Certificate in Academic Skills - Level 4 (STEM Subjects)

Certificate in Academic Skills - Level 4 (STEM Subjects)

  • Duration: 17 Weeks
  • Credits: 60
  • Campus: City Campus, Manukau

This programme aims to build students’ fluency, independence and range in language, literacy and numeracy.  Students with little or no academic frame of reference and a lack of familiarity with academic practice will be equipped for entry into undergraduate degree or diploma programmes in areas such as Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics with NZSE or other providers. Upon completion of the programme, students can pathway into various NZ Universities and Polytechnics. 



Academic Entry: Entry to this programme is open to students who have Literacy and Numeracy skills at Level 3 or higher as assessed by the National Assessment Tool and have a reasonable expectation of completing the programme as measured by the criteria set out in the Programme Manual

Students must be 16 years of age or older when they enrol; and

Must have left Secondary School at least 6 months prior to applying for the programme

English Requirement: International students whose first language is not English require a minimum IELTS score of 5.0, or equivalent score in an NZQA approved English Language Proficiency Test

60 credits with 4 modules

On completion of this qualification students can pursue further studies for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) qualifications at Auckland University of Technology or other Universities or Institutes

This programme is designed for students who want to gain the academic skills and entry criteria required for higher tertiary education

AS4.4001 Academic Skills
AS4.4002 Information Technology
AS4.4003 Introduction to Statistics and Data Handling Data Analysis
AS4.4004 Algebra and Calculus
AS4.3002 Introduction to Business Administration
Elective Modules – a minimum of 1 elective is required to complete the certificate



Scholarships available for domestic students who successfully complete Certificate in Foundation Studies - Level 3*

*Scholarship Criteria and Conditions apply 



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