Manukau Institute Of Technology

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Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) is a large institute of technology based out of Manukau in Auckland city. The Institute is recognised as one of New Zealand’s top-ranked provider of technical and vocational education. Every year over 20,000 students join a course at Manukau including around 1,000 international students. Manukau comprises seven faculties and a school focusing on tertiary studies. The seven faculties cover subjects as diverse as Business, Culinary and Hospitality Studies, Creative Writing, Engineering and Automotive Technology.

Why choose MIT?

Manukau Institute of Technology was rated best overall Institute of Technology or Polytech: Tertiary Education Commission; The performance of Tertiary Education Organisations, 2009. The Institute is located in Manukau City in Auckland, the gateway to New Zealand. Continuing growth in both population and economy brings job opportunities for students and graduates alike.

All MIT’s short courses are marketed and administered by EnterpriseMIT, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of MIT. MIT offers one of the most comprehensive practical skills course portfolios in New Zealand.

Some Areas of Study


When you study Business at MIT, you’re a person, not a number. The small class sizes mean their passionate staff in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology work closely with you to support your learning, and the strong industry relationships will get you practical, real-world experience built into your study. Their aim is to get you into a job that puts you on the path to achieving your goals.

Subject areas:

  • Accounting (General and Chartered)
  • Arts Management
  • Business (General)
  • Business Transformation and Change
  • Communication Management
  • Event Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Operations and Production Management
  • Project Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Strategic Management
  • Summer School
  • Tourism Management

Culinary, Hospitality and Baking

In the Faculty of Consumer Services, MIT takes your training beyond the classroom and into the real world. The licensed bar and restaurant, barista training café, bakery, food production and training kitchens, simulated hotel and motel bedroom suites, conference facilities and reception area allow you to learn your craft in authentic working.

Subject areas:

  • Baking and Patisserie
  • Culinary
  • Hospitality and Café, Barista and Restaurant
  • Hotel Reception, Portering and Concierge
  • International Diplomas in Baking and Cookery


You can study while you do an apprenticeship, fast-track your qualification if you’ve already got experience, and start studying at any level – from Foundation courses right through to Bachelor’s degrees. MIT Faculty of Engineering and Trades also has some of the finest teachers and facilities in New Zealand, and their internationally-recognised programs are accredited by IPENZ, the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand.

Subject areas:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Information and Communications Technology

With IT expertise, you can play an essential part in delivering success in any industry you choose. MIT study programs meet the demands of this constantly changing job market, ranging from certificates and diplomas to bachelor’s degrees and post-graduate options. Their Certificate and Diploma qualifications will provide you with the fundamentals necessary for all the major IT disciplines. Through the Bachelor of ICT degree and the post graduate options, you can then choose to specialise in software development, data communications and networking, or multimedia and web development.

Subject areas:

  • Certificate in Information and Communications Technology (Level 4)
  • Diploma in Information and Communications Technology (Level 6)
  • Bachelor of Information and Communication Technologies (Level 7)
  • Graduate Diploma in Information and Communication Technology (Level 7)

Nursing & Health Studies

MIT’s close working relationships with hospital and community agencies ensure their students valuable access to a wide range of quality work placements. As a result, their graduates achieve a high rate of employment both locally and internationally. These range across many sectors including hospitals, the armed forces, corporations, and community and government organisations.

Subject areas:

  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Health Support
  • First Aid
  • Counselling
  • Mental Health
  • Health Science Specialisation


The New Zealand tourism sector is growing strongly, and currently generates export earnings on a par with the dairy sector. Both here and worldwide, the tourism industry needs confident, skilled people with a passion for provide great service and experiences to visitors from all over the world.

Subject areas:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 3) (Visitor Experience, Tourism and Travel Strands)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Operations Endorsement) (Level 4)
  • Diploma in Pacific Rim Tourism (Level 5)
  • Bachelor of Applied Management – Tourism Management (Level 7)
  • Bachelor of Applied Management – Event Management (Level 7)
  • Bachelor of Applied Management – Hospitality Management (Level 7)
  • Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (Level 7)
  • Graduate Diploma in Event Management (Level 7)
  • Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 7)

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