Our Summer School courses are a great way to fast track your studies or catch up on a course. Choose from Business, Communications, Computing, Landscape Architecture, Languages and Sport.

Summer school starts late November – early December. Courses offered in Summer School use an accelerated format and require a high level of self-directed study. We recommend you only enrol in one Summer School course. 

We are still in the process of updating a few of our timetables. We thank you for your patience.

Enrolling as a current student

If you're a current domestic student, re-enrol online through myUnitec 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 a new student you can apply to do a course online as a Certificate of Proficiency (COP).
Please choose the second semester prior to summer school, submit the application and then contact usPlease remember to quote your application ID number and mention that you have made an application for summer school.

Summer School Courses 2016-17

Business and Communications

These courses are on offer as part of the Bachelor of Business, Graduate Diploma in Business, Bachelor of Communication or the New Zealand Diploma in Business.

We are no longer offering the following courses for summer school: Taxation (ACTY6210) and Leadership (BSNS6730)
If you have enrolled in one of these courses you will be contacted about enrolling in an alternative course or you can call us on 0800 10 95 10.

Business Statistics (ACTY5401)
To introduce students to the importance of research and data collection in business and apply quantitative methods and statistical analysis to data.

Law of Business Entities (ACTY6320)
The aim of this course is to explore the theories, nature and compliance issues related to business entities.

Intro to Commercial Law (ALAFNZ510)
To provide students with basic knowledge in the field of commercial law, to enable them to apply legal reasoning and to develop an organised approach to problem solving.

Business Finance (ALAFNZ603)
To provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills of business finance so that they may function effectively in association with the financial management decision-makers. Emphasis is given to modern accounting practice in New Zealand, particularly as it relates to small to medium businesses.

Advanced Financial Accounting (ACTY7201)
To enable students to critically examine accounting theories, current financial accounting issues and apply advanced financial accounting techniques.

Managing in Organisations (BSNS5390)
To enable students to examine the role and functions of organisations in New Zealand and globally.

Business Communication (COMMNZ560)
Students will apply communication knowledge and skills in the evolving context of New Zealand and global business.

Events Creation (COMM5546)
To enable students to understand the key foundations of successful event management, the components of an event budget, event marketing and the purpose of an operational plan.  Students will demonstrate their understanding by observing an event produced to professional standards.

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Bridging Education

Science Maths
To extend students’ confidence and understanding of mathematics and calculus and to use mathematical skills in the solving of problems.

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Creative Industries

These courses are on offer as part of the Bachelor of Creative Enterprise (BCE).

Printmaking (DEVS6641)
A course of practical study that enables students to engage with and apply print technologies and practices. An attitude of inquiry and experimentation is encouraged in order to facilitate imaginative and innovative responses to printmaking within the context of contemporary art and design.
NB Course assumes recent experience in drawing and image-making practice.
Art, Craft & Design in Aotearoa and the Pacific (DEVS6342)
Employing video as a documentary tool, this course seeks to develop understanding of historical and contemporary issues relating to art, craft and design in Aotearoa and the Pacific and to develop research methods appropriate to such investigations.
NB Course assumes working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud and some experience with digital camera and video.
Specialist Technologies (ICIB5302)
This course aims to promote a broad understanding of the role that digital technologies can play in enabling creative enterprise. The course will encourage engagement with a range of technologies, digital content platforms and software associated with content creation.

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CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

These courses are on offer as part of the Diploma in Applied Computer Systems Engineering (DACSE).

Introduction to Networking (ISCG5337)
To introduce students to the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

Routing and Switching (ISCG6339)
To introduce students to the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues.

Advanced Internetworking (ISCG6340)
To provide students with the knowledge and skills required to implement the Wide Area Networking (WAN) technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network

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Computer Science

These courses are on offer as part of Bachelor of Computing Systems, ,Diploma in Information Technology Support or Graduate Diploma in Computing.

Operating Systems Fundamentals​ (ISCG5401)
To provide the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, manage and maintain single-user and multi-user operating systems.

Programming Fundamentals (ISCG5420)
To introduce students to the basic principles of designing and developing small computer programs within the context of programming language.

Networking Fundamentals (ISCG5403)
To provide students with a good working knowledge of the concepts of Networking and Data Communications fundamentals.

Programming Principles and Practice (ISCG5421)
To advance the knowledge of programming beyond an introductory level, in the context of a programming language.

Introduction to Database (ISCG5423)
To provide students with an introduction to database systems.

Multimedia and Website Development​ (ISCG5422)
To introduce students 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.

Project planning and control (ISCG6411)
To provide students 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.

Database Design and Development (ISCG6423)
To apply the principles of data management with database technology.

Project Management Methodologies (ISCG7411)
To provide a comprehensive understanding and practical knowledge of the application of Project Management Principles, Themes, Processes and Techniques.

Risk Management (ISCG7412)
To provide a comprehensive understanding and practical knowledge of the application of a Management of Risk Framework

Java Enterprise Programming (ISCG7425)
To critically review the concepts of enterprise component based programming with the Java programming language. The course will comprehensively examine a range of enterprise technologies and frameworks such as Hibernate, Spring, Struts and Java beans. The subject will also cover RMI and socket programming, and the development of a graphical user interface using the Java Swing library.

Network Design and Implementation (ISCG7402)
To provide students with an insight into various large network technologies.

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Science Maths
To extend students’ confidence and understanding of mathematics and calculus and to use mathematical skills in the solving of problems.

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Landscape Architecture

This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Landscape Architecture.

Drawing (LAND7013)
To develop observational skills and drawing ability through rendering of architecture, landscape and the human figure.

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IELTS Preparation and Test

IELTS Preparation Course

  • An introduction to, and preparation for, the IELTS exam
  • Review of vocabulary and language skills at advanced levels
  • Exploration of IELTS themes and exam requirements
  • Access to the Unitec Library and Language Learning Centre
  • Available to domestic and international students

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These courses are on offer as part of Bachelor of Sport (Management), Bachelor of Sport (Physical Education), Bachelor of Sport (Coaching), Diploma in Sport and Fitness Education.

Outdoor Education (SPOR6922)
This course explores outdoor education principles and philosophies while relating them to the New Zealand Health and Physical Education (NZHPE) Curriculum. Students will have to opportunity to develop an outdoor education plan relating to a school-based outdoor environment, as well as experiencing outdoor activities as both a learner and leader.

Professional Practicum (SPOR6924)
To allow the students to experience and examine the fundamental skills and knowledge relevant to a vocational setting.

Exercise Prescription 1 (SPOR6925)​
To equip students with the understanding and basic skills to devise and implement safe and effective exercise programmes to meet individuals needs.

Sport Injuries​ (SPOR6930)
To introduce the student to an understanding of the biological and functional sequence of sports injury events. The student will understand the causes of injury in sports as well as consider strategies for prevention and management of injury.

Work Based Co-Op Practicum (SPOR7924)
To enable the student to apply in a professional environment, selected theoretical principles and practical skills developed during study in the programme. Students will be responsible for identifying relevant work placements and in conjunction with the employer and course coordinator will determine the project to be undertaken. Students will integrate and apply knowledge, theory, and understanding from academic courses through assisting a professional in their chosen field of interest. Ultimately, the work based co-op practicum will provide the student with a practical opportunity to gain experience and knowledge essential to clarifying potential career interests.

Negotiated Study (SPOR7927)
To provide an opportunity to complete an in-depth analysis of a chosen topic, integrating the theoretical knowledge obtained through literature reviews and/or critical reflections and applying it to a practical setting or in a problem solving context.

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