Waikato Institute of Technology

Waikato Institute of Technology places a high degree of emphasis on building strong communities through research, education and career development. It works closely with employers, industry leaders and organisations to understand the pertaining demand of knowledge and skills required for its students to thrive in the dynamic world outside the university.

Established in 1924, the Waikato Institute of Technology, popularly known as Wintec is one the top institutes of technology in New Zealand. Based in Hamilton, New Zealand, Wintec attracts around 20,000 students each year from across the globe. Wintec offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree and diploma programmes in various fields such as technology, engineering, business, science, hospitality, manufacturing, tourism, social services, health, sports, media, education etc.

Waikato Institute of Technology places a high degree of emphasis on building strong communities through research, education and career development. It works closely with employers, industry leaders and organisations to understand the pertaining demand of knowledge and skills required for its students to thrive in the dynamic world outside the university. Wintec takes pride in positively contributing to the regional and national economy through its students and staff.

Why study at Waikato Institute of Technology?

Though Wintec has a low world rank, it offers promising careers to its students from around the world through various courses, unique programmes and, favourable facilities.

  • Wintec is one of New Zealand’s leading Institutes of technology. It has been recognised as a “Category1” education provider by the New Zealand Qualification Authority.
  • Waikato Institute of Technology is a centre of internationally-recognised high-quality education. Wintec offers a wide variety of courses with certificates, diplomas, degrees and postgraduate qualifications. Wintec courses include 11 postgraduate qualifications, 10 degree programmes and 27 diplomas following fields:
    • Engineering
    • Trades
    • Science
    • Information technology
    • Primary industries
    • Agriculture
    • Sport
    • Health
    • Social services
    • Education
    • Business
    • Enterprise
    • Hospitality
    • Cookery
    • Events
    • English language
    • Media
    • Creative industries
  • Tutors for Wintec courses are professionals with in-depth knowledge of their respective field who impart knowledge among students through efficacious teaching that combines modern technology and world-class facilities.
  • Wintec emphasises on providing a secure, comfortable and conducive environment to its students. It celebrates diversity and connects various communities, making it a place parents find safe for their children.
  • Waikato Institute of Technology offers a dedicated International Centre to provide support to all its students. In addition to organising cultural events, the International Centre team assists students with accommodation, general advice etc to ensure that its students feel well-taken care of.
  • Wintec courses focuses on active learning, enabling its students to get familiar with the kinds of situations they will come across after stepping out of the institute. Many of the programmes at Waikato Institute of Technology offers internships and other opportunities to gain practical experience, making its students work-ready.
  • Wintec offers students who are still at secondary school a golden opportunity to get a glimpse of their career by joining Wintec’s STAR programme before enrolling in any full-time course.
  • Under its Youth Guarantee programme, Waikato Institute of Technology brings learning to life for free. This is done through industry visits, hands-on activity and discussions with potential employers in each field of study.
  • At Design Factory, a dedicated learning space for Wintec students, students work with people from different disciplines and centres to solve real-world problems. Moreover, Wintec’s Design Factory NZ is part of the Design Factory Global Network which brings students the opportunity to create a dynamic learning culture and eminent learning experiences.

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