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Get qualified to work as an engineering technician – an area in huge demand in New Zealand and overseas.
Learn the hands-on skills to build and repair machines.
From refrigerators to industrial equipment, you'll learn how to work with the most complex machines.
This qualification meets New Zealand and international benchmarks for engineering technicians.
Graduates can work at a technician level as outlined by the Dublin Accord (International Engineering Alliance, 2002).
Mechanical engineering and mechanical services cover an extensive range of occupations and industries. Positions can include engineering technicians, design engineers, plant engineers and managers.
The analytical, problem solving and project management skills gained through mechanical engineering training can also be transferred to many other occupations and provide a great platform for careers in business, management and design.
Further training or study
Successful completion of your first semester in the New Zealand Diploma of Engineering (Level 6) with a required grade point average of B can provide direct entry to Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Level 7).
Applicants must meet the following minimum entry requirements:
NCEA Level 2,
Including a minimum of 10 literacy credits at Level 1 or above (for those who achieved NCEA Level 2 before 2013);
A minimum total of 48 credits at level 2 in four subjects including at least 12 credits in mathematics (preferably achievement standards in algebra , calculus or trigonometry);
Equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate or Cambridge)
Equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience.
IELTS test: Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5; TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge English Examinations: B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
Other Entry Requirements
Applicants must be physically capable of completing the practical aspects of the programme, by being able to work effectively, efficiently and safely.
Although not part of the entry requirements, applicants will attend an interview as part of the process of assisting them to select the right specialisation.
Successful applicants will be accepted in order of application. The above attributes will be assessed through an interview process to which applicants may bring family and/or whanau support.
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements will be counselled to an appropriate Foundation programme.
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