Engineering

About engineering

Engineering is an exciting career option that suits practical people with an enquiring mind. Engineers generally apply scientific knowledge, mathematics and ingenuity to find practical and cost-effective solutions to technical problems. There are many ways to become an engineer, and many roles within the profession. Two of the most common are professional engineers and engineering technologists. The difference between the two once you enter the workforce is that, engineering graduates typically spend their time planning, while engineering technology graduates spend their time making plans work.*

Careers in engineering can span numerous industries but the three main areas are civil (bridges, roads, foundations, structures and environmental engineering), mechanical and electrical engineering.

Studying engineering

Progress has always been in the hands of those willing to explore new ideas, push design boundaries and improve functionality. Whether specialising in computers, electronics, telecommunications or infrastructure, Ara can put you at the forefront of global developments and emerging technologies in a range of exciting industries.

Our engineering programmes Bachelor of Engineering Technology and the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) focus on applied learning and team focused instruction. You will graduate in demand, choosing employers who appreciate Ara's engineering students are important contributors, qualified and capable from day one.

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

The degree is developed by the Metro Group which comprises of 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 solution oriented approach and commitment to highest quality standards. You can be sure we respond directly to employers' workplace needs and expectations with practical programmes, designed and developed in tandem with industry.

*Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Programmes

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 (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 (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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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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