provides entry for Mäori
             Health, Behaviour, Health and Development,                                                                 and Pacific students to study Health Sciences,
                                                                  Choose your career
             and Nursing in Practice                                                                                    Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy as well as the
                                                                  You might find yourself working as a                  Certificate in Health Sciences (CertHSc). This
           • take one General Education course.                   community nurse, hospital nurse, mental               is an integral part of the faculty’s commitment
                                                                  health nurse, nurse educator, nurse manager,          to the Treaty of Waitangi and to Vision 20:20,
           In subsequent years (Parts II-III) you will:
                                                                  paediatric nurse or primary health care nurse.        an initiative that aims to increase the number
           • explore the different areas of nursing                                                                     of Mäori and Pacific graduates across the
             practice, including such topics as Mental                                                                  health professions. Contact the faculty for
             Health Nursing, Aged Care, Family Health                                                                   more information, or visit www.fmhs.auckland.
                                                                                                                        ac.nz/mapas
                                                                  “I chose to study at The University of Auckland
                                                                  because for me it offered the best nursing course
                                                                                                                        Keen to find out more?
                                                                  in New Zealand. It is recognised worldwide as well
                                                                                                                        Where to from here?                            p55
                                                                  as having access to top professors in their field.
                                                                                                                        How do you get in?                             p56
                                                                  “Eventually I want to work in an emergency
                                                                  department as it is very fast paced. But over the     What will it cost?                             p66
                                                                  next few years I want to study to become a nurse
                                                                  practitioner and be able to travel around the world   Dates to remember                              p73
                                                                  to help people in lower decile countries.
                                                                                                                        For further enquiries contact the Faculty of
                                                                  “The best thing about studying nursing is the         Medical and Health Sciences:
                                                                  placements. I really enjoyed the range of
                                                                  experiences – from working in mental health to        Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 84888
                                                                  surgical placements. The confidence and               Email: fmhs@auckland.ac.nz
                                                                  experience you gain from being hands-on in the        www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz
                                                                  hospital is unbelievable.                             For a faculty undergraduate prospectus phone
                                                                  “The staff are all very approachable if you need      0800 61 62 63.
                                                                  anything and support you 100% during your degree”

                                                                  MaryScot Thom is studying for a Bachelor of
                                                                  Nursing.




40 | The University of Auckland - 2011 Undergraduate Prospectus
Optometry
Optometrists play a crucial role in primary healthcare, examining the population’s eyes, diagnosing
vision problems, and providing treatment. The Bachelor of Optometry (BOptom) covers both clinical
optometry and vision science and involves the study of the basic physical and life sciences as they
relate to the visual system. You will also gain an extensive knowledge of optics, anatomy and physiology
of vision, ocular pharmacology, pathology and therapeutics, as well as immunology.

Quick facts – BOptom                                     • gain practical experience of examining and                  Interested in further study?
                                                           treating patients in one of the department’s                The optometry profession needs practitioners
Full-time: 4 years                                         clinics and during external placements.                     with research skills and experience. The three
Points per degree: 480                                                                                                 main postgraduate programmes are the
Taught at: City and Grafton Campuses                     Sample BOptom degree structure                                Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci),
Application closing date: 1 December 2010                                                                              the Master of Science (MSc) and the Doctor

Classes start: 28 February 2011
                                                         Part I
                                                                      5       1 1                                      of Philosophy (PhD).


                                                                      5       1 1
                                                                                                                       If you have an honours degree in Optometry
                                                         Part II
 School leavers cannot be directly admitted into the                                                                   from The University of Auckland, the MSc
 BOptom (Part I). To be eligible to apply, you must                                                                    option can be completed in one year of
 first complete set courses from the common year
 of the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science
                                                         Part III
                                                                      5       1*                                       full-time study.


                                                                      2       3* * Clinical.
 (or equivalent) or have completed another degree
 approved by the Faculty of Science.
                                                         Part IV                                                       Keen to find out more?
                                                                                                                       Where to from here?                                    p55
                                                                    Core courses (15 points)
Highlights                                                          Core courses (30 points)                           How do you get in?                                     p56

• New Zealand’s only BOptom degree                                  Core courses (45 points)                           What will it cost?                                     p66
  and one of only four Australasian degrees                         General Education courses (15 points)              Dates to remember                                      p73
  accredited by the Optometry Council of
  Australia and New Zealand.                                                                                           Contact the Faculty of Science for a faculty
• Develop communication, empathy and
                                                         Choose your career                                            undergraduate prospectus.
  problem-solving skills, particularly in                The majority of optometrists enter private                    Phone: 0800 61 62 63
  working with children, the elderly and the             practice, which offers regular hours and the                  Email: scifac@auckland.ac.nz
  partially sighted.                                     freedom to choose where to live and practise.                 www.science.auckland.ac.nz
                                                         Optometrists can also practise in hospitals and
• On graduation you can be accredited as
                                                         clinics, or work in industrial vision.
  a registered optometrist, able to diagnose
  and treat eye diseases in New Zealand and
  Australia.
• Develop the clinical and business skills
  to own or manage your own business
  or work in the health sector.

What you’ll be studying
In the first and second years (Parts I-II) you will:
• take a mixture of courses in applicable life
  science and vision science and the basic
  optometric sciences including Anatomy and
  Physiology of Vision, Mechanisms of Disease,
  Optics, and Visual Science
• learn about General Optometric Practice                   “The thing I love about my degree is that when I graduate I will be able to help people. Seeing is such an
  and the various aspects of clinical optometry             important factor in our lives, and it’s great to know I can make a difference to those with vision difficulties.

• take courses from the General Education                   “I am myopic, so wear glasses and contact lenses, and that’s created a real interest in vision for me.
                                                            Optometry has proven a great choice.
  schedule.
                                                            “What we learn is interesting as it covers so much that is applicable to daily life, and yet most people take
In the third and fourth years (Parts III-IV) you will:      it for granted.
• study Contact Lens Practice, Paediatric                   “A great achievement for me was receiving the New Zealand Association of Optometrists Undergraduate
  Optometry and Binocular Vision, and                       Scholarship for the top Māori/Pacific Island student entering Part I Optometry. It has proven unbelievably
  continue to learn about Visual Science and                helpful and is assisting to cover things like textbooks, equipment and stationery.
  Diseases of the Eye and how to treat them
                                                            “When I graduate I would like to work in an optometry practice, hopefully somewhere local.”
• take courses in Advanced Clinic Optometry
                                                            Jenna Edwards is studying for a Bachelor of Optometry.
  and undertake a research project


                                                                                                                                2011 Undergraduate Prospectus - The University of Auckland | 41
           Pharmacy
           The Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) explores themes in biomedical science, chemistry, population
           health, social science, pharmaceutics, pharmacology and pharmacy practice. The programme
           is structured with an emphasis on research, clinical experience and interaction with the public,
           encouraging the development of your independent and critical thinking, practical skills in analysis,
           problem-solving and information management.

           Quick facts – BPharm                                    Sample BPharm degree structure                      an integral part of the faculty’s commitment
                                                                                                                       to the Treaty of Waitangi and to Vision 20:20,
           Full-time: 4 years
           Points per degree: 480
                                                                   Part I
                                                                               7 1                                     an initiative that aims to increase the number
                                                                                                                       of Mäori and Pacific graduates across the
           Taught at: Grafton Campus (mainly)
           Application closing date: 1 November 2010
                                                                   Part II
                                                                               8                                       health professions. Contact the faculty for
                                                                                                                       more information, or visit www.fmhs.auckland.
                                                                                                                       ac.nz/mapas
           Classes start: 28 February 2011                         Part III    6 1
                                                                                                                       Keen to find out more?
             Applicants should be New Zealand citizens or
             permanent residents. This study programme is
                                                                   Part IV     4                                       Where to from here?                             p55
             not ordinarily available to international students.
                                                                              Core courses (15 points)                 How do you get in?                              p56
                                                                              Core courses (30 points)                 What will it cost?                              p66
           Highlights
                                                                              General Education courses (15 points)
                                                                                                                       Dates to remember                               p73
           • Programme developed in consultation with
             leading New Zealand pharmacists, reflecting                                                               For further enquiries contact the Faculty of
             the needs of contemporary and future                  Choose your career                                  Medical and Health Sciences:
             pharmacy practice.                                    As a BPharm graduate, you can work in a
                                                                                                                       Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 84888
                                                                   range of industries related to the manufacture,
           • Study via a combination of lectures,                                                                      Email: fmhs@auckland.ac.nz
                                                                   prescription and provision of medicines, or
             laboratory sessions, tutorials, supervised                                                                www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz
                                                                   choose related industries such as medical
             clinical practice and self-directed projects.                                                             For a faculty undergraduate prospectus phone
                                                                   publishing or pharmaceutical marketing.
                                                                   Potential careers/roles include community           0800 61 62 63.
           What you’ll be studying                                 pharmacist, health sector manager, hospital
           In the first year (Part I) you will:                    pharmacist, pharmaceutical researcher,
                                                                   pharmaceutical writer and prescribing adviser.
           • be introduced to key knowledge areas, such
             as Foundations of Biochemistry, Biology for
             Biomedical Science – Cellular Processes               Interested in further study?
             and Development and Organ Systems,                    You may choose to explore postgraduate
             Population Health, Behaviour, Health and              study in the areas of pharmaceutical sciences,
             Development, and Pharmacy Practice                    pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy.
                                                                   Postgraduate programmes in Pharmacy
           • take a course from the General Education
                                                                   include a Postgraduate Certificate,
             schedule.
                                                                   Postgraduate Diploma and Master of
           In subsequent years (Parts II-IV) you will:             Pharmacy Practice, and doctoral studies.

           • build your knowledge of biomedical,
             pharmaceutical and health sciences                    Other pathways into the programme
                                                                   Mature students and those with degrees or             “I find my degree challenging and rewarding
           • produce a final year dissertation,
                                                                   partially completed tertiary qualifications may       – The University of Auckland has very good
             consolidating your research and analytical                                                                  teaching facilities and I have made lots of
                                                                   apply under the Faculty of Medical and Health
             skills                                                                                                      new friends.
                                                                   Sciences’ alternative admissions scheme.
           • undertake practice placements in                                                                            “I am a Māori and Pacific Island Admissions
             appropriate clinical settings under the               Mäori or Pacific descendants who would like to        Scheme (MAPAS) student and have some really
             guidance of experienced pharmacists.                  bridge the gap between secondary studies and          great mentors and opportunities, such as
                                                                   university can apply for admission through the        tutorials for my papers.
           After graduation you will:                              Mäori and Pacific Admissions Scheme (MAPAS).
                                                                                                                         “Pharmacy is a very interesting topic to study
           • undertake a year-long pre-registration                                                                      – especially if you like biology and chemistry.
             training programme, which upon successful
                                                                    –
                                                                   Maori and Pacific                                     I want to work overseas and eventually own
                                                                                                                         my own pharmacy in New Zealand. My
             completion you will be a registered                   Admissions Scheme (MAPAS)                             degree is setting me up well for a successful
             pharmacist.
                                                                   The MAPAS scheme provides entry for Mäori             future career.”
                                                                   and Pacific students to study Health Sciences,
                                                                                                                         Cassandra Butler is studying for a Bachelor of
                                                                   Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy as well as the            Pharmacy.
                                                                   Certificate in Health Sciences (CertHSc). This is


42 | The University of Auckland - 2011 Undergraduate Prospectus
Physical Education
By studying for a Bachelor of Physical Education (BPE), you can make a career out of your interest in
sports and health. You’ll gain specialised skills and in-depth knowlege in the field of physical education
and learn how to be an effective physical education teacher. The programme includes studies in
coaching, expressive movement, outdoor education and bio-physical and socio-cultural sciences.


Quick facts – BPE and BPE(Hons)*                  Education schedule, giving you the opportunity         • Foundation Certificate Tohu Tüäpapa
                                                  to pursue interests outside your field of study.         Mätauranga
Full-time: 4 years
(part-time study options also available)                                                                 Contact the faculty for further information.
                                                  Sample BPE degree structure
Points per degree: 480
                                                                                                         Keen to find out more?
Taught at: Epsom Campus
Application closing date: 1 December 2010
                                                  Year 1
                                                             7       1                                   Where to from here?                                  p55
(late applications may be considered
depending on available places)
                                                  Year 2     1       7                                   How do you get in?                                   p56
                                                                                                         What will it cost?                                   p66
Classes start: 28 February 2011                   Year 3     4       3 1                                 Dates to remember                                     p73
Highlights
• A unique programme that enables you
                                                  Year 4     3       3 2             (   programme   )
                                                                                         or BPE(Hons)*
                                                                                                         Contact the Faculty of Education for a Physical
                                                                                                         Education brochure or a faculty undergraduate
  to study teaching and physical education                 Core courses – Stage I                        prospectus.
  side by side.                                            Core courses – Stage II                       Phone: +64 9 623 8883
• Learn best-practice physical education                   Core courses – Stage III                      Email: education@auckland.ac.nz
  and educational theory from some of the                                                                www.education.auckland.ac.nz
                                                           Core courses – Stage IV
  best in the field.
                                                           Elective courses
• Strong emphasis on practical experience                  General Education courses
  in schools and industry-related placements.
                                                    *Honours programme will be offered in 2011
• A range of exciting electives to choose from      subject to CUAP approval.
  in your final year.
                                                  Choose your career
• You may be able to enter into the
                                                  Typically, graduates of the BPE teach health
  Bachelor of Physical Education (Honours)*
                                                  and physical education at secondary school
  programme for the final year of the BPE
                                                  level in New Zealand or overseas. Graduates
  degree (criteria apply).
                                                  have also gone on to other careers in
                                                  associated industries, such as coaching,
What you’ll be studying                           sports co-ordination and management, fitness
                                                  centres and personal training, outdoor and
In the first year you will:
                                                  adventure education programmes, dance
                                                                                                           “I’ve always had an interest in teaching and
• undertake practical components of physical      tutoring and health education. Many
                                                                                                           kids, and I love sports. So the coolest thing for
  education and develop your knowledge of         graduates of this programme take leadership
                                                                                                           me is being able to combine these interests.
  the bio-physical and socio-cultural sciences    roles within New Zealand schools and beyond.
  relating to human movement and physical                                                                  “The variety of courses for this degree is great,
  culture                                                                                                  and undertaking such a range of different
                                                  Interested in further study?                             subjects makes the programme really
• learn about the New Zealand education,          The Faculty of Education offers a range of               interesting. For example, including dance,
  teaching and learning environment.              postgraduate and professional development                rugby, learning the fundamentals of teaching
                                                  qualifications for you to further your learning          and physical movement, and the history of
In subsequent years you will:
                                                  and career. After three years of teaching you            teaching provides a wide variety of experiences
• build on your foundation gained in Year One     could go straight to study at Masters level              which I think is important for any teacher.
                                                  through the Master of Professional Studies in            “The social life at Epsom Campus is amazing.
• explore research and practices relating
                                                  Education.                                               The friendships I’ve made are some of the most
  to the teaching of health and physical
                                                                                                           comfortable I’ve had, as we collectively have
  education
                                                  Other pathways into the programme                        the same thinking strategies, same interests
• select from elective courses including sports   There are two specialist one-year foundation             and same future careers ahead of us.
  coaching, special needs education, dance        programmes available to help bridge you into             “This degree has made me fully realise that
  education, outdoor leadership and health        this programme. These certificates focus on              becoming a PE teacher is what I want to do.”
  education.                                      developing your learning and study skills and
                                                                                                           Edwin Naidu is studying for a Bachelor of
                                                  introduce you to the tertiary study environment:
During your programme of study you will                                                                    Physical Education.
also undertake two courses from the General       • Foundation Certificate Education


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           Planning
           Professional planners study the social, economic and physical forces influencing our lives. They work closely
           with individuals and communities in areas such as housing, transportation, education, shopping, work,
           art and sport to visualise the future, create solutions and implement strategies. The Bachelor of Planning
           (BPlan) reflects the interdisciplinary nature of planning and provides an environment that supports the
           exchange of ideas and encourages the development of creative ideas for communities.

           Quick facts – BPlan                                    Sample BPlan degree structure                        Keen to find out more?

                                                                             4       2
           Full-time: 4 years                                     Year 1                                               Where to from here?                             p55
           Points per degree: 480                                                                                      How do you get in?                              p56
           Taught at: City Campus
           Application closing date: 8 December 2010
                                                                  Year 2
                                                                             3       2 1                               What will it cost?                              p66

           Classes start: 28 February 2011                        Year 3
                                                                             2       4 1 2                             Dates to remember
                                                                                                                       Contact the NICAI Student Centre for a
                                                                                                                                                                       p73


           Highlights                                             Year 4
                                                                             5       2 1 2                             National Institute of Creative Arts and
                                                                                                                       Industries undergraduate prospectus.
           • Unique studio-based learning environment.
                                                                           Core courses (10 points)                    Phone: +64 9 373 7067
           • Combine creativity and critical analysis.                                                                 Email: info-creative@auckland.ac.nz
                                                                           Core courses (15 points)
           • Address real world issues working with                        Core courses (20 points)                    www.creative.auckland.ac.nz
             people and ideas.
                                                                           Core courses (30 points)
           • A professional degree recognised for                          Elective courses
             membership of the New Zealand Planning
                                                                           General Education courses (15 points)
             Institute (NZPI).


           What you’ll be studying                                Choose your career
           In the first year you will:                            There is an international shortage of planners.
                                                                  Both in New Zealand and overseas creative
           • learn the fundamental skills for a career in         planning solutions are in high demand as the
             planning                                             global population grows, sustainability issues
           • explore the many meanings of planning, its           gain importance and our lives become
             history and contemporary issues                      increasingly urbanised. Our graduates are
                                                                  currently working in the UK, Asia, Australia,
           • learn about politics and policy-making               the Pacific and North America.
             processes
                                                                  The possibilities for graduating planners include
           • develop an understanding of the interaction          city planner, strategic planner, regional planner,
             between society and economics                        transportation planner, resource consent
           • consider sustainability and the impact of            planner, property development manager,                 “The BPlan degree is small compared to
                                                                  business development adviser, community                other undergraduate degrees on offer at
             humans on nature and each other
                                                                                                                         The University of Auckland. There were only
                                                                  development officer, environmental planner,
           • design an urban neighbourhood and learn                                                                     40 people in my year, which meant we got a
                                                                  heritage and conservation planner, iwi planning
             about practical planning.                                                                                   great deal of individual help and guidance
                                                                  officer, policy analyst or urban designer.             from lecturers.
           Over the next three years your courses cover:                                                                 “Planning is an incredibly broad subject
                                                                  Interested in further study?
           • planning and resource management law                                                                        touching on topics as diverse as economics,
                                                                  If you’re keen to extend your learning, having         architecture, politics, urban design and
           • sustainable development                              successfully completed a BPlan, there are              geography. This meant I was always studying
                                                                  postgraduate study options via the Master of           things from a different angle.
           • environmental issues
                                                                  Planning (MPlan) and the Master of Urban
                                                                                                                         “In our third year we went to a primary school
           • planning physical and social infrastructure          Design (MUrbDes). These qualifications can
                                                                                                                         and got the children interested and engaged in
                                                                  then lead on to study for a PhD.
           • the ‘Resource Consent Toolkit’                                                                              planning topics that affected them. It is always
                                                                                                                         satisfying to work with people and show them
           • gender and equity in planning                        The School of Architecture and Planning offers
                                                                                                                         how important planning is for their community.”
                                                                  the Master of Planning Practice (MPlanPrac),
           • Mäori and resource management                        which is also a professional degree recognised         Jotham Alex completed for a Bachelor of
           • planning and urban design                            by the New Zealand Planning Institute, and is          Planning.
                                                                  available to those coming from undergraduate
           You will also study two courses from the               degrees other than Planning.
           General Education schedule.




44 | The University of Auckland - 2011 Undergraduate Prospectus
Property
The property industry offers exciting careers for graduates and a Bachelor of Property (BProp) degree
maximises your chances of success in this profession in New Zealand and overseas. This wide-ranging
programme incorporates communication, data and information analysis, marketing and research –
all in the context of the property industry.


Quick facts – BProp                               Sample BProp degree structure                               and Other Polynesian Students Admission
                                                                                                              Scheme (MOPAS). For selection criteria, see
Full-time: 3 years
Points per degree: 360
                                                  Year 1     7 1                                              the Business School undergraduate prospectus.


Taught at: City Campus                            Year 2     7 1                                              Interested in further study?
Application closing date: 8 December 2010                                                                     Opportunities to study Property at an
Classes start: 28 February 2011                   Year 3     8                                                advanced level include:
Conjoint combinations: Commerce,                                                                              • Bachelor of Property (Honours) (BProp(Hons))
Engineering, Law, Science                                  Core courses
                                                                                                              • Postgraduate Diploma in Property
                                                           General Education courses
                                                                                                                (PGDipProp)
Highlights
                                                                                                              • Master of Property (MProp)
The BProp fulfils the academic requirements for   Choose your career
membership of the:                                                                                            • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
                                                  Career options for BProp graduates are
• Valuers Registration Board                      numerous. Opportunities include managing
                                                                                                              Keen to find out more?
                                                  property portfolios for local and international
• Property Institute of New Zealand               corporations, managing commercial and                       Where to from here?                                    p55
• Real Estate Institute of New Zealand            industrial property, property development,
                                                  property marketing and becoming a                           How do you get in?                                     p56
• Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
                                                  registered valuer.                                          What will it cost?                                     p66

What you’ll be studying                                                                                       Dates to remember                                      p73
                                                  Other pathways into the programme
In the first year you will:                                                                                   Contact the Business Student Centre for a
                                                  If you are over 20 and don’t have an entrance
                                                                                                              Business School undergraduate prospectus.
• receive a basic introduction to property        qualification but would like to study Property,
                                                  you can enrol in the New Start programme                    Phone: 0800 61 62 63
• study business courses introducing core
                                                  (refer to p64). Other pathways include the                  Email: comenquiry@auckland.ac.nz
  commercial skills
                                                  Aspiration to Business scheme and the Mäori                 www.business.auckland.ac.nz
• take one course in General Education.

In subsequent years you will:
• take courses in valuation, marketing,
  management, finance, economics, law
  and land use planning and controls
• continue developing your knowledge
  of the major areas of property finance
  and investment, valuation, marketing,
  management and construction
• combine these topics in applied property
  projects.




                                                    “Property is an area that really interests me, and it’s the practical elements of studying property that I
                                                    enjoy the most.

                                                    “Most of the lecturers work in the industry, so they have the latest knowledge and hands-on experience. The
                                                    property staff provide great support to us as students.

                                                    “I chose to study at The University of Auckland because I knew my degree would be internationally
                                                    recognised. I also received the Goodman Scholarship which has given me the opportunity to gain practical
                                                    experience by working part-time in the industry as well as meet people who I will work with in the future.”

                                                    Lauren Phillips is studying for a Bachelor of Property and Bachelor of Commerce conjoint.




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           Science
           There is a wealth of subjects and specialisations on offer within the Bachelor of Science (BSc). The main
           areas include biological sciences, human and earth sciences, computational sciences, physical sciences
           and health-orientated sciences. As well as skills that are part of your academic learning in your chosen
           major, you’ll have exposure to new technologies including IT. This is the degree for you if you’re science-
           minded and want to keep your options open.

           Quick facts – BSc                                      Specialisations                                           What you’ll be studying
                                                                  Bioinformatics                                            In the first year you should:
           Full-time: 3 years
                                                                  Biomedical Science                                        • take a total of eight courses for up to three
           Points per degree: 360
                                                                  Ecology                                                     different majors. This enables you to follow
           Taught at: City and Tamaki Campuses
                                                                  Electronics and Computing                                   your interests and try different subjects,
           Majors/specialisations: 15 majors and 12                                                                           while keeping your options open for your
           specialisations to choose from                         Environmental Science
                                                                                                                              second year.
           Application closing date: 8 December 2010              Geophysics
                                                                                                                            In the second year and beyond you will:
           for all majors/specialisations (applications           Industrial Mathematics
           received after this date may be accepted if            Information Systems                                       • take a range of advanced courses relating to
           there are places available)                                                                                        your choice of major, as well as other related
                                                                  Logic and Computation
           Classes start: 28 February 2011 and 18 July                                                                        areas within the Science schedule to add
                                                                  Marine Science                                              depth to your knowledge
           2011
                                                                  Medicinal Chemistry
           Conjoint combinations: Arts, Commerce,                                                                           • study courses from the General Education
           Engineering, Law, Music, Nursing, Property,            Operations Research                                         schedule.
           Theology

           Highlights
           • Take advantage of a huge variety of subjects
             and customise your degree to incorporate
             different areas of interest and expertise.
           • Develop skills in independent research,
             working in teams, and writing and
             presenting work.
           • Strong emphasis on development of core
             transferable skills, which improve your
             employment opportunities.
           • Gain exposure to working scientists
             throughout your degree.


           Majors
           Anthropological Science
           Applied Mathematics
           Biological Sciences
           Chemistry
           Computer Science
           Food Science
           Geography
           Geology                                                  “I have always had a passion for chemistry and added a mathematics major to my degree as I believe this
           Mathematics                                              will add a level of expertise not usually seen by people completing a chemistry major.
           Pharmacology                                             “Both of my parents and two grandparents studied at The University of Auckland, so there is a strong
           Physics                                                  family tradition, and The University of Auckland Scholarship made it financially possible for me.

           Physiology                                               “I love the ease with which I can juggle two majoring subjects. The lecturers are very approachable and the
                                                                    classes well structured.
           Psychology
           Sport and Exercise Science                               “I hope to continue into postgraduate study up to a PhD level in either Chemistry or Mathematics, and
                                                                    then carry out research in the chemical or mathematical sciences.”
           Statistics
                                                                    Joshua Marshall is studying for a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Chemistry and Mathematics.




46 | The University of Auckland - 2011 Undergraduate Prospectus
Sample BSc degree structure

         Stage I      Stage II     Stage III

Year 1    2 2
          2 2
Year 2    1 1          3 3
Year 3    1            2            4 1

         Major courses
         Possible second major or supporting
         courses
         Possible third major or supporting
         courses
         Skills and supporting science courses,
         interest courses
         General Education courses


Choose your career
Each specialist field contains a wide range of
possible career options.

Behavioural Sciences: human resources
professional, mental health counsellor,
psychologist, teacher.
Biological Sciences: fisheries analyst,             Physical Sciences: industrial designer,              for you, particularly if it has been some time
geneticist, industrial chemist, marine biologist,                                                        since you last studied, if you’re attempting new
                                                    meteorologist, operations manager, software
medical editor, virologist.                                                                              or unfamiliar subjects, if you need lots of
                                                    engineer, telecommunications developer.
Biomedical Science: drug company                                                                         assistance, or have shorter term goals.
                                                    Sport and Exercise Science: cardiac
representative, health and safety professional,
                                                    rehabilitation practitioner, exercise                If you do decide to continue your university
medical statistician, physiologist.
                                                    rehabilitation practitioner, injury prevention       studies, the courses you complete for the
Earth Sciences: archaeologist, exploration          consultant, sport and fitness trainer/manager,       CertSci will give you a good grounding and
geologist, hydrologist, meteorologist, mineral      sport scientist.                                     can be transferred to a Bachelor of Science
prospector, volcanologist.                                                                               degree. You may only need to complete two
                                                    Interested in further study?                         more years to gain your BSc.
Earth/Environmental Sciences:
conservationist, environmental consultant,          The Faculty of Science offers a range of             If you complete the certificate, but don’t
environmental scientist, resource manager,          additional qualifications for you to extend your     continue with university study, you will still gain
teacher.                                            professional development.                            a recognised qualification.
Environmental and Ecological Sciences:              Graduate and postgraduate programmes
DOC manager, ecologist, marine biologist,
                                                                                                         Keen to find out more?
                                                    include:
oceanographer, policy analyst.                                                                           Where to from here?                                  p55
                                                    • Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc (Hons))
Food Science: brewer, food safety officer, food                                                          How do you get in?                                   p56
scientist, food technologist, product developer,    • Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci)
winemaker.                                                                                               What will it cost?                                   p66
                                                    • Master of Science (MSc) in a range of
Human Sciences: health, social or                     subjects                                           Dates to remember                                    p73
educational psychologist, human resource                                                                 Contact the Faculty of Science for a faculty
                                                    • Master of Speech Language Therapy
manager, industrial psychologist, policy                                                                 undergraduate prospectus.
                                                      Practice (MSLTPrac)
analyst.
                                                    • Master of Bioscience Enterprise (MBioEnt)          Phone: 0800 61 62 63
Information Sciences: computer systems                                                                   Email: scifac@auckland.ac.nz
engineer, financial analyst, internet               • PhD.
                                                                                                         www.science.auckland.ac.nz
applications developer, merchant banker,
systems developer, teacher, traffic engineer.       Certificate in Science
Molecular Sciences: biochemist, forensic            If you’re keen to give science a try but aren’t
scientist, genome researcher, industrial            ready to commit to a three-year degree,
chemist, laboratory technician, lecturer,           consider studying for the one-year Certificate in
pharmaceuticals, toxicologist.                      Science (CertSci). This could be the qualification


                                                                                                                2011 Undergraduate Prospectus - The University of Auckland | 47
           Social Work
           Social Workers work with individuals, families and communities to overcome social challenges in
           today’s world. There is high demand for qualified social workers in New Zealand and overseas and the
           Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) gives you the knowledge, skills and professional base required to be an
           effective practising social worker.


           Quick facts – BSW and BSW(Hons)                        • develop your knowledge about working             These certificates focus on developing your
                                                                    with children and families in diverse cultural   learning and study skills and introduce you to
           Full-time: 4 years                                       communities                                      the tertiary study environment. Contact the
           (part-time study options also available)                                                                  faculty for further information.
           Points per degree: 480                                 • study courses from your chosen major (if
                                                                    selected) and do two field placements in          Note: If you hold a recognised New Zealand
           Majors: Child and Family Practice, Health
                                                                    different settings                                diploma in social work or a similar qualification,
           Social Work Practice, Youth Services Practice,                                                             you may be eligible to enter a practitioner
           or choose to generalise                                • study another course from the General             pathway toward a BSW at The University of
           Taught at: Epsom Campus                                  Education schedule.                               Auckland.

           Application closing date: 1 December 2010
           (late applications may be considered
                                                                  Sample BSW degree structure                        Keen to find out more?
           depending on available places)
           Classes start: 28 February 2011
                                                                  Year 1    7       1                                Where to from here?                               p55
                                                                                                                     How do you get in?                                p56
           Highlights                                             Year 2    6       1 1                              What will it cost?                                p66
           • A professional qualification, recognised
             by the New Zealand Social Workers
                                                                  Year 3    7       1                                Dates to remember                                 p73


                                                                                    2 ( or BSW(Hons))
             Registration Board and Aotearoa New                                                                     Contact the Faculty of Education for a Social
             Zealand Association of Social Workers.               Year 4    6           programme                    Work brochure or a faculty undergraduate
                                                                                                                     prospectus.
           • An integrated approach, combining key
                                                                           Core courses                              Phone: +64 9 623 8883
             knowledge from the social sciences, social
             work theory and practice skills, policy and                   Elective/major courses                    Email: education@auckland.ac.nz
             legal requirements, field placements                          General Education courses                 www.education.auckland.ac.nz
             and specialised field knowledge.
           • The opportunity to study social work in              Choose your career
             general or to choose a major from the
                                                                  As a qualified social worker, you will be able
             second year onwards.
                                                                  to practise in a wide range of social service
           • You may be able to enter into the Bachelor           settings including health, child and family
             of Social Work (Honours) programme for the           services, child protection and justice, youth,
             final year of your study (criteria apply).           mental health, disability services, probation
                                                                  service and community organisations. You
                                                                  might work in direct service with clients, or in
           What you’ll be studying                                policy, research or teaching.
           In the first year you will:
           • be introduced to work in social/human services       Interested in further study?
                                                                                                                       “The Faculty of Education has been very supportive
           • study psychology and sociology for                   The University offers a range of programmes          as I’ve journeyed through my degree. The lecturers
             social/human services, cultural diversity,           at postgraduate certificate/diploma and              from my first year subsequently became mentors
             professional communication skills, the               masters level for you to further develop your        when I needed support or guidance.
             impact of the Treaty of Waitangi on New              skills and career. Programmes include the
                                                                                                                       “The campus is well equipped and feels like a
             Zealand’s social services, and the nature            Postgraduate Diploma in Professional
                                                                                                                       family – the friends I’ve made at the faculty will
             and contexts of social work as a profession          Supervision.                                         be friends for life.

           • study a course from the General Education                                                                 “I like that I can specialise in a major, but all
                                                                  Other pathways into the programme                    aspects of social work are covered in my core
             schedule, allowing you to pursue other
             interests outside your main field of study.          There are two specialist one-year foundation         papers, so I’m not tied down only to that major.
                                                                  programmes available to help bridge you              For my first fieldwork placement, I spent 12
                                                                  into this programme:                                 weeks with Child, Youth and Family Services on
           In subsequent years you will:
                                                                                                                       the Youth Justice Team. It was an amazing
                                                                  • Foundation Certificate Education                   experience that made me certain social work is
           • build on your theoretical knowledge base
             with the addition of courses in the theory                                                                the career for me.”
                                                                  • Foundation Certificate Tohu Tüäpapa
             and practice of social work, including the             Mätauranga                                         Grace Bastin is studying for a Bachelor of Social
             policy environment, and law and the state                                                                 Work majoring in Youth Services Practice.




48 | The University of Auckland - 2011 Undergraduate Prospectus
Technology
The Bachelor of Technology (BTech) will enable you to study a specialist technological subject.
Choose from four specialisations: Biotechnology, Information Technology, Medical Physics and Imaging
Technology, or Optoelectronics. These cover broad theoretical and conceptual aspects of technology,
application-based techniques, industry based project work, communication skills, ethics and research.


Quick facts – BTech                                   Highlights                                         Choose your career
                                                                                                         Each specialist field contains a wide range
Full-time: 4 years                                    • Develop broad theoretical and conceptual
                                                                                                         of possible career options.
Points per degree: 480                                  aspects of your chosen specialisation.
                                                                                                         Biotechnology: work within Crown Research
Taught at: City and Tamaki Campuses                   • Learn how to apply the relevant technology
                                                                                                         Institutes and universities, in pharmaceuticals
Specialisations: Biotechnology, Information             in an industrial or professional context.
                                                                                                         or the brewing or dairy industries as a
Technology, Medical Physics and Imaging               • Develop skills in communication and              technical manager or researcher.
Technology, Optoelectronics                             presentation, and research and evaluation
                                                                                                         Information Technology: work with internet
Application closing date: 8 December 2010               while exploring technological and ethical
                                                                                                         technologies and in communications and
Classes start: 28 February 2011 and                     issues.                                          software development.
18 July 2011
                                                      What you’ll be studying                            Medical Physics and Imaging Technology:
                                                                                                         work in instrumentation or the support of
                                                      In the first year (Part I) you will:
                                                                                                         medical technology and imaging.
                                                      • study eight courses, including at least four
                                                                                                         Optoelectronics: work in laser technology,
                                                        courses from areas of mathematics,               telecommunications, instrumentation or
                                                        statistics, physics, chemistry or biological     electronics.
                                                        sciences.

                                                      In the second year and beyond you will:            Other pathways into the programme
                                                      • extend your knowledge base in your chosen        It may be possible to transfer into the BTech
                                                        field, with more specialised courses             from the BSc at the beginning of the second or
                                                                                                         third years, or from the Bachelor of Engineering
                                                      • gain exposure to management and                  into the BTech in Optoelectronics after completing
                                                        communication skills                             Part I of the BE. The courses you have already
                                                                                                         taken need to be similar to those required for the
                                                      • undertake a research project, usually within
                                                                                                         equivalent Part within the BTech degree, and
                                                        industry
                                                                                                         the grades of an appropriate standard.
                                                      • take two courses from the General
  “I was on a scholarship with the Singapore
                                                        Education schedule.
  Police Force. New Zealand appealed to me as                                                            Interested in further study?
  it was off the beaten path and a forerunner in                                                         The BTech is a pathway toward further
  biological research world-wide.                     Sample BTech degree structure*
                                                                                                         academic learning, such as a Postgraduate

                                                                  8
  “The Biotechnology course offered an                                                                   Diploma in Science (PGDipSci), a Master of
  advanced biology degree with interesting
                                                      Part I
                                                                                                         Science (MSc) or a Master of Engineering (ME),
  management, chemical engineering and                                                                   followed by a PhD.
  statistics courses in its curriculum – which was
  right up my alley.
                                                      Part II     7 1                                    Keen to find out more?
  “With my degree in Biotechnology, I have a
  better understanding of how to police the
                                                      Part III    7 1                                    Where to from here?                                  p55
  growing biological research and development
  industry, incorporate technology like DNA
                                                      Part IV     5 1                                    How do you get in?
                                                                                                         What will it cost?
                                                                                                                                                              p56
                                                                                                                                                              p66
  profiling into crime-fighting and protect my
  country from possible biological attacks.                      Core courses (15 points)                Dates to remember                                    p73
  “The most interesting thing in this degree is the              Core courses (45 points)
  advanced biology – the knowledge we gained is
                                                                                                         Contact the Faculty of Science for a faculty
                                                                 General Education courses (15 points)   undergraduate prospectus.
  at the cutting edge of research, presented to us
  by researchers who are experts in their fields.                                                        Phone: 0800 61 62 63
                                                      *The degree structure will vary between
  “I enjoyed the experience of studying overseas      specialisations.                                   Email: scifac@auckland.ac.nz
  among the diverse international cultures in                                                            www.science.auckland.ac.nz
  Auckland. I got to experience a different
  lifestyle as well as sample myriad cultures.”

  Daniel Seah completed a Bachelor of
  Technology specialising in Biotechnology.




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           Theology
           The Bachelor of Theology (BTheol) will see you exploring questions of life and death, belief and doubt,
           hope and despair, in a world that faces complex human and religious issues. You’ll have opportunities
           to seek meaning and explore religious beliefs. Above all, you will develop critical reflection skills, which
           will ensure you’re in demand from potential employers.


           Quick facts – BTheol                                   Sample BTheol degree structure                    Keen to find out more?
           Full-time: 3 years
           Points per degree: 360
                                                                  Year 1    3 3 2                                   Where to from here?                                p55
                                                                                                                    How do you get in?                                 p56
           Taught at: City Campus                                 Year 2    8                                       What will it cost?                                 p66
           Majors: Biblical Studies, Christian Thought
           and History, Practical Theology                        Year 3    8                                       Dates to remember                                  p73
           Application closing date: 8 December 2010                                                                Contact the School of Theology for a prospectus.
           Classes start: 28 February 2011 and 18 July                     Core courses
                                                                                                                    Phone: 0800 61 62 63 or
           2011                                                            Major and minor courses
                                                                                                                    +64 9 373 7599 ext 86676
           Conjoint combinations: Arts, Science                            General Education courses                www.theology.auckland.ac.nz

           Highlights
                                                                  Choose your career
           • Gain a high quality bi-cultural theological          Career options include vocations in chaplaincy,
             education.                                           church ministry, counselling, pastoral care,
           • Learn alongside students from a variety              religious education, social work, teaching,
             of cultures and traditions as you explore            and youth work. Career opportunities in
             today’s complex world.                               chaplaincy are available within the armed
                                                                  forces, counselling organisations, hospitals,
           • Study theology as your main degree,                  industry, prisons and tertiary institutions.
             with a single or double major, as an adjunct
             to a general or professional degree, or as           A degree in theology demonstrates proven
             a conjoint degree.                                   critical thinking abilities and therefore
                                                                  graduates also find work in sectors such
           What you’ll be studying                                as advertising, art, broadcasting, business
                                                                  management, law, music, the police and
           In the first year you will:
                                                                  politics.
           • study the three foundational core courses,
             which introduce you to the areas of Biblical
                                                                  Interested in further study?
             Studies, Christian Thought and History, and
             Practical Theology                                   Graduate and postgraduate programmes
                                                                  include:
           • take two General Education courses
                                                                  • Bachelor of Theology (Honours)
           • and begin your major and/or minor with                 (BTheol(Hons))
             three Stage II courses.
                                                                  • Graduate Diploma in Theology (Grad                “I decided to study Theology because a teacher
           In subsequent years you will:                            DipTheol)                                         told me to study something I am passionate
           • continue your major and minor areas of               • Graduate Diploma in Theology online               about. I would like to become a teacher of
                                                                                                                      Religious Studies in a secondary school.
             study (or a double major)                              (part-time)
                                                                                                                      “Theology is a personal discovery, so the small
           • develop confidence in communicating                  • Postgraduate Diploma in Theology
                                                                                                                      class sizes are ideal. I have enjoyed mostly
             Christian theologies, analysing texts,                 (PGDipTheol)                                      doing exegetical analysis, where you look at the
             traditions and contexts and an                                                                           text through a different perspective. This can
                                                                  • Master of Theology (MTheol)
             understanding of how theology interrelates                                                               range from looking at the culture behind the
             with other disciplines.                              • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)                        text, significant words in the text which alter the
                                                                                                                      interpretation, or viewing the text in a
                                                                                                                      contemporary context such as eco-theology.

                                                                                                                      “The University of Auckland is a great place to
                                                                                                                      study Theology as it gives a variety of Christian
                                                                                                                      perspectives. The student life is great too, with
                                                                                                                      lots of activities and clubs.”

                                                                                                                      Bernadette Judeel is studying for a Bachelor of
                                                                                                                      Theology majoring in Biblical Studies.




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Visual Arts
Visual arts and applied media provide powerful and unique ways to communicate. The Bachelor
of Visual Arts (BVA) is a University of Auckland degree taught at the Manukau School of Visual
Arts (MSVA) at the Manukau Institute of Technology. The degree programme provides high-quality
education for the next generation of creative communicators, and produces artists and designers who
are thinkers and makers – individuals who will influence the future direction of the creative sector.

Quick facts – BVA                                      What you’ll be studying                            Sample BVA degree structure
                                                       Studio areas:
Full-time: 4 years
Points per degree: 480                                 • Applied Media Studio reflects those
                                                                                                          Part I
                                                                                                                           4 2
                                                         practices that have an obvious application
Taught at: Manukau School of Visual Arts
Application closing date: 1 October 2010
                                                         to commercial outcomes and includes but
                                                                                                          Part II
                                                                                                                           2 3 2 1
                                                         is not limited to: commercial photography;
Classes start: 28 February 2011                          digital rendering; documentary film; fashion
                                                         printing; graphic design; illustration;
                                                                                                          Part III
                                                                                                                           3 2 1
Highlights                                               interactive media; jewellery (smithing); small
                                                         object; textile; typography; web design.
                                                                                                          Part IV          2
• Tutors who are all practising artists and
                                                       • Art Studio reflects those practices that have                Core courses (10 points)
  writers and know about the sector and
  creative industries.                                   an obvious realisation in gallery or other                   Core courses (15 points)
                                                         art-oriented display and includes but is
• Modern facilities with a wealth of digital                                                                          Core courses (20 points)
                                                         not limited to: book arts; conceptual art;
  technology that is constantly upgraded to              drawing; installation; jewellery and object;                 Core courses (30 points)
  industry standard.                                     painting; performance; photography; print;                   Core courses (60 points)
• The opportunity to try different areas of art          sculpture and environmental practices;                       General Education courses (15 points)
  and learn new skills in a supportive                   sound work; video and film practices.
  environment.
                                                       In the first year you will:                        Choose your career
                                                       • gain a broad introduction to the field           There is a wide and exciting range of potential
                                                         of contemporary visual arts and applied          careers in creative arts that enable you to
                                                         media practices                                  make a lasting contribution to your community.
                                                                                                          You can have a hand in shaping the future
                                                       • work on a range of ideas-based activities
                                                                                                          of New Zealand culture and be both
                                                         to develop and extend your knowledge
                                                                                                          professionally and personally fulfilled. Recent
                                                         and skills
                                                                                                          graduates have careers as artists, film makers,
                                                       • get the chance to experience areas of study      film producers, designers, web designers,
                                                         through workshops                                graphic designers, jewellers, gallery directors,
                                                       • learn new ways of approaching drawing            arts policy makers and teachers.

                                                       • expand your understanding of the contexts
                                                         of a range of practices.
                                                                                                          Interested in further study?
                                                                                                          BVA students can further their study at
                                                       In subsequent years you will:                      postgraduate level in the Postgraduate
                                                                                                          Diploma in Fine Arts (PGDipFA). The Master
                                                       • develop your own individual creative             of Fine Arts (MFA) is available following the
                                                         practice                                         PGDipFA.
                                                       • present finished work to different audiences
                                                                                                          Keen to find out more?
                                                       • expand and develop your creative practice
  “I’m very passionate about visual arts and
                                                         knowledge and skills                             Where to from here?                                      p55
  wanted to do something I really enjoy. I like that
  we didn’t have to choose specific majors as it       • explore the interface between disciplines        How do you get in?                                       p56
  allowed us much more freedom. I concentrated           and current technologies in contemporary
  mainly on painting and drawing.                                                                         What will it cost?                                       p66
                                                         practices
  “During my time at The University of Auckland I                                                         Dates to remember                                        p73
                                                       • gain further experience of study through
  am learning lots about the art world and myself
                                                         workshops                                        Contact the Manukau School of Visual Arts for
  – I have fun while learning how to work in a
  self-directed way.                                                                                      a MSVA Visual Arts undergraduate prospectus.
                                                       • expand and develop your drawing practice
  “In the future I’m planning to do a Master of                                                           Phone: +64 9 968 8780
                                                       • extend your knowledge of the contexts of
  Fine Arts and then perhaps teach at an art                                                              Email: msva@manukau.ac.nz
                                                         creative practices and learn to talk about
  school.”                                                                                                www.creative.auckland.ac.nz
                                                         your practice
  Amy Potenger is studying for a Bachelor of
  Visual Arts.
                                                       • study courses from the General Education
                                                         schedule.


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           Double your options with
           a conjoint programme
           Study in one area will often enrich that in another, and employers are attracted to the maturity and
           versatility of graduates with a breadth of skills and knowledge across two disciplines. That’s why some
           students choose to study a conjoint programme.

           A conjoint programme allows you to study for                 completed within five years, depending on the     also see the conjoint combinations available
           two different degrees simultaneously and                     combination you opt for. Most students taking     for each degree programme (see pp23-51) by
           obtain two qualifications faster than if you                 conjoint degrees complete a total of 30 points    looking at the quick facts. Note that not all
           completed them individually. You may have                    in General Education across the two degrees.      degree programmes have conjoint options.
           the opportunity to begin a conjoint                                                                            To find out more about the entry requirements
           programme in the first or second year of                     The table below lists the conjoint programmes     for conjoint programmes, refer to pp57-63.
           study, and most programmes can be                            offered by The University of Auckland. You can    See also www.auckland.ac.nz/conjoints


            Conjoint programmes available for 2011
                             BA              BCom            BE(Hons)   BFA        BHSc         BMus        BNurs        BProp        BSc             BTheol         LLB
            BA                                     •              •           •         •           •                                       •              •               •
            BCom                  •                               •                     •           •                       •               •                              •
            BE(Hons)              •                •                                                                        •               •                              •
            BFA                   •
            BHSc                  •                •                                                             •                                                         •
            BMus                  •                •                                                                                        •
            BNurs                                                                       •                                                   •
            BProp                                  •              •                                                                         •                              •
            BSc                   •                •              •                                 •            •          •                              •               •
            BTheol                •                                                                                                         •
            LLB                   •                •              •                     •                                   •               •


                                                                                                                         “I had always planned to go to university after high
                                                                                                                         school. I wanted to pursue what I was passionate
                                                                                                                         about – drama, theatre and literature – at a higher
                                                                                                                         level, but also have a sound understanding of how
                                                                                                                         business works.

                                                                                                                         “A conjoint provided me with the opportunity to
                                                                                                                         explore a range of fields at once, combining what I
                                                                                                                         had always felt passionate about, with industries I
                                                                                                                         was curious about, such as media and advertising. I
                                                                                                                         loved doing a conjoint degree because I made
                                                                                                                         friends from such diverse backgrounds – I felt like I
                                                                                                                         was getting the best of both worlds.

                                                                                                                         “I enjoyed getting to know the lecturers who were
                                                                                                                         all experts in their field – and I liked being exposed
                                                                                                                         to the latest research and teaching/learning styles,
                                                                                                                         which allowed for opportunities to discuss the
                                                                                                                         theories and concepts with both the staff and
                                                                                                                         students.

                                                                                                                         “I wanted to get a tertiary qualification from The
                                                                                                                         University of Auckland as I wanted a world-class
                                                                                                                         qualification and to study with the best and most
                                                                                                                         ambitious students in the country.”

                                                                                                                         Emma Fitzgerald is studying for a Bachelor of Arts
                                                                                                                         and Bachelor of Commerce conjoint.




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What else do you
need to think about?
                       Making your decision                                   54
                       Where to from here?                                    55
                       How do you get in?                                     56
                       Other pathways to tertiary study                       65
                       What will it cost?                                     66
                       Money matters                                          67
                       Entry/first-year scholarships and awards               68
                       Admission for internationals                           70
                       Frequently asked questions                             72
                       Dates to remember                                      73
                       Glossary                                               74


                              2011 Undergraduate Prospectus - The University of Auckland | 53
          Making your decision
          The more you know about your interests, the careers available to you, and the programmes we offer,
          the better equipped you’ll be to make the right choice for your University study. By answering the
          questions below and doing your research, you’ll be well on your way to selecting the programme for you.

          Know yourself                                                               • Read about the programmes we offer (pp23-51). These pages give
                                                                                        short lists of the most common careers that graduates of these
          What school subjects are you good at and why?
                                                                                        programmes go into. If you have a particular career in mind you might
                                                                                        find it here, so you can start to narrow down your programme options.

                                                                                      • For the latest information on student life at the University and a
                                                                                        complete list of undergraduate programmes we offer, check out
          What subject areas are you truly interested in and why?                       www.auckland.ac.nz/futureundergraduates and the faculty websites
                                                                                        (links to these are on the home page of the main website).

                                                                                      • Take a student-guided tour of the University to get a feel for the place.
                                                                                        Call 0800 61 62 63 to find out more.

          Which subjects do you dislike and why?                                      • Faculty undergraduate prospectuses and handbooks provide more
                                                                                        detailed programme and faculty information – call 0800 61 62 63 or
                                                                                        contact the faculty directly for copies (details at the end of each
                                                                                        programme page).

          What careers most interest you?                                             • Do you know the closing dates for the programmes you’re interested
                                                                                        in? (Check the quick facts box on each programme page, or p73).


                                                                                      Talk to people
                                                                                      You’ll find impartial input from people really valuable. Ask those who you
          What are you passionate about?                                              respect, and who know you, what they think your strengths are.

                                                                                      • Do you know some graduates? What were their experiences of tertiary
                                                                                        study? What are some of the things they wish they’d known when they
                                                                                        were choosing their programme?
          What study programmes would you like to know more about?                    • Who is doing the sort of job you’re interested in? Can you organise
                                                                                        some relevant work experience to give you a feel for the job/industry?
                                                                                        Who will you approach?

                                                                                      Tick any or all of the following and get talking!

          Now do the research...                                                              Parents and friends, including current undergraduates you know.
          • To get more ideas about careers and the qualifications needed for
                                                                                              School careers advisers and teachers.
            them, use the programme finder on our website (www.auckland.ac.nz/
            programmefinder), visit www.careers.govt.nz or do your own search on
            the web. For a taste of what jobs are available look at the careers and           Members of your community (eg, whanau, church, club leaders).
            jobs sections of newspapers, and websites such as www.seek.co.nz
            Visit your local library for books on careers and career choices.                 People who are already doing the jobs you’re interested in.

                                                                                              Advisers at careers expos and evenings.

                                                                                              University staff at Courses and Careers Day on 28 August 2010.

                                                                                              Contact the University’s Schools Partnership Office staff who
                                                                                              liaise with schools and school students:
                                                                                              Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 85541

                                                                                              Contact student advisers at the University:
                                                                                              Phone: 0800 61 62 63
                                                                                              Email: studentinfo@auckland.ac.nz

                                                                                              Visit the Student Information Centre
                                                                                              Room 112, The ClockTower, 22 Princes Street, Auckland




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Where to from here?
Enquire
See making your decision on p55. Visit www.auckland.ac.nz or contact our student advisers for any information you need.
Phone: 0800 61 62 63
Email: studentinfo@auckland.ac.nz
Student Information Centre
Room 112, The ClockTower, 22 Princes Street, Auckland


Apply for a place in a programme(s)
Do you have internet access, or can you come on to campus to our help labs? (Make sure you apply by the closing date, see p73)


Yes                                                                                                   No
• Log on to www.auckland.ac.nz                                                                        Phone: 0800 61 62 63
                                                                                                      (or +64 9 308 2386 if overseas)
• Click on Apply Now.
                                                                                                      Email: studentinfo@auckland.ac.nz
• Complete the online Application for a place in your programme(s) of choice.
                                                                                                      The ClockTower Call Centre will forward
• You will receive an acknowledgement letter or email asking you to provide specific certified
                                                                                                      required information to you.
  documents (and in some cases to complete other requirements*) before your application can
  be assessed. The letter or email will also tell you how to complete the next steps.




Offer
Your application will be assessed and, if successful, an “Offer of a place in a programme” letter
or email will be sent to you. This normally happens from mid January.**
You may receive a conditional offer but final approval will be dependent on fulfilment of the
conditions of admission to the University and the programme.


Accept
Accept or decline your offer of a place in a programme online. Remember – you still need to
enrol in your courses!



Enrol in your choice of courses
Enrol in courses via the online enrolment system using your login and password. This system can
be accessed from www.auckland.ac.nz
For help with choosing courses you can:
• talk to staff for advice, and listen to talks on various programmes at Courses and Careers          *For some programmes, you may be required
  Day on 28 August 2010 and Course Advice Day in late January/early February 2011                     to submit supplementary information (eg, a
                                                                                                      portfolio of work, referee reports, an online form)
• refer to www.auckland.ac.nz or to publications relating to your programme, or to
                                                                                                      or to attend an interview/audition. If you have not
  The University of Auckland Calendar. For programme publications call 0800 61 62 63.
                                                                                                      already done this, any outstanding requirements
  The Calendar is for sale in bookshops or can be accessed from www.auckland.ac.nz
                                                                                                      will be explained in the acknowledgement letter or
  Click “University Calendar” in the Quick Links box in the top right of the screen. Faculty
  prospectuses are available free of charge.                                                          email – ensure that you follow them up as quickly
                                                                                                      as possible.
• go online to check the timetable for your chosen courses
                                                                                                      **You can also check the status of your application
• visit the relevant faculty student centre (or campus administration office at Tai Tokerau and       online using your login and password (if you don’t
  MIT Campuses) for more information                                                                  know these, check the instructions on your
                                                                                                      acknowledgement letter or email). If you are not
• call 0800 61 62 63.
                                                                                                      offered a place in the programme(s) of your
Pay your tuition fees. Fees can be paid online.                                                       choice, you will receive a letter or email outlining
                                                                                                      alternative options. Please follow this advice or
From late 2010 many students will be able to access course advice online through Academic             get in touch with The ClockTower Call Centre.
Advisement. Academic Advisement allows the generation of a report that details the requirements of    Your final offer of a place is dependent both on you
selected programmes.                                                                                  gaining admission to the University (which for
                                                                                                      school leavers may be dependent on your final
                                                                                                      school results) and assessment by the faculty
You are now a University of Auckland student. Congratulations!                                        offering the programme.



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          How do you get in?
          To study at The University of Auckland you must have a university entrance qualification and be selected
          into a programme. The following pages explain the different university entrance qualifications and
          what you need for selection into the programme you wish to study. Please note that the information
          in this section (pp56-64) applies to New Zealand and Australian citizens and permanent residents.
          International students should refer to pp70-71.
          General admission information                                                Guaranteed admission
                                                                                       If you meet the University Entrance Standard, the rank score and the
          Minimum age
                                                                                       other requirements for your programme or programmes you will be
          You normally must have reached the age of 16 years by 31 December in         offered a place.
          the year preceding that in which admission is sought to be eligible for
          admission to The University of Auckland.
                                                                                       Special Admission
          English language requirements                                                If you are over 20 on the first day of semester, a New Zealand or
                                                                                       Australian citizen or permanent resident, and have no formal university
          You must meet certain standards of English language proficiency. You will
                                                                                       entrance qualification, you may be eligible for Special Admission. If
          meet these if English is your first language, or if you have a New Zealand
                                                                                       admission is approved you may be considered for selection into
          university entrance qualification (eg, from NCEA).
                                                                                       programmes such as the Bachelors of Arts, Education, Laws (Part I),
                                                                                       Science or Theology or the Certificates of Arts or Science.
          Equity groups of students
                                                                                       You will need to consult with the relevant faculties before applying for
          We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all who have the
                                                                                       courses or programmes. Evidence of other study or work skills will need
          potential to succeed at The University of Auckland. All faculties are
                                                                                       to be provided with your application.
          committed to increasing the participation and success of students from
          equity groups, including students from low socio-economic backgrounds,
          students with disabilities, women in Science and Engineering, Māori and      Recognition of Previous Academic Study
          Pacific students. For more information about admission schemes see           (ROPAS)
          p64, or refer to the faculty prospectus or contact the faculty in which
                                                                                       The University of Auckland accepts applications from students who wish
          you wish to study.
                                                                                       to transfer from other tertiary institutions. If you are a New Zealand or
                                                                                       Australian citizen or permanent resident and have studied at another
          Admission from New Zealand secondary                                         tertiary institution in New Zealand or overseas we will need to assess
          school qualifications in 2011                                                your results to determine your eligibility for admission to The University
                                                                                       of Auckland. At the time of application, you may also apply for credit for
          To be admitted to the University, school leavers must have a university
                                                                                       courses completed elsewhere. If you have studied at secondary level
          entrance qualification based on NCEA, CIE, IB or another recognised,
                                                                                       overseas you may need to have your study assessed, and you should
          equivalent qualification. You must also meet the admission requirements
                                                                                       contact the Student Information Centre.
          and be selected into your programme of study.

          See pp56-64 for details of the requirements for admission and selection      More information
          from your qualification pathway.                                             For more information or help with understanding our admission
                                                                                       requirements contact:
          Approved subjects and required subjects
          Approved subjects are subjects approved by the New Zealand                   Student Information Centre
          Qualifications Authority (NZQA) for university entrance. For a list of       Phone: 0800 61 62 63
          approved subjects contact your school or visit the NZQA website              www.auckland.ac.nz/admission
          www.nzqa.govt.nz/ncea
                                                                                       The University of Auckland has taken all steps to ensure that the
          Required subjects are approved subjects that we require you to have          information on these pages is correct but please note that changes may
          studied before you can be considered for selection into some                 occur. Please refer to www.auckland.ac.nz or call 0800 61 62 63 for
          programmes. For NCEA, refer to Tables A and B on p57. For CIE, refer to      updated information.
          Tables A and B on p58.

          Conjoint programmes
          If you are applying for a conjoint programme you must meet the
          admission and selection requirements for both programmes of study.

          Rank scores for all applicants
          All undergraduate applicants will be given a rank score. The table on
          pp60-61 shows the rank scores required for guaranteed entry in 2010,
          specific subject and credit requirements and any other requirements you
          need for admission into The University of Auckland’s undergraduate
          programmes. Guaranteed entry scores for 2011 admission will be
          published later in 2010. For more information about individual
          programme requirements refer to the relevant faculty undergraduate
          prospectus or website.

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National Certificate of Educational Achievement – (NCEA) Level 3
The following information applies to New Zealand and Australian citizens and permanent residents.
International students should refer to pp70-71.

The University Entrance Standard                                            How your rank score is calculated
                                                                            You will be allocated a rank score based on your best 80 credits at Level 3
  You will be qualified for entrance to New Zealand universities in 2011    or higher over a maximum of five approved subjects, weighted by the level
  if you have obtained:                                                     of achievement attained in each set of credits.
  • a minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the National            If you achieve fewer than 80 credits, the rank score will be based on those
    Qualifications Framework, including a minimum of 14 credits at          credits you have gained at Level 3 over a maximum of five approved
    Level 3 or higher in each of two subjects from the approved             subjects and weighted by the level of achievement.
    subject list, with a further 14 credits at Level 3 or higher taken
    from no more than two additional domains on the National                • The rank score will be calculated by awarding the following points
    Qualifications Framework or approved subjects                             for up to 24 credits in each approved subject taken at Level 3. The
                                                                              maximum rank score is 320.
  plus
                                                                             Excellence                               4 points
  • a minimum of 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or           Merit                                    3 points
    Pāngarau on the National Qualifications Framework
                                                                             Achieved                                 2 points
  plus
                                                                            • Credits obtained in any required subjects do not have to be among the
  • a minimum of 8 credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo          best 80 credits used for ranking purposes.
    Māori; 4 credits must be in Reading and 4 credits must be in
    Writing. These literacy credits are to be selected from a schedule      • NCEA Level 3 credits achieved in previous years may be counted
    of approved achievement standards and unit standards.                     towards the 80 best credits used for ranking purposes.

                                                                            • Level 3 subject requirements for a specific programme may be met in
To be admitted to The University of Auckland you must gain the University     Year 12.
Entrance Standard and be selected into a programme.
                                                                            • You are strongly encouraged to take achievement standards as
                                                                              preparation for University study.
Admission requirements
You must meet the admission requirements for your programme(s)               Example of how a rank score for NCEA Level 3 is calculated
of study. In addition to achieving university entrance, some of our
                                                                             Subject           Standard          Results             Calculate            Rank
undergraduate programmes require you to have taken specific subjects
                                                                                               type                                                       score
and gained minimum credits in certain subjects. Some programmes have
other requirements such as a portfolio, audition and/or interview.           English           Achievement       6 Excellence        6 x 4 points         66
                                                                                               and Unit          6 Merit             6 x 3 points
The table on pp60-61 shows the rank scores required for guaranteed                                               16* Achieved        12* x 2 points
entry in 2010, specific subject and credit requirements and any other
                                                                             History           Achievement       8 Excellence        8 x 4 points         52
requirements you need for admission and selection into The University
                                                                                                                 10 Achieved         10 x 2 points
of Auckland’s undergraduate programmes. Guaranteed entry scores for
2011 will be published later in 2010. For programmes that refer to           Physics           Achievement       24 Merit            24 x 3 points        72
Table A and/or Table B, use the table below.                                 Mathematics       Achievement       4 Excellence        4 x 4 points         25
                                                                             with Calculus                       3 Merit             3 x 3 points
 Table A                              Table B                                                                    8** Achieved
 Classical Studies                    Accounting                             Statistics and    Achievement       7 Merit       7 x 3 points               21
 English                              Biology                                Modelling                           10** Achieved

 Geography                            Chemistry                              Economics         Achievement       6*** Achieved Not                        Nil
                                                                                                                               counted***
 History                              Economics
                                                                             Rank score                                                                   236
 History of Art                       Mathematics with Calculus
                                                                             *Maximum 24 credits per subject. Any points above this limit are excluded.
 Te Reo Mäori                         Physics                                **Not included as only best 80 credits used in calculation of rank score.
 OR                                                                          ***Only five subjects are included in the calculation.
                                      Statistics and Modelling
 Te Reo Rangatira


For more information about requirements for specific programmes (eg,
portfolio of creative work) refer to the faculty undergraduate prospectus
or website.




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          Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)
          If you are applying for admission to The University of Auckland in 2011 based on Cambridge
          International Examinations taken in New Zealand schools, you will be required to meet the following
          University Entrance Standard, as established by the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee
          (NZVCC). Please note the information on this page is for New Zealand and Australian citizens and
          permanent residents. International students should refer to pp70-71.

            The University Entrance Standard                                           How your rank score is calculated
                                                                                       You will be allocated a rank score according to your UCAS Tariff score
              • 120 points* on the UCAS Tariff including a minimum grade of
                                                                                       total accumulated over a maximum of six subject units, in subjects at AS,
                “D” in each of at least two subjects equivalent to those in the list
                                                                                       A2 or A Level from subjects that match those of NCEA.
                approved for NCEA at AS or A Level; plus a minimum grade of
                “D” in one further subject either from the approved list or related    The Faculty of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Law will
                to a domain on the National Qualifications Framework at AS or          include the subjects Psychology, Sociology and Legal Studies in making
                A Level                                                                selections.
               plus
                                                                                       • The rank score will be calculated from your UCAS Tariff points by
              • a “D” pass or higher in IGCSE Mathematics                                awarding the following points for each approved subject (to a
                                                                                         maximum of six subject units). The maximum rank score is 360.
              plus
              • an “E” pass or higher in AS English.                                    Level         A             B              C             D             E
              *Should an applicant obtain three “D” grades, totalling fewer than        A             120           100            80            60            40
              120 UCAS Tariff points, the applicant may include points from any                       points        points         points        points        points
              one additional subject available for CIE to make up the difference        AS            60            50             40            30            20
              between 90 and 120 points.                                                              points        points         points        points        points

          Note: NZVCC has recognised Business Studies as equivalent to an
          approved subject.                                                            • An A Level counts as two subject units. Where a student has studied
                                                                                         more than six subject units the best six scores will be used.

          To be admitted to The University of Auckland you must gain the               • A CIE rank score may differ from the UCAS Tariff used for university
          University Entrance Standard and be selected into a programme.                 entrance because only subjects equivalent to approved NCEA subjects
                                                                                         are used for ranking.
          Admission requirements
          You must meet the admission requirements for your programme(s) of             Example of how a rank score for CIE is calculated
          study. In addition to achieving university entrance, some of our
                                                                                        Subject           Level         Subject Grade                Tariff        Rank
          undergraduate programmes require you to have taken specific subjects.
                                                                                                                        units                        points        score
          Some programmes have other requirements such as a portfolio, audition
          and/or interview.                                                             Chemistry         A             2              B             100           100
                                                                                        Mathematics       A             2              B             100           100
          The table on pp60-61 shows the rank scores required for guaranteed
                                                                                        Physics           AS            1              B             50            50
          entry in 2010, specific subject requirements and any other requirements
          you need for admission and selection into The University of Auckland’s        English           AS            1              C             40            40
          undergraduate programmes. Guaranteed entry scores for 2011 will be            Biology           AS            1              D             30            Nil*
          published later in 2010.                                                      Rank score                                                                 290
          For programmes that refer to Table A and/or Table B, use the table below.     *Maximum six subject units. If more are achieved, the best six scores are used.

            Table A                                       Table B
            Classical Studies                             Accounting
            English                                       Biology
            Geography                                     Business Studies
            History                                       Chemistry
            History of Art                                Economics
                                                          Mathematics
                                                          Physics

          For more information about requirements for specific programmes (eg,
          portfolio of creative work) refer to the faculty undergraduate prospectus
          or website.




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International Baccalaureate (IB)
If you are applying for admission to The University of Auckland in 2011 based on International
Baccalaureate, you will be required to meet the following entrance standard, as established by the
New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (NZVCC). Please note that the following information applies
to New Zealand and Australian citizens and permanent residents. International students should refer to
pp70-71.
                                                                         The table on pp60-61 shows the rank scores required for guaranteed
 An applicant will be deemed to be eligible for admission if they have
                                                                         admission in 2010 and any other requirements you need for admission and
 been awarded the full International Baccalaureate Diploma (24 points
                                                                         selection into The University of Auckland’s undergraduate programmes.
 minimum).
                                                                         Guaranteed entry scores for 2011 will be published later in 2010.

To be admitted to The University of Auckland you must gain the           For more information about requirements for specific programmes (eg,
University Entrance Standard and be selected into a programme.           portfolio of creative work) refer to the relevant faculty undergraduate
                                                                         prospectus or website.

Admission requirements                                                   How your rank score is calculated
You must meet the admission requirements for your programme(s) of        You will be allocated a rank score according to your IB score. For
study. In addition to achieving university entrance, some of our         example, if you achieve 27 points for IB, your rank score will also be 27
undergraduate programmes have other requirements such as a portfolio,    points. The maximum rank score is 45.
audition and/or interview. Please note, some programmes will require
you to have taken specific subjects.




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            Undergraduate programme admission requirements for school leavers who are
            New Zealand or Australian citizens or permanent residents. International students
            will be required to achieve higher rank scores.
            This table indicates the rank score that guaranteed entry in 2010, subject/credit requirements and other requirements that
            will gain you admission to your programme. Guaranteed entry scores for 2011 admission will be published later in 2010.
            Please refer to pp57-59 for an explanation of NCEA, CIE and IB and how your rank score will be calculated.
            Programme                                             NCEA (Level 3)                           CIE                                 IB Other requirements
            Bachelor of Architectural Studies                     Students who meet the University Entrance Standard will be selected on the         Portfolio.
            (BAS)                                                 basis of their academic performance and portfolio of creative work. Note the       An interview may be required.
                                                                  subject requirements below.
                                                                  A minimum of 16 credits in one subject   One subject from Table A and        29
                                                                  from Table A and a minimum of 16         one subject from Table B
                                                                  credits in one subject from Table B
            Bachelor of Arts (BA)1                                120                                      110                                 24    Nil
            Diploma in Languages                                                                                                                     Students must be enrolled in a
            Certificate in Languages                                                                                                                 University of Auckland degree
                                                                                                                                                     programme, or have completed a
                                                                                                                                                     degree at any university.
            Bachelor of Business and Information                  165 with a minimum of 16 credits in      150 with three subjects from        26    Nil
            Management (BBIM)                                     each of three subjects from Table A      Table A and/or Table B
                                                                  and/or Table B
            Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)                           165 with a minimum of 16 credits in      150 with three subjects from        26    Nil
                                                                  each of three subjects from Table A      Table A and/or Table B
                                                                  and/or Table B
            Bachelor of Dance Studies                             Students who meet the University Entrance Standard will be selected on the         Applicants may be asked to
            (BDanceSt)                                            basis of their CV and an interview. An audition may also be required.              demonstrate performance skills at
            Formerly Bachelor of Performing Arts -                                                                                                   an audition. A CV plus interview will
            Dance Studies                                                                                                                            be required.
            Bachelor of Education (Teaching)                      120                                      110                                 24    Interview and referees’ reports.
            (BEd(Tchg))2                                                                                                                             Applicants must be capable of
            Diploma of Teaching (DipTchg(ECE))2                                                                                                      meeting the requirements of the
                                                                                                                                                     New Zealand Teachers Council,
                                                                                                                                                     including language proficiency.
            Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)                     240 with a minimum of 18 credits in      280 with Mathematics and            31*   Nil
            (BE(Hons))                                            each of Mathematics with Calculus        Physics (full A levels preferred)         *Mathematics and Physics, HL
                                                                  and Physics                                                                        both preferred
            Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)                           Students who meet the University Entrance Standard will be selected on the         Portfolio. An interview may be
                                                                  basis of their portfolio of creative work.                                         required.
            Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc)                    200 with a minimum of 18 credits         200 with one subject from Table     27    Nil
                                                                  in one subject from Table A and a        A and one subject from Table B*           *A Level in one subject from Table
                                                                  minimum of 18 credits in one                                                       B preferred
                                                                  subject from Table B
            Bachelor of Human Services                            120                                      110                                 24    Interview, referees’ reports and other
            (BHumServ)2                                                                                                                              checks on suitability are required.
            Bachelor of Laws (LLB (Part I))                       Students must be offered a place in another bachelors degree. Entry will be        Students will be selected into Part II
                                                                  based on the guaranteed scores for the other bachelors degree.                     on the basis of their results in Part I.
            Bachelor of Music (BMus)                                                                                                                 A statement of musical background/
            - Composition and History or                                                                                                             experience is required for applicants
                                                                  120                                      110                                       taking the major in Composition or
            Literature of Music majors                                                                                                         24
                                                                                                                                                     History and Literature of Music.
            - Jazz, Performance or                                Students who meet the University Entrance Standard will be selected on the
            Popular Music majors                                                                                                                     An audition is required for applicants
                                                                  basis of an audition.
                                                                                                                                                     taking the major in Jazz,
                                                                                                                                                     Performance or Popular Music.
            Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs)                           180 with a minimum of 16 credits in      170 with one subject from           27    Nil
                                                                  one subject from Table A and a           Table A and one of Biology,
                                                                  minimum of 16 credits from one of        Chemistry, Physics
                                                                  Biology, Chemistry, Physics
            Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)                         210 with a minimum of 18 credits in      210 with Biology and Chemistry*     29    Interview
                                                                  each of Biology and Chemistry                                                      *A Level in Biology and Chemistry
                                                                                                                                                     preferred
            Bachelor of Physical Education (BPE)2                 120                                      110                                 24    Interview and referees’ reports.
                                                                                                                                                     Applicants must be capable of
                                                                                                                                                     meeting the requirements of the
                                                                                                                                                     New Zealand Teachers Council,
                                                                                                                                                     including language proficiency.
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Programme                                     NCEA (Level 3)                             CIE                                   IB Other requirements
Bachelor of Planning (BPlan)                  210                                        210                                   29      Nil
Bachelor of Property (BProp)                  165 with a minimum of 16 credits in        150 with three subjects from          26      Nil
                                              each of three subjects from Table A        Table A and/or Table B
                                              and/or Table B
Bachelor of Science (BSc)3                                                                                                             Nil
- Biomedical Science                          230                                        240                                   27
- Sport and Exercise Science                  190                                        180                                   27      May be subject to change. Please
- all other majors/specialisations            150                                        140                                   24      check the University website.
Certificate in Science (CertSci)              150                                        140                                   24
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)2                120                                        110                                   24      Interview and referees’ reports.
                                                                                                                                       Applicants must be capable of
                                                                                                                                       meeting the requirements of the
                                                                                                                                       Social Workers Registration Act.
Bachelor of Technology (BTech)
- Biotechnology, Medical Physics and          230                                        240                                   27      Nil
Imaging Technology, and
Optoelectronics
- Information Technology                      150                                        140                                   24      Nil
                                  4
Bachelor of Theology (BTheol)                 120                                        110                                   24      Nil
Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA)                 Students who meet the University Entrance Standard will be selected on the basis         Portfolio. An interview may be
                                              of their portfolio of creative work.                                                     required.
Conjoint programmes
Applicants must achieve the greater of the two rank scores for their selected programmes and must meet the entry requirements for both
programmes. Not all degree programmes have conjoint options. For a complete list, see the table on p52.
Bachelor of Arts conjoints                    210                                        210                                   29      Nil
Bachelor of Commerce conjoints                210 with a minimum of 16 credits in        210 with three subjects from          29      Nil
                                              each of three subjects from Table A        Table A and/or Table B
                                              and/or Table B
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)             260 with a minimum of 18 credits in        300 with Mathematics and              33* Nil
conjoints                                     each of Maths with Calculus, and           Physics (full A levels preferred)         *Mathematics and Physics, HL
                                              Physics                                                                              both preferred
Bachelor of Fine Arts conjoints               210                                        210                                   29      Portfolio. An interview may be
                                                                                                                                       required.
Bachelor of Health Sciences conjoints         230 with a minimum of 18 credits in        240 with one subject from Table       29      Nil
                                              one subject from Table A and minimum       A and one subject from Table B*               *A Level in one subject from Table
                                              18 credits in one subject from Table B                                                   B preferred
Bachelor of Laws (Part I) conjoints           Admission will be based on the conjoint score for the other degree.                      Students will be selected into Part II
                                                                                                                                       on the basis of their results in Part I.
Bachelor of Music conjoints                   Admission will be based on the conjoint score for the other degree.              29      An audition is required for
                                                                                                                                       applicants taking the major in Jazz,
                                                                                                                                       Performance or Popular Music. A
                                                                                                                                       statement of musical background/
                                                                                                                                       experience is required for applicants
                                                                                                                                       taking the major in Composition or
                                                                                                                                       History and Literature of Music.
Bachelor of Nursing conjoints                 230 with a minimum of 18 credits in        240 with one subject from Table       29      Nil
                                              one subject from Table A and minimum       A and one of Biology, Chemistry,
                                              18 credits from one of Biology,            Physics
                                              Chemistry, Physics
Bachelor of Property conjoints                210 with a minimum of 16 credits in        210 with three subjects from          29      Nil
                                              each of three subjects from Table A        Table A and/or Table B
                                              and/or Table B
Bachelor of Science conjoints                 230                                        240                                   29      Nil
Bachelor of Theology conjoints                210                                        210                                   29      Nil
Applicants for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) must first complete Year 1 of either the BHSc or the BSc in Biomedical Science, or have completed
another degree approved by the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.
Applicants for the Bachelor of Optometry (BOptom) must first complete the set courses from the common year of the BSc in Biomedical Science (or equivalent) or have
completed another degree approved by the Faculty of Science.
International students will be required to achieve higher rank scores.

1. Mäori school leaver applicants who achieve the University Entrance (UE) Standard will be admitted to the Bachelor of Arts (BA).
2. Mäori and Pacific school leaver applicants who achieve the UE Standard and meet other requirements will be admitted to the programmes in the Faculty of Education.
3. Mäori and Pacific school leaver applicants who achieve the UE Standard will be admitted to the Bachelor of Science (BSc). Higher admission standards are required for the
   majors in Biomedical Science and Sport and Exercise Science.
4. Mäori and Pacific school leaver applicants who achieve the UE Standard will be admitted to the Bachelor of Theology (BTheol).
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           Discretionary Entrance
           If you are applying for Discretionary Entrance you will be assessed on the basis of your academic
           background and an adviser’s recommendation. Discretionary Entrance is based on the National
           Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 2 (or higher) and is available to applicants
           who have gained exceptional results in Year 12 and wish to embark on university study. Applicants
           must also be selected into the programme for which they have applied.
           You must be under 20, and be a New Zealand or Australian citizen
                                                                                                  Table A             Table B
           or permanent resident*, and not be otherwise qualified for entrance
           to university. Discretionary Entrance is not available to international                Classical Studies   Accounting
           students. International students should refer to pp70-71.                              English             Biology
                                                                                                  Geography           Chemistry
           *Australian applicants’ most recent year of schooling must have been in New Zealand.
                                                                                                  History             Economics
           Application requirements                                                               History of Art      Mathematics
                                                                                                           –
                                                                                                  Te Reo Maori        Physics
           You must:
                                                                                                  OR
           • display a high level of motivation and maturity                                      Te Reo Rangatira

           • obtain a recommendation from your school principal if you are still
             at school, or have left very recently

           • be interviewed by a course adviser from the University’s Schools
             Partnership Office if you have been away from school for one term
             or longer

           Note: Applicants who have undertaken Year 13 study beyond 1 June in
           any year are ineligible to apply in the same year but may be considered
           for mid-year admission in the following year.

           Academic requirements
           You must:
           • meet the University Entrance standards for literacy and numeracy.
             These are a minimum of 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in
             Mathematics or Pängarau on the National Qualifications Framework,
             and a minimum of 8 credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo
             Mäori; 4 credits must be in reading and 4 must be in writing. These
             literacy credits are to be selected from a schedule of approved
             achievement standards and unit standards

           • sit a minimum of 4 subjects based on the NZQA list of subjects
             approved for University Entrance (there are some minor differences in
             subject names between the list and those offered in Level 2 NCEA).
             The full list is available from the careers adviser at your school, or from
             the NZQA website

           • meet the subject requirements of your chosen programme, as listed
             in the table opposite

           • attain Merit and Excellence grades for the majority of credits across all
             of your level two subjects.

           For entrance to some University of Auckland qualifications, you need
           to have completed subjects listed in Tables A and B in the next column.
           Check the subjects required for your proposed programme against the
           Discretionary Entrance – subject requirements on p63. Remember, a
           minimum of four subjects in total is required. Some programmes have no
           Table A or Table B requirements (eg, Bachelor of Arts) – in that case, you
           are free to choose any subjects from the NZQA list approved for
           University Entrance.




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Discretionary Entrance – subject and credit requirements
Programme                           Credits Requirements                        Requirements                   Other requirements
                                            from Table A                        from Table B
                                                            (Tables A and B are on p62)
Bachelor of Arts (BA)               80            Nil                           Nil                            Nil
Certificate in Arts (CertArts)
Bachelor of Business and            80            Minimum 16 credits in each of three subjects (must           Nil
Information Management (BBIM)                     include Mathematics)
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)         80            Minimum 16 credits in each of three subjects (must           Nil
                                                  include Mathematics)
Bachelor of Dance Studies           80            Nil                           Nil                            Applicants may be asked to demonstrate
(BDanceSt)                                                                                                     performance skills at an audition. A CV
Formerly Bachelor of Performing                                                                                plus interview will be required.
Arts – Dance Studies
Bachelor of Education (Teaching)    80            Nil                           Nil                            Interview and referees’ reports.
(BEd(Tchg))                                                                                                    Applicants must be capable of
                                                                                                               meeting the requirements of the New
Diploma of Teaching                                                                                            Zealand Teachers Council, including
(DipTchg(ECE))                                                                                                 language proficiency.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)         80            Nil                           Nil                            Portfolio. An interview may be required.
Bachelor of Human Services          80            Nil                           Nil                            Interview, referees’ reports and other
(BHumServ)                                                                                                     checks on suitability are required.

Bachelor of Laws (LLB (Part I))     80            Nil                           Nil                            Students will be selected into Part II
                                                                                                               on the basis of their results in Part I.
Bachelor of Music (BMus)            80            Minimum 16 credits in         Nil                            An audition is required for applicants
                                                  Music for students wishing                                   taking the major in Jazz, Performance
                                                  to study academic Music.                                     or Popular Music. A statement of
                                                                                                               musical background/experience is
                                                                                                               required for applicants taking the
                                                                                                               major in Composition or History and
                                                                                                               Literature of Music.
Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs)         80            Minimum 16 credits in one     Minimum 16 credits from        Nil
                                                  subject                       one of Biology, Chemistry,
                                                                                Physics
Bachelor of Physical Education      80            Nil                           Nil                            Interview and referees’ reports.
(BPE)                                                                                                          Applicants must be capable of
                                                                                                               meeting the requirements of the New
                                                                                                               Zealand Teachers Council, including
                                                                                                               language proficiency.
Bachelor of Planning (BPlan)        80            Nil                           Nil                            Nil
Bachelor of Property (BProp)        80            Minimum 16 credits in each of three subjects (must           Nil
                                                  include Mathematics)
Bachelor of Science (BSc)           80            Nil                           Nil                            Nil
Certificate in Science (CertSci)                  Some courses in Computer Science, Biological Sciences,
                                                  Sport and Exercise Science and the Biomedical Science
                                                  programme may require a higher standard for selection.
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)       80            Nil                           Nil                            Interview and referees’ reports.
                                                                                                               Applicants must be capable of
                                                                                                               meeting the requirements of the Social
                                                                                                               Workers’ Registration Act.
Bachelor of Technology (BTech)      80            Nil                           Nil                            Nil
                                                  However, it is strongly recommended that students
                                                  wanting to enrol for BTech study NCEA Level 3. Some
                                                  courses in Biological Sciences and Computer Science may
                                                  require a higher standard for selection.
Bachelor of Theology (BTheol)       80            Nil                           Nil                            Nil
Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA)       80            Nil                           Nil                            Portfolio. An interview may be required.
The Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS), Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (BE(Hons)), Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) and Bachelor of
Pharmacy (BPharm) programmes do not accept Discretionary Entrance applicants.

The University of Auckland has taken all steps to ensure that the information on this page is correct but notes that changes may occur.
Please refer to www.auckland.ac.nz for updated information.


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          What if you don’t achieve the rank score for guaranteed admission?
          If you achieve the University Entrance Standard but do not achieve a rank score that will guarantee
          selection into the programme you wish to study, your application will be given individual consideration
          if places are available on that programme.
          Selection may take into account the following factors according to the       Other pathways to The University of Auckland
          programme you are applying for:
                                                                                       We have a range of alternative pathways that are designed to bridge the
          • your performance in relevant subjects                                      gap between your secondary school studies and university.

          • eligibility for a targeted admission scheme                                • The University of Auckland Tertiary Foundation Certificate (see p65)

          • results of an interview where deemed appropriate to determine your         • Foundation Certificate Education (see p30)
            potential for success in the programme.
                                                                                       • Foundation Certificate Tohu Tūāpapa Mātauranga (see p30)
          If you are successful in gaining a place, you may have conditions placed
                                                                                       • Hikitia Te Ora – Certificate in Health Sciences (see p34)
          on your enrolment.
                                                                                       The following preparation programmes are available for those over 20
          If you are not offered a place in your preferred programme, you could
                                                                                       who want to gain skills and confidence before undertaking University study:
          consider other possible programmes at The University of Auckland.
                                                                                       • New Start (see p65)
          Some late applications may be accepted after 2010 school results are
          received. It is advisable, however, to apply for all programmes that you     • New Start for Business (see p65)
          might wish to study before the closing date of 8 December 2010.
          Multiple applications are acceptable and all applications will be
          considered when 2010 academic results are available.                         If you are not offered a place
                                                                                       If you are not successful in obtaining a place at The University of
                                                                                       Auckland you may wish to consider undertaking study at another tertiary
          Targeted admission schemes                                                   institution and re-applying later as a transferring tertiary student.
          At The University of Auckland we have a range of admission schemes to
          improve access into higher education for equity groups.                      Transferring students are also subject to selection on the basis of their
                                                                                       academic performance in areas relevant to the programme for which
          If you are a Māori or Pacific student, or a student with a disability, and   they are applying. You may wish to seek advice about possible options
          have not met the guaranteed score you may be eligible for inclusion in a     from the appropriate Faculty Student Centre.
          targeted admission scheme. Call 0800 61 62 63 for further information.




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Other pathways to tertiary study
If you left school with few or no formal qualifications but now want to be considered for entry into a
degree programme, or if your English isn’t good enough to qualify you for entrance to The University
of Auckland, we have various pathways to help you take the first step towards achieving letters after
your name.
Please note that New Start and Tertiary Foundation Certificate               English language preparation courses
programmes are not available to international students. Refer to
                                                                             If you do not meet the University’s English language requirements,
pp70-71 for preparation programmes for international students.
                                                                             the University’s English Language Academy (ELA) offers several English
                                                                             programmes and is an accredited IELTS testing centre offering IELTS
The University of Auckland Tertiary                                          preparation courses and IELTS examinations.
Foundation Certificate (TFC)                                                 Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes
This programme gives you the chance to gain an entrance qualification        (FCertEAP) is the right course if you have an offer of a place into
and the skills you need to succeed at university level if you left school    a University of Auckland programme conditional upon improving your
with limited qualifications and now wish to begin tertiary education.        English language level. The certificate is full-time for 20 teaching weeks
When you successfully complete this one-year full-time preliminary           and covers a range of topics from language structure to listening
programme in Arts and/or Science you will be qualified to apply for          strategies, vocabulary, and academic report and essay writing.
admission into degree programmes at The University of Auckland or
other tertiary institutions. Some faculties may require you to achieve       You will need to achieve the following grades to meet your English
specific grades. TFC students have access to all the University’s student    requirements as stated on your conditional offer of a place at
services. You are also eligible for student loans and allowances.            The University of Auckland:
                                                                             FCertEAP A Grade Meets English language entry requirements
New Start – University preparation courses                                   for postgraduate diplomas and master degrees*.
These University bridging programmes will provide you with a pathway
to undergraduate-level study.                                                FCertEAP B Grade Meets English language entry requirements
                                                                             for postgraduate diplomas and some undergraduate degrees*.
New Start is designed for those over 20 years without university entrance
who need to gain skills and confidence to undertake University study. You    FCertEAP C Grade Meets English language entry requirements for most
must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident to be eligible to        undergraduate degrees*.
apply. If you would like to study at University the New Start programme
                                                                             *Some degrees and diplomas require a higher IELTS or TOEFL score
is a great step.
                                                                             or FCertEAP grade.
We offer three programmes:
                                                                             If you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident please contact
• New Start General                                                          The University of Auckland Admissions Office for specific details on your
                                                                             eligibility to enrol in the FCertEAP.
• New Start for Business
• Introduction to Postgraduate Study.                                        General English is offered at five levels of English ability and is ideal
                                                                             if you want to improve your everyday English language skills before
New Start General: If you are unsure of what you would like to study,        moving onto the Academic English course. New students can begin
this programme will prepare you for a range of undergraduate degrees         on any Monday, and may study for as long as they wish (minimum
at The University of Auckland. You will attend university style lectures,    enrolment of two weeks). This course is 23 hours per week full-time,
learn to write essays, complete assignments and be guided when               and 15 hours per week part-time.
planning your future study.
                                                                             Academic English is designed for students who wish to continue their
New Start for Business: If you would like to study business, this            studies at tertiary level. The curriculum has been designed to prepare
programme will prepare you for any of the undergraduate degrees              overseas students for university-level lectures and classes. This course
offered by the Business School.                                              is available from Introductory to Pre-Intermediate and Advanced levels,
                                                                             and runs full-time. The course runs in ten-week blocks.
Introduction to Postgraduate Study: If you have an undergraduate
degree but have not studied for a while, this two-day course will help you   For more information about English language support see p11.
decide the next step in your academic career.
                                                                             For more information about the English Language Academy:
We believe that anyone capable of taking advantage of a top quality          Phone: +64 9 919 7695
education should have the opportunity to do so. We particularly welcome      Email: ela@auckland.ac.nz
applications from Māori, Pacific and other ethnicities.                      www.ela.auckland.ac.nz

New Start is part-time and you are not eligible for student loans and
allowance. If you are in financial hardship we offer several ways of
helping you realise your dreams.

For more information about New Start:
Phone: 0800 864 266 or +64 9 373 7599 ext 87831
Email: newstart@auckland.ac.nz
www.auckland.ac.nz/newstart


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           What will it cost?
           A qualification from The University of Auckland is a valuable asset and a lifelong investment. Give yourself
           some time to get to grips with the costs involved and what financial assistance is available to you.

           Tuition fees                                                               Other costs
           You will be expected to contribute towards the total cost of your study.   For a true indication of how much it will cost you to study, you will need
           As an indication, approximate full-time annual fees paid by New Zealand    to factor in costs such as textbooks, accommodation, transport and other
           and Australian citizens and permanent residents studying at The            living expenses. The following table lists some of the additional University
           University of Auckland in 2010 are listed on this page. (A list of fees    costs commonly incurred by students.
           for international students can be found on p71.)
                                                                                       At a glance – some typical study costs
           The table below is based on the 2010 fees schedule for a domestic
           student enrolled in a full-time load of 120 points and should be used       Textbooks                                             Around $600 a semester
           as a guide only.                                                            Photocopying and printing                             10 cents per A4 page
                                                                                       Membership of the Student Learning Centre             $10
            Estimated annual tuition fees for domestic students                        (entitling you to attend workshops
                                                                                       throughout the year at no extra cost)
            Programme                                             NZ$*
                                                                                       Membership to University Recreation                   $275 – $295 (per year)
            Architectural Studies                                 $4,922 - $6,005
                                                                                       Centre (gym)
            Arts                                                  $4,501 - $5,194
                                                                                       Building levy                                         $74.40*
            Business and Information Management                   $4,849
                                                                                       Student Services fees                                 $468*
            Commerce                                              $4,849
                                                                                       Costs are indicative only.
            Dance Studies                                         $4,501 – $5,194      *Based on full-time study of 120 points. Students taking less than 120 points will
            Education (Teaching)                                  $4,501               pay proportionately lower fees.

            Engineering                                           $6,005
            Fine Arts                                             $5,194
            Health Sciences and Medicine (Year 1)                 $5,843
            Human Services                                        $4,501
            Law                                                   $4,849
            Medicine (Year 2 onwards)                             $11,545
            Music                                                 $4,501 – $5,194
            Nursing                                               $5,194
            Optometry                                             $6,569
            Pharmacy                                              $5,843
            Physical Education                                    $4,501
            Planning                                              $4,922 – $6,005
            Property                                              $4,849
            Science                                               $4,501 - $5,348
            Social Work                                           $4,501
            Technology                                            $4,849 - $6,005
            Theology                                              $4,501
            Visual Arts                                           $5,194
            *Based on enrolment in 120 points



           Fees for conjoint students
           Conjoint students’ fees will vary depending on the particular
           programmes they are enrolled in, but should be within the range above.
           In all cases the fees per point will be charged at the rate set for that
           subject irrespective of the qualification the course is taken for.
           For updated fees information, refer to www.auckland.ac.nz/fees




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Money matters
Staying within a budget isn’t always easy, so we offer some practical methods that you can adopt to help
keep track of your money. As a student you have several options for financial assistance and you can also
consider part-time work to supplement your income while you study.

Managing your money                                                            Before committing to a part-time job, check out whether you are expected
                                                                               to undertake professional placements or work experience as part of your
There are four basic steps to balancing your budget while you are
                                                                               degree. You should also try to arrange with your employer some flexibility
studying:
                                                                               to do less work around exam time and more in the holidays. If you are
1. Calculate how much will you will earn over the year.                        applying for a student allowance, bear in mind that you can only earn
See “Financial assistance” below for the different types of income you         a maximum of $192.01 gross per week before your allowance is affected.
may be eligible to apply for while you are studying.
                                                                               Student Job Search can assist in referring you to short-term job
2. Calculate all of your anticipated expenses.                                 opportunities. Visit www.sjs.co.nz
This should include your tuition fees (see p66), textbooks, other University   The Employment Relations Service provides information about your
fees, living costs, spending money and an emergency fund.                      employment rights and obligations such as the minimum wage and
                                                                               holiday pay (find out more at www.ers.dol.govt.nz). Some university
3. Adjust your income or expenditure.
                                                                               programmes can be completed over a number of years, giving you
You may need to take out a student loan or reduce your living costs to         the flexibility to complete courses while doing a full-time or part-time
ensure you have enough to live on while you study.                             job, or managing family responsibilities.
4. Learn to live within a budget.
If you establish good habits of self-control, your disciplined spending (and   Unemployment Benefit – Student Hardship
saving) will soon become a habit.                                              Student allowances and loans are only available to students during the
                                                                               period of their enrolment. If you are not studying over the summer break,
For more information, visit www.auckland.ac.nz/financialadvice or visit        and cannot find a job to support yourself, you may be eligible for the
the New Zealand Retirement Commission’s website www.sorted.org.nz              Unemployment Benefit – Student Hardship.
for tips for people who are considering study, as well as current students.
                                                                               You generally need to be eligible for a student allowance during your
Financial assistance                                                           study to be eligible for the benefit, but there are additional hardship
                                                                               criteria that may be applicable if you don’t qualify for the allowance.
There are various options available to help you fund your university study.    Full information is available from StudyLink on 0800 88 99 00 or
Student loans and allowances are available through StudyLink, and the          www.studylink.govt.nz
University offers a number of first-year scholarships, awards and grants
to help get you started.
                                                                               Entry/first-year scholarships and awards
Student allowances                                                             The University of Auckland has a wealth of scholarships available to
                                                                               school leavers from all walks of life and from all over New Zealand.
The student allowance is a weekly payment to help with a student’s living
costs while in full-time study on an approved programme. It is available       The University of Auckland Scholarship is for academic excellence,
to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents who have held New              all-round ability and leadership.
Zealand residency for at least two years, and is subject to means testing.
For more information call StudyLink on 0800 88 99 00.                          The University of Auckland Chancellor’s Awards for Top Māori and
                                                                               Pacific Scholars recognise and reward New Zealand’s top Mäori and
                                                                               Pacific Island achievers.
Student loans
To be eligible for a student loan you must be a New Zealand citizen or         The University of Auckland Jubilee Awards are available for students
have been granted permanent resident status. Applications for loans            with the academic potential to succeed at The University of Auckland
should be made at least two months before study begins. Depending on           and for whom the financial assistance would make a significant
your enrolment, you may be eligible for tuition fees, course-related costs     contribution to their financial needs.
(eg, books, stationery and travel) and living costs.
                                                                               As well as entry/first-year scholarships The University of Auckland
Full information about loans and allowances is available by contacting         provides a range of scholarships and awards right through to
StudyLink on 0800 88 99 00 or visiting www.studylink.govt.nz                   postgraduate level. There are also numerous awards administered by
                                                                               external providers that students can apply for.
Information can also be found on our website www.auckland.ac.nz/
studentloansandallowances                                                      For a full list of entry/first-year scholarships and awards, see pp68-69.
                                                                               For more information visit www.auckland.ac.nz/scholarships
Part-time work
Many students work part-time to support themselves through university.
As well as helping to cover costs, this is a great way to get valuable work
experience and to network with potential colleagues and employers.
Remember though to strike a balance between the number of hours you
work and the requirements of your university study, so that your
academic performance doesn’t suffer.


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           Entry level/first-year scholarships
            Scholarship                              Qualifications                                                    Duration           Value per                Application
            name                                                                                                                          annum                    closing date
            The University of Auckland general scholarships and awards
            The University of Auckland               Academic excellence, all-round ability and leadership             3 years            Tuition and compulsory 10 September 2010
            Scholarships                             potential among students wishing to enter a full-time                                fees + $2,500 or
                                                     undergraduate degree programme.                                                      $5,000 + 2 fares home
            The University of Auckland               For top Mäori and Pacific school leavers wishing to enter         3 years            Tuition and compulsory 10 September 2010
            Chancellor’s Awards for Top              a full-time undergraduate degree programme.                                          fees +$2,500 or
            Mäori and Pacific Scholars                                                                                                    accommodation in
                                                                                                                                          first year
            The University of Auckland               NZ citizen or permanent resident, entering first year of          Minimum duration   $2,500 tuition fees or   10 September 2010
            Alumni Scholarships                      any full-time undergraduate degree programme.                     of programme       living assistance
                                                     Academic achievement and financial hardship.
            The University of Auckland               Academic merit and financial need among students wishing          3 years            $2,000                   10 September 2010
            Jubilee Awards                           to enter a full-time undergraduate degree programme.
            Energy Education Trust                   Undergraduate or Honours year in Science, Economics,              1 year             $5,000                   31 March 2011
            Undergraduate and Honours                Engineering and related fields.
            Scholarship
            Sanders Memorial                         Child of member of Mercantile Marine or Navy entering             3 years            $900                     30 November 2010
            Scholarships                             first year of any full-time undergraduate degree programme.
            Isabella Siteman Scholarships            Students who have attended Hawke’s Bay secondary schools          4 years            $300                     Nominated, no
                                                     for the two years prior to the Year 13 external examinations.                                                 application required
                                                     First year of a full-time undergraduate programme.
            Michael Synnott Scholarship              For Māori or Pacific students intending to enrol in their first   3 or 4 years       $5,000                   30 November 2010
                                                     undergraduate Bachelors or conjoint degree.
            For an application form, contact the Scholarships Office on +64 9 373 7599 ext 87494 or visit www.auckland.ac.nz/scholarships

            Faculty of Arts
            Faculty of Arts Ngäti Whätua             Ngäti Whätua o Örakei students studying a BA in a                 1 year             $4,000                   31 March 2011
            o Örakei Undergraduate                   Department of School in the Faculty of Arts.
            Scholarships
            For an application form, contact the Scholarships Office on +64 9 373 7599 ext 87494 or visit www.auckland.ac.nz/scholarships
            Aldis Scholarships in                    Mäori and indigenous Pacific students who intend to leave Up to 3 years              $1,000                   to be announced
            Mathematics for Mäori and                school at the end of this year and who are interested in
            Pacific students                         studying at least some Mathematics at University.
            For an application form, contact the Department of Mathematics on +64 9 373 7599 ext 84931 or visit www.math.auckland.ac.nz
            Sir Robert Jones Scholarships            BA majoring in Philosophy.                                        Up to 3 years      $2,000                   31 July 2011
            in Philosophy
            Lizzie Rathbone Scholarships             Awarded to two students with the best academic results            3 years            $300                     No application required
                                                     in English and History in their final year of high school.
            Jean Heywood Scholarships                Past pupils of Epsom Girls’ Grammar intending to enrol in         Up to 3 years      $2,000                   10 September 2010
                                                     Mathematics or Statistics for first year degree programme.
            For an application form, contact the Scholarships Office on +64 9 373 7599 ext 87497 or visit www.auckland.ac.nz/scholarships

            National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries
            Canterbury Architects’                   First year of undergraduate architecture degree programme         1 year             $2,000                   31 March 2011
            Scholarship                              to assist students resident within the region of the Canterbury
                                                     Branch of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.
            For an application form, contact the Scholarships Office on +64 9 373 7599 ext 87494 or visit www.auckland.ac.nz/scholarships
            National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries – School of Music
            Auckland Centennial Music                Under 25 years and eligible to enrol for a full-time Music        2 years            $500                     30 September 2010
            Festival Scholarship                     programme.
            Pears-Britten Scholarship in             Eligible to enrol for full-time Music programme in                1 year             $1,200                   30 September 2010
            Singing                                  Performance.
            Sagar-Vandewart Scholarship              Under 25 years and enrolled or eligible for full-time             1 year             $600                     30 September 2010
            for String Players                       Performance programme involving a stringed orchestral
                                                     instrument.
            Spring Scholarship for String            Eligible to enrol in Performance on a stringed instrument.        1 year or more     Up to $1,000             30 September 2010
            Players
            Winifred Stiles Viola Scholarship        Eligible to enrol in full-time Music Performance                  1 year or more     $700                     30 September 2010
                                                     programme in viola.

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and awards
 Swedlund Music Bursary             First year of Performance course in violoncello.               1 year               Up to $3,500                No application required
 George Turner Wilson Music Trust   Enrolled in the single study scheme and intend to enrol        1 year               $2,500                      31 March 2011
 Scholarships – Junior Awards       full-time in the School of Music in a later year.
 For an application form, contact the School of Music on +64 9 373 7599 ext 87409

 Faculty of Education
 TeachNZ Scholarships (Ministry     First year full-time Bachelor of Education programme, a        3 instalments over   Varies                      To be announced
 of Education)                      place in an approved teachers’ training programme for          period of training
                                    early childhood teachers and Hurarahi Mäori students.
 Various entry level scholarships are available. For an application form, contact TeachNZ on 0800 832 246 or visit www.teachnz.govt.nz

 Faculty of Engineering
 New Zealand Steel Engineering BE (Hons) (Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic,                   Up to 4 years        $2,000 + paid               31 July 2011
 Scholarship                   Computer Systems or Chemical and Materials                                               vacation work
                               Engineering, and Engineering Science).
 The University of Auckland         First year of BE (Hons).                                       1 year               $1,000                      31 March 2011
 School of Engineering
 Undergraduate Scholarships
 For an application form, contact the Scholarships Office on +64 9 373 7599 ext 87494 or visit www.auckland.ac.nz/scholarships
 Kick Start Merit Scholarships      Available to eight applicants with the best academic           1 year               $2,000                      7 January 2011
                                    results in final year of high school.
 Kick Start Affirmative Action      Available to four students with Mäori or Pacific background.   1 year               $2,000                      7 January 2011
 Scholarships                       Based on academic results in final year of high school.
 Kick Start City of Sails           Available to ten applicants living outside of Auckland.        1 year               $2,000                      7 January 2011
 Scholarships                       Based on academic results in final year of high school.
 For an application form, contact the Faculty of Engineering on +64 9 373 7599 ext 85347 or visit www.engineering.auckland.ac.nz/scholarships

 Faculty of Law
 Russell McVeagh Scholarships       First-year students intending to apply for an LLB.             Each year of law     $2,000                      to be announced
                                                                                                   study
 For an application form or more information, contact the Faculty of Law on +64 9 373 7599 ext 85222 or visit www.russellmcveagh.com

 Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
 Faculty of Medical and Health      Undergraduate degree programme in Faculty of Medical           1 year               Up to $1,000                30 April 2011
 Sciences Alumni Scholarship        and Health Sciences.
 For an application form, contact the Scholarships Office on +64 9 373 7599 ext 87494 or visit www.auckland.ac.nz/scholarships

 Faculty of Science
 Aldis Scholarships in              Mäori and indigenous Pacific students who intend to leave      Up to 3 years        $1,000                      to be announced
 Mathematics for Mäori and          school at the end of this year and who are interested in
 Pacific Students                   studying at least some Mathematics at University.
 For an application form, contact the Department of Mathematics on +64 9 373 7599 ext 84931 or visit www.math.auckland.ac.nz
 Junior Scientist Award             Year 13 students who demonstrate excellent investigative       1 year               $1,000                      Nominated, no
                                    work in their Regional Science Fair projects, and who enrol                                                     application required
                                    at The University of Auckland in the Faculty of Science in
                                    the year immediately following.
 For more information, contact the Faculty of Science Student Centre on +64 9 373 7599 ext 87020
 Gillies Scholarship                BSc majoring in Chemistry or Physics.                          3 years              $500                        Nominated, no
                                                                                                                                                    application required
 Jean Heywood Scholarship           Past pupils of Epsom Girls’ Grammar intending to enrol in      Up to 3 years        $2,000                      10 September 2010
                                    Mathematics or Statistics for first year degree programme.
 Sinclair Scholarship               Entering first year of full-time BSc majoring in Biological    3 years              $500                        Nominated, no
                                    Sciences.                                                                                                       application required
 For an application or more information, contact the Scholarships Office on +64 9 373 7599 ext 87494 or visit www.auckland.ac.nz/scholarships

 New Zealand Vice Chancellors’ Committee (NZVCC) scholarships
 Kitchener Memorial                 Members of the Armed Forces or children of service people      1 year               $500                        1 December 2010
 Scholarship                        undertaking an agriculture course at a NZ university.
 Seafarers Union Scholarship        Members, or the children or grandchildren of members of        1 year               $5,000                      1 December 2010
                                    the Maritime Union of New Zealand (Inc), or of the New
                                    Zealand Seafarers Union (Inc) or of the New Zealand
                                    Seaman’s Union Industrial Union of Workers, who are or
                                    were by occupations seafarer.

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           Admission for
           international students
           If you are an international student wanting to study at The University of Auckland, read the following
           guidelines so that you know what to expect before you submit your application. We recommend that
           you contact Auckland International to help you with the application process.

           How do you get in?                                                           English language requirements
           International students studying at New Zealand                               For students entering from a New Zealand
           secondary schools – NCEA and CIE                                             education provider
           To be admitted to The University of Auckland you will need to gain the       If you are entering the University on the basis of NCEA you must meet
           University Entrance Standard AND be selected into a programme. If you        the standard literacy requirements for admission. These are the same as
           are sitting National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), you      those for New Zealand citizens or permanent residents (refer to p57). If
           will be given a rank score based on your best 80 credits at Level 3, from    you’re entering the University on the basis of CIE you must obtain a
           up to five subjects on the approved NZQA list (see www.nzqa.org.nz).         minimum E grade in AS Level English (refer to p58). Some programmes
           Cambridge International Examination (CIE) candidates will be given a         may require applicants to demonstrate their proficiency in English at a
           rank score based on their UCAS tariff points. Refer to pp56-64 for full
                                                                                        selection interview. Please note that IELTS or TOEFL cannot be used to
           details of how rank scores are calculated, information on subject and
                                                                                        gain university entrance for NCEA or CIE applicants.
           credit requirements, and any additional requirements for each of the
           University’s degree programmes.
                                                                                        For students entering from an international
           Please note that the rank score for entry for international students is
                                                                                        education provider
           higher than for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.
                                                                                        If English is not your first language you will be required to submit proof
                                                                                        of English language proficiency. This can be demonstrated by:
           First language restrictions
           If your first language is not English, credits obtained in your first        • an IELTS or TOEFL score. The minimum requirement for IELTS is an
           language may not be factored into your ranking.                                overall score in the Academic IELTS of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.
                                                                                          For paper-based TOEFL the minimum requirement is 550 with a TWE
                                                                                          of 4.5 (or computer-based TOEFL 213 with a TWE of 4.5). For
           Entry through international colleges and                                       internet-based TOEFL the minimum requirement is an overall score of
           foundation programmes                                                          80, and a written score of 21
           You can apply for entry based on the successful completion of a wide
           range of foundation programmes. Each application is assessed on a            • passing the Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes
           case-by-case basis. Contact Auckland International to find out whether         (FCertEAP). For more about the FCertEAP please refer to p65.
           your programme is recognised by The University of Auckland.
                                                                                        Bachelors programmes in education, human services, social work, nursing
           Successful completion of The University of Auckland Certificate in           and engineering require higher levels of English proficiency. If you wish to
           Foundation Studies or Taylors Auckland Foundation Year (TAFY) will give      apply for these programmes please contact Auckland International.
           you an entrance qualification to The University of Auckland, subject to
                                                                                        English language support is also available on campus. See p11 for
           meeting the University’s English language requirements and selection
                                                                                        information relating to international students.
           standards. Selection will depend upon your grades.

           The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies – This          How to apply
           is run on behalf of the University by the Academic Colleges Group. The
                                                                                        You should apply for admission online at www.auckland.ac.nz/applynow
           programme is internationally recognised and designed for students who
                                                                                        We suggest you do so in plenty of time, and contact Auckland
           wish to enter university in New Zealand. Visit www.acgedu.com
                                                                                        International early for help and advice. The University also has a
           Taylors College – The University of Auckland recognises the Taylors          number of official representatives overseas who can assist you with the
           Auckland Foundation Year (TAFY) programme as a pathway to the                application process in person. A list of their contact details is available
           University. Visit www.taylorscollege.ac.nz                                   at www.auckland.ac.nz/overseasrep


           International students outside New Zealand
           You can apply for entry to the University based on qualifications
           obtained outside New Zealand. For more details please contact
           Auckland International or refer to www.auckland.ac.nz/international

           Entry requirements are higher for international students than for New
           Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

           NB: Some programmes have additional entry requirements, such as an
           interview, submission of a portfolio or additional application form. Refer
           to pp56-64.


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Fees information 2011                                                             Tuition fees
The table on this page outlines the tuition fees paid by international            The table below is based on the 2010 fees schedule (for an international
students in 2010. Fees for 2011 will be set in the course of 2010. Fees are       student enrolled in a full-time load of 120 points) and should be used as
generally adjusted annually to reflect increases in the University’s cost base.   a guide only.

The University of Auckland charges fees on the basis of your course
                                                                                   Estimated annual tuition fees for international
enrolment rather than by programme. The fees for courses vary from
                                                                                   students (based on the 2010 fees schedule)
faculty to faculty, and sometimes within a faculty.
                                                                                   Programme                                                      NZ$*
The table gives the estimated annual tuition fee based on enrolment in             Architectural Studies                                          $21,000 - $27,120
120 points. Your annual tuition fees will vary according to the subjects
                                                                                   Arts (except performance and science-based                     $21,000
that make up your degree programme, and according to your workload.
                                                                                   courses)
In addition to these tuition fees, if you are undertaking a full-time study
load in 2011 you will pay approximately $74.40 in building levies and              Arts (performance and science-based courses)                   $24,600
$468 for student services. Part-time students pay a proportion of the              Business and Information Management                            $24,600
building levies and student services fees. As well as your fees, expect to         Commerce                                                       $24,600
pay about $1,200 per year for books and stationery. Some faculties also
have fees for field trips or site visits.                                          Dance Studies                                                  $24,600
                                                                                   Education (Teaching)                                           $21,000
Insurance                                                                          Engineering (Honours)                                          $31,680
All international students are legally required to have appropriate medical        Fine Arts                                                      $24,600
and travel insurance. The International Health and Travel Insurance fee is         Health Sciences                                                $24,600
approximately $529. The University of Auckland offers a scheme that
                                                                                   Human Services                                                 $21,000
meets these requirements. For more information contact the International
Student Health and Travel Insurance Office or visit www.auckland.ac.nz/            Law                                                            $24,600
intlstudent-insurance. Enrolment will not be completed until you have              Medicine, Year Two onwards                                     $57,360
provided proof of suitable cover.                                                  Music                                                          $24,600
                                                                                   Nursing                                                        $24,600
                                                                                   Optometry                                                      $39,360
                                                                                   Pharmacy                                                       **
                                                                                   Physical Education                                             $24,600
                                                                                   Planning                                                       $24,600
                                                                                   Property                                                       $24,600
                                                                                   Science                                                        $24,600
                                                                                   Social Work                                                    $21,000
                                                                                   Technology                                                     $24,600 - $31,680
                                                                                   (interfaculty: respective rate for the subject)
                                                                                   Theology                                                       $21,000
  “Through travelling and experiencing a variety of contrasting cultures, I        Visual Arts                                                    $24,600
  became very interested in international trade and economic growth. I chose       *Based on enrolment in 120 points
  the double major of Economics and International Business to cover all areas      **This study programme is not currently available to international students.
  of international business dynamics.
                                                                                   NB: Some international students, including citizens and permanent residents
  “I’m from Vancouver, Canada, but I chose to study at The University of           of Australia, pay tuition fees at the same rate as New Zealand citizens and
  Auckland because it offers an efficient and internationally-recognised           permanent residents by virtue of government-to-government reciprocal agreements.
  undergraduate degree. I also enjoy the lifestyle and culture in New Zealand      Similarly, fees payable for students on Rotary International, Commonwealth,
  and South Pacific.                                                               Fulbright and DAAD scholarships are also calculated at the domestic rather than
  “Studying as an international student has allowed me to travel and enjoy a       the international rate. Fees for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are
                                                                                   listed on p66 or visit www.auckland.ac.nz/fees
  contrasting culture while obtaining my degree. Living in New Zealand has
  exposed me to a very impressive fusion of Commonwealth culture and
  indigenous Māori culture. The strong presence of the Māori language, culture
                                                                                  For help with your application, assistance with visas and insurance, contact:
  and identity, both within and outside the University, has left a strong
  impression on me. I believe it offers an outstanding example to other           Auckland International
  countries around the world.                                                     The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019
  “A highlight for me is studying in the new Business School building which       Auckland, New Zealand
  boasts world-class architecture and design. I am definitely making the most     Phone: +64 9 373 7513
  of my time at The University of Auckland, and enjoying the support and          Fax: +64 9 373 7405
  friendship of fellow students, lecturers and staff.”                            Email: international@auckland.ac.nz
                                                                                  www.auckland.ac.nz/international
  Noelle Floyd is studying for a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Economics
  and International Business.




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           Frequently asked questions
           You may find University study very different from the learning experiences you’ve had in the past,
           and you probably have a few questions about what you should expect. Read on for the answers
           to some of the questions frequently asked about undergraduate study.


           How do I decide what to study?                                               from early January to mid-February, to give you the opportunity to
           If you are unsure which programme you would like to study, use the steps     progress through your degree faster, re-sit a failed course, or spread
           on p55 to help you to make your decision. Think about the subjects and       a heavy workload.
           interests you like the most, consider the subjects you are good at and
           what careers interest you most. Next, do some research using the             How is my programme of study constructed?
           programme finder on our website (www.auckland.ac.nz/programmefinder)
                                                                                        Each programme consists of courses. These can be worth 10 to 120
           and take the opportunity to discuss your options with other people. You      points each. To gain your qualification you need to complete a required
           are welcome to telephone or visit the University to ask for advice.          number of points (see the quick facts box for the points value of the
                                                                                        programme you’re interested in). Different degrees have different
           Do I need to take specific subjects at school?                               requirements, but typically a normal full-time study load across Semesters
                                                                                        One and Two is 120 points – 60 points per semester, which would mean
           Some school subjects are required for particular University of Auckland      taking four 15-point courses each semester (see p22 for more details.)
           programmes to ensure you are starting at the right level. Subject and        Normally you would need to allow about ten hours of study time per week
           credit requirements are listed under How do you get in? (see pp56-64).       for a standard (15 point) course. That includes contact hours (lectures,
           You must also meet university entrance requirements (including literacy      tutorials etc) and independent study (reading, completing assignments).
           and numeracy requirements).

                                                                                        How do I find out about the courses I need to take for
           Do I need to have achieved university entrance before I                      my programme?
           apply?                                                                       Once you’ve been offered a place in a programme, and have accepted
           If you are awaiting NCEA and CIE results, you should ensure your             the offer, you’ll be sent detailed information about how to select and enrol
           application for admission is received by the closing date for your chosen    in your courses online. Hard copies of handbooks detailing the structure
           programme of study (see p73). If your application is successful, you are     of your degree and the courses you must or can take are available from
           likely to receive your offer of a place in a programme in February, after    the faculty providing your programme. Remember to think about the
           your results have been received in January.                                  courses you might want to take in your second and third year to ensure
                                                                                        that you take the right first-year courses to meet the prerequisites.

           What if I am not sure if I’m ready to start University?                      If you change your mind about your courses you usually have two weeks
           If you need a bit of preparation before starting University, especially if   from the beginning of the semester to delete or add a course online
                                                                                        without penalty. You will be refunded your money if you delete a course
           you have not studied for a few years, see p65 for details of programmes
                                                                                        within this time. Summer School courses must be deleted or changed no
           that will help you gain the confidence and qualifications you need.
                                                                                        later than one week after the beginning of the semester. If you withdraw
                                                                                        from a course after these dates, your fees won’t be refunded and the
           What if I’ve already completed (parts of) a qualification                    withdrawal will be noted on your transcript, and count as a fail grade
                                                                                        for most purposes. It’s unlikely that you would be permitted to add a
           somewhere else?                                                              course for the semester after the first two weeks of classes. For more
           All applicants are required to provide information about any academic        information, call 0800 61 62 63, or email studentinfo@auckland.ac.nz
           study they have previously undertaken. Generally we will need to assess
           any previously completed study as part of your application. You may be
           eligible for credit for the courses you have completed at another tertiary   How will my courses be taught?
           institution. For more about Recognition of Previous Academic Study           This differs depending on the programme and courses you choose,
           (ROPAS), refer to p56.                                                       but common university teaching methods are lectures, studios, tutorials,
                                                                                        group workshops and practical work. Lectures involve large groups
                                                                                        of students and are the core teaching method in most courses. Tutorials
           What is General Education?
                                                                                        are facilitated by a tutor, involve smaller groups of students and are the
           Most students are required to take two courses (30 points) from the          forum for debating lecture topics, asking questions and seeking any help
           General Education schedule, which gives you the chance to take subjects      you need. Practical learning (laboratories, field trips, etc) is a large part
           outside your main fields of study. General Education courses are
                                                                                        of many courses.
           designed to give you a greater understanding of New Zealand and its
           place in the world, give you the chance to mix with other students from
           diverse disciplines, and expose you to cross-disciplinary research.          How will I be assessed?
           Employers look for a broad range of skills that complement specialist        This also differs according to your course. Assignments and/or tests
           knowledge, and these courses help to give you that broader knowledge.        and/or practical work during the semester almost always contribute
           For more information visit www.auckland.ac.nz/generaleducation               to your end-of-semester grade. Some courses are entirely assessed by
                                                                                        semester coursework, but most combine coursework and a final exam.
           How is the University year structured?
           The academic year is divided into two semesters. Each semester is 15
           weeks long, with 12 teaching weeks (when you will attend classes), and
           three weeks for study break and examinations (see p73 for academic
           dates for 2011). Courses are also offered in Summer School, which runs


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Dates to remember
These are the dates by which applications should be received by
The University of Auckland. Applications received after these dates may
be accepted if there are places available.

 Closing dates for applications for
 admission in 2011
 Fine Arts, Music – Jazz, Performance, Popular     1 October 2010
 Music majors (Semester One entry), Dance
 Studies, Visual Arts
 Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary) and        1 November 2010
 (Early Childhood Education), Medicine
 (admission into Year Two), Pharmacy
 Education (Teaching), Human Services, Law         1 December 2010
 (Part II), Optometry, Physical Education,
 Science, Social Work, Summer School 2011
 Architectural Studies, Arts, Business and         8 December 2010
 Information Management, Commerce,
 Engineering, Health Sciences, Law (Part I),
 Music – all other majors, Nursing, Planning,
                                                                              Academic year 2011*
 Property, Science, Technology, Theology
 Music – Jazz, Performance, Popular Music          1 May 2011                 Summer School – 2011
 majors (Semester Two entry)                                                  Lectures begin                          Thursday 6 January
                                                                              Auckland Anniversary Day                Monday 31 January
Courses and Careers Day 2010                                                  Waitangi Day                            Sunday 6 February
Saturday, 28 August 2010                                                      Lectures end                            Friday 11 February

Which qualification is right for you? How do you get into courses in 2011?    Study break/exams                       Monday 14 February -
Ask our student support staff all your questions, and experience our                                                  Wednesday 16 February
exciting campus. Enjoy lectures, displays, interactive events, food and       Summer School ends                      Wednesday 16 February
entertainment, campus tours, free transport, and advice on courses,           Semester One – 2011
admission and enrolment.
                                                                              Semester One begins                     Monday 28 February
                                                                              Mid-semester break/Easter               Monday 11 April - Tuesday 26 April
Orientation                                                                   ANZAC Day                               Monday 25 April
Orientation takes place the week before lectures start each semester.
                                                                              Graduation                              Thursday 28 April - Friday 6 May
Discover all you need to know about the facilities and services available,
and clubs to join so you can quickly feel at home at New Zealand’s            Lectures end                            Saturday 4 June
leading university. Ask about UniGuides – your personal introduction          Study break/exams                       Saturday 4 June -
to the University. Faculties and other groups usually hold their own                                                  Monday 27 June
orientation activities at the beginning of each semester too.                 Queen’s Birthday                        Monday 6 June
                                                                              Semester One ends                       Monday 27 June
Semester Two 2010 Orientation welcome                                         Inter-semester break                    Tuesday 28 June -
                                                                                                                      Saturday 16 July
General Orientation 14 July 2010
International Orientation Week 14-17 July 2010                                Semester Two – 2011
(Semester Two 2010 begins 19 July)                                            Semester Two begins                     Monday 18 July
                                                                              Mid-semester break                      Monday 29 August - Saturday 10
Semester One 2011 Orientation welcome                                                                                 September
General Orientation 21-24 February 2011                                       Graduation                              Tuesday 20 September -
International Orientation Week 22-25 February 2011                                                                    Thursday 22 September
Find out more about International Orientation Week                            Lectures end                            Saturday 22 October
at www.auckland.ac.nz/international_orientation                               Study break/exams                       Saturday 22 October -
                                                                                                                      Monday 14 November
For more information call 0800 61 62 63 or email
studentinfo@auckland.ac.nz                                                    Labour Day                              Monday 24 October
                                                                              Semester Two ends                       Monday 14 November
                                                                              Semester One – 2012
                                                                              Semester One begins                     Monday 27 February 2012

                                                                             *Start/finish dates vary for some programmes.




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           Glossary
           Admission: The process of applying and being approved for entry                 Laboratory: A practical teaching session.
           to the University and to a University qualification.
                                                                                           Lecture: A basic unit of instruction for a course. Lecturers are the
           Alumni: Graduates who have attended the University and the staff who            academic staff who teach the courses. They will give you all the
           have worked for the University.                                                 information you need regarding course content, laboratories, tutorials etc.

           Bachelors degree: Usually the initial programme of study a student              Major: A required component of a degree, including a specified number
           completes at university. Each bachelors degree consists of a certain            of points in a subject at an advanced level.
           number of required points, as well as required subjects and combinations
           of courses. Bachelors degrees can take between three and six years of           Minor: A component of a degree including a specified number of points
           full-time study, depending on the programme.                                    above Stage I in a subject. A minor has fewer requirements to fulfil than a
                                                                                           major, in terms of points and compulsory courses.
           Campus: A geographical location where The University of Auckland
           qualifications are taught, eg, City Campus, Epsom Campus.                       Orientation: Events aimed at familiarising new students with the social
                                                                                           and academic support available on campus.
           Class: A component of a course.
                                                                                           Part: A defined subdivision specified in the regulations of some degrees.
           Conjoint: Two degrees studied concurrently under a conjoint                     Some programmes require you to pass all courses in a particular year
           programme. See p52 for more about conjoint programmes.                          before proceeding to the next year, unless there are exceptional
                                                                                           circumstances.
           Corequisite: A course that should be taken in the same semester
           as another unless it has previously been satisfactorily completed.              Point(s): A value is assigned to a course or other work to indicate its
                                                                                           weighting within The University of Auckland’s certificates, diplomas and
           Course: Courses are the specific topics you study. Most courses are taught
                                                                                           degrees. For example, the Bachelor of Arts degree requires 360 points.
           and assessed over one semester and can consist of lectures and tutorials,
           lab workshops, assignments, tests and an examination. Each course has its       Prerequisite course: A requirement that must be met before starting
           own alphanumeric code. For example, BIOSCI 101 is a course you can study        to study a particular course or programme. For example, if you wish to
           under the subject of Biology in a Bachelor of Science degree. It is a Stage I   study any Stage II Economics course, you are required to have passed
           course because it has a 100 level number.                                       one of the Stage I Economics courses ECON 101 or ECON 191.

           Degree: A degree is a qualification awarded by The University of                Postgraduate: A term used to describe a student who has successfully
           Auckland after completion of the requirements for that particular               completed a degree and is studying for a higher qualification. It also
           programme.                                                                      describes the courses and qualifications available to these students.
           Double degree: A double degree is often confused with a conjoint                Programme: A prescribed set of one or more courses or other work
           degree. A double degree consists of two separate degrees studied                which, when satisfactorily completed, leads to the award of a University
           concurrently or consecutively. There is no reduction of points in a double      of Auckland certificate, diploma or degree.
           degree: they take the same time to complete as two normal degrees. It
           may be possible to cross-credit some points from one to the other if one        Semesters: A period of about 15 weeks which includes about 12
           is completed first.                                                             teaching weeks and about three weeks for study and examinations.
                                                                                           There is also a mid-semester break of up to two weeks.
           Electives: A defined set of courses from a diploma or degree from which
           a student may choose.                                                           Specialisation: A coherent group of related courses from different
                                                                                           subjects.
           Enrolment: This is the process after admission to the University
           (and to a qualification) whereby a student selects and gains entry              Stage: The academic level of study in a subject. Most undergraduate
           to courses and classes.                                                         programmes comprise three stages. Stage I is the introductory level,
                                                                                           Stage II is the intermediate level, and Stage III is the advanced level.
           Examination: This is the formal supervised assessment that takes place
           after a course has been taught.                                                 Subject: An area of learning which may be provided by a school
                                                                                           or a department, or by departments offering related courses.
           Faculty: The generic term used to differentiate each broad area of study
           and the staff who teach in, research and manage that area. For example,         Summer School: A six-week period during which a selection of courses
           the Faculty of Science is the overall term used to describe the                 is taught and assessed. Students take Summer School courses to progress
           organisation surrounding all science qualifications at the University.          through their programme more quickly, to compensate for a poor
                                                                                           performance in a previous semester, or to spread a heavy workload.
           Flexible learning/delivery: Learning characterised by a mixed mode
           of delivery and assessment of instructional material.                           Tutorial: A small group-learning session.

           General Education: General Education is aimed at producing                      Undergraduate: A term used to describe a student who is studying
           graduates with flexibility, critical thinking skills and an appreciation and    towards their first degree, or the courses that are part of their first
           understanding of fields outside their usual area of study. Most students        (bachelors) degree.
           enrolled in their first undergraduate degree will be required to pass two
           General Education courses (30 points).                                          Year: Years refer to the number of years you have been studying.
                                                                                           Single degree programmes generally take between three and six years
           Graduation: A celebratory event where your degree is officially                 of full-time study to complete, depending on the programme you are
           conferred and your success acknowledged.                                        studying.



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              Information for international students
              The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students: The
              University of Auckland has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of
              Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Ministry of
              Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from
              the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at www.minedu.govt.nz/goto/
              international

              Immigration: To complete enrolment international students must have
              a current student visa or permit. Full details of visa and permit requirements,
              advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting
              requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service,
              and can be viewed on their website at www.immigration.govt.nz

              Health and travel insurance: Under the Code international students must
              have appropriate and current health and travel insurance at all times while
              studying in New Zealand. To be eligible to finalise your enrolment you must
              provide evidence that you have insurance cover acceptable to The University
              of Auckland. Failure to maintain approved insurance cover means your enrolment
              will be terminated. You will receive details with your letter of acceptance into
              the University. Visit www.auckland.ac.nz/healthandtravelinsurance

              Eligibility for health services: Most international students are not entitled to        Useful web addresses
              publicly-funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical
              treatment during your visit, you will typically be liable for the full costs of the
                                                                                                      The University of Auckland homepage
              treatment so you should ensure you keep details of your health insurance policy         www.auckland.ac.nz
              with you and advise the insurer if it seems likely that you will need medical
              treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly-funded health services are          The University of Auckland Calendar
              available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website
              at www.moh.govt.nz                                                                      www.auckland.ac.nz/calendar

              Accident insurance: The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides
                                                                                                      Academic dates
              accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary
              visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical              www.auckland.ac.nz/dates
              and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website
              at www.acc.co.nz                                                                        Information for prospective students
                                                                                                      www.auckland.ac.nz/futureundergraduates
              Costs                                                                                   www.auckland.ac.nz/futurepostgraduates
              All costs are shown in New Zealand dollars and are expressed inclusive of
              New Zealand Goods and Services Tax if applicable. Where costs may vary then
              the lowest, or basic, cost is shown and students must make allowance accordingly
                                                                                                      Information for international students
              if they wish to have more than a basic level of service.                                www.auckland.ac.nz/international

              Privacy                                                                                 Finances, scholarships and fees
              The University of Auckland undertakes to collect, store, use and disclose your
                                                                                                      www.auckland.ac.nz/fees
              information in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1993. Further
                                                                                                      www.auckland.ac.nz/scholarships
              details of how the University handles your information are set out in a brochure
              available from The ClockTower Call Centre or by phoning 0800 61 62 63.
                                                                                                      www.auckland.ac.nz/studentloansandallowances

              Disclaimer                                                                              Conjoint degrees
              Although every reasonable effort is made to ensure accuracy, the information            www.auckland.ac.nz/conjoints
              in this document is provided as a general guide only for students and is subject to
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              official document, the current Calendar of The University of Auckland, to ensure        How to apply
              that they are aware of and comply with all regulations, requirements and policies.      www.auckland.ac.nz/applynow

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permanent residents                     Contact: Auckland International
Contact: The ClockTower, Ground Floor   The University of Auckland
22 Princes Street, Auckland             Private Bag 92019, Auckland
Phone: 0800 61 62 63                    New Zealand
Txt: 5533                               Phone: 64 9 308 2386
Fax: 0800 61 62 64                      Fax: 64 9 373 7405
Email: studentinfo@auckland.ac.nz       Email: int-questions@auckland.ac.nz
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