Study science at AUT and develop the skills to build a rewarding career, undertake scientific research and contribute to a sustainable future. Our students tell us that our commitment to them makes science at AUT a place where they feel they belong.

Our staff are passionate about teaching, committed to student success and widely published internationally. Because we keep our class sizes smaller than elsewhere, it’s easy for students to interact with lecturers. In our science degrees, each student group of six or seven is also allocated an academic staff member as a mentor throughout their degree.

Research in science

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across science.

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Outstanding labs and facilities

Our students have access to top facilities and equipment for their research, like aerial drones, testing suites and marine research vessels. Training labs include the AUT Roche Diagnostics Laboratory – which has state-of-the-art medical and biomedical testing machinery, and is the only university lab of its kind in New Zealand.

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Len Gillman in a tree
Associate Professor Hannah Buckley
Michael Petterson
Triplets Chloe, Roselle and Chanel Samaratunga
PhD grad takes eco message to the world
08 Aug, 2018
Environmental science and marine biology PhD graduate Stephanie Borrelle is taking on one of the world’s big problems – plastic pollution in the oceans.
Len Gillman in a tree
nztrees app puts natives on the map
07 Jun, 2018
Do you know your mānuka from your kānuka, your pōhutukawa from your rātā or ever wonder which trees are native?
Associate Professor Hannah Buckley
UK science journal publishes in te reo
30 May, 2018
NZ academics have taken a major step forward in encouraging the scientific community to recognise the importance of non-Western indigenous languages.
Michael Petterson
5 questions: Professor Michael Petterson
03 May, 2018
We asked Professor Michael Petterson 5 questions about his research at the time of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Triplets Chloe, Roselle and Chanel Samaratunga
AUT welcomes our new scholars
28 Feb, 2018
180 undergraduate students who are recipients of various AUT scholarships were welcomed at a special event this week.
Ruth Cink
Rahul Permal
Robins Jacob
Egide Kalisa
Lon Hua

Contact details

Contact us online
Phone 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)

School of Science
WZ Building, Level 5
34 St Paul Street
Auckland City
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