ENGGEN 299: Workshop Practice

ENGEN 299 is a compulsory component of your Engineering degree.

Notice: AUT Workshops

The April Block and weekly evening blocks for Semester One 2020 will be postponed until further notice.

AUT staff are currently deliberating on new dates and will be in touch with alternative dates in due course.

All Engineering students are required to have completed, to the approval of the faculty, a recognised course in Workshop Practice (ENGGEN 299) prior to enrolling in Part III courses. This is a compulsory component of the Engineering degree and students who fail to complete the course (unless exempt) will not be eligible to graduate.

All Part II students must attend an approved workshop practice course in 2020 before being able to enrol in Part III courses.

Approved courses are held at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) throughout the year, and also at the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT).

Class schedules are published below. Your classes must not clash with any of your other academic courses.


There are no longer any available spaces for Workshop Practice at either AUT or MIT. Due to this demand, current Part II students who do not have a workshop place in 2020 will not be restricted from enrolling into Part III courses. To make up for this, we highly recommend registering for, and undertaking Workshop Practice prior to commencing Semester One 2021.

Both AUT and MIT will be delivering workshops in February 2021. You will be informed via email when the registrations open mid-December 2020. 


You may be exempt from attending the workshop practice course if you provide documentary evidence that you have already attended a similar course elsewhere.

If you think you may be eligible for an exemption please contact the student engagement team. If you need more information, you can contact foe-enquiries@auckland.ac.nz.

Additional notes

  • Ensure that your workshop practice classes does not clash with any of your other academic courses. You can view your academic class timetable on Student Services Online.
  • You will only be able to submit the form once. Ensure that you've filled it in correctly.
  • Once selected you will not be able to change your class, unless the circumstances are extenuating.
  • Course fees are $95 for MIT and $97 for AUT, and are not covered by your student loan.

2020 Workshop Practice (ENGGEN 299) classes

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Registrations for AUT workshops opened on Tuesday 7 January 2020.

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT)

Registrations for MIT workshops opened on Tuesday 7 January 2020.

All students who have registered for the MIT course will need to pay the Faculty of Engineering cashiers in person or submit an online payment prior to beginning of the course. MIT will not permit students to attend classes without proof of payment. All courses are limited to 32 students and you will gain a total of 30 hours by the end of the course.

Please do not pay for a workshop until you have received confirmation from the Faculty of Engineering that you have been enrolled into a MIT workshop. This confirmation  email will also include specific details about the workshop.

2020 MIT schedule for block courses

All of these sessions are four days in length, and will run from 8.30am – 5pm.

Block course Scheduled days Start Finish
Block one Monday – Thursday 20 Jan 23 Jan
Block two Tuesday – Friday 28 Jan 31 Jan
Block three Monday – Friday 3 Feb* 7 Feb
Block four Monday – Thursday 20 July 23 July
Block five Monday – Thursday 31 Aug 3 Sep
Block six Monday – Thursday 7 Sep 10 Sep
Block seven Monday – Thursday 23 Nov 26 Nov
Block eight Monday – Thursday 30 Nov 3 Dec
Block nine Monday – Thursday 7 Dec 10 Dec
Block ten Monday – Thursday 14 Dec 17 Dec

*Waitangi Day occurs on 6 February.