Welcome to NZIHT's Course Management (CMS) Pages


    The 2024 Timetable is now available on CMS

    To download, go to the Library and click on Timetables




    Welcome to 2023

    We are still busy processing enrolments.

    Once enrolments are complete, invoices will be sent out. If you haven't sent us your Purchase Order number from your work place, plesae do so now.


    The following courses are FULL for Semester 1:

    4.102 Engineering Mathematics 1 - Hamilton

    4.202 Land Surveying 1 - Hamilton and Palmerston North There are still spaces available in Christchurch

    5.201 Structures 1 - Hamilton

    5.203 Hydrualics (Civil) - Hamilton and Christchurch

    5.204 Highway Engineering 1 - Hamilton

    5.207 Geotechnical Engineering 1 - Hamilton

    6.101 Engineering Management - Hamilton





    The staff at NZIHT wish you all a safe and happy Christmas and relaxing holiday break.

    Our office will be closed from midday Thursday 22nd December until 8.30am Monday 9th January 2023.



    2023 Enrolments now open




    The 2023 Timetable is now available to download on the CMS Library.


    Semester 2 Exam Timetable

    The Exam Timetable for Semester 2 is now available to download in the CMS Library. This is located under 'Timetables'.


    Semester 2, 2022 Enrolments Update

    Please note the following courses are now full for Semester 2

    - Materials (Civil) Hamilton

    - Geotechnical Engineering 1 Hamilton



    Semester 1 Exam Timetable

    The Exam Timetable for Semester 1 is now available to download in the CMS Library. This is located under 'Timetables'.


    Welcome to 2022

    Enrolments are now open for the NZ Diploma in Engineering (Civil) block courses - we are currently busy processing these.

    Some of the above courses are nearly full.

    Enrolments are also open for the Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Highways) programme which is being offered in New Plymouth from this year onwards.

    Under the current red light system ALL students are required to wear face masks in class.

    There are some exceptions to the face coverings requirement. Kaimahi who are presenting, and who maintain 2-metre physical distancing from others when doing so, are exempt. Those who have a physical or mental illness or condition or disability that makes wearing a face covering unsuitable are also exempt.

    A venue list of all classes for Semester 1 is available in the Student Library.









    Christmas Details

    Christmas Holiday Hours

    The office of NZIHT will be closed from midday Wednesday 22 December through to Monday 10th January 2022.

    NZIHT staff wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a safe and Happy New Year!



    Current Alert Levels - update 7th October

    Due to the frequent changing of Alert Levels your Programme Coordinator will be in contact to confirm if your courses are going ahead

    Please note our decisions are based on  the Government's advice and often can be short notice which is out of our control.

    We try to keep you informed as quickly as possible.

    Stay safe

    Kimberly and Jill


    Alert Levels - update 8th September

    Now that the rest of New Zealand is in Alert Level 2 we are able to start holding courses again outside of Auckland.

    However, please note during this time in Alert Level 2 your Programme Coordinator will be in contact in the week prior to your block course to confirm whether it is going ahead, and guidelines you will need to follow at the course.

    If you have any queries or require assistance please get in contact,

    for Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Highways)

    please contact [email protected]

    for NZDE (Civil) and Intro Eng Maths

    please contact [email protected]


    Stay Safe,

    Kimberly Potts and Jill Warner



    Alert Levels - update 27th August

    Please note, all block courses scheduled for Monday 30th August - Friday 3rd September can no longer proceed at the venues. For students with affected courses during this week, your Programme Coordinator has sent an email with how these courses will be delivered.

    For all students, if you have any queries or require assistance please get in contact,

    for Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Highways)

    please contact [email protected]

    for NZDE (Civil) and Intro Eng Maths

    please contact [email protected]


    Stay Safe,

    Kimberly Potts and Jill Warner




    Alert Level 4 Lockdown - August 2021 –

    update 23rd August

    Please note, all block courses scheduled for Monday 23rd – Friday 27th August can no longer proceed at the venues. For students with affected courses this week, your Programme Coordinator has sent an email with how these courses will be delivered.

    For all students, if you have any queries or require assistance,

    for Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Highways)

    please contact [email protected]

    for NZDE (Civil) and Intro Eng Maths

    please contact [email protected]


    Take care,

    Kimberly Potts and Jill Warner




    Alert Level 4 Lockdown - August 2021

    Please note, all block courses scheduled for Wednesday 18th - Friday 20th August can no longer proceed. For students with affected courses, we will be in contact once we have details of  how the content of your course will be delivered.

    Take care,

    Kimberly Potts and Jill Warner


    First Impressions Survey

    For students that started their studies in Semester 2, 2021 you should have received an email with a link for the WITT First Impressions Survey.

    In this short survey of 7 questions, we want to hear how your journey is going so far.

    The survey closes 19th August.

    Your voice is important, it helps us initiate change and do things better.  Share your feedback, and you will go in the draw to win a $500 cash prize.  The survey should only take 5 minutes to complete.

    The information you provide is anonymous and we'll summarise the results, your suggestions for improvement, and an action plan for implementing them.


    ****NZDE (Civil) Students****

    Semester 2 Enrolments - UPDATE

    Both the Geotechnical Engineering 1 and Materials (Civil) courses are full for Semester 2. We can take no further enrolments on these courses.

    For NZDE and Intro Eng Maths students, if you have not done so already please enrol now for your Semester 2 courses. This can be done through the Enrolments tab on CMS. Please contact [email protected] if you have any queries about your Semester 2 enrolment.



    NZDE (Civil) and Intro Eng Maths Students

    UPDATE - This issue has now been resolved. You can now use Google Chrome again to download assessments.

    If you are having problems downloading an assessment, please try using a web browser other than Google Chrome - e.g Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer. You should then be able to download the assessment.






    At WITT, we’re always looking for ways to do things better.

    Your feedback helps us to improve, so we invite you to have your say by taking part in this short survey.

    WITT First Impressions Survey, March 2021  - SURVEY NOW CLOSED

    Your responses will remain confidential.

    Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and feedback.




    NZDE Students - Hydraulics (Civil) - Hamilton - Course Full

    The Hydraulics (Civil) course in Hamilton is now full - maximum of 20 students. There are currently still spaces available in the Christchurch intake - Block 1 is in Christchurch (15 - 17 March), Block 2 is in Hamilton (18 - 21 May).


    WITT Graduation Ceremony

    Graduation is a time to acknowledge the hard work you have put in to achieve your qualification, celebrating the successes you’ve had along the way. Join us to celebrate this milestone with your classmates, whanau, tutors and the wider WITT community.

    Friday 19 February 2021
    TSB Stadium at 3pm
    (note new venue and time for 2021)

    Street Parade 12:30pm
    The Street Parade will leave from Puke Ariki, travel along Devon Street and return to Puke Ariki.

    For students that are eligible to graduate - please click here




    Christmas Details

    As of Friday 18th December the NZIHT Hamilton office, 500 Victoria Street, Hamilton will be closed permanently. Following the Christmas Break, it will be business as usual from Tuesday 5th January at NZIHT New Plymouth office. Please direct any phone enquiries to 06 759 7065.

    For programme enquiries please email:

    Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Highways) - [email protected]

    NZ Diploma in Engineering (Civil)/Intro Eng Maths  - [email protected]

    International Student Pastoral Care emergency phone - 027 357 9357

    NZIHT staff wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a safe and Happy New Year!

    See you all in 2021

    Jill and Kimberly




    NZIHT Update

    As you will be aware the Prime Minister and Director-General of Health have advised that all of New Zealand is now at Alert Level 1.

    Please continue to follow the alert level guidelines -

    • Physical distancing of two metres outside home or one metre in controlled environments (where possible)
    • Wash your hands
    • Sneeze and cough into your elbow
    • Keep a track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen
    • Wear a mask if you can
    • Please do not attend class if you are unwell



    NZDE (Civil) - Geotechnical Engineering 1 course full

    NZDE (Civil) students, please note the Geotechnical Engineering 1 course is now full for both Christchurch and Hamilton. We can take no further enrolments in these courses for Semester 2.




    Exams commenced today for the NZDE (Civil) students.

    Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Highways) exams commence on the 20th July.

    All students should have received an exam confirmation letter.

    The best of luck to all students.

    NZIHT Team



    While in Alert Level 3 NZIHT will continue to operate the Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Highways), NZ Diploma in Engineering (Civil) and the Introductory Engineering Mathematics programmes with staff and students working and studying remotely. We will update you as further information comes to hand.




    NZIHT Block Course Update

    Dear Students

    Further to WITT's email of 23rd March - NZIHT wish to advise that all block courses (including tutorials) are cancelled at this stage until 28th April.

    Our intention is to make videos available for block courses - where possible - which were to be held in the next few weeks.

    In some cases this may not be possible but students will be informed (as/if) they become

    available, with instructions, via email and text.

    Graduate Diploma Students - Tutorials will be arranged at a later date when we are back in operation.

    NZDE/Intro Maths Students - All assignments due up to the 27th April have an extension until the 28th April.

    We will keep you informed. Stay safe.

    Jill Warner & Kimberly Potts

    Programme Coordinators





    COVID-19 Coronavirus Update - 16 March

    World Health Organisation have declared COVID-19 Coronavirus as a pandemic.

    I'm writing to let you know that it remains business as usual here at WITT. We are working closely with the ITP sector to integrate our plans, guided by Ministry of Health recommendations. We are planning our response should COVID-19 spread in New Zealand and cause disruption to our day-to-day business practices.  This has not happened yet, but we are preparing, just in case.

    Like all tertiary institutes across New Zealand, we're following advice from the Ministry of Health.  Their website is the best source of information about the prevention and management of COVID-19 for New Zealand.

    We want to work together to ensure our students and staff continue to be looked after in the event COVID-19 spreads in New Zealand.  Here are some things to think about, so you are able to continue providing services in a safe way:

      • Protect yourself and others

    Good hygiene can help stop or slow the spread of illnesses, like those caused by COVID-19. Be vigilant about personal hygiene, as this is the best way to protect yourself.

    If you need to contact a health professional please do this by phone first – don’t just drop into a health centre. We’re also reminding colleagues and students who are unwell to stay at home.

    Please continue to share the health advice on how to minimise the spread of COVID-19 and protect vulnerable people.

      • Make sure you're up-to-date with the latest government advice

    Information can be found on the government's COVID-19 website

      • Staff: make sure you have your department's business continuity plan in place.

    Check that your department's business continuity plan is up to date and caters for your students and the services you provide.

    Up-to-date information can be found at:

    Times like these can bring out the best and worst in people.  Stigmatising people, cultures and countries is not helpful, and I urge you to exercise compassion and solidarity.

    For future updates from WITT, refer to our website: https://www.witt.ac.nz/About-WITT/News-and-Events/

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Manager or call Healthline free on 0800 611 116 for health advice and information.


    John Snook








    Congratulations to all our students who graduated

    on the 28th February

    Well done on your achievement!


    Coronavirus Update 18.02.20

    Update 18 February 2020

    There continues to be no confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Zealand.

    There was an announcement on 15 February from the Minister of Health, extending the temporary travel restrictions on people travelling from, or transiting through, mainland China for a further 8 days. The position will be reassessed every 48 hours.

    Any foreign travellers who have been present in, or transited through, mainland China in the previous 14 days will be refused entry into New Zealand.

    New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family returning to New Zealand will continue to be able to enter, but are being instructed to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return.

    Continue to get the latest updates on the Ministry of Health website.

    Getting to know “the best country”

    Yaswanth Katragadda will tell you size doesn’t matter. Yaswanth (Yash) enrolled to study at WITT’s NZIHT campus in Hamilton in February 2015. “My first impression looking at the size of the college building was a disappointment - but that impression didn’t last long,” he said.

    The campus comprises a building containing office facilities, two large training rooms, a relaxation area, kitchen and café-style eating area, and a computer equipped library. It is also in the city’s central business district and a short walk from a lake.

    He was soon sold on the quality of pastoral care as he completed his move from Andhra Pradesh, a province on India’s south east coast. Yash was soon sorted with a bank account, tax code and accommodation.

    “The best part of the college will always be the tutors who are industry experienced and/or highly qualified,” he said. “The course subjects and scope are designed to well suit the industry needs and expectations.”

    In India, Yash had worked as an engineer at a large thermal power plant construction site, managing roadworks, sea structures and canals.

    He arrived in New Zealand with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and completed a Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Highways) through NZIHT in Hamilton.

    He said studying at NZIHT helped him secure his current position at Timaru District Council, “where I get to work with extremely talented people who are willing to pass on their wisdom”.

    Yash was invited to pass on his own knowledge last month when he addressed the New Zealand Transport Agency Conference in Blenheim.

    He discussed the potential value for roading of using graphene, discovered in 2004 and hailed for its extraordinary properties as having the potential to revolutionise the electronic, health and energy sectors.

    Yash suggested a hybrid using graphene and Open Graded Porous Asphalt (OGPA) could be the way of the future for New Zealand roads.

    About 6% of roads are covered with Open Graded Porous Asphalt, but despite the fact it scores highly for producing low road noise, reduced vehicle spray, increased wet skid resistance and less glare when wet, it is expensive and has a shorter life than standard asphalt.

    A graphene –asphalt hybrid option has already been pitched in Europe and Yash says OPGA roads would be more economical if they had graphene.

    Yash, who has a residents visa for New Zealand has familiarised himself with his new home. He is a keen traveller and has already climbed Mount Taranaki and completed the Tongariro Crossing and many tramps in the Abel Tasman and Fiordland National Parks and Mt Cook National Park.

    He has no doubt the country is the best he has ever seen.

    Yash has spent more than a year working as a Roading Engineer at Timaru for the district council and is responsible for making the concept and final designs for Land Transport capital works, minor improvements and safety considerations.

    Upskill now with New Zealand Institute of

    Highway Technology (NZIHT)

    NZIHT offers online and block courses throughout New Zealand, we set the standard for training in the civil engineering industry.

    Study Options include:

    Level 6 New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil)

    Level 7 Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Highways)

    Click here for more course options