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Vehicle Systems and Materials

Welcome to the Vehicle Systems and Materials pathway. We offer an environment where students can learn and grow as a member of New Zealand’s vehicle technology and engineering sector. The programmes we offer are suitable for school leavers, people already working in the industry or those who want a change in career.

Practice Pathway overview

Our staff are committed to making sure our students’ wellbeing and learning requirements are met during their studies. Our lecturers are equipped with extensive industry knowledge and experience, and show a great amount of enthusiasm for the subjects they teach.

Our pathway offers practice-based learning, which means that our students get world class hands-on learning experience, both in the classroom and in our workshops.

We offer a range of study options including Automotive Engineering, Transport Management, and Welding and Fabrication.

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
PROGRAMME LEVEL DURATION CAREER OPTIONS
New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering 3 Full-time for 1 year, or part-time options available Trainee/apprentice mechanic, Trainee/apprentice mechanical engineer
New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering 3 Full-time for 1 year, or part-time options available Apprentice welding, fabricator, Apprentice mechanical engineer
New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Electrical Engineering 4 Part-time for up to 5 years Automotive electrician
New Zealand Certificate in Light Automotive Engineering 4 Part-time for up to 5 years Light Automotive Engineer
Bachelor of Applied Technology - Automotive Engineering 7 Full-time for three years or part-time (day) options available Car design and building, Vehicle sales and service
Bachelor of Applied Technology - Transport Management 7 Full-time for three years or part-time (day) options available Car design and building, Vehicle sales and service

Staff