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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 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
2024 dates TBC

Whanganui & Masterton
2024 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 the UCOL Te Pūkenga 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.