mechanical 3

Mechanical Engineering Level 3

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)

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Course Details

  • Feb 2018
    Jul 2018
  • One year
  • Full-time
  • $6978 per year
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fee Free in 2018* or MPTT
  • Level 3
  • Hamilton - Modern Transport Engineers or Hamilton Rotokauri Campus

Summary

If you’re interested in working as an operator or in a trade assistant role (under limited supervision), in areas of specialisation, in the mechanical engineering, construction, mechanical building services, manufacturing or fabrication industries, this is the programme for you. 

This programme will give you a good foundation of hands-on skills and knowledge of the mechanical engineering industry and mechanical engineering theory.

** 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

​VIEW THE MODULES OF STUDY​ HERE​

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-RequisitesAssessment Standard
MECH302​Mechanical Engineering Health and Safety
3
15

 N/A
MECH303​Mechanical Engineering Trade Skills
3
15

 N/A
MECH304​Mechanical Engineering Measurement
3
15

 N/A
MECH305​Mechanical Engineering Materials
3
15

 N/A
MECH306​Tools and Equipment
3
15

 N/A
MECH307​Fitting
3
15

 N/A
MECH308​Machining
3
15

 N/A
MECH309​Fabrication
3
15

 N/A
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Entry Requirements:

Open Entry. Selection criteria applicable.

As some of the practical components within this programme are considered high risk, students will be required to submit to an initial drug screen as per Wintec’s Drug and Alcohol Policy. 

Applicants who have English as a second language must have a minimum IELTS Academic band score of 5 across all bands; or equivalent.

Download the full programme regulations:

Career/further opportunities:

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Level 3 programme will be able to work (under limited supervision) in an operator or trade assistant role in their area of specialisation, in the mechanical engineering, construction, mechanical building services, manufacturing or fabrication industries.

Roles may include: CNC Machine Operator, Mould and Core Maker, Furnace Operator, Machine Operator, Specialist Production Welder, Metal Worker/Fabricator, Ducting Fabricator, Pipe Fitter/Welder, Metal Polisher and Pattern Maker Trade Assistant.

Pathways

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Transfer of Credit

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.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

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.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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