New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
Level 3

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)

  • NMIT is part of Te Pūkenga

    This means that you will now graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates


    17 February 2025
  • Study options


  • Length

    40 weeks (34 weeks teaching, 6 weeks study break)

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2024: $8,640 plus $246 Student Services Levy

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies (2024; $2.05 per credit).

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.

    View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


Jump-start your career in Mechanical Engineering. The subjects studied in this one year programme are equivalent to the first year of your apprenticeship.

This hands-on, one-year programme will give you a strong head start in the industry. You'll gain essential skills, making you a valuable candidate for an engineering apprenticeship.

This programme is equivalent to the first year of an apprenticeship and is a recognised entry for apprenticeships in the mechanical engineering trades. You will gain general knowledge of engineering tools, machinery and equipment, and worksite processes and principles. You will also gain skills and expertise in health and safety, numeracy, communication and teamwork.

Your learning will take place in the on-campus workshop, the classroom, and as work experience. You may even get out and about on field trips, gaining valuable industry insight and skills.

To complement your learning on campus, work experience with an employer in the engineering industry is recommended. Tutors can support your search for suitable work opportunities.

NEW Marlborough delivery

From February 2025, NMIT will deliver this programme on the RNZAF Woodbourne Base in the same engineering spaces as our Aviation Engineering(external link) students. You will receive all the same training and advantages as our Nelson students and have the opportunity to experience field trips and industry insights locally.








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