New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Advanced) (Level 5)

As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand's economy, this programme is now free^. For terms and conditions, more information, and other programmes covered by this scheme, click here.

Due to high demand, we recommend applying early.

Programme highlights

­­Are you qualified in mechanical trades and looking for your next challenge?

Study with MIT to learn the skills you need to get a job as an advanced mechanical engineer, specialist, team leader or workshop supervisor.

You'll develop the core tools you need to take your career further.

You'll also learn hands-on skills in our well-equipped engineering workshops. Choose to study in your own workshop and online.

Our tutors are up-to-date with the latest technologies and work closely with engineering firms.

Flexible study option

Key facts

Start Month(s) Ongoing intakes*
*Pending approval
Study Location(s) Workplace learning
Level 5
Domestic fees Free^
Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Not available
Programme Code NZ2716
Duration

18 months part-time
(maximum five years)

Study Method Block Courses, Online
Credits 70
International Fees Not available to international students
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*) Not available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

Entry requirements

General

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;
  • New Zealand Certificate in Engineering Fabrication (Trade) (Level 4) with strands in Heavy Fabrication, Light Fabrication, and Steel Construction;
  • New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Building Services (Trade) (Level 4);
  • New Zealand Certificate in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Trade) (Level 4); or
  • Another recognised New Zealand Level 4 engineering-related qualification.
English language entry requirements

You will need English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English (an assessment may be required if your first language is not English).

 

Career opportunities

You will learn the skills you need to get a job as an advanced mechanical engineer, specialist, team leader or workshop supervisor.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below five courses (70 credits):

243.522 Mechanical Engineering Site Safe, Health and Safety (10 credits)

Application of the appropriate health and safety legislation and workplace safety requirements to ensure all work performed on site meets safety requirements.

243.523 Mechanical Engineering Practical Skills (40 credits)

Apply advanced technical and/or operational skills and knowledge including critical problem solving skills to a: mechanical engineering; construction; manufacturing or fabrication processes.

243.524 Mechanical Engineering Quality Systems (10 credits)

Drive the application of effective and efficient processes and principles and quality systems within own engineering-related area of control.

243.525 Mechanical Engineering Processes and Concepts (5 credits)

Investigate a new technology and how it may be employed to improve, or replace, an existing mechanical engineering, construction, manufacturing, or fabrication process.

243.526 Mechanical Engineering Training and Supervision (5 credits)

Train or mentor people to ensure quality mechanical engineering, construction, manufacturing or fabrication outcomes.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the trades calendar.

Further training or study

Once you’ve achieved this qualification, explore your next study option and see how you could become one of MIT degree grads who earn more*, to be among the highest employment rates and those who are the best paid.

Key information for students

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Advanced) (Level 5)

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. 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 http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/programme-approval-and-accreditation/app-2/the-table/ and http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/programme-approval-and-accreditation/8/18/ 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 [?] Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification. More information about entry to this qualification
Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification. 1.5 Years
Tuition Fees Annual Total Qualification
Student fees [?] Annual:
The annual tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Total Qualification:
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
$2,629 $3,943
Government tuition subsidy [?] Annual:
The average annual amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$4,502 $6,753
Total [?] Annual:
The combined total of the annual amount paid by both the student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$7,131 $10,696
Compulsory student services fee
Student loan information [?] Click here for more information on loans and allowances. StudyLink
Student Success
Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year. N/A
National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $37,418
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $30,364 - $43,679
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 59%
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 27%
On a benefit [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 11%
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
Click here for more information about the Key Information for Students

Information is correct as at October 2019. 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 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 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 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. 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 accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

^Free study for this qualification may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Visit https://www.tec.govt.nz/funding/funding-and-performance/funding/fund-finder/targeted-training-and-apprenticeship-fund/faqs-for-learners/ for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student and meet any other entry criteria as required. Some costs may also apply. Free study is subject to funding confirmation.