Courses - General Education

Engineering General

Stage I

15 Points

Technological Choices for the Future

A consideration of technological choices to support informed decision making in the use of technology in modern society. The course focuses on important questions such as: What is the future direction of power generation in New Zealand? How can we create a sustainable future? Where will current developments in robotics and mobile communications lead us?

15 Points

Software, Data and Intelligent Automation

Introduces concepts of intelligent automation, robotic process automation, analytics and artificial intelligence/machine learning. Includes consideration of data privacy and sovereignty, and the ethics of AI. Students will engage in critical analysis of potential intelligent automation applications and solutions, and will build their own software robot through practical laboratory work.