Practice Pathway overview

From students starting out on their career path, to apprentices who need industry registration, we’re committed to creating work-ready graduates to meet the demand for skilled electrical, electronics and audio-visual engineers and technicians. With continuous infrastructure development, New Zealand alone needs thousands of new civil engineers and land surveyors over the next 10 years. We take a hands-on approach to learning, to give students the skills they’ll need in the field.

Our electrical, electronics and computer engineering staff hold a wealth of experience and expertise. Our civil engineering academic staff are experts in all areas of civil engineering. Many of them are Chartered Professional Engineers, members of IPENZ, or members of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors and Licensed Cadastral Surveyors. A significant number of our lecturers work in the industry – bringing current best practice to the curriculum.

We have close working relationships with industry organisations, major engineering and surveying companies, and electrical and electronics engineering industries. These contacts ensure our programmes stay up-to-date, reflect current best practices and reflect the latest industry trends; legislation; and local, global and environmental issues.

Explore your options

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
PROGRAMMELEVELDURATIONCAREER OPTIONS
National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrician)3, 4Electrician, Appliance technician, Electrical engineer, Industrial controller, Power electrical/electronics specialist, Security installer
New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 3)3One year (full time), part time options availableElectrician
New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil)6Full-time for two years or part-time options availableCivil or structural engineering employment with a civil engineering consulting practice, Engineering laboratory operation and management, Civil or structural engineering employment with a civil engineering contractor, Site and project engineer
New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical)6Full-time for two years or part-time options availablePower systems engineer, Electrical engineer, Electrical services engineer, Electronics engineer, Computer engineer, Control systems engineer, Telecommunications engineer, Robotics/automation engineer
New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electronic)6Full-time for two years or part-time options availableElectronics engineer, Computer engineer, Control systems engineer, Telecommunications engineer, Robotics/automation engineer
New Zealand Diploma in Surveying6Full-time for two years or part-time options can be negotiated.Surveyor, Engineering surveyor, Survey project manager, Tunnelling and mining surveyor, CAD operator
Bachelor of Applied Technology - Electrotechnology7Full-time for three years or part-time (day) options availableComputer engineer/technologist, Design draftsperson, Digital systems technologist, Electrical engineer/technologist, Electronics engineer/technologist, Mechatronics engineer/technologist, Project leader, Technical manager
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)7Full-time for three years or part-time options availableCivil engineer (design), Civil engineering project and/or construction manager, Geotechnical engineer, Roading-transportation engineer, Structural engineer, Water/environmental engineer
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical)7Full-time for three years or part-time options availableElectronics engineer, Electrical engineer, Electrical services engineer, Power systems engineer, Control systems engineer, Robotics/automation engineer, Marine electronics engineer

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