3 It's official we're a tall poppy! A survey of our graduates from 2013 told us: 95% would recommend their programme to others 97% are working, studying or planning to study 95% were satisfied with the quality of their programme We are excited to tell you: Two new Masters degree programmes received accreditation from NZQA the Master of Information Technology and the interdisciplinary Master of Health Science The Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), EIT s twelfth degree is the only Primary teaching degree offered by an institute of technology The Certificate in Plumbing and Gasfitting began in response to local industry demand EIT offers six degrees at EIT Tairäwhiti in Gisborne EIT has an excellent capability for blended delivery of education so that you can make the most of technology to enhance your learning: Video conferencing technologies are used widely to deliver a broad range of programmes Effective wireless technologies are available EIT uses KAREN, a high speed internet for educational and research links within New Zealand and to overseas Technology-enabled student learning hubs are provided Our teaching staff are leaders of research within New Zealand. EIT ranked as one of the top two institutes of technology in New Zealand in the Performance Based Research Fund in In fact, EIT was one of only three institutions outside the major universities where institutional academic staff achieved world class A rankings. Because EIT is well connected with industry, lecturers conduct relevant research which keeps them at the leading edge in their areas of teaching. Recent thought-provoking research includes: An evaluation of the effectiveness of services delivered by DOVE Hawke s Bay (Family Violence Prevention Services) (Judy Wivell, Mandy Pentecost et al. Education and Social Sciences) An enquiry into emerging social trends, current issues and policies in Information Technology in New Zealand (Emre Erturk, Computing) The production of a documentary film on Don Driver (Premiered at the New Zealand International Film Festival) (Dr Bridget Sutherland, ideaschool) A report on new winemaking technologies employed in New Zealand (Malcolm Reeves, Applied Science) An analysis of the communication and experience of Trauma (Dr Peter Bray, Education and Social Sciences) EIT is consistently ranked 'highly regarded' for pathways for students into higher level programmes by the Tertiary Education Commission. While these achievements make us very proud of what we can offer, it s really all about your student experience at EIT. Have a read through our prospectus and consider the various study options that will help you realise your dreams in your chosen career. EIT is unique and offers you a very special opportunity to help you reach your potential in a beautiful part of New Zealand. eit.ac.nz 03
4 Contents Applied Science Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing, Science, Grapegrowing and Winemaking Business Computing Education & social sciences 03 We ve got the East Coast covered 04 Student support services & facilities 06 Scholarships 08 Career planning 09 Understanding qualifications 11 Research outputs Fees 13 How to enrol english language Health & Sport Science Community Health and Wellness, Hairdressing, Beauty and Body Therapy, Therapeutic and Sport Massage, Recreation and Sport Postgraduate Health Professions and Health Science nursing hospitality & tourism Ideaschool Visual Arts and Design, Fashion, Music, Screen Production Mäori studies TOIHOUKURA TRADES & Technology 04 enrol now!
5 With over 130 programmes available you have a wide range of subject areas and disciplines to choose from. Our qualifications range from certificate and diploma, to degree and postgraduate. EIT has two main campuses located in Taradale (Hawke s Bay) and Tairäwhiti (Gisborne city). In addition, there are learning centres located in the surrounding regional and urban centres in both areas, offering you the opportunity to study close to home. Check out the campus maps Main Campuses Auckland Campus 85 Airedale Street, Auckland Hawke s Bay Campus 501 Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier Rural Studies Unit Stout Street, Gisborne Tairäwhiti Campus 290 Palmerston Road, Gisborne Learning Centres Central Hawke s Bay Learning Centre 53 Russell Street, Waipukurau Hastings Learning Centre First Floor, Tower Building 215 Railway Road, Hastings Maraenui Learning Centre Bledisloe Road, Maraenui, Napier Ruatoria Learning Centre 1 Hekiera Road, Ruatoria Tokomaru Bay Learning Centre 40 Toa Street, Tokomaru Bay Wairoa Learning Centre 6 Paul Street, Wairoa find us! Endless opportunities The Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) offers tertiary education opportunities on the beautiful east coast of the North Island. Maraenui Hastings Central Hawke s Bay Ruatoria Tokomaru Bay Tairäwhiti Wairoa Napier NZ's EAST COAST We've got it covered eit.ac.nz 05
6 How can we help? Specialist facilities and support services 06 enrol now! EIT Libraries EIT Libraries provide research facilities for student use. A variety of study options including individual and quiet areas, and group and social spaces are available in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our highly qualified and experienced librarians are available to assist students utilise the wide range of resources that support study in all EIT programmes. Resources include books, journals, newspapers, electronic resources, DVDs and CDs. Computers, laptops, mobile device connections and technical support are available in the libraries. The MyEIT student portal, and the Library and Learning Services website offer access to a wide range of electronic information sources and online study and computer guides. These websites are available both on and off-campus. Academic Learning Services Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is to foster confident, competent and independent learners. Our Information and Learning Advisors who are located in the libraries can assist with: Planning your study Writing assignments General reading and writing Basic computing Academic writing Learning and exam techniques Mathematics and study skills Appointments can be made for groups studying the same papers, individually, or students can attend the lunch-time drop-in sessions. Throughout the year a variety of workshops are available to all students. Disability Liaison Service EIT provides a comprehensive service for all EIT students with permanent or temporary disabilities and impairments. The following services are available to students: Individual learning support Adaptive technology Alternative examination arrangements Assistance with funding and support applications Disability car parking on campus Our service focuses on removing barriers to learning for students through the provision of information/training, support, services, advocacy and adaptive equipment. Mäori and Pacific Liaison Our focus is to increase Mäori and Pacific student success in tertiary education. We work with Mäori and Pacific organisations, iwi, hapu and whänau to assist with study options, recruitment and support. This service is available to all schools and communities. For more information, call Steve Tipu on extn PASIFICA Liaison Officer EIT Tairäwhiti offers the services of a Pasifica Liaison Officer, working Thursdays and Fridays in the main office and enrolment building. Pouwhirinaki (Mäori and Pacific Student Support) The Pouwhirinaki provides academic support with a focus on kaupapa Mäori and Pacific cultures for all students studying at EIT. Services provided include advice and advocacy in: Pastoral care Cultural needs and values Te reo, waiata and tikanga Scholarships, iwi and hapu registrations and grants The Pouwhirinaki works closely with other mentors and support services and aims to encourage participation, retention and success of Mäori and Pacific students. EIT WiFi EIT s wireless networks allow students and staff to work with their laptops and hand-held devices wherever they choose on campus. In addition, students can now access a remote desktop session from home. This means they will have access to main applications like Microsoft Office, when they are off campus as well. Students can access support information wirelessly, print on campus, link to EIT Online, results, student handbook, timetable and password management. EIT Online EIT Online is our online learning platform, where students can access course sites with learning resources, communication tools and learning activities to support their study. EIT Online uses a learning management system called Moodle, which is used by educational institutes across the world. Student Village Accommodation For those who want to be right on the Hawke s Bay campus, the Student Village accommodation complex, rated 4.5 by Qualmark, is perfect. Also awarded the Qualmark silver environmental award, the village is a series of fully furnished Europeanstyle villas, each with six bedrooms. Students have their own bedroom and share spacious living areas, plus full kitchen and laundry facilities. A friendly atmosphere adds to the fun. Renting a flat or house is another option that may suit students, and is available throughout Hawke s Bay and Gisborne.
7 ötätara Children s Centre ötätara Children s Centre is open from 7.45am 5.15pm Monday Friday on the EIT Hawke's Bay campus. The centre caters for children of EIT staff and students as well as those from the wider community. At ötätara we aim to provide a service where children and families feel welcome and respected. Each child is assigned a key teacher who takes overall responsibility for the well-being, learning and development of the child, and is the main point of contact for the family. We provide a calm, natural and nurturing environment, with plenty of opportunities for learning and development according to each child s individual interests and needs. Care moments are perceived as vital learning opportunities. These times are unhurried, nurturing and responsive to each child s emotional and developmental needs. We perceive children as active and creative learners, thinkers and investigators. We aim to help them develop a passion for exploration and learning along with the skills needed for enquiry and research. WINZ subsidies (based on eligibility) and 20 hours ECE are available. Bookings are essential. Manaaki Tamariki Child care Centre The services of the Manaaki Tamariki Childcare are available to all students with children. The centre is located on the Tairäwhiti campus opposite Te Whatukura, and is open 8am 3.30pm throughout the year (excluding 4 weeks over the Christmas period). Bookings are essential - EIT students will take priority over the general public. Chaplaincy EIT has a team of chaplains available for all EIT students and staff. They are mostly volunteers and come from a wide range of faiths and spiritualities. Chaplains provide a confidential listening ear, with non-judgemental respect for each person s personal philosophy or spirituality. Career Express In partnership with local secondary schools, Career Express facilitates students transition from school to tertiary education and training. It also allows students to gain credits towards their chosen career qualification at the same time as studying NCEA. Successful completion of a STAR (Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource) or Gateway course may reduce time and fees for students who enrol in relevant programmes in Our aim is to provide students with handson learning to encourage them to explore their educational pathways. Trades In partnership with local schools EIT has established a Trades Academy. Secondary school students attend one day per week to undertake practical, hands-on training in trades and various other programmes. The credits they gain contribute to their NCEA Level 2 qualification. Trades Academy places are limited, and all enrolments need to be directed via each student s secondary school. If you are interested in a place in the Academy for 2015, please talk to your school Dean and/ or Careers Adviser. If you are unsure of who to talk to at your school, EIT s Trades Academy Manager Paul Hursthouse can be contacted on extn Career Development Service This service can help you with: Developing skills and knowledge to plan and manage your career Making a decision regarding study pathways that reflect your career aspirations Making an informed career decision Relating your interests, values, abilities and life experiences to your career development and decision making Provide information relating to the job market Information on job search strategies Assist with the preparation of job applications, including assisting with writing a curriculum vitae and covering letter, and completing online applications Alerting students to job opportunities via Jobs4Grads portal. Schools and Community Liaison EIT offers a wide range of services to schools and community groups: Events on campus for school students such as: Taster Days (Years 11, 12 and 13), and the Science and Technology Fair Events in schools: presentations, lecturer visits, careers evenings Information and enrolment days Community and industry events and presentations Campus tours groups or individuals Call the Liaison Team on to find out more. Reprographics Reprographic services are available to students on campus. This includes wide format printing, binding of assignments and desktop publishing, all at very competitive prices. They are located in K Block on the Hawke s Bay campus. These services are available to both Hawke s Bay and Tairäwhiti students. EIT Students Association (EITSA) EITSA serves all students by acting as the voice of the student body, advocating for student issues, and promoting the social, cultural, recreational and educational interests of students on all EIT campuses. EITSA creates a student environment that empowers and supports all students to achieve their educational goals and training. EITSA provides a democratic voice for all students at EIT by representing them through working relationships with EIT and other outside organisations. Students are able to express concerns or views relating to their education through the Students Association representatives on various boards and committees. You are encouraged to put your name forward to become a student rep for your department (reps meet every six weeks). After a year of service you then become eligible to put your name forward to join the EITSA Board at our AGM. The Student Advocate assists students to resolve academic grievances, Study Link queries, enrolment issues, issues with EIT regulations and policies, and other concerns affecting their study at EIT. This may include mediation, assistance with drafting appeal applications and representation before Faculty Academic Committees. To help students achieve the necessary study/ life balance required to succeed EITSA provides recreational activities. EITSA run a variety of events throughout the student calendar to cater for the wide range of cultures, age groups, and interests in the student body, and these activities help to grow campus life and create an atmosphere where students can get to know one another. At the start of each year we publish a free diary which includes info on promotions, discounts and other student information. You ll find an EITSA office on campus representing your region. For full contact and event details visit Campus Tours If you want to visit our attractive campuses, individual or group tours are welcomed by appointment at anytime during the year. We ll take you on a campus tour, introduce you to people from different areas, such as programme teaching staff, library staff, learning services, Students Association and the childcare facilities. We ll even help you to complete your application form! Tours are also provided whenever there is an Open Day or Information/Enrolment Day on campus. Call us on to find out more. eit.ac.nz 07
8 Help with fees, scholarships and grants Scholarships and grants Scholarships and grants are another way to help you cover fees, programme related costs and living expenses. Traditionally when students think 'scholarship' many believe they need to be a high academic achiever to qualify. This is not the case in many instances. Overall, New Zealand has a low rate of applicants for tertiary scholarships partly due to this misconception. EIT has a long list of scholarships available, many of which don t require high grades or a record of academic achievement. Obviously a certain level of criteria has to be met however for the financial assistance, it s worth investigating. EIT subscribes to the BreakOut database, a Funding Information Services initiative. BreakOut contains all scholarships and grants available within New Zealand. Visit the EIT Hawke s Bay campus Information Centre to access this service. For more information relating to EIT specific scholarships and grants, go online to or call the EIT Info Line on For more information on Mäori and Pacific Island scholarships, please contact the Pouwhirinaki on extn Check out EIT s prog rammes and facilities 08 enrol now!
9 degrees of success! Year 13 Degree Scholarship Put yourself in the picture The Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) offers Year 13 Degree Scholarships to eligible Hawke s Bay and Tairäwhiti (Gisborne) students from Hick s Bay to Dannevirke and Taupo. Year 13 students from throughout New Zealand applying for the Bachelor of Viticulture and the Bachelor of Wine Science are also eligible. Apply now for any one of our 12 degree programmes. Now here s the small print... Limited scholarships will be awarded to Year 13 secondary school leavers commencing full-time degree study in February Eligible students are from the region covering Hawke s Bay and Tairäwhiti, from Hick s Bay to Dannevirke to Taupo. 100% FREE tuition fee for Year One. This does not cover student levy and the course related costs component of the fees. Students must meet the degree entry and be a New Zealand resident. This information is correct at the time of printing, but may be subject to change. Bachelor of Recreation and Sport Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design Bachelor of Viticulture Bachelor of Wine Science Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts (Mäori) Bachelor of Business Studies Bachelor of Computing Systems Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Mäori Visual Arts (Te Toi o Ngä Rangi) eit.ac.nz 09
10 what to study? Career planning not sure what to study? It is a good idea to start gathering information, investigating and asking questions, well before enrolment. Relevant information will help you make a well-informed decision and making the right choices will increase the likelihood of you succeeding in your studies. There are many information sources available including specific industry websites to assist with this process, the Career NZ website (www.careers.govt.nz) is an excellent source of wide-ranging information relating to over 700 jobs. What do I want to study? Exploring and thinking about your interests and motivation for studying are important factors relating to success. What areas interest me? Spending time thinking about what actually interests you, your personal style, and the events and people who have influenced you is very important. Understanding what inspires and motivates you can help you to identify a satisfying education pathway. Talk to Employers It is important to understand what employers want in the field you are considering. What level of qualification do you need? Employers can clarify what skills, experience and qualifications they are looking for. By doing this research you can check that you are on the right track. Consider what time you have available to study Are you able to study:? hours per week Part-time? 10, 20, 30 hours per week On-campus/at home? What should I do next? Before making a decision regarding a programme: You could talk with the Programme Co-ordinator or a current or recently graduated student You could sit in on a class to get the feel of it Find out what will be covered in the programme How does this compare with alternative programmes available? How applied is the learning? How long is the programme? What level is the programme? What is included in the fees? Can I study part-time or full-time? You can also arrange an appointment to talk with the Careers Counsellor at EIT about making further education and training choices. Please call Eddie Carson extn enrol now!
11 Understanding Qualifications Programmes and courses A programme of study results in qualification and consists of a number of courses. Some programmes consist of compulsory courses while others have a selection of elective courses, or a combination of elective and compulsory courses. Credits A credit system is used to show the value of qualifications, programmes and courses. One credit is equal to approximately 10 to 12 hours total learning time, with 120 credits being a standard fulltime programme. When a course has been successfully completed, the credits for that course will be counted towards a particular qualification. Levels The level of a qualification indicates the depth of knowledge and complexity of skills required to graduate. The higher the level, the more complex the concepts and skill sets. In New Zealand the levels progress from Level 1 to Level 10. Short Courses These courses do not generally result in formal qualifications. The short courses that EIT offers are listed on our website Certificate Certificate qualifications are made up of courses between Levels 1 and 7, dictating the level of the qualification. Programmes of study are between 12 weeks and two years, though commonly six months or a year when studied full-time. These programmes provide a broad introduction to a subject and may be completed as a stepping-stone toward diploma or degree study. Diploma Diploma qualifications are made up of courses from Levels 4 to 7 with the majority of courses dictating the level of the qualification. Diplomas are made up of courses that total to at least 120 credits. Programmes of study to complete diploma qualifications are usually one or two years in length when studied full-time. bachelors Degree Degree qualifications include courses mostly from Levels 5, 6 and 7. Bachelor degree programmes usually take three years of full-time study and a total of 360 credits with a minimum of 72 credits at Level 7. Bachelor degrees with honours are either a 480 credit degree or a degree with 120 credits at Level 8. What does it all mean? EIT offers a wide range of study for qualifications from certificate to postgraduate. Programmes are designed as stepping-stones, which gives students the option to reach their long-term goals by progressing through to increasingly higher level qualifications. Graduate Certificate/Diploma A graduate diploma requires a minimum of 120 credits, of which 72 credits is at Level 7 or above. Graduate certificates require a minimum of 60 credits of which 40 credits is at Level 7 or above. This type of programme allows a degree graduate to study further courses at the same level as their degree but in a different or additional specialisation. POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE/Postgraduate DIPLOMA Postgraduate certificate and diploma study extend and deepen knowledge and skills after completing a bachelor degree. The postgraduate diploma prepares students for independent research and scholarships. A postgraduate certificate comprises of 60 credits at Level 8. A postgraduate diploma requires 120 credits from Level 7 or higher, with a minimum of 72 credits at Level 8. Masters Degree A masters degree qualifies individuals who apply an advanced body of knowledge in a range of contexts for research, a pathway for further learning, professional practice and/or scholarship. The credit value varies from 120 to 240 credits depending on the type of previous bachelor degree achievement (minimum of 180 credits for a three year bachelor degree; and, minimum of 120 credits for bachelor degree with honours). Some industries require 240-credit masters degrees. Masters degrees must comprise a minimum of 40 credits at Level 9 with the remainder at Level 8. eit.ac.nz 11
12 think tank EIT steps up quality research outputs 12 enrol now!
13 EIT STEPS UP QUALITY RESEARCH OUTPUTS EIT has substantially developed its research culture since launching its first degree in Lecturers now teach 12 bachelor degrees as well as postgraduate certificates and diplomas, an honour s degree and four masters degrees. Teaching at this level requires they stay current and undertake research as part of their educational role. EIT has an enviable reputation for its range of applied qualifications. Building on this, it continues to attract external research contracts for applied projects that make a difference across a wide range of services and industries, both locally and nationally. EIT ranks second of nine medium-sized institutes of technology and polytechnics in the Tertiary Education Commission s 2012 interim report evaluating research excellence for the Government s Performance-Based Research Fund. From across all faculties, the number of EIT staff recognised as producing quality research increased from 10 in 2006 to 34 in This increase will boost EIT research funding up to The TEC evaluation clearly indicates our higher qualifications are underpinned by quality research, concludes EIT Research Director Professor Bob Marshall. eit.ac.nz 13
14 How do i APPLY? Entry requirements explained Most programmes have specific entry requirements. Some may also require a personal interview as part of the application process. * The Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) and The Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) entry requirement is stricter due to NZ Teachers Council requirements. ** A full list of Approved Subjects can be found at under the university entry standard. 14 enrol now! Entry With Credit You may already have knowledge, skills or previous academic achievement that can be recognised as part of your qualification. This can include (but is not limited to): study completed at high school, a private training establishment, or polytechnic/ university; workplace training achievement, and voluntary work and some aspects of life experiences. You will be asked to provide details of any previous achievement you would like considered for possible credit toward your qualification, as part of your application for enrolment. The process for recognising skills and independent learning is called Recognition of Prior Learning, and for study completed elsewhere is called Credit Recognition. Diploma Applicants must meet the following entry criteria: At least 50 credits from Level 2 NCEA in one year in your best four subjects or Successful completion of a bridging/ foundation programme or Special Admission may be granted to applicants (aged 20 and over) with no formal qualifications who are enthusiastic and motivated; or, you may have evidence of other academic achievement, or relevant prior learning and experience (see above). The entry requirements for international applicants is based on their performance in their home country. BACHELOR Degree Applicants must meet the following criteria:* Degree Standard Entry A minimum of 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 made up of 14 credits in each of two Approved Subjects with a further 14 credits taken from no more than two other domains or Approved Subjects** and a minimum of 14 credits at NCEA Level 1 in Mathematics or Statistics and Probability or Pangarau or Standards 26623, and 26627, and a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English or te reo Mäori or At least 75 credits at NCEA Level 2 in one year in the best of four subjects where four credits must be in Reading and four credits must be in Writing, or satisfactory completion of a bridging/foundation programme. Degree Provisional Entry Applicants who do not meet the criteria above, but present evidence of ability to succeed (e.g. maturity, life experience, work experience, other study) may apply for Provisional Entry. If accepted under Provisional Entry, entry to subsequent study in the programme is conditional on success at the original entry level step. Please refer to individual degree programmes for information on Approved Subjects.** Postgraduate A bachelor degree with an average B pass or better across all courses. Where the applicant may have less than a B average in her/his undergraduate degree, she/he may be offered Provisional Entry, requiring continued success before being allowed to progress to further stages of the programme. Where an applicant does not hold a bachelor degree: The applicant shall provide evidence of having completed a relevant professional qualification and Provide evidence of successful completion of a relevant qualification or programme of study which is equivalent to those of first degree graduates (Level 7), through the submission of a portfolio of evidence. A personal interview may assist the application process. Masters Degree Please refer to the specific Masters degree regulations for details. In general applicants must meet one of the following criteria: Successful completion of an undergraduate degree of the same/similar discipline as the Masters with a B average or better across all courses or Successful completion of a Graduate Diploma of the same discipline as the Masters with a B average or better across all courses or Successful completion of a Postgraduate Diploma of the same discipline as the Masters with a B average or better across all courses or Degree or postgraduate qualification graduates who may not have achieved an average of B pass or better and who can demonstrate evidence of significant work and professional experience at degree level or above may be considered. These applicants will be required to participate in an interview where a decision to offer entry or not will be made. English Language Entry Requirement Applicants for whom English is not their first language must have an acceptable level of English language fluency prior to enrolment in a programme. This may be demonstrated in a variety of ways, including successful study of a programme in which English was the language of instruction, completion of a New Zealand Certificate in English Language, approved scores on IELTS tests, completion of accepted international equivalents, or completion of an EIT assessment. *Please check specific entry criteria for programmes you are interested in.