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Engineering

Wintec offers a diverse and exciting range of engineering and built environment programmes that produce graduates who move on to stimulating and challenging careers within the industry.

Wintec puts the latest technology at students' fingertips, industry-respected tutors by their side, and an internationally recognised qualification to set them on their way.

Students will be learning in the Wintec modern engineering and trades education facility, an environment that reflects industry standards and uses the latest techniques, technologies, and equipment.

Shaun Hennessey

Shaun Hennessey

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

“As a site engineer with Fletcher Construction, I worked as part of an alliance made up of several companies that are constructing the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway. My role was within the utilities team which allowed me to work across the whole project with every team and do something new every day.
In my final year of the degree, my then-employer contacted my tutor and asked for CVs to be sent in. Within a week I had an interview, and within a month I was at work. My course at Wintec was the key to me being able to hit the ground running in work life. Wintec has tutors who have real-life experience in the industry and understand what we as students need to be successful. You can see a difference in what we’re taught compared to other institutions because Wintec teaches you using the real tools and software that we use in the industry.”

"Engineering is about real-life application, not just theory - I knew Wintec offered that style of learning"

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Civil engineering programmes

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.

Careers

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.

Electrical engineering programmes

Electrical engineering involves understanding the design requirements, operation, and performance of equipment that produces, distributes, or uses electricity.

Careers

New Zealand has a demand for qualified electrical engineering technician and technologists. Electrical engineering technologist with a bachelor qualification could be busy specifying, designing, or supervising the construction of systems and equipment that produce, distribute, or use electricity, calculating costs and materials needed, bidding for contracts, overseeing electricity system tests, writing reports, or even instruction manuals.

An electrical engineering technician with a diploma qualification works on-site at electrical plants overseeing the development and management of power systems and electrical infrastructure.

A Wintec qualification in this field is internationally recognised, setting graduates up to excel in an area with acute skills shortages.

Mechanical engineering programmes

Assisting with the design and building of machines, improving manufacturing and energy production, and supervising machinery construction are in-demand skills. There is a real demand in New Zealand for qualified mechanical engineering technologists and technicians, and with an internationally recognised qualification, they open doors to a world of opportunity.

Careers

Mechanical engineering technologist with a bachelor qualification can design and advise on the building and repairing of machines and tools. They could spend their day designing or optimising production equipment, carrying out feasibility studies, researching the use of energy sources, machinery, and materials, using CAD software to model plans, preparing drawings of machines, or machine parts.

Mechanical engineering technicians with a diploma qualification can assist with designing, building, and maintaining machines. Their day could involve overseeing machinery assembly, calculating costs and the amount of equipment required to build machines, testing and repairing machinery, monitoring equipment to improve mechanical processes, and advising on maintenance work.

Electronic engineering programmes

We increasingly rely on electronic equipment in our personal lives and industries, and that means there is a need for more people to design, install, service, and maintain those devices. Wintec students will gain the practical skills and knowledge they need to be in the demanding electronics sector.

Careers

Electronics technicians help design, develop, test, manufacture, install, and repair electrical and electronic equipment. They may be involved in the product development process, quality testing, problem-solving or installation, adjustment, and reparation.

Electronic field representatives work for manufacturers, wholesalers, or retailers in consumer or industrial product advising on installation, operation, and maintenance. They may also be involved in product training, including writing the specification and operation manuals.

Quantity surveying programmes

Students studying quantity surveying at Wintec will learn the practical skills for quantity surveying, including estimating and feasibility, quantification, pricing, and financial administration of a project during construction. 

Quantity surveyors calculate a budget based on client requirements and then prepare detailed estimates for each construction stage as the project develops. The role includes studying building plans, measuring, and estimating material and labour costs, preparing feasibility studies, managing payments for contractors and suppliers, and offering clients financial advice.

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Architectural technology programmes

The Wintec architectural technology programme provides students with the skills and knowledge to work as architectural technicians.

Architectural technicians use their skills and technical know-how to transform visions into a workable design. They spend their day's planning, designing, and advising on the construction and alteration of buildings. This could entail inspecting proposed building sites, discussing ideas, local authority requirements and constraints with clients, creating designs and preparing drawings for houses and other buildings, specifying materials, applying for appropriate building and resource consents, and overseeing a project to its conclusion.

Read more about architectural technology.

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Pathways

Engineering pathway diagram

To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at info@wintec.ac.nz or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.

About the faculty

Our Centre for Engineering and Industrial Design focuses on flexible, student-centred and project-based learning. Students get the chance to put their skills into practice by getting involved in industry projects that take place in real workplaces. 

Our ultra-modern $25 million state-of-the-art engineering and trades facility opened at our Rotokauri campus in early 2014. The facility provides our engineering students with an opportunity to learn in an environment that better reflects industry standards and uses the latest techniques, technologies and equipment.

Meanwhile, we’re working with industry to provide 'real-world’ research solutions to real-world industry challenges. For example, we recently acquired New Zealand’s first ultra-high definition, mass production, liquid resin 3D printer. With it, we’re working with companies to radically improve the way they think about and perform industrial design. In less than 24 hours, we can take a customer’s prototype drawing, translate it into a computer model, print it and deliver it into their hands.

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Prospectus (course guide)

The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.

Access your copy of the Wintec Prospectus

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