Goodbye fees, study engineering for free.
As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand's economy, you can now study our diploma in engineering for free^.
If you want to learn how to build roads, bridges and plan other infrastructure projects, or if you're into finding out how machines or electrical and electronic technologies work, develop the skills you need for an exciting career in engineering, with lots of exciting possibilities.
Our internationally-recognised courses suit everyone, from beginners to people who have already got related experience and allow you to enter the industry faster than a traditional four-year Bachelor of Engineering.
If you want to go on to higher study at university, our programmes will open the door for you. Whatever your pathway, our excellent support services and connections to local industry will set you up for success after graduation.
A new centre of excellence for engineering and trades education
Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) extends a new centre of excellence for engineering and trades education in South Auckland. MIT TechPark is a purpose-built facility with the latest technology and innovations to ensure quality training for all.
The new TechPark building is situated on the corner of Lambie Drive and Manukau Station Road. It is across the road from the existing MIT Manukau campus, currently home to the schools of nursing, health and counselling, business, and digital technologies. The site address is 58 Manukau Station Road.
"I chose to study engineering because I am fascinated by electricity. When I see large factories, I wonder how some of their processes are automated, I wanted to learn and have the knowledge to do that. So for me, MIT was the best fit. I learnt the practical skills needed to get a job when I graduated.
My decision to study engineering has given me job security, I am an automation control specialist and the skills that I learned at MIT directly transferred to my role."
Independently 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.
"My passion is to invent something that will be useful to people. I like problem-solving. I like the logic and skills that are taught – so I chose to study mechanical engineering at MIT.
The lecturers at MIT were very helpful, whenever I have an issue I could approach them, and they were always ready to help me.
The things that I learnt in class will help me in the future. Being a mechanical engineer, I need to learn the practice and theory. I would encourage anyone to consider studying at MIT."
"I’ve been working as a fitter and turner for my entire life and now that I’m getting a bit older I want to get off the tools, so I chose to study engineering. What I liked about studying here is the interaction you can have with the tutors. They are approachable and they really know their stuff.
Engineering is a great field to be in, it just bleeds off into so many different areas. You can be anything once you have an engineering diploma. It doesn’t pigeon hole you into one specific task.
With a diploma in mechanical engineering, I intend to work at a manufacturing plant in the engineering office. I could even go a bit further and work into being an engineering manager."
“Looking back on my experience at MIT, I really enjoyed the learning style. I did the lectures online and only had to come into class for one week a semester to do the practical parts. Overall, the atmosphere and the way that classes were taught was really enjoyable, and not too restrictive either. It just feels comfortable.
The choice to study engineering at MIT definitely secures your future. It narrows down on the things employers are looking for, like answers to practical questions that you might face on the job. Those are the things that show you are competent to employers.
My five-year plan is to become a senior engineer. It is a lifelong learning process, even now that I have the job, there is still a lot to learn. It is a continuous process. You have to keep going to gain more knowledge.
Having a qualification is really important if you want to land that dream job.”
The following programmes are available in this area of study:
- New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) Pre-diploma engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) (Level 7)
- Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical) (Level 7)
- Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical) (Level 7)
- Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical) (Level 7)
- Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Civil) (Level 7) Civil strand with specialisations in Structural and Water and Water Waste
- Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) (Level 7) Specialise in electronics, power or mechatronics
- Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Level 7)
- Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) (Level 7) Mechanical strand
^Free study for this qualification may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Visit https://www.tec.govt.nz/funding/funding-and-performance/funding/fund-finder/targeted-training-and-apprenticeship-fund/faqs-for-learners/ for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student and meet any other entry criteria as required. Some costs may also apply. Free study is subject to funding confirmation.