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STAR Mechanical Engineering

STAR Mechanical Engineering

Level 2

Are you interested in machining? The UCOL | Te Pūkenga Star Mechanical Engineering course will offer you the necessary skills required for working with steel, tools and gases.

A photograph of a student measuring a small piece of metal
Quick info

Level: 2

Locations: UCOL | Te Pūkenga Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL | Te Pūkenga Whanganui, UCOL | Te Pūkenga Wairarapa in Masterton

Duration: One day per week over five weeks (Friday).

Palmerston North
19 May 2023 – 16 Jun 2023
25 Jul 2023 – 22 Aug 2023

Whanganui & Masterton
2023 dates TBC

Domestic Fees: *
Fees-free to learners. Fees apply to participating schools.Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Not applicable.

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

Join us to discover your engineering skills as you learn how to create projects based on precise measurements.

How to apply

If you're interested in applying for the UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Mechanical Engineering course, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school.

 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of the UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Mechanical Engineering course is the first step in a journey. Equipped with new skills and a taste for the industry, you will know what you need to do to pursue a career in hairdressing. If this is for you, you can undertake further tertiary studies in:

  • Academy Mechanical Engineering Level 2
  • Academy Applied Technology & Design Level 3
  • New Zealand Diploma in Construction Level 6
  • New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Level 6

Career Pathways

  • Sheet metal fabricator
  • Welder (Mig, Tig & Arc)
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Diagnostics Engineer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigeration Engineer

 Domestic Entry Requirements

For year 11 - 13 secondary school learners (NZ Citizens, permanent residents or learners with an applicable visa allowing them to be enrolled in a secondary school).

Applications are to be received from participating schools.


For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

 Advice & Guidance

The UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Mechanical Engineering course comprises 8 Credits.

 Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this programme. Simply, bring a pen, paper and your lunch each week.