Creating Engineers – Climbing the Educational Staircase
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
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
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
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
28 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)
Ako Aotearoa 19 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)
Ako Aotearoa 24 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
Research First, 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
IPENZ/Metro Group 25 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.)
Background and issues
Governance and implementation
- Members Education Advisory Group
Industry Advisory Group
What we've discovered
What others have discovered
What others are doing
What's making us think