Electrical Engineering Level 3
New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3)
This programme will give students a good foundation of hands-on skills and knowledge of the electrical industry and electrical theory.
On completion of this programme students will have the skills, knowledge and confidence to move into an apprenticeship within the electrical trade sector or pathway into higher relevant training.
** Fee Free scholarships are available for domestic students in 2019 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
View programme modules
|Module code||Module title||Level||Credits||Pre-requisites||Co-requisites|
| ELEC301||Electrical Work Practices||3||14|
| ELEC302||Direct Current (DC) Fundamentals||3||15|
| ELEC303||Electrical Installations||3||15|
| ELEC304||Electrical Applications||3||15|
| ELEC305||Alternating Current (AC) Fundamentals||3||15|
| ELEC306||Electricity Supply and Distribution||3||15|
| ELEC307||Circuit Design and Operation||3||15|
| ELEC308||Electrical Machines||3||15|
| ELEC309||Electrical Theory and Practice||3||1||ELEC301-|
Career/further opportunities:Graduates may be employed in entry level positions or an apprenticeship within the electrical trade sector, or enter a pathway into higher relevant training.
Candidates are required to have gained:
The New Zealand Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 1 with a minimum of 80 credits at Level 1 or above, including:
i) 10 credits in Numeracy; and
ii) 10 credits in Literacy; and
iii) Any number of credits in General Science; or
b) Equivalent qualification.
Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Academic Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or
work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for Special Admission. Special Admission will be granted at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required
to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.
Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the General
Academic Admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for Provisional Entry at the discretion
of the Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional Entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant's performance is deemed satisfactory by the Centre Director or designated nominee.
Candidates may be required to participate in an interview process.
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.
As some of the practical components within this programme are considered high risk, students will be required to submit to an initial drug screen, and may be required to submit to further drug screening if there is reasonable cause to suspect a student is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as per Wintec’s Drug & Alcohol Policy (OP-16/04)
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
Please bring with you on the day:
• 1 refill block
• Impact clear book A4 20 leaf
• Pens - red, blue or black
• Pencil - HB, H grade pencils for technical drawing
Would be useful to have your own but not necessary :
• Smartphone or digital device for recording eportfolio evidence
• Pencil sharpener
• 30cm ruler
• Glue stick
• Small scissors
Laptop for personal research
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.
Paying for your study
Course related costs
1 SET of textbooks (can be purchased here)
Electrical Principles 7th Edition
Electrical Wiring Practice 7th Edition
• AS/NZS 3000:2007 + Amendment 1 & 2
• Electrical Safety Regulations 2011 (Print Oct 2014)
• Electricity Act 1992 (Print Jan 2014)
• AS/NZS 3760-2010 amendment 1 & 2 (In-Service Testing of Appliances)
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
- Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
First aid certificate
Prospectus (course guide)
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Request an email or posted copy of the Prospectus.
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