Manukau Institute of Technology

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Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT)
Te Whare Takiura o Manukau
Established 1970; 45 years ago
Type Public
Chancellor Peter Brothers[1]
Students over 25,000 students[2]
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Campus Urban[3]

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) (Māori: Te Whare Takiura o Manukau) is a large institute of technology in Auckland, New Zealand. It is located on two campuses in Otara, 30 minutes from central Auckland and 15 minutes from the central area of Manukau.


In addition to the main Manukau campus there are specialised campuses located throughout the city including locations at Newmarket, Auckland CBD, Highbrook Business Park, Pukekohe and Manukau CBD as well as community learning centres within the greater Auckland region.[4]


Manukau Institute of Technology was established in 1970 as Manukau Technical Institute.[5]

In 1999 The University of Auckland and Manukau Institute of Technology formed an alliance to provide students in the greater Manukau area with a wider range of high quality educational opportunities at degree level.[6]

In 2013 a teacher at the institute's School of Creative Writing, Eleanor Catton, won the Man Booker Prize for her novel The Luminaries.[7]


Manukau Institute of Technology has several key relationships with other institutes including: University of Auckland, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Unitec Institute of Technology in New Zealand and Southern Cross University in Australia.[8]

Manukau Institute of Technology and Whitireia Community Polytechnic have worked collaboratively to provide enhanced educational opportunities for Pacific communities in Counties Manukau[disambiguation needed], Porirua, and in the Pacific since February 2010.[9]

Departments and Faculties

Faculty of Consumer Services

  • School of Baking and Patisserie
  • School of Culinary and Hospitality Studies
  • School of Hair and Beauty
  • School of Meat Retailing

Faculty of Creative Arts

  • School of Creative Writing
  • School of Performing Arts
  • School of Visual Arts

Faculty of Nursing and Health Studies

Faculty of Business

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Tourism and Travel
  • Computing and IT
  • Southern Cross University Programmes

Faculty of Education and Social Sciences

  • Employment Programmes
  • Literacy Programmes
  • School of Education
  • School of English
  • School of Foundation Studies
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Sport

Faculty of Engineering and Trades

  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • School of Engineering (including the Cisco Networking Academy, and the Cisco Instructor Training Centre)[10]
  • Primary Industries

Centre for Logistics[11]

New Zealand Maritime School[12]

School of Secondary-Tertiary Studies


  • The Palm Room Restaurant[13]
  • The Grind (barista)[14]
  • Conference Facilities
  • Marae[15]
  • Hairdressing and Beauty Services[16]
  • Copy Printer Centre
  • Library[17]
  • Bennetts Bookshop
  • Plants for Sale[18]


External links

Coordinates: 36°57′38″S 174°52′16″E / 36.960540°S 174.871097°E / -36.960540; 174.871097