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).

Domestic

Duration
17 Weeks Full-time
Level
3
Credits
60
Fees
$3,621*
*Approximate full qualification tuition fee
Delivery
On campus
Location
Dunedin
Intakes
July

International

Duration
17 Weeks Full-time
Level
3
Credits
60
Fees
$12,500*
*Approximate full qualification tuition fee
Delivery
On campus
Location
Dunedin
Intakes
July

What You Study

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

Workload

Your workload

You will be expected to study for (approximately) 40 hours per week. This will consist of lectures, laboratory sessions, tutorials and your own study time. Assessment is continuous throughout the semester. Assignments are issued regularly and there are end of semester exams.

Entry

Skills needed to work in this area

  • A strong interest in being either a Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Self-motivation and commitment
  • A good work ethic

Entry requirements

If you need to improve your English Language skills, we offer a wide range of English programmes.

Please note: This programme will only run if there are sufficient numbers. 

Selection process

You will be interviewed to assess your suitability for this programme. If it is in your best interests, we may recommend an alternative programme for you.

Want your existing skills recognised?

If you have extensive knowledge and skills due to practical experience in this area, please ask us about our recognition of prior learning process. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification and could achieve it in a shorter timeframe. Please email info@op.ac.nz or call 0800 762 786.

Fees

Domestic fees

Full tuition
Standard
$3,621

International fees

Full tuition
Standard
$12,500

He Toki Fees Scholarship

If you’re an applicant who identifies as Māori and are between 16-40 years old, you can apply for the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) He Toki fees scholarship for support to study this programme.

For more information about this scholarship:

Visit http://hetoki.co.nz
Phone 0800 438 654 
Email hetoki@op.ac.nz

Additional costs

You will need to provide your own personal stationery and a calculator. It is strongly recommended that you have access to a wifi-capable laptop to assist you with your studies.

Tuition fees

The tuition fees shown above are approximate only. There may be a slight fee increase per year once Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) rules and guidelines are applied. These fees also don’t include additional costs or living costs.

Application

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, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.

Get in touch

0800 762 786
International +64 3 477 3014
Email: info@op.ac.nz