“Science can amuse and fascinate us all, but it is engineering that changes the world.”
Engineering Technology is the application of engineering techniques and concepts. Whilst mainstream engineers mainly use mathematical and scientific principles to come up with engineering ideas, it is the role of technologists to turn these ideas into reality.
As an engineering technology student, you’ll be tasked with producing, testing, analyzing, and evaluating engineering projects. You’ll use your skills to solve problems and improve productivity across a wide range of activities and machinery.
Studying engineering technology in New Zealand is a fantastic way to develop professionally and personally. You’ll network with world-class researchers, learn in state-of-the-art facilities, and have the opportunity to complete internships with multinational companies. Alongside all of this, you’ll explore the world and make lifelong friends.
Choosing New Zealand for the overseas engineering studies will benefit from a lifestyle that gives more time to do the things that you love. The exceptional work-life balance will let you see friends, follow your interests and explore nature – without the crowds. NZ consistently tops global quality of life surveys and is ranked the second most peaceful nation on Earth.
New Zealand’s practical, hands-on teaching style encourages you to think independently, critically and creatively while you’re studying abroad. Learning in small classes with a high teacher-student ratio, you’ll gain real-world experience for your future engineering career. You’ll be supported by friendly, approachable teachers who are leaders in their field and have close ties to the industry.
Studying engineering in New Zealand is great value for money and you can offset the costs of living overseas by working while you study. You may be able to work up to 20 hours during the term and full-time during the holidays – or with no restrictions if you’re a PhD or Masters by research student. You’ll also improve your English and gain workplace experience while you’re studying abroad.
Engineering pathways range from certificates and diplomas to a three-year Bachelor of Engineering Technology or a four-year Bachelor of Engineering. You’ll also have many opportunities for postgraduate study. The providers could be Universities, Institutes of Technology or Polytechnics (ITP) and Private Training Establishments (PTE).
New Zealand’s teaching style and practical, hands-on way of learning gives Engineering graduates strong employability skills — attributes valued by employers across a wide range of jobs and careers.
These highly transferable skills include flexibility, creativity, teamwork, problem-solving, decision-making, leadership, organizational skills and a self-motivated ‘can-do’ attitude. Graduates also gain workplace-relevant English language abilities and learn to be effective in multicultural and Western work environments.
There is a huge demand for skilled Engineers across the world. After successful completion of an international qualification, a wide variety of jobs are available. Some are listed below:
For further information or assistance, contact Immigration Adviser New Zealand Ltd at [email protected] or call on +64 09 3790219 to know about the eligibility criteria and list of university/institute offering Engineering and Technology courses.
Vandana Rai is a Senior Licensed Immigration Adviser and has built a reputation around her rare set of skills, which could be considered ideal for her legal profession.