FAQ's about MIT Ōtara

Wondering where you can find things at MIT Otara? Not sure how to get to campus? These and many more of your questions are answered here.

Listed below are commonly asked student enquiries about our Ōtara campus and your life as a student on campus.

Is there a library at MIT Ōtara?

Yes. The library is located in NP Block. Our friendly, professional librarians are available to help you find, evaluate and use information effectively.

Find out more about our Library here.

Does MIT Ōtara have study spaces?

There are a number of spaces designed for individual and group study. At the Ōtara campus you can find dedicated study spaces at Ngā Kete Wānanga Marae (NC Block), and the Tauira Room in the Pasifika Community Centre (NO Block).

The main library at MIT Ōtara has individual quiet study spaces (seven of these with fixed computers), and limited flexible group study areas available on a first-in first-served basis.

To book a study room in the Library, please visit their website.

How do we access the building/classrooms?

You will need a current student identification (ID) card to allow you access to the classrooms and student facilities. Please check the expiry date on your ID card to ensure it is kept current. You will automatically get the access you require as per the programme you are enrolled in.

It is important that you organise your ID card with the Ask Me! Student Services centre as soon as you have received confirmation of your enrolment. If you need to get a new ID card, remember that part of the process is having your photo taken. Allow two working days for your student ID card to be produced. There is no charge for the first card; however, you may incur a fee for a replacement card.

What other facilities can we access using our ID cards?

Student ID cards are needed to:

  • Have after-hours access to computer labs and selected buildings
  • Use the library
  • Enter exams
  • Receive discounts e.g. bus fares.

How do we print stuff?

Student printers and photocopiers can be found in the Library and on the Ōtara campus. Your ID card is also your printing and copying card. All you need to do is register your card at one of the photocopiers then load money onto your ID card via the online portal here.

Are there lockers available?

There are no general-purpose lockers available at MIT Ōtara.

What security services are available in the evening?

Security for students and staff while on campus is provided by our team of Campus Security officers. There are Security help points and emergency phones located on campus.

You can find more information about our campus security services here.

What are the parking and transport options?

  • Bus: There are existing bus routes to Ōtara, and several routes travel between Ōtara and Manukau throughout the day. Find out more by visiting Auckland Transport online or call 09 366 6400.
  • Car: Free parking is available in the multi-level car parking building at Gate 11. Other parking on north campus is paid. Find out more information about parking spaces, times and charges here.

Which bus routes can I take to get to MIT Ōtara?

For help with planning your journey to MIT Ōtara, please visit call Auckland Transport on 096 366 6400 or visit the Auckland Transport's Journey Planner. There are bus routes that stop outside MIT Ōtara and run to MIT Manukau and MIT TechPark. You can find more information about getting to campus here.

Will there be a shuttle service going between MIT Ōtara and MIT Manukau/ MIT TechPark?

No, there will not be a general shuttle service. However, bus routes do run between the campuses.

What are the food and dining options at MIT Ōtara?

At MIT Ōtara, we have plenty of great dining options including the student-led restaurant, Dine at MIT, located in NT Block. We have a student cafeteria at NP Block and The Pantry next to the Dine Restaurant.

What are the daycare options?

MIT Ōtara has an onsite daycare facility. MIT's Children's Education Centre is a well-resourced, multicultural community where we practise respect for each child, family and teacher onsite at MIT's Ōtara campus.

For more information please contact child.centre@manukau.ac.nz or phone 09 968 7715.

Is there health and counselling services at MIT Ōtara?

Yes. As a student at Manukau Institute of Technology, you have access to friendly professional partner medical providers and counselling services. Our counsellor's services are also available by appointment or walk-in.

You can find more information about medical services here.

Can I get help with Studylink, personal issues affecting my study and financial hardship?

Yes. Our Student Advisors are here to help support you to succeed at MIT. Student Advisors are available Monday - Friday to assist with StudyLink, student complaints, accommodation advice, financial hardship, personal and sensitive issues etc.

Find more information about the MIT Student Support Services here.

Can I get help from the careers and employment solutions Centre?

Yes. The career and employment solutions centre team can offer you help with career choices, job hunting skills, CV writing and interview techniques. You can also visit the team to view current job vacancy listings, that may be of interest to you.

Find more information about the careers and employment solutions centre here.