Mechanical Engineering Level 3
New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)
Learn the foundations of mechanical trades, and how to safely use steel or plastics to create and maintain equipment across a diverse range of industries. In this year-long, fees-free introductory course, our industry-expert tutors will guide you along the way. Our graduates work across a range of exciting industries within manufacturing, aviation, energy, boating, and many more.
View programme modules
|Module code||Module title||Level||Credits||Pre-requisites||Co-requisites|
| MECH302||Mechanical Engineering Health and Safety||3||15|
| MECH303||Mechanical Engineering Trade Skills||3||15|
| MECH304||Mechanical Engineering Measurement||3||15|
| MECH305||Mechanical Engineering Materials||3||15|
| MECH306||Tools and Equipment||3||15|
The course is designed to give you foundational knowledge, skills, and confidence. The next step if you are looking to become a fully-qualified tradesperson, is to complete an apprenticeship. Long term, after the completion of your apprenticeship, there are further opportunities to study at a higher level, such as the Mechanical Engineering Level 5, which is for advanced tradespeople looking at more specific roles. There are many different job opportunities for you to pursue in many industries, such as manufacturing, aviation, construction, and energy.
There is open entry to this programme although students must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Please bring with you on your first day:
- Pens, pencils, and lined refill.
- Steel capped footwear - you will not be allowed to enter the workshop without these.
What you will need
As part of the Centre for Trades safety guidelines, you will be required at all times while in the workshop to wear:
New Zealand approved safety steel cap footwear.
New Zealand approved safety glass will also be required to be worn at all times, and these will be provided to you on your first morning.
Full covered overalls (cotton).
Laptop or tablet with a keyboard.
Please bring these items with you on your first day, as you will be unable to enter the workshop without them.
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
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
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Prospectus (course guide)
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