New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)

Programme details

Code NZ2715
Level 3
Credits 120
Duration 1 year
IntakesSemester 1
Study options Full-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia), Tokoroa
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Programme aim

Gain skills in mechanical engineering, construction, mechanical building services, manufacturing, or fabrication industries. You'll work hands-on with supportive, experienced tutors to develop a defined range of engineering tasks and knowledge to assist you in operator or trade assistant roles.

Award information

To achieve the award of the New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3) qualification, students must pass a total of 120 compulsory credits.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will be able to:

  • Work safely, applying an understanding of relevant Health and Safety requirements and safety culture, when carrying out engineering tasks.
  • Apply basic trade related numeracy, literacy, and visualisation skills to perform engineering tasks.
  • Perform a defined range of engineering tasks according to instructions using relevant materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Set up and carry out a single process engineering job according to instructions.
  • Apply an understanding of effective and efficient processes and principles to the engineering jobs being undertaken.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.

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Compulsory courses

Course code and titleLevelCredits
MECH.3028 Engineering Health and Safety310

MECH.3029 Engineering Calculations and Drawing

MECH.3030 Mechanical Engineering Workshop Skills315
MECH.3031 Engineering Machining320
MECH.3032 Engineering Fabrication320

MECH.3033 Welding

MECH.3034 Mechanical Engineering Processes and Quality 310
MECH.3035 Mechanical Engineering Communication310

Page last updated: 30 Sep 2017