Orientation is our way of formally welcoming you to our faculty. You’ll also discover all the facilities and support services at the University, and get the opportunity to meet other new students
Engineering Orientation Day for Undergraduates
Semester Two - Friday, 13 July 2018
Join us to familiarise yourself with the faculty and its support structures, meet fellow students and prepare for your first week of lectures.
During Orientation we have a number of activities and information sessions that will help prepare you for the challenges ahead, including tips and strategies for staying on top of your studies.
The day starts at 8.30am with a pōwhiri and welcome by key faculty staff and students. You are invited to assemble at John Hood Plaza behind the Business School. You will get the opportunity to know the Faculty of Engineering's staff, fellow students, and ask any question you have about your new programme of study.
Orientation Day activities
- Pōwhiri and welcome - Assemble at the John Hood Plaza for a welcome by key faculty staff and students
- Campus Tour - Get introduced to the Engineering facilities at the City Campus
- Academic Requirements - Learn about the structure and requirements of your new degree
- Being an Engineering student - A presentation by current students with helpful tips and advice for new students
- Help and Support - A presentation about how to access the various support services offered by the Faculty of Engineering
- Lunch - A light lunch
- Employers Fair - An opportunity to meet future employers and find out where Engineering can take you
- DELNA Screening - A chance for new students to take the Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment
Engineering Orientation for Postgraduates
Orientation is an essential event, covering important information about your degree and the faculty support services for postgraduate students.
Wednesday, 11 July - Welcome
3:15-4.00pm: Postgraduate Engineering Faculty session, 401.439, Faculty of Engineering Building, 10 Symonds Street, City Campus.
This session will cover academic expectations, staff you need to know, upcoming events, and advice on accessing help and support.
4:00 – 4:30pm: Light refreshments will be served in the Neon Foyer outside the lecture theatre. Faculty academic and professional staff will be present to answer queries you may have.
If you have questions about orientation, please email Monique Warder at email@example.com.
Thursday, 12 July – Postgraduate Enrolment Assistance Session
09:00am-1.00pm: Postgraduate Enrolment Assistance, Computer Lab 401.312, Faculty of Engineering Building, 20 Symonds Street, City Campus.
If you would like assistance with enrolling in courses, drop by our computer lab where our Student Academic Advisors will be on hand to help. They can provide a range of advice from submitting concessions, to providing clarity about programme structure. Please note, if you need information on the academic content of a particular course, you will need to speak to your Postgraduate Course Adviser. In the meantime, if you have questions about enrolment processes, please email the Engineering Student Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, 16 July - DELNA Screening
To ensure we are able to actively support you with any English language requirements we request that you complete a 30 minute Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment (DELNA) screening. These take place in one of the University’s computer labs. Identifying areas for improvement at the earliest opportunity will be conducive to ensuring your academic success in our postgraduate programmes.
Please book in for a screening session as soon as possible: Screening for Postgraduate Engineering students.