New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

Gain skills to build, maintain or operate equipment and plants in mechanical engineering. Maintenance fitting. Fitting/turning. Welding. Sheet metal working. Structural fabrication. Toolmaking. Work on projects to develop your skills further. Use your creativity to make new things.

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What you will learn

  • Learn and carry out processes of machining
  • Gain skills in fabrication
  • Learn fitting
  • Gain knowledge and practical experience in a variety of welding disciplines
  • Carry out and apply engineering calculations
  • Know about macros and how to write and control applications
  • Read, interpret and produce engineering drawings
  • *Subject to approval
Manufacturing & TechnologyManufacturing
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Programme structure

You'll be at WelTec Monday to Wednesday. Most of your learning is in the workshop with around four hours of theory each week.

Many students do part-time work in the industry alongside the programme.

Project work

Work on projects to develop your skills further. Use the different machinery that is used in the industry.

Our students have gone on to work on everything from cars to coffee machines.

We're always making a variety of tools and useful items. I just made a welding vice clamp, and now I'm making a BBQ lamp.
Tevita, Mechanical Engineering Student

Career options

  • General Engineer
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Welder
  • Toolmaker
  • Structural Engineer
  • Fabricator

Further study options

Upcoming start dates

  • 6 March 2017
  • 19 July 2017

For open days, enrolment deadlines and other important dates check our calendar.

Entry criteria

Under 20

  • 10 NCEA Level 1 credits in literacy
  • 10 NCEA credits numeracy (algebra, trigonometry, measurement recommended)

Applicants must be able to carry out the physical requirements of the programme.

20+

If you’re 20 years or over, contact us to see if you qualify for special admissions on our programmes.

Applicants must be able to carry out the physical requirements of the programme.

What it will cost

Local

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details

International

This programme is not available to international students.

Where will my course be?

The Petone campus is at 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone.

Read more about our Petone campus.

Ready to enrol?

Local

Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.

International

Contact our international team to check the suitability of this course for international students.


Offered by:
School of Engineering
Offered by:
Te Kāhui Pūkenga o ngā Pūkaha
Formal programme title:
New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
Programme code:
NZ2715
We're always making a variety of tools and useful items. I just made a welding vice clamp, and now I'm making a BBQ lamp.
Tevita, Mechanical Engineering Student