Career Choices Day
Career Choices Day provides school leavers, or adults looking to upskill, the opportunity to come onto campus, and check out areas of study.
Are you after a relevant mechanical engineering qualification? Wintec’s New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) (Level 6) is a qualification that has been developed in close consultation with industry (your future employers!) This means that the programme is designed to provide you with the mechanical engineering knowledge and skills required to meet the needs of industry.
At Wintec it's not just about theory, it's about developing the skills you need to actually do the job so hands-on laboratory work reinforces theory taught in classrooms. You will learn how to design products, how components work, the materials they are made from and how to manufacture them. Then, using SolidWorks you will learn how to draw and present designs for industry, leading to a final semester industry relevant project
With this qualification you'll enter the engineering industry with the ability to apply understanding and skills to the standard expected of a practising engineering technician.
At Wintec it's not just about theory, it's about developing the skills you need to actually do the job. Hands-on laboratory work reinforces theory taught in classrooms. Before you learn how to design machines, you learn how to use them - lathes, shaping machines, milling machines, welders and more. Then, using cutting-edge 3D modelling software including SolidWorks and AutoCad, you produce drawings to industry standards (AS1100).
There are 11 compulsory modules that you must complete over the two year programme. Additionally, there are a mixture of elective modules that you can choose to study. You will be able to discuss this choice with the Programme Manager as these will depend on the pathway that you choose to take.
Entry into this course requires:
NCEA Level 2 *, and:
*including a minimum of 10 literacy credits at level 1 or higher (for those who achieved NCEA Level 2 before 2013).
Candidates who do not meet the specified entry requirements may be considered for provisional entry (if aged under 20). These candidates may be required to demonstrate an ability to successfully complete the programme through an interview.
Special admission may be granted to candidates aged 20 years or over who do not meet the specified entry requirements. These candidates may be required to demonstrate an ability to successfully complete the programme through a process of an interview and / or assessment.
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.
To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme.
Wintec is closely involved with the mechanical engineering industry. From our qualified tutors, many of who are still working in the industry, to our relationship with WECA (Waikato Engineering Careers Association) who assists us in finding work placements and career opportunities for Wintec students.
Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering will be able to gain employment as engineering technicians in workplaces that have a technical/engineering basis relevant to their specialist engineering strand (mechanical, civil, electrical and electronics).
For the mechanical engineering strand roles include the design, manufacture and maintenance of tools, engines, machines and systems.
Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.
While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.
If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.
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