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New Bachelor's Degrees Meet Local Industry Needs

SIT’s new programmes are carefully developed to align with Southland Development Strategy (SoRDS) goals to meet Southland’s industry labour needs.

The new programmes are:

  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) (Mechanical)
  • Bachelor of Construction (Construction Management) (Quantity Surveying) (Project Management)
  • Bachelor of Architectural Technology
  • Agribusiness Management (Bachelor of Applied Management Major)

Southland is about to receive a significant boost to the economy with the commencement of unprecedented large new construction projects which will drive the economy for several years to come.

To address labour needs in these major construction projects, SIT this year commenced delivery of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology, Graduate Diploma in Engineering and Graduate Certificate in Engineering. SIT has also applied to NZQA for approval and accreditation to deliver the Bachelor of Construction – with specialisations in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying and Project Management, and the development of the Bachelor of Architectural Technology, all to align with industry needs.


In the primary industries area, the 2018 NZQA accreditation and approval of the agribusiness management major in the Bachelor of Applied Management, the Graduate Diploma and the Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness Management, are also well aligned with the SoRDS goals to grow Southland’s GDP and contribute to raising the skills in that important sector.


The new degrees provide further options for students, adding to the already considerable stable of SIT degrees in: Nursing, IT, Commerce, Applied Management, Contemporary Music, Screen Arts, Hotel Management, Professional Communication, Fashion (Design and Technology), Audio Production, Sport and Exercise, Environmental Management, Therapeutic and Sports Massage, Musical Arts and Audio Engineering Production.

All SIT’s degrees are very highly regarded by NZQA monitors who assess the programmes on an annual basis to ensure high quality is maintained, and who consistently provide positive reports on the quality of delivery, student work, student satisfaction and student services.

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