Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
With over 2,000 staff and over 100 years' experience, CPIT is one of New Zealand's largest tertiary institutions. We are a government guaranteed institution with a reputation for providing high quality degree, diploma, certificate and English programmes.
Christchurch - Canterbury
Christchurch is the main centre of the Canterbury region, an elegant old city close to the Southern Alps.
WELCOME TO CPIT
With over 2,000 staff and over 100 years' experience, CPIT is one of New Zealand's largest tertiary institutions. We are a government guaranteed institution with a reputation for providing high quality degree, diploma, certificate and English programmes. Our programmes are all NZQA quality assured and our degrees are equal status to university degrees. Our students graduate with the work ready professional skills that lead to employment. You can trust CPIT to offer you a successful learning experience; 25,000 students each year can't be wrong!
English Language Study
CPIT's International School of English Language (ISEL) offers world class facilities, small classes and friendly and experienced teachers. Start dates are flexible with a wide range of academic, exam preparation, vocational and elective courses to support learning. Studying English at ISEL also means that you enjoy all the facilities and benefits of studying at a large tertiary institution. Plus you get to meet and talk to 'kiwi' students everyday.
Study options include:
- Intensive English / General English
- English plus Vocational Certificate
- IELTS Exam Preparation
- English for Academic Study
- Cambridge Exam Preparation
CPIT is also an IELTS testing centre and many of our teachers are IELTS and Cambridge examiners.
Tertiary Studies Available
Graduate Diplomas / Certificates: Computer Aided Design (CAD); Design (specialities in 3D modelling & Animation; Multimedia; and Digital Design); Digital Video Post Production; Event Management; Laboratory Technology; Information Design.
Degrees: Adventure Recreation & Outdoor Education; Applied Science; Arts (Japanese); Business Innovation & Enterprise; Broadcasting Communications; Design; Information & Communication Technology (ICT); Electrotechnology; Medical Imaging; Midwifery; Nursing; and more.
Diplomas: Accounting Technicians; Applied Recreation; Architectural Technology; Business; Circus Arts; Civil Engineering; Computer Engineering; Computer Networking; Construction Management; Electrical Engineering; Electronic Engineering; Fashion Technology & Design; Horticultural Management; Hospitality Management; Human Resources; ICT; Industrial Measurement Control Systems; Interior Décor; Jazz; Marketing; Mechanical Engineering; Professional Photography; Quantity Surveying; Recreation & Leadership; Sales Management; Science; Tourism Management; Telecommunications, and many more.
Short Term and year-long certificates are also available in many subjects.
CPIT offers a range of foundation and bridging programmes to help you meet the entry criteria for your chosen certificate, diploma or degree. They are stepping stones to further study and allow flexibility and choice. These include:
- Certificate of Science (Pre-health)
- Foundation Certificate in Design
- Foundation Certificate in Nursing
- Certificate of Proficiency (6 months)
- Certificate of Entry to Tertiary Study (1 year)
CPIT’s modern campus offers cafes, a recreation centre, modern library, healthcare centre, and other facilities. Students enjoy 24 hour access to computers and internet.
We also have a team of International student advisors and admissions officers to help international students with their welfare and enrolments.
CPIT’s academic year is made up of two semesters for mainstream programmes:
Semester 1: January/February – June
Semester 2: July – November/December
Our International School of English Language has 12 intakes. The remaining intake dates in 2012 are:
- 5 March
- 2 April
- 30 April
- 28 May
- 25 June
- 23 July
- 20 August
- 17 September
- 15 October
- 12 November
For the new intake dates for a specific programme, please contact us.
Staff in the accommodation office are available to advise students on accommodation options including homestays. For more information please visit our website at www.cpit.ac.nz/accommodation
Living in Christchurch
Located on the east coast of the South Island, Christchurch is the second-largest city in New Zealand. Its population of nearly 400,000 people includes many different cultures and nationalities. Christchurch is a vibrant and safe city with exciting festivals, art galleries, great shopping and award-winning attractions. It has an international airport and is the gateway to some of New Zealand's best outdoor attractions.