Manukau Institute of Technology
MIT is based at their Otara Campus and in 2014 a new campus was opened in Manukau City, this offering courses for the Faculty of Business and Information Technology. This is one of 8 faculties at MIT (see below) and in total more than 16,000 NZ students are enrolled at MIT alongside around 1000 international students.
MIT operates a number of smaller campuses, most specialising in specific areas. If you want to become a sea-going navigator or a marine engineer, you will find yourself at MIT’s New Zealand Maritime School. If cars are your go, MIT’s automotive technology programmes will see you spend time alongside Pukekohe Park racetrack.
Location makes the step into work even easier for you
MIT is located mainly in Manukau City in Auckland, the gateway to New Zealand. Continuing growth in both population and economy means the location offers increasing numbers of job opportunities for both students and graduates. The large business and industrial base in Auckland means students get plenty of opportunities to visit, learn in and undertake internships directly in the local business community. This helps get graduates directly into work.
Partnerships with other institutes mean students can carry their studies on at the likes of the University of Auckland, Te Wananga O Aotearoa, Unitec NZ and Southern Cross University in Australia.
MIT can help get you started, then help you earn a degree
For students who may not have enough NCEA credits to start a course they want, MIT offers a large range of foundation, bridging and other free courses to help you get started. These include Youth Guarantee courses for 16-19 year-olds, Headstart (usually for over 20's) and MIT’s Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) initiative.
MIT offers a range of degrees you can study for, all with a real-work element in them that can give you a head start in the workplace. Take a look here at the more than two dozen quality degrees you can study for at MIT.
Accommodation options at MIT
If you are in a full time programme at MIT, you are eligible for accommodation at the Student Village. The Student Village consists of 14 two-wing houses with nine bedrooms in each. The houses are self-catered and are situated close to the main Otara campus. Good transport links mean the campuses are all able to be reached from most parts of Auckland. If you are from outside Auckland, you will get priority when applying for the Student Village.
MIT faculties and courses:
- Faculty of Business and Information Technology
- Faculty of Consumer Services
- Faculty of Creative Arts
- Faculty of Education and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Engineering and Trades
- New Zealand Maritime School
- Nursing and Health Studies
- School of Secondary-Tertiary Studies