Catch up or Get ahead!

Summer School is a great way to get a competitive edge in your workplace, aquire a new skill, and catch up or get ahead.  Courses use an accelerated format and require a high level of self-directed study so we recommend that you only enrol in one Summer School course. 

Study Options

Architecture

Drawing elective (LAND7013, class number: 9086)
To develop observational skills and drawing ability through rendering of architecture, landscape and the human figure.
Dates: 8 November to 13 December (Wednesdays, 9:30-12:30pm)

Special Topc 3 (ARCH 7234, class number: 9100)
To explore a special topuc in the discipline or practice of architecture.
Dates: 4 December to 7 Febraury (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30-12:30pm)
Summer break: 23 December to 7 January 

Business

Advanced Financial Accounting (ACTY7201, class number: 9078)
To enable students to critically examine accounting theories, current financial accounting issues and apply advanced financial accounting techniques.
Dates: 13 December to 25 January (Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9-3pm)
Summer break: 21 December to 16 January.

Financial Accounting (ACTY6201, class number: 9075)
To provide you with the skills to prepare general purpose financial reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice (GAAP) and to discuss the concepts and valuation bases underlying their preparation.
Dates: 11 December to 31 January (Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-12pm & 1-3pm)
Summer break: 12 December to 7 January

 

Law and Business Entities (ACTY6320, class number: 9077)
To enable students to explore the legal issues surrounding the creation, administration and termination of business structures.
Dates: 13 December to 24 January (Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9-3pm)
Summer break: 15 December to 9 January.

Taxation (ACTY6210, class number: 9076)
To introduce you to the fundamental tax principles and apply them to entities in the New Zealand environment.
Dates: 11 December to 24 January (Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-12pm & 1-3pm)
Summer break: 21 December to 14 January.

Computing

Capstone Project (ISCG7431, class number: 9060)
To provide you with the opportunity to research, select, integrate, and apply a range of techniques and technology in the solution of a complete realistic problem. Wherever possible you'll undertake a project on behalf of a client or situated in an industrial or business environment.
Dates: 29 November to 9 February (Wednesdays & Fridays, 9-1pm and 1:30-5:30pm)
Summer break: 21 December to 9 January

Database Design & Development (ISCG6423, class number: 9074)
To apply the principles of data management with database technology.
Dates: 4 December to 17 January (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-11:30am)
Summer break: 22 January to 7 January

Gui Programming (ISCG6421, class number: 9073)
To provide the you with the concepts of and practice in the use of event driven programming in the context of a selected language and a standard interface using windows, icons, menus and pointers.
Dates: 4 December to 17 January (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12-3pm)
Summer break: 22 January to 7 January

Hardware Fundamentals (ISCG5400, class number: 9065)
To provide you with a good working knowledge of information technology hardware.
Dates: 4 December to 18 January (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-11:30am)
Summer break: 22 December to 7 January

Introduction to Database (ISCG5423, class number: 9070) To provide you with an introduction to database systems.
Dates: 4 December to 18 January (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12-3pm)
Summer break: 22 January to 7 January

Information Systems Concepts (ISCG5424, class number: 9071)
To provide you with an introduction to information systems and the role they play within industry. The main purpose of the course is to enable you to engage with a range of information system elements and to make choices for future specialist study.
Dates: 4 December to 18 January (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12-3pm)
Summer break: 22 January to 7 January

Multimedia & Web Dev (ISCG5422, class number: 9069)
To introduce you to the concepts of the Internet as well as website design and development. The course focuses on developing fundamental skill for the creation of websites and multimedia applications.
Dates: 4 December ot 18 January (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12-3pm)
Summer break: 22 January to 7 January

Networking Fundamentals (ISCG5403, class number: 9080) To provide you with a good working knowledge of the concepts of Networking and Data Communications fundamentals.
Dates: 4 December to 18 January (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-11:30am)
Summer break: 22 January to 7 January

Network Administration & Support (ISCG6402, class number: 9081)
To provide you with an insight into various local area network configurations. Dates: 4 December to 18 January (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-11:30am)
Summer break: 22 January to 7 January

Network Operation Sytems Mgt (ISCG6403, class number: 9082)
To provide the knowledge and skills required to install, manage and maintain small Linux networks. Dates: 4 December to 18 January (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-5:30pm)
Summer break: 22 January to 7 January

Operating Systems Fundamentals (ISCG5401, class number: 9066)
The aim of this course is to provide you with the understanding fundamental concepts of operating systems (OS), functionalities and architectures of operating systems, and how they are designed to meet requirements from users, hardware, and software. You'll gain hands-on experience on using MS Windows and Linux system commands and programs to explore various topics covered by the course.
Dates: 4 December to 18 January (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12-3pm)
Summer break: 22 January to 7 January

Professional Skills IT Practitioners (ISCG5430, class number: 9079)
This course aims to develop your professional competencies using relevant Information Technology (IT) software to enhance your interpersonal and research skills in creating, retrieving, using and disseminating information in a range of settings.
Dates: 4 December to 18 January (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3-6pm)
Summer break: 22 January to 7 January

Programming Fundamentals (ISCG5420, class number: 9067)
To introduce you to the basic principles of designing and developing small computer programs within the context of programming language.
Dates: 4 December to 18 January (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-11:30am)
Summer break: 22 January to 7 January

Programming Principles & Practice (ISCG5421, class number: 9068)
To advance your knowledge of programming beyond an introductory level, in the context of a programming language.
Dates: 4 December to 18 January (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3-6pm)
Summer break: 22 January to 7 January

Project Planning and Control (ISCG6411, class number: 9072)
To provide you with a knowledge of the requirements of project planning by using project management techniques and tools, monitoring and controlling projects, using project management software, and applying reviewing techniques.
Dates: 4 December to 18 January (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3-6pm)
Summer break: 22 January to 7 January

Project Management Methodologies (ISCG7411, class number: 9059)
To provide a comprehensive understanding and practical knowledge of the application of Project Management Principles, Themes, Processes and Techniques.
Dates: 2 December to 16 December (combination of Saturdays and Saturdays and Sundays, 9-5pm)
Summer break: 11 - 15 December

Risk Management (ISCG7412, class number: 9058)
To provide a comprehensive understanding and practical knowledge of the application of a Management of Risk Framework
Dates: 13 January to 27 January (Saturdays, 9-5pm)
 

Creative Industries

Creative Technologies (ICIB5301, class number: 9057 )
To promote the development of a theoretical and practical understanding of the role that technologies can play in enabling creative enterprise. This course will foster a sense of engagement with a broad range of current technologies, digital content platforms and new media associated with content creation.
Dates: 22 January to 1 February (Monday to Thursday, 9:30-12:30pm and 1-4pm)
Summer break: 26 January to 30 January

Contemporary Dance Techniques 2B (PASA6226, class number: 9063)
To enable you to integrate intermediate somatic practice and dance techniques as foundation of contemporary dance practice. The course focuses on the further development of specialist skills and the application of individual creative development and practice.
Dates: 27 November to 16 Febraury (Monday to Friday, 9-12:30pm)
Summer break: 16 December to 7 January

Creativity and Design Fundamental (ICIB5101, class number: 9055)
To introduce you to the histories of, and ideas associated with, a range of approaches to design, design thinking, creativity, and creative problem solving as well as integrated creative practice. This course will provide you with the ability to work in teams in order to develop an understanding of how to creatively solve complex problems and develop user-centred solutions.
Dates: 11 December to 16 January (Monday to Thursday, 9:30-12:30pm)
Summer break: 15 December to 18 January

Creative and Design practice (ICIB5102, class number: 9036)
To foster your development of methodologies, confidence and a deeper understanding of the interrelationships of creativity and design with the practices of content creation, adaptation and delivery. By the end of the project you will be able to employ the development of products, artefacts and experiences and creative thinking to move ideas from concept into development and testing.
Dates: 11 December to 18 January (Monday to Thursday, 9:30-12:30pm & 1-4pm)
Summer break: 15 December to 16 January

Dance Practice 1A (PASA5221, class number: 9099)
To enable you to understand the relationship between fundamental theoretical concerns and choreographic and performance practice. This course focuses on collaboration and establishing the fundamental habits and methodologies appropriate for contemporary dance choreography and performance.
Dates: 28 November to 15 February (Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 1:30-5pm)
Summer break: 15 December to 8 January

History of Dance (PASA5921, class number: 9098)
To enable you to examine, reflect and discuss the historical development of dance languages and theories in order to situate yourself in a wider dance context. This course focuses on placing selected movements and developments of production and performance in the context of your specialist discipline. There is a focus on experiencing professional art making in the community through field trips and site visits.
Dates: 1 December to 16 February (Fridays, 1:30-5pm)
Summer break: 16 December to 11 January

Introduction to Story (ICIB5201, class number: 9056)
To develop your understanding of the major concepts of story and storytelling and their importance to society, to brand, to business, to design, to performance and to communication. This course introduces you to the broader concept of story via the development and modification of their own story concepts.
Dates: 4 December to 16 January (Monday to Thursday, 9:30-12:30pm and 1-4pm)
Summer break: 8 December to 14 January

Integrated Project (ICIB6002, class number: 9039)
This course will provide you with an opportunity to integrate and synthesize complex generalist and specialist learning within a creative enterprise project. This course aggregates the diverse learning from general and elective components to contextualize both individual and collaborative contribution to creative enterprise projects
Dates: 5 December to 7 February (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-12:30pm and 1-4pm)
Summer break: 15 December to 15 January

Storyworlds (ICIB5202, class number: 9038)
To enable you to explore and develop storyworlds which contribute to expanding the impact of story ideas across the full range of media landscapes. This course charts the progress of story across multiple platforms.
Dates: 4 December to 16 January  (Monday to Thursday, 9:30-12:30pm and 1-4pm)
Summer break: 8 December to 14 January

Specialist Technologies (ICIB5302, class number: 9035)
To foster the development of methodologies, confidence and a deeper understanding of the functions and interrelationships of specialist technologies and the contexts in which they are deployed. This course will allow you to explore a range specialist technologies that will contribute to your personal area of interest in the context of creative enterprise.
Dates: 22 January to 1 February (Monday to Thursday, 9:30-12:30pm and 1-4pm)
Summer break: 26 January to 30 January

The Enterprising Professional (ICIB5402, class number: 9037)
This course enables you to employ enterprising approaches to the creative process, to allow you to innovate systematically and turn ideas into potential business concepts. The course focuses on establishing a personal approach to the development of an entrepreneurial mind-set, the ethics of work and associated creative enterprise specific professional practices.
Dates: 29 January to 8 February (Mondays and Tuesdays, 9:30-12:30pm and 1-4pm)
Summer break: 31 January to 6 February
 

Engineering

Basic Structures (ENGGMG5032, class number: 9091)
To enable you to analyse structural elements and simple structures, and to design simple beams.
Dates: 4 December to 9 February
Summer break:

Civil Engineering Detailing and Modelling (ENGGMG6005, class number: 9092)
To enable you to further develop the principles and practice of civil engineering drawing, detailing and modelling.
Dates: 4 December to 9 February
Summer break:

Engineering Management Principles (ENGGMG6103, class number: 9093)
To enable you to develop an understanding of management and organisational concepts in the implementation of engineering projects.
Dates: 4 December to 9 February
Summer break:

Engineering Mathematics 1 (ENGGDE4102, class number: 9087)
To develop mathematical skills, concepts and understandings in order to perform calculations and solve problems within engineering contexts.
Dates: 4 December to 9 February
Summer break: 

Engineering Mathematics 1 (ENGGMG5004, class number: 9090)
To enable you to gain an understanding of general mathematical principles and equip you with appropriate engineering mathematical skills to solve engineering problems.
Dates: 4 December to 9 February
Summer break:

Engineering Mechanics (ENGGMG5002, class number: 9095)
To enable students to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles and laws of mechanics.
Dates: 4 December to 9 February
Summer break:

Engineering Fundamentals (ENGGDE4101, class number: 9089)
To introduce the basic fundamentals of a range of engineering disciplines.
Dates: 4 December to 9 February
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Fluid Mechanics (Civil) (ENGGMG5008, class number: 9094)
To enable you to apply the principles of fluid mechanics to engineering hydraulic situations.
Dates: 4 December to 9 February
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Professional Engineering Practice (ENGGMG7121, class number: 9096)
To enable you to critically apply knowledge & understanding of professional practice for engineers, professional engineering roles & activities & your interactions with society & the environment.
Dates: 4 December to 9 February
Summer break:

Structures 2 (ENGGDE5206, class number: 9088)
To develop further knowledge of structural analysis and structural design.
Dates: 4 December to 9 February
Summer break:

Health and Social Development

Enquiry and Communication (HSDV5142, class number: 9085)
This course introduces you to the principles of communication, knowledge construction, and academic literacy and develops scholarly skills in preparation for academic and professional practice.
Dates: 5 December to 7 February (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-12pm & 12:30-2:30pm)
Summer break: 22 December to 8 January
To register your interest before enrolling in this course please complete this expression of interest form

IELTS

IELTS Preparation Intensive (EAPLS117)
You will be better prepared for the IELTS exam which in turn allows you to enter mainstream study programmes or contribute to becoming New Zealand Citizens.
Dates: 4 December - 8 December (Monday to Friday, 9-1pm)

Nursing

Enquiry and Communication (HSDV5142, class number: 9083)
This course introduces you to the principles of communication, knowledge construction, and academic literacy and develops scholarly skills in preparation for academic and professional practice.
Dates: 5 December to 7 February (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-12pm & 12:30-2:30pm)
Summer break: 22 December to 8 January
This course is only open to current Nursing students.
To register your interest before enrolling in this course please complete this expression of interest form

 

Social Practice 

Enquiry and Communication (HSDV5142, class number: 9084)
This course introduces the principles of communication, knowledge construction, and academic literacy and develops scholarly skills in preparation for academic and professional practice.
Dates: 5 December to 7 February (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-12pm & 12:30-2:30pm)
Summer break: 22 December to 8 January
To register your interest before enrolling in this course please complete this expression of interest form
 

Sport

Enquiry and Communication (HSDV5142, class number: 9085)
This course introduces you to the principles of communication, knowledge construction, and academic literacy and develops scholarly skills in preparation for academic and professional practice.
Dates: 5 December to 7 February (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-12pm & 12:30-2:30pm)
Summer break: 22 December to 8 January
To register your interest before enrolling in this course please complete this expression of interest form

Exercise Prescription 1 (SPOR6925, class number: 9097)
To equip you with the understanding and basic skills to devise and implement safe and effective exercise programmes to meet individuals needs.
Dates: 4 December to 20 December (Mondays to Wednesdays, 9-5pm, and an assessment on Friday the 8th of December)

Professional Practicum (SPOR6924, class number: 9101)
To allow you to experience and examine the fundamental skills and knowledge relevant to a vocational setting.
Dates: 4 December to 5 December (Monday and Tuesday, 9-3pm) followed by a placement of 100 hours
 

Vet Nursing

Pacific Veterinary Nursing Practicum (NSCI6747, class number: 9054)
Field Trip to Tonga. This course enables you to reflect on and apply the skills, theoretical and practical knowledge gained during your field trip, and to develop your inter-personal skills in a challenging work-based environment    
Dates: 1 December to 9 December

 

How to Enrol

Enrolling as a current student?
If you're a current domestic student, re-enrol online through your Student Portal or download a re-enrolment form and drop it in to Student Central.

Current international students can re-enrol online, however you will need to email nextstep@unitec.ac.nz for your Offer Letter. Please note this can take up to 3 days processing time.

New to Unitec?
If you are not studying at Unitec you can still enrol in Summer School, all you need to do is apply to do a course online as a Certificate of Proficiency (COP).