Programme overview

The Tech Futures Lab Master’s is flexible, knowledge-driven and project-based. 

The programme will enable you to futureproof your career or business through sessions with industry experts and ongoing support as you create and implement your own project. We cover core topics including emerging and disruptive technology, innovative new business models and how to take an idea to inception.

The first 12-week immersion phase takes place at the Tech Futures Lab headquarters in Newmarket and includes regular sessions, applied project work, research and collaborative workshops, and a number of guest speakers.

The following 38-week project phase is spent developing and implementing your project plan. This phase is driven by you with access to the Tech Futures Lab workspace and guidance from advisors. You will draw on new knowledge of emerging and disruptive technologies, utilise strategies of tech-enabled businesses and implement your personal project.

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  • Delivered by Unitec's partner Tech Futures Lab, you'll learn onsite at their student-centred space in the heart of Newmarket
  • Explore new and emerging technologies
  • One-of-a-kind learning environment
  • Applied knowledge of automation and robotics, machine learning, A.I. and more
  • Sessions covering business disruption and new business models, big data and analytics
  • Relevant and practical research projects
  • Industry partners for insight, experience and advice
  • Industries, professions and communities at the heart of research
  • NEW Agritech focus in partnership with Lincoln Hub - find out more

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Offers and Scholarships

Māori Scholarships x 2
We also have two Māori scholarships available for each of our 2018 intakes, which covers 50% off your total fees. Conditions apply - get in touch to find out more.


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    Note: If minimum candidate numbers are not reached Unitec reserves the right to cancel the programme.

    Agritech Focus

    In partnership with Lincoln Hub and The FoodBowl we're bringing agriculture technology knowledge and expertise to business professionals. This specifically designed agritech focus in this Master's programme will give students access to a diverse network of experts and practitioners in this field as they work to understand, create and develop business opportunities based on tech-enabled agriculture in New Zealand.

    Who is it for? This suits anyone interested in or working within agriculture and technology. Your Master’s project is designed entirely by you and is flexible to suit your needs and focus.

    How does it work? This is an option within our Master of Applied Practice (Technological Futures). Students enrolled in the agritech focus will join the rest of the intake cohort for core sessions on emerging and disruptive technologies, core business strategies and fireside chats with guest speakers. Four weeks of the first 12-week immersion phase will be spent onsite with Lincoln Hub and their agritech partners to gain hands-on experience and mentorship.

    How do I apply? The enrolment process for the agritech focus is the same as for the regular Master of Applied Practice (Technological Futures) programme.

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    Admission requirements

    For this programme, you will need the following:

    1. Provide evidence of appropriate level of learning through your professional experience and/or a Bachelor’s degree or Level 7 Graduate Diploma in the same or similar discipline
    2. At least one interview will be required
    3. A minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in reading, 4 in writing)
    4. If English is not your first language, you will need one or more of the following:

    • Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance
    • Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
    • Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years

    Don’t meet the requirements? We also accept:

    • Provide sufficient evidence to be eligible for special admission.

    For more information download the programme regulations:

    Programme Regulations

    Courses and timetables

    Please enquire to find out about the courses for this programme:

    Tech Futures Lab:
    +64 (9) 522 2858