Engineering

If you're into finding out how machines and technology work, get the skills you need for an exciting career with lots of exciting possibilities.

Our internationally-recognised courses suit everyone, from beginners to people who have already got related experience and allow you to enter the industry faster than a traditional 4-year Bachelor of Engineering.

If you want to go on to 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.

Subject areas

Certificate of Proficiency

Keen to study a stand-alone course? At MIT you can apply to study an individual course to gain proficiency in a specific area. Our Certificate of Proficiency options allow you to study an individual course without enrolling in a full programme.

Find out what Engineering courses are available to study as a Certificate of Proficiency.

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 Semester 1, 2020 intake. Each scholarship is designed to cover two years' full tuition fees for the NZDE, up to the value of $14,000 ($7,000 per year).

If you are eligible for Governments Fees Free, you can apply for the scholarship to cover year two of your study in the programme.

Find out more

Potential Jobs

New Zealand has a shortage of qualified people entering the engineering industry, with many jobs appearing on the immigration skill shortage lists. There are roles available all around the country in different specialisations and levels, meaning the chances of finding a 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 (while studying towards NZDE)
$40K-$55K per year (graduate level)
$60K-$80K per year (4+ 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 Technician

$34K-$51K per year (1-3 years’ experience)
$53K-$80K per year (3-5 years’ experience)
$65K-$97K per year (senior level)

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 School of Engineering and Trades also has some of the finest teachers and facilities in New Zealand, and our internationally-recognised programmes are accredited by Engineering New Zealand (EngNZ).

Engineering Staff Profiles

Programmes

The following programmes are available in this area of study:

Level 3
Level 6
Level 7

MIT degree grads earn more*

Recently analysed Government data shows that MIT degree holders have the highest employment rates in the country five years after finishing their degrees. They can also expect to be among the best paid. Explore your study options and become one of MIT grads who earn more.

*Recently analysed government data shows that MIT degree holders have the highest employment rates and among the highest median earnings in the country five years after finishing their degrees. View the full report at educationcentral.co.nz