Environmental Studies

Equip yourself for a role in the exciting and ever-expanding world of environmental management. Develop knowledge and skills in environmental sustainability and how to manage environmental projects in business, community and government.

Short Courses and Micro-credentials

Increase your knowledge and so understanding of the ever-expanding world of environmental management and sustainability. Our range of short courses will advance your participation in environmental projects and awareness, be that in your community, your own backyard or further afield.

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Environmental Studies Scholarships

Fantastic scholarships and awards are available for our students.

EIT | Te Pūkenga offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT | Te Pūkenga scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT | Te Pūkenga or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT | Te Pūkenga to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact scholarships@eit.ac.nz or call in for a chat.


We are very fortunate to have the award winning Ōtātara Outdoor Learning Centre at our backdoor.

The Ōtātara Outdoor Learning Centre provides a range of opportunities for learners to; connect with nature so that they can understand the impact of their actions or inactions on the environment, and benefit society through their positive attitudes and behaviours.

EIT student ready to follow environmental passions into degree

Aimey completed the NZ Diploma in Environmental Management (Terrestrial strand) [Level 5] in 2021 and the Level 6 programme in 2022. Her aim is to return this year to finish the Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management).

Born and raised in Hastings, Aimey Tahu (Ngāpuhi) followed the classic educational path expected of her, but she soon realised that she wanted something different for her life.

From Karamu High School she went straight to Massey University to try her hand at Veterinary Science and Biochemistry but neither pathway was leading where she wanted to go.

“On a whim, I dropped out and moved to Canada, deciding I’d come home when I knew who I was and what I wanted to do. The truth was I’d always been told what I wanted to achieve”.

Three years later Aimey, 27,  returned to Hawke’s Bay, and soon after decided to enrol in the new Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management) degree at the then EIT, now EIT | Te Pūkenga.

Researcher has work cited by Climate Change report

EIT | Te Pūkenga lecturer and researcher has had her work cited in an authoritative report of the influential International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Environmental Management lecturer Dr Dinusha Jayathilake, who started in the School of Primary Industries last year, has had her work mentioned in The Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, the Working Group II contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report.

EIT Chief Executive Chris Collins departs after 18 years at the helm

December 10, 2022

EIT’s long-serving Chief Executive Chris Collins will leave the institute at the end of the month after 18 years at the helm. Mr Collins has been Chief Executive of EIT since 2004 and when...

EIT officially becomes part of Te Pūkenga

November 2, 2022

EIT has officially became part of Te Pūkenga, with a pōwhiri held at EIT’s Te Ara o Tāwhaki Marae at its Hawke’s Bay campus in Taradale. The transition means that EIT ceased to exist...

From the Executive Dean - Research September 2022

September 30, 2022

Kia ora e ngā Rangatira I am hoping that the rain will eventually clear, and that summer will be upon us soon. However, whatever the weather is, there is a lot going on as we move closer to...


Lisa Turnbull – Programme Coordinator

Dr Amelia McQueen

Brian McLay

Chris Thorman

Dr Dinusha Jayathilake

Gerard Henry

Dr Glen Robertshaw