Otago Polytechnic

New Zealand

About the University

We work cooperatively and are well linked locally and globally at Otago Polytechnic, always striving for excellence. We are proud to be working together to make the world a better place.

We put learners at the centre of all we do. We regularly have some of Australasia's highest student accomplishment and satisfaction rates. Employers adore our graduates because they are job-ready, capable, and self-assured. They are global citizens that are passionate about making a difference in their communities, industries, and sectors.

Our teachers are creative, knowledgeable, and passionate; many come to us with substantial industry experience and connections, and complete a Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education to get higher-level teaching abilities. Time, location, and past learning are no longer hurdles to obtaining the education you choose thanks to online resources, mixed delivery alternatives, and courses from foundation to postgraduate.


Campus Life

Otago Polytechnic is situated across a vast geographic area, comprising campuses in Dunedin and Central Otago, as well as a campus in Auckland for international students. The Polytechnic also offers distance learning in a variety of fields, including Veterinary Nursing and Midwifery, as well as work-based learning for older students through Capable NZ and an online micro-credentialing programme called EduBits.

Student life

Te Pā Tauira - Otago Polytechnic Student Village, a new 231-bed student residence complex at Otago Polytechnic's Dunedin campus, was officially opened in 2018. There are dorm rooms, studios, and apartments available. The 6000-square-metre structure, designed by Mason & Wales architects for $22 million, is New Zealand's largest timber-framed structure. At the Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards 2018, the sustainable, cross-laminated timber building received two awards: an Award of Excellence for Green Building and an Award of Merit for Multi-Unit Residential Property.



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