If you enjoy working on cars and problem-solving then Automotive Engineering could be just the career for you.
This programme will give you a real taste for the industry. You’ll spend your time getting your hands dirty in NMIT’s automotive workshops learning how cars and engines work and finding out about fault-finding and what automotive engineers do in their jobs. You’ll have the opportunity to pull apart and reassemble car engines, change tyres and balance wheels, while learning about the location and function of vehicle systems and components.
Give it a go and see if Automotive Engineering is for you!
Level 2. This programme offers 2 year levels
Starts: February 2020
9am – 2.30pm Thurs (Marlborough) or Fri (Nelson)
NMIT Marlborough and Nelson
Pathways + Opportunities
- Industry Employment/ Apprenticeships and ITO Training
- Tertiary Pre-Employment Training at NMIT in L3 Automotive Engineering
- UNIVERSITY STUDIES:
- Energy and Fuel Research
Small Engine Mechanic
Vehicle Groomer or Sales
Automotive Engineering (light, heavy, diesel, marine, road)
Fuel Injector Engineer
Brake Service Technician
Wheel Alignment Technician
Ruan has recently moved to Marlborough from his homeland of South Africa. He enjoys his Trades Academy classes, meeting new people and learning new skills. Ruan has always been interested in all things mechanical and he is impressed with the machinery that he has access to on the course.
To further develop his mechanical skills, Ruan is also enrolled in his school’s Gateway programme, spending one day a week working at the local Truck Stop, in additional to attending Trades Academy. He’s very keen to pursue a career as a diesel mechanic and by attending the Gateway and Trades Academy programmes Ruan gets to stay in school to complete NCEA level 2 while still doing the practical things he enjoys.
This is Jack’s second year of Automotive Engineering, and it’s the practical and technical aspects of the programme that he particularly enjoys.
“I enjoy Trades as it gets you away from school for the day. I love being in the workshop as it’s really well set up and equipped with great tools and equipment. I’ve learnt how a two stroke diesel engine operates and to disassemble and reassemble the engine and to get it running nice. I would recommend this course to anyone who is passionate about cars, truck or bikes and would like to have hands on experience.”
Jack is looking to complete the NMIT pre-trades automotive course next year with a view to taking on an apprenticeship with a local business.