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Engineering Maths Summer School



Four weeks

Face-to-face teaching; maths exercises 

17 January 2023
  • Location
    Study breaks
  • Dunedin
    18 January 2021

Need to get your NCEA Level 2 maths so you can apply for our engineering diplomas?

No problem. This new Engineering Maths short course has been developed to give you that chance. Successful completion of this four week course will provide you with the Maths requirement you need to apply for the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical or Electrical).

Please note: This course is for those who meet all of the other Level 2 entry requirements into the engineering diploma except mathematics.

Entry requirements
  • Any credits at NCEA Level 1 Maths.
  • You do not have to have Statistics and/or Probability to attend this Summer School.
COVID-19 vaccination information
  • As this short course is delivered on campus/on-site, you will need to provide us with a valid My Vaccine Pass before 1 February 2022 if you want to study with us.
  • All locations where our teaching occurs face-to-face are classed as an Otago Polytechnic site.
  • You will be asked to provide us with your My Vaccine Pass during your application and enrolment process.
  • In exceptional circumstances, exemptions may be granted to this. You can find out more about this in our vaccination policy. If you think you have grounds to be exempt from our vaccination requirements, please email   

You can find more information about our vaccination requirements here. And, if you still have further questions, please visit our FAQs page which you can find here.

Course content

Introductory Mathematics for Engineers (Level 3)

This content is taken directly from our one semester bridging programme that leads into the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical or Electrical).

The content is taken from three existing taught courses: Algebra 2, Algebra 3 and Introductory Mathematics for Engineers. It has been specifically designed to enable you to gain the necessary maths skills to enter the Diploma.

We start at Level 1 and then build up over the four weeks to Level 3. Each day will involve working through maths exercises as a group and sometimes you will work independently. 

Student loans and allowances

Please note that Student Loans and Allowances are not available for this four week course.

More information

For more information, please email or call (Freephone) 0800 762 786 


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.