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Study technology and develop the ideas that shape our world

Find solutions to real-world problems and contribute to the next wave of innovation.

Why choose New Zealand

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Why study technology in New Zealand?

New Zealand prepares you for your future in the booming technology sector with expert teaching, cutting-edge facilities and equipment, and globally-recognised qualifications.

Your study abroad experience will give you practical, hands-on learning and real-world experience, from creating a robot to designing a software system. You’ll develop analytical and creative thinking skills, and work in teams with other students and with industry to solve challenging problems.

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New Zealand’s relaxed work/life balance will give you time to travel and explore our natural environment, which ranges from stunning beaches to spectacular mountains featured in the Lord of the Rings films. We have a high standard of living, and lots of open spaces.

You’ll be welcomed into a friendly, inclusive and multicultural society where you can study in safety - New Zealand is ranked the fourth most peaceful nation on Earth.

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Working while studying can be a good way to gain New Zealand work experience and help support you while you’re studying abroad.

Student visa holders may be able to work up to 20 hours per week and full-time during scheduled holidays, depending on their programme of study. Masters’ by research or PhD students may work full-time throughout their studies.

You can find out more about working while studying on Immigration New Zealand’s Study + Work website.

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International technology students who study abroad in New Zealand gain globally-recognised qualifications and highly transferable capability skills such as critical and creative thinking, flexibility, teamwork, time management and interpersonal skills.

Students also gain workplace-relevant English language abilities, learning to be effective in multicultural and Western work environments. The technology sector offers a diverse range of specialisations, and global demand for technology graduates continues to rise.

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Hear from international technology students and graduates

Study pathway

The New Zealand technology curriculum is taught in many subjects, including design and visual communication, digital technologies, electronics, food technology, engineering and biotechnology.

Jobs involving technology include:

  • Software developers write, test, develop and maintain complex computer software programmes.
    Software developer
  • Electronics engineers and technicians design, develop and oversee production of electronic equipment and systems.
    Electronics engineer
  • Food technologists create innovative new food and drink products, and develop more efficient ways to manufacture them.
    Food technologist
  • Quantity surveyors figure out how much a building project will cost and then help ensure it is completed on time and on budget.
    Quantity surveyor
  • Web developers develop, improve and maintain websites and integrate them with software and databases.
    Web developer

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