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Mechanical Engineering

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.


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 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.

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.


Still at Secondary School?

You can also check out other programmes and career options in Science Technology, Civil Engineering or Electrical Engineering.