New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory.xml New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory

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New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory

CertificateFull time – 42 weeks

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code

NZ2387

Domestic

$2,760 - $3,500

Starts

January, July

International

This programme is not available to international students

Credits

120

Course related costs

Advised on enrolment

Level

3

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

This programme is not available to international students

Location

Christchurch - Ensors Road, Timaru

Content

Gain a foundation of knowledge towards a career in electrical engineering.

If you wish to enter the electrical industry but you don't yet have an electrical apprenticeship agreement, this programme will provide you with pre-entry foundation knowledge of electrical engineering.

You'll learn about the electrical industry with an introduction to safe electrical installation practices, testing, commissioning and servicing of electrical installations and equipment. You'll also learn about fault diagnosis and testing techniques of electrical systems and equipment, and about the installation and maintenance of electrical machines and electrical in special electrical situations.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • Candidates must have achieved the New Zealand Certificate in Educational Achievement (Level 1) in Mathematics, English, and Physics or General Science, or equivalent qualifications before starting programmes leading to the qualification.

Alternative requirements
  • Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry. Ara literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.5

READING

5.5

WRITING

5.5

LISTENING

5.5
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

Applications will be processed in the order that they are received. In the event that there are more applications than spaces available on the programme, a waitlist will be maintained.

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form

Application documents

Career opportunities

Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems and equipment. The chances of getting a job as an electrician are good due to the construction boom and a shortage of suitable workers.

Study pathways

Following this programme, your study options include the New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) Level 4, the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) or the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical).

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • General Science