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Engineering Trades

School of Engineering
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Our students love working in our workshops, getting hands-on with cars and machinery.

Study Mechanical Engineering. Fabrication. Welding. Or choose Automotive Technology. Work with light and heavy vehicles. In paint and panel. Or Autoelectrical.

Plus you’ll be learning in leading facilities. Our workshops have benefited from a $3 million upgrade – including dedicated project spaces to build prototypes and new collision repair and refinishing workshops.

Gain skills that are in high demand
There’s high demand for both mechanical and automotive engineers. Set yourself up for a rewarding career. Your tutors are specialists and have extensive industry experience.

We also work very closely with industry to keep up-to-date with the latest trends and needs of employers, so our programmes are relevant and practical.

Use specialist equipment
You’ll use simulation equipment and work on specialist machines in our workshops.

In Mechanical Engineering, you’ll cover each stage from design to production using computer software and systems and machinery tools.

If you’re doing Automotive Engineering, you’ll work on a wide range of vehicles, learning in our automotive workshops as well as facilities such as our autotronics lab and brand new tint room.

Work experience with local companies
You will spend time in a real workplace to apply your new skills. You’ll get valuable work experience and the opportunity to get a foot in the door.


Mechanical Engineering and Fabrication

Automotive Technology

Mechanical Engineering Evening Courses