Postgraduate handbook

The handbook should be used in conjunction with the AUT Calendar, particularly the general academic statute, general academic regulations, standard qualification regulations and individual programme regulations.

Read by section: Postgraduate Handbook

Download full version: PG Handbook

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Important Boards and Committees

  • Academic Board (ACBD)
  • University Postgraduate Board (UPB)Faculty Boards
  • Boards of Studies
  • Examination Board
  • Auckland University of Technology Ethics Committee (AUTEC)

Download: Important Boards and Committees

Support and Resources

  • Graduate Research School
  • Researcher Development
  • Statement of Minimum Resources for Research Students
  • Postgraduate Study Rooms
  • Library and Learning Support Services
  • Library Services
  • Learning Support Services
  • Computing Resources
  • Funding for Research

Download: Support and Resources


  • Admission and Enrolment
  • Programme Information and Entry Criteria
  • Doctoral Degrees
  • Level and Characteristics
  • Graduate Profiles

Download: Admission

Entry Criteria:

  • Master’s Degrees
  • Entry Criteria for Master’s Degrees
  • Master of Philosophy Degree
  • Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degrees with Honours
  • Attendance Requirements

Application Requirements:

  • Domestic Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • International Applicants to the Doctor of Philosophy Programme
  • Application Processes
  • Notification
  • Off-Campus Registration

Admission and Enrolment:

  • Vulnerable Children’s Act (2014)
  • Admission to Doctoral Degrees
  • Admission to Master’s and Bachelor with Honours Degrees
  • Offer of Place
  • Enrolment

Research Supervision

  • Doctoral Degrees
  • Master’s Degrees (including Bachelor’s with Honours)
  • Supervisory Mentors
  • Supervisor Register
  • Code of Practice for Supervisors
  • Research Supervision Agreement
  • Doctoral Research Supervision Agreement
  • Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees with Honours Supervision Agreement

Download: Research Supervision


  • Progression Through the Degree
  • Confirmation of Candidature
  • Progress Reports
  • Variation of Records
  • Change of Supervisors
  • Research Ethics
  • Resolution of Problems

Download: Progression


Formatting and Presentation

  • Research Outputs
  • Formatting and Presentation

Download: Formatting and Presentation

Higher Doctorate Examinations

  • Review Process
  • Examination Process

Download: Higher Doctorate Examinations

Doctoral Examinations

  • Appointment of Examiners
  • Convenor
  • Payment of Honoraria
  • Submission for Examination
  • Attestation of Authorship
  • Turnitin
  • Dispatch
  • Examiners’ Reports
  • Oral Examination
  • Outcome
  • Recommendation for the Award of the Degree
  • Amendment Submission
  • Release of Information
  • Revise and Resubmit Process
  • Examination of Practice-Led Research

Download: Doctoral Examinations

Masters and Bachelors with Honours degrees

  • Appointment of Examiners
  • Payment of Honoraria
  • Submission for Examination
  • Attestation of Authorship
  • Turnitin
  • Dispatch
  • Examiners’ Reports
  • Outcome
  • Amendment Submission
  • Examination of Practice-Led Research
  • Release of Information
  • Revise and Resubmit Process
  • Award of Honours and Distinction
  • Grade Point Average
  • Distinction and Merit

Download: Masters and Bachelors with Honours degrees

Post Examination Binding

  • Deposit of Thesis, Dissertations and Exegeses
  • Hard Bound and Additional Copies

Download: Post Examination Binding


  • Council Approval
  • Application to Receive Qualifications
  • Qualifications
  • Doctoral Graduands’ Academic Dress Hire

Download: Graduation

Contact Numbers and Locations

  • Faculty Contacts
  • Other University Contacts

Download: Contact Numbers and Locations

Appendix A: Qualification Listing

Appendix B: Postgraduate Forms

Appendix C: Cover Title Page Specifications

Student FAQs

Contact us

Graduate Research School
+64 9 921 9907
City Campus: Level 5, WU Building

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