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Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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Student population Large
International students 6%
Institution type Public

About Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)

Wintec, one of New Zealand’s leading institutes of technology, helps drive the development of a skilled workforce not only in New Zealand, but around the world. It is a modern institute of technology with a reputation for providing quality education. Its graduates are work-ready and in-demand by employers. Students at Wintec learn professional and vocational skills in stimulating and supportive environments. Study programmes are available in engineering, trades, science, technology, agriculture, sport, health and social services, education, business and manufacturing, tourism, hospitality, events, English language, media and the creative industries. Qualifications range from certificates and diplomas to degrees and post-graduate degrees. 

Wintec employs staff with industry knowledge, often practicing professionals in their given fields of expertise. Their knowledge is passed onto the students through effective teaching, combined with state-of-the-art technology and modern campus facilities. To ensure the needs of the job market are met, Wintec works closely with employers, industry and community organisations to understand and respond to the skills which are required. Wintec is part of a national network of major institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs).

Our students come from the Waikato, around New Zealand and the world. We are globally-connected through partnerships with international institutions and many of our programmes are delivered off-shore. We are committed to internationalisation. We have grown from a small technical college in Hamilton, established in 1924 to one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary education institutes with more than 20,000 students educated by us each year.

Campus information

There are 6 campuses in Hamilton and the greater Waikato region. The three main campuses are in Hamilton, in the central city, Rotokauri (north Hamilton) and at the Hamilton Gardens. Smaller satellite campuses are in Thames, Te Kuiti, Otorohanga. There are purpose-built training facilities to provide students and staff with the best possible environment to learn the skills necessary to succeed in their industries. Since 2003, more than $60 million has been spent upgrading facilities, through the commitment to a campus modernisation plan. As a result we have some of the best industry training and student facilities in the country. There is more developments planned, including a new Engineering and Trades facility, a new Media Arts complex, and refurbishments to teaching spaces.

To date, Wintec facilities include a student training restaurant, hairdressing and beauty salons, science laboratories, a veterinary surgery, a student radio station, music studios, an art gallery, childcare facility, greenhouse and practice barns, engineering and trades workshops and technology spaces. Providing modern facilities for students, staff and the wider community to meet their needs of today and into the future, makes Wintec one of New Zealand’s most modern institute of technology. One of the iconic facilities is the award-winning Gallagher Hub built in 2007. It is a multi-purpose social centre with 140 computers for students to use and 24-hour student and staff access. 

The refurbished heritage building Wintec House opened in 2010. Located on the corner of the Hamilton city campus, this multi-purpose building has won numerous regional and national architectural awards. It is home to the flagship events venue, The Atrium, where hundreds of awards dinners, conferences and special events are held. It also features teaching spaces with modern hair and beauty salons and its business floor is home to the Waikato Chamber of Commerce. Wintec is currently building a $25m engineering and trades facility at the Rotokauri campus which when opened will be the country’s most modern training facility of its kind. 

  • Hamilton City Campus located in the heart of Hamilton City where it is only a few minutes walk to major shopping malls, banks, movies and restaurants.The City Transport Centre on the other hand is only five minutes walk away.
  • Rotokauri Campus is about 10 minutes drive north of the main campus. 
  • Hamilton Garden Campus is the Horticulture Education Centre is located at the famous Hamilton Gardens which is situated at the main city of Hamilton. 
  • Trade Training Center Otorohanga is located in the heart of the North Island which is reachable from the main city by bus. 

Accommodation

Wintec Student Village has fully catered Halls situated at 181 Collingwood Street, a five minute walk from downtown Hamilton and the City Campus and approximately a 10-15 minute drive from the Rotokauri or Hamilton Gardens Campuses. It has 15 villa-styled units, each with five single bedrooms. All bedrooms include a bed, study desk, cupboards and wardrobe and each unit includes separate shower and toilet facilities, a kitchenette and phone and internet access. Student Village is staffed to provide students with a safe, secure and comfortable living environment (including 24 hour security cameras) as well as offering a programme of community and social activities. 

Wintec Apartments are modern self-catered accommodation situated in a three level block conveniently located on the Wintec City Campus. Each level has 4 apartments with a shared lounge/TV area. The apartments comprise 5-6 rooms, including separate shower and toilet facilities and full kitchen/cooking facilities. Laundry facilities and storage are available in the lower ground level, plus there is phone and internet access throughout the building.

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Accounting and Finance 2 Agriculture & Related Subjects 5 Applied and Pure Sciences 4 Architecture, Building & Planning 4 Beauty and Personal Care 1 Business and Management 7 Computer Science and IT 9 Creative Arts & Design 7 Education and Teaching 5 Engineering 9 English Language 10 Health and Medicine 9 Hotel Management & Hospitality 5 Humanities & Social Sciences 5 Law 1 Mass Communication & Media 9 Sports Science 8

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