Love This Place? Apply Now For 2017!

  • Degree students in regalia at Mt Maunganui

If you love Tauranga and Mount Maunganui and you're thinking about study next year, you don’t have to leave home to get your degree.

Applications for 2017 are now open and there’s a whole range of study options for you to choose from:

Our Degrees Include:

Bachelor of Creative Industries
Major in either Graphic Design, Visual Art or Fashion Design. This three year degree is all about equipping you with the diverse range of skills required by creative industries.

Bachelor of Sport and Recreation
Get all the advantages of this highly recognised three year AUT degree without leaving the Bay. This is how you turn a passion for sport, health and fitness into a rewarding career.

Bachelor of Community Health
If you would like a career that helps improve the holistic wellbeing of individuals, whanau/families, organisations and communities – then this degree is for you! Choose from two majors: Public Health or Occupational Health and Safety.

Bachelor of Nursing
Get your nursing degree right here in Tauranga. This course of study provides you with the skills and qualifications you need for a rewarding career in nursing. 

View the full list of degrees and degree pathways offered in Tauranga.

Diploma to Degree Pathways:

We have a range of diplomas that pathway directly into university degrees.

NZ Diploma in Business
Based at the Bongard Centre in Tauranga’s CBD, you’ll start your business management training with the NZ Diploma in Business, a 12 paper qualification that takes two years of full-time study to complete. Have a look at the full list of Business Management programmes in Tauranga.

Diploma in Applied Computing
The computing and IT diplomas develop your career as an intermediate IT professional. You’ll study website development, business and project management, database systems and advanced programming.

Complete one more year to gain the University of Waikato’s Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science with specialisation in Applied Computing.

Diploma in Environmental Management | Diploma in Marine Studies
Help protect New Zealand for future generations. These hands-on science qualifications take you on incredible field trips and show you how to protect waterways, coastlines, national parks and reserves.

You'll study the fascinating range of plants, invertebrates, mammals, birds and fish that live above and below the water and the vital role they play in a healthy ecosystem. Graduates go straight on to the third year of the University of Waikato's Bachelor of Science.

That means you’ll be qualified with both a Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic diploma and a University of Waikato degree – in the same amount of time – while having your student experience and staying right here, in the place you love.

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or Civil)
Engineering graduates are in high demand in New Zealand – now is the perfect time to study the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering. Choose from three strands: Civil, Electrical or Mechanical.

This is an internationally recognised qualification, so whether you’re in New Zealand or overseas – this diploma will take you places!

View the full list of degrees and degree pathways offered in Tauranga.

Applications for 2017 are now open – apply now!