Engineering

From the biggest construction projects to the smallest computer components, Professional Engineering graduates from MIT have the skills to make things work.

At the School of Professional Engineering we teach the specialised skills that industry demands. Our internationally-recognised programmes are accredited by IPENZ, the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand and we offer courses to suit every level from foundation certificates through to Bachelor's degrees.

Our qualifications allow you to enter the industry faster than the traditional 4-year Bachelor of Engineering. If you've already got experience you can fast-track your qualification through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme. And if you want to continue with higher study at university, our programmes will open the door for you. Whatever your pathway, our excellent support services and connections to local industry will set you up for success after graduation.

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NZDE Scholarships

Are you interested in studying the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE)?

If you meet the scholarship criteria, you could be awarded one of 10 NZDE scholarships being awarded for the July 2018 intake.  Each scholarship is designed to cover two years' full tuition fees for the NZDE, up to the value of $14,000.

For more information and to apply go here.

Potential Jobs

There are shortages of people in these jobs which means the chances of getting are job are good.

Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering will be qualified as a Engineering Technician.
Graduates of the Bachelors of Engineering Technology will be qualified as a Engineering Technologist.

Career

Average salary* 

Civil Engineering Technician (Draughtsperson)

$34K-$50K per year (studying towards NZDE)
$40K-$55K per year (graduate level)
$60K-$80K per year (4-6 years’ experience)
$80K-$100K pear year (senior level)

Electrical Engineering Technician

$20-$30 an hour (graduate level)
$30-$35 an hour (over 3 years’ experience)
$70K-$120K per year (senior or management level)
Mechanical Engineering Technician$40K-$45K per year (graduate)
$60K-$80K per year (4-6 years’ experience)
Telecommunications Engineer/Technician$45K-$60K per year (under 5 years’ experience)
$60K-$90K per year (over 5 years experience)
$90K-$130K per year (senior specialists)
Clinical Technician$36K-$48K per year (1-6 years’ experience)
$48K-$85K per year (over 6 years’ experience)
Civil Engineer$45k - $75K per year (graduate level)
$75K - $95K per year (mid-level)
$100K - $120K per year (senior level)
Electrical Engineer$50K - $60K per year (graduate level)
$80K - $110K per year (experienced)
Electronics Engineer$50K to $65K per year (graduate level)
$65K - $110K per year (experienced)
Mechanical Engineer$50K - $56 per year (graduate level)
$57K - $77K per year (2-5 years’ experience)
$110K - $180K per year (experience in senior position

*Sourced from careers.govt.nz in June 2018

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at MIT is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money, but also help you to complete your qualification faster.

To learn more about what our programmes can offer you, view our available programmes by subject area, or make an appointment to speak with us on 0800 62 62 52 or email enquiries@manukau.ac.nz.

Why choose MIT?

When you study Engineering with us, you're a person, not a number. All our students benefit from smaller classes, flexible learning options and courses to suit every level.

You can study while you do an apprenticeship, fast-track your qualification if you've already got experience, and start studying at any level – from Foundation courses right through to Bachelor's degrees.

Our Faculty of Engineering and Trades also has some of the finest teachers and facilities in New Zealand, and our internationally-recognised programmes are accredited by IPENZ, the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand.