Unitec

Location: 
Three campuses in Auckland

Unitec is the largest institute of technology in New Zealand. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of programmes from certificates and diplomas through to degrees and doctorates, across a wide range of professional and vocational areas.

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  • Unitec students. Photo credit:Unitec

    Unitec students. Photo credit:Unitec

  • Student accommodation at Unitec. Photo credit: Unitec

    Student accommodation at Unitec. Photo credit: Unitec

  • A boat trip in the Bay of Islands. Photo credit: Unitec

    A boat trip in the Bay of Islands. Photo credit: Unitec

  • Auckland by night. Photo credit: Unitec

    Auckland by night. Photo credit: Unitec

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What makes us different?

Our dual-sector commitment to postgraduate and degree study on the one hand, and to vocational education and training on the other, sets us apart from other New Zealand institutes of technology and universities. Our focus on real world education provides work-ready graduates with professional and vocational skills that are highly sought after in New Zealand and around the world.

Who studies with us?

Over 23,000 students – including some 3,000 international students from more than 80 countries – study at Unitec’s three campuses. We welcome learners from all educational backgrounds and age groups, providing opportunities for them to progress from one level of qualification to the next. The diverse cultural and ethnic mix on campus includes school leavers, professionals studying to further their careers, international students, people training for jobs in industry and the trades, mature students in tertiary education for the first time, graduates returning to gain postgraduate qualifications, and those hoping to change career.

What can I study?

As a government institution we offer students internationally recognised certificates, diplomas, degrees and doctorates as well as a study abroad and exchange programme.

Undergraduate study areas include:  

  • Applied technology and trades
  • Architecture and landscape
  • Business studies
  • Communication studies
  • Community and social practice
  • Computing and information technology
  • Construction and civil engineering
  • Design and visual arts
  • Education
  • Health
  • Language studies
  • Natural sciences
  • Performing and screen arts
  • Sport

Postgraduate fields of study include:

  • Architecture and landscape
  • Business studies
Communication studies
  • Community and social practice
  • Computing and information technology
  • Design and visual arts
  • Education
  • Health

Tuition fees for international students at Unitec range from NZ$17,000 to NZ$21,000 per year. Study Abroad students pay approximately NZ$10,000 per year.

Where are our campuses?

Unitec has three campuses in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. The main campus is in the suburb of Mt Albert. The campus is green and very spacious – there are 55 hectares of land in total! In park-like grounds, it is an exciting place with many opportunities to make new friends. It is only 10 minutes’ drive from the central city, and a short walk to a range of transportation. We also have the Waitakere campus in Henderson, West Auckland, and the new Northern campus, in the Albany and North Shore area.

What support do we offer?

You can get everything you need on campus from our expert, friendly staff, from visa support to help finding a job. The International Office is your one-stop support centre where you can drop in and get the help you need. We offer:

  • Visa support with fast turnaround when it’s time to renew your student visa
  • Student advisors to help you with academic course advice and study options
  • An insurance officer to help you with insurance claims

Unitec also offers further support services to all students through the Career Centre, the Learning Centre, the Library, the Language Learning Centre, and the Health and Wellbeing Centre.

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