Get ahead of the game with a degree in technology at EIT
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Get ahead of the game with a degree in technology at EIT

Get ahead of the game with a degree in technology at EIT

There has never been a more exciting or promising time to study technology – especially in New Zealand. The industry is flourishing; it was even recently crowned New Zealand’s fastest-growing sector, with a growth of 12 percent in the last year alone.

The Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT), one of New Zealand’s top tertiary institutes, is keeping up with this industry boom with numerous programmes tailored towards students who want to be at the forefront of the technology world.

Through dedicated faculty, personalised support, modern facilities and the practical experience needed to launch your career, EIT is preparing students for their futures and for the tech revolution.

EIT provides a wide range of programmes related to the tech industry so no matter where your interests lie, you’ll be sure to find something that ignites a fire within you. All programmes, whether they be at degree or postgraduate level, are underpinned by pioneering research led by faculty. The institute’s higher-level IT courses, the Post Graduate Diploma and Masters in IT, are especially esteemed.

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The Post Graduate Diploma in IT is designed for those with a degree in the computing field who wish to delve deeper into their knowledge, strengthening old skills while cultivating new ones. Students gain the necessary knowledge and know-how to thrive in professional roles in many different areas within IT, filling the numerous positions New Zealand – and indeed the world – is struggling to fill as the sector expands.

Students have the chance to complete industry-based projects and case study work to ready them for the realities of the job roles they will go on to fill. At EIT you will acquire an extensive range of skills. For instance, analysing business needs, effective management skills, technical skills, recommending services and systems, communicating with clients and personnel and understanding the legal and ethical frameworks that make up this sector.

The Master of Information Technology (MIT) programme, on the other hand, is for students with an undergraduate qualification in the computing field who are ready to advance their careers in IT.

The MIT programme produces graduates ready to take the workplace by storm with their high-level skills and critical thinking abilities, making them great assets to any workplace in an IT role.

The programme blends theory with practice, gifting students with a detailed understanding of the sector as well as the capability to apply their knowledge in varied practical roles. Combining case studies, project work, practical work experience, research opportunities and real-life simulations, students leave with the comprehensive knowledge and all-round skillset required to propel them higher up in their careers.

All international students who accept a place on either of these programmes receive a small scholarship to help make their dream of studying in New Zealand a reality.

Now, EIT is introducing three brand new subjects in particular areas of specialisation to ensure students keep  up with the constantly evolving technological world. As new IT trends emerge – and new career paths come into fruition, EIT is implementing courses in Analytics and Visualisation, Information Technology Security and Enterprise and Information Technology Forensics to make sure students remain one step ahead of the rest.

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Students don’t just benefit from cutting-edge programmes, passionate faculty and promising future careers, but also a location that’s hugely beneficial. Whether you prefer a large, vibrant metropolis where you’re at the centre of the action or you favour a quiet life in a smaller city with a fast-expanding tech scene, this institution has a place for you. Students can choose whether they’d like to be in bustling Auckland or setting that’s small but just as mighty, Napier.

While enjoying all the perks of big-city-life in Auckland, students have ample career opportunities with large tech companies right on their doorstep. One of New Zealand’s largest cities, Auckland holds 50 percent of all tech jobs in the country. It’s safe to say there is a lot going on in the metropolitan haven!

Napier, on the other hand, is a thriving hub for promising tech start-ups and growing companies, meaning you can hit the ground running and grow your career as companies expand around you. Numerous corporations have moved to the region for the varied lifestyle the city promises. EIT’s Napier campus grants you the best of both worlds. One minute, you’re on the coast surrounded by mountains, and the next you’re on the cusp of a booming tech industry.

As New Zealand’s IT sector develops at a rapid rate, there are a large number of new positions to fill to keep up with the boom. Studying at EIT places you at the heart of the busiest and fastest-growing sector in New Zealand, allowing you to combine the Kiwi lifestyle with a career that promises great advancement.

EIT prepares graduates for the flexible, entrepreneurial and resilient spirit of the New Zealand workplace and beyond, ready to work in whichever area of tech fascinates them most.

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