Mātai Pūhanga Engineering

About engineering

Engineering is an exciting career option that suits practical people with enquiring minds and the ingenuity to find practical and cost-effective solutions to technical problems.

At Ara, you can become an engineering technologist with the Bachelor of Engineering Technology or an engineering technician with the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering. Both focus on applied learning and each is available in civil, mechanical and electrical engineering. Upon graduating with either of these qualifications, you’ll be able to function at a technician or technologist-level in many countries as outlined by the Sydney and Dublin Accords (International Engineering Alliance 2002).

Whatever the area you choose to specialise in, Ara can equip you with the skill sets to thrive in a wide range of exciting industries in a dynamic and global technological world.

Studying engineering

All our engineering programmes focus on the practical aspects of engineering. Course content is hands-on and as our classes are small, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to interact with your tutors and fellow students.

The New Zealand Diploma in Engineering provides a solid grounding in the key principles and practices of engineering science, including CAD, management, design and communication skills. You’ll work closely with professional engineers, applying current and emerging technologies in new situations.

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology is a three year degree designed to give you a strong combination of theoretical and practical skills. If you enrol in this degree you’ll graduate with a solid understanding of the principles involved in your chosen discipline and the ability to do the work which surrounds this knowledge.    

The degree is developed by the Metro Group which comprises New Zealand's six major metropolitan Institutes of Technology. This collaboration means that you have the flexibility to study where you like and if you move part way through your qualification you don't need to change your qualification. For more information about the Bachelor of Engineering Technology qualification see the BEngTech website.

Our lecturers and tutors are experienced professionals, widely respected for their solutions-oriented approach and commitment to highest standards. You can be sure we respond directly to employers' workplace needs and expectations with practical programmes, designed and developed in tandem with industry.

Programmes

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

Programme code:
CH4018
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February, July

Prepare yourself for a career in civil infrastructure development building your abilities within a choice of engineering strands including structural, water or waste water engineering.

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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical)

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical)

Programme code:
CH4018
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February, July

Develop the skills and solve complex mechanical problems with this cutting edge degree, offering the choice to major in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, or Manufacturing and Production.

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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical)

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical)

Programme code:
CH4018
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February

You can choose to specialise in your area of interest via strands in Power, Computer Engineering, Network Engineering, Electronics or Telecommunications plus gain real world experience on a major electrical project with this degree.

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New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Civil)

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Civil)

Programme code:
NZ2612
Level:
6
Credits:
240
Starts:
February, July

Learn about the design and development of civil infrastructure including water supply and treatment, irrigation and hydropower systems, highways, subdivisions and structural architecture.

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New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Electrical)

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Electrical)

Programme code:
NZ2612
Level:
6
Credits:
240
Starts:
February

You will study the principles and practices for the design and development of electronics used in computer engineering, telecommunications and the power supply industries.

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Hong Kong - William

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Engineering Pathway)

Programme code:
NZ2860
Level:
4
Credits:
60
Starts:
February, July

Prepare for higher level study in engineering.

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New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) (Engineering Pathway)

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) (Engineering Pathway)

Programme code:
NZ2863
Level:
3
Credits:
60
Starts:
February, July

Gain the academic skills required for higher-level study in engineering.

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Electrotechnology

Certificate in Foundation Studies (Electrotechnology)

Programme code:
OT5063
Level:
3
Credits:
19
Starts:
February

Gain knowledge and skills in safe and specialised facilities. Learn to apply fundamental levels of mathematics, computing, physics and technology.

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Electrotechnology

Manufacturing and Technology Vocational Pathway (Electrotechnology)

Programme code:
NCEP2T
Level:
2
Credits:
20
Starts:
February

Explore the world of engineering through the design and creation of electronic products.

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New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Mechanical)

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Mechanical)

Programme code:
NZ2612
Level:
6
Credits:
240
Starts:
February, July

With this programme you will enhance your practical engineering skills and experience and improve your career prospects as an engineering technician.

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