One of the great attractions to a career in engineering is the huge variety of tasks and environments in which engineers find themselves. From designing programs at a computer terminal, to overseeing maintenance operations for major structures like aircrafts, ships, heavy earth moving equipment, mobile cranes and offshore oil platforms – there are many ways to be an engineer.
CPIT's Engineering facilities are located at our Madras Street Campus in Christchurch.
Industry and community
Our highly qualified tutors have worked with industry to develop engineering programmes that are relevant, up to date, and equip our students to assume key roles within the industry.
CPIT works closely with a range of businesses, institutions and organisations in engineering, information technologies and sciences to create internships, work experience placements and cutting-edge research projects. You can be confident a CPIT qualification gives employers a clear signal you have the skills, knowledge and practical experience to be effective in the workplace from day one.
Your learning will take place in one of the most technologically advanced tertiary institutions in the country. We're committed to keeping our engineering School at the cutting edge with purpose built facilities including:
- Computer Aided Design (CAD) suites
- Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machining
- Laboratories for making engineering measurements, building materials and electrical and electronic componentry
Subjects we teach
The main areas of engineering offered at CPIT are civil, electrical, mechanical, computer networking and computer aided design (CAD). Study options enable graduates to study a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) or a New Zealand Diploma of Engineering (NZDE) specialising in three key subject areas; mechanical, civil and electrical. Additional study options include certificates and diplomas in computer engineering, computer aided design (CAD) plus the Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Design.
We also offer a range of part-time courses in a variety of study areas.
Workforce restrictions for children's workforce
If you have a criminal conviction, and you are studying (or considering studying) toward a qualification that will lead to a job in the state funded sector (including teaching or providing youth services) working directly with children, you will need to check whether your conviction could prevent you from working in some roles in your chosen field.
This is because new legislation, the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014, will prevent state sector agencies and government-funded service providers from hiring people with convictions for "specified offences" to work with children in some roles. The restrictions are planned to come into effect on 1 July 2015.
You can read the list of specified offences online here
You can get more information (including FAQ's) here
This information has been supplied by the Children's Action Plan Directorate and the Tertiary Education Commission.
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