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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:
You can choose a minor from the prescribed programme of courses for one of the following:
These two years provide you with a solid platform of the engineering sciences related to your minor. You will apply your new-found skills to product and process development projects.
Students continue with a selection of courses from their chosen engineering minor with the addition of several Engineering and Innovation Management-specific courses:
Engineering knowledge relating to your minor
Innovation Management options
Heat and Mass Transfer
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Massey used to offer a ‘product development’ major, however this qualification has now superceded this. If you are interested in product development, the Engineering and Innovation Management major is for you!
“I would highly recommend the EIM major to anyone interested in engineering that has an entrepreneurial drive and wishes to have a career in engineering, or start their own company…”
The product development degree (predecessor of the EIM) allowed me to experience a broad base of engineering principles and concepts before delving into the major specific papers (which I enjoyed greatly). The knowledge that I gained throughout the degree not only developed my ability to design successful products, but also how to create or sustain a successful business. I believe that will be invaluable to my future endeavours.
After finishing my degree I was offered a job in the product development division at Oasis Engineering, a company in my hometown of Tauranga. It specialises in precision CNC-machined valve equipment for the compressed natural gas industry worldwide. This company uses many practices which I learnt during the degree which allowed me to fit into the company well and offer my knowledge to help improve the company further. I am currently completing my own projects alongside the product development team at Oasis using the full design process of research, design using CAD, prototyping, testing and finally product launch.
“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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