REA: Registered Engineering Associate

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What is a Registered Engineering Associate (REA)?

A Registered Engineering Associate (REA) is an experienced senior engineering technician / technologist that has been acknowledged with an internationally recognised credential.

They have:

  • been accredited under the Engineering Associates Act (1961), an Act of over 50 years standing,
  • an academic qualification equivalent to NZCE or NZ Diploma in Engineering,
  • a time proven track record of practical engineering competency and supervisory experience,
  • demonstrated the ability to exercise sound engineering principles and judgement.

They are required to:

  • work ethically within the limit of their skills and competencies,
  • act in the public interest especially in matters of Health and Safety, the protection of life, and the well-being of the community,
  • recognise the need for sustainable management of resources and minimise adverse effects on the environment,
  • develop their knowledge and competence on a continuing basis. They can have this assessed on a voluntary basis under REAcap.

 

EARB Engineering Occupational Disciplines

BUILDING

Construction

  • Cost Control
  • Planning
  • Management
  • Safety
  • Technology

Design

  • Acoustics
  • Architecture
  • Envelope
  • Interior

Control

  • Consent
  • Inspection
  • IQP’s

Services

  • Audio
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Protection
  • Healthcare
  • HVAC
  • Hydraulics
  • Lighting
  • Management Systems
  • Network Support
  • Power
  • Security
  • Vertical Transport

ENGINEERING

Communication

  • Data
  • Image
  • Network Distribution
  • Voice

Civil

  • Asphalt Technology
  • Concrete Production
  • Construction Technology
  • Geotechnical
  • Infrastructure Asset Management
  • Marine
  • Materials Testing
  • Roading (rural, urban and highways)
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Stormwater Drainage
  • Traffic
  • Transportation Systems and Planning
  • Wastewater Collection
  • Water Reticulation

Electrical

  • Commercial Design
  • Construction
  • Industrial Control
  • Machinery Design
  • Physics
  • Power Generation and Distribution
  • Technology
  • Systems Design

Electronics

  • Automation
  • Avionics
  • Computer Control
  • Electromechanical
  • Industrial Control
  • Instrumentation
  • Microelectronics
  • Robotics
  • Technology

Forestry

  • Management
  • Measurement
  • Technology
  • Pulp and Paper Manufacturing
  • Wood Products Manufacturing

Gas and Petroleum

  • Exploration
  • Extraction
  • Processing and Production
  • Geological
  • Geophysical
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Resource Planning
  • Technology
  • Transmission & Distribution

Industrial

  • Asset Management
  • Energy Systems
  • Engineering Management
  • Fire Prevention
     
  • Loss Prevention and Management
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Operations Management
  • Process Control
  • Project Management
  • Technology
  • Quality Assurance and Control

Information Technology

  • Software Engineering
  • System Engineering

Mechanical

  • Aeronautical
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive Manufacturing
  • Design
  • Fluid Power
  • Machine Design
  • Marine
  • Materials Handling
  • Mobile Equipment
  • Naval Architecture
  • Power Engineering
  • Process Piping
  • Production Engineering
  • Refrigeration
  • Rigging
  • Robotics
  • Technology
  • Textile Manufacture
  • Tool and Die Design

Mining

  • Exploration
  • Extraction
  • Geology
  • Geophysical
  • Inspection
  • Processing and Production
  • Resource Planning
  • Technology

Structural

  • Materials Testing
  • Steel Detailing
  • Steel Fabrication

SCIENCE

Biomedical

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Laboratory
  • Physiology

Chemical

  • Applied Chemistry / Technology
  • Corrosion & Electrochemistry
  • Drug Processing
  • Food Processing and Technology
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Polymers (plastics)
  • Pulp and Paper

Computing

  • Information Systems
  • System Architecture

Environmental

  • Agricultural Management
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Bioscience
  • Biotechnology
  • Hydrology
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Natural Resources (air, water & land)
  • Planning (urban and rural)
  • Pollution Control
  • Protection and Management
  • Solid-waste Management
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Treatment

Geomatics

  • Cadastral Surveying
  • Construction Surveying
  • Geodesic
  • Geospatial
  • GIS (Geographic Info. Systems)
  • Hydrography
  • Photogrammetry
  • Remote Sensing
  • Survey Technology

Metallurgy

  • Extractive
  • Geoscience
  • Metallurgical Technology
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Welding