Postgraduate studies and research have always been the cornerstone for the PNG University of Technology’s academic programs.

The Papua New Guinea University of Technology (Unitech) is located in Lae, Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea. It is one of Papua New Guinea’s largest technological institution, playing a vital role in the education of PNG elites, now contributing tremendously to the development of the country. Unitech has awarded since 2009 over 13, 029 degrees, diploma certificates to students mainly from Papua New Guinea and neighbouring Pacific Islanders. This represents a significant proportion of the Nation’s professionally trained working population. Buildings worth seeing are the haus tambaran-style (spirit house) coffeehouse and the 36 Sepik-style carved pillars in Duncanson Hall. Parks and gardens surround the buildings.

Unitech is located 8km out of town on Bumbu Road.

Lae is the capital of Morobe and Papua New Guinea second-largest city. It was once a tiny mission station before the 1920s goldrush at Wau, and later developed into a major seaport. The town is well serviced by banks, hotels, department stores, markets and artefact shops. Goldmining, birdwatching and butterflies can be seen around Wau and Bulolo in the hills south of Lae. Lae is linked to the Highlands by the Okuk Highway.


Campus Facilities

Programes Offered

UNITECH offers the postgraduate programs from the Postgraduate Certificate to the Doctorate levels. Currently, UNITECH has 21 PhD, 32 Masters, 3 PG Diploma and 2 PG Certificate Programs on offer.

Out here & beyond

Candidates for the course based study programs, must enrol at the beginning of semester 1. However, the candidates for the research based degrees (PhD, MPhil), can enrol either at the beginning of the first and/or the second semester.

Intending PG students are advised to check the PG Calendar 2016 for up-to-date information on the rules and regulations guiding the postgraduate programs they may wish to join. For detailed information on the courses and specific requirements, students are advised to contact the respective academic departments for further information.

All the academic departments have qualified academic staff with experience in PG supervision in various disciplines. Moreover, UNITECH has approved the appointment of Adjunct faculty to fulfil specialized academic needs in degree supervision and/or teaching. UNITECH has MOUs with many institutions/organizations to best pool available talents from industries/organizations in the region

PhD = Doctor of Philosophy;

MPhil = Master of Philosophy;

MSc = Master of Science;

MCS = Master of Communication Studies;

EMBA = Executive Master of Business Administration;

MTech = Master of Technology;

MSc (RS & GIS) =Master of Science in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System;

MAOL = Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership;

PGD = Postgraduate Diploma;

PG Certificate = Postgraduate Certificate

Two separate male and female dorms are available to accommodate the postgraduate students. Meals are also provided in the student cafeteria

For up-to-date information on the fees for the different postgraduate programs, contact the Senior Assistant Registrar (Academic) at info.pgs@pnguot.ac.pg

Every year, Unitech offers 15 highly competitive scholarships to the first degree holders under the Graduate Assistantship Program (GAP). The minimum academic requirement is the Bachelor degree with Merit and/or Council Medal. Please contact at info.pgs@pnguot.ac.pg for further information.