Note: As a subsidiary of
Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL Te Pūkenga is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time. If you have any questions call an Enrolment Advisor on 0800 468 265.
From 2023, UCOL Te Pūkenga and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga. So, if you join UCOL Te Pūkenga in 2023, you will be awarded Te Pūkenga certification. And, if you are a current learner graduating in 2023, you will be awarded a co-branded certificate.
This programme consists of 120 credits. The courses include:
Engineering Health & Safety (Level 3) (10 credits)
Develop ākonga knowledge and skills in relevant health and safety legislation so they can apply appropriate work safety practices and procedures when carrying out tasks in an engineering environment.
Engineering Calculations and Drawings (Level 3) (15 credits)
To develop basic trade-related numeracy, literacy and graphic visualisation skills to produce engineering tasks.
Mechanical Engineering Workshop Skills (level 3) (15 credits)
Develop basic engineering workshop skills in using simple measurement, lifting and moving loads and materials as well as develop knowledge of common engineering materials.
Engineering Machining (Level 3) (20 credits)
Develop skills in basic machining and workshop practices including applying appropriate engineering work practices when using measuring equipment to perform mechanical machining operations.
Engineering Fabrication (Level 3) (20 credits)
Develop basic fabrication skills and techniques as well as develop good working practices when using engineering power tools.
Welding (Level 3) (20 credits)
Develop and apply basic welding principles and skills as well as health and safety processes when welding materials.
Mechanical Engineering Processes & Quality (Level 3) (10 credits)
Develop ākonga knowledge of effective and efficient processes as they take responsibility for their own work in the carrying out basic engineering tasks.
Mechanical Engineering Communication (Level 3) (10 credits)
To consistently apply effective communication techniques by participating in a team environment within an engineering workshop.
Previous Related Programmes
The New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3) supersedes and takes the best from the following programme of study, which is no longer offered:
- Certificate in Fitting, Welding and Machining