Electrical Engineering Level 3
New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (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 opportunitiesGraduates 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)
To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at email@example.com or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.
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.
Year 1 students starting July 2021
Date: Wednesday 21 July 2021
Venue: G Block, Student Street, Rotokauri Campus
Join us for a whānau evening where you can meet your tutors and prepare for your first induction day. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have and we encourage you to bring your whānau along with you. Pizza will be provided.
Date: Monday 26 July 2021
Venue: G Block, Student Street, Rotokauri Campus
What you will need
Please bring with you on the day:
- One refill block
- Impact clear book A4 20 leaf
- Pens - red, blue or black
- Pencil - HB, H grade pencils for technical drawing
The following are also useful to bring 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
Parking and bus information
He reo pōwhiri - Your official welcome to Wintec
Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.
You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.
Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.
Paying for your study
One SET of textbooks (can be purchased here)
Electrical Principles 8th Edition
Electrical Wiring Practice 8th Edition
AS/NZS 3000:2007 plus amendment 1 and 2
Electrical Safety Regulations 2011 (Print Oct 2014)
Electricity Act 1992 (Print Jan 2014)
AS/NZS 3760-2010 amendment 1 and 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:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
First aid certificate
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