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Programs in Maritime Engineering with Marine and Offshore Engineering, Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering & MBA with CIPS Chartered Status in NZ

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Founded in 1895 as Auckland Technical School and established is 2000 as the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), AUT is a contemporary New Zealand university focused on providing student opportunities and learning experiences, stimulated by impactful research and industry connectivity. More than 28,000 students are enrolled at AUT in undergraduate and postgraduate programs, studying at one of the three campuses.

AUT has consistently been a leader in undergraduate and postgraduate enrolment growth of both New Zealand and international students across a wide range of professional disciplines. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17, AUT is ranked in the top 20 in the world for International Outlook. Times Higher Education ranked AUT as one of the world’s top 150 young universities, based on the quality of teaching, research, citations and industry income.

In the QS World University Rankings 2016/17, AUT advanced 40 places to be ranked as one of the top 450 universities in the world. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 AUT achieved five rankings in the top 250 in the world. AUT is the fastest growing and second largest university in New Zealand.

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Academic Programs


Undergraduate Degree

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Maritime Engineering (Hons) with Majors - Marine and Offshore Engineering, Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering (4 years): Through a joint venture with Australian Maritime College (AMC), New Zealand students can now study maritime engineering 1. You start with two years of study at AUT and then transfer to the AMC in Tasmania for your final two years.
  • The four year Bachelor of Engineering in Maritime Engineering will include majors in Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering and Marine and Offshore Engineering. Naval Architecture focuses on the design and construction of vessels within the shipping, high-speed, offshore, military, underwater and recreational industries. The Ocean Engineering major focuses on the sustainable design, installation, commissioning and upgrading of offshore, coastal, subsea and deepwater installations and platforms. The third major, Marine & Offshore Engineering, focuses on the sustainable design, deployment, commissioning and management of mechanical and mechanical-electrical systems associated with the shipping, marine and offshore oil and gas industries.
  • The first two years of degree study will be offered through AUT, with the final two years completed in Tasmania. While at AUT students focus mainly on introductory mechanical engineering papers, and then pick up 3 maritime engineering papers in their second year. The third and fourth years of study concentrate on advanced topics, including design, development, application and management within maritime engineering.
  • Entry requirements: Applicants need University Entrance, with 14 NCEA level 3 credits in each of Calculus and Physics (or equivalent). Ideal applicants will be strong in maths, science and problem solving and have a genuine interest in the ocean and seafaring vessels.

Postgraduate Degree

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with CIPS Chartered Status: The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is for those aspiring to senior management level, those already in senior management who want to realize their full potential, or those who are self-employed looking for the business skills to succeed.
  • This MBA pathway is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and can act as a route to CIPS Chartered Status.
  • You must successfully complete the MBA program, including - Supply Chain Management, Negotiation OR Procurement Management, and Applied Business Project, on a procurement and supply-related theme.

LAST UPDATED ON Sep 19, 2018

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