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AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies

The AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies prepares students for entry into AUT’s undergraduate programmes.

The AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies puts students on the pathway to their degree of choice. It lays the foundations for future success, giving them the entry requirements for their chosen programme, and preparing them for the challenges of degree-level study. The programme is taught by ACG Norton, which is conveniently located at the ACG Pathways Auckland campus.

New Zealand’s fastest growing university, AUT is home to 24,000 students including 3,000 international students from over 85 countries. AUT offers modern programmes from foundation through to PhD, and is known for its strong industry links and high graduate employment rate.

  • University pathways

    Students who achieve the required grades in the AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies are guaranteed entry into an appropriate AUT undergraduate degree. The foundation programme has also been approved for entry into all other New Zealand universities and selected Australian universities.

  • Two offers of place from the start

    All students who enrol in the AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies will receive two offers of place when they apply – a letter of offer for the foundation course and a conditional letter of offer for an undergraduate degree at AUT. Once students successfully complete their foundation certificate and meet any other admission requirements, AUT will send a confirmed offer of place.

  • Academic excellence – the key to success

    ACG recruits top specialists in each field of study, to make sure students achieve the best possible results. Teaching is a mix of lectures, tutorials and self-study periods, with laboratory and practical classes in many modules. Students have 20 to 29 hours of contact teaching each week, depending on their course they are expected to spend another 20 hours a week in self-study. Each student is assigned a tutor who provides counselling and is on hand to help with any problems. AUT staff also meet with students to discuss degree options and answer questions.

  • Facilities

    ACG’s top-quality facilities include well equipped and spacious, air-conditioned classrooms and computer laboratories. All students enrolled in the AUT Certificate in Foundation Studies also have access to AUT’s library, learning centre and sports facilities.

  • Free iPads

    All students enrolled in a foundation programme at ACG receive a free iPad for the duration of their course, giving them full access to a complete set of course materials.