Digital Technologies

With skills in Information Technology (IT), you can play a big part in the success of industries that not only drive the modern world, but can also completely change how it works.

Our programmes have been developed after working with schools, businesses and the community to include all of the ingredients to your success in this field.

Our certificate and diploma qualifications will provide you with general IT skills.  The Bachelor of Digital Technologies (Level 7), and our graduate diploma options, will further develop and focus your interests and experience into a more specific area. Plus our strong industry relationships mean you keep up with the latest advances and techniques that are in demand in the real world.

MIT degree grads earn more*

Recently analysed Government data shows that MIT degree holders have the highest employment rates in the country five years after finishing their degrees. They can also expect to be among the best paid. Explore your study options and become one of MIT grads who earn more.

Certificate of Proficiency

Keen to study a stand-alone course?

At MIT you can apply to study an individual course to gain proficiency in a specific area. Our Certificate of Proficiency options allow you to study an individual course without enrolling in a full programme.

Find out what Digital Technologies courses are available to study as a Certificate of Proficiency here.

Potential jobs and salaries
Job Average Salary>>
Software developers  $60K-$89K per year (with some experience)
$80K-$110K per year (with several years' experience)
Web developers $45K-$77K per year
Test analysts $61K-$130K per year
Systems administrators $50K-$80K per year
Database administrators $71K-$97K per year
Game developers $49K-$60K per year
$60K-$80K per year (with experience)
Business analysts $81K-$104K per year

>>Salary source from: (as at January 2018)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at MIT 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 us on 0800 62 62 52 or email

Why choose MIT?

New ‘quarters’ optimise your study time and support your success. 

How does twice as much time to focus on half the amount of papers and no exams sound?

In 2017, a new optimised teaching format called ‘quarters’ was introduced. This means that if you are a full-time business student (studying Level 5 or 7), you will study two courses per quarter instead of four courses per semester. If you are part-time studying two papers, you will do one per quarter. If you are studying one or three courses, you will have a choice on how you spread your enrolment throughout the year.

In short, you will double the class time per week for half the courses in any one quarter. There is no change in the overall learning hours or credits for each course. If you’re a part-time student this will also give you more flexibility and help you finish your qualification faster than before.

Extensive international research and our own experience confirms that this format leads to more students passing with better grades. This is because more students make it to the end of the course, less subjects need to be concentrated on at any one time and there are fewer assessments to complete at any one time. Even better, there will no longer be any exams. Some courses may still have smaller tests along the way, but none will have the traditional long final exam. Other assessments and industry projects will be tailored to suit this new optimised system as well. It doesn’t affect student loans or allowances in any way and allows you to start at any one of five times a year if you also do our summer school.

At MIT, our focus is to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need either to get a job or advance your career.

We work closely with industry to offer programmes of study that meet job-market needs. We also have a number of initiatives to support graduate job-seekers, such as industry projects in real businesses, and globally-recognised qualifications. We structure our programmes carefully to enable you to move straight from study to work. Our aim is to get you into a job that puts you on the path to achieving your goals.

We also provide flexible learning options to suit your lifestyle and career aspirations. Whatever your education or work history, you can enter at a level that suits your specific needs. You will find certificates, diplomas, degrees and post-graduate options, with both part-time and full-time study that can fit around your work or family commitments. We teach all of our practical programmes at MIT Manukau, our easily accessible, purpose-built campus located right in the heart of Manukau.

Most of all, our teaching staff in the School of Digital Technologies are passionate about helping students reach their full potential. With many of our classes being small, you are known by name, and our staff work closely with you to help you achieve success.

*Recently analysed government data shows that MIT degree holders have the highest employment rates and among the highest median earnings in the country five years after finishing their degrees. View the full report at