History, Affiliations & Rankings
Unitec Institute of Technology is situated in the city of Auckland, New Zealand and serves as the largest technological institute in the city. The institute was started in 1976 as Carrington Technical Institute but later in 1987, it was renamed to Carrington Polytechnic. Finally, in 1994, the institute was called ‘Unitec Institute of Technology’. In 1999, the institute applied for University status but due to some issues, it remained as an Institute of Technology. Now, the academic institute is a part of the International Association of Universities. Unitec is a member of the International Association of Universities. Talking about its ranking, Unitec ranks 8th in New Zealand and 2472 in the world.
Infrastructure, Campus & Courses
The core campus of the institute is situated in Mt Albert. It has several major academic and departmental buildings. The institute has an additional campus in Henderson. It provides several programs from certificate to postgraduate degree level across a range of subjects from architecture, accounting to zookeeping.
Students can choose from 70 programs including 14 master's degrees programs, 19 bachelors' degree programs, 17 postgraduate and graduate diplomas and certificates. Also, the institute maintains a Learning Centre that provides support to improve academic reading and writing. The institute is known for offering some popular programs in Engineering, Performing Arts, Commerce & Banking, Management, Media & Mass Communication, Vocational, Science, Nursing, Education, Paramedical, Arts and Hotel Management.
Accomplishments & Alumni
PHD has partnered with Unitec since 2018. The relationship primarily centres on the uptake of many Unitec graduates to the PHD internship program and, as PHD Chief Technology Officer Christopher Spencer says, it’s a win-win for the two organizations. Through Unitec’s partnership with PHD Media, graduates are making their mark at this award-winning communications planning and media buying agency.
The institute has proudly graduated some of the known people who are now working in different areas of the world. Some of the prominent alumni include Sara Wiseman (actress), Chris Petrovski (Macedonian actor), Aupito Tofae Su'a William Sio (a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives), Rajeev Verma (Indian actor) and Jake Heenan (rugby union player).
Student Diversity & Visiting Companies
The institute is home to a large and diverse student population coming from different corners of the world. It offers education facilities to more than 16,800 students. The companies visiting for recruitment and internship are Dazzlenut Pvt. Ltd., Select Search Solutions, Acuity Services, Cognizant, Whangarei Boys' High School and many more.
Unitec Institute of Technology
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