History, Affiliations and Rankings
SIT, which was founded in 1971, is well-known for its Zero Fees Program. Students can save thousands of dollars on their tertiary education costs thanks to the scheme, which is open to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. The excellence of the Institute's facilities and equipment is likewise well-known. The Public New Zealand Tertiary Education Institution (TEI) is affiliated with the university.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The Southern Institute of Technology provides over 250 programmes and New Zealand certifications in a wide range of areas. With campuses in Invercargill, Queenstown, Christchurch, and Gore, the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is a government-accredited tertiary provider of NZQA certificate, diploma, bachelor's degree, and postgraduate programmes. SIT2LRN Distance Learning allows students to study certain programmes online. MAINZ – Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand (Auckland & Christchurch) and Telford in Balclutha, South Otago – have specialised faculties in music and rural education.
Accomplishments and Alumni
New Zealand's universities, in addition to providing high-quality education, are also internationally diverse, with over 30,000 international students studying across the country in 2018. Zero Fees is an SIT project that can only be obtained through SIT. Almost all programmes are free of charge (on campus and SIT2LRN Distance Learning). SIT is the only tertiary institution in New Zealand that provides free education to all New Zealand students at all levels. More than 25,000 books, 750,000 E-books, several online databases, journals, DVDs, and novels are available at the SIT Library. Multi-function printers, wireless internet access, and more than 20 laptops for student usage are among the other amenities available. A group study area with an overhead projector is also available. The university has a wide range of alumni all across the world.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
In 2017, the student body of Southern Institute of Technology transformed, become younger, more male, and more ethnically diverse. According to the institute's 2017 annual report, while overall student numbers remained stable at 13,832 (up from 13,462 in 2016), the demographics of the student body changed dramatically. To broaden their horizons, freshmen might join one of over 200 recognised student organisations. Tata Consultancy Services, Fonterra, IBM, Infosys, and Wipro are among the top employers of university graduates.