Mechanical engineers design, develop and test tools, engines, machines, and other mechanical devices in a wide range of industries, from construction to manufacturing and power generation.
Mechanical engineers may be employed in a number of different specialist roles:
Demand for mechanical engineers remains steady despite decreased manufacturing activity in New Zealand. Building services engineers are needed for the Christchurch rebuild, and operations engineers are involved in growth industries such as dairy processing.
Mechanical engineers generally earn:
Key tertiary qualifications:
Required and recommended school subjects:
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