Career Choices Day
Career Choices Day provides school leavers, or adults looking to upskill, the opportunity to come onto campus, and check out areas of study.
If you want the skills and knowledge for a career in mechanical engineering, then this programme is right for you.
As a mechanical engineering technologist, you'll design and give advice on the building and repair of machines and tools. So you could spend your day determining the requirements of the production manager, 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.
Six of the largest Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics in New Zealand have consulted with industry leaders to create this up-to-date, industry-relevant programme. The Bachelor of Engineering Technology is accredited by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ).
If you are in employment, the project can be tailored to your workplace.
On this course you'll study mechanical engineering theory and then put learning into practice through project work. In your first year you'll study six standard engineering courses plus two courses specific to your major, mechanical engineering.
In your second year of study you will study mechanical production, manufacturing processes, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, the strength of different materials and product design
The third year involves a major project linked to industry; you will continue with specialist subjects to provide an in-depth knowledge of the operation and design requirements of various mechanical infrastructures.
Students will learn in a modern, purpose built trades and engineering facility at the Rotokauri Campus. This facility provides learning opportunities that reflect industry standards and uses the latest techniques and technologies.
To enter this programme you will need:
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an overall International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or better in the academic module, with a minimum of 6.0 in the written and speaking bands, and a minimum of 5.5 in the reading and listening bands, or equivalent.
If you do not meet standard admission requirements, but are over 20 years old and can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success, a special admission may be granted to you.
Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.
While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.
If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: email@example.com.
Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.
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