New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering .xml New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

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CertificateFull time – 41 weeks

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code

NZ2715

Domestic

$3130 - $3350

Starts

February, 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

Ensors Road - Christchurch, Timaru

Content

Get hands-on skills for a career in mechanical engineering.

This highly practical programme covers welding, fabrication, machining, fitting and maintenance, along with embedded safety, drawing, trade theory, calculations and communication skills. It also includes a series of trade-relevant engineering projects. Please note: in order to undertake this programme you must be physically able to work safely in an industry-related work environment.

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
  • This programme has open entry.

Alternative requirements
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.

    IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.

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

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

5.5 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

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form

Application documents

Career opportunities

With this qualification you'll be able to work (under limited supervision) as an operator or trade assistant in your area of specialisation, in the mechanical engineering, construction, mechanical building services, manufacturing, or fabrication industries.

Study pathways

This qualification can lead to Level 4 programmes in mechanical engineering, engineering fabrication and mechanical building services. Other options may include a diploma or degree in engineering in civil, electrical or mechanical disciplines.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Maths