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Unitec Institute of Technology

4.1 out of 5 (12 ratings / 7 reviews) Auckland, New Zealand
We offer a friendly and diverse learning environment with flexible study programmes, lots of support, and hands-on experience to build the skills you need for your career and your future.

Bachelor's programmes

Medicine & Health (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



The idea to build a marae for Unitec came after the former chief executive officer, Dr John Webster, attended the opening of Manukau Institute of Technology’s marae in 1999. A challenge to build Unitec’s first marae was taken up by the late Sir John Turei, and Haare Williams Unitec’s Pae Arahi at the time, on behalf of the institution.


At Unitec, you’ll get exposure to a real-world learning environment that combines industry-leading theory and hands-on practical experience that’ll equip you with all the skills you need to hit the ground running. Learn from industry-experienced lecturers and take your knowledge, skills and connections with you when you graduate.


Research and Enterprise at Unitec focuses on opportunities, challenges and problems brought to us by businesses, entrepreneurs, community groups, central and local government agencies, teachers, students, iwi and hapÅ«.  Our strengths lie in our applied and practical focus, our mixture of programmes involving research and enterprise at postgraduate and undergraduate levels, and our strong relationships with community and industry, led by staff.


From key contacts to scholarship info, you’ll find everything you need here to give your young people the guidance they need to make the right decision about their futures.

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Student services

There are a number of people on campus who offer support, or can point you in the right direction.

Housing services

  • If you want to live off-campus you could rent an apartment or house in the local area, or rent a room in a shared house.
  • Flatting is renting a room in a shared house. Your room is private but the lounge, kitchen and bathroom are shared. You and your flatmates are responsible for cooking and cleaning, and for paying the bills. Rooms are often unfurnished, so you might need to buy some furniture. You can find cheap options in local second-hand shops.
  • Renting an apartment or house near Unitec is a good option for both families and couples. 

Library services

Libraries offer a range of services including print and electronic resources, books, journals, DVDs and newspapers.

ICT services

There’s free wireless access when you’re on campus and within range.

Medical services

Whether you’re feeling unwell, have an injury, need some medicine, or just want to talk to someone about a health problem, visit Te Puna Waiora to chat to our team of qualified Doctors and Registered Nurses. 

Student Life

Campus life

Both of our campuses are 100% smoke-free and they constantly buzz with students of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds. Whichever campus you’re based at, you’ll find there’s always something going on – from social events on campus to action-packed trips out of Auckland with the Experience NZ programme. We also have a wide range of services and facilities on our campuses from shops to childcare.

Sports facilities

  • Our Unitec Sports Centre hosts both a stadium and fully equipped gym, right here on our Mt Albert Campus.
  •  Our osteopathy clinic can help treat back pain, sport injuries, knee problems and more.

Student clubs

There are a range of sporting, social, and study-related clubs that you can join. If you can't find one that suits, you can start one.

Student Reviews

Will recommend unitec
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very good guidance and support for students and an understanding student support team

a struggling student
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

enjoyable for the friendliness of student, to many challenges with my studies for classes are not updated

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I was a distance learning student at Unitec and being a distance learning student means you cannot comment as much on the social aspect of the university per se. However, the highlights of being a distance student for my Master's in Applied Practice at Unitec were my supervisors. My supervisors provided me with quality guidance and timely feedback that allowed me to think...

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