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Degree

Master of Design degree (Research)

Course code: #AK1328

master

Degree

Master of Design degree (Research)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $40,800 NZD

  • Application fee

    $150 NZD

  • Duration

    1.5 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    69.5 out of 100

Highlights
Research Project

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 26-February-2023 2023-02-26
Fall-February 26-February-2024 2024-02-26
Fall-February 26-February-2025 2025-02-26
Fall-February 26-February-2026 2026-02-26

Overview

Master of Design degree

The Master of Design at AUT is a postgraduate design degree that advances your design expertise and empowers your decision-making.

You can specialize in industrial design, fashion design, textile design, communication design, digital design, or spatial design, and will work on interdisciplinary design projects. 

You'll research a topic of your interest, and continue to develop expertise in your chosen field of design.

You'll contribute to a vibrant, collaborative design culture as a postgraduate design student. 

You further your creative research skills, become ethically responsible and socially aware, and explore the implications of working as a designer across cultural, social, and industrial contexts. 

Through this degree, you will advance your creative research skills, become ethically responsible and socially aware, and develop an understanding of the implications of working across cultural, social, and industrial contexts.

 

What you study

You can research design by choosing 60 points of coursework and a 120-point thesis, or 90 points of coursework and a 90-point research project

Each option can be tailored to suit your research interests (not all courses are offered each semester). 

Pathways

Develop your expertise in communication design, design for health and wellbeing, spatial design, strategic leadership in design, textile design, and virtual production. 

Within each discipline, there are potential study and research pathways.

  1. Communication Design pathway
  2. Digital Design pathway
  3. Fashion Design pathway
  4. Good Health Design pathway
  5. Industrial Design pathway
  6. Spatial Design pathway
  7. Strategic Leadership in Design pathway
  8. Textile Design pathway

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$52,600

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,800
Tuition 1 person $40,800

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate (If required)
  • Official academic transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency (If Available)
  • CV/Relevant work/research experience (If required)
  • A copy of the document(s) in the original language/and official English translation
  • Portfolio of work (If required)
  • Research proposal

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
19
listening
22
writing
20
speaking
19
reading

PTE

58
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.

Language courses at AUT International House:

AUT International House is an English language school next to the AUT City Campus. It is part of AUT and offers a range of qualifications, including GIE – the AUT university entrance and preparation programme.

On-campus academic English courses (GIE and IELTS Full-time) at International House:

1) GIE (academic preparation and university entrance programme)

The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).

Entry requirement:

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening

2) IELTS Full-time

Entry requirement:

There is a different entry requirements for each level of the IELTS course.

  • Level 1: you need IELTS 4.5 with a minimum band score of 4.0
  • Level 2: you need IELTS 5.5 with a minimum band score of 5.0

 

You can also use IELTS Indicator and TOEFL Special Home Edition to meet English language requirements, except for programmes that require an IELTS score higher than the standard or for any doctoral programmes.


Academic background and requirement

Bachelor of Design or equivalent with a B (69.50-74.49%) grade average or higher in the courses at level 7 or above.

Applicants may be required to submit a portfolio of work and attend a selection interview.

Career opportunities

  • Advertising Designer
  • Computer Games Designer
  • Interactive Designer
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • TV Graphics Designer
  • Web Designer

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