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Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
Bachelors
Diploma

Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki

New Plymouth , New Zealand
New Plymouth , New Zealand
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Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
Bachelors
Diploma
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki

Overview:

  • Significant Milestones:

    • Established in 1970 as Taranaki Polytechnic
    • Became Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) in 2008
    • Celebrated 50th anniversary in 2020
  • Notable Achievements:

    • Ranked in the top 10% of New Zealand polytechnics for student satisfaction (NZQA, 2022)
    • Awarded the Prime Minister's Education Excellence Award for Industry Engagement (2019)
    • Recognized for its innovative teaching and learning practices (NZQA, 2018)

Student Life:

  • Extracurricular Activities:

    • Student Association (WITTSA)
    • Clubs and societies (e.g., Māori and Pasifika Club, International Students Club)
    • Volunteering opportunities
  • Sports Teams:

    • WITT Warriors (rugby, netball, basketball, soccer)
    • Other sports clubs (e.g., touch rugby, volleyball)
  • Student Support Services:

    • Academic support (e.g., tutoring, writing center)
    • Counseling and well-being services
    • Disability support
    • Māori and Pasifika support
  • Campus Facilities:

    • Modern classrooms and laboratories
    • Library and learning commons
    • Student lounge and café
    • Sports and recreation facilities

Academics:

  • Academic Resources:

    • Library with over 100,000 resources
    • Online learning platform
    • Research and innovation center
  • Faculty:

    • Experienced and qualified lecturers
    • Industry experts and practitioners
  • Teaching Methodologies:

    • Blended learning (online and face-to-face)
    • Problem-based learning
    • Work-integrated learning
  • Academic Support Services:

    • Academic advisors
    • Learning support
    • Writing and math tutoring
  • Unique Academic Programs or Initiatives:

    • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Sustainable Energy
    • Certificate in Māori and Pasifika Studies
    • Industry-specific apprenticeships and traineeships

Top Reasons to Study Here:

    Reputation:

    Ranked among the top polytechnics in New Zealand

    Industry Connections:

    Strong partnerships with local and international businesses

    Specialized Facilities:

    State-of-the-art laboratories and workshops

    Work-Integrated Learning:

    Opportunities to gain practical experience in the workplace

    Notable Alumni:

    Graduates have gone on to successful careers in various industries

Services:

    Counseling:

    Free and confidential counseling services

    Health:

    On-campus health clinic

    Housing:

    Assistance with finding accommodation

    Library Resources:

    Access to a wide range of books, journals, and databases

    Technology Support:

    IT help desk and computer labs

    Career Development:

    Career counseling, resume writing, and job search assistance
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