New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Advanced)


Subject area

Mechanical Engineering



54 Weeks

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the mechanical engineering, construction, manufacturing, fabrication, refrigeration and air conditioning, and mechanical building services, industries with advanced tradespeople who are able to contribute to the success and competitiveness of a business by demonstrating leadership in a technical and/or operational field.

The qualification is designed for people who have already completed a mechanical engineering-related Level 4 trade qualification and wish to further develop their technical and/or operational knowledge and skills within their chosen discipline of mechanical engineering, construction, manufacturing, fabrication, refrigeration and air conditioning, and mechanical building services.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to work independently as advanced tradespeople in their chosen discipline in the mechanical engineering, fabrication, construction, manufacturing, mechanical building services, or refrigeration and air conditioning industries.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants enrolling on this programme must hold one of the following qualifications (or equivalent skills and knowledge): New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Trade) (Level 4) with strands in Fitting and Machining, General Engineering, Machining, Maintenance Engineering, Metal Forming, and Toolmaking [Ref: 2714] New Zealand Certificate in Engineering Fabrication (Trade) (Level 4) with strands in Heavy Fabrication, Light Fabrication, and Steel Construction [Ref: 2719] New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Building Services (Trade) (Level 4) [Ref: 2717] New Zealand Certificate in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Trade) (Level 4) [Ref:2366] OR Another recognised New Zealand Level 4 engineering-related qualification.OR On a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Executive Dean AND: should be working in a mechanical engineering role within an industrial environment.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


54 Weeks

Tuition Fees

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (06) 952 7000
Fax: (06) 952 7023

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Where does this information come from?

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