Waikato Trades Academy - Certificate in Educational Achievement in Mechanical Engineering (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, CAD design software and most importantly, 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 higher level of mechanical engineering qualification at Wintec.
Vocational pathway: Manufacturing and Technology
NCEA level: 2/3
Number of credits: 32
Programme structure: 1 day per week (8.30am - 3pm) during the school term.
Duration of programme: 32 days
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
You must enrol through your school. See your Careers Advisor.
|2401||Safely shut down and isolate machines and equipment||8||3||3|
|2683||Cut metals using manual thermal processes||6||3||4|
|21912||Apply safe working practices on an engineering worksite||2||2||2|
|25783||Demonstrate knowledge of metal cutting and gouging processes||1||3||2|
|21907||Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe welding procedures under supervision||2||2||3|
|20917||Demonstrate basic knowledge of engineering metals||3||2||2|
|20799||Demonstrate knowledge of common engineering metals||3||3||4|
|22906||Demonstrate and apply knowledge of welding low carbon steel||2||3||3|
|22907||Demonstrate and apply knowledge of welding aluminium and stainless steel.||2||3||3|
|29652||Demonstrate knowledge of safety, health, risk assessment & hazard I.D & control on an engineering worksite.||1||3||3|
|29674||Demonstrate knowledge of mechanical fasteners used in mechanical engineering.||1||2||3|
|||Total NZQA Credits||32|