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About MIT

At Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) our purpose is to get people into great jobs. We have been changing lives in South Auckland since 1970, and we are one of the largest providers of technical, vocational and professional education in New Zealand.

Every year 16,000 students, including 1,000 international students, choose to study with us. We deliver academic qualifications from certificate to degree level, and our students graduate with the real world practical experience they need.

MIT has eight campuses, located in Ōtara, Manukau, Mangere, Otahuhu, Mt Wellington and Auckland CBD and community learning centres within the greater Auckland region.

MIT recognises that we have a special obligation to serve the people, communities and employers of South Auckland. Achieving significantly improved tertiary education outcomes in this region is critical to the future economic and social prosperity of New Zealand.

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Quick facts

As of 2014:

  • 16,067 students are enrolled at MIT
  • 35% are Pasifika, 17% are Maori
  • 52% are under 25 years old
  • 86% of our 2013 graduates are now in employment or further study
  • We offer 187 programmes of study, and 1,596 courses.

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Our purpose

Our purpose is to get people into great jobs.

Our mission

To deliver vocational, technical and professional tertiary education, research and technology — giving graduates, employers and communities the knowledge and skills to achieve their potential, and further grow the Auckland economy.

Our Values

Our values highlight what's important and how we do things at MIT. They span the beliefs, principals and attitudes that make up the spirit of our organisation.

We are real. We admire people who are genuine and honest Down to earth people who reflect the way we like to teach, with practical, hands-on learning that leads to real skills for real jobs in the real world. We are genuine, honest and down to earth.

Manaakitanga. We genuinely care for others. So we make people feel welcome through kindness, understanding and respect. We make them feel appreciated by acknowledging their contributions. All of which creates an environment where achievement can be nurtured. We care for others to nurture achievement.

We are connected. We build valuable partnerships with industries, businesses and individuals, where knowledge is shared and created without silos, fences or egos. When others talk, we really listen. We're open and approachable. Because we want our networks to be strong and our relationships to be genuine and long-lasting. We are well connected, open and approachable.

We are excellent. To help people become the best they can be, we aim higher in everything we do. So we push boundaries and exceed expectations. It's the way we achieve great results and the reason we get to celebrate success. We get great results and celebrate success.