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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, 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

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 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:

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

Please note this programme is pending external approval.

Programme modules

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCredits
TE2401Safely shut down and isolate machines and equipment833
TC29652Demonstrate knowledge of safety, health, risk assessment, hazard ID and control on an engineering work-site133
TC30263Perform fabrication operations2310
TC4437Select, use and care for advanced engineering equipment733
TC30438Dismantle, inspect and assemble components within assemblies136
TC30273Set up and operate a CNC lathe or machining centre133
TC29650Demonstrate knowledge of the safe use of powered equipment in a mechanical engineering or fabrication workshop122
​ Total NZQA Credits  30