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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: WTA014

NCEA level: 3

Number of credits: 30

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

Duration of programme: 31 weeks

Location: Rotokauri Campus, 51 Akoranga Road, Hamilton,

Entry criteria: To move on to year two, you will need to have completed 80% of the available credits in year one. Candidates who do not meet this may be accepted at the discretion of the WTA.

Further details:

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 process232TC30279
2680Join metals using the resistance welding process834TC02680
33135Demonstrate knowledge of safety and health while welding and thermal cutting133TC33135
​ Total NZQA Credits  30 

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