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Eastern Institute of Technology

New Zealand


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 10,000 students in 2020.

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 186 programmes. The institution offers programmes at master's degree, postgraduate diploma, bachelor's degree, graduate diploma, diploma and certificate level.

The institute also has an exciting range of postgraduate programmes, many of which provide students with the option to study online from wherever they are or on campus when they are able to travel to New Zealand. Designed with an industry focus, EIT's cutting-edge programmes are taught by lecturers who are experts in their field.

In business, computing, health science and wine business, EIT offers a suite of programmes at Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Master's Degree levels. These programmes offer the flexibility of online study to help students to stay inspired, motivated and up-to-date with industry trends.

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What's new

What's new

Eastern Institute of Technology's academic programme development aligns closely with regional and global industry needs. EIT also develops programmes which give opportunities for students with different academic profiles to progress into the level of study they intend to pursue. EIT has introduced the following programmes which can be studied fully online in 2022 or on campus in New Zealand when the borders reopen:

  • Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Wine Business and Innovation (180 and 240 credit options)
  • Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Applied Management (180 and 240 credits)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business Analytics
  • Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Digital Business (180 and 240 credit options)
  • Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (180 and 240 credit options)
  • Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Information Technology (180 and 240 credits)
  • Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Health Science

These courses are delivered by faculty who are industry experienced professionals and in smaller classes, ensuring that students receive personal attention.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

EIT is one of New Zealand's top ITPs known for its research excellence. EIT lecturers and teachers are highly qualified, many have PhDs and are research active. They use their research expertise and their latest knowledge in their fields to inform their teaching. EIT provides students a research informed education by helping develop enquiring minds providing exposure to the latest knowledge and much more.

At EIT, students will receive the support they need to help facilitate their academic achievement. Its smaller classes enable more personal attention, encourage discussions, and offer students ready access to their lecturers. EIT aims to ensure students are treated as individuals with one-on-one attention, as well as given the opportunity to prepare for the working environment after their course of study is complete. Students will receive guidance and help with everything from planning their studies to applying to work after they graduate. EIT offers a free essential academic skills course to assist students in transitioning to graduate level study.

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Subject areas

Subject areas


Students can specialise in the highly sought after and innovative fields of applied management, business analytics, digital business and logistics and supply chain. Skills will be developed in communication, management, accounting and marketing, setting students up for their future careers.


EIT students can discover the exciting world of computing and gain the future skills for the fast-growing information technology sector. EIT's practical, applied programmes with industry-based placements, prepare graduates for rewarding career opportunities from website and software development to user experience design along with consulting and management.

Viticulture and wine science

EIT is a specialist provider of cutting-edge, industry-relevant viticulture and wine science programmes. Students are taught in state-of-the-art facilities at the EIT Napier campus in Hawke's Bay by faculty with a breadth of experience as chemists, microbiologists, consultant winemakers and academic researchers.

Health science

EIT's interdisciplinary master's and postgraduate level health science programmes provide the opportunity for qualified health professionals and health service managers to develop advanced practical knowledge and critical analysis skills.

Creative industries

Students who are creative at heart with an enquiring mind are able to choose from a range of exciting programmes, including the Master in Professional Creative Practice.

Postgraduate programmes

Students should see the What's New section for EIT's new postgraduate study programmes.

Online programmes

EIT's online programmes feature a hands-on, engaging approach to learning and EIT provides the support students need to succeed. Students can study while they work and stay up to date with industry trends. Professionals can overcome any skill gaps or fast-track to leadership positions and career growth.

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How to apply

How to apply

Students who wish to apply to study online at EIT must do the following:

Step 1 – Students must complete the online international application form. The institute will assess a student's application and let them know the outcome as soon as possible.

Step 2 – Once accepted, students will be sent an interim offer of place followed by further information about how to enrol, course selection and fees payable (which should not take longer than five days if the application is complete and there are no documents pending).

Students who wish to apply to study on campus in New Zealand must email EIT for more information.

Postgraduate programmes

Students must meet required entry requirements to gain admission. International students residing outside New Zealand can choose to study online and do not require a visa for online study.

To study on campus, students must meet New Zealand's immigration requirements for a student visa. Requirements for post-study work visa applications also apply.

EIT master's degree, postgraduate diploma, and postgraduate certificate programmes are approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

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Facilities and campus life

Facilities and campus life

EIT has three campuses in Napier, Auckland and Gisborne. The main campus is in Napier, Hawke's Bay. Each campus is unique and has its own features, catering to all types of students.

EIT Hawke's Bay is one of New Zealand's most attractive campuses with 27 hectares of gardens and distinctive regional architecture, giving the feeling of space and providing a beautiful environment. The Napier based campus offers the widest range of programmes and enrols domestic and international students. Tairāwhiti, the campus in Gisborne, provides options for international students in nursing, business, IT, horticulture and cookery. Both Napier and Gisborne offer a relaxed small city lifestyle with temperate weather, easy access to beaches, mountains, lakes and rivers, along with New Zealand's oldest winery.

Auckland offers students a city experience as a graduate school enrolling only international students. The Auckland campus is located on Queen Street in a great central location with easy access to the big city life.

All campuses have specialised student-centric learning technology and spaces for teaching groups and learning individually. Campus life and student integration are facilitated by student learning and student support systems. These include academic mentors and career guidance services, international pastoral care and accommodation specialists, and Napier's Student Association, Younited.

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Graduate outcomes

Graduate outcomes

Student success is EIT's priority. EIT's strategic priorities include developing students who:

  • are engaged in relevant programmes
  • are successfully supported in their learner journey
  • are well prepared and work-ready
  • achieve educational and career success
  • are sought after by employers

EIT's programmes are developed with the following graduate attributes as a focus:

  • Lifelong learners who take responsibility for their own learning
  • Effective communicators, networkers and team workers
  • Active participants in and contributors to New Zealand society
  • Confident studying, working and living in an international context

Further to this, EIT provides free one-to-one counselling on employment in New Zealand. Its specialised careers counsellors will help students:

  • Develop skills and knowledge to plan and manage their careers
  • Provide information relating to the job market
  • Provide information on job search strategies
  • Assist with the preparation of job applications, including assisting with writing a resume and covering letter, and completing online job applications
  • With interview techniques
  • With industry engagement evenings with a view to networking with employers as well as presenting student projects to them

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