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Unitec Institute of Technology

Unitec is the largest provider of vocational and applied training in New Zealand. We understand the importance of the service we offer to our students and the wider community and recognise that students need to be confident in the education that they will receive from Unitec, in order to make the commitment to study here.

Bachelor's programmes

Medicine & Health (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



The world of education is changing and so are we. We are creating a world-class learning and teaching environment to better prepare our graduates for successful and rewarding careers.


Research at Unitec is applied, practical, collaborative and industry-based. It gives staff and students the opportunity to be creative and innovative, while making positive and powerful changes in our industries and communities


Career advice is free for all prospective and current Unitec students, as well as Alumni. Come and talk to the team if you need a hand planning the next step in your studies or your career.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Housing services

  • Pumphouse Gastropub 
  • Burger King 
  • Yank 
  • Wendy's 
  • Dim Sum King 
  • Hub Cafes 
  • Subway 
  • The Coffee Club 
  • Wok Wok 

Library services

Our mission is to provide knowledge creation activities for Unitec’s communities by delivering superb services, resources, spaces and places. We are here to help you.

Unitec library consists of three library branches. Our curriculum focused collection varies from branch to branch in accordance with what is taught at that location. 

ICT services

Wireless-enabled laptops are available for loan from the Ask Me Desk in Te Puna, Building 1 library and Waitakere library. As well as MS Office, they have access to the Internet, Moodle and the Unitec network and printer.

Student Life

Campus life

Currently at our Mt. Albert campus we’re operating from 177 buildings spread over 53.5 hectares, making it difficult to deliver flexible, modern technology-based teaching.

We’re in the process of developing a more compact and lively campus at the southern end of our existing site. The new campus will offer students a flexible and dynamic learning experience where their studies can be much more closely integrated with industry and real-world projects. The new learning and teaching spaces will be carefully designed to deliver a cutting-edge educational environment that is collaborative, social and technology-enabled.

Sports facilities

The Unitec Sports Centre is open to the public and offers excellent training facilities for all ages and fitness levels - from beginners to professional athletes.

Student clubs

Clubs are a great way to meet new people and make the most out of your time at Unitec. We encourage you to join or create communities of people who enjoy common interests.

Student Reviews

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...

Let´s make it happen
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Since the beggining I had a great social experience, it´s easy for me to make friends and socialize with people, including my teachers, always great comunication. In the academic aspect, I considere it has been good, UNITEC is known for it´s good education and technology, it provides us mostly all of the equipment we need. I´ve had very good teachers, some could have been...

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