Engineering combines science, technology and applied mathematics to solve practical problems and improve the world around us. From the biggest construction projects to the tiniest computer components, engineers are the ones who design the solutions and make things work.

There is a high demand for qualified mechanical, electrical and civil engineers throughout New Zealand and around the world. The applications of your learning are endless, in fields as diverse as manufacturing, robotics, medical technology, geotechnical and environmental science and aeronautical engineering.

If you're into technology and want a hands-on career doing what you love, an Engineering qualification from MIT is a great place to start.

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NZDE Scholarships

Are you interested in studying the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE)?

If you meet the scholarship criteria, you could be awarded one of 10 NZDE scholarships being awarded for the July 2017 intake.  Each scholarship is designed to cover two years' full tuition fees for the NZDE, up to the value of $14,000.

For more information and to apply go here.

Potential Jobs

There are shortages of people in these jobs which means the chances of getting are job are good.

JobAverage salary»
Civil Engineer

$45K-$75K per year (graduate)

$100K-$120K per year (senior team leaders and managers)

Electrical Engineer

$40K-$60K per year (1 – 5 years’ experience)

$60K-$120K per year (more than 5 years’ experience)

Mechanical Engineer

$50K-56K per year (with 1-2 years’ experience)

$57K-$77K per year (with more than 2 years’ experience)

»Sourced from January 2017

Recognition of Prior Learning Programme

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money, but also help you to complete your qualification faster.

To learn more about what our programmes can offer you, view our available programmes by subject area, or make an appointment to speak with one of our RPL facilitators by phoning 0800 62 62 52 (or email

Why choose MIT?

When you study Engineering with us, you're a person, not a number. All our students benefit from smaller classes, flexible learning options and courses to suit every level.

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.

Our Faculty of Engineering and Trades also has some of the finest teachers and facilities in New Zealand, and our internationally-recognised programmes are accredited by IPENZ, the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand.