23 Feb 2013

Scholarships offered for Christchurch enginering students

1:30 pm on 23 February 2013

A Christchurch polytechnic is offering 25 engineering scholarships to attract more students to the city.

The Polytechnic Institute of Technology is offering the scholarships to help meet the demand for engineering skills in the region.

The institute's head of engineering and architectural technology, Paul Elmes, says he's committed to providing opportunities for people interested in entering the profession.

Dr Elmes says students will have the unique opportunity to study building responses to earthquakes alongside engineers from around the world.

The scholarships provide up to $11,000 for Bachelor of Engineering Technology students and $5400 for those working towards a Diploma in Engineering.