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Open Intake

February 2024

Deadline

November 2023

Turnaround time

27 working days

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  • Give students a real-world work environment, putting theory into practice and developing industry-specific knowledge
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About

A leader in adopting modern teaching and training approaches, the Unitec Institute of Technology prepares its students for success in jobs of the future. They offer employment-focused education, from certificates to masters, across a wide range of professional and vocational areas. They also partner with significant business and service organisations to ensure a tremendous vocational learning experience, so students can be work ready when they graduate.

They teach in areas as varied as Architecture to Zookeeping. They specialise in many areas – for example, in business, they teach management, accounting, and finance. And in engineering, they specialise in Civil, Electrical and Electronic, and In-Land Surveying.

They offer a friendly and diverse learning environment with flexible study programmes, lots of support, and hands-on experience to build the skills students need for their careers and future.

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  • Master of Applied Business

    Upcoming intake

    July (21/07/2025)

    Deadline

    April (21/04/2025)

    Academic Requirement

    Admission requirements
    For applicants 20 years or older

    Provide sufficient evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other life experience that would indicate a successful outcome in the qualification.
    For applicants 16 years to under 20 years

    A recognised Bachelor’s degree (or higher) with merit achievement deemed to be a grade average of B- or higher; or
    A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.


    English Language Requirements
    IELTS - Academic score 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0
    PTE - (Academic) score of 58 with no band score lower than 50
    TOFEL - Score of 79 (with a Writing score of 21)

    8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in reading, 4 in writing)
    If English is not your first language, you’ll need one or more of the following:
    Achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University Entrance
    Provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
    Achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years
    CAE: C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
    OET: Minimum of Grade C+ or 300 in all sub-tests.
    NZCEL: Level 5
    LangCert: C1 Expert International ESOL Written (LRW) HIGH PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS, or C2 Mastery International ESOL Written (LRW) PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS.
    Trinity ISE III with no less than pass in any band.

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  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Business

    Upcoming intake

    July (21/07/2025)

    Deadline

    April (21/04/2025)

    Academic Requirement

    Admission requirements
    For this programme, you’ll need:
    For applicants 20 years or older
    Provide sufficient evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other life experience that would indicate a successful outcome in the qualification.
    For applicants 16 years to 20 years old
    A recognised Bachelor’s degree (or higher) with merit achievement deemed to be a grade average of B- or higher; or
    A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

    English Language Requirements

    8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in reading, 4 in writing)

    IELTS - Academic score 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0
    PTE - (Academic) score of 58 with no band score lower than 50
    TOFEL - Score of 79 (with a Writing score of 21)
    CAE: C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
    OET: Minimum of Grade C+ or 300 in all sub-tests.
    NZCEL: Level 5
    LangCert: C1 Expert International ESOL Written (LRW) HIGH PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS, or C2 Mastery International ESOL Written (LRW) PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS.
    Trinity ISE III with no less than pass in any band.

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  • Master of Applied Technologies-Computing

    Upcoming intake

    July (21/07/2025)

    Deadline

    April (21/04/2025)

    Academic Requirement

    Admission requirements
    To enter this programme, you’ll need to have one of the following:
    A recognised Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with merit (an average grade of B- or higher in all Level 7 courses)
    A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as equivalent to merit in a Bachelor’s degree, plus recommendations from your employer or professional colleague

    Additional requirements
    When you apply for this programme, you’ll need to provide proof of your identity (ID) and other documents such as academic certificates – please have these handy when you’re ready to apply.
     

    English Language Admission
    IELTS - Academic score 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0
    PTE - (Academic) score of 58 with no band score lower than 50
    TOFEL - Score of 79 (with a Writing score of 21)

    If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to meet the following English language requirement:
    8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in reading, 4 in writing) or equivalent
    C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
    OET: Minimum of Grade C+ or 300 in all sub-tests.
    NZCEL: Level 5
    LangCert: C1 Expert International ESOL Written (LRW) HIGH PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS, or C2 Mastery International ESOL Written (LRW) PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS.
    Trinity ISE III with no less than pass in any band.

    View course in-platform
  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language - Academic (Level 4)

    Upcoming intake

    September (16/09/2024)

    Deadline

    June (14/06/2024)

    Academic Requirement

    Academic requirements
    Be 16 years old by the time the programme starts
    A New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3) or equivalent, IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0, or achieve an appropriate score on Unitec's Language Studies English Language Placement Test. 


    TOEFL IBT: Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14).
    Cambridge English: CAE: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill.
    OET: MIn 200 grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
    PTE (A): PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36.
    LangCert: B2 Communicator International ESOL Written (LRW) PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS.
    Trinity ISE II: ISE II with no less than pass in any band.

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  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology - Essentials (Level 4)

    Upcoming intake

    July (21/07/2025)

    Deadline

    April (21/04/2025)

    Academic Requirement

    Admission requirements
    For this programme, you will need the following:

    Be 16 years old by the time the programme starts
    A minimum of 4 years of secondary education
    Completed NCEA Level 1  


    English Requirements
    A New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3) or equivalent, IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0, or achieve an appropriate score on Unitec's Language Studies English Language Placement Test. 
    TOEFL IBT: Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14).
    Cambridge English: CAE: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill.
    OET: MIn 200 grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
    PTE (A): PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36.
    LangCert: B2 Communicator International ESOL Written (LRW) PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS.
    Trinity ISE II: ISE II with no less than pass in any band.

    View course in-platform
  • New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)

    Upcoming intake

    July (21/07/2025)

    Deadline

    April (21/04/2025)

    Academic Requirement

    Academic requirements 
    As a part of this requirement, you must meet at least 16 years of age

    English Requirements
    A New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 3) or equivalent, IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of 5.0 with no band lower than 5.0, or achieve an appropriate score on Unitec's Language Studies English Language Placement Test. 


    TOEFL IBT: Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14).
    Cambridge English: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill.
    OET: MIn 200 grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
    PTE (A): PTE - (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36
    LangCert: B2 Communicator International ESOL Written (LRW) PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS.
    Trinity ISE I with no less than pass in any band.

    View course in-platform
  • New Zealand Diploma in Business - Accounting

    Upcoming intake

    July (21/07/2025)

    Deadline

    April (21/04/2025)

    Academic Requirement

    Admission requirements
    To enter this programme, you’ll need to have one of the following:

    Achievement of NCEA Level 2 including: 
    8 Literacy credits at Level 2 or above; and 
    14 Numeracy credits at Level 1 or above 
    or

    An equivalent qualification.
    or

    Successful completion of an approved qualification at Level 3 or above with a relevant pathway. 
    Don’t meet these requirements?
    There may be other options available:

    If you’re over 20 and have relevant skills/life experience, or
    If you’re under 20 and have the relevant reading, writing and numeracy skills.
    Simply apply online and we’ll be in touch about your next steps.

    Additional requirements
    When you apply for this programme, you must provide proof of your identity (ID) and other documents, such as academic certificates. Please have these handy when you’re ready to apply.



    English Requirements
    IELTS - Academic score 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0
    PTE - (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
    TOFEL - Score of 46 (with a Writing score of 14)

    8 NCEA literacy credits at Level 2 or above or equivalent
    CAE: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill.
    OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests.
    NZCEL: Level 4 (General) or (Employment).
    LangCert: B2 Communicator International ESOL Written (LRW) HIGH PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS.
    Trinity ISE II with no less than merit in any band.

    View course in-platform
  • Bachelor of Business in Management

    Upcoming intake

    July (21/07/2025)

    Deadline

    April (21/04/2025)

    Academic Requirement

    Academic requirements 
    Applicants must be at least 16 years of age when they begin their studies, Successful completion of Year 13 (NCEA Level 3) with minimum of with minimum of 48 credits (approx) 42 credits (approx)
    International Baccalaureate score 24+ or Cambridge International Examination (CIE) 120 points on UCAS tariff


    English Requirements
    IELTS - Academic score 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5
    PTE - (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
    TOFEL IBT - Score of 60 (with a Writing score of 18)

    Provide evidence that they have the English language proficiency required for the Programme as demonstrated through evidence of one of the kinds described in NZQA Rules on the Unitec English Language Requirements for International Students Web-page.
    University Entrance literacy: 10 Credits at NCEA Level 2 or above in English or Māori (5 in reading, 5 in writing)
    B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
    OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests.
    NZCEL: Level 4 (Academic).
    LangCert: C1 Expert International ESOL Written (LRW) PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS.
    Trinity ISE II with no less than distinction in any band.

    View course in-platform
  • Bachelor of Nursing

    Upcoming intake

    July (21/07/2025)

    Deadline

    April (21/04/2025)

    Academic Requirement

    Academic requirements 
    Applicants must be at least 16 years of age when they begin their studies, Successful completion of Year 13 (NCEA Level 3) with minimum of with minimum of 48 credits (approx) 42 credits (approx)
    International Baccalaureate score 24+ or Cambridge International Examination (CIE) 120 points on UCAS tariff
    Completion of tertiary study, Bachelor's degree or higher, with English as the language of instruction from providers in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom, or the United States


    English Requirements
    IELTS - Academic score 6.5 with no band score lower 6.5 in speaking, reading, writing, and listening
    Provide evidence that they have the English language proficiency required for the Programme as demonstrated through evidence of one of the kinds described in NZQA Rules on the Unitec English Language Requirements for International Students Web-page.
    University Entrance literacy: 10 Credits at NCEA Level 2 or above in English or Māori (5 in reading, 5 in writing)

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