Otago Polytechnic


Otago Polytechnic is a public New Zealand tertiary education institute, centered in Dunedin with additional campuses in Cromwell and Auckland.

Otago Polytechnic provides career-focused education and training, offering a range of New Zealand accredited postgraduate qualifications, degrees, diplomas and certificates at levels 2-9. However, Otago Polytechnic has accreditation to run programmers from levels 1-10.

Otago Polytechnic traces its ancestry back to the Dunedin Technical School, which was established in 1889 to provide evening classes for working people. In 1909 it expanded to offer day classes for secondary school pupils. In 1914 the name was changed to the King Edward Technical College.

In 1921 the college took over the Dunedin School of Art, which was New Zealand’s first art school established in 1870. The college expanded further by taking on the evening and day time education of apprentices, technicians and professionals. In 1966 the college was split into a secondary school (later renamed Logan Park High School) and Otago Polytechnic, which opened on 1 February 1966.

official website: www.op.ac.nz