Engineering School Orientation

This orientation includes Automotive, Built Environment, Engineering, and Mechanical Trades programmes. 

  • Date

    23 February 2017, 10am–2pm
  • Venue

    Petone, 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone


This orientation is for the following programmes:

  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical), Level 7
  • Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mechatronics, Water & Waste, Structures), Level 7
  • Diploma in Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical), Level 6
  • NZ Diploma in Architectural Technology, Level 6
  • NZ Diploma in Quantity Surveying, Level 6
  • NZ Diploma in Construction Management, Level 6
  • NZ Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Supervisor), Level 4
  • NZ Certificate in Mechanical Engineering, Level 3
  • Certificate in Welding, Level 3
  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Vocational Pathway Manufacturing and Technology Sector): Right Start Mechanical, Level 2
  • Certificate in Automotive Technology, Level 4
  • NZ Certificate in Automotive Engineering, Level 3
  • NZ Certificate in Collision repair and Automotive Refinishing (Collision Repair, Refinishing), Level 3


10am, Head of School/Associate Head of School: formal welcome

10am - 12pm

  • Meeting tutors
  • Meet other students, new, current and graduates
  • Learn about the programme and about WelTec
  • Campus tours
  • Organise programme equipment
  • StudyLink advice

10am - 2pm, these services, activities and workshops will also be available to you during your Orientation

  • Library introductions
  • Information about student support services
  • Student ID card and computer login assistance
  • ‘Student Connection’ /student representatives
  • Student events, sports and club involvement
  • Competitions and spot prizes
  • Student Job Search/ work opportunities
  • Leadership and volunteer programmes opportunities
  • Workshop timetable for Trimester One, 2017


11am - 12pm, Kickstart Engineering (workshop)
Get top tips for success in your engineering programme. Learn about essential tools and resources, online and on-campus support and simple steps you can take to ace your assignments.

12 - 12.30pm, Light lunch

12.30 - 1pm, Campus Explore
Complete discovery activities to learn more about people and places on campus.

1 - 2pm, Engineering Plus
Get ahead with this focused introduction to maths, writing and referencing for engineering