Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) is an Institute of Technology/Polytechnic (ITP) and was established in 1974. EIT has the distinction of being considered as an exemplar for tertiary education providers in New Zealand, by both the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and Ministry of Education NZ (MOE). EIT is a category one institution having achieved highly confident ratings for both self-assessment and educational performance in the institution's previous New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) External Evaluation and Review (EER).
EIT is a highly respected provider of applied vocational and professional education, with over 10,500 students in 2019, including 1,450 international students from 45 different countries.
EIT's portfolio of academic programmes have been developed in response to industry needs both nationally and globally. EIT is committed to delivering applied learning with a focus on preparing students for real jobs.
EIT has an academic programme portfolio of 158 programmes and qualifications. The institution offers programmes at master's degree, postgraduate diploma, bachelor's degree, graduate diploma, diploma and certificate level.