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Waikato Institute of Technology

Wintec, one of New Zealand’s leading institutes of technology, helps drive the development of a skilled workforce not only in New Zealand, but around the world.

Wintec is a modern institute of technology with a reputation for providing quality education. Our graduates are work-ready and in-demand by employers.

Our students learn professional and vocational skills in stimulating and supportive environments. We offer training in engineering, trades, science, technology, agriculture, sport, health and social services, education, business and manufacturing, tourism, hospitality, events, English language, media and the creative industries. Our qualifications range from certificates and diplomas to degrees and post-graduate degrees.

We employ staff with industry knowledge, often practicing professionals in their given fields of expertise. Their knowledge is passed onto our students through effective teaching, combined with state-of-the-art technology and modern campus facilities.
To ensure we meet the needs of the job market, we work closely with employers, industry and community organisations to understand and respond to the skills which are required.

We are an integral part of our community. Through our graduates, students and staff we contribute positively to the regional and national economy, and continue to play a role in its on-going prosperity. We are part of a national network of major institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs).

Our students come from the Waikato, around New Zealand and the world. We are globally-connected through partnerships with international institutions and many of our programmes are delivered off-shore. We are committed to internationalisation.

We have grown from a small technical college in Hamilton, established in 1924 to one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary education institutes with more than 20,000 students educated by us each year.

As we move into the future as an Institution, we believe that to remain credible and competitive we must deliver highly effective teaching and learning that caters to diverse students, environments and contexts. This deeply held belief is at the core of our drive towards providing flexible study options for our students in the form of challenging and engaging online teaching environments in which our students are empowered to follow their own learning journeys.