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The NZDE, NZDEP and BEngTech provide structured pathways to a rewarding career as an engineering technician or technologist. There is currently a long term shortage and high demand for engineering technicians and technologists in New Zealand. This demand is expected to last for the forseeable future. These technicial level qualifications are seen as central to New Zealands future.

Civil engineers design and build roads, structures, utility infrastructure and buildings, make detailed drawings of structures using computed-aided design (CAD) software, prepare constructions plans that include budgets, costs and timetables and much more! Civil is the broadest field of engineering and can involve working in construction, materials, maintenance, utility operations and environmental engineering.


Electrical and electronic engineers are responsible for the electrical infrastructure that drives just about everything we do. They work in power distribution, electronic design, semiconductors, manufacturing, mechatronics and telecommunications.


Mechanical engineers design, manufacture and maintain the tools, engines, machines and systems that keep modern society operating. They work in manufacturing, construction, product development, aviation and boat building, transport, power generation, food production and building services industries.


Fire Engineers plan and design saftey features that detect, control or reduce fire and smoke in buildings and structures. They analyse how fire behaves and how safety features perform in fire.