The formation of the Fiji National University brings a new beginning to the School of Mechanical Engineering. It carries with it new challenges and opportunities that will aid the School to compete and survive in a new playing field.
As we move forward, it is the primary goal of the School of Mechanical Engineering to see its graduates gainfully positioned both in the local and foreign industries, private organizations, and government units or engaged in entrepreneurial activities. Further, the engineering technologies, innovations and inventions generated and developed by the School are commercialized and made available to intended end-users. Though the road is not always smooth, the entire staff of the School of Mechanical Engineering always give their best effort. Every school year, we lay before you the results of our accomplishments and maintain our competitive niche in the market.
To achieve these goals, the school continuously works at improving its existing programmes; the same efforts are employed in developing strategic and emerging new programmes responsive to stakeholders needs. Research and Development (RandD) endeavors are strongly encouraged and vigorously pursued. Likewise, the school maintains, strengthens and evolves linkages with local, private industries and international foreign universities and funding institutions for joint scholarship grants, training, technical assistance, and exchange of experts, information and technologies.The School has 10 programmes (5 Certificate IVs, 3 Trade Diplomas, 1 Advanced Diploma and 1 Bachelor Degree).
Our graduates are already in employment in large and small engineering organisations. It ranges from designing, manufacturing, power generation, farming activities, maintenance of pumps to aircrafts. They are absorbed into all types of industries in Fiji from backyard workshops to managerial positions. The graduates with diploma and trade certificate levels have secured employment as middle management supervisors and as well as craft skill mechanics at shop floor operations. Our graduates are also geared towards entrepreneurship.
The local engineering firms are demanding high quality trade and technician level graduates for employment. Graduates in the trade, diploma and advanced diploma are provided with the opportunities to further upgrade their qualifications to degree levels in overseas institutions. The graduates also have the advantage to specialise on specific units of their choice or to venture out and begin their own businesses.
May you have an enjoyable and meaningful stay at the School of Mechanical Engineering.
Mr Usaia Tagi
Head of School