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Mechanical Engineering Level 3

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)

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Course Details

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

​VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

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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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.

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.

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).

 

 

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Your First Day

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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

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