The Postgraduate Certificate programme is designed to assist students who are in full-time industry employment. Each course will be delivered as a one-week block that includes both theory and practical exercises, accompanied by self-directed learning and assignments.
Students have the option to put the points gained towards a Master of Engineering Studies if they so wish.

Areas of study

Graduates will have acquired an advanced level of understanding of the theory and practice informing their engineering specialisation. The plastics specialisation provides advanced knowledge of plastics materials and processing primarily to science and engineering graduates employed by the plastics industry. The Postgraduate Certificate is also available to those who do not have the formal qualifications required under a professional development option. It is designed to assist recent graduates who are in fulltime industry employment.

You can study Plastics in the following programmes:

What you will learn

The Plastics Centre of Excellence is a partnership between The University of Auckland and Plastics New Zealand. A key role of the Centre is to provide education and training programmes to up-skill the industry at all levels. There is a strong focus on processing, problem solving and product development and lectures are presented by industry experts.

Career opportunities

This programme aims to expand and enhance the knowledge base of the plastics industry through the benefits of research and leading edge technology. Graduates will already be employed by the plastics industry and this programme will enable them to up-skill. Jobs in the plastics industry include fibre composite technician, plastics die setter, plastics engineer, plastics machine operator, plastics process technician and production manager.

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