Why choose MIT?

Choosing where to study can be a big decision. We want to help you make sure you are making the right choice for you, your whānau and your community. Come join us at MIT - find your passion, unlock your potential and make your dreams a reality.

See the top 5 reasons why you'll succeed with MIT

#1 Get real skills for the real world

Studying at MIT is different because our students learn by doing. Our practical hands-on learning and industry placements lead to real skills, for real jobs.

We also apply classroom learning to real-world situations, so you'll graduate work-ready with the skills employers want.


#2 You'll be supported to succeed, from day one.

When you join the MIT whānau, you’ll be welcomed into a supportive learning environment. You'll get real support from real people to help you succeed throughout your study journey.

We offer a range of support services for you to use throughout your studies, from library and learning services through to career and employment assistance.

Explore our support services


#3 We have options to fit in with your life

Juggling work, family and other commitments can make life really busy and full-time study isn't always possible.

At MIT you can fit study into your life. Choose from a wide range of subjects, either full-time, part-time or online.

Find an option to suit you


#4 Learn from experienced lecturers in small classes

Many of our lecturers come directly from industry. They'll teach you skills you need in the workplace so you'll graduate with the confidence to step directly from study into employment.

Our class sizes are small, so you will get more one-on-one time with your lecturer, and they will even know you by name.


#5 Make lifelong connections

Create lifelong friendships with your peers, or professional relationships and career connections through your lecturers or industry experience. Many of our students find jobs before they finish studying with us.

At MIT we celebrate and draw upon our diversity. People from all walks of life flourish at MIT, so whether you live down the road or are an international student, we have a place for you.

When you graduate you are automatically part of the MIT Alumni whānau. Whether it's stopping back in for career advice, reconnecting with classmates at an event, or showcasing your story to inspire others, we hope you'll stay an active part of MIT for life.


Be confident in your choice, come and experience MIT.

Here at MIT we offer many ways that you can come and experience MIT, so you can be confident that you are making the right choice for you.

  • Book a tour to see what our campuses and student life are like. We have five campuses across Auckland. Our three main campuses are right in the heart of South Auckland. Our New Zealand Maritime School is located in Central Auckland, where the maritime industry is just outside the window.
  • Come and be a student for a day and attend real classes with current students.
  • Drop into our Ask Me! Student Services Centre if you have any questions or would like some help with your application or choosing what to study.

MIT is one of the largest providers of technical, vocational, and professional education in New Zealand and has been awarded the highest possible rating, Category One, by the NZQA.


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