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Engineering

If you're thinking about a career in engineering or built environment we can help you to build your skills and employability.

We offer a diverse and exciting range of programmes that produce graduates who move on to stimulating and challenging careers within industry. 

Wintec puts the latest technology at your fingertips, industry respected tutors by your side, and an internationally recognised qualification to set you on your way.

You'll be learning in New Zealand's most modern engineering and trades education facility. Wintec's $25m Engineering and Trades Education Facility's unique design and function set it apart from the rest. It is home to more than 1000 trades and engineering students and 100 staff.

The facility provides our engineering and built environment students with an opportunity to learn in an environment that reflects industry standards and uses the latest techniques, technologies and equipment.

Civil Engineering Programmes

Whether it’s planning, designing and supervising construction of roads, tunnels and dams, water and wastewater infrastructure, poring over the more technical details and costings of a project, or analysing the load-bearing capabilities of a stadium roof, telecommunications tower or bridge, at Wintec you’ll learn the skills and earn the qualifications to do all that and more.

A Wintec qualification in this field will set you up with an internationally re​​cognised qualification in an area with an acute skills shortage.

Careers

As a Civil Engineering Technologist, with a BEng Tech qualification, you’ll plan, design and supervise the construction of infrastructure such as roads and wastewater plants. Your day could see you consulting with clients and government officials, evaluating sites, planning and designing roads or a water works, 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 your day may have you 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

Understanding the design requirements, operation and performance of equipment that produces, distributes or uses electricity. A Wintec qualification in this field will set you up with an internationally recognised qualification in an area with an acute skills shortage.

 

Careers

As an Electrical Engineering Technologist with a BEng Tech qualification,  you 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.

There is a real demand in New Zealand for qualified Electrical Engineering Technician and Technologists.

Mechanical Engineering Programmes

Assisting with the design and building of machines, improving manufacturing and energy production, supervising the construction of machinery, - these are in-demand skills and when they’re supported by an internationally recognised qualification, they open doors to a world of opportunity.

Careers

As a mechanical engineering technologist, with a BEng Tech qualification, you will design and give advice on the building and repair of machines and tools. So you could spend your 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; or preparing drawings of machines or machine parts.

Your role as a mechanical engineering technician, with a Diploma qualification, is to assist with the design, building and maintenance of machines. Your day could involve overseeing the assembly of machinery, calculating costs and the amount of equipment required to build machines, testing and repairing machinery, monitoring equipment in order to improve mechanical processes and advising on maintenance work.

There is a real demand in New Zealand for qualified mechanical engineering technologists and technicians.

Electronic Engineering Programmes

If you find modern appliances, communication devices, IT hardware and other electronic equipment fascinating, you’ll love a career in electronic engineering. We increasing rely on electronic equipment in our personal lives, and in industry, and that means there is a need for more people to design, install, service and maintain those devices. At Wintec you’ll get the practical skills and knowledge you need to be in demand in the 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

Details can make or break a project, right? If you’re someone who recognises the importance of detail and accuracy, enjoys calculating quantity and cost, and wants to be part of the construction industry, then Quantity Surveying could be right for you.

As a Quantity Surveyor you calculate a budget based on client requirements, then prepare detailed estimates for each stage of construction 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 financial advice to clients.

Read more about Quantity Surveying.

Industrial Measurement and Control Programmes

Ever wondered who installs, maintains and repairs the equipment and systems that control large industrial processes?  This is one of those careers that most people don’t know exists but is vital to industries around the world.  Trained instrumentation technicians, or “Instros” are in high demand in an extremely wide range of large process industries and Wintec is the only provider of qualifications in this industry sector in New Zealand.  We have modern industry relevant training facilities and equipment, and our tutors keep up to date with the latest technology advances in this field.

Read more about industrial Measurement and Control.

Architectural Technology Programmes

Have you got an eye for detail and a passion for good design? Architectural Technology could be right for you.

As an Architectural Technician your skills and technical know-how transform vision into workable design. Your days are spent 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 here.

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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.

Read more about the Centre.

Course Guide

Our course guides (prospectuses) will tell you everything you need to know about Wintec. They contains information about the Wintec campus, student life and the programmes we offer.

We offer the course guides (prospectuses) in both digital and physical form.

Undergraduate Course Guide (Prospectus)

Postgraduate Health Course Guide (Prospectus)

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