Established in 1902, UCOL is a high-performing New Zealand government institute of technology and polytechnic that offers a wide range of rewarding study options. With over 100 foundation courses, diplomas, degrees, and postgraduate qualifications available, our programmes are designed to fit into your lifestyle.
With campuses in Palmerston North, Whanganui, Wairarapa and Auckland, as well as delivery locations in Horowhenua and Taumarunui, UCOL is well known in its local communities and also draws students from far and wide for its positive reputation. It boasts campuses in city centres and beautiful settings, and has successful alumni across the globe.
UCOL exists to inspire students, businesses and communities to succeed. Our lecturers take a relationships-based approach to teaching with lower student-teacher ratios and class size. We also have dedicated student support staff available to help you thrive and grow with every step of your UCOL journey. You will be immersed in a practical learning environment, with innovative technology and a range of specialised equipment that surpass industry standards.
You’ll learn from staff who care about the success of UCOL, and who are dual-professionals – not just teachers but experts in their fields. Their ongoing connections with industry means that UCOL’s programmes will prepare you to succeed in today’s working environments. Your lecturers will pass on their knowledge to help you develop the skills you need to make a difference wherever you work in the world.
When you come to study at UCOL, you’ll become a part of the UCOL whānau. UCOL is a nurturing place where students gain a sense of belonging, a feeling of purpose and a world of opportunity. Whether it’s to upskill, to boost your career, to build on existing studies or just to give learning a go, UCOL is where you want to be.
2014 Annual Report
Regional Facilitation Statement