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Find Theses and Dissertations

Find theses and dissertations completed by AUT students, students from NZ universities and universities worldwide.

Tuwhera Open Theses & Dissertations

AUT Tuwhera Research Repository provides open access to digital theses, dissertations, exegeses and research projects since 2007 and some pre-2007 digital theses and dissertations. 

You can search or browse this digital collection online.

Finding AUT print and digital theses/dissertations

Searching for theses/dissertations

Using Library Search

Find AUT print or digital theses, dissertations and exegeses from the Library website:

  • Select Books & Media
  • Search your topic using the search box
  • Include Thesis "Auckland university of technology" in your search keywords to find AUT theses

The search example below shows keywords used for finding PhD theses on athletes research.


  • use the truncation * symbol to broaden your search, e.g. athlete* will find words athlete or athletes
  • use quotation marks to search for a phrase, e.g. "Auckland university of technology"

Using Google or Google Scholar

  • When searching for a thesis title you knew, use double quotation marks for the exact title search
  • When doing a keyword search in Google, go to the Advanced Search option and add to the domain field

Borrowing print theses/dissertations

If a thesis or dissertation is not available online, but the Library holds a print copy that you wish to read:

  • Request the item using the Library online Chat
  • The staff will request the item from the off-campus storage for you. It will be issued to you for use in the Library only

Notes: If a thesis/dissertation is available online, you are normally expected to use the digital version. Only in special circumstances will the print copy be fetched from the Library off-campus storage for your use.

Bachelor with Honours dissertations

The Library has started to collect digital copies of some exceptional Bachelor with Honours dissertations recommended by faculties since 2013.

  • Go to the Library website, select Books & Media
  • Include bachelor honours "Auckland university of technology" in your search keywords to find AUT Bachelor (Honours) dissertations
  • Digital copy of the Bachelor with Honours dissertations are available to AUT staff and students. AUT network account is required for viewing this collection.
  • The Library also holds a small number of print Bachelor with Hounours dissertations. These print copies can be requested from the Library Help Desk or through the Library online Chat