Apply now for our July intake and TTAF will cover your fees^.
As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand's economy, you can study our diploma in engineering for free^ until 30 June 2023.
Electricity is all around us.
In our homes, workplaces and communities, we rely on power to light up our world.
Learn what it takes to keep this essential service going with MIT.
You'll learn the in-demand skills to get a well-paid job as an electrical engineer.
Other engineering-related study areas you may be interested in:
MIT TechPark is an award-winning centre of excellence for engineering and trades.
Having won a Learning Environments Australasia Awards which recognises planning, design and construction of educational facilities throughout the region, our state-of-the-art campus is the home of our engineering and trades school. Coupling stunning architectural learning spaces with a myriad of high-tech facilities for our students, it's easy to see why it's been given such high praises.
Our 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.
"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."
“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.”
"I’m the first Māori female in my family to actually be doing engineering. I never thought of doing electricity when I was growing up, no one in my family is in the industry until now, so I'm sort of like the first of my family. My Mum is very proud when she sees me in my gear. She always comments to my sisters and my family “oh, she has such an awesome job”. I just love seeing how happy they are for me.
We gain so much knowledge while we're on our course studying. We have a small class so we're able to bounce off each other. I also love that in a small class I’m able to talk to my teacher one-on-one.
My long-term career goal is obviously to become an engineer. I reckon that’s an awesome opportunity."
You can read Alyssa's full story below:
The following programmes are available in this area of study:
- New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) Pre-diploma engineering
^Free study for this qualification may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). If you’re enrolled in an eligible programme, TTAF will automatically cover your fees from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2022. If you commence your study on or before semester 2, 2022 with MIT, your fees from 1 January 2023 to 31 June 2023 will also be covered by Te Pūkenga. 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. Note: If you commence your study on or before semester 2, 2022 and your programme of study goes beyond 30 June 2023, your courses after this date will be subject to applicable course costs. Students commencing their study on or after semester 1, 2023 will not be eligible for any TTAF funding and courses will be subject to applicable course costs. Please talk to us at that time though, as you might be eligible for fees-free study or other options to cover the rest of your tuition fees.