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

Master of sustainable practice

Master of Sustainable Practice - Pending Approval

Programme code:
CH4067
Level:
9
Credits:
180
Starts:
February, July

Become a leader in sustainable practice.

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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical)

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical)

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

Prepare for an exciting career in electrical design and development.

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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical)

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical)

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

Prepare for an exciting career in mechanical design and development.

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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

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

Prepare for an exciting career in civil infrastructure design and development.

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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

Gain the knowledge and hands-on engineering skills needed to help develop vital civil infrastructure projects.

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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

Acquire the knowledge and practical engineering skills required to solve problems and improve mechanical functions across a range of industries.

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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

Explore the engineering principles and practices required to design and develop electrical infrastructure.

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

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

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

Prepare for higher level study in engineering

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Hong Kong - William

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

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

Prepare for higher level study in engineering

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Electrotechnology

Engineering Design

Programme code:
G21076
Level:
3
Credits:
19
Starts:
February

Explore engineering design (aspects from mechanical, electrical and civil) and gain a foundation of skills and knowledge for further study in this field.

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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 Pre-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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Manufacturing and Technology Vocational Pathway (Electrotechnology)

Manufacturing and Technology Vocational Pathway (Introduction to Engineering Design) Level 2

Programme code:
NCEP2T
Level:
2
Credits:
17
Starts:
February

Explore engineering design (aspects of mechanical, electrical and civil) and gain a foundation of skills and knowledge for further study in this field.

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