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Regional Engineering Education Hubs
November 2017

The Tertiary Education Commission commissioned research into regional education hubs as one possible solution to the shortage of engineers. Massey University researchers published this report: Regional Engineering Education Hubs: an investigation into mechanisms for improving the supply of engineers for New Zealand Industry.

A pilot study of the application of degree apprenticeships in New Zealand
June 2017

A group of engineering employers and representatives from institutes of technology and polytechnics were involved in developing a degree apprenticeship standard in Infrastructure Asset Management. The Massey University research team which facilitated their work wrote this report, commissioned by the Tertiary Education Commission. 

Micro-credentials: a model for engineering education?
April 2017

This report was commissioned by the Tertiary Education Commission to provide advice on how micro-credentials [competency-based, personalised, formal or informal units of learning] might be used to improve the uptake of engineering education in New Zealand, particularly of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering.

UK Degree Apprenticeships A Year in Review Image: front cover of UK apprenticeships report
November 2016

This report discusses one tertiary institute’s experience of the design and operation of Degree Apprenticeships in the UK. It highlights what’s working and where important lessons have been learned. Engineering e2e hopes that the recommendations provided here will form the basis of a discussion which leads to a degree apprenticeship programme in New Zealand. View Report (pdf)

Making tertiary studies in engineering more relevantImage: front cover of report
November 2016

Last year a group of engineering industry representatives reviewed a Professional and Graduate Capability Framework and discussed the competencies and capabilities valued in their companies. They recommended that an engineering graduate study based on the Framework should be conducted in New Zealand. Otago Polytechnic ran the research and has published this report.

Creating Engineers – Climbing the Educational Staircase
November 2015

Dr Greg Frater and Associate Professor Nigel Grigg of Massey University investigated staircasing and its potential to provide viable strategies for students progressing into or within engineering careers. Their report builds on the findings from research into apprenticeship models for delivering the Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree.

Talking with Employers
June 2015

This report summarises the key outcomes and recommendations from the employer-engagement workshop facilitated by Emeritus Professor Geoff in June.

Stepping into one another's world
June 2015

The report Stepping into one another’s world: Apprenticeships – transforming engineering technologist education in New Zealand was commissioned by the Tertiary Education Commission and provides advice on the viability of apprenticeship models in delivering the Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree.

Growing the pipeline of work-ready engineering graduates
November 2013

Commissioned by the Tertiary Education Commission, this report provides a summary and analysis of engineering provider initiatives to grow the pipeline of engineering and link with industry.

Make the World discussion document
The Leaky Pipeline diagram
January 2015
The Engineering e2e Steering Group reviewed two infographics which will accompany its final report to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.

Improving Pathways to Engineering Education (pdf)
December 2014
The report from the Alternative Engineering Pathways Professional Forum provides recommendations on how to improve pathways from school to tertiary to industry, particularly around bridging and foundation courses. It also looks at how to address broader challenges to raising the profile of engineering.

Background paper - Alternative Engineering Pathways Professional Forum (pdf)
November 2014
This paper provides background information to support discussion at the Alternative Engineering Pathways Professional Forum. It includes a summary of work being conducted by other agencies, an overview of existing pathways into the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering Technology programmes and explores some key issues related to bridging education.

Engineering Barriers and Responses  
October 2014
Engineering e2e commissioned research on barriers to the uptake of engineering study in New Zealand. The report looks at barriers in the secondary/tertiary education systems and industry, and existing perceptions amongst students, parents, teachers and the general public.

Techlink Pathways Project Statement of Intent
March 2014
The Techlink Pathways Project is a cooperative arrangement between IPENZ and the Metropolitan Group of ITPs. The statement of intent sets out a framework to support the Government’s priority of increasing the number of tertiary engineering graduates, especially through increased enrolments in New Zealand Diploma in Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering Technology programmes. (Techlink Pathways has not yet been implemented.)

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