About EIT

Live Your Dreams with EIT

Many people have reaped the rewards of a quality education at EIT over the last 30 years. The Institute offers an extensive range of programmes. There are now more than 130 programmes offered at postgraduate, degree, diploma and certificate level, across an impressive range of subject areas.

EIT programmes combine practical skills with a sound theory base. Many can be studied full-time or part-time, or on-line, so there is an increasing opportunity to earn while you learn. Open Entry courses enable people who don’t have academic qualifications, or who don’t feel ready for a higher level of study, giving them an introductory pathway to achieving a fulfilling career.

EIT has three main campuses, one in Napier known as EIT Hawke’s Bay,  one in Gisborne known as EIT Tairāwhiti, as well as a Rural Studies Unit known as RSU and our newest campus in Auckland known as EIT Auckland.  There are also learning centres throughout Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti, Gisborne where students can start their learning in a smaller environment close to their home.

Hawke’s Bay offers an excellent lifestyle, plenty of sunshine, with a variety of restaurants, cafés and wine trails. The choice of entertainment options is extensive, with plenty of outdoor adventure activities available. Compared with bigger centres, Hawke’s Bay has another key bonus: stress-free commuting. With only a 15 – 20 minute commuting time between Napier and Hastings, congestion on the roads is virtually unheard of in this region. Studying at EIT also means that accommodation and travel costs are lower, compared with other provincial areas.

Gisborne, the first city in the world to see the sunrise each day, and famous for its relaxed lifestyle, is a landscape of sandy beaches, great surf and golden vineyards. It’s small enough to be friendly and welcoming, yet big enough to have all the amenities of the major centres, including shopping, cinemas, cafes, restaurants and entertainment.

Academic staff at EIT are highly qualified with real-world experience and teaching skills. The student-lecturer ratio is significantly lower than at a university. This allows a more personal approach and direct access to lecturers. We seek out those who teach because they love it. They”re there to help you achieve your dreams, and they”ll go to any lengths to make that happen.

EIT aims to meet the demands of the regions’ key industry groups as well as the wider employment market, and networks closely with the community. Unique programmes are offered in areas such as Viticulture, Wine and Food Science and Sport and Recreation.

The wide range of programmes available at EIT ensures that more of the East Coast people have access to quality tertiary education without having to leave home.