Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers are involved in the design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems and products that have moving parts. This is often in areas such as energy systems, manufacturing machinery and transport. Almost all products have a need for a mechanical engineer so it's an area that's always in high demand. During this course, students will develop their fundamental skills in the areas maths, science and engineering design.


Mechanical Engineers are in high demand in New Zealand. Opportunities for graduates are highly diverse as they can work in areas such as energy, aeronautical, automotive, IT, manufacturing and more.

Career Options:

  • Materials Engineer
  • Manufacturing consultant 
  • Thermodynamics Engineer
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Product designer

Entry criteria

Under 20 years
  • NCEA Level 3 (including three subjects at Level 3 – including Physics with a minimum of 14 credits and Calculus with a minimum of 14 credits plus one other subject with a minimum of 14 credits from the list of NZQA approved subject). 
  • 10 credits NCEA Level 2 literacy – 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing. 
  • 10 credits NCEA Level 1 numeracy or above. Or equivalent qualification.

20 years and over

If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. This is assessed on a case by case basis and may factor in education, work experience or a combination of both. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

International students

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6 with writing and speaking score no less than 6 and reading and listening no less than 5.5, or equivalent.

Documents and other details

Course Selected Sheet

Straddling Course Selection Sheet


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