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    Default Opinions wanted: Engineering - UoA vs AUT

    Oooo, such a flammable topic; I just wanted to get some opinions on which university you would rather go to for mechanical engineering....the University of Auckland or AUT?
    Let's say you were an employer, would you mind which university the applicant has come out of? Is there even such an bias? Or am I being silly?

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    Default Re: Opinions wanted: Engineering - UoA vs AUT

    UoA!

    AUT hasn't earned the credits yet and most remember it as simply a Polytech.

    That is probably unfair, but perceptions count for a lot, and an AKU degree would trump an AUT degree on prejudice alone.

    Harvard/Yale?

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    Default Re: Opinions wanted: Engineering - UoA vs AUT

    Do what my niece did, she did the first to years down south where there are low fees and transferred to Wellington for the last year so her degree was issued by Vic

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    Default Re: Opinions wanted: Engineering - UoA vs AUT

    look into the lecturers for each course. I hear UOA is better for eng, but AUT's got better comp sci, film sorta stuff.
    That said comp sci I think is terribad in some papers.
    Hence why research them too. Unless they really really like maths and engineering and don't mind doing alot of self directed learning should they encounter a shitty lecturer.

    Me? Any time I've got a shitty lecturer I've done badly in that paper hah. Hoping like **** this last one I just did I pass, because it's my last required paper. Everything beyond that and project is elective.
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    Default Re: Opinions wanted: Engineering - UoA vs AUT

    I would go UoA, but it will likely cost more. Locally, there won't be a significant difference in how most employers view it. If you want the option to take the degree overseas (before accruing significant relevant work experience), UoA is generally much more highly regarded globally than AUT.
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    Default Re: Opinions wanted: Engineering - UoA vs AUT

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy T View Post
    AUT hasn't earned the credits yet and most remember it as simply a Polytech.
    Established as a university

    In 2000, the governor general, by order in council, established the Auckland University of Technology as 1 of the universities in New Zealand. AUT is the youngest of the 8 New Zealand universities and the only one to be established since the 1960s.

    I remember Unitec trying but not succeeding and the were jealous of AUT.

    Still, I'd probably go to The University anyway - they have been one longer for one thing.
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    Default Re: Opinions wanted: Engineering - UoA vs AUT

    You'll find that after 1 or 2 years work where you got your degree becomes largely irrelevant and its about work experience, personality to fit in, that sort of thing. Especially with the large numbers of managers and decision makers being from overseas these days

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    Default Re: Opinions wanted: Engineering - UoA vs AUT

    AUT is the preferred choice of those who, after graduation, wish to lecture at AUT.
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    Default Re: Opinions wanted: Engineering - UoA vs AUT

    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    AUT is the preferred choice of those who, after graduation, wish to lecture at AUT.
    Sounds about right.
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    Default Re: Opinions wanted: Engineering - UoA vs AUT

    I've been an examination invigilator a few times at AUT and been able to peruse some of the candidates' responses in the process. The lack of comprehension and ability of some candidates to express themselves fully has been appalling.

    One candidate spent the exam writing industriously the whole time. Out of curiosity I read her response. Not good. In her response, she admitted she hadn't done the study, and was appealing to her lecturer to overlook this as she would be sent home and be unable to complete her "studies."

    While this is not indicative of all students at AUT, surely UoA must be of a superior standard.

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