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Eastern Institute of Technology Scores the Perfect Ten

October 27, 2009

EIT Hawke’s Bay has achieved a major milestone – as of next year, it will be offering ten degree programmes.

The newest degree, the field-based Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education), is already attracting strong interest from would-be students wanting to be included in next year’s first intake.

EIT’s degree programmes cover a wide range of study areas.  Tailored to meet the demands of the region’s key industry groups and the wider employment market, they provide graduates with diverse job opportunities.

The bachelor degree programmes are:

Bachelor of Applied Social SciencesBachelor of Arts (Māori)Bachelor of Business StudiesBachelor of Computing SystemsBachelor of NursingBachelor of Recreation and SportBachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)Bachelor of Visual Arts and DesignBachelor of ViticultureBachelor of Wine Science

Programmes offering the opportunity for concurrent degree study are: 
Concurrent Bachelor of Recreation & Sport and Bachelor of Business StudiesConcurrent Bachelor of Business Studies and Bachelor of Computing SystemsConcurrent Bachelor of Viticulture and Bachelor of Wine Science

Several faculties also offer postgraduate qualifications.  The wide range of study programmes ensures more Hawke’s Bay people have access to quality tertiary education without having to leave home. 

EIT further encourages degree study with its Year 13 Degree Study Grant, available to Year 13 school leavers from secondary schools in Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne and Taupo.  The scholarships provide free first year study fees and 50 percent second year study fees. 

EIT has responded to demand from the education sector in establishing the Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education).  Early childhood centres in Hawke’s Bay and elsewhere in New Zealand are struggling to find appropriately qualified staff.

EIT’s Marketing Section has been fielding hundreds of inquiries about the new degree, which is designed to provide a balance between face-to-face study, applied practice and blended learning.

Students will work in early childhood centres 10 hours a week, coming in to EIT for class work two days a week.