Engineering foundation study

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)

Pre-diploma engineering

Programme highlights

This programme will help you on your journey towards further study in engineering.

Develop academic skills and independent study and self-management skills by working on a series of interesting projects.

Literacy and numeracy skills are included in the projects and prepare students for further academic study or occupational options in a career pathway of your choice.

Our classrooms are supportive learning environments that promote independence and confidence.

This programme is the pathway to the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical) (Level 6).

You may be required to complete literacy and numeracy assessments as part of this programme.

Key facts

Start month(s)

February, July

Study location(s)

MIT TechPark

Level 3
Domestic fees

$3,300 (approx.)

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Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)

Available (eligibility criteria applies)

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Programme code NZ2863
Duration

Full-time for 17 teaching weeks, part-time available.
The maximum time to complete this programme part-time is 1 year.

Study method

Full-time, Part-time

Credits 60
International fees NZD$8,700 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)

Not available

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Qualification leads to

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)


Entry requirements

General

Open entry for domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

International students: English language entry requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

International students will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link:  https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

International students

Test your English level to help you plan.

Take our free online English test to get a basic indication of your English level. This will help you understand what programmes you can apply for and what preparation you may require before you start your programme of study.

Need IELTS?

Book your British Council IELTS test with us.

You will complete your test in one day, plus get free online tuition to help you succeed. We offer paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS. Choose computer-delivered IELTS and get your results in 3-5 days.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below four courses (60 credits):

141.322 Mathematics in practice (15 credits)

The purpose of this course is to develop and expand the students’ knowledge and understanding of numeracy through real-world learning experiences in order to meet the varied demands of their personal life, study and intended career destination

181.338 Communication in practice (15 credits)

The purpose of this course is to develop and expand the students’ knowledge and understanding of literacy through real-world learning experiences in order to meet the varied demands of their personal life, study and intended career destination.

Pathway projects

Pathway projects is split into two courses:

161.315 Pathway projects – CAD (15 credits)

The purpose of this course is to enable students to progressively apply, consolidate and demonstrate the skills and knowledge developed in computer-aided design (CAD) and the numeracy and literacy courses through authentic learning experiences in order to meet the varied demands of their personal life, study and intended career.

161.316 Pathway projects – workshop practice (15 credits)

The purpose of this course is to enable students to progressively apply, consolidate and demonstrate the skills and knowledge developed in the workshop practice and the numeracy and literacy courses through authentic learning experiences in order to meet the varied demands of their personal life, study and intended career.

Key dates and timetables

To find the key dates and timetables of this programme, please view the engineering calendar.

MIT is becoming Te Pūkenga

Vocational education in Aotearoa is changing to better meet the needs of learners like you.

As part of this transformational change, MIT will next year become fully part of Te Pūkenga, a national network delivering skills training in a wide range of locations throughout Aotearoa. This means that while you’re applying with MIT now, from Semester 1, 2023 when you enrol you’ll become a Te Pūkenga learner.

The new system has the success and wellbeing of learners at its heart, and a review of all programmes is currently underway to help support this, including the programme that you’ve enrolled with. The aim is to make qualifications more portable, consistent and closely aligned with the needs of industry, and more in tune with where the world is headed.

As the programme review is ongoing, the courses outlined may be liable to change over time. Rest assured that we’ll notify you of any material changes to delivery that might impact what you’re studying, where you’re studying or the ways you’re learning.

Information is correct as at 6 September 2022. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and 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 in this publication are based on the indicative 2023 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2023 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2023 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2023 are based on the 2022 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2023. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. 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 part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pukenga is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.