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Automotive Engineering 3

New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

TC1707

Course Details

Summary

If you have a passion for working on cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats or other areas of the motor industry, this programme will assist you to get an apprenticeship. 

You will expand your knowledge in automotive and heavy automotive engineering while gaining hands-on experience with a range of vehicles and their mechanical and electrical systems. 

Using the latest technology and equipment, you will learn testing and diagnostic procedures, study fuel injected motors and work on late model vehicles, trucks and test equipment.  

During your programme you will spend four days a week on campus working on projects. On the fifth day, you will be encouraged to find industry work -experience to practice the skills you have learnt in class. 

This programme will teach you skills in the following areas of the motor industry:  

  • Automotive engineering (mechanic)  
  • Electrical engineering (auto electrical)  
  • Automotive heavy engineering (trucks and heavy machinery)  
  • Engine reconditioning 

** Fee Free scholarships are available for domestic students in 2018 only (excludes Industry Training Organisation students). These scholarships apply to the following programmes: Mechanical Engineering Level 3, Electrical Engineering Level 3, Automotive Engineering Level 3, Construction Trade Skills Level 3; and Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying (Pre-Apprenticeship) Level 3

What You'll Study

Your study will involve five compulsory modules.

VIEW THE MODULES OF STUDY HERE

Note: no value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
AUTO301Automotive Engineering Health and Safety310
 
AUTO302Workshop Tools and Engineering315  
AUTO303Engine and Driveline Systems330  
AUTO304Electrical and Electronic Systems340
 
AUTO305Steering, Suspension and Brake Fundamentals325  

Career/further opportunities:

On completion of this programme you’ll have the skills, knowledge and confidence to move into entry level positions or an apprenticeship within the electrical trade sector or enter a pathway into higher relevant training.

Entry Criteria

There is open entry to this programme although students must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success.

Selection Criteria
Candidates may be required to participate in an interview process.

To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must by physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme.

English Language Requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5, with no individual band score lower than 5; or equivalent.

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Pathways

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Your First Day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Wintec Pōwhiri/Nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

Course Guide

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Undergraduate Course Guide (Prospectus)

Postgraduate Health and Social Practice Course Guide (Prospectus)

Undergraduate Course Guide (Prospectus)

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