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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 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 Wintec's modern engineering and trades education facility; 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 students will learn the skills and earn the qualifications to do all that and more.

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

Careers

Civil Engineering Technologists, with a BEng Tech qualification, will plan, design, and supervise the construction of infrastructure such as roads and wastewater plants. Their day could see them 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 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. A Wintec qualification in this field will sets graduates up with an internationally recognised qualification in an area with an acute skills shortage.

Careers

Electrical Engineering Technologist with a BEng Tech 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.

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

Mechanical engineering technologist, with a BEng Tech qualification, can design and give advice on the building and repair 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; or preparing drawings of machines or machine parts.

Mechanical engineering technicians, with a Diploma qualification, can assist with the design, building and maintenance of machines. Their 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

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 students will get the practical skills and knowledge they 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

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

Quantity surveyors 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.

Architectural technology programmes

Wintec's 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 vision into workable design. They spend their days 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.

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.”

 

Shaun Hennessey
 Tahiwi Magner graduated with a diploma in engineering from Wintec and hasn't looked back

No two days are the same for Tahiwi Magner who, on any given day, could be working on wind farms and bridges throughout New Zealand, carrying out earthquake strengthening and demolition projects or flying overseas to meet new clients.

This diversity is what the 29-year-old loves most about his job as Engineering Manager at Hamilton’s Industrial Site Services Co Ltd.

Read more.

Pathways

Engineering pathway diagram

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

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