Mechanical engineering is an interdisciplinary subject that focuses on the design and improvement of mechanical or thermal devices using analysis and computer-aided design. If you’re passionate about finding solutions to develop new processes and products or love to create new machines, sign up for a mechanical engineering course in New Zealand, an emerging country offering the best learning experiences in the world.
The demand for mechanical engineers in the country is always at its peak due to skill shortages. And here are the courses to look out for– the University of Auckland offers a PG Diploma/ UG/ PG/ Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, the University of Canterbury offers a UG/PG/ Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Auckland University of Technology offers UG in Mechanical Engineering and Massey University offers a UG/ PG in Mechanical Engineering.
Out of the five universities mentioned above, four are ranked and recognised by the QS Subject - 2021 Rankings for Mechanical Engineering, You will also find that some universities offer UG courses alone, while some offer both UG and PG or some offer a diploma in Mechanical engineering.
Upon completion of your course in Mechanical Engineering, you will receive first-hand knowledge of how machines work, about electric and electronic-related working, and an understanding of a factory or industrial unit among others. You can kick start your career by joining companies that intake trainees or apprentices. This way, you can also gain valid experience before applying for a full-time position. To improve your value in the job market, you can also learn add-on skills such as computer skills like CAD software, knowledge of legislations such as the Resource Management Act, local by-laws, the New Zealand Building Code or town planning regulations as well, mathematical modelling skills etc.
A mechanical engineer with one year of experience can earn up to NZD 56,000 (INR 27.2 lacs) while those with 2-5 years of experience can earn between NZD 57,000 and NZD 77,000 (INR 27.7 lacs - INR 37.4 lacs). In managerial positions held by mechanical engineers in New Zealand are entitled to earn between NZD 110,000 and NZD 180,000 (INR 53.4 lacs and INR 87.5 lacs) in a year.
And if you’re wondering which major sectors have the highest demand for mechanical engineers in the country, we have that covered for you too. The employers for mechanical engineers in the country belong to private sector companies or are attached to consultancies. Here are the sectors that yield the maximum recruitments: Manufacturing, building or construction services, aviation/transport or boat building, agriculture, product development, water and wastewater management and energy.