If you're a Unitec student and you're studying an undergraduate degree you may be able to take an elective course from another degree programme as part of your qualification.

Elective courses are an opportunity to explore other subject areas and develop additional skills, which may enhance your qualification or help you when you’re looking for a job. Elective courses are listed below, but not all of them are offered every semester, so it’s really important to check with the relevant department first. You also need to find out what the entry requirements are, and how many credits you can gain towards your qualification.

Note: 'extra electives' are also referred to as 'global electives'.

If you're not a Unitec student but would like to study a course over a full semester and you meet the admission requirements and pre-requisites you can apply to do the course as a Certificate of Proficiency.


Elective courses on offer (subject to change)

Accounting for Business (ACTY5200)
Business Statistics (ACTY5401)
Economic Principles (ACTY5270)
Information Systems and Applications (ACTY5230)
Introduction to Professional Practice (Part 2) (ACTY5700)

Architecture & Context (ARCH5011)
Critical Studies 1 (ARCH5311)
Critical Studies 2 (ARCH6311)

Digital Marketing (BSNS6363)
Google Certified (Web-based Advertising and Analytics) (BSNS7110)
Introduction to Professional Practice (Part 1) (BSNS5600)
Leadership (BSNS6730)
Management Today (BSNS5390)
Managing Projects (BSNS6162)
Marketing Fundamentals (BSNS5340)
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) (BSNS7575)
Social Media Marketing (BSNS7474)

Community Studies
Advanced Social Practice Theory (CSTU7923)
Advocacy (CSTU6232)
Child Protection Studies (CSTU6237)
Community Development (CSTU6236)
Creative Social Practice (CSTU6239)
Disabilities and Mental Health (CSTU6238)
Discourses of Social Practice (CSTU6233)
Family Violence Studies (CSTU6242)
Fields of Practice (CSTU5163)
Foundations of Social Practice (CSTU5166)
Gender Studies (CSTU6235)
Inequality (CSTU5162)
Introduction to Counselling (CSTU7918)
Just Practice (CSTU7926)
Management and Organisational Change (CSTU7925)
Negotiated Study (CSTU6241)
Professional Practice (CSTU6234)
Research Methods (CSTU7917)
Research Practicum (CSTU7919)
Ripene Tahi (CSTU5167)
Risk Assessment (CSTU6231)
Social Policy (CSTU7914)
Social Practice in Action (CSTU7913)
Social Practice Practicum 1 (CSTU7922)
Social Practice Practicum 2 (CSTU7924)
Special Topic (CSTU7946)
Talanoa Pasifika (CSTU5168)
Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Social Practice in Aotearoa/New Zealand (CSTU7986)
Whanau/Family and Social Practice (CSTU5165)
Working with Migrant and Refugee Background Families and Communities (CSTU5164)

Computing and Information Technology
Hardware Fundamentals (ISCG5400)
Introduction to Databases (ISCG5423)
Multimedia and Website Development (ISCG5422)
Networking Fundamentals (ISCG5403)
Operating System Fundamentals (ISCG5401)
Risk Management (ISCG7412)
Visual Game Design (ISCG6441)

Building Services (CONS6008)
Construction Communications and Documentation (CONS5506)
Development and Finance (CONS6906)
Economic Principles (CONS5812)
Industry Project Part 1 (CONS7821)
Industry Project Part 2 (CONS7822)
Measurement and Estimation 1 (CONS6201)
Measurement and Estimation 2 (CONS6202)
People Management (CONS7515)
Planning and Organisation 1 (CONS6401)
Professional Business Management (CONS7820)
Property and Construction Law (CONS5818)
Property Valuation (CONS6907)
Team Management (CONS5505)
Technical Fundamentals (CONS5504)
Technology 1 (CONS5101)
Technology 2 (CONS5102)
Technology 3 (CONS5103)
Technology 4 (CONS6104)

Design and Visual Arts
Design for Social Innovation (DACA6113)
Digital Camera and Editing Technologies (DACA6961)
Digital Design for Publication (DACA6232)
Digital Modelling for Prototyping and Production (DACA6121)
Emerging Materials (DACA6941)
Interactive Design for Web Technologies (DACA6322)
Introduction to Animation (DACA5321)
Photographic Technologies (DACA5961)

English and Applied Linguistics
English for Specific Purposes (EAPL5155)
Listening in Academic Contexts (EAPL5151)
Reading in Academic Contexts (EAPL5153)
Speaking in Academic Contexts (EAPL5152)
Writing in Academic Contexts (EAPL5154)

Health and Social Development
Evaluation Methods (HSDV7351)
Growing Our Youth (HSDV6248)
Health, Politics and the Media (HSDV7348)
Intro to Health Informatics (HSDV6243)
Intro to Research (HSDV6144)
Law and Ethics (HSDV6240)
Planning and Management for Health and Community Programmes and Projects (HSDV7350)
Tauhokai Waiora (HSDV6241)
Understanding Communities (HSDV5145)
Waiora o nga Rangatahi (HSDV7347)
Working with Groups and Communities (HSDV6246)

Drawing (LAND7013)
Landscape Theory (LAND7115)
Life Drawing (LAND6013)
Negotiated Study (Study Tour) (LAND7001)
Negotiated Study (Study Tour) (LAND7002)
Plants and Ecology (LAND5050)
Representation (LAND5113)

Natural Science
Animal Breeding and Nutrition (NSCI6737)
Animal Clinical Care (NSCI5705)
Animal Health and Welfare (NSCI6732)
Anthrozoology (NSCI7103)
Captive Wild Animal Management (NSCI6738)
Geographic Information Systems (NSCI6743)
Introduction to Animal Behaviour and Welfare (NSCI5702)
Practicum (NSCI6744)
Principles of Animal Husbandry (NSCI5738)

Performing and Screen Arts
Audience, Context & Interpretation (PASA6901)
Composition with Technology (PASA5413)
Costume Props & Breakdown Workshop (PASA6755)
History of Cinema (PASA5961)
History of Dance (PASA5921)
History of Theatre (PASA5911)
Hybrid Art Practice (PASA6243)
Music in the Age of Sampling (PASA6404)
Playmaking (PASA7231)
Storytelling, Myth & Ritual (PASA5901)
Writing and Directing for the Theatre (PASA6251)
Writing the Short Film (PASA7257)

Applied Nutrition for Health (SPOR6938)
Applied Psychology for Performance (SPOR6948)
Sociology of Sport (SPOR6916)
Strategic Sport Management (SPOR7931)
Strategic Sport Marketing (SPOR7916)