Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 4)

Programme highlights

Get specialist skills in the electrical trades and prepare yourself to become a registered electrician.

Build on your skills and knowledge in electrical principles, wiring, machines and regulations and develop PLC programming skills.

At MIT you will spend a lot of time in our well-equipped electrical engineering workshops.

Our expert teachers work closely with industry training organisations such as The Skills Organisation and electricians and electrical firms which means you can keep pace with current technologies and could be referred to apprenticeships.

On graduating from Level 4, and with work-experience, you will be able to sit your exams to become a registered electrician. With opportunities to work in homes and factories, and on tools, machinery and production lines, or to run your own business.

Key facts

Study Method 20 weeks (full-time) (three days per week)
Applications Close when the programme is full
Level 4
Credits 60 each level
Fees $4,000 (approx.)
International Student Fees NZD$10,800 (approx.)

Information is correct at December 2016. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2017 fee structure. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

Career opportunities

Apprenticeships in the electrical trade. Graduates who complete appropriate work experience are eligible to apply for registration as an Electrician.

Apprentice electrical fitter in the power supply industry.

Programme structure

Students complete the following courses:

  • Electrical Principles 3
  • Electrical Wiring 3
  • Commission AC Rotating Machines.

Further study

NZ Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) (Level 6)

Programme Code MN4327
Qualification MIT Certificate

20 weeks (full-time) (three days per week) Incl. two weeks break or 40 weeks (part-time) Incl. six weeks break

Start Dates February and July

Start dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view our Academic Year and Key Dates

Offered by

Faculty of Engineering and Trades - School of Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • have successfully completed 80% of the MIT Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 3) OR equivalent


  • have suitable work experience;
  • be physically capable of completing the practical aspects of the programme; and
  • have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 5.5 (with no score below 5.0) or equivalent.

Students who have completed the Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 3) will be offered first option for places available in the programme. This option will terminate on the first day of the first course.

Applicants will be accepted in order of application.

All applicants will attend an interview at which they will receive career counselling and advice regarding their proposed programme of study.

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International students

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Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean.

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