There are over four million registered vehicles in New Zealand. And as our population grows, so will the number of vehicles on the road. Vehicles move people and goods from place to place. That’s why they’re key to making the economy work and essential for the wellbeing of New Zealanders. They’re becoming increasingly sophisticated too, with anti-lock braking systems, fuzzy logic, automatic transmissions, engine parameters, safety systems, climate control and in-car entertainment. It’s a diverse and interesting industry. Full of variety. And with plenty of potential for growth.
We’re experts in automotive engineering. After all, we’ve been teaching it for 30 years. Unitec graduates work across the industry. As mechanics, auto electricians, automotive engineers, vehicle compliance certifiers, high-performance technicians, traffic accident analysts, and logistics and technical managers. Many of them have opened their own business. Join us and one day you might too.
Industry knows us well. That’s why our students can become members of the Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers (IAME). And once you’ve graduated, you can apply to become an Associate Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia.
But first it’s time for some experience on the shop floor. There’ll be lots of time in our automotive workshops and laboratories. You’ll pull apart engines, find faults and see how it all works. There may also be work experience in a local automotive company. It’s a great chance to see how an automotive diagnostics and repair centre works. And who knows, it may even lead to a job offer or an apprenticeship.
Automotive Engineering programmes
To prepare yourself for an apprenticeship:
- Certificate in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering
- Certificate in Applied Technology (Automotive Engineering)
- Certificate in Applied Technology (Autotronics)
To qualify with a degree in automotive engineering:
If you have a job but need to get qualified:
- National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical Engineering)
- National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Engineering)
Professional development short courses:
- Automotive Air Conditioning (Installation and Servicing)
- Basic Car Maintenance
- Introduction to Multiplexing and CAN Bus
- Oscilloscope for Automotive Diagnosis
- Vehicle Emission Testing
- Vehicle Inspectors' Preparatory Course
- Vehicle Wheel Alignment
Last edited: 11 December 2012