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!
9am to 2.30pm Thursday (Marlborough) or Friday (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
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.
“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.