New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) with a focus on Engineering

Start here to prepare for diploma-level study in engineering. Successful completion will ensure you meet the academic entry requirements for our New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical or Electrical).

About the programme

Now you can begin your journey to become an engineering technician no matter what your academic background!

Do you want to prepare for diploma-level study in engineering? Then this bridging programme is the perfect option.  

Successful completion will ensure you meet the academic entry requirements for our New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (CivilMechanical or Electrical) so you can achieve your goal of becoming an engineering technician.

Our modern equipment and facilities will allow you to gain industry-relevant knowledge through hands-on learning. Many of our staff are experienced industry practitioners which means that you will benefit from their high level of skill and up-to-date expertise. 

Courses

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

Level

Credits

Career and study skills (Engineering context)

3

15

Communication for academic purposes (Engineering context)

3

15

Maths for engineering

3

15

Physics for engineering

3

15

Programme total

 

60

A change for 2023 enrolments

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed. Enrolling in programmes that start in 2023, means that you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.