Professional mechanical engineers design, construct, maintain, repair, machine, tool and manufacture small parts to large systems. They also investigate problems and faults with machinery, and study ways to improve manufacturing and energy production.
The types of projects you could be working on include the designing of a residential air quality improvement system, the building of a 3D printer or an automatic rain sensing wiper. It’s these projects that give you the real-world skills and experience to enter the engineering industry as a professional engineering technician, design engineer or plant engineer.
The analytical, problem solving and project management skills gained through mechanical engineering training can also be transferred to many other occupations and provide a great platform for careers in business, management and design.
Within the NZDE (Mechanical) we offer the following strands:
- General Mechanical
- Mechanical Services
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The following programmes are available in this area of study: