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New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering - Invercargill

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3
Dates:

2020 Semester 1: 10 February to 13 November

Duration:

One year full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 120

 

Work safely, applying an understanding of relevant Health and Safety requirements and safety culture, when carrying out engineering tasks
Apply basic trade related numeracy, literacy, and visualisation skills to perform engineering tasks
Perform a defined range of engineering tasks according to instructions using relevant materials, tools, and equipment
Set up and carry out a single process engineering job according to instructions
Apply an understanding of effective and efficient processes and principles to the engineering jobs being undertaken
Take responsibility for the appropriate quality of own engineering work and make corrections as required
Participate and communicate effectively within an engineering team
  • Work safely, applying an understanding of relevant Health and Safety requirements and safety culture, when carrying out engineering tasks
  • Apply basic trade related numeracy, literacy, and visualisation skills to perform engineering tasks
  • Perform a defined range of engineering tasks according to instructions using relevant materials, tools, and equipment
  • Set up and carry out a single process engineering job according to instructions
  • Apply an understanding of effective and efficient processes and principles to the engineering jobs being undertaken
  • Take responsibility for the appropriate quality of own engineering work and make corrections as required
  • Participate and communicate effectively within an engineering team

 

Compulsory
MET300 Mechanical Engineering Health and Safety
MET310 Mechanical Engineering Drawing and Calculations
MET320 Mechanical Engineering Workshop Basics
MET330 Mechanical Engineering Materials
MET340 Mechanical Engineering Basic Processes
MET350 Welding for Engineers
MET360 Mechanical Engineering Process and Quality
MET370 Mechanical Engineering Communication  

Optional Units

2682 Weld steel in the downhand positions to a general purpose industry standard using the manual metal arc welding process 

2679 Join metals using the torch brazing and soldering processes

20799 Demonstrate knowledge of common engineering metals

2672 Weld steel to a general purpose industry standard using gas metal and arc welding process

29651 Demonstrate knowledge of health and safety when welding and thermal cutting

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2020 direct material costs of $2050 (GST inclusive)

International Fees can be found here.

 

This qualification will provide students with sufficient underpinning knowledge, understanding, and practical skill, to work under limited supervision as operators or trade assistants in the mechanical engineering, construction, manufacturing or fabrication industries.
This qualification is designed for people already working in the industry or people intending to complete a pre-trade qualification before entering the industry.
Graduates will be capable of performing a defined range of engineering tasks under limited supervision.

 

This qualification will provide students with sufficient underpinning knowledge, understanding, and practical skill, to work under limited supervision as operators or trade assistants in the mechanical engineering, construction, manufacturing or fabrication industries.

This qualification is designed for people already working in the industry or people intending to complete a pre-trade qualification before entering the industry.

Graduates will be capable of performing a defined range of engineering tasks under limited supervision.

School Leavers

  • NCEA Level 2 (recommended), minimum 10 credits NCEA Level 1 in both literacy and numeracy
  • Three years’ minimum secondary education
  • Desire to work in the mechanical engineering industry

Mature Applicants

Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at Level 2 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years. They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate. Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand,,Australia,Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters' Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment


IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE)
TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14)
Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill.
OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 3 (General) or (Workplace) b) Level 3 (General)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36
Language Cert - B1 Achiever IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than PASS in each skill
Trinity ISE - ISE I with no less than distinction in any band

* New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

To satisfactorily complete New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3) and be awarded this qualification the student must have successfully:

  • Acheived minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3).
  • Completed required practical and theoretical programme work and assignments.
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3) full-time over one year or part-time over two years.

(Please note; students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit zero fees entitlement)

Three days per week class time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8.00am-5.00pm. Two days work experience.

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