Established in 1902 to meet the skills required by New Zealand businesses, UCOL has
strong community connections
. We partner with local businesses to provide work experience for many of our students studying diplomas, degrees and postgraduate programmes to help an organisation meet their staffing needs, solve a problem or advance a project.
UCOL is a modern institute of technology and polytechnic with specialty in Applied Engineering and Trades, Health and Sciences, and Humanities and Business. Our environments have been designed to enhance student learning, supported by
a relationships-based teaching approach
that provides successful classroom experiences and imparts valuable life skills. Study with us
to learn valuable skills and make a difference in your life.
UCOL is well known in its local communities and also draws students from far and wide. We have campuses in Manawatū,
Whanganui, Wairarapa and Horowhenua.
We exist to inspire students, businesses and communities to succeed.