Otago Polytechnic

 Mechanical Engineering

Curious about how mechanical things work? Forge a career as a mechanical engineering technician or technologist!

If you like taking things apart to see how they work and having a go at making them yourself, then you should study mechanical engineering and mechatronics.



Want to be a machinist, fabricator or welder?

Study our mechanical engineering certificate to get you on track for your apprenticeship.





Bridging certificate to New Zealand Diploma in Engineering

  • Dunedin
  • One semester full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts July
  • Apply now

Now you can start your journey to becoming an engineering technician no matter what your academic background! Successful completion of this programme will give you a New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) and enable entry into our New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical or Electrical).

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) - TTAF funded

  • Dunedin
  • Two years full-time; part-time options
  • Level 6
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now

Want to become a skilled and competent mechanical engineering technician? This programme will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of mechanical engineering processes and theory.

Bachelor of Engineering Technology

  • Dunedin
  • Three years full-time; part-time options
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July (part-time)
  • Apply now

Become an engineering technologist! Learn engineering theory and the applied and practical skills required to work in a wide range of industries, and gain a deep understanding of your area of specialisation through an industry-based project. Mechanical, Civil and Electrical specialties available. Depending on your situation, there may be the possibility to study full-time from July 2020. Please email EngTech@op.ac.nz to discuss this option.

Master of Design Enterprise

  • Dunedin
  • 18 months full-time
  • Level 9
  • Starts February 2021
  • Apply by 30 November 2020

Want to develop the ability to provide design and design-led strategy expertise within an organisation or enterprise? Engage in industry-based research tailored to suit your particular needs.