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Certificate in Educational Achievement in Mechanical Engineering (General) (Level 3)

About the programme

Mechanical engineering applies some of the basic principles of engineering, physics, and materials science for the design, analysis, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that includes the design, production and operation of machinery; including hand tools and portable power tools, measuring and dimensional measuring devices, engineering marking-out equipment, various steel cutting and welding procedures, assembly, safe work practices and procedures.

This take-home project-based course will introduce you to the exciting world of engineering and will provide you with the ability to look into an engineering apprenticeship, or start a higher level of mechanical engineering qualification at Wintec.

Vocational pathway: Manufacturing and Technology

Programme code: VP0017

NCEA level: 2/3

Number of credits: 30

Programme structure: 1 day per week (8.30am-3pm) during the school term.

Duration of programme: 32 weeks

Location: Wintec Rotokauri Campus, 51 Akoranga Road Hamilton

Entry criteria: To enter year two you will need to have completed 80% of the available credits in year one, and 100% of the available credits relating to your chosen year two module. All students must either have, or be enrolled in Level 2 Math or are completing the equivalent unit standard at school to be eligible. ​Candidates who do not meet this may be accepted at the discretion of the WTA.

Further details: www.youthguarantee.net.nz

Contacts: You must enrol through your school. Please see your careers advisor.

Programme content

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCreditsWintec code
29652Demonstrate knowledge of safety, health, risk assessment, hazard ID and control on an engineering work-site133TC29652
30263Perform fabrication operations2310TC30263
30438Dismantle, inspect and assemble components within assemblies136TC30438
30280Cut metals using the manual plasma cutting process132TC30280
30279Cut steel using the manual gas cutting process132TC30279
2680Join metals using the resistance welding process734TC02680
29651Demonstrate knowledge of health and safety when welding and thermal cutting123TC29651
​ Total NZQA Credits  30