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Learn the skills to successfully take your engineering skills into the commercial world.
Find out more about the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours parent structure
Industry needs talent led innovation - engineers who have a well-developed ability to integrate their technical engineering skills with their enterprise skills to commercialise technical products/processes.
This degree will teach you how to draw on specialised technical engineering knowledge and give you experience in management, finance, sales, marketing, manufacturing and project management. This will see you well placed to provide leadership to take companies to the next competitive level.
Together with a sound technical base (either from a chemical, electronic or mechatronic basis) you will learn how to draw on your specialised engineering knowledge in the methods of engineering analysis and design and have:
A Ministry of Education report, undertaken over nine years, showed that those who complete a qualification in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field of study have high relative earnings after they complete their study. Earnings can be substantially more than other graduates. Engineering and building-related fields have the largest earnings premiums over the national median of young graduates.
If you do not have the required subjects Massey University offers various engineering preparatory pathways which will bring you up to the necessary standard. Talk to us to find out more.
Massey used to offer a ‘product development’ major, however this qualification has now superseded this. If you are interested in product development, the Engineering and Innovation Management major is for you!
“The opportunity to work with new technologies such as laser cutters and 3d printers, as well as working on multi-disciplinary team projects, meant I was able to build a very strong portfolio and also develop new technical skills.…”
"Leaving high school, I had a passion for design and also had strengths in physics and maths. Massey University offered the product development engineering specialisation (now Engineering and Innovation Management) that combined those areas of interest!
The experiences from team-based projects has definitely been applicable to my current career. I am currently working with many teams and the collaboration, team work, communication and project management have been key.
I am currently a Product Development Engineer at Fisher and Paykel Healthcare. My main role is to bring products from their initial concept through to a final marketable product. I am involved in generating ideas, prototyping, testing and preparing the final mask design for manufacture. This involves working closely with my team and collaborating with other teams and stakeholders to tackle problems and create innovative solutions to improve the lives of patients across the world.
I enjoy FPH’s modern culture and open office environment, which encourages upskilling, asking questions and having work-life balance. It allows me to keep learning and pushing myself."
“Engineering graduates with a mix of engineering, innovation and business skills will be critical to the success of the manufacturing firms employing them. Manufacturers tell us they like to employ people with a mix of practical as well as theoretical knowledge.
The most successful manufacturers are offering services to their customers so ‘soft skills’ matter too. This major looks like it ticks a lot of those boxes”.
Catherine Beard, Executive Director, Manufacturing NZ
Typically you would work in any industry that designs and manufactures products. Companies that could:
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