Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology is a leader in technical and vocational education in New Zealand.

Manukau Institute of Technology delivers a range of academic qualifications from certificate to degree level. Each year 20,000 students, including 1,000 international students, choose to study with us.

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Why choose Manukau Institute of Technology?
  • NZ’s top Institute of Technology*
  • Government tertiary institution
  • Balance of theory and applied learning
  • Graduates are work-ready
  • Modern specialised facilities
  • Flexible qualifications and career paths

*Rated best overall Institute of Technology or Polytech: Tertiary Education Commission; The performance of Tertiary Education Organisations, 2009.


The Institute is located in Manukau City in Auckland, the gateway to New Zealand. Continuing growth in both population and economy brings job opportunities for students and graduates alike.

Auckland is regularly ranked one of the world’s most liveable cities. Its beautiful beaches, bush-clad ranges and busy urban centres make it a world-class city.

Manukau Institute of Technology has six campuses across Auckland. Many of our campuses and study facilities are located right in the heart of industry for the skills, networks and contacts you need.

Specialised teaching and learning facilities

Because we work closely with industry, we also have specialised teaching and learning facilities throughout Auckland including:

  • Floristry at Floramax in Mt Wellington
  • Nursing at the Ko Awatea Nursing Hub at Middlemore Hospital
  • Motorsport facilities at Pukekohe Park Raceway
  • Horticulture at Unitec’s Mt Albert Campus
  • A range of community learning centres within the greater Auckland region.
Academic programme

Manukau Institute of Technology’s seven faculties and 13 schools offer 168 programmes in 36 study areas. Whatever you want to study, we have more than 1,500 certificates, diplomas or degrees that deliver the practical skills employers want. If it’s flexible study options you need, we have part-time courses, short courses, seminars, block courses, distance learning and night classes.

We offer programmes in the following areas:

  • Business & Information Technology
  • Consumer Services
  • Creative Arts
  • Education and Social Sciences
  • Engineering & Trades
  • Maritime and Logistics
  • Nursing and Health Studies
  • Secondary-Tertiary Studies
Student support

Studying in a new country is an exciting and challenging time. Manukau Institute of Technology has support services in place to help you to adjust and make the most of your experience.

There is a 24-hour emergency line for all international students enrolled at Manukau Institute of Technology.

Student Life can help with:

  • Faculty liaison
  • Advice on living in Auckland, New Zealand
  • International orientation
  • Events and activities on campus
  • Community networking
  • Pastoral care
  • Learning support

Academic Registry can help with:

  • Visas on campus
  • ID cards
  • Payment of fees

Our International team can arrange a homestay for you if you request this or tick ‘yes’ for homestay on your application form. The cost is $221NZD per week for students staying in the Manukau area, or $241NZD per week for those staying in the Auckland city centre.

Manukau Institute of Technology also offers accommodation at the ‘Student Village’ hostel. It costs NZ$145 per week, excluding meals, plus an amenities fee of $80 per semester ($160 full year).


Manukau Campus Timelapse: Manukau Institute of Technology’s NEW state-of-the-art Manukau Campus being in built in the heart of Manukau City.
Jonathan Otto, Bachelor of Engineering Technology is interviewed by MITv.


Address:Corner of East Tamaki Rd & Newbury Street, Otara 2023, Manukau City, Auckland

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