Career opportunities for graduates
This Training Scheme is specifically designed for those looking to pathway into employment.
The learners most likely to benefit from this are high school leavers, second chance learners, career changers, and skill upgraders who are motivated by the need to gain or retain entry-level employment in the highly paid tech sector.
Successful participants may also go on to create their own product as an entrepreneur through the application of these skills in a technology team or company or pursue employment as a contractor and/or freelancer.
Applicants must be enrolled in the Dalian Ocean University Otago Polytechnic joint degree programme in Mechanical and Automation Engineering.
All study is highly structured, guided and self-directed and you will need to have good time management skills. As a full-time student you should typically aim for around 30-40 hours of study per week. You will be required to engage with the online resources and activities, and complete assessments.
You will learn
This programme of study supports learning on the degree programme offered jointly by Dalian Ocean University and Otago Polytechnic.
It will provide online learning options for courses that are not able to be delivered face-to-face and will additionally provide support resources for your face-to-face learning within the programme.
You will be supported by a Teaching Assistant in Dalian who will also provide practical training through labs and workshops.
Further study options
After successfully completing this programme of study, you will be eligible to apply to travel to the Dunedin Campus of Otago Polytechnic. Here you can complete the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical) and will also be in a great position to apply for the Certificate in Digital Technology Product Solutions (Level 5).