Ready For A New Career In Engineering?

Make 2019, the year you start your journey to a new career in Engineering with the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT).

This year, SIT is offering the Bachelor of Engineering Technology in its School of Engineering, with strands in Civil or Mechanical Engineering.  This degree will ensure graduates are well placed to make their mark on an industry that is experiencing significant growth in industry demand throughout the country, with salaries available reflecting this.

There are multiple pathways to the Bachelor of Engineering:

  • School Leavers with NCEA 3 with credits in Mathematics and Sciences,
  • Students or practitioners with a recognised technician qualification (NZDE, NZCE, NDE or other) who enter the programme at the mid-way point,
  • Students who hold other qualifications, but have extensive and demonstrated relevant industry experience.
  • Mature students with relevant industry experience and knowledge can also be considered for entry.

For those who hold a degree in a related discipline, are working within the industry and are keen to upskill, SIT is also offering further qualifications, with the addition of the Graduate Diploma and the Graduate Certificate in Engineering, with majors in either Civil or Mechanical Engineering.

School leavers or students keen to move into engineering at a technician level are still well catered for at SIT, with the continuation of the popular 2-year NZ Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) (Civil and Mechanical strands) qualification. The NZDE is a qualification that is industry-relevant, recognised across the world, gives advanced standing into the Degree programmes, and provides opportunities to go straight into practice as an Engineering Technician.  The demand for NZDE graduates remains high in New Zealand.

As part of the Southland Regional Development Strategy (SORDS), it is imperative that the capability and skills of the region’s people and labour force are enhanced to support, both the economic and social development of the region. SIT engineering graduates are welcomed as part of this strategy, and encouraged to continue to work and live in the south with increasingly attractive opportunities becoming available, instilling both energy and vitality into the region.

An engineering qualification will provide graduates with advanced opportunities within a highly sought after career path. For mechanical engineering graduates, it will lead to jobs in manufacturing, design, production, prototyping, project and contract management.  Civil engineering graduates will work in various infrastructure disciplines, including the design, construction and maintenance of commercial buildings, roads, bridges, water supply, sewerage systems and pipelines, flood protection and coastal protection.

Students leaving school who have an interest in these areas require NCEA Level 2 with sufficient credits in English, Mathematics, Science or Physics to gain entry to the Diploma level programme. Entry into the Bachelor of Engineering Technology requires NCEA Level 3/University Entrance with credits in Mathematics (preferably Calculus) and Physics.

Applicants without these formal entry qualifications, but who can demonstrate an ability in engineering disciplines, will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

With a shortage of engineers in many disciplines, from mechanical trades people to professional engineers, there is no better time than now to upskill in an industry that will provide you with a wide variety of career paths, great outcomes and competitive salaries.

If you are focused on engineering as a career, SIT can provide you with the opportunity to, not only save thousands of dollars in fees, but also receive the highest quality of education in the process.

Join us at SIT – enrol now for 2019.

As part of the Southland Regional Development Strategy (SORDS), it is imperative that the capability and skills of the region’s people and labour force are enhanced to support, both the economic and social development of the region. SIT engineering graduates are welcomed as part of this strategy, and encouraged to continue to work and live in the south with increasingly attractive opportunities becoming available, instilling both energy and vitality into the region.

An engineering qualification will provide graduates with advanced opportunities within a highly sought after career path. For mechanical engineering graduates, it will lead to jobs in manufacturing, design, production, prototyping, project and contract management. Civil engineering graduates will work in various infrastructure disciplines, including the design, construction and maintenance of commercial buildings, roads, bridges, water supply, sewerage systems and pipelines, flood protection and coastal protection.

Students leaving school who have an interest in these areas require NCEA Level 2 with sufficient credits in English, Mathematics, Science or Physics to gain entry to the Diploma level programme. Entry into the Bachelor of Engineering Technology requires NCEA Level 3/University Entrance with credits in Mathematics (preferably Calculus) and Physics.
Applicants without these formal entry qualifications, but who can demonstrate an ability in engineering disciplines, will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

With a shortage of engineers in many disciplines, from mechanical trades people to professional engineers, there is no better time than now to upskill in an industry that will provide you with a wide variety of career paths, great outcomes and competitive salaries.

If you are focused on engineering as a career, SIT can provide you with the opportunity to, not only save thousands of dollars in fees, but also receive the highest quality of education in the process.

Join us at SIT – enrol now for 2019.

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