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

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CertificateFull-time, 1 year

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code

NZ2715

Domestic

$3,100 - $3,600

Starts

February, July (Christchurch only)

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

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.

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

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete 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. English Language requirements apply.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • 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 .

    or

    • 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, Pearson 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 REQUIREMENTS

5.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.0

READING

5.0

WRITING

5.0

LISTENING

5.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

Applicants who meet the entry requirements will be accepted into the programme in the order that applications are received.

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form

Application documents

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.