University of the Week – Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.


Unitec Institute of Technology was founded as Carrington Technical Institute in 1976. It name was later changed to Carrington Polytechnic in 1987 and then in 1994, it was changed to Unitec Institute of Technology. It is the largest institute of technology in Auckland and is also a member of International Association of Universities. Unitec has a wide range of over 128 courses to teach from which may be short term courses to Master’s degree. The Institute emphasizes a lot on practical knowledge as much as on the theory.


Campus and Campus Life

The main campus of Unitec is situated at Mt Albert. It has a lot of parking space, sport facilities and cafes. The secondary Waitākere campus is located in Henderson with public library ad modern teaching facilities that Unitech shared with the community. Unitec has many clubs and student service to help students for personal and career growth. The Career Development Services helps student prepare themselves for the opportunities by giving proper guidance and help prepare their CV’s and Cover letters. The Sports Club includes variety of options for the students to choose from. The students are given a choice to join a club suitable for them. There are also a few cultural clubs which helps the student maintain and practice their religion while being away from their family. The Institute also offers to complete a part of the education overseas which also helps get extra credits.

Academic Faculties:

Unitec Institute of Technology offers many qualifications, such as Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degree, Bachelors degree, Academic certifications, short courses and diploma courses as well. The study areas at Unitec are Arts, Architecture, Science, Engineering, and Construction, Social Education, language Studies, Health care, computing and IT; to name a few.

Notable Alumni:

The Alumni from Unitec are spread in all sectors. Famous Personalities like Jake Heenan, Sara Wiseman, Ria Vandervis, Zoe Cramond, Campbell Grayson, Courtney Abbot are a few graduate form Unitec Institute of Technology.

Why choose Unitec?

Unitec is located in the largest city of New Zealand; Auckland has a lot to offer for any international person residing or studying there. Auckland experiences all the 4 seasons of Summer, Winter, Spring and Autumn throughout the year. The city is always buzzing with festivals and concerts and many other events on regular basis. When it comes to Financial, New Zealand can easily fit into an international students budget as the academic related costs and the living cost is also very budget friendly i.e. Approximately 15 -26 lakhs a year. Unitec is known to offer many scholarships to its international students that may range upto 5000NZD depending upon the student profile. Unitec is home to approximately 16,000 students out of which there are 2000 international students from all over the world.

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Studying Abroad: We provide guidance and assistance to the students for their applications and admission procedures for abroad education, beginning with profiling, helping students select the courses, selecting the right country and universities suitable as per their profile, initiating the application process and getting the offer letter of admission for the student. Furthermore, we even assist the students in the decision making to finalize the country and university where they would like to pursue their higher studies. We offer assistance for the Visa application process along with pre and post departure procedures. We have our presence in Auckland and London as well where we have our student support offices so that the students can reach out to us in case they require any help or support while staying in a different country. We provide all our services for admission to Unitec Institute of Technology as well as many Top and High Ranked Universities in New Zealand. We understand you may have many doubts and concerns when it comes to moving to a different country. Our Study Abroad Consultants have either Studied or worked overseas. You can reach out to our skilled team of Study in New Zealand team of consultants in our Pune, Delhi, Thane, or in Surat for any guidance or assistance required. Our student-oriented and friendly team of Study Abroad Consultants would happily assist you on the entire process along with the financials included and scholarships available at Unitec and will also help you with accommodations available. In short, you can rely on our team for accurate and relevant information when it comes to studying in the Unitec Institute of Technology and other top universities in New Zealand.

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