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Find Theses and Dissertations: Find AUT theses/dissertations

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

Tuwhera Open Theses & Dissertations

Tuwhera Open Theses & Dissertations provides open access to AUT's doctoral theses, master's theses, dissertations and exegese since 2007 and a number of pre-2007 theses and dissertations.

Finding AUT print and digital theses/dissertations in the Library Catalogue

You may use the Library catalogue to find AUT print or digital theses, dissertations and exegeses held by the Library.

On the Library homepage, select Catalogue, type in appropriate keywords for your topic in the search box. Include Thesis and "Auckland university of technology" as part of your keywords.

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


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


For help with this type of search, visit our Library Help Desks or contact the Liaison Librarian for your subject.

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 at the Library Help Desk.
  • The staff will request the item from the Special collection for you. It will be issued to you for use in the Library only.

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

From 2013, the Library has started to collect digital copies of some exceptional Bachelor with Honours dissertations recommended by faculties.

  • Find these dissertations in the Library Catalogue.
  • Digital copy of the Bachelor with Honours dissertations can be accessed by using your AUT network account.
  • The Library also holds a small number of print Bachelor with Hounours dissertations. These print copies can be requested from the Library Help Desk.