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Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 3

STARTS: February 2021
Sullivan Ave, Timaru

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.

Please note: this programme is FEES-FREE for domestic students until 31 December 2022. Find out more >

The programme has open entry. English Language requirements apply.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • 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.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 5.0 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Core courses
 
Elective courses

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, steel 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
  • Technology

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

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

Information
Type Certificate
Code NZ2715
Next Starts February 2021
Credits 120
Level 3
Additional Equipment/Fees NULL
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2715-STRU
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With an internationally-recognised Ara qualification, the world is your oyster. Our graduates can be found working and making a difference across the globe…

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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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