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Mechanical Engineering Courses at UCOL Polytechnic

Enjoy making things? Then one of UCOL’s Mechanical Engineering programmes is for you.


UCOL Polytech provides highly practical and useful skill based pre-apprenticeship training for people intending to pursue a career in engineering. You will experience a broad range of practical skills including metal work, welding and machining as well as an introduction to important health and safety information for worksites. You will leave this programme with an introductory qualification which many industry representatives endorse and this ensures the best chances of employment for successful graduates.


This pre-apprenticeship programme will help get your career started as a mechanical engineer in welding, fabrication and machining. Completing this programme will save time off your apprenticeship and help you secure a job, as UCOL graduates are valued by the industry.


UCOL Polytech offers automotive and electrical engineering programmes as well. With hands on learning from industry experienced lecturers in UCOL's brand new Regional Trades Centre, it's an ideal place to compelete your engineeing training.


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Semester One 2015 starts in February. Semester Two 2015 starts in July. Apply 6 to 8 weeks before your programme starts to secure your place.



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UCOL programme information guides

Browse our 2016 Prospectus and International Prospectus to find out what you can study at UCOL.


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Financing your study

Various funding options may be available to you. Some links to information and tools are listed below to help you.


Studylink is a source of information for government assisted funding options for Aotearoa New Zealand students.


Breakout provides information and databases on scholarships, awards and grants available in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Sorted gives you information and tools to help you calculate the cost of your study and budget for your study.


Scholarship information is available for study at UCOL campuses in Palmerston North, Whanganui and Wairarapa.



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