Field trips

Each Engineering department offers a series of field trips to engineering plants and works as part of your study.

You are encouraged to attend all field trips as they form an important complement to lecture material and laboratory classes.

If the field trip is “compulsory”, you MUST attend in order complete the requirements for the BE(Hons) qualification.

Your department will provide specific trip details and safety requirements.

Chemical & Materials Engineering

Part III students will attend three to four half-day field trips as part of their third year study.

Part IV students will attend a series of out-of-town plant visits which will be in one of the following formats:

  • 3x one-day plant visits 
  • 1x three-day visits

Engineering Science

Engineering Science organises a two- to three-day field trip for all Part II Engineering Science and Biomedical Engineering students. The trip is held at the beginning of the academic year with visits made to industries in the upper half of the North Island.

Mechanical Engineering

Part II and Part III students are given an insight into the variety and scope of engineering activities in New Zealand through a series of one-day field trips to local engineering and manufacturing companies.

They are an important complement to lecture material and laboratory classes. Attendance is compulsory.

Several trips to local organisations may also be arranged within certain elective papers. The companies visited may change each year.