Bay of Politechnics

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

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Welcome to Bay of Plenty Polytechnic - Te Kuratini o Poike. We’re committed to helping you reach your potential through supported learning, inspired teaching and programmes that provide what you - and industry - really need.
Passionate about their industries, their students and their programmes, our tutors are hand-picked to ensure our students get only the very best

Hands-on learning

We offer a unique, dynamic and hands-on learning environment where you can discover your strengths and potential. Our classes tend to be quite small, so as a student you’ll get lots of personal attention and support. It's a place where you’ll build lifelong relationships with like-minded students and passionate staff while making essential industry contacts. We'll foster and nurture your talents, and help you reach your personal and professional potential whether you're a student or staff member. We have four schools of study: Applied Science, Applied Technology, Business Studies and Design & Humanities

We offer:
  • 101 full programmes (40+ credits)
  • 45 short awards (1-39 credits)
  • Key figures for 2013:

Key figures for 2013:

  • $1,546,000 surplus
  • $100,095,000 total assets
  • $25,084,000 government funding
  • $11,790,000 student tuition fee income
  • $4,392,000 other income

Did you know?

There’s so much to share about Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, so here are just a few of the things that make us special.

  • 90% student satisfaction
  • Students can study architecture abroad in Denmark via our exchange programme
  • We've got the only engineering facility of its kind in NZ, the best in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Our staff and students participate in art, graphic design and fashion exhibitions each year
  • The Polytechnic's facilities span more than 23ha of land
  • We have 3 training kitchens
  • There are 20 BBQ tables all over campus, painted by students each year
  • We have our own recording studio
  • There's 24 hour security on campus
  • We have the only rowing lactate measuring machine in the North Island
  • Disney comes here to recruit students for its intern-ship programme in the US What's it like, learning at the Polytechnic?

Because of our diverse range of programmes, learning can be quite different here at the Polytechnic depending on what you study. Every programme has its theoretical content, which is usually taught in a classroom. Most of our courses are very applied in nature and involve hands-on components; you could spend time in a beauty salon, an automotive workshop, in a server room, or out on the ocean. One thing’s for sure. As a student we’ll give you all the support you need to succeed. What's the teaching & learning philosophy?

At Bay of Plenty Polytechnic the needs of our learners are paramount and everything we do is based on that. In practice this means that tutors make the effort to identify the students' preferred learning styles and try to match those with the theoretical and practical requirements of the courses they teach.

In our definition, good teaching is about effective engagement between teachers and students, and quality relationships between them. To achieve this, our teachers are committed to getting to know their students, their names, histories, experiences, fears and goals, as well as sharing some of their own experiences.

Contact Details
Private Bag 12001,
Tauranga 3143,
Bay of Plenty,
New Zealand.
07 571 0190
0800 BOP POLY (267 7659)
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