Whether it is planning, designing and supervising road constructions, tunnels and dams, water and wastewater infrastructure, or poring over the more technical details and costings of a project, analysing the load-bearing capabilities of a stadium roof,
telecommunications tower, or bridge, students at Wintec learn the skills and earn the qualifications to do all that and more.
A Wintec qualification in this field is internationally recognised, setting graduates up to excel in an area with acute skills shortages.
With a bachelor qualification, civil engineering technologists will plan, design, and supervise the construction of infrastructures such as roads and wastewater plants. Their day could see them consulting with clients and government officials, evaluating
sites, planning, designing roads or waterworks, preparing cost estimates, and managing construction.
Civil engineering technicians with a diploma qualification are more involved in the technical details of building and repairing roads, bridges, and other infrastructure. So their day may have them surveying and measuring sites, preparing drawings, calculating
costs, and setting out timetables, checking, and reporting on progress, and liaising with clients and contractors.
There is a real demand in New Zealand for qualified civil engineering technologists and technicians.