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New Zealand Certificate in Electric Vehicle Automotive Engineering (Level 5)

New Zealand Certificate in Electric Vehicle Automotive Engineering (Level 5)

Level 5

Are you working as an automotive engineer and want to develop your skills with electric vehicles? With UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Electric Vehicle Automotive Engineering Level 5, you can obtain a nationally recognised qualification while at work.

An electric car
Quick info

Level: 5

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North

Duration: 45 weeks
See Course Hours for details

Dates:
Feb 2022 - dates TBC

Domestic Fees: *
TBCScholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

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.

The New Zealand Certificate in Electric Vehicle Automotive Engineering Level 5 is designed for experienced automotive engineering technicians who want to advance in or enter the electric vehicle industry. You will develop knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively diagnose and repair faults in electric vehicles, including battery-electric and hybrid electric vehicles and machines.

This programme uses blended delivery – combining in person, online, and in-work learning. You will carry out all of the practical work at your place of work or other automotive workshops, under the supervision of our lecturers. 

 Course Hours & Duration

This programme runs for 45 weeks each year, including 3 holiday weeks.

Per week, your learning will include approximately:

Class Time
12 hrs

In-person, online and in-work learning, plus block courses at UCOL.
Work Time

Full-time or Part-time employment in a light automotive engineering workshop.
You will complete practical hours within your working hours.
Study Time
5 hrs

Study in your own time.

You can also choose to study part-time, or possibly by paper. Talk to us about your options with this programme.

 Career & Study Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme you will be able to carry out a range of diagnoses and repair electrical vehicles without supervision.

 Course Information

This programme consist of 70 Credits. The courses includes:

Automotive Management (10 Credits)
Students will learn to oversee team responsibilities, including compliance. After this course, you will be able to:

  • Oversee a team to ensure compliance with legislative and company requirements.
  • Monitor and maintain a safe and effective automotive workplace.

Drive Systems (20 Credits)
Students will acquire the skills to diagnose, analyse, and repair uncommon and complex electric vehicle drive system faults to meet industry standards. After this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyse uncommon and complex electric vehicle or machine drive system faults to determine what restoration action is required.
  • Restore and service electric vehicle or machine drive systems to meet industry and legislative requirements, including manufacturer recommendations.

Battery Systems (20 Credits)
Students will learn how to diagnose, analyse, and repair uncommon and complex electric vehicle battery system faults to meet industry standards. After this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyse uncommon and complex electric vehicle or machine battery system faults and determine what restoration action is required.
  • Restore and service electric vehicle or machine battery systems to meet industry and legislative requirements, taking manufacturer recommendations into account.

High Voltage Auxiliary Systems (10 Credits)
Students will acquire the skills to diagnose, analyse, and repair uncommon and complex electric vehicle sub-system faults to meet industry standards. After this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyse uncommon and complex electric vehicle or auxiliary machine faults to determine restorative action required.
  • Restore and service electric vehicle or machine sub-systems to meet industry and legislative requirements, taking manufacturer recommendations into account.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry to the programme, applicants must hold the following:

an Automotive Engineering qualification at Level 4
OR
equivalent skills and experience
OR
on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Executive Dean
AND
must be currently employed in a light automotive engineering workshop (for the duration of this course). 

 

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

 International Entry Requirements

This programme is currently not available to international students.

 Advice & Guidance

This programme is aimed at people working, or intending to work in an advanced technical role within an electric vehicle automotive context. It has been designed for experienced automotive engineering technicians.
Previous study in related technology areas would be an advantage.

To successfully complete this programme, students need to be aware of the physical demands required for this career pathway.

Students need to supply their own steel cap boots, overalls, basic toolkit and external storage device.

Students need to be aware of the physical requirements for operating in a automotive environment and will be advised to put any special needs or requirements in writing and advise the Programme Leader  before the programme begins.

We recommend you have a Class 1 licence achieved before completion of a programme leading to this qualification.


Work Experience
There are no work experience hours for this programme. The practical and work-based components are integrated through authentic work experience within the programme. Authentic work experience will occur in the automotive workshop where students are supervised.


Recognition of prior learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the appropriate form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course have already been met. Applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the UCOL Academic Statute and other relavant policies and procedures.

Application checklist
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you apply:

  • National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
  • Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
  • Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
  • Check if you're eligible for additional support or a scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of our free Youth Transition programmes.

Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email (not via the online application form).

Blended Delivery
This programme uses blended delivery – combining in person, online, and in-work learning. Please contact the programme leader for more details.

 Additional Costs

TBC

 Accreditation

The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.

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