New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Advanced)

Manukau Institute of Technology Ltd

Subject area

Mechanical Engineering




1.5 Years

Total student fees


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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) and should be working in a mechanical engineering role within an industrial environment: - 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. 5.1.2 Interviews An interview is not required. 5.2 English Language entry requirements Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. This will be demonstrated by meeting the current NZQA requirements. For the minimum English language requirements refer to the following website and 5.3 Regulatory or other requirements No additional criteria are applicable. 5.4 Selection Applicants who meet the entry requirements will be accepted on to the programme on a first-come-first served basis

Detailed requirements

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


1.5 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$2,676 $4,014
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$4,583 $6,874
Total $7,259 $10,888

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

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:

Median earnings $37,418
Earnings range $30,364 - $43,679
In employment 59%
In further study 27%
On a benefit 11%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 22 62 62
Phone: (0800) 626252
Fax: (09) 968 8701

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Where does this information come from?

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NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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