About Eastern Institute of Technology

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 100 programmes offered at postgraduate, degree, diploma and certificate level, across an impressive range of subject areas in four faculties:

  • Faculty of Applied Science, Business and Computing
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Trades
  • Faculty of Māori Studies – Te Manga Māori

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

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.

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.

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 Hawkes Bay people have access to quality tertiary education without having to leave home.

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Study Areas
  • Computing
  • Nursing
  • Professional Cookery
  • Early Childhood Teaching
  • Wine Science
  • Viticulture
  • Grapegrowing
  • Wine Marketing
  • Graduate Diploma in Business
  • Graduate Diploma in IT
  • Graduate Diploma in Onenology
  • Business